Club Chaos Eye Candy: Welcome To A Jamaica Estates Tour of Homes (Vol 5)

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This series of residential tours is inspired by my girlfriends Elizabeth Weintraub (of Sacramento) and Poppy Dinsey (of London, UK). The Weintraub Gallery features her favorite Land Park Homes in Sacramento (NY Times,, while Poppy D (Zoomf) takes us on an eclectic tour of her neck of the woods in "A Walk Around Chester, England," and "A Walk Around London England."

In "Home Inspections" Elizabeth asks us, "Where Do You Draw The Line On Repair Requests?" If you haven't been acquainted with her blog, please make it your business to do so, for it is definitely a must read. E's blog also contains an outstanding kitchen remodeling series where we are taken on a delightful day by day, step by step, behind the scenes tour full of humor, angst, horror and praise while providing some excellent remodeling eye candy. It is by far one of the best on-line reads I have ever encountered. Truth be told, I just left there and I'm still giggling...

Poppy D has a "thoroughly British blog" and keeps the smile on my face with her delightfully humorous video entitled, "I may not be at Connect, but I have American candy!" What a neat introduction regarding some of her favorite foods and I enjoyed hearing her delightful accent! Now, when I read her blog and emails I enjoy the memory of her voice ringing in my ears and the words leap off the page with a British melody. We are so looking forward to your New York visit, my dear. Don't forget your cowboy hat!

You should also check out my friend Deborah Burroughs, an Agent/Loan Officer in Vista, CA who takes us on a delightful tour of things to do and places to see while showcasing the geological history of a local Volcano Plug. If you are into eye candy, like me, then you will enjoy visiting Deborah's blog for "Mt Calavera adds a bit of natural history and intrigue to the surroundings communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista." See Part I and Part II of what is fast becoming one of my favorite Club Chaos Localism series.

Here is some eye candy from my turtle run in Jamaica Estates, Queens County, NY. I'm off to do another  "historical post." Stay tuned for some eye candy from my turtle run around Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza. Enjoy!





Comments (47)

C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hi Carole, I am so pleased that you are enjoying the series. I'm having a lot of fun selecting some lovely views to share with you all.

Jul 27, 2008 10:14 PM

C - you are better than Mr. Rogers at picturing the wonderful days in the neighborhood, and for giving the big them-them out.

Jul 27, 2008 11:28 PM
Mike Saunders
Retired - Athens, GA

C - that was me above, it appears the rain is acting up again and not crediting comments. I just noticed that three of my comments on different blogs showed up as anonymous. And, it is not asking me for the code word.


Jul 27, 2008 11:35 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Big Mike, Little Mike and I have been kicked off a few times this morning. I ghosted a few comments before I realized no one knew it was me. I had to go back and tell Laura plus a few others I was commenting. Oh well... such is life in the upgrade and tweaking process... BTW, thank you for your kind words. :-)

Jul 27, 2008 11:52 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Hi Carolyn Check out the New York home page on Localism this morning.  I found this blog there.

Jul 28, 2008 12:18 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Sister C, thanks for the tour and eye candy, neat ThemThem to some fine AR friends as well...

Jul 28, 2008 01:57 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Localism must be having issues, the same post authored by Rummy Dhanoa appears back to back as two separate entries. Hmm... Didn't know that could ever be possible. I feel so bad for the programmers and editors. That has got to be annoying someone somewhere. It certainly annoyed me until I started wondering what else might be happening in a  bemused state of speculation... Lord knows I've been kicked off the server so many times this morning I actually went out and did two turtles runs to ease my frustration! I"M ADDICTED TO CC -- I need my AR fix! (LOL)

Jul 28, 2008 03:36 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hey Paddy Paddy, Cool! Thanks for the heads up!

Hey Duane, I do so enjoy sharing links to my favorite blogs with everyone while spreading some eye candy. Wait until you guys see the shots I took this morning. I ran after dropping off Stephen, then jogged again just before picking the little minion up from his Early Intervention program. (That boy loves going to school.)

I've got the Queens Museum of Art, the Vatican Pavilion, the World's Fair Time Capsule, and the Queens Theater (which is under renovation). I'm going to spend tomorrow at Shea Stadium and try to shoot the new stadium going up. I can see it from the Highway. Very cool!

Jul 28, 2008 03:46 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

C -- I am so flattered you feature some of my stuff. That is incredibly kind of you. I think in some ways I get blackballed by Active Rain because of my writing for -- we're after the same advertisers you know -- and Active Rain. But I am so touched you would even mention my stuff.

As for your new photos, I love them. If it wasn't so cold in New York, I'd think about moving there because homes with a sense of history and design are irresistibly appealing.

elizabeth weintraub sacramento real estate agent

Jul 28, 2008 02:31 PM
Pam Pugmire
Silvercreek Realty Group - Meridian, ID
Meridian Idaho Real Estate

Beautiful architechture!  Thanks for sharing your neighborhood views with the world.  I've said it before, but this really expands what outsiders think of when they hear New York.  We are used to thinking skyscrapers, not single family homes. 

Jul 28, 2008 03:37 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Elizabeth, I adore your blog and get a great kick out of reading your writing. (How could I not feature a fav?) I don't think you're being "blackballed," I just think there are a few "kinks" in the system. Do you know I just discovered I am a top neighbor in Brooklyn? That really fascinates me... I shall have to step up the pace and do a lot more Brooklyn features. :-)

Jul 28, 2008 04:37 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Pam, there is so much variety within the 5 boroughs -- some of these homes are quite amazing! I love hanging out in the older neighborhoods. They provide such pleasant eye candy for a jog... :-)

Jul 28, 2008 04:40 PM
Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

C.  I enjoyed the tour. Beautiful homes. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 28, 2008 05:08 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed them and you are very welcome. :-)

Jul 28, 2008 10:23 PM
Poppy Dinsey
Globrix - Anaheim, CA
London, UK

Carolyn....stop making me want to move! How super gorgeous these homes are! They look like real nice family homes, the kinds of places you'd build a lot of happy memories. I can't imagine having that much space and greenery around me, so pretty. As always, thanks for sharing and thanks for linking back to me :-D

Jul 28, 2008 10:42 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Poppy D, I adore your blog and love linking back to you. You are very welcome. BTW, we would love to have you anywhere in the USA, but I have to say that sharing you with the U.K. is mad fun! Maybe you can do both one day.   ;-)

Jul 28, 2008 11:05 PM
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Hi, Carolyn - I love the tour idea!  The tudor is without a doubt my favorite.  We don't see too many of those up here and I certainly miss them.  Great photo's!

Jul 29, 2008 11:29 AM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Thank you, Jesse. :-)

Jul 29, 2008 02:13 PM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

I love all your pictures of the wonderful nooks and crannies in your neck of the woods. Here it is late at night and I need to be getting some sleep. Well...maybe one more comment then that's it for the night.

Jul 29, 2008 03:24 PM
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Hi Lizette, thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. I'm glad you enjoyed the presentation. Hope your sleep was sound and I am looking forward to chatting with you sometime later today. Phone-tag, you're it! ;-)

Jul 29, 2008 11:28 PM