Carolyn Isler

Midway Hollow Contemporary With Multimillion-Dollar Details

By Karen Eubank / June 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Midway Hollow is beyond hot. With a wide variety of styles from hip midcentury moderns and classic ranch homes to cozy cottages, there is something for everyone, and it seems almost every street comes with a new amenity — a construction crew. If a home is not being renovated, it’s being razed. Builders are everywhere, […]

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Bluffview Estate Merits Icon Status with Inspired Updates

By Karen Eubank / October 2, 2017 / 1 Comment

When I spotted this Bluffview estate at 5131 Shadywood Lane, I thought it was one of those iconic homes that had been built almost a century ago. However, according to the listing information, it was built in 2007. I didn’t believe it. I went to DCAD to see if maybe that was the year it […]

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Santa Barbara Modern in the Heart of Devonshire

By Karen Eubank / August 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

  So, what’s a Santa Barbara Modern you ask? Take that typical Mediterranean style that comes to mind — you know, terra cotta tile roof, white stucco, etc. — but infuse it with a modern consciousness. The result is an architectural style that is not only gorgeous, but also appeals to a modern family. Our […]

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Luxury Home Contractor Carolyn Isler is a Bad Ass, Continued…

By Candy Evans / October 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

I am so glad you posted this, Jo. I cannot say I blame her one bit, and there is no telling what we ladies might do when our nests are invaded and ruffled, adrenaline kicks in AND the SOB dares to help himself to beers in your fridge! (I wonder if he left dirty fingerprints, […]

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The Keeping Room, or Keeping Area: What is It and Why Does Tom Leppert Have One In His House?

By Candy Evans / July 31, 2012 / 6 Comments

I am not seeing as many of these as I used to, but a Keeping Room is pretty standard in any home of 8,000 square feet or larger. The “keeping room” originated in colonial times, before homes were ginormous, or rather, when only a select few had ginormous homes, usually called castles. It was a multi-use room attached to the kitchen or open to it, complete with a fireplace for warmth. Remember, kitchens used to be the place where people cooked, unlike my house. So creating an extra little sitting area is really an old-time concept that adds depth, warmth and activity to modern kitchens.

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