Houzz Tours 1378 Ideabooks

Tucked atop a knoll overlooking a valley ringed with vineyards, this Healdsburg, California, vacation home is both commanding and quietly humble — a case where the view is far more exalted than the house that looks out to it. Tidy and white and drenched in sunshine, the 1,680-square-foot farmhouse...
Houzz Tour: Upping the Sophistication in a Charming Tudor
Few homeowners would willingly sacrifice a bedroom, but since the woman who owns this Tudor cottage in Palo Alto, California, a) lives by herself and b) has future plans for a second-story master bedroom suite, she took the plunge. Architect Kathleen...
My Houzz: Sleek Lines and Innovations in Portland
Portland developer Eric Thompson of Oregon Homeworks wanted to create a custom contemporary house for his family that would leverage technology, materials and finishes to ultimately lower his overall utility costs. “We really tried to push ourselves...
My Houzz: Resisting Restraint in a Tampa Townhouse
Five years before she bought her home, antiques dealer and pharmaceutical representative Charlsie Shine was approached by a couple to see if she would be interested in purchasing a large mirror they were...
My Houzz: Finding Beauty in the Everyday
Peter Andrew’s approach to photography isn’t much different from his approach to renovating and decorating. “Photography for me is the process of turning ordinary or overlooked things into something that...
Houzz Tour: A Metaphor and 18 Bikes Inspire a Modern House
Can a house convey human feeling through its design? Architect Lisa Chadbourne thinks so. Her Seattle firm makes a point to get to know clients to create a home that’s not only functional, but also expresses a more personal, albeit abstract, representation...
My Houzz: Midcentury Decor Personalizes a 1902 Charmer
After a short stint in Los Angeles, Brad and Flavia Naves were drawn to the family-friendly San Francisco neighborhood of Cole Valley, tucked next to Haight-Ashbury. “I had lived south of Market Street before and loved the vibe,” says Flavia, an attorney,...
Houzz Tour: A Toronto Home Comes Back From the Brink
When interior designer Stephane Chamard moved from Paris to Toronto for his husband, Philippe, it was an act of love. When he took on the renovation of an old home in Toronto that had been abandoned for more than 30 years, it was a labor of love. “When...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Art Showcase in the Hamptons
Interior designer Alice Black enjoyed working on this house so much, she would love to have another project like it. In many ways, she says, the large house is typical of...
My Houzz: Ease and Coziness in Rural Australia
Cherie Hausler was working as a freelance food writer and stylist in Sydney, and her partner, Damien Feuerherdt, was a freelance sound engineer and musician, when Feuerherdt’s mother found a 150-year-old bluestone farmhouse for sale in Australia’s...
Houzz Tour: Stacking Up to a Modern Master in Kansas
Inspiration for the design of a new house can come from many places, such as a client’s interests and wishes, a place’s context or another building. The latter, referred to as a precedent in design circles, was one major influence on Matthew...
My Houzz: Twister Damage Sparks a Whole Ranch Remodel
The Forest Hill neighborhood in Dallas is best known for its stately oak trees. But after a small Texas twister sent a 50-foot red oak through the roof of John Gilliland and Lenore LoCascio’s ranch house, the couple decided it was time to remodel. After...
My Houzz: Relaxed, Classic and Collected in New Jersey
Joanna Madden has a degree in fashion merchandising and a love of visuals. She used both of these while running a vintage home-goods business with her mother, and now uses those skills as the owner of a jewelry-making business, Findings....
My Houzz: From Dated to Dreamy in 3 Weeks
“Nothing beats the thrill of finding a special vintage, well-crafted piece,” says Marie-Eve Best, a Quebec blogger and design consultant. “It’s satisfying to know that you can give an old...
My Houzz: A Texas Home Dances to Its Own Beat
Kristina Kirkenaer-Hart and her husband, James Hart, share a North Dallas home filled with family heirlooms, colorful art and a variety of Danish modern furniture. “If it’s going to be in the house, I prefer that it be both beautiful and functional,”...
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