home envy: venice

As space (especially in urban areas) is considered more of a luxury, modular living and small space design has taken center stage. Architect Jennifer Siegal began to experiment on her own home while working on a grant for mobile architecture and classrooms. Adding more glass and ventilation from the modular classroom project she was working […]

home envy: shelter island

Lisa Jones, a London-born fashion buyer, has an incredible vacation home that would make anyone green with envy. Jones and her husband, James Hyatt purchased the previously dark home on Shelter Island in New York and set to work. The couples  lakefront home is now full of light, bright spaces and pops of color (inspired by […]

home envy: oxfordshire

Apparently I have an affinity towards all things British, as this is second home in Oxfordshire I have featured (the first can be seen here). Michaelis Boyd is the firm behind the beautiful Kingham House. Established in 1995 by Alex Michaelis and Tim Boyd, Michaelis Boyd has earned a reputation for simple, elegant architecture with an emphasis on […]

home envy: sonoma

This 2,000 square foot abode may be simple in shape, but does not read as boring. Clean lines and large windows frame dramatic views of the Sonoma valley below. The home, designed by Schwartz and Architecture, splits a simple box-like structure into two wings that connect by the entry courtyard and the living room. The result is an airy space […]

home envy: trancoso

This home is what vacation dreams are made of. Nestled in the tiny town of Trancoso, Brazil, Anderson Cooper has created an escape from his busy day to day in Manhattan. The 14-hour trek to this paradise seems well worth it. Cooper secured local designer Wilbert Das to create his vacation home. Das devised a compound of four pavilions […]