White Glove Service at Addison Reserve- Delray Beach, Florida

By Stephanie Cavanaugh

Florida's intimate Delray Beach keeps racking up big time awards. Among them: the Best Small Town in America, Best Small Town for Christmas and Most Fun Small Town.

This vibrant beach and boating community is a palm-fringed slice of paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches on the tropical

Atlantic Coast and has a cool art scene, thriving nightlife and some of the finest dining and shopping in South Florida.

Where best to enjoy it? Consider the award-winning Addison Reserve Country Club. This breathtaking golf oasis within the town includes 717 single family estate residences set on 653 magnificently landscaped acres and has been recognized as the 9th Best Country Club in the U.S., ranked by Platinum Clubs of America, the nation's premier country club rating agency.

Overseen by multi-award winning manager Michael McCarthy, Addison Reserve offers three independent nine-hole golf courses designed by Arthur Hills. "You can mix and match the three spectacular courses to make a full 18 holes," says Ben Schachter, broker and president of Addison Reserve Realty, LLC, the community's exclusive onsite real estate and marketing firm.

The 70,000 square foot, magnificently appointed clubhouse includes a beautiful Esplanade, a 20,000 square foot fitness, aquatics and spa center, and eleven Har-Tru tennis courts with a grandstand for viewing. It's also rated "one of the nation's healthiest clubs," says Schachter, "because of the exceptionally fine dining and food service provided by highly acclaimed Chef Zach Bell." Bell, a four-time finalist for the South Florida James Beard Award, was formerly at New York's divinely haute Café Boulud.

Newly available in Addison Reserve is a breathtaking Mediterranean-style two-story home in the prestigious Isla Verde section of the Club. Built in 2003, the six bedroom, nine and a half bath villa features 8,292 square feet of air-conditioned living space, a remarkable two-story foyer, a wine room, a fully equipped media room, a magnificent master retreat, multiple balconies and patios and a covered loggia with a summer kitchen near the pool. Plus parking for four cars and your very own golf cart.

 

ADDISON RESERVE REALTY, LLC

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

561.300.6918

www.AddisonReserveDelray.com


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Sailfish Point on Hutchinson Island, Florida

Rarely does a community offer so much that the words “all inclusive” cannot do it justice. Sailfish Point, located on the farthest point of Hutchinson Island on Florida’s Atlantic coast, tops the charts in both amenities and exclusivity.

Within its 24 hour, armed guard patrolled gates, sit 520 breathtaking residences ranging from beachfront, multi-family homes to St. Lucie riverside condominiums. Among these residences is the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a full service marina, a concierge to plan your events, a community pool, 5 world class restaurants, a tennis club, a helicopter pad and a spa complete with nail salon, sauna and steam room.

The majority of these homes are offered at an understandably high price point however, Patrick Stracuzzi, Realtor/Sales Person with RE/MAX of Stuart, has a brand new Sailfish Point estate listed for an amazing $1,695,000.

With a total of 5,613 square feet, this home is quite spacious, but it’s most impressive quality, aside from the idyllic location, lies in its masterful construction. The entire home was built with reinforced concrete and impact proof windows, making it so durable that boarding up is completely unnecessary.

From the marble floors to the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, no detail went unnoticed in the design of this luxurious estate. The backyard was designed for relaxation with a saltwater pool and spa. Also present is a fifty foot private dock with easy access to the Atlantic.

According to Patrick Stracuzzi, a resident of Sailfish Point himself, “From community gatherings to evening dinner parties, there’s a sense of friendship throughout Sailfish Point that seems to have faded away from many other neighborhoods over time.”

While they are second to none, it is not the location or amenities offered by Sailfish Point that truly make it so special. It is, in the words of Patrick Stracuzzi, the fact that, “…you really can’t put a price on the safety of your family, the sense of peace living in this community offers is unparalleled.”


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Exclusive Ocean Place Estates

By Lauryn Howell 

Tucked away on Florida’s Atlantic coast, between Delray Beach and Boca Raton, sits one of the most highly sought after communities, Ocean Place Estates in Highland Beach. With only 11 homes inside its gates, it is both incredibly exclusive and secure. While each home is beach front, the outdoor pool decks and lawns are 22 feet above sea level, allowing for the utmost privacy.

One of these impeccable Oceanside estates is a breathtaking transitional style home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to the 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half baths, the 9,000 square feet of luxurious living also encompasses a club room, an office/library, a gourmet kitchen complete with butler’s pantry and breakfast nook, and an ocean view salon with fireplace.

Thanks to the unique four story construction the entire first floor can serve as a guest house, completely independent from the floors above.

The bedrooms transform into private suites each complete with its own bathroom, while the elegant master suite opens up to a separate sunroom with a terrace overlooking the ocean.

The architect, Tom Benedict, known for his incredible waterfront homes, ensured that the panoramic oceanfront views could be enjoyed from every signature room. Floor to ceiling windows allow the home to fill with beautiful natural light during the day, while the lighted landscaping makes for more intimate and romantic evening views.

Ocean Place Estates is perfectly situated between two international airports as well as the high end shopping of Mizner Park and booming nightlife of Atlantic Avenue.

According to Lauren Lispi, Luxury Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage Plus, “It’s a unique offering for someone who wants the privacy of a 24-hour gated oceanfront community while also remaining close to a vibrant downtown area.”

Lastly, if its sought after location and sheer beauty weren’t enough, the home is also being offered fully furnished, to ensure the utmost convenience for the most discerning buyer.

 



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Easy Luxury Living

By Natalie Friedmann

The town of Belleair, Florida is an affluent enclave in Pinellas County, situated immediately south of Clearwater, and known notably for its close proximity to some of the most beautiful beaches in the state and three, 18-hole Donald Ross golf courses.

Located on Bayview Drive – a road known for its exclusivity and executive style estates – is a flawless, 2-story plantation style home offered by Kerryn Ellson of Coastal Properties Group Christie’s International Real Estate. The upper and lower patios face the bountiful Intracoastal Waterway as well as offer views of the elite Belleair Country Club, the first golf club in Florida.

No details were overlooked in the construction of this home, from the aesthetically pleasing design to the top-of-the-line safety features implemented to withstand the tropical Florida weather including the all-block construction, Pella hurricane windows and doors, and the full house gas generator.

When you pull into the paved, circular driveway you’ll notice the immaculate landscaping leading up to an open front porch. The home exudes casual elegance from the inside out, which is apparent once inside. This 6-bedroom, 6 ½ -bath, 6,500-square-foot home has a 3-car garage, elevator, first and second floor laundry rooms, and a gourmet kitchen complete with two dishwashers, a double oven, subzero refrigerator and warming drawers.

The lower level showcases stunning marble floors while the Brazilian walnut floors on the second floor are cozy and inviting. There is a private staircase to the master suite, which offers the perfect refuge for relaxation. The master suite also hosts both his & hers walk-in closets and bathrooms.

Indulge in Florida’s beautiful weather from the very secluded oasis at the back of the property with air conditioned areas and a heated lanai for consistent comfort all year round.

Every design element was meticulously calculated to make living as easy as possible in this luxurious estate. With a most impressive presence, desirable location, and all of the amenities one could ask for, this property won’t last long!

 

Coastal Properties

Kerryn Ellison

727-408-4888

kerryn@coastalpgi.com


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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Congratulates Denise Rubin as a 2016 Woman of Distinction #1 Realtor

(AVENTURA, FL) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is proud to announce Denise Rubin has been named a 2016 Woman of Distinction. Recognized as the #1 Realtor at the 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Gala held in Aventura, on January 23rd, Denise brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the luxury real estate market in Miami, the Beaches, Aventura, Sunny Isles, Bal Harbour and Hollywood area. She is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty - Aventura Office of Sales Professionals.

The Woman of Distinction Community Leadership Award is an acclaimed honor celebrating professional women in the community who are making significant contributions within their local area. This latest award is one of multiple distinctions for Denise who has received a host of prestigious awards, including being named the #1 Team with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Among 42,000 sales professionals nationwide, top honors are awarded annually and Denise is an elite member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Chairman’s Circle Diamond level, which represents the top ½ of 1% of all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sales professionals nationwide.

Having 30 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry, Denise is always able to find the best match for her sellers and buyers, and is proud to call clients from all over the world her friends. Whether someone is looking for luxury property or a waterfront home, a vacation or a second home, whether they are retiring or relocating, she is ready to answer the call in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.

“I am not only a Real Estate Agent, I am a Real Estate Consultant who is only interested in giving clients the right advice to make the most out of their money,” Denise notes.

Working under the leadership of Marsha Wooldridge, Managing Broker of the Aventura Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, Denise can be contacted at denise@deniserubingroup.com or by calling the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty office in Aventura at 305-932-9326. She also may be reached directly on her mobile at 305-409-0019 or by visiting her website: www.deniserubin.com.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida with more than 1,700 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc. and is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks fifth in the network among 42,000 Sales Professionals, 1,200 offices throughout 47 states.  The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.15 million since 2001.  Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Bring Your Imagination to This Rare Siesta Key Find

By Monica Cavanaugh

Florida waterfront often calls to mind Spanish architecture, beach bungalows and Miami-style bright pastels. Nestled on the north end of Siesta Key, overlooking the glittering turquoise Gulf of Mexico, is a bird of a very different feather.

Guy Peterson, the highly lauded modernist architect from Sarasota, Florida, is at the helm of a stunning build. It is fair to say that an extra amount of heart has been put into this project - Peterson spent many days during his childhood on this very property, playing and fishing in the Gulf waters.

This property which was originally the Twichell Estate, is now being presented by Robert Dinan and Tayna Vy of the Dinan Realty Group. This pre-construction offering is a rare opportunity for buyers with a discerning eye for fine architecture and the Florida entertaining lifestyle.

“This is an opportunity for someone to come in and own and build something fantastic,” says Dinan. “It’s such a unique piece of property. It is amazing that it still exists without being developed.”

This 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath pre-construction design is set on almost a full waterfront acre at the north end of Siesta Key. This windowheavy designed home is meant to take full advantage of the barrier island’s spectacular views.

“The property faces the bay, with the Gulf on the left side and cityscape on the right side,” says Dinan. “During the day you will experience beautiful water views, and at night the back drop will be the beautiful John Ringling Bridge and the lights of downtown Sarasota.”

Situated on 108 feet frontage of deep Gulf water at Big Pass with possible dockage available, It is just a five minute bike ride to Siesta Key’s world class powder-white beaches. The location is equally as convenient to shopping and dining options at Siesta Key Village and downtown Sarasota.

Dinan Realty Group

Robert Dinan

941-993-7455

robert@dinanrealty.com


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Posted on: 1/29/2016 at 11:03 AM
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Gulf Coast International Properties: Service. Integrity. Luxury Experience

By Stephanie Cavanaugh

With it's low-key lifestyle, Naples is a more casually sophisticated alternative to Florida hot spots like Palm Beach. "Here, millionaires wear flip flops -- and drive the Ferrari to buy groceries," says realtor Tim Savage.

Tim Savage and Mike McCumber co-own Gulf Coast International Properties, a boutique luxury real estate firm specializing in waterfront and beachfront property in this sublime Gulf town.

The partners offer cutting edge marketing and services, with a twist. "We're more like advisors than selling agents -- a concierge service," McCumber explains. It works. The company continually sets records across luxury markets in southwest Florida.

With it's low-key lifestyle, Naples is a more casually sophisticated alternative to Florida hot spots like Palm Beach. "Here, millionaires wear flip flops -- and drive the Ferrari to buy groceries," says realtor Tim Savage.

Tim Savage and Mike McCumber co-own Gulf Coast International Properties, a boutique luxury real estate firm specializing in waterfront and beachfront property in this sublime Gulf town.

The partners offer cutting edge marketing and services, with a twist. "We're more like advisors than selling agents -- a concierge service," McCumber explains. It works. The company continually sets records across luxury markets in southwest Florida.

Unlike traditional firms that tend to nurture solo stars, Gulf Coast's agents work as a team, bringing agents, buyers, and listings together. "We do as many deals in the conference room as we do through the MLS," says McCumber.

They're marketing methods are also unusual, presenting properties where "like-minded buyers are already looking at other luxury items, like boats and jets. We present properties in areas where traditionally a buyer wouldn't be exposed to luxury real estate," says Savage.

And on-line marketing has become essential. "Digital space offers unlimited potential for both buyer and seller," Savage adds. "Getting us in front of a couple sitting in a cafe in Paris, looking at a smart phone...that is the future of effective luxury real estate marketing."

A superb spot to park your Ferrari is within the exclusive community of Port Royal, where residents enjoy the Port Royal Club with its state-of-the-art fitness center, Hydro-grid tennis courts, huge beach-side pool and clubhouse. Waterfront and beach front properties include some of the most luxurious homes in the United States.

For example, inside meets outside in blissful harmony at 1770 Galleon Drive, where a magnificently designed home opens to a sensational patio playground -- all overlooking gorgeous Galleon Cove.

Now that's luxury living.

Gulf Coast International Properties

941-380-8891

www.gcipnaples.com

 

 

 


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Luxurious Waterfront- Wilmington, North Carolina

By Dawn Bernard

With welcoming Southern Hospitality, thriving local industry, recreation, great medical, galleries, theaters, museums; a university and several colleges; shopping and restaurants, an international airport, top rated golf courses, low taxes and the mild to tropical climates (summer averages in the upper 80°s; winters average in the upper 50°s) it is no wonder Wilmington, North Carolina has been named one of the best places to vacation, live and work in America.

Wilmington is a historical, culturally diverse city located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington’s waterfront downtown offers horse-drawn carriage rides through the cobblestone streets, antique shops, bars, live music venues and some of the finest examples of beautifully preserved 19thcentury architecture.

Waterfront homes range in style from quaint beach cottages, to stunning estates with common features of breathtaking views, dolphins, coastal birds, the smell of salt air and the quiet whisper of the distance waves.

At first visit, you'll see why so many have flocked to Wilmington’s pristine coastal lifestyle with the attractions and conveniences second to none. Once you have found Wilmington, it will not take long to discover the most prestigious community in Wilmington and very possibly on the entire East Coast. Located directly on the ICWW, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island is Landfall. The Country Club of Landfall hosts two golf courses, designed by Golf Legends Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, and a sports complex including 14 tennis courts, an extensive fitness center and an Olympic-sized pool.

RMB Building & Design, LLC Owner, Mack Braxton, has been building custom homes in Landfall and the surrounding beaches since the 1970's. Braxton believes the key to their success has been their hands-on approach and attention to detail on every project. 1100 Pembroke Jones Drive exemplifies all that RMB Building and Design, LLC stands for. It is one of the most desired addresses and residence within the gates of Landfall.

There is no greater pleasure than to wake up to a sunrise over the water, or unwind on your dock with a warm coastal breeze and the spectacular color pallet of a Coastal North Carolina sunset.

Dawn Berard, Broker Owner of Sold Buy the Sea Realty, LLC explains that there is no greater pleasure than to wake up to a sunrise over the water, or unwind on your dock with a warm coastal breeze and the spectacular color pallet of a Coastal North Carolina sunset.

Waterfront is still available and affordable in Coastal North Carolina. Don't miss the opportunity to call Wilmington, NC home!

SOLD BUY THE SEA REALTY

Dawn Berard

910-228-8879

Dawn@SoldBuySea.com


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Featured Property: Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

Just minutes from the Green Bay, Wisconsin interchange rests this luxuriant and private residential haven. Tucked away on a sprawling 35 acre property, the twostory walk-out home boasts a three-stall garage with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms.

In addition, this masterfully crafted home includes a bonus room, theater, indoor pool with picturesque waterfalls and Jacuzzi, and a steam room for relaxation and detoxification. 

With 30’ ceilings and a fine-crafted floorto- ceiling stone fireplace this estate is the entertaining enthusiast’s paradise.

 You won’t want to miss the wet bar, indoor Viking grill or the full bar with billiards room. At just under 10,000 square feet, this home provides the perfect amount of space for ample entertaining and luxurious living. 

For the automobile enthusiast, a 6-stall, detached stone garage with full bathroom sits just a stone’s throw away from the main residence. 

Fully equipped with enough space for a possible mother-in-law suite, this space lends itself to endless possibilities.

If the additional stalls are not quite enough for your collection, you can also enjoy a 40x80 masonry and steel workshop with a 14’ side wall.

 The property also features a natural spring-fed lake—a fisherman’s dream—fully stocked with largemouth bass, high-bred blue gills and rainbow trout.

The lake is complimented by a lighthouse, concrete pier and boat landing, giving the space the ideal amenities for a perfect day on the water. 

Also dotting the property is a mature apple orchard amongst an array of other fruit trees, providing this already beautifully appointed estate with that extra nod of elegance.

 

GDC PROPERTIES

Gary DeCaster

920.371.2923

gdecastersr@yahoo.com


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Featured Property: Boca Raton, Florida

  

Gated Deepwater Double Waterfrontage on a Private Gated Street of 9 Estates with 7,709 Total Square feet and Intracoastal Views Galore!

This one off the point, deepwater mansion with 130 feet of dockage and 90 feet on the North side for 2 Yachts.

Complete protected dockage. All impact windows, high ceilings, resort style pool and spa, luxurious master suite and clubroom. Absolute Showplace! Turnkey Furnished. List Price: $4,850,000

 

MIZNER GRANDE REALTY

Ari Albinder

(C) 561.702.0413 | (O) 561.393.7000

Ari@MiznerGrandeRealty.com

www.MiznerGrandeRealty.com


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Allure: Luxury Condominium Living on the River

Allure is the most ambitious and luxurious residential development ever created in Fort Myers, Florida. This sumptuously appointed high-rise condominium in the city’s historic River District will consist of two 32-story towers, planned to rise at 2601 First Street, on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico. 

It commands the skyline from its vantage point at one of the most scenic spots downtown, with expansive windows that frame the menagerie of yachts, sailing vessels and recreational boats coursing the waters. Allure will host a total of 292 tower residences, ranging from one- to three bedroom floor plans with some rather unique amenities. 

The Allure Your Senses Rooftop Garden, featuring permanent installations by internationally acclaimed Colombian artist Edgardo Carmona, will create a contemplative mood, along with its peaceful, landscaped riverfront promenade. A heated infinity-edge pool overlooking the glimmering river and boat slips, concierge services with a mail and receiving desk, and other luxurious conveniences ensure the best in Florida living. And of course, the entire property is wired for the latest technology including WiFi, high-speed Internet and digital voice services.

Arriving at Allure, its porte-cochere entrance is enhanced by a stunning water feature, with private entrance elevators just beyond. Its tagline, “Irresistible,” only begins to describe the magnetic appeal of building amenities such as a two-story fitness room with men’s and women’s spa facilities equipped with saunas and showers, as well as a private screening room with theater seating.

 Equally noteworthy are each of the residence’s features, ranging from natural gas cooktops and ovens in chef-inspired kitchens to magnificent sunrise-to-sunset views. Allure offers a very attractive downtown lifestyle. 

Even though the building provides assigned covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access, residents may rarely ever need to drive to their favorite destinations in this bustling riverfront neighborhood. 

They can stroll by foot, hop on a boat or trolley to bistros, cafes, theaters, galleries, museums, historic sites, botanical gardens and nightspots. The nearby Harborside Event Center and Florida Repertory Theater feature nationally recognized performers and many of the city’s holiday celebrations take place at local Centennial Park.

Allure Sales Gallery

239.500.JAXI (5294)

www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com

 


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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty President, CEO, Rei L. Mesa ranked among Real Estate's most powerful and influential leaders three consecutive years

 

 

Rei L. Mesa, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has been named by the Swanepoel Power 200 as one of North America's most powerful and influential residential real estate industry leaders for three consecutive years.

 

Swanepoel's annual study takes into consideration multiple types of data points among the leaders in the residential real estate industry as well as the financial resources of the company or organization, the organization's significance and contribution to the industry, the company's geographic reach, the individual's personal influence, his/her tenure in the industry, the office he or she holds, the decision-making power of said office, report lines, ownership and activities during the past year as well as future growth, and potential.

 

The SP200 list identifies the leaders from Corporate Executives, Power Brokers, Women Leaders, Technology Executives, Association / MLS Executives, Outside Powers, Trendsetters, and Social Influencers that have the most power and influence to impact the residential real estate brokerage industry which included nearly 1,000 contenders.

 

"I commend the Swanepoel organization for their dedication and meticulous analysis to identify and recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to our noble and revered industry and profession,” said Mesa. “It is a privilege and honor to represent Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty and our Real Estate Services division.  I share the recognition with all of our Sales Professionals, Leadership, Executive, and Support Team.”

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is a full-service brokerage with more than 1,700 sales professionals servicing 17 counties throughout Florida and is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc. It is a franchise member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  The company is the 5th largest brokerage in the nation among the affiliate Network brokers and offers residential and commercial services, seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, insurance, home service plans, and personal concierge services.  BHHS Florida Realty is the #1 Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids having raised over $2.8 million since 2001. www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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A Refined European Estate

This world class desert estate on the outskirts of Scottsdale, Arizona invokes a sense of peace and serenity with premium level of privacy, yet still offers easy access to the amenities of city life. Enjoy sweeping valley views of soaring mountains and city lights while nestled amongst approximately 20 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert from this Arizona Best Real Estate listing. 

Guests are welcomed within the 70 foot Galleria, perfect for displaying the finest art collections. The living room area of endless ceilings, imposing Northern Arizona Wood Viga Beams and garden windows is reminiscent of European warmth and charm. 

The private library uses solid Alder wood cabinetry and built-in storage to house a sizable literary collection. Notable is the vintage feel of the 24k gold skin by Sherle Wagner with luminous malachite inlay in the adorning powder room. 

The magnificent kitchen designed for staff features 20 foot ceilings, honed marble counters and commercial quality fixtures and appliances, including six Gaggenau cooktops and four ovens, two of which are pizza ovens. 

The master bedroom wing captures the romance of the setting sun and moonlit nights from its balcony or adjoining sitting area with a roaring fireplace, spa inspired master bath and over 800 sq. ft of organized closet space. 

Two guest or staff casitas offer unobstructed views of Pinnacle Peak. Each casita includes a living area, bedroom, kitchen, laundry and separate one car garage. 

Relax in the climate controlled indoor swimming pool or hot tub area with telegraphing walls of disappearing windows allowing the area to meld with the outdoor spaces. 

The show garage flooring system, which can house a spectacular auto collection of 30 plus vehicles, can be easily removed to access the award winning indoor tennis court. The expansive space works perfectly for equestrian enthusiasts as a horse stable or show arena. 

This home is completely allergy-free with a sophisticated air filtration system and eleven reverse-osmosis systems throughout the entire approximately 20 acres to limit dust. 

$10,900,000

Jim Geldien and Mark Ficklin

Arizona Best Real Estate - Anne Craig Group

480-874-9246

azhomesacg@gmail.com

www.ArizonaBest.com


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Travelers' Choice Award - Destination: Ambergris Caye, Belize

Trip Advisor’s number one island sits in the Caribbean as an offshore haven near a gorgeous barrier reef and is rapidly becoming one of the hottest markets in the world. It has trumped traditional tropical destinations in many Americans’ travel plans, turning vacationers into partial and full-time residents.

The island, Belize’s Ambergis Caye, is home to the quiet town of San Pedro, where Bill Gates sips his morning coffee on his mega yacht offshore and where Leonardo diCaprio and Bradley Coopergo for morning jogs. Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize is a rapidly growing Central American country with a rich history. 

“The mainland offers the lush jungle, the rivers, the culture and the people,” described Daniel Hartin, Managing Partner at Sandy Point Real Estate Ambergris Caye. He went on to describe the melding of Mexican, Mayan and Spanish cultures that influenced what Ambergris Caye is today, a location nicknamed “the Rolex of the Caribbean.”

There are a collection of exclusive luxury resort communities on the island, many being managed by Sandy Point Real Estate. Each of the agency’s projects is unique and all have seen massive success. Whether for enjoyment or a sound investment, Hartin says four of the projects they’ve seen through have provided a 35- 45 per cent market value appreciation.

Their newest project is the Isla Tesoro Resort and Spa, which Hartin described as, “A place that’s secure and warm, geared toward the person who wants to own a titled property in a resort.” He detailed plans for the breathtaking 100 unit resort, a creative mix of Mediterranean and Contemporary styles, modeled after the rustic yet luxurious charm of Mediterranean villages. “A pool water area will encompass the entire resort, and there will be a number of gourmet restaurants offering world class food and service,” Hartin said.

He went on to chronicle Belize’s significant increase in travel accessibility, saying, "Just this year, Southwest Airlines flights to Belize has brought more than one thousand additional visitors per week."

Undoubtedly, Belize is quickly becoming both a tourist destination and investment property. From the tropical surroundings to the vibrant culture and friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder Ambergris Caye is the place Madonna longs for in her song “La Isla Bonita”, singing “I fell in love with San Pedro, warm wind carried on the sea, he called to me…”

Sandy Point Real Estate

www.sandypointrealestate.com

+501-610-1978

 

info@sandypointrealestate.com


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Florida's Finest Country Club

by Monica Cavanaugh

When asked about Boca West Country Club, located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida, broker Ben Schachter gets right to the point: “First and foremost, it has been recognized several times over the past decade as the #1 private residential country club in the US and the #1 club, of all types, in Florida.” He laughs, “that sets the bar nice and high, right?”

It certainly does, and Boca West spares nothing to earn its praise. This summer, rather than spending a small fortune on standard clubhouse renovations, they recently opted to spend a larger fortune razing the entire thing. In 18 months, Schachter says, they’ll have “the finest golf and activities center to be found anywhere in North America.”

Even more impressive, the $50 million project is being completed without any assessment to the members. “There hasn’t been a single member assessment in over 25 years,” says Schachter.

The grand undertaking is only fitting for a club that offers such a robust array of world-class sport and leisure amenities, including four 18-hole golf courses boasting the names of Arnold Palmer, Pete Dye and Jim Fazio, an expansive and award-winning tennis center, a tropical oasis aquatic center and a spa built for royalty. That’s not to mention a variety of dining venues offering everything from Delmonico steaks to late-night sips of Drambuie on the porch.

Discover your own corner of paradise at 19645 Oakbrook Circle, a nearly 6,000 square foot designer-decorated knockout in the tony Oakbrook neighborhood within Boca West.

“It’s a spectacular home,” says Schachter. “Perfect for a large family, or for retirees who regularly host a big family from up north.”

The 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath home is an airy masterpiece, with soaring ceilings above glittering white marble floors, and stunning water views from the grand balconies. Other amenities include a theater room, resort-style pool and a gourmet kitchen.

Realty At Boca West, LLC

Boca Raton, Florida

561.300.6898

 

www.BocaWest.com


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