11/20/17 10:47am

 

Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

When you think of Denver what comes to mind? The sweeping Rocky Mountain skyline? The impressive foodie scene? Ski resorts just an hour’s drive outside the city? World-class arts, music, sports, and entertainment? Yeah us, too. And the minute we laid eyes on this half-floor residence in the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, we knew you would appreciate the view.

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11/17/17 9:34am

Wailea Point I II IIl Unit 801| Candysdirt.com

Wahoo, Hawaii! No, “wahoo” is not a place on the Islands or a Hawaiian word (that I know of) – it’s a whoop of approval, because Southwest Airlines has announced they intend to open air service to The Aloha State soon. No word yet as to which airport they will favor, but Kahului Airport in Maui is sure to be a contender, so it’s a good time to check in on vacation housing there. There’s no better place to start than Wailea, a 1500-acre resort on Maui’s southwestern coastline that’s one of the world’s leading luxury destinations. Fancy a view like this?

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11/15/17 9:00am

Florida

By Amy Dobson
Special Contributor

There’s an estate in Florida that is as impressive for its physical features as it is for the dignitaries that have visited there — that includes sitting presidents, foreign royalty, and high-profile international guests.

We’re not naming any names, but trust us there are good reasons why this house was long ago dubbed the White House of the South.

But when it comes to the property itself, this place is even more impressive than the regular ol’ White House. (more…)

11/13/17 9:00am

By Amy Dobson
Special Contributor

Oceanfront access is one of the most sought-after features in one of the country’s most sought-after neighborhoods and this Sagaponack, New York, home has 250 feet of frontage to the Atlantic Ocean.

Current owner Elie Tahari, famous for his mark on New York’s fashion world, has decided he isn’t spending enough time at 135 Crestview Lane in the Hamptons so doesn’t need the peaceful retreat he has owned for the past seven years.

The three-bed, three-bath home sits on two-and-a-half acres behind a gated entry and provides a substantial amount of privacy from the rest of the world while being a welcoming space for family and friends to gather.

The home’s great room combines all the elements of an open floor plan but lets the view to the outdoors be the main feature of the room.

Notice the windows on the righthand side of the picture?  They have a matching piece on the other side of the home and both act similar to a garage door that rolls all the way up so you can create a seamless transition to the outdoors.

The kitchen is part of the overall great room but is so subtly woven into the living space that it doesn’t dominate the relaxed beach house vibe of the lower level.

Adjacent to the living room is a space for more formal dining with enough room for at least a 12-person table.

The lower level reveals a few more sophisticated design details that upgrade the luxury aspect of the home. That see-through barrier on the side of the stairway is functional as a safety barrier but acts as a reflective surface to bounce light around the room and create an airy vibe.

The balcony helps draw the eye up so the beamed ceiling becomes part of the feel of the room as well.

The master bedroom comes with a private oceanfront view and walkout deck.

The master bathroom matches the level of luxury seen throughout the rest of the house with stunning marble and a step-down tub/shower set up that almost feels like it could be an outdoor shower.

Check out the rest of the photos to see the pool, outdoor dining area, and great views. The 4,500 square foot home is listed by Sotheby’s for $44.9M and also comes with plans for an extension already approved by the zoning board. They were developed by Stelle, LoMont, Rouhani, Architects who were the team behind Calvin Klein’s oceanfront estate.

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11/10/17 4:09pm

blissHistoric homes go on the market on a daily basis — but when one like the Daniel Bliss Homestead in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, goes on the market, you sit up and pay attention.

Why? Because it was restored by the guy who pretty much wrote the book on preserving and restoring old homes, John T. Kirk.

This week’s historical shelter is a historic colonial farmhouse with two-and-a-half stories. The main part of the home was built in 1750 and features details common in the era and area — including the Georgian, five-bay-wide, center-chimney structure.

Kirk restored the home in the 1970s, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. (more…)

11/09/17 2:56pm

The tax reform proposal by the House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the Historic Tax Credit. The Statler Hotel in Dallas was a project that benefited from the credit (Photo courtesy Hilton Hotels).

A plan to eliminate the Historic Tax Credit by the House Ways and Means Committee as part of its proposed tax reform bill will likely stymie efforts to continue preservation.

We have the details on what the HTC does for preservation efforts, and what it could mean if it was eliminated over on CandysDirt.com.

11/09/17 2:08pm

Where do you find a 1972 Palm Springs modern, erected by original owner and international opera singer Willa Stewart, that is both relevant and alluring in 2017 with an “Elvis meets Kuwait” styling and hosted the likes of American musical and cultural icon Frank Zappa? Only in Austin.

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11/08/17 11:20am

West Creek Ranch in Gateway, Colo., is currently listed for $149 million. Photo Credit: LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.

Recognized as one of the most significant listings in the American West, West Creek Ranch is “the place where the earth opens up to tell its story,” and it could be yours for $149 million. Currently owned by The Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, West Creek Ranch is a private retreat like no other, presenting a collection of some of the most enduring and treasured natural geological wonders in the canyonlands of the American West.

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