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Small Kitchen, Big View

January 29th, 2012
The owners of this Victorian-style home loved its traditional style and period details — except when it came to the kitchen. Set in the back of the house, the small kitchen was tucked into a 12-foot wide space, had little storage and room to move around in. The couple hired Hanson General Contractingand Kevin Rasmussen and Vivian Su of Rasmussen-Su in Philadelphia to give them a kitchen that ...

A New Community Flourishes in Rhode Island

January 29th, 2012
As you read this, a 250-KW wind turbine is being constructed to provide 85 percent of the power use of this affordable housing project. Designed by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design in Tiverton, Rhode Island, the 170-acre community was designed with artists and agriculture in mind. 

The rural character and traditions of farming in Tiverton — a big part of the community — was honored ...

Belle's on Thirty Two - 14007 32nd Avenue, South Surrey, BC

January 29th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Commercial for sale, Belle's on Thirty Two - 14007 32nd Avenue, South Surrey, BC

Prestigious South Surrey Business & Real Estate For Sale" Belle's Corner " lot 43,558 sq ft.consists of two prime commercial/restaurant buildings W/additional potential for retail,also undeveloped 16,000 sq ft piece of land, parking for 45 cars, licensed Dining Rm fronts 32nd Ave w/B ...

The Rosenbaum House

January 26th, 2012
Throughout his career, Frank Lloyd Wright had a passion for designing smaller homes. From his Prairie School houses in the early 1900s to his one story Usonian houses starting in the 1930s, Wright designed several homes of modest size for the typical middle class American family. Remarkably enough, it was in the 1930s, at the depths of the Great Depression, that Wright was able to realize sev ...

Creative Living in 600 Square Feet

January 26th, 2012
Seattle artists Jethaniel Peterka and Yvette Endrijautzki were looking for a rental where they could live and work when they came across an empty storage space above a pet store in the heart of the city's Georgetown arts district. The space had potential, but it was small. They peered through a few holes in the wall, realized the living space could double, and were sold. 

The transformation of ...

Retro Modern in East Austin

January 25th, 2012
Architectural photographer Ryann Ford's home is part of a new development of unique alternative modern homes in East Austin. Built in 2006 by Emily Little of Clayton Levy Little, the three-star green rated home in Agave Austin takes cues from International Style and Modern architecture. 

The interior includes a vibrant color palette with retro-modern flair. Ford is an avid traveler, fond of Ro ...

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Water and Red

January 24th, 2012
On Monday, Jan. 23, the Chinese will usher in the new year and, in accordance with the 12-year cycle, this will be a year of the dragon. Traditional Chinese celebrations include family banquets, honoring ancestors, parades and fireworks displays as well as passing along hóngbāo (monetary gifts given in small, red envelopes). 

And it should be noted that the Chinese dragon is very different fro ...

309 1860 E SOUTHMERE CR, White Rock, BC

January 24th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 309 1860 E SOUTHMERE CR, White Rock, BC

Top Floor 1 bedroom 627 sqft. plus balcony, one underground parking stall included, Balcony, BBQ permitted. Rentals allowed, 1 cat permitted (pets) Heat and hot-water included in maint.fee, Outdoor concrete pool for summer use, rec room. Resident caretaker in building. Walk to all shopping, movie theatre, li ...

How to Fight Off Blue Monday at Home

January 23rd, 2012
Jan. 23, 2012 is Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. The date, a relatively new phenomenon, was determined by Dr. Cliff Arnall in 2005. He used a formula that factored in holiday debts, the hour of sundown, cold gray weather, the amount of time since Christmas had passed and despondence over failing to keep New Year's resolutions. His admittedly non-scientific formula ...

14032 TERRY RD, White Rock, BC

January 23rd, 2012

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 14032 TERRY RD, White Rock, BC

Interior Designer Masterpiece Kitchen, Custom Cabinetry, 24/24 Crema Marfil Marble floors in Kitchen/eating area, complimented by dark hardwood flooring on Main and above. Wolf, Subzero.... all top flight appliances, large Granite island for gatherings, sparkling lighting fixtures create evening ambiance, ALL Brand N ...

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