A Short History: Kitchens Part I

On any given day across the United States, as Americans gather together in their homes, what is the one room they almost instinctively land? How much of your time is spent in a kitchen? 601 more words

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The New Nostalgic

For history-loving homebuyers, old is good.  Dreams of buying a Queen Anne Victorian — even the DIY type — can bring flutters to the soul of an adventurous shopper.  385 more words

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What Can House Histories Really Tell Us?

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone say, “There’s nothing historic about my house,” I would have…well, a lot of nickels. In the last three years or so that I’ve been digging into the history of houses, I have yet to come across one that lacks some kind of significance. 452 more words

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The Importance of Storytelling

I think one could easily make an argument that storytelling is an essential part of the human experience – after all, communication is one of those little things that sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom, right? 623 more words

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Mail Order Homes


If you know me at all, you know that I am a fan of bungalows. They are charming with their Craftsman-style details – regardless of how simple or complex the design — and they’re just the right size for my needs. 770 more words

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Skipping Black Friday

I’ve never really jumped onto the Black Friday bandwagon. I’m not really a morning person, and I’m usually still experiencing the “turkey coma” after a full day of feasting on Thanksgiving. 340 more words

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Piecing Together the Puzzle

I used to live in a 1920s bungalow. In its early years, the house accommodated a single family. But sometime after the Second World War the house was split into four apartments to welcome in more residents. 628 more words

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