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Houzz Tour: A Stunning Low-Energy Home in the Cotswolds
Hill Barn is a 300-year-old stone structure at the top of a hill in the heart of the Cotswolds, England. Architect Chris Seymour-Smith and his wife, Helen, know the property well, as it sits on land belonging to Helen’s father, in an official Area...
Houzz Tour: Chic, Cozy and Creative in San Francisco
The owners of this three-story San Francisco home worked long hours, and they wanted their place to be a true getaway. When they opened their front door at the end of the day, they wanted to feel as though they were walking into a chic boutique hotel...
Houzz Tour: New Homeowners Find Their Style
Interior designer Kristina Wolf will get your design style out of you whether you speak to her or not. While she doesn’t observe her clients through a two-sided mirror, the former police captain uses the skills from her past career to find...
Houzz Tour: A Manor Near D.C. Goes From Suburban Modern to Georgian
Before its most recent remodel, this home had a classic face and a modern heart. Located in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., it was built in 2002 with a Georgian-manor-style exterior. Inside, on the main level, it was mainly one open...
Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet
Despite designing Texas-size homes (often topping 15,000 square feet), designer-builders Mark Schatz and his wife, Anne Eamon, are used to living in smaller homes. For 14 years they...
Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet
Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. “It’s not temporary. I’m never leaving,” Lustado...
My Houzz: Creativity Flows in a New Hampshire Cottage
When painter and felting artist Lauren Decatur was searching for a new place to call home, a little isolated cottage tucked away in the woods of New Hampshire had the perfect balance of peacefulness,...
My Houzz: A Deconstructed Saltbox in the Hamptons
Ellie Sawits and David Gasner found a one-of-a-kind home in a deconstructed saltbox in Southampton, New York. For the New Yorkers, who were moving from a 19th-century brownstone in Manhattan, it had an intriguing mix of farmhouse feel —...
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
What lures people to Palm Springs, California, a desert where temperatures can top 116 degrees? Oh, probably a cool pool, Frank Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had in mind when they rehabilitated...
Houzz Tour: San Francisco’s Haas-Lilienthal House
For 128 years the large house has stood at the intersection of Franklin and Jackson streets in San Francisco, and time has done little to diminish the beauty of the Queen Anne–style Victorian with its distinctive witch’s cap turret and its elaborate...
Houzz Tour: Modern Efficiency in the English Countryside
Robbie McDonald and Caroline Keenan wanted their new house, in the English village of Horsley, to be as sustainable as possible, and to use local materials to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. It was a challenge that architect Tomas Millar of...
My Houzz: More Light and Views Transform a San Francisco Home
“The first thing to expect when undergoing a home renovation is that it will take twice as long as you thought to finish,” says Mark Topetcher, a San Francisco architect....
Houzz Tour: Passive House Principles, Active Benefits in Portland
Architect Jeff Stern has spent much of his career designing ecominded houses and buildings, so when he decided to build his own home three years ago, he naturally chose an energy-efficient approach. Instead of striving for LEED...
Houzz Tour: Scandinavian Style in a Central London Flat
Cate St. Hill had already updated her two-bedroom flat in central London six years ago when she shared the space with some school friends. But when her friends moved out and her boyfriend moved in last summer, it was time for a new update to transform...
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