We’ve had a great year covering the most stylish and interesting homes, as well as reporting on the issues that concern our readers the most.
So after today we will be enjoying the spaces that hold families and memories — our homes — and we encourage you to do the same.
We hope your holiday is merry and bright!
Suzanne Felber is a curator of things she loves and wants to share.
“Usually, that’s an unusual vintage plate, a quirky chair, or a book that I can’t put down — I need a lot of space to store all of these treasures,” Felber laments. But she may have changed her ways after seeing the stunning Clayton Designer Series Tiny Home that debuted at the Cashiers Historical Society Designer Showcase
“I’ve now fallen madly in love with a tiny home, and one may be in my future,” she said.
Naturally, our first thought was that these tiny homes are perfect for folks who want a getaway — and quick! This well-designed tiny homes line by architect Jeffrey Dungan of Jeffrey Dungan Architects makes vacation home ownership affordable, and with quality materials that will stand the test of time.
Instead of waiting more than a year for a new vacation home to be built, you’ll only have to think in terms of weeks before you can sit out on your cove, mountainside, or river.
If you’ve been pining for a budget trip to New York, you better hop on it.
The state’s short-term rental law (called the multiple-dwelling law, which went into affect in 2010) prohibits leaseholders from renting entire properties or units without occupying the space at the same time for fewer than 30 days. Basically, you can’t rent an entire apartment out on Airbnb, but you can rent a room as long as you’re there at the same time, and the renter is able to access the whole space. Now, subleasing to someone for a month? That’s cool.
According to data from Airbnb, about 60 percent of their New York City listings are actually illegal, with leaseholders offering entire apartments to renters. And the New York state legislature is ready to crack down on scofflaws, according to the Real Deal, which could mean fines from $1,000 to $7,500 for those who list entire units on short-term rental sites such as Airbnb and VRBO.
A true retreat on an island, featuring more than 5,000 square feet of luxurious interiors and a dock complete with a party deck — this is just the lake house for celebrating those patriotic holidays, holding your family close, and appreciating all of the splendid summer activities Cedar Creek Lake has to offer.
Plus, it has a bit of a celeb history, Candy says.
Read more about this beautiful listing from Kevin Caskey at Dallas City Center Realtors on CandysDirt.com, and have a safe, memorable Memorial Day!
Now that you have your sought-after weekend retreat on Cedar Creek Lake, what are you going to put in it? Bought a home away from home in Boot Ranch? What do you hang on the walls? Acquired a ski home in Aspen? What is your design inspiration?
Decorating a second home is a huge challenge, especially for those who want a place that feels comfortable and easy without all the fuss of shopping for just the right arm chair, carpet, dining set, linens … Eeeeeesh. Seems overwhelming, right?
If that sounds familiar, you’ll want to read on to get some sage advice from veteran vacation home interior designer Jason Lenox. Not only does he own two successful home decor stores — Anteks Home in the Dallas Design District and Anteks Curated in the Plaza at Preston Center — but he designs warm, sophisticated, rustic interiors for vacation homes near and far.
If you’ve been looking for a reason to buy one of the amazing fractional properties at Fairmont Heritage Place, El Corazon de Santa Fe, look no further. The private residence club is offering a new promotional incentive for buyers who love to travel.
Available now, buyers of a Terra or Montañas residence will receive up to a million airline miles on Air Canada or American Airlines, as well as a $10,000 to $15,000 credit that can be used at the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel network of worldwide destinations.
Homebuyers who purchase a two-level, 1,800-square-foot Montañas residence will receive a $15,000 Fairmont gift card and 1 million airline miles to spend on Air Canada or American Airlines. Buyers of a single-level, 1,150-square-foot Terra residence will receive a $10,000 Fairmont gift card and 500,000 airline miles.
I’ve often dreamed about owning a vineyard and winery. My husband sometimes jokes that I’d need a pretty big one if I wanted to make all the wine I drink! Touche, sweetheart. Touche.
I bet he won’t be laughing once I show him this sweetheart of a deal in Canton. It’s a cute little farmhouse with the makings of a great little vineyard and winery, all for less than $400,000.
Yep, you read that right. And the seller, the founder of the successful Los Pinos Ranch vineyard, will hand over a business plan and blueprint to make sure your winemaking dreams become a reality.
“There is something wholesome about being able to wash off the day when the sun sets, and to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor,” says listing agent Amanda Thomas. “It isn’t an experience that many people in our modern society ever get to have.”
It’s an experience you can have should you be the dreamer to purchase Jeffrey Cellars in Canton.