Welcome to House Love! We are three DIY websites in one place.
Come see what we did to a grand Victorian — a 4500 square foot Baltimore brownstone that was a wreck after a notorious fraternity abandoned it. We worked on it from 2000 until 2015. THIS OLD HOUSE magazine featured our work in 2008. The House Love site shows you all the before and afters, and offers tons of great advice and ideas for inspiration.
In 2015, we bought the historic Good Contrivance Farm, in the rolling hills of northern Maryland. The farm house hadn’t been touched since 1959 and the land had gone fairly wild. The Good Contrivance site shows you the work we’re doing to restore the farm and our many projects, and introduces you to the Good Contrivance mission, which includes public programs.