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House Envy: Spectacular New York City Penthouse

By Lori Smith on Apr 29, 2014

Spotted on Sotheby’s, this stunning duplex penthouse features brilliant light, quality craftsmanship and timeless design mingled together to create a one of a kind on Greenwich Street, New York. This three bedroom loft offers 4,500... Continue reading

architecture, decor, living spaces

House Envy: Cape Cod Style Estate in Vancouver

By Lori Smith on Apr 26, 2014

This beautiful waterfront estate inspired by the Cape Cod style of the East Coast has been designed by Jodi Foster Design + Planning, is sprawled out on 10 acres in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The... Continue reading


55 Visually Striking Backyard Pond Ideas

By Lori Smith on Apr 18, 2014

Summer is rapidly approaching and it’s time to start planning your backyard oasis with not just plants and flowers but considering the possibility of adding a pond design. If you enjoy spending your time outdoors... Continue reading

architecture, decor

House Envy: Modern Mountain Retreat in Jackson Hole

By Lori Smith on Apr 02, 2014

JH Modern is a contemporary mountain retreat for a couple from Texas designed by Pearson Design Group, situated in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The owners, one a physician turned entrepreneur and the other an oncologist, wanted... Continue reading

architecture, decor

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

architecture, decor

Interior Inspiration: Row House Renovation

By Lori Smith on Mar 31, 2014

Prospect Heights Row House is a stunning renovation project carried out by Delson or Sherman Architects situated in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York. On a tight budget, architect Jeff Sherman purchased this wrecked row house,... 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