Landscaping recommendations depend largely on the age of the home you're getting ready to show. Newer homes are frequently so under-landscaped that they look remarkably like the surface of the moon. Meanwhile, older homes The most frequent curb-appeal obstacle comes from overgrown landscaping, which needs to be attacked with the following steps 1 Create dimension through color. The landscaping can look pretty monochromatic if you're presenting a home in a season other than spring. Colorful plants go a long way toward adding visual interest and strengthening curb appeal.
Situated in desirable Tuckeway Estates in the country town of Carlisle, Ontario offering lush landscaped grounds and a magnificent French garden gate. Light and airy custom build, one floor plan with fully finished walk out lower level. 2+2 bedrooms and 3 baths, Floridian covered wraparound balcony off the great room and chef's kitchen. Clean air, golfing, hiking and a great lifestyle. Offered at 1,099,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1320946
Diagnosing problems and offering solutions. A good agent, like a good doctor, spends a great deal of time examining situations, determining problems, and prescribing solutions. In an agent's case, the focus is on the condition and health of the home a client is trying to buy or sell. The examination involves an analysis of the property's condition, location, neighborhood, school district, street appeal, landscaping, market competitiveness, market demand, availability for showing, and value versus price. The diagnosis involves an unvarnished analysis of what a home is worth and what changes or corrections are necessary.
Accordingly, the capital budget may reflect the cost of all of the components of final land value. These might include the costs of obtaining approvals carrying costs, such as interest and operating expenses, property taxes, landscape maintenance costs, etc. and land development costs. Land development costs must sometimes be allocated between the costs of developing a particular site and those attributable to a larger project. For example, in a large scale Planned Unit Development (PUD) or New Town, land development costs may include townwide costs, sector costs and subdivision costs, in addition to those attributable to a particular lot. In addition to roads and utilities, the cost of amenities and common facilities may be included as land development costs.
DRAMATIC 180 DEGREE OCEAN VIEWS The skillfully renovated 4 bedroom home features walnut hardwood floors, exotic stonework inside and out, open beam ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, wet bar and designer baths and fixtures. The grounds include a detached casita with a full bath and kitchen, a spectacular ECO friendly Solar Tec pool and 8-person spa surrounded by lush landscaping and citrus trees. Also available are fully approved plans for a new 2-story 3,500 square foot home with white water views. Offered at 1,695,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 996076
Your tenant loves trees and requests to improve your backyard with a little more landscaping. You eagerly agree because it sounds great (and the tenants can't take the trees with them when they move out). At the expiration of the lease term, you inspect the property and discover that you now own a veritable jungle paradise. It's beautiful, but you quickly realize that it is going to take maintenance to keep it that way and you can't let it deteriorate. Now your expenses are increased and you must maintain it at your own expense, remove it at your expense, or try to pass the expense on to the new tenants. First of all, the new tenants may not want all the foliage, and the increased costs of keeping up this jungle may send you over the market value for rentals. So you can't pass the costs on to the tenants. Lease agreements should state that no alterations should be performed without the express written consent of the landlord. When the request comes, you need to...
Town planning matters often constitute the second most common area of complaints to the Ombudsman.29 The lodging of a complaint does not mean that maladministration has occurred or been proven. It may be of little surprise that town planning does encourage complaints, because not all local people, some of whom may have been consulted on the application, will agree with a decision to grant permission. Although the system encourages public participation, such comment on applications is but one of the many material considerations. Frequently, public comment avoids planning matters and raises non-planning issues. Yet although some people will feel aggrieved by planning decisions they consider unpalatable , this does not of itself constitute maladministration. Around 96 per cent of all complaints received do not proceed to a formal investigation. Matters found to constitute town planning maladministration have included a council's failure to enforce compliance with a landscaping scheme on
Here is another quick personal example to illustrate how the agency issue relates to the real world. One of my former students, Ali Sarlak, runs a landscaping company in our city. He took my courses to learn more about investing. Recently my wife and I were ready to take off on a month-long automobile trip. I needed someone to water the yard, mow a couple of times, and generally look after things. I thought about hiring a youngster who lives nearby, but concluded it would be too big a job. I then started considering landscape companies. I got no further than Sarlak. I immediately realized that he would treat my yard as he would his own. (I've seen his.) I further realized that he would even do a better job than I, because he has the knowledge and experience I lack. When people think about hiring a real estate professional as their agent wouldn't it be great for them to reach the same conclusions about you
Cash flow calculations for developments are, of course, far more complex than for single home investments. A developer has to consider design and engineering costs, approval and the possibility of legal fees involved in a challenge to the development, and construction costs of a project. These costs may include constructing new utilities, streets and sidewalks, landscaping, street lighting, traffic mitigation costs, environmental impact mitigation, and a range of other possible costs, all in addition to basic construction of new homes. The cash flow analysis for a development is complex because it involves so many possible levels of cost furthermore, the financing of a development varies based on the type of property.
In preparation for an open house, you at least want to work with the owners on the two areas that most significantly affect the home shopper's first impression landscaping and paint color and quality. (For complete information on getting the house ready for showing, flip to Chapter 11.) Landscaping for fun and profit Typical landscaping reaches maturity after about six to eight years, and after that it needs to be thinned and reshaped. If the home you're showing is in a mature neighborhood and the landscaping is overgrown, convince the owner to enhance curb appeal by following these steps
STEAMBOAT VILLA ON THE GREEN Overlooking the 5th Fairway of the Roll-ingstone Ranch Golf Club, on 2 exquisitely landscaped lots, this peerless 6,000 square foot residence features 4 bedrooms, 4 and 1-half baths, gourmet kitchen, spacious living room, vaulted ceilings, family room, 3 story elevator in the main residence and a 1 bed, 1 bath caretaker's apartment. Golf Course Membership available. Offered at 1,995,000. www.SteamboatVillaOnTheGreen.com. Contact Sharon Beaupreand Shelley Stanford. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1304606
Your rental agreement states Resident agrees that all alterations including, without limitation, any items affixed to the Property, shall become the property of Management upon the termination of this Agreement. This includes, but is not limited to, ceiling fans, mini blinds, carpeting, fencing, lighting fixtures, shrubs, flowers, etc. Removal of these items shall be considered theft subject to civil and criminal prosecution. DO NOT REMOVE phone jacks picture hooks curtain rods and brackets ceiling fans fencing landscaping or any other attachments made to the property.
Investigate the values an appraiser is likely to either credit or debit to a property in your area based on the amenities it has or doesn't have. Talk with appraisers in your area, and find out how they judge the worth of a fireplace, an extra bedroom, hardwood floors, an extra-large lot, an extra garage, upgraded finish work, landscaping, a sprinkler system, a deck, a hot tub, a spa bathtub, and other amenities or features. Because values vary greatly from one market area to another, compile a list of the items that affect pricing in your area along with the credits or debits that accompany each entry. This information arms you with your own valuation resource and allows you to offer valuable counsel to your buyers and sellers.
For example, suppose you're listing a home in a production builder development in which hundreds or even thousands of homes all feature one of only six different floor plans. If your seller's home is the Magnolia plan, guess what It's going to end up with a price comparable to the price of every other Magnolia home on the market or recently sold, regardless of differences in finish work, fixtures, carpet, tile, or landscaping. The Magnolia plan will only sell for so much even if it has gold floors and gold toilets
Located in one of Fort Lauderdale's most sought after neighborhoods, this meticulously maintained home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The high ceilings and open floor plan make this a great home for family living and comfortable entertaining. The private, heavenly landscaped backyard includes a large inviting pool. Walk to the Intracoastal Waterway which borders the neighborhood or to the beach. For a private showing please call Beth Beauchamp, 954.525.7528. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1320911
OCEAN WATCH Elegant stucco Manor with ocean views and private access to Singing Beach. This estate features original details throughout and offers a grand foyer with staircase, 9 fireplaces, paneled library, grand hall and ocean view living room. This residence features 9 bedrooms, 6 and 2-half baths as well as a beautifully renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom carriage house. Sited on 1.7 landscaped acres with a heated in-ground pool, pool house and tennis court. Offered at 6,950,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1277446
Spectacular custom Shingle Style residence sited on 2 private acres near Singing Beach. This home offers state of the art amenities throughout and features a gourmet eat-in kitchen with marble counters and butler's pantry, family room with custom cabinetry and fireplace as well as 5 bedrooms and 4 and 1-half baths including master suite. Beautifully landscaped with a blue-stone patio and stone walls. Two garages 3 bay attached and 4 bay detached. Offered at 2,999,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1005555
ELEGANT BRICK RESIDENCE A rarely available offering with on-site gated parking and one of the largest landscaped spaces on Beacon Hill. Some of the features of this 11 room house include a first floor marble foyer, historic parquet floors on the second floor, a third floor master bedroom with antique French paneling, 3 bedrooms on the fourth floor, and on the fifth floor a game room, an office and a bathroom. Offered at 6,000,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 859210
Offices accommodate businesses that don't need manufacturing, warehouse, or other industrial facilities. Office buildings tend to cluster in downtown areas and modern office parks. Categories you'll need to be familiar with are highrise (exactly how high depends on the area) midrise and lowrise (again, varies by area) and garden (one and two stories, heavily landscaped buildings). Office buildings are also classified as A (new or less than 4 years old in great locations and easily accessible with the latest and greatest amenities) B (8 to 10 years old with dated amenities) and C (15 or more
Built in 2006, this exceptional picture perfect energy efficient home is spacious and beautifully crafted with quality details and all the finest amenities. Spectacular 2 acre property professionally landscaped with in-ground heated pool and sports court. Beach and mooring rights. A unique opportunity and an all-year entertainer's dream. Cold Spring Harbor SD 2. MLS 2169849. Offered at 2,979,000. Contact Barbara Bentley-Nash, LAB. 631.692.6770, ext. 211. LuxuryRealEstate.com 981456 GREENWICH VILLAGE MUSE HOUSE This enchanting 19th century home lives in one of Manhattan's coveted mews communities. Adorned with 7 working fireplaces, a lush garden and a private landscaped roof terrace, this 3 bedroom, 3 and 1-half bath home offers a luxuriance of light and an unusual sense of vertical flow with 3 exposures. Offered at 5,275,000. Contact Mary Ellen Cashman, 646.613.2616, mcashman stribling.com or Sean Paris, 646.613.2692, sparis stribling.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 99457Q
I admit, the Scottsdale Pavilions has a visibility problem, but thankfully, it is one that can be corrected. When the center was first built, the front of it was designed to be along a soon-to-be constructed freeway on the center's west side. Large signs and landscaping water features, complete with the annual migration of Canadian geese, flank the west side of the center to this day. The signs are very visible, and anyone driving by can't miss the destination. Sounds great, right The problem is that a few years after the Scottsdale Pavilions was built, the community had a change of plans and decided to build the freeway on the east side of the center, not the west. So now, the center's backside is facing the valuable freeway drivers. And let's face it, the backside doesn't have the water features, it doesn't have the landscaping, and it certainly doesn't have the geese. Our backside is not our best side. So part of the plan is to literally make over the center so that the back is no...
NANAQUAKET WATERFRONT Stunning waterfront setting on the Sakonnet River with private dock, in-ground pool and spa, clay tennis court and detached 3-car garage. Six-bedroom residence with bright great room overlooking water, eat-in kitchen and many updates surrounded by lush landscaping and colorful perennial gardens. Offered at 2,699,000. Contact Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, 37 Bellevue Ave, Newport, Rl, 401.849.3000, www.Gustave-White.com gustavewhite gustavewhite.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1163667
Beautiful grounds, fabulous location and a casual Santa Barbara style home create the perfect combination for this property in the Volk Estates. An unexpected floor plan is delightful and cozy yet accommodating to large groups with multiple living spaces and loggias for flow. The house is open and bright with natural light yet each space defined with slight level changes or ceiling details. The kitchen features tile countertops, luxury appliances and preparation areas. The family room opens from the kitchen with wondedul views to the rear grounds and pool area. It connects with the front living space by a resort sized bar and gathering space. A separate wing Includes a den now used as a billiards room. Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a sitting room with fireplace, breakfast bar and views of the grounds. Her bath is comprised of a shower and tub area, dressing area and a walk-in cedar closet. His bath is equally well equipped. The two additional bedrooms on this level are large,...
Quiet privacy enhances enviable Lake Tahoe vistas from this superb lakefront home with 160 foot shoreline, a 105 foot pier with boat hoist and a buoy. Elegance and warmth are exquisitely balanced throughout this 3-story residence offering a media room office game room and wet bar elevator, 2 fireplaces and 2 car garage. Situated on a landscaped ,53-acre lot bordering FS land, Tahoe's Lady of the Lake - perfection Offered at 6,950,000. Contact Sue Lowe, 775.588.1444. slowe chaseinternational.com. LuxuryReal Estate.com 1249804
Extraordinary design and superb setting characterize this timeless architectural masterpiece by Northwest architect Earl Powell. The walled grounds of this corner lot in the Canterbury neighborhood are carefully planted and landscaped, The marble atrium is ideal for entertaining and gracious day rooms and 3 bedroom suites offer ease of living. Offered at 2,195,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1528721
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, 16 Thornbank Road is a sublime example of how beautifully modernist architecture can translate into highly inviting, liveable spaces. Designed by architect Stan Makow together with interior design by award-winning designer Jeffery Douglas, the stunning estate sits on a magnificently landscaped, oversized 100x300 foot lot. Tailored for the current owners, the residence was conceived as a contemporary rethinking of more traditional designs. The horizontal orientation of the structure is emphasized by the low retaining wall that runs the length of the home and echoed by the shallow-pitched roof. Strategically placed accent lighting brilliantly illuminate the residence, underlining the clean lines and easy flow of the exterior structure. Just as much attention was given to the creation of the interior space using a combination of natural and man-made materials the home is both open and airy but with some relationship between the many rooms. Featuring...
PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE A self-contained piece of heaven on earth. Located in the heart of the yachting paradise of the Exuma Cays in the Central Bahamas, this 38-acre isle is enveloped by aquamarine and turquoise waters. This lushly landscaped oasis features 4 guest cottages and stunning Manor House wrapped with wide plantation-style verandahs. The 5 houses can accommodate up to 22 family members and guests in the perfect balance of comfort and privacy. The central meeting place is located in a club-style dining and entertainment building with stylish lounge, top-of-the-line fitness center and infinity pool overlooking the sea. The owner has thought of everything including a charming chapel built with hand cut stone, a working lighthouse, staff village and mechanical support system buildings. A total of 29 staff can be accommodated in the chef and butler's house. The operations center includes a workshop with a fresh water treatment plant, island warehouse, elaborate power system,...
KALORAMA HEIGHTS Spectacular offering of one of the most important residences in all of Washington. Exquisite completely restored 1920's English Manor with absolutely no detail overlooked. Set on 1 3 acres of manicured and specimen landscaping. Large south level garden offers complete privacy and includes hidden pool and waterfalled koi pond. Seven bedrooms, 8 full and 3-half baths. Offered at 8,975,000. Contact William F. X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki, 202.243.1620. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1338083
BLUE GARDENS This dramatic contemporary features an exquisite private setting amidst prize winning historic gardens. Walls of glass overlook a peaceful reflecting pool and 3.6 acres of landscaped grounds from the spacious 5 bedroom residence. The flexible floor plan offers a luxurious master suite on either the first or second floor. Offered at 3,250,000. Contact Gustave White Sotheby's International Realty, 37 Beltevue Ave, Newport, Rl, 401,849.3000, gustavewhite gustavewhite.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 973866
Lawn Landscaping Resident agrees to maintain the lawns and shrubbery. Should, in Nonresident's sole discretion, the lawn or shrubbery need mowing, trimming, or watering, Nonresident will so notify the Resident. If within three days if the Resident has not remedied the situation, Nonresident will hire professional services and charge the Resident an additional fee on the next month's rent. Resident also agrees that any vehicles found parked on unpaved areas may be towed away at the Resident's expense.
LUSH PRIVATE GARDENS Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and expansive windows allows Colorado sunshine in. The first floor includes a family room, with bar entertainment area. Office with built-ins, ample laundry mud room, dining and formal living room. Master and 3 large bedrooms up. Sliding doors open to the back patio and professionally landscaped backyard. Finished basement outfitted for kids. Offered at 624,900. Contact Claire Averill, realtorclaire earthlink.net, 303.809.5021. LuxuryReal Estate.com 1003600 CHARMING CUSTOM TUDOR ON AN EXPANSIVE PARK-LIKE LOT The main floor has a private study, dining room with wet bar, family room with coffered ceilings and fireplace. A large granite island, cherry cabinets and stainless appliances create the perfect kitchen. Master bedroom with sitting area and five-piece bath upstairs, plus three spacious bedrooms and two baths. Large finished basement. Professionally landscaped yard. Offered at 875,000. Contact Corrie Lee, 303.817.9266,...
LUXURY QUEENSLAND HOME ON 4 LEVELS This 5 bedroom, 8 bathroom home features travertine marble bathrooms and laundries, Australian hardwood floors, a saltwater pool with solar heating, water fountains and parking for 6. There is air conditioning throughout, landscaped gardens, a security system, lift and a ducted vacuum system. Offers in the range of 8-10 million AUD. Contact Michael Marquette, +61 433 170 170. LuxuryReal Estate.com 1038863
After you investigate lot size, features, and improvements (e.g., parking, driveways, fencing, landscaping, utilities, sewage disposal), fully detail the size, condition, quality, and appeal of the house or apartment units located on the site. Building size itself ranks as one of the most important determinants of value. To measure size (room count, square footage), however, requires more than a measuring tape.
SITUATED ON A .50 ACRE LOT this property captures the essence of small town living with easy access to school, shopping dining and commute. Plenty of space for a family with approximately 3,700 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 and 2-half baths including a chef's kitchen, a master suite and a kid's playroom. A functional floor plan with a family room, large living room and formal dining room. All primary rooms open to landscaped grounds, a pool, spa and gardens, mature trees and total privacy. Offered at 1,895,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1354076
The home has a fenced-in backyard as well as a front lawn, both with trees, grass, and landscaping, an outdoor above-ground swimming pool (heated), a swing set, and a trampoline. The house has a two-car garage. The floors are newly carpeted, and the kitchen has a three-year-old linoleum floor. The kitchen appliances are five years old and in working order. There is a finished basement, which serves as a recreation room and has a five-year-old pool table, which you will be leaving. The walls were freshly painted (white), and the downstairs den has a faux wood finish on the walls and tile floors. The house is ten years old. Although the community isn't gated, there is a neighborhood association and a clubhouse with a gymnasium, tennis courts, and a basketball court. Nearby, there is a state park that, depending on the season,
Built in 2003, elegantly renovated in 2010, and located on the Gold Coast in Belvedere, this spacious home has commanding water views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco and Sausalito. Perfect for entertaining, this spectacular home has 4 bedrooms, 3 and 1 -half baths, an open floor plan, great room, gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances (including a Wolfe 6-burner range), formal living and dining rooms, and an all-purpose room-which can be used as a media room, playroom or office. This stunning home is located on a street-to-street landscaped lot of over 15,000 square feet. With astonishing views from almost every room in the house, the premier and private westside location lends itself to gracious living, featuring generous decks off of the entertaining level, as well as the inviting master bedroom. Spacious patios surround the infinity pool and garden areas. Finishes include hardwood floors, Caldera tile from Spain, faux finishes, designer wall colors, lighting from France...
GREEN ACRE LANE Built for its current owners in 2005, this 5 bedroom. 6 and 1 -half bath custom, shingle style home was crafted with a discerning eye towards architectural style using the finest finishes and details throughout to ensure that this magnificent home complemented its surroundings. Privately sited on 1.7 elegantly landscaped acres and very convenient to all local amenities. Offered at 3,995,000, www.seetheproperty.com 63212. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1535746
SERENE SETTING Enjoy the ambience of a tranquil country lane in southeast Boulder. Surrounded by stately trees, natural landscaping, patios and decks for a perfect blend of indoor outdoor living. Red oak floors flow throughout the 2 story floor plan with 4,900 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and a 3 car garage. Gourmet kitchen is updated with cherry cabinets, slab granite counters and quality stainless appliances. Offered at 1,595,000. Contact Stu Wright, 303.541.1900. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1340707
The circular driveway and 6-coiumn entryway of this all brick Georgian beauty welcomes you. A grand marble foyer with curved double staircase leads into the 2-story formal living room, dining room with bay window and wood paneled library. The home includes a first floor guest bedroom, 4 additional bedrooms upstairs plus a sunroom and porch overlooking your own tennis court surrounded by lush landscaping, Offered at 3,325,000. Contact Judith Stier, Princeton Office, 609.921.2600. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1502116
Nearly all real estate investors have developed their no-no list of improvements. Robert Bruss, for example, says, Smart fixer-upper homebuyers and investors look for properties with 'the right things wrong.' To Bruss, the right things wrong include cosmetic improvements such as painting, landscaping, carpets, and light fixtures. On his list of no-nos are roofs, foundations, wiring, and plumbing.
EQUESTRIAN ESTATE Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, overlooking historic Santa Fe, this stunning 36-acre property showcases the rustic beauty of the high desert. The gracious 10.000 square foot main house features a gourmet kitchen, home theater, pool and bathhouse. The outdoor courtyard with lush landscaping and outdoor kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The magnificent estate also includes a 1,400 square fool guesthouse, caretaker's residence, large stables, exercise riding arenas, bridle path, golf green with multiple tee boxes, nine-car garage, and panoramic mountain views. Price upon request. Contact 505.690.4563, info 5aOOOIdSantaFeTrail.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1358158
Landscaping Finished landscaping and grounds are typical. Several large mature trees have been saved. x Cost Approach This estimate is based on, an analysis of cost data obtained from developer contractors who are knowledgeable of the cost of building apartments. The cost of constructing semi-luxury multi-family apartments in this area, for example, range from 13.00 to 10.00 per square foot depending on quality and type of construction and size of units, excluding paving, landscaping, and indirect cost. A complete breakdown of the costs leading to the 4,095,000 estimate is included at the end of this exhibit.
CONTEMPORARY CAPE This lovely Contemporary Cape offers an open floor plan, a finished basement, wood ceramic floors and 4,800+ square feet with a bonus room and office. Highlights of the private lot include a pool, a patio and gorgeous landscaping. Offered at 649,000. Contact Cowan and Zellers Real Estate Professionals, LLC, 603,225.3333, www.cowanandzellers.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1040019
EXQUISITE SEASHORE COLONIAL This magnificent Madeili built home boasts over 9,000 square feet of unsurpassed craftsmanship and design. The sophisticated grand entrance, beautifully appointed rooms and attention to detail are nothing less than breathtaking. Entertain with ease, live In luxury, enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds and lovely water views. Top it off with slate roof and copper gutters, bluestone and brick patio. Offered at 3,900,000.Contact Joanne Gillespie, Rumson Office, 732.530.2800. LuxuryRealEstate.com 988705
The planners indicated that a donation of land suitable for a public park would allow him to use the associated development rights. Through a broker, a 10,000 square foot parcel a few blocks from the site was acquired for 500,000. Expecting to gain only the 35,000 square feet of development potential associated with the park site, Joey instead was able to negotiate a 63,000 square foot transfer from the County. Other deals were made to gain additional density rights A 50,000 donation was made to provide operating support to another local park ramps for the handicapped were added to the plans for the areas fronting the streets and extra landscaping was committed for the site. After six months of adjusting, Joey had secured the rights to develop 165,000 net leasable square feet. The County issued final approvals for the Park Place plans in March of 1980.
You check references. You work alongside your employees and build trust. Then one day you discover that one of them has been taking kickbacks from the landscaping company that services your properties, or perhaps you find that an employee set up a second bank account and has been depositing some of the checks there that are paid to your business. There are all kinds of thieves in the world. For some reason, probably because money is always changing hands, real estate is a business that seems to breed dishonesty. But there are ways to protect yourself
Located in highly desired gated Broadmoor community is this superb shingled Colonial on a beautifully landscaped lot. Perfect floor plan for both formal and informal lifestyles. Top of the line kitchen with adjoining family room. Den, kitchen, living and dining all wraparound the outdoor stone terrace with BBQ center. Three fireplaces, private master suite, fine millwork and detailing and nanny's quarters. Easy in-city locale. Offered at 3,395,000. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1337261
Presented on almost one acre, this Georgian-style estate offers embassy-sized entertaining spaces with soaring ceilings opening to outdoor terraces and landscaped grounds. The home achieves the invaluable merging of characteristics with elegant and luxurious living space, a generous lot in a coveted location, and the ability to accommodate the most dynamic lifestyle. Amenities include a chef's kitchen, a fully-equipped home gym, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, an elevator, an interior and exterior ambient sound system, a swimming pool, lush lawns, mature plantings, and artful and soothing reflecting ponds. Unmatched in design and detail, this urban masterpiece represents an incomparable opportunity. Price upon request. Contact Long & Foster , REALTORS Kerry Fortune 202.257.7447 or Nelson Marban 202.870.6899 202.944.8400 (0). kerry.fortune lnf.com, nelson.marban lnf.com. LuxuryRealEstate.com 1041993 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE STONE MASTERPIECE Located on 2 acres on the most sought-after...
Homeowners Guide To Landscaping
How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.