This development is so good it already has $95 million in reservations! We are talking about the new Pendry Residences in Park City, Utah. The ski-in, lift-out resort and residential development will debut in the heart of Canyons Village (at the base of Park City Mountain) in 2021. As they say, all good things come to those who wait. Right? (more…)

Four Seasons Caye Chapel Resort, Caye Chapel, Belize

Trend alert: now more than ever, high-end developments are offering exclusive getaways and glamping retreats to qualified luxury home buyers. If you’re in the market for a vacation home or place to retire, there’s no better way to experience the lifestyle than with try before you buy.

Not sure where to start? No problem! We’ve done all the work for you in our list of top “try before you buy” vacation spots. Pick a place that speaks to you and indulge in a brief (and sometimes free) house hunting expedition for the second home of your dreams. Disclaimer: You’ll want to pack your bags immediately.

Learn more on SecondShelters.com

 

3845 Tapadero Drive, Colorado Springs, CO is currently listed by Thomas Lazzaro with Sellstate Alliance Realty for $1 million.

From Garden of the Gods and iconic Pikes Peak, to the Broadmoor AAA Five-Diamond resort and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Colorado Springs. With second home prices on the rise, it got me thinking, what can I get for $1 million in Colorado Springs?

Let’s take a look at what’s currently on the market and see on SecondShelters.com now.

 

Photo: E.J. Murphy Realty

Photo: E.J. Murphy Realty

This Connecticut country estate is absolutely delicious, with a pool, gorgeous gardens, and room to run around. It also hearkens to a time when a second home wasn’t a long journey from a primary residence, says Deidre Woollard:

These days we tend to think of second homes as being located as a plane flight or at least a several-hour car ride from the primary residence, but it wasn’t always this way. In the days before cars, a smaller distance might provide all the respite necessary.

Case in point: Weather Watch Farm, a country estate in Litchfield, Connecticut. The 28-acre estate offers rolling green vistas and tranquil meadows just as it has for centuries. The estate includes a colonial farmhouse that dates back to the 1800s and was once home to the Howe family among other residents.

Read more from Woollard about this picturesque estate on SecondShelters.com today!

That’s why, I guess the folks promoting this nice little ranch in Van Alystyne, Texas put this guitar crooner on the website for the ranch.  Like, front and center. Five bedrooms, four and a half baths, this place is billed as 30 acres of a horse rancher’s paradise with an executive home, pool, hot tub, riding arena, stables, bunk house, and will only set you back $899,995.

Don’t wait until the last minute to find a spot to sip your Sunday brunch mimosa (or bloody Mary, if that’s your thing) come May. Dallas’ epic summers mean it’s time to head for the coast, and there’s no better place to lounge by the pool (or on the beach, in the spa, or at the club) than the Hamptons.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

T. Boone Pickens may be a legendary Texas oil and gas executive, and a huge force behind wind energy, but there are no windmills on his Preston Hollow estate in Dallas, Texas.  There are gardens, sculpted and manicured French gardens that will make you think you are in Versailles so much that “mais oui” will roll right off your tongue! He is now selling his Dallas estate in the heart of Preston Hollow for $7 million. And it is not listed in MLS. The home was built in 1996, but then when T. Boone and his wife, Madeleine bought it in July, 2005 for about five million, it was redone to the max. And I do mean the max. From a four bedroom home with a master on the first floor, it was taken to a three bedroom home with an expanded second floor master. In fact, the new master bathroom is so large it features a writing desk — what a splendid idea! The new master closet is larger than most starter homes.

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Looking to find a little estate in the Loire Valley but your spouse wears a “France Sucks” tee? You can have 25 acres that resemble the French countryside and a 48,000 square foot estate so perfect you may never wish to leave. The 25 acre estate of Thomas O. and Cinda Hicks on Walnut Hill Lane and Hollow Way Road in Preston Hollow just hit the non-MLS market for a whopping $135 million. For more photos and all the scoop, check out the site of Douglas Newby, who is the agent.

Private Air Luxury Homes coverAnd it may actually now be the most expensive home listed in the entire United States!