Luxury Real Estate Blog

Featured Listing - 1705 Oakes Boulevard

Oct 16, 2018 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

Port Royal quality in Oakes Estates. Builder's own home with custom everything. A charming front porch welcomes you into this distinctive residence with custom Mahogany entry door, custom Walnut floors, an inviting great room with custom wood-burning stone fireplace and amazing custom gourmet kitchen. The flexible floor plan is perfect for the growing family or those seeking two separate living spaces. Extremely well equipped, this impressive home features a Lutron lighting system, security system, Sonos sound system, Andersen impact windows, automatic whole-house generator and whole-house tankless hot water system. Large 3-car garage too. The back porch, which extends the entire width of the house features a pool bath and overlooks the custom, heated salt-water pool with spa. There's also a full outdoor summer kitchen. Private Western-exposure lot with professionally-manicured landscaping, full sprinkler system, landscape lighting, fenced yard and no road noise. There’s even an Orchid house. If you are looking for exceptional quality, craftsmanship and value in a prime, highly sought-after close-in North Naples location, please call today to schedule a private tour!

Featured Listing - 9681 Wilshire Lakes Circle

Jul 26, 2018 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

This three bedroom plus den pool home is graciously-appointed, elegantly finished and move-in ready. Interior location within the community. Recent updates within the past few years include newer flooring, a/c and hot water heater in addition to an updated kitchen and stylish total bathroom renovations. Most recently, the roof, gutters and downspouts were replaced (July 2018.) Wonderful architectural features throughout and great floor plan with excellent flow. The large kitchen opens to the family room and boasts quartz counter-tops, tile backsplash, double oven, wine cooler, prep island and breakfast bar. Unwind after a long day in the private, spacious master suite with gorgeous master bath. There are two additional bedrooms plus a den. The third bedroom has an en-suite bath which also serves as a pool bath. Separate utility room with sink as well. Wonderful community with low HOA fees of only $200/mo. which includes basic cable, irrigation, tennis courts, community pool, clubhouse with fitness center and guard-gated entrance. Prime North Naples location close to everything as well as excellent schools.

FEATURED LISTING - 5072 Martinique Drive

May 09, 2018 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

This award-winning JASMINE GRANDE model is an absolute show stopper. In addition, it could not be duplicated or built new for this price. Situated on a LOW TRAFFIC CUL-DE-SAC STREET and an OVER-SIZED LAKEFRONT LOT, this stunning residence features every upgrade imaginable. The charming courtyard entry welcomes you into the OPEN CONCEPT FLOOR PLAN featuring WOOD FLOORS and coffered ceilings. The gorgeous kitchen is a chef's delight and features a GAS STOVE, over-sized QUARTZ island as well as BOSCH, WOLF and SUBZERO appliances. Luxurious marble master bath. This home takes outdoor entertaining to a whole new level with a fully-equipped outdoor SUMMER KITCHEN and retractable electronic screen. CUSTOM POOL AND SPA with TRAVERTINE pool deck. Hurricane IMPACT WINDOWS AND SLIDERS as well as a whole house GENERATOR and buried 500 gallon propane gas tank. This tropical oasis features CUSTOM LANDSCAPING, OUTDOOR LIGHTING, FRUIT TREES, arbors and more. Walk to the state of-the-art clubhouse with wonderful amenities. NO CDD. Great location just minutes from downtown and the beaches. Come explore this coastal paradise today!

FEATURED LISTING - 615 Venezia Grande Drive

Apr 10, 2018 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

Located in a secluded, gated enclave of only 24 estate homes, this exceptional residence is move-in ready and offers unparalleled quality, detail and finishes throughout. Built like a fortress, this remarkable masterpiece offers over 5,900 sq. ft. of opulent a/c living space. Everything is custom. The grandiose master suite and luxurious master bathroom are truly fit for a king and queen. There is a study adjacent to the master suite, three elegant guest suites in addition to a sizable upstairs bonus room with kitchenette and half-bath that is full of possibilities. Gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances. Extensive outdoor area with full summer kitchen, amazing free-form pool with rock waterfall, fireplace and SE exposure. There is also an air-conditioned, three-car garage and Lutron lighting system throughout. The park-like setting boasts wrap-around views of the golf course and lake and the home is situated on an over-sized cul-de-sac lot. Every luxury desire met. Great Naples location. No CDD. Original owner. Meticulously maintained. First time on-the-market. Please call today to take advantage of this special opportunity and arrange a private tour.

Featured Listing - 1928 Springberry Circle

Mar 27, 2018 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

Located in the Hawthorne Estates section of Stonebridge Country Club, this beautiful 4+den pool home warm, inviting and move-in ready. Rich in style and detail, it has been meticulously-maintained and almost everything in the home has been replaced or upgraded including the flooring, doors, moldings, counter tops, appliances, fixtures, fans, window coverings, pool heater, pool enclosure, a/c, hot water heater, garbage disposal, garage door opener and more. The large private master suite, living room and family rooms all open to the brick-pavered screened lanai with private pool. Three of the four bedrooms have walk-in closets. There is also a three-car side-load garage and an abundance of extra storage. Private cul-de-sac location. Stonebridge has no CDD and is one of the rare bundled-golf communities in Naples located east of I-75 and offers an unsurpassed value which includes an 18-hole Gordon Lewis designed golf course, newly-renovated 33,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, fitness center, tennis center plus two guard-gated entrances. If you are looking for a home you can feel proud of and feel as though you are on vacation every day, please contact us today to arrange your private showing at (239) 280-6341.

Naples Voted Best Beach Town

Jul 23, 2017 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked Naples as 2017's "Best Beach Town To Live In" based on six factors:  affordability, weather, safety, economy, education, health and quality of life. Six Florida cities ranked in the top 10 including Marco Island (#7.)  Fort Myers ranked #72 and Bonita Springs ranked 98th.

Naples Among Most Expensive Zip Codes In Florida

Jul 13, 2017 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

According to the real estate website Property Shark, Naples has three of the most expensive zip codes in the State of Florida.  34102 ranks #6 on the list, 34108 ranks #13 and 34013 ranks #15 out of a list of 50.  The company looked at all residential transactions in 2016 excluding package deals to determine the list.

Naples Golf Course Ranked #3 In Florida

Jun 29, 2017 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

Golf Digest has ranked Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples the #3 golf course in Florida.  In January the magazine ranked Calusa Pines 96th in it's America's 100 Greatest Courses.  In addition, Naples National Golf Course ranked #19 in the State up three spots.  Both courses were designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry.

Port Royal Home Fetches Record Price For 2017

May 11, 2017 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

A newly-constructed waterfront estate in exclusive Port Royal has set a record for the most expense home to sell in Naples this year.  The waterfront home at 3750 Rum Row fetched $17.7 million dollars eclipsing last year's most lucrative sale, which was also in Port Royal for $15.15 million. Collier County property records show the buyers closed escrow on the home May 1st.  The home was built on spec and sits nearly an acre of land on the Southern edge of Hidden Bay overlooking Man-O-War Cove, with 170 feet of frontage on teh bay.

Collier County/Naples Continues To Attract New Wealth

Apr 18, 2016 — Michael Gehring, Downing-Frye Realty, Inc

IRS figures show that Collier County continues to be a magnet for affluent residents from Illinois, Connecticut and New York who are flocking to the area and bringing with them a staggering amount of wealth and disposable income.  Florida is an attractive destination for people with means and Collier County leads the nation with attracting new taxpayers.
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