San Marino home of late SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg seeks $4 million

By Sandra Barrera The San Marino midcentury-modern home of the late “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg is on the market for $4 million. Designed by Case Study architectural firm Buff, Straub and Hensman in 1959 and later remodeled, the 3,795-square-foot post and beam known as the Thompson-Moseley House has four bedrooms and bathrooms, a walk-in bar hideaway… Keep reading

Home of the Week: Grand Craftsman on Johnston Lake

Situated on Johnston Lake in the prestigious south San Rafael area of Pasadena, this grand Craftsman, custom designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. The home features a great room boasting 18′ ceilings, a boulder fireplace, and wood-beamed ceiling, all open to the view beyond. The magnificent master suite with fireplace, elegant bath… Keep reading

Most Common Listing Photo Mistakes and How to Fix Them

By Mike Cahill Preparing your home to be put on the market takes a lot of work. From pre-listing inspections to staging, to appraising it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process. But if there’s one thing that you shouldn’t underestimate it’s the power of a strong online listing presence. Having an… Keep reading

The Thompson Moseley House | Quintessential 1959 Buff, Straub & Hensman Post And Beam

Gently sited on more than half an acre on a slight knoll, The Thompson Moseley House, built in 1959 – represents the pivotal and seminal early pitched roof “post and beam” work by Buff, Straub & Hensman. Exceptional restoration, true to its original design and modernized by Space Int’l, it capitalizes on today’s desired style… Keep reading

Home Of The Week: San Rafael Area Estate Atop A Knoll Overlooking Serene Johnston Lake

Set above a quiet street on a knoll overlooking the serene Johnston Lake this gated 1925 San Rafael estate embodies timeless elegance with modern comforts. The luxurious main residence and generous guest house have been meticulously remodeled. The architecturally compelling living room offers double-height cathedral ceilings, providing tremendous volume and light from the soaring windows… Keep reading

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