06/18/19 9:30am

The Austin City Limits Music Festival just announced their line up and it’s going to be good! So we thought it only fitting to dedicate this week’s Splurge vs. Steal to homes near Zilker Park.

New to the fest? No problem! The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual music festival held in Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. It takes place on two consecutive, three-day weekends, and is inspired by the KLRU/PBS music series of the same name. The festival is produced by Austin-based company C3 Presents, which also produces Lollapalooza. In a nut shell, it’s one of the most epic outdoor music fests in Texas. And this year they have Guns N’ Roses, Childish Gambino, The Cure, and Cardi B, y’all!

Living near the park is a great idea, regardless of the show. Homes near Zilker Park run the gamut too, from swanky condos to eclectic moderns to updated farmhouses. And we found two that put you right near the action. All you have to do is snag tickets and stroll into Zilker park like you own the joint. Plus, the income potential could be massive for those who want to lease their home during the festival. Just check out the rates on some nearby properties on Airbnb!

Splurge: Geometric Modern With A Pool For $1.995M

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06/16/19 9:00am

 

This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

From a nature perspective, the grounds are a breathtaking fusion of orchards, flower gardens, lush lawns, a boxwood maze, and miles of trails as well as a spring-fed lake and dock. The English Park setting is further enhanced by sprawling flagstone terraces leading to a sparkling 60-feet swimming pool, lighted tennis court, stone pavilion, and outdoor chess set.

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06/13/19 9:30am

How about a French-inspired masterpiece with formal cutting garden, modern greenhouse, and expansive grounds, built to entertain? That is what $6.499 million will get you in Greenwich, Connecticut. This six-bedroom, seven-full-and-two-half-bathroom estate sits on a pristine two-acre lot, ideally nestled in a bucolic setting for grand events. Among the highlights are a magnificent wine cellar, handsome library, private home theater, and sparkling resort pool.

Majestic Interiors

Of course, once inside, you’ll be tempted to follow the sweeping 17-foot scrolled iron staircase to one of the luxurious, upper-level guest suites. Each is richly appointed and take full advantage of the property’s breathtaking garden views.

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06/11/19 9:30am

Our Steal: Tracy Madeley with Keller Williams has listed 131 Quiet Oak Circle, The Woodlands, Texas for $440,000.

When it comes to the hottest hoods in Houston, The Woodlands stands out. Not only does it afford easy access to award-winning golf, but also a variety of parks, shops, and fine dining. The Texas enclave also ranks among the best suburbs of Houston year after year. So this week, we put the spotlight on two fabulous Houston homes in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. The only question is, which would you choose?

Splurge: Masterful George Weaver Custom Home In Player Crest For $1.259M

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06/09/19 9:00am

One can only imagine how much musical history legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch made at this circa 1839 compound. But one thing is certain: the awe-inspiring 40-acre estate – bordered by lush meadows and wooded greenery – is ideally arranged for creativity.

From a visual standpoint, the reimagination of noted architect Paul Gleicher takes center stage. While his design scheme preserved the historic architecture of the 12,000-square-feet compound, interiors are a blend of 19th-century design elements and 21st-century luxury.

Converting Four Barns Farm to Hudson Valley Chic

Since four old barns were the only reminders of the property’s farming heritage, Gleicher converted the structures into functional buildings to complement today’s lifestyle, and he made them the centerpiece of the estate. In keeping with the barn motif, each building contains a stunning mix of oak paneling, exposed beams, and wide board floors. (more…)

06/07/19 9:30am

The lake at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is a great place to paddleboard or kayak, practice fly casting or sit on the dock and take in the scenery.

The mountain lifestyle sought in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is different for everyone. At luxury development, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club, primary and second homeowners enjoy a choice when it comes to high-end amenities.

While some desire slope-side access to the world-class Champagne Powder at Steamboat Ski Resort, which borders the development, others prefer the challenge of teeing it up at Catamount Golf Club, conveniently connected next door, via cart path.

Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club owners have access to a private, 1.5 mile section of the trout-rich Yampa River.

Avid anglers may seek to wet a line in the trout-rich water of the Yampa River, while others prefer to watch the days pass from the deck taking in the spectacular views of the surrounding Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Good news is, no matter your preference of mountain lifestyle, Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, delivers.

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06/06/19 9:30am

How about a spectacular second shelter with a town and country feel! That is exactly what we found in Napa, California, under $1 million in the idyllic Browns Valley neighborhood. To sweeten the deal, the property comes complete with a sparkling pool and massive party deck for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom, single-story home affords a bright and airy floorplan with tons of modern upgrades. High ceilings and large windows allow for lots of natural light, while the open living and dining areas center around a striking chef’s kitchen with Koverstone counters.

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06/04/19 9:30am

Our Splurge: Lynda Weaver with Texas Lifestyle Realty Group has listed 12451 Foutch Road, Pilot Point, Texas for $1.349 million.

As the old adage goes, everything is bigger and better in Texas. And the horse ranches and historic homes in Pilot Point do not disappoint! So this week we take you to the sleepy country town, just an hour north of Dallas, for two Texas-sized offerings. One a custom horse ranch, the other a historic craftsman with acreage to do use as you like. The only question is, which will you choose?

Splurge: Custom Horse Ranch With All The Fixin’s

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