Before & After: A Laundry Room’s “Wow!” Makeover

by hookedonhouses on November 20, 2014

Susan's Colorful Laundry Room BEFORE | hookedonhouses.netOh, how I’d love to have a nice, big laundry room with a window (mine’s a laundry closet). Susan knew that her basic white laundry room had potential to be a cheerier space to work in, so she added some fun color with paint and wallpaper, and here’s how it looks now… [click to continue…]


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Modern Farmhouse Style in the Berkshire Woods

by hookedonhouses on November 19, 2014

A Modern Farmhouse Designed by Crisp Architects |

One of my favorite new-house trends has to be the “Modern Farmhouse” style. Crisp Architects in New York built this country retreat inspired by rural farm houses with front, back and side porches to take advantage of the wooded views. [click to continue…]


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Tom Cruise’s Telluride Retreat For Sale (and More)

by hookedonhouses on November 18, 2014

It’s time for another Real Estate Sampler! Here are 7 listings that caught my eye…

Tom Cruise's Telluride Cabin Home For Sale |

1. Tom Cruise Selling “Beloved Mountain Retreat” in Colorado

Remember when Oprah interviewed Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at their secluded Telluride cabin back in 2008? [click to continue…]


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Small House Charm: A Craftsman Bungalow in Oregon

by hookedonhouses on November 17, 2014

Small Craftsman Bungalow in Oregon |

This small Craftsman-style bungalow in Corvallis, Oregon, was built in 1915. It may only have 2 bedrooms and 1,200 square feet, but it sold me with its original character and charm, starting with the front porch. Take a look… [click to continue…]


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Mold Be Gone: A Master Bath’s Unexpected Makeover

November 13, 2014

Ashley says it all started with a leaky shower, which led to the discovery that there was mold (and lots of it). She calls it one of those If You Give a Mouse a Cookie situations, where one thing leads to another, and before you know it, the master bath you had no intentions of remodeling is […]

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For Sale: A Second Empire Victorian in Michigan

November 12, 2014

This beautifully restored Second Empire-style Victorian was built in 1877 and is known as “Sisson’s Fancy.” It’s on the market in Romeo, Michigan, and the listing says “It was the filming site for the movie Leonie.” Take a look…

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Cooper’s Farmhouse: A Vacation Rental in Pennsylvania

November 11, 2014

We’re always looking for houses we can rent with extended family members on vacation, so this farmhouse in Shohola, Pennsylvania, caught my eye. The listing describes it as a boarding house in the 1800s that’s been updated with “modern amenities in a country setting.”

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Tommy Hilfiger’s “Pop Art Meets Disco” Beach House

November 10, 2014

Tommy Hilfiger’s country house in Connecticut is stately and traditional, decorated almost entirely in earth tones, so I was surprised to see how colorful and contemporary his Miami beach house is. Could I live in a house inspired by “Pop Art Gallery Meets Disco Madness”? Nope. But it’s kind of fun to look at! See what you think…

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