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August 2016

Found 51 blog entries for August 2016.

Smithsonian Castle

 Locals know September is one of the best times of the year to be in DC. It’s warm enough to be comfortable outside but has the occasional autumn day that will have everyone digging out their first light sweater (just you wait: the first day it’s in the mid 60s it’s a safe bet you’ll see at least one person breaking out their fall colors. You might even see flannel.)

Since September is also a time for learning, locals know we enjoy one of the best learning institutions around: the Smithsonian. A collection of 19 museums – and a zoo – it’s the largest museum and research complex in the world. Many of us also pass by at least one of the facilities every day.

You can refresh your memory of Smithsonian facilities here: Smithsonian facilities, but

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International premium real estate firm expands in eastern Canada, with newest Québec shop in the village of Bromont

Bromont, Québec – Engel & Völkers, the European-based premium real estate firm, recently announced its newest shop in Bromont – a picturesque city in the southwestern region of Québec – bringing the firm’s global network and exclusive level of service to the area’s diverse market. Led by real estate professionals Luce Deslauriers and Alexandre Fortin, the new Engel & Völkers Bromont will provide its premium service and international reach to clients throughout the Greater Bromont Area. Luce and Alexandre, both fluent in French and English, will serve Bromont and surrounding neighbourhoods including Shefford, Brome-Lake, Dunham,

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New to Market! 64 Heritage Parkway, Bluffton, SC 29910

Three-bedroom open concept home full of enhancements, bursting with incredible community amenities, and conveniently located to Old Town Bluffton!

 

Located in Heritage at New Riverside, a new home community just minutes from Old Town Bluffton and Downtown Savannah, this three-bedroom storybook charmer is loaded with upgrades. Features include stainless steel appliances including a gas range, 42-inch cabinets, crown molding, tile floors, and natural gas heating. The spacious open floor plan combines the kitchen, dining room, and living area seamlessly as abundant natural light fills the space. Incredible community amenities are right at your doorstep and include 5.5 miles of walking trails, a

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Recently the LA, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica offices of Engel & Volkers were able to host an event at the L. A. Louver Gallery celebrating David Hockney's beautiful art work.  The event showcased new pieces by Hockney that were designed on an iPad and printed for exhibition.  The exhibition, titled "The Yosemite Suite," consists of over two-dozen works that depict the landscape and vistas of one of America's most renowned national parks.

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David Hockney is considered one of the most influential artist of the 20th century.  His wide range of talent is demonstrated in the variety of media he has made use of over the years.  Hockney's versatile talents have been seen in his

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Engel & Völkers hosted a special event at the Venice Beach gallery exhibiting the recent works of acclaimed artist David Hockney.

With a commitment to community and an appreciation for the arts, lifestyle real estate brand, Engel & Völkers Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica hosted a special summer evening at L.A. Louver Gallery.

Located in the heart of Venice Beach, L.A. Louver represents and exhibits distinguished American and international contemporary artists. The event celebrated two unique California icons – David Hockney and Yosemite National Park – with a presentation of new iPad drawings by Hockney, who is considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. For this exhibition, titled “The

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Coming Soon! 200 Grandview Court Unit #231, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Third-floor open floor plan condominium is Hilton Head waterfront living at its best! Grandview is a one of a kind residential complex in Hilton Head Plantation, a private golf club community with abundant recreational activities. Outstanding views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Skull Creek Marina, and Pinckney Island Refuge will leave you speechless. 

 

With the turn of a key, you open your door to breathtaking Intracoastal waterfront views. Just steps to the marina, deepwater dock and the Country Club of Hilton Head add to the lifestyle that the premium amenities Grandview Condominium offers. Not to mention, this is situated behind the gates of the award-winning private

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200 Grandview Court Unit #231, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Third-floor open floor plan condominium is Hilton Head waterfront living at its best! Grandview is a one of a kind residential complex in Hilton Head Plantation, a private golf club community with abundant recreational activities. Outstanding views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Skull Creek Marina, and Pinckney Island Refuge will leave you speechless. 

 

With the turn of a key, you open your door to breathtaking Intracoastal waterfront views. Just steps to the marina, deepwater dock and the Country Club of Hilton Head add to the lifestyle that the premium amenities Grandview Condominium offers. Not to mention, this is situated behind the gates of the award-winning private community,

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Maybe you have not driven by this beautiful building, but just by looking at the photos you have to admire its elegance, low-slung horizontality and wondered what it was all about.  It is one of Ft. Lauderdale architect Dan Duckham's Mid Century Modern masterpieces. Dan Duckham was Ft. Lauderdale's pre-eminent Subtropical Modernist architect and local disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Built in 1965 as Robinson's Beauty School, the structure included an apartment for Mrs. Robinson on the second floor. Frank Lloyd Wright's influence was pervasive in the Post-ward period, and through surface details and materials, a loose-knit group of Florida architects sought to adapt Wright's core ideals to the conditions of Subtropical Florida. They did not create slavish

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Eagle County real estate slowed somewhat in July in both total sales volume and transactions. The total sales volume was 19% below July of last year, with $139,255,646 in 2016 versus $171,312,586 in 2015. Year to date, total dollar volume is just 14% below the same time frame in 2015.
 
Transaction numbers were 31% below last July with 151 transactions this year compared to 218 last year. Year to date transactions are 7% below year to date 2015.

July had a wide range of residential sales transactions in all price categories. Here's a breakdown of the transactions in the different price categories for July and for the year to date numbers:

Under $500,000: 45 / 337
$500,000-$1,000,000: 42 / 263
$1,000,001 - $3,000,000: 26 / 166
Over $3,000,000: 9 / 41

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Being in a mountain, resort town, it is easy to find European influences in design and architecture. From the Bavarian influences at Sun Valley Resort to the modern, Nordic designs throughout town, Sun Valley and the surrounding areas clearly lend themselves to mountain-friendly design. However, when it comes to interiors, Scandinavian design is having a big moment. 

The search for simplicity seems to be stronger than ever as home buyers in Sun Valley, Ketchum & Hailey are leaning more towards clean lines, open spaces and intelligent design. By embracing a basic style of design, the home becomes easier to maintain and also easier to sell when the time comes as it more resembles a blank slate for a new owner to make their own. 

Furthermore, homes in

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