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.


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


Dale Sorensen Real Estate welcomes sales associate Colleen Liebert

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

Colleen began her real estate career early in life.  After 58 years in Kentucky, she moved to the Treasure Coast, landing in Vero Beach to enjoy her late husband’s retirement. Colleen’s background and experience have given her a deep understanding of all facets of real estate, from building brick and mortar properties to helping people find a dream home.  Her story reads like a novel about a true hard-working, American family. 

Colleen became very knowledgeable about residential real estate growing up in the family’s real estate business in Kentucky.  Her grandfather built the first commercial strip center in Jefferson County in 1954. For years, Colleen did the accounting and office management for the operation and was licensed to sell real estate in 1974. Her husband began developing shopping centers for the business and she took over managing those properties, writing the leases, and dealing with the tenants. After the back to back deaths of her beloved husband and father, Colleen sold her shares of the business to her siblings in 2010 and retired. She decided to live out her husband’s dream of retiring in Vero Beach. Eventually, she again became involved in buying, managing and selling properties and obtained her Florida license in 2018.    This 180-degree view of all aspects of real estate, from building and developing, to reading and managing rental agreements and contracts, to property management, means that she is able to aptly assist her customers as they transition throughout the real estate process. While licensed to sell real estate in Florida, she still maintains her broker’s license in Kentucky.

Colleen makes her customers’ properties a priority, using the many exclusive marketing and advertising tools provided by Dale Sorensen Real Estate to market their properties locally and globally.  Using market research and local real estate trends, Colleen helps her customers to price their properties for sale in order to achieve the fastest sale at the highest price point.  

Colleen loves living in Vero Beach where every day is paradise.  “I love the charming, small town feel of Vero Beach, yet it has all the amenities you would find in a much a larger community,” Colleen said.  “We enjoy first rate museums, art galleries, restaurants, shopping and more. Outdoor sports are varied here with boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking, and paddle boarding at the top of the list.  I love being able to help others learn about our wonderful community and find their dream home here, just like I did.”

She is a member of Impact 100, and is a former board member of the Children’s Home Society.  Her passion though is an idea she has to buy or build a home for the area’s homeless women. “I know that the American dream is to own a home, but to these homeless women and children, just being able to sleep safely, in a bed, is a dream to them. I have goal to make this a reality for them, not just a dream.”

In her free time, Colleen enjoys cooking, boating and visiting her daughters and grandchildren. Contact Colleen on her cell phone at 502.551.2548; via email at cliebert@sorensenrealestate.com; or visit her at her office located at 1961 14th Avenue, in Historic Downtown Vero Beach, FL.


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE MAY TOP PRODUCERS

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

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

– STACEY MORABITO –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

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

– DAVID DECKER –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings & Closed Sales

– JENNIFER MARTIN –
sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM –
Sebastian Office: Highest Dollar Volume of 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


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE OCTOBER TOP PRODUCERS

Congratulations October Top Producers | Dale Sorensen Real Estate THE RIGHT MOVE

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

– AGGIE SZYMANSKA –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– THE WESTOVER TEAM –
CARDINAL OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales & New Listings

– THE RAASVELDT GROUP –
DOWNTOWN Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales & New Listings

– ROBIN BURGARELLA –
SEBASTIAN OFFICE: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM –
SEBASTIAN OFFICE : Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales


IRC DALE SORENSEN REAL ESTATE AUGUST 2019 TOP PRODUCERS

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

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

– David Decker –
Downtown Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– SALLY WOODS –
A1A Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– BEVERLY CAMBRON –
A1A Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– CLIFF LAMB –
Cardinal Office: Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

– LORI DAVIS –
Cardinal Office: Highest Dollar Volume of New Listings

– ASHLEIGH LOVELL TEAM –
SEBASTIAN OFFICE : Highest Dollar Volume of Closed Sales

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

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DSRE Sales Agent Jennifer Bailey named Rookie of the Year by REALTORS® Association of Indian River County

Congratulations Jennifer Bailey DSRE

Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE) is pleased to announce that sales agent Jennifer Bailey has been named Rookie of the Year by the REALTORS® Association of Indian River County. Bailey was also installed as a director to the organization’s Board of Directors. She joins DSRE Managing Broker Jim Goldsmith who is beginning his second year on the Board. Each will serve on the Board for a term of two years.

“Jennifer is an extremely talented and knowledgeable Realtor®,” said Dale Sorensen, Jr., Managing Partner for DSRE. “She has worked for our company for almost ten years and has taken on various leadership roles and duties, learning how she can help agents and this company grow. She continues to manage our in-house technology, as well as programs for new sales agents. Congratulations to her and to Jim for being appointed to the Board for a second term.”

According to the RAIRC, 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 REALTORS® 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 REALTORS® spirit in their efforts. The nominees are selected by a nominating committee and then voted on by their peers.

“I’m honored to have been chosen as Rookie of the Year,” said Bailey. “And I’m excited to begin my term as a director. The REALTORS® Association of Indian River County offers a number of classes, certifications and designations to help local Realtors® advance in their field. I’m constantly learning more about the real estate industry and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with others just beginning in this field as well as helping to bring awareness of the organization.”

Bailey, who is also the company’s Innovation and Technology Manager, has been a licensed Realtor® for eight years. She has been named a member of the REALTORS® Honor Society in 2016 & 2017 recognizing her service, time and talent contributions to the Local, State and National REALTORS® organizations. has successfully completed the e-PRO® Certification Program and has been awarded the e-PRO® Certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

Bailey can be reached by phone at 772.559.5524 or by email at jbailey@sorensenrealestate.com. She can be reached at the company’s office located at 1961 14th Avenue in historic downtown Vero Beach, FL 32960