You have GOT to check out this crazy cute Captains House in Saint Augustine, Florida!
Charming and cheeky, this gorgeous nautically-themed $4.5 house on the A1A Intercostal Highway and facing the Atlantic ocean is a must-see
You have GOT to check out this crazy cute Captains House in Saint Augustine, Florida! Charming and cheeky, this gorgeous nautically-themed $4.5 house on the A1A Intercostal Highway and facing the Atlantic ocean is a must-see. Sited at 7272 A1a South and on a .86-acre lot, the seven-bedroom, six-full-and-two-half-bath home is decorated to the nines and bursting with custom seascape designs.
Here’s what it looks like from the outside:
Featured amenities at the circa-2004 oceanfront property include heated saltwater pool, hot tub, private pool cabana, lengthy wooden walkway to the sandy beach, outdoor kitchen, and lots of decks, balconies, patios and entertaining space.
The house has some of the most amazing bedrooms and baths that we’ve seen in a while.
Inside the 9,498-square-foot home there are multiple fireplaces, pro kitchen, custom woodwork and murals, a master wing, caretaker’s suite, game room / play room, wet bar, elevator and even an underground tunnel connecting the house to the three-car garage. Cool!
And then there are the architectural / nautical details:
Represented by Karen Zander of 97 Park Local & International Real Estate.
Here are our favorite things, besides EVERYTHING about that wine cave.
The views of Carmel Beach, Point Lobos and the ocean.
The flowing brook.
The outdoor kitchen and entertaining areas.
The magnificent landscaping
All that gorgeous stonework.
Actual 17th Century fireplaces.
The home features radiant-heated limestone floors, inlaid cedar and hand-scraped high cedar-beam ceilings, his-and-hers baths and closets in the master, private office opening to an enclosed patio, game room with wet bar, media room and 3-car garage. There is also a separate 2-bedroom, 2-bath guest house will kitchen and sitting room.
Block Island has been named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Last Great Places.”
Want to take a trip to Block Island? Come with us!
While we might not be physically traveling traveling, we’ll always have Paris (er, Block Island and our other favorite getaway destinations) in our mind’s eye.
Fun facts about this quaint and charming coastal archipelago:
Located off the coast of Rhode Island and a quick ferry ride from Montauk Point, this enticing getaway is home to just over a thousand people and occupies a little under 10 square miles.
The coastline is drop-dead gorgeous, and don’t forget to check out the island’s two lighthouses.
Part of the Outer Lands region, it’s named after the Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It’s also been named by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “Last Great Places,” much of the land (40 percent) is set aside for conservation.
Our favorite way to take it all in is via scooter–though the locals might not like it so much as some visitors aren’t quite up to snuff on their skills and basic road rules. If you decide to rent, please remember that common courtesy goes a long way.
Published reports say that “The Walking Dead” star, Norman Reedus, and his partner, Diane Kruger, just bought a house from Undead labs zombie game developer Jeff Strain for $8.5 million. The pair of former fashion models have reportedly bought the 7,732-square-foot circa-1926 home in an all-cash deal.
According to the listing, which had been held by Farrah Brittany and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, the three-story “Old Hollywood castle exterior” home was sold entirely move-in ready. In addition to the requisite pool, spa, multiple fireplaces, alarm system, etc. the totally-turnkey-2.0 property, also came with not just its own fruit and vegetable garden but dedicated a garden specialist, meditation room, and full complement of cookware, bathroom essentials and even booze.
The four-bedroom, five-and-two-half-bath home, which is tucked away on almost half an acre in the Hollywood Hills, also features expansive views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean and a gated motor court. Other amenities at the “gracefully restored … art gallery-modern interior” home include a basketball court with sound-dampening floor, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, Vantage lighting system, Schotten and Hansen wood floors and Commune tile and tons “minimalist luxury features.”
Also from the listing: “The estate … has a full array of eclectic modern furniture, as well as a stunning, large-scale photography collection, a library of thousands of new books personally curated by the home’s owner, all-new eco mattresses and luxury bedding, a fully stocked dream kitchen (right down to the Italian espresso maker), eight huge televisions, a full Sonos system and most importantly, a turntable with a selection of jazz and blues albums. AND: “If you’re into clean eating, wellness and new media—like streaming and podcasting—the property has extra cool goodies just for you. For those who work or create at home, Wi-Fi is modern 802.11 AC with WPA2 encryption. The network gear is enterprise-grade Ubiquiti with a managed security gateway hardened against network intrusion, hacking and phishing attacks. There are seven Wi-Fi access points arranged throughout the house to provide full-signal strength in all rooms on all floors. Service is via Spectrum gigabit-class internet.”
The Agency’s Andrew Botto and Wolf Amer have been reported as bringing the buyers.
Named “the Ultimate Waterfront Property in the US” by HGTV
How do you feel about a round house? Check it out and let us know. Amazing or a tough sell? As for us, we GOTTA have it!
Located on Diamond Head in Hawaii, this award winner by architect Jeff Long boasts both mountain and coastline views, and it has private beach access to boot. Named “the Ultimate Waterfront Property in the US” by HGTV back in 2016, the $12.2 million 8,444-square-foot oceanfront getaway boasts 360-degree views and 123 linear feet of frontage. Sited on just over half an acre, the luxe tropical paradise residence features five bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths, sauna, heated pool, racquetball court, large exercise room, generous bedroom lanais and much more. Listed with Kelly Suzuki-Shreve of Real Select International. Shoutout to Jacquie Moore of Coldwell Banker whose feed we first spotted it in.
Gotta work from home? Here’s how to do it in style. Six home offices that make us actually want to work overtime.
Staying home today? We’ve got a project for you! Did you know that today is “Organize Your Home Office Day?” Apparently it is. So we’ve picked some of our very favorite home office images on Instagram to give everyone some design inspiration. Yay! Click through. Which one best suits you?
Just in time for Leap Day tomorrow, we found an extraordinary cliffside retreat (by Guy Dreier) in Malibu that’s perfect for jumping into the ocean.
Just in time for Leap Day tomorrow, we found an extraordinary cliffside retreat in Malibu that’s perfect for jumping into the ocean.
Super private and gated, with approximately 212 feet of beachfront, this $65 million Guy Dreier-designed contemporary really brings the drama. Located at 33256 Pacific Coast Highway, the 2.63-acre property features ocean and mountain views, heated spa, tennis, an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, and lots of vistas–inside and out–from which to take in the considerable scenic landscape.
Inside, the 4,922-square-foot open-plan home, has three bedrooms, four baths, fireplaces, lots of floor-to-ceiling windows and automated glass doors. Take a look at the slideshows to see more.
check out our top 5 wine cellar picks. We’ve seen some pretty amazing ones!
Is it too early for wine?
We’re in the mood for love, what with Valentine’s Day just 24 hours away and all. To that end, check out our top 5 wine cellar picks. We’ve seen some pretty amazing ones!
🍷 22 Osborn Farm Lane in Wainscott, represented by Matt Breitenbach of Compass. $5.345 million 🍷 164 & 160 Trelawney Road in Bridgehampton, represented by Pat Petrillo of Sotheby’s. $32.7 million 🍷 8 Hither Lane in East Hampton, represented by Lori Schiaffino of Compass. $29.995 million
🍷 98 Bull Path in East Hampton, represented by Rylan Jackla, Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green of Sotheby’s. $7.995 million. 🍷 Oceanfront compound on Dune Road in East Quogue, represented by Ashley Farrell and Evan Church of Corcoran. $14.5 million
Some of the more amazing features of the $39.95 million property include: 255 feet of frontage on Biscayne Bay, two amazing private docks, a boat lift, outdoor swimming pool and cabana, pleasing decks and patios, extensive landscaping with a private-entrance brick drive, and stunning views of Miami Beach.
It’s not often that we are stopped in our tracks by luxury real estate, having been in some of the most expensive and utterly over-the-top homes in America, but 46 Star Island Drive on Star Island in Miami certainly gives us at least a second or two of pause.
Currently listed for $39.95 million, the 1.4-acre lot comprises a property that was built back in 1923 by real estate developer Carl Fisher –who, among a great many other things, developed Miami Beach, Montauk and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Some of the more amazing features include: 255 feet of frontage on Biscayne Bay, two amazing private docks, a boat lift, outdoor swimming pool and cabana, pleasing decks and patios, extensive landscaping with a private-entrance brick drive, and stunning views of Miami Beach.
The house has been on the market for a little over three years, first entering at $65 million back in November of 2016. Renovated numerous times, it now stands at 20,000 square feet and comprising 40 rooms, including 10 bedrooms, 10-full-and-two-half baths (at least one of which looks to be full-on marble); a 3,000-bottle wine cellar; home theater; fitness room; two separate staff quarters areas, complete with living rooms, kitchens, etc.
Public records show that the current owner purchased the property for approximately $1.83 million back in 1987. No matter what price it ends up trading for, it looks to be a pretty significant return on investment.
Notable Star Island homeowners include Sean “Diddy” Combs, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Don Johnson, Rosie O’Donnell and Shaquille O’Neal.