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Escape to a Summer Holiday Fantasy at a Hamptons Show House
Imaginative designs meet philanthropy in a sprawling New York home, in rooms meant to inspire — if not actually live in
"py in a sprawling New York home, in rooms meant to inspire — if not actually live... With a Maserati and piano in the garage, a beach-inspired dining area and crisp white... assigned a space in a shingled gambrel-roof new home by Villadom Custom Homes and designed... inspired by a different holiday with a strong emphasis on celebrating women and breast... encapsulate a carefree summer fantasy. Or at least, the fantasies of 24 designers from..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House
"buildings form a vacation compound that's more like environmental art than architecture... brought a similar concept to a much chillier region. “I said let’s do a house in Montana... designing a series of buildings — a separate master house, guest house, lodge house and... designing a house in the scorching climate of Tucson, Arizona, without air conditioning... would form a modern camp-like atmosphere for the couple, their kids and grandkids to vacation..."
Houzz Tour: A New Shower Leads to a Whole-House Remodel
Cohesion is the new name of the game for this transformed Arizona home, a dramatic departure from its former awkwardness
"home, a dramatic departure from its former awkwardness... out as a bathroom remodel for Jerry and Desi Winter ballooned into a transformation... is not a new building from the ground up. Let's take a tour of the house and see how... (with a 1990s addition). The duo came to Ibarra Rosano Design Architects with the... only for a minimalist, modern spa-like bathroom, but then the awkward finishes and spatial... created a cohesive wrapper for the exterior and reworked the exterior spaces to create..."
Houzz Tour: A Metaphor and 18 Bikes Inspire a Modern House
"makes a point to get to know clients to create a home that’s not only functional... learned a lot from asking them to complete statements like, “If our house were a country... Can a house convey human feeling through its design? Architect Lisa Chadbourne thinks... expresses a more personal, albeit abstract, representation of the individuals who live... she uses a lengthy form that asks practical questions, but also “random, Mad Libs–style..."
My Houzz: Creative Moves Turn a Toronto Basement Into a Stylish Rental
See how two Canadian designers renovated their townhouse's lower level into a bright and modern one-bedroom apartment
"level into a bright and modern one-bedroom apartment... retain a sense of its history. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a basement... A basement apartment typically makes you think of a dark and cramped space with low... overhaul: a contemporary, color-happy space that hardly feels like a basement at all... Working on a tight budget, Bader and Mitanidis minimized walls, maximized light and crafted... crafted a cheerfully modern home that reinterprets rustic fragments of the old apartment..."
My Houzz: A Rock 'n' Roll Dad's Pad Gets a Tune-up
"style to a spacious midcentury ranch home... siding, a clean layout and a spacious backyard turned this simple space into a modern... having a song featured in a Ben Stiller flick, he's traded in his drumsticks for a... a briefcase to practice law in Portland, Oregon. Now the proud owner of a midcentury... '90s as a drummer in the rock band Inch, but after doing the Lollapalooza tour and... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Dave Hepler, daughters Lela and Sydney, and cat Red..."
Try a Copper Sink for a Warm Glow in the Kitchen
"kitchen with a sink done in endlessly interesting copper... for a copper one. Hand formed, a copper sink will add character with its color, shape... treatments a few times a year. Whether your kitchen is rustic, traditional or eclectic... eclectic, a copper sink will work beautifully and will certainly act as a conversation piece... For a fast, easy and dramatic makeover, consider replacing your kitchen sink for... only for a matter of hours), and plain old hot, soapy water cleans it best. Copper is..."
A Garden With a Love Story
Over 23 years, a North Carolina couple has created an inviting, magical garden that harmonizes with its woodland setting
"years, a North Carolina couple has created an inviting, magical garden that harmonizes... shrubs, and a bit of whimsy. I visited MapleWalk recently on a crisp fall day. The low... gardens have a story to tell, and some are so highly personal that they are extensions of... takes a back seat to the seasonal symphonies she chooses to orchestrate. Rarely,... Such is a garden called MapleWalk, created by Lib Jones and Tom Nunnenkamp. MapleWalk..."
Houzz Tour: A Wee Home Grows in a Scottish Garden
This compact house became a prototype with grand designs: showing that affordable and efficient can actually be stylish
"became a prototype with grand designs: showing that affordable and efficient can actually... success of a project making sustainable garden furniture using a young, local workforce... with a smart, timber-cabin look. It became a prototype for future Wee homes, all... who runs a building company, and said, ‘What can we do that’s more exciting?’” So... project was a budget-friendly home for herself and her boyfriend, one that reflected t..."
Houzz Tour: A London Book Tower House Worth a Browse
To fit their mountain of books, these owners went big on scale with a double-height bookcase by the stairs
"scale with a double-height bookcase by the stairs... sacrifice a bedroom to create a double-height library space, but the family decided it... ating a versatile living space that included elegant book storage was the challenge... include a separate living area for their grown-up children. “Not many clients would... “It’s a strong, unique architectural feature that works really well with the rest... which is a mix of traditional and contemporary styles.” Michell also managed to retain..."
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Home on a Working Farm
Rural Wisconsin provides the bucolic setting for a barn-inspired home that fosters comfort and connections
"setting for a barn-inspired home that fosters comfort and connections... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a second home of a family with young children... designing a contemporary second home for a Chicago-area family, architect Bill Bickford... forged a strong connection to the property. “When you look out to the surroundings... designed a home that’s both contemporary and technologically advanced, and also fits..."
Guest Picks: Beautify a Bathroom on a Budget
Give your bath a coastal-inspired upgrade while keeping costs in check, with affordable furniture, fixtures and accessories
"your bath a coastal-inspired upgrade while keeping costs in check, with affordable furniture... ng in a 1,500-square-foot house is no easy feat when you're a family of four. Three... were just a family of three. But living with two growing kids (one of whom is a tween... share a small bathroom that also serves as our guest bathroom is tough. Never mind... turned into a home office, the small hall bathroom needs an upgrade! After years of talking..."
Three Magic Words for a Clean Home and a Better Life
Not a natural tidying and organizing whiz? Take hope in one short phrase that can change your life forever
"Not a natural tidying and organizing whiz? Take hope in one short phrase that can... years, a passion of mine was cleaning and organizing. This might lead you to believe... home was a bastion of tidiness and order, but the truth is, I was constantly fighting... was more a battle of the mind: I read books and tried various plans; I studied my organized... set up a few systems. Half of you probably read that last sentence, pressed your..."
My Houzz: A Vancouver Condo Hits a Modern Note
Masculine accents, musical instruments and curated artwork infuse a Canadian bachelor pad with off-the-charts character
"infuse a Canadian bachelor pad with off-the-charts character... Liang, a mechanical engineer. The result is a comfortable and masculine bachelor pad... passions and a stunning city view. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Richard Liang Location:... space was a little intimidating, he was able to fit all of his furniture in by developing... developing a drawing of the space to scale and experimenting with countless furniture..."
See a Guesthouse Carved Into a Washington Cliff
"above a canyon; it actually rises right up into it... space with a Ping-Pong table and a billiards table. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:... build a two-story guesthouse and entertainment space that sleeps four — a four-car... up to a western-facing cliff, with 6 feet of natural, untreated basalt rock rising... This is a guesthouse owned by Vincent and Carol Bryan. Location: Near George, Washington... although it's a small thing, was a property owner who took the effort to build a fence at..."