Houzz Tours 1517 Ideabooks

“We weren’t looking for a project,” says Londoner Nic Farhi, remembering first seeing his flat, “but when I spotted the original floorboards and brickwork in the living room, I knew I had to buy this place.” Nic and his then-girlfriend (now wife) had spent months scouring Clerkenwell for the perfect home,...
Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid
He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating...
Houzz Tour: A Sophisticated Row House in the U.S. Capital
This 19th-century row house was in what a real estate professional would call “move-in condition” when Samantha Friedman’s client bought it. But, as we all know, serviceable doesn’t equal soulful. The homeowner hired Friedman, principal at
Houzz Tour: Comic Book Prints and Vintage Decor Punch Up a Dublin Home
Siobhan Lam and her partner, Jaime Hughes, hadn’t planned on tackling a restoration project, but when they came across a dilapidated gem built in 1890 on the tree-lined Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland, they knew it had the potential to be their...
My Houzz: Earthy and Eclectic in San Francisco
Scott Cunningham and Douglas Leach were drawn to the light in their San Francisco home despite the place’s being smaller than ideal. Cunningham, an interior designer and a colorist,...
Houzz Tour: A New Lake House Gets a Lived-in Look
When interior designer Sonya Kinkade first talked about this lake house with her clients, she asked what their primary residence was like, then took the project in a completely different...
My Houzz: Bright Island Style for a Florida Vacation Home
Virginia Devlin and Kurt Baldassari loved to escape from their Chicago condo to the sunny beaches of South Florida, so they decided to look for a permanent vacation home there. Their search brought them to a midcentury house dubbed Barefoot...
My Houzz: Clothing Designers Bring Their Fashion Sense Home
Three years ago Josh and Lauren Podoll began their search for a bigger home while nurturing two kinds of babies: their newborn son, Dashiell, and a women’s clothing line. They found a recently renovated home that would house their office, studio and...
My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home
“The main problem with our home was the lack of light,” says Ephraim Cohen. He and his wife, Yehudit, bought the house two years ago after moving from the U.S. with plans to retire in Israel. It was close to their daughter and grandchildren, and the...
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
This house should restore your faith in the printed word. To accommodate his clients’ love of reading in their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book on every shelf, table and mantel inside the couple’s former...
Houzz Tour: New Twists for a Traditional New York Saltbox
Architect Stephen Moser took one look at the Shelter Island setting in New York and knew exactly what style of house he wanted to play with for the design of his artist sister and her psychologist husband’s new weekend home. It seemed only fitting that...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Houzz Tour: Elbow Grease and Steel Create a Modern Texas Farmhouse
When Shane Pavonetti tells people he spent $165,000 on his new modern farmhouse in an up-and-coming neighborhood of Austin, Texas, he quickly has to explain that the situation isn’t normal. That’s because he was the architect, general...
My Houzz: Boho Flair for a 1920s California Tudor
Seismic retrofitting forced homeowner Susan Berry to make some structural decisions about her 1920s home. The Berkeley, California, house had never been retrofitted, and the existing hand-built stone fireplace was literally dragging the house down. Berry,...
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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