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August 27th, 2013

101 Banyan Isle Drive | BallenIsles

May 14th, 2013

This fabulous open floorplan at 101 Banyan Isle Drive in BallenIsles has beautiful, private preserve & golf views. The entrance has a view of the waterfall fountain & majestic Banyan tree. Etched glass doors lead to voluminous ceilings & tall windows for terrific light. Porcelain floors, crown molding & plentiful wall space add great style. The living room has a wet bar & built-in custom display cabinets. An open kitchen is highlighted by soft, contemporary, white thermafoil cabinets & granite counters. The master is spacious with art niches, large closets, and a marble Jacuzzi His/Hers bath. A study & 2 guest rooms make for the perfect plan. Pool, spa, and fenced yard add to great outdoor living. Extras include rounded counters, generator, speakers, accordion shutters, newer AC/water heater. Any type of membership.

101 Banyan Isle Drive

101 Banyan Isle Drive – Swimming Pool

Elin Nordegren New Florida House Photos

January 20th, 2013

 Elin Nordegren New Florida Home Photos

  Tiger Wood’s House          Elin Nordegren New House
These brand new Elin Nordegren Woods house photos below show you the latest on her new estate. Also below, is a comparison of her first design which is Tigers bachelor pad.  Located in the highbrow, secluded, ultra-private community of Seminole Landing, Elin Nordegren’s house is taking shape. What appears to be a 3-story structure, directly on the ocean, is mostly poured concrete to protect it from the direct hurricane force winds. It is unknown if the first floor is actually living space or just done to protect the residence from potential flooding. Our guess it that architecturally, when her house is further along, it will be contemporary in style, but very different from the structure she built for her Ex. Curiosity abounds in the community as to why she is building such a large home for just her small family, as she spends much of the year overseas in her native land of Sweden. Elin originally bought an old house. Somehow unnoticed was the fact that it was infested with termites. How this happened, no one is saying, but the house had to be torn down. That’s the back story on this new house construction. Smartly, she bought directly on the ocean where houses soar in price over the years. It is surprising that Tiger and Elin’s house that they built in Jupiter Island is not on the ocean (see Tigers house then Elin designed below). While she lives in Seminole Landing, in North Palm Beach there is no golf membership that is included with the house. Seminole Landing is a very private, good-old-boys club. They don’t want any celebrities as members.



Elin Nordegren's house

Elin House Atlantic Ocean

Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Elin Nordegren’s Home | Rory McIlroy’s House | Rush Limbaugh’s Palm Beach Home

Check out the Swedish flag flying alongside the American flag.

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Seminole Golf Club

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Seminole Golf Club

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Seminole Landing in North Palm Beach

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North Palm Beach Homes

Michael Jordan’s House | Tiger’s Sports Complex | Venus & Serena Williams’ Mansion | Celine Dion’s House | Donald Trump’s Private Club at Mar-a-Lago | Burt Reynolds & Friends | Rory McIlroy’s House


Berry Fresh Café, Jupiter

January 20th, 2013

Berry Fresh Café, Jupiter


Looking for a great breakfast spot in Jupiter?  The Berry Fresh Café should hit the spot!   The huge breakfast menu serves a number of homemade hashes, eggs benedict omelets and pancakes & Waffles.  The O.M.G. Homemade Corned Beef Hash has slow roasted brisket, chopped with tri-color peppers and potatoes.  Grilled and served with 2 eggs of your choice and a side of toast.    They also have Mexican Hash, Fried Green Tomato Hash, C’sest si Bon Hash (with pickled beet and goat cheese), California Hash, and Chesapeake Bay Crab Hash.  It’s like breakfast, lunch and dinner into one.


All sorts of pancakes. The lemon Ricotta and Upside Down Pineapple Pancakes sounded most interesting.  On the side is super crisp bacon, and awesome grits (try the OMG Shrimp-N-Grits).  For the budget minded they have a $6.49 big breakfast meal with coffee.  ( 2 eggs, red bliss potatoes, toast, two pieces of bacon or one giant buttermilk pancake, two pieces of bacon and coffee).   There are an array of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and Panini’s.


The atmosphere is one big great room decorated in yellow with brick accents.  Ceiling fans, flat screens, and an old fashioned menu chalk board can be seen from any seat. Lots of cute signs like “kiss my grits”.  The wait staff all have “Pink” Berry uniforms.


Berry Fresh Café is open from 7am to 3 pm.  Its located on 3755 Military trail, Jupiter Florida.  The phone number of Berry Fresh Café, Jupiter is 561-401-5693

Nearby are the Botanica Jupiter homes for sale.

Chappy Adams, Illustrated Properties

January 10th, 2013

Chappy died in an automobile accident today. Agents and management in our office cried uncontrollably. Chappy had such a positive effect on everyone. It was a shock because Chappy was just 48 years of age.

I came to Illustrated Properties 3½ years ago and choose the company because of Chappy Adams. Chappy had a remarkable way with people. He somehow meshed easily with 650 sometimes demanding agent personalities plus management staff. I marveled at how someone could do that and never show an ounce of stress. His way with people was genuine and a true gift. Whenever there was conflict, which can happen with so many people and contract situations, Chappy somehow easily found common ground to get things settled. Everyone liked Chappy.

I just had lunch with him a few months ago. Chappy thanked me for being at Illustrated and asked what the company could be doing to improve. He was excited about many things coming in 2013 and his energy was contagious. We had a lot of conversations over the past few weeks about adding some Buyer agents for myself. He gave me good advice and was helping me organize the process.

It was an honor to work for and with Chappy. I’ll miss him a lot.