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Getaway: Outdoor fun at Glen Ellen country estate

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 01:14:26 UT

A life of recreation and relaxed elegance awaits in Glen Ellen. “Stylish interiors, rustic touches and hardwood plank floors throughout create a sense of warmth and comfort,” said Tina Shone of Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the Glen Ellen country estate for $3.5 million. The estate, whose address is withheld at request of the owners, offers a wealth of outdoor play and entertainment areas. It features a pair of houses standing two stories tall, each offering outdoor areas on both levels. The main home enjoys a north-south orientation while the guest house stretches from west to east.

Sky lounge with stunning views tops reimagined Cow Hollow five-bedroom

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 01:06:51 UT

Striking vistas, sumptuous finishes and grand proportions define a towering five-bedroom in Cow Hollow. The decadent residence represents a collaboration between Jeff Schlarb Design Studio and Sutro Architects, who remodeled and expanded the five-level home on Greenwich Street. To Schlarb, the highlight of the home takes the form of a sky lounge on the top level that frames views of the bay, Alcatraz and the Presidio. “With that view, you feel like part of the harbor,” Schlarb said. “You’re seeing boats slice through the marina and Alcatraz. It’s a honed in, specific shot of the bay that’s colorful and beautiful.

Grand five-bedroom on 10-acre estate amid Lodi’s wine country

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 17:13:28 UT

Napa and Sonoma get all the love as California’s Wine Country, but a blossoming community in the Central Valley continues to gain ground as a destination wine region. Lodi, a town of about 70,000 people just north of Stockton, is home to scores of wineries and sprawling acres of vineyards. In this placid community stands a five-bedroom luxury home sitting on a 10-acre estate. The residence boasts grand dimensions, a guest house, a four-car shop and five bathrooms. “It’s a gorgeous property in a great location,” said Jan Sherman of Sherman & Associates Real Estate, who is listing the 2633 W. Armstrong Road for $2.75 million.

‘A single-family home in the sky’ penthouse listed at luxury Rincon Hill tower

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 00:48:01 UT

Near the Bay Bridge stands a collection of penthouses within a development that acts as its own miniature city. Lumina sprouts from the bottom of Rincon Hill, boasting an upscale design and seemingly endless amenities. A penthouse on the 32nd floor stands out as one of its premier listings. The unit offers a host of refined details in roughly 2,700 square feet of living space. “It’s like a single-family home in the sky,” said Hugh O’Donnell, Lumina’s sales manager. The semicircular unit features a curved bank of windows and a centrally located kitchen. A balcony peeks off the great room and overlooks San Francisco Bay.

Architect creates high-end, timeless designs throughout the Bay Area

Sat, 3 Mar 2018 00:47:09 UT

Given a choice between trendy and timeless, Eric Dumican will chose timeless every time. The San Francisco-based architect has no interest in creating a design that will look dated 20 years from now. His goal, he said, is to create a design that transcends. Born in Connecticut, Dumican came to California nearly 20 years ago. while working for a Massachusetts-based firm that was opening a branch office in San Francisco. For the past 12 years, he’s been a partner at Dumican Mosey Architects alongside Matthew Mosey.

20 game-changing places to live

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 UT

What's defined the West more than anything else is the sense of opportunity. So where is the innovation happening right now?

How to revive a historic cabin

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:00:00 UT

A real estate dead-end drove a couple to the hills—
and to a historic cabin.

Top 14 style trends for 2018, according to Pinterest

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 UT

Pinterest searches are surging for these trends to watch in home decor.

Getaway: Revamped Wine Country estate ‘built to be friendly and comfortable for people’

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:52:19 UT

It all started with a bad case of dry rot. And what began as a simple remodel transformed into a multimillion dollar rebuild that produced one of the most scenic and luxurious homes in Wine Country. “When we bought the house were going to do minor, minor remodeling, then we discovered significant dry rot throughout the house,” said Terry Otton, who bought 3100 Old Sonoma Road in Napa with his wife, Nancy, in 2004. “We were stuck, so we started to rebuild.” Now their 34.

A classical statement in Pacific Heights

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 15:40:44 UT

Much as Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, Kathryn Peters’ belongs at 2747 Vallejo St. For the last 14 years, she’s resided in the stylish Pacific Heights home, hosting holidays, marveling at the views of the Golden Gate Bridge and putting her flourish on the classical design. She planted hydrangeas in the south-facing garden and added brass hardware to the master bathroom. She and her friends watched the Blue Angels from her roof deck during Fleet Week. “The home is so special. I don’t say that lightly. It has magical views,” Peters said. “It’s so hard for me to be selling. I retired in July and moved back to the East Coast where I grew up.

Getaway: ‘Sleek, savvy, sexy home’ in Truckee offers jaw-dropping mountain views

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:42:26 UT

Offering six bedrooms and nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, a mountainside mansion in the Sierra Nevadas beckons to all those in search of a high altitude high life. “It’s a sleek, savvy, sexy home,” said David Gemme of the Gemme Group at Oliver Luxury Real Estate, who is listing 19040 Glades Place in Truckee for $6.9 million. “It’s the coolest house I’ve ever listed.” During winter, the home’s position on the mountain allows residents to ski out their front door and hit the nearby lift. Jaw-dropping views dominate the landscape as the entryway looks through to floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Martis Valley.

Freshly completed waterfront paradise overlooks Tiburon’s Lyford Cove

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 01:37:25 UT

Builder Joe Sherer designed the home on the shores Tiburon’s Lyford Cove for himself. But virtually anyone can appreciate the refined material palette, endless views and thoughtful built-ins at 2070 Paradise Drive. Five years after acquiring the land and making his first drawings, Sherer finally developed the waterfront property that’s now on the market. “It was a really arduous building process,” he said. Sherer obtained the land for the property late in 2011. He immediately set out sketching a design with sleek details like five sets of corner windows. The freshly completed home overlooks the water through floor-to-ceiling windows on all levels.

How to renovate a home on a budget

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 UT

To renovate a fixer-upper on a budget, a couple rolled up their sleeves and hit the Internet. Here's what they learned.

10 Inventive Kitchen Backsplashes

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:00:00 UT

One of the ways to make a big impression in the kitchen is by choosing a creative backsplash.

11 Ways to Decorate with Outdoor String Lights

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 11:00:00 UT

Create a fun outdoor space, with a timeless look.