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Carla Westerman

  • A Francophile’s Dream Kitchen in Chester County

    How chef and food blogger Sue Walter transformed her workspace. Moving isn’t easy—and leaving behind a recently renovated custom kitchen can make it even more difficult. “There were tears because […]
  • Plein Air Artist Jacalyn Beam Uncovers Unexpected Beauty

    Many visitors are drawn to this area by the beauty and historic character of its landscape. But for those of us living here, it’s easy to rush through the seasons […]
  • Hillbrook Collections Creates One-of-a-Kind Garden Sheds

    The artistic eye helps us to see everyday things in a new way—and that’s just what Alison Carabasi has done with storage sheds for the backyard. “I call them garden […]
  • Throughout Chester County, Acupuncture Helps Treat Pet Pain

    A centuries-old Chinese medical treatment is gaining a loyal following among some Chester County horse and pet owners. New Bolton equine field vet Dr. Meagan Smith has been using acupuncture […]
  • This Chester County Couple Collects Faces of the Past

    It all began with “The Admiral.” Sarah and Allen Burke were browsing at an antiques show when they were drawn to a portrait of a handsome naval officer wearing a […]
  • Modernizing an 18th Century Farmhouse

    It doesn’t happen often. But when a custom home- building project is completed before deadline, it’s the sweet spot for both the builder and client. Ted Trethewey, who specializes in […]
  • Chester County’s Battlefield Farm Combines English and American Holiday Traditions

    Quaker simplicity and English traditions provide a welcoming ambiance for holiday visitors to the Chester County farmhouse known as Battlefield Farm. The historic stone house—so peaceful now—overlooks the site where […]
  • Surprising Finds Around Unionville

    The village of Unionville is well known to foxhunters heading toward Cheshire hunt country. Just three miles north of Kennett Square, its downtown has retained its 19th-century ambience.  This Chester […]
  • Hillandale Farm Provides an Oasis for Empty Nesters

    When a real estate listing for a historic home in Chadds Ford caught his eye, Greg Williams didn’t waste time. The next day he drove out from Wilmington at lunchtime […]
  • The Rebirth of the Delaware Art Museum

    Delaware Art Museum marked its centennial in 2012, with much to be proud of in its past but a deep uncertainty about the future. Clouding the celebratory mood was a […]