This Historic Townhouse Offers a Taste of Country Life… in the Middle of Brooklyn
Historic homes are full of charm, and they’re usually also full of problems… problems that need expensive repairs. Not so with this Brooklyn townhouse, which has been thoughtfully restored to preserve the home’s 19th-century details while adding modern amenities for 21st-century buyers.
May 7, 2018
Peek Inside a Modern Houston Home with Texas-Sized Charm
If you think Texas real estate is all ranches and mansions, this Houston abode will blow away all your stereotypes about the Lone Star state. This refined, masterfully renovated home has an elegant (if unassuming) exterior, but on the inside, it’s full of huge windows, beautiful built-ins and sophisticated finishes.
Apr 30, 2018
This Unique L.A. Bungalow is a Little Old Hollywood and a Little Bit Boho
The term “Old Hollywood” is usually used to describe red carpet fashion, but it’s also a fitting term to describe the singular style of this 1920s Los Angeles condo. This home is decked out with the kind of architectural features and design details that, much like the movies of that era, will prompt you to say, “They just don’t make ’em like that anymore.
Apr 23, 2018
We Could Live on the Terrace of This Chelsea Duplex Stunner
West Chelsea has long been a hotbed of New York culture, full of edgy galleries, exclusive clubs and fashion-forward boutiques. Now, with attractions like the High Line and the addition of word-class restaurants, properties like this impeccably updated townhouse duplex are at the center of the action.
Apr 16, 2018
Live Like an Architect in this Modern Country House in Connecticut
Fleeing the city for views of trees instead of skyscrapers doesn’t have to mean leaving behind a love of streamlined, forward-thinking design. This Connecticut escape offers a respite from the city and the chance to live like an architect.
Apr 9, 2018
The Flatiron Pre-War Loft of Your Dreams Is on the Market
Soaring ceilings, exposed brick, and an updated kitchen are usually features that top city dwellers’ dreamiest real estate wish lists, and this pre-war abode checks all the boxes. Even better, it’s located in the appealing Flatiron district, so you don’t have to sacrifice location for style.
Apr 2, 2018
You’ll Never Guess How Old This Chic, Modern Chicago Home Really Is
When would you guess this modern Chicago home was built? Five years ago? Twenty-five? Try 128. Yep, this chic space was built in 1890. Carefully renovated to offer sought-after features like an open floor plan and an updated kitchen, this freestanding house was converted from a multi-unit residence to a huge single-family home with five (yes, five!) bedrooms. And now it could be yours.
Mar 19, 2018
Peek Inside an Impeccably Modern Mile-High Denver Dream Home
New-construction homes usually mean new developments lacking in historic charm. But this sleek, airy two-bedroom house is located in the heart of one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods. 1501 E 31st Avenue Located in Denver, Colorado $750,000 1,730 square feet 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms This bright, contemporary home combines the best of urban and suburban living: It has an airy, loft-like feel, but it’s on a cozy cul-de-sac in an established Denver neighborhood.
Mar 12, 2018
You Have to See Inside This Storybook Seattle Houseboat
Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are great, but, to us, the real star of Sleepless in Seattle was Sam and Jonah’s dreamy floating house. This two-bedroom Shingle Style Seattle houseboat, chock full of character, may be the next best thing. 2019 Fairview Ave E Unit N Located in Seattle, Washington $850,000 830 square feet 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Seattle is famous for its charming collection of floating houses, but what are they like on the inside?
Feb 26, 2018
A Beautifully Restored Bungalow (and Backyard Studio!) in Los Angeles
L.A. real estate prices are known for their general insanity, so the odds of finding a great property at an incredible value are about the same as the odds of hitting the lottery. That’s what makes this two-bedroom, two-bathroom restored bungalow with a bonus studio space such a winner.
Feb 19, 2018
Check Out This Sleek One-Bedroom Retreat in South Park Slope
The thing about turn-of-the-century, pre-war apartments? Along with their vintage architectural details, they have turn-of-the-century, pre-war floor plans, finishes and decay. So instead, for those whose idea of charm includes fresh materials and modern conveniences, this new Brooklyn building could be for you.
Feb 12, 2018
This Historic-Meets-Modern D.C. Rowhouse is Serving Up Major Homebody Vibes
Snagging a 1910 rowhouse in Washington, D.C., usually means signing up for a long, budget-busting renovation. But this gem of a condo is updated and move-in ready, complete with sleek interiors, sought-after amenities, and a party-perfect roofdeck. 1107 I Street Northeast, Unit 2 Located in Washington, D.C. $729,000 1,160 square feet 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 half bath D.C. has a fabulous restaurant scene, but with this kitchen, cooking at home would be a pleasure.
Feb 5, 2018
This Airy Nest in Los Angeles is All Gorgeous Beams & Butcher Block
In Los Angeles, a town known for outrageous spec houses and million dollar listings, it might come as a surprise that you can still find treasures from a bygone era. Take this light-filled 1932 home, whose delightful period details and cozy nooks makes it less reality TV and more real life.
Jan 22, 2018
This Modern Loft in Chicago Checks All the Right Boxes
An airy loft with exposed brick and plenty of natural light has to be the ultimate urban real estate fantasy. This Chicago penthouse ticks off all those must-haves and more. Chef’s kitchen? Private roof deck? Incredible master suite? Check, check, check. 2105 West Concord Place, Unit 7 Located in Chicago, Illinois $999,000 3,200 square feet 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one half bath Tricked-out kitchens with not one, but two islands are usually the stuff of suburban real estate listings.
Jan 8, 2018
This Modern Manhattan Gem Is a Steal
The very idea of buying a condo in Manhattan (in a desirable neighborhood, no less) for under seven figures is enough to elicit laughter and talk of lottery tickets. But this Gramercy Park beauty is proof that these urban unicorns do exist. Add sweeping city views and a full-time doorman into the mix, and we understand if you need to sit down and take deep breaths.
Dec 26, 2017
A Charming Victorian in the Big Easy with a Modern Sensibility
Curb appeal can only go so far. It’s easy to be lured in by the architectural details of a historic home, but then you step inside and realize that the layout was designed for a different generation with a vastly different lifestyle. That’s not the case with this 1932 New Orleans gem. Behind the gingerbread exterior is – surprise! – a completely renovated, thoroughly modern home.
Dec 18, 2017
This California Corner Condo is a Bohemian-Meets-Mid-Century Paradise
True relaxation is kicking back in a hammock—in your own living room. And until landlords come around to understanding the benefits of touting weight-bearing-bolts as an added apartment amenity, the best way to ensure you’re set up for lazing in the bohemian lounge of your dreams is to scoop this charming one up for yourself.
Dec 11, 2017
Charm & Light in this Romantic East Village One-Bedroom Gem
Size isn’t everything. This small East Village one-bedroom makes it easy to overlook the square footage and focus instead on all the bewitching details like the marble fireplace, wide plank wood floors and skylight windows. We haven’t even gotten to the private terrace on the roof yet which the realtor suggests could be described by Ralph Waldo Emerson as “A secret nook in a pleasant land.” 111 East 10th St.
Oct 4, 2017
A Loft Duplex in a Former Brooklyn Milk Factory
A lot of new buildings try to recreate an industrial loft feel, but this 2-bedroom duplex, one of 14 units in a former milk factory, is the real deal. Located in quiet, but lively Carroll Gardens, this unit is packed with architectural elements like beamed ceilings, exposed brick and a dramatic glass and metal balustrade.
Sep 10, 2017
A Charming 1904 Farmhouse in Atlanta for $619k
Located in an historic neighborhood, just one block from Grant Park (Atlanta’s oldest city park), this completely charming traditional American Farmhouse still shines with much of its original 1904 beauty. I love the respect for history reflected in this home—a home whose owners have taken loving care of the original features for over 100 years, including cast iron sinks, pinewood floors, wavy glass windows, and plantation shutters. And the kitchen.
Jul 11, 2017
A Bright and Beautiful Spanish Tile Home for $700K in L.A.
Oh boy, this home is a real diamond. I love everything about it. Elegant simplicity, an abundance of natural light, gorgeous vintage details, large private outdoor living area, and a beautiful Spanish tile exterior to boot. This home is going to make someone very happy indeed. This gorgeous Spanish tile home is a fantastic mix of vintage and modern, with a a feeling of spaciousness and privacy.
Jun 27, 2017
A Sunny 1,200-Square-Foot 2-Bedroom in a Former Brooklyn Church
If you have a love for older homes, but a desire for modern amenities this apartment could be the perfect compromise. This former church and school in a landmarked district of Brooklyn was converted to condos in 2005. Arrive home to a beautiful, historic brick exterior and then enjoy all the modern comforts of home.
Jun 20, 2017
A 1,500-Square-Foot Houston Home with Timeless Updates
Relaxing on a porch swing, sipping sweet tea under a large shade tree… Sounds completely dreamy to me, which is why I absolutely adore this charming single family home in historic Houston Heights. It’s spacious while still feeling cozy, with a balanced mix of vintage charm and modern updates and serene outdoor space for days. This is a quintessentially storybook family home, complete with porch swing, shade tree, breakfast nook and huge backyard.
Jun 14, 2017
Beautifully Restored 3000-Square-Foot 18th-Century Colonial in Providence
Crushes are great, but for anyone who appreciates historic homes, this one may be love. Located on historic Benefit Street in the College Hill neighborhood of Providence, this gorgeously restored Colonial Zachariah Allen House dates back to 1772 and retains many original details while benefitting from loving restoration and updates. I mean, centuries old and as beautiful as ever? Be still my historic home loving heart…take a peek!
Jun 6, 2017
Warmth, Charm & Architectural Details in this $1.5m Multi-Family Home in Historic Stuyvesant Heights
This two-family home in Stuyvesant Heights is straight out of central casting and represents all the things we love about older Brooklyn homes like hardwood floors, fireplaces, decorative molding and exposed brick. The 1.5 million price includes an owners’ duplex and a garden-level rental unit (to help pay the mortgage). The home’s architectural details are in keeping with the historic neighborhood’s posh past and exude warmth and charm.
May 31, 2017
A $699k Storybook Cottage in the Rolling Hills of Bucks County
This charming cottage is in the countryside, but it’s not as far-flung as you might think. Located in the borough of New Hope, Pennsylvania, it’s about an hour’s drive from Philly and an hour and a half from New York City. This home is small — just under 1,300 square feet — but it’s brimming with charming details (exposed beams! fireplaces!) and thoughtful updates.
May 25, 2017
1500-Square-Foot Eco-Friendly Modern Seattle Townhouse
This 3-bedroom/3-bath townhouse is part of a new build in Seattle’s Atlantic neighborhood. The townhouse is one of 28 units featured in the 4-Star, Built Green Community Holgate Townhome project.
May 16, 2017
A Mix of History & Modern Comforts in a Converted Chicago Church
This 3-bedroom duplex is a gem of a find in Chicago—a family-friendly home that is a gorgeous mix of history (the unit is situated in a converted church) and modern comforts. The unit itself is modern and bright without feeling sterile thanks to the abundance of hardwood floors and exposed brick as well as a wood-burning fireplace.
May 10, 2017
A Gorgeous Two-Bedroom Duplex in Park Slope
There is so much to love about this lovingly rehabbed Park Slope duplex, from the location one block from Prospect Park, to the spacious, sunny rooms with original features—hardwood floors with walnut inlay, working fireplace, and stained glass bay window. This property is a beautiful mix of vintage and modern in a prime Brooklyn location with access to additional basement storage and a private deck. In other words: a dream scenario indeed.
May 2, 2017
A”1965 Meets 2017″ One-Bedroom in Los Angeles
This one-bedroom condo offers a fantastic mix of mid-century LA style and modern amenities, not to mention the fact that it’s located in an historic LA neighborhood—minutes from shopping, dining, attractions, and major expressways. If you’re looking for a bright, hip, centrally-located property with a pool and treetop views, take a peek at this gem!
Apr 25, 2017
Thoughtful Design in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn
For better or for worse, Brooklyn is booming with new construction. But instead of bland and cookie-cutter, this 6-unit building was designed with a style connoisseur in mind, boasting Italian finishes and thoughtfully selected materials, finishes and fixtures. This fourth-floor unit is the last one available in the building.
Apr 18, 2017
A Warm Industrial Feel in DC with the Modern Comforts of Home
For fans of the Warm Industrial look who aren’t interested in restoring an old factory or warehouse themselves, this 2-bedroom condo in DC offers the look and feel of a historical building but with plenty of modern amenities and luxury.
Apr 11, 2017
Above the Fray in a Small Manhattan Penthouse (with Private Roof Deck)
Having private outdoor space in New York City is on the wishlist of many (most?) residents here. We’re drawn to the hustle and bustle of the city, but at the same time we’re always looking for places to retreat and re-energize. I imagine this 287 square foot roof deck would be just the antidote to the urban whirl below.
Apr 4, 2017
Elegant One-Bedroom in a Federal-style D.C. Boutique Condo
Located in the hip and historic Dupont Circle neighborhood of D.C., this is an elegant one-bedroom condo of my Federal-style dreams. I lived in D.C. for a year and used to meander down New Hampshire Ave., wondering what the interiors of these elegant buildings looked like. Turns out, pretty pretty pretty great. If you’re in the market or in the window-shopping market, take a look at this vintage gem! 1728 New Hampshire Ave NW Apt 201 Washington, DC 1 bedroom | 1 bath | 704 sq ft.
Mar 21, 2017
A Lovingly Restored Early 20th-Century Family Home in Chicago
Maybe you can have it all: spacious living (perfect for a family) in a vibrant, urban neighborhood. This four-bedroom Chicago home has hit the market (but we bet it won’t be available for long).
Mar 14, 2017
A Landmarked Brownstone Apartment on the Perfect Block (With a Woodburning Fireplace!)
Ready for a dose of vintage perfection in the Meatpacking District? This one bedroom is up for grabs. 72 Perry Street 2A, NY, NY 1 bedroom | 1 bath Landmarked Brownstone, working fireplace, high ceilings $725,000 | $939 monthly maintenance Property website A sunny, high-ceiling-ed one bedroom in a 1910 Brownstone with a working wood-burning fireplace: that’s pretty much the dictionary definition of “good bones” when it comes to apartment hunting.
Mar 5, 2017
A Hilltop Los Angeles Home Giving Us Palm Springs Vibes
Want a Palm Springs feel but live in Los Angeles? Check out this mid-century home in Eagle Rock, on the market for $799,000. 1625 Wildwood Drive, Los Angeles (map) 2 bedroom | 2 bathroom | 1,403 SF 2-car garage, fireplace, 2 patios $799,000 | $569 per SF Property website Perched atop a hill, this two bedroom, two bath home is giving us #doorsofinstagram vibes right off the bat with a bold orange front door.
Mar 3, 2017