TODAY, GENTLE NATURE-LOVERS, we consider our native killdeer. Perhaps you know this skinny-stilted bird as that deceitful little squawker who pulls out the high-drama “Ow! My leg!” distraction ploy when its nest is threatened.
LIVING IN LESCHI, Steve Hoedemaker and Tommy Swenson were looking for a new house “kind of obsessively,” Hoedemaker says — and kind of skeptically. Initially.
EVERYONE EVER INVOLVED in the design of this fabulous family home on Medina’s Fairweather Bay — even tangentially, between centuries, and even by proxy, between species — had a say in it: the family itself (Ellen and John Tobin, with kids Greta, Riva and Ryan, plus supersweet doggy Blue and brand-new pup B); their go-to principal/lead designer, Tom Rochon of Designs Northwest Architects; and renowned Northwest architect Ralph Anderson, who created the house that was here before.
As a spokesperson for the insurance industry, Loretta Worters often gives tips to homeowners on preventing water damage. Some of her knowledge comes from personal experience.
AHHH. VENICE. California’s — maybe all of America’s — quintessential surf’s-up beach town. Where top-heavy palms pass as skinny skyscrapers; sneaker-filling sand stands in for tree debris as “that pesky stuff you track in”; and all manner of vibrancy, creativity and humanity amass under intensely magnetic sunlight.
“INCONGRUOUS” CAN FEEL so confusing. “Confusing” can feel so unpleasant.Lots of other ill-at-ease adjectives arose — gamely, but futilely — in trying to define this 1920s Broadmoor home (previously a sad casualty of failed stucco, random additions and mushroom-overrun windowsills) before Clifford Bunch and his husband, David Pritchard, remodeled it with architect Tyler Engle.
NEW ORLEANS — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that’s causing major damage to the nation’s $250-million-a-year rose business.
“S” WORDS YOU MIGHT typically associate with a custom-designed master bathroom: Soothing. Spalike. Serene.
WITH YOUR INDULGENCE, we hereby respectfully, conclusively retract any previous use of the word “magical” as a swanky synonym for “pretty darn cool.”
THERE IS A SPACE for everyone in Satish and Anila’s ultramodern home in the Issaquah Highlands — even for folks who don’t get to live there: