Collection by Heather Corcoran

European Renovations That Transformed Historic Homes


With thoughtful modern renovations these five projects prove even Old World homes can learn new tricks.

To integrate the former postman’s cottage with the new design, architect David Sheppard added a concrete column...
Their dining room and sitting area used to be an uninsulated greenhouse; now it’s a light-filled space where the family...
The couple snapped up a 2,600-square-foot late-18th-century flat, which they’ve since filled with...
He created the star as a prop for a photo shoot. The kitchen cabinets benefit from a pop of rosy color, a custom hue.
The sitting area and office are on the second floor, reached via the catwalk.