Oh! Canada

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Canada, a land of beautiful scenery and congenial spirit, balances energetic city life with a calmer, relaxed lifestyle by the water. And if you ask Billie Pat Dall, sales representative at Bernice Whelan Realty Inc., about the real estate market, she’ll tell you that the area in which she sells (the Lake Simcoe and Barrie area of Ontario) is attractive for buyers who are looking for more space.

Only an hour north of Toronto, Barrie offers luxury homes at more affordable prices than in the city, ranging from $2 million to $20 million. Homes are complete with gourmet kitchens, main floor principal suites, home theaters, wine cellars, sports courts, and pools. Residents who live on the water enjoy charming boat houses with guest suites and tranquil water views.

According to Dall, Barrie is also an ideal area to raise a family, as residents have a wide array of outdoor activities at their fingertips.

“It is a place where kids can ride their bikes down to the beach and then over to one of the many tennis courts or to play basketball, and then back home to swim in their backyard pool. All of this is at your doorstep when you live in this region. There is also the added bonus of only being a one-hour drive away from Toronto, so parents can commute if they work in Toronto and visit for a Jays baseball game, theater or concert,” she explains.

Besides athletic endeavors, the Lake Simcoe region also hosts Canada’s largest camping and country music festival, The Hearts and Boots Festival, and Ontario’s biggest waterfront festival, Kempenfest.

Oakville, located just 45 minutes south of Toronto, boasts a thriving market as well, being one of the most densely populated regions in Canada. Lesley Cumming, sales representative at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, describes Oakville and Burlington as the “home to hikers, bikers, economic trail glazers, casual boaters, and local vendor enthusiasts.”

In Oakville and Burlington, you can find condos situated on the shores of Lake Ontario and 50-plus-acre properties with rolling hills, bank barns, horse stalls, ponds, and paddocks. Locals can head over to lakes, beaches, marinas, and conservation trails to absorb the stunning landscape.

Cumming notes that most new buyers in this region were previously urban dwellers from the Greater Toronto Area, in search of a smaller community with more property space. With varied landscape, cuisine, and population, Oakville and Burlington find a way to keep residents and visitors entertained while also cultivating an at-home feel.

“There is so much that is attractive about our region from the diverse cuisine, our local specialty shops, to our beautiful landscape. We have something for everyone,” Cumming says.

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The Beauty of Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia’s Capital City, is located on the beautiful Vancouver Island in Canada. From the minute your plane touches down, your lungs will expand and relish healthy, fresh, ocean-circulated air.

Here you can enjoy boating, beaches, world-class shopping and a super natural environment.

Looking to settle down in Victoria?

Check out this Unique listing!

Victoria boasts a spectacular setting of ocean and mountain vistas and offers numerous economic, cultural and recreational opportunities. 

Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada and with greenery in evidence throughout the year there is little wonder that it’s called the City of Gardens!

The Inner Harbour is the heart of Victoria and for many boaters is the gateway to the City of Gardens. Bordering the harbour are the ivy-covered Fairmont Empress hotel, the world-renowned Royal British Columbia Museum and the magnificent BC Parliament Buildings.

UPLANDS ESTATES in Oak Bay | Victoria, British Columbia

Privately nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, away from all drive-through traffic, this rare artisan creation awaits. 9,878 square feet of interior luxury living. 1,745 square feet of exquisite patio entertaining areas including a full outdoor kitchen and gas fire pit. All with .71 acres of surrounding, ever-changing flowering gardens and trees highlighted by a meandering river and waterfalls. This is the first time this property has been offered for sale since completion in 2012. Visit the website for Floor Plans, Video, 3D Renderings & 100+ Photos. $6,995,000

Listing provided by Cathy Duncan.

Cathy & Associates Ltd. | cathy@cathyduncan.com | 250.888.9343

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Elite Agent: W. Terry Potts

W. Terry Potts

Country Club Properties

183 West Main Street, Highlands, NC 28741 | 828.526.2520 | Fax: 828.526.2470

ccp4terry@gmail.com | www.ccphighlandsnc.com

Country Club Properties is a fully independent real estate brokerage firm serving the country club market in the Highlands-Cashiers area. Completely independent from any developers, speculators or sales programs, Country Club Properties offers an untethered relationship. Area country clubs include Highlands, Wildcat Cliffs, Old Edwards Club, Mountaintop Club, Trillium Links Club, Cullasaja Club and Highlands Falls. Whether your interest is buying or selling real estate in the Highlands area, give Country Club Properties a call.

 

Featured Property: High Farm, NC

This highly unique property consists of over 90 acres of rolling land, flanked partially on one side by USFS land. The property has about 27 acres of open pasture with the additional acreage being wooded with streams and flanks the Chatooga River on a stretch of whitewater, waterfalls and swimming holes. $4,500,000 MLS #91498

 

 

W. Terry Potts originally appeared as an Elite agent in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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Elite Agent: Mariann Cordova

Mariann Cordova

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

111 Corporate Dr., Suite. 210, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Phone: 949-307-4040 | mc@southorangecountyliving.com | www.marianncordova.agent.bhhscalifornia.com

Mariann is a multi-award-winning Realtor and marketing expert with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Her goal always has been successful marketing of residential properties, employing professional ethics, sound planning, persuasive skills and a strong support system. With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and a certificate of interior design from the Los Angeles Design Center, Mariann carries years of in-depth real estate and current market knowledge. Her fluency in English and Swedish and working knowledge of Norwegian, Danish and German are valuable assets in assisting international clients and those looking to relocate.

 

Featured Property: 23111 Maravilla Lane, Coto de Caza

Stunning Georgian Equestrian Estate on 3.7 Acres

Video: https://vimeo.com/273382691 | www.23111Maravilla.com

Brochure: https://issuu.com/marianncordova/docs/23111_maravilla

$12,900,000

 

 

Mariann Cordova originally appeared as an Elite agent in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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Elite Agent: Yvonne Summerfield

Yvonne Summerfield

RE/MAX Kauai Living 2253 Poipu Road Koloa, HI 96756

Cell: 808.346.7251

ysummerfield@remax.net | www.YvonneSummerfield.com

As Kauai’s top selling Realtor (most sold transactions), I am uniquely qualified to help you with your real estate needs on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is my privilege and goal to be of service to you, providing exceptional representation, with the highest levels of integrity and discretion. Homeowners have entrusted me to represent them in over half a billion dollars in real estate transactions. Whether buying or selling Kauai real estate, I am here to help you. Contact me today to take a virtual tour of this wonderful Kukuiula property.

 

Featured Property:

5615 Holo Malanai Street, Koloa, HI

Luxury meets your lifestyle in this gem of a custom-built home with spectacular views! You will find wonderful ocean, mountain, sunset and golf course views from nearly every room. Built in 2013, it is situated within the private club community of Kukuiula on Kauai’s sunny south shore in Poipu Beach. “With the open floor plan living, this strikingly well-balanced home is as gracious as it is good looking,” says listing agent Yvonne Summerfield of RE/MAX Kauai Living. Complete with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in the main home, and a detached 1-bedroom 1-bath guesthouse. Energy efficient with photovoltaic panels. Swimming pool and barbecue grill. 3,595 square feet of indoor-outdoor living space, including covered lanais. Price Upon Request.

View virtual tour at: LuxuryKukuiulaLiving.com

4 Bedrooms / 4.5 Baths / 19,142- square-foot lot

 

 

Yvonne Summerfield originally appeared as an Elite agent in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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Elite Agent: Candy Swick

Candy Swick

Candy Swick & Company

 2063 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34237

941.954.9000 | www.candyswick.com

 

Featured Property: Sarasota, FL

Spectacular views; as seen on TV. This spacious downtown residence was showcased on HGTV. A completely renovated open plan overlooking 11th-floor bay views. In a secure downtown building with full-service amenities. Offered at $1,070,000.

 

 

Candy Swick originally appeared as an Elite agent in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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Elite Agent: James Lucarelli

James Lucarelli

Compass

970.728.0213 | 970.708.2255 | jim.lucarelli@compass.com | JimLucarelli.com

With over 30 years of experience in Telluride real estate, I am the only 3-time Telluride Association of Realtor’s Realtor of the Year and I have a vast array of market knowledge  you can’t find online. 

 

Featured Property: 167 Adams Ranch Road

Mountain Village, CO  

New construction in Mountain Village! Set on a .58-acre lot, this property is surrounded by stunning mountain vistas, in-your-face Wilson views, and all-day sun. The home’s thoughtful design features expansive glass windows in the living areas and seamlessly incorporated outdoor living space. Breaking ground spring of 2021. Call for details! $7,950,000. 

 

 

James Lucarelli originally appeared as an Elite agent in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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Elite Agent: Trudy Stambook

Trudy Stambook 

MODERNE Real Estate, Inc.

CA DRE 00363882

220 West G Street, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92101

Direct: 619.252.1944  |  Office: 619.231.0777

Trudy@TrudyStambook.com | www.TrudyStambook.com

Renowned for discreet, individualized client service, Trudy Stambook is a key resource for real estate clients and those actively engaged in the business, development and cultural community in San Diego.

– First named among the nation’s elite luxury real estate agents back in 1995 by Unique Homes Magazine, and recognized annually ever since

– Over three decades of experience as a luxury real estate professional, specializing in downtown San Diego

– Over three decades of worldwide marketing expertise

– Representing both Buyers and Sellers

– Repeatedly voted Five Star “Best in Client Satisfaction” by readers of San Diego Magazine

– Recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2019 and 2020 “Five Star Market Leader,” and recognized by Fortune Magazine in 2021.

 

Featured Property: MERIDIAN 2501

3 BED EN SUITE | 2 TERRACES | 3,390 SF

Glamorous architectural mastery embodies this stunning residence. Sensuously sculpted ceilings offset numerous rich architectural details as bespoke craftsmanship exudes regal luxury. $3,950,000 USD

Trudy Stambook originally appeared as an Elite agent in the 

Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See her other

listings here.

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Elite Agent: Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen

Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

1314 S. King Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96814

Lic#: RS-46610 | T: 808.927.6415

Tracy@CBPacific.com | TracyAllenHawaii.com

 

Featured Property: 1516 Mokulua Drive, Lanikai Kailua, Hawaii

Coastal Island Retreat… Swim, sun and recharge from your very own oceanfront resort!  This sprawling residence situated on a spacious and beautifully manicured parcel offers a large 5-bedroom main home plus, a separate 5 bedroom + den guest house complete with its own private entrance.   Meandering tropical pathways lead you to an impressive entry complete with a cascading water feature and Koi pond.  Striking open living spaces with soaring ceilings and beautiful rich hardwood details overlook gorgeous turquoise waters and direct Mokulua island views.  The sizeable master suite offers dual baths & dressing areas, a private seaside lounge area + an adjacent home gym.   The kitchen seamlessly connects to the seaside dining room with outstanding views and is ideal for casual or grand entertaining.  This estate is perfect for extended family enjoyment, home office use + every imaginable watersport right at your back door!  This is life!

MLS: 202101216

Price: $11,895,000 FS

Main House: 5 bedrooms, 5 full + 2 half bath

Total Areas: 5,867 Sq. Ft.

Cottage: 5 bedrooms + den, 3 full + 1 half bath

Total Areas: 3,082 Sq. Ft. 

Main House + Cottage Areas: 8,949 Sq. Ft. 

Land Area: 22,314 Sq. Ft. 

Linear Ocean Frontage: 75 Linear Ft. 

Tracy Allen originally appeared as an Elite agent in the 

Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See her other

listings here.

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Elite Company: Churchill Properties

Churchill Properties

123 Brimbal Ave, Beverly, MA | 127 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, MA                                                                         

49 Union Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA | 169 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982

1.833.MOVING.9 | www.churchillprop.com

Churchill Properties is a full service residential real estate firm offering excellence in brokerage services to Boston’s North Shore communities through our offices located in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Hamilton, Mass. We are members of the elite Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network including 4100 offices and 130,000 agents in 65 countries worldwide. Our unique marketing and sales program utilizes multiple media channels and promotional activities.

 

Featured Property: Hamilton, MA

489 Bay Road | Abutting Myopia Hunt Club, horse trails and champion golf! This exquisite property, with an impressive tree lined driveway, is set on 5+ acres of beautifully manicured grounds in the epicenter of horse country. Fully renovated in 2005 (to the studs) this spectacular Colonial Farmhouse has had two major additions, seamlessly added using reclaimed beams with the highest quality of craftsmanship. New custom tiled baths, wiring, plumbing, AC, radiant heat and windows are updated. A master bedroom suite was added to the first floor and enjoys walkout access to the bluestone terrace and gardens. The great room is gorgeous, with vaulted ceilings, massive exposed beams, a 2-story stone fireplace hearth, custom built-ins and a wall of glass streaming natural light all day long. There are 2 additional sitting rooms with beamed ceilings and fireplaces. Four spacious bedrooms are on the second level including a second master suite. The carriage house includes a 2-Bedroom apt & 2-car garage$2,145,000

 

 

Churchill Properties originally appeared as an Elite company in Unique Homes Spring ’21: Elite edition. See the ad here.

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