Celebration’s Trails

Celebration, Florida is truly the best place to call home. From Town Center to our friendly  neighbors, there are several elements of Celebration that we love. One of our favorites is the abundant amount of walking and biking trails the town offers.

Walking or biking through Celebration’s trails is a great way to get a closer look at the town. As a realtor, I’ve noticed it’s often one of the many amenities that gets overlooked during a listing! But with many people looking for a more active lifestyle, this amenity is one of the best.

The trails offer residents and visitors miles of beautiful scenery as they weave through and connect each neighborhood of the town. They’re a great source for quick access to the downtown area or to a neighborhood pool. Take a look at this Trail Map, created by our local Girl Scout troop:

One of my favorite trails circles the town’s lake (Lake Rianhard). This 1-mile path begins in the center of town and travels around the lake, passing Lakeside Park, a beautiful conservation area and Celebration’s Bohemian Hotel. The best part of the path is the full view of our beautiful town center.

We have several different kinds of wildlife here, including alligators, deer, turkeys, wild pigs and many types of birds. You might even see an otter or two— which can only be seen from the trails in the conservation areas.

Celebration’s trails are a great way to stay active. There’s always something to see, and the weather is always enjoyable.

Celebration’s Trails

Celebration, Florida is truly the best place to call home. From Town Center to our friendly  neighbors, there are several elements of Celebration that we love. One of our favorites is the abundant amount of walking and biking trails the town offers.

Walking or biking through Celebration’s trails is a great way to get a closer look at the town. As a realtor, I’ve noticed it’s often one of the many amenities that gets overlooked during a listing! But with many people looking for a more active lifestyle, this amenity is one of the best.

The trails offer residents and visitors miles of beautiful scenery as they weave through and connect each neighborhood of the town. They’re a great source for quick access to the downtown area or to a neighborhood pool. Take a look at this Trail Map, created by our local Girl Scout troop:

One of my favorite trails circles the town’s lake (Lake Rianhard). This 1-mile path begins in the center of town and travels around the lake, passing Lakeside Park, a beautiful conservation area and Celebration’s Bohemian Hotel. The best part of the path is the full view of our beautiful town center.

We have several different kinds of wildlife here, including alligators, deer, turkeys, wild pigs and many types of birds. You might even see an otter or two— which can only be seen from the trails in the conservation areas.

Celebration’s trails are a great way to stay active. There’s always something to see, and the weather is always enjoyable.

Taking Care of Business: Luxurious Home Offices

Imagine sitting at your desk, preparing to work — from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Whether you work out of your house full-time, or simply need an area to take care of household obligations, a comfortable and well-appointed home office is an essential space to maximize your productivity.

Get down to business in style, with these luxurious home offices, courtesy of some of our Leverage Global Partners:

PRIVATE KEAUHOU ESTATE

Presented by: The Wailea Group

Stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains are sure to inspire while working in this home office.

TERRIFIC TOWNHOUSE

Presented by: CORE

From exposed brick walls to swoon-worthy interiors, this office space offers an inviting, yet chic, atmosphere.

STUNNING TUSCAN INSPIRED ESTATE

Presented by: Campi Properties, Inc.

Wall-to-wall paneling and moulding, a cozy fireplace, bay window – you couldn’t ask for a more elegant, inviting home office.

23+ ACRE RIVERFRONT ESTATE

Presented by: Special Properties

An open floor plan with an abundance of natural light flooding the workspace is sure to get one’s creative juices flowing in this home office.

PARKSIDE PARADISE

Presented by: Atlanta Intown Real Estate

Timeless and elegantly crafted, this home office boasts original “Heart of Pine” flooring, a fireplace and classic built-in shelving.

BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY TRADITIONAL

Presented by: Partners Trust

An ideal space for young professionals. The bright, fresh, traditional style of this home office makes for a cool, casual and restful space to work.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com 

Taking Care of Business: Luxurious Home Offices

Imagine sitting at your desk, preparing to work — from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Whether you work out of your house full-time, or simply need an area to take care of household obligations, a comfortable and well-appointed home office is an essential space to maximize your productivity.

Get down to business in style, with these luxurious home offices, courtesy of some of our Leverage Global Partners:

PRIVATE KEAUHOU ESTATE

Presented by: The Wailea Group

Stunning panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and West Maui Mountains are sure to inspire while working in this home office.

TERRIFIC TOWNHOUSE

Presented by: CORE

From exposed brick walls to swoon-worthy interiors, this office space offers an inviting, yet chic, atmosphere.

STUNNING TUSCAN INSPIRED ESTATE

Presented by: Campi Properties, Inc.

Wall-to-wall paneling and moulding, a cozy fireplace, bay window – you couldn’t ask for a more elegant, inviting home office.

23+ ACRE RIVERFRONT ESTATE

Presented by: Special Properties

An open floor plan with an abundance of natural light flooding the workspace is sure to get one’s creative juices flowing in this home office.

PARKSIDE PARADISE

Presented by: Atlanta Intown Real Estate

Timeless and elegantly crafted, this home office boasts original “Heart of Pine” flooring, a fireplace and classic built-in shelving.

BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY TRADITIONAL

Presented by: Partners Trust

An ideal space for young professionals. The bright, fresh, traditional style of this home office makes for a cool, casual and restful space to work.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com 

Modern Fabric Trends: Les Touches

If it’s true that the classics endure, then Les Touches’s unending popularity certifies it as a classic.

Originally introduced in 1965 by Brunschwig & Fils, the design has its roots in an animal-pelt inspired spatter of dots. The fabric house has recently reinvented the pattern in contemporary colorways and added wallcoverings to the line. There’s just something about this pattern that says: fresh, new, and look-at-me.

In this posh powder room, ebony Les Touches walls provide a dazzling backdrop for gold accents.

Celebrity designer Michael Smith uses a green colorway to swathe a bedroom in Les Touches.

Pops of teal Les Touches on pillows liven up this beach house bedroom.

A couch in black and white Les Touches acts as a neutral in this contemporary living room.

Modern Fabric Trends: Les Touches

If it’s true that the classics endure, then Les Touches’s unending popularity certifies it as a classic.

Originally introduced in 1965 by Brunschwig & Fils, the design has its roots in an animal-pelt inspired spatter of dots. The fabric house has recently reinvented the pattern in contemporary colorways and added wallcoverings to the line. There’s just something about this pattern that says: fresh, new, and look-at-me.

In this posh powder room, ebony Les Touches walls provide a dazzling backdrop for gold accents.

Celebrity designer Michael Smith uses a green colorway to swathe a bedroom in Les Touches.

Pops of teal Les Touches on pillows liven up this beach house bedroom.

A couch in black and white Les Touches acts as a neutral in this contemporary living room.

Entertain In Style: Luxurious Home Bar Designs

Modern home bar designs are created for relaxation, socializing with friends, and entertaining in style. Custom built or designed with furniture and accessories, these luxurious home bars are fun additions to your home, and can transform your place into a comfortable gathering spot.


Neutral hues and recessed lighting make this contemporary set up the perfect venue to relax without leaving the comfort of your own home.


Celebrate with a swim-up soiree at this zen-like watering hole.

Low lighting and Art Deco detailing play off each other to create a modern day speakeasy.

Clean lines, an open space and a variety of materials create a high-end “man cave” appealing to all genders.

This horseshoe-shaped bar utilizes both the space below staircase and catwalk, as well as natural and pendant lighting for an entertaining area that easily transitions from happy hour to twilight.

Limited space shouldn’t limit entertaining possibilities–this under-stairs bar is a perfect solution for adding a touch of luxury and fun.

Which of these home bar designs do you like best?

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Live and Eat Healthier: Build Your Own Garden

Take a look at your yard. Find that swath of lawn maybe alongside your house, out back next to your patio, or that spot you always walk past on your way down the driveway. What better way to make use of this space than with a sustainable vegetable garden?

Having fresh produce at your fingertips is only the beginning of what a garden can provide. And, better yet, you don’t need to be a trained horticulturalist to reap the benefits. Let’s take a look at the different aspects of your life this home addition will enhance.

First and foremost, a garden makes sense financially. In this economy, every penny counts. And if you haven’t noticed yet, there is a premium on organically-grown fruits and vegetables. A personal garden can cut these costs in half, if not eliminate them altogether.

And if you aren’t concerned about cost, then the taste alone will make you a convert. Have you ever tried a home-grown tomato? Those meals with tasteless produce are over. Along with tasting better, these fruits and vegetables are also much healthier. You control what goes into the soil and what gets sprayed onto the plants so you know exactly what you’re eating. No more guessing games as to what happened to those tomatoes before they got delivered to the store for you. Take control of the foods you feed yourself and your family.  Your body – and tastebuds – will thank you.

On top of improving your physical well-being, there is the social benefit of potentially meeting your neighbors that you’ve lived next to for years but with whom you’ve only barely exchanged pleasantries. Spending time in your yard opens the door for conversation. People will stop by, check out the progress of your garden, and most likely ask for some fresh tomatoes or snap peas. A garden could bring back a sense of community that we often find lacking in today’s society.

And there’s the also sense of pride that comes with building and actually growing something on your own as well as doing your part to help the environment. Thinking green is a way of the past; actually living it is what makes the difference.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Home Improvement: Bathrooms

Creating a bathroom that feels like an at-home sanctuary can be easier than finding the time to escape to a spa. Find your inspiration to redecorate with these luxurious bathroom amenities that will provide pure relaxation in the comfort of your own home.

HAFRO GEMINI HAMMAM
Known for its hydromassage tubs, multifunction shower stalls, steam generators, and mini pools, Italian company Hafro uses a combination of materials for its new Turkish bath. The Gemini Hammam enclosure, designed by Franco Bertoli, features .3-inch-thick crystal glass for its panels and door, which can be placed on the left, right, or in front. The ceiling is insulated with aluminum and polyurethane, with the showerhead built in. It is designed to be fitted against a wall, in a corner, or into a niche.

Maximum measurements are approximately seven feet wide by four-and-a-half feet long by eight feet tall. Believing that colored light has a direct influence on state of mind, Gemini ($2,100 to $4,160) combines heat therapy with chromotherapy, which allows light wavelengths to penetrate the skin for a steamy, psychedelic experience.

THERMASOL RESIDENTIAL SAUNA HEATER
Having created the first steam shower unit for the home in 1957, ThermaSol added residential saunas to its collection over 20 years ago. Its compact Residential Sauna Heater turns virtually any space into a relaxing refuge. The design of the room is up to the homeowner, but the company recommends using wood that can handle high heat.

Alternately, ThermaSol offers freestanding modular sauna rooms as well as kits that are custom cut to fi any space, even under the stairs. In true Finnish sauna tradition, the Residential Sauna Heater ($1,775 to $2,040) can also be taken outdoors, as the stainless-steel elements resist corrosion. The 4,500- watt model heats a space up to 210 cubic feet; 6,000 watts up to 310 cubic feet; and the 8,000-watt unit a generous 425 cubic feet- all at temperature ranges from 160–185˚F.

MOMA DESIGN SENSITY HAMMAM
Combining an age-old Turkish tradition with contemporary Italian design and state-of-the-art components, the new Sensity Hammam is a multi-sensory escape from the everyday. Like much of Milan-based Moma Design’s elegant but minimalist bathroom collection, Sensity (approximately $21,700 to $25,700, plus up to $10,800 for optional accessories) is made entirely of Corian.

Designed by Ignazio Di Masi, water rains down from above like a waterfall while an innovative system of multifunction shower heads releases water and steam horizontally from the heated walls, reaching temperatures as high as 100˚F. As in traditional hammams, Sensity features a heated wardrobe and bench, but is updated with multicolored optical fixers on the ceiling and white LED lights along the perimeters. Completely customizable, Sensity can be tailor-made to transform a bathroom into a spa getaway.

This article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Dog Park Coming to Celebration

Photo Credit: Celebration Town Hall

Photo Credit: Celebration Town Hall

The Town of Celebration will be welcoming a new dog park during the New Year! In Main Village just behind the library, the dog park will be located. This gives it a central location for all of Celebration’s residents and their pups to enjoy.

Celebration Town Hall Executive Director Steve Waring and CROA Board President Vanessa Winter broke ground at the official ground breaking ceremony back in August 2016.

Celebration’s residents have several opportunities to be involved in the planning and building of this project.

Throughout 2016 residents were able to vote by donation for the best fitting name for the park and park’s mascot. Possible names for the park include Bow Wow Corral, Canine Campus and Celebration Unleashed, while possible names for the mascot include Boomer, Champ and Maximus. The park and mascot names are likely to be announced in early 2017.

Residents can also be involved by purchasing engraved, granite legacy tiles or donor bricks. Tiles are available for $500 each, bricks are available for $100 each.