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Get Ready For July 4th With 15 Spaces That Rock Red, White, and Blue

June 29, 2017 8:09 am

Get in the holiday spirit with these interiors and exteriors that boast red, white, and blue in their own unique ways. Though these homes and buildings weren’t designed with the patriotic colors in mind, they sure do provide some Independence Day inspiration. Take a look to see the vast range of ways these colors can […]

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Martis Camp Residence 1

June 29, 2017 8:09 am

On a down-sloping wooded site in Martis Valley, this home carves a serpentine form in the topography that simultaneously provides privacy toward the street while opening towards expansive meadow and Pacific Crest mountain views beyond. The primary forms are sited to create a seamless blending of indoor and outdoor spaces beneath a single planar roof […]

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So Your Coastal Style Is: Cape Cod and the Islands (10 photos)

June 29, 2017 8:09 am

Its settlement may have started with hardworking Puritans and daring whalers, but Massachusetts’ Cape Cod and the nearby islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are now known as relaxing summer vacation spots. With legendary light and a wild landscape that attract artists (Edward Hopper painted here),… Houzz Galleries

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Houzz Tour: A Fresh Take on Tradition (9 photos)

June 29, 2017 8:09 am

The young professional couple had loved high-rise condo living in Chicago’s Lincoln Park and had begun raising their family there. But with their children growing older, they felt it was time for a move to the suburbs. The bones and airy floor plan of the traditional house they bought in Winnetka, Illinois,… Houzz Galleries

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Designer Lookbook: Board & Vellum's Second Story Add-on

June 25, 2017 8:09 am

Bigger isn’t always better. In the case of this West Seattle remodel, the owners were set against a large, looming addition that they feared would overwhelm surrounding homes. They turned to Seattle design firm Board & Vellum, where they found the solution to their need for extra space. In a surprisingly compact 740 square feet, […]

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Reimagining the California Ranch, Low/Rise House Sets a New Standard For Sustainability

June 25, 2017 8:09 am

The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the site, and the local climate in a fresh interpretation of suburban housing. Not every architect launches a practice by building a new home for their parents, but such was the case with Dan Spiegel of San Francisco-based […]

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14 Design Tips You Might Have Missed This Week (17 photos)

June 25, 2017 8:09 am

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Winning Combination: Wood and White in the Bedroom (12 photos)

June 25, 2017 8:09 am

When you think of a palette of wood and white, a sleek kitchen might come to mind, or even a modern sunroom. But this neutral and serene pairing can also be a winning combination for the bedroom. White adds a clean, calm feeling to a room, while the warm tones and organic textures of wood […]

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7 Off-the-Grid Homes That Will Make You Want to Unplug

June 22, 2017 8:06 am

The chaos of modern life – with the constant stream of emails, multitude of devices and keeping pace with modern technology – can be exhausting. If you’ve ever thought about throwing away all your electronics, living sustainably or finally ditching life in the city, these seven off-the-grid homes may have just what you need. Ambajejus […]

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Mortgage Rates Start Summer Near 2017 Lows … Will It Hold?

June 22, 2017 8:06 am

This month the Federal Reserve hiked rates for the third time in seven months. Does this mean the end of low mortgage rates? Let’s take a closer look to see how it impacts your home-buying and refinancing plans. What is a Fed rate hike, anyway? The Fed Funds Rate is an overnight bank-to-bank lending rate. […]

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