Allure: Luxury Condominium Living on the River

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allure Sales Gallery

239.500.JAXI (5294)

www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com

 


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A Refined European Estate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$10,900,000

Jim Geldien and Mark Ficklin

Arizona Best Real Estate - Anne Craig Group

480-874-9246

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Travelers' Choice Award - Destination: Ambergris Caye, Belize

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sandy Point Real Estate

www.sandypointrealestate.com

+501-610-1978

 

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Florida's Finest Country Club

by Monica Cavanaugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Realty At Boca West, LLC

Boca Raton, Florida

561.300.6898

 

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Timeless Sophistication

by Cathleen McCann

Legendary fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been making his mark around the world by designing elegant buildings that garner high praise for their timeless sophistication, his hallmark. The Miami Beach area is the site of his latest project—The Residences by Armani/Casa located in the beautiful Sunny Isles Beach community.

“We are the first and only Armani branded building in the United States,” says Gil Dezer, president and owner of Dezer Development in New York and Miami, and partner in the project.

“They don’t just give their name to anyone.” The Related Group, well-known developers in South Florida, are also partners in the project. “Together, we make a great team,” Dezer notes. “We are trusted people who are known for delivering an excellent product.”

Internationally renowned architect César Pelli’s design for this fiftysix story oceanfront condominium project is a contemporary glass tower that beautifully compliments the Atlantic Ocean. Transparent terraces, glass window walls and intimate private outdoor spaces that open onto the beach are just a few of the architectural details.

The building has 308 luxury residences with an average size of 3,000-square-feet. There are three “flow thru” apartments per floor that have views of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and views of the Atlantic Ocean on the other side. Prices range from $2-million to $9-million. “Buyers get a great value here compared to other parts of  Miami,” Dezer notes.

An extensive array of amenities give the feel of being in a luxury hotel and resort, yet with all the benefits of a private residence. The amenities include an Armani Privé lounge, an elegantly appointed cigar room, a temperature-controlled and humiditycontrolled wine room and a two-story indoor/outdoor spa. And of course, the beach.

“Pre-sales are going quickly,” says Dezer. “Sixty percent of the units are sold already and we haven’t even begun construction.”

Construction begins in December 2015 and is estimated to take thirty-six months to complete.

www.rbacmiami.com

 

786-629-1660


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Live The Dream: Aventura, Florida

Rosa Iverson is selling her dream home in the sky. Located in the Williams Island community of Aventura, Florida and perched on the 24th floor of the Villa Marina building, the glittering contemporary spread is everyone's dream come true.

Iverson’s story is familiar – the successful Wall Street player grows tired of the fierce winters up north and escapes to the white sands of the Sunshine State – but Iverson tells it like a modern fairy tale, and what she’s selling lives up to the hype.

“You know what they say about reality being stranger than fiction?” she asks. "Well, that has been my life in many ways and this beautiful home is a large part of it."

 

This property is actually two units joined at the hip by sleek slabs of Italian marble and walls covered in soundproof silk, Venetian plaster or onyx. It boasts over 5,000 square feet (including all balconies), offers two master suites, two guest rooms, one of which has been turned into a devine custom dressing room, three distinct living rooms and a showstopper of a kitchen, dripping in Miele, Dacor and Sub Zero.

Iverson has dressed the home to the nines with timeless neutrals – a perfect balance to the natural drama beyond the sweeping expanse of windows and glass balcony doors. Speaking of that…“Aaaaaah, these amazing VIEWS!” she exclaims. She’s standing on one of four enormous balconies, each of which can claim its own stunning vista and where one can hear a pin drop. To the west, sparkling city lights. To the east, Williams Island’s private harbor, and just beyond that, Dumfoundling Bay, beyond that, the pristine Atlantic as far as the eyes can see.

Should one want to descend from this paradise, Williams Island offers world-class service, including 24-hour valet, concierge, bellman, two 5 star restaurants, tennis courts as well as the top fitness facility in a South Florida resort-style, with pool and harbor. The asking price of this glorious property is $3,100,000.

Realtors are encouraged to present screened prospective buyers and will receive 3% of the selling price upon the closing of the transaction.

“The day I sign the contract,” says Iverson with a gentle laugh, “I know my eyes will tear-up." Just be sure to bring some tissues.

ROSA IVERSON

Aventura, Florida

305.466.3147

rmi016@aol.com

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Grand Chateau Estate

One of the most significant residential estates ever created in Green Bay, Wisconsin, minutes from Lambeau Field and the main interchange featuring a magnificent new construction French chateau with 27,699 under roof with a 2 story walkout resting on approximately 34.869 acres of private woods, 2 ponds and an additional 3.6 acres in front of the estate. Nestled in a wooden sanctuary with deer and turkeys galore, this estate also boasts 2 ponds stocked full with brown trout, croppies and walleye. A luxuriant, private hunting and fishing haven for the avid wild life enthusiast.  This estate in located on a cul de sac featuring only three homes in the development.  This estate has no equal. 

Designed by Jim La Plant of La Plant Architecture and constructed by Marty Brice Construction, the construction quality and materials used are unsurpassed.  This seven bedroom, 8 full baths and 3 half-bath Chateau is recognized as one of the most exquisite homes built in Green Bay, Wisconsin to be complete late spring.

Inside this unique French estate, the grand stepped entrance is complete with Idlewild Riff cut marble, leading to a salon warmed by a masonry fireplace.  The formal dining room welcomes guests with a built-in buffet and another fireplace nestled in a travertine marble wall. The largest of the kitchen’s three islands shines with a polished nickel pot rack over head a 15-foot cooking center. Nearby, a spacious breakfast area overlooks the beautiful ponds and vast wilderness. 

Six bedroom suites are designed for the most lavish lodging, featuring joined bathrooms with double vanities and private showers, Calcutta Gold marble tiled bed walls with mirror inserts, raised sitting areas and adjoining library loft spaces. The game room opens up with 3 large radius windows, accented by an oversized iron chandelier with space to accommodate a 100-inch television and billiard table.

The property is even home to a ballroom, which boasts 25 foot ceilings and masonry brick walls, all finished with La Bone Cre’me stone flooring. 

GDC Properties

Gary DeCaster

920-371-2923

Listing Agent Todd Gridley


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Boca Raton, Florida

Welcome to the magnificent Empire-Estate,an iconic and beautifully designed compound situated on a sprawling lot with expansive lake and golf views. This extraordinary estate is located within the ultra-exclusive, gated enclave of the Island at Boca West Country Club, the crown jewel of Custom Estates at Boca West. Perfectly suited for high-end entertaining and the location of choice for music videos for Hollywood's A-list Celebrities, this stately residence comprises 11,776 total square feet and features 6 bedrooms, 7.5-bathroom, a state-of-the-art movie theatre, private office, multi-car and golf cart garages, lavish pool and lush landscaping. Master bedroom grand suite is extraordinary with spacious separate dressing rooms, separate his/her bathrooms, gorgeous sitting area and covered balcony overlooking one of the four championship golf courses at Boca West Country Club.

Boca West Country Club is located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida and features four 18-hole championship courses that have been skillfully designed by three of the legendary golf course architects of our time, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio. This exceptional club also offers 30 tennis courts, spectacular and unmatched fitness, aquatic and spa center for the most discerning Club connoisseur. Residents also experience a plethora of social activities all year round including numerous lectures, classes, grand ballroom formal events and outings ranging from art, theatre, singles get togethers, day trips and cruises!

Exclusive Offering | $2,750,000

Boca Executive Realty, LLC

www.BocaExecutive.com


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Rare Air in Illinois

The Agency presents this once in a lifetime opportunity to own The Michael Jordan Estate in Highland Park, Illinois. NBA superstar Michael Jordan has changed the face of sports forever. He reached the top of his game through tireless dedication and hard work. It’s only fitting, then, that the property owned by such a man should be just as legendary.

Michael Jordan’s residence is a physical monument to his success; it’s the perfect place to share his story and create your own with generations to come. The 56,000 square foot property is nestled among more than seven immaculately landscaped acres of living evergreens, behind a private gated entrance emblazoned with Jordan’s signature number 23. Equipped with every conceivable luxury amenity, the home affords its owner the ultimate in privacy, serenity and security.

Extensively refreshed in 2009, the estate features a sumptuous three-story, 6 bedroom primary residence and a generously appointed 3 bedroom guest wing connected to the main home by a sky-lit entertaining pavilion, totaling 9 bedrooms and 15 baths to host friends and family. The extensive outdoor entertaining area features a kitchen perfect for alfresco dining, a huge circular infinity pool with an island and a private pond.

Ever the athlete, Jordan made sure to equip his home with every amenity needed to stay in top form. The home is complete with a fitness studio, tennis court and private putting green. Perhaps most compelling for superfans, Jordan played some epic faceoffs in his full-size, NBAquality basketball gymnasium. The court features his signature Jumpman logo at center court, and the name “Jordan” emblazoned across each baseline. The off-court amenities continue with a home theater, card room, salon, 500-bottle custom wine cellar, humidor and more.

Purchasing this property is like owning a piece of history. This home, infused with moments from the life of Michael Jordan, is the ultimate sports and entertainment estate. Offered at $14,855,000.

The Agency 

www.StartYourLegend23.com


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Spanish Inspired Masterpiece

by Lauryn Howell

Pensacola may not be Florida’s best known city, but it’s certainly one of the most historically significant, serving as the site of one of the first European settlements. This rich history has laid the foundation for the development of a charming downtown district that has recently gone through a renaissance.

Much of the early Spanish architecture was restored and can now be seen lining the streets accompanied by world class restaurants, shops and art galleries. From shows at the theater, to live music performances at local venues, there’s never a dull night in downtown Pensacola. The neighboring Muscogee Wharf lays claim to a remarkable estate that is so breathtakingly beautiful it is said to have been the catalyst behind the downtown renaissance. The architecture of this 7,500 square foot home is a stunning combination of Mediterranean and classic Hollywood designs. The interior is simply sophisticated with Venetian plaster wall finishes, oversized cypress beams, Italian tiles and CalcattaGold marble throughout.

The expansive outdoor terrace, complete with a bar, fireplace and kitchen, provides residents with the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy their gorgeous view of Pensacola Bay. The office and fitness rooms also cater to these striking panoramas. Additionally, both a waterfront fountain and English garden are present in the rear of the home. Last but not least take the elevator to the third-level media room, which boasts a large screen TV, custom Walnut Wood bar, wrap-around views, a private terrace, its own kitchen and seperate men’s and women’s powder rooms. 

The home, known as 19 Wharf, is listed by the Mark Lee Team of Levin Rinke Resort Realty, the number one independent real estate company in Pensacola, Gulf Beach and Pensacola Beach. Fifteen year veterans to the industry, The Mark Lee team has helped unite countless clients with their dream properties, but they all unanimously agree that no residence is quite as prominent in downtown Pensacola as 19 Wharf.

 

Offerred at $3,999,000. For more information go to 19wharf.com or www.markleeteam.com.

The Mark Lee Team 

www.markleeteam.com


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The Essence of the Caribbean

by Lauryn Howell

Everyone has one vacation destination that stole a special place in their heart. For many, this coveted location is none other than the Virgin Islands. The desire to relive these precious memories keeps visitors coming back year after year, and many eventually choose to seek an island property of their own.

The nature of the islands does not generally cater to larger homes; however, sitting on the list of exclusive properties is a 14,000 square foot masterpiece on St. Thomas. This estate overlooks the Atlantic Coast and every room caters to the absolutely breathtaking views. Its eight bedrooms, eight full baths and convenient elevator make it ideal for entertaining family and friends, while the pool provides the perfect place for everyone to relax and unwind. Privacy and security are ensured by the gated entrance, 24 hour on-site security and state of the art alarm systems. 

The nearby town offers many dining options, but this home is located next to the prestigious Mahogany Golf Course, which boasts two exquisite restaurants of its own. Along with top of the line fishing and diving, the area is also known for its world class sailing and hosts many tournaments each year. Every exciting race is easily viewable from the private balcony of the home. This property joins many others on a list of gorgeous homes for sale by April Newland, the Owner/ Broker Newland Real Estate.

According to April, the views from this property are one of a kind. She explains that, “Early in the spring residents can watch the migrating whales pass, which is truly a majestic sight." Having grown up in the area, April can answer any question about this stunning estate.

April Newland, Newland Real Estate

www.vibeachfrontproperties.com


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Classic New England: Architectural Style and Modern Comfort

By Cathleen McCann

Midway between Boston and New York is the southeastern Connecticut town of Norwich. Nicknamed “The Rose of New England,” this small city in New London County has a lovely architectural downtown and many year round local activities. The Northeast’s larger cities, the Long Island Sound and the Rhode Island shore are all just a short drive away.

One of Norwich’s premier properties is located at 54 High Meadows Lane. This 7,000-square-foot custom Arts & Crafts-style home is the ultimate blend of modern comfort and architectural style. “There is superior quality and craftsmanship throughout the home,” says Dave Thomas, Exceptional Properties Specialist with William Raveis Real Estate in Mystic, Connecticut, representing the property.

The $1.2-million home has four bedrooms and is filled with exceptional materials and features, including an office with a green marble fireplace and mahogany cherry stained coffered ceiling, a large gourmet kitchen with a terracotta floor and a living room with a cozy fireplace nook for relaxing by the fire. The octagonal shaped dining room has a hand painted mural and a cherry trimmed ceiling, while a well-appointed master suite has its own refreshment center. The family room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, cedar walls and a cathedral ceiling, and connects to a screened-in porch with slate floors.

A second family room located on the lower level has a kitchenette and opens up to the patio and outdoor entertaining area with a heated in ground pool and spa. The home has large French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to take advantage of the seasonal changes and wonderful vistas. The property also includes a pond stocked with blue gill and small mouth bass.

Set on twelve handsome acres of pasture, gentle rolling hills and woods, the professionally landscaped grounds blend seamlessly into the surrounding native scenery—its New England beauty ever changing with the four seasons. “This home is the perfect tranquil retreat,” says Thomas. “It offers both privacy and convenience.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Classic New England: Architectural Style and Modern Comfort

By Cathleen McCann

Midway between Boston and New York is the southeastern Connecticut town of Norwich. Nicknamed “The Rose of New England,” this small city in New London County has a lovely architectural downtown and many year round local activities. The Northeast’s larger cities, the Long Island Sound and the Rhode Island shore are all just a short drive away.

One of Norwich’s premier properties is located at 54 High Meadows Lane. This 7,000-square-foot custom Arts & Crafts-style home is the ultimate blend of modern comfort and architectural style. “There is superior quality and craftsmanship throughout the home,” says Dave Thomas, Exceptional Properties Specialist with William Raveis Real Estate in Mystic, Connecticut, representing the property.

The $1.2-million home has four bedrooms and is filled with exceptional materials and features, including an office with a green marble fireplace and mahogany cherry stained coffered ceiling, a large gourmet kitchen with a terracotta floor and a living room with a cozy fireplace nook for relaxing by the fire. The octagonal shaped dining room has a hand painted mural and a cherry trimmed ceiling, while a well-appointed master suite has its own refreshment center. The family room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, cedar walls and a cathedral ceiling, and connects to a screened-in porch with slate floors.

A second family room located on the lower level has a kitchenette and opens up to the patio and outdoor entertaining area with a heated in ground pool and spa. The home has large French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to take advantage of the seasonal changes and wonderful vistas. The property also includes a pond stocked with blue gill and small mouth bass.

Set on twelve handsome acres of pasture, gentle rolling hills and woods, the professionally landscaped grounds blend seamlessly into the surrounding native scenery—its New England beauty ever changing with the four seasons. “This home is the perfect tranquil retreat,” says Thomas. “It offers both privacy and convenience.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Classic New England: Quintessential Mediterranean

By Cathleen McCann

An idyllic gem of a town located on the Hudson River, Irvington, New York is one of the most sought after places to live in Westchester County. Its historic past, beautiful natural setting and gracious homes are just some of its distinguishing features.

Known as Millionaire’s Row during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Irvington was the summer residence of many notable families, such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Astors. Only a handful of these large estates still exist, including Villa Verde, one of Westchester’s premier properties.

“This charming river town is pretty near perfect,” says Vicki Wessel, who is representing the property along with Pam Eskind. Both are brokers for William Raveis Legends Realty Group. “It is a tranquil place to live, yet you have an easy commute to Manhattan, only nineteen miles and a quick train ride away.”

Set on over two acres of beautiful, private grounds, Villa Verde is a spectacular compound consisting of a 11,357-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, a three-car heated garage, a separate 3,000-square-foot guest house with three bedrooms and a 2,000-square-foot pool house featuring a heated indoor pool with diving board and sauna plus an additional two-car heated garage. The compound is able to accommodate many people, making it the perfect year-round home or corporate retreat.

Villa Verde, lovingly restored to maintain historic details, incorporates contemporary updates such as a custom kitchen and state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems. Soaring ceilings, marble and wide-plank wood floors, intricately carved stone fireplaces and stained glass windows and doors are just some of the features that can be found throughout.

Its stucco and terracotta roof exterior is complemented by bluestone patios, an outdoor fireplace, formal gardens and expansive lawn. Private access to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail makes it easy to maintain an active lifestyle.

“Every room of this house reflects a perfect blend of timeless character and modern living,” says Eskind. “It is the quintessential Mediterranean property.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Classic New England: Coastal Jewel

By Cathleen McCann

Just twenty-five miles northeast of Manhattan is the beautiful coastal town of Rye, New York. This highly desirable community in Westchester County is only six square miles in size, yet its prime location attracts buyers looking for that perfect waterfront home with easy access to New York City.

One of Rye’s best properties is located at the end of a private cul-de-sac at 4 Sackett Landing. This spectacular 4,686-sqaure-foot Nantucket Colonial waterfront home is set on nearly two acres of land with sweeping panoramic views of the Long Island Sound and Kirby Mill Pond. The waterfront light in the $7.5-million home is extraordinary, making the views beautiful from dawn to dusk.

“This superbly built home was architecturally designed to maximize both the space and the site,” says Nancy Everett, associate broker with William Raveis Prestigious Homes in Rye, who is representing the home for sale. “The home’s open floor plan and expansive porch and patio offer endless opportunities for entertaining both inside and outside.”

Beautifully crafted with the finest materials and an attention to detail, the impeccably maintained home has three floors of living space. Its features include 200-year-old reclaimed wood wide plank floors, two stone fireplaces made with stones excavated from the site, custom cherry paneling and coffered ceilings. Generously sized windows and doors provide stunning waterfront views from every room in the home. A cedar shingle roof and wood shingle exterior beautifully complement the professionally designed gardens.

A perfect home for boaters, the property is near a boatyard and has the potential for a dock to be built on site. “The property extends well beyond the reinforced seawall into the protected cove of the sound,” Everett explains.

This unique waterfront home opportunity makes for a great year-round home or weekend retreat. “You feel like you are on vacation, but you are so close to all that Rye has to offer and so close to New York City.”

 

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Posted on: 11/5/2015 at 4:48 PM
Categories: duPont REGISTRY Featured Properties | Luxury Real Estate
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