The insane Hamptons real estate scene of ‘Million Dollar Beach House’

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A 3,300-square-foot modern mansion boasts five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a heated pool, a roof deck with a fire pit and a deep-water dock — for a yacht, of course — that juts into Sag Harbor Cove.

The place is “a panty-dropper,” says real-estate agent Peggy Zabakolas.

It’s one of the jaw-dropping properties featured on “Million Dollar Beach House,” a reality show about the cutthroat Hamptons property market premiering Wednesday, Aug. 26, on Netflix that follows five brokers at the Nest Seekers agency who go to extreme lengths to please mercurial clients, score listings and close multimillion-dollar deals, all while avoiding on-screen drama.

That last goal, naturally, doesn’t last long. Just take the Sag Harbor spread, priced at $5.99 million last year. The owner, who dubbed her Hamptons hideaway the Patti Shack, has frumpy taste.

“Patti has Buddhas and tchotchkes everywhere,” says listing agent Michael Fulfree, who stands to make $360,000

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Midcentury Modern Home In Glencoe Snapped Up Soon After Price Cut

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GLENCOE, IL — A midcentury modern home in Glencoe designed by a notable local architect sold last week for $750,000. Its closing price was more than $50,000 above its most recent asking price and nearly $100,000 more than its current owners paid for it five years ago.

The four-bedroom, 2,230-square-foot ranch-style house is located on a pair of parcels comprising 0.45 acres on the corner of Dundee Road and Grove Street. It also includes a finished lower level.

Richard Barancik designed the 1953-built home for a personal friend, according to its listing. He had just gotten out of the military — where he served in the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program as one of so-called “monuments men” — when he founded his architectural firm in 1950 with his former design instructor at the University of Illinois.

The recently sold home on Dundee Road was one of only a

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Climbing Wall, Sauna Accent Beautiful $839K Columbia Home

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COLUMBIA, MD — An elegant, beautiful home in Columbia awaits the next family ready to move in with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has a beautiful view from the back deck of the forest behind. The former model home boasts numerous architectural upgrades including stout marble-like pillars and columns, wainscotting panels and crown molding. Beautiful hardwood flooring, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, a sun room with a mock climbing wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and a wet bar on the lower level are just a few of the perks found in this lovely home. The two-story foyer, private study and large cooking island are sure to please the next owners. With 6,418 square feet, there’s plenty of room to roam either downstairs in the finished lower level, the back yard or along one of the beautiful rooms upstairs.

  • Address: 11028 Gaither Hunt Ln, Columbia,
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Orlando Magic Shooting Guard Evan Fournier Scores Winter Park Estate for $2.9M

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Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier and his wife, Laura, have picked up a chic estate in Winter Park, FL, for $2.9 million.

The NBA player scored a deal. The Winter Park Chain of Lakes property had been listed earlier in the year for $3.25 million, and had then been dropped to $3.15 million in May, before the Frenchman grabbed it.

Overlooking the picturesque Lake Maitland, this sweet pad features timeless design in a convenient neighborhood close to downtown, about a 15-minute drive to the Amway Center, where the Magic normally plays home games.


It’s a bit farther to the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World, but with the Magic since eliminated, Fournier has even more time to enjoy his new digs.

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RSF Garden Club reopens Resale Shop with new name, expanded men’s section and new pricing model

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Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has reopened its resale shop, Bloom Again, adding more than 500 square feet of retail space, making room for more donations, including men’s clothing and furniture, according to a news release.

“We took the time away to look at the shop with fresh eyes on how to better serve the community,” said RSF Garden Club Director and Store Manager Thora Guthrie, adding, “In the few weeks we have been open, the response from our regular shoppers and from those that just discovered us has been phenomenally positive.”

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A new pricing structure is incredibly approachable: Any item without a tag is $5 and a new $1 rack is packed with gems. For the guys, a distinctive department is dedicated to menswear and sporting goods like elite golf clubs and golf balls (6 for $1). Expect business attire alongside athletic wear featuring some of top brands such

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Cape Cod House Hunt: Truro home boasts stunning details, serene setting – News – capecodtimes.com

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TRURO — For privacy and for getting away from it all, this woodsy Truro setting can’t be beat. Marsh Lane is a dead-end dirt road, and the driveway brings you down a small hill. It’s almost surprising to see such a contemporary home here — the entire lot is surrounded by woods that make up the Little Pamet conservation area. The yard is green and manicured all around, with the backyard boasting plenty of space and a built-in fire pit.

This home is practically brand-new, built in 2014, and no detail has been forgotten, right down to the octagon-shaped windows on each side of the front door. The floor plan is entirely open concept and feels much larger inside than it seems from the outside, with high ceilings, dark-stained hardwood floors and oversized windows giving that solid, contemporary feel that’s so sought after. It has a nice flow: living room

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Samsung looks at new opportunities amid surge in demand for home appliances

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From sanitising closets to customisable fridges, the coronavirus pandemic has fanned demand for home appliances – so much so that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is adding warehouses and bringing popular products to more markets. In particular, consumers have been willing to splurge on products that make their homes cleaner.

In Brazil and other emerging economies, households which once relied on maids are now investing in dishwashers and robot vacuum cleaners, while Samsung says its overseas sales of air purifiers jumped more than five times in January-July compared to the same period last year. Samsung’s AirDresser, a closet that steam cleans clothes and kills bacteria, has seen a spike in sales with British furniture firm Lux Group ordering 1,000 earlier this year. Big fridges have also climbed in popularity as people cooking more often at home seek more freezer space.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 launched with redesigned hinge; check

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Like an Offering to Vulcan, This Home Honors the Ancient Volcano That Shaped Its Design

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We often see homes inspired by nature. It could be anything from the ocean to the mountains that influences an architect’s design decisions. We’ve seen desert hues and winter whites, boulders that cut right into a wall or even a tree growing through the middle of a house. But this home precariously positioned on a steep slope may be the first we’ve seen that drew its influence from the stages of a volcanic eruption. Take a peek at Lookout House — a home that goes from glowing orange magma to cooled-down basalt.

The result of a collaboration between architectural firm Faulkner Architects and Concept Lighting Lab, Lookout House was fully informed by the land. Everything from the slope of the ground to the fact that it sits at the base of a dormant volcano had influence on the design process.  Located in Truckee, California, this house is like an

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GRAND OPENING OF CETARA THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH AT ORCHARD HILLS IN IRVINE

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Offering a New Perspective on Elegant Irvine Living

The eagerly awaited Model Grand Opening of Cetara within gated Orchard Hills® in Irvine arrives this Saturday, August 29th. Shea Homes invites you to tour the models and experience refined living presented in stunning beauty by the sophisticated, estate-style luxury residences. Shea Homes’ Cetara welcomes you to an exclusive natural setting amid soft rolling hills, parks, walking trails, walking trails, and privately owned avocado orchards. Pictured: Plan 1B Tuscan

The eagerly awaited Model Grand Opening of Cetara within gated Orchard Hills® in Irvine arrives this Saturday, August 29th. Shea Homes invites you to tour the models and experience refined living presented in stunning beauty by the sophisticated, estate-style luxury residences. Shea Homes’ Cetara welcomes you to an exclusive natural setting amid soft rolling hills, parks, walking trails, walking trails, and privately owned avocado orchards. Pictured: Plan 1B Tuscan

Shea Homes’ Cetara

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Fitness guru Kayla Itsines puts lush Australian home on the market

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Australian fitness guru Kayla Itsines has put her beautiful home on the market.

Following the announcement of her shock split from her fiancé Tobi Pearce, the 29-year-old is selling her beloved home in South Australia.

The 3,400 square foot property has already been listed on an Aussie real estate site asking potential home owners for ‘best offers’.



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The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home embraces open-plan living and boasts its own tennis court, solar-heated swimming pool, and ‘fully equipped alfresco pavilion.’

The home also has two ‘master wings,’ its own cellar and a self-contained studio.

Fans of the fitness influencer will have already got a peek inside the home through Kayla’s various social media platforms but the official photographs give a proper insight into the plush mansion.



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A huge selling-point of the house is the airy, spacious

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