9 ways to transform a historic home with transitional style |

Here’s the dilemma: you’re trying to update a historic home that’s packed with original features. You respect the unique character and beauty of the house but want to introduce modern styling and comforts.

Here’s the reality: a mansion-scaled limestone townhouse in Brooklyn, NYC, built in 1898. It’s all wood paneled walls, ornate ceiling moldings and polished parquet floors. Enter Jason Saft, founder of Staged to Sell Home, who recently reinvented the house design, adding contemporary, high-end furnishings to broaden its appeal to potential buyers, all the while honoring those special historic details.

There are lessons here for anyone looking to

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The story behind Charleston single house architecture | Features

Paul Douxsaint, the home’s original owner, earned his money as a merchant of people, regularly importing Africans to the British colony. The people he purchased likely made each brick comprising the house. Other enslaved people worked on the rice plantations, helping to make Charleston the richest of the colonies.

The history of civil rights and the Black experience is everywhere in Charleston

Small gestured to a brick column next to a heavy black door, explaining to the tourists how she knows the stones are local: The clay here has iron in it, leaving the red brick peppered with black dots.

The street-facing door opens not to the home’s interior, but a two-story

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Threefold bags planning for King’s Cross house | News

Threefold Architects has secured planning permission to convert a two-room single-storey home at the side of a

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