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826 Valencia: Breathing New Life into the Tenderloin

Friday, May 5, 2017
An address in San Francisco carries with it a certain prestige—a position at the latest startup, millions of dollars in venture capital funding, the highest rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the nation. Suffice to say, Bay Area locals have a mindset far removed from the rest of the nation. You aren’t considered wealthy until your net worth has topped $6 million, and no one raises an eyebrow over an $8 cup of drip coffee or office space that goes for $100 per square foot.

When Only the Best Will Do: Rustic Oak from Admont Abbey Floors SoHo

Monday, February 27, 2017
When you hear the words “$17 million loft in Manhattan,” the next thing that crosses your mind probably isn’t an 11th-century Benedictine monastery in southeast Austria. But if you’re name is Joseph A. McMillan Jr., that’s exactly what you think.

McMillan is the CEO and Chairman of DDG Investment Partners, an urban design/development firm that burst onto the New York scene in 2009 and now has offices in Florida and California. Improving the built environment is their mission. Stopping pedestrians with jaw-dropping design is their calling card.

Setting the Stage for Sustainability: Arrigoni Woods Featured in Art Basel Exhibit

Thursday, February 9, 2017
For us, it was a dream come true on so many different levels. To see our product and craftsmanship featured in a joint exhibit by Art Basel and Design Miami, the global forum for art and design, was in itself a proud moment. None of us had dared to imagine the world’s most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics exploring our work in a museum-quality exhibit.

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