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Metal Hoods For Hearth & Range

by Brian D. Coleman
In metals from bronze to zinc, artistic hoods once were (and still are) used over fireplaces. Increasingly the idea has moved to the kitchen range.
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A Painterly Approach

by Brian D. Coleman
A fine artist and his wife took a hands-on attitude to bring back a picturesque Prairie-style house on a Minnesota lake.
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Northwest Revival Flavor in Seattle

by Brian D. Coleman
The Arts & Crafts revival is alive and well in this city filled with bungalow-era neighborhoods.
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Revival Today This stunning modern Craftsman house rose on the foundations of a tired “oversize rambler” that sported a concrete-block first floor and stingy metal windows.

California Echo

by Brian D. Coleman
Led by construction manager Kevin Chick and architectural designer Joshua Stewman, a recent rebuild in Pebble Beach recalls the architectural legacy of Southern California.
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Furniture & Interior Style The owner built the woodwork, mostly in Douglas fir; the mahogany fireplace surround was an early project.

Beautiful Bungalow

by John Bock
A Santa Barbara native rescues a house built in 1919, adding period woodwork to the interior.
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Garden Subtle appointments in period style on a 1915 house in Oregon.

Hardware at the Entry

by Brian D. Coleman
Functional details here—hardware, mailbox, the bell or knocker—must be weatherproof and long-lasting. Besides, first impressions start at the entry door!
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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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A Sunny 1906 House in Portland

by Brian D. Coleman
Once derelict, a 1906 house in Portland is faithfully restored, then decorated with rich colors and a mix of vintage and revival furniture, textiles, and pottery.
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