Fairytale-like Gingerbread House hits the market for $2.2M

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If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale-like haven, prepare to fall in love with this charming estate that’s just hit the market in Massachusetts. Set on nearly four acres in the town of Tyringham in the Berkshires, Santarella includes four structures modeled after rural British architecture with charming features like timber-clad silos, oversized thatching, and lush landscaped gardens.

Henry Hudson Kitson, an English sculptor known for his various Civil War memorials previously… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



EU approves complete ban on bee-killing insecticides

In a monumental decision that has been years in the making, all member nations of the European Union have approved the total ban of neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticide in the world and well-documented danger to bees and other pollinators. The ban is expected to begin by the end of this year, though the use of the insecticide will still be allowed in greenhouses. The rapidly declining population of pollinator species in recent years has in part been due to the widespread use of harmful… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building