Collection by Kate Santos

Modern Renovations of 19th Century Homes

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From a Greek and Gothic revival to the birth of suburbs, the 1800s brought about new innovations in technology and architectural styles embody those historic changes. Careful to walk the line between renovation and restoration, we spotlight five designers that gave their architectural artifacts a modern update.

Nicknamed the Floating Farmhouse, this 200-year-old home inspired one former copywriter to delve into architecture as a...
The original 1820s farmhouse.
The exterior of this 1878 Victorian offers little insight into its new, expansive, light-filled interior.
Jonathan Nelson’s one wish for the master bathroom was for views from the Zuma tub.
Oakland, California, doesn’t want for stately old Victorian houses, but heritage and zoning regulations often make them...
Ian Read wanted the addition to reflect the time in which it was constructed, not the Victorian times in which the...
“Shophouses brought back memories of our childhoods, of open back doors and neighbors and relatives wandering in and...
Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of...
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New residential buildings are few and far between in England, so architects like Phillips have increasingly been...
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