Houzz Tour: Architect Turns a Fishing Shack Into His Dream Cabin (20 photos)

Before: While Maphis liked the idea of tearing down the shack and starting from scratch, he realized — both from his own number-crunching and from talking to his general contractor — that renovating the existing structure would save him about $70,000 to $80,000. So that became the plan. This meant he had to figure a […]
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Houzz TV: Beyond the Ghost Stories of the Winchester Mystery House (34 photos)

mrsqnbee: perhaps you’re too young. Us old farts remember when the Winchester rifle ruled west of the Mississippi, was featured in every old western movie, used by Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy and The Lone Ranger, not forgetting the very real Texas Rangers and U.S. Cavalry. Weapon making still is big business and government […]
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Houzz Tour: 1830s New Orleans Cottage Is Brought Back to Life (9 photos)

Photos by Joshua CainHouse at a GlanceWho lives here: Designer Joshua Cain and his partner, Andre ReyesLocation: New OrleansSize: About 1,600 square feet (149 square meters) Designer Joshua Cain grew up in the South (in Mississippi as a child and New Orleans as a young adult) and had always dreamed of buying a second home […]
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Why You Might Want to Work With a Lighting Designer (9 photos)

Aaron J. Humphrey owns Alpenglow Lighting Design, Inc. and works on lighting for residential, commercial, municipal and hospitality projects nationwide. A lighting designer since 1996, he is an expert in controls, codes, daylighting and optics. Aaron J. Humphrey owns Alpenglow Lighting Design, Inc. and works on lighting for… More
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