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Bird-watcher’s bliss at Iowa City home

Tucked into a steep hillside in the historic Manville Heights neighborhood of Iowa City is an unsuspecting but beautiful midcentury modern. Home to N ...

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Experts offer advice to potential first-time homebuyers

With a hot housing market, historically low mortgage rates and special programs incentivizing first-time buyers, experts say now is a good time to con ...

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Simple living: Tiny House Talks explore a different lifestyle

Simple living will be on display during a series on Tiny Houses being hosted at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha this spring. ...

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Frankie House, ‘a tremendous piece of Cedar Rapids history,’ unveiled

CEDAR RAPIDS - "This home has seen a lot of Cedar Rapids history go by its front door." Those were the words of Mark Stoffer Hunter, historian at The ...

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Patio fever: Prepare your outdoor living space for warmer months ahead

The weather might be indecisive lately - tornadoes and a snowstorm in the same week - but spring is right around the corner, and once it warms up, you ...

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Midcentury modern perfect fit for the Hansons

Over the past decade or so, Eric and Shannon Hanson have been a bit like Goldilocks testing out the chairs of the three bears. They first lived in a ...

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Brackett House on Cornell campus reopens as bed-and-breakfast after $90,000 renovation

For nearly four years, the Brackett House has sat empty on Cornell's campus. But after a $90,000 renovation, it's back - this time as a bed-and-breakf ...

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Cedar Rapids home perfect for work and play

Mary Zeran and Jeff Schipper have made a very lovely home for themselves - and their two Irish Terriers, Henry and Stella - in a craftsman style cotta ...

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’Lustron Stories’ explores quirky metal homes and their devoted owners

PERRY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Sue Williams wasn't exactly impressed when she learned the little house down the street was a Lustron home. She'd requested a ...

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Cedar Rapids bungalow provides windows to the past

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Lundine lives in memories. "To me, they're the happiest things," she said. She also lives among memories, housed in the 1924 Ke ...

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A gift to posterity: Renter restores one of Marion’s most historic properties

MARION - The 10-foot Christmas tree sweeps upward but still falls short of the 12-foot ceilings in Rita Collins' living room. It's a glorious, colorf ...

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A home built for family

When Brigette and Adam Ingersoll built their home in the Cardinal Ridge neighborhood - in west Iowa City - back in 2010 they knew they wanted it to be ...

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Solon home has custom-built charm

SOLON - Atop a hill on 23 acres in Solon sits Mike and Angie Bails' custom home - a 7000 square foot beauty built by Advantage Custom Builders. The Ba ...

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Renovated Marion condo gives new life to historic building

The spacious living and dining room of Paul and Jeanne Matthews' loft condo in downtown Marion used to be filled with Civil War veterans, meeting in a ...

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Octagonal oasis: Hiawatha DIY homeowners tackle indoor, outdoor projects

HIAWATHA - When Len and Pat Struttmann need a little getaway, they head to Tahiti. Only, they spell it T.A.H.I.T.I., as in #x201c;Take a holiday - it' ...

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