08/31/17 3:00pm

Nancy Addison

Anyone working in real estate will tell you for a fact that the job requires good health. It’s next to impossible to keep up with the demands of the work without the physical stamina, mental acumen, and positive outlook that come with health and fitness.

Meet Dallas’ Nancy Addison, a real estate agent who has found healthy eating to be the key to her success in resolving issues and providing the abundance of energy she needs to be a go-getter in the fast-paced world of residential sales. In fact, in addition to being a successful agent with Allie Beth Allman & Associates, Addison is a nutrition expert. She has written a number of books on the subject to help others seeking the right foods to maximize their health. Here’s her story, along with a gift from Addison — a recipe for the vegan, chocolate chip cookies she makes for her real estate open houses: (more…)

08/18/17 9:25am

Turned off by the bland, plain vanilla sameness of many suburban houses? Feast your eyes on this stunning Friday Four Hundred subject: 2817 Chatsworth Lane in Plano.  This home in the Briarmeade subdivision near Custer Road and Park Boulevard has been remodeled to uniqueness with well-chosen appointments and fabulous taste.

Facing just across the street from the Chisholm Trail (a 9.3 mile concrete biking, running, and walking trail bordering scenic Spring Creek), the home’s standout character is evident from the get go, with its new metal roof and dramatic double glass and iron front door:

Click through to see more of this very special property and its transitional style, a well-done eclectic mix. (more…)

08/14/17 8:30am

Malibu Real Estate Malibu, California: Located on a 21-mile stretch of shore 30 miles west of Los Angeles, it’s the coastal playground of movie stars, rock artists, writers, producers, and the elite of the entertainment and business worlds. Without question, Malibu real estate includes some of the most glamorous residential properties in the world.  

Per current listings on Realtor.com, the average home on the Malibu real estate market is listed at around $4 million but can run to the high eight figures.  By way of example, we’re taking a look at two stunning contemporary Malibu properties, each with its own ambiance.  One is light and airy, with an almost nautical air, perched in the hills overlooking the shore. The other a powerbroker’s moody, sexy retreat, with a spectacular lake-like pool.  

U.S. home building trends tend to start on the coasts, so for a look at what the west has to offer in coastal splendor, keep reading at SecondShelters.com now

08/07/17 4:51pm

Why consider renovating an old house in Corsicana?

The small town off of Interstate 45 between Dallas and Waco is familiar to some Dallasites, if only for the stigma-defying fruitcake at its Collin Street Bakery.  But recently, Corsicana has been enjoying quite a different sort of buzz — a downtown art center, 100 West, or 100W, as it is known, is calling attention to the community, and in a good way. An artist and writer’s residency program offers space and support for promising creatives. Gallery space is springing up. Shops and restaurants are being cultivated in the historic downtown.

Corsicana was a thriving metropolis in oil boom years of the early 1900s. Wealthy residents built lovely houses. Many still exist and are good prospects for renovation. It’s a chance to get in on the ground floor of the promising renaissance of a small town. See an example of a house which would make a lovely bed and breakfast, or second home under an hour away from Dallas-Fort Worth. Read more on SecondShelters.com now.

07/24/17 5:26pm

Photo credit: Craig Moore, GlacierWorld.com Photography

Longing to get out of triple-digit weather and maybe get a little fishing in? You need to see this Whitefish real estate listing on SecondShelters.com today — a dreamy, cozy cabin on Montana’s Lake Whitefish, where the high for the day today will be around 80 degrees.

Click over to SecondShelters.com now see this snug gem’s meticulous landscaping, modern amenities, and rustic charm.

07/18/17 2:00pm

Trip Advisor recently announced a list of the Top High-End Vacation Rental Properties in the World. The property pictured ranked No. 1. Can you guess the locale?

Feast your eyes on the luxurious lake house on SecondShelters.com today, along with a link to TripAdvisor’s list of the best of the best vacation rental properties worldwide.

07/12/17 1:07pm

Bridget Coulter

One on the newest communities on the Big Island of Hawaii now offers luxe homes with television celebrity designer decor. Actor Bridgid Coulter was recently a featured interior designer on the Emmy Award-winning OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) television series Home Made Simple. The Santa Monica-based designer was was also tapped by Kohanaiki, a private club residential community located on the Kona Coast, to outfit a multi-million dollar model home befitting the posh setting that was once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty. Read more about this incredible property with a plethora of amenities, and residential options fit for a king or queen.

See the stunning interiors and beautiful views on SecondShelters.com.

07/07/17 1:30pm

Whether you’re in the market for a new ski house or remodeling one you already own, you’ll find inspiration in photos of a luxe new home in California’s Mountainside at Northstar community, which showcases the best of modern design in a mountain resort with year-round amenities.

Click here for the story covered today by Valerie Jarvie on SecondShelters.com.