09/12/19 9:30am

Photos: Jordan Reid, courtesy of Compass

What can you get for $1.95 million in Malibu’s posh Paradise Cove? How about a bohemian mobile home custom styled by legendary fashion designer Betsey Johnson! Ideally located in one of Malibu’s most exclusive enclaves, this isn’t your average mobile home. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom abode is like a whimsical burst of pure happiness wrapped in a tropical setting with lush landscaping and a lifestyle most can only dream of.

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09/10/19 9:30am

Our Splurge: Tom Speet with Coldwell Banker has listed 2506 Eagle Lane, Holland, Michigan for $1.45 million.

This week we take you to Holland, Michigan, for a fantastic Splurge vs. Steal. Holland is a stunning Michigan hamlet, best known for its often-photographed Big Red Lighthouse. The Windmill Island Gardens are a popular attraction, as is the town’s history, which recalls the area’s fascinating Dutch roots. We love that Holland rests right on the shores of Lake Macatawa – a low-key destination for waterfront living, and perfect place to buy a second shelter.

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09/08/19 9:00am

You’d be hard-pressed to find architecture more suited to allow a homeowner to regularly enjoy the views of Camelback Mountain than Midcentury Modern. So when eagle eyes alerted us to this 1964 home built by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Blaine Drake that showcases mountain views and views of Phoenix, we knew we had our next historical shelter.

The home is being sold as-is, but that doesn’t mean it’s falling down around your ears. What it does mean is that whoever buys this house will only be the second owners, as it’s being sold by the original owners.

It has the innovation you’d expect in a 1960 Midcentury home, with open floorplans and plenty of windows that make the views and vistas outside part of the interior decor.

According to listing agent Scott Jarson, the Hawkins House, as the home is referred to, was designed to be a showpiece for Drake.

“The Hawkins House was designed and built in 1963-1964 and figured prominently in Drake’s 1992 exhibition, ’40 Years of Architecture In Arizona,’ which was presented at ASU,” Jarson said. “A luxury home at the time, it includes amenities often unseen in this architectural era.” (more…)

09/06/19 9:30am

Pendry Residences Natirar, set to open in 2021, is in Somerset County, New Jersey, just an hour outside of New York City.

Today’s luxury real estate developers are getting back to their roots. With more homeowners desiring communities with a focus on farming, big-name developers like Pendry Residences, for example, are listening, and building places where people can quite literally live off the land.

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09/05/19 9:30am

 

For a cool million, you could live in this newer construction gem in Chicago’s trendy Bucktown neighborhood. And what a sight to see! According to the listing, the six-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom beauty sits on “a massive lot with lush, green views from every window.”

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08/29/19 9:30am

Robert B. Kinlin with Robert Paul Properties, Inc. has listed 49 Oyster Way, Barnstable, Massachusetts for $8.9 million.

The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, is the equivalent of a warm blanket — a cozy place to land after a long day at the beach. And according to the folks at SmartAsset, the Cape Cod destination ranks among the top places to buy a second home in 2019. In March of this year, 51.63 percent of mortgages in Barnstable were for secondary residences, which prompted us to do some digging. What we found is nearly every listing, whether it is in Barnstable or not, is listed as if it is in Barnstable.

So without further ado here are a few great offerings in the Barnstable area, all under $9 million.

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08/27/19 9:30am

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a place for the cool kids. A home for the folks who want nature at their doorstep but art museums, craft breweries, and live music too. Ranked as one of America’s greatest walking cities, with superior golf courses, pristine lakes and streams, and a reputation for some of the best fishing around, Grand Rapids is a popular spot for anyone looking to live large. So this week we are featuring two of its finest listings. Each offers glorious views and are close to fun things to do, but have price points that are miles apart.

Which is your favorite, the Woodland Oasis Splurge or the Thousand Oaks Steal?

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08/22/19 12:00pm

Lisa Shear with Fannie Hillman + Associates has listed 1510 E. Jefferson Street, Orlando, Florida for $869,000.

Looking for a solid place to park some cash? According to a recent study in Forbes, Orlando, Florida is recognized as the No. 1 best place to invest in a second home in 2019. In fact, Orlando is an especially hot market to watch. The famed Florida town saw housing prices grow by double digits just last year. Furthermore, current projections suggest a home price surge as high as 35 percent by 2021.

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