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Houzz Tours 1522 Ideabooks

He was a 16-year-old living in a rural Mississippi ranch house, but when Scot Meacham Wood watched the PBS version of Brideshead Revisited and saw the shutters of Brideshead castle flung open to reveal a palatial interior, the forever-relocating Army brat arrived at his true baronial home. “That scene had...
Houzz Tour: Meet a Home Made With Minivan Parts
I’m not sure if Lee Iacocca sent him, but architect Karl Wanaselja spent countless hours searching car junkyards for America’s best-selling Dodge Caravan minivan. Fascinated by finding ways to use junked car parts in architectural designs for more...
My Houzz: Cool, Creative Midcentury Style
“Our home is a personal extension of how we appreciate art,” says Jose Gomez. “The whole thing is one big art project.” Jose and his wife, Danielle, are founders and owners of the creative production company Shilo....
Houzz Tour: A Wee Home Grows in a Scottish Garden
Following the success of a project making sustainable garden furniture using a young, local workforce, home builder Jennifer Hope was keen to expand the concept. “I wanted to build on the idea of combining ecofriendly design with local skills,”...
Houzz Tour: A London Book Tower House Worth a Browse
Creating a versatile living space that included elegant book storage was the challenge facing Patrick Michell of Platform 5 Architects during the renovation of this Victorian house in London’s Hampstead area. The owners had seen the company’s...
Houzz Tour: Asian Elegance With an Industrial Edge
These homeowners made a big lifestyle change when they moved from the Denver suburbs to their Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. They landed right in the middle of some of the most exciting galleries and restaurants in the city, and are just a few hundred...
My Houzz: Ronnie Wood’s Old Art Studio Gets a Makeover
“We weren’t looking for a project,” says Londoner Nic Farhi, remembering first seeing his flat, “but when I spotted the original floorboards and brickwork in the living room, I knew I had to buy this place.” Nic and his then-girlfriend...
Houzz Tour: A Sophisticated Row House in the U.S. Capital
This 19th-century row house was in what a real estate professional would call “move-in condition” when Samantha Friedman’s client bought it. But, as we all know, serviceable doesn’t equal soulful. The homeowner hired Friedman, principal at
Houzz Tour: Comic Book Prints and Vintage Decor Punch Up a Dublin Home
Siobhan Lam and her partner, Jaime Hughes, hadn’t planned on tackling a restoration project, but when they came across a dilapidated gem built in 1890 on the tree-lined Grand Canal in Dublin, Ireland, they knew it had the potential to be their...
My Houzz: Earthy and Eclectic in San Francisco
Scott Cunningham and Douglas Leach were drawn to the light in their San Francisco home despite the place’s being smaller than ideal. Cunningham, an interior designer and a colorist,...
Houzz Tour: A New Lake House Gets a Lived-in Look
When interior designer Sonya Kinkade first talked about this lake house with her clients, she asked what their primary residence was like, then took the project in a completely different...
My Houzz: Bright Island Style for a Florida Vacation Home
Virginia Devlin and Kurt Baldassari loved to escape from their Chicago condo to the sunny beaches of South Florida, so they decided to look for a permanent vacation home there. Their search brought them to a midcentury house dubbed Barefoot...
My Houzz: Clothing Designers Bring Their Fashion Sense Home
Three years ago Josh and Lauren Podoll began their search for a bigger home while nurturing two kinds of babies: their newborn son, Dashiell, and a women’s clothing line. They found a recently renovated home that would house their office, studio and...
My Houzz: Light and Serenity Fill an 1890 Home
“The main problem with our home was the lack of light,” says Ephraim Cohen. He and his wife, Yehudit, bought the house two years ago after moving from the U.S. with plans to retire in Israel. It was close to their daughter and grandchildren, and the...
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
This house should restore your faith in the printed word. To accommodate his clients’ love of reading in their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book on every shelf, table and mantel inside the couple’s former...