Famous Architects

Champ d’Or Mansion in Denton County, Texas Auctioned Off, SOLD!

By Candy Evans | April 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Champ d’Or Mansion in Denton County, Texas Auctioned Off, SOLD!

I have been on pins and needles waiting out this auction, bugging Robbie Briggs and Laura Brady at Concierge Actions all day yesterday. At about eight p.m. Friday night Robbie Briggs emailed me that “It was a fascinating process, and it appears to be successful.” Saturday morning I heard from Laura Brady who said — “we […]

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Not Just A Second Home: Hunter Mahan and Bride Building 19,000 Square Feet in Dallas Love Nest, er, Chateau

By Candy Evans | February 16, 2012 | 6 Comments

Golfing hottie Hunter and his bride, former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi (Harris) are building a 19,000 plus square foot home in The Creeks of Preston Hollow. The mega mansion at 10719 Bridge Hollow will not only have underground parking, it will have an underground basketball court! Hunter’s home in Colleyville, (pictured here) meantime, remains on the market at $1,499,999. The 7105 Vanguard (Colleyville) home is just about the value of Hunter’s one-acre Bridge Hollow lot over there at Royal and Inwood. DCAD has it valued at $1.2 plus just for the dirt. He and Kandi bought it in November of 2010. Estimated taxes are $33,000 for starters… I cannot even begin to think what his property taxes will be one that puppy is complete!

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A Perfect Second Home in New York City: The Paramount Hotel

By Candy Evans | July 12, 2011 | 10 Comments

We are going to feature very select hotels here on SecondShelters, because more hotels are becoming second homes, some offering CondoHotel deals as well as residences. Two weeks ago, I was in New York City, where I have had my share of negative hotel experiences. Hint: you smell Febreeze, there’s a reason. But I finally found the […]

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Best Neighborhoods in Dallas: Hot Living in This ‘Hood – The Peninsula

By Candy Evans | March 7, 2011 | 18 Comments

Several of my friends have ditched Park Cities/Preston Hollow for The Peninsula — why? Check out this listing by Janice Parson at 9217 Peninsula Drive — on the market for $675,000 — and not even built yet! (The price includes the house completed at 2700 square feet.) A mid century modern flair, the builder is […]

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Second House Porn To Take Your Breath Away: Frank Lloyd Wright Goes to the Beach!

By Candy Evans | December 21, 2010 | 8 Comments

Oh my, now Jupiter Island is lovely, and I could tan myself into some basal cells on that private beach, but this is the place Elin should make Tiger pony up for her and the kids: the Cooke House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Virginia Beach, VA. See, everyone dreams of having perfect homes. […]

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