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Houzz Tour: A Modern Garden Pavilion Sprouts Up on an Ex–Pot Farm
After agents seized an old 1940s house in East Dallas and its neighboring lot during a marijuana raid, the property landed on a federal auction. The site was perfect for a local avid gardener (a more legal one), who snatched up both the house and the...
My Houzz: Color and Texture Fill an Eclectic Pittsburgh Row House
Great design comes in many forms. But one recurring constant is that great design happens at the hands of one or more creative individuals. How else could something like a dilapidated and abandoned Pittsburgh row house be shockingly transformed...
My Houzz: A Chicago Auto Shop Revs Up to a Cool Home
An auto repair shop built in 1905 doesn't sound like something that could anchor a bright and fun home. But designer Nicholas Moriarty tapped into the reinforced concrete floors,...
My Houzz: A Grand Overhaul for a Growing Family
Looking around at their modern townhome, Chris and Richard Cahill realized that the harsh contemporary edges of stone, steel, cable and glass would not be ideal for a baby on the way. "It would have cost us $30,000 to baby-proof," Chris says....
My Houzz: Look Inside Montreal's Famed Habitat 67 Complex
Simone Geadah feels lucky to live in one of the 146 homes inside famous architect Moshe Safdie's revolutionary modular housing complex in Montreal, Habitat 67. Since its opening days during the 1967 International...
Houzz Tour: Whole-House Remodeling Suits a Historic Colonial
Renovations to this colonial-style house in the 1970s and '90s had left some strangeness inside. "The home had grand spaces, 10-foot ceilings and five fireplaces, but not the right kind of spaces for a family with three young kids," says architect and...
My Houzz: Universal Design Helps an 8-Year-Old Feel at Home
Building a new home in a kid-friendly neighborhood wasn't the only priority for Julie Brocklehurst and Andrew Boland. In fact, their entire house had to be custom kid friendly. With their 8-year-old son, Brennen, in a wheelchair, they needed to design...
My Houzz: A 1950s Bungalow Grows Up and Greens Out
After living in Germany, Italy and Spain, architects Gail and Robert Karn moved their family back to the United States, bringing a European design edge with them. The couple scooped up an outdated 1950s bungalow on 2 acres of oak forest and...
My Houzz: Feminine Chic Charms in a Chicago Rental
Alaina Kaczmarski has a knack for design. The proof is in the DIY touches that enhance her Chicago rental unit's original architectural details. Kaczmarski, a stylist, writer and cofounder of the blog The Everygirl,...
My Houzz: DIY Love Pays Off in a Small Prague Apartment
When designer Jaroslav Kašpar bought an apartment in Prague, he had no idea it would turn into a massive DIY project. For example, he found an original wood floor under the carpet, but it wasn't salvageable; he discovered a cool brick wall, but it needed...
Houzz Tour: Big Bay Views Buoy a Seattle Floating Home
The owner of this floating home wanted to be able to enjoy the sublime Pacific Northwest views beyond its walls more. She had dubbed her existing home "a floating double-wide,'" says interior designer Kim Mankoski of Kim Mankoski Interiors. She wanted...
My Houzz: Culture and History Enrich a Traditional Montreal Home
One look inside Evan and Osnat Feldman’s Montreal home and it’s clear that their family and heritage mean everything to them. After an unsuccessful attempt to expand their previous home due to city restrictions, the Feldmans moved...
My Houzz: Budget-Minded Comfort for a 1940s Hollywood Bungalow
Chad Foydl ran his Realtor ragged while house hunting all over Los Angeles. He wanted to find something just right — centrally located with a decent-enough skeleton he could spiff up. The persistance paid off. "I knew the moment I walked into the house...
My Houzz: Color and Pattern Make a Manhattan Apartment Sing
Transitioning from a blank canvas to highly personalized style often takes time, collaboration and a little elbow grease. That was the case for New Yorker Amanda Barlow, a marketing director for the United States Council for International Business, who...
My Houzz: A Dream Indoor-Outdoor Home in Nicaragua
Peta Kaplan and Ben Sandzer-Bell first traveled from Chicago to Nicaragua in 2005 for a family vacation, but volcanoes, wildlife, markets, colonial architecture and beaches made them want to call the area home. "On the last day of our trip, having...
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