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.



Retreat to Sarasota’s Premier Private Ranch

The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch is a master-planned community of exceptional custom estates with grand floor plans on large homesites of three to five acres or more. Nestled amidst some of Sarasota County’s most beautiful forested land, it’s a private and tranquil setting enhanced by convenience to great schools, beaches, shopping and more.

Custom new homes and true estate living are found inside the community of The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch. This serene location is perfect for those who want to be near all of Sarasota’s greatest amenities but also want a peaceful retreat.

The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch features luxury homes built by some of Sarasota’s premier home builders such as Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Neal Signature Home, John Cannon Homes and Todd Johnston Homes. These estates feature innovative floor plans and luxury curb appeal.

Several residents state that The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch offers:

“True peace and quiet”

“Privacy and seclusion that can only be found with larger acreage”

“Wildlife and nature that abounds in the preserved forested environment”

Marketed exclusively by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch offers floor plans to meet everyone’s desires. Some floor plans feature home theaters, multiple balconies, impressive circular stairways and more.

A Sophisticated Party for a Sophisticated Home

The Lutgert Companies celebrated the completion of its newest model home, in Residences at Mercato, in grand fashion this week. More than 100 guests attended the unveiling of The Lutgert Companies newest model home – Le Ciel. Guests mingled to the smooth sound of the steel drums, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and spectacular weather as they perused every nuance of the new model.

Built by award-winning Lutgert Construction, the 3,037-square-foot, three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath Le Ciel model is perfectly positioned on an expanded homesite and features enhanced landscaping and luxurious appointments. One of only 12 expanded homesites, Le Ciel offers a rare poolside cabana option, perfect for entertaining guests or hosting family.


Priced from $2,200,000 with furnishings, Le Ciel epitomizes urban living amid elegant surroundings. The home’s floor plan showcases a two-story great room accentuated by a beautiful linear wood ceiling, natural gas fireplace and two-story stacked stone wall.

Designed by Jean Losier of Clive Daniel Home, the use of natural wood and stone elements complement the home’s sophisticated design, showcasing effortless elegance and sophistication. The generous outdoor living space, with outdoor kitchen, pool with waterfall feature, spa and cabana with private bath, round out this home’s features to heighten an already perfect Florida lifestyle.


Residences at Mercato is exclusively marketed and sold by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. 27 of the 47 residences have been sold.

Linville Ridge | An Exclusive Mountaintop Community

Perched at 4,945 feet above sea level with an average summer temperature of 75°, Linville Ridge offers sophisticated mountain living with resort-style amenities. Located near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, this community offers families a country club lifestyle in the High Country of North Carolina, and the bragging rights extend far beyond altitude.

Linville Ridge is quickly becoming one of the most exclusive places to live in North Carolina, with several new developments underway, a sensational club offering amazing golf and dining options, this community offers something for everyone.

The Cottages at Cranberry Cove is a new neighborhood in the idyllic community of Linville Ridge Country Club consisting of 20 single-family homes.

The neighborhood offers three- and four-bedroom floor plans from 2,400 to 2,800 square feet and priced from $850,000. Each home will be built at an average elevation of 4,000 feet and situated on a minimum of one acre.

Comprised of residences starting from 2,050 square feet, The Brooks at Linville Ridge is a new luxury community in one of North Carolina’s most exclusive mountaintop communities. Situated at an elevation of 4,600 feet.

This enclave of eight residences is nestled between the first green and the ninth fairway of the Linville Ridge golf course and offer three-bedroom floor plans. Residents can enjoy golf and spectacular views of Grandfather Mountain. Members will also enjoy Linville Ridge’s luxury restaurant, spa, clubhouse and fitness center.

Marketed exclusively by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Linville Ridge is home to the highest golf course east of the Mississippi River.

There are thousands of golf communities across the country, but not all are created equally. If your dream is to enjoy world-class golf with innumerable amenities in a wonderful setting, there’s only one choice…Linville Ridge.