In 2000, the first Housetrends issue was published in Dayton, Ohio. Since then we’ve grown to include cities such as Cincinnati, Columbus and Tampa. Over those two decades, we’ve published thousands of photos showcasing incredible new homes, remodels, kitchens, baths and landscapes. Whether it’s because of a strong response from our readers, or the fact that they are just burned into the retinas of our production team, some images stand out as iconic of Housetrends throughout the years. We invite you to take a tour of our favorites in this 20th anniversary showcase.
Arts and Crafts kitchen
Simple geometric lines, an emphasis on craftsmanship and the use of natural materials appealed to this Huber South homeowner when it was time to remodel the kitchen in his 1960s-era brick ranch. Reproduction art tiles and Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper add a distinctive finishing touch.
RESOURCES Design/build Remodeling Designs; Floor tile Florida Tile
This vibrant vessel sink was the inspiration for a master bath’s design in Northern Kentucky. After living in Japan for two years, the owners were eager to add some Eastern influence to their new home. Detailed with koi, the sink keeps the minimal feel of the space with a burst of personality.
RESOURCES Builder Andrew James Custom Builders; Bathroom Countertops Corian, Creative Countertops, Inc.; Sink Bellacor
This natatorium, with a modern-meets-rustic style interior of exposed beams, knotty cedar boards, and skylights in the soaring ceiling, provide ample space for a Pickerington family and their guests to enjoy their 22×46-foot pool. Oversized windows open to allow fresh air to flow.
RESOURCES Builder Nicholson Builders; Pool Commercial Pools
With Indy car racing in his blood, a Tampa Bay homeowner wanted his outdoor living space to have that wow factor. His landscape designer used a floating fire pit as the main focal point of the entire space. An entertainment wall was designed to house four screens under the contemporary pavilion.
RESOURCES Landscape designer and contractor Ryan Hughes, Ryan Hughes Design/Build
Toile wallpaper and fabric, built-in beds and custom painted cabinetry and woodwork make for a charming bedroom for a Glendale couple’s daughter. The home built in 1920 is full of English country charm, including original chestnut floors. Care was taken to keep the design in line with the home’s age.
RESOURCES Design Molly Johnson, Classic Hill Ltd.
Black and white all over
A downtown St. Petersburg penthouse features a contemporary black and white eat-in kitchen. An intricate mosaic backsplash serves as a conversation starter. The theme continues from the backsplash to the black lacquer bottom cabinets and waterfall edge white quartz countertops.
RESOURCES Mosaic Art Designed by Rob Bowen Design Group; created by Sicis in Ravenna, Italy
Swimming with the sharks
As you walk into one family’s 20,000 sq. ft. oasis, your attention is immediately drawn toward a massive rock waterfall and palm tree accented beach entry, resulting in a resort like atmosphere. Wading into the tranquil waters leads to a rush of excitement as you swim alongside an 8,500 gallon salt-water aquarium, housing stingrays, sharks, and 160 other exotic fish. Those seeking privacy swim through the waterfall or meander through a series of tunnels and take a relaxing dip in a soothing hot water spa hidden in a cave.
Design and installation Shehan Pools
Framed in black
In the contemporary interior of this Columbia-Tusculum home owned by an expert in the field of 20th century decorative art, a custom-built wall of shelving and storage in black and silver showcases a prized collection of ceramics arranged to complement the home’s clean uncluttered lines.
RESOURCES Contractor Joe Stewart, Stewart and Jervis Builders
This pink dining room is a standout in the Housetrends archives. This Oakwood home was built in 1954 for a prominent Dayton businessman, Charles Schook. New owners, who bought the house in the mid-90s, were careful to preserve its midcentury style.
Into the woods
On 10 acres in Oakwood, this house with 7,500 square feet of warm, comfortable living space, sprang from the homeowner’s fondness for Colorado. In the kitchen, natural cherry cabinets placed beneath a soaring ceiling punctuated by wooden trestles create an expansive, yet inviting, space.
RESOURCES Architect Hagman Architects, Colorado; Builder Brackett Builders, Inc.; Flooring Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Inc.; Cabinetry and woodwork The Joinery
Blame it on midnight
“Night Watch” was named the color of 2019 by PPG Paints and the designers behind this Deerfield Township study wasted no time incorporating it into their work. A daring move to paint the walls and ceiling in this dark, jade aqua green paid off resulting in this warm, inviting space.
RESOURCES Builder John Candle Homes, LLC; Designers John Candle Homes, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Article by Karen Bradner
Article originally appeared in Housetrends Tampa Bay – March/April 2020