Large, asymmetrical stone pavers give the villa a sense of Old World character, and so ensure that the home complements the region's historic architecture. Following the path ahead takes visitors through an idyllic pergola and into the garden.
Vintage inspired accents create a boho chic look in this contemporary living room featured in a historic New Orleans home. Layers of soft, neutral tones are illuminated by natural light that floods through two floor-to-ceiling windows.
Gray Shaker cabinets conceal the refrigerator for a streamlined look. Brass cabinetry handles and overhead sconces honor the historic charm of the home. Marble countertops give the kitchen a particularly luxe feel, especially when paired with a golden faucet.
Built in 1946 by Ben Golden, this renovated downtown loft located in the historic "Sweet Auburn" neighborhood has a fresh new look that highlights the home's unique architecture and views of the Atlanta skyline.
The outbuilding of this historic Los Feliz home is multifunctional. The ground floor of the building plays host to the garage, which contains the family's collection of cars, while the second floor is home to the family's library, which is complete with reading nooks, a bathroom, a conference table and storage areas.
This bathroom is a pretty example of how the home walks the line between maintaining its historic roots and offering modern conveniences. Details like hardwood floors and elegant fixtures are combined with a luxurious tub and walk-in shower.
This historic, adobe-style home is full of surprises, including a painted door tucked in one of the many hallways. With its saturated colors, swirling designs and antique locks, this piece is less of a fixture and more of a focal point.
This historic Gothic Revival mansion features sweeping harbor views and a prime location on Australia's Darling Point peninsula, a short drive from Sydney's central business district. A full-length veranda connects the home's formal rooms to its stunning outdoor views.
A staircase made of matte black wrought iron and exotic ipe wood brings a bit of an industrial feel to the home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. The covered two-story outdoor porch was designed by Eric and Jenny Rothman of Rothman + Rothman Design.
For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.
A beautiful example of Queen Anne Victorian architecture, this four bedroom, four bathroom home in Seattle features a cedar shake roof and a mix of wood and stone construction. During the renovation, original details were painstakingly preserved; the house is truly an historic landmark.
Designer and licensed contractor Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room. Here, Chip is greeted by one of the current residents of a historic barn that will soon be converted into a fully-functioning home.
White cabinets and a subway tile backsplash brighten up the kitchen of this bungalow-style home. Cutouts in the doors and toe-kick celebrate period detail, while historic millwork profiles selected from the front of the house maintain the home’s Arts & Crafts heritage and are juxtaposed with stainless steel appliances that add a present-day sensibility.
The inner courtyard now has the visual focus of a fireplace. The fireplace design complements the historic design of the home. The fireplace is accented with encaustic tiles and flanked by traditional “banco” benches. With this design, the delineation between exterior and interior spaces is obscured.
With clean white walls, soft natural light and a spacious rug underfoot, the living room of this historic Cambridge, Mass., home is at once bright and ethereal. Patterned pillows add subtle visual interest to the sofa, as well as encourage rest and relaxation with man's best friend.
The kitchen at the home of Nick Reed and Joelle Arqueros in Van Nuys, CA as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation. For this remodel, interior designer Doug Widand repainted the walls, resurfaced the cabinets and hardware to keep this historic part of the home. An etched floral pattern in the glass adds visual interest to the space.
Homeowners wanted a home that had a classic, historic feel mixed with a fresh, clean design, so designers started with a black and white color palette to give the space a little contrast, while the large subway tile and unique fixtures add character to the kitchen space.