Scottsdale's Most Exclusive Estate Now for Sale

by Lauryn Howell

New homes are often described as having ‘every amenity imaginable.’ While this may be a widely embellished phrase, it has never been truer than with this stunning, soon to be completed Scottsdale, Arizona masterpiece.

Its location could not be more ideal. The gorgeous city of Scottsdale offers perfect weather year round, countless outdoor activities and a dynamic lifestyle complete with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment options. This amazing home sits in the world renowned community of Desert Mountain, a luxury guard gated neighborhood with 6 private golf courses, 6 clubhouses and restaurants, a state of the art fitness and tennis center, a spa, equestrian stables and more.

Taking it one step closer to perfection is the lot itself, perched on its own private mountainside peninsula, giving the home an unobstructed 360 degree view of the valley, mountains, golf courses, city lights and, of course, the stunning Arizona sunset.

This soft contemporary styled estate fills its 17,653 square feet with 5 private suites, his and hers offices, 3 bars and a casita with an additional bedroom, family room and kitchen. Also included is a fitness center with a locker room, steam room, indoor resistance pool and a separate spa. Take the elevator to the entertainment floor where you’ll find a over 500 sq. ft. wine cellar and tasting room, restaurant style bar, sports lounge, theater room and indoor shooting gallery, all making this home perfect for entertaining. A multitude of disappearing pocket doors open every room to the breathtaking outdoors for the perfect indoor outdoor lifestyle. Enjoy the main outdoor pool with a swim up bar and hot tub that are ideal for relaxation.

Car enthusiasts are well taken care of with a 6 car garage and private wash bay while chefs will delight in the state of the art kitchen, additional caterer’s kitchen and meat prepping room. This home is just one of Dana Bloom’s many fantastic Arizona listings.

A Scottsdale native, Dana partners with her husband Jeff to create a dynamic and established team. Together they offer a full service turn-key approach, ensuring that their clients receive only the highest standard of service both during and after the sale.

Price available upon request. For more information contact Dana Bloom at dana@danabloom.com or (480) 600-6606.


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North Scottsdale: A Shining Gem Amidst Hillside Beauty

It is no coincidence that some of the most expensive land in Scottsdale is among the most recently developed parcels in North Scottsdale. Rich in Western heritage, elevations in this area are higher than the valley floor with temperatures considerably cooler in the summer. The late afternoon breezes make for comfortable outdoor enjoyment while dining under spectacular star-filled skies.

With breathtaking valley and mountain views, meandering streets wind through semi-custom and custom gated residential enclaves, each with their own signature style. Sprinkled through these communities are some of Scottsdale’s famous golf courses.

One of the most notable landmarks is the Boulders Resort Golf Club, a former Rockefeller property. The course is nestled in some of the most unique boulder outcroppings the area has to offer. The Boulders, not unlike many other gated country clubs and resort hotel enclaves, is testimony to a lifestyle centered around a welcoming community, not just a home.

While residents who are ready to sell may choose to down-size or move off of the golf course, we have found they almost always stay within the communities they have come to love so much. A large majority of these communities are second homes for residents who seasonally stay from late October until May, which becomes prime selling and buying time.

It is here that Gayle Henderson and Steve Klemow of RE/MAX Excalibur, both 23 year residents and Realtors in North Scottsdale joined forces, specializing in land, resort and second home properties. Both agents have extensive backgrounds with custom and semi-custom builders, assisting clients in following their dreams. These well-respected realtors are proud to combine both their education and experience to stay on the cutting edge of the real estate industry. When you work with Gayle and Steve, you will most definitely experience real estate like never before.


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Efficient Real Estate Marketing Excellence

by Natalie Friedmann

“There’s no substitute for advance planning,” says Ron Boat, Executive Producer of Production Services Arizona, a full-service marketing and media production group. “Whether selling an expensive home or your company image, that concept applies.” 

Through 45 years of marketing production experience, PS/A has seen that considering all the long-term options and benefits and reviewing a client’s ultimate objective is paramount. For example, selling an expensive home or product may be the end goal, but take the opportunity to showcase the agency as well.

Whether reaching out to high-tech customers through print, video or a webcast, or training medical employees on the latest products and techniques, the services PS/A provides are based on a logical, systematic approach to communicating the message.

PS/A offers services of importance to their clients, while adding project efficiency and savings. One example of a service PS/A offers is drone video (as recently completed for a major hotel chain in Canada) – a thing of the future, especially for developers, builders and those trying to market large properties. However, PS/A services extend far beyond real estate marketing. They have studios capable of delivering a flawless 4-hour webcast (as they did for Herbalife) or multicity medical webcasts through the Vyvx fiber network. Their green screen studios add capability for those special projects needing creativity, as it did with their 3D animations for Gruppo Stilo Percassi, their Italian developer client.

“Our translations between 80 languages can train, sell or promote internationally,” says Boat. “We look at the needs and purpose of every project; we don’t just create videos, we deliver messages.”

PS/A has served the smallest and largest companies in the world including D.R. Horton, Intel, Swift Transportation, Troon, Johnson & Johnson, Hunt Group, S. Korea’s KDS and Medidas, and Spain’s ABENGOA. There is no job too large or too small or too far away. “We often say, ‘We are as easy to work with down the wire as we are down the street,’” says Boat.

Trust your next executive marketing project in the hands of these professionals, and prepare for positive, professional results.

www.psavideo.com

480.437.9066

855.PSA-VIDEO 


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Secluded & Sanctuous Scottsdale Estate

by Natalie Watson

One of the biggest draws to Arizona – and more specifically Scottsdale – for permanent and secondary residents is the pleasant weather, which makes outdoor living and recreation enjoyable all year. The topography of Scottsdale lends itself to a variety of outdoor recreational activities including bike riding, hiking mountain trails or indulging in 18-holes at one of the top golf courses in the nation. In addition, multiple local events such as the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, Waste Management Phoenix Open, Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show draw visitors from all over the world. 

Two of the most desired features when hunting for a new home are outdoor living spaces and views. Located in Scottsdale’s desirable Troon area, this luxurious custom home offers the utmost of both, with views stretching well beyond the 2-plus acre lot. In full Santa Barbara-style, the 6,923-square-foot home leaves little to be desired, from the large paved driveway and stone

entryway,

to the grand, open floor plan. The high-end wood, stone and tile details found throughout the home impeccably harmonize the interior design with the natural landscape. 

One unique feature of this Scottsdale home is the basement, complete with game room, custom bar, fire place, separate theater room and home gym. "Ideal for entertaining, this home has a gourmet kitchen, 700-bottle wine cellar off the formal dining room and a beautiful backyard with expansive covered patios, built-in bbq, fireplace, heated pool and spa – all surrounded by exquisite landscaping and beautiful mountain views," says listing agent Tracy Fitzgerald of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

With over 11+ years of experience in luxury real estate, Tracy Fitzgerald is a buyer and seller’s dream agent.  Tracy has gained a reputation for being one of the hardest working professionals in the industry and has an unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for her work, as is evident in her awards and successes as a real estate agent. Tracy has recently been ranked Top 1% Agent in Arizona and is a Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Significant Sales Award Winner.

Tracy Fitzgerald 

tracy.fitzgerald@russlyon.com

tracyfitzgerald.com

480.560.700


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Scottsdale, Arizona: Arizona Best Real Estate

There are few places in the United States where you can attend an internationally acclaimed car auction, visit world class museums, explore natures largest natural preserve, relax by the pool, play golf, hike and snow or water ski all in one weekend.  Set amongst the serenity of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers visitors and residents all of those activities and much more.

Annually, signature destination events draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to sunny Scottsdale.  While many in far away places may be shoveling their driveways, Arizona residents are shoveling sunshine all winter long.  Events such as the Barrett Jackson Collector Car Auctions, the Fiesta Bowl,  Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and Spring Training are just a few of the attractions enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.  A conversation with Luxury Real Estate specialists from Arizona Best Real Estate shared some of the city’s intriguing and captivating details.

Speaking with Luxury Agents Denise Pruitt, Kirsten Johnson, Colleen Olson, and Stephanie Altdoerffer, led to a full understanding of why Scottsdale is so attractive as both a primary and secondary residential market.

Visitors travel from around the world via Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or on their private jets to Scottsdale Municipal Airport.  After experiencing Scottsdale's "Chamber of Commerce Weather," many are already considering investing in a primary or secondary residence in the area and turn to the expertise of Arizona Best Real Estate.

Family owned and operated by three generations, Arizona Best's award winning 60 year history of real estate wisdom and impeccable service continues to satisfy their clients today. In addition, they specialize in both individual and corporate relocation services through their affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, Employee Relocation Council and FIABCI.

"Our partnerships with professional organizations & companies along with personal relationships enable us to provide the highest level of service while creating a global platform to assist our clients around the world," they said.

So, no matter where you travel from or whether Scottsdale is your full-time or second home, rest assured that your days will be full, your nights exciting and your real estate needs exceeded.


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Live The Dream: Aventura, Florida

Rosa Iverson is selling her dream home in the sky. Located in the Williams Island community of Aventura, Florida and perched on the 24th floor of the Villa Marina building, the glittering contemporary spread is everyone's dream come true.

Iverson’s story is familiar – the successful Wall Street player grows tired of the fierce winters up north and escapes to the white sands of the Sunshine State – but Iverson tells it like a modern fairy tale, and what she’s selling lives up to the hype.

“You know what they say about reality being stranger than fiction?” she asks. "Well, that has been my life in many ways and this beautiful home is a large part of it."

 

This property is actually two units joined at the hip by sleek slabs of Italian marble and walls covered in soundproof silk, Venetian plaster or onyx. It boasts over 5,000 square feet (including all balconies), offers two master suites, two guest rooms, one of which has been turned into a devine custom dressing room, three distinct living rooms and a showstopper of a kitchen, dripping in Miele, Dacor and Sub Zero.

Iverson has dressed the home to the nines with timeless neutrals – a perfect balance to the natural drama beyond the sweeping expanse of windows and glass balcony doors. Speaking of that…“Aaaaaah, these amazing VIEWS!” she exclaims. She’s standing on one of four enormous balconies, each of which can claim its own stunning vista and where one can hear a pin drop. To the west, sparkling city lights. To the east, Williams Island’s private harbor, and just beyond that, Dumfoundling Bay, beyond that, the pristine Atlantic as far as the eyes can see.

Should one want to descend from this paradise, Williams Island offers world-class service, including 24-hour valet, concierge, bellman, two 5 star restaurants, tennis courts as well as the top fitness facility in a South Florida resort-style, with pool and harbor. The asking price of this glorious property is $3,100,000.

Realtors are encouraged to present screened prospective buyers and will receive 3% of the selling price upon the closing of the transaction.

“The day I sign the contract,” says Iverson with a gentle laugh, “I know my eyes will tear-up." Just be sure to bring some tissues.

ROSA IVERSON

Aventura, Florida

305.466.3147

rmi016@aol.com

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Grand Chateau Estate

One of the most significant residential estates ever created in Green Bay, Wisconsin, minutes from Lambeau Field and the main interchange featuring a magnificent new construction French chateau with 27,699 under roof with a 2 story walkout resting on approximately 34.869 acres of private woods, 2 ponds and an additional 3.6 acres in front of the estate. Nestled in a wooden sanctuary with deer and turkeys galore, this estate also boasts 2 ponds stocked full with brown trout, croppies and walleye. A luxuriant, private hunting and fishing haven for the avid wild life enthusiast.  This estate in located on a cul de sac featuring only three homes in the development.  This estate has no equal. 

Designed by Jim La Plant of La Plant Architecture and constructed by Marty Brice Construction, the construction quality and materials used are unsurpassed.  This seven bedroom, 8 full baths and 3 half-bath Chateau is recognized as one of the most exquisite homes built in Green Bay, Wisconsin to be complete late spring.

Inside this unique French estate, the grand stepped entrance is complete with Idlewild Riff cut marble, leading to a salon warmed by a masonry fireplace.  The formal dining room welcomes guests with a built-in buffet and another fireplace nestled in a travertine marble wall. The largest of the kitchen’s three islands shines with a polished nickel pot rack over head a 15-foot cooking center. Nearby, a spacious breakfast area overlooks the beautiful ponds and vast wilderness. 

Six bedroom suites are designed for the most lavish lodging, featuring joined bathrooms with double vanities and private showers, Calcutta Gold marble tiled bed walls with mirror inserts, raised sitting areas and adjoining library loft spaces. The game room opens up with 3 large radius windows, accented by an oversized iron chandelier with space to accommodate a 100-inch television and billiard table.

The property is even home to a ballroom, which boasts 25 foot ceilings and masonry brick walls, all finished with La Bone Cre’me stone flooring. 

GDC Properties

Gary DeCaster

920-371-2923

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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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Posted on: 12/1/2015 at 10:35 AM
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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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Posted on: 12/1/2015 at 9:27 AM
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