It's hard to believe from the outside that this mansion, right on the beach in Longboat Key, Florida, isn't a historic home somewhere in Europe. With six bedrooms, six bathrooms and all the amenities, it's a sight to see.
A beach lover’s heaven, Key West is one of the most enchanting of the 1,700 islands that make up the Florida Keys. It’s also the southernmost city in the continental US. The beaches in Key West are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and fishing is allowed off the piers at most beaches. Enjoy these activities at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Florida’s southernmost state park -- and one of its most beautiful spots -- that’s home to wide stretches of sand and tranquil waters. We recommend renting a 2-person, glass-bottom kayak if you’re looking for a fun but romantic escape.
The exquisite luxury property is situated on over an acre in the gated Stillwater community of Odessa, Fla. Framed by nature and refined landscaping, the estate is built by the famed custom builder, The Fechtel Company.
This 16-mile-long, half-mile-wide island is the epitome of wealth and extravagance. In times past, it served as the winter home to the Vanderbilts, the Kennedys, the Rockefellers and other millionaires. True to form, the town still features some of Florida’s finest hotels, restaurants and shops, as well as beautiful beaches. Perched next to the Gulf Stream, this beach town also enjoys the extra benefit of warm blue water and gentle breezes.
FSU is the second largest employer in Tallahassee, just after the State of Florida. The James D. Westscott is a historic building centrally located on campus that houses chief administrative offices and Ruby Diamond Auditorium. In 1969, much of the interior of the building was destroyed by a fire. Renovations to the interior were completed in 1973 and preserved the historic gothic-style exterior.
Tallahassee is a major college town, with a student population of nearly 70,000. Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and many other colleges are located in the city. FSU, a space-grant and sea-grant research university, ranked as the 43rd top public school in the nation in 2015, tied with University of Alabama, according to the U.S. News and World Report.
Each year, nearly 1 million people visit family-friendly Delray Beach to enjoy the 2-mile-long beach that’s ideal for fun beach activities, including sandcastle-building. Take a break from the beach and hit nearby Atlantic Avenue, lined with boutiques, seafood restaurants and the luxurious Seagate Hotel and Spa. From sailing and surfing to snorkeling and paddle boarding, water-sport lovers are in for a treat when visiting Delray.
Take a dip in the crystal-blue waters of Miami’s South Beach, an international playground that offers non-stop nightlife, high-end shopping, luxurious boutique hotels and unique Art Deco architecture. This man-made beach is perfect for early morning runs and topless sunbathing.
The inspiration for this Florida driveway's paving pattern was taken from the classic shapes of the parterre gardens of Versailles. The formality has been deconstructed by ArquitectonicaGEO and reassembled into a careful arrangement of salt-treated, poured-in-place concrete pavers that appear to float in a pool of crushed seashells and native coral rock.
Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture replaces the interior finish, giving the pool a more natural hue of blue. On a $45,000 budget, they replace the patio, line the pool with stones and break up the ho-hum rectangular shape with a stone walkway, creating an attractive square-shaped pool and two smaller decorative pools.
This Mediterranean home is updated with contemporary front door and and exterior lighting. The updated contemporary fiberglass front door pairs with the Mediterranean style of the exterior for a juxtaposition that is a instant update.
Brown floral wallpaper and a soft mix of contemporary and traditional pieces bridge the gap between this Florida home's contemporary aesthetic and traditional architecture. Berman Rosetti ottomans rest on a rug by Wool and Silk.