Kitchen and Great Room Celebrate Wood, Steel and Natural Light (7 photos)

Kitchen: Family life here centers around the large island topped with white honed Namibian marble. Built-in bar stools are anchored to the floor with steel posts and feature dark walnut hand-turned seats. The owner says the feel of the island’s materials is but one of the many understated pleasures of living in this great room […]
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5 Essential Elements of a Storm Evacuation Plan (3 photos)

2. Plan where you’ll go and how you’ll get there. The path of a storm is unpredictable, so choose two or three locations in different directions: hotels, family members’ or friends’ homes, emergency shelters etc. If there are too many people in your household to fit into a single vehicle, confirm that everyone knows which […]
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Houzz Tour: A Stylish Place of Her Own (12 photos)

Photos by David Duncan Livingston House at a GlanceWho lives here: A single woman with two grown childrenLocation: Mill Valley, CaliforniaSize: 1,700 square feet (157.9 square meters)Designer: Laura Hunt Design Before the Golden Gate Bridge was erected in 1933, Mill Valley, California, served as a summer getaway spot for San Franciscans looking to shed the […]
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My Houzz: Lush Oasis in a Modern Indoor-Outdoor Family Home (22 photos)

House at a GlanceWho lives here: Jared and Gina Holmberg, their son, Addison, 8, and daughter, Frankie, 7Location: Leawood, KansasSize: 1,700 square feet (158 square meters); three bedrooms, two bathroomsYear built: 1957 Gina and Jared Holmberg bought their modern ranch home in Leawood, Kansas, three years ago. When Gina, a makeup artist and stylist and […]
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