Category Archives: Luxury Living

New Homes Old Charm at Primrose Hill

Today’s empty-nesters and retirees are craving beauty, efficiency, and plenty of space to live, and play. Craftmark Homes at Primrose Hill is a serene community in Annapolis Maryland that’s surrounded by lush scenery and features gorgeous new construction with Craftmark’s unsurpassed quality, and the classic appeal of Craftsman style architecture. A private drive leads to a peaceful enclave of homes where residents will find six single family homes, and nineteen townhomes with grand exteriors, and the very latest in eco-friendly design. Located near downtown Annapolis, Primrose hill is just minutes from a rich heritage, exciting nightlife, and a vibrant art scene.

The beauty of buying new versus resale is being the first build memories, and these homes are ready to impress. Buyers will be surrounded in luxury from gleaming hardwood flooring, solid maple cabinetry, and crown molding, to the top of the line appliances. Townhomes starting in the $400’s feature vast 3-4 bedroom, and 2-3 full with 1-2 half bath floor plans, nine-foot ceilings, and gourmet kitchens for the serious cook. Welcoming foyers, rec-rooms, and options for a deck, and fireplace create the ideal sanctuary. Single family homes with prices starting in the $600’s offer buyers the option of 2-3 full with one-half bath, 4 bedrooms, and spacious great rooms to host family and friends. Ownership suites boast cathedral ceilings, walk-in closets, and floor plans with a second-floor laundry room. Two car garages provide enough room for storage or even a workshop! This premier builder is known for its Craftmark Green innovations from cost saving energy efficient technologies, to responsibly sourced building materials, and xeriscape landscaping designed to use less water.

Live the High Life Estate Style

If there was ever a time for a senior moment, it would be to spend it in an estate community. These elite developments, are the creme de la creme of the real estate world, and home to the affluent 55+ crowd who know how to live, and play well. It’s not just the amenities that make these active lifestyle communities luxurious, but sprawling landscapes, and the grandeur of these estate homes are quite the experience for both residents, and visitors. Imagine your driveway becoming the runway for your private jet, or coming home to a Mediterranean inspired villa? Living in paradise, with resort style services at your fingertips is what an estate lifestyle is all about.

BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, is a prestigious private club community where the architecture alone is breathtaking. The Palm Beach Gardens area boasts high end retailers, five star dining, and is the headquarters of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA). This expansive community is also close to sparkling beaches, and Palm Beach International airport. The estate homes within BallenIsles are nothing short of stunning with golf course views, and a price range above $2 million. The country club lifestyle offers 55+ residents an array of resort style amenities including 19 tennis courts, a salon and spa, a world class fitness center, and an endless list of social clubs. Even the grand kids have their own piece of paradise with a play area, and kid’s pool.

High End Retirement Living

Full service spas, amphitheaters, homes equipped with iPads, sounds like a dream vacation right? Believe it or not this is just a sampling of the amenities found in some of the most luxurious retirement communities in the country. The term “retirement” should really be redefined as the time of your life, and these luxury lifestyle retreats will change what you thought about 55 + communities. Art projects or bocce ball are just fine, but for the affluent retiree why not take it up a notch, with private dining halls, wine tasting, and a custom built home with all the bells and whistles?

Fortune 600 award winner Toll Brothers, have been premier builders of luxury homes since 1999, and Parkland Golf and Country Club in southeast Florida has it all. This high end community features single family homes with a Tuscan flair starting at $1,058,995. These stunning homes offer luxurious floor plans with options for grand foyers, courtyards, covered lanais, and incredible kitchens, and baths. With an emphasis on today’s active adult lifestyle, this high class community offers resort style amenities including a botanical garden, Greg Norman golf course, and a 43,000 square foot Sport and Social Club where residents can enjoy a spa treatment, and a variety of fitness activities.

Shea Homes Trilogy at Encanterra is a 55+ resort golf community in the heart of the Arizona desert with stunning views of the sprawling Tom Lehman designed golf course, for the ultimate active lifestyle experience. With prices into the $700’s, homes are built with Shea’s signature eco-friendly design, with gorgeous design features and options for custom landscape packages, and spacious great rooms. Even if golf isn’t your style, Encanterra’s 60,000 square foot La Casa Club is a breathtaking oasis featuring an on site spa, three swimming pools, amphitheater, and four restaurants for your gourmet pleasure.

Robson Resort Community – The Preserve at SaddleBrook, is a gorgeous active adult community located in Tucson, Arizona with views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, and stunning golf course. Homes start at around $440,000 with a selection of floor plans, and move in ready designer options. The amenities available to retirees include a resort style swimming pool, restaurant with panoramic views, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and The Preserve’s Golf Club, with its own Pro Shop. This premier community really has the Midas touch to make your golden years truly shine!