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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal to name a few. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

07/19/17 9:00am

Feast your eyes on this builder-owned lakefront retreat with every upgrade imaginable! Builder Tim Seymore of Tim Seymore Custom Homes takes great pride in building the highest quality custom homes, and this 5,039-square-foot stunner is no exception.

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07/14/17 2:06pm

Currently listed for $13.95 million by Angie Nelson and Brenda Moerschell of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Hartlee Field Ranch has been the talk of the town since it hit the market years ago, but has yet to find the right buyer.

Ideally located just 30 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth in Denton County – one of the fastest growing counties in the nation – the ranch is prized for its historic Hartlee Field Airstrip, which provided flight training for military cadets in World War II.

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07/11/17 4:42pm

If you’ve ever dreamed of living the coveted Aspen lifestyle, then the idyllic summer sanctuary at 1470 Sierra Vista Drive is for you. Boasting spectacular mountain views and impressive outdoor areas to entertain, this four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bath home backs to the award-winning Aspen Municipal Golf Course, and is located just a short walk to the Roaring Fork River, and five minutes to renowned skiing.

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07/10/17 3:31pm

122 Applehead Island Drive, Horseshoe Bay, TX is currently listed for $3.975 million – Photo Courtesy: Realtor.com

Live like a Washington elite in the privately secluded waterfront estate at 122 Applehead Island Drive, just listed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and wife, Renda, for $3.975 million. Nestled in the exclusive, guard-gated, luxury community of Horseshoe Bay Resort, this exquisite four-bedroom, four-full-and-three-half-bath residence boasts sweeping lakefront views and incredible outdoor spaces to entertain.

Located just 50 miles northwest of Austin, Applehead Island is a well-known vacation hub for deep-pocket-politicians, business execs, and private families, and touted as “the most exclusive address in the country.” With added security, a dramatic Texas Hill Country landscape, and unrivaled access to Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, its a mecca for luxury waterfront living.

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07/06/17 10:28am

 

Rustic Retreat XL as seen on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living – Photo Courtesy Backcountry Containers

In just 18 short months, Houston-based Backcountry Containers has taken tiny-house-living by storm, transforming their entire business model from creating affordable tiny homes that can be shipped anywhere in the country, to operating as a fully-fledged, custom home builder – of tiny homes, that is.

“We had models on our website and figured people would just order one of those. However, we quickly learned that everyone wants a custom home. This greatly changed our business,” says Jon Meier, President of Backcountry Containers.

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06/26/17 4:17pm

This stunning Cape Cod-style beach cottage makes its debut for the first time ever to market, offering one lucky buyer a coveted address on the best street in Southampton, N.Y. Boasting nine bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, a sparkling pool, and 9,000 square feet of luxury and lush outdoor entertaining, 237 Gin Lane affords the ultimate Hamptons lifestyle just steps from the ocean.

“The house is beautifully built with very special architectural and design details throughout, and has a separate bedroom wing, which is ideal for offering comfort and privacy to extended family and guests,” says listing agent Patricia Petrillo of Sotheby’s International Realty.

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06/21/17 5:30pm

Looking for a place to beat the heat? Feast your eyes on one of the hottest equestrian offerings on the market. Just 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, El Milagro Retreat is a sprawling, 50-acre residential estate, and working equestrian ranch that lives like a five-star resort. Whether you want to take a dip in the infinity-edge pool, go for a horseback ride, train your prized mare, or host the entire family for summer vacation, this majestic beauty has it all.

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06/20/17 3:48pm

Ah, to have a summer house in the Hamptons. Many say there is nothing quite like it, and for good reason. Whether it’s the sea-salted air and pristine sandy beaches, or the quaint boutiques and gourmet eateries you’re after, we have found the perfect summer retreat that puts you minutes from it all. Meet 361 North Sea Mecox Road in Southampton, N.Y. — a lovingly restored 1910 farmhouse that beckons you to get out of the city, reconnect with nature, and enjoy the view.

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