Tag Archive: renovation

Trout River Log Cabin

This hand-hewn log cabin is on its third life. After serving as a school and a residence, it fell into disrepair. The present owner has restored the small cabin, preserving a piece of… Continue reading

Smoky Mountains farmhouse

Alex and Susan sent us these photos of the farmhouse they renovated and now use as a vacation home and rental. The homey farmhouse is located in the Great Smoky Mountains, ten minutes… Continue reading

A writer’s coach house | Intervention Architecture

A writer in need of a home and a work space found a wonderful brick outbuilding squeezed between a couple of grand Victorian houses in Birmingham, England. Intervention Architecture was asked to turn… Continue reading

Tiny beach cottage on Camano Island

An old-timer cabin has gained a new life as a breezy beach cottage on Camano Island in Washington’s Puget Sound. It was originally built in the 1940s as a fishing cabin on the… Continue reading

Tiny historic cottage in Denmark

Sønderho is a charming little village on the island of Fanø, off Denmark’s southwestern coast. The village is home to around 300 well-preserved buildings, some dating back to the 17th century and many… Continue reading

Sweetpea Cottage

Back in 1680, Isaac Newton was still working out his theory of gravity. That was the year this plastered stone cottage was built just a few miles inland from Cornwall’s northern “golden coast”.… Continue reading

London coach house renewal | Bradley Van Der Straeten Architects

As young architects establishing a new practice in London, England, George Bradley and Ewald Van Der Straeten knew that many of their commissions would involve renovations or additions to existing structures. Wanting to… Continue reading

Tiny Cape Cod cottage | Christopher Budd

A lot of us dream of someday building our own small house from the ground up. Unfortunately there are often various obstacles on that path. Limited finances and skeptical lenders, lack of suitable… Continue reading

Cozy cottage in the woods near Asheville

This small house is located in a rural residential area on the outskirts of Asheville, North Carolina. We don’t know how old the house is but it was recently renovated by the owners.… Continue reading

Forest cottage in Sweden

Vacation cottages in natural settings are found all over but seem to be especially popular in Scandinavia, maybe because Scandinavians want to maximize their enjoyment of the short summers. This one is surrounded… Continue reading

The Brick House guest suite | Azevedo Design

What would you do with just 94 ft2 (8.7 m2) of floor space? That is the floor area of this former mechanical room previously used to house the boilers for a commercial laundry in San… Continue reading

Artwood Cottage

Artwood Cottage is a cozy vacation hideaway in the woods on Pender Island, part of the Gulf Islands chain along the southern coast of British Columbia. The small cottage was restored by its… Continue reading

Vermont mountain cabin | Young Ideas

Today architect Jeff Young of Boston-based Young Ideas is sharing with us his family’s small mountain cabin, which he created by completely transforming a dumpy old house. Be sure to check out the… Continue reading

A beautiful Tennessee cabin home

Many of us dream of living in a cabin. One of our faithful readers has shared photos of the Tennessee cabin that her family calls home. She describes how they renovated the small… Continue reading

The Doll House

Like many historic houses that have seemingly managed to survive the decades unscathed, The Doll House actually had to suffer many years of abuse and neglect before being restored back to its original… Continue reading

Arsenal B47, from munitions shed to modern cabin | Ralph Germann

From the outside, Arsenal B47 looks like an ordinary mountain cabin. However it has an interesting history. Despite Switzerland’s neutrality during the Second World War, the country had every reason to expect a… Continue reading

The Boooox Barn | OOOOX

Czech studio OOOOX focuses on residential interior design. When it came time to create their own home, the two principals started with an old wooden barn. Working over a period of two years,… Continue reading

Actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood Pad | Funn Roberts

A few months ago we posted a couple photos of Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood home on our facebook page, generating quite a lot of interest. Now the small house is for… Continue reading

Cabana Urbana, a vibrant weekend retreat in São Paulo | Fábio Galeazzo

Designer Fábio Galeazzo transformed a run-down 1930s house into an extraordinary vacation home. The clients, both of whom are also designers, wanted a weekend retreat within the busy metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil.

Summerhouse Skåne, a renovated farmhouse | LASC Studio

An abandoned farmhouse was given a new life as a contemporary Swedish summerhouse. The owners were attracted by the traditional look and nostalgic feel of the old building. However it needed some changes… Continue reading

A 17th-century townhouse in the Netherlands | Unknown Architects

A 17th century townhouse in the historic center of Leiden, the Netherlands, was renovated to provide a “pied-à-terre” for a couple who spend much of their time traveling. Dutch studio Unknown Architects began… Continue reading

Cozy 1894 townhouse in Denmark

This small townhouse is located on an alley near the center of the Danish port town of Holbæk. It was built in 1894 and has been modernized since then. With only 49 m2 (527 ft2)… Continue reading

3×9 House, a contemporary renovation in Vietnam by a21studio

3×9 House is located on a narrow street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Named for the size of the lot it sits on, 3×9 House is an older house that was renovated… Continue reading

Cottage Cubed, a renovated fisherman’s cottage | DMVF Architects

This tiny terraced fisherman’s cottage is located in the seaside resort town of Bray, Ireland. Built in the 1830’s, it had fallen into disrepair and was derelict when the owner engaged DMVF Architects… Continue reading

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