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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is founder and principal writer of Amy Puchaty Communications in Boulder, Colorado, a bespoke content services firm specializing in luxury real estate marketing. As a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist, Amy's marketing campaigns and copywriting work have appeared in numerous print and digital publications including The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Inman News, The Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

04/20/19 9:00am

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.”

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04/19/19 9:15am

Best Craftsman Evaaah! That’s how Ged Dipprey brought this Winnetka Heights gem to our attention. And the Dave Perry-Miller agent is right. This three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom listing is the perfect Friday Five Hundred, offering an exceptional location and high design at a reasonable price.

“Frankly, this house is a gift listing,” says Dipprey. “Not to devalue my services, but let’s be real: Doesn’t this house sell itself? New everything and taken to the studs in 2015, I can’t think of a single design element that I don’t love!” 

Of course, the proof is in the pudding. And upon further inspection, we can see why Ged is so excited.

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LeeLee Gioia with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 4707 Wildwood Road for $3.095 million. Open House, Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

If you’re busy hosting family and friends this weekend for Easter, we get it. But it never hurts to plan ahead! Here we offer a round-up featuring the best of Bluffview, each with upcoming Open Houses for buyers seeking million-dollar views.

Bluffview Estates Custom Build, Open This Weekend

Open House: Saturday, April 20, 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Two words – Bluffview Estates. If you have nothing to do this weekend and a bank full of cash, then this brand new construction gem is for you! It sits on a large lot with a secluded dead end street and affords a spacious open floor plan with all the designer touches. This includes Wolf and SubZero appliances, a show-stopping master with luxurious spa bath, huge game room with balcony, and so much more. Clean lines, transitional style, and replete with detailed hardware and wood flooring throughout. Go see this one! You won’t regret it.

Kelsey Bond with Allie Beth Allman & Associates has listed 4304 N. Cresthaven Road for $1.899 million.

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04/15/19 9:45am

The White Rock Home Tour is only a couple of weeks away so we are putting the spotlight on one of our favorites, 6522 Trammel Drive! The exquisite A. Gruppo Architects-designed home was built in 2017 and offers 2,650-square-feet of sophisticated luxury living. This includes one-of-kind custom touches from a swinging TV partition to stunning walnut built-ins and polycarbonate walls. But what really makes this home sing?

A Study Of Light And Lighting

According to the owners, Lori and Jim Louis – who both have architecture backgrounds – the home is a study of light and lighting.

“The Polygal light monitors (polycarbonate material used instead of windows in some locations) allow a beautiful quality of natural light to filter in during the day without the need for window coverings,” dishes Lori. “It is translucent and manages UV rays so it is private and controls glare, heat, etc. Between the glass lined courtyard and Polygal light monitors there is natural light all day. In addition, there are skylights on top of the jewel box light crown which bring in natural light to create a soft glow all day long.”

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04/15/19 9:00am

Hippity hop! These homes are hot, hot, hot! And they’re exactly what Easter dreams are made of.

Yes, spring has sprung in Dallas, and with it, a new crop of Dallas homes vying for a spot in our Splurge vs. Steal. Today, we showcase two egg-hunt-friendly gems, perfect for an Easter feast! Both have grassy backyards for hosting and punchy green doors worth boasting. Which would you choose, the Clifford Hustell Splurge or the Craftsman-style Steal?

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04/14/19 9:00am

Our Splurge: Debbie Lowe with Moreland Properties has listed 4609 Amarra Drive, Austin for $3,850,000.

The Masters is just around the corner, so we thought it only appropriate to put the spotlight on these two green-jacket-worthy gems. For our latest Splurge vs. Steal we are zeroing in on two of the “most searched golf properties” from Luxury Portfolio International. One is ideally situated in Golf, Illinois. The other is on a hillside perch in Austin, Texas. Both offer a golf lifestyle so good, you’ll be dreaming of life on the green. Which would you choose, the contemporary Hill Country splurge or the magnificent newer construction steal? (more…)

04/13/19 9:00am

This development is so good it already has $95 million in reservations! We are talking about the new Pendry Residences in Park City, Utah. The ski-in, lift-out resort and residential development will debut in the heart of Canyons Village (at the base of Park City Mountain) in 2021. As they say, all good things come to those who wait. Right? (more…)

04/12/19 9:40am

This North Dallas home is ready for summer! With a crystal blue pool, patio, game room, and bright open floor plan, our Friday Four Hundred aims to please. And it’s ideally located too. It sits in a family-friendly North Dallas neighborhood with desirable Plano schools.

“The property at 18616 Gibbons Drive is a pristine home with lots of light and is fresh, clean and very tastefully updated,” says listing agent Christie Cannon of Keller Williams. “At just under $450,000 this home is a great price for all it offers and it’s location! The private backyard has a fabulous pool and covered patio. As well as a well-designed, fully useable, concrete patio/side yard. It’s perfect for storing pool equipment.”

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