Lovingly built custom estate in Visalia

31760  Chelsea Rd,  Visalia, listed at $649,000.
Take a look at this truly custom estate in northeast Visalia.

Your experience begins when you enter the 14-foot foyer that opens to the living room. Through the archway in the living room you will find yourself in the formal dining room and then to a music/game room with wall of cabinets.

The gourmet kitchen has an island with a vegetable sink and wine refrigerator. Your inner chef will love the Viking gas range, Bosch dishwasher and upgraded fixtures.

The walk-in pantry is terrific, along with the butler's pantry, featuring cherry cabinets.

A comfy nook overlooks a spacious patio. Through the wide hall you pass by the library, a 2nd bedroom and bath, and enter the elegant owner's suite.

The bath features a jetted tub and huge walk-in closet with Sola Tube (5 in entire home) and walk-in shower.

Near the kitchen a 3rd bedroom/office has a full bath! This room could be an excellant mother-in-law suite because it has access to the patio.

There is quality-crown molding, 6 Ext. Walls, Central Vacuum system, a whole house fan, surround sound and its plumbed for water softener.

The shop features a 1/2 bath, 2 roll-up doors and RV Barn at the rear.

The building pad is raised up so there are no drainage issues on the property.

It's obvious a lot of love went into planning and building this dream home of a lifetime. Owner may carry 1st TD with substantial down.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

Look at this in-town half-acre estate

3030  W Iris Ave,  Visalia, listed at $474,000.
This is an incredible deal for an in-town half acre estate in Visalia. Listed now at $474,000.

This Royal Oaks home has it all. Enjoy a sparkling pool and spa with a waterfall. It also has a fitness center that includes a steam shower and sauna (335 square feet).

Inside this 3,108-square-foot home are floor-to-ceiling windows at the front and rear of the house, creating lots of natural light in the open living area and offering great views of a lush park-like yard.

There are tile floors in the entry, hall, living room, kitchen, laundry and owner's suite. There is a fourth bedroom/office with full bath, offering lots of privacy.

The remodeled kitchen has raised-panel cabinets, a center island with vegetable sink, roll-out shelving, pantry, and a SubZero refrigerator.

There are skylights in the vaulted wood ceiling, extending into the dining room with oak floors and another skylight - all electronically controlled.

The spacious guest bedroom wing has full bath and a 11'X16' family/computer room.

The owner's suite has a wall of windows overlooking the patio and yard with vaulted a ceiling. The three-sided fireplace splits the elegant, remodeled bath area with top-set sinks, jetted tub with leaded glass backdrop, a huge shower and a walk-in closet.

This unique property is a must see. For more information and pictures, click here.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364

Create a beautiful - and functional - outdoor room

(ARA) - As the weather warms and the days grow longer, who doesn't happily anticipate opening windows and doors to let the fresh air in? And once we think about bringing the outdoors in, our imagination naturally goes the other way, as well - bringing the indoors out. It seems that our love affair with backyard entertaining heats up around this time every year. Whether it's a quiet family meal under the stars or a backyard barbecue for dozens, the appeal of outdoor living is undeniable.

Home improvement expert Leslie Segrete says: "Your outdoor space doesn't have to be uncomfortable just because your favorite couch isn't there. With an expanded selection of outdoor pieces available now - and at all price points - it's easier than ever to set up a charming space that can serve as the perfect backdrop for small family gatherings or the big neighborhood bash."

Segrete offers some advice on how to create a beautiful, functional - and most importantly affordable - outdoor room no matter what your color scheme, whether it's apple green, citrus orange or other hot colors of the moment. With just a little work, your outdoor area will be the family's favorite gathering spot from spring through fall.

Start with the basics.
The hot trend right now is to make your outdoor space as put together as your indoor living spaces. Kmart's Country Living collection offers a large selection of beautiful and versatile patio furniture at an incredible value that will enable anyone to transform whatever space they have into an inviting outdoor living area. Whether it's upholstered cushions, a fast-drying sling chair, items made from resin, aluminum or steel, there is something available to suit every taste and every budget. And with the coordinated sets that are readily available, one doesn't have to be an interior designer to put together a beautifully designed space.

Follow the same design rules you use in your home.
Look for big items (such as sofa and chairs) in a neutral palette and add a pop of color with accessories. For example, cushions can provide a welcome splash of color, as well as make the space more comfortable and inviting. Just as it is in indoor spaces, lighting your outdoor space is key: Add a lighted chandelier or string a few party lights to illuminate the area. An outdoor fire pit can provide heating and light at the same time; it's a perfect addition for when the evenings are still cool.

Tulare home offers great master suite

2175 Stevenson Ct Tulare, listed at $168,500.
This unique custom home in Tulare is located on a spacious cul de sac lot in California Estates.

With 3 bedrooms and two baths, this 1,624-square-foot beauty is a must see.

The entry leads into an open foyer that can be a second living area, open den, or showcase a baby grand piano.

The open floor plan features high ceilings, a plant shelf, and lots of windows. You'll love entertaining whether friends and family gather in the kitchen at a bistro table, kitchen counter or in the formal dining room.

You can take the party outside where you'll enjoy the covered patio with speakers, grass area, sparkling pool and spa.

The master retreat has two walk in closets, two sinks, two shower heads in the oversized shower, room for large furniture and a French door to the covered patio.

The secondary bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings and one has a loft!

You'll appreciate the aggregate and berber flooring, bronzed hardware, alarm, finished garage, and large fenced side yard.

There are even special financing incentives available on this property through SIRVA Mortgage.

For more information and pictures, click here.

Call Darlene Loose for an appointment today! (559) 625-9364.

Renovation inspiration: Upgrade your home's exterior for timeless appeal

(ARA) - As spring approaches and the winter snow begins to melt from your roof and lawn, now is a great time to step back and survey what you can do to improve the look of your home for the warm summer months, and for years to come.

Could your house use an exterior upgrade? Would you like a boost of color, but are afraid to stray from neutrals? Do you wish your home looked like the ones you see in magazines and television shows?

Renovating a home's exterior is one way to dramatically improve the overall curb appeal.

"Many homes that were built post-war during the mid to late 20th century lost the historical, architectural appeal of older homes due to the need for mass produced, affordable housing," says Deryl Patterson, partner at BSB Design, a leading national residential architectural firm. "Updating those tired exterior elevations with historical details and mixed materials can help give homes a timeless appeal and boost resale value."

Some homeowners might feel they do not have the tools they need to begin a renovation, and can become overwhelmed when thinking about the process. The good news is today's leading architects and product manufacturers are working to give homeowners the inspiration and confidence to move forward with an exterior renovation.