Monday, August 25, 2008
However, the median home price for all existing home types was down 7.1% from a year ago. Housing inventory remained high, with available housing growing 3.9%, to an inventory of 4.6 million homes, translating to an 11.2 month’s supply of houses, condominiums, town houses, and co-ops.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Villa Ferrari on Palm Island Miami Beach
The Scott Storch home on Palm Island, otherwise known as Villa Ferrari, is a gorgeous 18,000 square feet home sitting on a 30,000 square feet lot, facing downtown Miami, and is located on one of the best Islands on Miami Beach. Mr. Storch, one of the music business top producers, apparently hasn’t had a top 10 hit in nearly 3 years, and finds himself in a very similar predicament as many american home owners, albeit his house costs a little more than the average american can afford. Just over 2 years ago, he paid $10,500,000 for the property, which, at the time was listed for $13,900,000.
Today, according to Forbes, the producer is in financial straits with regards to the property. There is presently a mortgage lien on the property in the amount of $10,500,000, as well as liens for unpaid electric and security bills. Furthermore, according to Forbes, there are 2 years worth of unpaid taxes on the property to the tune of approximately $500,000. It seems like the famous music producer may have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to save his home from foreclosure. Best wishes, and good luck to Scott Storch.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Another mega post, On Demand!
Indian style bedrooms, or
Bedrooms inspired by India, or
Here they are:
A collection of inspiration for turning your sleep abode into a piece of India!
But wait, this is just Part I of inspiration!
In Part Deux (aka' next post), I will share ideas on how readers outside India can re-create a mini India in their homes. From resources and stores available to you in your continent!
A touch of contemporary, a hint of tradition, loads of creativity and you have the recipe for today's bedroom design
Bed platform made from brick and mortar. Jaali (lattice work) design in the background
Wall mural above the bed with wooden puppets
Understated elegance. Rugs add a touch of color to this room
Hint of Morocco?
Platform beds are quite popular in contemporary homes
Four Poster beds and drapes...
Umm...indulge in yards and yards of fabric! Sarees put to good use here
Beautiful carved headboard
Sumptuous enough for a king..or a queen!
India. Means colors and vibrancy.
India. Also means simplicity and restrain
Charpai type bed
Simple adornment with a flower motif on the wall
And finally a look at traditional rooms. Bedrooms from the opulence of palaces...
Recreate a royal tent by covering the walls with India inspired fabric!
...to the grace of village homes
A bedroom from kutch
End of On Demand! post "India Inspired Bedrooms": Part I
Keep watching for Part II next week!
[Image Sources: A lot of the images are from my personal archive of inspiration files, so unfortunately, I don't have the links. Thanks to all the sources from where I have collected the images over the years. Rest: slh.com, pro.corbis.com, allposters.com)
Friday, August 15, 2008
A charming 3,740 square feet home, situated on a 13,000 square feet lot, with a pool, has just been drastically reduced in price. Just this week, the seller reduced the price from $926,000 to $799,000 to more closely reflect present market conditions.
The house, located at 9650 NE 5th Avenue Rd., in Miami Shores, has 5 bedrooms, and plenty of room for family living. Here is the listing report description of the property:
Unique design and flair exudes in this fabulous Florida contemporary home. A beautiful formal entry introduces a warm and inviting ambiance with lovely natural light and windows that capture the beauty of the Florida tropics. Open kitchen with a center island where large sliding windows overlook the Zen pool and covered deck area. Enjoy the huge family room with mammoth closets. Additional office area, with french doors to the pool and private patio offers the ultimate in privacy for those who work at home. Upstairs you'll find a wonderful master bedroom with a private deck.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
2 creative peeps
One, a therapeutic ayurvedic teacher
Other, an illustrator
and together they are
I came across Jenny and Patrick's flickr set and totally adored the quirky illustrations sketched during their travels in India and Nepal. Their love for chai (tea), and India is clearly seen in Jenny's many sketches
More of Jenny's art work can be found on her site. The couple's travel and chai experiences will be out in a book in fall next year...