Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (PRWEB) September 25, 2014
In June 2014, Spring Island appointed the #1 real estate company throughout the mainland private communities in Bluffton, Gateway Realty, to showcase luxury homes on the island and homesites available still available to build a generational home. One of a kind Spring Island is timeless. The perfect place to get lost and find hidden joy. The southern architecture captures the romance of historical plantations and coastal cottages. Homes on waterfront bluffs or tucked in the woods have wrap around porches and welcoming entrances. Spring Island was recognized with an Award of Excellence in 2001 from the Urban Land Institute. What makes Spring Island unique from other Lowcountry real estate developments:
LOW DENSITY – Protecting an Unspoiled Island
Following in the footsteps of Americas great leaders who designated trophy properties such Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon as US national parks, the developers of Spring Island followed suit changing the islands original master-plan from 5,500 homes spread across 3,000 acres to only 400 Spring Island homes. Spring Island is a preserved and protected paradise.
Narrow roads weave through the private island shaded by hundred year old, cathedral like live oak trees. Spring Islands forest is one of the largest live oak forests in the country. Long driveways often lead to elegant coastal cottages and spacious waterfront homes. The scenery changes by the hour as the tides fluctuate exposing oyster beds and the marshland. Spring Island has 36 fresh and saltwater ponds on the island providing beautiful wildlife habitats and fishing holes. As secluded as you can feel, the island was also designed with pampering amenities which blend into the landscape.
SPORTSMANS PARADISE – A Life Lived Outdoors
From bird watching to guided fishing excursions, residents at Spring Island have just about everything within their community that caters to an active lifestyle. Structured sports include golf, tennis, croquet, horseback riding, fitness classes and hunting. Links magazine named Spring Island one of the Best of the Best private golf communities in its Premier Properties Guide. Free spirited, more independent sports include kayaking, biking, hiking, and sporting clays. The communitys sporting clay course was designed by Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Carlisle.
Spring Islands 32 mile extensive trail system crisscrosses the island. Whether folks choose to explore it on a bike, by foot or on a horse, the lushness of the island is mesmerizing and is the perfect place to reconnect with the great outdoors. The place to sport a camera and binoculars. This coastal South Carolina communitys Nature Center is an educational institution for residents, and activities range from bird-song seminars to nocturnal owl prowls to something as advanced as our 12-week Master Naturalist Course. The center is a mini-zoo, museum and classroom where families can learn about the nature all around them. More than 600 species of plants have been cataloged on the island.
COMMUNITY GARDEN – Farm to Table Deliciousness
Imagine fields of fresh produce and herbs at a family’s finger tips. A field of dreams for gardeners. Thats what residents find at Spring Island. The community has created year round organic gardens sprouting farm to table vegetables and fruits for everyone. Residents save time and money picking produce within the neighborhood. Spring Islands two onsite restaurants feature farm to table produce from the communitys gardens.
ART BARN – Lifelong Learning on the Island
From art workshops to nature lectures, Spring Islands Art Barn is the communitys campus for lifelong learning. More than a classroom, the workshop area is designed with equipment for pottery, painting and more. The Spring Island Trust hosts 25 visiting artists and lecturers a year teaching residents about art, nature, photography and sculpture. The community also enjoys off-site trips and tours which include nature exploration in the Lowcountry or trips to the mountains. Often times, new property owners discover a hidden talent they didnt know they had as they explore the art world and natures canvas at Spring Island. The Spring Island Trust has acquired more than 165 pieces of art gifted to the trust over the years by notable artists such as Linda Fantuzzo, Brian Rutenberg, Joellyn Duesberry, Lois Dodd, Michael Karas and more. The artwork is displayed throughout the islands buildings.
ARCHITECTURE – Creating a Sense of Peace and Belonging
Homes on Spring Island are often built with window to ceiling glass to capture the incredible beauty of the marshland. New coastal cottages are designed to blend in with nature using natural elements. Docks on the river with adirondack chairs are the sweetest place to watch colorful sunsets and listen to the clicking of the oysters as the tide recedes on the tidal marshes.
Prospective buyers have the option of choosing wooded, marsh, paddock, golf or deepwater lots on the Colleton River, Callawassie Creek or Chechessee River to build a home. This Lowcountry real estate development has approximately 264 homes built to date of the 400 planned. Many of them have been featured in architectural and interior design magazines. Homes at Spring Island reflect Federal, Greek Revival and Northeastern architecture.
Take a peek at Spring Island homes
One of the homes currently on the market is a classically designed Lowcountry cottage that says “Welcome” each time you drive down the winding oak shrouded driveway. Located in the highly desired Bonny Shore neighborhood this home offers perhaps the most expansive marsh view of any home on Spring Island. its proximity to acres of pecan orchard and the Bonny Shore Gazebo make this a perfect place for family and friends to gather. The nationally known firm of Allison Ramsey designed this home with comfort, style and visitors in mind.
The spacious master bedroom is located on the first floor and the second floor has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with its own sitting area. The perfect suite for the extended family or old friends. The living area and kitchen overlook the marsh and open onto a wonderful Carolina Room, which is a perfect area for entertaining or relaxing after a busy day.
Custom built by Paragon Construction, this Spring Island home has been lovingly maintained. There is an unfinished room over the garage that has been plumbed and would be ideal for an additional guest suite or for a hobby room. The home is priced at $ 975k.
Folks whod prefer to customize their home have dozens of homesites to choose from beginning in the mid $ 100ks.
For those searching for a coastal South Carolina community to find a generational home and build a legacy, contact John Strother at Spring Island to arrange a visit at 843-227-2530.
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Arthur Rutenberg Homes opened a new fully furnished and professionally decorated model home built by Andrew Arthur Homes, an independent franchisee of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. The Asheville is Arthur Rutenberg Homes newest model home in Ohio and is located in Liberty Townships Carriage Hill community.
The model home illustrates what todays buyers demand in luxury home building; inspired design combined with function and value. The home encompasses an open, easy flowing design & large inviting living areas. This home features a large open kitchen with two level island & hidden walk-in pantry. The great room has a 12′ folding glass door that brings the outside in. The 1st floor owner’s suite has a beautiful ceiling detail, scenic wooded views & a large walk in closet. The master suite bath features an oversized walk-in shower, multi-height vanities & free standing soaking tub. The open spaces of this 6588 sq. ft., 5 Bedroom, 5 full 2 half Bath with an expansive Bonus Room home create a relaxing environment, enhanced throughout with stylish details that make this home one of a kind.
Located at 6197 Carriage Oak Way., in Liberty Township, OH, the Asheville model home is situated in Carriage Hill, a master planned community with seven beautiful neighborhoods, walking paths and trails, lakes and ponds, beautiful landscaping and club and pool facilities.
The model home is part of Cincinnatis 52nd Homearama home showcase from July 12th-27th. Tickets are available at the entrance.
The model home will open to the public July 28th. It will be open daily Monday Thursday, 11am 6pm, and Friday-Sunday 11pm-5pm.
Learn more about this model and other Arthur Rutenberg Homes in greater Cincinnati, OH. Call Ian Rife at (513) 600-4638.
About Arthur Rutenberg Homes and Andrew Arthur Homes, LLC.
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Passion and Communication are what sets our team apart from all the rest. Building a new home should be a positive experience and our team strives in everything we do to make sure of that. Our team takes years of industry and local knowledge and merges it with the legendary home design and resources of Arthur Rutenberg Homes.
Franchise owner Andy Temmel and Building Company President Ian Rife bring over fifty years of combined experience and a long tradition of building in Cincinnati to Andrew Arthur Homes, LLC., and independently owner and operated franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes.
Ian spent over a decade with a major national homebuilder learning the necessary disciplines to be successful in the home building industry. Ian is able to communicate with our customers like very few other custom builders- providing the proper patience and temperament to get the job done right so that our customers enjoy the process of building their new home.
Andy spent many years running large regional and national home building organizations prior to starting his own homebuilding company in Cincinnati. Many of the homes Andy has built in Madeira, Montgomery and other top areas of Cincinnati are referrals from other satisfied homeowners. With the strength and support that the Arthur Rutenberg Homes corporate team provides, combined with Ian and Andys local knowledge, we are confident customers will have a great home buying experience.
We can customize from our Arthur Rutenberg collection of homes, work from customer plans or design build any home. When customers sit down with members of our team they will immediately realize what a great experience it is to build a new home with us.
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Arthur Rutenberg has been a respected name in homebuilding since 1953, when he built his first home upon the four cornerstones that would make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibility.
Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. is one of the largest networks of independently owned and operated homebuilding companies in the nation, with franchised homebuilders throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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Eight new e-Scripts from Pulitzer Prize Winner Nilo Cruz have been added to the growing library of titles available on the Scene Partner? WebStore for use in the Scene Partner App. Resulting from the worldwide e-Script agreement between Dramatists Play Service and MyTheaterApps.com, the titles by Mr. Cruz are available to actors and theaters for use in memorizing lines and mounting future theatrical productions of his plays.
The new e-Scripts from Mr. Cruz include:
Anna in the Tropics
Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A poignant and poetic play set in Florida in 1929 in a CubanAmerican cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination.
“Mr. Cruz has created a work as wistful and affectingly ambitious as its characters. Anna in the Tropics reaches for the artistic heavens…”
“…enticing and exotic…entrancingly lovely…”
Two Sisters and a Piano
Set in 1991, during the Pan American Games in Havana and while the Russians are pulling out of Cuba, this play portrays two sisters, Maria Celia, a novelist, and Sofia, a pianist, serving time under house arrest. Passion infiltrates politics when a lieutenant assigned to their case becomes infatuated with Maria Celia, whose literature he has been reading.
“It’s one of the most fascinating cat-and-mouse games to be seen on the stage.”
Life is a Dream
Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio’s son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. In Nilo Cruz’s translation of Calder?n de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.
“…richly elegant translation…”
Orange County Weekly
Other new e-Script titles from Mr. Cruz are A Bicycle Country, Beauty of the Father, Do?a Rosita The Spinster, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams and Night Train to Bolina. These new e-Script titles from Nilo Cruz are available on the Scene Partner WebStore for only $ 9.99 each.
MyTheaterApps.com is the developer of Scene Partner, an award-winning App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that helps actors learn their lines using their own scripts or by choosing from a growing collection of Publisher e-Scriptsthe authorized Acting Editions designed specifically for use with Scene Partner. MyTheaterApps.com has e-Script agreements with Samuel French Inc., Dramatists Play Service and Music Theatre International. Scene Partner merges text-to-speech software from the Acapela Group, voice recording and advanced algorithms to provide a unique and innovative tool for actors. At its launch Apple listed Scene Partner as “New and Noteworthy” on the home page of the App Store. Scene Partner has won multiple awards for design excellence and a 2011 Gold CQIA Innovation Prize.
Scene Partner has been featured in Variety, BACKSTAGE, Wall Street Journal Online, Stage Directions, Stage Magazine, SETC News and DRAMATICS Magazine.
The only thing this gorgeous Tudor-style Berkeley Hills home needed to enhance its living rooms stunning views of the San Francisco Bay was a fresh update from Oakland interior designer Kristina Wolf, who recently accepted, and completed, the challenge of changing several styles and crossing many design boundaries to create a savvy living space to unwind.
Photos of the project, taken by professional photographer Brad Knipstein, were just released and posted to Kristina Wolf Designs Facebook page. They show each detail of the room working in concert to effortlessly combine fun and savvy with cozy and warm styles something the design team says made the project so special.
Our client needed a room that was updated in a sophisticated and modern way, but still remained comfortable and pet-friendly, says Kristina Wolf. We chose colors, textures, lines and pieces that meshed these two styles together and we couldnt have had more fun doing it. Our client was very happy and the entire project was such a great experience.
The Kristina Wolf Design team helped the client, Susan, move from a conservative ranch interior to a new modern home by helping her realize her own unique vision.
I’d say that Kristina read my mind about the style and vibe I wanted, but that would be giving me too much credit, said Susan. Through some magic, she figured out what the better, more stylish me would want and presented several beautiful options.
Kristina chose deep, sultry colors and modern furniture with clean lines made from organic materials such as wood. The modern living room showcases a charcoal gray sectional from Taylor Scott, a unique cocktail table from Artifacts, rugs from Jaipur, gorgeous tufted chairs from Duralee, and fabric from Schumacher.
Each of these pieces combines seamlessly with the other for a breathtaking effect. Geometric patterns, animal print rugs, fur throws, wood and leather chairs, a sharp sectional and clean coffee table create the perfect place to come home and unwind at the end of a busy day.
I am in love with the final room, said Susan. It has a definite wow factor. And through the process I came to like and admire Kristina so much that I consider her a friend.
To see pictures of this recent project, visit Kristina Wolf Design on Facebook.
For more information regarding East Bay interior design, or to schedule a consultation for commercial interior designs or home interior designs, call Kristina Wolf Design at (510) 848-8773 or visit kristinawolfdesign.com.
About Kristina Wolf Design:
Kristina Wolf Design is an East Bay interior decorator serving the Oakland Hills, Piedmont, Lafayette, Orinda, and Lamorinda. Located in Berkeley, CA, the team of designers is composed of experienced commercial and modern interior designers.
Kristina Wolf Design is a top interior designer in the Bay Area that creates memorable interiors in harmony with each clients personal vision, with minimal stress. Whether its developing new home interior designs or helping clients select the perfect color palette for a paint project, Kristina Wolf Design deepens the connection between customers and their home, while honoring clients objectives, schedules, and budget.
As Andrea, the first named tropical storm of 2013, forms in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 2,100 firefighters in southern California battle a 30,000-acre blaze in southern California that has already claimed six homes and damaged 15. About 1,100 homes remain in harms way, as unpredictable winds threaten to cause the inferno to change course and spread.
Since the May 20 destruction of F5 Websitebox in Oklahoma, followed by another EF5 tornado in El Reno, Oklahoma on May 31, demand for fireproof, fire resistant, stormproof and flood-proof home and school designs is on the rise. The May 31 tornado in El Reno measured a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured. The El Reno storm was a top-of-the-scale EF5 twister that killed 19 people. In his documentary film The Safest House, filmmaker Eric Williams offers real-life examples of these safest house designs withstanding winds up to 400 mph, fire and flooding.
Safe housing and school designs are expected to change the architectural landscape of North America, Europe and Asia as increasingly destructive weather events are obliterating entire communities, killing inhabitants and leaving people with new priorities when it comes time to rebuild. After the May 20 F5 tornados flattened so many homes and schools in Moore, Oklahoma, one sole safest house remained intact and in place, without damage from fire or record-setting wind turbulence that destroyed all surrounding structures.
Safest House structures are locked into the earth and aerodynamically designed for debris to roll off or deflect entirely. The safest house has layered “shotcrete” (sprayed concrete) on the outside and a basalt fiber re-bar application on the inside, which is 10 times stronger than steel re-bar, doesnt rust like steel, is much lighter than steel and is extremely flexible (like twine.) After adding polyurethane air-foam and another coat of shotcrete to the homes interior, it becomes a disaster-proof safest house that can stand up to the worst storm conditions including fire, and the high winds and flooding that accompany hurricanes, tsunamis, and F5 and EF5 tornados.
The growing costs in disaster aid to families who have lost their homes to natural disasters involving fire, high winds and flooding are climbing exponentially in the wake of storms across the Eastern Seaboard, Websitebox across Oklahoma, and wildfires throughout southern California. In his documentary film titled The Safest House, filmmaker Eric Williams presents real life examples of home and school designs that have already proven their fireproof and fire resistant capabilities, plus their ability to withstand winds up to 400 miles per hourtwice as high as the F5 and EF5 tornado winds that leveled suburban Oklahoma communities in less than three weeks time.
In fact, the aerodynamically designed safest house is designed and built to withstand fire, flood, earthquakes, Websitebox, hurricanes and tsunamis, at a fraction of the cost needed to build a traditional-style home.
Out-of-control wildfires in the Southwest have cost billions of dollars over the past decade alone; the loss of life to home owners, their families, firefighters and others is the most devastating aftermath of fire. Fires currently burning in southern California are among the worst seen by firefighters and local residents.
I have never seen a fire that can actually jump ahead of itself half a mile, three-quarters of a mile, says Los Angeles County fire Battalion Chief Michael Brown. It’s amazing.
Los Angeles County resident Greg Johnson, whose home was one of six destroyed by the wildfire, said that flames raced through in a matter of seconds.
Whoosh. Gone. Boom. Done, like that, Johnson told NBC News. But the main thing is that I have my life, my son’s alive, my wife’s alive; we’re damn grateful to be alive.
The Safest House provides viewers numerous examples of these homes surviving the worst storm events, and is distributed by 40 Point Productions.
For further information call 818-451-3515 or email email@example.com
About The Safest House:
The Safest House is a 2013 American documentary written and directed by Eric W. Williams. It is the first to provide empirical evidence that clearly addresses modern housing designs capable of enduring multiple storm events over centuries, thanks to its innovative US Patent design.
Bethany Beach, Delaware (PRWEB) September 20, 2014
ResortQuest Real Estate is pleased to announce that the Powell-Hughes Group has joined the Coastal Delaware firm.
With a background in finance and education, Anne Powell has worked in resort real estate for more than eight years, consistently earning awards for sales volume and, most recently, receiving the 5-Star Real Estate Award, an honor given annually to the top 1% of real estate professionals nationally and featured in Delaware Today. Powell graduated from a Fortune 100 management program and developed curriculum for Delaware Tech, while an advisor/instructor at the school. As University of Delaware researcher, she created online courses and Web resources for faculty. Powell is the incoming president of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She is an avid runner and swimmer, and has two adult children.
Jennifer Hughes moved to the Delaware Beaches in 2001 from Baltimore, Md. Hughes has an extensive background in mortgage lending, owning and operating her own successful mortgage company for 13 years in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania before becoming a licensed Delaware REALTOR? in 2006. She has since obtained her Maryland real estate license and her Delaware brokers license. Teaming with Powell, the duo is a consistent top producer. Hughes prides herself on her high customer satisfaction ratings, resulting in clients returning to her again and again for their real estate needs.
Christine Middleton, who is new to the group and joins them as a sales assistant, received her Delaware real estate license in 2010. Originally from Baltimore, she moved to Sussex County full time in 1999. Before embarking on her real estate career, Middleton was an interior designer. She earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Powell-Hughes actively give back to the local and regional communities they serve, as sponsors of The Freeman Stage, Fenwick Flicks, the annual Exercise Like the Eskimos New Years Day plunge and The Queen Annes Race to End Kennedys Disease. They are contributors to the Justin Jennings Beach House and The South Coastal Librarys Cottage Tour. Additionally, Powell and Hughes are corporate sponsors of The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.
We are very delighted to add the Powell-Hughes Group to our sales team, said Brigit Taylor, broker of record for the firm. With their extensive local real estate experience and diverse business backgrounds, they will be a great asset to the firm.
Hughes, Powell and Middleton are active members of the Sussex County Association of REALTORS?, The Delaware Association of REALTORS? and the National Association of REALTORS?. Powell and Hughes are also licensed in Maryland and belong to the Coastal Association of REALTORS? and the Maryland Association of REALTORS?.
The Powell-Hughes Group will have offices on Coastal Highway in Bethany Beach, at Hickman Beach Plaza West, and will continue to provide excellent service to clients in both Coastal Delaware and Maryland, with special expertise in luxury coastal properties as well as the waterfront golf community of Bayside, in West Fenwick.
Please visit Powell-Hughes Group at the Hickman Beach Plaza West, 33012 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach, or call Powell, Hughes and Middleton at 302-541-8889.
ResortQuest Real Estate is a real estate leader in southeast Sussex County since the early 1970s. ResortQuest provides comprehensive real estate services, including residential and commercial sales, vacation and long-term rentals, and homeowner association management.
For the latest on real estate in the resort and inland areas of Sussex County, visit their locations at 33012 Coastal Highway or call 302-539-8600; Marketplace at Sea Colony at 33546 Marketplace or call 302-541-8999; Edgewater Lobby at L1- Edgewater House Road or call 302-541-8880; West Fenwick at 37458 Lion Drive, Suite 7 or call 302-436-1100; or Bear Trap Dunes at 21 Village Green Drive or call 302-541-5454.
The firm can also be found on the Web at ResortQuestDE.com, on Facebook (/RQDEMD), or on Twitter (@RQDEMD). For information on starting a career in real estate, contact Taylor at 302-541-8780 or visit http://www.ResortQuestDE.com.
About ResortQuest Real Estate?, Delaware & Maryland:
ResortQuest Delaware Real Estate, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America, LLC, has provided real estate sales, vacation rental, and homeowner association management services to Bethany Beach, Sea Colony and other fine communities in Delaware’s Quiet Resorts, Maryland and the surrounding coastal areas since the early 1970s. Its affiliate ResortQuest Delaware, LLCs homeowner association management division represents the needs of more than 6,200 homeowners in 47 associations from Lewes to Fenwick Island, Del. Wyndham Vacation Rentals?, the worlds largest professionally managed vacation rentals business providing access to more than 100,000 vacation rental properties in over 600 unique destinations worldwide, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals? and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. For additional information, visit our media center or wyndhamvacationrentals.com.