The facade of this historic home in Caviano, Switzerland, is made entirely of stone. The rough-hewn quality of the exterior contrasts with the interior, which was renovated by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects and now features polished concrete and larch wood. Unified by shades of gray and brown, the new and old elements of the building reflect how material and aesthetics can change over time while retaining a similar sense of earthy design.

via Archdaily, photography by Hannes Henz

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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