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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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17
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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15
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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02
Aug 18

A 118-Square-Foot DIY Converted Bus Is a Lovely Tiny Home — House Tour

Name: Kai and Julie
Location: Homebase is Berlin, Germany
Size: 118 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned

We found our home in Berlin by accident. We saw the bus standing on the street on our way to grab a coffee and bought it one day later without knowing anything about US school buses. In Germany you rarely find buses like that and the size is perfect for traveling Europe.

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21
Jul 18

An Austin Vintage Treasure Hunter's Second-Hand Style — House Tour

Name: September Scott
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 740 square feet
Years Lived In: 2 years, renting

Designer September Scott is all about the hunt—for treasures, one-of-a-kind finds and absolutely any found object she can reinvigorate. “Almost all the pieces in my space are reclaimed from an estate sale, flea market, Goodwill or on the side of the road. My passion is bringing new life into found objects,” she writes.

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Jul 18

An Executive Vice President at Refinery29 Lives in a Whimsical NYC Carriage House — House Tour

Name: Ashley Miles and Sam Miles and their two daughters
Location: West Village, New York
Size: 1,300 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

Ashley’s 1800s carriage house in the West Village is as steeped in history as it is style; photographer Diane Arbus and her two daughters were once residents. Now, Ashley—the Executive Vice President of Sales & Brand Partnerships at Refinery29—and her husband Sam (college sweethearts from Ole Miss!) share the space with their two daughters, Mylah (six years old) and Holland (18 months old). “We discovered our beloved carriage house four years ago while strolling through the village… [w]e were first drawn to the carriage house for its charming personality and privacy away from everyday city life.”

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03
Jul 18

Instead of Moving, This Couple Rearranged, Updated, and Revitalized Their Current Home — House Tour

Name: Devin Kirk, husband Chad and their son Harry
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, owned

While buying a new home and working to renovate it and make it fit your family’s needs is tough… I argue that sticking with the home you currently have and trying to see it and transform it into the dream home you want might be just a titch more impressive. At least it feels that way in Devin Kirk’s case. Devin is currently the VP of Merchandising for home decor brand Jayson Home, and when he and his husband Chad were about to enter a new chapter of life (become dads!) they considered moving to a new home. As you’ll read below in Devin’s own words, buying a new house for baby turned out not to be the course their life took.

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