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.


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE OCTOBER TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations October Top Producers Dale Sorensen Real Estate INC The Right Move

– STEPHANIE DANDRIDGE –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– EVA MCMILLIAN –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– CARPENTER KESSEL 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

– JOE & MAUREEN MIGNONE –
Viera/Suntree Team: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


DSRE Realtor® Travis Steward Featured on HGTV Beach Hunters

2nd DSRE Agent to be showcased on HGTV! Beach Hunters, Season 6, Episode 7. Travis Steward Realtor. DSRE | Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. THE RIGHT MOVE

INDIALANTIC, FL/OCTOBER 2019 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate is pleased to announce that Realtor® Travis Steward and his clients were featured on Season 6, Episode 7 of HGTV Beach Hunters.  The episode, titled A Place to Call Home in Cape Canaveral, FL aired on Sunday, October 20 at 8:00 PM EST/7:00 PM CST and Monday, October 21 at 3:00 AM EST/2:00 AM CST.

HGTV’s website describes the episode as follows: A family is leaving their inland California home to live on the beach in Cape Canaveral, Florida. They’re seeking oceanfront properties with plenty of indoor and outdoor living space and look to surf, snorkel and relax on the beach.  To see additional information about the episode, visit HGTV’s website at https://www.hgtv.com/shows/beach-hunters/episodes/a-place-to-call-home-in-cape-canaveral-fl.

My team and I were very excited to have been chosen for this very popular show,” Steward said.  “It was a lot of fun for us and for the clients.  Working with the producer and crew of Beach Hunters was an amazing experience.  They were extremely professional and easy to work with.  We’re happy to have been able to be a part of this.” 

Age 22, Steward is believed to be one of the youngest agents to be featured on the series. Growing up on Long Island, Steward was introduced to a diverse real estate market located steps from New York City. His passion for Real Estate began at a young age, earning his real estate license at age 19 during his sophomore year of college. He attended St. John The Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, NY and currently is a Senior at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL pursuing a degree in Political Science. Prior to Real Estate he was a (4) year intern at a leading Fortune 500 Company, an internship he began just two weeks after high school. As a student, intern and real estate associate Steward managed to successfully close $5.3M in sales in his first 20 months as a Licensed Realtor. Now, Steward is a world-class concierge Realtor serving clients in New York, London, and Florida.

In his spare time, Steward enjoys giving back to his community. He is a member of the Belmont Lake Civic Association in Babylon, NY where he currently serves as chairman of the Beautification Committee, an active volunteer for the Town of Babylon Beautification Program where he served as an intern in high school and recently was awarded the programs first annual Distinguished Service Award. He also enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Contact Travis Steward directly at on his cell phone at 321.872.9020; by email at tsteward@sorensenrealestate.com; or on his website at http://www.homeswithtravis.com.  He can also be reached at the company’s Brevard County office located at 436 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903.


DSRE Realtor® Lori Davis lists magnificent Baytree Ocean Villa for sale

Exterior of white, modern home with a pool, outdoor furniture and trees

VERO BEACH, FL/SEPTEMBER 2019– Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales agent Lori Davis has acquired the listing for one of Vero Beach’s most beautifully designed homes, a Villa at Baytree Ocean Villas on Vero Beach’s Barrier Island. The home, located at 8341 Calamandren Way, #27, was designed by world-renowned architect Clemens Bruns Schaub and is listed for $1.65 million.

“This is one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful homes,” Davis said.  “It’s unique with its atypical contemporary design in Vero Beach but especially because the courtyard was designed with gorgeous fig trees that were selected and planted for their unique shape and their stunning look in the evening landscape lighting.  The interior of the house is a rich blend of soft colors, natural lighting and exceptional finishes.  Everyone who walks into this home catches their breath; it’s just that spectacular.”

The 3-bedroom, 3 ½-bath, 3,700+ square foot home is perfectly situated on the east side of A1A, just steps from the beach and Atlantic Ocean.  Built in 1993, the home has been completely renovated by its current owners who have homes in Los Angeles and Barcelona Spain.  All new electric, plumbing, hot water heaters, NEST AC system and HVAC make this home comparable to new construction on the Barrier Island.   

The interior of the home features a marvelous great room with lighted display niches and sand colored wood flooring throughout.  All common area rooms have 16’ ceilings.

The kitchen is awash in light with creamy white cabinets, quartz counter tops imported from Barcelona, Spain, distinctive light fixtures, a wine fridge, oversized island painted in a light sea-foam green and an additional 8’ x 4’ breakfast bar.  Glass-fronted cabinets allow for the display of favorite glassware.  A Kitchen Aid WIFI cooktop, stainless steel fridge and double ovens make the kitchen a chef’s dream.  The living room is appointed with a wood burning fireplace fronted by a custom Venetian plaster floor to ceiling mantel and roughhewn wood beams on the ceiling.

Each of the bedrooms has a private bath, but the master bedroom ensuite is magnificent.  An extra-large shower with marble floor and walls also includes a private view of a landscaped garden area, triple Rubi rain shower heads, double quartz-topped vanities, and a beautiful oval soaker tub. 

The courtyard design of the home allows access to the stunning pool area from every room through impact glass sliders.  The sparkling crystal pool is surrounded with a bevy of outdoor dining and seating areas shaded by palm and fig trees.  Crushed stone paths dotted with bright green grass are a lovely contrast to the blue waters of the pool and fountain.  The patio area was custom designed by Rock City Gardens, known for their beautiful and unique landscaping.

The home also features a den/office, two 2-car garages, and a laundry room with Samsung WIFI washer and dryer.  

The gated community of Baytree Ocean Villas is located in Indian River Shores just south of Vero Beach’s Disney Resort. Amenities for the residents include a clubhouse, four swimming pools (one on the oceanfront), 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, an exercise/fitness room, game room, a library and granted beach access.

Davis, a Realtor® for more than 12 years, is consistently named a Top Producer for DSRE.  Known for her exceptional customer service, she has an outstanding reputation for marketing distinguished properties and the knowledge and expertise to bring buyers and sellers together. Davis is a critical resource for marketing and selling luxury properties in the State of Florida. She is also a Featured Agent on the international LuxuryRealEstate.com website.  

Contact Lori Davis directly at her mobile 772.538.1828; at 772.231.4712; or by e-mail at ldavis@sorensenrealestate.com. Davis can also be reached at the company’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.


Carpenter/Kessel Homeselling Team Named to Real Trends List of America’s Best for 2019

Announcement of Carpenter/Kessel Homeselling Team named to Real Trends list of America's Best for 2019

INDIALANTIC, FL/JULY 2019– Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that the Carpenter /Kessel Homeselling Team has been named to REAL TRENDS List of America’s Best for 2019.  REAL TRENDS follows the residential real estate industry nationwide and highlights the top performers each year. 

The Carpenter/Kessel team was named #1 in their market for transactions with a total of 223 Transactions and #1 in their market for Volume with a total volume of $84,408,350.  The Team was also included in the Top 50 list for the State of Florida including #37 in Florida for Transactions and #45 in Florida for Volume.  With more than 250,000 licensed Realtors® in the State of Florida, that places the Team in the 0.00148% in the State. 

“The Carpenter/Kessel Homeselling Team is an incredible group of Realtors® that continually out performs others,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr.  “This group of highly-motivated, hard working individuals is consistent in their use of innovative advertising and marketing tools as well as utilizing our vast network of worldwide real estate affiliations.   I applaud DeWayne Carpenter, Kirk Kessel and their entire team for once again being named to a very significant real estate list.”

In addition to Carpenter and Kessel, the team also includes Leslie Mink, Julie Larsen, Amy Cevallos, Shalom McGoffin, Shane Burgman, Amy Kalman, Brent Burns, Emily Garry, Sarah Horschel and Jeff Blackstone. 

“We are honored to have been named to such a prestigious list,” said DeWayne Carpenter.  “This is a direct result of the culture of partnership we have created with our team.   We do not use the traditional model of how real estate is practiced; our agents share their knowledge, spheres of influence, contacts and expertise, ensuring our clients better representation and a true competitive edge.  This honor is certainly in large part due to that culture and I congratulate each and every member of our team.” 

Kirk Kessel elaborated further on the team concept.  “In our past lives, we were tech experts, real estate developers, interior decorators, corporate negotiators, digital marketers, community leaders and more. It’s a pool of additional expertise from which every client benefits. By teaming up with our exclusive vendors dubbed the CK Creative, we are able to adopt a fresh and innovative approach to marketing no one else can duplicate. We believe our team is the clear choice for anyone buying or selling a home in our market and globally.”

DeWayne Carpenter can be reached at 321.693.2593 or by email at DC@carpenterkessel.com.  Kirk Kessel can be reached 321-544-9993 or by email at Kirk@CarpenterKessel.com.  The Carpenter/Kessel Team can also be reached at the firm’s office located at 436 5th Avenue in Indialantic, FL.


Dale Sorensen Real Estate Listing Selected as Finalist in HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019

Luxury kitchen and family area with white marble countertops, and high vaulted ceilings

 

VERO BEACH, FL/JUNE 2019– A listing represented by Matilde Sorensen of Dale Sorensen Real Estate has been selected as a finalist in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2019. The Ultimate House Hunt is a month-long online promotion held each year on HGTV.com, featuring extraordinary homes for sale in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Big City Digs, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Homes with a History, Modern Masterpieces, Outdoor Escapes and Waterfront Homes.

All featured homes are represented by members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®. This is the eighth consecutive year HGTV has aligned exclusively with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® for the awards, which run from June 12 through July 17. Last year’s promotion was the most popular in the award’s history, reflecting the continued appeal of extraordinary real estate.

The Dale Sorensen Real Estate listing, which recently sold, was selected by HGTV’s editors as a finalist in the Amazing Kitchens category.  The custom-built lakefront home is located at 1466 River Club Drive in the beautiful River Club at Carlton community.  The open floorplan includes 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths in the main house and 1 bedroom and bath in the guest house.  The kitchen is designed with clean, modern lines and features a large marble topped island, rich gray cabinets, stainless appliances, elegant lighting, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and warm wood floors.  The gorgeous outdoor pool and lanai is accessed by a sea of glass doors lining the living areas.

“I’m so pleased that this home was chosen for such a wonderful promotion,” said Sorensen.  “While the entire home is beautiful, the kitchen really is exceptional.  It’s modern and elegant with a wonderful blend of textures and finishes.  I really hope everyone will go on HGTV.com and vote for one of Vero Beach’s most beautiful kitchens.”

Consumers have the opportunity to tour the 92 homes selected as finalists by viewing photo galleries on HGTV.com and can then cast a vote for their favorite properties. A winner will be chosen in each category based on the highest number of votes received, and an overall favorite will be awarded for the listing receiving the most votes.

The winning homes will receive editorial exposure on HGTV.com, as well as the prestige of being selected as fan favorites. Additional properties will be featured in the Global Homes gallery, boasting homes from ten different countries or territories around the world.  “Inclusion in this promotion gives this home and the Vero Beach community exposure on a national and global level,” said Sorensen.

 

Matilde Sorensen can be reached by phone at 772.532.0010, via email at msorensen@sorensenrealestate.com or at the firm’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, 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. Recognized as the top luxury real estate firm in the markets they serve, 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 2018 sales of over $715M in the markets they serve which includes Indian River County, Brevard County, St. Lucie County and surrounding areas.  In celebration of the company’s 40th anniversary, 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.

 


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JUNE 2019 TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations June Top Producers DSRE Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. THE RIGHT MOVE

– THE RAASVELDT GROUP –
Downtown Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

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

– JOAN COOKS –
A1A Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– KIERAN HICKEY –
A1A Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– RITA CURRY TEAM –
Cardinal Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

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


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE JUNE 2019 TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations June Top Producers Dale Sorensen Real Estate INC The Right Move

– STEPHANIE MOSS DANDRIDGE –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– DEBBIE HARRIS-CALDWELL –
Indialantic Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

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

– SHEILA BONVALLAT –
Cocoa Village Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– THE KIM TILLET TEAM –
Cocoa Village Office Team: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

– TRAVIS STEWARD –
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– LUCY BIERLEIN –
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– JOEL & BARBARA STRADTNER –
Suntree Team: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE OPENS OFFICE ON NORTH HUTCHINSON ISLAND

Exterior of Dale Sorensen North Hutchinson Island office with small parking lot and tall palm trees

 

VERO BEACH, FL/ JUNE 2019 – Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce the company has opened a new office on North Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County. The property, located at 3211 N Hwy A1A, North Hutchinson Island, will be the company’s eighth office on the Treasure and Space coasts in Florida.  Located on the West side of A1A, conveniently placed between the Intra-Coastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, the office opened in mid- January.

“We’re very excited for the opportunity to open a location on North Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner of DSRE. “We have wanted to have a presence on North Hutchinson Island (NHI) for several years now.  We have many agents who are committed to the market this opportunity provides and eager to provide the clients in this area with the DSRE experience.  This move will allow us to expand our footprint in the ever-growing waterfront real estate market in Florida.”

DSRE, ranked the #1 real estate company on the Treasure and Space Coasts by Real Trends, has eight main offices, including 4 in Indian River and St. Lucie Counties (Cardinal Drive, North A1A, Downtown Vero Beach, North Hutchinson Island and Sebastian) and 3 in Brevard County (Indialantic, Viera/Suntree and Cocoa Village).  They have five satellite offices including a Sea Oaks Beach & Tennis Club, Oak Harbor, Sebastian, a kiosk at Melbourne International Airport and a kiosk at 3101 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach.  The company reported 2018 sales of $715 combined in Indian River County, Brevard County and surrounding areas.

For more information, contact Dale Sorensen Real Estate at 772.231.4712, via email at info@sorensenrealestate.com or at the firm’s office located at 3206 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963.


BREVARD DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE MAY 2019 TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations May Top Producers DSRE Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc. THE RIGHT MOVE

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

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

– SHEILA BONVALLAT –
Cocoa Village Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– THE KIM TILLET TEAM –
Cocoa Village Office Team: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

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

– LUCY BIERLEIN –
Suntree Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings