Collection by Sara Ost

Remarkable Renovations


Renovations offer accessible inspiration. After all, most folk don't tend to find themselves in circumstances where they are starting from scratch. Rather, it's that crumbling old flat in need of new plumbing or a sagging family cabin gone into disrepair that most frequently present the opportunity for revitalization. Good renovations are compelling for nearly everyone, and here, we share a diverse selection of stories ranging from a London house made wheelchair-friendly, to an historic 1790 home in the countryside brought gently up to date.

On an 18th-century farmstead in rural Sweden, two Copenhagen designers have handcrafted a summerhouse that seamlessly...
The island and cabinets, fashioned from remilled Douglas-fir beams salvaged from upstate New York, sport inexpensive...
Brod Hart, owner, as he enters the lift/elevator he designed and constructed himself.
In the Costswolds, history dictates design.
“We wanted a space for entertaining groups, and also ourselves, that felt open—almost like a loft,” says Peart of the...
Affordable gestures abound in this transformation of a dilapidated former duplex in the Texas Hill Country.