From England to South America and many states across the U.S. new residents have found a pristine location for their seasonal homes in the stunning Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. This A+ rated Continuing Care Retirement Community offers everything needed for a luxurious, active, and well cared for life style.

The ground breaking construction began early April of 2013, and finishing touches are underway.

Though the majority of residents are seasonal, many of the residents remain at Moorings Park most of the year to the full year. Seasonal residents from the dry West, the windy Midwest and the mountainous regions of the U.S. among others now call Grey Oaks “home”. An international crowd has also come to enjoy the seasonal leisure along with their homes in the U.S. And abroad. The diversity adds to the depth of the community and is means for conversation and friendship.

The gated Community sits in the middle of the city has easy access to all the beach town of Naples has to offer. Just minutes from down town shopping, Olde Naples beaches and historic districts, Moorings Park is in a prime location. The large and beautifully maintained area offers an entrance from Airport Pulling Rd N, Livingston Rd, and Pine Ridge Rd. Elegant landscapes surround the community. Green golf courses and sparkling lakes flood the views, creating dramatic scenes of landscape.

The Amenities
Gina Paris who is the director of sales at Moorings Park believes the quality of life for the retiree’s depends on the freedom of enjoying a lifestyle full of activity with the security in the knowledge that their long term needs are being met.
That is just what this community offers, state of the art facilities balanced by complete care.
Under development, is Aqua Gardens that boasts a resort style pool surrounded by fascinating landscapes. Residents can enjoy the crisp clean water for a refreshment on warm days and as a safe and healthy way to get out and get moving. Viridian Gardens will open for a handful of activities in the large open area such as lawn bowling and bocce ball, as well as plenty of space for picnics and relaxing and breathing the open air. An on campus fitness center, is one of two choices. Residents at Mooring Park at Grey Oaks will also have use of the amenities offered by Mooring’s park Goodlette Frank Rd campus, that offers a second work out facility, Salon and Spa, theater, the Center for Healthy Living that embodies the above. Also at the Goodleete Frank location has the new Trio Restaurant that can be a fantastic gathering place for residents.

Breakfast and lunch will be served in the Bistro,that’s part of the clubhouse. The clubhouse also features an informal and formal dining area. Fascinating views from the partly outdoor glamorous formal dining area offers a great way to socialize. A large auditorium is set for formal parties, private events, town hall gatherings, meetings, and even some dancing. The club house will be central grounds for gatherings.
The clubhouse will have many activities to join in on, such as, card games, bridge, billards, scrabble, mahjong. There will also be special events to attend, presentations, seminars, group discussions, computer activity, book reviews, arts, inspired events among many others. Out door activities on the lawn are also a fantastic meeting place. There will be a host of recreational activity to socialize and enjoy the surroundings and the amenities Moorings Park at Grey Oaks has to offer.

The surroundings
Walk ways lined with towering Royal Palm’s will lead from place to place, and residents can find this to be a fantastic spot to take a walk, enjoy the activity, and greet neighbors. A beautiful fragrance garden that is sure to catch attention is planned to be part of the Jasmine Gardens. Along with the fragrance garden, Moorings Park residents can relax and watch a spectacular show put on by fluttering butterflies also located in Jasmine Gardens. Plotted open greenery will be a breath of fresh air offering dramatic views and landscapes. Three gardens boasting 80,000 sq ft and designed by Naples local JRL Landscape Design Studios, including Viridian Gardens that are placed to add depth add beauty to the luxurious atmosphere of the community. The views really speak for themselves and the whole Grey Oaks compound is surrounded by lushly landscaped areas, just waiting to be enjoyed.
Residents can find spiritual invigoration at the neighboring Moorings Park campus and take part in the Bower Chapel Concert series and worship service.
Moorings Park offers 12 buildings of luxury residence, clubhouse, Center for Healthy Living, and the Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility.

Community Care
The gorgeous landscapes, and wonderful amenities are not the only reason people come to Mooring Park at Grey Oaks, this “community” really is just that, community. The Center for the healthy living offers its very own clinic so residents of Moorings Park can have their doctors office visits right on campus. The Physicians clinic offers occupational therapy, outpatient therapy, and speech therapy. 40 Suites are featured in The Assisted Living and Memory Care Center, where licensed professionals are available for 24 hour Emergency Nursing Service. These professionals offer an array of service such as, assistance with daily activities like dressing, bathing, medication administration assistance, among others. Life enrichment activities and supportive services offer a social benefit to residents as well as other care options they may need including, counseling, and social services.

The home like setting lends a sense of ease and thus stimulates cognitive function. Escorts are provided for each member of the private suite, and will help them to a dining or recreation area on their floor. The service provided is focused on the individual and caters to individual needs. Activities programs, and social stimulation are provided to residents.
Residents can expect a fixed rate of pay even if the need for more medical attention increases.

Moorings Park at Grey Oaks offers future residents luxury living with the peace of mind that allows them to enjoy all the richness of the community and the diverse culture.

Four estate homes are springing up in Estuary, a community inside Grey Oaks, an announcement from The Lutgert Companies has stated. According to Judy Green, the president and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, these four luxury residences within the 350-acre Estuary are to provide an ‘unparalleled lifestyle’ for residents in the community. Her organization handles the sales and marketing for The Lutgert Companies.

There is a spike in the sales of luxury homes and as the construction of these homes progress, the company is looking forward to a very bright and favorable economic season ahead. The estate model is Neapolitan and it was built by none other than the legendary Stock Signature Homes. With the design was handled by Stofft-Cooney Architects, the estate has 7,713 square feet of living space. There are five bedrooms, five full baths with two half baths, a study, a clubroom, a lounge (perched on the second floor) and an adjoining garage for four cars. The design is West Indies-themed and the home, which is situated at 1213 Gordon River Trail, is not far from the 12th hole of the golf course in Grey Oaks. It is indeed good news for golf aficionados there. Currently under construction and pegged at $6,995,000, the home has its interior design done by Marc Michaels.

Then there is the Georgetown estate model, which rings in at a little under $8 million. It has over 10,000 square feet with five bedrooms, seven full baths and three half baths, second-floor lounge, an outdoor kitchen with gas fireplace and two studies. For almost $8 million, that is surely not all. There is also an outdoor kitchen with gas fireplace, a game room with full bar on the first floor and a garage for five cars. Georgetown is located on an estimated one-acre site with spectacular views of the western lake, golf course and the natural preserve. Handled by Borelli Construction, Georgetown is located at 1261 Gordon River Trail and designed by Stoff-Cooney Architects. Oh, it also boasts a detached guest house plus full kitchen, living room and laundry. Surely, $8 million will go a long way.

The Biscayne is another new model estate being constructed by G.E.S Construction. It is an open contemporary floor plan with over 7,500 square feet of living space with five bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths, clubroom, outdoor bar and a lounge on the second floor. There is also a four-car garage and a separate guest suite linked to a living room. Sharon Gilkey of Montana & Associates did the dazzling transitional interior design.

Come visit Grey Oaks today and see this newer estate homes.

home-exteriorMillbrook community in Fiddler’s Creek has sent out a notice about the 56 move-in-ready homes in its vicinity. These residences, all made in a Mediterranean village pattern are all luxurious and well planned. The notice came from Lennar Homes and it will not be long before all the homes are snapped up. Millbrook has the reputation of being a haven of peace and tranquility blended with outstanding luxuries that truly reflect the lifestyle of Florida. These homes range from 1,649 to 2,246 air-conditioned square feet with the least prices going for almost $343,000.

One of the homes is the Victoria, a one-story model that covers 1,850 air-conditioned square feet. It has a split floor plan with two bedrooms, a couple of baths, a pool bath, a den, kitchen, dining room, and a very impressive great room. There is also a master suite that comes with its separate his/her vanities and a walk-in closet. For those who are fans of the screen-covered lanai and a courtyard garage for two, Victoria is the answer. You can become an owner for $442,670 (plus pool and spa).

Another model is the Isabella, the largest of the floor plans present in Millbrook. Clocking in a vast 2,246 feet under air, Isabella offers three bedrooms, two baths, a den, and a great room not too far from the dining room and kitchen. It also comes with walk-in closets and a master bath with his/her vanities. A screen-covered lanai and an optional outdoor kitchen and two-car garage are other features. Isabella can be yours for just $478,670, with the pool and spa. In addition to these, there are other floor plans in Millbrook and these are the Nina and the Sophia.

Residents of Nina enjoy 1,649 air-conditioned square feet. It comes with a split floor plan and two bedrooms, two baths and a den that is linked to the great room. There is also an open kitchen, a breakfast nook and an adjoining dining area. Also available is a screen-covered lanai that includes an optional outdoor kitchen and a garage for two cars.

The Sophia is a one-story building that is equipped with virtually all that you will crave for. Clocking in at 2,032 air-conditioned square feet, it has three gracious bedrooms, three baths and a den. Inside the master suite are dual sinks, a huge Roman tub, and a large walk-in closet. Like others too, you have the pleasure of enjoying a screen-covered lanai and an optional outdoor kitchen with a two-car garage.

florida-homeFlorida has again landed itself on the top list of the state choice among international real estate buyers. Based on the current annual report from the National Association of Realtors, Florida has garnered the top rank by having 23 percent of sales transactions. Such ranking bodes well for the real estate market in Florida.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity last Tuesday. It was stated in that report that foreign buyers of real estate purchases have reached 35% for the year ended in March for nationwide sales. 2013 resulted in $68.2 billion foreign sales of U.S. residential real estate. However, the current year total sales amounted to $92.2 billion, a big jump indeed.

It was further stated that China was a big buyer with $22 billion in purchases of U.S. real estate within a year. The U.S. real estate is indeed offering quite attractive packages for foreign buyers. The pricing is quite competitive, great investment opportunities in the future, and the economic stability of the United States really helped boost the real estate sales.

Chinese citizens are purchasing real estate properties across the nation. California is still topping the list. Followed by:

  • Washington (9 percent)
  • New York (7 percent)
  • Pennsylvania (6 percent)
  • Texas (6 percent)

Other Foreign buyers accounted for the remaining percentages:

ü      Europeans (28 percent)

ü      Latin Americans (26 percent)

ü      Asia and Oceania (8 percent)

Florida is indeed favored by many as a perfect place to settle for good. Having a perfect weather all year long, great conveniences, and immense opportunity – Florida has proven to offer great investment portfolios that are truly alluring for foreign homebuyers. Chinese are continuously buying high-end condos and high-end waterfront houses. This does really bodes well for the real estate market in Florida.

red-house-stands outAccording to a white paper, luxury housing and locations nowadays are not just confined in those famous but rare zip codes. From the traditional luxury locations, homebuyers are now buying what they call “lifestyle” homes, which offer spacious square footages, beautiful views, and luxury amenities that are usually found in homes in popular destinations but without the hype.

The report titled “Redefining Luxury” was written by Frank Malpica of the ERA Franchise Systems LLC – an organization specializing in secondary housing markets. The white paper explained the growing trend in under the radar luxury locations.

Here is the 7 under the radar luxury locations listed by Malpica in his report.

Rockland, Maine

Easily accessible from New York City, this location provides a classy, New England feels usually found in more expensive homes in Martha’s Vineyard. Luxury homes and condos, especially waterfront properties in Rockland, ME, can be purchased less the celebrity markup.

Sandy, Utah

Sandy is a suburb of Salt Lake City, which is close to many world famous ski resorts. This city is perfect for those looking for a place with many outdoor activities to choose from. Within and around the area are hundreds of miles of hiking trails, mountain biking paths, and some of the best rock climbing in the world.

Door County, Wisconsin

This area in Wisconsin features 300 miles of beautiful shorelines and 11 scenic lighthouses. In Door County, you can buy a luxury, custom build home with 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, amazing waterfront views, within a 4,500 plus square feet area for only $1.7 million.

Chautauqua Lake, New York

Aside from the more affordable upscale homes, people in this area also enjoy the wines with more than 20 wineries and the world’s largest and oldest Concord grape yard.

San Antonio, Texas

If it is a luxury but affordable home within a warmer climate you are looking for then homes in San Antonio, TX might be the right place for you. Considered as one of the rapidly growing cities in the country nowadays, San Antonio is also well known for its 2-mile River Walk featuring restaurants, retail shops, and nightlife activities. One luxury home in San Antonio has a living area of 4,352 square feet with 5 bedrooms and bathrooms for only $700,000.

Sheridan, Wyoming

Conveniently located between Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park, this region in Wyoming State offers lot of open spaces and privacy without the celebrity markup.

Sarasota, Florida

Compared to the luxury homes and hype in other luxury destinations in Florida, homes in Sarasota are more affordable but offers the same features like beach views, beach access, and luxury amenities.

With these luxurious locations within United States, finding a magnificent home would not be a problem.

Renowned for being one of the most impressive designer-decorated villa models, the Palmhurst by Stock Signature Homes is ready for viewing by prospective buyers. The venue is the Escala community of Quail West. A leading brand, Stock Signature Homes is a master when it comes to luxury estate construction. A branch of Stock Development, it was named one of the top 100 builders in the country not too long ago –for the second year in a row.

The wonderful and elite Escala community has 39 luxury villa residences. Each of these residences has three, four or even five bedroom plans, ranging from 2,822 to 3,386 square feet under the air. The base price is in the $700s. These homes show the finest of Quail West’s long-range scenery.

The Palmhurst model is tastefully furnished and the interior is handled by Troy Beasley of the famed Beasley & Henley Interior Design. Straddling 2,822-square-foot under air, the great room floor plan encompasses three bedrooms, a formal dining room, an island kitchen, three-and-a-half-baths, fireplace and summer kitchen (optional), breakfast nook, outdoor living area with a pool and spa, and a garage for three cars. This model goes for a little over $1.2 million with the furnishings and the optional packages. The floor plan comes in with a base price of almost $720,000.

The designer made the interior to be fluffy and light reflecting the smooth-lined plan and conservative taste of the area. Beasley made use of a color mix that contained soft creams, tangerine, terracotta and a dash of gold. A beauty to behold, the wooden floor is dark-stained in the master suite while the dark oak in the study ensures a comfortable contrast for the residents.

The Palmhurst model has a double door entry, which leads to a gallery hallway spanning the study to the dining room. It is an amazing design and one has to see to really appreciate the experience. Looking straight on, one sees the great room and beyond to the outdoor living and pool area. There is a masterly crafted chandelier with a dark iron exterior handing over the silent marble inlays of the gallery hallway down from the great room.

The great room itself is an outstanding piece of beauty on its own. There sofa is clean-lined with various cushions and there are striped armchairs. A cream-colored coating of the sofa and its dashes of terracotta and tangerine gives you that warm feeling of truly being at home. To complete the picture, a big iron coffee table straddles the space in between the carefully placed ornaments.

The Palmhurst in Quail West offers elegance and luxury in a more affordable package. Visit and see the model home is Escala today.