The Jewel Box Home Blog
A few days ago our basement flooded with several inches of water. The culprit, a gorgeous red maple tree whose roots had grown into the drain pipe. Here are some of the photos from our water logged adventure. More basement stuff. This we stored in the … Read more here.
I just had to share the article 'With This Cottage' from the New York Times. These are 'his and hers' bungalows for a married couple. The husband, Robert Pardo, bought these two houses so that his now wife, Laura Ann Jacobs, would agree to marry him. Ms. Jacobs originally declined Mr. … Read more here.
One of my favorite things to do is sit outside in a comfortable chair reading a good book. When I was first married, we lived in a small apartment on the 24th floor of a nondescript Chicago building. It was nothing special, just a vanilla box of a place, but the tiny balcony was magical. … Read more here.
What is a Jewel Box® Home?
Let me introduce you to The Jewel Box® Home. A living space that is beautiful and practical, filled with light and profoundly calming. The Jewel Box® Home is a way of overcoming big-house envy, a status symbol for the smaller home and an answer to global warming for the lifestyle diva. Famed architects Louis H. Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright called several of their favorite projects “jewel boxes”. … Read More...
Do you live in a smaller home? Have you downsized or are you considering downsizing? Have you ever grappled with big house envy? Would you rather have a bigger house with fewer conveniences, or a smaller house with more high-end amenities? Are you raising children in a smaller home? What are your reasons for choosing small home living? … Read More...