Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored 2

Abandoned Oscar Mayer Mansion is Restored
Remember the century-old Oscar Mayer mansion in Evanston, Illinois? The Chicago landmark, home to Oscar Mayer Sr. from 1927 to 1965, sat vacant for over 10 years before it was purchased and renovated. VHT’s Petr Poliak photographed the abandoned property last year in its neglected state. There were holes in the roof and vines taking over ...

Metal Shutter Houses: Unlocking the Extraordinary from the Ordinary

Metal Shutter Houses: Unlocking the Extraordinary from the Ordinary
Metal Shutter Houses is the first condominium residence in the U.S. designed by world-renowned architect Shigeru Ban. This unique 11-story building is located in New York City at 524 West 19th Street. What makes this property so unique? Well, for starters there are 20-foot pivoting glass walls, shifting room dividers, and motorized steel exterior shutters. I’m going ...

Truly Unique Decor

Truly Unique Decor
This home is just like one giant art project, right? I just have so many questions I don’t even know where to begin. Maybe this was inspired by the thought of making your life and your home a work of art. How each of us wants to make our home different from others, with its ...

Daring Designs

Every year, celebrated interior designers transform a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This year, a 7,000-square-foot luxury townhouse overlooking Manhattan’s Central Park serves as the canvas for the 41st annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House, which opened May 7 and runs through June 4. Think of this ...

A Brooklyn Pad That Will Ensure You Are Always On Time

A Brooklyn Pad That Will Ensure You Are Always On Time
Earlier in the week we highlighted this unique Brooklyn property over on VHT’s Facebook Page, but it’s definitely worth seeing again. One thing is for sure, you’d never have an excuse for being late again. Like, ever. Wha??? Wow, that is a BIG clock. How do you change the time on that thing when daylight ...

Making White Look So Right

Making White Look So Right
White is so incredibly versatile that it is often misinterpreted as safe and clinical. Boring and bland. Sure, white can be a canvas—but it can also be much more than that. It can be the focal point, the central theme that makes the space. White can be exciting! A white room can be ultra modern ...

VHT Tour: Country Modern 1

VHT Tour: Country Modern
Whether or not you like country music (boy, do I!), line dancing and rodeos, it is a rare soul who doesn’t enjoy a view of wide-open plains, rustic wagon wheels, a polished hardwood floor, and a place with a little history. Perhaps the most iconic image of country style, however, is the barn. Originally an ...

Stunning Spaces: Moroccan Style Meets Palm Beach

Stunning Spaces: Moroccan Style Meets Palm Beach
What makes a style Moroccan? Well, I admit, I am not an expert, but I have certain associations. When I think of Morocco I think of marketplaces and long gauzy skirts and curtains. I think of furniture in jewel toned colors with intricate patterns. Tiles and decor with geometric patterns.  And, of course, comfortable seating ...

Stunning Spaces: Charming, Rustic Lakefront Home

Stunning Spaces: Charming, Rustic Lakefront Home
Our pioneer ancestors would probably get a good laugh out of how fashionable the rustic look is today. But thanks to the style’s unpretentious roots and natural warmth, it’s become as popular in the heart of the city as it is out in the woods. Soaring ceilings, log walls and woodsy views are just the ...

Stunning Spaces: Your Moment of Zen

Stunning Spaces: Your Moment of Zen
After a long day we all want to come home to a place that feels peaceful — a place to recharge, restore and relax. It’s one thing to create a space that is visually beautiful, but it’s quite another to create a space that can make you feel calm and at peace with what’s going ...