NEW LISTING:
St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton
Offered at $3,695,000

This luxurious home is found in St. Andrews Country, one of Boca Raton’s most exclusive communities. This like-new, impeccable European style 2-story residence features 6 bedrooms, 8 full baths and a grand executive library with a staircase leading to a custom built-in bookshelf loft. The home’s east exposure offers expansive double fairway golf course vistas.

Remarkable estate home with first-floor master, library, living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen overlooking the family room and golf course.

Remarkable estate home with first-floor master, library, living room, dining room and gourmet kitchen overlooking the family room and golf course.

NEW LISTING:
St. Andrews Country Club, Boca Raton
Offered at $1,199,000

Located in one of South Florida’s finest golf course communities, this custom and ultra contemporary 2-story home in St. Andrews Country Club is in pristine condition. Offering 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths and library, the home has neutral marble floors throughout. Sensational architectural window detail and storefront doors provide lots of light.

Ultra contemporary 5-bedroom plus library home in St. Andrews Country Club

Ultra contemporary 5-bedroom plus library home in St. Andrews Country Club

Boca Raton: South Florida’s Crown Jewel

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Boca Raton, Florida has an energy and vibe all its own and shines in the beautiful Sunshine State. Affectionately known simply as “Boca” to locals, this South Florida city has everything for everyone. With a plethora of golf courses to tennis clubs, outdoor lovers can celebrate in the tropical warmth of this southern Palm Beach County city. Boca is known for its excellent restaurants, first-class shopping and being in a class of luxury unique to the area.

Year-round Enjoyment

Along the shoreline between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Boca Raton is located conveniently within 25 miles of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. The city possesses small town charm with upscale luxury and an excellent quality of life. Everyone from retirees to young families to singles have opportunities for entertainment and the finest of everything in the vibrant city with beautiful weather year-round. The hotels are so lovely and overflowing with amenities that locals partake in staycations and visitors never want to leave! The real estate market is booming with homes for every lifestyle and preference, with enchanting Mediterranean Revival architecture seen throughout the area. Boca has all of this within easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, four miles of beaches for sun lovers, 1,500 acres of parks and the enticing waters of the Atlantic Ocean for snorkelers, boaters and swimmers.

Mizner Park

Located at 327 Plaza Real, Mizner Park opened in 1992 as a lifestyle center for downtown Boca Raton. The Mediterranean revival architecture was designed by Cooper Carry and has achieved the status of a thriving town center for Boca. Within Mizner Park are unique boutiques, big name stores and superb restaurants offering a variety of world cuisine. There are also rental apartments and offices within Mizner Park, which truly makes it a center for living and luxury. The Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts numerous musical, cultural and fund-raising events throughout the year, many of which are free and open to the public.

Boca Museum of Art

Part of the town center that is Mizner Park, the Boca Museum of Art is dedicated to celebrating, preserving and encouraging creativity throughout the area and the country. It’s a cultural and educational nexus for residents and visitors of Boca Raton and places great value and importance on art in all its forms. The museum hosts traveling exhibitions throughout the year and is available for cocktail parties and other special events. It’s an ideal place for any art-lover to spend a few hours during their time at Mizner Park before continuing shopping or grabbing a bite to eat.

Boca Raton Resort Club

Designed by Addison Mizner, the architect Mizner Park was named after, the Boca Raton Resort & Club has an old-world feel while being the epitome of true modern elegance. This resort has been an icon in Boca and South Florida for over 80 years and has never forgotten its glamorous origins. Amenities at this 356 acre resort include a luxury spa, half-mile of private beach, an upscale marina, championship tennis and golf, and nearly a dozen dining options for members and guests of the club. This private village has five unique styles of accommodations from ultimate indulgence of the Beach Club to the contemporary Boca Bungalows. This Waldorf-Astoria Resort is popular among residents and visitors and encompasses everything that makes Boca such a desirable location to live, play and work.

Town Center Mall

Ranked 1st on TripAdvisor’s shopping attractions for Boca Raton, Town Center Mallreceives rave reviews as one of the finest shopping destinations in the area. This enclosed shopping venue has a perfect mix of elite and upscale shops along with big name stores people are familiar with, including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Town Center has 220 stores and multiple dining options with plentiful parking and valet stations. People come from all around Boca to shop at Town Center and are impressed by the selection of stores and welcoming atmosphere. Town Center is a great air-conditioned shopping destination on those days when the South Florida sun grows a bit too hot.

Restaurants and Live Entertainment

The seemingly endless selection of restaurants in Boca Raton offer some of the best food in South Florida. Everything from traditional American Cuisine to exotic flavors from the far corners of the world is available to enjoy in beautiful Boca. Multiple jazz and night clubs feature live music year-round and the Mizner Park Amphitheater hosts big name and local talent for everyone to experience.

Living in Boca Raton is the ultimate in luxury and there’s always something new to discover around every corner. Time spent in breathtaking Boca Raton is unforgettable, and is truly unequaled anywhere else in South Florida.

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Your Dreams Have An Address At 1200 Hillsboro Mile Waterfront Condos

your-dreams-have-an-address-at-1200-hillsboro-mile-waterfront-condosOn sunny south Florida’s eastern coast lies an increasingly-popular tropical oasis that stretches south from Delray Beach and includes Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach and exciting inland areas.

This region possesses its own dynamic, an energetic pulse that grows stronger every day and the ultimate in luxury real estate.

From single-family manors to waterfront condos, the area offers a blissful style of living for everyone.

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For those who just have to be on or near the water, 1200 Hillsboro Mile in Hillsboro Beach south of Boca Raton is the ideal place of residence. Their waterfront condos feature amazing amenities and beachfront living at its best. With only 11 units in the building, 1200 Hillsboro Mile offers a level of community and privacy rarely seen in condo living along Hillsboro Beach.

With the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, residents are awash in the beauty of sparkling waters and stunning sunshine.

Built in 2008, the building possesses a fresh, new feeling and caters to dog-lovers by allowing canine companions of all sizes.

Nothing compares to watching the sunrise or sunset while walking the dog along the golden beaches washed smooth by the ocean waves.

A Private Getaway among Oceanside Castles

Hillsboro Mile is known as Millionaires Mile (click here to read why millionaires love Hillsboro Mile) because of all the high-end homes gracing its pristine beaches.The homes are so expansive and opulent; they’re more like oceanside castles than traditional residences.

1200 Hillsboro Beach is located just north of those seaside palaces and possesses a grandeur all its own.

There is private beach access, a community dock on the Intracoastal Waterway, a fitness center, outside pool/spa area with a private pool house and a media room accessible to residents. Add onto that covered parking and 24-hour concierge service and these waterfront condos cater to their residents’ every need.

All the Perks of New Construction

While other waterfront condos in the surrounding areas are located in older buildings, 1200 Hillsboro Mile is practically new with its 2008 construction completion date.

Units in other buildings, even if totally refurbished, are still in an older building and subject to all the potential issues that come along with less-recent construction.

Condos in 1200 Hillsboro Mile are move-in ready and offer a maintenance-free lifestyle which is perfect for anyone coming from a larger home or those retiring/moving to Florida seeking an easier way of living.

These units are such gems among the area real estate that listing real estate agent, Nita Summers says residents are lucky to live in one of “very few buildings that are as new as 1200.”

Ultimate Luxury without Towering Height

The bright, sunny skies of south Florida are breathtaking to behold but residents don’t have to live in a building that towers into the clouds to take full advantage of the ocean views.

1200 Hillsboro Mile is a quiet, serene property that only stands at three stories tall. There are two three-story buildings, one with Intracoastal Waterway views and one right on the beach and both offer a secluded, island-style escape from the hectic atmosphere of other oceanfront condos in surrounding regions.

There’s ample privacy and because Hillsboro Mile possesses its own police force, the area is a very safe and secure place to live.

Find Your Waterfront Condo Today

Premium waterfront real estate is at your reach in South Florida with the help of Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty.  We hope that if you’re considering 1200 Hillsboro Mile as your potential dream home or getaway we’ll have the opportunity to help you make it a reality!

To learn more about the waterfront condos available at 1200 Hillsboro Mile contact Nita Summers at 561-706-1918 or nita.summers@npsir.com.

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Why We Love South Florida Golf Course Homes (And You Should, Too!)

why-south-florida-is-the-best-place-for-golf-course-homesSouth Florida’s geography makes it ideal for golf courses of all designs, sizes and difficulties. Spending hours out in the warm sunshine amid tropical breezes, strolling through the lush green landscape of a golf course is a version of paradise for many.

Golf course homes provide golf-lovers with easy access to all the best greens and amazing recreation opportunities the region has to offer.

Here are a few reasons why we love South Florida golf course homes, and believe you will, too.

Terrain Designed for Tee Times

One of the key features that make South Florida perfect for cultivating golf courses is the naturally flat terrain.

Scattered among all the great shopping, fine dining, exciting boating and endless water activities are more golf courses than a person can visit in a day!

The natural flatness of the area doesn’t mean that courses are boring and predictable though.

Architects and course designers have found inventive and unique ways to create memorable courses that possess all the features golfers enjoy and expect.

There are all the rolling hills, water features, bunkers and challenges that make the sport a stimulating endeavor. Many courses work with the natural wetlands, tall trees and lakes to create unique holes that never feel boring or predictable.

st-andrews-featured-propertyUnequaled Pleasures of Golf Course Homes

Living in golf course homes means that the properties are located within a community featuring their own course. These communities are often gated and provide a sense of security, privacy and seclusion.

Residents of the community have exclusive access to the course, country club benefits and the ability to enjoy all the other recreational opportunities these private communities offer such as tennis and fishing and boating when located near water.

Community clubhouses are places for dining, relaxing and socializing with other residents and a great way to find new golfing friends.

For anyone new to golf or who wants to brush up on their strokes, teachers and classes are available on-site and at convenience.

The life of South Florida is as active or as relaxed as residents desire and luxury is an art form in the region.

Famous Courses in South Florida

Along with the endless courses in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, residents of golf course homes in South Florida have all the opportunities available in Miami and Palm Beach.

The Trump National Doral Resort is a recent acquisition for Donald Trump and while there have been changes, its long history as a favorite stop on the PGA tour continues.

Palm Beach is home to the PGA National Resort and Spa, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to cement its spot as a premier destination for golf enthusiasts and legends. It’s the home of the Honda Classic and combines luxury and recreation for the ultimate golf experience.

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Every Day is a Perfect Golf Day

Unpleasant weather in South Florida is a temporary and fleeting occurrence. The warm, tropical weather is a very welcome change for all the snowbirds, retirees and national and international new residents to the area.

Many golf course communities are located near the waters of the Atlantic Ocean or on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Waking up to the stunning sunrise over the water, having the ability to cruise along the waterway and the availability of private golf right out the front door are only a few reasons why golf course homes are such desirable real estate in South Florida.

Let Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty help you find the luxury golf course home you are looking for.  We often have featured properties at award-winning golf courses like St. Andrews Country Club, Broken Sound and Woodfield just to name a few!  Call us at 561.997.7227 to learn more.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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Buyer Location Checklist for Boca Raton Condos and Homes

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As cliché as it is to recite the word “location” repeatedly when speaking of real estate, the mantra is true – location matters. Choosing where to live is about so much more than the number of bathrooms or square footage of the master; the fact is, the most luxurious finishes in the world can’t make up for the wrong community. Fortunately,Boca Raton condos and homes deliver on all fronts.

Here’s what you can look forward to checking off your buyer location checklist when it comes to Boca Raton:

1. Crime Rates and Statistics

Crime rates in Boca are not the driving force behind gated communities, however safety concerns are preemptively addressed with private security patrolling these premises 24/7 for added peace of mind; the bonus is quiet streets, free of traffic.

2. Education System

The Palm Beach County (PBC) school district is home to some of the finest schools in the state of Florida and is rated an “A” district.

As the birthplace of IBM, and with some of the fastest up and coming tech companies now calling Boca Raton home, its workforce is both talented and well-educated, demanding the same level of education for future generations.

3. Infrastructure

Roadways, new construction, taxation and economics are all valid concerns when relocating to a new area. While there are a handful of major construction projects in the works for Boca Raton, beaches, country clubs and gated communities are clearly defined and neighborhoods established.

New builds replace older homes in many desirable areas, as more people seek the fabulous lifestyle that Boca Raton condos and homes can afford them.

4. Neighborhood Amenities

Boca Raton is defined by three distinct areas:

East Boca – This area of Boca is popular with retirees and second-home owners, those seeking an active, outdoor lifestyle that has it all – fine dining, golf, boating and yacht dockage, making this one of the most sought after areas to live in Boca.

West Boca – Approximately half of Boca’s population resides in West Boca, home to many middle class families, with a casual, elegant vibe.

Downtown Boca – The downtown core offers a different lifestyle, where residents can live, work and socialize minutes from their door. Downtown Boca has been redefined to make it exceptionally bike and pedestrian friendly, breathing new life in to the area.

Each of these areas has its own charms and attributes but the common denominator is that each one is self sufficient with its own amenities, restaurants and shopping.

5. Proximity to Work

Commuting to and from Boca Raton is a breeze in comparison to larger cities. While traffic does exist, it’s fluid, with easy access to both the I-95 and the turnpike, meaning those who desire the lifestyle of Boca but work in the surrounding areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Deerfield, West Palm or Boynton Beach have an easy 20 or 30 minute drive to work.

6. Stable Economy

Boca Raton is not only home to some of the most luxurious real estate, but the downtown business core offers significant employment opportunities through private and government sectors.

The main Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus is located in Boca, and the thriving retail and hospitality industries all contribute to a vibrant economy; the perfect combination of business and pleasure.

Boca Raton offers some of the finest real estate you’ll find, and offers you the kind of lifestyle you deserve.

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Nestlery Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in South Florida’s most saught after ultra-luxury locations such as Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Delray Beach. Give us a call at 561.997.7227­ or download our complimentary Luxury Showcase below.

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Ultimate Luxury Destination: Boca Raton Resort and Club

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A Resort For the Experience Seeker

Visitors and residents of south Florida revel in ultimate, unequaled luxury at Boca Raton Resort and Club. Situated on 356 sprawling acres, the resort was originally built in the 1920’s as the home of world-renowned architect Addison Mizner.

Today the former home of Mizner remains a unique historic icon and symbol of immaculate extravagance and attention to detail.

Possessing the Waldorf Astoria name, Boca Raton Resort and Club has high standards in amenities and luxury accommodations.

The resort was renovated in 2004 and modernized in 2005 while retaining its exterior architecture. A seamless blending of contemporary design inside with Mizner’s original exterior architecture displays a rich appreciation for modern sophistication and old-world style.

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Range of Accommodations

Viewing the Boca Raton Resort and Club from outside only tells half of the story. Walking inside the historic structure reveals a bright, open, modern lobby that invites guests to continue into the main hotel.

There are several options for accommodations including Boca Bungalows with residential-style luxury, The Tower with stunning views of the resort’s varying landscape, Yacht Club with a Venetian feel and water views and The Cloister that possesses a modern take on Spanish-Mediterranean charm.

No matter what type of room guests select, they experience the vibrant energy, glamour and beauty of the resort.

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The resort’s most notable offering is the renowned Spa Palazzo. One look inside this Turkish-bath inspired spa will have guests breathing deep in contentment.

The multiple tubs and showers filling the area built from marble, tile and granite are accented with pillars, arches and mosaics that evoke thoughts of a mythical fountain of youth.

A visit to Spa Palazzo promotes relaxation and healing with massaging, cleansing waters, calming aromatherapy and restorative bath rituals that are life-changing to experience.

Yachting, Golf, Dock Parties and More

Jet SkisGuests of Boca Raton Resort and Club fill their days with rounds of golf, fun and competitive matches of tennis, surfing, snorkeling, fine dining and family activities including Mizner’s Quest, life-size chess and lawn games.

They can rent a yacht for the day and explore the waters of Boca Raton. Adventures include the whole family or children enjoy Camp Boca or play under the friendly, watchful eye of a resort nanny.

At Boca Raton Resort and Club, there are dock parties and celebrations year-round. Their most popular celebrations are the Christmas dock party and boat parade. The boat parade is in its 36th year and the party takes place right outside the resort with an exclusive private fireworks display, live music, food, drinks and activities for children.

Courtesy and convenience are extended by the resort with a shuttle that runs between the resort and beach club. There’s a boat ride through Lake Boca on the Mizner Dream available to club members and hotel guests.

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Guests and club members of Boca Raton Resort and Club are treated to unparalleled fine dining throughout the property. Morimoto restaurant is the signature sushi bar of Iron Chef and internationally acclaimed Sushi Master Masaharu Morimoto and features extraordinary Japanese Cuisine.

There’s also casual dining at 501 East Kitchen & Bar, Cielo and Lucca.

Poolside dining, elegant bars and Serendipity ice cream shop and dessert restaurant top off the choices for the hungry foodie.

Get a Personalized Visit to Boca Resort and Club

To learn more about the resort and what the area has to offer, contact Jen Sommers today at 561.235.7777. She’ll be happy to discuss your visit as well as membership options with you!

Boca Raton Resort and Club brings together all that Boca Raton, Florida has to offer. To view a handpicked selection of the area’s most luxurious homes, download our Luxury Showcase below.

 

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Woodfield Country Club Features An Active Lifestyle For All Ages

woodfield-country-clubBoca Raton has a reputation as the “Beverly Hills,” of South Florida, but it’s grown to boast a classy yet casual atmosphere that is drawing in active people of all ages.

For the active person seeking supreme luxury, security, top-notch events, golf, tennis, upscale dining and exciting activities, Woodfield Country Club is a prime choice for Boca Raton residents.

In addition to the distinctive property details and personal customer service that makes it so desirable, this country club is set apart by it’s residents. The average age of residents is 49 and many are families with children who attend the nearby St. Andrews Private School.

Although the average age is 49, (which is rare for a country club in Boca Raton), residents in their retirement stage enjoy the liveliness that their younger adult counterparts and the children bring.  At Woodfield Country Club there is something for every person of every age to enjoy.

Social Activities at Woodfield Country Club

Living here you’ll see a game of basketball or tennis happening out on the courts, flag football and even hockey.

On the weekend you might see a remote controlled yacht race on one of the lakes or find a Sunday Night Football party going on.

Some frequent the card rooms, popular for games of bridge, poker or mah-jong. And others prefer the film series, book reviews, cooking classes and interesting lectures going on.

Children enjoy the variety of activities like karaoke night, character dinners, puppet shows, storytellers with s’mores, DJ music with games by the pool and so much more!

The whole community celebrates a “Season Kick-off Weekend” featuring live music, an outdoor concert, carnival, and an array of food.

People also enjoy meals with family, friends and neighbors at one of the six restaurants from casual dining to elegant.

Sports, Fitness and Relaxation

Woodfield features a challenging 18-hole championship golf course with leagues and tournaments, clinics, lessons and a pro shop and an all-ages tennis program with award-winning tennis court amenities and tennis pro shop. Children have a 9-hole golf course called, “The Family Course,” that meet the young player’s different levels of ability.

There is also a 12,000 square-foot lagoon-style, heated pool surrounded with tropical landscape for relaxation, aqua aerobics and children’s classes.

Included is a very accommodating fitness center and relaxing day spa for everyone including the children.

Perfect For The Active Traveler

For the person with an active lifestyle, traveling is often on the agenda.  The frequent traveler homebuyer may choose this secure country club for the double gated feature ensuring that their belongings will be completely safe while traveling.

Come See For Yourself What Makes Woodfield So Special

If you’re interested in Woodfield Country Club or other Boca Raton country clubs similar to it, we’d love to help. Contact Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty for more details on Boca Raton featured properties by calling 561.997.7227.

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