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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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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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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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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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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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Oct 18

An Incredible Remodel Is Inspired by Mexico, Morocco, and Maximalism — House Tour

Name: Michelle Morrison and her brother Michael Morrison, and two greyhound dogs, Fern and Pintxo
Location: Oakland, California
Size: 1,330 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

Design plays a central role in Michelle Morrison‘s life and career. Currently a Design Producer at Dropbox, she’s also worked for companies like Facebook, Square, IDEO, and more. She runs Designers + Geeks, a “community for people interested in design, art, and technology” that hosts events and lectures. And when she found this industrial live-work space from the 1920s—once serving as a coffee roastery and produce warehouse—in Oakland’s waterfront warehouse district, she says her aim was to build a home where she could accommodate wild dinner parties, her dogs, velvet sofas, and her creative life.

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Sep 18

An Eclectic 1910 Portland Home Decorated From Scratch — House Tour

Name: Lisa Zigarmi and Paul Del Vecchio, and French Bulldogs Luna and Boom
Location: Hollywood District — Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,290 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Lisa and Paul met and fell in love in New York City, and when they made the decision to relocate to Portland three years ago, their biggest challenge was starting from scratch. The couple brought hardly more than their bed and a sofa from their previous home to their new Portland digs. “We wanted our new home to feel layered from multiple sources,” Lisa says. “It was hard to get settled, while not buying furniture from one store.”

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Aug 18

A Dilapidated Old Church Becomes a Happy Vibrant Home — House Tour

Name: Jenny Mountford, owner of Attic and Fable
Location: Bridgetown, Western Australia
Size: 1894 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

Jenny has always been drawn to color, the avant garde and items that have a history. To hold something in her hands that’s been held by many hands before her gives her such pleasure, allowing herself to wonder about the life both it, and its owner, may have led. So even though when Jenny first stumbled across this building it was in quite a sad and sorry state, she knew that its rich history was something she could not pass up.

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Aug 18

A Beautiful Vintage-Filled Studio Apartment in a Former Church — House Tour

Name: Deanna Leone, Jessie Mademann (and Thurston & Shermie the cats)
Location: Fishtown, Philadelphia
Size: Large Loft Studio (don’t know the square foot)
Years Lived In: 2.5 years, renting

Fishtown is one of Philadelphia’s many booming neighborhoods, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a unique (and affordable!) home in the area. When you’re as creative as Jessie and Deanna, settling for a typical white-wall one-bedroom isn’t the ideal. The two were thrilled when a photographer friend of theirs had a vacant loft in his restored and renovated Fishtown church. What’s better than 15-foot windows, stained glass, and original pews throughout your home to give a sense of irreplaceable character?

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