Custom designed and built for multi-time supercross and motocross champion, Chad Reed, this home features luxurious finishes including a full gym, beach entry salt water pool, boat ramp, floating dock and boat lift. Tucked away at the end of a private, gated cul-de-sac on 3.12 acres, this home offers stunning views of Clear Lake and the neighboring hillside of San Antonio. (more…)
By Linde Hyder
Rare is the opportunity to own a property that brings together the best of both worlds. Watch the sun rise over the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean while enjoying morning coffee. Relax with a glass of wine while gazing at a technicolor sky as the sun sets over the Intracoastal. It’s all possible in Manalapan, a tranquil island community located just minutes to the Palm Beach International Airport. (more…)
Acres of lush rolling hills, a pleasant year-round climate and a vibrant equestrian community create the perfect setting for horse and nature enthusiasts alike in the Central Florida city of Ocala. Located halfway between Gainesville and Orlando, Ocala boasts Southern hospitality and small-town charm amid a landscape punctuated by stately Grandfather oaks draped in Spanish moss and green pastures filled with grazing horses. According to real estate broker Joan Pletcher, “it’s very magical here.” (more…)
By Alyssa Mammano
Earlier this year, Forbes released their full list of cities to invest in a primary residence or income property based on a survey by Local Market Monitor that tracks market trends in 300 major U.S. real estate markets. These markets are not necessarily conducive to flip houses, as the growth rates are projected for long-term development. Rather, these are the best cities to plant roots and purchase a primary residence with little risk, or purchase an income property with rental potential. Topping the list are several southern states, including our home state of Florida with two of its cities making the top ten. Another, perhaps surprising, top contender is Utah with several up-and-coming areas. Below we identify Forbes’ findings for the top ten cities to invest in housing this year. (more…)
By Linde Hyder
Surrounded by stately Grandfather oaks, towering magnolia trees and rolling green lawns, lies Casa Di Vetro, a once-in-a-lifetime offering that defies comparison. White Trout Lake provides an enviable backdrop for this 8.38-acre compound punctuated by a sprawling 13,000-square-foot “House of Glass.” Thoughtfully crafted to incorporate Florida’s natural beauty and warm sunlight, the home features an abundance of seamless glass throughout interior spaces creating a setting that is as grand for entertaining as it is for comfortable family living. (more…)
By Linde Hyder
Luxury has no limits! The Ritz-Carlton Residences managed by the 5-star staff of The Ritz-Carlton detail a distinctively refined world of waterfront elegance and striking sophistication. Strategically positioned in the heart of the city and on nearby Lido Beach, these residences offer panoramic views of shimmering Gulf and Bay waters, sparkling city lights, spectacular sunrises and epic sunsets. (more…)
This week’s Top 5 Homes of the Week are for homeowners and their lucky guests! Each of these homes has wonderful entertaining spaces to gather with family and friends for a movie in the theater room, a glass of wine on the covered terrace or a snack around the enormous kitchen island. One home even has its own private beaches! If you were the owner of one of these stunning mansions, who would you invite over?
Our Top 5 Homes of the Week share one main attribute in common: incredible views. But what really takes each of these homes over the top is that they all maintain seclusion within a setting surrounded by lush greenery. Imagine having the luxury of stepping into your backyard and enjoying a breathtaking sunset over water or mountain views, while still enjoying your privacy. Take a look at each of these properties below and let us know which view is your favorite!
“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. (more…)
By Linde Hyder
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. (more…)