Victorian Curb Appeal

4 Victorian Curb Appeal Basics

Get started on achieving great curb appeal with this Victorian Cottage nestled in the Historic District of Orange, California as … Continue reading

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8 Tips for an Authentic Victorian Garden

1. Plant a fine-blade grass for your lawn—the most important element in any Victorian garden. Keep the lawn well-manicured and … Continue reading

Victorian Home Gutter

6 Steps to Clean and Repair Your Victorian Gutter

  Your Victorian home’s first line of defense against the elements is its roof’s gutter system. Ask any builder or … Continue reading

Victorian Home Lighting Solutions

6 Outdoor Lighting Tips for Fall Entertaining

  Throughout the seasons, a variety of carefully placed fixtures and focused lighting can enhance your home’s outdoor ambience as … Continue reading

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Brontë Literature: Victorian Architecture and Memorable Landscapes

In a recent post, we explored the childhood home of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, as depicted in Ann Dindale’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Brontës at Haworth

  Uncover the history and home of English literature’s favorite sisters in The Brontës at Haworth by Ann Dinsdale.   The wild Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Create a Victorian Garden Parlor

When Patty Bigelow landscaped her Long Island property, she wanted to stay true to the style of the main house, … Continue reading

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Victorian Garden Ideas for Spring

From a miniature orchard to a moveable feast, create magic in a small spring garden with tips from designers who … Continue reading

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Victorian Country Garden

“After all, what is a garden for? It is for delight, for sweet solace, for the purest of all human … Continue reading

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How to Rebuild an Original Wood Window

The most common—and quite costly—error made by homeowners is needlessly replacing original wood windows. So many times I have seen … Continue reading