The Edwardian Country House: 2 Styles You’ll Love

If you think of the Edwardian era merely as the nine-year bridge between Victoria’s death and the Great War, think … Continue reading

This Victorian home's hung gutters catch water as it rushes over the eave (Photo: Jaimee Itagaki).

Home Restoration: DIY Wooden Gutter Repair Guide

Your home’s first line of defense against the elements is its roof’s gutter system. Ask any builder or architect: No … Continue reading

In spite of the Union's scorched-earth tactics, these 1800s slave cabins at Evergreen Plantation have survived more or less in-tact. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 2

For the Creole architecture and Victorian neighborhoods of Louisiana’s River Road, the Civil War was the beginning of the end. … Continue reading

The carved stone of a Catholic crucifix still stands amidst the metal and machinery of a petrochemical plant, long after the church has moved on. (Photo: Richard Sexton)

Exploring Victorian Neighborhoods: Louisiana’s River Road, Part 1

Once flooded by seasonal waters and sugar profits, today the stretch of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton … Continue reading


Receive a Victorian Reception at Riverside’s Heritage House

When Catharine Bettner built a new home in 1891, she wanted it “to be noticed,” according to Lynn Voorheis, museum … Continue reading


Très Bien Tea

A Paris enthusiast brings her favorite city to Southern California with an imaginative tea room and boutique.   Inside Paris … Continue reading