Top 5 Homes of the Week

What’s your preference – water, mountain or city-scape views? Our Top 5 Homes of the Week have it all. Our Orlando, Florida property boasts both lake and bay views from the setting of a private peninsula. Meanwhile, our stunning Harrison, Idaho log cabin abuts a national forest with views of Lake Coeur D’Alene. Our Park City, Utah listing presided on a mountainside overlooking the city, and both of our California homes offer the most beautiful mountain views. Explore all of this week’s top homes below.
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With spring just around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about a vacation home, an investment property or even a new primary residence. Looking at each page, every property inside this issue sparks new inspiration and provides details on local style and amenities. There are so many great options from which to choose.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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By Linde Hyder

Breathtaking sunsets, twinkling city lights and a resort atmosphere provide a captivating backdrop for four condominium residences situated within Longboat Key’s Water Club. Stretching 12 miles along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Longboat Key boasts soft white sand beaches, championship golf, fine dining and an array of cultural activities. Complementing these enviable surroundings, the Water Club offers elevators leading to private entry foyers, soaring walls of glass in each residence, tennis, swimming, fitness center, a grand clubhouse and concierge services along with private beach access resulting in the finest Florida lifestyle imaginable. (more…)

Beyond the gated entry, mature lush landscaping imparts a sense of tropical solitude within this beachfront setting. One hundred and sixty-six feet of Gulf frontage afford a level of privacy that is seldom found. This is a true world-class estate home on South Gordon Drive fringed by a white sandy beach and offering 6 bedrooms, 6.2 baths and over 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space. The significant beachfront residence was designed by architect Andrea Clark Brown and built and finished to the most exacting standards by A. Vernon Allen Builders with an elegant and refined quality all its own. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

Acquiring a collection of fine wines and libations marks the moment in time when each new bottle was selected, the occasion during which it will be shared and the experience of tasting varying notes from each vineyard. While building an enviable assortment may take more than just a moment in time, there is no time like the present to begin planning your ideal wine and bottle storage space. As of late, advancements in technology and developments in wine storage have taken great leaps. Many options exist for customizing your home’s own luxury wine storage space. Here, we’ll guide you through the options that are available to you. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

With humble origins of pineapple farms, today’s Boca Raton, known to more than 200,000 residents, has made great strides over the past millennium. The earliest cataloged history of Boca Raton, Florida noted its beginnings as a Tequesta Indian settlement. It wasn’t until the construction of the Florida East Coast Canal, which is today’s Intracoastal, as well as the Florida East Coast Railway in the 1890s, that Boca began to boom. The newly-developed accessibility brought pioneers to the area in the early 1900s who created a small agricultural community. Just a quarter of a century later, in 1925, the Town of Boca Raton was incorporated. This was during the pinnacle of Florida’s rush for land and expansion. (more…)

Each of our Top 5 Homes of the Week sprawl over 6,000-15,000 square feet for supremely grandiose living and entertaining. In a month that signifies change and growth, opportunity abounds in the luxury real estate market. All of the option curated below offer tremendous additions to any luxury real estate portfolio as vacation homes, family estates or an entertainer’s paradise. Watch below to find your next dream home.
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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…)

We’ve selected five of our listings as the Top 5 Homes of the Week for each of their unique designs and custom attributes. A contemporary California listing boasts sleek, clean lines with stone and wood touches to warm up the modern design, while a Canadian log cabin home boasts panoramic lake and mountain views captured by its rounded exterior shape. With the differences that each of these listings portrays, which style would you prefer?
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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…)

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