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Houzz Tour: Parisian Flat’s Redo Revolves Around a Terrace View
“It was the terrace that made the owner of this apartment fall head over heels for it,” says architect Manuel Sequeira. He was in charge of the radical overhaul of this 753-square-foot flat in the 20th arrondissement (district)...
A 1970s Avion Camper Gets a New Groove
Bill and Cathy Johnson love camping. The architect and Realtor have been doing it since they began dating at age 15. Now married for 34 years, they jumped at the chance to buy and restore a 1970s Avion camper that they could turn into a mobile...
Houzz Tour: A Studio Makes the Most of Every Inch
Olga Alexeeva, of interior design firm Black and Milk Residential, likes a challenge, and when she was asked by a firm of developers to modernize a small studio flat in central London, that’s exactly what she got. “Not only was it tiny; it had not...
Houzz Tour: Snug London Cottage Has a Spacious Feel
As three-bedroom, three-bathroom houses go, this light, bright, 19th-century cottage is on the small side. In a 1,000-square-foot property, you might not expect to have the space for a separate dining area or find an en suite bathroom roomy enough to...
Houzz Tour: Scottish Farm Cottage Looks to Sun and Stars
Julie and George Nicolson, owners of a sheep farm in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, had originally thought they would put a mobile home on their land to rent out as a vacation home and boost their farm’s income. Julie approached designer Sam...
My Houzz: City Condo Is Set to Entertain
William Aldinger found a place that had everything on his wish list for a home in San Francisco, including two bedrooms, a top-floor location and a balcony. “I also wanted a place where I could have friends over for dinner and drinks. And I knew...
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...
Houzz Tour: Lofty Ambitions Transform a Manhattan Apartment
Brendan Crane was looking for a place to call his own in Manhattan, but each apartment he visited fell below his expectations or above his budget. “I had a hard time finding an apartment that I felt was worth the cost...
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: 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...
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...
Budget Beach House: A Trailer Gets Ready for Summer Fun
A few summers back, interior designer Bridget McMullin found herself without access to a family beach house at the Jersey Shore for the first time in her life. “I was so bored on the weekends; I was...
My Houzz: Eclectic Chic Goes Global in San Francisco
Ali Price describes her light-filled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District as an “eclectic smattering of things that I love.” The Nashville native and cofounder of Lydali shares the home with her London-born...
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