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The Ridgeway-Vian Milton S. Hershey Student Home

Photo of Ridgeway BuildingOur Hershey Brownstone office is located in the original Ridgeway-Vian Milton Hershey Student Home. It gives us a unique perspective of Hershey past and present, especially when a visitor pops in and asks to look around the office. Many remember when the building was a student home. A few have even shared stories of when they lived here. Naturally, the building has been redesigned for office space, but the original structure and enduring history remain.

The photo to the left is how the building appeared prior to renovations.

Welcome to our Newly Constructed Website!

the word website being constructed with a craneWe've constructed a new website! If you’ve visited brwnstone.com in the past, you’ll notice we’ve done some remodeling. If this is your first time here, we’re happy to have you as our guest and hope you’ll come back again. Settle in, look around. We’ve added a lot of new bells and whistles.

White Ice, Harvest Gold, and Magic 8-Balls

magic eight ballAccording to a recent blog article by Deirdre Sullivan at House Logic, ‘white ice’ has replaced ‘stainless’ as the new coveted finish for kitchen appliances. I’m partial to white, especially when blended with elegant silver accents as Whirlpool has done, so I’m happy to embrace the trend. Perfect timing too, as I’d love to remodel my kitchen within the next 2-3 years. The new line also promises to be easier to clean, a wonderful plus given the heavy use refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers endure.

It did, however, make me think of some of the color schemes that were popular in years and decades past. Do you remember:

It was 1988

tape measure. . . when I bought my first house. Big hair bands ruled the airwaves, neon jelly bracelets and leg warmers where essential fashion accessories for women and gas was a whopping .91 per gallon.

I was starting a new job in administration for a real estate company after eight years in property management, and was becoming a first-time homeowner almost simultaneously.