Mountain Masterpiece: Waynseville, North Carolina

By Natalie Watson

Arguably one of the most picture perfect towns in the United States is Waynesville – a beautiful, quaint North Carolina town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 30 miles west of Asheville. The half mile long Main Street epitomizes a vibrant, friendly downtown with an assortment of restaurants and art galleries amidst a small professional community.

One thing Waynesville is known for is its community of accepting, kind and generous people, and because of that, the area tends to attract residents and visitors that are the same. Much like the people you’ll find here, Waynesville is one of the most beautiful places in the world. “Once you make it to Western North Carolina, your life will never be the same,” says Mark Fields of Mark Fields & Associates, LLC. “You’ll always think about being here.”

One of the most luxurious properties currently on the market is located on approximately 1 acre in the established Laurel Ridge Country Club community. A true Cinderella story, this property had been previously neglected before the sellers came upon it and saw it for the beauty that it was. It has since been completely renovated and dare we say is “one of the most distinctive, elegant homes in Western North Carolina,” according to Fields, president of Mark Fields & Associates and the property’s listing broker whose firm specializes in luxury homes and unique mountain properties.

There are many subtle attributes throughout that make the property special – including the sense of grandness and beauty that overcomes you the minute you walk through the front door. Once you make your way down the entrance hall – reminiscent of a New York art gallery – the living space opens wide and the ceilings soar.

The floor-to-ceiling windows on nearly every wall allow you to feel the expanse of the outdoors. A back deck sweeps across the entire rear of the house, providing closer views of the breathtaking scenery. The home is excellent for a couple or small family who would take full advantage of the amenities of the property and of Waynesville.

MARK FIELDS & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Luxury Homes & Unique Mountain Properties

C 828.777.0452 | O 828.253.2491

mark@markfields.com

www.MarkFields.com


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Top 10s of 2015: Spectacular Pools

Toronto, Canada

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Jonathan Ferrier | 416.567.0907

jonathan@myarea.ca

www.myArea.ca

 

Darien, Connecticut

William Raveis Real Estate

Elaine Falkenberg | 917.941.5362

Elaine.Falkenberg@raveis.com

www.elainefalkenberg.com

 

Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Michael Sivel | 215.248.6540

michael.sivel@foxroach.com

www.sivelgroupluxury.com

 

Orlando, Florida

Oxford Realty, Inc.

Carol Ann Hewitt | 407.629.1222

sales@oxfordrealty.com

www.oxfordrealty.com

 

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher Realtor

Joan Pletcher |352.347.1777

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.Joanpletcher.com

 

Oyster Pond, St. Maarten

Island Real Estate Team

Arun Jagtiani | + 1.721.586.2626

arunsxm@gmail.com

www.ireteam.com

 

Terre Basse, St. Maarten

Island Real Estate Team

Arun Jagtiani | + 1.721.586.2626

arunsxm@gmail.com

www.ireteam.com

 

Palm Beach, Aruba

Aruba Palms Realtors NV

Jan Falcone | 297.280.0339

janaruba@gmail.com

www.arubapalmsrealtors.com

 

Paradise Valley, Arizona

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe | 602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Elite Pacific Properties, LLC.

Greg Burns | 808. 214.0302

Greg@isleluxury.com

www.isleluxury.com


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Top 10s of 2015: Stunning Views & Vistas

Manhattan Beach, California

Kaminsky Real Estate Group

Ed Kaminsky | 310.798.1277

ek@itzsold.com

www.itzsold.com

 

Marco Island, Florida

Gulfshore Realty Inc.

Kris Bareis and Jeff Gilman | 239.860.8177

Gulfshoremarco@aol.com

www.gulfshorerealtymarco.com

 

Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Smith Mountain Lake Properties, Inc.

Leslie Becker | 540.797.0477

leslie@SmithMountainLakeProperties.org

www.SmithMountainLakeProperties.org

 

Carmel Highlands, California

Carmel Realty Company

Bill &Vicki Mitchell | 831.277.3105

Shelly Mitchell Lynch | 831.277.8044

Pat Ward | 831.236.2268

Vicki@carmelrealtycompany.com

www.carmelrealtycompany.com

 

Naples, Florida

John R. Wood Properties

Robyn Pfister Griffin | 239.404.8222

RPGNaples@aol.com

www.RobynPGriffin.com


Carmel Highlands, California

Carmel Realty Company

Rhonda Williams | Judy Tollner

831.402.2076

www.williamsandtollner.com

 

Pelican Key, St. Maarten

Island Real Estate Team

Arun Jagtiani |+ 1.721.586.2626

arunsxm@gmail.com

www.ireteam.com

 

 

Charleston, South Carolina

William Means Real Estate

Helen Geer | 843.224.7767

helengeer@williammeans.com

www.charlestonrealestate.com

 

Cay Hill, St. Maarten

Island Real Estate Team

Arun Jagtiani | + 1.721.586.2626

arunsxm@gmail.com

www.ireteam.com

 

 

Charleston, South Carolina

William Means Real Estate

Helen Geer | 843.224.7767

helengeer@williammeans.com

www.charlestonrealestate.com


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Top 10s of 2015: Luxury Wine Cellars

Washington, Connecticut

William Raveis

Stacey Matthews Group | 860.868.0511

www.raveis.com

 

Point Loma, California

BHHS California Properties

Janell O'Meara | 619.972.3207

Jomeara@bhhscal.com

www.janellomeara.bhhscalifornia.com

 

Asheville, North Carolina

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Ann Skoglund | 828.273.0277

annskog@beverly-hanks.com

www.beverly-hanks.com

 

Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania

BHHS – The Sivel Group

Michael Sivel | 215.248.6540

michael.sivel@foxroach.com

www.thesivelgroup.com

 

Yorkville, Illinois

BHHS Koenig Rubloff Realty Group

Kathy Melone |630.699.3256

kmelone@KoenigRubloff.com

www.5021MinklerRd.com

 

Pittsboro, North Carolina

Chatham Homes Realty

Kris Howard | 919.545.2333

khowardchatham@aol.com

www.chathamhomesrealty.com

 

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Claudia Thompson & Lexi Cerretti

775.233.4014 | 775.833.1646

www.BuyTahoeHomes.com

 

Paradise Valley, Arizona

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe |602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

St. Petersburg, Florida

Northstar Realty

Peggy Naruns | 727.528.7653

Peggy@northstarrealty.com

www.northstarrrealty.com


Paradise Valley, Arizona

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe | 602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com


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Top 10s of 2015: Luxurious Baths

Irvington, New York

William Raveis

Marcene Hedayati | 914.591.5600

www.raveis.com

 

Naples, Florida

John R. Wood Properties

Robyn Pfister Griffin | 239.404.8222

RPGNaples@aol.com

www.RobynPGriffin.com

 

Marco Island, Florida

RE/MAX Affinity Plus

Pat Wilkins | 239.260.3550

patwilkins@marcoexpert.com

www.marcoexpert.com

 

Longwood, Florida

DiSalvatore & Associates Inc.

Jamie DiSalvatore | 407.492.1190

Jmdisalvatore@gmail.com

www.2749Deerberry.com

 

Toronto, Canada

Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Jonathan Ferrier | 416.567.0907

jonathan@myarea.ca

www.myArea.ca

 

Miami Beach, Florida

Florida Realty of Miami

Zuzia Borucka | 917.445.8356

zborucka@gmail.com

www.continuum3502.com

 

Manhattan, New York

Klar Realty

Joan Brennan | 516.735.1700

klarhomes@aol.com

www.cityspirepenthouse.com

 

Kauai, Hawaii

Sleeping Giant Sotheby’s International Realty

Moksha McClure | 808.652.7387

m@oasishawaii.com

www.HaleRainbows.com

 

Nassau, Bahamas

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Monty Roberts | 242.424.4944

Monty.Roberts@SothebysRealty.com

www.SIRbahamas.com

 

Paradise Valley, Arizona

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe | 602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com


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Posted on: 6/24/2015 at 10:05 AM
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Property Spotlight: Beverly Hills 90210

By Ely Grinfield

Located in the coveted 90210 zip code, this approximate 11-acre plot located in Beverly Hills majestically overlooks Catalina Island, boasting a near 270 degree viewing angle, it is waiting for the right investor to turn it from an untamed hillside into the future homes of world movers.

What sets this monolith of a mountain apart from any other on the market, aside from its prestigious and breathtaking setting, is that it covers two separate parcels, making it ideal for any mega-scale developments. The location screams magnificence, with a hilly and vibrant terrain that offers immediate privacy without losing accessibility.

Award-winning architects have been engaged to draft up visions for the land and it can go to anyone, for the right price. Adjacent properties in Beverly Park and Bella Vista offer similar perks and have proven to be great areas for luxury cul-de-sacs or gated communities.

And if you were moving to Beverly Hills, this asset would be the ideal setting for a romantic and private mansion, with the typical temperate California climate that attracts suitors from around the world.

“I’m so glad I’m here, and that feeling is just one of the many attractions of Southern California,” says Endre Barath, Jr., Beverly Hills Estate Realtor. “All you have to do is look at pictures and we’d tell you that they were taken in the middle of winter.”

Yes, even in the winter months, Beverly Hills serves as the breezy and bumping playground for high-rollers and affluent movers alike.

For those who have begun envisioning their own manor atop this spot, act soon. After all, fortune favors the bold.

ENDRE BARATH, JR.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

310.248.6473 (O) | 310.486.1002 (M)

homes@endrebarath.com

www.endrebarath.com


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Featured Property: Palm Springs, California

"Houston South"

Skillfully executed by superior craftsmen, this extraordinary 11,000+ square foot mansion in the celebrity-laden Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs required three years to construct. Liberal use of the finest materials imported from a variety of countries is evident throughout this grand residence. It boasts features such as a state of the art Crestron automation system for controlling virtually everything: lighting, security, window coverings, pool/spa, gates/access and numerous water features.

Soaring ceilings, custom millwork and walk in closets characterize the master suite, which features a fully automated "dry cleaner" style conveyor system. A climate controlled wine storage room, abundant closet/storage, one bedroom staff apartment with kitchen, two one-bedroom guest houses and a four-car air conditioned garage accessed by a gated and protected motor court are also found.

The inclusion of staff kitchen and bathrooms, a gardener’s building, a hotel quality generator with fuel storage and a 2,000-gallon water storage tank with filtration system round out the unique features of this one of a kind masterpiece.

Special embellishments include custom wall and window coverings, full-height custom wood interior doors, barrel ceilings, expertly selected marble, stone and granite, fabulous indoor and exterior entertaining bars and a grilling station. Gallery style corridors offer ample display cases and shelves for fine art, and pocketing full-height glass sliders open the indoors to the outdoors for seamless entertaining.

 

Sited on 1.5 acres of lush gardens, this is a remarkable venue perfect for entertaining family and friends as well as dignitaries and socialites. The property has been the site of numerous formal dinner parties for up to 400 guests, and festive cocktail soirees for 600. An amazing replica of a famous Italian fountain with a vast greenbelt is found on the western section of the property, and a resort quality swimmer's pool and spa are adjacent to the Master suite, as is a Koi pond surrounded by Taihu rock from Lake Tai, China. The amazing architecture is enhanced by copper clad fascia and barrel roof. Offered at $11,000,000.

Scott Histed | Windermere Real Estate

760.864.1200 | scotthisted@windermere.com

CAL BRE#: 01031722

www.scotthisted.com


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Featured Property: Naples, Florida

Beautiful Port Royal home on lushly landscaped corner lot. Bright and open with desired single story floor plan. The foyer features double doors, while the large great room with living and dining space is graced by a fireplace, with French doors leading to inviting outdoor living.

Architectural details throughout including high ceilings, crown molding, plantation shutters, arched entryways and more. Family room open to gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, cherry cabinets, granite surfaces, 6 burner Viking gas stove with two ovens, refrigerated drawers and wine cooler. Classic and casually elegant - perfect for entertaining. Exquisite Master Suite with expansive layout, separate his and hers baths, dual custom walk in closets, private sitting room plus a den or fitness room.

Three additional guest bedrooms are each complete with walk in closet and en suite bath, and there’s a second den/office with adjacent half bath. The courtyard oasis includes screened and covered seating areas, sparkling pool with spa, summer kitchen and convenient pool bath. The circular drive leads to the porte-cochere entrance and attached side-entry two car garage. This property qualifies for immediate Port Royal Club membership eligibility and is located a short walk away. $4,590,000

ROBYN PFISTER GRIFFIN | John R. Wood Realtors

239.404.8222 | RPGNaples@aol.com 

www.robynpgriffin.com


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Featured Property: Magnificent Elegance in Maryland

Nestled on 3.7 wooded acres in the prestigious Washington, D.C., suburb of Potomac, Maryland, this remarkable luxury estate evokes embassy grandeur. European influences abound through its 23,000 square foot interior, and every room tells a story of exquisite design and master craft.

From the marble floored reception hall and hand-made Neff kitchen cabinetry to intricate millwork and ceiling designs by a Buckingham Palace artisan, the estate’s beauty and grandeur leave a lasting impression. Large indoor and outdoor living areas are designed for lavish entertaining or simply escaping the stresses of everyday life, with French doors and balconies overlooking the sparkling pool and tranquil grounds.

Formal and informal spaces include grand living and dining rooms, music room, richly paneled library and separate office with private access to the master bedroom suite above, family dining room, gourmet kitchen and separate catering/spice kitchen, and an adjoining family room and breakfast salon – all with generously positioned walls of windows and French doors that open to expand living and entertaining possibilities.

The master bedroom suite extends through a comfortable sitting room with wet bar and balcony, to separate his and her baths, closets and cedar closets, and a private loft room. Eight additional bedroom suites spread across all levels are augmented by a studio apartment above the garage.

The luxury appointments continue into the full daylight lower level, featuring an expansive recreation area with fireplaces and wet bar, multiple lounges, guest bedrooms, cinema, fitness room, mosaic tiled spa bath, wine cellar tasting area, service entrance and quarters for domestic help, and a fully-equipped 3rd kitchen.

Other fine features include a heated paver driveway, five-car garage, light, sound and security systems.

 

www.10501ChapelRoad.com Offered for $9,750,000

FOUAD TALOUT AND PASCALE KARAM

Talout International LLC | Long & Foster

6862 Elm St. Suite 100 | McLean, Virginia

O 703-873-5000 | C 703-459-4141

Fouad.Talout@gmail.com


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Villanova Luxury For the Lover of Fine Living and Finer Cars

This timeless classic in prestigious Northside Villanova, located on 3.5 meticulously maintained, level acres, is a truly elegant Mainline Estate. Entering the grand 2-story center hall with butterfly staircase and marble inlay floors, your eyes are drawn to the bright receiving room overlooking the lovely grounds, stone and slate terraces, large in-ground pool and the stone pool house.

Just off the entrance hall is a spacious and elegant living room with fireplace and French doors to a covered patio. The formal dining room includes a fireplace and a handsome study is appointed with built-in bookcases, paneled walls and fireplace. The expansive design of the culinary kitchen boasts a large center island, multiple prep areas, five Sub-Zero refrigerators, an 8-burner Thermador range and a butler’s pantry with wine cooler, ice maker and separate dishwasher. The adjoining breakfast area includes a fireplace and French doors to the terrace and outdoor grill area.

The spacious master suite includes a fireplace, his and her baths, closets, dressing areas and views of the stately grounds. Three additional bedroom suites with updated baths can also be found on the second floor.

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The third floor includes two additional bedrooms, full bath with adjoining laundry, a kitchenette and a huge entertainment area, making for an ideal in-law suite or space for an au pair. The finished lower level includes an exercise area with full bath and sauna, entertainment area with bar and loads of additional finished storage space.

The great room is perfect for events and every day family entertaining, with a separate entrance and location over the 6 car attached garage. This 1,300 sq. ft. space offers endless possibilities and includes a great room with custom bar, powder room and a paneled billiards room or office.

The exquisite grounds offer privacy, patios and gardens for outdoor events, lighted tennis court, pool and stone pool house. Indoor parking for ten cars, updated systems and many recent improvements complete this classic Mainline Estate. Contact Michael Sivel of The Sivel Group to learn how it can become your home today.

Michael Sivel

The Sivel Group

(214) 248-6540 || (215) 380-1296


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Equestrian & Ranch Living: Waterloo, QC Stables

By Ely Grinfield

Way up in Waterloo is where one can find a fantasy home fit for the horse enthusiast wanting both seclusion and five-star amenities to meet any equestrian needs. The newly developed residence looks like something out of a postcard, with a modern-style home built on a cliff overlooking mountainous area and wide open waters, perfect for raising sport horses while still being in the heart of Quebec, Canada’s premiere horse region.

“The draw of the property is easy access because it’s right off the highway,” says realtor Alexandre Fortin, real estate broker at Via Capitale Missisquoi, “where the facility remains solely professional and when you come off exit 88 of Highway 10, you come into the most prestigious and professional barn.”

The estate on 2 Ch. de l’Horizon is as lavish as it is self-sufficient, with a dreamy, 6,317-square-foot brick home surrounded by 70 acres of usable grazing land. Inside the house you’ll find 5 bedrooms, all with rich wood floors and furnishings. The owner has uninhibited views of Waterloo lake and general Eastern Township woodland scenery. The weather is crisp and mild, and for the chillier winter months, the property includes full-form 36-stall stables and a specially insulated and heated arena, making the location perfect for year-round access. Those who are interested in further development can purchase up to 250 additional acres of land.

Located 40 minutes from Montreal and just 15 minutes from Bromont, the host town of the 2018 World Equestrian Games and the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park, this estate has a prime location for those seriously involved in the profession of horse sport. Other amenities include a guest house, full garage, washer room and lockers, a hayloft, sugar house, trails, paddocks and all other necessities for the well being of horses.

“The ideal homeowner here is someone private who has their head in competition horses,” mentions Fortin. “They will need a place to train and also a place to show.” The region itself hosts a bustling community of homeowners with farms and stables specializing in equestrian showcasing.

Above all, the home and stables can win anyone over with their sheer presentation and adaptability. With full year-round insulation, close proximity to large equestrian communities and scenery that can steal one’s breath, there’s no reason not to make the trek up north to Waterloo, QC Stables.


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Equestrian & Ranch Living: Avalon Ranch, Calabasas, California

By Caitlin Duffy

Whoever declared that it isn’t possible to have your cake and eat it too has never seen Calabasas, California, and they definitely haven’t seen Avalon Ranch.

A quiet suburban area just five miles from Malibu and 20 from Los Angeles, Calabasas is the ideal location for those who seek the vigor of a Southern California lifestyle with the relaxation of pastoral acreage and the privacy that affords. Avalon Ranch can provide you with precisely that, as well as countless other coveted amenities.

If your interest has been piqued, there’s nowhere better to turn for more information than Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty. With a combined 45 years of experience, Dana and Jeff have represented thousands of million dollar listings in the greater Los Angeles area, with more than $80 million in sales during 2014 alone.

Reach out to them, and they’ll be sure to tell you all about this stunning custom home on 90 acres, built and designed for Oscar-winning producer Jim Wilson. At 7,500 square feet, the main home offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms, while the guest home offers one bedroom, 1 bathroom and a loft. A guest suite above the detached 3 car garage has two more bedrooms and a private bath.

Listed at $14.9 million, this working equestrian estate includes a 16-stall center-aisle barn with tack room, jumping arena, a day barn with turn out, grass pastures and miles of private trails, as well as an additional 100 acres available for purchase.

For a day where the horses may need some rest, there are countless other options for spending your time. Whether practicing your serve on the clay tennis court, counting laps in the swimming pool or lounging in the pool pavilion, you’ll be sure to enjoy a healthy dose of California sunshine year round.

If something in town is more to your liking, take a stroll to downtown Calabasas, a town of around 24,000 known for its award winning schools. Or if a night life is what you crave, call an Uber and spend the night in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Malibu. It’s all up to you when you call Avalon Ranch home.


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Equestrian & Ranch Living: The Florida Land Experts

More than Buying and Selling

The business of land is more than buying and selling acreage. It’s about appreciating the beauty and complexity of Florida’s natural land – understanding it, maintaining it, and determining its highest and best use. With broad and deep experience in the specialty of land, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate professionals understand the unique needs of Florida property owners.

Real Life Experience Brings Understanding

The Saunders team brings to each landowner a solid foundation of expertise in the industry of land, from citrus, ranching, and equestrian operations to agribusiness, timber, hunting, and natural lands management. Rare in the industry but particular to CBC Saunders Real Estate is also expertise in government and the politics of real estate, regulatory agencies, and conservation real estate. From small tracts to vast acreages, the team is able to understand and meet the varied real estate needs of landowners.

Aggressive Marketing Commitment

CBC Saunders Real Estate is fully committed to the most important characteristic of your property – its marketing. Listings must be supported by strategic planning, cutting-edge technology, eye catching design and broad distribution. Our commitment accomplishes these goals through full time, in-house marketing professionals, in-house videography production and a one-of-a-kind GIS mapping system – all of which create the quality, customization and professionalism needed to propel a property’s marketing success.

Come visit Saundersrealestate.com to learn more about how The Florida Land Experts can assist you.

 

 


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Equestrian & Ranch Living: A Horse Lovers' Haven

By Natalie Watson

Asheville, North Carolina is arguably one of the best kept secrets in the United States. Between stunning views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, unlimited amounts of outdoor recreational activities and irresistible seasons, it’s hard to deny the inclination to put down roots and start a new adventure here. Not only is Asheville an outdoor enthusiast’s haven – there are riding trails, hiking, camping, climbing and mountain biking opportunities throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains – it’s also a very environmentally conscious place to live. Asheville receives annual accolades from: “Beer City USA” to “Greatest Destination Food Towns in America” to the “World's Friendliest Cities”.

Tyron International Equestrian Center & Resort is the newest equine attraction in the area, offering exciting year-round activities and a variety of accommodation options. The best part of owning an equestrian property in North Carolina is the opportunity to explore hundreds of miles of stunning scenery on horseback. Because of this, people are drawn from all over the world to enjoy equestrian properties in the Asheville area. However, with the strength of the real estate market, quality horse properties are becoming harder to find.

1239 Cane Creek Road is perfectly located in the idyllic and highly desirable Cane Creek Valley. This private, gated, 41-plus acre equestrian estate features amazing year-round mountain views, a barn, riding ring, trails, fenced pastures, a creek and pond. The recently renovated main farmhouse has views from almost every room and two master suites. There is an office, log cabin, two apartments and more. This is where the mountains meet the meadows.

“We have a little something for everyone and I am sure you can find whatever your heart desires,” says Billy Taylor, Broker Associate with Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors. “This is a great place that offers not only an unmatched quality of life but is also an unforgettable place to visit.”

 


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West Coast of Florida: Lakeland

By Cathleen McCann

You really can have it all in Central Florida. Enjoy luxury living at its finest with the added bonus of proximity to some of Florida’s best beaches on either coast, giving you many options and a high quality of life.

“People come to Lakeland to be centrally located yet removed from overcrowded urban areas,” says Leonard Mass, Vice President of Land Development/Florida for Oakbridge Realty in Lakeland, Florida. Close to both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of Florida with many beautiful beaches to choose from, Lakeland is less than an hour from Tampa and Orlando.

One of the most prestigious communities in Central Florida is Grasslands Golf & Country Club, the only private golf and country club in Lakeland. Plentiful recreational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy include a nationally recognized 18-hole championship golf course, Junior Olympic-size pool, five hydra-clay and two hard tennis courts. PGA golf and USPTA professionals are available to provide top-notch instruction.

The Sanctuary is the premier location within Grasslands. Comprised of forty-six Tuscan-style estate villas, each with gated portico courtyard entrances, this maintenance-free community allows you to sit back and enjoy your luxuriously appointed residence. Most homes have waterfront vistas or overlook the 17th and 18th holes of Grasslands.

The “Albarella” model in The Sanctuary won “Home of the Year” by the Polk County Builders Association and took top prize in multiple categories. In addition to the Albarella, the Bellagio and Cortina are the other home models available at The Sanctuary. Square footage for The Sanctuary homes ranges from 3,289 to 4,817.

Each home has top-of-the-line features and the impressive list of amenities offered includes fireplaces, outdoor summer kitchens and custom-designed wine cellars. Oversized garages accommodate two cars plus room for a golf cart, motorcycle or sports car.

Prices start in the low $700,000s. “This is the last opportunity for people to be part of this community,” says Mass. “There are only a limited number of homes left.”


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Posted on: 3/19/2015 at 4:34 PM
Categories: duPont Marketplace | Luxury Real Estate
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