Casa Xólotl by Punto Arquitectonico: Renovated Romantic Rental

Casa Xólotl by Punto Arquitectonico

Mexican architecture firm Punto Arquitectonico renovated an old home in the historic center of Yucatan’s capital Merida and transformed it into Casa Xolotl, a beautifully designed romantic getaway you can rent for $220 a night through Airbnb. The home’s most compelling feature is the swimming pool area, created from a preexisting traditional cistern in the patio. Read more

Old Mechanic’s Garage Converted To Stylish London Residence

Initially a 1950’s mechanics garage and office, this space in Primrose Hill was beautifully converted to a modern home by Patalab architects of London Read more

A Little House in the Forest Undergoes A Green Transformation.

green transformation by Bloota

Bloota architects has refurbished an old existing structure and added a modern rooftop extension to turn the little house in Hengelo (Gelderland), a town in the eastern part of The Netherlands, into a contemporary example of sustainable design. Read more

An Old Oil Press is Stunningly Renovated and Ready to Rent – Villa Athermigo

Villa Athermigo in Greece

Mixing the traditional charm and authenticity of a 250 year old Greek oil press with luxury amenities and modern furnishings makes this newly renovated rental property a romantic, unique and memorable place to stay. Read more

France’s Molitor Swimming Baths Re-Open With New Rooms, Restaurant, Pools, Spa and Club.

France's Molitor Baths become a hip hotel

For 60 years the Molitor were the most popular swimming baths in Paris. In 1989, the Molitor closed and was declared a historical monument. Over time the dilapidated building became a favorite haunt of graffiti artists and a hang-out for the Paris Underground. Hoping to once again become an inspirational place for the artistic and cultural community, the Molitor has re-opened with a beautiful overhaul. Read more

The Kharkov House By Australia Architects Collins And Turner

The Kharkov House by Collins And Turner

Here’s a look at one of the unusual finalists in the Outdoor category of Australia’s 2012 Houses Awards: The Kharkov House by architects Collins + Turner with its glass elevator, 18 meter suspended lap pool, cabana and deck. Read more

A Modern Penthouse Renovation With Indoor Pool Overlooking France’s Loire River.

Penthouse Renovation With Indoor Pool

Located on France’s l’île de Nantes on the Loire river, is this wildly modern penthouse with indoor pool renovated by architects Avignon et Clouet. Read more

Unable To Sell Their Neutra Home, Vidal Sassoon & Wife Ronnie Update It Instead.

Vidal Sassoon Neutra Home
above: Ronnie and Vidal Sassoon renovated the Singleton House, built by architect Richard Neutra in 1959; this photograph replicates a classic image of the property by Julius Shulman.

In the 2011 April issue of Architectural Digest, the magazine featured a Neutra home by the legendary mid-century modern architect. The iconic house, named the Singleton Home, had been owned by Vidal Sassoon and his wife Ronnie since 2004. Read more