Go ahead – say it – this is one of your favorite issues of the year. How do I know this? Because it’s our Waterfront Edition and who out there doesn’t love looking at waterfront properties? It may or may not be your dream to own one, but certainly, either way, many of us have spent time admiring pictures and locations that are on the water.
— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
Extraordinary Coastal Waterfront Estate
“Luxury waterfront living at its finest awaits in this coastal contemporary waterfront home designed by Naples Architect, Jeff Harrell and executed with complete “CBC Construction” and exceptional attention to detail.” View Advertisement
Escape to Your Private Country Estate
“This 60-acre gated property boasts a 5,800 sq. ft. main home, a 1,300+ sq. ft. guest cottage, a nearly 3,000± sq. ft. Party Barn with dance floor and bar, and a spring-fed, lagoon-style saltwater pool adorned with a hot tub, waterfall and hidden grotto.” View Advertisement
The Residences at Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort
“Overlooking the azure blue waters of the Sea of Cortez and reflecting the pinnacle of luxury, Las Ventanas al Paraíso, a Rosewood Resort exemplifies all that is paradise. Spectacular vistas of the beach, desert and mountains create an unrivaled setting for 30 masterfully crafted residences enviably situated within Rosewood Properties’ award-winning Ty Warner Resort.” View Editorial
Innovative Beauty and Contemporary Luxury at this Stunning Seaside Retreat
“Luxuriously minimalist in design, the stunning five-bedroom, six-full-bath and one-half-bath modern seaside retreat with 5,198 square feet located at 38 Ocean Course Drive was designed by architect James Choate of Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein of Atlanta and beautifully constructed by master builder Russ Cooper & Associates.” View Editorial
In-depth Knowledge and Concierge Service are ‘Keys’ to Success
“Lisa is the consummate professional: sharp, well-informed and quick to respond.”
“Great communications and follow-up from showings and open houses.”
“Lisa really is the best for the Florida Keys!”
“These are just a few of the many testimonials Lisa Ferringo and her team have received following the successful sale or purchase of a Florida Keys property. From the first key to paradise in Key Largo to the world-renowned sunsets of Key West, Lisa and her team provide expert assistance with luxury homes, waterfront estates, vacation properties, relocation and vacant land.” View Editorial
Sprawling landscapes and glistening waterways provide the initial draw of residing in architecture enviably situated on the water’s edge. The magnificent views of unspoiled terrain could inspire one to spend a great amount of time enjoying the outdoors, but what is truly exhilarating is the complex craftsmanship of a waterfront home once one chooses to retire inside.
Enter an exceptional celebration of engineering anchored upon unique and ever-changing typography and only then will one genuinely grasp the artistry of a waterfront home. The essence of waterfront architecture focuses on capturing the stunning scenery that surrounds the home. Accounting for breathtaking sunrises and awe-inspiring sunsets, it requires experts in the fields of design and construction to authentically conquer the erection of a waterfront work-of-art.
From overhanging cliff-top homes to stilted beachfront abodes, the architecture and composition of a waterfront home must originate with the build site. From there, an array of fine materials are compiled in such a way as to frame the home around the remarkable landscape. The finishes then connect the home to its surroundings as the two become ultimately synonymous.
The close relationship to nature is an essential element of a waterfront home, stemming from the architect’s vision and culminating with the day-to-day lifestyle of the inhabitant. Living in a waterfront home allows one to appreciate the environment and witness the progression of the seasons first-hand. It affords views of reflecting waters and sea life against a skyline of soft clouds and rays of sunshine. For many, living in a waterfront home is an incomparable luxury.
Marblehead Neck Harbor Front
“Magnificent Marblehead Neck harbor front estate offers a rare opportunity. This updated and meticulously maintained residence, built in 1896, is sited on just under one acre and 230 feet of harbor frontage. Panoramic westerly views of the harbor and Historic Marblehead abound from all areas of the property. “ View Advertisement
Cathy Rogers Offers Unquestionable Expertise
“Sun-kissed white sand beaches. Dolphins frolicking in the sparkling warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Quiet streets punctuated with coconut palms and tropical foliage. This is the magic of Marco Island. People lucky enough to visit or live here enjoy the finest lifestyle Florida has to offer at a pace that is easy going and relaxed. If you’re looking to buy, sell or invest in this mystical place, look no further than Cathy Rogers.” View Editorial
Best of Both Worlds – Bay and Beach
“Lush foliage, quiet streets, sugary soft sand, breathtaking sunsets and Gulf to Bay views are just a few of the reasons why Casey Key is often referred to as ‘one of Sarasota’s hidden gems.’
“Strategically positioned at the north end, this waterfront dream offers the best of both worlds with prime frontage overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. The result is a true island getaway that can be enjoyed year-round.” View Editorial
Waterfront Masterpiece on South Longboat Key, FL
“Enviably situated island side within the gates of the Longboat Key Club is the gated community of Lighthouse Point. This Mediterranean inspired waterfront masterpiece offers unrivaled views and incomparable luxury. Masterfully crafted by locally renowned developer Bruce Saba, the estate reflects old-world elegance with careful attention to every detail.“ View Editorial
Plush Park Shore Beach
“Located on a barrier island in Naples, Florida is the high-end, opulent community of Park Shore Beach. One of the top Naples beachfront neighborhoods, this 760-acre community stretches along two miles of white sandy Gulf of Mexico waterfront. The beauty of Park Shore Beach astounds, from the calm waterways to the impressive architecture of the buildings. Park Shore Beach caters to an active lifestyle; it is easily navigable by walking or biking and offers a plethora of water activities such as boating and paddle boarding. This plush community is within close proximity to the fine dining and shops of Venetian Village as well as the Artis — Naples, home to Naples Philharmonic.“ View Editorial
Incomparable Beachfront Living in Turks and Caicos
“Picture a place where you can swim in crystal clear turquoise waters, walk on powder soft white sand beaches or simply savor a sunset so brilliant it takes your breath away. Add a comfortable year-round climate and a property that offers every luxury you can imagine, together with five-star personalized service and spectacular ocean vistas. The result is the Impulse Beach Estate, a culmination of architectural mastery, acute attention to detail and refined opulence.“ View Editorial
What’s Florida’s Best Kept Secret?
“‘Hammock Dunes and Hammock Beach’ says top-ranked realtor Molly Carey of RE/MAX Select Professionals. This Florida native knew what she wanted when she and her family relocated from Washington, DC and settled here.“ View Editorial
The Top Ten Waterfront Properties
Champion Golf Properties
Tree-lined streets, manicured lawns, a glimmering lake reflecting the sun’s rays and the rolling hills of the back nine. This serene display is the scene of a prestigious golf course community, where a thrilling round of golf is just steps away from your screened backyard. Hop on your golf cart and enjoy a lackadaisical drive through cul-de-sacs of immaculately maintained homes, where friendly neighbors wave hello as you pass through. Arrive at the distinguished clubhouse for a delectable meal or a refreshing drink among friends.
Once you’ve savored your fill, take a casual stroll to the green to practice your putting. With freshly mowed grass and smoothed sand traps, the course is a lovely place to come and appreciate the scenery with a good book or saunter leisurely along the walking paths. After a day well-spent, retire to the sauna for a steam before attending the evening’s lustrous events. Every day living on a golf course property is an absolute dream.
Golf Enthusiast’s Dream in Cary, North Carolina
“Stunning golf course views set the stage for this impressive estate that is ideally situated in Highlands 5th and 6th of Prestonwood CC, recognized among North Carolina’s top golf courses. Commanding nearly one acre of lush green lawns and meticulous landscaping, the 6,848-square-foot all-brick home capitalizes on breathtaking views from virtually every room.” View Editorial