Ocean Home

April/May 2012

Ocean Home magazine is for people who love the luxury oceanfront lifestyle, from home design and decor to world-class beach resorts, villas, hotels, and destinations.

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INSIDER | VILLA SPOTLIGHT Market Watch hawaiian haven The Ritz-Carlton Resi- dences, Kapalua. Ritzy Business Maui's Ritz-Carlton Residences make for the perfect villa vacation. Set along Maui's pristine northwestern shore is a slice of tropical heaven called Kapal- ua Resort, a 22,000-acre region that includes picturesque mountain peaks, two award- winning golf courses, and several unspoiled shores, like D.T. Fleming Beach. It's also home to The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Vacationers have been flocking to the spectacular resort for years, most recently enjoying the fruits of a $180 million renovation that was unveiled in 2008. Many of these devotees have decided to make life in paradise a more permanent proposal, courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Resi- dences, Kapalua Bay. Located just down the road from the posh resort are the 84 private ownership residences that make up this com- 18 oceanhomemag.com april + may 2012 munity, with pricing starting at $3.9 million. Residents can choose from three- and four- bedroom homes ranging in size from 3,002 square feet to 4,271 square feet. Each of the posh abodes, many of which are available as vacation rentals through their individual owners, offer an array of high-end amenities. The interiors are semi- customizable and each features light oak or Brazilian hardwood floors and granite kitchen countertops, as well as beautifully appointed kitchens and bathrooms with premium amenities from Sub-Zero, Fisher & Paykel, Wolf, Bosch, and Kohler. Perhaps the most enchanting aspect of ownership is the accompanying offerings available through the hotel, including its Kapalua Spa, 8,500-square-foot lagoon-style pool, high-end restaurants, Beach Club, concierge services, housekeeping, and pre- arrival preparation and shopping, as well as access to a Ritz-Carlton chef who can pre- pare gourmet meals. And that's just to name a few. kapaluabay.com. —Julie Keller star power Rapper Drake has put his pad at the Marquis Residences in Miami up for sale. The star bought two condos in January 2011 for just under $2 million and converted them into a 3,800-square- foot home. The condo features four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a media room, and a marble bath with a seamless glass shower. dan the man One-time MTV VJ and sitcom star Dan Cortese put his Malibu home on the market following the end of his nearly 20-year mar- riage to real estate agent DeeDee Cortese. The five-bedroom, six-bath home, which comprises more than 6,000 square feet of space, is listed at $2,949,000 and features a pool, three fireplaces, and other enviable amenities. level headed Although there's no buying/sell- ing taking place, Elin Nordegren (formerly Mrs. Tiger Woods) leveled her 17,000-plus-square-foot North Palm Beach, Florida, mansion to make way for a new spread on the same site. She purchased the now-demolished house in 2011 for $12.25 million. Illustration by joe mckendry

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