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Monday April 21st, 2014

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A Childhood Home Transformed

Chris and Amber Earl have only lived in their home for two years, but Chris’ history with the house goes back all the way to his childhood. In the 1940s Chris’ grandparents built this North Hollywood tract home and he spent many a summer playing in the back yard. Now he shares it with his…

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Monday January 20th, 2014

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Historic Details in an Old Brooklyn Apartment

Rachel Howe has lived in this Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment for almost three years. While she had gotten somewhat comfortable living in railroad-style apartments found throughout Brooklyn,  the layout of her current apartment feels much better. It reminds her of the old house she grew up in, with its idiosyncratic features (lots of small rooms) and…

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Monday July 15th, 2013

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In Chicago, An Apartment with a Sartorial Approach

Kristin Kerr Luber lives in the River North neighborhood of Chicago where she resides in a modernist high-rise designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center in New York. Kristin fell in love with the building when she saw in on the Chicago architectural boat tour and was determined to find a…

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Monday May 20th, 2013

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A Mid-century Modern Eichler Original

This home, in the San Francisco Bay area, is a mid-century modern aficionado’s dream. When Carolyn Piotroski and her husband Joseph found this 1964 custom Eichler, it was so neglected that Carolyn didn’t even want to get out of the car. But when Joseph persuaded her, and she found herself entering the home through a…

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Monday December 17th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Melanie, Ryan & Beck Blodgett

Melanie Blodgett, her husband, Ryan, and son, Beck, purchased their first home in Denver, Colorado, 11 months ago (a big step up from their old, dark and cramped apartment with popcorn ceiling). Melanie has about five different jobs related to blogging and social media but can frequently be found at You Are My Fave. She’s…

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Monday August 13th, 2012

Monday April 30th, 2012

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Sneak peek: Liz Cook

Native Chicagoan Liz Cook lives in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. She loves the process of apartment hunting, but this was the first place she visited three years ago, and she was immediately sold on its vintage details, open layout and view of the nursery that neighbors the building. Liz grew up going to garage sales with…

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Monday April 16th, 2012

Monday March 28th, 2011

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sneak peek: philip newton

sneak peek: philip newton

Canadian-born photographer Philip Newton traveled the world shooting fashion, portrait, travel, sport and personal photographs before opting to settle down in Seattle to raise three kids. When he found this house, it was slated to be torn down and replaced by a McMansion. Philip was able to save it, and after a nine-month reconstruction job and…

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Monday March 7th, 2011

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Monday February 22nd, 2010

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sneak peek: max wanger

sneak peek: max wanger

photographer max wanger, and his lovely fiancee, margaux (who works for giant robot magazine and shoots with max on the weekends) searched for over a year before they found their bright & colorful 1940s art deco apartment in west hollywood. now, after 5 very busy months of work and travel, it’s finally starting to come…

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Friday August 7th, 2009

Friday July 31st, 2009

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sneak peek: kate and ryan white of fossil

sneak peek: kate and ryan white of fossil

i’ve always dreamed of living an apartment that originally served another purpose, and kate and ryan white – catalog merchant and watch designer for fossil – are living my dream. this couple that got married last september found their first home in a 1920s building that used to be the department store tiche-goettinger [in dallas]….

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Wednesday July 29th, 2009

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sneak peek: jill elliott sones of fossil

sneak peek: jill elliott sones of fossil

lately we’ve been lucky enough to have a handful sneak peeks into the beautiful homes of the team at fossil (don’t miss shay’s incredible place here!). today we’re looking into the dallas of creative director, jill elliott sones who works with the collaborative team that works on the brand direction. jill recently got married and…

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Monday July 13th, 2009

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sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

sneak peek: tanya aguiniga

in 2006 furniture and textile designer tanya aguiniga moved to this charming little LA bungalow with her husband and sister in search of off-street parking and a studio space. the location is great in a quiet, tree-lined section of LA, nestled between silverlake and glendale, where they have views of endless mountains and wonderful galleries,…

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Tuesday June 23rd, 2009

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sneak peek: dave and surya

sneak peek: dave and surya

today’s special tuesday sneak peek belongs to dave and surya of wee gallery and shop worthy. this designing duo creates art card and wall graphics for little ones, in addition to completing some lovely before & after projects in their spare time. today they’re sharing they’re beautiful 1920s st. petersburg, florida bungalow with us so…

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