Our Splurge: Brady Johnson with C Lazy U Ranch Realty, LLChas listed 4414 County Road 40, Granby, Coloradofor $2.995 million.

There’s plenty to do in the sleepy mountain town of Granby, Colorado. With its family-friendly atmosphere, close proximity to Denver, and idyllic location in the majestic Rockies, people come for the views and stay for the western hospitality. Plus, epic skiing at Winter Park Resort is just a short drive down US-40 E. And there’s lots to love about the summer too! This includes hiking, camping, world-class golfing, mountain biking, and so much more. If owning a second home in Granby sounds like your idea of heaven, we have two exceptional offerings for you to consider. Which would you choose, the rustic luxury splurge or the mountain view steal? (more…)

RockwallIf you’ve been in the real estate business long enough, you can plumb run out of superlatives. So when a Realtor uses words like “dreamy” and “happy place” to describe her listing, you sit up and pay attention, which is why we’re headed to Rockwall to see a 95-acre family estate.

“My clients are headed back to The Bubble after a long hiatus on the most secluded and dreamy piece of property, high on a hill, deep in a forest, in Rockwall,” listing agent Erin McClung with Allie Beth Allman and Associates told us. “The perfect setting to raise two boys, now grown and flown, they found their happy place amidst the ponds, trails, and wild birds (thank the birds for the low taxes) in a home that they completely made their own.”

The home at 12101 Dark Hollow Road sits on 95 fenced acres of trails and forest land, with a stream and pond as well, making its $2.9 million price tag something of a steal when you consider all the land coming with it.

Long tree-lined roads bring you to a beautiful contemporary farmhouse with gorgeous porches and set after set of French doors. Green shutters pop off the white facade.

If the outside is inviting, the inside is doubly so. (more…)

Affectionately known as “the Mound” by locals, Flower Mound in southeastern Denton County earns a lot of superlatives: Money’s No. 16 best place to live in 2018, Niche’s #14 best public schools in Texas, and CNN Money’s best places to retire. And yes, there is a mound. A 12.5-acre hill in the center of town. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’re highlighting three great homes on the market full of high-end finishes, classic style, and great architecture. I think a Sunday drive is in order.

 

Beauty Inside and Out in This ‘Showstopper’

Address: 5300 Clear Creek Drive, Flower Mound

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 5,523 square feet
  • $1.04 million

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BerkeleyIf you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind historic showplace in Berkeley, California, this 1926 treasure is a must-see. From the stunning 3,087-square-feet home to the naturesque 6,970-square-feet lot, every inch of indoor and outdoor living space is designed to dazzle the senses.

Located on a private cul-de-sac at 2772 Hilgard Avenue, the sprawling two-story home – nestled amid lush native greenery and old growth trees – has the secluded feel of an intimate compound although UC Berkeley and the Greek Theatre are just steps away.

Between sweeping interior design, arched doorways, ceramic tilework accents, terra cotta tile flooring, and multiple stucco fireplaces, the three-bedroom – four bath home has the look and feel of a European villa.

The home’s distinct connection to nature and the outdoors is part of its magical appeal. In addition to expansive paned windows and glass walls with loads of natural light, double doors opening to the balcony and earthy courtyard let the alfresco feel in, and views of San Francisco and the bay are breathtaking. (more…)

caruthSometimes, a townhome feels very much like a glorified apartment. But in the case of The Caruth, a community tucked behind Lincoln Park shopping and a quick drive to NorthPark and The Shops at Park Lane, it feels more like home.

First, there are the amenities — a car detailing bay, resort-style pool with outdoor kitchen, huge fitness room, attached garages, door-to-door refuse pickup, and courtesy patrol for safety. Then there is the layout, with its brick-lined walkways and Georgetown-inspired facades.

And in the case of Unit 516, you also have a deceptively spacious home — while it 906 square feet may sound diminutive on paper, a clever, open layout and light finishes and wood flooring provide a spacious feel. (more…)

PGA

Frisco Economic Development President Ron Patterson talked all things PGA relocation with a room full of Frisco Realtors at Hollyhock, a Newland community that is adjacent to the PGA site (Photo by Bethany Erickson).

Realtors and Frisco residents packed their questions and their curiosity Wednesday when they attended a breakfast discussion about the PGA Headquarters and what that would mean for the area.

Held at Hollyhock, a Newland community that is adjacent to the PGA site, Frisco Economic Development President Ron Patterson gave a brief history of how Frisco went from a town with no mall and few stoplights to the bustling suburb known now as “Sports City USA.”

“I can remember back when we were trying to get a mall,” Patterson told the standing room only crowd. “There was no toll road, either.”

And from that, city leaders began to plan — deliberately, he said.

“It was intentional, we thought about what is it we can do to set ourselves apart,” he said. “Sports came in to play.”

In those days, city hall was a much smaller building, and that discussion eventually spilled onto a whiteboard — with a baseball diamond drawn on it.

“That was the genesis for the Roughriders coming here,” Patterson said.

Nowadays, the pitch is about Frisco’s ability to put businesses and citizens within a days drive of many major hubs, thanks to its central location. (more…)