Artful Living in The Harbour at Marsh Landing- Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

 

It is a home like no other. The 8317 square foot contemporary residence  sits in splendor on a private peninsula, within the premier gated community of The Harbour at Marsh Landing. At the beach, just 15 miles from downtown Jacksonville, Florida, the area is often referred to as the Home of “The Player’s Championship” or TPC golf tournament, and the corporate headquarters of the PGA. 

“There are unique and special elements in every room of the home, designed to be intriguing … compelling … to make you want to see what comes next,” Bobi Goes, the current owner, says.  

From the rare white onyx in the main kitchen, to the fossils that are millions of years old embedded in the marble of the 11 foot, two-person shower in the master bath, to the character grade white oak wood floors throughout, you will want to see every “organic” feature of this beach casual yet sophisticated seven bedroom, ten and a half bath home.

Ten-foot, hand-carved mahogany doors “so heavy they sound like church doors closing,” mark the grand entrance to the open plan living areas, where every room has a fabulous water view.

“Living here is all about outdoor living and bringing the outdoors in,” she says. “The peninsula has almost 300 feet on the water.” 

And just try tearing yourself away from the virtual fivestar resort outside your back doors: the sixty foot lap pool with frothing bubblers under the in-pool umbrella on its sun pad, the twelve person hot tub, the fire pit and outdoor kitchen. There’s even a sixty-foot floating dock in the backyard so you can boat from the Intracoastal to the ocean, at any time of the day or night, on any tide. 

The finest quality materials, the most custom finishes, and state- of- the art technology has been used throughout this spectacular home, and its separate guest suite. 

“It’s the best of beach and boating worlds and perfect for families that love the outdoor, resort lifestyle,” says Goes. “Plus there’s golf, on both private club courses and the PGA’s tournament course, which features the world famous “17th Hole Island Green” that every golfer should play!


Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

866.588.1889

149bristolplace@gmail.com


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An Unparalleled Retreat on the Range- Hopkins County, Texas

By Stephanie Cavanaugh

This extraordinary 65,000 square foot masterpiece of Old World themed architecture, craftsmanship and quality sits upon a promontory of the highest point in Hopkins County Texas. It commands an uninterrupted view of more than 14,500 acres of serene natural vegetation, farmland, timbers, bucolic pastures and marshlands. Located less than 100 miles from Dallas, Texas, near the historic settlement of Sulphur Bluff, and minutes from a 5,000 foot private jet strip -“The Reserve” is truly, “One of One”

It’s an unparalleled site for outdoor adventure, located in North America’s Central Flyway extending from Canada to Central America, forming the migratory route of North America’s ducks and geese. Quail and pheasant can be found in fields of flowing native prairie grass. Studded with hundreds of acres of lakes and ponds, the property also offers superb bass and crappie fishing as well as an outdoor hunting and sporting lifestyle in an idyllic retreat like setting with all the comforts, communications and security of a world class resort.  

Crafted as a private-use and multifunctional compound, The Reserve is capable of hosting just a few guests, to managing a large membership use or even a world leadership or corporate conference. The luxurious facilities include the 30 guest rooms on three levels, founder's suite, isolated owners suite and presidential suite—built to secret service specifications—with agent/guard quarters off the main apartment. The Reserve features off grid self-sustaining power, redundant internet and communications capabilities as well as a variety of state of the art cutting edge technology, security, communications and management systems. 

There’s also a magnificent spa, fitness center and a pool house with event kitchen, sauna and additional apartments. There’s a 50-yard pistol range, a 200-yard rifle range, a one-mile sporting clay course with 12 stations and a stone-walled 3,000 bottle wine cellar with dinner seating for 35-40 people for après hunt.

Marketing this extraordinary property together with five adjacent and adjoining ranches and productive farmland tracts amounting to more than 40,000 acres is Australian Bernard Uechtritz, International Real Estate advisor to Briggs Freeman International Realty and founder of International Icon Properties in Dallas (www.Icon.Global).  Uechtritz is a specialist in luxury and ranch real estate markets around the world, from cattle stations in Australia to celebrity homes in Malibu and Beverly Hills and iconic ranches across Texas.

 

INTERNATIONAL ICON PROPERTIES

Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Real Estate Ranch and Land Division

Bernard Uechtritz

214.855.4000

bernard@icon.global

www.Icon.Global


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Sugar Pointe Estate: A Developer's Dream- Yulee, Florida

By Natalie Friedmann

“When the gate closes behind you, you’re engulfed in a peace like you’ve never experienced,” says Mike Bowling, current property owner of Sugar Pointe Estate, a gated, 48-acre private waterfront estate nestled in northeast Florida’s most pristine natural environment. Bowling and his wife have spent the last 10 years cultivating Sugar Pointe Estate into a private oasis with a focus on creatively preserving the natural beauty of Old Florida. 

Unlike the characteristic flat landscape Florida is known for, Sugar Pointe is bordered by beautiful high bluffs. The property is dotted with matured landscaping including 100-year-old ancient oaks, large hardwoods, big pines and palm trees. With a three-and-a-half-mile view across to Georgia, the property sits on 2,500-feet of river and marsh frontage on the Bells River.  

The river cottage is situated high on the bluff, offering extensive water views which compliment the calm of this quaint, quiet retreat. Warmth and charm abound in the architectural design of the home, which utilizes reclaimed heart pine and Savannah mud bricks from the original 1860’s farmhouse.

The estate is ideal for corporate or church retreats, with room to build lodges to accommodate as many people as needed. The area is zoned Open Rural, but boasts close proximity to beaches, shopping and the airports. 

Guests have the opportunity to indulge in recreational water activities like boating, jet skiing kayaking, canoeing and spectacular fishing!  The onsite boathouse has been architecturally designed to also protect boats, jet skis, sound systems, and fishing equipment.  The rooftop deck makes you feel like you’re flying and provides astounding views of natural habitats and marine life like manatees and dolphins as well as fun, holiday firework shows.

Sugar Pointe Estate is 48 acres and listed at $4,950,000 The property next door, Sugar Pointe II  is also available.  It is the former Florida Outward Bound property with corporate center, offices, cabins, commercial kitchen and up to date official Outward Bound Challenge Course for team building events.  This additional 20 acres and 560 feet of river frontage with riparian rights is offered at $1,950,000.  

Preserve this one of kind treasure of Amelia Island area just north of Jacksonville.  Both properties together offer a total of 68 aces and 3,000 feet of river and marsh frontage in the heart of one of the fastest growing areas in northeast Florida.  Prime for new upscale development offering homes the most gorgeous water vistas around while preserving the beauty of Old Florida.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES

CHAPLIN WILLIAMS REALTY

Carey Dresser | 904-415-6268

www.sugarpointe.com

carey@chaplinwilliams.com

www.carey.chaplinwilliams.com


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Hacienda-Style Hilltop Retreat- Austin, Texas

Approximately 45 minutes from Austin, Texas is an impressive, multipurpose property boasting numerous amenities and desirable design features. The secluded hilltop ranch retreat is located on over 42 acres of rural residential land between the quaint, historic towns of Bastrop and Smithville.

Of the area’s numerous amenities, the property is just 45 minutes from the Circuit of the America’s complex as well as conveniently situated near the Smithville Municipal Airport which accommodates small, private planes during daylight hours. 

This versatile property has over seven acres devoted to a special event venue, including a private open chapel, an open air, covered pavilion, and a commercial kitchen with bar, restrooms and separate well and septic. Secluded and completely private, it is the perfect location for any kind of private event or gathering. The 5,000-square-foot circular pavilion has stained concrete slab floors with cedar posts and an authentic dried palm-leaf roof, called a palapa. Adjacent to the palapa is a large stone patio seating area. A heavy duty steel bridge connects a private lake to the chapel.  

From the venue space, a professionally engineered 20-footwide concrete driveway with separate gated entrance leads up the hill to the private hacienda-style main residence. Sitting on approximately five acres of the overall property, the 6,000square-foot residence offers beautiful western views of the far off countryside. Beautiful archways and exceptionally high ceilings are featured throughout the design, as well as a mixture of complimentary stone and tile work. Custom made, solid wood doors emanate a sense of warmth and character. Natural light floods the open space, especially in the inner courtyard, a popular feature of traditional Spanish hacienda architecture. 

“Outside the private residence in the center of the driveway is a fire pit, where you can relax on a nice night and look up at the Milky Way,” says Pamela Jones, listing Broker with Austin Prime Realty. “There are no bright city lights to obstruct your view.”

Additionally, the heavily landscaped grounds are a spectacular display with citrus groves, ornamental trees and perennials scattered about. Fishing off the dock of the property’s pond stocked with bass and tilapia makes for a great adventure. There are two separate houses on the property that could be utilized as guest houses. This luxury property also has caretakers’ quarters, and the property is marketed with the current caretaker and housekeeper staying on – a most unique and desirable attribute. 

This splendorous hilltop retreat has an abundance of amenities as-is, and there are still multiple opportunities for future owners. This luxury haven is perfect for a private residence, corporate event retreat, riding stable, special event venue or all of the above. It is whatever you want it to be. 

AUSTIN PRIME REALTY

Pamela Jones, REALTOR',CRS, SRS, ABR Broker

512.922.4581

pjaustinproperties@yahoo.com

www.austinprimerealty.com


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