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Country charmer puts out the welcome mat

Country charmer puts out the welcome mat

Country charmer puts out the welcome matBy Tom RenkesPhotos by G. Randall GossIn Jane Austin’s “Mansfield Park,” Mary Crawford says to Fanny Price, “I am conscious of being far better reconciled to a country residence than I had ever expected to be.”...

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The art of discovery: Creative cottage offers eclectic comforts

The art of discovery: Creative cottage offers eclectic comforts

When asked about a description of her home, Edith Pair responded, “It’s sophisticated whimsy.” She attributed the quote to a friend, but the sentiment is exact.Outside, car after car, truck after truck, and bike after bike whiz by in an un-ceremonial...

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The art within

The art within

Art, comfort welcome visitors to the Terrace Inn By Sue G. CollinsPhotos by Adrian Boyer, Sue G. Collins and G. Randall Goss A small handsome painting by renowned artist Greg Sobran hangs unframed outside room 208 at the Terrace Inn in historic Bay V...

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Rustic Tranquility

Rustic Tranquility

Rustic tranquility‘Modern industrial farmhouse’ suits young family to a T By Glen YoungPhotos by Mike Gullon, Phoenix Photographic  What does a custom homebuilder do when he finds the perfect property with a house already completed?If he is Ben Fetti...

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Up on the rooftop

Up on the rooftop

By Mary Jane DoerrPhotos by G. Randall Goss When Nancy Byers first saw their future cottage, “Northern Exposure,” she was walking her dog. She couldn’t help but admire the cottage. When it came up for sale she and her husband, Walter, looked at it, b...

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Historical heart of Gaylord

Historical heart of Gaylord

It was a labor of love ...For nearly a year, Dr. Kristine Bobish and a dedicated team of architects, engineers, contractors, construction workers, plumbers, electricians, painters and craftsman poured their hearts into the restoration of the stately ...

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A soulful home

A soulful home

“At another time she asked, ‘What is a soul?’ No one knows, I replied, but we know it is not the body, and it is that part of us which thinks and loves and hopes ...”These words of Annie Sullivan, in 1891, as she worked with Helen Keller, ring true a...

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Road to paradise

Road to paradise

For a good many folks, the end of the road connotes an unpleasant place to live.For Deb and Bill Brown, on the other hand, the end of the road is almost paradise. The handy Antrim County couple count themselves lucky as they enjoy the many features o...

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