When Shanty Wijaya of Allprace Properties decided to take on her latest project—a modern farmhouse in L.A.’s historic Jefferson Park neighborhood—she wanted to create a calming atmosphere with an intrinsic outdoor-indoor living situation inspired by the California-cool neighborhood it was built in.
“This neighborhood is known for its Craftsman-style homes, filled with character and history,” says Shanty. “The layout was very closed off and the finishes were uninspiring. The landscaping was completely bare, unappealing, and empty. Our goal was to transform this standard new build into a character-filled Craftsman-style home that blended nicely into the charming neighborhood.” Working with a theme of modern farmhouse and Craftsman style, she completely restored the newly built 2,000-square-foot home, which includes four bedrooms and three bathrooms on a 5,076-square-foot lot.
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Despite fear, restrictions and the economic downturn that followed the coronavirus, more than half of homeowners who were working on a renovation project before the pandemic were able to continue it, according to a new study.
The survey found that 52 percent of respondents said they were able to continue their home renovation or design project even after the coronavirus was declared.
The ability to continue a project depended on state and local restrictions.
According to the report, 64 percent of respondents in the South were able to continue their projects, which was the highest percentage in
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Fortunately, Uncle Sam has a few tax tricks up his sleeve to help you buy a home, save on home-related costs and sell your home tax-free. Some of them are complicated, limited or come with hoops you have to jump through, but they can be well worth the trouble if you qualify. And during difficult economic times like these, you need … Read More
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