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Our Luxury Specialists’ exceptional client service results in record-breaking sales!

Jan-Oct 2019 Performance

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$26 Billion

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am honored to reveal the latest edition of Keller Williams Luxury International’s affluent lifestyle magazine. We’re so proud to be the boutique of the largest real estate company in the world. The numbers speak for themselves — our agents close almost $1 billion in transactions every day. But beyond their exceptional business performance, our professionals are also committed to serving others at the highest level. A dedication to a higher calling is at the core of Keller Williams, with philanthropy at the heart of our agents’ lives. It’s why we make the spirit of giving a part of each issue. On page 10, you’ll find Why We Give, an in-depth look at the psychology behind selflessness. The first article you encounter, Walking the Walk on page 6, is a perfect example of how our agents are at the forefront of today’s real estate trends. Amid increasing homeowner interest in downtowns and being within walking distance of everything, we talk with Keller Williams specialists in six markets throughout the country where proximity is paramount. As you stroll through the rest of the magazine, you’ll find an informative look at Art Deco architecture, a fascinating feature on traveling luxuriously to our national parks, and a wonderful article on how to create gardens that are therapeutic and restorative. And that’s just the first half of our content! Meanwhile, buying a new home is also something that can be therapeutic and restorative. And this issue’s largest-ever collection of high-end properties gives us all something to feel good about. Sincerely,

Lesli Akers President, KW Luxury International


Winter 2020 Contents 6 Walking the Walk There’s only one way to experience these walkable cities and that’s putting foot to pavement. 10 Why We Give Those who volunteer their time or resources agree there are endless reasons to give back. 13 Holding the Keys The Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colorado, offers an idylllic 4-season lifestyle. 48 American Deco Enthusiasts of Art Deco can find many of the era’s greatest masterpieces close to home. 52 Luxury in the Wild America’s portfolio of national parks involves lots of outdoor ativities, but needn’t preclude luxury. 56 Natural Healing These professionals cultivated their own paths to help heal others through landscape design.


58 Fine Wine Design Wine lovers are finding ways to display and store their wine while enhancing their home’s design. 113 Seeing Eye to Eye JAB Design Group provides high style with a unique, personal touch that connects with clients. 116 Color of a Melody A phenomenon called synesthesia enables this artist to “see” music like few others. 120 Finding the Right Folds This Dubai designer’s nod to origami, patterns and Emirati culture leads to distinctive creations. 126 In the Details What if your favorite cocktails were part of a larger movement to save the planet?

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COVER PROPERTY — 5504 CAVENDISH COURT PLANO This exquisite estate home was designed by architect Elby Martin and built by renowned builder, Bob Thompson Homes. The collaboration between architect and builder reflect the French chateau design, directed by the original and only owners. Situated on 2.42 acres, this home is located on magnificently manicured, park-like grounds in the heart of west Plano’s Willow Bend. The well-designed floor plan offers 4 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths, 5 living areas, a theater, executive study, informal study and an indoor pool with over 13,000 square feet. Stunning formal areas are perfect for grand

JAN RICHEY CRS, GRI, CLHMS Keller Williams Realty www.janrichey.com • janrichey@kw.com • 972.742.01777 4

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or intimate entertaining. The owner’s retreat includes a bedroom opening to the patio, exercise room, beverage bar, large bath, expansive closet space with cedar storage, travel packing room and a private laundry room. The great room offers a 2-story elevation with solid fir timbers in the cathedral ceiling. You will find luxurious finishes and enormous scale that delights the eye as no detail was left unattended. Design symmetry runs throughout the architectural elements and incredible views are many. Tour this property by video at janrichey.com. $4,850,000


By Marlene Ridgway

Get ready to park your car. There’s only one way to experience these walkable cities and that’s putting foot to pavement.


alkable “scores” have been shooting up on priority lists for buyers around the United States, and the explanation is a growing number of reasons that range from the environment and wellness to tourist rates and property values. Cities with a higher walk score, (ratings range from 0 to 100), have been known to hold a greater sense of community, increased tourism, and even stronger economies. Popular cities such as Boston and New York may have long dominated top city lists, but components such as green space, traffic, and opportunities to meet and mingle are largely coming into play for these destinations. “Walking in the city allows me to feel connected to the history and its residents,” says Chris Suarez, broker/owner of PDX Property Group, Keller Williams Realty in Portland,


Oregon. With a walk score of 97, Portland has been deemed a walker’s paradise. Determined by the number of errands, jobs, and stores/ restaurants that are accessible by foot, a city’s walk score can attract buyers from all over. Kendra Todd, managing broker at The Kendra Todd Group, Keller Williams Greater Seattle, explains that a walkable city, “is one where you have almost immediate access to a variety of resources and services that satisfies whatever your lifestyle requirements are.” Heather Murphy, an associate broker at The Heather Murphy Group of Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners, agrees when it comes to Savannah, Georgia. “Walking around a city will change your experience of that city by enhancing your sense of place and providing you with a better perspective of what makes

the city unique.” There is an increased community sense when you are out on the streets interacting with locals and tourists, which is difficult to experience or facilitate in a car. Walking, rather than driving around a city also decreases traffic, takes the strain off of public transportation and promotes healthier lifestyles that go hand-in-hand with frequent walking. Local businesses also feel the appeal of possible customers passing right by their front doors. Customers are more inclined to wander in and try new places, such as restaurants and shops if they are easily accessible on their route home or in the path of work or other errands. The importance of being out in a city to truly experience it is recognized throughout cities all over the country. “You have to walk to smell the red beans cooking and hear the tinkling of a piano and get caught up in a second line parade. You can’t get that on a bus,” says Samara D. Poche, a broker for Keller Williams Realty New Orleans. Wandering into restaurants because you





Portland’s downtown is the backdrop for this pier view of the Hawthorne Bridge along the Willamette River.


smell the food or getting to know the locals that you pass by every day are just part of the reason why walkable cities are increasing in popularity. Cynthia Froid, a Realtor at Keller Williams Realty, who calls Minneapolis home, says, “The perspective is completely different when walking or biking around a city. You’re meeting people in front of you, smiling, looking them in the eye. All on its own, that is a whole different experience.”


Portland, Oregon “I kept running into great people and forming connections with people from the state of Oregon,” says Suarez, who moved to Portland just two months after September 11, 2001. Years of traveling has proven that “Portland is one of the most “neighborhoody” cities I have been to,” says Suarez. This funky city — with a vibrant Chinatown, a plethora of restaurants, and a music and art scene to compete with — has over 5,000 acres of forested parks and trails creating a connection to nature that is sustainable and accessible, even for those without a vehicle.

Forsyth Park’s most famous asset, the Forsyth Fountain, is modeled after the fountains found in Place de la Concorde in Cuzco, Peru. 7


Portland has come a long way from the pollution and urban decay that began to take hold in the 50s and 60s. Since then, the city has become an example of smart planning and sustainable growth. “Many people end up in Portland to be more connected to a healthier lifestyle and the outdoors,” says Suarez. Portland’s walkable score is another testament to the city’s dedication to creating a healthier space with happier people. “People here can get back to simpler living while being surrounded by various cultures, ways to think, and interesting people to meet,” notes Suarez.

Savannah, Georgia


Pubs and bars are lit with neon lights in the French Quarter. New Orleans is a combination of cultures, people, and styles that is best absorbed on foot.


Savannah’s history and Southern charm bring tourists and locals out of their homes and onto the lively streets to explore and relish in the city’s one-of-a-kind character. “Walking through a city fosters interaction, making the design and features become more vibrant and attractive because they are accessible,” according to Murphy, a native of Savannah, who has been working in real estate in the area since 2006. Founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, Savannah’s stories and legends fill the streets drawing in those who are lucky enough to experience the many squares. “The downtown historic district of Savannah offers a walkable environment for locals and visitors alike,” says Murphy. “The squares are shaded by live oak trees, showcase historical fountains and monuments, and are surrounded with charming historic homes, churches and inns.”

New Orleans, Louisiana



For Poche, who grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans, moving to the city was a given. “From the time I can remember walking through the French Quarter with my first-grade class … I knew I had to be part of that energy.” The city, located alongside the Mississippi River, is known for its lively culture, Mardi Gras and Jazz, but just the experience of walking down the street is enough to make you want to stay. “Unlike any other city in the U.S., New Orleans can be described as a mix between a European village and a Caribbean nation,” says Poche. “There’s a feeling in the city that is difficult to describe,” which is unsurprising considering the many cultures spread across the micro-neighborhoods, each one more animated than the next. “We are old, we are quirky, we are loud and fun,” boasts Poche. “It is unique in every sense.”

One of the many galleries and stores that offer arts and crafts in the Old Town district of Santa Fe. Galleries, storefronts, and restaurants draw visitors from their cars for an adventure.

Santa Fe, New Mexico “Pure magic,” are the words Liz Sheffield uses to describe her city. An associate broker for Keller Williams International — Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sheffield grew up vacationing in Colorado and fell in love with the lifestyle, clean

air and the backdrop of mountainous beauty. Connecting with the outdoors or tapping into your creative side is a given when visiting Santa Fe. Sheffield notes, “The many world-class art galleries and restaurants that are packed into

Whether it’s with a steaming cup of coffee or a fresh bundle of fruits and vegetables at a local market, Seattle entices visitors to stay for the long haul.


“You won’t find a better latte anywhere in the U.S,” prompts Todd, who for 10 years has lived and worked in Seattle, home to the first Starbucks. If the coffee isn’t enough to entice visitors to stop by, Seattle is also donned in natural beauty and vibrant culture, including museums, live music, and art, which is best experienced by foot. “Walking enhances your appreciation for everything your city has to offer,” says Todd. The outdoors — Discovery Park is 600 acres perched on a bluff with amazing views, a driftwood beach, and historic lighthouse — endless restaurants, live music, and museums are all easily accessible by walking or biking. “What makes the city truly special is that it’s very neighborhoodcentric. Most neighborhoods have their own village or downtown area that gives Seattle great walkability,” says Todd. “I would describe Seattle as the most pioneering, creative, picturesque city in America.”


Seattle, Washington


this small town is truly unique and amazing.” According to The City of Santa Fe website, “in 2005, Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City.” The essence of the city is only enhanced when wandering the eclectic streets on foot. “Walking allows you to see the features of a city up close and personal and Santa Fe has lots of interest in its historic architecture that invites the eye,” urges Sheffield.

Minneapolis, often overlooked, is the largest city in Minnesota with Lake Superior, the Falls of Saint Anthony, lively music and art scene, and much more to offer. “I’ve traveled extensively throughout Europe and other places around the world and I always come back to Minneapolis,” says Froid. Everything from the safe sidewalks, to the restaurants with outdoor seating, entices those passing by. “All of that creates a very friendly community. You’re out there seeing people enjoying meals and talking and even the food they’re eating,” adds Froid. “All of that makes up a walkable city, like Minneapolis.” Nature is seamlessly interwoven throughout the city, an important component for walkable cities. “I think the connection to nature is why people move here,” says Froid, explaining that she can be downtown or walking her dog through a forest in a matter of ten minutes. “There’s tons of nature that’s easily


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pedestrians cross the Mississippi RIver on the Stone Arch Bridge, a former railroad bridge at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis.

accessible. It’s not uncommon to see bald eagles flying downtown along the Mississippi River.” Throughout Minnesota, known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, visitors can’t help but notice the shoreline that is also a part of

the city, which isn’t lost on the locals. “The shoreline is one of my favorite things, and there’s a lot of it because of all of our lakes. Some people joke that we have more shoreline than California,” says Froid. 9


Why We Give By Marlene Ridgway

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Otto the cat once weighed as much as 36 pounds, but since being adopted in May 2012, he is becoming increasingly healthier.





Spayathon for Puerto Rico has helped battle the growing animal welfare crisis.

ou may find yourself leaning towards the “donate now” button or picking up a few extra canned goods for your local food drive and wonder what is it exactly that compels us to help others, even in times of hardship? The desire to give back is deeply rooted in our instincts and has become a continuous component of our traditions, and for some, a part of their everyday lives. Those who volunteer their time and resources — whether it’s a family that participates in an annual Breast Cancer Walk or a student who spends the weekend walking dogs at a local shelter — agree that there are endless reasons to give back. When asked what project or efforts stood out in his mind over the past year, Brad Kieserman, vice president of operations and logistics at The American Red Cross, remarked that there were just too many from which to choose. “We’re living in a time, this year in particular, where Americans have been faced with a historic number of disasters, so many that some

major ones were dwarfed in the media,” explains Kieserman, who notes that The American Red Cross steps in to help with everything from house fires to psychological first aid, especially in these areas that are experiencing reoccurring loss. In a world of technology, disasters around the world are brought right to the palms of our hands. We are getting a glimpse into the many hardships around the world, which has sparked an increased interest in giving back. In 2018, Americans made over $427 billion in charitable donations and 70 percent of that came from individuals. Thirty percent of the adult population in America volunteer their time to make a difference, according to Charitable Giving Statistics by National Philanthropic Trust. Whether it be donating blood, organizing a clothing drive, or writing a check, giving back creates a sense of community, strengthens our ability to empathize, and triggers the emotional portion of the brain to give us a sense of purpose outside of ourselves. Kitty Block, the CEO/president of The Humane Society in the United States and the

CEO of The Humane Society International, explains that giving back “helps shape who we are and how we view ourselves, and how we view the world. We are all busy, but there is a part of the soul that needs to be fed. It’s really about yourself and what you can bring to the table.” Most people volunteer their time or donate their resources due to the warm glow effect or the emotional reward of giving to others. This is the personal satisfaction of having “done the right thing.” But the desire to help goes far beyond surface feelings. Jonathan Reckford, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, notes that “giving back is a terrific source of instant gratification. When people volunteer with an organization that they are passionate about, they get the opportunity to help change someone’s life.” Kieserman similarly says, “People wake up and they realize that they want to do something meaningful. They look back on their lives and they want to do something that they’re passionate about.” Passion is what spurs action during times of reoccurring loss and a record number of disasters. 11



pure altruism results in action. “The best kind of donor is an educated donor. Figure out what moves you. We’re not all moved by the same things,” notes Block, who jokes that animal protection is in her blood. She was raised by a mother who believed that it wasn’t just enough to love animals, but that you have to get off the sidelines and do something. With a record number of disasters in the past few years, the need for volunteers has continued to grow. The Humane Society, The American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity International and countless other organizations, large and small, rely on the generosity of volunteers and donors to give back. “To me, giving back is recognizing that each of us, at one point, depends on each other. No one got where they are by themselves. No one is successful alone and no one should fail alone. Giving back is fundamentally recognizing that there’s very little that we do by ourselves,” says Kieserman.


Block explains that when people learn about an issue, she has seen them respond in one of two ways, “They either turn away or it wakes them up. When people start asking themselves, ‘what can I do?’ and ‘what impact can I have?’ that is when they take action. Kieserman adds, “There’s no special skill to help. Not all heroes wear capes.” Giving back is made up of small components that come together to create profound success. Block simplifies by adding, “You don’t have to think, am I going to change the world? Small actions can change everyday behaviors, and that’s what is so important.” “Pay attention to the things that gnaw at you. Those are the things that will move you to take action,” urges Reckford. Volunteering can be a way to gain professional experience, it can bulk up your resume or increase your social status, but when a volunteer or donor truly understands an issue, when they research and educate themselves about a problem that gnaws at them, that is when

“I’m always struck when people thank me for the opportunity to work hard on a Habitat home and I think it is

“If organizations want to

because it allows them to feel a sense of

raise money for a charitable

community that is too rare these days,”

cause, it is far better to

says Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.

appeal to the heart than to the head. Put another thinking, drive donations.”*



way, feelings, not analytical

* “Sympathy and Callousness: The Impact of Deliberative Thought on Donations to Identifiable and Statistical Victims,” by Deborah Small of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University; and Paul Slovic of Decision Research.

Holding the Keys By Jessica Ganga


estled on the mountain of Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colorado, Dercum’s Dash is a community of single-family homes that provides an idyllic location for true mountain living in the Rocky Mountains. “Keystone has something for everyone, at every age,” says Kellie Bernstein, Dercum’s Dash’s project designer and client liaison. Rated USA Today’s No. 1 family ski resort, Keystone Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Summit County and is spread across three peaks — Dercum’s Mountain, North Peak and the Outback. The resort boasts over 3,000 skiable acres where beginners and advanced skiers alike can experience all the seven-mile terrain has to offer. Founded by champion and U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame skier Max Dercum, his wife Edna and Bill Bergman in 1970, Keystone Resort began as a place where families and friends can enjoy sliding down “a snowy mountain on a pair of skis,” exactly how Dercum felt when he skied. Not only for avid skiers, Keystone offers activities and amenities for people to visit or reside all year round, making it a premier destination in Colorado. During the off-season, visitors and residents can bike, play tennis, hike

and fish. Another bonus of the resort is its location. Along with it being in close proximity to the state’s capital, Denver, Keystone is less than five miles away from Arapahoe Basin or A-Basin, the first ski area co-founded by Dercum. According to Bernstein, this extends the skiing season well into June. The resort is also close to another well-known ski area, Breckenridge, “so when you feel like being in the crowds, it’s easy to go skiing there for a day,” and go home to your quiet and cozy gem in Dercum’s Dash, Kellie Bernstein explains. Offering 24 residences, Dercum’s Dash is a mountainside community that sits alongside White River Run National Forest, with each home featuring stunning architecture and design, led by Crestwood Construction and Kellie’s husband, David Bernstein. “Each home’s unique details work in harmony to achieve the feeling of a well-thought-out community,” he says. “The homes are distinct and different, but blend aesthetically while situated to capture breathtaking views.” Each home includes a signature heated “Colorado Room” with a gas

fireplace. Interior amenities include two-sided, two-story stone fireplaces, painted or stained wood ceilings, stone floors, and custom-made cabinetry, to name a few. Dercum’s Dash is the only single-family subdivision in the area offering ski-in/ski-out, according to David Bernstein. Residents can reach the Summit Express chair lift, River Run and Gondola by a path that can be accessed directly from the subdivision. Add in the year-round activities, and it becomes clear that the opportunities at Keystone Resort and Dercum’s Dash are, as Kellie Bernstein says, “exclusive, special and once-in-a-lifetime.” 13


2 SAMOSET COURT ROGERS Absolutely stunning French- and Swiss-influenced manor with 15,000 square feet, located on the 18th hole of Pinnacle Golf Course, host of the annual LPGA NWA Championship. This breathtaking home is built upon a one-half-acre lot that boasts truly impressive views in all directions. From the large 2nd-story balconies to the covered 4th-story patio, you can overlook the 12th, 14th and signature 15th island holes. Inside, you will find 8 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths, plus 2 large master suites with jacuzzis and bidets. With aged travertine and hand-scraped wood floors, stone columns and capitals, aged marble, wrought-iron stairs, high ceilings, large antique furniture and fireplaces, this home radiates luxury living.


MIKE DULEY & CODY DULEY Keller Williams Market Pro Realty, The Duley Group Mike@HergGroup.com • 479.586.HOME Cody@TheDuleyGroup.com • 479.530.1012 14

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1502 AVENIDA DE APRISA CAMARILLO This 5,028-square-foot, custom-built estate sits on over 1 acre of land. Spectacular views throughout, while utmost privacy and tranquility abound. The open floor plan on the 1st floor opens to a great room adjacent to a formal dining room, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes a media/game room with a fireplace, powder room, an office with a private bath and laundry room. Upstairs, there are 4 en suite bedrooms and numerous custom touches. Outdoors, there is a built-in barbecue, koi pond and viewing terraces for year-long entertaining. Centrally located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara with easy access to the 101 and 118 freeways, Metro Link rail and an airport for private aircraft. Convenient to Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club, come and enjoy year-round Mediterranean weather. Life is good at 1502 Avenida de Aprisa. $1,899,000

REBECA ELLIOTT Keller Williams Realty West Ventura County www.CamarilloFineHomes.com • www.spanishhillshomes.com Rebeca@RebecaRealtor.com • 805.377.3100 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



2 ASCONA TERRACE RANCHO MIRAGE Exceptional in every way. Design, detail, craftsmanship, artistry and views of incredible, unobstructed mountains’ majesties are yours everyday. A modern Spanish design home with intricate details, from crown moldings to new travertine tile floors, offers an attached 2-bedroom casita. Other features include rich woods, custom window treatments, a temperature-controlled wine room, landscape artistry, and energy efficiency with owned solar, 4 HVAC zones and 3 evaporative coolers. Centrally located in a multi-million-dollar estate neighborhood.


241 ORION WAY BIG BEAR LAKE Enjoy ski slope and mountain views from this beautiful Castle Glen Estates home. Upgrades include an outdoor fire pit, landscaped yard, covered gazebo, boat parking, rear deck with motorized awning, steam shower in the master bath, wired for surround sound, dream kitchen with walk-in pantry, and more. Vaulted ceilings and large windows help to let the light in. Bonus game room could be used as an additional bedroom/guest quarters. There is a wet bar and wine cellar in the game room area. Lots of custom features! $1,399,000

MICHAEL HILGENBERG Keller Williams Realty Palm Springs • CalDRE# 00938044 www.servingpalmsprings.com • michaelchilgenberg@gmail.com • 760.770.1555 16

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3594 MULTIVIEW DRIVE LOS ANGELES The home sold for $405,000 over asking in 8 days. Remarkable Mid-Century Modern home built in 1959 and designed by Architect Newell Taylor Reynolds (Welton Becket and Associates) for himself and his wife, famed dancer Bella Lewitzky. Reynolds later added a 30-foot-by-36-foot dance studio to the home for Lewitzky. This home is not only architecturally significant, but is also important to the history of dance theater in Los Angeles. The home features dramatic head-on views of Universal Studios, as well as 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity. www.3594Multiview.com

DAVID HITT & RONALD SHORE REALTORS The Shore/Hitt Real Estate Network, Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz David@RonAndDavid.com • D. 818.422.1702 • DRE# 01210537 Shore.Ronald@gmail.com • R. 310.339.3094 • DRE# 01487451 www.RonAndDavid.com Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.





BRENTWOOD This 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath, 5,737-square foot designer Brentwood stunner makes life on the Westside sweeter. Features include a 2-story entry, gourmet kitchen with center island and adjacent family room, library, master bedroom with fireplace, sitting room, and a spa-style master bath. 11,197-square-foot lot.

MALIBU Skip the 3- to 4- year wait for plans and permits, start building this entertainer’s paradise immediately after closing! Designed by acclaimed architect Doug Burdge and situated on a 1.56-acre, ocean-view lot. Build a Malibu compound at $7,495,000 for land, plans and permits or $18,995,000 for completed/built (fully customizable).





LA JOLLA This 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 6,931-square-foot, gated La Jolla trophy estate integrates indoor-outdoor living while providing all of today’s luxury amenities, including a pool/spa, gym area, sauna, solarium, eat-in chef’s kitchen, and magnificent master bedroom with ocean views. 35,351-square-foot lot.

LOS ANGELES The Residences at Ritz-Carlton, L.A. Live, is the crown jewel of DTLA living. This 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,894-square-foot unit showcases views of the Pacific, the Hollywood sign, and a glittering carpet of city lights 31 floors below. Rooftop, saltwater pool. Steps away from the Staples Center.



JEFF YARBROUGH REALTOR L.A. Luxe Group at Keller Williams Beverly Hills www.LALuxeGroup.com • Jeff@LALuxeGroup.com • 323.854.4300 18

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RANCHO PALOS VERDES This magnificent 7,848-square-foot estate offers 5 bedroom suites and 7 baths, all on a 22,764-square-foot lot. Enjoy spectacular views in the beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. Jaw-dropping views of Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Los Verdes Golf Club, Terranea Resort and more.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES Situated in a coveted neighborhood on a 22,644square-foot lot, this brand new 5,334-square-foot home boasts detail and quality. Features include 5 bedrooms, 2 of them masters, 7 baths, and views of Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and the Canyon from most areas of the home.





PALOS VERDES ESTATES In the heart of Malaga Cove, this estate with over 3,700 square feet boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, and panoramic views of Queen’s Necklace and the coastline. Other features include a large family room with wet bar, a view deck, tiered garden and a massive 3-car garage.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in sought-after Wallace Ranch, this ocean-view home was originally built in 1990 and offers 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and 4,354 square feet of living space on a 10,044-square-foot lot. Other features include a gourmet kitchen and veranda.



STEPHEN HAW Keller Williams Realty Palos Verdes www.StephenHaw.com • skh8828@gmail.com • 310.503.9886 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



4093 DENVERTON ROAD SUISUN CITY Sweeping vistas, spectacular sunsets and ample breathing room await! Enter the expansive front gates, traverse the circular driveway and arrive at your private 20-acre equestrian estate. Appreciate this sprawling 4,100-square-foot home with a Western bar, shuffleboard room, sparkling backyard pool and separate guest quarters. Enjoy the manicured ranch grounds with a riding arena and fenced pastures along with the Sacramento Delta lifestyle of water sports, fishing and duck hunting. Navigate the San Francisco Bay area from the luxury of your private helipad. Goats not included.


MARIANNE BORDOGNA BROKER ASSOCIATE Keller Williams Realty Danville Marianne@MarianneBordogna.com • DRE #01008161 • 925.202.5508 20

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231 CLIFFCASTLE COURT SAN RAMON Breathtaking panoramic views await! Constructed in 2013, this highly sought-after home perched within the prestigious gated community of Norris Canyon Estates features vaulted ceilings and dramatic windows, capturing the picturesque vistas of Historic Mt. Diablo, San Ramon Valley and California’s Rolling Hills. Where state-of-the-art technology meets luxury, this home offers Tesla Home Batteries, Solar System, car chargers and richly appointed upgrades throughout. San Ramon, voted one of America’s favorite cities to live in, adds to the desirability of this gem situated in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, renowned Bishop Ranch Business Park, award-winning schools, dining, retail, and convenient access to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Peninsula as well as international airports and transportation. Truly pristine…inside and out! $1,899,000

ANNESTELLE MAES Keller Williams Realty, The Maes Group www.TheMaesGroup • annestelle@themaesgroup.com • 925.855.6448 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



348 COUNTY ROAD 21 CIMARRON There is no other way to describe this property other than fabulous! A grand, timber Colorado home of excellent craftsmanship is perched at the top of its own little mountain and surrounded by 35 acres boasting unique and unobstructed views of Sheep Mountain, Uncompahgre Peak and the Cimarron Valley. A very open floor plan features a large great room with stone fireplace, a kitchen built for a chef with soap stone countertops, a breakfast bar, and lots of storage. A separate dining area and all-in-one open space looks out to the exceptional outdoor space that includes a covered patio with plenty of family or entertainment areas with another stone gas fireplace. Sit and enjoy beautiful Colorado sunsets. The master suite and one guest room is on the main level. Upstairs is an office area to work from home and a bedroom to accommodate 4 to 6 people. Lots of storage everywhere you look! $1,600,000

973 POSEY ROAD PLACERVILLE Splendid! Fabulous! Magnificent! These are perfect words used to describe this 35-acre parcel sitting at the top of Wilson Mesa. It has 360-degree views of the San Juan Mountain range located in Southwest Colorado. Only 20 minutes from world-class skiing and the year-round destination town of Telluride. Don’t miss year-round access to an exceptional building site with electricity, a domestic well, septic and a 2,200-gallon


underground water reservoir, all installed. The perfect spot for your dream home!

BECKIE PENDERGRASS LUXURY/MEGA AGENT Keller Williams Colorado West Realty www.mountaingroupproperties.com • bpcornerstone@gmail.com facebook.com/themountaingroup • 970.275.1256 22

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Where Luxury is a Lifestyle After travelling around the world and working in Dubai, the Caribbean and Europe, Daniela DeMeillac followed her dream and made the Vail Valley her home. She has a Master’s Degree and strong background in accounting and finance, vast knowledge of the Vail Valley and a great passion for the Rocky Mountains lifestyle. An avid skier and a loving mother of two boys, Daniela will be your local, honest and reliable guide in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. She is fluent in five languages and an expert in relocation! Awarded with numerous sales awards and recognitions.

Keller Williams Mountain Properties www.ownvailvalleyrealestate.com danielademeillac.kw@gmail.com 970.390.4859

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Vail | Beaver Creek, Colorado


wn a piece of nirvana in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains! Whether you choose Vail or Beaver Creek, you will experience once-in-a-lifetime luxury and serenity. World-class skiing, exquisite dining, shopping and entertainment await you. Your ultimate year-round mountain retreat is only two hours away from Denver and twenty minutes from Eagle Airport. The legendary Back Bowls are famous among skiers worldwide and span over 3,000 acres, not to mention the summer mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and climbing. Welcome home!


6453 E IDA AVENUE GREENWOOD VILLAGE Luxurious interior living and exterior entertainment spaces are brought together in the “Micceli,” a one-of-a-kind Tuscan-inspired villa located in the coveted Greenwood Hills neighborhood. The 8,535-square-foot estate spans nearly an acre on a corner lot. Imagine celebrating in one of the 5 outdoor living spaces, which include an outdoor kitchen. The main floor inspires with a classic, circular staircase in the 2-story turret foyer. All the bedrooms are en suite. The master beckons hours of relaxation with a conservatory, cozy fireplace, plus a Jacuzzi tub, steam shower, and a large dressing room. Featuring a dramatic 2-story, vaulted-ceiling formal living room and a chef’s kitchen with a Wolf range. Enjoy the custom wine cellar in the expansive walk-out basement with tasting table and a bonus speakeasy-style, secret sliding window for access to case storage. www.6453eIdaAvenue.com $2,400,000

ERIN BRUMLEVE Keller Williams Realty Downtown Denver, Innov8 Properties innov8properties-denver.com • e.brumleve@kw.com • 303.681.7913 24

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SARASOTA This spectacular, custom-designed home offers 2 full master suites, each with their own private terrace, and 3 guest suites for visiting family or friends. Pulling into your oversized 2-car garage, you proudly view your custom front faรงade stonework where a warm ambience awaits you.

SARASOTA With your very own deeded beach easement just a few steps away, you can enjoy the beautiful Florida sunsets every night. The 2nd floor boasts 2 master suites with en suite baths. Both master suites have private balconies facing west. The open-concept living/dining room is perfect for entertaining!





SARASOTA Rare opportunity to own this custom-built bayfront home with amazing views! This stunning estate features over 11,000 square feet and is uniquely positioned on 2.26 acres. Other features include 8 bedrooms, 6.5 baths and private in-law quarters with a kitchen, laundry room, and much more.

SARASOTA Completely remodeled home in an enclave West of the Trail. This home offers living and dining rooms, a master suite, guest bedroom, updated bath, and more. Water access with a pedestrian easement to Cedar Bayou Cove. The deeded, offsite shared dock is available for purchase as well!.



BRANDY COFFEY LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER, ABR, CIPS, CLHMS, CRS, RSPS, TRC Keller Williams Island Life Real Estate www.brandycoffey.com โ ข 941.404.4737 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



10214 E. TRAILS END ROAD FLORAL CITY Multi-generational family estate is gated and fenced with 25 acres of pasture and 2 homes totaling 4 bedrooms and 5 baths! The main house, set on 10-plus acres, is listed for $650,000. It was updated in 2011 with a gourmet cook’s kitchen, custom-designed for function and convenience. The architectural design includes stone accents, cedar ceilings, a stone fireplace, lit deco shelves, crown molding, skylights and more. The pool deck features a 6-foot-deep, heated saltwater pool and spa. The guesthouse, set on 14-plus acres, has recently undergone a full remodel and the price is yet to be determined. Features include 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large kitchen and a stone fireplace. $650,000

591 E GILCHRIST COURT HERNANDO An entertainer’s dream. Enjoy this like-new 3-bedroom, 3-bath, plus office home with an inground pool overlooking the golf course. Natural light pours through the many windows overlooking the pool and golf course. The guest wing or in-law suite has pocket doors for complete privacy. Fully updated in 2018 with polished travertine flooring, marble, granite, new appliances, wet bar with a wine fridge, tray ceilings and more.


RUTH SQUIRES LUXURY LISTING SPECIALIST Keller Williams Elite Partners II www.resluxurygroup.com • realtor@RuthSquires.com • 352.476.3303 26

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FLORENCIA - THE COLONY GOLF AND BAY CLUB Enjoy sunsets overlooking Estero Bay! This bright home includes an updated kitchen and custom furnishings. Spectacular lanai with bay and golf course view. $849,000

MIROMAR LAKES A rare opportunity in an exclusive neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club. This home includes 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, a wine cellar, library, media room and more. $4,150,000


23750 VIA TREVI WAY, #1504

NAPLES CAY Beachfront condo with waterfront sunset views! This 2-bedroomplus-den home sleeps 6 comfortably! Great investment with history of weekly rental income, or can be your own beachfront getaway! Coming Soon

TREVISO - THE COLONY GOLF AND BAY CLUB Enjoy views of the Gulf, Bay and fairways from the 15th floor. The floor-to-ceiling, wraparound balcony and 2 additional balconies make this Contemporary home hard to beat! $1,395,000



GULF HARBOUR YACHT AND COUNTY CLUB This custom-built home is located in an exclusive gated community, marina and golf course! The open floor plan is perfect for comfortable living or entertaining family and friends. $999,000

LAS PALMAS - THE COLONY GOLF AND BAY CLUB This Mediterranean home has been professionally decorated to offer a desirable, single-family home. This 3bedroom, 3.5-bath pool home is ideal with views overlooking the lake. $999,000

RENEE MOORE The Renee Team

• Keller Williams Elite Realty TheReneeTeam@gmail.com • 239.281.4794

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461 E ROYAL FLAMINGO DRIVE SARASOTA This 5,200-square-foot residence, inspired by West Indies design, is the newest addition to the exclusive island community of Bird Key. The brandnew estate will boast 5 en suite bedrooms, including a master suite on each floor, a full catering kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, an elevator, outdoor terrace with kitchen, pool with sun shelf and spa, and private dock with access to 100 feet of water frontage. Completion scheduled Fall 2020. $3,950,000

3850 TANGIER TERRACE SARASOTA San Remo Estates is a waterfront community on Sarasota’s mainland, surrounding a protected basin with deep sailboat water. This 6,000-square-foot architectural masterpiece is being built on the largest lot in the community and will feature 5 en suite bedrooms, a study, an elevator, 2 covered terraces, and a 1st-floor owner’s suite like no other, with dual walk-in closets, a full dressing room, and a spa-like master bath with a private outdoor shower. $6,500,000

1765 FLOYD STREET SARASOTA This Coastal Craftsman-inspired design is set to begin construction in the most sought-after area “West of the Trail” in Sarasota, known for its proximity to the waterfront, Southside Village shopping, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The 3,700-square-foot main house will feature 4 en suite bedrooms, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, an elevator, and a separate guest/pool house that affords unlimited options for hosting and entertaining. $2,195,000

DAVID & TONI ZARGHAMI REALTORS®/OWNERS Zarghami Group, Keller Williams Classic Group ZarghamiGroup.com David@ZarghamiGroup.com • 941.404.9860 28

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1301 PANFERIO DRIVE PENSACOLA BEACH This exquisite Sound-front home located on Pensacola Beach will dazzle you with inspiring sunset views and relaxing coastal charm. Enjoy a short walk to the beautiful white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast and all Pensacola Beach has to offer such as ample dining and entertainment options. Relax on the back deck while enjoying your private pool or enjoy a day of kayaking/paddle boarding while catching a glimpse of dolphins at play. $1,599,000

2156 RESERVATION ROAD GULF BREEZE This private estate resides on Pensacola Bay, in Northwest Florida. This home offers infinite sunset views, ample entertaining space and a gated entry. You’ll enjoy multi-tiered levels of outdoor living areas and an infinity pool. Built on a bluff with steel frame construction, this home was built with no expense spared. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle with access to 3 bodies of water for all of your boating desires. Conveniently located minutes to beautiful white sand beaches. $2,150,000

3050 SCENIC HIGHWAY 98, UNIT 2 DESTIN This Gulf-front townhome is nestled in the heart of Destin in Crystal Beach. Enjoy endless sunsets while relaxing on the extended deck or right down in the sand. The 3-story townhome offers a studio with kitchenette downstairs, the main living area on the 2nd floor and Gulf-front master suite and additional bedroom on the 3rd floor. This unit is currently an income property producing upwards of $130K annually. Come live and play! $1,450,000

TRAVIS TALLEY BROKER ASSOCIATE Keller Williams Realty Gulf Coast D. 850.490.1519 • O. 850.916.5800 • TravisTralley@KWLuxuryHomes.com 30


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Welcome to the Gulf Coast www.propertyonthegulfcoast.com 850.916.5800

REALTY Each office is independently owned and operated.


he Talley Group is made up of people who love what they do and push to be the best advocates for each client they work with. From the administrative staff to the agents, they are fiercely committed to achieving their client’s individual real estate goals. Ongoing training in all areas of the real estate industry and extensive knowledge of the local market sets them apart from the norm. The objective is always to exceed expectations by providing the highest level of service with absolute integrity. The Talley Group is personally invested in each property and client to ensure that no detail is overlooked. Travis leads the team with a focus on excellent service and a passion for what he does. He is part of the leadership team at his brokerage and is a luxury and investment specialist. Heather is the listing manager and has an eye for style. She is able to maximize her client’s profits through staging, decluttering and renovation projects. As a Military Relocation Specialist, she understands that military families handle change like no other. She is able to facilitate quick transactions with minimal stress. Sadie is a talented agent that is licensed in both Florida and Alabama. She is able to consult on multiple markets and understands the markets for real estate that fronts the unique bodies of water that span the Gulf Coast.




Santa Rosa Beach/30A | Destin/Miramar Beach | Pensacola Beach/Navarre Beach Gulf Breeze | Pensacola | Orange Beach/Gulf Shores The Talley Group uses proven listing and buying programs to ensure each client knows all of their options and is able to make informed decisions. Behind the scenes, the Director of Operations oversees the whole process to make sure each client gets results. Using the latest technology available in the real estate industry, the Director of Client Services works to match buyers and sellers, while the Transaction Coordinator is an expert at guiding buyers and sellers through the under contract stage to a successful closing. With over 20 years experience, this top producing team is committed to excellence in all aspects of your real estate transaction. Join the Talley Group family and experience the difference.


151 CRANDON BOULEVARD, #340, KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149 Just reduced! Light and bright 2-bedroom, 2-bath remodeled home with a great open living space in the heart of Key Biscayne. This unit has an ample terrace that faces the tennis courts and garden. Great building for families with direct beach access, a private pool and gym, oceanfront pool with al fresco dining. Close to shops and restaurants and walking distance to Crandon Park.


LINDA ERICE CLHMS Keller Williams Realty International Lifestyles www.theericegroup.com • 786.229.7876 • llillo@kw.com


10639 NW 54 STREET, DORAL, FL 33178

This luxury family home is located in a nook of Coral Gables near markets and the Granada Golf courses. The interior features 4 bedrooms, 3 full remodeled baths, beautiful wood floors, a new roof, impact windows, a new kitchen, and more.

Look at this spacious property in the gated community of Doral Sands. Features include 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, an additional room/ den/office, a formal dining area and an open-concept gourmet kitchen.



ILIANE DAUTREPPE CLHMS Keller Williams Realty International Lifestyles www.ilianedautreppe.com • 305.318.5970 • idautreppe@kw.com 32

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LUXURY VACATION RENTAL — 2932 N ATLANTIC BOULEVARD LAUDERDALE BEACH This luxurious 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath rental estate features almost a half acre of lush landscaped property directly on 100 feet of sand in the exclusive area of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The oceanfront home is located in a private neighborhood and offers sweeping ocean views from almost every room. This recently renovated Mid-Century Modern, 2-story design features 2 master suites, a game room, outdoor ping pong, and 2 family rooms. Priced from $17,500



POMPANO BEACH Enjoy 3 levels of ocean views with bright living and dining areas and balconies/patios on every level, 100 feet on the sand. Gorgeous views of the lighthouse in a quiet neighborhood. Priced from $15,000

LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA Bring your boat to this new construction, 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home. Beautiful water views from almost every room. Great outdoor entertainment area – perfect for boat watching. Priced from $7,000

LUXURY VACATION RENTAL — 2760 N ATLANTIC BOULEVARD LAUDERDALE BEACH Enjoy this newly remodeled 6-bedroom, 8-bath home with majestic direct ocean views from common areas downstairs and the master bedroom. This home was built in the Italian style, centered around the southern exposure pool where the guest suites have a balcony overlooking the pool with lovely trade winds and partial ocean views. Absolute luxury in every detail, 50 feet directly on Lauderdale Beach, with just 49 homes. Priced from $15,000

DEBBIE WYSOCKI REALTOR®, GRI, CLHMS, CIPS, CERTIFIED DIVORCE SPECIALIST Keller Williams Realty Professionals • 954.579.5720 FloridaLuxuryHomesGroup.com • Debbie@FloridaLuxuryHomesGroup Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



11980 LONGWOOD GREEN DRIVE WELLINGTON Nestled in the prestigious Palm Beach Polo and Country Club on one of the most private and desirable streets awaits your dream home! Modern, elegant and spacious; no expense was spared on this completely renovated home. From the new roof to the impact doors and windows, full home generator, new pool, spa and covered patio with motorized screens, this home has everything you are looking for and more. The home can be sold with the perfectly suited furniture if the buyer desires. Come and discover all this gem has to offer!


11381 LONG MEADOW DRIVE WELLINGTON This one-of-a-kind, custom estate home is located on an oversized, private cul-de-sac lot in the prestigious Palm Beach Polo and Country Club. The sprawling floor plan showcases 6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, a gourmet kitchen and bar area perfect for entertaining. All living areas open to a tranquil resort-style backyard paradise, complete with a summer kitchen, heated pool and spa, cabana bath, and fully fenced-in yard. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the seasons in Florida! Just minutes away from all equestrian venues and some of the most spectacular golf courses, dining and beaches in South Florida.


JENNIFER DRAHAN & BETSY KEISER REALTOR & BROKER ASSOCIATE Keller Williams Realty Wellington, The Drahan-Keiser Team www.drahankeiser.com Jen@DrahanKeiser.com • 281.851.7248 Betsy@DrahanKeiser.com • 561.644.0438 34

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1200 S.E. ATLANTIC DRIVE HYPOLUXO ISLAND Perfectly situated on 150 feet of an east-facing, Intracoastal deep-water alcove to catch the cool ocean breezes, this award-winning estate brings together the beauty of Old World design and state-of-the-art technology. An amazing opportunity for boating, sportfishing and watersport enthusiasts to pursue their passion via the new 270-foot Trex pier and dock with 2 boat lifts, a double jet ski lift, floating dock and more. Offering over 7,300 square feet of elegant living space including 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths with a separate guesthouse, this exquisite property, custom built in 2004, offers the ultimate in lifestyle and entertaining. Walking-distance location to the beach and renowned Le Coquille Club and Eau Spa & Resort. www.1200SEatlantic.com


LORI CALVO CEO, JOSE CALVO CFO & SUE KULL SALES AGENT Keller Williams Preferred Partners, The Calvo Group lori@thecalvogrouphomes.com • suekull@kw.com 561.951.7582 • 561.345.4979 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



13901 RIVOLI COURT PALM BEACH GARDENS Luxurious Florida living in prestigious Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club. Situated on a private corner lot, live amongst scenic golf course vistas and enchanting water views. This beautiful home sits in a quiet cul-de-sac on just under a quarter of an acre and boasts a serene yard with water views from 2 sides. Offering 5 bedrooms and 5 full and 1 half baths, this home presents a wonderful opportunity for you to customize each space to reflect your own personal tastes. The main living room is spacious and bright with sliding doors leading out to the pool, offering the best of indoor-outdoor living.




2860 LE BATEAU DRIVE PALM BEACH GARDENS Tucked back on a coveted lot in the prestigious golf community of Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club, this estate offers over 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space, 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. The pinnacle in luxury living, this estate includes 260 feet of water frontage, a 50-foot dock with boat lift, 4.5-car garage and separate guesthouse. Fabulous spaces for entertaining include a living room with fireplace, exquisite hand-painted formal dining room, custom chef’s kitchen and more. The exquisite master suite includes his and hers baths and walk-in closets plus a den/office with pool access.


JAMES TORRANCE & DAVID VEIS Keller Williams Preferred Partners, The Torrance Group jamestorrance3@gmail.com • 561.307.1169 dveis@kw.com • 561.801.9481 www.thetorrancegroup.com 36

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Experience and Results. As a resident of Boca Raton, Florida for over 20 years, luxury broker Stephan Meyer of Keller Williams Realty Services has seen and experienced the Palm Beach and Broward Counties shift and grow. Stephan moved from Paris, France in 1996 and created the Meyer Global Group whose main focus is Luxury and Commercial real estate. There is a direct correlation between the two specializations and a high demand for both luxury and commercial real estate by many wealthy global and local fortunes. Stephan is the co-founder of the Keller Williams France franchise, which is the direct result of his extensive global network and reputation.

The Meyer Global Group at Keller Williams Services www.MeyerGlobalGroup.com Stephan@MeyerGlobalGroup.com +1 561.372.6009

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P. A .

Palm Beach County | Broward County


tephan specializes in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Located just north of Miami along the East Coast of Florida, both counties grow continuously and offer some of the most luxurious and pristine properties and amenities in the entire world. With very advantageous personal and business taxes, a multitude of investment opportunities, and three international ports and airports, Palm Beach and Broward Counties are a convenient paradise for the wealthiest people in the world. Powered by one of the largest real estate companies in the world, The Meyer Global Group can serve you at the highest level for all of your luxury and commercial transactions.


5661 SW ORCHID BAY DRIVE PALM CITY Gorgeous, 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 3-car garage pool home on over half of an acre in the gated community of Orchid Bay, featuring a separate 1,174-square-foot guesthouse! Features include amazing outdoor living space and lush landscaping that offers complete privacy around your pool. Full accordion shutters provide total storm protection, and there’s even a safe room ... the list goes on. The spacious guest bedrooms each feature large walk-in closets. The guesthouse has a full kitchen, bath, and spacious open room for a living area, office, or workshop. Located just steps from the community tennis courts and lakefront park. This warm, inviting home has family written all over it. Move-in ready! Offered at $750,000

8691 SOMERSET ISLAND WAY JUPITER Stunning, Mediterranean 5-bedroom, 6-full- and 1-half-bath home on over half an acre in the exclusive gated waterfront community of The Islands Of Jupiter. The large infinity-edge pool overlooks beautiful landscaping and the Loxahatchee River with close access to the Intracoastal and Jupiter Inlet. Deepwater dockage can accommodate a 40-plus-foot boat on the 28,000-pound elevator lift in addition to a 6,000-pound lift for your smaller bay boat. Located just minutes from Jupiter’s finest waterfront restaurants by water. A separate guest home on the property offers your friends complete privacy of their own.

Sold by Dave for $2,250,000

DAVE GATES Keller Williams Realty Treasure Coast www.HomesOfTreasureCoast.com • DaveGatesRE@gmail.com O. 772.834.0590 • C. 954.560.5058 38

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QUAIL HOLLOW EQUESTRIAN PALM CITY FARMS Quail Hollow Equestrian is a boutique horse boarding and training facility in Palm City Farms, Florida. The area is known for its “old Florida” lifestyle with easy access to commuter highways, dining, shopping, and top-rated Martin County schools. This fenced and cross-fenced 19acre property spans 3 parcels comprised of a turn key boarding facility, covered arena, paddocks, open pasture and ponds.


4040 NE JOE’S POINT ROAD HUTCHINSON ISLAND, STUART Incomparable waterfront location with a backyard dock and private beach for under $450 per square foot at Joe’s Point, a secure, gated community with only 49 residences situated on a private peninsula. This contemporary bi-level pool home is designed for entertaining with upper- and lower-level living areas, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and a Viking kitchen with gas stove, cooktop, double wall ovens, and more.


10568 SW WHOOPING CRANE WAY PALM CITY One-of-a-kind, builder’s own, custom pool home in Cobblestone at Palm City! This property has all the upgrades, including Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, an Italian granite kitchen, and all-wood cabinetry, along with tray ceilings and double-crown moldings. Enjoy panoramic golf views from the living area that opens to a spacious covered patio overlooking the pool, spa, and expansive stone deck.


ERIC SLIFKIN & BILL GILMOUR Keller Williams Realty Treasure Coast Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists PrimeFloridaHomes.com • Info@PrimeFloridaHomes.com O. 772.419.0400 • T. 888.288.1765 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



6001 BIRD ISLAND DRIVE LADY LAKE Own your own private island! Enjoy unsurpassed privacy and beauty as you enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise over the lake. Bird Island is a 51-acre island with a home located in Lake Griffin on the Harris Chain of Lakes. Just across the lake is Emeralda Marsh, which is over 10,000 acres and is designated as a National Natural Landmark, meaning your island view will never be anything but Florida nature at its best. Bird Island is located less than 60 miles from Orlando International Airport, Disney World, and more!


2109 GRAND AVENUE DELAND This French country estate was carefully designed and built with the finest finishes and amenities intended for luxury living. Perfectly sited on 6.5 acres, this home delivers striking design elements, detailed millwork and architectural flair throughout the property. Included is an exquisite outdoor oasis with screen enclosed sparkling, gunite heated saltwater pool and stunning outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Incredibly constructed, the 4,300-square-foot workshop includes a 1-ton, 2nd-floor hoist, 5 commercial-grade garage doors and more! This home is convenient to Orlando, and the beaches! Truly a must see!


CASSIE LAMOUREUX REALTOR, CIPS, PMN, AHWD Lamoureux Group at Keller Williams Classic Realty Lamoureuxgroup@gmail.com • www.myfloridagoodlife.com 407.432.9180 40

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1228 WINDSOR HARBOR DRIVE JACKSONVILLE This sophisticated home, designed by Kevin Gray, is located on a private, double waterfront lot with over 300 feet of frontage. Spanning over 10,000 square feet, this luxurious residence encompasses an indoor-outdoor lifestyle like no other. Upon passing through the opulent entry, a tropical oasis awaits in the courtyard, complete with a 120-foot heated, beachside entry pool. The voluminous, interior layout was created for entertaining. Anchored by the palatial-sized family room, the main home features an executive-style chef’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, an elegant formal dining room, large office, children’s study area, entertainment zone, and a home theater. $3,175,000

CC UNDERWOOD Keller Williams Jacksonville Realty CC@sellingwithcc.com • www.sellingwithcc.com • 904.304.7005 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



2600 S OCEAN BOULEVARD, #19-C BOCA RATON This spacious 19th-floor unit with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and expansive ocean views from the large balcony, kitchen and living room, plus city views from the bedrooms, is the perfect beach retreat. From the moment you enter the elegant lobby and are greeted by the friendly concierge team, then directed to a private elevator that takes you to only 2 apartments per floor, you can feel the quality of this outstanding complex. Features include marble floors throughout the unit and terrace, crown molding, impact doors and windows, remodeled sleek kitchen and baths, a luxurious master suite with an oversized, custom closet and bath, plus a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and tennis. $1,190,000

1500 S OCEAN BOULEVARD, #704 BOCA RATON Welcome to your ‘’Sandcastle’’ in the sky. Direct oceanfront, luxury building with forever views of the magnificent Atlantic. This recently remodeled unit features a dream kitchen that has been redesigned with custom, 2-toned cabinetry, crown molding, granite counters, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler and a breakfast bar. Spacious master suite has a large, customized walk-in closet, dressing area, beautiful spa-style bath with lighted quartz counters, dual sinks and an oversized shower. Other features include large porcelain tile floors in living areas, wood floors in bedrooms, and 2 large balconies to enjoy both ocean and city views. Desirable concierge/doorman building with elegant lobby, fitness center, cafe, pools, steam and sauna. $1,500,000

GAIL BASS Keller Williams Realty Boca Raton, The Bass Group www.BassGroup.com • Sales@BassGroup.com • 561.218.1230 42

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11536 LAKE BUTLER BOULEVARD WINDERMERE Enjoy 550 feet of uninterrupted waterfront views from the veranda of your Southern estate. A grand façade and sweeping lake views welcome you home in this 5-bedroom, 8-bath, 8,200-square-foot estate — the perfect place for entertaining and enjoying the beauty of Central Florida’s lakes. This home features grand entertainment spaces, soaring ceilings, en suite baths for each bedroom and is easily accessible to all of the best Orlando has to offer. $3,595,000

LINDA SITEK & STEVEN RITZ Keller Williams Winter Park Realty www.abodehometeam.com • linda@abodehometeam.com • 407.963.6544

2520 PEARL FOWLER ROAD CUMMING A farmhouse feel with designer details and custom built by Ecraft Homes for efficiency and unique charm, this home is nestled in the suburbs of Atlanta. The main floor features an open living plan. Other features include custom cabinets with high-end appliances. Three sets of French doors open onto an oversized deck perfect for entertaining. Boasts timeless finishes and reclaimed antique pieces that add originality. $775,000

CHRISTY SCALLY ASSOCIATE BROKER Keller Williams Realty Community Partners www.kellerwilliamsforsyth.com • Christy@AgentScally.com C. 404.660.2919 • O. 678.341.7400 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



1232 DUBLIN DRIVE THE FORD PLANTATION Antebellum masterpiece at The Ford Plantation. Located on the banks of the Ogeechee River just outside Savannah, this is a family compound reminiscent of The Main House that Henry and Clara Ford once called home. The home is located on 3.94 acres of gorgeous land, perfectly landscaped with centuries-old live oaks and includes a waterfront section on the river. The compound consists of 3 main buildings. The central main house is a spacious 4-bedroom mansion, with porches on all 4 sides of the home, giving residents every opportunity to enjoy the amazing setting at any time of the day, or any season of the year. Flanking that on the east side is a charming 3-bedroom guesthouse, which has a full kitchen. The compound is completed on the west side by an additional 2-bedroom guesthouse with a kitchenette and a 2-car garage. All of this is set on a homesite which affords the residents maximum privacy, yet is just a walk to all of the world-class amenities at The Ford Plantation. For more information, visit 1232DublinDrive.com.


MARK A. ARLOW ASSOCIATE BROKER Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners • O. 912.356.5001 www.1232DublinDrive.com • mark@gacoasthome.com • M. 912.704.0640 44

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224 DOGWOOD WAY THE FORD PLANTATION Masterpiece! Follow the heavily wooded and beautiful winding driveway until you get your first glimpse of 224 Dogwood Way. Immediately your eyes are drawn to the bold fountain, which is the centerpiece for the very lush landscaping, of this very private Ford Plantation Estate. As you approach the front door, you will get glimpses of the spectacular, ornate architecture. This is undoubtably some of Grady Woods Architecture’s and Bill Grotheer Construction’s finest work. Inside, the home features an open-planned living area. One room flows into another, separate, but connected. Flowing from the dining room to the living room, gourmet galley kitchen and to the breakfast area, this entertainer’s home offers a butler’s pantry and 180 degrees of windows to enjoy the gorgeous green Georgia location. Also on the main level is the master bedroom wing of the home. There is just too much to describe, come and see it all, including the guest wing connected by a breezeway! 224dogwoodway.info $2,100,000

MARK A. ARLOW ASSOCIATE BROKER Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners • O. 912.356.5001 www.224DogwoodWay.info • mark@gacoasthome.com • M. 912.704.0640 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.


American Deco By Roger Grody

Enthusiasts of Art Deco, the glamorous precursor to modernism, can find many of the era’s greatest masterpieces surprisingly close to home.



The Fisher Building, with its dramatic lobby, is often referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object.”


orn in the Roaring Twenties, but enduring nearly a century later with no signs of diminished popularity, Art Deco combines modernity, artistry and glamour. Although it originated in France, the streetscapes of American cities are filled with extraordinary examples of Art Deco buildings that continue to inspire new generations of architects. The era of Art Deco was introduced at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts), a world’s fair held in Paris in 1925. Although the actual term Art Deco did not come into widespread use until the 1960s, the modern yet ornamental style spread like wildfire throughout the first half

of the century, and its aesthetics transcended architecture to influence furniture design, graphic arts and fashion. In the U.S., New York City boasts some of the most monumental examples of Art Deco architecture. Skyscrapers built in this style include the Empire State Building, but a more glorious example — one whose prominent arched metallic crown exemplifies Art Deco’s more flamboyant qualities — is the Chrysler Building, completed in 1930. Other superb examples in the Big Apple are Rockefeller Center, the gilded American Radiator Building (now Bryant Park Hotel) and Brooklyn Public Library. Evidence that Art Deco made its way out West, decades before the Dodgers left Brooklyn, is a surprisingly rich collection of structures in Los Angeles. Among L.A.’s most prominent examples of Art Deco architecture are the former Bullocks Wilshire department store, the turquoise terra cotta-clad Eastern Columbia Building and Los Angeles Central Library. Adrian Scott Fine, director of advocacy for the Los Angeles Conservancy, a prominent preservation organization, reports the movement

coincided with one of the fastest-growing periods in the city’s history. He also notes a strong Hollywood connection, citing its influence on set design in Depression-era movies starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. “Hollywood delivered Art Deco to the masses with glitzy, beautiful and thoroughly modern interior spaces at a time when people needed some uplifting images,” says Fine. L.A. also offers excellent examples of Streamline Moderne, a more curvilinear subset of Art Deco that was embraced by Angeleno architects in the 1930s. A variety of wellpreserved theaters, hotels and restaurants represent Moderne’s more aerodynamic aesthetic, which Fine suggests was particularly well-suited to the emerging car culture in L.A. Emphasizing Art Deco’s timeless quality, Fine states, “It was the first architecture that felt playful and fresh. Nothing before and nothing since looks quite like it.” Art Deco masterpieces exist throughout America, in cities large and small. The highly ornamental metallic façade of the Niagra Mohawk Power Corporation headquarters in Syracuse, New York (dramatically illuminated at night)



With its flamboyant metallic crown, New York’s Chrysler Building is among the greatest Art Deco skyscrapers.


L.A.’s former Bullocks Wilshire department store.

The downtown L.A. Central Library.

was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River until construction of Seattle’s Space Needle decades later. Tulsa, Oklahoma is an unexpected Art Deco wonderland, offering a vast inventory of commercial and residential buildings. Shane Hood of W Design, current member and former president of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture board of trustees, reports, “People are surprised to find such an intact collection of Art Deco in a place some perceive as in the middle of nowhere.” He explains an influx of cash-flush investors

“Our Art Deco community pride and in been a huge resurgence of our historical heritage in



Art Deco in Los Angeles features colorful terra cotta, soaring towers and imaginative detailing. The Wiltern Theater is a signature of L.A. Art Deco.


illustrates how the style migrated upstate from the Big Apple. Buffalo City Hall, one of the tallest municipal buildings in the nation, is replete with colorful, opulent Art Deco elements. Detroit is an underrated center for Art Deco in America, insists Rebecca Binno Savage of Kraemer Design Group, an architectural firm specializing in historic restoration. An architectural historian and author of the book Art Deco in Detroit, Savage also serves as vice president of the Detroit Area Art Deco Society. “Detroit’s best buildings are Art Deco,” she reports, ranking her hometown among the best in the nation for this architecture. “Art Deco looked forward instead of referring back to styles like Gothic or Romanesque,” says Savage of its appeal, adding, “It was the design style chosen to make a statement of modernity.” Sometimes referred to as “Detroit’s largest art object” is the Fisher Building designed by Albert Kahn, the Motor City’s legendary architect. The 444-foot-tall building has a distinctive spire and is clad in 40 different marbles, brass and bronze, while the building’s soaring lobby — it features ornate, hand-painted barreled ceilings — is equally extravagant. With its dramatic splashes of color, Savage suggests the Guardian Building is another stunning example of Art Deco in Detroit. In the Midwest, Chicago’s strong Art Deco tradition is represented by the Carbide & Carbon Building, designed by Burnham Brothers and identified by its 24-karat gold leaf spire. The Chicago Board of Trade and the Palmolive Building are other prominent examples of the style that appears not only downtown but in neighborhoods across the Windy City. Even some contemporary construction reflects Art Deco sensibilities, such as the Ritz-Carlton Residences, a Magnificent Mile high-rise completed in 2012. Outstanding collections of Deco structures were built, and remain well preserved, throughout the Great Plains region, confirming that the fanciful Parisian style had widespread appeal in America’s Heartland. Art Deco’s popularity for iconic institutions, including many train stations, is represented by Omaha’s Union Station whose interior is particularly grandiose. Art Deco left its imprint on Kansas City, where the 1931 Kansas City Power & Light Building is a major landmark, further evidence the style was a favorite among utilities, railroads and other companies whose branding needed to convey a modern future. The 34-story skyscraper, crowned with an ornamental lantern,

Tulsa is home to an extraordinary collection of Art Deco structures, including The Boston Avenue Methodist Church.


The Tulsa Fire Alarm Building’s ornamental facade.

architecture is a source of the last 10 years there’s interest in the style and general.” — Amanda DeCort Executive Director Tulsa Foundation for Architechture

arriving from the East Coast during the city’s oil boom was responsible for Tulsa’s explosion of Art Deco projects. “They emulated what they had back East and built monuments to themselves in what was the hot style of the time,” says Hood, who notes some local architects incorporated Native American themes to create a uniquely Tulsa brand of Deco. The Tulsa Art Deco Museum is located in the lobby of the Philcade Building, a landmark whose stunning gilded ceiling reflects the Native American influences cited by Hood. Tulsa

celebrates Art Deco not only through preservation but occasionally in newer construction. The Tulsa City Bus Terminal (circa 1998) provides a beautiful homage to Streamline Moderne design, although most preservationists object to this trend of “echo Deco” that lacks historical integrity. Amanda DeCort, executive director of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, suggests the city should focus on its impressive collection of buildings true to the era. “Our Art Deco architecture is a source of community pride and in the last 10 years there’s been a huge resurgence of interest in the style and our historical heritage in general,” she reports. The largest concentration of Art Deco structures is the Miami Beach Architectural District (“Deco District”), where nearly 900 buildings have been lovingly preserved. The city’s sunnier brand of Art Deco — it is characterized by a vibrant color palette, artistic neon and a more intimate scale — includes chic hotels, trendy restaurants and boutiques. The Carlyle Hotel, a superb example of Art Deco in Miami Beach, was featured in the iconic television show Miami Vice as well as movies like The Birdcage and Scarface. “The style in Miami Beach is known as ‘Tropical Art Deco’ because of our unique environment,” explains Martin Jean, director of tours at the Miami Design Preservation League. “There’s a lot of architectural eye candy in one short sweep in Miami Beach,” insists Jean, who believes a sense of nostalgia is fueling increased interest in Art Deco. Noting a strong prevalence of Streamline Moderne, Jean states, “Being a seaside community, you can see the influence of ships and tugboats, as well as trains, planes and automobiles if you use a bit of imagination.” In contrast to some other cities’ Art Deco architecture, Miami Beach’s buildings were originally small, economically built structures which Jean suggests incorporated tricks of the eye or ornamentation to make them look more elegant. He reports most buildings were originally painted white, in vogue in the 1920s and 1930s, and that the explosion of colors seen today arrived much later. Ironically, some landmarks undergoing renovation are now being repainted white, which is once again fashionable. Remarkably, almost a century after its introduction in Paris, Art Deco still captures our imagination, even where we least expect it. Tulsa architect Shane Hood conveys a common refrain expressed by Art Deco enthusiasts: “Why can’t we build like this anymore?” 51

Luxury in the Wild Appreciating America’s portfolio of national parks typically involves hiking, rafting and horseback riding, but it needn’t preclude luxury. By Roger Grody


merica’s national park system — 61 different environments of incredible beauty and diversity — is one of the nation’s greatest legacies for future generations. To fully experience these spectacular places, one should be willing to rough it a bit, setting out on hiking or riding trails into pristine wilderness. But there are accommodations near these parks, occasionally even inside their gates, that offer world-class luxury. Just 15 miles from Yosemite National Park is Château du Sureau, a luxury boutique hotel with the prestigious Relais & Châteaux affiliation. Its 10 one-of-a-kind guestrooms are sumptuously appointed with rare antiques, original art and high-end finishes, some warmed by fireplaces. Offering the ultimate decadence is Villa Sureau, a 2,000-square-foot, 19th century, Parisian-inspired manor with 20-foot ceilings, a pair of bedrooms

with marble-clad baths, and terrace providing splendid views of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Available at $3,000 per night — typically favored by affluent families or Fortune 500 CEOs — the Villa has its own private entrance and dedicated butler service. With a koi pond, life-size chess set and lavender gardens, the grounds at Château du Sureau are magical, while an onsite spa offers luxurious serenity. The property’s Elderberry House Restaurant features ornate chandeliers, crisp white-linen-clad tables and sophisticated market-driven cuisine. A daily-changing sevencourse menu might include carrot-ginger bisque, duck with burgundy-truffle risotto or charred bison ribeye, all complemented by an impressive wine list. Jonathan Rosenson, Château du Sureau’s chief operating officer, reports, “This is an

enchanting property — it’s like a castle nestled in the woods with a fairy-tale feel — and offers a peacefulness and tranquility that makes stress melt away.” Referring to the hotel’s meticulous and highly personalized service, he adds, “The staff makes sure everything about your stay is perfect.” When it comes to sleeping within a national park, most options are pretty rustic, but The Ahwahnee, a hotel deep inside Yosemite, is a conspicuous exception. This historic stone-andtimber property — several U.S. Presidents and Queen Elizabeth II have stayed here — features Arts & Crafts architecture and a soaring dining room where floor-to-ceiling windows frame Mother Nature’s greatest artistry. Guestrooms incorporate Native American-inspired design and more luxury than one would expect in the wilderness.




The Ranch at Rock Creek


Château du Sureau


“The Ahwahnee is known as the crown jewel of national park lodges,” states Michael Boyer, general manager of the landmark property, who adds, “The hotel offers stunning design elements, amazing history and spectacular views.” The Presidential Suite, where JFK stayed in 1962, features a large deck providing commanding views of Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point. Beloved by gastronomes and outdoor enthusiasts insisting on a bit of rustic glamour is Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm, a 4,200-acre estate nestled in the foothills bordering Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Chefs at the property’s restaurants take full advantage of an expansive working farm on the premises and forage for wild berries and mushrooms in 5,000 adjoining acres of wilderness preserve. Brian Lee, Blackberry Farm’s general manager, reports, “The property offers a balanced lifestyle where you can enjoy luxury amenities and pampering. But we also want you to be outside, challenging yourself physically.” Explaining that 54

“The (Ahwahnee) hotel offers stunning design elements, amazing history and spectacular views.” The Presidential Suite, where JFK stayed in 1962, features a large deck providing commanding views of Yosemite Falls and Glacier Point.

Ahwahnee Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park, whose presence permeates the entire guest experience, is just a two-mile hike from Blackberry Farm, Lee adds, “We love being part of protecting that incredible resource.” Occupying 5,200 rugged acres with splendid views into Great Smoky Mountains National Park is sister property Blackberry Mountain, where rusticity and luxury seamlessly coexist. “It’s a more intimate and high-adventure experience, but matched with the same elements of luxury as Blackberry Farm,” reports Lee of the rustic-chic resort occupying an idyllic mountain perch. Celebrities make regular trips to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they can enjoy a taste of the wild without sacrificing access to posh hotels and trendy restaurants. The community, strategically situated near the entrance of Grand Teton National Park and within striking distance of Yellowstone, offers accommodations for the most sophisticated travelers.


The Four Seasons Jackson Hole provides the kind of luxury the brand is famous for, as well as a world-class spa and activities like fly-fishing on the Snake River, skiing and snowmobiling into Yellowstone Park. The Amangani Jackson Hole, whose contemporary lodge architecture complements the rugged landscape, is a boutique resort popular with hedge fund managers and energy company CEOs. The property’s opulent suites offer fireplaces, balconies and a refined interior design that is distinctively Western yet worthy of any cosmopolitan hotel. An increasingly popular option for nature lovers who insist on the good life is the luxury dude ranch. The Relais & Châteaux-affiliated Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana, is close to Yellowstone but loaded with the kinds of amenities typically reserved for world-class hotels. The current management strives to maintain the authenticity of the site, whose rich history includes silver and sapphire mining as well as ranching.

Amangani Hotel

Blackberry Farm

“The property (Blackberry Farm) offers a balanced lifestyle where you can enjoy luxury amenities and pampering. But we also want you to be outside, challenging yourself physically.”

Jon Martin, The Ranch at Rock Creek’s general manager, reports, “We focus on the rustic setting and natural beauty of this valley, and create an amazing luxury experience within that environment,” while acknowledging the logistical challenges presented by its remote location. “Although we work diligently to keep the luxury elements of our property on par with the best hotels in the world, we find it equally important to allow our guests to experience what makes Montana so special,” says Martin. Sorrel River Ranch in Moab, Utah, is a 10-minute drive to Arches National Park, and a bit further to Canyonlands National Park, both unrivaled red rock wonderlands. At this high-end dude ranch, guests can see the countryside from horseback, whitewater raft or even view things from above in a hot air balloon. In the evening, guests can participate in a cowboy campfire or enjoy rack of lamb with cherry-apricot glacé in a dining room where rusticity meets style.


Natural Healing By Kristen Ordonez

These professionals have cultivated their own paths to help heal others through landscape design.




rowing in prominence in recent years, therapeutic gardens are being built with increasing frequency as the awareness about their value has transcended across many industries, including healthcare and landscape design. Professionals in these various fields have come to know the significant change these projects can bring, and work in different ways to sow this knowledge in order for others to reap the benefits. By definition, a therapeutic garden is categorized under the restorative type of garden, as it focuses on therapeutic intervention that is “designed for use as a component of a treatment program and may exist on its own, as an indoor program or part of a larger healing garden,” according to a report published in the AHTA News Magazine. Elizabeth “Leah” Diehl, the author of that report, is director of the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Botanical Gardens at the University of Florida, as well as a licensed landscape architect, master gardener and registered horticultural therapist. She, in particular, works everyday with patients

According to Julie Moir Messervy, a stopping place at the end of “Stroll Journey,” such as a quiet sitting area on a walking path, is the perfect place to create what she calls a special “Mind Journey.”

To remain inclusive, therapeutic gardens are “frequently simple, unified and easily comprehended places.”


Garden elements, features and equipment are all selected to provide accessible places, activities and experiences to the greatest extent possible, from raised flowerbeds to detailed signs.

Therapeutic gardens commonly stimulate the full range of senses, including memory, hearing, touch, smell and sometimes taste.

to understand the multitude of benefits that are possible from therapeutic gardening programs and the good it can do on every scale. The basis of this type of healing comes from combining active experiences and passive experiences within a therapeutic garden, Diehl notes. The active experiences include tasks that involve physical movement or stimulation, while passive experiences can simply be the time spent just sitting under a tree surrounded by

nature, enjoying the plants and wildlife around you. These gardens tend to reflect the needs of the individual or the group, depending on their specific needs, while including specific plants that peak their interests. She says, for example, a patient with movement trouble would benefit from therapy that involves tuning their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination — to do so, she would have them work on such tasks as taking cuttings, planting seeds, whichever

activity that is appropriate for that physical component. And while helping improve the ailments of individual patients, the larger effect these programs have are even more rewarding. “We’re working to create a community,” Diehl says. “A lot of the people we work with have been isolated because of their disorder or disability, so through gardening we’re giving them an opportunity to become part of a community and to realize that the work they’re doing in this community is meaningful and valued.” Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio (JMMDS) is headed by founder and principal Julie Moir Messervy, who has made it her mission to create and inspire others to create exquisite and environmentally sensitive places of beauty and meaning. While not technically deemed therapeutic gardens, her contemplative landscape designs are meant to “help people find healing, pleasure and joy through their thoughtful layout, plantings, and details,” Messervy says. This interpretation and execution results in a specific technique of landscape design unique to JMMDS. In Contemplative Gardens, Messervy describes the elements of “Stroll Journeys” and “Mind Journeys” that she tries to choreograph in her landscapes within her firm. “A Stroll Journey is composed of 3 simple elements,” Messervy explains, “a departure point, a destination point (an interesting path that links the two), and pausing places along the way that pique your interest and promote thought. When you come to a pausing or stopping place on your Stroll Journey, that’s where you can create a special Mind Journey.” Physical ways of implementing these concepts are through benches to provide a comfortable viewing position, large garden features that offer a fascinating focal point, and a frame that surrounds it. “For me, you first need to get a landscape’s layout right. Then you can fill out the details with appropriate plantings and sustainable materials,” Messervy says. The results are spaces that function well for clients with an overwhelming feeling of being “just right.” And for Messervy and her team, feeling comes first. “The architect Louis Sullivan famously said that ‘form follows function.’ At JMMDS, we think differently: we believe that ‘form follows feeling (first),’” she states. No matter the exact layout or methods, paying attention and crafting fine details, as Messervy notes, is vital to making a garden that heals. 57

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Wine enthusiasts are finding various ways to dedicate space at home to wine, not only maintaining proper conditions, but complementing the home’s design as well.



Vigilant, Inc. wine cellar designs


bottle of wine is like a piece of fine art — and it needs to be preserved and taken care of just as carefully. To ensure that each bottle of wine, whether it’s a smooth red or crisp white, is kept properly, wine lovers are turning to companies around the globe who specialize in designing and installing eye-catching custom wine cellars in their homes. Vigilant, Inc., in Dover, New Hampshire, prides itself on blending the “finest materials with quality craftsmanship to produce lasting products for the enjoyment of our customers,” according to the company’s website. Lisa Pinault, director of sales and marketing, adds, “Quality is critical, given the bottles they will be storing and protecting are an expensive investment.” Named after the Baltimore Clipper Schooner Vigilant, the company creates designs primarily with pine and mahogany, and range from traditional to contemporary style. “We use the mahogany because of its ability to stand up over time in the cool, moist wine cellar environment. It is also a strong wood that


Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellar designs takes finish very nicely. We also work in a number of custom wood species, including cherry, walnut and alder.” Pinault notes some of the most popular non-traditional cellars are, “the modern, all-glass and two-tone finish looks,” and that their designs are made to “meet the aesthetic, functional and budgetary goals of our client.” Curtis “Curt” Dahl, co-owner of Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars in New Jersey says the company utilizes a variety of materials to create its elegant wine cellars. “The materials used can be wood, metals, acrylics, glass and many others, depending on design and, of course, budget,” says Dahl. “Metal and wood are the most common materials used.” Started over a glass of wine at dinner, the two former Wall Street traders took their love of fine wine and design and turned it into a business. From glass walls as a centerpiece in the dining area, to a more traditional cellar that’s a collector’s dream, the company has an idyllic portfolio. 59

Genuwine Cellars & Washington Valley Wine Cellar designs


the wine is what’s going to stick out.” Rosen, who has been in business for 25 years, constructs mainly traditional cellars and uses his knowledge of fine wines to produce exquisite cellars, some that can hold up to 1,200 bottles. “When you have a bottle of champagne or a great Cabernet and you drink it the day you buy it, you’re not getting your money’s worth, and part of the reason is because the wine is going to be drinking best in 10 or 20 years down the road,” says Rosen. He goes on to say, “We try to design the space so that aesthetically, it looks great and then functionally, it provides the storage that people are looking for.”

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“We did a two-story wine room in Long Island, (New York), where the cellar on the main floor had a glass floor so you could see the basement cellar,” explains Daul. “The upper was modern and the downstairs was Tuscan. It had a spiral staircase in the cellars connecting the two, and it was featured in The Wall Street Journal.” Although the design of a cellar proves to be an important part in creating an exclusive masterpiece, the process through which the layout goes from paper to cellar is key. “Obviously, I am biased, but I can honestly tell you that Joe and I are involved in every cellar we build. We are driven by two things. One is design, and the other is making each and every customer a fan for life.” To guarantee that clients are able to understand what their custom cellar will look like, Genuwine Cellars in Winnipeg, Canada, utilizes technology to assist in the design process. “It’s sometimes hard to visualize if you know you’re talking about a concept or about sketches, so we put together the 3D [image] so everybody has something to bite into,” says Brooklyn Hurst, Genuwine Cellars’ chief operating officer. Hurst describes the company as “a unique unicorn” and has grown to be one of the leading wine cellar companies in the world. He notes that contemporary designs have become popular amongst wine enthusiasts looking to showcase their collection in an exciting way, as wine walls and glass enclosures are particularly desired. At the higher end, Hurst describes how people are building two different wine cellars in their homes. “They’re splitting up the cellars. So you’d have in a big home a white wine cellar that’s separate from [your] red wines.” Hurst points out that beyond the look of the cellar, there is an everlasting aspect to one, as well. “It’s a way for you to almost guarantee that your children will be into wine and will not just start from zero, because they’ll be a part of the culture growing up and then they’ll have a collection that can be passed on.” Jay Rosen, president of Washington Valley Wine Cellars, talks about the feature that is most important to a custom wine cellar. “For somebody who’s really a collector and really knowledgeable,


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3995 GARLAND LANE NORTH PLYMOUTH Welcome to this spectacular custom-designed home in the Wayzata School District boasting the highest level of craftsmanship! From the arched stone entry to the full 2nd kitchen in the walk-out lower level, you’ll be amazed at all this home has to offer! The gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances, floor-to-ceiling windows, coffered ceilings, built-ins throughout, 4 bedrooms on the upper level and 1 on the lower level, vaulted 4-season porch, and spacious master suite with private spa-like bath are just a few of the highlights! Don’t forget about the amazing outdoor living spaces as well . . . the roomy deck and patio overlook the tranquil, private backyard. Both are perfect for outdoor entertaining and relaxation!


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2350 CHERRYWOOD ROAD MINNETONKA A luxurious estate located in a prestigious western suburb of the Twin Cities, 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis. This property features 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, a 4-car garage, gourmet kitchen, 2 additional kitchens, a wine vault, elevator, sauna, yoga/pilates center, sport court and a bank vault. Outdoors, entertain in privacy with a guest cottage, patios, gas fire pit, in-ground pool and a waterfall. $2,300,000

9280 GREY CLOUD ISLAND DRIVE S GREY CLOUD ISLAND Sprawling rambler on 12 acres of majestic riverfront on the Mississippi River. Completely secluded, offering a private escape, yet only 20 miles from downtown. The home boasts 5,000 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, a 4-car garage and separate fully equipped guest apartment. Features include an in-ground pool, multiple decks and patios, and a separate garage/shop. Gorgeous panoramic views. $1,500,000

5985 LAKE LINDEN COURT SHOREWOOD Extraordinary luxury home in sought-after Linden Hills Neighborhood. This extensive $100,000 remodel features a new kitchen, living room, deck and landscape. Over 6,000 finished square feet with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and a 3-car garage on an almost a 1-acre wooded lot. Other features include granite and walnut counters, stone walls and archways, 4 fireplaces, a bar, theater room, and grand master suite. Exceptional design and decor. $1,200,000

RICK BRAMA BROKER, MA Brama Real Estate Group, Keller Williams Premier Realty Lake Minnetonka www.rickbrama.com • rickbrama@kw.com • 952.233.0125 70

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21 BLACK EAGLE LODGE ROAD #12 BIG SKY Soak in magnificent views from this luxurious 4-bedroom condo, located at the base of Bear Back Poma lift in Big Sky. Features include hardwood floors, picture windows, alder accents and granite counters. This magnificent ski-in/ski-out condo adjoins 5,800 acres of downhill skiing. This unit also has consistent rental revenue, managed by a local company. Enjoy summer activities in the area!


343 ANTELOPE RIDGE ROAD BELGRADE The iconic log architecture of the American West is rebooted to 21st-century living. This fabulous custom home sits atop a ridge allowing for breathtaking views of the Bridger Mountains and across the valley to the Spanish Peaks. The beautiful center room with the ledge stone fireplace is open to the spacious gourmet kitchen, featuring cherry cabinets, granite counters, double convection ovens and a massive island area. This 1.77-acre property borders state land.


136 MARKS WAY BELGRADE This one-of-a-kind Springhill estate, situated on 3 acres, is tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac. Absorb the magnificent views without compromising privacy. This highly efficient compound includes a zeromaintenance exterior and a 50-year metal roof. There are two 2nd-story apartmentstyle living spaces above both garages, complete with kitchens and private separate entrances. This modern contemporary home offers several outstanding amenities.


CAROLYNE CALVIN CLHMS™, ABR, GRI, SFR, GREEN, CREA, CRS Keller Williams Montana Realty emailcarolyne@gmail.com • www.carolynecalvin.com • 406.570.9144. Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.





LIDA Historic Nevada ranch over 2,200 acres with 3,000 feet of water rights. Enjoy the 5,000-square-foot ranch house. Agricultural use and hemp cultivation. Contact James Beasley at 702.493.8600. $15,000,000

UTAH Pristine mountain estate with over 60 acres of prime Utah land close to Brian Head Ski Village, shops, restaurants and multiple ski lifts. Contact Debbie Zois at 702.838.7700. $1,100,000



LAS VEGAS Imperial gated mansion boasts over 7,500 square feet, 5 majestic suites, a media room, and a gun range. All professionally decorated by Beverly Hills designer. Contact James Beasley at 702.493.8600. $2,000,000

LAS VEGAS Stunning, fully decorated and furnished model home offers over 4,000 square feet of opulent luxury. Features include 4 bedrooms, a den/ office and loft. Contact Melissa Machat at 702.930.6005. $1,350,000



LAS VEGAS Gorgeous home offers almost 5,000 square feet, 4 magical suites, wonderful backyard oasis with impeccable amenities, swimming pool, spa and built-in kitchen. Contact Robin Smith at 702.460.5080. $975,000

LAS VEGAS Las Vegas is setting the trend for modern architecture, functional living spaces and Mid-Century revival design. Contact James Beasley at 702.493.8600. New Homes from the mid $900,000

KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS REALTY James Beasley • 702.493.8600 • Melissa Machat • 702.930.6005 Debbie Zois • 702.838.7700 • Robin Smith • 702.460.5080 www.kwlrelv.com 72

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Las Vegas Experts — Global Reach

Javier Mendes javier@clocktie.com 702.251.8463

Robin Smith robin@smithteamlasvegas.com 702.212.2097

Debbie Zois Owner Broker dzois@lasvegashomessold.com 702.838.7700

Mary Kay Beckman marykaybeckman@gmail.com 702.479.1725

Melissa Machat melissa@themachatgroup.com 702.930.6005

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Joan Kilton joankilton@kw.com 702.212.1991

James Beasley Broker Luxury & Land james@jamesbeasley.com 702.493.8600


877 COX ROAD MOORESTOWN Breathtaking 7-bedroom, 7-bath Georgian estate on “Swan Lake” — picturesque at every turn. Captivating 3-story entry highlights the exquisite, marble radiant heat flooring, grand staircase, barrel-vaulted ceiling and custom millwork. Graceful elegance describes the formal living room with a custom fireplace and coffered ceiling. Handsome library set alongside the music room, each with views of Swan Lake. The great room boasts a cathedral ceiling, fieldstone fireplace and opens to a chef’s kitchen. The sumptuous master retreat is set in its own wing of the home. Preview this estate to appreciate all its grandeur. 877CoxRoad.com $1,800,000

729 KINGS HIGHWAY MOORESTOWN Gorgeous Cape Cod-style home situated on 3.5 lush acres in Moorestown. Features of this home include 6 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths, and an expanded open-concept kitchen. The1,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art recording studio is perfect for professional musicians, completely wired for analog and midi. The studio is comprised of a control room, live room, drum room, 2 iso booths and 2 amp closets. The 2 main-floor in-law suites also guarantee plenty of space for entertaining and hosting guests. 729KingsHighway.com $949,000


Keller Williams Realty www.DashForHomes.com • Christine@DashforHomes.com • 609.332.6266


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1005 PASEO BARRANCA SANTA FE This grand Tuscan-inspired hacienda is conveniently located within minutes of the Santa Fe Plaza. This 9,000±-square-foot-home is filled with top-of-the-line finishes, appliances, stunning ironwork (rails, balconies, and inlays), and amazing Venetian glass chandelier and sconces. The grand master suite with a spa-like bath is tucked away in its own private wing with a private deck boasting ski basin views. Outstanding venue for large gatherings!


1150 CANYON ROAD, UNIT 3 MANDERFIELD Originally designed by John Gaw Meem, the adaptive reuse of the Historic Manderfield School consists of 8 distinct and stunning condominiums. A large courtyard and covered portal welcome you into this 2,500-square-foot residence featuring 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, extremely high ceilings, a very spacious living/dining area and an abundance of natural light. This unit is within walking distance to galleries and restaurants located on famed Canyon Road.


MICHAELANN & CRAIG HUITFELDT Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe craigsantafe@gmail.com • mhuitfeldt@gmail.com M. 505.670.9486 • C. 505.660.1108 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



19 VISTA HERMOSA SANTA FE Discover the romance of traditional Pueblo architecture, antique Spanish doors, forged iron chandeliers, brick floors and Santa Fe charm. The main house has an intimacy in its gathering rooms, yet is also spacious for entertaining. Enjoy dining and conversations on the portal and sweeping views of hillsides, mountains, badlands, blue sky and sunsets. The owner’s suite features a luxurious bath, bedroom, office and den with a private courtyard. A 1,100-square-foot casita with a full kitchen and walled courtyard can be used for family and friends or a vacation rental. Situated on 5-plus acres.


STEPHANIE HAMILTON & MATT DESMOND BROKERS Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe, The Desmond Group HomesinSantaFeNM.com • 505.983.5151 • 505.570.5508 76

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409 CANYON ROAD SANTA FE A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Santa Fe, most commonly known as the Art Capital of the Southwest! This large gallery/retail space is located on a prime lot along lower Canyon Road, on the sunny side of the street with sidewalks and heavy walking traffic. The interior space is stunning with extensive wall space to showcase significant art installations and wood floors. A functioning kitchen in the back only enhances this fantastic space. The exterior offers roughly 1,200 square feet of sculpture gardens. Parking allows for 3-4 cars in the back. Santa Fe charm abounds with 3 kiva fireplaces, vigas and wood ceilings, along with brick floors in one of the larger gallery rooms. There is a great deal of storage within the building, 3 full baths, and potential living space on the lower level.


MELISSA PIPPIN-CARSON & ROGER CARSON Carson & Carson Santa Fe Real Estate, Keller Williams Santa Fe www.lascampanasrealestate.com • twicethesellingpower@gmail.com M. 505.699.3112 • R. 505.699.8759 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.


Experience and Results. A series of remarkable achievements, expertise, and professionalism highlight Sam’s illustrious, 20-year mortgage and real estate career. With a background in business, finance and real estate, Shehriar “Sam” Islam is one of the very few Real Estate agents who fully understands his role as a business professional. Sam firmly believes in giving his clients a true blueprint for success.

Keller Williams Points North www.SellHomesNYC.com sambuysell77@gmail.com 347.446.9389

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Old Brookville | Old Westbury | New York City | Sands Point | Woodbury


he New York luxury market is one of the most renowned and desirable places to live in the world. Specifically the Long Island and New York City area brings out beautiful, luxurious and pristine properties. Whether it’s the gorgeous views of the city or the calm remarkable serenity of Long Island, the luxury lifestyle is here in the epicenter of the world. Put my professional team to work for you!



13031 NINEBARK TRAIL CHARLOTTE Mediterranean style and contemporary elements combine in this alluring property. Intricately designed by John R. Poore, this 5-bedroom, 6-bath, 8,300-plus-square-foot home features remarkable details throughout. The elegant front foyer is custom-trimmed with alderwood. Enjoy the natural light in the living room from the many windows. The fabulous kitchen offers gourmet appliances including a Viking refrigerator, Thermador stove with double oven, and a large island. The spacious master is located on the 1st floor and provides stunning views. Step outside to the loggia that is perfect for entertaining with a prewired television and 5 speakers. The pool area features a barbecue/kitchen, gas grill and refrigerator. The fantastic “loft-like” pool house boasts a fireplace, living room, sleeping area and full bath, perfect for guests. $2,000,000

J ANDREW ARLEGUI LICENSED IN CALIFORNIA, NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA Keller Williams Realty Central Coast CalCoastAgent.com • jarlegui@kw.com • O. 805.270.3389 • C. 805.888.1858 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



52 ARDMION PARK ASHEVILLE Visually stunning, this 2018 Parade of Homes participant by LMT Homes offers modern luxury with one of the best backdrops in the Eastern US —180-degree sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains juxtaposed with the twinkling lights from the eclectic city of Asheville. Mere moments from the heart of downtown Asheville, this home feels a world away and features an outdoor oasis complete with Brazilian tiger wood deck, a heated, chemicalfree swimming pool, and floating spa. Host parties and entertain with ease in this smart home (please see features list for details), or watch the seasons change as you relax by the fireplace. $1,500,000

BROKER ASHEVILLE OF KELLER WILLIAMS PROFESSIONALS info@BrokerAsheville.com • 828.210.1642 80

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SHARON Distinguished 9,000-square-foot, custom-built home on a 5-plusacre lot with 5 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, home theater and expansive outdoor spaces, including a 2-story stone patio, pool and more. $1,225,000

BATH Fantastic custom-built Tudor on close to 8 private acres. Elegance and craftsmanship are the best ways to describe this 5- to 6-bedroom, 6-bath masterpiece. Features include a 6-car outbuilding. $839,900



BATH Stunning English country manor is nestled on over an acre in Bath, offering exceptional craftsmanship and distinctive appointments. Other features include 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, a 4-car garage and circular drive. $989,000

RICHFIELD Fantastic find in Deer Creek Reserve in Richfield with over 4,700 square feet of living space. Features include 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a 2-story foyer, and a great room with stone fireplace and wall of windows. $549,900



SHARON Fabulous new construction by Modern Home Concepts nestled in the Colonial Hills subdivision. This custom ranch home highlights an open floor plan, numerous amenities and exceptional craftsmanship. $649,900

BATH Nestled on over 6 private acres in Bath, this custom-built, 5,500-squarefoot Cape Cod home presents an essence of elegance throughout, with a spiral staircase, marble floors, granite counters, and more. $599,000

LAURIE MORGAN SCHRANK Keller Williams Realty Chervenic laurieschrank.yourkwagent.com • laurieschrank@kw.com • 330.666.2525 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



REGAL EAGLE LODGE Soaring high amongst the towering pines, The Regal Eagle Lodge offers beauty and sophistication worthy of its name. The 7-bedroom, 9-bath luxury retreat is set in a wooded area bordered by a flowing creek that winds along the backside of the property. The lodge has everything, including a full gourmet kitchen with double ovens and 2 dishwashers, game room with wet bar, pool table and shuffle board, bunk room with extra-long beds that fit adults, as well as an amazing covered deck and outdoor kitchen for entertaining. Regal Eagle Lodge is a vacation income-producing property and is being sold fully furnished.


DAWN HIBBEN BROKER IN TEXAS, ARKANSAS & OKLAHOMA Keller Williams Realty Broken Bow • dawnhibben@kw.com • 580.743.3174 beaversbendokrealestate.com 82

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1400 HARDEN COURT GLENBROOK Values continue to rise in Glenbrook and these repeat clients took advantage of a strong market and received top dollar. Incredible upgrades, attention to detail and to top it off, one of the most enchanting backyards to enjoy year round. Simon leaned on his network within the brokerage community to find an agent, who Facetimed the entire property to an out-of-state buyer that decided it was worth a last-minute flight to town to lock down. www.1400Harden.info


4232 GRAND TIMBER DRIVE EAST EDMOND Exceptional design situated on a 2-acre, heavily wooded corner lot. The wide open floor plan offers views of recently added pool and spa from many rooms. This bright home features 1-level design with a theater and study. Separate but equal, the master suite boasts his and hers baths and closets. Hand-scraped hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the designer kitchen anchored by the natural quartzite island, hidden pantry, double ovens and bar area. www.4232GrandTimber.info


4309 NE 92ND STREET OAKDALE These clients contacted Simon after seeing he had sold another home for top dollar in Oakdale. They were open to his staging recommendations including painting a few rooms to lighten things up. A strong marketing push and several showings within the first 48 hours led to a strong offer within 6 DAYS of listing their home! Finding the unique features of your home and maximizing the exposure to the most likely audience is key to getting top dollar. www.4309NE92nd.info


SIMON SHINGLETON Keller Williams Elite • O. 405.948.7500 www.405houseandhome.com • simon@405houseandhome.com • C. 405.633.3611 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



155 UPPER CAMP LOOP UMPQUA VALLEY Beautiful lodge-style estate nestled in your own private forested retreat on 160 acres! Includes spacious bedrooms and guest quarters. Manicured grounds with gated entrance. Pond and trails.


130 CROSS CREEK UMPQUA VALLEY Ultimate custom home for the most selective buyers! This impressive and expansive home sits on 7-plus acres with many upgrades. Large, spacious rooms with boundless views of mountains and vineyard.


1081 UMPQUA COLLEGE RD. UMPQUA VALLEY Life on the Umpqua! One-of-a-kind estate on 6.41 acres with over 334 feet of North Umpqua River frontage with a private boat ramp. Full-length patio takes in the river and mountain views!


MARY GILBERT UMPQUA VALLEY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Keller Williams Umpqua Valley www.marygilbert.com • sold@marygilbert.com • 541.371.5500 84

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1055 MELROSE HEIGHTS UMPQUA VALLEY Amazing custom-built, ridge-top home with spectacular views of the surrounding foothills and valley. With 50-plus acres, enjoy privacy and tranquility from this lodge-style home.


1007 ASH CREEK UMPQUA VALLEY Live the Oregon Dream on this 172-acre ranch with 2 homes, and multiple ponds. Full-size outdoor arena! Good horse property with BLM access!


121 BOATWATCH LANE UMPQUA VALLEY Distinguished home with impressive views of the Umpqua Valley and the North Umpqua River! Doubledoor entry leads you into the home with 14-plus-foot ceilings and views from every window!


MARY GILBERT UMPQUA VALLEY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Keller Williams Umpqua Valley www.marygilbert.com • sold@marygilbert.com • 541.371.5500 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



EXTRAORDINARY INCOME-GENERATING LUXURY RANCH SISTERS/BEND Premier luxury working ranch with everything you need for entertaining, livestock and horses. Over 46 acres with beautiful Cascade views, fenced/cross fenced, irrigation, equine training facilities with over 36 stalls, indoor-outdoor arenas and more. Rare find with 2 tax lots that include 3 legal residences! Luxurious 5,800-square-foot lodge home with amazing Cascade views designed for entertaining and has a 2-bedroom apartment over the garage. Second home is the original updated farmhouse and the 3rd home is a recently remodeled double-wide, both perfectly set up for rental income. Easy access to Bend, Sisters and Redmond. Amazing opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime property and a treasure of Central Oregon! Call for private showing.


JODI SATKO PRESIDENT & CEO, BROKER, EXEC. DIRECTOR OF LUXURY HOMES COURTENEY SATKO LISTING/BUYER SPECIALIST, BROKER Oregon Lifestyle Property Group C. 541.550.0819 • O. 541.550.0514 satkosellsoregon@gmail.com 86

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463 APOLLO DRIVE BETHLEHEM Resting on almost 4 park-like acres, this estate offers spacious design for entertaining. Featuring a grand entry foyer and a 1st-floor master suite with a grand full bath with sauna. The extended living space/au pair quarters offers a bedroom, den, full bath and 2nd kitchen. Other features include 4 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, an in-ground swimming pool and a detached 4-car garage. This estate is located within minutes to the LV International Airport, and is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.


EILEEN BUDD LICENSED IN PENNSYLVANIA AND NEW JERSEY Keller Williams Real Estate www.EileenBudd.kwrealty.com • ebudd@kw.com C. 908.319.4086 • O. 610-867-8888 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



91 NAYATT ROAD BARRINGTON Luxurious waterfront estate located within steps of the Rhode Island Country Club overlooking Narragansett Bay. This elegant home, built in 2010, boasts all high-end custom finishes, as well gleaming walnut floors, a spacious living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, large master suite, mahogany windows, a slate roof, 2-car garage, whole-house generator and more. Perfectly situated on 2.3 acres of southerly facing, perfectly manicured landscaping with a gorgeous bluestone patio ideal for entertaining. A truly pristine home that will impress in every way.


144 FISCHER CIRCLE PORTSMOUTH “Windsong” is nestled on over 2 waterfront acres overlooking the Sakonnet Passage and Sandy Point Beach. With careful attention, architect Spencer McCombe designed this custom home with spectacular views of the Sakonnet. Finished with impeccable detail, this home includes 2 gourmet kitchens, a wine cellar, private guest quarters, 5 bedrooms, 2 garages and much more. Settled on the east side of Aquidneck Island, the home is a short scenic drive to downtown Newport, world-class polo, award-winning golf courses, and local vineyards. Enjoy private access to Sandy Point Beach with panoramic water views.


CONNOR DOWD BROKER CREDENTIALS The Connor Dowd Realty Group www.DowdTeam • connordowd@kw.com • 401.864.4488 88

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LEAD Million-dollar, long-range Black Hills views! This exclusive 7,600square-foot home was custom built to maximize your enjoyment of the beautiful Black Hills, boasting windows, decks, dormers and balconies. Plus 13-plus acres with trails, ski runs and miles of public lands!

CUSTER Heirloom-quality, custom-designed home with views! This Dick Knecht-designed home, built by Scull Construction, was the 1st LEED home in Western South Dakota! Beautifully designed indoor spaces cantilever out over Orion’s Ridge, and outdoor living areas for the ultimate in relaxation.





KEYSTONE Priceless Mount Rushmore views! Custom-designed home and guest tower at private Lakota Lakes Community. No expense spared in the details that make this home a fine piece of art. The “Tower” has living spaces on the first 2 levels and a 360-degree viewing deck on top.

RAPID CITY 13-acre executive estate just minutes from Rapid City featuring an award-winning Schad home plus great equestrian facilities. Beautiful unobstructed Black Hills views! This place will melt your heart – sitting nooks, covered porches to relax on, a gourmet kitchen and privacy. A rare offering!



FAITH LEWIS Lewis Realty, Keller Williams Black Hills faithlewis@kw.com • 605.863.0725 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



143 RIDGEBEND DRIVE MURFREESBORO Elegant home with all the finishes, including extensive trim throughout, coffered ceilings and built-in bookcases. Everything you might expect with hardwood flooring on the 1st floor, granite surfaces in the kitchen and baths, and an organizing station with recessed lighting. The main bedroom boasts a large sitting room and access to the covered porch. Large bonus room with a wet bar is perfect for entertaining. Private rear lawn backs up to the woods.


ANN HOKE Keller Williams Realty, Ann Hoke & Associates TennesseeLuxuryLifestyle.com • ann@annhoke.com • 615.397.4024 90

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213 COSTA BELLA DRIVE, LAKE TRAVIS Three-acre, private, gated waterfront estate on Lake Travis with boat dock, sport court and oasis backyard. Architectural features take advantage of the amazing views. The wine room holds 1,600 bottles. Gourmet kitchen with huge island. Family room with fireplace, game area and walls of windows. Amazing study with built-ins and staircase leading up to an art or music room. Master with private foyer, sitting room, and a spa-like master bath. Media and exercise room. $6,750,000



Contemporary new construction designed by Dick Clark architect. The builder is Contempo Unique Homes, with exquisite attention to detail and top-of-theline finishes. Walls of windows provide amazing views/light. $3,100,000

Gorgeous Westlake home, privately gated on a cul-de-sac with uninterrupted views of the Hill Country. Open floor plan with great finish out throughout. Two-story great room, gourmet kitchen, wine room, and elevator. $2,775,000



Modern luxury detached condos feature 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, fencedin yards and an oversized 2-car garage. Open-concept living, kitchen and dining. Soaring ceilings and more. $999,000 — $1,029,000

Custom new construction in Westlake designed by Cornerstone Architects. Panoramic downtown city views, amazing finishes, interior is flooded with natural light with large windows, and an open, flowing floor plan. $3,950,000

KATHLEEN BUCHER Kathleen Bucher — Austin Portfolio Real Estate-KWRI The Bucher Group TheBucherGroup.com • KathleenBucher@mac.com • 512.794.6644 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



4818 ECK LANE AUSTIN Amazing 3 Acre Gated Deep Lake Travis Waterfront Cove. Spectacular views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country. Features a main house, guest cottage and workroom. This home offers a total of 5,856 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 1 half bath. 2 master suites in main house. Walls of windows and spacious decks to view incredible sunsets. Gentle slope to lake.


812 RIVERCLIFF ROAD SPICEWOOD Exquisite Custom Built Gated Estate on 7 acres with expansive Hill Country views. Exceptional quality throughout. This home offers 6,858 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths. 4 private suites on main floor. Magnificent bronze Eagle sculpture overlooking stunning award winning resort style pool. 39,000 gallon water storage tank. Walk to Pedernales River Inlet.





SPICEWOOD Stunning Custom Built Deep Lake Travis waterfront property on 2.5 acres located in the prestigious, gated Coves on Lake Travis. Situated to enjoy amazing views of Lake Travis and the Hill Country. This home offers 4,834 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath. Large covered decks on both levels overlook beautiful backyard with large oak trees. An easy walk to personal boat dock. HOA private tennis courts and marina.


MARY HICKEY ASSOCIATED BROKER Keller Williams Realty Lake Travis www.maryhickey.com • mary@maryhickey.com • 512.796.4245 92

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723 CUTLASS LAKEWAY Entertainer’s Paradise! Panoramic lake views from multiple large decks. This home offers a crisp, polished interior with Brazilian cherrywood floors, walls of windows, high ceilings, expansive living areas and exceptional craftsmanship. The kitchen boasts custom cabinets, granite, glass tile, KitchenAid and Miele appliances, courtyard and lake views. The 3rd-floor master retreat features a living area, walk-in closet, dual vanities, separate tub and shower. Guest apartment with private entry, bath and kitchenette! Easement to lot next door for shared boat dock.


MARY LYNNE GIBBS BROKER, ABR, CLHMS, CRB, CRS, GRI, E-PRO Keller Williams Realty Lake Travis • The Gibbs Team Austin 512.431.2403 • austinluxurybroker@gmail.com • www.MaryLynneGibbs.com Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.


Proven Luxury Specialist Amber is an Austin native who has been earning accolades as a top performer since her first year as a Realtor. With more than 10 years of experience, Amber focuses on the luxury residential real estate market, going above and beyond for the most discerning clients and properties. In addition to her philanthropic initiatives, Amber actively pursues professional development opportunities to stay current with her business, earning credentials like Certified Negotiation Expert, which less than 1 percent of Realtors have, and being a member of the Keller Williams Luxury Home Division since conception.

Keller Williams Lake Travis amberharthomes.com amber@amberharthomes.com 512.415.9023

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Austin | Lakeway | Texas Hill Country


mber works in Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country located west of the city. The gorgeous properties located in the booming Lake Travis area are some of the most sought-after homes in the state. According to a recent report, Lake Travis is the biggest lake market in Texas! Million dollar homes boast stunning hill country views, lakefront views and access to the beautiful blue waters of Lake Travis. This area also features world-class golf course communities, dining, shopping, entertainment, and award-winning school systems.


2004 E. 8TH STREET AUSTIN Gorgeous contemporary home located on the East side, minutes from downtown and some of the hottest entertaining spots for all ages! This home has been built to perfection! It offers many builder upgrades including a gourmet kitchen with beautiful, quartz waterfall island, hard tile and hardwood throughout, tall ceilings, high quality windows, a luxurious master bath and much more. Enjoy the rooftop deck for entertaining/chilling out with skyline views! The full property is fenced in and features a detached garage apartment.


119 CYPRESS SHORES LANE KINGSLAND This new waterfront home features an elevator to all floors of LBJ Paradise, main living catwalk to double-level boat dock, heated pool with swim-up bar and LED lighting. The outdoor kitchen boasts stainless cabinets, a 36-inch grill and a built-in TV. Open-concept kitchen with lighted glass cabinets, slide-out spice racks and pot-filler. Four bedrooms, plus a bunk room, 3 full baths, and multiple outdoor entertaining areas. Available furnished and short-term rental ok! Gated community.


GREGG KLAR Keller Williams Luxury Homes www.GreggsTeamAustin.com • GreggKlar@gmail.com • 512.653.0488 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



Alandria Baccus allieb@kw.com 214.859.4534

Kim Davis kim@kimcan.com 972.625.1443

Helen Baker helenbaker@kw.com 214.912.9052

Carol Thompson carol-thompson@kw.com 214.537.9396

Tommy Lankri Marvin Jolly marv@locationdfw.com lankriregroup@kw.com 214.493.1278 214.808.7676

Ornelas + Kline mornelas@kw.com 214.697.5909

Kelli & Brad Ritz brad@ritzgroup.com 214.789.3507

Charles Brazil cbrazil@kw.com 469.230.3774

Mike Brodie mike@mikebrodie.com 214.808.4900

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Nick McCoy nmccoy@kw.com 214.773.0020

Scott & Barbara Scribner barbarascribner@kw.com 972.835.2272

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Introducing the KW Realty River Hills Property Group — where we have combined an unprecedented team of agents with diverse backgrounds and decades of experience to provide premium client services. Coupling our personal strengths with the unmatched technology of the Keller Williams digital platform and our strong core values, we are delighted to showcase the ultimate team of real estate experts.

Proudly serving Central Texas, Highland Lakes and Greater Austin areas. Let us work for you. River Hills Property Team: Marisa Stromberg 512.924.8666 Shanna Garrett 512.755.7238

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50 CR410 SPICEWOOD Rare opportunity to own a 3-sided waterfront estate with over 50 acres! Enjoy spectacular waterfront acres on the main body of Lake Travis. Make the perfect ranch or divide into as many as 42 lots. Private stone entrance, panoramic views, large oak trees scattered among the heavily wooded property while surrounded by picturesque views. Great location just within minutes of Highway 71, schools, shopping, restaurants and more! For more information on this property, contact Vala Harbison. $3,997,800

VALA HARBISON REALTORS Keller Williams Realty Austin Southwest www.thelegendteam.net • valatx@kw.com • V. 512.217.7773

408 HANEY TRACE HORESHOE BAY This stunning, custom home features 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half baths, a 3-car garage, and formal dining. One-of-a-kind antique French pavers in the kitchen and master bath set the tone for luxurious living. Featuring authentic artisan doors from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances are featured in this custom gourmet kitchen. Nanny’s quarters or guest suite are complete with a boutique kitchen and private entrance. Spacious indoor-outdoor living with fireplace, pool grotto and pavilion with grill offer the perfect space for entertaining your guests. $2,599,000

CORAL KENNEDY & VALA HARBISON REALTORS Keller Williams Realty Austin Southwest www.thelegendteam.net • coral@coralkennedy.com • C. 214.293.1777 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



362 THOMPSON HEIGHTS DENISON As seen in July on HGTV’s “Best. Pool. Ever.” show, this luxury lakefront estate is located on a deep-water cove on the southeastern shores of Lake Texoma. The 11,500-square-foot, 6-bedroom home has lake views from almost every room, professional-grade indoor and outdoor kitchens, and a 2-story, infinity-edge pool designed to maximize entertaining and sunset views on the lake. From the helipad and pier, to the boathouse, there’s an amenity for every activity.


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6208 LD LOCKETT COLLEYVILLE Gated, private country estate on nearly 3 acres is both perfect for entertaining and an ideal setting to relax and enjoy a quieter pace. Escape to the expansive outdoor living space overlooking the heated pool with grotto, spa and professional landscaping. Chefs will delight in the large island kitchen, which boasts top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite counters, custom cabinetry and a butler’s pantry. Fantastic floor plan with master and secondary bedroom downstairs along with a handsome study, wine closet, mudroom and utility room. Multiple staircases lead to the game room, 3 bedrooms and storage galore!


MIKE BRODIE & NICK MCCOY Keller Williams Plano mike@mikebrodie.com • nmccoy@kw.com M. 214.808.4900 • N. 214.773.0020 • O. 972.599.7000 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



11507 BISTRO LANE HOUSTON This brilliantly designed 6-bedroom custom home in the estate section of the gated Royal Oaks Country Club boast a gracious floor plan including a grand reception with fresco barrel ceilings, travertine floors, and exquisite millwork. This estate features exquisite finishes for the consummate host including a state-ofthe-art chef’s kitchen with professional stainless steel appliances, 2 dishwashers, instant hot prep sink, an extensive butler’s pantry and wine grotto with double wine chillers. Features include cast stone fireplaces, an executive office with 24-foot ceilings, a library, theater room, flex, exercise and game room. The main floor includes a master with 3 walk-in closets, plus additional main-floor guest suite. Perfect for enjoying the outdoors, the backyard includes a private, heated lagoon pool, covered paver patio, summer kitchen, pergola and fire pit. $2,290,000

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3 NETHERFIELD WAY THE WOODLANDS Exceptional French country estate home embodies the warmth and elegance of luxury living with distinction. Situated on a 1.51-acre lot in the exclusive, gated golf course community of Carlton Woods, overlooking the 1st green of the Nicklaus course and adjacent to greenbelt for ultimate privacy! This 4-story masterpiece showcases manicured gardens, timeless pool design, elaborate outdoor kitchen, fire pit, pergola, paved pathways/arches, and extensive verandas/balconies on multiple levels! The thoughtful interior boasts rich hardwoods, stone accents, marble tops and a Vivaldi-inspired mural that extends from the wine room to executive study on the 4th floor with a full bath! The main level features both formals, a home office, owner’s retreat and much more.


JO ANNE JOHNSON REALTOR Keller Williams Realty, The Woodlands & Magnolia JJSellsTheWoodlands.com • JoAnneJohnsonRealEstateGroup.com 713.703.3316 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



27 GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE THE WOODLANDS Elegant style and detailing shows off over 15,000 square feet of luxury! Resting on the 8th hole of Carlton Wood’s Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, this incredible estate is superbly designed offering unsurpassed craftsmanship. Inside highlights Crestron Home Automation; commercialgrade, temperature-controlled 600-bottle wine room; Enkeboll mouldings; Cantera doors; and Walnut and Alder hardwoods. Restful views and incredible grounds.


3 ESTANCIA PLACE THE WOODLANDS NEW CONSTRUCTION by Novi Home Builders Corp. (All photos are virtual renderings.) This in-process stunner is located on a pristine lot, one of the largest in Carlton Woods Creekside. An exquisite, smart floor plan, will feature clean lines with modern elements! Schedule a visit to see how you can select, complete and make this gorgeous custom home uniquely your own. This impressive residence is designed for living/entertaining in exceptional style.


97 W. GRAND REGENCY CIRCLE THE WOODLANDS Beautifully updated inside and out! Light and bright with fresh new paint, wood floors, custom built-ins and completely remodeled kitchen and baths. Over $750K in updates and modern improvements include state-of-the-art Crestron and Lutron automation systems and stunning contemporary kitchen remodel. Gorgeous, private, wooded lot backs to the 15th hole of the Nicklaus Golf Course.


DIANE KINK BROKER ASSOCIATE & KINK TEAM FOUNDER Keller Williams The Woodlands & Magnolia luxebythekinkteam.com • dianekink@thekinkteam.com • 281.364.4828 104

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SAN ANTONIO Gated hilltop luxury home with 5,172 square feet offering 360-degree views from every room on over 50-wildlife-exempt acres plus an expansive deck and vanishing-edge pool. The state-of-the-art home features an exclusive fiber-optic network, media room and 2nd-floor crow’s nest library with 2 private balconies. $2,485,000

GARDEN RIDGE Resort-quality living on 1.81 private acres with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. The main residence offers an open living area, bathed in light and overlooking an outdoor paradise! Other features include a chef’s kitchen, 2 dining areas, a master suite with dual-sided fireplace, and a guest casita.



SAN ANTONIO Live well and entertain lavishly, year round, indoors and out, in this 6,047-square-foot, Santa Barbara-style estate on a private cul-de-sac offering Architectural Digest quality and ambience. This chic home offers a gallery entry, marble and mesquite wood floors, and natural light throughout.

BOERNE Exquisite detailing is evident throughout this new, custom 4,275square-foot masterpiece. The open floor plan features a kitchen with 4 ovens, 2 islands, a wine dispenser and quartz counters, while the master retreat offers outdoor access to a covered patio with fireplace and outdoor kitchen.




DENISE GRAVES ABR, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, REALTOR® Keller Williams Portfolio Real Estate, The Graves Group TheGravesGroup.com • denise@thegravesgroup.com • 210.260.2176 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.





PARK CITY This contemporary gem, built by architect Steve Stanton, is perfectly perched to take advantage of one of the best views in Park City. The property offers easy access to skiing, dining, shopping, and all of the outdoor recreation imaginable. www.3349americansaddlerdr.com

MIDWAY Monte Rosa is an exquisite mountain-legacy estate with a beautiful and spacious custom home and pool on 50-plus private acres with panoramic views surrounded by, and with private access to, thousands of acres of public land. www.monterosamidway.com














PARK CITY This smart home represents the highest standard of modern living with an abundance of natural light. The large, open floor plan and expansive outdoor space, including a swimming pool on 1.16 acres of equestrian zoned property, is ideal for entertaining. www.2381luckyjohn.com

PARK CITY Meticulously designed, this home features elegant high-end appliances, finishes and aesthetics. Located in the heart of North America’s largest ski resort, Park City, it sits perched in the trees with ski-in/ski-out access directly off of a groomed and maintained run. www.colony199.com



GREG MINER REALTOR, J.D. Keller Williams Park City, Utah Luxury Real Estate Group www.utahluxurygroup.com • greg@utahluxurygroup.com • 435.668.7771 106

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9988 WINTERCREST DRIVE ASHLAND Situated on 39 acres, this home is conveniently located in Ashland, VA and features an amazing layout with a central courtyard designed for year-round recreation. Follow the imported, marble tile floor through the 1st floor, from the opulent living room with a grand fireplace to a kitchen that was made for entertaining. A hall of French doors opens to the covered patio and courtyard with arched details and a pool. Other notable features include a huge rec room, 8 baths, 2 additional bedrooms, an attached garage and an elevator. This property has the perfect combination of luxury, convenience and seclusion!


105 PANORAMA ROAD MONTROSS Aptly named, Panorama is a historic, equestrian estate located on 130-plus acres as part of the Historical Home Registry. This meticulously restored Georgian home has been completely restored within the last 5 years. The kitchen features a fireplace, custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero and Wolfe appliances, marble and soapstone counters and a butler’s pantry. The upstairs offers 4 bedrooms, as well as 2 additional bedrooms/ bath suites on the 3rd floor. The outbuildings include a 12-stall barn with an office, bath and extensive storage. The guesthouse includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and full bath and a 2nd barn for storage.


DAVID WRIGHT Keller Williams Midlothian davidwright@herggroup.com • 804.307.2589 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



2814 FAIRVIEW AVENUE EAST SEATTLE Welcome to the Residences at Fairview, where modern architecture meets waterfront living. Designed by Atelier Jones to maximize western exposure views from all levels, this one-of-a-kind collection offers private access to Lake Union, boat moorage and Wards Cove Marina amenities. Spectacular views of Gasworks Park, float planes, sailboats, and crew shells make these iconic pieces of Seattle part of your everyday experience. The thriving neighborhood of Eastlake offers walking and biking trails and easy access to coffee shops and great restaurants. Enjoy a celebration of the outdoors and a connection to the water in the middle of our city, just minutes from downtown. Visit www.luxurylakeuniontownhome.com to learn more. $1,998,000


www.whyworkwithmary.com Keller Williams Realty Bellevue • mary@maryleerealestate.com • 425.941.4229


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23118 3RD AVE SE BOTHELL Beautiful, new-construction home on a quiet dead-end street on an extra-large private lot! Spacious open floor plan with hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room. The chef’s kitchen features quartz counters, custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a wine fridge. Enjoy the master suite with 2 walk-in closets, dual showerheads, and a soaking tub. Mature landscaping surrounds the spacious backyard and large 3-car garage! Great location close to restaurants, shopping, parks and easy access to the 405 and only 15 miles to Seattle or Bellevue. Highly-rated Northshore School District. Visit our website for more info: www.BeachAndBlvd.com. Price reduced by $50,000. $1,199,988

GERALD & MELISSA OVERBECK LUXURY, ABR, CNE, ASP, SRES Keller Williams Realty Seattle • 206.383.1207 geraldoverbeck@kw.com • www.BeachandBlvd.com

RACHEL WANG Keller Williams Realty Seattle • Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.

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LUXURY HOME IN ONE OF TORONTO’S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS TORONTO Constructed with the highest attention to detail, this custom-built home is fully equipped with Smarthome technology. Featuring a dramatic great room with soaring ceilings and a chef’s kitchen with a custom island with waterfall edge, top-of-the-line appliances and ample storage. The family room comes with a gas fireplace and walkout to the private yard, while the finished basement has a 2nd walkout to the yard. Located in one of Toronto’s most desirable neighborhoods, a short walk to the Yonge subway line to Downtown Toronto, and to many high-end shops and restaurants.

$2,699,000 CAD

IRENE KAUSHANSKY BROKER, B.SC., A.S.A., CLHMS PHILIP BROWN BROKER OF RECORD, B.S.W., A.S.A. Keller Williams Portfolio Realty Brokerage, The Kaushansky Brown Team www.IreneandPhilip.com • info@IreneandPhilip.com D. 416.259.2444 • O. 416.864.3888 110

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EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOM HOME IN CENTRAL TORONTO TORONTO This masterfully built home with over 3,000 square feet of living space offers a bright and spacious open-concept main floor with tasteful architectural details. The stylish kitchen features a marble backsplash, high-end appliances and a large center island perfect for entertaining. The finished basement offers an additional 1,000-plus square feet of living space and has a walkout to the backyard. Just a 20-minute drive to Pearson Airport, ideally located close to major traffic routes, public transportation, shopping, parks, and schools.

$2,488,900 CAD

IRENE KAUSHANSKY BROKER, B.SC., A.S.A., CLHMS PHILIP BROWN BROKER OF RECORD, B.S.W., A.S.A. Keller Williams Portfolio Realty Brokerage, The Kaushansky Brown Team www.IreneandPhilip.com • info@IreneandPhilip.com D. 416.259.2444 • O. 416.864.3888 Each Keller Williams Realty office is independently owned and operated.



CASA DIAMANTÉ LOS BARRILES Located in the desirable town of Los Barriles in Baja, Casa Diamanté is a one-of-a-kind, 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath property with stunning views across sea, mountains and city lights. Features include 4,842 square feet of living space, a separate guesthouse/maid’s quarters, hot tub/Jacuzzi, pool, fire pit and ample deck and patio areas. This Frank Lloyd Wrightinspired contemporary property has been conveniently built for 1-level living offering one of the best vantage points on the East Cape. $1,249,000 bajabuyersbrokerage.com/property/19-2567

CASA CAREXI SAN JOSE DEL CABO Tastefully designed, custom-contemporary 5-bedroom, 5-bath located on fairway number 7 of the Jack Nicklaus mountain course located in Palmilla Estates. Built for entertaining, experience multiple fire pits, a pool and ample patio space on this stunning 7,532-square-foot property that also boasts a separate maid’s quarters and delightful architectural features throughout. Plenty of storage and a triple-car garage to accommodate all the toys. $1,950,000 bajabuyersbrokerage.com/property /18-2497

CASA DE AMIGOS SAN JOSE DEL CABO Spectacular home in the coveted neighborhood of La Jolla. Three-bedroom, 3.5-bath, completely furnished home offers breathtaking views to the Sea of Cortez. Features include a large pool, barbecue, Palapa terrace and plenty of entertaining space in a gated community with tennis courts and children’s park. This is 2 lots unified making it one of the largest properties in La Jolla at 19,536 square feet. A unique property in an excellent location.

$1,020,000 bajabuyersbrokerage.com/property/19-1943

The new Luxury Division in Cabo is a team of professional, knowledgeable Realtors® who are by your side to locate your dream home or help you sell when you want to make a change.

HARRY SCHIKORA ABR®, CLHMS®, REALTOR® The Keller Williams Luxury Team, Cabo Paradise www.kwcaboluxury.com • harry.schikora@kwmexico.mx • 907.978.0230 112

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Seeing Eye to Eye By Kristen Ordonez

Through the execution of style and design excellence, JAB Design Group provides high style with a unique, personal touch that connects with their clients.




wner/founder of JAB Design Group, Joseph A. Berkowitz, developed a passion for design at a young age, discovering while pursuing a career in architecture that he preferred “the inside of the home to the outside.” Now a visionary interior designer, he understands that the sense of professionalism his firm exudes comes not just from the selection of materials and pieces chosen by designers, but from the personal care brought into each project. Berkowitz was first thrust into the spotlight after appearing on the HGTV series Show House Showdown, a show which proved to be the best platform to exhibit his outgoing personality and bold creative style. Since starting his design firm, Berkowitz has designed a wide range of residential, commercial and hospitality projects, infusing each with style and personality. “Our mission is to create something original, and new for every client,” Berkowitz says, “something that completely satisfies their needs and their dreams while infusing our many years of design and style expertise,” a result which he stresses can be difficult to achieve. However, Berkowitz relies on his personable character and ability to develop strong work relationships to impress and satisfy clients, a skill he is particularly proud to possess.

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“Anyone can look online, see our work and say ‘I love his work, I want to hire him.’ But the referrals and things that are said about me are often about me as a person,” he says. This ability to relate to clients is something that is evident throughout the company, and therefore provides an extra “flavor to our business,” Berkowitz notes. From the colorful array of completed interior design projects and renovations, there is no denying that JAB has a fully developed palette of flavors. JAB prioritizes not only creative, highquality design, but it also raises its standards in terms of style, tending to stray away from relying on trend forecasts or predictions. “We are here to show our client what our unique style is,” he states, saying that, in general, he prefers styles that infuse more classic design styles, such as Traditional, Contemporary and more, with even more layers of different colors, textures. “It’s all in the details,” he notes. In terms of design inspiration, the pool to draw from has no real limits, as Berkowitz says his “eyes are always wide open, and they can take in a lot.” Always appreciative of color and texture, he finds great history and antiquity in European design, one that exhibits layers of style that isn’t usually present in American design. By the same token, he says, the colors and playfulness associated with the typical Floridian style of design is one he enjoys as well. Whether it’s the beauty of Pennsylvania, where the brand is headquartered, or the busy streets of New York City that showcase style on every corner, life itself is a motivator and usually the ultimate source of inspiration for the designers at JAB. Some of the firm’s more popular projects can be found highlighted on JAB’s website, including a stunning residential design of a penthouse in North Palm Beach, Florida. The open space and beautiful architecture of the space gave him the perfect spark of creativity that helped shape the interior’s design. His vision, he mentions, included a massive, high-gloss wooden structure that was ultimately an arch that served as a dramatic focal point, one of his bigger ideas that to most would seem too intimidating to accomplish. However, working together with the homeowner helped bring this dream into reality. Berkowitz says he’d love the opportunity to work on projects outside the U.S, having only been a consultant on several projects abroad, but never working firsthand in a different country. Though not yet working overseas, the firm has several upcoming projects in the works that he is 114

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highly anticipating. Though there are many perks to the job, he says all the hard work and in-depth correspondence culminates into one, glorious yet frantic day, his favorite day: installation day. “That day when you put it all together, and we do try and do it all in one day, I get a great rush from it,” he says, “I enjoy the organized chaos, being in the center and orchestrating all of it.” Being able to conduct such sophistication and high quality, Berkowitz says there’s so much more to being a boss in this industry. His advice? Focus on the business aspect, not just design. “It’s not just about being creative, there are a lot of creative people out there,” he states. “You have to know how to run a business, work with people, and overall have longevity, and that comes from being a good businessman.”

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A phenomenon called synesthesia enables this artist to hear see music like few others. By Jessica Ganga


burst of blue. A shot of yellow. A splash of pinks and purples. These colors, and a combination of others, fill up the canvases that 28-year-old artist Melissa McCracken paints. The barrage of colors come to McCracken in her mind as she listens to her favorite music. Each note, each instrument making a song appear more beautiful than the next. Synesthesia, which is what allows McCracken to see the colorful imagery, is a perceptual and neurological condition where a person’s senses are essentially cross-wired. In other cases, people can taste words, give numbers and letters personalities or see them as different colors, which McCracken says she sees as well. It wasn’t until McCracken was about 16 years old that she discovered she had synesthesia. “I was choosing a ringtone for my cell phone,” says McCracken. “And I was trying to choose a song that would match my phone. I was sitting with a friend and I was listening to orange songs because I thought that they would complement my blue phone.” Everything clicked for her during her time in college where she studied psychology, along with communications. 116

It wasn’t until her family and friends began to understand synesthesia and have conversations about it, that McCracken decided it was time to paint what she saw. “I would kind of lay out the colors and the texture of it, but then it eventually got to the point where I was like, ‘This is silly. I feel like I should just show you what it is and you would have a better understanding of what I’m experiencing,’” says McCracken. At first, McCracken didn’t know what career path she wanted to take. She always knew she wanted to be an artist, but feared it wouldn’t be a good choice or a practical one. After college, she traveled to Germany to work as an au pair for a year. It was then, with the encouragement and support of her parents, that she decided to pursue art as her career, combining three of her favorite things: art, music and psychology. Each painting has its own way of going from song to canvas, McCracken explains. In the beginning, most of her paintings came from memory, her first piece coming to her from a memory of her older brother practicing Jimi Hendrix’s song “Little Wing” on guitar when they


Color of a Melody


Life on Mars? Inspired by David Bowie.

Two of Us On the Run, inspired by Lucius

Unstoppable, inspired by Lianne La Havas


were both younger. Instead of focusing on the setting of listening to her brother play the song over and over again, trying to imitate the famous guitarist, she remembered the swirl of colors it created. “It was mostly a colorful memory … I remember the pinks and the blues and kind of envisioning that as he’s playing it.” As a music lover, McCracken typically finds inspiration from simply listening to songs where she knows the painting as soon as the whirlpool of colors fills her head. McCracken does have her favorite artists to paint, including Radiohead, Frank Ocean and James Blake, who she says create colorful music that excites her every time she listens. To McCracken, different genres produce particular color palettes. She explains, “country music, for example, usually has earthier tones, like more browns and yellows and deep greens and musky blue-looking colors” But goes on to say that not every song or genre is tied to certain hues, with some genres such as hip-hop or electronic music going in different directions from song to song. McCracken notes that the colors of some songs surprise her. She recalls a song by James Blake, “Our Love Comes Back,” and how during the “washy pink and cloudy colors” that formed, a burst of a golden, pinkish orange color sparked out of nowhere, a new shock to her vision she had never experienced before, creating something she wasn’t too fond of. With color comes texture, which many of her paintings have due to the use of oil paints as her chosen medium. The “nice vibrancy and luster with them fare well with the music,” says McCracken, who goes on to say that “certain voices or certain instruments have specific-looking textures to them, too.” When creating her works of art, McCracken keeps in mind that she is a voice for what these songs look like and strives to accurately depict how it looks as the artwork comes to her mind. Although she primarily paints music, sounds have shaped pieces of art. One of those sounds: her father’s voice. “I remember sitting on his lap when I was little and I was falling asleep when he was talking with some friends,” says McCracken. “I remember the vibration of his voice and how deep it was … it was just a very vivid memory for me, so I painted that for him for his birthday one year.” McCracken cherishes her family’s love and confidence in her career. During her first gallery showing in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is 118

Little Wing is inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing and McCracken’s older brother’s version of it. This is her first painting.

originally from, she recalls how it felt bringing everyone together. “It was so insane that anyone would even be there for anything that I had done,” says McCracken. “It’s one of the only times in my life where I’ve gotten to have friends and family and people from past walks of life all come together just to stop by and say ‘hi.’ I love those nights so much, they’re special.” During a transitional point in her career before one of her shows, McCracken created a piece on a whim that became an important one. The night before the show, McCracken stayed up and put together an 8-foot painting, which she titled “The In Between” based off “33 Gods” by Bon Iver. She went on to say that “as a painter, it kind of relinquished a lot of my inhibitions with painting.” McCracken believes her work also allows people to acknowledge and understand synesthesia, having others with the condition know it’s okay to have it. “I’ve gotten emails where

people are excited because, like me, they didn’t know that this was a thing.” She doesn’t look at the condition as a setback, but says it’s always welcoming to meet other synesthetes who relate to what she sees. McCracken looks forward to the future of her career and how she can expand her creativity. ”I’m honestly excited to open my lens of how to look at things,” she says. “I feel like in a lot of respects, that it’s kind of my role … to show people music differently, but I’m kind of ready to have those times be opened up to myself and try to challenge myself in ways to look at presenting art a little bit differently.” Along with inspiring herself as an artist, McCracken also offered inspiring words to young artists and people who are just getting started in their careers, saying that the best thing to do is not let the work become consuming. “I would say it’s a matter of, honestly, sticking to your guns with things

and doing what you want to do it, especially if you’re expressing yourself. The whole point is to express yourself. If [you] start to alter that for anyone else, I think that’s when it becomes a problem and gets in the way a little bit.”

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Finding The Right Folds

This Dubai designer’s nod to origami, geometric patterns and Emirati culture leads to distinctive creations.



By Jessica Ganga


ultidisciplinary designer Aljoud Lootah defines the essence of form and function with her intricate furniture designs. By mixing traditional design with modern features, Lootah creates works of art that catch the eye. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Lootah draws inspiration from her Emirati culture, using design techniques and the stories that accompany them to craft her one-of-a-kind pieces. Starting out as a graphic design major and freelance graphic designer while in university, Lootah changed her path, deciding to focus on product design. In 2012, Lootah enrolled in a program

What was the first piece you designed and how have you seen yourself and your work grow since then? The first piece I designed was the Unfolding Unity stool back in 2012, launched at Design Days Dubai in 2013. Since then, I believe that I’ve grown immensely as a designer and as a business owner. Our studio was established a year after in 2014 and our team has been growing organically since then. My understanding for design, aesthetics and functionality has been developing with every project we work on, and my curiosity to explore materials is always on the rise. What are some words that best describe your style of work? Minimal. Material-driven. Sharp. Modern. “The Oru Series” was inspired by the intricate art of Japanese paper-folding. What about the art form inspired you to use it as a basis for your designs? The Oru Series was the first official collection as my debut as a designer. I had a major creativity block prior

by Dubai Culture and Tashkeel. There, she and a group of Emirati designers developed and designed a product that would have the chance to be showcased at Design Days Dubai, the first fair in Dubai that showcases limited edition pieces from around the region and around the world. After the 6-month program, she set her sights on product design and established her own Aljoud Lootah Design Studio. Lootah continues to push the limits with what she creates, and there is no creative end for her in sight. She sat down with Keller Williams Luxury International to talk about her work.

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At top left, Lootah’s first piece, The Unity stool led her to create more sophisticated pieces


to working on the collection. I took a piece of paper and started folding it, and that is when I realized I could do much more in terms of shapes if I focused on turning the origamiinspired folds into functional products. I did a lot of research and there was something very exciting about working with my hands, which led to the creation of The Oru Series. I didn’t realize back then that these shapes I was working with, with their lines and edges, would be a constant staple in my newer collections.

trying to find what each motif represented. After breaking the patterns down, I worked on combining a staple shape which was found on most of the patterns: The Hourglass shape formed by two triangles reflected. It was said that it represents heaps of sand dunes and dates. I merged these shapes with geometric lines that represent the narrow bands of Al Sadu and then decided to apply them onto rugs. The rugs are hand-knotted in Afghanistan by female artisans who work on weaving as a source of living.

Can you describe the process and work that was put into creating the Misnad and Uwairyan carpets? Misnad and Uwairyan are both products that were inspired by Al Sadu weaving, a traditional indigenous style of weaving that employs color and pattern motifs as decorative elements that also convey within them social artifacts and cultural values. It is mostly practiced by women in rural communities of the United Arab Emirates to produce soft furnishings and decorative accessories. The patterns of Al Sadu weaving are very distinctive, mainly in the form of narrow bands of geometric designs. It was so [intriguing] and exciting to break down these patterns and study them while

What challenges did you face, if any, on your path to becoming a designer? I haven’t faced any challenges as a designer in the UAE. On the contrary, we are given so many opportunities to explore our passions, work on ideas and we are constantly provided support through governmental and private organizations that believe in the importance of the advancement of the design field. My main challenge revolves around finding suppliers and manufacturers who work with various materials and provide reasonably priced services. How do you combine your culture as an Emirati woman in your design work? I often draw inspirations from the Emirati

culture and crafts as well as historic references and try to derive elements from the history as well. These elements are studied and then designed in a modern way where it could be more relevant to the current world that we are living in. The main idea behind this is to tell the stories of our roots in a way that people from all over the world can relate to and admire. This is my way of keeping our history alive. What projects are you currently working on? We are currently in the process of finalizing our products for Dubai Design Week, as well as working on the final touches of a room divider, which was designed as part of the AlBurda Endowment commission. How do you hope to inspire young women that would like to get into design or start their own business? What advice would you give? I would advise them to work with passion and keep pursuing what they dream of; to face their fears and be committed. My father once said “Rules can be bent, but not broken.” I have lived by this for over 10 years and I believe that this is such a good saying for the younger generations to live by.

VIP Shopping With no need to fight crowds for bargains, privileged shoppers sip champagne while personal stylists reinvent them. By Roger Grody



or many people, shopping for clothes is an unpleasant chore while others find it an addictive hobby. But for professional fashion stylists servicing an exclusive clientele, shopping is serious business. Personal stylists in three cities share their insights on how to address their elite clients’ needs. “My clients are high-achieving women,” reports personal stylist Hanna Lee of Chicago, noting women in their fifties — typically corporate CEOs, attorneys, physicians, and entrepreneurs — is the prime demographic for her firm, Hanna Lee Style. She also works with a few celebrities and out-of-town clients who book sessions months in advance of their visits to the Windy City. “Most women I work with wear and love classic, timeless styles,” says Lee of her clients who are busy with work, family and travel. “They appreciate the time that goes into a highly curated wardrobe and that’s why I’m hired, to save time so they can spend it where it matters to them,” says Lee. Her relationships with boutique owners 123

suggests, “Go ahead and rock it, as long as you feel comfortable.” She continues, “Fashion is not a science, so there’s lots of room for interpretation and application,” and suggests that confidence frequently makes bold choices appear more successful. Joubert believes a stylist often needs to double as a psychologist, easing clients’ insecurities and drawing attention to their best features. After first conducting an audit on his or her closet, Joubert meets her client for shopping. “Some clients like to go through the racks with me, but many prefer I pre-select items, so when they arrive we go straight to the fitting rooms.” For ladies, Joubert is currently fond of Paris-based labels Zadig & Voltaire, Maje and Sandro, while for male clients she appreciates John Varvatos, Hugo Boss and Ted Baker. Boutique-hopping on Rodeo Drive may be what many people envision of personal stylists in L.A., but those working with “real people” prefer high-end department stores, some of which make special accommodations for professional shoppers.

Hanna Lee (right) ensures VIP treatment for her clients at chic Chicago boutiques.


thoughtfully curated.” In Los Angeles, busy women turn to Joubert Styling for personalized wardrobe services. “There are definitely more business opportunities for personal styling in L.A. due to the entertainment industry, and because people here are very focused on appearances,” reports founder Catherine Joubert. While some of her clients are celebrities, most are studio executives, physicians and affluent stay-at-home moms looking for a new wardrobe after a pregnancy. “Some don’t have a personal style, others just need a fresh set of eyes,” explains Joubert. Forty percent of her clients are male and despite L.A.’s laid-back vibe, they do have occasions to dress up. “Men still need a suit, but it’s not as conservative as it used to be, so clients can be bolder with their fabric choices and don’t need to shy away from color,” says the stylist. Commenting that L.A. is very accepting of new styles, Joubert

“There’s nothing like being in a dressing room, in person, showing clients looks that have been thoughtfully curated.” — Hanna Lee


result in VIP treatment for those clients, including special hours and previews of new collections. “My personal style is similar to most of my clients: classic with a twist,” says Lee. “I like to add something unexpected, which could be a pop of color, texture or a unique pair of shoes,” she adds. While Lee favors labels like Narcisco Rodriguez, Max Mara and Brunello Cucinelli, she also appreciates emerging designers. “I love small independent designers and support them when I can — that is, when they fit my client’s aesthetics and style,” qualifies the stylist. Lee encourages clients to discover new looks but respects their own fashion integrity. “Most of my clients have a very defined sense of their style so while they’re open to being pushed out of their comfort zones, I do it in a way that doesn’t sacrifice their own personal style,” she says. “Styling relationships are all about trust, so I’m honest with my clients and they appreciate that,” insists Lee. Lee acknowledges the Internet is making personal styling more accessible, so she has increased her own technology presence with virtual services that can engage customers across the country. However, she cautions, “There’s nothing like being in a dressing room, in person, showing clients looks that have been


In Philadelphia, image consultant and personal stylist Ashley Schafer offers a wide range of services, from closet audits and shopping to travel styling, including convenient virtual services. “As an image consultant, I want to know what your desired image is, how you want others to perceive you and what your lifestyle’s like,” explains Schafer, who begins every client relationship with a series of probing questions encompassing career, social activities and aspirations. Schafer also checks out the client’s closet to see what she is doing right and how she has gone astray. Many of Schafer’s clients are professional women who recently received a promotion, are seeking a career change or simply transitioning into a new chapter in their lives. Working with a professional to cultivate a new wardrobe and image is not an unjustified expense, insists Schafer. “Women think nothing of spending a few hundred dollars on their hair and invest in personal trainers, so styling and image consulting

Philadelphia stylist and image consultant Ashley Schafer explores the racks for her clients.


Los Angeles’ Catherine Joubert searches for the perfect outfit. fit right into that category,” she explains. Like Joubert, Schafer prefers pre-selecting merchandise for her clients, who have access to private fitting rooms when they arrive at the store, their chic Ashley Schaferbranded shopping bags already packed with snacks and swag. “If a client walked into the store on her own, she might gravitate to items that are not the best fit or color for her, and the sales girl wouldn’t know what pieces suit her or her lifestyle,” she reports. “Anybody can drape themselves in Gucci and Louis Vuitton and look expensive,” says Schafer, who does not believe a woman needs to spend a fortune to look great. “Find a trend that feels authentic to your own sense of style and don’t feel pressured to participate in something just because it’s trendy,” recommends the Philadelphia image consultant, who believes most people just need a little help with their choices.

Trending Now Some winter styles are classically perennial while others are subject to the whims of Parisian designers and celebrity influencers. Here’s what’s hot this winter season: Outerwear: For warmth, women are learning that the dramatic-looking capes draping willowy runway models are actually very practical. Philadelphia stylist Ashley Schafer suggests investing in a “statement coat” distinguished by its coloring or detailing. Colors: Hanna Lee observes rich, saturated colors trending this season, along with monochromatic winter white outfits, a favorite of the Chicago stylist. Schafer adds that neon colors are also brightening the scene. Patterns: Lee reports houndstooth and plaid remain classic winter patterns, and L.A.’s Catherine Joubert reveals the emergence of animal prints in untraditional colors. Luxe Touch: Faux fur echoes a timeless expression of wintertime extravagance, and chic brands like Fendi and Balenciaga are splashing their logos over cashmere sweaters. Accessories: Schafer believes shoes, scarves and bags are great ways to test audacious trends (e.g. neon colors, bold prints), and suggests hats convey confidence. Menswear: Joubert reports that flannel — not the lumberjack look, but a more sophisticated interpretation — is a definite trend this season. 125

Master distiller James McEwan carefully gathers herbs for The Botanist gin on the cliffs of Islay.

What if your favorite cocktails were part of a larger movement to save the planet?

By Kristen Ordonez



In the Details

From solar panels to butterfly migratory gardens, Copper Kings works constantly to instill sustainable change in their brandies.


Destillaré IPA Float


iving a more eco-conscious lifestyle can easily be done with just a few changes, from eliminating the use of plastic bags to growing your own vegetables. For businesses, changes can be made on both a small or large scale, including those that produce wine and spirits. Whether it’s promoting the importance of bees to foraging botanicals on the cliffs of Scotland, spirit craftsmen are taking it upon themselves to get closer to their ingredients and methods of production to advocate sustainability. Alcohol, in the simplest terms, is an agricultural product and depends on environments that are sustainably kept, from having a consistent clean water supply to keeping its pollinator population healthy. Sourcing from these environments and acting responsibly commercially comes down to the manufacturers and craftsmen themselves, and everyone does it differently. With regard to sustainable sourcing and production, however, the best brands understand that it’s all in the details. For many of these companies, paying attention to the “small things” is simply part of the

Destillaré Negroni

job, as founder/owner of Copper and Kings American Brandy Joe Heron says, adding that “doing is the highest state of consciousness.” Copper and Kings uses traditional copperpot distillation to forge natural, pure pot-still American brandies. These brandies are nonchill filtered with no additives, for an authentic, uncorrupted flavor, nose and color. According to Copper and Kings’ website, the art of brandy revolves around the concept of retention and concentration, much like how its methods of craftsmanship concentrate on sustainability. Forty-two solar panels were installed on the roof of the Copper and Kings headquarters, which supplements the building’s energy supply. The company also uses two closed-loop water recycling systems for production, one for chilling and one for boiling/heating the stills. The Botanist Islay Dry Gin is also a brand that thrives on meticulous details. During the inception of the brand’s signature gin, master distiller James McEwan worked with Dr. Richard and Mavis Gulliver, who introduced him to 33

Montanya Rum Sangria

herbs, leaves and flowers that could be sustainably foraged on the Scottish island of Islay. From the initial 33, McEwan selected 22 for the flavor and fragrance to be the main ingredients of The Botanist gin. These natural materials are abundant on the island, and are all common enough to be harvested without any impact on the wild populations. The result is a versatile spirit that, as a brand representative notes, is “an homage to Islay, a botanical exploration of its heritage.” The Botanist states that all aspects of sustainability are important, and works to incorporate these techniques throughout production, from foraging botanicals with care, selecting responsible suppliers, to the distillery itself. James Donaldson, The Botanist’s full-time professional forager since 2017, works to preserve the legacy of his predecessors — taking only what is needed and hand-picking in a way that doesn’t cause damage to the plants. “The 22 botanicals that give our gin the unique flavor are harvested sustainably around Islay between March and October,” the brand reports; they are then sent 127


creative processes with reusing warm water from condensation to start fermentation,” she adds. Hoskin says that there are many layers in claiming eco-integrity, and that challenges do come with upholding these commitments. There are five main categories to keep in mind, she notes: Raw Ingredients, Distilling, Bottling and Branding, Fleets and Company Transportation, and Tasting Room/Mercantile Operations. Montanya has developed eco-conscious production practices for each category that not only work to promote their sustainability promise, but also differentiates them from competitors. For example, the distillery is 100-percent wind-powered and produces 75 percent less landfill-bound waste, while its bottling center sources from cradle-to-cradle glass manufacturers and uses recycled paper, boxes and bio-corks. Though these changes sometimes take longer and aren’t always the easiest way, Hoskin affirms she wouldn’t want it done any other way. “This has been part of our ethos from day one. Every decision we make considers how we’ll impact the environment … I’ve never once

regretted this decision. I want to leave a habitable world for generations to come.” While steadying a course for this sustainable world, each brand has unique ways of showing its commitment to “going green” and paying it forward to their customers. Copper and Kings, for example, planted a Monarch butterfly garden to serve as a Monarch migratory way station, to help keep a “healthy pollinator world,” according to Heron. The Botanist founded The Botanist Foundation, a community interest company that supports local partners with sustainability and environmental projects. The brand even goes as far as encouraging people to use local, seasonal garnishes and foraged fruits and herbs in their cocktails. Though there’s much to be done in saving the planet overall, Hoskin notes that this should not dissuade individuals or companies from trying to gain eco-integrity. “One small steps leads to another, which leads to another. It’s always a work in progress, so you can’t let lofty goals keep you from starting in the first place,” she says.


to the Bruichladdich Distillery, which uses pure spring water from Octomore Farm. The distillery also makes a commitment to sustainability, banning single-use plastics, recycling production wastewater for heating, and using a fleet of electric cars. As noted on the brand’s website, Montanya Rums are the “culmination of a 30-year love affair with rum and a passion for introducing it to others — all while building a business that is a force for good in the world.” Founder/owner Karen Hoskin discovered her love for rum on a trip to India. Thirty years later and 9,000 feet above sea level in Crested Butte, Colorado, Hoskin’s dream of creating her own brand is fully realized in the Montanya Distillery, which uses its location to further integrate green methods of production. “We bottle our rums using pure mountain water from a snowmelt and spring-charged aquifer below our bottling facility,” Hoskin says, adding that the elevation allows the distillers to boil at a lower temperature, which is part of the formula that makes their rums so unique. “We use some


McEwan, alongside botanists Dr. Richard and Mavis Gulliver, have cultivated the perfect recipe for The Botanist gin, pictured at right, consisting of 22 naturally wild herbs, leaves and flowers.


Copper & Kings Distillery, situated in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky, produces a plethora of high-end liquers.

“Our planet is a precious resource,” says Montanya Founder Karen Hoskin, “and we want to do all we can to leave as little of an imprint as possible.”


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