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Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Posted on 11/17/2019
Things You Can Do with the Blank Walls in Your Home
Photo by: Allie Smith via Unsplash During home decoration, it is natural to have one or more blank walls that leave you asking yourself: "What am I going to do with that?" You may get frustrated, but don't worry, you are not alone — barren walls are likely driving other homeowners crazy, too. What’s the solution? A fresh...
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Video Tour  - 1900 Flora Marie Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Posted on 11/14/2019
Video Tour - 1900 Flora Marie Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
This stunning 5+ acre parcel overlooking Eastside road in the Russian River Basin comes with views, views and views. This amazing property is the epitome of the Healdsburg elegant country lifestyle known by its many organic design elements. Recently rebuilt and remodeled, this 3,909 sf house boasts three ensuite bedrooms and a half bath. Stunning large kitchen leads to several in and outdoor dining areas complimented by three massive fireplaces. An 840 sq. ft. charming cottage with great privacy. Extensive grounds with stunning lawns and an exquisite flower/vegetable garden designed for all seasons. The custom designed pool is truly an...
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1900 Flora Marie Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/14/2019
1900 Flora Marie Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448 is now new to the market!
This stunning 5+ acre parcel overlooking Eastside road in the Russian River Basin comes with views, views and views. This amazing property is the epitome of the Healdsburg elegant country lifestyle known by its many organic design elements. Recently rebuilt and remodeled, this 3,909 sf house boasts three ensuite bedrooms and a half bath. Stunning large kitchen leads to several in and outdoor dining areas complimented by three massive fireplaces. An 840 sq. ft. charming cottage with great privacy. Extensive grounds with stunning lawns and an exquisite flower/vegetable garden designed for all seasons. The custom designed pool is truly an...
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Use Bench Footing to Gain Living Space
Posted on 11/10/2019
Use Bench Footing to Gain Living Space
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Landscape Lighting for Luxury Homes
Posted on 11/03/2019
Landscape Lighting for Luxury Homes
Photo by Muffin from Pexels When you have a luxury home with impressive architectural features and landscaping, don’t let nighttime prevent you from showing it off. Landscape lighting provides a convenient way to draw attention to certain features of your home and yard when it’s dark out. This type of lighting can improve your home’s curb appeal while...
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Want A Smart Home? Here's How To Use Alexa For An Efficient Life
Posted on 10/27/2019
Want A Smart Home? Here's How To Use Alexa For An Efficient Life
AI (artificial intelligence) is moving in on the homefront. And at the head of the pack is Amazon’s Echo with its assistant, Alexa. Echo comes in 3 options: a minimal hockey-puck-shaped device, a sleek tube in fashionable shades that make it a natural addition to your home decor, and a square-shaped device with a video screen, camera and mic...
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Video Tour  - 1799 Foxridge Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
Posted on 10/24/2019
Video Tour - 1799 Foxridge Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
Nestled between the vineyard club neighborhood of Geyserville and Valley view ranch Neighborhood. This charming pentagon home is the perfect romantic, cozy, Creekside getaway with 4 bedrooms and 3 bath. the serene house is surrounded by 2000 sq. ft. of IPE wood decking with an outdoor hearth. The property sits on 25 acres of changing landscape; from trails to the creek, to the petanque court and dog run. The central part of the house is a great room spanning 2 stories. The life of the home is centered about the circular wood-burning hearth with open living/social areas surrounded by windows; and a master suite in the loft. Some of the 70's...
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1799 Foxridge Road, Geyserville, CA 95441 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/24/2019
1799 Foxridge Road, Geyserville, CA 95441 is now new to the market!
Nestled between the vineyard club neighborhood of Geyserville and Valley view ranch Neighborhood. This charming pentagon home is the perfect romantic, cozy, Creekside getaway with 4 bedrooms and 3 bath. the serene house is surrounded by 2000 sq. ft. of IPE wood decking with an outdoor hearth. The property sits on 25 acres of changing landscape; from trails to the creek, to the petanque court and dog run. The central part of the house is a great room spanning 2 stories. The life of the home is centered about the circular wood-burning hearth with open living/social areas surrounded by windows; and a master suite in the loft. Some of the 70's...
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Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Posted on 10/20/2019
Why It's Worth Your Time to Upgrade Your Residence's Curb Appeal
Bolstering your house's curb appeal is paramount if you want to achieve the best-possible results during the property selling journey. In fact, there are many reasons why you may want to dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's curb appeal, and these include: 1. You can differentiate your home from the competition. Your home only gets one chance...
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To Improve Your Home, or Not to Improve
Posted on 10/13/2019
To Improve Your Home, or Not to Improve
Photo by Christian Heitz via PexelsWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you the lowdown...
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