Peace, comfort, a place to call home, these are the common themes found in our most popular home tours in 2018. Keeping the history of Midcentury Modern or Georgian-style homes without sacrificing the modern family needs was a key to many of the renovations we featured this year. Readers clicked with Craftsman homes full of livable spaces as well as with impressive renovations of Midcentury designs. There were also many readers who were impressed with our coverage of gardens and alternative living options.
Here’s a look at our most popular homes of 2018:
A Midcentury remodel
Renovations with before and after shots are a big hit with our readers, so naturally this Midcentury renovation from Palm Springs was a favorite. Ingrid Jackel remodeled her weekend home with bright results.
Catherine and Michael Donovan left Silver Lake with their two children for the mountain town of Idyllwild. Following the Cranston fire, readers were worried about the couple and their two children. So we checked with the Donovan family to see if they were safe and if their home was unharmed.
As much as readers enjoyed our home tours, they really loved our garden makeover stories. Nord Eriksson wanted his Pasadena garden to be renovated with modern design and worldly tradition, mixing in elements from Spain.
As housing prices go up in Southern California and elsewhere, some people have decided to go mobile and ditch the traditional home. Readers loved reading our story on how families have packed their bags and never looked back.
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