Julia Broder -- Greetings from The Riverside Realty Group in beautiful Westport, CT! Spring is in the air, and flower buds are everywhere. Don't we deserve some great weather? And I'll tell you what else you deserve -- some luxe inspiration from my Luxe Properties website! Visit it often for the latest and greatest in real estate.
This Luxe Properties column is your showcase for a new, special luxe property every week . . . luxury listings from the best independent boutique firms, of course! Learn all about luxe areas and beautiful residences that are for sale . . . ready for a wonderful buyer like you . . . then give me a call and we'll have fun shopping for your new home together.
Seize the Day! Well, there's even more news that the real estate market has bottomed out and begin a rebound this spring . . . interest rates are so low now and the deals are ripe for the picking! Now is the time to buy. My Luxies always seize the day! You take business risks and come out on top. You work and play hard. You love to come home to the best lifestyle. You have the opportunity to see great properties in this column . . . highlighted just for my Luxe Lovers!
Where to This Week, Julia? I'm so glad you asked. What about traveling with me to a wonderful waterfront estate in fabulous Boca Raton, Florida!!!
You reach Boca with easy access . . . virtually any method of transportation, be it by land, sea, or air! The city offers access to 3 international airports, one executive airport, and is within 50 miles of three major seaports. Two of Florida's major roads, I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, connect Boca with other metro areas, major roads, and key intersections.
Beautiful Boca: Why would you want to go anywhere else if you live in Boca? Boca Raton . . . a fantastic southern destination for luxury lovers . . . with five miles of beach frontage . . . average annual temperature of 74.7 degrees . . . the perfect weather to relax and romp in Boca's parks, totaling an impressive 756 acres!
State of Art? Yes, thank you! In Boca, the arts are alive and well. You have access to symphony orchestras . . . a ballet company . . . a wonderful museum of art . . . a children’s science explorium . . . and loads of concerts and plays, from opera to Broadway favorites!
Be a Sport! Wow! My Luxies would be very happy here, with so many sporting options to choose from . . . sports fishing . . . bass fishing on the second-largest freshwater lake in the country, Lake Okeechobee! It's also tennis heaven here with multiple clubs and courts everywhere!
Golf? That's Boca Raton's middle name! There are more than 22 courses throughout Boca . . . 16 private, two semi private, one executive, and three public. The most exciting and well known is the Boca Raton Resort and Club . . . beautiful architecture and grounds . . . spectacular surroundings!
Boating? But of course. Enjoy the waterways of south Florida on your private yacht, or you can rent a waverunner, boat, or yacht for your enjoyment.
Spectator Sports? If you love baseball, there's spring training for many teams right in the Boca area. The fabulous Marlins are here, too! Basketball greats Miami Heat play their games at the American Airlines Arena every October through March.
Dog racing and waging are located in nearby Palm Beach county! The Palm Beach County Kennel Club is owned by the same family that owns the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Three locations for horse racing are close by . . . or try the luxe sport of polo which is very big in this area. For that matter, the oldest existing polo club is located in South Florida . . . Boca Raton's Royal Palm Polo Club, also known as Polo’s winter capital! The world's top polo players compete here on Sundays during the season, January through April. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful surroundings!
Foodies Rejoice! Fine dining abounds with an array of cuisine choices. Food shopping in Boca has just gone to a new level . . . there's a new Green Market dedicated to local food production and consumption, featuring fresh Florida produce that travels from the farm direct to your dining table!
Thinking Green! Boca Raton prides itself as being a very eco-friendly city. Boca has multiple land preserves, it was an early leader in civic recycling, and it's been certified as a Tree City USA community for the last 20 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Boca has a passion for preserving it’s natural resources.
This Week's Luxe Property: Picture this, Luxies. You're living on the water, enjoying the luxe life to the max in Boca . . . and what better way to take advantage of this incredible community than to buy a fabulous Italianate jewel by Addison Development . . . in The Sanctuary Trophy Point!
Commanding more than two prime lots, this fabulous luxe paradise is ready for your yacht with 410 feet of deepwater shoreline. Feel the island ambience . . . bathe in absolute luxurious interiors, a crowning achievement by Dan E. Swanson with interior finishes by award-winning Marc-Michaels Interior Design. This home is monumental in scale, yet it's so livable and inviting with baronial, Old European charm oozing from each exquisite detail.
Every point in the construction of this home has been executed with artistry and painstaking care . . . and every state of the art luxury meets the most demanding requirements!
Above is an aerial view of this luxury estate, located in an internationally-acclaimed yachting enclave, The Sanctuary . . . which includes a 27-acre bird and wildlife preserve, Har-Tru tennis courts, a 20-slip marina, private seclusion with 24-hour guard gate and water patrols, and all close to a private executive airport.
This Old World jewel is a magnificent 23,800 square feet, and it showcases exquisite European-inspired details along with the latest technological advances!
There are 7 bedrooms . . . and don't you love the Master Bedroom, pictured above!
There are 8 full and 4 half baths, with one magnificent example shown above . . .
Guests are welcomed into the stately foyer with inlaid Calacutta Gold marble floor and a hotel-style elevator.
Columned archways frame the estate's Grand Salon, with a hand-distressed walnut floor, an exquisite hand-stenciled ceiling, and baronial fireplace.
As shown above, the English Pub Room has great highlights . . . ahhhhhhh, Luxies! There's museum-quality walnut paneling, stained-glass windows, a professionally equipped bar, and two wine vaults . . .
The Library (in the photo above) features handsome oak paneling appointing the bookcase-lined room . . . and you can pick out a book and relax in an overstuffed leather chair in front of the onyx fireplace!
Fabulous luxe Formal Dining Room, above, is for the most elegant entertaining occasions. Chandeliers fill the space with blazing light or dim to set the most elegant and romantic mood! The room leads to a waterside loggia for alfresco cocktails (see photo below).
The estate's Epicurean Kitchen features furniture-grade cabinetry, granite counters, top-of-the-line appliances -- including dual refrigerators and dishwashers, a butler’s pantry, and an adjoining Spice Room.
A light and bright Family/Morning Room is adorned with an ashlar-patterned Rodrigo stone floor and an oak entertainment center.
And let's not forget the wonderful Pool. The photo below shows you the heights of luxury that this property offers. Luxies, this is the Complete Estate Package, the Real Deal!
Give Julia Broder a call at 1-203-247-7500: Ask me for more information about this incredible south Florida estate . . . and I'll connect you with the best luxe agent in the Boca Raton area, whether you are looking or have a friend wanting to buy or sell around the world. As an affiliate agent with The Riverside Realty Group, I can put you in touch with only the finest agents and properties . . . each one private and professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. And call me for advice on how to help you list and sell your beautiful home . . . or help you find a new home for 2008. I offer total luxury real estate services with your privacy in mind.
Till next time . . . I'm getting my next luxe property ready to showcase, and we'll travel together to another fantastic community! (Until then, please visit my Luxury Properties website and email me at email@example.com with your comments, ideas, and real estate questions. I always love to hear from my Luxies!)
All the best,