We’re Brett and Kara Phillips, the husband-and-wife team behind Phillips House Co and High Street Homes.
Our story starts right where you might be today—dreaming of a home that fits your lifestyle, tastes, and budget. We built that first home of ours in 2011, a little over a year after our wedding. We learned a lot through the process. Like how important it is to have a clear vision for your project before you start. And how long the days feel when you’re living out of suitcases at your parents’ house. And how important it is to work with designers and trades who are not only good at what they do but also willing to dream with you.
Mostly though, we learned that we make a great team and could help a lot of other families like ours design fresh, timeless homes that they’ll love for years to come.
Since launching High Street Homes in May of 2012 we’ve honed our style, moved 9 times, designed homes for some of the best people we know, started a real estate brokerage, renovated a 104-year-old Foursquare, launched our online shop Phillips House Co and had three cute boys along the way.
It’s been slightly chaotic, but we wouldn’t have it any other way for the chance to bring you advice, style and home inspiration that helps you love how you live every day.