Houzz Tours 1531 Ideabooks

He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating Army brat arrived at his true baronial home. “That scene had...
Houzz Tour: Playing Checkers in a Converted London Bakery
“When we first saw this flat, it was pretty dark and in bad condition, but we felt it had so much potential,” says architect Pereen d’Avoine of Russian For Fish. It...
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several...
Houzz Tour: A New Look for Former Student Digs
“Students don’t tend to look after houses,” says architect Kieron Roberts, of Riach Architects, “and to be honest, this building was a bit of a wreck when we first saw...
My Houzz: Creative Flair Brightens a San Francisco Apartment
When Ana and Patrick Kamin moved to San Francisco from Hamburg, Germany, two years ago, they wasted no time personalizing their sunny top-floor apartment in a six-unit converted Victorian. They started with paint and furniture...
Houzz Tour: Wild Ideas in the Windy City
This house in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood is no less than a love letter to the Windy City, architectural history and art created by three native Midwesterners. It started with the owner, a man with an outsize personality,...
Houzz Tour: Styles and Eras Mix in a Former Stable Block
A lust for natural light and more space for her burgeoning antiques collection attracted designer Henriette von Stockhausen to this converted former stable block in Dorset, England. “It was built around 1730 and was converted a while ago, but it hadn’t...
Houzz Tour: Old-School Charm With a Contemporary Twist
“When the clients first approached me, the brief was to remodel and extend an existing house they’d bought,” says Martin Back of The Bazeley Partnership, speaking of a home near the town of Bude in Cornwall, England. “But it soon became clear...
My Houzz: Serene Simplicity in Brooklyn
Sean Tice and Kristy Hadeka, cofounders of the Brooklyn Slate Company, have a knack for seeing design potential. Their 800-square-foot apartment in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn had multicolored walls...
My Houzz: New Life and Style for a 1976 Airstream
Jordan Menzel went out for a bike ride around downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, one afternoon and saw an Airstream trailer parked on the side of the road. “A few days later, I was combing Craigslist and saw it was for sale,” he says. “While I hadn’t...
Houzz Tour: Meet a Home Made With Minivan Parts
I’m not sure if Lee Iacocca sent him, but architect Karl Wanaselja spent countless hours searching car junkyards for America’s best-selling Dodge Caravan minivan. Fascinated by finding ways to use junked car parts in architectural designs for more...
My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style
“Our home is a personal extension of how we appreciate art,” says Jose Gomez. “The whole thing is one big art project.” Jose and his wife, Danielle, are founders and owners of the creative production company Shilo....
Houzz Tour: A Wee Home Grows in a Scottish Garden
Following the success of a project making sustainable garden furniture using a young, local workforce, home builder Jennifer Hope was keen to expand the concept. “I wanted to build on the idea of combining ecofriendly design with local skills,”...
Houzz Tour: A London Book Tower House Worth a Browse
Creating a versatile living space that included elegant book storage was the challenge facing Patrick Michell of Platform 5 Architects during the renovation of this Victorian house in London’s Hampstead area. The owners had seen the company’s...
Houzz Tour: Asian Elegance With an Industrial Edge
These homeowners made a big lifestyle change when they moved from the Denver suburbs to their Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. They landed right in the middle of some of the most exciting galleries and restaurants in the city, and are just a few hundred...
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