George Haecker

George Haecker’s Design for Living

April 25, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Don’t look for ostentatious displays in the work of award-winning Omaha architect George Haecker. He’s a form-follows-function man, whether designing residential, commercial, or civic projects. Above all, his organic approach tries “to avoid cliches,” he […]

Swanson Towers

Fast-Forward from Retro to Modern

Posted In: Before & After, OmahaHome

Downsizing from 4,000 to 1,000 square feet is no easy task. With our clients transitioning into a one-bedroom condo at Swanson Towers in Omaha, we took a hard look at the space. The condo was […]

Hand-pollination

Hand-Pollinated Tomatoes

Posted In: OmahaHome

Why wait for the bees? Hand-pollination can help home gardeners take their tomato harvests to the next level with crossbred varieties and bountiful yields.    John Porter, Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator at the University of […]

Katie and Craig LeDoux

Field Club Home Embodies Owners Passion for Art

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Although Katie and Craig LeDoux have lived in their Field Club neighborhood home for only a year, the house already contains more than one lifetime of memories. Built in 1910 in the American Foursquare style, […]

Chris and Elizabeth Gamm

Elizabeth Gamm’s Brady Bunch Dilemma

Posted In: OmahaHome

It’s fitting, though unintentional, that Elizabeth Gamm’s description of her home pre-renovation—“Wallpaper, wallpaper, wallpaper!”—evokes the archetypal line “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” from The Brady Bunch. The ranch-style home was built in 1973, and when Chris and […]

Gibraltar Council Bluffs

Gibraltar: The Rock of Council Bluffs

Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Gordon Hitchcock is a self-proclaimed “old house geek,” and has been since childhood. “I subscribed to This Old House magazine when I was 13,” he admits. So, in 2013, when he went looking for an […]

Saltwater aquarium

The Sloans’ Thriving Reef

Posted In: Home Improvement, OmahaHome

Drive past the Sloan residence in Elkhorn and—if your eyes catch a glimpse of the front window, especially in the evening hours—there is a good chance you’ll slow your vehicle or feel compelled to stop […]

Sean Suiter

The Art of Sitting

Posted In: OmahaHome

Sean Suiter wants you to look at his handmade chairs. Study them. Sit in them. What do you see? You’re exactly right if you think you’re looking at something extraordinary. Suiter’s chairs, some made of […]

Tyler Lemke

From the Editor: Tyler Lemke In Memoriam

April 23, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Long before becoming Omaha Magazine’s vice president of operations and chief operations officer, Tyler Lemke started working at Our City magazine in 1989 with brother/publisher Todd Lemke while still in college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Papillion […]

Omaha mountain bike trails

Local Mountain Biking: Single-Track Trails in Omaha

April 22, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Places

The Omaha metro is home to many excellent mountain bike trails. Whether you’re a beginner or veteran of single-track traces, there’s something for all experience levels. Grab your helmet and don’t forget to B.Y.O.B (bring […]