Significant Sales Published

The most recently released issue of the Sotheby’s International Realty Significant Sales booklet features a sale by Nestler Poletto SIR in Delray Beach for $11,777,000.  The home features 100 feet of ocean frontage, 422 feet of property depth, 178 feet of dunes and 100 feet of sandy beach beyond the dunes to the ocean and nearly 12,000 square feet of air conditioned living space.

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Tropic Isle, Delray Beach
Offered at $900,000

This charming three-bedroom deepwater home is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes in the exclusive Tropic Isle community. Just off the Intracoastal Waterway with no fixed bridges is a dock capable of fitting an 80-foot yacht. A short stroll to the beach and just minutes to trendy Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach, this home is truly a must see.

Room for 80-foot yacht on this private deepwater dock just off the Intracoastal in Delray beach, Florida, with no fixed bridges to the ocean

Room for 80-foot yacht on this private deepwater dock just off the Intracoastal in Delray Beach, Florida, with no fixed bridges to the ocean.

City Walk, Delray Beach
Offered at $735,000

Beautifully upgraded corner penthouse located in downtown East Delray Beach in the heart of Pineapple Grove, just a short walk to the renowned Atlantic Avenue and the beach. Light and bright with impact glass windows, this gorgeous condo features more than 2,100 square feet of urban living.

City Walk condominium in the trendy Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

City Walk condominium in the trendy Pineapple Grove district of downtown Delray Beach, Florida.

Addison Reserve C.C., Delray Beach
Offered at $1,350,000

Beautifully renovated Portofino model has four bedrooms plus built-in library and loft in the exclusive Addison Reserve Country Club in Delray Beach, Florida. Sports Equity or Golf Equity available, and features include Saturnia floors on the diagonal in main living areas or wood floors throughout. Loft area plus three en-suite bathrooms are upstairs.

Live the South Florida lifestyle at this fantastic Delray Beach home with magnificent pool and large patio area.

Live the South Florida lifestyle at this fantastic Delray Beach home with magnificent pool and large patio area.

Mallory Square, Delray Beach
Offered at $579,000

Mallory Square is urban Delray Beach living at its finest! Just three blocks from renowned Atlantic Avenue, one block from the brand new Uptown Delray and six blocks from the beach, you will find this highly desirable, end unit. Located on 3rd Street, this beautifully renovated 3-story townhome was built by Ironwood Builders in 2005. Extremely light and bright and in pristine condition, this unit boasts gorgeous hardwood floors, new carpet in upstairs bedrooms, and has been freshly painted.

This contemporary kitchen has granite and stainless steel appliances equipped with a large dining area and walk-in pantry.

This contemporary kitchen has granite and stainless steel appliances equipped with a large dining area and walk-in pantry.

Mizner Country Club, Delray Beach
Offered at $749,000

Upgraded Saturnia marble floors throughout the main floor greet you as you walk into this spacious home. Kitchen and bathrooms have the cherry cabinets with rope molding and gorgeous granite accentuates the kitchen, master bath and cabana bath. The master bedroom offers views of the golf course and the lake from the covered lanai. In the master bath are double sinks, seamless glass doors and a very spacious tub. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious loft.

Spectacular grand entrance opens to foyer with 20-foot ceilings in Mizner Country Club, Delray Beach.

Spectacular grand entrance opens to foyer with 20-foot ceilings in Mizner Country Club, Delray Beach.

Travel Spotlight: Downtown Delray Beach


Downtown Delray Beach: More Than Worth the Stay

Delray Beach is the perfect blend of lazy beach days and vibrant nightlife, with a dash of afternoon adventures on the side. Known as Florida’s “Village by the Sea”, this quaint city of 60,500 possesses an unparalleled magnetic quality that has attracted residents from around the world.

This is a lifestyle that sports Panama hats sold by individually and locally owned beachside shops, and where everything worth seeing is a charming walk away.

The Seaside Village With an Edge

While Florida boasts of several hip towns containing both urban centers and beaches, Delray Beach’s unique history and urban planning make this city stand far before the rest.

Florida experienced a huge land boom in the 1920s that set the stage for a massive influx of construction prospectors and homeowners hungry for a slice of Florida sun. This prompted undesirable suburban sprawl away from downtown amenities and the growth of view-blocking, oceanfront high-rises.

However, thanks to progressive thinking decades ago, Delray Beach never went down such a path. Mandates prevented the construction of aggressive high-rises and commerce was channeled to the famed Downtown Delray Beach Atlantic Avenue. This avenue sweeps from the beaches, across the Intracoastal Waterway, and pushes several blocks westward.

Lining its sidewalks is a living, breathing downtown, with an array of neighboring real estate. When it comes to selecting the most desirable properties, residents want to know where they can live near the water, while still be able to walk to Atlantic Avenue. After all, this defines a walker’s paradise town.

The variety of desirable walkable properties is staggering. Intracoastal condominiums and townhomes are tucked on either side of this water-thruway, and the beach itself is lined with multi-million dollar waterfront estates featuring Mediterranean Revival mansions neighboring classic 1950s beach bungalows. Many townhomes can be found above and adjacent to the classic restaurants and hip boutiques that line and surround Atlantic Avenue.

Today, Delray Beach is a decisive buyer’s market, with a steady inflow of affluent and mobile young professionals eager to cash in on the hot housing market and the booming South Florida economy.

Not Your Average American Beach Town

delray-beach-most-fun-small-town-badgeThe perfect blend of a booming economy and attractive amenities make the city an all-around “powerhouse” of American destinations. Delray Beach was named one of America’s best small towns by USA Today, claiming the title of “Most Fun”.

Residents and visitors can begin the day combing the shore for sea turtles beforesnorkeling around some of the East Coast’s most visible waters. In the afternoon, grab a bite at one of the city’s over one hundred premier restaurants and an evening martini at a funky local’s bar.

Here are some of our favorite Downtown Delray Beach places and activities:

  • Arts Garage: located at Atlantic and 1st Street. Called “a cultural powerhouse” by the Sun Sentinel and voted one of the top ten destinations by Palm Beach Cultural Council, Arts Garage is a fantastic multi-disciplinary entertainment hub. Enjoy an array of musicians, performers, film presenters, visual artists, and arts educators in a revolving events calendar that includes both local, national, and international talent.

  • Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach: Delray Beach boasts over a hundred quality restaurants. Lining Atlantic Avenue and surrounding Downtown Delray Beach streets is a verifiable melting pot of international fare. The discerning foodie can choose from Asian, Cuban, Italian, Jamaican, or even the classic New York pizza, among many other tasty options. At the Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach, the hungry patron can experience a collection of culinary delights in a two-night celebration of food, wine, and cocktails. This annual event features a set-price passport in which attendees can visit a multitude of participating restaurants to experience the best Delray Beach has to offer.

  • Delray GreenMarket in the Park: located at Old School Square Park at Atlantic Avenue and NE 2nd Avenue. Delray Beach has built its reputation on consistently offering something for everyone. This includes a weekly, family-friendly open-air marketplace featuring some of the best vendors throughout South Florida. GreenMarket has been a neighborhood staple since 1996, and remains an engaging community hub for thousands of Delray Beach residents. This Saturday morning destination offers everything from off-the-vine produce, fragrant baked goods, fresh cut flowers, unique artisan crafts, and so much more. A weekend visit to Downtown Delray Beach is not complete without a stop here!

There’s So Much More to Discover in Delray

The above is just a teaser of the city’s multitude of varied arts and entertainment avenues, food enterprises, and family-friendly events. Delray Beach is famed for its award-winning beaches, bustling downtown district, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant nightlife. Regardless of the time of year it is, or the block you wander down, this Village by the Sea has something for everyone. Visit Delray Beach and you will shortly find yourself unequivocally and irrevocably in love with Florida living.

For information about Downtown Delray Beach and it’s luxury properties, contact Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty at 561.997.7227 or complete our online contact form here:

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Yacht Club Turned Villa Characterizes Florida Waterfront Real Estate


Originally constructed as the main building of a yacht club in 1977, 815 Palm Trail 23 in Delray Beach is a one-of-a-kind find in south Florida waterfront real estate.

The former yacht club building has been converted, meticulously renovated and completely refurbished to maximize its private location and amplify the stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

As part of the condo association, the grounds of this home are maintenance free and the freshness of the interior allows the owners to indulge in easy living with luxury amenities.

Finest of South Florida Living

Representing the “epitome of living in South Florida” according to listing realtor Nancy Gefen, there isn’t a piece of Florida waterfront real estate in the area that comes close to competing with 815 Palm Trail 23.

Though part of a condo association, it’s a freestanding two-story villa featuring a private pool, open flowing environment and a dock right on the Intracoastal Waterway.

There’s room for up to a 50 foot boat, granting residents the ability to cruise the waterway at their leisure and enjoy all the best the surrounding areas have to offer.

Artful Landscaping Without the Work

One of the biggest pleasures of living in the Sunshine State is being outside in the year-round tropical warmth.

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815 Palm Trail 23 takes that Florida waterfront real estate luxury a step further with beautifully designed exterior grounds that are maintained by the condo association.

It’s infinitely easier to enjoy the poolside patio and stonework courtyards when one doesn’t have to deal with the hassle of trimming greenery, cleaning the pool or painting the exterior walls.

Relaxing in comfortable patio couches, reclining in dock side chairs and swimming through the pool is totally stress free at this villa that caters to those who desire the ultimate in privacy.

An Interior Bathed in Light and Views

The interior of this property brings the beauty of the water views inside through multiple sliding glass doors and walls of windows.

Like living artwork, the clear skies, flowing ripples of the waterway, swaying palm trees and passing boats add stunning beauty to every room in this home.

The color palette of the interior amplifies and reflects the surrounding landscape and the open, airy feel of the space is like breathing in the freshest of Florida’s tropical breezes.

A modern kitchen maximizes space, each bedroom is a private bungalow complete with views and/or outside access, seating areas cater to comfort and easy traffic flow and even the bathrooms are the pinnacle of efficient, meticulous attention to detail.

Owning a piece of Florida waterfront real estate with this multitude of amenities and features is a rare and coveted acquisition.

Appeals to all Lifestyles

The ideal location of 815 Palm Trail 23 appeals to all lifestyles including year-round residents, snowbirds, retirees, singles, couples and families.

Being right on the Intracoastal Waterway with a private dock grants easy access to an expanding variety of shopping, dining and entertainment, all within a relaxing boat ride any direction.

The property is within walking distance of the beach and close to the energy of downtown Delray Beach while still maintaining an oasis-style, secluded feel.

Everything about this piece of south Florida real estate, from the private pool, great views and boat slip on the Intracoastal Waterway combine to make it unique.

To view this amazing home today contact Nancy Gefen at 561.271.9085­.  To discover more premium waterfront real estate in South Florida download our Luxury Showcase below.

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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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Seagate Hotel: Historical Beachfront Real Estate Turned Getaway

seagate-hotel-beachfront-real-estateBeachfront breezes meet city sophistication at the Seagate Hotel & Spa in Delray Beach. The hotel’s Seagate Beach Club is an exquisite example of one of south Florida’s prime beachfront real estate properties successfully transformed into a luxury getaway.

Both the hotel and the club are a large part of the area’s history and an iconic symbol of the best that Delray Beach has to offer.

Distinguished Charm and History

The Seagate Beach Club was originally built as a private home on South Ocean Boulevard in 1935. By the late 1930’s, the home had been converted into a club.

The beach club and hotel across the street were unified in the 1950’s. The original Seagate Hotel was eventually moved to a new site on Atlantic Avenue and reopened and the new Beach Club and Seagate Residences replaced the remainder of the original property.

World-class Architecture and Design

Award-winning Randall Stofft was the architect for the new Seagate Beach Club. His exemplary artistry, respect for history and Frank Lloyd Wright influence gives this beachfront real estate a timeless, coastal feel.

The interior design of the Beach Club was the work of Hirsch Bedner who is renowned for setting fresh standards for innovation, luxury and comfort in hospitality interior design.

The world-class craftsmanship of architect and interior designer is visible throughout the property.

A bright white exterior of the club shimmers like a jewel among the endless ocean views. Inside there’s an elegant upper-level dining area and a beach-level dining room with terrace.

Guests enjoy fine dining, comfortable surroundings and gaze at the clear ocean waters beyond the club’s sparkling pool. Along with swimming, club activities include rentals of cabanas and water recreation rentals such as kayaks and paddleboards.

Sophistication and Luxury Amenities

The Seagate Hotel & Spa has an ideal beachfront real estate location on Atlantic Avenue and sophisticated accommodations.

Large salt-water aquariums greet guests in the lobby adding to the hotel’s contemporary beachfront style.

Standard rooms feature the luxury amenities of a private balcony, king size bed and marble bath.

For newlyweds, the Bridal Suite has a luxury spa room and pool view.

Those needing spacious accommodations lose themselves in the lavish appointments of the Presidential Suite with two bedrooms, full kitchen, rainforest shower, marble bath and expansive balcony with a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

Unique Events at Seagate

Members of the Seagate Club are treated to an Annual Members party on the first Wednesday of December. The party is one of the establishment’s most popular events.

For hotel guests and members there’s a 4th of July celebration with a premium view of the holiday fireworks.

The Seagate Hotel is a perfect location to hold events like conferences and weddings. It was featured in The Knot best of weddings list two years in a row.

Destination for Famous Faces

Through the years, Seagate has been the chosen destination for famous names. Adam Sandler’s family had a membership, David Spade’s grandparents were members and he’d often dine with them and Olympia Dukakis has graced the hotel with her presence. Martha Stewart gave a lecture to the Beach Club women and Broadway actress Zoe Coldwell indulged in an annual stay with her husband.

One visit to the historic beachfront real estate of Seagate and visitors make it a repeat Delray Beach destination.

Find Your Own Beachfront Real Estate in Delray Beach

Luxury and relaxation make a fine pair in the city of Delray Beach, Florida.  To discover what wonderful Delray Beach and the South Florida area have to offer when it comes to ultra-luxury, beachfront real estate download our complimentary Luxury Showcase below!

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