Archive | House Tours RSS feed for this section
View from the back of the Maine Lake Camp - Atticmag

More Lake Camp in Maine

See the rest of the rustic family lake camp in part two of our tour. This week, I traveled (virtually) north to visit my friend Marsha’s idyllic summer cottage – called a camp. The first half of the Lake Camp tour began with a view of the back entrance [also above] because that’s the scenic […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }
basic kitchen in a Maine lake camp house - Atticmag

Lake Camp in Maine

Camps are rustic cottages, meant to be low maintenance and designed for carefree summer living. The notion of “unplugging” in a house by a lake is one way to live a less frenetic life. What better place to do that than a lakeside home in Maine, where my pal Marsha and her husband, Lin, renovated […]

Read full story Comments { 5 }
kitchen garden with triangular bordered beds - cokuke via Atticmag

Pretty Potagers

The French call a kitchen garden the potager, since it’s devoted to vegetables, the principal ingredients in soup. Kitchen gardens can be somewhat formal even though they are devoted to growing vegetables for food. Sometimes the garden is elegant and walled — almost an outdoor room. But the notion of a potager (as opposed to […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Kawachi garden in Kitakyusu, Japan - trip advisor via atticmag

Wisteria Lanes

May is the month when wisteria is in full bloom and displays can be spectacular. A wisteria display along an elegant stone path in Weinheim, Germany [top] has a place to sit and take in the seasonal color. In the Japanese city of Kitakyushi, a festival is dedicated to the celebration of wisteria. This stunning […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
outdoor bathtub in the Connecticut woods - World of Interiors via Atticmag

Outdoor Bathtub

In a private setting, what could be more sybaritic? Technically speaking, Earth Day was earlier this week but it’s never too late to think about ways to spend more time outside. Last month, when the heavy snow finally started to recede, my mind turned to fire pits, pizza ovens, and outdoor water projects. I’ve long […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }