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The rise, fall (and rise again) of the much-loved bungalow

They’re much maligned by some as a throwback to an unfashionable age, but despite that buyers love them. Bungalows are routinely voted in surveys to be the most desirable property type in the UK for all age groups. A poll by retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stone found that 54 per cent of …

Peek Inside Oprah’s New Island House

For the most part, Oprah Winfrey’s list of favorite things is ever-changing. But if there’s one thing that stays constant, it’s the media mogul’s …

Wine Cellars

10 of the Most Inspiring Tiny Home Interiors on Instagram

Once an alternative living solution, tiny homes are now firmly in the mainstream. Their minimalist and functional designs have become inspiration for …

Interior Design

Kapsimalis Architects refurbishes Santorini cave house

Greek studio Kapsimalis Architects updated a sequence of cave-like subterranean spaces and vaulted rooms in this holiday home on the island of …

Living Rooms

This gorgeous tiny home is perfect for entertaining guests

Today’s tiny homes are often built with many incredible features, but creating a spacious living room with ample seating continues to be a huge …

Living Rooms

Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement

Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.<p>Many people choose to live in older …

Home Improvement

DS House / Planned Living Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In the ocean beach environs of Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula, this house presents itself as a …

Design Your Dream House

Hello, friends! I’m so excited about this post! Whether you’re just now in the process of buying your first home, or you’ve been in your home for …

Home Improvement

How to Get Your Home Show Ready

Everyone knows that selling your house is a big decision, and there are so many emotions involved, not to mention all of the work it takes to get …

Everything You Need to Know About the Pre-Approval Process

You’ve probably heard of the “pre-approval process,” but many people don’t know or fully understand what it actually means. I’m excited to chat with …

Personal Finance

A 1970s UFO House Gains a Glorious Renovation

A unique UFO house in Italy is saved from the chopping block thanks to an energy-efficient renovation.<p>A homage to the bold charms of midcentury Space Age design, the UFO House has been restored to its former brilliance thanks to the work of architect Stefan Hitthaler.<p>The homeowners originally …

Architecture

A 1958 Midcentury With Stunning L.A. Views Lists For $2.2M

On the market for the first time in 10 years, this classic midcentury home was architect Ray Kappe's first commission.<p>Designed in 1958 by Los Angeles architect and SCI-Arc founder Ray Kappe, the Waymire Residence is a stunning example of classic midcentury style. With sweeping city views and much …

Vintage

Modest Hillside House Reminiscent Of Cozy Mid-Century Modern Homes

Designed for a family wishing to downsize and to simplify their lives, this cozy hillside house located in Paradise Valley. US is reminiscent of …

Mid-Century modern

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company Dubldom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

This Is What a $50,000 Backyard Looks Like

While the grass may be a bit patchy—no surprise in Southern California—this 90-year-old yard actually looks pretty great. The house looks nice, the …

Living Rooms

An Extended Garden Pavilion Enhances a 1920s Cottage

Sitting adjacent to the Morningside residence, this new open-air pavilion beckons the family outside every day of the year.<p>For this home renovation located in the Brisbane suburb of Morningside, it was important to Kieron Gait Architects and their clients to preserve the presence of the original …

Architecture

10 Things Your Electrician Wants You to Know

Almost every home uses electric service to one degree or another. And sooner or later, something is going to go wrong with your home’s electrical …

Home Improvement

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley is selling his gorgeous Nashville compound

See pictures of the stunning property!<p>This is how Brian Kelley rolls … and we love it!<p>The Florida Georgia Line band member just put his Nashville compound on sale for $6.24 million, and it features six structures — each of them beautiful and completely unique.<p>Located on 70 acres of land surrounded …

Living Rooms

Hayden Panettiere is selling her insanely charming Nashville home

“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere is saying goodbye to her home in one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.<p>The actress has just put her gorgeous 5,000-square-foot house on the market, and it’s got country charm to boot!<p>Located in the Green Hills neighborhood (where the famous Bluebird Cafe …

Selling

Shapeshifter House

Rising from the sandy terrain like a desert mirage, the Shapeshifter House is a sculpted extension of the Nevada landscape. The home was built for a …

Architecture

Revel in Scandinavian Design at This Seaside Holiday Home

On the edge of Denmark’s Thy National Park, a design-led retreat offers refuge in a sunny, coastal landscape.<p>Staying true to Nordic design, Danish architect Søren Sarup of Puras Architects has fashioned a holiday home using simple, natural materials that take cues from the North Sea landscape.<p>With …

National Parks

How to convey ownership of a home to a relative

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin<p><b>Q</b>: In 2009, my wife and I bought a fixer-upper on the auction block in a small town in Alabama so my brother and his wife and son had a place to live. My brother is a darn good carpenter who went through this house several times and convinced me to buy it. And now …

Real Estate

The best portable air conditioners

Feeling uncomfortably warm this summer? Get yourself a portable air conditioner. Designed for a single room or smaller space, portable air …

Portable

Cut Your Cooling Costs

Cut your cooling costs with these money-saving tips If you have central air conditioning or a window air conditioning unit, you can cut your electric …

Home Improvement

The strange underground homes in the middle of the Australian desert

Dining Rooms

A Restored Former Railroad Substation Outside Vancouver

<b>Listing of the Day</b><p><b>Location:</b> Abbotsford, Canada<p><b>Price:</b> C$3.49 million (US$2.7 million)<p>This unique property outside Vancouver, British Columbia, …

Real Estate

A Cramped Bungalow Is Reborn as an Eco-Minded Abode For Two Gardeners

A sustainable retrofit and extension floods a California-style bungalow outside Melbourne with light and landscape views.<p>Dark, cramped and "a fortune to heat in winter," Phil and Rebecca’s home in Brunswick West, a suburb of Melbourne, had been in dire need of a renovation before they met Megan …

Dining Rooms

The 35 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing That Make Your House a Target for Burglars

These not-so-obvious indicators will make your home a target for thieves.<p>Setting out the box from your new 60-inch HDTV or high-end gaming console on …

Social Media

Concrete house blends into the woods with black exterior, green roof

Why settle for one design trend when you can have two or three?<p>This house in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, is a design lover’s dream. With an exterior that looks like charred wood but is actually concrete, it’s essentially two of our favorite design trends in one.<p>Mexican architecture firm Cadaval & …

Architecture