You Can Own Hunter Mahan’s House

In our latest issue, we take readers inside pro golfer Hunter Mahan’s tricked-out Preston Hollow home. If the gorgeous photos and long list of amenities left you drooling, you’re in luck! The house is on the market. And for those of you who get up in arms about our seven-figure Real Estate Reports, steel yourself: The property is listed at $9.5 million.

It’s not exactly chump change, but when you consider what you’re getting for the price—a state-of-the-art basement man cave featuring a gym, golf-simulator room, basketball half-court, and 12-car garage; a kitchen decked out with a Wolf range and Dornbracht faucet with foot-pedal controls; stunning outdoor living areas and an outdoor kitchen; and beautiful designer light fixtures in every room of the house—it’s practically a steal. And while we can’t promise your golf game will get better just because you bought real estate from a tour pro, it certainly couldn’t hurt it, could it?

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In The Garden: What Makes a Lawn?

I just happen to be strolling Central Park, NYC this morning. The first thing I notice is that it’s July and my clothes aren’t sticking to my body— it’s heaven. The next thing I notice are the beautiful green lawns that are sprinkled through the park accentuating different features; huge stands of American elms, garden beds, baseball fields and so on. But upon close inspection, I see that all of these lawns, with the exception of the baseball field, are not monoculture lawns. Rather, they are a mixture of different grasses and other native plants; or what most people would call “weeds”. My first thought? Hooray! I applaud the park’s management for not trying to create over-manicured and treated monoculture “lawns” within the park, but rather allow nature to do its thing. Guess what: It’s just as pretty.

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Hot Property: 4915 Nashwood Lane

We love contemporary homes (if want a list of our favorites, check out the 10 Most Beautiful Homes of past and present). This one caught our eye because of all the cool shapes and angles that create the exterior facade, along with the mixed materials. The inside is equally as unique—think blonde hardwood floors, large windows for natural lighting, an awesomely huge closet, and a spacious covered porch overlooking a gorgeous pool.

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10 Most Beautiful: 10 Nonesuch Rd.

Sometimes I forget that I am old—probably in itself some form of senility. But then something happens—maybe I find myself thinking something looks cute in a Chico’s commercial or perhaps I simply realize that this is my seventh year to be a part of the 10 Most Beautiful House. Whatever the case, I remember that I am not young. But I still love doing this thing because it’s the basest of contests—we really don’t care about anything other than how the house looks. We just run the roads and pick out homes we like without a care as to who lives there, what interior design travesties may or may not be going on inside, and /or who built it.

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Friday Fun With Jim Williamson

When I woke up this morning, I almost thought I was in another city. What a relief to have a cool breeze in mid-July! And speaking of a cool breeze,I was at dinner last night to catch up with my “cousin”—in town from San Francisco along with other assorted friends and family—and I felt like I was under the actual Polar Vortex because that AC must have been set on the Ice Age setting. Maybe they set it so low to keep the margaritas from melting? It didn’t work on mine. But whatever the reason, you have to eat fast before the cheese gets hard. There’s nothing worse than cold Tex-Mex.

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