“House At Hillside” located in Singapore is a renovation project of a half a century old residence by Nota Design International pte Ltd. The 147 square meters (1582 sq. ft.) property achieved high aesthetic and quality with a low budget. Full-height timber-framed clear glass pivot panels at the front of the house allow good ventilation when the doors are opened, and air conditioning to work efficiently when they are closed.
Houses within the historic district in Concord, Massachusetts must maintain the town’s historic character as defined by the Historic District Commission. This 1890s residence was redesigned by Estes Twombly Architects and taken back to its simplest form. The architects succeeded in modernizing the house while paying homage to its history.
This beautifully renovated modern house in Chevy Chase, Maryland has substantial addition to the back of the house while retaining the scale and massing of neighbouring houses. The renovation project by Robert M. Gurney incorporated tall windows into the existing façade. A newly designed backyard includes walkways, walls and plantings, with a new garden structure providing privacy from adjoining properties. The minimalist interiors are open yet intimate.
Located in Extremadura in Western Spain, this 12th Century Oil Mill was converted into a stylish contemporary home by architect Ricardo Elizondo. The original architecture was preserved because of its historic value. The interior design has a modern eclectic flair that mixes rustic furniture with IKEA carpet and antique elements.
This modern home design in Mill Valley, California by architect Sharon Portnoy has a new floor plan that results in better energy flow. The new open kitchen becomes the centre of this family home. The new design of the house has also created a gallery that allows direct access to the garage and serves as the central hallway that connects to the rest of the house.
Interior design firm Spaces Designed used monochromatic colour scheme with simple clean-lined furniture to refresh an outdated home. A mix of maple wood flooring and neutral carpet unify the spaces to give the home a thoroughly modern look. Here are some images of the house before and after the renovation.
This lakeside home, which was originally built in 1950, gets a makeover by Seattle firm COOP 15. The newly modified home has a larger kitchen and the entire home has new fixtures and finishes.
Living Room – AFTER
Living Room – BEFORE
This Greenwich Village apartment gets a major makeover with soft modern design by Laura Bohn Design Associates. The primarily white background is given a splash of green here and there, creating a very calming and peaceful home in the city.