Day 35: Cozy as a cottage

Features that I love include a sitting/living room with a fireplace right when you enter from the front door. It’s nice to enter the house into such a cozy space before walking through the hustle and bustle of a kitchen. The backyard has decorator touches such as wrought iron railings and lantern-style hanging light fixtures from the covered patio. There is plenty of space in the backyard for kids to roam or a garden to grow. This house is a hidden gem. I hope it gets some love from a forever family soon.

Day 34: The sound of silence

Silence is golden. The endless chatter of our busy lives can be incredibly overwhelming at times. I dare anyone to dispute that. Kids, jobs, housework, personal care, exercise, hobbies…the list of responsibilities creating noise and havoc goes on and on. Sure, there are some enlightened ones out there who have discovered the key to balance and peace, but most of us are not those ones. Most of us stumble through our noise lives grabbing bits of relaxation whenever the opportunity arises; searching for silence.

Day 33: I’ll see you on the creek side

Today’s tour is another home in Quail Lake. I’m trying to provide a lot of diversity in the types of homes I write about, but some days it’s just crazy hard to get to one that’s any further than a half a mile from my own home, which means Quail is my default on those time crunch days. The beauty of today’s house is that, although is is in Quail Lake, it is in a section of the community that many people don’t even know exists!

Day 32: Christmas in September

Anyone who has lived in Fresno for a stretch of time has probably been to Christmas Tree Lane. Am I right? It’s grown since I was a kid, but so much has remained the same and even gotten better! I now love taking my own kids on a drive down Van Ness when it’s all gussied up for the holidays. The thing about old Van Ness is that it’s a beautiful street all year long.

Day 31: A Hidden Gem

One of my favorite aspects of this blog is that I have discovered parts of Fresno and Clovis that I never knew existed. I’ve lived here four decades, so I truly didn’t think there were any stones left unturned, but I’ve been proven wrong time and time again.

Day 30: Go Tiny or Go Home

But, hidden among the bigness that spans our nation as far as the eye can see, there is a growing movement toward tiny. Tiny houses to be exact. They are multiplying like rabbits all across the nation. What could be the motivation behind this movement that seems to be so counter-intuitive in the land of Super Size Me?

Day 29: A Tale of Two Condos

Every once in a while a great investment opportunity surfaces, and if you are looking at just the right time (or have a Realtor looking on your behalf), you might be able to grab one. A couple of days ago, I received a lead about someone wanting to see a condo in South East Fresno.

Day 27: A Stark Comparison

The house I toured today is on the same block and is the same model as one from a few days ago in Quail Lake. At first I was hesitant to profile a house so similar to one I already wrote about. However, my mind was changed when I walked in and realized just how different these two houses are, despite being exactly the same model. It’s incredible how much different design choices can change the aesthetics of a house. Take a look for yourself!

Day 26: Where do I start?

This little gem is tucked away on a quiet street north-east of Kings Canyon Ave. and Fowler Ave. From the outside, it appears to be your average 1990’s tract home, but upon entering, I discovered that it has been completely remodeled and modernized.