Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene have a spring in their step since completing their restoration of the near-derelict 1957 home of architect Arthur Witthoefft, who says, “I can’t get over what they’ve done—it’s unbelievable.” Having fended off a developer's wrecking ball, Goddard and Mandolene went above and beyond to make this manse mint again.
With a little faith and a lot of foresight, Keisha Martin entrusted Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles to revitalize a derelict Harlem rowhouse, returning it to its original splendor and then some. Martin’s new home is both an homage to the past and a design for the future.
An architect and an interior designer convert a dilapidated toolshed in upstate New York into a modern guesthouse.
In a Melbourne suburb, a rundown cottage sat vacant on the market without buyer interest. Its worn and weathered appearance didn’t deter the property’s eventual owners, Agata and Chris Millington, from seeing the potential behind the dilapidated facade, though. The home, a prefab manufactured in Boston, was originally shipped from the United States to Australia in the 1850s and assembled on site. This historical context meant that it could not be torn down, but instead had to be preserved in compliance with local Heritage Council restrictions. Unphased, the owners embraced the original structure, and set out to create their dream home.
Creative bartering and a healthy dose of sweat equity allowed a young Charleston couple to transform a derelict 19th-century structure into an inspired living space. Designers Helen Rice and Josh Nissenboim, self-admitted workaholics, sought a historic house with a larger-than-average footprint so they could incorporate the operations of their design company, Fuzzco, into their living space.