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What Is a Luxury Home, and What Makes It So Special?

What Is a Luxury Home, and What Makes It So Special? Getty Images If you’ve ever looked over real estate listings and came across an ad for a “luxury home,” you might have thought, “Wow, this one must be special!” But what exactly defines a luxury home, anyway? Is it determined by price, location, square footage, or some magic combination of all […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 28, 2022

Turn the Page! These 4 Book-Decor Trends Are Just Plain Silly

Turn the Page! These 4 Book-Decor Trends Are Just Plain Silly Getty Images Once upon a time, long before podcasts or Feedly came along, people spent much of their free time devouring the wisdom found in books! Today, many tomes serve purely as home decor. Instagram feeds are loaded with ways to make them shine—stacked […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 21, 2022

Hall of Fame Pitcher Pedro Martinez Tosses His Boston-Area Home Onto the Market for $2M

Hall of Fame Pitcher Pedro Martinez Tosses His Boston-Area Home Onto the Market for $2M Getty Images / MLS via Realtor.com Retired baseball superstar Pedro Martinez is ready to part ways with his Winchester, MA, home. He’s listed the five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom property for $1,995,000. The lanky hurler cemented his legendary status via a seven-year stint with […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 14, 2022

You Won’t Believe How This $3.4M Swiss Chalet-Style Craftsman Survived the Wrecking Ball

You Won’t Believe How This $3.4M Swiss Chalet-Style Craftsman Survived the Wrecking Ball MLS via Realtor.com A 1913 Swiss chalet–style Craftsman in Long Beach, CA, comes with a heckuva story. The 4,809-square-foot home with four bedrooms and four baths is on the market for $3,495,000 with Loree Scarborough of Compass. That’s the storybook ending. How it got […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Nov 1, 2022

Maui’s Most Expensive Listing Is This $35M Modern Mansion With a Whale-Watching Perch

Maui’s Most Expensive Listing Is This $35M Modern Mansion With a Whale-Watching Perch MLS via Realtor.com As luxurious as Maui, HI, is, many oceanfront homes are traditional Hawaiian architecture—and aging fast. That’s what makes this new listing—a 7,394-square-foot oceanfront property for $35 million—stand out, according to listing agent Chelsea Dimin, of Compass. “You don’t find […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 14, 2022

Russell Holmes of ‘Renovation Impossible’ Is Warned About One Home’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Russell Holmes of ‘Renovation Impossible’ Is Warned About One Home’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ HGTV On “Renovation Impossible,” contractor Russell Holmes has seen houses in fairly sorry states, but it’s rare that the homeowners warn him of “a dirty little secret inside” before he enters. In the episode “That ’70s House,” Holmes has agreed to help homeowners […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 7, 2022

Producer Joel Silver Wants a Blockbuster Deal for His $52M Modernist Mansion

Producer Joel Silver Wants a Blockbuster Deal for His $52M Modernist Mansion Getty Images / MLS via Realtor.com Joel Silver has been responsible for some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, including “The Matrix,” “Die Hard,” “Predator,” and “Lethal Weapon.” So it’s understandable that the legendary producer is attracted to very splashy, Hollywood-style real estate. His most […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Oct 1, 2022

Built in 1679, Historic Hotel and Tower in Saint Thomas Boasts Blackbeard’s Castle

Built in 1679, Historic Hotel and Tower in Saint Thomas Boasts Blackbeard’s Castle MLS via Realtor.com A former hilltop hotel and tourist attraction in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, is currently one of the oldest listings on Realtor.com®. The building, known as Blackbeard’s Castle—yes, that Blackbeard—is listed for $3.85 million. However, don’t book your stay there […]

Jack Jenkins Homes | Sep 28, 2022