Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 3 of 3): Quality + Balance

As my family’s soccer trip to Valencia came to an end, we reflected that true prosperity flourishes in the balanced Valencian way of life. The…

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Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 2 of 3): Artistry + Progress

As Valencia progresses into the 21st century, this city built over two millennia works to maintain her heritage. Quality development balances artful modern construction with…

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Valencia: The Luster of Spain’s Third-Largest City Illuminated (Part 1 of 3): Her Allure

Valencia doesn't seem to realize how beguiling she is, which only adds to her charm. As the capital of a once-prominent region, this unpretentious city…

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Honoring Inspiration and Quality: Paris Notre Dame, the Masterpiece

Certain places throughout the world exude quality and inspire each of us to be the best version of ourselves. In Paris (and throughout France, for…

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El Dorado Hills: on the Brink of Change

El Dorado Hills, once on track to be one of America’s best towns, still has an opportunity to lead the movement toward more thoughtful development.…

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Demand Elegance: Block Big Box for EDH 52

Developers recently submitted plans to construct a large-scale commercial complex on property in El Dorado Hills at the north end of highway-50, flanking Silva Valley…

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Hearst Castle

This lavish estate, inspired by Spanish Colonial and Mission style architecture, was the ultimate achievement of architect, Julia Morgan. The Hearst Castle remains a symbol of…

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California Spanish Mission

Between 1769 and 1833, Franciscans missionaries, led by Friar Junípero Serra, established 21 settlements along the coastline of Alta California to spread the Catholic faith among…

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Monticello

Inspired by the classics, Thomas Jefferson's iconic home in Charlottesville, Virginia--whose name Monticello means "little mount" in Italian--has become an American icon. In 1987, 200 years…

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