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The row houses of Saratoga
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The row houses of Saratoga

When an inferno raced through five 19th century Woodlawn Avenue brick row houses in July, it jeopardized one of the few Saratoga Springs examples of the brownstone-style homes that are so numerous in New York City.
 
There’s renewed interest in living downtown

There’s renewed interest in living downtown

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
The streetscape view from the second floor of Metropolitan Lofts offers a modern day vista of downtown Schenectady that was hardly conceivable a decade ago.
 
Enjoy the warm tones of autumn before winter’s chill

Enjoy the warm tones of autumn before winter’s chill

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
If your petunias are getting leggy and your geraniums have seen better days, it’s time for an autumn makeover.
 

Fun fairy gardens can bring magic to your yard

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
There is a sort of magic that happens in fairy gardens, those miniature landscapes meant to inspire tiny mythical creatures to visit your yard.
 
Replacing windows more about comfort than value

Replacing windows more about comfort than value

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Are your windows leaking air? Are they getting more difficult to open? Is the wood frame rotting?
 
Beloved Ballston home dates back to 18th Century

Beloved Ballston home dates back to 18th Century

Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
'It’s not wonderful, it’s not elegant, it’s not formal, it’s very informal, wonderful for family and children. You can’t hurt this place. We’ve been here a long time, raised kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Isn’t that wonderful? ' : Homeowner Betty Warden
 
Johnstown, Gloversville boast grand, historic homes at reasonable prices

Johnstown, Gloversville boast grand, historic homes at reasonable prices

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Nestled off a wide street that once cut a path through the town of Johnstown for horse-drawn carriages is a Victorian mansion, stately in sheer dimension and ornate facade and remarkable for its successful transition from 19th to 21st century. The home and its carriage house would sell for more than $1 million in many places. But the stately homes in the historic cities of Johnstown and Gloversville go for a lot less.
 
Autumn's colors make beautiful garden additions

Autumn's colors make beautiful garden additions

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Whether you're a gardener, garden gazer or leaf-peeper, the season has something to offer every beholding eye. Here in the Northeast, where the growing season is roughly May through October, getting the most out of it can be both a challenge and a reward for gardeners.
 
Innovative options can cut home heating costs

Innovative options can cut home heating costs

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
With cold weather fast approaching and household budgets tight, many homeowners are looking for innovative ways to lower their heating costs.
 
Keeping squirrels away from feeders never easy

Keeping squirrels away from feeders never easy

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Dang those squirrels when they get into bird feeders.
 
 

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