Troyanda Design Group


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freelance interior design projects
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Long Beach, CA US 
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Long Beach, CA 90813 
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Considering Renting to Vacationers? Read This First

More people are redesigning their homes for the short-term-rental boom. Here are 3 examples — and what to consider before joining in Full Story
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brouije
There's a case of a woman who through airbnb rented her Palm Springs home to a vacationer and now she can't get him out. He's like a squatter and it's going to take from 3 to 6 months to evict him and thousands of dollars in lawyers fees. It's probably a system that works out for most people but do you want to chance that you'll get the nut?
August 16, 2014 at 4:45PM     
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mflood22
As noted above, I too had "squatters" in my vacation home. They rented for 2 June summer weeks and stayed until October when I finally got them evicted. Not only did I loose all that income money from the entire summer, I had legal fees and court costs and one HUGE clean up bill when they were finally out. I was actually "lucky" that I had a short term rental agreement that had been signed or it would have taken even longer based on the laws here.
August 17, 2014 at 4:54AM     
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Catherine Gaynor
It's all nice until the police get called to break up the domestic violence dispute between the renters. Neighbors notice when the SWAT team is surrounding the unit (I had renters from Hell and this happened to me). Had to repair the bathroom door that the police kicked down at my own expense. I also found out they brought in a dog I didn't approve (a $100K lawsuit on my hands if that dog bites a neighbor) and they destroyed the floors and walls by running a film-set-building business inside the unit. It's a condo, not a garage!!! Oh my Lord I am so glad I'm not a landlord anymore. They ran out on the lease and I couldn't find them to force them to pay for all the damage they caused. Do not rent out your property unless you love stress and heavy legal fees.
August 17, 2014 at 7:08AM     
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Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey

Modern furniture meets ornate elements in a 19th-century Hoboken brownstone, renovated with respect for its original features Full Story
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larahovas
Isabelle- I apologize for not understanding the layout. Good luck to you. Lovely work!
last Saturday at 6:34AM   
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alabamagal
ROSANNE EBERT...
Please explain why 'all these conversions have created an overpopulation in Hoboken? I'm not very good at numbers but a single family house vs. one that has had 4- 5 families living in it does not add up to 'overpopulation' to me! Quite the contrary! It also vastly improves the neighborhood which is a plus! Some over zealous developer could have torn all that historic area down and built a shopping mall...is that better usage of the property? Or is yours another 'social commentary? Life does go on regardless of individual likes/dislikes and it is not necessarily 'fair' by some measures. I still can't understand how one family replacing five equals 'overpopulation' though!

On another vein...I love coming back to this 'Redo' because it gives me so much pleasure just looking at it again and again.I am a total 'romantic' when it comes to old houses! Reminds me of a similar but not as elegant old house in Cincinnati that some art friends and I rented for a studio; We had the entire 2nd floor with huge rooms, high ceilings, good light from lots of large windows...never sure if it had once been a single family or if it always had been multi-family, but we had an equipped kitchen, bath and I recall, 3 very large rooms, maybe four, and several fireplaces. It was a struggle though keeping it; we were always trying to find other artists to share the rent. At last, it was just Gracie and me and the landlord on the 3rd floor, who was a nice but strange little man with a pet monkey. Gracie and I were alone there one day when he started having seizures (he was an epileptic) one after one, scared us to death! We got the nerve to knock on his door and he insisted he was just fine...then had another seizure! We called 911, they came and took him to the hospital and his monkey someplace for care. That was the end of our studio! While there though, I kept wanting to 'do it over'! As artists, we were super careful not to spill paint etc. We even used the first floor too once, for an art show we had.
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Houzz Tour: San Francisco’s Haas-Lilienthal House

Get a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of this storied Victorian mansion from its decade-long caretaker Full Story
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dznomore
Thanks, I loved this tour!
August 21, 2014 at 5:27PM   
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jjenonnie
We spent a week in SF in autumn 2013 before going to Northern California for a second week. In my research of things to do and places to visit I had selected the Haas-Lilienthal house as a must see and got the tour days and times off their website. I was so disappointed when arriving at the house to see that the sign in the front was completely different (and much more restricted) than tours shown on the website. Luckily we were there early enough in our stay that we, on our last day, could make one of the tours. It is a lovely home and worth your time to visit. I am currently sitting in the middle of my 1890 Victorian that is undergoing yet another phase of its renovation. While our home is much more simple than the Haas-Lilienthal, it has a bit of the same feel and I knew the moment I walked in the front door with our realtor that this was the one I would own...and less than one month later we moved in. Yes, it's quirky and yes, it needs a lot, but it is sound and on its way to being beautiful. Kudos to this family for seeing that their beloved home is preserved. Ms. Kraft seems to be the perfect person to guard it and love it. Thank you for the great article.
August 21, 2014 at 6:17PM   
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