Real Estate

Simi Valley home with custom Italian tile, sunken tub in master bath

This home is on a 14,000-square-foot flat lot in the Fountainwood neighborhood. The two-story, four-bedroom and three-bath home has privacy and panoramic views. The custom front door opens to a formal entry that leads to a family room with custom fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has a center island, granite counters and maple cabinetry. Many windows let in the natural light […]

Helpful organization tips and tricks for downsizing

How to effectively get rid of clutter, sort items, go through papers

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of things throughout your life. From clothes and household goods to antiques and treasured keepsakes, decades of living often means decades of stuff. When you get to a certain age, it can be smart to start downsizing your belongings. Sometimes downsizing is inspired by a move and other times it’s simply a proactive effort […]

Are your home and wallet prepared for unforeseen repairs?

Nobody bats an eyelash when it comes to buying homeowner’s insurance, but many homeowners don’t apply that same logic to planning for home repairs—not what might happen, but what will happen. Only a fraction of the 120 million U.S. households today are protected by a home services plan, also known as a home warranty. That number is growing, as homeowners […]

Metallic accents add shimmer and shine to a home’s interior

While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and […]

Upgraded home has backyard with a tropical feel

Residence sits on a cul-de-sac

This single-story, four-bedroom, three-bath home is located in Lynn Ranch on a cul-de-sac. The residence has a three-car garage. The formal entry leads into the upgraded designer home. The formal living room has a fireplace and is open to the formal dining room. The gourmet kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter tops and eating area all adjacent to the family […]

Natural elements infuse serenity, luxury and beauty into homes

Materials from nature can add strength

Natural materials add notes of strength and serenity to a space, while simultaneously revitalizing the overall aesthetic. These elements not only represent the distinct beauty found in nature, but also can serve as unique statement pieces that bring handcrafted modernity into a home. From furnishings to fixtures, designers incorporate natural materials to create a soothing, yet energized aesthetic that creates […]

Backyard has rock pool, spa, waterfall, built-in barbecue

This Morrison Highlands house has an entertainer’s paradise backyard. There are five bedrooms in over 4,900 square feet of living space on a lot that is almost 15,000 square feet. The home has a large kitchen with upgraded cabinets, granite and stainless steel appliances, including a six-burner range with griddle and a wall-mount pot filler, three ovens, a warming drawer, […]

Home has mountain views from the patio and a lagoon-style pool

Residence is on a cul-de-sac

This home is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the gated community of the Meadows at Lake Sherwood. The Manzanita model has a downstairs master bedroom, a great room that opens to the kitchen and an upstairs bonus room or loft. The spacious home is approximately 3,341 square feet, per assessor, and features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The […]

5 Bedroom home with mountain views

Kitchen will appeal to home chefs

This five-bedroom, 4.5-bath upgraded home has mountain and city light views. There are two master suites, including one downstairs. The gourmet kitchen provides a gathering place in a sunny breakfast room overlooking the backyard. There is a large center island with a vegetable sink, warming drawer, butler pantry with wine refrigerator and stainless GE Monogram appliances. The walk-in kitchen pantry […]

Backyard features pool, spa, fountain, built-in barbecue, fire pit

This five-bedroom, six-bath house has 6,013 square feet of living space on a 13,445-square-foot lot on a small, quiet cul-de-sac. The entry has a travertine floor. A spiral wrought-iron staircase leads to the living room with fireplace. There is a dining room. The family room has a wood floor, high ceiling, fireplace and wet bar. The large kitchen has a […]


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