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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Design Recipes: Ideas for the perfect outdoor home office – Lifestyle – providencejournal.com

The workplace has transformed. No longer confined to traditional work settings, many people, especially this time of year, may be opting to not only work at home but outdoors. How do you create both the ideal work environment and perhaps a sense of peace? Many homeowners are now investing in both their indoor and outdoor environments to more easily both work and relax in the comfort of their own homes.

Looking for ideas? Here are some functional options to help improve overall tranquility and well-being.

Build a pond

Ponds have long been an ideal source for calm. Add seating and a remote outdoor workspace, and a pond can be a source of both relaxation and creative inspiration.

Add a hammock

Hammocks can be a potential location to read documents or take a

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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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Amazon Is Having a Secret Home and Kitchen Sale

Got a case of the Mondays? If you’re looking to start your week on the right foot, you’re in luck. Right now, Amazon is having a huge sale on a bunch of home and kitchen appliances (including some of its best sellers!) and there are tons of great discounts to take advantage of.

It doesn’t matter if you want to restock your kitchen cabinets, spruce up your work-from-home setup, or make your bed even cozier, Amazon has something for every space. Sure, the retailer has deals to shop every day, but it’s been a minute since it’s had so many great sales going on at once. (It’s almost like a super-secret Prime Day, since the annual event has been postponed for now.)

Not sure where to start? Check out some of Amazon’s best home and kitchen deals below. Now all you have to do is add your favorites to your

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A Hong Kong interior designer made a family-friendly home without compromising on style



a view of a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo


Mid-century modernism and minimalism commingle in this hoo-designed flat in Pok Fu Lam. Photography: hoo

“The details are not the details; they make the design,” wrote legendary mid-century designer Charles Eames. It is a principle held dear by Yu-chang Chen, creative director of interior design studio hoo.

For his latest project, a 1,700 sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Pok Fu Lam, he combined his clients’ mid-century-modern sensibilities with fine textural details, creating a pared-back aesthetic shot through with warmth and luxury.

The owners of the flat, an entrepreneur couple with two children, aged three and seven, wanted to incorporate their existing collection of vintage furniture and make their family home child-friendly without sacrificing on style.

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“Mid-century modern is a popular style and when you’re designing this kind of space, it’s difficult not

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Fire spreads quickly through mobile home in Vancouver

Firefighters rescued a cat from a mobile home fire Tuesday in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood.

Vancouver Fire Department crews were dispatched at 9:49 a.m. to Sky Ridge Estates mobile home park, 13217 N.E. 59th St., for a report of a residential fire.

While en route to the fire, dispatchers relayed that a witness reported someone had entered the home and not exited, Vancouver Fire Department spokesman Joe Spatz said.

The first arriving crew found a mobile home with smoke and flames visible on the inside and outside; thick, black smoke was pouring from the building and flames were spreading to a nearby tree, Spatz said.

Firefighters doused the spreading flames from outside of the home before another crew went inside and extinguished the interior fire, according to the fire department.

No one was found inside the home, but firefighters rescued a cat and reunited it with its owner. It is

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The Best Audiophile Speakers for Your Home Audio System

Speakers are one of the bedrocks of any audio or home theater system, but that’s especially true if you’re building one that’ll last you years (or even forever).

The word “audiophile” is thrown around a lot, but the speakers in this guide have earned that title based on a couple of core tenants: the first is that they offer incredible performance due to their structural design, engineering, and materials. Second, they must have unique attributes that help them stand out among other speakers in their class. The use of proprietary custom technology also ensures you won’t find another pair of speakers quite like the selections below.

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We’ve made sure to select speakers that span the full spectrum of prices. Yes, the gear here is expensive, but in many cases the entry-level speaker in a company’s high-end audio line has inherited features and design tweaks informed by

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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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7 Ways to upgrade your home interior without spending a fortune



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Who doesn’t like to live in splendour? Most people wish to live in cosy, well-designed luxurious homes. But having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight budget. If you wish to redecorate your abode and make it look like a brand-new house, but on a budget, then you’ve landed on the right page. We have compiled a list of ideas that won’t break the bank. 

Upgrading your home interiors doesn’t mean that you have to spent a fortune. With some creativity and good ideas, you can easily redecorate your house in no time. So, before heading out to buy something new, check out these ideas that might inspire you.

Check out the ingenious tricks for decorating your house on a budget.  

1- Proper lighting can bring life to your house. Don’t go for a small and dark room, but an

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Luxury home in Kerala produces all of its own energy

Thrissur-based design studio LIJO RENY Architects has taken full advantage of Kerala’s sunny, tropical climate with its design of The House Within the Grid, a luxury residence that produces all of its own energy via rooftop solar panels. Commissioned by a doctor couple with four children, the solar-powered home is currently used as a holiday escape from the clients’ primary residence in Sharjah; however, the house will eventually serve as the family’s permanent home in the future.

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Located on a slightly elevated half-acre lot in the coastal neighborhood of Andathode, the House Within the Grid encompasses nearly 9,000 square feet of living space to accommodate the primary family of six and the clients’ extended family and friends on holiday visits. To provide privacy to the main sleeping wing, the architects divided the home into two connected yet distinct parallel bays — a single-story bay

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