Top 10s of 2014: Spectacular Pools

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Palm Springs, California

HK Lane

Nelda Linsk | 760-774-6619

nlinsk@hklane.com

www.christiesrealestate.com


Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950

Marcie@marciehartley.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Vero Beach, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Clark French | 772-321-0683

clark@premierestateproperties.com

Cindy O’Dare | cindy@premierestateproperties.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Tempe, Arizona

Geneva Real Estate & Investments, LLC

Tina Garcia | 602-451-8462

Tinasells4u@cox.net

www.TinaSellsArizona.com 

 

St. Barths, Caribbean Islands

Sibarth Real Estate

Christian Wattiau | 590 590 29 88 91

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327

Christian@sibarthrealestate.fr

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com 

 

Avon, Connecticut

William Raveis Real Estate

Donna Anderson Halloran | 860-690-2025

Donna.Anderson@Raveis.com

www.Raveis.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com 


Top 10s of 2014: Gourmet Kitchens

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 

 

Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com 

 

Brooklyn, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

deniroteam.elliman.com

 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Charter One Realty | Wexford

Steve Timperman | 843-384-8988

steve@charteronerealty.com

www.stevetimperman.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com


Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Mississauga, Canada

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.

Sam McDadi | 416-801-2400

sam@mcdadi.com

www.mcdadi.com 

 

San Diego, California

Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.gabhartinvestments.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com


Top 10s of 2014: Luxurious Baths

San Diego, California

Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.thelakehouzz.com 

 

Laguna Beach, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

LeeAnn@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com 

 

Ojai, California

The Fred Evans Team

Editha Cotilli | 805-477-3689

editha@fredevans.com

www.fredevans.com 


Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950

Marcie@marciehartley.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 


Marco Island, Florida

Keller Williams Realty

Pat Wilkins | 239-970-3444

patwilkins@marcoexpert.com

www.marcoexpert.com 


Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 


Camarillo, California

RE/MAX Olson & Associates

Jordan Cohen | 818-435-5220

Jordan@jordancohen.com

www.jordancohen.com 


Manhattan, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

deniroteam.elliman.com


Mississauga, Canada

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.

Sam McDadi | 416-801-2400

sam@mcdadi.com

 www.mcdadi.com 

 

San Diego, California


Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.thelakehouzz.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Man Caves

Orange, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

leeann@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 


Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com


Tempe, Arizona

Geneva Real Estate & Investments, LLC

Tina Garcia | 602-451-8462

Tinasells4u@cox.net

www.TinaSellsArizona.com 

 

Boxborough, Massachusetts

William Raveis Real Estate

Peter Darveau | 617-592-3266

Peter.Darveau@Raveis.com

www.Raveis.com 

 

Camarillo, California

RE/MAX Olson & Associates

Jordan Cohen | 818-435-5220

Jordan@jordancohen.com

www.jordancohen.com 

 

Argyle, Texas

RE/MAX Masters

Lisa Good | 214-212-0017

lisagood@gmail.com

www.LisaGood.com 

 

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Stunning Views and Vistas

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Black Diamond Real Estate

Linda Walker | 307-690-6170

lwalker@bdjg.com

www.bdjh.com 


Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com


Emigrant, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Judice & Araujo

Frederico Judice Araujo

frederico@judicearaujo.com.br

www.christiesrealestate.com


North Tustin, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

LeeAnn@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com 

 

St. Barths, Caribbean Islands

Sibarth Real Estate

Christian Wattiau | 590 590 29 88 91

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327

Christian@sibarthrealestate.fr

www.christiesrealestate.com


Manhattan, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

www.deniroteam.elliman.com


Dana Point, California

Realty One Group

Marilyn Nobles | 949-280-1774

Marilyn.nobles@cox.net 

 

Taveuni, Fiji

Taveuni Palms Resort

Hurwitz James Company

Bob Hurwitz | 310-477-8865

Bob@hurwitzjamesco.com

www.hurwitzjamesco.com 

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Four Seasons

Hurwitz James Company

Bob Hurwitz | 310-477-8865

Bob@hurwitzjamesco.com

www.hurwitzjamesco.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Luxury Destinations

St. Barths, Caribbean Islands

Sibarth Real Estate

Christian Wattiau | 590 590 29 88 91

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327

Christian@sibarthrealestate.fr

www.christiesrealestate.com

 

Sydney, Australia

Ken Jacobs

Ken Jacobs | +61 2 8340 3406

Ken@kenjacobs.com.au

www.christiesrealestate.com

 

Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

Porto Bello Private Residence Club

Carlos Gorozpe 855-381-4282

cgorozpe@experienceportobello.com

www.experienceportobello.com

 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Four Seasons

Hurwitz James Company

Bob Hurwitz | 310-477-8865

Bob@hurwitzjamesco.com

www.hurwitzjamesco.com 

 

Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

The Palms Private Residences

Mark Randall | 224-500-5495

mark@palmscostarica.com

www.palmscostarica.com 

 

Laguna Beach, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

LeeAnn@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com 

 

Aquitaine, France

Maxwell Storrie Baynes

Rupert Valpy |06 047 024 034 057

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Malaga, Spain

Diana Morales Properties

Diana Morales | +34 952 765 138

www.christiesrealestate.com 


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Napa Consultants: Which Niche Can Make You Rich?

 

From our friends Ron and Alexandra Seigel at the Napa Consultants comes a new webinar series,"Which Niche Will Make You Rich?"

Recently hosted on their website and Zillow, this seminar can help you figure out which niche is best suited to your marketing style, and how to take the niche you're in and turn it into a profitable situation for both yourself and your clients.

To learn more about the series, click here and visit the website, and check out the introduction to this series above. Check back soon for more installments in this course.


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We've Got You Covered: duPont REGISTRY Cover Properties Sold in 2013

We at the duPont REGISTRY pride ourselves on only bringing you, our reader, the best of the best available on today’s market, whether you’re searching for a car, a boat or a home. In 2013, the covers of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes were graced by some of the finest homes we’ve ever seen, with some of the most impressive amenities to date.

And the numbers are there to back it. Of the homes featured on the cover of our magazine last year, 7 saw success with a sale before the end of 2013.

Our cover properties had as many as 12 bathrooms, 12 car garages, 100 acres and great success in finding a buyer. Below, you will find our most successful covers, each showing a home that now has a new owner, and a statistical analysis of what kind of stuff our covers are made of. We’re happy to bring you the REGISTRY in Review.

 

Sold Properties Stats 

BEDROOMS

Largest: 7

Average: 5

BATHS

Largest: 8.5

Average: 5.5

GARAGE SIZE

Largest: 12

Average: 5

MOST EXPENSIVE

Highest: $22,800,000

Average: $7,327,142.86

SQUARE FOOTAGE

Largest: 16,500

Average: 9,235

ACRES

Largest: 5

Average: 1.9 

 

Boerne, TX

Keller Williams Luxury International Realty

Sold For: Undisclosed | Asking: $2,975,000

• 8,176 square feet • 3 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 5.5 bathrooms

• 5-car garage • waterfront

 

Pebble Beach, CA

Carmel Realty

Sold For: $7,600,000 | Asking: $8,295,000

• 8,400 square feet • 1.46 acres

• 6 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms

• 2-car garage • waterfront

 

Lighthouse Point, FL

The Prenner Team

Sold For: $3,200,000 | Asking: $3,350,000

• 9,304 square feet • .28 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms

• 3-car garage • waterfront

 

Hilton Head Island, SC

Charter One Realty

Sold For: $3,900,000 | Asking: $3,995,000

• 4,342 square feet • .83 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms

• 12-car garage • waterfront

 

Great Falls, VA 

Long & Foster

Sold For: $5,634,180 | Asking: $7,900,000

• 16,500 square feet • 5 acres

• 7 bedrooms • 7-full and 3-half bathrooms

• 4-car garage

 

Smith Mountain Lake VA

Smith Mountain Lake Properties

Sold For: $1,750,000 | Asking: $1,975,000

• 7,863 square feet • .84 acres

• 4 bedrooms  • 4 bathrooms  

• 3-car garage  • waterfront 

 • mountain view

 

Vancouver, Canada

Faith Wilson Group

Sold For: Undisclosed | Asking: $22,800,000

• 10,064 square feet • .50+ acres

• 5 bedrooms • 6.5 bathroom

• 3-car garage


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(PRESS RELEASE) Pebble Beach Chappellet Estate Sells for $16.5 Million 29 Days from Listing with Carmel Realty Company

 

PEBBLE BEACH CHAPPELLET ESTATE SELLS FOR $16.5 MILLION 29 DAYS FROM LISTING WITH CARMEL REALTY COMPANY

 

The historic waterfront property, known as the Chappellet Estate, has been sold for $16.5 million, with agents from Carmel Realty Company representing both the buyer and seller. After being on the market for nearly a decade with a different real estate firm, Carmel Realty Company closed escrow on the Chappellet Estate in just twenty-nine days.

“This is the fourth significant sale in the past twelve months where Carmel Realty Company successfully represented both the buyer and seller. The collaborative nature of our organization benefits our clients through our ability to bring buyers and sellers together, especially on significant sales such as the Chappellet Estate,” said Malone Hodges, Managing Broker of Carmel Realty Company.

Numerous previous offers were made through the years and one made it into escrow with the previous listing firm prior to the deal brokered by Carmel Realty Company listed for $16.9 million.

“This sale is a prime example of proper pricing, target marketing and local expertise resulting in a quick strong offer for the seller. We believe that getting to know the clients, and their goals and needs, is as important as understanding the physical characteristics of the properties we represent and the unique aspects of the local market,” said Peter Butler, Listing Agent at Carmel Realty Company.  

Mike and Jessica Canning, also from Carmel Realty Company, represented the buyer. “With the expansion of discreetly exposed, off-market listings, we’ve focused our endeavors on buyers and sellers looking to engage in that platform, which has given us access to elite buyers interested in significant properties. Combining our network with our colleagues at Carmel Realty Company is what makes closing a significant sale, such as this one, in a short time, even possible,” said Mike Canning, Buyer’s Agent. 

The Chappellet Estate constructed around 1915 is one of the first twenty structures to exist in Pebble Beach. Built in the Craftsman-style, this two-story, four bedroom home with a historically-designated guest cottage, sits on some of the most coveted coastal property in the world. Owned by the Chappellet Family, one of the oldest wine producing families of the Napa Valley, for the past four decades, the property encompasses 2.74 acres along the edge of Stillwater Cove in Pebble Beach, California. One of a handful of estates to share the cove with The Lodge at Pebble Beach, the Chappellet Estate is steps to the 18th green of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links and offers panoramic views of Pebble Beach Golf Links to Carmel Beach to Point Lobos with the Santa Lucia Mountains of Big Sur as its backdrop.

 

About Carmel Realty:

Carmel Realty Company, an Exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate and Regent member of LuxuryRealEstate.com is the oldest real estate firm on the Monterey Peninsula. Celebrating 100 years in 2013, the company focuses exclusively on high-end real estate. In addition to brokerage service, Carmel Realty is the market leader in luxury vacation rentals, managing short and long-term rental homes. The company leverages the personal insight and skill of its agents with industry-leading technology and a world-class marketing team. Visit our website at www.carmelrealtycompany.com.


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Napa Consultants: Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tips

3 Ways to Prepare for a Market Upswing

 

As the luxury real estate market recovers in your area, you willn otice that more new agents are diving back into marketing luxury real estate. That means competition is now heating up. Now is the time to prepare in order to out-think your competitors. 

The median sales price for homes in San Francisco jumped 16% in 2013, according to the San Francisco Association of Realtors. This is primarily due to a stronger demand among the "Technorati" who want to live in the city and are content to commute to nearby Silicon Valley.

Whereas your area may not be rebounding as quickly as San Francisco, you must be prepared to protect your turf. To do so, think more like a limpet!

The limpet is a sea snail with a conical shell. The limpet attaches itself to hard surfaces in the ocean. They feed on the algae in the waters and what makes them unique and interesting is that they maintain a garden, which surrounds their home base. When another creature dares to graze in their garden, they push them off by ramming them with their shell, so that their garden can continue to thrive.

For luxury real estate marketing profesisionals, limpet thinking means keeping your garden in order and watching out for interlopers. Here are three ways to prepare for a market upswing:

1. Refresh your personal or company brand

2. Create a new full featured luxury real estate website or update your current one

3. Stay in close communication with your sphere of influence on a regular basis

 

So, think like a limpet, and protect your garden in 2014!

 

Written by Ron & Alexandra Siegel, Managing Partners of Napa Consultants, International, "the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry." Their blog, the Language of Luxury (LOL), is the most widely read luxury real estate marketing and branding blog on the internet. Click here for more.


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Napa Consultants: Three Tips for Marketing Success in 2014, Part 3

Your Brand Has to Have Soul and Be Inspirational

As a luxury real estate marketing professional, it is essential to discover the soul of your personal or company brand and to create an inspirational brand story. Doing so is a surefire path to market leadership.

Think of a company that has inspired you. Have you ever flown Southwest Airlines? This is one of the brands we love, mainly because of the ease and simplicity of making or changing reservations, their on-time record and also the remarkable friendliness of their employees. Here is a company with soul!

If Southwest Airlines has soul, Zappos, the online shoe store that put 2-way no-cost shipping on the map and was sold to Amazon for more than $1 billion, has both soul and an inspirational brand story. The title of the best seller "Delivering Happiness," written by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, says everything about his management style and the company purpose. 

As with Trader Joe's (covered in "Part 2"), the high employee morale in Southwest Airlines and Zappos is palpable. Employee morale contributes mightily to customer engagement via word-of-mouth marketing and customer loyalty.

But, why should you strive to uncover and mine your own personal or company brand's "inspirational DNA"? A study conducted by Performance INpsiration shows what consumers do when a company inspires them:

  • 86% of respondents say they would recommend the company to friends and family
  • 82% would be loyal to that company
  • 92% would share their experience with others
  • 71% reported they would spend more on a company that inspires them

Old Spice came out with a commercial that embodies all three essential elements that we cover in this aritcle series, love, soul and inspiration, inspiration because the video went viral, with more than 3 million views when we saw it. The theme, "Smellcome to Manhood," brilliantly targets and communicates to boy swho are coming of age, and also to moms who might buy it for their sons (if they let their sons grow up). It is a must see, and is far better than most superbowl commercials. What a coup for a heritage brand looking to reach its next generation of consumers. You can watch it by clicking here.

Spend some time uncovering and mining your own inspirational DNA. It needs to be demonstrated not just superficially, but through every interaction you have with your associates, your clients and your entire sphere of influence.

 

Written by Ron & Alexandra Siegel, Managing Partners of Napa Consultants, International, "the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry." Their blog, the Language of Luxury (LOL), is the most widely read luxury real estate marketing and branding blog on the internet. Click here for more.


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Napa Consultants: Three Tips for Marketing Success in 2014, Part 2

What's Love Got to Do with It?

As a seasoned luxury real estate marketing professional, you’ve certainly had the experience of a buyer falling in love with a home at first sight. We personally had that experience with our own home. We knew within 5 minutes that we found the perfect place, wrote an offer and were in escrow within 48 hours. But, this is not typical, especially or buyers who are not all that familiar with your marketplace.

Most of the time you need to set the stage for buyers by first romanticizing your marketplace, then pointing out how the homes you show them could be an ideal match to their needs or dreams. With sellers, you need to romance them with your personal or company brand before they give you their listing. Then you need to present their listings in the best possible light with stunning photography and verbal descriptions that promise a lifestyle devoid of mediocrity.

Think about a brand you love. We love Trader Joes. We cannot say enough about the esprit-de-corps that their very knowledgeable Santa Barbara “Crew” consistently demonstrates, the product selection, their return policy, the food sampling station that always has excellent coffee and friendly conversation, the human scale of the store itself and on and on. The crew here wears shorts and “island-themed” shirts that set the tone for a casual, relaxed buying experience.

How do you get clients to fall in love with YOU and your brand? You need to prove that you truly care about people, according to Wolfgang Shaefer, Global Chief Strategy Officer of SelectNY, a speaker at Luxury Daily’s Luxury Outlook 2014. And, that is what is at the heart of the Trader Joes brand. The operation is so well run that you get the sense that they really take the time to care about you.

What can you do, as a luxury real estate marketing professional, to further convince your past current and potential clients that you truly do care? Spread the love in 2014!

 

Written by Ron & Alexandra Siegel, Managing Partners of Napa Consultants, International, "the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry." Their blog, the Language of Luxury (LOL), is the most widely read luxury real estate marketing and branding blog on the internet. Click here for more.


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Napa Consultants: Three Tips for Marketing Success in 2014, Part 1

At year-end we attended Luxury Outlook 2014, produced by Luxury Daily. Although the presentation was geared primarily toward the luxury goods industry, we gleaned some exciting insights for luxury real estate marketing professionals that we will share with you in this article series.

We were particularly moved by Wolfgang Shaefer, Global Chief Strategy Officer at SelectNY, who emphasized the importance of telling the story of your brand from three perspectives: stories of SOUL, stories to INSPIRE and stories of LOVE. So, stay tuned as we apply these principles to the art of marketing you in the luxury real estate realm and leveraging your brand to create an outrageously successful 2014.

 

Written by Ron & Alexandra Siegel, Managing Partners of Napa Consultants, International, "the leader in brand strategy for the luxury real estate industry." Their blog, the Language of Luxury (LOL), is the most widely read luxury real estate marketing and branding blog on the internet. Click here for more.


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Gulf Coast International Properties Affiliates with Bob Melvin

GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES AFFILIATES WITH BOB MELVIN, FORMERLY OF GASPARILLA PROPERTIES, BOCA GRANDE

(PRESS RELEASE)

NAPLES, FL (October 21, 2013) – Gulf Coast International Properties (GCIP), the leading boutique, luxury real estate firm in southwest Florida, just announced that they have affiliated with Bob Melvin, formerly of Gasparilla Properties in Boca Grande, FL.  Melvin has been the top-producing real estate agent in the Boca Grande/Cape Haze Peninsula region for the past 20 years, with 1.25 billion dollars in career sales.  He will be the principal and lead Broker/Agent for the GCIP Boca Grande office.  

Locally owned and operated by principals, Michael McCumber and Tim Savage, GCIP takes an unrivaled, teamwork approach to helping clients buy and sell real estate.  This new affiliation will allow GCIP to cross-market their properties in a continual effort to provide the highest level of service to their clients; from Naples to Boca Grande and beyond.

GCIP has two premier locations in Olde Naples, one at 1144 3rd Street South and the other at 707 12th Avenue South.  The new Boca Grande office is located at 411 Park Avenue, Boca Grande.  GCIP is the Regent representative for Naples and Boca Grande for LuxuryRealEstate.com worldwide and they are consistently recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.  Visit www.gcipnaples.com and www.gcipbocagrande.com for more information.

 

For further information please contact:

Patty Line

Gulf Coast International Properties

1144 3rd Street South, Naples, FL 34102

707 12th Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102

Phone:  (239) 293-7720

 Email:  patty @gcipnaples.com

 


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November Featured Home: The Seneca Estate in Great Falls, Va.

Exquisite artistry, quality craftsmanship and a touch of glamour combine in this spectacularly appointed newly built manor home set on .89 lush acres in the pastoral Washington, D.C. suburb of Great Falls, Virginia. No luxurious expense has been spared in this 5-bedroom, 6.5–bath property, sited near the Potomac River yet conveniently close to the quaint shops and fine dining of Great Falls Village. 

The dazzling reception area provides a captivating center to the 12,000 sq. ft. home that envelops guests in an atmosphere of pure elegance and uncommon attention to detail. Gorgeous amenities include the hardwood-clad library with a wall of fossil-stone granite facing handsome built-ins, and a richly paneled drawing room with 11 glass showcases for display of collectibles or fine art.

The superbly appointed gourmet kitchen will delight even the most discriminating chef, while family and guests relax in the adjoining solarium with vaulted bamboo ceiling and French doors which lead to an expansive deck and rear lawns that multiply entertaining possibilities.

Upstairs, the stunning master suite provides a breathtaking haven for relaxation. Features include silk and wool rugs inlaid into Brazilian cherry flooring, an alluring closet room of cedar-lined cabinetry, and the luxurious master bath showcasing a center spa tub, glass-enclosed steam room with stone seating and a separate marble steam shower.

The lower level offers an abundance of leisure activities:  practice swinging at the golf simulator, enjoy refreshments at the mosaic-tiled bar, play a game of billiards or just relax in the spacious recreation room, all outfitted in tastefully fashionable décor and modern hues with the ambiance of a private club.

A spectacular home cinema room, a fifth bedroom with attached spa bath and a Tuscan-style wine cellar and tasting room complete this level.


See http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=1945832 for additional information and photos. Offered for $5.2  million.


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Posted by: Caitlin
Posted on: 10/9/2013 at 3:46 PM
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