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The S&S Lodge

Scott Pauley’s “detached garage” is enviable. It is more than 2,800 square feet of lodge comfort and working space, filled with all the amenities to make work, hobby and family life easier. Pauley designed the shed on a piece of yellow…

On Hulen Lake

From the street, Mark and Lotta Timberlake’s home has the feel of the other homes on Hulen Lake. Built in the ‘60s, it’s a walkout ranch with five bedrooms and three baths — bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. They scored it…

In Good Company

Photos by Notley Hawkins This expansive contemporary home was built in 2012 and features over 6,300 square feet of modern charm and keen attention to detail. From the 2.11 acre lot and 10-foot ceilings, to the stunning kitchen and…

Just Ask Joe

Mulling over a kitchen remodel? Unsure how to begin? KraftWerks’ owner Joe Coke has remodeled dozens of kitchens in Columbia. Here he offers advice to kickstart your project. ADDING SPACE The first question I usually get is, “Can we…

Trail Time

What is trail running? For me, if the surface is not paved, I’m trail running. Rocky, narrow singletrack through the forest, a grassy mowed path through the prairie or a crushed limestone bike trail along the Missouri River all add to the…

Beyond the Eclipse

It was hailed as "possibly the most impressive 2 and a half minutes of your life." Do you think the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 lived up to all the hype? Dr. Angela Speck, professor of astrophysics and director of astronomy,…

The Power of Curiosity

Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Jeffrey Ferguson, a doctor of anthropology at the University of Missouri, could say the same, although the pottery he creates in his backyard studio…

Deck Redux

A distant howl pierces through the darkness. Christi peaks her head out of the sliding door in the kitchen to call for the family dog, Pepper. The night falls silent. Concerned that Pepper has found herself following her nose into a…

Lights Out

Columbia area residents are fortunate to be smack-dab in the middle of the path of totality, in which the moon blots out the sun totally, turning day into night. The eclipse will begin around 11:45 a.m., reaching totality around 1:12 p.m.…

Garden Survival Guide

Sure, they may be off to a great start, but for some veggies, the plant’s work is really just beginning. Here are some hints to make sure you have some of the biggest and the most delicious vegetables in Boone County: Tomatoes: It takes…

Just Ask Joe

First I like to find out what the homeowner’s vision is. I like to get a starting point and then work towards what they can afford and what the space will allow. You can upgrade the whole room with fresh colors, a new countertop, mirror…

River Revival

Photos by L.G. Patterson They say the story of a house is also the story of the man who lives there. If we run with that metaphor, then the story of Matt Williams’ adventure in housing reads more like a three-part odyssey of…

A Royal Residence

Photos by L.G. Patterson Fate was at work when Ron Onwezen was pulled over for driving just a hair too fast on Hwy 163 while out enjoying a morning cruise. It was there, with an idle moment to spare, that he noticed the parcel of land…

Spring Landscaping 101

Pack up your parkas and grab your gardening gloves: Mid-Missouri springs may not be all sunshine and beautiful days, but the darkest depths of winter have finally passed and springtime landscaping might be possible at last. If you’re…

Venture Out

As the weather gets warmer, it’s safe to say we all anticipate entertaining outdoors. No matter what type of space you have, it’s easy to turn any backyard into an ideal place to entertain. We’ve gathered some tips on getting your space…

Going Green

There are several ways you can be more environmentally aware other than just by recycling. While this is a helpful and easy way to be more eco-friendly, there might be other things around the house to help you go green this year. Check out…