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Architect Chuck Swartz is confident about one thing: “This house is unlike anything we have ever done or will likely ever do again,” he says. “There are very few residential properties...
Architect Chuck Swartz is confident about one thing: “This house is unlike anything we have ever done or will likely ever do again,” he says. “There are very few residential properties...
Houzz Tour: Bright Hues Energize a Light-Filled Victorian
Stylist Sophie Gunnersen and her husband, Andrew, loved the bayside location of their new Melbourne home. But it also had all the features on their wish list. The Victorian terrace house was loaded with character and had an open-plan living and...
My Houzz: Rooms With a View on Whidbey Island
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...
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)...
We Can Dream: Rural Retirement Home a Haven of Beauty and Tranquility
When you’re building a house you plan to never leave, having a long-term vision is crucial. Fortunately, planning ahead is one of Tena and Terry Wheeler’s strengths. Over the past 10 years, the couple acquired 10 poorly farmed lots with...
Houzz Tour: Arts and Crafts Cottage Gets a Lively Remake
With the arrival of their third child, interior designer Bronwyn Poole and her husband, Jason Ballantine, needed to upsize, and they found this 1920s cottage in Sydney, Australia, shortly after they began their search. It was by no means a snap decision,...
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: New Love and a Fresh Start in a Midcentury Ranch House
Hannah Crowell and James Wilson’s friends thought they were crazy. That’s because when the couple showed photos of the home they had just bought to their friends, people couldn’t get past the home’s terrible condition. The house hadn’t...
Houzz Tour: A Home of a Different Color
Designer Erin Iba and the owners of this Boulder, Colorado, home were put together by Designer Premier, an agency that pairs interior designers and architects with potential clients....
My Houzz: When Memories of Home Are of Paint and Linseed Oil
Artist Marie Van Elder has always made her home integral to her work. She uses it as a studio, workshop and gallery. The walls are filled with work by her and by her artist friends, and the largest room in the house is her studio space. The rooms have...
Houzz Tour: Home Keeps Its Place on ‘Sustainability Street’
Situated in a Sydney, Australia, cul-de-sac locally known as “Sustainability Street” because of its commitment to reducing negative environmental impacts, this midcentury brick home needed a stylish renovation that kept sustainability in mind. Homeowners...
Houzz Tour: Urban Remodel Looks to Sweden for Bright Ideas
An industrial designer with years of experience in antique restoration and reproduction, Frag Woodall has a keen eye for aesthetic detail. So when he and wife Naomi bought a threadbare 1930s brick house three years ago, it wasn’t long before Woodall...
Houzz Tour: Personal and Plaid
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...
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on Southwest Style
Several months ago all the signs led interior designer Chandler Prewitt to his hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The designer had had many successful years in San Francisco, working for top designers and founding his own company. But toward the end, it...
Houzz Tour: Prairie Grain Bin Turned Bucolic Retirement Home
The prairie structures of Great Falls, Montana, have always captivated retired art teacher Kate Morris. Driving through the undulating, grassy landscape, she imagined someday turning one of the conical metal buildings made to store grain into a...