This garden complements the 18th-century house in Maryland known variously as the McHard, Meeteer or Frisby House. Two bronze cranes overlook the pond. The owners see this landscape as “a constant work in progress; its happy fate is never to be finished.”

Maryland's homes, gardens celebrate heritage

Now in its 77th year, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage offers a look inside some of the state's most noteworthy properties.

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 Leslie Vincen and Dan Wintermantel in the living room of their Mexican War Streets home.

Renovation Inspiration Contest: A former candy factory in the Mexican War Streets is turned into a light-blessed home

The abandoned candy factory next door to Dan Wintermantel and Leslie Vincen's house both tempted the couple and drove them crazy.

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 The LEED silver-rated Cardinal Wuerl High School nearing the end of its construction in Cranberry employs repurposed oak from old barns as wall coverings.

Cardinal Wuerl High School a thoroughly modern — and green — cathedral of learning

The new school teaches lessons in sustainability while honoring its Troy Hill predecessor.

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 This two-story, three-bedroom home in Elizabeth Borough is on the market for $109,000.

Buying Here: Elizabeth Borough

Shingle-style house in Elizabeth Borough boasts old-house charm, a retro stove and friendly neighbors.

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 Exterior of the Howard Hanna office on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon.

Renovation Inspiration contest: Real estate company rejuvenates Mt. Lebanon office building

Howard Hanna takes the hard road, saves old medical building on prime real estate in Mt. Lebanon.

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 The shower area in Mary Shaw and Roy Weil's Squirrel Hill home.  The couple turned their master bath into a wet room that will accommodate them as they age.  The vanity floats above the floor as does the unique glass divider for the shower.

Renovation Inspiration contest: 'Wet room' bath renovation allows couple to age in place and in style

A Squirrel Hill couple wins Renovation Inspiration Contest with "wet room" bath that is ADA-compliant and mid-century modern in style.

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 15 Valley Lane in Leetsdale

Buying Here: Leetsdale

1920s Tudor in Leetsdale boasts a true great room, stone fireplaces, 22 species of wood and a hidden speakeasy in the basement.

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 Bernadette and Chuck Gerbe's open living area of their renovated storefront/home in Lawrenceville.

Renovation Inspiration contest: Couple trade suburban life for that of artistic urbanites

Bernadette Gerbe is a glass artist who has fashioned a new life for herself and her husband, Chuck, in an old storefront in Lawrenceville.

2 weeks ago

 This five-bedroom Colonial in Moon saves homeowners money on energy bills with its geothermal heating and solar panels.

Buying Here: Moon

This house in Moon boasts geothermal heating/cooling and solar array that cuts energy bills ... and even pays you back.

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 The hallway of Schaeffer School in Crafton Heights.

Buying Here: West End schools

A single-family home with 11 parking spaces and a gymnasium? No, it's not a mansion. It's the former Schaeffer School.

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 The exterior of the home. Decorative half-timbering at the top, painted red, is one the distinctive features of Stick-style homes.

Renovation Inspiration contest: Beaver couple restores home with modern cladding that stays true to its past

Mary Anne and Andy Ruskin find the right low-maintenance way to keep the look of their 1863 Victorian house.

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 The showroom features dark-stained hardwood floors with tall baseboards. The high ceilings are trimmed in distinctive crown molding and a tray ceiling with recessed lighting.

Buying Here: Sharpsburg

Commercial property on Main Street in Sharpsburg boasts newly renovated storefront and two-bedroom apartment upstairs.

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