Archive for the ‘Rental Homes’ Category

Modern Home, Lush Landscape

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A Warren Platner-designed contemporary home in Greenwich, Conn., employs feng shui principles and features landscaped gardens with a greenhouse, fountains, a lily pond and a shared lake.
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Hidden Nooks in Old Chicago

Monday, July 28th, 2014

To the owners’ delight, a former office space in the basement of this 1899 mansion revealed a brick, barrel-vaulted ceiling for the wine cellar.
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Late-summer gardening advice from Adrian Higgins

Monday, July 28th, 2014

After his Local Living cover story on late-summer gardening, Adrian Higgins hosted an online chat with readers. Here are some of his top tips:

1. For a fall crop in a planter box, try greens.

“I confined my piece today to lettuce, but there are many other greens that will grow merrily in the fall, such things as mesclun mixes, radicchio, spinach, kale, bok choy and other Asian greens. This is also the season for turnips.

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California Homestead With Modern Amenities

Friday, July 25th, 2014

A ranch in the Sierra Nevada mountains comes with a stagecoach stop and a heliport.
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A Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Houston

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Built in 1955, this home designed by the noted architect was restored and expanded by the current owner; the property includes a courtyard with a pool.
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2015 Ikea catalogue: A preview

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Curling up in bed with the brand new Ikea catalogue (in print or on a tablet) is one of the joys of summer. Today is the day the digital version launches; if you’re on the mailing list, your printed copy (one of 20 million being mailed) should be arriving next week.

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Another score for organically grown veggies

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Watching the studies come out about the merits or demerits of organics is a little like watching World Cup soccer. A large study done at Stanford in 2012 claimed organic food to be no more nutritious than chemically grown. Score one for that side. But a report newly published in the British Journal of Nutrition finds organically raised vegetables to have more antioxidants, less cadmium (a toxic metal in commercial fertilizer) and fewer pesticide residues. Score one for Team O.

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Redesign Redo in Tribeca

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

After a initial makeover of this 4,000-square-foot loft didn’t sit right with the homeowner, a gut renovation and redesign was done, resulting in a open, contemporary-style space.
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OPI’s new colors for Ace Hardware

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Looking for the perfect paint color? Check your nails.

A new palette of paint colors based on some of nail polish brand OPI’s bestsellers is now being sold at Ace Hardware stores.

OPI, known for its glossy nail products with wacky names, has partnered with Ford Mustang, Coca-Cola and many celebrities in launching seasonal collections of nail polishes. Now, the popular Chick Flick Cherry might be the red of your dreams for your dining room walls; Vant to Bite My Neck could be the eggplant purple to die for as a bedroom paint color.

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Home Base in Georgia

Monday, July 21st, 2014

A roughly 10,000-square-foot home includes an outdoor sports field for baseball, golf putting, tumbling and more.
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