Second Shelters

Surrender to the Charisma of Cape Cod

By Leah Shafer | June 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Surrender to the Charisma of Cape Cod

Cape Cod has historic roots in American history, one of the earliest places the Pilgrims settled, later becoming a thriving fishing, whaling, and trading area. But the romantic mythos of the Cape took off during John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, much of which was based out of the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port. JFK gave his […]

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Vacation Home Week Recap: From Maine to Santa Fe and Points In Between, The Second Home Market is Second to None!

By Joanna England | August 25, 2014 | Comments Off on Vacation Home Week Recap: From Maine to Santa Fe and Points In Between, The Second Home Market is Second to None!

Our Vacation Home Week celebration on CandysDirt.com was such an amazing success. We got to feature incredible second homes and developments in some of our favorite locations. Luxury amenities and gorgeous design, each one of these homes has just what you want for a getaway and then some! And boy, let me tell you about […]

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Spring Bass Fishing in East Texas Means House Candy & Fat Fish

By Candy Evans | April 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

We’ve looked at a few ski areas recently (namely Aspen and Taos), but as the temperatures warm and ski season begins to wrap up, it’s time to return closer to home and talk about the really important stuff: bass fishing!

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Ranch of the Week: Quaint Horse Property in the Heart of Rockwall, TX

By Kathryn Roan | March 28, 2014 | Comments Off on Ranch of the Week: Quaint Horse Property in the Heart of Rockwall, TX

Looking for a charming ranchette right in the middle of Rockwall? We’re talking an almost 15-acre horse property less than 30 minutes to Dallas. And under $500,000. For real.

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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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