MultiMillion Dollar Sales in St Andrews Country Club, Woodfield Country Club, and The Oaks

St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.

17676 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google.
17676 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google.

The stunning estate home at 17676 Lake Estates Drive sold for $2.325 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 6054 sq. feet of living space. This two story home is situated on almost 1/2 acre with beautiful, private lake views. Floor to ceiling windows lead from the leaving room to the pool deck. There have been lots of updates including new appliances, bathroom fixtures, sinks and toilets.
The open gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets and a large island with cook top. The 4.5 car garage has new doors as well. The master suite is located on the ground floor and includes an exercise room, his and her bathrooms and large custom closets. The pool has been given a new Diamond Brite finish as well as new tiles and heater. Built in 1993.
The contemporary home at 7026 Ayrshire Lane sold for $1.325 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4261 sq. feet of living space. Located on over 1/4 acre, this home has great views of the golf course and lake. A large circular drive leads to a double door entry. The kitchen and bathrooms have all been renovated to include modern touches such as an oversize breakfast bar, top of the line appliances and floating vanities. The outdoor space features a covered patio and pool. Built in 1984.
Woodfield Country Club is a private country club and gated community with a large clubhouse, exercise room, golf course and tennis courts. The community also has basketball courts, bike and jogging paths and a resort pool and spa. The entrance is on the north side of Yamato Road, just west of Jog Road. Equity membership is required. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
3749 Coventry Lane; image by Google
3749 Coventry Lane; image by Google

The exquisite estate home at 3749 Coventry Lane sold for $2.8 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 7556 sq. feet of living space. This Mediterranean style estate has the finest finishes and breathtaking views of the lake. There are volume ceilings, crown moldings, Jerusalem marble and hardwood floors. There is a loft and library in addition to the bedrooms.  The living room has coffered ceilings with a beautifully stone crafted fireplace and onyx wet bar. A special feature is a walk in wine closet. A gourmet chef’s kitchen has 42″ white cabinetry, granite and Caesarstone quartz counters and top of the line appliances. The patio has a covered lanai with a fireplace and gorgeous pool. Built in 2009.
4170 Briarcliff Circle; image by Google
4170 Briarcliff Circle; image by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 4170 Briarcliff Circle sold for $1.3 million. Located in the Briarcliff subdivision, it has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 4764 sq. feet of living space. This custom built home has lots of upgrades, floor to ceiling windows and marble floors. It boasts a home theater and loft. There is a gourmet contemporary kitchen with a large island, custom cabinetry and extra large refrigerator. There is also a custom built library. The outdoor entertainment area has a lushly landscaped pool and patio with a summer kitchen and views of the lake. Built in 1998.
The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road, 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.
17721 Besito Way; image and map data by Google
17721 Besito Way; image and map data by Google

The magnificent estate home at 17721 Besito Way sold for $1.550 million. It looks stunning from above. Located on a premium 1/2 acre cul de sac lot, it has 5 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms in 6700 sq. feet of living space. The lavish home has hardwood floors and a huge chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counters and top of the line appliances. It boasts a pre-wired media room, playroom, library and loft. The master suite has his-and-her bathrooms. The home also has 3 private balconies. The outdoor space has a large pool and hot tub overlooking the lake. Built in 2015.
17702 Cadena Drive; image and map data by Google
17702 Cadena Drive; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 17702 Cadena Drive sold for $1.240 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.3 bathrooms in 5415 sq. feet of living space. This brand new home has a large U-shaped kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry. Special features include double oven/stove top and double dishwashers. Wood and marble floors are in the main living areas as well as a fireplace. The home has impact glass sliding doors open to the covered patio, pool and spa. There are 3 garage bays. Built in 2015. If there’s a downside it’s the backyard facing Lyons Road, though with substantial separation.

Multimillion Dollar Sales in Woodfield, Fieldbrook Estates, Le Lac & St. Andrews

Fieldbrook Estates is a prestigious guard gated community with spectacular waterfront estates. The community is located minutes away from fine dining and shopping and major highways, airports and beaches. It is on the west side of Jog Road, just north of Clint Moore. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.

Two houses in Fieldbrook Estates; image by Google
Two houses in Fieldbrook Estates; image by Google. Google Maps show sthe addresses as “East” while tax records show them as North and West.

The Mediterranean mansion at 17709 Fieldbrook Circle N sold for $3.8 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.3 bathrooms in 8374 sq. feet of living space. Located on the waterfront, this estate sits on one lush acre. It has high end finishes including marble floors and impact glass. There are 4 garage spaces. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor and has separate shower and tub. The very large covered deck with wood ceiling overlooks an oversized resort style pool. It was built in 2010 and purchased for $2.2 million in 2012.
The estate home at 17760 Fieldbrook Circle W sold for $2 million. It has 7 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 8731 sq. feet of living space. The large entry and living room features large 2 story windows with beautiful views and a fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has state of the art appliances including Thermador, Miele, sub-zero and bosch. There are marble floors in the main living areas and wood flooring in the family room and hand crafted mahogany office. The first floor master suite has a sitting area, private staircase to a loft and an elegant master bathroom with onyx and marble jacuzzi and vanities.  The estate boasts a private tennis court, basketball court, summer kitchen and over-sized pool and spa.  There is even a screening room/theater. Built in 1991, it was sold for $1.45 million in 2003.
Le Lac is an intimate gated enclave of only 32 multi-acre estates nestled among 200+ acres of serene tropical land with 60+ acres of scenic lakes. Le Lac Road is located on the north side of Clint Moore Road between Military and Jog Roads. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
6009 Le Lac Road; image by Google
6009 Le Lac Road; image by Google

The single level mansion at 6009 Le Lac Road sold for $2.925 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 7301 sq. feet of living space. It also boasts a 5 bay garage. A tree-lined drive leads to a stately double-door entry and spacious living areas with sleek marble floors and high ceilings. The formal dining room is served by a butler’s pantry. The gourmet kitchen has a large island, custom hardwood cabinetry, granite counters and high-end appliances.  Located on over 4 acres, this magnificent estate is surrounded by lush tropical greenery and a private lake. Our favorite feature is the bridge across the lake to the tennis court. There is also an expansive outdoor entertainment area featuring a large free-form pool with spa, built-in grill area and covered dining patio.  Built in 1997, it was last purchased for $3.150 million in 1998.
Coventry at Woodfield Country Club is a private country club and gated community with a large clubhouse, exercise room, golf course and tennis courts. The community also has basketball courts, bike and jogging paths and a resort pool and spa. The entrance is on the north side of Yamato Road, just west of Jog Road. Equity membership is required. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
3791 Coventry Lane; image by Google.
3791 Coventry Lane; image by Google.

The large Mediterranean home at 3791 Coventry Lane sold for $2.5 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 6.3 bathrooms in 6770 sq. feet of living space. A private elevator goes straight to the custom office. There is an oversized custom paneled library and a state of the art theater room. There is a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with double wall ovens, onyx bar and more. Located on the waterfront, there is a heated pool and spa and views of the golf course. Built in 1999 for $1.170 million, it was sold for $2.3 million in 2011.
3795 Coventry Lane; image by Google.
3795 Coventry Lane; image by Google.

Two doors over the two story home at 3795 Coventry Lane sold for $2 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 5186 sq. feet of living space. Special features include a generous second floor loft, french doors in every entry way and soaring picture windows. There is Jerusalem stone flooring and hardwood flooring throughout the home. The large kitchen has 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens and a large center island and wine fridge. The master bedroom is very spacious with beautiful, dark wook closet systems. The large free-form heated pool has dramatic water falls and is surrounded by Chicago brick pavers. There is also a fully equipped summer kitchen.  Built in 2001, it was purchased for $1.8 million in 2014.
St. Andrews Country Club boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
Two houses in St. Andrews; image by Google
17403 St. James Court (left) and 6821 Lions Head Lane; image by Google

The traditional home at 6821 Lions Head Lane sold for $1.675 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4628 sq. feet of living space located on a cul-de-sac half acre lot with long lake views. The beautiful master suite has wood floors and a large bath with double showers and vanities. There is a gourmet kitchen with sleek white cabinets and a double wall oven. The resort style outdoor area has a summer kitchen, covered patio and free form pool and spa. The home was built in 1992 and purchased for $1.576 million in 2014.
The large contemporary home at 17403 St James Court sold for $1.280 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 6065 sq. feet of living space. The open floor plan has beautiful views of the lake. The master bedroom has tremendous closets and separate baths. The outdoor screened patio overlooks the pool along with a tee box and nearby green.  The home was built in 1989 for $240,000.

Homes Sold in Long Lake Estates, The Oaks and St. Andrews Country Club

The biggest real estate moment this week in West Boca was a crane falling over on a house in Long Lake Estates. But beyond that:
Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons. Numerous homes sold in the past couple months.
Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 8.59.50 AMLong Lake Estates is a prestigious community in Boca Raton with 117 estate homes. The private gated community offers 1+ acre homesites and custom homes. Many have lake views. The homes are on winding tree-lined streets among park areas. Students are zoned for Whispering Pines Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. The community is located on Clint Moore Road west of the turnpike.

18450 Long Lake Drive; image and map data by Google. Seller is Granofsky.
18450 Long Lake Drive; image and map data by Google. Seller is Granofsky.

The exquisite mansion at 18450 Long Lake Drive sold for $2.3 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.2 bathrooms in 7000 sq. feet of living space. The home is located on over 1+acres. There is a paved entrance and a side-entry four bay garage. There is a grand two-story foyer leading to a window-walled living room. There are fine finishes throughout the home including detailed moldings, furniture-grade built-ins and marble floors. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, a walk-in pantry and sub zero refrigerator. The master suite and guest room are on the main level. Four bedroom suites and a game/media room are upstairs. The outdoor space includes a summer kitchen and free-form pool on a garden patio. This mansion was a custom build by award-winning Charise Watt in 2005 for $990,000.
The large estate home at 8419 Twin Lake Drive sold for $1.3 million. The home has 8 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 8419 sq. feet of living space. A large paved drive leads to a 5 car garage. The home has an open floor plan and is one floor. It is located on the lake and has an in ground pool. The master bedroom is on the ground level. The seller acquired the property through foreclosure and it needs some TLC. It was built in 1994 for $480,000.
18250 Long Lake Drive sold for $2.1 million. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in over 6000 square feet of space and more than an acre of land.
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The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road, 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.
9107 Redonda; image and map data by Google
9107 Redonda; image and map data by Google

The elegant custom estate at 9107 Redonda Drive sold for $1.8 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 8.2 bathrooms in 6791 square feet. The estate was professionally decorated by one of New York’s top designers. The master bedroom is located on the first floor. The gourmet kitchen has custom cabinets with a very large island, and double ovens. A unique feature is a climate controlled wine room.
The outside features a resort style pool and spa, covered lanai with summer kitchen and a lake view. It was originally purchased in 2009 for $1.839 million.


Next up, sold by our brokerage:
lakeazurehomeThe contemporary home at 17979 Lake Azure Way sold for $861,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4525 sq. feet of living space. This 2 story estate home has a spectacular lake view, private pool and covered patio.
poolThe brand new kitchen has quartz counters and stainless steel appliances.
kitchenThe foyer features a curved staircase with iron spindles. The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has great views of the lake. Built and purchased for $1.2 million in 2006, it was purchased by a bank for $507,100 in 2013.
Other sales in The Oaks include:
$890K – 17878 Monte Vista Drive; 6 bedrooms, 5.2 baths, 5500 square feet
$1.3M – 17888 Key Vista Way; 5 bedrooms, 6.2 baths, 5400 square feet
$1.4M – 17904 Key Vista Way; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, nearly 6200 square feet
$950K – 17810 Lake Azure Way; 5 beds, 4.2 baths, 4500 square feet
$1.4M – 17799 Cadena Drive; 6 beds, 6.2 baths, 6200 square feet
$1.2M – 9261 Este Lago Drive; 6 beds, 7.2 baths, 6400 square feet
$1.3M – 17893 Key Vista Way; 6 bed, 5.2 bath, nearly 6000 square feet
$1.3M – 9471 Bridgebrook Drive; 5 bed, 5.1 bath, nearly 6000 square feet
$1M – 17846 Monte Vista Drive; 5 beds, 4.2 baths, 4700 square feet
St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
7415 Fenwick Place; Image and map data by Google
7415 Fenwick Place; Image and map data by Google

The contemporary new construction estate on just under half an acre at 7415 Fenwick Place sold for over $2.9 million. It was completed in late summer 2015. Located on the lake, it has 6 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 7342 sq. feet of living space. The estate home features a gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms and a large family room, breakfast area and office. There is marble flooring throughout the 2 story home. The master bedroom is on the ground level. The backyard has an in ground pool. There are 4 garage spaces.
7020 Lions Head; image and map data by Google.
7020 Lions Head; image and map data by Google.

The Mediterranean style home at 7020 Lions Head sold for $1.1 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 7.3 bathrooms in 6293 sq. feet of living space. This courtyard home has glazed Spanish tile flooring throughout and an elevator. In the entry, there are custom hand carved doors and cast stone columns. The living room features a wood burning fireplace with extensive us of stained glass. The courtyard boasts a lap pool, covered patio area with entertainment bar and hot tub. The kitchen has granite counters, natural hardwood cabinets and a double oven. The home was built in 1993 for $894,000.
Other sales in St. Andrews:
$775K – 17938 Lake Estates Drive; 4 beds, 5.1 baths, 4400 square feet
$1.1M – 7360 Ballantrae; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, 5400 square feet
$1.5M – 7162 Ayrshire Lane; 4 beds, 4.1 baths, 4500 square feet
$2.4M – 17361 Allenbury Court; 5 beds, 6.2 baths, nearly 7100 square feet
$850K – 7686 Stonehaven Lane; 4 beds, 5.2 baths, 5300 square feet
$1.2M – 7060 Lions Head Lane; 5 bed, 6.1 bath, 5300 square feet
$2.15M – 17828 Scarsdale Way; 7 beds, 6.1 baths, over 8600 square feet
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Other sales of note:
Broken Sound – Tanglewood
$1.2M – 6010 NW 23rd Terrace; 5 beds, 5.1 baths, 4600 square feet
$1.2M – 6055 NW 23rd Terrace; 4 beds, 4.1 baths, 4900 square feet
$577K – 6252 NW 21st Court; 3 beds, 4 baths, 2900 square feet
$615K – 2123 NW 62nd Drive; 3 beds, 4 baths, 2800 square feet
Polo Club
$1M – 17834 Deauville Lane; 3 beds, 4.1 baths, 4400 square feet
$1.1M – 17290 Coral Cove Way; 4 beds, 4 baths, 4200 square feet
$825K – 5077 Suffolk Drive; 3 beds, 3.1 baths, 2900 square feet
Seasons
$725K – 6532 NW 32nd Terrace; 4 beds, 4 baths, 3000 square feet
$820K – 6539 NW 33rd Ave.; 4 beds, 3.1 baths, 3300 square feet
Woodfield Country Club
$912K – 6524 Somerset Circle; 4 beds, 3 baths, 3600 square feet
$651K – 6359 Avalon Pointe Court; 4 beds, 4 baths, 4300 square feet
$1.2M – 3998 NW 52nd Place; 7 beds, 7.1 baths, 5100 square feet
$715K – 3129 Westminster Drive; 4 beds, 4 baths, 3300 square feet
Fieldbrook
$1M – 17625 Fieldbrook Circle E; 4 beds, 3.1 baths, 3600 square feet
$1.2M – 17595 Fieldbrook Circle E; 4 beds, 3 baths, 4200 square feet
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Major Accident in Delray: West Boca Tesla Driver Involved

Shortly before 10:30 pm on Friday night there was a fatal accident on Linton Blvd at its intersection with Jog Road. Four vehicles and a pedestrian were involved. One of the drivers and the pedestrian were both killed. One of our readers shared this video of the scene:

According to Investigator Fazzino of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, a BMW convertible driven by Alan Ziperstein (age 72) was driving the wrong way on Linton, eastbound in the westbound lanes. Ziperstein, a resident of the Addison Reserve community, collided with a Jaguar driven by Victor Goo (60) of Kings Point, a Tesla driven by Arthur Sezman (76) of St. Andrews Country Club (West Boca), and a Hyundai driven by Gloria Sheehan (82), also of Kings Point.
After hitting the three vehicles, Ziperstein’s BMW continued on, striking pedestrian San Miquel Ramiro (52) of Boynton Beach, and then rolled over.
Sadly, Ziperstein was pronounced dead at the scene and Ramiro passed away at Delray Medical Center. Mr. Goo suffered critical injuries and was also taken to Delray Medical Center. Sezman and Sheehan suffered minor injuries.
We received four photos from readers at the scene:
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It was unclear from the accident report as to why Ziperstein was traveling in the wrong direction and we may never know.

Recent Home Sales in The Oaks, Polo Club, Woodfield and St. Andrews

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
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The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road between 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.

17961 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google
17961 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home on a corner lot at 17961 Villa Club Way sold for $895,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4146 sq feet of living space. The large kitchen is open to the family room and has a wall oven and extra big island. The master bedrooms is on the first floor and overlooks the backyard. Situated on almost 1/3 acre, there are views of the lake, a screened in patio and an oversized pool. The home was built in 2005 for $933,881.
17808 Key Vista Way sold for $920,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 4679 sq. feet of living space.
17802 Lake Azure Way sold for $810,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 4404 sq. feet of living space.
18019 Lake Azure Way sold for $750,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3390 sq. feet of living space.
17841 Villa Club Sold for $610,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3183 sq. feet of living space.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
The beautiful ranch home at 17111 Huntington Park Way sold for $835,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2805 sq. feet of living space. There is an open floor plan and tall ceilings. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and lots of counter space. The backyard boasts an in ground pool and spa overlooking the lake. There is also a screened in porch. The bathrooms have all been beautifully renovated. Built in 1988, it was last purchased in 2011 for $525,000.
5322 Ascot Bend sold for $680,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3557 sq. feet of living space.
17637 Ashbourne Lane C sold for $645,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 2.1 bathrooms in 2438 sq. feet of living space.
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St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.
17938 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google
17938 Lake Estates Drive; image and map data by Google

The gorgeous home at 17938 Lake Estates Drive sold for $775,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4456 sq. feet of living space. A long circular drive leads to a grand entrance. The kitchen opens to the family room and air-conditioned sun room. The master suite boasts his and hers bathrooms. A large pool and patio are situated on a private and lush backyard.  Built in 1994, the home was last purchased in 1997 for $875,000.
6972 Queenferry Circle sold for $504,900. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 4382 sq. feet of living space.
Other neighborhoods:
6520 NW 40th Court; image by Google
6520 NW 40th Court; image by Google

6520 NW 40th Court in Woodfield Country Club sold for $725,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.
2386 NW 59th Street in Bermuda Run (Broken Sound) sold for $754,500. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms in 3791 sq. feet of living space.
6532 NW 32nd Terrace in Seasons sold for $725,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3045 sq. feet of living space.
5497 NW 23rd Avenue in Water Oak sold for $700,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4864 sq. feet of living space.
3164 St. Annes Drive in Hamptons sold for $665,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2918 sq. feet of living space.
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5809 NW 25th Terrace in Bay Isle sold for $599,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2811 sq. feet of living space.
6529 Somerset Circle in Somerset sold for $522,500. It has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.

West Boca Congressional District Lines: Deutch and Frankel

Congress members Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel
Congress members Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled on challenges to congressional district lines. For statewide coverage you can read more in the Miami Herald. Meanwhile Sunshine State News reports that Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel will switch districts under the new plan.
As we read the Florida Supreme Court’s opinion, the district lines for West Boca (Districts 21 and 22) will follow the “CP-1 plan” (“Coalition Plaintiffs”):

The trial court found that CP-1 … was preferable with respect to Districts 21 and 22. … CP-1 creates a more tier-two compliant configuration of the two districts. … Compared to the Legislature’s proposal, Districts 21 and 22 in CP-1 are more visually compact. … CP-1 also keeps the cities of Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and Lantana whole within District 21, and keeps Deerfield Beach whole within District 22, whereas those municipalities are split in the Legislature’s proposal.

We were able to combine district maps with Google Maps to create a clearer view of the lines locally. Here’s how it looks for West Boca (extending a bit into East Boca):

District line overlay with underlying image and map data from Google Maps
District line overlay with underlying image and map data from Google Maps

The area in green, mostly west of the Turnpike and north of the Boca-Delray line, is in District 21. The area in pink, east of the Turnpike and south of Delray, is in District 22. There is a small area in zip code 33496 where the line gets weird, splitting up both the St. Andrews Country Club and the Polo Club communities.
33496 district line overlay on image and map data from Google Maps.
33496 district line overlay on image and map data from Google Maps.

Most of St. Andrews will be in District 21 with a small and oddly shaped sliver on Clint Moore going to District 22. For Polo Club the northwest section goes to District 21. The east section goes to 22 except for another oddly shaped section on the Delray line that goes to 21.
Congressman Deutch, who lives in Boca Falls at the far west end of Glades Road – District 21 – plans to run for the seat in District 22. Florida does not require its representatives in Congress to live within their district, but many politicians in this situation choose to move into the district. We would not be surprised to see him move somewhere east of the Turnpike.
Below are additional images and documents for the new district lines.
District lines for Palm Beach and Broward
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PDF of the CP-1 district lines for all of southeast Florida. We did not review the Supreme Court decision for anything other than Districts 21 and 22, so we’re not sure if the rest of these apply.
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Burglaries in Boca Falls & Boca Madera; School on Lockdown

Update: A homeowner in Bayberry (Boca Winds) said she saw two black males in a older white pickup “casing the neighborhood”. They were not young, perhaps in their 30s or 40s, and she saw them two or three times. The location is very close to the Boca Falls burglary in this story and the description seems to match what the homeowner saw when she walked in on the burglars.

Two burglary incidents attracted a lot of attention in the past 24 hours, one yesterday afternoon in Boca Falls and early this morning in Boca Madera.

Mystic Cove in Boca Falls; image by Google
Mystic Cove in Boca Falls; image by Google

Readers alerted us to an incident yesterday in and near Boca Falls at the west end of Glades Road and Palmetto Park Road. Several police cars were seen, some on Glades Road near the Boca Falls entrance with others on or near Palmetto. Readers also saw a police helicopter. We arrived on the scene about an hour later and saw one police car at Palmetto and Riverside along with the helicopter.
One of our readers described the incident as he heard it:

[The homeowner] walked into her house and her house was being robbed! She saw them and they saw her and then they ran out the back and she ran out the front. They did take items from her house. From what she said, they came in by piggybacking through the gate.
Hopefully word will get out and our neighborhood will take precautions and this doesn’t happen again!

Various sources tell us that police were looking for two black males in a white pickup; the pickup “piggy backed” through the gate near Waters Edge Elementary School; Waters Edge went on a “Code Yellow” lockdown for about an hour; and that Boca Falls was already considering measures to improve gate security and this incident is likely to accelerate changes.
The reference to piggy backing is when an unauthorized vehicle follows closely behind an authorized vehicle to get through a gate before it closes.
Another reader forwarded us this notice from Waters Edge Elementary:

Please know that for everyone’s safety, we were on a Code Yellow today from approximately 12:25-1:25 pm due to some unusual activity in Boca Falls– we are now “All Clear”. All students and staff remained in the building and they did a fabulous job following our expectations. We appreciate everyone’s support during this time.

So far there’s no indication as to whether the burglars were caught or not.
We should note that crime maps show incidents like this are rare in gated communities, and West Boca has one of the lowest crime rates in Palm Beach County and South Florida.

Boca Madera entrance; image by Google
Boca Madera entrance; image by Google

Early this morning there was a burglary in the Boca Madera neighborhood which is on the east side of Jog Road north of Glades near the St. Andrews School. It’s inside the city line but still what we consider West Boca (west of Military Trail). Boca Raton Police notified the community (via Facebook and Twitter) of the incident and warned residents to stay inside.
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Not too long after they followed up with an all-clear notice:
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WPTV reports that two men were arrested after a search was conducted by Boca Raton PD and a PBSO helicopter. We do not see any blotter entries that fit yet, but it was only a few hours ago and usually takes longer than that for them to show up.
Note that the correct spelling of the neighborhood is Boca Madera (Madera is Spanish for wood), not Madeira (a Portuguese wine).

Recent Home Sales in St. Andrews Country Club, The Oaks and Polo Club

Homes in the 33496 zip code are located between 441 and Military Trail, north of Yamato Road to the Delray line. Neighborhoods in this area include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Boca Gardens, Broken Sound, Whisper Walk, The Polo Club, Lakeridge and Seasons.
St. Andrews Country Club, a gated community, boasts an expansive clubhouse with basketball courts, a large pool, and tennis courts. There is a large recreation and aquatic center as well as 2 golf courses. There is a mandatory golf membership which requires a non refundable initiation fee. The club also offers dining and catering venues. St. Andrews Country Club is located on Clint Moore Road west of Jog Road.

6939 Queenferry Circle; Image and map data by Google
6939 Queenferry Circle; Image and map data by Google

The spectacular courtyard home at 6939 Queenferry Circle sold for $2.1 million dollars. The ranch home has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3770 sq. feet of living space. The large gourmet kitchen has a six burner gas Viking range, a double convection oven and Miele appliances. There are new impact glass sliders, rich brazilian cherry floors and traventine floors. A unique feature is the 12 ft wine connoisseur cabinetry. The patio and pool were recently renovated and include a summer kitchen and a guest house. There are water views from every major room. The home sits on a large lot between 1/4 to 1/2 acre and has views of the lake. Built in 1990, it was last purchased in 2013 for $706,500.
The Oaks is a gated family community with a large clubhouse and pool, 12 court tennis center and luxurious spa. Students go to Sunrise Park Elementary School, Eagles Landing Middle School and Olympic Heights Community High. Bordering Clint Moore Road, 441 and Lyons Road, it is close to shopping and dining.
17697 Middlebrook Way; image and map data by Google
17697 Middlebrook Way; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean home at 17697 Middlebrook Way sold for $1.075 million dollars. Located in the back of the development, it has 5 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in over 5500 square feet of living space. The large kitchen has a 6 burner gas cooktop, a double oven, subzero appliances, a large walk-in pantry and beautiful custom cabinetry. The family room has an entertainment center and overlooks the private backyard. The living room has a lavish gas fireplace. All the bathrooms are upgraded and in excellent condition. The backyard has a large covered deck, an outdoor kitchen and a heated in-ground pool with a spa. It was originally purchased in 2005 for $1.105 million dollars.
17792 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google
17792 Villa Club Way; image and map data by Google

The ranch home at 17792 Villa Club Way sold for $775,000, at the low end of prices in The Oaks. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3474 sq. feet of living space. The home features a gourmet kitchen open to the family room. There is an open floor plan and coffered ceilings throughout the home. The home has a private lakefront setting with a pool and lanai. Built in 2004, it was purchased for $750,000 in 2013.
The Polo Club is a gated community and exclusive country club. Owners must purchase an equity interest in the club. The club features 2 championship golf courses, a new 145,000 square foot clubhouse, 29 tennis courts, spa and community pool. There are also multiple dining options, a fitness center and playground. The Polo Club is located on Military Trail north of Clint Moore.
5442 Ascot Bend; image by Google
5442 Ascot Bend; image by Google

The contemporary home at 5442 Ascot Bend sold for $625,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2913 sq. feet of living space. The master bedroom/bathroom has dual sinks. There is carpet and marble flooring throughout the 1 story home. The backyard has a large pool with a partial lake view. It was originally purchased in 1987 for $345,000.
Just a few doors down, 5419 Ascot Bend sold for $575,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3557 sq. feet of living space.
Broken Sound:
6187 NW 24th Terrace sold for $1.075 million dollars. It has 6 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 5722 sq. feet of living space.
2201 NW 57th Street sold for $920,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3631 sq. feet of living space.
5742 NW 24th Avenue 504 sold for $525,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2342 sq. feet of living space.
5826 NW 24th Terrace sold for $510,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2376 sq. feet of living space.
Woodfield Country Club:
4145 Briarcliff Circle sold for $650,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2585 sq. feet of living space.
6501 NW 39th Terrace sold for $610,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3545 sq. feet of living space.
Newport Bay Club:
6582 Newport Lake Circle sold for $545,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 2883 sq. feet of living space.

Homes Sold in Broken Sound, Newport Bay and Woodfield Country Club: 33496

Neighborhoods in this report include Long Lake Estates, St. Andrews, The Oaks, Woodfield Country Club, Newport Bay Club, Broken Sound, The Polo Club, Boniellos Acres and Seasons.
Broken Sound is a large gated country club community located on Yamato Road.  There are 27 villages and 1600 homes within the community. Amenities include a golf course and putting green, tennis courts and basketballs courts. There is also a clubhouse, exercise room and large pool. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.

2164 NW 62nd Drive; image and map data by Google
2164 NW 62nd Drive; image and map data by Google

The Mediterranean style home at 2164 NW 62nd Drive sold for $597,500, tightly packed together with similar homes. It has 3 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 2828 sq. feet of living space. There is an open floor plan and the kitchen has granite counters and a cook island. The home has a private pool overlooking the lake and golf course. It was built in 1993 and previously sold in 2000 for $520,000.
Across the street 2169 NW 62nd Drive in Broken Sound sold for $565,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2890 sq. feet of living space.
2563 NW 63rd Street in Broken Sound sold for $1.080 million. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3242 sq. feet of living space.
2334 NW 60th Street in Broken Sound sold for $800,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 4051 sq. feet of living space.
5706 NW 23rd Terrace in Broken Sound sold for $925,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 6.1 bathrooms in 4583 sq. feet of living space.
6195 NW 24 Terrace in Broken Sound sold for $1.220 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 7.1 bathrooms in 5116 sq. feet of living space.
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Newport Bay Club is a gated community located on Jog Road north of Clint Moore. Amenities include a Sports Complex with lighted tennis courts, pro shop, fitness center and more. There is also an olympic size swimming pool. Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
The contemporary home at 6688 Portside Drive sold for $600,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 3044 sq. feet of living space. The home has wood floors and the kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and white wood cabinets. The home’s pool overlooks the lake. Built in 1993, it was purchased in 2011 for $490,000.
Boniellos Acres is a secluded gated community with large lots and custom residences located on the west side of Jog Road just north of Clint Moore. Horses are permitted.  Students attend Calusa Elementary School, Omni Middle School and Spanish River Community High School.
17585 Boniello Road; image by Google
17585 Boniello Road; image by Google

The large ranch at 17585 Boniello Road sold for $975,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms in 3625 sq. feet of living space. The home has a spacious open floor plan with a wall of french doors looking out onto the patio. The fenced in yard features an in ground pool with a waterfall. The kitchen has a big island and double wall ovens. The land was purchased for $110,000 in 1987 and the home was built in 1991.
17735 Boniello Drive sold for $860,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 5528 sq. feet of living space.
Woodfield Country Club
6566 NW 40th Ct sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in 3637 sq. feet of living space.
6379 NW 40th Ct sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms in 3575 sq. feet of living space.
3217 Harrington Drive sold for $1.100 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 5 full bathrooms in 3897 sq. feet of living space.
3972 NW 52nd Street; image by Google
3972 NW 52nd Street; image by Google

3972 NW 52nd Street sold for $1.012 million. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms.
3290 Westminster Drive sold for $840,000. It has 6 bedrooms and 6.2 bathrooms in 4396 sq. feet of living space.
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Polo Club
5245 Suffolk Drive sold for $625,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3.1 bathrooms in 2905 sq. feet of living space.
5197 Suffolk Drive sold for $713,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in 3818 sq. feet of living space.
St. Andrews Country Club
7223 Ballantrae Court sold for $525,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 4.1 bathrooms in 3445 sq. feet of living space.
7140 Queenferry Circle sold for $750,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 5.1 bathrooms in 4295 sq. feet of living space.
Long Lake Estates
8422 Lookout Circle sold for $850,000. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4120 sq. feet of living space.
18141 Daybreak Drive sold for $1.050 million.
Other Neighborhoods:
6188 NW 32nd Avenue in Seasons sold for $1.155 million. It has 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms in 4261 sq. feet of living space.
17673 Middlebrook Way in The Oaks sold for $975,000. It has 5 bedrooms and 5.2 bathrooms in 5440 sq. feet of living space.

West Boca McMansions – Real Estate Trends and Analysis

Real estate trends in West Boca
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We’ve been looking at recent real estate trends in West Boca. We started with neighborhoods, discussing Boca Falls in one article and Boca Isles in another.
For this article we’re taking a different approach. We looked at large houses, over 6000 square feet, and we included southwest Delray Beach because the market is similar. These “McMansions” sales were clustered in a fairly small area as shown on the map below:

Data from FlexMLS.
Data from FlexMLS.

Transactions in this class consistently average over $2 million, and around $300 per square foot of living space. When starting to review this we separated houses into two groups – inside and outside a membership club. Some of the most common membership clubs in our data include St. Andrews Country Club, Mizner Country Club, Boca West, Polo Club, Addison Reserve and Woodfield Country Club. Top neighborhoods that do not require membership include Long Lake Estates, The Oaks, The Bridges, Azura, Stone Creek Ranch, and Le Lac.
We do not see a big difference in values between these two groups. At this end of the market country club memberships do not seem to have much impact on real estate prices. Either way the neighborhoods are exclusive.
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It’s also hard to identify clear trends because the individual homes tend to be more unique. At the low end some houses sold for as little as $1 million at $150/sq.ft. or less, while two houses went in the $600/sq.ft. area and the most expensive went for nearly $10M and over $900/sq.ft.
Still, here’s what we see:

  1. Large home sales increased dramatically in total numbers. There were 23 such transactions in the first half of 2014, 17 in the second half of 2014, and that rose to 35 transactions in the first half of 2015. There was a particularly big turnover of homes in St. Andrews.
  2. The total size of the market also increased, from $57M in the first half of 2014 to $76M in the first half of this year. In 2014 the value was driven by a few very high-end homes. In 2015 it’s the total volume that’s driving things.
  3. Average prices dropped. In both the first and second half of 2014 the average transaction was close to $2.5 million. In the first half of 2015 the average transaction was under $2.2 million. The average in 2014 was around $320/sq.ft. and that dropped to $290/sq.ft.

The biggest lesson we see in all of this is for sellers. If you have a large house there is a very wide spread in prices. This is driven by the features of the house and by finding the right buyer both for that house and for the community. The most patient sellers get more value by holding out for that buyer, but may wait a year, two years or even longer to get a sale done.
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Our spreadsheet for this analysis is below:
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