Home is where the Art is

Nothing brings a home together quite like the pieces of art waiting to be discovered inside. From extraordinary display shelves built specifically for showing off your art, to breathtaking wall pieces, you won’t see anything quite like these artistically unique homes.

216 Bird Key Drive, Sarasota, Florida

This architecturally significant and beautifully designed contemporary home in the highly desirable Bird Key on Little Sarasota Bay, is perfectly positioned for extraordinary views and breathtaking sunsets. As you enter through a unique set of eight-foot custom design entryway doors, you are immediately taken by the soaring, vaulted ceilings with dramatic decorative exposed beams and a wall of windows meant to capture your senses. The exceptional design of this two-story home incorporates extra-large room sizes, five bedrooms, six baths, custom built-in cabinets and display shelves. This waterfront home showcases both stunning and functional interior redesigns.

2211 South Winds Drive, Naples, Florida

This South Winds estate breaks all boundaries and has become one of the area’s most recognized iconic European-inspired architectural homes. Under the leadership and design of Lime International Décor, the three year project, from conception to completion, encompasses groundbreaking products sourced from around the globe. Meticulous attention to every detail makes this residence truly one to set all standards. Completed in 2017 and engineered to cantilever over its own private lake, the home feels like it floats with water views glistening from every room through the huge walls of glass.

16612 Johns Lake Road, Clermont, Florida

Situated on seven, elevated and landscaped acres, just northwest of Orlando this three-level modern estate home was architecturally designed to showcase private lakefront views from almost every room. The main home boasts approximately 7,500 square feet of living space and has five bedroom en suites, a two-and-a-half-story formal living room with full-height glass window walls showcasing serene scenic sunrise views over Johns Lake, a formal office, large workout room and six-person home theater. The home’s façade amazes with a stunning porte-cochere and brilliant double entry door with custom designed glass artwork.

298 Lodge Ridge Trail, Banner Elk, North Carolina

The South Beech Summit, located on the ridge top of The Lodges at Eagles Nest, is one of the jewels of The High Country. The four season inspired mountain retreat offers residents a unique lifestyle all its own. Boasting 180-degree southern exposure at 5,200 feet of elevation and over 100-mile-long range views, the home provides sunrises and sunsets looking over numerous rolling mountain ranges. Offering four bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths on over three expansive acres, the decor is best described as Miami meets the mountains and finds the perfect balance between simple mountain elegance and sleek contemporary sophistication.

Whether you enjoy subtle reflections of art or statues that make a bold statement, art will always have a place in your home.

Legacy Estates Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Thursday, February 16, 2017 to celebrate Legacy Estates, a new community located in North Naples.

Legacy Estates is an exclusive enclave of 13 mid-century homes that serenely incorporate streamlined architectural features with tropical modern finishes infusing natural texture, color and light. Elegant finishes include maple, quartz, stone and glass to create an airy and light-filled living experience.

“We are excited to introduce this unique enclave of mid-century modern homes to the public,” said Budge S. Huskey, president of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Legacy Estates marks the launch of a new era in modern luxury living in Naples.” “Customizable floor plans will integrate modern architecture and finishes with natural elements, creating a private yet fully-functional space.”

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for the community.

To discover how Legacy Estates is redefining the Florida living experience, please contact Claudia Vitulich and Olesya Waltz at 239.552.5544 or visit Legacy Estates online at http://napleslegacyestates.com.

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.

Southern Porches

There is no better place to enjoy the coming fall temperatures than from the shade of a southern porch. Whether dining al fresco or sipping sweet tea, these outdoor living spaces are ideal for entertaining or just relaxing. As the cool air moves in, allow these southern porches to inspire you to swing, rock and lounge.

Medal-Worthy Spaces for Olympic Viewing

In the hype of this Olympic season, we are showcasing some of our medal-worthy viewing spaces. From outdoor barbecues with family and friends to official viewing parties in your theater room or simply casual couch watching, we have selected some prime finalists for the best places to house your Olympic binge watching.

luxury home theater

Home theaters offer the luxury of viewing everything from TV and movies to video games and YouTube videos on the big screen while enjoying the comforts of home. These rooms provide the perfect area for a formal Olympic viewing party with state-of-the-art projection and surround sound complete with popcorn and movie candy.

modern home theater

A popular trend among luxury homebuyers is the addition of a TV or media room very different than the traditional home theater. With estate homes often offering spaces designed as large formal living rooms or sitting rooms, there has become a necessity for a more casual entertaining area apt for lounging. The media room featured below exudes casual elegance with a fun use of color and texture and a large sectional sofa versus the traditional recliner-style seating seen in many theaters. The addition of a wet bar allows for entertaining guests with ease.

Media Room

For those who value the outdoors, trade in the dark theater room for Olympic viewing with a view. The Blue Ridge Mountains showcased by the window walls of this North Carolina mountain home encourage taking in the view while enjoying your favorite Olympic event. The doors just off the main room lead to an outdoor seating area for convenient indoor-outdoor enjoyment.

TV room with mountain view

In this more coastal viewing session, we take the events outdoors with outdoor living areas. Often boasting amenities such as outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, pools and lounge areas, these spaces beg for poolside barbecues that can add a little heat to your summer Olympics.

Outdoor living room

If you find yourself more inspired to get off the couch than to sit on one, we love this home gym for getting active. Turn on the games for a little extra motivation.

Luxury Home Gym