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Our Splurge: Andie Cummings with Matt O’Neill Real Estate has listed 79 Sandbar Lane, Folly Beach, South Carolina for $519,999.
Known by the locals as the “Edge of America,” Folly Beach has long been a haven for South Carolina residents and vacationers alike. For those who appreciate rich history, painted sunsets, and waterfront fun, this beachside city just south of Charleston has lots to love. If you’re considering a second shelter near the water, we have two Folly Beach beauties that deserve a look. Which would you choose, the Sandbar Lane Splurge or the Mariner’s Cay Steal?
Splurge: Rooftop Retreat Just A Short Walk To Folly Beach
According to USA Today, Bar Harbor, Maine, is one of the best places to buy a second home in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, it ranks No. 5on their list, which encourages buyers to “Come for the beautiful town, stay for a hike in breathtaking Acadia National Park, which draws a steady flow of tourists from around the world.”
However, it’s not all tourist traps in Bar Harbor. There is a peace and serenity about the idyllic coastal town. It sits on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s famous Frenchman Bay. Here, you’ll get lost in scenic paths, enjoy a day out on the water, or cozy up in one of the town’s charming cafes.
And if you’re like any of the wide-eyed tourists who vacation here, real estate will eventually be top of mind. The homes in Bar Harbor can cost you a pretty penny. But we found something out of the ordinary that stopped us in our tracks.
A quintessential aspect of life on a ranch is keeping horses, whether for riding, rodeos, or relaxing with. Plus, they’re pretty. Adventures in the saddle often lead to landscapes rarely viewed and traversed other than by horseback. And in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, sits one stretch of alpine paradise equestrian lovers don’t want to miss.
Nestled within the resort town of Steamboat Springs sits Alpine Mountain Ranch and Club, a 1,216-acre luxury ranch community located just five minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. The property provides a perfect blend of modern, luxury amenities, yet also exemplifies all things Western, including horses. Here, horses roam on 220 acres of open pasture for all homeowners to enjoy.
Our Splurge: Leslie McElwreath with Sotheby’s International Realty Greenwich has listed 17 Ivanhoe Lane, Greenwich, Connecticut for $3.1 million.
For architecture buffs and house enthusiasts alike, few structures are more appealing than a big white Colonial. So this week, we are taking you to Greenwich for the chicest homes this side of Connecticut. The only question is, which will you choose?
Splurge: Masterful Colonial With A Private Pond For $3.1M
Known for its legendary Boston Pops Concert, July Harborfest, and unbelievable fireworks cruises, Boston is a hub for all things Independence Day. So why not celebrate the city and see just how far $5 million will go in good ol’ Beantown? After all, it’s a great place to retire, buy a second home, or start a new career.
And celebrating the Fourth of July in Boston is simply the icing on the cake!
Our Steal: Mark Jenkins with Wallace & Co. Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 38 Morse Street, Edgartown, Massachusetts for $3.2 million.
What is more patriotic than a summer house in Martha’s Vineyard? If it’s good enough for the Kennedys, it’s good enough for us! In fact, the Obamas and the Clintons have also summered here. And this week, we are putting the spotlight on two of its gems! A prize offering right on the water, and a historic, red, white, and blue steal. Both are in Edgartown, Massachusetts – one of the quaint harbor towns that occupies the idyllic summer island of Martha’s Vineyard – but each have price points that are miles apart.
Splurge: Picturesque Harbor Front Compound For $17.5 Million
Where do presidents go when they crave sunshine and warmer temps? Palm Beach, Florida, of course. This week we center on a historic, Palm Beach treasure that is riddled with presidential lure. And for the first time in 50 years, it could be yours to the tune of $21.9 million.
Located at the heart of Palm Beach on a prime residential lot is what the locals call, “The First Winter White House,” also known as Southways. Originally built in 1920, the Beaux Arts mansion has played home and host to an array of high-profile guests. Among these a number of United States Presidents, including President Warren G. Harding.
It’s charming. It’s magical. It’s perfectly nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Ever been to Dollywood? For those who haven’t, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains amusement park is the top destination for family vacations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. But there’s more to Pigeon Forge than Dollywood’s Splash Country. The town is ideal for second homebuyers looking to vacation or retire. And this week, we are showcasing two of its best offerings. Each has a story to tell but with price points that are miles apart.
Now there’s only one thing left to do. Make like a Draper James t-shirt and ask yourself, “What would Dolly do?”