Make the most with the home you have. Modern renovations are one of the most popular design stories on Dwell. Renovation presents challenges, and smart design delivers solutions. Modern design and architecture allow old construction to meet new ideas and materials. Hire an architect or interior designer whenever possible, because professional training helps mitigate issues and yield truly beautiful spaces.

12 Modern Hotels in Historic Buildings Around the World
If you can't get enough of historic architecture, then consider one of these heritage hotels that have been modernized in all the...
Renovation: A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home
A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate...
Luminous Apartment in a Historic NYC Building
A family of four makes a piece of New York history home.
A Modern Green Home in a Historic Colonial Town
A sustainable home in Lexington, Massachusetts, brings contemporary design to an unexpected region.
Renovating a Modern House in a Historic District
What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that...
A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York
Located in Tribeca, this residential development consists of a complete renovation and new construction—both concealed behind one...
Merging Old and New With These 10 Modern Renovations in Scotland
The thought of Scottish homes often conjures a vision of stone row houses nestled together on cobblestone streets, rolling green...
Ignacia Guesthouse Balances Historic and Modern In Mexico City
Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James...
Historic Gasworks Cottage With a Modern Cor-Ten Steel Addition Hits the Market
Overlooking the English countryside in the Cotswolds village of Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, this historic property marries...
Amazing House is Half Historic and Half Modern
A historic home in Phoenix steps into the 21st century.
A Historic Victorian in San Francisco Is Meticulously Transformed Into a Modern Family Home
In San Francisco’s Alamo Square, Jensen Architects turns to the past to boldly reinterpret a storied historic home.
7 Historic Ceilings in Modern Homes That Have Been Beautifully Preserved
These spaces let contemporary design take charge everywhere—except for the ceiling, where history rules the design.
7 Warehouse Conversions: Turning Industrial Buildings Into Modern Commercial Spaces
When it comes to repurposing old buildings, warehouses hold tons of potential.
10 Bright and Airy Modern Attic Renovations
If you are looking to add square footage—without a move—an attic renovation can be a fantastic solution.
Foster Your Child's Creativity With These Modern, Architectural Building Toys For Kids
Many parents find themselves constantly searching for creative and well-designed building toys for their children.
A Designer's Tips for Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior
In our upcoming March issue, we visit a 1959 home in Portland designed by local architect William Fletcher that was converted...
A Respectfully Renovated Modern Beach House on Fire Island Asks $1.8M
DAS Studio Architects tackled the improvements to this 1964 home on Fire Island, just south of Long Island, New York.
Tips on How to Design a New Modern Home in a Historic Neighborhood
Vacant lots in historic areas are becoming increasingly popular, as homeowners are drawn to their character, neighborhood scale,...
The Modern Renovated Home of Glee Star Jayma Mays
Armed with a keen eye for design and a yen for vintage furniture shopping, Glee star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Campbell...
Modern Meets Ancient in a Renovated Italian Vacation Home
The acclaimed Italian designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba carve a serene retreat out of a 17th-century oil mill in Salento,...

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