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Custom family home with pool, spa, gazebo on over half-acre lot zoned for horses

Property has basketball courts, putting green, patio

This house, just reduced in price, is on a sweeping corner lot. The great custom family home of approximately 4,300 square feet sits on a lot of more than half an acre that is zoned for horses. The property includes paved RV access, a pool and spa, basketball court, putting green, large built-in barbecue center, gazebo, treehouse and huge covered […]

Cape Cod-style residence features an extra downstairs suite with separate entrance

This classic Cape Cod-style house has a wraparound porch, six bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The downstairs bedroom suite has a separate entrance and can be used for a home office or mother-in-law suite. The interior features an open-concept kitchen with breakfast counter, custom cabinetry, double ovens, butler pantry and beveled glass opening into the large family room. The spacious master […]

Conejo Valley agent wins Best of Los Angeles Award

Local Realtor is a top-five producer in the area

Lydia Gable has won the Best of Los Angeles Award for Best Residential Realtor Conejo Valley 2018, according to Aurora DeRose, award coordinator for the Best of Los Angeles Award community. “It really does matter who you work with in real estate. The agent you choose could make all the difference in how successful you are in selling your home,” […]


Black and white is the new black? A reemerging trend

Black and white always has been a classic color pairing, and this neutral palette has resurged as a hot design trend. Whether your look is modern or traditional, knowing how to properly use black and white can provide balance and boldness to a home. Here are tips to help integrate this trend into your space. Create a luxurious living room. […]

Raising the bar and wine cellar to new heights

When you’re looking for a great place to unwind with friends, as more and more Americans are discovering, few spots can beat your own home bar or wine cellar. What’s cool in wine cellars A recent survey of home decorators, designers and fabricators found four facts and trends to consider when you want to install your own bar. What are […]

Cleaner air for a clean household

In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Since most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, the EPA adds, for many […]

Dimming the din of outside noise

Home life is changing, so sound dampening is more important than ever. Life is getting louder inside and around the home. Televisions, home theaters, computers and video games blare from almost every room. Family cellphones ring or buzz. Life gets loud. So much so that the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says as many as 26 million […]

Residence with fireplace, entertainment niche

This house has five bedrooms and a spacious, open bonus room with balcony for a media room, playroom or office. The home has high ceilings and neutral decor. The living room has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. The dining room is large. The kitchen, which overlooks the rear yard, includes granite counters and an eating area. The kitchen opens to […]

Updated residence on double cul-de-sac in gated Eagle Ridge community

Backyard has views, barbecue center with cook top and bar seating, waterfall and fire pit

This updated view home is on a flat, double cul-de-sac in gated Eagle Ridge. The house has three bedrooms, loft, downstairs office and three bathrooms in 2,632 square feet of space. Entry is through leaded glass double doors. Amenities include light hardwood floors, entry chandelier, custom window treatments, thick crown molding and baseboards, and cased windows throughout. The kitchen has […]

Understanding the ins and outs of the escrow process

COMMENTARY /// Real estate savvy

“Buying a home is an exciting experience. Knowing what to expect during the escrow process relieves the stress and anxiety when buying or selling a property,” said Ken Bruinsslot, Inter Valley Escrow representative. The escrow company is a neutral third party that will hold both sellers and buyers to their end of the agreement. Escrow will ensure the transfer of […]

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