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Explore Coastal Charm: Shingled Harbor Home Unveils Seaside Splendor

Explore tasteful coastal charm in today’s shingled harbor home by Albert, Righter & Tittman Architects. The gamble-roofed house blends well with the surrounding seaside shingle homes while enjoying all the modern conveniences of today. The design of the home encourages transitions from indoor to outdoor living. Photo by Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.  …

Two-story beach cottage in Galveston
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New Beach Cottage with Beautiful Details in Galveston, Texas

A new community in Galveston features this pretty beach cottage by Mark Ashby. Beamed ceilings, shiplapped walls, and neutral finishes create an inviting and relaxing environment. Multiple levels provide optimal views of the waterfront and scenic surroundings.  Photo by Mark Ashby Design   The entryway features a modern style stairway constructed of light wood. A…


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My name is Jennifer and I started my blog in 2011 as a way to motivate myself by chronicling improvements to my circa 1875 house. I figured if I was writing about what I was doing, I’d be more likely to tackle and actually finish home improvement projects.

I remarried on June 30, 2011 and my husband and I talked about buying a new home together. But we both love it here in our little town and decided to stay put. The town has more than tripled in size since living here, but I still consider it to be small compared to the other Chicago ‘burbs.

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