10
Dec 18

Modern Farmhouse Meets California Cool — House Call

Name: Valeria Jacobs, my husband, three kids (two boys and a girl), and a minature pincher
Location: Castro Valley, California
Size: 1,400 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months, renting

We live in a cottage-style home. When we first saw the listing for rent I got a feeling that it was the house for our family. I fell in love with the big windows in the dining room, the hardwood floors, and overall it felt like a little home to us. My husband and I are both Peruvian, born and raised and have been together since high school (almost 15 years). We have two boys and very recently we welcomed our little girl. My husband is a mechanical engineer and I own a small online shop called Rebecca and Genevieve.

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09
Dec 18

A Portland Home Is the Perfect Blend of Whimsical and Modern — House Call

Name: Amanda J Franz and pup Milo
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,600 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned

My name is Amanda Franz and I live in Portland, Oregon, with my Australian Labradoodle, Milo. I am a creative entrepreneur who owns the custom stationery company, Wide Eyes Paper Co. Wide Eyes specializes in hand-crafted wedding invitations and we ship all around the USA and internationally. I am an adventurous and curious 29-year-old surfer gal from sunny Southern California.

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Dec 18

A Sunny Tennessee Home Is Full of Plants and Metal Art — House Call

Name: Stephanie Edward, husband, Charlie, and daughter, Eve
Location: Leoma, Tennessee
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

After renting a few places with “character,” my husband, Charlie, and I finally bought our own home three years ago intent on having a place where everything functioned properly for a change and we could paint! It’s been fun making this house a home, and adding a baby into the mix.

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02
Dec 18

A Prop Stylist's Small Home Is Industrial and Minimal — House Call

Name: Giana Shorthouse
Location: Ponce City Market — Atlanta, Georgia
Size: 655 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

I live at the FLATS at Ponce City Market in Atlanta. Housed in a historic landmark originally constructed by Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1926, each flat at Ponce City Market mimics the industrial modern aesthetic of the building with original features such as brick walls, tall ceilings, and expansive steel-frame windows overlooking the Atlanta skyline.

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27
Nov 18

A Modern Bohemian California Home with Clean Lines — House Call

Name: Audrey Crisp, husband, two boys, and two cats
Location: Rancho Mission Viejo, California
Size: 2,196 square feet
Years lived in: 6 months, owned

My husband John and I, plus our two cute little boys (ages 7 and 5) live here. We also have two darling, mischievous kitties who love to get into trouble.

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26
Nov 18

A Chicago Rental Apartment Is Color-Rich and Bright — House Call

Name: Jeff Campbell, husband, Tim, and their chihuahua Halfpipe
Location: Lakeview — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 800 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting (though they just “moved to Venice Beach so no longer live there.”)

Jeff and Tim’s sun-filled one-bedroom in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood is both a place for entertaining friends and a refuge from the bustling city outside. Situated on the 11th floor, the apartment’s floor-to-ceiling windows and clean, modern finishes offer the perfect place to sip a glass of wine and watch the sunset.

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25
Nov 18

A Newly Constructed L.A. House Is Organically Modern — House Call

Name: Mark Dolman, my wife, Chi, and our two kids Jasper (12) and Tamsin (7)
Location: Glassell Park — Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,600 square feet
Years lived in: Less than a year, owned

We bought this tiny lot in Glassell Park a couple of years ago and commissioned Simon Storey, of Anonymous Architects, to design a compact, functional family home.

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Nov 18

A Potter's Perfect 1800s Georgian Cottage — House Call

Name: Rebecca Wood, a potter and owner of R.Wood Studio Ceramics
Location: Lexington, Georgia
Size: 1,888 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

Tired of city life and a small yard, I moved 20 minutes out of town to the historic town of Lexington, and bought an 1865 house on three and a half acres. I made a list of all the things I desired for maximum happiness, then searched the realty sites every day for seven months. I knew my place was out there, because I have luck with finding jaw-dropping old places to live. Well, it turned up, and it has everything I wished for and more, and way cheaper than living in town. It’s just me, but every room is a studio for something I do: painting, flower arranging, photography, dancing, and cooking. Outside has all the gardening space I could ever want and it’s the perfect “grandmother” place where my granddaughters can run free and explore.

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12
Nov 18

A Cookie Cutter Home Gets a Cozy Custom Makeover — House Call

Name: Nicole Thompson, spouse, four kids, two goldendoodles, one cat
Location: Spanish Fort, Alabama
Size: 3,032 square foot
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Our home was a cookie cutter home that we have customized. We wanted to build a custom home but didn’t have the time with two kids and a newborn. We settled on a production built home and over the last six years we’ve transformed almost every space. We want our home to be warm, inviting, comfortable but most importantly we want our home to be us!

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11
Nov 18

A Lovely Dutch Home Shows How Chic Simplicity Can Be — House Call

Name: Saritha Ashok, husband, and 12-year-old son
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Size: 1,507 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

We live in a small town called Leiden in the Netherlands. We are a small family—me, my husband, and our 12-year-old son. They totally support me in my decor adventures and are my biggest cheerleaders. Since ours is a rented space, there are some decorating limitations. But we have been able to work around it. More than half of our furniture are thrift finds. I love giving them a new facelift to blend them into our home. Most of my favorite decor pieces are also flea market finds.

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