Victorian Secrets
Have you ever walked past a house on your way to work and thought, Wouldn’t it be nice to live there. Artist Judith Brenner did.
Secret Garden
In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a...
Family House with a Secret Room
This house on Lake Wenatchee in Washington was designed to be "cozy for two and comfortable for a crowd," as architect John...
A Toronto-Based Firm Breathes New Life Into a Victorian’s Interior
Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.
Stay in a Converted Victorian Cooperage in London
Built in the late 19th century, a former cooperage where barrels were manufactured for a local brewery now holds a bright,...
A Narrow Victorian in Toronto Gets a Mullet Makeover
Traditional in the front, modern in the back, this historic home ushers light in through a 14-foot glass wall.
This Renovated Victorian in Melbourne Literally Says “Hello” to Passersby
Revamped and expanded to accommodate a home and artist’s studio, Hello House is a true conversation starter.
A Cutting-Edge Addition Hides Behind a Victorian Cottage
Camouflaged in a conservative setting, this Melbourne home for a foodie family centers on a spacious kitchen with perforated...
A Pink Corridor Connects the Past With the Present in a Victorian Cottage
A brick and fuchsia tunnel creates a time warp in this semi-detached Victorian in a Melbourne suburb.
Light Floods This Dazzling Renovated Victorian in Australia
Templeton Architecture integrates steel-framed apertures throughout an 1890 home in Victoria to stunning effect.
A Streamlined Addition Revives a Gloomy Victorian in Sydney
The owners of this semi-detached, south-facing home asked the architects to bring in the light.
Victorian Home in London Gets a Modern Office Addition
Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an angular home expansion brings focus to a new live/work space.
Victorian Revival
A couple’s dinner out at their neighborhood bistro provides just the right impetus for their restaurant-inspired kitchen...
Rough and Refined Details Play Nice in This Reimagined Melbourne Victorian
Behind a traditional facade, textured concrete ceilings combine with svelte surfaces for a deliciously moody effect.
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.
A Sustainable Island Retreat Boasts a Secret Slide and Ball Pit
On San Juan’s largest island, a beat-up cluster of cabins gain new life as a fun-filled and environmentally sensitive getaway for...
A Two-Story Skylight Illuminates a Gracefully Renovated Victorian in London
Architect Neil Dusheiko turns a narrow terrace house into a bright, wood-wrapped sanctuary for himself and his growing family.
A 1904 Melbourne Victorian Freshens Up With a Curvaceous Mullet Renovation
In Melbourne, a rear addition with bold curved elements turns an ornate Victorian into a heritage-worthy family home.
This Renovated Sydney Home Feels Like a Superhero’s Secret Lair
An award-winning renovation and addition offer a pair of introverted homeowners the sanctuary they crave.
A Massive “Megacabinet” Hides a Secret Room in This San Francisco Home
A secret reading niche, ample shelving, and even a feeding station for the family dog are integrated into this “Megacabinet” that...