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Dec 18

An Event Planner's Modern, Quiet Quonset Hut in Detroit — House Tour

Name: Haley Lertola
Location: True North — Detroit, Michigan
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 1/2 year, renting

Haley Lertola owns an event planning and design company, Detroit Cultivated, where she’s “committed to disrupting the Detroit event industry by creating inspired experiences that incorporate sustainable practices. One of the goals of each event is to transport guests to a truly original setting. In late 2016 we planned a dinner party for a corporate client in the two original Quonset huts. I loved every minute of working in the Quonset hut. I felt inspired by its unique shape and the natural light that was let in on such on a cold, December day in Michigan.”

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Dec 18

A Minimal and Modern Amsterdam Houseboat Is Dreamy — House Tour

Name: Annelies, Hans, their son Scott and Harry the dog
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Size: 1,507 square feet
Years lived in: 7 years, owned

Born and bred on a houseboat, Annelies has lived on the water practically her whole life. She and her husband Hans had a brief stint of living in a conventional house, but after a year and a half living on land, a great opportunity popped up that they couldn’t resist: a mooring spot became available a stone’s throw away from where Annelies spent her childhood. Eager to build their own house, the couple jumped at this unique chance. The location is fantastic — since the water is right behind a levee it’s very quiet, and yet it’s merely a 10-minute bike ride to the center of Amsterdam.

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Nov 18

This Home Is Cool New York Loft Meets Chic London Flat — House Tour

Name: Laura Burkitt and Ben Sarner
Location: Queen’s Park, London
Size: 1,229 square feet
Years Lived In: 18 months, owned

Laura Burkitt, a lifestyle and event stylist, bought this two-bedroom flat in Queens Park, London with her boyfriend a year and a half ago. “We bought the apartment as we wanted a garden flat, and decided to do an extension and renovation to make more of the space.” Laura left the magazine world to go freelance 18 months ago, so this was a perfect job for her to focus on at the time.

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Nov 18

Cats and Bright Colors in an Eclectic Modern Country Home — House Tour

Name: Katie Day, her partner and three adorable cats
Location: Dayboro — Queensland, Australia
Years lived in: 7 months, owned

Katie has only recently moved into her cute Queenslander-style home in the country town of Dayboro, a 50-minute drive from Brisbane, Australia. The home was lovingly restored by a local building firm, and Katie’s added her “modern country” style to the space…along with filling the house with three cats and colorful sofas. Moving from the inner suburbs, Katie is thrilled to call this new house “home.”

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24
Nov 18

A Photographer's Sunny Pre-War Apartment in Chicago — House Tour

Name: Samantha, Kevin and fluffy dog, Sherman
Location: Hyde Park — Chicago, Illinois
Size: 750 square feet

Located on a cozy tree-lined street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood (home to the University of Chicago), Samantha and Kevin’s apartment is a beautiful fusion of vintage, handmade, and unfussy decor, all housed in a sunny pre-war apartment unit framed by elegant stained glass windows. Take a look at this love letter to vintage Chicago city living.

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17
Nov 18

A Food Stylist's Charming Petite Studio — House Tour

Name: Kim Mahair
Location: West Hollywood, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

Kim Mahair is a food photographer and stylist who was given “first dibs” on her West Hollywood studio apartment after her friend, the home’s previous tenant, moved out. Years of actively coveting the petite studio’s dreamy french windows and charming details paid off. All of the furniture in Kim’s small studio is a vintage find, or was inherited when she moved in, giving her the perfect Parisian-style perch, overlooking the enchanting West Hollywood sites below.

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16
Nov 18

A Menswear Designer's Sophisticated, Small Brooklyn Studio — House Tour

Name: Thomas Finney
Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 400 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

When Thomas moved into his studio three years ago, functionality and style were his primary concerns. “This is the first place I’ve actually invested in. Before, I just had IKEA everything.” Despite its proximity to a grade school playground (literally across the street) and shop-lined Brooklyn streets, thanks to Thomas’ signature style, the space captures the coziness of a log cabin.

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Nov 18

A New Orleans House in Disrepair Becomes a Shining Gem Once Again — House Tour

Name: Wesley & Levi Janssen; their kids James (6), Anders (5), and Julia (1); and the family dog Logan.
Location: Mid City — New Orleans, Louisiana
Size: 1,690 square feet upstairs; 1,200 in raised basement apartment
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

It was the second-to-last last day of Wesley Janssen’s maternity leave when a “for sale” sign in front of a stately raised-basement Art and Crafts style home caught her eye five years ago. The real estate listing only had one picture, but the price was surprisingly low for the neighborhood. Although she and her husband Levi weren’t actively searching for a new home, Wesley’s instincts told her she needed to get inside and check it out.

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Nov 18

A Tiny 232-Square-Foot San Francisco Studio Is Bright, Comfy — House Tour

Name: Cindy Zhang
Location: Soma — San Francisco, California
Size: 232 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Finding a nice, affordable apartment has become a challenge for anyone moving to San Francisco. When Cindy Zhang moved in 2016 from San Diego, she was super happy to find a cute little studio in the hip neighborhood of Soma. Though she moved from this super small space and now lives in a slightly larger (but just as beautiful home) since this tour last published, this studio shows you don’t have to live in a huge space to live comfortably.

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31
Oct 18

A 1960s Portland Home After a "Fast & Furious" Remodel — House Tour

Name: Kami Gray, her husband Bryant and dogs Ben and George
Location: Mt. Tabor Neighborhood — Southeast Portland, Oregon
Size: 2,968 square feet
Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned

Kami and Bryant started dating when they both lived on different floors of the same condo building. After falling in love, they decided to buy a house to live in together. They purchased a home on Mt. Tabor — an extinct volcano and one of the highest points in Portland — and jumped right into a major remodel.

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