My Favorite Space

Favorite Spots Regaled at Hanchett Park Home Tour

Monday, June 8th, 2009

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. Also, stayed tuned to Lookiloos over the next few weeks as we profile each home in greater depth, with stories and photo shoots of great architectural detailing, interior decor, and intimate and grand gardens. Lookiloos had early access to one of the tour’s grandest homes. Here’s the story: Italian Revival Like Hollywood Movie Set

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Willow Glen Home Tourists Name Their Favorite Spaces

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Was it the courtyard in the back with the fountain or fireplace? Maybe the wine cellar with the leather stools. Perhaps it was the glamorous 1930s-style master bedroom, or the original yellow tile in the Spanish bungalow. No matter what, everyone who attended the Willow Glen Home Tour in early May had something to talk about. Take a listen as lookiloos like us talk about their favorite spaces.

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Jill’s Living Room

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Jill Arnone of San Jose talks about her art-filled living room. A nonprofit communications consultant and former City of San Jose Arts Commissioner, she shares her secrets on collecting local art and mixing both antiques and contemporary pieces throughout her home. Visit some of her favorite galleries, MACLA, Works Gallery and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Palo Alto Patio

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Originally a Jersey Girl, Jill Asher, Co-Founder of Silicon Valley Moms Blog, opens up her Palo Alto patio to Lookiloos.  She shares her secrets about creating her version of California indoor/outdoor living and an estate sale find that inspired it all.

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Former Artist Studio

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Joyce Hoffspiegel talks about her favorite space in her Andalusian Spanish Style Home in Palo Alto, CA. As a serial home restorer, she knows a house with “good bones” when she sees it. In this Lookiloos’ video, she talks about renovating this exquisite home and the details that make it perfect for hosting a huge party or a cozy evening for entertaining close friends.

Autumn in the Rose Garden Homes Tour

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Was it the cubbies for the tea pots in the kitchen, or the red chair in the living room? Maybe the salt water pool was the coolest. Or perhaps it was the secret staircase or the mysterious chapel. Guests at the Oct. 18-19 home tour sponsored by St. Martin of Tours school in San Jose tell you their favorite things.

Karen’s Spanish Revival

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Karen McMillan invites us into her favorite space.  A Living Room that has kept to its true Spanish Revival heritage.

Desiree’s 1938 Living Room

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

A lot of Desiree’s life happens in her living room. This is her favorite space.

Julia’s Screened Porch

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

As co-founder of Lookiloos, Julia describes her ultimate entertaining area – her screened porch.