Classic New England: Coastal Jewel

By Cathleen McCann

Just twenty-five miles northeast of Manhattan is the beautiful coastal town of Rye, New York. This highly desirable community in Westchester County is only six square miles in size, yet its prime location attracts buyers looking for that perfect waterfront home with easy access to New York City.

One of Rye’s best properties is located at the end of a private cul-de-sac at 4 Sackett Landing. This spectacular 4,686-sqaure-foot Nantucket Colonial waterfront home is set on nearly two acres of land with sweeping panoramic views of the Long Island Sound and Kirby Mill Pond. The waterfront light in the $7.5-million home is extraordinary, making the views beautiful from dawn to dusk.

“This superbly built home was architecturally designed to maximize both the space and the site,” says Nancy Everett, associate broker with William Raveis Prestigious Homes in Rye, who is representing the home for sale. “The home’s open floor plan and expansive porch and patio offer endless opportunities for entertaining both inside and outside.”

Beautifully crafted with the finest materials and an attention to detail, the impeccably maintained home has three floors of living space. Its features include 200-year-old reclaimed wood wide plank floors, two stone fireplaces made with stones excavated from the site, custom cherry paneling and coffered ceilings. Generously sized windows and doors provide stunning waterfront views from every room in the home. A cedar shingle roof and wood shingle exterior beautifully complement the professionally designed gardens.

A perfect home for boaters, the property is near a boatyard and has the potential for a dock to be built on site. “The property extends well beyond the reinforced seawall into the protected cove of the sound,” Everett explains.

This unique waterfront home opportunity makes for a great year-round home or weekend retreat. “You feel like you are on vacation, but you are so close to all that Rye has to offer and so close to New York City.”

 

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Masterminding the Future in Westchester County

By Stephanie Cavanaugh

When Jay Dweck bought his sprawling stone mansion in Bedford Corners, New York, the engineer, violinist and triathlete set out to make a home resort that encompasses pleasure and posh on the 5.5 acre property. He succeeded in spades.

Architecturally splendid and exquisitely finished, the six bedroom, seven full and four half bath mansion, with its music room, home gym, sauna, steam room, theater and dream kitchen, offers luxury on par with the world's finest hotels. From the Venetian plastered walls to the towering ceilings that are paneled, coffered and detailed with tiers of moldings, everywhere you look is stunning.

Even among the splendid homes of neighbors such as Bruce Willis, Michael Douglas, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, the 10,500 square foot home stands out. "It's a unique family compound," say Robyn Eckhaus of William Raveis Prestigious Homes, who is listing the property along with Stacee Massoni. "When you're inside, it's a very cozy family feel. You don't feel you're in a massive house."

This spectacular home is fully automated with 30 Creston Panels, 140 audio speakers, 24 big screen TVs, and a state of the art security system. Luxury abounds, even the bath water is triple filtered. "It's as pure as bottled water," says Massoni.

The outdoor space is second to none. The home boasts the “world’s most famous pool” says Eckhaus and Massoni. The award-winning custom pool modeled after Dweck's own Stradivarius violin, is equipped with 5,600 fiber-optic cables which create multicolored strings, and a hot tub in the shape of a chin rest. The pool and terrace are both heated for year round outdoor enjoyment.

Just 45 miles from mid-town Manhattan, two train stations and the Westchester County Airport are close by. "It's extraordinary to have such a grand private estate in such close proximity to the city," say Eckhaus and Massoni, adding that it would make an excellent retreat for the discerning buyer.

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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The River Road Estate | Louisville, Kentucky

Tucked away next to Little Goose Creek, one of the Ohio River’s quiet tributaries, sits one of Kentucky’s greatest mansions on a 158 acre estate.

Just eight miles away from downtown Louisville and Churchill Downs, this equestrian property is both the perfect place to call home and to host your Derby party, with ample space for two and four-legged guests. The River Road Estate offers four houses on the property and a claim to America’s architectural history.

The entire estate was designed by the Olmstead Brothers, Frederick and John, whose father is known for designing and developing New York City’s Central Park. The main home is a 14,000 square foot mansion built in 1905 that has been restored to perfection. Chandeliers adorn nearly every room within, while wooden floors and large, bright windows maintain an airy and comfortable feel. The main foyer features a marble floor with paneled walls and ceilings, eliciting a classic beauty rarely found inrecently built homes.

Another 20,000 square feet has been dedicated to the historic barn. An apartment for a caretaker accompanies 24 stalls, with a large outdoor riding arena for equestrian use directly adjacent. In addition to the barn and main mansion, there’s also a 3,500 square foot carriage house and two 900 square foot homes, as well as an indoor pool for year-round enjoyment.

Yet one of the estate’s most notable features is the driveway. Nearly a mile long and set behind a secure gate, it meanders through the grounds’ mature trees and beautiful vistas, over creeks and around a few hills before arriving at the heart and main home. A beautiful Sunday drive through the countryside of Kentucky won’t even require leaving the grounds.

It’s an opportunity to live and own and part of American History for only $20,000,000, with excellent potential for development.

J. FERNANDO DAVILA

First Realty Group, Principal Broker

Louisville, KY 40207

502.426.9292 | realty@jfd.net

 

MARILYN HOFFMAN

Hoffman International Properties

Lexington, KY

859.523.2812 | marilynhoffman@sbcglobal.net

www.RiverRoadEstate.com | www.MarilynHoffmanRealtor.com

 


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Port Royal Beauty in Naples, Florida

The approach to this waterfront home is majestic. Enter through the impressive gates of 3373 Rum Row, drive along a mature tree lined brick paved road and arrive in a reception area wrapped in flowers and fountain sprinkled pools.

Beyond the massive mahogany entrance doors are thoughtfully defined sanctuaries for reflection and repose.

The architectural fusion of beauty and function flourish throughout this Port Royal residence. Rich in selected earthen ingredients, the home flows seamlessly toward the broad and far-reaching natural waters beyond. The structure is admirable in every respect, but the residence was built to be enjoyed as a home. It is appealing to every generation, most especially to those who have a “joie de vivre” to take advantage of a lifestyle only a few other homes in the world can offer.

A sophisticated security system allows peace of mind. The state of the art theater is incomparable and the winner of three prestigious awards. Accomplished chefs would covet the kitchen capabilities; in keeping with today’s lifestyle, it was designed to be the heart of family activities. The cantilevered design of the superb family room permits large sliding doors.

Numerous dining areas, inside and outside, accommodate changing desires for mood and setting. Most are casual, but a graceful dining room and an elegant living room are beautifully situated to assure formal experiences when desired.

Attention to interior lighting scenes sets the pathways beautifully. An extraordinary variety of outdoor lights allow timeless enjoyment without interfering with the romance of the natural starlight of crystal clear evenings.

The zero edge pool area with its surrounding entertainment areas and upper sun deck is a functional work of art. The dock has easily accommodated a significant yacht, and provides lifts for an additional boat and four jet skis without compromising the natural scenic environment beyond.

The home has been immaculately maintained and is ready for immediate enjoyment. Offered at $14,750,000.

 

CAMPBELL & PREBISH, LLC

239.213.0800

792 Broad Avenue South | Naples, Florida

www.NaplesLuxuryHomes.com

 


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“The View” - A Vancouver Island Estate

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada By Lauryn Howell

Transforming 43 empty acres of waterfront property into the site of a 16,216 square foot masterpiece is no easy feat, but former Alberta Rancher Gary Anderson managed to do just that. It took nearly five years to bring his dream home into reality, but his completed Vancouver Island estate is nothing short of magnificent.

The exterior of the home, accessed through a custom wrought iron gate, boasts a concrete tiled roof, solar heated infinity pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, guest house, ten granite patios/decks and, lastly, a helipad. Adding to this already impressive list is an onsite workshop equipped with lifts, tool rooms, 5 over head doors and enough space to store an RV.

Although the helicopter pad grants incredible ease of access, the home is just 20 minutes from Victoria International Airport. It’s also close to picturesque downtown Victoria, known for its abundant galleries, quaint tea rooms and unique restaurants.

In designing his estate, Gary Anderson ensured only the highest quality materials with the lowest maintenance necessary were used. He always paid close attention to the home’s ability to take advantage of the absolutely breathtaking views of the Saanich Inlet. It’s these panoramas that earned the home its fitting nickname, “The View.”

While the breathtaking views may draw residents outdoors, the interior offers its own impressive list of amenities, including two theater rooms, one with a game room, and a wine cellar and fitness room. Each of its 7 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms is uniquely elegant, but it’s the master suite, complete with walk in closets, a fireplace and private deck with ocean views, that truly epitomizes the luxury of this home.

Vancouver Island’s stunning natural scenes rank it among the best. This luxurious estate offers residents the ability to fully immerse themselves in this raw beauty, enjoying it to the fullest, each and every day.

 

ISLAND HOUSE SELLERS

290.294.MOVE (6683)

info@islandhomesellers.com

IslandHouseSellers.com

6720willispoint.com

 


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Press Release: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s Abbe/Mullinnix Team Sold and Closed Highest Priced Property in Casey Key

(SARASOTA, FL) - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty Sales Professional Team, Steve Abbe and Betty Mullinnix, Abbe / Mullinnix Team recently sold 904 Casey Cove Drive, Nokomis, FL 34275 located on Casey Key in Sarasota for $2.9 million. 

This incredible 5 Bedroom 4600 sq. ft. home was custom built in 2006 and extensively remodeled in 2010-11. The seller added a new European kitchen with birds eye maple cabinetry, commercial Viking stainless steel 8 burner gas stove and appliances, and thick granite counter tops, a 1000+ bottle wine room, a butler’s pantry, automatic roll down screens on all porches and balconies, new custom reinforced garage doors and a master bath that was featured in a designer magazine. The size of the paver pool deck was dramatically expanded. The owner then purchased the home next door, razed it and created a park like setting making the property almost ½ acre while keeping it as a buildable lot. Infrastructure was also updated with new state of the art HVAC systems, and tank-less water heater to go along with the existing Impact hurricane windows, theatre room, stone and wood flooring and a full elevator. Two docks, one with a 10,000 lb. lift complete this gorgeous waterfront estate with deeded beach access to the beautiful white sands of Casey Key across the street.

As a team, Steve and Betty achieved several industry honors including the Top 1% in sales and marketing in Sarasota in six of the last seven years and have sold more golf properties than any other Realtor(s) in Sarasota/Manatee.  The Team achieved the network’s Chairman’s Circle Gold status in 2014, which is awarded to the top 2 % of the network’s nearly 40,000 Sales Professionals, based on gross commission income or closed units. The Abbe / Mullinnix Team is also the No. 1 Sales Professional Team in the Sarasota area within the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty network.

Last month the Abbe / Mullinnix Team set a new team record, closing five sides of transactions in one day.

“We are extremely proud of the Abbe / Mullinnix Team on their outstanding achievements. They understand the local market and continue to excel at what they do best – apply their exceptional real estate skills and professional services to their customers,” said Rei L. Mesa, President, C.E.O, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

The Abbe / Mullinnix Team is working under the leadership of Mike Holland, the Managing Broker in the Palmer Ranch, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Betty Mullinnix can be contacted at 941-928-3441, BettyMullinnix@BHHSFloridaRealty.net and Steve Abbe can be contacted at 941-400-3969, SteveAbbe@BHHSFloridaRealty.net or through www.SarasotaGolfProProperties.com.   

 

For more information, contact:

Mike Holland, Managing Broker

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

941-556-2150 | michaelholland@bhhsfloridarealty.com

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is a full-service brokerage servicing 17 counties and more than 1,650 Sales Professionals throughout Florida and is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc. It is a franchise member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  The company is the 5th largest brokerage in the nation among the affiliate Network brokers and offers residential and commercial services, seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, mortgage, title, insurance, home service plans, and personal concierge services.  BHHS Florida Realty is the #1 Fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids having raised over $2.8 million since 2001.  www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com. The Palmer Ranch / Sarasota Branch Office is located at 7231 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.

 


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Press Release: Daysi Morey, Top Luxury Miami Area Realtor, Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(CORAL GABLES, FL) -  One of Miami’s Top Luxury Real Estate Sales and Marketing Specialists, Daysi Morey, has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  The announcement was made by Pat Dahne, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Daysi Morey has been active in the Miami real estate community for nearly 20 years; both as a Broker Associate and as a Broker Owner and has been a Miami resident for over 40 years.  Daysi’s professional experience, that also includes being a licensed insurance agent,  has allowed her to study the local marketplace and gain multi-faceted, in-depth knowledge of the city’s financial landscape which has enabled her to best assist her high-profile domestic and international clientele with residential and commercial transactions. 

Daysi Morey is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and is part of the Multi-Million Dollar Guild and has received numerous awards and recognition for her industry achievements.   She specializes in premiere properties in select locations, focusing on waterfront transactions - particularly those in Brickell and Brickell Key, an island enclave in the center of urban Miami where she has been a resident for the past fifteen years.  Daysi has built an impressive reputation for providing her customers with the highest level of confidentiality, integrity, and area knowledge.   

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s global recognition, reputation in the marketplace, leadership, growth strategies, and commitment to providing the best industry tools, resources, and services for its Sales Professionals and customers are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the right decision for me and my customers,” commented Morey. 

“I am honored and privileged that Daysi Morey is now part of our “Family of Services”!  Her dedication to customers and commitment to the local communities are second to none and we are proud to have her as an ambassador for our company and our brand as we continue to grow market share, and increase our presence in the local Brickell / Brickell Key / Miami area,” commented Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Daysi Morey is a Member of the Master Brokers Forum, a Founding Member of the elite Condo Experts Team, was a Member of FIU School of Architecture Advisory Board ,  part of the Rotary Club - Dadeland and Brickell, and participated in the Light Up Miami Project during the Summit of the Americas. 

Daysi Morey and Jorge Morey, her husband, who is also a licensed REALTOR®, are working under the leadership of Martha Pomares, the Managing Broker in the Coral Gables Branch Sales Office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty at 135 San Lorenzo Avenue, Suite 150, Coral Gables, FL, 33416. She can be contacted at 305.773.7883, Daysi@DaysiMorey.com or www.DaysiMorey.com.

For more information, contact:

Martha Pomares, Managing Broker

786.581.1400 | MarthaPomares@BHHSFloridaRealty.com

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

 

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.

 


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Sales Strong at the Shores at Breckenridge

Reflecting the robust health of the second home market, the first phase of new luxury homes at The Shores at Breckenridge is now nearly sold out. Located on a pristine, half-mile stretch on the banks of Colorado’s Blue River, The Shores is a 10-acre resort community owned by Meriwether Companies in Boulder and San Diego-based Pathfinder Partners LLC.

With interiors designed by River + Lime and architecture by Allen Guerra Architects, the paired homes in this phase are the first of 40 residences with re-imagined designs – including a recently completed new model -- in the upscale riverfront community.

Among the homes’ many features are open floor plans, vaulted ceilings and large windows that take advantage of sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, the Blue River and hundreds of acres of protected open space adjacent to the property.

Clean, transitional finishes include natural stone accents, oak flooring and knotty alder, shaker-style cabinetry. Each state-of-the-art kitchen is outfitted with slab granite countertops and premium Bosch® appliances including a French door refrigerator, gas cook top, built-in wall oven and microwave and dual-zone wine refrigerator.

Noah Hahn, managing partner of Meriwether, attributes the project’s success to its unique riverfront location, as well as a pent-up demand for new construction in mountain resorts that offer year-round activities. “Supply is limited, as there has been little new home construction in the mountains over the past seven years. With renewed demand as well as shifting preferences towards turn-key second homes, The Shores is ideally positioned to capture the market,” Hahn says. “Colorado mountain towns, long renowned for their winters, are surging in popularity with summer vacationers, fly fishermen, hikers, bikers and nature enthusiasts as well – with growing consumer demand for year-round tourism.”

Meriwether and Pathfinder acquired 20 lots – each entitled for two 2,500-square-foot paired homes for a total of 40 residences – and began construction in 2014. The second phase is now underway with deliveries scheduled for summer 2016. Once complete, the entire community will feature 56 paired homes with unprecedented access to the Blue River as well as proximity to Breckenridge’s world class skiing, spanning five peaks and 2,908 acres.

Homes at The Shores feature three or four bedrooms and 3½ baths – with expansive outdoor areas for taking in the views. Prices range up to $1.6 million.

The project is marketed by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.  For details, visit www.shoresbreckenridge.com


JEFF MOORE  |  MANAGING BROKER

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

O: 970.547.8242  |  C: 970.390.2269 | jmoore@shoresbreckenridge.com

 


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Top 10s of 2015: Southwest Properties

Houston, TX

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Diane Kingshill | 713.248.4900

dkingshill@marthaturner.com

www.marthaturner.com

 

Palm Springs, CA

Windermere Real Estate

Scott Histed | 760.864.1200

scotthisted@windermere.com

www.scotthisted.com

 

Gilbert, AZ

Geneva Real Estate & Investments

Tina Garcia | 602.451.8462

Tinasells4u@gmail.com

www.TinaSellsArizona.com

 

Lake Tahoe, NV

Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Claudia Thompson & Lexi Cerretti

775.233.4014 | 775.833.1646

www.BuyTahoeHomes.com

 

Paradise Valley, AZ

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe |602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

Paradise Valley, AZ

The Joffe Group/BHHS

Robert Joffe |602.989.8300

Robert@thejoffegroup.com

www.thejoffegroup.com

 

Woodlands, TX

Engel & Volkers Houston

Brooks Ballard | 713.522.7474

Brooks.ballard@evusa.com

www.brooksballard.evusa.com

 

Crosby, TX

Engel & Volkers Houston

Brooks Ballard | 713.522.7474

Brooks.ballard@evusa.com

www.brooksballard.evusa.com

 

Colleyville, TX

Engel & Volkers Dallas

Roxann Taylor |817.312.7100

roxann.taylor@evusa.com

Roxanntaylor.evusa.com

 

Houston, TX

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty

Diane Kingshill | 713.248.4900

dkingshill@marthaturner.com

www.marthaturner.com


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Press Release: Tom Waters Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -  Tom Waters has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty as a licensed real estate Sales Professional. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Tom Waters, a top tier REALTOR® who has been recognized locally and globally continues to demonstrate his determination and dedication to his customers throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties. With over 350 home sales in the last 3 years, Waters “treats every customer like family” - which has been his motto for over 20 years. He and his team work hard to market and sell their inventory of properties through a systematic networking and marketing strategy.

Waters has received numerous performance recognition awards including the International President’s Premier Award – which ranks the top 1% of real estate agents in the world, the International President’s Elite Award, which ranks the top 3% of real estate agents in the world, and the Florida 100 among all real estate professionals in Florida.  

“Tom’s personal attention and commitment to his customers are a true reflection of his impressive achievements,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “Tom is a high caliber Sales Professional and we are proud to have him as an ambassador for our company and our brand as we continue to grow the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota region.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s reputation, leadership, and commitment to providing the best industry tools, resources, and services for its Sales Professionals and customers are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the right choice for me and my team,” commented Waters.

Tom Waters is working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Tom Waters can be contacted at tom@watersteam.com or 941-228-5373 or visit www.watersteam.com.   

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Press Release: Rick Bechtold Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -  Rick Bechtold has recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty as a licensed real estate Sales Professional. The announcement was made by Elaine Glandon, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.

Rick Bechtold, originally from Burlington, North Carolina, earned his undergraduate degree in Business from North Carolina State University and received his MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland.  Bechtold has a uniquely strong real estate background that stems from working for several commercial real estate companies where he has leased and / or developed over 2,000,000 square feet of office, warehouse, and retail projects around Baltimore, Maryland.  Bechtold also owned his own real estate development company – Stonebridge Development that focused on the development of several office buildings, warehouses, and residential projects. 

In 2004, Rick moved to Sarasota where he has leased and / or developed over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial space and has since obtained his Florida Real Estate Broker’s license.

“Rick’s passion for growth, commitment to real estate development, and dedication to his customers are the perfect fit for our company,” said Rei L. Mesa, president, C.E.O., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. “Rick truly represents the type of Sales Professional we are seeking, as we continue to grow the company in the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota region.”

“Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s vision and mission to exceed the customers’ expectations along with the company’s goal to provide the best industry tools, resources, services, and leadership for its Sales Professionals and are what make affiliating with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty the right choice,” said Bechtold.

Rick Bechtold has been a licensed REALTOR® for over 20 years in Maryland and in Florida.  He has successfully leased and / or developed over 4.5 million square feet of commercial real estate in Maryland and Florida. He has also created and invested in several startup companies including BuliSpitt, LLC, Garage Buddie, LLC and My Corner Now, LLC.  Rick is working under the leadership of Michael Holland, Managing Broker of the Lakewood Ranch / Sarasota/ Palmer Ranch Branch Sales Offices of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.  Rick can be contacted at rickbechtold@bhhsfloridarealty.net or 941-724-0636.   

For more information, contact:

Mike Holland, Managing Broker

941.685.7933 | MikeHolland@BHHSFloridaRealty.com

 

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 17 counties throughout Florida and more than 1,650 sales professionals. The full-service brokerage, founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WCI Communities, Inc.  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty is ranked fifth in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $2.8 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.


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Reunion Resort Orlando: Orlando, Florida

By Lauryn Howell

Every year millions of people travel from around the world to Orlando, Florida to enjoy its world class attractions and sparkling Florida sunshine. But there’s much more to Orlando than what visitors can find inside the gates of a theme park. Orlando is just a short drive from some of Florida’s best beaches and lays claim to several professional sports teams and a convenient international airport. Another, slightly hidden, Orlando gem is the Reunion Resort.

Reunion Resort offers exclusive residences ranging from 5,000 to 20,000 square feet that are, unlike many comparable resorts, completely customizable. Owners of the larger models have incorporated things such as bowling alleys, home theaters, swimming pools, arcades, outdoor bars and even golf simulators into their homes. In the words of Matthew Montalvo, a vacation home rental expert and Realtor with HomesSalesNearDisney.com, “The homes themselves have become an attraction that the whole family can enjoy.”

Adding to the charm of this one-of-a-kind resort neighborhood are the golf courses designed by three pros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Of course, no trip to Orlando would be complete without a visit to a theme park or two, and Reunion Resort’s location makes day trips a breeze. It’s also only 20 minutes from the international airport, making it a location that truly cannot be rivaled.

Unlike your typical hotel stay, these vacation homes are an opportunity to invest. Thanks to Florida’s unbeatable weather, the vacation rental market in Orlando is not seasonal, giving Reunion Resort home owners the opportunity to rent out their homes year round.

Whether it’s a little bit of that Disney magic or just Florida’s unbeatable weather, there’s something that keeps millions coming back to Orlando year after year. Contact them now to stay in a vacation home, experience the resort in person and discover that there’s no better way to enjoy this coveted vacation destination than from the convenience of owning a luxurious home in Reunion Resort.

 

HOME SALES NEAR DISNEY, LAROSA REALTY

Matthew Montalvo

863-420-7247

info@HomeSalesnearDisney.com

www.HomeSalesnearDisney.com

 


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Rocky Mountain Turnkey Ranch: Loveland, Colorado

By Cathleen McCann

“Turnkey mansions” are one of the hottest real estate trends in the luxury marketplace. These move-in ready, fully furnished mansions are in high demand with second homebuyers, celebrities and foreign buyers looking for a complete luxury experience from the minute the property is theirs.

“You only need your toothbrush and favorite pillow on closing day,” says Geoffrey Thompson, partner with TurnkeyMansions Realty in Loveland, Colorado. “Absolutely everything is included in the home sale.”

High-end buyers understand that the benefits of turnkey mansions include time savings and cost savings. “They can move in and enjoy a five star home on day one,” Thompson says. “There is no time or expense spent furnishing a home or stress from packing and unpacking a move.”

Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the Fort Collins/Loveland area of Northern Colorado, is a beautiful, Santa Fe-style, turnkey mansion ranch offered by private sale through Thompson’s firm. This $2.3-million, 4,766-square-foot modern ranch is situated on 35 acres of picturesque landscape, hiking trails, flowing creeks and mountain streams. Its 5,700-foot altitude provides clean, crisp mountain air and an abundance of wildlife.

This idyllic mountain home blends beautifully with the landscape while offering 360-degree views. The four-bedroom home comes with everything, including furniture and a baby grand piano. It has an impressive array of amenities, such as a fun entertaining space fashioned after a classic 1960s malt shop, self-sustaining back ups and redundant systems throughout. A naturally formed outdoor shooting range has the latest range equipment. A three-car garage comes with a 4WD Land Rover LR4 and a John Deere tractor.

“This gem of a five star home is just an hour from Denver and fifteen minutes from Fort Collins,” says Thompson. “You get that blessed feeling of living on one of the most picturesque mountains in the world, yet you’re still just minutes from town.”

 

TURNKEY MANSIONS

John Sokoll, Broker

970.744.8411

John@TurnkeyMansions.com

TurnkeyMansions.com

 


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Round Lake Estate: Charlevoix, Michigan

By Lauryn Howell

When the founder of an award winning boat brand designs and builds a home from the ground up, one can certainly expect exceptional attention to detail. However, this Round Lake, Michigan estate defies even the wildest of expectations. No measure of comfort or luxury was spared in the design of the 10,437 square foot residence, featuring architecture expertly catered to the 102 feet of Round Lake frontage.

The three story main house is complete with 5 bedrooms, 7 full and 4 half baths, as well as a nanny’s apartment. Also present are a top-of-the-line kitchen with breakfast nook, butler’s pantry, living room and sunken bar with views of the boat house, a grand dining room, a theater room, a fully equipped outside deck and a fitness room. Each room is as extravagant as the next, teeming with rich mahogany accents, warm fire places, wooden floors and plush carpeting. While it may not seem possible, this estate has yet another crowning feature.

The entire residence was built around a private boat house with a completely insulated interior, finished in beautiful cypress wood. As if the 3 slips, 7 de-icers, 22 electric hoists and 9 hose bibs weren’t convenient enough, the boat house is attached to a woodshop containing 4 hoists of its own and a 40 foot long restoration room.

In the words of Pat O’Brien, Owner/Broker at Pat O’Brien & Associates, “This boat house lacks absolutely nothing.” Catering even further to boating enthusiasts, Round Lake’s deep canals allow access to countless other destinations.

To put it simply, there is nothing ordinary about this home. From the artfully designed interior, to the one of a kind boat house, there is not a single detail that has gone unnoticed. For more information on this property, visit PatOBrien.com.

 

PAT O’BRIEN & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE

Pat O’Brien

O 231.582.1700 | C 231.675.6677

pat@PatOBrien.com

www.PatOBrien.com

 


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Mountain Masterpiece: Waynseville, North Carolina

By Natalie Watson

Arguably one of the most picture perfect towns in the United States is Waynesville – a beautiful, quaint North Carolina town nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 30 miles west of Asheville. The half mile long Main Street epitomizes a vibrant, friendly downtown with an assortment of restaurants and art galleries amidst a small professional community.

One thing Waynesville is known for is its community of accepting, kind and generous people, and because of that, the area tends to attract residents and visitors that are the same. Much like the people you’ll find here, Waynesville is one of the most beautiful places in the world. “Once you make it to Western North Carolina, your life will never be the same,” says Mark Fields of Mark Fields & Associates, LLC. “You’ll always think about being here.”

One of the most luxurious properties currently on the market is located on approximately 1 acre in the established Laurel Ridge Country Club community. A true Cinderella story, this property had been previously neglected before the sellers came upon it and saw it for the beauty that it was. It has since been completely renovated and dare we say is “one of the most distinctive, elegant homes in Western North Carolina,” according to Fields, president of Mark Fields & Associates and the property’s listing broker whose firm specializes in luxury homes and unique mountain properties.

There are many subtle attributes throughout that make the property special – including the sense of grandness and beauty that overcomes you the minute you walk through the front door. Once you make your way down the entrance hall – reminiscent of a New York art gallery – the living space opens wide and the ceilings soar.

The floor-to-ceiling windows on nearly every wall allow you to feel the expanse of the outdoors. A back deck sweeps across the entire rear of the house, providing closer views of the breathtaking scenery. The home is excellent for a couple or small family who would take full advantage of the amenities of the property and of Waynesville.

MARK FIELDS & ASSOCIATES, LLC

Luxury Homes & Unique Mountain Properties

C 828.777.0452 | O 828.253.2491

mark@markfields.com

www.MarkFields.com


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