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Real Estate’s Self-Made Mogul

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.
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Secrets of home stagers: Six easy fixes to make you like your house better

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Home stagers are the people who sweep through homes going on the market and make them look uncluttered and cozy without a huge investment of time or money.

What’s their secret?

Stagers have a bag of design and organizing tricks that can be useful even to someone who has no plans to sell. They look to make a house or condo desirable to potential buyers and maximize price. They have practical ideas to refresh your stale living room or pump up your curb appeal. Stagers cast a critical eye on everything. They remove things. They group like items together, rearrange bookcases, toss out lumpy pillows and frame children’s artwork previously hanging from magnets on the fridge. They might gather all your scattered framed family photos, edit them and display them on one shelf or tabletop.

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A wandering squash for next year’s list

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

We try to keep the door closed between our home greenhouse and our utility room, to exclude rodents, but the other day a squash plant wandered in. Or leapt in, gaining (or so it appeared) a foot of floor space in a day.

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A Montana Home on the Bitterroot River

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

This farm comes with views, a pond and a tree nursery
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Contemporary Corporate and Personal Retreat

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The owners of this approximately 9,600-square-foot home wanted to create a ‘zen retreat’ inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic ‘Fallingwater’ property.
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Elevated State in Georgia

Monday, August 25th, 2014

This 1920s English-style stone home perched on Lookout Mountain has views into Tennessee.
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Townhouse With Modern Interior, Space to Share

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This recently renovated, landmark five-story 19th century townhouse close to Central Park houses an triplex, duplex and three studio apartments.
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Local Living: The 2014 back-to-school issue

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Expert picks for teen bedroom decor

A little negotiating will get a design that everybody loves — and will outlive their teen years. Read it here.

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Back to Nature in the Australian Countryside

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This five-building property sits on more than 100 acres and includes fruit orchards, a river, a timber plantation and a rainforest.
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Upcycling: Beauty in someone else’s trash

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Kelly Millspaugh Thompson has two trucks, shelves full of paint cans in more than 30 colors, a political science degree she never uses and a passion for refurbishing furniture.

For that, the Falls Church-based designer blames her parents. After all, they were the ones who were constantly renovating their home while she was growing up, who took her with them to antiques shops and put her to work painting.

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