Restored pool at the Summit Avenue mansion with garage and pool house, as seen on Rehab Addict. Nicole Curtis reduced the nine car garage to hold seven cars so that she could use the extra space for a pool house complete with bathroom, shower, changing room and laundry room.
Ornate woodwork frames the doorway to a traditional veranda in the living room of this 1870-built Gothic Revival mansion. The home, on Australia's Darling Point peninsula, features sweeping harbor views and a fully restored interior. In this traditional living room, comfortable seating surrounds the fireplace, creating a cozy conversation nook.
This Crow's Nest Mansion in Bronxville, NY, offers guests lots of architectural design upon entering the space, from the coved ceilings to the corner fireplace with a rich, detailed mantle. The bay window lets in natural light and features a bench for extra seating, while a large Persian rug lines the floor.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, a gold and crystal chandelier hangs in the living room of the Summit Avenue mansion. Original gold leaf detailing along the ceiling pays homage to the home's history and sets the tone for the elegant space.
The transitional bathroom combines traditional cabinetry for storage with a contemporary glass shower. Tiled walls add texture to the space, while beautiful hardwood floors ground it. This bathroom is part of the renovations done on The Palazzo, a 200-year-old mansion located in Rabat, Malta, which boasts 10,700 square feet of living.
A grand stairway with cast stone railings leads to beautiful glass and wrought iron front doors, creating a majestic entryway at this Mediterranean mansion. A stucco archway is carved out around the front porch, mimicking the glass panels surrounding the front doors and completing the sophisticated look.
This large wood entertainment center, featuring a a glass-paned hutch filled with books and a TV, is made from recycled elements. The door of the entertainment center came from a mansion in upstate New York, and the bottom part is made from inexpensive kitchen cabinets. The pieces are gilded and aged to achieve a heirloom effect.
Part of the nine car garage was used for a bathroom and changing area at the Summit Avenue mansion, as seen on Rehab Addict. Nicole turned the back part of the garage into a full pool house so that people can rinse off after swiming and use a restroom without needing to go into the house.
A casual sitting room with a mix of traditional architecture and contemporary furnishings overlooks a quaint veranda with sweeping harbor views. This Gothic Revival mansion on Australia's Darling Point peninsula has been fully updated and restored to meet the needs of a modern family. Exterior porches span the length of the home, taking maximum advantage of its harbor-side location.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole is seen here choosing colors for the powder room in the Summit Avenue mansion. Nicole Curtis spends a lot of time working to find the perfect paint color and prefers to work with the local small hardware shops to get all her supplies.
One of the major challenges with the Summit Avenue mansion renovation is that it needed a new concrete basement, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Nicole is working first hand with the concrete crew to ensure that the job is completed correctly. They had her lay some of the cement through this tube connected to the giant cement truck outside.
Connect with like-minded rosé lovers and expand your wine knowledge this summer (July 12-October 7) at New York City's Rosé Mansion, a two-story pop up at 445 5th Avenue. This immersive rosé experience features rosé tastings, education opps where you can learn more about your favorite sip, Istagrammable photo ops and decor ideas. Just look for the pink door and you'll know you have found your people.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis brightened up the living room of the Summit Avenue mansion by using a lighter stain on the floor and a neutral color palette throughout. The neutral shade of the walls helps showcase the mahogany woodwork, and the white silk curtains add a touch of elegance. Nicole used a mix of modern and vintage pieces to stage the room, and she replaced the 1970s wall sconces with period appropriate versions.
For many, a mega-mansion represents the ideal dream home, but for Mike and Shawn McConkey, a shipping container was their ideal. The McConkey Residence, designed by OBR Architecture, is one of San Diego’s first shipping container homes. Three containers form 800 square feet of living space, and floor-to-ceiling windows make the open-air design feel even larger. A retractable garage door next to the kitchen is another thoughtful element (and perfect for those times when the stove gets a bit too smoky). Speaking of smoke, the windows and roof incorporate flame-retardant materials in the event of wildfires.
One of the major challenges with the Summit Avenue mansion renovation is that it needed a new concrete basement, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict. Host Nicole Curtis is working first hand with the concrete crew to ensure that the job is completed correctly. Nicole's tip is to work side by side with anyone you hire to work on your home to learn from them in their area of expertise.
You would expect a lot from the master suite closet of a $35 million dollar Beverly Hills home, and you’d get it here. More spacious than some people’s entire apartments, this closet features a flat-screen TV, a fireplace, bathroom fixtures, a small refrigerator and a grand leather chaise. An overhead skylight lets in natural lighting, while recessed lighting and a modern, crystal-draped chandelier provide illumination at night. Light wood floors and dark wood shelving give the feeling of a luxurious retail showroom rather than a closet, befitting this 15,500-square-foot mansion just a stone's throw from the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel. Shelly and Avi Osadon, the husband and wife duo behind SEE Materials and SEE Construction, created the home.
Part of the Savannah College of Art and Design's revitalization of downtown Savannah began with the school's founding in 1978 under the direction of president Paula Wallace (learn more about SCAD's history and Wallace's role in founding the arts college at SCADstory, the new interactive exhibition that debuted in spring 2019) has been reclaiming historic buildings. The meticulously restored 1888 Victorian mansion in the Queen Ann style Smithfield Cottage in downtown Savannah is a guest house for SCAD guests (Salma Hayek and Derek Lam have stopped in while in town), and is a billboard for SCAD's creative side. The home is filled with artwork by SCAD alums and Paula Wallace's designer husband and SCAD grad Glenn Wallace has integrated Asian elements and historic touches at Smithfield to create a sublime blend of the contemporary and the timeless in this beautiful home.