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July 2012

Travel A windswept tree on Butterfly Beach. Photo courtesy Santa Barbara Visitors Bureau.

Pilgrimage: Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Barbara

by Brian D. Coleman
One of the loveliest places to explore California’s Arts & Crafts movement is around Santa Barbara.
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Art + Craft Hand-glazed Cosmopolitan tiles from Tile Source.

Stone Counters & Copper Sinks

by Arts and Crafts Editor
The editors’ selection of beautiful and practical countertops, sinks, and backsplashes for your Craftsman kitchen renovation.
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Kitchens & Bathrooms Using historic-paint guidelines, the consultants chose a creamy beige that recalls an off-white paint applied 100 years ago and grown discolored over time.

A Nostalgic Kitchen

by Donna Pizzi
Cued by childhood memories, homeowners in Portland, Oregon, got expert help to re-create a more authentic kitchen in their 1914 Bungalow. With a pantry and restored gas stove, it’s also a practical room.
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Kitchens & Bathrooms A custom double sink, counter, and backsplash with shelf, fabricated by Green Mountain Soapstone.

Countertop, Sink & Backsplash

by Patricia Poore
Look to the past for great ideas for multiple surfaces, sinks that are both beautiful and practical, and an explosion of materials for the backsplash. You’ll find butcher block and zinc, German silver as well as porcelain, and not only tile but also embossed tin.
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Kitchens & Bathrooms The pastel pink sink and matching tile have been in this 1925 Seattle bungalow since the beginning; the aquatic mural is recent. The tank on a stand is an antique fish aquarium. Photo by Doug Keister.

Dazzling Tile for Art Deco Baths

by Patricia Poore
Colorful tiles (not to mention fixtures) enliven bathrooms of the Jazz age and today’s revival.
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Windows and Doors Windows (by Weather Shield)  in a new house are a twist on the Arts & Crafts three-over-one type. Gridley + Graves Photographers.

Pretty Windows

by Mary Ellen Polson
Manufacturers today show a much greater sensitivity to style and custom arrangements. You have good options whether you need to replace windows or use compatible ones in an addition or new-house construction.
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Windows and Doors Architects Nott & Associates borrowed the fascia board detail on this new garage from a period house in the neighborhood.

New Garages that Blend In

by Mary Ellen Polson
What makes a new garage for a historic property look like it belongs? It’s all about scale—and the right details. Since the bungalow era overlaps the adoption of the automobile, style cues abound for compatible design.
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