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Today’s Farmhouse, Napa Valley Style!

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Luxury Home Magazine San Francisco presents this stunning estate! Located on an exclusive country lane near the premier village of Yountville with stunning views of vineyards and the Mayacamas hill range make this 2± AC estate property magical. 2Olive trees line the gated entry with private driveway to the exquisite 7,352± sq. ft. Owner Residence. Modern amenities throughout enhance the already magical ambience of this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home with NanaWall doors offers a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor. A Cabana Lounge ideal for entertaining, with access to the sparkling pool, outdoor barbeque, regulation size Bocce Court and an “ode to Burning Man” fire-pit make this estate a place of ER&R: Escape, Recharge and Respite. A 1,000± sq. ft. guest residence and a beautifully maintained .88 Acre Cabernet Vineyard complete this incredible property.

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Gina Elliott & James Perry

Pacific Union International, Inc.

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This home has been featured on the front cover of LHM San Francisco Issue 3.5!

LuxuryHomeMagazine.com and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in the Silicon Valley Luxury Home Magazine contact:  Tom Turkington.

October 21, 2015 Posted by | California Luxury Homes, Luxury Home Magazine, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, San Francisco Luxury Homes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Villa La Isla Lakefront Estate in Spicewood, TX

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Luxury Home Magazine Austin spotlights this Villa La Isla lakefront estate. A2rchitect brilliant waterfront estate offers 180 degree panoramic views of Lake Travis, deep water frontage with two boat slips, tram and meticulously landscaped gardens. Built for formal and casual entertaining, its design provides an uncompromising lifestyle.

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Stephanie Nick of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty

This home has been featured on the front cover of LHM Austin Issue 2.2

LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in the Greater Austin Luxury Home Magazine contact:  Tomas Martinez.

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Greater Sacramento Features Paul Hills Construction on Cover

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Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento | Truckee | Lake Tahoe and surrounding areas features on the front cover of Issue 9.2, a custom home design created by one of the most prestigious builders in the area! Striving to be the best of the best, Paul Hills Construction has mastered numerous trades to build the ultimate dream home for their clients. With their award-winning designs, expertise, and creativity, their custom homes have consistently proven to be truly beautiful pieces of art.

One client claims that “Paul gave us something more than just a beautiful home with the highest level of quality construction. He gave us peace of mind that he would be there for us, even after the house was completed. It’s obvious that he truly cares about his clients”.

However, Hills Construction goes above and beyond just design and construction. The Hills Group of Companies tackles landscaping, cabinetry, and their most recent addition: real estate!

The Hills Group knows that buying land for a custom dream home is a large investment for you and your family. Furthermore, when building a custom home, it is often hard to find a lot that satisfies your lifestyle needs as well. With Paul Hills Construction already building and designing your dream home, it would only make sense for them to find your dream lot as well. With their new division of Hills Realty, Paul Hills Construction has sought out the most excellent experts for their real estate team to give clients insight on what type of home site would complement their new luxury estate the best. By adding Hills Realty to their team, the custom home building process could not be any easier!

Paul Hills Construction is known in the greater Sacramento area as an exceptional homebuilder and designer and is now excited to partner up with Luxury Home Magazine of Sacramento | Truckee | Lake Tahoe to announce their new Hills Realty division!

To view more information and photos of their luxurious custom homes visit Luxury Home Magazine Sacramento | Truckee | Lake Tahoe or Luxury Home Magazine Blog.

To find information on how to build your new dream home visit PaulHillsConstruction.com

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April 26, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exclusive And Secluded Retreat Estate, Kauai HI

Luxury Home Magazine of Hawaii showcases this secluded and exclusive retreat estate. Mature landscaping surrounds this unique and beautiful property, ideal for a family gathering or corporate retreat. On the ridge overlooking the verdant Kalihiwai River and Valley, North Shore mountain ranges, and sunsets, the views both inspire and relax.

A few key features include:

  • Main Home of 6800+ SF has 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2 half baths
  • Three Additional Cottages with 5 more Bedroom Suites
  • Separate buildings: Including Yoga/Exercise Studio with hardwood flooring and mirrors
  • Dramatic gated entry drive, covered entry, water features, and elegant landscaping
  • Large designer professional kitchen
  • Large pool ideal for entertaining
  • Private and expansive master bedroom suite
  • Highest quality décor and construction
  • Fully, elegantly, and tastefully furnished move-in condition

Kauai Nani creates a relaxing mood amidst elegance and privacy, yet is near North Shore amenities for dining, shopping, health care, world class beaches and water sports, Kilauea Lighthouse NWR, parks and gardens.

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Donna Rice of Century 21 All Islands Kauai

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LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For more information in the Hawaii Luxury Home Magazine  e-mail:  info@luxuryhomemagazine.com.

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Mizner Style Mediterranean Waterfront Mansion, St. Petersburg FL

Luxury Home Magazine of Tampa Bay showcases this amazing 6 bedroom 6 and a half baths, 8100+ sq. ft., Mizner style Mediterranean waterfront Mansion that sits in the heart of Northeast St. Petersburg on prestigious Brightwaters Boulevard. This home consists of a spacious, separate Guest House, Formal dining room with wormy Cypress ceilings and Formal Living Room. The open, Great Room floor plan is very inviting for family living and entertaining. It has beautiful, year old, Pella French doors which give you incredible views of the open bay, Australian Cypress hardwood flooring throughout and a gorgeous fireplace that sits in the middle of the room as a striking center piece. This home also has a state of the art LeD Home Theater that was recently updated with McIntosh equipment and new screen, extensive Chefs kitchen with butlers kitchen, Dakor Microwave, Kitchen Aid Ice Maker, Franke Bar sink, 2 sub Zero side by side wall refrigerator and freezer, Granite and Custom cabinetry, Viking Convection wall Ovens and subZero Integrated Refrigerator. The Billiards Room and Homeworks Lutron interactive lighting system are just an additional touch this astounding home. The Master suite overlooks balcony with sweeping open water view, own individual Fireplace, exercise room and vast master bath. This home is stunning and turnkey move-in ready.

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Alison Bearnarth of Smith and Associates Real Estate

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LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in the Greater Tampa Bay Luxury Home Magazine contact:  Amber Gamrot.

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Florida Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Own Private Hideaway, Yarrow Point WA

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Luxury Home Magazine of Seattle features the Yarrow Reserve. Never has a destination felt so right. Designed to be your own private hideaway – a place far from the stresses and strains of daily life – where you dictate the pace and the mood. An ethosImage that can’t be imitated, only appreciated. Taddy Karlin design instills an Indonesian aura. Silk screened hand finished wall coverings, centuries old Kuala Lumpur corbels, hand carved mantles and surrounds. Rich color and abundant texture come alive in the night time. Over 185’ of Lake Washington waterfront and a stunning 10,000 square foot home provide views and specific property destinations like few others. Mature grounds specifically designed for private lounging. Few can grasp the property’s significance when viewed waterside. Meditation for the soul, whether your passion is wakeboarding on the Lake, or a few laps in the pool house, or chilling with a book in the relaxation room.

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Larry Williams of John L. Scott Real Estate

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LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in Seattle | Greater King County Luxury Home Magazine click here.

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The Coconut Grove On Kapalua Bay, Maui HI

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Luxury Home Magazine of Hawaii introduces this secluded oceanfront resort. Behind the gates of Coconut Grove you will find a highly exclusive resort on 12 oceanfront acres. Low rise and low density, only 36 three bedrooms populate the grounds. If you enjoy blissful peace and quiet, only the sound of palm trees applauding in the wind and the surf offering a roar of approval, then you have certainly found the place. There are many attractions just outside the gate. World class golf and tennis, amazing restaurants and a host of ocean activities. But for an enclave to rest, relax and reconnect, Coconut Grove is the ultimate island hideaway.

A picture may be worth a thousand words but you need to experience the magnificence of #14 Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay to understand its magic. Unlike the other buildings, #14 offers the unparalleled privacy to the North and South. Due to its elevation, this home also offers an exclusive view of the golden sand. If you have reached a place in life where you can truly pamper yourself and your soul, #14 Coconut Grove on Kapalua Bay is your just reward.

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Ken Harris and Eric Poulsen of Harris Hawaii Realty Group

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LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For more information in the Hawaii Luxury Home Magazine  e-mail:  info@luxuryhomemagazine.com.

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Tuscan Estate With Golf Course Views, Scottsdale AZ

Luxury Home Magazine of Arizona showcases this newly completed Tuscan home that is situated on the Signature hole #7 of the Chiricahua Golf Course. Family and Entertainers dream floor plan 7,450 sq ft! Boasts 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 gorgeous powder rooms. The 12 foot electric telescoping patio doors provide an amazing indoor-outdoor experience for the perfect entertainment setting. Multiple patios surround this stunning home with a magnificent roof deck patio that includes a hot tub and fire ring where you can relax and enjoy the sunset, city lights and breathtaking mountain views. Quality finishes throughout, complete this must see property! Equity Golf Membership included.

5 bedrooms | 6 baths | 7,450 square feet

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Christine May of Keller Williams Realty

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LuxuryHomeMagazine.com and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in the Arizona Luxury Home Magazine contact:  Rosalyn Hightower.

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Steve Jobs | 1955 – 2011

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Arthur Rutenberg Masterpiece, Tampa Bay FL

Luxury Home Magazine of Tampa Bay features this magnificent custom built home. Its living room has absolutely beautiful 2 story arched windows that give a dramatic brightening effect from the gorgeous marbled foyer. This spectacular home has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and an oversized 3 plus car garage, extra large and deep.  It has a den with abundant custom high quality built-ins.  The wonderful spacious master bath has a huge shower with two shower heads.  Its gourmet kitchen boasts double ovens, stainless steel appliances, a 48” Thermador range, gorgeous upgraded cabinetry, large granite breakfast bar, and a granite island.  This amazing kitchen is all open to the large family room with massive custom built-ins.  Very Private Lot!

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Mark McKnight – RE/MAX Top Notch Associates

LuxuryHomeMagazine.com  and LuxuryHomeMagazineBlog.com are a division of Sunshine Publications, Inc. Luxury Home Magazine is a market specific publication featuring Luxury Homes and Luxury Real Estate showcased in a “coffee table magazine” format represented throughout the United States and distributed through the platforms In Print, Direct Mailed and Online Interactive Digital Media. For advertising information in the Greater Tampa Bay Luxury Home Magazine contact:  Amber Gamrot.

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December 10, 2010 Posted by | Florida Luxury Homes, Luxury Homes, Luxury Real Estate, Tampa Bay Luxury Homes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 mistakes people make with heat

Even with a constant flow of information about energy efficiency, homeowners make major heating mistakes that end in higher electric bills and larger environmental footprints.

Here are 10 of those errors, with the cause and effect of each decision.

1. Maintaining a constant temperature

Cause: A persistent myth suggests that you can save energy by leaving the house at a comfortable 68 degrees (a widely recommended winter setting), even when you are sleeping or away at work.

The idea is that it takes more energy for the furnace to reach a comfortable temperature than to maintain that temperature.

Effect: You could miss out on significant potential energy savings by not using a programmable thermostat and adjusting the temperature overnight and during the workday.

Though the impacts of adjusting the thermostat vary based on your climate and other factors, studies show that knocking the temperature down by 10 degrees for eight hours per day can cut heating bills by 5 to 15 percent.

Sure, the furnace will cycle on for a longer period to return to the more comfortable temperature, but it will be far outweighed by hours of savings when it didn’t have to work as hard.

2. Cranking up the temperature to warm up the house

Cause: You come home in the middle of the day to a cold house. You want to warm back up to 68 ASAP, so you crank the dial up to 78 to get the furnace working harder and faster.

Effect: No time is saved in reheating the house. Most furnaces pump out heat at the same rate no matter the temperature. They just cycle on for a longer period to reach a higher temperature.

The furnace will take the same amount of time to return to 68 degrees regardless of the thermostat setting. By cranking up the thermostat, you are likely to overheat the house past 68 degrees and waste energy. Just reset the thermostat to 68, make some hot chocolate, and wait.

3. Closing off vents in unused rooms

Cause: You don’t want to waste energy heating rooms you aren’t using.

Effect: Again, this just wastes energy and makes your furnace run inefficiently because it changes the air pressure in the whole system.

Experts recommend never shutting off more than 10 percent of vents. Sealing your ducts is a more efficient way to save energy.

4. Using the fireplace

Cause: You found some free firewood on Craigslist and think you can burn up some free heating energy while enjoying a romantic fire.

Effect: While we can’t make any promises about increased romance, we can predict increased energy bills. An open fireplace flue may suck more cold air into the house than the fire can radiate into the living space.

5. Using electric room heaters

Cause: You spend most of your time in a couple of rooms, so you figure you will just heat them with space heaters.

Effect: This could lead to higher energy bills and greater fire risks. Generally, a central gas heating system is cheaper and more efficient than a set of electric room heaters. Electric heaters also can be a fire hazard.

There are exceptions. A single energy-efficient space heater in a small, well-insulated room can save energy if the central heater is switched off.

6. Switching to electric heating

Cause: Electric heaters are more efficient than fuel-based systems, so they must be cheaper and better for the environment, according to this popular idea.

Effect: In most areas, simply switching to electric heat leads to higher energy bills and a bigger carbon footprint. Your heater may be more efficient, but most U.S. homes are still linked to coal-fired power plants. These coal plants and their transmission systems are extremely inefficient.

Of course, it’s a different story if you have a large photovoltaic solar array or your utility company uses renewable energy.

7. Replacing the windows

Cause: Those big pieces of glass get so darn cold. They must be the reason your house is so drafty.

Effect: You could spend a lot of money to only take care of part of the problem. Windows must be installed properly to avoid drafts, gaps, and leaks.

Moreover, more heat is typically lost through poorly insulated walls and ceilings than through windows.

8. Replacing the furnace first

Cause: You blame high energy bills on an old, inefficient furnace.

Effect: Your energy bills will still be higher than necessary if you don’t start with cheaper, smaller upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of your home, such as caulking around windows and doors and adding insulation.

9. Upgrading to the most efficient furnace on the market

Cause: You want the sleekest, most energy-efficient furnace available because it will be the most cost effective as well.

Effect: You may end up replacing an over-sized furnace with another (albeit more efficient) over-sized furnace. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that most U.S. homes have over-sized HVAC systems.

Again, insulate and weatherize to maximize efficiency, then get the smallest system that will comfortably meet your heating needs, which will be substantially reduced. Also make sure it is professionally installed.

10. Using incandescent light bulbs for heating

Cause: Incandescent bulbs give off more heat than light, so they must be warming up the house.

Effect: It is hard to see this logic as anything but a weak excuse for holding on to the Edison bulbs rather than switching to CFL and LED lighting.

In fact, one German entrepreneur is marketing incandescent bulbs as “heat balls” to skirt EU laws against the old-style bulbs. However, I doubt he is keeping cozy this winter simply by sleeping with the lights on.

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