A modern addition designed as a "blank canvas" brings this 19th-century home just outside London directly into the 21st century. Meanwhile, plantings inspired by the Australian landscape put an unexpected twist on the traditional English garden.
An original chandelier and tiled fireplace are reminders of the past at this 1878 San Francisco Victorian. The residents chose to restore the structure as close to its original iteration as possible, while bright colors and a new, sunlight-filled kitchen keep things from feeling outdated.
When mixed with industrial details like laboratory faucets and lab-glass pendant lamps, Carrera marble counters and open walnut shelving are rooted firmly in the here and now in this Victorian home in California.
Northern and Southern California meet in this home in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood. Originally a 1908 Victorian (like many of its gingerbread-covered neighbors), the home was renovated by Henry Hill in 1947 in a sleek, modern, and seriously SoCal style, before being revamped again in 2005.
Though it dates to 1892, two years after Queen Victoria's death, this Oakland residence is a stunning example of a historic home that's been updated without losing its period charm. To create space for a first-floor office, builder and homeowner Mike McDonald had the original Victorian structure lifted—a surprisingly common practice in Bay Area renovations.