It’s CROSSED MY Brain a jillion times that it’d be neat to pull alongside one another a coffee-table book of NW Residing highlights. Or probably an full encyclopedic series. (It would take an more-trenta coffee table to contain all the NW Residing tales we have published more than the a long time.)
Just in the time I carried the NW Residing mantle — from tumble 2015 till we retired the aspect in June 2020 — we (and, by extension, all of you) were warmly welcomed into more than 200 distinctly developed neighborhood households. (And wow did we see some great mantels.) Insert in all the other writers, all the photographers, all the residences about all the several years, and — we’re just gonna round up and say: There’ve been an awful whole lot of NW Living stories.
Back when NW Residing was a weekly aspect — and again when it was noticeably safer to inhale/exhale our way as a result of our hospitable neighbors’ wonderful houses — our fears above pulling together these continuing Household Style and design problems (just one for slide, one for spring) ended up significantly much more “aspirational” than “respirational.” 2 times a yr, we’d pluck a couple extremely-extra homes from our crowded tour docket, from time to time bundling a number of underneath just one themed roof (like “Getaways” or “Island Homes”), in some cases blowing off that roof totally with a solitary-OMG-property difficulty (Heron Corridor, The Venice Home).
These days, this fall, it is been nearly 18 months considering that we retired NW Residing — and even lengthier given that that pushy pandemic burst uninvited by means of our collective entrance doorway. We’re experiencing yet another dim time of adapting germs and “how-are-we-supposed-to-adapt-now?” uncertainty, and some days all you want is a cozy diversion.
Like, it’s possible, a steamy mug of calming heat and … an inviting espresso-desk e book. Or at minimum, for now, a magazine loaded to the custom made uncovered beams with beautiful images and “C’mon in” convenience.
We just can’t quite contact this a e-book, of study course. For a single matter, these are only my NW Dwelling highlights: memorable residences, and unforgettable components in individuals properties, that have caught with me persistently, in the incredibly greatest way, more than the decades. We’ve curated 20 into a supremely secure home tour which is carried, as always, by our photographers’ magnificent perform.
(It’s Ok. We all know the pictures normally were being the accurate stars of NW Dwelling. That’s why I’m considering espresso-desk format in its place of, say … audiobook.)