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August 2017

Found 15 blog entries for August 2017.

When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

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Mill Valley

There really is something special, a lingering feeling of peace to anyone who visits Mill Valley. Sitting right at the bottom of Mount Tamalpais, the small town has held the honor of being one of the safest cities in the United States for years. With its eclectic history and emphasis on culture, Mill Valley is a true gem just a half hour drive from San

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

It’s easy to gush over an architect like Frank Lloyd Wright, or Joseph Eichler, or any one of those personalities who we collectively understand to be in the most influential crowd. How are contemporary architects to be judged, or evaluated? We certainly point to the visionaries like Ma Yansong, for his body of work isn’t even limited to this planet.

What of the more subtle influencers in a nook? What if your

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“Art Deco reflects confidence, vigor and optimism by using symbols of progress, speed and power.”

-Robert McGregor of the Art Deco Trust in New Zealand

 

It’s not a trick of the mind when the term Art Deco conjures images of skyscrapers, fashion, theatre designs, jewelry, movie theaters, radios, and even ocean liners. From post World War I through the Great Depression, the glamour of Art Deco expressed a trust and hope in social progress. It wasn’t just an architectural style; Art Deco became a movement towards appreciating the lavish and luxurious in life. It was considered so fashionable that the style even extended onto book covers, with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s publisher commissioning the artist Francis Cugat for the famous cover of his classic

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When Nook Sales Experts match a buyer with their dream home, the only thing as important as architectural style is the neighborhood. That’s why we’re bringing you the #NookNeighborhoods series, where every Wednesday you’ll find cool history and culture to make sure you don’t overlook an area that could have the best nook for you.

Do you enjoy being involved in your immediate community, within one of the most LGBTQ-friendly neighborhoods in San Diego? Then you should peek at Hillcrest, where an urban lifestyle and small town feel can be found mere minutes from each other.

In the 1870s, the land that would become known as Hillcrest was passed from Mary Kearney, to real estate developers Arnold and Choate, before railroad tycoon George Hill purchased

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Here at Nook, we have a passion for people, places, and properties. There is a reason that we say people first, for what makes a neighborhood special if not the people who live there? Welcome to #TastemakerTuesday, where we’ll feature the visionaries in our favorite nooks who are dedicated to building a better community through their talents.

Ma Yansong is the Founder and Principal Partner of a company in China called MAD Architects. That name alone is intriguing.

It was the almost completed Chaoyang Park Plaza that caught my eye at first, and not just because I’ll be visiting Beijing in the future. I’ve read, seen and written about designs meant to evoke nature, to reflect on their elemental surroundings and draw inspiration from them. The stark

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