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Amy Puchaty

Amy Puchaty is a luxury real estate writer and communications specialist whose marketing campaigns and copywriting work has appeared in numerous print and digital publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Denver Post, and Dallas Business Journal to name a few. Follow Amy at www.amypuchaty.com

07/19/17 11:59am

Feast your eyes on this builder-owned lakefront retreat with every upgrade imaginable! Builder Tim Seymore of Tim Seymore Custom Homes takes great pride in building the highest quality custom homes, and this 5,039-square-foot stunner is no exception.

See it in all of its waterfront splendor on SecondShelters.com today!

07/14/17 2:40pm

Currently listed for $13.95 million by Angie Nelson and Brenda Moerschell of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, Hartlee Field Ranch has been the talk of the town since it hit the market years ago, but has yet to find the right buyer.

Ideally located just 30 miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth in Denton County – one of the fastest growing counties in the nation – the ranch is prized for its historic Hartlee Field Airstrip, which provided flight training for military cadets in World War II.

Read the whole story on SecondShelters.com now.

07/11/17 5:37pm

If you’ve ever dreamed of living the coveted Aspen lifestyle, then the idyllic summer sanctuary at 1470 Sierra Vista Drive is for you. Boasting spectacular mountain views and impressive outdoor areas to entertain, this four-bedroom, four-full-and-one-half-bath home backs to the award-winning Aspen Municipal Golf Course, and is located just a short walk to the Roaring Fork River, and five minutes to renowned skiing.

See what your Aspen summer sanctuary could look like on SecondShelters.com.

07/06/17 10:42am

The Rustic Retreat XL, as seen on HGTV’s ‘Tiny House, Big Living.’ (Photo: Courtesy Backcountry Containers)

In just 18 short months, Houston-based Backcountry Containers has taken tiny-house-living by storm, transforming their entire business model from creating affordable tiny homes that can be shipped anywhere in the country, to operating as a fully-fledged, custom home builder – of tiny homes, that is.

“We had models on our website and figured people would just order one of those. However, we quickly learned that everyone wants a custom home. This greatly changed our business,” says John Meier, President of Backcountry Containers.

Read more about this new trend at SecondShelters.com.

06/14/17 1:01pm

At a staggering 5,750 feet, Livermore Ranch is the highest elevation ranch home in the state of Texas, currently offered by Hall and Hall for $17.5 million. Nestled in the heart of the Davis Mountains and encompassing all of Brooks Mountain, it’s described as “the last of the great places,” located just 30 miles west of Fort Davis, and a short 25-mile drive to Marfa, the vibrant arts hub of “Prada Marfa” fame.

Find out more about this high-end ranch with a lofty perch on SecondShelters.com.

06/09/17 12:32pm
Possum Kingdom

The property at 1019 E. Hells Gate Dr. in Graford, Texas, is currently listed for $7 million.

Anyone familiar with North Texas knows that the Hell’s Gate Fireworks Show at Possum Kingdom Lake is hands down the best July 4 party around. And if Possum Kingdom is the lake of the summer, then Hell’s Gate is the party cove. Here boaters, water skiers, and sunbathers flock to see and be seen at one of the hottest lakefront celebrations of the season.

This year we called on the experts to narrow down the best spots on the lake to celebrate. Whether you’re in the market for a splurge, or looking for a steal, each of these lake homes offer spectacular outdoor spaces for entertaining, and exceptional views of the Hell’s Gate fireworks. Get your pocketbooks ready people, these properties are hot, hot, hot!

Read all about these awesome homes over on SecondShelters.com

 

06/09/17 11:58am

Kidd Springs RemodelThe first thing that comes to mind when I think of the Kidd Springs neighborhood in Oak Cliff are the charming smaller cottages, most under 1,800 square feet, with a handful of grand homes sprinkled in. But more often than not, these Kidd Springs cuties come with odd floorplans and upper level masters that aren’t exactly workable for today’s buyers.

Well this week we came across a home that throws all this out the window. Meet 831 Woodlawn Ave. – a sprawling 2,836-square-foot gem, complete with main-floor master suite, and impressive designer upgrades priced to sell at $499,000.

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06/08/17 2:13pm

3201 Lantana Ln. Midland, Texas, is currently listed for $1,250,000 by The Victoria Printz Team Realtors

In the market for a home with a pool in Midland? Dreaming of a move before Independence Day? Well we have zeroed in on two exceptional Midland properties, each with fabulous pools and patios that are hotter than the Fourth of July!

Read the whole story over on MidlandDirt.com