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Rock Camp: Old-Meets-New Lake Cabins by an Upstart Maine Architect

Tucked into tall, wild woods on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Maine’s Rangeley Lakes region is an unusual series of cabins—one cabin, really, made up of many small rooms. The first is what one might expect to find there: an old, classic one-room log house set under the pines. But to one side is a streamlined, even Scandinavian-esque extension with two peaks and sided with Eastern white cedar, the work of Maine-based architect Jocelyn Dickson. As it happens, this place—called Rock Camp—is Jocelyn’s family’s retreat. “This home belongs to my parents and someday in the future will hopefully below…

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The BS* + Beer Show: The New Carbon Architecture

This episode of the BS* + Beer show centers on topics covered in Bruce King’s book, “The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate.” The author, as well as contributor Chris Magwood, join us to share insights into the building industry’s role in addressing carbon emissions.  The panelists talk about China and India, and how the magnitude of their concrete-based construction impacts U.S. efforts to curb greenhouse emissions. They tackle the question: Are those efforts all for naught, given what is happening overseas? Notably, Chris takes the opportunity to acknowledge the many biologically based building materials that are coming out…

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Current Obsessions: Autumnal Light

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Best Homeowners Insurance for Veterans in 2020

Part of the cost of owning a home is paying for a home insurance policy to protect it against accidents, like fire and theft. As you begin your search for a homeowners insurance policy, you’ll find that many insurance companies want to acknowledge your military service to the country with a discount on your premium. The This Old House Reviews team has compiled a list of the companies that offer this type of discount and provide tips to help you find the best home insurance policy for you. Best Homeowners Insurance Companies for Veterans To find the best home insurance…

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Best Homeowners Insurance in Florida 2020

Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that will cover the cost to repair your home or replace your personal belongings after an unexpected event, like a fire or water damage, destroys them. This type of protection is especially important in a state like Florida where natural disasters are more likely to occur. Read our review to learn how to get the best homeowners insurance in Florida. Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in Florida After comparing coverage, cost, customer service, discounts, and more, these three companies stood out as the best home insurance providers in Florida. 1. Allstate Allstate is…

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Best Homeowners Insurance in California 2020

If you’re looking to purchase homeowners insurance in California and want more than just industry-standard coverage, you’ll have a wide range of options among potential providers. Because of the state’s susceptibility to natural disasters, you’ll want a policy that protects your home from all possible perils. To see which companies offer comprehensive coverage, keep reading our review of the best homeowners insurance companies in the Golden State. Best Homeowners Insurance Companies in California We rated top insurance companies on coverage, benefits, customer service, and pricing. These are our picks for the best homeowners insurance companies in California. 1. Liberty Mutual…

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