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Historical Shelters

Craig Ellwood Home Perched on LA Hillside Now On the Market

By Bethany Erickson | July 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Craig Ellwood Home Perched on LA Hillside Now On the Market

Craig Ellwood wasn’t always Craig Ellwood, but the Clarendon, Texas, native became renown under that moniker as he made a name as a premiere modernist architect. His homes, often considered works of art (and rightly so), are perfect blends of spare, midcentury German Bauhaus architecture and the more informal California sensibilities of the state he […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley House: An Architect, A Woman, A School – Your Home?

By Jon Anderson | July 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Coonley House: An Architect, A Woman, A School – Your Home?

Exploring the history of a 100-year-old house is interesting. Exploring the history of a 105-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright structure leaves “interesting” in the rearview mirror. To begin, Avery Coonley and Queene Ferry-Coonley were both heirs to fortunes, but it was Mrs. Coonley who purchased the 10-acre parcel in Riverside, Illinois, and engaged Wright as architect. […]

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Historical Shelter On the Way To a Lake? Try Shelbyville, Texas.

By Bethany Erickson | July 1, 2018 | 1 Comment

For $350,000 and some elbow grease, someone is going to snag this bed-and-breakfast ready historical shelter on the way to Toledo Bend Lake in Shelbyville, Texas. It’s just a matter of when, and who, not if. The Bickham House, now on the state registry of historic homes, was built around 1885 after the original home […]

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E. Fay Jones’ Must-See “Butterfly House” Up for Sale

By Bethany Erickson | June 24, 2018 | Comments Off on E. Fay Jones’ Must-See “Butterfly House” Up for Sale

If you’ve spent any time in Arkansas the name E. Fay Jones is probably one of the first names to come to mind when someone mentions midcentury modern homes. In fact, we may have mentioned him once before. If you’re new to Jones’ work, the clean lines and use of natural materials will likely remind […]

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Anne Rice’s Former St. Charles Street NOLA Pad Up for Sale – Again

By Bethany Erickson | June 10, 2018 | Comments Off on Anne Rice’s Former St. Charles Street NOLA Pad Up for Sale – Again

Fans of southern gothic novelist Anne Rice know that New Orleans is prime territory if you’re looking for settings from some of her most famous books. But one of her abodes (she’s had a few) in New Orleans is now up for sale, again. Located at 3711 St. Charles in Uptown New Orleans, the mansion […]

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Terrell’s Warren-Crowell House, Now Restored, Is On the Market

By Bethany Erickson | May 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Terrell’s Warren-Crowell House, Now Restored, Is On the Market

When Robert Lee Warren built his Colonial Revival-Prairie School style mansion in 1897, Terrell, Texas, was about 24 years old, having taken root like so many towns in Texas did — along a railroad line. Although settlers first arrived in the area in the 1840s, it was the Texas and Pacific Railway’s march across North […]

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