Collection by Dwell

Dwell June 2007, Vol. 07 Issue 07: Homes With History

Mixing Modern With Tradition

Farnham walks the couple’s Vizsla, Kasia, down the sloped alley upon which the 

house sits. Hill’s renovation maintains some Victorian character in the decorative eaves 

and scaling, but the home is largely an anomaly for San Francisco.
Farnham walks the couple’s Vizsla, Kasia, down the sloped alley upon which the house sits. Hill’s renovation maintains some Victorian character in the decorative eaves and scaling, but the home is largely an anomaly for San Francisco.
The Nomad's wall and roof structure is a single bamboo frame. There are twelve pieces that lock together to form a hexagon.
The Nomad's wall and roof structure is a single bamboo frame. There are twelve pieces that lock together to form a hexagon.
The renovated façade of Mikulionis’s flat, seen beyond thin snow and bare trees from the grounds of the monastery.
The renovated façade of Mikulionis’s flat, seen beyond thin snow and bare trees from the grounds of the monastery.
More than just a clever cover, the ipe wood shell of Mark Erman's spa, thanks to its 40-foot tracks, niftily navigates the rocky straights between spa shelter, dapper deck, and bespoke buffet table.
More than just a clever cover, the ipe wood shell of Mark Erman's spa, thanks to its 40-foot tracks, niftily navigates the rocky straights between spa shelter, dapper deck, and bespoke buffet table.
Inga Sempé stands aloof and alight by both the tall and short versions of the Lampe Plate for Cappellini in 2001.
Inga Sempé stands aloof and alight by both the tall and short versions of the Lampe Plate for Cappellini in 2001.
A second-story balcony overlooks a small yard.
A second-story balcony overlooks a small yard.
The project is the brainchild of urban planner Ann Buttenwieser, the founder of the nonprofit Neptune Foundation.
The project is the brainchild of urban planner Ann Buttenwieser, the founder of the nonprofit Neptune Foundation.
Oakland, California, doesn’t want for stately old Victorian houses, but heritage and zoning regulations often make them tough to renovate, particularly if you have an aesthetic depar-ture in mind. By raising the house, Mike McDonald was able to preserve the façade and create a modern new office space below.
Oakland, California, doesn’t want for stately old Victorian houses, but heritage and zoning regulations often make them tough to renovate, particularly if you have an aesthetic depar-ture in mind. By raising the house, Mike McDonald was able to preserve the façade and create a modern new office space below.