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This lovely Inverness home, built in 1989, is traditional with a decidedly contemporary twist inside that will delight young, growing families.The drive up to this stately tan brick home features a large circular driveway and lovely lampposts, reminiscent of Europe.
Great fixes for small outdoor spacesUpdated May 17, 2013 10:45 AM Sometimes, as we all know, the best things come in small packages. That can also be true of outdoor living spaces. While many people like to be able to spread out when they are outside, some of the most charming outdoor spaces are those created in a small entryway, balcony, courtyard or patio.
A colorful mudroom serves a wide range of functions Posted May 19, 2013 1:00 AM
With her three kids' busy school and sports schedules, it's no wonder Jamie Adcock requires a one-stop spot in her Willowbrook home to keep all of their gear organized and clean. As a bonus, her mudroom is also a style powerhouse thanks to vividly colored cabinetry that hides clutter and makes a statement.
On homes and real estate: What’s going on? Posted May 25, 2013 5:30 AM
Q. We have found a home we like in what appears to be a great neighborhood, but of the 42 homes on that street, seven are for sale. All those for sale signs have us worried there's a mass exodus going on. What questions can we ask, and to whom, that might give us more info into a potential problem?
Size limits for dogs allowed if handled properly Posted May 25, 2013 4:57 AM
Q. Can the board of our association adopt restrictions on the weight of dogs that are permitted to be kept on the property?
The nation’s housing: For seniors, a break on mortgages Posted May 24, 2013 4:34 AM
Here's a heads-up for the growing ranks of seniors whose post-retirement monthly incomes aren't sufficient to qualify for a mortgage under today's tough underwriting standards: Thanks to a rule change by the largest players in the home loan business, you may be able to use imputed income from your 401(k), IRA and other retirement assets to qualify for the loan you want.
Barbedienne foundry made neoclassical tazza Posted May 25, 2013 5:51 AM
Q. I wonder if you can help me evaluate the bronze presentation seen in this dish. The piece, dated 1879, was sculpted by F. Levillain. It was cast in the Barbedienne foundry (in Paris) and is 13½ inches in diameter and 4¼ inches high.
Plant trees to proper depth for success Posted May 25, 2013 1:00 AM
Spring is a good time to plant trees. But many trees are planted too deeply. This prevents needed air and water from reaching the roots and can cause the tree to decline and eventually die.
Renovation on the rebound Posted May 25, 2013 1:00 AM
Janet O'Grady recently had the front walkway and porch steps replaced on the rambler she's owned for 30 years in Arlington, Va. She also had her kitchen painted. Now she's planning to upgrade her countertops to granite.
Ponds, fountains proven to be an irresistible draw
Posted May 25, 2013 4:00 AM
Water can get children outside and away from video games and television, allowing them to instead observe and learn about nature, including frogs, salamanders, fish, plants and more, said Brian Helfrich, construction manager for Aquascape Designs in St. Charles and Lisle. The company installs small ponds, fountains and other outdoor water features in suburban yards.
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