They Couldn’t Afford That “Full House” (& More Links)

October 5, 2014

1. Ever wonder if TV characters could afford their houses in real life?

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For Sale: Carole King’s Secluded Ranch in Idaho

October 2, 2014

Singer-songwriter Carole King is selling her sprawling property in Idaho known as Robinson-Bar Ranch. The main house was built in the 1870s and sits on nearly 130 acres with charming guest cabins and a private recording studio overlooking Warm Springs Creek. Take a look…

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Seventies No More: Jenna Sue’s Sunny New Kitchen

October 1, 2014

After my post about House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year, a reader told me she needed “an antidote to that dark, cold and mod room.” Based on your comments, I have a feeling she’s not the only one! So today let’s take a look at Jenna Sue’s kitchen, and how they knocked down the walls between the original […]

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Before & After: The Kitchen of the Year 2014

September 29, 2014

Have you seen House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year? Designer Steven Miller was tapped to “reimagine” the kitchen and adjoining family room in a Presidio Heights estate where the 2014 San Francisco Decorator’s Showcase was held, and you won’t believe how different it looks now…

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Annie Potts Puts Colorful Spanish-Style Ranch on Market

September 25, 2014

When I saw the charming Spanish Revival-style hacienda that actress Annie Potts is selling in Tarzana, California, I may have actually squealed out loud. I love how much color and personality it has — something you don’t always see in celeb houses. No gray and white minimalism here, that’s for sure…

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A New House Inspired by Old English Manors

September 24, 2014

This “English Manor” in Marietta, Georgia, is newer than it looks. It was built in the last decade but was designed to have the look and elegance of an older estate. It’s on the market, so take a look and see if you’d be willing to part with a few million to live here…

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A House in Nantucket with an “Upside-Down” Floorplan

September 23, 2014

This house in Nantucket’s Surfside beach community won a 2014 Bulfinch Award, which recognizes design efforts that preserve and advance traditional architecture in New England. One of the reasons the judges chose it was for its “upside-down” floorplan.

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A Blogger’s Beautiful Old House For Sale in San Mateo

September 22, 2014

Delores Arabian’s blog Vignette Design often showcases her lovely old house in San Mateo, California. It was built in 1906 as a summer home for a family looking to escape the fog and noise of San Francisco. Now Delores and her husband are selling it and moving from the suburbs to the city themselves…

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