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APRIL 2014

District Home


Philadelphia i s u r r o u n d i n g

c o u n t i e s

Rittenhouse Square Living BEFORE & AFTER TRANSFORMATIONS fine properties & distinctive designs Lisa James Otto Country Properties:

Best Homes Of Bucks County Beach Living

Franz J. rabauer of Plumer & Associates, Inc. Realtors Presents:

Society Hill contemporary

PLOUM Sofa by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

COMING SOON at Millesime 38 & 41 South 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 - Tel: (267) 455.0374

THE PENTHOUSE AT 101 WALNUT Iconic. Rare. Jaw-dropping. The Penthouse at 101 Walnut is a one-of-a-kind Philadelphia residence commanding the top two floors of an exclusive, 10-unit, boutique building. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout afford sweeping, 270-degree views stretching from river to city skyline, sunrise to sunset, including unobstructed night views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Luxuries small and large have been incorporated into every room. From the main bedroom suite, an entire wall of windows opens to a private, 1,810-square-foot pool terrace with fully-equipped al fresco outdoor kitchen and flat-screen television. Relax and enjoy. Philadelphia


226 West Rittenhouse Square


Offered at $3,495,000

New Hope

6038 Lower York Road


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Philadelphia: In the full-service Ayer building, this is one of the city’s most stunning penthouses. On three levels with designer finishes and custom lighting and audio, its southern and western exposure provides sun-filled rooms and city skyline views. 4BR;4.1BA. $4,300,000

Philadelphia: The perfect city home overlooking Schuylkill River Park. Include two-car garage, access to outdoor spaces on every level & pristine interiors well designed for entertaining. Fireplace in living room. Large main suite. A timeless residence. 4BR; 4BA. $2,270,000

Wayne, PA: Honeystone is one of the finest Main Line homes now available. A timeless masterpiece of 12,800SF with every amenity, exquisite spaces inside and out for entertaining. In-law suite, two home offices. 2.7 acres with pool, pool house. 6BR; 7.4BA. $5,750,000

Malvern, PA: Access miles of riding trails from this 10acre property in Radnor Hunt. This mid-century-inspired home offers clear views of gorgeous countryside, an indoor pool and finished lower level. 2BR guest cottage. 4-stall barn, riding ring. 5BR; 6.1BA. $1,975,000

Philadelphia: Directly on Rittenhouse Square, this two-level luxury co-op offer 4500SF of sun-washed interiors. Entertain in style with a two-story living room, chef’s kitchen and formal dining room. Media room and so much more. 4BR; 4.2BA $2,499,000

Philadelphia: Includes parking space! An immaculate city residence with amazing views, this Murano condominium features clean-lined, airy living spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows. odern kitchen, wood floors. Large bedroom with luxury bath. 1BR; 1BA. $550,000

Philadelphia: This gem in a boutique building has direct treetop views of Rittenhouse Square. Completely renovated with most everything new, it now has designer finishes throughout with many clever features. Custom storage, lighting.1BR;1BA. $599,000

Philadelphia: Directly on the waterfront! Pier 3 is ideal for the person seeking to live in the city with wide open water views. Spacious, renovated luxury condominium with industrial touches. Two garage parking spaces. Full-service building, 4BR; 4.1BA. $875,000

Villanova, PA: For a dramatic living space, this converted stone bank barn offers 30’ ceilings, ample oldworld style, and three fireplaces. The formal dining room opens to a party-sized patio and charming gardens. Wine cellar, 1st-floor main BR. 4BR; 4.1BA. $1,499,000


226 West Rittenhouse Square


New Hope

6038 Lower York Road


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luxury HaS no boundarieS‌ Magnificent Mediterranean Villa in center city PhiladelPhia Sophistication and style are refined to the very highest level in this spectacular Art Deco infused residence with 10,000 sq ft and soaring 12' ceilings. The home includes a grand foyer, chef ’s kitchen, media room, sumptuous master retreat, wine cellar, gym, and 4 car garage. Offered at $4,250,000 |

Plumer & Associates, Inc. Realtors 226 South St, Philadelphia, PA 215-922-4200 | 6 ISSU E N O. 1


From Society Hill to rittenHouSe Square‌ 326 SPruce Street (Top Left)

608 S 8th Street (Top Right)

2036 delancey Street (Bottom)

Stunning Greek Revival mansion, 4+br, 4.5b, library, den, amazing original detail, beautiful garden, elevator, parking. $1,950,000

New construction with Smart Home Technology, 3-4br, 4.5b, f/p, patio, roof deck, finished basement, garage, tax abatement. $1,150,000

Beautifully restored corner, 5br, 6b, +/- 9000sf, magnificent original detail, elevator, terrace, 3 car garage. $4,300,000

Plumer & AssociAtes, inc. A Trusted Name in Philadelphia Real Estate Since 1923‌ I SSUE N O. 1 7

ULTRA LUXURY with you in the center. Photograph by Daniel Kontz Another premier development by Arden Group and Gencom. The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. L.L.C. AGC Partners, L.P. uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under license from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. This does not constitute an offer to purchase to residents of any state in which registration is required but not yet complete.

Breathtaking Views Incomparable Service Unrivaled Opportunity

Philadelphia’s most successful luxury residential building. • 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom luxury residences in the heart of Center City, opposite the new Dilworth Plaza Park • Three penthouse floors with spectacular 360° views • Dedicated staff delivering Ritz-Carlton legendary 5-star service, including 24-hr residential concierge • Complimentary chauffeur-driven S550 Mercedes Benz for residents • Access-controlled underground parking with 24-hr valet service • Fabulous 7,000 sf fitness center with indoor pool • 3,500 sf of expansive residents’ lounge, media room, wrap-around terrace • Private garden oasis with waterfall, park benches and wifi • Pet friendly

OPEN HOUSE DAILY Mon to Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. COMPLIMENTARY VALET PARKING

215.851.8000 AGC Realty, LLC • Arden Group • Gencom


seize the opportunity. own your space. Expansive, light-filled residences overlooking a culturally rich community are just the beginning of what this address delivers. Now’s the time to make your move to the only place that brings so much added dimension to Center City living. 1352 Lofts offers a rare combination of amenities and buyer advantages, including: • 1,100-2,500 sq. ft. floor plan • Low condo fees • 24/7 concierge • 20' ceilings • Tax abatement through 2017 • Covered deeded parking available Marketed exclusively by The Condo Shop. Call or click today! 215.545.1352 |

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A Modern ApproAch to reAl estAte services

introducing the condo shop team We offer a boutique real estate experience and provide real estate owners, buyers and tenants with our real estate and condominium expertise along with extraordinary personal and professional building management services. The Condo Shop 1425 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Phone: 215.692.6636 E-mail: Web:

Buy • Rent • Sell • Manage

Lisa James OttO C o u n t ry P r o P e rt i e s

Lisa James Otto Country Properties is a boutique real estate firm by the river’s edge. Since 1986, the company’s dedicated agents have been helping clients find a place they can call home. With offices in beautiful New Hope, Bucks County, PA and Stockton, NJ, Lisa James Otto Country Properties specializes in antique historic houses, charming country houses, farms, estates and riverfront cottages. The company also has many commercial, land and international listings. Over the last 28 years, Lisa James Otto has pursued her dream of matching buyers and sellers in an atmosphere of elegance, grace and style. Professionalism balanced with client sensitivity is paramount in today’s constantly evolving marketplace. In a world of mergers and takeovers, Lisa James Otto Country Properties is truly a boutique real estate company. 12 I SSU E N O. 1

Fashion Farms

4 sanFord road

55 maher lane

new hope, Pa

stockton, nJ

newtown, Pa

on 464 acres, Fashion Farms consists of 4 impressive farms with 4 lovely homes. Presently one of the most successful standardbred horse operations in the United states and Canada, this offering includes 175+- horses and all farm equipment. This is truly one of the finest properties ever available in Bucks County.

Exquisite antique fieldstone farmhouse with elegant addition on 5.34 rolling acres edged by a stream. living room and main bedroom with cathedral ceilings and fireplaces. 3-car garage. Carriage house. restored barn. $1,590,000

elegant european country manor home. Graceful living room with dramatic ceiling, fireplace and French doors to a terrace. Vibrant country kitchen. main suite with fireplace, luxurious bath and library. Tiered terrace with views of the pool, hot tub and tennis courts. $2,750,000

16 mill road

155 loWer Creek road

2955 Wilkinson road

lambertville, nJ

stockton, nJ

Jamison, Pa

Exquisite fieldstone and clapboard house overlooking a stream with beautiful covered bridge. living room and dining room with fieldstone fireplaces. Library with cathedral ceiling. Carriage house, guest house, pool with pool house, tennis court and small barn. Used by fashion magazines for photo shoots. $1,899,000

Beautiful 16+ acre property along the Wickecheoke Creek. Gated entrance with bridge. Circa 1700’s fieldstone home with new addition. stone guest cottage. separate caretaker’s apartment. Pool with spa, tennis court, cabana and wet bar. Terraced gardens. $2,900,000

enjoy long distance views, hiking/riding trails and open, wooded and partially preserved land at hidden Valley Farm. Gorgeous 118.89 acres property. Circa 1794 stone house full of old world character. Charming guest cottage. spring house. 3 car garage. subdivision possible. $2,995,000

Lisa James otto Country ProPerties | www.LisaJamesotto.Com Bucks County Office: 1 south sugan road, new hope, Pa 18938 | Phone: 215-862-2626 Hunterdon County Office: 16 Bridge street, stockton, nJ 08559 | Phone: 609-397-5667 I SSUE N O. 1 13




Contents DHM Exclusive Listings

DHM Real Estate Experts

Cover Property

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. . . . . . . . . 4-5 Plumer & Associates, Inc. Realtors. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Lisa James Otto, Lisa James Otto Country Properties. . . . . . . . . 12-13

Mike McCann, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Janet Rubino, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Arthur B. Herling, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Michael Sivel, The Sivel Group, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27

Franz Rabauer of Plumer & Associates, Inc. Realtors takes us inside a sensational Society Hill contemporary.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

Center City Condos The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 The Condo Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11

Before and After Ashli Mizell takes us into the design and renovation of an eclectic Villanova residence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

Philly Districts Philadelphia Design

Urban Escapes: Beach Living

Millésimé. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Merritt Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 OLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Roche Bobois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Jeanmarie Wheat, Ward Wight Sotheby’s International Realty. . . 32-33 Dawn Smith-Altit & Janis Crane RE/MAX Gateway Ocean Twp. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Tom and Deb Crouch, Benson & Mangold Real Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Leslie Kopp, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Bethany Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Bryce Lingo & Shaun Tull, Jack Lingo Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41

Business Spotlight DHM Media Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Publisher’s Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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This issue, we explore Rittenhouse Square, one of the area’s most loved places to spend the day outdoors, especially in the spring.. . . . . 30

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Before & After

Villanova Residence by Ashli Mizell, Inc.

Project Scope: Living Room decoration and renovation, small living room turned into a dining room off of kitchen, fully renovated kitchen and powder room, decoration of entryway that connects all of the above, adjacent spaces.

Entryway: Before

Kitchen: Before

This large family home located in Villanova, Pennsylvania needed to be redesigned and re-imagined for a young active family. The spirit of the decoration was derived from the couples shared love of contemporary art and eclectic furnishings. The interiors are outfitted with custom stone mantles, vintage lighting, generously scaled surfaces and seating, and a plethora of textured and metallic wallcoverings. The end result is a warm and inviting family home.

Ashli Mizell | Ashli Mizell, Inc. | 124 S. 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19103 | T: 215.546.7606 |

P u b l is h e r ’ s Letter

the city of brotherly love is our audience My inspiration for DHM Philadelphia came from my intrigue for Philadelphia’s exceptional urban living style. Known for its historical significance, arts, and culture, Philadelphia, is a vibrant, growing, and sophisticated metropolis that brings together a diverse group of individuals. After starting District Home Magazine in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia was the clear next move. Growing up in Bucks County, I have seen how the city has transformed into a modern metropolis with a rich history. I wanted to highlight the evolving city atmosphere and showcase the diverse neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Whether it’s historic Society Hill, vibrant Rittenhouse Square, or the revitalized Northern Liberties, each community has distinctive qualities with residents and homes that share unique lifestyles.

urban living and luxurious escapes Philadelphia is the perfect place to put down your roots, and the ease of escaping the hectic city contributes to Philadelphia’s appeal. I am excited to not only include beautiful urban homes, but also present residents with real estate opportunities for relaxing weekend escapes to nearby destinations. A short ride out of the city can take you to the charming seaside town of St. Michaels, Maryland, to a beautiful rural horse farm in New Hope, Pennsylvania, or to your dream getaway on the Jersey Shore. With the convenience of Philadelphia International Airport, a weekend trip to Nantucket or down the coast to Hilton Head is at your fingertips.

the old and the new

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” — M aya A n g e l o u

Rich histories and modern amenities encompass Philadelphia’s culture. Our listings combine elements of the old and new, including homes from the 1900’s that have been beautifully preserved and updated for today’s lifestyle. I wanted to put a spin on real estate by showing an intimate history of the homes we list, while showcasing their beauty with modern updates and unique design elements. We work with local designers, architects, and builders to present fresh and inspiring ideas for your own home. Living and working in Rome, Italy for over 15 years is where my passion began for homes that combine the old and the new to create harmonious living spaces. Our first home was an apartment in a renovated monastery, built circa 1501! I hope that you enjoy each of the homes we showcase, and are inspired by our design professionals.

Reagan H. Smith, Publisher Every home has a story. We help you tell it. 20 I SSU E N O. 1



Shown: Kote, Separate Ways, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72 in. Shown: Kote, Separate Ways, Acrylic on Canvas, 72 x 72 in.

Arbor Hill FORT WASHingTOn, PA 28.94 AcReS OFFeRed FOR $13,950,000

Janet Rubino, Vice President /Associate Broker Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. 92 Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA 19333 office 610.225.7400 | cell 610.348.4138 email | website 22 I SSU E N O. 1


ne of the most prominent estates in the region surrounding Philadelphia, this 40,000-square-foot modern estate was conceived by world-renowned architect Rafael Vi単oly. Surrounded by 70 picturesque acres, the distinctive main house is built around an impressive stone courtyard. The residence is aglow with qualities reminiscent of a museum and may display vast art collections, yet it is also perfect for a more casual and intimate lifestyle. No expense was spared in the design of the sleek indoor and outdoor materials. PRIMARY SPACES: Divided into three elegant wings, the interior was created to maximize views of the mesmerizing courtyard and the exquisite grounds through floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms and the interior corridors facing the court-yard. Limestone and oak floors, glazed Venetian plaster, and stone are among the definitive accents. The formal rooms include a grand two-and-a-half-story entrance hall, as well as an oversized two-story living room with an approximately 30-foot ceiling and five sets of French doors leading to an inviting terrace. A tray ceiling and marble fireplace enhance the smaller step-down living room. One of the two dining rooms is

a classic retreat suitable for intimate meals and groups of up to 14, while the other sets the stage for entertaining up to 40 guests. Two islands and a dining area grace the state-of-the-art custom kitchen. Home offices, a family room, three pantries, and a two-tiered media room round out the main living spaces. PRIVATE QUARTERS: The master suite is a sanctuary with his and her imported-marble baths, dressing rooms, a sitting room, and an office. One of the sumptuous baths is adorned with a tub carved from a solid block of marble, and a private flight of stairs leads up to a tower retreat that enjoys 360-degree panoramas of the entire property. An atrium connects the five other en suite bedrooms, each with balconies and imported tile in the baths. A bridge leads to the two en suite guest bedrooms, which feature a separate staircase and sitting room. ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Beautifully landscaped, the acreage has a pastoral ambience. The verdant grounds also hold an outdoor tennis court and a pavilion, as well as a scenic swimming pool coupled with a poolhouse. I SSUE N O. 1 23

1893 Victorian Manor

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nce in a lifetime opportunity, this estate has it all, 1893 renovated Victorian Manor Home, on 55 acres, completely restored 14 stall horse bank barn and 23 approved building lots. Live a GRAND LIFESTYLE, have HORSES and MAKE MONEY too. This marvelous home was restored from the ground up in 2005 (BETTER THAN NEW CONSTRUCTION), featuring 6,000 sq. ft. of luxurious amenities w/every detail of the old world charm remaining. Features include: 10’ceilings, chef ’s gourmet kitchen, w/Viking Appliances, large closets, hardwood floors, wonderful bedroom suites for today’s lifestyle. Impressive Victorian wrap around porch and maintenance free exterior. The barn boasts oversized matted stalls, automatic waters, 2 heated tack rooms; 2 H/C wash stalls and a feed room. There is an income producing tenant house on the property. Do no overlook the future investment of owning 23 approved building lots on the remaining 55 acres. Convenient to shopping and major routes.

Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. 860 Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 office: 215.654.5900

Arthur B. Herling mobile 215.431.3944 email website I SSUE N O. 1 25

Michael Sivel, The Sivel Group Direct: 215-248-6540 | Cell: 215-380-1296 26 ISSU E N O. 1

603 W HartWell lane PHiladelPHia, Pa 19118 $5,000,000


his impeccable estate is located on an impressive and admired lot in Philadelphia, set on almost four acres in the heart of Chestnut Hill. This property has been meticulously updated and enhanced to provide a warm and inviting home with stunning interior and exterior entertaining spaces.

No detail has been left untouched and practically every system has been upgraded to be energy efficient. A large addition was added in 2005 and each room has a commanding view of the beautiful grounds and landscaping, while many of the rooms have either patio, terrace or balcony access. The office/guest wing was built in the early 19th century and features the original kitchen fireplace and 18" deep windowsills, but has been repurposed and modernized for 21st century living. The 4 acres of pastoral grounds, complete with an in-ground pool and delightful stone terraces, have the feeling of a country estate, while being within just a short drive to downtown Philadelphia and the quaint shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill. This home is one of the finest estates in the area and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach Realtors Chestnut Hill Office 8400 Germantown Ave, Suite 2, Philadelphia, PA 19118 Office: 215-247-3750 I SSUE N O. 1 27

sensational 50 ft. wide society hill contemporary

612 AddiSon StReet, PhilAdelPhiA, PA 19147 oFFeRed At $1,950,000 ■ ■ ■

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3-story floating staircase Open floor plan with cozy gathering areas Spacious master suite with sitting room, 2 dressing rooms, spa bath Landscaped garden, 3 terraces 4 car garage 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 powder rooms

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Sights & sounds in the Square Rittenhouse Square

include Barbour, INTERMIX, and Club Monaco.The local boutiques to stop in include Aoki Boutique, Duke & Winston, and Joan Shepp.

Located in the heart of the city, Rittenhouse Square has tons of attractions to enjoy on a warm Spring day. Besides being a beautiful destination for a picnic in the park, the area offers great shopping, dining, and culture.

Once you’ve shopped, you’ll probably be looking for some lunch! The best lunch options on the row are Parc and Rouge. Parc mimics the chic brasseries in Paris, serving traditional bistro fare. Enjoy French classics like onion soup, escargots, and steak frites. Rouge is one of the oldest restaurants of Rittenhouse Square, and features park-side dining.The locally-loved spot serves everything from chicken pot pie to shrimp ceviche, and their famous Rouge Burger.

njoy everything the square has to offer on one of the many benches throughout the park. Then, walk through the winding paths and breath in the new Spring air. On your walk, be sure to check out the public art around the park, like the “Lion Crushing a Serpent” by the French Romantic sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye in the central plaza, or the Evelyn Taylor Price Memorial Sundial in the northeast walkway.

After lunch, stop into one of the many art galleries around the park. Newman Galleries focuses on 19th century American & European through contemporary American fine art.They specialize in early 20th century American, with an emphasis on the works of the “Pennsylvania Impressionists.” The Philadelphia Art Alliance Gallery focuses on contemporary craft and design. At 6:30 p.m. on April 10, sip on cocktails while viewing Sam Cusumano’s exhibit NOISE: Electricity for Progress. Also stop in Gallery One, a studentrun gallery, and The Print Center, featuring contemporary print art.


Photograph courtesy of Rouge.

After strolling through the park, head over to Rittenhouse Row for some shopping. The row is sprinkled with over 40 mainstream names and local, one-of-a-kind boutiques. Some well-known stores

Once you’ve got your dose of culture, delight in dinner at Devon Seafood Grill or Barclay Prime. Devon Seafood Grill features simply prepared fish, grilled to perfection in a casual, yet elegant environment. Be sure to try their award-winning crab cakes and delicious George Bank scallops. If fish isn’t really your thing, Barclay Prime is the best option. Barclay Prime is a luxury boutique steakhouse, with a traditional menu of meat choices featuring sides and sauces for sharing. But, just because you choose the steakhouse, doesn’t mean there aren’t other options.The spot also prepares a delicious Chilean sea bass and roasted chicken. After dinner, there’s still a wide variety of entertainment options to explore. For a laugh-filled evening, head over to the Helium Comedy Club. The spot features 1 hour and 45 minute shows hosting an opener, a feature, and a headliner with national TV credits. If you’re more into some quiet time, check out the Philadelphia Film Society at The Roxy. The society operates the Roxy as a first-run theater, with an emphasis on independent films, many of which presently cannot be seen theatrically in Philadelphia. For an interactive experience, get your educational, and drinking, fix at the Wine School of Philadelphia! Whether you come for the afternoon, or the entire day Rittenhouse Square has plenty to explore. Enjoy everything from the beautiful park and boutique shopping, to the art and entertainment, plus delicious meals in between.


Beach living Beach retreats a short drive from the city. Second home getaways in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.

Spring Lake As the number one selling agent in the Spring Lake market for 2013, no one knows Spring Lake better than Jeannie Wheat. Jeannie works with Ward Wight Sotheby’s International Realty out of their Spring Lake office. In addition to Jeannie being the Company Top Producer in 2013, Jeannie knows everything there is to know about the Spring Lake market.


aving successfully represented buyers & sellers, Jeannie’s name is attached to some of the most significant sales in this particular market. In 2013 Jeannie represented both the buyer & seller on one of the highest price homes sold in that market.

Jeanmarie Wheat

Current Market update

Three compelling factors that are driving today’s market activity, historically low interest rates, improving consumer confidence & a lack of inventory. The Spring Lake market feeds from both Philadelphia & Manhattan, Jeannie’s contacts in both metro markets result in an unprecedented level of exposure for her sellers & the availability of her intimate knowledge of the market greatly benefits buyers. The connectivity between these markets & the global exposure that Ward Wight Sotheby’s International Realty provides will undoubtedly result in Jeannie Wheat building on her extraordinary momentum in 2014.


CoMPANy ToP PRoDuCeR 2013

*MLS Stats

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Coming to the market this Spring… A brand new magnificent oceanfront home in Spring Lake. Impeccably designed by JMI Architects LLC and crafted by one of Spring Lake’s premier builders, Granite Development Group, this masterpiece will be a jewel of the Jersey Shore. Four levels of luxury living overlooking the crystal blue Atlantic offering every amenity your heart desires. Price upon request. For renderings and plans contact Jeannie at

Jeanmarie Wheat Ward Wight | Sotheby’s International Realty 1117 Third Ave, Spring Lake, New Jersey 07762

Phone: +1 732.859.4141 cell Phone: +1 732.449.3322 office

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Once in a Lifetime

38 HigHland ave, MonMoutH BeacH, nJ 07750 | Price uPon request

A rare opportunity to own a one of a kind home in a one of a kind location, capturing priceless panoramic water views from virtually every room, including the all season 40' Heated Pool. Perched high and dry, with 160 feet of waterfront, this custom home of 10,000 square feet of magnificent architectural detail combines craftsmanship and art to create an exquisite riverfront retreat! With the Shrewsbury River as your backyard playground, this is not just a home, but a lifestyle for the most discerning buyer.

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RE/MAX Gateway Ocean Twp 1500 Allaire Avenue, Suite 103, Ocean, NJ 07712 Office: 732-695-1600

Dawn Smith-Altit, ABR, SRES Mobile: 848-667-6152 Email:

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THREE CREEKS CROSSING “Eastern Shore Living” with style! Overlooking the confluence of Solitude, Edge and Broad Creeks, this sophisticated country retreat has the WOW factor—perfectly appointed kitchen, spacious master suite with tray ceilings, beautifully landscaped grounds (2-acres) and the sunset views—WOW! $1,789,000 (Includes $40,000 pool allowance)



One-of-a-kind farm/estate near St. Michaels—128 acres w/1.5 miles of shoreline! 9,000 sq. ft. home designed by Alan Meyers, AIA. Deep water dock and a registered 1,920' grass airstrip! $6,900,000

Attractive 3,500 sq. ft. 4 BR home located near the popular Harbortowne Golf Course. Designed to maximize the sunset views across Long Haul Creek, the house is immaculate! 4-car garage. Deep water dock. $1,595,000

Tom Crouch | 410-310-8916

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Debra Crouch | 410-924-0771


LEADENHAM CREEK Elegant cedar-sided contemporary home nestled at the end of a long, private wooded lane. Designed for casual “Eastern Shore Living,” the house is bright, open and spacious with walls of glass along the waterside. Deep water dock. Waterside swimming pool. Separate cottage/studio w/full bath. This is a nature lover’s paradise with daily sightings of Bald Eagles, Blue Herons and Ospreys. $1,250,000



Everything you need to enjoy the “Summer of 2014”—Spacious 5-bedroom home, deep water dock, guest apartment over the garage, refreshing swimming pool, sunset views—Just 2 mi. outside St. Michaels. $1,675,000

One of Talbot County’s premier architects, Timothy Kearns, AIA, designed this fabulous 5,000 sq. ft. “Tidewater Colonial” home. It’s sited on a magnificent 15-acre point of land. The views will amaze you! $1,750,000

Benson & Mangold Real Estate | 116 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels 410-745-0720 |

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Irresistible Oceanfront


North Bethany


Leslie Kopp 302.542.3917 Kiki Hargrove 302.569.2959 Wayne Lyons 302.858.7347 Despina Kaneles 302.236.2428

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Bayfront Paradise



Fenwick Island

The Leslie Kopp Group Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. 302.541.5207 | 302.539.9040 x207 33298 South Coastal Highway Bethany Beach, DE 19930

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Indian Beach


1 HazleTT avenue, InDIan beaCH, reHoboTH beaCH, De 19971 Absolute ultimate oceanfront beach house! Enjoy panoramic ocean views from every corner, and gorgeous sunrises & sunsets from the bell tower. This property features one of the largest oceanfront lots at the Delaware beaches, improved by 8400 charming square feet of heated space and 4300 square feet of open air decks. Main entry reveals an open floorplan with vaulted ceilings, beautiful woodwork, pine beams & floors.

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Perfect for entertaining, with gourmet kitchen, dining room & great room that highlight the ocean views. Other highlights include six bedrooms, separate guest quarters, oversized hot tub, rec room, fitness room, & more! MLS: 589179

The Chancellery


27 Hall avenue, THe CHanCellery, reHoboTH beaCH, De 19971 Unsurpassed ocean views from this stunning oceanfront home! Adjacent to 5 miles of protected Delaware State Park lands, this beautiful home is situated on arguably the best oceanfront lot in Delaware. With every amenity imaginable, this palatial home includes expansive living areas on each floor, gourmet kitchen with separate butler’s pantry, spacious rec room, intimate den with lavish wet bar, grand master suite featuring private oceanfront balcony, office area, gas fireplace & deluxe master bath with Jacuzzi tub and steam shower, and so much more!

Outdoor features include multiple, spacious, decks, ocean-side pool & spa, and private walkway with direct beach access! Located in the coveted private community of The Chancellery, which is conveniently located between Rehoboth Beach and the Indian River Inlet! Truly a must-see! MLS: 609905

Bryce Lingo & Shaun Tull 246 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Main 302-227-3883 Direct 302-226-6417 Cell 302-236-9758 Email Email

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Ginger, designed by Roberto Lazzeroni

Intelligence in our hands. True beauty is more than skin deep. This is what we think at Poltrona Frau, which is why we have always placed our trust in the skillful hands of our craftsmen, who lead every single step of the manufacturing process and choose the very ďŹ nest raw materials. This is our way of offering you the best italian quality.

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