Blast From The Past, Mail-Order Homes

What is a Sears Modern Home? From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Company sold more than 100,000 homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multistory Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, […]

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Fallingwater House

Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house on Bear Run at Rural Route 1 in Mill Run, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. The house was designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. Wright adapted the vocabulary of International Modernism, a usually

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Healthy Home Mold and Mildew Free

Each summer, as temperature and humidity rise, mold invades thousands of homes. Some 10% of the U.S. population is sensitive to mold, and invisible mold spores cause countless allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and sinus infections, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Mold also wreaks havoc on building materials. In nature, mold

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Ways to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Particulates from candles and incense Irritating perfumes Odors from harsh household cleaners Craft and office supplies, such as paints, glues and toner ink Fumes from dry cleaned garments (many solvents used are carcinogenic) Allergens, such as mold, pollen, pet dander and dust mites Wood-burning fireplaces or stoves Improper ventilation in homes (can increase levels of radon

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How Tiny are Katrina Cottages

Katrina Cottage A Katrina Cottage is a small house permanent house, which is safe, affordable and can be assembled quickly. There are many designs for Katrina Cottages, to meet a range of needs. Architect and planner, Andrés Duany developed the concept for the Katrina Cottage soon after Hurricane Katrina. The first Katrina Cottage was designed

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