Photos courtesy of LHspaces | Compass

Few offerings compare to the privacy, history, and idyllic surroundings of The Pastures Green estate in Kinsale, Ireland. Fronted by a 12-foot-high stone wall dating back to the 16th century, it is comprised of 25 pristine acres, expansive waterfronts, lush gardens, and four richly appointed houses, creating an otherworldly retreat. And now it could be yours! The estate, which encompasses a historic Georgian mansion with 14 bedrooms, is currently listed for $9.925 million.

Photos courtesy of LHspaces | Compass

“It’s truly the most magical place I’ve ever been!” says co-listing agent Dominic Labriola with LH Spaces at Compass, who shares the listing with Tara Hotchkis and Brent Fuchs. “It is a remarkable property, nestled between the banks of the River Bandon and County Cork, and is supremely situated on over 25 acres of picturesque lawns, fields, walled gardens, and quiet woodlands with full privacy.”

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If the opulence of Versailles makes your heart aflutter, then catch an eyeful of this magnificent French-inspired estate on Lake Ray Hubbard in Heath, Texas. Seated on 2.5-lushly-landscaped-acres, with 440-feet of westward facing lakefront, it’s a palatial gem and one of the most desirable homes on the lake.

Listing agent Carla Perez of the Carla Perez Group at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty tells us: “The only limit to the property is your imagination. Helicopter pad, anyone? Here you have County Club amenities without having to pay membership dues. It has a pool, tennis courts, complete workout facilities, guest quarters – the equivalent of prime Dallas oceanfront property.”

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This week we see just how far our money will go in Holland, Michigan. The lakeside enclave ranks among one of the most beautiful places to visit in spring, after all.

Blooming With Tulips

In fact, “Each May, more than four million tulips come into bloom in Holland, Michigan, which welcomes the blossoms with its annual Tulip Time festival,” reports Reader’s Digest. “The festival celebrates the state’s Dutch heritage and features three parades, carnival rides, and traditional Dutch food.”

Lakefront Beaches

Of course, there’s more to love about Holland than its springtime pursuits. The town is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, offering the best beaches and outdoor adventure.

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A hunting retreat with two cabins on 30.16-acres is what $250,000 gets you in Ennis, Texas! Well, $249,900 to be exact. And the best part? This hunter’s paradise sits just 20 minutes south of downtown Dallas.

Largest Whitetail Deer In Ellis County

That’s right. Here you’ll enjoy the ultimate sporting retreat with over 30-acres of high fenced terrain. More importantly, it boasts some of the largest whitetail deer in Ellis County!

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For under $2 million you can own a piece of iconic Rancho Mirage history! This magnificent modern masterpiece sits on the 15th green of Tamarisk Country Club and just received a $100,000 price reduction, making it the best-priced property on the golf course.

And a home this special cannot be duplicated for the price! Why, you ask? Because it was custom designed by one of the ’80s most renowned interior designers, Kalef Alaton. The designer – who passed away from complications of AIDS in the ’80s in Los Angeles – leaves behind a lasting legacy, best known as one of the greatest influences on the Californian residential interiors of the “Me-First Decade.”

His four-bedroom, four-full-and-two-half-bathroom residence at 71070 La Paz Road in Rancho Mirage was reimagined seven years ago by none other than Mark Godson as his personal home.

Godson spends his time between Palm Springs and Dallas – selling with Keller Williams Luxury Homes in Palm Springs, while forming The Britannia Group at Compass in Dallas. “I am selling luxury properties in both states,” he says. “But I’m downsizing in the desert.”

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Cowboy culture, oil wells, the grit and glimmer of a modern metropolis – this is Oklahoma City. And for those looking to buy a home in “The Sooner State,” we are taking a closer look at just how far $1 million will go. What we find may surprise you.

Oklahoma City is no stranger to luxury buyers, and this week our home search led us to 108 Lake Aluma Drive. The four-bedroom, three-full-and-one-half-bathroom ranch rests in an idyllic setting. According to the listing it’s nestled in Lake Aluma, a luxury lakeside micro-community hidden in the heart of Oklahoma City, offering the serenity of nature amidst the bustling city.

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Dean Anderson with Delta Realty Inc. has listed 776 Eldorado Avenue, Clearwater, Florida for $3,690,000.

This stateside beach just beat out Hawaii as the best beach in the USA and it’s probably in the last place you would expect. Clearwater Beach, Florida, is a known tourist spot and most recently ranks highest among TripAdvisor travelers in both quantity and quality of reviews over a 12-month period.

One TripAdvisor reviewer wrote, “The sugar fine white sand is a trademark of this fabulous beach. Perfect for a day in the sun. You might even spot a dolphin or two playing on the horizon.” And this got us thinking: What can I get for a few million dollars in Clearwater, Florida? What we find may surprise you. (more…)

John Leles of Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 501 Lakeshore Boulevard #54, Incline Village, Nevada, for $2.4 Million.

Looking for a room with a view? This rare condominium in north shore Lake Tahoe offers breathtaking panoramas from every window! Located in the sought-after enclave of Incline Village, this gem allows you to live the country club lifestyle without those annual membership dues.

That’s because the perks of living in Incline Village come with residency. These include fabulous town amenities like epic ski trails, tennis courts, a rec center, world-class golf, incredible water sports, and a number of pristine beaches. There’s even a clothing-optional beach if that’s your thing!

Yes, living in Incline Village seems too good to be true, but it’s not. And you can start living the good life right on the water in our top pick for $2.4 million.

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