Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Charleston, SC

This week we zero in on one of the country’s oldest and most beloved port cities, South Carolina’s own Charleston. Originally founded as “Charles Town” to honor King Charles II of England, the historic town was recently voted America’s No.  1 Small City for the fifth year in a row! From its cobblestone streets and pastel antebellum houses, to its elegant French Quarter and Battery districts, Charleston is a town filled with character and seaside charm. Whether it’s island hopping you’re after,

What Can I Get For A Million In…Nantucket, MA?

The tiny isolated island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is a summer destination for travelers looking for some R&R amidst dune-backed beaches, cedar-shingled houses, scenic lighthouses, and cobblestone streets. You can only reach the island by ferry, boat or airplane – there is no bridge – but the island’s quaint seaside cottages, coastal restaurants, and boutique shops are well worth the trip. It’s also the site of America’s most swoon-worthy hotel! TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of

What Can I Get For a Million In…Augusta, Georgia?

Come for the golf, stay for the pimento cheese, they say. As if Amen corner, blooming azaleas, and the way the sunlight peeks through the trees weren’t enough, Augusta, Georgia, is flush with golf’s greatest moments. Yes, since 1934, Augusta has played home and host to the iconic Masters Tournament, but it’s also known for its historic and downright breathtaking architecture. With the Masters looming, I was inspired to see just how far a million dollars would go in the Augusta real estate market

1925 Fooshee and Cheek Spanish Colonial in Greenway Parks Hits Market

Pay attention folks, this listing is hot, hot, hot! Ideally situated on a gracious lot in Greenway Parks, the 1925 Fooshee & Cheek Spanish Colonial Revival was designed by the architects responsible for Highland Park Village, and just hit the market for $2,075,000! “This is Greenway Parks at its finest,” says listing agent Gretchen Brasch with Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. “It is a sincere pleasure to represent a property of this provenance and architectural interest. I feel ce

Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Napa Valley

This week has us dreaming of a wine country getaway, so what better way to appease those cabernet-colored dreams than a Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition in Napa Valley! From hiking and biking, to boutique shops, restaurants and a flourishing arts scene, Napa is filled with things to do, including owning and operating your own vineyard. For this week’s Splurge vs. Steal I narrowed down Napa’s incredible offerings based on location, acreage, and ability to produce quality fruit. What I found may s

M Streets Tudor Just Hit the Market and It's Filled with Designer Upgrades

Much like the iconic Mercedes-Benz tagline — The best or nothing … — this M Streets Tudor on Mercedes Avenue is for the Dallas buyer who wants it all at a price that’s just right. Historic architecture, loads of charm, and a sophisticated interior make 5606 Mercedes Avenue a rare, move-in ready find, ideally located in the heart one of Dallas’ most desirable neighborhoods – the M Streets. “This is a charming Tudor cottage on a great block on Mercedes,” says co-listing agent Sandy Petruska who r

A Home So Hot It Went Under Contract In 3 Days!

If you’ve been wondering what’s selling in Hollywood Heights THIS. IS. IT! We first came across 511 Clermont Street last week, and knew we had to feature it on our Friday Four Hundred. But we hit a minor snag – the three-bed, two-bath charmer flew off the market faster than we could say traditional Tudor! “I have sold property in Hollywood Heights for 18 years and this is one of those special homes that appeals to so many,” says listing agent Britt Lopez of Dallas City Center Realtors. “We’ve h

Brent Kendle-Designed Contemporary is the Jewel of the Desert

If you are anything like us, you’ll need a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor after one look at this Paradise Valley dream home. We’ll wait … but the listing won’t. It’s currently priced at $10.49 million and will be scooped up faster than you think, as it comes from a pedigree of architectural talent. According to the property description, the Brent Kendle-designed masterpiece, “brings a new level of contemporary artistry to this thoughtfully redesigned Paradise Valley Estate.” We couldn

Summer in Switzerland? Jaw-Dropping Villa Mainini Has Us Convinced

Switzerland has long been hailed as a paradise for nature lovers, which is why we are pleased as punch to introduce you to the hottest Swiss waterfront on the market! Meet Villa Mainini, a 20th century architectural wonder on an isolated parcel of Caslano, Switzerland. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom escape at Villa Mainini Piazza Lago 50, 6987 Caslano, Switzerland, affords a sophisticated getaway for those who seek the peace and serenity of far off places. Living at Villa Mainini means losing y

“Everything is Illuminated” Author Jonathan Safran Foer Lists Brooklyn Brownstone and It’s a Book Lover’s Dream

Nestled on a picturesque, tree-lined street in Boerum Hill – a relaxed village in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn, New York – rests an incredibly chic, Greek Revival brownstone that is a book lover’s dream, and it could be yours to the tune of $8.995 million. “This is one of the single largest homes that exist in Boerum Hill, with nearly 8,000 square feet of interior space,” says listing agent Ryan Serhant of Nest Seekers International. “The light-filled house spreads 6,473 square feet acr
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