Available for the first time on the open market, and with only two owners since its construction in 1964, the DeLeeuw Residence is a beautiful mid-century example of Leroy Young and John Remington’s architectural work. The duo designed commercial and residential buildings in and around Los Angeles in the late-1950s and 1960s, and were commissioned by Carl M. DeLeeuw, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, to design his family’s residence in Palos Verdes Estates. The 2,696-square-foot, post-and-beam structure…

It’s 90 degrees outside, and there’s someone with Aviators and a power tool standing in front of me. She is undaunted by the thick Midwestern summer humidity, the mosquitoes and the deadline. It’s unclear which poses the biggest threat. She puts on a mask and goes to work, the tiny specks of dust spraying up in a shower of little wooden pieces like confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. The block of wood she sands is one tiny…

When the days get shorter and cooler, the sight of a cheery fire crackling away in a hearth instantly chases away the chill. Even a non-functional fireplace can give a room a cozy feel and create a charming focal point. If your fireplace lacks visual appeal, consider this low-cost makeover. With just a few pieces of trim and a gallon of paint, you can give your bland fireplace a dramatic cosmetic upgrade in just a weekend. Before and after Fireplaces like this…

This Malibu, CA home combines luxury and solitude in one stunning package: a remodeled Airstream atop a hillside. Here are five reasons we’re booking our ticket ASAP. Sunsets and starry nights – in seclusion Perched on a bluff near the Pacific Coast Highway, this retreat is close to the city while feeling like a remote getaway. It’s so private that the owners won’t publicly reveal the address. Wherever it is, it’s high above the ocean, offering expansive views of the Pacific.  Aluminum out, view…

f your home was built before 1970, you likely have one bathroom for your entire household. This probably means that everyone scrounges for counter space and fights over shower time, leaving you wishing for another bathroom. But how hard is it to add one? What kind of design do you need? Where would you even find room for it in your home? We posed all these questions and more to Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind, house flipping pros and owners…

Ceiling fan or chandelier? New front door or smart alarm system? New kitchen appliances or new cabinets? Home improvements mean flexing your decision-making skills. And those decisions add up. The typical U.S. homeowner can spend up to $3,021 per year on home improvement projects, such as landscaping, cleaning and maintenance, according to a Zillow analysis of the costs associated with homeownership. Take this helpful quiz to sort out your top improvement priorities for every room in your home. Then make…

While homelessness may not be viewed as a looming issue on the horizon for those who are financially stable, or otherwise have secure and stable housing-it’s not as distant as some might think. With rents rising faster than wages, the burden of affording rent is looming larger and larger for many Americans, and in some cases becoming insurmountable. According to the Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends 2017, 79 percent of renters who moved in the last 12 months…

In the Naples, FL Kalea Bay high-rise, interior designer Wendy Berry of W Design Interiors outfitted a 3,600-square-foot condo in sandy and white hues, creating a sophisticated beach-chic vibe. “We kept it clean, fresh, and not overly decorated,” says Berry. “We wanted it to feel expensive, but we also wanted it to be a home you could comfortably sit down in.” Rich oak floors from Vincenzo by Legno Bastone warm up the light and airy 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom condo. Playing off…

Today’s housing market is fast-paced and often pricier than it’s been in decades. Both renters and buyers are facing challenges in finding a place to call home. Both sellers and homeowners also face their own set of challenges — tied to the line they walk between seeing their home as a personal extension of themselves as well as one of their biggest financial investments. The Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends 2017 is a deep dive into understanding all these…

Living in the past is almost never a good thing. For the owners of a historic craftsman bungalow in Seattle, WA, their home’s small segmented rooms, typical of the last century, were crying out for a more modern and open floor plan. “Now some 100 years later, when we get a hold of these houses, they don’t mesh with the way we live today,” says Kim Clements, owner and creative director of JAS Design Build. “What we want is more space…