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Living with Midtown Montgomery Living

Living with Midtown Montgomery Living

By on 21 July, 2014 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We don’t do a whole lot of “meta” posts here at MML. Talking about the blog in the abstract is never as interesting as just working on producing interesting content and posting it. If the posts are well written (and somewhat decently circulated), people will comment and/or share the posts and things will just take […]

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I Believe in Hilda Dent

I Believe in Hilda Dent

A few months ago, we wrote about our adventure going before the Architectural Review Board. We were seeking permission to renovate our sunroom. The room almost certainly was once open to the elements — or perhaps screened in — and once featured a rear-facing door (long since bricked in to make a nice bookcase). At some […]

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Just a Coat of Paint

By on 18 April, 2012 in DIY with 3 Comments

We bought this circa-1938 Cloverdale-Idlewild cottage ten years ago despite the dated kitchen. We never fixed the kitchen. Everything worked well in there and I just got used to it. I’d stopped “seeing” the kitchen. Yes, for ten years. It is kind of a galley. One side is original, beautiful white tile counter top with […]

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What Improvements Add Value to Your Midtown Montgomery Home?

What Improvements Add Value to Your Midtown Montgomery Home?

By on 28 October, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

I am asked almost weekly what improvements add value to homes in our Midtown Montgomery neighborhoods. Unfortunately, my answer often sounds something like, “How long is a piece of string?” No such thing as a simple answer Simply put, there is no simple answer to the question. First, the value of your home — or […]

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What Should I Do to Get My Midtown Home Ready for Sale?

What Should I Do to Get My Midtown Home Ready for Sale?

By on 12 October, 2011 in Real Estate, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

That’s a question we hear all the time here at the Hat Team. And unfortunately, the answer we must give today — the one sellers-to-be really don’t want to hear — is everything! Thirty years ago when I entered the real estate profession, most Midtown homebuyers were couples. And it was not at all unusual […]

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Know Your Counter Tops – Going Green in the Kitchen

Know Your Counter Tops – Going Green in the Kitchen

By on 14 September, 2011 in DIY, Heather Coleman with 1 Comment

Over the last couple of months, we have selected and purchased cabinets and floors for our kitchen remodel. Because of our busy schedules, we finally decided this month to hire a contractor to help with some logistics, so we are currently in the process of interviewing contractors. The last hurdle before we start the remodel […]

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New Legislation Protects Governor’s Mansion

New Legislation Protects Governor’s Mansion

The Alabama and Montgomery especially historic preservation and museum community scored a huge accomplishment in the 2011 Legislative session with House Bill 437. The First Lady Dianne Bentley Governor’s Mansion Preservation Act was introduced by Rep. Jeremy Oden of Eva and Mrs. Bentley’s support was instrumental in the passage of the bill, working closely with […]

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Life Beyond Cars

Life Beyond Cars

Do you bicycle? Do you wish you did? Even if bicycling isn’t for you, it’s possible that you just think that cities are nicer to live in when they contain bike lanes. Oh, and pedestrians need a place to walk also. We own one bike between the two of us and pretty much never ride […]

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Our First Audition

Our First Audition

By on 24 June, 2011 in Art, Greg Thornton with 1 Comment

Men wrongly lament the flight of time, blaming it for being too swift; they do not perceive that its passage is sufficiently long, but a good memory, which nature has given to us, causes things long past to seem present. – LEONARDO DA VINCI, Thoughts on Art and Life Among the finer things about a […]

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Montgomery Tudor Revival – Our English Roots

Montgomery Tudor Revival – Our English Roots

No influence was more broadly felt, nor more expertly executed, in Montgomery than that of the Tudor Revival. These houses draw their inspiration from English domestic architecture of Medieval times. Calling the style Tudor brings to mind the Tudors and their larger-than-life personalities, giving the style a romantic and memorable name. In the United States, […]

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