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Time Travel to Houzzers' Childhood Homes, Part 2
Catch a glimpse of kit houses, bungalows, Tudors and more just as they were way back when — and listen in on the intriguing personal stories
"of the stories in the original Houzz Call and continue to add your stories and pictures... renovating our current home which is the first house we've own. We are now living with... grow up. Ours was built by the Whaling Captain Silas Jones in 1772. It is one of three... to keep our family home and do some renovations that I dreamed of doing as a child... done with our family home. David, I have walked by your home many times when I take the..."
Houzz Tour: Up and Out Around a Heritage Tree
A Texas ranch house gets a modern makeover and a two-story addition that wraps around a protected backyard elm
"a two-story addition that wraps around a protected backyard elm... a two-story wing in back, located to one side of the elm. The historic tree, trimmed... all of our lives, which is reflected in the practices used in producing our own solid... windows for our home but I like those Jeldwen black frames and the contrast. I'm having... is in our neighborhood, and (I confess) I peeked in the windows when it was being..."
Houzz Tour: Antique Meets Industrial in a Colorado Cottage
"second-story addition blends styles with ease... second story to preserve the established gardens around the house. The city’s idea:... second story that would give them two bedrooms for the kids and satisfy the planning... From our design team to the project manager to our spectacular group of tradesmen... fixtures in our home. The only part that rings discordant for me is the wall that's drywall... ceiling, in our opinion, trap goo and grease. They also look unfinished and low end. These..."
Did Elves Make a Home in a San Francisco Park?
Speculation has swirled around a Lilliputian doorway in Golden Gate Park. We give you the true story — and a design dilemma
"the true story — and a design dilemma... to use our imaginations. She's grown now, but I love these memories. I think fairies... base of our pepper tree. She made a path of little rocks and we planted mini roses... play in our garden with the fairies, chattering away with them, picking the petals... door in our kitchen, this morning the tooth fairy came thru it, and she left pink glitter... spend our mornings kayaking to the Lost Beach and visiting The Wizard House. We can't..."
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
"his 5-story tour de force by the stars of ‘9 by Design’ puts the focus on family... a two-story garage into a five-story tour de force, complete with roof deck and view... having our seventh child, and this house was kind of our baby, too,” she says. “Everything... incorporate our love of old historical pieces, which you see in our vintage collection... “This was our chance to make something truly new and make everything distinctly ours..."
Guest Picks: Set Up a Comfy Reading Corner
"working on our reading corner! We found this chair in Ikea, it's really comfy...can't... dy in our flat with interestingly enough many items in the photos but, I remember... hubby in our reading corner.... The little Fox Bookend is adorable Claudia..And that... While our overstuffed bookcases reside in another part of the house, I bought two... wall at our old house and wanted built-in bookcases but couldn't afford them. We bought..."
Birdie's Nest: Storybook Style Makes for a Marvelous Playhouse
Enter an adorable mini home with just enough room for tea parties, play cooking and snuggly story times
"Potter stories her parents love to read to her. Built when Birdie was 3, the playhouse... but at our house it was always about boats. I was a single mom and we were by no means... languished in our back yard for years but never saw the water. The boat obsession evolved... it to our attention. Birdie is one lucky girl! A little girl's dream house - love... have of stories told and tea poured in her own special space. I love that she may enjoy..."
Decorating a Cottage? Think Flea Market Style
"brings story and humor and a bit of quirkiness to your interior — and that’s just... some of our family and friends are, shall we say, generously proportioned and wouldn't... one of our chairs. The last thing any host wants to do is embarrass a guest (we were... point of our small deck treasure from second hand shop, plus re painted bench seat I... love your stories and please don't forget ANTIQUE MALLS. As owner of one, a lot of my..."
Houzz Tour: Finding the Flow in Berkeley
A bigger kitchen, a better connection to the outdoors and a new second story put a bay-view home in a California state of mind
"second story put a bay-view home in a California state of mind... adjust our 2nd floor addition to our 1937 home to make it more like the rest of the... to put our own current stamps on a property. I believe in H.P. where appropriate,... act like our own current era doesn't count or matter. I like their attitude toward... done by our former architects - two of the nicest, most professional, intelligent people... the two story extension mass is moderated by the guesthouse arranged around a little..."
My Houzz: Finding Beauty in the Everyday
From the 2-story woodstove to the fridge in the entryway, unusual takes on simple things give this Toronto home character
"the 2-story woodstove to the fridge in the entryway, unusual takes on simple things... (and its stories) and a clever approach to storage. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:... one and our cats; Malamute dog and many baby goats sheep and pigs used to LOVE to... pointer on our stove pipe thermometer from the adjoining kitchen I would just look for... has a story behind its acquisition. Very cool Good for him for exposing the original..."
Houzz Tour: Steel Fuses Industrial and Modern in a California Pavilion
Heavy on metal, this two-story addition entertains with a stargazing hot tub, a fire pole and an unusual fire feature
"this two-story addition entertains with a stargazing hot tub, a fire pole and an unusual... new two-story entertaining pavilion and garage in the back of his 1920s bungalow house... adjoining our concrete block home and elaborate on that theme. The natural looking rust... inspiration to our idea. This ideabook is perfect timing for us with brilliant ideas. I..."
9 New Ways to Look at Cinco de Mayo Decor
12 Ways to Style Your Interior Photos Like a Pro
"tips for our new photoshoot with our new furniture. So thanks for those interesting... shooting our work. This one is a Monet landscape. Not the best photo, but now that I... around our house. Kate, so true! Don't forget that they must have the ubiquitous red... "Tell a story" photo looks exactly like Harrison Ford! I can't believe YOU indulge... know on our Facebook fan page (and see what everyone else is saying). Pick a show...."
DIY Project: Upgrade That Ugly Door!
"you!! Our 49 year old house is filled with those nasty things. Unfortunatly paint... work in our case, but it's a great idea! I learned this trick a few years ago, after... doors at our previous home I hate it much, but I couldn't afford new doors , I wish... it on our door. . my parents would appreciate this. Nice piece of work. Did You... cover story. Step 7: After checking to make sure all edges of tape are perfectly..."
Live a Fairy Tale in a Getaway Castle Tower
Let down your hair or just savor the idyllic views. In these 5 remodeled European towers, how the story goes is up to you
"how the story goes is up to you... where our family stayed for a week several years ago. It was one of our best vacations... check out our "Hollywood" Think any American will enjoy this ;) How beautiful! Having... and our Falconry School experience Thanks for the wonderful pics Hot Cherry. I..."