The front exterior view of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., featured a stone driveway and evergreen landscaping. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a peek into the home.
Lake View: Howard Hughes’ Summertide Nevada Estate
The original log cabin main house holds court over spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. Summertide, a 5.5-acre property in Crystal Bay, Nev., once owned by billionaire Howard Hughes, has 500 feet of frontage on the famous lake. The Adirondack-style estate sits on five parcels and has a buoy and a pier to maximize waterfront living.
To highlight the Craftsman design of this 1930s home, designers replaced the rotting, yellow siding with contrasting white siding with black trim. This color palette preserves the Southern charm of the historic, Southern home.
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe occuppies a remodeled home in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The impetus for the project was to create the "book retailer of the future." Achieving this vision required an adaptive reuse design, an addition and a pioneering approach to the neighborhood bookstore. The challenge would be to convert a dilapidated single-story Craftsman into a refurbished mixed-use project. The owners were dedicated to creating a balance of history and modern sustainability, so architect Jeff Pelletier imagined the building like an aged book cover with crisp, clean pages on the inside. In order to connect the space with the street-scape, Pelletier added a raised front porch for cafe seating.