garden design

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Eram Garden (Bagh-e Eram) - Shiraz, Iran

A historic & traditional Persian garden, it dates back to the 18th century. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Green Building Expert’s 1931 Colonial Revival Redo

Energy-smart upgrades turn a starter house into a home for the long haul

Some houses sweep you off your feet from the start. With others, the romance grows over time, a “good for right now” feeling slowly becoming something more. Rick and Cathy Fedrizzi experienced a bit of both with the home in Syracuse, New York, they bought more than 30 years ago. “When we first saw it, there was a crackling fire in the fireplace and a pair of skis stuck outside in the snow,” says Rick, who was born and raised in the area. “I don’t know if that was staged or not, but it felt more like we were buying a lifestyle than an empty house. We put in an offer that day.”

Photographs by Mark Samu