Cottages and Bungalows

Small Home, Big Heart

Call it old school, but artist and decorator Kristin Try, and her husband, Greg, have raised their three daughters (ages 6, 9 and 13 years) in a very small 1,100-square-foot, 3-bedroom rowhouse in Alexandria, Virginia.

“There’s a special closeness that comes with living in a smaller home,” says

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Dream a Little Dream
MY HUSBAND SAYS THAT MY LITTLE REQUESTS OFTEN TURN INTO BIG PROBLEMS. For him, I argue. We’re at that stage in our renovation journey where 60% of the dream for this home is done. And road-weary from all the drywall dust and decision-making, the Home
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An Out-of-the-House Solution
When a client with four active children and 40 extended family members needs additional spaces for entertaining, dining and hosting, an unlikely solution is required—and was found in the garage of their Whidby Island home. “The idea of renovating the
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Cultivating a Creative SPACE
When it comes to stimulating creativity, architect Donald M. Rattner says Glinda, the Land of Oz’s Good Witch of the South, hit it right on the nose: There’s no place like home. In his book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ide