Sponsored By 0 Real Estate The backyard includes an outdoor kitchen, fruit trees, waterfall, concrete walkways, an arbor, a garden area, and 2 large usable side yards. Bea Karnes , Patch Staff Posted Reply CASTRO VALLEY, CA — This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home in the coveted Five Canyons community of Castro Valley includes a backyard oasis. View 53 photos of this nearly 3,000 square foot home. The sprawling home is on a 10,000 sq.ft. lot that that is beautifully landscaped including fruit trees, a waterfall, concrete walkways, an arbor, a garden area, 2 large usable side yards, and an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbeque — perfect for entertaining. Address: 25515 Crestfield Cir, Castro Valley, CA Price: $1,680,000 Square feet: 2992 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 Listing Description: Looking for your dream family home? Look no further than this meticulously maintained home. With extensive … [Read more...] about Beautiful Castro Valley Home Invites Outdoor Living
Livermore Home Offers Backyard Pool, Full Outdoor Kitchen: $1.9M
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate Gaze out from soaring solarium onto a stunning hill brimming with plants. Michael Wittner , Patch Staff Posted Reply LIVERMORE, CA —This incredible home offers a backyard paradise, and several unique spots from which to view it. The lushly-landscaped backyard features a large hill with steps that is full of bushes and trees. The hill leads down onto a full outdoor kitchen, with a large fireplace, grill, and oven. To the side is a large, inviting pool surrounded by stones and plants. A storage shed is nearby. The beautiful house opens into soaring high ceilings and windows everywhere. The open-concept kitchen/family room gazes out onto the stunning backyard, and offers a comfortable kitchen with an island, a fireplace, and window after window. A separate solarium is nothing but windows, and offers a front-row view of the incredible landscaping. Upstairs, a primary bedroom … [Read more...] about Livermore Home Offers Backyard Pool, Full Outdoor Kitchen: $1.9M
Serene Corte Madera Home Lists For $3.6M
Sponsored By 0 Real Estate With a location billed as "one of the best microclimates in Marin County," this home is built for entertaining guests inside and out. Lucas Combos , Patch Staff Posted Reply CORTE MADERA, CA — A spacious Corte Madera home hit the market this month, with realtors highlighting its bright and airy atmosphere, open floor plan and natural light that makes every room shine. Built in 2005, the 3,220 square foot home was built in the Santa Barbara style, pulling inspiration from Mediterranean and Spanish influences. With five bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there is plenty of space to host guests, and a chef's kitchen feeds into a "cantina style" patio for enjoying company outdoors. The house sits close to Corte Madera Town Park, where friends and family can take advantage of tennis and pickleball courts. Here's more from the realtors: Address: 429 Oakdale Avenue, Corte … [Read more...] about Serene Corte Madera Home Lists For $3.6M
Would You Let NASA Lock You Up in a Fake Mars Habitat for a Year?
If we’re ever going to send people to Mars, we’re going to have to deal with one big problem: We just don’t know what will happen to the human body there. Human beings have never ventured beyond the moon, so when we finally set foot on another planet we’ll have to deal with eating strange food, living in a tiny box, and tromping across miles of dusty desert in a spacesuit. If these future explorers are going to have any chance of survival, we’ll need to know more about Mars might do to their bodies and their minds. Space agencies like NASA aren’t big on leaping into the unknown, so they’re already trying to predict what effects a Mars mission might have on the human body. It’s not easy to guess that in advance—but one way they’re trying to learn about these consequences is through analog (or closely similar) missions. The Crew Health and Performance Exploration Analog (CHAPEA) mission will begin next month, with four crew members entering a 1,700 square foot enclosed bubble at … [Read more...] about Would You Let NASA Lock You Up in a Fake Mars Habitat for a Year?
Large Changes Loom For Cranberry Chick-Fil-A
0 Restaurants & Bars Township supervisors likely will approve significant traffic configurations for the popular fast food restaurant. Eric Heyl , Patch Staff Posted Reply CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA — Traffic flow improvements soon could be coming to the Chick-Fil-A on Route 228. Township supervisors next week could approve the restaurant's request for a conditional use permit to reconfigure drive-thru lanes and the parking lot at the 4,903-square-foot restaurant. According to township officials, the restaurant was built in 2003 and updated in 2017. Focused primarily now on drive-thru business, the existing order delivering canopy would be demolished and two new canopies constructed. Two lanes would be used and an additional full access point would be created on Longtree Way to reduce the traffic queue from spilling into nearby business parking lots. Additionally, dedicated walkways and pedestrian connections will … [Read more...] about Large Changes Loom For Cranberry Chick-Fil-A
Glorious Gilded Age Mansion for $29.9M Is Washington DC’s Most Expensive Home
The historic Blaine Mansion has landed on the market as Washington, DC’s most expensive home, with a price tag of $29,950,000. The majestic residence is a standout in many ways. “It’s the last freestanding Gilded Age mansion that presides at the gateway to Embassy Row,” says listing agent Daniel Heider , with TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Completed in 1881, the 23,600-square-foot mansion is divided among commercial spaces on the first two floors. A residential penthouse is situated on the top two floors. The house was built for James G. Blaine , who was speaker of the House, a senator, secretary of state, and a presidential candidate in the 1884 election. He lost to Grover Cleveland . Other prominent figures have lived in the mansion, including business leaders, ambassadors, and diplomats. The property has served as an office building for several agencies and international organizations. And the storied mansion sits in a legendary location. “You look … [Read more...] about Glorious Gilded Age Mansion for $29.9M Is Washington DC’s Most Expensive Home