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Sotheby's International Realty Survey reveals preferences of luxurious homeowners worldwide

Sotheby's International Realty Survey reveals preferences of luxury homebuyers worldwide

14 Jul 2014
Homebuyers across the world often ask themselves, "What is the best possible home I could find?" At Sotheby's International Realty, we ask similar questions to get to know our consumers in order to service them the best we can. In the recently published Sotheby's International Realty Luxury Lifestyle Report, we found some answers Read More
How owners of luxury Ventura real estate update fireplaces

How owners of luxury Ventura real estate update fireplaces

16 Nov 2013
While Californians are routinely treated to ample sunshine and comfortable temperatures, weather patterns that arrive during the winter often bring colder air to the region and influence individuals to spend more time indoors. Even though the city of Ventura has a prime location on the coast, its residents tend to see their thermometers' Read More
Ventura luxury real estate owners incorporate upscale garages into property

Ventura luxury real estate owners incorporate upscale garages into property

3 Oct 2013
With its prominent location on the Ventura Freeway, it's of no surprise to many residents of the city of San Buenaventura that some homeowners have a penchant for high-end automobiles. The favorable weather that locals can enjoy year-round makes the area a popular destination for automobile enthusiasts, whether they plan on competing at the Ve Read More
The 3 S's of a stunning sun room

The 3 S's of a stunning sun room

30 May 2013
Abundant sunlight is one of the undeniable benefits of living in California, and many residents take advantage of this particular perk by incorporating attractive and comfortable sun rooms into their homes. With the right layout and furnishings, an otherwise run-of-the-mill sun room can be transformed into a beautiful and peaceful place to spend t Read More
Ventura-based author finally completes his dream house

Ventura-based author finally completes his dream house

8 Feb 2013
It took Richard La Plante more than seven years to complete his new Ventura home, but the result is a one-of-a-kind house that can serve as an inspiration for creative local residents. It is perhaps not an undertaking for the faint of heart - the construction process became so complicated that La Plante considered abandoning it at several differen Read More
Let in the light: How a window upgrade can add elegance to your Ventura home

Let in the light: How a window upgrade can add elegance to your Ventura home

4 Dec 2012
When homeowners settle on a renovation project, they often pick one of a few popular choices: a bathroom upgrade, a kitchen redesign or a new entranceway, among others. However, people who want take a more unique approach to upgrading their Ventura real estate may want to consider making improvements to their windows, as such upgrades can increase Read More
Under the rug: the benefits of painting a floor

Under the rug: the benefits of painting a floor

2 Nov 2012
Home design projects come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, a massive overhaul is needed - whether it be a kitchen modernization or the construction of an elegant porch. These undertakings often require months of planning, extensive professional help and sometimes create a significant disruption to daily routines. Although they can be obtrusive Read More
Ventura kitchen tour could inspire residents

Ventura kitchen tour could inspire residents

5 Oct 2012
When people decide to remodel their home, the kitchen is often the first room to be tackled. More than just an eating area, the kitchen is the place where many families gather for conversation, the room where the majority of entertaining occurs and a space where homeowners often go to unwind after a long day at work. With this in mind, many owners Read More
Bringing creative environments into your Ventura home

Bringing creative environments into your Ventura home

13 Sep 2012
For his day job, Ron Esposito designs environments for major clients like Disney and Le Grand Hotel in Paris. Over the years, he has travelled the world creating vibrant and lifelike settings for rides and attractions. It shouldn't be surprising to learn, then, that he takes great pride in making his own home in Hobson Heights as compelling an Read More