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Victoria + albert

Victoria & Albert

Victoria + Albert Baths is a British brand with a worldwide reputation for creating beautiful freestanding tubs and basins.

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Replacement windows by Heartwood Windows.

Lights Divided, Truly and Otherwise

It should be understood that conserving old windows is the “greenest” option: they are endlessly repairable and easy to upgrade for energy efficiency and comfort. For those buying replacement windows, find good news in recent aesthetic improvements.

1904 american foursquare house

Foursquare, Years to Go

Near Philadelphia, energetic owners re-interpret a transitional house, rescuing it from bad taste, layers of paint, and other disasters.

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1904 american foursquare house

Foursquare, Years to Go

Near Philadelphia, energetic owners re-interpret a transitional house, rescuing it from bad taste, layers of paint, and other disasters.

fireplace screen by Steven Handelman

English Cottage on the Lake

The Portland family wanted to live someday on Lake Oswego. When they stumbled upon a 1927 shingled cottage with Arts & Crafts stonework, it felt like home.

Bold in both its design and colors, ‘Coffered Rosette’ packs a decorative wallop and has become a favorite of the Museum’s visitors.

1804 Federal Elias Davis House

This ca. 1804 Federal example has come alive with the addition of period wallpapers. The Captain Elias Davis House is a remarkable survivor that’s now part of the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Recently it was repapered with block-printed designs by Adelphi Paper Hangings.

Muted tones dress a guest bedroom. Moldings are kept simple while a reading nook invites friends to cozy up on rainy days.

A Classical Lakeside Home

To mitigate the formality of a house on Lake Placid, G.P. Schafer Architect turns to classical design and vernacular forms for inspiration. The result is a comfortable, casual, and gracious house on the shore.

A “tree house” in Cheshire parlance, the three-storey cabin extends living space into the woodland canopy.

Tree House Bungalow

In Black Mountain, North Carolina, craftsmanship holds sway, giving a new cabin all the warmth and integrity of an old house.

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