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My Houzz: Elegant Mediterranean With Room to Roam
Having grown up in Minnesota, Tim and Carol Hager were used to houses with lots of outdoor space. Minnesota's nickname is "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and it's not uncommon for a homeowner to have a boat and dock on the property. When they...
My Houzz: Contemporary Split-Level in Chicago
"Peachy" typically means something good, but for Michael and Karen Hohman, it described the outdated pastel hue of their 1950s split-level home in Chicago. From the exterior trim to the walls and ceilings, nearly everything...
Houzz Tour: East Meets Southwest in New Mexico Home
This spacious adobe house perched on the top of a hill outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, is home to a retired couple with East Coast roots. The pair was looking for a place to host family and friends that's also comfortable and casual enough for just the...
My Houzz: Casual Elegance in a California Beach Home
When interior designer Gail Madison-Goodhue of Madison Interiors and her husband, Richard Goodhue, first walked down the steps of their dated traditional house, it was "potential at first sight." It wasn't...
Houzz Tour: 1929 Mansion Revival in Minnesota
The renovation of this stunning 1929 home near Minneapolis paid tribute to its original features while updating it to serve a large family with modern needs. Interior designer Renée Hallberg of RLH...
My Houzz: Inspired Great Room in North Vancouver
When Noor Grewal-Virk and Vincent Virk bought their North Vancouver, British Columbia, home they had to decide between taking on a full renovation with two young daughters or creating impact with paint and decor. They chose the latter. Grewal-Virk believes...
My Houzz: Hip, Historic Victorian in Santa Cruz
Interior designer and boutique owner Suna Lock lives in her dream home: the 1870s Victorian Cope House in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, California. It lies just blocks away from Lock's eclectic boutique and design business, Stripe....
My Houzz: Italian Country Cottage in California
Nestled near California's San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is Stan and Cynthia Ostrowski's 1950s home, where country casual blends with Italian influences. The homeowners had searched the market...
My Houzz: Converted Garage Tackled in Remodel
Dallas homeowners Ken and Sandra Prater started remodeling their 1940s ranch 24 years ago. "When we bought the house, we bought the approximately half-acre lot. At the time, I was working for an architectural firm and brought my colleagues...
My Houzz: Southern Charm and Heritage in a Dallas Cottage
“Rotating pieces within the family is a great way to edit,” says first-time Dallas homeowner Ann Jane Cox. “I’ve found it to be a cost-effective, guilt-free way to declutter and keep things fresh.” Cox, a public relations...
Houzz Tour: Spacious Farmhouse in Virginia
This historically inspired manor is home to a retired couple who have a serious love for animals. They wanted to build a home where horses, dogs and cats had room to roam until they found permanent homes. The house sits on a 1,000-acre piece...
My Houzz: Yacht-Inspired California Beach House
When Suzie and Bob Mecay bought their home in the charming fishing town of Summerland, California, it was a "shabby old beach shack," says Suzie. Yet despite its dark interior and low ceilings, Bob and Suzie claim it was still love at first sight....
My Houzz: Contemporary Farm-Style Hilltop Charmer
Los Angeles couple Barbara and Tony Hirsch set their eyes upon idyllic Ojai, California, 13 years ago and never looked back. The couple, who attend the Ojai Music Festival annually, had been contemplating a major life change away from the city. They...
My Houzz: Mediterranean-Italian Mansion in California
About 15 years ago, with their two boys beginning to outgrow their home, Marilyn and Steven Gutsche ventured out to search for a bigger place. When they saw a beautiful Don Nolte ranch in the sunny hills of Santa Barbara, California, it was clear they...
My Houzz: Cozy, Modern Family Home in Oregon
Emily and Steven Miller moved into their home in Portland's West Hills neighborhood in 2002. They bought the house in part because of all the natural light throughout the home. With the help of interior designer Gilyn...
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