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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

05/29/19 9:30am

For the ultra-luxury buyer, Eric Copper with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate has listed 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, for $11.750 million.

Cost and convenience secured Austin-Round Rock a No. 2 spot on WalletHub’s best summer travel destinations in the U.S. for 2019. According to the rankings, Austin’s affordability, number of attractions, and abundant activities also played a factor. In fact, Austin was a stand-out in the report, which considered the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. So why not summer in Austin every year with your very own second home? Here, we feature some of the best waterfronts on the market in a quick round-up of awesome Austin abodes. Sunshine and water views included.

For The Ultra-Luxury Buyer

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05/23/19 9:30am

Rock ‘n’ roll like the best of them in a custom-fitted geodesic dome! Best known for its famed owner, guitarist Nicky Panicci, it has been masterfully restored into one of the most unique properties to ever hit Eagle Rock — or the country for that matter. And the iconic rocker compound could be yours to the tune of $1.699 million.

Living here means owning not one, but two expansive structures on a rare half-acre lot.

In addition to the main house and separate garage, a second accessory dome dwelling, built in the 1980s, sits at the top of the lot. This is the perfect place to escape the city and soak up the mountain views.

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05/21/19 9:30am

This is what it looks like to live on Legends Lane! Arnold Palmer’s custom-built Craftsman in Unity Township, Pennsylvania, is up for grabs and it could be yours for under $1 million. The stunning woodland retreat backs to Arnold Palmer Drive and offers a glimpse into the legend’s lifestyle.

Ideally perched at the end of a private road, on a 0.58-acre lot sits the four-bedroom, three-full-and-two-half bathroom estate. Lushly landscaped and enveloped by nature, the home offers rustic warmth and elegance. The listing agent calls it a “custom-built, craftsman home unlike any other.”

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05/16/19 9:30am

Photos courtesy of LHspaces | Compass

Few offerings compare to the privacy, history, and idyllic surroundings of The Pastures Green estate in Kinsale, Ireland. Fronted by a 12-foot-high stone wall dating back to the 16th century, it is comprised of 25 pristine acres, expansive waterfronts, lush gardens, and four richly appointed houses, creating an otherworldly retreat. And now it could be yours! The estate, which encompasses a historic Georgian mansion with 14 bedrooms, is currently listed for $9.925 million.

Photos courtesy of LHspaces | Compass

“It’s truly the most magical place I’ve ever been!” says co-listing agent Dominic Labriola with LH Spaces at Compass, who shares the listing with Tara Hotchkis and Brent Fuchs. “It is a remarkable property, nestled between the banks of the River Bandon and County Cork, and is supremely situated on over 25 acres of picturesque lawns, fields, walled gardens, and quiet woodlands with full privacy.”

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05/14/19 9:30am

Our Steal: Ariel Trouche with Carolina One Real Estate has listed 154 N. Shelmore Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina for $995,000.

This week we take you to South Carolina for the best of low country living under $1.6 million. Are you on the hunt for a second shelter or place to retire? These two gems are minutes from the beach and offer lots of space for hosting family and friends. Take your pick!

Splurge: Sullivans Island Stunner Minutes From The Beach For $1.549M 

In this gorgeous island home, the sandy beach is barely a five-minute walk from the house! Or, as the listing says, “bring your golf cart!” Can you imagine living here? We sure can. This stunning five-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bathroom home boasts a gracious 3,636-square-foot floorplan that is perfect for guests.

Open, airy, and all the fixins! This includes a massive front porch and a huge island kitchen. But what really makes it special is the access to all the fabulous Sullivans Island amenities.

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05/10/19 8:30am

Frieden’s “Farm Haus” lot renderings pictured throughout.

This is BIG! Southern Living just announced that it is bringing the world to Texas. Friedën, Texas, that is! The charming Hill Country town is the newest Southern Living Inspired Community and the very first in Texas to be included in the prestigious program.

Friedën joins an elite group of only 14 communities – ranging from the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, and Arkansas – to be hand-selected by Southern Living as emblematic of the aesthetics, lifestyle, and values of the magazine.

“We were interested in Friedën from the start,” said Meredith’s Vice President of Licensing Kristen Payne. “They’re determined to build something that reflects the lifestyle Fredericksburg is famous for, from the preservation of the landscape to the design of the homes. We loved their idea of a community of modern farmhouses that were custom-made but part of a design theme.”

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05/07/19 9:30am

Peg Davant with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 7712 Sanderling Road, Sarasota, Florida for $7.995 million on Realtor.com for over 199 days.

Each year, Concierge Auctions – the dominant marketplace for buying and selling the world’s finest properties responsible for more than $1 billion in sales – creates the annual “U.S. Luxury Homes Index.” The analysis looks at the 10 highest property sales in 56 high-end markets around the U.S., and according to the research, shows that in every economic condition, days on market are an important consideration for luxury home sellers.

Every Day A Home Sits On Market It Depreciates In Value

“For three years, our research has indicated that the largest factor in determining the price a luxury property will sell for is the number of days that it has been marketed for sale. Every day that a home sits on the market, it depreciates in value,” said Laura Brady, president and founder of Concierge Auctions.“We continue to see that properties either sell quickly for close to their original list price, or they remain on the market for a long period of time and sell for a fraction of this price.”

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05/03/19 9:30am

One of benefits of ownership at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club is private access to a 1.5-mile section of the Yampa River.

While netting a fish in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, can’t necessarily be guaranteed, it would be difficult not to in this alpine angling paradise.

It’s a place where a river – the Yampa – literally runs right through it! Add in the nearby Elk River and numerous mountain lakes, and Steamboat is a bona fide fly-fishing hotbed.

Trout-Rich Water Awaits

The concierge at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club can arrange a professional, local fly-fishing guide who can help with casting technique and the best fly selection for the day.

“The Yampa is a blast to fish,” says Johnny Spillane, owner and guide at Steamboat Flyfisher. “It’s one of the best ‘big-fish’ rivers in Colorado.”

Spillane – a Steamboat native and three-time Olympic silver medalist in Nordic Combined – has more than three decades of experience fishing the area and has been named his hometown’s best guide.

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