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Newsletter                            October, 2018

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The car carriers are arriving and residents are returning from summer holidays.  It is exciting to see old friends and meet some new people too as the pace of activity picks up.  Start booking dinner reservations and tee times!

We have long been charmed by the grandeur and elegance of The Breakers Hotel.  This iconic hotel is a featured article in this Newsletter.  Learn more about this treasured landmark and how to take a tour highlighting its history and architecture.

And of course don't forget to read about our featured property and BallenIsles YTD Sales.

Have fun.
Laura & Tana

Featured Property
107B Palm Point Circle

This unique condo will knock your socks off! Saturnia marble floors, expanded one-level Great Room with hurricane impact sliding doors, a true cook's kitchen with new GE appliances including induction range and Samsung Microwave/induction oven, amazing granite and wood cabinets with pullouts, the library has wood flooring and a stunning built-in, custom closets throughout, central vac, plantation shutters, master bath with cherry cabinetry, frameless shower door, extra storage and fabulous granite, laundry with new washer & dryer and granite countertop, extensive crown molding and much more! Ideally located in the heart of BallenIsles with a separate neighborhood pool and within easy walking distance of all the luxury amenities of the Club.   Buyer purchase of a golf equity membership ($130,000) required.



Things To Do
The Breakers Hotel  

In January of 1896, Henry Flagler opened his second hotel in Palm Beach, which he named the Palm Beach Inn. It was a simple and unpretentious hotel overlooking the ocean a quarter mile from Flagler's luxurious Hotel Royal Poinciana. During an expansion project in 1903, the Palm Beach Inn caught fire and was destroyed. By 1906 it was rebuilt and renamed The Breakers Hotel and opened to universal acclaim. Room rates started at four dollars a night, and included three meals a day. The guest register read like a "Who's Who" of early twentieth century America - Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, Astors, Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan vacationed alongside United States presidents and European nobility. On March 18, 1925, twelve years after Flagler's death, tragedy struck The Breakers once again when another fire destroyed the all-wood structure. Mrs. Flagler's family, who had inherited the Flagler System, were determined to build the world's finest resort as a testament to Henry Flagler's vision. The new resort would be constructed where the old hotel once stood. The notable New York-based architectural firm of Schultze & Weaver were invited to design The Breakers resort we know today. The Villa Medici in Rome was the inspiration for the new hotel's facade. The Breakers reopened for the 1926-27 Season, and featured more than 400 guest rooms that overlooked the ocean, sumptuous public spaces, and world-class amenities. Today, The Breakers remains an impressive masterpiece of Gilded Age luxury and one of the world's great resorts.

The Flagler Museum offers tours of The Breakers that explore the hotel's history, and the architectural precedents of its impressive public rooms. April 7 through November 17, 2018 Tours are available on Saturdays only.  November 27, 2018 through April 16, 2019, Tours are available Tuesday and Saturdays.
 
The Flagler Museum
One Whitehall Way 
Palm Beach, FL 33480 
(561) 655-2833 


REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales

It is shaping up to a successful year with 55 sold properties.  Inventory continues to slowly creep up with 62 properties currently on the market.  We also expect to see a further rise in inventory as seasonal residents return and begin to reassess their real estate needs.  Please contact us for a confidential discussion relating to your goals and an informative Comparative Market Analysis.
BallenIsles Sales - 2018*  
 

#

ADDRESS

BR

BA

    SOLD $

    ORIG. $

   DATE

MKT TIME

1

112 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.5

   $208,000

   $299,900

01/05/2018

139

2

126 ORCHID CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $605,000

   $659,000

01/12/2018

196

3

337 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $300,000

   $359,000

01/16/2018

124

4

124 SUNSET COVE LANE

4

2.5

   $325,000

   $365,000

01/19/2018

107

5

112 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $500,000

   $549,000

01/22/2018

5

6

43 SAINT THOMAS

5

5.5

$1,565,000

$1,795,000

01/31/2018

584

7

309 SUNSET BAY LANE

4

3.0

   $487,500

   $499,000

02/28/2018

64

8

116 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $601,486

   $750,000

02/28/2018

25

9

111D PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

3.0

   $320,000

   $409,000

03/01/2018

436

10

124 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

5

5.0

$1,073,493

$1,299,000

03/07/2018

242

11

54 ST GEORGE PLACE

4

4.5

$1,125,000

$1,199,000

03/15/2018

381

12

128 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.5

   $270,000

   $349,000

03/19/2018

91

13

1044 GRAND ISLE TERRACE

5

6.5

$1,300,000

$1,399,000

03/20/2018

48

14

105 VICTORIA BAY COURT

3

2.5

   $365,000

   $429,000

03/28/2018

198

15

126 CORAL CAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $365,000

   $399,000

04/05/2018

15

16

123B PALM BAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $400,000

   $425,000

04/05/2018

100

17

121C PALM BAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $410,000

   $490,000

04/05/2018

184

18

32 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $735,410

   $825.000

04/05/2018

21

19

38 BERMUDA LAKE DRIVE

4

3.5

   $655,000

   $725,000

04/05/2018

180

20

110 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

3.5

   $650,000

   $749,000

04/10/2018

144

21

20 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.5

$1,050,000

$1,149,000

04/12/2018

161

22

162 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

4.5

$1,040,000

$1,099,000

04/12/2018

74

23

337 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $475,000

   $499,000

04/19/2018

16

24

205 SUNSET BAY COURT

3

2.5

   $310,000

   $350,000

04/20/2018

11

25

123 VINTAGE ISLE LANE

3

3.0

   $650,000

   $769,000

04/20/2018

99

26

112 GRAND PALM WAY

3

3.5

$1,295,000

$1,350,000

0/23/2018

30

27

28 SAINT JAMES DRIVE

3

3.0

   $905,000

   $985,000

04/25/2018

198

28

150 BANYAN ISLE DRIVE

3

3.5

   $650,000

   $689,000

04/7/2018

43

29

50 SOMERSET DRIVE

3

4.0

   $749,000

   $749,000

04/30/2018

9

30

25 ST JAMES DRIVE

3

4.5

   $825,000

   $999,999

05/01/2018

139

31

1030 GRAND ISLE TERRACE

3

5.5

   $739,325

$1,099,000

05/02/2018

173

32

123D PALM BAY TERRACE

3

3.0

   $420,000

   $525,000

05/02/2018

266

33

103 VICTORIA BAY COURT

3

2.5

   $367,000

   $399,000

05/03/2018

127

34

121 PEMBROKE DRIVE

4

4.0

$1,165,000

$1,150,000

05/10/2018

20

35

104 SAINT MARTIN DRIVE

4

4.5

$1,083,776

$1,395,000

05/11/2018

688

36

134 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

3.0

   $290,000

   $385,000

05/22/2018

109

37

106 EMERALD KEY LANE

3

3.0

   $445,000

   $475,000

05/25/2018

97

38

121 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

4.5

   $450,000

   $579,000

05/25/2018

237

39

138 PEMBROKE DRIVE

3

4.0

   $793,000

   $839,000

05/30/2018

14

40

112 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

2.5

   $475,000

   $575,000

05/30/2018

254

41

124 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

3

2.0

   $272,500

   $334,900

05/30/2018

323

42

339 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

2

2.5

   $235,000

   $299,000

05/31/2018

8

43

111 SUNSET COVE LANE

3

2.0

   $249,000

   $299,000

05/31/2018

215

44

110D PALM POINT CIRCLE

3

3.0

   $325,000

   $375,000

05/31/2018

230

45

113 SAN MARCO DRIVE

3

3.0

   $585,000

   $700,000

05/31/2018

258

46

148 ISLE DRIVE

3

3.0

   $280,000

   $300,000

06/22/2018

2

47

133 WINDWARD DRIVE

3

4.5

   $385,000

   $650,000

06/29/2018

286

48

127 ISLAND COVE WAY

3

3.5

   $600,000

   $648,000

06/29/2018

32

49

139 SAN MARCO DRIVE

3

3.5

   $675,000

   $775,000

06/29/2018

164

50

64 ST JAMES DRIVE

3

4.0

   $660,000

   $849,000

07/06/2018

237

51

134 GRAND PALM WAY

5

6.5

$1,840,000

$1,925,000

08/06/2018

33

52

318 SUNSET BAY LANE

3

2.5

   $211,500

   $299,000

08/06/2018

295

53

102 SUNSET BAY DRIVE

4

3.0

   $260,000

   $350,000

08/09/2018

143

54

110 WINDSOR POINTE DRIVE

3

4.5

   $968,000

$1,000,000

08/17/2018

0

55

110 COCONUT KEY COURT

3

3.0

$1,035,000

$1,035,000

08/31/2018

12


*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 10/06/18.     
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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