If you pine for the breezy lifestyle of the Mediterranean, you’re going to love this alluring listing in Keller. Who needs a vacation when your home is already a luxurious getaway? The exquisite abode with a Spanish-style roof relaxes you just by looking at it, serving as a blissful escape from the chaos each day can bring. Shed all stress at the arched front door, keep sangria on deck in the refrigerator, and you’ll be tempted to set your automatic email reply to “Out of Office” every evening when you arrive home.

 

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Trisha Hoelscher recently joined the Ebby Halliday Southlake office.  She previously worked at Engel and Volkers. However, after interviewing with multiple brokerages, she ultimately felt that Ebby was the best fit for her.

“I can’t say enough about the level of integrity, ethics, and unparalleled customer service that they offer,” Hoelscher said. “They have an amazing support system- it truly is a sense of community. It feels like coming home.”

Hoelscher will focus primarily on properties in Westlake, Vaquero, Southlake and Colleyville, areas she describes as “on fire” due to the immense amount of construction going on there.

During her career, she’s been active in pocket listings, private sales, and global relocations. She credits her success in part to a philosophy of building long-term relationships based on commitment and trust.

“My goal, as always, is to provide you exceptional, comprehensive service,” she said.

Before reinstating her license in 2015 to focus full time on real estate, Hoelscher spent 15 year in sales and consulting where she honed her negotiating skills. She also ran her own design firm, an experience that she draws upon when working with clients.While her hectic schedule does now allow for much time designing these days. she believes that having a passion for architecture and design melds well with her real estate business.

One fun fact about Hoelscher (pronounced HELL-chur) is that her family has been recognized as the largest in Texas, and likely one of the top three largest in the nation. Her ancestors, Anton and Maria Catherine Hoelscher were Germans who immigrated to Texas in the 1840’s. Their descendants now number in the thousands, with the vast majority of those living today residing in Texas.

“Any person with the same last name is probably related to me,” she said. “There are a ton of us.”

 

“Beck is also wisely excluding the mineral rights to his property, though I doubt anyone would drill in Vaquero.”

Glenn Beck may be trying to sell off some of his Westlake property because, according to various news reports, his media empire is not doing all that well currently. According to The Daily Beast, just a couple weeks ago:

The right-wing cable and digital media company—founded by Beck shortly before he exited Fox News in 2011—fired another round of staffers this week, shrinking a workforce that has already been reduced to less than 50 employees, according to two sources who spoke with The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity. The two sources also confirmed that more than a dozen employees had been laid off over the past several days.

I don’t know, maybe it’s the new tax bill. Maybe the very private Beck can no longer afford his almost 10,000 square foot spread on three and a half acres at 2224 King Fisher Drive in Westlake, where tony Vaquero is nestled, now that he can only deduct $10,000 of the approximately $57,000 in property taxes on the place. I mean, we assume Beck lives there: the home is owned by the “Prince Whipple Trust” headquartered at the same address.

“Prince Whipple Trust” also owns 11.8 acres directly behind the King Fisher property, likely for added security. These two properties at 4101 Aspen Lane are not formally on the market.

Beck moved to Texas in 2011 and first leased another Vaquero home belonging to Jorge Piedra and Swarovski crystal heiress Vanessa Swarovski, now his ex. Beck never bought the 7,900 square foot home that was sold at auction to Greg and Klaudia Brady. Rather, the Becks perused the area for their dream home, landing on Brant Jobe’s spread at 2224 King Fisher, down the street.

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In the big cities of America, houses worth $1 million or more make up over 4 percent of all properties, a share that has gone up 3.8 times since 2002, according to Trulia. So if you’re selling, how do you stand out and get noticed by the right buyers? 

Luxury home auctions are the choice for more and more sellers — they’re quick, competitive, and add a sense of urgency to the sale. They also help establish fair value for a hard-to-price asset, like a highly customized luxury home. 

Case in point: Former Texas Rangers’ first baseman Mark Teixeira is selling his fabulous mansion, pictured above, in Westlake’s Vaquero community through Elite Auctions at a no-reserve event on May 12. The home has been on and off the market for years with no luck; choosing an auction now is the smart move, says Elite Auctions President and Founder Randy Haddaway.

“High-end houses with big wow factor are perfect candidates for luxury home auctions, like Teixeira’s extraordinary one-acre waterfront lot in Vaquero,” Haddaway said. “These auctions bring with them concentrated periods of marketing that get a lot of people paying attention to the property during that time and the sale will happen at a definite time.”

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Auction Alert! Snag Mark Teixeira's Westlake Vaquero Mansion with No-Reserve May 12 | CandysDirt.com

Former Texas Rangers’ first baseman Mark Teixeira hasn’t played for the team in more than a decade and retired from baseball in 2016. So it’s time for the five-time Gold Glove Award winner to part with his sprawling Westlake mansion, a waterfront property in the exclusive gated golf community of Vaquero. 

Valued at more than $4 million, the stone-and-stucco house at 2220 King Fisher Dr. will be auctioned May 12 at 11 a.m. in a no-reserve event hosted by Elite Auctions

We have certainly crooned about this home, and will continue to do so. Sitting on 1.08 acres, the 8,554-square-foot house offers an ideal floorplan with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, four half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, indoor-outdoor theater with wet bar, master suite wing, game room, a separate casita for guests, wine cellar, two-story office, pool, hot tub, and cloistered patio. The custom millwork is part of a look that can only be described as perfection! 

Teixeira said Vaquero was “the coolest resort community I’d ever seen,” and living there felt like going on a “mini vacation” with its golf lifestyle. He’s hit the nail on the head — Vaquero is unlike any other in North Texas. 

Before the auction, come to a Cinco de Mayo CandysDirt.com Staff Party May 5 at this exquisite property. RSVP after the jump!

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Auction Alert! Snag Mark Teixeira's Westlake Vaquero Mansion with No-Reserve | CandysDirt.com

Former Texas Rangers’ first baseman Mark Teixeira hasn’t played for the team in more than a decade and retired from baseball in 2016. So it’s time for the five-time Gold Glove Award winner to part with his sprawling Westlake mansion, a waterfront property in the exclusive gated golf community of Vaquero. 

Valued at more than $4 million, the stone-and-stucco house at 2220 King Fisher Dr. will be auctioned May 12 at 11 a.m. in a no-reserve event hosted by Elite Auctions

Sitting on 1.08 acres, the 8,554-square-foot house offers an ideal floorplan with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, four half baths, three living areas, two dining areas, indoor-outdoor theater with wet bar, master suite wing, game room, a separate casita for guests, wine cellar, two-story office, pool, hot tub, and cloistered patio. The custom millwork is part of a look that can only be described as perfection! 

Teixeira said Vaquero was “the coolest resort community I’d ever seen,” and living there felt like going on a “mini vacation” with its golf lifestyle. He’s hit the nail on the head — Vaquero is unlike any other in North Texas. 

Before the auction, come to a Cinco de Mayo CandysDirt.com Staff Party May 5 at this exquisite property. More details below! 

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Elite Auctions presents The Swarovski Estate in Vaquero

A circular driveway wraps around the home to a four-car garage. The private guest cottage is located beside the pool and behind the garage.

One of the most prestigious luxury homes in this part of the country could be yours. The Swarovski Vaquero estate in Westlake, Texas is being auctioned without reserve by Elite Auctions on Friday, June 30.

William S. Briggs was the architect of this 8,153-square-foot Hill Country Modern, and it’s one of his favorite designs. “I would do this house again today,” Briggs said. “I enjoyed the entire process of building this home, and the client was the best part of it.”

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2252 King Fisher Dr extAs you know, I have an ongoing love affair with Vaquero Club for its  location, topography, greenery and privacy, among other reasons. Several others do as well, given that CEOs of major corporations, professional athletes and at least one famous television/radio personality all live within spitting distance of the most fabulous estate I have ever seen in these parts: 2252 King Fisher Drive.

I also love Vaquero for the schools. They draw buyers and keep property values tip top: parents have their choice of Keller ISD or the public charter school Westlake Academy, which serves K-12 and is an International Baccalaureate World School. Children who live in Westlake can attend Westlake Academy automatically — there are close to 2,000 students outside of the area on a waiting list to get into this highly coveted school.

2252 King Fisher Drive sits on a double lot of 3.83 acres, one of the largest in the guarded, stone-walled estate community that boasts 24 hour security, a Tom Fazio designed golf club, dining rooms, spa, tennis, fishing lakes, trails, trees, hills, and all a short drive to Southlake Town Center and DFW Airport.2252 king fisher drive 3

Vaquero is exactly 7 miles from DFW Airport. I know, because I dropped off my kids before I sank into this home.

To say that once I walked in, I did not want to leave, is a true statement because I didn’t. I stayed for dinner, like the architect, Aaron Angle, who literally lived with the owners to provide the perfect, most custom home possible.

But truth be told, the love affair began the moment I walked behind the French wooden gates that open automatically. Since the security at Vaquero is so tight, those gates are for show and to get you thinking about the grape vines and wildflowers and daffodils you will be finding beyond them.2252 king fisher dr aerial (more…)