Architects and designers like Tom Givone, who was recently interviewed in Architectural Digest, are tasked with creating inspiring spaces every day. Finding a unique way of repurposing existing structures or giving life to vintage and salvaged materials is just one way they artfully accomplish this. Let’s explore some exclusive homes in the Sotheby’s International Realty® network that showcase this modern technique.

New Zealand $5,695,000 NZD | Wanaka, New Zealand | New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty

New Zealand – A skillful combination of stone, wood, and glass was used by renowned architect Richard Shackleton to create simple rustic sophistication but with the luxury of modern amenities. Situated on six hectares of land, this sprawling estate features a media room, wine cellar, outdoor pizza oven, tennis court, swimming pool, and elevated spa pool.

Pennsylvania $2,795,000 USD | New Hope, Pennsylvania | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Pennsylvania - A Georgian-style mansion originally built in 1765, the home underwent two expansions during the 1800s and was recently renovated into a modern masterpiece that still maintains a rustic country exterior. The main suite features bookshelves that serve as a hidden door to a second stairwell, sitting area, fireplace, and marble bathroom with steam shower, soaking tub, and a double-wide marble vanity.

England £8,500,000 GBP | England, United Kingdom | United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty

England - Designed in the 1890s by English architect William West Neve and completed in 1901, this Arts and Crafts period house has been skillfully renovated to serve as a luxurious, modern-day family home. The home stands three stories tall and boasts high ceilings, square leaded mullioned windows, four balconies overlooking the River Thames, and state-of-the-art technology, including a programmable lighting system.

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