FL Star begins construction of Egret design at Sapphire Cove

Tani Hurley Public Relations, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 10, 2020

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Construction is underway on a new move-in ready home, the Egret design, at Sapphire Cove, an intimate residential community being developed by FL Star off Collier Boulevard in South Naples.

The Egret is a three-bedroom plus study, two-bath design with 2,230 square feet of air-conditioned living space. With spacious outdoor living area, covered entry and two-car garage, the home encompasses 3,198 square feet.

“This is a very functional contemporary design,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “It combines the liveability of a split floor plan with elegant comfort in the details.”

Part of the appeal of the Egret design is the large master suite which shares one wing

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Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts explains how the stamp holiday duty works

Watch: Property expert, Martin Roberts, explains the new rules surrounding stamp duty and how you can use this initiative to your advantage

In July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a stamp duty holiday for property buyers in the aim of triggering a recovery of the UK economy.

Until 31 March 2021, buyers will pay no stamp duty on the first £500,000 when they move home. The HM Treasury estimated that this will save nearly 9 out of 10 people getting onto or moving up the property ladder money.

It’s a move that Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts says is very positive – and one all home buyers should take advantage of.

“This is a really positive thing,” he says.

“If you’re in the market for buying properties, this is something which you need to act quick on because we don’t know how long this window of opportunity will last

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Blue Star Contemporary’s Red Dot art sale app lets you see, buy art virtually

Blue Star Red Dot, the biggest art sale and fundraiser each year for Blue Star Contemporary, is going high-tech with an augmented reality app being built specifically for the event. It’s just one of the ways that art lovers can see the work and support the exhibition space.

Stoke, a San Antonio-based augmented reality development studio, is creating the free app, which will go live on Wednesday and can be used through Oct. 4. It’s called Blue Star Red Dot and is available for iOS and Android.

“We think it is going to revolutionize the way that people share and display art and how we support art, especially in a changing world like we’re experiencing today,” said Patrick Atwater, founder and CEO of Stoke, during a media preview of the app.

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Red Dot, which raises roughly one-third of Blue Star’s budget

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FL Star building new Fiesta design in Golden Gate Estates

Tani Hurley Public Relations, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Sept. 26, 2020

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Construction is underway on a new Fiesta design home by FL Star in Golden Gate Estates. The Fiesta is a three-bedroom plus den, two-bath home with 1,765 air-conditioned square feet. With covered entry, spacious covered lanai and two-car garage, the home has a total of 2,505 square feet under roof. 

“This Fiesta has many special features,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “It is located on 66th Avenue NE on a 2.5 acre home site, and it is on a beautiful pond. Buyers will appreciate the luxurious interior finishes of the home as well.”

The home includes beautiful quartz countertops, undermount sinks, 42-in cabinets, stainless appliances and wood-look laminate

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