TREASURE AND SPACE COAST | FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE 2
Cover Story: Vero Beach Florida Majestic Estate Home Inside Riomar Bay
Homes on the Market Properties from the Treasure & Space Coast
Luxury Living The Ultimate Mountain Retreat Tahoe, California
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appy New Year readers and welcome to the second edition of Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties, Dale Sorensen Real Estate’s exclusive quarterly magazine dedicated to luxury properties and the affluent lifestyle. Our inaugural edition, launched in November, was an overwhelming success. We heard from many readers thanking us for giving them an intimate look into local, regional and global luxury real estate properties. We’re excited to bring you this and future editions and appreciate your feedback. As this magazine publishes, we are at the beginning of our “season”, with our fine Northern friends arriving to visit or to spend the winter months with us. This influx of visitors and residents gives us much opportunity to show off our community. We have an outstanding array of cultural activities including theatre, art and music. Our local cuisine is celebrated at dozens of 4 and 5 star restaurants, with guarantees of local produce and fresh local seafood to delight the palate of any foodie. Shopping at our locally owned boutiques and stores is more than enjoyable, with national and international designers in abundance. Our outdoor lifestyle is beyond compare with activities for any age group or skill level. Local tennis courts and golf courses are impeccably maintained. Fishing, boating, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing are all offered at various locales throughout our community. Best of all, we have the finest real estate offerings available anywhere in Florida or elsewhere. With price points to fit everyone’s budget, the choices are nearly endless. Whether a buyer is looking for a gated community on the waterfront with first class private amenities, or a family home in the country with room for horses, our area can meet the needs of any family’s lifestyle. A look through the pages of our magazine will give you, our reader, a glimpse into some of the many fine properties available exclusively through Dale Sorensen Real Estate. We invite you to call one of our more than 200 sales agents to show you any property you’re interested in. And for more information, we invite you to visit our website at www.SorensenRealEstate.com. We hope you all welcome our visitors and winter residents and help them to enjoy our community and all that it has to offer. Warmest regards,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
On the Cover:
Vero Beach Florida Majestic Estate Home Inside Riomar Bay
3 Exotic Escapes
16 Ultimate Caribbean Destination Four Seasons Resort, Anguilla Preserved Luxury
22 Haute Retreats
Spain, Greece & Thailand | Top Vacation Rentals
24 Luxury Living
The Ultimate Mountain Retreat Tahoe, California | A Luxury Family Retreat
29 Underwater Dining Dining in Maldives
30 Coastal Luxury Homes on the Market Properties from the Treasure & Space Coast
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Majestic Estate Home Within Coveted Riomar Bay
Among some of the most coveted neighborhoods on the Barrier Island is the wonderful community of Riomar Bay and nestled within Riomar Bay are some of the most beautiful homes in Vero Beach. The home located at 529 Bay Drive is no exception. Designed with elegance and grace by renowned architect, Andrew Kirschner, this West-Indies style home sits majestically on a beautiful riverfront lot.
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Every inch of this 7,300+ square foot home is designed to promote the casually elegant Florida lifestyle.
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COVER STORY This gorgeous custom built and completely renovated riverfront home is situated within an intimate cove, presiding over the street with stature. The sweeping brick paver driveway graces the front of the home, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Fox tail palms whisper in the soft breezes and flowery bougainvillea show off their colors throughout the property. Left and right are two wings which seem to reach out, beckoning you to come home. Approaching the entrance of the home, visitors cannot help but be impressed by the beautiful mahogany front doors flanked by matching shutters and ornate gas carriage lamps. The foyer is an impressive two story, light filled atrium, the walls of which are detailed with creamy white paneling and moldings. The stairway to the second floor seems to float upwards to a large landing overlooking the first floor.
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Through the front doors, one’s eyes are immediately drawn to the breathtaking river views seen from the wall of glass that line the great room. This room, magnificent in space, is designed to give a feeling of being outdoors with the expanse of windows and flood of natural light, while at the same time being ensconced in the warmth of the indoors with brushed European white oak wood floors and pecky cypress ceilings and a beautiful marble fronted fireplace. The essence of this unique home is in the kitchen, the heart of a beautiful gathering space that includes a family room and dining area. The thoughtful design of finishes make great use of natural Florida materials. The white-washed pecky cypress continues in the kitchen with a custom made extra-large island featuring a Calcutta stone counter top and a charming oyster shell chandelier. The professional grade chef’s stove is surrounded by the cypress and a subway tile backsplash. Tall pecky cypress cabinets cabinets are in perfect contrast with the shiny chrome fixtures. Wood ceiling beams throughout the elevated ceiling give a wonderful mixture of feeling open yet cozy at the same time. The kitchen is annexed by a wonderful and spacious butler’s pantry featuring the same pecky cypress cabinets, Calcutta stone counter tops, subway tile backsplash and a double wine cooler, bar sink and beverage center. Finishing out the main indoor living spaces are the spacious dining and family rooms, both surrounded by expansive windows and glass doors.
The first floor features a gracious master suite complete with vaulted nickel joint ceiling and glass doors leading to the tumbled ivory pool deck and veranda. The ensuite features luxurious his and hers marble baths. There are 3 large guest suites, a bunk room and 3 full bathrooms. The second-floor loft is roomy and bright, overlooking the entryway below. The second floor also features a balcony overlooking the river. Every inch of this 7,300+ square foot home is designed to promote the casually elegant Florida lifestyle. The outdoor living spaces offer expansive and breathtaking views of the water, yet are intimately designed for privacy. The spacious loggia features a gas fireplace and tumbled ivory deck. It continues out to the pool area and surrounds a sparkling pool strategically designed to take advantage of the beautiful Florida sunsets. Boaters will love the bulkhead and private dock, just a short walk from the pool, and placed perfectly for dolphin and bird watching. This home is perfect for those quiet moments in life yet is close to all the activities that the Barrier Island has to offer. Quail Valley with all its amenities is nearby. Ocean Drive, just minutes away offers gourmet restaurants, elegant boutique shopping and cultural events. This home is listed by Matilde Sorensen. For more information or for an appointment to view this home, contact her at 772.532.0010. For more photos of this home, visit www.matildesorensen.com. ■ Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties | 13
DISCOVERIES The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla is framed by endless white sand beaches, offering unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort features 166 luxury accommodations, spa, worldclass dining and a wide range of watersport activities. For those wanting to own a piece of this paradise, the resort offers wholeownership beachfront private residences and villas. ■
Angsana Lang Co. Situated on a beach off the central coast of Vietnam, Angsana Lang Co has 229 rooms and suites that are contemporary-chic in style. The hotel’s beachfront location makes it an excellent destination for beach lovers, snorkelers and watersports aficionados. If you love golf, prepare to be delighted at the Sir Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole Laguna Lang Co championship golf course. ■
Banyan Tree Phuket Double Pool Villas by Banyan Tree Phuket overlook the resort’s tranquil lagoon. Each Villa features a floating bedroom pavilion surrounded by a private wading pool. The villas also offer a separate infinity edge pool with an immersed jet pool, private gardens, generous indoor and outdoor living spaces and a traditional, thatched-roof Thai Sala – an ideal spot to relax with a rejuvenating spa treatment. ■ 14 | Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties
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PRESERVED LUXURY Location: Anguilla, Four Seasons Resort F
or those who’ve traveled to Anguilla, part of the British West Indies, Four Seasons Resort & Residences seems familiar but different in many aspects. For one, it’s formerly Starwood resort Viceroy Anguilla, but the property closed in August 2016 and then reopened in October with new management and features. Part of traveling to this section of the Caribbean is taking in the
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almost-secluded character, one that manifests through a lack of hotels, casinos, or cruise ships and the preserved beauty and culture. With the Four Seasons located on 3,200 feet of island’s Northwestern shore, you’ll get to experience many of those facets, from pristine sands to authentic cuisine, without traveling far. As a general assessment, the Four Seasons offers guests a choice of
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Part of traveling to this section of the Caribbean is taking in the almost-secluded character, one that manifests through a lack of hotels, casinos, or cruise ships and the preserved beauty and culture.
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TRAVEL 181 total living spaces, including 24 villas, four town homes, and 33 residences, all characterized by modern, spacious interiors, views of the Caribbean, and luxurious sundecks, plunge pools, and marble bathrooms. For travelers in groups, you’ll be able to get a multi-bedroom accommodation. Residences, designed with one to three bedrooms covering 1,407 to 3,679 square feet, can hold up to eight guests. Inside, a kitchen, living, and dining areas, all furnished, complement the sleeping space. Villas, a larger option, offer four- to five-bedroom spaces situated not far from the beach or bluffs. With anywhere from 1,938 to 3,331 square feet, these are ideal for up to 12 guests with its gourmet kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, whirlpool, infinity pool, and deck. When it’s time to dine, head over to one of its four restaurants and lounges, all featuring seasonal menus with locally caught seafood and fresh produce. Out of your choices, Coba is open for breakfast and dinner, with a changing assortment of seafood-based dishes. Bamboo Bar & Grill lets you explore Caribbean cuisine with Antillean street foods, such as rotis, crab cakes, and sweet potato hummus, alongside casual staples. For something more casual, the Sunset Lounge pairs vintage Caribbean rums and island cocktails with sushi, all while you have a chance to enjoy a cigar and a view of the ocean. For lunch, stop by Half Shell Beach Bar, offering a light menu alongside frozen drinks. Travelers looking to relax won’t just find massages and various skincare treatments at the Anguilla Spa, but they’ll walk into a transformative experience. Emphasis on wellness flows through its 13 spa rooms, plus three cabanas and facial rooms, where you’ll always have a stunning view of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. For entertainment, the Four Seasons has its own pools plus a separate Sports Pavilion. Unwind at the Sea Centre on Meads Bay, infinity-style Sunset Pool, or the cabana-lined Aleta, or select the family-friendly option if you’re traveling with children. At the pavilion, start up a game of tennis, volleyball, or yoga, try your hand at rock climbing, or sign up for beachfront yoga. Along with these activities, the resort offers a handful of spaces geared toward kids and teens. In going to Anguilla, you’ll want to travel off the resort, and with its 16 mile long, three mile wide configuration, finding natural beauty, walking along a quintessential beach, or discovering local music or a festival can be done close by. 33 beaches, small to large, line the perimeter, all with a more intimate feeling because of Anguilla’s lack of cruisers. If you want to go farther, request a trip to sail out to other nearby islands, or parasail or snorkel by or in the water. For the foodie, Anguilla’s garnered a reputation as the Caribbean’s culinary capital, and here, you’ll find over 100 restaurants to expand your palate. While it might seem like a distance, the Four Seasons is open to travelers from all over the world as an event venue, whether that’s a corporate retreat to the islands or a destination wedding. For planning, the facility offers 13,127 square feet covering eight rooms, a banquet for 160, and an outdoor reception area, while catering and activities can be tailored to your group. ■
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Villa Ibiza 13 | Spain Vacation Rental
Minimalist luxury villa located on the hills of Cala Jondal Bay, with spectacular and unobstructed view onto the valley and the sea at the distance. This large property of about 25,000 square meters will ensure complete privacy and is only five minutes from one of the most selected beaches of the island: Cala Jondal. www.sabrinaluxurycollection. com/ibiza-13-spain. ■
Villa Vince | Greece Vacation Rental
Set on a privileged location that overlooks the sandy beach of Lia, Vince is one of two sister villas that can be rented separately or together to accommodate larger parties. This luxurious 5 bedroom residence boasts spectacular views that extend all the way to the distant bay of Kalafatis. www.hauteretreats.com/ properties/luxury-retreat-vince-mykonos-greece/. ■
Villa Fitzgerald | Greece Vacation Rental
Villa Fitzgerald is set on a tranquil and relatively secluded peninsula in the south of the island. Antiparos lies at the very centre of the Cyclades archipelago of some 30 islands south of Athens, Greece. The peninsula has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty and it is known for its simplicity, isolated beaches, safety and understatement. As an international destination it is extremely popular as a discrete family retreat. www.hauteretreats.com/ properties/fitzgerald-retreat-antiparos-greece/ ■ 22 | Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties
Villa Katrani | Koh Samui, Thailand Vacation Rental
The 9,600 square meter property also overlooks a beautiful white sand beach and that of the tranquil fishing village of Thong Krut. Merging an ambiance of a private villa and luxury resort, Villa Katrani Koh Samui is a beautiful piece of hilltop property that oozes relaxation and sophistication. www.hauteretreats.com/properties/villa-katrani-kohsamui/. ■
Resort Registry 2017 Beautiful-Places Leading Luxury Villa Rentals www.Beautiful-Places.com The Biltmore Asheville, Nc www.Biltmore.com Cayo Espanto Western Caribbean www.cayoespanto.com Dunton River Camp Cresto Ranch, CO www.DuntonRivercamp.com Edgewater Beach Resort Naples, Fl www.EdgewaterNaples.com Fogo Island Inn NL, Canada www.FogoIslandInn.ca The Grove Park Inn Ashville, NC www.GroveParkInn.com Haute Retreats Sabrina Collection www.Hauteretreats.com The Inn at Palmetto Bluff Bluffton , SC www.palmettobluff.com
The Phoenician Arizona www.thephoenician.com
Taj Hotel Boston , Ma www.TajHotels.com
The Saxon Africa www.TheSaxon.com
Twin Farms Barnard, VT www.TwinFarms.com
St. Regis Bora Bora Resort Bora Bora www.StRegisBoraBora.com
Tierra Chiloé Chile www.TierraChiloe.com
SILVERSEA Cruise Line www.SILVERSEA.com
Tree Hotel Sweeden www.TreeHotel.se
South Seas Island Resort Captiva Island, Fl www.SouthSeas.com
West Coast Villas/ Barbados www.WestCoastVillas.com
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Kiawah Island , SC www.KiawahResort.com Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa French Polynesian www.letahaa.com La Playa Resort Naples, Fl www.laplayaresort.com Old Edwards Inn & spa Highlands, NC www.OldEdwardsInn.com
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The Ultimate Mountain Retreat
Martis Camp A Luxury Family Retreat in Tahoe proves to be the finest Photo Credit: Martis Camp
ocated midway between historic Truckee, California and North Lake Tahoe, Martis Camp is a 2,177-acre private, luxury community that is perfect for families who love the mountain lifestyle. Much of its appeal comes from its design as a year-round, family retreat with a number of one-of-a-kind amenities. Everything from private ski access to Northstar California Resort for the winter to a Tom Fazio golf experience during the summer, Martis Camp proves to be the ultimate Tahoe retreat. With four seasons of recreation and adventure, it is truly a “camp” for all ages. At Martis Camp, you will find generations gathering together at the 18,000 square foot Family Barn, carefully crafted to bring family and friends together. The Family Barn houses a bowling alley, swimming pool, movie theater, soda fountain, a performance stage for the terraced outdoor amphitheater and Martis Camp’s Folk School. Incorporating the idea of “living to learn,” the Martis Camp Folk School offers a wide range of classes, from painting and photography to fly fishing and woodcarving, and provides a place where individuals and families can gather for hands-on learning and reflection in a welcoming, creative environment. For those looking to relax and unwind, retreat to the Camp Lodge for a luxury spa treatment, a workout in the fitness center, a cocktail in the men’s and women’s lounges, and enjoy a variety of dining venues. With a welcoming living room and fireside seating, the Camp Lodge also provides an ideal setting to find time to lose yourself in what Martis Camp was ultimately designed for — the simple, unhurried opportunity to connect with family and friends. With exclusive, direct ski access to Northstar California, Martis Camp is at the forefront of mountain communities in the United States. The Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties | 25
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LUXURY LIVING Martis Camp Express, a high-speed quad lift, is located at the base of Lookout Lodge, the latter of which offers an exclusive slope-side setting, indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a full range of snowsport conveniences, including a ready room and valet ski service. From breakfast to lunch to après ski and relaxing by the fire, the Lookout Lodge offers warmth, convenience and loads of winter family fun. `Nestled deep in the wooded sanctuary of Martis Camp, the Lost Library is an idyllic cottage that offers a quiet spot to cuddle up in the winter months and get reacquainted with old literary favorites, discover new authors or engage in book discussions with neighbors who happen by. Peruse the shelves of books, play a game of chess or just relax by the fire with fresh cup of coffee or hot chocolate. When the weather heats up and the snow starts to melt, Martis Camp features over twenty miles of hiking trails that wind through the pristine Tahoe wilderness, as well as convenient access to Tahoe’s abundant outdoor activities including biking, boating, and watersport activities at their Beach Shack at Lake Tahoe. Additionally, one cannot
forget the Tom Fazio golf experience, which blends scrupulous design with the dramatic topography of the High Sierras and the magnificent scenery of the Martis Valley. The course features emerald green fairways, strategic Ponderosa pines and sculpted bunkers, with each hole adapting effortlessly to the natural landscape. Four tee levels accommodate the most accomplished to the youngest of players. The all-turf Putting Park offers members yet another distinct golf experience with eighteen holes that are uniquely laid out so that skilled golfers can hone their short game just as easily as those new to the game can learn the basics. For all the grandeur of Martis Camp’s amenities, the homes of the families who’ve chosen to build their legacy at Martis Camp may be the most impressive facet of the community. With 671 homesites in the master plan, Martis Camp offers a unique blend of community and privacy. All residences are custom and emphasize architectural creativity that’s compatible with the mountain environment, each home bringing definition, personality and dimension to Martis Camp, making this community unlike any other. ■
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Armani Collezionzi Windowpane Wool Suit
You might say that windowpane’s the new plaid – or, more appropriately, this check print seems to be favored by designers over its tartan and argyle counterparts. This suit adds the print all over but then tones it down with a bluish gray hue featuring light angular checks upon it. At a glance, it emanates a classic character – think the gray flannel suits of decades past – while distinctively being modern with its slim yet structured and slightly relaxed combination.
Burberry Copse Tall Boots
Equestrian inspiration, here, establishes a solid foundation for fashion embellishments. Now a seasonal essential for its versatility, this classic silhouette acknowledges its allusion but then realizes just where it stands. Part statement piece and part practicality for days around town, its tall body gleams with a goldtone buckle and adds a textural aspect through embossed checks.
Simone Rocha Chandelier Handbag
Created by the 2013 Emerging Designer British Fashion Award winner, this clutch revolves around a metallic and clear color scheme for an ethereal effect. In essence, it’s a modernist take on what could’ve been overly elaborate, and the result ends up being equally adaptable as it is statement making. And, for those situations, it can be grabbed by the handle or worn as a crossbody bag.
Gucci Blooms Jacquard Silk Scarf
Florals for winter? It can be done, and you might as well say that Gucci already did it back with its Fall/Winter 2015 collection, from which this scarf originates. From there, the brand evolved it while sticking with a palette of autumnal hues and gemtones.
Chloe Drew Small Leather Shoulder Bag
Making a statement doesn’t have to rely solely on a loud print; instead, something angular and structured turns heads. Chloe took that approach when creating this bag, opting for sharper edges to accent the overall curved shape. As a secondary, complementing aspect, the hardware gleams with metallic simplicity and falls within the overall theme: Clarity to give definition.
Marchesa Notte Dress
Everyone’s wearing lace and embroidery, but there’s a difference between simply just picking the material for its semi-sheer qualities. This Marchesa dress favors intricacy instead, with the fabric more of a detailed embellishment for this classic sheath cut. Featuring capped sleeves, a whipstitch leather belt, and gathering to one side, the pattern overlaying cream tulle turns into a paradigm of contrasts. 28 | Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties
The worlds first undersea all-glass restaurant, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
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art of the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa on Conrad Rangali Island, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant debuted in 2005 with an exclusive concept. A tunnel, made out of clear acrylic walls, delivers a 270-degree view of the Indian Ocean’s ecosystem, while you dine on Maldivianinfluenced European cuisine. As the world’s first all-glass undersea restaurant, Ithaa means “Mother of Pearl” in the native Maldivian language of Dihevi. Its appearance, however, is somewhat deceiving. To get there, you first need to walk to the end of a jetty, where a thatched pavilion sits. There, you go down a spiral staircase to the restaurant. Inside, the views are rather stunning – you’ll essentially be immersed in a world of fish, turtles, and stingrays – but the space is fairly small. In fact, the tunnel only sits up to 14 people, so reservations months in advance are required.
Now considered one of the most beautiful restaurants in the world, Ithaa’s journey encompasses multiple locations across the globe. Kuala Lumpur National Science Center designed the tunnel itself, which now qualifies as the world’s largest aquarium tunnel. After being completed in Singapore, the tunnel was then transported by barge across the Indian Ocean to the Maldives. Visually, New Zealand’s M.J. Murphy Ltd. designed the sparse, rustic interior. With this scene presented, most might consider the food secondary, but Ithaa puts just as much thought into its menu. With the exception of the fish, ingredients are sourced from all over the world to create dishes that are clearly European in nature but have distinctive Asian and Maldivian characteristics. To dine, Ithaa is open for a six-course dinner with a set menu, a four-course lunch with lighter fare, and mid-morning for cocktails. ■ Clientele Coastal Luxury Properties | 29
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