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Posted on 07/01/2020
1065 Summit Lake Drive, Angwin, CA 94508 is now new to the market!
Hit Reset! 1065 Summit Lake takes a nod from the laid back ease of the California lifestyle while combining the style and grace, with a twist of sophistication, of the French Countryside. Pass through the custom metal and wood gates to a private garden, lush with hydrangeas, roses, lavender, vine covered arbors, fruit trees and taking center stage, a truly magnificent Oak. The 1.29+/- acre setting offers the tranquility of country life while providing the space for a detached studio, in ground pool and spa, raised beds, outbuildings and private vignettes under the canopy of a mature landscape with vineyard views. The +/- 2,100sq ft, shingled...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Buying a Vacation Home May Be a Realistic Goal
Generally speaking, taking a family vacation can "recharge your battery," give you a new lease on life, and enable you to get back to work with a renewed sense of purpose. That's the ideal scenario when everything falls into place. However, if you're one of those families that are always looking for a new place to explore every year,...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Make an Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
66 Catania Lane, Napa, CA 94558 now has a new price of $1,249,000!
Truly TURN KEY, this beautifully appointed North Napa 3,501+/- sq ft, 4 bdrm/3.5 bath offers the discerning Buyer the opportunity to move right in. Inspired by the Napa Valley Lifestyle, 66 Catania was transformed from builder grade to a Designer Crafted Wine Country Retreat with the use of a warm color palette, wood floors, lush fabrics/furnishings, custom window treatments, cherry & granite counters, tumbled marble back splash and Artist rendered cabinetry. The vaulted ceiling provides a dramatic dining area before entering the kitchen and great room including a temperature controlled, mahogany racked wine room. The spacious 2nd level...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
1180 Valley View Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Conveniently located to schools, shopping and fabulous restaurants, this Westside St Helena home offers views to the eastern hills elevated over a sea of vines. With the perfect backdrop in place, this 1,325+/-sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been updated with newer windows, a warm color palette and double French doors in the living room opening onto the covered deck allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The low maintenance landscape provides the freedom to explore all the Wine Country has to...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Little Known Real Estate Laws
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Only Two Toilet Per Building Many homes have two and a half or more bathrooms. If you want to move to Waldron Island in Washington, you’ll have to give up the idea of having a bathroom for every bedroom or even having that extra half bath. Waldron Island is very small and...
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Posted on 06/12/2020
410 Franz Valley School Road, Calistoga, CA 94515 now has a new price of $1,395,000!
This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home has incorporated many of the elements featured in Prairie style architecture; low pitched roof, overhanging eaves and the open floor plan which he believed was the antidote to the confined closed-in style of the Victorian era. The design emphasizes how people live while melding building with the environment. The private, cobblestone edged driveway winds up the gentle slope to the knoll setting providing a panoramic view of the distant hills. While remaining true to the Prairie School aesthetic, the great room focal point is the raised hearth wood-burning fireplace with solid cherry beams & mantle....
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How Quickly is Investment Property Profitable?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Is Your House a Must-Buy?
Your ultimate goal as a home seller is to make your residence as desirable as possible to potential buyers. If you transform your house into a must-buy, you could reap the benefits of a quick, profitable home selling experience. To better understand how to enhance your residence before you list it, let's take a look at three tips to...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
512 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574 is now new to the market!
Overlooking prestigious Meadowood Lane with intimate layered views of the valley floor and western hills, 512 Meadowood embodies the very essence of Wine Country Living. The private lane provides a layer of security as you wind through the mature trees and native rock walls to the beautifully landscaped 3.97+/- acre setting. The cellar, originally built for wine storage with street level access, provides a fortified stone base for the 8,054 +/- sq ft rustic yet elegantly designed home with board and batten exterior, standing seam metal roof, 7 bay garage and expansive ipe decks with custom, retractable steel doors allowing for seamless...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
What to Do When Submitting an Offer
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay You and your agent invested hours, days, weeks and even months searching for the right house. Time spent visiting open houses. But now all your efforts pay off. You’ve found the one. It’s the right size, the right neighborhood and within the budget parameters. This is the home of your dreams. It’s time...
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Posted on 05/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 410 Stonecrest Drive, Napa, CA 94558
Sunset View Estate - Panoramic Views - Privacy, peace and tranquility is what you'll experience the moment you step onto this one of a kind private estate property, located on Napa's most sought after and historic locations - Stonecrest Drive. Panoramic views as far as the eye can see, with breathtaking sunsets. Natural light floods the home by way of large French windows & skylights. Neutral decor speaks to the calm, timeless nature of this iconic home w/coffered ceilings, built-in period shelving & wainscoting. 2 master suites, den/library, sunroom, ~300 sf office, + detached artist studio. City water/sewer** (ask about) Multiple...
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