Sunday, July 15, 2012

On July 13, 2012, Ballen Isles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens notified Realtors that their Board of Directors approved a resolution to facilitate the ability to purchase a Full Equity Membership, Sports Equity Membership or Upgrade to Full Equity Membership on an installment plan.  Membership seller must accept installment payments and seller will be guaranteed their installment payment by the Club.  
Members can upgrade to Full equity Membership based on the difference between the current prices of equity and initiation vs. paying the difference between what the Member originally paid and the current price of Full Equity Membership and Initiation, giving a substantial savings to those who purchased their existing membership at a lower price.  For more information contact Rosie Slocum, Director of Membership at 561-627-3372.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Artist Ian Ross was challenged by Google to create a mural bringing the outdoors in for Google's new Mountain View, CA office wing.  
His unique "organic style" brings into the office the tranquility of nature.  
As people view these images, the large deer looking directly at them and the smaller ones not aware anyone is there, onlookers realize that perhaps they are in no normal place. They have now entered into a space in which artists are at play and where anything can happen.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


In 1919 Addison Mizner built the legendary landmarked Louwana estate at 473 N County Road in Palm Beach.  With 12 bedrooms, 12 full and 3 half baths, this magnificent estate, one of the Great Houses of Palm Beach, is on the waterfront.  This majestically picturesque  home is on a sprawling 1.5 acres has 11,074 living sq ft. and has four interior levels and elevator.  Staff quarters are included.

On the west side of the house there is a salt water pool set in a walled courtyard and floral and rose gardens.  A 2-story tower on the ocean has a living room, bedroom and ladies and men’s baths.  There are 150’ of beautiful direct private beachfront.

Living Room measures a sumptuous 36’ x 24’, has a fireplace and wood floor and ceiling.  Ocean views are spectacular.  Wood ceiling continues into the 32’x18’ dining room which has sets of French doors that open to patio, lawn and ocean.  Floor is tile.    Den also has fireplace, wood ceiling and windows on ocean.

Master bedroom, 30’x24’,with blue walls, has stunning parnoamic ocean view through a series of windows.   Kitchen is 16’x14’.  A guest house, pool house and cabana with a living room, bedroom and his ‘ hers bathrooms,  3-car garage, 4 fireplaces, a tennis court and elevator are also on the property.

Originally listed at $28MM in June 2011, the list price is now $26MM.  The house is an enduring legend of architectural and historic significance.  The home has remained in the possession of the family that originally built it. 

Friday, July 6, 2012


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