Lynbrook: The European Plan

Are you ready for a change? I was, so I started digging in my yard. Uprooting ugly bushes (I promise) and replacing them with azaleas. Maybe you are ready for a change, too. In that case, Lynbrook– the European Plan by Living Concepts is worth delving into. The home has 5831 square feet, with two […]

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Pool Anyone – St. Marcel

Pool Anyone? – St. Marcel And I don’t mean the kind that comes with cue sticks! “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, […]

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The Belvedere Plan-Commanding Inside and Out

Did you know that the word belvedere means designed to have a commanding view? Well, didn’t we both learn something new here today. And that is why the name fits perfectly. The Belvedere Plan by Living Concepts is one you cannot just walk on by without looking back. It begs you to look again and […]

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European Charm – The Coventry

“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks….” – Shakespeare Based on that alone, I’m ready for this home.  Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, has given us Coventry (E-3678), with over 4200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, and plenty more space so we can fuel our European dreaming souls daily.  With a charming […]

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The Florence Plan: Master Suite Up

Trapped. The little wren was trapped inside our home (briefly, flew out unharmed later). Have you ever had that feeling of being trapped in your own home? And know that you need more room? This European house-The Florence Plan: Master Suite Up by Living Concepts, reminds me of openness. It has four bedrooms, two kitchens, […]

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The Amesbury Plan: A Mediterranean Gem (With a Guest Suite)

I write frequently that things are not always what they seem on the inside when looking from afar. For example, a house on a hill that is old, neglected even. But on closer inspection, reveals huge fireplaces, wide plank floors. A whole lotta money needed to fix it. True story for another time. This house […]

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Versailles: Elegance with Extras (a Guest Apartment)

Have you ever driven by a home, stopped to look at it and wondered…is it as elegant on the inside as it is on the outside? That is the Versailles- elegance with extras (a guest apartment). Let me explain. This house plan by Living Concepts, Versailles, has the amenities you might be looking for. A […]

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A Brighter Basement: The Kipling Plan

A Brighter Basement: The Kipling Plan I grew up in a really old house with a basement. A creepy, dark non-functional basement that had these things that looked like a cross between crickets and spiders. And they would hop on you. I did not like that basement. However, the Kipling, a roomy Craftsman plan by […]

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Ivystone, A European Home with Extras

A European Home with Extras-extra what? Like extra cream in your coffee or sugar in your tea, anything “extra” can define a product. The Ivystone, a European home with extras, is one you will want to explore. At 4123 square feet, the house plan by Frank Snodgrass of Living Concepts, has two stories with four […]

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The Fincastle Plan, European Old World Design

The Fincastle Plan, European Old World Design Spoiler alert– do not read this paragraph if you are still watching the Great British Baking Show on Netflix. I just finished Collection 8 and Peter, from Scotland, won. The youngest ever plus the first Scottish winner. And I was thinking, because Scotland reminds me of moors and […]

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The Boddington, Your European Home

The Boddington, Your European Home The Olympics have started, and I am not getting much done at home. Glued to the TV, in fact. You know how that is-you hold your breath until the swimmer touches the side of the pool or the diver (gasp!) completes that inward three and a half somersault. Or that […]

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The Ledoux- a Summit of Your Own

The G 7 Summit recently took place in Cornwall (if you have ever watched Outlanders or Poldark, you know how beautiful the scenery can be). Eight world leaders gathered for three days to discuss global issues and (hopefully) make major decisions on how to make the world a better, safer place. Summit- meeting. But a […]

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The Perfect Combination- the Turgon House Plan

Eric Carle, a much-loved children’s author and illustrator, recently passed away. If you have ever read to children, then you know that his books were cherished by children and adults, with stories that still resonate. He used the perfect combination of vibrant colors, texture and words to convey his message, such as The Very Hungry […]

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Your style: European. Your address: Anywhere

“ Soon Hansel and Gretel came to a little cottage.  When they got quite near, they saw that the little house was made of bread and roofed with cake.  The windows were transparent sugar.  There must not have been very strict building codes.” – Charles M. Schulz If this home, Florenville (D-3350), was covered in […]

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Rambling with Charm

The Westhampton, D-3045, may ramble somewhat, but it is tightly packed with form and function. The home plan by Living Concepts is European by design and cottage-like. Oh, but don’t let that fool you. The house may only have 3045 square feet, but it has three bedroom suites, two full baths and one half-bath, a […]

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One Floor – One Life – Live Both

One Floor – One Life – Live them both well  Be grateful for who you are and what you have. No Matter What.  Are you an empty nester, live alone, have physical challenges or just looking for easy movement of space and comfort?  Look no more.  This ranch-style, 2700 square foot single story home with […]

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