Last week the DIY Network debuted Mega Decks, a new series about luxury outdoor living spaces constructed by Gail and Garth Hyland’s innovative deck and landscaping company Colorado Custom Decks. The construction team’s architectural challenges include building incredible fire features, outdoor entertainment systems, waterfalls and water features, pergolas and outdoor kitchens. The decks they build are unparalleled in terms of amenities, comfort, and design. They also feature Infratech heaters.

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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.

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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.

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