8175 Native Dancer Road E | Steeplechase | Palm Beach Gardens

August 29th, 2013

This stunning, new, 2013 contemporary is on a 1.1-acre premium cul-de-sac lot at 8175 Native Dancer Road E in prestigious gated Steeplechase, the perfect showcase for art/life. Grand volume ceilings, clean architectural lines, and deeply luxurious finishes meet generous expanses of glass to visually connect the timeless, polished interior to the Mediterranean-style waterfall/lap swim/spa & lush landscaping. Natural light ripples & shimmers on “white ice” porcelain with glass overlay floors. Highest quality cook’s creative zone has Wolf appliances, granite, island, custom Euro-style cabinetry, and a generous dining alcove. Gorgeous master suite with oasis bath. All bedrooms have private baths/walk-ins. Exceptional quality, from hurricane windows/doors to convenience electronic chlorine generator.

8175 Native Dancer Road E – aerial view

8175 Native Dancer Road E – Front View at Dusk

8175 Native Dancer Road E – Loggia, swimming pool & view

 

 

8175 Native Dancer Road E | Steeplechase | Palm Beach Gardens

 

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25 Blenheim Court | Barclay Club | PGA National

August 28th, 2013

Premium location. 1-story with beautiful L-shaped spa courtyard on a corner lot at 25 Blenheim Court, all enclosed by a CBS wall for maximum privacy & Mediterranean appeal. Five patios! Spacious ranch layout has volume ceilings, glass doors/windows connecting interior space to the courtyard, which features a dual-level all-paver patio & in-ground spa for outdoor entertaining. Super clean with tile floors & rare fireplace. Popular floorplan, open great room/living/dining & split bedrooms. Kitchen has breakfast nook & door to courtyard – great for herb gardens. Light & bright with a generous master suite, comfortable bedrooms, and an elegant foyer/entry area, perfect for setting the tone to this great find in desirable Barclay Club at PGA National. Newer A/C and water heater. Golf, social, and tennis memberships available, but not required.

25 Blenheim Court

25 Blenheim Court – Patio & Spa

 

 

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When to Auction a Property | 1901 SE Ranch Road | Ranch Colony | Jupiter

August 28th, 2013

The Challenge: an unfurnished, ultra-modern, single-story house with an 80-foot great room as the only non-bedroom area in the entire house. The master bedroom was detached in a seperate pod outside the main house. The house is 7600 square-feet on a 20-acre parcel zoned equestration.

The owners had just built the house and the owner was in poor health. It had been on the market for 1 year with less than 3 showings. The husband died prior to the start of our listing.

The Question: How to get the highest and best price, create traffic and competition?

The Solution: We proposed to furnish the house, price it at $3.9 million (it cost approx. $2.5m), give it high-profile open houses and advertising, and if it didn’t sell by the end of the season, we would partner with an auction company to sell. We were given a bare-bones decorating budget of $45,000, so we furnished it ourselves (having a home furnishings textile background helped greatly), vetted 10 auction houses, got the 4 children involved to make an informed collective decision, and auctioned on 5/24, less than 150 days from when our listing began.

On auction night we had 3 dressage horses and riders and 10 qualified bidders who each wire transferred $50,000 in order to bid. The auction lasted 45 minutes and was a hoot!

While the seller would have been happy to clear $1.4m to $1.5m, the final price including the buyer’s 10% premium was $2,277,000.

1901 SE Ranch Road – aerial view

1901 SE Ranch Road – Night view of the back of the house/living room

1901 SE Ranch Road – A Red Carpet entry for the auction

1901 SE Ranch Road – Rent-a-Horse at the auction!

1901 SE Ranch Road – Men In Black

1901 SE Ranch Road – Auction Time!

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Gated Community Humor

August 27th, 2013

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60 Monterey Pointe Drive | Monterey Pointe | PGA National

August 20th, 2013

Fabulous remodeled 3BR + loft with new 2012 granite-stainless steel kitchen, upgraded master tile floors, and newer California closets, all in a private setting. Lots of light/glass plus high ceilings in pristine condition. Popular plan offers 1st-floor master suite with sleek, polished-wood built-in. Front formal space for dining/office. Cook’s kitchen has newer appliances, full gas range with cooktop and well-designed U-shape that opens to the dining area/great room, which have large glass expanses overlooking the fully-screened, large patio with privacy wall – great for indoor/outdoor entertaining. 2-car garage. Newly painted in all neutral tones. 2012 patio screens and A/C air handler & condenser motor. Located in a quiet section of Eagleton in beautiful PGA National. Most of the furnishings are available.

60 Monterey Pointe Drive

60 Monterey Pointe Drive – Screened Patio

 

 

60 Monterey Pointe Drive | Monterey Pointe | PGA National

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