Take A Tour | Renovated Retreat Part Of Charity Home event

There are home makeovers that compel you to think, “Wow, that’s pretty amazing.” And then there are jaw-dropping, how-can-that-possibly-be-the-same-house makeovers. Tara and Jeff Allen’s home at Smith Mountain Lake definitely ...
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The Art Of Espalier

If you’ve ever seen a beautifully-shaped tree growing flat against a wall, you’re looking at the horticultural art of espalier. Here in Virginia, George Washington grew espaliered fruit trees such ...
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Finders, Keepers | A Treasure Trove In Pittsylvania County

Debbie and Marc Sirockman have planned and dreamed together for most of their lives: They met when they were 14 years old, eloped in college, and celebrated 34 years of ...
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Powder Rooms That Wow

The first powder rooms date back to the early 18th century and bear little resemblance to the room we call a powder room in contemporary homes. From their inception, powder ...
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A Colonial Farmhouse, Better with Age | From Big City Bustle to Mountainside Retreat

Turning onto Pebbleton Lane in Bedford County, the curving roads lined by forests dotted with blooming dogwoods, the trees suddenly give way to acres of farmland. Nestled at the foot ...
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Living into Retirement

At the turn of the 20th century, most retired people expected to remain in their homes throughout the aging process, surrounded by their families, friends and neighbors. In 1900, the ...
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Elevate Your Game | The Benefits of Raised Gardening Beds

At the first signs of spring, even the most casual gardeners see visions of summer blooms and dream of bountiful harvests. Garden soil is tilled, terra cotta pots are filled ...
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The Perfect Porch

When I envision the quintessential Southern home, it is inevitably anchored by a gracious porch. This isn’t just any porch—it is the porch. The envy of the neighborhood, the ideal ...
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