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Beautiful Space

Because I grew up in such tight spaces, I don’t get manicures, pedicures, I’m not into cars, but I am into a fabulous house. – Viola Davis

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Do You Remember…Window Seats

 These simple design features were as common in older homes as ketchup at a cookout. The best seats were like the one I had in my first home: It had a hinged lid, which created a great storage area under … Continue reading

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Do you remember…Full Attics

Did you grow up in a house with an attic filled with your parents’ treasures and memories? Most architects and builders kicked those features to the curb decades ago, as prefabricated wood trusses became the belle of the ball. Guess … Continue reading

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Do you remember…Laundry Chutes

Did you use to send plastic army men on secret missions down those chutes? Why would architects snub their noses at these marvelous features of multilevel homes? Yes, laundry rooms have, for the most part, moved up to the main … Continue reading

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Do you remember…Large front porches

Perhaps you were lucky enough to grow up in a house with a big front porch and a smaller back one. One reason that builders and architects designed every house that way 100 years ago was that it helped to … Continue reading

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