15 Smart Ways To Store Shoes In Small Spaces

Practical storage solutions that don’t take up much space. Continue Reading →

Hot Home Trend: Stylish Cowhide

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine

From rustic to modern to even the most luxurious interiors, homeowners are sprucing up their spaces with cowhide. Cowhide rugs have seen one of the biggest jumps in Google searches on home design trends over the last decade, according to Digital Third Coast’s latest design trends study, based on search engine results.

There are many types of cowhide to choose from, such as solid colored, cuvy shaped ones to black and white cowhide to ones with brown accents. The brown accent cowhides can be more subtle when used up against hardwoods or brown leather furnishings. The black and white cowhides, meanwhile, are for the wishing to make a bigger statement.

Where should you add a cowhide? Here are a few ideas to show how the trend is being used in home design.

FURNISHINGS: A cowhide accent chair or ottoman can create a focal point in a space.

RUGS: A curvy cowhide rug under a coffee table in the living room can help anchor a space. Designers say the cowhide even helps “loosen up” an otherwise perfectly symmetrical balanced space.

ACCESSORIES: Cowhide accessories can also make an impact, such as cowhide patterned throw pillows or cowhide print blanket to dress up a brown or black sofa.

One thing to add with this trend: Don’t overdo it. You don’t need a lot of cowhide to make a statement.

Continue Reading →

$327,000 :: 1688 CHRISTIAN HILLS DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48309-2909

Property Photo

4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,298 sq ft
Lot Size: 31,363 sq ft
Added: 02/06/18, Last Updated: 04/29/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21411784
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: CHRISTIAN HILLS NO 1
The price of this listing was last reduced on 3/6/2018 by 3%
Status: Sold

Contemporary ranch on .72 acres nestled in a rolling wooded site within sought after community of Christian Hills. There are 3 bedrms and 2 full baths on the main floor. The kitchen includes large pantry and is open to the family room and living room with a dual fireplace open to both for cozy living. A finished walkout lower level with full bath, bedroom, recreation room, fireplace and ceramic floors. Includes central vacuum system. Located near downtown Rochester and the Rochester Village for excellent shopping and Dining. Close to Oakland University and Paint Creek trail for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Listed with Century 21 Town & Country-Roch


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$369,900 :: 6460 ORION RD, ROCHESTER HILLS MI, 48306

Property Photo

4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 3,184 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,037 sq ft
Added: 04/28/18, Last Updated: 04/28/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031345878
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: AVON HILLS 1
Status: Active

Close to town & trails! Spacious custom built home is located on large lot. City water & sewer. Covered front porch views mature trees, huge deck off eating area. LR & FR each with gas FP + formal DR. Great flr plan for family or entertaining. Upper bonus room can be 5th BR. Bmst is partially finished with loads of storage. Corner lot so lots of extra street parking. 3+ side entry garage offers extra area for workshop. Wood trim and moldings and some hardwood. Imm. possession & includes all appliances. Fence is allowed in rear yard, great for kids and pets. Rochester Schools!

Listed with Weichert Realtors Excel


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$2,499,000 :: 1930 CHRISTENBURY CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-

4 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 5,311 sq ft
Lot Size: 50,965 sq ft
Added: 04/27/18, Last Updated: 04/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440595
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Active

Magnificent Custom Built Masterpiece on a private gated street. Pure Luxury from the moment you pull up to the circular, aggregate stone driveway, and beautiful brick and stone exterior, with a 5 car side entry garage. The long foyer leads you to an incredible formal dining room with space for 14 of your most personal guests. The hardwood floors throughout the first floor are meticulously cared for. 10′ ceilings and 8′ doors compliment the crown mouldings, wainscoting, and detailed trim woodwork throughout the home. The master retreat is approximately 400 sq ft, plus 2 very large walk-in-closets. The master bath includes 2 separate vanities, free standing soaker tub, large shower, marble floors and a barrel ceiling. The finished lower level includes a walkout access, finished bar, and an unbelievable temperature controlled wine room. A rear covered Loggia is an entertainer’s paradise with a built-in BBQ, retractable pull-down screens, and in-ground swimming pool for maximum enjoyment.

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$2,499,000 :: 1930 CHRISTENBURY CRT, Rochester Hills MI, 48306-

4 beds, 7 baths
Home size: 5,311 sq ft
Lot Size: 50,965 sq ft
Added: 04/27/18, Last Updated: 04/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21440595
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Status: Active

Magnificent Custom Built Masterpiece on a private gated street. Pure Luxury from the moment you pull up to the circular, aggregate stone driveway, and beautiful brick and stone exterior, with a 5 car side entry garage. The long foyer leads you to an incredible formal dining room with space for 14 of your most personal guests. The hardwood floors throughout the first floor are meticulously cared for. 10′ ceilings and 8′ doors compliment the crown mouldings, wainscoting, and detailed trim woodwork throughout the home. The master retreat is approximately 400 sq ft, plus 2 very large walk-in-closets. The master bath includes 2 separate vanities, free standing soaker tub, large shower, marble floors and a barrel ceiling. The finished lower level includes a walkout access, finished bar, and an unbelievable temperature controlled wine room. A rear covered Loggia is an entertainer’s paradise with a built-in BBQ, retractable pull-down screens, and in-ground swimming pool for maximum enjoyment.

Listed with Arterra Realty Michigan LLC


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$170,000 :: 3038 MELVIN, Rochester Hills MI, 48307-

Property Photo

4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,368 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 02/14/18, Last Updated: 04/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21414136
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: SUPRVR’S PLAT OF BROOKLAN
Status: Sold

Move in Ready Ranch in a Quiet Neighborhood. Many Updates Including: Kitchen, Both Bathrooms, Newer Carpet, New Electric Panel and Meter, Newer water heater (50 Gallons),New Patio Door with Built in Blinds. Natural Fireplace in the Family Room. Private Backyard in a Quiet Neighborhood, Beautiful Landscaping with Perennial Flowers & Fruit Blooming in the Summer. New ramp in front (Can be converted back, concrete stairs are below ramp). Subject to Sellers Finding a Home.

Listed with Real Estate One-Clinton Twp


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$1,249,000 :: 3798 THATCHER DR, Rochester Hills MI, 48309-4533

4 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 4,770 sq ft
Lot Size: 18,730 sq ft
Added: 04/26/18, Last Updated: 04/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21439934
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: BUTLER RIDGE NO 2
Status: Active

This stunning custom home has attention to detail throughout. High end finishes from the hardwood flooring throughout to the extensive molding work and coffered ceilings. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, grand island, command center, walk-in pantry. large great room with marble fireplace that has built in book cases on either side. large formal dining room with wainscoting and custom butler pantry. A large mud room area with lockers and a second powder room. Grand master suite done in marble with spa like shower and stand alone tub. 2nd grand master has own spa like bathroom. There is a large Jack and Jill bath and a large 2nd floor laundry. Granite and Quartz counters throughout as well as another powder room in the finished lower level, also offers, wet bar, a second fireplace done in limestone and abundance of storage. The exterior of the home offers a Lanai with either a natural or gas fireplace with auto screen system, stamped concrete patio. See upgrade list. Spectacular!

Listed with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel-Roch


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$343,000 :: 3079 LEXHAM LN, Rochester Hills MI, 48309-4395

Property Photo

4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 2,583 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,147 sq ft
Added: 03/08/18, Last Updated: 04/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 21420907
Community: Rochester Hills (63151)
Tract: KENSINGTON FOREST SUB NO 1
Status: Sold

This beautiful colonial boasts a fantastic location within blocks to schools and shopping, while tucked away from the main roads. Inside, you’ll find a bright and open plan with ample natural light, neutral colors and plush carpeting. The gorgeous kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances by Frigidaire, granite counter tops, and newer ceramic tile. The breakfast nook is perfect for preparing for the day, while enjoying serene backyard views through large windows. The family room is complete with gas fireplace with tiled surround and a large, oversize door-wall leading to the designer brick paver patio. You’ll also find a first-floor laundry with washer/dryer. Downstairs, entertain in style in the fully finished basement. Featuring new carpeting, wet bar, bathroom and storage area, this basement is ready for the toys or entertainment. Upstairs, you’ll find beautifully appointed bed and bathrooms with large, walk-in closets, and ample sunlight. Owner is an agent.

Listed with Redfin Corporation


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →

$659,000 :: 1463 GALENA, Rochester Hills MI, 48306

Property Photo

4 beds, 4.1 baths
Home size: 3,408 sq ft
Lot Size: 16,552 sq ft
Added: 04/25/18, Last Updated: 04/25/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 218034668
Community: Rochester Hills
Tract: CLEAR CREEK SUB NO 3
Status: Active

Remarks to follow

Listed with Real Estate One-Rochester


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


Continue Reading →