Lucky Find | Couple Discovers Hidden Gem, Builds Dream Home

When Becky and Mike Fogarty heard about the The Preserve at Two Ford, a young neighborhood of custom Craftsman-style homes set in desirable southern Roanoke County, they were intrigued. When ...
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The Art Of Espalier

If you’ve ever seen a beautifully-shaped tree growing flat against a wall, you’re looking at the horticultural art of espalier. Here in Virginia, George Washington grew espaliered fruit trees such ...
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Powder Rooms That Wow

The first powder rooms date back to the early 18th century and bear little resemblance to the room we call a powder room in contemporary homes. From their inception, powder ...
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Elevate Your Game | The Benefits of Raised Gardening Beds

At the first signs of spring, even the most casual gardeners see visions of summer blooms and dream of bountiful harvests. Garden soil is tilled, terra cotta pots are filled ...
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Historic Mill Mountain Home Gets New Lease on Life

Tom and Whittney Dunkenberger spent about a year trying to buy their current home. The newly-married Roanoke natives already had their own respective homes in town, so they weren’t in ...
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The Perfect Porch

When I envision the quintessential Southern home, it is inevitably anchored by a gracious porch. This isn’t just any porch—it is the porch. The envy of the neighborhood, the ideal ...
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Living into Retirement

At the turn of the 20th century, most retired people expected to remain in their homes throughout the aging process, surrounded by their families, friends and neighbors. In 1900, the ...
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Real Estate Outlook for 2017

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 2016 was a great year for the area’s real estate markets. Roanoke Valley real estate agents agree that business was brisk, prices ...
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