Campbell Cottage

i Campbell Cottage

I fell in love with the charm of this cottage home near downtown Campbell. Who wouldn’t? When you can walk to the best Farmer’s Market in the Bay Area (my personal opinion) every Sunday morning. Look at that window—wonderful light fills the foyer. The living room is spacious with plantation-style shutters. The wood floors are [...]

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Peek of the Week

i Remodeled 1927 Woodside Cottage

This cottage is full of classic charm. The wall of windows draws you in. It feels as if you are living in the treetops. The outdoor living areas are beautiful and relaxing. I can easily picture myself sipping on coffee or a glass of wine—depending on time of day! I have been trying to achieve [...]

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Tuscan Design: Indoor-outdoor, Stonework Galore

i Tuscan Design: Indoor-outdoor, Stonework Galore

A Tuscan home in San Jose’s Rose Garden took advantage of the homeowner’s masonry business, adding stonework and tile indoors and out. Check out the sliding wall of windows to the veranda!

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i Contest: Win Tickets to Rose Garden Homes Tour!

Feel that crispness in the air? It’s home tour season! And Lookiloos is giving away two pairs of tickets to the 2011 Rose Garden Homes Tour in San Jose this weekend, Oct. 15-16.

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Inside Stories

Neoclassical Victorian Fully Restored with New Master

i Neoclassical Victorian Fully Restored with New Master

Rebecca and John Lane were avid fans of “This Old House” and looking for a new project when they first laid eyes on this 1905 Neoclassical Victorian. The house with its Roman-style round columns and dental moldings was in nearly original condition, but needed a lot of work.

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i Decorative Tile Fills Spanish-Style Home

A San Jose family revives an old Spanish-style house, adding special tile from Mission Tile West. And with floral displays from designer Jose Ibarra, the effect was stunning for the Rose Garden Homes Tour.

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i Charming Cabin Style at San Clemente Rancho

Deep in the hills behind the Carmel Valley, retreat-seekers have found San Clemente Rancho, where modern organic, Americana and rustic styles have found a home in vintage cabins.

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Looki What I Found

Looki What I Found: My Two Favorite Things

i Looki What I Found: My Two Favorite Things

I’m not big on after dinner drinks. They just are too sweet for my taste. I decided a little experiment was in order—mixing two of my current favorite things Mionetto Prosecco and Ciao Bella Sorbet. The result was exactly what I was hoping for. This little after dinner cocktail really hit the spot. Perfect for [...]

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i Looki What I Found: Your TV is Art

That big ol’ flat screen TV in your family room never looks better than during the Superbowl, right? Well, what about when the TV is off and that massive piece of electronics you salivated over becomes an overpowering focal point — the big black hole? Hiding TVs has been a chronic conundrum for designers, architects [...]

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i Logitech Harmony Remotes – Livingroom Hero Giveaway!

Logitech and the entire Harmony line has finally come to along to solve the problem of managing multiple remote controls and devices. Count ‘em up – flat screen TV, surround sound speakers, DVD player, apple TV, cable TV and video game consoles fill my living room with remote controls!

We love the Harmony Remotes and know you will too, there are 5 types in the Harmony line from the Harmony 300i which manages 4 devices to the Harmony which is touch screen. We are giving away a Harmony 650 to one lucky reader…

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Q & A

Looki: A Valentine Craft!

i Looki: A Valentine Craft!

Valentine’s Day should be all about crafty gifts—things you make—from the heart! Right?

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i Looki: I Did It Myself

Ten years ago we remodeled our cute little home, because the duct tape we were using to hold it together was starting to peel. I never really gave too much thought about a front porch—but thank goodness my fabulous architect did! When we got the first round of plans, I loved the front porch. I [...]

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i All In The Family Jeans

Jeans are being used for everything these days from insulating homes to just about a million different crafts. A few years back a friend of mine had made this wonderful quilt using old jeans. It was beautiful. At that moment, I started saving every pair of out-grown, worn-out and not fit to be worn in [...]

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This Darned House

Lookiloos: Home (finally!) for the Holidays

i Lookiloos: Home (finally!) for the Holidays

Lisa Murray was getting down to the wire. House guests from Australia were expected that afternoon, barely two weeks after she moved her family of four out of their tiny cottage on the back of the property and into their newly remodeled house in Los Gatos. Unpacked boxes were everywhere. Only the living room and [...]

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i This Darned House: A Wet Winter Destroys Heirlooms in Remodel

A Los Gatos couple lose family heirlooms in the end stage of Los Gatos remodel and feel like they are “limping to the finish line.”

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i House Remodel Means No Water and Lots of Poison Oak

In the midst of a major house remodel, Lisa Murray encounters poison oak and plumbing problems. Can anything be easy? See how she and her family of four — and dog Milly — deal with it…

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My Favorite Space

Favorite Spots Regaled at Hanchett Park Home Tour

i Favorite Spots Regaled at Hanchett Park Home Tour

Perhaps this woman on the Hanchett Park Home Tour summed it up best when she said, “It’s such a surprise to see all these gems all around.” The little known San Jose neighborhood opened five historic homes, from California Craftsmen to an Italian Revival in late May. Listen to what they liked best and check out photos of these unique homes.

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Unreal Estate

Unreal Estate: Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes

i Unreal Estate: Luca Brasi Sleeps with the Fishes

Here’s an offer you can’t refuse—The Godfather house is on the market. For $2.9 million you can own a piece of Hollywood history. Along with the sale you get one of Marlon Brando’s cue cards and a piece of the stone wall the studio created out of canvas. This home needs some updating, but c’mon [...]

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