Dream Spaces 46 Ideabooks

By day the owner of this barn is a family man who works in the commodities market. But nearly every Thursday night, his thoughts turn from the trading price of gold to the songs of Jerry Garcia as he and his pals gather to play Grateful Dead hits in what was once a stable in the backyard of his house in Redding, Connecticut....
8 Wonders of Imagination in Architecture
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” You might think a quotation like this is from an incredible artist...
Houzz Tour: Hugging the Rocky Cliffs in Big Sur
Winters in Chicago can be tough. According to the National Weather Service, this past winter was one of Chicago’s coldest, with the Windy City raking in the most days with temperatures at or below zero ever recorded. Brr. These chilly (OK,...
Dream Spaces: 12 Beautiful White Kitchens
Crisp, clean white kitchens with gleaming marble counters and backsplashes are everywhere you look these days. It’s easy to see why: White makes a space look bigger and airier, and enhances other design elements. Wood floors look richer against white,...
Dream Spaces: 14 Fabulous Indoor-Outdoor Bathrooms
The modern bathroom has become a retreat in today’s busy world, a refuge from the stress of overscheduled lives. The best ones are filled with luxurious touches — steam showers, soaking tubs, TVs and surround sound — plus elegant materials like...
Dream Spaces: Bedrooms With Amazing Views
Call me crazy, but I’d give up all the comforts of my bed (supersoft cotton sheets, cozy down comforter and plump pillow-top mattress) for one with a knockout view. I’m know I’d sleep more sweetly if my last waking sight were the twinkling lights...
Step Inside a Luxurious Pool House and Spa
Whitefish, Montana, is more than 5,200 miles from Kyoto, Japan, but a condition of our globalized world is that one can have a strong influence on the other. In the case of a luxurious pool house with spa, gym and art gallery on the shores of Whitefish...
A Magical Tree House Lights Up for Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwwVolkrLas “When I was 14 years old, I wrote myself a letter, which I still have,” says Jeri Wakefield. “It reads, ‘No matter what happens in my life, I pledge to be the best grandmother I can be, so when I...
Dream Spaces: Midcentury Bowling Lanes Roll On in Minnesota
Although he designs and builds luxury nightclub-like sleek bowling lanes for homes, Ryan Claxton of Fusion Bowling also knows how to work it old-school style, too. When a building...
Basement of the Week: London Pub Ambience in Upstate New York
“This is what I'd call a very sophisticated man cave," says architect James Crisp. "The owner really had the vision, and the contractor, Jim Muncey of Structure Works,...
8 Dream Closets Go Beyond Storing Clothes
In the past the bedroom closet was the place where clothing was hidden from view. Today the emphasis is on creating functional, organized closets that double as comfortable places in which to hang out, work and play.
Great Escape: A Tiny, Off-the-Grid Hideout in the California Woods
Looking down from the top of the hill, you won't see this tiny house at first glance. The 90-square-foot structure is tucked on a little ledge overlooking the Pacific Ocean, covered with redwood bark and a living roof to blend in with the coastal California...
Houzz Tour: An Indian High-Rise Trips the Light Fantastic
Looking up at the 17th floor of a certain residential tower in Malad, a suburb of Mumbai in India, some residents often wonder what the heck is going on up there. At night the brightly lit interiors glow vibrantly in every color of the rainbow. Some nights...
Design Surprises Amaze in an Eye-Popping Manhattan Penthouse
Skyhouse is an aptly named skyscraper penthouse in lower Manhattan. The residence was designed by David Hotson, who inserted four floors into the previously unoccupied...
The Most Incredible Kids' Tree House You'll Ever See?
Steve and Jeri Wakefield had the idea nine years ago to build an elaborate tree house for their grandsons, Lincoln and Sullivan Scott, in their Dallas backyard. They hired architect and family friend James...
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