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15 Ways to Get Your Home in a Summer Mood (15 photos)

June 10, 2017 1:57 pm

The days are lengthening; the nights are warmer — it’s time to start thinking summer. From white curtains billowing in the breeze, sleeping porches, shell collections and wildflowers to fresh juice in the morning and nautical stripes, certain things just beg to be… Houzz Galleries

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5 Reasons We Crave This Caribbean Villa

June 8, 2017 1:54 pm

Views from every room, even underwater Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on almost every side, this 11,000-square-foot estate is a waterfront oasis. Turquoise water melds with the warm gold of the sunrise (the house was designed to face east for that gorgeous, early morning glow); plus, a glass-enclosed pool allows swimmers to look out at the […]

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A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn

June 8, 2017 1:54 pm

A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina. In 2009, Dawn Casale and Dave Crofton faced a quandary: With the arrival of their son, Nate, they had outgrown their apartment in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. And though unwilling to stray far from nearby Boerum […]

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The Coyle

June 8, 2017 1:54 pm

Located on a long peninsula extending south into Hood Canal, this vacation house for a Seattle family draws inspiration from its site and the owner’s Danish roots. Using the clean, economical forms and materials of the classic Danish sommerhus as inspiration, three gabled structures totaling 1700 square feet are carefully integrated with the site to […]

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A Perfect Day for a Sandcastle Contest (23 photos)

June 8, 2017 1:54 pm

The 58 teams that competed in the 31st Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition could not have been more pleased with the weather conditions on Saturday, June 3, in Galveston, Texas. The sun shone overhead. The temperatures stayed in the 80s. And a cool breeze blew off the Gulf of Mexico. “It could not have… Houzz Galleries

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The Rules of Summer: Living Room Edition (8 photos)

June 8, 2017 1:54 pm

From beach days to bonfire nights, summer is all about easy outdoor living. But between adventures, it’s important to have a relaxing space to gather and regroup. Create some of that unhurried spirit at home with these eight rules of summer that give simple pleasures top billing. Houzz Galleries

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Is Buying a 'Starter Home' Still Smart?

June 6, 2017 1:54 pm

When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common to buy a “starter home” – a modest, small dwelling. As their families grew and careers advanced, they moved into bigger or better homes. Now, many people struggle to come up with the down payment for a first home. They may wonder if it’s […]

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10 Modernist Beach Home Rentals to Escape to This Summer

June 6, 2017 1:54 pm

Modernist beach homes offer more than just close proximity to the ocean—their clean, bold designs and abundance of natural light serve as extensions of their tranquil landscapes. They’re often constructed to work in harmony with the surrounding environment and to highlight the light, airy qualities found in coastal locales. And for travelers, these rentals offer […]

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Northwoods House

June 6, 2017 1:54 pm

This home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula frames and emphasizes its natural context, making nature its focus. The design reacts to the surrounding environment, dissolving inside/outside boundaries and creating composed views into the woods and towards the water. Exterior materials will weather over time to match the surroundings, while colors in the interior are inspired by […]

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Outdoor Rooms: Take a Seat by the Fire Fit (12 photos)

June 6, 2017 1:54 pm

Set the mood for a stylish outdoor party or a laid-back evening at home with a cozy fire feature and inviting seats close by. With so many fire pit and outdoor furniture options on the market in terms of shape, size, style and material, it can be difficult to judge what will work well together […]

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