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Newsletter                            March, 2018

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We are loving the balmy Florida Spring weather and congratulating ourselves for choosing to reside in such a fabulous locale.  The trees are flowering, the birds are singing and sunshine fills our days.  We are fortunate indeed.      

Laura saw an incredible exhibit now on at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach and thought an article on this phenomenal museum would be of interest.  And see for yourself the breathtaking art of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave at Fashioning Art from Paper exhibit.

And of course, keep up with Real Estate Trends and property news from BallenIsles sales overview and Featured Property section..  

Have fun you all!
Laura & Tana


Featured Property
116 Victoria Bay Court

Fabulous wide water views from this three bedroom, three bath, pool home located in beautiful Victoria Bay, a small enclave of 28 homes, close to a gated entrance and children's playground.   Features include open living and dining areas with a private garden.  The master suite has a large master bath, two generous walk-in closets and a lovely lake views. The open kitchen and family room also enjoy a view of the lake.  A second bedroom located in the front of the home offers privacy and its own bath. A third bedroom has French doors makes an ideal office/ bedroom combination.   An especially wide lot with side yard plus a full two car garage and separate golf cart garage are extra features.  Its ready for your personal touch and full of possibilities.  A full golf membership purchase ($120,000) is required.  
 
 

Things to Do
The Society of the Four Arts
 
The Society of the Four Arts was founded in 1936 to offer quality cultural programming to the growing resort community of Palm Beach. Each season, The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programming, including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art exhibitions. The campus is home to beautiful sculpture and botanical gardens, a library and children's library, and a state-of-the-art educational facility. The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity and all programs are open to the public.

The Esther B. O'Keeffe Gallery Building, designed by famed architect Addison Mizner, is home to a gallery that features a diverse and ever-changing schedule of traveling art exhibitions. The building also includes a 700-seat auditorium with top-of-the-line sound and lighting for concerts, lectures and films. The auditorium is home to the popular live broadcasts of Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD and National Theatre of London productions, offered throughout the season.
The Four Arts King Library boasts a collection of more than 70,000 publications, periodicals, DVDs and other media. Lively book discussion groups take place several times a month and are open to the public at no charge. The library serves as the town library for Palm Beach, but memberships with borrowing privileges are available to all book lovers whether they live on the island or not.

The Children's Library invites children and families to borrow books and use computers free of charge. A free story time program is offered twice a week for preschool-aged children and special events for children of all ages are offered throughout the year. In addition to enjoying stories and singing songs, children participate in games and crafts to complement the story time theme of the day.

The Four Arts Botanical Gardens are demonstration gardens designed in 1938 to help new arrivals to South Florida who were struggling with gardening in the state's tropical climate. Seven demonstration gardens illustrate different styles of landscaping and information on drought and heat tolerant plants.  Adjacent to the botanical gardens is the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, which showcases carefully selected sculptures in an outdoor museum-like setting. With welcoming pergolas and a large garden pavilion, the Hulitar Sculpture Garden has become a top destination for visitors to South Florida. The gardens are open seven days a week, and there is no charge for admission. 
 
Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper
Saturday, January 27 through Sunday, April 15, 2018
Five hundred years of fashion are explored in the breathtaking art of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Painting and manipulating mere paper, she creates historic fashions that are trompe l'oeil masterpieces. Each sculpture is inspired by depictions found in early European paintings or fashion collections from around the world. Rarely seen in the U.S., this exhibition presents quintessential examples in the history of fashion-from the Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Queen Elizabeth I, to the creations of the grand couturiers of the 20th century such as Charles Frederick Worth and Paul Poiret.
 
2 4 Arts Plaza  
Palm Beach 
(561) 655-7226

REAL ESTATE TRENDS BI moongate
BallenIsles Sales

With the Clubhouse Expansion/Renovation Project well underway, BallenIsles will continue to boast of its luxurious lifestyle and first class amenities catering to all interests.  And as the BallenIsles Real Estate Market nears its peak selling season, it is hard not to be confident in our community's vitality.  Our area has been buoyed by a record tourist season, equity recovery by households that held onto assets during the market downturn, consumer confidence in our driver markets, pent-up demand and IRS tax changes for 2018.
Call us!  We can make your Real Estate dreams a reality.
                                                                  
BALLENISLES SALES YTD*  

#
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
 
*This representation is based on data supplied by the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches or its Multiple Listing Services thru 3/07/2018.    
Laura Cole & Tana Gaskill
561.758.8625      561.389.6838

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