A Look at the Fire Street Lofts and The Emporium (AKA City People Home Tour 2017, Part Three)

Today we’ll take a final look at a rainy, but successful City People Home Tour. While we each probably had our favorites along the way, the homes this year seemed, to Urban Woman and myself to be attractive, interesting spaces. We thought the tour was a particularly strong one and we’ll look forward to next […]

Give a Piece of Knoxville Music History For Christmas: Arthur Q. Smith Honored

I’m sure more than a few of you are looking for that perfect, last minute Christmas gift. I’m also sure many of you love Knoxville as much as I do and like to support local writers and musicians, as well as honoring the history of our beloved city. Well, there’s a way you can do […]

ETCDC Home Tour 2016 Highlights Outdoor Spaces

As I noted last week, the East Tennessee Community Design Center hosted a home tour which included a wide range of home styles, sizes and floor plans. The unifying theme of this year’s tour was outdoor space. It’s something I’ve talked about on this site before and it’s potentially an important feature in an urban […]

Tour Downtown Homes at the Urban Home and Garden Tour

I can’t remember the year my wife and I first attended a tour of downtown homes. It must have been sometime in the early 2000’s. We were struck with the range of residences, from traditional to modern, from large buildings to small and from main corridors to hidden side streets and alleyways. Some of them, […]