It reminded me of the Maison Bulles house for Pierre Cardin on the French south coast. And it reminded me of another real live version of the Flinstones’ home. Either way, this is a clever piece of work. The owner built this wonderful little home for as little as $8.000. His name is Steve Areen, once a flight attendant for Delta, now non conventional entrepeneur making money with music, photography, blogging and, as this project shows, by saving money on living costs. He used materials sources from the local area and did most of the work himself saving on labour costs. It took him only 6 weeks nonetheless.
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: Inhabitat.com
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: theownerbuildernetwork.com
Dome house bathroom by Steve Areen / Photo: Inhabitat
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: Izona
Posted in Design, designers and online finds, See how others live, Unusual homes
Tagged Architecture, building, Cartoon, cool, Dome, Flinstones, Home, homes, house, Maison Boulles, own, Pierre Cardin, real live, saving, Steve Areen, Thailand, Tips, unusual, weird
Like Nate Berkus, Ineke, aka the Huizenfee, is a regular here on Homevoyeurs. I wrote about her work for the Wisseloord Studio’s not too long ago, and about the house she restyled in Laren. That sold last year, so the new owners will be calling it home soon. Her own home is now for sale too. It’s in the picturesque village of Laren in ‘het Gooi’. The Netherlands’ answer to Connecticut. She bought the house a few years back and revamped it to its current glory.
The house looks old, but was built in 1980
The vaulted ceiling was created by taking out an oddly placed mezzanine
I love the dining chairs and massive table
The house is built in a horse-shoe shape so features a secluded patio with a veranda
The wooden doors are antiques Ineke picked up at an antique materials store. They’re from an old school. They can be folded entirely to allow an open flow from the kitchen to the patio
The kitchen is great! It’s big enough for a small breakfast table but also has an adjacent smaller dining room
My favourite part of the house. The view from the living room with fireplace to the veranda and patio
Sarah Jessica Parker and her lovely husband Matthew Broderick (or Ferris for friends) have done quite the house flip. They put down $18.995 million for a Greenwich Village Redstone townhouse and now put it back on the market for $24.995 million. That is quite the increase and would make for a lovely profit to enhance their already comfortable means…. There’s some debate as to what exactly they did with the place as even the art in the pictures is the same from an original listing back in 2009, but it sure looks nice enough to me!
SJP’ townhouse Greenwich Village
Interior shots of Sarah Jessica parker’s house flip
More interior shots of Sarah Jessica Parker’s house flip
The floor plans show that there are 7 bedrooms, including one in the garden room right by the kitchen. Great for a maid or au-pair! 5 full, and 3 half baths make for enough to not to worry about standing in line in the morning. The kitchen looks great. But the two back bedrooms on the third floor look odd to say the least. The entire fourth floor is reserved for the master bed, bath and his-n-hers walk in wardrobes.
Posted in Homes of the rich and famous, See how others live
Tagged apartment, Carrie SATC, Ferris Bueller, flat, flip, for sale, Home, house, inside, Matthew Broderick, NYC, Real Estate, Sarah Jessica Parker
I checked by bank accounts but am short about $479.999.999. Pity, because otherwise I could have afforded this lovely little pied-a-terre in posh Kensington, London that’s on the market for 300 million GBP…. It’s got 45 bedrooms spread out over a total of 7 stories and boasts a view of London’s Hyde Park. It was owned by Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the deceased Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Now as we all know sultans and such are famous for their understated class and sense of style…NOT! So no surprise that this house is whispered to be decorated with gold leaf.. Classy right?
$480.000.000 home in London’s Hyde Park