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Houzz Tour: A LEED Platinum Home With Farmhouse Style

Equally charming and efficient, this pad in upstate New York houses a dance studio, a music room and plenty of warm, inviting living space Full Story
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palatti
I love the mix of bold color choices all over the house. It oozes warmth and liveliness...I can almost hear a child banging the keys on the piano! Made for controlled chaos and family. Well done!
last Friday at 9:35pm   
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dylan111
Simply put: Gorgeous.
last Saturday at 5:17pm   
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tshome
Beautiful home. Personally, I'm sooooo tired of yellow.
on Sunday at 9:03am   
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Houzz Tour: Modern Style With Wood, Stone and Color

The materials offer just the first surprise in this modern home in a Chicago suburb Full Story
     Comment   last Wednesday
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palatti
Reminiscent of a medical facility. With the exception of the bathroom it is just a little too cold and sterile for me. But then I don't live there so to each his own.
last Wednesday at 10:12pm     
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paddlerchick
I like aspects of it but it looks like a commercial building. Even though I love glass, I wonder who keeps it clean in homes like this. One would have to have a full time window cleaner.
on Sunday at 6:44am   
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dd_sylvian
Some of the shots of the outside of this house make it look too large and looming, giving it an institutional vibe. I like the concept but do not love it. A bit too impersonal for me. The way the light plays indoors and the views from the inside towards the landscape are what are attracting me to this design and I don't know if that could be achieved without the exterior being as such. I have a love / hate relationship with the whole thing.
on Sunday at 2:29pm   
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palatti commented on an ideabook

Houzz Tour: Hugging the Rocky Cliffs in Big Sur

Cascading down a rugged site and generously encased in glass, this California home takes full advantage of its ocean views Full Story
     Comment   last Wednesday
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palatti
I love this home! We have driven hwy 1 many times and often felt envious of those that can afford to perch their homes on the edge of the ocean. What a lucky family! I'm sure it's not for everyone but the risk of fires, mudslides and earthquakes is not enough to keep me from returning to the beautiful and remote California coast.
last Wednesday at 4:14pm     
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palatti
All the Nah Sayers out there...you are free to like or dislike but homes have been built on seaside cliffs since man built houses to live in...Italy is prime example.
last Wednesday at 4:24pm   
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carmentss
Sorry for my comment - but isn't this place a protected park not for real estate? why ruin nature?
on Sunday at 9:28pm   
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Kathy Dunn
There are several state parks in Big Sur, but most of the land here is not protected, including the many homes along the coast There are also some designated open space areas not open to development. The California Coastal Commission does have authority over development in the coastal area, and this house would have been within the limitations and regulations set up in the county's coastal plan (originally developed in the 1980s through a hearing process).
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Houzz Tour: Major Changes Open Up a Seattle Waterfront Home

Taken down to the shell, this Tudor-Craftsman blend now maximizes island views, flow and outdoor connections Full Story
     Comment   March 20, 2014
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palatti
I love when a Craftsman home is brought back to life but made even better then the original. I'm not thrilled with some of the color choices but everything just whispers..."come in and relax". And that's much nicer then some of the jarring houses that scream..." I'm modern"! Well done you!
March 20, 2014 at 3:27pm     
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suevetter
I grew up in the house next door to this house from 1949 to 1965. The previous homeowners did a terrible remodel to this house. It is now a beautiful home.
I used to play outside by the old fireplace.
April 6, 2014 at 1:43pm   
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vegaspat
Stunningly beautiful remodel! I love the way they treated the cove ceilings! I would have liked to see an after outdoor picture showing the house below street level. Enjoy, you lucky folks! And kudos to the architect.
last Thursday at 1:38am   
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palatti
Live plants require sunlight. No window...no sunlight. Color contrast is subjective. Black would be a great contrast to the color she has introduced to the room but other loud colors would swallow up the room. Keep it simple in small spaces.
March 20, 2014 at 2:52pm     
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saratogaswizzlestick
You should be very proud. I love both the colors you chose and the stencil. Was the metallic paint a behr too? Ever the ceiling has a perfect precise line. I would love to try something similar. If I were you I would make everyone take a tour of my bathroom, it's that god.
March 21, 2014 at 5:28pm     
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Curt D'Onofrio
lol, geez everyone, the wallpaper is NOT wallpaper. The op used stencils as op said many times above. Excellent remodel. But now it looks too dark IMO. Luv that vanity top
March 22, 2014 at 8:38am     
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palatti
Of course there is added expense of doing away with the window but it makes the perfect location for the refrigerator. Great job!
March 17, 2014 at 9:32am      Thanked by David J. Design Inc.
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Thanks again everyone for such nice comments. This one was a real challenge as the space was so small and very awkward but the client was wonderful and totally open to having the dining room and kitchen become one space. The dining room became a storage and desk area (as you see in the desk picture) and instead of having a dining room table I designed the very large peninsula which works as a main work surface as well as the eating area. My client is over the moon with the results.
March 19, 2014 at 7:47am   
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Seating Innovations
Well done! Thumbs up for removing the wall- so much better use of space. It's amazing what can be done even in small spaces ;)!
March 19, 2014 at 8:19am      Thanked by David J. Design Inc.
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acbrooks1
Thanks, everyone! Great ideas...I think we're leaving it as is :)
March 15, 2014 at 5:39am     
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palatti
Better yet...You can use that dead space by getting a simple kit that comes with the molded plastic bin and tilt brackets. Great place for the sponge and pot scrubber. Then the handles are actually functional.
March 17, 2014 at 9:23am     
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Tracy Beth
thank you! we have a lot of options to try.
March 15, 2014 at 6:03pm     
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palatti
There is a great new paint by Martha Stewart that puts kind of a mother of pearl effect on the walls. It also changes color depending on the daylight in the room. I can't remember the color name but it would go beautifully with your shower tiles. It isn't dark so it wouldn't be oppressive like some dark colors can feel over time. You can buy a sample and try it. It is very elegant looking.
You could even use a stencil and put a very cool technique on the walls. Play with it.
March 17, 2014 at 9:06am     
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palatti
Paint your cabinets before you do anything else. The kitchen is way too dark. I suggest a nice "dove" gray. If not that, then at least try to get the framework and the doors the same color. But lightening the room would be great! Nice space and layout.
March 17, 2014 at 8:53am   
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palatti
And...I love the piece of furniture in the kitchen. It would make a great island.
March 17, 2014 at 8:54am   
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Margo
I would paint the cabinets white and put some color on the wall. I think the kitchen needs some livelyhood. I also would put down a large area rug in the middle;)


March 17, 2014 at 9:00am   
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palatti
The before wasn't aweful to look at. It had a very "commercial" building appearance but clean and modern. The wood pergola just added a warmth to the structure. Nice job.
March 17, 2014 at 8:46am     
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Barnett Adler
thanks so much! it was a fun project to do, and everyone seems to like it as much as I do, including most importantly, the client!
March 24, 2014 at 12:47pm   
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Projects by Giffin & Crane
Wow, what an incredible transformation. Well done!
March 24, 2014 at 12:51pm   
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