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9 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Behind the Build at HG... · 2 replies · +3 points

Years ago, I lived on St. John, one of the US Virgin Islands. Grocery shopping meant driving the Jeep to the ferry, taking the 1/2 hour ferry ride to St. Thomas, getting an island taxi to the shopping center (unless good friends were willing to pick me up), loading all the groceries for a week into sturdy canvas bags that could withstand much carting about, and then repeating the process in reverse for the trip back. My parking place at the house where I was staying was a good distance away from the house, so the canvas bags then had to be toted uphill to the house (thank goodness I was only shopping for one at the time). I think carrying groceries from the garage to the kitchen in the 2015 DH is just not that much of a hardship!

13 hours ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - Behind the Build at HG... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks for the links, Virginia. There is so much to admire about this house. Right now I'm loving the symmetry of the exterior, the cedar shingles, the bluestone patios (and no wooden decks, which we have found from personal experience require a lot of maintenance), the cupola, the dormer window skylights in the great room, the stone fireplaces, the huge closet/dressing room combination in the master suite -- I could go on and on, but I think that's plenty for now! I can't wait to find out more details about the interior as soon as the photos of the completed home are released.

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 1 reply · +3 points

This one is no longer on the market, but there are some lovely interior shots:

http://capecod.curbed.com/archives/2012/09/28/how...

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 0 replies · +7 points

Thanks for the link, DeerSpring! The DH is pretty easy to spot on Google Maps. There is some sort of large pond behind the house, which is the water others have been seeing. I hope we get some construction photos soon!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 0 replies · +6 points

Between your info about the properties and DeerSpring's link to the 3D virtual tour, the DH is pretty easy to spot on the Google Maps satellite image! Construction is moving right along. I wonder when we will get to see some photos?

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - In Case You Missed the... · 0 replies · +6 points

I hope that BPFlynn will let us know where that great tic-tac-toe board came from when he finds out. It is one of my favorite items in the UO, as is the cute little gazelle side table in the living room:

http://www.allmodern.com/DwellStudio-Gazelle-Anti...

Unfortunately I missed the live G+ hangout, but if there is another one I will make an effort to be there!

1 week ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 3 replies · +3 points

Uh-oh ...

http://news.yahoo.com/great-white-shark-attacks-2...

I think these ladies definitely needed a bigger boat (and maybe following the seals was not such a good idea)!

2 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 6 replies · +4 points

Hey, Janzee, I've been away from the blog for a while too, except for brief periods when the location guessing games are afoot, and am just now getting back to them. We did buy a house at Serenbe but are not ready to move yet so we've rented it out. We still get all of the Serenbe announcements as we are on the mailing list, and the community seems to be flourishing. There will even be an Atlanta Designer Showhouse tour there in September, and I am hoping to go.

http://serenbe.com/events/atlanta-homes-lifestyle...

Our other Dalmatian (my sweet Diamond's best friend -- we adopted them together) is old now and suffering from serious arthritis, so my travel opportunities are rare, but I think we can manage to get someone to watch her for a day so my husband and I can get to Serenbe! So how is life in Vegas?

2 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Dream Home 2015 L... · 10 replies · +4 points

I'll bet the winner of the Martha's Vineyard Dream Home will be interested to know all about the best eats on the island. Fortunately, Edible Vineyard, a quarterly magazine, can give you all the local info:

http://www.ediblevineyard.com/index.php/stories/i...

Oysters are a local specialty, according to the magazine:

http://www.ediblevineyard.com/index.php/stories/a...

Katama Bay oysters had a bit of a bacteria scare last year, but all is well now:

http://mvgazette.com/news/2013/10/10/katama-bay-o...

Since the bacteria are only a problem in warm waters, the old saying about eating oysters in the months ending in "r" may be sound advice, and according to the magazine article December is the month for the best flavor.

However, if oysters are not for you, no worries -- there are all sorts of options available:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/07/the-marthas-vi...

Thank goodness the Field Club has so many activity options, as it may take many hours of tennis, swimming, and gym workouts to compensate for all the delicious island edibles!

3 weeks ago @ HGTV Dreams Happen: Sw... - HGTV Urban Oasis 2014 ... · 0 replies · +4 points

That giant tic-tac-toe board on the balcony made me laugh -- I want one! Now I'm off to see the rest of the photos.