Home Gyms

Staying healthy and physically fit is on the top of most peoples’ list. Imagine being able to break a sweat right in your own home gym. Whether cardio is your go-to workout or you’re working on your strength training, these home gyms can inspire all of us to get into shape.

Presented by Lawrence Realty

Enjoy unforgettable views of Squaw Valley Ski area while getting your morning workout in. After your workout, you can relax by the rustic stone fireplace in the great room, or head to the game room or the media room for some entertainment. Plus, this home is a short walk to the ski area.

Presented by The Boutique Real Estate Group

Never leave home! Situated in the lush, rolling hills of San Juan Capistrano, this sprawling estate has a fully equipped gym that any workout enthusiast would love. From cardio equipment to a full boxing gym, this home has it all. There’s also a tennis court and an 800-square-foot turf sport court to help you break a sweat. Cool off in the saltwater pool, spa or at the movie theater when your workout is complete.

Presented by Beauchamp Estates

Get a great workout in this gorgeous, modern gym overlooking the sleek pool area. This simple space has everything you need to get a workout in and on with your day.  If laying low is more your style, you can relax in one of the many seating areas, on the patio, or by the pool. This home is beautifully designed, right in the heart of London.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Luxurious Homes Just Steps from the Water 

There’s nothing quite like the aroma of ocean air. As it fills your lungs, a feeling of invigoration takes over. Imagine

having that feeling every day, just steps from your front door.

Ocean Side Manor from Partners Trust

Carved with impeccable stonework, this ocean side manor greets guests with grandeur from the moment they drive through the wrought iron gates. From the royal oval dining room with hand-painted walls to the private terrace in the master suite overlooking Santa Monica Beach, its fit for a king, or a queen.

Splendor on the Waterfront from Timothy Real Estate Group

This spectacular villa is an entertainer’s dream. With five bedrooms and six bathrooms, there is enough space for everyone to kick back and relax. Enjoy a BBQ on the patio overlooking the famous Los Arcos before taking a dip in the infinity edge pool. It will feel like your own private oasis on Banderas Bay.

Casa Buena Vista from Timothy Real Estate Group

There’s a reason this home is named for its views. The living space, with a fully-equipped kitchen and entertainment room, opens out to the expansive deck where breathtaking views of Sayulita Bay serve as the backdrop to your sunny days and starry nights.

Malibu Dreaming from Partners Trust

This architectural oasis sweeps across more than four acres of the exclusive Serra Retreat.

Each room in the recently updated estate offers unobstructed views of the highly sought-after Malibu coastline. Enjoy outdoor living at its finest on the second-level terrace with an oversized pool, waterfall, and TV bar lounge.

Top image: Timothy Real Estate Group

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Summer’s Last Fling

The summer season is nearing its end. But before the temperatures cool and the leaves turn, why not indulge in one more warm weather adventure? Late August is the perfect time to score a deal on airfare with the return of school and business travel at a lull.

So, what’re you waiting for? Here are the best trips to take now while the dog days of summer are still around.

Asia

While the travel time may be long, the journey is worth the destination. Bali is home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches, and most luxurious resorts, which explains why it’s at the top of the list for many travel bloggers. Surrounded by cascading rice terraces with views of the Ayung River Valley, you’ll feel as if you have a piece of Bali all to yourself at Amandari’s three-bedroom luxury villa.

North America

If you’re looking for a world-class beach a little closer to home, look no further than Riviera Maya. Rosewood Mayakoba stretches across one mile of its Caribbean coastline and lagoons. Suites, built from indigenous materials such as Yucatan limestone and wood, provide guests an indulgent experience with amenities such as rooftop sundecks, expansive terraces, and plunge pools.

Africa

Starting in late summer through early fall in Kenya, experience what many consider to be the eighth wonder of the world — Africa’s great wildebeest migration. Every year, two million of these animals journey hundreds of miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Witness their arrival while staying at Angama Mara, an intimate safari lodge overlooking the reserve.

August 25 marks the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. To celebrate, entrance fees for that day are waived across the country. From Redwood in California to Acadia in Maine, your options to explore unparalleled natural beauty are endless. But we have our hearts set on Denali National Park in Alaska which is celebrating 100 years in 2017 and is home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

Photos courtesy of angama.com, wikipedia.com, aman.com, and rosewoodhotels.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Summer’s Last Fling

The summer season is nearing its end. But before the temperatures cool and the leaves turn, why not indulge in one more warm weather adventure? Late August is the perfect time to score a deal on airfare with the return of school and business travel at a lull.

So, what’re you waiting for? Here are the best trips to take now while the dog days of summer are still around.

Asia

While the travel time may be long, the journey is worth the destination. Bali is home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches, and most luxurious resorts, which explains why it’s at the top of the list for many travel bloggers. Surrounded by cascading rice terraces with views of the Ayung River Valley, you’ll feel as if you have a piece of Bali all to yourself at Amandari’s three-bedroom luxury villa.

North America

If you’re looking for a world-class beach a little closer to home, look no further than Riviera Maya. Rosewood Mayakoba stretches across one mile of its Caribbean coastline and lagoons. Suites, built from indigenous materials such as Yucatan limestone and wood, provide guests an indulgent experience with amenities such as rooftop sundecks, expansive terraces, and plunge pools.

Africa

Starting in late summer through early fall in Kenya, experience what many consider to be the eighth wonder of the world — Africa’s great wildebeest migration. Every year, two million of these animals journey hundreds of miles from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Witness their arrival while staying at Angama Mara, an intimate safari lodge overlooking the reserve.

August 25 marks the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. To celebrate, entrance fees for that day are waived across the country. From Redwood in California to Acadia in Maine, your options to explore unparalleled natural beauty are endless. But we have our hearts set on Denali National Park in Alaska which is celebrating 100 years in 2017 and is home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

Photos courtesy of angama.com, wikipedia.com, aman.com, and rosewoodhotels.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Home Bars

 

Sometimes we have a long day, sometimes we want to get creative with cocktails, or sometimes we just want to enjoy happy hour with a few friends. Why not make happy hour even happier by having it at your own home? These home bars will have you thinking next time you’re headed out, why not stay in?

Presented by Partners Trust

Imbibe at your home bar while taking in views of the Pacific at this modern estate perched on the cliffs of Malibu. With its seamless design of indoor and outdoor living, this home, situated upon a 110-foot bluff, has the perfect corner bar for relaxation and enjoying beach life. Take your cocktail outside to the infinity pool, oversized outdoor patio, or covered gazebo for the epitome of coastal living.

Presented by Timothy Real Estate Group

If it’s the sand on your toes that you want, then Villa Encantada is the home for you. With all the bedrooms and living areas having magnificent ocean views, this Mexican home includes a manmade beach with a bar, lounging area and a tide pool. Enjoy a margarita in the sun with the ocean just steps away.

Presented by Harnish Properties

Step into a French styled bar, in your own home. Situated on two lots in Oregon’s Oswego Lake, this European-styled home has a full bar area with a pool table and seating area around the fire. Perfect for those cold, winter nights, order up a hot toddy without leaving home.

Presented by Partners Trust

This LEED-certified home has a modern backlit bar with a pool table and access to the patio. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing, the bright, open design has everything you need for a night in. Order up a drink and toast to living ethically and luxuriously in this Los Angeles home.

Perfect home bar glassware:

Nothing makes your home bar’s drink taste better than the perfect glass to drink it from. UncommonGreen creates glassware with intricately etched maps that circle around the glass. Whether you want to remember your favorite vacation, or celebrate where you live, each glass can be engraved with any city from around the globe. UncommonGreen designs glasses for wine, pints, and cocktails featuring nearly 100 cities and counting.

For the more colorful cocktail drinker, Sisters of Los Angeles creates glassware with bright designs of cities you love. Whether you want an area code, a city’s name, or tribute words about your city of choice, these sisters have you covered. Every time you grab a spot at your bar, your glassware will put a smile on your face.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Tile to the Max

White kitchens, white baths, white couches, white walls. It was only a matter of time before the pendulum started swinging back. In kitchens, baths, and entry ways, designers are punching up the sea of white with intricate patterns of encaustic tile. It goes by many names—Cuban tile, cement tile, concrete tile—as it’s been around for centuries. Spain, Morocco, Mexico and Italy have been using this building material for years (for its cool feel under the feet); tile is made by baking in colorful decorative designs into cement, usually 12” square.

The tile can also be used on floors or walls to great effect. Here it gives a fresh spin on a deck and enlivens the white and gray outdoor furniture

The tile, incredibly durable, can be finished in gloss or matte, and can make a very luxe appearance. The graphic black and white tile pattern in this kitchen provides a stunning base for the touches of black in cabinetry, shelving, rafters, and window mullions.

Encaustic tile is a natural in the bath and makes a bold statement in this contemporary design. As an alternative to the usual marble slab and travertine in today’s baths, the tile brings a fresh look that is both practical and beautiful.

While cement tile can be dramatically bold and eye-catching, it doesn’t always have to shout. In this sunroom, a quiet, low-key color palette makes for an inviting conversation nook.

The versatility of encaustic tile is undeniable. While the tile has ancient roots, it’s a natural fit for mid-century modern tastes as shown in this living room design. The Moorish-style motifs in these mixed-pattern tiles provide a pleasing contrast to the angular simplicity of the furnishings.

Encaustic tile may be just the thing to spice up the trend for white and gray interiors. It’s like a new neutral, but with a lot more pizazz.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Tile to the Max

White kitchens, white baths, white couches, white walls. It was only a matter of time before the pendulum started swinging back. In kitchens, baths, and entry ways, designers are punching up the sea of white with intricate patterns of encaustic tile. It goes by many names—Cuban tile, cement tile, concrete tile—as it’s been around for centuries. Spain, Morocco, Mexico and Italy have been using this building material for years (for its cool feel under the feet); tile is made by baking in colorful decorative designs into cement, usually 12” square.

The tile can also be used on floors or walls to great effect. Here it gives a fresh spin on a deck and enlivens the white and gray outdoor furniture

The tile, incredibly durable, can be finished in gloss or matte, and can make a very luxe appearance. The graphic black and white tile pattern in this kitchen provides a stunning base for the touches of black in cabinetry, shelving, rafters, and window mullions.

Encaustic tile is a natural in the bath and makes a bold statement in this contemporary design. As an alternative to the usual marble slab and travertine in today’s baths, the tile brings a fresh look that is both practical and beautiful.

While cement tile can be dramatically bold and eye-catching, it doesn’t always have to shout. In this sunroom, a quiet, low-key color palette makes for an inviting conversation nook.

The versatility of encaustic tile is undeniable. While the tile has ancient roots, it’s a natural fit for mid-century modern tastes as shown in this living room design. The Moorish-style motifs in these mixed-pattern tiles provide a pleasing contrast to the angular simplicity of the furnishings.

Encaustic tile may be just the thing to spice up the trend for white and gray interiors. It’s like a new neutral, but with a lot more pizazz.

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

BBQ Bash

Recipes for Outdoor Dining

Sizzle… crack… pop! The only things that are better than the sounds of outdoor grilling are the smells and the good company. We’ve got you covered on the former.

Check out these recipes for outdoor dining that will be sure to turn your next barbecue bash into a gastronomic success.

Dip and sip

Start the party off right with dips and sips for your guests to enjoy as they arrive.

Goop has two recipes for summery (but not too sweet) cocktails we’re itching to try, including this spiked strawberry lemonade made with fresh strawberry purée and vodka.

No feast would be complete without Martha Stewart. This cool and creamy feta radish spread is made from Greek yogurt and takes less than 30-minutes to whip up.

Pro Tip: Station your pre-dinner treats away from where the main course is being served so guests can mingle without spoiling the pièce de résistance.

Main course

While the burger is a classic staple at barbecues, why not kick it up a notch with these grilled shrimp tacos courtesy of bon appétit made with fresh serrano chile, chipotle chile powder and ground cumin.

Can’t get the image of a burger on the grill out of your mind? Try these recipes that break away from using the conventional beef patty, including lamb with tangy fennel slaw and ginger-scallion salmon with miso yogurt.

Frozen treat

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying a glass of hot chocolate. This frozen version from Ina Garten is just as rich and creamy as its warmer counterpart with an added kick from the coffee liqueur (thanks, Contessa).

Photos courtesy of goop.com, marthastewart.com, realsimple.com, barefootcontessa.com, and bonappetit.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

BBQ Bash

Recipes for Outdoor Dining

Sizzle… crack… pop! The only things that are better than the sounds of outdoor grilling are the smells and the good company. We’ve got you covered on the former.

Check out these recipes for outdoor dining that will be sure to turn your next barbecue bash into a gastronomic success.

Dip and sip

Start the party off right with dips and sips for your guests to enjoy as they arrive.

Goop has two recipes for summery (but not too sweet) cocktails we’re itching to try, including this spiked strawberry lemonade made with fresh strawberry purée and vodka.

No feast would be complete without Martha Stewart. This cool and creamy feta radish spread is made from Greek yogurt and takes less than 30-minutes to whip up.

Pro Tip: Station your pre-dinner treats away from where the main course is being served so guests can mingle without spoiling the pièce de résistance.

Main course

While the burger is a classic staple at barbecues, why not kick it up a notch with these grilled shrimp tacos courtesy of bon appétit made with fresh serrano chile, chipotle chile powder and ground cumin.

Can’t get the image of a burger on the grill out of your mind? Try these recipes that break away from using the conventional beef patty, including lamb with tangy fennel slaw and ginger-scallion salmon with miso yogurt.

Frozen treat

Don’t let the heat stop you from enjoying a glass of hot chocolate. This frozen version from Ina Garten is just as rich and creamy as its warmer counterpart with an added kick from the coffee liqueur (thanks, Contessa).

Photos courtesy of goop.com, marthastewart.com, realsimple.com, barefootcontessa.com, and bonappetit.com

Article originally appeared on LeverageRE.com

Four Seasons Private Residences

Golden Oak at the Walt Disney World Resort is a world embraced by luxury, privacy and the Magic of Disney. For the first time, Disney is offering whole ownership of custom single-family homes on Walt Disney World property.

We recently had the privilege of getting an inside look at some of the community’s newest homes at the Four Seasons Private Residences event hosted by Golden Oak.

The new homes included Avanti by Goehring & Morgan, Bonavento by Stonebrige Homes and Capolavoro by Derrick Builders. All three of these homes feature breathtaking outdoor patios with views of conversation areas, spacious living rooms and kitchens for entertaining, extravagant master suites and uniquely designed Disney-themed bedrooms.

Take a look at our photo gallery from the event: