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Dublin Victorian Extension from the rear

7 Victorian Renovations that Blend Past and Present

"Victorian" is both a style and a period: the latter being anything constructed from 1837 to 1901, a period that saw the growth of a bourgeois class and construction of their new dwellings across the Western world. Stylistically, Victorian usually means asymmetrical facades, porches, a pitched roof, decorative trim, and textured exteriors (such as shingles or masonry). These modern additions and renovations meld the Victorians' eclectic quasi-gothic designs with equally expressive modern additions.
October 14, 2015
Modern religious architecture like the St. Francesc facade

6 Heavenly Converted Churches

Regardless of your spiritual leanings, these reimagined former churches will have you feeling inspired.
October 14, 2015
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20 Modern Home Renovations

With a healthy amount of elbow grease, these suboptimal houses and buildings were re-envisioned as havens of modernity.
October 8, 2015
Goddard mendolene residence house interior living room with vintage furniture

5 Totally Rundown Houses Transformed Into Modern Homes

You wouldn't guess it from looking at them, but these lovely houses were not long ago dilapidated hazards.
October 7, 2015
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5 Renovations of Century-Old Buildings

When architects say a building has "good bones," they aren't speaking in reference to any human anatomical lifespan. A well-made, well-maintained structure can be re-inhabited after well over a century of use (or disuse). The earliest of these five dates to 1899!
October 6, 2015
Nahtrang pendant lights and ASA armchairs by Bernardo Senna in living room of Miami loft renovation.

These Gut Renovations Make the Case for Going Big When Remodeling

Reworked from top-to-bottom, these historic structures were spared the wrecking ball.
October 5, 2015
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5 Houses from the '50s We Love

Whether renovated or restored, these five abodes from the peak of the midcentury modern movement are nifty as ever.
September 24, 2015
Featherhall renovation exterior deck

An Open-Plan Renovation for a Boxy Edinburgh Home

A glass-walled addition designed by architect Níall Hedderman unifies kitchen, dining, and living at a compact 1930s home.
September 24, 2015
doblin house addition living room floor to ceiling windows

5 Additions We Love

Whether providing additional space or a stream of natural light, these recent additions breathe new life into preexisting homes.
September 22, 2015