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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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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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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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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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Jul 18

Three Roommates Share a Small Attic Apartment in Oakland — House Tour

Name: Helen, David and Nami (plus their cats Boogie and Sammie)
Location: Lower Bottoms — Oakland, California
Size: ~600 square feet
Years lived in: 5 years

Helen, David and Nami live in a two-bedroom attic apartment in a historic mansion that was converted to apartments. The space has its perks, such as the walls painted yellow (Helen’s favorite color) and its convenience to downtown Oakland and public transit. But the awkward attic space also has its drawbacks: small windows resulting in low light, weird ceilings angles, and a tiny kitchen. Despite that, the three roommates admit that its awkwardness has made coming up with solutions a fun challenge.

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May 18

A Vintage Dealer's Art-Inspired Mid-Mod Long Island Home — House Tour

Name: Kate Pearce, husband, and kids, Eva and Jo
Location: Long Island, New York
Size: 2,300 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months, owned

Having studied Art History, Kate Pearce spent many years immersed in the art world, interning at places like the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and more. But it wasn’t just art that fascinated her; she also fell in love with antiques. And after ten years of discovering sweet finds at estate sales for herself, she launched Kate Pearce Vintage in 2015.

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May 18

Steal These Rental Decorating Hacks From a '70s-Inspired Bachelorette Bungalow in California — House Tour

Name: Kit Warchol
Location: Eagle Rock — Los Angeles, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: Rent control baby!

It’s no surprise Kit Warchol is a writer/Head of Content for the female-focused website Career Contessa. Citing Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem as an inspiring force behind her home’s overall aesthetic, her sophisticated ’70s-style bohemian home is lined with books and peppered with meaningful mementos. Bonus: It’s also full of affordable DIY rental solutions.

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Apr 18

A Cozy Brooklyn Apartment's Full-Blown Renovation — House Tour

Name: Katherine Steinberg
Location: Carroll Gardens — Brooklyn, NY
Size: 825 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, owned

“Sleep on any major changes before committing,” is Katherine Steinberg’s sage advice. And after taking on a full-blown renovation when she moved into her Brooklyn apartment over two years ago, she’s had a lot of experience with making big updates in her home, everything from moving the location of a staircase to picking out wallpaper. “I have a tendency to make impulse decisions and I get very impatient. Waiting to get wallpaper samples and trying out a few different kinds helped me live with my decision,” she says.

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Apr 18

A Nature-Loving Artist's 390-Square-Foot Studio Apartment — House Tour

Name: Lisa Vanin
Location: Toronto, Canada
Size: 390 square feet
Years lived in: 7.5 years, renting

A few years ago Apartment Therapy took a tour of illustrator/fine artist Lisa Vanin’s Pint-Size Storybook Nook in Toronto. With the current challenges and sky rocketing rents in the city, rather than move somewhere new when she started to feel restless, Lisa decided to stay put and change the decor to give the space a new and fresh feeling. Check out the updates that she’s made to her “old fashioned” space. —

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