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October
29

The kitchen is the heart of a home, and our real estate agents invite you to embrace the warm, welcoming spaces of these gorgeous South Florida kitchens. With elegant designs and top-of-the-line features, these amazing spaces will delight those who love to cook as well as residents who enjoy watching a personal chef whip up tasty cuisine.

719 Grove

  • 719 Grove Place, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by O'Dare Boga Group
    A sprawling Vero Beach property totaling nearly 10,000± square feet, this beautiful home on the Indian River within the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club has four bedrooms, four full and 2 half bathrooms, and a fantastic custom kitchen. The kitchen opens to a porch facing the Indian River, inviting you to enjoy a view with each meal. Appliances within the kitchen include two dishwashers, a combined refrigerator, a freezer, and wine cooler, and a six-burner gas range with dual ovens. A separate laundry room acts as a butler's pantry with an additional refrigerator/freezer/wine cooler. With granite countertops, furniture-style cabinetry, and a lovely island/bar, this Vero Beach estate is a delight.

141 Ocean Beach Trail

  • 141 Ocean Beach Trail, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by Brown Harris and Webb
    Take advantage of this rare oceanfront estate in Vero's Ocean Colony. Every inch of its 7,386± square-feet was custom-designed to balance extravagance with elegance. The first floor includes an exceptional chef's kitchen and glassed breakfast area with ocean views. The kitchen has been outfitted with a Miele espresso machine, convection-heated double-ovens, a professional six-burner gas range, dual dishwashers, double refrigerators, custom cabinetry, and granite countertops.
    141 Ocean Trail Wine Cellar141 Ocean Beach Trail, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by Brown Harris and Webb
    A wet bar in the spacious master bedroom and a custom wine cellar complete this flawless masterpiece that will not stay on the market for long!

211 Ocean Terrace

  • 211 Ocean Terrace, Palm Beach, FL 33480 | Listed by Jim McCann Group
    Be the first to call this gorgeous Palm Beach estate home. Custom designed by Smith & Moore, this two-story house includes four bedrooms, five full and one-half bathrooms, a two-car garage, elevator, and a heated pool across nearly 5,000 square-feet. Natural light fills the open kitchen, complete with a breakfast area that overlooks the patio, pool, and garden. After your meal is prepared, enjoy it upstairs in the master suite's private breakfast bar.

429 E Alexander Palm Road

  • 429 E. Alexander Palm Road, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Geri Penniman & Jackie Feldman
    Fall in love with an estate within the prestigious Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. With 6-beds, 6.2-baths, and just under 8,100 square-feet, this Boca Raton deepwater property is eye-catching inside and out. A spectacular chef's kitchen contains a breakfast bar, professional-grade appliances, custom wood cabinetry, granite counters, and two working islands. Not to be outdone, the fully-equipped summer kitchen and fireplace on the sprawling patio makes outdoor dining comfortable no matter the season. Also on the first floor is a convenient temperature-controlled wine room, completely customized for discerning collectors.

4020 Ibis Point

  • 4020 Ibis Point Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33431 | Listed by D'Angelo | Liguori
    Enjoy an estate like no other in Boca Raton. This reimagined deepwater mansion in The Sanctuary includes a resort-style patio with a brand-new pool, LED lighting, and 105± feet of deepwater dockage. Recently renovated in 2018, this six-bed, eleven full and 2 half bath home features three stories of luxurious space. The spacious kitchen features a gracious eat-in island, stunning white cabinetry, an electric range, and other high-quality appliances. A separate bar area provides additional entertaining options. With long water views and exceptional indoor/outdoor living, this Boca Raton estate is a fabulous place to call home.

Would you love to prepare meals in these amazing properties? Let us give you a tour. Contact us today to explore the chef's dream kitchens in our Boca Raton homes for sale

May
17

Marble is an age-old building material that has stood the test of time over centuries of architecture, art and interior design. It has been considered an exquisite sculptural material since classical times, as it is easy to carve yet resistant to shattering. Additionally, the low index of refraction of calcite allows light to penetrate the surface, resulting in a waxy look that gives life to a sculpture. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time The material is so highly regarded that entire buildings are often made with it, including the Taj Majal in India. The Greeks built a number of monumental marble structures, such as the Parthenon, the Theseum, the Temple of Zeus and the Temple of Artemis, which was the first of the grand structures to be made of marble. The Greeks were also the first to bring marble into the home, as baths and pools were often lined with this stunning and durable material. Why is marble so common in interiors — particularly countertops — all around the world? Let's explore just a handful of the reasons marble has stood the test of time. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

Lots of Character

Each cut of marble is unique. Selecting a piece is like choosing an original work of art while envisioning its placement in your space. You must understand where the veining will be located in your countertop and figure out how different pieces might come together. This is exciting! The slab of marble in your home is unlike any other in the world, and you have the opportunity to create your own personal masterpiece. While white is undeniably the most common color of marble, there are actually hundreds of varieties that come in a plethora of colors, including taupe, green, gold, red and black. However, white is considered the easiest to maintain, which may be surprising. More on that later... Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

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Bright and Cheerful

If you select white marble for your countertop or backsplash, you are adding a significant amount of cheerfulness and light to your space. Hardly any natural material is as white as marble, and the organic look brings a sense of nature indoors. Natural and artificial light alike will bounce off the surface, illuminating the room in a pleasant way. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

Sturdy Yet Soft to the Touch

Marble is both durable and fragile. It is a metamorphic stone formed when sediment crystallizes under great heat or pressure to form hard rock. Marble is not the hardest of natural stones, which means it is softer to the touch and more porous, which makes it susceptible to staining and etching. However, this soft feeling is often preferable, as many appreciate the way marble feels to the touch. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

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Easy to Maintain

Despite popular opinion, marble cleaning is a simple task, whether you are cleaning off the surface or working out a stain. For quick cleaning, you can spread warm water and dish soap (nothing with acid or lemon juice!) over the counter, and for stains, mix baking soda and water in a paste and leave it overnight. However, marble is often labeled as finicky and weak, as stains and etching can occur over time. You can avoid this by making sure to seal the marble right away. Additionally, you can choose the more low-maintenance of the two finishes. A honed finish creates a more soft, matte look, which disguises scratches and etching. A polished finish provides a shiny look that won't stain as easily but will show scratches and etching more clearly. It depends on the look and level of maintenance you want to dedicate, but a honed finish will be more durable in the long run. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

Long-Lasting

Marble has the capacity to last for several years in a high-traffic space. It can withstand years of wear and tear, but may capture a few small marks, such as etches, if you're not careful. Etches are the dull spots formed when acid reacts with the carbon carbonate makeup of marble. You may see these subtle marks at restaurants, bars and a home with a well-used marble countertop. Any splash of lemon juice, vinegar, tomato sauce or other acidic items might leave an etching on marble. Note that this is not a stain, but rather more of a scratch or a dulling to the material. Again, choosing a honed finish will help disguise these marks, as they have already been dulled and naturally etched, as opposed to the pristine polished marble finish. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

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Perfect for Active Kitchens

Marble countertops are perfect for those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen, as the material is forgiving and durable. As long as you are not using the surface as a cutting board or letting harmful materials soak into the marble, you can safely keep your countertop from distress. Many use the clean and cold surface of marble to roll dough and prepare cookies or other baked goods. Additionally, marble is resistant to scorching from hot items placed on the surface. Why Marble Has Stood the Test of Time

Absolutely Breathtaking

In addition to the practical reasons for incorporating marble, you cannot deny the breathtaking quality of this organic material and its ability to add an extra dose of class and esteem. Overall, marble is a beauty to behold, and its classic and luxurious style adds elegance to any space. As mentioned, the unique veining in each cut is reminiscent of a work of art. Whether you are choosing marble for a countertop or backsplash, lining an entire wall with marble, or acquiring a stunning marble statue, you will be pleased with this gorgeous and timeless material.

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