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King of the
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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 full-service 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. 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 www.ValentinoCove.com.
Listeners Hill T
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.
Beaver Creek Estate Discover a magnificent ski-in estate in the coveted resort of Beaver Creek, Colorado. The timeless and sophisticated European-inspired residence was built with extraordinary attention to detail and offers over 7,600 square feet of beauty and comfort. Floor-to-ceiling picture windows frame magnificent mountain vistas while the large decks and patios provide perfect spaces for outdoor entertaining. Five elegant bedroom suites, each with fireplace and private bath, provide owners and guests a memorable experience in the grand home. The gourmet kitchen is adjacent to a formal dining room with fireplace and a great room with thirty-foot ceilings highlighted by intricate beam/truss work and an impressive stone fireplace. Complemented by a climate controlled stone wine cellar and tasting room that accommodates 1,800 bottles, any dinner soirĂŠe is complete. A state-of-the art media room, fully equipped gym/massage room with sauna and an out-door hot tub perfects the luxurious mountain experience. We invite you to tour this one-of-a kind ski home, where no expense was spared on rich harmonious materials or superior construction.
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285 Bridge Street Vail, Colorado 81657 970/476.1987 www.ronbyrne.com
nternational by design, this superb ten acre mountaintop estate offers an unobstructed 270 degree view of the valley below. This estate has had a love affair with two families: one, the client and one, the architect:a love affair with the mountain, the view and the home. This magnificent oriental inspired residence is a peaceful place surrounded by waterfalls, koi ponds and gardens that are stunning throughout the year. There is quite a story to tell about this exquisite residence on a mountaintop in Greenville, South Carolina. In the late 1980’s Ben Rook, a commercial architect, and CEO of Odell Associates, Inc. a global architectural firm, was approached by a prominent client to design a residence for his family. Ben did not do residential design work and declined, but this particular client was very insistent, and eventually Mr. Rook agreed. The site for the residence was atop Paris Mountain in Greenville, South Carolina. Using the Japanese design and theme of Feng Shui, Ben eventually created a central pavilion and five pavilions connecting each other. The final result comes from years of labor, and it was well worth the wait. As you round the bend in the road you do not immediately see the home. In fact it is a surprise that quietly and beautifully unfolds like a new spring flower. The entrance is framed gently and tastefully by seasonal flowers and the koi are your only greeters. The waterfall announces your arrival yet beckons you to stay. There is no doubt of the entrance ringed in dominant red. Upon entering, the magnificent view of the valley draws you immediately outside. The expansive grassy lawn unfolds to
A Love Affair
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 email@example.com
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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Montauk Property Owners
Expand the Possibilities of Oceanfront Living
or immediate release…New York investor Henry Druker and Matt Goldman, the co-founder behind the highly successful Blue Man Group theatrical productions, have embarked upon a creative real estate venture in Montauk, NY, the seaside hamlet fast emerging as the “it” spot for investment in the Hamptons. The neighbors have created a virtual merger of two prime, contiguous 1 ½ acre lots to provide an exceptional oceanfront land opportunity on Montauk’s coveted Gold Coast that counts Robert DiNiro, Jann Wenner, Steven Roth and Ralph Lauren as neighbors. The merger of the two adjacent 1½ acre parcels results in an oversized oceanfront land offering with 186’+/- of pristine ocean frontage. With an ideal elevation of 55’, the expanded setting is the perfect location for a spectacular beachfront residence commanding some of the area’s most dramatic ocean vistas. The property merger was the creative work of Druker, a long-time resident of East Hampton, NY, and Goldman a long time resident of Montauk. Druker owns his lot in partnership with Red McCombs, the co-founder of Clear Channel Communications and former owner of the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Vikings. They together envisioned the intrinsic value of a larger ocean front site - flexibility for development, more generous setbacks and greater preservation of the open spaces and vistas that distinguish Montauk and its landscape. Druker and Goldman each recognized that their neighboring individual lots would be even more special if combined. To imagine the possibilities for development within all town specifications, Druker and Goldman commissioned the prestigious East Hampton architectural firm of Fleetwood & McMullan, LLC to create a site plan for the newly expanded 3-acre parcel. A thoughtful plan was conceived for a spectacular, up to 10,000 sq. ft. home overlooking a 60-foot ocean side
pool and short, meandering private path to the magnificent beachfront. The plan is available for consideration by prospective buyers. The unique features of this property offering will undoubtedly appeal to savvy buyers. The building envelope conforms to all East Hampton Town specifications, the governing body over Montauk development. This is an important attribute in an area that fiercely protects its natural lands, wildlife and waterfront. Druker had previously preserved and moved a Fleetwood designed home from a neighbor’s lot to his own in the town of East Hampton. Druker and Goldman engaged the support of town officials for the combined lot in Montauk while forming their partnership. The combined lot offers the new buyer a larger home and more dramatic ocean side pool than what could be built on either lot individually, while creating less density and development than what would occur if each lot were individually developed. The result is more privacy, open space and generous set backs to neighboring properties. Since the 1920’s preservationists have buffered Montauk against over development establishing abundant parkland, natural reserves and wildlife sanctuaries. Vacant property is relatively scarce in Montauk where nearly 2/3 of the land has been preserved. Today, Montauk maintains its unique blend of natural rugged coastline beauty peppered with eclectic housing opportunities ranging from dramatic oceanfront villas to quaint beach cottages. Montauk has enjoyed a real estate renaissance of late where deep-sea fisherman, avid surfers, artists, local residents, celebrity homeowners and summer residents peacefully coexist and mutually enjoy and respect the serenity, salty ocean air and relaxed vibe of this enclave at the easternmost tip of Long Island. The Druker-Goldman property is a significant offering in an area where 3 prime ocean front acres are sought after and scarce. Offered at $12,500,000. For more information, contact RPLG International at 713-302-0555.
Picosa Ranch W
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 www.picosaranch.net then call Rick Kuper at 210.240.8282 for more information or to schedule a visit.
428 South Banana River Boulevard C ocoa B e ach , F lorida 3 2 9 3 1
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. For more information, contact RPLG International at 713-302-0555 or 407-973-6419.
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Sophisticated Southampton Estate in a Privileged Enclave Southampton, New York Sheltered 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. The living room, highlighted with beamed ceiling, and elegant fireplace, forms the centerpiece of the residence that includes a media room with fireplace, formal dining room and a superbly equipped gourmet kitchen with adjacent breakfast room. Each of the 5 bedrooms are sequestered from the others. The first floor master suite, with a fireplace, features his and her baths, and large walk through closet. A guest master has its own fireplace and private terrace overlooking the spacious grounds while a loft like aerie awaits above. The recent addition of a brilliantly conceived living room/pool pavilion provides for both inside and outside needs. Outside, specimen trees, flowering shrubs and perimeter plantings are joined by acres of lawn connecting the patios with the heated Gunite pool and new all weather tennis court. Exclusive $6,250,000 WEB# 22906. Gary R. DePersia 516-380-0538 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottage by the Sea Water Mill, New York You’ve always talked about that great beach house you’d buy near Southampton, perhaps on Flying Point Rd near enough to the village but far from the crowds. Hopefully the views would also include blazing sunsets across Mecox Bay to complement the daily sunrises over the Atlantic. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just plop your furniture in without having to do any renovations or better yet, buy the designer’s offering already there? Certainly you imagine the languorous lunches and intimate moonlit dinners you’ll enjoy, all prepared in the new state-of-the-art kitchen. And naturally you would expect room for expansion down the road. You had better hurry though as there aren’t many three bedroom beach houses at this price hanging around at the moment. Call today. Exclusive. $8,950,000 WEB# 23614. Gary R. DePersia 516-380-0538 email@example.com
Gary R. DePersia, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 51 Main Street • East Hampton, NY 11937 516-380-0538 • firstname.lastname@example.org 20
Reserve Your Views In Water Mill South Water Mill, New York Caressed by bay and ocean breezes a 7,800± square foot residence by M & M Custom Luxury Homes has begun construction on 1.5 acres with views overlooking Mecox Bay to the South and a contiguous 35 acre reserve to the North. A grand two-story foyer ushers all over 6 inch rift and quarter sawn white oak floors into the great room and living room, both warmed by fireplaces and highlighted by custom moldings and intricate details. Command your empire from an office, sequestered from the rest of the residence with its own entrance, which offers views of the bay from a well-positioned desk. A generous eat-in gourmet kitchen, augmented by large pantry will form the centerpiece of this spectacular new home, while the formal dining room is large enough for both sides of the clan. A guest bedroom suite, powder room, mud room with an additional powder room and a 3-car heated and tiled garage complete the first floor. Upstairs, the master wing with sitting room, fireplace, walk-in closets, expansive bath and covered waterview terrace is joined by four guest bedrooms with baths, all ensuite. A library/media room looking out over the reserve puts the finishing stroke on the second floor. The lower level adds 4,000± square feet of additional living space, including rec areas, gym with a sauna and steam, spa bath, home theater and 2 staff suites. An outside fireplace highlights the stone patios which lead to the heated pool with spa, cabana and sunken court, all with views of the reserve beyond. Exclusive $10,950,000 WEB# 13796. Gary R. DePersia 516-380-0538 email@example.com
Gary R. DePersia, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker 51 Main Street • East Hampton, NY 11937 516-380-0538 • firstname.lastname@example.org 21
The Captains House
The Staats House
Spencertown, New York The widow’s walk will get you every time. Look out over the pond and the island in the pond. Look out at the sea of trees, the waves of field. Sail into the mudroom, drop your foul weather gear and head to the mess for a hearty meal. And what a mess! Marble counters atop custom cabinets. A cherry top on the island for contrast. Gourmet appliances and a huge pantry. If you never left the kitchen your life would still be complete. The view from the breakfast nook, contented sigh inspiring. Through the family room, stone fireplaced and raised paneled. A nicely sized office for times when you need to office. Into the sun filled living room. On to the cozy den, perfect for a late night movie or a book by the fire. The landing at the top invites you out to sit and enjoy the view. $2,475,000.
Columbiaville, New York Henry landed here in 1609s. The Stuyvesants held the land for a bit then gave it to General Staats, who built between 1644 and 1654. 16, mind you, not 17, 18 or 19. The General did well, because his house has stood the test of time. Stone by stone, beam by beam a testament to the longevity of classic design. A tour of the property gives you Hudson River views, Fields, beautiful specimen trees and plantings, a lovely patio and two Dutch barns. Inside you’re greeted by the stone mudroom. Through the pantry into the amply sized kitchen. Bounded by stone and glass, you feel a connection with the timeless nature of the home and surroundings. Upstairs to the second floor four bedrooms, including a lovely master. Notice the depth of the walls. Another set of stairs to the finished attic bedroom. $1,395,000
Center Hall View
Austerlitz, New York The drive smiles coyly and begs us in. The pond reflects well on the house, gives you an idea that there is something substantial on the knoll. A glorious pool, lushly surrounded atop an enormous stonewall. A patio squarely in frame of three states worth of view. The Center Hall, light gleaming through every window, wrapped in a porch with mountains peaking over it’s shoulder. In to the kitchen. The heart of the home, to coin a phrase, smartly tiled, marble island, gourmetly applianced, and central to the breakfast nook and screened porch. To the family room with a giant fieldstone fireplace and a bank of windows for that stunning view. The master has a fieldstone fireplace and a deck to savor the sunset from. Out to the garage and guesthouse where a studio for you or guests awaits. $1,895,000
Old Chatham, New York Let the pines whisper your arrival and regale you with the wonders of this Hunt Country farm. The grounds, horse ready, with stone walls and fencing, barns and rolling fields. A heated gunite pool behind the barn. Swim! A patio off the side with space enough for a very large crowd. The main house is a thing of beauty indeed. Come in through the mudroom and hang your hat. Into the enormous kitchen, designed for the most enthusiastic cook. The first great room with a fireplace sits beyond. Enjoy the space, feel free to roam, or settle in to a comfy corner. The patio waits beyond the french doors (perfect flow for enteraining, don’t you think?) Upstairs the bedrooms flank the hall. The master fills an entire end and even has an office loft where inspirations surely waits. $1,595,000
Andrea Gabel, Broker / Owner • “On The Green” • Spencertown, New York 12165 518-392-4976 • www.gabelrealestate.com • email@example.com 22
The Grange At Catskill View Preserve
Claverack, New York Designed to invoke a classic Greek Revival Grange Hall and to create a meeting place for family and friends. The first Catskill View Preserve home (6 homes on over 300 acres of preservation land) sits squarely in the enormous Catskill view. The clear story granite framed fireplace’d great room creates a heavenly feel. Gourmetly applianced kitchen featuring an AGA stove, GE profile wine cooler and dual sinks and dishwashers, Viking refrigerator, enormous island and separate pantry. A den / office sits off the mudroom. Upstairs each of the three bedrooms has a private bath. A laundry room on both the second story and basement makes short work of life’s chores. Outside you will marvel at the Catskill view from the bluestone pergola’d patio. $1,950,000
Spencertown, New York A Neo-classical interpretation of the French country manor. Simplicity in form, grandeur in scale. The 70 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. Across the upstairs landing you will find the master, nicely accented by an oval deck from which to view distant fields and Catskill mountains. $4,900,000
Chatham, New York Edgehill was built in approximately 1870 and was once the home of the renowned artist Louis McClellan Potter. This stunning property comprises 23.8 acres, meticulously restored. Property includes a large English bank barn of peg and timber construction, and now houses room for 2 cars, a pool house. Property also features a 20X40’ in-ground heated swimming pool surrounded by newly created laid stone walls and beautifully landscaped gardens replete with all manner of shrubs and flowers. Below the pool you will also find a spring fed pond with a fountain. Sunset lovers will appreciate the west-facing blue stone terrace with its spectacular view of the Catskill mountains Spacious bedrooms, lavish baths all in keeping with Potter’s aesthetic. $997,000
Hillsdale, New York Start with the view, 55 acres of complete privacy and an all encompassing panoramic wonder. You see it on the drive in, you see it from the patios, porches and every window. The kitchen calls you inside. The dining room has wonderful corner cabinets. Across the hall to the fireplaced living room. A beautiful sunroom sits just off it. Downstairs to the playroom and plenty of storage space. Upstairs to the second floor. A master and a junior suite, complete with second story deck to drink in the view. The third floor has more bedrooms. Then it’s down to the pond for a refreshing dip. $1,600,000
Andrea Gabel, Broker / Owner • “On The Green” • Spencertown, New York 12165 518-392-4976 • www.gabelrealestate.com • firstname.lastname@example.org 23
Fall Sunrise Babylon, New York Spectacular, Chic, Stunning and Elegant. These are only a few words that describe this spectacular 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom waterfront townhome on 300’ wide river with views of The Great South Bay, bridges and the Fire Island Lighthouse. Your private elevator will take you from the garage that has massive storage to the third floor master bedroom suite where you will wake up to the most beautiful sunrises. Dock your boat in your deeded, 40’ boat slip and call it a day.
Country Club Living Dix Hills, New York Secluded behind a 24 hour manned gatehouse and set amid rolling hills, it is the quintessential classic residential enclave. This pristine Colonial with architectural style and free flowing floor plan offers state of the art upgrades, superior craftsmanship and a treasure trove of amenities. You will own the Lifestyle, with access to a world-class resort. As a member of the homeowner’s association, you have the exclusive use of The Green’s at Half Hollow Club, which features a 30,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that offers something for everyone. A social director, indoor pool, state of the art fitness center, library, card room, social events, restaurant, bar, lounge and ballroom. The Greens offers a golf course and four tennis courts and an Olympic-sized outdoor pool.
Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com
Private Estate Bay Shore, New York Well Located, Well Built and Well Maintained. Built in 2004 by a renowned Long Island builder for he and his family this 4500 square foot, sprawling country home makes quite the statement. Upon entry into the 12 foot wide and 42 foot long entry hall your eye is immediately drawn to the 12 foot tall barrel ceiling with recessed lighting. An ideal setting for entertaining this stunning home is truly a departure from the ordinary.
Magoun Landing West Islip, New York A stunning Magoun Landing waterfront home with over 140’ of bulk heading and a boat ramp. A great home for entertaining for a large family. Keep your custom cars in the four car garage with loft. Beautiful and peaceful views of the water from your conservatory. Enjoy sitting by your gas or wood fireplace in your formal living room or just lounge by the fireplace in the den. Leave right from your dock on your boat and venture out to the Great South Bay where you can find yourself relaxing, fishing or navigating to any one of the fabulous beach communities on Fire Island. This Home will afford you the great living experience of the South Shore of Long Island.
Netter Real Estate 404 Montauk Highway • West Islip, New York 11795 631-661-5100 • 800-626-7356 www.NetterRealEstate.com
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
122 Delafield Island Road
360 Brookside Road
Darien, Connecticut Visible just beyond the wrought iron gate and down the private drive, sits this 1918 Mediterranean villa situated on 2.8 waterfront acres at the very edge of Delafield Island. An architectural masterpiece, the home is surrounded by water on three sides, affording breathtaking views of Long Island Sound from every room. Unique architectural details including graceful archways, courtyard garden and artistic tile work, are gracious reminders of the era in which it was built. Private dock, indoor pool, and scenic stone terraces add to the allure of this extraordinary home. $11,500,000 Alice Mae Orr email@example.com
Darien, Connecticut Set back on a private 3 acres and built in 2005, this home features 10ft. ceilings, stunning millwork and abundant natural light. The first floor master suite boasts an intimate sitting room, separate luxurious walk in closets and access to the expansive terrace. Three additional bedrooms all have en suite bathrooms. Generous formal rooms include a cherry paneled library, elegant old-world living room and a gracious dining room. A gourmet kitchen with ample storage and all amenities opens to a sun-filled great room with stone fireplace. $4,250,000 Doug Milne firstname.lastname@example.org / Sheree Frank email@example.com
12 Runkenhage Road
56 Ridge Acres Road
Darien, Connecticut Waterfront Jewel! Egrets, cranes and loons grace the waterfront of “Birdsong”, a Mediterranean style home beautifully situated at waters edge in the coveted Tokeneke Association. The breathtaking 150-degree panoramic cove views and unique architectural details, including graceful archways, custom designed English milled woodwork and oak flooring laid in original patterns by European craftsmen, distinguish this home. Effortless flow between formal and casual living spaces, three en suite bedrooms, gourmet kitchen and stone terrace add to the allure. Enjoy beautiful sunrises, a private dock and access to Long Island Sound. $3,250,000 Pat Redican firstname.lastname@example.org
Darien, Connecticut Perfectly perched on a level 2.5 acres, this stunning colonial combines the elegance of formal living with the excitement of contemporary design. Six bedrooms, including a first floor suite, a spacious living room and gracious dining room overlook the terraces and manicured grounds. Additionally, a sun-filled family room with a cathedral ceiling and one-of-a-kind in home office suite make this home unique. On the second floor there are five bedrooms including a generous but intimate master suite. The fabulous property boasts mature trees and extensive landscaping, golf practice area, secluded pool, gorgeous perennial gardens. $3,515,000 Doug Milne email@example.com / Sheree Frank firstname.lastname@example.org
780 Boston Post Road • Darien, CT 06820 Tel: 203-655-8238 • www.kellyrealestate.com
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Greenwich Written Written by by B. B. B. B. Smith Smith
ituated on Fairfield County’s Gold Coast and just 27 miles from Manhattan, Greenwich, Connecticut is recognized by CNN/Money and Money Magazine as the nation’s most affluent community and one of top “Best Places To Live”. Offering a unique blend of small New England town ambiance with metropolitan sophistication, the well-loved and well-managed community with its outstanding location, natural beauty and luxurious lifestyle is home to notable celebrities, professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOS and Wall Street executives, not to mention generations of families tracing their origin to its founding in 1640. Incorporating the charming neighborhoods and villages of Riverside, Cos Cob, Byram and Old Greenwich, each with distinctive appeal and attractive shopping areas, Greenwich is bordered by Westchester County, New York to the north and west, Stamford to the east and Long Island Sound to the south. The town encompasses over 50 square miles including 32 miles of shoreline with inlet coves, harbors and tributaries, backcountry horse farms, rolling hills, woodlands, meadows and lakes. Greenwich, the gateway to New England, is approximately 40 minutes by train to Manhattan. It is renowned for outstanding public schools, nine excellent private schools, fine libraries, a state-of-the-art hospital, beautiful parks, Long Island Sound beaches, plus an impressive array of upscale shops, such as, Saks, Ralph Lauren, Tiffany’s and Baccarat, in addition to wonderful local boutiques, art galleries, antique, jewelry, gift
and book stores. There are a myriad of recreational facilities including an 18-hole municipal golf course, tennis and squash racquet clubs, miles of walking and equestrian trails and nearly 1,500 acres of park land including a 285-acre Audubon sanctuary with approximately seven miles of trails., two islands on the Sound with sandy beaches served by town ferries, and the spectacular 147-acre Greenwich Point peninsula with an extensive beach, nature trails, boating, picnic facilities and view of the Manhattan skyline. There are dozens of public paddle and tennis courts, a skating rink and marinas, four private yacht clubs, community sailing center and eight private country clubs with golf courses. Greenwich Fine Properties represents the very best of Greenwich real estate from magnificent waterfront mansions, to majestic backcountry estates and elegant historic manors. Independent and locally-owned, the firm has earned the distinction of ranking as the number one boutique firm in Greenwich for five consecutive years. It has represented and successfully completed the sale of some of the town’s most prominent landmarks and celebrated estates. Their comprehensive services provide buyers access to every available listed property, seller support spanning broad exposure through customized marketing and a vast international network of affiliate brokers. With a community focus that cannot be replicated by national or regional firms, their dedicated agents offer an extensive knowledge and deep-rooted understanding of what makes Greenwich uniquely special.
Vanishing Brook Farm on Round Hill
Greenwich, Connecticut Stunning Federal-style home on nearly two-and-one-half acres in private, near town association with two-bedroom cottage and garaging for six cars. Extensively restored in 2006 with elegance, charm and sophistication. Fireplaces in grand living room, family room with bamboo barrel ceiling and butternut paneled casual dining room. Banquet-size formal dining room; game/exercise rooms; six en suite bedrooms include master with sitting room, two dressing rooms; guest suite; and separate staff quarters. Visit: www.braeheadgreenwich.com Exclusive Agent: Sharon Kinney
Greenwich, Connecticut Enchanting six-plus acre estate with gorgeous pool, cabana, picturesque meadows and stream. Exquisitely revitalized residence features remarkable detail, mahogany flooring, chic designer décor, multiple French doors to terrace. Fireplaces in gracious living and dining rooms and three-exposure office/sunroom. Paneled library; game room, two powder rooms, four en suite bedrooms. Master wing with fireplace, his/her dressing rooms and luxurious baths. Four-car garage. Visit: www.vanishingbrookfarm.com
European Grandeur at “Chieftans”
Greenwich, Connecticut Exquisitely restored 1920’s-era European-inspired manor secluded behind stone walls on nearly two acres with gracious terraces and a winding stream. Sophisticated designer interior features high ceilings, rich architectural detail, elegant Old World charm, state-of-the-art amenities. Magnificent formal rooms; beamed library with antique fireplace; stunning kitchen with mahogany center island; five bedrooms; four marble/limestone baths. Main floor guest suite; sublime master with fireplace, solarium, two dressing rooms. Visit: www.midcountryelegance.com Exclusive Agent: Jane Gosden
Greenwich, Connecticut Magnificent Georgian manor in landmark gated community. Exquisite gardens, tiered terraces, stunning heated pool with spa waterfall. Grand formal rooms; Christopher Peacock kitchen; pine paneled library; English pub room; state-of-the-art home theatre; exercise/pool changing rooms; 2,500+ bottle wine cellar. Five en suite bedrooms include main floor guest suite; private-entry staff quarters; master with fireplace, his/her dressing rooms and baths. 24-hour security Visit: www.themanoratchieftans.com Exclusive Agents: Maureen Crumbine / Jeff Crumbine
191 Mason Street • Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 firstname.lastname@example.org • 203-661-9200 www.greenwichfineproperties.com 29
Llewellyn Park Mansion
West Orange, New Jersey This antebellum-style Llewellyn
Essex Fells, New Jersey A 1910 Tudor, Oakdene was renovated in 2001. Its grand center hall opens
Park mansion features exquisite architectural details including 13 uniquely-mantled fireplaces. A captivating 5+ acre setting surrounds this majestic dwelling and its carriage house. An additional 2-acre lot can be purchased to expand the property. $1,300,000. Richard Cherchio x6135
to a terrace overlooking perennial gardens and fountain. A completely renovated kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, while the master suite includes a sitting room with wet bar. The property also hosts a 2-bedroom carriage house. $3,100,000. Carol Spry x6136
Resort Lifestyle on the Water
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey Open the door to paradise. This fabulous home with private beach and breath-taking river views offers endless amenities including a state-ofthe-art kitchen and a master bedroom suite with fireplace and radiantterrazzo floors. Add to that a heated gunite pool and hot tub, plus a 130’ dock, 2 boat lifts and 2 floating docks. $2,996,000. Judy Bove x6117
Middletown, New Jersey Inspiring water views reflect the serenity and exquisite natural beauty of this stunning builder’s home. Especially dramatic are the views through the great room’s 34-foot window wall and from the master bedroom’s expansive balcony. The lower level boasts a huge home theater and huge gym. $1,999,900. Michael Arbolino x6127
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Character-Rich Architecture Weston, Connecticut An imposing 3-story foyer leads to elegant formal rooms, an expansive great room, oak-clad library and an amazing kitchen featuring gold marble countertops and top-of-the line appliances. The lower level has a large game room, movie theater, exercise room and climate-controlled wine cellar. A fully outfitted pool house supports the 20′x40′ swimming pool. $3,195,000. Bozena Tisch x6120
Colts Neck, New Jersey Perfectly placed on 2.6 gated, cul-de-sac acres backing to conservation lands, this extravagantly appointed custom home is an entertainer’s dream. 3 fireplaces, sunken great room, fantastic 30’ kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, and finished walk-out lower level. Enormous piazza hosts in-ground pool and cabana. $2,450,000. Gail Riedell x6180
Harding Township, New Jersey This grandly-styled manor translates Old World style for the modern age. Verdant landscaping and a stone and stucco facade anticipate the breathtaking details inside, where richly-appointed rooms present marble and oak flooring, uniquely-mantled fireplaces and ornate ceiling treatments. $2,975,000. Charles Connell x6105
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Willow View Stables Colts Neck, New Jersey WELCOME TO “WILLOW VIEW STABLES” — A PRISTINE 12.5-ACRE HORSE 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. Scan the QR code to learn more about this exclusive property.
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Short Hills Gem
Short Hills, New Jersey Exquisite grounds and superb architectural features add grace and elegance to this stately Old Short Hills seven bedroom custom Colonial nestled on an acre of lush property. Special features include a versatile first-floor ensuite bedroom/home office and an elaborate in-law suite/ apartment with mini-kitchen and family room. Offered at $2,999,000.
Short Hills, New Jersey The architectural detailing of this Short Hills Colonial home would exceed expectations of the most discerning homebuyer. Noteworthy is its elegant kitchen and a second-floor guest suite with private entrance. An exquisite covered porch exudes Southern charm and upscale leisure living. Its enviable center hall floor plan set the tone for its formal rooms where comfortable elegance reigns supreme. Offered at $2,595,000.
Summit, New Jersey Nestled in a private enclave, this stunning English Tudor home boasts unique location and superb curb appeal. A two-story foyer with an arched gothic style entry door, wrought iron railed staircase and stained glass windows add distinction. Noteworthy is a grand living room with stone front fireplace and massive rustic chestnut hand-hewn beams that span its ceiling. Offered at $1,725,000.
Summit, New Jersey Distinguished for its unique location high atop a private cul de sac with enviable panoramic New York City skyline views, this Northside French Provincial cottage-style Expanded Ranch is a rare find. A sunlit kitchen, breakfast area, master suite and fireside family room all open to an expansive elevated deck that beautifully showcases the breathtaking views – it’s the closest thing to sheer heaven! Offered at $3,295,000.
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William Sawyer & Co., Realtors Washington, D.C.
For the past 33 years, William Sawyer & Co., Realtors has successfully maintained and enhanced its reputation for responsive, professional, and quality representation in both the selling and purchasing of real estate. Throughout the metropolitan Washington-Maryland marketplace, William Sawyer & Co., Realtors is well-known for highly individual, personal attention in its real estate transactions. The company specializes in the sales of fully-furnished, virtually turnkey, luxury homes and luxury cooperative and condominium buildings. William Sawyer & Co., Realtors offer all “state-of-the-art” tools and the highest regard for privacy in the acquisition or sale of luxury real estate.
Wesley Heights, NW Washington, D.C. The Foxhall Condominium on Massachusetts Avenue. Easy access to D.C.’s premier neighborhoods. Two bedrooms, two and one half baths in about 1,800 square feet plus wraparound balcony opening to all rooms. Newer chef’s kitchen in open-flow design to adjacent dining area and balcony. Pet friendly. Full-service building. Year-round swimming pool, gym. Parking available. Attached indoor garage parking included.
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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.
Charlottesville, Virginia Expansive 10,000 sq. ft. of opulent living and entertaining space. The state of the art “Smart House” integration allows for remote access to all systems. An elevator serves 3 of 4 levels, 7 luxury suites in main residence, exquisite finishes, and commercial grade appliances. Futuristic home theatre! Exterior plaza and terrace overlook the pool, pool house/apartment and pond. Immaculate guest suite over 3 car garage. Sited on 21 rolling acres. $4,750,000. Jim Bonner www.jimbonner.com
Charlottesville, Virginia Renovated Farm House with Virginia Charm. 5 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces. Sun Porch with Blue Ridge Mountain Views. Veranda overlooking the 11-acre Lake. Spacious Guest House with Lake views. Boathouse Dock. Private setting upon 170 acres conveniently located. $2,750,000. Gerri Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
Jefferson Lake Farm
Charlottesville, Virginia Rare Offering of an Estate Parcel over 1200acres featuring a 12-acre Lake and a large Pond both Stocked for excellent Fishing. There is a perfect Home site overlooking the Lake as well as 5 Cottages, a Farmhouse and a Property Manager’s House. Jefferson Lake is under a Conservation Easement and may be divided into 3 Parcels. Investment Opportunities include Timber values and Federal Stream Credits. Convenient Location into Downtown and the University of Virginia. $4,475,000. Steve White email@example.com.
Charlottesville, Virginia Country Estate custom-built in 2011 set upon 21 acers. Open floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, heartpine floors, two fireplaces, 2-car Garage, Home Office, Stone Terrace and expansive Blue Ridge Mountain Views. Convenient Location into Town. $885,000. Jane Fogleman firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rackham Road Gibson Island, Maryland This magnificent French Normandy home, elegant and beautifully updated, was built in 1929 for gracious living at its best. Fieldstone walls form a framework topped by a thick cedar shake roof. The majestic 35’X20’ beamed cathedral ceiling living room provides a warm welcome. Formal rose gardens accent the cobblestone courtyard entrance and a magical setting of flowers, shrubs, and specimen trees provides a visual feast from every window.
Stillwater Road Gibson Island, Maryland A five bedroom English Country House sitting on Otter Pond with panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay that has elegance and charm. Elegant formal and informal spaces both indoors and out make entertaining a pleasure. Completely updated it has cathedral ceilings; antique Palladian windows; French doors, a dock, and is stunning.
Skywater Road Gibson Island, Maryland Charming two-story brick home with panoramic views, surrounded by the forest offers the ultimate in privacy. Generous spaces and a practical floor plan welcomes family and friends. Main level opens to living and dining areas, galley kitchen, and master bedroom suite. Lower level has a den, three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and two large rooms for storage and a workshop. Professionally designed gardens and the abundance of natural Island beauty invite you to relax on the screened porch or by the heated pool.
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Skywater Road Gibson Island, Maryland An outstanding “Bermuda-style” home on over an acre, perched above the Magothy River. Captivating views and magnificent sunsets! Beautifully designed with an open floor plan and architectural detail, perfect for entertaining. Master and a guest suite on the main floor; additional bedrooms on lower level. A formal dining room, gracious living room, kitchen/family area, study, second floor family room and multiple decks make for easy living.
Mountain Road Gibson Island, Maryland This is a chance to own a Chesapeake Bay waterfront property located just beyond the Gibson Island gatehouse. Designed of Butler Stone, this well maintained property has a stone bulkhead and recreational dock and is professionally landscaped. It sits high above the water with magnificent panoramic views of the Bay, Eastern Shore and Baltimore Light.
Jorrick Road Gibson Island, Maryland This charming Gibson Island country home was designed for gracious and comfortable living. Its double lot with mature trees provides privacy and pastoral views. Its 2-story guest suite is connected to the house by a covered breezeway. The property was completely renovated in 2002 with attention to every detail.
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Rock Hole Creek
View Point, Smith Mountain Lake Moneta, Virginia Where luxury meets lifestyle. If you are seeking great quality with privacy to fit your lifestyle then look no more. This Spectacular lake estate is situated on the most sought after location on Smith Mountain Lake. Privacy and extraordinary views of the Peaks of Otter are offered on this 3.60 acre point lot extending over 500 feet of waterfront. Oversized dock, private beach, and more is offered in this natural private nature preserve. The breathtaking views and attention to detail starts with the estates entrance and resonates throughout the home, the decks, and the property. You and your Guests feel comfortable in this outstanding home due to the casual elegance. Viewpoint represents luxury in life and exemplifies a lifestyle that is active yet stylish. All you need to bring is a bit of attitude to this private estate, so why not make this your View Point?
Leslie Becker • Broker/ Realtor • 540-797-0477 • Leslie@SmithMountainLakeProperties.org Million Dollar Guild, 2009 to 2013 • Luxury Who’s Who 2010/2011/2012/2013 Luxury Home Specialist • ELITE 2011, 2012, 2013 Exceptional Leader In Luxury Smith Mountain Lake Properties Inc • Licensed in the State of VA www.SmithMountainLakeProperties.org
Southeast Marguerite Wyche & Associates. . . . . . 44-45
Dickens-Mitchener & Associates. . . . . . 46-47 Beverly-Hanks & Associates. . . . . . . . 48-49
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. . . . . . 51
Lindsey’s, Inc. Realtors . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Harry Norman, Realtors. . . . . . . . . . .54
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. . . . . . 55 Truman & Co. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Legends of Real Estate. . . . . . . . . 57 John’s Island Real Estate Company . . . . 58-59 Michael Green & Associates . . . . . . . 60-61 Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. . . . . 62-63 John R. Wood Realtors. . . . . . . . . . 64-65 Burns & Company, Realtors, Inc.. . . . . . 66-67
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he Appalachian Mountain foothills and the Reedy River provide a perfect setting for those who prefer closeness to nature without sacrificing easy access to — and all the amenities of — multiple major urban areas. A city with an international flavor and a Cherokee history, Greenville, SC, was once known as Pleasantburg — and that says a lot! Residents changed the name to “Greenville.” In the early 1800s, that probably appealed to folks from the “Low Country” who headed there to escape the malaria and humidity of coastal areas such as Charleston and Ashville. Another draw: nearby Sassafras Mountain (highest in South Carolina) not only provided ample water, but also protected the city from severe weather, including tornadoes. (The mountain is covered with sassafras trees, the roots of which were used as medicine and to make teas and root beer.) But newcomers were warned. Greenville folks back then, and now, are really “into” plants. They lined the downtown streets with trees and warned anyone who tied a horse to one of these prized plantings was definitely going to be fined! And it was a native son, Joel Poinsett, who first introduced “poinsettias” to the United States. The amateur botanist “discovered” this plant while serving as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett contributed even more to Greenville’s delightful legends. The historic Poinsett Hotel was taken to great heights by “Old Admiral Spit and Polish” himself, J. Mason Alexander. It was said he was so fanatical about neatness, he had the staff polish all coins before putting them in cash registers. Then there’s the “Mice on Main” project — nine bronze mice hidden along Main Street. High school student Jim Ryan would have preferred to create a statue of a great native son, like Joel Poinsette, Vardry McBee or Shoeless Joe Jackson. But he didn’t have the money. So he settled on mice instead! Among the celebrities who make (or made) their homes in Greenville was famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. His “Broad Margin” creation was
named after a quote in Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”: “I love a broad margin to my life.” For a while, Greenville was known as the “Textile Center of the South.” With this explosion of success stories came a growing population of those who could afford the very best in culture, arts, cuisine, education and other amenities. These laid the foundation for Greenville’s superior lifestyle offerings that are still expanding today. One such delight is the Peace Center’s Wyche Pavilion, built on the site of a mayonnaise factory. One of the Wyche family’s descendants is now equally as notable om Greenville. Marguerite Wyche’s real estate firm is acknowledged as the finest in the Greater Greenville area. (Note: the Peace Center is so named in memory of the Peace family, major benefactors.) Greenville boasts the only curved, cantilevered pedestrian suspension bridge in the nation. Falls Park on the Reedy is a site to be experienced, as is The Carillion, where the 25 carillon bells float within a 54-foot high structure, which also provides a not-to-be-missed view of the river and the city beyond. In fact, Greenville points out that this successful project has brought both citizens and visitors “back to the river where it all began many years ago.” Greenville’s many amenities are complimented by the Bi-LO Center, consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top entertainment venues. A successful 30-year redevelopment has turned Greenville’s downtown area into a much-envied major shopping, dining and enjoyment destination. The free downtown trolley, a Children’s Garden, seven historic districts and free wireless all translate into: “Allow lots of time, folks! You won’t want to leave!” For Marguerite Wyche, over 30 years of experience in the Greenville real estate world have brought with them a wealth of local market knowledge which, when combined with the latest in technological advances. To intimately know a community, real estate professionals must be involved on far more than a business basis, and her team is well known for its expertise in, and participation in, Greenville’s ever-expanding educational, cultural, and business opportunities.
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
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104 Parkins Lake Road Greenville, South Carolina This stately Georgian residence is situated on almost 7.5 acres of land including a pond and guest house, thus, creating a rare “in-town” estatae just minutes from downtown and the airport. The main house, with over 6,500 square feet, features an exceptionally open floor plan with high ceilings, extensive molding, and both marble and hardwood floors. The interior rooms range from a bright sunroom with full length windows that capture the views of the pond; a warm, inviting cherry library; and, a downstairs pub with a full length bar and brass foot rail! The home’s inviting terraces lead to a fabulous pond house with a full kitchen, sauna and hot tub. This property offers an exceptional lifestyle! Approximately 5 acres are included. $1,950,000
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1913 Bent Branch Charlotte, North Carolina Charming 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 each with a private bath. Kitchenette in one bedroom makes perfect in-law/nanny suite. Bonus room and media room upstairs. Master suite includes his amd her baths, exercise room and sauna. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
2223 Forest Drive Charlotte, North Carolina Built by Steve Kaleel in 2007 on a fabulous .74 acres lot. Beautiful pool, cabana and sport court. Exceptional millwork, 10 and 11 ft. ceiling heights on both levels. 5th bedroom or recreation room, each bedroom has private bath. Formal rooms, family room plus study/office. 3 fireplaces. For more information call Sharon Rountree at 980-236-8346 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
801 Harvard Place Charlotte, North Carolina Elegant home on private 1.13 acre lot in the heart of Myers Park. Large formal rooms, family room, kitchen and guest suite on main level. Spacious bedrooms and master suite upstairs...as well as large rec room and exercise room. Gorgeous landscaping, in-ground pool with hot tub, covered porch with outdoor kitchen. Lovely pool house with full bath and laundry. A must see!! For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-5170177 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
2823 Providence Road Unit 323 Charlotte, North Carolina Handsome cherry paneled library with adjacent full bath could be 3rd bedroom. This unit has been customized with exquisite mill work throughout and finishes unlike others in the building. Fabulous kitchen open to family room features cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and wonderful appliances. Totally customized master bath. For more information call Sharon Rountree at 980-236-8346 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
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937 Granville Road Charlotte, North Carolina Elegant estate in the heart of Myers Park. Incredible entrance hall opens 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. 5th bedroom and 4th bath over garage. One of a kind. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
540 Colville Road Charlotte, North Carolina This stunning home in Eastover has no equal in the Charlotte market. Regency design is well proportioned and wonderfully detailed while extraordinarily functional. Great flow from interior spaces to the fabulous private terrace and well landscaped yard. Custom moldings, cabinets, hardware, windows and doors. High-end appliances, marble counters and stunning fixtures in kitchen. For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
4222 Fox Brook Charlotte, North Carolina Magnificent estate home on 1.98 acres in gated community. Elegant formal rooms and highly functional family spaces. Enormous Master Suite, game/exercise room, library, home theatre and wine cellar. Perfect for entertaining with the tennis court, pool and indoor basketball court.” For more information call Vicky Mitchener 704-517-0177 / Sharon Rountree 980-236-8346 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
2414 Westfield Road Charlotte, North Carolina Immaculate 2-story custom home in Myers Park. Open floor plan with formal living and dining room, heavy molding. Great room with coffered ceilings open to Chef’s kitchen with SS Wolfe appliances, large island with pull-up seating, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, breakfast room and computer nook. Master suite up with 3 bedrooms, nursery or playroom and office. Detached 2-car garage with guest suite. Front and rear porch with fireplace. Fenced backyard. For more information call Isabel Roberts 704-607-5560 or go to www.dickensmitchener.com.
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South Turkey Creek Leicester, North Carolina Twenty minutes from downtown Asheville. Magnificent county estate on 38 acres with 4,500 SF, 5 bedroom Southern Colonial Style house with amazing master suite and absolutely breathtaking views from every room! Stables, riding ring, 2 bedroom carriage/guest house, infinity pool, tennis court. Total of seven bedrooms on property in 6,000 SF of living space. $2,250,000 MLS540014. Call Mark Fields at 828-777-0452.
Biltmore Forest Asheville, North Carolina One-of-a-kind property! Two home on 2.7 acres on “The Golden Horseshoe” section of Biltmore Forest. Main house is beautifully appointed (updated in ‘91) with chef’s kitchen, large windows looking to golf course. Master suite encompasses entire second story with balcony to enjoy view. His/Hers closets. Living room with fireplace and french doors to stone patio. Guest cottage with BR/BTH/Den. Magnificent landscaping with blooms popping all summer. Mountain View! $2,295,000 MLS535998. Call Amy Fleming at 828-231-1112.
Biltmore Forest Asheville, North Carolina Elegant approachable living deep in the Forest. Architect designed home, circular drive, walled garden, incredible attention to detail leaded windows, spiral staircase, gorgeous cherry library/music room, spacious rooms, overflowing with character, master suite with fireplace, vast closets, large light bath, playroom, unfinished basement with tennis practice area, 4th garage. One of the Forest’s choicest properties. $2,300,000 MLS505913. Call Ann Skoglund at 828-273-0277.
Kenmure Flat Rock, North Carolina Landmark estate perched in the mountains with spectacular views on over 7 acres in the gated community of Kenmure. Aspen style construction with timbers from Biltmore Estates, wood trim from Tennessee cotton mill and magnificent fireplace patterned after the Grove Park Inn. Truly a dream come true with private bath in every bdrm. Comfort kitchen, 5-car garage and much more! This home offers an unparalleled lifestyle where nature and serenity abound. $2,900,000 MLS546668. Call Bob Williams at 828-697-3361.
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Near Champion Hills Hendersonville, North Carolina Massive stone estate home on 30 acres with access to riding trails. Built to exacting high quality standards you would expect in a custom home. Easy access to golf at Fazio’s Champion Hills yet securely private behind gate. Many rooms are vaulted, all are spacious. The home provides an amazing amount of privacy considering its openness. Land is both open and wooded, flat and rolling. $3,300,000 MLS542469. Call Ann Skoglund at 828-273-0277.
Near Country Club of Asheville Asheville, North Carolina Incredible views for miles, city, golf course, nature. A home to match these mountains - surrounded by over a hundred acres of pristine property. Just minutes from golf club and downtown Asheville. Guest house of same highest quality with great room, kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths. A mountain estate unmatched for quality, location and views! $3,300,000 MLS542469. Call Ann Skoglund at 828-273-0277.
Reynolds Mountain Asheville, North Carolina Enjoy resort living in your home or should I say castle. Built by Morgan Keefe builders and designed by architect Alice Dodson. This home features many vaulted rooms, most with fireplaces. Featuring mountain/ city views, a covered pavilion with stone fireplace, screened porches, a sunroom, executive office, wine room and quasi-professional bar, spa room, home theater, elevator and guest quarters. $3,500,000 MLS545365. Call Ann Skoglund at 828-273-0277.
Fantastic WNC Estate Horse Shoe, North Carolina This property is coming onto the market for the first time in years. Truly one of the most fantastic estates in WNC. This 85+ acre farm has it all. Nothing here has been left undone. Huge views of Mt. Pisgah, French Broad river frontage and gentle topography. 8 houses on site, 8-stall, 4,300 square foot barn with high end living quarters and 8 shops/utility buildings all matching and ready to go. 1,800+ SF mess hall with commercial kitchen. $6,700,000 MLS540946. Call Billy Taylor at 828-778-6705.
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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.”
Estate of Grace
Breathtaking Estate with Amazing Grounds
Roswell, Georgia This exquisite, gated estate on 2+ acres will impress your most sophisticated clients. Classic architectural design by Bill Harrison and Associates took 2.5 years to construct. Manicured grounds feature fountains, waterfalls, and pools viewed from expansive roof patios and loggias. The features and amenities of this 23,000+ square foot home are extensive and their quality is exceptional. State-of-the-art home automation and comfort systems throughout. Elevator access to all levels, even attic. Motor court access to garages for six vehicles. $5,750,000. Doranne and Jack Strama 770-366-4613
Milton, Georgia No expense was spared in making dreams come true! Tucked away in North Atlanta’s premier gated golf community, The Manor Golf and Country Club, this estate is in a class all its own. From the exquisite finishes throughout the main house to the impeccably landscaped grounds and outdoor living spaces, prepared to be “WOW’d”! Fitness center and spa, wine cellar, home theater. Saltwater pool and spa, 4 outdoor fireplaces and firepit, baseball diamond and batting cages, putting green, walking trails, basketball court, Koi pond, outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. $3,200,000. Rhonda Haran and Andrea Cueny 404-556-5600
Mediterranean Estate Home in Buckhead
Alpharetta, Georgia This English manor estate, located in Country Club of the South, holds multiple construction awards including No. 1 in the nation from the National Association of Home Builders, the Aurora Award and the Grand Environmental Award. Constructed with the finest materials including carved Ohio and Indiana limestone, Vermont slate roof, copper gutters and valleys, seven custom fireplaces and Honduras mahogany paneling. Grand motor court, Pebble Tec pool and spa and separate guesthouse! Jared Sapp 404-668-7233
Atlanta, Georgia Designed for grand entertaining, this distinguished Mediterranean estate with a guesthouse on 2.7± acres. Built in 2004, this gorgeous home features French-milled stone floors, soaring ceilings, arched doorways, curved grand stairway, chef’s kitchen, movie theater, exercise room/steam room/sauna. Stunning salon with French doors, cherry paneled library. The renovated guest home replicates an Italian farmhouse. The private, flat backyard offers a 57' pool with professional diving boards. $2,850,000. Betsy Meagher 404-414-8440
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1416 Grandma Branch Road
Grantville, Georgia Beautiful 2-story brick home, 136.2 acres near grantville in coweta county. 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, family room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with breakfast area. Recreation room. Double garage. In-ground pool, pole barn, outbuilding, workshop. Fenced pasture, lake with gazebo. $1,089,600. MLS# 03253915. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.
Newnan, Georgia Spectacular estate home in great in-town neighborhood! Kitchen with new granite countertops, island, stainless appliances, new hardwood flooring, breakfast area with fireplace. Formal dining room, living room w/marble fireplace. Family room with built-ins, brick fireplace and built-in desk. Office with wood paneling and marble firepalce. 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. $519,900. MLS# 07109685. all Tom Barron 404-936-7422.
75 East Broad Street
52 College Street
Newnan, Georgia Circa 1905 Victorian two-story, used in filming a major motion picture, fabulous wraparound front porch, five bedrooms, five baths, living room with fireplace, parlor with fireplace, family room with fireplace, banquet sized dining room, butler’s pantry, sunroom, kitchen with breakfast area, hardwood floors, partial basement, double detached garage and acre lot. $749,900. Another 1.6+/- acre adjacent lot is available for $250,000. MLS# 02908353. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.
Newnan, Georgia Circa 1850 greek revival style, 2 ½ story, very historic two story home in newnan, “the city of homes”, granite kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, banquet size dining room, living room, den with bookshelves, 9 fireplaces total in home, 12’ ceilings, screen porch and covered front porch, bonus room. Master on main, heart pine floors throughout, rear storage building. Large 2 ½ acre lot. $539,000. MLS# 03140950. Call Chip Barron at 770-301-6843.
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20 Willow Lane
741 White Oak
Newnan, Georgia On the golf course, 14th fairway, 2 story spacious southern custom traditional, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, master bedroom on main, living room formal dining room foyer, front and rear stairs, family room, 2 fireplaces, huge recreation room, kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances with island and breakfast area, super sunroom, hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, double garage, wonderful landscaped yard. $420,000. MLS# 07065994. Chip 770-301-6843 or Jodie 678-953-2694.
Newnan, Georgia Beautiful traditional home with 5 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. Vaulted family room, formal dining room, kitchen with granite island and countertops, double wall oven plus cooktop, pantry, breakfast area w/built-ins. Full finished basement w/family room, kitchen with breakfast area, office , workshop and garage. Plantation shutters throughtout wrought iron fenced in back yard with gunite salt water pool with stone water fall. Circular drive. $499,900. Call Tom Barron 404-936-7422.
185 Emerald Hills Lane
135 Golfview Club Drive
Newnan, Georgia Spacious lakefront ranch with million dollar view and full basement, 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, half bath, family room, fireplace, dining room, stainless steel and granite in kitchen, den, fireplace, huge recreation room with wet bar, covered porch and deck, patio, 2 car garage, detached workshop, much more. $349,900. MLS# 07009264. Chip 770-301- 6843 or Kim 770-560-6008.
Newnan, Georgia Big beautiful brick cape cod on 1.14+/- acre park like lot on Newnan country club golf course, hole #5 and tee #6, 3 bedrooms plus large bonus room, master bedroom on main, formal living room and dining room, family room with fireplace with gas logs. Kitchen with island/breakfast bar opens to breakfast area plus sitting area. Hickory hardwood floors on main level except baths and laundry room, front porch and rear patio. $447,000. MLS# 07052111. Chip 770-301-6843.
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The Meeting House on Lake Burton
Rainbowâ€™s End on Lake Burton
Clayton, Georgia Endless details were thoughtfully included in this four bedroom, five full and two half bath labor of love. Reclaimed oak flooring and beams, Venetian plaster, exposed brick and custom hand-distressed cabinetry add to the welcoming ambiance. Amenities include a home gym, bunkroom, workshop, 4 garages, potting solarium, celebrity style walkin closets and a 2-story boathouse with spectacular mountain views. Offered at $6,995,000.
Clarkesville, Georgia Extraordinary design, materials and workmanship define this newly constructed five bedroom, five full and three half bath lakefront home. Located on a prominent lot with majestic mountain and lake views, the gracious open floor plan accentuates the heart pine detailing, reclaimed barn wood and turn of the century antique pieces throughout. Enjoy sunset views from the screened porch with stone fireplace, terrace dining area or the 2-stall covered boathouse. Offered at $5,900,000.
Contemporary Farmhouse on Lake Burton
Windrush on Lake Burton
Clayton, Georgia This 5BR/5.5ba contemporary farmhouse combines modern style with rustic details. Oak flooring contrasts antique white painted wood walls and reclaimed roughhewn beams. Big water views span the length of the main floor while spacious bedrooms and bathrooms provide privacy and comfort. A covered rocking chair porch leads to a lakeside stone patio with outdoor fireplace. Enjoy sunset views from the top of the barn wood trimmed boathouse. Offered at $3,350,000.
Clayton, Georgia Enjoy glamorous lakeside entertaining from the lush verandas of this immaculate 7BD/9ba custom French Chateau. Main floor features a master bedroom, formal living room, library, open kitchen with breakfast nook and sitting area. Terrace level includes 2nd kitchen, family room with billiards, guest suite, office, hobby room and gym. Boathouse provides mountain and sunset views. Private guest suite above 3-car garage. Offered at $4,300,000.
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Tuscan Elegance Franklin, Tennessee Enjoy panoramic views from your gated Tuscan Estate. Character abounds in the woodwork and in the architectural elements of this masterfully crafted home. Entertaining is amenable both inside and out. A theatre room, wine cellar, wet bar, fitness and billiards rooms are all located in the immense basement. Outdoor Retreat featuring a climate controlled loggia complete with kitchen, fireplace, entertainment center and additional bathroom. The temperature controlled saltwater pool has a cascading water fall and a relaxing hot tub. The private backyard is fenced and is encompassed with a wooded vista. 8 Bedrooms, 8 Full Baths and 2 Half Baths. 1037 Vaughn Crest.
Old World Craftmanship Nashville, Tennessee This stunning town house is perfect for anyone that is looking for upscale, easy-living surrounded by the convenience of this prime location. 200 year-old brick exterior. Antique and refurbished hardwood floors, ten foot ceilings on main level. Cooks kitchen with granite, stainless Thermador appliances and an abundance of cabinetry. Limestone and marble used in kitchen and baths. Coffered ceilings, exposed beams and Italian plaster walls. Master suite has large private bath and dressing area, as well as a reading room. Personal elevator and stairway to all 3 levels. Screened porch. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. 133 B Woodmont Boulevard.
European Rustic Country Estate Tullahoma, Tennessee This home sits on approximately 135 scenic acres. A small piece of Heaven with rolling hills and magnificent scenery. Open spacious living areas, hardwood wide plank ash floors, mahogany trimmed openings, custom poplar doors. Tall, wide openings create an immediate special feel. Sitting room/family room with massive, old stone fireplace. Kitchen with abundance of custom made cabinets. Stainless appliances, random hardwood floor. Master Bedroom is on the main level. Barn and guest house. State-of-the-art facility, standing seam metal roof. Seven stalls. Beautiful tree lined driveway. A true jewel minutes from Tullahoma. 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths. 561 C K Troxler.
Extraordinary Lifestyle Nashville, Tennessee Gracious foyer has marble floor and arched openings to living, dining and family room. Elegant dining room features heavy molding, recessed portrait lighting, gracious iron and crystal chandelier, and beautiful custom drapes. Family room features coffered 12’ ceilings, built-in bookcases and fireplace with carved wooden mantle surrounded by black granite. Dream kitchen for culinary talent with breakfast area, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, farmhouse sink, and hardwood floors. A master suite has hardwood floors and wonderful natural light from windows and French doors. Patio offers wonderful outdoor living space with privacy and view of manicured garden area. 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths. 5046 Hill Place Drive.
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510 Margaret Street Key West, Florida This beautiful home has been completely and perfectly renovated with superior finishes and quality craftsmanship and includes 510 Margaret Street and adjoining 3 Scheppens Lane. The 3BR, 3BA main house has a vaulted great room opening onto the rear yard and pool, Dade Pine walls and hardwood floors throughout, magazine quality kitchen and gorgeous baths. The 1BR guest cottage has a full bath, fully equipped kitchen and living area. Both houses are designed for entertaining with light filled living areas opening through glass doors to the rear yard. A fantastic property in a very desirable location. $1,749,000. Roger Emmons 305-304-7446
Beachfront Sunset Key Key West, Florida Escape to Sunset Key, the premier Key West waterfront community...it’s just a 3 minute ferry ride to Heaven. This beachfront 4BR/4.5BA private island home with soaring ceilings and view saturated windows everywhere is the perfect getaway. Enjoy lounging on your sunny over-sized balconies or by your beachfront pool. With 2 bedroom suites on each level, there is privacy for all of your guests. Sweeping open water views from most rooms, impact windows, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, wood floors and a garage for that golf cart. Island amenities include full service spa, exercise facility and first class restaurant. $5,500,000. Have others beginning at $3,985,000. Terri Spottswood 305-587-3407
Open Water Estate Key West, Florida Breathtaking 4.5 acre oceanfront estate on Sugarloaf Key. Sand Castle, formerly the Jerry Herman estate, offers multiple homes on a park-like parcel with water on 3 sides. The elegant 8,219sf main home sits on its own beach, has 6BD/7.5BA, ocean views from most every room, , family room with ireplace, formal dining room, sunroom and an enormous game room with wet bar. Other amenities include a home office, pool, lagoon with fountain and waterfall and a garage. Meander over a charming bridge to the 2BD/2BA, guesthouse with its own covered boat. The grounds also include a 2BD/2BA, caretakers home. Truly a rare opportunity to enjoy your own private Sandcastle! $5,999,000. Terri Spottswood 305-587-3407
1317 Grinnell Street Key West, Florida This spectacular home with a modernist edge has been thoroughly and meticulously renovated. Located in the Casa Marina area this home has an open floor plan with high ceilings and beautiful living areas indoors or out. There are three bedrooms including a sensational master with a private outdoor deck,three luxury baths all with Impact windows and doors. Poolside decking, covered lanai and glorious tropical gardens with a separate office/work out room at the, far end of the pool. The tropical gardens provide privacy and calm. $2,495,000. Lynn Kaufelt 305-923-4276
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Epping Forest Built by Alfred I. duPont and his wife, Jessie Ball duPont, in the 1920s, Epping Forest is situated on the banks of the St. Johns River. One of Jacksonville’s premier landmarks, the mansion was a meeting place for industrial giants, heads of state and powerful politicians. It has been completely and lovingly restored to preserve its listing on the National Register of Historic Places and to make it a comfortable home for the Epping Forest Yacht Club. Resident families who elect to join the club enjoy fine dining in the restored mansion, casual dining in the café, lighted tennis courts, six swimming pools, a fullservice fitness center, and a 73-slip marina, all within a 24-hour guard-gated 58-acre estate. Three distinctive lifestyles are enjoyed by the residents of Epping Forest: grand riverfront condominium villas in three buildings priced from the mid-$500,000s; unique “Forest Homes” with private, walled gardens also priced from the mid-$500,000s; and elegant custom homes priced from $1,200,000. Prices and availability vary.
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Jacksonville, Florida This beautifully-maintained condominium Villa features three bedrooms, two baths and magnificent vistas of the St. Johns River from most rooms. Amenities include over 2,100 square feet, a formal dining room, spacious living room, large kitchen, breakfast room, office, sitting room, a screen-enclosed balcony, and a private courtyard off the guest suite. $699,000
Jacksonville, Florida This home features three bedrooms, two full and one half baths, is situated on a beautifully treed private lot, and has it all: spacious rooms, ceiling fans throughout, generous closets, twelve foot ceilings, large windows and magnificent views of the gardens. Additional amenities include a separate dining room, a fireplace in the living room, a family room, and more. $575,000
Jacksonville, Florida This magnificent Mediterranean-style home features too many amenities to mention. Just a few are five bedrooms, five full and one half baths, soaring ceilings and spacious rooms filled with natural light, a large kitchen with granite countertops and an adjacent breakfast room, four fireplaces, a billiard room, office, covered lanai, pool, spa, and the list just goes on! $1,750,000
Selby Kaiser & Linda McMorrow 904-739-7100 8777 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 903 Jacksonville, FL 32217 www.sellinglegends.com
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Desirable Family Home in Heart of John’s Island
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Nestled on a private cul-de-sac, showcasing unobstructed, panoramic views of the Indian River, is this beautifully renovated four-bedroom estate with pool, spa, summer kitchen, boat dock and cabana. Features include 11,800± SF, cypress coffered ceilings, leather-stained Mexican tile floors, generous living spaces with fireplaces, gourmet island kitchen and the entire upper level is dedicated to the luxurious master suite with study affording tree-top views. 120 South Shore Point : $7,200,000
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida A quiet meandering street with no thru traffic and canopied oaks leads you to this three-bedroom home located near the Club. Privacy is paramount. Beautifully updated, this 4,175± SF retreat overlooks a sparkling pool and stunning, multiple fairway and lake views. The generous living room opens onto the expansive lanai showcasing picturesque views. Features include a spacious gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and breakfast area, den, dining room, bar, luxurious master suite and 2-car garage. 191 Clarkson Lane : $2,175,000
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John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Located along a private stretch of the Atlantic Ocean on one of the largest, oceanfront homesites available is this 4BR/4.5BA residence. Sited on a generous 1.49± acre lot, features include 130' of direct ocean frontage, endless ocean views and lush landscaping. Privacy is paramount. Lots size is approximately 130' x 500'. A dune crossover provides private beach access. 676 Ocean Road : $4,250,000
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Next to the Beach Club is this two-story, oceanfront condominium containing 105 suites boasting 590± SF. Perfect for those requiring less room, for use by visiting family/friends, or in the interim while building/ remodeling, the atrium design provides views that overlook the ocean or tropical, courtyard pool. Features include a sleeping area and sitting room, kitchenette, full bath and large walk-in closets. The Beach Club offers superb dining, recreational facilities, and oceanfront pool. Great rental opportunities! Island House : $130,000-$395,000
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John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Located on the highly-desired John’s Island Sound, offering complete privacy as well as magnificent, panoramic, waterfront views is this 2.76± acre homesite. An undisturbed natural preserve and pristine island neighbor this unparalleled parcel creating virtually no neighbors. Its exceptional size and private location allows you to build an estate of true distinction. John’s Island Sound affords an abundance of wildlife and access to unlimited cruising on the Intracoastal Waterway. 810 Manatee Inlet : $5,200,000
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida Located on prestigious Gem Island is this one-of-a-kind, 6BR/9.5BA retreat, designed and built to perfection. High ceilings and custom millwork accent the expansive summer porch with fireplace showcasing breathtaking pool, spa and John’s Island Sound views. Features include luxurious finishes, gourmet kitchen with Butler’s Pantry, walk-in bar, upper level guest suites with sitting area, kitchenette and bunk room, and a dock. Must see to appreciate! 130 Green Turtle Way : $7,600,000
Desirable Courtyard Home Near Beach
Panoramic Ocean Views Abound
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida This beautifully updated 4BR/5.5BA courtyard home is located a short walk to the beach in the quaint seaside setting of Oceanside Village. Boasting 4,172± SF, it offers high privacy walls, lush gardens, pool, sky lights, custom built-ins, and architectural detailing. Features include a voluminous living room with fireplace, family room, gourmet island kitchen with French doors, luxurious master suite and 1BR/1BA guest cabana. 161 Coquille Way : $2,200,000
John’s Island – Vero Beach, Florida The lure of the ocean captivates you upon entering this exceptionally renovated, 3BR/3.5BA condominium. Offered furnished, professionally decorated interiors compliment the tranquil seaside setting. Boasting 2,250± SF, features include stunning panoramic ocean views, custom millwork, tile floors, coffered ceilings, ample storage, full size washer and dryer, luxurious marble appointed bathrooms, and a gourmet, double island kitchen. Enjoy quiet moments overlooking the sparkling ocean views from custom window seats throughout. 850 Beach Road #279 : $1,995,000
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Exquisite Mediterranean Masterpiece Safety Harbor, Florida Exquisite Mediterranean Architectural Masterpiece on both Tampa Bay’s salt-water harbor plus fresh water lake! This superb 2008 waterfront estate and complete guesthouse offer a rare tapestry created by high-style design and a magnificent sun-drenched floor plan encompassing luxurious appointments, Travertine floors, 5 fireplaces, gourmet island kitchen with granite breakfast bar plus separate breakfast room, 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths, study, 2 additional offices, game room, infinity-edge pool and 2 spa fountains, tremendous travertine veranda and pool decking, travertine circular drive, 3-car side-entry garage, “smart house” remote controls, bay dock, and so much more! Offered at $3,750,000.
White Trout Lake Luxury Waterfront Estate Tampa, Florida Tremendous private gated White Trout Lake luxury waterfront estate offering a rare Florida lifestyle, excellent central location convenient to Tampa’s amenities, including professional sports, the arts, international-level shopping, major business centers, top hospitals, universities, private schools, Tampa International Airport, and access to Gulf beaches. This estate offers the finest of luxury upgrades, design, craftsmanship, and amenities from volume ceilings, beautiful columns, attractive archways, a large gourmet island kitchen, full theatre room, numerous large glass expanses with spectacular views of the ski lake, pool, spa, 2-story boat dock, and marvelous lakefront sunsets that will last and thrill forever!!! Offered at $1,950,000.
Traditional Brick Waterfront Estate Odessa, Florida This 4.41-acre luxury Odessa 3-story traditional brick estate was built in 1997 by one of Odessa’s finest builders as his family’s personal residence. This exceptional home features exquisite workmanship, design, and expensive materials and upgrades throughout. Double electronic entry iron gates; oversized saltwater pool, spa, and deck; large covered boat dock with lift; plus a covered gazebo on ski-size Lake Calm; a separate guest house with full kitchen, bathroom, great room, plenty of extra storage, as well as 3+ additional car garages. This showplace home offers a superb waterfront lifestyle and the serenity desired by many. Offered at $2,200,000.
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, overlooking a breakfast bar, a dining room, and a large adjacent family room with high ceilings, a tall fireplace, 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. Offered at $1,100,000.
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Builder’s Clearwater Luxury Estate Clearwater, Florida Imagine a 2010 private, electronic-double-gated and walled Clearwater 2.98 acre, 14,000 sq.-ft.-living-area, 22,480 total-sq.-ft.; a 2-story-screened, deep and massive diving/lap pool with huge spa, water-polo area, and phenomenal stone deck; 2 separate oversized 2.5 car garages; 6 bedrooms; 9.5 bathrooms; lighted Har-Tru tennis court, and full basketball court; super-luxurious gourmet double island chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar, crowd-friendly family/media/game room; spectacular oversized living, dining, foyer, and professional study with extensive built-in luxury cabinetry, plus a full-multi-desk office. This builder’s personal and unique estate and property cost over $6,000,000 to build. Offered at $4,000,000.
Outstanding Open-Water Masterpiece Apollo Beach, Florida OUTSTANDING TAMPA BAY OPEN-WATER MASTERPIECE! This luxurious resortstyle Mediterranean bay-front estate offers a rare, spectacular horizon accented by downtown skylines of both Tampa and St. Petersburg; scenic islands; yachts and cruise ships, and a lifetime of spectacular everchanging sunsets across a massive infinity-edge pool. Upon entering the electronic gates of this superb palm and tropical landscaped property, you will be impressed by the circular stone-paved driveway and motor court. A superb “man’s cave,” and poolside summer kitchen and granite bar are great new additions to this bay-front paradise. Capture this remarkable lifestyle of memorable occasions! Offered at $1,900,000.
Elegant Waterfront Estate Apollo Beach, Florida This elegant 2006 Mediterranean gated waterfront estate commands the point at the end of the cul-de-sac in Mira Bay’s gated Bay Estates. Upon entering custom wood entry doors into a high foyer, you are impressed by the interior warmth, beauty, luxury upgrades and design, including wood planked flooring, huge sliding glass pocket doors with beautiful views of the pool, spa, and waterfront, as well as a large sunlight-drenched dining room. The double- island gourmet chef’s kitchen features granite counters, custom wood soft-close cabinets, large adjacent massive SubZero refrigerator and separate freezer, large Wolf gas range, double ovens, 2-prep sinks, rare onyx backsplash, spacious walk-in pantry, and nearby wine cooler. Plus superb 4-car garage and heavy boatlift! Offered at $1,495,000.
Spectacular Views of Lake Keystone Odessa, Florida Spectacular panoramic views across the largest section of Lake Keystone!!!This Rare 6.709 acre vacant land parcel has 137 feet along Crawley Road and approximately 395 feet of shoreline. It can be purchased separately or along with the two adjacent lots (MLS # T2587355 and MLS # T2587356)north of it to comprise an 18.298 acre package at a combined list price of $3,400,000 or at an average list price of $185,813 per acre. Note that during June 2013 a 2-acre Lake Keystone vacant land parcel along Bantry Place sold for $1,070,000 or $535,000 per acre. Call for additional details and survey. Offered at $1,200,000.
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1570 Harbor Cay Lane Longboat Key, Florida Majestic bayfront living in the secluded Harbor section of Bay Isles on Longboat Key. Ideal for the avid boater sited on a deep protected channel with seawall frontage and sufficient dockage for a vessel over 35-feet as well as double jet ski lifts. 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 1 half baths, 5,952 Sq Ft. $3,995,000. www.Premiersir.com/id/4400322. Cheryl Loeffler 941-302-9674 Cheryl.Loeffler@sothebysrealty.com
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5311 Sunrise Lane #A Holmes, Florida New construction on Anna Maria Island. This brilliant custom Classic Revival style home showcases exquisite bay views from all levels. Stunning attention to detail is combined with master craftsmanship resulting in beautiful yet practical home capturing the island charm of Anna Maria. 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths, 3,329 Sq Ft. $2,199,000. www.PremierSIR. com/id/4478422. Terry Hayes 941-302.3100 Terry.Hayes@sothebysrealty.com
600 Birdie Lane Longboat Key, Florida Exceptional attention to detail, nothing was overlooked, this spectacular Longboat Key estate is perfectly positioned on an expansive corner lot surrounded by the gentle warm waters of Sarasota Bay. The materials and finished throughout this home exude waterfront sophistication. 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths, 5,047 Sq Ft. $3,495,000. www.PremierSIR.com/id/4450687. Thomas Netzel 630-803-8039 Thomas.Netzel@sothebysrealty.com
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The CounTry Club of louisiana Centuries old oaks and magnolias combined with scenic lakes and historic bluffs create the natural setting for The Country Club of Louisiana. Developed in 1985, this gated community boasts beautiful custom homes, a Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, and a majestic Louisiana plantation clubhouse with tennis and swimming facilities. The Country Club of Louisiana is one of the finest residential and recreational communities in the United States and is located just 60 minutes from New Orleans in south Baton Rouge, on Highland Road, about a quarter of a mile off Interstate 10, at the Highland Road Perkins Road exit.
19146 W. Muirfield Dr. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana Designed by world renouned architect A. Hays Town! Located on the golf course. Enter through an A. Hays Town signature entrance and view the many amenities; brick arches, old brick and pine floors, antique pine ceiling beams, and antique interior doors. Plenty of space with a formal living room, a huge multi-purpose dining room, large upstairs master suite, and a live in kitchen with a brick fireplace. This home is inundated with character, charm, and quality! MLS# B1313341. $1,350,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
18009 E. Augusta Dr. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana Architect Al Jones Jewel on the golf course! This classic but modern home has charm, quality, and ambiance! Enter the impressive foyer with wide plank pine floors and a classic staircase. The large kitchen has been updated with new appliances and white marble countertops. The master bedroom wing is an oasis that includes a sitting area, two master baths and a work out area. Private courtyards and a slate roof. MLS# B1306336. $1,749,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
17918 Augusta Pointe Ct. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana 400 feet of golf course and Country Club of Louisiana Club House views! A grand Southern entrance with a huge “dog trot’ foyer and elegant curved staircase. Extra large rooms with 12-foot ceilings, old wide-plank pine floors, floor to ceiling windows, and custom millwork and doors. The media wing takes the entertainment aspect to a whole new level: includes separate bedroom, bath, and wine bar. The exterior includes the ultimate in Southern elegance with wrap around porches, slate roof, hurricane shutters, gas lanterns, and automatic privacy gates. The classic design and elegance of this home will last forever! MLS# B1207951. $1,895,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
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Burns & Company at the gates of The Country Club of Louisiana 17400 Memorial Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 • 11412 Lake Sherwood Ave N, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Email: QuitaCutrer@burnsandco.com • Phone: (800) 375-0608 • Cell: (225) 413-8874
19120 Honors Pointe Ct. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this one-level split floor plan designed by Architect Al Jones offers a spacious home and separate guest house with scenic views of the championship golf course and wildlife preserve. A fabulous entry courtyard provides the perfect transition to quality custom finishes that compliment the timeless architectural design. Perfect for entertaining, the deep rear porch and outdoor kitchen offer stunning views. Fabulous large master bedroom with private study and large white marble master bath with his and her closets. MLS# B1315408. $1,795,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
17514 Masters Pointe Ct. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana AMAZING VIEWS! Enter the front door and prepare to be dazzled! Large living room with old pine floors and fireplace open onto a glassed in sunroom with travertine floors and the most amazing golf course views. This home has a gourmet kitchen with updated appliances and beamed ceilings, large master bedroom with a renovated marble bath that has it all, and a separate study. Great one level split floor plan located on a corner lot. MLS# B1302834. $795,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
19323 Links Ct. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana Fabulous lake views! Enter this custom one level home through a lush courtyard into a large foyer with views straight to the lake. The large kitchen and keeping area has all the current appliances, a large granite island, and cypress cabinets.The living room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tranquil lake and a special outdoor space surrounded by balustrades, stone porches, and terraces. This home has all the amenities for today’s living! MLS# B1209202. $1,295,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
17902 Augusta Pointe Ct. The counTry club of louisiana, baTon rouge, louisiana Located on the golf course! Designed by Remson Haley Herpin Architects, this house has it all. A brick walled courtyard with a deep porch and lap pool gives an additional living space with ultimate privacy. An octagon-glassed porch with a massive brick fireplace, cypress-domed ceiling and brick floors gives an additional private space. Travertine and wood flooring, special plaster finished walls, high ceilings and lots of natural light are just a few more special features. MLS# B1303412, $1,895,000. Call Quita Cutrer 225-413-8874.
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Burns & Company at the gates of The Country Club of Louisiana 17400 Memorial Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 • 11412 Lake Sherwood Ave N, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Email: QuitaCutrer@burnsandco.com • Phone: (800) 375-0608 • Cell: (225) 413 -8874
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Cherry Creek North Denver, Colorado Great six plus one bedroom, five bath single family home in Cherry Creek North with four levels of living space. Main floor offers formal living and dining rooms, office/library, gourmet kitchen with informal dining and adjoining family room that opens to backyard patio. Second floor features a master suite and two additional bedrooms plus stairs to third floor offering two bedrooms, with Jack â€™n Jill bath; a great teenager, office or studio area. Lower level features high ceilings, theater, full kitchen with informal dining, family room, wine room, and bedroom. $1,495,000
Washington Park Denver, Colorado Rarely does a location like this come available on the Park. Beautiful two-story period home with gorgeous woodwork and details offers a center hall plan, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, family room, plus spacious TV/great room (easy office/billiard room). The master with sitting area, fivepiece bath, and views over the park, plus two additional bedrooms and bath are up. Lower level with private outdoor entrance offers three additional conforming bedrooms, Âž bath, and laundry. $1,095,000
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An Architectural Masterpiece with Modern Sophistication Cherry Hills Village, Colorado Nestled on a private 2.28 acre site in a prestigious Cherry Hills enclave sites this nearly 20,000 square foot modern masterpiece. Rarely does an estate of this magnitude become available; offering dramatic design elements combined with sophisticated materials brings you this contemporary home rich in style and designed for living. Six bedrooms suites, 13 baths, 2 gourmet kitchens, full-size gym, hair salon, 12 plus car/garage, tennis, pool and so much more are sure to impress. $6,750,000
Country Club Denver, Colorado Stately brick Denver Square was originally built in 1909 and renovated for todayâ€™s family. The wide center hall staircase flanks formal living and dining rooms, a cozy study with fireplace features original bookcases and the family kitchen with built-in bench informal dining opens to step-down family room with French doors to covered flagstone patio. The master suite features a sitting area, his and her walk-in closets with built-ins, a 5 piece bath with double vanity and separate water closet. Two addâ€™l 2nd floor bedrooms with Jack â€˜n Jill full bath and a large landing offers a cozy sitting area. Front or back staircase to 2nd floor access the live-in quarters with separate kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms and full bath. The lower level features large rec room, 6th bedroom with built-in cabinets, full bath, 2nd laundry, workshop and mechanicals. $2,390,000
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Panoramic Mountain Views Lafayette, Colorado Prized location in gated enclave of six distinctive homes just east of Boulder. Borders open space with panoramic pastoral and mountain views. A gardenerâ€™s paradise on over an acre. One of a kind contemporary design with 6,100 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, and 3 car garage. Soaring beamed ceilings, walls of view windows and floor to ceiling stone fireplace highlight the huge great room. Sunroom opens to patio with brick fireplace and gas grill, deck with hot tub, and walkways through incredible flower gardens. $1,595,000. Stu Wright, 303-541-1900, email@example.com.
White Hawk Ranch Boulder, Colorado Exquisite residence set on a manicured acre at White Hawk Ranch offering indoor elegance plus outdoor living. Over 10,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 7 fireplaces and 5 patios featuring a wood burning sandstone fireplace, a water feature, and a built-in grill. Dynamic spaces include huge great room with massive arched beams, master suite with gym and steam shower, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, and 1,000 bottle wine cellar. A home of this caliber abounds in quality amenities and custom features. $3,950,000. Stu Wright, 303541-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Magnificent Colorado Estate Cordillera, Colorado Nestled within 7,000+ acres of fertile, high country ranchland and dramatic Rocky Mountain peaks, is Cordillera, an extraordinary private mountain golf community with three distinctive courses. Located 20 miles from the Vail/Eagle Regional Airport and minutes from the legendary ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, the Cordillera community is the epitome of casual, mountain living with a twist of refinement. 541 Saddle Ridge: Commanding Gore Range and Sawatch Mountain views create the perfect backdrop for this magnificent 5 bedroom residence situated on 1.4 acres and adjacent to an open preserve. Fifteen foot entry doors welcome you into a great room with soaring ceilings and large picture windows, custom woodwork, and copper bar. The gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, butlerâ€™s pantry, formal dining, study and generous master suite are all found on the entry level, with guest suites and game room below. High-end finishes and impeccable attention to detail throughout complete the luxurious residence found only minutes inside Cordilleraâ€™s private gate. www.ronbyrne.com / www.cordillera-vail.com
Unparalleled Luxury and Convenience Beaver Creek, Colorado Beaver Creek consistently ranks as one of the most popular ski resorts in North America and offers the best of resort living, including fine dining, theater, visual arts, shopping, a championship golf course and unlimited hiking and biking. Skiing in Beaver Creek is a unique experience with a wide variety of terrain and a European village-to-village skiing experience that links Beaver Creek with its sister resorts of Bachelor Gulch and Arrowhead. 66 Village Walk: Discover the true meaning of ski-in/ski-out, with this four bedroom, five bath luxurious residence situated on Beaver Creek Mountain. Step out your back door into knee-deep powder and ski home at the end of the day to warm by the fire or relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Tucked just above Beaver Creek Village, the convenience of this home is second to none. Truly a masterpiece, the creation fo 66 Village Walk entailed the highest attention to detail and perfection. Tucked above Beaver Creek Village and located directly on Dally ski run, we invite you to tour the best that Beaver Creek has to offer. www.ronbyrne.com / www.beavercreekestate.com
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How Do You Put a Price on Paradise? Breckenridge, Colorado LIVE THE COLORADO LIFESTYLE. This is the classic “log home on the river” that dreams are made of! Over 1/3 of a mile of the Blue River meanders through the 12+ acres past this hand-crafted log home with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths, each basking in magnificent views. FISH FROM YOUR DECK in Gold Medal quality waters, or in just minutes SKI the world-class slopes at Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Vail and Beaver Creek. This rare parcel includes your own island and fish habitat, oh yes, and a gym, 4 car garage, a vaulted living area and main level master suite with a rock fireplace. This legacy property is now being offered for the first time ever, perfect for generations to come. $2,950,000 www.loghomeontheblueriver.com
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Downtown Breckenridge Breckenridge, Colorado Elegant mountain estate home borders town park on big 2 acre lot, one of the BEST LOTS in town. The home savors a commanding view over downtown to the Ski Resort and entire 10 Mile Range. Top quality construction throughout this 5,800 SF home includes 4 luxurious suites, and a lower level that can adapt to any purpose, like home theatre, recreation room, caretaker or mother-in-law apartment. The 4 car garage leaves room for all the toys. Hike right from home to trail system, or stroll downtown to shops, restaurants, and concerts. $2,450,000 www.breckenridgedreamhome.com
COLORADO+ Breckenridge, Colorado A classic of the genre. Hewn beams, sandstone floors, log trusses and a stone fireplace set the unmistakable tone of rustic elegance. The well built 4356 sf home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a commanders kitchen overlooking the great room and dining area. Enjoy panoramic mountain views that include the Breckenridge Ski resort and one of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks, among many others. Access private, year-round amenities that complete the dreamcome-true second home. . . private stables, a boat house, a fully equipped skeet range, tennis court and trail system as an owner at Spruce Valley Ranch. $1,950,000 www.737sprucevalleydr.com
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Elegance and Charm
Paradise Valley, Arizona As ideal for elegant entertaining as it is for luxuriously laidback living, this stunning Spanish-style home boasts sun-splashed rooms graced with long lingering archways, walls of windows and wood-trimmed French exits. Magnificent wood and granite kitchen. Plethora of alfresco patios nearly wraparound pristine desert gardens. Guest quarters w/kitchenette, bath. Pool, pond, putting green. 5BD/5.5BA in 6,617 SF. Offered at $2,195,000. MLS#5009989. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/877709.
Scottsdale, Arizona Tucked inside the secluded gated community of Desert Summit, this gorgeous home is snuggled against lush open desert, creating an ambience of complete peace and privacy. Light-filled formal rooms. Stunning kitchen/ family room complex w/striking fireplace, art niches, architectural details. Huge loft/office w/expansive desert, mountain views. Sprawling flagstone patios, boulder-waterfall pool. 5BD/3.5BA in 4,327 SF. Offered at $862,000. MLS#5009963. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/1069365.
Paradise Valley, Arizona Flattered by full views of Camelback and Mummy Mountains, this sleek contemporary dazzles with an ultra-modern look and feel. Designed to support important art, grand furniture. Phenomenal showplace entertainer’s kitchen rivaling the finest restaurant in appointments, finishes, fixtures. Open gathering areas segue out sliding glass walls to patios, sundeck-surrounded pool/spa. Alfresco kitchen. 4BD/4BA in 6,740 SF. Offered at $3,450,000. MLS#5001686. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/1052232.
Paradise Valley, Arizona Wrapped around the middle of Marshmallow Mountain, this stunning contemporary estate overlooks the PV golf course, downtown Phoenix and the majestic Camel’s Head. Filled with artistic glass, wood, stone. Dramatic stairway entry with walls of glass, breathtaking views. Great room pivots around two-story fireplace, bar/entertainment complex. Sleek kitchen. Wow-worthy master suite. Loft with big views. 3BD/3.5BA in 5,603 SF. Offered at $2,750,000. MLS#5000701. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/1070517.
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Magnificent New Estate
Paradise Valley, Arizona A traditional elegant estate on one of the most desirable 2.25 acres estate lots in Paradise Valley. Privately gated with mtn. Courtyard entry to very generous formal spaces. The kitchen complex is stunning. The family room/game room/media room flow together seamlessly and open on to deep view porches/patios. There is a day spa, library, office, maids quarters and wine room. Outside is a giant pool, tennis court, and art studio set in lush gardens and groves. 6BD/9BA in 12,069 SF. Offered at $5,000,000. MLS#5006294. Home tour at www.tourfactory.com/1060383.
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 www.tourfactory.com/920431.
World’s Most Romantic
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 with 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 www.tourfactory.com/837607.
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 www.tourfactory.com/910135.
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A Sanctuary of Unrivaled Beauty and Integrity Galisteo, New Mexico Galisteo Basin Preserve - Flywheel Ranch of the Galisteo Basin Preserve is an incomparable 5,280 acre property overlooking Santa Fe County’s spectacular Galisteo Basin. Flywheel Ranch offers panoramic views of one of northern New Mexico’s most distinctive landscapes. $12,000,000 MLS #201205485. Don DeVito and Matt Desmond 505-670-1289
A Very Private Location, Just 45 Minutes From Santa Fe Serafina, New Mexico Just completed in 2011, this is a ranch compound like no other. Step back to the year 1860 while still enjoying robust infrastructure, high-speed connectivity and modern green high performance construction. 5 br, 6 ba, 6,791 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 520 acres . $4,950,000 MLS #201304416. Don DeVito and Matt Desmond 505-670-1289 / Mike Perraglio 505-660-9999
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A Tuscan Estate with Commanding Views of the City Santa Fe, New Mexico Located on gorgeous Circle Drive, this private one-of-a-kind compound is perched on a 2.93acre knoll overlooking the city of Santa Fe and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This is a special estate with incredible in-town location. 5 br, 8 ba, 12,000 sq.ft. $4,500,000 MLS #201302451. Don DeVito and Matt Desmond 505-670-1289
An Exceptional Eastside Santa Fe Property Santa Fe, New Mexico Soft contemporary designed home and full guesthouse in an exceptional setting on the east side of Santa Fe. The house opens up with in a great room concept, with ample glass sliding doors leading outside, and a unique architectdesigned ceiling. 3 br, 5 ba, 3,483 sq.ft., 1 acre. $1,095,000 MLS #201303577. Don DeVito and Matt Desmond 505-670-1289
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Picosa Ranch FLORESVILLE, TEXAS Picosa Ranch, former home of Governor John B. and Nellie Connally, has outstanding infrastructure for hunting, entertaining and events. The property features a main house with over 8,200 square feet, a four bedroom guesthouse, lighted air strip, hunting lodge with private suites, luxury pools, tennis court, skeet range, party barn, fish camp and much more! This incredible South Texas ranch boasts exotics, whitetail and cattle which roam the highly improved and captivating 543 +/- acres. Adjacent 1700 +/- acres available for lease. $7,950,000 Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Comal County BULVERDE, TEXAS Find this spectacular Hill Country home on over 182+/- wildlife exempt acres! From the gated entrance as you pass the guest house the paved road begins to crest the hill where over 6,300 square feet of fine living space awaits. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 1 half bath, formal dining room, living room and media room. Key details include a gourmet kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances and a temperature controlled wine room. Take the elevator to the luxurious master suite with captivating views, cozy fireplace, workout room and private study. The property also features a stocked pond. $3,900,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Gillespie County FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS Inspired by European countryside, this treasured ranch harbors gracious living, stunning improvements and rare proximity to historic Fredericksburg. Grand space, graceful arches, columns, and an architectural staircase integrate rich natural materials and subtle elegance. The estate features state-of-the-art AV and lighting, fixtures and appliances. The design includes an elevator, butler’s pantry, wine cellar, media room, loggia with grill kitchen, 1100 square foot guest house and metal barn. The residence is set on 95+/- acres edged by a 4 acre stocked pond. $4,000,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
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Sendero Ranch SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS This gorgeous 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom built home is situated in the enchanting Texas Hill Country. Even the most discerning buyer will appreciate the serene backyard oasis with lush landscaping and multiple gathering and entertaining areas. Notice the opulent open floor plan with a large master suite and a downstairs gym. Secluded, private property is the embodiment of sumptuous country living that is only minutes away from shopping and restaurants. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! $1,000,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Terrell Hills SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Enjoy this wonderful estate home which is nestled on .62 +/- acres in prestigious Terrell Hills. Over 6,800 square feet of luxurious splendor awaits you including 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 3 half baths. This home features an open kitchen, multiple living areas, a wine room, study, media room, workout room and formal dining room. Enjoy entertaining poolside, or relax indoors by the fire. Endless opportunities! $1,795,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Gorgeous Rock Home BOERNE, TEXAS
Watch axis and fallow deer roam this remarkable 22 +/- acre high fenced, AG exempt, groomed land! Once you drive through the gated entry this rustic Hill Country home is sure to impress! A 4,064 square foot rock home with metal roof features elevated ceilings, luxurious master suite, and well-thought-out split floor plan. Enjoy the private study as well as the living room which features a grand floorto-ceiling rock fireplace. Expansive covered patio, open kitchen and wet bar bode well for easy entertaining and family life. Great location in desirable Boerne ISD. $1,200,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
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Blanco River WIMBERLEY, TEXAS Enjoy this stunning property with over 1/2 mile of Blanco River frontage on 214 +/- acres which can be subdivided. The outdoor area is perfect for enjoying the cool Hill Country breeze with dual balconies and a dazzling pool and spa. Retreat to the downstairs master suite with a luxury bath and direct access to the pool. There is abundant space for friends and family on the property, including a private 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath guest house with a cozy fireplace. The barn on the property makes for a fantastic horse facility with 6 stalls and living quarters. $4,750,000 Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Hill Country Village SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS This Luxurious estate offers ultimate privacy in desirable Hill Country Village! This exquisite 6,472 square foot home sits on 2 +/- acres of manicured grounds behind a gated entry. The estate features a gourmet kitchen, 2 living areas, formal dining room, climate controlled wine cellar and much more. Gracious splendor awaits in every room such as a gorgeous master with sitting area, luxury bath, private patio and fireplace. Enjoy the park like landscaping and amenities such as sparkling pool, outdoor kitchen and private tennis court. $1,350,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Panoramic Views TAPATIO SPRINGS, TEXAS An extraordinary home in a private setting with panoramic views of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, overlooking the Tapatio Springs Golf Course. This fully-appointed home with sophisticated design boasts a gourmet kitchen, spacious and elegant rooms with stunning details throughout the 6,208 square foot house. A beautiful covered patio and manicured gardens complete this masterpiece. Perfect for the most discriminating buyer. $2,000,000. Rick Kuper 210.240.8282
Central San Antonio 800-584-5400 • North San Antonio 800-337-0333 • Hill Country 800-419-5682 • Stone Oak 800-982-1447 • www.KuperRealty.com
Written by B. B. Smith
ustin wears many hats — depending on your interest. It’s known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” “Silicon Hills” (for the mushrooming technology industries), eastern gateway to the famed Texas Hill Country, the beginning of the American Southwest. Everyone associates Willie Nelson with Austin. But add to this country music legend’s name notables such as George W. Bush, Lance Armstrong, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Larry Gatlin, Marsha Gay Hardin, Molly Ivins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Matthew McConaughey, the list goes on and on. In fact, the stream of actors alone is almost never-ending given the number of movies filmed in this picturesque setting, including The Alamo, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (a true story!), Capote, Courage Under Fire, Fandango, Hope Floats, Michael, Miss Congeniality I & II, Nadine, and the TV series Friday Night Lights and Lonesome Dove.
It’s no wonder, then, that the luxury home market in Austin is not just thriving, it’s exploding under the guidance of high end realtors such as Turnquist Partners Realtors, Inc. Incredible views of rolling hills and blue, blue lakes have attracted the highly-paid executives of numerous Fortune 500 markets now based, or with prominent regional offices, in the Austin area. Whole Foods Market, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, Samsung and 3M are just a few of the corporations that have helped Austin belie the national trend by maintaining relatively stable home values, according to the city’s Business Journal. Thanks to these companies, and the presence of the State Government, the University of Texas and numerous other universities, housing starts are also continuing to rise, with luxury subdivisions a major component.
Austin’s ever-expanding film and arts scenes have attracted a highlyeducated, forward-thinking workforce which, in turn, has created what Money Magazine recognized in 2011, naming Austin second in the “Best Places to Live” among “Big Cities.”
Turnquist Partners specializes in such properties, including lavish estates, luxurious condominiums, trend-setting lofts, spectacular golf communities and breathtaking waterfront properties, as well as acres of farm and ranch land. Like most Austin residents, Steve and Michele Turnquist refer to themselves as “Austinites.” A dynamic Austin couple with more than 50 years of combined real estate experience, they have well earned their reputation as Central Texas luxury home market leaders.
Add to these kudos, the title “City of the Violet Crown,” a wintertime violet glow across the hills just after sunset, a testimony to Austin’s unique, lake-filled position at the intersection of four major ecological regions. Austin and the Texas Hill Country are so bound up with Texas’ picturesque history, it’s alive around every corner.
Austinites are incredibly friendly, proudly eclectic, reflecting the classic Texas independence, and fiercely protective of small, unique local businesses. A delightful community sense of humor (with always an eye to side benefits) pervades Austinites, who recently adopted the unofficial slogan: “Keep Austin Weird.”
As the Capital of Texas, which has produced two United States Presidents and too many national political figures to list, Austin is always au courant with what’s happening in D.C. And, it’s true: Everything’s bigger in the Lone Star State. The State Capital’s dome stands seven feet higher than the U.S. Capital’s dome in D.C.
Typical example — they revel in the fact that Austin has the largest urban bat colony in the world, under the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Far from being a threat to humans, these shy creatures appear as if by city decree for mind-boggling departures and safe returns to their well-protected lair, creating a $7.9 million tourist attraction!
Selma Hughes – 115 Acres
Austin, Texas This beautiful, 8,500-sqare-foot, Texas limestone estate is situated on 3.98 acres of lush, manicured lawn with 312 feet of Lake Travis waterfront. Features include marble floors; a glass wall with spectacular views of the pool, terrace and lake Travis; an elevator; oak parquet flooring; 4 fireplaces; a spacious master suite with private balcony and a bathroom with an adjoining exercise room and sauna; 3 separate quest suites with private baths; a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area; an office/guest suite with a bedroom, bath and full kitchen; and laundry connections above the garage. Offered at $7,500,000.
Austin, Texas 115 acre ranch on the shores of beautiful Lake Austin with over 1850 ft of waterfront. This property is one of the last available large parcels of land on this pristine lake and features gently sloping terrain with pecan and oak trees covering the acreage. You will have protected views from this in town Ranch because of the location across from Balcones Canyon Land Preserve. Award winning schools with convenient stores and restaurants are minutes away. Truly a special place. Offered at $24,800,000.
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Selma Huges – 2 Acres
Austin, Texas This home was voted as the most iconic home for Austin in the Red fin Iconic Homes of America competition. Stunning 8,429 sq. ft., custom home with 9,862 total covered living area. Home features include a private entrance garden with Spanish deco fountain with fireplace and side entrance casita with kitchenette. Interior boosts 6 beds, 6.5 baths, 4 living, 2 dining, media room, 4 car garage, pool, summer kitchen, top of the line appliances, eat in wine room, pecan floors, exquisite designer touches. Offered at $3,395,000.
Austin, Texas Three two-acre lots starting at $1,995,000 - $2,495,000. These properties are the last available waterfront lots on the pristine Lake Austin. The lots are 2 acres featuring gently sloping terrain with pecan and oak trees. Enjoy the protected views of the location across from Balcones Canyon Lane Preserve from all lots. Award winning schools with convenient stores and restaurants are minutes away from this incredible waterfront property.
Michele Turnquist – 512.431.1121; M@Turnquistpartners.com
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1601 Creek Road
Austin, Texas Meticulously landscaped 1.09 acres, private, backs to greenbelt located in gated enclave in Eanes ISD. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 3 living areas home has open and flowing floor plan. Gorgeous walnut wood floors, chef’s dream kitchen granite counters, double oven, gas range, custom cabinets. Fabulous backyard pool oasis. Master bedroom has true spa feel with separate bath tub and walk in shower, custom cabinets and his and hers closets. Offered at $1,795,000.
Austin, Texas First time on the market pristine 207 acre ranch on ¾ mile of Onion Creek. Swim, fish, kayak on your on slice of heaven. Main house is 2 bedrooms, 2 bath a true Santa Barbara Mission style home. 2 bedroom 2 bath historic guest house was brought here from Ruidoso, NM and reconstructed using mortar and log construction. 4 stall barn with feed and tack room, bunk house and full bath. 2 bedroom foreman’s house is located near barn for convenience. This property is conveniently located 5 minutes from downtown Dripping Springs. Offered at $5,400,000.
27119 Waterfall Hill
Austin, Texas Hill top oasis enjoy the sunsets over Lake Travis and Hill Country views! This custom built home has 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 living, 2 fireplaces, and 20 X 40 Brazilian Redwood deck. Hickory floors enhance the warmth of this home, custom wall finishes, gourmet kitchen, granite counters, “Dacor” gas stove, pantry, in home office, custom wrought iron both inside and out. Back yard boasts pool with water feature and beautiful oak trees for shade. Offered at $749,900.
Austin, Texas White Limestone single story Hill Country Ranch style home, on 2.09 acres in gated Arnold Palmer Championship golf course sub-division. Other amenities include , club house, pool, spa, tennis courts and fitness center. This home is 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 2 living areas and office. Kitchen is perfect for entertaining with double ovens and large center island. Great workshop or office off of garage heated and air-conditioned. Beautiful courtyard style pool with beach entry. Offered at $849,000
Lynn Robin – 512.736.8822; LynnRobin@Lynnsellsaustin.com
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1609 Seaside Drive Beachtown, Galveston Island, Texas This majestic home at 1609 Seaside is a landmark in Galveston’s exclusive Beachtown community. Located on the east end of the island where nature is actually making the beaches wider, Beachtown has been called the “Hamptons of the South.” Designed by Milosav Cekic and built by Gulf Coast Custom Homes, the home originated with the best craftsmen and was completed in the same fashion. No expense was spared. Per the architect, “The house occupies one of the four most prominent BEACHFRONT lots in Beachtown. It terminates the passage between the town center and the ocean and stands next to the gazebo at the start of the dune walkover. The house is strongly inspired by tradition in general, and by a wealth of Galveston’s architectural heritage, in particular. It uses both Victorian and Gothic elements to create a house as stately as some of the great historic houses still standing on Galveston’s Broadway. “ The home is over 5,000 square feet on 4 levels. It features 7 bedrooms, 7 1/2 bathrooms, exercise room with infrared sauna, elevator, custom 100 year old French Oak wide plank floors, tongue and groove 8” paneling on interior walls, state-of-theart home automation, two fireplaces, study, library, wet bars and designer lighting. The kitchen leaves nothing to the imagination with Sub Zero and Wolf appliances, including a steamer, 2 sets of Fisher & Paykel dual drawer dishwashers, Butler’s Pantry, honed Carrera marble Island and honed slate perimeter counters. Water views are found throughout the home and on over an additional 1,700 square feet of covered porches. The home was professionally decorated and is being offered furnished including many antique pieces and lighting.
Kelly Kelley Broker / Owner CPA, RSPS, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO Phone 281-794-9463 • Fax 803-947-0430 www.KellyKelley.com • Kelly@KellyKelley.com “Galveston Is My Home. Galveston is My Business.” 86
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.
Kelly Kelley Broker / Owner CPA, RSPS, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO Phone 281-794-9463 • Fax 803-947-0430 www.KellyKelley.com • Kelly@KellyKelley.com “Galveston Is My Home. Galveston is My Business.” 87
Royal Oaks Country Club Houston, Texas Magnificent 5/5+3/4 in gated Estate section overlooking lake and the Fred Couplesâ€™ signature golf course. Reception hall with floating staircase and domed ceiling; formals; den with beamed ceiling; wood paneled library; gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero, 2 Meile dishwashers, 6+burner gas, 3 ovens, 2 wine coolers; master bedrooms up and down, downstairs master with his/hers closets. Extra rooms include media, game, craft, exercise and planning center. The expansive pavilion and veranda feature living area with fireplace, summer kitchen, mosquito system and 60â€™ pool,. Amenities include travertine and cherry hardwoods, Anderson windows, leaded glass doors and transoms, 7 fireplaces, filtered water, elevator, 2 stairs, Texas basement, geothermal HVAC, and 4-car garage. $4,650,000. Clarann McCoy 281-493-3880, cell 713-882-3600, email@example.com
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Memorial Houston, Texas A masterpiece in Memorial, this unique gated compound, with 4+ acres of lush land, mature trees fountains, rotundas, fountains and spectacular grounds, boasts two large homes. Majestic gates provide a dramatic welcome, while secured courtyards provide the ultimate privacy and protection. The principal home is a fabulous Italian villa with 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths and 2 half bathrooms. Built for grand scale entertaining, with enormous room sizes, abundant light and soaring frescoed ceilings, this amazing property includes formals, a ballroom, a family room, a sunroom, a game room, and a fabulous outdoor retreat with oversized Roman pool, statuary and several fountains. Adjacent to the beautiful dining room, the kitchen and butlerâ€™s pantry have granite counters and abundant cabinetry. The master retreat includes separate his and hers areas with large closets. This property also has a greenhouse, an aviary for large birds, a tree house and many other amenities. $3,950,000. Enid Cruise-Cleland, 713-341-1602, cell 713-444-8814, email@example.com
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old Beach, Oregon. This majestic 10,000+ square foot Cape Cod style home is perched gracefully atop 45 pristine forested acres with magnificent views up and down the Pacific Ocean coast as well as the famous Rogue River. Harrison Ridge Estate delights with its close proximity to myriad outdoor activities as well as to downtown Gold Beach, a quaint tourist town located approximately 30 miles north of the California border in what is known, due to its mild climate, as “the banana belt of Oregon.” World-class golf at Bandon Dunes Resort is about an hour’s drive north, and Gold Beach also boasts its own public golf course, Cedar Bend. World-class fishing in the Rogue River, horseback riding, surfing, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, wind surfing, clam digging, beachcombing, storm watching, whale watching, bird watching and strolling along the beach are all popular activities in the area. With a private airport two minutes away, and commercial flights available within an hour’s drive, commuting is definitely a possibility for the determined businessman. The beauty of the great outdoors envelops you as you arrive on the property via the paved, gated winding road threading through tall fir trees to end at the impressive 8 bedroom, 8-1/2 bath Cape Cod style home. It was lovingly designed by the sellers (Gregory Harrison, an actor best known for his role as Gonzo on the TV series TRAPPER JOHN MD, and Randi Oakes Harrison, formerly an actress on the series CHIPS) who relocated from Southern California to Oregon in 1992. Determined to raise their children in an area known for its beauty, mild climate, friendly community, outdoor
activities and healthy lifestyles, the Harrison’s have enjoyed nurturing their children in this kid-friendly yet elegant home. With every room providing a world-class view, the home easily transcends from child-friendly warmth into a wonderful entertainment space for even the most discriminating. The heart of the home is the large Great Room/Living Area with its high ceilings and open floor plan...connecting seamlessly to the dining area, breakfast nook, entertainment balcony and oversized kitchen (with 2 ovens, granite counter tops, island and double pantry). This all makes for flowing, workable spaces for an intimate gathering...or a party for 200. A black tie affair may have occurred on Friday night, followed by rollerblading through the living room on Saturday morning and artwork at the nook in the afternoon. The main house also provides 6 bedrooms and 5-1/2 baths, as well as 2 offices, including the spectacular Crow’s Nest which sits at the top, above a full library. The attached 3-car garage includes a surfer’s den, with board-rack and a tiled shower/drying room. Above the garage are two large apartments, each with private full bath. One has a separate entrance and its own kitchenette, while the other connects to the main house via the beautiful hardwood hallway. A fully equipped gym, a flow-pool and large Jacuzzi provide in-house exercise and relaxation. For the equestrian, the 6-stall horse barn (with hay loft, tack room and full bath) is but a short stroll away. Offered at $3,900,000.
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50 Blue Heron Irvine, California A once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you â€“ a true masterpiece on a rare 2 acres of land â€“ on a coveted street within prestigious Shady Canyon. Exquisite landscaping enriches a long, circular drive and a tranquil courtyard fountain sets the scene for stylish living. Soft color themes, 100 year old antique beams, and enchanting Tuscan farmhouse architecture showcasing the talents of Fari create an estate of timeless and comfortable appeal. Modern in every way, the residence feels as if it has been in this remarkable setting for generations. Sequestered on one of the only 5 double home sites in all of Shady Canyon, the estate enjoys 2 acres of private grounds including olive vineyards, amphitheater and terraced great lawn, enhanced by canyon, city, golf course and mountain views that shimmer with lights after sunset. www.50BlueHeron.com. Pegi DiRienzo 949.525.1125
990 Ocean Front Laguna Beach, California Designed by iconic Laguna Beach architect Mark Singer, this contemporary residence sits on the sand in the Village of Laguna Beach and provides the ultimate in sophisticated living and environmental sustainability. This stunning home makes a definitive statement in form and functionality and includes three bedroom suites, a kitchen that will impress the most discriminating chef, and a master suite of unsurpassed extravagance. Be impressed with the more than 3,600 square feet of living space along with more than 2,200 square feet of outdoor entertainment areas including a dramatic private courtyard with a saltwater pool and spa. With its gated access to the beach, this home is perfect for entertaining and social beach living at the finest. www.990OceanFrontLaguna.com. Jeff Fischbeck 949.697.9993
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1311 Kings Road Newport Beach, California Inspired by the timeless design of Tuscan styling, this extraordinary view estate has been artfully crafted and designed by the owner for her personal residence. 1311 Kings Road epitomizes the Newport Beach lifestyle affording panoramic and unobstructed views of the Newport Harbor, ocean, Catalina, Sunset and City Views. From the great room to dining to kitchen, walls of windows and retracting doors open to the magnificent views. The estate has 5 private suites, two of which are presently used as a gym and media room, 2 offices and a wine cellar with capacity for over 500 bottles. A spectacular residence for those discerning few who simply require the best. Shown by appointment only with co-listing agents. Sellers choice of services to include escrow, title and termite. www.1311KingsRoad.com. Linda Taglianetti 949.270.0034
1624 San Onofre Drive Pacific Palisades, California Feel the alluring sophistication of this stylish architectural villa with expansive 180 degree ocean and city views from Palos Verdes to the Palisades! This private estate is designed to delight all your senses - breathe in the inspirational views from every room, dive into the lap pool and relax in the spa. The gourmet kitchen includes a breakfast area, all Viking appliances and opens into the family room. Journey downstairs and catch up on the latest movies or TV show in the media room or burn some calories in the home gym. The entire lower floor opens out onto a new outdoor patio. This entertainers paradise includes a built in BBQ island, outdoor dining area and lounge where you can feel the comforts of your own private resort. This retreatâ€™s features tie the best of all worlds into one incredible property. Simple Perfection! www.1624SanOnofreDrive.com. Adam & Ally Jaret 310.562.4073
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Exclusive Malibu Colony with Ocean and Mountain Views Malibu, California This fabulous contemporary home is located in the exclusive guard gated community of Malibu Colony on a 75 ft wide lot. This home includes beach access plus expansive deck off the master bedroom with views of Serra Retreat, the Malibu Lagoon and first point at the world famous Malibu Surfrider beach. Ideal for entertaining with built-in bbq and spa on the patio. Large open living room with vaulted ceilings, fireplace in the master suite, attached guest suite with separate kitchen, and a three car garage. One of the largest homes inside the private gates of Malibu Colony.
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Malibu Ocean View Contemporary Malibu, California Reminiscent of the Hollywood Hills in feel and character. This centrally located contemporary boasts an ocean view with clean lines and approximately 5,340 square feet of living space, and located within walking distance to Duke’s and La Costa Mission Restaurants. Included in this unusual offering is a contiguous lot with prior plans for a guest house, currently used as a garden and flows nicely from the main house to sun filled open spaces, fruit trees and a walking path to Las Flores Park. Grand rooms, high ceilings, skylights, three fireplaces, elevator and ocean view balconies. Master bedroom with dual bathrooms, wardrobe areas and balcony, den with kitchenette and fireplace, bonus hobby or wine room with outside entrance, outside guest suite with separate entrance and solar panels on roof.
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Ho’olei Wailea Wailea, Maui, Hawaii These elegant three bedroom, three and onehalf bath Wailea Townhomes have striking ocean views from both upper and lower floors. Premium finishes throughout including granite countertops, travertine limestone flooring, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry and a private elevator. Ho’olei offers worldclass amenities including pool/spa, professional fitness center and on-site front desk/concierge services. Prices start at $2,498,000. Call Brad MacArthur, BIC, for more details, 808-357-5000.
Wailea Golf Estates Wailea, Maui, Hawaii This exceptional, ocean view four bedroom, four bath luxury estate has spacious living areas, expansive lanais, a large well-manicured lawn and a sparkling blue tile pool. Located in the heart of Wailea, the gated community of Wailea Golf Estates is just minutes away from all the luxury amenities the Resort has to offer. For more information call Brad MacArthur, BIC, 808357-5000, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
One-of-a-Kind Pebble Beach Estate Pebble Beach, California This amazing property has some of the most magnificent views ever seen from almost every room of this spectacular Italianate style villa nestled against the hills in Pebble Beach. This property includes six bedrooms suites, plus two offices, 8300+/- sq. ft., wine cellar, elevator, gourmet kitchen and enormous dining room. There are numerous sunny terraces and verandas on which to dine and soak up the sun and views. All on over an acre of pure privacy and yet close to Pebble Beach Lodge. Offered at $7,900,000 | Visit – www.PBOverTheTop.com for more information.
In the Heart of Carmel Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Originally built in 1988 by Chris Tescher and totally updated in 2012 from top to bottom to include an extraordinary new rolled roof, cherry floors, custom European wood windows, brand new kitchen and high ceilings. All the wood work and doors were custom crafted especially for this home by local artisan, PG Millworks. The home features four bedrooms and three baths. The Fourth bedroom could serve beautifully as a media room. The Master Suite, on the main level, has a beautiful stone fireplace and an extra-large closet with custom built-ins.A fireplace is also in the Living Room, Fourth Bedroom / Media Room, as well as, the back patio providing a cozy and wonderful gathering space. The home’s gorgeous kitchen is emphasized by granite counters and custom cabinetry. The ocean can be seen from the Master Bedroom, Dining Room and Kitchen. Perfectly located a short distance between town and beach. Offered at $2,950,000 | Visit – www.CarminoRealNorth.com for more information.
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Landmark Location Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Imagine being only feet away from Carmel Beach and lulled to sleep by the sounds of the ocean, and waking to the sparkle of sunlight on water. Imagine a home so comfortable with its four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It invites you to relax every time you step through the door of this 1,917 square foot home. Attached to the garage is a separate guest home with two bedrooms and one bathroom in a cozy 303 square feet guest house. Imagine gracious living space just waiting to be filled with the laughter of family and friends within this completely walled and very private lot 8,000 square foot lot. Offered at $5,500,000 | Visit – www.HeavenOnOcean.com for more information.
Lincoln Craftsman Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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 | Visit – www.LincolnCraftsman.com for more information.
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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 www.19EagleRidgeLane.com. $4,595,000
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
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SILVER CREEK VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB It’s more than a home…it’s a
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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
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oronto — voted one of the World’s Most Livable Cities — is a city with plenty of bragging rights.
Zoo, by the way, won “Top Cellphone Recycler” in a competition of North American Wildlife Organizations.
For example, looking for the longest street in the world? You’re in luck! Part of it is here in Toronto. Yonge Street starts at Lake Ontario, runs through Toronto as Highway 11, and ends at the Minnesota border, a distance of 1178 miles.
Only New York and London boast bigger (tho perhaps not livelier?) theater districts than Toronto. Greektown boasts one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per kilometre in the world. And the shopping . . . well, it’s world class, too!
Beautifully sited on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto anchors the exciting, ever-excelling “Golden Horseshoe” region. Its unique location makes it an important entrance/exit point for Canada and the United States.
Let’s not forget sports. Toronto boasts seven major league sports teams: hockey (Maple Leafs), baseball (Blue Jays), basketball (Raptors), Canadian football, soccer (mens) and two pro women’s soccer leagues. The National Football League’s Buffalo Bills play selected games in Toronto.
Voted one of the “World’s Most Diverse Cities,” Toronto’s eclectic population excites an international flavor in everything from education to entertainment, from fine shopping to diverse cuisine and, most importantly, in its wide range of arts and cultural offerings. Over 50 ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and theaters too numerous to count are thriving in Toronto.
Three rivers flow lazily through the city: Humber, Don and Rouge. Their many creeks create deeply forested ravines ideal for parks and recreation trails. Prominent escarpments, remnants of a glacial age, add to the ambiance with beautiful city overlooks and deeply wooded ravines. Public parks abound. Downs view Park won the coveted “Tree City” design award.
Toronto has long ranked as one of the top financial centers in the world, and certainly as Canada’s commercial capital. The Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group lists Toronto as an “Alpha World City.” Home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest by many gauges, Toronto’s wide range of leading economic sectors have attracted an affluent international community which has shaped the city into an ideal environment for raising children. Toronto’s advantageous site attracted Anglo settlers and the area grew until 1813 when — during the War of 1812 — it was burned to the ground by American soldiers. In part in retaliation for this fire, British trips later burned Washington, DC. Today all is peaceful, so peaceful, in fact, Toronto is considered one of the safest major cities in North America. One of the world’s major tourist draws, Toronto boasts one of the world’s largest Zoos and the only real, full-sized castle in North America (Casa Loma). Built as a private residence around 1910, Casa Loma had 59 telephones! The movies Chicago and parts of X-Men were shot there. The Toronto
“Eclectic” describes Toronto’s building scene as well, ranging from multiple luxury high rises to the historic Distillery District, North America’s largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian era industrial architecture. This was once the largest alcohol-processing center in North America. It’s now renovated into a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood of arts, culture and entertainment. In fact, historically-preserved and treasured neighborhoods exist all over Toronto, according to Michael Kalles of Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. It’s said if you have a multimillion-dollar residence to sell, or want to acquire one, your first call should be to Kalles Real Estate. Catering to the elite, “carriage-trade,” Kalles is a generational firm, whose reputation and mode of operation helped it not just survive but to actually thrive during economic downturns. Sharp decisions to quickly utilize social media and other advances in sales technology combined with the company’s firm commitment to keep its focus on relationships with clients are key to Kalles’ success in Toronto’s affluent communities. Michael Kalles recently joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. This exclusive circle of leading real estate agents is invited to bring opulent estates and luxury properties to Haute Living readers.
18 Cluny Drive Toronto, Ontario, Canada Landmark Rosedale estate where elegant architectural design and meticulous restoration superbly combined with modern finishes and stateof-art technology create an exceptional urban retreat. Impeccable details include expansive leaded glass pane windows offering panoramic ravine views and dramatic free-floating custom designed staircase. Indoor pool with impressive water feature, yoga area and walk-out to covered terrace. Exquisite gardens and stone pathways leading to waterfall flowing into pond create magical private oasis in heart of city. $8,880,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.elisekalles.com.
155 Warren Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada Sited on one of Forest Hillâ€™s most prestigious streets. Old World design blended with meticulous restoration incorporating modern amenities. Ambience of elegant grandeur pervades. 10' ceiling on main, 9' on 2nd and 8' on 3rd. Living and sun room French doors walk-out to terrace and pool. Breakfast room combined with family and sun rooms create venues for more casual gatherings. 7 bedrooms, 7 baths. Finished lower level with entertainment room, games room and wine cellar. Coach House. Mature gardens on deep lot ( 174â€™) with pool. $5,950,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, email@example.com or www.elisekalles.com.
1 Saint Ives Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada Luxurious Lawrence Park home replete with special attention to the finest of finishes and impeccable details. Grand principal rooms embellished by oak herringbone floors, custom mahogany china cabinets, gas fireplaces and French doors leading to exquisite gardens. Kitchen / family room combination wonderfully enhanced by seamless wall of glass. Dramatic sweeping staircase crowned with stunning skylight. 5 bedrooms, 7 baths. Lower level home theatre, wet bar, wine cellar and walk-out to private courtyard, pool and fountain. $5,880,000. Inquiries to Elise Kalles, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.elisekalles.com.
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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
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.
early colonists, as well as in the other areas inhabited chiefly by islanders rather than former mainlanders. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”. 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
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Coral Isle Sprat Bay/ Water Island, U. S. Virgin Islands For the discriminating buyer looking for a quiet and secluded retreat away from the bustling pace on the main island. Access to this exclusive property used by dignitaries and celebrities is a quick five-minute trip from Crown Bay Marina via your private boat or public ferry. There is a ‘’Supplement’’ for the full information on this unique property.
Own a Piece of Paradise! St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands Extensive waterfront lots. The property is zoned R-1, low density residential and located approximately 5 miles west of Charlotte Amalie and is accessible via a paved public highway. The topography is moderately steep and there are public utilities leading to the property.
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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.
Photos Photos by: by: Patrick Patrick Robinson Robinson of of H.G. H.G. Christie Christie
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, email@example.com. www.hgchristie.com/details/eleuthera/governors-harbour/house-es11259
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