Sanctuary Place: The Intersection of Modern Luxury and Magnificent History- Savannah, Georgia

Savannah provides a memorable vacation for everyone with its beautiful islands, beaches and its historic city, all waiting to be discovered. The historic location lends itself to beautifully restored homes and buildings, which add character and charm to the area. One such home, Sanctuary Place, a former church located on West Duffy Street, has been transformed into a stunning variable use home. 

Built in 1889, the historic Episcopal Church was designed by renowned architect, Alfred Eichberg. Now converted to a beautiful home with zoning for condo units as well as a Historic Inn, which includes flying buttresses and a 30 ft bell tower from the original design, in 2005 it was purchased for restoration by John Galik. 

Intent on creating a truly unique loft residence without compromising the historic significance of the building, Galik went to work with an artistic vision to create a functional open view of history. Sanctuary Place fuses modern finishes with original elements of the original church, which work together to create a truly one-of-a-kind residence. 

In her article for Adaptations Magazine, writer Meaghan Walsh  states the residence’s floors were, “stripped and refinished by hand and still bear the ghost marks of the pews” and the “slanted cathedral ceilings remain layered with white, distressed paint.”Galik also decided to keep the stained glass windows in-tact, which line the ground floor and add to the uniqueness of the loft residence.  The main floor of the loft is equipped with state-of-the-art kitchens, an iconic foyer and an open living room, as well as private bedrooms. Other key features include a hidden, second master suite concealed below the church rafters and a hidden room characterized by a secret wall, which has been fashioned as a bookcase. Complimenting this incredible residence is its equally exquisite location. 

Located within walking distance of Savannah’s renowned Forsyth Park, Sanctuary Place is conveniently positioned within the heart of the historic Victorian district. Thanks to its premier location just one black west of Forsyth Park, Sanctuary place is minutes from area cafes, grocery stores, local pubs and fine dining. 


Barbara Zinn


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Blue Ridge Mountain Paradise- Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

By Morgan Kreutz

Ron Willard, President of The Willard Companies, has spent the last 40 years of his career transforming Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia into a resort area that has attracted people from across the globe to enjoy golf, recreation, and resort living. As Willard approaches retirement, his company will be selling The Water’s Edge, a 712 acre development, including 18-hole PGA Championship course hailed as one of the top in the mid-Atlantic, a private 36,000 square foot country club nestled along 13.5 miles of beautiful Smith Mountain Lake shoreline, and a 12,000 square foot gated estate.

“I’m 70 and I’m ready to downsize, travel and enjoy my golden years,” says Willard. He will continue to reside in the community as well as part-time in his Naples, Florida home. Willard developed the surrounding country club in the late 1980s and built the home in 2004. The property includes an equestrian center, a restored historic 48-seat 19th-century chapel, a clubhouse with tennis courts, a pool, pro shop and fitness center. The 18-hole PGA Championship course was originally designed by R.F. Loving, Jr., and received a comprehensive $5.2 million renovation in 2007.

“The home, country club, church, equestrian center and the peninsula of land sitting on Smith Mountain Lake facing the Blue Ridge Mountains are truly one of a kind,”says Willard. “It will inspire anybody that appreciates quality. They will find there are no corners cut, no blades of grass out of shape and the sand bunkers are hand raked. This is a must see.”

Willard’s son, Ron Willard II, has listed the property through Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate. According to Willard II, their business model continues to produce a positive cash flow and this is a prime opportunity for an investor to capitalize on and take into the future. The new owners will also have the option of contracting The Willard Companies to continue managing the operation.

“When I decided to build this estate, I wanted to build a monument to the lake and this particular community, and the land where I grew up,” says Willard, who grew up on a farm in the area.


1825 Water’s Edge Drive

Smith Mountain Lake · Penhook, VA 24137

540.721 .5288

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Pristine, Private Luxury at Montecito Beach Village- Huatulco, Mexico

By Nicole Slaughter-Graham

Located in the Green Globe and Earth Check award-winning Bahías of Huatulco, on the Southern Pacific Coast of Mexico, Montecito Beach Village embodies the best Mexico has to offer. Building off the regions incredible natural beauty this sustainable development integrates elegant architecture and style with cultural flavor.

Montecito’s commitment to sustainable development and the rich local culture of the region seamlessly blend with their Villa’s open air architecture and hand crafted interiors. With salt-water pools, LED lighting and over 100 solar panels, this unique community offers a low density, low impact approach to luxurious coastal living.

“What’s most important for people to understand is that our philosophy is about integrating the human experience with the natural environment,” says Greg Glassman, Director of Montecito Beach Village. “We harmonize the natural characteristics of the land and the culture.” Local craftsmen demonstrate and explain their art to residents in the community amphitheater. The community’s restaurants and activities reflect the local flavor.

With the original master plan and prototypes designed by the famed Mexican architect, Diego VillasenŠ∑Čor, Montecito Beach Village envelopes residents in an experiential living environment. Each Villa recognizes and respects natural water runoffs, the sun tracks and cross ventilation, making the appointments a luxurious haven within a tropical paradise. This boutique and private community resides on twelve breathtaking oceanfront acres and will accommodate 28 full ownership Villas of which 11 have already been sold and completed. The property encompasses two pristine beaches, a fitness center, an open air amphitheater, a beach club, a welcome center and a Hilltop Lagoon & Lounge.

The spirit of Montecito is felt in its many details. Palapa roofs are woven on-site and carpentry is handcrafted from the highest quality of local tropical woods. The community is professionally managed and boasts a variety of services and amenities ranging from concierge service and home maintenances to private chefs and housekeeping.

“It’s very difficult to transmit the quality and essence of Montecito with pictures,” states Glassman. “The pictures look great but the sensory reality is so much better.” With both sale and rental opportunities available to contemplate Montecito is worth a first hand experience. Many proclaim it to have no equal.

Stephen Seidel

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Rosedale Toronto Estate- Toronto Ontario Canada


For decades the neighborhood of Rosedale has attracted some of Toronto’s most affluent residents with its peaceful ravines and winding parklands. A short drive from the high end shopping and dining districts of downtown Toronto, its convenient location has only added to its appeal.

Rosedale is teeming with historical charm, present in the red brick heritage homes, which line its streets. Framed by lush green landscaping, each home maintains a unique charm, distinguishing itself from the rest. Among these idyllic residences is the home at 27 South Drive.

Like its neighboring Rosedale homes, this estate maintains all of the historical charm with its gorgeous redbrick exterior, however, the interior has been renovated, no detail having gone unnoticed.

The main floor boasts an open concept kitchen and family room, which opens up into the backyard, allowing for natural light to fill the stunning 9.5-foot-ceilings and grand foyer. The 5,050-square-foot floor plan also maintains six bedrooms and six bathrooms, with the option to convert the sixth bedroom into a beautiful 3rd floor office space with incredible Western ravine views and a walkout to a large deck.

The master bedroom has been redone to include his and her closets and a spa like ensuite. It also has a private balcony with stunning views of the ravine.

The ravine provides a picturesque backdrop at all hours, but it’s glowing sunsets are truly breathtaking. Residents can enjoy their spectacular view from various private balconies as well as the backyard, complete with an outdoor TV area and gas fireplace.

Aside from its close proximity to Toronto, this Rosedale estate is also near several of the area’s best schools, making it perfect for families. Residents also have access to many popular Toronto destinations through the subway stop, which is just a two or three minute walk from their front door.

From the rich heritage and elegantly landscaped properties to the stunning natural beauty, there is truly no other neighborhood that so flawlessly combines convenience and elegance quite like Rosedale

RE/MAX Ultimate Realty Inc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(D) 647.923.2121
(O) 416.487.5131

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Government Springs Ranch- Ouray County, Colorado

This 2,980-acre ranch is a combination of beauty, accessibility and history, making it one of the finest and well-located mountain properties you will find in the Western United States.

Once used by the soldiers from Fort Crawford as a water source, this abundant spring still supplies good clean water. Located between Montrose and Telluride, Colorado, the ranch features year round paved access, 6 miles of national forest boundary, underground utilities, 60%-70% ponderosa pine, aspen and spruce with huge views of the San Juan Mountains and the lush valley below. It is a true trophy-hunting ranch in a great location, only minutes from a commercial airport.

Lone Eagle Land Brokerage Inc

Joseph Burns



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Marjestic Hacienda Del Sol- Merritt Island, Florida

If walls could talk, Hacienda del Sol’s would be chattering away, for the grand South Merritt Island Estate has hosted many a great party. Kings and queens, government dignitaries, astronauts and sitting presidents have all been charmed by Hacienda’s hospitality through the decades.

“From the moment you pass through the enormous iron gates, you are transported to a long-ago time, a magical time,” says listing agent, Stephanie Moss Dandridge, a luxury waterfront real estate specialist with Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

The majestic 7.6 acre Historic Mediterranean Estate overlooking the Indian River, boasts over 22,000 square feet of living including the 14,755 square foot main residence, pool house/pavilion, guest cottage and caretakers residence. The finest of finishes throughout the estate include hand painted walls, Pecky Cypress vaulted post and beam ceilings and stunning antique tile and marble from around the world.

Hacienda embodies a luxury resort style setting with a world of amenities including a lighted tennis court, 50,000-gallon saltwater pool and a koi filled 1/2-acre man-made lake with waterfall. The 500+ feet of riverfront on the Inner Coastal Waterway comes complete with private boat dock and boat ramp.

The main residence includes six suited bedrooms, six baths, and a three-bay stackable garage. The grounds are adorned with old growth live oaks, banyan, and eucalyptus trees, plus a bamboo forest and rose garden.

Hacienda's charm goes well beyond its majestic presence and also includes plenty of history. Dave Thomas, famed founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain, owned the estate for a time.

The one-of-a-kind property is being marketed internationally, with emphasis on European, South American and Chinese markets. Listing price is $7.5 million.

"You can never replicate the history and uniqueness of this house," Moss Dandridge says. "It is such a magnificent place."

Stephanie Moss Dandridge

Luxury Waterfront Specialist


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An Apple a Day in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Steve Dozier has traveled 48 of our 50 states and hasn't found a better place to live than Hendersonville, North Carolina. "I've lived here 21-years and there's no better place to raise a family," says the broker associate with powerhouse Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors. 

This suburb of artsy Ashville has a main street lined with charming shops and restaurants and historic homes dating to the late 19th century.  It's a mountain place, but the climate is temperate, says Dozier. "In Florida there's one season, in the north there's winter and summer. Here there are four distinct seasons, but very little snow, no tornados and no hurricanes." 

Around Labor Day the population of 13,000 swells to 250,000 for the Apple Festival -- Hendersonville boasts 70% of the nation's apple production. "Every apple you can think of grows around here," says Dozier, who's highly involved with the community and its activities.   

You can take a bite of the little apple with a 5400 square foot beauty he's offering. Sitting on 1.57 manicured acres, there's a terraced backyard and a front porch for rocking and enjoying the trickling waterfall that splashes into a stone Koi pond.

"Everyone here is looking for views and gourmet kitchens," he says with a laugh. This home has both. The kitchen features every bell and whistle, down to the pot filler behind the stove, and the views— from every deck and window—go on forever. 

The kitchen opens to the great room, a gorgeous deck and a screened room for a fabulous sweep of indoor and outdoor entertaining space. The four bedroom, three and a half bath home features a fantastic game and media center with a movie theater concession stand and a popcorn machine.  

It's a home made for enjoyment, as Dozier puts it, "in the Best Small Town in America." 

Steve Dozier

Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors

Cell: 828.329.1529

Office: 828-697-0515

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Comfort and Luxury in Suburban Atlanta

By Natalie Friedmann

As a major metropolitan area, Atlanta might bring to mind the hustle and bustle of a big city, but the charm of the area spans beyond any of those stereotypes — some would even say one must only look just outside the city lines into the cozy city suburbs.

"Due to the vast expanse of companies headquartered in Atlanta, the city and surrounding areas receive quite a bit of real estate traffic from the northeast due to corporate relocation,” says Ed Short, REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Metro Brokers, specializing in the north metro Atlanta area. The area has much to offer its residents from fine dining and various happenings at the renowned Fox Theatre to the nearby mountains and picturesque Lake Lanier.

In addition to the amenities, the north metro Atlanta area boasts some luxurious properties—one of which is located at 13210 Owens Way in Milton, Ga. This beautiful estate is located on 1.66 acres. The elegant brick and stone exterior sets the tone for the equally elegant interior, which offers a sprawling open floor plan. The grand, two-story foyer offers inviting, warm hardwood floors.

Beyond the foyer is a banquet-sized formal dining room and professional chef’s kitchen. There is a keeping room off the kitchen with coffered ceiling, built-in bookcases and stacked stone fireplace. A guest bedroom with a private, full bath is on the main level. 

The master retreat is breathtaking with a trey ceiling, morning bar with refrigerator and sitting room with fireplace and built-in bookcase. The en suite master bathroom exudes a spa-like atmosphere.
A main attraction of this property is the finished, walk-out terrace level complete with full bath, two bonus rooms, stacked stone fireplace and a full wet bar. There is a patio off the terrace level with an outdoor fireplace and a brick paved deck off the master bedroom, both of which overlook the private, wooded yard. This property is listed with Ed Short for $1.45 million. 

Ed Short

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Office: 404-843-2500 

Cell: 404-918-2500

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Champion Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains- Champion Hills, North Carolina

This extraordinary home is proudly sited on over 6 acres, with captivating long range southern views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Lovingly planned with great attention to detail and built by master craftsmen. Embellished with numerous, one of a kind architectural elements from the Great Gatsby’s of Atlanta.

It has the features you would expect from a home of this caliber including, an in-law suite and elevator that provides easy access to all 3 levels. This home has the feel of an era of elegance, yet has all of the state of the art amenities we’ve come to enjoy today.  The outdoor spaces are equally delightful with several decks, covered porches and a beautiful water feature.  

Champion Hills is an established, memberowned, debt free, friendly community, eight minutes from downtown Hendersonville, NC. We have the proud distinction of being Tom Fazio’s Summer Home golf course, ranked #6 in the state. Conveniently located near Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville, SC. 

Come enjoy mountain living at its finest, and see why Champion Hills is the best kept secret! MLS# HNCM560453   Offered at $4,450,000.

Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Sherry Woods and Mary Kay Buhrke

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Florida's Ultimate Gulf Front Home- Rosemary Beach

There are but two homes in the Rosemary Beach® community that occupy lots 115 feet wide and are directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Known as, "Founders Lots"  these are the first properties to be built in this magnificent, neo-traditional planned community, which rose from the sands of the Emerald Coast of Florida twenty years ago.

Of the pair, the extraordinary compound designed by Bobby McAlpine and known as Beluga holds pride of place. "It's the ultimate Gulf front home, setting the standard for future construction," says Linda Miller, broker at Rosemary Beach Realty. "When you walk into this oasis it's like you're on the beach," says Miller. With its rare elevation, there are direct, unobstructed gulf views from the first floor. The beach can be seen from every room. From the second floor gazebo the gulf views are panoramic, a fifty mile vista to the east and west.

Completely renovated in 2011, the 4,520 square foot home has an expansive great room with a gas fireplace, pickled wood floors and robin's egg blue ceilings of Pecky Cypress. This fabulous space opens to a marble dining bar, which seats eight and a gourmet kitchen with appliances from Bosch and Subzero.  Step out from here to a sublimely peaceful and private waterfront courtyard with jetted pool flanked by outdoor relaxation and dining areas.  

The five bedroom, six bath retreat offers first floor guest suites with private entrances onto the courtyard. Additionally, the home offers a completely separate carriage house with two-car parking below and a fully equipped one-bedroom apartment above. 

On the quieter, eastern side of town, you can walk to Main Street for dinner, but once inside the gates it's private. "Urban living -- but not," says Miller. "You can enjoy the convenience and synergy of downtown life, with total seclusion a few blocks away." 

"It was named Beluga for the finest caviar," says Miller. One might also call it a whale of a wonderful retreat.

Rosemary Beach Realty

Linda Miller


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True California Living- Beverly Hills, CA


Spanning more than 5,500 square feet, this Cape-Cod style home features modern accents including a striking, three-story tower that brings dramatic height and sophistication to its serene setting. The home offers expansive windows that open to views of the Pacific Ocean and Wilshire corridor along with ample outdoor entertaining space.

Spanning more than 5,500 square feet, this Cape-Cod style home features modern accents including a striking, three-story tower that brings dramatic height and sophistication to its serene setting. The home offers expansive windows that open to views of the Pacific Ocean and Wilshire corridor along with ample outdoor entertaining space.

“This house is the essence of California living, ushering in year-round sunlight through expansive windows and grand ceilings,” said Adam Rosenfeld, founding partner at Mercer Vine and one of the property’s listing agents. “Prestigious beyond its views of Los Angeles and the coast, the home brings with it a sense of privacy, tucked away from the bustle of the city in the tranquility of Beverly Hills.”

Quietly situated on nearly a half acre, cul-de-sac lot with exquisite adjacent estates, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house was originally built in 1989 and is flanked by a stunningly landscaped yard, complete with a pool and spa.

On the home’s main floor, the sun-filled kitchen opens into the dining room, and the living room guides guests out to private patios and a viewing deck, creating a flow that is seamless from one room to the next. Entertainment options continue downstairs, with a large media theater, wet bar and gym. Luxurious accommodations await the future homeowner, including a full master suite with a custom bathroom and two walk-in closets. An in-home elevator finishes the space and allows ease of travel throughout the three-story home.

The Beverly Hills region is famed for some of Southern California’s grandest estates, meaning the property’s surrounding neighborhoods are not only a part of one of the world’s most famous zip codes, but they also are uncompromising in their commitment to maintaining beauty and exclusivity at every turn. Showings of the home are by appointment only through Mercer Vine.


Mercer Vine

Adam Rosenfeld


Kyle Giese


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The Preserve at Lasalle Ranch- Calhoun County, TX


Seize this rare opportunity to purchase property on the Texas Intracoastal Waterway. Nestled in nature, these exceptional, 2,200 acres shelter a lush array of plants and animals on land and in water. This is your chance to purchase one of the last remaining large, unencumbered pieces of land in the area. With a diverse population of wildlife ranging from deer, turkey, dove, quail, hogs and 400+ species of birds, this property is ideal for the hunter or conservationist. Known for fishing, hunting, birding and kayaking, this peaceful area is a sportsman’s delight, with some of the best duck hunting on the Texas coast.  

Port O’Connor offers a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere and numerous boating venues. With the largest and deepest bay on the Texas Gulf Coast, Port O’Connor offers many opportunities for the avid fisherman. Close proximity to the Gulf provides excellent fishing for red snapper, king, ling and jack fish, and the opportunity for deep-water fishing for sailfish, mahi-mahi and Wahoo. A short ride across Madagorda Bay lays Madagorda Island, which is now a national preserve for a large variety of endangered migratory birds. This entire are is rich in both wildlife and recreation—perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

Just a few hours from the major metropolitan areas of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi, The Preserve at Lasalle Ranch is often touted as the “Best Kept Secret on the Gulf Coast.” The ranch is conveniently located within hours of big-city amenities like fine dining and shopping, major medical centers and airports, as well as numerous art, sports and cultural events. The property includes plentiful native pasture grass, a fresh water well, electricity recently installed, great access from the highway on an all-weather road and a newly installed private gated entrance for better access. The nearby development offers many amenities to the owners. Call today to reserve your time for a full property tour. Call for Price.


Superior Farm and Ranch Realty LLC
Rick Doak

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New Icon in Old Preston Hollow- Dallas, TX


Cross the threshold into the expansive elegance of this blended European original.  The masterful builder of this estate has woven soft renaissance flare, Mediterranean classicism, and modern artistry to ensure a timeless environment that will always be a 21st Century masterpiece.

Amenities abound in the 13,000 square feet of luxury living. The Master is 2,400 square feet with dynamic dual closets and dressing areas. 3 additional suites with 5.3 baths, 2-story theatre, Game Room overlooking the Great Room, wine enthusiasts cellar with inlaid wooden mosaic humidor as a bonus. The hand-tiled pool and fountains with Cabana round out the entertainment aspects of this home. You’ll also discover within the open floor plan, crafted spaces for seclusion. The Executive Office features a discrete entrance through the side courtyard with a spiral staircase accessing the second story library. The sanctuary-style enclave just off the Collector’s Car garage also has a separate entrance. 

Hand-built interior features were produced on the premises, reflecting the heart and hard work of the visionary designer picturing you in this Preston Hollow manor. From the front exquisite entry to the backyard escape, exterior factors have been meticulously researched to insure the home's one-of-a-kind originality and distinct identity. 

The exclusive neighborhood of Preston Hollow is more than a destination on your GPS, 9818 Hathaway is the address indicating you’ve arrived at the home of your dreams!


Rogers Healy & Associates

Greyson Johns


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Featured Property: Port Royal in Naples, Florida


The architectural philosophy of “organic architecture” where structures are built in harmony with humanity and its environment is a perfect description of this two-story home overlooking Galleon Cove. This brilliantly planned home with inside and outside spaces flowing into one another to create one living space, with no discernable differences, is built at a very comforting and welcoming scale.

The first floor offers 2 bedrooms + study, 3.5 baths and separate 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest quarters. Four additional bedrooms suites and lounge area are on the second floor. Interiors feature Mahogany ceiling treatments and solid mahogany/glass interior doors, heated master bedroom floor, American Walnut flooring, Allikriste cabinetry throughout, Savant Smarthome system, Lutron Homeworks lighting system with LED lights, thumbprint entry for wine room, commercial size elevator, Evo and Viking grills, and Earthstone wood burning pizza oven. 

Mexican lava rock decking (heat resistant) was thoughtfully placed around the twin-lane lap pool, spa and outdoor dining area with gas/wood burning fireplace. Notable features of construction include; concrete roof, block walls, poured/formed floors, veneer plaster wall finish in lieu of standard drywall, custom Tischler windows and doors, 1,000 gallon propane tank and climate controlled parking for 5 cars. 

Thoughtfully designed by Stofft Cooney Architects and meticulously brought to life by BCB Homes. Unique. Quality. Timeless. Immediate Port Royal Club eligibility property. Price available upon request. 


Gulf Coast International Properties

Timothy P Savage, PA



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Holding the Key to the Keys

Few places on earth sing a siren song as sweet as the Florida Keys. Just ask Jo Ann Cook who visited from Maine for a week to escape the cold. She then came back to the Keys for a month, and then again for two months and then she decided to stay permanently. "That's how everyone gets here," she said with a laugh. 

Cook, the award-winning broker and owner of RE/MAX All Keys Real Estate has been selling real estate along the one-hundredmile chain for the last sixteen years, and she now has three offices between Key Largo and Key West.

Her home base is "smack in the middle," on Marathon Key, the epicenter of Keys bustle. There's an international airport serving corporate and private aircrafts, a hospital, a jewel of a marina, restaurants, inns and hotels and a true white sand beach, says Cook. Ferry service to Cuba is expected to begin in the near future. 

"People come here for proximity to world class fishing and diving," she says. "I can get home and be diving in half an hour." The dazzling coral reef—the third largest in the world—is just three miles off shore. 

Set on nearly two extraordinary palm-fringed acres, the property features a tranquility garden scented by oranges, limes and lemons, a 45,000 gallon swimming pool, spa, pool bar, cabana, lighted tennis court and a protected boat slip with deep water access to the ocean and the bay. 

The 8,300 square foot contemporary home, studded with cypress porches for a beachy Outer Banks feel, offers sensational entertaining areas, fabulous guest accommodations, gorgeous views and a see-through saltwater aquarium visible from multiple rooms. 

"Twenty people can stay here without seeing each other,” says Cook. She'll be happy to show you. 

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