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Houzz Tour: Outdoor Spirit in St. Louis
Doug Moore and Brad Fratello wanted three things for their new home: a pool, privacy and a floor plan they could live with for the rest of their lives. They bought three vacant lots in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood of St. Louis, which gave...
Houzz Tour: A Connecticut Beach House Builds New Memories
Fond memories of childhood summers spent frolicking in a coastal Connecticut beach town convinced a California couple to want to re-create similar carefree days on the East Coast for their family. So they searched for the ideal retreat in a historic beach...
Houzz Tour: Cottage Comforts on the Jersey Shore
If I didn’t know better, I’d think this home’s purpose was to undo all the damage Snooki did to the beautiful Jersey Shore’s reputation. Just five blocks from a beach in the Point Pleasant Beach...
Houzz Tour: Rugged and Refined Beauty in Sonoma County
The owners of this house, weekday city dwellers in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, wanted a weekend retreat and a gateway to the great outdoors. They also needed it to help soothe sore muscles, and it had to handle mud. Amid the steep...
Houzz Tour: Opening Up a Midcentury Schreiber Home in Phoenix
After stripping this midcentury Phoenix house of its cabinetry, wood paneling, faucets and other finishes, the homeowner and project manager were stumped. They had a grand vision for the home, built in 1956 by prominent midcentury architects Charles...
Houzz Tour: A Happy-Trails Home on a California Field
Before this Mill Valley, California, home was built, the owners told architect Ken Linsteadt that the property had served as the horse pasture for a long-ago (and long-gone)...
Houzz Tour: 12 Years of Tinkering Produce an Amazingly Artful Loft
“The old beams,” Kursteen Salter Price says. “I left those.” Everything else, though, had to go. Price has spent the past 12 years ripping out flooring, tearing down walls and converting three separate units of her building into one cohesive...
Houzz Tour: Platinum-Rating Hopes for a Sterling Modern Home
Architect David Marlatt has a love-hate relationship with the sun. He’s always looking to capture its natural light for the homes he designs, but at the same time trying to block —...
My Houzz: Curve Appeal Among the Trees
Scott Wise and Bob Moore’s house is frequently referred to as “the round house,” with its semicircular fan shape and a plunge pool at the center of a radial design. The home was originally designed in 1954 for Saul and Edith Lipkind by Pittsburgh...
Houzz Tour: Flexing New Design Muscles on a Vermont Lake
Kristen L’Esperance never imagined she would move back in with her parents at age 30. But after graduating from the Pratt Institute with an architecture degree in 2009 and facing a tanking economy, she had no choice but to leave New York City...
My Houzz: Chic Meets Whimsy in Vancouver
Katie and Cedric Lo were living in Singapore when they learned they were expecting a baby. The couple wanted to raise their family in their native Canada and decided to relocate to Cedric’s hometown of Vancouver in 2012. They found a dilapidated property...
Houzz Tour: Classic Shingle Style for a Seaside Summer Home
This classic shingle-style summer home looks as though it’s been perched above the Atlantic Ocean for a century, but in fact it’s new. The house was designed by architect Nancy Leslie, who completed the...
My Houzz: A Big, Empty Box Becomes a Mod Live-Work Space
Photographer Nicolo Sertorio and research scientist Seonok Lee were looking for a spacious, multifunctional home with an easy commute to San Francisco. They found what they wanted in a 3,300-square-foot unit...
My Houzz: A Handcrafted Bohemian Homestead in Texas
Artist, biologist and plant ecologist Mary Phillips calls her Texas homestead a “7-acre experiment in sustainability and creativity.” She and her husband, Eddie, who is also an artist, have made it their life’s work to create an environment for...
Houzz Tour: Artistry and Illusion Season a Baton Rouge Townhouse
“Wow, what a great old house!” visitors often exclaim when they see Ty Larkins’ home for the first time. Larkins can’t help but smile. While the structure resembles the kind of Greek...
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