Antebellum Architecture in Charleston, South Carolina

The Word on Wednesday: Antebellum

Deb Architecture, Coastal Doors, Everyday Doors, Historic Doors, Historic Preservation 1 Comment

While vacationing in Charleston, the word “antebellum” was used frequently. Of course I have heard the word many times, typically in reference to the South, but never really thought about what it meant. If asked, I likely would have said “after the war”. And I would have been dead wrong! Technically its Latin for “before the war”, and it is …

Palm Cottage, Naples, Florida historic landmark

Palm Cottage: A Historic Landmark in Naples, Florida

Deb Architecture, Coastal Doors, Historic Doors, Public Doors 0 Comments

When traveling with my family they aren’t usually too excited to join me on a tour of a historic home or building, at least not without a lot of begging and bargaining on my part. So I was thrilled to be able to see Palm Cottage in Naples, Florida on my own schedule and without owing someone something! Palm Cottage is the oldest remaining …

Old Naples Florida cottage

The Front Door Project Visits: Naples, Florida

Deb Architecture, Coastal Doors, Everyday Doors, The Front Door Project Visits 2 Comments

You all know I’m a New England girl, and likely always will be, but I know I’m not alone when I say I am “so over” winter! Somehow winter seems festive and fresh through the holidays. I can’t wait for that first snowfall. Then I spend January making peace with it and attempting to appreciate the season. By February – …