My Fave Home in the World: We’ve Got a Real Estate Deal For You That Will Make the Easter Bunny Jump Through, Well, Glass Walls!
Happy Easter Monday and I hope you all had a beautiful Easter Sunday! My leak is fixed, Jo is enjoying her family, and I am bringing you an Easter treat that will make your heart beat faster. From Robbie Briggs come inside word that my most favorite home in the entire world is not just on the market, not just reduced, but the deal of a lifetime!
Gone To Texas: Are High Taxes Driving People To The Lone Star State? Or is it The Real Estate Market?
Actually, it’s probably a combination of these factors, says Bloomberg News’ Josh Barro. States that have low or no income taxes such as Texas are also more friendly to developers, resulting in lower housing costs.
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.
Memorial Day House Candy to Last All Week: 4001 Turtle Creek, The Blue-Roofed Show Stopper, Goes on the Market
You know this home, you’ve probably almost crashed your S65 into the Porsch at the corner of Turtle Creek and Avondale as you ooohhed and aaahhed over 4001 Turtle Creek. That is the shockingly white, exquisitely redone 1920′s Mediterranean beauty with the blue-tiled roof.
I cannot think of a better place for your Easter egg hunt than this lush lush LUSH backyard oasis snuggled away over at 4612 Watagua in Bluffview. Well maybe not snuggled: the home is actually on a ridge, has great topography and I felt like I was back in the hills of Napa! I know they say the Hill Country begis in Oak Cliff, but sometimes, when I’m in Bluffview, I think it starts right there. Built in 2000, this 7863 square foot home has gone through three owners all of who have added more, more and more to make it perfect. Great example: The Casita, built by current owners/sellers in 2007, which rests along the eastern edge of the site. It has a living area, powder bath plus fully appointed bath with double lavatory, IT’S OWN LAUNDRY FACILITY! How cool is that, guestst can do their own laundry or snack up in the efficiency kitchen. Even better: a Juliette balcony overlooks the front grounds while the dining area looks over a terraced outdoor banquette and the croquet lawn. I am going to ask if I can buy The Casita and just live there!
Candy’s Sale of the Week: Expanded Master, Lowered Price of Santa Barbara Style in Old Preston Hollow
I have written about this house before, and I could write about it every single day of my life. It gets my vote for one of the most beautiful homes in Dallas on the INSIDE as well as out. And then talk about location! 5424 Edlen is perched on one of the most desirable corners in Old Preston Hollow: Edlen and Hollow Way. Edlen was named after one of the developer’s two daughters, long ago. We used to live within two blocks of this fabulous home, which is how I know all this stuff. We even knew the people who lived in the home prior to it being torn down in the early 1990′s to create this temple of architectural beauty. Continue reading
I posted a few shots from this house last summer, when I was first made aware of it’s awesomeness. The young builder is Leo Savino, who is building in the Park Cities under his company name, Significant Building & Construction, with the frenzy of a blue norther.
I was in Pebble Beach last week at the venerable Concours D’Elegance along with the glitterati of Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sherle Crow! When I saw Arnold, I steered away but snapped a pic. But Jay, dear Jay, we are becoming regular Concours buds. Last year, when my husband snapped the photo, Jay said “hey, old man, take your finger off the lens.” This year, the magic was “second homes.” He was particularly fascinated with Champs D’Or – “is this in France?” he asked, and the Residences at the Ritz Carlton.
This could really get me in water that is hotter than my swimming pool right about now, but a friend in California is selling their home and these are the photos the agent shot. Naturally, I have some strong opinions, which I am going to withold. It’s a lovely contemporary northern Cali home circa 1983 but remodeled, located in Saratoga, on the Peninsula, ’bout an hour from San Francisco. Totally orgasmic yard.