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.