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My Houzz: Nature-Inspired Home for Work and Play in New Orleans (33 photos)

May 27, 2017 1:48 pm

For Erin Wexstten and Yuri Hart, it was their senses that led them to relocate to New Orleans from Brooklyn. “Nature is extremely important to us and is a big part of both of our upbringings,” Hart says. “Palm trees in sight and the smell of jasmine are constant reminders of why we moved and […]

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New This Week: These Graphic Backsplashes Pump Up White Cabinets (6 photos)

May 27, 2017 1:48 pm

White cabinets remain a popular choice for kitchens. But some people worry that large swaths of white will create a boring, ho-hum feel. To amp up all that white and still get that clean, serene feeling, try looking… Houzz Galleries

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Richard Meier on Designing With Marble

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Notable for his commanding buildings clad in bright white aluminum, architect Richard Meier, who recently celebrated 50 years in the industry has become increasingly comfortable working with stone. It was his work on the Getty center in Los Angeles—for which he hand-picked, quarried, and “guillotined” 1.2 million square feet of beige travertine into one of […]

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Home to Tea House Transformation

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

In Eugene, Oregon, designer Ben Waechter turned a residential home into a tea house and sampling room by borrowing ideas from another building typology: the theater. A theater is crafted to quite literally hold center stage. From its grand proscenium that frames the performance platform to its scale that signifies its monumentality, a classic theater […]

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Latin America meets South East Asia at Bochinche, Singapore

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Bochinche, the word for ‘gossip’ in Latin American Spanish, has been conceived as a casual, lively yet sophisticated space where chef Diego Jacquet’s knack for combining bold flavours with quality ingredients can take centre stage. Offering a Latin American vibe with a South East Asian twist, London and Singapore based design agency Viewport Studio wanted […]

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Houzz Tour: In Japan, Farmhouse Style Inspires an Island Home (18 photos)

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

On the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, on a farm atop a small hill overlooking the sea, stands a house owned by Japanese actor Chieko Higuchi. It’s a delightful retreat where Higuchi’s family and friends can spend a few weeks of the year with her and experience farming.“My father, who bought… Houzz Galleries

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Black Knight Financial Services unveils municipal lien search

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Black Knight Financial Services is rolling out a new tool that it will help identify municipal liens that would go unseen in a typical property report and are outside the scope of title insurance coverage. Here are the details. HousingWire.com Topics

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Have issues with the Zestimate? Zillow is offering $1 million to fix it

May 25, 2017 1:48 pm

Zillow knows its “Zestimate,” the online real estate giant’s property value estimation tool, isn’t perfect. Even after years of consistently working on the algorithm that powers the Zestimate, Zillow still acknowledges that its Zestimate error rate is still 5% nationwide. But Zillow wants to do something about it, and it’s offering up a sizable carrot […]

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Renters: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

May 24, 2017 7:48 am

For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like creating a budget and saving for a down payment are obvious. Here are five more advanced steps toward moving out of your rental and into a dream home of your own. Understand the full cost of homeownership As a renter, a single rental fee covers your monthly […]

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A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium

May 24, 2017 7:48 am

In this Brussels mansion, nothing has a price tag, but almost everything is for sale. Here, two design experts curate their fantasy house. In 2010, Ike Udechuku and Kathryn Smith moved into a neoclassical house in the Saint-Gilles district and set out to create what Udechuku calls “a gallery of the living experience.” Several times […]

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