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Home & Garden

These stunning houses and green spaces featured in Home & Garden will inspire your DIY sensibility.


Pam Tate and Patrick Cook had lived in Federal Hill for 17 years, and they wanted to stay put. “I’m truly a city person,” says Tate. “I like the full mix of commercial and residential together, and Patrick’s business is in the neighborhood.” But with a 2-year-old and a baby …

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Eleanor Weller Reade marches through her garden in an old pair of khakis and an oversized T-shirt, thin white wisps of sunblock glinting beneath her battle-beaten visor. She stops occasionally to scold or cajole her loquacious gaggle of geese. A few pulled weeds clutched in one hand, she gestures nonstop …

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When collector Anne Stone made the decision one day in 1997 to completely redo the home she’d lived in for 13 years, she acted with the same instincts and impulsiveness that have guided her acquisitions of antiques, crafts and fine art. “I made a lucky investment in a company a …

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The term “dream home” is one of those phrases that can lose effect with overuse. But for builder Richard Livingston and his wife, Janet, a sprawling French-country style home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Green Spring Valley is just that, and a professional showcase, too. It was while affiliated with …

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In a bachelor pad floating high above Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, fantastic abstract works by the likes of Picasso and Chagall hang beside floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of downtown. Wide-open spaces, including a vast great room with three seating areas, and an inviting kitchen, are filled with sleek furnishings and …

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When Kathleen Jeschke of The Purple Door first saw the sunny alcove off the living room, she knew it needed a piano. From there, she envisioned the spacious living room around it as a casually elegant space where the homeowners could entertain not only guests, but themselves. “The house didn’t …

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Power Play The Cordish Company creates its own space in the landmark Power Plant complex. Navigating a dark, grated catwalk as it snaked beside monumental smokestacks some 100 feet above the ground, the designers and architects who redesigned the upper reaches of the landmark Power Plant for The Cordish Company …

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Leslie Tunney reaches for the Windex and scrubs away at an already gleaming granite island in her kitchen, with apologies that she hasn’t cleaned up yet since breakfast an hour ago. A quick glance in the sink reveals no dishes; a peek around the floor under the stools, nary a …

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