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KEEP IT COOL Options for Shade From Summer Sun

  “I’ll be waiting for you in the shade of the old apple tree,” wrote Harry Williams in 1905. It is a song that evokes images of a peaceful setting ...

Historical home is host to modern fun

By Patricia C Held Celebrations seem to be a part of the history of Lochwood Hall. According to owner Tom Beach, there were costume parties, elaborate dinner parties, dances, and ...

Home Office

By Ashley Blanchard The afternoon light is spilling through the window while I sip hot tea and check email from my white sofa—a luxurious oasis in a house with two ...

Smart Homes

By Amy Coutee What is a Smart Home? If you’ve got three or four home automation systems tied together—a security system, lights, heating and air, and audio, for example—feel free ...

Fragrance Garden

By Erin Parkhurst The smell of warm pine needles returns me to the Midwestern summers of my childhood and the unfettered joy of exploring the woods; the insistent sweetness of ...