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The Evolution of the Living Room and Family Room

Old time parlor decorated with vintage furniture and draperiesMany homes today have a formal living room and a family room, the latter an informal setting for leisure activities such as enjoying a TV program with family and friends. Spin back the centuries and today’s formal living room is much like yesteryear’s parlor.

Join us at Kendale Oaks for the Parade of Homes

front of wellington ranch model home in Kendale OaksWe’re delighted to once again be participating in the annual Parade of Homes. This free event is open to the public beginning September 26th through October 4th. Tour hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 noon to 7:00 PM; Monday through Friday 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The autumn weather is perfect for touring a diverse selection of beautifully decorated homes on the East and West Shores. We’re proud to showcase our custom home community, Kendale Oaks, tucked among the rolling hills of Lower Paxton Township.

Seeing is Believing

From of home displayed in a You Tube videoThey say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, then a video must be worth even more. We’ve become a society that loves video clips—short, long, funny, serious—take your pick. It’s easy to hop over to YouTube and catch a vid any time of day or night on any mobile device. Naturally, that opens an entirely new avenue of sharing on a plethora of subjects. Yes, even homes.

No, we couldn’t resist…

A Fundraiser for a Special Little Girl

cute little baby girl in pink, Addison Mae JacobsIllness is a terrible thing, but when it strikes the very young it’s heartbreaking. Brownstone Real Estate would like to spread the word about a fundraiser dinner taking place to help little Addison Mae Jacobs. This beautiful little girl is the daughter of our agent, Amanda Jacobs.

Addison Mae has been diagnosed with Jeune Syndrome, an extremely rare skeletal disorder which mainly effects the growth of her ribs. Because of her chest distortion, this has caused numerous medical difficulties resulting in a failure to thrive condition. At 7 1/2 months old, she weighs less than 10 pounds and faces several major surgeries in the near future.