For the fall Stress Buster, Intracoastal Realty agents and corporate staff gathered together at 217 S. Lumina Avenue on Wrightsville Beach to unwind and enjoy some amazing BBQ prepared by our very own, Bobby Brandon for a fantatstic Pig Pickin Party!
Bobby began cooking the pig at 3 am for the fall feast and kept us updated and entertained along the way with humorous photos and updates.
We had a great turn out with many agents and staff in attendance, and were joined by some of our friends at TowneBank.
As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on LuxuryPortfolio.com. We often peruse the other listings around the world and become enamored with a number of the features, the outdoor spaces, and the interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This week, we have opted to share a few of our favorites with you.
Location: Live on a bay front point of land, private and idyllic with 200 plus/minus feet on the water with spectacular views of dolphins and marine birds plus the backdrop of gorgeous sunsets. Moor your power boat and another larger craft at your own oversized dock, letting you enjoy exploring the waters of Sarasota and Gulf of Mexico fishing, cruising and picnics. Decadent attention to detail marries exquisitely with comfortably elegant living spaces suitable for every occasion, from the formal dining room that effortlessly hosts memorable celebrations to the welcoming family room, deluxe chef’s kitchen and casual breakfast area for leisurely Bay-view brunches. Sunlight filters in through French doors open to the loggia, where sunset views enrich your late afternoon. Private spaces shift the spirit from lively to intimate – the sumptuous master suite with elegant sitting area, Bayfront massage room and two private baths. Outdoors is an essential part of Sarasota living and this residence truly excels in offering a resort-like experience, whether lounging on the Bayfront terrace, sipping an après-swim beverage at the bar or luxuriating in the heated spa. Further enhancing this life of luxury are the wine cellar, poker room, Bay view gym and play room, plus garages for ten cars. Oyster Bay, an enviably situated mainland enclave and this remarkable estate offers the rare combination of a world-class waterfront private hideaway with immediate access to the best gourmet markets, finest restaurants, and cultural delights of downtown Sarasota.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Attached Oversized Garage With Side Rear Entry,Circular Drive, Central Air Conditioner, Central, Zoned/multiple
AMENITIES INCLUDE: Private – Gunite/concrete, Heated Pool, Heated Spa
BUILT IN: 1990
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 6597 ft
Location: Cape-Cod inspired lakefront home with sweeping panoramic views of Lake Washington & Mt Rainier. Finest in quality, design & materials. Designed for entertaining, this relaxed but elegant home offers 92′ of sun filled lakeside waterfront living. Outdoor shower, fireplace & level lawn. Inside- chefs gourmet kitchen, 5 en-suite bedrooms, bonus, library, family. Master suite w/private balcony. Luxurious Master bath, his/her closets. Private dock, deep water moorage + two lifts for year round moorage.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Waterfront, 4 Fireplace(s), Garage-Attached, Central A/c, Forced Air,Radiant
INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: 2nd Kitchen, Bath Off Master, Built-In Vacuum, Dble Pane/strm Windw, Dining Room, Fireplace In Mstr Br,High Tech Cabling, Hot Tub/spa, Security System, Skylights, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-In Closet
APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 5370 ft
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Cape Cod
Rare opportunity! Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove on South Bayshore Drive, one of Miami’s most distinguished streets, this gorgeous Spanish home offers the most in high-end luxury and advanced technology. With plenty of privacy and unique in every way this Coconut Grove Compound has a 30,000 square foot lot with lush landscape that was redone in 2014. Spacious living areas with ceilings reaching up to 25 feet. Elegant Curupay wood floors and breathtaking Waterford and Swarvorski chandeliers.
PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Historic Home, attached garage
INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: built-ins, fire sprinkler, foyer, French doors
The Intracoastal Realty office in Carolina Beach celebrated the end of summer recently. To reconnect with agents and celebrate the end of summer, the agents from the Carolina Beach office visited The Lazy Pirate, a Carolina Beach favorite, and winner of Wilmington’s Best Wings from the 2014 Access Wilmington and 98.3 The Penguin’s Wilmington’s Best Wings Contest.
The Lazy Pirate is a great place to have fun while living at Carolina Beach or even if you are just visiting. Whether you prefer to relax in a rocking chair on their front porch, enjoy an ocean breeze in their courtyard hammock, play checkers, throw darts, billiards, cornhole, or go out and enjoy their sand volleyball courts or they have 30+ big screen tvs if you are looking to catch your favorite team and snack on their delicious wings.
The Intracoastal Realty agents from Carolina Beach greatly enjoyed themselves with the evening festivities and the camaraderie of the Intracoastal Realty team. The many agents who attended played corn hole, spent some time relaxing, and enjoyed a fun game of volleyball. At the end of the evening, our Carolina Beach agents felt relaxed and ready to kick off the fall season in the Carolina Beach market.
Mark Harrison, a new addition to the Carolina Beach office, said, “Thank you for a great time!! We have a great office.” Those sentiments were echoed across many of the agents who attended the gathering, including Alicia Devereaux, who commented, “I second that! Such a great group. We are very lucky.”
Toni Mims-Bowman, a new agent at Intracoastal Realty, agreed with Mark’s I was telling Brigitte Simone just how lucky we are to work with such a wonderful, and fun group of people. I had an absolute blast last night with all of you, especially sucking at corn hole with Original Toni, and enjoying the view with Mary ?. A huge thank you to Cynthia Remahl for putting it together! Can’t wait to do it again!
Cynthia Remahl, Sales Manager and Broker In Charge of the Carolina Beach office, was thankful for the evening and commented, “Thank you to our agents who were able to attend and make the End of Summer/Start of Fall social so much fun! A great time had by all with amazing people. I truly feel Blessed every day to work with such a great group of agents and staff.”
“A huge thank you to Cynthia Remahl and Intracoastal Realty for a great time yesterday at The Lazy Pirate! What a great office to be a part of with so many amazing and fun loving friends and teammates! It was a good time kicking off the Fall Season,” remarked Mary Kruszon, Broker/Realtor.
Here are a few photos of the end of season festivities at The Lazy Pirate:
A huge thank you to The Lazy Pirate for a great event and thank you for all members of our Intracoastal Realty team who attended:
The Latimer House, built in 1852 by Zebulon Latimer, has housed the Historical Society since 1963 and is open to the public as an historic house exemplary of upper-class life in Wilmington during the Victorian period. With 14 rooms containing over 600 historic objects (including furniture, jewelry, ephemera, tableware, tools, and more,) the Latimer House evokes memories of a highly elegant era.
The house, built in the popular Italianate style, was designed to be symmetrical with a central hallway on each floor opening onto identical layouts to either side. On the first floor, the hallway divides the formal sitting and dining areas on the north side — used for entertaining and special occasions — from the less formal sitting rooms to the south.
Shown here is the south front sitting room overlooking Third Street. The coal-burning fireplace, like all the fireplaces on the first floor, is solid marble. The chandelier, original to the house, initially was a gasolier operated by coal gas. The house was later converted to electricity by William Latimer, Zebulon’s son. The window, which reaches all the way to the floor, can double as a doorway out onto the side porch.
If you are looking for a charming and unique place for your meeting, luncheon, or party, then search no further than the Latimer House! Our Victorian inspired garden is the perfect place for your special photography session or to hone your artistic talents. The tearoom can accommodate your guests in a historic atmosphere. These spots are available seven days a week but reservations are required. Certain restrictions and fees apply. All funds go to support the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Call 910-762-0492 for more information or e-mail us at email@example.com.
The Latimer House gardens, enclosed in original stucco and lace-brick walls, overlook historic downtown Wilmington, and have been planted largely with flora authentic to the period.
The Latimer House, a 501c(3) non-profitorganization, is seeking adult volunteers interested in becoming “Latimer House Docents.”
Please join us for a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, November 1 from 3 to 5 pm.
Tour the house and learn about becoming a Latimer House Docent.
126 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
(Unlimited parking on South Third Street)
Questions? Call Martie Rice, Volunteer Coordinator – 910-599-4078
Mark your calendars for the annual Carolina Beach Fire Department BBQ Fundraiser! Many of you have attended in the past and know the firemen make some great BBQ.
The BBQ will be held at the station on Saturday, October 24, 2015. They are serving plates from 11:00a-7pm (unless they run out earlier). Come tour the Fire Department and enjoy some delicious BBQ! Desserts will be available for sale, including our very own Cynthia Remahl’s famed banana pudding!
Prices for BBQ:
BBQ pint: $10
BBQ sandwiches: $4 / 2 for $7
Hush puppies, slaw, and baked beans also available for sale separately
Desserts sold separately
This year, the Firemen are also holding a raffle . Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket. Raffle items include the following:
Last weekend, Ocean Isle Beach welcomed many to the 35th Annual NC Oyster Festival. The annual event is held in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and is a two day event offering ample opportunities to eat your fill of North Carolina’s best oysters and seafood.
The event is full of activities for all ages including arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, an oyster shucking contest, a shag competition, an oyster eating contest, and the Oyster Stew Cook-off. The 2015 North Carolina Oyster Shucking Champion is a sought after title alongside the Shaggin’ Oyster, awarded to dancers competing in the shag competition. Live musical talent was available from Whitney Layne, who released her music video shot on Ocean Isle Beach earlier this year, as well as Craig Woolard and The Embers, Jim Quick and The Coastline Band, Darrell Harwood, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, CC Martin, and Fat Jack Band.
Intracoastal Realty agents from the Ocean Isle Beach officer were on hand to welcome residents and guests to the island. Pictured here are John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe.
Here is a video by Instagram user Katie Taylor capturing the sounds of the festival:
Family fun posted by Instagram user @scampbell423:
Winner, Winner Oyster Stew Dinner: Congratulations to The Filling Station on taking home the title for 2015!
Check out more images from this years event on Instagram.