Get Home Design and Decor Ideas by the 5 Old Houses’ Renovation Stories

Get Home Design and Decor Ideas by the 5 Old Houses’ Renovation Stories

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With the rapid development of the city, the living environment has become the same with closely adjacent high-rise buildings everywhere, while other people are more enthusiastic about the structure of the old house and find new inspiration from the renovation of the old building.

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For example, Australian singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan's new home in Melbourne chose a 146-year-old space for renovation. The building itself was built as a handball court in 1869, converted into a brick factory in 1950, and then converted into a residence by the famous Australian architect John Mockridge in 1970, becoming a representative of the local art and design circles. Through the design, it not only retains the story of the building itself, but also expresses the personal touch of Troye Sivan.

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Picture from Andi AD, Photographer: Anson Smart

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Picture from Andi AD, Photographer: Anson Smart

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Picture from Andi AD, Photographer: Anson Smart

In this article, let’s take a look at how these five distinctive old buildings have been transformed to show the charm of a completely new space.

1. An architect's home converted from a bar 1927

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Architect Barbara Weiss and husband Alan Leibowitz live in a converted bar in Westminster, central London. The building has been used as an office since the original old bar since its completion in 1927. After the renovation by Barbara Weiss, this building has a new charm as a residence.

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Entering the building, you can see a transparent and bright open space, completely covered by sunlight. Barbara Weiss "inverted" the space, placing the core living space and roof garden on the top floor, leaving the bedrooms and ancillary spaces on the ground floor.

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Weiss's love for modernist architecture is integrated into the entire space, and the choice of materials is more inclined to natural choices, such as cedar, oak, and marble.

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2. Activate the space with red, yellow, and blue 1950s

home design, home decorThis three-bedroom house is located in the Hatfield House of the Golden Lane Estate, a complex designed and built in the 1950s by the architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon in charge of the Barbican. Renovated by the London studio Archmongers, red, yellow and blue tones are used to activate the entire space.

home design, home decorhome design, home decorhome design, home decorArchmongers' renovation work is mainly centered on the main features of the apartment-bright and open, effective spatial structure, and material details such as terrazzo stairs and tile surfaces.

At the beginning of the renovation, referring to the historical photos of the original Golden Lane apartment, the architects Margaret Bursa and Johan Hybschmann tried to restore the details that were removed or covered in the early renovation. And through the combination of classic medieval furniture and modern furniture design, it echoes the timeliness of the space. home design, home decor

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3. The wooden box in a century-old building 100-year-old building

home design, home decorThis refurbished Montreal apartment, designed by Canadian architecture firm Future Simple Studio, is located in a 100-year-old heritage building near the city’s old port area. The design team was responsible for transforming this 172 square meter apartment into a more modern and fluid space.

home design, home decorhome design, home decorhome design, home decorIn addition to maximizing space and creating a living environment suitable for family life, it is more important to trace the industrial roots of architecture. First, the design team stripped the finishes, demolished the interior walls, and basically started from scratch.

For the overall structure of the apartment, the designer’s proposal is based on the box-in-box concept. A pair of wooden frame structures with tempered glass walls contain two bedrooms, realizing the idea that the bedroom is both an object and a building.

home design, home decorhome design, home decorThe exposed concrete on the ceiling and the concrete with water-based epoxy coating on the floor maintain the original industrial feel of the space, and the mirrors on some walls help the space to be more spacious.

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4. Riverside apartment from the 1920s 1926

home design, home decorNew York's Format Architecture Office reorganized this 1920s apartment with custom woodwork in the Upper West Side of New York City.

The original apartment buildings built before World War II were later transformed into smaller residential layouts, which Format Architecture Office said formed "a series of unconventional layouts."

home design, home decorhome design, home decorhome design, home decorThe renovation reorganized the existing one-bedroom space, including another bedroom that doubles as an office, as well as a powder room and a reorganized kitchen-style kitchen. In this 92 square meter space, custom cabinets and wooden corridors are used to re-divide the space.

Format Architecture Office imitates the style of the early 20th century through details to create "a mix of simple lines and meticulous style before World War II to express the owner's eclectic taste."

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5. An architect's home converted from a bar 1960s

home design, home decorhome design, home decorBrazilian studio Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura opened an apartment built in the 1960s in Brasilia and refurbished the apartment to meet the needs of modern families.

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The local studio Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura reconfigured the standard layout of the apartment, dividing the main living room into two separate spaces.

After the renovation, the exposed concrete wall was cut to form a shared space for family gatherings. The studio carefully retained the modernist design elements in the apartment, including the granite floor.

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In the living room, low wooden frame units surround the space, forming a bench in front of the large windows, and forming a storage surface along the inner wall. The lounge is equipped with gray sofas and wooden tables.

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