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Elegant and Opulent Waterfront Estate in Sarasota

1814 Roland Street, Sarasota, Florida

Majestic 2.5-acre, gated residence on Sarasota’s Intracoastal Waterway. Six en suite bedrooms allow homeowners to enjoy the grandeur of their own private Sarasota getaway.

Features include a gym, upstairs kitchenette, wine cellar, and entertainment room with antique bar from early 1900s France. The pool area boasts travertine, an outdoor kitchen, and sauna. The open kitchen/butler’s pantry incorporates all current culinary conveniences.

6 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half baths
Price: $6,500,000

Represented by: Sindy Carr, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
941.928.9308

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This property originally appeared in the Spring 2017 Edition of Homes & Estates Magazine.

Tastefully done, with classic clean lines, Water’s Edge #23 in Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands, is all about understated elegance. The apartment contains over $750,000 USD of the finest furniture, fixtures and equipment available. Features include 3,234 square feet, 3 bedrooms, a den and 3 full and 1 half baths and a 4th floor with outstanding views. “The commodious owners lounge, gym and spa rooms facing this superb beach make this an owners dream,” says listing agent JC Calhoun of Coldwell Banker Cayman Islands. “The extremely lightly used apartment looks and feel like new — and it is in arguably the finest beachfront condominium project on all of 7 Mile Beach.” The home is listed for $4.499 million.

For more information, visit www.coldwellbankercayman.com.
Agent Information: JC Calhoun | jc@cirealty.ky | T. 345.945.4411 | Coldwell Banker Cayman Islands Realty

A Lake Michigan Contemporary compound breathes life into a protected seashore.

By Zachary Chase
Photography by David Kingma & Roger Wade Studios

Merriam Webster defines a “labor of love” as “a labor voluntarily undertaken or performed without consideration of any benefit or reward.”
According to that definition, The Dunes, a 40-acre private lakefront oasis in Montague, Michigan, fails to qualify. Make no mistake; the labor was most certainly there — how else to explain the years of approvals to even get the go-ahead to build in a protected Lake Michigan Critical Dune Area? But so was the reward — how else to explain the rousing, remarkable structure that has redefined coastal development in this idyllic hamlet?
Truth be told, it took vision simply to…
 

Click here for the full story, as seen in the Fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.

By Sarah Binder

GREG NATALE’S BOLD, TAILORED, AND SOPHISTICATED APPROACH PUTS HIM IN HIS OWN
CATEGORY, AND HAS LED TO HIS RECOGNITION AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST ACCLAIMED DESIGNERS.

With a new tile collection debuting later this year, two new rug collections and a second carpet line launching next year, and a major refurbishment of a hotel nearly completed, Greg Natale is the design world’s equivalent of the Energizer Bunny, if it just so happened to live Down Under.
The Sydney, Australia-based interior designer embarked on his solo career with a project that others may deem low-key — designing his sister’s one-bedroom apartment. Natale made a splash by transforming it into a multi-award-winning space.
“I installed wall-to-wall, custom-colored Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, layering it with matching artwork and linen,” Natale, founder of Greg Natale Design, says. “The apartment was published in Australian Belle and the UK magazine Wallpaper* and won me my first award, the 2002 Belle Wild Card award, a category created especially for me. Since then, I haven’t looked back.”
Self-described as being “obsessed” with the realm of design since he was young, Natale grew up fascinated with the worlds he saw on television and in film. “The incredible settings showed me that there were endless creative possibilities and inspired me to design my own amazing spaces,” he explains.
Natale studied interior design at Sydney’s Design Centre Enmore, followed by visual arts at Sydney College of the Arts, and architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. In 1996, he received his first break at a residential design firm as a junior interior designer. From there, he worked in two more commercial firms before launching Greg Natale Design in 2001…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.

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A MODERN TECHNOLOGICAL WONDER ON SEATTLE’S PORTAGE BAY CAPTIVATES WITH AERODYNAMIC ARCHITECTURE AND AWE-INSPIRING SEASCAPES.

Rising from opposing wedges of glass and concrete, the monolithic steel structure of this Seattle lakefront architectural gives one the distinct feeling that it is reaching out to the view of Portage Bay and pulling it right into the home. The stunning effect — “a seascape pageantry,” as listing agent Wendy Lister of Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle calls it — is by pure design.
“I wanted it to feel as though you were descending into the view, but also pulling the view in and enveloping the space,” reveals architect Dave Dykstra. “Great consideration was given to making sure the view became a grandelement of the home and the experience of living there.”
Dykstra fashioned the 4,468-square-foot residence around the elemental qualities of water, first by extending the house toward the bay and then by integrating the pool and spa into the overall design. Being careful not to disrupt the full-width-view frontage of the home’s main great room, he oriented the spa and sunlit pool— which won an award in 2009 — with expansive terracing along the side of the home. The resulting placement protects the pool against the wind and connects the water elements to the landscape, unfolding and cascading, one into the next…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.

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Recently, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC asked seven respected and knowledgeable sales associates and broker/owners affiliated with the ColdwellBanker® brand to gather for a roundtable discussion to reveal and examine the developments currently having the greatest effect on the industry.
As we were preparing for the roundtable, we expected to hear that buyers are concerned about safety and security, highly focused on technologyand smart homes, and even preoccupied with spaces for their collections of art, wine or cars. And to some extent this was true. But it was clear that our panelists are also finding…
 

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An 8-acre Andalusian hacienda creates magic high above Los Angeles in the guard-gated city of  Rolling Hills, California.

“I felt like an eagle perched at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 1,100 feet above sea level, surveying my domain,” describes John Z. Blazevich, as he recalls the first time he stood on the stunning 8-acre parcel in the guard-gated city of Rolling Hills, where the splendid Hacienda de la Paz estate now rests. “I searched extensively in Los Angeles for a location with abundant acreage that was private, safe and off the radar. I found it in Rolling Hills.”

Indeed, he did. The impressive work of art and engineering took Blazevich, a food entrepreneur, nearly 17 years to bring to fruition. It was worth the wait. The end result is a millennium of architecture under one roof.

“I wanted to build a home that would stand the test of time,” he remembers fondly. “Therefore, it had to be historical. It had to be original. It had to be meaningful. And it had to be reflective of California.”

Blazevich felt, however, that California’s immediate history was too rustic — so he turned to the first-generation Spanish hacienda style, which he perceived as a sophisticated representation of Spain’s architectural history that later influenced California’s residential style. He cultivated a design vision by tracing Spain’s historical roots back to the Spanish explorers who discovered the Golden State, and then he “brought the history and architecture forward to the look of the 19th-century Andalusia region of Spain,” he reveals.

To turn his dream project into a reality…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.

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Once a playground for dignitaries and royalty, the famed Cragwood Estate enjoys privacy and pedigree.

First Lady Jacquelyn Kennedy riding horses on the property. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor celebrating the annual “Royal Weekend” as guests in the home. Stories of gold Kruggerands being doled out as party favors during elaborate galas.

Cragwood Estate in Far Hills, New Jersey, has both an inimitable pedigree and a storied and fascinating history, having once been owned by precious-metal magnate Charles Engelhard and his socialite wife, Jane. The couple was renowned for their lavish parties and for the dignitaries and heads of state, including Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, who visited.
Today’s soirees might not be quite as posh, but the 112-acre Georgian revival mansion certainly is. Crafted to exacting standards circa 1923 and lovingly restored and modernized by its current owners, the home features three levels of beautifully designed living space. In all, there are 24 rooms, including nine bedrooms, a professional home theater and a climate-controlled, 3,000-bottle wine cellar with a tasting room, plus an elevator and three terraces to take in the rare views of Ravine Lake and the distant hills…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.

A new project that includes Bermuda’s first Ritz-Carlton Resort promises to raise the bar for luxury hospitality and vacation real estate.

By Alyson PItare

If the idea of living directly on the waterfront with access to a mega-yacht marina, five-star hotel and luxury residences overlooking the azure seas of Bermuda sparks your sense of wanderlust, then you may want to keep close watch on Caroline Bay, Bermuda, over the next two years. The tropical sanctuary has promised to be “the flagship for a new era of luxury hospitality in Bermuda,” according to CraigChristensen, president and CEO of Morgan’s Point Ltd., the development company behind the much-anticipated project.
The first phase will feature a 79-room Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort — the first Ritz-Carlton inBermuda — and world-class amenities such as restaurants, an indoor/outdoor spa and upscale boutiques, a mega-yacht marina with slips for 79 boats and 23 super yachts, and 35 branded waterfront residences represented exclusively by Coldwell Banker Caroline Bay. Adds Christensen: “The first block of residences is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2017, with the remaining blocks to open consecutively, one per month, until all five are completed.”  
 Nestled in a cove on the island’s west end…

Click here for the full story, as seen in the Fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates. 

By Jaymi Naciri

PRIVACY, PRESTIGE AND ARCHITECTURAL DISTINCTION CONVERGE IN THIS WINTER
GARDEN, FLORIDA, MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE.

Business leaders Steve and Rita Hollosi were seeking a property “on a pristine lake” when they happened upon Deer Island and were smitten. Here, in Winter Garden, Florida, resort-style living on the John’s Lake chain of lakes offers a serene island lifestyle with expansive homesites, large setbacks and breathtaking water views and access, without being far removed from desired amenities.
“We had been looking at waterfront property and loved the possibilities here,” says Steve Hollosi, in an interview with Homes & Estates. “There’s one main road, and it’s gated. There are large estate lots and only 174 residents on the island.”
That deep sense of privacy is enhanced by the property upon which the Hollosis built La Casa de Leon. This one-of-a-kind heritage estate with 11,696 square feet of indoor living, and an additional 11,000-plus square feet of magnificently finished, covered outdoor living space, sits upon a 1.75-acre peninsula surrounded on all sides by water and protected wildlife, and boasting a rare 700 feet of lake frontage…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.


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