MaineStephen King slept here. In fact, he lived here, in this four-bedroom, three-bath house built in Orrington, Maine, in 1906, when he was inspired to write “Pet Sematary.”

And it can be your second home for a mere $255,000. Check it out over at SecondShelters.com.

La GrangeOver on SecondShelters.com, we’re featuring a property in La Grange that could be both a second home and an income property – and it boasts some of the richest connections to pre-state Texas history we’ve seen in quite some time.

The Brookfield-Evans-Cremer House was home to an Alamo hero, a couple of heroes from the Battle of San Jacinto, and was a proposed site for the capital of Texas. And of course, nowadays it would make a perfect getaway for all those fun things to do in and near La Grange – Round Top, kayaking and more!

Check it out here.

This stunning Cape Cod-style beach cottage makes its debut for the first time ever to market, offering one lucky buyer a coveted address on the best street in Southampton, N.Y. Boasting nine bedrooms, nine full and two half bathrooms, a sparkling pool, and 9,000 square feet of luxury and lush outdoor entertaining, 237 Gin Lane affords the ultimate Hamptons lifestyle just steps from the ocean.

“The house is beautifully built with very special architectural and design details throughout, and has a separate bedroom wing, which is ideal for offering comfort and privacy to extended family and guests,” says listing agent Patricia Petrillo of Sotheby’s International Realty.

See what she means now on SecondShelters.com.

Looking for a place to beat the heat? Feast your eyes on one of the hottest equestrian offerings on the market. Just 45 minutes from downtown Dallas, El Milagro Retreat is a sprawling, 50-acre residential estate, and working equestrian ranch that lives like a five-star resort. Whether you want to take a dip in the infinity-edge pool, go for a horseback ride, train your prized mare, or host the entire family for summer vacation, this majestic beauty has it all.

See the gorgeous interiors and inspiring outdoor spaces on SecondShelters.com.

2010 GCR 14N Kremmling, CO is currently offered for $28,500,000 by Jack Wolfe of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty

Tired of the heat? Want to get away? We’ve located an ultra-luxury escape, secluded by nature and boasting pristine Rocky Mountain views, with a whopping 24,000-square-foot Jon Gunson designed lodge that will instantly put you in a Colorado state of mind.

See it all on SecondShelters.com.

Stretford Auction Main

Last August, I wandered out to Tyler to see a high-rise … in Tyler … a high-rise.  I was just as surprised by the prices as I was the location.

Back then prices in the 81-unit tower started at $160 per square foot for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 2,051-square-foot unit.  Flash-forward and now the developer wants to sell off the 10 remaining units at auction.  So if $160 per square foot wasn’t interesting enough, how does $115 sound?

Head over to SecondShelters.com for more.

clifton

So your family wants a vacation home in the country, but peace and quiet are just not enough for you — you require art and social outlets built around it to feed your soul, even in a rural retreat.

Take heart. There’s a North Texas place not far from Dallas-Fort Worth that just might fill the bill. The thriving community of Clifton, Texas, has cultural amenities galore and is easily accessible to townies, lake house and ranch owners in the area.

Pre-eminent in the vibrant little town is its art scene. Clifton is such a creative nexus, and we’ve got a nifty little waterfront home on Lake Whitney for sale to satisfy the soul of art lovers looking for a weekend getaway spot with cultural treasures.

Mosey on over to SecondShelters.com to read the whole story!

Huge crowds at the recent Design and Construction Week in Orlando, Florida Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

Huge crowds at the recent Design and Construction Week in Orlando, Florida Photo: Lisa Stewart Photography

This year is off to an exciting, fast-paced start! This Lifestylist® has spent the month traveling coast to coast in search of design and construction trends that we’ll see a lot of in 2017. After attending the International Builders Show, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, Design and Construction Week, The Dallas Home and Gift Market, and the winter Las Vegas Market we’ve got a lot to talk about! Here are our favorites that we can expect to be see in a home near you. (more…)