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From Houzz: Swaying From Sleepovers to Dinner Parties in a Colorado Tree House

Architect Missy Brown had been designing and building homes for a long time before she picked up a coffee table book about tree houses around the world. The book’s author was Pete Nelson, one of the foremost tree house designers on the planet.

Flipping through the book, she felt as giddy as a kid in, well, a tree house. So she booked a three-day workshop with Nelson in Seattle to learn the ins and outs — and ups — of tree house design and construction, then began building custom structures in and around Denver. “I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like tree houses,” Brown says. “Even when we’re building them, people get excited and come to watch them being built.”

Her latest design is for a couple who own several hundred acres of land in Vail, Colorado. Walking trails traverse the picturesque property in the foothills, connecting the main house to various picnic spots, small cabins and this new tree house, which hosts everything from grown-up dinner parties to grandkids’ sleepovers.

Read the rest of the article on Houzz and flip through the gallery above!

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Check out this Site: Houzz

 

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Hello Friends!

I just wanted to share a really cool website I recently started using/loving: Houzz. It’s an online community/site that’s completely dedicated to home renovation, interior design, landscaping ideas and more. The site includes photos, similar to Pinterest, but also has information on paint colours and products in those photos, as well as articles written by professionals. You can also find a professional in your area to help with whatever home projects you need.  Give it a try and let me know your thoughts! Check out Houzz.com OR get the app!

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Our Second Flip – Before and After

Happy Friday Friends! I hope everyone had a lovely week and that you got enough of a warm weather fill throughout the week since it’s supposed to cool off for the weekend.

I thought I would do another post on our house flipping. The second house we did was a 4-bedroom two storey brick home in west Pickering (right on the Pickering/Scarborough border) that had been built in the early 1980s. The home hadn’t had a thing done to it since it was built, and offered a perfect opportunity for us. Right price, large lot, steps to the Rouge Provincial Park, and loads of potential.

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For Sale: 1210 Fawndale Road, Pickering

 

Welcome to 1210 Fawndale Road!

This 4-bedroom home, located steps to Rouge Valley Park has been beautifully updated. New kitchen featuring sleek white cabinets with under-cabinet lighting, granite counters, and high-end stainless appliances. The family room is ready for entertaining with a stylish wet bar and wood burning brick fireplace, and the spacious master bedroom has a walk-in closet and spa-like master bath with marble floors, glass shower and freestanding tub. The newly finished basement features recessed lighting, gas fireplace, finished 3-pc washroom and plenty of storage space. Dark hardwood throughout main floor (2011) and new carpet throughout second floor and basement (2012). This entire home has been modernized and shows pride of ownership. Close to 401, Go train, schools, parks, grocery stores, restaurants and more. Just move in!

For more information or to book a showing, contact me today!

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