Collection by Andrea Smith

Things of the Past: 8 Converted Homes


From factories and garages, to stables and taverns, these repurposed homes have serious soul.

The office where Poorter and Femke Holdrinet work looks onto the canal just beyond the building.
An interior courtyard provides even more space for entertaining, as well as another opportunity to reference the...
The upstairs living room is an open plan social space, perfect for entertaining.
The bathroom evokes the building’s industrial bones.
When it comes to material originality, this former tavern in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood pulls out all the...
Hernandez and Surratt relax in the living room, which is enlivened by the house’s internal topography.
Original elements such as the curved glass windows, added in the 1930s, remain, as does the original parquet floor.

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