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6 charming homes built in the 1930s

Pasadena, California. This 1932 four-bedroom cottage was just remodeled this year. Features include hardwood floors and trim; a living room with fireplace and exposed-beam barrel ceiling; a main bedroom with a custom door and stained-glass casement window, and a gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters.

French doors open to a backyard with a patio, garden beds, and a strawberry tree. $1,299,000. Linda Seyffert, Deasy Penner Podley, (626) 712-5194.

Mocksville, North Carolina. ­Boxwood was built in 1934 by Delano & Aldrich, the architects who built Kykuit for the Rockefellers. The eight-bedroom house, com­pletely restored in 2007, has a chef’s kitchen with scullery, a wood-paneled library, an upstairs guest pantry, and fireplaces in most bedrooms.

On the 48-acre property are pastures, woods, and a two-bedroom log guest cabin, also from 1934, featuring its own great room with stone ­fireplace. $3,450,000. Tom Fisher, HM Properties, (704) 213-1556.

Chester, New Jersey. Built in 1932, this

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Celebrate Centenarians! These 9 Homes Built in 1920 Are Available for Sale

Born at the dawn of the Roaring ’20s, these nine homes have seen a lot in the past 100 years: boom and bust markets, war and peace, and immense social upheaval.

Lucky for us, these old houses—all built in 1920—have weathered it all and are still standing today. Inspiring, right? Many of them are looking better than ever, and all are available for sale right now.

No matter their locale, these century-old houses share vintage touches like hardwood floors, friendly front porches, and fireplaces for warmth. Beyond that, these well-aged abodes have adapted to reflect the world springing up around them. Some of these places have been spruced up with upgrades like wine cellars, modern kitchens, and bathrooms with custom tile.

These nine places show age really is nothing but a number. Now join us on a journey back in time as we visit these century-old homes.

Price: $139,900
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Anatomy of a Well Built Storage Shed

So you have decided to purchase a storage shed and finally use the garage to park cars? Choosing a storage shed can get quite confusing. The market seems to have been flooded with barn builders and retail outlets that claim to have the best quality and price around. So who do you believe? We will attempt to give you some tips to look for in your search.

Construction of storage buildings vary from place to place. Any building can be made pretty with a good paint job and cheap options. The actual test of a well made storage building is in the construction and quality of materials used. Here are a few hints to be looking for when you are out shopping.

Floor systems: Since most storage sheds are designed to be in direct contact with the ground, be sure all floor construction is made of treated materials. Do not … Read More

Custom Built Kitchen Cabinets

Have you been shopping for kitchen cabinetry and been dissatisfied with the selection of the big box stores and import cabinet dealers? Well perhaps you should really take a close look at considering custom built kitchen cabinets as an option for your kitchen remodel project. Here I will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of both stock and custom cabinetry.

Stock Kitchen Cabinetry

What are stock kitchen cabinetry? Stock kitchen cabinets are cabinetry that are pre-built to a specific size and then resold by a cabinetry dealer. Stock cabinets are typically produced in 2 inch increments. In some basic kitchen layouts such as an L shaped kitchen you can lay cabinets out without much problem. But what do you do when you are fitting cabinets between two walls? Well in this case the cabinet dealer can supply you with filler pieces to take up any large gaps that will … Read More

Custom Built Underground Homes – Pros and Cons

If you would tell someone that you are looking at custom built homes that are underground you would probably get some strange looks. The reason is that many have the misconception that the home would be dark, cool, and smell like dirt but this is not the case. Today these underground homes have more advantages over a traditional home that is above ground. There are four common custom built homes that are constructed to enable you to live underground. The types of homes you could live in depend on their construction method, location, and depth.

• Culvert homes – these are made of concrete pipes that were prefabricated before they are placed into an excavated pit.

• Elevational homes – these are constructed on a side of a hill.

• Artificial cave houses/dugouts-these are built by drilling a cavity into the earth.

• Earth berm homes – these are subterranean … Read More

Modular Homes: Built Better to Meet Today’s Demanding Housing Market

There are many reasons to consider buying a modular home these days. Today people are looking for value for every dollar spent, and modular homes offer just that. With the improvement in quality of modular homes, they can be a better choice then conventional construction in most areas. And don’t think that modular homes can’t live up to that dream house of fantasy. Today modular homes are built to more varied specifications and architectural designs then ever before including multi level, split level, post modernistic and many traditional styles. If it can be envisioned, more then likely there is a company that can modularize its construction. Here are some of the reasons that modular homes are such a great value.

They can be completed Faster

Modular homes from start to finish can be built faster because the greatest portion of construction, including HVAC electrical and plumbing are completed under what … Read More