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An Architect Turns a Weathered French Farmhouse Into a Monastic Retreat for His Parents
In Vaucluse, where he spent his childhood summers, architect Timothee Mercier converts a dilapidated farmhouse into a minimalist home.
An Old Stone Wall Props Up an Experimental Micro-Flat in Spain
The 323-square-foot apartment updates cave typology with bold colors and multifunctional spaces.
A 200-Year-Old German Farmhouse Gets a Quirky, Glass-Fronted Addition
Three whitewashed volumes deliver daylight and improved functionality to a creative family’s historic home in Essen.
Before & After: An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft
Architect Kirsten Schwalgien converts the former stable of a famed Catalan modernist building into a contemporary loft.
A 17th-Century Cottage Becomes a Boho Surf Retreat in England
Steps made of old railroad ties and flanked by handcrafted stone walls lead to the new surfboard room and below-grade living areas.
An Italian Apartment Riffs on a Mies van der Rohe Masterpiece
A block of deep green Verde Alpi marble and a glass-encased winter garden are all that divide the space.
An Efficient Renovation Makes the Most of a Compact Russian Garret
The attic apartment in St. Petersburg features a partial loft built into the French-style mansard roof.
Arcs of Concrete Swoop Down Like Curtains in This Crisp Belgian Home
Adding a surprisingly soft appeal, the concrete separates and provide passageways into spaces.
A Sculptural Home in the Dolomite Mountains Frames a Majestic Silver Fir
In a spectacular South Tyrol valley, Plasma Studio designs an L-shaped home that blends traditional elements with contemporary design.
Before & After: A Key Layout Swap Smooths Out the Kinks of This Victorian Flat in London
An effortless mix of modern updates and historic details makes this 665-square-foot apartment feel sleek and tidy.
This Half-Height Expansion for a Growing Family in London Is a Real Brainteaser
With their plans to add an additional floor thwarted, BVDS Architects fit a new loft bedroom into a half-height space that feels surprisingly open.
This Candy-Colored Spanish Apartment Looks Good Enough to Eat
Peeling back the layers in a pied-à-terre in Spain reveals the inspiration for its palette.
A Bare-Bones Brick Home in London Has its Breakthrough Moment
A team of architects uses the bones of a midcentury eyesore to create a new home for a family of seven.
This Norwegian Ski Cabin Is Rough Around the Edges—but Refined Within
A designer couple build a contemporary cabin in Norway inspired by rural fences.
An Aluminum-Clad Villa Puts a Contemporary Spin on the Dutch Farmstead
A sculptural take on the traditional Dutch “hoeve,” this creative home and culinary school hides a passageway beneath a grassy hill.
A London Couple Design and Build the Home of Their Dreams for Less Than $110K
This vibrant remodel of a run-down London home proves that high design can be achieved on a low budget.
Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
By capturing natural light and adding svelte, custom furniture, JCPCDR rescues a dark, dated apartment in the 4th arrondissement.
This Home Takes Recycling to the Next Level
In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap, from old billboards to broken umbrellas.
Kind of New
For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she finds on the streets of Belgium.
A Couple Restores a Seemingly Hopeless Mill in France
In 1981, Londoners Anthony and Gillian Blee purchased the ultimate fixer-upper.
Before & After: This Hip Parisian Apartment Makes the Most of 193 Square Feet
Hoch Studio turns a dingy, cramped apartment into a sunny sanctuary with a winning personality.
A Barrel-Vaulted Brick Addition Makes This English Home Feel Unexpectedly Airy
A Victorian terrace house in York gains an addition that playfully pits traditional, handmade brick against modern concrete and millwork.
12 Scandinavian Prefabs That Embody High-Design Hygge
Found throughout the region, these homes are big on style and sustainability.
A pair of crafty designers on a serious budget show that though their apartment may be short on square footage, it’s long on charm.
A Colorful, Custom-Built Guesthouse in London
Thanks to designers Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama, an aging workshop in London’s once-gritty Bethnal Green is reborn as a colorful, custom-built guesthouse.
Multiple Modern Cabins Make Up This French Holiday Home
Set within the sloped terrain of beautiful Cap Ferret, France, is a contemporary holiday home perfect for both entertaining and relaxation.
Before & After: A Former Motorcycle Shop Roars to Life as a Breezy Home on Mallorca
Emerald-green tiles accent natural wood and limestone walls in this converted motorcycle repair shop in Palma de Mallorca.
This Haystack-Inspired Home in Montenegro Is Sharp as a Tack
And it’s one of the nation’s most energy-efficient buildings, to boot.
A Baltic Sea Beach House Mimics the Extreme Light and Dark of High-Latitude Living
With a bright but soothing interior, the Estonian seaside getaway draws decorative inspiration from its natural surroundings.
A Green-Roofed Family Home Frames the Grandeur of the Swiss Alps
Tempesta Tramparulo adapts a linear home to the alpine landscape while carving out picture-perfect views.