5 Great Houses to Revisit on Netflix This Month

January 12, 2015

I’ve featured the sets from dozens of popular movies and TV shows over the years. Here are 5 that Netflix started streaming in January that will be fun to revisit. If you read my posts about them first, you can amaze your friends and family members with fun facts and behind-the-scenes trivia!

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Cozy Up: A Timbered Swedish Cottage

January 8, 2015

A reader named Maria wrote, “Thought I’d share this cottage in the Swedish region of Dalarna where I just spent Christmas week with my family. The house is beautiful and in many ways reflects the traditional style of the region.” Not only is the cottage enchanting, but so are its surroundings…

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Richard Gere’s Serene Retreat in the Hamptons For Sale

January 7, 2015

One of the first celebrity houses I ever featured was Richard Gere’s place in Water Mill, and I loved its clean, classic old-farmhouse style. When I heard he’s selling his current home in North Haven, I had to check it out… 

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HGTV’s Dream Home 2015 on Martha’s Vineyard

January 5, 2015

I haven’t gotten too excited about any of the HGTV Dream Homes over the past few years, but this is one I’d love to win. Here’s how they describe it: “Built in the style of Cape Cod architecture, this home offers an elegant twist on the traditional, coastal vacation house.” Take a look…

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Drumroll, Please: The 10 Most Popular Posts of the Year

December 31, 2014

As we say goodbye to 2014, here’s a look back at the houses and topics that got the most clicks and comments this year…

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Chip & Joanna’s “Fixer Upper” Farmhouse at Christmas

December 22, 2014

My favorite new show on HGTV this year was Fixer Upper. Chip and Joanna Gaines take on old houses in Texas that a lot of people would consider tear-downs and work some serious magic on them. Their own farmhouse, which was built in 1895 on the outskirts of Waco, was one of their projects. Here’s how it looked […]

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Restoring a Classic Greene & Greene Craftsman

December 18, 2014

The Bolton/Culbertson House in Pasadena was built in 1906 by notable architects Charles and Henry Greene, but many of the original details had been lost over the years. Enter Tim Andersen, the architect who restored the beautiful Craftsman with gleaming woodwork and built-ins to die for. It’s on the market, so take a look…

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The Property Brothers at Home in Las Vegas

December 17, 2014

Have you been watching Drew and Jonathan Scott remodel their own place in Las Vegas on HGTV’s Property Brothers at Home? Here’s a look at how it turned out. For starters, the backyard is no longer a dirt pit, but a “mini waterpark” with a commercial-grade slide, swim-up bar, and infinity pool…

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