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

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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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10 Truly Horrifying Beach House Decor Fails To Never Try at Home

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad? Here are the worst designs I’ve seen.


While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy right about now, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad?

As someone who’s rented beach houses on sandy shores from New York’s Fire Island to the Maine coast, I can conclude that beach house owners tend to go overboard with beach-themed decor. We’re talking seashells not only at the seashore, but everywhere in the home, fashioned into soap dishes, wind chimes, “seashell bouquets”—you

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A Twist on a Twist, Clyde Hill House Offers an New Take on Mid-Century Modern Revival

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The Mid-Century Modern revival movement of the last decade is slowly evolving into a new look. While we may be seeing less Barcelona chairs in living rooms, the principles of the classic design style are still being implemented, just in a more contemporary way. The blending of old and new in everything from the architectural lines of homes to the materials used throughout has resulted in a new twist to the timeless look of the 1950s and ‘60s. One Seattle architect has created a home that is a “modern” take on modern that is both timeless and innovative. Check out Clyde Hill House — a stylish, light-filled blend of old and new.

The idea for a contemporary home built on mid-century modern principles came from the clients themselves. Wanting a space that offered privacy but plenty of natural light, the clients provided architect Paul Michael Davis with a perfect starting

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Plainfield Wow House: Spacious Town home With Pond View

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PLAINFIELD, IL — This modern home has everything from picturesque outdoor views to a kitchen stocked with modern appliances and a balcony to enjoy the home-cooked meals.

  • Address: 14644 Paul Revere Ln, Plainfield, Illinois
  • Price: $219,900
  • Square Feet: 1757
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 2009
  • Features: Feast your eyes on this spacious and elegant town home with basement and two-car garage near downtown Plainfield! This meticulously maintained home boasts mahogany wood floors, designer lighting throughout, warm paint colors and a picturesque pond view outside your front windows. Custom kitchen features 42 maple cabinets with under counter lighting, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, travertine stone backsplash and a balcony to enjoy your home-cooked meals. Furnace is just two years old! Large master bedroom includes a sizable walk-in closet and master bathroom. Two other bedrooms and a bathroom complete the second floor along with plush carpet, a
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Updated Oakwood home includes 3-car carriage house

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Built around the 1880s by Gabriel Harman, one of the original founders of Oakwood, this three-story house is tucked within a private half-acre lot with a three-car, detached carriage house.

a house with trees in the background: Built the 1880s by Gabriel Harman, one of the original founders of Oakwood, the shingle-sided house with 6 bedrooms has been updated and offers about 4,770 sq. ft. of living space. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DAYTON HOME PHOTOGRAPHY

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Built the 1880s by Gabriel Harman, one of the original founders of Oakwood, the shingle-sided house with 6 bedrooms has been updated and offers about 4,770 sq. ft. of living space. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DAYTON HOME PHOTOGRAPHY

Most of the original charm has been kept intact and a 2017 remodeled kitchen blends in well with its quartz countertops and white cabinetry, keeping the charm but adding modern conveniences, including a mudroom addition and updated appliances.


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Listed for $644,900 by RE/MAX Alliance Realty, the shingle-sided house at 620 Harman Ave. has about 4,770 square feet of living space. The property includes a three-car, detached garage with additional second-level storage and living space options.

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Woman designs every room in her house with different film themes

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Disney enthusiast has taken her passion to the next level by decorating her house completely themed on her favourite films.” data-reactid=”23″A Disney enthusiast has taken her passion to the next level by decorating her house completely themed on her favourite films.

The self-confessed ‘Disney decorator’ has been posting the results to Instagram and has got users on the platform wishing they could be part of that world, too. 

Rooms include an Aladdin-themed bathroom, an Alice in Wonderland powder room, a bedroom fit for Cinderella and a dining room Belle and the Beast could enjoy a feast or two in.

The Instagram account, kelseymichelle85, has racked up nearly 60,000 followers who are keen to be updated on the magical home interiors.

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The entrance

If guests didn’t

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White House Rose Garden is getting a face-lift

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FILE – In this May 7, 2019 file photo, first lady Melania Trump attends a one year anniversary event for her Be Best initiative in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Melania Trump has announced plans to renovate the White House Rose Garden. It’s the outdoor space steps away from the Oval Office.


One of the most famous gardens in America is getting a face-lift.

Melania Trump on Monday announced details of a plan already underway to spruce up the White House Rose Garden, an iconic outdoor space famous for its proximity to the Oval Office.

The current garden design has been around since the Kennedy years, but the first lady says a “comprehensive renovation” is needed after decades of use for weddings, state dinners and countless presidential news conferences, statements and Thanksgiving turkey pardons.

She used the Rose Garden to announce her

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Melania Trump announces the White House Rose Garden will be revamped, a throwback to the Kennedy era

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While many presidents have held events in the garden, Donald Trump has been especially inclined to use its dramatic backdrop of colorful flowers and white neoclassical columns to hold outdoor news conferences. Similar to the way he has touted the benefits of incandescent lightbulbs, the president seems to see the natural light of the garden as favorable to his complexion, according to a New York Times report. The renovation, which will include excavation, will put the Rose Garden out of commission for such events for approximately the next three weeks.

In the faraway, pre-covid world of last September, the Rose Garden was the site of what could end up being the defining social event of the president’s term, when the first lady hosted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and his wife, Jenny, for the second of two state dinners held during the Trump administration. (There have been only eight held

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Melania Trump Will Renovate White House Rose Garden

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WASHINGTON — Melania Trump, the first lady, announced on Monday a plan renovate the White House Rose Garden, a signature showcase of power used by presidents for decades, as her husband enters a crucial stretch of his re-election effort.

The project, which includes electrical upgrades for television appearances, a new walkway and new flowers and shrubs, is meant to be an “act of expressing hope and optimism for the future,” according to remarks Mrs. Trump delivered to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House on Monday morning. “Our country has seen difficult times before, but the White House and the Rose Garden have always stood as a symbol of our strength, resilience and continuity.”

Mrs. Trump’s husband has not exactly focused on those principles during his many appearances in the Rose Garden, repeatedly breaking norms on how presidents use the space as it has become his preferred venue

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