Dream homes: Clarkston-area lakefront estate features contemporary style and a pool | News

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This lakefront dream home features custom contemporary design, made for enjoyment, inside and out.



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It is seated on a 1.2-acre premium lot with a pool in the backyard overlooking Heather Lake and the home’s private beach.

The two-story brick Colonial dream home includes 4,528 square feet of floor space, plus an additional 2,000 sq. ft. of finished space in the walk-out basement, according to the real estate listing by Re/Max Eclipse.



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Although the mailing address is in Clarkston, the home is located in the Heather Lake Estates subdivision, just west of Baldwin Road in Orion Township.



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The home was built in 2014, with quality materials and craftsmanship. It features a multitude of luxurious amenities including wood flooring,  12-foot-plus ceilings and large windows which allow an abundance of natural light.



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The chef’s kitchen features a large pantry and a

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Fancy, fun tank decor to keep your fish happy

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One of the great things about having fish is the opportunity to personalize their tanks. No matter how small or large your fishbowl is, there are so many fun ways to decorate. From neon castles to a full recreation of Bikini Bottom, you have endless options. We have selected some of our favorite pieces to help get you started on your fish friend’s new home.



a cake made to look like a flower: Your own little Atlantis.


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Your own little Atlantis.



a group of colorful flowers: Neon dreams.


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Neon dreams.

These aquarium plants are great for larger tanks and lots of fish. Each pack comes with 9 beautiful, bright artificial plants that will add color and excitement to any underwater environment. This set can fit nicely in a 20-gallon tank or larger; the tallest frond reaches 12.5 inches, the smallest 5 inches. Each plant has a thick, ceramic base that is designed to be rust and rot free, so

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Republic Biergarten and Kitchen holds grand opening Friday in the Vista | Business

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Republic Biergarten and Kitchen. Meera Bhonsle photo.


Republic Biergarten and Kitchen is hosting grand opening to the public Friday. The business, located in the former home of the Vista’s Flying Saucer, held its soft opening for friends and family Thursday and management was pleased with the turnout.

“I’m a lot less worried because of soft opening last night,” Johnathan Lemond said, regional manager for Prestige Dining Group. “I was expecting a lot of issues opening during a pandemic and working with brand new staff, but everyone really came together.”

Lemond said that the new staff managed the evening well and were able to work out any kinks to better prepare for Friday’s opening.

The sports bar will have indoor and outdoor seating, allowing limited capacity for the time being. Tables will be capped at parties of eight and all seating areas will be socially distanced.

Menu items will include Southern-fusion

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