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10. Renovation Completed: the Mud Porch

The mud porch / service porch was the first room that I was willing to lose when we first purchased our home fifteen years ago.  At that time, we had the idea of expanding the kitchen into the mud porch to create an open kitchen / family room. I am glad that we decided to…
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9. Renovation Completed; The Half Bath

Prior to our renovation we had a lonely sole toilet in a closet off of the mudroom. When we rearranged and removed walls we were able to create a half bath with access off of the hallway. It has become ‘my room’ for morning preparation and makeup.  It is a small room, thirty inches wide,…
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My Buyers Are Thrilled (7 Offers and We Won)! San Mateo

  PENDING !My Clients Are Thrilled! We won over 7 other offers!  And they will be moved in and settled by the time the 2nd baby arrives!  Not to toot my own horn, but having an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with the local market can truly make all the difference!  Being an expert…
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8. Renovation Completed; Bathrooms

We were able to carve a bathroom and a half bathroom from the original bathroom and a ‘water closet’.  Typical of these older homes, there had been a toilet in a closet off of the mudroom.  A large utility sink sat in the mudroom, so it was a half bath in essence.  By opening walls…
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7. Renovation Completed; Master Bedroom and Sitting Room

There had been two bedrooms located at the end of the hallway.  When we first moved into the house 15 years ago we opened the back walls and installed French doors.   With this renovation we wanted to create a master bedroom with an area to lounge. We removed the wall separating the two rooms…
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6. Renovation is Completed: The Guest Room

This had been a bedroom with two windows facing the side yard.  The only way to reach this side yard was via the backyard. It had been a neglected and forgotten space. This room was seldom used, except by overnight guests. We removed the hallway wall in the interior, and most of the exterior wall…
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5. Renovation is completed: Moving Walls

The trouble with charming homes built in the 1920’s is that the layout of the floor plan is not conducive to the lifestyle of a 21st Century family. Back then, visitors were received in the formal living room and most of the entertaining was in the dining room.  The kitchen, the service porch, the bedrooms…
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4. Completion of the Renovation; the Kitchen

The major portion of our renovation was the kitchen.  The floor plan of the kitchen remained the same as it had been before our project, however we made better use of the space and updated the room.  The house was built in 1926 and retained its original cabinetry!  In the 1960's some updates had been…
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3. Completion of the Renovation; the Dining Room

What a difference it makes to widen an entry! The dining room is lined with paned windows and is adjoined to the living room by double French doors. It is a gorgeous room, and the perfect setting for a dinner party. But the poor thing was divided from the kitchen by a solid swinging door,…
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2. Completion of the Renovation, the Living Room

The living room was the one room in the entire house that was not touched during the renovation. When we bought the house we fell in love with all of the paned windows, the fireplace, the high ceilings and the hardwood floors. The room had been painted a blue-grey and we had a single sofa…
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1. The Final Product; the Home Renovation is Finished

Done!  It has taken one year, however, we have finally arrived at the end of the project.  We began demolition on our home October 1, 2014 and we just concluded with an open house to celebrate. It is now one year and three weeks later. The home is modest; three bedrooms, one and a half…
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Fall Fiesta! Client Appreciation Party and House Warming 2015

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Stylish, Sleek, Centrally Located, Downtown San Mateo Condominium

SOLD!! 231 North El Camino Real #201 San Mateo With Multiple offers, and closed at nearly 15% above asking price. 231 Midway between Burlingame and San Mateo. Here is an immaculate one bedroom, one bathroom condominium.  Small, quiet building with only 18 units. Deeded parking, and elevator. Stylishly updated with designer grey-toned paint, new carpet…
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SOLD 1601 Royal Avenue, San Mateo

  We just SOLD this move-in ready south Shoreview home. Selling in San Mateo can be such a fun ride! 1601 Royal Avenue - San Mateo This beautiful property was purchased by a couple of investors looking to buy in the mid peninsula.   It was the perfect investment opportunity as the home is in…
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1125 Palomar Drive, Redwood City

Another happy buyer! I'm so pleased that this family of four has finally found their dream home. The property has tons of space for two active girls and an amazing view from the deck.
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1027 Shoreline Drive, San Mateo Listing

Listing in San Mateo SOLD to a most delightful couple from London. They are going to make a happy new home along the water in Harbortown. Congratulations! Welcome to the neighborhood San Mateo County.
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Our Home Renovation: The Finished Guest Room

Look at these beautiful French doors that we installed for the guest room. We also installed curtains to protect our beautiful dark floors in the summertime. The room gives us a lot of options now that we can open it up, but it's frustrating to get everything organized. We still have some big items in…
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