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Apr 19

A DIY Reno of This 200-Square-Foot RV Only Cost $2,000


Tired of high rents, Jacqueline and her fiancé decided to live tiny and find an RV to call home.
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14
Mar 19

A Book-Filled Maximal Home Has Must-See Blue Kitchen Cabinets


Lou Watkins is an HR manager by day and a DIY enthusiast by night, and lives in a 1930s house in Kingswood in quirky Bristol.
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10
Mar 19

Plants Fill This Inspiring and Bright Brooklyn Live/Work Space


Two photographers have filled this loft with plants, light, and color, as well as found objects from vintage markets and travel adventures.
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05
Mar 19

This Colorful San Francisco House Is Like a "Victorian on Acid" — House Tour

Name: Allison Muir and family
Location: San Francisco, California
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 8 years, owned

When Allison bought her San Francisco home, she’d often look out the window and daydream about the people who previously lived in it. They lived through the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes, she thought to herself [the home was built between the 1890s and 1904]. “I despise the current trend of attempting to turn these iconic San Francisco row houses into modernist glass-staired shells,” Allison says. “I thought about the house as if one family had lived here continuously since 1895 and kept layering with each generation.” It was this respect for the home’s rich history that shaped her design point of view, and resulted in a bright and exuberant style that Allison describes as “Victorian on Acid.”

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Jan 19

The Beautiful Brownstone of New York Magazine's Wendy Goodman — House Tour

Name: Wendy Goodman
Location: Greenwich Village — New York, New York
Years lived in: 1997-present

Wendy Goodman’s New York apartment feels particularly storied, and not just because it’s full of books. A born and raised New Yorker, she’s called this Greenwich Village apartment home for 20 years, and it shows — her place has that layered, easy feel that homes that have been lived in, and loved, for many years begin to take on.

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15
Jan 19

An Eclectic Chicago Reno Is Effortlessly Elegant — House Tour

Name: Kira Cole and two cats
Location: Gold Coast — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,080 square feet
Years Lived In: 8 months, owned

My home was built in 1892, originally as a single family. In 1978, it was renovated into condo units. I actually grew up in the unit below, so I was very familiar with the building and neighbors when purchasing! When I first got my hands on it, it had not been renovated (not even paint touch-ups) since the 1978 renovation, so it was in serious need of love. I was inspired by the high ceilings and what was left of the original crown molding and trim. Currently, I live there with my two cats (who love racing down the hall) and am frequently visited by my family who continues to live in the unit below me.

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Jan 19

A Tiny, 370-Square-Foot Bay Area Studio Prioritizes Functionality — House Tour

Name: Naimah and kitties
Location: West End — Alameda, California
Size: 370 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, rented

Having spent the past few years at college in the South, Naimah didn’t expect the Bay Area’s competitive rental market when searching for the tiny Alameda studio apartment she now calls home. “The rental market in the Bay is wild, so this building was actually the first and only one that I saw,” she says. The space was much smaller than she’s used to, but Naimah knew that if she approached the design of the space with a practical point of view, she could make it work.

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01
Jan 19

A Charming Old Portland House Is Now a Natural History-Infused Tattoo Parlor — House Tour

Name: Alice Kendall
Location: Wonderland Tattoo, SE Portland, Oregon
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 5 months, renting

Alice Kendall is one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in Portland. She opened her shop Wonderland in 2013, and quickly established her ranking as a top artist in one of the nation’s most inked cities. Praise from the New York Times boosted her already successful career to the next level; clients travel from around the world for a few hours of her highly coveted time. Five years and thousands of tattoos later, Alice has amassed a team of artists and has opened a brand new Wonderland… in a vintage house next door to her first shop in Southeast Portland. She tapped artist Trish Grantham to completely rework the interior of the home, with the goal of creating a space that is luxe and feminine, and very intentionally “not the typical dude tattoo shop.” The new Wonderland has an upstairs nautical-themed apartment for the rotating artist-in-residence, Grantham’s signature hand-painted wallpaper is featured throughout the home, and Kendall’s original paintings adorn the walls.

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14
Nov 18

Empty Nesters Renovate a Dark and Dated Condo — House Tour

Name: Mary and Tom Eirich
Location: Watertown, Massachusetts
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, owned

We had previously lived in Belmont, Massachusetts, for 30 years and had decided, as empty nesters, to move to the north shore, not far from the ocean. After a few years of being further from our children (and, eventually, grandchildren) and also missing the conveniences and cultural benefits of being close to the city, we decided to look at real estate closer to Boston. After some careful searching, we came upon a condo in Watertown that was comfortable enough for two people but also large enough to entertain. The only downside was that the space, which was one of the first in Massachusetts to house individually-owned units, had been virtually untouched since it was built in 1975. It was dark and dated with wall-to-wall carpeting and it begged for more functionality.

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13
Nov 18

This 1950s Bungalow Is an Interior Stylist's Creative Playground — House Tour

Name: Karine Matte, Louis, Danick and Pablo, the Golden Doodle
Location: Vieux-Longueil, Québec
Size: 2,200 square feet
Years lived in: 9 years, owned

Karine is an interior stylist and founder of Matte & Glossy. She is also a color junkie, a decor consultant, a blogger, and an avid traveler. She lives with her husband Danick and their son Louis in this charming 1954 bungalow in Old Longueuil. Their home is her creative playground.

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