Collection by Luke Hopping

Modern Home Renovations

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With a healthy amount of elbow grease, these suboptimal houses and buildings were re-envisioned as havens of modernity.

Smith, Grimley, Roen, and Mae gather around a Polder Sofa XL by Hella Jongerius for Vitra.
Given the homeowners’ request for an open-concept house with a fluid floor plan, Bloomberg first stripped the building...
In the new 2,770-square-foot apartment, original I-beams brace the structure at dramatic angles and collide overhead,...
The original home’s dilapidated rear wall was in such poor condition that Roberts called it “an opportunity in disguise.
Edinburgh is full of modest single-story houses like Donal McBreen and Emma Russell's.
The open and airy courtyard and dining area encourages outdoor living.
“I just removed things until I knew an Eames Compact sofa would look right at home," says Nguyen.
The cozy “rumpus room,” a kids playroom that functions as a second living room, looks out onto the courtyard.
Several interior walls were removed so light could penetrate the space more fully.
The main living room, located near the front door, features a striking two-story glass garage door that opens the...
A far cry from minimalism, the renovated 900-square-foot Paris flat belonging to Nicolas Roche, a scion of the French...
With three sons in the family, the kitchen gets a lot of use.
Downstairs, century-old subway tile and copper windows keep the new kitchen gritty; it gained a stainless-steel island,...
Lassen designed all the furniture with the exception of a few items, like the vintage Chairman armchair by Henrik...
With its sloped Douglas fir ceiling, expansive glass, and elm built-ins crafted by Wolf Melian, the upstairs study...
Irit and Zohar imagined a space that would be a cohesive blend of old and new.
The bungalow had beautiful bones but some major problems, including a poorly designed addition to the back that had to...
In the living room, and throughout the home, recessed "book nooks" are used to provide space-saving storage.
The family members, who are active and spend ample time at the beach, requested the feel of a seaside retreat.
Hutchins and Montague furnished their living area with Theatre sofas by Ted Boerner for Design Within Reach and Womb...
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