by Pat Nowak PHOTOS BY MICHAEL NEMETH When Joanna Koenigsecker was making a house change – she was thinking small. After living for years in a large home on a huge lot she wanted something manageable. She found the perfect place, which needed to be updated. With her interior design background she knew that it had huge possibilities. She enlisted Mark Cook for the major renovations and took on several of the smaller projects as an ongoing do-it-yourself venture. Moving walls to make more closet space and adding designer touches— stone at the fireplace and entry hall, a pantry door that looks like a front door (with a newspaper holder and mail box) and updating the kitchen and flooring— the home took on her personal flair. All the available space is repurposed. Using earth tones as the base, she integrated gray and lots of unique decorating elements along with artwork and floral accompaniments. Entering the home, the inviting foyer flows into a eclectic dining room and great room, culminating in a galley kitchen. The distinctive home, while small, bursts with splashes of style and excitement – a lot of house for those who appreciate what can be done with small spaces.
Changing communications with COVID-19 You’ve texted (and occasionally even Face-timed) your friends, children and grandchildren countless times, and perhaps you have participated in an occasional Zoom event. But those modes of communication just don’t replace the face-to-face time and personal contacts that have been removed from our lives due to the pandemic. But, technology may
After a lazy summer soaking in the sun, gardening and afternoon swims, let’s look forward to the joys of changing seasons. Approaching the time of pumpkin patches and chrysanthemums, cinnamon donuts and cider, changing leaves and crisp air — fall means a trip on the open road to witness the changes across the countryside. We
BEEF STROGANOFF As the temperatures start to fall, comfort food is what motivates me to my kitchen. Saucy, savory, belly-warming comfort food tastes so well, comforting., especially after a summer of fresh fruits and vegetables lightly and quickly grilled on the patio. My first cold-weather dish this year was Beef Stroganoff. It certainly did not
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