398 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Carriage House Lane- The Story Begins

My favorite street in Saratoga has always been Carriage House Lane. When we lived at “Grey Gables” at 14 Clement Avenue and later in the big red barn at 53 Greenfield Avenue, I used to walk my dogs down Carriage … Continue reading

Because it was clean… Presenting our living room!

 Lately, I rarely post pictures of my own house. This is mostly because: a. I own a home accessories store and I am constantly staging and merchandizing there, so my own home gets neglected because that is the last thing … Continue reading

Big Red- Part 2 (Interior)

Well, the Big Red Barn has sold. It had a good run- perhaps the best times when we used it for big barn parties, like to celebrate my engagement to Josh, before it was renovated. There was plenty of heartache … Continue reading

Big Red- Part 1 (Exterior)

As some of you may know, my mom and my step-dad have been renovating a beautiful, HUGE (it was nearly 12,000 square feet at one point), old carriage house near North Broadway. As of this August, it was finally completed, … Continue reading

Family Room Reno: From Stinky Mudroom to Sunny Sanctuary

When we bought Yellow House (that’s what we’ll call the new place from now on to identify it), it had a dark, closed- off kitchen and an even darker “mudroom” (I guess that’s what you’d call it- it was a … Continue reading

Master Bath: Before & After

Like our Little Carriage House that Could on Regent Street, our new house needed a complete renovation. It had good bones (well, it’s a little arthritic here and there- the floors are pretty crooked) but needed a ton of cosmetic … Continue reading

Carriage House Reno- Saratoga Springs

The Hanson/ Dick family are no strangers to renovations. They’ve renovated at least 2 homes in Saratoga and a camp in Schroon Lake. Their latest renovation, on Fifth Ave., was beautifully done. They built a comfortable kitchen/ family room addition, … Continue reading

Silverwood Saratoga: Before & After

As some of you in Saratoga know, the old Boyce & Drake on Caroline St. went through a bit of a makeover last May. Our gallery, Silverwood, opened a Saratoga location there in June. We didn’t do a whole lot … Continue reading

The Grand “Foyer” and Staircase

As I’ve mentioned, our little carriage house was quite tiny. It had two exterior doors (one from the front of the house, one from the side yard) that opened onto a small living room/ dining room/ kitchen area. My step-dad, … Continue reading

Bath Renovations

The little Carriage House that Could miraculously had TWO bathrooms in its sprawling 1,000 square feet (well, one and a half before we got to it). Off the downstairs bedroom there was a full bath and upstairs, off the “master”, … Continue reading

Before and After Time!

If you are anything like me, you LOVE a good “before and after” showcase. I mean, what’s House Hunters (oh, I love me some good HGTV) without a glimpse of the family all moved into their new abode? It may … Continue reading