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Houzz Tours 1615 Stories

My Houzz: Bright Island Style for a Florida Vacation Home
Virginia Devlin and Kurt Baldassari loved to escape from their Chicago condo to the sunny beaches of South Florida, so they decided to look for a permanent vacation home there. Their search brought them to a midcentury house dubbed Barefoot...
My Houzz: Clothing Designers Bring Their Fashion Sense Home
Three years ago Josh and Lauren Podoll began their search for a bigger home while nurturing two kinds of babies: their newborn son, Dashiell, and a women’s clothing line. They found a recently renovated home that would house their office, studio and...
My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home
“The main problem with our home was the lack of light,” says Ephraim Cohen. He and his wife, Yehudit, bought the house two years ago after moving from the U.S. with plans to retire in Israel. It was close to their daughter and grandchildren, and the...
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
This house should restore your faith in the printed word. To accommodate his clients’ love of reading in their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book on every shelf, table and mantel inside the couple’s former...
Houzz Tour: New Twists for a Traditional New York Saltbox
Architect Stephen Moser took one look at the Shelter Island setting in New York and knew exactly what style of house he wanted to play with for the design of his artist sister and her psychologist husband’s new weekend home. It seemed only fitting that...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Houzz Tour: Elbow Grease and Steel Create a Modern Texas Farmhouse
When Shane Pavonetti tells people he spent $165,000 on his new modern farmhouse in an up-and-coming neighborhood of Austin, Texas, he quickly has to explain that the situation isn’t normal. That’s because he was the architect, general...
My Houzz: Boho Flair for a 1920s California Tudor
Seismic retrofitting forced homeowner Susan Berry to make some structural decisions about her 1920s home. The Berkeley, California, house had never been retrofitted, and the existing hand-built stone fireplace was literally dragging the house down. Berry,...
My Houzz: Eclectic Chic Goes Global in San Francisco
Ali Price describes her light-filled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District as an “eclectic smattering of things that I love.” The Nashville native and cofounder of Lydali shares the home with her London-born...
Houzz Tour: Tying Together a Boston Loft
The owners of this loft had been seduced by its sweeping Boston skyline views and vibrant historic South End neighborhood, but its existing built-ins and other features didn’t stand up to the loft’s 18-foot-high ceilings, and the spaces did not make...
Houzz Tour: Subtle Cape Cod Style in Los Angeles
After numerous visits to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a couple approached interior designer Phil Norman and asked him to re-create the feeling of that coastal community in their home....
Houzz Tour: Thrifty TLC Transforms a Beach Bungalow
Cayley Lambur has spent some time in the homes of strangers. She grew up as the child of architects, and visiting open houses was kind of a family hobby. Seen more as sightseeing opportunities than real estate prospects, these excursions didn’t...
Houzz Tour: A Transformed Carriage House Opens for Play
“It might look simple, but there was nothing straightforward about this at all,” says Pam Swatkins, a project manager at design-build firm Conner & Buck. She had the job of converting...
Houzz Tour: Modern Meets Mountain in North Carolina
When this family of five flees their full-time home during steamy Florida summers, they are ready for some relaxed mountain time. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, their vacation home is all about gathering time for a family that...