Archive for April, 2013

10365 Terra Lago Drive | Terra Lago | Ibis Golf & Country Club

April 29th, 2013

A breathtaking view beyond a gorgeous heated pool with an infinity edge captures your eyes as you enter the unique, frosted, front doorway at 10365 Terra Lago Drive in Ibis Golf & Country Club. An intricate tile inlay at the entrance is set into the Saturnia marble flooring. Triple crown molding throughout lends to the richness of the details. The kitchen has granite counters, a Viking range and oven, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The dinette has an unusual domed ceiling and its windows have plantation shutters. The master bedroom has a fabulous water view and the triple crown molding with a wallpaper border gives this room a singular look. The screened lanai overlooks the beautiful pool framed by large tiled planters with palm trees. Beyond the edge of the infinity pool is a magnificent fountain, further defining life in paradise.

10365 Terra Lago Drive

10365 Terra Lago Drive – Swimming Pool & View

 

 

10365 Terra Lago Drive | Terra Lago | Ibis Golf & Country Club


703 Sea Oats Drive #C4 | Sea Oats | Juno Beach

April 29th, 2013

Perfect opportunity to remodel! Spectacular open & spacious 3BR home with pool at 703 Sea Oats Drive #C4 in Juno Beach. Located close to the beach, this potential seaside jewel also has great privacy enhanced by its spot at the end of a cul-de-sac street. The kitchen is open & has good size. Soaring ceilings, double skylights, and lots of light accent the wonderful, huge great room, and the built-in armoire is a nice touch. The 1st-floor master has a large walk-in closet and tile flooring. The guest bedrooms are equally as roomy as the master. Both have walk-in closets & the upstairs has a beautiful view. Wind down the day by lounging in the refreshing pool & taking in the cooling ocean breezes. The screened lanai is a nice plus. Newer roof, A/C & water heater. Fantastic community feel at Sea Oats and just a short walk to the beach!

703 Sea Oats Drive #C4

703 Sea Oats Drive #C4

703 Sea Oats Drive #C4 – Screened Swimming Pool

 

 

703 Sea Oats Drive #C4 | Sea Oats | Juno Beach


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Michael Jordan’s Wedding – Exclusive Photos

April 27th, 2013

Michael Jordan’s Wedding Tent is 40,000 sq ft, 5000 sq ft larger than his 35,000 sq ft home in the elegant and classy Bears Club in Jupiter, Fl. As you can see from the aerial, Jack Nicklaus has graciously allowed Jordan to place the largest tent in wedding history on the driving range of his renowned golf course in order to house the only 2,200 invited guests! Guests included former Bulls player Scottie Pippen and Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Patrick Ewing and nearby neighbor Tiger Woods ( view tiger woods Jupiter island home) The entertainment included DJ MC Lyte, singers K’Jon, Robin Thicke and Grammy-Award winner Usher and The Source, an 18-piece band. Jerry Krause was nowhere to be found.

Watch Jeff interviewed on Access Hollywood on National TV about the wedding.

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Jordan outdoes Kim Kardashian. When Jordan super-sizes something, even Michael Bloomberg is wowed. The Jordan affair…

Jordan is set to marry the drop dead gorgeous Yvette Prieto, a Cuban born super-model. It is the 2nd marriage for Jordan and the first for Prieto. The sound system for the affair arrived in four semi-trailers and the band spent the entire day Friday rehearsing for the BIG EVENT. Golfers had a great time on the course, with a backdrop of music to play to or dance between shots. Best yet, MJ won’t even miss a day of work as his Charlotte Hornets missed the playoffs!

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The wedding site is in easy walking distance from Michael’s house. In the aerial above, you can see regular club members getting in a last practice round before the event.  Just around the corner lies Michael’s house although the setup is clearly not designed to “invite” people to move back and forth between the house and the wedding. At the rear (right side of the photo) of the tent complex, appears to be men’s and women’s temporary restrooms which is probably the limit of where guests will be allowed. The layout of the wedding tent structures appear to invite guests in on the left to a reception area followed by a main area where the ceremony is likely to take place along with dining afterward – and finally an enormous ballroom and dance floor already darkened with paneling to allow for lighting and effects to go along with the music. You can see the band stage (in purple) were curtains can be opened at the right time to allow people to see and hear the band perform.

The wedding itself cost a reported $10,000,000!!!  Amazing floral arrangements with tulips, roses, peonies, crystal candelbras, private cigar rooms, Usher, and of course the tent structure quickly add up. Yvette looked gorgeous in a French silk J’Aton Couture wedding dress with Swarovski  crystals. Buses were brought in to drive people from the nearby church to the wedding reception.  Everything was kept very hush hush for a Michael Jordan wedding.   In a town with the Donald, this was one affair that Trumped Trump!

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Some information on Michael Jordan’s home… The Jordan house makes a clean break with the Mizner Traditional Mediterranean architecture so familiar to the Palm Beach area for the past 80 years. Other celebrities are breaking out as well in this direction, as evidenced by Rory McIlory’s and Tiger Woods’ houses.

Architecture is much more open, meaning that rooms are less defined by walls and more defined by furniture layout. Living rooms in many cases have disappeared completely and great rooms have emerged with 80″ TVs and open kitchens. The outside is now part of the inside. The Jordan house counts 18 separate roof structures that break the massiveness into houses within houses. It is so tastefully done, the architecture is brilliant, as there is an intimacy uncommon with size. The Bear’s Club, developed by the world’s greatest golfer, Jack Nicklaus, is now home to the world’s greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan. The Bear’s Club was just a huge empty piece of land for years with a few cows and a lot of barbed wire owned by John D. McArthur until it was sold to Jack Nicklaus who had a dream for his ultimate golf course community. Jack Nicklaus later split the parcel into two pieces and developed the 2nd parcel into the Ritz Carlton of Jupiter, now the Trump National Golf Club of Jupiter. While The Bear’s Club and The Ritz share the same stop light and first few hundred feet, the Ritz home owners drive straight and The Bear’s Club members and homeowners turn right into a magnificent, gated, stoned entry.


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


The caddies at the Ritz, when asked what the difference between the two clubs is, respond that the “Ritz homeowners are all millionaires, but the Bear’s homeowners are billionaires”. While that may not be universally true at The Bear’s Club, they do have more than their share of ultra-wealthy members. MJ’s choice of a 3-acre homesite at The Bear’s Club is not all that unpredictable. His desire for privacy will certainly be well-served there, as entry to The Bear’s Club is well guarded.
His home has already been landscaped with a literal forest of trees, giving little or no glimpse of his mammoth 28,000-square-foot home, together with 3 separate structures; a guard house, guest house and pool house. He paid $4.8m for the land and $7.6m for the construction, making this $12.4m mansion probably the most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beaches. MJ’s total commitment when furnished will probably exceed $20m.


Micheal Jordan’s House – Check out the HUGE 2nd floor deck!!!

Michael Jordan’s House What is surprising, comparing Jordan’s piece of land to Tiger Woods’, (click here to see Tiger Woods’ Jupiter Island home) is that Tiger put together 3 parcels on Jupiter Island so that he has frontage on both the ocean and the Intracoastal. It would be interesting to see what the Jordan home resells for, being that its location, while great for MJ’s privacy, is not ideal for resale to the trophy and yacht buyer. Jordan’s house has 11 bedrooms, 6 on the 2nd floor alone, a 2-story guard house, an athletic wing together with basketball court, and a lavish workout facility. It’s rumored his huge media room with state-of-the-art electronics is ‘cigar friendly’.


Michael Jordan’s House

While MJ loves cigars and gambling, it’s rumored he’s tamed the latter in deference to Jack Nicklaus’ wishes to ‘tone it down’. The Bear’s Club has 55 estate residences, with starter estate homes beginning at $4-5m and the largest homes being priced just under $20m. Besides the estate residences, they have 3 other categories, Golf Villas, 14 Club Cottages, and 13 Vintage Estate Homes. (Click here to see all of Michael Jordan’s new neighbors homes on the market at The Bear’s Club real estate for sale.) The stone-clad Clubhouse is truly magnificent looking, both architecturally and the lush, dark-wooded interior. Jack Nicklaus spared nothing when building this masterpiece, notwithstanding the $90,000 initiation fee and $25,000 annual dues.


The Bear’s Club Clubhouse

The golf course is not your typical palm tree lined Florida course; instead, the property is blessed with hundreds of mature pine trees and well maintained scrub that eats golf balls when struck off line.


The Bear’s Club Golf Course

The greens are firm, ultra-fast, and can be treacherous when cut very tight. I played there over a dozen times and always averaged about 3 to 4 strokes higher than my normal score. The course has a very high course rating and is fair but on the difficult side. Their caddy program is terrific. Comparing it to Trump National Golf Club of Jupiter, where I was a member for 4 years before 2 back surgeries forced my early retirement from golf, I found the Trump to be a hair easier, maybe 1 to 2 strokes. Jack Nicklaus also designed the Ritz (now the Trump) and made it his chief project to not let it be a lesser course, and he definitely achieved his goal. Both courses are terrific, great challenges, and a joy to play. Having built homes in Highland Park, Illinois, I remember when MJ bought his parcel of land in Highland Park and built a 29,000-square-foot house together with a 3-hole golf course in his backyard. MJ had the number 23 on his entry gate.

  

Michael Jordan Wedding in the Tent

 

7117 Eagle Terrace | Eagle's Isle | Ibis Golf & Country Club

April 18th, 2013

7117 Eagle Terrace in Eagle’s Isle, the finest neighborhood at Ibis Golf & Country Club, has a sensational curb appeal with a wide circular driveway and impressive entrance. The inside does not disappoint! Crown molding arches, volume and beautiful ceiling lines, along with 5 tall ceiling windows will delight your senses. Only the finest materials were used throughout. Almost every room has a unique ceiling which makes the home uniform, but also different. The living room brings in incredible light and views of the pool and golf course. A wet bar and cast-stone fireplace are most impressive. The dining room has incandescent, double-coffered, 18-foot ceilings, silk drapes, and great space. Close by is an incredible kitchen, with 2 Bosch dishwashers, double Dacor oven, 6-burner gas stove with exhaust, Sub-Zero, huge granite island, and lots of cabinet space, making it a chef’s delight, all overlooking the breakfast room and the family room. The family room has a showstopper cypress ceiling and built-ins. This area is where you spend your time and it is warm and comfortable. The west wing has 3 VIP guest suites, each with its own private luxury bath and walk-in closets. Also on this side of the house, the media room is a great spot to watch your favorite movie. The other side of the house is simply stunning. The master has soothing coffered ceilings and French doors. The master bath is an oasis with lots of marble, Jacuzzi, bidet, coffee bar, and 2 large walk-ins. Next door is an incredible study with wood built-ins and an exercise room. The outdoor living is fabulous! Covered & screened BBQ loggia, rock waterfall pool/spa, and a true side yard. No expense was spared with every upgrade imaginable; impact glass, 25Kw generator, instant hot water, large 3-car garage with rustoleum floors, 2 wet bars, irrigation well, and a side porch are a few of the extras.

7117 Eagle Terrace

7117 Eagle Terrace – Patio & Swimming Pool

 

 

7117 Eagle Terrace | Eagle's Isle | Ibis Golf & Country Club


401 Via Placita | Vizcaya | Mirasol

April 18th, 2013

Spectacular 3BR+ study, open plan home on a choice corner lot that includes extra grounds, gorgeous private lake views, and desirable southeast exposure at 401 Via Placita in Vizcaya at Mirasol. Magnificent recessed ceilings & diagonal tile greet you once inside and are present throughout. The living room is spacious and great for entertaining guests. The formal dining room is ideal for dinner parties. Granite countertops, tumbled marble blacksplash, and pantry are all part of a fantastic kitchen. The master has lots of room and California closets. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub. The guest rooms will make any visitor feel comfortable. The study has pretty built-ins. End the day by relaxing on the huge screened loggia or private paver patio. Extras include hurricane shutters, central vac, and water purification system.

401 Via Placita

401 Via Placita – View from back patio

 

 

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