A First-Time Homeowner Hits the Jackpot With This Craftsman Gem — House Tour

Name: Hayley FrancisLocation: Roosevelt — Seattle, WashingtonSize: 1,800 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, owned When Hayley Francis set out in search of her dream home in Seattle during the summer of 2015, she did so toting a wishlist of charming must-haves: checkerboard black and white tile floors in the kitchen, hardwoods throughout, and a classic Craftsman style. And, in the midst of a rapidly rising and highly competitive housing market, she was lucky enough to land a house in Seattle’s desirable Roosevelt neighborhood that checked off all of the boxes on her list— and then some! She had effectively Read More

A Small But Stylish Basement Is a Couple's Retreat from the Hustle and Bustle of D.C. — House Tour

Name: Samantha Nobles and husband DanielLocation: Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.Size: 500 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, renting The Nobles’ Nest is our first home as a married couple, for this reason alone we have a special adoration for this basement apartment. The couple who lived in the space before us are coincidentally our friends, and when they were moving out we conveniently slid right in to fill their spot! The best part of living here? We are within a few blocks of most of our friends and community. It is not uncommon to have surprise drop ins and spontaneous Read More

BuzzFeed Life Editorial Director Peggy Wang's Queens Home Is a Vision in Blue — House Tour

Name: Peggy WangLocation: Ridgewood, QueensSize: 1100 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, owned A few years ago, I kinda just woke up one day and decided that I didn’t want to live in a tiny apartment anymore. It was like a weird sudden existential outburst in my usual lazy put-everything-off-forever mindset. My boyfriend’s friend happened to be looking to buy a two-family house, which is what planted the idea in my head. It took about eight months between that day I had the epiphany to the day I closed on the house. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Cartorialist's Classic, Relaxed California Home — House Tour

Name: Carly Kuhn Location: Larchmont — Los Angeles, California Size: 1,303 square feetYears Lived In: 1.5 years, renting “I moved into this space about year and a half ago. I was drawn to this space because of the great location. As a New Yorker, I love this Larchmont area that’s really walkable. It also has insane light, which is always a priority, especially since I work from home and need a lot of light to feel inspired,” admits Carly Kuhn, artist and founder of The Cartorialist. But even after over a year in this loft space, she didn’t quite feel Read More

A Shaker-Inspired, Hand-Built Vermont Farmhouse — House Tour

Name: Sarah Priestap-Porter and Jeffrey Porter. Our land-mates are Arlo (rescue mutt) and Glaumur (Icelandic Horse)Location: Tunbridge, Vermont (Central Vermont, for y’all who have no idea where this is)Size: 1620 square feetYears Lived In: 1 year, owned When I started dating Jeff back in 2009, one of the first things he told me was how his dream was to build a house for his family some day. It was college, and the time when everyone talked about big dreams, so I never took it seriously. After all, he was a photography major with a little woodworking experience at the time, Read More

A Brooklyn-Based Lawyer Has a Passion for Interior Design — House Tour

Name: Bev Wilson Location: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Size: 975 square feetYears Lived In: 2.5 years, owned Bev is a lawyer, but has always been interested in interior design and photography. So when it came time to start searching for an apartment to buy, she wanted a space she could really design and customize. She wanted a renovation project. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Modern, Comfortable Renovation in Buffalo — House Tour

Name: Raelyn Woltz and her fiancé JonLocation: Buffalo, New YorkSize: 1,100 square feetYears Lived In: 2 years, owned The house had been vacant for two years when Jon and Raelyn bought it…and it needed a lot of work. Not just to make it look better, but also to make it more livable. “We spent a little over a year planning and working on it ourselves (and a ton of help from family!). We gutted the entire first floor down to the studs and reworked the floor plan to accommodate a modern family.” An example of a big layout change can Read More

Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers' Custom, Beautiful Brooklyn Home — House Tour

Name: Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers, and their son HarlandLocation: Park Slope — Brooklyn, NYSize: 1,600 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, renting Originally from Northern Ireland, Suzanne and Oliver Jeffers have called Brooklyn home for ten years. Before moving to their current rental, they were living in a tiny, one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights. The apartment fit their needs just fine…until they found out their family would be expanding. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Perfectly Imperfect Home of Simplified Planner's Emily Ley — House Tour

Name: Emily Ley, husband Bryan, toddler twins (Caroline + Tyler) and first-grader (Brady)Location: Tampa, FloridaSize: a little under 4,000 square feetYears Lived In: almost 3, owned It was becoming a mom that led Emily to the life she leads today: A designer, author, and the creator of the wildly popular Simplified Planner. After struggling with wanting to be the “perfect” mom and creating overpacked schedules (and stressful days), she came to the realization that “joy is truly found in the journey — not necessarily at the destination.” As she explains on her website, “I knew I had to make a Read More

Author Amy Stewart Says Goodbye to Her California Victorian — House Tour

Name: Amy Stewart and Scott BrownLocation: Eureka, CaliforniaSize: 2800 square feetYears Lived In: 17 years; own (well, we used to own it. We just sold the house and we’re moving to Portland.) How do you say goodbye to a house you’ve lived in and loved for 17 years? That’s just the dilemma writer and artist Amy Stewart and her husband, Scott Brown, a rare book dealer, recently faced when they decided to sell the big Victorian house in Eureka, California they’ve lived in for almost two decades. Amy and Scott are downsizing and making the move to Oregon. “The new Read More