Aksarben Nouveau

September 24, 2018 · Posted In: Before & After, OmahaHome

This home was purchased with a vision of what it could become, and an appreciation for the promise in its old bones. My clients wanted to move from out west to the up-and-coming Aksarben area. […]

Tip Top Living in Nodo

September 19, 2018 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome, People

It’s an indisputable fact, according to Scott and Sara Baker. Their apartment north of downtown has the best views in the city, bar none.  With their oversized living room windows offering sights of the Omaha […]

If the Glass House Fits

September 12, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Midcentury modern was the look Jon and Jamie Jacobi were going for when they built their 1 ½ story home in The Prairies near 220th and Pacific streets last year. The couple appreciates the resurgent […]

DIY Birdhouses

September 5, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Mark and Leslie Kwasnieski want birdhouses to be properly crafted and well-kept so that every bird can find its own comfortable home.  “When you drive around in the country, a lot of the birdhouses you […]

The Last Breakfast

September 3, 2018 · Posted In: Downtown, Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine

It’s the weekend before the Fourth of July, and The Diner is doing its final breakfast service at the corner of 12th and Harney streets.  Business is brisk, but not frenzied. There’s still a seat […]

The Perfect Lakeside Patio

August 22, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

By the time foundations were laid for the first few houses at the Big Sandy Lake development in 2005, all 85 lakeside lots had been sold. Dean Dougherty was one of the eager buyers. His […]

Wolves at the Door

August 20, 2018 · Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

How can someone armed with an unwieldy and imprecise piece of modern technology, such as a 20-inch electric chainsaw, create woodcarvings so meticulous in detail they look real? It takes a person with the eye […]

Head shot of Sandy Matson

OmahaHome Entryway

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome, People

For me, fall is the embodiment of comfort. I love the warm and cozy feeling of autumn snuggled in between the harsh Midwestern summer and winter.  The first sign of dropping temperature starts to turn […]

Tallgrass Vernacular

August 7, 2018 · Posted In: Home, OmahaHome, People

The day I met Jim Schalles he was busy with a machete. That spring afternoon, we found ourselves in the far corner of City Sprouts’ half-acre lot on the corner of 40th and Franklin streets in […]

The Scent of a Neighborhood

July 31, 2018 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Since 1989, the corner of 108th and Harrison streets has featured an aroma that permeates the air and reminds every passerby that Rotella’s Italian Bakery makes their magic there.  The bakery originally began in 1850 […]