Toast the Sunsets on Clearwater Beach

Located on Clearwater Beach, an award-winning stretch of Florida’s western coast, rests Pura Vida: the height of coastal luxury living. This stunning hideaway offers its residence with privacy, serenity and spacious units unlike any other.  These twenty-two luxurious condominiums overlook the Gulf of Mexico and a white sand beach that's frequently considered one of the best in the United States.

Pura Vida is situated at the quiet north end of Pinellas County’s gorgeous, two and a half mile long barrier island, and is just a stroll away from fine shopping and dining. Each unit in the intimately scaled, boutique-style building features three bedrooms, three and a half baths, and balconies for toasting brilliant sunsets.
“It’s complete turn-key,” says project manager Kal Patel, of Avalon Land Holdings, LLC, the building developer.  “Tremendous thought and research went into the contemporary layouts and appointments.”

Spacious and open with ten-foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, the fixtures, flooring, and appliances are all high-end.  Gorgeous spa baths feature exotic stone tiles; living room wet bars include wine coolers; and Thermador appliances are specified for the sleekly modern Euro-styled kitchens.

During this build out phase, upgraded packages will be available, with buyers able to specify Miele appliances, for example. “We want to make sure the end users will be happy,” says Patel.

Individual condominiums are priced from $985,000 to $1.4 million, depending on the size of the units, which range from 2200 to 2900 square feet. The property is attracting interest from both “snow birds” and residents of nearby Sarasota, Naples, and Tampa, says Patel. With the ground scarcely broken, five units have already been reserved.  

Amenities include a resort-style pool with spa jets, a well-equipped fitness facility, a spacious club room for parties and relaxation, 24-hour security, air conditioned storage and covered parking for two cars per residence.

There are a host of “green” features as well, from low emissivity windows to turtle-friendly outdoor lighting and native plant landscaping.

“This is quality you’ll be proud to live in,” says Patel.


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An Artist Designed, Contemporary Masterpiece

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico sits a one-of-a-kind artist designed and built, modern masterpiece.  Renowned artist, Darryl Pottorf designed this beautiful, contemporary home for his lifelong friend, iconic artist Robert Rauschenberg. 

The 9000-square-foot home is surrounded by lush sub-tropical vegetation providing a high level of privacy. The home features clean lines with an abundance of space for entertaining and displaying art. “I wanted to design the home for Bob’s taste, art and comfortable living” stated Pottorf.

The first floor, which houses the kitchen, great room, and two half-baths is an open, flowing space rich in natural light and perfect for the display of fine art and entertaining. “Bob often invited friends such as Edward Schlossberg and his wife Caroline Kennedy, Sharon Stone, artist James Rosenquist, and David Byrne to visit, create and relax. Wolfgang Puck came on occasion to cook in the gourmet kitchen with its oversized pantry”.

The space is designed in such a way that it can accommodate an unprecedented 200 people. “Many fundraisers and benefits have been held here”, Pottorf recalls. “Bob loved helping people and believed art could change the world.  Events spanned from assisting the local hospital, animal shelters, individuals, to the arts and the environment”.

The second floor includes two master suites situated between an outdoor terrace. Both suites are equipped with sliding glass doors opening to balconies overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Large, walk-in closets and luxurious baths complete the two master suites.

The entire house is finished in rich, white Corian flooring that exudes a crisp, bright Florida vibe. The spiral staircase from the 2nd floor terrace leads right up to a breathtaking rooftop to view amazing sunsets and star gazing.

Complementing this already incredible home is the ground floor, which has been transformed into an artist’s studio space, fit for displaying works of art or creating them. The space could easily be used as a home gym, entertainment center and garage. This true masterpiece is not to be missed.

Karen Bell
The Bell Team

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Living the Dream on Anna Maria Island

A laid-back paradise is what they call the barrier island of Anna Maria Island, on Florida’s idyllically quiet west coast.

This seven mile stretch of sugary sand and balmy breezes, just a few miles west of Bradenton and Sarasota's big city, is comprised up of three towns: Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, and Anna Maria. 

Watch the brilliant sunrise on the island’s bay side, the spectacular sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Slip into a beach chair with a frosty mojito in hand, wade in crystalline waters that gently lap the shore. Perhaps, fish from one of three piers. Or just watch the dolphins leap and the herons swoop.

There’s plenty to do, if you must.  Each town has a center, low rise and old-time beachy, with charming boutiques and excellent restaurants, Bradenton and Sarasota's museums, galleries and theater are just moments away.

“This is an upper income, luxury getaway,” says RE/MAX Alliance realtors Candy Conte and Ed DeLosh, who specialize in premier properties.

Now on offer is one of the islands most spectacular retreats. Nestled within mangroves, towering pines, palms, and deliciously scented frangipani, on a quiet cul-de-sac, this three-level tropical masterpiece features 12,000 square feet of glorious entertaining and living space, with 5,800 square feet under air.

Designed by award winning Seibert Architects, the Anna Maria home can have up to five-bedrooms that include two master suites with stunningly appointed interior spaces opening to sun decks, porches, and an elevated gazebo overlooking the patio, pool,  spa and Bimini Bay.

A boardwalk meanders through mangroves to a 68-foot dock, “perfect for dining al fresco,” says Conte and DeLosh.

“Everything about this place is fabulous,” the realtor adds. “It’s perfect for someone that wants a  spectacular private or vacation home – a chance to own your own slice of paradise.”

Price Upon Request

RE/MAX Alliance Group
Edward G. DeLosh Sr.
(941) 730-9122 |

Candy Conte
(720) 341-8971 |

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If the Walls Could Speak - Westport Connecticut

There is a magic one senses when they pass through the front door of this home, formerly part of the Bedford /Vanderbilt estate on the Gold Coast of Westport Connecticut. Presided over by the matriarch, Louise Levin, also lovingly known as “The Queen,” the house served as her ever-evolving palette from which to entertain an eclectic troop of artists, diplomats, musicians and hordes of friends dragged home by her twins. It was a true hearth of love, culture and adventure, which can still be felt permeating throughout the property.

There is elegance to the simplicity and nature of the place. You can sense the late-night conversations held in the hilltop gazebo during summer nights. You can feel the energy from the canoeing adventures had at the beach next-door and the enjoyment of the outdoor rain shower after a long day on the water. You can smell the herb gardens and honeysuckle from around the pool in the summer and the smoke from the numerous fire places during the winter. But most importantly, for the right people, it will not be hard to imagine how your family would seamlessly make it their own to continue to create stories and memories.

When this bohemian chic country estate trades, Jesse Levin, through his initiative Tactivate which meshes Special Operations veteran and entrepreneurial communities will be donating $25,000 to Team Rubicon Global (TRG). TRG is a military veteran service organization Jesse and the Levin family has had the honor to have worked closely with for years. Team Rubicon started as an organization that deployed military veterans and professional first responders from the U.S. to large-scale international and stateside disasters. It has grown and evolved over the years, and Team Rubicon Global is now taking the model internationally, helping other countries to establish their own skilled-volunteer emergency response teams, enabling more veterans to continue to serve and have a positive impact as civilians. 

The property can currently be booked as a vacation rental, with details on the website. 


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Tampa’s Ultimate Sky Villa - Tampa, Florida

Sip your scotch and enjoy a magical sunset on the balcony of this downtown penthouse overlooking Amalie Arena and the bay. This featured property is located on the west side of the 19th floor of the elegant Grandview, one of the finest and most exclusive Harbour Island addresses.

Recently refined and redesigned, this spectacular penthouse is in a class by itself, enhanced by gleaming marble floors, elegant built-in cabinetry, a flowing open space and modernistic décor.

With nearly 4,000 square feet of contemporary living space and panoramic views, this luxurious haven is listed with Deanna Elizabeth Johnson and Mila Montgomery (Coastal Properties Group International, Christie's International Real Estate).

“What makes this penthouse so special is the privacy and unconfined flow of the home coupled with its amenities, intensified by the absolutely breathtaking views through oversized windows and multiple grand balconies,” says Johnson. “You can see the bay, Tampa skyline, Channelside and even the Gulf on a clear day.”
Adds Montgomery: “It’s the ultimate dream home in the most desirable location with access to a pool and gym next door.”

Imagine your private elevator whisking you to this exclusive waterfront retreat in the clouds. The expansive penthouse features two bedrooms, two full and one ½ baths, sleek movie theater, game area, wine cooler, humidor, octagonal dining room, laundry room with in-house dry cleaning, custom lighting, ten flat screen TVs and smart home technology.

“You can enjoy panoramic views while you cook in your state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen,” says Bridges, toting the beautiful granite countertops, custom cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances (four dishwashers, Sub-Zero refrigerator) and elongated breakfast bar.

A gorgeous master retreat offers privacy, two large walk-in closets and an elegant in-suite bathroom and spa accented by gleaming black and gray tile, fixtures and chrome finishes.

With a private entrance manned by a front desk attendant and two secure VIP parking spots underground, this opulent Harbour Island penthouse is easy access to both freeway and airport. This luxurious waterfront retreat is just minutes from Whole Foods, International Mall, downtown Tampa, concerts, sporting events, Channelside and first class restaurants, nightlife and attractions.

Deanna Elizabeth Johnson
Mila Montgomery
Coastal Properties Group International
813.767.3911 | 813.373.0789

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Hunstville’s Premier Retreat Atop Monte Sano Mountain - Huntsville, Alabama

Located at the top of North Alabama's Monte Sano mountain, sits one of the Southeast's signature properties. The 6-acre estate, fully gated, is surrounded by 700 acres of wooded privacy.

"While the property itself is extraordinary, the setting is one of its most appealing features.  Monte Sano is one of the most beautiful landmarks in Alabama," states Pam Nicastro, Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams. "The views from the property are truly breathtaking.

Matching the beauty of its picturesque setting, the 9000-square foot estate at 1271 Becket Drive is constructed with the finest materials, from all over the world.   Every detail has a purpose or special meaning...from the solid mahogany cabinetry and coffered ceilings to imported marble baths.  The architectural detail truly wows owners and guests alike.

The main house is expansive, with walls of windows, again taking in the views of the city below. It accommodates large gatherings or intimate family events.   The property is currently a personal home but is uniquely designed to be transformed into a corporate retreat for any of Huntsville's international businesses.  The grounds are graced with multiple terraces, water features and destinations for relaxing and entertaining.  The Infiniti Pool and two hot tubs are served by a separate pool house which can double as guest quarters, again with spectacular views.


Designed for ample parking, there is also an area to accommodate a helipad on the property.  Additionally, the entire estate is gated, ensuring security, seclusion and privacy.

The Huntsville area, which is a short 30 miles from the Tennessee state line is known for NASA, Military Defense, Bio-tech Research and many High-tech companies.  "We are an international city with amazing culture, arts and technology," states Nicastro.  

Indeed, Huntsville is one of the United States' up and coming cities. The area was just voted number one for STEM graduates, number one in affordability and is a prime location for Fortune 500 companies.

"The Buyer for this property will be owning a world class property in a world class city... currently one of the US' best kept secrets...but not for long," Nicastro adds.

See Aerial Video at You Tube 1271 Becket
Offered at $6.5 million

Keller Williams Realty
Huntsville, AL

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Majestic Oceanfront Penthouse - Palm Beach, Florida

From Miami to Palm Beach, luxury waterfront residences attract the rich and famous. Perhaps one of the most spectacular oceanfront havens can be found at the top of Bellaria, Palm Beach’s most sophisticated enclave set directly on the sand.
The ultra-luxury oceanfront penthouse in the prestigious South Building is a rare find, more like a beach house perched on top of the glamorous building. When you walk in, you’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven.  The sheer majesty and contemporary beauty of this gorgeous southeast corner penthouse wows you, especially when you gaze up at the living room’s soaring 17-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The magnificent sunsets and sunrises make a stunning backdrop when entertaining friends on the multiple terraces (with both ocean and Intracoastal views) or throwing a soiree in the living room, which is complete with a beautiful gas fireplace.

This stunning residence has been impeccably finished, using the highest quality materials, from limestone flooring to the electronic shades and drapery.  Custom designed by the original owner, the spacious interior floor plan boasts three bedroom/bathroom suites, all with terrace access; 4.5 bathrooms, media room, billiard room and family room.
The elegant kitchen is both functional and fantastic. It features Downsview Limited Edition cabinets, with under-cabinet lighting, granite countertops with full backsplash, Sub-Zero 36” refrigerator and freezer, Thermador 48” Pro All Gas range with 6 burners, 12” grill, 2 ovens and 27” Pro warming drawer; Miele built-in coffee system, Franke Potfiller faucet mounted over the range, a Sub-Zero wine bottle cooler and a Franke kitchen faucet with pullout spray.
In addition to the gracious 5,067 interior square feet, this striking penthouse also features 2,124 square feet of panoramic water-view terraces, surrounding the entire south, east and west sides. The penthouse comes with an oversized enclosed air-conditioned two-car garage, with large private storage room and one additional parking space.

Prepare to be pampered. Bellaria offers its residents unequalled privacy, gated security as well as professional concierge services, full beach and pool service, Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, movie theater, social spaces for private entertaining and two tennis courts. With a private pool cabana, you’ll feel privileged to find your coastal luxury hideaway with the finest amenities.

Seaside Properties Group
at Douglas Elliman
Niki Higgins
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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One West: Chestnut Hill’s Premier Condominium Living - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia’s Garden District is one of the region’s most sought after locations for living and playing. Gorgeous neighborhoods, picturesque parks, trails, and an abundance of shopping and dining dot the area within the district. At the center of it all is Chestnut Hill.

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood within the city of Philadelphia, offering the best of city living without the hassle. Nearby Fairmount Park is rich in greenery and trails. Boasting a vibrant, lively community, “Chestnut Hill is this architecturally rich little hamlet that straddles Fairmount Park,” states Michael Sivel, of The Sivel Group. ‘The Avenue’ is a popular, unique cobblestone drag offering the best in shopping and dining. Additionally, Chestnut Hill offers residents an array of activities year-round, including concerts and festivals which bring life to the summer, while winters are spent ice-skating in Fairmount Park. All the while, Philadelphia’s bustling  Center City is just minutes away and easily accessible by one of two train lines that run on the east and west sides of ‘The Avenue.’

Living in such an acclaimed neighborhood is further complimented by exquisite, condominium living at One West. One West has been masterfully constructed to provide residents with unique, refined condominium living right in the heart of Chestnut Hill. The property offers living spaces in multiple sizes from one-bedroom, two bathroom units with a study to an incredible four-bedroom, three and a half bathroom penthouse. One of the most appealing and unique features of One West is an abundance of outdoor space for the units. Nearly every unit offers a terrace, while the penthouse offers a stunning 1800-square-foot outdoor living space. “This is really a unique, one-of-a-kind, contemporary urban lifestyle within the great village of Chestnut Hill,” says Sivel, “There’s nothing else like it in Philadelphia.”



Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
Michael Sivel

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The Top 10 Luxurious Waterfront Properties

Tarpon Springs, Fl
Coastal Properties Group Int'l
Ken Rossi | 727.430.6041


Naples, Florida
John R. Wood Properties
Bill Earls | 239.777.6622


North River Shores, FL
The Stracuzzi Team at RE/MAX Community
Patrick Stracuzzi | 772.283.9991


Useppa Island, FL
The Useppa People, Inc.
Mary McColgan | 239.410.7850

Merritt Island, FL
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
Barbara C. Wall & Janice Basile
321.749.2444 | 321.537.7300 |


Bonita Springs, FL
Barry DeNicola Realty
Barry DeNicola | 239.947.6111

Virginia Beach, VA
RE/MAX Alliance
Jeanne West | 757.714.1771

Captiva, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate
McMurray & Nette | 239.850.7888


Tampa, Florida
Palermo Real Estate Professionals
Michael Palermo | 813.629.3181

Hollywood, FL
Palmetto Realty
Anna Zukowski | 561.843.1359

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Build Your Dream Home! 2 Waterfront Lots with Spectacular Views!

Few places can match the natural splendor offered in Virginia Beach with its extraordinary network of waterways. Between the Chesapeake Bay, the winding rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean, there are 70 miles of coastline for sailing, fresh and saltwater fishing, waterskiing, swimming and sunbathing. Look at these exceptional properties and build your perfect home!

Associate broker and native of the area, Jeanne West with RE/MAX Alliance is a fabulous resource for both buyers and sellers in the area. She has been specializing in waterfront properties for over 35 years and has sold some of the most beautiful properties in the area. Jeanne West has more experience than most realtors in the area, providing exceptional service to families and people who are trying to reach their dreams. Contact her directly for more details.

Jeanne West
RE/MAX Alliance

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Sam McDadi REAL estate inc.

Sam McDadi is one of the top luxury realtors in Canada. Across the Greater Toronto Area, he is the #1 real estate professional for homes sold over $1 million dollars.* In 2016, he sold 250 estate homes valued at more than $1 million, more than double his closest competitor.** 

With more than 27 years of experience, Sam McDadi is a household name when it comes to buying or selling luxury estates in the Greater Toronto Area. The wealth of knowledge behind selling more than 9,500 homes is unsurpassed. Sam, in his career as a real estate professional, has sales in excess of $4.2 billion.
Sam McDadi embodies experience, loyalty, knowledge and diligence. His real estate career began in the 1980s just after he graduated from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science (honours) in Finance and an MBA (honours) from the University of South Carolina. He is now the owner of his own brokerage, Sam McDadi Real Estate Inc., which has two state-of-the-art offices, and works with a team of more than 40 real estate professionals. Having developed and refined an extensive plan to market luxury homes, Sam has exclusive, in-house marketers, graphic artists, stagers, social media specialists, writers and web designers.

Sam’s longevity in real estate has translated into an encyclopedia of real estate knowledge. It has meant he’s consistently ranked at the top. It means he understands what buyers and sellers need. It has also led him to write “Making Sense of Real Estate,” an invaluable guide to understanding real estate in Canada that is now in its 11th edition.

“My passion in this business drives my longevity,” says Sam. “After all these years, I still have the same enthusiasm and love for this business as I did in the early years.”

Award-winning real estate agent. Life-long Mississauga resident. Philanthropist. Tennis Champion. Author. Master negotiator. Unparalleled service and expertise. Sam McDadi is in a class of his own when it comes to helping clients buy or sell luxury estates in the Greater Toronto Area.

*2016 RE Stats Inc. statistics, acting as a listing agent on a list price of $1,000,000 or greater.

**2016 RE Datum statistic, total units sold over $1,000,000 in the GTA

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.
1034 Clarkson Road North
Mississauga, ON  L5J 2V9 Canada

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Michael Palermo - Tampa, FL

Nestled between two flourishing downtown areas sits South Tampa, a prosperous Florida community on the state’s popular Gulf Coast. With notable neighborhoods, dynamic business activity, a thriving arts and entertainment district, and sunny gulf beaches, the Tampa Bay area is a premier location for Florida residents. Choosing the right agent with the right market experience and area knowledge is key in a place like South Tampa where so many homes move on and off the market every day.

Michael Palermo is one of the area’s finest real estate agents and a third generation Tampa native. Palermo carries a background in real estate law to bolster his impressive career as a real estate broker. This experience is reflected in his comprehensive insight of the Tampa Bay area.  When you need to buy or sell a home, you’ll want someone like Mike on your side to develop a tailored plan for your needs and to help decipher the endless legal jargon.

Palermo boasts a 97% repeat/referral client rate which demonstrates his dedication to high professional standards and exceptional client service. “It’s something special to be able to follow and assist a family through their life,” Palermo states of his repeat clients. He’s helped hundreds of Tampa Bay area families find homes to accommodate their ever-changing needs whether that be up-sizing to make room for a growing family or downsizing when the kids finally go to college.

While Palermo is known as one of the most respected agents in the area, he also runs an agency that garners the same reputation. Palermo manages 36 agents at his brokerage, each of which are held to the same high standard of client service.

With 20 years’ experience, a keen understanding of the Tampa Bay Area’s bustling real estate market and a tailored customer service approach, Palermo is the right agent to help you with your next real estate transaction.

Michael Palermo

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Build Your Dream Waterfront Home on Greenwich Cove

Greenwich waterfronts come down to three elements. Location, light and view. A house can be built anywhere but if you have a great location, it is unique and a forever home.  Riverside waterfronts are special and the setting is always changing. Hide tide, low tide, winter ice, simmering summer light, wind and sun-sets and sunrises.

For those who want a year-round feeling of being on vacation, Riverside’s private Willowmere Association features exclusive homes, many with a private beach and dock where you can enjoy boating, swimming and dramatic sunrises across to Long Island Sound and Tod's Point. Close to the village, excellent schools and the train to Manhattan, it’s an extraordinary location.

Overlooking panoramic views of the water, 73 Willowmere Circle offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy Greenwich Cove out to Long Island Sound from your back windows and Willowmere Pond from your front.  On this incomparable property, you can build your dream home complete with a private dock and make merry memories.
The property’s history is fascinating. In 1640, English settlers purchased the land for twenty-five coats. The core of what is now Willowmere was a wedding present to Caroline Ferris by her dad in 1850.  In 1872 Amasa Abraham Marks purchased the land for $10,500 to develop a Willow Plantation and stock farm for his factory that made prosthetics for Civil War amputees from willow trees. The Willowmere Stock Farm was home to famed black stallion King Alair, the fastest horse in the world.
In 1919 when Mark’s sons developed the land, establishing the Willowmere Association in 1929 to protect the property value, roads and beachfront. This desirable waterfront property is a remarkable find and a sound investment (the most expensive waterfront home sold here for $15,250,000 in 2016).

In the decades since Willowmere was developed, much has changed. But its essential character remains a desirable waterfront neighborhood where children play on the beach and ride their bikes.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties is a real estate firm specializing in luxury homes in prestigious neighborhoods. Realtor Ann Simpson is a luxury home specialist with 20 years experience in Greenwich CT and a distinguished top producer with numerous awards. Simpson believes the greatest compliment is a referral.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
Ann Simpson

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Make Beautiful Music in a House by the Sea

“Nowhere else on earth is there a glass oceanfront recording studio or office like this one,” says listing agent Marc Carpenter of Allison James Estates and Homes Elite. One might add, nowhere else is there a house like this, with every inch custom built of rare and fabulous materials.

The five-bedroom, six-bath, plus two half-bath home is directly on the Pacific Ocean in Carlsbad, California.  Massive glass walls on each of the three levels retract, stepping out to curving balconies bringing the ocean indoors. 

The home also includes the ultimate creative working environment for musicians and executives: an oceanfront glass professional music studio or office that melds an awe-inspiring view of the Pacific coastline with flawless acoustics and complete room-within-room isolation. “When you step into this room it is absolutely silent even if a loud party is going on just feet away. So you can record music or have a conference call while still being able to see everything going on and not have to worry about any noise disturbing your work, or people on the outside being able to hear what you are doing” says Carpenter.

Formal living and entertaining on the mid-level, which offers a splendid space highlighted by a curved stone fireplace, African mahogany floors, and a kitchen with a Wolf professional range, Sub Zero refrigerator, and wine refrigerator, all overlooking that ocean. Also on this level sits a luxurious private guest suite.

Four additional bedrooms including the sumptuous oceanfront master adorn the top level of the home. The spectacular master bath contains custom limestone sinks and counters, a Jacuzzi tub, an Italian soaking tub and a glass shower with waterfall.  An elevator provides access to the private roof deck. “It’s a once in a lifetime property,” says Carpenter. “It probably couldn’t be rebuilt today.”  Offered at $15,950,000.

Marc Carpenter

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Iconic Waterfront Residence

Harbor Beach is Fort Lauderdale’s most exclusive residential neighborhood with the highest price per square footage of water frontage in Broward County due to the proximity to the inlet and ocean.

The neighborhood has two guardhouse entries with webcam and a private security patrol area that reports all activity in the subdivision to residents via email. This security patrol also monitors your property while you’re on vacation.

A private marina offers residents the opportunity to keep their yacht within the community and still have unobstructed waterfront views from their home. Residents can also relax at the private beach club with barbecue area, restrooms, chairs and umbrellas, and attendants for residents only.

Located at 76 Isla Bahia Drive is an iconic residence offering unparalleled views of the Intracoastal waterway. Listed for the first time, this legendary residence was initially constructed in 1964 for Ohio industrialist and songwriter Bob Friedman and his wife, Genie, one of the granddaughters of Oscar Mayer.

This expansive piece of property has over 600-feet of deep waterfront  comprised of 5 lots that wrap the perimeter of Isla Bahia. Ideal for the avid yachtsman, the property has a straight-line linear dockage that can handle dockage in excess of 150-200 feet. Additionally, the curve of the property allows for a boat to be kept on property without impeding on the picturesque waterfront views.

The 9,400-square-foot home has 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 half-bathrooms as well as a 3-car garage. The design of the home has a mid-century flare with a Bahamian twist and has been meticulously maintained over the years. Relax next to the waterside pool or in the enclosed spa that opens up to the environment, or strike up a tennis match on your own private court.

“Newly priced to sell at $22.5 million, this property is perfect for a boater looking to dock his large vessel on a premiere property, someone looking to make a statement in purchasing this trophy property with incredible views, or a developer looking to divide the property into multiple parcels,” says real estate specialist Peter Barkin, Karen Bellows and Mark Gilman of Barkin Gilman and Associates. “The response to the new price has been outstanding, especially to interested buyers who have found us globally via the internet.”


Barkin Gilman and Associates
Peter Barkin Realtor: 954-675-6656
Karen Bellows, Realtor: 954-614-7952
Mark Gilman, Broker-Associate: 954-557-8777

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