Sally A. Downey, For The Inquirer

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Thankful in Ardmore for ‘living small in a safe place’ during the pandemic

Nancy Gold, 80, has relied on lessons of a lifetime to find joy during the pandemic, including business downturns, three divorces, a medical scare, and loss of a child.

Creating an airy, Scandinavian style in a new home in Brewerytown

Philadelphia’s familiar 19th century red brick rowhouse “was not our aesthetic,” the couple said. They wanted white walls, hardwood floors, and large windows.

An invading squirrel prompted this couple to finish renovating their Ardmore home

For several years, the family had put up with antiquated plumbing, drafty windows, and a “disastrous” dark kitchen with storage space. The squirrel damage gave them the push they needed.

Plant lover’s green thumb makes an imprint on her Montgomery County home

“Plants filter the air” in the 1,219-square-foot home Christie Sommers now shares 24-7 with her husband, Steve, a sound engineer and their son, Ash, 8, who is attending second grade virtually.

Montgomery County Tudor transformed from ‘good bones’ to a modern family home

The couple made lots of changes to the 1920s Tudor while retaining many of the original features, including the wrought iron staircase railing and and rough-coated plaster walls.

A family home in Wayne filled with art, light, and color

Lauren Addis, who owns an art collective on the Main Line, selects just the right pieces for her own home.

This couple are customizing their house in Wynnewood, one project at a time

Owner Mike Sinoway says: “Every year we’ve had a project.” They have redone the foyer, expanded the kitchen, replaced flooring, relocated the laundry room, and improved the landscaping.

A sixth generation is enjoying this Poconos cottage, which ‘looks much the same now as always'

The home’s décor was described as “summerhouse traditional style: a gallant assemblage of the cast-off and secondhand.”

A Havertown home customized inside and out for this couple’s needs

When the couple had the kitchen remodeled, they put the old cabinetry and appliances in the basement for outdoor grilling prep.

Admirer of local and ethnic art assembles an eclectic collection in Philly home

Having lived in Chinatown, Northern Liberties, Bella Vista, and now Point Breeze, Mary Rastatter became familiar with local artists from visiting neighborhood galleries, and as a guide with the city's Mural Arts program.