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2017 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

Look, kitchen trends are fun to follow, but you probably don't want your kitchen to be trendy. Outfits can change, even paint colors, but for the …

Amy A. Alper, Architect

Amy A. Alper, Architect was established in 2005. Working with the timeless elements of architecture: space, light, texture, rhythm, proportion and …

Get the Look: The English Garden Gate, 10 Ways

As English garden designer Ann-Marie Powell put it, “Gates are the portal between public street and a secret garden space.” They are the visitor’s …

Landscaping

Kitchen of the Week: “Soft Industrial” in a Georgia Hamlet

Atlanta civil engineers Teresa and Chad Epple are accustomed to thinking deep thoughts about airports and parking lots and pedestrian byways. So when …

The “Anti-Trophy” Landscape: A Charming Country Garden in Columbia County, NY

“The anti-trophy house” is what husband-and-wife architects Maria Berman and Brad Horn of Berman Horn Studio were aiming for when they overhauled the …

Ask The Expert: How to Plant a Meadow Garden, with James Hitchmough

It’s impossible not to be seduced by the drama and scale of meadow and prairie planting and James Hitchmough, a professor at Sheffield University in …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Scotland

With bitterly cold winters, short summers, and a notoriously damp climate, Scotland’s gardeners have their own particular set of challenges. Yes …

10 Landscape Design Tips You Need to Know to Get Started

Are you designing your first garden? Or rehabbing an outdoor space you inherited when you bought a house? Good for you. Gardens make our lives …

Unconventional Wisdom: 8 Revolutionary Ideas for Your Garden from Thomas Rainer

When you meet landscape architect Thomas Rainer he comes across as a pleasant, mild mannered fellow… not at all the type to be traveling around the …

Cabins and Connectors Form a Family’s Lake Michigan Retreat

Balancing public and private spaces and facilitating the merge of indoors and outdoors, a series of white cedar-clad volumes create an idyllic lakeside getaway for an extended family.<p>Where the New Buffalo Residence now stands on a wooded lot by the shores of Lake Michigan, there used to be a …

On the Market For $4.5M, This Venice Beach Compound Captures the Essence of Indoor-Outdoor Living

Situated on a sprawling 10,998 square-foot lot—only a mile from the beach and within walking distance to the stores and restaurants of Abbott Kinney and Rose Avenue—this premium indoor-outdoor property helps you enjoy the best of Venice Beach.<p>Now on the market for $4,495,000 and listed by Campbell …

Living Rooms

Gather Around These 7 Modern Fire Pit Designs

Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>Maximize your time spent outdoors with a fire pit, the perfect patio accessory to help you wind down with family or celebrate the warm weather with friends.<p>Blaze Fire Tower<p>"More than a …

A Hidden Penthouse Sits Atop a Historic Cast-Iron Building in New York

Located in Tribeca, this residential development consists of a complete renovation and new construction—both concealed behind one of New York's historic cast-iron facades.<p>Taking its name from a hidden rooftop addition that contains a three-story penthouse, The Stealth House by New York-based WORKac …

A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials

Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create the ultimate modern farmhouse.<p>A Kennebunk family needed their forever home, and the old farmhouse and barn that stood on their property wasn't going to cut it. The …

Architecture

An 1850s Farmhouse in Iowa City Gets a Modern Makeover

A modest 1850s farmhouse gets an addition and renovation that respect the vernacular of rural Iowa while modernizing the residence.<p>Set near the Iowa River Corridor Trail in Iowa City, Iowa, this private retreat for an urban developer, designed by Neumann Monson Architects, is a clean, balanced …

Architecture

House Works: DIY solar generators an energy option, but buyer beware

Last month, I got an email of the kind I’m getting more and more often. It came from a single woman, MB, who just moved from the city to a village in …

Clean Energy

FHA 203K Rehab Loan

An FHA 203K Rehabilitation Loan is mortgage that is insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and is designed to provide …

Real Estate

South Coast Container House

Made from four shipping containers, the South Coast Container House proves that good design can overcome a modest budget. The vessels have been …

Architecture

Smart ways to decorate with crates

It's amazing what creations you can make using simple fruit crates. Create an instant shelving or storage solution that maximises the utilitarian …

The 15 BEST Tutorials for DIY Frames

3.18K Shares<p>DIY frames can make framing art super affordable! These are the best and easiest tutorials for DIY frames you can find.<p>Frames are …

Chic and Practical DIY Clothes Racks That Put Your Wardrobe On Display

Our appearance is important to us and that makes us spend a lot of time, effort and money on things meant to make us look good and different from the …

Clothing

Crafting Time: 11 DIY Wall Clocks that Steal the Spotlight

There are plenty of things we worry about when it comes to decorating our home. Color scheme, accent additions, décor choices, accessories, drapes – …

DIY Scrap Plywood Wall Clock

DIY Scrap Plywood Wall Clock<p>Hello, Pretty Handy readers! It’s Anika from Anika’s DIY Life and I am back with a quick tutorial on making a wall clock …

Woodworking

Solar-powered forever home is a modern take on the rustic farmhouse

‘Waste not want not’ seems to be a motto of Horseshoe Residence, a modern solar-powered farmhouse built with reclaimed materials in North Carolina. …

Off-grid

9 Kitchens That'll Make You Want to Buy More Plants

(Image credit: Justina Blakeney)<p>There's something about nature that makes us feel good. It relieves stress and improves our health and well-being. So …

Kitchens

An Old Cottage and A New Old Farmhouse

7<p>SHARES<p>Photos by Gordon Beall<p>The phrase “age is relative” usually applies to people, but houses qualify too, particularly if created by those who are …

Architecture

16 Farmhouse Kitchens with Undeniable Charm Photos

When you think of the "heart of the home," the kitchen that comes to mind is likely of the idyllic farmhouse variety (think classic wood floors, lovely painted cabinets and paneled walls, a verdant view, and, of course, exposed ceiling beams). Cozy design details like these make for a warm, …

Kitchens

Steal This Look: A Rustic Farmhouse Living Room in Upstate New York

Today we take a look inside the parlor of Taavo Somer’s renovated 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York. Somer, founder of Freemans restaurant, …

One Home, Many Centuries

0<p>SHARES<p>Photos by Jim Westphalen<p>After raising three children in their three-story Cape Cod in Shelburne, Vermont, Tony Hall and his wife Cyndy decided …

George Washington

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …