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This Chicago couple looked to Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration when designing a weekend home on a 2-acre parcel of land in the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois. The husband,...
This Chicago couple looked to Frank Lloyd Wright for inspiration when designing a weekend home on a 2-acre parcel of land in the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois. The husband,...
Houzz Tour: Modern Loft Designed for Entertaining
Designer Stephane Chamard won this job when his client, a single physician with a penchant for entertaining, saw Chamard’s personal home on Houzz. “However, he didn’t want a home that looked anything like that project,” the designer says. “He...
Houzz Tour: Earthy Decor Adds Warmth to a Modern Home
In 2008 these Santa Monica, California, homeowners worked with their architects to build a minimalist, modern home. Several years later they still loved their custom home, but they thought it could be cozier and more touchable. They hired an interior...
Houzz Tour: ’50s Ranch Redo Could Be a Keeper
Designer Ryan Brown has moved 20 times in the past 12 years. As a frequent house flipper (if he looks familiar, you may recognize him from Bravo’s show Flipping Out), he’d live in homes that were staged to perfection for a few months until...
Houzz Tour: Limits Bring Out the Best in a Modern Lakeside Home
Karen and Grant Richards bought a 5-acre parcel of land between a creek and the shores of Lake Austin, in Texas, with the dream of building a home that would serve as a retreat from their busy careers in San Francisco and, someday, as a place where they...
Houzz Tour: Organic and Natural in an Island Cottage
Going all natural is part of everyday life for interior designer Carrie McCarthy. She always wears gray, eats mostly organic food and prefers soft, neutral colors in her home. “There’s really no separation from the way I dress, eat or create a home,”...
Houzz Tour: Stylish Farmhouse Addition Keeps a Low Profile
Like many of the homes built in this area in the late 1960s, this Mornington Peninsula, Australia, farmhouse was a simple, single-story brick veneer bungalow that was ordinary in every way. Far from taking in the glorious valley views, the low-set L-shaped...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Loft Gets a Little Help From Some Friends
It’s good to have friends and family in the home remodeling business. Luckily for Jordan and Katie Macnab, there’s no short supply of them in their world. Jordan’s late father was a builder, and his mother is an architect. Katie runs the office...
Houzz Tour: A Great Escape Hugs Cliff and Tree
If you’ve heard the expression “between a rock and a hard place,” you’ve heard a description of the location of this house. Strung along a cliff edge on beautiful Waiheke Island, a 40-minute ferry ride from the city of Auckland in New Zealand,...
Houzz Tour: Nature and Efficiency Inspire a Woodland Home
When Clare and Jonathan Potter bought a piece of land in southeast England with a view to building their own home, they were determined to embrace sustainable living. The land is set amid 18 acres of glorious ancient woodland in the New Forest area, and...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Remake Brings Ocean Views Into Focus
Perched high on a hill with glorious, tranquil views over the Pacific Ocean north of Sydney sits a modern design marvel. In its former life as a simple beach house, it had failed to take advantage of this privileged position. So the...
Houzz Tour: New Twists for a Traditional New York Saltbox
Architect Stephen Moser took one look at the Shelter Island setting in New York and knew exactly what style of house he wanted to play with for the design of his artist sister and her psychologist husband’s new weekend home. It seemed only fitting that...
Houzz Tour: Having Fun With a Half-Buried House
The email that architect Jeff Fountain received from his client was short: “This is going to be FUN,” it read. Curious, Fountain and his team at Copeland...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House
After designing a house in the scorching climate of Tucson, Arizona, without air conditioning, architect Arthur Andersson brought a similar concept to a much chillier region. “I said let’s do a house in Montana that doesn’t have any central...
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