06/24/18 8:00am

If you’ve spent any time in Arkansas the name E. Faye Jones is probably one of the first names to come to mind when someone mentions midcentury modern homes.

In fact, we may have mentioned him once before.

If you’re new to Jones’ work, the clean lines and use of natural materials will likely remind you of Frank Lloyd Wright — with good reason. Jones was an apprentice to Wright, and in fact was the only Wright apprentice to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. (more…)

06/22/18 2:41pm

111 Moon Isle Horseshoe Bay is currently listed for $995,000 by Patricia Gillean. 

Perhaps you’ve heard about it from a friend, saw it in a magazine, or read about it on CandysDirt.com – whatever it is, the secret is out on Horseshoe Bay. This striking resort community attracts second home buyers of all kinds, from captains of industry, to watersport enthusiasts, golfers, to astronauts. Above all, it’s where families go for a slice of Texas paradise on Lake LBJ. This begs the question, what can I get for $1 Million in Horseshoe Bay? What we find may surprise you. And yes folks, it’s a waterfront estate!

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06/19/18 9:31am

Our Steal: 38359 Highway 6 Unit 12, Avon, CO is currently listed by Page Slevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties for $1,295,000. Photo Credit: Realtor.com

This week it’s the battle of the Beaver Creek condos in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Here we compare two exceptional Colorado listings, each with unbeatable views, upscale amenities, and a prime location near Beaver Creek Resort, but with price points that are miles apart. With iconic ski runs, terrain parks, and an array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment, this charming mountain village draws a crowd year round for world-class hiking, skiing, and the arts.

Which Beaver Creek condo would you choose, the splurge or the steal?

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06/15/18 3:12pm

7201 Oak Shores Drive Austin, TX is currently listed by Michelle Jones of Realty Austin for $1,199,000. 

Best known for Lady Bird Lake, an eclectic music scene, the University of Texas Longhorns, and a slew of trendy bars and restaurants, there’s a lot to love about Austin. However you may be surprised just how far your money will go in this ultra-hip Texas town, especially if you have $1 million to burn. We did some digging. What we found blew us away!

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06/10/18 8:00am

Anne RiceFans of southern gothic novelist Anne Rice know that New Orleans is prime territory if you’re looking for settings from some of her most famous books. But one of her abodes (she’s had a few) in New Orleans is now up for sale, again.

Located at 3711 St. Charles in Uptown New Orleans, the mansion was sold by Rice to new owners in 2011 (the list price was $3.19 million).

It is said that one of the families from her fictional Mayfair series “lived” at this home,  which Rice bought while she was writing “Lasher.” (more…)

06/08/18 1:05pm

 

7 Cottontail Road Cos Cob, Connecticut, is currently listed for $1,135,000 by Yuka Kominami of Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich. 

Fancy yourself an East Coast escape? This week I take you Cos Cob, a quiet, village-like community in Greenwich, Connecticut, located on the western side of the Mianus River. Here an American Impressionist art colony once thrived, and the town continues to support local artists today. Extensive marinas situated on the upper Mianus Harbor offer the perfect place to park your boat, while a variety of nearby museums and art galleries ensure hours of fun. The close-knit town also made an appearance in season five of AMC’s TV series Mad Men, when Cos Cob became home to character Pete Campbell and his family.

With its thriving local shops and restaurants, small-town charms, and a little over an hours drive into New York City, Cos Cob affords an idyllic private retreat for those looking to unplug and get away. This begs the question, what can I get for a million in Cos Cob? What I find is enough to make good ol’ Pete Campbell dance!

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06/08/18 11:00am

condoSometimes we find great properties, and sometimes they are dropped in our laps — and this standalone condo in the planned community of Mueller is a latter instance.

Never heard of Mueller? Located about 11 miles from the Austin city center, the community is the best of both worlds — city services without the city taxes or the city ordinances (more on why that is key in a minute). It is located on the 700-acre site that was vacated by the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport when it relocated to Austin in 1999.

“The award-winning Mueller master plan and the innovative Master Development Agreement with Catellus Development Group and the City of Austin are the culmination of decades of community planning efforts from visionary neighbors and active citizens,” the community’s website explains, adding that the location has grown to house about 14,300 people, and has provided 10,500 construction jobs, 4 million square feet of office and retail space, more than 6,200 homes and 140 acres of public open space.

It’s also won a ton of awards.

Given its proximity to downtown Austin and the University of Texas campus, 4511 Graceful Lane #474 is the perfect spot for season-ticket holding Longhorn football (or basketball, or both, for that matter) fans who want a place they can relax on game weekends. (more…)

06/08/18 8:00am

 

Photos courtesy of the Kimpton’s Seafire Resort + Spa Residences

Good news for Cayman Islands vacation home owners this year: Tourism numbers are up and, with that, real estate sales. A recent independent report singled out the sales launch of luxury condominiums affiliated with the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman as representing a significant amount of the luxury condominiums sold.

We’ve been following the Residences of Seafire located on Grand Cayman since the project was announced. Lodged in a ten-story LEED ® Silver-certified building designed to Miami-Dade hurricane standards, the Residences of Seafire offer residents unlimited access to all the amenities and services of the AAA Five Diamond-rated resort property: communal amenities with interiors by acclaimed designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, three signature restaurants, an 8,500-square-foot spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a spectacular setting on famed Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island’s western shore.

The Residences include 62 condominium units ranging from 600-square-foot studios to 4,000-square-foot, five-bedroom homes and penthouses, listed from $1.5 million to $8 million. Developer Dart Real Estate recently added the neighboring Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, to its portfolio, and announced another luxury brand with approximately 225 guest rooms, 80 residences and 10 villas with ocean views of Seven Mile Beach, the North Sound, and the Camana Bay Town Centre is also included in their master plan.

Click here to see the story and have a look at one of their gorgeous beach destination homes.

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