Exquisite Estate in Nokomis, Florida

This private Gulf-front paradise boasts 100 feet of pristine sandy beach at one of the widest portions of Casey Key. Built by Frank Miller, the French Provincial custom residence features five spacious bedrooms, five baths, and two half baths — with more than 10,000 total square feet of living area.

The first level is designed with a private master suite with dual-vanity baths and offers the expansive feel of island living with unobstructed views of the glistening turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The open, great room plan is an intrical part of the casual island feel expressed in the oasis style and colors of the coastal setting.

The second-floor gallery is accessed by a private, three-stop elevator and features three additional bedrooms and baths. A fifth bedroom suite is situated midway between floors and could serve as a caretaker or in-law residence. The lower level offers a bath and open area for the extended family guests with ample room for adding additional interior spaces.

The lush, mature and meticulously maintained landscaping surrounding the home, the captivating and open sundeck with a sparkling infinity pool and spa area are a few of the entertaining and relaxation venues offered. The home is conveniently located near all the rich cultural offerings in Venice and Sarasota.


Take 5 | Q&A With Beatrix Masotti, Asheville, North Carolina Managing Broker

This summer, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed Beatrix Masotti as the broker in charge of its Asheville, North Carolina office.  An accomplished real estate professional with decades of experience in the Central Florida luxury market, she now calls the beautiful mountains of North Carolina home. We were curious to learn a little more about this fabulous addition to our leadership team, so we caught up with Beatrix for an insightful mini interview.

Q. What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

A. Stay true to yourself and seek the satisfaction of helping others be successful!

Q. If you could time travel, where would you go?

A. Back to spend time with my dad. He passed away at a young age, he was only 61. I’d like to spend time with him again when we were on the road. We traveled all over the country for his machinery company – we made a good team!

Q. What’s your favorite thing to do in Downtown Asheville?

A. EAT. I love food and I am still exploring all of the options. I love the farm to table, fresh food options. Asheville has so many restaurants that cook with the farm to table mentality. Farming is something we are looking forward to doing, once we settle in to a new home. A healthy lifestyle is really important to me.

Q. What movie could you watch over and over, and never grow tired of?

A. Pretty Woman. I have seen it probably 100 times and I could watch it 100 times again. Love the Pygmalion theme.

Q. Outside of real estate, what is your greatest passion?

A. My family. My mother has lived with us since my dad passed away and my sons all want to be close by. Having lived in Florida for 28 years, our goal was to move to Asheville and enjoy life here. The plan was set in motion very quickly as I accepted the position of managing broker and moved to North Carolina. We are a close family and I’m looking forward to having them all here soon!

Let Us Connect You | Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

For its golf, greenery and prestigious universities, the Triangle region of North Carolina has been called the land of “tees, trees and PhDs.” Including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the area ranked number one on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers, and Money Magazine named it one of the top retirement destinations in the U.S.

Situated about three hours from the mountains and two from the beach, the greater Triangle area is entrepreneurial in a laid-back setting with a mild, four-season climate. The region encompasses progressive communities, many owning a cosmopolitan feel tinged with Southern charm.

Housing is an eclectic mix of modern downtown lofts, antebellum classics, tastefully restored century-old residences, golf course communities and equestrian estates. It is also known for its midcentury modernist architecture, accounting for as much as one third of all modernist homes in the entire country.

Area Amenities

  • ACC College Sports
  • Professional baseball, hockey and soccer teams
  • Highly acclaimed restaurants and breweries
  • Extensive greenway system, lush parks and recreational lakes
  • Art, history and science museums
  • Nationally awarded symphony, performance venues and amphitheaters

Featured Properties

2205 Lash Avenue, Raleigh, NC


Loads of natural light, a grand entry, and exquisite attention to detail throughout this home will blow you away. A breathtaking calcutta quartz backsplash and countertop in the kitchen highlight the extraordinary finishes in the recent remodel, while sophisticated design details brighten the rest of the home. The large, bright basement hosts a second kitchen with new glass tile backsplash. Outside, a fantastic covered porch with fireplace and built-in grill is perfect for entertaining!

601 W. Rosemary Street #317, Chapel Hill, NC


Walkable to downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro, this mixed-use condo at Greenbridge offers an open floor plan with light-filled rooms through 9-foot floor to ceiling windows. Homeowners enjoy a 5th floor Sky Lounge club room, fitness center, homeowner theater in the lobby for private parties, 7-day concierge services and covered parking in this secure LEED Gold Standard building.

6036 Over Hadden Court, Raleigh, NC


A peaceful retreat abundant with the sights and sounds of nature, this Chatsworth estate was thoughtfully planned with exquisite craftsmanship. An open kitchen, master suites upstairs and down, multiple fireplaces, and hand-carved details and cabinetry make this home one of a kind. The basement provides an exceptional place to entertain including a plush theater with stadium seating, full kitchen, guest suite, and covered terrace.

Established in 1968, With a history of luxury market expertise and deep roots in the community, the company’s 70 local agents service Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area. An affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty, the firm receives widened exposure through a global network, targeted advertising campaigns and powerful marketing program. The company has offices in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, with headquarters located at 3200 Wake Forest Road, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more information about Hodge & Kittrell SIR, please visit www.hodgekittrellsir.com

Let us set up a private appointment and guide you on all your real estate throughout the country. For further information on our relocation services visit www.premiersothebysrealty.com or call 877.425.6001.


Take 5 | Q&A With Stephanie Lucas, North Carolina Regional Marketing Manager

When Stephanie Lucas joined Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s leadership team back in September, she hit the ground running — throughout her North Carolina territory. While she shows no signs of slowing down, she did manage to take a brief time out and answer a few of our burning questions.

Q. Who inspires you professionally?

A. I look to strong career-minded female role models for inspiration. As a career woman who is also a mother, it takes a village. Having support from my Charlotte Career Moms group has helped me set and achieve goals as well as answer parenting questions on the fly.

Q. Name something on your bucket list.

A. Go snorkeling in Los Roques Archipelago in Venezuela.

Q. What is your spirit animal?

A. The hummingbird. Always moving, brightly colored. It is so calming to watch them at a hummingbird feeder or in a hummingbird garden.

Q. What song is the soundtrack of your life?

A. Just Like Fire by P!nk. It is girl power and gets you pumped up before a big meeting.

Q. Favorite restaurant in Charlotte?

A. Charlotte has so many amazing chefs and restaurants. I could eat out every meal. My go-to night out is the chef’s counter at Good Food on Montford. I love being up close and watching the dishes get prepared and everything I have eaten is amazing.


Coastal Paradise Awaits in Coquina Sands

Perched on a gorgeous oversized lot, this charming home is perfectly situated in a quiet mahogany tree-lined street in sought-after Coquina Sands. Light, bright and airy, this home is infused with volume ceilings, skylights and an abundance of French doors — perfect for bringing the outside in.

Elegant features include a generously proportioned kitchen with custom wood cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, large island and breakfast nook. A separate family room with fireplace opens onto a sizable entertaining area complete with roll-down shutters. A large screened lanai with pool, generator and three-car garage complement the home’s exquisite interior design.

With its lush landscaping and numerous park areas, Coquina Sands is a Gulf-coast gem in the heart of Naples. Close to the beach and just minutes from the gourmet dining and cultural offerings of downtown Naples, this residence offers the best of both worlds. For more information contact Heather Hobrock at 239.370.3944 or heather.hobrock@premiersir.com

Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Mountain Estate

Located just outside of Asheville, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath green home boasts many amazing details. This home has absolutely everything, including hand scraped wood floors, a waterfall master bath, double steam shower, a fully modern expansive kitchen, central vacuum and all the features and upgrades you could possibly hope for.

The property extends to the center of state-stocked Cane Creek with quick access to town and connects to miles of trail systems. Among other green features, the home’s geothermal heat lines extend into the backyard for a future pool addition.

For more information on this property, you can visit our website here. Prospective buyers may also contact Margaret Horine at 828.301.0454 or margaret.horine@premiersir.com.

Kitchens Fit for a Feast

Surrounded by family and friends, Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate, give thanks and eat traditional holiday foods. Many cooks include the entire family in the food preparation. Thanksgiving favorites include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Pie is served for dessert. Whether you’re a first-time host or a Turkey Day veteran, feast your eyes on these luxury listings with gourmet dream kitchens.

1267 Oyster Cove Drive, Sarasota, Florida

This low country-style gourmet kitchen includes Thermador professional six-burner gas range with stovetop grill and double ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, Bosch dishwasher and wine cooler. The solid wood cabinets are covered with stainless steel on working surfaces, butcher block on the center island and granite on the eat-in counter. The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room which opens to the ipe wood balcony.

799 Farm Loop Road, Banner Elk, North Carolina

The spacious gourmet eat-in kitchen boasts top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting area and access to its private deck. Adjacent to the gourmet kitchen, there is a formal dining room and also a spacious living room with a massive stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and French doors opening to both the front porch and outdoor living space.

1055 Spyglass Lane, Naples, Florida

Tastefully designed with meticulous craftsmanship, this exquisite waterfront estate embodies the Port Royal lifestyle. This coastal home features a stunning dream kitchen with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances and an open sun-filled floor plan show that no detail was overlooked.

3658 Saint Andrews Lane, Gastonia, North Carolina

This fully custom executive home is nestled on a tree-lined street in sought-after St. Andrews. The renovated kitchen boasts Wolf double ovens with dual fuel range, warming drawer, Sub-Zero freezer and refrigerator.

Unique Opportunity to Own an Iconic Florida Winery

A truly unique property and business opportunity await in the Tampa Bay area. The iconic Keel & Curley Winery, a 20-acre property, is now for sale in Plant City, Florida. Currently offered at $6,500,000, the land includes a winery, brewery, restaurant, blueberry orchard, peach farm, vegetable farm, owner’s residence and much more. Two Henry’s Brewing Company, along with Six Stars Beverage Company, are included in the sale.

The winery is a special attraction for both residents and tourists, as thousands gather every year for the annual blueberry and Biertober festivals that are hosted onsite. Keel & Curley Winery is cherished by local natives for its acclaimed craft beer and rousing entertainment. With such a welcoming environment and boasting a renowned reputation, this property is an exceptional offering.

Crystal Dukes of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to represent the listing. For more information on this property, view our website here. Prospective buyers may also contact Crystal Dukes at 813.928.9795 or crystal.dukes@premiersir.com.

Resort-Style Living in the Moorings

Imagine your own private retreat just a stone’s throw from the emerald green Gulf beaches of Naples, Florida. Life in the Moorings is not only idyllic, but it also boasts fabulous amenities including access to your own private beach with parking and restrooms and the opportunity to apply for membership at the Moorings Country Club. Take a break from a day of golf to stroll to Venetian Village and enjoy open-air shopping. Only minutes from downtown Naples and Fifth Avenue restaurants, this is where you want to live.

This prominent Naples address designed with a West Indies-inspired feel exudes easy living and effortless entertaining. The open design creates an unmatched ease of living throughout, effortlessly connecting indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for entertaining. Homeowners will appreciate the loft-style two-story great room along with a first-floor master suite, complete with a uniquely designed tub and shower along with a spacious dual closet. This home also offers three modern guest bedrooms and four-and-a-half guest baths, along with a sizable three-car garage. The well-appointed kitchen includes a working island, wine cellar and professional-grade appliances that will inspire your inner chef. The unique outdoor area features a fabulous custom water wall and fountain display, summer kitchen, fire table and trellised seating for relaxing.

For more information on this property, you can visit our website here. Prospective buyers may also contact Shirlene Elkins at 239.777.9574 or shirlene.elkins@premiersir.com and Debron Fowles at 239.826.6655 or debron.fowles@premiersir.com.

Jacqueline Whitmore to Speak at 2017 Power Summit


Premier Sotheby’s International Realty welcomes Jacqueline Whitmore to this year’s Power Summit. An international etiquette expert, author, and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, Jacqueline will speak about the art of connection in real estate.  She is the author of the bestselling books, Poised for Success, and Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work. Regarded as one of the foremost authorities on business etiquette in the world, Jacqueline has appeared on a variety of national and international television shows including FOX News, CNN and CNBC.