Hey oh, we’re again in Abilene for right this moment’s characteristic. It’s a killer cluster of houses – a LEGENDARY set of short- and mid-term leases known as Sayles Ranch. It’s not an actual ranch, however there’s no cause for me to elucidate that when the proprietor, creator, and visionary Terry Browder is a little bit of a poet.
“As you’ve got found out by now, the Sayles Ranch is just not actually a ranch in any respect, however it’s a idea — a digital actuality. Oh sure, it’s an enclave of lovely homes — a spot the keep when you are in Abilene, however, hopefully, it’s extra,” Browder instructed CandysDirt.com. “It’s a particular place that was born of my love of West Texas, my love of Abilene, and my need to share a lot of the wonder, aesthetics, and historical past of this nice a part of Texas with folks such as you!”
Sayles is a set of eight houses, every with a distinct theme and every crammed with acceptable furnishings, high-end ending touches, and truthfully a few of the most inventive design components I’ve seen these days. I believe the easiest way to do that is simply to name out every residence and what makes it so freaking cool.
Additionally, this isn’t an invite to guide one in every of these dialog items. It’s an invite to purchase all of them. They’re at the moment listed on the market with John Hill of Barnett & Hill for a simple breezy $1.9 million. Take into account you’re shopping for eight houses — every totally furnished — and also you’re additionally inheriting the Sayles Ranch identify, model, and URL. Looks as if a steal.
Let’s go halfsies and decide the place we dwell. Dibs on Dance Corridor.
Downton Abbey, 1511 Yeomans Street
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom property has the true really feel of an Edwardian English library. It’s crammed with vintage furnishings, elegant chandeliers, an upholstered King-sized mattress upstairs, and a traditional Queen-sized iron mattress downstairs.
Within the photos, you’re like “what the heck is on the partitions?” Is that wallpaper? No, my folks, these are guide covers. Each inch of wall in Downton Abbey is “coated with the backs of three,000 classic regulation books from the regulation library of a neighborhood, 100-year-old regulation agency.”
The place’s the open-mouth emoji whenever you want it?
Mad Males, 1509 Yeomans Street
Not a shocker, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom property is a intelligent tackle Midcentury Fashionable model. It’s crammed with furnishings and décor from the Fifties to the Seventies, however it’s not the anticipated traditional, clear strains you’re considering of.
There’s a four-poster mattress, a weathered chest of drawers, marble-look tile, and Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith from Males in Black.
Hey, no matter floats your MCM boat.
Cottage Clare, 942 Amarillo
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence is among the bigger ones within the Sayles Ranch portfolio. It’s a charmer and named after the proprietor’s daughter, Clare.
The finish-out is a bit softer, and the furnishings is a bit more ornate. It undoubtedly skews female and that’s why it’s the proper rental for any and all girlfriend weekends.
Dance Corridor, 1918 S. 9th Avenue
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom, ground-floor rental was Dottie Botkin’s Ballet Studio within the Fifties. How freaking cute is that? It may additionally have my MOST favourite ending touches — a headboard made out from the turquoise doorways of a 1957 Chevy pickup truck, a 30-foot wall coated in blue and turquoise guide covers, and a kitchen backsplash made out of two,700 pennies. SO FUN.
Falling Star Lodge, 1002 Amarillo
She’s a cute little three-bedroom, two-bathroom Craftsman cottage with one of the best identify origin tales. In 2006, proper earlier than buy, a meteorite fell within the yard. So now Falling Star Lodge is just not solely a rental but additionally a neighborhood legend.
Inside, the décor is rustic, however the furnishings are high-end — further comfortable mattresses and plush towels. Whee. It’s one of the best of each.
Sayles Ranch, 1001 Sayles Avenue
The OG and authentic — the one which began all of it — a four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with a personal pool out again. Bowers describes this one as “John Wayne at Starbucks.” It’s giving vintage, Wild West furnishings set towards limestone partitions and an earthy coloration palette.
The Hayloft, 1918 S. 9th
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium is upstairs on the aforementioned Dance Corridor property. It’s rustic, it’s barn-like, there are plank flooring, and the “patina of the unique, yellow pine partitions and ceilings are complemented by a persimmon-colored leather-based tender …” I instructed you Browder was a poet.
This one is a comfortable little cutie that I’d need all to myself, although it technically sleeps 4.
The Hideout, 1002 1/2 Amarillo
Wait, the place’s the tackle? Ain’t none.
“The Hideout is positioned on the alley between The Sayles Ranch and The Falling Star Lodge.” It has a personal courtyard outlined by vintage doorways imported from Outdated Mexico. Contained in the partitions are lined with knotty pine paneling, the flooring is stained concrete and Navaho rugs are casually tossed about.
Thus concludes our tour of the eight houses that comprise the Sayles Ranch portfolio. If you wish to know much more – like what every rents for, common payments, bills, and extra, you may head right here or saylesranch.com.