Dining space – Fuze Restaurant And Lounge http://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:37:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-90.png Dining space – Fuze Restaurant And Lounge http://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/ 32 32 Local landmark Hauck’s Corner returns: some thoughts on the new menu https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/local-landmark-haucks-corner-returns-some-thoughts-on-the-new-menu/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:07:11 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/local-landmark-haucks-corner-returns-some-thoughts-on-the-new-menu/ This summer, 110 years after Hauck’s Handy Store opened as a neighborhood grocery store on a street corner in Schnitzelburg – and two years after it closed following the death of owner and patriarch George Hauck at 100 – this point local landmark has once again become a restaurant and bar. In 1912, you could […]]]>

This summer, 110 years after Hauck’s Handy Store opened as a neighborhood grocery store on a street corner in Schnitzelburg – and two years after it closed following the death of owner and patriarch George Hauck at 100 – this point local landmark has once again become a restaurant and bar.

In 1912, you could buy a baloney sandwich on white bread at Hauck’s and get change for a penny. Today, a century and $1 million worth of renovations later, you can still get something like that, but they now spell it “bologna,” and it’ll cost you $14.95 for a thick, smoky slice. perched on a brioche bun with stone- ground mustard, chili cheese, pickles and a too easy egg.

Hauck’s Handy Store is perhaps best known to the wider community for its annual Dainty contest in July, a game rooted in Schnitzelburg in which people 45 and older compete to hit a small stick with a larger stick. . Hauck’s Corner had its soft opening in July in order to accommodate the delicate pleasure.

There was nothing particularly delicate about our food, however, and I mean that in a good way. The fare at Hauck’s Corner reflects the tradition of a Schnitzelburg corner deli, but gently blends it with the more gentrified vibe that illuminates the neighborhood in the 21st century.

Additionally, the restaurant’s kitchen is effectively a food truck backing onto the patio with only one chef working inside (at least at lunchtime), so expect hearty, casual fare, but not refined cuisine.

The bones of the old two-story house and store remain very visible, including this iconic red sign that dominates the street corner. A new structure wraps around the George Hauck Way side of the building, making room for additional dining areas inside.

There is a large back patio, now partially enclosed and heated for the winter. The old building has been made wheelchair accessible with nicely sloping sidewalks connecting several entrances. (Be careful, though, when you exit the patio dining area to eat your meal at the food truck window: there’s a long step down and no sign on the door to warn you.)

Two flattened burgers, a fried egg and lots of bacon make Hauck’s burger smash a breakfast on a bun.

The menu starts with a dozen appetizers to share, ranging in price from $2.50 (for a deviled egg) to $14.95 (for Hauck’s nachos). Seven sandwiches cost between $10.95 (for a bratwurst sausage with grilled onions and sauerkraut) and $14.95 (for most dishes, including this not-so-traditional bologna). A few salads, a host of chicken wings and tender dishes, and a four-course taco bar round out the menu, which also includes three youth dishes, a selection of 17 additional sauces ($1 each), and a single dessert option, Oreo churros ($8).

The full bar offers a range of libations, as you’d expect from a Schnitzelburg watering hole. In homage to the community’s Germanic roots, there’s a good selection of craft beers, from Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen ($7) and Reissdorf Kölsch ($3) to Hauck’s American Pislner ($6), made by neighboring Monnik Beer Co.

We ate our fill and more.

Hauck’s chili ($6.95) was a thick mixture of beans and ground beef that was fiery in both temperature and spicy heat. It sounded complex and smoky, but its five-alarm heat made it hard to be certain. It contained at least three kinds of beans as well as pieces of burger meat, canned tomatoes and chopped onions. Grated yellow cheese and pickled jalapeńos accompanied.

The deviled eggs ($2.50 each) are basic but tasty and can be enhanced to your liking with pickled red onion, mustard seeds, crispy chili, or bacon jam as toppings. My pick, the Chinese Spicy Chilli Crisp, took plain eggs to a new level.

Hauck’s chili is excellent for cold weather: complex, full of ground beef and lots of beans, and spicy enough to set your mouth on fire.

Who’s ever heard of a taco built with vegan soy rice and potatoes ($11.95)? Not me! I had to try this weird fusion, though, and I wasn’t sorry. The chewy, crinkly fries were a bit strange, but the fiery crumbled meatless chorizo ​​was excellent, and the toppings of avocado cream, chipotle aioli, and pickled red onions made it soar. ‘a notch. Two tacos were wrapped in lined corn tortillas that had been fried until crispy and chewy.

A burger smash ($13.95) turned out to be something like breakfast and lunch in one. Two Angus beef burgers, each thin, fried very crispy and irregularly shaped – you get that when you smash a burger – were cooked through, placed on a large toasted brioche bun and piled with two large, thin strips of hickory-flavored bacon , a square of American yellow cheese, a hint of Hauck’s sauce and a semi-hard fried egg.

The crinkle fries on the side were sadly lackluster, seemingly straight out of the vendor’s bag and served, fluffy, at room temperature. Optional sides of sweet potato fries or coleslaw might have been a better choice.

Lunch for two, with starters and main courses, came to $40.12 plus a $10 tip. •

Hauck’s Corner
1000 Goss Ave.
384-9374
hauckscorner.com


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Celebrate the holidays with Green O https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/celebrate-the-holidays-with-green-o/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 21:37:49 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/celebrate-the-holidays-with-green-o/ Vacation time at Montana’s premier ranch is beyond joyous. Add excitement to your vacation with Paws Up. What’s the most magical time of year to check out the Resort at Paws Up with the whole crew — or that special someone at its adjacent adult-only sister property, the green o? The obvious one-word answer is […]]]>

Vacation time at Montana’s premier ranch is beyond joyous. Add excitement to your vacation with Paws Up.

What’s the most magical time of year to check out the Resort at Paws Up with the whole crew — or that special someone at its adjacent adult-only sister property, the green o? The obvious one-word answer is anytime. But if you really want to rush us (no offense to the spectacular spring, summer, or fall in these areas), winter vacation season at the luxury ranch is straight out of the Montana-Santa playbook. And, yes, the tall jolly guy himself will show up here, just in time.

“We tend to embrace the holiday spirit about as strongly here as Buddy the Elf does,” says Sunny Jin, Senior Executive Chef of Paws Up. “Streets are lit, trees are decorated, and new favorite moments are waiting to be found. Throughout the year, our goal is to exceed the expectations of every family welcomed into our 37,000-acre home, but l he vacation experience at Paws Up is filled with real surprises, fueled by an immense responsibility to fully capture and share the spirit of this Place and time.”

The Paws Up Christmas Package is the resort’s signature epic event among many significant events held here throughout the year. The five-night, five-star experience inevitably begins with a Wow! the moment you first enter the expansive property and step into its remarkable living spaces. During the holidays, they are prepared for the occasion with decorated Christmas trees and all the necessary comforts in a festive family holiday setting that Clark Griswold could only dream of. Accommodation options at Paws Up range from luxurious Meadow/Big Timber Homes to lavish two-story Wilderness Estates outfitted with vaulted-ceiling living rooms, cook’s kitchens, three master bedroom suites, giant loft game rooms, and a pastoral courtyard of snow-dusted pine trees and rolling prairie framed by a horizon of Montana mountain scenery. Nestled in its own separate woodland just down the road, the green o’s pine-surrounded group of homes are marvels of contemporary design, with private outdoor hot tubs, stone fireplaces and comfortable, stylish suites. melting into a shared forest with families of deer passing by wall-to-wall windows.

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The resort’s recreational options are as active, pleasantly idle or full of Christmas as you and the family care to make them. Youngster favorites include sleigh rides, nearby tubing tracks and ice skating, holiday-themed scavenger hunts, and a hole-in-the-wall gingerbread house. “Last year’s creation was a sugar-coated replica of our Moonlight Camp that had a 4-by-5-foot footprint,” says Jin. “We started planning for this year’s gingerbread structure in July to raise all expectations in December, including our own.”

During the snow season, guests can explore the resort’s vast and varied backcountry on horseback, snowmobile, dog sled, snowshoe or ATV along miles of winter trails. For a sybaritic after-adventure, the property’s intimate spa is nestled like a storybook in a quirky farmhouse.

Rivaling the adventurous highlights of the day, the culinary specialties of a nationally acclaimed resort host one of the liveliest dining scenes in the West. Holiday dining at Paws Up is no exception, offering a feast of locally raised, foraged and grown foods prepared at Pomp, the resort’s dining space. Next door at Trough, tasty home-cooked Western meals are served in a less formal setting. In the green’s spectacular Social Haus dining room, multi-course prix fixe meals are full-fledged gourmet events, prepared in an open kitchen by a creative team of award-winning chefs.

“The Social Haus is perfect for adult families to come together and enjoy an intimate vacation experience,” says Brandon Cunningham, executive chef at the green o. “We take the holiday season very seriously here and like to stick to the traditional dishes, while offering imaginative dishes along the way.”

When Christmas Eve arrives at Paws Up, so does the gift-bearing Santa Claus, ho-ho-ho-ho-ing (but pragmatically) himself at each guest house, opting for the door of entrance, not the fireplace. New Years Eve features live music, fireworks and midnight bubbles at Paws Up. The intimate green o scene is decidedly quieter, while still packing the same deliciously enchanting epiphany of Christmas in Big Sky Land – where joy doesn’t quite quite describe it.

Learn more about the green o:
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The unique artistic architecture of Green O
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Paws Up’s Christmas package includes five nights of accommodation, all daily meals, select alcoholic beverages, prepaid resort credits of $500 per person, and round-trip transportation to/from Paws International Airport. Missoula – and a gift visit from St. Nick on Christmas Eve. For more information, visit pawsup.com.

Images courtesy of Stuart Thurlkill

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South Kensington Extended Trinity House For Sale https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/south-kensington-extended-trinity-house-for-sale/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 23:38:09 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/south-kensington-extended-trinity-house-for-sale/ New This house has undergone a custom makeover that has given it a modern style with industrial-chic accents. It already had plenty of interior space thanks to this expansion. Sign up for our weekly Homes & Properties newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood events and more. As you can see in this photo, the ongoing […]]]>

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This house has undergone a custom makeover that has given it a modern style with industrial-chic accents. It already had plenty of interior space thanks to this expansion.


As you can see in this photo, the ongoing transformation of South Kensington has continued down to the lot line of this beautiful, expanded trinity at 420 W. Master St., Philadelphia, PA 19122. In fact, this transformation even did it inside this spacious townhouse. / Bright MLS images via Space & Company

The general rule is as follows: a young bachelor or a couple buys a nice trinity in one of the districts where they abound. Then (after their marriage, if they are single), their first child arrives. And soon after, they start thinking about buying a house with more space and more rooms.

The good news here is this: they can put off that day of reckoning a little longer if they buy this refurbished house in South Kensington’s extended trinity for sale. That’s because the expansion gave it nearly 1,300 square feet of above-ground interior space. What’s more, this space also includes three bedrooms and an equal number of bathrooms, which means that once the little one arrives, there will be no shortage of space or bathroom time.

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Living room

The ground floor is full of space thanks to its open area. Forward, the saloon contains a coat rack and shoe storage by the door, a nook with built-in shelving and a wall perfect for mounting a big screen TV.

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Dining room

Past the powder room and through the archway is the dining room and the straight stairs to the second floor.

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Kitchen

This dining room is one with the kitchen with dining area, which can accommodate four people around its island. This custom build features a butcher block on the island and quartz countertops everywhere else. It also features contemporary cabinetry, modern stainless steel appliances, a large farmhouse sink, and industrial style display/storage shelving above this sink.

side alley

side alley

The dining room and the kitchen have windows on one side. A door on this side leads to this alley which also leads to the street. As the listing agent notes, this gives you a place to store your rubbish and rubbish without the inside smelling.

second floor front bedroom

Bedroom

The second floor contains two bedrooms and a full bathroom.

second floor front bedroom

Bedroom

The back bedroom currently functions as a home office, while the L-shaped front bedroom has both a decent sized closet and a cubic storage cabinet.

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Bathroom

The hall bath, recently updated like the other two, has a tub and shower lined with subway tile.

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master bedroom

Traditional trinity stairs lead to the third floor master bedroom. It has a high vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan, a closet with a storage slot above and its own private bathroom.

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Main bathroom

This bath has also been updated recently with a stall shower.

And underneath it all is a full unfinished basement, where you’ll find the laundry room and plenty of space to store your belongings.

This extended South Kensington trinity house for sale is also conveniently located. Great restaurants abound around, and there are even more in the adjacent Northern Liberties and Fishtown. You can walk to Avenue Girard, where you’ll find an Acme supermarket and neighborhood stores on 2nd Street and the Route 15 streetcar.

You can also walk to Front Street where you will find a number of restaurants, bars and brasseries as well as Girard station on the Market-Frankford line. And Cruz Playground, a half block west, provides space for that little one to play.

All of this means that whoever buys this trinity won’t need to get out of it any time soon.

THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS

BEDS: 3

THERMES: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 1,272

SELLING PRICE: $359,900

420 W. Master St., Philadelphia, PA 19122 [Wesley Kays-Henry | Space & Company]

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New listings from The Mark provide accessibility and easy living in southern Maine https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/new-listings-from-the-mark-provide-accessibility-and-easy-living-in-southern-maine/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 09:00:17 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/new-listings-from-the-mark-provide-accessibility-and-easy-living-in-southern-maine/ Welcome to The Mark on Cumberland Foreside, one of southern Maine’s most desirable locations. From top-rated schools, paramount public safety, proximity to world-class medical services, and stunning scenery, this area is desirable for people at all stages of life. The Mark meets this moment in the market with remarkable affordability for finishes, amenities, and square […]]]>

Welcome to The Mark on Cumberland Foreside, one of southern Maine’s most desirable locations. From top-rated schools, paramount public safety, proximity to world-class medical services, and stunning scenery, this area is desirable for people at all stages of life.

The Mark meets this moment in the market with remarkable affordability for finishes, amenities, and square footage in one- and two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 620 square feet to 1,327 square feet with one or two bathrooms. complete. Each unit has an open concept living room, dining room, kitchen area and some offer balconies and Juliette terraces. Residents will have unlimited access to a gym equipped with the latest equipment and Gronk Fitness.

Outside, the open space is surrounded by tall trees. Surface parking has one notarized space per dwelling. Twenty parking spaces in an indoor garage are for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. Other common amenities include bike storage, pet wash/sand feet, recycling room, and high-speed elevator. Owners can rent their units for a minimum of 30 days.

Whether you want to access Casco Bay from multiple boat ramps, mooring sites and canoe/kayak descents or explore the mountains and lakes less than an hour west, The Mark is an ideal address. You will also find country clubs, yacht clubs, golf courses, parks, playgrounds and land reserves in the neighborhood. With over 45 new friends in 45 new units, residents will enjoy a pet-friendly community and years of stress-free, low-cost living with appreciation assured.

For more information, visit themarkcumberland.com. For sales, contact Tom Landry at 207-939-0185 or [email protected]

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Former Disney Ranch Lists $61 Million, NYC Sales Slump and More Real Estate Info https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/former-disney-ranch-lists-61-million-nyc-sales-slump-and-more-real-estate-info/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:49:19 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/former-disney-ranch-lists-61-million-nyc-sales-slump-and-more-real-estate-info/ Related continues Tribeca takeover with 450 Washington Related launched sales for 450 Washington Street, a sprawling residential conversion in Tribeca that takes up a full city block. When complete, 450 Washington will feature 176 residences, ranging from studios to four-bedroom units, and will offer stunning views of the Hudson River. It is New York’s first […]]]>

Related continues Tribeca takeover with 450 Washington

Related launched sales for 450 Washington Street, a sprawling residential conversion in Tribeca that takes up a full city block. When complete, 450 Washington will feature 176 residences, ranging from studios to four-bedroom units, and will offer stunning views of the Hudson River.

It is New York’s first residential development by Roger Ferris + Partners, who also worked on the 70 Hudson Yards and the Equinox Hotel in Chicago. “Our design strategy was to widen all views with the aim of opening up vistas, in all directions, towards this incredible waterfront amenity,” architect Roger Ferris said in a statement.

Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group handles sales of the condominiums, which range in price from approximately $1 million to $12 million.

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Tal Aventura

Tal Aventura lands in South Florida

2151 Development Group launched sales for Tal Aventura, a 26-story waterfront condo in a planned community about 20 miles north of Miami. Designed by Idea Architects, Tal Aventura is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. The focus is on indoor and outdoor living, epitomized by expansive terraces that span 3,000 square feet, as well as amenities like a outdoor theater and a pickleball court.

When completed in 2025, the 86-unit building will bring a new level of luxury to Miami, said 2151’s Matthew Rosenblatt. an incredible location, while offering active amenities that cater to a lifestyle rooted in community and convenience,” Rosenblatt said in a statement.

Tal Aventura residences range from two to five bedrooms, and penthouses are also available. Prices start at $1.4 million.

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A sluggish week for real estate in New York

Manhattan’s luxury real estate market continues to ride a roller coaster, according to the latest data from Olshan Real Estate. For the week ending November 6, only 14 contracts were signed for $4 million or more. That’s down from 18 the previous week and a significant drop from the 30 signed in the week ending October 23.

The biggest sale last week was a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath condo at the tower at Gramercy Square at 215 East 19th Street. Listed at $15.3 million, the nearly 5,000-square-foot unit boasts 14-foot ceilings, city views, and access to luxe amenities like a screening room, private lounge, and a 75 foot swimming pool with skylight.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices North West Real Estate Open House: Burien, Federal Way, Normandy Park and SeaTac https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-north-west-real-estate-open-house-burien-federal-way-normandy-park-and-seatac/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 14:18:17 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/berkshire-hathaway-homeservices-north-west-real-estate-open-house-burien-federal-way-normandy-park-and-seatac/ SPONSORED: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will hold four open houses this weekend, at Burien, Federal Way, Normandy Park and SeaTac. First things first – nestled in a private courtyard filled with foliage is an incredible 6 bedroom home in the sought after area of ​​Seahurst: The beautiful 8,400 square foot lot provides a […]]]>

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will hold four open houses this weekend, at Burien, Federal Way, Normandy Park and SeaTac.

First things first – nestled in a private courtyard filled with foliage is an incredible 6 bedroom home in the sought after area of ​​Seahurst:

The beautiful 8,400 square foot lot provides a serene setting while the home features a spacious floor plan, upstairs hardwood floors, custom stonework throughout, gas fireplace, soapstone kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, radiant heating and a whole house water filtration system.

The daylight basement is fully finished with a large playroom, a kitchenette, three bedrooms and lots of storage.

Fully fenced yard with two bodies of water, garden tubs, patio and plenty of room for pets and games.

Oversized garage with workshop space.

Walking distance to old Burien, restaurants and shops.

Easy access to parks, beaches, airport and highways.

WHEN:

    • Saturday, Nov. 5: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 6: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 14629 20th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAPor see below)

INFORMATION:

    • List price: $849,950
    • MLS Number: 2013208
    • Bedrooms: 6
    • Bathrooms: 2.5
    • Year built: 1965
    • About. SqFt House: 2,490 square feet
    • About. Square feet of land: 8,400 square feet

INCLUDED :

    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Microwave
    • Fridge
    • Washing machine

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Next up is a cozy and spacious prefab home in Camelot Square at Federal Way, an all-ages park on a dead-end street:

This 2 bedroom home, plus a bonus room, has beautiful laminate and ceramic floors.

The kitchen has a dining area, pantry and ample storage space. The fridge, washer and dryer are only a year old.

Spacious living room with pellet stove.

Additional storage in the shed.

** The brand new TPO roof was installed a week ago! **

New interior and exterior paint.

3 parking spaces right in front of the house.

Animals accepted with restrictions.

Clubhouse, common area, playground, recreation area and swimming pool.

Maybe you’re the one calling this cutie Home Sweet Home!

WHEN:

    • Sunday, Nov. 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 3001 S. 288th Street #161, Federal Way, WA 98003 (MAPor see below)

INFORMATION:

    • List price: $99,999
    • MLS Number: 2011847
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Bathrooms: 1.75

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The next open house is an elegant Normandy Park house with “Lot A” beach access:

Nestled on a private and tranquil 0.4 acre cul-de-sac lot, this bright home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and impeccable details throughout.

Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinetry and breakfast nook.

Formal living room and dining room, family room with fireplace and main floor office.

Upstairs, enjoy the luxurious master suite with 5-piece bathroom and large walk-in closet, 2 guest bedrooms and oversized bonus bedroom.

The fully fenced yard, patio deck and fire pit are perfect for BBQs and entertaining.

Enjoy “The Cove”, a private, waterfront community club that features a clubhouse, tennis/pickleball courts, walking paths, boat launch and more!

Don’t miss this beautiful turnkey home!

WHEN:

    • Saturday, Nov. 5: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 19210 Normandy Park Drive SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAPor see below)

INFORMATION:

    • List price: $1,250,000
    • MLS Number: 2013654
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Bathrooms: 2.5
    • Year built: 1990
    • About. SqFt House: 3,250 square feet
    • About. Square feet of land: 17,252 square feet

INCLUDED :

    • Dishwasher
    • Dryer
    • Fridge
    • Washing machine

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The final Open Day is a remarkable new build at the heart of SeaTac:

Access to a private beach and a lake.

Welcoming floor plan with vaulted ceilings and state-of-the-art features including: stainless steel appliances, cascading quartz countertops, custom soft closing cabinetry, large covered patio for guests , a private patio next to the master bedroom and much more!

Offering an office / boudoir on the ground floor, easily transforming into a spare room (full bathroom on the ground floor as well).

Large walk-in closet and 5-piece main bathroom for a luxurious everyday experience. Central air conditioning,

Close proximity to shops, restaurants, schools and highways.

WHEN:

    • Saturday, November 5: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 3747 S. 192nd Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAPor see below)

INFORMATION:

    • List price: $1,250,000
    • MLS Number: 2011981
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Bathrooms: 3
    • Year built: 2022
    • About. SqFt House: 3,325 square feet
    • About. Square feet of land: 9,600 square feet

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    • Microwave
    • Fridge

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Philanthropists John and Amy Quinn move in and refresh Lucille “Lu” Drackett’s home in Port Royal https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/philanthropists-john-and-amy-quinn-move-in-and-refresh-lucille-lu-dracketts-home-in-port-royal/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:16:03 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/philanthropists-john-and-amy-quinn-move-in-and-refresh-lucille-lu-dracketts-home-in-port-royal/ John and Amy Quinn never met Lucille “Lu” Drackett, the late Naples philanthropist and former owner of the Keewaydin Club. And yet, their lives are linked. The Quinns now reside in Lu’s beloved home, Admiralty Parade, which she lovingly designed to her exact tastes, using master craftsmen and drawing inspiration from her extensive travels. In […]]]>

John and Amy Quinn never met Lucille “Lu” Drackett, the late Naples philanthropist and former owner of the Keewaydin Club. And yet, their lives are linked. The Quinns now reside in Lu’s beloved home, Admiralty Parade, which she lovingly designed to her exact tastes, using master craftsmen and drawing inspiration from her extensive travels.

In other hands, the estate would likely have faced the wrecking ball. But the Quinns, with the help of the home’s original architect, Jeff Harrell of Jeff Harrell Architects, and interior designer Dani Glickson of LVD Spaces, recognized the value of preservation and updating this piece of local history. That’s not to say it didn’t take a lot of imagination and a bit of conviction.

The 6,637-square-foot, four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1999 to exacting standards, using some of the latest techniques and materials. Cove lighting, salvaged beams, and precast masonry are all featured prominently throughout. A soaring vaulted great room makes the full impression on entering, and grand fireplaces, exposed period beams, a glorious verandah and enough stonework and carpentry to make an Italian countess blush, let you know you’re in. a special place. The house is, like its former owner, a grande dame. “I’ve worked in a lot of houses and this one, from the moment we walked in, I felt this incredible energy,” Dani says. “It was very special, and I didn’t want it to go away as we started to take it apart.”

When Lu died in 2018, her four sons (Chad, Chris, Spencer and Barrett Ott) listed the house, still filled with deep colors and heavy furniture and accessories that Lu hand-selected all those years ago. “Our mother loved the design process and she built the house she wanted. She wasn’t afraid to be different,” Chad says. “Leaving the house intact allowed us to remember her.”

Although many offers came from buyers who planned to demolish the house, the Ott brothers were in no rush to sell and chose to wait for someone who would pay attention to the sanctuary their mother had created. The Quinns, who arrived in Naples from Newport Beach, Calif., in February 2020 (“Basically two weeks before the country shut down,” John recalls), initially had the same idea. The couple were initially deterred by the Victorian-style furnishings, ornamental architectural features, and dark, heavy colors. “It wasn’t us,” Amy said.

In the meantime, various friends of the Quinns also considered buying the property, but were also put off by its Gothic design elements. Everyone agreed that the house should be demolished. But in 2021, John and Amy Quinn returned for another guided tour, this time with architect Jeff Harrell. “His homes are very unique,” ​​says John.

Jeff knew the house was worth saving. “Lu loved antiques and art and traveled a lot,” says Jeff. “She wanted an elegant European-style house.” Vaults were an essential detail for Jeff and Lu to make an elevated space more welcoming. “Because it springs from a low level, you don’t feel like you’re in a cave,” he says. “That’s the beauty of walking in space, it’s comfortable when you walk inside.”

In the end, it was interior designer Dani whe saw past the weirdness of the Old World and convinced the Quinns of the potential. “You couldn’t build this house today with what they paid for,” she said. “A lot of people don’t know what to do with an old house; they think we have to shoot it down. We wanted to show that you can take something like this and make it work. Dani was captivated by the history and craftsmanship of the house, as well as the stories of its owner and her famous parties. “Everything suited her lifestyle and tastes and she loved to entertain,” she says. But Lu’s lifestyle, with her husband gone and all of her adult and out-of-home children, was very different from what the Quinns, a family with three children under the age of 10, would need. “We thought: “How to make it functional while respecting the original architecture? Dani recalls.

She saw a clear path forward: they would lighten the palette, reclaim space to make every square inch usable, and allow architecture to set the stage for a modern home like no other, with the bones of a French country estate and the attitude of a breezy California beach house. “We knew we wanted to go light and bright, because the space was very dark,” she says. “And we knew we couldn’t remove the stone. So we started considering the stone as the main element and went from there.

Dani and the team – which included Newberry North for the majority of the construction and D. Garrett Construction for the bathrooms – had four months to transform the stately home into a welcoming and livable space for a family of five. “You never know what you’ll find in a house like this,” she says. “You have to be patient and prepared for things not to end exactly where you wanted them to.”

JThe exterior, which was Mediterranean gold, was painted white. Inside, Dani covered the walls with a creamy white, removed molding and excess stone (including a few scattered false columns), redone the interior of the fireplace, cleaned all the Jerusalem stone from the floors and walls and, where appropriate, painted mahogany. decorate windows, doors and walls with a stark, modern black. Dani loved the stately reclaimed wood beams, but felt the colors of the house didn’t do them justice. “The dark paint distracted you and you didn’t look up,” she says. She tested 15 shades of white before finding the perfect shade to complement the stone and beams: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee, 75% diluted.

Dani says she felt a special energy as soon as she entered the house. “A lot of people don’t know what to do with an old house; they think we have to shoot it down. We wanted to show that you can take something like this and make it work,” she says. They painted much of the mahogany trim and exterior doors black to create a modern contrast. (Photo by Dan Cutrona)

Lighting was the biggest challenge. The house was dark and needed a lot more light, but every time the electrician cut into the ceiling, he found trusses where the light fixtures couldn’t go. “We had to come up with a lot of solutions on the fly,” says Dani. Throughout, all light fixtures have been replaced, LEDs have been added where the old halogen bulbs resided, and recessed cans have been cut into the ceiling to provide more overhead lighting.

In the dining room, the team got rid of the brown Venetian plaster and gold chandeliers and added neutral, minimalist furnishings and accents, “just to break up the stone a bit and balance out the heavier stone and wood. “, explains Dani. A painting of local artist Kristy Gammill now anchors the space.

The kitchen was surprisingly modern for a 21 year old house. Apart from the addition of contemporary fittings and a cloakroom (closely associated with the original cabinetry) for backpacks and sundries, it remains largely the same, with its Dacor appliances and granite island in leather. “A lot of these things, like leather-finish granite, are back in fashion but so hard to find, so I said keep it,” Dani says.

The major living room makeover involved the television above the fireplace (in working order). “The fireplace had a top with a painted mural and doors storing a small small television. And I was like, ‘This won’t work for you, John.’ So, we cut out the top of the stone and all that drywall and did it again. Where they could, furniture was reused Quinns’ old house. But Dani had fun adding pieces like the Lazar Industries sofa in the family room with quilting on the back that matches the French pattern on the floors. After the sunroom was painted its lime green hue, all the furniture was added (RH chairs, custom Kelly Wearstler pillows, Dovetail coffee table, Circa chandelier). “It’s the best room in the house, where you go to sit with your friends and spend all your time. I wanted to maximize the space and not distract from the view with the color.” Dani says. “I didn’t want the eye to go anywhere other than the view, but I also wanted it to look more than one-dimensional, so we played with the tone.”

Upstairs, the carpet in the master bedroom has been replaced and heavy gold tapestries and murals have given way to a more soothing blue palette. The main bath has been drained: the large double-layered sunken bath has been pulled out; came a new plump on a platform for a freestanding tub, repositioned textured tiles and sprays for the shower, and a double vanity to replace the small no-storage version that was there before. The only thing left is the tiled floor, which “looks like the St. Regis,” Dani says.

While their son Austin’s bedroom needed little work, the other kids’ shared bedroom needed a total overhaul to make it special for two little girls who previously had their own spaces. Non-functional nooks have become arts and crafts stations, reading nooks, and a secret playroom in a small, sloping former storage area. “We used every square inch of this house,” Dani says.

Back downstairs, the den, which Amy uses as her office, was one of the first rooms renovated. “It was dark green with burlap panels,” John recalls. “We sanded and painted the burlap Nantucket Blue and the trim white.” They also added cove lighting, updated the sconces and overhead lighting, painted the ceiling white, and kept the parquet flooring. It was an easy upgrade.

Nearby, the powder room is a playful ode to the house’s original design, with its Gucci lion-print wallpaper. “Amy let me go wild here,” Dani says. “The wallpaper nods to the lion details that appear throughout the house – in the fountain outside, the scones, the fireplace.”

Renovating, the Quinns were in their new home within months. If they had to build new, the construction would have taken at least two years. “While some older homes would cost more to renovate and aren’t worth it, there are so many homes here that could be like that,” Dani says. “You take away the Napoli vibe so much by tearing down every house. This city, and in particular Port Royal, was built in a very particular way; why are we scratching all this?

She points to the state of the home after Hurricane Ian and how the property remained unscathed after one of the fifth largest storms reported in United States history: “It’s a testament to the craftsmanship and the meticulousness with which this house was built.”


Photograph by Dan Cutrona

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Blue dining room ideas: this classic color gives style https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/blue-dining-room-ideas-this-classic-color-gives-style/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/blue-dining-room-ideas-this-classic-color-gives-style/ Ideal Home Newsletter The home of good ideas for over 100 years Thank you for subscribing to . You will receive a verification email shortly. There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again. By submitting your information, you agree to the terms and conditions (opens in a new tab) and Privacy Policy […]]]>

Choosing a color scheme for a room can seem like a massive decision, so choosing a confident tone takes the pressure off. After all, there’s a reason blue dining room ideas are a classic. The ever-popular color suits everything from warm-toned south-facing rooms to cool natural light in a north-facing space. It also works well with a myriad of other shades, making it the ultimate in flexible decorating.

Which means that you have a dining room (opens in a new tab)Whether you can decorate in a stand-alone style, or need to incorporate a dining area into your kitchen or an open space, blue is the ideal option. And with so many shades to choose from, ranging from the palest pastel blue to the deepest blue-black, there’s an option to suit you and your home.

Blue Dining Room Ideas

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Laguna Beach’s Rum Social is a new favorite for design-conscious locals and tourists https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/laguna-beachs-rum-social-is-a-new-favorite-for-design-conscious-locals-and-tourists/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 23:47:01 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/laguna-beachs-rum-social-is-a-new-favorite-for-design-conscious-locals-and-tourists/ Good food and good service are among the most important aspects of a successful restaurant, but award-winning designer Ken Ussenko thinks ambiance matters just as much. “I think it’s really important because it’s always about the first few minutes, even the first few seconds, of a person entering an environment that they’re starting to subliminally […]]]>

Good food and good service are among the most important aspects of a successful restaurant, but award-winning designer Ken Ussenko thinks ambiance matters just as much.

“I think it’s really important because it’s always about the first few minutes, even the first few seconds, of a person entering an environment that they’re starting to subliminally judge,” Ussenko said. “They’re going to react to it one way or another, internally, and you’ll know from the start how you feel, and that’s the first part of your experience.”

Ussenko, of Kenneth Ussenko Designs, is a partner in Rum Social at Laguna Beach, a joint venture with veteran restaurateur John Fisher.

“Even though we design about 10 restaurants a year, this is my first place, and I wanted to have the essence of my story and my travels around the world. There are so many California style restaurant concepts, why not just take [guests] to another exotic place, another beach somewhere else? Ossenko said. “I wanted to take [guests] on a tropical getaway.”

Since the island hideaway on the South Coast Highway opened in March in the former Watermarc space, it has been the subject of a buzz among tourists and locals alike, which Ussenko credits its consideration for the neighborhood restaurant.

The dining room at Rum Social in Laguna Beach.

(Courtesy of Rum Social)

“I wanted the people of Laguna Beach to feel like it’s a little different place,” Ussenko said. “I tried to get feedback from the locals.”

The dining room is full of subtle nods to 1930s Hollywood tiki culture, with pink velvet booths, for example, and tropical wallpaper that forgoes bright colors for sleek black and white.

The jewel in the restaurant’s crown is the treehouse bar, which overlooks the Peppertree Lane courtyard. Rum Social’s beverage program takes inspiration from the Caribbean and Pacific Islands, and Ussenko reflects these environments at the next level.

“In the restaurant experience before ours, no one really went upstairs to sit down to eat,” Ussenko said. “I can create a different energy up there. Everyone really loves that whole trip up there.

Ussenko’s attention to style earned the restaurant a nomination for the Restaurant Global Award at the 2022 International Hotel and Property Awards.

A variety of cocktails at Rum Social in Laguna Beach.

A variety of cocktails at Rum Social in Laguna Beach.

(Courtesy of Rum Social)

“Every year I submit one or two projects that we design,” Ussenko said. “Rum Social was nominated in the field of California restaurants. It was exciting for us, having put so much time and thought into it.

With Ussenko managing the vibe, much of the food is left to executive chef Nick Herrera, who recently took over after being part of Rum Social’s opening team.

“About three weeks ago I was promoted to executive chef. But I was here from day one, when everything was still concrete,” Herrera said. ‘origin.”

Herrera’s new dinner menu includes ginger-glazed plantains, hamachi tostadas with mashed avocado and seasonal dishes, like pumpkin curry soup served in a roasted pumpkin.

“I’m very vegetable and seafood-focused, and that’s the energy we want to bring to Rum Social,” Herrera said. “I really want to make it a tropical getaway, introducing much stronger sauces, brighter colors; that was my motivation behind the menu we developed here.

Mojo Flat Iron Steak at Rum Social in Laguna Beach.

Mojo Flat Iron Steak at Rum Social in Laguna Beach.

(Courtesy of Rum Social)

In addition to dinner, Rum Social offers a weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more island-inspired dishes like French Caribbean toast topped with guava syrup, banana anglaise and fresh berries .

Whether guests come for brunch, dinner, or cocktails at the treehouse bar, the Rum Social team hopes they’ll feel transported, even just for a little while.

“I want customers to feel like they’ve been on a different journey, not only with good vibes and visual stimulation, but also with the food they’ve tasted and the drinks they’ve had,” said Ussenko said. “I want them to get it all from sight, sound, feel, taste and touch.”

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The dark kitchen gets a makeover with a light and bright design – Before After https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/the-dark-kitchen-gets-a-makeover-with-a-light-and-bright-design-before-after/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://fuzerestaurantandlounge.com/the-dark-kitchen-gets-a-makeover-with-a-light-and-bright-design-before-after/ Designer Julia Newman of Julia Adele Design worked with clients in Long Beach, California to transform their previously “cave-like” kitchen and dining room into spaces that would better serve their families on a daily basis. Sure, the hybrid room was large, but the cabinetry was dark and heavy and didn’t reflect the home owners aesthetic […]]]>

Designer Julia Newman of Julia Adele Design worked with clients in Long Beach, California to transform their previously “cave-like” kitchen and dining room into spaces that would better serve their families on a daily basis. Sure, the hybrid room was large, but the cabinetry was dark and heavy and didn’t reflect the home owners aesthetic at all. The layout, while open, also felt disjointed. So, in addition to improving the look of the rooms, one of Newman’s main goals for the project was to better delineate the kitchen from the dining room.

“The footprint of the existing kitchen was generally good, except it had one side that was completely open,” she explains. “In open floor plans, it’s important to be creative in naming spaces.” The solution? Added a peninsula, which is not always preferred over islands in large kitchens. This strategic move, says Newman, “not only helped distinguish the kitchen from the dining room, but it also added extra storage space and convenient seating for kids on the go.”

When selecting materials for the space, sustainability was the name of the game, but finding fixtures and finishes to brighten up the space and attract natural light was another consideration. This had to be done without altering the windows in any way, which Newman said was a challenge. She first started with the floor covering. “The kitchen tiles looked outdated and the wooden floors were so dark that they took in a lot of natural light,” she says. “Ultimately, we chose vinyl for its durability and cleanability in a lighter variegated shade to brighten up the home and give a natural feel.”

With the flooring in place, Newman and his customers could focus on the fun stuff: cabinets and countertops. Falling in love with one specific countertop material – Gabana quartzite – shaped many other design decisions to follow in the hybrid piece. “The white felt like too much maintenance for a home with young children,” Newman says, explaining why this particular stone was so appealing. “This material can withstand a lot and still look like new.” She also adds, “The colors were light enough and the polished finish helped reflect the natural light streaming through the windows. »

Newman chose a putty-like color for the Shaker-style cabinets to complement the countertop choice. “White cabinets can be difficult to maintain, and with such a large kitchen, it can seem stark,” she comments. “I wanted to bring some warmth. Meanwhile, though, an off-white backsplash and farmhouse sink, both picked in a high gloss, help brighten the space, Newman says. Brass faucets further warm the room. To finish, Newman opted for pops of black for the counter stools, dining chairs, and cabinet hardware. These black background shots all shades lighter and add a bit of edge.

Now Newman couldn’t be happier with the finished kitchen and dining room combo. “For us, making a family home means creating a space that can grow with the family and evolve with their needs,” she says. “For example, the peninsula is now a great place for small children and high chairs. In a few years, this will be the perfect place to do your homework. Even better, the redesign has made it easier to entertain for Newman customers. She adds: “This project has transformed this space into a home and a place where the family can gather. ”

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