Singer Linda Ronstadt's Pink House For Sale in Arizona
Singer Linda Ronstadt's pink Mediterranean-style house is for sale in Tucson, Arizona. She has moved to San Francisco to be close to her family.
Rhiannon’s Jadeite Jewel of a Kitchen
In September of last year, Rhiannon and her family moved from Oakland, California to a 1938 Portland home set into the green streets of the Laurelhurst neighborhood. The first order of business? Restore the kitchen, bringing back some of the space’s inherent charm and color, but adding a few modern appliances to make cooking for a family easy. Join Rhiannon for a cup of tea in this adorable kitchen, rich with a lifetime’s collection of jadeite.
Preserved in Amber
Here I am in du Pont country, a swankily rural district barely 6 miles from downtown Wilmington, Delaware. I'm about to enter a sort of Disneyland for the serious-minded called "Hagley." Its 200 acres of historic reconstructions, research facilities and informative ruins, will leave you knowing more about the du Pont family and the manufacture of gunpowder than anyone you know. I confess I had no inkling that gunpowder, of all things, was the foundation of the du Pont fortune. "Hagley" is…
An 1870s Victorian farmhouse finally shines in Northern California
After years of preparation, hard work, and sheer determination, Mark Goff and Philip Engel are (nearly) finished with their project.
3 Ways to Make Sure Painted Kitchen Cabinets Hold Up, According to Bloggers Who Know
If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's going to last.
An Estate Sale With An Old House Tale
Is there a house you often pass by that you wish you could see the inside of? There are several on my list but, this one was near the tippy top of my list and last Sunday my wish sort of came true. Before I can tell you about the experience I have to explain a little more first.... I've covered some of the history of Homewood (the neighborhood we live in) in posts a while back, but here's a quick background just in case... Homewood was once an affluent Jewish community where families and…
1909 Faithful Kitchen Restoration
All of the homes were wonderful of course on the 2011 AHC Kitchen Tour, but... I have to admit I have a super soft spot for this restored kitchen. The flooring of choice these days for restorations and remodels is linoleum. From the Antique Home Style collection.
Back to the Future!
The 50's kitchen gets a 30's facelift. When we bought the house, the kitchen was 50's colonial. The counter top was pink with gold flecks. There was a row of upper cabinets over the cooktop that stuck out in front of the side window. It was dark, depressing, and not particularly functional. We didn't want to put too much money into a remodel, since we're in a neighborhood of stagnant (or downright falling) property values. So Ken painted, tiled, and changed out hardware, leaving the original…
Design Solutions: Incorporating Vintage Elements With a More Modern Style
While I absolutely covet many of the elements featured here, I understand that everyone’s taste is a little different, and some people might not choose green tile or wood paneling or shag carpets if they had the choice. But whether you’re renting or buying, and whether you love them or hate them, here are some ideas for making vintage features work with your modern style.