Month: July 2013

Sleek n Sheik Tree House

  The Lisbon-based architect duo has worked in the spa town of Pedras Salgadas in northern Portugal for some time, creating an Eco-Resort in the park. The resort huts are little eco-lodges made of modular systems and built on stilts.  The two Tree Snake Houses have many…

Stunning Penthouse In TriBeca

  Imagine the renovation dilemmas. A huge penthouse of a converted 1930s office building in TriBeCa, New York, is to be turned into a functioning home for a family with three teenagers. In fact, we can not quite imagine the issues that faced Architects…

This Is For Everyone Who’s Thinking Of Buying One Of Those $500 Homes In Detroit

9384 Petoskey Ave, currently listed at $130. Its been recently reported that in theory, you can buy  a bunch of houses in Detroit for $500 or less. We’ve already seen people talking about scooping some up, just as a  speculative investment. But it’s a bit more…

Culture: To Infinity & Beyond…. Great Photos

                  Somewhere inVietnam .. Canal River through a paddy field New  Zealand.. Enchanted River is found in Philippines. Under the clear blue water of Lake Huron in Ontario 3D Street Art , Rennes, France. Tree house,Philippines A stone path  across a lake in Poland Ausangate Moutain, Andes, Peru. The…

Co-Founder Of Twitter Lists San Francisco (Noe Valley) Home

The Noe Valley home has a restored Victorian facade from the 1880s.              It has around 3,200 square feet of living space.              And an open floorplan that spans three floors.              Making for some great views of San Francisco.     …

Silicon Valley Real Estate Update

Bidding wars are still common, with agents facing competition on 95 percent of all homes in May 2013, the highest of any of the markets being Bay Area. Also-rans are left behind. The decrease in competition hasn’t changed the pricing of the most sought-after properties. But…

Oliver Lux Presents: Excellent Value In This Turn-Key Tahoe Donner Home

Terrific Golf Course Home  Tahoe Donner, Truckee, California *  Custom gourmet kitchen with granite countertops *  Petrified wood fireplace mantel with custom trim *  3 spacious bedrooms including 2 master suites *  2 additional sleep/play areas in the loft & bunk room *  Expansive…

Great Images of Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architect Zaha Hadid is known for  her modern, curving designs, like the aquatics center she conceived for the 2012  London Olympic Games. Hadid, who became the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (the Nobel Prize of her field) in 2004, has  designed everything from a…

Bay Area housing prices jump 43 percent

   The Bay Area housing market is on fuego The median home price in the Bay Area ballooned by 43 percent during the past year to $620,000 in June, up from $435,000 a year ago, according to ZipRealty, the Emeryville-based online brokerage. The Bay…

Fracking: The Earth Needs A Good Lawyer

I am growing increasingly concerned about hydraulic fracturing, a water and chemical-intensive method used to extract trapped natural gas deposits. Fracking impacts water, air, soil, wildlife habitat, and human health. One fracking well uses an average of 2 million to 8 million gallons of water; one to two…