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Luxury Golf Living in St. Augustine

World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida offers home shoppers the epitome of luxury living. As the name suggests, the community does feature golf front homes. The expansive master-planned community has not only one, but two world-class championship golf courses. Both courses are enjoyed by professional golfers and weekend players alike, and one of the courses is the world’s only collaborative effort from Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

However golf is only one part of the luxury at World Golf Village. The community features over 20 different neighborhoods, including custom estate homes. The custom homes are priced from $900,000 to $2 million and feature spacious floorplans with elegant interiors. In addition, these
luxury homes in St. Augustine have some of the most desired home sites in the entire community, lakefront and/or golf-front.

Misty morning KingBear smHelping to make the most out of Florida living, most of the custom homes feature an expansive outdoor living area. From covered swimming pools to outdoor kitchens, you will be able to fully take advantage of every beautiful day that Florida throws at you. And for those rainy days that interfere with outdoor fun, take to the many shopping, dining and entertainment outlets located within the community boundaries, like an IMAX theater, the
World Golf Hall of Fame, the PGA Tour Spa Lattera and more.

Anyone looking for a luxury home in Florida should make the
Neighborhoods at World Golf Village their first stop. There is no question that the natural beauty of the community and the resort-style amenities will make you want to call it home.

Pieces, a Popular Buckhead Boutique, to Design the Model at Sovereign


Sovereign, the luxury Buckhead high-rise, will enlist help of the famous Buckhead boutique Pieces to design its new model home.

Pieces is known for its unique furnishings and acessories. Owner Lee Kleinhelter describes Pieces’ style as sophisticated yet youthful, stylish yet unexpected. She founded the boutique in 2004 when she saw a gap between the high-end antiques and mass produced items available in Atlanta. Experienced in interior design, her eye for unique compositions has made Pieces a regular with national and local outlets including Elle Decor, House Beautiful, InStyle, Lucky and Architectural Digest.

The home she will be designing is a 33rd floor, 2 bedroom 2 1/2 bath, 2,500 square foot condominium in Sovereign’s luxurious residential space. Lee says she is excited to bring unexpected items to this luxury, high-rise setting. The home has floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, natural stone countertops and 11-foot ceilings. A den, large living room, formal dining room and European-style gourmet kitchen round out the space.

Own Atlanta’s Greenest Green Home

Greenhaven Guest RoomLife a luxurious green life at Greenhaven, the first eco-friendly Decorators’ Show House in Atlanta. Built by Pace Homebuilders, the home is listed for $1,495,000 and features the latest in sustainable interior design, state-of-the-art technology and energy efficiency.  If you aren’t in the market for a new home, you can tour the home now through August 9.  Find out more about FREE tours at

From a healthy home nursery and eco-pet suite to a green “tween” room and fly fishing experience, you can tour the most innovative and sustainably designed interior spaces in Atlanta. More than 20 0f Atlanta’s top interior designers contributed to the home’s decor.

Other innovative features of the home include:

  • New LED lighting and fixtures
  • Soybean spray insulation
  • Touch panel energy monitoring system
  • River reclaimed pine floors
  • Solar tubes
  • Greywater System
  • Non-PVC and Vinyl-free recycled decking
  • Eco-friendly modern “open” fireplace
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Green Technology Room

The home is open to the public with free admission Thursday – Sunday.  For directions visit:

About Greenhaven
Pace Homebuilders presents Greenhaven, Atlanta’s newest model for green building and sustainable design. Greenhaven will carry the US Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and showcase the latest in green building techniques, sustainable interior design, state-of-the-art-technology, and energy efficiency, teaching that eco-living is attainable even in the suburbs. Open to the public, July 18 – August 9, 2009, Greenhaven will host a series of eco-educational seminars, trunk shows and book signings.  For more information, visit:

Sterling Custom Homes Named Texas Custom Home Builder of the Year

Sterling Custom HomesSterling Custom Homes received its third ” Texas Custom Builder of the Year” award at the 2008 STAR Awards.  Sterling had previously won this prestigious award in 1992 and again in 2004. With hundreds of entries each year, this recognition is a very high honor.

Each year the
Texas Association of Builders recognizes the best in the residential construction industry with the STAR Awards Program. Sterling Custom Homes also
won 5 other awards in addition to the top prize at this year’s event:

  • “Best Architectural Design for a Home over $1 Million”
  • “Best Overall Interior Design for a Homes over $1 Million”
  • “Best Master Bedroom for a Home over $1 Million”
  • “Best Outdoor Project”
  • “Best New Home over $1 Million.”

Sterling Custom HomesSterling offers outstanding open and inviting floor plans, a quality product and an outstanding customer experience with each new home they create. They have been serving the Austin area for twenty years and have quite a “sterling” reputation. For more information on Sterling Custom Homes, please visit their