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.

Outdoor : Fire feature extends outdoor season

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Just because cooler weather's on the way doesn't mean the backyard parties have to come to a halt. Today's outdoor spaces are planned with three-season entertaining in mind. Built-in fire pits and outdoor fireplaces can extend the fresh air fun well into the winter.

Creativity of Schenectady muralist gives new life to old furniture, rooms

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Rosemary Prock can turn a child's bedroom into a jungle, the bathroom of a family's log cabin home into a forest and give an aged armoire a new beginning.

Home addditions expensive, messy projects

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Ask William Carter about expanding your home and he's going to be blunt: It will be expensive. It will be messy . And it will take time.

Properly winterizing your camp pays dividends

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Many summer cottages and camps don't have year-round heat or heavy insulation, if any at all. Left vacant after the summer, they are especially vulnerable to a number of natural and man-made challenges, among them: rodent infestation, storm damage, frozen pipes, mold, mildew, and in the latter category, break-ins and vandalism.

A pool table can provide years of enjoyment

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Sofa, love seat, coffee table , pool table . Hey, why not? Once banished to the basement or attic, pool tables are now finding places in main living spaces.

Charms of fireplace lure writer indoors in fall

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Autumn, finally.

The heat, bugs, loud barking dogs and musical ice cream trucks of summer are beginning seasonal fades. Cool air, fall colors and dark skies by late afternoon are on the way.

Backyard fruit trees grow in popularity locally

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
As with vegetable gardens, having a few fruit trees in the yard allows homeowners to grow some of their own food, which has become a popular trend, according to local experts.

Energy audit can save money, if done correctly

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Jim Alexander, a real estate agent in Atlanta, decided this summer to subject his own 11-year-old house to an energy audit.

Howell home reflects the life of a family

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Some people have a gift for turning a house into a home. Diane and David Howell are two such people.</p>

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