Topics :: home preservation

Californians Tear Out Lawns to Cope With Draught

By Amy Taxin | Wednesday Aug 27, 2014
As California faces an historic drought, more residents are tearing out thirsty lawns to cut down on water use.

After Uproar, Google Exec To Sell Oregon Home

By Steven Dubois | Monday Jun 30, 2014
A Google executive who had planned to tear down his historic Portland house has instead opted to sell it after outraged neighbors complained and 3,000 people signed an online petition urging him to preserve the 19th century home.

The Annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Mar 17, 2014
The annual Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP) returns for six weekends this spring from Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 31, offering the opportunity to explore some of Maryland’s most fascinating and noteworthy properties.

Woodrow Wilson’s Columbia Home Reopens to the Public

By Meg Kinnard | Monday Feb 17, 2014
After nearly a decade of renovations, the South Carolina home where President Woodrow Wilson lived as a teenager is reopening to the public as a museum not only about the politician but also the Reconstruction Era.

Fast-Moving Erosions Threaten Coastal Homes

By Audrey McAvoy | Wednesday Jan 8, 2014
These are stark options for Sunset Beach, where multimillion-dollar homes line the shore and where the globe’s top surfers converge each year for the World Cup of Surfing.

Fans Hope John Coltrane Home Can Become NY Museum

By Frank Eltman | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
In a quiet, tree-lined suburb of New York City sits an unassuming brick ranch house that many musicians consider hallowed ground. Musicians including Carlos Santana are among those backing a volunteer effort to turn the house into a museum.

Steve Jobs’ Home Gets Historic Designation

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013
The Silicon Valley home where Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city’s list of historic properties.

Wipe Woes: What Not to Flush

By Carolyn Thompson | Monday Sep 23, 2013
To flush or not to flush? That is the question. Increasingly popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.

Coastal Homeowners Stagger Under Insurance Costs

By Jeff Amy | Monday Jun 3, 2013
Rates for homeowner coverage have risen sharply since 2003, pinching homeowners financially, forcing them to take greater risk by accepting higher deductibles and sparking outrage as insurance companies report profits.

Dallas House Where Oswald Lived to Go Up for Sale

By Jamie Stengle | Sunday Jun 2, 2013
The house where Lee Harvey Oswald lived at the time he allegedly shot President John F. Kennedy is going on the market.