The Inside Story of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County

 Article and Photography A. P. Whyte  For Executive Director Zane Smith, leading the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County is not merely a passion, it is a calling. He recalls that since day one, he knew he was destined to change the lives of Bakersfield’s kids as well as 7,200 children throughout the county. Zane’s vision helped the organization build…

A Step Above and Beyond

 Article and Photography  Paige Harkey envisioned a beautiful, elegant and tranquil place where a woman might escape to feel the ultimate pampering experience. After detailing her vision to her friend, Julia Smith, the two women enlisted the additional expertise of their husbands, Hassan and Craig, respectively. Three years ago, the vision became a reality at The Marketplace.  Fall into luxury,…

The Greening of Homebuilding

Castle and Cooke has been building homes here in Bakersfield for more than 25 years. They have always been a market pacesetter and now lead the way in green building innovations. The challenges are many in Bakersfield’s climate of wide temperature fluctuations and water conservation concerns. Ever on the vanguard, Castle and Cooke’s newest addition, HighGate Shires, features homes that address…

in the home with … Dreammaker Bath & Kitchen

With the holidays in the rearview mirror and spring approaching, you might be considering changes to spruce up your home. You survived yet another season of cooking in an outdated, nonfunctional kitchen and say to yourself that’s it time for a change! Or maybe the New Year includes a move to another home, moving up—or perhaps downsizing. You love the house,…

Northwest Luxury Living

This exquisite Brian Rice Custom Home in the northwest Bakersfield gated community, Manorwood, with its beautifully appointed exterior features and detailed front landscaping, has a large open floor plan perfect for the family with expansive tastes. The attention to detail throughout this home, located at 4104 Wood Castle Way, does not disappoint. The large great room with ceiling beams, tile and stone…

Welcome Home

The lovely brick home located at 12200 Red Rose Way is reminiscent of a charming English country house. An arched entryway invites you through double doors into the dark hardwood floored foyer. The arches are repeated as you enter the comfortably elegant living room with crown molding and many custom touches.