Building a New Family Home with Classic Southern Style

by hookedonhouses on March 26, 2015

A New Family Home Built with Old Southern Charm in Asheville NC |

When I saw this white house in Asheville, North Carolina, it stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous! Platt Architects say the clients asked for a rambling family home with classic Southern style that was “simple and old fashioned, right down to the ‘trick-or-treater’ front porch.” [click to continue…]


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Bedroom Makeover Progress: New Hardwood Floors!

by hookedonhouses on March 25, 2015

Bedroom Makeover BEFORE new flooring and trim |

Thought you’d like an update on the makeover we’re giving our son’s bedroom. Last week I showed you how we hung (fake) shiplap paneling on the walls and painted it white. Since then the new hardwood floors, baseboard, and trim around the windows and doors has been installed, so we’re making progress!  [click to continue…]


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HGTV "Fixer Upper" Starring Chip and Joanna Gaines |

“Fixer Upper” hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines are the rising stars of HGTV. After featuring their farmhouse, I’ve gotten so many questions about them and their show that today I’m going to answer as many of them as possible. But first, here’s a little background on the couple and how they ended up on TV… [click to continue…]


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How to Hang (Fake) Shiplap Paneling

by hookedonhouses on March 19, 2015

How to Hang (Fake) Shiplap in Your House |

I’ve always loved the look of shiplap-paneled walls, so when we decided to give our son Jake’s room a makeover, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it. Shiplap can get pricey, though, and our budget was pretty tight, so we decided to fake it instead. [click to continue…]


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A Book Lover’s Island Retreat in Washington

March 18, 2015

Are you hooked on books? I am. In fact, the biggest downside of blogging for me is that it doesn’t leave me time to read as much as I’d like! I love seeing houses that make room for books like this one on Camano Island in Washington does. How many bookshelves (and book stacks) can you count? 

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A New Bungalow Built to Blend Into an Old Neighborhood

March 16, 2015

It may have classic Craftsman bungalow style, but this house is newer than it looks. It was designed by architect Greg Dennee of Locati Architects to blend into an historic neighborhood in Bozeman, Montana. He says, “My clients were very respectful of the neighborhood’s mix of older styles and wanted their house to fit in.” 

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A Greek Revival Cottage with Hollywood History

March 12, 2015

Writer/actress Lena Dunham just bought this little white house in L.A., and not only is it a charmer, but it once belonged to the late actor George Peppard. It’s a Greek Revival-style cottage that was built in 1919 with porches on three sides and a guest house in back.

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“Love It or List It:” New Season, New Country, New Crew

March 10, 2015

A new season of “Love It or List It” started airing in January and you may have noticed a few changes. For one thing, they’re taping in the States for the first time instead of Canada. 

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