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It was love at first sight for Karen Lee the first time she laid eyes on the vintage Lady Scotia stove. Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire Studios

A very vintage Christmas

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A former antique dealer puts a festive spin on her restored farmhouse in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley When Karen Lee started collecting holiday ornaments to deck out her little farmhouse in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, she didn’t walk the aisles of big box stores or order from the online giants. She put on… Read More»

Impulsively perfect

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How to transform a spur of the moment decision into the best idea ever So, don’t be mad. But I bought a cottage today in Chester.” “You, did what?”  “I fell in love with this place, and I think you’ll love it too, but I had to put an offer in quickly and it was… Read More»

Set your sites on good design

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When the synthesis of nature and building is part of the plan There are important factors to consider when building a home in Atlantic Canada. Newfoundland architect Chris Woodford says being able to open the front door and not having the dog blow away is one of them. In 2013, Woodford moved back to his… Read More»

Leap before you look

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A visit to Lunenburg led to a spontaneous house purchase and now the Cranstons are embracing the East Coast lifestyle Goldie and Denise Cranston had no intention of buying an old home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia when they visited the town for the first time a couple of years ago for a birthday weekend getaway.… Read More»

A gift to the future

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How the bequest of a unique home will help preserve the East Coast’s natural treasures for future generations.

Waves of nostalgia

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How a new cottage reconnects the Sobey family legacy at Nova Scotia’s Chance Harbour Beach

Pump it up

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Learn if a heat pump can offer your home year-round comfort

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