Renovations

Before & After. Modern renovations can give new life to midcentury gems, old industrial buildings, and other outdated spaces. Take notes on these revamped spaces—from whole-house overhauls to kitchen and bath remodels, these projects reinforce the wisdom of working with what you've got.

A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
A 1957 Midcentury in Seattle Receives a Striking Makeover
By removing walls, inserting new windows, and utilizing a lighter color palette, this historic home gets a modern new look.
 - 3 months ago
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
This Brooklyn Fashion Designer’s Cozy Loft Was Renovated on a Budget
A fashion label founder refuses to hide the rough side of her Brooklyn apartment, exposing pipes, columns, vents, and more.
 - 3 months ago
A Historic London Property Is Converted Into a Modern Mediterranean Eatery
A Historic London Property Is Converted Into a Modern Mediterranean Eatery
The ground floor and basement of a historic structure become a warm, inviting modern restaurant after a major renovation.
 - 3 months ago
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
Once Covered in Mold, a Midcentury Gem Outside Chicago Is Reborn
An artist recasts the home of a Mies van der Rohe student as a minimalist haven.
 - 3 months ago
Before and After: A Renovated Artist's Studio Is Now an Airy, Efficient Home
Before and After: A Renovated Artist's Studio Is Now an Airy, Efficient Home
In Paris, a painter's granddaughter turns a 484-square-foot studio into a minimalist family home that abounds with smart storage and integrated furniture.
 - 3 months ago
A Couple Spend $3K to Turn an Old RV Into a Cozy Home For Five
A Couple Spend $3K to Turn an Old RV Into a Cozy Home For Five
A family of five live comfortably and stylishly in a freshly renovated 180-square-foot camper.
 - 3 months ago
Two Doctors on Honeymoon Come Home to a Kitchen That’s Double in Size
Two Doctors on Honeymoon Come Home to a Kitchen That’s Double in Size
A modest expansion is a major improvement for a Victorian “half-house” in London.
 - 3 months ago
Before and After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
Before and After: A Midcentury Lakeside Home Receives a Stunning New Look
An old home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, receives a modern makeover, while keeping its midcentury charm intact.
 - 3 months ago
A Gloomy Basement is Reborn Into a Vibrant Italian Bistro
A Gloomy Basement is Reborn Into a Vibrant Italian Bistro
An Italian–based design firm transforms a dark, dreary basement into a beautifully bright bistro.
 - 3 months ago
Hit the Road With This Chic Camper on Sale For $28K
Hit the Road With This Chic Camper on Sale For $28K
For $28,000, you can live out your mobile-living dreams in this surprisingly sleek, retro camper.
 - 3 months ago
A Spanish Architect Transforms a Medieval Townhouse Into a Stunning Rental
A Spanish Architect Transforms a Medieval Townhouse Into a Stunning Rental
In the medieval city of Girona, Catalonia, a Spanish architect saves a 16th-century townhouse by converting it into a five-bedroom rental.
 - 3 months ago
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A Contemporary Extension Gives This Australian Home a New Face
A contemporary lean-to extension provides a fresh modern look to this 1960s Australian dwelling.
 - 3 months ago
Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home
Before and After: A Couple Revamp an Old Airstream Into a Charming Workspace and Home
After stumbling upon an outdated Airstream on eBay, a couple decide to make a radical life change.
 - 3 months ago
A Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
A Knitting Mill in San Francisco Becomes an Unbelievable Loft For Two Art Collectors
The vintage bones of an industrial loft serve as a stunning backdrop to a museum-worthy art collection.
 - 3 months ago
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
This Renovated Scottish Farmhouse With Sinuous Interior Walls Is a Jaw-Dropper
A design team builds a minimalist abode with curving interior walls on the site of 17th-century ruins in Scotland, creating layers of history and place.
 - 3 months ago
Before and After: A Cramped Home in Mexico Gets a Drastic Makeover on a Tight Budget
Before and After: A Cramped Home in Mexico Gets a Drastic Makeover on a Tight Budget
Three companies donated materials to Merida-based Dosa Studio to help create a bright, airy family home on a densely built-up site in Texcoco.
 - 3 months ago
A Renovated Harry Gesner–Designed Midcentury in L.A. Wants $9.4M
A Renovated Harry Gesner–Designed Midcentury in L.A. Wants $9.4M
Designed by visionary architect Harry Gesner and updated by Griffin Enright, this breezy post-and-beam residence boasts upscale amenities.
 - 3 months ago
A Look Inside The French Laundry's Stunning $10M Renovation
A Look Inside The French Laundry's Stunning $10M Renovation
Chef Thomas Keller's three-starred Michelin restaurant receives a $10,000,000 renovation—its first major revamp in over 20 years.
 - 3 months ago
A Restored Midcentury Jewel by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $13.5M
A Restored Midcentury Jewel by Richard Neutra Hits the Market at $13.5M
Originally built in 1954, the Hammerman House in L.A. underwent a thoughtful renovation by Neutra scholar and architect John Bertram.
 - 3 months ago
This Double-Decker Bus Offers an Eclectic Glamping Experience
This Double-Decker Bus Offers an Eclectic Glamping Experience
Disconnect from reality and reconnect with nature in this converted city bus set in the breathtaking English countryside.
 - 4 months ago
A 1920s Office Space Is Transformed Into a Polished Penthouse
A 1920s Office Space Is Transformed Into a Polished Penthouse
Industrial elements are combined with vintage furniture and a minimalist color scheme to create a layered, atmospheric loft home and office.
 - 4 months ago
A Former Strip Club Transforms Into a Snazzy Boutique Hotel
A Former Strip Club Transforms Into a Snazzy Boutique Hotel
An iconic 19th-century building welcomes a new form of entertainment as it gets converted into a stylish 58-room boutique hotel.
 - 4 months ago
A Quirky Micro-Office Hides Behind a “Hairy” Facade
A Quirky Micro-Office Hides Behind a “Hairy” Facade
A tiny, distraction-free workspace is concealed behind a mysterious “hairy” exterior with no discernible entrance in Nottingham, England.
 - 4 months ago
Before and After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
Before and After: An Ancient Barcelona Apartment Gets a Colorful, Chic Makeover
After a complete renovation, a drab 700-square-foot apartment is now a bright and vibrant home.
 - 4 months ago
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
These Pink and Blue Homes Use Gender as a Metaphor For Urban Revitalization
Exploring themes of traditional masculinity, femininity, and assigned gender roles, His and Her House comprise part of an exhibit on urban rejuvenation in Shenzhen, China.
 - 4 months ago
A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.
 - 4 months ago
The Historic Villa Once Home to Poul Henningsen Receives a Modern Renovation
The Historic Villa Once Home to Poul Henningsen Receives a Modern Renovation
After suffering a devastating fire, the chic chateau—now home to a family of three—undergoes a transformational restoration.
 - 4 months ago
An Old Cave Dwelling in Central China Is Transformed Into a Stylish Home
An Old Cave Dwelling in Central China Is Transformed Into a Stylish Home
A traditional, Chinese cave dwelling is transformed into a chic and modern rammed earth residence for a local Internet star.
 - 4 months ago
An Outdated Norwegian Prefab Gets a Modern Makeover
An Outdated Norwegian Prefab Gets a Modern Makeover
Located in the serene Snarøya peninsula of Norway, an old modular prefab receives news life, thanks to a stunning renovation.
 - 4 months ago
Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Donald Wexler Himself Helped Renovate This Palm Springs Prefab Rental
Not only did the father of Palm Springs modernism design this steel-and-glass prefab, but he also stepped in to oversee its remodel.
 - 4 months ago