Join our SOHO expert docents every third Sunday of the month as they tell you stories of the Marston House and its environs and of one of San Diego’s greatest architects, Irving J. Gill. With four great tour choices we understand if you can’t pick just one. Bring your camera and friends.  The health and safety […]


Inside the White House for Christmas: 5 Surprisingly Simple DIY Decorations

By Jillian Pretzel, Every holiday season, the White House shows off its gorgeous decorations. Yet lest you presume your own seasonal adornments will never measure up to what the People’s House pulled off, an HGTV special has arrived to prove you wrong! In HGTV’s annual “White House Christmas,” viewers get a close look at how […]

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The Greenest of Conservation Solutions

HISTORIC PRESERVATION By Alana Coons, SOHO San Diego pre•ser•va•tion – The activity of protecting something from loss or danger, an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change  con•ser•va•tion – Preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect  sus•tain – To keep in existence; maintain  The words preservation and conservation […]

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Time for Home Maintenance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been “sheltering in place” for weeks now. Most of us are spending more time in our homes than we ever expected we would. This is an opportune time to look around and create a “to do list” of home projects. Near the top of the list, right after cleaning […]

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The Sun is Shining on Solar

The market for photovoltaic installations is hot, creating opportunities for home sellers and buyers. How much value does a solar installation add to a property? It’s a question increasingly on the minds of consumers who are interested in the cost-benefit analysis of residential solar installations, also known as photovoltaic systems. If you haven’t already sold […]

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How to Best Navigate New Color Trends

Bold, saturated colors are back after years of calm beiges, soothing grays, and varied whites dominating the interior design scene. What’s a homeowner to do? Article from New York Times For years, homeowners and their real estate professionals have walked a fine line between current interior trends and choosing a neutral palette that attracts the […]

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San Diego’s granny flat ‘handbook’ aims to eliminate confusion, encourage construction

The 42-page guide is part of city’s effort to solve housing affordability crisis By DAVID GARRICK AUG. 15, 2019  San Diego has created a 42-page granny flat handbook to encourage more property owners to construct such housing units by making the process easier to understand. Granny flats, which are additional housing units on an existing property, are being […]

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