Saturday, June 3, 2017

Ellen DeGeneres -Portia-Italian Villa

Welcome to Ellen DeGeneres and Portia's Beautiful Italian villa in the Santa Barbara.
The 13-acre estate, in Santa Barbara, is a restored Tuscany villa with mature gardens that
include olive and eucalyptus trees.
The two story, 10,500 square foot home was built in the late 1920's using locally quarried stone
and sits on  9.8 acres of land.  The living room is 800 square feet.  There are nine fireplaces and 
a Roman column that dates from 200 B.C. stands in the gardens.
No need to board a flight to Tuscany when you live pretty close to exact architecture of an
stunning Italian Villa.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Modern Glass Retirement Home

The  Glass Retirement home, created by a couple looking for something different.
A retired couple has spent £750,000 and more than a year flattening a rundown bungalow and building their dream home. 
Pennie and Charles Denton bought a ramshackle early 20th century home in Swanage, Dorset, in  dilapidated condition for under £400,000 in 2013. 

The retired couple, both in their 70s, hired the help of architects who came up an unbelievable design which would see part of the home floating over an tucked-away car parking space.
The nice part about this style living is everything is on one level.

Home before it was renovated

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kitchen Design Ideas


Time to think about renovating your kitchen!  So many ideas and don't where to begin?
Is you style traditional, modern, transitional, country French or  rustic?
I've worked in residential design for quite some time and as a kitchen designer
I believe it's a good idea to do a quick measure of your space and illustrate on
paper your dimensions and basic layout.   When visiting kitchen showrooms be sure
have your rough dimensions and maybe appliance selections .
Ask for a rough design and pricing before committing to a company.
The best companies work with a team and architectural CAD drawings.
Anyone can draw a 20/20 kitchen layout. But few take the time to read over all the
appliances specs and  show specific accessories, plumbing and electrical on the kitchen plan.
The design team will do a complete measure after you commit to them.
Don't be afraid to ask for your color sample and list of all accessories available.
If you have questions on your kitchen project please email me