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2530 Johnson Road Germantown, Tennessee

Formal in symmetry yet casual in finishes is this Charles Shipman designed French home in the heart of Germantown’s Estate District. Built on 2 beautifully landscaped acres, the styling cues are the “slurry mortar” over brick exterior with limestone architectural accents, the European “auto court” with driveway pavers and 2 opposing 2-car garages and soaring fireplaces that add a “Chateauxesque” grandeur. Upon entry, note the antique style curved dual open stairwell, hand crafted by master crafters Kerns-Wilcheck, and old-world style floor tiles and beaming. Heart pine floors - with so much character - accent the grand hallway which overlooks the ornately finished central living room with millwork and cabinetry, as with the entire home, also crafted by Kerns-Wilcheck. Views through to a bright and inviting 3-sided sunroom and across the pool, tennis court and grounds are highlights. A full complement of amenities and intricate finishes is seen in the lovely cook’s kitchen, AND it opens to a wonderful “keeping” room – truly the heart of the home. A perfect master suite plus additional bedroom down, four more up, plus a central, elevated open den and a media or playroom complete this very special home. Terrifically priced for $1,890,000.

Jimmy Reed, President

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John’s Island Real Estate Vero Beach, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida 38-39

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Paragon Real Estate Group


John R. Wood, Realtors

1160 Battery Street

Kelly Associates Real Estate

9130 Corsea Del Fontana Way

San Francisco, California 94111

780 Boston Post Road

Naples, Florida 34109

(415) 738-7070

Darien, Connecticut 06820

(239) 592-1011

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Greenwich Fine Properties

2725 PGA Boulevard

5609 Silver Creek Valley Road

80 Mason Street

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33401

San Jose, California 95138

Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

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Sotheby’s International Realty


Klemm Real Estate Inc.

One John’s Island Drive

7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360

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6 Titus Road

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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Washington Depot, Connecticut 06794

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Sotheby’s International Realty

9665 Wilshire Boulevard

Coldwell Banker

1050 17th Street, NW Suite 600

3290 Northside Parkway, Suite 200

Beverly Hills, California 90212

Residential Brokerage

Washington, D.C. 20036

Atlanta, Georgia 30327

(310) 770-9014

2700 Canyon Boulevard, Suite 200

(202) 466-7788

(404) 237-5000

Boulder, Colorado 80302



Clearwater/St. Petersburg/Tampa

Harry Norman, Realtors

(303) 440-4999 Teles Properties

338 N. Canon Drive, Penthouse Beverly Hills, California 90210


Michael Green, P.A.

141 S. Main Street

(424) 202-3200

Breckenridge Associates Real Estate

Michael Green and Associates

Clayton, Georgia 30525

226 South Main Street

Keller Williams Realty, Luxury Homes

(404) 697-3860

Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

3502 Henderson Boulevard, Suite 300


(970) 797-1978

Tampa, Florida 33609

Alain Pinel Realtors

(813) 295-2000


Lindsey’s, Inc., Realtors

Junipero Avenue and 5th Avenue Carmel, California 93921


(831) 622-1040

Julie Gulfond


Newnan, Georgia 30263

Coldwell Banker Devonshire


(770) 253-6990 Ext. 207

200 Fillmore, Suite 300

355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 950


Denver, Colorado 80206

Coral Gables, Florida 33134

J. Rockcliff Realtors

(303) 758-7611

(305) 960-2575


4105 Blackhawk Plaza Circle

Cora Bett Thomas

(925) 683-0488

Kentwood Real Estate


13 East York Street

5690 DTC Boulevard, #600W

The Legends of Real Estate

Savannah, Georgia 31401

Denver, Colorado 80111

8777 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 903

(912) 507-2556


(303) 773-3399

Jacksonville, Florida 32217

Prudential Malibu Realty

(904) 739-7100

14 Jackson Street

Austin Hill & Associates, Realtors

Danville, California 94506

23805 Stewart Ranch Road, VAIL

Malibu, California 90265

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Latter & Blum, Inc., Realtors

(310) 317-1709

230 Bridge Street

Truman & Co.

430 Notre Dame Street

Vail, Colorado 81657

1205 Truman Avenue

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

(970) 479-5762

Key West, Florida 33040

(504) 525-1311

(305) 292-2244

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Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors

1100 Dryden Ln

Legacy Properties

51 Main Street

959 Ridgeway Loop

Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Sotheby’s International Realty

East Hampton, New York 11937

Memphis, Tennessee 38120

(434) 951-5155

46 Bay View Street

(516) 380-0538

(901) 682-1868

Camden, Maine 04843

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Daniel Gale

The Lipman Group

731-A Walker Road


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Great Falls, Virginia 22066


36 Main Street

2325 Crestmoor Road, Suite L-4

(703) 759-6300

Gibson Island

Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724

Nashville, Tennessee 37215

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(631) 423-1180

(615) 463-3333

534 Broadwater Way

(410) 255-1341

Long Island/south Shore


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Huddleston, Virginia 24104

404 Montauk Highway

Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc.

(540) 797-0477


West Islip, New York 11795

3700 Bee Cave Road


(631) 661-5100

Austin, Texas 78746

Otis & Ahearn Real Estate

(800) 282-3939


Park City


(207) 230-100

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Gibson Island, Maryland 21056

200 Newbury Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116


(617) 267-3500

Stribling & Associates


Sotheby’s International Realty

924 Madison Avenue

Briggs Freeman

1750 Park Avenue, PO Box 2370

New York, New York 10021

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Park City, Utah 84060

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(212) 570-2440

5600 W. Lovers Lane, Ste. 224

(800) 641-1884

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Dallas, Texas 75209

(214) 350-0400

851 Main Street


Osterville, Massachusetts 02655


(508) 957-5500

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P.O. Box 158



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1700 NW Gilman Boulevard, Suite 300

(281) 794-9463

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(732) 295-2222

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1940 Hendersonville Road

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Asheville, North Carolina 28803

1177 W. Loop South, Suite 1200


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Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey 07423

Dickens-Mitchener & Associates


(201) 447-6100

2330 Randolph Road

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Charlotte, North Carolina 28207

6606 N. New Braunfels

(704) 342-1000

San Antonio, Texas 78209

(210) 822-8602



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1625 Route 10 East

16 W. North Street

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Morris Plains, New Jersey 07950

Greenville, South Carolina 29601

121 North Pitt Street

(800) 785-3000

(864) 270-2440

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(703) 587-4855

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The Best in Mountain Living Awarded 2011 Community of the Year and 2012 Best Amenity Package by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

THE SOUTH’S PREMIER MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY Big Canoe is conveniently located just one hour north of Atlanta, Georgia and metro area airports. With the added punch of resort-style amenities i.e. golf, tennis, swimming, state-of-the-art fitness center, over 22 miles of trails and more than 50 clubs and organizations there is simply never a lack of things to do in Big Canoe. Big Canoe Realty offers new and resale homes, priced from $200,000 to 3 million+. You can also purchase a homesite and build now or later, with no constructions deadlines in most Big Canoe neighborhoods.

More than ever, it’s important for us to breathe real air, walk among trees and flora and behold the fleeting wonder of a deer crossing our path. Now and again, we have to hit the pause button, gather with family and friends, embark on a hike, hit a golf ball, swim a few laps, or engage in other activities that keep us young and vibrant. Big Canoe — a lush, mountain community an hour north of Atlanta — offers all these pursuits and more. It has become a favorite weekend home of city dwellers and suburbanites with busy schedules and a place for growing families who recognize the need for a balanced life. As its sterling reputation continues to spread, Big Canoe is also drawing second-home and early-retiree buyers from throughout the Southeastern U.S. and beyond. Three generations — grandparents, parents and children — gather at Big Canoe to share laughs, hugs and the good life. The community has the advantage of being a short drive from a major metropolitan area, but it feels like another world, a natural world where folks get to refresh and recharge. Big Canoe offers conveniently accessible second homes that people use a lot. More than 50 percent of Big Canoe dwellers use their homes here as a primary residence, giving the community the feel of a small town. The 50-plus social clubs, from birders to wood carvers, bicyclists to billiards, are robust and growing. The community — 8,000-plus acres with 2,000 acres of usable green space — is dynamic and thriving, as evidenced by new neighborhoods sprouting up within its gates, and an ever-widening stock of new homes providing prospective buyers with more and more choices in size, design and amenities. It’s for these and myriad other reasons that in 2011 Big Canoe was named Community of the Year by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association. And last year, the same esteemed organization awarded Big Canoe the Best Amenity Package. Among this wealth of amenities, many cater to active lifestyles. Fishing is a favorite pastime. Lake Sconti, the largest of three, is bountifully stocked with trout. The swim club borders Lake Disharoon and features a sandy beach and expansive pool. Nearby is the Rockslide, where kids and adults alike love to hurtle downward into an awaiting watery caress. Big Canoe’s spectacular 27-hole championship golf course winds its way through hilly terrain, offering stirring views and challenging holes. The year-round tennis complex is complete with two indoor courts, four outdoor hard courts and four outdoor clay courts. Leagues run constantly. And as for hiking, the community boasts more than 20 miles of trails. Increasingly, Big Canoe has become the mountain neighborhood of choice for health-conscious families. For more information about Big Canoe, call 770-893-2733 or visit

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nternational by design, this superb ten acre mountaintop estate offers an unobstructed 270 degree view of the valley below. This estate has had a love affair with two families: one, the client and one, the architect:a love affair with the mountain, the view and the home. This magnificent oriental inspired residence is a peaceful place surrounded by waterfalls, koi ponds and gardens that are stunning throughout the year. There is quite a story to tell about this exquisite residence on a mountaintop in Greenville, South Carolina. In the late 1980’s Ben Rook, a commercial architect, and CEO of Odell Associates, Inc. a global architectural firm, was approached by a prominent client to design a residence for his family. Ben did not do residential design work and declined, but this particular client was very insistent, and eventually Mr. Rook agreed. The site for the residence was atop Paris Mountain in Greenville, South Carolina. Using the Japanese design and theme of Feng Shui, Ben eventually created a central pavilion and five pavilions connecting each other. The final result comes from years of labor, and it was well worth the wait. As you round the bend in the road you do not immediately see the home. In fact it is a surprise that quietly and beautifully unfolds like a new spring flower. The entrance is framed gently and tastefully by seasonal flowers and the koi are your only greeters. The waterfall announces your arrival yet beckons you to stay. There is no doubt of the entrance ringed in dominant red. Upon entering, the magnificent view of the valley draws you immediately outside. The expansive grassy lawn unfolds to unending

A Love Affair

woods that stretch for miles below. Ben never guessed that he would one day have the opportunity to own the home, but he did. Only the second owner, Ben and his wife, Becca, have enjoyed the house and gardens. “ What I love so about the house, “Becca says “ is the open feeling of the glass walls and sensing that the outside can come in.” “I can never grow tired of the incredible feeling of peace here.” The home has over 7,000 square feet with a magnificent indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a hot tub . Part of the evolution of the property under the care of the Rooks has been the magnificent gardens which are seasonal in nature and really quite low maintenance. You will notice more grassy areas mingled with plantings at the entry of the drive , and then transitioned to a more finished landscape above the waterfall. The green house is the envy of every gardener! The entire house takes advantage of the breathtaking view including all of the bedrooms, the living room, dining room, library, and the kitchen. The dining room and living room share a stunning open fireplace. A detached studio features a soaring ceiling and fireplace and could be used as an office or separate guest quarters.

For information, please contact Marguerite Wyche at 864-270-2440.

Sophisticated Southampton Estate in a Privileged Enclave


heltered behind a gated entry, this stunning stone walled, manor-like home is the last of three properties secluded on a private lane in the heart of the village. Designed for maximum privacy amid an exquisitely landscaped 2.5 acre setting, the stylish interior offers extraordinary architectural detail and state-of-the-art amenities within a splendid layout for sophisticated 21st century living. The gracious living room, highlighted with beamed ceiling, paneled wall and elegant fireplace, forms the centerpiece of the residence that includes den/media room with fireplace, formal dining room and a superbly equipped gourmet kitchen with adjacent sun filled breakfast room. Each of the five bedrooms are sequestered from the others. The romantic first floor master suite, warmed by its own fireplace, is serviced by his and her baths, large walk-thru closet and French doors to the covered porch. A guest master upstairs has its own fireplace and private terrace overlooking the spacious grounds, while a loft-like aerie awaits nearby. The recent addition of a brilliantly conceived informal living room/pool pavilion provides for both inside and outside needs. Specimen trees, flowering shrubs and dense perimeter plantings are joined by acres of verdant lawn connecting the patios with the heated Gunite pool and a new full-size all-weather North/ South tennis court. Plans are available for a significant renovation and addition to increase total living space to nearly 9,500Âą square feet. With so much land coupled with so much potential, this superlative property awaits your preview today. Exclusive $6,750,000 WEB# 22906. Gary DePersia, SVP, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 516-380-0538

Lonesome Ridge at Lonesome Valley, Cashiers, North Carolina


efore Cashiers developed into the quaint mountain village that it is today, the Cherokee knew this plateau at 3,500 feet as a cool, lush campground that figured prominently in their seasonal migrations. Many others have since discovered the natural wonders of this temperate forest nestled high upon the ancient slopes of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Bisected by the Eastern Continental Divide and protected by thousands of surrounding acres of the Nantahala National Forest, Cashiers is cherished as a unique mountain destination offering nationally ranked golf courses, award winning restaurants, many notable communities and charming antique shops. Current development is balanced with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and fly fishing streams, countless waterfalls, magnificent granite faces, and enough adventure to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Cashiers is located in southwestern North Carolina, in the southern Appalachian Mountains, just north of the common boundary point of North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Driving time is within three hours of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Augusta and Columbia and less than five hours from Knoxville and Birmingham. Nearby airports include Asheville (1.25 hours), Greenville (1.75 hours), Atlanta (3 hours) and Charlotte (3 hours). Just two miles east of the center of Cashiers, Lonesome Valley enjoys a rich history dating back to 1895 when E.H. Jennings acquired over 35,000 acres in the mountains of western North Carolina. Following the development of several prestigious inns along regional lakes, the Jennings family retained 800 acres of the original holdings as their own private retreat. In 2004 the family decided to invite other families and friends to share their mountain cove, affectionately known as Lonesome Valley. And so this vibrant community began. Founded upon the principles of true conservation, Lonesome Valley successfully blends thoughtful development with the protection of its vast natural resources. Over one third of the Valley is forever preserved as common green space, utilizing stream corridors, meadows and forests as natural buffers between generously sized estates. With sufficient golf and traditional country club amenities offered by other area communities, Lonesome Valley has instead focused on hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and other nature-based, family-friendly activities. Simplicity, rest and recreation combine with fine dining (at Canyon Kitchen with James Beard Award Finalist, Chef John Fleer) and festive gatherings to create the ethos of this community. Based on the enduring commitment to purposeful excellence established five generations ago, Lonesome Valley will continue to provide joyful family memories for generations to come. Lonesome Valley is framed by Cow Rock Mountain and Laurel Knob along with other ridges that form the largest box canyon in the East. At 4,200 feet atop Cow Rock Mountain exists Lonesome Ridge, a 90+ acre park-like estate overlooking the valley below. With unsurpassed vistas in every direction, flat and gently sloping topography, paved roads and utilities already established, and several well groomed homesites, this estate can be preserved as a single large tract or subdivided into as many as six individual parcels. Several trails link a variety of viewing decks, wildflower meadows, picnic and gaming areas on manicured lawns along with walking connections to Lonesome Valley to the west and Panthertown Valley to the northeast. Panthertown Valley, comprising over six thousand acres of Nantahala National Forest, is known as the “Yosemite of the East” with its signature granite faces, trout streams and miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Lonesome Ridge is a pinnacle property with exceptional characteristics, providing unique opportunities to invest in family, friends and the future.


501 Harbor Point Road Longboat Key, Florida


ithin a ten minute drive across the bay from Sarasota, Longboat Key boasts pristine, white sand beaches with a AAA FourDiamond resort featuring 2 championship golf courses (45 holes), a world class marina and the new the national award winning 20-court Tennis Gardens. On the bay within five minutes from resorts, numerous restaurants, St. Armands Circle’s shopping, and across the street from the beautiful gulf beaches, a European-designed and detailed custom built residence awaits you. Built in one of Longboat Key’s most elegant neighborhoods, this beautifully landscaped and exclusive gated community of Bay Isles’ Harbor section provides 24 hour security as well its own private beach club with deeded access and ample parking. The privacy of the largest corner lot facing the basin affords one a true sense of relaxed elegance in this French styled maison of more than 6,000 SF. The residence includes a two story foyer with marble floors opening into the formal living room featuring 6 French doors viewing lush gardens, citrus trees and the waterfront; a grand dining room with a dramatic 20 foot ceiling and its own balcony; a family room - overlooking the swimming pool - featuring a wet bar, exquisite cabinetry from Sweden and a working fireplace; a custom theater with 8 leather reclining seats and kitchenette; and 5 en-suite bedrooms including 5 ½ baths with marble countertops and floors. The main kitchen features a center island for the culinary enthusiast with European cabinetry and a lovely morning room

overlooking the pool and waterfront. Large covered porches extend the year around living area with an additional outdoor kitchen and expansive water views. This home allows one to enjoy oneself alone or entertaining dozens of friends and family around the pool and beautiful back yard leading to the dock and electric boatlift. The bedrooms include an oversized master suite with a wet bar, bay window seating area, large soaking bath and an oversized private terrace; an additional bedroom upstairs includes its own patio facing Sarasota bay and overlooking the pool and basin; the third bedroom is a guest master with a bath with a private garden; the fourth bedroom and bath are being used as an office with a heavily landscaped tropical view; and lastly, a mother-in-law suite featuring its own kitchenette and bath. The home is carefully designed with large closets and ample storage in addition to the 3-car garage. Offered at $3,900,000. For more information, contact RPLG International at 713-302-0555 or 941-914-6003.


Perhaps one of the desirable places to live year around, with far more moderate temperatures than cities to the south of Florida, Sarasota was historically known to Midwesterners as they traveled down US Interstate 75 along the west coast of Florida. Sarasota is the hidden cultural gem of the southeastern United States. Money magazine recognized Sarasota as the nation’s best small city, one of the best places to retire, and one

of the cities with the best health care systems. Forbes Magazine named Sarasota as one of the best places for business. Early residents in the 1880’s include Scotsman John Hamilton Gillespie who created the first golf course in the United States - in Sarasota. Chicago businesswoman and socialite, Bertha Honore Palmer arrived in 1910 to develop real estate and spearhead state of the art cattle and farming techniques. John and Charles Ringling, famed for their circus productions, possessed a development dream and were responsible for many beautiful buildings in the city of Sarasota as well as the development of real estate on four barrier islands that separate Sarasota Bay from the Gulf of Mexico: Longboat Key, Lido Key with St. Armand’s Circle, Bird Key and Siesta Key - internationally renowned for having the whitest sand beaches in the world. A tremendous legacy from John Ringling’s real estate development is his world-renowned John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, built to be largest museum in the nation after the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the onset of the museum’s opening, international artists made Sarasota their home. Today, Sarasota features its nationally acclaimed Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota Film Festival, Ringling International Arts Festival, La Musica di Asolo, Florida Studio Theater, the Jazz Club of Sarasota, Key Chorale and numerous arts organizations. According to the National Endowment of the Arts, the scope of such an expansive arts community would exist in a city with a population of greater than 3 million people. The attraction of such an extensive arts community has fostered clientele who pursue excellent culinary experiences for which Sarasota has long been famous. Hence, a fabulous lifestyle without the concerns that accrue to larger populated cities! Sarasota’s top-rated schools and motivated workforce also contribute to why Sarasota is home to some of the most successful and productive companies in the country. Higher learning institutions such as Ringling College of Art and Design, the New College and the University of South Florida make Sarasota their home. Ringling College has been named first in the nation for its degrees in animation, illustration and is named among the top 25 universities for its new film school program. New College is listed as

the 3rd best value of colleges in the U.S. by Princeton Review and has over 800 students enrolled in its liberal arts programs. It is located on Sarasota Bay and its campus utilizes the Charles Ringling Mansion and the Caples Residence. University of South Florida offers top ranking undergraduate and graduate programs to some 4500 students. Sarasota also boasts an esteemed culinary institute, Keiser College of Sarasota. Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as well as the South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium afford the intellectually curious ample opportunity for enjoyment and involvement. Residents enjoy vibrant recreational activities in addition to golf and tennis. Fishing throughout the bay and Gulf of Mexico originally persuaded John Ringling’s friends to purchase properties in Sarasota. The Baltimore Orioles conduct spring training at Ed Smith Stadium, replacing the Cincinnati Reds who had long sojourned in Sarasota for their training camp. The Nathan Benderson Park is on its way to becoming an internationally acclaimed rowing venue. The Sarasota Sailing Squadron hosts nationally renowned regattas for dinghies and larger sailing vessels. Polo fields and horse farms are enjoyed during season to the east of Sarasota. Biking and running clubs are vital in Sarasota giving the city the reputation as the fountain of youth. The Fourth of July features a national speedboat racing event. This year, Sarasota becomes home to the Sarasota Thunder, who will play in the Ultimate Indoor Football League. Sarasota is also home to the Sarasota Sharks swimming team who have won numerous national championships. Sarasota also possesses an extraordinary medical community and Sarasota Memorial Hospital is nationally ranked among the best in the nation for gynecology, gastroenterology, GI surgery, geriatrics, pulmonary, neurology and neurosurgery. The hospital is an 806–bed regional hospital with nearly 4,000 staff, 750 physicians and over 1,000 volunteers. It is the second-largest acute care public hospital in Florida and considered among the 20 largest public hospitals in the United States. The major airport in the area is the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport that holds full Port of entry status providing U.S. Customs inspections for international travelers. Five airlines offer service for locations primarily in the United States and Canada. The airport serves more than 1,300,000 passengers per year.

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ooking for the “American Dream” home? Look no further! This waterfront estate is a builder’s showcase that offers superior construction, presidential style and detail. It is located on a wide deep-water canal. Just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Walk through the grand entrance into the spectacular foyer and be greeted by one of the two hand crafted oak spiral staircases and an imported chandelier. This home was built to entertain. Bring your family and friends. This 6,142 square foot home has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master wing is on the east side of the estate offers a sitting room and spa like bathroom. The west wing offers a private guest suite. It has one-bedroom, a full kitchen and bathroom, and had an exit to the pool. The gourmet kitchen can seat ten at the twelve foot custom built table. And also has a breakfast bar and kitchen island. Or serve a special meal from the formal dining room. The second spiral staircase leads to a loft and four bedrooms. The grand living room overlooks the water and opens up to the entertainment room which welcomes you to the master pool and waterfront. The docking area will accommodate three or more boats. There is a boat slip with an electric lift, a davit boat lift and pilings to tie off to. The canal is 150 feet wide, 18 feet deep and leads to the Thousand Islands, the ocean and Banana River, a playground to manatees and dolphins. This is an opportunity for a lifetime of the style and comfort of the Florida lifestyle! Cocoa Beach is located one mile south of Cape Canaveral, Florida. You may enjoy watching any on-going missile programs from the privacy of your own backyard. $1,300,000.

713-302-0555 or 407-973-6419

Stunning Seaside Retreat

Desirable John’s Island Golf Cottage

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida The lure of breathtaking ocean views. The appeal of luxurious appointments. All found in this exquisitely renovated and professionally furnished 3BR/3.5BA oceanfront condominium. This desirable end unit boasts 2,000± SF and enjoys a southeasterly exposure. From the moment you walk in, the seaside decor envelops you. Features include quality craftsmanship, custom built-ins, bonus full-sized laundry room with office, open gourmet kitchen and expansive living room adjoining the lanai. 600 Beach Road, Apt. #136. $1,250,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Nestled along a private stretch of the South Course is this beautiful 2BR/2BA golf cottage. This desirable 1,750± SF residence affords lush golf views, convenient access to the south gate, trayed ceiling living room, dining area, expansive lanai, spacious bedrooms and a bonus office. 341 Silver Moss Drive. $650,000

Private & Beautiful Golfside Getaway

One Of The Best Golf & Lake Views In John’s Island

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida This beautiful 3BR/3BA home enjoys serene golf course views, tropical poolside terrace and a private location. The generous living room with vaulted beamed ceiling, fireplace and wet bar creates a wonderful sense of space and light. The lush side garden terrace, accessible from the island kitchen and adjoining family room, brings the outdoors in. The master suite affords his and her baths, while guest bedrooms are spacious and inviting. 490 Sea Oak Drive. $1,350,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida These desirable homesites are located along a no-thru street near the heart of John’s Island. Surrounded by lush mature oaks, they showcase expansive golf and water vistas of the North Course. Build your custom home on one of the most scenic views in John’s Island. A) 395 Llwyd’s Lane is .43± acres. B) 391 Llwyd’s Lane is a .48± acre corner lot. $1,100,000 each

One John’s Island Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 • 800-327-3153 • 14

Distinguished Family Home On Private Lake

One Of The Largest Homesites In John’s Island!

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida A quiet meandering street with no thru traffic leads you to this distinguished, three-bedroom family home showcasing picturesque Indian Lake views. Privacy is paramount. Boasting 6,157± SF, it affords generous indoor/ outdoor spaces, expansive screened porch, living room with fireplace, his and her studies, open island kitchen adjoining the family room, and luxurious master suite. Upstairs, a bunkroom, two guest ensuites and sitting room open onto a lakeside balcony. 731 Shady Lake Lane. $2,250,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida This exceptional 3.07± acre homesite is one of the largest buildable homesites on John’s Island and overlooks lush natural preserves. Privacy is paramount. A generous 155 feet of water frontage affords the opportunity to subdivide or create an estate of true distinction. A boat dock allows direct access to cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy colorful sunsets, water life, boating, kayaking and fishing from your own back yard. 531 Indian Harbor Road. $6,350,000

Stunning Golf Course Vistas Abound

Private & Newly Renovated Golfside Retreat

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Poised to capture spectacular golf views is this beautiful 3BR/3BA home located along a private no-thru street. There is ample space for entertaining in the voluminous living room with fireplace adjoining the dining room with wet bar. Sited on a generous .45±-acre lot, it features an expansive family room, island kitchen, private master suite, spacious guest bedrooms, and a paved patio overlooking unobstructed fairway views. 341 Llwyd’s Lane. $1,590,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Sited on an end lot, this recently renovated 3BR/3BA family retreat enjoys continuous, multiple fairway views of the North Course, creating virtually no neighbors. The 3,431± SF home, affords multiple gathering areas with a series of French doors and windows providing ample natural light. The expansive living room opens onto both the family room with custom built-ins, visually separated by a fireplace, and the gourmet eat-in kitchen. Showcases spectacular golf, pool and spa views. 491 Sea Oak Drive. $2,650,000

One John’s Island Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963 • 800-327-3153 • 15

Jupiter Hills Village

Jupiter Hills Village

Tequesta, Florida Complete with every amenity, this stunning Jupiter Hills home located on the 16th hole of the Village Course offers the perfect mix of beautiful views and privacy. The home has four large bedrooms with full baths, and two powder rooms. The gourmet kitchen features the best appliances from Viking, Bosch and Sub Zero. To ensure you have it all, there is a plush six seat home theater, a gorgeous wood paneled library/office, and a fully appointed screened in summer kitchen with rock waterfall and spa. Ideal for a seasonal golf getaway, or a full time residence. Price Upon Request. Denice M. Sexton, Lost Tree Realty, 561-662-8344 or visit

Tequesta, Florida Superbly sited on the championship Hills course at Jupiter Hills Golf Club, this elegantly restored French provincial home is a masterpiece. With 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, this 6,904 sq. ft. home is spacious and offers gracious rooms for entertaining. The kitchen-family room is the heartbeat of this home with a chef’s kitchen that boasts a gas cook top, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances and furniture-grade custom cabinetry. The master suite with access to pool/spa is the ideal retreat. $3,300,000. Denice M. Sexton, Lost Tree Realty, 561-662-8344;

Jupiter Hills Village

Jupiter Hills Village

Tequesta, Florida Situated on a sparkling lake in prestigious Jupiter Hills Village, this 4-bedroom, 6 full and one half bath home offers the buyer the epitome of comfort and relaxation. The wonderfully appointed kitchen and family room opens to a covered loggia with summer kitchen and the enclosed pool/spa area. The first floor master suite features his and her baths, walk in closets and an exercise room with laundry. The second floor features a large loft perfect for a sitting area to enjoy the lake view. A large screened in balcony offers even more opportunities to enjoy a relaxing end of the day. $2,550,000. Peter B. Erdmann, Lost Tree Realty, 561-329-2383 or visit

Tequesta, Florida This charming golf villa with over 3,000 A/C sq. ft. is located on the Fazio designed Village course in Jupiter Hills Village. Three bedrooms with 3 baths, this light filled home will provide the backdrop for golf vacations and family get-togethers. Just steps to the beautiful heated pool and two tennis courts, a carefree lifestyle awaits the new owners of this wonderful home. The new roof and pride of ownership displayed make this property a “just bring your toothbrush” location. If you are looking for the perfect place to call home look no further, this is it… Jupiter Hills Village, the pinnacle of Florida living. $875,000. Denice M. Sexton, Lost Tree Realty, 561-662-8344 or visit • An Adams Business Since 1936 • 25 offices in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. 16

Old Port Cove

Golf Course Views

North Palm Beach, Florida Just steps away from the renown Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, this recently renovated four bedroom double lanai home combines two units into one, complete with every upgrade and amenity. The property has two master suites, custom cabinetry throughout, and a birdseye maple kitchen that features top of the line appliances. The gracious formal dining room opens to a large living room and breathtaking views from the large balcony. With panoramic views from every room this unique property affords the yacht owner a perfect port of call. $2,895,000. Denice M. Sexton, Lost Tree Realty, 561-662-8344 or visit

North Palm Beach, Florida This classic Bermuda style home in exclusive Lost Tree Village has spectacular golf course views! Three bedrooms and three full baths make this a comfortable family home, or seasonal golf getaway at just under 3,000 sq. ft. under air. The living room and enclosed loggia provide plenty of room to entertain, and open to a lovely pool area perfect for dining al fresco. The property also affords a resident the opportunity to build a new, larger home on the 18,730 sq. ft. lot. The view from a second story would rival any in this prestigious community. $1,795,000. Peter B. Erdmann, Lost Tree Realty, 561-329-2383 or visit

Jupiter Hills Village

Spectacular Lake Views

Tequesta, Florida The definition of lock and go, this move-in ready condo has it all. It is perfect for the weekend warrior or for a full time residence. Three bedrooms, two full and one half baths, with room for just the right amount of guests. This condo offers lovely water and golf course views, adding to the pleasure of owning this jewel. Jupiter Hills is known among serious golfers everywhere as one of the finest golf clubs in the country. With 36 holes designed by George Fazio, Jupiter Hills provides a tremendous opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed Florida lifestyle of this unique location. Bordered by the rolling dunes of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Jupiter Hills Village is nestled between world class golf and the sparkling blue waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. $529,900. Denice M. Sexton, Lost Tree Realty, 561-662-8344 or visit

North Palm Beach, Florida Located in the exclusive North Palm Beach community of Lost Tree Village, this fully renovated second floor double suite overlooking Little Lake Worth encompasses 1,400 square feet under air. The enclosed loggia is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the expansive water views. The Lake House is the perfect entre to Lost Tree Village for those who want a weekend getaway, or for the couple searching for the easy lifestyle of Lake House living. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Worth, Lost Tree Village offers a select few the opportunity to have it all -- golf, tennis, boating and a pristine private beach. With world-class facilities, the Beach Club, the spectacular new Clubhouse, and soon to be completed Health Spa, Lost Tree is the ideal place to come home to. $485,000. Susan M. Callahan, Lost Tree Realty, 561-3130413 or visit • An Adams Business Since 1936 • 25 offices in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties. 17

Awe-Inspiring Vistas on the St. Johns River

Magnificent Custom Home on the St. Johns River

Jacksonville, Florida Enjoy breathtaking views of the river, downtown skyline and sculptured gardens from almost every room in this beautiful home featuring four bedrooms, three full and one half baths, over 6,400 square feet of living area, formal Living and Dining Rooms, a 58-foot River Room, Library, Master Suite with Sitting Area and balcony access, and much more. If you’re looking for the finest setting for gracious living in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods, then look no further. $2,990,000

Jacksonville, Florida This exquisite home is strategically located in the heart of Jacksonville and has been carefully constructed using only the finest quality and finishes. Situated on a beautiful, heavily-treed riverfront lot, a few of its amenities include four bedroom suites, four full and one half baths, over 4,700 square feet, gourmet Kitchen, Butler’s Pantry, Office, double-sided fireplace in Living and Billiard Rooms, Bonus Room, pool with fountain and waterfall, fire pit, summer kitchen, dock with boathouse, and the list goes on! $2,800,000

The Best Views at the Beach

Condo in Jacksonville’s Premier Gated Community

Jacksonville Beach, Florida Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, next to a wide beach access crosswalk, this charming home features four bedrooms, four baths, over 2,700 square feet, a large Living Room with wood-burning fireplace, separate Dining Room, huge Kitchen with a built-in breakfast nook, spacious Breakfast Room, Master Suite on the Upper Level with fireplace, wrap-around balcony, large concrete patio with built-in concrete bench seats, and magnificent views of the ocean from almost every room. $1,295,000

Jacksonville, Florida This beautiful penthouse villa in Epping Forest features gorgeous views of the St. Johns River. Amenities include four bedrooms, four full and one half baths, three balconies, large public rooms with wood floors, huge Living Room with fireplace, a spacious Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Butler’s Pantry, and Master Suite with separate baths for him and her. Homeowners in Epping Forest may join the Epping Forest Yacht Club and take advantage of fine dining, fitness center, tennis and pools. $1,100,000

Selby Kaiser & Linda McMorrow 904-739-7100 8777 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 903 Jacksonville, FL 32217


1501 Georgia Street Key West, Florida A dramatic entrance through contemporary gates leads you into gorgeous gardens featuring a pond and water feature designed by renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Pocket doors and walls of glass in the large open public spaces bring the outdoors inside. Three-bedroom/four and one-half bath plus an office that could be a forth bedroom. High ceilings, handsome stone floors through out, maple cabinetry and oversized glass windows. A 55 foot heated pool, complete privacy on an 8,800 square foot lot and off street parking make this light and airy oasis a comfortable residence that you won’t want to leave. $2,150,000. Lynn Kaufelt 305-923-4276

Beachfront Sunset Key Key West, Florida Escape to Sunset Key, the premier Key West waterfront community, a three minute ferry ride to Heaven. This beachfront four-bedroom/four and one-half bath private island home with soaring ceilings and windows everywhere is the perfect getaway. Enjoy lounging on your sunny over-sized balconies or by your beachfront pool. Two suites on each level, there is privacy for all of your guests, exercise facility and a first class restaurant. Impact windows, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, wood floors and a garage for that golf cart. Island amenities include 24 hour ferry service, tennis courts, spa, exercise facility and a first class restaurant. Terri Spottswood 305-587-3407

1205 Truman Avenue • Key West, FL 33040 • 305-292-2244 • 19


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Exceptional Lake Cooper Luxury Estate Lutz, Florida Exceptional Lake Cooper Luxury Custom 2-story Brick Estate has 5 BRs, 5 BAs, a 5-car garage with upstairs guest quarters, and is located on welllandscaped acreage with mature trees and winding, pavered walkways, Upon entering the foyer through the large, carved wood-entry doorway, you will be impressed by the gourmet island kitchen with upgraded luxury appliances, granite and stone counters, Wood Mode custom cabinets, overlooking a breakfast bar, a dining room, and a large adjacent family room with high ceilings, a tall fireplace, built-in wood cabinets and book shelves, entertainment center, and large windows and doors which invite you to the huge pavered deck, oversized pool and spa, and to the ski lake. Nearby is a wonderful game room with full bar, pool bath, and plenty of space to accommodate a pool table, baby grand piano, oversized furniture arrangements, and, of course, marvelous pool, spa, and lake views. An outstanding master suite offers private sitting and desk areas as well as additional lakefront views, Other superb features include a full theatre room with seating and electronics, wood and stone floors, a covered boat dock with lift; and lots of privacy to complete this ideal Florida lifestyle sought by many. This is one of the finest ski-lake estates convenient to University of South Florida and the numerous adjacent medical and research facilities and hospitals, as well as great access to the Veterans Expressway, Tampa International Airport, International and Westshore Plazas with high-end shopping/dining, and Downtown. Offered at $1,495,000.

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Spectacular Lakefront Mediterranean Estate Odessa, Florida This spectacular new luxury lakefront home for sale in Odessa sits on a two acre privately gated estate with 200 feet of frontage directly on prestigious Lake Keystone! Upon approaching this Mediterranean home, visitors and guests pass through the high brick entry wall with a long, winding pavered drive and circular motor court, leading to the oversized three-car garage. With a tremendous floor plan, including high-coffered ceilings, gorgeous marble, stone and hardwood flooring, granite counters, and luxurious wood cabinets with “soft-close” doors and drawers throughout, this estate has finest entertaining in mind. As you enter through the impressive double entry wood doors, note the open and airy living area with huge sliding window walls and special curved windows that provide 270 degrees of captivating, panoramic, lakefront views, and invite natural light to stream in and create a welcomed interior glow. The “perfect” gourmet-designed kitchen with the latest high end Viking appliances, superb wine cellar, masterful detailing, artisan craftsmanship, and luxury upgrades and accoutrements throughout will impress your guests as you lather them in gracious living. To the rear of the estate sits the large dock with lakeside entertainment and sun deck, beautiful and massive pool, spa, deck, and covered lanai with summer kitchen, including outdoor fireplace and stone columns. The grounds show off professional landscaping with mature oaks and tall cypress trees along the scenic Lake Keystone shoreline. This rare and highly desirable Odessa luxury home for sale has an additional four acres available for guesthouses, tennis and basketball courts, and more! Offered at $2,950,000.

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The Colony Golf and Bay Club Naples, Florida Step off the private elevator through your welcoming foyer to the spacious grand salon, this private corner unit captures endless panoramic views of The Bay, Fairways, Preserve and Gulf sunsets. The lanai welcomes outdoor living at its best, complete with electric shutters and tinted windows. Relax at the end of your day, watch the dolphins play and soak in the beauty of your luxury residence. Beyond is a paradise of pristine natural beauty complemented by cascading waterscapes and manicured gardens. The gourmet kitchen with mirrored backsplash and stainless steel appliances will sure to please, offering sumptuous living at its best. The breakfast bar opens to an entertaining area with built-ins. The living area with 5 inch walnut floors offers elegance and easy care. There is a custom surround sound system and additional lighting to enhance the ambience. Step into the master suite with closets to die for, your shoes will know you have moved to Heaven! Soak in your sunken tub, while enjoying the magnificent view. If it is the fresh air you crave, the home offers two separate open balconies for your viewing pleasure. Toast your partner, you have arrived! The sophisticated lifestyle of Treviso’s boutique building offers an array of amenities including, state-of-the-art theater, fitness center, social room with billiards, guest suites, a lagoon style pool and on-site manager. A separate sports membership may be purchased as well as a 2-car enclosed garage. $1,000,000. Lynette L. Grout, PA, REALTOR(r), Lifestyle Enhancement Specialist, 239-405-0541,


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arien, ideally situated on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast,” has the enviable honor of being listed as one of 2011’s “Top-Earning Towns” in the nation. This beautiful “bedroom community” boasts few office buildings (larger cities are such an easy commute), yet is home to beautiful beaches, four country clubs, a hunt club, two yacht clubs and an easy commute to New York City. For the leading Darien realtors, Kelly Associates Real Estate, these amenities are just icing on the cake. The hallmark of their business is the meaningful relationship developed with clients, which explains why for 17 years they have handled more transactions than any other firm. Connecticut’s “Gold Coast” — generally lower Fairfield County and/or Southwestern Connecticut — is often refered to as a “bastion of wealth.” Fairfield is the state’s most populated county — home to its largest cities: Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk and Danbury. All are within easy access from Darien. Fairfield also has the most registered ghost towns of any Connecticut county! The range of accessible terrains is one of Darien’s treasures — from beautiful coastal beaches to numerous rivers and lakes to majestic ranges of the Appalachian Mountains and the famous Appalachian Trail that run through Fairfield County. Want to be recognized as “in the know”? Pronounce the name “dairyANN” — with a heavy emphasis on the last syllable. That’s the way the locals say it, advises Kelly Associates, an independent, family-owned real estate boutique that shared the pride of all residents when CNNMoney named Darian in 2011 as one of the nation’s “Best Places to Live.”

It was a local sailor who, hoping to quell the controversy, suggested the name Darien. He had sailed to Darién, Panama, liked the name and proposed it as a compromise — probably to the irritation of many. But eventually, that became the town’s name — with the exotic pronounciation but without the accent mark. Darien remained a sleepy little town until after the Civil War when it and its neighbor Rowayton suddenly became an “in” resort site where wealthy New Yorkers built summer homes. Darien still today draws the internationally rich and famous to its annual Ox Ridge Hunt Club Charity Horse Show. Those who chose to stay and call this picturesque New England area “home” (or “summer home”) have included Charles Lindberg, Andrew Carnegie, Christopher Plummer, Kate Bosworth, Carol Kane, Gus Van Sant, Gerry Mulligan, Chris Risola, Rudolph Valentino, Paul Manship, Erskine Caldwell, Grant Tinker, Scott Pelley and Richard Bissell, to name just a few. Almost as long is the list of movies filmed in Darien, including The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Stepford Wives, The Ice Storm, The Swimmer, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and Gentleman’s Agreement. With notable residents, of course, come all the amenities they demand, such as outstanding restaurants, sophisticated entertainment, challenging sports venues, educational excellence and an emphasis on living the good life. The 5-star Wee Burn Country Club course is just one of many that draw top golfers from around the area. The Country Club of Darien boasts a spectacular Dr. Michael Hurdzan-redesign of the stately golf course that has drawn national accolades.

Revolutionary history abounds along these beautiful shores of Long Island Sound. First settled by Anglos around 1641, Darien saw its share of invasions by Tories (British Loyalists) during the American Revolution. During one such traumatic attack, 26 men were taken prisoner for five months, including the parish pastor, Rev. Moses Mather. Louise Hall Tharp chronicled this exciting period in her novel, Tory Hole.

Kelly Associates award-winning realtors take great pride in their deep ties and closeness to the community they serve. They are as active as their clients in the myriad of sport opportunities that abound in this delightful place to live. The real estate market is thriving, a firm reflection of the upbeat, enthusiastic Darien community.

The strangely-pronounced name, Darien, was the result of a squabble among residents. Too many families wanted it named after themselves!

And . . . Darien boasts the largest Little League Baseball program in the nation!

7 Sunswyck Road

3 Nolen Lane

Darien, Connecticut Elegantly situated upon a hill on one and a half rolling acres, sits one of Darien’s most gracious colonials. This stylish, modernized home boasts period architectural details, five bedrooms, a large light filled family room, and a newly renovated sunroom that opens up to a spectacular outside living space complete with a beautifully landscaped pool and a well appointed, playful, pool house. Located in desirable Delafield Island, this home is a short walk to ice skating on Gorham’s Pond or sun bathing at Pear Tree Point Beach Lovely flow for entertaining and comfortable everyday living, this charming colonial with a modern flair is a must see! $3,295,000. Hannah Burge / Nan Peter

Darien, Connecticut This five bedroom, six full bath storybook colonial with captivating curb appeal sits on over a level acre of beautifully landscaped property featuring a sparkling pool and lovely terrace in a sought after northern Darien neighborhood. The updated interior marries the classic elements of traditional design with the modern amenities of a 21st century home and includes a gracious living room with fireplace, elegant dining room, handsome library, family room with fireplace, two playrooms and spacious eat-in kitchen. Upstairs, a wonderful master suite provides a tranquil retreat and a place to unwind. $3,250,000. Sheree Frank / Doug Milne

6 Hummingbird Lane

106 Goodwives River Road

Darien, Connecticut This elegant center hall colonial has the charm of a southern plantation and all the amenities expected by today’s discerning buyer. The kitchen with double islands, professional grade appliances and marble counters, opens to a large cathedral ceilinged family room with stone fireplaces and French doors leading to patios, exquisite gardens, level lawn and pond for summer fishing and winter skating. With six bedrooms, a wonderful master suite with his and her dressing areas, a spectacular mudroom, three-car garage, playroom, office, library and more, this home lends itself beautifully to grand entertaining and active living indoors and out. $3,295,000. Cathy Lawton

Darien, Connecticut Perched high above Gorhams Pond on a tranquil acre, sits a wonderfully designed home featuring glorious views of the water and brilliant sunsets to the west. The home features a chef’s kitchen, oversized windows, spacious cherry paneled family room with fireplace, a deck and private terrace. The two-story entrance opens to the second floor with its exceptional master suite and sitting area, fireplace, massive closets and luxurious bath. The lower level features a bar, game/tv room, wine cellar and whiskey tasting room. Beautifully landscaped with a careful selection of slate and granite. Level half acre yard for swings, future pool or both. $2,895,000. Doug Milne / Sheree Frank

780 Boston Post Road • Darien, CT 06820 Tel: 203-655-8238 •

112 Rowayton Avenue • Rowayton, CT 06853 Tel: 203-853-8238 • 25

Sophisticated Country House

Unique European Style

Greenwich, Connecticut Architectural showcase set amid eight-plus acres on a tranquil cul-de-sac with heated pool, spa and waterfall. Exquisite designer interior with “Smart House” technology, four fireplaces and French doors opening to a covered verandah or poolside terraces. Fabulous family room adjoins spectacular kitchen with glassed breakfast room. Cherry library; two powder rooms; six en suite bedrooms. Sublime master wing with fireplace, balcony, his/her dressing rooms, office. Play/exercise/media/recreation/ billiards rooms. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Julie Church

Greenwich, Connecticut Majestic manor on four-plus mid-country acres with heated pool and spa. Imported millwork, rich cherry flooring, extra high ceilings, designer wall covering, multiple French doors to terrace and pool. Elegant living room and double family rooms with fireplaces; banquet-size dining room; center isle kitchen; striking cherry library; exercise/media/ playrooms; three powder rooms; five en suite family bedrooms. Exquisite master with fireplace, luxurious bath; separate staff suite. Elevator, generator, six-car garage. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Beverley Toepke

Exquisite Design

Classic Beauty on Oakwood Lane

Greenwich, Connecticut Stately Georgian colonial on nearly two-and-one-half private acres with beautiful gardens, stone terraces and heated pool with spa. Gracious, generous rooms with 10-foot ceilings, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, six baths, three powder rooms. Elegant living room; banquet-size dining room; library; fabulous family room; gourmet center-isle kitchen and breakfast room. Playroom; media/exercise rooms; pool changing room; sauna. Master suite with sitting area and two fireplaces; separate staff/ guest suite. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Marianne Scipione Lepre

Greenwich, Connecticut Magnificent prewar colonial renovated with impeccable style in gorgeous private setting just minutes from town. Gracious architect designed interior features multiple French doors to formal/informal terraces. Elegant living room with fireplace; stunning formal dining room; three-exposure library; wonderful family room; gourmet center isle kitchen with sunny breakfast room. Two powder rooms, six/seven bedrooms, five marble baths including stunning master suite and staff quarters above four-car garages. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Bonnie Caie

191 Mason Street • Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 • 203-661-9200 26

Belle Haven


Greenwich, Connecticut This 19th century manor with a stone/stucco/timbered façade crowned by a slate roof embraces nearly one gorgeous acre and captures the aura of an English country house. Original details are blended with state-of-theart appointments. A Christopher Peacock kitchen adjoins a sunny breakfast room and family room. Six lovely bedrooms are served by four baths. Coffered-ceiling master suite. There is a playroom and wine cellar on the lower level. Free-form pool, tropical gardens and separate two-story cottage. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Ellen Mosher

Greenwich, Connecticut Secluded in a private association amid the splendor of 2.5 acres on Horseneck Lake, this enchanting stone/stucco French-inspired home is the essence of European country chic. The exquisitely renovated residence embraces a gorgeous landscape with a heated pool, gardens, dramatic evening illumination and dock. A blend of inimitable 1920’s charm and character with state-of-the-art luxuries. A romantic master suite, his/her walk-in closets, luxuriant marble bath and French doors to lakefront balcony. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Ellen Mosher

Classic Mid-Country Colonial

Stately Round Hill Road Estate

Greenwich, Connecticut This custom-designed colonial is secluded on a cul-de-sac amid nearly two meticulously landscaped acres overlooking Boulder Brook. Designed with remarkable detail, high ceilings, multiple French doors to stone terrace, the magnificent residence offers 21st century state-of-the-art luxury. The master suite features two fireplaces and French doors to a balcony overlooking a Water’s Edge heated pool. The lower level has a second family room; a home theater; a wine cellar; an exercise room; and full bath. Visit: Exclusive Agent: Barbara Cioffari

Greenwich, Connecticut This elegant, classically designed colonial residence commands a stately presence on Round Hill Road amid the beauty of nearly five glorious acres with sweeping lawns, a heated pool and tennis court. Grandly scaled interior: coffered-ceiling reception hall, double living room with French doors to terraces. Handsome library, double-height family room, elegant dining room, well-appointed kitchen, breakfast room, two powder rooms, staff quarters. Five en suite bedrooms, two master suites. Generator. Visit: Exclusive Agents: Joe Williams / Blake Delany

191 Mason Street • Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 • 203-661-9200 27

North Farm

French Country

Hillsdale, New York Times change but the farmhouse decided to stay. A mudroom was added. The fireplaced kitchen was opened up and gourmeted. A sunroom to brighten things up and look at the mountains. A enormous living room, front to back. A first floor master wing to keep the owners happy. On the second floor, the farmhouse decided to keep it’s rambling nature with rooms hidden and waiting to be explored. Bedrooms with views, bedrooms with views and bedrooms with views. But on the top story, that’s where the farmhouse decided to shine. Vaulted ceilings, open space, two bathrooms, private window spaces full of wow. A barn was invited over, with room for cars and a shop and a whole guest house above. Just the thing. $ 2,450,000

Spencertown, New York acres of manicured grounds, pond, stone walls and tennis court.On the main house some particulars draw attention, an Indiana limestone water table runs around the base of the 6,000 square foot main house. Granite lined courtyard leads to a two story entrance foyer. The main wing finds the living room, which leads out to the bluestone patio. Your very own oval office at the end of the wing. The formal dining defines elegance. The family wing finds the kitchen, informal dining, living room and sunroom. Up the back staircase to the studio. Down the hall two junior suites, complete with private baths. Across the upstairs landing you will find the master, nicely accented by an oval deck from which to view distant fields and Catskill mountains. Also a three bedroom post and beam guest house for company. $ 4,900,000

The Porches


Chatham, New York You could spend 90% of your time on the series of porches and that 90% would be blissful...happy...content... Now, the rest of the time you could spend walking the property, the fields, bird watching in the specimen trees, hanging out in the hidden garden, strolling to the barn. You could take a few minutes off the porch to enjoy the pool room, light a fire and entertain formally in the living room, serve a succulent meal in the formal dining room, with ingredients picked from the pantry and prepared in the gourmetly appointed kitchen. So many things you could do, if you could only leave the porches...$2,500,000

Canaan, New York There are times when bigger is indeed better. Start with the view. A great big, far reaching, all encompassing, sunrise to sunset drink it all in baby looker of a view. Outside you can take it in from the main patio surrounded by gardens and next to the patio pond. Or from the upper patio, if you wanted a little privacy. Or wander down the path to the landing, sit and contemplate. On the way to the poolhouse you could stop by the solar array (you are your own power company afterall) before diving in. Downstairs there are two more bedrooms and a den with a fireplace of it’s own and doors that open to the patio. $1,495,000

Andrea Gabel, Broker / Owner • “On The Green” • Spencertown, New York 12165 518-392-4976 • • 28

New and Old


Spencertown, New York Both Currier and Ives’ jaws would drop at the setting. A quiet back road, a big red barn, 50 acres of rolling fields and tree-lines, a pristine colonial with a new addition, the tennis court, the stone patio, the pond and distant views of rolling hills. The perfect picture. Inside, everything is kept in view. The cherry cabineted kitchen looks out over coffee. The brick floored dining room, beams exposed to the view, a magnificent window framing every last drop of sunlight. A screened porch extends the seasons. In the new “wing” an enormous master suite, with a loft, an office, the bedroom all set before that magnificent view. $1,295,000.

Hillsdale, New York The wonder of wings. You’ll fly into the Catskill Mountain view. Water wings for the pool. Two wings for living. Come in the mudroom on the main wing. The gourmetly applianced kitchen greets you before you head into the family room. The vaulted ceiling in the fireplaced living room gives a lofty feeling. The master has amazing shaker built ins. The second wing holds a home of it’s own. Kitchen opens to dining and a living room. A loft perched above the living room makes a special hide-out and the master suite makes a wonderful place for friends or family to enjoy a wing to themselves. $1,295,000

The Rolling ‘30s

Tucked In

Spencertown, New York Over 200 acres of rolling fields, Catskill views, ponds, stone walls tucked into ancient tree lines. They knew how to build ‘em in the 30’s, the 1830s... A grand Colonial across from a three story barn. The kitchen is large enough for a family that’s large enough. A fireplace and sitting area provides a spot for the peanut gallery. The formal dining finds another fireplace and fabulously elegant built-ins. Across the center hall sits a fireplaces living room full of 12 over 12 windows to let in the light. Tucked behind you’ll find a guest apartment with a cozy great room. The master suite has more elegant moldings and is quite spacious. A hallway leads to more bedrooms and baths. $1,375,000

Spencertown, New York A relocated 1700s Colonial on a beautiful field on a quiet back road. Tucked in beyond a knoll with enough room in back for some gardens. Room in front for flowers, trees and fields. Views of the local Spencertown hills and the Catskills. The dining room has a working cooking fireplace. Through the butler’s pantry to the cheery and bright kitchen. In to the den, see the wave in the original glass. Look at the moldings and the hand carved fireplace. Across the hall the formal living room. A corner cupboard that is in itself a work of art. Palladio would feel at home in front of the Palladian window. The master suite has a fireplace and room for a sitting area. Another fireplaced bedroom. A third bedroom or an office sits in front of a sweet little hidden room. $895,000

Andrea Gabel, Broker / Owner • “On The Green” • Spencertown, New York 12165 518-392-4976 • • 29

Victorian Beauty East Moriches, New York This can be your next dream home or your very own Bed and Breakfast. Situated on quiet, secluded 1 acre country setting surrounded by horse property you will wake to beautiful sunrises on your porch and enjoy magnificent sunsets on the patio surrounded by beautiful gardens. This home offers many beautiful and exquisite features that are very antique, featuring its own maid’s quarters. Close to many of Long Island’s main attractions featuring: Cupsogue Beach, marina, fine dining and famous vineyards and wineries. This 1800 Victorian home offers peace and serenity with true beauty inside and out.

One Acre Estate East Islip, New York Beautifully Expanded Center Hall Colonial Located in a guard gated community of One Hundred one acre residences. Strikingly renovated and with majestic landscaping and pavers that surround your Free Form In-Ground pool creating your own private Oasis. Situated on Long Island’s Great South Bay, the Moorings is a privately governed association that offers amenities including a marina, and tennis courts. Just 50 miles from New York City and close to the parkways, this exclusive community is ideally situated for both business and pleasure!

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356


Pace Landings West Islip, New York Pristine! Immaculate! Lots of New ! If your are ready for this….You have found your perfect home. Summer is fabulous in your backyard with built in pool surrounded by beautiful brick and colorful landscaping. Ready to head indoors? Entertain in your 20 x 20 Family Room with fireplace and bar. Don’t forget the space for your family; 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths with Wrap Around Porch that you can enjoy early morning or for evening relaxation. This is South Shore Living at its finest.

Waterfront Contemporary East Islip, New York Spectacular, Spacious, Inspiring, and Magnificent!! Twelve rooms Free Flowing between Creative living areas on First Floor. The Master Bedroom suite on second Floor includes a two room loft with Panoramic views of the Great South Bay and Fire Island beyond. Outdoors you will find Resort Style Living with Multi-level decking, private gardens and an In-Ground Gunite Swimming Pool. There is 230 feet of bulk heading for your Hinckley or Marlow Explorer! Extraordinary Architectural Design and Construction!

Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356


Dune Road East Quogue, New York High and dry on the ocean and bolstered by a 20' dune, two continguous parcels offer a unique opportunity to build new and meet all current standards along prestigious Dune Road. With over 100' of beachfront, the 1.25 acre ocean front lot with sunset views over Shinnecock Bay, presents an enviable 9,700± square foot building envelope with time-saving pre-approved setbacks and permits by the DEC and Suffolk County Health Department which could allow for a main house of approximately 12,000± square feet, pool, ample decking and a 2-story recreational building/pool house/garage up to 1,500± square feet. With public water, gas and utilities already in place all you need is to design your new home and build. The contiguous ocean access acre lot has a larger 9,900± square foot building envelope which could allow for a 13,000± square foot residence, pool and an accessory structure up to 1,200± square feet. Although now available separately, you could buy both to create an amazing compound or keep one and spin off the other. With significant houses nearby, these lots offer an excellent opportunity to join the fortunate few. Developer/owner with 40 years of experience can also build to suit with financing available. Co-Exclusive. Oceanfront Lot: $4,800,000 | Ocean Access Lot: $3,600,000 | Both Lots: $7,800,000 WEB# 07102. Gary DePersia, 516-380-0538,

Sophisticated Southampton Estate Southampton, New York Designed for maximum privacy amid an exquisitely landscaped 2.5 acre setting, this very complete estate offers extraordinary architectual detail and state-of-the-art amenities within a splendid layout for sophisticated 21st century living. The gracious living room, highlighted with beamed ceiling, paneled wall and elegant fireplace, forms the centerpiece of the residence that includes den/media room with fireplace, formal dining room and a superbly equipped gourmet, center isled kitchen with adjacent sun filled breakfast room. Each of the 5 bedrooms are sequestered from the others. The romantic first floor master suite, warmed by its own fireplace, is serviced by his and her baths, large walk-through closet and doors to the grounds outside. A guest master upstairs has its own fireplace and private terrace overlooking the spacious grounds, while a loft-like aerie awaits above. The recent addition of a brilliantly conceived informal living room/pool pavilion provides for both inside and outside needs. Specimen trees, flowering shrubs and dense perimeter plantings are joined by acres of verdant lawn connecting the patios with the heated Gunite pool and a new full-size all-weather North/South tennis court. Plans are available for a significant renovation and addition to increase total living space to nearly 9,500± square feet. With a new seductive price, this unique estate merits your preview today. Exclusive. $6,250,000 WEB# 22906. Gary DePersia, 516-380-0538,

Gary R. DePersia Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker d: 631-899-0215 m: 516-380-0538 • • 32

Amagansett Oceanfront Amagansett, New York Along the rolling dunes of Napeague, a seven lot oceanfront enclave, encompassing 27 acres of pristine dunescape, enjoys a-mile of pure white sand beach. At their center, a 4,000 square foot modern masterpiece, along 150+ feet of shorefront, provides expansive views of both the ocean and bay, at a price far below comparable oceanfront properties. Combined with a high level of millwork and finishing, this one of a kind home offers dramatic common rooms along with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths on 2 levels, enhanced by a stone-faced fireplace and state-of-the-art systems which can be fine-tuned to your specific needs. Outside, the heated chlorine-free plunge pool and attached spa is augmented by a dramatic outdoor fireplace and a sauna, accessible from the pool deck. A 2-car garage will house all your land and water toys. Surf the waves in your own back yard or walk across the street to windsurf the flat waters Napeague Harbor. At day’s end enjoy Cyril’s and three other beachside restaurants without having to navigate the roads. Dont let this escape with the next tide, call today for complete information and to schedule your own personal guided tour. Co-Exclusive. $6,900,000 WEB# 34768. Gary DePersia, 631-899-0215,

Where The End Is Only The Beginning Montauk, New York Custom designed and masterfully built, this modern ediface sits on a serene acre in East End Estates overlooking both Fort Pond Bay and Block Island Sound, providing views of some of the most heroic sunsets in Montauk. A grand 2-story entry leads to fabulous great room anchored on either end by fireplaces that flank multiple sitting and dining areas. The well equipped kitchen opens to expansive decking that frames the gunite pool, spa and built-in outdoor bar offering unobstructed views . The master suite with fireplace and privaye terrace is jpoined by 3 additional bedrooms,all enjoying forever unobstructed views. A, two car garage and finished basement complete this magnificient offering. Co-Exclusive. $2.49M WEB# 22979. Gary DePersia, 631-899-0215,

Gary R. DePersia Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker d: 631-899-0215 m: 516-380-0538 • • 33

Historic Gem

Superb Georgian Colonial

Summit, New Jersey This historic 1890 Colonial Revival mansion was respectfully restored, with leaded glass and oculus windows, ornamental moldings and fireplace facades, original pocket doors and coffered ceilings. The piece de resistance is an open concept Christopher Peacock Refectory high-end kitchen and exquisite fireside orangerie/conservatory that overlooks the in-ground pool. The original barn and carriage house were recreated as a superbly-appointed pool house. $4,685,000

Summit, New Jersey This timeless 1929 Georgian Colonial presides over magnificent frontage while enjoying backyard seclusion in Summit’s prime Northside. Noteworthy is a banquet-size dining room and handsome cherry paneled library. The piece de resistance is a spectacular pavilion-style family room boasting a 12 ft. Adams tray ceiling and leaded glass skylight surrounded by eight sets of Palladian-topped windows and French doors that open to a private bluestone terrace. $4,375,000

Carriage House Luxury

Classic Center Hall Beauty

Chatham, New Jersey This charismatic custom home, originally a carriage house to an estate, integrates modern design with architectural charm, boasting panoramic New York City skyline views and sweeping views of the Passaic River Valley. Perched on almost an acre of lushly landscaped grounds on a serene cul de sac, an open floor plan, soaring ceilings and elevated decks capture its lofty surrounds. A New York City-style chic designer kitchen adds beauty and sophistication…sheer heaven! $1,625,000

Summit, New Jersey This distinctive 1920s brick and clapboard center hall Colonial boasts impressive curb appeal and sweeping front property views. The formal rooms are grand-scale, enhanced by a gracious floor plan that is perfect for elegant affairs. Noteworthy: a dramatic vaulted ceiling with exposed beams showcases the comfortable family room, an expansive countrystyle kitchen, a cozy home office and a first-floor en suite bedroom for guests. Beautiful garden beds, lush lawns and bluestone walkways make the perfect backdrop for this fine home. $2,195,000

431 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 908-277-1398 • 34

Colonial Grandeur

Majesty on the Bernardsville Mountain

Far Hills, New Jersey This exquisite 5 Bedroom stone and stucco Manor home with 5.2 baths on 6.14 acres is both grand and comfortable. A limestone floor and sweeping staircase introduce spacious living areas with unique architectural details. A rich cherry wood-clad library boasts a coffered ceiling and elegant fireplace with marble surround. This is one example of many special features throughout this stately manor. Minutes to train and highways. $2,475,000. Roger Christman X6100

Bernardsville, New Jersey Here is living in the grandest of style. This colonial Bernardsville Mountain Estate stretches out over more than 12,000 square feet and presents the finest taste in appointments everywhere you turn. From the most beautiful handcrafted millwork to pillars and graceful arches, each and every room is special. All on a lovely wooded lot with pond with its own private 6.2 mile walking/jogging trail. $3,955,000 “Judy” Chuyon Hsieh x6114

Rural Splendor

Oceanfront Opulence

Mendham, New Jersey Relax in the natural splendor of rolling lawns, shade trees and two spring-fed stocked ponds on one of the most appealing properties in Mendham’s prestigious Roxiticus Valley section. Seventeen acres are home to a two-bedroom guest cottage, a 2500-square-foot pole barn with a loft perfect for a game room, plus tennis courts and a 6-car garage. That’s all in addition to a spacious home whose wonderful features include a charming beam-ceilinged breakfast area with peaceful views which, enjoyed with your morning coffee, will enhance your entire day. $2,475,000 Joan O’Brien x6106

Long Branch, New Jersey Like you, this Esplanade townhouse represents “la crème de la crème.” Even just its incomparable panoramic ocean view, witnessed from one of the balconies, is sufficient to assure have discovered a residence befitting your lifestyle and sophisticated esthetic. Among the unique amenities that prove the point are fabulous tray ceilings, a dramatic circular staircase and a master chef’s kitchen. The lovely master suite with customized closet and bath will put you in mind of a Ritz Carlton suite. Train and ferry transport are mere minutes away. $2,250,000 Glenda Grill x6108

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Seacroft Rumson, New Jersey An acclaimed country house circa 1881, the triumphantly renewed “Seacroft” is an enchanting 10,000-square-foot manse set on 3.64 private acres with a heated pool and manicured gardens to frame it in serene, eye-filling beauty. Its grandly-scaled, high-ceilinged rooms beckon while irreplaceable architectural details abound – from rare butternut wood paneling to six memorable fireplaces to the ornately carved posts and balusters that line stairways and balconied hallways. $4,475,000 Dana Miller x6174

Wish Fulfillment

Secluded Masterpiece

Colts Neck, New Jersey The prestigious Willow Manor area is home to this contemporary center hall colonial situated on 3.6 well-cared-for acres and steeped in ways to enhance your enjoyment of life. The indoor pool’s glass-paneled walls and retractable glass roof reveal the park-like rear yard. The walkout basement level presents a gym, a music room, a game room and a spacious home theater. Entertain guests in the elegant formal rooms and invite overnight stays in the first-floor in-law suite with full bath or the ensuite guest apartment. $2,900,000 Tarannum Rehan x6111

Rumson, New Jersey Set on 2.5 secluded park-like acres, the Bingham Hill Estate home is one of the finest, richly-decorated examples of Shingle-style architecture. Approached by private drive and graced by arched wraparound porches, this 6-bedroom, approximately 6,000-square- foot masterpiece features grand original wood paneling, 10-foot ceilings and gorgeous hardwood floors. The great room boasts a cathedral ceiling and beautiful, arched picture windows. Completing the serene picture is a freeform Gunite pool with spa. $2,950,000 Mary Loizou x6140

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Tranquility Point Loveladies, (Long Beach Island) New Jersey Own your own peninsula bordered by a nature preserve and the bay. Tranquility Point, with its extraordinary two-story contemporary home and guest house, affords fabulous 270-degree water views. Entertain small gatherings at the custom wet bar or large parties in the large sunken living and dining room. Anyone will enjoy a swim either in the heated salt water pool with massive deck and full bath, multiple seating areas and grill kitchen or from the private beach with lighted fire-pit or off the floating dock. Sometimes, you’ll just watch sunsets from the main house’s courtyard or the fabulous master suite with its private decks and hot tub. $12,500,000 Patricia Chambers / Kristin Chesney x6115

Embraced by Nature

Understated Elegance

Kinnelon, New Jersey Imagine owning 40 private acres with a 12-acre natural lake, dock and boat. Even the approach, with beautifully lined stone walls and evergreen trees, is jaw-dropping. Continually updated, the circa 1900 main house offers fabulous amenities yet still radiates old world charm. Enjoy the magazine-featured gourmet cook’s kitchen before retiring to the luxurious master suite with sitting room, European-style bath and picturesque views from the balcony. A 6-room, 2-bedroom carriage house has walls of windows and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. $3,900,000 Caroline Onufrow x6155

Short Hills, New Jersey A wide front porch graces the Pennsylvania stone façade of this gracious country estate, while remarkably fine craftsmanship and architectural detail prevail throughout the 7 BR manse with 7 full baths and 2 half baths. A chef’s gourmet kitchen offers antiques cabinetry and top-line appliances, and flows into the view-filled great room with floor-to-vaulted ceiling Pennsylvania stone fireplace and French doors to the patio and professionally landscaped yard, with over 1 acre of private grounds and a gorgeous pool. $3,725,000 Debbie Rybka x6138

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Willow View Stables Colts Neck, New Jersey WELCOME TO “WILLOW VIEW STABLES”—A PRISTINE 12.5-ACRE HOUSE FARM! As you drive up the secluded, custom-lit, winding half-mile driveway, lined with mature, hardy pines and Belgium block curbing, you know you’ve found a special place. Then, you’ll arrive at the private 12.5-acres of pristine landscape, which includes an 1800 sq. ft. caretaker’s house and an out building for feed and storage, and is completely irrigated with water supply to paddocks. The caretaker’s house features three bedrooms and one bath. The out building includes 800 sq. ft. of heated storage, tack room and a half bath, with an additional 800 sq. ft. two-bedroom apartment and bath. The horse farm, called “Willow View Stables”, boasts 10 paddocks with miles of four-rail fencing, 6 run-in sheds, and 14 matted stalls. This is an unbelievable find for a horse lover. What’s more: There is room to build a 10,000 sq. ft. main home, and the owner has also plans for a 1400 sq. ft. pool house. There’s also enough parking for 20+ vehicles. Originally a farming community, the rural Colt’s Neck area benefits from being in close proximity to the Jersey Shore and is commuting distance to New York City. $2,250,000. For further information, please contract Shawn Clayton at Clayton & Clayton Realtors at 732-779-4607 cell.

“Purveyors of Fine Properties” 732-295-2222 • Fax 732-295-4872 • 512 Main Avenue, Bay Head, New Jersey 08742 • 39

“Cove House”

Magnificent Compound on 400 Acres

Rockport, Maine “Cove House” - This meticulously restored waterfront home with breathtaking views, a private sandy beach & dock has classic elegance. Craftsmanship and impeccable materials have been maintained throughout this amazing home which is in pristine condition. With 7 bedrooms, 6.5+ baths (including an in-law apartment), this 6,476 square foot home is absolutely magical. $4,695,000. Leslie Tranchell 207-691-2955

Anson, Maine The perfect place for a family gathering or corporate retreat, this private compound features a 7,000 square foot Greek Revival home, guest cottage, 3 car garage, and large workshop/barn. The spacious home is well suited for entertaining with a large gathering room, decks, and a wine bistro. Fireplaces, pumpkin pine floors and exposed beams provide country charm. A lovely gazebo and koi pond is a charming setting for outdoor celebrations. Trails for horses or ATVs traverse the property. $1,950,000. Charlene Hamiwka 207-671-0085

Landmark Riverfront Retreat

18th Century Federal

Newcastle, Maine Enjoyed by the same family for five generations, this landmark retreat enjoys the privacy of an island yet is within walking distance to Damariscotta and all it amenities. This Victorian-style home has 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and a special original attached barn, now the open air summer gathering room. With over 1,200' of river frontage and a deep water dock, the home sits on 2.2 acres. $1,695,000. Joane Tait 207-751-4124

Kennebunkport, Maine This pristine 18th Century Federal is ideally located just a short walk from Dock Square, the harbor, award winning restaurants, shops and galleries. Recently redone, it is in excellent condition and offers a 1-bedroom apartment over the garage. While maintaining its classic charm, this home features many upgrades and amenities. $939,000. Rick Griffin 207468-8470 40

PORTLAND – Two City Center | 207-780-8900 KENNEBUNK – 150 Port Road | 207-967-0934 BRUNSWICK – 141 Maine Street | 207-729-2820 CAMDEN – 46 Bay View Street | 207-230-1003

Expect to Be Impressed Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia Desire privacy, tranquility, low maintenance and one of a kind custom built lakefront estate, Then no look no farther. This home 5 bed /5 bath spans over 5 acres on a point lot offering serenity , romance and beauty with views of the lake. Over sized dock is a few steps from the many decks. Call today, you will not believe the price.

Sunset Pointe Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia This spectacular custom built home is beyond your expectations. The windows soar to cathedral ceilings, 3 fireplaces, wood floors, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, wrought iron banisters and more. Views of the lake are offered from every room, with this 5 bed 5 bath. Decks and porches are just a couple steps away from the double dock.

Leslie Becker • Broker/ Realtor • 540-797-0477 • Million Dollar Guild, 2009 to 2012 • Luxury Who’s Who 2010/2011/2012 Luxury Home Specialist • ELITE 2011, 2012 Exceptional Leader In Luxury Smith Mountain Lake Properties Inc • Licensed in the State of VA 41


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hen Southern Living magazine declares you the “Tastiest Town in the South,” that’s the ultimate tribute to your cuisine! But that’s not the only accolade Charlottesville has garnered.

Beautifully sited on the Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the incredibly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, right at the headwaters of the Rivana River, Charlottesville is the economic, cultural, educational focus of Central Virginia. Home to the internationally renowned University of Virginia, Charlottesville has done such an outstanding job of preserving and treasuring its past, it has been declared one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Distinctive Designations.” Its close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park (with its magnificent Skyline Drive), Jefferson’s Monticello and Washington, DC, makes it a delightful place to live. Actually, the Charlottesville area was also home to three U.S. Presidents (Jefferson, Monroe and Madison). Its ambiance is widespread. A writers’ and readers’ paradise, the city annually honors its many outstanding resident authors, including, over the years, John Grisham, Rita Mae Brown, Edgar Allen Poe and William Faulkner. A strong cultural focus combined with an exciting economic environment is but one of the reasons Charlottesville has attracted such a sophisticated, highly educated, notably successful population. And with them have come all the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best when it comes to education, arts, cuisine, entertainment and other “musts” for the best of lifestyles. Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is one of the nation’s longest pedestrian malls. Named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III, Charlottesville, founded in 1762, has been ranked as one of the nation’s

top cities in which to do business, explains Roy Wheeler Realty, the city’s premier real estate firm. The city’s focus on economic success is reflected in its being selected as home base for numerous major employers — including Pepsi Cola, Lexis-Nexis, Inova Corp., Northrup Grumman, SNL Financial Wachovia and a large U.S. Government contingent. Where financial success flows, lavish lifestyle is close behind. Charlottesville’s proximity to both mountains and the Atlantic Ocean ensure a mild climate with four distinct seasons, and all the sports and recreation opportunities this creates. Ski resorts are complimented by a full range of outdoor opportunities during spring, summer and fall. The nearly 30 local vineyards make up the state’s largest collection with several wineries winning national recognition. No wonder so many celebrities have chosen to live (or lived) in the Greater Charlottesville area, including Anastasia of Russia, Meriwether Lewis, S.S. Van Dine, John Mosby, Georgia O’Keefe and, more recently, Rob Lowe, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepherd, Rita Dove, the Dave Matthews band, Parachute, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jessica Lang, baseball stars Larry Haney, Billy Wagner and Tommy Toms and ¬¬football stars Chris Long and his father Howie Long, and Eric Wilson. For 85 years, Charlottesville’s most presigious Realtor, Roy Wheeler, has succeed by adhering to the philosophy that “service is our most important product.” That philosophy is as important today as it was in 1927 when Mr. Wheeler borrowed $300 to open Roy Wheeler Realty Co. on the top floor of the Monticello Drug Store in Charlottesville. Today, from equally as historic Ednam Hall (and five other sites), the company team carries on the tradition of combining the latest in technology with a deep-seated involvement in community activities, to stay in touch with the pulse of real estate fluctuations.

Castalia Farm Keswick, Virginia 600-ac farm in prestigious Keswick Hunt Country . Custom-designed Country Manor House with reclaimed heart-pine floors, doors and paneling. Guest House and Manager’s Cottage. Extensive Equestrian Complex designed by P.J. Williams features a historic Stone Stable. Beautiful rolling pastures with large pond and many streams. Convenient to Charlottesville and less than 2-hr drive from Washington, DC. $7,825,000. Duke & Sharon Merrick,

Aspen Ridge Crozet, Virginia Country Estate custom-built on 21 acres with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Home features 4 Bedrooms, 3 ½ Baths, Vaulted Ceilings, Heart pine floors, 2 Fireplaces, an impressive Master Suite, 2-car Garage, Home Office, covered Porches and Decks. Located 18 miles into Charlottesville. $1,195,000 MLS# 507415. Steve White

Huckleberry Hill Farm Albemarle County, Virginia Traditional Virginia Farmhouse (c.1880) on the National Register of Historic Places. Set upon 264 acres with a state-of-the-art Equestrian Facility: includes an 18-stall Stable, Outdoor Ring, 7 Paddocks, 3 large Pastures and Riding Trails. 13 miles into Charlottesville. $2,500,000 MLS# 501773. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719

Aventador Scottsville, Virginia Albemarle country estate of 100 acres with spectacular new brick Georgian home of classic proportions. Over 10,000 square feet with formal and informal light filled spaces. First floor master, library, home theater, 10’ ceilings, 3 car garage. Extraordinary detail and craftsmanship with brick guest/caretaker home. Pond and board fenced pastures. $4,250,000 MLS#493869.

Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • • 434-951-5106 • 800-211-4494 43

Gibson Island, Maryland

Paisley Road

Gibson Island is an enchanting gated retreat situated on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay with an easy commute to Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C. and BWI Airport. It is a perfect weekend retreat having an outstanding selection of homes on and off the water. Current prices range from $775,000 to $3,950,000.

This is a fabulous opportunity to own a six bedroom, three and a half bath completely furnished Cape Cod home. It is a great family retreat with room for all. Updated in 2002, it is perfect for a primary or second home residence. Centrally located near Island amenities, it is your answer to be here and put the key in the door!

Skywater Road

Broadwater Way

Redesigned and elegant with stunning views, this property with its southern exposure, is a magnificent waterfront retreat! The living space, perched high above the Magothy River, extends beyond the walls to the natural landscape. It is a fabulous home that allows living to the fullest! Extras include floor to ceiling glass with French doors on all levels, updated mechanics, open living room, great room with dining and kitchen, separate one car garage.

This spectacular property is situated next to the Point, the southern most tip of the Island, affording panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay and the Magothy River. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent! A Cape Cod in style, open floor plan, a glass enclosed large porch, a guest house/ garage make this property exceptional.

Bywater Road

Skywater Road

This is an outstanding opportunity to own a totally remodeled home with magnificent views of the Chesapeake Bay from almost every room. The property is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac having a path to a beach area. Nature knocks at the many doors, windows and skylights. Beautiful reclaimed antique heart of pine random width floors, custom finishes and an open floor plan make this home a delight!

This is an outstanding “Bermuda -style” house on over an acre and perched above the Magothy River with captivating views and magnificent sunsets! A first floor master and a guest suite on the main floor with additional bedrooms on the lower level, make for easy living. A formal dining room, gracious living room, kitchen/family area, study, second floor family room, and multiple decks, complete this one of a kind special listing.

Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate Barbara Ann Watson and Corey Burr, Realtors Office: 410-255-1341 • Fax: 410-255-1975 • • 44

Skywater Road

Rackham Road

This charming two-story brick home, situated with panoramic views of the Island and surrounded by the forest for the ultimate in privacy, has generous spaces and a practical floor plan that welcomes family and friends. The main level opens to living and dining spaces, a galley kitchen, and the master bedroom suite. The lower level offers a den, three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and two large rooms for storage.

A charming custom built treasure on one and one half acres and Chesapeake Bay views is a perfect family home. A first floor master suite, an open floor plan, high ceilings, two screened porches, fenced in “doggie” yard, an unfinished bonus room, and a full walk out lower level with wine cellar, sauna, and exercise room makes this a winner.

Ayrlie Water Road

Stillwater Road

A delightful traditional New England style home with water views of the Chesapeake Bay, its’ location is key to all activities that the island offers. It has 5 bedrooms with a large master suite on the main floor, an open floor plan with many entertaining areas, great room, den, living room, family kitchen, patios and lovely landscaped gardens - a must see!

A five bedroom English Country House, sitting on Otter Pond with panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay, that has elegance and charm. Elegant formal and informal spaces both indoors and out make entertaining a pleasure. Completely updated, it has cathedral ceilings, Palladian windows, French doors, a dock, and is stunning.

Broadwater Way

St. Giles Road

A lily pond with waterfall greets you upon entering this outstanding Chesapeake Bay waterfront property. New England in style, having a gracious open floor plan with large spacious rooms - it is the perfect recipe for family living and elegant entertaining - a true Gibson Island gem!

This is a unique opportunity to own a contemporary on Otter Pond with spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay. Large rooms with high ceilings complement an open floor plan for family living and entertaining. A private hot tub, decks and a dock add to the outdoor enjoyment. This custom built home is perfect for a primary residence or second home.

Gibson Island Corporation Real Estate Barbara Ann Watson and Corey Burr, Realtors Office: 410-255-1341 • Fax: 410-255-1975 • • 45

4008 Foxcroft Road Charlotte, North Carolina Traditional Brick Home located in desirable Foxcroft neighborhood. Traditional floor plan with a lot of natural light. Features the master bedroom on the main level, and three additional bedrooms on the second floor each with private bathroom. Also features a large bonus room that could be used for an exercise room or a playroom. Wonderful covered terrace with fireplace, built-in grill, refrigerator, cooler, ice-maker and heated pool and spa. Lovely private back yard with mature landscaping. $1,450,000. For more information call Cathy Speizman 704-258-1391.

937 Granville Road Charlotte, North Carolina Elegant estate home in the heart of Myers Park. Incredible entrance hall open to spacious formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen open to breakfast and family room. Extensive millwork, high ceilings, abundance of natural light and designer finishes. Study with wet bar and wine room. Master suite and spa bath with sauna and exercise room. Private, fenced yard. Fifth bedroom and forth bath over garage. One-of-a-kind. $2,450,000. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177.

915 Huntington Park Drive Charlotte, North Carolina This country estate on almost 3 acres is just minutes from Uptown and SouthPark. On a very private cul-de-sac, this English manor with Craftsman details was built by Tom Dorsett and designed by John Milnes Baker, AIA. This home has an attached three-car garage with an apartment. Also has a detached Carriage House with apartment. Five bedrooms and five bathrooms in the main house with a large patio and in-ground pool. Showcases beautiful hardwood flooring and has a spectacular setting with soaring trees and garden. $2,395,000. For more information call Carolyn Sachsenmaier 704-451-9698.

900 Harvard Place Charlotte, North Carolina Completely renovated Myers Park home. Features beautiful formal rooms, large family room, kitchen that opens to breakfast area and keeping room. Includes a lovely covered porch off family room that overlooks landscaped backyard. Spacious master bedroom and spa bath, and four other bedrooms make up the second floor. Features a bonus room in the basement, and plenty of storage. Home also has a two-car carport. Beautiful home! $2,395,000. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177.

Dickens-Mitchener & Associates 2330 Randolph Road • Charlotte, NC 28207 704-661-2402 •


1913 Bent Branch Road Charlotte, North Carolina Elegant French Country estate just minutes from Southpark and Uptown. Amazing kitchen opens to breakfast room and comfortable family room overlooking the pool and backyard. Large bedrooms that each have a private bath. Kitchenette in one bedroom makes a perfect in-law or nanny suite. Bonus room and media room upstairs. Master suite includes his and her baths, exercise room and sauna. $3,975,000. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177.

236 Village Glen Way Charlotte, North Carolina This gorgeous waterfront home has a fabulous lot with exquisite lake views. This home has it all - a chef’s kitchen, granite, morning room, open floor plan, two fireplaces, a private master suite with sitting area that overlooks the lake, coffered ceiling and neutral colors. This home features a huge lower level which includes a second kitchen, media room, two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a fireplace and large walk-in storage. Also includes a boat lift, floating dock and pier. This home is wonderful for entertaining. $849,999. For more information call Kathy Lancaster 704-534-5552.

3030 Kings Manor Drive Weddington, North Carolina Fabulous French country home built by Harrington. This exquisite home boasts custom finishes and mill work throughout. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, custom built-in cabinetry are just a few of the noteworthy features. Gourmet kitchen with large island and bar seating is open to breakfast and family room. Features include master suite with spa bath, and on the second floor there are four bedrooms, a bonus room and an office. This home has a great yard and lot. $965,000. For more information call Ducie Stark 704-641-5398.

1629 Queens Road Charlotte, North Carolina Spectacular estate in desirable Myers Park presents historic charm paired with modern luxury. This gorgeous home has been renovated down to the studs with unique features such as reclaimed antique flooring, original glass, four fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, English garden, carriage house with cabana and guest house with elevator, magnificent pool, exquisite conservatory, and wonderful outdoor areas for relaxing and entertaining. Truly a rare find! $2,990,000. For more information call Lisa Whetstone 704-607-9619.

Dickens-Mitchener & Associates 2330 Randolph Road • Charlotte, NC 28207 704-661-2402 •


Marlborough Road Asheville, North Carolina Elegant and graceful brick traditional home near the Country Club Of Asheville, only minutes to downtown.Completely renovated and renewed in 2008. Twelve foot ceilings on first,and second levels with seven layered crown moldings. Formal areas of solid cherry and marble floors, and crystal chandeliers.Inviting informal areas.Baths and balconies for each bedroom. Gourmet kitchen. Elevator to all levels.Three fireplaces.Two master suites. Indescribable! $1,850,000 MLS537028. Call Doug or Debbie Bebber at 828-231-8621.

Cedar Hill Drive Asheville, North Carolina Beautiful blend of Mediterranean contemporary and classic Old World details. Multiple arched doorways, French doors, high trays and coffered ceilings, imported wood floors, large windows with abundance of light, open design for easy entertaining, formal and informal dining, butler’s pantry convenient to dining room and kitchen, crown molding, radiant heat, many rooms open to deck and patio on both levels, media room, five fireplaces, exercise room with sauna. Ideal large family paradise! $1,890,000 MLS533016. Call Sandy Smith at 828-210-2904.

Peach Knob Drive Asheville, North Carolina A mountain masterpiece 6 miles from downtown restaurants, galleries, shows. Built to last a lifetime it offers panoramic mountain views, and decks from most rooms creating a spectacular indoor/outdoor living environment. Features like a kitchen with Traulsen, Gaggenau, FisherPlakel, wine cellar, are indicative of the top quality to be found here. There is an elevator, three kitchens, 5 fireplaces, indoor/outdoor pool. Offered well below replacement cost. $1,900,000 MLS529894. Call Ann Skoglund at 828-273-0277.

Bella Vista Court Arden, North Carolina Owners bought as a shell and finished this mountain style masterpiece with exceptional details, intelligent design and conveniences. Enjoy spectacular year-round mountain views and privacy overlooking the 17th hole. Open design is highly livable and entertains effortlessly. Spacious covered decks feature a fireplace, built-in grill and a stunning water feature. Lower level guest suites and game room. Sited on almost two acres - plus additional lot available. $2,399,000 MLS530665. Call Vivien Snyder at 828-712-4397.

WHO’S WHO IN LUXURY REAL ESTATE • • 866-858-2257 48

420 E. Parkins Mill Road

104 Parkins Lake Road

Greenville, South Carolina Private family home located on 5 acres in the heart of Parkins Mill with over 7,500 sq ft . Beautiful grounds surround sprawling two story ranch nestled among gorgeous hardwood trees. Interior features include: new kitchen; cypress foyer; large master suite on main floor. $1,250,000

Greenville, South Carolina Situated on 7.5 acres just minutes from downtown Greenville, handsome Georgian estate, Rose Hill. The main house features an open floor with high ceilings, sunny Florida room, views of the lake, cherry library, spacious kitchen, rec room, four bedrooms, five baths. The lake house has its own kitchen, bath, sauna, and hot tub. $2,125,000

641 Altamont Road

7 Parrish Court

Greenville, South Carolina Charming mountain home nestled on over nine acres of lovely wooded acres with views of Furman University, and downtown Greenville. The property consists of both a main house and guest house, with an inviting pool and patio to be enjoyed almost throughout the year in our climate! The main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The guest house has its own kitchen, and bath. $799,500

Greenville, South Carolina Set on almost 2 and a half acres of land with your own private, lovely pond and waterfall, this 4 bedroom 4 1/2 bath home has the best of all worlds! Located in Collins Creek, it offers a superior neighborhood and convenient “in town” location, as well as, an incredible private oasis. You will feel that you are in your own country retreat as you cross the bridge over the spill way from your pond which is spring fed. The home is in a traditional “low country” style with wide pine hardwood floors and high ceilings. The gracious front porch welcomes you with rocking chairs that beckon a visit on a lazy afternoon. $1,225,000

Marguerite R. Wyche 864-270-2440 49

Nestled In on Lake Burton

Bobcat Lodge on Lake Rabun

Clayton, Georgia Fall in love with the stunning mountain and sunset views from this romantic 5 BD, 5.5ba luxury getaway on Lake Burton. The open floor plan features heart pine flooring, custom laurel railings, vaulted ceilings, a grand stone fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and reclaimed barn wood timbers. A spacious screened porch with stone fireplace provides big water views. Additional features include a terrace level rec room, private balconies, wine cellar and 2 car garage. Offered at $4,995,000.

Lakemont, Georgia This 4 bedroom, 5 full and 1 half bath stunning Adirondack style lodge boasts the finest materials and craftsmanship. Ten fireplaces and 3 master suites provide for comfortable living and serious entertaining, enhancing the warm rustic interior. Offered at $4,750,000.

As Good As it Gets on Lake Burton

Oak Haven Equestrian Retreat

Clayton, Georgia Refined elegance maintains relaxed livability in this 3-story 6-bedroom, 6 full and 2 half bath Spitzmiller and Norris-designed home. The New England-style stone and shingle home was built for lakeside entertaining at its finest with a gourmet kitchen, spacious screened porch with stone fireplace and built-in grill, Pennsylvania Bluestone terraces for dining al fresco and a safe room for the ultimate in security. Offered at $4,500,000.

Sautee, Georgia Oak Haven retreat center rests on 238¹ beautiful acres in the prestigious Sautee Valley and features a private lake, fully handicap accessible conference center with lodging, restored 1800’s log cabin guest house, lake house, 17-stall horse stable and a Tuscan villa residence with gorgeous mountain views. Offered at $4,495,000.

Julie Barnett Harry Norman, Realtors 404-697-3860 • 706-212-0228 50

Premiere Views on Lake Chatuge

Grand Elegance on Lake Burton

Located on a premier lot with 250 ft of shoreline, this fabulous 3-story, 4 bedroom, 6 bath home boasts a private cove overlooking world-class 50mile panoramic views of the mountainous Nantahala National Forest. Three family rooms, 2 kitchens, 8 fireplaces, a stunning landscape with outdoor terraces and decks work together for stylish lakeside entertaining. Offered at $2,999,000.

This fee simple luxury Lake Burton home offers a lake lodge feel with charm, elegance and stunning views. Built for entertaining with 7 bedrooms, 6 full and one half bathrooms, this home is equipped with 2 master bedrooms on the main floor, a gourmet kitchen, a spacious screened porch with 2-story stone fireplace, a built-in outdoor grill and fire pit. Offered at $3,495,000.

The Boathouse on Lake Burton

Nature’s Serenade on Lake Burton

Offering a unique opportunity to live over the lake, this renovated 4 bedroom, 4 full and one half bath All-American cottage is brimming with authentic vintage charm. Sweeping lake, mountain, sunrise and sunset views from the veranda will leave you breathless! Offered at $2,895,000.

Perfectly integrated with its natural environment, this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath lake home provides an idyllic location on the main body of Lake Burton with sweeping views of Charlie Mountain and a protected swimming cove. A sun-filled great room features a stone fireplace, vaulted pine ceiling and telescoping doors that open to a spacious screened porch. Offered at $2,895,000.

Serendipity on Lake Burton

Stunning Views on Lake Burton

Nestled on a 1.13 acre lot with a private cove setting, this charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath cedar-shingled cottage offers views of Billy Goat Island and the main body. The cozy family room features a stone fireplace, exposed beams, heart pine and wrap-around windows that fill the home with natural light. Offered at $1,750,000.

Enjoy 180° panoramic views of Lake Burton’s big basin and the surrounding mountains from this charming 3 bedroom, one full and one half bath rustic lakefront cabin. The oversized screened porch and 2-story, 2-stall boathouse are perfect for lakeside entertaining. Offered at $1,695,000.

Julie Barnett Harry Norman, Realtors 404-697-3860 • 706-212-0228 51

54 Woodbine

209 Jackson Street

Newnan, Georgia Spectacular estate home in great in-town neighborhood! Kitchen with corian countertops, island, stainless appliances, breakfast area with fireplace. Formal dining room, living room with marble fireplace. Family room with built-ins, brick fireplace and built-in desk. Office with wood paneling and marble fireplace. Master on main, recently renovated master bath with heated marble floors, vanities with marble tops, tiled marble shower. Partial basement with 4th bedroom and bath. Mature landscaped back yard with pond! Hardwood flooring and extensive molding. $550,000. MLS# 07010477. Call Tom Barron at 404-936-7422.

Newnan, Georgia Exquisite two-story brick on 2 acres in historic district, Georgia governor Ellis Arnall raised here. Pull into the horseshoe, paved drive past big oaks under portico and park next to the formal gardens or garage with auto doors, a rose arbor with, north side of home has ‘the wedding steps’ shaded by 100 year old flora, hardwood floors throughout, original windows, original doors and hardware, re-wired, re-plumbed, highefficiency hvac systems, Bose sound, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wine cellar, workshop. $635,000. MLS# 03195374. Robert Hinely at 678-877-5874.

75 East Broad Street

52 College Street

Newnan, Georgia Circa 1905 Victorian two-story, used in filming a major motion picture, fabulous wraparound front porch, five bedrooms, five baths, living room with fireplace, parlor with fireplace, family room with fireplace, banquet sized dining room, butler’s pantry, sunroom, kitchen with breakfast area, hardwood floors, partial basement, double detached garage and acre lot. $749,900. Another 1.6+/- acre adjacent lot is available for $250,000. MLS# 02908353. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.

Newnan, Georgia Circa 1850 Greek Revival, very historic two and one half story home in Newnan, “The City of Homes,” granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, banquet size dining room, living room, 12’ ceilings, screen porch and covered front porch, front and side porches, den with bookshelves and 9 fireplaces in all in home, and bonus room. Master on main, heart pine floors throughout. Large lot. $539,000. MLS# 03140950. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.

Chip Barron Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 14 Jackson Street • Newnan, GA 30263 770-253-6990, Ext. 207 • 770-301-6843 • 52

20 Willow Lane

1077 Roscoe Road

Newnan, Georgia On the golf course, 14th fairway, 2 story spacious southern custom traditional, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, master bedroom on main, living room formal dining room foyer, front and rear stairs, family room, 2 fireplaces, huge recreation room, kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances with island and breakfast area, super sunroom, hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, double garage, wonderful landscaped yard. $479,000. MLS# 07065994. Chip 770-301-6843 or Jodie 678-953-2694.

Newnan, Georgia North Coweta Estate, two-story traditional with balcony and basement on 13.5 acres with lake frontage. 4 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, living room, banquet sized dining room, family room with fireplace, bookshelves, foyer with staircase, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, office, gym, finished rec room with fireplace and workshop/storage room in basement, inground pool, patio, paved circular drive, 3-car carport. $550,000. MLS# 07062599. Chip 770-301-6843 or Tom 404-936-7422.

185 Emerald Hills Lane

135 Golfview Club Drive

Moreland, Georgia Spacious lakefront ranch with million dollar view and full basement, 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, half bath, family room, fireplace, dining room, stainless steel and granite in kitchen, den, fireplace, huge recreation room with wet bar, covered porch and deck, patio, 2 car garage, detached workshop, much more. $349,900. MLS# 07009264. Chip 770-301- 6843 or Kim 770-560-6008.

Newnan, Georgia Big beautiful brick cape cod on 1.14+/- acre park like lot on Newnan country club golf course, hole #5 and tee #6, 3 bedrooms plus large bonus room, master bedroom on main, formal living room and dining room, family room with fireplace with gas logs. Kitchen with island/breakfast bar opens to breakfast area plus sitting area. Hickory hardwood floors on main level except baths and laundry room, front porch and rear patio. $447,000. MLS# 07052111. Chip 770-301-6843.

Chip Barron Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors 14 Jackson Street • Newnan, GA 30263 770-253-6990, Ext. 207 • 770-301-6843 • 53

Refined Modernism

Light-Filled And Spacious Home

Franklin, Tennessee Introducing a triumph in residential modernism. Crafted to take full advantage of light, temperature, breezes and views. Every last detail of this stunning retreat is precise and extraordinary. There is seamless flow of space from one living area to another. Attention to detail exceeds expectations, resulting in an artful sanctuary. The outdoor haven is designed to give you a sense of luxury with the sparkling salt water, solar heated pool surrounded by lush landscaping. This clever masterpiece is an experience that infinitely unfolds. 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths. $1,099,000. Lawrence Lipman, 615-364-3333

Nashville, Tennessee Spacious all brick home in Nashville. Great room features a built in nook, wet bar, lovely hardwood floors, granite gas fireplace, and double French doors to the patio. This is a great gathering spot open to breakfast/ kitchen area. Open kitchen with large granite island work space with built in spice rack. Lots of storage under the island .Great for cook’s and baker’s. Banquet size dining room with faux painted walls and hidden china closet. Master on main level with gorgeous and spacious master bath. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths. $617,000. Lawrence Lipman, 615-364-3333

Equestrian Living

Exceptionally Renovated Home

Fairview, Tennessee Great location with wonderful views. Spacious and light-filled home located on 7 acres of land with 6 stall barn, outdoor wash bay, fenced and cross fenced, in-ground pool and covered deck. Finished basement with cozy fireplace. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. $395,000. Lawrence Lipman, 615-364-3333

Nashville, Tennessee Completely remodeled with all of today’s features in prestigious Belle Meade. Large living room with fireplace, French doors with transom, built in bookcase and hardwood floors. Dining room offers recessed lighting, hardwood floors, window with plantation shutters. Kitchen features center island, FiveStar stainless cooks unit, granite counter tops and marble flooring. Spacious master with completely remodeled master bath with marble countertop, art glass decor tiles, limestone floor, and lots of storage. Great screened porch overlooks pool and private backyard. 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths. $1,275,000. Lawrence Lipman, 615-364-3333

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty • 615-463-3333 • 54

Memphis Written Written by by B. B. B. B. Smith Smith


veryone is familiar with Memphis. How could we not be? Memphis is one of the most often mentioned cities (if not the most) in recorded music. Over 800 songs have been documented as mentioning this exciting Southern city. (And, of course, it’s home to Graceland and the Peabody Hotel with its daily “March of Ducks”!) When Memphians say their roots grow deep, they mean DEEP. For over 10,000 years, this perfect area for a settlement was first home to the Mississippian culture, then the Chickasaw Indian Tribe, all of whom occupied the bluffs along the river, building a large mound above the bluff. Unfortunately, none of these earlier settlers were honored by Memphis’ founders who included General/President Andrew Jackson. They chose to name the city after an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River. Go figure. Of course, you can’t mention Memphis without hearing great music. Music greats who grew up in and around Memphis include Justin Timberlake, Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Otis Redding, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Robert Johnson, W. C. Handy and Isaac Hayes, to name just a few. George Gershwin once wrote to W. C. Handy, “Your work is the grandfather of mine.” But the explosive excitement of Memphis goes far beyond the world of music. With such success come all the amenities associated with wealthy communities, explains Jimmy Reed Realtors, one of the top firms specializing in Memphis’ luxury real estate market. Thanks to FedEx, Memphis the busiest cargo airport in the world. Home to four Fortune 500 companies (FedEx, AutoZone, International Paper and ServiceMaster.), Memphis excels all the areas that so intimately affect this upper level population. The University of Memphis leads a pinnacles of excellence achieved in education on all . The arts, culture, nightlife, cuisine — all reflect the demands of Memphis’ sophisticated population.

Festivals celebrating the arts, history, music, and the like draw international attendance throughout the year. Typical is the Memphis International Film and Music Festival, recognized by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the 25 “Coolest Film Festivals” and one of 25 “Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” And this is only one of a full series of film festivals that occur in this city annually. The list of celebrities now living in and visiting Memphis has been bolstered by its growing film industry. Movies filmed here include Great Balls of Fire, The Silence of the Lambs, The Firm, The People Vs. Larry Flint, The Rainmaker and Painted House. Remember the MGM lion that roared at the opening of movies? It lived at the internationally famous Memphis Zoo until its death in 1944. Cybill Shepherd is a Memphis native as are Kathy Bates, Michael Jeter, Tim McCarver and, of course, Elvis. Residents include (or included) Dixie Carter, Morgan Freeman, George Hamilton and Aretha Franklin. Twentyfour of the 97 stars in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame are from the Greater Memphis area. This is an award Realtor Jimmy Reed sees proof of daily. He likes to tell clients he needs no GPS system. He KNOWS Memphis and the surrounding areas like the back of his hand. That’s what it takes to successfully match discerning potential homebuyers with the right luxury home and community for their particular lifestyles. Not only is he extremely active in community activities, Jimmy Reed MarxBensdorf Realtors is working to help continually improve the city and its resources. The Grays Creek project has worked hard to help residents maintain this area’s tranquil rural qualities. Being pro-development, Reed says, does not mean tolerating haphazard hodge-podge expansion. This is typical of Reed’s focus on not only his clients’ preferred communities — which represent the pinnacle of luxury in living — but for all the extended amenities that make Memphis living so satisfying.

5420 Clover

916 Billy Bryant

Memphis, Tennessee This Custom California Contemporary is an absolute delight! The best of true indoor/outdoor living on a completely private 1.15 acre lushly landscaped lot in the heart of East Memphis. So quiet and relaxing, yet walk to The Racquet Club, multiple restaurants, theatre and shopping. Authentically inspired by the unique California style. Sophisticated, thoughtful and artistic describe the use of mostly natural, fine materials – from the REAL stucco, stone and beams outside to the rich tile floors, intricately finished fireplace surrounds and a wonderful mix of cabinetry, counter tops and bathroom stonework, to the most inviting and charming spaces for gathering, both in and out. The home inspires. $1,380,000

Eads, Tennessee Located on 27.5 lovely rolling and groomed acres in The Grays Creek Preservation District, a region that enjoys an emphasis on the natural, beautiful, landed lifestyle, is located this Equestrian and Sportsman’s Delight. Custom designed and built in the style and character of a Gentlemen’s Farmhouse the home is casual and functional for many uses yet it has great “quiet” sophistication revealed with every visit. The entry, formal room walls are lined with beautiful oil finish/stained Poplar - as pretty as a piece of furniture - and other family area and the trophy room boast “re-sawn” heart pine walls - gorgeous in their own right.

350 Sweetbriar

6252 Meadow Grove

Memphis, Tennessee Located on a ¾ acre private, gated lot on one of River Oaks most recognized streets, and only doors from The Cloisters, is this ALL ONE LEVEL, sophisticated Neoclassical gem. Symmetry and order are the architectural themes from the limestone wrapped front porch pediment and balanced windows to the impressive, grand and gracious formal entry, magnificent living room with striking picture window, and banquet-sized 25x16 formal dining room. Formal in style and very private, it is in keeping with the home’s style theme. A private office, a large master bedroom with an all new sleek and contemporary master bath and a huge closet – treats for the home’s owners. 3 additional bedrooms accommodate family and guests. A classic home indeed. $960,000

Memphis, Tennessee Located in the heart of River Oaks, a true prestige address, is this inspiring and dramatic, stylized French estate. Expansive cut glass surrounds the front door – 2 full stories – and pours light into the entry which is an Entertainers Dream. A “flying” curved stairway and open balcony are expressions of openness and highlight the vast ceiling height. Gorgeous white marble floors, intricate and extensive millwork and detailed columns, lavish chandeliers in the entry and open living and dining rooms all have special appeal. But, the homes private rear terraces, entertaining spaces, and pool with 2 dramatic fountains all overlooking the lush pie-shaped 1.3 acre lot create a personal oasis in the center of the fabulous River Oaks Community. $1,265,000

Jimmy Reed, President Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors 5860 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 100 • Memphis, TN 38120 Office 901-682-1868 • Fax 901-682-2097


235 Cloister Green

1049 Humphrey Oaks

Memphis, Tennessee Located in “THE Cloisters” of River Oaks, recognized as THE premier private community in East Memphis, is this inspired, grand home ­— most impressive in its scale and presence. Thoughtfully designed in the Neo Classical style by Millard and Stevens Architects and built by John Manser, a master of fine home construction. The entry vestibule is unequalled for accepting guests for a grand event. And a columned lanai overlooks an elaborately designed pool and the formal grounds, and it is so private. Built on two lots in this walkable community of beautifully styled homes and developments by Boyle Investment, this truly is a “lifestyle” property. Offered at $3,500,000.

Memphis, Tennessee The Village of River Oaks, a quaint, private and gated small lot community on the eastern boundary of River Oaks and adjoining the Shelby Farms Park Conservation Area and trails, offers this bright, open and fun custom designed and built home with a traditional exterior, and casual, flowing interior. A striking first impression is made by the vaulted entry and open dining room, and by the expansive views through the living room to the POOL and large backyard. An exciting site to see. The home’s large and private yard – unusual for this type home – and the handsome, large gunite pool help create a true “lifestyle” property for family times and entertaining. Great living space for $489,000.

926 River Park

662 S Willett

Memphis, Tennessee Proudly overlooking the Mississippi River is this ultra-sophisticated Charlestonian traditional custom designed and built with the finest of finishes inside and out. 11 foot ceilings greet you upon entering the home and set the tone for the gracious formal living room with an antiqued, sand-blasted limestone fireplace, indicative of the fine detail you’ll find throughout. Elaborate and heavy millwork, lovely white oak hardwoods, interior accent beaming, and rich and appropriate hand wall finishes and papers are additional rich details. Memphis noted HARBOR TOWNE community is walkable and quaint – a true “lifestyle” choice. New price, $1,095,000

Memphis, Tennessee CENTRAL GARDENS, the historic core of our beautiful city, offers this charming, timeless and exciting retreat. The privacy gate closes and the proud owner can enjoy the perfect REAL stucco French architecture, the sophisticated floor plan - an entertainers dream, and the private courtyard pool and pool/guest house. It truly affords a special personal living experience. Gracious, formal rooms, a handsome library, a walk – in wet bar, a marble gallery overlooking the pool, and a dynamic, fun kitchen, with an adjoining “live-in” keeping room are all plusses. The huge master suite with a lovely fireplace and a wonderful suite bath is downstairs. NEWLY VALUE PRICED at $785,000.

Jimmy Reed, President Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors 5860 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 100 • Memphis, TN 38120 Office 901-682-1868 • Fax 901-682-2097 57

Exclusively John’s Island

John’s Island is the place where everyone wants to be. An unpretentious community full of people who—like you—have a zest for the good life. Over 1,650 private, pristine acres. Three miles of sandy beach. Nine miles of Intracoastal Waterway. World-class amenities including three championship golf courses, 18 Har-Tru courts, squash, croquet, health & fitness center and more! Come and discover why John’s Island is simply the right place to be.

New Beach Club : Three Championship Golf Courses : Vertical Family Membership : 18 Har-tru Tennis Courts Squash : Croquet : Health and Fitness Center : Three Miles of Private Beach : Ocean-to-River Community

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Your Gateway to Exceptional Luxury Real Estate Properties throughout the Nation: Featuring 2530 Johnson Road in Germantown, Tennessee

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