Luxury Showcase | September 2015

The September 2015 issue of the Luxury Showcase Magazine is now available at either the Boca Raton or Delray Beach office. Or, you can VIEW or download it HERE.


Intracoastal Highland Beach, Florida
Offered at $7,900,000

Extraordinary views of the Intracoastal Waterway and sunsets from this professionally furnished and decorated gated residence. 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 2 half-baths, library, wine room, grand media room and billiard room. Rare protected 22’ x 60’ yacht basin on north side.

Watch picturesque sunsets over the Intracoastal Waterway from this spectacular pool and patio area in Highland Beach.

Watch picturesque sunsets over the Intracoastal Waterway from this spectacular pool and patio area in Highland Beach.

Paradisio Del Mar: Unrivaled Luxury in Manalapan

Paradisio del Mar

The fascination and appeal of South Florida was built on images of vast estates overlooking the ocean and lifestyles replete with yachts, beachfront activities, and amenities associated with 5-star resorts.

While this segment of the real estate market may not have been affected in recent years like other sectors, there was an impact. But based on recent activity, the attraction of South Florida as a residential destination for the affluent is back, according to NPSIR owners Mark Nestler and John Poletto.

“The world of the ultra wealthy has always, to some extent, been sheltered from the economic trends that affect most people,” says Poletto. “In recent months we’ve seen a rapid emergence of a healthy market with enthusiastic buyers both nationally and internationally.”


Paradise by the Sea 

Perhaps South Florida’s most significant listing is 1960 South Ocean Boulevard; an ultra-luxury, oceanfront mansion in the affluent city of Manalapan in Palm Beach County. Known as “Paradisio del Mar”, this extremely rare ocean to intracoastal property exemplifies the affluent lifestyle that has become synonymous with homes along the Atlantic Ocean.

Listed at $32 million, this 45,000 square-foot residence is nestled on four acres, on one of the widest sections of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west and the ocean to the east. It features a Mediterranean ambiance reminiscent of an Italian villa. Multiple exterior balconies, outdoor dining areas, and vistas that showcase exquisite water views are among the highlights of this private estate. But visitors find that there is much more to Paradisio del Mar


Extraordinary and Captivating

“This is simply an extraordinary property and a home that captivates the visual senses,” says Nestler.  “Each corridor, outdoor walkway, and staircase leads to other appealing features that set this home apart from other ultra-luxury mansions. Potential buyers have a sense of anticipation as they turn the next corner.”

Another attraction is the value in the price offering. Poletto estimates that this home would have been valued over $40 million prior to the real estate downturn that occurred in late 2006.

“It’s hard to say it’s a bargain, but those with an understanding of the ultra-luxury market realize this is a great value,” said Poletto.

Among the special features of this furnished and turn-key mansion is that it has the ability to house over 30 cars in three separate garage areas, or have guests stay at the oceanfront cottage in a natural tropical dune environment reminiscent of the turn of the century. A raised deck surrounding the pool has views of one of the widest parts of the Intracoastal Waterway in addition to a putting green, home theatre and multiple outdoor private sitting areas where one an enjoy ocean breezes to brilliant sunsets.

The tasteful décor and architectural features add to the appeal of Paradisio del Mar. Visitors approach the home through a privacy gate and follow a winding driveway to the elegant porte cochere. Upon entering the home, they view an elegant center staircase with wrought iron banisters and a grand rotunda that serve as the introduction to this world of luxury.


Luxury for Every Taste

“Keep in mind that potential buyers are accustomed to seeing these types of homes,” added Nestler. “But there is something distinctly different and appealing here. Everyone seems to have a different opinion as to its appeal. Some like the outdoor kitchen. Others the sheer privacy and security. The old-world wood-paneled library. The ability to host formal dinners and casual, outdoor events. The sprawling lawns.”

But the one common denominator is access to the Intracoastal and the ocean. Paradisio del Mar has a tunnel that goes under A1A and opens to scenic dunes and a meandering boardwalk that leads to a cozy, elevated sitting area with a fire pit and a dynamic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Continuing down this boardwalk, visitors come upon a quaint guest house, perched on a dune.

“They just aren’t making any more beachfronts,” mused Poletto. “In a home with so many features and amenities, the location on the ocean may be the major draw for people visiting from other parts of the United States and overseas.”



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Why “Casually Elegant” Describes Lake Rogers Waterfront Homes

lake-rogers-isle-waterfront-homes_1Luxurious island-style living awaits in Lake Rogers Islewaterfront homes.

Located in Boca Raton, Florida, the Lake Rogers Isle community features over 120 single-family homes, a majority of which are situated directly on the Intracoastal Waterway.

The community has a stellar reputation for being safe, private, great for boaters and water lovers and possessing a casually elegant atmosphere that appeals to singles, couples, families, retirees and snowbirds.

Origins of Lake Rogers Isle

Lake Rogers Isle community was established in the 1960’s and many residents of the area love it so much they’ve lived there since the beginning.

The community’s namesake of Lake Rogers is the wide expanse of water that stretched across the Intracoastal to the wooded city park called Spanish River Park.

Most of these waterfront homes have their own deep-water docks and they’re all within easy ocean access with the Boca Inlet under two miles down the Intracoastal Waterway.

There are no fixed bridges in this boating community and residents partake in water activities including tubing and wake boarding right in their back yards.

Community Pride of Lake Rogers Isle

Lake Rogers Isle’s convenient location in the heart of Boca Raton, south of Spanish River Boulevard, comes with unique perks befitting its island, casual elegance lifestyle.

There is no thru traffic in this waterfront home area because a majority of the streets end right at the Intracoastal Waterway. This makes the community a safe haven for people to live and children to play and deters anyone except actual residents from driving about the area.  There’s an active neighborhood watch program and a deep sense of community and friendliness among residents.

They host annual events like the Fall Festival Block Party and Winter Holiday Party, and the Homeowner’s Association is voluntary. Any fees paid to the association go toward maintaining the immaculate waterfront home neighborhood.

Residents are within close walking, driving and boating distance of fine dining, unique shopping, various entertainment venues, convenient supermarkets and of course, the pristine Florida beaches.

Own a Treasure of Island Elegance

3798-ne-7th-boca-ratonThe opportunity to own a piece of waterfront real estate in Lake Rogers Isle is a rare treasure to take advantage of.

3798 NE 7th Drive is such a treasure with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and almost 6000 square feet. It sits on an oversized waterfront lot with breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Spanish River Park across Lake Rogers.

The lush landscaping outside is the perfect enticement that brings visitors inside the elegant interior.

Inside, nearly every room is flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows so pristine it’s almost as though one can reach out and touch the water and sky.

Immaculate upkeep and nature-inspired palette

Built in 1998, 3798 NE 7th Drive has been immaculately maintained and remains in perfect condition.

The palette of the interior stunningly compliments the views out every window in neutral green and brown tones with a splash of bold red in the office to mimic Florida’s fiery sunsets.

The master bedroom balcony overlooks the waterway and relaxing in the large tub of the master bath is the ultimate escape into a private spa.

View this amazing property by contacting Lorenzo Bernal today at 561.702.5263. To see more waterfront homes available in Boca Raton, Florida and surrounding areas download our Luxury Showcase below.

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