5 Wood Creek Court in Las Vegas, Nevada

Warm, lavish interiors blended with timeless architecture define this custom residence.  This spectacular custom estate is perfectly suited to the breathtaking natural setting of The Estates at Southern Highlands. Tree-lined streets, cascading waterfalls and lush fairways lead you to the private gates of The Estates at Southern Highlands.

Situated on 1.52 acres is 5 Wood Creek Court, a Tuscan-style custom residence offering exquisite craftsmanship and unprecedented attention to details. With 11,677 square feet of interior living space and 5200sf of outdoor living space, this Mediterranean masterpiece offers the ultimate luxury living in Las Vegas.  Located just 10 miles south of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, but worlds away once you enter through the guarded gates to this one-of-a-kind estate property.

Stepping into the grand foyer it’s easy to see why this stunning home has been featured on MTV Teen Cribs and soon to be featured on HGTV  Million Dollar Rooms.  French limestone flooring and Coronado stacked stone line the gallery walk with views of the magnificent backyard as you enter to the kitchen and great room.  Extensive custom built-in cabinetry, three televisions are adjacent to the kitchen area and perfect for entertaining.  The kitchen is equipped with the ultimate in Viking appliances including built-in refrigerator/freezer, professional range, warming drawer, three ovens, microwave and two dishwashers.  The home features five bedrooms, two of which can be used as separate casitas, as well as an office, ten-seat private theater with 120-inch projection screen, full wellness room/gym and the finest design details and finishes.  

The spacious master suite includes French doors to the upstairs outdoor living area with fireplace, additional outdoor kitchen and views of the extensive water features.  Custom built-in furniture, fireplace and furnishings by Henredon complete the master suite sanctuary.  The master bath rivals the finest spa and includes jetted tub, steam shower, dual vanities, separate walk-in closets and even televisions that appear through the mirror at the his and hers vanities.  Take advantage of year-round outdoor living via the outdoor catwalk access to the 3rd-story Loggia with unobstructed views of Las Vegas and the Strip.

The residence also boasts incredible indoor/outdoor living.  Four stone waterfalls and a two-level outdoor loggia offer the perfect vantage for enjoying the award-winning OzzieKraft pool with its own lazy river, swim up bar and beach island in the center.  The outdoor kitchen includes all Viking appliances with grill, warming drawers, refrigerator, serving bar, beer keg server, bar seating and a central fire pit to enjoy evenings of entertaining or an intimate gathering. 

The party isn’t complete until you have danced the night away in the double-bay climate-controlled garage with modified basketball court featuring flooring, a scoreboard, a sport tickers and flat screen TVs and your very own disco ball. 

The Estates at Southern Highlands offers the best of luxury living in Las Vegas.  The exclusive Southern Highlands Country Club is one of four golf courses in the world co-designed by Robert Trent Jones and his son and continues to rank among the best in the world. 

For more information about 5 Wood Creek Court, click here.


16250 Sunset Pines Circle in Boca Grande, Florida

Experience gorgeous sunrises over Lake Gasparilla in Boca Grande, Florida at 16250 Sunset Pines Circle. This beautiful 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom property is perfect for those who want the best of the best.

“This is one of the best newer construction homes available in Boca Grande today,” says Bob Melvin, Owner/Broker/Realtor of Gasparilla Properties.  “The quality of the construction makes 16250 Sunset Pines Circle different than other waterfront properties, as do the Lake Gasparilla and Gulf views with direct beach access.”

Residents of Boca Grande have the luxury of long sandy, white beaches and all the activities that go along with living near the water: fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, canoeing, and kayaking. “With over 300 days of sunshine per year, this is the best weather the continental United States has to offer,” Bob says. “In addition to all the water activities, there are multiple recreational outlets like golfing, tennis, walking, running, and biking.”

In addition to all the amenities of living in a beach town, a Sunset Pines address in the Gulf Shores North area of Boca Grande gives residents the quickest access to the best beach, notes Bob. “Buyers in Gulf Shores North buy here because it is the island’s best beach.”

16250 Sunset Pines Circle is being offered at $2.35 million. The owner also has a condominium boat slip nearby for sale. You can have it all!

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LoveStone Inn

Restore your soul today with this masterpiece manor, the LoveStone Inn, located on the shores of Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. While the lake itself is known as the “Jewel of the Blue Ridge,” LoveStone Inn could easily be the “Jewel of Smith Mountain Lake.”

“This inn is different from other estates in Smith Mountain Lake due to the six acres of grounds, beautiful two-tiered beach, no-wake cove, and private neighborhood,” say Dawn Spencer and Tom Zirkelbach, current owners of LoveStone Inn. “In addition, the architecture is unique and unlike anything you will find around the lake area.”

Built as a private residence in 1977, the property now serves as the LoveStone Inn Bed and Breakfast and the PebbleStone Cottage and Conference Center. “We moved from Chicago to Virginia with a dream of being on Smith Mountain Lake and running a premier bed and breakfast,” say Dawn and Tom. The bed and breakfast has become just that – LoveStone Inn has been voted the “Best Place to Stay Overnight” on Smith Mountain Lake every year from 2003 to 2011.

The inn features four guest rooms, four full bathrooms, three large living spaces, a custom, gourmet kitchen with granite counters, two decks encompassing 2,500 square feet, and a hot tub. Just 100 feet away, the cottage has over 1,400 square feet with a master bedroom, massive loft great room, full bathroom, custom kitchen, laundry room, and storage room.

With two tiered beachfronts and a boat dock, the location is perfect for boating, kayaking, sailing, or fishing. Antiquing and wineries are favorite pastimes of Dawn and Tom, and Smith Mountain State Park is a short walk from their front door. Though the grounds are peaceful and private, you can enjoy city amenities with a quick 40-minute drive to Roanoke or Lynchburg.

“This lifestyle has renewed our faith in people, places and brought us peace of mind,” the couple says. “LoveStone Inn can bring a renewal of spirit and peace that is rare in the world we live in. It must be seen to believe.”

 

For more information:

Leslie Becker
Smith Mountain Lake Properties
540-797-0477
Leslie@SmithMountainLakeProperties.org

 

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Wexford Jewel

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
By Natalie Watson

Set between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean is Hilton Head Island, a reputable resort community off the coast of South Carolina. Exquisite homes sit on the 11-mile stretch of smooth sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. Private residences, or “plantations” like Wexford Plantation and Long Cove Club, are one of the island’s best-kept secrets along the Intracoastal Waterway.



“Hilton Head is surrounded by natural beauty and strives to be an eco-friendly community,” says Steve Timperman, broker with Charter One Realty on Hilton Head Island. Its year-round gorgeous weather makes family-friendly recreational activities like biking, running, golfing, tennis and boating popular pastimes for residents and visitors.

Southern hospitality characterizes the approximately 36,000 full-time residents of Hilton Head Island. The island is inviting and offers a relaxed, unpretentious and secure environment.  The island is rich in culture and diversity, attracting people all over the world. Many visitors like it so much they become residents. “Seven days is just not enough to scratch the surface,” says Timperman.

A mending real estate market and booming rentals makes it a great time to buy on Hilton Head. One of the island’s premier residences can be found at 55 Bridgetown Road, behind the gates of the exclusive Wexford Plantation, a community featuring a private-controlled lock system marina, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, tennis and clubhouse. The 6,727-square-foot home sits on the harbor with astounding marina and golf views. Amenities include a rooftop deck with kitchen and fireplace, two Jacuzzis that flow into the black- bottom swimming pool, a seven-car garage and 70-foot private boat dock.

Offered at $3,795,000

 

Charter 1 Realty & Marketing
Steve Timperman
843-686-8800
steve@stevetimperman.com
www.stevetimperman.com


Brigadoon Farm

Located two miles west of Middleburg, Virginia, Brigadoon Farm is more than just a farm – it’s a “complete escape from the realities of urban living,” says John Ballenger, current owner of Brigadoon. Named after Ballenger’s favorite musical, this farm offers more than meets the eye: a rich line of historical ownership, a plethora of potential uses, and an incomparably serene setting.

Brigadoon Farm was originally owned by philanthropist Paul Mellon, who passed it down to John Warner – Secretary of the Navy at the time – after his marriage to Mellon’s daughter, Catherine. When the marriage ended, Warner kept ownership of the land, using it for a cattle-farming operation. In 1976, Warner married Elizabeth Taylor, and two years later, he made his first run at the Senate. In order to assist in financing his campaign, Sen. Warner sold a part of his land holdings to Ballenger, who notes, “Sen. Warner and Elizabeth [Taylor’s] signatures appear on my deed as the prior owners.”

  

When Ballenger took ownership more than 30 years ago, he used the land primarily for his Black-Angus cattle operation, but he also built a home designed to reflect 15th-century European gatehouses. In 1991, the Stone Institute of America Magazine recognized Ballenger’s home as the best-designed country stone house in America.

Though Brigadoon Farm is fully equipped to use for any farming operation, Ballenger notes that the property is adaptable. “It would make an ideal location for a horse farm or equestrian facility, while another part of the land would be perfect for growing a vineyard,” Ballenger says. “I built and designed the home so that is could be used as a weekend escape, but also as a full-time residence, depending on what one wanted.”

With the home overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ballenger says there’s something about Brigadoon that makes people realize the bigger picture. “It is a spot for someone who thinks he or she has everything, until they taste and feel the quietness and elegant beckoning privacy of the Brigadoon ‘call’ – that’s when one senses that, without Brigadoon, life really is not complete.”

The Spear Realty Group
Kim Spear
(703) 618-6892
kim@kimspear.com
www.thespearrealtygroup.com


La Pumada, 1929 Reginald Johnson

La Pumada, 1929 Reginald Johnson
Montecito, California
Rebecca Riskin & Associates with Village Properties

 

 

La Pumada is a rare  confluence of architectural significance and modern luxury, set against a truly incomparable landscape.

Sited on nearly five private acres in the heart of the Golden Quadrangle in Montecito, California, La Pumada  is surrounded by breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Built circa 1929 and designed in the spirit of classical Florentine villas, this palatial residence was created by renowned architect Reginald D. Johnson, whose work includes such impressive Montecito landmarks as the Biltmore Hotel and the Clark Estate.

 

A long, sweeping driveway leads through orchards and rose gardens toward the grand motor court. Imbued with an elegant ambience, the main residence is adorned with such original design elements as tile pavers, gleaming oak floors, and hand-stenciled beamed ceilings. The ground floor includes an entry foyer and a main gallery that connect the living and dining rooms, a sunroom, and a handsome library— all with impressive vistas of Montecito’s coastline and the Channel Islands.

 

Upstairs, four bedrooms and separate staff quarters provide generous accommodations. The lavish master suite, situated in a private wing, is replete with a sitting room, a coffee bar, his and her baths and dressing rooms, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and a dramatic terrace.

 


Yet to be built, the estate’s newest elements will include a state-of the- art kitchen with an adjoining ocean-view family room, and a two-bedroom apartment above the three-car garage. A new, elevator-accessible lower level will offer a theater with stadium seating, recording studio, billiards room, and wine cellar.

Connecting interior and exterior spaces is a south-facing loggia that reveals classically inspired grounds bordered by oaks and punctuated by sublime ocean vistas. Originally designed by acclaimed landscape architect Lockwood De Forest III, the gardens are highlighted by an elevated lawn that steps down to a walled pond with a fountain. The grounds also feature two guesthouses, a detached office, garage space for eight cars and, to be completed, tennis court, pool, and party pavilion.

Not to be replicated, this property offers the rare combination of a highly coveted and private Montecito location, graced with the quintessential villa and sweeping ocean and mountain views.

Offered at $29,500,000

 


109 Flyaway Drive

109 Flyway Drive
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
By Jaime Hyneman

 

“There are very few double ocean-front lots with such stunning views,” says Candace Dyal, owner of the spectacular 109 Flyway Drive estate. “The pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the fairytale castle-like bathroom in the separate guesthouse makes this home a one-of-a-kind gem.”

The beautiful Nantucket shingle-style home is located on the picturesque barrier island of Kiawah Island in South Carolina, less than 40 minutes from Charleston. In 2009, Candace and the team at Christopher Rose Architects embarked on a major renovation that transformed the estate, while preserving the best of its original old Georgia-style features. “We kept the footprint of the first two floors, including the wide-plank wood floors,” says Candace. ”We opened up the back of the home so multiple views and light can be dispersed around the home. We saved and preserved the cherry paneling in the library and  insulated the home to preserve energy.”  The result is an award-winning home offering both privacy and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Its water views, beach access, and quality design and construction earned it a “Top 25 Oceanfront Home” designation by Ocean Home magazine in 2011.  The home also boasts the distinction of being the first home on Kiawah Island to receive a Silver LEED (Leadership Energy and Environmental Design) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. 

 

This magnificent estate has 3,263 feet of outdoor living spaces – including a piazza, covered porches, a summer kitchen and a saline pool – that provide the perfect, relaxing setting for enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the ocean.  The dazzling ocean views that are the heart and soul of this estate are focal points throughout, from the spacious great room, with its French doors opening up to an outdoor living area, to the luxurious guest and master suites.  “This is such an unforgettable place,” remarks Candace.  “The story, the love behind the home, the honoring of nature, the private ocean-front setting, and a first-class building team all make 109 Flyway Drive a home that’s impossible to replicate.”

 

 

Contact Information:
Kiawah Island Real Estate

1 Kiawah Island Parkway | Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Toll Free: 800-277-7008

www.kiawahisland.com


Publisher’s Showcase: Villa De Madre Estate

Suisun Valley, Near Napa, California

California living has never been so ideal until Villa De Madre, located near Napa Valley and only one hour from San Francisco. Enjoy views of vineyards from every window of the beautiful 22,882-square-foot Georgian mansion. Entertain guests in one of the three auto barns. Or shoot a round of skeet. These are just a few of the plentiful opportunities for enjoying life at this crown jewel of Suisun Valley.

“My wife and I built this dream home in 2002,” says Willis Johnson, current owner of Villa De Madre. “We wanted my mother to live with us, but also wanted her to have her independence. With a 1,896 square foot guesthouse—including a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room and two bedrooms—connected to the main house, it was perfect for her privacy.”

The property encompasses 70-acres of gated vineyards, equipped with surveillance cameras for top of the line security. Producing approximately 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine yearly, the property could be a “full-blown” winery business, Willis notes, especially with his and hers offices off the master suite.

In addition to the private offices, the mansion features a double-winding staircase; six bedrooms; eight full bathrooms and three half baths; six fireplaces; a chef’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances; an exercise room overlooking an in-house swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque and enclosed patio/play area; a game room with adjoining bar; a climate-controlled wine cave; and a two-stop hydraulic elevator. Incredible hand-painted ceilings and murals are featured throughout.

Also found on the property are three auto barns, and a combined 44,195 square feet of secured storage space. The showcase barn includes a main garage, a storage area for parts and maintenance equipment, and three restrooms. In the second auto barn, you’ll find three complete maintenance bays with two twin post rotary car lifts, a retro gas station, an office, two storage rooms, and a mechanical room. The third auto barn was modeled after “Main Street USA,” with detailed storefronts and a fully equipped diner. You need only step outside to practice your aim at the skeet shooting range.


Villa De Madre is offered at $19,998,000

For additional photos, please visit www.VillaDeMadreEstate.com

 


Featured Home: Scottsdale, Arizona

Inspired by an employee of duPont Registry's recent Holiday trip to Arizona, our Homes Blog is featuring this elegant Mediterranian-inspired estate, enjoy!

Built in 2007, this one of a kind property sits on nearly an acre.Beyond the stone archway entrance, the courtyard and fountains are a fitting introduction to this home.

The gourmet kitchen is accompanied by top of the line appliances and large walk-in pantry, adjoined by a formal dining room and breakfast patio. 

The outdoor living area over looks the 11th fairway. With breathtaking views, one can enjoy the pool, water features, spa and and outdoor entertaining areas expected in a true Arizona Retreat.

Throughout the inside of the home, the attention to detail is second to none with natural stone, reclaimed wood flooring and venetian plaster throughout.

Lastly, this beautiful desert home has five bedroom-in-suites all with private patios providing exceptional views of mountains, golf course or city lights.

 

 

For additional information on this secluded masterpiece of a home, please visit any of the links below:

http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=1020947

http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Agent-Profile.aspx?c=28607

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Featured Property: Padua Stables in Ocala, Florida

Located in Ocala, Florida - a town rich with history and tradition - is Padua Stables: an exceptional euine property in a serene rural setting that's minutes from big-city amenities.

"Padua Stables is truly one of the most picturesque and unique equine properties available," says Satish Sanan, the owner of Padua Stables. "The breathtaking views of the rolling acres dotted with live oaks and punctuated by a beautiful, large lake at the heart of the farm make it such an idyllic setting to breed, break and train horses."

The property consists of approximately 763 acres, with an 8,000-square-foot main residence overlooking the largest lake on the property. Between the main estate, lakeside guest house, management houses and employee dormitory, Padua Stables is a great place to entertain and conduct business. "The housing located on the farm for management and staff guarantees 24-hour care to your horses and grounds," Mr. Sanan says.

With both a three-quarter-mile dirt track and one-milk turf gallop, modeled after the turf gallops in Europe, the tracks allow for many different ways to train horses. This property is for someone who truly lives the equestrian lifestyle. A fully serviceable breeding shed and stallion barn, as well as foaling and quarantine facilities, allow every aspect of an equine business to occur under one roof.

"Padua Stables is one of the few horse frams in the country that provides the ability to offer all areas of equine care and training at one farm, rather than having to ship your horses to several different locations," Mr. Sanan says.

Padua Stables is located within a 90-minute drive of major attractions, including Disney World, Universal Studios and Cape Canaveral. "Ocala allows you to have the perfect rural setting one would want for your equine establishment, while also providing the amenities one looks for to enjoy life with family and friends outside the farm," Mr. Sanan explains. "The city is truly a hidden gem."

For more information on Padua Stables, click here.


Featured Property: Riverbend Ranch in Park City, Utah

A star jewel amidst Utah's spectacular wilderness, Riverbend Ranch stands testimony to the passion of a heart determined to celebrate family, life and nature. Situated just 25 minutes from Park City, Utah, and only 10 minutes from shops and restaurants, Riverbend Ranch encompasses  world of its own. More than 212 acres flow from one side of the gorgeous Weber River to the other, stretching across mountain pastures to its peak, with spectacular views of famous Mr. Timpanogos in the distance.

"The opportunity to acquire a property here as exceptional as this is very rare. Zoning requirements provide for homes to be built a minimum of 100 yards from river's edge; this home was permitted just feet from water's edge due to a grandfathering provision," says Paul Benson, listing broker from Summit Sotheby's International Realty in Park City.

Five years in the making, this more than 16,000-square-foot western modern lodge-style home was completed in 2010 and designed to be a family legacy. "No detail was overlooked. The room design and placement takes advantage of multiple experiences - breathtaking river, ponds, mountains, pastures and more - you have a unique view and experience from every room," says Benson.

Riverbend Ranch encompasses property on both sides of nearly half mile of the Weber River allowing control over who fishes and passes across the water. Fences and gates add to the natural security. The home features eight wondros enquite bedrooms including luxurious private master, nine baths, custom woodwork and ironwork throughout, large great room with 27-foot high beamed ceiling, gourmet kitchen, custom bar, wine cellar with custom cedar humidors, large home theater, a billiards loft with elevated deck and wood-burning fireplace directly overlooking the river.

Additional property features include full environmentally friendly and energy efficient geothermal radiant heating system, eight custom wood-bburning fireplaces, reclaimed hardwood floors, heated eight-car garage, four laundry centers, three ponds including large trout pond, two barns, multiple outdoor living spaces with fire pits, hot tub, covered decks and porches, miles of private all-season trails for hiking, horseback riding, ATVs, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, organic garden beds and natural water springs.

For more information on this property, visit www.RiverBendRanch.com.


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Property Spotlight: South Florida - Exclusive Gated Equestrian Estate

South Florida calls to mind luxury, beautiful beaches and the finest dining and shopping. In close proximity to all of the hustle and bustle of gorgeous Boca Raton and Palm Beach resides a secluded 47-acre gated equestrian estate.

"You just don't find this rare combination of luxury and acreage in this growing affluent area. It's one of Palm Beach County's best kept secrets," says Darren Weiner, Managing Member/Broker of Antigen Realty, which specializes in representing high-profile professional athletes and celebrities across the United States, as well as internationally.

This private estate's professionally manicured grounds surround an architecturally designed 8,500-square-foot ranch pod-style home, which blends perfectly with its natural environment.

The exclusive property boasts six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, a 4-car garage, a gym with hot tub, sauna and steam room, a 300-bottle wine cooler, two north/south tennis courts, an extensive free-form pool and in-ground spa, 25 different types of fruit-bearing trees, a 1,000-square-foot lanai, a meditation garden and a stocked lake. It also features a 12-stall barn, a half-mile track and vast pastures, which offer shelter and exercise to its equine residents.

"This presents an incredibly attractive and rare opportunity for horse lovers and polo players, as well as celebrities, athletes, executives, and others who desire privacy, yet want to be close to all of the action," Weiner added. "Corporations would find it desirous as a retreat, as well."

Conveniently located near all major highways and airports, this estate, which neighbors Boca Raton, has easy access to Palm Beach, Wellington (world renowned for its equestrian community), Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, and everything they have to offer. Gourmet dining, the performing arts, pristine beaches, world-class golf courses, fine shopping, premier arenas, stadiums, state-of-the-art equestrian training centers and thoroughbred horse racing are just minutes away.

This unique property is offered at $15.9 million.

For more information on this property, visit www.CelebrityHomesHQ.com.


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Cover Property: Carlisle Hill in Franklin, Tennessee

Rarely does such an exceptional property become available. We invite you to experience the beauty of Carlisle Hill located at 1025 Carlisle Lane.

Less than two miles from the heart of Franklin, Tennessee, this premier 20,000-square-foot estate features 6 bedrooms, and 7-full and 5-half bathrooms, a 6,000 square foot barn, a guesthouse with full kitchen, and a 10-car garage, all sitting atop 10-rolling acres of gated land with an extensive security system that allows you to monitor the property.

This fully-equipped smart house also has an in-floor heating system under the heart of pine floors. The large master suite boasts an adjoining study, his and hers closets, and a master bath. The kitchen is a dream for any chef, complete with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and custom cabinetry. Take the elevator to access the different amenities on all floors - guest bedrooms and bathrooms, a home office, recreation room, game room with wet bar, and breakfast room. Enjoy a roaring fire in any of the five fireplaces of the home. Open French doors to step on the back balconies to see breathtaking views of the Greater Nashville area.

Originially $8.49 million, but now only $6.35 million. Contact Laura Putty Stroud of Fridrich & Clark Realty, LLC at 877-604-6082 or email lstroud@bigalpha.com.


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Publishers Showcase: Rocking DK Ranch in Bitterroot Valley, Montana

Nestled in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana is the Rocking DK Ranch encompassing seven ponds and 1.5 miles of Bitterroot Valley, a well-known fishery.

Constructed with an exterior of rustic logs, a finer finish meets the eye inside. Massive structural logs from the Salish National Forest, blessed by the tribal chief, are contrasted to the finished walls to allow the easy display of artwork.

The finished walls aren't the only unique feature to the ranch - the property is set on a mile of the Bitterroot River so one can enjoy nature and wildlife. "I personally feel that this is the best amenity," Jane says. "The views of the Bitterroot River, the Totem Peaks and the Bitterroot National Forest from the ranch are absolutely astounding."

The Rocking RK Ranch, a property of 181 acres, was designed by its current owner, Kelley Floyd. Kelley designed the rustic and elegant ranch with over 11,000 square feet of living space that includes five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a wine cellar and a home theater. The house is surrounded by 3,200 square feet of decking and includes a magnificent outdoor entertainment area with pizza oven. A gate house, a river cottage and a barn with a guest house on top are all on the property, giving a total of 11 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

Perhaps the most notable feature inside the property is the 400-ton fireplace in the middle of the house that reaches higher than the second story and has a tree wrapped around it. Two mantels face opposite sides - one warms the dining room that features a serving buffet and bar, while the other side faces a great room and entertainment area.

Interested buyers can see more photos, courtesy of Bryant Studios in Missoula, Montana, and read more details of the Rocking DK Ranch by visiting www.itencompany.com.


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Cover Property: Indian Creek Island in Miami, Florida

Unrivaled. No other home in Miami has achieved this level of artful contemplation, broadness of thought nor can it command a price in this stellar range. Few have possessed the passion to create a home resort oasis that elevates nature to a special starring role with a design that flows with ease, grace and simple beauty. Fueled by the world-cultural interests of the owners, 3 Indian Creek Island Drive on exclusive Indian Creek Island in Miami is a testament to the highest of standards in the luxury market today.

This 30,000 square foot new construction "Resort Home Oasis" is presented by Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills® of Coldwell Banker in Miami.

"This home is on two magnificent acres with about 200 feet of water frontage. There's room to dock a 75-foot yacht and nearby marinas for larger vessels. The security on this island is impeccable - Indian Creek Village has its own police force who monitor the waterways and the island. No one is admitted to the island unless they have a resident's permission," Eber says.

Indian Creek Village is the most prestigious island in Miami - there are only 32 waterfront homes on the 300-acre island. In the middle of the island is an 18-hole championship golf course with a private country club. "This is a really beautfiul island," Eber says.

3 Island Creek Drive is designed as a series of pavilions inter-connected by stone and waterways. Light flows into the house from louvered walls. It embodies the ambiance of a private spa resort set in a secure, island sanctuary. The home features 10-bedroom suites, a master suite with boutique-like walk-in closet, 10-full and 4-half baths, five kitchens including a full catering one, six wet-bars, rooftop sky bar and jacuzzi, panic room, wine cellar, staff room, dramatic library, elevator, 100-foot resort pool and cabana, full spa pavilion, state-of-the-art glass encased waterfront gym with steam and massage rooms, and a garage that accommodates 7-plus limo-size vehicles with room for additional outdoor parking. The latest Smart House technology ensures convenience and security.

"This house is a contemporary work of art - you can open up the whole home to the outdoors, you truly feel as if you are in a luxury resort that belongs just to you. It's very intimate and serene," Eber says.

Interested buyers can call The Jills® of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate at 305-341-7447, email at info@thejills.com, or visit their websites at www.thejllls.com.


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