Saint Vincent and The Grenadines: A Caribbean Gem

By Nicole Slaughter-Graham

Nestled within the glittering Caribbean Sea sits a sparkling, hidden gem known as St. Vincent and the Grenadine. This chain of 32 lush, tropical islands hosts an abundance of natural beauty from an active volcano to Lush greenery, tropical rain forest, mountainous landscapes adorned with waterfalls and an abundance of tropical fruits and flowering plants. 

Incredible aquatic life, colorful coral and perfect white-sand beaches, which make the Caribbean an appealing vacation hub, offer residents the feeling of endless vacation.  In fact, a few vacationers who have had the opportunity to visit the Grenadines find the area so enticing, they move there permanently. 

Barbara Eardley, the RE/MAX Broker, was one of those people. “We moved here from Texas.  My husband and I were on vacation and when we came to the Grenadines, we instantly fell in love. It’s

like nothing I’ve ever seen before.”Now, Eardley helps make the dream of living in the Grenadines a reality for potential residents. Later this year , the new Argyle  international airport located on the main island of Saint Vincent is due to open. This will make The Grenadines more easily accessible. “I have no doubt this will be one of the most sought after tourist destination in the Caribbean,” says Eardley. For now though, The Grenadines remain a true hidden diamond, offering exquisite scenery and the feeling of being on a permanent vacation for those who have been fortunate enough to call SVG home. 

This Democratic nation is 133 square miles of beautiful Caribbean expanse rich in culture and natural beauty. Of the 32 islands, nine are inhabited. The island chain is well known to royalty and the rich and famous alike. Esteemed members of the Royal Family and many celebrities have taken refuge on the Grenadine island of Mustique, the “playground of the elite.”

St. Vincent and The Grenadines offer luxury living and incredible value to potential residents. “This is a great time to invest in St. Vincent and The Grenadines,” Eardley states. “Being less known than the other Caribbean Islands, the real estate values are relatively low, the lifestyle wonderful.” 

BARBARA EARDLEY, ABR, CRS, GRI RE/MAX

(O) 784.456.2016 

(M) 784.454.2016

barbarae@rmccdfw.com

SVGHomesandLand.com


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An Extra Edge in Houston's Luxury Market

By Nicole Slaughter-Graham

With a robust, thriving luxury real estate market, the Houston, Texas area has long attracted some of the finest REALTORS® and affiliates in the industry. 

The area offers the trifecta when it comes to what REALTORS® crave: an abundance of luxury properties, the right clientele and resources. One such resource is the Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection, an organization which brings together industry professionals. The organization provides monthly networking, education and access to an entire network of support. 

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the organization, which will be celebrated by members in the summer. Carrie Ousley, one of the original members of the group, has been hosting  the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Training classes, which are a requirement for membership. “The designations offered through the class are nationally and internationally recognized,” she states in an interview. “Associating with this organization and working toward and/or having the “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist” designation, helps brand the REALTORS® in the Luxury Market.”

The many networking opportunities have kept Weldon Rigby involved for 10 years as well. “We decided we wanted to have a monthly luncheon where we could exchange ideas, and it’s turned into a great networking opportunity,” he states. “All the folks in our group have undergone extensive training on luxury products and practices, and if I need something, I can call any of them.” This year, the organization has seen its largest member base since the group’s inception, which provides REALTORS® and affiliates with even more resources and networking opportunities.

David Young, another original member notes the hard work of the group’s board, “Our board, which was set up about four years ago, worked tirelessly to increase membership and reach out. It’s made all the difference.”

When it comes to providing a unique and ultimately unprecedented resource for REALTORS® , the Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection has Houston, Texas covered. 

Greater Houston Luxury Home Connection

info@greaterhoustonluxury.com

www.greaterhoustonluxury.com


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Pristine, Private Luxury at Montecito Beach Village- Huatulco, Mexico

By Nicole Slaughter-Graham

Located in the Green Globe and Earth Check award-winning Bahías of Huatulco, on the Southern Pacific Coast of Mexico, Montecito Beach Village embodies the best Mexico has to offer. Building off the regions incredible natural beauty this sustainable development integrates elegant architecture and style with cultural flavor.

Montecito’s commitment to sustainable development and the rich local culture of the region seamlessly blend with their Villa’s open air architecture and hand crafted interiors. With salt-water pools, LED lighting and over 100 solar panels, this unique community offers a low density, low impact approach to luxurious coastal living.

“What’s most important for people to understand is that our philosophy is about integrating the human experience with the natural environment,” says Greg Glassman, Director of Montecito Beach Village. “We harmonize the natural characteristics of the land and the culture.” Local craftsmen demonstrate and explain their art to residents in the community amphitheater. The community’s restaurants and activities reflect the local flavor.

With the original master plan and prototypes designed by the famed Mexican architect, Diego VillasenŠ∑Čor, Montecito Beach Village envelopes residents in an experiential living environment. Each Villa recognizes and respects natural water runoffs, the sun tracks and cross ventilation, making the appointments a luxurious haven within a tropical paradise. This boutique and private community resides on twelve breathtaking oceanfront acres and will accommodate 28 full ownership Villas of which 11 have already been sold and completed. The property encompasses two pristine beaches, a fitness center, an open air amphitheater, a beach club, a welcome center and a Hilltop Lagoon & Lounge.

The spirit of Montecito is felt in its many details. Palapa roofs are woven on-site and carpentry is handcrafted from the highest quality of local tropical woods. The community is professionally managed and boasts a variety of services and amenities ranging from concierge service and home maintenances to private chefs and housekeeping.

“It’s very difficult to transmit the quality and essence of Montecito with pictures,” states Glassman. “The pictures look great but the sensory reality is so much better.” With both sale and rental opportunities available to contemplate Montecito is worth a first hand experience. Many proclaim it to have no equal.

Stephen Seidel

s.seidel@montecito.mx

www.montecito.mx


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Rosedale Toronto Estate- Toronto Ontario Canada

 

For decades the neighborhood of Rosedale has attracted some of Toronto’s most affluent residents with its peaceful ravines and winding parklands. A short drive from the high end shopping and dining districts of downtown Toronto, its convenient location has only added to its appeal.

Rosedale is teeming with historical charm, present in the red brick heritage homes, which line its streets. Framed by lush green landscaping, each home maintains a unique charm, distinguishing itself from the rest. Among these idyllic residences is the home at 27 South Drive.

Like its neighboring Rosedale homes, this estate maintains all of the historical charm with its gorgeous redbrick exterior, however, the interior has been renovated, no detail having gone unnoticed.

The main floor boasts an open concept kitchen and family room, which opens up into the backyard, allowing for natural light to fill the stunning 9.5-foot-ceilings and grand foyer. The 5,050-square-foot floor plan also maintains six bedrooms and six bathrooms, with the option to convert the sixth bedroom into a beautiful 3rd floor office space with incredible Western ravine views and a walkout to a large deck.

The master bedroom has been redone to include his and her closets and a spa like ensuite. It also has a private balcony with stunning views of the ravine.

The ravine provides a picturesque backdrop at all hours, but it’s glowing sunsets are truly breathtaking. Residents can enjoy their spectacular view from various private balconies as well as the backyard, complete with an outdoor TV area and gas fireplace.

Aside from its close proximity to Toronto, this Rosedale estate is also near several of the area’s best schools, making it perfect for families. Residents also have access to many popular Toronto destinations through the subway stop, which is just a two or three minute walk from their front door.

From the rich heritage and elegantly landscaped properties to the stunning natural beauty, there is truly no other neighborhood that so flawlessly combines convenience and elegance quite like Rosedale

RE/MAX Ultimate Realty Inc
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(D) 647.923.2121
(O) 416.487.5131
max@maxtaylor.ca

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Government Springs Ranch- Ouray County, Colorado

This 2,980-acre ranch is a combination of beauty, accessibility and history, making it one of the finest and well-located mountain properties you will find in the Western United States.

Once used by the soldiers from Fort Crawford as a water source, this abundant spring still supplies good clean water. Located between Montrose and Telluride, Colorado, the ranch features year round paved access, 6 miles of national forest boundary, underground utilities, 60%-70% ponderosa pine, aspen and spruce with huge views of the San Juan Mountains and the lush valley below. It is a true trophy-hunting ranch in a great location, only minutes from a commercial airport.

Lone Eagle Land Brokerage Inc

Joseph Burns

970.209.4400

joey@eagleland.com

AmericanFarmandRanch.com

 


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Marjestic Hacienda Del Sol- Merritt Island, Florida

If walls could talk, Hacienda del Sol’s would be chattering away, for the grand South Merritt Island Estate has hosted many a great party. Kings and queens, government dignitaries, astronauts and sitting presidents have all been charmed by Hacienda’s hospitality through the decades.

“From the moment you pass through the enormous iron gates, you are transported to a long-ago time, a magical time,” says listing agent, Stephanie Moss Dandridge, a luxury waterfront real estate specialist with Dale Sorensen Real Estate.

The majestic 7.6 acre Historic Mediterranean Estate overlooking the Indian River, boasts over 22,000 square feet of living including the 14,755 square foot main residence, pool house/pavilion, guest cottage and caretakers residence. The finest of finishes throughout the estate include hand painted walls, Pecky Cypress vaulted post and beam ceilings and stunning antique tile and marble from around the world.

Hacienda embodies a luxury resort style setting with a world of amenities including a lighted tennis court, 50,000-gallon saltwater pool and a koi filled 1/2-acre man-made lake with waterfall. The 500+ feet of riverfront on the Inner Coastal Waterway comes complete with private boat dock and boat ramp.

The main residence includes six suited bedrooms, six baths, and a three-bay stackable garage. The grounds are adorned with old growth live oaks, banyan, and eucalyptus trees, plus a bamboo forest and rose garden.

Hacienda's charm goes well beyond its majestic presence and also includes plenty of history. Dave Thomas, famed founder of the Wendy’s restaurant chain, owned the estate for a time.

The one-of-a-kind property is being marketed internationally, with emphasis on European, South American and Chinese markets. Listing price is $7.5 million.

"You can never replicate the history and uniqueness of this house," Moss Dandridge says. "It is such a magnificent place."

Stephanie Moss Dandridge

Luxury Waterfront Specialist

321.243.1218

sdandridge@sorensenrealestate.com


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Contemporary Southern Charm in Asheville

The elite area of South Asheville is anchored between two popular area attractions — the prominent Biltmore Estate, an expansive private estate built by the Vanderbilt family in the 1890s, and Biltmore Park Town Square, a mecca for fine dining, shopping and entertaining. Many Asheville residents also enjoy utilizing annual passes to the Biltmore Estate where they can play in the Estate’s 8,000-acre backyard, hike or bike the trails, horseback ride or relax on the grounds for an afternoon picnic. The estate also offers tours of the Biltmore House, grounds and winery. 

The Ramble is a premiere, gated community developed on 1,000 acres of land that was originally part of the Biltmore Estate and is the most recent community developed by Biltmore Farms. Centrally located in Asheville, The Ramble is minutes from city amenities while providing a feeling of seclusion and privacy. Within The Ramble are miles of wondrous trails, Long Meadow Park, historic Buck Spring Cabin, a Living Well Center with saline pool and workout facility and a 24-hour staffed gatehouse.

"I have personally built three luxury homes in the area, including one in The Ramble.  My history of working with architects, builders and local artisans has helped me develop a thorough working knowledge of finishes, flow and floor plans that is invaluable to my clients,” says Clary McCall, Residential Broker Associate for Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors in South Asheville. McCall is able to speak with genuine enthusiasm to prospective residents since she currently resides in the community. 

Located at 21 Nethermead Drive in The Ramble is a contemporarystyle home by Carlton Architecture. This three-level home has graced the covers of Carolina Home and Garden Magazine and WNC Magazine. It was also the recipient of the AIA North Carolina 2013 Honor Award, a top recognition reward for North Carolina architects acknowledging design expertise and variety. 

In addition to the prestigious recognition, this 4,800-square-foot home is settled on 0.88 acres of land and exudes a feeling of luxury and comfort with the incredible woodwork, stone patio with fireplace and outdoor kitchen, fenced backyard with evergreen privacy, and an elevator to all three floors. A showing of this property can be scheduled with listing agent Clary McCall.

Clary McCall

Beverly-Hanks Realtors

cmcall@beverly-hanks.com

Cell: 828-768-0413

Office: 828-684-8999

 

 


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Asheville, North Carolina Estate

By Lauryn Howell

When he set out to build the iconic Biltmore Estate, George Vanderbilt wanted to create something reminiscent of the castles of France, but what he desired perhaps more than a beautiful residence was the perfect location. For this, Vanderbilt knew he needed to look no further than Asheville, North Carolina.

While the estate remains today, the land was eventually divided, with a full 1,000 acres of his favorite walking lands now serving as the site of one of Asheville’s most prestigious communities, The Ramble. Once completed this private, gated community will include 500 homes, private walking trails and a Living Well center complete with fitness facilities and pool.

Built in 2007, this 3,928 square foot estate maintains five bedrooms with four and a half baths. From the vaulted ceilings with wood beams and granite countertops to the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, no detail was spared. The home also boasts a gourmet kitchen, covered deck, sunroom and theater/exercise room. All located in a tranquil setting with thoughtful outdoor spaces overlooking green space with stream and walking trail.

The Ramble sits in an ideal location, with downtown Asheville and the more historically preserved Biltmore Village both minutes away from its gates. 

Asheville in itself is also incredibly unique. The area offers a deeply rich and diverse culture of art and fine dining within its historic borders. 

Whether you consider yourself a nature enthusiast or an art connoisseur, you’ll find an abundance of amenities to cater to your preferred lifestyle all within the city limits.

This property is represented by Miriam McKinney, Asheville native and Real Estate Broker with Beverly-Hanks & Associates. She has been able to employ her knowledge of the area and 14 years of professional real estate experience to become one of the top producing and most highly sought after agents in Asheville. 

Miriam has many fantastic listings. However, the home at 76 Brookline Drive gives discerning buyers the opportunity to call the iconic community of The Ramble home.

Miriam McKinney

Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors

miriam@beverly-hanks.com

Cell: 828.777.7924

Office: 828.254.7221

 

 

 

 


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An Apple a Day in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Steve Dozier has traveled 48 of our 50 states and hasn't found a better place to live than Hendersonville, North Carolina. "I've lived here 21-years and there's no better place to raise a family," says the broker associate with powerhouse Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors. 

This suburb of artsy Ashville has a main street lined with charming shops and restaurants and historic homes dating to the late 19th century.  It's a mountain place, but the climate is temperate, says Dozier. "In Florida there's one season, in the north there's winter and summer. Here there are four distinct seasons, but very little snow, no tornados and no hurricanes." 

Around Labor Day the population of 13,000 swells to 250,000 for the Apple Festival -- Hendersonville boasts 70% of the nation's apple production. "Every apple you can think of grows around here," says Dozier, who's highly involved with the community and its activities.   

You can take a bite of the little apple with a 5400 square foot beauty he's offering. Sitting on 1.57 manicured acres, there's a terraced backyard and a front porch for rocking and enjoying the trickling waterfall that splashes into a stone Koi pond.

"Everyone here is looking for views and gourmet kitchens," he says with a laugh. This home has both. The kitchen features every bell and whistle, down to the pot filler behind the stove, and the views— from every deck and window—go on forever. 

The kitchen opens to the great room, a gorgeous deck and a screened room for a fabulous sweep of indoor and outdoor entertaining space. The four bedroom, three and a half bath home features a fantastic game and media center with a movie theater concession stand and a popcorn machine.  

It's a home made for enjoyment, as Dozier puts it, "in the Best Small Town in America." 

Steve Dozier

Beverly-Hanks & Associates Realtors

stevedozier@beverly-hanks.com

Cell: 828.329.1529

Office: 828-697-0515



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History, Hospitality and Horses

By Natalie Friedmann

“History, hospitality and horses describes Aiken, South Carolina so perfectly,” says Melissa Major, Broker in Charge at Carolina Real Estate Company. 

Rich in history, Aiken was once a “winter colony” — a retreat for the wealthy when they needed to escape bitter cold winters. It is no surprise that with the area’s perfect climate, pine scented breezes and an abundance of spring water the town once served as a health resort. Wealthy horse enthusiasts soon discovered this quaint town, and after bringing their horses to Aiken for pleasure and training, they quickly fell in love and established luxurious cottage homes and stables - most of which are still standing today. 

“Aiken is one of the country’s most important equestrian centers with facilities for trail riding, fox hunting, hunter-jumper events, race tracks, steeplechasing and polo,” Courtney Conger, Realtor® and owner of Carolina Real Estate Company. The temperate climate allows for year-round training of horses of all disciplines. The largest urban forest in the country, The Hitchcock Woods, is at the heart of Aiken and amid the 2,200 acres are nearly 70 miles of trails that are graced by equestrians, hikers, joggers and even dog walkers. 

At the entrance of The Hitchcock Woods on Laurens Street, SW is a grand Winter Colony residence dating back to 1937. The stately, 7000-square-foot brick home is a true beauty, reminiscent of a European country estate. The home has polished oak floors, high ceilings and many period details throughout. The grounds of the home are breathtaking. "The charming flagstone-floored porch off the living room overlooks a sparkling gunite pool and over 4.5 acres of spectacular lawns shaded by ancient live oaks and pines interspersed with specimen trees imported from Europe and Asia,” says Conger. This incredible historic Aiken estate is offered exclusively by the Carolina Company at $1,799,000 and may be seen by appointment only with the listing agent.

In addition to being a desirable equestrian destination and home to stunning and luxurious, historical estates, Aiken also offers residents the chance to indulge in world class golf and tennis as well as excellent shopping and dining and a variety of cultural activities.

 

Courtney Conger

Carolina Real Estate Company

803.648.8660

www.carolinahorseproperties.com



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History, Hospitality and Horses

By Natalie Friedmann

“History, hospitality and horses describes Aiken, South Carolina so perfectly,” says Melissa Major, Broker in Charge at Carolina Real Estate Company. 

Rich in history, Aiken was once a “winter colony” — a retreat for the wealthy when they needed to escape bitter cold winters. It is no surprise that with the area’s perfect climate, pine scented breezes and an abundance of spring water the town once served as a health resort. Wealthy horse enthusiasts soon discovered this quaint town, and after bringing their horses to Aiken for pleasure and training, they quickly fell in love and established luxurious cottage homes and stables - most of which are still standing today. 

“Aiken is one of the country’s most important equestrian centers with facilities for trail riding, fox hunting, hunter-jumper events, race tracks, steeplechasing and polo,” Courtney Conger, Realtor® and owner of Carolina Real Estate Company. The temperate climate allows for year-round training of horses of all disciplines. The largest urban forest in the country, The Hitchcock Woods, is at the heart of Aiken and amid the 2,200 acres are nearly 70 miles of trails that are graced by equestrians, hikers, joggers and even dog walkers. 

At the entrance of The Hitchcock Woods on Laurens Street, SW is a grand Winter Colony residence dating back to 1937. The stately, 7000-square-foot brick home is a true beauty, reminiscent of a European country estate. The home has polished oak floors, high ceilings and many period details throughout. The grounds of the home are breathtaking. "The charming flagstone-floored porch off the living room overlooks a sparkling gunite pool and over 4.5 acres of spectacular lawns shaded by ancient live oaks and pines interspersed with specimen trees imported from Europe and Asia,” says Conger. This incredible historic Aiken estate is offered exclusively by the Carolina Company at $1,799,000 and may be seen by appointment only with the listing agent.

In addition to being a desirable equestrian destination and home to stunning and luxurious, historical estates, Aiken also offers residents the chance to indulge in world class golf and tennis as well as excellent shopping and dining and a variety of cultural activities.

 

Courtney Conger

Carolina Real Estate Company

803.648.8660

www.carolinahorseproperties.com



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Comfort and Luxury in Suburban Atlanta

By Natalie Friedmann

As a major metropolitan area, Atlanta might bring to mind the hustle and bustle of a big city, but the charm of the area spans beyond any of those stereotypes — some would even say one must only look just outside the city lines into the cozy city suburbs.

"Due to the vast expanse of companies headquartered in Atlanta, the city and surrounding areas receive quite a bit of real estate traffic from the northeast due to corporate relocation,” says Ed Short, REALTOR® with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Metro Brokers, specializing in the north metro Atlanta area. The area has much to offer its residents from fine dining and various happenings at the renowned Fox Theatre to the nearby mountains and picturesque Lake Lanier.

In addition to the amenities, the north metro Atlanta area boasts some luxurious properties—one of which is located at 13210 Owens Way in Milton, Ga. This beautiful estate is located on 1.66 acres. The elegant brick and stone exterior sets the tone for the equally elegant interior, which offers a sprawling open floor plan. The grand, two-story foyer offers inviting, warm hardwood floors.

Beyond the foyer is a banquet-sized formal dining room and professional chef’s kitchen. There is a keeping room off the kitchen with coffered ceiling, built-in bookcases and stacked stone fireplace. A guest bedroom with a private, full bath is on the main level. 

The master retreat is breathtaking with a trey ceiling, morning bar with refrigerator and sitting room with fireplace and built-in bookcase. The en suite master bathroom exudes a spa-like atmosphere.
A main attraction of this property is the finished, walk-out terrace level complete with full bath, two bonus rooms, stacked stone fireplace and a full wet bar. There is a patio off the terrace level with an outdoor fireplace and a brick paved deck off the master bedroom, both of which overlook the private, wooded yard. This property is listed with Ed Short for $1.45 million. 

Ed Short

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

ed.short@metrobrokers.com

Office: 404-843-2500 

Cell: 404-918-2500




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Atlanta's Southern Comforts

By Stephanie Cavanaugh

Ask about Atlanta and the accolades tumble. "We enjoy a temperate climate," says realtor Shawn Hollenkamp with Better Homes and GardensTM Real Estate Metro Brokers. "There's no true winter and snow's a rarity.  There's rich culture, historic homes, thirty-plus public and private golf courses. There's Lake Lanier and Lake Altoona for swimming, boating and skiing. Festivals? You name it there's something going on at all times; football and baseball and tennis and theater downtown; and Six Flags amusement park.    Low property and state taxes..." 

Hollenkamp, a top one percent agent and certified relocation specialist with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers, specializes in the "northern arc" of Atlanta, including Fulton, Cherokee, and Cobb counties. Each, he says, has "a different flavor."

Fulton makes up much of Atlanta itself. North Atlanta, he says, "is very affluent, a mix of equestrian estates and country club communities, with homes above $500,000. Closer to downtown prices quickly rise and buyers can find condos and homes at various price points." 

Cherokee County is more up and coming, with very nice new communities but a lot of undeveloped land. It's proximity to major employment centers makes it very attractive to home buyers.

Affluent Cobb County, on the outskirts of Atlanta, is "a touch of country in the city, with city amenities, top schools, and many homesteads with multiple acres." 

A traditional two story rebuild home in the Cobb County town of Smyrna, located in the Forest Hill Subdivision for example, features five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and basement.  The 3,500 square foot home priced at $599,000 sits on one third of an acre and is walking distance to the Smyrna Market and park and minutes to the new Braves Stadium.

Atlanta's homes may be splendid, and the activities vast, but what Hollenkamp likes best are the people, "They aren't in such a big hurry. There's a real southern charm."

 

Shawn Hollenkamp

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

 Office: 404.843.2500

Cell: 770.337.6496

shawn.hollenkam@metrobrokers.com



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Gwinnett County, Georgia

From the booming streets of downtown Atlanta to the lush wilderness of the Chattahoochee National Forest, few states have the ability to cater to the lifestyles of both city dwellers and nature enthusiasts quite like Georgia.

Some desire a combination of these two lifestyles, and nowhere are they so seamlessly united as in Gwinnett County. The area encompasses six cities, all within close proximity of both serene, natural landscapes and the metropolitan city of Atlanta. Thanks to this highly coveted location, Gwinnett County has become known as “Atlanta’s Playground.”

From Duluth to Sewanee, each of Gwinnett County’s cities offers its own unique, small town atmosphere complete with local art, theater and dining. Thanks to the mild seasons and short cold spells, there’s never a bad time to explore the surrounding nature sights as well, with nearby Stone Mountain and Lanier Island ranking among the most popular destinations.

Marcelle Smith, a Gwinnett County resident and Realtor at Better Homes and Gardens Metro Brokers, has spent many years turning visitors into happy residents. Marcelle specializes in distinctive lifestyle communities, offering her clients everything they need from real estate, mortgage and insurance to closing services. If you would like a home on the lake, golf course, close to one of the great parks, along with the great Georgia schools, Marcelle can help you find that perfect home for you.

It’s rare to find one area that makes it so convenient to enjoy these distinct lifestyle options. Whether it’s the small town charm, big city access or Georgia’s stunning natural landscapes, Gwinnett County residents truly do have it all. 

Better Homes and Gardents Metro Brokers

Marcelle Smith

Office: 404.843.2500

Cell: 678.665.4864

marcelle.smith@metrobrokers.com

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Champion Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains- Champion Hills, North Carolina

This extraordinary home is proudly sited on over 6 acres, with captivating long range southern views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Lovingly planned with great attention to detail and built by master craftsmen. Embellished with numerous, one of a kind architectural elements from the Great Gatsby’s of Atlanta.

It has the features you would expect from a home of this caliber including, an in-law suite and elevator that provides easy access to all 3 levels. This home has the feel of an era of elegance, yet has all of the state of the art amenities we’ve come to enjoy today.  The outdoor spaces are equally delightful with several decks, covered porches and a beautiful water feature.  


Champion Hills is an established, memberowned, debt free, friendly community, eight minutes from downtown Hendersonville, NC. We have the proud distinction of being Tom Fazio’s Summer Home golf course, ranked #6 in the state. Conveniently located near Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville, SC. 


Come enjoy mountain living at its finest, and see why Champion Hills is the best kept secret! MLS# HNCM560453   Offered at $4,450,000.


Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Sherry Woods and Mary Kay Buhrke
800.633.5122
championhills@beverly-hanks.com
www.championhills.com


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