November 2013

Mystery Monday: Ophir Hall

Over on Facebook, CIRCA fan Jason Crowley hit the nail on the head with today's Mystery Monday. Despite the presence of our fair grazers, this majestic estate is not Sheep's Meadow in Central Park (but those who guessed that - I salute your creativity!). Folks, you're looking at Ophir Hall (aka Reid Hall) in Purchase, NY, designed by the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. You know I love...

Eureka! An Amazing Arkansas Porch House!

On down south we go to northwestern Arkansas, where right about now the sight of the changing leaves and the sound of natural springs must be pretty majestic indeed. With today’s vernacular fixer-upper in Eureka Springs, I think it’s pretty safe to say that porches were on the builder’s mind some 130 years ago. There’s a story there, but you’ll have to read on to find out! And while you’re at...

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