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For most of the year, the 30 planting beds at Presby Memorial Iris Gardens lay dormant at the base of a gentle hill in Upper Montclair. But for about four to six weeks every spring, the irises bloom in an awesome explosion of color....
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For some, wine is not just a beverage to bring to parties or consume at the occasional dinner....
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On a frigid January morning, cup of hot coffee in hand, self-taught architect and builder Matthew Porraro surveyed the progress at Sycamore Farms....
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Nick Petruzzelli never fancied himself a real estate developer. He has always been a builder....
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Michael Graves’s designs are known worldwide, from the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Walt Disney World to the Alessi tea kettle with the whimsical bird spout—a project that propelled Graves to design stardom some twenty years ago....
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Soon after moving to her upscale Somerset County neighborhood, Rebecca Gajewski was happily weeding her flowerbeds, when a puzzled neighbor asked why she was doing the labor herself....
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Sister Sister

By Lauren Payne | March 18, 2009
Who says you can’t go home again? These sisters live side by side under one roof, right where they grew up....
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On The Waterfront

By Lauren Payne | February 11, 2009
Living on Lake Hoptacong means a lot of things to a lot of people. Here, a slice of lake life....
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Development on Jersey’s Hudson River shoreline has been a bumpy ride, but the results are often impressive....
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New Jersey Board of Public Utilities president Jeanne M. Fox estimates that the average home wastes a quarter of the hot or cool air it generates, meaning lost energy and wasted dollars....
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Labor Of Love

By Lauren Payne | January 15, 2009
A New Jersey architectural team painstakingly restores—over a twenty-year period—a classic Frank Lloyd Wright gem of a house. ...
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Industrial Strength

By Lauren Payne | December 8, 2008
Despite the real estate slump—or perhaps because of it—factory-to-residential conversions are on the rise statewide....
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nothing brings warmth to the holidays like a B&B decked out for the season. Here is a look at two of New Jersey Monthly's favorite holiday B&B hot spots. ...
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Painting Pets

By Alicia Staffa | November 10, 2008
Portrait artists Kathryn Eddy and Pinky Adubato like to meet their subjects before they create artistic representations of pets. ...
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Office Options

By Alison Blank | October 15, 2008
Two work-at-home professionals clearly illustrate that designing a home office isn't a paint-by-numbers formula. Innovative design ideas and creative conceptualization have helped transform these two home offices into living works of art. ...
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Banishing the mower promised to reduce our carbon footprint and put fresh food on the table. But what would the neighbors think? Montclair resident Laura Schenone threw caution to the wind and turned her front yard into a garden. The results have been positive. ...
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Home Work

By Deborah P. Carter | October 13, 2008
The home office is a way of life for many New Jerseyans, but it makes some nervous at tax time. We've got some tips to help you stay in the black come tax season. ...
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Style Makers

By Lauren Payne | September 18, 2008
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Mansion Makeover

By Lauren Payne | August 29, 2008
In the annual ritual of designers strutting their best stuff in showhouses throughout the state, there is always one sandout- Mansion in May. This year was no exception....
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