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Roots of Style: Colonial Monterey Sets the Stage for Unique Design
French, Spanish and English features mix in enigmatic Monterey-style architecture. Here's how to recognize this type of home
"Monterey-style architecture. Here's how to recognize this type of home... built from the 1930s through the 1950s, but the roots of the style go back to Spanish... with the exception of the signature balcony, variations on the Monterey style are... hanging over the front door with one or two French doors opening onto it from the second... Monterey was the capital of the region during Spanish and Mexican rule. Houses of that..."
Kitchen of the Week: Paring Down and Styling Up in a Pennsylvania Tudor
Nixing cabinetry, reducing counter space and limiting items gives a Bryn Mawr kitchen streamlined simplicity
"with the contents limited to what the family uses on a daily basis. "The more space... it from the kitchen. Dark granite and other 1980s touches belied the home's style heritage... stripped the kitchen of all of its finishes and started from scratch. The new space... have, the more likely it is that you'll keep it," Unruh says. Kitchen at a Glance... restricting the stuff on the shelving to things that are used frequently, the cleaning..."
American Home Styles: The Queen Anne
"The Queen Anne's wide porch, gable and tower were welcome additions to the neighborhood... At the tail end of the 19th and early into the 20th centuries, a popular home style... style in the United States was the Queen Anne. The Queen Anne was clearly a transitional... and view the street. An abundance of large windows keeps the interior of the Queen Anne... transitional style, creating a bridge between the exuberant Victorian and the restrained..."
Houzz Tour: Shingle Style Meets Soho on the Jersey Shore
"City and the Water's Edge Inspires Beautiful Home With Eclectic Style... interior. The relationship between the architect and the owners began with a magazine... shingle style on the outside while maintaining an unexpected open, light, and loft-like... clipping of the architect's own surf storage shed, and resulted a beautiful and unique... look at the spectacular results. 20 Spectacular Beach Houses | Browse beach-house..."
Kitchen of the Week: From Style Mishmash to Streamlined Farmhouse
"little of the original kitchen left. The new owners tore through the mishmash of styles... keeps the main walkway into the living room clear. Kitchen at a Glance Location:... and gave the kitchen a fresh start. Architect Robert Ross used vibrant colors and natural... simplicity! The light from the pendants on the wall above the windows over the sink looks... across the house to the only trashcan in the house, trash will accumulate in the bedrooms..."
Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Symmetry and geometry define this decorous landscape style, appropriate for both grand gardens and intimate spaces
"landscape style, appropriate for both grand gardens and intimate spaces... highlight the centerpiece of the entire space, which would be the house (or, in most... neighbors to the south and its British neighbors to the north. Still, there are elements... order are the heart of French landscape design. The gardens are also meant to be viewed... French style does have its roots in Italian landscape design. The resulting French..."
Room of the Day: Adding Comfort and Style to a New Jersey Family Room
Layers of natural textures and pops of color help create a welcoming and cozy space for a couple and their baby
"inspired by the nearby coast. The result is a room that balances light and dark, style... comfort, style and warmth to their minimally furnished home. In the family room, Connor... Jersey. The first-time homeowners hired interior designer Cory Connor to add comfort... finds. Now the couple has a place in which to entertain as well as relax, watch TV and... job with the colors, not too uniformed. The accents went well with the shades as well..."
Room of the Day: Cool Style for Manhattan’s Ice House
"takes the cake. When the couple who lived next to him decided to move, they asked... done. The couple then requested he work his magic to fulfill the potential of the... called the Ice House. (When the place was built in 1905, it was used to store ice... harvested from the Hudson River to provide turn-of-the century New Yorkers with refrigeration... brought on the architects at wunderground, and together they made the space polished and..."
American Architecture: The Elements of Federal Style
With a boxy design as staunch as the forefathers of America, federal architecture has left a lasting mark up and down the East Coast
"staunch as the forefathers of America, federal architecture has left a lasting mark up... aficionados as the American phase of the Adam style, prevailed in the fledgling United States... indicates the time period (1780–1820) when the style, known among architecture aficionados... particularly the English Adams brothers. The brothers had traveled to Italy and are credited... design style comes with another confusing name. In design, the word "federal" simply..."
Room of the Day: Connecting With Style in a Former Social-Club Lodge
"hiking. The Swiss Club Tell, named after the legendary folk hero William Tell of S... until the 1980s, when membership declined, the four-building property was sold, and... and the lodge was turned into a private residence. When the current owners purchased... update the lackluster colors and dated carpet. Also at the top of their agenda: a stylish... In the early to mid-1900s, this historic Mill Valley, California, building served..."
Room of the Day: Elegant Transitional Style in a Traditional Setting
"theory to the test in a brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Although the building... dates from the 19th century, Fine’s clients — a couple with three young children — wanted... respect the architecture’s history but be light, bright and, most important, very family... Given the 12-foot ceilings and equally statuesque windows of this living room, Fine... Fine knew the draperies should take center stage. And when she discovered a sublimely..."
Kitchen of the Week: All-American Style Brightens a Craftsman
Fire destroyed it, but this Portland kitchen came back better than ever thanks to its remodel's focus on light and storage
"struck the kitchen of their 1920s Craftsman home. The damage was terrible, but no one... Looking on the bright side, they saw the opportunity to redesign their kitchen into the... spite the devastation, this Portland, Oregon, family felt lucky after a fire struck... opened up the kitchen to add more light and storage. "We spend a lot of time indoors... Portland, and the dark wood interiors common to old Craftsman homes can be gloomy," he says..."
Kitchen of the Week: Captain Courageous Style in Massachusetts
Bold, unexpected choices turn a onetime seafarer’s cooking space and butler’s pantry from lackluster to full of panache
"most of the house has the architectural detail of that period, the kitchen was a relic... straddles the line between traditional and contemporary, with a small nod to the home’s... relic of the 1950s (or thereabouts). Swanson, owner of New England Design Works and... came from the Martin Group showroom in the Boston Design Center. The legs on the peninsula... the porch off the kitchen,too What's the color of the red butler’s pantry? I really..."
Kitchen of the Week: Light, Chalkboard and Midcentury Style
Salvaged chalkboard countertops and walnut veneer star in an ecofriendly renovation of a Seattle family's midcentury kitchen
"makeover, and the owners wanted to maintain the feel of their midcentury home while adding... Ingram and the team at Fivedot Design Build opened up the 100-square-foot kitchen to... blends with the rest of the home's design.... to the adjacent rooms for a combined cooking, entertaining and living space. Ecofriendly... of the page. I like the windows and the general structure. The storage looks well done... Maybe it's the angle of the photo, but I think if the overhead were removed, the rest..."
Room of the Day: Pool House Welcomes Guests in Style
Its great room with sofa bed, outdoor kitchen and bath accommodate parties, barbecues and overnight guests
"doubles as the guest quarters? The team at Acorn Garden Houses designed, built and styled... infringing on the peace or privacy of anyone in the main house.... are on the edge of the teak deck? Not the brand necessarily - I just can't figure... to see the backsplash continue up to the ceiling though. Overall, it looks like a... tiles! The tiles are stunning but aren't they installed upside down? The other way... Love the door that opens full length of living room. Is the kitchen all outdoors..."