Clientele Luxury Coastal | Spring 2018

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Cover Story: An Architectural Gem Windsor at Vero Beach Ultra Private Experience

Coastal Luxury

Homes on the Market Properties from the Treasure & Space Coast

Luxury Resort Travel


Baha Mar, Bahamas

Spring Design with COLOR

Gladden Caye


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elcome to our Spring issue of Coastal Luxury Magazine. Spring always brings a feeling of freshness and renewal. Here in sunny Florida, it might not seem like a big change from one season to the next, but there are tell-tell signs that spring definitely is here. We see blue, nearly cloudless skies, fresh blooms on our bougainvillea and hibiscus bushes, and the cardinals and blue jays start singing at the first sign of daylight. If you’re lucky enough to visit our seemingly endless beaches, you’ll notice more sunbathers and beach combers enjoying our local waters. And our many parks are filled with the sounds of children playing and enjoying our longer days. If you’re in the market for a home here on the Treasure Coast, I invite you to look at Oak Harbor which is highlighted within these pages. Oak Harbor is a beautiful, gated community on the Indian River, near Vero Beach's art and culture district. Residents enjoy luscious green landscapes, a Joe Lee designed golf course, concierge services, and social events at the 42,000 square foot Club House. Choose from cottages, condos and luxury villas offering impressive views of lakes, golf course or wildlife estuaries. Also, in this issue you’ll read about two great travel destinations including Bahama’s newest luxury resort and an ultra-luxury exclusive island for two – a must read escape. This year Dale Sorensen Real Estate is celebrating our 40th year in business. Founded in 1978 by Dale Sorensen, Sr., the company has experienced growth and success beyond our expectations, while still maintaining our core values of providing superb and unapparelled customer service. The end of 2017 marked yet another banner year for Dale Sorensen Real Estate. Sales exceeded $650 million, our 8thyear of recordbreaking numbers. Of course, we realize that we could not produce such astounding numbers were it not for our sales agents and support staff. Our ever-expanding company opened a new office in Historic Cocoa Village and this year will open the doors to an office in Sebastian. Now with 6 offices and 6 satellite locations and more than 200 sales agents and support staff, we are able to provide firstclass real estate services to an increasingly growing market. We are extremely proud of the fact that Dale Sorensen Real Estate won several awards in 2017, including The Indian River County Economic Development Company Business of the Year Award, The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Champion of the Year Award, two awards from Leading Real Estate Companies of The World and most recently the 2017 New Partner Award from Keep Indian River Beautiful. If you’re looking for a home, please call one of our experienced, knowledgeable sales agents to discuss your specific needs. With one of the largest portfolios of home listings on the Treasure Coast, we’re sure to be able to help you find the home of your dreams, so you can enjoy spring here on the Treasure Coast every year.

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On the Cover: An Architectural Gem


Located on Vero Beach's Barrier Island Windsor Community

14 New Private Island - Belize Discover Gladden Caye

18 Impressive New Design

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

20 Embrace Baha Mar

Bahamas Ultra Luxury Newest Resort

27 Spring Design Ideas Designing With Color

32 Luxury Property Showcase Treasure & Space Coast Florida

59 Oak Harbor

An Oasis of Elegance

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12 Publisher: Clientele Luxury LLC Associate Publisher: Dale Sorensen Jr. Managing Editor In Chief: Erin Green Executive Editor: Irene Test Art & Production Director: Renee Easley Design Projects: Alexa MacDonald Issue Name: Coastal Luxury Properties Cover Credits: Courtesy of Dale Sorensen Real Estate Questions & Comments Coastal Luxury Properties - Treasure / Space Coast All images and material in the Clientele Luxury publication may not be reproduced in any form unless written permission from our Publisher has been granted. Any solicitation to our Clients in this magazine is strictly prohibited. All real estate properties featured and advertised in this publication are subject to price changeor withdrawal at any time. Clientele Luxury LLC takes no legal responsibility for accuracy but believes information to be correct at the time of press.

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An Architectural Gem


on Two Windsor Lots


magine waking up each morning to a glorious display of sunlight filtering through magnificent windows in every room of your home. The home at 3325 Fortnum Place was thoughtfully designed with windows and lighting that can showcase paintings and sculpture with absolute perfection, but one need not be an art collector to appreciate the design and flow of this home. This remarkable estate, designed by world-renowned architect Clemens Bruns Schaub, is a rare example of living in harmony with art and nature.


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The residence, located in the lovely beachside community of Windsor on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island, is situated on two centrally located lots and just moments to the town village of Windsor. The main residence and guest house are connected by a dramatic 55’ swimming pool and perfectly landscaped lawn and garden. The home was designed in the classic Anglo-Caribbean style, with smooth stucco custom finished exterior walls and a standing seam metal roof. Each of the monumental front doors are highlighted by a quartet of small square windows. The interior staircase is softened by a floor to ceiling gauze drape that diffuses the natural light. This beautifully designed staircase appears to be the same whether you’re gazing upwards or down. Dramatic white walls, neutral colors and clean lines throughout the home allow furnishings to pop while natural light coming through tall windows and doors create an illusion of being outside. There are unique and often fascinating lighting fixtures throughout the home, while any priceless heirlooms can be perfectly showcased with ceiling gallery lights. On the left wing of the home, the living room is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the view of the pool, courtyard and guesthouse and the ultimate place to unwind at the end of the day. The evening shadows play across the lawn while bougainvillea and manicured shrubs appear to dance in the setting sun. Looking out over the lawn, the mirroring elegant living room from the guesthouse appears to float over the pool. The first-floor corner office in this wing, is brightly lit with large windows. Floating shelves offer plenty of storage for books, frames and treasured items.

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Though artfully unpretentious in design, this rare home is truly an architectural masterpiece.



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The opposite side of the home is accessed via an exhibition hall/dining room. Tall, expansive sliding glass pocket doors in the living room, gallery/dining area and the kitchen bring the outdoors in and offer panoramic views of the gardens and unique pool. The gray white walls and neutral travertine flooring diffuse the natural light. A Media Room beckons one to relax and enjoy an afternoon movie. A large laundry area and half bath are adjacent to the butler’s pantry and bar. The kitchen offers warm light wood Boffi cabinets with wood-grained matched facades and satin finished drawer pulls. A rectangular vent with lights is suspended over the extra-large island which features a cooktop and prep sink. A second sink has the much-wanted pot washer, making life a breeze for any level chef. Enjoy morning coffee at the breakfast nook gazing on the soft lawns of the interior courtyard. Tall cabinetry and ceiling give the kitchen a sense of spaciousness while light coming from the floor to ceiling windows give the room a golden glow. An climatized, cedar-lined 1600 bottle wine room is accessible from the main house through a breeze way. The 33’ X 20’ master bedroom features large windows framed by an A-frame ceiling with stunning views of the courtyard. The large walls in this room give a tremendous sense of spaciousness. The master bath is a creation unto itself with floor-to-ceiling marble, and contemporary furniture style his and hers vanities. The luxurious free-standing bathtub is a sleek modern oval design with timeless, sweeping lines and allows for the relaxation of full-immersion soaking. The extralarge walk in shower features a frameless glass wall. The suite also includes his and hers dressing rooms and a private second-story balcony. There is a second bedroom and distinctive guest bath on this floor. The main house features a 3-car garage and a golf cart garage as well as an unusual amount of storage/attic space above the main house and garage. The 2-story guest house is fully contained with 2 suites, a living room and a petite kitchen with a full wet bar. Sleek gray columns surround the open-air loggia which can be accessed by floating steps that seem to hover above the pool. The cantilevered second story balcony on the front of the home is inviting with flower boxes and cast stone balustrading. The guest house features a separate entry on Twining Terrace. The outdoor social area features soft grass that rivals a golf course green. The hidden speakers throughout the first floor of the main house include speakers in the courtyard, perfect for entertaining. In the evening, this house glows with soft lighting, neutral colors and interesting shadows through the windows while balmy ocean breezes whisper through soft fox tail palms. Totaling more than 6700 square feet, and perfectly positioned on two lots, this private estate, one of very few on dual lots located in the central village of Windsor, is spacious and luxurious. Though artful in design, this rare home is truly an architectural masterpiece. The private community of Windsor is a New Urbanism development that embodies the ideals of renowned town planners and architects Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. Located on both the Indian River and fronting the Atlantic Ocean, Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living. Home to the iconic Léon Krierdesigned Town Hall, the architecture at Windsor is art itself. Windsor’s sophisticated membership is reflected in the distinctive architectural aesthetics of this “village by the sea”. Windsor, host of the annual Windsor Charity Polo Cup, epitomizes the sporting lifestyle, and offers world-class facilities and exemplary services. For more information or for a tour of this home, contact Matilde Sorensen at 772.532.0010. ■ Coastal Luxury Properties | 13


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The New Exclusive Island

Gladden Caye I

f someone’s not just going to praise a resort but also create his own, you expect him to have a track record of successes. For Gladden Caye, a unique, new resort opened on a private island in Belize, Chris Krolow, of HGTV’s Island Hunters, has spearheaded the project, bringing with him 20 years of experience in the traveling business and private island real estate. For just two guests and also including a spare bedroom for their friends, the island creates an ultra-private experience.

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Krolow, the show’s executive producer and host, has made it his mission to help others find their dream property anywhere in the world, and he’s done so since 1999. His efforts materialized in his own company, Private Islands, Inc., now a leader in private island sales and rentals, and he additionally manages real estate marketplace Private Islands Online and its biannual magazine. When visiting Placencia, Belize, adjacent to the western hemisphere’s longest barrier reef, he stumbled across the island that would become Gladden, noting its white sands and surrounding turquoise-blue ocean. Thus, using the landscape as the foundation for what’s been described as Krolow’s dream project, Gladden centers around a single private modern Mayan-style villa designed for one couple and any guests. Staff members, including a chef, concierge, and manager, who reside on a second private island just two minutes away, provide the all-inclusive services expected at a larger resort and, while mostly hidden, are ready to respond at a moment’s notice. And, while the 16 | Coastal Luxury Properties

island itself is just a few hours from Miami, it feels as if you’re spending your vacation in a secluded Polynesian atoll halfway across the globe, while costing less than other high-end resorts where you’d share facilities with other couples. To visit, guests must first fly via helicopter from Belize, where, once you’re in the air, you get the same picturesque perspective of the barrier reef that caused Krolow to fall in love with the island. Once you’ve arrived, you can make your way to the 3,000-squarefoot villa, surrounded by aquamarine lagoons and designed to give you stunning views in any direction. Having no neighbors adds to its exclusive, intimate environment, while all support structures can’t be seen from the main house. Inside, dark woods and wide windows letting you look out at the ocean furnish the master suite, and a “privacy meter” indicates if you’re alone or if staff is visiting the island. For anyone coming along, the space in the second master bedroom sufficiently accommodates a second couple. During your stay, simply walk up to the roof

LUXE TRAVEL terrace, where panoramic views await you and you’ll have a chance to soak up the sun. In providing an all-inclusive experience, Gladden works with a rotating group of chefs from some of the world’s most renowned restaurants and pairs your dishes with a sommelier-curated wine selection. Foods reflect various local specialties, while the chefs utilize herbs grown on a nearby island and fish from the surrounding waters. And, for a truly customized experience, the staff crafts each meal to your tastes and can even fly in your favorite delicacy ahead of your trip. For whatever gets prepared, you’ll be served on the villa’s roof deck or in the chef’s kitchen. Of course, all that water, the reef, and nearby land open up opportunities for exploring everything the island and Belize’s coast have to offer. Work with the on-site concierge to schedule snorkeling in the water right outside your villa, or arrange for a trip to Gladden Spit and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, considered one of the world’s best scuba diving locations and a spot where, for a few months during the year, you’ll be able to swim with whale sharks. As well, depending

upon your hobbies, you’ll have the chance to try spear and deep-sea fishing, book a boat charter, or earn your scuba certification with an on-site PADI instructor. On land, rejuvenate with any of the standard treatments offered at the island’s spa, or spend some time at Placencia Village. Located at the end of a peninsula, Placencia has a few entertainment and dining choices, including restaurants, bars, and a casino, and serves as your introduction to Belize’s jungle, home to over 570 bird species, tall waterfalls, and ancient Mayan Ruins. While you can devote practically a whole day to exploring the rainforest, nearby, you can continue your journey to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world’s only jaguar preserve. Or, for those seeking more thrills, sign up for a ziplining adventure or a cave-tubing trip to get your heart racing for an afternoon. For the attractions and amenities of a luxury resort without the crowds, plan your next getaway at Gladden Private Island. ■

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Impressive New Design The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

The renewed guest rooms and luxury suites complete the multi-

phase hotel renovation that began with the unveiling of the lobby and Quadrant Lounge, the re-design of its Club Lounge and the completion of its new meetings spaces and 10,500 square foot ballroom. As the most luxurious of the renovated accommodations on property, the 2,220 square foot Ritz-Carlton Suite boasts a spacious living room with a cozy fireplace, formal dining room with seating for 10 with an adjacent pantry, private dressing room and walk-in closet, full marble bathrooms featuring a jacuzzi, separate bathtub and Rain Forest shower along with a separate guest bathroom. One of the most impressive features of the suite is the expansive outdoor 18 | Coastal Luxury Properties

terrace with panoramic city views of Washington D.C. - perfect for enjoying a breakfast in-room or cocktails on the patio before dinner. The design concept embraces the classic history of Washington, D.C. while breathing new life into the hotel’s aesthetics that is fit for the city’s modern, international energy. The redesign celebrates the architectural details synonymous with the luxury residences of Washington, D.C. and the city’s vibrant lifestyle. The suite offers a pleasing palette that balances refined textures with bold accent fabrics, graphic floorcoverings, and brass details to provide the ultimate experience in contemporary luxury. The concept introduces notes of quirky, residential moments to provide a unique, intriguing, sense of style that resonates with The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. ■

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Embrace Baha Mar Bahamas Ultra Luxury Resort

As the latest luxury resort in the Bahamas, Baha Mar opened its doors in April 2017. This $4.2 billion development, located along the beaches of New Providence, encompasses three primary properties and various entertainment and dining facilities, all offering a dazzling array of restaurants, bars, lounges, and pools, plus the flagship ESPA spa. Coastal Luxury Properties | 21


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Designed for the spectacular, with your choice of three celebrated hotels, a tantalizing collection of lounges, bars and restaurants, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, an ESPA spa, luxury shopping and stunning ocean view casino.

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Under the Grand Hyatt brand, the East and West towers entice vacationers with a total of 1,800 contemporarystyled rooms featuring high-end amenities and, better yet, views of the beach and ocean. On the property are the Convention, Arts and Entertainment Center, a 200,000 square foot indoor-outdoor facility that connects you to the casino. SLS takes a different approach with its distinctly Caribbean décor and views of Cable Bay. The resort’s 299 luxury guest rooms feature spacious amenities, while that same exclusive, curated experience extends to its restaurants, lounges, and event space. For relaxing, the invite-only Privilege Pool is surrounded by open-air cabanas and includes a dedicated concierge. Rosewood, as the newest facility, becomes even more selective. Character wise, its 235 rooms reflect the Bahamas’ British colonial influences and offer both private pools and butler service. Within the complex, its refined, sophisticated atmosphere turns into a relaxing,

laidback sanctuary for the select few staying here. Along with these three diverse accommodations, the Baha Mar Casino stands out as the Caribbean’s largest: 100,000 square feet covering 1,000 slot machines, 126 table games, betting and mobile games, and gaming salons. As a contrast, ESPA – the first location in the Caribbean – starts off with your standards and then delivers a bespoke experience reflective of the Bahamian region and culture. In between these extremes, the resort never falls short in opportunities for staying active: the Royal Blue Golf Club, a two-in-one Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; the Racquet Club, with nine tennis courts and a worldclass tennis program; the Baha Mar Ecological Aquatic Conservation Habitat (BEACH) Sanctuary, home to three Bahamian habitats and local wildlife; and THE CURRENT, the resort’s art program, gallery, and studio space featuring works from local artists. ■

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Perfect Mix

The shag rug and antique crystal chandelier in this dining room create a perfect mix. The large host chairs make a statement and provide comfortable seating when pulled into other rooms. Natalie Reddell, Commander in Chic, Interior Designer in Richmond, Virgina.

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Graphic Pattern

Bold Wall

In this Livingroom setting Natalie used a more graphic pattern on the sofa fabric to keep this family room from being too formal. Location Richmond, VA Residence. Natalie Reddell, Commander in Chic, Interior Designer. See her work on Instagram @nataliereddell.

A bold wall color is the perfect backdrop to highlight A collection of blue and white porcelain in this guest bedroom. Natalie Reddell, Commander in Chic, Interior Designer in Richmond, Virgina and known as a social influencer with her Golden Hashtag.

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Chic Storage

A painted Asian chest provides a pop of color and some much needed storage for linens in this chic dining room. Natalie Reddell, Commander in Chic, Interior Designer in Richmond, Virgina. She received her Interior Design Degree from Florida State University and also studied Architecture and The History of Interiors at Parson's University, Paris.

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Shades of

BLUE Meet Interior Designer Stephanie Kraus

Stephanie Kraus Designs is a successful residential interior design firm located on the Main Line of Philadelphia, servicing the surrounding areas including southern New Jersey.

Who knew texture could be so fun? As the space’s centerpiece, this seemingly rustic yet futuristic chair hangs from the ceiling, itself reminiscent of driftwood in a sea of blues, tan, and white. Adding to that treasures-of-the-seashore quality, a furry cover, a braided stool, and wood-paneled plant pot appear like long-lost artifacts bobbing between tranquil ocean waves.

Photo credit: Kyle Born

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SPRING DESIGN With just three shades, it would be too easy to settle on a saturated, color-blocked design. Rather, Stephanie Kraus weaves them all together into a calming tapestry that simultaneously bursts with brightness. Lighter and navy-based blue hues, in both solid and patterned forms, connect the chairs, ottomans, and drapes, all on a neutral field of white. In the background, a darker orange burns with a piquant pop of color. Photo credit: Kyle Born

Kraus really brings the "wow" factor in every space she designs.



An Oasis of Elegance Oak Harbor is a gated community of Bermuda inspired condos, villas, cottages and single family homes along the Indian River. Ideally situated in the heart of it all near Vero Beach’s art and cultural district. Club members enjoy luscious green landscapes, a Joe Lee designed golf course, tennis, croquet, pool, fitness, concierge services, ongoing social events and reciprocity with the finest area private clubs. Exciting new membership levels with a lifestyle for everyone. Start living the Oak Harbor Lifestyle-Elegant, Active, Social. Custom home building available with the home site of your choosing. Call us at: 772-907-6014 or visit our Sales Center for more information! | 772.907.6014 | 4755 S Harbor Dr, Vero Beach, FL 32967


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