The Pearl | Art Deco Sarasota Condominiums

South Beach Style in Sarasota

A trend that made its debut in the mid-1920s, Art Deco design is an iconic part of the South Beach style. The style’s linear appearance with geometric decorative elements combined with South Beach’s vibrant pops of color give the area a distinctive feel of coastal fun.

The Pearl brings an even more sophisticated Art Deco design to Florida’s west coast. Sarasota, long hailed as the cultural coast, sets the perfect backdrop for an architecture lover to appreciate a new, distinct take on coastal Art Deco.

A New Art Deco

The Pearl Exterior Art Deco

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Exclusive: Inside Ockley Manor

Ockley Manor Luxury Cottage Front Elevation

Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ockley Manor is a quiet cul-de-sac of seven luxury cottages featuring 19th-century English countryside design boasting black slate roofs and white-washed painted brick facades. With a starting price of $1.6 million, Ockley Manor is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Charlotte.

English Countryside Cottage Dining and Living

Inside, these single-family homes range from 4,000 to 6,000 square feet and offer beautiful reclaimed hardwood beams complemented by wide-planked hardwood floors. The first floor contains the main living areas including a master suite, second bedroom and an exquisite, state-of-the-art kitchen complete with scullery. Entertain with ease with a separate room for cleanup and an open floor plan incorporating the entry, living room, dining space and kitchen into shared area.

Ockley Manor Interior Living Kitchen and Dining

The developer, Kingswood Custom Homes, began operation in 1996 when its founder, Peter Leeke, an award-winning custom home builder in London relocated to the area. Other developments featuring homes by Kingswood Custom Homes include The Sanctuary, The Point, Springfield, The Club at Longview and The Peninsula.

Ockley Manor Outdoor Entertaining

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Significant Sales | December



3250 Gin Lane
Naples, Florida

Newly built, this magnificent custom Port Royal estate offers the ultimate in waterfront living surrounded by gracious style and craftsmanship. This classically designed five-bedroom home is perfectly situated with a western exposure overlooking Smuggler’s Bay. From the reception entry throughout the main living areas, walls of glass and French doors inspire a seamless transition to the outdoor living area that offers an elegant open terrace, spectacular infinity-edge saline pool, spa and covered lanai with outdoor kitchen and fireplace.



280 Golden Gate Point, #9
Sarasota, Florida

Blending iconic style, elegance and world-class luxury, Aqua 280 offers eight beautifully appointed one-floor residences, 3,400 to 6,000 square feet under air, each with a private two-car garage, two private elevator entrances and an individual boat slip with lift. The building is designed by award-winning architect Guy Peterson, Office for Architecture and will have a full-time concierge and luxurious state-of-the-art amenities including large saltwater swimming pool with two side pools, spa, putting green, fitness studio, yoga room, massage/facial room, wine room and conference room.



1590 Gulf Boulevard, #203
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Enjoy another gorgeous sunny day on Clearwater Beach. This modern and pristine building seems to float above the shimmering shores of Sand Key on Florida’s spectacular Gulf Coast. Enter into the foyer of the 2,649-square-foot, four-bedroom, three-bath residence. The view from the second-floor penthouse is breathtaking.


084545 Sloewood Drive
Mount Dora, Florida

Located on Sloewood Drive, one of Mount Dora’s most scenic and canopied tree-lined streets, this home is just minutes to historic downtown. Drive through the private gates, past the guesthouse and tennis court and you will arrive to this magnificent 3,700-square-foot modern contemporary jewel. It is located in a park-like setting featuring 2.39 acres of lush lawn, cascading oaks and spectacular Lake Ola frontage with private boat ramp, dock and boathouse. Lake Ola is a pristine and spring-fed, 439-acre private lake where residents enjoy boating, skiing, fishing, kayaking and paddleboarding.



1801 Branlaire Drive
Linville, North Carolina

Nestled in a backdrop of huge boulders high on the spine of Flat Top Mountain and within Linville Ridge, this residence exudes the quality many thought was forever gone. The timbers are solid, the reclaimed slate on the roof is real and the copper wears a patina that the mountains have bestowed at 4,815 feet in elevation. The pinnacle of detailed design and construction, the home enjoys stunning views of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville River valley and beyond. Four bedrooms, four full and two half baths grace this over 5,000-square-foot custom home.



701 Wickhams Fancy Drive
Biltmore eLake, North Carolina

The enchanting custom estate stands behind the gates of Scotts Ridge at Biltmore Lake. The residence centers attention on the grand vistas in the distance. Perfectly sited to engage the natural light throughout, this home has a slight modern influence with the selections being elegant with timeless design. Stunning views of the home greet you in the open foyer, kitchen and great room. Main-level master suite with private outdoor sitting. Upper master and three additional oversized bedrooms.



3 Walnut Lane
Fletcher, North Carolina

Stunning well-maintained European estate home on a landscaped, 2.79-acre lot with creek. Highly desirable White Oak Plantation, minutes to shopping and dining. The main level features grand living and dining room with 22-foot ceilings and chef’s kitchen with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances. Upper level features a large bonus room. Lower level in-law suite has a kitchen, wine cellar, sauna and media room. Luxurious finishes include Brazilian cherry floors, extensive moldings and large arched windows.

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A Year in Review | Social Recap

2016 was another exciting and successful year for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. We have expanded our footprint, increased our network and achieved remarkable success. We could not have accomplished all of these things without each of our sales associates, administrative staff and leadership team members. Here is a look at 2016, a social event recap of some of our favorite events!

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty Power Summit

Sotheby’s International Realty Global Networking Event

New Development Expo

Dr. Phillips Office Ribbon Cutting

Blowing Rock Office Ribbon Cutting

Asheville Office Ribbon Cutting

Dilworth Office Ribbon Cutting

Island Living on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

Located south of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a southwest Florida treasure along the coast. With 250 kinds of shells, 230 kinds of birds, 15 miles of beaches and zero traffic lights, check out why Sanibel and Captiva Islands are one of the premier destinations for Florida Island life.