301 Western Lake Drive Santa Rosa extBy now you are either back from your weekend getaway, or like me, moving from beautiful relaxation mode to WORK! But I am bound and determined to spend my next holiday in a beach house, like this beauty that was featured in Veranda Magazine. Once the Wright Amendment goes bye bye in October, we will be able to climb onto a Southwest Air Lines flight at Love Field and get to Santa Rosa Beach via Panama City in less than two hours. I am sooo ready! (more…)

When it comes to homes, anyways. Cannot say I blame him, and I think he has great taste in the places he chooses to live. Wonder if he is buying the younger Jonas place over there on Rock Dove Court….

Here are more photos of the Payton family’s second home in Watercolor, Florida, compete with outside shower. How wonderful is an outside shower?

Plus a romantic spot to watch the sun setting over the Texas Gulf.

More North Texas real estate news. The coach of the New Orleans Saints is not leaving the Saints to join the Cowboys, but he is moving his family to Vaquero, in Westlake,  from New Orleans, according to The Times-Picayune. Sean Peyton apparently has bought (or plans to buy) a home and plans to enroll his children in school in their new Texas neighborhood toote suite. According to ESPN, Payton became interested in Vaquero when he lived in nearby Southlake, during his tenure as an assistant coach under Bill Parcells with the Cowboys.

So how’s he going to get to work? Easy. Private jet. Payton estimates that flying on a private plane is 90 minutes door to door from his office at the Saints complex to the family’s new home. He and his wife, Beth, apparently intend to eventually retire in North Texas. This is the deal Payton wanted all along, but the T-P reports that Saints owner
Tom Benson insisted on the entire Payton family living in New Orleans.

Well, all that is changing. Oh and the Payton’s have a second home on the Gulf Coast in Watercolor, Florida, one of my very favorite second home haunts. (See photo of the house.) Moved in Memorial Day, 2009. I can tell you this: Tony Romo will probably not be taking his fiance, Candice Crawford, to this beach bungalow, like he did Jessica Simpson in 2009. The locals say she was clomping all over the Boardwalk in her four-inch stilettos.

Next up: which Vaquero home is he buying. I swear, Vaquero: Home of the Sports Superstars.  Or maybe, TMT: Too Much Testosterone. Forbes listed it as the most affluent neighborhood in the entire country!