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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.
 
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.
 
Security systems can protect against break-ins

Security systems can protect against break-ins

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
More and more American homes are being burglarized, the Associated Press reports -- all in pursuit of gold, whose price peaked last month at $1,891 an ounce.
 
Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
After years of being ripped out and kicked to the curb, carpet is making a comeback. And not just the neutral-toned carpets of recent years, but ones that are boldly colored or patterned.
 
Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
The deck has gone high tech.
 
'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011
Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.
 
 

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