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  1. For best-selling author Dean Koontz and his wife, Gerda, attention to detail is everything. Their new residence overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with its flowing floor plan and natural materials, is a...
  2. Penny Drue Baird transformed what was once a run-of-the-mill rectangular foyer into a grand entranceway and library. The designer removed the room’s harsh right angles, creating an oval-shaped space...
  3. Barbara Ostrom’s obsession with originality is evident in this Shrewsbury, N.J., kitchen, where no inch was left untouched. “My kitchens never look like you went into a showroom and picked something...
  4. The original concept for the dining room, according to Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, was to create a calm and inviting atmosphere so that the 14-foot-tall ceiling would be less imposing. Located on the...
  5. For a Georgian-style farmhouse turned country weekend home in Millbrook, Conn., Greg Jordan transformed a former ballroom into an antiques-filled living room. “The space used to be very feminine and...
  6. There is an enlightening aspect to entering the Atherton, Calif., residence created by Jim Olson. With garden views on each side, frameless windows that give way to doors, and subtle skylights...
  7. When an adventurous client with an appetite for color teamed up with the architecture firm Shubin + Donaldson, the result was a vibrant home that stands proudly apart from its more traditional...
  8. A significant residence does not simply burst onto the scene. It typically gestates for a year on the drawing boards, then takes two years to construct and yet another year to finalize the...
  9. “In America, spas are goal-oriented—you go to lose weight or detoxify,” explains Umberto Angeloni, worldwide chairman of the Brioni clothing brand. “But in Europe, spas are about the wellness one...
  10. As she sidestepped shards of steel and gnarled clumps of wiring, Karen Bamford applauded herself for choosing blue jeans over a business suit on that day three years ago, in Victoria, British...

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