02/24/18 12:00pm

Historical shelterThe bones of the Baer Barn B&B in Fredericksburg are steeped in history — the original structure was built in 1860. But this historical shelter has seen a little bit of new construction and a great deal of upgrading, making it a seamless combination of old and new.

The home sits on 4.81 acres of Hill Country land, just outside of the main part of Fredericksburg proper. Built of log, timber, and rock, the home and guest house would be a great income generator and also a great place to plan a day of wine tours and fine dining. (more…)

02/23/18 12:00pm

Sawtooth design maximizes views in all units.

In a city of celebrity, glitz, and glamour, an exceptional newcomer is creating quite a buzz. Dubbed simply “3550,” as in 3550 S. Ocean Blvd, this Palm Beach stunner is a 30-unit, gleaming glass masterpiece.  SecondShelters.com recently caught up to premier Palm Beach real estate broker John Abdelsayed of Trends Realty. “This is the first new tower in Palm Beach in more than a decade.  (The) 3550 has everything you expect from Palm Beach.”

(more…)

02/22/18 3:02pm
522 Calle Corvo, Santa Fe |candysdirt.com

Photos: Andrew Neighbour

Think Pueblo style is tired and done? Here’s a Santa Fe home that will refresh your view of Southwestern architectural style. While the design is congruent with Santa Fe vernacular, the contemporary Pueblo look of the property at 522 Calle Corvo is modern and chic. An up-to-date aesthetic with clean lines, neutral tones, and smooth surfaces make the textural contrast of appointments and art pop. Feast your eyes on the Zen-like abode in the art-centric Eastside neighborhood of Santa Fe …

(more…)

02/19/18 9:02am

With the summer season quickly approaching and second homes on the rise, we decided to go to the lake life expert, the authority on Lake LBJ – Tammie Bennett of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty – to get the real scoop on one of the hottest waterfront markets in the state! Ranked No. 1 in sales volume for 2017, she not only sells Lake LBJ, she lives it, representing homes for the likes of AOL co-founder Marc Seriff, to famed NASA astronaut Jim Lovell. We sat down with the in-demand top producer to learn the secret behind her overwhelming success, and find out what buyers can expect when hunting for property on Lake LBJ.

(more…)

02/18/18 8:00am

Leona ValleyA California midcentury modern with views for days, tucked into an 11-acre property studded with pine, in the heart of a newly-designated AVA (American Viticultural area) designated area sounds like an amazing second shelter — especially when you see all the room it has for entertaining. (more…)

02/14/18 5:29pm

Santa Fe … historic, romantic, an art lover’s paradise. Ground zero for Santa Fean art aficionados is Canyon Road, a magical half mile in the Historic District filled with top-tier art galleries, boutique, restaurants and picturesque homes.  Situated in its midst is a Canyon Road compound with quite a history— 922 Canyon Road, known as the Gerald Cassidy Compound. The property dates back to the 18th century, but it’s best known as the former home of an early 20th century artist who helped put Santa Fe on the map as a mecca for art lovers. It’s designed in iconic adobe architecture, centrally situated, and now for sale. Here’s a look …

(more…)