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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

12/06/18 9:30am

Boxwood garden fans take note, this Instagram-worthy estate is all the inspiration you need! We love Greenwich, Connecticut, with its serene country escapes and in-town gems. So this week, we decided to up the ante and see how far $10 million would go in the Fairfield County oasis. Our search led us to the 1930s English Manor nestled at 32 Vineyard Lane.

Currently listed by Leslie McElwreath of Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich for $9.750 million, it is exactly the kind of home to brighten up even the most discerning real estate buff’s day. Let’s take a look around, shall we?

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12/04/18 9:55am

 

Our Steal: Colin Hebson of Dream Town Realty has listed 3126 W. Wallen Avenue, Chicago, Illinois for $2 million.

From world-class museums and epic shopping down the Magnificent Mile, to its Michelin Star restaurants and spectacular sports, there’s a lot to love about the Windy City. Which is precisely why we decided to take a closer look at Chicago real estate in our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Here we pin two exquisite properties against one another, each with excellent neighborhoods and amenities but with price points that are miles apart. Which one would you choose, the Lincoln Park Splurge or the West Ridge Steal?

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11/29/18 9:00am

Nicholas Kjos of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 418 Bentley Manor in San Antonio for $1,725,000.

This exquisite beauty caught our eye when its property video made an appearance in our social media feeds this week. Of course, we just had to investigate! Presented as a “grand and timeless estate,” 418 Bentley Manor is an absolute stunner. It celebrates indoor-outdoor living with a resort style paradise to knock your socks off, coupled by a sprawling 7,935 square feet, and is currently listed by Nicholas Kjos of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty for $1.725 million. Plus, the six bedroom, five-full-and-two-half-bathroom family home was built by none other than Robert Weiss in 2002 – a building contractor who specializes in green construction, home building, wine cellar design, and custom home construction. And the pool? Yep, its a Keith Zars! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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11/21/18 9:47am

 

Les Pfenning of RE/MAX Alliance Westminster has listed 577 Bear Meadow Trail, Evergreen, Colorado for $3,900,000.

Escape to Evergreen for mountain charm on a whim or retire in style with the ultimate mountain escape, this secluded second shelter has everything you need. If you’ve always dreamed of a home in the Rocky Mountains look no further. This enchanting Evergreen estate along Bear Meadow Trail affords an entertainer’s paradise, and every inch is covered in fabulous upgrades.

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11/20/18 9:00am

 

Our Splurge: 296 Center Hill Road, Plymouth, Massachusetts is listed by Kathleen S. Byrne with Robert Paul Properties, Inc. for $1,850,000.

In the spirit of “Turkey Day” we thought it only fitting to take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts – home of Plymouth Rock, the historical landmark signifying where the Mayflower Pilgrims disembarked to begin their settlement on a new continent. Although visitors of the rock often describe it as “underwhelming,” the town itself is not. Plymouth is a quintessential New England destination, nestled conveniently between Boston and Cape Cod. This week we found two fabulous Plymouth properties, each with incredible locations right on the water, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Cape Cod Bay Splurge or the White Horse Beach Steal?

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11/15/18 1:12pm

 

5156 Weke Road, Hanalei Bay, North Shore Kauai is listed by Ben Welborn of Hawaii Life for $29,750,000.

Do those frigid temps have you dreaming of a beach getaway? Well, take a break and enjoy this $30 million dollar eye candy courtesy of Hawaii Life in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii. Our latest “What Can I Get?” is a looker for sure, and a great value considering the comps.

Listing agent Ben Welborn says: “Recent sales on the beach in Hanalei and on the North Shore support the price. Last week a property sold nearby for $46.1 million.” Let’s take a look inside and see how this Princeville listing stacks up.

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11/14/18 9:00am

What would you pay for a slice of East Texas lake life? Bass fishing, water skiing, and boating await on this private Lake Windermere property at 109 Pennys Path in Beckville, Texas, up for auction November 17th.

Presented by Elite Auctions, this impressive waterfront listing sits on the banks of Lake Windermere, offering serene beauty, picturesque views, and over 9,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor entertaining! A boathouse deck, perfect porches, outdoor dining, and one of four indoor living spaces mean you have plenty of space to cozy up after a day out on the water. This is how you live large on Lake Windermere.

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11/13/18 10:38am

Our Splurge: 651 Conundrum Creek Road, Aspen, Colorado, listed by Krista Klees of Palladium Properties for $8,900,000.

Is there anything more magical than spending the holidays in Aspen? Second home owners in Colorado know all too well the joys of waking up to freshly fallen snow, the exhilarating feeling of hitting the slopes, then heading home for a well-deserved meal or dip in the hot tub beneath the stars. We’ve covered Aspen extensively in the past and can’t stop now.

Today we showcase two exquisite Aspen retreats in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, each with unbelievable locations and fabulous interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Let’s see which one suits you best.
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