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Houzz Tours 1614 Stories

With two sons and a daughter in college, many people might be tempted to trade in the family home for a smaller version. But John and Sherri Bryan loved their longtime home on the bank of a small lake. So after their last child moved out, the two opted instead to stay put in their home of 21 years. After more than...
Houzz Tour: Meet the Schoolhouse Saved By ‘The Birds’
The frightening movie scene is familiar to people around the world: After a string of strange and increasingly violent bird attacks, Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) goes to the local school to fetch Cathy (Veronica Cartwright), the young sister...
My Houzz: Urban Space With a Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Fashion designer Helen Cody knew she had found something special as soon as she spotted this redbrick terraced house along the Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland. She had just been outbid on nine houses, and when she spotted the For Sale sign, something...
Houzz Tour: At Home With a Stunning View
High on a sandstone ridge looking east over the Pacific Ocean, this Australian beach home sits proudly, taking in the scene. Wowed by the views of the ocean, the owners snapped up a plot of land on one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, determined to design...
Houzz Tour: Simplicity Rules in a Canadian Lake House
Spare and sleek don’t have to equal cold and stark. Although this family wanted a monochromatic minimalist aesthetic for their vacation home on Lake Simcoe in Canada, they also wanted comfort. Interior designer Shirley Meisels paid careful attention...
My Houzz: A Home Comes Alive With Day of the Dead Decor
Melissa Love Tristan and her family go all out for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. At the end of each October, their Dallas home is awash in paper flowers, skulls, skeletons, sugared treats and Halloween decor. Melissa was introduced...
Houzz Tour: A Studio Makes the Most of Every Inch
Olga Alexeeva, of interior design firm Black and Milk Residential, likes a challenge, and when she was asked by a firm of developers to modernize a small studio flat in central London, that’s exactly what she got. “Not only was it tiny; it had not...
Houzz Tour: Victorian With a Modern Outlook
In spite of the fact that these empty nesters have a penchant for “super modern” design, they also adore their 19th-century Victorian house. But as the go-to hosts for large gatherings of family and friends, they found that their small rooms were...
Houzz Tour: A New Mediterranean Home Goes Country
Most renovation stories start with a dreary assessment of the house before the remodel. In this case there were no leaky ceilings, dark rooms or cramped spaces to describe. When Jim and Stephanie Stafford purchased this home in Sonoma, California, it...
Houzz Tour: A Shape-Shifting Space, Cloaked in History
When you have only 140 square feet (13 square meters) with which to create a bedroom, a dining room, an office and a media room, you want to make the most of it....
Houzz Tour: Snug London Cottage Has a Spacious Feel
As three-bedroom, three-bathroom houses go, this light, bright, 19th-century cottage is on the small side. In a 1,000-square-foot property, you might not expect to have the space for a separate dining area or find an en suite bathroom roomy enough to...
Houzz Tour: New York Apartment Redesign Cooks Up Good Looks
Over its 150 years of existence, this apartment in a New York City brownstone has been home to a fashion model–actress, a renowned DJ and the woman responsible for the look of Vogue. It was Grace Coddington, longtime creative director for arguably...
Houzz Tour: Modern Retreat Emerges From a 19th-Century Ruin
When the owners of this home in rural Victoria, Australia, stumbled upon what had been ruins in a field, they saw a property that could be a country haven away from the demands of their busy hotel nearby, as well as a place where they could grow...
My Houzz: City Condo Is Set to Entertain
William Aldinger found a place that had everything on his wish list for a home in San Francisco, including two bedrooms, a top-floor location and a balcony. “I also wanted a place where I could have friends over for dinner and drinks. And I knew...
My Houzz: A Pre-Revolutionary Home for a Modern Family
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...