Las Vegas, Nevada: The Hot New Real Estate Market

It has been said that “as California goes so goes the nation”.   So it comes as no surprise that the Bell Weather State has identified Las Vegas as the hot new real estate market. 

"Californians are gobbling up the Las Vegas luxury real estate market," says Lee Medick, luxury real estate specialist and partner in Luxe Estates Collection.  "They know the deals are here" Lee stated.

As evidence, in the first three weeks of January, Medick’s Brokerage has put $19 million in escrow for Vegas luxury homes with each transaction being a cash buyer from California.

Lee is quick to point out the unmatched advantages of the Las Vegas market including; “no personal income tax, low property taxes (1% of the purchase price) and a state with a very low cost of living” Medick continued “Las Vegas simply delivers more bang for the buck than any other large city”.

That “bang” includes the excitement of world class entertainment, casinos, fine dining, and a surprising sophistication for the arts and culture.  Las Vegas has become an increasingly attractive place to live, with a renovated downtown, cultural activates, world-class shopping, recognized college-prep schools, and a climate that beckons outdoor activities.

"There'll always be a mystique to Las Vegas," says Medick, but as casinos have become increasingly popular outside this gambler's Mecca, the city was quick to diversify by offering both corporate incentives and affordable rewarding lifestyles to employees resulting in the relocation of non-gaming companies as PepsiCo and Zappos .

Lee also commented “thanks to former mayor Oscar Goodman, the  original downtown has been superbly renovated with beautiful malls, a hip arts district, and the Smith Center , a world class performing arts venue offering ballet, plays, and concerts. " 

Other than "three months of hot," which Medick admits to with a laugh, the climate is delightful; cooler in the evenings, warm during the day." Perfect for sports enthusiasts who enjoy excellent golf and tennis and beautiful outdoor swimming pools.

For home buyers: "Prices are the lowest they've been in the past ten years," she says, adding, "Homes in the $50,000 to $300,000 range? They're just gone; selling in six days, on average, with multiple offers."


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Posted on: 3/22/2013 at 1:24 PM
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Pawley Island, South Carolina

There is something magical about living in one of America’s oldest resort towns where, on the island itself, there’s no commercial activity other than a couple of charming oceanfront inns, heritage and culture are rich, and the population is diverse.

“The appeal of the natural beauty of the sea, inlets, creeks, rivers, century old moss draped Live Oak trees, historic plantations, challenging golf courses, fine dining and specialty shopping create a coveted lifestyle for the islanders as well as those residing across the creek on the mainland area of Pawleys!” says Laura Cole, Marketing Director of The Lachicotte Company, a 20-year successful real estate and vacation/long-term rental company on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The list of desirable amenities that Pawleys Island offers residents and visitors goes on and on.

Often described as “arrogantly shabby,” Pawleys Island offers a casual and simplistic lifestyle that appeals to its most diverse population of generational residents, college students, small families and retirees. The distinct culture provides a warm sense of community that is unique, and many visitors find themselves moving to Pawleys Island permanently, or at the very least seasonally. Real estate properties in the area range from $150,000 for a charming cottage to $3.5 million for luxury, custom-built homes.

“From a financial perspective, Pawleys Island is desirable because of the scarcity of property that can ever be developed in our small unique community,” says Cole. One of the most magnificent properties currently on the market is at 62 Sandy Ridge Loop. A 9,900-square-foot (6,000 heated square feet) home with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 en-suite bathrooms, this waterfront property is located on over one acre with direct views of the Intracoastal Waterway and offers access to Litchfield By The Sea’s private beach.


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Posted on: 3/21/2013 at 1:21 PM
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Luxury Real Estate Marketing Tip: English vs. “Googlish”

Recently, we saw an article by a Forbes magazine writer titled, Is Blogging Dead?” and that got us thinking about how that question might apply to luxury real estate marketing.  Blogging has been around for some time now.  Has it already become passé?  We think blogging is alive and well providing you are blogging in English vs. “Googlish”. 

Blogging isn’t going anywhere any time soon because good journalism is and always will be an integral part of our human experience.  As long as people seek the opinion of experts in a given field and the Internet can instantly connect you to opinion leaders blogging in some form or another will always be relevant. 

The real question for you is: Do you know who your target market is, precisely? Is your target comprised of humans or robots? Are you speaking to your audience in their language? Are you provided compelling original content that is newsworthy, buzz-worthy and follow-worthy? Or, are you cramming a bunch of empty keyword phrases together that are repeated far too many times in order to court the Google robots?  If the latter is the case you must be blogging in “Googlish” not English. 

Sure, there are excellent benefits from being recognized by Google as an authority.  But, your page ranking will reflect that naturally. Google wants to match up the experts with those who seek their advice. They can sell more ads if they do this well. 

Advertisers are looking for eyeballs that are seeking quality content. You may have heard the expression, “Content is King”.  We say, ORIGINAL content is still king” because that is what builds an audience and raving fans.  But, if your heart in not in your blog you are engaged in an activity that is a colossal waste of time, time that could be spent much more productively, like actually meeting new people who could become new referral sources for you.

This blog posting has been provided by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, the Language of Luxury Community Founders and managing partners of Napa Consultants, International, the leading luxury real estate strategic marketing firm. They specialize in personal and company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing. Photos courtesy of Ron and Alexandra.


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Posted on: 3/21/2013 at 8:46 AM
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Fishers Island, New York

An island retreat is the perfect place to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the daily grind. The laid-back atmosphere and beautiful uncrowded beaches found on Fishers Island, New York provide tranquility not found in many other island destinations on the East Coast. In close proximity to New York City and Boston, Fishers Island is accessible by ferry, private charter, or Elizabeth Field airport.

Known as the “gem of Long Island Sound”, Fishers Island is situated between Montauk, Long Island and Mystic, Connecticut. Seven miles long and nearly two miles wide, Fishers Island has the charm and amenities of a New England town. “An Old World charm still exists here,” says Laurie Finan, broker/owner with Shutters & Sails.

With 250 year-round residents and 3,500 seasonal, Fishers Island is peaceful and safe, the perfect place for families. “The island isn’t overcrowded, even at the height of summer,” says Finan. “People mainly own or rent here.”

Blessed with unspoiled natural beauty, Fishers Island offers many outdoor activities. You will find some of the best fishing and sailing on the East Coast. The Fishers Island Club’s Seth Raynor-designed links golf course was ranked ninth on Golf Digest’s list of greatest golf courses in America.

Located on the east end of the island is Maddemar, a 5.73-acre beachfront home built in 1927 by renowned architect ErardMatty” Matthiessen. The $4.3-million home is part of the East End community maintained by the Fishers Island Development Company, which follows the original Frederick Law Olmsted plan.

The interior has been renovated to maintain the home’s architectural integrity. Overlooking Fishers Island Sound and the Connecticut shoreline, the spacious five bedroom home is perfect for entertaining and has magnificent views of the gracious grounds, sandy beach, and a natural cove. A one bedroom guest house with a kitchenette is located on the property.


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Luxury Real Estate Marketing: Innovate, Innovate, Innovate!

In marketing luxury real estate, being a market leader is not always a picnic. Why? As a market leader, you are often the target of many challengers. Just look at the onslaught of competition that the icon brand, Apple, is now facing. 

Apple is known for consistently innovating, and introducing entirely new categories of products and services. The company became the market leader by creating brand new markets that did even exist before. 

Along comes challenger, Samsung with an interesting brand strategy.  They recently spent over one-half billion dollars on advertising trying to convince consumers that Apple is now yesterday’s news with their smart phone slogan, “The next big thing is already here with The Galaxy S3 and even more recently, the S4. 

Essentially, Samsung’s strategy is to create the perception that Apple is no longer the cool, hip contemporary brand, “it once was”.  Instead, they want consumers to believe that Apple is now the more conservative heritage brand, not the edgy contemporary brand.   Apple used this very same strategy in their highly successful advertising campaign comparing Macs to PCs depicting Microsoft as the stogy heritage brand. 

But, one thing is for sure:  Apple is not going to sit on their laurels. Nor, should you if you are the incumbent market leader in your luxury real estate marketing practice.

Prior to the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, Blackberry enjoyed its stint as a market leader in smart phones (especially in corporate America) by combining the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) with secure email and some Internet browsing.  They were late to the table in adapting the touch screen and an operating system to support it, not to mention supporting an eco-system of app developers. 

Blackberry, is finally trying to catch up. Even CEO, Thorsten Heins, said that Apple’s iPhone is not the state-of-the-art  smart phone it once was. In fact, it’s starting to look a little dusty, according his Wall Street Journal interview.  Is this actually true?  Maybe it is not.  But, in our opinion, his remarks reflect a brand strategy of piggy-backing on Samsung’s attempt to dismiss the reigning market leader, Apple, as old. 

Blackberry discovered that if you do not keep pace with the speed of innovation, you could easily be replaced. But, this does not apply only to the world of high-tech.

On Melrose Avenue directly across the street from the Pacific Design Center is the architecturally contemporary home accessories showroom of Robert Kuo, (pictured above).  Originally, Kuo brought the magnificent art of cloisonné to America, but with a modern twist. He utilized the influences of Art Nouveau and Art Deco and introduced new shapes and finishes to this ancient art, which brought him notoriety.  His work can be seen in the National Museum of Taipei and in exclusive international hotels. Now, his sophisticated designs have taken organic forms.

So, let this be a lesson to those of you who are market leaders in your luxury real estate marketing practice.  Be complacent at your own risk. Innovate, Innovate, Innovate!

This blog posting has been provided by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, the Language of Luxury Community Founders and managing partners of Napa Consultants, International, the leading luxury real estate strategic marketing firm. They specialize in personal and company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing. Photos courtesy of Ron and Alexandra.


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203 Feet of Pristine Beach in Sarasota, Florida

Nestled behind the gates of the exclusive and prestigious Sanderling Club, this property boasts 203 linear feet of pristine beach that is protected by a hardened shore. The spacious beach home offers two bedrooms and three baths with additional space for an office. The screened lanai, open deck and Jacuzzi bring you the best of outdoor living and provide you with the true Siesta Key lifestyle. The lush and tropical foliage ensures privacy while the western exposure delights you with expansive and breathtaking ocean views and magnificent sunsets. A private inlet enables direct access to the gulf for water sports so bring your kayaks, fishing rods and water toys to soak up this magnificent piece of paradise that you will call home. Community amenities of the Sanderling Club include: 24 hour secured community entry, private beach, Paul Rudolph designed cabanas, 16 dock marina, beach house for entertaining, tennis courts and a playground. Interested buyers should contact Allen Hovis at 941-780-6567.


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Posted on: 3/19/2013 at 1:12 PM
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Unique South Florida Opportunity

Experience the ambiance and privacy of old south Florida with this amazing opportunity.  This unique property comprises 4.56 acres of land and 1,127 ± feet of deepwater frontage perfect for protected multi vessel or large vessel dockage.  The water frontage includes a deeded boat slip of 200 x 60 feet.  This is the perfect site for an expansive water front mansion or the residential zoning RS-8 permits for development of a walled and gated enclave of luxury residence. Perfectly located close to major highways, airports, downtown Fort Lauderdale with easy access to famous Las Olas and beaches.  This is a property worthy of serious consideration. Exclusively offered for $5,605,000. For more information on this and other Fort Lauderdale opportunities please call Julie Jones at 954-328-3665 or Timothy R. Murphy at 954-347-1981.


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Backs to Tonto National Forest

Situated on a prime mountainside lot providing a remote location that where nature surrounds you with breathtaking mountain and city light views! Meticulous attention to detail! Custom ceiling murals, exquisite lighting fixtures, hand laid floor accents, Canterra columns & fireplace surrounds, wood beamed ceilings, & custom built-ins. Elegant formal living & dining, handsome office, media room w/120'' screen & Stevenson speakers. Control 4 home automation system and electronic & manual sunshades. Chef’s kitchen opens to family room boasting mountain & city light views! Luxurious master suite with fireplace and sitting area with views! Casita encompassed by views. Negative edge salt water pool, spa with cut glass inlay & water feature, multiple entertaining areas, outdoor billiard & view deck. 9-car garage with bottom garage designed for ''Man Cave''. $3,300,000. Interested buyers can contact Charlie Randall with Russ Lyon Sotheby's at 480-325-1000.


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Personal & Company Branding: The Added Value of Provenance - Part 7

Pacific Design Center on Melrose Avenue -  Adjacent to Beverly Hills, CA

Stay on the Leading Edge - Don't  Sit on Your Laurels!

In this article series we explored an essential principle that can play a big role in adding value to luxury real estate personal and company branding.  Your provenance, which is your history, background, lineage, pedigree, or heritage, can contribute mightily to the story of your brand. It is where your brand “comes from”.   

If you are the market leader in your area, one of your core strengths in relationship to your closest competitors is your track record, which is a key component in establishing your provenance.  A strong track record is virtually irrefutable and it is intimidating to your challengers. 

With a strong track record, however, it is very easy for market leaders to become complacent. To sustain market leadership it is extremely important that you do not “sit on your laurels”.  You must stay current and relevant.  You must keep innovating to stay on the leading edge ahead of your competition. 

In our strategic branding practice we work exclusively with those luxury real estate marketing professionals and companies who are bent on gaining or sustaining market leadership in their marketplace or a niche therein.  True brand strategy is a battle for mind-share and market share between incumbents and challengers.  Our clients take this seriously because, at this level, it is the lion’s share of business in their area or niche that is at stake. 

We coach our market leading clients to stay on the leading edge and not to sit on their laurels. We also help them to amplify the provenance of their brand story, by clearly displaying their formidable track records in their Gallery or Portfolio of Sold Homes on their web sites.  Just one look at their track records can be enough to instantly convince a home seller to list with them, and not even bother to investigate the competition.   

Here are two examples of how our market leading Santa Barbara clients communicate their provenance.  Linda Lorenzen Hughes is the market leader in the Hope Ranch area and Chris Palme is the market leader in the Santa Barbara Riviera niche. (Click on their names)

We hope you enjoyed our 7 Part  series on the added value of provenance.  If you are a market leader in your area of expertise or you are serious about challenging the incumbent, check out our track record (Client Testimonials) and contact us.

This blog posting has been provided by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, the Language of Luxury Community Founders and managing partners of Napa Consultants, International, the leading luxury real estate strategic marketing firm. They specialize in personal and company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing. Photos courtesy of Ron and Alexandra.


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Rare Island Estate

Privately sited, this truly incomparable waterfront estate is surrounded by 16 acres of lake, 30 palms, a bridged entry and private gate. The main residence offers gracious open floor plan with stunning finishes. Office, game room, basement, media room and multiple guest suites. Amenities galore!! The resort like grounds feature a lighted tennis court, playground, pool with swim-up bar, 2 spas, cabana, outdoor kitchen, helicopter pad and hangar. 6-car garage + covered parking and workshops.  11 bedrooms, 10 baths, & 12,415 square feet. A true tropical escape! Interested buyers can contact Charlie Randall with Russ Lyon Sotheby's at 480-325-1000.


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Burlingame Country Club in North Carolina

Nestled in the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina lies a mature exclusive Country Club that caters to the wishes of those who want the best mountain lifestyle available on the East Coast.

When it is sizzling hot where you may live, we have a comfortable average high temperature in the mid-80s at Burlingame Country Club. Located only one hour from Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC and short two-hour drive from Atlanta, we are easily accessibe whether you are flying or driving.

We are a member owned club which means that our future is managed by our members and not a developer. Our Tom Jackson designed golf course presents a beautiful panoramic view from every tee box. Professionally organized golfing events are held daily that accommodate all skil levels.

In addition, our tennis court and croquet facilities offer excellent programs for all skill levels. Join our members for a relaxing day on one of our competitive teams for inter-mountain competition. Burlingame Country Club's Fitness Center features the finest equipment available from those who value physical fitness as part of their lifestyle.

If you love gourmet food, you will love Burlingame where Chef George features some of the most magnificent dishes you could dream of from mountain trout to New Zealand rack of lamb, you will experience unforgettable dining.

The fall is one of our picturesque seasons where the mountains are covered with a carpet of crimson, yellow and red. The view from our Clubhouse dining rooms and golf tee boxes are breathtaking.


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Personal & Company Branding: The Added Value of Provenance-Part 6

Morgan's at the desert - La Quinta Resort and Club

Great luxury real estate personal and company branding is all about telling a great story that engages your target market, establishing trust by building credibility and sparks word-of-mouth advertising. High net worth consumers are interested in knowing about your history, your roots; they want to know about your provenance.  Here is a story within a story, within a story about personal and company branding that exemplifies the added value of provenance. 

Recently, we had the privilege of staying at one of the most storied California hotels, La Quinta Resort & Club, the longest running resort in the Palm Springs area. It originally opened in 1926 as a quiet hideaway for the Hollywood elite – including film legends Greta Garbo, Katherine Hepburn, Frank Capra and Clark Gable; and today is a host to a number of other celebrities.  During our stay many of the world’s top tennis celebrities were there for the ATP Tournament, which took place in the adjacent town of Indian Wells. 

When we booked our stay we had the choice between La Quinta Resort & Club and the Hyatt Indian Wells Resort & Spa.  Both have golf courses, a spa, and a signature restaurant.  Both  are in the same price range. The Hyatt, a multi-story building with a giant pool, has a very contemporary, austere design. In our opinion, it lacks charm, warmth and character.  La Quinta Resort is a legendary getaway with unattached Mediterranean style haciendas (no more than two stories). It has 41 individual smaller pools, each with hot pools with water jets, this, in addition to a large pool adjacent to the spa and tennis stadium. 

Although, La Quinta Resort & Club retains its own brand identity, it is one of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, now a sub-brand of Hilton Hotels. The original Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York was the first hotel to offer room service, which changed the industry completely. It was also influential in advancing the status of women, who were admitted singly without escorts.  Can you get the sense of La Quinta’s provenance and the added value that a heritage brand can provide? 

People can have provenance, too. And, that is one reason why personal branding is so important.  As a luxury real estate marketing professional, you must clearly let your target market know what you stand for so they can quickly assess if you are a match to their personal values. 

During our stay, we dined at the signature restaurants of both La Quinta Resort and Club (Morgan’s in the desert) and at the Hyatt Resort and Spa (Lantana). The food at both restaurants was excellent.  But, Morgan’s, (magnificently remodeled to reflect its history), offered a remarkable dining experience with exceptional service and a menu that was masterminded by a celebrity chef.

Chef Jimmy Schmidt is a one-man-brand who has his own provenance. In 1977 he became executive chef and executive general manager of the London Chop House in Detroit, where he became one of the first chefs to win Cook’s magazine’s 50 Leaders in American Food and Wine Awards (which was later renamed the James Beard Awards). He then moved to Denver in 1985 to open his first Rattlesnake Club, for which he was nominated for the James Beard “Best Chef Southwest” and “Best New Restaurant” Awards. 

Chef Schmidt is one of the pioneers of “Farm-to-Table” dining. He sources the best local products to create deliciously simple, rustic and healthful dishes at Morgan’s. We enjoyed his Pistachio Crusted Rack of Colorado Lamb immensely. 

The history, the physical setting, the architecture, the celebrity chef, the service and the ambiance all contribute to the personal and company branding stories of La Quinta Resort & Club. Watch for Part 7 of this article series where we showcase two market-leading luxury real estate professionals in Santa Barbara who have established their unique provenance as part of their personal brand story.

This blog posting has been provided by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, the Language of Luxury Community Founders and managing partners of Napa Consultants, International, the leading luxury real estate strategic marketing firm. They specialize in personal and company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing. Photos courtesy of Ron and Alexandra.


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Personal & Company Branding: The Added Value of Provenance-Part 5

Provenance, in the realm of luxury goods refers to where a product is sourced. That is, where it is designed and manufactured. As such, a product’s provenance can become a quality cue, an indicator of superior quality, that adds value in the minds of many luxury consumers who are willing to pay a premium for it. Interestingly, the actual difference in the quality of the product, due to its geographic origin, may be real or just a perception. As a luxury real estate marketing professional it is important to understand the role of provenance as a quality cue in personal and company branding.

In Part 4 of this article series on Provenance, we posed the question, “What happens when a luxury product from a world-class French heritage brand (See Part 3 for more background on heritage brands) is actually manufactured in China? Does that negate the added value of its provenance?  

Many high-end designers are manufacturing their luxury goods in China and other foreign countries to reduce costs and increase profits.  This does break the chain of provenance. So, the real question is who cares? If you hold stock in those companies and their bottom line is healthy, would you care? 

But, what do the actual consumers think about provenance? Based on a flurry of outrage in a French trade magazine, Canal Luxe,they seem to care quite a bit.  Here in the USA, the Boston Consulting Group conducted a survey of 5000 people on this topic of provenance as a quality cue.

Over 80 percent of U.S. consumers stated that they would be willing to pay more for products with  “Made in USA” labels than for those labeled “Made in China.” The reason most often expressed was apprehension about quality and wanting to keep jobs in the USA.  The big surprise was that the majority of Chinese consumers that were surveyed preferred goods made in the U.S. and were willing to pay between a 10-80 percent premium for specific products they were shown.

Which luxury consumers are most likely to care about provenance?  This brings us back to our previous article series in which we identified two kinds of luxury consumers:  The Self-Actualizers and the Status Seekers. (See our series, Luxury is a Soul Supplement). 

Status Seekers are less likely to care about provenance, as their priority value is to impress others. Self-Actualizers are more likely to care because they may feel that lower manufacturing costs should be passed along to them. They may be more skeptical about the actual quality of the goods. Or, they may feel more national pride about sourcing the products in their own country. Neither luxury consumer should be judged for their reasons to pay a premium for luxury goods with or without provenance.   

Provenance does not always equate to a higher price tag.  It always equates to an added value based on your personal mindset and that is actually what makes it a luxury.  

For many people in Los Angeles, their beer of choice is sourced right in their hometown by the microbrewery, Golden Road Brewery.  Tony Yanow and Meg Gill set out to create a range of craft beers that “reflect the way people live (and drink) in the dynamic melting pot is Los Angeles”.  Their story is another classic tale of how provenance adds value in in company branding.  But, how do you establish your own provenance in your personal luxury real estate branding? Watch for clues in Part 6!

This blog posting has been provided by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, the Language of Luxury Community Founders and managing partners of Napa Consultants, International, the leading luxury real estate strategic marketing firm. They specialize in personal and company branding, luxury real estate website design and social media marketing. Photos courtesy of Ron and Alexandra.


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Posted on: 3/13/2013 at 9:31 AM
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In Lancaster, Penn., right in the heart of Amish country, there is a golf course community, pristine and abounding with Old World elegance. One of the oldest and finest private clubs in the state of Pennsylvania, the Lancaster Country Club, has a reputation as one of the top 50 golf courses in America. In addition to 33 holes of golf, 6 hard surface tennis courts, a newly remodeled clubhouse and a competition swimming pool, this beautifully well-maintained and challenging course will be home to the 2015 USGA Women’s Open Championship.

The real estate market in Lancaster County has picked up, even in the last 30 days, and there is a sense of excitement in purchasing homes in the area. “One of the best places to live in Lancaster County is on the incomparable Eshelman Road,” says Anne M. Lusk, Realtor and Owner of Prudential Lancaster Real Estate and a Lancaster County native.

According to Lusk, for a long time it was nearly impossible to buy a house on Eshelman Road. There has always been a high demand for these stunning, stately homes located on magnificent plots of land. Currently, for the first time in years, Lusk has four divine Eshelman Road estates on the market.

These four homes are designed with traditional architectural details such as brick and stone and some offer golf course views, while still providing the utmost privacy. The homes Lusk has on the market are designed with elegance and vivid attention to detail while others are awaiting your personal touch and design. With prices ranging from $899,000 to $1.9 million and a premier location by  Lancaster Country Club golf course, these estates will sell quickly!


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Posted on: 3/12/2013 at 10:55 AM
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Lions Haven in Great Falls, Virginia

Tucked away along the illustrious River Bend Road of Great Falls, Virginia, is a grand estate of true distinction. Newly constructed in 2012 and host to a 16,500-square-foot residence, including a guest apartment, and another 8,000 square feet of spacious outdoor living terraces on all levels around the mosaic-tiled pool, Lions Haven is a remarkable luxury retreat. Featuring six exquisitely unique bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, this stunning property of nearly five landscaped and wooded acres displays a masterful blend of refined architecture and breathtaking interior design.

The formal entertaining areas and family living spaces are all harmoniously designed to be equally opulent and comfortable by GALA Award winning Luxury Living, LLC.  The home’s exquisite adornments, hand-painted gold leaf wall art, expansive millwork and coffered, domed ceilings, and countless other sumptuous details will impress even the most discriminating guests.  Enjoy the walnut-clad Library, Music Room and rich, gracious spaces of the Family Room and Breakfast Salon. The fully outfitted Gourmet Kitchen is a work of art unto itself.  Equally luxurious Master Suites on each of the three levels provide relaxing sanctuary. The Lower Level is beautifully designed for use as a “summer house,” and features a pub and wine cellar, living room, cinema room, “cigar room,” billiards room, fitness room and spa… in addition to the Master suite and convenient walk-out access to the pool deck and outdoor living/dining rooms. 

Offered at $7.9 million. Interested buyers can contact Fouad Talout at 703-873-3500.


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