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8 Victorians with Modern Additions

Affectionate homeowners and architects have beckoned these classic homes into the modern era with sleek, midcentury modern additions that distinguish them from their contemporaries. Consider this combination of old and new a kind of architectural steampunk.

The wide back stairs of this addition to an eclectic Victorian home in Louisville, Kentucky, offer a place for the family to relax. The exterior—painted Black Forest Green, a Benjamin Moore hue commonly used on plantation shutters in the South—subtly introduces modern design to the neighborhood. Photo by Noah Webb.

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