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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Live Large in Dallas - Highland Park

This iconic Highland Park residence has been restored in exquisite detail and expanded to more than 12,000 square feet of sumptuous living space surrounded by lush gardens, water features and multiple outdoor living areas.  Known as the Ferris Mansion, the house was built in 1923 on an oversized corner lot, with prominent craftsmen from the northeastern U.S. and Europe enlisted to execute its elaborate stone, glass and hand carved wood details. 

A three-year restoration and expansion began in 2008 to preserve and amplify the original architect’s Italian Renaissance aesthetic with new infrastructure and a floor plan for modern entertaining and everyday living.  The result is a seamless integration of important architecture, modern convenience and timeless style with six bedrooms, five baths, three half baths, seven living areas inside and three outdoor living areas. 
The front section of the house includes a grand entry hall and two formal living rooms on the first level.  On axis with the living room fireplace, a gallery lined with arched glass doors extends south uniting the formal living areas with an elegant dining room, a spacious kitchen and an incredible two-story paneled library.  A double staircase from the gallery descends to an extraordinary underground entertaining space with a game room, bar, wine cellar, tasting room, theater and gym—all groin vaulted beneath the swimming pool and garden.

The second level of the home features four bedroom suites, a living room, domestic space and the master suite.  Occupying much of the second level of the front of the house, the master suite is private and truly breathtaking with every amenity including a private loggia overlooking the pool.
Mature trees, cut stone walkways and cast stone details frame the beautiful landscape that surrounds the house.  Arched glass doors throughout the main level open to picturesque grounds, terraces and elegant outdoor living areas, uniting the whole property for entertaining and creating a serene and restful daily living environment like no other.

Located near the Dallas Country Club, outstanding schools and the finest dining and shopping venues in Texas.

A native Texan, Alex Trusler is the Executive Vice President and Broker Associate of Trusler-Seale and works with Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty.  He has been helping discriminating clients find the perfect home since 2008.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

Alex Trusler

Karla Adam Trusler

Will Seale

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Once in a Lifetime Ocean View Haven - Santa Barbara, California

This uniquely situated Ocean View Ranch offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for Santa Barbara home buyers. With more than 110 acres of magnificent gardens and horseback riding trails, this marvel on a mountain is a self-sustainable beauty.

Ten thousand avocado and citrus trees line the property, offering seasonal fruits and beautiful blossoms. Described as a fairy tale landscape by Terry Ryken of Compass Montecito, the lush gardens will transport you into another world. Immersing yourself in the landscape gives the feeling of seclusion and tranquility on this vast property.

“It‘s beautiful to see the avocados and the lemons, especially with the smell of the citrus when you enter the meandering roads. I really do love the gardens. The homeowners created something that is so magical and so stunning that you don’t normally see in a property like this,” says Ryken.

Three separate homes are positioned on the property. The grandiose main house sits at the top of the hill, with a spacious three-car garage and secluded guest suite. The Gate House sits below, accommodating guests with two master suites, and offers a consistent rental opportunity from weekend vacationers. The Creek House boasts a professional gym with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Everything one would need is at your fingertips in this self-sustaining estate. Rich, fertile soil affords for the freshest, most succulent fruits and vegetables. The fully-equipped elegant gourmet kitchen boasts floor to ceiling cabinetry, double ovens and a tremendous center island. A breakfast nook anchors the semi-circular space adjacent to the kitchen, yielding 180 degrees of mountain views.

“Near the house you can find many different fruit trees, a vegetable garden and even a fragrant herb garden. Everything is right near the house so you can cut it fresh and cook right from the garden. It not only looks gorgeous, but you have everything you want fresh every day. This is a really special treat that the homeowners created,” Ryken explains.

Terry Ryken and his team at Compass Montecito are prepared to serve your home selling or buying needs. Call for a tour of this property today.

Terry Ryken

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Premier, Modern Desert Living in Arizona - Camelback Mountain, Arizona

Camelback Mountain, which is situated in the midst of Arizona’s most coveted cities—Arcadia, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Biltmore—is revered as one of the most beautiful mountains in the state, providing scenic trails and stunning landscape. 

Located in the heart of Camelback Mountain, near fine restaurants and high end shopping, two finely crafted, modern homes offer potential buyers unobstructed views of Camelback Mountain from every angle. “In both homes, the view is incredible,” states Henry Wang, owner of The Realtor Henry Group. “You can see the mountain from just about everywhere in these homes.”

At 5775 N 44th Street, will appeal to the discerning buyer with an appreciation for ultra-contemporary, modern design.  This luxury property’s design is characterized by the bold lines and cool grays that bring life to contemporary design and provides stunning views.

If your taste is for warmer contemporary design, the 2nd home at 5725 N 44th Street is made for you with a welcoming entry to a custom-built, modern home with a host of amenities and fine details. A grand entrance is characterized by 20-foot ceilings, which highlight the foyer and great room.  A wide-open floor plan and larger than life windows let in an abundance of natural light and allow for breathtaking views of evening sunsets.

Both estates offers great room, game room, five spacious bedrooms, all equipped with walk-in closets, 5 bathrooms, and a flex room designed to suit the needs of the owner.  Only the finest amenity includes a gourmet kitchen with Wolf/Subzero appliances, professionally designed interior with the most advanced touches in every corner, including Switchable Privacy.

Glass! 11-foot tall Power Glass Wall that disappears into the home giving you an additional 1000+ square foot covered patio Outdoor Living area, not to mention another 700-square foot of viewing deck. The four-car garage plus 50-foot RV stall will fit the biggest RV or 8 – 10 cars comfortably.  Pool and spa credit included for designing your very own backyard paradise.  

These two homes represent Arizona living at its finest and are available for immediate delivery.  Both are sure to please the astute buyer.

Offered by:

Amir Dayhimi | Henry Wang
480.540.9535 | 480.221.3112

Revelation Real Estate
4050 S. Arizona Ave, Suite 4
Chandler, AZ  85248

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Palatial Living in the Heart of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

Setting a new record for scale and luxury at a listing price of $50 million is an unprecedented urban estate in exclusive Lincoln Park, on what is “arguably the best residential street in Chicago,” says Matt Leutheuser of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.

Leutheuser, who is co-listing the 25,000 square foot mansion along with Tim Salm, says the details are extraordinary, with materials sourced from around the globe; primarily influenced by classic French architecture and design. 

Nestled in extravagant gardens with fountains, a reflecting pool, and a grand pavilion on over eight contiguous city lots, the realtor says, “You feel like you’re in the middle of the French countryside -- in the middle of the city. To acquire this many contiguous lots in Lincoln Park is next to impossible.” 

Throughout the house, each room is graced with intricate marble and stone work, antique features and elements, magnificent fireplaces and elaborately carved plaster moldings. A spectacular rotunda, with a marble floor and gold leafed staircase soars three levels, crowning the entryway. 

“The wine cellar is absolutely stunning and is modeled after the stables of Versailles,” says Leutheuser. 

This is a home for entertaining on an embassy scale, with multiple expansive living areas, including the ball room, music room, library, media room, and game room, surrounded by windows and flowing out to the fabulous sprawling terrace. There’s an unimaginable amount of outdoor space for entertaining along with impressive manicured gardens which surround the property.

“Absolutely no detail has been overlooked in this home” says Leutheuser, who is recognized as one of the city's top producers by the Chicago Association of Realtors.

Yet, this is an impressively comfortable family home as well, with six bedrooms, including a master suite that redefines luxury, and a bespoke kitchen that’s beyond belief. 

“Perfect,” says Leutheuser, “for the individual that can appreciate the level of detail this home offers and who understands that an opportunity like this may not come along again.  It could take years, if it’s even possible, to put together this amount of land and build this level of home”

Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty
Matt Leutheuser | Tim Salm
312.531.1867 | 312.929.1564

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Rare Tuscan Beauty in Florida's Most Sought-After Private Community - Jupiter, Florida

Located a short mile from warm pristine Atlantic waters sits a stunning, masterpiece estate in the coveted Bears Club, in Jupiter, Florida. This Tuscan beauty is nested amid over an acre of lush green property and encompasses over 17,000-square-feet with 12,555 -square-feet of luxury living space. The estate home is a chip shot away from the 3Rd and 5th hole of the championship course designed by Jack Nicklaus. 

“This estate is just spectacular,” states Billy Nash, Realtor and Team Leader of The Nash Group, a division of The Keyes Company, the largest real estate company in Florida with 2016 volume totaling over 7 Billion. “We love bringing our luxury listings to life.”

And the team at The Nash Group have done just that with 191 Bears Club Drive. Showcasing the unique details and exquisite elements of luxury estates is a specialty at The Nash Group. Through creativity and marketing expertise, The Nash Group gives unprecedented attention to every listing it represents "We understand the refinement and detail that goes into the creation of a luxury home, and we work hard to capture the essence of these properties for our clients both locally and globally,” Nash explains 

The architectural masterpiece at 191 Bears Club Drive boasts seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, which includes a 2200 square-foot master suite oasis. The incredible en suite includes the highest quality in imported materials and refinements. Imported Italian marble covers the floors and walls, leading to a hydrotherapy tub, steam shower, and teak sauna. 

Impeccable materials bring the rest of this finely crafted estate to life as well, with groin vaults and Venetian plaster decorating the walls of the living spaces. The home was designed to show case the owners fine art collection. Nash says 'show case your Picasso's" The gourmet kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line Wolf, Sub Zero, and Miele appliances and a Butler’s Pantry offers an abundance of space for the wine lover. The home was designed to show case the owners fine art collection.

On the first floor is another master suit and airy, high vaulted ceilings, which make the already bright, beautiful space even more open and inviting. Second floor terraces provide the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine while looking out onto a picturesque pool and spa and carefully manicured grounds. 

“This is a premier Florida home in an incredibly desired exclusive neighborhood,” stated Nash. To learn more about this incredible estate, contact Billy Nash at Nash Group today.

The Nash Group
The Keyes Company
Billy Nash
732.998.6377 | 561.713.2438

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Luxury Living in Alpine Woods - Anchorage, Alaska

Imagine the ambience of a secluded Alpine Woods home on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska, with all the facilities to entertain and relax.

Winter and summer sporting adventures are all within 20 minutes. You can ski the Hilltop slopes of the Chugach Range or go hiking in summer, including the famous Flat-Top Mountain with awesome, panoramic views of Anchorage and the Cook Inlet.

Anchorage restaurants and shopping facilities are equally accessible from the mid-Hillside convenience of this home, 20 minutes to Downtown or 5 minutes to Huffman shopping center.

Enjoy 8,000 square feet of luxury living with a solid oak, country feel. Solid wood truss construction with extensive decking and one inch oak floors on entry level.

With 6 Bedrooms and 6 Bathrooms you can accommodate all your friends, or even start your own B&B. The living room provides dramatic volume for formal events, and is well supported by the extensive island kitchen.  Here you will find double islands (one for guest dining bar, plus one large butcher block island), cabinet storage galore, double ovens, two refrigerators, 2 dishwashers plus the 6 burner Viking range. Truly an entertainer's paradise with huge walk-in pantry complimented by separate food preparation room.

The one - acre homesite, in the prestigious Alpine Woods subdivision, is woodsy, yet with city lights and Inlet views to enjoy from the second storey.

Other features of this solid home include 1000 square feet dedicated to the private master suite with generous closet space and ensuite bathroom. In addition, there are 2 recreational areas and one has a fully functioning bar. An ample 3 car garage completes the picture.

Alpine Woods retains a sense of privacy and self-indulgent delight.  The only problem with purchasing this home is that you will never want to leave… but what's wrong with that?  Offered at $1,050,000.


Dave Windsor
RE/MAX Dynamic Properties  
Anchorage, Alaska

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Hunstville’s Premier Retreat Atop Monte Sano Mountain - Huntsville, Alabama

Located at the top of North Alabama's Monte Sano mountain, sits one of the Southeast's signature properties. The 6-acre estate, fully gated, is surrounded by 700 acres of wooded privacy.

"While the property itself is extraordinary, the setting is one of its most appealing features.  Monte Sano is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Alabama," states Pam Nicastro, Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams. "The views from the property are truly breathtaking.

Matching the beauty of its picturesque setting, the 9000-square foot estate at 1271 Becket Drive is constructed with the finest materials, from all over the world.   Every detail has a purpose or special meaning...from the solid mahogany cabinetry and coffered ceilings to imported marble baths.  The architectural detail truly wows owners and guests alike.

The main house is expansive, with walls of windows, again taking in the views of the city below. It accommodates large gatherings or intimate family events.   The property is currently a personal home but is uniquely designed to be transformed into a corporate retreat for any of Huntsville's international businesses.  The grounds are graced with multiple terraces, water features and destinations for relaxing and entertaining.  The Infiniti Pool and two hot tubs are served by a separate pool house which can double as guest quarters, again with spectacular views.


Designed for ample parking, there is also an area to accommodate a helipad on the property.  Additionally, the entire estate is gated, ensuring security, seclusion and privacy.

The Huntsville area, which is a short 30 miles from the Tennessee state line is known for NASA, Military Defense, Bio-tech Research and many High-tech companies.  "We are an international city with amazing culture, arts and technology," states Nicastro.  

Indeed, Huntsville is one of the United States' up and coming cities. The area was just voted number one for STEM graduates, number one in affordability and is a prime location for Fortune 500 companies.

"The Buyer for this property will be owning a world class property in a world class city... currently one of the US' best kept secrets...but not for long," Nicastro adds.

See Aerial Video at You Tube 1271 Becket
Offered at $6.5 million

Keller Williams Realty
Huntsville, AL

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Majestic Oceanfront Penthouse - Palm Beach, Florida

From Miami to Palm Beach, luxury waterfront residences attract the rich and famous. Perhaps one of the most spectacular oceanfront havens can be found at the top of Bellaria, Palm Beach’s most sophisticated enclave set directly on the sand.
The ultra-luxury oceanfront penthouse in the prestigious South Building is a rare find, more like a beach house perched on top of the glamorous building. When you walk in, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.  The sheer majesty and contemporary beauty of this gorgeous southeast corner penthouse wows you, especially when you gaze up at the living room’s soaring 17-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The magnificent sunsets and sunrises make a stunning backdrop when entertaining friends on the multiple terraces (with both ocean and Intracoastal views) or throwing a soiree in the living room, which is complete with a beautiful gas fireplace.

This stunning residence has been impeccably finished, using the highest quality materials, from limestone flooring to the electronic shades and drapery.  Custom designed by the original owner, the spacious interior floor plan boasts three bedroom/bathroom suites, all with terrace access; 4.5 bathrooms, media room, billiard room and family room.
The elegant kitchen is both functional and fantastic. It features Downsview Limited Edition cabinets, with under-cabinet lighting, granite countertops with full backsplash, Sub-Zero 36” refrigerator and freezer, Thermador 48” Pro All Gas range with 6 burners, 12” grill, 2 ovens and 27” Pro warming drawer; Miele built-in coffee system, Franke Potfiller faucet mounted over the range, a Sub-Zero wine bottle cooler and a Franke kitchen faucet with pullout spray.
In addition to the gracious 5,067 interior square feet, this striking penthouse also features 2,124 square feet of panoramic water-view terraces, surrounding the entire south, east and west sides. The penthouse comes with an oversized enclosed air-conditioned two-car garage, with large private storage room and one additional parking space.

Prepare to be pampered. Bellaria offers its residents unequalled privacy, gated security as well as professional concierge services, full beach and pool service, Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, movie theater, social spaces for private entertaining and two tennis courts. With a private pool cabana, you’ll feel privileged to find your coastal luxury hideaway with the finest amenities.

Seaside Properties Group
at Douglas Elliman
Niki Higgins
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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One West: Chestnut Hill’s Premier Condominium Living - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia’s Garden District is one of the region’s most sought after locations for living and playing. Gorgeous neighborhoods, picturesque parks, trails, and an abundance of shopping and dining dot the area within the district. At the center of it all is Chestnut Hill.

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood within the city of Philadelphia, offering the best of city living without the hassle. Nearby Fairmount Park is rich in greenery and trails. Boasting a vibrant, lively community, “Chestnut Hill is this architecturally rich little hamlet that straddles Fairmount Park,” states Michael Sivel, of The Sivel Group. ‘The Avenue’ is a popular, unique cobblestone drag offering the best in shopping and dining. Additionally, Chestnut Hill offers residents an array of activities year-round, including concerts and festivals which bring life to the summer, while winters are spent ice-skating in Fairmount Park. All the while, Philadelphia’s bustling  Center City is just minutes away and easily accessible by one of two train lines that run on the east and west sides of ‘The Avenue.’

Living in such an acclaimed neighborhood is further complimented by exquisite, condominium living at One West. One West has been masterfully constructed to provide residents with unique, refined condominium living right in the heart of Chestnut Hill. The property offers living spaces in multiple sizes from one-bedroom, two bathroom units with a study to an incredible four-bedroom, three and a half bathroom penthouse. One of the most appealing and unique features of One West is an abundance of outdoor space for the units. Nearly every unit offers a terrace, while the penthouse offers a stunning 1800-square-foot outdoor living space. “This is really a unique, one-of-a-kind, contemporary urban lifestyle within the great village of Chestnut Hill,” says Sivel, “There’s nothing else like it in Philadelphia.”



Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
Michael Sivel

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The Top 10 Luxurious Waterfront Properties

Tarpon Springs, Fl
Coastal Properties Group Int'l
Ken Rossi | 727.430.6041


Naples, Florida
John R. Wood Properties
Bill Earls | 239.777.6622


North River Shores, FL
The Stracuzzi Team at RE/MAX Community
Patrick Stracuzzi | 772.283.9991


Useppa Island, FL
The Useppa People, Inc.
Mary McColgan | 239.410.7850

Merritt Island, FL
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Barbara C. Wall & Janice Basile
321.749.2444 | 321.537.7300 |


Bonita Springs, FL
Barry DeNicola Realty
Barry DeNicola | 239.947.6111

Virginia Beach, VA
RE/MAX Alliance
Jeanne West | 757.714.1771

Captiva, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate
McMurray & Nette | 239.850.7888


Tampa, Florida
Palermo Real Estate Professionals
Michael Palermo | 813.629.3181

Hollywood, FL
Palmetto Realty
Anna Zukowski | 561.843.1359

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7 Elements of Great Living - Asheville, North Carolina


In life we seek certain ‘elements' to enhance our lives and create balance. 7 Walnut Grove Lane has seven intriguing elements: nature, relaxation, breath, happiness, love, creativity and energy of life. One can spend summers or winters here with family or entertaining guests and sharing all its wonderful qualities.



This beautiful private estate built on 10 acres of land is the largest of nine residences within the gated community of Walnut Grove Plantation. Skillfully positioned to provide unobstructed breathtaking views of the Great Smokey Mountains coined by the region as ‘Land of Sky’. This impressive home features 10,743.50 square feet under air with an additional 4,000 plus square feet of outdoor sundeck and porch area between three floors all accessible via an elevator. Additional features include six natural stone appointed gas fireplaces, theatre room and wet bar.



“Personally having spent summers and winters at this home I have found it to be utterly enjoyable to experience the comfort and serenity of sitting on the sundeck- relaxing, enjoying company, watching the sunset, wild turkeys and deer roaming the property - absolutely stunning. All of the privacy one could want yet 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

Asheville is known for its exquisite dining with locally grown foods, breweries, wineries, creameries with beautiful waterfalls abound & plenty of outdoor activities to partake in. Everyone that visits, wants to return- this is a wonderful place to live.” says luxury broker Tiara Saint. For additional information please visit website for video and floor plan. Call for price.

Tiara Saint | Broker
United Luxury Properties | Asheville


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Belize Penthouse - Marco Island Florida

Marco Island’s most elegant beachfront penthouse with astounding views of the Gulf of Mexico and its 10,000 Islands!  Top-of-the-line throughout!  Millions spent on build out and decor and it shows. Great sunlight drenches this residence with southern exposure lanais allowing warm days every day. It features exquisite art throughout, including crystal and original paintings, four lanais, electric shades on the windows and a lighting system with at least 2 moods for each room. Guest bedrooms have their own touch pad for music, television or DVD.  This most opulent setting features five bedrooms plus study, five baths and two half baths with 7,165 square feet under A/C (8,327 total sq ft). You will enjoy living and entertaining in a “Voted duPont Registry’s Top 10” Dining Room!



RE/MAX Affinity Plus
Pat Wilkins

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Luxurious Makena Estate - Maui, Hawaii

Located at the southern part of the south resort district of Maui, adjacent to Wailea, is Makena, “a very special place that is hard to describe unless you’ve been there,” says Tom Tezak, Maui real estate specialist and co-owner/broker with Wailea Realty.

Situated in Makena Place -- a gated enclave containing 10 luxurious homes -- is an exquisite 4 bedroom with 2 en-suites upstairs including the master and two downstairs, 4.5 bath, 4,000-square-foot oceanfront retreat recently renovated with stunning detail. The .28-acre lot is the most sought out location within the community with a secluded side yard and easy access to the ocean where you can launch your kayak or paddleboard.

From the moment you walk through the impressive glass front door into the gracious open entry, you're enveloped by the feeling of the warmth and luxury of this island oasis. Travertine floors are throughout the open lower level, expect for carpet in the bedrooms.  Your gaze is immediately directed to an expansive wall of sliding glass pocket doors. Cool ocean breezes sweep through the home when these doors are open, creating an indoor/outdoor space between the living room and covered deck. Here you can captivate your days poolside and watching turtles and whales just off the shore.

A gorgeous wrought iron and wood staircase wraps around to the upper level where you'll find the spacious guest ensuites and master retreat. The master bedroom is a grand island bungalow with grass cloth ceiling and doors that open across the front of the room to a balcony overlooking the picturesque ocean. The master bathroom also has a private, floor-to-ceiling view of the water from the soaking tub.

"I love the home, property and location," says current homeowner of 4950 Makena Place. "But the best thing about this property is the onsite property manager." Having been on site since the beginning, the property manager understands the nuances of Makena Place and meticulously handles all the details of your home.


Entertain guests at either the complex's private sport court with a game of tennis or basketball or the beautiful, hidden crescent beach. Although the community elicits the feeling of living on a remote part of the island, you are a 6-minute drive from some of the best shopping, dining and activities in all of Hawaii.


Tom Tezak
Wailea Realty Corp

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Magnificent Property with Views of the Gulf of Mexico

Magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico are a spectacular feature of this custom-built waterfront estate. The Tierra Verde residence has 12,601 square feet of living space that fully embraces the island lifestyle. It’s perfect for enjoying the great outdoors while offering an elegant setting for entertaining family and friends.

Craftsmanship is evident in the distinctive woodwork of the coffered ceilings, sweeping staircases, two-story wood paneled library and executive office.

From the gourmet kitchen outfitted with commercial appliances, dual master suites, two-story glass walls showcasing breathtaking views, fitness center and media room, every need has been anticipated. The home is designed to enjoy the outdoors with expansive terraces overlooking the Gulf and a pool with a hidden grotto and waterfall.

The crystal Lalique chandeliers and marble finishes, such as the Italian Travertine that covers the entire exterior, and the exquisite marble floors and bathrooms throughout the interior are features that make this five-bedroom, eight-bath home a truly distinctive retreat. Offered at $6,400,000

Judith Holland and Caryn Rightmyer


RE/MAX METRO, Holland & Rightmyer

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