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Houzz Tour: Modern 'White Mountain House' in Japan
An inclined roof, an all-white exterior and glassless windows give this modern, privacy-conscious home a distinct character
"glassless windows give this modern, privacy-conscious home a distinct character... clients live in a suburb with a lot of detached houses; they are surrounded by neighbors... neighbors in the side and in the back. I wanted to create various 'exteriors' within the... cated in a quiet residential suburb of Okazaki, Japan, the appropriately named "White... Mountain House" was designed to give its inhabitants a view of Mount Hongu and privacy..."
Visit a California Hillside House Rooted in Nature
Walls of windows open to stunning mountain and bay views on one side and a serene pool courtyard on the other
"ls of windows open to stunning mountain and bay views on one side and a serene pool... hillside house in Kentfield, California, by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects is... study in what I would call "dynamic opposition." It occupies a narrow bench on a... pool? In any case, it's a beautiful house in a breathtaking landscape. beautiful... the pool in one photo and only 1 in another, and only 1 chair in the bedroom. I love..."
Which Window for Your World?
The view and fresh air from your windows make a huge impact on the experience of being in your house
"from your windows make a huge impact on the experience of being in your house... existing house or simply replacing some windows, you'll be confronted with a maze of... of window choices and options. From all the choices for location, size, type, style... a new house in near future & this article helpful! Love the windows shown in the... inserting new window into existing window frame or taking out the window down to house wall..."
Take Better Photographs of Your House in a Snap
Let your home show its true colors with these tips for photographing with the right camera settings, lighting and more
"featured in Dwell, you can still benefit from having a few quality photographs for future... photos in preparation for selling my house last year. I took them in different light... luck, my house sold in 3 weeks. Halogen work lights! Cheap, usually found in the garage... light in that way if possible (maybe some light can stream in from the hallway or... paper in the bottom of the sink or you will get a reflection on the wall as in these..."
'Houses of Maine' Puts Modernism in Its Place — in Nature
Set in the meadows and woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture a natural context
"Set in the meadows and woods of Maine, the homes in this book give modern architecture... climate; the houses are even named for their natural features (House in a Meadow, House... collected in Houses of Maine, published in May 2013 by Princeton Architectural Press... the six houses in the handsome book. Each house is documented through a description... occupies a house built in 1835 that the architects say has been "renovated and revised..."
Roots of Style: Do You Live in a Minimalist Traditional House?
Cottages, bungalows, farmhouses ... whatever you call them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house has
"them, houses in this style share several characteristics. See how many your house... well in the following decades. The demand for housing grew rapidly after World War... restraint in articulation. Post caps and bases, crown moldings, and door and window trim... began in the 1930s as an affordable response to the depression. It took form, massing... Building a house with just enough detail to give it identity satisfied many buyers and..."
Tell Us: Why Did You Fall in Love With Your House?
What was it about your house that made your heart flutter? Share your photo, and it could make the Houzz homepage
"about your house that made your heart flutter? Share your photo, and it could make the... was the window seat in the front living room of his house that caught his eye. With... you fall in love with your home when you saw it the first time. Having a house or apartment... stops you in your tracks and seals the deal to the perfect place. For me, the old engraving... know your house was "the one." Snap a quick photo with your camera or phone right now..."
My Houzz: Window Love in a Midcentury Texas Home
Ample light sold this couple on their first home, but bold paint colors and DIY projects made it theirs
"about the windows. Clerestory windows in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows in... extra-wide windows in all three bedrooms created the cheery, expansive atmosphere they... looking for in their first home. "The second my husband and I walked in, we knew we were... this 1955 house bright updates — everything from painting their bedroom chartreuse to... make this house a home. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Morgan and Monica Campbell..."
7 Things to Do Before You Move Into a New House
Get life in a new house off to a great start with fresh paint and switch plates, new locks, a deep cleaning — and something on those windows
"life in a new house off to a great start with fresh paint and switch plates, new... The house is in a older suburb adjacent to Boston, and is itself older and in need... daughter-in-law just purchased their first home. It's in a location that allows an... than move in right away, the new homeowners will stay in their apartment until the lease... their house ready to live in. Of course, we didn't let them do all of this alone..."
Window Seats: Function and Fantasy in One
"beautiful bay windows in every single room. I frequently rearrange the furniture in my house... window seats in these areas. If I could, I would. Window seats provide the perfect... options in every single window. Since I rent my place, I can't install custom-built... near the windows. Ideally, I'd like to find a set up that lets me place seating options... relaxing in your home. They put you close to the nature of your yard while keeping you..."
Design Workshop: Explore the Magical In-Between Spaces
Create new experiences inside and out by separating your main house from the guest suite, workshop or pool house
"your main house from the guest suite, workshop or pool house... world. In New England, where I practice, the connected farmstead or Big House/Little... House/Little House/Back House/Barn typology evolved out of a need to create sheltered outdoor... The Big House contained living spaces, the Little House contained the kitchen, the... the Back House stored the carriage and all were connected to the Barn. Buildings were..."
Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills
The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare
"splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare... about a house in California’s Berkeley Hills that had just come on the market. “I told... structure in line with the magnificence of the view. Today house and vista work together... vacationing in Sardinia when he received an urgent email from his real estate agent, letting... place in person. “I loved it the moment I saw it,” he says. Perched on a hillside..."
Bathe in the Light of Clerestory Windows
"Some Windows High for More Light, Air — and Privacy, Too... pierced by windows," the use of them in domestic architecture is broader. Just about any... any window above head height can be called a clerestory. Their use is more limited... traditional windows or even floor-to-ceiling glass, but what they offer — light with privacy... Our new house has these types of windows in abundance. In the master, I thought they..."
Ox-Eye Windows Hit the Mark in Architecture
"cular windows are spot on in adding a whole new dimension to a home's architectural... or oval window. Placed judiciously, small circles of glass stand out in a home's design... to be windows to the soul, these windows also can offer an intriguing and unusual... mark in an otherwise ordinary space while bringing additional light and often an... kind of window was oeil-de-boeuf, literally "ox's eye"; it's also called an oculus..."
Know Your House: The Steps in Finishing a Basement
Learn what it takes to finish a basement before you consider converting it into a playroom, office, guest room or gym
"Even in older homes, where the ceiling heights aren't always the tallest, finishing... egress window, you can cut through the foundation wall and install one. Just keep... keep in mind that doing these things will add to the cost of the remodel.... change in the soil can lead to soil erosion in serve cases. We added a floor to our... sleep in bedroom in basement (right under kitchen/dining area with hardwood floors)..."