This Architecturally Significant Home Just Sold

Every decade or so, a home comes on the market that everyone desires. This Italianate Waterfront Estate on over half an acre includes a spacious guest home, all three water lots, dock and a 60-foot heated lap pool.

Redefined with 21st-century amenities it is often referred to as “one of the most architecturally significant homes” in the St. Petersburg area. On a premier location within minutes of downtown St. Petersburg, the landmark two-story estate stands tall overlooking the spectacular sunrises, waterfront and beautiful gardens. A wall encompassing the home’s magnificent elevation highlights the property’s stature and generous outdoor spaces.

Built like a proverbial fortress, with extremely thick brick walls clad in stucco that is dappled in the sunlight, it has a full-size basement, a Ludowici tile roof, beautiful gardens, courtyard and pool area and manicured lawns. Timeless and timely, the 1920’s home has been extensively renovated while remaining sensitive to its architectural design and qualities. Its presence, quality and grandeur could not be replicated today.

There are generously sized entertaining rooms, high ceilings with crown moldings and beautiful hardwood floors. The courtyard terraces, both covered and uncovered, offer grand-scale outdoor entertaining areas. Enjoy the convenience of being located close to downtown and 25 minutes to Tampa International Airport. This home has recently been sold.

1800 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

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Markets served: Scottsdale, The Valley, Phoenix, Northern and Southern Arizona

Arizona is full of incredible natural wonders, one-of-a-kind places and a long storied history you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Comprised of rural and metropolitan cities Arizona has so much to offer, including a trail that spans 800 miles of deserts, mountains, canyons, and more. A recreational wonderland for skiing, fishing, hunting, and camping, these are destinations, Arizona is the whole package.

Area Amenities
•    Golf, skiing and professional sports
•    Mountain and equestrian living
•    Luxury Auctions
•    Fine dining and luxury shopping

Featured Properties

13485 N Old Ranch House Road
Marana, AZ 85658

‘Rancho Nuevo’ is a stunning masterpiece integrated into the desert on 13 acres. This modern contemporary design with earthy materials is the perfect blend of comfort and desert living. A magnificent wall of windows faces north into private hillside of saguaros and features patios and outside living spaces, a zen water feature, pool with spa and amazing sunsets from the master retreat. This is truly a spectacular property.

37 Biltmore Estates Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85016

This grand European estate on the famed Biltmore Circle enjoys stunning mountain and golf course views.  Showcases authentic materials and elegant finishes curated from world travels; including a Moroccan inspired game room and bar that captures the essence of Casablanca. The impressive grounds and beautiful patio spaces are ideal for grand entertainment or an intimate celebration.


In 1947, Russ Lyon, Sr., greeted his first client at the Phoenix office of Russ Lyon Realty, and offered an uncommon blend of professional, trustworthy real estate service with a personal touch. Starting with that first handshake, three generations of the Lyon family and a dedicated team of Realtors have perfected the art of fine real estate service.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty takes pride in our tradition of excellence. It shows in the long-standing relationships we have made with our clients. In turn, we have built a reputation as the “locally grown” company with the unsurpassed knowledge and ethical standards that our clients rely upon time after time for high quality real estate services.

Right from the beginning, people have trusted the Russ Lyon name. Experience this peace of mind for yourself by putting your fine real estate in the hands of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. From around the corner to around the world, no one delivers more comprehensive real estate services, reach, and market knowledge than the professionals of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Let us set up a private appointment and guide you on all your real estate throughout the country. For further information on our relocation services visit or call 877.425.6001.

Exclusive: Inside Villa del Sogno

The enchanting Villa del Sogno stands behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club in a separately gated enclave of eight private beachfront estates. The residence centers its attention on the Gulf of Mexico with its vivid sunsets and dynamic vistas.

Visitors proceed through elegant double gates to the circular drive and ascend the broad staircase to a two-story portico and grand mahogany-and-glass double doors that lead to a marble foyer. The grand staircase brings you to a formal living room with a marble fireplace, formal dining room, central kitchen and catering kitchen, master en suite and wood paneled office.

Custom appointments abound as discerning owners demand. An imperial staircase, in itself a dramatic work of art, spectacularly frames the entryway.

The entry foyer also leads to a family room, four guest suites and a guest kitchen opening to the infinity pool, spa, gazebo and terraces overlooking the pristine beach and azure sea.

This beachfront residence is located in the most coveted, gated neighborhood on Florida’s west coast and is the only property in the enclave to become available in almost a decade. There has just been a price adjustment and this home is now available for $18,490,000, come enjoy one of the best views on Longboat Key today!

For more information on Villa del Sogno, click here.

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

Six of the Eight Residences at Aqua Have Closed, Including the Highest Priced Private Condominium Residence in Sarasota

Six of the eight waterfront condominium residences at AQUA have closed. Included among these sales is the Grand Terrace Residence, the highest-priced condominium sale in Sarasota history at $7,790,000. Cheryl Loeffler and Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sarasota-Downtown office will continue to market the remaining two residences.

The Grand Terrace Residence encompasses levels four and five of AQUA and offers 7,504 square feet of living space and 3,963-square-feet of terrace space, for a total square footage of 11,467.

“This is an exquisite property and it not surprising that it commanded the top sales price in the area,” says Cheryl Loeffler, sales associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. “Located on a 22-acre parcel of prime waterfront, the residence overlooks Sarasota Bay and is just moments from downtown’s chic restaurants, shops and galleries,” added Joel Schemmel, sales associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Marketed exclusively by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Aqua has taken its place among Sarasota’s finest luxury condominium residences. Each Aqua residence offers breathtaking views of sparkling water, magnificent sunsets, and the shimmering city lights of Sarasota’s skyline.

To discover how AQUA is redefining the high-rise luxury living experience, contact Joel Schemmel or Cheryl Loeffler for your personal tour of the two remaining residences. Visit Aqua online at