“COTTAGE” DIDN’T FLY with Carolyn. And, while “some people call it the super-garage,” Kevin says, that’s a little limiting. In the end, the straightforward “guesthouse” prevailed — though architect Tyler Engle offers his own entertaining interpretation of this delightful detached accessory dwelling unit: “It’s meant to be a new mini-me.”
SOME BURGLAR SOMEWHERE owes Susan Headlee a bike. Hers was swiped in the early 1970s, the summer before she left Lake Oswego, Ore., for college.
The high prices of many home-improvement jobs are often tempered by the rewards they provide.A room addition or finished basement provides more living space. A new kitchen may inspire you to cook and entertain. New carpet, flooring, furniture or a new coat of paint improves aesthetics. But unless you’ve let the old one deteriorate to the point where you have buckets strewn about the house, a new roof won’t make your life seem better.
ELVES ARRIVED EARLY this year to help Lee Rhodes decorate for the holidays. They’re expertly stacking and unpacking boxes and bins, harvesting and draping homegrown cedar boughs, and we’re all keenly aware it’s an unseasonably sunny October day, but … deadlines.
KNOW WHAT WE need? We need a soundtrack. We need Van Morrison, and “Caravan.” Know why? Because if you’ve heard that song (and really; you should), it will loop in your noggin for hours, and then days, once you lay eyes on the magnificently marvelous creation in Denise Harris’ backyard.