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Eclectic Homes 338 Stories

Jaime Costiglio kept her eye on a gorgeous saltbox home in a nearby town for years, hoping for it to go on the market. It did, and she and her family jumped at the chance to call it their own. “We always felt like we belonged in this house from the very first time we saw it,” says Costiglio....
Houzz Tour: Sophisticated Updates for a Traditional English Home
“The house was in a bad state of repair, and putting it right was an extensive project,” says interior designer Charles Bateson. “Everything had to be done from...
Houzz Tour: Room for Fun in a Sophisticated Family Home
When Sacha Berger and her husband decided to redesign their home, in London’s Queen’s Park, they were determined that it would reflect their eclectic personalities. Berger, who runs her own vintage...
My Houzz: Reflecting Personality in a Rented Townhouse
When designer Jessica Viscarde and her partner, Ryan Ward, moved to Melbourne, Australia, two years ago, they decided their ideal suburb would be close to the...
Houzz Tour: Southern Charm in the California Wine Country
After work had sent them around the globe, the owners of this California wine country house wanted to put down roots in their retirement. They turned to their vacation house, which had served as a constant during years of relocations. It was a turn-of-the-20th-century...
Houzz Tour: Upcycling to the Max in a New Home
Armed with a passion for upcycling and sustainability, and eager to show what can be achieved by experimenting with design, Carla and Ben Karsakis took on the project of building a home with as many recycled materials as possible. They call it the Recycled...
Houzz Tour: Good Vibes for a Hollywood Couple in Laurel Canyon
Pretty Little Liars actor Ian Harding lives in Los Angeles, but he’s not a beach guy. Fans of the mountains, wildlife and trees, he and his girlfriend, artist and blogger Sophia...
My Houzz: Eccentricities Fill a London Flat
As with all good homes, a tour of this one-bedroom flat in East London is like walking inside the mind of its owner. Lego, typographic prints, Barbie dolls, taxidermy, train station signs and a giant teacup all sit under the same roof. It’s an eclectic...
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
This house in Hackney, London, was in poor condition when the owners enlisted the help of architect Brian O’Tuama. They wanted a complete refurbishment without the hassle of obtaining planning permission, so they extended and improved within permitted...
My Houzz: Garage Sale Meets Glam in Ohio
The Ohio home that Jennifer Harrison-Ciacchi and her husband, Raymond Ciacchi, built has seen many changes over the years, but through all the transformations and the raising of five children here, Harrison-Ciacchi has stayed with her mantra of keeping...
My Houzz: It All Started With a Rug
Rena Thiagarajan had only a mattress and a dresser when she moved from Chicago to an apartment at the top of Russian Hill in San Francisco. Though most people would consider finding a sofa to be the obvious next step, Thiagarajan began to hunt for the...
Houzz Tour: Playful Irreverence Meets Sophistication in Ibiza
Tim Weller wanted something a little more stylish than a typical whitewashed villa when he bought this vacation home on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. He imagined a contemporary home away from home that incorporated his love of vintage pieces...
Houzz Tour: A Manor Near D.C. Goes From Suburban Modern to Georgian
Before its most recent remodel, this home had a classic face and a modern heart. Located in Northern Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C., it was built in 2002 with a Georgian-manor-style exterior. Inside, on the main level, it was mainly one open...
My Houzz: A Deconstructed Saltbox in the Hamptons
Ellie Sawits and David Gasner found a one-of-a-kind home in a deconstructed saltbox in Southampton, New York. For the New Yorkers, who were moving from a 19th-century brownstone in Manhattan, it had an intriguing mix of farmhouse feel —...
My Houzz: A Basketball Court, a Rooftop Kitchen and More in Manhattan
A very dilapidated motorcycle garage on New York City’s Lower West Side seems to be an unlikely choice as a home for a husband-and-wife design team with six children and another one on the way. But it proved to be irresistible. “We drove by it several...
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