Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and local farmers markets are bursting with colorful produce. Spring is here, which means it’s time to sweep up the patio, light up the grill and get ready for the outdoor entertaining season.
We’re pleased to share that Infratech was featured in “High-Tech Outdoor Entertaining Tips,” a recent blog story by one of cable’s highest-rated networks, HGTV. The home improvement channel is distributed to over 99 million homes in America and is currently the nation’s fifth ranked cable network. HGTV’s affiliated magazine is the #7 best-selling monthly magazine, with a digital circulation of over 103,000 subscribers. The piece was written by digital lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who is also a contributor to NBC’s TODAY show and CNN.
Ultra-luxury housing is on the rise, thanks to entertainment and tech industry titans and overseas buyers looking to invest in lavish trophy properties. Recently The Wall Street Journal took a peek at the eight-to-nine figure price tag homes developers and investors are building on spec, in hopes of attracting wealthy home hunters. These palatial estates contain master bedrooms and in-home spas the size of the average American home, plus—in certain cases—the largest IMAX theatre ever installed in a home, and a $200,000 sweets-stocked “candy bar.” For these high end clients, Southern California-based designers/builders Shelly and Avi Osadon of See Construction choose only the highest quality homebuilding materials.
Based out of Manhattan Beach, Lombardi Construction specializes in creating beautiful, luxurious homes for the unique environment of Southern California’s beach cities. Building a beachfront home means year-round outdoor living and incredible natural vistas, but it also means working to ensure that projects are suited to coastal conditions.
When restauranteur Sean Meenan teamed up with liquor producer and nightlife impresario Rande Gerber to bring his classic Nolita eatery Cafe Habana from the East Coast to the West, the duo decided to create a relaxed, beach-like atmosphere to complement the new restaurant’s Malibu location. Cafe Habana Malibu’s interior design nods to the dark, wood-paneled gentlemen’s clubs of the past, classic Cuban architecture, and California flora and fauna. To take advantage of the seaside city’s comfortable weather and ocean breezes, the cafe features a sunny patio sheltered by a wooden pergola, complete with a bold mural by graphic designer and street artist Shepard Fairey.