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The younger half of the luxury home builder Toll Bros. has ventured far and wide, especially since stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the company that he and brother Bob founded in 1967.

Paint companies’ fix for overwhelmed customers: Fewer colors

Could a less-is-more approach be the key to choosing a paint color?

Paint companies’ fix for overwhelmed customers: Fewer colors

Could a less-is-more approach be the key to choosing a paint color?

An irresistible new house drew them to East Kensington

The exterior of the new house is modest, corrugated metal, one of its architects said. The emphasis is on the interior, "where the building inhabitants will experience it most.”

An irresistible new house drew them to East Kensington

The exterior of the new house is modest, corrugated metal, one of its architects said. The emphasis is on the interior, "where the building inhabitants will experience it most.”

Ask Jennifer Adams: Resolve to live your dreams of home, one goal at a time

Dreaming doesn’t take any research at all, and you don’t need to wait until the New Year or any specific time to resolve to dream or set new goals. Dreams really do come true, even big ones. The only key is that you have a dream in the first place.

Ask Jennifer Adams: Resolve to live your dreams of home, one goal at a time

Dreaming doesn’t take any research at all, and you don’t need to wait until the New Year or any specific time to resolve to dream or set new goals. Dreams really do come true, even big ones. The only key is that you have a dream in the first place.
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Couple find novel way to downsize after 45 years in the same house

Instead of leaving their books, candelabras, seasonal table linens, Mali baskets and Tibetan singing bowls to be picked over by strangers at an estate sale, this couple held a downsizing party.

How a model train hobby sets a theme for Chalfont house

The 5-foot-high train scene is a mix of new and old, some a tribute to local establishments, such as the original Doylestown Hospital and Chalfont Hardware. Phil Haile added a Phillies stadium in 2008 after the team won the World Series.

A South Philly rowhouse reborn through Craigslist, flea markets, estate sales, salvage yards

The rowhouse "had original character," owner Dan Clark says. "I wouldn’t have been able to afford a house in this little pocket here if it hadn’t been a complete gut job.”

Center City Philadelphia Victorian updated for the modern age

The owners have adapted the 1893 house for modern life, moving the kitchen out of the basement and adding a mudroom in the entry, while still retaining the home's distinctive details.

Move over, islands, kitchen tables are making a comeback

“A table has a domestic warmth to it that an island doesn’t,” a New York interior designer says. "When an island is built-in and matches the cabinets, it has a stiff, immobile presence.”

Choose the perfect bedding for your guest bedroom or your own bed

Coming up for the holidays, this year many family members and friends will be staying with me in my new house. In completing my guest bedrooms (I will have two guest rooms) are queen sizes OK?

At home in one-third of a historic spot near Rittenhouse Square

"It feels like a very high-end home, not like a condo at all," says one owner, "yet if the roof starts leaking, our responsibility is a third rather than a hundred percent."

Nearly identical on the outside, these Wynnewood Colonials couldn’t be more different inside

The four-bedroom, two-story homes, built around 1939, are mirror images. Both have bay windows in the living and dining rooms, and fireplaces in the living rooms. But the styles are very different.

Nov. 1-7: In the garden, it’s time to...

Be ready to run out and cover tomatoes and peppers with blankets or plastic if temps drop below 35 degrees.

Tiny tiles are making a big comeback, with a modern twist

Mosaics are both timeless and versatile. And, in the age of Instagram, they're wildly photogenic.

South Jersey cottage transformed into ‘a great place to come home to’

Sitting by the lake, watching snow fall on their property, this couple has found their version of paradise.

North Philly investment property had so much potential, he moved in himself

Benjamin Allen had renovated three other North Philly rowhouses. "I intended to rent this one out but quickly realized the property’s potential and decided to make it my home,” he said.

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