April 21, 2011
Locally hand-crafted gifts with you in mind! A perfect way to spend your day and a perfect place to find Mother’s Day gifts and beyond. From funky to steampunk, grunge to elegant pearls, you’ll find jewelry, wood working, ceramics, blown glass, stained glass, mixed media art, Mexican folk art, wearable textile art, assemblage, fine art, garden art, a chair masseuse, and more!
This bi-annual event is organized by some artistic Wood Streets neighbors (click here to see their unique rubber art stamps website) in the back yard of their home the week before Mother’s Day and the week before Thanksgiving.
Where: 4182 Linwood Place, Riverside, CA (click here for map)
When: Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You’re welcome to enjoy their hospitality by helping yourself to refreshments and most importantly, you’ll be supporting local women artists and keep America working! Cash or checks preferred.
See you there!
April 18, 2011
[ SOLD for $279,900 -- 7/08/2011 ] Large two-story classic California Bungalow built in 1922 in the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood, approximately 2,000 sq ft with 5 bedrooms (3 upstairs), 2 bathrooms (1 upstairs). Large front porch perfect for watching the 4th of July Mt. Rubidoux fireworks, or sip a hot toddy while watching the horse-drawn carriages trot by during the winter holidays.
The original hardwood floors were refinished about a month before escrow closed and will transport you back in time, along with the built-in book shelves and crackling fireplace in the living room, and the built-in China hutch in the extra large formal dining room! Both bathrooms have been updated, kitchen has new flooring with new counter top and sink, and the bedrooms have new carpeting.
Enjoy the modern-day comforts of brand new central air conditioning/heat and brand new duct work, along with brand new exterior/interior paint, new carpeting in the bedrooms, new flooring in kitchen and both bathrooms, new tile counter top and sink in kitchen, walk-in kitchen pantry, and most of the original windows have brand new sash cords. Lot size is 7840 (.18/acre) with a large (and delicious) orange tree and a 2-car garage. This is a standard sale and has been in the same family for decades!
April 18, 2011
[ SOLD for $249,900 -- 11/30/2011 ] We’re talking value here! Price per square footage is close to $100/sq ft in the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood — almost unheard of! This 2-story “Wood Streets” home boasts 2,440 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms (2 masters downstairs), 3 bathrooms (1 upstairs), central air/heat, gigantic family room, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, indoor laundry, lovely low-maintenance backyard with covered patio, and 2-car attached garage with additional covered parking off the alley.
This stately home is centrally located within the “Wood Streets” neighborhood and is in walking distance to Riverside Community College, shopping, entertainment, etc.
Another successful short sale ….. closed by “The Sister Team”!!!
April 17, 2011
Today, Sunday, April 17th, from 11 am to 5 pm, come on out to the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood to marvel over six private gardens that demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques including edible landscaping, composting, drip irrigation, and water-efficient landscaping including many native plants. A local expert will be available at each garden to answer visitors’ questions.
A donation of $5 will help fund local community garden projects. The Wood Streets Green Team supports the use of bicycles and other forms of alternative transportation during the tour.
All are welcome to attend — no RSVP necessary!
For more information and a map of the tour, please click here to go to the Wood Streets Green Team website.
April 15, 2011
Come on down to Main Street, between University and 5th Street on Saturday, April 16th, from noon to 4:00 p.m. for an Easter egg hunt, Easter egg contest with prizes, face painting, Easter Bunny and photo ops, live entertainment, shopping and dining, and more!
Easter egg contest rules: Hop into a downtown business to collect your Easter egg (one per family, per business). One Easter egg at each business will contain a special prize. Get that prize and have the opportunity to register for the GRAND PRIZE! Must be present to win. Announcement of winner will be awarded at the close of event at 4 p.m. at the RDP booth(Riverside Downtown Partnership) on Main between Mission Inn and 6th Street.
April 15, 2011
Please join the Inland Empire in honoring all veterans at the 6th Annual Salute to Veterans Parade on Saturday, April 16th, at 10 a.m. The parade route: Magnolia and Ramona (RCC) to Market and 10th, to the Historic Riverside County Courthouse on Main Street.
Spectator Pre-Parade Parking: Use the RCC parking structure to park and walk down to the lower parking lot to see the parade entries in the staging area. Staging is very congested starting very early on the morning of April 16th. You are welcome to come and view the entries prior to the parade, and even take part in the pancake breakfast (put on by the Civil Air Patrol).
For more information on how you can support, or be part of this event, call (951) 687-1175.
April 9, 2011
[ SOLD for $415,000 -- 3/04/2011 ] Hawarden Hills spectacular beauty! This stunning 4-bedroom custom home has a European flare. Enter through the solid rosewood double doors (featured in the Doors of Riverside poster) to a tiled entry imported from Spain. Large formal living room, and spacious family room with mahogany floors and fireplace. Sub-zero refrigerator and stainless appliances. Counter tops are a thick corian and 24k gold plated backsplash tiles. All the doors are solid wood with solid brass fixtures. Wood shutters throughout. Guest bath has a steeping bath/jacuzzi with solid brass fittings. And finally, the back yard…. Oh, what an incredibly lovely backyard! Large pool, fountain, covered patio with built-in barbecue, with over 100 different varieties of trees, flowers and shrubs on this 13,500 sq ft lot! Right around the corner from the most famous street in Riverside: Victoria Avenue (miles of rosebushes and local beauty fit for royalty)!
April 8, 2011
Not even a week ago, we were riding our bicycles in the Wood Streets neighborhood, enjoying the long-awaited 90 degree weather, surrounded by blooming iris, daffodils and lilies. Yet today, we had a “sun shower,” something that Tara and I enjoyed as children in Pennsylvania, but rarely experience in California. The sun was as bright as you could imagine, while the rain spilled down and sparkled in the sunlight as though diamonds were falling from the sky. And then, to our Southern California surprise, large snowflakes started to fall between the raindrops. Sixty seconds was about all we had to enjoy this rare spectacle.
An hour and a half later, while at the top of Canyon Ridge Road in Woodcrest, showing a house to a client, I gasped at the view. The colors… the hills… the clouds… breathtaking! If our client’s offer gets accepted on this house, this is what he will get to look at every day of his life!
Life in Riverside is beautiful!
April 2, 2011
While riding our bikes in the Wood Streets this morning, we came across these beautiful Irises on Highland Place and wanted to share them with you. Proof positive that Spring has Sprung in Southern California! Such beauty and serenity makes us realize just how fortunate we are to live in the Wood Streets!
My Chihuahua mix rescue, Dynkie (12), went with us this morning via my bike basket, with some extra towels ensuring her comfort.
April 1, 2011
[ SOLD for $171,000 -- 3/21/2012 ] Charming “Wood Streets” California Bungalow built in 1919 with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The hallway linen closet was modified into a stairway which now leads to two additional rooms in the attic (perfect for playroom, storage, additional bedrooms, or workout space). The square footage is approximately 1100, not including the upstairs rooms.
This adorable home boasts hardwood floors, fireplace, wood molding, original built-ins, original drop-down windows in kitchen nook, original bathroom sink and cabinetry, and a breezy front porch to sit upon and sip a cool drink on a warm day. The spacious pool-sized backyard is ripe with citrus trees, and last but not least a storm cellar which houses the furnace and hot water heater, in addition to lots of storage!
Another sucessful short sale …. sold by ‘The Sister Team”!!!!
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