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After living in a loft on the east side of Toronto for a number of years, Andrea Van Leeuwen and Daniel Habashi were eager to move back west to be closer to friends and family. They came out on top in a bidding war for an 1880s Victorian townhouse in the Dundas West neighborhood. Its spot on a quiet side street — just...
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: Fred MacMurray’s Enduring Farmhouse Retreat
Although he considered his villainous roles his best (such as Walter Neff, the murder-minded insurance salesman in Double Indemnity), to his fans Fred MacMurray was synonymous with his more charming characters, such as the all-American television...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
West Yard Farm in Dartmoor, a moorland area in Devon, England, is a home of two halves, with an original 18th-century granite farmhouse on one side and its barn on the other. A flat-roofed extension had been constructed back in the 1950s to link the two...
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 Stunning Low-Energy Home in the Cotswolds
Hill Barn is a 300-year-old stone structure at the top of a hill in the heart of the Cotswolds, England. Architect Chris Seymour-Smith and his wife, Helen, know the property well, as it sits on land belonging to Helen’s father, in an official Area...
Houzz Tour: Chic, Cozy and Creative in San Francisco
The owners of this three-story San Francisco home worked long hours, and they wanted their place to be a true getaway. When they opened their front door at the end of the day, they wanted to feel as though they were walking into a chic boutique hotel...
Houzz Tour: New Homeowners Find Their Style
Interior designer Kristina Wolf will get your design style out of you whether you speak to her or not. While she doesn’t observe her clients through a two-sided mirror, the former police captain uses the skills from her past career to find...
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...
Houzz Tour: Family Living in 980 Square Feet
Despite designing Texas-size homes (often topping 15,000 square feet), designer-builders Mark Schatz and his wife, Anne Eamon, are used to living in smaller homes. For 14 years they...
Houzz Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Square Feet
Once you get past the size of Vina Lustado’s $40,000 house, which is 140 square feet, two things may still surprise you. One, she designed and built the house to be her home for life. “It’s not temporary. I’m never leaving,” Lustado...
My Houzz: Creativity Flows in a New Hampshire Cottage
When painter and felting artist Lauren Decatur was searching for a new place to call home, a little isolated cottage tucked away in the woods of New Hampshire had the perfect balance of peacefulness,...
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 —...
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
What lures people to Palm Springs, California, a desert where temperatures can top 116 degrees? Oh, probably a cool pool, Frank Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had in mind when they rehabilitated...
Houzz Tour: San Francisco’s Haas-Lilienthal House
For 128 years the large house has stood at the intersection of Franklin and Jackson streets in San Francisco, and time has done little to diminish the beauty of the Queen Anne–style Victorian with its distinctive witch’s cap turret and its elaborate...
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