Fighting the Ravages of Time

Fighting the Ravages of Time

“You’ll just love these two homes!” Tiffany exclaims, as your SUV rolls down the tree-lined street in your dream neighborhood.  Both are hip-pockets, freshly updated and looking their best.  With good schools nearby, you plan on staying here at least 10 years until...
Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

It was during the “black mold” scare over a decade ago when our family moved into our 1940 Colonial Revival home in old University Park. We bought it from the original owner, whose favorite color was blue. That light blue shag carpet covered up gorgeous old-growth oak...

A Tale of Two Cottages

Dickens’ Remodel. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, . . .” Well, does that pretty much describe your last remodeling job (whether you were the remodeler or homeowner)?!...