A view above the historic, Colonial style mansion in Asheville, NC. The three-story, 6500 sq. ft. home, listed on the National Registry, sits on a large landscaped lot with mature trees and a wraparound drive way.
A neutral color palette continues from the entryway into the living room of this historic bungalow in Tampa, Fla. Punches of green and blue accent the neutral palette. Window treatments are soft, elegant and contemporary.
A tiny guest cottage nestled behind this historic Savannah home stands ready to welcome visitors. The cottage has a red roof that matches the main home, with both structures nestled in the shade of a large tree.
Modern slatted doors separate the living room of this historic bungalow from the rooms beyond. The transitional home is filled with a mix of contemporary and traditional furnishings, creating a pleasing mix with the traditional architecture.
The landscaping around this historic farmhouse was unsophisticated and dated, so the owners asked Wallace Landscape Associates to make some much-needed changes. Drawing on the family's European travels, the WLA team infused the lot with enchanting Old World touches, like this iron gate that leads to the backyard.
Guests are immediately introduced to the life from the bar. Original historic brick towers behind the bar to provide a dramatic backdrop, while an adjacent counter seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor seats to draw energy from the street.
A black-painted clawfoot tub fits with the character of this historic New York farmhouse, but the sleek black-on-white design of the space is characteristic of its modern renovation. In this updated bathroom, white walls mix with black octagonal tile floors and an unexpected animal hide rug to create an eclectic space with loads of style.
In the fall of 2013, a single-story Craftsman was remodeled into a cafe and bookstore combo with a local, sustainable design that fosters community and commerce. The project attracted the attention of Historic Seattle and received the very high honor of their "Preserving Neighborhood Character Award" for transforming a humble house into an inviting community gathering place for a unique neighborhood business.
This historic New Orleans townhouse impresses with its architectural features and character. A second-story balcony is supported by multiple columns, while shutters stand at the ready to protect all the windows from the elements.
In order to maintain its historic authenticity, designer Erica Riggio selected period paint colors for the exterior of this renovated 1920s bungalow. The updated landscaping incorporates native plants to create a lush entrance to the home.
This home was originally built in the 1800s, but recent renovations tripled its size so it now encompasses 14,000 square feet. Designers' main challenge and goal was to seamlessly marry the historic architecture with the new elements.
Completely refurbished in 2007, the mansion epitomizes the classical style. The building materials were taken from other historical homes, now gone, such as the Mansion of the Count of Romanos and the ancient German Embassy.