Duncan Avenue Group

Stop the Mowing Madness With an Eco-Friendly Landida™ Smart Landscape Rock Lawn

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While a thick carpet of grass is, unfortunately, the most common lawn option, many homeowners in the United States and all around the World are drawn to the appeal of maintenance-free rock lawns. These pebble-based ground coverings are ideal for regions that are under watering restrictions due to drought (which is basically the entire Planet earth), or for homeowners who are just tired of constant mowing and inhaling pesticides/herbicides that come with their grass lawn. The installation process is similar to installing mulch or rock in a flower bed but encompasses the entire lawn instead. A rock lawn requires almost no ongoing maintenance and actually draws attention to the low-maintenance, evergreen shrubs and trees. In addition, Landida™ Smart Landscapes rock lawns look equally good in the winter as they do in the summer.

Convert to Grass-Free Landscape with Landida™ - Smart Landscapes
Convert to Grass-Free Landscape with Landida™ – Smart Landscapes

Landida™ Smart Landscapes Rock Lawn Benefits

Eliminating the grass from a lawn may seem like a drastic move, but it actually has many time saving and eco-friendly benefits.

  • Reduces the amount of time required to mow, water and fertilize the grass.
  • Conserves water by eliminating the need to water the lawn.
  • Reduces or completely eliminates pesticides applied to the lawn.
  • Reduces the amount of yard waste, such as grass, leaves and pine needles, that is sent to the landfill.

Some cities located in drought-prone areas of the Southwest even provide tax breaks for homeowners who replace their lawn with rock or gravel. This incentive strives to conserve as much water as possible for human consumption.

Convert to Grass-Free Landscape with Landida™ - Smart Landscapes
Convert to Grass-Free Landscape with Landida™ – Smart Landscapes

What to expect when installing Landida™ Smart Landscapes Rock Lawn

We will measure the width and length of the lawn, and multiply the two numbers together to arrive at the square footage of the lawn. We will determine how many tons of rock you need by dividing the number by 100 for 1-inch diameter rock or by 110 for 1/2-inch diameter rock. These measurements are for the recommended installation depth of 2 inches.

Climate Change Conscious Landscapes by Landia™
Climate Change Conscious Landscapes by Landia™

Trained Landida™ Smart Landscapes Professional will Prepare the Area

Landida™ Smart Landscapes experts will remove all grass and weeds from the area using a spade to slide under the top 1 to 2 inches of soil. We will place the material into a wheelbarrow and move it to a compost area preferably on your property or a certified compost site. We will not remove any trees or shrubs that you want to remain in place. Instead of spraying the ground with an herbicide, we will install black weed-barrier landscaping fabric. 

Pesticide/Herbicide Free Landscapes by Landia™
Pesticide/Herbicide Free Landscapes by Landia™

Installing the Landida™ Smart Landscapes Rock

Landida™ Smart Landscapes Experts will spread the material out to an even 2-inch thickness using a bow rake. They will repeat the process of spreading out the rock until the entire surface of the lawn is covered. Although we can use any type of gravel or rock desired, river-run gravel is rounded and more comfortable to walk on for both humans and pets, and bluestone 3/8 gravel is just as comfortable to walk on plus has a stylish and sophisticated look. We will rinse the top of the rocks with a garden hose to remove any white residue.

No matter the motivation, Landida™ Smart Landscapes Rock Lawns are attractive landscaping options for all areas of the country. Not only do homeowners reduce the amount of money they spend on the lawn, they gain more time to enjoy their home instead of just maintaining it.

Duncan Avenue Group

Introducing Landida™ Smart Landscapes | America is Converting to Intelligent Landscapes

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Landida™| Smart Landscapes

America is Converting to Intelligent Landscapes

Climate Change is here and those who want to survive are adapting! Let’s adapt to the new reality in style! To be exact in modern,  sophisticated, sustainable, environmentally friendly yet fashionable style.

Landida™ landscapes are designed to reduce or completely forgo the use of precious energy, fresh water, harmful pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers. Yet they are human and pet-friendly, visually pleasing, evergreen, eco-conscious and virtually maintenance free. Ditch your lawn mower and join the Smart Landscape Revolution!

Landida™ Smart Landscapes
Landida™ Smart Landscapes

Open Landida™ Franchise in Your City

America is Converting to smart landscapes! Ditch the grass and save the Planet! Join the Movement and be your own boss with Landida™|Smart Landscapes.

Landida™ Smart Landscapes | Get Grass-free at landida.com
Landida™ Smart Landscapes | Get Grass-free at landida.com
Aerial Drone Photography

Copake Lake Estate – Real Estate Photography Project by Duncan Avenue Studio

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Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate - Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Copake Lake New York Estate – Real Estate Photography by Duncan Avenue Group
Aerial Drone Photography

Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

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Bannerman's Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY - Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

Bannerman's Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY - Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman's Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY - Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman's Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY - Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman's Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY - Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Bannerman’s Island and Cornwall Landing by DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley
Duncan Avenue Group

Villa 9W – Luxury Hudson Valley Vacation Home by Duncan Avenue

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Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Just like a good bottle of wine, Villa 9W is set to inspire, relax and entertain guests from all around the World this Summer. All with authentic Hudson Valley Style, high-end design, and unprecedented comfort.

Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself!

Stay in Duncan Avenue Homes Properties and experience the real magic of the authentic Hudson Valley Style Design™, home decor, luxurious bathroom amenities by DA Aromatherapy Collection™ and beautiful and inspiring Hudson Valley Nature!

Explore little towns, shop at small family owned boutique stores, organic farmers markets, visit world-class fine arts museums and galleries. Ski Hudson Valley Slopes, hike Hudson Valley Trails, climb Hudson Valley Mountains! There is so much to explore in the area and so close to New York City!

All of Duncan Avenue Homes™ Properties are equipped for vacation and business travel and conveniently located minutes to Dia Beacon, Stormking Art Center, West Point Military Academy, and Shawangunk Wine Trail. Our vacation homes are so much better than a hotel or a bed and breakfast: You get complete privacy and entire property for yourself, there are no other guests to bump into, there are no noisy neighbors behind the wall to deal with. In fact, your family can feel like home, a beautiful & comfortable home, right here in the Hudson Valley.

Villa 9W - Luxury Hudson Valley Vacation PropertyWelcome to Duncan Avenue Homes’ Villa 9W!

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Feature – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W - Duncan Avenue Design Studio
Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Feature – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W – Duncan Avenue Design Studio

This is one of a kind home designed by Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Hudson Valley’s premier Real Estate Developer and Award Winning Team of Designers featured New York State of Design Competition.

Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley
Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley (Newburgh Town, NY) Community, minutes to World-class travel destinations such as Dia: Beacon, West Point, Storm King Art Museum, Newburgh Riverfront Fine Dining and Golf Courses.

Private Beach at the Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Private Beach at the Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast

Sustainability, sophisticated style, smart LED lighting and custom designer furnishings and light fixtures are only part of the beautiful features incorporating reclaimed wood and handcrafted forged steel elements.

Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Vacation Home/Hotel
Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Vacation Home/Hotel

The center of the home is a 2-story-high steel fireplace in the middle of an A-frame atrium/living room. The spacious loft area with vaulted ceiling offers access to an indoor balcony and is the perfect setting for a private yoga session. On the main floor, you will find the fully equipped laundry room. Eco-friendly concrete flooring throughout with eco-friendly rugs in all bedrooms complete the overwhelming sense of comfort.

Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley
Villa 9W- Authentic Hudson Valley

Smart indoor climate control system, rustic yet sophisticated decor, and high-end designer elements make this home a true gem in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

– Hold Your private Event at the Villa 9W! –

Beautiful and stylish indoor/outdoor space is ready to host your next private event, photo shoot or create an amazing cinematic backdrop for a movie scene. Catering, event furniture, light and sound equipment provided. Contact Us to get a custom quote.


– Please send an inquiry for a custom event/photo/video shoot quote. We provide local catering and event equipment rental. Event insurance required! We will send a recommended list of insurance companies and policy requirements. No parties/events allowed without prior authorization and purchase of additional insurance, cleaning and security services.

Check Availability and Book on Airbnb >>

or contact Duncan Avenue Homes directly to learn more or make a reservation.

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York

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Aerial Drone Photography

New Aerial Photos from DA SKY – Aerial Photography in Hudson Valley

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New Aerial Photos from DA SKY – Hudson Valley’s Premiere Aerial Photography Services

Hudson Valley Homes and Estates really do have a lot of character, not to mention that the architecture, landscaping and nature setting is truly stunning. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley, it is a prime location for aerial drone photography. With years of experience, it is safe to say that Duncan Avenue Photography Studio Team works diligently to make sure that our clients get the result they want out of their aerial photography and this is especially the case if they are trying to sell or market their property. With breath-taking photographs and a friendly team who will work closely with you every single step of the way, you know that you can count on us to go that extra mile while also delivering remarkable and stylish photos that you never thought possible.

Hudson Valley Aerial Photography

DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
Villa 9W - Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Villa 9W – Hudson Valley Luxury Bed & Breakfast
DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
Beautiful Sunrise over Cornwall on Hudson, New York - Hudson Valley Aerial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio
Beautiful Sunrise over Cornwall on Hudson, New York – Hudson Valley Aerial Photography by Duncan Avenue Studio
DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY - Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
DA SKY – Aerial Real Estate Photography in Hudson Valley, New York
Duncan Avenue Group

Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself – Stay with Duncan Avenue Homes

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Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself - Stay with Duncan Avenue Homes

Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself – Stay with Duncan Avenue Homes

Experience the Magic of Hudson Valley for Yourself!

Stay in Duncan Avenue Homes Properties and experience the real magic of the authentic Hudson Valley Style Design™, home decor, luxurious bathroom amenities by DA Aromatherapy Collection™ and beautiful and inspiring Hudson Valley Nature!

Explore little towns, shop at small family owned boutique stores, organic farmers markets, visit world-class fine arts museums and galleries. Ski Hudson Valley Slopes, hike Hudson Valley Trails, climb Hudson Valley Mountains! There is so much to explore in the area and so close to New York City!

All of Duncan Avenue Homes™ Properties are equipped for vacation and business travel and conveniently located minutes to Dia Beacon, Stormking Art Center, West Point Military Academy, and Shawangunk Wine Trail.

Welcome to Duncan Avenue Homes’ Properties!

All of them are one of a kind homes designed by Duncan Avenue Design Studio – Hudson Valley’s premier Real Estate Developer and Award Winning Team of Designers featured New York State of Design Competition.

Located in the beautiful Hudson Valley (Newburgh Town, NY) Community, minutes to World-class travel destinations such as Dia: Beacon, West Point, Storm King Art Museum, Newburgh Riverfront Fine Dining and Golf Courses.

Sustainability, sophisticated style, smart LED lighting and custom designer light fixtures are only part of the beautiful features incorporating reclaimed wood and handcrafted forged steel elements.

Smart indoor climate control system, rustic yet sophisticated decor, and high-end designer elements make these homes a true gems in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W - Duncan Avenue Design Studio

Hudson Valley Style Magazine Spring 2018 Preview – Duncan Avenue’s Villa 9W – Duncan Avenue Design Studio
Alexander Maxwell Realty

Buying a Home?  Price is Just the First of Six Negotiations

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Buying a Home?  Price is Just the First of Six Negotiations

by Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker [ Alexander Maxwell Realty ]

Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty
Dino Alexander, NYS Licensed Real Estate Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty

If you haven’t purchased a home before, or if you have and didn’t bump into all six of these negotiations, you may have left money on the table. Too many homebuyers are fixated on the offer price for the home, but there are a number of opportunities to negotiate that can save you a ton of money. And, it’s not just money on the deal. It can be money every month for years.

#1: The Offer Price

Everybody knows this one, and it gets the ball rolling. If you’re working with a real estate agent, they will likely offer advice. They may tell you not to go too low, as you may be told to take a hike. But, you are the boss in this transaction. The best way to give yourself some leverage is to have a backup house that you’re fine with buying if you blow the first deal.

#2: Counter Offers

If the seller takes your first offer, you’ll be wondering why, or if you offered too much. There are some negotiations that go through multiple counter offers. Some deals walk up by small jumps, with the buyer and the seller thinking they’re tough negotiators and it’s not a good deal unless they bounce numbers back and forth for a while.

#3: Contingencies

It’s not all about money when you’re buying a home. When you’re checking out the listing, there may be notes like “hot tub not included,” or “storage building not included.” There can be any number of possessions that the seller may not want to leave. Counter offers can be a little bit of money and some item(s). Asking for that hot tub can be a legitimate counteroffer, and the seller may come back with a yes, but at a higher selling price.

Sometimes the contingency isn’t an item. Instead, it may be the closing date. A seller may want to stay in the home a little longer than the closing date you want for move-in. Negotiations can bounce back and forth with the price moving up and down based on other contingencies.

#4: Repairs

When the home inspection is finished, you receive the inspection report. There may be repairs that you want the seller to do before closing. Or, you may ask for money to do the repairs after closing. This is often better, as the seller will want to get them done as cheaply as possible. You will be more concerned with having them done right.

Here’s a warning about repair negotiations: if you are congratulating yourself on beating the seller with a lowball selling price, don’t expect to get much or any consideration if you want repairs. At that point, the seller has already been locked into the selling price, and they may not have any more room to bargain. Even if they do, they may be a little upset about that low purchase price after thinking about it for a while.

#5: Mortgage Terms

The mortgage terms are the negotiation that will be with you for a long time. Often it’s more shopping than negotiating, but you never know until you ask. Sure, the bank, lender, or mortgage broker will give you a rate quote, points, costs, etc. Usually, you are working with a mortgage broker, so whatever they show you, ask for something better.

They are getting a fee from the lender they are taking you to, and they may be able to cut that fee to keep from losing your business. At the very least, negotiating with them can get them to shop your loan to other lenders, as they work with more than one.

#6: Insurance

Get quotes from different insurance companies or, if you’re working with a broker, get them to shop your policy for the best deal. Be careful, though, as you don’t want a better price if they’ve knocked out some of the coverage you really need.

There you have the six points in a home purchase where negotiating can save you money. Working at each of them can save you thousands upfront and tens of thousands over the years you own the home.

Alexander Maxwell Realty - Luxury Hudson Valley Real Estate - List with the Best
Alexander Maxwell Realty – Luxury Hudson Valley Real Estate – List with the Best
Alexander Maxwell Realty

Reasons for Professional Staging Consultation from a Licensed Real Estate Broker

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Home Staging - Hudson Valley

Reasons for Professional Staging Consultation from a Licensed Real Estate Broker
by Dino Alexander, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty

Dino Alexander, CEO, Duncan Avenue Group
Dino Alexander, CEO, Duncan Avenue Group

Home staging is a crucial marketing tool when you are planning to sell your home and to acquire the real worth of your property. It also increases the rate at which your house will sell and even attract multiple bidders with higher offers.

For quality and satisfying home staging services, it is essential to look for professional home staging consultation from an experienced and licensed real estate broker who not only has a great taste but also knows and understands why your house sells for a top dollar.

Dino Alexander, the principal broker at Alexander Maxwell Realty has years of experience in real estate sales and interior design and he knows exactly what you need to do to stage your Hudson Valley home in a way that will help you to sell it on top of the market. He will guide you and provide with priceless advice on how to stage your home right.

Reasons to choose staging consultation from a licensed real estate broker.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Improves Appeal and Marketability

The real estate broker will offer you with a plan for preparing and staging your home. In addition to that, there will provide recommendations on how a house should look online and advice on making your house more appealing. Staging captures the interest of the buyer and attracts online views that lead to more private showings.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Bar Area // Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Increase in objectivity

The perception of the homeowner and the buyer is different in terms how the house looks. Most owners believe their clients will love the house the way they see or perceive. However, that is not true sometimes, considering that with the help of a professional stager, you will get advice on how to prepare and showcase your house before the sale.

New Windsor, NY Interior Design and Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Living Room // New Windsor, NY Interior Design and Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Getting property-specific style and design advice

In many cases, homeowners can get overwhelmed with the home selling process or confused on the interior design/decor items that they need to work on to better appeal to potential buyers. Homeowners sometimes lack the knowledge of performing a task, and they may end up doing nothing and lose thousands of dollars of their home value at the end of the sale transaction.

On that note, the consultation of a licensed real estate broker will enable the homeowner to get the appropriate recommendations on the home staging based on the market research and not a blunt “this looks nice” approach.

Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York - 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group
Living Room // Granite Wall // Hudson Valley, Newburgh, New York – 9W // Interior Design, Lighting Design and Property Renovation Project by Duncan Avenue Group

Smart Costs

With consultation from a professional real estate broker, you will get to understand the actual costs of staging, what you need for staging and finally come up with a plan that will suit your budget. Plus, licensed real estate broker will not recommend you to spend any more on staging than the market dictates – this will ensure that your staging fee will be an investment, rather than a loss.

Infographic - Home Staging in Hudson Valley, New York.
Infographic – Home Staging in Hudson Valley, New York.