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Monday June 30th, 2014

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Bright and Airy in Madrid

Four years ago, when Margarita and Antonio found this apartment in Madrid, Spain, they knew it would be perfect for their growing family – after a few renovations, that is. But because the apartment had been built in 1932 and designed by renowned Spanish architect, Antonio Palacios, it was an historically protected building, and so…

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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 July 30th, 2012

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sneak peek: benedicte sartorio and emmanuel clouet

Benedicte Sartorio and Emmanuel Clouet are a French couple with four children living in Earl’s Court in southwest London. Benedicte is a freelance visual merchandiser working for various fashion and children’s retailers, while her husband works in the luxury industry. In their home, they like to keep things minimal for their busy lives, so everything…

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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

Monday January 10th, 2011

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sneak peek: olimpia zagnoli

sneak peek: olimpia zagnoli

Olimpia Zagnoli is an illustrator based in Milan and New York. Her work has been published in numerous publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, GOOD, the Boston Globe and more. She works mainly in the editorial field but sometimes enjoys drawing on shop windows, t-shirts or sidewalks….

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Monday November 8th, 2010

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Monday June 14th, 2010

Monday May 17th, 2010

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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