Golf Course Homes with Stellar Amenities Await in Sanibel

Thanks to strict building regulations and acres of protected land, the Sanibel Island area offers unobstructed waterfront views and a vibrant, eclectic vibe. It’s no wonder homes in the area are hard to come by.

Luckily, three amazing homes, each of which offers an abundance of luxury features and amenities, are ready for new owners. The first property, located at 11535 Wightman Lane, is just six houses away from the pristine, turquoise waters off the coastline. The home has been completely transformed.

This two-story, ground level home features an airy, open floor plan with a beautiful new kitchen and large living area. “This is a great home to enjoy family and be together,” states Jim Hall, real estate agent at VIP Realty. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus an office/den area, the estate is spacious and inviting. Two of the rooms are master suites, equipped with lavish baths and oversized closets. Another completely remodeled home is located at 6192 Henderson Road. “The views are just amazing,” states Hall. “Incredible open bayou waters, wildlife and the dock make this home something really special.”

Included are four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a detached garage and stellar pool area with large deck for entertaining. This home is perfect for the boating and golfing enthusiast with a private dock and the amenities of Sanctuary Golf Course in its midst. Saving the best for last, the most exquisite estate is located at 5606 Baltusrol Court. This expansive, custom build is located at the end of a quiet, private cul-de-sac. Built on two lots, this home boasts privacy and intimacy and is located on the famous Sanctuary Golf Club, which was expertly designed by Arthur Hills. The home includes an attached guesthouse that features a sleeping area, living area, a morning kitchen and a full bathroom.

The main home is equipped with four bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The master suite is a work-of-art with his and hers closets, sitting room and fireplace, and richly appointed en suite.

If any of these three island homes appeal to you, don’t hesitate to contact Jim Hall today.

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Posted on: 11/28/2017 at 9:35 AM
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Palma Ceia Golf Course Estate

Commanding nearly a full acre overlooking the fairways of the prestigious Palma Ceia Golf Course lies this exclusive estate, ideally situated on a private street with only two other residences. A celebrated tribute to the charm and tradition of upscale Old Florida, this impressive home has been lovingly preserved to retain its stately elegance and welcoming ambience. Careful attention has been given to ensure a tasteful combination of modern comforts and conveniences with the home’s timeless beauty.

Spacious proportions and intimate décor make the 5,220-square-foot layout as grand in style as it is warm and inviting. The two-story plan offers formal areas for entertaining that are bathed in sunlight and exquisitely detailed with fine moldings and gleaming hardwood floors. Casual gatherings are suitably hosted in the family room with its wall of windows and French doors, providing unobstructed pool views amid a meticulous landscape. 

Serving every occasion is the extensively renovated kitchen outfitted with marble countertops, custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Also found on the first floor is a powder room and a private study handsomely appointed with custom built-ins, French doors, wood-beamed ceilings and an abundance of natural light. Upstairs and away from the main activities of the house, are family accommodations comprised of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Highlighting the master suite with its abundantly sized closet and cozy sitting area, is an opulent bath featuring dual sinks, spa tub and oversized walk-in shower.

Designed for congenial outdoor entertaining, the home includes an entertainment terrace, swimming pool and a generously-sized covered patio. The Palma Ceia Golf Course forms a picture-perfect backdrop for any occasion.

Adjoining the home are a 2-car garage and a 2-car carport with storage house. Additionally, a host of amenities has been selected to ensure ease of maintenance including upstairs laundry, two new HVAC systems (2016), water softener, tank-less water heaters, gas-appliances, wet bar with wine refrigerator and gas generator.

Positioned just steps to the Palma Ceia Country Club, this property presents an enviable golf course lifestyle that’s close to the city but quietly tucked away. Offered at the new price of $3,125,000.

Michael Palermo

President / Broker

Palermo Real Estate Professionals


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Lifestyle Agents are Key When Buying or Selling Farms & Ranches

Horses grazing in lush green pastures. Vegetables harvested from acres of verdant farmland. Breathtaking vistas of an iconic mountain range. The reasons for owning farm or ranch property in Western North Carolina are as varied as the people who buy them. No one understands this better than Christie Melear.

Christie’s background spans more than 19 years as a real estate broker coupled with a lifetime of experience living, working and owning horse farms herself. She has a deep appreciation for the pull of the land and can provide in-depth information on the many properties and land parcels available in the mountains and foothills area of the Western North Carolina region including Asheville and Tryon. While her expertise is certainly reason enough for her success, Christie also attributes her astute listening skills to helping clients realize their real estate dreams.

“When people tell me they want acreage I ask what their desire or purpose is for their land,” says Christie. “Some people just want space for privacy; others have horses or other types of livestock; while still others want to start farming organically. My job is to determine the clients’ vision for their land and then find the property that will enable them to achieve their goals.” Currently there is a trend to reconnect with nature, according to Christie. Many of her clients who work in high-stress environments find solace by riding a tractor and tilling the land. Some prefer to live in a planned community complete with walking paths and equestrian trails and, of course, stunning mountain views. Christie has also counseled buyers from other states searching for legacy property as a retreat for their family to enjoy during the summer months or the holidays.

Christie’s deep-rooted appreciation for the natural beauty of the mountains, pastoral settings and unparalleled views combined with her in-depth understanding of local information and property requirements enables her to help clients live the lifestyle they have envisioned for themselves. Complementing her work is Christie’s active involvement with several civic and community organizations including the Buncombe County Land Conservation Advisory Board. ”It is my sincere belief that if you take care of the land, the land will take care of you,” says Christie.

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Sail Away to Cape Cod

Touch football on the lawn, white sails startling against blue skies, fabulous ocean front estates lining the shores. The seven villages that comprise the Cape Cod town of Barnstable are famous for such sights.

While the Cape was once considered exclusively a summer place, “with the internet and smart phones many live here ‘year-round.” says Robert Kinlin of the award-winning, boutique real estate firm of Robert Paul Properties. “You can also drive to Boston in a little over an hour – fly there in 15 minutes.”

Now on offer in Osterville, rubbing shoulders with the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, a magnificent estate set on an extraordinary 5.46 acres with a near-panoramic view of the East Bay and Nantucket Sound.

Built at the height of the Roaring Twenties, the completely updated 11,578-square-foot, nine-bedroom residence manages to be stately, elegant and a delightful family home and retreat. “It’s very warm and inviting, with large rooms and high ceilings,” says Kinlin, “but you’re not swallowed up by the space. It has great balance.” Custom fireplaces enhance the living room, the library and a dining room that seats 25. For informal living there’s a family room, an enclosed porch and sunroom. And, he says, “Every room has a view.”

Two kitchens serve family and caterer, with a mahogany and glass butler’s pantry bridging the two.

There are nine bedrooms, including two master suites, all with baths original to the house, though completely modernized. A carriage house with three more bedrooms is above the five-car garage. Set well back from the street, above the flood plain, the property is wide and deep, with a lawn that wanders down to a dock and beach house for boating, fishing and swimming. A fabulous pool and spa overlook the water.

“It’s a feel-good house,” he says. “A great place to raise kids.”

Just a few minutes away is the center of Osterville. Quaint, yet sophisticated, it is one of few villages on the Cape with a downtown with shopping and restaurants. There are also five bays for fishing, marinas, two private clubs with golf and tennis, and an airport for a quick commute. Price Upon Request.

Robert Paul Properties

Robert Kinlin


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The Aliki Tower Penthouse: Florida’s Atlantic Coast Gem

At the southern edge of Ormond Beach, Florida, a small, pristine piece of Atlantic coastline, sits the coveted Aliki Tower. The tallest building in the tri-county area, the Aliki Tower offers 360-degree views of the glittering Atlantic coastline, and a one-of-a-kind Penthouse suite.

Designed and built for the developer of the Aliki residential and commercial buildings, this three-story suite includes over 8,000 square-feet of outdoor balcony space allowing coastline views from all angles. The Penthouse includes four bedroom suites and 5 ½ custom bathrooms, a customized kitchen, library and billiards room, and more.

These points compliment one of the most unique and unprecedented features of the unit—a private, deeded rooftop terrace. The rooftop terrace belongs solely and is deeded to the owner of The Aliki Tower Penthouse, a feature that won’t be found in any other building. “There is nothing like this from Jacksonville to Stuart,” states George Pihakis II, owner.

The amenities don’t stop there. The Aliki Tower Penthouse includes a private garage that fits two SUVs and three additional dedicated, oversized parking spots. Storage is in abundance throughout the unit and is also provided in the way of an additional private, air-conditioned storage room.

The Aliki Tower itself went through a complete, $3 million renovation and update, which now includes a sizeable dog park. Additionally, the area offers many perks. Ormond Beach has its own private airport, while Daytona International Airport, which is just 20 minutes away, offers nonstop flights to and from Charlotte, Atlanta and New York. ONE Daytona, the area’s new shopping plaza, is just a short drive to the south while in walking distance, The Aliki Tower residents have access to several restaurants and shops, as well as Andy Romano park, which includes a splash pad and facilities, perfect for families and visitors.

“This suite is like having a luxury home on top of the world,” says Rachel Pihakis. “You have all of the benefits of a private residence with a sweeping 360-degree view that isn’t possible from a single family home. Offered at $4 Million

To learn more about this unique Penthouse, visit and watch our virtual tour at

George Pihakis II


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Winter Haven - Florida Ranch

Where is the Horse Capitol of the world? Deep in the heart of Florida. There’s scarcely a palm tree to be seen in the town of Ocala, just plenty of towering live oaks lining scenic roads, rolling hills and crystal springs. "You don't think you're in Florida,” says Realtor Joan Pletcher, “But you can be in Orlando or Tampa in an hour, and Gainesville in thirty minutes."

This Marion County town has more than 600 farms and fifty breeds of horses including Thoroughbreds, Fox trotters, Arabians, Quarter Horses and Paso Finos, a smaller horse that Pletcher says has "a gait so smooth you can carry a glass of water." Traversed by the Marjorie Harris Cross Florida Greenway, Ocala features paths for hiking, biking and running, superb golfing and miles of trail for riding. The centerpiece, though, is the Florida Horse Park, which offers international caliber competitions that draw top competitors from every discipline --from dressage to polo. The newest addition to the area is the World Equestrian Center South, which will be opening in 2018. This state-of-the-art venue has a 140,000-square-foot arena, 4 indoor arenas, 17 outdoor arenas, with climate-controlled stalls, barns and arenas. Hotels, fine dining, and retail space with be available.

She also knows the local turf. Esteemed for her exceptional service, professionalism and integrity, Joan’s ultimate joy and success come from matching her clients with perfect equestrian estates, Ocala horse farms and major parcels of Ocala land. Newly listed is Winter Haven Farm, 1,086 immaculate acres on coveted Millionaire’s Row – with gorgeous views of the hills and trees from 200 feet above sea level. The property features a 5/8-mile turf track, multiple staff and guest residences, offices, five gated entrances, two apartments and four fully equipped barns, including a 22-stall main barn, a 16-stall mare barn and two stallion barns.

“This is a unique opportunity to own an outstanding equestrian property,” says Pletcher. And a magnificent place to build the estate home of your dreams.

Joan Pletcher Realtor®

Joan Pletcher



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Press Release: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Lists $22M Penthouse on Miami Beach

October 27, 2017 (MIAMI, FL) – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty has been selected to exclusively market the tri-level Penthouse at Beach House 8 in Miami Beach’s Faena District with an asking price of $22 million and represented by Sales Professionals Claudio Prattico and Isabel “Chavela” Gonzalez.

"This is an incredible opportunity to own a very unique property in one of the most desirable locations in the world, Miami Beach’s famed Faena District” said Prattico. “We are honored to bring this one of a kind oasis to the world through the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Global Network platform. This world class property deserves the representation of a world class brand.”

Located on renowned Collins Avenue, the private tri-level penthouse sits atop the boutique building known as Beach House 8. Eight unique residences make up this extraordinary luxury experience on the shorelines of Miami Beach.  The property has imposing vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal waterway and infinite views of Miami's acclaimed skyline.  The expansive outdoor terraces provide approximately 5,000 square feet of entertaining space including a show stopping private-rooftop pool.  Appointed with the finest interiors, the property boasts a gourmet kitchen that would delight the resident chef featuring Boffi cabinetry, gold Calacatta counters and back-splash, Miele appliances and a gas range.

“This extraordinary property provides privacy and security in the heart of it all - unlike any other.  It truly is a sanctuary - the penthouse at Beach House 8 is a premier choice for the discerning owner,” commented Gonzalez.

For more information on the property located at 3651 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, 33140, please visit  or to reserve a private site view, contact Claudio Prattico at or 305-469-2733 or Isabel “Chavela” Gonzalez at or 305-778-8193.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 19 counties throughout Florida with over 40 locations and approximately 1,800 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company 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.  The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, mortgage, title, home service plans, and personal concierge services.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network among 44,000 Sales Professionals, 1,300 offices throughout 47 states.  The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.37 million since 2001.  Visit


For more information, contact:

Stacy Benedict

Vice President, eCommerce & Marketing

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty


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Grand View Residences

Rare is the opportunity to own a piece of paradise. Your chance awaits at Grand View Residences, a unique condominium community positioned on the refined island of Curacao, one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets. Renowned for its quiet beaches, clear azure blue waters and expansive coral reefs, Curacao boasts year-round temperatures of 80 degrees on average and is ideally situated outside the hurricane belt. The island is characterized by charming pastel-color buildings reflecting its Dutch heritage, in addition to having a stable economy, progressive government and reliable financial institutions. Equally impressive is the island’s commitment to limiting structures to a height of no more than four stories. Located just outside the lively island capital of Willemstad, Grand View Residences will be comprised of eight buildings totaling 94 condominiums – all offering breathtaking ocean views. Each residence is designed to capitalize on its tropical surroundings from an expansive balcony. Units are equipped with double pane impact windows and full size kitchens appointed with Italian ceramic tile. Choose from two or three bedroom units ranging from 840 – 2,110 square feet. Penthouses are also offered.

Additional amenities within Grand View Residences include a swimming pool, fitness center and gated security. Beaches are a short 5-minute walk, while shopping, dining and other city conveniences are just minutes away. Curacao is easily accessed by direct flight from many major U.S. cities to the island’s newly completed upscale jet center. The opportunity to live the island life is rare, but it can be yours to own as a vacation destination or year-round residence. Attractive investment packages are available for the savvy investor/owner; affordably priced starting at $259,900, with penthouse units starting at $392,000.

Randy Neuman

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices


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Posted on: 10/23/2017 at 10:44 AM
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Upscale Living in the Ritz-Carlton Managed, The Beach Residences

Coastal living is truly redefined at The Beach Residences. Blissful views of the Gulf of Mexico draw you in and five-star amenities ensure that you will never want to leave The Beach Residences of Sarasota, Florida. Each and every day you spend at this luxurious location feels like an infinite vacation! Within the Ritz-Carlton managed residence, opulence abounds here in paradise starting with the resort-style pool and Spa.  

Awake to breathtaking sunrises through walls of oversized windows or step out onto your expansive wraparound terrace to enjoy the stunning views and ocean sounds. Limitless luxury is an everyday occurrence in this desirable Lido Beach location. As your day at The Beach Residences unfolds, comforts including a generous social room, billiards room, theatre with tiered seating, state-of-the-art fitness center and gourmet restaurant are all at your fingertips, as members of the renowned Ritz-Carlton Members Club.   Four-hundred feet of beach and warm waves are just a leisurely stroll away with championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio, premier arts venues, nature sanctuaries, eclectic shopping, fishing and watersports within close proximity.  

Each unit is appointed with luxury finishes and spacious living areas ranging from 1,725 to 5,254 square feet. Two furry companions are welcome as well without limitations to weight or size. Accommodations for your furry family are also offered including a large dog run area encompassed within the property. There is genuinely nothing better than coming home to this grand and luxurious coastal paradise!   Listing Agent Judy Kepecz-Hays is truly top of the line when it comes to providing you first hand-hand details of The Beach Residences, as she not only helps others find their dream home every day, she also lives her dream, calling this lavish location her home! Contact Judy at 941-587-1700 or, or visit to view this and other magnificent properties. Prices range from $1,750,000 to $4,950,000.

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Posted on: 10/23/2017 at 10:20 AM
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Rustic Authenticity

Harry Connick, Jr., the New Orleans-born multi-talented musician, singer, actor and host of the national daytime TV show HARRY, and his wife Jill, have put their New Canaan, Connecticut 4.61-acre estate on the market after spending 18 years lovingly restoring their historic home, which was originally an 1890s dairy barn.

April Kaynor and Kelly DeFrancesco of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, are the listing agents. “Since we are up on a hill,” Ms. Connick said of the property, “the sun rises over the living room and sets over the kitchen and porch. I’ve loved sitting out there in the mornings and evenings—Harry and the girls know they can usually find me there. It’s torture to think of leaving this home—we’ve raised our three children here—and our passion has always been architecture and building, so we are looking forward to another project. Completely remodeled and updated by Mark Finlay Architects, the 11,598-square-foot antique barn features seven bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a fireplace and French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the heated pool; six full baths and two half-baths; a kitchen, family room and library with reclaimed chestnut from the original structure; massive stone floors from the south of France throughout the home; and matching cupolas on the main house, main barn and pool house. Two of the barns on the property are outfitted, respectively, with a recording studio and gym. Offered at $6,900,000

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Posted on: 10/23/2017 at 10:14 AM
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Spectacular Oceanfront

Marrying two generously-sized seaside homesites that stretch along the Southeastern Atlantic shoreline, the property at 58/59 Surfsong Road on stunning Kiawah Island offers an unprecedented opportunity to own 120 feet of spectacular ocean frontage, plus an extra 25 feet of ocean view, along ten miles of uninterrupted beach.

At 1.35 acres, this homesite can easily accommodate an extensive family retreat, a private beachfront estate, or two separate homes. And with a charming 3,800-square-foot beach cottage currently located on one portion of the parcel, there’s a ready-made place to enjoy the Atlantic beach lifestyle even while the remainder of the property is crafted into the ideal coastal retreat. This property’s location behind Kiawah’s second security gate ensures extra privacy and proximity to the Kiawah Island Club’s member-exclusive amenities, including the top-tier Beach Club, Tom Fazio-designed River Course, riverside Sasanqua Spa, acclaimed Marsh House, and world-class dining and sporting locales. (A Kiawah Island Club membership is available with the purchase of this property.) Just down the beach, too, lies the world-renowned Ocean Course, home of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships and site of the famous 1991 “War by the Shore” Ryder Cup.

Kiawah is a rarity even among luxury communities, renowned for its preservation of nature. Dolphins strand-feed along the shore. Deer sightings on the beach are familiar to residents. The Kiawah River and the quietly rippling water of creeks meander through wide tidal marshes of long, undulating green and gold grasses. Serene ponds and tidal lagoons dot the island, nestled in maritime forests filled with grand live oaks, palmettos, and native vegetation. And just 21 miles down a lane bordered by picturesque farm fields and horse ranches lies historic Charleston with its cobblestone streets, renowned for its preservation of historic architecture. Travel + Leisure magazine’s Top City in the World, Charleston provides Kiawah residents with additional culinary and leisure options, from world-class events like the Spoleto Art Festival to the regionally renowned Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

Kiawah Island Real Estate

Kiawah Island, South Carolina


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Posted on: 10/23/2017 at 9:59 AM
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A Classic Retreat Styled for Today

Tucked away on nearly 7 acres punctuated by sweeping lawns, perennial gardens and a thriving apple orchard, lies this commanding Colonial estate. Recognized as one of New Canaan’s most distinguished properties, the 8,497-square-foot layout is generously proportioned to facilitate gracious entertaining as well as comfortable family living. Approached by a private drive extending more than 1,300 feet, the home welcomes residents and guests with tranquil vistas and a grand columned portico.

Inside, gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings and seven fireplaces create an ambiance of sophisticated charm and genuine hospitality. Formal occasions are suitably hosted in the living and dining rooms, while casual gatherings focus in the spacious family room and great room with convenient wet bar. The kitchen has been completely retrofitted to include top-of-the-line appliances, extra-large center work island, marble countertops, an abundance of built-in cabinets and a view-inspired breakfast area.

Sleeping accommodations are comprised of 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. All bedrooms feature walk-in closets and three are ensuite. Owners will delight in the sumptuous master suite with its cozy fireplace, lavish bath, sitting room and adjoining full-scale gym. A stunning guest cottage features a separate entry and kitchen, while the handsome library with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases, fireplace and private bathroom presents an ideal retreat for the executive at home.

Augmenting the main residence are a heated in-ground swimming pool, tennis court, full-service pool house, changing cabana with bath and 4-car garage. A portrait of timeless beauty, this stately residence has been painstakingly renovated by the current owners to achieve a tasteful blend of classic style and modern conveniences. Offered at $5,790,000.

Regi van der Heyden

William Raveis Real Estate


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Philadelphia Dreaming

Katharine Hepburn is draped languidly upon a terrace lounge. Cary Grant’s eyes twinkle above the rim of his martini glass. Philadelphia’s Main Line. Sparkling, sophisticated, absolutely aspirational.

The Main Line spurs out from the city along the rail route west, the town names are storied. Among them: Villanova, Haverford, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne and Penn Valley. They are among the wealthiest, most coveted communities in the country. Just the place to write your own Philadelphia Story.

In Penn Valley, a private lane leads to a grand stone 1930s manor house designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Erling Pedersen. It is among the rarest of the rare, an English country house set upon three magnificent acres.

“This is one of the most special properties we’ve had the pleasure of being part of,” says Jennifer Rinella who is co-listing the property with Jane Hall, both multi-award winning agents with BHHS Fox and Roach Realtors. “It feels like you’re in the country, but you’re in the city in fifteen minutes. That’s pretty amazing.”

And, Hall adds, “it’s only a couple of stops on Amtrak into New York City -- you can be there in under two hours.”

While the five-bedroom, five-bath home has been beautifully updated, original architectural details have been meticulously preserved. The original sweeping staircase highlights the grand two-story foyer, fireplaces warm the splendid living room, formal dining room and the sublime master suite with its balcony view of rolling hills, glorious gardens, pool and spa.

You can also see the out buildings, the storybook gardener’s cottage, the guest apartment over the four-car garage and the barn, perfect for horses we’re assured. “You don’t usually have that this close to the city,” says Rinella.

“It’s a great family home with the feel of an estate,” says Hall. “It’s warm, nicely sized and has easy access to all Philadelphia has to offer.”

And that setting is to sigh for, which Rinella readily does. “When I’m waiting for appointments, I sit on the patio looking over gardens and think -- I can just sit here forever.”

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Fox & Roach, Realtors®

Jennifer Rinella

The Sivel Group


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Posted on: 10/3/2017 at 9:03 AM
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Stuart: Florida’s Treasure Coast Gem

Stuart, Florida’s sought after tropical location, is perfect for a winter residence or a year-round home. Located on the state’s pristine Treasure Coast, it is the perfect oasis offering a variety of activities in a captivating location.

When asked about what defines Stuart as a prime location, Debra Duvall, real estate agent and partner at Water Pointe Realty Group responds with, “Whether it’s golf, sportfishing, boating or beaching, Stuart has it all. Retiree or family, this really is the perfect location.”

The beautiful beaches and exceptional waterfront lifestyle offer the best of coastal living, and Stuart’s quaint downtown area adds the right dose of charm. The area was recognized as “The Happiest Seaside Town” by Coastal Living Magazine in 2016.

It is Sewall’s Point, a historic and beautiful town within Stuart, that sets this Treasure Coast town apart. Surrounded by miles of waterways, Sewall’s Point’s natural beauty is unmatched. Duvall has been a resident of Florida’s Treasure Coast since 1965, providing her with unparalleled expertise on the area. She is a leader in the marketing and sales of luxury and waterfront residential properties.

Debra enjoys a rewarding lifestyle through involvement with both the properties and the people of the Treasure Coast. She has an extensive record of personal and financial commitment to her community through active service on numerous charitable boards and foundations, educational programs for area youth, and professional and business organizations.

Debra and her husband call the Treasure Coast home for a reason. Numerous cultural and artistic events, appealing environs, land and water activities and an inviting climate all come together to make Florida's Treasure Coast a desirable place to work and play.

Debra Duvall

Water Pointe Realty Group

Office: 772.283.3330

Cell: 772.288.9020

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Posted on: 8/23/2017 at 11:56 AM
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Kiehn Realty Company

When Jay Kiehn first moved to the Tampa Bay area from New York 3-1/2 years ago he was in search of an investment property, but instead found a new business idea.

"Unfortunately, I found it difficult to hear back from anyone in a timely fashion when I was searching for an investment property to purchase personally - if I heard back at all," says Kiehn. That experience is what triggered the development of Kiehn Realty Company, a full-service brokerage, vacation rental and property management company in Tampa Bay.

Specializing in luxury real estate and property management, Kiehn Realty Company offers excellent communication between its team of agents and clients, a crucial key to creating the ultimate client experience. Coupled with their expertise in crunching numbers (courtesy of Kiehn's background in accounting and finance), Kiehn Realty Company offers trustworthy information and advice every step of the way. More specifically, Kiehn Realty Company offers a listing fee of only 1% - a noticeable contrast to the normal 2-3% fees seen elsewhere. Additionally, their property management services (encompassing residential and commercial properties) offer a flat 10% fee with no lease up fees, which is typical of industry competitors.

With a primary focus on Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Kiehn Realty Company also services surrounding areas such as Pasco, Polk and Sarasota/Manatee counties. Additionally, they welcome any clientele seeking industry experts - even outside the state of Florida - with enthusiasm.

“The future for Kiehn Realty Company is expansion,” says Kiehn. “We want to be able to offer our expert service and advice on luxury real estate and property management wherever it’s needed and wherever the market takes us.”

Jay Kiehn

Kiehn Realty Company


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Posted on: 8/23/2017 at 11:25 AM
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