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Chowder Heads in Jupiter, Florida | A Restaurant Review

December 25th, 2012

Looking for a bit of New England in Jupiter, Florida? Missing those Lobster Rolls or the Ipswich Clams of Cape Cod? Well, look no further.

Chowder Heads is a moderately-priced, casual seafood restaurant located in the Driftwood Plaza in Jupiter, Florida. The atmosphere is great inside the eatery or sitting outside by the pond. Most important, the food is delicious! Lots of great appetizers to choose from. We chose the large Ipswich clams with butter dipping sauce along with a sliver of celery skin. Next time we want to go for the Crab Martini with sauce. The New England Clam Chowder was thick with lots of clams. The “soon to be famous” t-shirts that the wait staff were waiting for were right on target.

My wife and I split a Lobster Roll. We were tempted to get it with Mayo but went for the Southern New England Way, served with hot butter. The other item we split was the New Hampshire Salad Wedge. Crisp iceberg lettuce with blue cheese, bacon, beefsteak tomato, and a mouthwatering Vermont Maple Vinaigrette. I usually avoid this dish due to the heavy dressing, but the maple vinaigrette mixed with the blue cheese crumbles was the perfect mix. The kids split the Coconut Shrimp, which were huge. For desert we got the Boston Crème Pie and Apple Crisp. We will absolutely be back again. Too many things to try from McLaughlin Haddock, to oysters crab cakes to whole Maine Lobster.

Chowder Heads is located at 2123 US Highway 1, Jupiter, Florida 33477, and the phone number is (561) 203-2903.

Chowder Heads in Jupiter, Florida at Driftwood Plaza

Rory McIlroy’s Palm Beach Gardens Home | Exclusive New Photos of his Contemporary $9.5m Intracoastal Enclave

December 21st, 2012

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Rory McIlroy has purchased and closed on a $9.5m contemporary/modern home, 15,286 square feet, directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach Gardens. 2380 Old Gate Lane was completed last year and is located in the very private and tiny gated Old Gate subdivision. At a cost of approximately $7m, the builder made a handsome profit for this speculation home.

The architecture of this 6 bedroom home is magnificent, with a center glass core and window views everywhere throughout the house. It’s really an updated Frank Lloyd Wright turned modern. Multiple party patios on multiple levels and on opposite sides take advantage of the Intracoastal Waterway and make this home the perfect spot to entertain 100+ guests. While not having Tiger Woods‘ private golf course, a putting green is already in place. The home is on the Intracoastal and will not only let Rory enjoy the fantastic cerulean water views, but also provide a place to dock a private yacht.

Rory Mcllroy's home in Palm Beach Gardens

The 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom home, including a private gym, is just a mere mile from The Bear’s Club, the most expensive Jupiter real estate development. Rory will most likely join The Bear’s Club (where he was also looking to purchase) and Trump National Jupiter Golf Club & Spa. The Bear’s Club recently lowered their membership to $90,000 initiation and will take outside members. The Donald purchased the next-door Ritz-Carlton just a month ago, renamed it Trump National Jupiter Golf Club & Spa, and is rumored to be lowering initiation to $50,000. The Trump Club offers more of a social experience, a resort-style pool, and a spa that The Bear’s Club does not have. It would be a nice place for girlfriend and tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki, to hang out.

Rory Mcllroy's home in Palm Beach Gardens

Rory, heir apparent to Tiger Woods, or perhaps that crown has already been passed with his $14m season’s winnings and reported $100m Nike contract. Will Tiger be dumped by Nike? It definitely would not surprise this writer.

Rory Mcllroy Home

Rory’s seemingly effortless swing, reminiscent of the great Bobby Jones, seems unflappable and unstoppable so long as he puts in the long practice sessions day in and day out throughout the season. He’s a fearless driver of the ball, often 350 yards, and a smooth-stroking putter. He’s a quick player, confident in every aspect of his swing. A true “natural”, clean cut, innocent, Rory is the player the PGA tour needs.

New home of Rory Mcllroy in Palm Beach Gardens

He leads in earnings on both the PGA and European tours this season, quite a rare feat.

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Jeff Lichtenstein specializes in marketing real estate from Palm Beach homes to Singer Island condos. His Father, Cary Lichtenstein, a resident of Admirals Cove, has rated golf courses for GolfWeek magazine and has played all Top-100 courses in the US. He enjoys helping high net-worth buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.


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14070 Caloosa Boulevard | Caloosa

December 17th, 2012

 Incredible Old-World Masterpiece on Stunning 5 Acres

Nestled just a few minutes from the congestion of Palm Beach Gardens is a place with true serenity. Whether you love the equestrian lifestyle or just the outdoors, you will fall in love with 14070 Caloosa Boulevard in Caloosa. A serene 5 acres are home to this Tuscan Old-World Masterpiece. No expense was spared in building this home the right way. CBS construction with foam filling on both floors gives incredible insulation and makes this home energy efficient. A 40kw whole-house generator and impact glass throughout give wonderful peace of mind. From the moment you arrive through the gate onto the Chicago-brick driveway, you know you have entered a special place. The covered entry through the wrought-iron gate delights the senses as you see archways, columns, and a fountain courtyard. The intimate door leads to a foyer with 22-foot ceilings and a stunning staircase. To the right is the living room with a fireplace, stained glass, Venetian plaster, pecky cypress, and pine glass door. Steps away is the entry to a bonus entertainment room combining spectacular wet-bar with custom granite counters, curved wood moldings, Chicago brick columns, and movie theater. On the opposite end of the hall is a huge master suite with sitting area and French doors to the patio. The oasis master bath has travertine floors, seashell sink, and large walk-in closet. As you walk up the wood-floored staircase, picturesque windows bring in plentiful light. Four guest bedrooms each have their own private bath and three have balconies. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with top-of-the-line appliances such as Miele, DCS commercial 5-burner gas range, granite, cherry wood cabinetry, and butler’s pantry. Off the kitchen is the open family room with magnificent beamed ceilings overlooking the lush grounds and pool.

Extras include true barrel roof, speakers, water filtration and recirculating system, and a 4-car garage. The grounds are incredible with heated pool, countless palms, and colorful bougainvillea. There is plenty of room to build equestrian facilities or you can just use the equestrian facilities of the community.

14070 Caloosa Boulevard

14070 Caloosa Boulevard

14070 Caloosa Boulevard | Caloosa


131 Casa Grande Court | Condado | Mirabella

December 14th, 2012

Fabulous 3BR/2½BA + den open plan home with relaxing lake view at the end of a cul-de-sac at 131 Casa Grande Court in Condado at Mirabella! The long & attractive brick paver walkway leads you to your home in paradise. Once inside you are greeted by the spacious great room that includes high ceilings. The kitchen is nicely upgraded & includes plenty of pretty wooden cabinets & granite countertop space plus an island. The gas stove is ideal for the cook in your family! The master is large & overlooks the wonderful lake. The master bath is equally as roomy. The guest bedrooms will accommodate guests nicely. The den is perfect for your home office or as a cozy extra family room. Pretty ceramic tile & carpet throughout. The patio provides a perfect spot for gazing at the lake at the finish of a day. Fantastic community clubhouse, too!

 

131 Casa Grande Court

131 Casa Grande Court – View from back

 

131 Casa Grande Court | Condado | Mirabella

City Place | West Palm Beach Night Lights

December 11th, 2012

City Place in West Palm Beach opened about 10 years ago. With a 20-screen movie, Muvico including IMax, Cheesecake Factory, shopping, comedy club, and countless eateries, it revitalized the area and gave more affordable entertainment to the Palm Beach area. It attracts people from as far north as Jupiter to as far south as Boca Raton and as far west as Wellington. At night it’s fun to shop and just walk the streets. The courtyard in the main area sits right off the Harriet Himmel Theater and is just a short walk from the Kravis Center. The fountains have a beautiful light show at night that delights both kids and adults.

City Place – Outdoor Square

City Place – Red Lights

City Place – Street Lights

The Harriet Himmel Theater