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Our Splurge: Di Ann Norkus with Better Homes and Gardens BloomTree Realty has listed 2775 W. Vista Pines Trail, Prescott, Arizona for $1.4995 million.
Have we got a treat for you! Panoramic views, the sights and sounds of National Forest, architectural lines that elevate the way you live. These are but a few of the highlights in this week’s Splurge vs. Steal in Prescott, Arizona. Which would you choose? The Mickey-Meunnig-Designed splurge or the High Valley Ranch steal? Let us know in the comments.
Market homes at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club include this new mountain-modern home with neighboring Steamboat ski resort in the background
Are you the buyer who wants a luxury, ski-in/ski-out residence right in the middle of the action, or do you prefer a private ranch in the mountains where you can spread your wings and take in wide open vistas? Perhaps the ability to keep a horse or two of your own, or simply ride the property steeds sounds appealing? How about private access to some of Colorado’s renowned Gold Medal fly fishing waters paired with an unbeatable locale close to downtown Steamboat? Throw in exclusive membership to a ski-in/ski-out lodge with valet parking, ski valet, daily breakfast and après ski, plus a spa, fitness, pool, and hot tubs mere steps from the gondola at Steamboat Ski Resort, and you have a recipe for pure mountain bliss! Sound too good to be true? It’s not! This and more can be yours at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club.
Members of Alpine Mountain Summit Club enjoy personal lockers and ski concierge only a short stroll away from the Steamboat ski resort gondola.
Mike Foley with Conway Cityside South Boston has 658 E. 7th Street Apartment 3, Boston, Massachusetts for $979,000.
This posh penthouse near Boston’s M Street Beach is perfect for cozy couples! Who isn’t looking for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo under $1 million in Boston? This one has been updated with the highest attention to detail, offering a spacious open floor plan with lots of natural light. We think its swoon-worthy interiors are sure to make your heart skip a beat!
Here you can entertain with ease! Curl up by the gas fireplace in the gracious living area with vaulted beamed ceilings or dine in the charming alcove with bay windows. Although it’s new, this stunning unit still retains its original charm. And we think it’s the perfect backdrop for a budding romance or longtime love to flourish, don’t you?
Karen Abrams of Keller Williams Charleston has listed 2186 Wappoo Hall Road, Charleston, South Carolina for $2.6 million.
Named the most romantic city in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine, Charleston’s charms are hard to shake. At least that’s what David Szlam told T&L back in 2015. “If you come to Charleston and experience it like us locals do, it will forever take place in your soul,” said Szlam. “Dining at Bowens Island Restaurant is especially romantic, watching the sun set over tidal creeks while enjoying some fresh-steamed oysters — the list goes on and on.” Hang tight, we’re googling flights to Charleston as we speak.
But in all seriousness, Charleston is a place of romance. What is more alluring than pastel-colored mansions and cobblestone streets? In fact, Charleston is so romantic, it was named the best city for a romantic escape in T&L’s Favorite Places Survey. Readers were tasked to rank American cities across 67 categories, including wine bars, parks and gardens, live music, and brunch — the very things that couples are drawn to.
Of course, our love affair with Charleston is nothing new. This week, with Valentine’s Day looming, we look at two Charleston waterfront retreats that afford all the romance of a Nicholas Sparks novel. And the price points might surprise you.
Tammie Bennett has listed 2140 Williams Lakeshore for $1,350,000.
If you’re looking for a lakefront retreat on Lake LBJ with all the bells and whistles, Kingsland is a great place to start. This week we put the spotlight on a gem of a property that’s right on the water and offers fresh interiors for hosting a crowd. The best part? It’s perfectly priced at $1.35 million. Take a peek inside and see if it’s the needle in a haystack you’ve been searching for.
Perfectly nestled on 2140 Williams Lakeshore sits this four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom lake house with a laid-back lifestyle we can’t help but dream about. Listing agent, Tammie Bennet of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty calls it, “The perfect Lake House for weekend retreats with the family, and an excellent set-up for short term vacation rentals, providing a steady income model.”
Debra Guy and Leslie Lamora of RE/MAX Cherry Creek have listed the SOBO 58 condos in Denver, Colorado ranging from $320,000 to $620,000.
Some markets may be slowing down, but Denver is still hot, hot, HOT. In fact, home prices in the Mile High City continue to remain at an all-time high (no pun intended), with fewer options for those looking at or below the $600,000 price range. That is where SOBO 58 comes in. And we are among the first to highlight their offerings in our latest Splurge vs. Steal.
Which would you choose? We would love to hear in the comments.
As the newest condominium development in Denver’s trendy South Broadway neighborhood, now is your chance to snag one of 58 units ranging from $320,000 to $620,000. We think the building’s premier location and interior design are sure to appeal to a variety of buyers, from Millennials to empty-nesters.
“SOBO 58 is unlike any other mid-rise in Denver,” says says co-listing agent Debra Guy of RE/MAX Cherry Creek. “It is an incredible location nestled in the heart of South Broadway, just one mile from Platt Park. Buyers also have a level of customization that is rarely offered at this price point.”
Geoffrey Wolcott of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 506 N. Hill Road, Stowe, Vermont for $10.95 million.
How about an oasis of luxury, privacy, and visual indulgence? For $11 million dollars, you can own a secluded Vermont retreat that epitomizes rustic modern elegance. At least, that’s what we gather from the stunning listing photos and eloquent description. And trust us, you won’t be able to take your eyes off it!
Our Splurge: Hunter J Finch with Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 88482 Agate Lane, Bandon, Oregon for $2,950,000.
Ever dream of living on the rugged Pacific Northwest coast? Perhaps a second home in Bandon, Oregon, is for you?
With an idyllic coastal setting and year-round fishing, hiking, cycling, and golf, Bandon affords a one-of-a-kind lifestyle. And as the local say, “If the wind picks up, just bundle up – and experience some of the most dramatic storm watching in Oregon.”
This week we zero in on two exceptional oceanfront properties for our Splurge vs. Steal. Which would you choose, the coastal Bandon Dunes splurge, or the Seaside Bungalow steal?