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Art, Edibles and Community Make Magic in a Pittsburgh Garden
With a name like Friendship, is it any wonder this neighborhood created such an enchanting community garden?
"build a community edible garden on the newly vacant 3,600-square-foot lot. With the... students and an organization called Grow Pittsburgh, Hughes built raised garden beds... home and lumber donated by Massaro Construction. Horseradish, rhubarb, sweet potatoes... currants and fruit trees now all flourish in the garden. When local artists Lauren Jean... McLaughlin and Bob Ziller donated a large mosaic sculpture of an octopus, the community..."
My Houzz: Community Matters for a Canadian Café and Home
Celebrating food, play and life, this formerly run-down corner building is now a neighborhood treasure and a family's haven
"play and life, this formerly run-down corner building is now a neighborhood treasure... store and café, Le Marché St. George, that occupies the ground floor, and two finished... Larsen and her young family live in one of these and rent out the other for small... imported and local goods, like olive oil, teas, spices and textiles. Houzz at a Glance... Larsen and her family purchased a corner building nestled in a quiet residential area..."
Food and Community Thrive in a U.K. Allotment Garden
Get a peek at a rented garden plot in England where edibles and flowers mix and local residents can mingle
"edibles and flowers mix and local residents can mingle... parish and and manages it. Throughout the country, land plots like this have been... plot of community garden — known as an allotment in the U.K. — five minutes from her... garden and grow crops in. For Copley-Smith, it’s a wonderful opportunity to expand... seedlings and learn by mistakes — experiment,” she says. This mantra extends beyond the... looks and what it produces. Walking through the seasons inspecting and analysing..."
Houzz Tour: And the Community Award Goes to ... a 'Zen Barn'
Contemporary minimalism wins over the neighbors and delights the owners of this light-filled Canadian home
"neighbors and delights the owners of this light-filled Canadian home... exterior and minimalist design. Rich textures inside and out warm up the modern look... look, and natural light streams into the house from all directions. "The stairwell,... courtyard and second-floor deck above the dining area all let the interior space feel... Architect. And though this is an unabashedly contemporary design, neighbors embraced it..."
My Houzz: Family and Community Art Merge in an Architect's Home
This Southern California family loved the local artwork so much, they created a public gallery for it right in their house
"Weinstein and his wife, Wendy, were looking to get out of Los Angeles and find a place... by the community. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Wendy and Jeff Weinstein, and... ground up, and Jeff commissioned a local artist to paint an expansive mural of Ojai in... public and create an in-house gallery, called Ojai Gallery 353, that showcases artwork... Elijah and Josh Location: Ojai, California Size: 2,500 square feet; 3 bedrooms, 2..."
A New Community Flourishes in Rhode Island
Innovative affordable housing project offers new ideas for living with agriculture, art and each other
"& Community Design in Tiverton, Rhode Island, the 170-acre community was designed... artists and agriculture in mind. The rural character and traditions of farming in... of the community — was honored in its design. In addition to setting aside much of... preserve, the community has its own designated area for gardening. 50 affordable rental... units and 24 single-family market-rate homes make up the Sandywoods Farm community..."
Community Building Just About Anyone Can Do
Strengthen neighborhoods and pride of place by setting up more public spaces — even small, temporary ones can make a big difference
"neighborhoods and pride of place by setting up more public spaces — even small, temporary... itself and its lack of public space that prevent you and others from connecting.... sense of community can be difficult. It's easy to blame the people who live around you... better and law-abiding community...you do have to get involved. And maybe not in the... call and call and call and call again. People can help themselves, the animals..."
My Houzz: Saltbox Charm in a Heritage Fishing Community
This rustic home and art studio in a 16th-century waterfront town blend in while showing personal style
"rustic home and art studio in a 16th-century waterfront town blend in while showing personal... fishing community of Trinity in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada — population 150... abeth and Ed Burry's second-generation saltbox home sits on a small hill in the historic... views and embodies the area's historic aesthetic. The couple lives here from May... artist and jewelry designer; he's a writer. The rest of the year, they live in nearby..."
Personality Swoops in for a Florida Community's Christmas
Yards and homes in this retirement neighborhood in Florida take full advantage of loosened holiday decorating rules
"Yards and homes in this retirement neighborhood in Florida take full advantage of... Covenants and Restrictions. This includes the maintenance of houses and yards, what... streets, and when and how garbage may be put on the curb; also restricted are signage... houses and in the yards (air conditioner units and satellite dishes, among other elements... personal and architectural expression. Residents are limited to picking one of a few..."
Tour a Pioneering Beach Town That Fosters Community
No cars, mixed-use zones, strict building codes ... a new book takes us inside Seaside, a champion of New Urbanism
"quality and character of communities." In the massive book Visions of Seaside (Rizzoli... history and evolution of the pioneering community, highlights many of the place's... urbanist and educator who served as an artist in residence in Seaside in 2011 — the... buildings and presents a wealth of unbuilt proposals to learn from. This ideabook looks... the town and the principles it has become famous for, followed by a closer look at some..."
Community Thrives Along With a Garage-Top Garden
Seattle neighbors join forces to create a large-scale community garden atop an old parking structure
"large-scale community garden atop an old parking structure... neighbors and city officials have upped the community gardening ante with the city's... large-scale community garden on top of a 50-year-old parking garage. Somewhere out there... local and preserving green spaces are healthy trends, but connecting with neighbors... makes community gardening special. The project, called UpGarden, takes this experience... landscape — and new neighbor connections — can emerge from a parking lot...."
My Houzz: Once a Schoolhouse and Church, Now a Home and Art Gallery
Creativity and history come alive in attached 19th-century structures in upstate New York, and the local art community makes a new friend
"York, and the local art community makes a new friend... ivity and history come alive in attached 19th-century structures in upstate New York... space and how her friend had resurrected it, and knew right away it would be her... damage and it was in need of major structural help. Spero openly admits how skeptical... Spero and her dog, Ginger Location: Cottekill, New York Size: 1,300 square feet;... personal and friendly. Thank you for the added touch. I love Houzz and look forward..."
My Houzz: Light and Bright Updates for an Israeli Family Home
Knocking out walls, adding windows and lightening up finishes gives an agricultural-community home a fresh perspective
"windows and lightening up finishes gives an agricultural-community home a fresh perspective... outside and tending to gardens. The couple tapped architect and designer Orly Eran... windows and spruce up the backyard, making the home lighter, brighter and family friendly... here: Lior and Shiri Haimovitch; children Yaara (age 9), Omri (6) and Rotem (5 months);... Lior and Shiri Haimovitch were ready for a change after years of living in cosmopolitan..."
My Houzz: Mixed-Use Oregon Home Serves and Charms
Home, restaurant, garden, rental cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder in more ways than one
"cabin — and it gives back to the community too. This multitasking home is a wonder... garden and deck area, and a cabin for rent. Working with a carefully chosen team of... creative community. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Dayna McErlean and son Bishop... childhood and inspired by her hands-on, creative family, McErlean created four dynamic... green roof and a water reclamation system. Now, nearly a decade later, her converted home..."
My Houzz: Cozy Seaside Cabins Welcome Friends and Family
Compact hilltop structures in a coastal Canadian community let family, friends and the owner bed down with beautiful views
"Canadian community let family, friends and the owner bed down with beautiful views... beautiful bay and seaside town of Trinity in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Living... friends and family flocking to visit, and McIntyre was left scrounging for more room... friends and family jockeying for a place to stay while conveniently vacationing near... psychologist and vacation rental business owner Brenda McIntyre experienced when she designed..."