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Second Home in the Hill Country: Recipes From Boot Ranch for “Inner Peas”

By Candy Evans | March 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Second Home in the Hill Country: Recipes From Boot Ranch for “Inner Peas”

Boot Ranch is our favorite vacation (or permanent!) home community in the Texas Hill Country. When Chef Aaron J. Staudenmaier moved to Fredericksburg (from Dallas — he worked under Chef Kent Rathbun at Abacus, Jasper’s and at the farm-to-table concept, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen) to become the Boot Ranch Executive Chef in October 2012, he came […]

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Ranch of the Week: Stunning Lakeside Ranch in Pilot Point, TX

By Kathryn Roan | March 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Ranch of the Week: Stunning Lakeside Ranch in Pilot Point, TX

Y’all were expecting the typical Pilot Point white-columned mansion-on-the-hill, huh? Nope! This magnificently unique ranch home is just waiting to be loved by the adventurous, equally unique modern family. A Santa Fe style hacienda on the outside, the interior is straight out of Meet The Jetsons with a dash of Mad Men. Does it get […]

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Long Cove’s First Longhorns Arrive and the Expectations are Great!

By Candy Evans | March 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

A precious family of three just “bought” some major water-front property over at Long Cove: Betty, Wilma, and Pebbles! And even better news: they are expecting! 

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Long Cove Gears Up, Literally, for Super Fun Spring Season

By Candy Evans | March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Doug Gibbs, Director of Resident Services over at Long Cove, tells us he is gearing up for the most active spring season ever. EVER. And he means that literally because The Toy Barn — remember that? — is filling up with athletic equipment of all kinds. From Lacrosse to biking and baseball and fishing, there is enough […]

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Spring Break Vacation Home Primer: Karen Wagner Sells Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

By Candy Evans | March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

This week is spring break for a lot of peeps, and we know that a hefty slice of Dallasites and North Texans have invaded the Beaches of Walton County, Florida, those picture-perfect white sands along Highway 30-A in the panhandle of northwest Florida. And after October, we might just re-populate the place.

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Ranch of the Week: A Rose of a Ranch in Union Valley

By Kathryn Roan | March 7, 2014 | Comments Off on Ranch of the Week: A Rose of a Ranch in Union Valley

We’re back to sweet residential ranches this week on Ranch of the Week, and this one’s a beaut! Just 20 minutes outside Rockwall, this fabulously updated ranchette at 4230 Val Rose is a charming slice of country, with all the amenities and conveniences of the city. Seriously, isn’t it just darling?

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