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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Peek at a transitional five-bedroom Highland Park home owned by a professional home stager

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Cindy Musgrove, Dallas stager and owner of Blu Sky Living, is selling her Highland Park home. From the curbside, the home gives off a transitional feeling with a mix of French chateau qualities and more modern design elements.


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Musgrove said that part of the reason they originally chose the home was because it was unique to the area.

“It looks like no one else’s house,” she said.

The 7,233-square-foot home sits on a wide lot of 0.38 acres. The home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, one half-bathroom and a large pool in the backyard.

Inside, the home acts as a crisp, neutral canvas for pops of color — one of Musgrove’s favorite design elements. On the first floor, a dining room is surrounded by multiple windows and the living room centers around a classically-styled fireplace. The family room, a larger room with paneled walls, provides views to the

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inspiring looks for all styles and budgets

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Our roundup of living room ideas is here to inspire you to transform your lounge quickly. We have always been all about room revamps that don’t take forever – or cost a fortune and living rooms are perfect for that because it doesn’t take much to make them feel all new and shiny. But, with so many different looks and living room ideas out there, where do you start?  

Well, we recommend right here because we have put together our edit of all the latest living room looks, achievable trends, colour schemes, styling tips and design advice so you can add personality to your space and get your living room just how you want it. No matter what your style or budget, or your room’s size, you will find plenty of inspiration here. And, if you are after more practical advice on living room design, make sure you check out

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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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Zoom for Home aims to simplify remote collaboration with a $599 appliance

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Videoconferencing phenom Zoom Video Communications Inc. today rolled out a new all-in-one personal collaboration device aimed at the home office, the Zoom for Home – DTEN ME.

The device, produced by Zoom partner DTEN Inc., takes Zoom teleconference software and combines it with a large tablet touch screen and device that will sell for $599.

The tablet combines a 27-inch screen, three wide-angle high definition cameras and an eight-microphone array in a lightweight design that can be set up on any surface for video conferencing or used as a whiteboard for team collaboration.

The display is a multitouch interface to make it easy to just reach out and interact with documents and other information and provides up to 1080p resolution. The microphones have a pickup range up to 16 feet and integrate acoustic echo cancellation and automatic gain control, with noise reduction, so peers can hear each other with crystal

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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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Luxurious waterfront home near to Pensacola Country Club and downtown

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Phillip Makselan, Pensacola Homes
Published 6:00 a.m. CT July 26, 2020



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This four-bedroom, four-bath (three full/one half) home was constructed by local builder Old South Construction with exceptional attention to detail. The residence is located near the Pensacola Country Club and is only minutes from downtown and Pensacola Naval Air Station. It features 4,200 square feet of living space with open living areas, a formal dining space, a chef’s kitchen, and a relaxing veranda overlooking Escambia Bay. 

Upon arriving at the home with lush greenery and seasonal flowers and entering through custom mahogany doors you’ll appreciate the executive and luxurious appointments. 

“The beauty of the home is displayed by a perfect balance between old Southern tradition, like the crown molding throughout and the custom gas fireplace, and modern finishes characteristic of a recent build, like the travertine floors and custom wrought

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Four Best Dishwashers 2020 | The Strategist

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Dishwashers are the roommate-placating, marriage-saving, water-conserving appliances of our dreams. But with so many available options, and so many questions you might find yourself asking, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. According to Robert Wolfe of Jetson TV & Appliance in Stuart, Florida, for most people, choosing the right dishwasher comes down to “four criteria: cosmetics, capacity, quietness, and then how well it cleans. That’s usually fourth on the list.” With most modern dishwashers, he says, you can safely assume they wash well. There are other concerns, of course, but they only apply to small groups of people. Like the type of tub your dishwasher uses. The difference between full stainless steel and the less expensive tub made of half-steel and half-plastic is its easiness to clean. “If you’re in a rural area and have a lot of

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Design ideas from an outdoor room with cover from the elements

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As soon as Robin Anderson laid eyes on her client’s sunroom, her mind flashed to an image of a squared-off patio structure she had seen in a Southern magazine. Convinced her clients’ Weston home didn’t need another sitting room, Anderson collaborated with architect Diane Lim to make her vision come to life. “The sunroom didn’t fit in stylistically, and I knew the uninsulated windows would be problematic,” the Cambridge-based designer says. Removing the windows and opening the space up gave the homeowners a peaceful, shady spot where they can relax, as well as the added bonus of a brighter entryway. “Sunlight streams through the French doors that open to the patio, right into the interior of the house,” Anderson says.

1 Woven chairs from Crate & Barrel are sizable but still feel airy, thanks to the open sides. “I’m always on the hunt for affordable outdoor furnishings since they need

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Living Room designs that inspire your home decoration trends!

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We are all acquainted with the expression – first impression is the last impression. It may be a cliché, but we can’t dismiss the fact that we tend to judge everything we set our eyes onto – be it a person, a dress, shoes, or even an apartment! To give an analogy, your living room is your most identifying feature, kind of like the face of your space. It is the first room we enter, it is where we entertain the most and it sets the tone for the rest of your home! To help you create a space that reflects your personality, this collection of designs showcase a warm, comfortable space, each of which is unique in its identity yet carries a strong characteristic of its own!

Given that its been raining where I live, Daniel Reuterswärd’s living room design is the perfect environment for me to curl up

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