From Victorian to...Victorian. Susan Fornoff's article, Fall is time for home tours, including a modern Victorian, features a Victorian that was gutted and then renovated to look sort of modernized Victorian -- it has ornate moldings, but also an elevator and a Lacanche range. The house is part of one of the four tours that will take place over the next two weekends:
Click here for more information on Left My Heart in San Francisco this Saturday; Solar Richmond also on Saturday; The Portola Garden Tour on 10/20; and Historical Gems in Oakland on 10/28.
• Your Ecological House: At home, change starts within: Philip Wenz writes about how one student couple responded to the following assignment: "Redesign the place where you are presently living - whether it's a house you own, an apartment you rent or somebody's living room you're crashing in - and make it more environmentally friendly."
• And in an older article, from Sept. 29, Ask the Bugman, Richard Fagerlund answers a couple of questions about bed bugs.
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