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By Allan Erps | Agent in Nanuet, NY

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Palm Beach, Agent2Agent in Palm Beach, Celebrity Homes in Palm Beach  |  May 17, 2012 3:52 PM  |  1,172 views  |  No comments

    “Million Dollar Listing New York” broker buys Palm Beach pied-à-terre

    Michael Lorber, son of Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, lands $1.3M property

    May 17, 2012

    By Katherine Clarke

    chael Lorber and 241 Orange Grove Road

    Michael Lorber, star of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing New York” and son of Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber, has splurged on his very own Palm Beach pad following the season finale of his hit show, he told The Real Deal today.

    Lorber paid $1.3 million for his new digs at 241 Orange Grove Road, he said, buying it from a company that owns and rents out hundreds of homes in South Florida. The asking price was $1.49 million.

    “I own homes in Nantucket, Boston and New York,” Lorber told The Real Deal, but nothing in Florida until now. “I hope to spend holidays there.”

    The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house totals 1,597 square feet. Built in 1952, it was renovated in 2003 and features a swimming pool in the back garden. It also comes with direct access to the beach.

    Senada Adžem, director of Douglas Elliman Florida’s Boca Raton division, represented Lorber, while Samantha Curry of Fite Shavell & Associates listed the property. The deal closed last week.

    Adžem said there was an added pressure representing her boss’ son: “I had to make sure he got the best possible price,” she said.

    Since childhood, Lorber has spent winters with his family on Fisher Island in Miami Beach, but this will be the first Florida home he owns personally, he said.

    The Elliman broker was drawn to Palm Beach because he has many friends in the area, he said. The home’s proximity to the Palm Beach Country Club and to Stubbs & Wooten, the retailers of the famed handmade slipper he wears on “Million Dollar Listing,” were also deciding factors, he joked.

    He’s enlisted a friend who used to work for Ralph Lauren to help upgrade the home’s design, which he said in need of some cosmetic retouching.

    While based primarily in New York, Lorber is currently vacationing in New England, he said, for the opening of Cru, a new oyster bar and seafood hangout overlooking Nantucket harbor, which he invested in with some friends. He will begin filming the second season of “Million Dollar Listing New York” later this year.


    Posted Under: Agent2Agent in Palm Beach, Remodel & Renovate in Palm Beach  |  May 4, 2012 4:04 AM  |  1,870 views  |  No comments

    A Koi pond, Olympic swimming pool and NO golf greens: Elin Nordegren's lavish plans for her dream home in Florida revealed

    By Paul Thompson

     3 May 2012

       After the most turbulent time in her life, Tiger Wood's ex wife is planning is making sure she is able to relax.

      Work on Elin Nordegren's new oceanfront home in Florida has begun and plans reveal she is having a Zen-like Koi pond built in the garden.

      There will also be waterfalls, a spa and an Olympic sized swimming pool. There's no mention of any golfing facilities.

      Enlarge Before: Elin Nordegren decided to demolish this $12 million Florida mansion

      Before: Elin Nordegren decided to demolish this $12 million Florida mansion

      After: Tiger Wood's ex made room for her dream home to be built

      After: Tiger Wood's ex made room for her dream home to be built

      Details of the plans for the garden were reportedly filed by Palm Beach based landscape designers E.S. Unlimited.

      A spokesman for the company declined to comment when asked about being hired by Nordegren to design the garden at her 21,000sq ft home.

      Zen: Elin is having a Koi pond built into her property

      Zen: Elin is having a Koi pond built into her property

      Nordegren, 34, who received a $100m divorce settlement after divorcing her golf star husband 18 months ago following his multiple affairs, is having a new 21,000sq ft home built in North Palm Beach.

      She had bought a 1932 built house for $12.2m - but promptly knocked the property down to make way for an ultra modern house that will include a wine room, gym and theatre.

      Her master bedroom suite will be 1,200 sq ft and enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean

      The Swedish born former nanny was criticised for destroying the property but she insisted it would have taken too much work to restore the home which was not hurricane proof and infested with bugs.

      Nordegren gave Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, a month to go through the structure and salvage tens of thousands of dollars worth of cabinets, hardware and fixtures.

      Demolition of the property began in January and has been completed.

      Her ex-husband has a new home about 30 miles away in Jupiter that until his multiple affairs ended his marriage was going to be the family home for his daughter Sam and son Charlie.

      Woods, who has struggled to retain the form that made him the world's No 1 golfer, has yet to move into the $50m property.

      Ex: Elin with her former husband Tiger Woods in 2006

      Ex: Elin with her former husband Tiger Woods in 2006

      Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2138489/Elin-Nordegrens-lavish-plans-dream-home-Florida-revealed.html#ixzz1tthrd4UT

      Posted Under: Market Conditions in Palm Beach, Home Buying in Palm Beach, Celebrity Homes in Palm Beach  |  December 23, 2011 6:31 AM  |  3,352 views  |  No comments

      Jimmy Buffett buys Palm Beach home

      December 22, 2011

      309 Garden Road

      Singer Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane have purchased a home in Palm Beach for $4.95 million. The property, which is located at 309 Garden Road, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Corcoran broker Jim McCann was the listing broker on the home, which had an asking price of $5.2 million. The seller was Caye Hoffmaster. The Buffetts, who sold their home in Palm Beach last year for $18.5 million, were represented by Denise Hanley of Denise A. Hanley. [Palm Beach Daily News]

      Tags: Corcoran denise hanley jim mccann jimmy buffett

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