The property was named for Robert Smalls, an important figure to both Beaufort and American History as a whole. Smalls was an African American man born into slavery, who commandeered a Confederate ship and delivered its passengers to freedom. He eventually returned to Beaufort, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and bought this house, which had been owned by his slave master. It's now a National Historic Landmark.
In three compact floors, this cute beach house in Surfside, Calif., packs in everything you need for a posh getaway: three bedrooms, three bathrooms, patios directly on the beach and amazing ocean views.
The goal for this decorating project was to create a functional and attractive living space for a single lady. The client had just renovated a very small row house by opening the living room and kitchen into one large space. Decorating Den Interiors had 360 total square feet of living, dining and kitchen space and needed to incorporate some existing furniture, both for budgetary and sentimental reasons. The result is a stunning transitional design with a tasteful mix of contemporary lines and classic, traditional pieces.
This dog house, featured on HGTV All American Handyman, is perfect for a pint-sized family pet. Vented sides, a functional front door and a welcome mat make it a comfy outdoor spot for your four-legged best friend.
A small peninsula houses a pair of industrial-style stools in this contemporary kitchen. White upper cabinets are balanced by dark base cabinets, with skylights filling the neutral room with natural light. An exposed ceiling beam ties the kitchen in to the midcentury house's overall style.
A once-bare, tiny yard behind a row house in Brooklyn, N.Y., now features a canopy of plants, such as crepe myrtles and camellias. Landscape designer Michael Van Valkenburgh planted trees that naturally cool the garden terrace and house and created a bird habitat. The new paving is mica schist, which is arranged in a pattern that mimics logs flowing down a river. The garden was a 2015 ASLA award winner.
To create the look and feel of an entryway although the home is completely lacking in one, a properly scaled console table was placed just inside the door to hold keys, mail and wallets. The space above is used to hold jackets, scarves and bags while the space below houses baskets for shoes, boots and pet supplies.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian's beach inspired design continues into the bathroom. The flamingo wallpaper gives the space a vacation feel, while the white mirror and vanity and contemporary lighting gives the space the contemporary design of the rest of the house.
A slightly surreal but oh-so-satisfying experience, the Alpharetta MiniMe Factory is one of only a few places in the country where you can have a 3-D ceramic replica made of yourself in 3- to 9-inch versions. Housed in a generic strip mall, there is little indication from the outside of the strange delights that await inside the MiniMe Factory. Super personable owner Reza Gian Nourali will direct you to the 3-D/360 photo room where image capturing technology and 100 cameras and scanners will record you from every angle. Pick your favorite version of you (or your pet or up to 4 people) on the video screen and then wait 3 weeks for your likeness to arrive in the mail. Guaranteed, you will be unable to resist staring at your tiny self and contemplating who and what you can have rendered in miniature next.