Making an Inherited House Feel Like Home

May 18, 2015

Lynn’s house has been in her family for five generations in Little Rock. It was built in the 1930s and hadn’t been updated much since the 1990s, so she hired designer Kathryn LeMaster to give it a makeover that would respect its history while making it work for her now. 

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Paula Deen’s Waterfront Home in Savannah For Sale

May 14, 2015

Queen of Southern Cuisine Paula Deen is selling her French Caribbean-style house known as “Riverbend” in Georgia. It’s a private waterfront resort with over 5 acres that includes two charming guest cottages, a dock house, and a barn. It took me a moment to realize this was a bathroom: Of course, since this is Paula Deen’s house, the […]

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Mecox Farm: A Stunning “Spec House” in Water Mill

May 12, 2015

While I continue to work on some projects behind the scenes (there’s a major blog redesign in the works!), take a look at this listing for Mecox Farm that gives new meaning to the term spec house. It was designed by James Michael Howard, who filled the new Water Mill home with European antiques and “about $1.5 […]

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A Little Blue Bungalow For Sale in Los Feliz

May 7, 2015

When a photo of this little blue bungalow popped up in my Instagram feed, I had to learn more about it. It’s on the market in Los Feliz, so let’s take a look inside… 

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Patrick Dempsey Selling His “Tin House” in Malibu

May 6, 2015

A lot of us swooned when we saw Patrick and Jillian Dempsey’s warm and laid-back Malibu home in Architectural Digest last year. Since then, they announced that they’re divorcing and selling their Frank Gehry-designed “Tin House.” The article in AD says Gehry designed the “rhomboidal corrugated-metal-clad” house in 1968 as a combination studio and residence for artist Ron […]

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The Victorian Beach House Seen on “Girls”

May 4, 2015

After I featured Lena Dunham’s new Greek Revival-style cottage recently, several of you recommended her show “Girls” on HBO. I caught an episode from Season 3 called “Beach House,” and this is where it took place. It’s a vacation rental known as the Tower at Rocky Point in East Marion, New York, overlooking the Long Island Sound.

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What It’s Like When a TV Show Uses Your House (& More)

May 1, 2015

Happy Friday, fellow lookiloos! Here are some stories that caught my eye this week, starting with an article about what it was like for one family when their house became Leslie Knope’s on the TV show Parks and Recreation:

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Zooey Deschanel Selling 1930s Ranch in the Hollywood Hills

April 29, 2015

Sitcom star Zooey Deschanel is selling her 1930s ranch in the Hollywood Hills for $2.195 million, so let’s take a look at it and the new place she’s moving to… Here’s the front of the house, which doesn’t make much of an impression behind all those trees… Inside it has vaulted, beamed ceilings in the living room: Zooey […]

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