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Amazing Living Wall Added to 1500 Mt. Diablo Development in Downtown Walnut Creek

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Check out the cool looking living wall installed recently at the new development in downtown Walnut Creek, located diagonally across from Neiman Marcus. This is where the clothing store Vineyard Vines and several restaurants will be located, including San Francisco-based pizzeria Slice House, Barcelona-based Telefèric, and Rooftop.

According to the developer, the living wall will contain an “automatic drip irrigation system, moisture sensor system, and mist system so lots of technology to try to ensure that it stays alive.”

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The Landing Breaks Ground in Downtown Walnut Creek

1800 Lacassie Ave, Walnut Creek renderings courtesy BHV CenterStreet Properties

A new rental development called The Landing is breaking ground in downtown Walnut Creek near the BART station. Check out the renderings below; the website is here.

From a press release:

“The project, called The Landing, at 1800 Lacassie Avenue, consists of 178 studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments wrapped in contemporary styling and capped off with multiple rooftop decks with Mt. Diablo views. Amenities include a sky-deck yoga studio, roof-top garden, an outdoor movie theater, outdoor barbecue and dining area, indoor-outdoor fire pit lounge, and resort pool and cabanas.

The Landing also plans to be pet-friendly. A pet spa will provide private grooming facilities for residents’ four-legged companions.

Inside, The Landing’s 35 studio, 110 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom units will feature quartz countertops, designer cabinetry, mosaic backsplash, high-end stainless steel appliance packages, in some cases with wine fridges, plus plank-style floorings throughout and walk-in closets.”




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Lyric Walnut Creek Apartments Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek Summer 2016

1500 North California Blvd, Walnut Creek

Although the view from over a year ago may make it seem that not much has been done to the 1500 N. California apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek, now called Lyric Walnut Creek, but if you peek over the fence you can see that plenty of digging for the underground parking garage and other work has been done. The “coming summer 2016” signage is now up.

This is a sweet spot to live right in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek, a block from the Lesher Center, walking distance to BART, Century movie theater, and Target although Safeway is quite a walk away.


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Progress on 1500 Mt. Diablo Building in Downtown Walnut Creek

1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

Significant progress is being made on the 1500 Mt. Diablo building at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek as the scaffolding has been removed revealing the cool design that we saw in the renderings over two years ago. The corner entrance will be home to the clothing store Vineyard Vines while the second floor restaurant will have Barcelona-based Telefèric with the top floor occupied by ROOFTOP. Check out updates on ROOFTOP’s Facebook page here.

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Ascent Walnut Creek Apartments Now Leasing Across from Target

1960 North Main St, Walnut Creek

In April we saw the continuing progress of the new apartment complex Ascent Walnut Creek, located across the street from Target at the corner of  Ygnacio Valley Rd. and N. Main St. and they are now leasing. Third and fourth floor apartments are expected to be available in the beginning of September, the second floor apartments towards the end of September and first floor apartments at the beginning of October. Studio/Urban 1 bedrooms begin at $2,200, 1 bedrooms start at $2,550, and 2 bedrooms start at $3,427. I imagine the lower priced apartments will be located near the gas station which you can see in the above photo at left. Check out their website which explains the amenities here.


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Kitchen of the Day


This is the third kitchen featured from the 2015 Lafayette Juniors kitchen tour held last month. Check out the first and second kitchens if you missed it. In the past 12 months the Lafayette Juniors have raised over $50,000 for local non-profit organizations. Find out more about their beneficiaries here.

This Lafayette home was gorgeous. I especially liked the spacious island and clean design throughout. The living room located on a different level yet with an open layout was stunning! And the outside patio area surrounded by trees and nature is sublime; perfect for both entertaining or relaxing.

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The contemporary kitchen was completely updated to reflect the home’s sleek contemporary spirit. A white quartz countertop balances the blue gray tones of the cabinetry and the dark hardwood flooring. Built-in appliances are placed cleanly around the perimeter of the kitchen, while a driftwood sphere pendant light adds an organic touch and sheds warmth over the center island. The home also boasts a mudroom hallway, which helps the kitchen to stay uncluttered.


See more photos including outdoor patio area after the jump… Continue Reading

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Via Moraga Single Family Homes Coming to Downtown Moraga

489 Moraga Road, Moraga

Plenty of residential development going on in Moraga these days. Last year we saw the story poles, and now we see that a new 18 single family home development called Via Moraga is coming to downtown Moraga, directly across from the Rheem Shopping Center. Lot sizes will range from 2,610 – 4,123 square feet with house sizes varying 2,066 to 2,568 square feet. The 2-story houses will reach a bit less than 28 feet high. Check out the developer website here.

Of all the places in Moraga, being located across from a shopping center and next to commercial buildings seems to be an ideal spot for condos. Why are single family houses being built instead?via-moraga-rendering
Via Moraga rendering