On Blake Road, But Not ON Blake Road

How to Make a Busy Street Disappear A location on a busy street need not be a dealbreaker. If you’re dubious, consider 5600 Blake Road in Edina’s gorgeous Parkwood Knolls neighborhood, listed by Edina Realty’s Matt Lill. I count no fewer than five ways the owner and their builder are minimizing the proximity of a busy...
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Design Flair? That, Too

Vertical Bike Stands in Downtown Palo Alto Once upon a time — like in the late ’70’s, when I was a Stanford undergrad — neighboring University Ave. definitely wasn’t seedy, but it was no one’s idea of upscale, either:  after all, the low-rent University Creamery was practically an anchor tenant (still the best chocolate shake...
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