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11751 Elina Court | Old Palm

April 16th, 2011

In most minds, Palm Beach’s architecture is inextricably connected to Addison Mizner, who began designing there around the end of the First World War. By mixing sources from Moorish Spain, Renaissance Italy and 18th Century France, he created a style that was all his own.

For this house, both the architect and clients looked not so much to Mizner’s exuberant houses as to the more restrained work of Maurice Fatio, the Swiss-born American architect who designed numerous local houses in the 1920s and 1930s for such clients as Harold S. Vanderbilt and Joseph E. Widener.

The owners wanted it to be elegant but not opulent, with rooms that have both warmth and grand proportions. As is typical of Palm Beach houses, there are cast stone columns, balustrades and urns. They wanted to make sure they respected both authenticity and good design.

The Elina House was formerly owned by avid art collectors with fabulous taste. As you enter the two wooden entry doors, one glance to the left reveals their taste is art. This replica of  Charles Bell’s 16 Candles, renamed ‘Marbles’, is the prized possession of the father of ‘photo-realist art’, Louis Meisel.

The furnishings are done by an award-winning interior designer. They are all brand new and at retail would run in excess of $200,000. High-end manufacturers such as Hickory, Century by Larry Laslo, Swain, and Kravet adorn the interiors, and Brown Jordon the outdoor, pool and entertainment areas.

Entering the living room, one is immediately drawn to a wonderful clock sitting on the stone-clad fireplace. As your eyes move forward, the exquisite tropical landscaping and the pool and water features in the rear of the home become apparent. These water features cost the owners in excess of $150,000 when the home was built in 2006. One notices the perfect balance the furnishings add to this open floorplan.

The whimsical nature of the owners is evident in their library with matching desks, his with his passion for his mythical mistress, ‘Wonder Woman’, and her with her perfect husband, ‘The Man of Steel, Superman’.

Continuing into the master bedroom, overlooking the tropical pool and water features, the owner’s whimsical taste turns romantic, with a print of movie econ Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol directly above the headboard of this 4-poster bed. The elegantly-appointed marble master bathroom and closets make this master suite perfect.

As one exits the rear onto the loggia, you can see how grand the outdoor area truly is. The large pool, lounge areas, and rear water features truly make this a spectacular family/entertainment area.

Overall, this single-story Elina house has a footprint of 4,888 square feet, 4 bedrooms and 5½ baths. There is a covered loggia area immediately off of the family room, French doors throughout, impact glass, 3-car garage and a circular paver drive. All of the living spaces have Saturnia marble and each bath has both marble floors and countertops. The kitchen has granite countertops and a world of space for the gourmet chef of the house. There is an exterior kitchen as well for outdoor BBQs.

3 Carrick Road | Burwick at PGA National | Homes For Sale

November 30th, 2010

3 Carrick Road in Burwick at PGA National offers sparkling & sensational lake views with a southern exposure, situated on an expansive private lot. The great room is comfortable and sophisticated. Designed with our Florida Resort Beaches in mind, it’s as open and cheerful as it gets. Plentiful cabinetry & counters makes the kitchen a chef’s delight. 2 wide skylights are angled for perfect light. Casual elegance is felt in the living & dining rooms. Beautiful conch soft lily colors, molding, unique brick floors, and French doors. The Master has a Jensen Beach seascape feel. 2 walk-in closets and a large bath make this a peaceful oasis. 3 split guest suites with each room having its own design flair. Extras include intercom music, central vac, UV-AC. The covered loggia is huge, with open deep pool, brick pavers, BBQ grill, wet bar, cabana bath, and a separate grass backyard, all surrounded by majestic oaks & palms & the lake. A truly serene experience.

The Best Yogurt in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens

November 8th, 2010

When my wife and I get a hankering for frozen yogurt, there are only 2 places to go in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens. Both are owned by the same guy, so we go to the one closest to our home in Jupiter, just down the street from the San Michele homes, Ashdan’s Yogurt on Donald Ross Road and Military Trail in the shopping center on the SW Corner, the best yogurt in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens.

Ashdan's Yogurt

They have 6 machines with 2 flavors each, numerous toppings and diet cookies. I prefer peanut butter with cookie crumbles in the center and on top. What a nice way to top off a meal, satisfy your sweet tooth, and not blow the calorie budget for the day. Ashdan’s Yogurt Café also has no-fat fudge, no-fat and no-sugar yogurt (only 8 calories), and a variety of no-carb products.

The other Ashdans is located on PGA Boulevard and the Turnpike, just west of the Turnpike in the shopping center nearest PGA National. There is a new LA Fitness located there.  My office is at Illustrated Properties in the same center.  Stop by, I’ll buy you a yogurt and show you all the homes for sale in PGA National if you’d like to take a look.

11524 Villa Vasari Drive | Villa Vasari in Mirasol

July 14th, 2010

Just steps from the Mirasol Clubhouse, 11524 Villa Vasari is a limited-edition 1st-floor model that gives you the best in luxury living. Fully upgraded with Saturina stone floors throughout. The great room floorplan is open & bright. The kitchen has lots of granite counters and a huge u-shaped island with extra bar seating or the perfect buffet spot. The den has easy-to-care-for Pergo floors and plantation shutters. The master is spacious with a terrific bath suite. Unforgettable golf & lake views can be seen from the screened-in patio.  Extras include full core doors, central vac, recessed lighting, and California closets. Impact hurricane glass and an association that takes care of practically all your needs makes this the perfect place to call home. Offered turnkey at $569,000.

124 Thornton Drive | Preston at PGA National

June 25th, 2010

Fabulous light-filled pool home. Originally a builder’s model with 4th bedroom addition which can be used as a private guesthouse or as an office with its own private entrance through French doors from the patio. Upgraded throughout with coral rock fireplace in the family room and an open kitchen with stainless appliances. Ceramic, Berber and hardwood floors throughout. Large master bedroom with walk-in closets overlooking a secluded heated pool & spa. Speakers throughout, hurricane shutters, newer roof and spacious covered loggia. Preston is an exclusive gated subdivision of PGA National with 24-hour security.