Instead of building hideous new houses, let's rescue the lovely buildings allowed to rot. Some are run-of-the-mill, but many are very beautiful and historically important buildings. A prime example of this is the identical pair of perfect classical houses on the north side of Cavendish Square, off Oxford Street.
This conversion in the Irish village of Broughshane started out with something that was already truly an object of beauty: a crumbling old stone barn. With some clever manipulation, they turned the old barn into a light-filled, contemporary living space.