Forrest Gump’s Big Old House in Alabama

September 15, 2014

Twenty years ago Forrest Gump hit theaters, so let’s take a look back at that wonderful old house in Greenbow, Alabama, that Forrest and his mama lived in. I’ve had a lot of readers ask me where it is and whether it’s still standing, but I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news on that front….

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Saving Tara from “Gone with the Wind” (& More Links)

September 14, 2014

Here are 7 stories that caught my eye this week: 1. The “Saving Tara” Project

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Looking Back at Joan Rivers’ Country House in Connecticut

September 11, 2014

After Joan Rivers died last week at the age of 81, a lot of news outlets featured photos of her opulent New York City penthouse. But I kept thinking about the stone and clapboard country house she remodeled in Connecticut.

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Updating an Old House for a Young Family in Missouri

September 9, 2014

Becki is a reader who lives with her husband and daughters in this 115-year old house in Missouri. They bought it two years ago and began updating it to suit their family. When she told me it was featured in Vintage KC magazine, I had to check it out…

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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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