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Modern style and a barn look mix in a most unusual Sonoma County home There’s something magical about a barn,” says Eric Haesloop, design principal for this project and withTurnbull Griffin Haesloop architects. Indeed, there is something mystical about this family retreat the firm created in the...
QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." --Thomas A. Edison, American inventor and businessman INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... In the housing market, we all keep trying and we certainly are succeeding, ...
Embrace the bones, and 11 other design tips from a reborn summer camp in the woods of Wisconsin Tereasa Surratt and husband David Hernandez bought a decrepit summer camp from a group of expatriate Latvian priests. The next step was to spruce the place up. Surratt, the designer behind Tereasa Sty...
Tired of the same old boxy kitchen island? Look to the past for a functional piece with timeless personality Do you want your kitchen to be truly unique? Then consider going vintage with your island. The possibilities range from rustic to finely detailed. Here are a few of my favorites.   Debra ...
1. Gravel. Loose stones come in different sizes and colors, make the least expensive surface, and allow water to drain into the soil. Water runoff, traffic, and plowing will move it around, so it may need annual touch ups.2. Tar & Gravel. Also called surface treatment or double shot, this looks l...
QUOTE OF THE WEEK... "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." --Howard H. Aiken, American computing pioneer INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE... The good idea we have to keep hammering home to people is that real esta...
Fifteen things you can do to reduce energy and maintenance costs: 1. Turn down the hot water heater to 120°F. It's a waste of energy to heat water hotter than most people can stand.2. Get a water heater blanket. Many older water heaters and even fairly new ones aren't well insulated. A water heat...
69 Hearthstone Drive Wilton, NY 12831 Sunday, May 18th from 11am to 1pm with Kathleen Schnitzer of Keller Williams Realty Recent $5k price drop, ALL wallpaper has been removed & walls freshly painted!  Sellers are extremely motivated!
Get a peek at some exceptional Silicon Valley gardens and borrow ideas for your own landscape. For nearly 30 years the Gamble Garden Spring Tour has unlocked the gates to some of the most exclusive residential landscapes in Palo Alto, California, giving visitors a chance to experience what lies ...

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