Affluent Seaside Community

There’s something special about living in Jupiter, and if anybody understands that, it’s Ken and Kandyce Meierling. The license Partners and Brokers of luxury real estate firm Engel & Völkers Jupiter have lived around the world – from Germany and England to Belize and Hong Kong. But they couldn’t imagine a better slice of paradise than this affluent, yet quaint seaside community on the east coast of Florida.

“Life in Jupiter is easygoing and low-key, yet there's access to plenty of luxury amenities,” says Ken. Nestled just north of Palm Beach and about 1 ½ hours north of Miami, Jupiter is home to some of the nation’s finest championship golf courses, unspoiled beaches and world-class shopping. The neighboring enclave of Jupiter Island, an exquisite 17-mile private sanctuary of tropical beauty, is renowned for its landmark waterfront estates. The area attracts many who could own  property anywhere.

A former investment banker and M&A advisor to global corporations, Ken was intrigued by the multifaceted world of real estate. “This industry offers me exciting challenges and the chance to connect with extraordinary individuals from all over the world,” says Ken, who opened the Engel & Völkers Jupiter property shop in 2007. “Coming from a business background, I look at real estate a little differently,” he says. “I love the ‘deal-making’ aspect of every transaction.”

Ken and Kandyce recently negotiated the sale of the highest-priced residential property on Jupiter Island: for $38 million. Privately marketed, the sale of the 9.4-acre property with a main residence and separate beach house closed within seven months, thanks to Ken’s business sense and global connections. “While Jupiter Island has long been a getaway for some of the world’s most accomplished, our record-breaking sale put Jupiter Island on the radar as an ultra-high end market, as opposed to the luxury market that it always has been.” Ken and Kandyce are currently representing another stunning $32 million oceanfront property known locally as “Villa La Renaissance.”

Ken and Kandyce Meierling have put Jupiter and Jupiter Island on the international real estate map. As Kandyce puts it, “These beautiful seaside towns have opened their hearts to us, and Ken and I look forward to connecting more clients with this extraordinary lifestyle we enjoy.”

 

Ken & Kandyce Meierling
Engel & Völkers
561.602.4333
Ken.Meierling@evusa.com
Kandyce.Meierling@evusa.com
www.EVJupiter.com

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Legendary North Carolina Estate in Apple Country

Would you like to own a gloriously restored historical home? Look no further than 72 Beaumont Drive in Henderson County’s bucolic town of Flat Rock; a hidden gem. Currently on the market for $1.5 million, it’s a unique and beautifully appointed historical estate. If you make this home, you’ll enjoy four seasons, a mountain view, an abundance of natural beauty, upscale boutiques and restaurants, beautiful parks, friendly people, excellent schools and plenty of fishing, hiking and mountain biking, as well as an annual Apple Festival. This gracious 8,010 square foot three-story home is set on 4.76 acres of rolling meadows and woodlands with amazing views. The estate features eight bedrooms, an updated eat-in kitchen and butler’s pantry, dozens of inviting fireplaces, large picture windows, breathtaking views and five and a half baths. Both spacious and comfortable, it has lots of room for family and friends. Originally a Gothic Revival cottage, it’s been lovingly restored and modernized with a nod to its rich history as a legendary Flat Rock estate. The property sits in an enclave of wealthy summer homes belonging to Charleston’s most elite families, and is lovingly known still as Little Charleston of the Mountains. When you walk in the door you are greeted by a formal living room parlor When you walk in the door you are greeted by a formal living room parlor on one side and a curvilinear music parlor on the other, as well as a second expansive living room and dining room with a crystal chandelier. There’s an office, a master bedroom with walk-in dressing room and any of the bedrooms could be converted to a billiards room or den. The artisan details such as the carved mantles and decorative molded ceilings give this grand home a classic look, with modern amenities including cable, a generator, modern appliances, a security system and a two-car garage. Drive up the gated circular driveway and you’ll be swept away by the gardens and Neoclassical wrap-around porch, with its Tuscan columns and turned baluster railing. Having guests? A charming studio apartment is attached to the garage. All that’s missing is a mint julep and a dip in the kidney-shaped swimming pool, or game of tennis to give you the feel of the historical estate’s glory days. About the Realtor: Residential broker associate Chris Battista grew up in Flat Rock and has been a realtor for 12 years. He’s a past President of the North Carolina Mountains MLS and Hendersonville Board of REALTORS and currently serves as President for Historic Flat Rock, Inc. Offered at $1,500,000 | MLS#3220409

 

BEVERLY-HANKS & ASSOCIATES REALTORS®

Chris Battista

828.243.2555

cbattista@Beverly-Hanks.com

Beverly-Hanks.com


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Architectural Grandeur

In 1917, at the time it was begun, Ropsley was considered a small country estate. Sheltered behind stone walls and set on four magnificently landscaped and wooded acres, the home has the aspect of a French chateau, albeit one with a delightfully quirky English sprawl and ornamented with hints of Italy.

Designed by award-winning architects Mellor, Meigs and Howe, who also created the Concert Hall at Bryn Mawr College, this home was considered a showcase for their home and garden designs.

“This is a significant estate in an area of significant houses – one of the top five in the area,” says Michael Sivel of the Sivel Group, Fine Homes Specialists for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors. Located just outside of Chestnut Hill, “this was an area that attracted well-to-do Philadelphians that wanted to be out of downtown, but have easy access by train.” It still does.

There’s a history here, romantic and just a little scandalous. When the original owner’s widow married Edgar Allen Poe’s nephew, the home became known as Poe House. It was later purchased by a pair of embezzlers, affectionately known as “The Boys.”

The current owners, says Sivel, “breathed new life into the place,” undertaking extensive renovations in 1992, while preserving museum quality details like the living room’s beamed ceiling, walk-in fireplace and hand-carved mantel.

The rooms “are generously scaled,” he says. “The dining room would easily seat fifty.”  There are six to eight bedrooms, depending on whether you require a writing room—or one of several other rather retro spaces.

Outside, linden trees line a path, their heady fragrance mingling with the wisteria along the patio’s pergola. Peonies and azaleas fill formal gardens. A gazebo, set back in the trees, overlooks the 25 by 50-foot swimming pool. Magnificent fountains can be seen from the drawing room; others are scattered about the property.

Set beside the goldfish pond is the “Little House,” a guest cottage.  The original carriage house was converted into a separate guest dwelling as well, and the main house has a self-contained in-law suite.

One could get lost in such privacy.

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Fox & Roach, REALTORS®

Michael Sivel

215.380.1296

Michael.Sivel@foxroach.com

SivelGroupLuxury.com


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Exquisite French Chateau

This exquisite French Chateau Estate with incredible equestrian amenities is situated on 104.17 acres of majestic landscaped grounds, providing a private and peaceful setting for the dwelling. A secluded owner’s residence features five spacious bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The entryway leads to the magnificent formal living room, which boasts astonishing floor-to-ceiling windows to exemplify the lush greenery surrounding this home. A chef’s gourmet kitchen with custom finishes is open to the cozy family room for entertaining and enjoying company. Guests will also luxuriate in the relaxing lounge area with views of the encircling waterfalls, lakes and walking bridges.

The home’s outdoor oasis includes a pristine pool with an attached spa, shared by the owner’s abode and the guest house. Covered cabana features: summer kitchen, island with seating, dressing room with full bath plus conversation area provide all the conveniences one would desire in an outdoor living space. A ten-stall show stable is exclusive to the equestrian homeowner, equipped with a comfortable air-conditioned office, tack room and one-bedroom/one-bathroom apartment. Two additional air-conditioned rooms afford storage for prize carriages or automobiles and a private dressage ring sits close by.

An accompanying show stable housing nineteen stalls, covered free walker and sixty-foot round pen are located in close proximity to the covered arena. Visitors can observe from a luxurious viewing room while equestrians enjoy accommodations such as sporting mirrors, synthetic footing and irrigation. The lavish Manager’s Residence incorporates an additional guest house with a supplemental private barn, riding arena and convenient storage building. Furthermore, four single family homes, two manufactured homes and a triplex including two two-bedroom/two-bathroom and one one-bedroom/one-bathroom apartments are situated on the property.

Horses that reside within this awe-inspiring estate are extremely well accommodated. Also encompassed on the grounds are six more horse barns, a climate controlled laboratory and a breeding shed. There is no lack of storage, with a 16-bay equipment building integrating an air-conditioned office, as well as several additional storage units and garages within this grandiose residence.

Offered at $9,950,000

Also offered is an intriguing 876 +/- fenced acres  close to World Equestrian Center – Ocala.

Call for options and pricing

 

Joan Pletcher Real Estate Network

Ocala, Florida

352.347.1777 | 352.266.9100

joan@joanpletcher.com

www.joanpletcher.com


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Welcome to Forest Pointe

Old World Charm

In the affluent golf community of Woodforest, just outside of Conroe, Texas, lies an elegant Farmhouse style estate, awaiting its new owners. Designed and built by Architect Eddie Rasco & Associates and perfect for both entertaining and private living, this charming residence rests on the Woodforest Golf Course and offers a quiet resort style living in an award winning master planned community.

Welcome to Forest Pointe.

Abundant Amenities

The random sequenced natural stone-covered entryway welcomes you to enter through the arched double glass doors. Step into the stunning foyer showcasing distressed 5” wide plank hardwood flooring, while romantic stone walls stretch before you.

At the heart of this home is the expansive living room and kitchen, perfect for both entertaining and quiet relaxed evenings. Reclaimed cedar exposed beams create the floating ceiling from which three chandeliers are perfectly positioned.

The spacious open kitchen features stainless steel appliances that include Wolf, Subzero, Bosch, Scotsman, and more. Oversized twin kitchen islands with travertine counters offer both beauty and abundant space, while custom Knotty Alder cabinets and a suspended ceiling with cove lighting complete this culinary space.

Just steps from the kitchen is the formal dining room that accommodates up to 12 people for formal or family get-togethers.  Select your favorite vintage to accompany any meal from the relaxing wine room that features a built in dual wine cooler and humidor, quartzite counters with a stone backsplash, and a 94-bottle built-in wine rack.

Luxurious Retreat

When ready to retire, the inviting master suite awaits. His and her vanities and closets with built-in cabinetry make preparing for the day easy and comfortable. An oversized stone shower with multiple shower heads invigorate you for the day ahead, while the large soaking tub is both elegant and luxurious to relax and unwind in at the end of a long day.

The main house offers two additional en-suite bedrooms, while a separate private guest quarters features a large spacious bedroom, a mini-kitchen, and its own private entrance.

Two bonus rooms grace Forest Pointe. The first is a game room that’s perfect for family time and entertainers alike. The second is an expansive media room with lush carpet and space for all the seating you could desire. The gem of private life at Forest Pointe is the executive study. Its spaciousness and abundant light make any work a labor of love. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open onto a covered patio, while an oversized closet and beautiful custom built-in cabinetry offer abundant storage.

Refined Outdoor Living

The floorplan at Forest Pointe provides almost every room in the home views of or access to the outdoors. Meticulously landscaped grounds offer fresh beauty, while several covered porches extend opportunities to live life among nature herself.

The expansive outdoor kitchen features a stainless steel DCS barbeque grill and rotisserie, two refrigerators, two gas burners, built-in stainless steel drawers for storage, and more. Refined granite countertops offer plenty of preparation space, in addition to bar-style seating for hosting guests. This summer kitchen is paired with the comfort of an outdoor living room offering cool daytime lounging as well as warm evenings beside its stone wood burning fireplace.

Woodforest and Beyond

Forest Pointe lies inside the Woodforest community in Montgomery, Texas and is privately nestled on the Woodforest Golf Club. The club features 27 holes carved through majestic pines and towering oaks with facilities including a pro shop, the Woodforest Grille, driving range, separate putting and chipping greens, and practice bunkers.

Situated equally between the city of Conroe and The Woodlands, the historic city of Montgomery is one of the oldest towns in Texas. Home to the Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe boasts a beautifully restored Downtown Historic District with two well-known community theaters and stellar bistros and pubs, as well as charming event spaces and superb art galleries.

Lake Conroe offers 26 miles of water recreation, 8 marinas, a dry storage facility and Valet Launch services. Boat rental, kayaking, fishing, and so much more make Lake Conroe one of the most popular warm weather destinations in the area.

Just 30 miles away, Houston ranks first in the nation in international commerce and second only to New York in the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered there; Rice University has been named the “Ivy League of the South.” Six performance halls in the Houston Theater District showcase ballet, music, theater, and opera; while the Museum District attracts more than 7-million visitors with world-class exhibits. As Texas’ largest metropolitan area, Houston is home to professional sports teams that include the Texans, Astros, and Rockets, as well as the largest rodeo in the world, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

 

Supreme Auctions
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Top 10: Waterfront Properties

Orange Beach, AL
Kaiser Sotheby's International Realty
Donna Burns | 251.968.6869 | 251.243.1591
donna@kaisersir.com

Pai Maui, HI
Coldwell Banker Island Properties
Rhonda Smith-Sanchez
808.205.2175
rhondamauahi@gmail.com
www.22nd6WauPlacePaia.com

Panama City, FL
Century 21 Commander Realty
Maura Schroeder
850.832.4224
mauramae@aol.com
www.mauraschroeder.c21.com

Sarasota, FL
Coldwell Banker Previews International
Judy Kepecz-Hays | 941.587.1700
Kepecz@JudyHays.com

Captiva, FL
VIP Realty Group
Karen Bell & The Bell Team | 239.851.0168
Karenbell@prodigy.net | TheBellTeam.com

Duck Key, FL
American Caribbean Real Estate
305.743.7636
www.acresales.com

Sugarloaf Key, FL
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co.
Lisa Ferringo | 305.797.1221
lisaferringo@aol.com | www.uniquekeyshomes.com

Windemere, FL
Lakeside Realty
Emily Lewis | 704.236.8040
emilybethlewis@gmail.com

Orlando, FL
Suzi Karr Realty
Chris Sapp | 407.574.1002
chris@chrissapp.com
www.SuziKarrRealty.com

Naples, FL
John R. Wood Properties
Bill Earls | 239.777.6622
bill@billearls.com | www.billearls.com


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Spanish Wells on Hilton Head Island

Spanish Wells Plantation’s name is derived from the fresh water springs (or wells) on the island’s bluff overlooking Calibogue Sound. First discovered by the Native Americans who often used and later introduced these wells to the Spaniards, this incredibly special area of Hilton Head Island continues to awe and inspire those fortunate enough to explore homeownership along the waterfront peninsula called Brams Point.

Homes that exist here are perfectly placed between the Intracoastal Waterway and Broad Creek. Boasting more than 140 feet of water frontage, nearly every room at 64 Brams Point contains its own astounding view.  With both eastern and western exposures, the sun can be found rising and setting across both waterways each morning and evening.  Add to that the deepwater dock along the protected waters of Broad Creek, and a more compelling boater’s paradise would be most difficult to imagine.


Encompassing three full floors of living space with multiple porches, the 6,888-square-foot estate contains six spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite baths.  The grandiose gourmet kitchen opens to the main living room and adjoins offset dining areas, both formal and informal.  In the kitchen, the quartz countertops are paired perfectly with the custom-built cabinetry. Offset from the kitchen is a nearby screened alcove that overlooks the heated saltwater pool and spa below. The pool has a spillover waterfall and a fire feature, creating the perfect poolside setting.

The estate has excellent separation, making it ideal for multigenerational living. The first floor has its own living room, two separate bedrooms and contains a fully-equipped bar with direct access to the rear gardens, pool and dock.  In addition, there exists an owner's office suite, multiple storage areas, indoor and outdoor half baths and a third-floor loft with den area. The home’s private elevator services all three floors.
 
This spacious home is craftsmanship at its finest, featuring hardwoods throughout the interior and a stucco exterior accented with attractive stonework.  64 Brams Point was constructed by Randy Jeffcoat Builders, and was the recipient of three Hilton Head Island LightHouse Awards in 2016, including honors for Best Exterior, Best Kitchen, and Best Overall.

Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty
Catherine Donaldson
843-338-2069
Catherine.Donaldson@SothebysRealty.com


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Magnificent Gold Coast Estate - Beachside Avenue, Westport Connecticut

One of the largest estates on the Westport shoreline, this magnificent 7.7 Acre “Gold Coast” property offers an unparalleled aesthetic of grace and grandeur, featuring 365 feet of sweeping water frontage and expansive Beach.  Comprised of three lots, “Beachside” luxuriates in unrivaled views of Long Island Sound and the stunning Southport and Fairfield coastlines.

Circa 1911, the 8500 square-foot Elizabethan Tudor Mansion with Pool and Carriage House, was recently renovated to perfection, retaining the genteel ambience of the early 20th Century yet blending seamlessly with every sophisticated architectural and state-of-the-art mechanical complement.

“Immediately upon entering the residence, you’re enveloped in a feeling of warmth.  The timeless beauty of the interior design and stunning decor is further enhanced by the rich oak woodwork, deep crown moldings and beautiful flooring throughout.  Natural light and mesmerizing views of the water, gardens and lawns can be found from every room.  Perhaps the most exquisite, is the sun-filled Solarium, featuring herringbone brick flooring with bluestone surround, a wainscoted ceiling and seven sets of French Doors leading out to expansive Terraces with lawn, the Beach and Long Island Sound beyond.  This country estate takes luxury to its most grand definition”, proclaims Victoria Fingelly, luxury real estate expert and waterfront specialist with William Pitt/Sotheby’s International Realty.

Coveted Beachside Avenue, commonly referred to as the “Connecticut Gold Coast”, is located in the exclusive Greens Farms section of Westport.  Westport is a diverse, cosmopolitan community with a vibrancy extending to fine dining options, world-class shopping and theatrical venues, global business and commercial centers, and award-winning public and private schools. Its close proximity to Interstate 95 and Metro North Train Service provides immediate and direct access to New York City, a mere 50 miles away.
Offered at $28,000,000.

William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty
Victoria Fingelly
203.610.0647
victoriafingelly@yahoo.com
www.BeachsideAvenueWestport.com


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Magnificent Gold Coast Estate - Beachside Avenue, Westport Connecticut

One of the largest estates on the Westport shoreline, this magnificent 7.7 Acre “Gold Coast” property offers an unparalleled aesthetic of grace and grandeur, featuring 365 feet of sweeping water frontage and expansive Beach.  Comprised of three lots, “Beachside” luxuriates in unrivaled views of Long Island Sound and the stunning Southport and Fairfield coastlines.

Circa 1911, the 8500 square-foot Elizabethan Tudor Mansion with Pool and Carriage House, was recently renovated to perfection, retaining the genteel ambience of the early 20th Century yet blending seamlessly with every sophisticated architectural and state-of-the-art mechanical complement.

“Immediately upon entering the residence, you’re enveloped in a feeling of warmth.  The timeless beauty of the interior design and stunning decor is further enhanced by the rich oak woodwork, deep crown moldings and beautiful flooring throughout.  Natural light and mesmerizing views of the water, gardens and lawns can be found from every room.  Perhaps the most exquisite, is the sun-filled Solarium, featuring herringbone brick flooring with bluestone surround, a wainscoted ceiling and seven sets of French Doors leading out to expansive Terraces with lawn, the Beach and Long Island Sound beyond.  This country estate takes luxury to its most grand definition”, proclaims Victoria Fingelly, luxury real estate expert and waterfront specialist with William Pitt/Sotheby’s International Realty.

Coveted Beachside Avenue, commonly referred to as the “Connecticut Gold Coast”, is located in the exclusive Greens Farms section of Westport.  Westport is a diverse, cosmopolitan community with a vibrancy extending to fine dining options, world-class shopping and theatrical venues, global business and commercial centers, and award winning public and private schools. Its close proximity to Interstate 95 and Metro North Train Service provides immediate and direct access to New York City, a mere 50 miles away.
Offered at $28,000,000.

William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty
Victoria Fingelly
203.610.0647
victoriafingelly@yahoo.com
www.BeachsideAvenueWestport.com


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The Nation’s Oldest City

As the nation’s oldest continually inhabited city, historic St. Augustine is still home to the majestic beauty that the Europeans discovered and developed upon in the 1500s. Positioned on the east coast of Florida, the quaint town lies only hours from major metropolitan cities such as Jacksonville, Orlando and Daytona Beach.

With natural waterways winding through the small town and the Atlantic Ocean at your fingertips, St. Augustine is a haven for water sports including sailing, fishing and kayaking.  A plethora of marinas are sprinkled throughout the city, offering waterway access to St. Augustine’s active occupants and thriving tourism market. The alluring alcove boasts 43 miles of pristine beaches, accommodating all types of beach-goers.


“There is nothing that can compare to it in the state of Florida. It really is like a European city on the beach in Florida. We have amazing waterways. The natural beauty of this town is spectacular. We have beautiful white sand beaches. Our bay front by the historical downtown and marsh views are just incredible,” says Jennifer Bryndal of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Historic downtown St. Augustine is a flourishing industry for local business owners. For such a small town, it is brimming with culture. On any given day, one could stroll through downtown and hear the melodies of native musicians playing live from local bars and restaurants.


Donna Matthews of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices describes St. Augustine as active and energetic. “It’s very hip. It’s a very healthful city. There are several organic eateries, yoga studios and other healthy-living businesses. It’s young and vibrant. It’s like a European city that has been transplanted into America because it still has the small town feel with cobblestone streets.”

St. Augustine tops the charts as one of the best places to raise a family, take a getaway vacation or even to retire. Rich in history with a unique waterfront lifestyle, nothing compares to living on the waterfront in St. Augustine.

Berkshire Hathaway
Donna Matthews | 904-347-3635
donna.matthews@floridanetworkrealty.com
Jennifer Bryndal | 904-540-9419
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Vacation is Forever on Sanibel and Captiva

Sanibel and Captiva islands have no chain restaurants, no traffic lights, and no strip malls, there’s just nature at it’s very best, a small-town feel, magnificent white sand beaches, and those famous shells.

In fact, these glorious islands, curving along the west coast of Florida, create a giant scoop, collecting conch, coquina, and sand dollars with the tide flow. The best shelling in the world, they say. Fishing? Grouper, snapper, and tarpon abound in the turquoise waters.

For nature lovers, over 2/3 of the island is conservation or city owned land, protected forever from overdevelopment, with extensive bike paths, and a wildlife refuge where flocks of pink flamingos wade in crystal pools.

Realtor Jim Hall, owner and managing partner of VIP Realty's Sanibel and Captiva offices, came on vacation 26 years ago, and never left. “It’s the laid back, casual lifestyle,” he says of the place where he and his wife Karen raised their four children.  “It’s very private and safe, peaceful, little inclement weather, and among the best schools in Florida.”


Single family homes here range from $400,000 to $9 million, with condominiums starting at about $300,000 and topping $3.5 million.

A bridge away is ultra luxurious Captiva, a narrow island, with homes tucked into magnificent vegetation lining the single road leading into the village, with its fine restaurants and general store.

For just over $2 million, Hall has on offer a classic cottage with a private pool. Nestled in bougainvillea and palms, with a fine front porch and a picket fence, the 2700 square foot charmer has “an unpretentious, unstuffy island feel,” and is steps to the beach and downtown dining.

As for getting away from getting away from it all? You’re a Junonia shell’s toss from the high-end shopping and dining in Naples, and the international airport for a sprint overseas.

 

Jim Hall
VIP Realty, Inc.
Cell:  239-850-3344
(800) 553-7338 Ext. 215 | (866)472-5187 International
Email: jhall@viprealty.com | www.viprealty.com


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Branson, Missouri

Just a touch above the Arkansas border and a few dozen miles from Oklahoma sits Branson, Missouri, an unsullied town in the Ozark Mountains surrounded by some of the finest lakes and streams this country has seen. Both the ideal place to call home and a secluded vacation destination, Branson capitalizes off of the culmination of natural beauty, cultural attractions and countless options of outdoor activities that occur in one location.

Three lakes define the greater Branson region. Table Rock Lake boasts an abundance of bass, white bass, catfish, bluegill and more. Lake Taneycomo offers cooler waters and superb trout fishing options, while Bull Shoals Lake is a tournament bass fishing haven for warm water anglers.

Downtown Branson is fully loaded with activities aside from spending a day catching dinner or relaxing on the water. There are 49 performance theaters and 10 golf courses, not to mention museums, restaurants, a score of shopping centers and full conference facilities. In fact, Branson features more live entertainment theaters than anywhere else in the United States.

Included in Gary Coder’s listings is the Branson area’s biggest outdoor concert venue, which includes a 6,000 seat amphitheater, VIP Pavilion and Pre Show area that has been completely remodeled. Five plush dressing rooms below the stage accommodate entertainers, and three concession buildings serve concert-goers.

The Mill House Family Compound, with adjoining guest home and Bluff House, is nestled on a wooded bluff overlooking a fusion of creeks and a serene nature park. With 18,000 square feet of rustic beauty, the estate features 9 bedrooms and baths, 3 separate kitchens and a 10-car garage. Five wood-burning fireplaces adorn the compound, which includes an indoor swimming pool.

When it comes to housing options, there’s a perfect home for anyone and everyone. From a quiet, private lakefront home to a lively downtown hub, a listing exists that fits your needs, and Gary Coder and his team at  Gary Coder Properties, Inc. can save you time and money. Licensed in both Arkansas and Missouri, Gary Coder is ready to assist you.

Gary Coder Properties, Inc.
Gary Coder
Gary@CoderProperties.com
CoderProperties.com
417.272.6337


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Old Naples’ Most Exquisite Neighborhood - Naples, Florida

White-sand beaches and streets dotted with palm trees give Naples its well-known appeal, but the town has much more to offer. Florida is known for luxury living, and Naples offers one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the state: Port Royal.

“The neighborhood is surrounded by water on three sides,” states Carl Dittrich, Broker at Barefoot Beach PropertiesSM. In fact, most lots provide residents with direct, no-bridge access to the Gulf and some have enough space to accommodate yachts in excess of 100 feet. “It’s a yachter’s dream.”

Making the exquisite Port Royal neighborhood even more appealing is the bustle of an active real estate market. Five of the exclusive neighborhood properties in excess of $10 million recently went under contract. “We are privileged to have been involved with three of these transactions,” states Dittrich.

According to A. Vernon Allen, one of the top two local builders in Naples together with BCB Homes, 58 properties are currently under construction in Port Royal. Of those 48 are already spoken for, leaving just 10 available for sale.

Port Royal Club offers residents resort style amenities and beach access to the stunning Gulf of Mexico. “They have everything from toes-in-the-sand dining to spa services,” Dittrich states. The Club fosters a sense of community among Port Royal homeowners and provides the ideal location for everything from birthday parties to weddings.

Port Royal is also perfectly situated among the Olde Naples community just minutes from private aviation services via Naples Municipal Airport and the finest in shopping and dining in historic downtown.

“Old Naples offers boutique style shopping on tree lined streets complimented by beautiful landscaping,” states Cynthia Joannou, Broker/Associate at Barefoot Beach PropertiesSM.

“Third Street is a quiet, insider-secret for the locals,” states Joannou, while Fifth Avenue offers residents a livelier, late-night vibe for an evening out on the town.

Travel down Galleon Drive, which is lined by a canopy of Banyan Trees, to a residence recently listed by Barefoot Beach PropertiesSM that boasts newer construction and a staggering 10,000 square feet under roof. Most spectacular is the 180-degree, panoramic view of Port Royal’s pristine Buccaneers Bay.

Dittrich and Joannou help their clients not only with the purchase or sale of their home, but also with new construction projects from ground breaking to finishing touch, and are ready to help you discover your Florida oasis today.

Carl Dittrich | Cynthia Joannou
Barefoot Beach Properties
239.273.5515 | 239.273.0666
Carl@MyBarefootBeach.com
CynthiaJoannou@gmail.com
www.MyBarefootBeach.com


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Posted on: 4/20/2017 at 2:02 PM
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Live Large in Dallas - Highland Park

This iconic Highland Park residence has been restored in exquisite detail and expanded to more than 12,000 square feet of sumptuous living space surrounded by lush gardens, water features and multiple outdoor living areas.  Known as the Ferris Mansion, the house was built in 1923 on an oversized corner lot, with prominent craftsmen from the northeastern U.S. and Europe enlisted to execute its elaborate stone, glass and hand carved wood details. 


A three-year restoration and expansion began in 2008 to preserve and amplify the original architect’s Italian Renaissance aesthetic with new infrastructure and a floor plan for modern entertaining and everyday living.  The result is a seamless integration of important architecture, modern convenience and timeless style with six bedrooms, five baths, three half baths, seven living areas inside and three outdoor living areas. 
 
The front section of the house includes a grand entry hall and two formal living rooms on the first level.  On axis with the living room fireplace, a gallery lined with arched glass doors extends south uniting the formal living areas with an elegant dining room, a spacious kitchen and an incredible two-story paneled library.  A double staircase from the gallery descends to an extraordinary underground entertaining space with a game room, bar, wine cellar, tasting room, theater and gym—all groin vaulted beneath the swimming pool and garden.

The second level of the home features four bedroom suites, a living room, domestic space and the master suite.  Occupying much of the second level of the front of the house, the master suite is private and truly breathtaking with every amenity including a private loggia overlooking the pool.
 
Mature trees, cut stone walkways and cast stone details frame the beautiful landscape that surrounds the house.  Arched glass doors throughout the main level open to picturesque grounds, terraces and elegant outdoor living areas, uniting the whole property for entertaining and creating a serene and restful daily living environment like no other.


Located near the Dallas Country Club, outstanding schools and the finest dining and shopping venues in Texas.

A native Texan, Alex Trusler is the Executive Vice President and Broker Associate of Trusler-Seale and works with Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty.  He has been helping discriminating clients find the perfect home since 2008.

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s

Alex Trusler
214.755.8180
alex@trusler-seale.com

Karla Adam Trusler
214.682.6511
Karla@trusler-seale.com

Will Seale
214.707.9707
Will@trusler-seale.com


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Posted on: 4/20/2017 at 10:38 AM
Categories: duPont REGISTRY Featured Properties
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Once in a Lifetime Ocean View Haven - Santa Barbara, California

This uniquely situated Ocean View Ranch offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for Santa Barbara home buyers. With more than 110 acres of magnificent gardens and horseback riding trails, this marvel on a mountain is a self-sustainable beauty.

Ten thousand avocado and citrus trees line the property, offering seasonal fruits and beautiful blossoms. Described as a fairy tale landscape by Terry Ryken of Compass Montecito, the lush gardens will transport you into another world. Immersing yourself in the landscape gives the feeling of seclusion and tranquility on this vast property.

“It‘s beautiful to see the avocados and the lemons, especially with the smell of the citrus when you enter the meandering roads. I really do love the gardens. The homeowners created something that is so magical and so stunning that you don’t normally see in a property like this,” says Ryken.

Three separate homes are positioned on the property. The grandiose main house sits at the top of the hill, with a spacious three-car garage and secluded guest suite. The Gate House sits below, accommodating guests with two master suites, and offers a consistent rental opportunity from weekend vacationers. The Creek House boasts a professional gym with two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Everything one would need is at your fingertips in this self-sustaining estate. Rich, fertile soil affords for the freshest, most succulent fruits and vegetables. The fully-equipped elegant gourmet kitchen boasts floor to ceiling cabinetry, double ovens and a tremendous center island. A breakfast nook anchors the semi-circular space adjacent to the kitchen, yielding 180 degrees of mountain views.

“Near the house you can find many different fruit trees, a vegetable garden and even a fragrant herb garden. Everything is right near the house so you can cut it fresh and cook right from the garden. It not only looks gorgeous, but you have everything you want fresh every day. This is a really special treat that the homeowners created,” Ryken explains.

Terry Ryken and his team at Compass Montecito are prepared to serve your home selling or buying needs. Call for a tour of this property today.

Compass
Terry Ryken
805.896.6977
Terry.Ryken@compass.com
TerryRyken.com


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Posted on: 4/20/2017 at 10:17 AM
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