A Wonderful Remodeled Portland Home Embraces Wabi-Sabi — House Tour

Name: Angela and Wubbi the BulldogLocation: SE Portland, OregonSize: 2,500 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, owned When Angela purchased her turn-of-the-century home, the kitchen was literally falling off the back of the house. “After moving in, I learned the original 1906 kitchen was moved from the center of the house onto the BACK PORCH! That little tidbit explained the slope of the kitchen floor! I had myself a genuine indoor/outdoor kitchen. For that reason and more, everything was ripped out down to the studs, a solid foundation was poured, and all new everything was installed…” READ MORE » Powered Read More

A Cool Chicago Condo Didn't Start Out This Way — House Call

Name: Jamie Nuccio, my cat, RubyLocation: West Loop — Chicago, IllinoisSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 1 year, owned As soon as I walked into this space, I had a strong gut feeling that it was “the one” (it was only the second place that I toured when I started my condo search!). The walls were painted a dingy mint color, the bedroom carpet was hunter green and about 1,000 years old, all of the fixtures and hardware were outdated, but the natural light is amazing and the view and location can’t be beat. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A 600-Square-Foot Railroad Apartment in Alphabet City — House Tour

Name: Maggie and Lucas Vocos Location: Alphabet City, Manhattan Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 4 months, renting Maggie and Lucas Vocos met and fell in love in Chicago, moved to Los Angeles for work, and then moved to Brooklyn for work again. After living in relatively peaceful neighborhoods in the aforementioned cities, they decided it was time to try out the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. They settled on Alphabet City, snagging a great pre-war railroad apartment surrounded by all that the Lower East Side has to offer. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A 420-Square-Foot Studio Is Small, But Comes With a View — House Tour

Name: Kirstie MaryottLocation: Lower Pacific heights — San Francisco, CaliforniaSize: 420 square feetYears lived in: Rented 2 years Kirstie has bounced around from state to state the past few years of her life, including stops in Colorado, Virginia and Georgia. A California native, she has called the Bay Area home for the last two years, where she lives in a charming studio on the top floor of a building in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. “This little studio has been a great place to call home during my time in San Francisco,” Kirstie said. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A Brooklyn Home Designed With Healing in Mind — Video House Tour

Name: Hayley Cranberry and Calvin StarkLocation: Bushwick — Brooklyn, NYYears lived in: 3.5 years, renting Hayley Cranberry didn’t just design her apartment to look good; she designed it to feel good. In fact, her apartment was crafted to be a safe haven from the chaos New York City can be. It was also thoughtfully arranged to help support her life, career and health. Hayley lives with a chronic illness known as ulcerative colitis, so her home isn’t just where she stores her stuff and sleeps. It’s where she seeks comfort, creates her art, and heals when she needs to. READ Read More

This Minimal Greyhound Bus-Turned-Tiny-Home Is Lovely — House Tour

Name: Jessie LipskinLocation: Asbury Park, New JerseySize: 400 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, owned I grew up in Manhattan, so smaller square footage and limited space have never been an issue for me. I’ve always been very organized and love the idea of holding onto only what you really need. For me, that mainly includes things that hold sentimental value, particularly items that were handed down to me from my family. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

"Mean Girls" Musical's Barrett Wilbert Weed's Small Hell's Kitchen Studio — House Tour

Name: Barrett Wilbert WeedLocation: Hell’s Kitchen — NYCSize: 400 square feetYears lived in: 2 years, renting Much of the gossip surrounding this year’s Tonys centers around the Mean Girls musical, inspired of course by the movie of the same name (a movie that was written by Tina Fey and has a devoted and quote-reciting cult following). The musical, which opened on Broadway this past April, is just as big of a hit, earning 12 Tony Awards nominations this year, including Best Musical. Barrett Wilbert Weed is the talented cast member who plays Janis Sarkisian. Along with having a great set Read More

An Avid Craigslister's Black-and-White Brooklyn Rental Is Full of Deals — House Tour

Name: Rachael Bennett and cute puppy, KumaLocation: Crown Heights — Brooklyn, NYSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 6 months, renting Architect Rachael Bennett doesn’t think you should be scared of designing without color. “I find many people think that ‘neutrals’ or ‘black and white’ is either going to be boring (beige on beige on beige, or worse, sterile and cold),” she writes. “But the amount of richness and warmth you can create with just texture, pattern, and materiality, makes for a space just as visually interesting as one with color.” Her home—a 900-square-foot apartment she’s been renting for over six Read More

The Founder of WKNDLA Has a Minimal, Tailored Home — House Tour

Name: Matt and Cindy Zell and Timber the kittyLocation: North Hollywood, CaliforniaSize: 900 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 years, owned Matt and Cindy are two very visual people in their jobs, so it makes sense that their home is also a reflection of visual art. Matt works in visual effects and Cindy is a jewelry designer (WKNDLA) and fiber artist. And her work can be seen all throughout their home. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

A 430-Square-Foot Shared Dutch Apartment Is Inspiringly Adorable — House Tour

Name: Lisanne and Romy Location: Utrecht, The NetherlandsSize: 430 square feetYears lived in: 3 years, renting (Romy moved in half a year ago) Lisanne and Romy share a tiny apartment — only 430 square feet! — in the heart of historic Utrecht. With space maximization in mind, these roommates purchased appropriately sized furniture. Elements that match the women’s personalities fill the cozy Dutch canal apartment. And though the apartment floor is small, their style choices make the home feel airy and bigger than it is. If only moving into the apartment had been easier… READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico