Like New, a Century Later

April 17th, 2014

A restoration of this 1903 colonial revival-style home preserved original details, like brass hardware and silk-covered walls.
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The Simple Life in Fiji

April 16th, 2014

An environmentally friendly house overlooking the Pacific Ocean embraces a back-to-nature lifestyle.
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Getting a jump on the sweet corn season

April 16th, 2014

The first sweet corn of the season, hot and buttered, is already in my sights as I shuffle through the seed packets, noting which crops I can sow now and hurry along for an early harvest. Traditionally, corn is not one of them. Usually direct-sown in the ground, it will grow fine in cool soil as low as 50 degrees. But here’s the problem: It won’t germinate happily until the soil is at least 65 degrees or better.

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The unexpected elegance of the daffodil

April 16th, 2014

Daffodil season lasts about a month, give or take. This is good, because daffodils have a way of mesmerizing gardeners.

“If it was for 12 months, you’d go crazy,” said Karen Cogar, a daffodil fancier whose ornamental and woodland garden in Alexandria is awash at the moment with choice varieties beyond popular comprehension.

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A Dragon (but No Dungeons) in Australia

April 14th, 2014

This period home in Melbourne has detailed plasterwork, antique furnishings and a 19th-century French terra-cotta dragon on the roof.
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Bauhaus Flair by the Water

April 10th, 2014

This modernist home in Massachusetts boasts expansive water views and notable historical connections.
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Luxury Auction in Park City

April 9th, 2014

This 15,000-square-foot ski home listed for $12.9 million is headed to auction without a reserve price.
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Local home and garden tours

April 9th, 2014

April showers will soon taper off and the warmth of May is in sight. You can shake of winter’s chill, help raise money for a local charity and get a history lesson by taking a home or garden tour in your area.

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The straight talk on gardening

April 9th, 2014

One of the most bittersweet and charged moments for a parent is the day before a child leaves for a far-off college. On the eve of my daughter’s flight from the nest, I suggested a final trip together, an outing to a Colonial-era farmstead.

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An Artist’s Home in Colorado

April 8th, 2014

An Illinois barn finds a new life as a home and studio in Basalt.
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