Accessible only by bridge or ferry, the quaint location provides a lovely escape for this couple and their company. “They wanted to use this as a hub to connect with their children and their eleven grandchildren,” says Blackband. “They had pretty clear visions of what they wanted to do, and I helped facilitate that.” For starters, the 3,200-square-foot Cape Cod–style structure had a number of walls removed to accommodate family get-togethers.          
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When designers start work on a project, it’s fairly typical for their clients to share big, personal dreams for their space. But when owner-designer SuzAnn Kletzien of SuzAnn Kletzien Design started working on a modern condo in Chicago’s Aqua Tower, she learned that her client was more interested in seeing where Kletzien’s creativity would go than sharing her own ideas. That client, an easy-going young professional, had just two requests for her living room design: incorporate the color blue, and use a sunburst mirror in the space.          
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The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 4,060 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2015.  This represents a 53.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,641 sales recorded in March 2014, and a 32.6 per cent increase compared to the 3,061 sales in February 2015.  Last month’s sales were 26.8 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.



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