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House of the Week: Mid-Century Meets English Countryside

 A very rare find - this week's House of the Week is an amazing combo of old-English stone and mid-century modern. On the Main Line. In an affordable price range. With a separate lot behind.... backing up to trails and open space....  If you aren't already hooked, just take a look for yourself...  136 Farwood in Wynnewood boasts 4 full bedrooms, 3 full baths, a half bath, a little over 2000 sq ft and a combined lot size of just under an acre.  A generous, but not wasteful, foyer makes for a bright, show-stopper entry that opens to the well-sized dining and living rooms.  An incredible flag-stone, screened-in porch makes for a great place to enjoy your additional acreage The master bedroom is perfectly sized with a beautiful symmetry, arched entry way, and master bath. Two other well-sized bedrooms are on the second floor with a semi-updated Jack-and-Jill bath.  If you've been thinking about making a move to the near-Main Line, this is a fantastic opportunity to own somethin

Fall Maintenance Checklist

 If it wasn't obvious from the pumpkins everywhere.... its Fall! Its one of the most exciting seasons here on the East Coast but its also the entry to one of the toughest seasons on our homes. So take a minute to read-up on what you should do to protect your greatest investment!  Photo by allison christine on Unsplash Its all about the drainage as we move into the wet seasons so working to keep water at bay is paramount.  - Store all of your outdoor hoses towards the middle or end of Fall and turn off outdoor spigots  - If you have a sprinkler system, time to drain it as well!  - Clear out your gutters, maybe twice..... having large amounts of leaves in your gutters can cause damming and leakage  - Double check that all of your downspouts are angled away from your home and install new drainage where necessary  - Seal windows and doors where necessary  - Check your roof (you can have a professional do this as well!)  - Have your HVAC serviced (but feel free to get multiple opinions

Inexpensive Ways to Add Fall to your Home

 Autumn is one of the most beloved seasons on the East Coast. People get excited for changing leaves, temperate weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and decorating their homes and tables for the season. Especially in the era of quarantine, adding a little something special to your home this time of year might be just what you need to calm your home-schooling/stuck-inside nerves!  But there's no need to spend a fortune for a little Fall pick-me-up. Here are my favorite, inexpensive options for Fall decorating!  We all appreciate the delivery people bringing us our essentials, gifts, school supplies and home-shopping splurges. So give them something nice to see when they walk up next time!  Love this inexpensive combo from Amazon!   --- Layering on chunky, fringy throws just makes you want to be inside more. I love this inexpensive, graphic addition from Amazon .  Or this rust and ivory striped one from Target  --- Fall-color catchalls are a great Fall addition, adding style points