Carey & Giampa Realtors, New Hampshire

by Lauryn Howell 

Historic Route 1 winds its way down the eastern seaboard, passing through some of America’s most historically rich cities and towns along the way. As it meanders through New Hampshire, Route 1 touches seven of the Northeast’s most sought after destinations: Seabrook, Hampton Falls, Hampton, North Hampton, Rye, New Castle and Portsmouth.

Since 1991, Carey & Giampa Realtors have been committed to serving this area, providing their clients with the highest level of personalized and detailed service. They have four convenient offices and a well-qualified team of more than 50 realtors, including the first and second place top selling agents in the county.

Aside from its rich history and coveted coastal charm, New Hampshire is also an income-tax-free state, making it extremely appealing to high income families.

While these New Hampshire coastal towns represent the core of their listings, Carey & Giampa also specializes in properties from northern Massachusetts to southern Maine.

Because Carey & Giampa is an independent group not associated with a large, national agency, they are always able to put their clients first. They provide an incredible amount of customization and flexibility, even tailoring their marketing efforts to each specific property. Yet another benefit of their independent status is their unique ability to provide information insights and professional advice that larger companies would lack on all aspects of their Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts listings.

Their degree of personalization sets them apart from larger agencies, but it’s their absolute dedication to exceeding the expectations of each and every customer that make Carey & Giampa one of the best in the industry. Whether you’re drawn to the bustling downtown of Newburyport, Maine, or attracted to the coastal serenity of New Castle Island, New Hampsire, Carey & Giampa knows your ideal property is out there, and they’re committed to helping you find it.

Carey & Giampa Realtors

 

www.CareyandGiampa.com


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A Marvel on Manatee River

by Natalie Friedmann

When you think of “the South,” what most likely comes to mind is barbecue, country music, stunning plantations and sweet Southern hospitality. That being said, most people forget about one of the southernmost states – sunny Florida, with its beautiful, pristine beaches; luxurious waterfront properties and relaxed, friendly energy.

Sarasota, Florida is one of the most desirable places to put down roots in the Sunshine State, no matter what stage of life you might be in. Sarasota is home to great shopping, exquisite restaurants and culture abound, including The Ringling Museum of Art and Sarasota Opera. Between the award winning beaches and ideal year-round weather, Sarasota residents partake in an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, such as golf, boating, fishing and paddle boarding.

The newest, most stunning property on the market is located at 656 Regatta Way in Bradenton, just 20 minutes north of Sarasota. This new 4,800-square-foot home finished construction in 2015 and has never been lived in. The property is located in The Reserve at Harbor Walk, a gated waterfront community on a prime boating location directly on the south side of the Manatee River.

“The design of the home complements the expansive waterfront views by mixing clean and contemporary touches with classic looks and soothing beach colors and textures,” says Ann Moore, agent with Michael Saunders & Company in Sarasota.

The gourmet kitchen is bright and well-appointed with a glass tile backsplash, top-of-the-line appliances, breakfast bar and subzero wine keeper in the center island. There is also a den, great room, upstairs tech or hobby room and elevator.

 This striking home has the ideal design for outdoor entertaining -- the ground level boasts an outdoor summer kitchen and exterior bar, infinity edge pool, fire pit and private boat dock. On the upper terrace you will find a walk-in, glass, climate-controlled wine keeper and modern loft bar, perfect for enjoying the endless river views.

Between these desirable amenities and the electric vibe you’ll feel immediately from the minute you first walk in the door, it’s likely this property won’t be on the market for long.


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West Coast Florida Luxury

by Lauryn Howell

Situated just north of Naples, in beautiful Bonita Springs, lays a hidden gem on Florida’s west coast: Bonita Bay. A 2,400-acre master-planned community, developed on an ecologically sensitive piece of land and delicately placed amidst the gentle ecosystems which include fresh and saltwater marshes, mangrove lined waterways, the beautiful and winding Imperial River and Spring Creek leading to Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Aside from offering five championship golf courses, including the world’s first 36 hole Audubon International Signature course, this idyllic community boasts a marina with access to the Gulf of Mexico, private shuttle to the beach club, 18 hydro-grid tennis courts, a newly completed 18,000 square-foot spa and fitness complex and two country clubs, complete with pro shop and both formal and casual dining.

Even more remarkable than the amenities is the sheer beauty of the homes located within this distinguished community. The French Riviera inspired residence at 3351 Creekview Drive overlooks the eleventh fairway and lake of the Creekside Course at the Bonita Bay Club. Although its 6,299 square-feet; 6 bedrooms; 5 baths and exquisitely landscaped, private, poolside courtyard make it perfect for entertaining guests, this $2.6 million dollar masterpiece is also quite intimate and private, as each bedroom maintains a degree of seclusion within the home. This estate excels at being a cozy place to entertain friends and family for any occasion, with the gourmet kitchen as the centerpiece, designed to exceed the demands of any gala. Southern exposure for the pool offers all day sun that supports an event whatever the time of day!

A convenient 5 miles to 2015’s No.2 Beach in the US, Barefoot Beach and just a 15 minute drive from downtown Naples, a unique destination all its own offering world class dining options, a high end shopping district and countless local boutiques and art galleries as well as some of the most pristine beaches in Florida.

This estate is listed by Garren Everett Grup, a 13 year veteran who specializes in new construction communities, as well as luxury and resort properties.

www.HomesInBonitaBayFL.com


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Up on a Mountaintop, Down on the Farm

by Stephanie Cavanaugh 

Asheville, North Carolina is arguably one of the best places to live in the United States. Between stunning views along the Blue Ridge Parkway, unlimited amounts of outdoor recreational activities and irresistible seasons, it’s hard to deny the inclination to put down roots and start a new adventure here.

If you really want to know Asheville, North Carolina, talk to Billy Taylor. His family has occupied the same 400-acre ranch for almost 100 years. "I guess that makes me a native," says Beverly-Hanks and Associates’ top luxury agent with a chuckle and mellow drawl.

Among Taylor’s hottest new projects are mini-farms, with four in the works and a fifth in the visionary stage. "A lot of people dream of living on a mountain homestead with chickens, horses and vegetable gardens. We are fulfilling that dream, giving people a taste of that lifestyle with a semi-rural setting, minutes from the diverse attractions downtown Asheville has to offer.”

These three to six acre properties don't require the commitment of a full-fledged ranch or farm, but they are a lot of fun, particularly for kids. "It’s really wonderful to see families collect eggs from the chicken coop and crops from the garden," he says.

That feeds right into the whole Asheville dining scene, which Taylor described as not just big, but “Huge.” The town was recently named the seventh best food city in the country, with particular focus on locally raised, organic meats and vegetables. Asheville is also referred to as a beer capital of the world, or “Beer City USA.” From microbrewers to large breweries, like Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues, you can try a multitude of beers on almost every corner.

“We have a little something for everyone,” says Taylor. “If you’re looking to blend today’s fast paced lifestyle with the relaxed pace of southern living this might be the perfect fit for you and your family.”


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Ciĕl Brings Heaven to Earth

by Stephanie Cavanaugh 

150 years ago the top of Elk Mountain, hovering majestically above the city of Asheville, North Carolina, was filled with apple orchards. Elk Mountain Scenic Highway is now the most well known and challenging ride for cyclist in Asheville.

The apple trees may have seen higher numbers in the past, but the view remains -- now sprinkled with downtown city lights at night. But if you look closely, sprouting amid 110 acres of challenging crags are homes so artfully designed that they seem a part of the mountain itself.

Developer David Zimmerman divided this parcel into 25 lots ranging from two and half to thirty acres, intending each customcrafted home "to stand on its own architecturally and in quality -- each worthy of a Magazine Cover."

Ciĕl, it's called; French for heaven, or sky.

Three homes have been built so far, with the first winning international accolades for its brilliant incorporation of green building techniques in a high-end luxury property.

The latest residence completed is a play on Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork Falling Water. "But without the water," Zimmerman says with a laugh.

Winner of the Innovative Design Award from the Asheville Home Builders, the 4,869 square foot home is built on three cantilevered levels, each sheltering the one below, with vast expanses of glass and terraces offering spectacular views of downtown Asheville and the mountains.

The glass-walled entry opens to a living room, dining room, flex office/guest and expansive deck, using a wood stone clad seethrough fireplace tower. One flight above is the 1,200 square foot master suite with two decks, a breakfast bar and a sybaritic spa bath with floating vanities, glass shower and a glass-enclosed therapy tub. Two additional bedroom suites, a deck, a wet bar, space for a home theater or fitness and a screened porch are on the lower level.

All in all, this home is simply heavenly.


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Doing The Charleston in Asheville

by Stephanie Cavanaugh 

When it comes to quality of life, Asheville, North Carolina is now leader of the pack. Ann Skoglund, the number one agent at real estate powerhouse Beverly-Hanks & Associates for 21 years, says it’s trumping even Charleston in popularity.

"There's the natural beauty, with the Blue Ridge Mountains, long springs and falls and mild winters; hiking, camping, tubing and golf,” she describes. “There’s amazing health care, with Mission Hospital Systems, one of the top 15 in the country, the River Arts District, with potters and painters in studios along the river, and the symphony, theater and restaurants."

Asheville is teaming with critically acclaimed restaurants, a fantastic food truck scene and a superb culinary school, making it hard to get a bad meal anywhere. And beer? "Asheville has been crowned Beer City USA two years in a row," Ann reminds us.

Sound more like the west than the east? Californians, Coloradans and Texans have taken note.

 Residents can live on a mountaintop, a farm, a ranch, a golf course or downtown; the lifestyle options are myriad.

 You can even live on the grounds that were part of the fabled Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau that dates to the 1890s. The newest one is the Ramble with miles of hiking and biking trails and parks, a wellness center and a clubhouse, "it's very popular with newcomers," she says.

In coveted Biltmore Forest, Skoglund is featuring a completely remodeled roaring ‘20s vintage home. "It's unusually light and open, with an amazing number of windows and French doors overlooking the fabulous garden," she says. The four bedroom home has formal living rooms, a sun room and a magnificent great room/kitchen with a fireplace.

In the Ramble, custom-built, 5,216 square-foot Tuscan villa built in 2007 has great vaulted spaces, custom woodwork, radiant heated floors and an "amazing kitchen" with a pizza oven and commercial appliances. The second floor library encircles the dining room, offering a bird's eye view of your banquet.


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The Garden Oasis at Addison Reserve

by Monica Cavanaugh 

When Broker Ben Schachter shows a prospective member around Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida, he doesn’t usually start with the homes.

He begins with the unparalleled lifestyle as the focal point, highlighting the three remarkably maintained Arthur Hills golf courses, eleven tennis Hydrocourts, state-of-the-art fitness center, dedicated card rooms and heavenly spa. Schachter treats them to lunch in one of the club’s restaurants, helmed by executive chef Zach Bell, James Beard finalist and alumni of the famed restaurants Daniel and Café Boulud. He arranges for the prospects to enjoy a round of golf or some R&R at the spa. When the papering and touring are complete, Schachter begins showing the beautiful estate homes.

“By the time our customers see what Addison Reserve has to offer, they’re so overwhelmed and impressed that the selection of a property is relatively easy,” says Ben Schachter, Broker and owner of Addison Reserve Realty, LLC. “The vast majority of the affluent people to whom we sell homes and memberships are members of other country clubs, but quite frankly, they can’t find our level of amenities or service offerings anywhere else.”

Lush landscaping along the Addison roadway gives the sense of driving through a garden rather than a residential neighborhood, and lends an air of exclusivity to the residences within the nineteen unique villages. The estate homes range from below $500,000 to over $3,500,000.

With only 717 single-family homes and a small inventory of homes for sale, the opportunity to call Addison Reserve “home” is both special and rare. This Platinum and Emerald Club award winner beckons a select few to “Live the Dream.”

Addison Reserve Realty’s featured property is a custom estate home situated in the highly sought village of Isla Verde. The grand entrance, top-of-the-line materials and luxurious appointments are awe-inspiring. This extraordinary property is offered at $3,495,000. Prospective members should contact Addison Reserve Realty at 561.300.6918, for a personally guided tour of the Club and an introduction to this impressive home.


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St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton

by Monica Cavanaugh 

Imagine lounging through your afternoons, sipping iced tea under swaying palms, looking out over white sands and…FORE! 

No, you aren’t on the beach, though you’re tantalizingly close, but on an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course – the one in your very own back yard.

Such is life at Boca Raton’s prestigious St. Andrews Country Club, a community so steeped in awards it’s difficult to keep track of them all.

“Everything here is defined by the degree of luxury,” says Kathleen Fineman, the St. Andrews’ Preferred Realtor selected by the Club for three years running. “The homes I list here are for people who live extraordinary lives.” Kathleen also lives here and has been a member for 9 years.

The boutique community is inherently exclusive, with a mere 720 single family homes ranging in size and style. Homes range from $500,000 to $10 million, and while every property offers robust refinement, Fineman insists the lifestyle is the true gem.

“The community itself is the luxury comparison used by every other club in the area,” she explains. Mandatory membership to the club guarantees access to the finest facilities and amenities, including two 18-hole championship golf courses, 16 clay tennis courts, three saltwater pools, fitness center and a full spa, and the list, as they say, goes on. World class dining and entertainment mean sensational days and nights are just a golf cart ride away.

And did we mention no tee times or court reservations needed?

“There’s no other club where you can wake up and say, ‘Okay, I think I’ll start on the third hole of the Palmer course in 15 minutes and a phone call can make it happen.”

One of Fineman’s current listings is a stunning Mediterranean estate she describes as, “just a masterpiece. There’s nothing else to call it.”

Ringing in at $5.9 million, the 6 bedroom, 9 and a half bath spread offers soaring ceilings, marble and onyx floors, a gorgeous mahogany office, home theater, sparkling pool and spa and four car garage. Ample windows give way to sweeping lake and golf course views. Go to www.BestOfStAndrews.com to see all the homes for sale.


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Boca Raton, Florida

Welcome to the magnificent Empire-Estate,an iconic and beautifully designed compound situated on a sprawling lot with expansive lake and golf views. This extraordinary estate is located within the ultra-exclusive, gated enclave of the Island at Boca West Country Club, the crown jewel of Custom Estates at Boca West. Perfectly suited for high-end entertaining and the location of choice for music videos for Hollywood's A-list Celebrities, this stately residence comprises 11,776 total square feet and features 6 bedrooms, 7.5-bathroom, a state-of-the-art movie theatre, private office, multi-car and golf cart garages, lavish pool and lush landscaping. Master bedroom grand suite is extraordinary with spacious separate dressing rooms, separate his/her bathrooms, gorgeous sitting area and covered balcony overlooking one of the four championship golf courses at Boca West Country Club.

Boca West Country Club is located in the heart of Boca Raton, Florida and features four 18-hole championship courses that have been skillfully designed by three of the legendary golf course architects of our time, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer and Jim Fazio. This exceptional club also offers 30 tennis courts, spectacular and unmatched fitness, aquatic and spa center for the most discerning Club connoisseur. Residents also experience a plethora of social activities all year round including numerous lectures, classes, grand ballroom formal events and outings ranging from art, theatre, singles get togethers, day trips and cruises!

Exclusive Offering | $2,750,000

Boca Executive Realty, LLC

www.BocaExecutive.com


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Posted on: 11/30/2015 at 3:51 PM
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Rare Air in Illinois

The Agency presents this once in a lifetime opportunity to own The Michael Jordan Estate in Highland Park, Illinois. NBA superstar Michael Jordan has changed the face of sports forever. He reached the top of his game through tireless dedication and hard work. It’s only fitting, then, that the property owned by such a man should be just as legendary.

Michael Jordan’s residence is a physical monument to his success; it’s the perfect place to share his story and create your own with generations to come. The 56,000 square foot property is nestled among more than seven immaculately landscaped acres of living evergreens, behind a private gated entrance emblazoned with Jordan’s signature number 23. Equipped with every conceivable luxury amenity, the home affords its owner the ultimate in privacy, serenity and security.

Extensively refreshed in 2009, the estate features a sumptuous three-story, 6 bedroom primary residence and a generously appointed 3 bedroom guest wing connected to the main home by a sky-lit entertaining pavilion, totaling 9 bedrooms and 15 baths to host friends and family. The extensive outdoor entertaining area features a kitchen perfect for alfresco dining, a huge circular infinity pool with an island and a private pond.

Ever the athlete, Jordan made sure to equip his home with every amenity needed to stay in top form. The home is complete with a fitness studio, tennis court and private putting green. Perhaps most compelling for superfans, Jordan played some epic faceoffs in his full-size, NBAquality basketball gymnasium. The court features his signature Jumpman logo at center court, and the name “Jordan” emblazoned across each baseline. The off-court amenities continue with a home theater, card room, salon, 500-bottle custom wine cellar, humidor and more.

Purchasing this property is like owning a piece of history. This home, infused with moments from the life of Michael Jordan, is the ultimate sports and entertainment estate. Offered at $14,855,000.

The Agency 

www.StartYourLegend23.com


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Spanish Inspired Masterpiece

by Lauryn Howell

Pensacola may not be Florida’s best known city, but it’s certainly one of the most historically significant, serving as the site of one of the first European settlements. This rich history has laid the foundation for the development of a charming downtown district that has recently gone through a renaissance.

Much of the early Spanish architecture was restored and can now be seen lining the streets accompanied by world class restaurants, shops and art galleries. From shows at the theater, to live music performances at local venues, there’s never a dull night in downtown Pensacola. The neighboring Muscogee Wharf lays claim to a remarkable estate that is so breathtakingly beautiful it is said to have been the catalyst behind the downtown renaissance. The architecture of this 7,500 square foot home is a stunning combination of Mediterranean and classic Hollywood designs. The interior is simply sophisticated with Venetian plaster wall finishes, oversized cypress beams, Italian tiles and CalcattaGold marble throughout.

The expansive outdoor terrace, complete with a bar, fireplace and kitchen, provides residents with the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy their gorgeous view of Pensacola Bay. The office and fitness rooms also cater to these striking panoramas. Additionally, both a waterfront fountain and English garden are present in the rear of the home. Last but not least take the elevator to the third-level media room, which boasts a large screen TV, custom Walnut Wood bar, wrap-around views, a private terrace, its own kitchen and seperate men’s and women’s powder rooms. 

The home, known as 19 Wharf, is listed by the Mark Lee Team of Levin Rinke Resort Realty, the number one independent real estate company in Pensacola, Gulf Beach and Pensacola Beach. Fifteen year veterans to the industry, The Mark Lee team has helped unite countless clients with their dream properties, but they all unanimously agree that no residence is quite as prominent in downtown Pensacola as 19 Wharf.

 

Offerred at $3,999,000. For more information go to 19wharf.com or www.markleeteam.com.

The Mark Lee Team 

www.markleeteam.com


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The Essence of the Caribbean

by Lauryn Howell

Everyone has one vacation destination that stole a special place in their heart. For many, this coveted location is none other than the Virgin Islands. The desire to relive these precious memories keeps visitors coming back year after year, and many eventually choose to seek an island property of their own.

The nature of the islands does not generally cater to larger homes; however, sitting on the list of exclusive properties is a 14,000 square foot masterpiece on St. Thomas. This estate overlooks the Atlantic Coast and every room caters to the absolutely breathtaking views. Its eight bedrooms, eight full baths and convenient elevator make it ideal for entertaining family and friends, while the pool provides the perfect place for everyone to relax and unwind. Privacy and security are ensured by the gated entrance, 24 hour on-site security and state of the art alarm systems. 

The nearby town offers many dining options, but this home is located next to the prestigious Mahogany Golf Course, which boasts two exquisite restaurants of its own. Along with top of the line fishing and diving, the area is also known for its world class sailing and hosts many tournaments each year. Every exciting race is easily viewable from the private balcony of the home. This property joins many others on a list of gorgeous homes for sale by April Newland, the Owner/ Broker Newland Real Estate.

According to April, the views from this property are one of a kind. She explains that, “Early in the spring residents can watch the migrating whales pass, which is truly a majestic sight." Having grown up in the area, April can answer any question about this stunning estate.

April Newland, Newland Real Estate

www.vibeachfrontproperties.com


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Classic New England: Architectural Style and Modern Comfort

By Cathleen McCann

Midway between Boston and New York is the southeastern Connecticut town of Norwich. Nicknamed “The Rose of New England,” this small city in New London County has a lovely architectural downtown and many year round local activities. The Northeast’s larger cities, the Long Island Sound and the Rhode Island shore are all just a short drive away.

One of Norwich’s premier properties is located at 54 High Meadows Lane. This 7,000-square-foot custom Arts & Crafts-style home is the ultimate blend of modern comfort and architectural style. “There is superior quality and craftsmanship throughout the home,” says Dave Thomas, Exceptional Properties Specialist with William Raveis Real Estate in Mystic, Connecticut, representing the property.

The $1.2-million home has four bedrooms and is filled with exceptional materials and features, including an office with a green marble fireplace and mahogany cherry stained coffered ceiling, a large gourmet kitchen with a terracotta floor and a living room with a cozy fireplace nook for relaxing by the fire. The octagonal shaped dining room has a hand painted mural and a cherry trimmed ceiling, while a well-appointed master suite has its own refreshment center. The family room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, cedar walls and a cathedral ceiling, and connects to a screened-in porch with slate floors.

A second family room located on the lower level has a kitchenette and opens up to the patio and outdoor entertaining area with a heated in ground pool and spa. The home has large French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to take advantage of the seasonal changes and wonderful vistas. The property also includes a pond stocked with blue gill and small mouth bass.

Set on twelve handsome acres of pasture, gentle rolling hills and woods, the professionally landscaped grounds blend seamlessly into the surrounding native scenery—its New England beauty ever changing with the four seasons. “This home is the perfect tranquil retreat,” says Thomas. “It offers both privacy and convenience.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Classic New England: Architectural Style and Modern Comfort

By Cathleen McCann

Midway between Boston and New York is the southeastern Connecticut town of Norwich. Nicknamed “The Rose of New England,” this small city in New London County has a lovely architectural downtown and many year round local activities. The Northeast’s larger cities, the Long Island Sound and the Rhode Island shore are all just a short drive away.

One of Norwich’s premier properties is located at 54 High Meadows Lane. This 7,000-square-foot custom Arts & Crafts-style home is the ultimate blend of modern comfort and architectural style. “There is superior quality and craftsmanship throughout the home,” says Dave Thomas, Exceptional Properties Specialist with William Raveis Real Estate in Mystic, Connecticut, representing the property.

The $1.2-million home has four bedrooms and is filled with exceptional materials and features, including an office with a green marble fireplace and mahogany cherry stained coffered ceiling, a large gourmet kitchen with a terracotta floor and a living room with a cozy fireplace nook for relaxing by the fire. The octagonal shaped dining room has a hand painted mural and a cherry trimmed ceiling, while a well-appointed master suite has its own refreshment center. The family room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, cedar walls and a cathedral ceiling, and connects to a screened-in porch with slate floors.

A second family room located on the lower level has a kitchenette and opens up to the patio and outdoor entertaining area with a heated in ground pool and spa. The home has large French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to take advantage of the seasonal changes and wonderful vistas. The property also includes a pond stocked with blue gill and small mouth bass.

Set on twelve handsome acres of pasture, gentle rolling hills and woods, the professionally landscaped grounds blend seamlessly into the surrounding native scenery—its New England beauty ever changing with the four seasons. “This home is the perfect tranquil retreat,” says Thomas. “It offers both privacy and convenience.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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Classic New England: Quintessential Mediterranean

By Cathleen McCann

An idyllic gem of a town located on the Hudson River, Irvington, New York is one of the most sought after places to live in Westchester County. Its historic past, beautiful natural setting and gracious homes are just some of its distinguishing features.

Known as Millionaire’s Row during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Irvington was the summer residence of many notable families, such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Astors. Only a handful of these large estates still exist, including Villa Verde, one of Westchester’s premier properties.

“This charming river town is pretty near perfect,” says Vicki Wessel, who is representing the property along with Pam Eskind. Both are brokers for William Raveis Legends Realty Group. “It is a tranquil place to live, yet you have an easy commute to Manhattan, only nineteen miles and a quick train ride away.”

Set on over two acres of beautiful, private grounds, Villa Verde is a spectacular compound consisting of a 11,357-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, a three-car heated garage, a separate 3,000-square-foot guest house with three bedrooms and a 2,000-square-foot pool house featuring a heated indoor pool with diving board and sauna plus an additional two-car heated garage. The compound is able to accommodate many people, making it the perfect year-round home or corporate retreat.

Villa Verde, lovingly restored to maintain historic details, incorporates contemporary updates such as a custom kitchen and state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems. Soaring ceilings, marble and wide-plank wood floors, intricately carved stone fireplaces and stained glass windows and doors are just some of the features that can be found throughout.

Its stucco and terracotta roof exterior is complemented by bluestone patios, an outdoor fireplace, formal gardens and expansive lawn. Private access to the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail makes it easy to maintain an active lifestyle.

“Every room of this house reflects a perfect blend of timeless character and modern living,” says Eskind. “It is the quintessential Mediterranean property.”

William Raveis Exceptional Properties

www.Raveis.com


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