A Look Inside Bunny Mellon’s Gracious Townhouse Today

December 3, 2014

Philanthropists Paul and Bunny Mellon built this beautiful townhouse in Manhattan in 1965. Bunny was the horticulturist commissioned by her friend Jackie Kennedy to design the White House Rose Garden, so it makes sense that she would want gardens here in the middle of the city, too.

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Restoring an Old Clapboard House in Concord

December 1, 2014

This wonderful old house was built in the late 1800s in Concord, Massachusetts, and homeowners Alex and Andrea say that little had been updated since. That meant that most of the original details were intact, but it took a lot of work to do to make it a comfortable and family-friendly home.

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Giving a Basic Brick Ranch Curb Appeal (and More)

November 26, 2014

1. When Angela bought this house, she wasn’t crazy about the exterior…

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A Classic Country House in Connecticut For Sale

November 24, 2014

Boy, did my blog have a rough weekend. As you may know if you tried to stop by, it was down for the count for a couple of days. I’m relieved that it’s finally back, and I have to give a shout-out to all the smart tech support people who spent hours helping me revive it! Today I’m […]

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Before & After: A Laundry Room’s “Wow!” Makeover

November 20, 2014

Oh, how I’d love to have a nice, big laundry room with a window (mine’s a laundry closet). Susan knew that her basic white laundry room had potential to be a cheerier space to work in, so she added some fun color with paint and wallpaper, and here’s how it looks now…

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Modern Farmhouse Style in the Berkshire Woods

November 19, 2014

One of my favorite new-house trends has to be the “Modern Farmhouse” style. Crisp Architects in New York built this country retreat inspired by rural farm houses with front, back and side porches to take advantage of the wooded views.

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Tom Cruise’s Telluride Retreat For Sale (and More)

November 18, 2014

It’s time for another Real Estate Sampler! Here are 7 listings that caught my eye… 1. Tom Cruise Selling “Beloved Mountain Retreat” in Colorado Remember when Oprah interviewed Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes at their secluded Telluride cabin back in 2008?

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Small House Charm: A Craftsman Bungalow in Oregon

November 17, 2014

This small Craftsman-style bungalow in Corvallis, Oregon, was built in 1915. It may only have 2 bedrooms and 1,200 square feet, but it sold me with its original character and charm, starting with the front porch. Take a look…

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