At Home in Central Illinois

Relaxing retreat

Homeowners change the look of their house with a wraparound porch

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

House of the Week house plan

This striking home, Plan HMAFAPW00714, by Homeplans.com, offers tremendous curb appeal.

Photos:AP

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Prairie-style house on the prairie

An Arthur home is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's designs.

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Heather Coit

Gilliland garden

Kay Gilliland's Savoy garden is filled with perennials and decorative items.

Story:Robin Scholz

Photos:Robin Scholz

Grove Garden

Noel and Patti Grove of St. Joseph have created a backyard haven that includes native wildflowers and a water feature bubbling on the patio.

Story:Vanda Bidwell

Photos:Vanda Bidwell

The New Orleans look

A trip to New Orleans inspired the design of Sandy and Rex Bradfield's garden.

Story:Sarah Lohman

Photos:Robert K. O'Daniell

A barn, a home

A barn and a home filled with history and surprises.

Story:Travis Bean

Photos:Robin Scholz

From science to art

A local artist challenges the very idea of landscape painting

Story:Travis Bean

Photos:Robert K. O'Daniell

Healthy options

A focus on eating more healthfully

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz

Extending the growing season

With passive solar hoops, it's possible to grow fresh vegetables even in winter

Story:Jodi Heckel

Photos:Robin Scholz