Stunning 3-story Galveston-area bayfront home with pool, boat lift, endless water views listed for nearly $1.23 million

HOUSTON – A stunning three-story Galveston-area bayfront home with a pool, boat lift and endless water views just splashed onto the market for $1,225,000.

Built in 1989, the contemporary estate at 128 Quayside Drive in the Village of Tiki Island stands out among the rest of the homes in the area due to its unique wood exterior.

The single-family home sits on .11 acres and sports nearly 3,000-square-feet of living space, three to four bedrooms and three full baths.

Highlights include an open floor concept, towering ceilings and a huge deck suitable for large gatherings.

Here’s a look at the description from the HAR listing:

“Stunning bayfront with a pool and amazing views. Completely remodeled in 2017 with top of the line designer finishes. No expense was spared. Thermador appliances, recent A/C’s, gorgeous wood flooring, elevator shaft, huge decks, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchen, incredible lavatories, security cameras inside, and out.

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Elizabeth Stuart: Home offices reflect function, beauty and comfort | Business

Elizabeth Stuart’s design firm and retail store has been a staple in Mount Pleasant since 1996. Its subtle and sophisticated exterior tucked off of Coleman Boulevard reflects the designer’s unique style: Refined, eclectic and sophisticated with unexpected glimpses of beauty.

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Mixing mid-century with a natural palette, Stuart designed this large and luxurious office space for a home on Sullivan’s Island. Photo/Elizabeth Stuart.

Stuart and her team work with private residential clients and beyond – from multifamily spaces to large commercial projects, her designs are mindful interpretations that are intended to have a profound effect on one’s daily life – whether that be within an expansive living area, an outdoor garden space, a home office or a nook off a dining room to serve as a home office.

Gathering lighting, upholstery, jewelry and other one-of-a-kind pieces from around the world, her designs have appeared in California, Texas, Florida, Charleston and Georgia.

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The 10 Best Outdoor Home Upgrades for Your Money

Many of us are focused on home this summer. One great way to take advantage of the warm weather is to make improvements to the exterior of your house.

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On the whole, remodeling is more a consumption purchase than an investment. Rare is the remodeling project that recoups 100% of the cost. And even fewer remodeling jobs actually make money for the homeowner. A remodel, instead, lets you enjoy an upgraded home, or prepare your place for resale.

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Nevertheless, some projects pay back better than others.

Remodeling Magazine, which assesses home improvements for their return on investment for its annual Cost Vs. Value report, rates the following upgrades as the best uses of exterior remodeling dollars in 2020. All numbers represent national averages.

1. New manufactured stone

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Vinyl siding loses lead as top cladding for new homes

Vinyl siding has lost its 25-year lead to stucco as the most popular cladding choice for newly constructed houses, while fiber cement gained ground to round out the top three exterior wall materials.

Stucco was installed on 27 percent of the 903,000 single-family houses built in 2019 compared to vinyl siding on 25 percent and fiber cement on 21 percent, according to the characteristics of new housing data collected in a survey of construction by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of the other exterior siding materials, brick was installed on 20 percent of new houses, wood on 5 percent, and “other,” as in concrete block, stone and aluminum, on 2 percent, the survey says.

In the latest shift, stucco gained 2 percent, fiber cement picked up 1 percent, vinyl siding and brick each lost 1 percent, and use of wood and other materials held steady, the survey also says.

The figures,

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Check out This Viral TikTok of a Major Home Renovation

It should come as no surprise that our favorite kind of glow ups at House Beautiful are of the interior design variety. Whether it’s an attic-turned-dream closet or upgraded vacation homes, we love to see home transformations. So that’s why our new favorite TikTok may just be this home reno that’s going viral on the site.

Posted by TikTok user Christine Higgs (@_forthehome) just a day ago, the video has already racked up nearly 700,000 views. And it’s easy to see why: In just 15 seconds, Higgs takes viewers through an incredible home transformation, with end results you’ll want to add to your Pinterest boards.

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The start of the video shows the interior spaces—many of which are unfinished—and the

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Arko Exteriors Blaine Launches Blaine Roofing Company

Arko Exteriors Blaine Launches Blaine Roofing Company

Arko Exteriors Blaine has launched a Blaine roofing company. The company notes that it has provided exceptional service for thousands of commercial and residential owners in Blaine and the surrounding areas when it comes to storm damage. As a Blaine roofing company, the company further explains that it has built its reputation on customer satisfaction. The cornerstone of the company’s success comes from its commitment to its customers.

BLAINE, Minnesota – Arko Exteriors Blaine has launched Blaine roofing company. The roofing company further observed that it offers timely, accurate, and professional inspections to prevent frivolous claims and determine damage. When it comes to the insurance claim process, the company reiterates its commitment to work hand-in-hand with its clients all through the process. As a homeowner, the major hassle you will have to deal with is with insurance claims. Since the company has experienced staff who have frequently worked with

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Home inspectors uncover the ordinary, the odd and the unexpected

Most real estate agents will tell you that home inspectors are essential to closing a deal. Inspectors are hired to thoroughly examine a house and point out any flaws. Everything from cracked and shifting foundations to HVAC problems will be listed in the inspection report. It is also not unusual for inspectors to find water damage, aging roofs and nonfunctioning ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) reset buttons. In older homes, especially in rural areas, the wiring is often a problem. Other common issues include:

a hand holding a cell phone in front of a building: Home inspectors are hired to thoroughly examine a house and point out any flaws.

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Home inspectors are hired to thoroughly examine a house and point out any flaws.

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Mustafa Aktepe is a franchise owner with National Property Inspections (NPI) Northwest San Antonio.

• Poor grading and drainage

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This house had the panel used to disconnect the air conditioning mounted between an outside column and an exterior wall.

• Inadequate

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Exterior Features to Double Check During Your Next Home Tour

For potential homebuyers, the days of leisurely touring weekend open houses are on hold. Even as coronavirus restrictions begin to lift, virtual tours are still happening, and buyers and agents are being selective about in-person showings.

a close up of a flower garden in front of a house: Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.

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Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.

If you’re relying on video footage or trying to get in and out of a property quickly, it’s easy to focus on the interior and forget that there’s a world outside that needs to be explored. Here are some exterior features you don’t want to miss.


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Driveways and walkways

While a long, tree-lined driveway is picturesque, remember that it is also the homeowners responsibility to clear that snow. If hours of snowblowing every year doesn’t appeal to you, you may want to rethink a long driveway in Michigan.

And check the condition of both the driveway and walkways.

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6 reasons for why you need the roofing experts for your house?

We know you love doing everything all by yourself and that’s not surprising at all because in today’s world everyone is encouraging the DIY approach. But still there are a lot of things that cannot be done without taking help from the professionals. It is true that you can find a big number of tutorials online and watch the videos to stay updated to all the happening and even learn each and every step to perform, still we have our reasons to present to you for choosing the professionals for doing the jobs such as Sydney roofing and many others.

So here we are going to talk specifically about the roofing professionals, what they have to offer to you and why hiring them for the roof jobs, would be something ideal.

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New West Dallas homes bring high design to an urban neighborhood

One of Dallas’ oldest neighborhoods is home to a cutting-edge new residential community.

Called the Haciendas, the project will include more than six dozen high-design homes being built near Fort Worth Avenue in West Dallas.

The one-of-a-kind development is a project of Oaxaca Interests, the same company that built the popular Sylvan Thirty mixed-use development on Sylvan Avenue west of downtown.

Just a few blocks away, Oaxaca Interests has built the first four of what it plans to be a larger group of style-forward houses on North Edgefield Avenue.

Designed by award-winning architect Lake Flato of San Antonio and Austin, the homes marry an outside industrial look with bright and airy interior spaces.

They range in size from 1,550 to just under 1,900 square feet, with stucco exteriors and metal roofs, and they’re built in joined modules.

“The kitchen and living area is in one module, and the primary bedroom

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