Northern Discount Blinds of North Conway offers latest in window treatments

CONWAY — In the past 50 years, window fashions have evolved.

Gone are the days where window treatments were simply blinds and curtains. Now, we have motorized shutters, energy-saving options — even hypoallergenic applications.
And staying on top of these current trends is Northern Discount Blinds, owned and operated by Chris Poor of North Conway.
Since its founding in 1998, Northern has stayed true to its philosophy of "keeping the consumer happy."
Locally owned and operated, it is recognized as one of the Northeast's leading authorities on textiles, interior design and window treatments/fashions.

Beautiful log home offers panoramic views

Enjoy the north country at its finest in this gorgeous log home set on 20 acres located at 1492 Brownfield Road in Conway.

Set well back from a quiet country road, you can sit on the farmer's porch, and enjoy peaceful mountain views across the fields.

The main level has hardwood and tile floors throughout. The living room is open and expansive with cathedral ceiling, a huge fieldstone fireplace, and exposed beams. Beautiful wood stairs lead to a loft above.

Off the living room, a 14 foot by 24 foot country kitchen features a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, large kitchen island, substantial counter space, and a full compliment of cabinets including a wine rack. The dining area is open to the kitchen with access to the farmers porch through a set of sliding doors.

The master bedroom is conveniently located on the main level, and has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Hardwood floors, two closets, ceiling fan and bay window make for a very comfortable master bedroom. Two more large bedrooms in the lower level share a ¾ bath.

The two-car attached garage has automatic door openers, and lots of storage space above. The heating is forced hot water in a multi-zone system, fueled with oil.

Antonella Bliss of Coldwell Banker Wright Realty in Conway is the listing broker for the home, which is priced at $334,900. The mls number is 4505511. She can be reached directly at (603) 986-6886, in the office at (603) 447-2117 Ext. 313 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Jason Robie: Picture priorities

By Jason Robie

While swaying comfortably in the tired porch swing, the salt-tinged breeze sweeping across the dunes, I couldn't help but think: "I should be writing my real estate article for the Sun!"

One of my favorite books of all time is "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury. It's not so much that the story itself was that compelling, more-so his way of telling it. If you have ever read Bradbury, you are familiar with his unique and visual way of telling a story. I have not read his other works, those more in the sci-fi genre, but I'm guessing they are written in the same detailed way.

The same can be said of Stephen King. Although being a bit of a scaredy-cat, I've only read his non-horror works like The "Green Mile." When I saw the movie after having finished the book, it was like watching a detailed version of what I had just read. Obviously that is (or should be) the goal of a screenplay (adapted from a novel), but 'tis not always the case. The same is true of real estate sales and the entire process of "selling" your property.

Jason Robie: Post-gobbler ghouls

By Jason Robie

You made it. Congratulations. You survived Thanksgiving and, if you're anything like me, you're anxious to get out and rake some leaves (or do something) to make up for that last piece of pumpkin pie you jammed in your pie-hole. Here's hoping you weren't silly enough to actually go out and shop on Friday. Now that we've put the first of the "big 2" in the books, I want to circle around once more and talk about something scary. No, this isn't "the chubby kid coming to your door and grabbing a fistful of your Halloween Snickers" scary. This is "your home is in need of some love and the buyers just passed on it" scary. Let's dig in.

Having recently gone through the process of buying a home, I can attest to many of these first-hand. I think you'll find that there's a common theme among all of them. At the end of the day, buyers don't want to deal with your lack of home maintenance. It's really as simple as that. Get your house in order before you throw a sign on the front lawn. Let's cover a few of the basics in that process.