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LEED Platinum residence gets remarkable transformation in San Francisco

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This LEED Platinum residence was designed for an artist by Andrew Mann Architecture in collaboration with Sherry Williamson Design, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The project included a complete interior and exterior renovation, inspired by the simplicity of New England colonial architecture. The property features clean lines and eco-friendly design features throughout. The scope […]



Rustic mountain house with a modern twist in Truckee, California

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Built in the style of new mountain architecture, this home designed by Ward Young Architects offers a modern twist on the traditional, rustic mountain house. Located in Truckee, California, this was the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Built by Tanamera Construction, the design team employed traditional materials that are found in mountain homes, along with modern […]

Delightful guesthouse sanctuary offers scenic wine country views

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Set atop a hill with splendid lake views is this guesthouse sanctuary designed Backen, Gillam & Kroeger Architects, in collaboration with Julie Hawkins Design. Located in St. Helena, California, this home was created for a couple of sophisticated empty nesters from the East Coast looking to have a retreat they could visit to unwind. The property […]

Chic contemporary farmhouse celebrates Sonoma wine country living

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This chic contemporary farmhouse compound is located in Healdsburg, a tourist-oriented town located in northern Sonoma County, California. The design of this property was inspired by the classic style of America’s rural farmhouse. It’s artful style reflects a heritage farmhouse with a modern twist. Recently renovated, this home received a substantial addition to an existing […]

Impressive modern vacation retreat set in Sonoma wine country

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This modern vacation retreat was designed by Swatt | Miers Architects, located in Healdsburg, a city in the wine country region of Sonoma County, California. Set on a nine-acre property, this dwelling is ideally positioned on a hillside setting overlooking the Dry Creek Valley. The homeowners are a couple with two children who were looking to have […]

Modern living spaces wrapped around a courtyard in Venice Beach

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Designed by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, this 3,000 square foot modern residence is characterized by openness and natural light, confined to a narrow site in the heart of the Venice Beach, California. The main requirement of the young homeowner was to maximize views towards the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding natural environment. There was also a […]

An historic farmhouse in California boasting New England charm

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This light-filled, historic farmhouse was renovated by Ken Linsteadt Architects in collaboration with M. Elle Design, located in Brentwood, California. The homeowners were originally from Connecticut, relocating their family to the West Coast, they fell in love with this charming farmhouse. This project combines the best of both coasts—”an historic farmhouse with New England charm and […]

Modern family retreat in Santa Barbara nestled in a coastal canyon

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This modern family retreat was designed by Neumann Mendro Andrulaitis Architects along with RHC Construction, set within a coastal canyon in Santa Barbara County, California. The main residence consists of 2,096 square feet of living space, with two bedroom and two bathrooms, while the guest house offers 800 square feet, with one bedroom and one bathroom. […]

Silver Lake home renovation with Scandinavian design influences

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This stunning home renovation project features a full gut remodel by interior architect/design firm Stefani Stein Inc., located in Silver Lake, a neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The studio handled everything from interior architecture, finish selections and custom millwork design. The interior styling is a mix of Scandinavian design influences with a beach chic vibe and […]