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Nov 17

A Maximalist, Layered Lounge in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Kristin Peters and Corey McLaughlin, cats Gracie and Zoey
Location: Redwood Heights — Oakland, California
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years, owned

When Kristin and Corey first looked at their Oakland home when it was on the market, they walked away from it. Kristin fell in love with the living room views, but Corey couldn’t get past the ugly facade and outdated design. When the house kept popping up in their searches (but with a lower price), they agree to take another look. This time, they realized that the bones and structure of the home were in good condition — it just needed a dramatic face-lift. Kristin had a vision of how she could make it a lovely home for the couple, and since she loves a challenge, they dove right in.

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Nov 17

A Newly Remodeled, Maximalist Philadelphia Home — House Tour

Name: Rachael, Rob and Frankie Wetherington + Liza Minnelli the Cat
Location: East Kensington — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years Lived In: 5 years, owned

Rachael and Rob’s first house wasn’t their “dream home” when they bought it five years ago, right before their wedding. But with a giant yard in the city and an open floor plan on a corner in a neighborhood they loved, it had enough potential to be pretty darn close. The biggest issue was it needed work after sitting vacant for a few years. A longtime friend of the couple, Will Stichter of HYMY Industries, helped remodel their open-air kitchen to be the entertaining oasis it is now. And after two years of work — and a cabinet or two falling off the wall (breaking every piece of china they owned) — the remodel was finished. What started out as a not-quite-a-dream-home is now a dreamy home perfect for the couple and their young daughter Frankie.

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Oct 17

A Colorful Home in Mexico Celebrating "Eclectic Maximalism" — House Tour

Name: Erick Millan
Location: Zapopan — Jalisco, Mexico
Size: 1545 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

To say interior designer and stylist Erick Millan’s is a master of bold, vibrant spaces is an understatement. We first saw his eclectic, colorful style with his very first finished project, the small Burbank, California rental we toured a few years ago. Bursting with verdant greenery and one-of-a-kind DIYs, his new rental home in Mexico follows suit. Only this time there’s even more plants, color and DIY.

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Oct 17

An Australian Interior Designer's Modern-Eclectic Home — House Tour

Name: Christopher Gyzemyter
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Size: 1345 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, owned

Christopher — a talented interior designer — was destined to have a beautiful home, whatever space he ended up in. But what’s so lovely about this place is that it’s a reflection of his style, and also a reaction to the bones of the home he bought five years ago. Architecture and decor play off one another, creating a bold and energetic space that’s also warm and relaxing, too.

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Sep 17

Pinks & Metallics Fill a Musician's Unconventional Apartment — House Tour

Name: Peter Venuto
Location: The Plateau — Montreal, Quebec
Size: 1,500 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting

Peter Venuto’s apartment was originally an Airbnb rental — which Peter himself once rented — but after the landlord grew tired of that setup, Peter managed to work out a deal with him and rent it as a “normal” living space. Today, the apartment showcases bright pink colors, metallic walls, and lots and lots of synthesizers. Peter Venuto’s apartment is not your typical home, but that’s what he loves about it.

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16
Sep 17

An Art Gallery Owner's Eclectic Barcelona Apartment — House Tour

Name: Martha, her husband Daniel and son Nicolas
Location: Gracia – Barcelona, Spain
Size: 754 square feet
Years lived in: 11 years, renting

Though Martha loves the Barcelona neighborhood she lives in — she describes it as a small town with artists living in it — it’s her apartment that she considers an extension of herself. It’s the place where she goes when she needs to relax. But Martha almost missed out on renting this apartment!

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03
Sep 17

A Bright DIY & Art-inspired Loft in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Erika Brulé
Location: Jingletown — Oakland, California
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 2 years

When Erika saw photos of the Oakland loft she now calls home, she immediately signed the lease without even looking at the space in person. She knew it would provide her with all she needed: a spacious area where she could indulge in crafts and DIY projects, expansive walls where she could hang art she loves, and industrial elements like exposed pipes and brick.

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Aug 17

"Luxe Bohemian Fairy Tale Discotheque" Style In Oakland — House Tour

Name: Bridget Schwartz
Location: Adams Point — Oakland, California
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: Rented 7 years

Bridget describes her apartment as “luxe bohemian, fairytale discotheque, and hippie princess”—all labels that are hard to define. But after touring Bridget’s bright and eccentric Oakland apartment, the descriptions start to make sense. Her apartment has so many distinct styles, and she is perfectly fine with that.

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