Hold Your Horses!

It’s Kentucky Derby Saturday!

Set against the majestic backdrop of Churchill Downs, with all the fan-fare, elegance, pomp and circumstance one would expect, today we celebrate the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.

This year’s top five picks, Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, McCraken, Irish War Cry and Gunnevera, are sure to excite enthusiastic fans across the country.

Although, we cannot predict who the winner will be, we can predict that buyers will love these equestrian properties exclusively marketed by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

36225 Covington Road | Dade City, FL 33525

$2,600,000

Overlooking Buddy Lake, this three-bedroom, two-bath cottage sits on the most beautiful equestrian property. Designed by award-winning Blackburn Architects the gorgeous barn focuses on light, adequate air flow and safety of both horse and handler while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The main barn features 15 stalls, one foaling stall with observation window, a three-bedroom, two-bath grooms’ apartment and multiple fenced pastures. The estate includes a second, eight-stall barn similar in style and detail as the first, on a smaller scale.

16266 Hidden Horse Way | Myakka City, Florida 34251

$2,950,000

Built in 2007, this 6,958-square-foot estate sits on 19.36 completely fenced acres. This exquisite four-bedroom, five-full and two-half-bath estate offers quiet country living within the Sarasota Ranch Club – a gated equestrian community with miles of bridle trails. Offering gorgeous amenities perfect for entertaining, this estate showcases the quintessential equestrian lifestyle.

330 Sprint Forest Drive | New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

$2,500,000

Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle that this magnificent private Florida equestrian estate has to offer. Situated on approximately 11.3 acres, this prestigious property offers a well-appointed Mediterranean-style main home along with an impressive equestrian facility which is home to the United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse of the Year, Elis GV. Features of this magnificent property include a main residence designed for entertaining, equestrian facilities boasting 12 stalls, separate shelters and pastures and a riding arena with special footing.

 

1815 Gregory Road | Orlando, FL 32825

$2,900,000

Welcome to Westwood Farms – a 20-acre private, state-of-the-art equestrian center in the heart of downtown Orlando. The warm and inviting main home consists of four bedrooms, three full baths and 5,070 square feet of living space. Equestrians will rejoice over the estate’s luxurious amenities which include an eight-stall main barn with two grooming stalls, wash stalls, tack room and laundry facilities and a second barn with eight additional stalls and a professional rink.

 

584 North Turkey Creek Road | Leicester, North Carolina 28748

 $1,200,000

Enjoy stunning mountain views from this 68-plus acre horse farm near Asheville, North Carolina. Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts as well as entertainers, this property features a five-stall barn, 10 fenced pastures with shelters, three riding trails and a creek. The 1,200-square-foot guesthouse offers space for renters or visiting family while the main home offers beautiful wraparound decks and a screen porch to take in the views, a stone fireplace and hardwood floors.

 

1552/158 Broadstone Road | Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

$3,295,000

Located in the heart of Valle Crucis, this breathtaking property features the original 1920s Green Hill Farms Bed and Breakfast. This historic farmhouse sits on approximately 35 acres with Watauga River frontage, 360-degree views, a six-stall horse barn with loft, tennis center and gorgeous pastoral setting.

Lake Norman Living

Stretching over 520 miles, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. With summer quickly approaching, this will be the perfect place to have some fun in the sun.

Located 25 minutes from Charlotte, and surrounded by other major towns such as Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson, Lake Norman offers a rich experience for everyone.

But why just vacation, when you could live here? Here are some of our favorite homes on charming Lake Norman.

22938 Torrence Chapel Road

This waterfront home features a prairie-style elegance, magnificent views and two boat lifts, so you can enjoy limitless water activities such as fishing, skiing and wakeboarding.

20200 Lola Circle

Situated on a lot of 1.25 acres, this 3,500-square-foot home boasts sunset views of Lake Norman, open spaces and your own private sandy beach.

4763 Trails End Road

With views of Lake Norman from nearly every bedroom, a boat dock, lift and private beach, this home truly embraces the Lake Norman lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a great time this summer, Lake Norman is the place to be. From water sports to the fantastic proximity to neighboring cities, this dynamic area is the perfect lake lifestyle.

Let Us Connect You | Metro Atlanta

Consistently voted one of the best places to live, Metro Atlanta has something for everyone. From the urban bustle of Midtown to the equestrian estates of Milton; from the shopping and nightlife of Buckhead to the golf course communities of Alpharetta, we have it all. Spend a gorgeous day outside exploring the Beltline or rafting the Chattahoochee River and top it off with a world-renown dining experience or concert in an intimate music venue. Experience southern charm at its best and enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer!

Area Amenities

  • Dynamic housing market with options for location, style and value
  • First class arts, shopping, dining and music
  • Recreation choices for golf, tennis, equestrian, running and boating
  • Global connectivity through the world’s busiest, Atlanta Airport
  • Favorable business climate and comparatively low cost of living
  • Strong concentration of higher education institutions and in-demand workforce

 

Featured Properties

1080 Peachtree Street, No. 703 // Atlanta, Georgia 30309

$669,500

Embrace the elegant and refined beauty of this immaculate home in a premier address in Atlanta’s Midtown area, with 15-foot ceilings and dramatic designer lighting throughout. Breathtaking, sought-after views from every room through floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-out balcony and custom window treatments. Enjoy gourmet cooking with the Bosch appliances, European-style cabinetry and countertops, accent lighting and oversized island with breakfast bar. 1010 Midtown features a top-notch gym, pool, club room and world-class restaurants and shopping just outside your front door!

450 Manor Ridge Drive // Atlanta, Georgia 30305

$3,400,000

The Manor House, constructed in 1928 from Georgia’s Stone Mountain granite, beautifully honors Atlanta’s rich architectural history with tasteful updates for today. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead community, The Manor House offers spacious rooms, a freshly finished lower level with a rec room, exercise room and wine cellar. A magnificent new pool, adjoining deck and cookout space surrounded by lush landscaping creates a private setting. Enjoy convenient access to Atlanta’s world-class shopping, dining and commercial districts.

7130 Cordery Road // Cumming, Georgia 30040

$449,000

Gorgeous three-bedroom brownstone-style home overlooking the Koi pond and the largest lake in Cumming’s Vickery neighborhood. Exquisite details abound in this remarkable home featuring soaring ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, Carrara marble baths, an elevator and designer finishes. The main level master suite is truly an oasis and the light-filled living area features a huge great room with a fireplace and balcony, large dining room and an amazing gourmet kitchen.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to providing the best possible real estate experience to our clients. As local experts with global connections, we are dedicated to keeping you informed as you navigate Metro Atlanta’s dynamic real estate market.  Collaborative efforts both here and abroad allow us to focus on providing you with an extraordinary customer service experience, regardless of your price point. Our 400+ dedicated associates are among the most accomplished and knowledgeable real estate professionals in the Metro Atlanta area.
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Property Feature | Impressive Manatee River Home

Prepare to be blown away! Located on the protected inlet of the Manatee River, this impressive four-bedroom, five full and two-half-bath, 5,688-square-foot Arthur Rutenberg home provides the perfect mixture of elegance, luxury and natural beauty. Enter through etched glass double front doors to the stunning foyer opening to the gracious living room with 17-foot coffered ceilings, fireplace, beautifully painted murals and direct views of the infinity pool and river.

The home has ample entertaining opportunities with four wet bars throughout, a formal dining room, wood paneled office, gourmet kitchen and multiple outdoor lanai and patio features including an infinity pool and a gas-heated hot tub.

The downstairs owner’s suite is spacious with a private entry to the lanai, tray ceilings, two walk-in closets and a wet bar. The bathroom has a jetted tub flanked by dual sinks and a spacious shower with a tropical mural view.

The graceful wood stairs take you to a second master suite, media room and bonus room that opens to a large balcony with great views and plenty of room to relax. There is also a wood paneled elevator for your convenience.

This home is finished with a multitude of fine touches that are hard to beat and located on over 1 acre. This is a special opportunity!

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Earth Day | Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Homes

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day serves as a helpful reminder to everyone to take care of our beloved planet and focus on the environmental issues that the world faces. In honor of Earth Day, we are showcasing some of our favorite eco-friendly homes. From wind turbines, to high-efficiency lighting and water conservation, to eco-friendly homes, these homes are improving our planet.

511 Harbor Point Road, Longboat Key, Florida

This Longboat Key waterfront home features thermal impact windows with UV tinting, open-cell insulation in the attic spaces, a natural gas heater for the pool and spa and instant hot water to the whole house with a Kinetico water filtration system. It features a deep-water dock with electric and water, plus a whole house, auto-start, gas generator.

1351 Spyglass Lane, Naples, Florida

With over 6,800 square feet of living space, this coastal contemporary home encompasses eco-friendly quartz, Miele appliances and Lutron lighting.

290 Winterberry Drive, Marshall, North Carolina 

Located near Asheville, North Carolina in an inspiring setting, this grand post and beam home features an incredible grid solar system for the entire home.

Whether you incorporate recycled materials, use products that promote a green lifestyle, or live in an eco-friendly home, these homes have a positive effect on the environment and our planet.