The Cher House
Colombian designer Catalina Echavarria created an award-winning masterpiece that encompasses a world of fantasy and functionality. The estate, known as “The Cher House,” thanks to the stunning crooner who made it her East Coast retreat for many years, comes complete with all home furnishings and designs.
A beacon of island living at it finest, the property is located on Key Biscayne’s revered Mashta Island, a serene residential enclave on an island within an island. One enters the home after passing through a tranquil rock garden that mixes African wood with lush exotic plantings. The stunning front glass doors reveal an infinity waterfall that appears to drop directly into the ocean, which stretches as far as the eye can see.
Dark woods and clean lines combine to resonate a resort-like atmosphere with the power to put even the most stressed soul at peace. The property is “paparazzi-proof,” with two electronic gates made out of engraved wood, property-wide security cameras, and a perimeter of lush landscaping. The grounds boast an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, waterfall, and private beach with cabana bath and over-sized dock.
The interior boasts 7,500 square feet of space, complete with seven bedrooms, eight baths, a full gym with spa and steam shower, and a climate-controlled wine cellar. The entire home has been updated and upgraded, and a highlight is the home automation system by HomeControlTechnologies.com. The touch of one button controls the music, lighting, pool, spa, temperature, window shades, security systems, and cameras throughout the entire property.
Location: Key Biscayne, Florida
Realtor: Jorge E. Uribe
Realty: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
This spectacular property is an ideal setting from which to enjoy the island’s many tropical wonders.
Sitting high atop a Bahamian hill, one would expect nothing less than stunning water vistas in all directions. Juicy Hill offers such a slice of the island life, located on two acres in Harbour Island Bahamas. The ranch-style estate was inspired by a 17th-century sugar plantation home on Guadelupe. The 4,000-square-foot main cottage is tucked away in the perfect spot to offer a serene escape, while the 1,500-square-foot wrap-around porch offers a myriad of places for a lazy afternoon with a summer novel. Prepare a meal in the chef’s kitchen, and then dine by the light of the setting sun in the screened area of the porch, which features two sitting areas and dining for 12. A small guesthouse is situated just off the north porch. The master suite includes a dressing room and full bath, with double French doors that afford aquatic views of the bay and the ocean.
Harbour Island is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas, located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island, approximately 200 miles from the South Florida coast. Juicy Hill rises above the town’s village and famous pink sand beach. This spectacular property is an ideal setting from which to enjoy the island’s many tropical wonders.
Location: Harbour Island Bahamas
Realtor: Gregory Graham
Realty: Graham Real Estate
Two Trees Farm
Two Trees Farm in Bridgehampton, New York, is up for grabs, to the delight of equestrian aficionados everywhere. Sitting on 115 acres of prime real estate in the Hamptons, this equestrian facility features 100 horse stalls in three different barns. Only a property that can boast such magnitude could be worthy to serve as the site of the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge during the heyday of the Hamptons in summer months. The year-round riding center is open to all skill levels from professionals to amateurs.
The charming main house on Two Trees farm is rumored to be the oldest house in Bridgehampton, originally built as the Haines’ shingled farmhouse in the late 1600s. Features of the four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home include a gourmet kitchen, four wood burning fireplaces, an attached studio apartment, and a detached garage that can also serve as an additional barn. Of course there is a pool and spa, as well as an all-weather tennis court. A second house also sits on the property along with generous staff accommodations..
Two Trees Farm has received preliminary zoning approval for a 19-lot subdivision featuring estate parcels of more than two acres each, including some with pond frontage. This plan includes 68 acres of open space and keeps the equestrian facility and barns intact with room for a polo field and paddocks.
Price: Upon Request
Location: Bridgehampton, New York
Realtor: Tim Davis 631.283.7300 x211
Realtor: Barbara Sloan 631.283.7300 x224
Realty: The Corcoran Group
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