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Aerial view of the front facade

With sweeping golf course views, this extraordinary late 1990s French Provincial home delivers elevated style with a sophisticated and magical balance of light, thoughtfully curated furnishings, and elegantly mixed textures and proportions.

The 24-foot ceilings, the arched doorways, and an eye-catching wrap-around staircase make a dramatic first impression. Looking out of the soaring, statement picture windows, one is simply transported to another place, well beyond the North Shore hamlet of Glencoe. These windows bring the outdoors in, showcasing an impressive vista of green fairways and, on this day, a cerulean blue sky.


This is a destination home, intentionally designed to draw family and friends together. The homeowners treasure time with their adult children; with that in mind, they planned and executed interior and exterior features with an eye toward hosting friends, extended family, and, perhaps most importantly, grandchildren-to-be.

Renovations to the first

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12 Final Touches That Can Help Sell a Flip House for More Money

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This article is part of Bob Vila’s Guide to House Flipping in 2022, a month-long series dedicated to showing you the best places for house flipping, crucial steps for selecting a property, must-do upgrades and repairs, and surprising ways to reduce your costs to get the most from your house flipping sales. Each week, we’ll bring you fresh insights mixed with Bob’s tried-and-true advice, our vetted shopping guides, and the inside track to the right professionals to get your flip to the finish line.

Your flip house is almost complete. Walls have been knocked down and new plumbing installed. A shimmering new kitchen and bathroom, fit for a luxury condo, have replaced their worn and dated predecessors. The living room basks in a soothing palate of new beachy wood floors and soft, muted paint colors. All that’s left to do is to list it, field multiple offers,

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More than a home: Considering the Taliesin residence of Frank Lloyd Wright | Features

SPRING GREEN, Wis. — The land. It was all about the land for America’s most famous and visionary of architects. His designs seemed to emerge from the landscape organically. They adapted to it, reflected it, extended it.

It was especially true of the residences he created, not least his own. The Taliesin (East) complex, nestled in the verdant Wisconsin countryside, is emblematic of so many of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ground-breaking ideas.

Combined with his sense of the natural surroundings was Wright’s abiding reverence for natural materials such as wood and stone, his bent toward open floor planning, and his strategy for obscuring the distinction between interior and exterior space.

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Frank Lloyd Wright.

Whatever its type, a building had to possess integrity.

The 37,000-square-foot Taliesin estate, named after the mythic 7th-century Welsh poet, now is more than 100 years old and still strikingly impressive despite exterior signs of decay.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley – How To Upgrade Your House

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Figuring out how to upgrade your house in Disney Dreamlight Valley might not seem like a big deal at first, but once you start gathering more recipes and crafting furniture, that initial house gets small pretty fast.

Getting your first house upgrade is fairly straightforward, but after that, you’re on your own. Someone has to stimulate the village’s economy, after all.

Disney Dreamlight Valley House Upgrades

How to get the first house upgrades

The road to getting your first house expansion is relatively straightforward, though it does take a bit of time. You need to start Scrooge McDuck’s quest, Valley Economics 101, which you can begin by investing 1,000 coins into his shop. The quest’s next two steps are basically introductions to crafting and placing furniture around the valley. He asks you to create

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Police investigating ‘suspicious’ fire at Sumas Street home

All of the occupants had exited and were accounted for when fire crews started to knock down the blaze.

A cat was the sole casualty of what police are calling a suspicious house fire in Victoria’s Burnside neighborhood early Saturday.

The Victoria Fire Department responded about 4 am to a report of a fire at on Sumas Street, where they were met with heavy smoke and flames burning on the exterior of the home.

All of the occupants had exited and were accounted for when fire crews started to knock down the blaze.

When firefighters entered the home, they found heavy flames and were forced to exit and continue fighting from outside. A ladder truck was used to keep the fire contained to the home.

In all, 17 firefighters responded using three fire engines, one rescue truck, one ladder truck and one command vehicle.

A deceased cat was found inside

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