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Old as the Dickens

Old as the Dickens

Life in an old home is something most people love the idea of but once they understand that trends and styles have changed, they often think twice about it.  A…

Marilyn Monroe Slept Here

Marilyn Monroe Slept Here

The Beverly Hills Hotel is an iconic piece of Art Deco Architecture in California.   This article from CNN highlights some of the rich history of what is affectionately known as…

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

In the spirit of the day, here is a great article about the speech George Washington gave in tribute to the first Thanksgiving authorized by the federal government.  Happy Thanksgiving…

Bungalow Haven

Bungalow Haven

Santa Barbara Seasons presents an interview with Cheri Rae about Bungalow Haven in Santa Barbara.  These houses, originally for the labor force of Santa Barbara, are now charming examples of…

Monticello Yellow

Monticello Yellow

From the Wall Street Journal comes an article about a recent restoration by Carleton Varney, a designer familiar to White House decor, to Montecello, the architectural masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson.…

A Tour of Pasadena

A Tour of Pasadena

              A nice tour of Pasadena, California. It contains many great views of some of Pasadena’s most wonderful architectural houses and sites.…

Art Deco’s Place

Art Deco’s Place

One of the architectural styles that often is intermingled and blended in peoples mind with the Arts and Crafts designs of California is the Art Deco style. Often it is…

The Bungalow Chronicles

The Bungalow Chronicles

Here is a great site on life in a renovated bungalow.  There are many great pictures and writings about what it took to update and “restore” this classic bungalow house…

Book: Jefferson Architect

Book: Jefferson Architect

I received a great book recently called Thomas Jefferson: Architect the Interactive Portfolio. Jefferson has always been a fascinating person to me and his architectural abilities are some of the…

Little White House – Key West

Harry Truman’s “Little White House” is in the Truman Annex in Key West, Florida. This video captures the interior of the house exceptionally well. Many of the items that are…

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