An old home may have its charms, but more often than not, it just looks and feels tired. But they often have one special appeal… location. The new suburbs with the shiny new homes are unlikely to be a short commute from the city centre.
Buying an old home is often a tough decision financially. Renovations typically cost twice per m2 what a new build does. Sometimes, especially if the old home has no redeeming features, it makes more sense to demolish and start afresh. Of course, that’s only an option if your budget allows it. Most often, renovations are done in stages – the kitchen now, the bathroom next years and so on. The homes featured here cover the full gamut of styles and budgets. We hope they inspire you to achieve your dream reno!
- Demolish or renovate?
- Through the looking glass
The Hillside House – Portola Valley Northern California
A 1743 Farmhouse Repurposed
An Italian Summer House
Room Room – Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Garden Tree House – Hironaka Ogawa & Associates
Apprentice Store – Threefold Architects
Family House In Zbecno – A.LT Architekti
Cosgriff House – Christopher Polly
Queen Street House – Edwards Moore
Rado Redux – Gluck+
Castlecrag Residence – CplusC Architectural Workshop