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The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday...
The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday...
Houzz Tour: An Air of Mystery, Grounded in Practicality
With dark wood elements against cool concrete floors, this new Auckland, New Zealand, home has amped-up glamour. Its layout makes good use of its narrow suburban site while preserving its occupants’ privacy. “Although there are a lot of bungalows...
My Houzz: Thoughtful, Eclectic Style for a Sunny Seattle Apartment
In a notoriously drizzly city like Seattle, a home that is flooded with natural light, even during the gray winter months, is hard to come by. So Kathleen Tarrant and Christopher Harrell felt like they hit the jackpot with their ever-sunny apartment on...
Houzz Tour: Beach Shack Reborn as a Copper-Clad Cottage
The owner had lived for years in a 1830s cottage in need of serious repair in a densely populated beachside suburb of Sydney, Australia. Although his cottage was dark, cold in winter and hot in summer and lacked cross-ventilation, he deeply valued its...
Houzz Tour: A West London Home Inspired by Travels
Unless you’re moving into your first-ever home, it’s unusual to come to a new house and need to start pretty much from scratch. But that’s exactly how it was for interior designer Juliette Byrne when she and her two daughters moved into their four-bedroom...
My Houzz: Elegant Redo of a Hollywood Spanish Colonial
Having grown up in a 600-year-old manor house in the Scottish countryside, movie and TV producer Guy J. Louthan is no stranger to the TLC an older home requires. So when he got the opportunity to restore a 1909 Spanish gem in the Hollywood Hills, he signed...
Houzz Tour: New Mexico House Grows With a Designing Family
Decorator Heather French and her builder husband, Matt, are well matched. Some of Heather’s most beloved pieces are things she saved up for and bought as a design-obsessed teenager. Matt has been building since he was 12. And both have been avid DIYers...
My Houzz: Relaxing Retreat on a River in Maine
Karen Roos and Charles LeCompte’s home perched on the shores of the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine, was not always quite so modern. The two-story home was built as a kit house in 1932 and had not changed significantly when the couple...
My Houzz: Contemporary Home Hugs a Central Courtyard
Vincent and Pam Oles didn’t have far to go when they moved into their contemporary home. Vincent, an architect, had designed and built their new house on the vacant lot they owned next door in the Sugarhouse neighborhood of Salt Lake City. Vincent...
Houzz Tour: Usonian-Inspired Home With All the Wright Moves
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, a surgeon, has been a fan of the Wright ever since he did a class project...
My Houzz: Country Chic and Contemporary Styles Blend in a Family Home
Cheryl and Andy Anderson fell in love with the family-friendly Steiner Ranch community in Austin, Texas, when they were searching for a new home in 2010. But while builder Taylor Morrison’s floor plan worked well for their lifestyle and fit their needs...
My Houzz: Relaxed Glamour in a Downtown Row House
Mark and Hallie Burrier saw potential in their 1890 Frederick, Maryland, row house when they bought it in 2010, even though much of it was hidden by green shag carpeting and drywall over cracked plastered walls. The couple, who own two popular downtown...
Houzz Tour: Thoughtful Design Works Its Magic in a Narrow London Home
For those who struggle with small-space living, this makeover of a dilapidated workshop with a tiny footprint in east London can offer hope and inspiration. “Everyone laughed,” says architect Fiona Kirkwood of the moment she revealed...
My Houzz: Eclectic Style Shines in a Victorian Rental
“Eclectic, story-telling, warm and forever cool,” is how Abbey Cwiek-Garrett describes her rental located on the ground floor of a 1903 Victorian home in Seattle’s North Queen Anne neighborhood. Abbey, an interior designer, and her husband Todd...
My Houzz: A Soothing Fresh Start in Dallas
Designing the look of a new house on a short schedule can be overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to create a cohesive home for a blended family of six. “We are a very busy family with two working parents and four active children. We both are...