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Hawks Nest featured by Sotheby’s International Realty new lifestyle blog

Sotheby’s International Realty has established a new lifestyle blog, Destination for Extraordinary Living. Their recent post, Inspired by…Private Helipads, features my listing in the exclusive Hawks Ridge golf community in Ball Ground, Georgia.

For some truly unique properties, travel by helicopter may be one of the limited – if not the only – means of accessing a property.  Whether by design or due natural circumstances, a private helipad offers the ultimate in convenience and privacy.  From remote private islands to secluded inland retreats, here are some stunning homes from around the world with a helipad as the ultimate amenity.

Cielo de Bonaire is one of the premier properties in Mallorca, Spain.  Nestled in the hillside between two bays, the home has some of the best panoramic views on the island.  Sophisticated and luxurious, the contemporary estate includes a steam room, tennis courts and its own private helipad for easy access to the mainland.  Listed with Mallorca Sotheby’s International Realty.

Rahimoana, located in the heart of the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, is the crown jewel of the award-winning Eagles Nest luxury resort hotel.  The property boasts endless views, extensive beach frontage, a helipad and an infinity pool, which was named one of the top 10 cliff edge pools in the world.  Listed withNew Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty.

Located in the exclusive Hawks Ridge golf community in Ball Ground, Georgia, this gated estate sits atop a hill overlooking the golf course, lake and mountains.  The property contains a professional recording studio, two pools, a tennis court, English-style pub, spa facility and conveniently located helipad.  Listed with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

Villa Paraiso, located in the remote beach village of Montezuma in Costa Rica, is an architecturally significant home in an idyllic natural setting.  The private oceanfront compound is surrounded by the lush tropical jungle, sandy beaches and waterfalls.  It includes a riding stable, free-form infinity pool, swim-up bar, wood-fire pizza oven and an auto court designed to accommodate helicopter service from Costa Rica’s two international airports.  Listed with Costa Rica Sotheby’s International Realty.

Located on the breathtaking Riviera del Corallo, on the coast of Sardinia, this beautiful castle-like villa was built in 1880 on the ruins of an ancient watch-tower and is shaped to resemble a medieval castle.   During the late 19th century, the villa became a meeting place for the high society and Italian Royalty.  The property includes twenty-five bedrooms, a fitness facility with spa, heated swimming pool, Turkish bath, a helipad and a private beach. Listed with Rome Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Book reviews: get your summer reading list ready!

I so appreciate my cousin, Jennifer Clark Nodland from Bismarck, ND, for her many book reviews she has done over the years. She’s an avid reader and I appreciate her insight!  She’s sharing a few book reviews here on Real Vinings | Buckhead so that my (busy) readers can get a quick idea of what to add (or avoid adding) to your reading list.

Tina Fey BossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey (2011)

Fun, quick, light read. Fey does a pretty good job making me think she’s just “one of us.” She’s just a few years younger than me and put a smile on my face when she revisited her youth and poked fun of what we thought was soooo cool in the 80s.

Vince Flynn Term LimitsTerm Limits by Vince Flynn (1997)

Mixed feeling about this political thriller. This author’s first work suffers from some clumsy writing, but I bet his newer works are cleaner. My real problem with the novel is the foundation of the plot (killing sitting members of Congress because you don’t like them) and the resolution (can’t disclose without a spoiler alert). Anyone else read Flynn’s stuff? Thoughts?

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright (2011)

The Forgotten WaltzCould. Not. Finish. This. Book. Although this book got good reviews (and the author is a Booker recipient), I found it difficult to read. Hopping back and forth in time – and the main character seemed self-absorbed and cold. If “chick lit” is just code for stories of infidelity and dysfunction, count me out.

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