Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects

Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home renovation projects

Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects (BPT) – Thinking of adding a deck? How about replacing the tired, worn siding on your house? Now that the weather is colder, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a hot beverage and start planning your 2019 home projects so you can nail the budget and settle on the look you’re after. “Updating your home’s exterior can make an older home look more modern, but it can also make a new build feel warmer and more established,” says Kristine Swint, an in-house design expert at Royal Building Products. “Whether […]

5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season - Hudson Valley Style Magazine

5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season

5 ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season (BPT) – The holidays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, filled with warm memories of family and friends. When it’s your turn to host, however, the holidays can quickly turn into a stressful blur that involves cleaning, decorating and cooking all before the guests even arrive! Hosting loved ones doesn’t have to be this way. Try these five tips for a no-hassle holiday celebration and enjoy being fully present for the fun this season. 1. Cater in or stock up on pre-cooked holiday favorites Kick back and relax with […]

Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

Tips for embracing the benefits of natural light

(BPT) – With daylight saving time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter months. However, more time spent indoors and longer nighttime hours can mean fewer opportunities to soak up the benefits of natural light. But did you know that you can enjoy all the perks of natural lighting through simply upgrading or adding windows into your home? The health […]

Almax Realty: Luxury Hudson Valley Villa for Sale

Almax Realty: Luxury Hudson Valley Villa in Balmville, New York

Welcome to the magnificent Hudson Valley Villa located just minutes away from World-Class Travel Destinations such as Dia: Beacon, West Point, Storm King Art Museum, Newburgh Riverfront Fine Dining, Shawangunk Wine Trail, Farm Trail and much more. This designer home is an ideal commuter location with close proximity to I-87, I-84, Route 9W, Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and Metro-North train station and just 50 minutes away from NYC. Unique architecture, award-nominated interior design and unprecedented functionality & comfort make this luxury villa a true gem in the Hudson Valley. The spectacular two-story high woodburning fireplace in the center of the home creates a cozy […]

Landida Smart Landscapes

2018 Style and Design Awards Winner: Landida Smart Landscapes

2018 Style and Design Awards Nomination: Landida Smart Landscapes America is Converting to Smart Landscapes Climate Change is here and those who want to survive are adapting! Let’s adapt to the new reality in style! To be exact in modern,  sophisticated, sustainable, environmentally friendly and fashionable style! Landida™ landscapes are designed to reduce or completely forgo the use of precious energy, fresh water, harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Yet they are human and pet-friendly, visually pleasing, evergreen, eco-conscious and virtually maintenance free.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Summer 2018 Cover - Maxwell Alexander

Summer 2018 – Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Maxwell Alexander

Summer 2018 – Hudson Valley Style Magazine – Maxwell Alexander – Ascending above the Valley From the Editors: Every season is beautiful in the Hudson Valley. Summer is a perfect time to build, create and execute visions that were born earlier this year. In this issue, we are ascending above the Valley and introducing our globally-oriented Landida™ and ToughConstruct™ enterprises, as well as other new projects from the Duncan Avenue Group. Maxwell Alexander & Dino Alexander Hudson Valley Style Magazine Summer 2018 Cover – Maxwell Alexander[/caption]

Landida™ Smart Landscapes

The American Dream sans Green Turf Grass Lawn

by Maxwell Alexander, CEO & Founder, Landida™ Smart Landscapes A luscious green lawn used to be a source of pride and a symbol of achieving the American Dream, well, at least for Babyboomers. They loved sugary drinks with artificial colors and flavors and dumped millions of tons of pesticides in their front yard to keep the grass greener on their side of the road, and neighbors jealous across the street. Good news for the Planet: the new generation of homeowners is in town! Millennials are way more eco-conscious, know that climate change is an actual thing, they prefer being healthy and cannot stand […]

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview - Duncan Avenue's Villa 9W

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui (Continued)

by Dino Alexander (CEO, Duncan Avenue Group) Building site for Villa 9W was carefully carved into the East side of a hill with glass atrium and direction of the roof almost precisely facing South and the direction of the Hudson River. Looking at Bagua (or Pa Kua) – Feng Shui energy map, we see that Villa 9W is oriented towards Fame and Reputation Life Area (or a better translation “The Light Within You”) and the Feng Shui Element Fire. Furthermore, 2-story-high iron fireplace takes a center stage in the atrium that amplifies connection to the energy of Fire. Interestingly, this […]

Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Aerial Landscapes by DA SKY

Hudson Valley Homes and Estates really do have a lot of character, not to mention that the architecture, landscaping and natural setting is truly stunning. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley, it is a prime location for aerial drone photography. With years of experience, it is safe to say that Duncan Avenue Photography and Design Studio works diligently to make sure that our clients get the result they want out of their aerial photography and this is especially the case if they are trying to sell or market their property. With breath-taking photographs and a friendly team who will […]

VVilla 9W - Architectural Marvel and a Modern Luxury Vacation Getaway in the Hudson Valley

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui

Villa 9W and Five Elements of Feng Shui by Dino Alexander, CEO Duncan Avenue Group Principles of Taoism as a religion emerged around the 4th century BC in the work of Chinese philosopher and writer Laozi. Practices and traditions of balancing the natural energy (chi) in the environment are closely linked with concepts of Taoism and historically were widely used t orient spiritually significant structures and places of worship and took in account references to local topography, bodies of water, astronomical position and directions of Earth’s magnetic field. Over the period of hundreds of years, these traditions and principles have […]