Winnsboro

416 Pleasantview Road, Winnsboro, Texas, is currently listed by Carla Perez Whitefield of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty for $1,200,000.

What can you get for $1 million in Winnsboro? A striking custom home situated on the banks of Lake Cypress Springs! Offered at $1,200,000 and built by the acclaimed S. Clements Homes in 2017, this stunning estate offers a versatile layout, walls of windows, pristine lake views, an in-ground swimming pool, and fire pit, all perfectly nestled on a lushly landscaped waterfront lot. (more…)

A contractor drilled into a sewage pipe, releasing 1 million gallons of untreated sewage into White Rock Creek, which stretches from Collin County to East Dallas’ White Rock Lake. (Photo: Michael Lensi via Wikipedia)

Homes around White Rock Lake often fetch a pretty high price. Dubbed Dallas’ crown jewel, White Rock Lake is encircled by recreational trails, parks, the Dallas Arboretum, and some of the most well-known luxury estates in the city. Heck, even H.L. Hunt built his version of Mount Vernon on White Rock Lake. But living in posh digs on this urban oasis is about to get odorous.

(more…)

Perhaps you’ve heard about it from a friend, saw it in a magazine, or read about it on CandysDirt.com – whatever it is, the secret is out on Horseshoe Bay. This striking resort community attracts second home buyers of all kinds, from captains of industry, to watersport enthusiasts, golfers, to astronauts. Above all, it’s where families go for a slice of Texas paradise on Lake LBJ. This begs the question, what can I get for $1 Million in Horseshoe Bay? What we find may surprise you. And yes folks, it’s a waterfront estate!

See it now on SecondShelters.com!

We have a treat for you this Memorial Day that will not only give you something to remember, it will change the way you live every Memorial Day for years to come. Next year, you will thank me for telling you all about this gemstone of a home that will be auctioned off June 12 by Heritage Auctions with NO RESERVE.

That is correct, no reserve. How memorable is that! Also, this auction is ON LINE only, so interested parties need to SIGN UP.

Previously listed at $900,000, the home is on a spectacular peninsula on Joe Pool Lake! That means sweeping lake views from nearly every room, and there are a lot of rooms: the homes boasts four entertainment areas, five bedrooms, seven baths, two laundry rooms (which you will definitely find handy with all the boating), an exercise room, formals, great entertainment areas inside and out including lush landscaping around two exterior patios, plus solid construction for a total of 6,476 square feet.

The home is in Lake Ridge, a beautiful, hilly, high-end community located in Cedar Hill, just 25 miles southeast of downtown Dallas. The development has five parks, baseball, soccer and football fields and a pond stocked with bass. Listen to the falling water from the infinity pool in your own backyard and enjoy the fire pit on chilly nights. You are close enough to Dallas to get in for business, far enough away to get away from the maddening crowd and noise.

Out here at Joe Pool Lake, all you will hear is nature. And waterfalls.

(more…)

505 Ranch, Cedar Creek Lake | Candysdirt.com

Lake or ranch, lake or ranch … now you can have your lake and horses too! On SecondShelters.com, we’ve been following the luxury waterfront development The 505 Ranch on Cedar Creek Lake. The 505 Ranch has all the amenities of a posh lake community, plus equine facilities (polo, anyone?), too, and it’s only 45 minutes from Dallas. The community is now 77% sold; homesites are still available, and they’re just about to unveil a lovely spec home, too.

Click to see the property and get the scoop on SecondShelters.com.

anteks spring social

Join us at this evening at Anteks Curated (Preston Center East) when we’ll host the Villas at Cortina (Telluride) and 505 Ranch (at Cedar Creek). Time is 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Yours truly will  speak on housing trends, particularly vacation home properties, and my beloved True Food will share hors d’oeuvres alongside Stoli cocktails.

505 Ranch Cedar Creek

The 505 Ranch at Cedar Creek Lake

I cannot think of a better way to prep for a ski trip, can you?

Villas at Cortina

The Villas at Cortina, Telluride, CO

Telluride-snow-1024x448

935-1

I really cannot imagine a more perfect spot to enjoy this Fourth of July than right here on Lake Worth. This property is 3.2 acres right on the banks of one of Fort Worth’s best kept secrets, and is only 15 minutes from downtown.

Known by locals as “Camp T.,” this property is a great spot for getting together with the family for a few days, playing some dominoes, getting out on the boat, doing some fishing, and filling the evenings with sparklers, adult beverages, and some barbecue. If you’re expecting this to be your standard lake house, complete with less than luxurious appointments and a claustrophobic kitchen, you’re in for quite a surprise!

DCIM101GOPRO

(more…)

Glorious pond, lighted fountain, gazebo with power, metal roof.Anyone who can work from home and live in the country, pay attention: I have found your paradise! Chefs and gourmands, go from ground to garnish in five minutes. This is truly one of the most amazing properties I have ever seen, and it is just an hour east of Dallas on I-20. There are so many “firsts” and innovative design touches in this compound, you do feel like you are in the heart of Preston Hollow but have just kind of helicoptered over the traffic.

Well, you could very well have: there is a helicopter pad and even a fuel tank, so you won’t run out of gas.

Located near the quaint town of Canton, county seat of Van Zandt County, home to the famous “First Monday Trades Days” flea market, you are in God’s green acres out here with trees, water, rolling hills and the freshest air you can find. And even better, you can grow your own food! Top notch medical facilities and equally excellent schools are available nearby. At night, you hear no sirens or tires screeching — just birds and the jack rabbits scurrying through the grass. Rather than watch traffic jams on the mixmaster with a glass of wine while you cough cough on polluted air, you can count the bats flying over the house from the back porch. Like a natural Mosquito Mist, these guys eat the mosquitoes and keep them off of people. Canton has a country club with golf course, a new Splash Kingdom, not a $3.5 billion Dreamvision vision, no Starbucks but Val’s Italian in town. Recreational lakes are thirty minutes away — Tawakoni, Cedar Creek and Lake Palestine.

Of course, why would you drive there when you have your own lake?

Why would you even leave this pastoral heaven except to go to church and shopping? Like I said, if you can work from home even two days a week, listen up.


(more…)