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Meet a High-Tech Home That Monitors Itself

September 30th, 2013
Not long ago a friend let us borrow her hybrid car so we could travel from Port Angeles, Washington, to Seattle. The car was amazingly energy efficient. A really cool feature was the dashboard display, which provided constant feedback on energy use and source. For example, when we were waiting at a drawbridge, we could see just when the gas engine provided power and when ...

10 Reasons to Try a Moroccan Rug

September 30th, 2013
You've seen them staring up at you from the floors of some of your favorite home photos and even in posh modern hotels. Moroccan carpets have become something of an obsession among the design crowd, and if you haven't yet hopped on the bandwagon, here are 10 reasons to consider giving one a try. But first, a bit of background.

A very short history of Moroccan carpets. Authentic ...

33 2925 KING GEORGE BV, White Rock, BC

September 30th, 2013

I just sold this Townhouse at 33 2925 KING GEORGE BV, White Rock, BC White Rock.

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Design Lessons From a 10-Foot-Wide Row House

September 29th, 2013
Most of us have that one tricky area in our home that seems impossible to design around. Long walls, narrow hallways, tight corners, no windows — these can be devilish little challenges. But architect Richard Loosle didn't have just one tricky room to fix. He had an entire house full of them: a two-story, 900-square-foot row house only 10 feet wide.

The home, which dates back ...

Pick the Right Paint Finish to Fit Your Style

September 27th, 2013
Most would agree that wall color is a key decorating decision, right up there with choosing furniture and pinpointing your style. But what about the finish of your walls? From velvety matte to high gloss enamel, Venetian plaster, decorative finishes and more, the choices are endless — and the decision you make can have a profound impact on the look and feel of your room. Rea ...

15 Home Ideas Fit for a Crowd

September 25th, 2013
I grew up in a blended family with four siblings plus me, and our house could get a little chaotic. In fact, looking back it seems like it was a minor miracle that we all got out of the house more or less on time and well fed every day. If you have a large family, tasks that others take for granted (like laundry) can become major stumbling blocks to a smooth day. If I could ...

Ming Pao for September 26, 2013

September 25th, 2013
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Landscape Design: A Secret Garden

September 24th, 2013
We all could use a special place in a garden where we can relax, read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee or simply listen to the birds. It can be a retreat we share with others or use for private contemplation. Whatever the size, purpose or place, the key feature remains the same — it needs to be at least partially hidden from the outside world: a secret garden.

One of my design mantras i ...

14032 TERRY RD, White Rock, BC

September 24th, 2013

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

Courtyard and oversized triple garages for the car collector. Facing Direct South on the Pacific Ocean with a rare large level fenced grassy Lawn area. Come on In...5300 sqft on 3 levels. Home has 10' walk out lower level w/Ocean View to an incredible top floor. Vaulted Master Suite with endless Ocean Breezes, Total ...

1440 Bergstrom Road, White Rock, BC

September 24th, 2013

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 1440 Bergstrom Road, White Rock, BC

Measure Master Floor Plan Available, Modern Architecture a Contemporary, Corner Home @ Malabar & Bergstrom, featuring professional Zen Landscape Design. Glass 12 panel Garage doors. Impressive Entry into. Dark Rich hardwood floors. Coved Ceilings w/ambient LED lighting, Carrera Marble centre Island and eating ar ...

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