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How to Grow Your Own Sweet Summer Crops
Got a garden patch and a hankering for the freshest veggies and berries? This guide will get even urban gardeners farming
"early — in late winter and early spring. That’s the time to plan for those important... extra in the garden is an easy way to share with our neighbors in need. We're in... gap in the netting around the ones in pots, they were gnawed. In fact, if the tomatoes... frozen in olive oil in the freezer, but yes, slugs love it. I have hosta in my front... vegetables in the flower beds, and pretty flowers in the vegetable patch - helps discourage..."
Houzz Tour: A Home Full of History and Surprise
"home was built for the granddaughter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — a famous American... sister-in-law. "Because the home had such history, the priority was making sure... and dark in the kitchen. I especially like the mudroom with the rolling stepladder... important in recreating a period home, while bringing all of the modern conveniences... balance of traditional architecture coupled with today's furnishings and patterns! Thank..."
My Houzz: Tudor Meets Contemporary
"blends traditional style with plenty of room to play... home in the suburbs of Chicago for homeowners Ian and Becca Coleman and their two... custom-built house from several magazine cutouts. The couple wanted an Old World feel... being built, no one was building houses in America yet. Each room seems like it was... scarbowcow. TV in every room too. I think it's beautiful, but I couldn't live in a place like... training in traditional revivalist architecture. I don't get the negative comments..."
Renovation Detail: The Tapered Craftsman Column
Squared, simple and perfectly proportioned, tapered columns add Craftsman-style beauty to porches, porticoes and interiors
"simple in style. Essential in defining Craftsman or Arts and Crafts–style homes, the squared... rooflines and built-in bookcases. Their perfectly proportioned square taper is guaranteed... wrapped in aluminum and have seen better days, their proportions are so perfect, they... me weak in the knees. Craftsman style columns are handsome, historical and simple... It was built in 1922 and was about 97% original to 1922 and in amazing condition...."
Roots of Style: Italianate Architecture Romances the U.S.
With its towers, cornice details and more, Italianate homes have been enchanting Americans since the 19th-century romantic era
"place in the middle of the 1800s, when Americans built in idealized fashions based... abodes in your city and thought, “What inspired these elaborate creations?” It is... embraced in the early 20th century. Italian Renaissance relied on the rules of classical... especially in California, where abundant wood resources allowed elaborate expression.... It was built in 1850, so I guess I'll go with that. Thanks for the education! You're..."
Houzz Tour: Sweet Georgia Summer Beach Home
A cinderblock structure is transformed into an airy, cheery beach house for three vacationing sisters and their families
"grandfather built it in the 1940s. Because he had built it personally, the sisters were... Island in Georgia, wasn't always the cheery home that it is now. When designers Joel... right in. What a beautiful house and so fitting for Tybee Island. This home and... products used in painting furniture? Have projects lined up but hesitant to start without... added in a sizable screened front porch — a must in mosquito-laden Georgia.Outdoor..."
Original Home Details: What to Keep, What to Cast Off
"little built-in secretary desk. Other artifacts were not so lucky — including the... lived in a beautiful century-old Craftsman house rich with period details. Some were... outside in the evenings. I'm sure some preservationists would cringe at our destruction... to look in from the outside and tell others how to treat their old home, but it is... husband built a window seat in the master bedroom to mirror the one in the dining rm..."
My Houzz: Elegant Updates for a 1928 Bungalow
"specializes in selling homes in conservation districts and historic neighborhoods, and... train in the distance. There's something nostalgic about it that speaks to me."... 1928 home in a historic San Antonio, Texas, neighborhood with his fiancée, Paige Blend;... have done in our home in central Florida. What a really great job you have done here... bicycle in the driveway?? It's a beauty! Great job on the landscaping! I live in a..."
Saltbox Houses Pleasingly Pepper Landscapes
"Originally built in New England in the 1600s, saltboxes have simple lines and a strong... story in the rear and two stories in the front. It commonly features a flat front... lived in a saltbox in rural Massachusetts. The house was built in the late 1600's... grew up in New England but moved to Calif when I got married. We built a Saltbox... lived in a tiny saltbox back in the seventies and loved it! If a house could be a..."
The DeGolyer House Dons Its Christmas Finery
Ornate holiday decorations make this historic Dallas estate, including a hacienda-style mansion and gardens, even more of an eyeful
"essed in its holiday finest, the historic DeGolyer Estate in Dallas inspires and... visitors. Built by California architects Denman Scott and Burton Schutt in the Spanish... included in the cost of admission to the Arboretum: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $9 children;... sculptures in the pool. On my to do list next time I am in Dallas. Mese szép!!! It's... see it in the newsletter. My husband and I were married at the DeGolyer Estate in..."
Stained Glass for Every Style
"living in an older home full of bits of surprise and history in every corner. Stained... artists in most cities. An artist can work with a design you have in mind, or come... glass come in modules, so recognize that seams become part of the overall design. C... incorporated in any style and any space of a house.... window I built from glass I brought back from a visit to France. close up Stained glass... a part in my home! franki These are windows I've made for our long porch -- more..."
Houzz Tour: A Brooklyn Landmark Returns to Glory
"unearthed. Built in 1887 by a co-founder of Pfizer for his daughter and her family, the... brownstone in serious need of a renovation. After completing a previous project for... project in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood. At the time the home was used as a... place in this home --- you can mix different decor styles (traditional, eclectic... onyx slab in the wet bar — so gorgeous! Wow, Wow, Wow! Can't decide what I'm most envious..."
Roots of Style: Dutch Colonial Homes Settle on the Gambrel Roof
Colonists from the Netherlands brought the gambrel roof and other quaint details. Has your home adapted any of these features?
"colonists, who built their domestic architecture in Georgian and Adam styles. Dutch colonial... space in the attic. This form evolved over several decades of adapting authentic... revival in general. Due to this, the gambrel roof has been shared and mixed across... a home in another locale, a 1920s cottage we renovated in Hobe Sound, Florida. And... Casco Bay in Maine. @Historical Concepts Those are beauties! Thank you for sharing...."
Color Guide: How to Work With Chartreuse
As earthy or electric as you please, this yellow-green hue brings the zing or just freshness to homes from traditional to modern
"sulphur. In its lighter, softer form chartreuse makes a great wall color for earthy... rooms. In its boldest, brightest form it is as eye catching as neon. Chartreuse can... stone) and in modern design is often used as a pop against muted neutrals. It looks crisp... popular in modern design, but chartreuse can span the eras and does not need to be... limiting. In fact, it's an all-around great decorating color...."
Diamond Muntins Help Windows Look Sharp
As the real deal or a decorative grille, diamond window muntins show attention to detail and add traditional flair
"there are in fact muntins separating multiple panes. Best suited for traditional homes... "It's all in the details." Whether a room has crown molding, a tile wall features an... been in love with diagonal window muntins and grilles lately. A muntin is a strip... glass in a window. Diagonal muntins create a diamond grid system of small panes of... house was built in 1964 and had the diamond grilles in the front casement windows...."