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The Best Home Coffee Brewers

Our addiction to caffeine is only exceeded by our dependence on coffee makers. For many of us we started our fickle habit with the simple percolator and soon moved on to the hour-glass shaped Chemex, then to French presses, eventually graduating to the age-of-convenience Keurig or the Nepresso. Now there’s a new brew of high-end, … Read the full article

Willingham Antiques & Interiors

  The Strickland Road Historic District is a cozy residential area tucked away in Cos Cob. Not long after The Battle of Strickland Plains in 1644, this winding path became known as Strickland Road. Though much has changed since, the beautiful village highway remains true to its history, thanks to the efforts of residents in … Read the full article

Would An Open Kitchen Floor Plan Work For You?

The Architectural Digest show ran from March 19th through 22nd. At the lecture THE ART & SCIENCE OF SOURCING THE KITCHEN the panel discussed the open floor plan kitchen as the direction of today – that an open land is the layout of choice…  Being a kitchen designer for 34 years my first thought was shouldn’t … Read the full article

Riordan Mansion

Recently I went on a cross-country road trip. Along the way I stopped in Flagstaff AZ at the Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. The park includes two nearly identical homes constructed in 1904 by architect Charles Whittlesey for brothers Michael and Timothy Riordan, prominent lumber barons. The structures encompassed almost 13,000 square feet, and were … Read the full article

Springwood, Hyde Park, Home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, established in 1945, preserves the Springwood estate in Hyde Park, New York. Springwood was the birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place of the 32nd U.S. president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The early history of the estate remains unclear however it is believed that the home was once a large farmhouse. In 1845 the estate … Read the full article