No, we are not done with vacation home week just yet. Don’t think you can afford a beach house? Here’s a cute Florida cottage that is less than half a million dollars, and I think it might be a great investment property. Try 598 Ricker Avenue in Santa Rosa Beach, a retreat from 30A where you find those lovely higher priced beach home communities like Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, and more. (more…)
Homebuilder extraordinaire Miles Durham has done it again. In a nice little neighborhood nook off Mockingbird Lane, with giant trees, green grass and nice neighbors, the CandysDirt.com-approved home builder has carved out a stunning contemporary development of modern homes that are brand new and convenient to everything. Everything. In fact, Mockingbird Station is right around the corner, handy for dinner, drinks, or the Angelica.
Just in time for Vacation Home Week, we found this very favorite listing of our’s in Watercolor, Florida, one of our very favorite second home spots, on the bargain table. This is like when you find a Firenzie handbag on sale at Neimans — you know it doesn’t belong there, but it’s there and reduced and you snap it up faster than you can locate your credit card. That’s exactly what you need to do with this house. If you know anything about Watercolor and the panhandle Gulf coast of Florida, you will know what a steal this home is.
Located in the heart of Watercolor, 401 Western Lake Drive, less than a five minute walk to the beach, this home is now less than $3 million! (more…)
When I saw this house last weekend, Dallas was freshly moistened from that Saturday-afternoon rainfall that kept our temperatures more Maine-like than Texas-in-August. So maybe that’s why I thought I was in another place, like a secret garden. 8240 Stony Creek was not yet in MLS, and had the most incredible back yard I have seen in ages. Listed with the cuteness that is Shannon Saunders at Clay Stapp & Company. The home is located East of Central in that hot hot Claremont ‘hood. I had never heard of Stony Creek. So over I went and what I saw blew my mind: (more…)
The thing about buying a home from a super sports star like, say, Jose Calderon, is that when a guy has a #28 million contract, you just know he’s not going to skimp out on anything in his home. Like, those light fixtures are definitely not from the Home Depot, so sir.
I present to you the magnifique Santa Barbara styled palace of Jose Calderon, former Dallas Maverick who is now playing for the New York Knicks. Too bad he has to unload this vavavavoom at 3417 Villanova in University Park. Listed for a mere $2,495,000, this California delight is marketed by Jamie Adams, agent to the sports star world, at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International real estate. (more…)
Allie Beth Allman’s Lille Young has this one nailed — she’s the listing agent to sell former MLB pitcher Kenny Roger’s vast and amazing Westlake estate at 1730 JT Ottinger Road, on 24 acres, designed by our Richard Drummond Davis. The listing is brand spanking new and on the market at a whopping $14.697 million big ones. The home itself is 12,316 square feet and features five bedrooms, six full and four half baths, nine fireplaces (wow!), pool, entertainment pavilion, equestrian center, ponds, guest house and of course a high tech security system.