Hat tip to daytrip for sending this in:
Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.
The most lavish suite is a 170-square-foot pet paradise with a step-in wash station, handheld sprayer and leash lead; tile walls and floors; a designated drying area with a commercial sized pet dryer; a water station; automated feeders; a large bunk-style bed; cabinets for toys, treats and food; a stackable washer and dryer; a French door that opens to a puppy run; and a flat-screen television set.
Standard Pacific, based in Irvine, decided to offer pet suites after conducting livability studies with homeowners. Pets were a constant theme, said Jeffrey Lake, vice president and national director of architecture for Standard Pacific.
Devotion to pets is second-to-none,” he added. “They are family.
The American Pet Products Association reports that 68 percent of Americans own pets and contribute to an industry worth more than $55 billion annually.
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With the inventory so tight (especially for those wanting to spend less than a million dollars), a remodel project should be considered. We can help!
Here’s the “after” tour of remodel and 700sf addition done by architect Mark Morris on his own house in Pacific Beach:
Here’s a sweep through the hills of La Jolla, where there are still plenty of original-looking homes. I can help you buy one – remember the sale last summer? The remodel tour is coming!
We’re seeing more and more use of the bifold/cantina doors, and you don’t need a big view to enjoy the benefits. Those who are remodeling an older home with a dated look might consider the bifolds as an instant upgrade into the 21st century!
This appears to be the work of a disgruntled tenant (or former owner seeking revenge), because it looks like the water was turned to full volume upstairs, and flooded through three levels. Hat tip to daytrip!
Here’s a tour of remodel and 700sf addition being done by architect Mark Morris on his own house in Pacific Beach – we’ll come back to see the finished product in a couple of months!
Few like the thought of investing time and money into a house to make it right, but there are benefits – today’s sunset starts at the 7:30-min mark:
Here are the before-and-after photos of a full kitchen remodel:
Island counter top is 92″ x 39″:
Estimated cost breakdown:
Brushed quartzite and granite countertops: $4,000
Wolf and Sub-Zero Appliances: $16,000
Stainless steel farm-sink faucet, handles, lighting and fixtures: $3,000
Tile, flooring materials, miscellaneous materials: $2,000
All construction labor and materials, including electric; plumbing: $20,000
Fudge factor: $2,000
Cabinets: Inset New Ashford door style, island paint: Melange Green, Sherwin-Williams; cabinet paint: Dover White, Sherwin-Williams; island countertops: brushed quartzite in Super White; main countertops: Brushed Steel Grey granite; range, hood, microwave: Wolf; refrigerator: Sub-Zero; sink: Artisan Chef Pro Stainless Steel Apron Sink; cup pulls and knobs: brushed nickel.
Watch the whole project start-to-finish in this 3:31-minute video!
This had been on the MLS for less than 24 hours when I went by around lunchtime today, and people were already all over it. Compared to the rest of the recent offerings around La Jolla, it looks like a deal: