This 1970s home in Preston Hollow was reimagined by sisters with a modern design

For real estate investors, listing agents and sisters Nadia Fakih and Sarah Fakih, this Preston Hollow property gave them the opportunity to design their dream house. Though the sisters haven’t lived in the home — it’s an investment property — they were involved in its redesign.

The sisters purchased the house, as part of a larger real estate investment group, when it was in disrepair. The home had been damaged when the October 2019 tornado tore through North Texas, they said. Sarah Fakih said that multiple people told them to tear it down and start anew — especially since much of the home had been picked through for materials — but the sisters decided to work with the remnants of the home.

“We bought this because we love the flow of it,” Sarah Fakih “The building, the house itself, has a lot of integrity. We didn’t want to tear

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Modern Beachfront Home Designed by Thierry Pfister In Amagansett Asks $8.9M

Thierry Pfister, a highly praised architect, designed a home for sale at 621 Lazy Point Road in Amagansett. This 5.34-acre property with 3,840 square feet of interior living space is priced at $8.95 million. Catherine Debackere of Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

Known for his dramatically crafted spaces, Pfister went for a modern feel here. With its expert design, this home features four bedrooms, four full baths and one partial bath, decorated with imported mosaic tiles. Buyers can also enjoy walk-in bedroom closets, plus a main suite connected to its own balcony.

Outside of the home itself, the expansive property features a wraparound deck, an outdoor pool, a cabana and a path to a private 203 feet of bay access. Conveniently, the home also has an outdoor spa shower to clean

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2021 Portland Modern Home Tour is virtual: See sustainable, energy- and space-saving ideas

Not all home tours have returned to in-person viewing, but seeing smartly designed, energy-efficient houses virtually still allows you to take note of everything that captures your attention. The five dwellings spotlighted in 3D filming for the Portland Modern Home Tour on Saturday, July 24, are exemplars of sustainable building and decor trends.

Two dwellings were created to exacting “passive house” standards, which means they can use 80 to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling, and an 800-square-foot home and 600-square-foot studio show off space-saving techniques.

A Lake Oswego custom house has soundproof hobby rooms reached by a secret door and a slide into the gym and indoor futsal court.

Ticket holders ($40 at mads.media) will follow along as Portland-area architects, designers and homeowners guide them through the livestream event and answer questions on the spot.

“The livestream and audience interaction are one day, but all content

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Blue Heron Unveils Vegas Modern 001, a Visionary Home Designed to Inspire Joy, Wonder, and Emotional Well-Being

Award-winning Las Vegas-based design-led firm debuts revolutionary multisensory experience center, developed to amplify the modern lifestyle

Acclaimed design-led development firm Blue Heron has unveiled Vegas Modern 001 (VM001), the firm’s most ambitious undertaking. Named after Blue Heron’s innovative Vegas Modern™ design philosophy, VM001 is an industry achievement for residential design, expertly curating the way people relate to the experience of “home.” Priced at $28 million, VM001 is the most expensive new-construction listing in the history of Las Vegas.

“Design is a vehicle for communication, and our philosophy is about connecting with people on a deep emotional level,” explained Blue Heron CEO and Founder Tyler Jones. “VM001 is the culmination of our 17 years, pushing boundaries to amplify how our clients live. Our team’s imagination and ingenuity are on display across every inch of this immersive architectural experience.”

Located within the exclusive MacDonald Highlands community in Las Vegas, the 15,000-square-foot-home

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