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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Historic homes contest’
Posted: September 8th, 2013

FerrandoOne of the nicest honors I’ve had this year was visiting the home of Bob and Carole Ferrando. The 5,000-square-foot home and 17-acres of property that skirts along Lake Erie is impressive, and the owners are delightful.

My visit with the Ferrandos was a nice behind-the-scenes look at an Erie car family’s day-to-day lifestyle. Thanks to Realtor Karen Euliano for the opportunity.

The Ferrandos built their home, carriage house and multiple seating areas along the bluff and beach in 1993, but it all looks brand new. It’s listed at $1.5 million, and it’s got that feeling of home in every square inch of it.

We have plenty of great features in House to Home - it came out yesterday, and I’m late to the party due to modem problems at home, but we are all fixed now, thanks to Time-Warner.

Check out garden news from Sue Scholz right here. And Meadville decorator Marie Felz gives us ideas on how to add a little luxe to rooms without spending a lot of money. Read it all here.

Open houses are easier to log onto than ever. Click right here for the full listing. We update every Thursday.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom of three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: August 17th, 2013
Hamot House, photo by John Baker

Hamot House, photo by John Baker

If you want a tour of historical Erie, you can take one on bike or on foot, thanks to the Erie County Historical Society.

A 10-mile bike tour is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $10 per person, and the tour begins at the Watson-Curtze Mansion. You must have your own bicycle and helmet. Reservations are required. Call Andrew Adamus at 454-1813, Ext. 24, or e-mail him at aadamus@eriecountyhistory.org

The Historic Downtown Walking Tour, presented by Erie Insurance Group, takes place on Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. The ECHS will open nine buildings and homes — some dating back to 1815 for the walking tour.

In previous years, the Historic Sixth Street Walking Tour — which often sold out — offered a self-guided tour of homes.

This year, light refreshments and information will be available at the Erie History Center and some of the local businesses. Sullivan’s Pub and Eatery will be offering a drink special to those on the tour.

To read the entire article from House to Home, click here.  The tour includes:TAB_HtoH_08172013_H01

  1. The Erie History Center — Erie County Historical Society, 419 State St.
  2. The Cashiers House — Erie County Historical Society, 417 State St.
  3. Pierre S. V. Hamot House — Hamot Second Century Foundation, 302 French St.
  4. Chandlery Corner — Northwest Savings Bank, 400 State St.
  5. Dickson Tavern — Kidder Wachter Architecture and Design, 201 French St.
  6. Sullivan’s Pub and Eatery, 301 French St.
  7. O’Donnell House — Pulakos Chocolates, 410 French St.
  8. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 130 E. Fourth St.
  9. Charles M. Tibbals House — Erie Insurance, 146 E. Fifth St.

This tour offers patrons a look inside numerous buildings that hold a lot of Erie history. For more information or to make reservations, call Adamus at the Erie County Historical Society at 454-1813, Ext. 24, or e-mail him at aadamus@eriecountyhistory.org

 Historic Homes Contest set to announce winners

The Expedition Erie Historic Homes Contest will announce contest winners Aug. 31 in the Erie Times-News.

Check out more in House to Home with these articles:

» Readers share award-winning gardens
» Back-to-school redecorating
» Is old eggbeater worth much?
» Fix problem window
» Anibal Villacis’ painting has value
» Glass delivers clear beauty to home

Pam Parker  has written about homes, real estate and home improvement for more than 20 years. She is the editor of House to HomeLake Erie LifeStyle and Her Times at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

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Posted: July 20th, 2013

parker6When country homes look this good, you may never want to leave the Ponderosa. Check out this great 10-acre property in House to Home this week.

At 2095 Dublin Road, 10 acres of beautiful landscape welcome anyone looking for a country property, and it offers two ponds, a home, pastures, fenced paddock and an indoor riding arena in an 80-by-100-foot barn, but it can be just as comfortable for folks who enjoy snowmobiling or anything else that requires some wide open spaces and a big building for storage of toys.

Two ponds are part of the view from the the front lawn at 2095 Dublin Road.

The home was built in 1994,and it includes four bedrooms and two full baths.

Thelower-level bath features a contemporary glass bowl atop a vanity.Outside, several decks add space to enjoy the view.

The home lists at $299,900 and includes electric heat, central air, well, septic and an attached three-car garage with a staircase to an open loft.

For more information on this country property, call Brian and Carol Johnson of Re/Max Real Estate at 449-0752.  Additional stories in this week’s House to Home include:

Pam Parker has written about homes, real estate, remodeling and home furnishings for more than 20 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

 

 

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Posted: May 18th, 2013

photo (7)In House to Home this week, you must read the story on the Atlanta Botanical Gardens — it’s only in print so no links today.

Also, Sue Scholz pays tribute to Donna Davis of the Presque Isle Garden Club. Read her story here.

Check out all our stories this week:

» Enter Historic Homes Contest
» Homeowners want automated security
» 10 tips to make fridge shine
» Homemade, natural remedies keep pests at bay
» How to take care of oak trees

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: May 4th, 2013

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If you have never seen the Niagara Pier condominiums, get to the next open house fast when there is one. The units — all located right off the Bayfront Parkway — have become popular real estate lately. Read my story here in House to Home.

Other information in House to Home includes:

» Garden club plant sales in full bloom
» Hay-fever season sign of pollination
» Grow your own organics
» Plant native grasses to save water
» Color your door, entry hall
» Tilling soil for yard art
» Designers provide privacy tips for open floor plan

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. Reminder: This is a web contest, so you must submit everything on the Internet. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 27th, 2013

TAB_HtoH_04272013_H01Check out House to Home this week and get a park view right now — buy one of four homes for sale on West 24th Street priced from $75,000 tp $104,900. These two-and-a-half-story  homes include a lot of square footage and great views.  Read my story here.

The rest of our stories include:

» Right plants yield big results in small gardens
» Sputnik blooms, recalls 1950s space race
» Cattin’ around town plants ideas
» Pizza oven tops off backyard patio
» Tongue-and-groove returns to home décor
» Backsplashes make big impressions

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. Reminder: This is a web contest, so you must submit everything on the Internet. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 20th, 2013

TAB_HtoH_04202013_H01Don’t let this morning’s early snow scare you inside. The sun will shine today and tomorrow — it’s a great weekend to hit 140 open houses. In House to Home, you’ll find a lot of them this weekend. Read my story – open up to 32 pages of open houses andh ere’s a link to the open house map.

More great House to Home stories include:

Sue Scholz has a terrific story on how to Grow colorful gardens you can eat. She interviewed Rosalind Creasy, edible landscaping expert, who will speak at Mercyhurst University Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Taylor Little Theatre, 501 E. 38th St.  That photo at left is one of Creasy’s edible gardens. Sure looks good today — no snow on those chairs. Here are some of the other terrific stories:

 

You’ll go down in history!

Share some Erie history with us! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news on April 12, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: April 13th, 2013

grape-arbor-prizeIt’s a great weekend to celebrate Erie history! The Erie Times-News celebrated 125 years of delivering the news yesterday, and we are celebrating all year. We want to hear your stories of home restoration. Click here for all the details on our Historic Homes contest. The grand prize winner gets a weekend stay in one of the oldest brick buildings in North East — The Grape Arbor Bed & Breakfast.

We have plenty to celebrate in House to Home this week. Countryside has a grand opening of its Phase II section in Summit Township. The Maleno development is a neighborhood of patio homes. It is something to see, and the design center, housed inside a patio home with a walkout basement, gives house hunters a look at all the latest and greatest ideas for building a new home. It is a must see — visit Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Natalie Washburn gave me a tour, and there is always something new at Countryside.

More great House to Home stories include:

Sue Scholz celebrates award-winning zinnias this week.

Daffodils can make artistic displays, and they are finally in bloom!

Hotel spa-style baths and bedroom decor ideas are easy to incorporate into your home. Read the story here.

Raised gardens appeal to all gardeners even the host of GardenSmart — read it here.

Kitchen faucets have gone high tech.

Tulips are coming! The tulips are coming — read about the fiery orange variety here.

You can add a vacation home feel to your home. Here are tips from designers..

Plastic has become a novel furniture design tool. Look at what folks are doing with it.

Don’t forget all the open houses this weekend. I’ll be out there looking, too. Here’s a link to the open house map.

Pam Parker has written about real estate, home improvement and remodeling for 25 years. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three. 

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