A Country Retreat in Australia

September 21st, 2014

This early-20th-century home, which overlooks a lake near the country’s southeast coast, doubles as a guesthouse for artists and writers.
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An English Manor in Dallas

September 18th, 2014

The stone manor, built in 1925, features a distinctly English aesthetic, from the gardens to the interiors
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An Old Vicarage Becomes a London Mansion

September 18th, 2014

This eight-bedroom house in southwest London has all the luxury fittings of a five-star hotel.
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The allure and challenge of sweet corn

September 18th, 2014

Sweet corn is not a great crop for the home garden. It takes up a lot of space and is a hungry feeder. A windstorm can blow it down. Its season is short. And then there are the raccoons, which always know just when the corn is perfectly sweet and tender and show up for dinner. Only such extreme measures as setting traps, an electric fence or even a very tall fence roofed like a cage will ensure protection. Last year we lost most of our crop to raccoons.

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Private Luxury in Thailand

September 17th, 2014

This property in the resort town of Hua Hin includes a two-level home, a separate guest house, a standalone fitness center and staff quarters.
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House Calls: Charm Central in Charm City

September 17th, 2014

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David and Brenna Toney recently moved from Alexandria to Baltimore, and the living room of their 1902 home is still a work in progress. They want a stylish look for entertaining and watching TV, with furniture and storage solutions that won’t break the bank.

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Worm composting: For the urban gardener, not so simple after all

September 17th, 2014

When it comes to gardening, I encourage people to learn by doing. Sure, you should ask yourself tough questions at the outset — especially, for us urban gardeners, about how much space and time you really have to spare and how best to use them — but I also think it’s possible to overthink things. Some lessons just aren’t learnable until you dig in, plant, weed, water, grow and harvest.

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A Hong Kong Retreat

September 16th, 2014

Film producer Willie Chan’s two side-by-side homes come with a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace, and panoramic views of the sea.
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A Farmhouse Hideaway in Australia

September 15th, 2014

This spacious home has two mezzanine levels, open-plan kitchen and dining areas, and a swimming pool that overlooks the green hills of New South Wales.
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Waterfront Luxury in Thailand

September 14th, 2014

This contemporary Thai-style home sits next to a pristine beach and includes open living areas, a marble pool-terrace facing the sea, and Balinese furnishings.
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