For Sale: A New England Colonial & Artist’s Barn

September 8, 2014

The listing details for this property sold me before I even saw the photos: “In the idyllic town of Acworth, New Hampshire, located at the end of a private tree-lined drive, this 1793 Colonial is embraced by a pastoral setting with 200 acres of conserved land that includes a pond, lush meadows, a forest, and distant views of […]

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What It’s Like to Own the Father of the Bride House & More

September 5, 2014

1. Ever wish you could live in a famous movie house like this one?

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Before & After: An Old Plantation Cottage in Georgia

September 4, 2014

Boy, was this old cottage in bad shape when the Morgan family bought it. The tiny farm manager’s house was one of four buildings on auto magnate Henry Ford’s former 1930s Georgia plantation, but it was sinking into the low, marshy area it sat on and was only being used for storage. 

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A Former HGTV Dream Home & More Houses For Sale

September 3, 2014

I love a good real estate sampler, don’t you? Here are 6 houses that are for sale right now, starting with HGTV’s Dream Home 2013…

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A (Very Cool) Replica of the “Friends” Sitcom Set

September 1, 2014

Did you see the mini-Friends reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live? He “surprised” Jennifer Aniston with what he described as an $80,000 replica of Monica’s kitchen he had built in order to live out his fan-fiction fantasies. I couldn’t believe how much it looked like the real thing.

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Judy Blume’s Lake House in Martha’s Vineyard For Sale

August 28, 2014

Beloved author Judy Blume is selling her cedar-shake cottage on Lake Tashmoo in Massachusetts. It’s the kind of laid-back summer home I dream of having someday, with antique pine floors, a stone fireplace, and a screened porch overlooking the water…ahhh… 

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Updating a 1930s Cottage Kitchen & Bath

August 27, 2014

Architect Richard Taylor wrote me about this project he worked on for clients Butch and Marcia, who found this old cottage in Chillicothe, Ohio, and fell in love with its character and charm. The kitchen and master bath needed work, and that’s where he came in. They updated the kitchen first, which had been closed off from the living room before.

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Styling a Colorful Ranch for Better Homes & Gardens

August 25, 2014

When I saw Dimitra Anderson’s colorful California ranch in a recent issue of Better Homes and Gardens, I liked it so much that I tracked down more photos of it online. It’s always interesting to see how they style rooms differently for magazine shoots, so let’s compare them to see what they did to make the rooms […]

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