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Category: Restoration

1927 Topanga Canyon Hunting Lodge

A 1927 hunting lodge in nearly original condition is transformed into an open plan with a new kitchen and enlarged bathroom. Simple open living with plenty of light helps to bring the outside in and vice versa via a large two level deck and ample windows and skylights. The neutral…

Nikolas Piper’s Home in the Countryside of Spain

In Los Corales de Buelna, a municipality in Cantabria, Spain, sits the holiday retreat for the artist Nikolas Piper who is well known for his furniture / sculpture in iron, wood & scrap. The mansion, which was originally a palace built in 1754, was in a state of ruin when they…

A 1700’s British Colonial Home Beautifully Restored in the Bahamas

Jewel Box Harbour Island homeowner Trish Becker, a New York jewelry designer, had watched as this historic cottage across the street from where is lived went through multiple fruitless attempts at a restoration. It was among a small number of cottages from the island’s original British Colonization that…

1940’s Inspired Spanish Villa in Palm Beach, Australia

Villa Gaelforce~  In the hills of Palm Beach, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, a 1940’s Spanish-mission-inspired house sits discreetly behind a brush fence, tucked into the hillside overlooking the magnificent panorama of Pittwater. Entwined with angophoras trees that hug the shores of Sydney’s…

Malene Birger’s Renovated Farmhouse in Mallorca

Located in the valley of S’Arracó in Andratx in southwest Mallorca, fashion designer Malene Birger renovated this farmhouse with her own authentic & individual style. I love how the kitchen, living and dining room are all on the ground floor and have doors that open to the lavender, saltwater…

On a Spanish Island Sits This Quaint Summer Home

This holiday home is located on the idyllic Balearic island of Formentera, Spain. The owners renovated this old farmhouse with respect to the island’s traditional architecture. The feeling of tranquility was achieved by using just a few furniture pieces, most of them found during their travels around the world…

Chic Spanish Cottage on the Mediterranean Sea

Escape This chic beach cottage is in Alicante, Spain on the Mediterranean sea. This house, which dates back to the 1950s, was completely remodeled on the interior but because of the coastal building laws, the Architectural elements such as ceilings, beams, floor and window frames were kept in their original…

Beautiful Restored Farmhouse on Ibiza

Ibiza Farmhouse Before Louis Galliussi got his hands on this Ibiza property, it used to be an old farmhouse which was in ruins. Can Kaki, as its been named, was extensively renovated and is now a very cool home in the hills. The interior is tastefully decorated with natural materials…

Annika von Holdt’s Monochrome Copenhagen Apartment

Classic Monochrome in Copenhagen This beautifully updated apartment in Copenhagen, with Nordic, minimalist touches and lots of passion was completely restored and designed by the owner, Annika von Holdt. She is a bestselling author, computer programmer, Mom who dabbles in architecture, interior design, and restoration. Her ‘less is more…

Before & Afters of a Beach Shack in Pearl Beach

Hardly a Beach Shack By combining a great layout, french doors, lots of windows, stunning whitewash floors, a gorgeous new kitchen, loads of white paint, and beautiful furniture, these Aussie interior designers from Three Birds Renovation were able to create an open, airy space where outdoors and indoors blend seamlessly…