A Beautifully Restored American Foursquare in New York

March 9, 2015

After I featured the modest Foursquare that Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty grew up in, I heard from a reader who told me about his. Gary Brewer is an architect in New York who saw the potential in this house back when it was “a wreck,” from its rotting porch to wall-to-wall shag carpeting. 

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A Modern Farmhouse For Sale (Picket Fence Included)

March 4, 2015

Architect Steve Zagorski designed this charming “modern farmhouse” within walking distance of downtown Austin. The listing for Milton House, as it’s called, says, “From its wraparound front porch to the giant old-growth Texas Live Oaks that shade the front and back yards, be prepared to fall in love!” 

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The Real “Gone Girl” Movie Houses in Missouri

March 2, 2015

Since the movie Gone Girl came out last year, a lot of you have asked to see photos of Nick and Amy’s house in the suburbs and Desi’s vacation home on the lake. They were both filmed in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, so let’s take a look! 

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A New Yellow Farmhouse with Classic Style in Connecticut

February 25, 2015

If you drove past this farmhouse in the Northwest corner of Connecticut, you might assume it’s been there for generations. Although it’s new, its design was inspired by historic houses in the area with bold color and Shaker style. 

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A Dreamy New Victorian For Sale in Madison, Georgia

February 23, 2015

To see it now, you’d never guess that this house was once an outdated 1970s ranch, would you? The homeowners transformed it into an almost fairytale-like Queen Anne Victorian mansion on their sprawling horse farm in Madison, Georgia.

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A Quirky Artists’ Colony Victorian & More Houses For Sale

February 19, 2015

I love a good Real Estate Sampler, so I’ve rounded up 8 interesting properties for you to check out today, starting with “Bronxville’s Most Colorful Home” for sale in New York… 

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Before & After: A Small Bungalow Gets a Second Story

February 18, 2015

This small two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow in Austin, Texas, was pretty darn cute, but just too darn small for the family of four who lives there. They didn’t want to move, though, so they hired Clayton & Little Architects to raise the roof and add a second story. Here’s how it looks now: 

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The Enchanted Cottage from “The One I Love”

February 16, 2015

So many of you told me to check out the beautiful houses in the movie The One I Love that I sat down and watched it last weekend. Not only was it a good movie with great sets, but I instantly recognized the enchanted, rose-covered guest cottage, because it belongs to a famous couple in Ojai…

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