In the early days of the green movement, owning a sustainable home meant doing with less and sacrificing creature comforts.
Snow enthusiasts of all kinds hit the trails of the more than 2,000 ski resorts around the world. Thirty-seven states in the U.S. have operating ski areas, according to the National Ski Areas Association. There’s even one in Alabama. And for lovers of the white stuff, there’s no such thing as off-season. Southern Hemisphere ski destinations in places like Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand have chair lifts operating June through September.
Getting away from it all means rest, relaxation and recreation— all pleasures synonymous with owning a luxury lake house.
Renting a hotel room on the beach of a tropical island is one way to see the world from a new perspective. Renting the entire island lets you experience it from an altogether privileged view.
When a few days or a few weeks of the luxury dude ranch lifestyle aren’t enough, ranch ownership is the answer. Cowboys may be a vanishing breed, but properties with lush pastures, historic cabins, riverfront acreage and riding arenas are available to re-create the Old West experience in what some call the “last best places.” If this sounds like your dream, there are many luxury ranches for sale to make that dream a reality.
Some second-home communities mirror real life. They serve up a familiar lifestyle. The only difference is the surroundings. But off the Massachusetts coast, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are second-home communities transplanted in time.
It’s easy to love living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
While the city’s luxury residential properties captivates the imagination, Santa Fe’s beauty, culture and recreational activities work wonders in soothing the soul and stimulating the mind.
Atlanta is a city of resurgence. The latest catalyst for growth was spurred by Atlanta’s hosting of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. With the eyes of the world looking on, it rose in status as the capital of the New South to a city of international significance.
Offering an enticing mix of Old West charm and new millennium amenities, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is the largest metropolitan hub in the southern United States. Though each city has its own North Texas identity, their close proximity--35 miles--has merged them into a “Metroplex” well suited for luxury living.
Nestled in the cactus-strewn landscape of the high Sonoran desert and punctuated by the dramatic Camelback and McDowell mountains, the city of Scottsdale sparkles like a diamond in a platinum setting. It's classic, stylish and metropolitan, yet imbued with Southwestern charm.