03/06/18 11:30am
Hualalai Canoe Club | candysdirt.com

The Hualālai Canoe Club

News from the Hualālai Resort located on the Kona-Kohala Coast of Hawai‘i Island: The posh oceanfront hotel and private home community resort anchored by a five diamond Four Seasons on The Big Island just completed a multimillion dollar renovation of a key amenity, the Hualālai Canoe Club. Co-owned by Michael Dell, Hualālai Resort has attracted a who’s who of homeowners, including such business titans as Citadel founder Ken Griffin, Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, Charles Schwab, Howard Schultz, and Bob Parsons, and continues to experience strong sales.

Real estate ownership options among more than 300 homes include single-family homes, home sites, and villas, ranging from $2 million to $30 million. Hualālai Club Membership is available exclusively to property owners and offers access to two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, each with its own clubhouse; the award-winning Hualālai Sports Club and Hualālai Spa; the Hualālai Canoe Club; the Hualālai Tennis Club; and a residents’ beach house. Membership also provides access to all amenities at Four Seasons Hualālai Resort. In an oceanfront setting of pristine white sand beaches and black lava landscapes, the hotel offers 243 guest rooms and suites housed in intimate two-story bungalows.

Here’s a look at what’s new and a home in this luxe resort community:


02/26/18 4:48pm


oak hill plantation | candysdirt.com

Situated near Tallahassee, Oak Hill Plantation — the home of T. K. Wetherell and his wife, Virginia — just hit the market. In case you are not familiar, T.K. was president of Florida State University from 2003 to 2010 and served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1980 to 1992. Virginia served as secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from 1991 to 1998 and previously served as a state legislator. The Wetherells are like royalty in Florida, and their Red Hills country home makes for a palace with a Southern drawl. The 1,000-plus acre spread borders on media mogul Ted Turner’s storied Avalon plantation — a 32,000 acre tract Architectural Digest calls “a naturalist’s paradise.” 

The Red Hills region is known for scenic natural beauty, a cause the Wetherells have taken to heart and worked to preserve. Here’s a look at the plantation home of the couple broker Jon Kohler calls “Florida’s First Couple of Conservation.” (more…)

02/22/18 3:02pm
522 Calle Corvo, Santa Fe |candysdirt.com

Photos: Andrew Neighbour

Think Pueblo style is tired and done? Here’s a Santa Fe home that will refresh your view of Southwestern architectural style. While the design is congruent with Santa Fe vernacular, the contemporary Pueblo look of the property at 522 Calle Corvo is modern and chic. An up-to-date aesthetic with clean lines, neutral tones, and smooth surfaces make the textural contrast of appointments and art pop. Feast your eyes on the Zen-like abode in the art-centric Eastside neighborhood of Santa Fe …


02/14/18 5:29pm

Santa Fe … historic, romantic, an art lover’s paradise. Ground zero for Santa Fean art aficionados is Canyon Road, a magical half mile in the Historic District filled with top-tier art galleries, boutique, restaurants and picturesque homes.  Situated in its midst is a Canyon Road compound with quite a history— 922 Canyon Road, known as the Gerald Cassidy Compound. The property dates back to the 18th century, but it’s best known as the former home of an early 20th century artist who helped put Santa Fe on the map as a mecca for art lovers. It’s designed in iconic adobe architecture, centrally situated, and now for sale. Here’s a look …


02/07/18 9:33am


Thinking of purchasing a second residential property as an investment as well as a vacation home? Property purchase outside of the U.S. may diversify risk and take advantage of the dollar’s relative strength against lesser currencies. But where? Live and Invest Overseas, a website dedicated to providing information on foreign real estate and the expat lifestyle, recently published a list of their top picks for investment potential. Lief Simon, editor-in-chief of the site’s affiliated newsletter, gave us his take on the 10 countries he and other Live and Invest Overseas editors singled out. Care to take a guess at them before you make the jump?  (more…)

01/30/18 7:47am

Snowmass. Photo credit: Jeremy Swanson.

Real estate news continues to unfold in the Aspen Snowmass ski area of Colorado, where new Snowmass Base Village owners are reimagining the traditional cookie cutter ski resort model, and new vacation home options are catching our eye. Last month, we showcased the ski-in, ski-out Residences of the Viceroy Snowmass now available in the resort. Today, we’re shedding light on two new residential projects in Snowmass Base Village: the opening of sales of the residences of the Limelight Hotel, and the Lumin, new construction projects scheduled for completion in November 2018.

The two venues are illustrative of the latest in contemporary mountain vernacular design. Make the jump for a look at plans for these stunning new residences in Aspen’s neighbor, Snowmass and the exciting development plans underway:



01/23/18 8:11am

Wish-booking summer? Here ya’ go – a trim, dreamy bungalow in the world famous “Hamptons.” The three-bedroom, two-bath house priced at under $1.5 million sits just a half mile from the village of Amagansett — home to the likes of Gwenyth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Naomi Watts. The area has charming boutiques and lively, health-conscious restaurants. The beach is just a bit over a mile south; it’s a five-minute drive west to East Hampton Village and 15 minutes to the seaside town of Montauk to the east. This gorgeous cottage has been thoroughly modernized and is dripping with charm.  (more…)

01/19/18 8:35am

Want to get away from the stresses of city life, maybe to a lovely lake community with recreational activities to please everyone in the family? Here ya’ go … The 505 Ranch on Cedar Creek Lake is located only 45 minutes away from Dallas. We’ve been following the luxury vacation home development set on a 505-acre working ranch on the shores of Cedar Creek Lake for a while now. Along with access to one of Texas largest lakes, the 505 Ranch offers a long list of amenities, not the least of which is a world-class caliber polo facility under construction, equine accommodations and trails, boat concierge services, and oh, so much more!

As of 2017’s year-end, the development is 77 percent sold, with 13 lots and a spec house remaining. The 505 Ranch hosted an event last fall, entertaining current and potential residents with a parade of homes, helicopter rides, skeet-shooting with a champion instructor, demos of the latest in ATVs, and more. Here’s the scoop on this lakeside ranch retreat just a hop, skip and a jump away from DFW, and how to connect … (more…)