Equestrian estate features special spot for tortoises

A five-acre estate in West Boca, with a total of seven bedrooms and seven baths, hit the market on Sept. 17, priced at $4 million.

Like many other luxury properties in South Florida, it features a gourmet kitchen, exercise room, pool and lush landscaping. But in addition to facilities that would make any horse owner envious, the property has a feature not likely to be found at any other property in the area: its own tortoise farm.

“They are his pets,” said Katia Reisler, a director of luxury sales with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Boca Raton, who shares the listing with Rebecca Spooner of Siemens Group Realty. “The owner has had them since he was a child.”

Located at 8540 Surrey Lane, the home is one of 41 custom homes in Horseshoe Acres, an enclave of homes set on large lots that’s tucked away off Clint Moore Road west

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Heritage Home With Designer Features In Park-like Gardens Goes Up For Sale


An enormous family home – believed to be one of the
biggest in its Auckland suburb – whose interior décor
design styles span two different centuries has been placed
on the market for sale.

The
469 square metre home at 46 Lloyd Avenue sits on a massive
2,233 square metres of mature landscaped land and gardens
– adjoining Mt Albert Croquet Club’s pristine mown
lawns, and with Ferndale Park on the other side of the
grounds.

Current owners Anne and John Land have
retained the immaculately maintained north-facing home for
the past 44 years – adding the second storey to the
original villa cross bungalow and modernising all of the
lower level. It has only had one other owner prior to that
– built by the Garlick family who also erected Mount
Albert’s Ferndale House which hosts community
events.

The substantial

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This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features designs with quarantine, work from home in mind

The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

This year’s Parade of Homes features designs ideal for quarantine

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At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

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Real estate news: This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features North Carolina house designs with COVID-19 in mind

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

“Swimming pools have just taken off because people are not going

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