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Flair To Spare

”Wow. Just wow. That’s what you think when you look at Nanci Truex and Tom Massie’s kitchen and family room today. It’s hard to imagine that the space has a ho-hum past. But it...

Avant Garden

If you’re a keen observer, if you have an eye for catching extraordinary goings-on in what look like ordinary places, you may have already had your head turned by the garden wall that fronts...

Home & Garden: Shining Example

I knew what this house could be the minute I saw it, says architect Steve Lochte. Considering what he was looking at was pretty much a mess, that’s a big statement. Unoccupied for two years when...

Lake Tahoe Beauty

"We were flying back and forth to the East Coast to see our daughter. A lot,” Bill Parker says about the way he and his wife, Susan, began piecing together ideas for the home...

Better Than Ever

Oh, those great East Sac neighborhoods and their cute little bungalows. You fall in love with them. The neighborhoods first. And then the homes. Those cozy rooms, quaint china hutches, ceramic tile counters and...

Home & Garden: Exploring the Central City

Barbara Holmes and Tom Williams’ rehabbed Victorian on F Street shows how far you can go with persistence, hard work, creativity and know-how. So does another Victorian on F Street: the one Louise Mehler,...

Fun, Fresh & Fabulous

BACKGROUNDER: Gretchen and Alan Steinberg are modern-design enthusiasts who share a passion for their home’s open spaces, walls and floors of rock and wood, and windows—lots of windows. Gretchen has a degree in design...

A Little Contemporary, A Little Classy . . . A Lot Eclectic

Lori and Hank Lamon wanted a new kitchen. But not a show kitchen. That’s just not their style. The remodel they pictured would open up their little U-shaped space to the dining room, add...

In Their Own Back Yard

Mike and Annette Heacox are fine artists who paint and sketch. And more. And how. Annette, who loves to make mosaics, was born in France and studied landscape architecture at l’Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture des...

Sculptor of Light

There’s a magic in the beauty of light that has the power to amaze. Put the right materials into the hands of someone who understands that power (along with amps, volts, watts, circuits and...

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