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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Exporing Touraine in the Loire Valley

The city of Tours and Château d'Artigny was a good starting point for our self-guided driving tour throughout the Loire Valley of France. Our day's agenda took us through the…

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Chateau d’Artigny

Upon leaving Chartres, France, we headed off to Château d'Artigny near Montbazon, a few miles away from the city of Tours. Sitting along the Indre River in the heart…

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Chartres Cathedral

In addition to enjoying rich cafés, fresh local cuisine, regional wine and chévre cheese, we set out to experience the home to some of the world's greatest…

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Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia (meaning "Holy Wisdom" in Greek) has remained one of the most profound wonders of my study of architectural history and one that I…

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Follow the Creation of a Dream Kitchen!

Step 1: Smart planning is the first key step in developing a successful kitchen. An effective plan promotes increased organization and efficiency. After my initial…

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Quality in Our Home is Sustainable to the Environment

Quality over Quantity Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.Steve Jobs Many of us continue to…

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