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A Paris Pied-à-Terre by Ishka Designs of Brooklyn

Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom of Brooklyn’s Ishka Designs are an international duo–she grew up in Jamaica; he was born in London to Jamaican and Guyanese parents and raised in NYC. But neither had spent much time in Paris before Edouard, a French friend living in Brooklyn, came to them with an intriguing project: His childhood duplex near the Eiffel Tower–in a small late-19th-century building that originated as studios and living quarters for artisans working on the tower–needed editing and an ...
Tags: Books, London, India, Brooklyn, Paris, Apartments, Clarke, Eiffel Tower, Jamaica, Caribbean, Edouard, Bascom, Gardenista, House Call, Designer Visit, Rental Houses


Summer Sounds: A Pair of Musicians’ Effortlessly Cool Redone Cape in Westerly, RI (Available on Airbnb)

A laidback place to escape to: That’s what brought musicians and artists Sean Spellman and My Larsdotter from Portland, Oregon; California; and Copenhagen to the small seaside town of Westerly, Rhode Island. “I was touring with my band for many years, and I had decided to leave Portland so that I could roam a little, live on the road for a while, in my van, at friends’, etc.,” Sean wrote to us. He’s in a band called Quiet Life and is a painter and artist (you can spot his minimal, vintage-y work...
Tags: Books, Sweden, California, Portland, Ikea, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, Copenhagen, Caribbean, Salvation Army, New England, Anderson, Vacation Rentals, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Conde Nast Traveler


DIY: A Simple, Easy Cover for an Ugly Window Air Conditioner (for $15)

I have learned, over the past 79 days or so, that the apartment I moved into in January is not a good summer apartment. No matter which way my boyfriend and I configure the four windows in our place—windows open in the front and the back of the apartment, to catch a cross-breeze; front windows open only; all windows open, with shades drawn to keep out the sun—there’s not hint of air flow to be had. It is totally, completely still, and stifling hot. Which means I—who, in my last apartment, had th...
Tags: Books, Budget, Diy, New York City, Summer, Diy Projects, Ac, Matt, Canvas, Blick, DIY & Remodeling, DIY Ideas, Rental Houses, Freedom Maine, Annie P Quigley


A Young Australian Designer’s Inventive Cabin Makeover, Ikea Upgrade Included

The term “loving hands at home” is typically applied derisively to crafts projects, but it feels perfect—in nothing but a positive way—for this high-style, DIY cabin remodel. That’s especially true when you know the backstory: emerging Melbourne interior designer Andrea Moore of Studio Moore teamed up with her father, Lindsay Moore, a semi-retired veterinarian with #skillz, to transform the family’s dilapidated farm property into a trio of vacation houses. Andrea’s mother passed away just as the...
Tags: Books, Australia, New Hampshire, Ikea, Victoria, Melbourne, Ross, Vacation Rentals, Bedrooms, Andrea, Moore, Lindsay, Remodel & Renovation, Cottages & Cabins, Designer Visit, Ikea Hack


A Young Australian Designer’s Inventive Cabin Makeover, Ikea Included

The term “loving hands at home” is typically applied derisively to crafts projects, but it feel perfect—in a positive way—for this high-style, handmade cabin remodel. Especially when you know the backstory: emerging Melbourne interior designer Andrea Moore of Studio Moore teamed up with her father, Lindsay, a handy, semi-retired veterinarian, to transform the family’s dilapidated farm property into a trio of vacation houses. Andrea’s mother passed away just as the Ross Farm project was getting s...
Tags: Books, Australia, New Hampshire, Ikea, Victoria, Melbourne, Ross, Vacation Rentals, Bedrooms, Andrea, Moore, Lindsay, Remodel & Renovation, Cottages & Cabins, Designer Visit, Ikea Hack


Cotswold Farm Hideaway: A Swiss Family’s Cottages for Let in the English Countryside

When Judith and Martin bought a farm in the Cotswolds, a place they could retire with their menagerie of sheep and goats, they didn’t expect to find three small cottages tucked away on the property, formerly an artist’s home and studio, but left abandoned and crumbling. Then they saw an opportunity. Judith renovated the three little houses completely, shoring up the structures, working with local builders to keep their original charm intact, and injecting some of her native Swiss style into the ...
Tags: Books, England, Ebay, France, Scotland, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Airbnb, Whitehall, Vacation Rentals, Rustic, Martin, Judith, Bert, Kyra, Globus


A Scottish Stone House with a Minimalist Soul (Available for Let)

When the setting is as dramatic as the windswept terrain of the Scottish Highlands, it’s best to leave interiors simple. Which is why, when tasked with saving an abandoned, century-old stone house in the Scottish countryside for conservationist/hotelier group Wildland (the same owners behind Killiehuntly and Glenfeshie Estate), Edinburgh-based architecture firm GRAS (founded by rising star Gunnar Groves-Raines, son of Nicolas Groves-Raines, the architect behind Killiehuntly) left the stone exter...
Tags: Books, Scotland, Wood, Vacation Rentals, Stone House, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Wood Paneling, Hotels & Restaurants, Martin Kauffman, Rental Houses, Killiehuntly, Glenfeshie Estate, Glenfeshie Estate Edinburgh, Gunnar Groves Raines, Nicolas Groves Raines


Inside a Netflix Star’s LA Bungalow, Budget Rental Secrets Included

For renters, it can be hard to make someone else’s house feel like your own, but for actress Jodi Balfour (you might recognize her as Jackie Kennedy from Netflix’s The Crown) and her partner Alex Ashbaugh, the challenge was a rewarding design exercise. After an abrupt move from a spacious apartment in Santa Monica, the couple now rents from a friend a 500-square-foot 1914 bungalow in Silverlake while they build a new house of their own in Highland Park. Though they’ve been in this transitional h...
Tags: Books, Budget, Diy, Greece, California, La, India, Netflix, Ikea, Apartments, Alex, Max, House Tour, Santa Monica, Highland Park, Jodi


An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.

As owners of Hayfield, one of the Catskills’ premier wedding venues, Christiana Mavromatis and Scott Arnold know a thing or two about love. So when the couple first laid eyes on Minwawa, a grand Arts and Crafts home in Tannerville, NY, they knew it was a match made in heaven. Not only was the couple attracted to the stunning views overlooking a mountain valley in Catskill State Park, they were also drawn in by the home’s sense of history, which was palpable in every nook and cranky. Designed by ...
Tags: Books, Texas, Maine, PERCY, Jack, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Cle, Scott, Upstate New York, Christiana, Bradbury, Tara, Brimfield, Jenny Lind, Scott Arnold


A Romantic Monastery-Turned-Vacation Rental on the Amalfi Coast

If you already miss summer (which left us a couple of days ago with nary a backward glance), may we recommend following the Perfect Hideaway on Instagram? It will come in handy for the next six months while you await the return of milder seasons—particularly if you live in a region prone to nor’easters, “bomb cyclones,” or generally dark and foul weather. Photographer and self-described “professional traveler” Melissa Daly started the Perfect Hideaway as a personal blog for family and friends. A...
Tags: Books, Italy, Vacation Rentals, Amalfi Coast, Old Town, Plaster, Puglia Italy, Melissa, Salerno, Tyrrhenian Sea, Giulio, Architecture & Interiors, Gulf of Salerno, Carley Rudd, Casa Privata, Rental Houses


Garde Summerland: A 1921 Antiques Barn Turned Shoppable Apartment from an LA Design Favorite

We first wrote about Garde, the California purveyors of a who’s who list of Remodelista favorites (Workstead, Faye Toogood, and Egg Collective, just to name a few) way back in 2012. Then, and until now, they had one shop: in a former electronics store on Beverly Boulevard in LA (see that first look at their shop in Garde in Los Angeles). But just a few weeks ago, Garde opened their highly anticipated second location: in a rehabbed, circa-1921 antiques barn in the hamlet of Summerland in Santa Ba...
Tags: Books, England, California, La, Los Angeles, Apartments, Belgium, Airbnb, Venice, Copenhagen, Santa Barbara, Vacation Rentals, Garde, Len, Sam Frost, Summerland


Greatest Hits: 37 Top Rental Houses Featured on Remodelista

Over the years we’ve featured dozens of design-worthy rental houses on Remodelista. Here’s our roundup of our greatest hits. (You might want to bookmark this post.) Australia Above: Ellis House in Kyneton, Victoria. Above: An Australian Idyll: Estate Trentham Near Melbourne. France Above: The Chicest New Guest Pad in Paris. Above: Casamidy’s Rue Conde in Paris. Above: A Holiday House in the Languedoc. Above: A Paris Pied-à-Terre by Ishka Designs of Brook...
Tags: Books, Australia, La, Berlin, Brooklyn, United Kingdom, Paris, Portugal, Cornwall, Copenhagen, Lisbon, Puglia, Languedoc, Girona, Upstate New York, Midcoast Maine


Above the Shop: An Antiques-Filled Apartment at Maison Empereur (and It’s for Rent)

One of our all-time favorite French shops? Maison Empereur, a venerable hardware/kitchen home emporium in Marseilles. Fortunately, they also have quirky guest quarters for rent, upstairs from the shop. Our friend Victoria Smith of SF Girl by Bay dropped in a while back and documented the space. Let’s take a tour, courtesy of Victoria. Above: “We must reserve a back shop all our own, entirely free, in which to establish our real liberty and our principal retreat and solitude”; the owners quote...
Tags: Books, France, Victoria, Marseilles, Vacation Rentals, Bay, Michel de Montaigne, Loire Valley, Hotels & Lodging, Victoria Smith, French Style, Rental Houses, Maison Empereur, Victoria Above, France Fontevraud Abbey


‘Own’ It Like You Own It: 8 Ways to Personalize Your Rental, Designer Edition

Rental spaces can be a challenge for designers, who often cannot exercise full creative license over features, fixtures, and hues. That’s why it’s all the more impressive when one is able to fully realize their design vision in a rental. When I recently visited designer/architect duo Cheryl and Jeffery Katz of C&J Katz Studio mere weeks after they’d moved into their new South End home, I was astounded by how personal and put together the space felt. Impressed, I asked Cheryl and Jeffrey to share...
Tags: Home Depot, Books, Boston, San Francisco, How-to, Ikea, Apartments, Meredith, White, Benjamin Moore, House Tour, Expert Advice, Cheryl, Don, JEFFREY, Beacon Hill


A Catskills Cabin Up the Hill from a Local Favorite, Available for Rent

A few years back we visited Table on Ten, the rustic restaurant in a tiny Catskills town where the locals gather for foraging workshops and community dinners. But no matter how incredible the wood-fired pizza, the town of Bloomville is a hike for those who don’t live nearby. Fortunately Inez Valk, the chef/owner behind the restaurant, now lets a small glass-walled cabin (a converted artist’s studio) to guests, just an eight-minute drive away from Table on Ten—so you can stay the night and wander...
Tags: Books, Ikea, Vacation Rentals, Muji, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York, Hudson Valley, Hotels & Lodging, Hotels & Restaurants, Cottages & Cabins, Borren, Valk, Rental Houses, Bloomville, Inez Valk, Paola Murray


1,000 Square Feet on a Budget: An Artist’s Loft in North London, Ikea Included

You can do a lot with a little paint and elbow grease, and Malgorzata Bany and Tycjan Knut’s north London rental is proof. It’s a 1,000-square-foot live/work loft in a converted warehouse that Malgorzata, a sculptor, and Tycjan, a painter and art dealer, customized with recycled birch ply kitchen counters, painted Ikea cabinets, a hand-built dividing wall, and a DIY Donald Judd–like sofa. Malgorzata gave us the details on how they pulled it all together; go to The Modern House to read more. Phot...
Tags: Books, London, Budget, Diy, La, Ikea, Poland, Diy Projects, White, Modern, Minimalist, Kitchens, Studio Visit, Modern House, Windsor, Bedrooms


1,000 Square Feet on a Budget: An Artist’s Loft in North London

You can do a lot with a little paint and elbow grease, and Malgorzata Bany and Tycjan Knut’s north London rental is proof. It’s a 1,000-square-foot live/work loft in a converted warehouse that Malgorzata, a sculptor, and Tycjan, a painter and art dealer, customized with recycled birch ply kitchen counters, painted Ikea cabinets, a hand-built dividing wall, and a DIY Donald Judd–like sofa. Malgorzata gave us the details on how they pulled it all together; go to The Modern House to read more. Phot...
Tags: Books, London, Budget, Diy, La, Ikea, Poland, Diy Projects, White, north London, Modern, Minimalist, Kitchens, Studio Visit, Modern House, Windsor


Expert Advice: The Ultimate Rental Checklist, Landlord Edition

With the rise in online rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO, it’s easier than ever to snap a few photos, create a listing, and rent out your house or apartment. The tricky part comes after the tenants arrive and the questions start rolling in: Where does the trash go? How do you work the TV remote? Why does the Wi-Fi keep breaking? Julie and I have rented out our Wellfleet, Massachusetts, house over the years, and in my role as landlord, I’ve developed an appreciation of what tenants need for a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, London, Matthew Williams, Summer, Rome, House, Cape Cod, Alexa, Vacation Rentals, Vrbo, Expert Advice, Rosa, Anne, Truro


10 Houses Made from Repurposed Shipping Containers

We like the idea of a shipping container as vacation getaway—it’s mobile, inexpensive, and an example of creative reuse at its best. Here, we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite houses made from shipping containers. Above: Urban Rigger is the first in what its founder, Kim Loudrup, intends to be a fleet of floating student houses made from recycled shipping containers. Architect Bjarke Ingels designed this one, which comes with plywood-paneled bedrooms and prime views. We also featured Urban Rigger...
Tags: Books, New Zealand, Bjarke Ingels, North Carolina, Industrial, Vacation Rentals, Sustainable Design, Shipping Containers, Repurposed Shipping Containers, Fort Worth Texas, Murphy, Oakland California, Springfield, Carolina Beach, San Antonio Texas, Prefab Houses


Escape to the Hinterland: 12 Vacation Rental Homes in Germany

My time in Germany has been limited to two eight-hour layovers in Düsseldorf, en route to warmer climes. Though I made the most of it (including a Garden Tour we mentioned on Gardenista), I’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing Deutschland—but after compiling a list of the following dozen rental homes spread across the country, I’m ready to pack my bags. Here’s where you should stay: 12 vacation rental homes with interesting stories and even better looks—all owned by small proprietors, tucked ...
Tags: Books, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Unesco, Dusseldorf, Czech Republic, Belgium, Bavaria, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Vacation Rentals, Friedrich, Eger, Black Forest, Warnemünde


Passer Domesticus: 12 Ideas to Steal from an Idiosyncratic Urban Getaway in Greece

Lately I’ve been poring over Passer Domesticus, a sculptural, somewhat peculiar space in Thessaloniki, Greece, by local 157 + 173 Designers. Housed in a 1924 multilevel storefront (built after a fire destroyed much of the city in 1917; formerly a trade fabric shop, then a fishing supply merchant), the space is now available for “short-term habitation and city break experiences.” (The name, from the Latin, refers to the kind of sparrows common in the Mediterranean: “Passer Domesticus becomes a li...
Tags: Books, Greece, Uncategorized, Green, Airbnb, Mediterranean, Vacation Rentals, Escher, THESSALONIKI Greece, Architectural Details, Antiques & Vintage, Rental Houses, Ideas to Steal


The New Southern Gothic: A Rehabbed Shotgun House in New Orleans, Available for Rent

Rosa and Seth Dunlap had just left their hectic, corporate jobs in Chicago for a slower, warmer life in New Orleans—and had begun renovation work on their newly purchased center-hall-style house in the Lower Garden District—when the owners of the dilapidated 1880s shotgun house next door put it up for sale. Smitten with the history and architecture of the city, and eager to try their hand at revamping an iconic example of New Orleans architecture, they bought it as an rental property and got to ...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Indiana, Chicago, Ikea, New Orleans, Kansas, Copenhagen, Vacation Rentals, Benjamin Moore, Onyx, Rosa, NOLA, Breuer, Julia, Coe


Swish Chalet: An Alpine Remodel by Jonathan Tuckey

For several years now, Remodelista directory member Jonathan Tuckey of Jonathan Tuckey Design has been leading a double life. Based in London, where his firm is known for its inventive overhauls of old buildings, he’s also been busy remodeling vacation houses and designing performance spaces in the historic Swiss mountain village of Andermatt, where he now has a satellite office. He and his wife, Annabel, and their two kids also have a home base in the center of town, Halbhaus (Half House), a 17...
Tags: Books, London, Uncategorized, Switzerland, Alps, Andermatt, Modern House, Julie, Annabel, Remodel & Renovation, Architecture & Interiors, Architect Visit, Architecture & Design, Jonathan Tuckey, Rental Houses, Basements


A Room with a View in Upstate NY, Rustic Edition

We’ve long been followers of Inez Valk, the chef/caterer who fled Manhattan a while back to open Table on Ten in the Northwestern Catskills. When she refurbished an 1860s house and opened the restaurant, it was cause for celebration. But we also love the two rooms Valk lets above the inn, where weekend visitors from NYC can stay overnight after a dinner at the cafe. “The two upstairs bedrooms echo the atmosphere and aesthetic of the cafe,” Valk says. “By staying with us, you become a de facto me...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Manhattan, Airbnb, Vacation Rentals, Upstate New York, Hotels & Lodging, Valk, Rental Houses, Inez Valk


The Adult Dorm: Co-Living Spaces for the Post-Grad

What does the millennial renter want in post-college housing? Flexibility, above all. Transparent pricing a close second. And a sense of community, for a not-too-distant third. Enter co-living, the housing concept designed for millennials. The idea: Rent a small room in a big house filled with amenities—a shared kitchen, TV room, and gym—and like-minded peers. Co-living offers flexibility: Rental periods often range from one night to one year, no long-term lease required. The deposits are genera...
Tags: Books, New York, London, Washington, Wall Street, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Apartments, Manhattan, Tokyo, Miami, Lincoln


A Room at the Inn: 6 Shops with Upstairs Accommodations

Chalk it up to disruptors like Airbnb and Home Away, but the trend toward more informal accommodation is on the rise. Case in point? Retail shops and restaurants around the world are transforming upstairs spaces—former stock rooms and offices—into sleeping quarters designed for guests. Here are six we’re eyeing. 1. Table on Ten in Upstate New York Above: Owners Justus Kempthorne and Inez Valk-Kempthorne refurbished an 1860s house in the Catskills of New York to open restaurant Table on Ten....
Tags: Books, New York, California, Uncategorized, Paris, Airbnb, Vancouver, St George, Somerset, Vacation Rentals, Bay, Moody, Upstate New York, West Marin, Caro, Hotels & Lodging


A Family House in Porto Restored, Traditional Tile Included

In the arts district of Porto, Portugal, architects Margarida Leitão and Luis Sobral of depA have transformed a three-story building—once a single-family home—into a collection of five separate units. The house, called Casa do Rosário, takes its name from the busy Rua do Rosário it overlooks. Built in the 19th century, the building’s three levels had been split over time into three family homes, each divergent in style. The architects were tasked with restoring the building’s original architectu...
Tags: Books, UK, Uncategorized, Portugal, Porto, Rosario, Acapulco, Rua, José Campos, Porto Portugal, Sintra Portugal, Architect Visit, House Call, Rental Houses, Margarida Leitão, Luis Sobral


A Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Restored (with its Own Instagram Account)

When Brooklyn-based architect Roberto Sosa sent us photos of his renovated farmhouse in upstate New York a few months back, we were enamored. Recently we’ve been admiring another project Sosa sent our way, this one nearly 5,000 miles away in Paia, a bohemian surf town on Maui’s wild north coast. Owned by two veterans of the fashion industry, the two 1940s beach cottages—one a traditional Hawaiian plantation cottage, the other a stone carriage house, both surrounded by ancient trees and lush trop...
Tags: Books, New York, California, La, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Connecticut, Vacation Rentals, Benjamin Moore, Maui, Kitchens, Bathrooms, George, Berkeley California, Justine, Sosa


A Catskills Cabin Up the Hill from a Local Favorite, Available for Rent

A few years back we visited Table on Ten, the rustic restaurant in a tiny Catskills town where the locals gather for foraging workshops and community dinners. (See Old Is New: Table on Ten in Upstate New York.) But no matter how incredible the wood-fired pizza, the town of Bloomville is a hike for those who don’t live nearby. Fortunately Inez Valk, the model turned chef behind Table on Ten, now lets a small glass-walled cabin (a converted artist’s studio) to guests, just an eight-minute drive aw...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Ikea, Vacation Rentals, Muji, Catskill Mountains, Upstate New York, Hotels & Lodging, Hotels & Restaurants, Borren, Valk, Cabins & Cottages, Rental Houses, Bloomville, Inez Valk, Paola Murray