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4 Things to Know About the Iconic American Foursquare

4 Things to Know About the Iconic American Foursquare

Here's how to spot this basic house with room for living.

What to Expect When You Hear the Words “Summer Kitchen”

What to Expect When You Hear the Words “Summer Kitchen”

Learn about these centuries-old adjuncts to our ancestors' homes and how the summer kitchens that remain are being used today.

Why We Love the Sleeping Porch

Why We Love the Sleeping Porch

Though popular in early 20th century, the sleeping porch had been largely forgotten by the postwar period. Rediscover this practical and charming addition.

 Radio: How to Identify a Queen Anne House

Radio: How to Identify a Queen Anne House

Learn how to identify a Queen Anne style house. Find out the identifying features that make up this ornate architecture type.

All You Need to Know About Tudor Houses, Then and Now

All You Need to Know About Tudor Houses, Then and Now

Learn the origin and evolution of Tudor houses-and get sound advice about what's involved with owning and maintaining one of these Old World-style beauties.

All You Need to Know About the Queen Anne House

All You Need to Know About the Queen Anne House

Interested in learning about the Queen Anne house design? Here, the origins of the fanciful Victorian-era homes-and what it takes to really restore one!

All You Need to Know About Compost Tea

All You Need to Know About Compost Tea

Applying compost to soil helps plants fight erosion, pests, and disease. Brew your way to a hardier, healthier garden using this guide to compost tea.

Video: America's Most Photographed Homes

Video: America's Most Photographed Homes

American architecture might not be as old as the kinds you'll find on other continents, but it certainly is stunning. If you need proof, look no further than these beauties. Here you'll find some of the most photographed homes in the United States-and maybe even the backdrop for your next selfie. For more amazing architecture, consider: The Secret…

 Radio: How Old Is Your House?

Radio: How Old Is Your House?

Dateline and Netflix documentaries aren't the only way to dive into a real-life mystery.

A Man Who Remakes Vintage Relics into Modern Marvels

A Man Who Remakes Vintage Relics into Modern Marvels

See how one man's light bulb moments transform an eclectic assortment of old housewares into brilliant lighting displays for today's home.

One Man's Journey from Wall Street to the Workshop

One Man's Journey from Wall Street to the Workshop

Life behind a desk isn't for everyone. Here's how one creative builder traded his in for a worktable.

This Woman Brings Your Imagination to Life-with Paint

This Woman Brings Your Imagination to Life-with Paint

A wall mural adds a touch of magic to any space. Here's how one Kansas City mural artist brings homeowners' imagination to life-with paint.

These Detroit Metalworkers Prove the Best Home Goods Are Handmade

These Detroit Metalworkers Prove the Best Home Goods Are Handmade

Hidden away in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood lies this gem of a smith shop, which is bringing high-quality production back to the city.

Big Box Furniture Has Nothing on This One-of-a-Kind Company

Big Box Furniture Has Nothing on This One-of-a-Kind Company

Out in North Carolina, Old Wood Co. builds quality furniture pieces, proving that-once and for all-local, sustainable goods are no mere fad.

This Company Turns Centuries-Old Barns into Contemporary Homes

This Company Turns Centuries-Old Barns into Contemporary Homes

One Texas-based company has built a thriving business by turning empty old barns into modern dwellings for today's homeowner.

House Envy: A Cantilevering Creekside Retreat

House Envy: A Cantilevering Creekside Retreat

A glass-walled addition to a California cabin affords a jaw-dropping view of the surrounding woods and adjacent creek.

Cabin of the Week: The Shack at Hinkle Farm

Cabin of the Week: The Shack at Hinkle Farm

Built by an architect as a family retreat, a West Virginia cabin harkens back to a time when houses offered little more than shelter from the storm.

A Suburban House Like You've Never Seen

A Suburban House Like You've Never Seen

Designing, not for a client, but for his own family, an architect follows his vision, and in the process transforms a prototypical suburban house into something entirely new.

House Envy: Outpost in the Idaho Desert

House Envy: Outpost in the Idaho Desert

Architect Tom Kundig designed the Outpost not only to withstand the brutal conditions of the desert, but also to witness its beauty.

Meet the World's First Luxury Tiny House

Meet the World's First Luxury Tiny House

Tiny Heirloom manufacturers very stylish, jaw-droppingly small homes that can accompany you virtually anywhere you'd like to go.