The River Road Estate | Louisville, Kentucky

Tucked away next to Little Goose Creek, one of the Ohio River’s quiet tributaries, sits one of Kentucky’s greatest mansions on a 158 acre estate.

Just eight miles away from downtown Louisville and Churchill Downs, this equestrian property is both the perfect place to call home and to host your Derby party, with ample space for two and four-legged guests. The River Road Estate offers four houses on the property and a claim to America’s architectural history.

The entire estate was designed by the Olmstead Brothers, Frederick and John, whose father is known for designing and developing New York City’s Central Park. The main home is a 14,000 square foot mansion built in 1905 that has been restored to perfection. Chandeliers adorn nearly every room within, while wooden floors and large, bright windows maintain an airy and comfortable feel. The main foyer features a marble floor with paneled walls and ceilings, eliciting a classic beauty rarely found inrecently built homes.

Another 20,000 square feet has been dedicated to the historic barn. An apartment for a caretaker accompanies 24 stalls, with a large outdoor riding arena for equestrian use directly adjacent. In addition to the barn and main mansion, there’s also a 3,500 square foot carriage house and two 900 square foot homes, as well as an indoor pool for year-round enjoyment.

Yet one of the estate’s most notable features is the driveway. Nearly a mile long and set behind a secure gate, it meanders through the grounds’ mature trees and beautiful vistas, over creeks and around a few hills before arriving at the heart and main home. A beautiful Sunday drive through the countryside of Kentucky won’t even require leaving the grounds.

It’s an opportunity to live and own and part of American History for only $20,000,000, with excellent potential for development.

J. FERNANDO DAVILA

First Realty Group, Principal Broker

Louisville, KY 40207

502.426.9292 | realty@jfd.net

 

MARILYN HOFFMAN

Hoffman International Properties

Lexington, KY

859.523.2812 | marilynhoffman@sbcglobal.net

www.RiverRoadEstate.com | www.MarilynHoffmanRealtor.com

 


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Port Royal Beauty in Naples, Florida

The approach to this waterfront home is majestic. Enter through the impressive gates of 3373 Rum Row, drive along a mature tree lined brick paved road and arrive in a reception area wrapped in flowers and fountain sprinkled pools.

Beyond the massive mahogany entrance doors are thoughtfully defined sanctuaries for reflection and repose.

The architectural fusion of beauty and function flourish throughout this Port Royal residence. Rich in selected earthen ingredients, the home flows seamlessly toward the broad and far-reaching natural waters beyond. The structure is admirable in every respect, but the residence was built to be enjoyed as a home. It is appealing to every generation, most especially to those who have a “joie de vivre” to take advantage of a lifestyle only a few other homes in the world can offer.

A sophisticated security system allows peace of mind. The state of the art theater is incomparable and the winner of three prestigious awards. Accomplished chefs would covet the kitchen capabilities; in keeping with today’s lifestyle, it was designed to be the heart of family activities. The cantilevered design of the superb family room permits large sliding doors.

Numerous dining areas, inside and outside, accommodate changing desires for mood and setting. Most are casual, but a graceful dining room and an elegant living room are beautifully situated to assure formal experiences when desired.

Attention to interior lighting scenes sets the pathways beautifully. An extraordinary variety of outdoor lights allow timeless enjoyment without interfering with the romance of the natural starlight of crystal clear evenings.

The zero edge pool area with its surrounding entertainment areas and upper sun deck is a functional work of art. The dock has easily accommodated a significant yacht, and provides lifts for an additional boat and four jet skis without compromising the natural scenic environment beyond.

The home has been immaculately maintained and is ready for immediate enjoyment. Offered at $14,750,000.

 

CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC

239.213.0800

792 Broad Avenue South | Naples, Florida

www.NaplesLuxuryHomes.com

 


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“The View” - A Vancouver Island Estate

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada By Lauryn Howell

Transforming 43 empty acres of waterfront property into the site of a 16,216 square foot masterpiece is no easy feat, but former Alberta Rancher Gary Anderson managed to do just that. It took nearly five years to bring his dream home into reality, but his completed Vancouver Island estate is nothing short of magnificent.

The exterior of the home, accessed through a custom wrought iron gate, boasts a concrete tiled roof, solar heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, guest house, ten granite patios/decks and, lastly, a helipad. Adding to this already impressive list is an onsite workshop equipped with lifts, tool rooms, 5 over head doors and enough space to store an RV.

Although the helicopter pad grants incredible ease of access, the home is just 20 minutes from Victoria International Airport. It’s also close to picturesque downtown Victoria, known for its abundant galleries, quaint tea rooms and unique restaurants.

In designing his estate, Gary Anderson ensured only the highest quality materials with the lowest maintenance necessary were used. He always paid close attention to the home’s ability to take advantage of the absolutely breathtaking views of the Saanich Inlet. It’s these panoramas that earned the home its fitting nickname, “The View.”

While the breathtaking views may draw residents outdoors, the interior offers its own impressive list of amenities, including two theater rooms, one with a game room, and a wine cellar and fitness room. Each of its 7 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms is uniquely elegant, but it’s the master suite, complete with walk in closets, a fireplace and private deck with ocean views, that truly epitomizes the luxury of this home.

Vancouver Island’s stunning natural scenes rank it among the best. This luxurious estate offers residents the ability to fully immerse themselves in this raw beauty, enjoying it to the fullest, each and every day.

 

ISLAND HOUSE SELLERS

290.294.MOVE (6683)

info@islandhomesellers.com

IslandHouseSellers.com

6720willispoint.com

 


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Top 10s of 2015: Southwest Properties

Houston, TX

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Diane Kingshill | 713.248.4900

dkingshill@marthaturner.com

www.marthaturner.com

 

Palm Springs, CA

Windermere Real Estate

Scott Histed | 760.864.1200

scotthisted@windermere.com

www.scotthisted.com

 

Gilbert, AZ

Geneva Real Estate & Investments

Tina Garcia | 602.451.8462

Tinasells4u@gmail.com

www.TinaSellsArizona.com

 

Lake Tahoe, NV

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Claudia Thompson & Lexi Cerretti

775.233.4014 | 775.833.1646

www.BuyTahoeHomes.com

 

Paradise Valley, AZ

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe |602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

Paradise Valley, AZ

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe |602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

Woodlands, TX

Engel & Volkers Houston

Brooks Ballard | 713.522.7474

Brooks.ballard@evusa.com

www.brooksballard.evusa.com

 

Crosby, TX

Engel & Volkers Houston

Brooks Ballard | 713.522.7474

Brooks.ballard@evusa.com

www.brooksballard.evusa.com

 

Colleyville, TX

Engel & Volkers Dallas

Roxann Taylor |817.312.7100

roxann.taylor@evusa.com

Roxanntaylor.evusa.com

 

Houston, TX

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Diane Kingshill | 713.248.4900

dkingshill@marthaturner.com

www.marthaturner.com


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Reunion Resort Orlando: Orlando, Florida

By Lauryn Howell

Every year millions of people travel from around the world to Orlando, Florida to enjoy its world class attractions and sparkling Florida sunshine. But there’s much more to Orlando than what visitors can find inside the gates of a theme park. Orlando is just a short drive from some of Florida’s best beaches and lays claim to several professional sports teams and a convenient international airport. Another, slightly hidden, Orlando gem is the Reunion Resort.

Reunion Resort offers exclusive residences ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 square feet that are, unlike many comparable resorts, completely customizable. Owners of the larger models have incorporated things such as bowling alleys, home theaters, swimming pools, arcades, outdoor bars and even golf simulators into their homes. In the words of Matthew Montalvo, a vacation home rental expert and Realtor with HomesSalesNearDisney.com, “The homes themselves have become an attraction that the whole family can enjoy.”

Adding to the charm of this one-of-a-kind resort neighborhood are the golf courses designed by three pros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Of course, no trip to Orlando would be complete without a visit to a theme park or two, and Reunion Resort’s location makes day trips a breeze. It’s also only 20 minutes from the international airport, making it a location that truly cannot be rivaled.

Unlike your typical hotel stay, these vacation homes are an opportunity to invest. Thanks to Florida’s unbeatable weather, the vacation rental market in Orlando is not seasonal, giving Reunion Resort home owners the opportunity to rent out their homes year round.

Whether it’s a little bit of that Disney magic or just Florida’s unbeatable weather, there’s something that keeps millions coming back to Orlando year after year. Contact them now to stay in a vacation home, experience the resort in person and discover that there’s no better way to enjoy this coveted vacation destination than from the convenience of owning a luxurious home in Reunion Resort.

 

HOME SALES NEAR DISNEY, LAROSA REALTY

Matthew Montalvo

863-420-7247

info@HomeSalesnearDisney.com

www.HomeSalesnearDisney.com

 


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Rocky Mountain Turnkey Ranch: Loveland, Colorado

By Cathleen McCann

“Turnkey mansions” are one of the hottest real estate trends in the luxury marketplace. These move-in ready, fully furnished mansions are in high demand with second homebuyers, celebrities and foreign buyers looking for a complete luxury experience from the minute the property is theirs.

“You only need your toothbrush and favorite pillow on closing day,” says Geoffrey Thompson, partner with TurnkeyMansions Realty in Loveland, Colorado. “Absolutely everything is included in the home sale.”

High-end buyers understand that the benefits of turnkey mansions include time savings and cost savings. “They can move in and enjoy a five star home on day one,” Thompson says. “There is no time or expense spent furnishing a home or stress from packing and unpacking a move.”

Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the Fort Collins/Loveland area of Northern Colorado, is a beautiful, Santa Fe-style, turnkey mansion ranch offered by private sale through Thompson’s firm. This $2.3-million, 4,766-square-foot modern ranch is situated on 35 acres of picturesque landscape, hiking trails, flowing creeks and mountain streams. Its 5,700-foot altitude provides clean, crisp mountain air and an abundance of wildlife.

This idyllic mountain home blends beautifully with the landscape while offering 360-degree views. The four-bedroom home comes with everything, including furniture and a baby grand piano. It has an impressive array of amenities, such as a fun entertaining space fashioned after a classic 1960s malt shop, self-sustaining back ups and redundant systems throughout. A naturally formed outdoor shooting range has the latest range equipment. A three-car garage comes with a 4WD Land Rover LR4 and a John Deere tractor.

“This gem of a five star home is just an hour from Denver and fifteen minutes from Fort Collins,” says Thompson. “You get that blessed feeling of living on one of the most picturesque mountains in the world, yet you’re still just minutes from town.”

 

TURNKEY MANSIONS

John Sokoll, Broker

970.744.8411

John@TurnkeyMansions.com

TurnkeyMansions.com

 


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Round Lake Estate: Charlevoix, Michigan

By Lauryn Howell

When the founder of an award winning boat brand designs and builds a home from the ground up, one can certainly expect exceptional attention to detail. However, this Round Lake, Michigan estate defies even the wildest of expectations. No measure of comfort or luxury was spared in the design of the 10,437 square foot residence, featuring architecture expertly catered to the 102 feet of Round Lake frontage.

The three story main house is complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths, as well as a nanny’s apartment. Also present are a top-of-the-line kitchen with breakfast nook, butler’s pantry, living room and sunken bar with views of the boat house, a grand dining room, a theater room, a fully equipped outside deck and a fitness room. Each room is as extravagant as the next, teeming with rich mahogany accents, warm fire places, wooden floors and plush carpeting. While it may not seem possible, this estate has yet another crowning feature.

The entire residence was built around a private boat house with a completely insulated interior, finished in beautiful cypress wood. As if the 3 slips, 7 de-icers, 22 electric hoists and 9 hose bibs weren’t convenient enough, the boat house is attached to a woodshop containing 4 hoists of its own and a 40 foot long restoration room.

In the words of Pat O’Brien, Owner/Broker at Pat O’Brien & Associates, “This boat house lacks absolutely nothing.” Catering even further to boating enthusiasts, Round Lake’s deep canals allow access to countless other destinations.

To put it simply, there is nothing ordinary about this home. From the artfully designed interior, to the one of a kind boat house, there is not a single detail that has gone unnoticed. For more information on this property, visit PatOBrien.com.

 

PAT O’BRIEN & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE

Pat O’Brien

O 231.582.1700 | C 231.675.6677

pat@PatOBrien.com

www.PatOBrien.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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Fly-In Communities: Elk River, North Carolina

Set high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, at an average elevation of over 4000 feet, is the Elk River Club, the ultimate in exclusive mountain community living.

“For those with an active lifestyle, the Elk River Club has a lot to offer,” says Rick Foster of Elk River Realty. “Developed by brothers Harry and Spencer Robbins in the 1980's, the club is North Carolina’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, and ranks among the top 10 best golf courses in the state. In addition to outstanding golf, we have an incredible mountain top Saddle club and Equestrian center, miles of tree lined riding and hiking trails, catch and release trout fishing, and a great tennis facility. We've recently expanded our Swimming, Fitness and Wellness Center to include everything from state of the art Nautilus exercise equipment to Pilates and yoga.”

While a range of activities abound in the Elk River Club, one special amenity that really sets the community apart is its on-site jetport.

The Elk River Club has the only private jetport in the area, with its own 4,600 foot runway. For those with access to corporate or private aircraft, or who choose to take advantage of the community’s charter arrangement, getting to and from Elk River is a breeze.

Rick and his team are real estate specialists of the Elk River Club, and deal exclusively with properties in the community. Residential options at Elk River range from villas and townhomes, to spacious golf cottages to magnificent mountain top estate homes. Homes in the community share a common architectural theme, and incorporate native materials such as cedar, popular bark, and hand-cut field stone into their construction.

With a unique collection of amenities, a true community feeling and ideal weather for both summer residents and those who like the change of seasons, it would be hard to imagine an area that compares to the Elk River Club.

“Elk River provides a place with every opportunity to bring together those who matter most, and create memories that last a lifetime", says Rick. “No matter what you envision your family's ideal mountain community to be, you will find it at Elk River.”

539 Banner Elk Highway

Banner Elk, North Carolina

ElkRiverClub.com | info@elkriverclub.com


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Featured Property: Elk Mountain Lodge in Aspen, Colorado

It’s hard to stand out in Aspen Real estate… or perhaps not.

Nestled in the Castle Creek Valley approximately 10 miles from downtown Aspen, Colorado lie The Elk Mountain Lodge Properties. Consisting of 4 separate and distinct parcels totaling 82.6 acres, there are a total of 13 buildings including the 14,987 square foot main lodge, additional single family homes, historic cabins, and recreation and maintenance facilities.

The sophisticated creature comforts and the unmatched amenities combine to create the quintessential mountain compound. The homes and cabins feature a total of 28 bedrooms, 25 baths, 5 half baths, state-of-the-art life safety, security and home automation systems, recreation and entertainment hall, indoor sports court, walk-in temperature and humidity controlled wine room, and multiple spas.

Additionally, several aerated and trout-stocked ponds, breathtaking views, and extreme privacy create an awe-inspiring experience enveloped in rustic charm. Offered turn-key furnished for $100,000,000. www.EMLAspen.com.

For a private viewing please contact Craig Morris of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty.

CRAIG MORRIS | 970-379-9795

Craig.Morris@SIR.com | www.CraigMorris.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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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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West Coast of Florida: Naples

By Lauryn Howell

Named after the stunning Italian city, Naples perfectly embodies Florida Living while adding its own unique charm. While it exhibits the unbeatable weather, endless coast lines and sugar sand beaches we all love, Naples is much more than your basic Florida getaway.

Although visitors are drawn to the beauty of its Gulf Coast shores and world-class boating, there are also plenty of things to do a little farther inland. Home to 80 professional courses, Naples is the self-proclaimed “Golf Capital of the World,” making it the perfect place to tee off. If you’re looking for something a little faster paced, you’ll enjoy the world-class road biking or exciting nature tours through the nearby Florida Everglades.

In the words of Tim Savage, resident of Naples since 1986 and Principal/Realtor with Gulf Coast International Properties, “It’s a popular vacation destination, yet Naples has maintained a very real small town feel.” This intimacy is evident in the quaint downtown area, filled with restaurants and an historic shopping district. The art scene is also quite impressive with its numerous sophisticated galleries, frequent art fairs and events at the local Artis—Naples. Naples is a one-of-a-kind destination, quite literally offering something for everyone.

Tim has been helping people find their Naples dream home for over 16 years with fantastic listings in Naples premier locations such as the home at 220 North Lake Drive in Olde Naples. Sitting just seven houses from the beach, this Key West-style cottage estate is as beautiful as it is luxurious.

Florida will forever be a coveted vacation destination, but it’s the pristine cities like Naples that truly draw in residents and visitors. It doesn’t take a lot of convincing to attract visitors to Florida, and it’s easy to see why some never leave.


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Luxurious Waterfront Living: Brevard County, Florida

By Cathleen McCann

Brevard County is a major up-and-coming area on central Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Often referred to as “The Hidden Jewel of Florida’s East Coast,” it is home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, earning it the nickname of the Space Coast.

While the space program might have put the area on the map, Brevard County’s fantastic location, warm climate and pleasant pace of life, combined with excellent home values, are a few of the reasons the area is seeing growth.

Melbourne, Brevard County’s capital, has beautiful communities adorned with palm trees and Mediterranean-style homes, as well as Caribbean/Key West-style homes. Its unique topography of ocean, rivers and canals makes waterfront living opportunities plentiful.

“We have it all here in Melbourne,” says Grace Vista, broker/owner of Vista Florida Realty, LLC, a boutique firm centrally located in Melbourne, Florida, specializing in waterfront, golf course communities and luxury real estate. “It’s a paradise for boating on the Intracoastal and rivers, fishing, birding and golfing.” Vista and her team help people with all of their luxury real estate needs—from relocation assistance to purchasing vacation homes and investment properties. With all of this and more, it’s no wonder that Melbourne is attracting young families, business professionals and retirees alike.

Quality and price make homes here a great value. Proximity to major international airports and beaches help make it an attractive and vibrant community.

Luxury home examples include a 4-bedroom, 4,012-square-foot oceanfront condo in Indialantic for $1.059 million. This penthouse condo has a balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a double-sided fireplace. A $699,000 contemporary Frank Lloyd Wright tribute home on the Indian River has a swimming pool and a new 213-foot dock. Additionally, many golf course communities have Mediterranean-style homes overlooking the golf course starting in the low $400,000 range.

“People are excited to move here,” says Vista. “Our luxury homes offer great value and many options.”


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