A New Take on Brocade

by DIY Maven

A New Take on Brocade

Webster’s definition of brocade is ‘a rich oriental silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver’, which might be perfect for Victorian England but–let’s face it–this is the 21st century. Enter Brocade Home, a collection of furnishings and decorative items that would have Jane Erye running to the attic. You might say it’s an amalgamation of Victorian and shabby chic with a bit of modern thrown in just so we don’t forget this is not our...

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VANDALIZED: The Mary Tyler Moore House

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VANDALIZED: The Mary Tyler Moore House

On March 3rd, 24-year-old Brandon Wickesberg broke into The Mary Tyler Moore house, just days after my post announcing that it had gone up for sale. Brandon, are you a fellow Curblier? Anyway, Mr. Wickesberg, on a drunken dare, managed to enter the house and damage three doors, resulting in 1,850 bucks worth of repairs. He was charged this week with criminal damage to property. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, police "found Wickesberg...

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FOR SALE: The Mary Tyler Moore House

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FOR SALE: The Mary Tyler Moore House

The fictional home of Mary Richards is for sale. Located at 2104 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, the eight bedroom, nearly 10,000 square feet Queen Anne Victorian has undergone significant renovation over the past few years, which as culminated into a significant asking price: $3,620,000. According to the listing agents, this price is not unreasonable considering its location and the fact that the home is an icon of sorts.

Believe me, this is not a...

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