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Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

Leann Silhan and Chad Stockton weren't even looking for a new house when they discovered the neighborhood they now call home.

Historic Ellicott City manor house goes from old to new Historic Ellicott City manor house goes from old to new

Walls have been painted and floors sanded. Curtains have been hung and furniture put in place. After months of renovations, the transformation is complete.

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Custom Crownsville home with wine cellar, deeded boat slip on the market for $895,000 Custom Crownsville home with wine cellar, deeded boat slip on the market for $895,000

A custom-built Crownsville home that includes a wine cellar and deeded boat slip is on the market for $895,000.

Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments

When someone's significant other stays over at a shared apartment night after night, it can cause a roommate rift. But some see opportunity rather than inconvenience, easily transitioning into a new living arrangement — one where a couple and their single pal agree to save money and simply cohabitate.

Halloween decor can be scary yet sophisticated. Here's how... Halloween decor can be scary yet sophisticated. Here's how...

One of the more awkward truths of adulthood is that grown-ups love Halloween as much, or possibly even more, than the kids do. Luckily,  a stroll through local shops, a flip through the catalogs, and a tap or two on the keyboard make it abundantly clear that Halloween décor has taken a decidedly sophisticated, adult-worthy turn.

Lifting the fading monarch Lifting the fading monarch

Pam Spencer was about to dig up a fading milkweed plant in her garden when her husband, Steve, showed her a black-and-yellow larva he'd found on one of its leaves.

4 tips for the thrifty home flipper 4 tips for the thrifty home flipper

You wouldn't know it to look at me, but I am super cheap. I cut the mold off cheese and feed it to my kids (the cheese, not the mold). I squirrel away lightly used paper towels in a pile next to the kitchen sink so I can reuse them later to wipe the floors. My wedding gown was made with yards and yards of Shantung silk and hand-sewn with hundreds of seed pearls and cost $200. Resale shop.

Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies

I brought my peace lilies indoors last week for the winter, and now their young leaves have holes in them. I see webbing in the plant base and slime stuff as well, but I can't find what is doing the munching.