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Houzz Tours 1671 Stories

Where do you choose to live after traveling the world? After spending time in Italy, India, New York City and California, Trace Farrell wasn’t drawn to the damp and rain of the Pacific Northwest. “I really didn’t like it here,” she says. But after a friend mentioned an old bluff-side cottage on Whidbey Island,...
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: Parisian Flat’s Redo Revolves Around a Terrace View
“It was the terrace that made the owner of this apartment fall head over heels for it,” says architect Manuel Sequeira. He was in charge of the radical overhaul of this 753-square-foot flat in the 20th arrondissement (district)...
Houzz Tour: Design Moves Open Up a Melbourne Cottage
While Pippa Cocks and Ben Hall lived and worked in London for three years, their unrenovated worker’s cottage in Melbourne, Australia, waited for their return. The single-story abode managed to include two bedrooms, a living room and a tiny kitchen...
Houzz Tour: High-Low Mix in a Colorful Victorian
This Victorian terrace house in East London was in poor condition aesthetically when it was bought by its current owners in 2008. They were attracted by its central location and quirky, three-story layout, and saw plenty of potential in spite of its worn...
Houzz Tour: Much to Like About This Traditional Beauty
Interior designer Jules Duffy had a running start when it came to decorating this northern New Jersey home. “This is such a beautiful home,” she says. “The proportions of the rooms are absolutely perfect.” Not only that, but the previous owners...
Experience the Holidays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Home and Studio
Every holiday season the Oak Park, Illinois, home of Frank Lloyd Wright is decorated as it would have been in the early 20th century. Led by "junior...
My Houzz: Midcentury Meets Vintage in the Mission
Moving from separate homes to a shared apartment and blending furniture and accessories may be difficult for some couples, but for Jesse Hayes, a graphic designer, and Kate...
Houzz Tour: Wisteria and Light in the French Countryside
This weekend retreat nestled in a hamlet near Versailles, France, was originally a 16th-century presbytery, or clergyman’s home. The owners called upon interior decorator Catherine Sandin to decorate their new country home in light and natural tones....
My Houzz: Converted Victorian Schoolhouse Looks to the Past
When Maria Jackson’s husband, Thomas, put in the final bid for a stately Victorian schoolhouse in the picturesque village of Langar, in Nottinghamshire, England, the couple knew they were purchasing a piece of history. “When we saw it had come up...
Houzz Tour: A Home for Family and Entertaining Too
The owners of this 1950s house in the Sydney, Australia, suburbs were happy with the home’s size and location, but several renovations had turned it into a labyrinth of small rooms with varying ceiling heights. With three children younger than 10, they...
Houzz Tour: Sea Views and Sunshine on the French Riviera
Architect Frédérique Pyra’s clients gave her carte blanche to design a summer home on this long, narrow seaside lot on the French Riviera. The idea was to give her Parisian clients something contemporary, in neutral colors and with “natural yet...
Houzz Tour: A French Ski Chalet’s Dark Sophistication
Sitting on the main street in Val d’Isère, France’s noted Alpine resort, this spacious chalet is an avid skier’s dream. But a well-situated location is not the only string in this home’s bow. Its elegant design uses a mix of textural and contemporary...
Houzz Tour: A Vintage Home Wrapped Up in a Box
Chris Maher and Charlotte Kennedy run their architecture and interior design practice, Studio 53, from home and, with three children all heading into their teens, decided to extend and renovate their newly purchased but run-down worker’s...
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,”...