SwissGirl

View from Waunakee

I was never going to live in the suburbs. Never. Ever. I am a city person: Chicago (Lincoln Square), Washington (Capitol Hill), Paris (15th arr.), Brooklyn NY (Carroll Gardens). I gravitate to lively neighborhoods with a strong sense of individuality and community. And good coffee. When I moved to Wisconsin in 2004, I bought a…

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DIY Gone Awry

I live in a sedate mid-century ranch. Over a year ago, I found this front door for $30 at the ReStore. I thought swapping it out for my existing door – a far too-flashy “contemporary” leaded glass affair – would be easy. Here’s what I didn’t expect. 1) My daughter would cry. She loved the…

Theran near west blog

Near West is Near Perfect!

Madison is chock-full of historic neighborhoods and well-trodden landmarks (State Street, Memorial Union Terrace, James Madison Park, Mendota Terrance to name a few), with which Madison denizens are well familiar. I’ve spent most of my life in Madison, but before I moved into Sunset Village almost 10 years ago, I was only vaguely aware of…

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A Seller’s Story: Chicago

Hello, I am Alyson Beaton, founder/designer Lille Huset, and guest blogger here on Open Homes. I was invited to do a blog post about my recent move from Chicago to Austin. Me and my family (my husband, an Architect and 2 kids) decided to shake things up and make a big move across the country….

If you map it they will come…

Drumroll please…. We are extremely proud to unveil our updated and highly searchable map! It is visually stunning and easy to use. Exactly what you need when searching for your dream home. Our creative and skilled technical team drastically revamped the OpenHomes map this summer – and they did a bang up job. It was…