Recent and Featured Live Here Articles

  • How To: Build a Rock Garden

    Follow these fundamentals to make your garden rock.

  • Bathed in Serenity

    Northern Home & Cottage gives you six ideas for creating your own spa retreat.

  • Talking Landscaping With Bob Drost

    Rock-walled infinity pools and natural hot tubs made from slate and boulders—what’s next Bob?

  • No Ordinary Tree House

    Builder Andy Poineau is using his skills to help the Raven Hill Discovery Center.

  • Spring Romp with Your Pooch

    Take a long-awaited spring hike with your dog.

  • Build a Bark House

    Poplar bark shingles are available Up North.

  • A House Made from Clay and Straw. Really.

    In her Crystal Lake home Bonnie Barnes achieved Provencal style and superb structural performance with an updated version of an ancient, sustainable building. technique.

  • Capture Winter's Icy Sparkle

    Cool products put together to create an icy sparkle for winter, including a chandelier, candle holders, decanter and glasses.

  • It's a Platinum

    Home to be featured in Northern Home & Cottage wins a prestigious green award.

  • Renovating? Now It’s Easy to Be Green

    The U.S. Green Building Council wants to help make your next remodel green.

  • Up On the Roof

    Super Green Idea: A rooftop greenhouse to grow plants and help heat your home.

  • Our Lighthouses Get Some Love

    Eight lighthouses throughout Michigan will share over $215,800 brought in by the Save Our Lights license plate program.

  • Danny Forster’s Cool, Green House

    Danny Forster, the host of Discovery Channel’s 2007 show, Build It Bigger, walks us through his first solo architectural project—an exciting, innovative, green home in Omena, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

  • The Healing House In Leelanau County

    Color, simplicity and healing mark Molly Phinny’s new Leelanau County home, just outside of Traverse City.

  • A Cottage Full of Color

    A look inside the restored 1904 Harbor Springs home of lumber baron E.G. Carey, now a colorful vacation home.

  • Resources For: Norwegian Folk

    A list of the professionals who contributed to a house featuring Norwegian folk design including a contractor, plumber, painter, cabinet supplier and window supplier.

  • Lilies of Her Field

    Profile of Di Rau’s Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm, where every kind of lilly thrives.

  • Resources For: Lilies of Her Field

    List of suppliers who contributed to a garden on the Betsie River.

  • The Up North Game Room

    Game rooms with an Up North rustic flare.

  • The Next Cool Place

    A look at the real estate finds to be had in Elberta.