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House Envy: Inverted Warehouse Townhouse

By Lori Smith on Mar 30, 2014

The Inverted Warehouse Townhouse is a spectacular addition and renovation by Dean Wolf Architects of a TriBeCa, New York loft building. Conceived as an excavation of dissipating energy, three double story volumes are voided from... Continue reading

diy, decor, remodeling, basements

Interior Inspiration: Incredible Makeover of Basement Turned Home Pub

By Lori Smith on Feb 08, 2014

This unique basement transformation into a home pub with a wine cellar was designed by Crisp Architects in New York City, New York. Here is a description of the renovation project from the architects, “Seldom... Continue reading


House Envy: A Modern Vineyard Retreat in Sonoma

By Lori Smith on Dec 29, 2013

Hydeaway House is a modern vineyard retreat in the Carneros region of Sonoma, California, designed by Schwartz and Architecture. The simple, one-story 2,000 square foot floor plan is not unlike any number of recent pre-fabricated... Continue reading

living spaces, decor

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Living Room Cozier

By Lori Smith on Dec 21, 2013

One of the best things about Christmas is surely hunkering down in front of a roaring fire, should you be lucky enough to have one. Picture the scene: you’re resplendent in your favorite Christmas jumper,... Continue reading


House Envy: Big Timber Residence in Montana

By Lori Smith on Dec 20, 2013

Big Timber Residence is a sole shelter on a 2000-acre Montana ranch along the river banks of Big Timber, Montana, designed by Hughes Umbanhowar Architects. The 3,800 square foot house is sited in a clearing... Continue reading


House Envy: Modern Treehouse Above a Roaring River

By Lori Smith on Dec 19, 2013

Feldman Residence is a single family contemporary home situated next to a roaring river in the mountains of Woody Creek, Colorado, designed by David Johnston Architects. Situated on a steep, wooded bank (the lot slants... Continue reading


House Envy: North Star Ranch in Southern Colorado

By Lori Smith on Dec 18, 2013

North Star Ranch explores a distinctive Mediterranean architectural style by Miller Architects in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Southern Colorado. The owner raises cutting horses, but has spent much of her... Continue reading