The Jetsons are Moving to Miami

By Alyssa Mammano

The futuristic Jetsons family who drove around in flying cars may not have been too far off. In fact, developer of PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter, Dan Kodsi, is willing to bank on it. Complete with a Skyport designed for flying cars, the PARAMOUNT Worldcenter in Miami, Florida is set to open this Spring and is already more than 75 percent sold. The luxury condominium high-rise is comprised of 500 units ranging from 1,180 to 2,350 square feet, each with city and bay views. The residences start at $750,000 and the skyscraper has already done $400 million in sales. (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

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…)

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…)

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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This issue is the launch of a new direction as it relates to the editorial inside our magazine. Each month we will be focusing on a different topic related to homeowners, home buying and/or design and decorating. We hope you the reader find this to be not only helpful but also engaging content to complement all of the fantastic properties featured each month inside our pages.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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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…)

As we approach the Turkey Day Holiday, we’ve compiled a few dining room tables that we’d love to eat our Thanksgiving feast at. Our Top 5 Homes of the Week are the perfect places to gather with family and friends this Holiday season to enjoy sprawling acreage, amazing backyards, wide open floorplans and the company of loved ones.
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