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The Best Airbnbs for a Secluded Staycation Near Dallas

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | September 9, 2020 | Comments Off on The Best Airbnbs for a Secluded Staycation Near Dallas

By Mary Cate LongSpecial Contributor One of the rare silver linings of COVID-19 and the resulting travel restrictions is the incentive to explore our own backyard. We often overlook the beauty and wonder of our own corner of the world for the draws of destinations far away.  Whether your international summer trip was canceled or […]

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The James Batterton House: Sprawling Space with a Big Place in Kentucky History

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 31, 2019 | 1 Comment

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer You can get lost in this 4,932-square-foot home and its rich Blue Grass history in Millersburg, Kentucky. Located on a quarter-acre lot at 1001 Main Street, the two-story gem is filled with 19th century wow factors and current upgrades. A gorgeous wooden staircase winding from the front room is […]

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Size Matters in this Texas-Sized Historic Landmark Home

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 24, 2019 | Comments Off on Size Matters in this Texas-Sized Historic Landmark Home

By Deb R. Brimer Special Contributor The Abbott House lives up to the bragging rights of historic Texas. The distinctive three-story Victorian is not only big in size, big in style, and big in history, it’s also big in value. Located on a large corner lot in Hillsboro, Texas – the county seat of Hill […]

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Chestnut Court: History, Elegance, and William Adams Delano Style

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Chestnut Court: History, Elegance, and William Adams Delano Style

By Deb R. Brimer Contributing Writer If the walls of this timeless 1914 treasure could talk, what name-dropping stories they could tell! Some of the world’s most notable structures are among the works of award-winning New York architect, William Adams Delano, including palatial mansions for the Rockefeller family and Otto Kahn. But Chestnut Court was […]

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Taking Spring Break From Fort Worth to Beautiful Cuernavaca

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | March 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Taking Spring Break From Fort Worth to Beautiful Cuernavaca

  With spring breaking, and wanderlust mounting, an invitation to Cuernavaca, Mexico, seemed the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums to which your sulky Fort Worth Friday correspondent has lately succumbed. As old as Mexico itself, Cuernavaca contains the oldest preserved colonial building in the Americas, the nearly 500-year-old Palacio de Cortés, built atop an […]

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Hacienda Del Sol Dares To Impress In Florida

By SecondShelters.com Contributor | November 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Hacienda Del Sol Dares To Impress In Florida

By Amy Dobson Special Contributor There’s an estate in Florida that is as impressive for its physical features as it is for the dignitaries that have visited there — that includes sitting presidents, foreign royalty, and high-profile international guests. We’re not naming any names, but trust us there are good reasons why this house was […]

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