What Is Substandard Housing?

What Is Substandard Housing?

Substandard housing is not only housing that is unattractive or obsolete. It’s housing that poses a risk to the health, safety or physical well-being of its residents and its neighbors and visitors. According to a report released by the University […]

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6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Be Good Neighbors

6 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Be Good Neighbors

The summer of 1968, my parents were in the market for their first residence. At a neighborhood they enjoyed, they found two houses, side by side, up for sale. They decided about the one around the corner once they toured […]

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Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Ready Your House for Fall to Reduce the Season Longer

Fall is a glorious season. With blazing leaves and roaring fires, apple picking, harvest festivals and sweater weather, there’s so much to anticipate. And with that studious, back-to-business mood permeating the atmosphere, we feel invigorated to undertake new projects and […]

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Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

Pretty Patterns Bedeck a Barn House

DIY blogger and maker Bonnie Forkner and her husband consider it a small miracle that they found their light-filled cottage nestled in California’s Santa Ynez mountains. The home, a converted barn which once sheltered rescued critters, sits on land overlooking […]

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Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

Fitness and Color Vacuum Up a Dallas Home

A plethora of paradoxical design elements are at play in this Dallas home. Eclectic art meets traditional architecture with an unapologetic use of color to reflect homeowner Mallory Mansour Dubuclet’s Louisiana roots. “I’d like for people to feel that they […]

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Minimalist 'Nest' House in Japan

Minimalist 'Nest' House in Japan

This contemporary home in Nagoya, Japan, was nicknamed “The Nest House” by architect Takuya Tsuchida, who wanted to “provide the sensation of living in a nest” without feeling tied to a nest’s natural shape. “I abstracted the nest idea and […]

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Design Ideas From a Teen Crash Pad in Venice Beach

Design Ideas From a Teen Crash Pad in Venice Beach

The exact same talented team of designers behind the incredible rooms at the Good Shepard Charity Project open-house tour have donated their services to make a cheerful crash pad for homeless teens in Venice Beach, California. With Vanessa De Vargas […]

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Architectural Salvage Stakes a Claim

Architectural Salvage Stakes a Claim

There has been a time when architectural salvage materials could be found for very little money, offering excellent savings along with a layer of uniqueness. Now that more architectural salvage yards are open to the public and more people appreciate […]

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Modern California Beach House

Modern California Beach House

Architect David Wilson at Berkeley, California, had been on the Search for the perfect plot of land in Stinson Beach for Ages. This little beach community in Northern California is just north of San Francisco in Marin County and is […]

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