Luxury Homes and Condos For Sale
in Boca Raton Florida
Boca Raton is a cosmopolitan city, yet it conveys the warmth and friendliness of a small town, comparable to the charm of Carmel and the Hamptons. The city has been developed through well thought-out master plans with strict zoning codes and architectural and landscape standards. As a result it has become one of the most desirable places to live as a year round resident or as a vacation home. It has a sophisticated upscale ambiance that has attracted many international visitors.
The late 1950’s were a time of major development and growth for Boca Raton, premier waterfront locations were cherry-picked for exclusive single family homes and condominiums. Today there are very few vacant lots left in these areas. Many of the homes and condos have undergone large-scale renovations to update decor and appeal. This section provides a description of East Boca Raton with a sampling of communities. This area is located from the ocean to approximately I-95.
Highland Beach is a small seaside town located on the east side of Boca Raton from Spanish River Blvd north the Delray Beach city line. It offers a wonderful choice of luxury and moderate homes and condos in waterfront and non-waterfront subdivisions.
Boca Raton’s central and western communities have mushroomed with country club communities providing golf course and tennis facilities, another major reason people move to Florida. This section provides a description of Central Boca Raton and some of its communities, and the area is generally located between I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.
Land use plans provided for lower density developments and have made generous use of lakes and park areas. Several communities offer estate homes on large over-sized lots of 1-10 acres. This area is located west of the Florida Turnpike.
Home Styles and Addison Mizner Mediterranean Influence
Home styles range from affordable to the multi-millions. There are upscale waterfront communities and oceanfront mansions, gated country club and estate communities with a wide range of lifestyle options, and there are quiet little neighborhoods. There are condos, townhomes and villas, zero-lot line homes, coach and courtyard homes, and conventional single family.
Housing everywhere is designed to show off the beautiful South Florida scenery and lush tropical landscaping. Homes are oriented to outdoor living featuring covered patios and pools, and cozy courtyards. Interior appointments include skylights, panoramic and clerestory windows, ceramic tile and marble entries, breakfast nooks and gourmet kitchens, vaulted ceilings and plant shelves.
And Addison Mizner’s Mediterranean influenced architecture is prevalent in homes throughout the city. When he came to Palm Beach in the 1920’s, he envisioned a style that led to a revival of Mediterranean architecture – an adaptation of Spanish architecture to Florida’s balmy climate that has become the distinctive “Palm Beach Look.” Barrel tile roofs, airy loggias, turret towers and the natural integration of indoor/outdoor living became Mizner trademarks.
New Home Construction
I have included descriptions of some of the new home communities and have developed a database of information and brochures on these new construction projects. The developments will cooperate with realtors on sales, but only if the agent accompanies on the initial visit and registration. I also have information on the many new custom homes being developed throughout Boca – on the waterfront and in the country clubs – as well as vacant parcels available for new construction. If you see any properties advertised, or are interested on any properties mentioned in my summaries, I can provide information and would be happy to work with you.