DSRE sales associates Kleopoulos and Young have exclusive listing for contemporary art filled home

VERO BEACH/DECEMBER 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales associates Andonia Kleopoulos and Mike Young have listed a magnificent art filled home, in the Avalon community on Hutchinson Island, an area known for large mansions. The home, located at 172 Ocean Estates Drive, is listed for $1 million.  

“This home is an amazing property in a great community, listed for an unbelievable price,” Kleopoulos said.  “There is so much room in this home for a large family, multi-generational family or for hosting friends and family from afar.  But the best part of this home is the collection of contemporary art, which fills the home with bright colors and beautiful reflections of light.  I love showing this home to prospective buyers and watching their faces when they walk in the door.”

At 4,984 square feet, this 3-story home overlooks a lake with a very pretty water feature.

Balconies on the 2nd and 3rd floors overlook the Indian River Lagoon and the fenced in backyard featuring a brick paver firepit and a pristine pool featuring fountains and surrounded by golden-warm brick pavers.  The outdoor area is filled with amazing bronze sculptures by famed artist J. Seward Johnson of children playing and whimsical wildlife. There is a large screened lanai with a built-in summer kitchen.  Balconies on the front of the home have views of the beach and riverfront accesses.

The gorgeous modern kitchen features dark oak cabinetry, stainless hardware, granite counter tops with an extra-large granite island with seating for five.  The appliances are professional grade including a 6-burner Wolf oven and range with large hood.  Floors throughout the main downstairs living areas are caramel colored marble.  The kitchen has a most extraordinary chandelier, a work of art, set within the tray ceiling.  The open kitchen/family room area includes an gas fireplace with a contemporary tiled surround reaching to the tray ceiling.  The family room is so large it currently, and comfortably, hosts a pool table.  Three sets of French glass doors lead from the kitchen and family room to the lanai.

A double flight of stairs leads to the second floor.  The home also has an elevator to the second and third floors.  This home features 7 bedrooms, all with lovely warm hard wood floors, large windows allowing for lots of sunlight and most with access to the balconies.  The 6 baths are works of art themselves with stylish cabinetry, sinks and hardware, beautiful tiles and roomy showers and tubs.

This home is filled with contemporary works of art, created with bright blues, greens, yellows and reds, all shown off against walls of creamy white wainscoting panels.

The area is known for adults and children fishing on the banks of the river and on the dog-friendly beach, perfect for those family memories.  The location of the Indian River in the backyard of this home is perfect for kayakers and paddleboards, and those seeking an active lifestyle.

Kleopoulos has been a successful real estate agent for nearly 20 years, joining Dale Sorensen Real Estate in 2016. Originally from New Jersey, Kleopoulos moved to the area after driving from the Florida Keys to Orlando one week.  With a background in finances, she also has family in the movie and music industry, enabling her to connect with celebrities in Hollywood, Los Angeles and the Hamptons.  “Vero Beach is the perfect retreat community for celebrities.  They love being able to come here and eat out, shop, and attend concerts and shows with virtual anonymity.”  Kleopoulos writes real estate articles for two magazines, 25A Magazine and the Hamptons Luxury Home Magazine.

She believes in giving back to the community through charitable work and at her church.  Kleopoulos specializes in luxury waterfront properties.

To view this listing, contact Andonia Kleopoulos by phone at 561-997-4644; via email at akleopoulos@sorensenrealestate.com; or at her office located at 1916 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes Catalina Schreader

VERO BEACH, FL/NOVEMBER 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that Broker Associate Catalina Schreader has joined the company’s real estate team. 

Schreader has been an award-winning, well-respected, top-producing full-time Realtor® since 2001 and a Broker Associate since 2005. She has assisted hundreds of clients with their home sale and/or purchase.

Schreader always lives by this motto: “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It is what you do for others.”

Schreader was born and raised in Romania before her family moved to Pennsylvania when she was 17 years old. After graduating high school, Schreader earned her BA in Economics and Mathematics and then her Masters in Math Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.  She taught at Philadelphia University, Temple University and Penn State University, prior to becoming a Realtor. After conducting real estate transactions of her own, flipping homes for a profit, Schreader realized how crucial curb appeal was for getting top dollar in a home sale. She now applies that knowledge in her real estate career.   

In addition to providing outstanding customer service, she attributes her success in the real estate market largely to her dedication to providing solutions to get maximum results for her clients. Schreader gives her real estate clients the added advantage of being an “expert” marketer to sell their homes smarter and faster.

Now living in Suntree, Florida, Schreader is very familiar with all the local neighborhoods. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cruising, reading, dancing, biking, and time with her family and her cat ‘Browny’. She also proudly supports several local charities, volunteers, tutors and teaches one Algebra class at EFSC in Melbourne.

Schreader is a Broker Associate and holds the following designations: CRS, GRI, ABR, SRES, e-Pro, GREEN, SFR, M.Ed., and is a Referral Exchange Specialist and a Certified Staging Advocate.  She specializes in residential single-family homes, townhomes and condos, new construction and beachside properties in Suntree, Viera, Melbourne, Rockledge and all the beaches.

Contact Schreader at 321-544-3308; by email catalina@homesbycatalina.com; visit her website at www.HomesByCatalina.com;   or visit her office located at 7630 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 101, Melbourne, FL 32940.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and thirteen locations in Florida, the company has reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associate Karen Christiansen

VERO BEACH, FL/NOVEMBER 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales associate Karen Christiansen has joined the company’s real estate team. 

Christiansen fell in love with the Indian River-Brevard region while visiting her father 30 years ago.  She moved to this area of Florida in 2012 to be close to family, and closer to the oceanfront.  A Realtor® since 2009, Christiansen became an expert in helping homeowners stay in their homes or short sale to avoid debt they could no longer afford during the housing/economic crisis. 

Christiansen now specializes in residential single and multi-family properties and land.  She enjoys working with sellers, investors, first time buyers and those who are relocating or looking for a second/vacation home.  Christiansen’s knowledge of both Indian River and Brevard Counties enables her to match her customers with exactly the right property. 

For her sellers, Christiansen takes full advantage of the world class marketing that Dale Sorensen Real Estate offers its agents to market her customers properties globally.

Christiansen is originally from Rhode Island, but grew up in California.  Her love of the Indian River waterfront, ocean and beaches is evident as she introduces visitors and customers to the area.  She knows personally how easy it is to take a beloved vacation spot and make it your home.

With an education in art and design, Christiansen enjoys painting, photography and graphic design as well as boating, tennis and outdoor social activities.

Contact Christiansen on her cell at 916.217.0797 / 772.226.0452; at her office at 772.492.5340 ext. 2469, by email at kchristiansen@dsreinc.com; or at her office located at 1013 US Highway 1, Sebastian, FL 32958.  Visit her website at https://kchristiansen.sorensenrealestate.com/.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure. With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and thirteen locations in Florida, the company has reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com.


DSRE sales associate Mike Baker offers multi-use property at regional airport

VERO BEACH/NOVEMBER 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales associate Mike Baker has listed a multi-use property at the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park.  The commercial property, located at 2701 Industrial 2 Avenue in Fort Pierce, includes 3 buildings, and is listed for $695,000.  The property is zoned industrial or general commercial.

Building 1 is a unique, well-maintained 1,300 sq. ft. wood frame office with a new roof.  This building currently houses a tenant.  Building 2 is a 3,192 sq. ft. cinder block building with a new roof.  This building is divided in half and both sides are currently leased.  Building 3 is a 3,120 sq. ft. metal building and is currently owner occupied.  The entire property, a total of 1.13 acres, is enclosed by a chain link security fence.  There is a total of 24 parking spaces on the site. 

“This is an excellent investment property in the much-desired Airport Industrial Park,” Baker said.  “It’s extremely desirable for an owner/occupant and lease combination with the 3 separate buildings on the property. The current leases are available for renewal. There are multiple uses these buildings can be used for, including, but not limited to, boat builder, boat repair, automotive, equipment manufacturing, fabrication industries, or packing and shipping. It’s also a great opportunity and a fantastic value for a business looking to grow or expand.”

The listing can be seen by calling Mike Baker at 772.365.1200, email him at mbaker@sorensenrealestate.com, or visit him at his office located at 1961 14th Avenue, in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


Dale Sorensen Real Estate Welcomes the Lamm/Stirrat Team

VERO BEACH, FL ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales associates Kimmie Lamm and Becky Stirrat have joined the company’s real estate team.

Stirrat has been a Realtor (R) for 15 years, Lamm for 12 years and they have been a team for more than 10 years. The duo has earned many awards, individually and as a team, including Top Listing Agent, Achievement in Listings and Sales, Top Closed Volume, Top Listing Agent, Service of Excellence, Top Sales Team, Top Producer, third Team in Sales Volume and several monthly awards for highest volume for sales and listings.Kimmie Lamm and Becky Stirrat - the Lamm/Stirrat Team

Together Stirrat and Lamm have a philosophy of delivering personalized and professional service to all their clients. Their hard work and attention to detail has earned them praise from their many customers.

Family is extremely important to both Stirrat and Lamm, thus, their approach to real estate is that “a home is the heart of a family.” They take pride in learning all they can about their customers’ needs and dreams to make certain that their customers find that special home. The team approach means that each customer gets concierge level treatment.

Utilizing all of DSRE’s marketing tools and advertising options, Stirrat and Lamm give their sellers world class attention, ensuring their customers get the highest and best price for their properties in the shortest amount of time.

Reach Becky Stirrat at 772.234.3801 Ext. 2472, or via email at beckys@dsreinc.com. Reach Kimmie Lamm at 772.234.3801 Ext. 2471, or via email at KLamm@dsreinc.com. You can also reach both agents at DSRE’s office located at 5065 North A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and thirteen locations in Florida, the company has reported sales of over $816 million in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas. With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales associate Lauren Merrell sponsoring Teacher’s Night at Space Coast Lightfest

VERO BEACH, FL/NOVEMBER 2020– The holiday spirit is upon us already, but for none more than Dale Sorensen Real Estate sales associate Lauren Merrell.  Merrell is excited to be sponsoring the annual Space Coast Lightfest for the 2020 holiday season.

“Giving back to the community is very important to me,” said Merrell.  “While this is the second year that I’ve sponsored the Lightfest, this is the first time I’ve sponsored Teacher’s Night.  My mom was a teacher so I have first-hand experience with the amount of dedication and work that goes into their job. I’m happy to be able to give back to them in some way.” The first fifty teachers to arrive on December 10th will get in to the event at no charge.  All other teachers will receive a discount on that day.

Merrell, a Florida native, grew up in Brevard County.  After attending the University of Central Florida, she moved to Orlando.  When she and her husband decided to start their family, they moved back to Brevard County. 

“I decided last year to sponsor Lightfest because it’s a family activity that my family has enjoyed many times over the years” Merrell said.  “It’s always been a great event, but especially now, when social distancing is so important and you can choose to stay in your car, drive through and still have the experience.”

Space Coast Lightfest is a holiday light spectacular on display at Wickham Park from 11/23/20 to 1/3/21. It is over a mile long, with more than 3 million lights with several events taking place, including a 5K Run, activities with Santa and strolling through the lights.  Proceeds from Lightfest benefit The Boy Scouts of America.  For more information about the event visit their website at https://www.spacecoastlightfest.com.

Merrell has been a Realtor® since 2008 and joined DSRE when the firm opened their first Brevard County office. “One of the reasons I love working at Dale Sorensen Real Estate is they share my philosophy of giving back to the community.” Merrell has been the recipient of numerous Top Producer and service awards.

Contact Merrell on her cell at 321.987.3328; by email at lmerrell@sorensenrealestate.com or at her office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company has reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


DSRE sales agent Andrew Westover named Rookie of the Year by Realtors® Association of Indian River County

 
VERO BEACH, FL/NOVEMBER 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that sales agent Andrew Westover has been named Rookie of the Year by the Realtors® Association of Indian River County at its Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on Friday, September 18. 

“Andrew is one of the younger and newer agents here at DSRE but he has the very qualities necessary to be a successful agent,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE.  “He’s hard working, ethical, a fast learner, dedicated to providing great customer service and committed to the community; the exact qualities we look for in a sales agent.  Congratulations to Andrew on this great honor.”

The REALTORS® Association of Indian River County Rookie of the Year award was established in 1991 to give recognition to the achievements of an outstanding new REALTOR®.  Nominees are required to be REALTOR® members in good standing for at least one year but not more than three, to have made contributions to the local, state and national Associations, and to have shown REALTOR® spirit in their efforts.  The nominees are selected by a nominating committee and then voted on by their peers.

Westover graduated Indian River State College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and is currently working on obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree.  He became licensed in real estate in 2019 and immediately joined the Dale Sorensen Real Estate professional team of sales agents.

Andrew Westover can be reached by phone 772.494.9113, via email at awestover@sorensenrealestate.com, or at the firm’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.

Andrew westover photo

About Dale Sorensen Real Estate

Family-owned and managed since 1978, Dale Sorensen Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage dedicated to a long-standing tradition of excellence. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm on Florida’s East Coast, the award-winning company commits exclusive resources to ensure leadership and a preferred choice for individuals selling and buying properties. The company has earned exclusive affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and the Board of Regents, and a highly-established presence in London, UK, through Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of their global network, comprehensive marketing strategies, strategic social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques, Dale Sorensen Real Estate provides its agents with the tools they need and its customers with maximum worldwide exposure.

With more than 200 sales associates and support staff and twelve locations in Florida, the company reported sales of over $816M in 2019 in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  With more than 40 years of success, Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. believes that business leadership carries with it a responsibility of stewardship to help make the communities they serve a better place to live, work and raise families. Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at www.SorensenRealEstate.com


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes MaryAnn Poluzzi

INDIALANTIC, FL/NOVEMBER 2020 ─ Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that longtime sales associate MaryAnn Poluzzi has joined the company’s real estate team. 

Poluzzi transplanted from Poughkeepsie, New York after her retirement as a Dental Hygienist for the New York State Department of Corrections.  Moving to Palm Bay in 2003 to be near family, Poluzzi became a licensed real estate agent in 2015. 

Poluzzi loves Brevard County and specializes in both residential and commercial real estate in the Palm Bay, West Melbourne and Melbourne communities.  Her enthusiasm is contagious as she loves showing off her new “hometown” to customers and educating them on the many amenities the area has to offer. 

As a Realtor®, Poluzzi believes that professionalism and expertise are two of the most important characters for a sales agent.  She works hard for her customers, whether helping them sell their home for the best price possible, or finally finding that dream home for her buyers. 

Poluzzi believes that being involved in your community is also important.  She is a Past President of the Italian American Club and is on the Board of Directors for her condo association.  She enjoys walking, reading mysteries and historical books, vintage shops and spending time with family, friends and her beloved dog. Contact MaryAnn Poluzzi on her cell at 321.626.6024; at her office at 321.723.9990; by email at mpoluzzi@SorensenRealEstate.com; or at her office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL. 32903


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.


Longstanding Viera/Suntree brokerage Vista Florida Realty LLC merges with Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Longstanding Viera/Suntree brokerage Vista Florida Realty LLC merges with Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

VERO BEACH, FL/OCTOBER 2020 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is excited to announce that Vista Florida Realty has merged with DSRE Brevard.  The merger, which brings together two highly successful Brevard County brokerages, will give the companies a distinct advantage in the increasingly competitive world of real estate.   Both companies specialize in selling new and resale homes, luxury construction, single family homes, condos and waterfront properties.

Vista Florida Realty was founded in 2014 by Grace Vista.  A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Vista has been a licensed realtor since 2004, earning her Broker’s license in 2014.  As an accomplished agent, Vista has won numerous awards, including “Top Producer”, “Top Sales”, “Million-in-a-Month Sales”, and “Leading Edge Sales”.  Deciding to merge with another company wasn’t an easy decision until she met with the DSRE team.  “About a year ago, different larger companies started approaching me about the possibility of selling my company,” Vista said. “They watched us grow from a 3-agent firm in 2014 when we opened, to a thriving 28-agent brokerage a few years later. But I wasn’t interested in selling my company because I did not want to become a franchise and I also wanted to be able to keep providing the best possible service to our clients as well as my agents.”

Things changed when a DSRE broker approached Vista.  “When Gary Scenti, a managing broker at Dale Sorensen Real Estate, asked me to meet with them, I thought why not?  I respected the Sorensen brand and I thought, if nothing else, I can learn something from meeting with them. What I didn’t expect was that when I did meet with them, I was completely impressed not only by their strong brand and excellent marketing, but just as importantly, how nice everyone was who I met with.  The Sorensen family and team really care about their agents, their customers, and their community.  I learned they had strikingly similar life and business values that I hold dear to me.  After several meetings it was clear that by merging my current company with theirs, I would not only be helping my agents grow, but I would also be giving our clients even more value.  They also offered me the chance to collaborate and innovate with other like-minded managers and brokers working as a team, which is something I missed being the sole owner and manager of Vista Florida Realty. It was a win-win for everyone and I couldn’t see a downside.”

“Grace and her team embody the local, independent, boutique, high level service approach DSRE represents and her passion for marketing will only help enhance the company’s brand in Northern Brevard,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., managing partner for DSRE.  “Personally, having spent many, many hours working with Grace and our team on this merger, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her as well as her agents. Her passion for marketing and our company values align perfectly. Grace will be managing the Suntree and Cocoa Village offices working hand in hand with DSRE Brevard’s broker Gary Scenti, regional managing broker Jim Goldsmith and our regional office manager Katie Keltner and her assistant manager Debbie Ford.  Our team brings a level of experience, knowledge and support unparalleled in our region as evidenced by our more than $800 million in closed sales in 2019.  We welcome Grace and her entire team.”  In the last 12 months, the firms have closed more than $800 million in Treasure and Space Coast real estate.  

The merger combines the talents of almost 300 highly-skilled, licensed sales agents and support staff.  DSRE was founded in Indian River County more than 42 years ago.  They opened their first branch in Brevard County in 2014.  “This merger represents a further progression into the Brevard County markets and our shared vision of professional and concierge services to our clients and customers,” said Scenti. “This will also allow Vista’s agents to take advantage of our cutting-edge technologies, innovative marketing techniques and powerful advertising tools that DSRE offers its agents, as well as the relationships with leading worldwide real estate affiliates, to address not only our local but national and global markets.”

Vista is excited about her agents’ futures. “I had said to my husband years ago that I would not ever consider selling my company, unless of course, it was to a really strong independent company with global marketing — like Dale Sorensen Real Estate.  I got my wish. One thing we have all learned this year is that we must accept change and be flexible, to keep growing and moving forward.  With my experience in marketing, selling real estate and training agents, now supported and strengthened with the outstanding marketing, knowledge and experience of Mr. Sorensen, Dale Sorensen Jr. and the DSRE management team, the future is even brighter for our agents, clients and all of us!”