Homearama House Tour #4: The Villa Maribella Model

August 7, 2014

Welcome to Day #4 of Homearama House Tour week. Today we’re taking a look at the Villa Maribella model built by Justin Doyle Homes. The program describes it as having “Old World Elegance.” Come inside and see what you think…

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Homearama House Tour #3: The Virtuoso Model

August 6, 2014

Moving on to the third house tour in this year’s Homearama at Carriage Hill in Liberty Township, Ohio, we have the Virtuoso model by Daniels Homes. The program says, “With its floating stairs and old barn beam ceilings, this three-level, four-bedroom house is modeled in the contemporary style.”

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Homearama House Tour #2: The Asheville Model

August 5, 2014

Continuing on with our tour of model homes at this year’s Homearama in Liberty Township, Ohio, we have the Asheville model built by Arthur Rutenberg Homes. The program describes it as “a French Country-style home featuring a double spiral staircase reminiscent of a classic 19th century manor.”

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Homearama House Tour #1: The Bordeaux Model

August 4, 2014

It’s that Homearama time of year here in Ohio when local builders show off their skills by building a subdivision full of big new houses and then invite us all over to critique admire them. I’ve been going since I was a kid and never miss one if I can help it! I’m going to show you 5 of the model […]

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Renée Zellweger’s Colonial Farmhouse in Connecticut

July 31, 2014

Now this is my kind of Celebrity House. Renee Zellweger’s country home in Conneticut was built in 1770 and is known as “The Cotton Tavern.” She’s selling it for $1.6 million, so take a look!

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Giving a Neglected Grant Park Bungalow New Curb Appeal

July 30, 2014

Talk about curb appeal — and needing some. This 1905 bungalow in Atlanta had been neglected for so long that it was dragging the whole Grant Park neighborhood down with its droopy awnings and vinyl siding. So Carl Mattison and Rob Smith, who live in the area, decided to do something about it. Here’s how it […]

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An English Tudor (& Cottage) on the Coast of Kent

July 28, 2014

Dave and I have been talking about how much we’d love to go back to England. Last time we spent most of our vacation in London, but we’d like to get out of the city a little more and see other parts of the country someday. This lovely old Tudor with its adjoining cottage on Sandwich Bay, for […]

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Choose Your Favorite: 5 Vacation Homes in Maine

July 24, 2014

Inspired by that Victorian summer cottage I showed you yesterday, I started looking up vacation houses to rent in Maine. Totally an exercise in daydreaming, mind you, but I found 5 places I’d like to spend my summer in. Which one would you choose?

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