25 January 2013

Just Listed!

Just Listed!

This charmer in Southwest Visalia is move-in ready! Fabulous split floor plan is spacious and extremely clean and well-maintained...immaculate! 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the master suite features vaulted ceilings and a large bathroom with his and hers vanities and an extra large walk in closet. Large lot has sprawling backyard, complete with covered patio. Conveniently located near shopping, this house will not last long. Call to arrange your private showing today!

Cocktail Friday: The Papa Doble

My husband and I have grapefruits coming out of our ears...  What to do with all these grapefruits?  Make cocktails of course!  The Papa Doble is very tart, a little sweet, fantastically cold, and very refreshing...the perfect use for our sugary sweet fruit, and just in time for the weekend.

Papa Doble
2 oz Clear Rum
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Grapefruit Juice

1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur

Combine all the ingredients with crushed ice, shake well, pour everything into a chilled cocktail glass, and enjoy!

Photo & recipe courtesy of Nole Garey

23 January 2013

LOTS For Sale!

Build the custom home of your dreams on one of three, beautiful lots located in gated "Da Vinci" and "La Valencia". The Da Vinci and La Valencia neighborhoods are home to Visalia's most luxurious and architecturally unique homes. Custom Homes by Todd Griffin has constructed many of the city's most luxurious estates. For more information or to schedule an appointment to tour current projects, completed homes, or a consultation regarding new home plans, please contact us today.

5216 W. Firenze in Da Vinci - $250,000
4520 W. Modoc in La Valencia - $125,000
4734 W. Modoc in La Valencia - $125,000

*All 0.52 acre lots

*Please note: The gorgeous homes shown below are all Custom Homes by Todd Griffin.  These spectacular homes are not for sale...though you could build your very own masterpiece wherever you desire!

Custom Homes by Todd Griffin

Custom Homes by Todd Griffin

Custom Homes by Todd Griffin

21 January 2013

Run, don't walk...


Magnificent, move-in ready home!  This fully loaded home has all the amenities. Chef's kitchen features large center island, and beautiful cabinetry. The open kitchen looks over the charming breakfast nook and opens up to a cozy family room with fireplace and French doors to patio area and sparkling pool. Formal living and dining rooms; formal living room also has a fireplace and lots of large windows. Jack 'n Jill bedrooms and an additional bedroom currently being used as a home office. Very special, luxurious carpet and custom closets throughout. Master suite features his and hers custom closets, a sitting area, lots of windows and a door to serene covered patio. Master bath features a jacuzzi tub, separate his and hers vanities, and expansive shower.  Surround sound inside and out, and crown moulding throughout. Sprawling backyard has large covered patio, perfect for entertaining.  Gorgeous heated pool with water features, and relaxing spa.

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2756 square feet / $385,900

Call to arrange your private showing today!

17 January 2013

Cocktail Friday: The Skinny Cranberry Vanilla

Now this is a cocktail I can really get behind: it contains more than a day’s worth of vitamin C and is sugar free.  Yippee hooray...a cocktail that fits within the limits of my New Years Resolution. Tangy, ruby-red berries are an integral part of the season, and as a potent vehicle of important antioxidants, we should enjoy them in abundance while the time of year allows…
Photo and recipe courtesy The Fromagette
juice + zest of 3 large navel oranges

2  12oz bags fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over
1/2 cup Truvia
2 cups water
3 cups vanilla vodka
1 large bottle sparkling water

Puree the juice, zest, whole cranberries and 2 cups water in blender, then push through a sieve to remove solids. Transfer into a pitcher, add the Truvia and vodka and mix. To serve:  fill each glass with ice, add vodka mixture to the 3/4 point {or to taste}  and top off with sparkling water. Give it a gentle stir and garnish with orange zest and cranberries.  Enjoy...and celebrate Friday!

10 January 2013

Sale Pending!

And it's Sale Pending already....  Sorry guys, they're selling at warp speed!  This means great things are happening in our local market.

09 January 2013

Just Listed!

Just listed in NW Visalia.  Great little 4 bedroom / 2 bathroom near schools and shopping.  This will NOT last long....$152,000.

08 January 2013

SOLD in Bella Sera

Just Sold in beautiful Bella Sera.  Congratulations to my Seller on the sale of this fine investment property...wishing the new Buyers much good fortune with their new investment!