Luxury Lifestyles: Restoration vs. Renovation

A throwback to our LPI Magazine article exploring the pros and cons of restorations and renovations, we take a look at some recent properties that fall under both categories. Which style do your prefer – embracing the old or creating something new?

Renovation: Refreshing Lake Austin Residence

Austin, Texas, USA | Price Upon Request

Beautiful white brick and a colorful front door greet those who enter this spacious, single-story home, built in 1979. The interior further balances the older aesthetic of high, wood-beam ceilings with modern open living and a refreshing palette of white and grey. Throughout the home, catch glimpses of the smooth lawn and mature oaks that beautifully frame views of Lake Austin, Mayfield Park and the nearby nature preserve. Web ID: OHWX

Restored: 100+ Year Old Home on Edgartown Harbor

Edgartown, Massachusetts, USA | US $13,995,000

Sitting on high elevation on 5-acres along Edgartown Harbor, this 1916 Colonial Revival offers three levels of original features, including a grand staircase, molded walls and a beautifully aged, wood-paneled sun and dining room. A wooden and private deep-water dock is set on the 162-feet of sandy shoreline for ultimate waterfront living. Web ID: NEJS

Restored: Mountain House Near Klosters

Serneus, Switzerland | Price Upon Request

This mountain house near Klosters, Switzerland dates back to the 1740s. The epitome of the unofficial motto of Klosters, “less is more,” the exterior is charming and discreet, while the interior has preserved many authentic features, including brick, wood and stone, along with historical wood stoves. The hideaway is a serene experience where one can enjoy mountain views from the balcony or garden. Web ID: OLHN

Renovation: Contemporary Mod Portland Property

Portland, Oregon, USA | US $2,850,000

Originally built in 1965, the interior feels mod, but still invigorating and new with its clean design. The contemporary kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a double oven and quartz, while two offices allow for an easy, work-from-home lifestyle. The exterior designed by Brandenburg Design features an oversized pool and hot tub, plus a Pavilion built to today’s luxurious standards. Web ID: MEJG

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