Longtime builder brings Luxury living in Leawood for 55+; just three homes remain

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The luxurious villas at The Enclave at Highland Villas feature spacious, open, light-filled layouts. Just three villas remain in the community.

Modern conveniences, luxurious finishes, spacious floor plans, provided maintenance — it’s no wonder only three villas remain in The Enclave at Highland Villas.

This quiet, secluded community is tucked off of Nall Avenue and 145th Street in Leawood. Built for residents where at least one occupant must be aged 55 and older, The Enclave at Highland Villas provides an unwavering focus on quality of life, from the selection of community amenities to the thoughtful features included in each home.

The community’s luxurious villa homes are exclusively built by Willis Custom Homes. Not only does the family-owned company offer extensive experience in building homes that are as beautiful as they are livable; Willis Custom Homes also uses Universal Design principles to create homes that can keep pace

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Obscure Glass Ideas for Modern Bathrooms | Home Guides

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Obscure glass ideas, typically in the form of rolled or etched designs, go well beyond the privacy windows of yesteryear. In modern bathrooms, various glass elements throughout bounce light and can offer low to high translucency levels. Translucent surfaces and surroundings make a space seem less confined or more spacious than opaque or solid ones, producing shadows or silhouettes for a what’s-on-the-other-side effect.

Bold Bathroom Door

For a main bathroom, users may consider an obscure-glass door inappropriate or a bit unnerving, but for a master ensuite, it can be an alluring feature. Rather than the typical hinged door, go with a more modern sliding-door system on overhead tracks or rails. Unlike the pocket door, which disappears inside the wall, a track on the bedroom side of the space keeps a good-looking door visible from this side whether it’s open or closed. Plain or vaguely patterned obscure glass is fine for

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Palm Springs’ ‘Playboy Pad’ seeks $2.5 million

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  • The wet bar. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The kitchen. (Photo by James Butchart)

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  • Barbecue area off the kitchen. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The living room. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The family room. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The master suite. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • View of the fireplace in the master suite. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The master suite’s office. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • A view of the master bathroom’s shower from the outdoors. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • View of the guest suite from the poolside dining patio. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The guest suite. (Photo by James Butchart)

  • The home’s entry. (Photo by James Butchart)

A Palm Springs home that graced the April 1966 issue of Playboy magazine as an ultimate “Playboy Pad” is up for grabs for $2.5 million.


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Designed by modernist architect Stan Sackley

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Seagate’s Monaco model open for viewing, purchase at Esplanade Lake Club

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FORT MYERS — Seagate Development Group’s completed Monaco model is open for viewing and purchase at Esplanade Lake Club, a 778-acre resort lifestyle community being developed by Taylor Morrison.  The Monaco model features an interior design by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi, Lead Designer Adriene Ged, and Interior Designer Cynde Thompson.  The gated community is positioned on a 352-acre lake and is attracting significant homebuyer traffic.  Taylor Morrison selected Seagate as the exclusive custom homebuilder at Esplanade Lake Club.  Custom homes by Seagate will be built on 11 of the community’s most spectacular lakefront home sites.  Just seven home sites remain available.  Seagate’s three and four-bedroom Esplanade Lake Club floor plans range from 3,299 to 4,123

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Master bedroom remodels offer fresh look

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Like other projects around the house, a master bedroom remodel is an investment.

“Remodel costs tend to run about $110 per square foot, but that is like talking about the average cost of a car,” interior designer Susan L. Miner told HGTV. “It really depends on how many bells and whistles you add.”

Experts say a master bedroom expansion, with a dual bathroom, can range from $10,000 to $30,000, according to HGTV.

Consider the whole space

It’s worth noting that investing in this space will likely pay off in the long run. HGTV notes on its website that remodeling your master bedroom can often be one of the biggest appeals when selling your home.

“A great master suite really makes a potential buyer able to imagine living there. It makes them want to live their lives in that home,” Jane Klein, of Jane Klein Interiors, told HGTV. “I have never

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Three local designers bathe in the spotlight of bathroom design. | Step Inside

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The hashtag #bath now pulls up 8.3 million posts on Instagram while #bathtime pulls up 6.1 million.

“Baths are the coffee of the evening,” writes pop-culture blogger Leandra M. Cohen in Man Repeller, “and more people should take them.”

The wealth of proven benefits of an evening soak or a hot shower includes everything from improving sleep and circulation, to relief from back, joint, and muscle pain, to strengthening the immune system and spiking serotonin levels. So when it comes to designing a room devoted to the “renewal” of self, local arbiters of taste, trends and blue-sky thinking — Susan Bradford, Elizabeth Henderson, and June DeLugas — work closely with clients to create the perfect sanctuary.

“I begin with lots of questions about the homeowners’ current lifestyle and their needs,” says Susan Bradford. “Being a good listener is key. My clients have to trust me.”

While Bradford always creates designs

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Three must-have homes listed by LIV SIR’s Blank and Bingham Team

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When looking for the perfect Denver property to call home there are many options to consider. Whether you’re looking for a condo to be your urban escape, the affordability, and ease-of-living of an attached home, or privacy and space of a single-family home, the Mile High City has something for everyone.

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty’s Blank and Bingham Team represents an array of amazing listings that will suit your needs and exceed your expectations. The team, which consists of Jared Blank, Steve Blank, and Kacey Bingham, has over 60 years of combined experience and expertise in urban neighborhoods, new construction, and single-family homes across all price-points.

For buyers looking for convenience, amenities, and more, 2400 East Cherry Creek South Dr, Unit #302, is the right choice. This spacious condominium, which is available for $849,000, is located in the Cherry Creek neighborhood, known for its luxurious lifestyle and unbeatable access to

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Heavenly Howden home is hot property

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THE secret of Howden and its wonderful lifestyle is out — and with homes like this one it is little wonder why.

Set on 2ha of spacious, private land, this property combines impressive architecture with open plan living spaces, family-friendly rooms, stylish fittings and entertainment options galore.

This magnificent Howden home has something for everyone.

Built in 2017, this eye-catching, pristine property has the feel of a new, never lived in home.

Harcourts Signature New Town property representative Nick Cowley said potential buyers love the peace and quiet that’s on offer here.

“Most definitely it is the serenity, the contemporary design, rural aspect and the proximity to the Hobart CBD and the beautiful Huon Valley — there is a lot to like,” he said.

“We have had a wide range of potential purchasers inquire about the property, from those looking to escape high density city living to tradies who spotted

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Seagate’s Monterey model in Isola Bella open for viewing and purchase

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Seagate Development Group announced that its furnished Monterey model in Isola Bella at Talis Park is now open for viewing and purchase.  Isola Bella is an exclusive 4.5-acre enclave being developed by Seagate.  The neighborhood features 17 luxury single-family waterfront homesites with spectacular water and golf course views.  The homesites can accommodate custom estate residences from 3,500 to more than 5,000 square feet.  Seagate is offering a full golf membership worth $97,500 with new home purchases and newly constructed custom residences at Isola Bella for a limited time.  In addition to the completed Monterey model, Seagate’s furnished Sonoma model is also open for viewing and purchase.  Both models feature interiors designed by Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi.

Before entering the Monterey

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Design, technology and sustainability to the fore

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A wonderful abode of contrasting shapes, textures and colours, this Madora Bay home is next to none.

“This spectacular residence would suit an array of potential buyers, including couples and families of varying ages,” The Agency Property Partner Sandy Martin said.

“The kitchen, pool, theatre, pizza oven and standout indoor/outdoor entertaining area would be thoroughly enjoyed by myriad ages, with a park opposite and beach down the street.”

Ms Martin said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home featured a unique design.

Feature finishes run throughout the home.
Camera IconFeature finishes run throughout the home. Credit: Supplied.

“Undoubtedly, the design and layout of this home makes it stand out, as it is a custom built U-shaped home,” she said.

“It was built by Mandurah Homes with a to-die-for inner courtyard visible from most of the rooms in the residence.”

Travertine marble tiles, an aggregate driveway and a stunning facade await visitors, offering a hint at the grand sense

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