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Hidden Beneath Paint, A Famed Artist's Wall Decorations

By Michael Hill | Mar 13
Not only did Thomas Cole paint the lush mountain landscapes that inspired the Hudson River School art movement of the 19th century, he also painted on the walls of his home.

Preservation Begins at Idaho Home of Artist James Castle

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Nov 23
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood in Boise, the century-old home sits idle and vacant. But inside, officials working to restore the self-taught artist's residence say there is much more inside the aging framework than meets the eye.

Haiti Fights to Preserve Gingerbread Homes

By David McFadden | Jan 22
A new initiative is underway to save Port-au-Prince's most majestic homes.

What's Old Is New Again: Charlie Allen Renovations

By Jill Gleeson | Oct 31
Have you purchased an old-timer house dating back more than a century? While it may have plenty of charm, it's also likely in need of a thoughtful renovation to maximize its use for the 21st century. Fortunately, we've got just the solution.

Californians Tear Out Lawns to Cope With Draught

By Amy Taxin | Aug 27
As California faces an historic drought, more residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.

After Uproar, Google Exec To Sell Oregon Home

By Steven Dubois | Jun 30
A Google executive who had planned to tear down his historic Portland house has instead opted to sell it after outraged neighbors complained and 3,000 people signed an online petition urging him to preserve the 19th century home.

The Annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage

By Matthew Wexler | Mar 17
The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) returns for six weekends this spring from Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 31, offering the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties.

Woodrow Wilson’s Columbia Home Reopens to the Public

By Meg Kinnard | Feb 17
After nearly a decade of renovations, the South Carolina home where President Woodrow Wilson lived as a teenager is reopening to the public as a museum not only about the politician but also the Reconstruction Era.

Fast-Moving Erosions Threaten Coastal Homes

By Audrey McAvoy | Jan 8
These are stark options for Sunset Beach, where multimillion-dollar homes line the shore and where the globe’s top surfers converge each year for the World Cup of Surfing.

Fans Hope John Coltrane Home Can Become NY Museum

By Frank Eltman | Nov 7
In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. Musicians including Carlos Santana are among those backing a volunteer effort to turn the house into a museum.

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