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My Houzz: A Pre-Revolutionary Home for a Modern Family
Jaime Costiglio kept her eye on a gorgeous saltbox home in a nearby town for years, hoping for it to go on the market. It did, and she and her family jumped at the chance to call it their own. “We always felt like we belonged in this...
My Houzz: Layers of Patina and an Artist’s Touch in a New York Colonial
The New York home of artist Jennifer Lanne and her husband Dick Lanne is equal parts family retreat and backdrop to display their work. The house and Jen’s two studios are filled with her work, which she rotates...
Houzz Tour: A Classic Ranch House Rises to the Location
Janette Mallory’s clients loved the location of this Los Angeles ranch house, and with good reason. As she describes the site: “It’s perched on a hill in the Mount...
Houzz Tour: Moss-Covered Lakeside Cottage Now a Modern Marvel
In 1974, Chicagoan Chris Lonn bought a 1949 cottage with three friends in Harbert, Michigan, a small summer resort town on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan. Over the years, they converted the garage into a third bedroom and another...
My Houzz: Urban History in the Round in Tel Aviv
The Ravid family found the unique apartment they were searching for in a 1933 building that had originally housed a large printing factory. More specifically, they found two second-floor apartments — one of which was part of the “drum” structure...
Houzz Tour: 20 Acres, a Train and a Midcentury Gem Fuel a Remodel
While searching for land on a local real estate site in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a husband and wife kept coming across photos of a grim-looking house in a wooded area of the city. They tried avoiding it, but their real estate agent eventually...
Houzz Tour: A London Townhouse Lightens Up
Even before its makeover, this London terrace residence had plenty to offer. Its location in well-heeled Highgate, just a short stroll away from Hampstead Heath, was hard to beat, and its square footage was substantial. But its interior had been hardly...
Houzz Tour: Living and Working in Style
Interior designer Claire Stevens spends most of her time redesigning and decorating her clients’ homes, but when she moved into the apartment of her husband, Hamish McIntosh, in Brisbane,...
Houzz Tour: A Great Escape Hugs Cliff and Tree
If you’ve heard the expression “between a rock and a hard place,” you’ve heard a description of the location of this house. Strung along a cliff edge on beautiful Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride from the city of Auckland in New Zealand,...
Houzz Tour: Taking on the Ruins of an 1800s Bourbon Distillery
There are three things that define Lexington, Kentucky: bourbon, tobacco and horses. And all three played a starring role in the construction of Ron and Elise Wallace’s house: Stone-ruin walls from an 1800s bourbon distillery and reclaimed...
Houzz Tour: A Live-Work Space With a Heavenly Heritage
When interior designer Gianna Camilotti set eyes on this converted historic church in Chingford, Essex, a suburb of London, it was love at first sight. It had undergone a sympathetic conversion in 2005, leaving Camilotti with a gleaming white space in...
My Houzz: Earthy Update of a Midcentury Family Home
The good bones of this house were merely a bonus for the young Canberra, Australia, couple who bought the property in 2003, attracted by its garden of rare plants. While Stuart and Zoe Smith loved the midcentury style of the 1950s home, they also recognized...
Houzz Tour: An Old Dairy Gets a Contemporary Twist
When it came to designing the interior of The Dairy, the owners were leaning toward an elegant monochrome scheme, but interior designer Lindsey Rendall wasn’t so sure. “When I first saw the building, I thought monochrome would be too harsh,” she...
Houzz Tour: Family Has Room to Spare in New Rural Home
When Howden Homes builder Shane Howden and his wife, Kristie, designed their dream house in a small town southwest of Melbourne, it wasn’t an arduous task. “We knew exactly what we...
Houzz Tour: A Former Stable Becomes a Live-Work Showcase
Three years ago, architect Mark Lawrence and his wife, Cary, bought a 19th-century stable in the historic Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on the way to realizing his dream of opening a storefront in the city for the studio he and Elizabeth...