Historic homes go on the market on a daily basis — but when one like the Daniel Bliss Homestead in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, goes on the market, you sit up and pay attention.

Why? Because it was restored by the guy who pretty much wrote the book on preserving and restoring old homes, John T. Kirk

See the house and learn more about the famed restorer who lived there over on SecondShelters.com.

The final home of Lizzie Borden is up for sale, just in time for Halloween. For less than $850,000, you can own a piece of history in Fall River, Massachusetts, that comes with period furniture and one helluva story.

Come check it out on SecondShelters.com.

If you were a musician in the ’70s and ’80s, you probably heard of Eric T. Schabacker. Well known in the recording industry and Orlando music scene as founder of Bee Jay Recording Studios, Schabacker was the first person to use computers in the recording business and worked with noted bands and artists from Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Emmylou Harris, to Joey Dee & The Starliters, Rossington Collins Band, Gary Wright, Backstreet Boys, Jimmy Page, and Lynard Skynard, to name a few. You can read all about Schabacker’s illustrious music career here, but today’s story is about the house that Schabacker built.

Curious? See it on SecondShelters.com.

Photo: The Boutique RE

Photo: The Boutique RE

We are beyond thrilled to say that one of the top real estate writers in the country, Deidre Woollard, is now blogging for SecondShelters.com. Woollard, who has written for realtor.com and founded Luxist.com, profiled the luxurious Hawaiian getaway, Hale Ali’i:

Winter months have just about everyone dreaming of Hawaii and the luxury of warm weather and soft white sands. But like every other dream destination, there are levels of luxury to explore. The Kapalua resort area on Maui has quickly become a favorite for both vacations and long stays.

Part of the allure is location, it is surrounded by mountains and framed by two nature preserves that give its idyllic beaches a feeling of protection. There’s also a sense of ideal living here with a spa, great restaurants and shops, a farm that sells organic produce to the community. This isn’t just a resort where you drop the conventions of the world but is instead a place where you experience a deeper connection with nature and yourself.

Read more about this amazing location on SecondShelters.com!



The cold weather means we’re watching more TV and we fell in love with the new HGTV show Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

The show scours seaside towns for the best deals for second home buyers who want a place to escape to with some rental potential.

Find out what we love about the show over on SecondShelters.com.

It’s Mayacama, one of Sonoma’s most amazing and luxurious golf, wine, fitness, and relaxation second home retreats. Solo fractional ownership until just now. Guess who is now Timbers’ Resorts newest member? Mayacama. I am beyond psyched. Click on over to SecondShelters to learn more about this amazing second home property and learn about the Dallas connection: my precious vet at Lovers Lane Animal Hospital.

I’ve got problems, big problems: now I don’t know which fractional club I love more — Fairmont or Timbers…

We now have a Miami correspondent over on SecondShelters, and this is her first find! This home is right on the beach, a waterfront Mediterranean built in 1925 with 4659 square feet, asking $2.4 million. On the beach, very convenient, no? Guess what’s also convenient? Having a toilet smack in the middle of your very (messy) den! 3591 Flamingo Dr Miami Beach FL 

And check SecondShelters.com for more fun posts fresh from Miami by Andrea Kavanagh!