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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A Victorian Summer Cottage on Kennebunk Beach

July 23, 2014

Hey, if you’re going to have a summer house, why not get one on the beach? And if it’s on the beach, why not make it a Victorian cottage with its original gingerbread trim and a wraparound porch overlooking the water, right?

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Laura Palmer’s Dutch Colonial from “Twin Peaks”

July 22, 2014

Raise your hand if you remember the weirdness that was the early ’90s TV drama Twin Peaks. Poor, doomed Laura Palmer lived with her family in a white Dutch Colonial on the show. Now it’s on the market in Washington, so let’s take a look…

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How to Fall in Love With Your Home & More Links I Like

July 18, 2014

Here are 7 things I liked this week and had to share:

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