MODERN MARVEL: Price Reduced on Coeur d’Alene Luxury View Estate

Modern Luxury Home on 10.5 Acre View Estate

Contemporary View Estate on 10.5 Acres

PRICED BELOW REPLACEMENT COST:
Don’t let the sleek lines deceive you! This Contemporary Luxury home, by Award-Winning Architect Gordon Longwell and crafted by Ginno Construction, is anything but SIMPLE.

Smart-design and State-of-the-Art Amenities unpretentiously defer to the true show-stopper of this Modern Marvel: an astounding VIEW.

Almost every space in 4200 square feet feature huge windows to take in that Top of the World vista. Enjoy nature’s splendour from the Main Level Great Room area with Gourmet Kitchen & minimalist wood-burning Vortex Fireplace. Or from the spacious Master Suite with private Deck access & heated tile bathroom flooring.

You might decide to relocate your business to this private estate, because the lower level, which also features that panoramic vista, includes climate-controlled computer room & all the hi-tech office accommodations you may possibly need.

A very large shop is ready for all the latest of computerized equipment and vehicles, in addition to the drive-through 6 Car garage that already accompanies the house.

This estate is located on
10.5 private acres above the Spokane River,
very close to city amenities.

With meadows of lush green grass this property is great for horses, too.

NOW $779,000

SOLD!

Call Christy Oetken

 of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty today:

208-660-0506

Check it out at

http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=78849&mls=11-1078

Take a Virtual Tour!  Visit http://www.5267whighlanddrive.com/

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:47 am
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ON THE LEVEL: 12 Popular Kitchen Trends for 2011

 

Here are some popular kitchen trends for new or remodeled kitchens this year, from our friends at Hibbard Construction.

Popular Trends to Consider

Maximize food prep and dining space. Dual islands, tiered islands and island/peninsula combinations provide space for preparing meals, dining and storage. Pull-out cutting boards and tables can also help to extend food prep space.

Plan functional storage space. Kitchen storage details are important. Add pull-outs to ease organization of your dishes, pots, pans and bake wear. Pull-out pantry units organize cans and dry goods. Drawer storage is the key for keeping utensils in their place.

Use cabinets to create interest in the kitchen. A trend that we’re seeing more in homes is the use of two tone cabinetry in the kitchen. For example, white cabinetry may be installed around the perimeter of a kitchen and dark wood-stain cabinets are used for an island or peninsula. Add glass door cabinets to quickly spot items stored and for display. Open-shelving can be added to your cabinet configuration for both display and storage.

Add under-counter appliances for convenience. Microwave ovens, wine coolers, small refrigerators for beverages and additional cold storage and drawer dishwashers add function to a kitchen. Think about “universal design” when installing appliances for convenience, and place appliances where they can be accessed by all users.

Think “Green”. A simple way of helping the environment is to purchase Energy Star appliances. If you’re interested in a “green kitchen” consider using sustainable products like bamboo flooring, concrete counters, recycled glass back splash areas and recycled wood.

Add a backsplash. Glass tiles, especially those made from recycled glass, are being used more in kitchens for an easy to clean aesthetic backsplash behind sink and stove areas. Backsplashes are also made of solid surface materials, porcelain tiles, laminate and metal. Plan your backsplash to accentuate your style – modern, traditional, cottage, country, Tuscan, or eclectic.

Consider crown molding. Adding crown molding to a kitchen provides a “finished” look to cabinetry. Also, it adds architectural interest to the space.

Combine your kitchen and dining room areas. A dining room is often one of the least used rooms in a home. If your floor plan permits, tear down a wall that separates a kitchen from a dining room. This will open up the space and add function to your home. The expanded space may allow you to add more storage to the kitchen or even an office area.

Trends in Decorating Your Kitchen

Kitchen Lighting. The latest lighting trends this year will include statement lighting and hidden lighting fixtures. Your new kitchen should receive enough natural light during the daytime. You might want to consider the installation of additional windows or perhaps a skylight to make this part of your home sunnier and inviting. Artificial lighting will continue to be hot this year as recessed lights and track lighting fixtures over sinks and cabinets create that soothing glow. Statement lighting fixtures will also make it big this year. Pendant lighting items or chandeliers in wrought bronze, iron and other deco styles will make for a brighter kitchen and, at the same time, add a touch of elegance and glamour. Lampshades are also getting into the kitchen scene this year. Select lampshades with bold colors or graphic prints to make this lighting centerpiece stand out from the rest. This works best for white or neutral colored kitchens.

Kitchen Décor Gets More Natural This Year.

The use of natural materials such as granite, bamboo, or hardwood, is the materials of choice this year. More and more homeowners are shifting away from synthetic materials and stainless steel. From their lighting fixtures, cabinets, kitchen counters, and other accessories, natural materials are the preference. These natural materials not only create a warmer and more inviting space, but they are also more sustainable and durable.

Glass is also slowly making its way into many kitchens this 2011. Glass tiled backsplashes and glass cook tops are expected to dominate this year’s market. Glass tiles are easier to clean, replace and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Moreover, glass containers, glass spice jars and glass water containers, will also remain in the trend as they more durable and airtight.

Color Trends Will Turn Up the Heat.

This year’s color trends will be bold and spicy. Think faded copper, burnt oranges, mottled reds, rich coffee, buttery yellows, warm cinnamon, punchy apricots, and other rich tones. These fiery yet subtle hues will add comfort and depth into your kitchen area. Warm colors also help stimulate appetites. If you are not that into red hues, then try to go for plumy purples, soft greens and even soft pinks.

Contrast is also a big thing for kitchen colors this year.

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 6:00 am
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Gated 15 Acre Coeur d’Alene Lakefront Estate

15 Acre Lakefront Estate on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Reminiscent of an English Country Manor, mortared in Rocky Mountain Granite, this singular Lake Coeur d’Alene gated estate has few rivals. While premium waterfront property typically claims no more than a mere acre or two, this massive gated estate is nestled on a full 15 Acres, on 510 feet of deep water lakefront.

Incomparable cerulean lake views from large Palladian picture windows adorn most spaces of the 7330 sq ft 6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Main House. Generous expanses of Eastern Butternut hardwood flooring, tongue-in-groove vaulted ceilings & hand-hewn beaming grace the interior of this Cross-gabled Tudor Revival.

Interior hallways and a foyer are founded in Idaho Diamond Plate Rock. Grand Stone Fireplace takes a well-deserved seat of honor in the formal living room. Sun-drenched Palladian picture windows frame a breathless blue Lake View from the exquisite Formal Dining room, featuring a built-in sideboard. That St Charles cabinetry is augmented in the Gourmet Kitchen, & faces a full suite of appliances, including built-in refrigerator. The chef who masters this domain is treated to another Lake Vista, as well as a large granite island breakfast bar with prep sink & gas Cooktop.

Fairy-tale Master Suite has a Gas Fireplace framed in a charcoal surround with White Mantle & hearth. The restful watery dreamscape is again a dominant focus to this heavenly retreat.

Trophy room is perfect for any prize: from big game or your Biggest Games. Equipped with a “Murphy” bed and its own bathroom, this could also serve as a 6th bedroom or guest room.

Daylight lower level boasts a Home Gym, Wine Room & Theater Room with two rows of theater-style seating. Also included in lower level are 2 full bedrooms with bath, sitting room and secret safe room.

Main Level Family Room features a wood-burning fireplace in a rocked wall with media niche, flanked by two walls of Lake Views, one of which opens onto an Outdoor Patio.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with paved walkways and stairways, granite rockwork walls, lush shrubbery, colorful flora & Champion-Quality Tennis Court.

The Luxury 1500 sq ft guest house could serve as two separate guest quarters. Main Level has a Rocked Corner Fireplace in the Great Room, Master Suite & Full Granite Kitchen. Upper Level features a Bedroom Suite with Granite Kitchenette. Guest House also features un-impeded Lake viewing.

Scenic patios boast views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and pine-, fir- and tamarack-studded mountains.

By day, bask in sunny North Idaho perfection from the Sandy Beach at the waterfront. Swim fish or launch almost any type of watercraft from the 1110 sq ft, 3-slip Boat Dock with Lift. Gather around the Outdoor Fireplace at day’s end for an evening of star-gazing.

An adorable single-room ‘Duck House’ on the waterfront might be suitable as artist’s studio or a play cabin.

Located five miles from The Golf Club at Black Rock, a world-class members-only community.

Take a Virtual Tour!

Call Randy or Christy Oetken

of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty

208-660-0506

Check it out at www.OwnTheLifestyle.com

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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Gated 15 Acre Coeur d’Alene Lakefront Estate

Reminiscent of an English Country Manor, mortared in Rocky Mountain Granite, this singular Lake Coeur d’Alene gated estate has few rivals.  While premium waterfront property typically claims no more than a mere acre or two, this massive gated estate is nestled on a full 15 Acres, on 510 feet of deep water lakefront.

Incomparable cerulean lake views from large Palladian picture windows adorn most spaces of the 7330 sq ft  6 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Main House.  Generous expanses of Eastern Butternut hardwood flooring, tongue-in-groove vaulted ceilings & hand-hewn beaming grace the interior of this Cross-gabled Tudor Revival. Interior hallways and a grand foyer are founded in Idaho Diamond Plate Rock.

Grand Stone Fireplace takes a well-deserved seat of honor in the formal living room.

Sun-drenched Palladian picture windows frame a breathless blue Lake View from the exquisite Formal Dining room, featuring a built-in sideboard.

That St Charles cabinetry is augmented in the Gourmet Kitchen, & faces a full suite of appliances, including built-in refrigerator.  The chef who masters this domain is treated to another Lake Vista, as well as a large granite island breakfast bar with prep sink & gas Cooktop.

Fairy-tale Master Suite has a Gas Fireplace framed in a charcoal surround with White Mantle & hearth.  The restful watery dreamscape is again a dominant focus to this heavenly retreat.

Trophy room is perfect for any prize: from big game or your Biggest Games. Equipped with a “Murphy” bed and its own bathroom, this could also serve as a 6th bedroom or guest room.  Daylight lower level boasts a Home Gym, Wine Room & Theater Room with two rows of theater-style seating. Also included in lower level are 2 full bedrooms with bath, sitting room and secret safe room.

Main Level Family Room features a wood-burning fireplace in a rocked wall with media niche, flanked by two walls of Lake Views, one of which opens onto an Outdoor Patio.

The grounds are beautifully landscaped with paved walkways and stairways, granite rockwork walls, lush shrubbery, colorful flora & Champion-Quality Tennis Court.

The Luxury 1500 sq ft guest house could serve as two separate guest quarters. Main Level has a Rocked Corner Fireplace in the Great Room, Master Suite & Full Granite Kitchen. Upper Level features a Bedroom Suite with Granite Kitchenette.  Guest House also features un-impeded Lake viewing.

Scenic patios boast views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and pine-, fir- and tamarack-studded mountains.  By day, bask in sunny North Idaho perfection from the Sandy Beach at the waterfront. Swim, fish or launch almost any type of watercraft from the 1110 sq ft, 3-slip Boat Dock with Lift.  Gather around the Outdoor Fireplace at day’s end for an evening of star-gazing.  An adorable single-room ‘Duck House’ on the waterfront might be suitable as artist’s studio or a play cabin.

Located five miles from The Golf Club at Black Rock, a world-class members-only community.

Call Randy or Christy Oetken of Windermere Coeur d’Alene Realty 208-660-0506.  Check it out at www.OwnTheLifestyle.com

Visit http://www.realestate-browser.com/viewdetails.php?nid=79146&mls=11-2666 for more information.

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm
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