Collection by Jacqueline Leahy

Modern Renovations of Period Homes


Some of our favorite renovation stories involve recasting period architecture into modern residences, and these seven projects give historic structures a new history to call their own.

The building takes advantage of passive heating and cooling, thanks to Blee and Halligan's strategic design to capture...
Architect Gregory Phillips retained the old-world charm of original features like the black-and-white floor tiles (seen...
A carpet of custom tile created by Navone punctuates a corridor on the first floor.
Oakland, California, doesn’t want for stately old Victorian houses, but heritage and zoning regulations often make them...
“I know not whether it is owing to the tendernesses of early associations, but this part of New York appears to many...
The undulating white-cedar door is a replica of one Santiago admired at a sushi bar in Japan.
Located in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, a city northeast of Brussels, this water tower built in 1941 sits on a small lot...
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