Steal This Fly Fishermen’s DREAM Home: MAXIM Photo Shoot, House Porn (Literally) at it’s Best

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Fly fisherman, you have to see this second home to believe it. And then you won’t believe the price. Seriously, you are going to call me a liar. You know what? I think I’m going to make you guess. First of all, it is owned by a friend who happens to be a bachelor and had a photo shoot for MAXIM Magazine there all day Saturday, the day I visited. (I’ll post those pics when they are ready.) Pretty girls aside, fishermen and lovers of the sea (and birds) will delight in this 4,000 square foot beauty built by a totally OCD physician who overlooked every detail with surgical precision, including insulated concrete construction so utility bills are almost zero. 4,000 square feet, three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a spa master bath with a fireplace, triple tub, double rainfall shower and steam room that puts, sorry to say, Braden Powers/now Lee Bailey’s bathroom to shame (and there’s a shower outside, too!). The gourmet kitchen is as beautiful as it is functional: AGA stove, double dishwashers, space and storage, and there are beautiful spacious formals and open living room.

But go downstairs, via stair steps or elevator, and here’s where the real living begins. There is a huge glass wine cellar,¬† a¬† study and bedroom, and an amazing fly fishing gear room lined with black Corian countertops and walls designed to hold about 60 fly rods and all the flies, perfectly organized. There is a sink to clean the fish, drains in the concrete floor, and a door to get outside. Plus the walls are all cedar and still fragrant though it was built 2 years ago. Walk out that door and you have a selection of boat docks because the home is on a canal with breathtaking views of Corpus Christi and the waterway bridge. The home has extensive waterfront, and get this: a light that illuminates the canal for night fishing. A few steps up is an infinity edge pool/spa that falls over a wall, creating a lush backdrop for a lower level entertainment area. Located on North Padre Island only minutes from Port Aransas and 35 minutes from Corpus, this would be the perfect second getaway home for fishing enthusiasts a short flight from Dallas/Fort Worth, 8 hour drive, in an area that is becoming very hot for second homes. VERY HOT: New Port Dunes Golf Club is Port Aransas’ new “World – Class” championship links course, designed by Arnold Palmer and managed by Kemper Sports . New Port and Beautiful Cinnamon Shore are about ten miles away.

Here’s what I’ll tell you about the price: it’s dramatically reduced, more than $500,000, but less than $2,000,000. Motivated seller, check. How much is it? You tell me!








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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. Tiffaney Weisser says

    My guess is that it was originally priced at 2.195M and now it's listed at 1.695M. Close? Love this second shelter!!

  2. Tiffaney Weisser says

    My guess is that it was originally priced at 2.195M and now it's listed at 1.695M. Close? Love this second shelter!!

    • Amy S says

      I will guess $1.4 million. Was it in Cinnamon Shores? A couple of Dallas chef's were very interested in that development over spring break. Maybe someday. I believe the beach there is also within the city limits, and open alcohol is restricted so the spring break-ers are concentrated more towards Corpus.

      I took some fabulous bird pictures while there.

    • Amy S says

      I will guess $1.4 million. Was it in Cinnamon Shores? A couple of Dallas chef's were very interested in that development over spring break. Maybe someday. I believe the beach there is also within the city limits, and open alcohol is restricted so the spring break-ers are concentrated more towards Corpus.

      I took some fabulous bird pictures while there.

  3. mmCandy Evans says

    Amy, you are closest to the asking price and no, not in Cinnamon Shores, but not to worry I've found my dream house there and will post later! I am totally in love with Port Aransas — the beaches are great. Little seaweed, brown water, but nice and broad! Not as rocky as Maine… you know I'm a terrible beach snob!

  4. mmCandy Evans says

    Amy, you are closest to the asking price and no, not in Cinnamon Shores, but not to worry I've found my dream house there and will post later! I am totally in love with Port Aransas — the beaches are great. Little seaweed, brown water, but nice and broad! Not as rocky as Maine… you know I'm a terrible beach snob!

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