Ho-hum. Another ranch house from the '50s. Simple, good enough, and spacious.
Not if Hufft Projects of Kansas City, Missouri, and owners Courtney and Andrew Bash have anything to say about it. Look what they’ve done to improve what they already had! The team added a second level, replaced the drab colors with complementary, uplifting ones, enlarged and updated the windows, and invented a totally different style. For starters. ...read full post →
While some might find this residence in Hiroshima, Japan, an off-kilter design, I'd say it strikes a perfect balance, at least aesthetically. The hard qualities evoked by black cedar and steel juxtapose a freshness derived from open spaces between the levels and 360-degree views. Architect Tetsuya Nakazono from Naf Architect & Design brings to life a structure that is at once a bit askew and eccentric, yet symmetrical and serene. ...read full post →
On a street of small cottages, these homeowners wanted extra space without overwhelming the neighborhood. Their nearly 3,500-square foot plan was large enough to accommodate the family-to-be, as well as hobbies and entertaining. The build-out proved that space doesn’t have to equal monstrosity. Instead, the addition reflects their personalities and blends perfectly with the surrounding layouts. ...read full post →
Artist-couple Gary Faigin and Pamela Belyea add 1,600 square feet of art to their 1936 bungalow.
This creative pair needed more space in their Seattle home. They hired award-winning Johnston Architects to make it happen. By way of a glass enclosure, the design team connected the old space out back to the modern three-level addition up front. Beveled wood siding and a gable roof match the character of the old structure while still bringing freshness to the renovation. ...read full post →
Before the basement redo, Stephen and Kristen Fealy were scratching their heads over what to do with their dull, four-walled basement with low ceilings and no natural light. Tired of the old sub-terranean dungeon, they decided it was time to check out affordable options to renovate the area into a useful addition to their home.
Interior designer David Harris, a partner at children's furnishings company, Ducduc, helped out with 5 suggestions to transform the space into a play place haven. ...read full post →