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Eco-friendly retreat in Sydney offers tranquil riverside living

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This stunning sandstone mansion was built in 1877, exquisitely re-designed in 2007 by Alwill Design in collaboration with Lesiuk Architects, located in the affluent suburb of Hunters Hill, Sydney, Australia. Once the home of Cate Blanchett, this riverside estate is nestled on a 3,642 square meters of beautiful property that encompasses a pool pavilion, championship tennis court, […]

Absolutely breathtaking historical estate in rural Pennsylvania

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This stunning  redevelopment of a private estate is situated on 640 acres of agricultural land in rural Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offering a modern interpretation of historic stone structures to reconfigure and connect interior and exterior spaces. The 60,000 square foot structure took three years to complete and includes buildings dating back to the early 1800s. Encompassing 14 […]

San Francisco home melds modern design with traditional elements

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A 1920’s dwelling was renovated with historic character and modern warmth by William Duff Architects, located in Pacific Heights, a neighborhood in San Francisco, California. The new home features a restored shingled facade on the front of the home and focuses on natural, modern elements to the interiors. The interior layout was completely transformed and takes full advantage […]

School house converted into loft style dwelling in Seattle

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An historical school house has been converted into a stunning loft style dwelling by Mark Ashby Design, located in the historic Queen Anne district of Seattle, Washington. This grand residence is set in a privileged location just blocks from the water. The project entailed a full scale remodel of the property, preserving structural details and infusing the spaces with […]

Church conversion to breathtaking family home in Chicago

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This beautiful church conversion project of 5,500 square feet was carried out by interior architecture firm Linc Thelen Design, located in Chicago, Illinois. The home is very grand in scale, designed for a family of five, hosting seven bedrooms and six full bathrooms with plenty of space for family interaction. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area features […]

Historically preserved 17th century villa in the Italian countryside

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This 17th century country residence was renovated and historically preserved for a family with a passion for art and design by Visionnaire, located in Bologna, Italy. Rolling hills covered with cypress trees surrounds the ancient villa, an imposing structure that features classical lines. The three-story home had been abandoned and neglected for years and was in […]

Stylishly designed 400 year old cave-like house in Ibiza

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Whitewashed stone walls and wood beams are characteristic of this 400 year old cave-like home in Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Two New Yorkers call this place home, where they happily live off the beaten path, surrounded by almond trees, cactus and olive trees. The interior was barely touched since the building […]

Abandoned 250-year-old stone farmhouse revival in France

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A derelict 250-year-old stone farmhouse has been transformed by a couple who gets enjoyment out of fixing up abandoned spaces, located in the Gers region of southwest France. No one had lived in this home, which includes a few outbuildings on the property, for 50 years prior to the homeowners purchasing it in 1998 for $125,000. Now, 16 […]