How about a French-inspired masterpiece with formal cutting garden, modern greenhouse, and expansive grounds, built to entertain? That is what $6.499 million will get you in Greenwich, Connecticut. This six-bedroom, seven-full-and-two-half-bathroom estate sits on a pristine two-acre lot, ideally nestled in a bucolic setting for grand events. Among the highlights are a magnificent wine cellar, handsome library, private home theater, and sparkling resort pool.

Majestic Interiors

Of course, once inside, you’ll be tempted to follow the sweeping 17-foot scrolled iron staircase to one of the luxurious, upper-level guest suites. Each is richly appointed and take full advantage of the property’s breathtaking garden views.

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How about a spectacular second shelter with a town and country feel! That is exactly what we found in Napa, California, under $1 million in the idyllic Browns Valley neighborhood. To sweeten the deal, the property comes complete with a sparkling pool and massive party deck for entertaining.

The three-bedroom, three-full-bathroom, single-story home affords a bright and airy floorplan with tons of modern upgrades. High ceilings and large windows allow for lots of natural light, while the open living and dining areas center around a striking chef’s kitchen with Koverstone counters.

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For the ultra-luxury buyer, Eric Copper with KW-Austin Portfolio Real Estate has listed 4104 Shimmering Cove, Austin, for $11.750 million.

Cost and convenience secured Austin-Round Rock a No. 2 spot on WalletHub’s best summer travel destinations in the U.S. for 2019. According to the rankings, Austin’s affordability, number of attractions, and abundant activities also played a factor. In fact, Austin was a stand-out in the report, which considered the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. So why not summer in Austin every year with your very own second home? Here, we feature some of the best waterfronts on the market in a quick round-up of awesome Austin abodes. Sunshine and water views included.

For The Ultra-Luxury Buyer

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Rock ‘n’ roll like the best of them in a custom-fitted geodesic dome! Best known for its famed owner, guitarist Nicky Panicci, it has been masterfully restored into one of the most unique properties to ever hit Eagle Rock — or the country for that matter. And the iconic rocker compound could be yours to the tune of $1.699 million.

Living here means owning not one, but two expansive structures on a rare half-acre lot.

In addition to the main house and separate garage, a second accessory dome dwelling, built in the 1980s, sits at the top of the lot. This is the perfect place to escape the city and soak up the mountain views.

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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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