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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

10/19/18 12:21pm

 

The dream of ranch ownership is real. And steeped within the fabric of American West ranching is Wilder on the Taylor, an iconic Colorado ranch property sandwiched between Crested Butte and Gunnison with a lineage dating back to 1893. As the story goes, three young men filed claims for a parcel of 160-acre homesteads that year. Within five years they were granted ownership, and soon began occupying and working the land.

Today, the sprawling Colorado ranch spans more than 2,100 acres along the Taylor River, offering a rare ownership opportunity for those looking to claim a slice of the good life in a thriving ranch community. Here we highlight five things to look for in a ranch community and uncover what makes Wilder on the Taylor so unique.
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10/18/18 10:36am

Pictured: A Work Shop Denver project. The group is currently listing a similar new construction opportunity at 3317 W. 33rd Avenue in Denver, Colorado for $1,100,000.

So you have $1 million to burn and want to invest in Denver real estate, but you’re not sure where to start? You could put an offer in on a chic downtown Denver loft with historic pedigree circa 1905 in the heart of the city. Or you could head east, to Park Hill, for a true walker’s paradise and throw down on a 1940s Mediterranean chock full of elegant upgrades. But if you’re looking for something brand spanking new, that lets you live your best life at a mile high, we suggest pointing your home search west. Nestled deep in West Highland, just minutes from downtown, is a million dollar new construction opportunity that will blow. you. away.

Ideally situated at 3317 W. 33rd Avenue sits an incredible new construction property that’s guaranteed to turn heads. It’s brought to you by none other than the folks at Work Shop Denver, one of the city’s premiere builders.

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10/16/18 9:19am

Our Splurge: 1 Puuikena Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, currently listed by Dan and Julie Ihara with Keller Williams Honolulu for $6.9 million.

Off-the-beaten-path beaches, tranquil turquoise waters, epic surfing, and an island steeped in historical culture — these are but a few reasons why Oahu, Hawaii, is calling your name!

The third largest Hawaiian island is the cross-section of ancient and modern, complete with bustling night life and mellow surfer towns. With five different regions — from the island’s capital, Honolulu, to one of the world’s most popular surfing destinations at North Shore — Oahu has something for everyone and no shortage of things to do.

This week’s Splurge vs. Steal puts the spotlight on a massive oceanfront splurge and a cozy beach cottage steal. Which one would you choose?

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10/12/18 9:17am

Hortenstine Ranch Company, a Dallas-based land and ranch broker, is accepting offers for Valley Lake Ranch through October 12.

Through Oct. 12, 2018, buyers dreaming of lake life have an extremely rare opportunity to purchase their own private lake, a little more than one hour north of Dallas. With spectacular fishing, hunting, and sporting possibilities, this private lake offering, clocks in at nearly 1,100 surface acres within Valley Lake Ranch, and it could be yours to the tune of $24.5 million.

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10/11/18 9:11am

1361 Nottinghill Court SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is listed by Ann Despres with Coldwell Banker for $999,999.

Grand Rapids is a gem of a city situated on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan. With a vibrant arts scene, trend-setting beer and food offerings, plus a slew of lively music venues, there’s a lot to do in Grand Rapids. The locals will tell you it’s easy to get to, easy to get around in, and easy to afford, which begs the question – just how far will $1 million dollars go in Grand Rapids, Michigan? What we find is the ideal Grand Rapids home, clocking in with a list price of $999,999. Let’s take a look inside.

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10/10/18 10:47am

 

Our Steal: 7432 Deerwood Avenue, Oakland, California, listed by Mark Lederer and Derrick Tyler of The Lederer Team, Red Oak Realty for $589,000.

Real estate can surprise you in unexpected ways. Such is the case in Oakland, California. Movers and shakers in the industry are suddenly seeing the Oakland housing market transform. Prices keep going up, demand continues to surge, and a nice crop of wonderfully updated older homes and new construction beauties are changing the face of Oakland as we know it. So this week, we zeroed in on two fantastic Oakland offerings for our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Why Oakland you ask? We say, why not? 

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10/05/18 1:08pm

Rendering of the “Wall House,” an addition to Phillip Johnson’s Glass House, designed by internationally renowned Reja Bakh, currently offered for $7.7 million.

Architecture buffs may want to pull out the pocket books for this one. A rare “livable version” of Philip Johnson’s Glass House just hit the market for $7.7 million and includes the 1953-built Alice Ball House, plus a modern design complement by renowned architect, Reja Bakh. The iconic beauty sits on 2.2-heavily-wooded-acres in New Canaan, Connecticut, offering a combined 11,000 square feet of elegant indoor-outdoor entertaining.

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10/04/18 9:00am

611 Delrey Road, Whitefish, Montana, is currently listed by Dan Slezak with Shadow Creek Land Company for $1.175 million.

At any given destination, the locals always know where to find the best food and entertainment. So picture an entire town envisioned and built by the locals with the primary goal of utilizing its natural resources to provide a unique and memorable recreation location. Sound too good to be true? In Whitefish, Montana, it’s a reality.

Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana, Whitefish is tucked at the lip of Glacier National Park. The Whitefish range is comprised of numerous lakes, wild and scenic rivers, and an enormous valley that stretches 60 square miles. With easy access to ski resorts, Big Mountain, and Feathered Lake, the exploration options are endless.

Plus, the location of the valley protects against extreme climate changes, which makes it ideal for year-round fun! With so much to love, we had to see how far $1 million would go in Whitefish. What we found would make for one epic second shelter.

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