Magnificent Indian River Shores Manor listed by Sam Robbins, Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Magnificent Indian River Shores Manor listed by Sam Robbins, Dale Sorensen Real Estate

VERO BEACH, FL/OCTOBER 2020– If you took all the best features of a hundred gorgeous homes and put them into one house, you would have the magnificently unique house at 111 Shores Drive. This 2-story, 4 bedroom and 4 full bath, one ½ bath home is listed by Sam Robbins, Broker Associate, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, for $1.75 million.  Located in the coveted Shores neighborhood in Indian River Shores, the entire property is surrounded by stunning foliage including old oaks, swaying palm trees, Spanish moss and flowering orchids.  But it’s the interior of this home that takes the breath of everyone who walks through the front doors.

Walking into this gorgeous manor is similar to walking into one in France or Germany. Elegant, carved woods, elegant sconces and chandeliers, thick cushiony rugs and room after room of stunning stained-glass windows are a few of the breath-taking features of this home. Just walking up the steps to the front door, one’s eyes are riveted to Flora, a goddess of sorts, on the large stained-glass window that greets you and implores you to come inside. In fact, the manor is named after her. Once you’ve entered be prepared to be almost overwhelmed with classic turn-of-the-century beauty, from the hand carved staircase that was rescued from a home in Indiana to the warm wood floors beneath you. There is a second beautiful wood staircase that was rescued from a home in Iowa.

The home was designed and built by retired oral surgeon Charles Infante. Charles spent 2 years traveling back and forth from Fort Lauderdale to Vero Beach, hiring tradesmen, seeking permits, and ordering materials. But the real story is one of a charming couple’s many trips around the US, attending auctions, finding salvagers that were selling antique doors, glass sconces and light shades, sideboards and butler boards. Charles and his wife Priscilla spent more than twenty years collecting items without knowing what house these items would fill. Somehow, when the house in Indian River Shores was complete, their collection fit perfectly and is an astounding testament to the couple’s design and decorating talents.

Many of the walls of the home were salvaged from the sixth floor of a department store in downtown Pittsburg.  The formal living room highlight is a fireplace with a gorgeous oak surround that was shipped from New Orleans and purchased at an auction in New York. The beautiful French doors in the living area lead out to a brick paver pool deck, summer kitchen and outdoor dining space complete with custom motorized screens that make it easy to enclose the area.  The pool and hot tub are open allowing for the warmth of the sun to glisten off the water.

A triple arch leads to the formal dining room showcasing a Lincrusta border and a ceiling that was created with eight salvaged doors.  Leading into the kitchen from the family room/bar area are saloon doors that came from a turn of the century saloon in Maryland.  Unique to the house are confessional doors used as pantry and closet doors.  The kitchen is surprisingly fresh and modern with professional grade appliances.  A custom designed chandelier came from a brownstone in New York while the sconces were once in an old railroad car. The kitchen cabinets with granite tops were custom made by a French-Canadian cabinet maker in Fort Lauderdale.

All 4 bedrooms have their own full baths with stained glass windows, marble countertops and sophisticated wallpaper.  This home has an overabundance of closets and storage areas, including a secret area under one of the staircases. While there are two beautiful staircases, there is also an elevator to the second floor. His den includes doors that once were exterior doors of a home in Indiana, while her office at the landing of staircase number two, is bright and filled with light.  A patio off the second floor looks over the pond and faces the early morning sun.

This home is filled with stained-glass windows which make colorful and bright rainbows throughout each room.  A gorgeous stain glass work features a peacock, his spectacular tail feathers spread.  There are beautiful examples of Fretwork, scrolled wood and metal, throughout the home.  This home has to be viewed in person to truly appreciate its many outstanding features. 

View the listing at

https://www.realestateofverobeach.com/ListingDetails/111-Shores-Drive-Vero-Beach-FL-32963/236341.  For a private viewing of this estate, contact Sam Robbins at 772.643.5255, via email at sam@RealEstateOfVeroBeach.com.


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associates John and Cindy Roberts

VERO BEACH, FL/JULY 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales associates John and Cindy Roberts has joined the company’s real estate team.  

John and Cindy Roberts are turning their love for Vero Beach into a career that will enable them to share that passion with others.  

The Roberts were raising their family in Washington D.C. when Cindy’s mother and siblings moved to Vero Beach.  After years of visiting the quaint and charming community, they finally realized their dream and moved to Vero Beach in 2015.  Nearly their entire family calls the area home now.

As full-time residents, they’ve learned everything they can about their community.  As REALTORS®, they’re determined to make sure others learn too.

“We love the culture of Vero Beach,” said Cindy.   “The fact that, nestled deep in the Live Oaks, are a world-renowned theater and museum of art, majestic churches, fine dining, funky little bars, unique shopping boutiques, historic landmarks, and the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Medical Center are all here in our small town means we don’t have to travel outside Vero to enrich our lives.  With all those amenities, Vero’s natural beauty is still vigorously preserved by its residents.  I wish I could tell you how many times we pinch ourselves because we actually live here. We love our Vero and we want others to experience that same joy.”

Their passion for their community and philanthropy led them to Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE). “DSRE is the industry leader and dominant presence in Vero Beach and beyond, not only in real estate, but also in community involvement,” John said.  “We love belonging to an organization and being part of a team of people who are just as passionate about enriching Vero Beach and the surrounding area as they are about selling homes. It is also refreshing to be part of an organization that is both supremely professional and profoundly family oriented.”

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College. Cindy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Psychology from George Washington University. Both are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

The Roberts family enjoys spending sunny days at the beach, going to car shows and collecting cars, cooking, and spending time with family.Contact John on his cell phone at 703.579.7614 or by email at jroberts@sorensenrealestate.com. Contact Cindy on her cell phone at 301.943.8125 or by email at croberts@sorensenrealestate.com.  You may also contact the Roberts at 772.492.5300; or visit their offices located at 1961 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.


BREVARD COUNTY DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JULY 2020 TOP PRODUCERS

CARPENTER | KESSEL HOMESELLING TEAM
INDIALANTIC OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales
Highest Team

LAUREN MERRELL
INDIALANTIC OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

DEBBIE HARRIS-CALDWELL
INDIALANTIC OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

TRAVIS STEWARD
SUNTREE OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

JOSEPH & MAUREEN MIGNONE
SUNTREE OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JULY TOP PRODUCERS

JOAN COOK
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

SALLY WOODS
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

THE WESTOVER TEAM
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

CHRISTINE HUGHES
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

THE RAASVELDT GROUP
DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

DAVID DECKER
DOWNTOWN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM
sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

THE LIVE NOW TEAM
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


DSRE sales agent Travis Steward represents nearly 50% of listings in Fairway Lakes at Duran

DSRE sales agent Travis Steward represents nearly 50% of listings in Fairway Lakes at Duran

INDIALANTIC, FL/JUNE 2020 – A little more than a year ago, Travis Steward represented 33% of the homes sold in Fairway Lakes at Duran.  Today, Steward continues that extraordinary success by currently representing nearly 50% of the available listings for sale in the community.  Considered an expert regarding Fairway Lakes homes, Steward has tremendous expertise and knowledge of the neighborhood and the real estate and marketing trends in the area. Steward has represented more than $6 million in real estate transactions in the community. 

“There are currently only 7 available homes for sale in Fairway Lakes,” Steward said.  “I have 3 of the listings, including homes located at 3217 Lamanga Drive, 6576 Arroyo and 6536 Arroyo Drive. DSRE’s innovative advertising and marketing tools ensure that our listings receive global attention. The market has a shortage of homes available for sale right now and the demand for luxury homes is increasing; this is definitely a sellers’ market and I expect these properties to get a lot of attention.”

Fairway Lakes is an extraordinary private, gated community situated on the #1 rated golf course in Brevard County with beautiful lakefront and golf course view homes. Homes are priced at $500K – $1M+.  Duran, located in Viera, FL, is close to Viera’s Town Center in Brevard County.  The community has a total of 224 residences.You can contact Travis Steward at 321.872.9020, by email at tsteward@sorensenrealestate.com, or at the company’s office located at 3165 Suntree Blvd #102 in Rockledge.


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY TOP PRODUCERS

SALLY WOODS
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

THE WESTOVER TEAM
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

Kathy worth
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

DAVID DECKER
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

TEAM PROVANCHER
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

THE LIVE NOW TEAM
SEBASTIAN OFFICE : Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales


DSRE Broker Associate Matilde Sorensen Announces Significant Price Reduction for Riverfront Estate

VERO BEACH, FL/FEBRUARY 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate Broker Associate Matilde Sorensen has announced a significant price drop for “Palm Cottage”, a magnificent riverfront estate on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island. Originally listed for $8,875,000, the price has been reduced to $7,500,000.  The property is located at 721 Grove Place in Orchid Island.

“This is one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful homes,” Sorensen said. “It has one of the most magnificent master suites with a fireplace that is visible from both the bedroom and the bath.  The kitchen is every cook’s dream.  But the view of the river and the amazing outdoor living space is simply breathtaking. It’s a great place to watch our famous Florida sunsets or see dolphins jumping.”

Situated on nearly an acre of lush, tropically landscaped property, with expansive views of the Indian River, the 2 guest cottages and main house make up almost 9,000 square feet of living area.  The estate includes a beautiful courtyard featuring a glimmering pool and spa, a lovely “mermaid” fountain and splashes of meticulous green lawn. The main house features polished marble floors, a total of 9 fireplaces, 2 bedrooms, 5 baths, and an elevator to the second floor. The Chef’s kitchen is impeccable with white plantation style cabinetry, two sinks, a side by side Sub-Zero fridge with 3 freezer drawers, double built-in ovens, and an island featuring a 6-burner Thermador gas stovetop and overhead hood vent.  The adjacent family room looks out onto the lanai.  The first-floor guest suite is complete with its own laundry area and a full size ensuite featuring a marble surround jacuzzi tub.

On the second floor is the impressive master suite. The bedroom itself is elegant with glowing wood floors, a unique custom-built wood-beamed tray ceiling and a private deck to view the area’s stunning sunsets.  The lavish master bath is magnificent with marble floors, black and gold furniture-style footed sinks, an oval jacuzzi tub and another one of the home’s beautiful stone fireplaces.  The all-marble master shower has multiple shower heads and features a large window that overlooks the Indian River lagoon. 

The master suite also includes a beautifully appointed den and a piano room with glorious views of the river.  Both rooms feature polished wood floors, custom tray ceilings and access to the private balcony.  Access to the second floor is granted through a stone staircase or via a private elevator.

The north and south cottages are separated by a walk-through. The north cottage has 2 bedrooms while the South cottage features 1 bedroom.  Both cottages feature laundry rooms, kitchens, living rooms and ample windows to allow for lots of natural light while the ground floor rooms open to the courtyard.

The outdoor living spaces of this home are incomparable and feature a summer kitchen, covered lanai, open pool deck with twin fireplaces on either side of a beautiful heated pool and 4 single-stream fountains. 

The home’s dock is accessed just off the main pool and offers fishing, boating and views of the Indian River Lagoon with all its local flora and fauna. Watch dolphins, turtles, egrets and other wildlife from the privacy of your own dock.

Located on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island in the exclusive community of Orchid Island, residents enjoy a world class lifestyle and amenities. 

For enquiries, contact Matilde Sorensen at 772.532.0010, by email at msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com; or at her office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963

Dale Sorensen Real Estate was founded in 1978 by Sorensen, Sr., with a focus on luxury property in Vero Beach.  The company has since grown to include oceanfront, waterfront, single family homes, condominiums, rental properties and commercial real estate.  DSRE now has 7 main offices, with 5 satellite locations in Brevard and Indian River Counties and on North Hutchinson Island.  The firm is now considered the leading real estate company in all the markets they serve and reported sales of $816 million in 2019.


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE DECEMBER TOP PRODUCERS

– JOAN COOK –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– SALLY WOODS –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– CATHY CURLEY –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ELIZABETH SORENSEN –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– SAM ROBBINS –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– PROVANCHER TEAM –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– THE LIVE NOW TEAM –
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ROBIN BURGARELLA –
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations November Top Producers Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. The Right Move

– LAUREN MERRELL –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– George Gagniuk –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– THE CARPENTER KESSEL HOMESELLING TEAM –
Indialantic Office Team: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

– THE KIM TILLET TEAM –
Cocoa Village Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME ADVISORS (JOE JANSON & KATHY BOWSER) –
Cocoa Village Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– JANE MARIE STERRETT –
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– JOESEPH & MAUREEN MIGNONE –
Suntree Office Team: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales & New Listings


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE NOVEMBER TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations November Top Producers | Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc THE RIGHT MOVE

– JOAN COOK –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– MELISSA MITTAG –
A1A OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– STACEY MORABITO –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– RITA CURRY TEAM –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– MIKE YOUNG –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– PROVANCHER TEAM –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– THE LIVE NOW TEAM –
SEBASTIAN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM –
SEBASTIAN OFFICE : Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings