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Curb Appeal Decorating Your Home For the Fall


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CONTENTS CURB APPEAL Decorating Your Home for the Fall Featured 10 14 24

Natural Beauty

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Coastal Classic

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Popular Craftsman

French Country Manor Traditional Styling

New & Exclusive Blueprints

FEATURED ARTICLES

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Letter from the Editor

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Creating an Authentic Craftsman Home

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Our Favorite Apple Pie Recipe

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5 Fabulous & Eco-Friendly Front Entry Doors

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Fall Decorating Ideas & Tips

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Fall 2011 Publisher Direct from the Designers Editor-In-Chief

Fall here in New England with all the magnificent foliage gets everyone in the spirit of decorating! With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dress your home in seasonal décor. There are so many creative ways to decorate your home, particularly your front porch and entry. This issue of Her Dream Home features great Fall Decorating Ideas & Tips that will inspire you to dress up your porch, light up your home’s exterior, carve a pumpkin, roll out the welcome mat, make a homemade pie and showcase your fireplace.

Tammy Crosby Creative Editorial Director Christine Sears Contributing Writers Cheryl DeBartolo

As the temperature starts to drop, it’s also the time when we gather indoors with family and friends to enjoy the warmth of a cozy fire in our great room or living room or spend time in the kitchen creating our favorite traditional dishes like apple pies, cookies, turkey or a hot bowl of chili (perfect for watching Sunday football).

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It also kicks off a season of holiday traditions from apple picking to pumpkin picking to tree cutting. Now is the time to get inspired by great home design ideas to add festive appeal to your home – particularly when it comes to your home’s exterior. You’ll find our editor’s have selected some of our most popular house plans based on curb appeal and interior design. You’ll find large open kitchens and living spaces and gorgeous outdoor living spaces to easily entertain family and friends. If you enjoy handcrafted, natural materials you’ll want to check out our article on Creating an Authentic Craftsman Home. Since it’s all about first impression, you’ll want to make sure that you select a fabulous front entry door. So gather around the kitchen and try Our Favorite Apple Pie recipe. And don’t forget the vanilla bean ice cream! We’d love for you to share your favorite holiday recipe on our Facebook.

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Stepping Outside: Creating Creating an an Outdoor Living Area

Authentic Craftsman Home By Christine Sears

This gorgeous Craftsman House Plan features columns and trim by Fypon速 and a fiberglass front entry door by Therma-Tru速.

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Craftsman style architecture emerged in America in the early 1900s, marking a return to handcrafted, natural materials that had been overshadowed by mass production during the industrial revolution. Today, Craftsman homes are being designed to accommodate the modern lifestyle, while preserving the warmth and charm that defines its open, yet sensible style. Heavy use of exposed woodwork gives Craftsman homes their warmth and signature charm. You’ll find most Craftsman designs feature a return to artistic, handcrafted wood details like decorative moldings, chair and picture railings and wood paneling. Exposed beams, built-in shelving and intricate crown moldings in warm wood tones are also traditional Craftsman touches. A wonderful, green alternative to natural wood and stone are prefabricated products like fiberglass columns, garage and entry doors,

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stone veneer and recycled woods, which are designed to mimic the look and feel of real wood, stone and brick but without the high cost and maintenance. Typically the front entry features a battened door with wrought-iron decorative accents paired with a wide, inviting porch unique to Craftsman style homes. The front porch typically spans the width of the front exterior facade supported by square or round columns.

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Our Favorite Apple Pie Recipe Fall is a wonderful time of year, not only for the rich colors nature has to offer, but also because it kick starts a season of family traditions and holidays. It is also the time when we dust off our family cookbooks to create traditional dishes and desserts. For many of us it conjures up a warm memory of time spent in the kitchen waiting eagerly to help and taste all these wonderful, seasonal creations. If you love apples, fall is the perfect time to gather the family to your local farm for apple picking and then spend an afternoon in the kitchen making the perfect apple pie. Our editor’s would like to share their favorite apple pie recipe:

other great baking apples are Jonagold and Stayman. Peel the apples and cut into equal pieces.

ANGIE’S APPLE PIE

Add ½ apples to the pie dish

First you need to make the piecrust:

Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon (how much or little depends on your personal taste), sprinkle flour and 1/4 cup of sugar.

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Add the rest of apples, more cinnamon, flour (about a teaspoon worth) and 1/3 cup of sugar.

¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon of sugar

Place 5 small chunks of butter around the top of the apples and ¼ teaspoon of fresh Crisscross with butter knives (or use a food processor) until it looks like cornmeal. squeezed lemon. Now roll out the top crust and gently Add ¼ cup cold water and knead into a place on top of the filling. Pinch top and large soft ball. Cut into two equal pieces. bottom of dough rounds firmly together. Roll out one of the pieces for the bottom Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, crust (make sure that you use a heavily leaving a 3/4 inch overhang. Fold the floured surface so the dough doesn’t stick, edge of the top piece of dough over and the less you handle it the better). Place in under the edge of the bottom piece of a 9” pie plate and then sprinkle some flour dough, pressing together. Flute edges (this will help absorb the juice). using thumb and forefinger or press with a Set aside the top crust (do not roll out until fork. Brush the crust with one beaten egg and sprinkle sugar. Make 5 slits (about filling has been added) 2-inches long) so that steam from the Pie Filling: cooking pie can escape. You’ll need 7-10 apples depending on the Bake at 450 for 10 minutes Bake at 350 size. We swear by Mutsu or Crispin, but for 40-50 minutes Add ¾ cup of shortening

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Roxborough plan HHF-5586

Wood shutters and doors complement this European-influenced stone exterior featuring Ply Gem Stone速 A corner fireplace anchors the cozy sitting area on the covered veranda.

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Natural Beauty This naturally crafted exterior is set in stone

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tone accents give this European influenced home its curb appeal. Built-in bookcases in the library and study offer a place to showcase their book collection. The oversized gathering room is adjacent to the kitchen and the veranda offers a fireplace to warm the nights. The luxurious master suite is located on the first floor and provides all the amenities anyone could ask for, while the second floor offers a bonus room with wet bar for entertaining.

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plan HHF-5586

The exterior of this home features Boral Bricks.

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Second Floor

Main Floor

PLAN NUMBER:

HHF - 5586

BEDROOMS:

3

TOTAL LIVING AREA: 3,979 Sq. ft

BATHROOMS:

3 HALF: 1

WIDTH:

59 Ft. 6 In.

FIRST FLOOR:

2,507 Sq. ft

DEPTH:

82 Ft. 8 In.

SECOND FLOOR:

1,472 Sq. ft

GARAGE SIZE:

2

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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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Fireglow plan HHF- 2755

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The mix of stone and siding facade is accented by Fypon® shutters and ThermaTru’s® Classic-Craft Rustic® Collection™.

French Country Manor Gorgeous stone and siding exterior

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roportioned as a grand manor, this design nonetheless speaks of the charm of homes from the French countryside. An offset entry opens to an impressive two-story foyer. On the right is the formal living room, with fireplace and entry to the formal dining room. A built-in buffet graces the dining room. Connecting the dining room to the gourmet kitchen, the butler’s pantry opposes a king-size walk-in pantry serving the cooking area. A nook pop-out for casual dining sits between the kitchen and the family room.

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plan HHF- 2755

Guests can gather around the large island while meals are being prepared in this fabulous kitchen, featuring flooring from Lumber Liquidators速.

This traditionally designed kitchen featu Appliances速 from their new LG Studio Se

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Main Floor

Second Floor

PLAN NUMBER:

HHF - 2755

BEDROOMS:

4

BATHROOMS:

3

Half: 1

WIDTH:

93 Ft.

FIRST FLOOR:

2,451 Sq. ft

DEPTH:

46 Ft.

SECOND FLOOR:

2,115 Sq. ft

GARAGE SIZE:

3

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TOTAL LIVING AREA: 4,566 Sq. ft

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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Fabulous & Eco-Friendly Front Entry Doors

The first impression your home gives from the street is key to how your house is perceived. And at the very center of curb appeal is your front door and overall design of your home. It’s where you welcome the world to your home and it sets the tone for your entire house. When it comes time to selecting an entry door, it is important to understand the various materials and style options available to enhance your home’s aesthetics and complement its architectural style. Because the main entrance commands so much attention, manufacturers are making it easy to create a custom, yet affordable entry door. Here are some of our favorite eye-catching, green designs to give your home lasting curb appeal:

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The Classic-Craft® American Style Collection™ from Therma-Tru® was designed to complement the most popular architectural styles, such as Craftsman, Cottage, Traditional and Colonial. The exterior doors in this collection have the look and feel of real wood thanks to its AccuGrain™ technology. Unlike genuine wood doors, these fiberglass entry doors resist splitting, cracking and rotting.

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Peachtree’s® top-of-the-line fiberglass entry doors offer six times the energy efficiency of conventional wood doors. Textured panels and gorgeous glass bring timeless elegance to any home. Their glass is available in their patented Zo-e-shield® glass, which is dubbed the “World’s Best Energy Glass.”

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Therma-Tru’s® Smooth-Star® Collection™ fiberglass doors feature tough, compression-molded fiberglass with deep detailed panels and a smooth paint-grade surface. This

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Efficient & Stylish Front Entry Doors perfectly stylish yet rugged entry door, resists the dents and dings from day-to-day traffic and will never rust or corrode. There’s a reason the industry calls it “The Steel-Beater Fiberglass Door.”

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Jeld-Wen’s® Architectural Fiberglass Collection™ of entry doors feature great detailing for a more genuine wood appearance. Perfectly complement a Craftsman, Shaker or Mission style home with the designs in this collection, which also feature period-appropriate glass designs. Don’t forget to take your design inside with Jeld-Wen’s® full line of complementary interior doors. Timeless styles and a rich mahogany finish come together to create the Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ from Therma-Tru®, the leader in fiberglass entry doors. The collection features an eight-foot door to complement the growing popularity of designing a grand entrance with high ceilings. Don’t forget to add decorative glass to showcase your home’s architectural style. And as for efficiency, these doors feature a solid polyurethane foam core that offers an insulation value that is five times greater than wood doors.

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Fall Decorating Decorating your home with touches of autumn decor will

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Decorating your home for the fall months can be both an enjoyable time spent with family and relatively inexpensive. There are plenty of great things about this particular time of year like the return of cooler temperatures (gather round the fireplace), fall colors and nature changing before our eyes (take in the gorgeous foliage). Adding fall touches of décor to the interior and exterior of your home will help you transition into a new and exciting season of holidays and family traditions. Here are some great ideas and tips to decorate your home for the fall:

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Welcome visitors with a beaut front entry door. You can use s which are gorgeous on their o adornment consider adding pi and cornhusks to your wreath that face the front of your hom wreaths from these windows a

DRESS UP YOUR PORCH

You can easily give your front porch and entry fall inspiration by wrapping corn stalks, raffia or straw around your columns and railings. Add rich colors to this theme by attaching thick ribbons and placing mums on your front steps. If you have children, don’t forget the pumpkins. Pumpkins not only symbolize Halloween but fall harvest. ROLL OUT THE WELCOME M The best thing about using pumpkins to decorate your porch or entryway is that you can turn them into Jack-o’Accent your front entry with a lanterns for Halloween night, while snacking on homemade Whether you’re searching for a pumpkin seeds.

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g Ideas & Tips help to embrace your transition to a new, colorful season!

By Christine Sears

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e winter holiday season, they arts to get darker earlier. Try all colors, maple leaf garland hemed lights. Battery powered bags with sand in the bottom, your walkway and front stairs.

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tiful autumn wreath at your simple grapevine wreaths, own. If you prefer more inecones, leaves, berries h. If you have a lot of windows me, consider hanging similar as well.

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fall themed doormat. a harvest, football, school or

any other fall theme, there’s a bounty of options to choose from. To help with visitors tracking in the elements, you should consider both an outdoor doormat and an indoor entrance mat. ADD AUTUMN ARTWORK TO YOUR WALLS Display artwork that depicts fall themes and colors in your front foyer or on a predominate wall in your family room or dining room. Consider nature themes with fall colors like oranges, reds and golden yellows, which can alter the mood in your home. Wall candles will not only provide ambience, but also bring the aroma of fall into your home with the scents of apple, cinnamon and pumpkin. USE YOUR FIREPLACE TO SHOWCASE DÉCOR Your fireplace mantel is a great place to showcase your seasonal décor. Simply by taking a walk in the woods or your own backyard you can find a treasure chest of pinecones, dried leaves, cattails and red berries to create a simple decoration. Adding small pumpkins, gourds, dried arrangements and rich colored candles will add appeal to your mantel.

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The Hayward plan HHF-7048

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Gorgeous garage doors from Wayne-Dalton速.

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The Hayward plan HHF-7048

The back of the home blends wonderfully with its surroundings, due to its simple lines and contained structure. Enjoy the view with windows from Ply Gem速 Professional Series windows.

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Traditional Styling This home features plenty of appeal inside and out

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ual supporting columns and a combination of paneled and shingled siding create a clean, eclectic look along the exterior of this 4-bedroom home. Inside, light and bright rooms with brilliant, colorful details and built-ins create a sense of openness and flow. The foyers comes upon a spacious kitchen and great room area, which features walls of windows, a vibrant backsplash and a large archway into the dining area, which features a unique hanging built-in cupboard above. Rounding out the main level is a similarly well-appointed study and window encased sunroom.

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Hayward plan HHF-7048 Main Floor

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Second Floor

PLAN NUMBER:

HHF - 7048

BEDROOMS:

4

TOTAL LIVING AREA: 2,869 Sq. ft

BATHROOMS:

2 HALF: 1

WIDTH:

164 Ft.

FIRST FLOOR:

1,486 Sq. ft

DEPTH:

115 Ft.

SECOND FLOOR:

1,383 Sq. ft

GARAGE SIZE:

4

ORDER THIS PLAN

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The Chatham plan HHF-3235

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The Chatham House Plan is a grand expression of traditional East Coast shingle-style design. Distinctive bays and windows, a lookout turret, playful porches and elegant expanses of white trim enliven the expressive elevations.

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The Chatham plan HHF-3235 The rear of the Chatham House Plan features a two-circular wall of windows from Ply Gem Windows速 to enjoy the view.

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Coastal Classic A versatile, yet elegant New England inspired home

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mbodying the essence of seaboard charm, the shingle-style gables, gambrels, columns, turrets, balconies and verandas entice visitors to approach. Visitors are immediately drawn from the traditional foyer into the spectacular grand circular rotunda with it domed stainedglass ceiling and compass rose floor. The two-story great room beyond, with its curved bay window, anchors the expansive family living area. Formal living and dining rooms provide for grand entertaining, while the intimate library and study allow for quiet activities.A companion garage and guesthouse is also available, the Chatham Cottage.

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The Chatham plan HHF-3235

This grand kitchen is a gourmet’s dream. It features evey modern convenience in a spacious layout designed for multiple chefs and culinary entertaining.

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Main Floor

Second Floor

PLAN NUMBER:

HHF - 3235

BEDROOMS:

4

TOTAL LIVING AREA: 7,900 Sq. ft

BATHROOMS:

5 HALF: 2

WIDTH:

95 Ft.

FIRST FLOOR:

3,400 Sq. ft

DEPTH:

135 Ft.

SECOND FLOOR:

4,500 Sq. ft

GARAGE SIZE:

4

ORDER THIS PLAN

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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The Red Cottage plan HHF-3141

The front porch is accented by FyponÂŽ columns and window trim.

Popular Craftsman Open living area highlight of this Craftsman cottage home

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his very popular Craftsman Cottage Home was designed and built as our designers own personal Dream Home! As you enter the foyer, this home has 17’ ceilings with the front shed dormer bringing light into the foyer, dining, kitchen and living rooms. The open concept kitchen, dining, living area is great for entertaining. The vaulted ceilings and craftsman details of the home all add to the charm of this special design.

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From varied, sloping rooflines to rich indulgent finishes, this rustic home has plenty of Old World charm and elegance.

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Enjoy relaxing or entertaining on the large deck or screened porch, set on gorgeous columns overlooking the cement patio.

PLAN NUMBER:

HHF - 3141

BEDROOMS:

4

TOTAL LIVING AREA: 1,936 Sq. ft

BATHROOMS:

3

WIDTH:

88 Ft.

FIRST FLOOR:

2,221 Sq. ft

DEPTH:

86 Ft.

SECOND FLOOR

1,032 Sq. ft

GARAGE SIZE:

2

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