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A Mediterranean Enclave in Los Angeles

Discover a little slice of Europe tucked away on a hillside in Hollywood.
Whitley Heights


Tested: Cordless 16-Gauge Finish Nailers

We fire off four battery-powered finish nailers to see which ones make the grade.
Finish Nailers


How To Create a Faux Wood Grain Finish

Follow this step-by-step process to create a convincing wood grain pattern.
Faux Wood Grain


Rescuing a Folk Victorian Family Home

The ancestral home afforded an opportunity to do right by a decaying Victorian house that deserved better.
Folk Victorian Rescue


How To Choose Wallpaper for an Old House

Picking the right wallpaper is easy with a little historical understanding.
Wallpaper Advice


Rethinking a Cottage Kitchen

A small cottage kitchen in Maine gets a timeless makeover.
Maine Cottage Kitchen


Historic Sights in Concord, Massachusetts

A pilgrimage to the historic and still-lovely Massachusetts town of Emerson, the Alcotts, Hawthorne, and Thoreau.
Concord Massachusetts


The Best Countertop Choices for Old-House Kitchens

From stone to laminate, historic materials work harmoniously in period kitchens.
Countertop Choices


Tested: Cordless Reciprocating Saws

We revved up 5 cordless recip saws and found something for everyone—from power performers to stripped-down versions for beginners.
Cordless Recip Saws


Preserving a Historic Cottage in Concord, Massachusetts

Many stories are told by this much-evolved house, which features original Georgian period woodwork as well as later additions.
Grapevine Cottage


6 Ways to Hide Kitchen Appliances

Modern machines are the anachronism in a period kitchen—here are 6 ideas for disguising them.
Hide Appliances


Classic New England Architecture in Litchfield, Connecticut

This idyllic town in northwest Connecticut boasts plenty of well-preserved old houses.
Litchfield Connecticut


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