For Sale: Sun-Drenched Row House in Historic Capitol Hill


The iconic Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC (not to be confused with the metonymic name of the US Congress),  is the largest historic residential area in the city, and holds a place on the National Register of Historic Places. Although this elegant home at 504 East Capitol St. NE was built in 1995, it blends well […]

ASPIRE’S Desire’s: Garden Glory


There is a yawning chasm between the idea of wanting a garden, and actually creating one. The finished project can be colorful and glamorous, but the process to achieve this end is definitely not. Dull, drab, and dirty tools don’t inspire one to create the way that other artistic tools do. And the worst part […]

Adirondack Real Estate Highlighted by Aerial Photography


It can be hard to explain why the Adirondack Mountains are so extraordinary, especially to someone who has never been there. You can spew out the facts: The 6.1 million acre Adirondack Park is not usually at the top of everyone’s list when they consider the important national parks in America, but in fact it […]

Prospect St. Mansion: Part of Providence’s Literary History


“A taxicab whirled him through Post Office Square with its glimpse of the river, the old Market House, and the head of the bay, and up the steep curved slope of Waterman Street to Prospect, where the vast gleaming dome and sunset-flushed Ionic columns of the Christian Science Church beckoned northward. Then eight squares past […]

ASPIRE’S Desires: Minehart


Imagine walking through a gallery of ornate frames holding richly painted portraits. Aristocratic faces, presumably of predecessors or notable figures, peer down as you pass. The culmination of this collection awaits at the end of the hall, most likely portraying the most important figure of all. As you approach, however, you see that the figure […]

Upper (Crust) East Side Living at 1110 Park Avenue


All units at the new luxury condo at 1110 Park Avenue are not created equal. There’s the triplex penthouse, the triplex unit on the ground floor, two duplex apartments but the other five units are much smaller….they each only take up one floor of the 16 story building. The company behind the condos at 1110 […]

ASPIRE’S Desires: Naomi Paul Ltd.


If you’re looking for an innovative, handcrafted object that could double as a sculptural art piece for your home, look no further than the designs of Naomi Paul Studio. The studio produces beautiful functional objects and textiles, focusing on simplicity, longevity, and sensibility, which are all hand made in Great Britain, by highly skilled craftsmen. […]

Dinner Guest: David Mandel of House of Heydenryk


Founded in Amsterdam in 1845, the House of Heydenryk is one of the world’s oldest and most respected frame makers and dealers of antique frames. David Mandel, the current president, has over thirty years of experience in high end framing. David has lectured and taught classes at and for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the […]

Luxury Home New Paltz, NY Offers Scenic Getaway for $1.15M


There is absolutely no better place to be in the autumn than New York State. There is no arguing this. But for those of you who are nervous about wandering too far north, you’re in luck. Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Greene, and Columbia counties are the perfect blend of up-and-coming little cities, quaint towns, incredible art […]

Luxury in Black & White – Diamond Trends for This Fall


Black and white diamond jewelry is continuously on the top of fashion trends for its striking beauty, and it’s no different for this fall 2014. A well designed black diamond ring stands out for its stunning beauty and can be worn by both women and men alike. Although a black diamond doesn’t shimmer or sparkle like a white […]