When I started reading Apartment Therapy years ago, the hook for me was the house tours. Seeing "real" spaces that felt creative, personal, and above all, attainable taught me that a beautiful home means much more than high-end furniture. As a way of revisiting those roots, here are ten house tours from the AT vaults. 2005, coming right up!

It's interesting to see how much the site's aesthetic has changed over the years, and it's also great to revisit some tours that you may have forgotten to get even more ideas!

1. Apartment-Studio-Gallery-Office-Greenhouse Wrapped into One
2. Rosa's Art Explosion
3. The SCRAP House Shines in SF
4. Diana's Warehouse Loft Squashed into a Cutesy Brownstone
5. Joey's Off-the-Shelf Modern

6. John's High-End for Low-Cost Reno
7. Aaron & Jonathan's Maximum Utility
8. Cedric's Bachelor Pad
9. Sarah & Hal's Attic Hideaway