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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

12/20/18 9:00am

Gary Dolch of Compass has listed 236 Doss Spring Creek Road in Fredericksburg for $19.995 million.

Christmas isn’t just another holiday in Fredericksburg, it’s a magical event! The town combines German Christmas traditions with warm Texas hospitality for one epic holiday season.

With more than 150 shops, art galleries, boutiques, plus a festive Main Street, Fredericksburg will put even the grumpiest Grinch into a mistletoe mood. From its holiday wine trail, to seasonal theatre productions, plus live music, and more, there is something for everyone in Fredericksburg. And this charming Texas town has great real estate too! Check out what we found, ranging from $500,000 to $20 million. If you’re headed that way be sure to snag your copy of the 2018 Fredericksburg Christmas & Holiday Guide.

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12/18/18 9:32am

Jule Pond, New York, $175 Million, currently the second most expensive home in the nation.

If you’re lucky, you might get a pair of Airpods or some new Yeezys this Christmas. But as the holidays come around, we find ourselves dreaming BIGGER.

Here’s a roundup of the five most expensive homes in the U.S. you can ask Santa for this holiday season. Who knows, maybe dreams really do come true!

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12/12/18 9:00am

Hamptons International Sales, Docking has listed Holmbury St. Mary, Nr Dorking, Surrey, RH5 for £650,000.

This time of year we love curling up to watch the classic Nancy Meyers rom-com ‘The Holiday.’ And today we are excited to announce the cottage that inspired the movie set is up for sale! The three-bedroom, one-full-and-one-half-bathroom house is listed by Hamptons International Sales, Dorking, for £650,000 – which translates to approximately $816,511.15.

According to House & Garden:

“The Rosehill Cottage of the film doesn’t exist in reality – the exteriors were built from scratch in a field and the interiors are sets – Honeysuckle Cottage in Holmbury St Mary provided inspiration for the crew who designed it. The cottage is the home of Kate Winslet’s character, who conducts a home swap with Cameron Diaz’s LA mogul, and thus provides the setting for Diaz to fall in love with the dreamy Jude Law amidst her comedy dealings with the English countryside.”

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12/11/18 9:30am

Our Splurge: Lauren Meader of Far West Texas Realty has listed 208 E San Antonio Street in Marfa for $1.5 million.

Marfa – to know it, is to love it. And there’s so much more to this tiny West Texas town than its famous Prada installation. This week, we showcase two incredible Marfa properties in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, each with stand-out architecture and cozy interiors, but with price points that are miles apart. Ever consider going off the grid? On the hunt for a place with a hip, artsy, down-home kind of vibe? Perhaps Marfa is for you.

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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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