Day: June 17, 2020

This Historic Home in Florida Went From Lavish Parties to a Home/Work Hybrid

After 10 years in a 1,000-square-foot bungalow from 1919, architect Jody Beck, who runs Tampa-based Traction Architecture with her husband, Ross-Alan Tisdale, found that she and her family had outgrown the space. “For years we dreamed of designing a new home for our family that would showcase the modernist sensibility more typical of our projects, but I stumbled upon the Dundee House and fell in love with it,” says Jody, who also notes that the couple were outgrowing the office space they rented for their four-person architecture firm.

<div class="caption"> <strong>BEFORE:</strong> Even though Jody and Ross knew they were going to need to do a lot of work on the house, it was important to them to maintain many of the standing details. “We have always been interested and engaged with historic architecture in the area,” says Ross. “It feels particularly important to preserve older buildings in Florida, where so much is new.” </div>

BEFORE: Even though Jody and Ross knew they were going to need to do a lot of work on the house, it was important to them to maintain many of the standing details. “We have always been interested and engaged with historic architecture in the area,” says Ross. “It feels particularly important to preserve older buildings in Florida, where so much is

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Elizabeth Cooper Interior Design – Marin County Dream Home

Lauren and Don Fornes were living with their four children in Austin, Texas, when they were faced with a serious life event. Their infant son suffered a brain injury, resulting in a form of blindness called cortical visual impairment. Needing extra help, they moved back to the San Francisco Bay area, where the couple had first met and still had a strong group of old friends.

The Forneses have always loved design, and in Austin they had hired ELLE Decor A-List designer Darryl Carter, who is known for his spare interiors, to decorate their home. But their son’s loss of vision was pushing them in a different direction. “Although we had lived in this beautiful monochromatic home that I loved,” Lauren says, “I suddenly was very interested in color and introducing it into our new house in a way that felt authentic.”

The New England–style home in Marin County

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