This is pretty exciting. The folks at Choderwood have offered a one night stay to a reader!  I visited the property earlier this summer and could not believe that this place exists just up the road from Lawrenceville, in Highland Park. It’s one of just two residential homes on our rivers, and it’s ended up in great hands. Next door is a second river home. Both were built in 1905 by the Army Corps of Engineers and were used for their employees to live in while they worked. Jody & Steve Choder bought the property in 2001 and have turned it into an amazing *river retreat art garden* within the city limits. They have guest rooms in the main house as well as two docked house boats on the water where guests can stay. Enjoy the pictures and if you’d like to have a chance at winning a night’s stay on one of the boats, leave a comment here! A winner will be picked at random on August 21. To view info on renting, go to Air BnB.

Photos – Kelly Carter



This 1910 home and storefront in Central Lawrenceville is for sale via Coldwell Banker agent Sandy DeTemple.  The seller/owner purchased it in 2005 when it housed two section-8 apartments.  The storefront was boarded up.  The building has been the home of Trinity Gallery for several years.  It’s sad that the neighborhood will be losing the gallery, but the owners are starting a new life adventure outside of the city.  The commercial space has a large gallery with small kitchen + additional rooms.  The living spaces including kitchen are on the 2nd floor, with bedrooms on the 3rd.  There’s a photographer’s darkroom in the basement and an attached garage.  It’s a large building with lots of potential for someone looking to live and work in the same space.  The full listing can be found here.

Benjamin Moore “raincoat yellow”