07
Dec 17

A Nomadic Couple's Raw & Earthy Australian Beach Shack — House Tour

Name: Amelia Stockdale and Kayne Assan
Location: Busselton, Western Australia
Years lived in: 2 years, renting

After returning from traveling and living all over Australia two years ago, Kayne and Amelia were lucky enough to be offered this beach shack to rent in Busselton through a friend. Busselton happens to be Kayne’s hometown, and at first this rental was supposed to be a temporary visit before their next adventure. Yet, two years have now passed, and they have completely fallen in love with their affordable little beach shack…and can’t see themselves moving anytime soon.

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15
Nov 17

The Coastal Chic Australian Home a Couple Built Together (from the Ground Up) — House Tour

Name: Franz and Patsy Knapp with kids Felix (6) and Betty (4) and dog Ludo
Location: Dunsborough, Western Australia
Size: 1,615 square feet
Years lived in: 6 years, owned

Franz, a stonemason, and Patsy live in a home they built together from the ground up. Their beautiful home is located on seven and a half acres in the coastal town of Dunsborough, well-known for its white sandy beaches and holiday atmosphere. Not only is the beach a stone’s throw away, the house is also surrounded by natural bushland — big shady trees, lots of native flora and fauna — making it an ideal place to bring up two happy and energetic children.

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23
Oct 17

A Mid-Mod Atomic Ranch in Long Beach — House Tour

Name: Deanna, Brian, Annabelle, and Violet, plus pets Charger, Orbit, and Cosmo
Location: Long Beach, California
Size: 1,901 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

Deanna and Brian’s home looks just like what you imagine when you think of classic mid-century modern home design. Architect Cliff May (known as the father of the ranch-style houses) designed this unique tract of homes in Long Beach in the early 1950s. “We were very lucky to buy ours from the original owners who appreciated what it means to have a ‘rancho’ home. These style homes were designed with the intent to connect to the outdoors.”

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30
Sep 17

A Blend of Two Worlds in a Scholarly & Creative Chicago Loft — House Tour

Name: Olivia Mae Romano and her cats Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Sonia Sotomayor
Location: Pilsen — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, rented

Inspired by her mother’s eye for design and skill at finding home decor gems in back alleys, Olivia has made her Pilsen loft an inspiring space. As a little girl, Olivia remembers being driven to school by her mother who would constantly pull off the road to pick up furniture she spotted. Olivia was so embarrassed when she would show up late to school because of her mother’s thriftiness. She now says she is the exact same way.

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15
Sep 17

An Earthy, Modern Victorian Cape Town Home — House Tour

Name: Ute and Steven Faure and their two daughters
Location: Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town
Size:
150 square meters (not including the central courtyard)
Years lived in:
3 years, rented

At the foot of Signal Hill you’ll find Schotsche Kloof, a vibrant neighborhood that Ute, Steven and their two young daughters call home. Their Victorian-­era home was given an update by the well-known and award-winning Chilean architect, Antonio Zaninovic, who is based in Cape Town. The result is a stylish and modern home that still retains its heritage.

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19
Aug 17

First-Time Home Buyers Renovate a Philly Row Home on a Budget — House Tour

Name: John and Melissa. Kids: Elliott and Julian. Dogs: Beatrix (Boston) and Bacon (Frenchie).
Location: South Kensington — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 1800 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

This 1800-square-foot Philadelphia row home was just a shell when Melissa and John bought it two and a half years ago. On a tight budget, they applied for a special first-time home buyer loan to allow them to rehab the existing structure. They worked closely with a contractor, consultant and architect to create their dream home (as well as did a lot of the work themselves or with the help of friends). It was a true labor of love and a practice in patience; it took Melissa and John about two years to get the house to where it is today.

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