Posts From January, 2024

Escondido: Where Dream Homes Blossom – From Vision to Veranda

Escondido, nestled amidst rolling hills and kissed by the California sun, isn't just a charming city – it's a canvas for your dream home. Whether you envision a sleek, modern masterpiece or a cozy cottage basking in nature's embrace, Escondido empowers your home creation journey with a unique blend of artistic inspiration and tech-savvy support.

Jennifer Schoeneck, Director of Economic Development, captures the city's spirit: "Escondido fosters a spirit of innovation and creativity, evident in the thriving art scene and cutting-edge businesses. This extends to home creation, where residents have access to exceptional resources to bring their vision to life."

Step into Homesteez, a vibrant art and furniture store on Grand Avenue, and you're greeted by a symphony of possibilities. Their recent exhibit, "New Song Old Tongue," by local artist Ben Day Todd, is a testament to the raw creativity pulsating within Escondido. "We believe art inspires the home," says Homesteez owner Seth Karaien. "Ben's work, blending nature and human elements, reflects the connection residents seek with their surroundings."

This connection can manifest in countless ways, thanks to Escondido's diverse landscape. Imagine waking up to panoramic mountain views, tending a vineyard nestled in rolling hills, or enjoying the serenity of a secluded forest retreat. Homesteez's curated collection of furniture and objets d'art, sourced from local artisans and around the globe, helps translate these dreams into tangible spaces.

But dreams need blueprints, and that's where Buildable steps in. This Escondido-born company takes the mystery out of custom home building. "We're your white-glove service," says Buildable co-founder, Nick Parisi. "We help you find the perfect plot of land, navigate permits, and connect you with a network of trusted architects and builders."

Buildable leverages technology to streamline the process. Their interactive platform lets you explore Escondido's diverse neighborhoods, visualize potential builds on specific lots, and even estimate construction costs. "It's all about taking the fear out of building," adds Parisi. "We want to empower Escondido residents to confidently turn their dream homes into reality."

Right down the street from Homesteez, visit Escondido’s Historic District which features a strong collection of architectural treasures including stately Victorians, comfortable Craftsman bungalows, and eclectic Art Deco and Post World War II residences built in the mid-1880s to date. Download a free walking tour map and explore the City’s oldest neighborhood to capture the inspiration that awaits in this elegant neighborhood.

So, if you're harboring a home building or designing a dream, look no further than Escondido. Immerse yourself in the artistic inspiration at Homesteez, tap into Buildable's tech-enabled expertise, and watch your vision bloom amidst the city's vibrant landscape. As Jennifer Schoeneck puts it, "Escondido isn't just a place to live – it's a place to create your own masterpiece."