06
Mar 19

Before and After: An Unloved A-Frame Turned Retro-Inspired Retreat

Van Norden Lodge is an ode to the glory days of cabin life. The style inspiration is “summer camp meets mid-century chalet.”
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05
Mar 19

An Artist's 450-Square-Foot Philly Apartment Is a Harmonious Hodgepodge — House Tour

Name: Amanda Marshall and Bug (the kitty)
Location: Queen Village — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 450 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, renting

Amanda lives in a quaint 450-square-foot apartment in Queen Village with her cat Bug. Her day job is at Bluecadet Interactive in Fishtown, where she’s surrounded by positive, creative people. An artist herself, Amanda has found decorating her home to be a great outlet for her creative energy; most of the brightly colored interior paintings scattered throughout the space are her own.

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06
Feb 19

This 119-Year-Old Denver Home Is a Plant- and Animal-Filled Miniature Zoo — House Tour

Name: Madeleine Schaffner and roomie Lyndsey Mueller
Location: Denver, Colorado
Size: 1,231 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, renting

Residing in our 119-year-old home is a wide array of plants, animals, and two human beings (me, Madeleine, and my roommate Lyndsey). We think of our space as a miniature interactive zoo, with 70+ houseplants keeping every room company, plus one bearded dragon, two geckos, two snakes, two cats, two hermit crabs, and two fish that guests love to observe and handle. We have bounced around from place to place each year, never fully expanding our roots, so we intended on this house being a temporary haven like the others. However, the bright space begged for more plants and our love for all things living expanded to reptiles and other small critters that bring us so much joy. Gradually the house became more full, alive, and a passion project of creating sanctuary for as long as we have the opportunity to live here.

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04
Jan 19

The Dream of the '90s Is Alive in an Artist's Portland Home — House Tour

Name: Pilar Zeta and husband
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 3,500 square feet
Years Lived In: 1 year, owned

Let 2019 be the year of exploring homes that are inspiring representations of the people who live within. This Portland, Oregon, house is home to Argentinean visual artist and creative director Pilar Zeta, whose professional life has been marked by impressive creative collaborations: She was the art director for Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams” album, created live visuals for Katy Perry’s “Witness: The Tour,” rebranded EM Cosmetics, and has been featured in publications like Vogue and T Magazine. Successes no doubt due to her very recognizable visual style, which often features vibrant hues, strong shapes, minimal compositions, and “1980s and 1990s meet the future” vibes. Everything from her recently released debut music album “Moments of Reality” to her carefully curated clothing style to the interiors of the home she shares with her husband are all a tight expression of her creative vision. And an inspiring reminder to everyone that it’s your home and you can do whatever you want.

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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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11
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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19
Sep 18

This Cozy Renovated Cabin Will Make You Crave Fall Temps — House Tour

Name: Jenny McClary and Allie Leepson
Location: Wardsboro, Vermont
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

We bought our three-bedroom, Adirondack-style cabin in southern Vermont (smack in between Stratton and Mount Snow). We were impulsive with the buy, but it has turned out so well. The cabin was built in ’82 and sits on about 1.5 acres of land. The interiors are covered in knotty pine and feature unfinished stone flooring in the kitchen, front entryway, around the fireplace, and the sliding door to our wrap-around deck. We did nearly all of the renovations ourselves (painting, changing light fixtures, swapping out functional hardware, etc.). Our goal was to turn this traditional Vermont ski cabin into a well-designed space that’s more than just a place to take your snow boots off.

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08
Sep 18

An Inherited Childhood Home Gets a Modern Makeover — House Tour

Name: Timothy Kolstad
Location: San Jose, California
Size: 1,888 square feet
Years lived in: 27 years (on and off); Owned for 2 years

Timothy never expected he’d end up back in San Jose living in his childhood home. He inherited the house two years ago, and since then, he’s worked hard to remodel the space and make it his own, which he says hasn’t been an easy task on a limited budget. “The house has always been full, so to be living here on my own is bizarre,” he says. “Nobody expects to live in the home they grew up in as an adult, so making it ‘my own’ has been a big part of the process.”

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24
Aug 18

A Modern, Colorful and Clever Seattle Home — House Tour

Name: Evan and Gavin Gregory
Location: Parkwood — Shoreline (Seattle), Washington
Size: 920 square feet
Years lived in: 7.5 years, owned

On an unassuming residential street in a suburb just north of Seattle, you’ll find a house down a hill, surrounded by bushes and hidden by a fence. One step into Evan and Gavin’s front yard and it feels as though you’ve been transported to a relaxing sanctuary far from the bustle of the city.

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Aug 18

A Kitschy, Pink-alicious Apartment that Says No! to Minimalism — House Tour

Name: Alex and Sean
Location: Grand Lake — Oakland, California
Size: 500 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years, renting

Alex and Sean refuse to leave any walls bare in their Oakland apartment. Though tiny, the couple says there is always room for more kitsch, color, and mid-century treasures. It’s also very likely there is not one white wall in their apartment, either. Both their childhood homes were filled with kitsch, so when they met and realized they shared a love for mid-century furniture, classic TV, and cheesy movies, it was a perfect fit. “It was great to finally find a gay guy who loved Morticia and Gomez Addams as much as I did,” Alex says. “We decorated this place together with stuff we always wanted to have, and every room has a bit of both of us in it.”

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