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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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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.

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A Unique Seven Acre Gated Private Residence

his beautifully designed 7 acre hilltop compound will inspire you the moment you arrive at Listeners Hill. From the gate you meander past the 5 stall stone stable and 3 individual guest houses, each with its own name and unique character. The Garden home is situated next to the organic garden with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. The Tree house has beautiful views, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, pine floors, kitchen, and fireplace, living/dining and has an efficiency apartment and massive garage space that houses a RV camper/tour bus. The Thoughtful house is a stone 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, cottage with inviting porch. The one story main home features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, beautiful kitchen, mesquite floors, beamed ceilings, expansive views of Texas hill country. In addition to main house is an 8000 sq. ft. entertainment annex which features, kitchen, dining, exercise room, dance studio, art room and 2 living areas. The bottom floor of this annex facilitates a State of the Art Recording Studio, with sound room, multi locker dressing area, kitchenette and living area. The media room features a custom built one of a kind Stewart floating 120 inch screen, high definition Epsom Power lite projector, custom seating and a smokeless custom built Planika fireplace. Exterior features include an inviting pool with patio and fireplace, custom site lighting to enhance and brighten the expansive lawn, meandering sidewalks and hike and bike trail, 10 covered and uncovered car spaces and panoramic hill country views. For your private showing please Call Michele Turnquist at 512-328-3939 and 512-431-1121.

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eveloper’s Home- As they planned The Reserve at Lake Travis, developer Hal Jones and his partner Red McCombs envisioned an enclave for buyers who appreciated the environment, looking for a unique Texas lifestyle with resort style amenities. “I wanted you to be able to load your belongings on to a golf cart at your home and drive to your boat slip�, Jones said. In the end, the project evolved into something completely unique. This 310 acre resort community in Austin Texas, lies on 3.5 miles of pristine shoreline along Lake Travis. Residents can secure their boats at the fullservice marina, which offers 150 covered boat slips accommodating vessels up to 80 feet long. The gated, private club community includes a lazy river pool and slide with swim up bar, comprehensive equestrian center and lighted arena, lakeside lodge and grill, tennis courts, community fishing pond and coming soon, lakefront club house with restaurant, spa services and fitness center.

Country Chic on the Texas Riviera

Now Jones has his personal estate, completed in 2008 on the market, as he advances his other developments. He plans to build a second residence in The Reserve. The homes’ cedar siding, hand-hewn Douglas Fur beams and 54 foot ceilings evoke the architecture style of the Rocky Mountains, one of Jones’ favorite get aways. A native of Texas, Jones enjoys the outdoors, “I love indigenous materials” he said, describing the home’s 200 tons of rock formations and 140 year old reclaimed wood flooring. His study walls are fashioned in Pecky Cypress, a type of cypress with lens-shaped pockets that give the wood a three dimension look. “It’s just a really unique feel, almost like a honeycomb,” he said. Jones is a developer known for his gift of finding rare land and turning it into something special for it’s owners. Also apparent in this one of a kind estate, inside and out with 7 acres of very unique waterfront, nothing compares in Texas. A developer who demands the very best, is now offering the very best in Texas Living.

Grab a piece of the Texas Hill country with a luxurious mountain-styled home on Lake Travis. 7,612 square feet of interior space and 3,900 additional feet of covered outdoor living, with 1200 feet of shoreline layered with century old oak trees. Panoramic views from every room. The estate has three master suites and a bonus room available as a guest suite. 4 1/2 baths and garage space for 7. Very special lifestyle rooms to include oversized gourmet kitchen, great room with massive wood beamed ceilings, 20 feet of glass nano doors, opening to the lakeside verandah with indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Wine and cigar retreat, covered verandah and game room adjoining the infinity edge pool. Tall Texan storytelling takes place at the fire-pit, sharing good wine with good friends. Stately yet warm for comfortable entertaining, best describe it’s feel. For horse lovers this property boasts a three stall barn with living quarters and large paddock with close proximity to the community equestrian center. And for water lovers, lavish in your private pool, magnificent views of the lake and a private dock with two large vessel covered slips. It also features a private helipad and is within minutes of two private airports. Residents enjoy a short commute to downtown Austin, the music capital of the world and are just minutes from shopping, hill country vineyards, renowned golf courses and the new international race facility, hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix. For more information contact Paula Pierce, 727-599-3111. Visit the online tour at

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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.

A Love Affair

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 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

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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hen John B. Connally, three-term governor from 1963 to 1969, wanted to escape politics, it was to Picosa Ranch, 30 miles from downtown San Antonio, he and his wife, Nellie, retreated. When entertaining Presidents and other leaders, they hosted parties at the same destination. Connally was proud of his lifelong homestead, maintained through his tenure as governor, Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of the Treasury. His presence is still felt throughout the ranch, especially in his office where memorabilia have been preserved. Some 40 years later, its sale will provide a new family the opportunity to create its own legacy at Picosa Ranch. With its proximity to San Antonio, increasingly a mecca of cultural and culinary arts, and to the Eagle Ford Shale, the property is an amazing opportunity for many varied ventures. “Newcomers to Texas are fleeing high local and state taxes, cold weather, high crime and other problems,” said listing broker Rick Kuper of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Picosa Ranch, deep in the heart of Texas, affords a golden opportunity to build a legacy for generations to come.”

Building a family legacy is all the more enjoyable knowing income from the Picosa’s extensive hunting operation can offset the ranch’s operating costs. With many luxurious trappings, hunting at Picosa Ranch is popular for corporate retreats and business transactions as well as serious social get-togethers. Among established breeds are trophy white tailed deer, upland game birds and exotic eland, oryx, addax and waterbucks. Presently hunt packages last four days and three nights and include a guide, in-field transportation, game care, bass fishing and trap shooting. Hunters see an average of 30 bucks a day, more when the rut is on. Guests may fly onto the property via a 4,400-foot lighted airstrip; or, San Antonio International Airport is no more than 45 minutes away. One of the benefits of continuing the commercial side of the ranch is its separation from the owners’ residence, many acres removed, at The South Range Lodge. This compound includes six finely appointed suites, each with handtooled leather accessories and a luxurious bathroom. The suites’ wrap-around porch invites long talks or studying nature. Between the main lodge and suites is a lagoon-like sunken pool with a swim-up bar. Within the lodge, itself a stylish renovation of a cattle barn, guests gather at the pool table, massive stone fireplace and flat screen TVs or play a game outdoors. A full outdoor kitchen, called The Pit, has a fully equipped kitchen, surround sound and three large flat-screen TVs with BluRay all under a covered flagstone pavilion accommodates up to 40 tables. Meanwhile back home….the Connally’s luxurious 8,200-square-foot main house was built with grand spaces for living and entertaining. Soaring ceilings and walls of glass create a modern sensibility, accentuated by native limestone and indigenous woods. Behind the main house is a fourbedroom guest house designed by famed architect O’Neil Ford, and a private swimming pool.

Residents enjoy nearby fishing at the on-site Fish Camp, as well as skeet shooting, horseback riding, swimming, biking, tennis, hunting or camera safaris. World-class golf and shopping are less than 45 minutes away in San Antonio. For equestrians, horses thrive at a 43-stable horse barn with a full-size rodeo arena. If your imagination is stirred by the possibilities, visit then call Rick Kuper at 210.240.8282 for more information or to schedule a visit.

The Texas Hill Country Guadalupe River Ranch


hether you’re a family patriarch or an investor wanting to enjoy the fruits of your labor the luxurious Texas Hill Country Guadalupe River Ranch offers a wealth of opportunities. Now operated commercially as a recreational ranch for families, it has become famous in Central Texas for world-class luxury nestled in a gorgeous Hill Country setting near the town of Comfort. “I think what makes this place special is that it’s a luxurious ranch environment that blends the best of the Hill Country with the indoor/ outdoor nature of a family ranch,” says owner Chris Havens. “Everything is built with a personal, intimate feel.” Among the amenities that transcend the normal family ranch is an outstanding restaurant with indoor and outdoor kitchens, open to the public in its present use a ranch resort. Culinary classes are popular, held on the terrace with Koi ponds landscaped with colorful native Texas plants. Down the hill, you can fly-fish, swim, tube and canoe on your own, almost mile long, stretch of the Guadalupe River. Guests also can swim in the ranch’s lovely landscaped pool. No Texas ranch would be complete without a horse barn. The ranch offers an equestrian center, including four barns with six stall stables, and extensive irrigated pastures with Coastal Bermuda hay. “There’s so much here, everyday can be a little different,” Havens continues. “You really have to see it to understand the possibilities.’” The heart of the ranch is a casually elegant eight-bedroom main house with other hilltop guesthouses and cottages, a two-story gaming or guesthouse, and an 1870s farmhouse containing three suites and large living spaces. All have been updated to 21st century standards. Imagine

inviting friends and family for a week, or knowing that rooms are full of paying guests. Either way, the satisfaction is enormous. With its houses, recreation, restaurants and diversified activities, the property is practically a community to itself. Yet airports in Boerne and Kerrville are minutes away, and the San Antonio International Airport is a 45-minute drive. World-class shopping at the Shops at La Cantera and golfing at numerous award-winning courses is even closer. While a new owner may choose to enjoy the ranch privately and create a gold-plated legacy, the ranch lends itself to at least two commercial possibilities other than serving as a special events or conference destination. For one, its established tempranillo and viognier grape stocks could be expanded on the vast pastureland primed for grape growing and wine making. Says Havens, “What really makes this ranch perfect as a winery are all the amazing settings designed and built around enjoying wine. Turning this ranch into the next top Texas Hill Country wine destination is definitely a possibility.” Ironically, the spectacular resort complex also would make an ideal home for a health and wellness center. Says listing broker Rick Kuper, “The central U.S. doesn’t have anything with a setting perfect for addressing the mental, emotional and physical health we strive for. I believe a secluded, high-end health center in the Texas Hill Country would draw clientele from all over the country.” This elaborate mix of architecture and rugged nature seems to have sprung from the minds of Willie Nelson, Yves St. Laurent and Robert Mondavi, with Renee Fleming’s warmth and elegance. Perhaps the next imprint will be yours. To learn more, visit or contact Rick Kuper with Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty at 210.240.8282.

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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.

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“A village in a forest overlooking a white sand beach” — that is the storybook city called Carmel-by-the-Sea. Incredible natural scenery, a rich artistic population and Clint Eastwood as mayor — Carmel-by-the-Sea is an aesthetic Pacific Coast paradise in every sense of the word. Dogs are welcome almost everywhere, high heel shoes can’t be worn without a permit. This one-square-mile city is beautifully tucked away on a gently rising slope above a magnificent white Pacific Ocean beach. From the 6th Century on (it’s believed), ancient folks were drawn to this area, with the Spanish arriving in the mid-15th Century. They named this paradise after Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mission Carmel actually contained the state’s first library and its founder, Father Serra, is called the “Father of California.” It passed into the hands of a French businessman who set up a brickworks and bakery. A dispute with another area called Carmel led to the addition of “by-the-Sea.” From the very beginning, Carmel lured artists, so aptly described by Jack London in his “The Valley of the Moon.” Swishing their brushes around were Mary Austin, Armin Hansen, George Sterling, and Clark Ashton Smith, to name just a few. Theater flourished, as did other venues and soon the roster of internationally recognized names spread across the arts. The poet George Sterling is credited with establishing the town’s literary base. Poet Robinson Jeffer’s Tor House, on a windswept barren seaside promontory is open to the public. Today Carmel’s Art, Bach and Shakespeare Festivals draw international audiences annually. A unusually strong emphasis on protecting and enhancing the city’s natural coastal beauty has given Carmel such a reputation, it often hosts delegation wanting to know how it retains such small scale authenticity in today’s world. Trees are so treasured and revered, existing ones cannot be removed for construction and barren lots must be planted. This unique municipality has no streetlights or parking meters; houses have names, not street numbers and no home mail delivery. Overnight delivery is possible, but only with geographical addresses,” a street name, the cross street name and the number of houses from that intersection.

This doesn’t (didn’t) seem to discourage celebrities from making their homes in Carmel, including Jean Arthur, Doris Day, Clint Eastwood, Joan Fontaine, Sinclair Lewis, Jack Lundon, John Madden, Upton Sinclair, Robert Louis Stevenson, Betty White and Ryan Phinny. And, as would be expected with such a notable population, the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best are found in Carmel in abundance —shopping, entertainment, education and, of course, cuisine. Carmel is a haven of coffee shops and its proximity to fresh seafood, the fertile Salinas Valley and 75+ wineries in the famous Monterey County ensure the very best of dining. World class fishing, kayaking, surfing and scuba diving draw water sports lovers to the coast, while others head inland for exciting horseback riding, jogging, walking and bicycling along magnificent coastal bluffs. Nearby are renowned golf courses and tennis courts. Just a couple of hours south of San Francisco, the picturesque ambiance of Carmel extends throughout the town that is redolent with myriads of Hugh Comstock’s whimsical cottages and other delightful architectural styles. “Residents rule!” could be a city motto. Nearby cities provide all necessary commercial amenities, which allows Carmel to focus on keeping its own neighborhoods as livable and resident-friendly as possible. Oh, that no-high-heels-without-a-permit? Carmel treasures its picturesque atmosphere so much, cracked sidewalks and irregular pavement are considered crucial to the ambiance. This law is to prevent unappreciative visitors from suing the city if they trip and fall. But don’t worry. They have no jail. Or cemetery either. Well, there is one grave. For the town dog Pal. The city also used to prohibit selling and eating ice cream on public streets. But Clint Eastwood got that one overturned. Needless to say, property is so coveted in Carmel-by-the-Sea, those seeking to live here or nearby naturally turn to those respected “Purveyors of Fine Homes & Estates,” Alain Pinel Realtors, voted the Best Real Estate Company in Monterey County (among its other many awards). Owner/broker Judith Profeta heads a team that knows this unique city and surrounding areas intimately, who are as active personally in the community as they are professionally. Through them, new residents always find luxury properties that exceed their expectations.

Carmel – Landmark Location Carmel, California Imagine being lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean, and waking to the sparkle of sunlight on water. Imagine a home so comfortable it invites you to relax every time you step through the door. Imagine 6 bedrooms and 5 baths of gracious living space just waiting to be filled with the laughter of family and friends. These kinds of ocean views won’t last! Offered at $5,500,000.

Pebble Beach – One-of-a-Kind Estate Pebble Beach, California This amazing Pebble Beach property is set in the midst of a pine forest and is painted in Italian Palazzo Yellow, one of the favorite colors of the great artist, Giotto. The Italianate home has quietly elegant iron gates featuring Italian greyhounds as the motif, which were designed by a leading Italian artist that lead to the inner courtyard. Anthony Ingrao, the interior designer for the home and gardens, has been featured extensively in Architectural Digest, House & Garden and Vogue Magazine among others. He is best known for his ability to pay attention to what the essence of the home is, and to capture its spirit-a feat he achieved at this unique estate. A must see property for both the endless ocean views and artistic design in decoration and layout of home. Offered Judie Profeta at $7,900,000.



Lincoln Craftsman Carmel, California This home is an absolute charmer . . . situated on a larger than normal lot, the home sits majestically back from the street thru an electric gate . . . lots of stone and carved wood add to the character created by Tom Reynolds, a fabulous local contractor. Beautiful woodwork, hardwood floors, paned windows grace the extra-large living room; a fabulous kitchen with granite and hardwood, complete with a pizza oven, mark this home as a piece d’ resistance!! Two bedrooms on main level and a gorgeous master with a balcony, and peek of the ocean. Outdoor patio from living room and kitchen on the sunny side of the home is perfection. Not far from the beaches and 7-8 blocks to town. Offered at $2,950,000.

Carmelo at the Point Carmel, California Absolutely fabulous location on Carmel Point close to both beaches! Much larger than the typical Carmel house and located on an extra-large lot, that is fully private with gorgeous unimpeded views of the sanctuary and hills. Built by Slaghbaugh with additions by Mathams, this home offers all the modern conveniences while retaining the much loved charm of the past. Huge living room with high beamed ceilings, hardwood floors on main level, 2 master suites, one on main level. Bright and sunny with lots of windows and skylights. A rare opportunity! Offered at $2,495,000.

Judie Profeta 831-601-3207


19 Eagle Ridge Lane Blackhawk, California Blackhawk estate with miles of breathtaking views from the privately gated Eagle Ridge enclave atop Blackhawk Country Club, the East Bay’s most exclusive of addresses. Enjoy panoramic 270 degree views of sunrise to sunsets, the Mt. Diablo foothills to the Las Trampas Ridge and verdant golf course vistas below from this secluded, 1.02 acre homesite. The finest in elite materials, craftsmanship and thoughtful design has been utilized throughout this 7,889 square foot (ap.) mansion. The recently completed, extensive remodel added even more spectacular custom features to the home’s sumptuous array, especially in the connoisseur’s kitchen, extensive artisan wrought iron work, Venetian Plaster, rare stonework, the pool, spa, sauna and steam room, high end, audio visual integration, and so much more! Truly the ultimate in privacy, luxury and elegance! View the complete details at $4,595,000

559 Blackhawk Club Drive Blackhawk, California Fabulous entertaining home. At approximately 4,842 square feet, this home offers plenty of room with five bedrooms, four and one half baths. Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with all the amenities, downstairs master suite, desirable open floor plan, entertainer’s built-in bar off the family room, three fireplaces, wine storage in the formal dining room and an outside patio that surrounds the home make this a place you’d love to call home. Close proximity to the 18-hole Lakeside Golf Course of Blackhawk Country Club. $2,150,000

Carole Cline, CRS • Real Estate Broker • DRE #00790663 925-683-0488 • •


113 Pepperwood Court Blackhawk, California This spectacular custom estate, originally constructed by Jim Casale, noted Blackhawk area builder, was artfully and meticulously updated. The resulting confluence of design and perspective has blended art, technology, function and elegance. Nearly every nook and cranny of this house has been thoughtfully updated, performed to ulta-exacting standards. Unique details abound throughout, including radiant flooring that features a stunning combination of mosaic inlay, hardwood and polished concrete flooring in the formal areas, four coordinating, casual living areas defined by extensive and creative Lannon stone work, custom cast fireplaces, wall-designed niches and built-ins for display and storage, a breathtaking master bath with Jado fixtures, a pebble-style finish on the pool and spa, plus much more! For more information, please visit $2,325,000

4279 Silver Meadow Court Blackhawk, California A stunning estate like none other in Blackhawk, this home leaves no detail untouched. This beautiful home offers approximately 5,600 square feet of living space with six bedrooms and five and one half baths. Completely outfitted home theater with custom recliner seating, 3,000 bottle wine cellar, five+ car garage with dual configuration as an entertainment venue, billiards room, resort style backyard with pool and spa...this home has it all. $2,399,000

Carole Cline, CRS • Real Estate Broker • DRE #00790663 925-683-0488 • •


Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose, California Enjoy sweeping city light and mountain views from this fabulous one story home in the prestigious Augusta Collection. Recent remodeling includes: a modern gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and slab granite counters, all new flooring with luxurious stone and rich wide plank hardwood and much more. Most bathrooms have also been remodeled. Featuring 3 bedrooms, an office plus a bonus room (could easily be 4th bedroom), and a 3-car garage. Truly a rare find! Offered at $1,399,950.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose, California Bank Owned Foreclosure Sale! Coming Soon. Perched high on a ridge, this custom built home has pastoral and unobstructed panoramic mountain views to die for! With approx. 5,618 sf, 4 beds/4.5 baths, plus a large open bonus room, the home also features an upstairs office and a large downstairs cherry wood office with box beam ceilings. Featuring 3 fireplaces, a downstairs master suite and a downstairs guest suite. Located on one of Silver Creek’s most prestigious streets. Pricing soon. Call for a sneak preview.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club San Jose, California Classic English elegance abounds in this discerning designers’ showcase home. Draped along the first fairway with incredible views, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home features: a stately Cherry wood office, inlaid Brazilian Cherry floors, extensive crown molding, Old World woodworking, a large gourmet kitchen with granite counters, plantation shutters, and an oversized master suite with extra closets plus a retreat boasting grand views! You’ll love the large backyard with paver stone patios, a built-in BBQ and cozy fire pit all overlooking Silver Creek’s championship golf course. Simply stunning! Offered at $1,389,000.


Grant, Griffith & Jones • Intero Real Estate Service • Silicon Valley www. • 408-239-0990 • DRE # 00890691


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Grant, Griffith & Jones • Intero Real Estate Services Silicon Valley • 408-239-0990 DRE # 00890691

Waterfront Home with Custom Cottages and Acreage Langley, Whidbey Island Down a romantic private drive lined with weeping willows and fruit trees, you will discover a classic Manor style home with two Sound view master suites, a charming attached seaside view cottage, a detached “Mountain” style lodge, picture perfect red barn and a delightful artist studio. Situated on a 220-foot waterfront bluff that offers sweeping 180º views across Puget Sound, Camano Island and the Cascades; perfect for viewing migrating grey whales! The park like setting on 6.5 private acres in Langley, a broad lawn with mature trees, potting shed beside an English garden, two ponds, resident ducks, and a fenced wildflower meadow guaranteed to tug on your heart strings.

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he “Malibu Lifestyle” really says it all. This stunningly beautiful, affluent beachfront city in northwestern Los Angeles sits on a 27-mile strip of prime Pacific coastline. “The Bu,” as surfers, locals and Alan Harper call it, is famous for its warm, sandy beaches that front the luxurious homes of many residents. Others live in the picturesque narrow canyons formed by the Santa Monica Mountains to the North and Topanga Canyon to the East. Malibu is easier to pronounce than “Humaliwo” — the Native American word for “the surf sounds loudly.” Drop the “Hu” and you’ll see where the new name derived, explains Marcus Beck of Prudential Malibu Realty, top Realtor to the rich and famous and wannabes looking for homes in Malibu. Spectacular scenery abounds at every turn. Here, as Marcus says, “nature provides an awesome playground.” Early Spanish influences are still strongly felt in this stretch that was once closely guarded private property. The Rindges, owners of the original 13,000 ranch, actually hired guards back in the late 1800s to keep trespassers out. They even defeated the Southern Pacific Railroad in court, stopping tracks from being laid. (Their home, the Rindge House, a National Register site, can be seen in Malibu Creek State Park.) Ah, but you can’t fight City Hall. The state, wanting to build the Pacific Coast Highway, went to court too, and won. But Rhoda May Rindge had the final word, of sorts. Widowed, she refused to sell off her land, and opened a small ceramic tile factory that grew to over 100 workers. Time and the economy won in the end. But Rhoda May’s distinctive Moorish/ Arts & Crafts creations, known as Malibu tiles, now are found in luxury homes throughout Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. She is remembered. Oil tycoon J. Paul Getty opened his Getty Villa in Malibu, patterning it after the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum and other ancient sites. Now it’s a museum beyond compare. Actually, you could spend the next 20 years trying to see all the celebrities’ homes in Malibu. To name just a few of the past and current residents:

Barbara Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Charles Bronson, Mel Brooks, Pierce Brosnan, Gary Busey, Dyan Cannon, Johnny Carson, Cher, Dick Clark, Jackie Collins, Robert Conrad, Laura Dern, Bruce Dern, Danny DeVito, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duval, Bob Dylan . . . and that just takes you through the letter D! Fortunately, tourist maps of celebrity homes are available. Malibu Colony has become one of the area’s most famous districts. A gated community with multi-million dollar homes on tiny lots, it offers some of the most breathtaking wide-span views of the Pacific Coast. Close to Malibu Colony is Malibu Lagoon, part of a 169-acre state park, and a topnotch spot for bird watching. Best time is spring and fall when migratory fowl make their annual trek to and from Alaska and Central America. Surfers from across the globe are attracted to Malibu’s World Surfing Preserves. This program was launched by the Save the Waves Coalition to designate and enshrine international waves surf zones and surrounding environments. Malibu’s Surfrider Beach was designated as the first World Surfing Reserve site to protect and preserve Malibu as an iconic surf site. Malibu is close to the “big city” of Los Angeles for easy commute, yet far enough away to retain that small town friendliness and helpfulness. Malibu’s schools are said to be the best in the Los Angeles area and Pepperdine University in Malibu has an international reputation. Answering to higher standards is typical of Malibu as it is with Marcus Beck of Prudential Malibu Realty. A third generation Malibu native, and lifelong Malibu resident, Marcus hit the ground running as a new Realtor by winning “Outstanding Performance First Year with Company” award. From that point on, Marcus Beck’s reputation as a Realtor never slowed. He has been a “Top Producing Realtor” consistently in a career that requires perseverance in a continually changing marketplace. His longtime presence among those for whom he is providing the perfect residence gives him the edge needed to see beyond a simple “deal.” Marcus can provide local knowledge and perspective of the upscale Malibu community, where it has been and where it is going, with insight only a true “insider” can possess.

Malibu Colony Road Malibu, California Wonderful contemporary home located in the private gate guarded enclave of Malibu Colony. This beautiful tri-level home provides the unique advantage of having two ocean front master suites. The decor is updated, featuring stone and wood floors, crown molding, and a dramatic central skylight. There are multiple decks from which to enjoy the endless ocean views, plus ocean side patio and deck along with the detached cabana enhancing the outdoor and beachfront living experience.

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 • 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX


Serra Road Malibu, California Located in the exclusive guard gated community of Serra Retreat, this contemporary Spanish Hacienda offers privacy and seclusion on approx. 2.66 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens & orchards watered by property’s own well. This beautifully crafted home, designed by Doug Burdge, AIA, has a majestic entry leading to a living room with vaulted ceilings & floor to ceiling glass windows that offer views to the tropical outdoor entertainment area that has a grotto-shaped pool & hot tub, sitting bar with grill, and a covered dining area with a large fireplace. Original Malibu tiles, ancient Mexican mesquite wood doors, and Mexican antiques, add to the meticulous details throughout the house. Close to Surfrider beach, the Malibu Pier, great upscale shopping, gourmet restaurants, and the new Legacy Park, this exquisite property is a rare find!

Marcus Beck • Prudential Malibu Realty DRE #00971376 • 310-317-1709 OFC • 310-456-1401 FAX


680 Picacho Lane Santa Barbara, California Restored to it’s late 1930’s grandeur, this rare, architecturally significant, private, gated, ocean and montain view estate graces 3.79 magnificently landscaped acres on Montecito’s most prestigious lane. The grounds feature expansive lawns, specimen gardens, a tennis court, pool, outdoor fireplace, kitchen and patios for the best of world-class living. Andria Kahmann 805.680.8162

Park Hill Sunset Strip, California Restore the rare splendor of this incredible 3-acre estate compound near the Chateau Marmont Hotel and neighboring Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Storer House. Built in 1921, Park Hill is comprised of a significant Mediterranean style residence with 2-story Grand Entry that continues into a 2-story Living Room overlooking all of Los Angeles and a dramatic skyline. The Main House alone is over 7,000 square feet of living space. Additionally, there is a Guest House separate building that is 2 stories. It houses a former caretaker’s apartment & Studio on lower level and above, the Carriage House for auto storage. Another Guest House was erected about 2004 and is suitable as a private residence, complete with bedroom, Kitchen and bathroom. The entire property is double gated, rising high above the surrounding street, almost like a fortress overlooking a moat. Security is assured. Ernie Carswell 310.345.7500 Beverly Hills | Brentwood | Laguna Beach | Montecito | Newport Beach | Pasadena | Venice 36

71071 La Paz Road Rancho Mirage, California Positioned just over the city limits of Palm Springs in Rancho Mirage, CA and neighboring the iconic Annenberg Estate - Sunnylands, 71071 La Paz encompasses over 1.5 acres providing its owner with something that is increasingly becoming more difficult to duplicate in today’s world - complete privacy within its gated and walled perimeters. This unique compound estate, with over 9,000 square feet, is surrounded by the panoramic desert views of the San Jacinto Mountains and the painted sky of the Coachella Valley. Eric Lavey 310.908.6800

50 Boulder View Shady Canyon, California Be the proud owner of an award winning wine maker’s home that is the epitome of a perfect home for entertaining! The extremely private residence presents a great formal room with two fireplaces, extra-large master suite with view balcony and children’s wing. The family room and kitchen area include a large breakfast room, fireplace, expansive island, wood-beamed ceilings, custom wood cabinetry, Shaws farmhouse-style sinks, walk-in pantry, butler’s pantry, and Wolf and KitchenAid appliances. Take the stairs or elevator to the basement to an authentic English Pub and game room, complete with bar and beer on tap. Pegi’s Home Group 949.525.1125 Beverly Hills | Brentwood | Laguna Beach | Montecito | Newport Beach | Pasadena | Venice 37

Wailea Golf Vistas Wailea, Maui, Hawaii Located in one of Wailea Resort’s premier gated communities, this single-level, custom constructed three bedroom, two bath residence overlooks Wailea’s “Blue” course onto dramatic ocean and mountain views. Attention to detail is evident throughout, with finishes of travertine, granite, bold crown molding, recessed lighting, coffered ceilings, electric solar screens and surround sound system. Visit or call Brad MacArthur, BIC, for more details, 808-357-5000.

The Shops at Wailea 3750 Wailea Alanui, Suite B-51 Wailea, Maui, HI 96753 t: 800-879-1991 • f: 808-879-6481 38

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Aspen Highlands Durango, Colorado Set against the Hermosa Cliffs, this beautiful 77 acre parcel provides big views across the North Animas Valley to Engineer Mountain and the Needles Mountains. There are beautiful stands of mature Aspen, Spruce and Fir trees as well as lush meadows. This is ideal for either a fine single family home or to potentially be split into multiple lots. It is just minutes to skiing at Durango Mountain Resort and golf at the Glacier Club or Dalton Ranch. This is a fine Colorado living opportunity in the highly coveted north Animas Valley corridor. The property backs to the San Juan National Forest and is one of only a handful of large parcels remaining in this beautiful section of Durango. An idea would be to build your dream home on the prime building site and sell off the rest to potentially recapture a portion of your initial purchase.


Rob Littfin, Associate Broker Horizon Properties of Durango 275 CR 252 ( Trimble Lane) Durango, Colorado 81301 970-259-3700 Office • 970-749-8526 Cell

Private Mountain Paradise

Walk to Everything

Aspen, Colorado Drive through the security-controlled gate to enter a secluded outdoor paradise of over 45 private acres. The main residence features a beautiful living room with large wood-burning fireplace, gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances, opulent master bath with marble details, media room, well-appointed office, large decks and patios with idyllic views, and incredible river frontage! Additional amenities include guest home, ranch manager’s apartment, pilot’s quarters, barn, workshop, hunting and fishing lodge, fire pits, decks, patios, numerous ponds, waterfall, large meadows and gardens, 10,000 square foot horse barn with multiple stalls and horse wash, game and exercise rooms.

Aspen, Colorado Located in the beautifully landscaped subdivision of Ute Place, just 3 blocks from the gondola yet away from the congestion and traffic. Ski home from Aspen Mountain, fish for trout in the 3 stocked ponds in the summer or ice skate in the winter, walk or bike everywhere, and utilize the onsite concierge/property management with driver service. Features include 5 bedrooms plus office, 5.5 baths, 5,760 square feet, vaulted ceilings, four fireplaces, family room with bar, large kitchen with breakfast nook, gracious patios and decks, hot tub, 730 square foot three car garage plus workshop, and mountain views.

Front Row Views

Wide Open Spaces

Aspen, Colorado A stunning front row lot on Willoughby Way in Aspen’s premier location! Overlooking the rushing Roaring Fork River and the Rio Grande Trail, this flat .87 acre lot awaits what could be one of the finest homes in all of Aspen – this lot is that good! Enjoy sun, up-close mountain views, privacy, and a location within walking and biking distance to downtown Aspen. The existing ranch style home is 2,512 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Aspen, Colorado Fabulous 7.91 acre lot in White Horse Springs with water rights and panoramic views across the valley to Mt. Daly, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain. The gently sloping lot offers an easily accessible building envelope, wonderful privacy, and plans ready for permitting are available. Development rights are valid through April 1, 2014. Just a few minutes from downtown Aspen and Highway 82.

Craig Morris • 415 East Hyman Avenue • Aspen, Colorado 81611 • 970-379-9795 cell • 970-925-6060 office • • 41


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ne of the most affluent communities in Colorado, Boulder is picturesquely nestled into a wide basin at the foot of Flagstaff Mountain, right at the point where the Rockies meet the Great Plains. It’s just a few miles east of the Continental Divide. An exciting youthful city, Boulder consistently ranks at or near the top in health, well being, quality of life, education and art. Thanks to the presence of the University of Colorado, the average age is 29 (nationally it’s 35+). Actually Boulder has too many accolades to list. Just a few include #1 – Ten Happiest Cities (; #1 - Top Brainiest Cities (; #1 - Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid (Backpacker magazine); #1 – Most Educated City (Forbes magazine); #1 –Top Triathlon Town (Inside Triathlon magazine) and #1 – American’s Foodiest Town. It is, other polls say, in the Top Ten of “Best Cities for the Next Decade,” “Top 100 Places to Live,” “Top Arts Destinations for a Small City,” “Most Bicycle Friendly Cities in the World,” “Best Green Places to Live,” “Top Farmers Markets” and “Top 10 Cities for Artists.” The great outdoors is so close and so magnificent; it’s hard to stay inside. Boulder is surrounded by more than 36,000 acres of recreational open space, conservation easements and nature preserves. Just to the west are the Flatirons, imposing tilted slabs of sedimentary stone that have become a widely recognized symbol of the city, just as Wright Kingdom Real Estate is recognized as Boulder’s top realty firm. World-class hikers, bikers and rock climbers are common on the more challenging trails and canyons, especially during the USA Ultimate. Boulder is also headquarters for USA Rugby. The annual Bolder Boulder run attracts over 50,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, making it one of the largest road races in the world — with, incidentally, the largest non-marathon prize purse in road racing. Held on Memorial Day, it has also earned the distinction of being one of largest celebrations of this day in the nation. One count showed Boulder has as many bicycles as it does citizens. In fact, so many people bike to and from work in Boulder, the city sometime snow plows the bike paths before they plow the streets! The city is named for tranquil Boulder Creek, so-called for the huge chunks of granite that cascaded into the creek over the eons. A tributary of the South Platte River, Boulder Creek runs right through town.

The river provides a myriad of planned and natural venues that are in full use during the Boulder International Film Festival and the “Shoot Out 24 Hour Filmmaking Festival Boulder.” This unique latter event — a challenge to create a short film within a 24-hour period following specific guidelines — has brought Boulder many accolades, including Best Local Film Festival, Best New Festival and Best Festival. The larger more conventional Boulder International Film Festival has, since it’s inception in 2004, hosted over 150 filmmakers from across the globe, including Chevy Chase. Speaking of celebrities, Scott Carpenter was born in Boulder, as were Kristin Davis, Tony Boselli and Leon White, better known as “Big Van Vadar.” Carpenter named his space capsule after his home on Aurora and 7th. The capsule was Aurora 7. Boulder was the setting for Mork & Mindy, Sleeper, Make It or Break It and Stephen King’s book, The Stand. King lived in Boulder while writing The Shining. With affluent residents, explain the Wright Kingdom real estate agents, come all the exciting sophisticated and/or fun amenities that they demand. Excellence in schools, shopping, entertainment, arts and culture are a criteria easily met in Boulder. One of the most popular sections of Boulder is the famous Pearl Street Mall, filled with exciting wares and hopping restaurants and nightlife. Famous blues musician Otis Taylor makes Boulder his home. In 1967, Boulder became the first city in the United States to tax itself for funds to be used specifically for the acquisition, management and maintenance of Open Space. “Go Green” is more than just a slogan for Boulder. Just so you’ll know, you need a permit to exterminate a prairie dog in Boulder. This is the kind of “insider” information Wright Kingdom Realtors are able to supply, to help new potential new luxury homeowners make the right choice in the right neighborhood. More than 70 Wright Kingdom Realtors are available, with an average of 17 years specializing in Boulder properties and lifestyles. Wright Kingdom Real Estate has earned the Website Quality Certification (WQC), presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Lakefront Retreat BROOMFIELD, COLORADO Steps away from the lake with private dock, this grand estate is located in a private gated community surrounded by open space with phenomenal views of the foothills and back range of the Rocky Mountains. Oriented to capture the panoramic mountain views or the natural beauty of the lake from every window. A stunning residence of impressive proportions offering 12,200 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 8 baths and 4 car garage. Superb finishes include rich hardwood floors, extensive woodwork, coved ceilings and stained glass accents. Dramatic entry with soaring ceilings and curved stairway leads to formal living and dining rooms and reveals a light-filled open floor plan beyond. Gorgeous kitchen with center island and breakfast nook steps down to sunroom on one side and family room with floor to ceiling brick fireplace on the other. Lavish main floor master suite features double-sided marble fireplace, sitting area and 5-piece luxury bath. Huge walkout entertainment level offers home theater, wet bar, billiards area and mirrored exercise room, plus hot tub and water sports storage. Decks and patios abound providing space for outdoor gatherings amid expansive lawns and beautiful landscaping on this 1.4 acre site. Offered at $2,900,000. Contact Stu Wright, 303-541-1900,

4875 Pearl East Circle, Suite 100 Boulder, CO 80301 303-443-2240 • 800-343-8885 43

19 Entrada Hermosa Santa Fe, New Mexico This exceptional 4875 sq. ft. home with a luxurious master suite, 2 guest suites, library, spacious kitchen & family room and 3 car garage is situated on a 1.6 acre homesite in Las Campanas with panoramic mountain views. Superb construction and great attention to detail are evident throughout the home. The gallery entrance is perfect for displaying art and the formal living and dining rooms are ideal for sophisticated entertaining. The gourmet kitchen opens to a stunning and spacious family room with access to a deep portal offering perfect ambience for enjoying summer evenings and casual get togethers.

17 Stonegate Circle Santa Fe, New Mexico There are fabulous unobstructed views of both the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges from this elegant home located on the 2nd fairway of the Sunrise Golf Course in Las Campanas. Inspired by Tuscan architecture, this property is reminiscent of an Italian Villa. The house and guest house wrap around a beautiful courtyard and fountain. This home is perfect for entertaining with large open rooms and multiple patios and portals. There are exquisite details throughout with arched and vaulted ceilings, plaster walls, stone and wood floors and beautiful fireplaces.

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218 Camino La Tierra, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

54 Headquarters Trail Santa Fe, New Mexico “Considered one of the most beautiful homes in Santa Fe”, this magnificent GRAND HACIENDA is the essence of casual elegance and warmth. It is situated on 14.28 acres, with panoramic views of 5 mountain ranges, coupled with gorgeous sunsets. The outdoor entertaining area is surrounded by an adobe walled courtyard with lush landscaping, 2,676 square feet of flagstone portals, stone bridge, spa, cabana, gas fire pit and a large free-form heated pool with tiered waterfalls. A formal entry welcomes you into this majestic 6,828 square feet residence with extraordinary architectural design an exquisite details. There are many exceptional amenities throughout the home, a few of these are a fabulous custom built-in entertainment bar; dramatic high ceilings with beams, corbels and latillas; flagstone floors; plaster walls; 6 fireplaces and hand carved custom painted doors. The home was built in 1993, and has been maintained to perfection! Some of the features include five bedrooms, seven baths, two private offices, a spacious kitchen with a circular breakfast area; formal dining area, wine tasting room, and a den. Grand hallways connect the public rooms from the guest quarters and the master suite. A 4-car heated garage, a 900 square feet guest casita and hand carved painted gates complete this “one of a kind” estate. The property is located in La Tierra Nueva, a quiet neighborhood with a private entrance, and is approximately 20 minutes from the Plaza and adjacent to the highly regarded Las Campanas Golf Club.

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Best of Silverleaf

Finisterre Elegance

Scottsdale, Arizona Located on a fabulous first-choice golf course lot in Silverleaf, this Nancebuilt, Christiansen-designed home enjoys masterful craftsmanship and design enhanced by the finest finishes and fixtures. Sumptuous master retreat. Magnificent kitchen. Walk-in wine room. Huge patios, courtyards, balconies, gardens overlook golf course, mountains, city lights. Alfresco kitchen. Pool. Guest house. 4BD/5BA in 6,813 SF. Offered at $5,350,000. MLS#4902038. Home tour at

Paradise Valley, Arizona Magnificent in every way, this palatial home is nestled inside the exclusive enclave of Finisterre. Living room with bar, soaring pillars, etched archways, towering ceiling. Master suite with majestic spoke-style ceiling motif. Wine room, media room, sauna, office. Pool, spa. Koi pond, putting green, mature trees, lush lawns. Huge patios, barbecue kitchen. Guest house. Over $900K in owner upgrades. 5BD/5BA in 8,471 SF. Offered at $3,968,000. MLS#4866020. Home tour at

Crisp Lovely New

Striking Warm Contemporary

Paradise Valley, Arizona Exquisitely elegant, this ultra-posh home has just been redone, meaning it feels and lives like new construction. Extraordinary formal spaces with Camelback Mountain views. Family room with massive media wall. Sunlit master retreat with couture closet. Office/library with stately built-ins. Dining patios, waterfall pool, spillover spa. Guest house. Located on quiet cul-de-sac of four equal-quality homes. 5BD/6BA in 7,341 SF. Offered at $3,500,000. MLS#4912335. Home tour at

Paradise Valley, Arizona Strikingly contemporary, this stunning home is built to exacting standards from steel trussed spans to custom commercial cooling. Graceful high volume floor plan flows directly outside through disappearing walls to gently cascading rock fountain, lawns, mountain views. Rich stone floors, counters. Master retreat with view wall. Nine-car collector’s garage. Large motor court, gated motor/toy yard. 3BD/3.5BA in 5,100 SF. Offered at $1,995,000. MLS#4905559. Home tour at


Sandra Baldwin • 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-287-5300 •

Magnificent New Estate

World’s Most Romantic

Paradise Valley, Arizona Backdropped by Mummy Mountain, this brand-new Old World estate sets a new standard for elegance and sophistication. Stunning stonework, ironwork. Light-filled rooms flow onto balconies, patios, courtyards. Dual kitchens. Theater, wine room. Lavish master retreat with spa courtyard. Indoor basketball court. Guest house. Swimming pool with lazy river. Interior finishes by JR McDade Co. Three acres. 11BD/12.5BA in 22,215 SF. Offered at $16,000,000. MLS#4833669. Home tour at

Phoenix, Arizona Awash with a wealth of days-gone-by romance, this enchanting 1935 European-style adobe villa restored by Kristin Austin-Jacobs seduces the senses with its lush grounds, canopies of shade trees and sun-kissed rooms. Tongue-and-groove ceilings with dramatic beams. Every room w/private courtyard. Garden walkway leads to posh cabana, huge fountain, draped relaxation areas. Guest house. Enormous pool. Two-plus acres. 4BD/5BA in 5,300 SF. Offered at $3,950,000. MLS#4725209. Home tour at

Pure Contemporary

Elegant Vistas

Paradise Valley, Arizona Strikingly contemporary, this brilliantly designed estate wows with a wealth of crisp finishes, fine fixtures and dramatic architectural motifs. Breathtaking décor with magnificent wood, stone, glass, artistic flooring. Exquisitely sleek kitchen. Ultra-romantic master suite. View-rich office, library. Plush theater. Gated motor court with five garages, parking for dozen-plus. Camel views. 4BD/4.5BA in 8,797 SF. Offered at $3,980,000. MLS#4815273. Home tour at

Paradise Valley, Arizona Built around amazing Camelback and city lights views, this incredible estate is tucked inside the heart of Paradise Valley. Sumptuous lawns, towering trees. Grand foyer gazes across the Valley. Sophisticated country kitchen. Private master wing. All rooms except guest quarters on main floor. Full-length entertaining patio overlooks pool/spa, waterfall, lawns, backdropped by to-die-for views. 5BD/6.5BA in 9,527 SF. Offered at $4,900,000. MLS#4887986. Home tour at

Sandra Baldwin • 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 360 • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 • 480-287-5300 •


Listeners Hill ‑ A Unique Seven Acre Gated Private Residence Austin, Texas This beautifully designed 7 acre hilltop compound will inspire you the moment you arrive at Listeners Hill. From the gate you meander past the 5 stall stone stable and 3 individual guest houses, each with its own name and unique character. The Garden home is situated next to the organic garden with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. The Tree house has beautiful views, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, pine floors, kitchen, and fireplace, living/dining and has an efficiency apartment and massive garage space that houses a RV camper/tour bus. The Thoughtful house is a stone 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, cottage with inviting porch. The one story main home features 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, beautiful kitchen, mesquite floors, beamed ceilings, expansive views of Texas hill country. In addition to main house is an 8,000 sq. ft. entertainment annex which features, kitchen, dining, exercise room, dance studio, art room and 2 living areas. The bottom floor of this annex facilitates a State of the Art Recording Studio, with sound room, multi locker dressing area, kitchenette and living area. The media room features a custom built one of a kind Stewart floating 120 inch screen, high definition Epsom Power lite projector, custom seating and a smokeless custom built Planika fireplace. Exterior features include an inviting pool with patio and fireplace, custom site lighting to enhance and brighten the expansive lawn, meandering sidewalks and hike and bike trail, 10 covered and uncovered car spaces and panoramic hill country views. For your private showing please Call Michele Turnquist at 512-328-3939 and 512-431-1121.

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Pelican Landing Galveston Island, Texas A rare find in the exciting, exploding Galveston marketplace. This brand new, 6,000 square foot treasure that overlooks both Galveston Bay and Offat’s Bayou offers something for everyone with its deep water boat slips, jet ski lift and luxurious outdoor kitchen/entertainment area. The beautiful circular driveway leads to this magnificent waterfront/bulkheaded home with its chef’s gourmet kitchen, slate and hard wood flooring in main areas, wet bars, and impact windows. Five bedrooms and a sumptuous master suite with private access to a fitness center are complimented by a deck, patio and pier with incredible views. Amenities include an alarm system, central vacuum, elevator, swimming pool, boathouse, boat ramp and boat slip, all located in the exclusive neighborhood off Harborside Drive exit, an easy access site right off I-45S.

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Beachtown Galveston Island, Texas Beachfront dream home in elite Beachtown close to walkover. Beautiful hardwoods throughout. Two master suites up with private deck access to amazing ocean views. Four additional bedrooms each with full bath, two with deck access. Elevator to all levels. Large kitchen with double ovens, two sinks, large breakfast bar. Spacious living areas with fireplace, wet bar and built-in entertainment. Soaring ceilings and interior Juliet balconies make this home a unique find. Home conveys furnished - completely turnkey.

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Stonebridge Ranch Estates 9519 Stonebridge Lake, Tomball, Texas 77375 Style abounds in this superb 4 or 5/3+3/3 Country French custom in a private gated community 5 minutes from The Woodlands! Beautifully landscaped 1.28Âą acres (per HCAD), this home has everything including custom fixtures and accents throughout, large rooms, abundant storage, and more! Circle driveway, porte-cochere, gleaming wood floors, Plantation shutters, beautiful millwork, antique beams, custom mantel, and gourmet kitchen with huge granite island! Study/office off of downstairs master, plus 2nd bedroom down. Beautiful pool with beach entry, bath, shower, summer kitchen. Offered at $899,900, Pam Durham, 281.363.9103,

Hickory Shadows 19 Hickory Shadows Drive, Hilshire Village, Texas 77055 This 4 or 5/3.5/2 home on a horseshoe street in Hilshire Village is nestled in a natural paradise backing to Spring Branch Creek, with multilevel decks, covered patios and a koi pond. Cast iron and glass front doors open to entrance with floating staircase. Open for entertaining, with granite island kitchen, 4-burner gas cooktop, Viking appliances, titanium sinks, undermount and rope lighting, recessed lighting, 2 wet bars, downstairs master, adjoining study. Exterior/interior paint + siding. 3 new A/C units, new plumbing, foundation and duct work, 2-car garage. Spring Branch schools, Village police, fire department w/ own Mayor + City council. Offered at $925,000, Margaret LabbĂŠ, 713.341.1606,

Highland Tower 2207 Bancroft, #1706, Houston, Texas 77027 Spectacular penthouse offers 5-Star resort living with breathtaking north and east panoramic views inside the Loop! With 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, this exclusive top floor home features the most luxurious decor and a lifestyle experience of high-rise living at its finest! This oasis in the sky is enhanced with over $70k in upgrades (per seller) including a state-of-theart audio visual system, art lighting, and custom bath, plus Programme Martin closets, automatic window shades, a stainless steel bar with snow ice, granite and marble, two storage closets, two assigned parking spaces and much, much more! Offered at $1,095,000, Kathy Jones, 713.341.1615 56

Braeburn County Club Estates 5416 Pine, Bellaire, Texas 77401 Stately and immaculate brick 4/3+2/3 home in Braeburn Country Club Estates, known for its unusually expansive lot sizes in the heart of Bellaire, is customized to suit the needs of today’s busy families. Four bedrooms all with walk-in closets, three full baths, both formals, large den with builtin entertainment center open to the breakfast room and kitchen, large study with tons of built-in shelving, enormous game room up, spacious master suite with balcony overlooking back lawn, three-car garage. Enormous windows across the back provide a view to your extra-large back lawn with plenty of room for a pool or playing catch! Offered at $1,325,000, Mike Mahlstedt, 713.341.1766,

Crestwood 227 E. Cowan, Houston, Texas 77007 Stunning 5/5+2/3 Mediterranean stucco with gorgeous finishes near Memorial Park! Double door entry leads to formals featuring beautiful inlaid hardwood floors. Granite island kitchen with stainless appliances and butler’s pantry opens to dramatic 2-story great room with amazing staircase, travertine floors and views of spectacular back lawn. There are master suites both up and down, with three additional ensuite bedrooms and game room up. Additional features include generous built-ins and closet space; small office off kitchen; study with warm wood paneling, credenza and bookshelves; and attached 3-car garage. The private backyard tropical oasis includes a zero edge pool, rock fountains and spa, plus a covered summer kitchen with grill and fireplace. Offered at $2,195,000, Mary Henderson, 713.297.5651

Panther Creek 18 West Isle Place, The Woodlands, Texas 77381 Magnificent custom 6 or 7/6.5/4 estate on private Lake Woodlands situated on .82± acre (per MCAD) with gated entry! Imported stone finishes, abundant natural light combined with expansive interior spaces create a magnificent home where attention to detail prevails! Entertainer’s dream with gorgeous views to pool, lanai and lake. Its family-style plan features a spacious kitchen, breakfast and family rooms, private downstairs master suite, and all secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths. There are separate quarters with private entrance upstairs. Offered at $1,950,000, Haley Garcia, 936.447.9625, 57

Royal Oaks Country Club Estates 11602 Versailles Lakes, Houston Texas 77082 Amazing custom 5/5.5/4 estate with contemporary style! Located on a quiet culde-sac with panoramic golf course views of the lake and #6 signature island green, the first floor features an impressive reception hall and gallery, formals, a library, a game/billiard area, an expansive gourmet kitchen with incredible storage and prep space, butler’s pantry, wet bar, a downstairs master suite with bath/spa retreat and his and her boutique closets, plus a secondary bedroom down. Additional features include guest rooms with ensuite baths and private balcony, holiday storage room, secret wing to the tower/meditation room, summer kitchen, pool, spa and garden. Offered at $2,879,000, Brandey Heckeroth, 281.679.0101,

Boulevard Oaks 1604 North Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006 Located on historic North Boulevard, this magnificently remodeled and expanded 4 or 5/6+3/2 estate combines enchanting design elements, the finest of building materials, and antique architectural embellishments collected throughout Europe and Italy. In addition to stunning formals, and expansive chef’s kitchen, entertainment spaces include the Florentine Room with sauna, an upstairs loggia with an extensive summer kitchen and a spectacular performance hall that can seat large groups for grand entertaining, all overlooking the breathtaking gardens, piazza and pool below. An adjoining carriage house provides guest quarters, while an award-winning spa offers a relaxing retreat. Renaissance-inspired frescoes and statuary abound. Offered at $4,900,000, Mitch Beasley, 713.341.1688, 58



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New Hampshire

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New York

Rhode Island

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New Jersey


456 West 19th New York, New York This dramatic Penthouse defies expectations with soaring double height living room ceilings and astonishing views to the north and south. This twobedroom/two and a half bath apartment features elegantly minimal and painstakingly crafted kitchens and baths, richly textured wall treatments and elegant fixtures, two spacious balconies and an expansive rooftop terrace with 360 degree views and a washer/dryer. Less than a block away is The High Line, the West Chelsea Gallery District, and trendy restaurants and boutiques. Building amenities include 24-hour doorman, fulltime super, architecturally-designed common garden, and private storage. 421-A Tax Abatement. $7,500,000. Mary Ellen Cashman 646-613-2616

1115 Fifth Ave

New York, New York Spectacular views of Central Park and the Reservoir can be seen from almost every window in this beautiful Carnegie Hill eight room apartment. Located in a building designed by JER Carpenter, this three bedroom, three and a half bath, high floor corner apartment, is in mint condition. A grand entrance gallery leads to corner living and dining rooms, each with wood burning fireplaces, and a large wood-paneled library. In addition to a spacious and fully renovated kitchen, there is a butler’s pantry and separate laundry room. Rarely does such a special apartment come on the market. $11,000,000. Melissa Ryan Kaiser 212-585-4554 and Laurie Silverman Diamond 212-585-4553


924 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021-3577 212-570-2440

43 West 64th New York, New York Sun-drenched, five-bedroom/five and a half bath apartment with 10' ceilings, two private elevator landings and a sprawling loft-like entertaining space/great room. Additional features of this loft condominium include a windowed eat-in kitchen, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, oversized windows, an office, and a washer/dryer. The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closet and spa-quality windowed bathroom. Residents of this discreet building enjoy the private Porte-Cochere, 24/7 doorman, concierge, and private storage. Located less than a block from Central Park, Lincoln Center, acclaimed restaurants, shops, and all major transportation. $9,495,000. Bahar Tavakolian 212-434-7062 and Cathy Taub 212-452-4387

68 Jane Street New York, New York Combination of two units could create a 3,000 square foot plus duplex loft in the West Village. Located at the corner of Jane Street and Greenwich Street, this handsome seven-story turn of the last Century building is close to the High Line Park, museums, boutiques, and top restaurants. Very high ceilings create a truly dramatic effect. The almost square footprint and oversized double hung windows bring in maximum light from North and East exposures. An art collector’s dream, there is a tremendous amount of wall space. The living/dining room in the upper unit is approximately 35' X 20', and is highlighted by a spectacular arched window, very high ceiling, and exposed brick. Bring your architect and let your imagination run wild. $6,750,000. Jeffrey Ryan 646-613-2727

924 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10021-3577 212-570-2440


Cove Hollow Road East Hampton, New York M & M Luxury Custom Homes returns to East Hampton South as construction is well under way in picturesque seclusion on 1.25 acres in the coveted enclave that is Georgica. This 6,300± square foot, 8-bedroom traditional offers on the 1st floor great room, den and informal living room connecting to the fully outfitted kitchen, all warmed by fireplaces. A formal dining room bolstered by butlers pantry, generous guest master suite, a pair of powder rooms and covered porch completes the first floor. Upstairs the expansive master wing runs from the front to the back of the residence offering luxurious bath with steam shower and heated floors, his and her closets and cozy sitting room. Four additional well placed ensuite bedrooms encourage weekend entertaining. There is also unfinished attic space that awaits the fertile imagination. The finished lower level is complete with a tiered media room, pre-wired for your own home theatre, as well as wine cellar, gym, recreational rooms and a pair of staff suites. Outside a cabana overlooks the 20' X 40' pool, spa and a rare 4 car detached garage. All this, just a short distance to village shopping and ocean beaches. Exclusive. $7,950,000 WEB# 39576. Gary DePersia 516-380-0538

Gardiner’s Bay: Where Everyday is Saturday Amagansett, New York Make life one long weekend when you own an incomparable 3,500± square foot Amagansett bayfront residence that sits along 120 foot of bulkheaded waterfront. Heroic water views with incredible sunsets from three levels of living space is the calling card for a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath retreat, recently rebuilt that includes spacious living room with fireplace and full bar, a completely outfitted kitchen and convenient first floor guest suite. The indoor Endless pool sits within its own waterview atrium. An office and heated garage complete the first level. Upstairs the expansive master with luxurious bath and gym has its own balcony with access to the unique roof deck. There is a finished lower level with staff lounge, full bath and laundry area. The huge outdoor deck offers custom built-in stone grilling area, outdoor shower and room to kick back and enjoy all the action on Gardiner’s Bay. Moor your boat right out back or hang out on your own wooden float. Town water and a audio/visual package complete this extraordinary offering. With the bay at your doorstep and the ocean merely a bike ride away, start your extended weekends with your own preview today. Exclusive. $3,450,000 WEB# 41800. Gary DePersia 516-380-0538


Gary DePersia, SVP, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 51 Main Street • East Hampton, NY 11937 516-380-0538 •

Town Line Road Wainscott, New York An incredible new estate on an idyllic two acres has been designed by Val Florio and built by the Lifton-Green team, only several hundred yards to the ocean. One enters the gated 8,300± square foot 8-bedroom traditional through a double-height entry foyer which leads to a great room, library and covered porch, all warmed by fireplaces. The superbly outfitted kitchen with gathering room has its own fireplace and butler’s pantry that leads to the formal dining room. A guest suite, staff quarters and a 3-car garage complete the first floor. Upstairs, the master bedroom offers his and her baths, steam shower, separate closets, an office and a deck shared by two of the four guest suites. A short staircase climbs to the roof deck with amazing views over Wainscott Pond to the ocean. An additional 3,800± square foot is found in the finished lower level which offers a luxurious spa experience including gym and sauna, as well as wine cellar, staff suite, powder room and an optional home theater. Outside, the covered porch with fireplace overlooks the heated Gunite pool with spa and pool house. A 60' x 120' sunken Har-Tru tennis court and professional landscape package completes this spectacular offering. Co-Exclusive. $14,900,000 WEB# 32999. Gary DePersia 516-380-0538

Gary DePersia, SVP, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 51 Main Street • East Hampton, NY 11937 516-380-0538 •


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 • •

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 • •



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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 • 67

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

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


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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Colonial Grandeur

1-3 Chapin Road

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. $2,479,000. Joan O’Brien x6108

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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Spectacular Setting Warren, New Jersey Start with almost two acres of lush property, an idyllic location, add four fireplaces, an array of balconies, covered porches and private terraces to this stunning custom Colonial, and you’ll find yourself in a breathtaking country-club, retreat-like setting. The main staircase soars gracefully above a music niche, an open concept great room and country-style kitchen, each with its own fireplace. A generous temperature-controlled finished wine cellar will appeal to the wine aficionado. Offered at $2,099,000.

Southern Belle Summit, New Jersey Steeped in pre-Civil War history, this timeless Colonial mansion has been transformed into its stately present-day elegance, boasting eight bedrooms, four fireplaces, oversized windows that reflect the gracious Antebellum style, a heated in-ground pool and New York City skyline views. There are two powder rooms -- one for guests, the other for family members; two home offices --one for him and one for her! A wraparound mahogany covered porch is perfect for sipping mint juleps on a summer day. Offered at $3,600,000.

Classic Georgian-Style Summit, New Jersey This classic Georgian Colonial is sophisticated and understatedly elegant, with everything on a grand-scale --- a gracious reception foyer, an elegant living room with fireplace and a formal fireside dining room. A sumptuous family room provides wonderful casual living, along with a handsome cherry-clad library and a well-appointed country kitchen. The grounds are superbly landscaped with meticulous garden beds and plantings that frame a bluestone patio with fire pit and grilling station. A garage with guest suite above is an added bonus. Offered at $2,095,000.

431 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 • 908-277-1398 • 72

Fabulous Country Estate Summit, New Jersey “Edgemont” -- the moniker for this 14-room Colonial Revival country estate, built in 1894 with a blend of Arts and Crafts style and Adirondack influences. Set on 1.91 acre, this exquisite Northside ‘retreat’ encompasses almost 10,000 sq. ft of superb living in its extensively renovated main house, plus a three-car garage carriage house with adjoining pool house and inground pool. This fine estate, set on its sprawling private property and convenient to area schools, downtown and New York City trains, is a historic Summit gem polished to perfection. Offered at $5,499,000.

Stately English Colonial Summit, New Jersey Stately and elegant, with curb appeal and prime location, this spacious center hall English Colonial is a fabulous find for the discerning homebuyer. Notable features include a music room with custom windows on three sides and vaulted ceiling topped with a bull’s eye window, al fresco dining on a choice of bluestone terraces with lovely property views, a home office/den/playroom or guest quarters, plus a game/media room and wine closet on the lower level. Offered at $2,100,000.

Georgian Gem Summit, New Jersey Elegant and stately, yet purposefully functional, this magnificent 1904 Georgian Revival estate is the quintessence of five-star quality, reserved for the most discerning homebuyer with an eye for impeccable living. There is a fully equipped gym, authentic 1,000 bottle wine cellar and tasting room, plus a home office. The gardens provide a “resort-like” oasis complete with in-ground pool, putting green and a beautiful pool guest cottage where no detail has been spared. Offered at $5,850,000.

431 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 • 908-277-1398 • 73

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.


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aine has long been a mecca for the rich and famous — as well as for those who simply demand the “good life” in the place they call home. From Martha Stewart to John Travolta, Patrick Dempsey, Kirstie Allie, Glen Close, and John Ford, the almost endless range of easyaccess opportunities is an irresistible draw. “Kodak-moments” are always so close at hand — fall color that has to be seen to be believed, majestic mountains, 3,500 miles of glacier-carved beaches (more coastline than California and Florida combined) to the most sophisticated urban cultural and educational offerings in the nation. And yet, alongside comparable (if there are such) lifestyles across the nation, Maine’s property values are amazingly reasonable, a true irony given elegant luxurious homes and communities in the portfolios of high end luxury brokers such as Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Dating back to 1632, Maine was once part of Massachusetts, as well as part of the historic Louisiana Purchase, becoming its own state in 1820. Around 90% of the nation’s lobsters are caught in Maine, a destination for seafood lovers. But also, more blueberries are grown here and more moose live here than in any other state. Maine’s springs are the nation’s leading source for sold bottle water. And don’t forget Maine is home to 63 lighthouses, the nation’s largest toothpick manufacturing plant and, of course, Kennebunkport, famous for drawing so many politicians and celebrities. Acadia National Park is second only to Yellowstone as the nation’s most popular national parks. Maine has easily progressed from its tradition as a major historical player in the development of this country to a source of continuing current major political and financial vibrations. And yet Maine has never lost the peace and tranquility conveyed in those all-so-true pictures of its rolling countryside.

But for the Maine resident, perhaps the lure is more tangible. Maine offers some of the nation’s best fishing, sailing and other water sports in its incredibly beautiful waters. Thousands of islands, protected harbors and miles offer gorgeous waterfront living. Tired of watching whales? In a blink of an eye, the scenery changes and some of the finest ski resorts in the world offer exciting challenges as does white water rafting and myriads of other winter sporting opportunities. Only slightly farther afield, all of New England and other internationallyfamous East Coast recreational, business and political centers are within easy commute. Yet the state has helped ensure its small town atmosphere comfortably coexists with the highest level of interest in education, politics, finances and the other daily engines that run society today. Combine that with the fact that crime rates and property taxes are amazingly low and as much as 90% of the state remains forested. That’s why it’s known as the Pine Tree State. The eclectic “Mainer” population has expanded from the most sophisticated of all the native American tribes to the rugged “Yankees” to the multi-cultured citizens of today. Maine truly is, as some say with the most complimentary of intent, “like living in a foreign country within the United States.” Always the famous Maine sense of humor abounds. Work in the Rockefeller family...long time playground in places like Prouts Neck, Camden, Rockport and the Bar Harbor region. They have been stewards of the Maine coast for generations. Many Rockefellers still enjoy Maine as a summer destination.

“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


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

“Captain’s Landing”

Oceanfront Home

Southwest Harbor, Maine CAPTAIN’S LANDING is one of Southwest Harbor’s premier waterfront properties with a deep water dock/float, a boathouse, stunning ocean and island views. The 10.44 +/- acre estate with 437 +/- of water frontage consists of two parcels (26 and 28). The charming, Cape-style main residence was built c.1890, and still has many original details. The six bedroom cottage includes a dormitory wing, and 3-car garage. There is also a 3-bedroom guest house, and a 1-bedroom studio. The 3 +/- acre parcel (26) with a separate driveway, includes a 2-bedroom residence for guests, and/or staff. $3,995,000. Janet S. Moore 207-266-0441

Yarmouth, Maine Absolutely exquisite home with 300' of frontage on Casco Bay. The main home has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths including master suites on both floors. On site, a John Libby barn/studio (possible guest house conversion), a shed and newer permanent dock! This home has it all. $2,200,000. Glenn Jonnson 207-776-0036

“Tarralong Estate”

Classic Maine Riverfront

Kennebunk, Maine Privately situated on 15 manicured acres and surrounded by conservation land, “Tarralong” is a spectacular estate property. Beautifully landscaped grounds, pond, covered bridge, gracious 6,150 square foot home, 3 outbuildings and covered parking for 10 cars. Located in beautiful Kennebunk, Maine. $1,275,000. Betsy Coughlan

Yarmouth, Maine This c.1835 6-bedroom home on the Royal River with ocean access is a true gem! Nearly 7 acres, barn, meadow, and a fabulous landscape compliment this beautifully renovated historic home. Nature and privacy surround you, yet just minutes from Yarmouth Village. $1,195,000. Sandra Wendland 207-233-7788

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 77

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Georgetown Classic Washington, D.C. Built in the 1850’s and now to be sold by the fourth owner who has enjoyed this classic home for the past 45 years. A very manageable floor plan including a back staircase off the kitchen. Five fireplaces, with original fireplace surrounds, in all major rooms. Large double drawing room looks to the expansive front porch. Parlor opening to the dining room which seats 12-14 easily. Newer “granite” style chef’s kitchen including two dishwashers. Five bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths. Fully finished basement with steam room and bath. Garden opens off side and rear enclosed porch. Two-car garage. Truly one-of-a-kind in The West Village of Georgetown.

Chevy Chase, NW Washington, D.C. Carefree living and move-in condition. New roof, 2010. Gleaming hardwood floors. Living room opens to terrace, garden. Wood-paneled study, fireplace. Dining room seats 12. Lower level is “Media Room.” All four bedrooms have baths en suite. Two half baths. Large master bedroom and sitting room. Chef’s kitchen, walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting, “breakfast bar.” Built-in garage. All the best in day-today living yet well-designed for grand scale entertaining. Chatsworth in Chevy Chase is part of The Library of Congress’ American Culture and Society Collection. Donald Drayer, AIA. A house to see today and to come home to tomorrow. Serving Metropolitan Washington Real Estate Since 1977 Recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate BILL SAWYER 202-466-7788 • fax 202-293-3131 • 79

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.


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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.

Enchanted Post and Beam Albemarle County, Virginia Romantic post and beam home with stunning French and Italian architectural design and style. Beautifully landscaped grounds in a very private wooded setting on 35 acres, with matching art studio, workshop and a darling log cabin guest house. Board fenced pastures, barn, and seasonal Blue Ridge views. $895,000 MLS# 510213. Jim Bonner

Farmington Country Club Charlottesville, Virginia Well-appointed Home privately located on the 16th Fairway of the prestigious Farmington Golf Course. The Jefferson designed Club House is the centerpiece of this gated Community. Almost 7 acres of formal gardens, mature Trees, large Pond, in-ground Pool, Garage with Quarters & a Guest House. Holly Hill has graciously sized rooms with detailed woodwork, high ceilings, 5 Bedrooms, 7 Fireplaces, Modern Kitchen, Library, Formal Living and Dining Rooms and large Master Suite. The Guest House has private drive, high ceilings, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Fireplace. Price Upon Request. Jane Porter Fogleman 434-981-1274 or

River Rock Farm Palmyra, Virginia Equestrian Facility with Residential Cottage, 10 Paddocks with board fencing and waterers, 8-Stall Stable, Hay Barn, Riding Trails. The 48-acre property fronts along the Rivanna River and has a large Spring-fed, stocked Pond. Located 18 miles into Charlottesville and less than an hour from Richmond. $569,000 MLS# 502223.

Schuyler’s Rise Free Union, Virginia Atop its’ own hill, surrounded with views of pastures and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The expansive Patio and Porch overlook lawns and gardens and provide an ideal alfresco experience. The Home of traditional Cedar siding and wood-shingled roof features 4 Bedrooms, 3 ½ Baths, 3 Fireplaces, a Guest Cottage and over 28 acres of rolling fields so typical of the Virginia Countryside. Located 15 miles from Charlottesville and less than 1 ½ hours from DC. $950,000 MLS# 510255. Peter Lee 434-960-6486


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

Pleasant Hill Charlottesville, Virginia An architectural gem! This all brick Virginia farmhouse, c. 1821, is situated on 55 gently rolling acres and is in meticulous condition. The property is located just 8 miles from downtown Charlottesville, UVa, and minutes from Farmington Country Club and Birdwood Golf. The home enjoys a spectacular setting on a high knoll with breathtaking mountain views. The 4,000 finished square feet includes 5 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths. There is no better value at $1,365,000 MLS# 498460. Frank Quayle 434-951-5100 or

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


The Morris House Reedville, Virginia “The Morris House� was built in 1895 by Captain Albert Morris and is currently owned by Elizabeth Ann Miller. This elaborately detailed Queen Anne home displays all the lavish richness of the Victorian era. It features spindle-worked ornamentation, delicately turned porch supports, scalloped shingles and incredible porches. This home has been the setting for many social events over the years. The elegant interior is filled with vintage antiques, and while the house has undergone considerable modernization and renovations, the structural integrity of the original building has always been maintained. The main house has five bedrooms, four baths, parlor, living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room and finished basement. The cottage has two bedrooms, kitchen, bath, living room and office.

Ann Meekins, Broker Ann Meekins Realtors 84

Gibson Island

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he coastal tranquility of Maryland’s eastern shore, home to the famous 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, offers an unspoiled view of farms, islands and bays, ripe with beautiful wildlife and abundant sea harvests. Unique in this unique setting is this crown jewel, an enchanting retreat called Gibson Island. For three centuries now, the rich and famous from across the globe have trekked to this area for summer vacations. Yet, Gibson’s Island — just off the western coast of Chesapeake Bay — can claim the same allure for far, far longer. Its relaxed, country pace with forever-scenic views of white sand beaches, blue waters and lush forests attracted American Indians for eons before European explorers arrived. The strategic mid-Atlantic location ensures a mild four-season climate. The island is nestled between sparkling Chesapeake Bay and the lovely Magothy River, famous as an incredible view spot for recreational boaters. In fact, it’s such an enviable location, the Magothy River Association was formed by area residents to prevent the U.S. Navy from establishing a seaplane base there. Today the association actively monitors aspects such as fish habitat and reforestation, even to the extent of providing volunteers to assist with protection of underwater grasses and oyster habitats. A mere hour or less away from Baltimore, Washington and Annapolis, Gibson Island ranked #2 in the nation in “Best Cities for Teleworking” (large metro areas) and #3 in “Most Energetic Cities.” While it’s not, strictly speaking, a gated community, access to the island is limited to residents and their guests, providing the ultimate in security. Yet, access is so easy to the most sophisticated of resources including opera, theaters, museums, shopping, cuisine and other world-class amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best. With only 300 or so residents, this tiny island can boast both spectacular sunrises and breathtaking sunsets. Its unique Salty Marks Museum, itself a building jewel, presents an enviable collection of prehistoric memorabilia and artifacts. Named after one of the earlier European

settlers, Gibson Island is unique in that only one real estate firm is allowed to sell its properties. Gibson Island Real Estate is owned by the island’s own corporation, and profits are returned to the community for upkeep and beautification of the island’s Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.-designed landscapes. Limited space and the corporation’s tight reins have kept the 1.389-square mile enclave fit for the likes of Prince Andrew, Sen. Joe McCarthy and Godfrey A. Rockefeller, making 21056 one of the most exclusive zip codes in the world. The Gibson Island Club boasts all the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best. The exquisite terrain is complimented by a beautifully-maintained Charles Blair MacDonald designed golf course, multiple tennis courts, an active yacht squadron, croquet, a state-of-theart fitness center, large swimming pool, skeet range and a full calendar of family and social events. World competition level yachting draws an international array of enthusiasts. Major medical facilities are located on the island. Perhaps most appreciated by residents and guests is the unique sense of community that pervades all aspects of Gibson Island. Summer day camps, oyster roasts, fireworks, lobster dinners and a full array of holiday celebrations invite participation by those who wish. Guest lodgings are also available. Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers even more close-by amenities, including some of the best fishing, boating and other saltwater recreational activities available. With such coveted amenities, securing property on Gibson Island is a prized accomplishment. Gibson Island Real Estate, the only property broker, has operated for over 70 years. Barbara Ann Watson and Patty Cecil, both permanent residents of Gibson Island, with the assistance of Corey Burr and Laura Bednash, have at their disposal not only an intimate knowledge of the island’s most choice properties, but also state-of-the-art real estate technology. At their fingertips are all the services required by discriminating buyers.

Paisley Road Gibson Island, Maryland 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!

Broadwater Way Gibson Island, Maryland 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.

Skywater Road Gibson Island, Maryland 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.


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

Rackham Road Gibson Island, Maryland 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 Gibson Island, Maryland 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!

St. Giles Road Gibson Island, Maryland 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 • •


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The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. . . . . . 99 Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors. . . . . . . . 100-101 Truman & Co. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 John’s Island Real Estate Company . . . 104-105 Illustrated Properties. . . . . . . . . . 106-109 Michael Green & Associates . . . . . . 110-111 John R. Wood Realtors. . . . . . . . . 112-113 The Legends of Real Estate. . . . . . . . 114




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he beauty and serenity of Asheville, North Carolina, combined with its growing number of luxury properties — well-appointed, residential communities — have long made this scenic mountain region a destination for celebrity resident sightings. Luxury homes of celebrities abound, as they have for decades. “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight and the incomparable Roberta Flack, comedian Steve Martin, legendary singer Warren Haynes, Night Court’s Harry Anderson, actress Andie MacDowell, banjo genius David Holt and sports commentator Bernard Goldberg are just a few of the many celebrities who have chosen to join those who can afford to live wherever they want. And where they want — as the super-rich have for years — is to live in Asheville, North Carolina. Chevy Chase, Colin Farrell, Sandra Oh and Tim Robbins are just a few more of the notables seen around the luxury real estate enclaves of this onceprimitive outpost visited by the likes of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on all sides, Asheville’s historic presence as a destination has held strong from the days of prehistoric Indian tribes to the thousands who came to the area’s therapeutic health centers in the 1800s to this vibrant and exciting city filled with luxury estates in the this new Millennium. Long a draw for visionaries, poets and explorers, Asheville enjoyed a boom period that resulted in rich architecture, beautifully complimented these days by elegant, luxury homes and communities promoted by knowledgeable realtors who specialize in high-end properties, such as luxury broker Beverly-Hanks & Associates. When the established, luxury realtor firm in Western North Carolina is involved in the purchase or sale of luxury residential properties, luxury real

estate buyers and sellers know they can be assured of excellence in both luxury real estate services and properties. And no wonder. Within the Asheville area is the grand Biltmore Estate of George W. Vanderbilt, a creation by celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt and gardens designed by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Literary giant Thomas Wolfe, an Asheville native son, grew up in “Dixieland,” his mother’s rambling boardinghouse. Wolfe used Ashville as the backdrop for “Look Homeward, Angel,” his autobiography. Other-lists highlight Asheville one of “10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Towns,” “Top 25 Small City Arts Designations” and one of the five “Best U.S. Cities for Weight Loss.” Also highly ranked, Asheville’s Donald Ross-designed golf course at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. And . . . who else would tell you this? . . . in 2011, Asheville became a “three-peat” as Beer City, USA. The recognition of the area as a highly desirable location for luxury residential properties goes on and on says Neal Hanks, President of Beverly-Hanks & Associates. “Everyone in and around Asheville shares a secret. It’s the best part of living here, the feeling we share but can’t always express. This secret thrill hits you whenever you realize there’s a mountain out your window.” For more than three decades, Beverly-Hanks & Associates’ mission to be Western North Carolina’s leading real estate company has remained unchanged. The firm’s success is not only echoed by legions of happy and satisfied luxury homeowners, but also by the firm’s ranking as one of the top 7 firms in the state and among the top 250 luxury real estate firms in the nation.

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.



Interlude Place Hendersonville, North Carolina Elegance and exceptional detail abound in this custom designed French Country masterpiece. Grand scale and quality, timeless finishes throughout. The stunning grounds include terraced mature gardens, sweeping level lawns, flagstone patios, and an outdoor fireplace. Library with fireplace, double entry foyer, second office, spacious, fabulous flow for entertaining. The 2012 Historic Flat Rock Designer Show House. $2,499,000 MLS447396. Call Lynn Huffman at 828-233-8011.

Ramble Way Asheville, North Carolina A European inspired stone and stucco home on a double lot overlooking Longmeadow Park with an internationally recognized pool and pavilion. Five bedrooms, theater, offices, playroom, guest quarters with kitchenette and bar, wide-plank European oak floors, slate floors with embedded fossils, copper gutters and roofing. Neighborhood park, walking trails, playgrounds and the Ramble Living-Well Center with full-time community recreation director. $2,895,000 MLS532495. Call Clary McCall at 828-768-0413.

Cedar Hill Drive Asheville, North Carolina Be inspired to enjoy the outdoors. Newer custom home borders The Biltmore Estate, has its own zip-line, a grassy level backyard and several patio options. Ideal living spaces with elegant finishes yet comfortable for daily living. Two-story great room has a wall of windows and a stone fireplace. Master, formal dining, library and sun room on main level. Terrace level has English pub with a kegerator, mini-kitchen and wine cellar plus a home theater and more. $2,895,000 MLS537286. Call Clary McCall at 828-768-0413.

Tree View Trail Arden, North Carolina Spectacular gardens, outside kitchen and dining room, Koi pond, lavish landscaping - you may never want to go inside! This is the ultimate entertaining home. Bar on each level, old Hollywood media room, and fabulous office. Nothing compares to this home! If you are looking for the best of everything, this is it. $2,995,000 MLS534709. Call Vivien Snyder at 828-712-4397.



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.

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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.

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100 Huckleberry Ridge Greenville, South Carolina International by design, this superb 10 acre mountaintop estate with unobstructed 270 degree view and over 7,000 sq. ft. offers its owners an incredible lifestyle. This authentic Asian residence is surrounded by waterfalls, koi ponds, magnificent year round gardens, indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub and green house. The entire interior of this exceptional residence takes advantage of the breathtaking view, privacy, and the gardens. Five bedrooms and six baths provide ample space for family and guests. The master bedroom suite is perfectly situated to enjoy the privacy and the view, and offers s superb bath and dressing room. The living room, and dining room share a stunning open fireplace, dramatic high ceilings made of bamboo rods. The open floor plan provides easy access to kitchen, den and deck...and of course, THE view. The den is a warm, inviting room with another huge fireplace and bookshelves. The kitchen features a fireplace, top of the line appliances, island, and access to the spacious outdoor deck and pool. A detached studio with soaring ceilings and fireplace could be used as an office, rec room, or guest quarters. This is a residence of national renown and we are fortunate that it is within 15 minutes of downtown Greenville! $2,950,000


Marguerite R. Wyche 864-270-2440

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



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tlanta is a city on the move . . . on such a move, in fact, it is the fastest-growing city in the nation. And it boasts more fiber optic cable than any other city in the nation.

Bet most folks flying into Atlanta are totally unaware they are also looking at a geological wonder — the geographic center of the American South. The Eastern Continental Divide runs right through downtown Atlanta. Rainwater on the south and east side of this “divide” drains to the Atlantic Ocean. Rainfall to the north and west drains into the Gulf of Mexico. Atlanta began as the end point of a new railroad line. Stories abound as to the name’s origin. A favorite: It was a version of the middle name, Atalanta, of then-Georgia Gov. Wilson Lumpkin’s daughter. The mythological Greek athlete goddes Atalanta’s father so wanted a boy, he raised his daughter to participate in primarily male sports, but she somehow maintained an aura of extreme sexuality. A fitting name, to be sure. Atlanta melds an obsession with history with an incredible forward-thinking mentality, according to Atlanta Fine Homes, the city’s leading real estate firm. The nation’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies can be found in Atlanta, including Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and CNN broadcasting which were started in this city. Other world headquarters here are Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, and AT&T Mobility. Newell Rubbermaid and UPS. Atlanta’s musical ties are legendary. She is often called the “Center of Gravity” for hip-hop and is (or was) home to musical artist such as Usher, Ray Charles, Sugarland, Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed, Travis Tritt, Trisha Earwood, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Otis Redding and Brenda Lee, to name just a few of literally hundreds. With Atlanta’s numerous high-end communities that cater to luxury residences come all the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best — in education, shopping, cuisine, arts and culture. The High Museum of Art is the South’s leading art museum. The Michael C. Carlos Museum contains the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast.

Atlanta’s claim to literary excellence is unparalleled with residents such as Margaret Mitchell (“Gone With the Wind,” the best-selling novelist of all time), Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple”), Alfred Uhry (“Driving Miss Daisy”), Joel Chandler Harris (“Brer Fox” and “Uncle Remus”). Other notable residents include (or included) President Jimmy Carter, Senator Sam Nunn, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Julia Roberts, Jane Fonda, Jeff Foxworthy, Holly Hunter, Spike Lee, Ryan Seacrest, Stephen Soderberg, Deborah Norville, Bert Parks and Chris Tucker to name just a few. Atlanta’s known as a “peach” of a city, with over 32 streets sporting that name in part. But the stone fruit has nothing to do with Atlanta’s “peach-y” lore. Cherokee and Creek Indians inhabited this area for eons including one large settlement named Standing Pitch Tree, after a solitary tree nearby. White settlers corrupted “Pitch Tree” into Peachtree. Atlanta is one of the nation’s most “livable” cities, but you’d better learn the lingo. Directions often include “ITP” and “OTP” — for “Inside the Perimeter” and “Outside the Perimeter” — meaning Interstate 385, which encircling most of the city. It might also help to know that the affluent neighborhood, Buckhead, is named after the buck’s head (deer head) mounted on a popular area waystation. Amazingly — considering it was burned to the ground during the Civil War — Atlanta boasts more than 40 historic districts. An intimate knowledge of the city and its high-end lifestyles is essential when it comes to “Artfully uniting extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives” — as Atlanta Fine Homes’ motto proclaims. Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agents are guided by their mission statement:

“We are passionate in our interactions with clients, associates and employees, as well as in the delivery of our services. Not only is the real estate experience of our team unparalleled, but the client’s experience in dealing with our company is second to none. Finally, the reputation of members of our team and our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty® is of paramount importance.”

Extraordinary Plantation-Style Home in Buckhead

Gated Italianate Estate in Buckhead

Atlanta, Georgia Located on Mount Paran Road in Buckhead, this home has undergone a total transformation completed in 2009. The magnificent renovation and expansion features the finest finishes, an unsurpassed kitchen with separate baking kitchen and butler’s pantry, flowing entertaining spaces and stunning design. A beautiful master suite, four additional bedrooms suites, finished terrace level game room, music room, gym, arts and crafts room and the Florida room leads out to the pool. The fully enclosed property offers a pool, tennis court, three-stall barn, three-bedroom guest cottage, green house, gardens and three-car carriage house on more than six very private acres. $4,995,000. Jim Getzinger 404-307-4020 / Jared Sapp 404-668-7233

Atlanta, Georgia Unrivaled, grand and exquisite at an incredible value. This private, gated, 2.4+ acre Buckhead home is designed to impress with its attention on architectural and custom details throughout. The grand entrance leads to expansive rooms with 13-foot ceilings on the main floor. An elegant master suite, guest bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen, dining room, living room, den and laundry room are all found on the main floor. Luxurious outdoor living abounds with architecturally stunning loggia, pool, gardens and screen porch with fireplace. Additional features include Crestron, elevator, greenhouse, well and generator. Featured in several prominent Atlanta publications. $5,950,000. Kay Quigley 404-933-6637

North Valley: Gorgeous Farm in Milton

Buckhead Beauty: Country Club Living in the City

Milton, Georgia North Valley features timeless appeal built with comfort and elegance in mind. This breathtaking six bedroom custom estate includes a six-stall barn with wash racks, three pastures, a riding ring and fencing. A finished au-pair suite with private access is located above the garage. The fabulous finished terrace level includes a guest apartment with interior and exterior access, a family room with fireplace, dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, second master bedroom and a relaxing spa bath. Five fireplaces are located throughout the home. Spend relaxing evenings enjoying a country lifestyle on the front and rear porches. Turn key ready for your most discriminating buyer. $2,750,000. Karen Salter 770-309-7309 / Charlcie Forehand 678-613-4422

Atlanta, Georgia Stunning home located on +/-2.6 acres on West Paces Ferry Road, one of Buckhead’s most prestigious streets. This beautiful manor home has undergone extensive renovations, including a new kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, a new master bath, six new HVAC systems, new paint and carpet and refinished hardwood floors. Exceptionally high ceilings complement the intricate details found throughout this home, which also features a huge finished basement, pool, elevator, two master bedrooms with fireplaces and a handsome mahogany paneled library. $2,695,000. Jud Whitlock 404-713-0796

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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. MLS# 07010477. $550,000. 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. MLS# 03195374. $635,000. 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 lot is available for $250,000. MLS# 02908353. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.

Newnan, Georgia Circa 1850 Greek revival, very historic two-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, 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 •

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

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235 Cloister Green 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. Symmetry, formality and “polished” finishes are the themes for this grand entertainer. 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.

926 River Park Memphis, Tennessee Proudly overlooking the Mississippi River is this ultra-sophisticated New Orleans Garden District traditional custom designed and built with the finest of finishes inside and out. Dual porches and colonnades and extensive crown work set the exterior tone and befit the full views of the River, capturing another historic time. 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, interior accent beaming, and rich and appropriate hand wall finishes and papers are additional rich details. A warm study with a fireplace, and a “live-in keeping room” adjoining the lavish living is offered in the two fantastic master suites on the second floor, one with an adjoining sitting room, an extra bedroom, plus 2 third story large bedrooms complete the package. Memphis noted HARBOR TOWNE community is walkable and quaint – a true “lifestyle” choice. $1,095,000

10760 Raleigh LaGrange Eads, Tennessee A dream estate is found in this beautifully contoured and landscaped 12.5 acre home in Eads - “The” destination for grand landed properties. Through the gates is an inspiring drive to a custom designed and built French with heavy emphasis on authentic stone finishes. Upon entry, note the extensive marble and limestone floors used throughout the ground floor – so rich in texture. Hand finished millwork, complete custom cabinetry by craftsmen Kerns-Wilcheck and massive cut; stone fireplaces reveal the time custom character of this exciting property. A complete 3 room attached “nanny” suite is a distinct plus. Truly an area “benchmark” property. NEWLY PRICED AT $2,675,000.


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

662 S. Willett 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.

241 Mountain Brook Cove Eads, Tennessee Only 6 majestic custom homes are located on this exclusive private and gated cul-de-sac in Eads — The Gray’s Creek Preservation district. Beautifully rolling terrain with lush canopies of mature trees sets the tone. The home offers an ideal French stone and “slurry-mortar” brick exterior and opens to grand living spaces inside. Rustic touches throughout – a quaint vaulted study with an exposed stonework wall, interior beaming, gleaming hardwoods and a kitchen with absolutely the finest of custom detailed cabinetry are all features to love. And four plus acres for each home site create a special community sense of true estate living, newly priced at $1,195,000.

6252 Meadow Grove Memphis, Tennessee Located in the heart of River Oaks, a true prestige address, is this inspiring and dramatic, stylized French estate. A perfect quiet cul-de-sac location is the first introduction. 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. The gourmet kitchen is enormous and is a cooks delight and the grand master suite with a virtual spa for a master bath, are two decided plusses. 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 Marx-Bensdorf, Realtors 5860 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 100 • Memphis, TN 38120 Office 901-682-1868 • Fax 901-682-2097


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 •

Vero Beach/John’s Land

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John’s Island, in Vero Beach, is a 1,650-acre sparkling jewel on Florida’s Treasure Coast, in that enviable zone “where the tropics begin.” But — even more — it is the epitome of a private paradise enhanced by Southern charm. An exquisite, family-oriented, luxury community with private beaches, incredible views of unspoiled islands along the Intracoastal Waterway, John’s Island offers the very best of beaches, golf and waterfront dining, and a significant portion left undeveloped to protect wetlands and old growth oak trees. Spanning out from John’s Island, Vero Beach is situated at the crucial point where Florida’s humid subtropical climate morphs into a truly tropical climate. Warmed by soft trade winds and free from urban sprawl and congestion, Vero Beach delights with its charming boutiques, rich cultural options, fine dining and atmosphere of affluence. No wonder Vero Beach has earned the accolade “One of America’s Best Small Towns.” It was also named the second “most undervalued market in the nation” by IHS Global Insight’s House Prices in America. Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s “Costa d’Este” attracts many celebrities to Vero Beach, where lifestyles are earmarked by a unique blend of vitality, elegance and style. To live in Vero Beach or John’s Island is to love the out-of-doors and both are a hub for water sports, including boating, fishing, snorkeling and waterskiing, to name just a few. The Indian River Lagoon, which passes through Vero Beach, forms a significant section of the Intracoastal Waterway, a nonstop spectacular show featuring egrets, dolphins,

manatees and sunsets that have to be seen to be believed. It is believed to be the most biologically diverse estuary in the nation. Live in the right spot and your view will include mangrove-fringed islands, the nation’s first and most important historic rookery for over 130 species of birds, including the endangered wood storks, along with white pelicans and both loggerhead and green sea turtles. Within John’s Island can be found three championship golf courses, the ultimate in tennis and squash that beckon professionals and fun players alike, pro shops, and beautiful fauna and flora to delight walkers along its white sandy beaches, secure in the carefully-controlled access and round-the-clock security. John’s Island offers exquisite English, Georgian and West Indies architecture, and world-class amenities, including a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, newly renovated oceanfront Beach Club and an aburdance of water activities. Rich in tradition, John’s Island social events attract generations of families year after year. John’s Island Real Estate Company brings a 40-year legacy of success to this historic area filled with exclusive ocean front, intracoastal, condo, golf course and exclusive community properties. Specializing in the luxury properties found in this private, ocean-to-river community, their team of experienced, professional Sales Executives are experts in understanding all aspects of the superb quality of life to be found here. Above all, they value the history, natural beauty and gracious lifestyle of the place they call home.

Rarely on the Market! Desirable Courtyard Retreat

Updated Family Home with Fairway Views

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Rarely on the market! Inspired by classic Bermudan architecture, Paget Court is a private gathering of 12 homes located near the south gate with exceptional architectural design. This beautiful 3BR/4.5BA residence offers lush gardens, tropical courtyard pool with covered bridge, elegant living room with fireplace and wet bar, dining room, gourmet island kitchen, bonus office, luxurious master suite, two detached guest suites and a 2-car garage. Ownership is fee simple. 20 Paget Court. $1,300,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida This beautiful 4BR/4BA residence is a truly livable home that interacts harmoniously with its outdoor spaces. Sited along a private stretch of North Course, a short distance to Club amenities, it features 4,138± SF, a generous living room with fireplace and dining area opening onto the expansive lanai, tray ceilings, architectural detailing, custom built-ins, private bedrooms, bright interiors and lush golf views. 311 Sea Oak Drive. $1,475,000

Indoor/Outdoor Living at its Best

Private Homesite with Mile-Wide River Views

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida With one of the best riverfront views in John’s Island, this magnificent 3BR/4.5BA residence is perfectly designed for indoor/outdoor living. The uniquely designed 5,075± SF retreat features a tropical courtyard pool accessible from every room. Features include high ceilings, gourmet island kitchen, stately living room, handsome study, expansive grounds with garden, boat dock with lift and spectacular mile-wide river views. 21 Dove Plum Road. $4,875,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Commanding mile-wide river views of the Intracoastal Waterway is this rare and unique 8.77± acre homesite. Build an estate of true distinction on this extremely private and magnificent oasis. Nearly surrounded by water with virtually no neighbors, enjoy panoramic water views, northern and southern exposures, brilliant sunsets, dock, abundance of wildlife, as well as fishing, kayaking and boating in your own backyard. 221 Sago Palm Road. $5,700,000


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

Updated Cottage Retreat for the Active Family

One-of-a-kind! Sensationally Renovated Oceanfront Townhouse

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Overlooking scenic, multiple fairway views is this updated 2BR/2BA cottage conveniently located near the south gate. Features include 1,800± SF, generous living room opening onto both the dining area and expansive lanai, updated kitchen, spacious bedrooms and utility closet with washer/ dryer. 393 Silver Moss Drive. $625,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Renovated down to the studs, this sensationally renovated 3BR/3.5BA oceanfront condominium captures multiple exposures and panoramic ocean views throughout. This masterfully designed, 2,800± SF residence features solid walnut floors, custom built-ins, chef’s quality kitchen with long central island and built-in bar, luxurious master bathroom and a powder room with full-size washer and dryer for added convenience. 400 Ocean Road #187. $2,450,000

Gorgeous Home with Multiple Fairway and Lake Views

Beautifully Renovated Home with Panoramic River Views

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Located along a quiet cul-de-sac with lush tropical landscaping is this beautiful 3BR/4BA home designed by the noted architect, James E. Gibson. Nestled along multiple fairways and lakes, with one of the most spectacular South Course fairway views, this 3,875± SF retreat is a rare find. Voluminous ceilings, an expansive living room with fireplace, dining room, cozy family room with wet bar and built-ins and a pool are a few of the features. 250 Sabal Palm Lane. $1,390,000

John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Unobstructed water views, quality craftsmanship and exceptional renova¬tions make this 6BR/7.5BA soundfront retreat a rare find. Boasting 8,142± SF, floor-to-ceiling windows open onto the spacious veranda with summer kitchen overlooking the pool and spa. Features include a gourmet island kitchen with wine cellar, master suite with luxurious baths, handsome library with fireplace, serving bar, office, large guest en suite and boat dock with lift. 620 Coconut Palm Road. $5,250,000

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


Jupiter Island Hobe Sound, Florida Long considered one of the premier addresses in the country, Jupiter Island’s old Florida beauty has been the destination for luxury home owners for generations. This property epitomizes the tranquil nature of the Island’s lifestyle. Situated on over three lushly landscaped acres with deeded beach access, the home site features 200 feet of waterfront along the Intracoastal Waterway, affording the owner not only sublime sunsets but the opportunity to have a boat in the backyard. Upon arrival the crisp colorful façade is an inviting welcome and the Bermuda-style architecture creates an elegant yet approachable ambience. Completely renovated in 2005, the home and guest house offer every convenience, and with six bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths, the property is wonderfully suited for the modern lifestyle. The kitchen opens to a casual breakfast area which leads to the formal dining room; each with views of the lawn rolling to a small beach, the dock and the Intracoastal Waterway. The living room and family room open through sliding glass doors to a pergola covered patio perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying the seasonal breezes. Other features include an exercise room, large free-form pool, wet bar, summer kitchen with cabana bath, and a three car garage. $11,750,000. Peter B. Erdmann, Lost Tree Realty, 561-329-2383 or visit

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Seminole Landing North Palm Beach, Florida Located in the exclusive oceanfront community of Seminole Landing, this custom estate is situated on 1.2 acres and built with every attention to detail. Hand-carved marble columns, Jerusalem stone floors, and solid Honduran mahogany doors throughout make the property truly magnificent. Grand interior spaces include a large gourmet kitchen, family room, bar/billiards room, and a home theater. The home features six bedrooms, comprised of a master suite with office and covered balcony, three family bedrooms, and a large two-bedroom guest wing. Set within lush, landscaped grounds, the property also features an outdoor kitchen with fire pit, plus an infinity edge pool and spa. This truly sophisticated home in a highly sought after location provides easy access to fine dining, shopping, world-class golf, and an international airport, all just steps away from a private beach and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. 9,245 sq. ft. of living space. $7,250,000. 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.


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

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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, 561-313-0413 or visit • An Adams Business Since 1936 • 25 offices in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.



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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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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



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28 Park Lane Circle Toronto, Ontario, Canada Spectacular 10,000 sq. ft. contemporary home sited on approx. 4 acres. Great room flooded with natural light cascading in through wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding glass doors opening to terraces. Main floor master with walk-in dressing room and marble ensuite with walk-out to hot tub deck Custom designed 12-seat state-of-the-art home theatre...Fully equipped cabana, sparkling pool combined with lush landscaping of mature trees and exquisite gardens creates a magical and captivating private oasis. $15,800,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

346 Riverview Drive Toronto, Ontario, Canada Beautifully poised on one acre at the end of a prized cul-de-sac. 4 + 2 bedrooms, 11 baths. Over 10,000 sq. ft (includes lower level) + 600 sq. ft. separate coach house. Four season orangerie with BBQ. Lower level home theatre, gym, spa, full kitchen with French doors opening to terrace and pool. Infinity waterfall and exquisite gardens. Surrounded by mature trees in the ravine and the vistas of Rosedale Golf Club, this is an incomparable idyllic retreat. $15,880,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

29 Riverview Drive Toronto, Ontario, Canada Majestically poised with spectacular views of Rosedale Golf Club, this impressive home offers sophisticated and elegant living spaces. Highlights include: crema mafil and mahogany hardwood floors, cherry wood paneling in great room, library and study. Bellini kitchen and French doors to stone terrace. Free-floating circular staircase crowned with dramatic skylight. Five + one bedrooms, six baths. Elevator to all levels. Magnificent surroundings enchant and delight graced by exquisite gardens and sparkling pool. $5,300,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

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50 Yorkville Avenue Suite 4103 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Celebrated as one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto, the Four Seasons Private Residences offer a lifestyle of sublime comfort. Direct elevator access to approx 3,452 sf of luxurious elegance enhanced by 10' ceilings. Natural light freely cascades through wall-to-wall and floorto-ceiling windows affording unobstructed south views... Two corner terraces accessed from kitchen, library and master suite. 24/7 concierge, valet, spa, fitness facility, indoor lap pool and amenities of Four Seasons Hotel. Steps to Bloor St / Hazelton Lanes. $7,599,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

155 Cumberland Avenue Suite 1901 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Exclusive 15-suite boutique building in the heart of Yorkville, Approx 3,500 sf of luxurious elegance enhanced by 11' ceilings... Sunlight floods every room of this exceptional residence through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Approx 500 s.f. terrace affords unobstructed views south to Lake Ontario. Shops of Bloor St., Hazelton Lanes, and Yorkville / Cumberland, 1st-class dining, and cultural and entertainment venues, immediately available. Suite 1901 is the perfect home for discerning buyer who desires luxury and spaciousness in prime setting. $7,200,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

10 Bellair Street Suite 2504 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Unrivaled elegance ensuring privacy and tranquility are the hallmark of this superbly appointed residence. A wealth of floor-to-ceiling windows fill approx 4,400 sq ft with abundant light. Oak herringbone hardwood floors throughout. Custom hand-crafted paneled library. 3-gas fireplaces. Extra closet space and spacious walk-in closets. Motorized blinds. 10 foot ceilings. Sliding glass doors in living, dining room and master walk-out to terraces offering north, west and east views. The Bellair Club and Spa. Valet parking, concierge, guest suites. $5,250,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, or

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Chateau Le Port-Joulain Anjou/Loire Valley, France This exceptional 17th-19th century chateau, approximately 3 hours southwest of Paris, is set on approximately 125 breathtaking acres (approximately 51 hectares) in France’s Loire Valley. On the banks of the Mayenne River, it is surrounded by meadows, plantations and forests, including a 37-acre designated hunting area. The 3-story chateau includes two superb reception rooms, a library/bar, dining room and a period kitchen. The main first floor rooms have French doors that lead to a terrace overlooking the river. Bedrooms and suites are contained on the second and third floors. Adjoining the house is a 15th century chapel with authentic stained glass windows of the period and an impressive fresco added in the 1800’s. Annexes to the chateau include a 3-car garage, tack room, 5 horse boxes, 4 horse stalls, groom rooms and storage. Additional buildings on the property include La Ferme’, a completely renovated 2-story farmhouse with three en suite bedrooms and baths, living room, dining room, large kitchen, wine cellar, and access to a 1-acre vegetable garden plus garden pond and fruit trees; Le Moulin, a 16th century, 2-story former mill; La Maison du Jardinier, a 100 year-old, 3-story, 4-room house; and outbuildings suitable for cow barns, hay storage, farm equipment storage, and the like. In addition to hunting, the estate offers opportunities for hiking and cycling, plus boating, kayaking, rowing and water-skiing from the private dock. The peace and quiet offered by this estate are second to none. It is truly an idyllic setting.

Philip Hawkes CONSEIL IMMOBILIER INTERNATIONAL 6, Rue Montalivet 75008 PARIS TEL : +33 (0)1 42 68 11 11 MOB : +33 (0) 6 80 40 65 99


Welcome to Roatan The Island Jewel of the Western Caribbean T

he island of Roatán is a place few have ever seen, yet over $500 million in luxury development projects are currently under construction. Roatán is magnificent. Clear water, great climate, lush, hilly, friendly, and modern in the ways you want in a resort destination. Indeed, Roatán is one of those few remaining places that seems untouched…and it’s a little over two hours from Texas! Roatán, located between the islands of Útila and Guanaja, is the largest of Honduras’ Bay Islands. The island was formerly known as Ruatan and Rattan. It is approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) long, and less than 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) across at its widest point. The island consists of two municipalities (out of a total of four in the department): Jose Santos Guardiola in the east (named for the former president of Honduras) and Roatán (also including the Cayos Cochinos) further south in the west. The most populous town of the island is Coxen Hole, capital of Roatán municipality, located in the southwest. Other important towns include French Harbour, West End, and Oak Ridge, the capital of Jose Santos Guardiola municipality. The easternmost quarter of the island is separated by a convoluted channel through the mangroves that is 15 meters wide on the average. This section is called Helene, or Santa Elena in Spanish. Satellite islands at the eastern end are Morat, Barbaretta, and Pigeon Cay. Further west between French Harbour and Coxen Hole is Barefoot Cay. Known as Burial Key until 2001, Barefoot Cay now is privately owned and houses a luxury resort popular with celebrities. Located near the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean Sea (second largest worldwide after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef), Roatán has become an important cruise ship and scuba diving destination in Honduras. Tourism is most important economic

sector, though fishing is also an important source of income for islanders. Roatán is located within 50 minutes of LGS. The island is served by the Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport. HISTORY The pre-Columbian indigenous peoples of the Bay Islands are believed to have been related to Paya, Maya, Lenca or Jicaque, which were the cultures present on the mainland. Christopher Columbus on his fourth voyage (1502–1504) came to the islands as he visited the neighboring Bay Island of Guanaja. Soon after the Spanish began raiding the islands for slave labor. More devastating for Native American communities was exposure to Eurasian infectious diseases to which they had no immunity, such as smallpox and measles. Diseases ran in epidemics, and no indigenous people survived. Throughout European colonial times, the Bay of Honduras attracted a diverse array of individual settlers, pirates, traders and military forces, engaged in various economic activities and playing out political struggles between the European powers, chiefly Britain and Spain. Roatán and the other islands were used as frequent resting points for sea travelers. On several occasions, they were subject to military occupation. In 1723/1724 an approximately 20-year-old-man from New England, Philip Ashton, managed to survive as a castaway on the island for sixteen months until he was rescued (see Edward E. Leslie, Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls, 1988, pp. 100–120). During that time they were governed by self-proclaimed King Kyle Edward Chauncey, a redhaired white man leading mostly Spanish speakers among those of European descent. In contesting with the Spanish for colonization of the Caribbean, the English occupied the Bay Islands on and off between 1550 and 1700. During this time, buccaneers found the vacated, mostly unprotected

The 20th century saw continued population growth resulting in increasing economic changes, and environmental challenges. A population boom began with an influx of Spanish-speaking Mestizo migrants from the Honduran mainland. In the last decades they tripled the original resident population. Mestizo migrants settled primarily in the urban areas of Coxen Hole and Barrio Los Fuertes (near French Harbour). In these areas Spanish is common, with English speakers more common among descendants of early colonists, as well as in the other areas inhabited chiefly by islanders rather than former mainlanders.

islands a haven for safe harbor and transport. English, French and Dutch pirates established settlements on the islands. They frequently raided the cumbersome Spanish cargo vessels carrying gold and other treasures from the New World to Spain. In 1797, the British defeated the Black Carib, who had been supported by the French, in a battle for control of the Windward Caribbean island of St. Vincent. Weary of their resistance to British plans for sugar plantations, the British rounded up the St. Vincent Black Carib and deported them to Roatán. The majority of Black Carib migrated to Trujillo on mainland Honduras, but a portion remained to found the community of Punta Gorda on the northern coast of Roatán. The Black Carib, whose ancestry includes Arawak and African Maroons, remained in Punta Gorda, becoming the Bay Island’s first permanent post-Columbian settlers. They also migrated from there to parts of the northern coast of Central America, becoming the foundation of the modern-day Garífuna culture. The majority permanent population of Roatán originated from the Cayman Islands near Jamaica. They arrived in the 1830s shortly after Britain’s abolition of slavery in 1838. The changes in labor force disrupted the economic structure of Caymanian culture. Caymanians were largely a seafaring culture and were familiar with the area from turtle fishing and other activities. Former Caymanian slaveholders were among the first to settle in the seaside locations throughout primarily western Roatán. Former slaves also migrated from the Cayman Islands, in larger number than planters, during the late 1830s and 1840s. Altogether, the former Caymanians became the largest cultural group on the island.

But in terms of population and economic influence, the mainlander influx was dwarfed by the overwhelming tourist presence in most recent years. Numerous American, Canadian, British, New Zealand, Australian and South African settlers and entrepreneurs engaged chiefly in the fishing industry, and later, provided the foundation for attracting the tourist trade. The rapid and dramatic demographic changes that Roatán has experienced in the 21st century has contributed to the complexity of the environmental challenges of the island. In 1998, Roatán suffered some damage from Hurricane Mitch, temporarily paralyzing most commercial activity. Native islanders claimed the storm broke three previously undisturbed Aguila shipwrecks. CARACOLES The Caracol people are an English-speaking people who have been established in Northern Honduras (specifically, the Bay Islands) since the early 19th century. They are chiefly of European and British-AfroCaribbean descent. Caracol is Spanish for “conch, snail or shell”, and relates the people of the Bay Islands to their unique environment and their sea-faring culture. In its current usage, the term caracol refers to all people born in the Bay Islands region, and their descendants. The region of the Bay Islands encompasses the three major islands of Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja, and the smaller islands or keys. These people are also called “Islanders,” especially locally. Over time the form of English spoken by the Caracol has changed. The language differs mostly in morphology but also in pronunciation and accent and, to a lesser extent, in syntax and vocabulary, from the English of the other British Caribbean colonies. They are similar enough to be mutually intelligible.

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For a brief period in the 1850s, Britain declared the Bay Islands its colony. Within a decade the Crown ceded the territory formally back to Honduras. British colonists were sent though, and asked William Walker, a freebooter with a private army, to help end the crisis in 1860 by invading Honduras; he was captured upon landing in Trujillo and executed there. In the latter half of the 19th century, the island populations grew steadily and established new settlements all over Roatán and the other islands. Settlers came from all over the world and played a part in shaping the cultural face of the island. Islanders started a fruit trade industry which became profitable. By the 1870s it was purchased by American interests, most notably the New Orleans and Bay Islands Fruit Company. Later companies, the Standard Fruit and United Fruit Companies became the foundation for modern-day fruit companies, the industry which gave Honduras the sobriquet “banana republic”.

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The Villa at Banana Bay Water Island, U. S. Virgin Islands Situated 1.5 miles south of historic Charlotte Amalie harbor, this pristine two-acre waterfront property is located within the private gated 150-acre community of Sprat Bay Estates, two-thirds of which is protected by land trust, deed-restriction, and nature conservancy land. Amenities include two secluded and private beaches, a tennis club, and a private community dock. MAIN RESIDENCE: Fully furnished and equipped for immediate turnkey occupancy, the main residence includes three luxurious bedrooms and six baths. A Foyer with a powder room provides a charming introduction to the home. With its handsome bar and spacious proportions, the great room is tailor-made for entertainment. The large kitchen is appointed with top-quality appliances by KitchenAid, whirlpool, and Sharp. Air conditioning ensures year-round comfort. Outdoor highlights include a pool with a hot tub and an equipped pool bar and 540 square feet of covered tile decks, creating a wonderful setting for alfresco dining and relaxation. GUEST HOUSE: Comfortably accommodating visitors is a separate air-conditioned, three-bedroom guest house, situated just steps above the beach and including a living room, a kitchen, and an upper-level deck. The property is equipped with a two car garage, a diesel generator, updated electronics, integrated phone systems, satellite television, Internet, and stereo systems for both the home and pool. THE SETTING: This island paradise offers convenient access via direct air arrivals. The airport is five minutes away, as is a marina. The views of Charlotte Amalie are spectacular, while the intimate and pristine quality of Banana Bay and its secluded white-sand beach enlivens the senses. This sprawling compound wraps around the bay and captures the architectural essence of Caribbean waterfront living.


John Foster Real Estate 6111 Estate Nazareth St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 P.340-776-5000 • F. 340-775-3301

Villa Indochine St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands Pass through the gates of this 3-acre estate and enter an oasis of tranquility. Decorated with carefully chosen Oriental antiques and modern teak pieces set on mahogany floors, this home is like no other to be found on St. Thomas. Spacious, ultra comfortable living areas and bedrooms are Zen-like in their elegant simplicity. Antique Balinese daybeds in the courtyard are adorned with floating net panels. Outside, a pool awaits, beyond which a chain of small cays stretches to the horizon, set in the shimmering clear blue Caribbean waters. A gentle path leads to a blissful Meditation Pavilion surrounded by tropical foliage. A hiking trail winds up the hillside above. Assuredly in the 21st century, Indochine comes with wireless DSL, air conditioning, kitchen with commercial refrigerator and 8-burner Vulcan stove, automatic generator and caretaker’s apartment.

John Foster Real Estate 6111 Estate Nazareth St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802 P.340-776-5000 • F. 340-775-3301


Tir Na Nog

An Exceptional Beach Front Retreat


elcome to Tir Na Nog, an exclusive and enchanting private estate near the historic town of Governors Harbour, Eleuthera, a place where the legend of “The Land of the Ever Young” can come to reality. Here the flowers bloom all year-round against the backdrop of fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean, casting their scents within the peace and serenity of the 10 acre gardens and walkways. Tir Na Nog is located in the most sought after location in Eleuthera, the Atlantic seashore on Banks Road, where there are a select number of Estates overlooking an amazing beach and only minutes from nearby restaurants and the charming Village of Governors Harbour. At Tir Na Nog your senses will be indulged. Interiors were recently renovated and designed by the gracious David Flint-Wood, co-author of “Island Style,” a wonderful book of what Island Life is. Applying the very flair that made the Island Style decor renowned, he used simple wood and white linens, organic materials, soft lighting and tropical touches ― warm and soothing to the senses. The Land: 10 acres of coconut lined rolling dunes and pathways lead to one of the most fabulous beaches you have ever seen. Stroll the miles long beach; stop in at Tippy’s restaurant for a cool drink or a bite. Lounge in the sun, in the hammocks strung in the coconut grove or under the beachfront gazebo. Covered with coconut trees and a variety of fruit trees, there is always something to pick and eat.

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The Home: Tir Na Nog offers a very special set-up unknown in most places in The Bahamas. The “home” is actually 4 Cottages of brilliant design. The main one is home to the living areas complete with a beautiful kitchen, and living and dining area with high cathedral ceilings and dark wood floors. There is a covered balcony on either side of the main house with one side overlooking the tennis court. Across the driveway is the main bedroom house complete with a beautiful covered veranda with three large bedrooms all decorated with a similar feel to the main house. Towards the ocean are two self-contained, one-bedroom cottages with an amazing view out over the palms and the beach beyond. These five bedrooms all have private entrances and en suite baths, Three bedrooms are located in a house across from the dining hall. They are private and tranquil with exquisite furnishings in the simple Island Style ― crisp and refined. Two additional bedrooms are separate bungalows with private decks overlooking the coconut grove, and the shades of the crystalline of the beach and the azure of the Atlantic. Situated above the tennis courts with sweeping views of the estate and the sea, the living and dining room is a gathering place for all for fine dining, relaxation and entertaining. Outdoor grilling and dining is an option on the Northern deck, with upper deck for even fuller views and very much a retreat. This property truly is a treat to behold. Make an appointment for a viewing today. $3,995,000. John Christie, (242) 322-1041,

Villa Eden Acapulco, Mexico When looking for a vacation home with great Hollywood history, it doesn’t get more glamorous than the palatial Villa Eden in Acapulco, Mexico. It was previously named The Warner Estate, located in the Las Brisas Resort, one of Acapulco’s most prestigious gated communities, and was the vacation home of celebrities and Warner Bros. executives. Steve Ross, the late Chief Executive of Warner Bros., acquired the compound in the late 1970’s and cultivated its beautiful grounds and added many luxurious amenities to create a studio perk for celebrities and directors. Villa Eden is the ultimate vacation home known for its appeal to the international “jet set” and as one of the famous playgrounds of the rich and famous. This luxury estate, with over 25,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms and breathtaking views of renowned Acapulco Bay, has an asking price of $9,500,000.00 US. Some of the highlights of Villa Eden include: * 3 acres of manicured grounds * Panoramic views of Acapulco Bay and the Pacific Ocean * 12 bedroom suites with private baths and walk-in closets * 18 bathrooms * Two living and dining room areas * Fully-equipped industrial kitchens * 2 large swimming pools * Indoor and outdoor regulation tennis courts * Movie projection salon * Fully-equipped gym * Three sauna baths * Three massage rooms * Wine cellar * Large parking areas with guard cabin * 24-hours security

Federico Barton Guajardo • JQ. Bienes Raices Acapulco & Cancun Prime Realty Nextel: 998-112-0390 Cancun • Tel: 744-484-4440 Acapulco • Nextel Id: 52*19459*1 • Cellular: 55-85493040 Mexico • • • 125

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International Bahamas Nassau H.G. Christie Ltd. P.O. Box N-8164 Nassau, Bahamas (242) 322-1041 CANADA TORONTO Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage 2145 Avenue Road Toronto, Ontario M5M 4B2 (416) 441-2888 Ext. 291 COSTA RICA QUEPOS/SAN JOSE/SANTA ANA Costa Rica Luxury Estates 800 Norte y 75 Este de Tribunales de Justicia Montelimar, Guadalupe (2100) San Jose 011-506 22 35 77 79 – 22357767 FRANCE Philip Hawkes 6 Rue Montalivet 75008 Paris 01-42-68-11-11 GERMANY HAMBURG Gustafsen & Company, Immobilien Hochallee 2 20149 Hamburg +40 4140 9528 Mexico ACAPULCO/CANCUN JQ. Bienes Raices Acapulco & Cancun Prime Realty JQ Acapulco Av. Costera Miguel Aleman #100 3er. Piso, depacho #4 Fracc. Club Deportiva CP 39690 01-52-744-484-4440 CABO SAN LUCAS Snell Real Estate Palmillo Tiendas KM 27.5 Carr. Trans. San Jose Del Cabo BCS 23400


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Homes and Estates from Around the World: Featuring Majestic Estate on Topping Lake in Greenwich, Connecticut