Significant Sales | November

NAPLES

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4101 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #4N
Naples, Florida
$7,825,000

Best of all worlds. The extraordinary, expansive private terraces with your own access directly to the beach capture the ultimate beach house lifestyle in one of the finest estate high-rise resident buildings in Naples. Savor the relaxing seaside setting in style with magnificent Gulf and bay views. Nestled into the lush tropical setting, the spacious interior features extensive custom architectural design masterfully crafted, encompassing approximately 7,800 square feet of perfection for gracious living and entertainment including the terraces giving a total living area of approximately 8,860 square feet.

SARASOTA

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280 Golden Gate Point, #8
Sarasota, Florida
$4,295,000

Blending iconic style, elegance and world-class luxury. Eight beautifully appointed one-floor residences, 3,400 to 5,700 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.

TAMPA BAY

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596 Riviera Drive
Tampa, Florida
$2,400,000

This Davis Islands open bay waterfront property is now available! Located on Davis Islands’ coveted Riviera Drive, this property offers a phenomenal location, significant frontage and depth to build your dream home. Enjoy approximately 100 feet of water frontage, 166 feet deep and spectacular views of Hillsborough Bay and Bayshore Boulevard. Davis Islands offers fantastic shopping, restaurants, a private yacht club and its own airport.

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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Orlando, Florida
$745,000

This is a luxury lakefront home in the upscale, guard-gated Vizcaya. A beautiful boulevard greets you as a gorgeous fountain beckons you towards the waterfront Mediterranean-style clubhouse. This home has been prepared for market and ready for transfer! Wake up to your Florida lifestyle everyday! Enjoy the views inside and out as two large balconies and one lower-level terrace make relaxing a pleasure.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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383 Wilson Ridge Road
Boone, North Carolina
$800,000

For more than five decades, Ciera Arabian Farm has enjoyed a rich family heritage and etched many fond and listings memories into the minds of family and friends who have visited this beautifully maintained +/-21.776-acre legacy equestrian estate. Whether that be taking in the long-range vistas during a leisurely walk, playing with the grandchildren and family pets, or picking blueberries and making homemade jam, or teaching the grandchildren to fish in the stocked pond, the farm has served as a gathering spot where memories and relationships have been enriched and future generations inspired.

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857 Boulder Creek
Boone, North Carolina
$800,000

Enjoy a gently sloping lot and exquisite setting on over 2 acres of native foliage in the quiet, upscale neighborhood of Boulder Creek. Stone terraces provide lovely outdoor living spaces. The spacious living room has tongue-and-groove, very high, vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. A sunny office is just off of the great room. The numerous large windows allow natural light to pour into this home. New hardwood flooring and updated kitchen are of note. The spectacular master suite has a stone fireplace.

CHARLOTTE, THE LAKES & SURROUNDS

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2622 Richardson Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
$4,600,000

Custom builder’s home on 1.4 acres in Deering Oaks. Once-in-a-lifetime location opportunity. About 12,000 square feet of living area appointed with luxurious yet timeless materials and features. Master on lower with dual baths and closets. Carrara gold marble in kitchen and baths. Loggia with outdoor kitchen and fireplace leads to saltwater pool with sauna. Gated, detached two-car garage and carriage house, state-of-the-art perimeter security viewable from TVs and 75 kW backup generator.

ASHEVILLE

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41 Hidden Hills Way
Asheville, North Carolina
$980,000

Enjoy the Cliffs Communities lifestyle as you become part of one of the southeast’s most elite golf and mountain places to live, just minutes from downtown Asheville. The Millstream Cottage architecture with a main-floor master promotes an impressive and comfortable living space and easy open entertaining. Golfers will enjoy memberships available that offer the Jack Nicklaus Signature designed course at Walnut Cove, and be thrilled to also be members of six other elite Cliffs Communities.

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Coffee Talks with Budge

We recently announced the exciting appointment of real estate industry veteran Budge Huskey to the ranks of leadership at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty as president. While we’ve shared his impressive career history and accolades including his #10 ranking on the Swanepoel Power 200 report as well as his position on Inman’s list of most influential people in real estate, we sat with Budge to discuss his passions, strengths and vision.
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First and foremost, welcome to the company. We’re so excited to have you on board.

Budge: Welcome the opportunity, and indeed so am I. While only four weeks in the role, I’ve already visited every office in the company and met so many members of the team responsible for its success who’ve made me feel welcome. As the real estate business is all about the people representing a company and brand, building new relationships with our talented professionals is my priority.

PR: You’ve been in real estate for over 33 years in numerous positions on many different levels, from private brokerage to CEO of a global real estate brand; what parts of real estate drive your passion for the industry?

Budge: While real estate has become far more complex and competitive over the years, at its core it remains a highly entrepreneurial business based on individual initiative and creativity. It is highly emotional and unpredictable. No matter how long you’re in it, it’s always new and challenging. No one ever fully figures it out, a fact which probably drives most people away from real estate but keeps me engaged. Its lack of predictability is why every single start-up based on a premise that technology is more important than the human element has failed miserably. And it’s why others have shifted from a position of seeking the demise of the Realtor to seeking how they can become our partners and support our success.

PR: With such an unpredictable industry, how do you continue to learn and stay update on new trends and business strategy?

Budge: Devoting the time to pause in a hectic schedule to observe and learn from others is a challenge for all of us. I read, attend conferences, and look beyond real estate to how companies in other industries win the minds and hearts of consumers. But, above all, I learn the most from those who are closest to the customer, the agents, as they will always be the first to spot a shift or employ a new tactic. My job has often been interpreting and spreading the intelligence they possess.

PR: You’ve accomplished so much across many different boards, positions and companies. How have you come to approach change?

Budge: We’re real estate people. We freak out every time we’re asked to change a password. It’s just our DNA. But a fundamental trait in every great salesperson and, in fact, every great business person period, is they’ve done what others were unwilling to do. They have pushed themselves into being consistently uncomfortable. They have failed, learned, persevered and ultimately succeeded. That is the path to realizing one’s potential. I had doubts every time I went to a different level. Those doubts simply had to be overcome through daily execution.

PR: Out of all of the opportunities to continue your real estate career after your previous position, why Premier Sotheby’s International Realty?

Budge: How much time do we have? First, I have worked with Judy and so many members of this team whom I admire and know there is such deep talent across the company. Second, PSIR is an incredible firm with a strong foundation and the momentum which comes from recent expansion. Third, Sotheby’s International Realty is simply the most powerful brand in real estate which resonates with affluent clientele who expect something more from their real estate experience. And last, I can only sell what I believe in, and that includes location. The markets we serve are the markets in which I want to personally live.

PR: How do you hope to inspire or make a difference in the company?

Budge: A meaningful impact may come only after sufficient time is taken to fully understand what makes the company unique and hearing the insights of those who are responsible for its success. Only then my I assess opportunities for future growth and improvement. Judy has established a clear vision for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, and my job is to ensure the right strategy, infrastructure, and people are in place to move us closer to the realization of that vision daily. We must demonstrate growth with a continued commitment to quality. That’s a core belief that both Judy and I share.

Coffee Talks with Budge will be an ongoing series of interviews with Budge. For more information on Budge and the rest of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty leadership team, click here.

 

Significant Sales | October

NAPLES

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323 Cromwell Court
Naples, Florida
$7,200,000

This is a rare opportunity to own a newly completed custom home in one of Pelican Bay’s premier neighborhoods. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in exclusive Bay Colony Shores, this residence boasts stunning lake views in a gated enclave. Exquisite architectural details include a great room with fireplace, flex room, chef-inspired kitchen, butler’s pantry, wet bar and dual studies.

SARASOTA

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931 Blue Heron Overlook
Osprey, Florida
$2,499,000

Located clubside at The Oaks, this distinguished residence is sited at the end of a cul-de-sac boasting breathtaking views stretching all the way to the Oaks Clubhouse and strategically located on the new Fry/Straka (course architects of Erin Hill, site of the 2017 U.S. Open) designed Heron Golf Course. Exquisitely finished to the finest detail, this masterpiece blends unique architectural elements, lavish stonework and stunning finishes to create a true work of art that is as beautiful as it is functional.

TAMPA BAY

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420 South Hesperides Street
Tampa, Florida
$950,000

This architectural award-winning home is a beautiful melding of nature and contemporary living. As you enter the main living area, enjoy the tranquility of natural light, blue sky and an oak tree canopy as the three-story cathedral ceiling skylights bring the beauty of nature into the home.

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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109 Cunningham Drive
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
$1,399,900

Imagine a custom-built home by highly respected Niagara Builders, with the best of everything, all on the Intracoastal Waterway, and your dream has come true. This amazing waterfront lot measures 357 feet deep with dock and lift. Beautiful sandy beach allows you to exit out into the water with paddle board or drop in your jet ski.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

 

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1 Blackpoint Drive
Linville Falls, North Carolina
$1,300,000

Located in Pisgah National Forest with endless Blue Ridge Mountain views, Blackpoint at Linville Falls is poised to be an exceptional private family compound or the area’s next feature master-planned community. This private, 80-acre gated development is just 1 mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and minutes to world-class hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, golf, horseback riding and rock climbing, as well as gourmet restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions.

CHARLOTTE, THE LAKES & SURROUNDS

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1127 Daisy Lane
Hickory, North Carolina
$450,000

Elegant custom-built home. Unmatched detail. Crown molding, stone and tile throughout. Meticulous care taken with every choice during the building process. Large lot with outdoor entertaining areas. Screened and open-air decks off main floor along with outdoor fireplace off of basement.

ASHEVILLE

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8 Highland Grove
Asheville, North Carolina
$485,000

This beautiful Arts and Crafts-style home has a soaring ceiling in living room with fireplace. Large kitchen, upgraded appliances and plenty of storage. Dining room area open to sunroom. Master on main with dual closets, large walk-in shower. Large screened porch to enjoy the views.

 

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Huskey appointed president of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty today announced the appointment of industry veteran Budge S. Huskey to the position of president, as part of the organization’s future leadership succession plan, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Judy Green. Huskey will be responsible for operational management of the $4 billion sales volume brokerage company, allowing Green to focus on strategic initiatives and continued growth of the firm, ranked #30 in the REAL Trends 500 list of top residential brokerages.

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Huskey brings to the role 33 years of real estate brokerage and franchising experience, most recently serving as global president and chief executive officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC. He also previously served as regional executive vice president of NRT, LLC., the world’s largest real estate brokerage. In 2015, Huskey was ranked #10 among the list of the 200 most powerful in residential real estate in the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) report, as well as appearing on the Inman list of most influential people in real estate.

“I’ve known Budge since the early days of our real estate careers in Central Florida, and his leadership skills and expertise led to my selecting him to succeed me in several key positions over the years in former companies,” said Green. “My confidence in his ability to accelerate our growth and future success while ensuring our foundational focus on quality is the reason I’m doing so again at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.”

“I am so excited to return to my roots in the private brokerage business and have the privilege of association with Judy Green once again,” said Huskey. “Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the fastest growing firms in the country based on the incredible power of the brand and stellar caliber of talent, and I look forward to working with this great team to chart the company’s future.”

Spellbinding Libraries

It could be argued that no room transports you to any place or time, expands your mind and ignites your dreams quite like a library. For those bookworms that could not imagine a home without a space to turn pages and disappear in a good story, we have curated a sample of some of our favorite quiet spaces.39200260

Whether you prefer wall-to-wall rich wood molding and bookshelves or bright-and-airy spaces to cozy up to the window sill with your new favorite novel, these libraries are perfect for pops of color via spellbinding décor.

For more information on any of these libraries, simply click on the photo.

Living History | The Buckeye State

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Built in 1849, the Buckeye State was the fastest steamboat on the Ohio River. Traveling from Cincinnati to Pittsburg in 43 hours with 200 people aboard throughout the 1800s, the boat was acclaimed by a Pittsburgh newspaper editor as the “the greatest convenience… ever afforded the citizens on the banks of the Upper Ohio.”doors

Today, doors from the Buckeye State grace the entrance of a wine room in a four-bedroom, three-bath lake home on Lake Norman in Denver, North Carolina. The two-inch thick, birch doors have never been refurbished and are genuine to their original form adding an exquisite historic detail to this lake property.

For more information on the Buckeye State, click here.

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Property Feature | Elevated Condominium Living in St. Pete

This luxurious condominium in St. Petersburg, Florida, is elevated in more ways than one. The spacious, custom-designed penthouse by architect Scott Raissis offers unparalleled views of downtown St. Petersburg and the bay, as well as finishes and amenities that leave little to be desired.


The unique, 4,962-square-foot interior boasts superior finishes, exquisite details and craftsmanship including imported hardware, stone and lighting fixtures. This home is artistry within itself, as the homeowners and architect carefully orchestrated and blended rare materials into an elegant and luxurious world-class design. Millwork, wainscoting, plaster moldings, cove ceilings and a soundproof media room with zebra wood are just some of the features appointing this light-filled residence with high ceilings and wide gallery hallways. From entry foyer and gallery to the office and media room, this residence offers ample space to house a large art collection. The chef’s kitchen delights with top-of-the-line appliances including a dual fuel range, butler’s pantry, 100-bottle temperature-controlled wine room and informal eat-in dining area.

Perfect for entertaining, the master suite and guest suites are set apart from the entertaining areas for privacy, while the terraces offer over 1,000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space with stunning waterfront views and a natural gas fireplace. Other building amenities include a resort-style heated pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, billiards room, a social room with catering kitchen, and 24/7 security and concierge service.

For more information on this exquisite penthouse, click here.

Significant Sales | September

NAPLES

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8473 Bay Colony Drive #602
Naples, Florida
$3,900,000

On the beach in Bay Colony with wide open Gulf views, this is a beautiful residence! With 3,385 total square feet, the pristine three-bedroom, three-bath residence includes floor-to-ceiling bay windows, 9-foot ceilings, three screened balconies, and east-west views of the Naples skyline, Gulf waters and white sandy beach.

SARASOTA

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1604 Travis Lane
Sarasota, Florida
$1,775,000

Enjoy unobstructed bay views and endless sunsets from this exceptional bayfront home tucked graciously at the end of a quiet street just West of Trail in Bay View Acres. Just off of Siesta Key’s south bridge, on the mainland, this home is sited in a near-perfect location allowing for easy access by boat, car, bike or on foot to Siesta Key’s world-renowned beach and all that Sarasota has to offer.

TAMPA BAY

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275 Bayshore Blvd., #1705
Tampa, Florida
$805,000

Enjoy a stunning penthouse with dramatic views in every direction. A key residence in the innovate Parkside building, known for its rare floor plans with rounded great rooms, it offers numerous floor-to-ceiling water views of Tampa Bay, Davis Island, Harbour Island, as well as the city views of the Downtown Tampa skyline from the 17th-floor balcony. This large three-bedroom condo is easy to entertain in and gives the wow factor upon entering.

CENTRAL FLORIDA

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1720 Kersley Circle
Lake Mary, Florida
$505,000

True pride of ownership reflected throughout this beautifully maintained Heathrow executive pool home located in Burlington Oaks/Heathrow. This well-appointed and newly redecorated custom residence by Marklen Homes features a highly versatile, open floor plan with 3,355 square feet of spacious living area, and is primarily a single story.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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1245 Laurel Lane
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
$3,437,000

This house is named “Far Horizons.” It has only belonged to three different families in over 90 years. It rests on two Mayview Park lots that have been combined by Watauga County for tax purposes. This home was built in 1924, but has been taken down to the studs and remodeled twice. The home and apartment have long-layered range views of Old John’s River Gorge, Grandfather Mountain and all the way to the Mount Mitchell range.

CHARLOTTE, THE LAKES & SURROUNDS

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8405 Glendevon Court
Waxhaw, North Carolina
$1,365,000

Longview, the gated, first class country club community home to a major share of Charlotte’s elite and high-profile residents. 8405 Glendevon Court, having recently been extensively renovated by Kingswood Homes, features all the discerning heart desires. An efficient use of space, versatile open plan and perfect mix of Old World charm with sophisticated and contemporary design make this a true jaw-dropper offering a most enviable lifestyle.

ASHEVILLE

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11 Raven Cliff Lane
Arden, North Carolina
$2,150,000

Nestled on almost 2 acres just inside the front gates of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, this furnished stone and stucco residence was custom-built by Tyner Const. With abundant windows highlighting spectacular year-round mountain views, this home makes a classic statement with exquisite details throughout include wide-plank oak floors, wood ceiling beams, plantation shutters, casement windows, granite and marble work and four fireplaces.

 

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A Haunted House for Best Buddies

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

For the third consecutive year, the South Tampa office of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty held a haunted house fundraiser to benefit Best Buddies Tampa Bay. The event featured a scare zone, a live performance by DJ Iron Mike Housefield and food from 4 Rivers Smokehouse and was held a week before Halloween. More than 75 witches, superheroes, fairies and ninjas attended and resulted in $2,000 raised to support the growth and mission of Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Managing Broker Kurt Gleeson of the South Tampa office is a member of the Best Buddies Tampa Bay advisory board and is competing with 25 other fundraisers in the Champion of the Year Campaign, which will conclude at the Champions Gala on November 18, 2016, at The Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg. For more information about Gleeson’s campaign and the gala, visit: https://bestbuddieschampion.org/tampabay/supporting/#kurtgleeson