Collection by Luke Hopping

Modern Renovations for 1940s Homes


These Greatest Generation–era houses were worn out by the time their current occupants arrived, prompting some serious reboots.

Finding a home in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming was easy for this well-traveled family.
Carle revived the home’s exterior by recladding it in fresh cedar planks, local stone, and black anodized aluminum.
The panoply of tile continues in the living room, which is anchored by a second fireplace that Karen wrapped in oval...
In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco interior designer Nicole Hollis successfully renovates this 1940s...
Stephen Waddell and Isabel Kunigk worked with architect D’Arcy Jones to breathe new life into their “dank old”...
Out back, the paved patio serves as the family's main dining room.