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Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
Once nearly uninhabitable, this 18th-century farmhouse is now a beautiful example of ecofriendliness and self-sufficiency
"is now a beautiful example of ecofriendliness and self-sufficiency... Dartmoor, a moorland area in Devon, England, is a home of two halves, with an original... barn on the other. A flat-roofed extension had been constructed back in the 1950s to... to link the two buildings, but the barn had not been converted. By the time owners... worked on the renovation. “The property had been unoccupied for a few years and was in..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Retreat Emerges From a 19th-Century Ruin
"A contemporary country home builds on the remains of an abandoned 1860s homestead... ruins in a field, they saw a property that could be a country haven away from the demands... When the owners of this home in rural Victoria, Australia, stumbled upon what had... well as a place where they could grow food for their business. When the 1860s homestead... there within two hours, examining the structure and dreaming of what it could become..."
Visit a Victorian Fairy-Tale Retreat in the Woods
"it into a retreat that looks like a fugitive wing of a fairy-tale Victorian mansion... is on the same 14 acres as the 1971 mobile home she shares with her husband and their... separated by a stream and an uphill climb. She renovated the cabin herself, turning it... It was truly a labor of love, using mostly vintage or salvaged materials combined... cabin in the woods and thinks "dream house." But Sandra Foster has vision to spare,..."
Houzz Tour: A Soothing Retreat in the Heart of Chicago
"A former office space is renovated into a luxurious second home for an Illinois family... husband had a demanding job in the city, so the family decided to get an apartment there... Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, this apartment is in a multi-use building... designed for a suburban family whose main residence is just north of Chicago. The husband... worked with the family to make this 3-bedroom, 3,300-square-foot space feel like home with..."
The Suite Life: Beautiful Bedroom Sitting Areas
"reate a retreat within a retreat with a relaxing chaise, sofa or pair of cozy chairs... aving a boudoir with room to spare is truly a privilege. With more space comes a... yourself from the outside world. Whether your prefer a settee, a pair of chairs, a sofa,... The only dilemma now is resisting the temptation to install a kitchenette at your... or a chaise lounge, you can rest assured knowing you are living the suite life...."
Houzz Tour: More Room to Relax in a Michigan Retreat
Tired of cramming their family and friends into a compact space, a family adds a guesthouse and an addition big enough for a crowd
"friends into a compact space, a family adds a guesthouse and an addition big enough for... located a few miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. All the kids had to sleep in... brothers. The homeowners wanted to turn the choppy interior into a comfortable, fami... room, and the 13-year-old daughter had simply “had it” with sharing a bedroom with her... transform the house, and the firm began by completely gutting it, then adding more than..."
Architect's Toolbox: A Room Within a Room
"reate a more intimate space with ceiling detail, columns or even a four-poster bed... create a room within a room to reduce the scale and provide a more intimate setting... room sits within the great space of the cathedral, breaking down the vastness of the... nesting a space within a space, a little like Shaker nesting boxes and Russian matryoshka... define a most intimate and sacred of spaces. So the next time you get under the covers..."
Houzz Tour: Traditional Chicory Kiln Becomes a Retreat for Two
A couple converts the Philip Island, Australia, structure into a vacation home with an unusual open-plan design
"A couple converts the Philip Island, Australia, structure into a vacation home with... search of a traditional chicory kiln they could transform into a unique vacation home... dock, a root vegetable similar to parsnip that thrives in the island’s rich volcanic... — are a prevalent architectural feature on the island, which is southeast of Melbourne... to turn the historical building into a modern getaway. Anderson and Simpson collaborated..."
12 Ways to Make That Inspiration Board Truly Inspiring
Is a plain corkboard stopping up your creative flow? Stir the imagination with these creative ideas for pin boards and more
"Is a plain corkboard stopping up your creative flow? Stir the imagination with these... takes on the classic bulletin board inspire your own installation, from clipboards and... trims on the shelf at the bottom of it. The examples in the article are all great ideas... LOVE the framed board in the living space. THANK YOU! The "clutter" in my workshop... for the + comment (and to those who gave the idea a "like"). Our walls are lath and..."
Old Southern Highlands Style for a New North Carolina Retreat
"woods add a sense of history to a gracious part-time home in the Blue Ridge Mountains... wanted a house that fit the vernacular of this place,” Platt says. The architect... wraps the residents in a cocoon of antique woods: aged chestnut on the walls, hemlock... compromising the conveniences of today. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: This is a part-time... When a pair of Florida retirees decided to return part-time to their home state of..."
You Said It: ‘Which Color Truly Reflects You?’ and Other Quotables
"washed away a lot of the pollen, the sky cleared and temperatures soared to the 70s. I... So did a mix of great solutions for inside the home. Here’s a look at some of this... Naturally, the ones that dealt with making the most of fresh-air time appealed to me.... should have a red door! The "noisy room" is a good idea, but not a new, at least not for... dislike a open house layout with the kitchen as part of the livingroom. Grrrr... Yes..."
Houzz Tour: Fred MacMurray’s Enduring Farmhouse Retreat
One of the most beloved actors of the 20th century traded fame for farm implements on this California ranch. His daughter shows us around
"ne of the most beloved actors of the 20th century traded fame for farm implements... MacMurray, the latter character was closest to the real man. The actor was known to millions... created a life for himself far from Hollywood on a ranch outside of Healdsburg, California... Neff, the murder-minded insurance salesman in Double Indemnity), to his fans Fred... such as the all-American television dad Steve Douglas on My Three Sons. According to..."
Simple Pleasures: Plan a Rejuvenating Retreat Right at Home
"Crave a quiet day or a weekend devoted to yoga? Design a mini retreat without going... you hear the word “retreat,” what comes to mind — writing in a cabin by a lonesome lake... yoga on the beach? How about doing a retreat in your own home? It may at first seem... your own retreat in the comfort of your home.... your own retreat at home. For one thing, it’s free. For another, you can decide exactly... yoga-on-the-beach thing sounds pretty good), but there are some surprising positives..."
My Houzz: Nature Meets Nurture in a Canadian Island Retreat
Wood and nature-inspired artwork create a soothing oceanside condo for a traveling British Columbia family
"create a soothing oceanside condo for a traveling British Columbia family... since made the interior a place that both nurtures and inspires. Houzz at a Glance Who... interesting: The condo sits across the street from the open Pacific, which stretches unbroken... beauty, a thriving surf community and a laid-back, small-town lifestyle made Ucluelet... s and the founders of Blissology — a holistic lifestyle and philosophy — they made..."
Houzz Interview: Rebekah's Weekend Farmhouse Retreat
"focus in a different way in the country than I can in the city. In the city it’s all... During the week he does all the cooking. I’m a lucky girl. What was the very first... paint the walls in the living room x’ , or ‘we should change the pendants in the... in a Bag.com, but the path she followed to wind up where she is today was a bit of... of a fun zig-zagged one. Similarly, a serendipitous missed turn and a U-turn led..."