We love getting vacation and second-home photos from readers, especially the unconventional. A loyal reader sent us his photos of Christmas lights from Oslo, Norway, which gets only 5 hours of sunlight on the clearest days in December.
Just because you put your home on the market doesn’t mean you should stop going all out for the holidays, am I right? So I love that the owners of this week’s Monday Morning Millionaire, 4434 Rawlins, traced the front of their flowerbeds outside their Perry Heights Georgian with twinkly lights and boughs tied in wreaths.
This house is beautiful all on its own, but with this great Christmas light treatment, it’s just gorgeous!
Did you take some photos of amazing Christmas lights this year? Send them in and we’ll post them here on CandysDirt.com!
I think I’m coming down with seasonal affective disorder or something that is making my eyes itch at the very sight of Christmas lights. Needless to say, I needed something to refocus, something like a palate cleanser. Surfing for House Porn is the perfect answer!
And what do you know, I stumbled upon 4414 Lively Lane, an absolutely stunning Hill Country Contemporary (that’s a fancy term for a brand-new, vintage-inspired, Craftsman-like home with a stone facade) in Rockbrook Estates for just $2.15 million. If you could have heard me when I found this home, your eardrums would have shattered I squealed so loud. I just love everything about this house!
From the gorgeous hardwood floors to the incredible light fixtures (check out that art glass ceiling fixture in the foyer!) this home is amazing. The listing says the home, built in 2008, is inspired by the designs of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I can see that, especially with all of the beautiful wood trim around the windows and the stone fireplace in the living area.
The floorplan is open, which makes all 6,277 square feet of this home flow effortlessly. There are five bedrooms, five and a half baths, three living areas, and a kitchen that was built for entertaining crowds.
There are two master suites — one on the first floor an another upstairs — and they are both just impeccable. I love how the owners have decorated with light, neutral colors that play off of the huge wood-trimmed windows.
The master bath has a very organic feel with different shades of stone and tile. I love the separate vanities that are on opposite walls — a key selling feature for anyone who isn’t a morning person (*raises hand*).
With all of that space inside, you’d think that there wouldn’t be any lot left for a decent-sized pool or a yard. Not so! This home has a wonderful loggia and cascading pool surrounded by a very private lawn. Gorgeous!