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Renovating Old and New in Barcelona
When Cecilia Tham and Yoel Karaso of Habitan Architects bought their first-floor apartment in an 1894 block of the Fort Pienc...
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...
This Recently Listed Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is a Refreshing Blend of Old and New
Listed for $2.3M, the 1951 Glore House matches contemporary updates with original details.
Old Meets New in This Modern Extension to an Edwardian House in Melbourne
Ninety-nine years after this 1915 Edwardian-era house was built, Australian firm Preston Lane transformed the interior via a...
This New Old House
Danish design impresario Jens Martin Skibsted works with architect Jürgen Mayer H. to update a Norwegian-style, 19th-century home...
10 Dwell-Approved, New-Old Homes in the UK
These 10 modern renovations take history into account.
An Old Fisherman's House in Sicily Is Transformed Into 2 Apartments
With their property rental business "I Am Sicily" in mind, architects Francesco Moncada and Mafalda Rangel turned a dilapidated...
Before & After: A Century-Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Glorious Renovation
After suffering years of neglect, the historic Maison Clark home is brought back to life by architecture firm la SHED with a...
Like a Tetris Game, an Australian Extension Locks Old With New
A rear extension makes this bungalow in a Melbourne suburb more suitable for a growing family.
A Monochromatic Palette Unifies Old and New in This Ukrainian Bachelor Pad
Period elements combine with contemporary finishings in this old-meets-new renovation.
A Pristine Prospect Heights Townhouse Deftly Harmonizes Old With New
Hatchet Design Build restored this home's historic details—and then brought in modern treatments to sow stylistic tension.
An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
With barracks dating back to 1785, this former fort has been carefully renovated and extended to now house a family, as well as...
Old-World Charm Mixes With Bohemian Style in This New Boutique Hotel
Interior design maven Kelly Wearstler fuses vintage European patterns with contemporary style in this beautiful San Francisco...
The New Old Commodore Hotel
The Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon (population 10,000) is not exactly conveniently located, tucked away near the ocean's edge...
An Old Charleston Row House Is Elegantly Modernized With a Southern Twist
After a thoughtful revamp, this iconic home now boasts a “southern modernism” sense of style.
Austin Maynard Architects Turn an Old Terrace House Into a Light-Filled Home
In Melbourne, a dark and narrow single-story terrace home gets treated to a delightful renovation with surprising features.
An Old Row House in Montreal Gets a Colorful Modern Upgrade
Warm, repurposed building materials are favored in this savvy renovation by MARK + VIVI.
A 250-Year-Old Stone House in Israel With a Surprisingly Modern Interior
This historic home by Henkin Shavit Architecture is reimagined through a modern lens.
Modern Cookware, Old and New
One of the best parts of working at Dwell is the neverending onslaught of modern home goods we get to see, from dishtowels to...
A Renovated, Midcentury Glass-and-Steel House in New York Asks $2M
Designed by Roy O. Allen, the Woodward Residence in Westchester County, New York, offers the chance to own a restored...