Think a Victorian Villa Can't Be Made Modern? Think Again

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A two-story addition livens up a staid house in southern England.

In Surrey, England, OB Architecture married a two-story addition to a historic home with a frameless glazed link. The roof was retiled in slate. Photo  of Think a Victorian Villa Can't Be Made Modern? Think Again modern home

In Surrey, England, OB Architecture married a two-story addition to a historic home with a frameless glazed link. The roof was retiled in slate.

When OB Architecture arrived on the scene, the turn-of-the-20th-century villa was slipping into severe disrepair. Photo  of Think a Victorian Villa Can't Be Made Modern? Think Again modern home

When OB Architecture arrived on the scene, the turn-of-the-20th-century villa was slipping into severe disrepair.

An enormous bi-fold door from Sun Paradise peels back to open the upgraded kitchen-dining area to a new raised terrace. The home's exterior is wrapped in an insulated render system. Photo  of Think a Victorian Villa Can't Be Made Modern? Think Again modern home

An enormous bi-fold door from Sun Paradise peels back to open the upgraded kitchen-dining area to a new raised terrace. The home's exterior is wrapped in an insulated render system.

A wood-burning stove warms the sitting room. Its chimney gives the home a profile in-line with the other houses in the area. Photo  of Think a Victorian Villa Can't Be Made Modern? Think Again modern home

A wood-burning stove warms the sitting room. Its chimney gives the home a profile in-line with the other houses in the area.

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