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27 04, 2017

Ashley Tisdale Sells Her Studio City Home for $2.66M

By | 2017-05-15T13:40:27-07:00 April 27th, 2017|California builders|0 Comments

Hollywood multi-talented artist and producer and her husband, Christopher French, are selling their luxury Cape Cod home in Studio City for $2.66 million. The 4,976 sq. ft. luxury home has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, a home theater, and Caesarstone countertop kitchen and Thermador appliances.
Studio City Luxury Home

Actress Ashley Tisdale Selling Cape Cod in Studio City for $2.66M

If they weren’t busy enough with show business, the couple might also be exploring careers in house-flipping. Variety reports the duo owned the Cape Cod-style abode in Studio City for just over a year before putting it on the market… Read more at

The state-of-the-art luxury home also includes high-technology features such as a Control4 system to control the lighting and music throughout the entire property, a security system with 8 security cameras and a Jandy Wireless Remote. Outside the house, there’s a huge backyard with a covered patio, saltwater pool and spa, with a barbecue area that has a trellis roof.

Studio City Luxury Home

This Is What Ashley Tisdale’s $2.7 Million House Looks Like

Just a year after buying her home for $2.5 million, the High School Musical alum is moving on out again and listing her current abode in Studio City. The actress is selling her five-bedroom, six-bathroom home for $2.7 million, according to Trulia. Built in 2015, the Cape Cod-style residence sits at 5,000 square feet and boasts luxuries such as five en-suite bedrooms, dual walk-in closets… Read more at Celebuzz!

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20 07, 2016

7 Outdoor Custom Kitchens That Will Make Your Mouth Water

By | 2017-01-18T16:28:53-08:00 July 20th, 2016|California builders, custom homes|0 Comments

Outdoor kitchen

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The outdoors are calling. Loudly. After all, no one wants to be inside when the weather outside is so welcoming. Consider the fate of the indoor chef—closed off and cooped up, chopping, mincing, and broiling away while everyone else is outside enjoying a frosty beverage.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! Hence, the booming popularity of outdoor kitchens. Whether your backyard setup is a humble hibachi accompanied by a rolling countertop or you have top-of-the-line outdoor appliances surrounding a ginormous grill, the joy of cooking alfresco can’t be denied.

With the aim of stoking your coals into constructing a dreamy outdoor kitchen space, we looked for the coolest outdoor kitchens on the market. What we found will please even the most discriminating gourmand.

So fire up the barbecue, make yourself a margarita (on the rocks, salt optional, fresh mint mandatory), and join us on our journey into backyard nirvana.

5914 E Lafayette Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Price: $3,095,000
Appetizing amenities: When you’re in the desert, figuring out the best time of day to use your outdoor kitchen is high priority. For summer days (and nights) when the temperature doesn’t dip below 100 degrees, you may want to bite the bullet and roast your wild boar indoors. But for cooler mornings and late-nights meals, nothing will beat this thoroughly modern showpiece outfitted with abundant counter space, grill, refrigerator, and sink. (Consider investing in a strategically placed misting machine to keep things chill.) Oh, and did we mention the built-in beer tap? Bottoms up!

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ


191 El Caminito Ave, Campbell, CA

Price: $2,395,000
Appetizing amenities: In the San Francisco Bay Area, great restaurants are easier to find than absurdly superstar-laden NBA teams. However, this spectacular outdoor space may make you think twice if you don’t feeling like staying home and cooking. Boasting a grill, stainless-steel drawers, and amazing brick work, the true highlight is the outdoor wood-burning pizza oven.

Campbell, CA

Campbell, CA


18717 Woody Creek Dr, Edmond, OK

Price: $1,400,000
Appetizing amenities: With lovely lake views from the backyard kitchen, there’s no way a buyer wouldn’t swoon over this open-air cooking space. Granite countertops feature a built-in fire pit. Of course, there’s a gorgeous grill, but we’re most intrigued by the built-in Kegerator. (Notice a trend here?)

Edmond, OK

Edmond, OK


2324 N Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL

Price: $16,900,000
Appetizing amenities: This thoroughly modern outdoor kitchen backs up onto Biscayne Bay. After a day of boating (or partying), retreat to this covered oasis, belly up to the bar, and let someone else fire up the two grills.

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach, FL


5856 Lago Lindo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Price: $5,995,000
Appetizing amenities: We love the Spanish-style tiles that surround this miniature kitchen featuring a wood-burning Mugnaini pizza oven. The main debate of the day should always be whether mushrooms belong on a combo pizza.

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rancho Santa Fe, CA


4013 Cornwallis Camp Dr, Charlotte, NC

Price: $985,000
Appetizing amenities: Priced below a million bucks, this home is the bargain of our high-end bunch. It features an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and grill. We’d sure love to spend time under the trellis and dig into a meal by the fireplace.

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC


1594 W Buffalo Rd, Galien, MI

Price: $2,450,000
Appetizing amenities: This Michigan spread on nearly 38 acres doesn’t have an ordinary outdoor kitchen. No, the word kitchen doesn’t begin to cover it. This place features a “fully-equipped cooking pavilion” with rotisserie oven, pizza oven, grill, and self-cooking oven. Whatever you call it, just don’t call us late for dinner at this place.

Galien, MI

Galien, MI

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26 12, 2015

Tips For Selecting The Right Floor Plan for Your Custom Home

By | 2017-01-18T16:30:56-08:00 December 26th, 2015|California builders|0 Comments

floor plans by Diditan GroupBuying a home for yourself or for your family is an exciting time. The sheer anticipation of living in a new neighborhood with new people can be exhilarating.

It’s important when choosing your home, however, that you also select the right floor plan for the way you live. Don’t let this facet of home ownership be overshadowed by the glamour of choosing a house by its exterior only. When it comes right down to it, your floor plan dictates how you will live every day in that new house and neighborhood.

Here are some essential tips that can help you select just the right floor plan for your home.

  1. Focus on the design and aesthetics you’re looking for.

One of the first things that you need to take into consideration is your style of interior design. When you have design ideas in mind, it’s critical that your floor plan complement those ideas. The last thing you want is for your floor plan and design ideas to work against each other.

Are your ideas traditional? Modern? Can you visualize how your floor plan will work with the design elements you’ve chosen or have an affinity for?

  1. Measure both the positives and the negatives.

A closed floor plan with life-sized walls and doors and other furnishings can make your home look neat and traditional. However, with the amount of sunlight that gets in, your heating and cooling bills may also increase. Or if you opt for a modern floor plan, the spaciousness of your home could turn out to be a hindrance if your home has young children and you work several hours a day in your home office. That spaciousness that looked so inviting in magazine layouts may end up reducing your productivity and causing you grief.

Before you seal the deal on a floor plan, be sure to imagine both the pros and cons of what actually living in that space will mean to you on a daily basis.

  1. Don’t agree blindly; know the costs.

Once you’ve found a floor plan that looks attractive to you and the way you live, determine the cost of implementing it before you start the project. If you aren’t careful, you may run the risk of going over your budget. Always feel confident about the approximate costs you will incur–and if you don’t know, find out!men looking at computer selecting home floor plans

  1. Can the floor plan be modified?

There’s a question you need to know the answer to. When looking for the right floor plan for you, always ensure that you can modify it over time in order to accommodate the changing needs of your family. When you discover you’re unable to move the closet to a different room or you can’t knock out a wall or put on an addition or deck, you’ll understand too late the importance of choosing a floor plan that can be modified. And that once dreamy floor plan may end up feeling like a nightmare if it doesn’t allow you to live the way you’d like a few years down the road.

Take a look at the floor plan you’re considering again. Does it work well with your design ideas? Can you imagine yourself living in it the way you’d like? Do you fully understand the associated costs? And will it allow for the changes you can foresee for you and your family in the future? If you can answer yes to all of these questions, you’re vision of the future is much more likely to turn into a joyful reality.