The Pilgrims grew pumpkins that also looked like this short ribbed beauty. This is a moschata type of squash and was grown for both people and livestock to munch. Moschata pumpkins store well, providing a source of fresh food in winter. ‘Long Island Cheese’ pumpkin dates to the early 1800s and is a coveted pumpkin for pie making due to its nearly stringless flesh.
Once a site for potato fields, the land surrounding this traditional home in eastern Long Island, N.Y., has since been transformed into a meadow with ornamental grasses and yellow flowers. By focusing on native plants, the landscape architects were able to limit harmful irrigation and pesticide use, as well as create a soft country setting.
The U-shape evolved as storage needs increased. It provides a massive expanse of counter and storage space as well as great flexibility. The G-shape is the basic U with another little leg. It is great for a one-cook kitchen and allows the work area to be spread out.
These homeowners wanted their apartment to be unique and glamorous, so designers brought in rich materials such as the luxurious, leather sofas and the gilt and mirror coffee table in the middle of the space. Their favorite feature in the space, though, is the custom installation of multiple pendant lights. Designers found the baubles on Ebay and had them installed as the final, glitzy touch to this fantastic penthouse design.
A five-minute boat ride and the Long Island Sound separate this island sanctuary in Norwalk, Conn. from the hustle and bustle of city living. A private launch from the mainland property makes accessing the compound completely easy.
This bright and cheery sunroom includes sliding doors which open to one of this home's many terraces which enjoy views of the waters of Long Island Sound. On cooler days, the views may be enjoyed with the doors closed and a fire lit in the stone-clad fireplace.
The cottage-inspired kitchen opens up to the dining room and living room, creating a family-friendly space. Hardwood floors ground the rooms, while creamy white cabinets combine with classic neutral countertops.
When designing seating for a small space, it helps to think outside the box — or, in this case, beyond the rectangle. In this condominium kitchen by Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc., the prep/dining island is wider at one end to accommodate diners, and narrower at the other to improve traffic flow.
Commemorating its paper past, the lobby of New York's Paper Factory Hotel showcases a dramatic spiral staircase with a central column sheathed in hundreds of hardcover books, emanating sculptural appeal.
The kitchen in this sleek, transitional California estate features a wide stone island with a waterfall edge, integrated appliances, custom cabinetry and a marble backsplash that extends to the high ceiling. French oak hardwood floors and reclaimed wood beams overhead bring a rustic touch that fits the oceanside setting. The space fully opens to the adjoining hearth room, offering a view to the sea beyond.
A dark wood base on the kitchen island looks rich against the walnut floors and light walls in this transitional kitchen. White marble serves as a stunning countertop and backsplash. Fuzzy white barstools with a black metal base bring a contemporary element to the stylish design.