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Crystal Lagoon COMING SOON to Wesley Chapel

Crystal Lagoon COMING SOON to Wesley Chapel

Pasco County, FL will soon be introducing The Epperson community, a 2,000 home planned development located in Wesley Chapel.  The attention is not directly in the homes or the typical community amenities, but the fact that the communities developer has contracted Crystal Lagoons to build them a giant lagoon (see photo).  This is the first of its kind in the United States and expectations and excitement are continuing to grow!

Metro Development Group, the company behind the actual community development – states the lagoon will take over 16 Million Gallons of water to fill and spread over 2000 feet in width and go as deep as 8 feet.  In addition, while conventional swimming pools use a lot of chemicals and chlorine, the crystal lagoon uses less than 1 percent of the chemicals and less than 2 percent of the energy required for ordinary community pools.  The lagoon can be used for a number of things, from traditional swimming and snorkeling, to sailing and kayaking.  Developers even see the potential to host triathlons, weddings, and more once completed- day passes to the lagoon MAY be offered at some point and is still in discussions for those not living in the community.

Several home builders will make up the 2,000 homes in Epperson and prices will begin in the mid $200’s.  For more information, a community tour, and/or purchasing options at Epperson please feel free to contact The Antonakos Luxury Group – Quicksilver Real Estate.

Reference Article: https://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/233384889-story


Opal Resort


The makeover on Clearwater Beach continues as The Opal Sands Resort is set to open this February 2016. The resort will set the bar for luxury beachfront accommodations that include a zero-entry outdoor pool and sundeck perfect for kicking back with a drink, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full-service spa, fire pits, and retail shops & eateries round out the on-property diversions.

The Gulf views will provide the perfect backdrop for special events, weddings, celebrations and meetings, as the resort will offer 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, and 5,500 square feet of event lawn for elegant outdoor affairs. Clearwater Beach has already been named Florida’s No.1 Beach according to USA Today and The Opal Resort will only continue to solidify the beach’s outstanding status.

As travelers continue to visit Clearwater Beach and tour it’s casual beachfront luxury and lively ambiance they will soon realize that it is great investment to purchase a condo, home, or town-home further creating demand in Pinellas County. As a Florida Resident and Real Estate Professional I’ve seen the growth in a short period of time throughout Pinellas County and the demand for waterfront properties is certainly here.

For more information on The Opal Sands Resort please visit: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/opal-sands-resort-to-debut-in-clearwater-beach-300218487.html



Skyacht One is valued upwards of US$80 million and soars through the air with luxury in each and every detail. Said to be based on Embraer’s Flagship Lineage 1000E aircraft, it is one the most technologically advanced aircrafts available today. Skyacht One includes a Master Suite or “Captain’s Quarters,” Master Bath Suite, cocktail bar with Sofa Seating, and custom intuitive designs that embrace mahogany panels with bejeweled controls from engraved brass, gold, silver and platinum. Additionally, the majority of its components are handmade and even hand painted. We have always been accustomed to luxury on the ground and luxury on the water, but now we can expect luxury in the air.


For more details and the full article visit: https://www.luxury-insider.com/luxury-news/2016/01/skyacht-one


Florida MansionFLORIDA MANSION OFFERED AT $159 MILLION (Le Palais Royal)

The most expensive listing in the United States is about to hit the market…….again. This time Le Palais Royal located in Hillsboro Beach, FL will be listed at $159 Million, a $20 Million price increase from it’s previous listing price.  The increase in price is not only due to Florida’s desirable and increasing market, but an additional 1 1/2 acres of land, two guesthouses, and an entertainment complex were added within the past 2 years.  Amazing features include 11 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a 30-car garage, ice-skating rink, go-kart track, IMAX Home Theater (with 18 seats), and a $2 Million marble staircase.  The property is owned by Robert Pereira, the founder of Middlesex Corp, a construction company located in Massachusetts and Orlando, Fl.

The home is made up of 60,500 square feet pricing it just under $2,300 per square foot. The total lot equates to just over 4 1/2 acres and has ocean views on one side and the intra-coastal on the opposite side.  Some of the luxury features this home has to offer are the first of their kind and construction time has exceeded 9-years.

For more information on Le Palais Royal and it’s exquisite features please visit: https://www.wsj.com/articles/floridas-le-palais-royal-boosts-its-price-tag-to-159-million-1447255330 


tampa-premium-outlet-1-web_TAMPA PREMIUM OUTLETS OPEN

With over 100 Stores and 441,000 sqft, the Tampa Premium Outlets located in Lutz, FL are sure to be a hit!  The outdoor Venue, with Key West Vibes, and mostly covered walkways will attract shoppers from all over and give people a sense of why Lutz, Wesley Chapel and New Tampa are among the fastest growing areas in the country.  The Premium Outlets are just the beginning of what is expected to come to the area and home builders are gearing up for the demand they believe will happen when buyers get a sense of the area.  New communities such as Estancia and The Ridge at Wiregrass are among two of the top within a couple miles from the Tampa Premium Outlets.  Residents of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties will surely fight through the anticipated traffic at the Grand Opening and even through the Holidays knowing they don’t  have to drive to the Orlando Premium Outlets or Ellenton Outlets to save 25-65% on designer brands any longer.

For more information on Stores and The Tampa Premium Outlets Grand Opening please visit: https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=117