Category Archives: Wellington Real Estate

Exceptional Lakeview Property In Wellington’s Castellina Community

Exceptional Lakeview Property In Wellington’s Castellina Community

This exceptional home is located in Wellington’s Castellina neighborhood, located off Stribling Way just south of the Mall at Wellington Green. Situated on a grand lakeview property, this distinctive home is for those seeking the finest in design elements, materials and quality. Its design features an homage to the grandeur of an Imperial British Empire estate home, reminiscent of the architectural influence of its past Far East history. Highlighted features are three bedrooms and three full baths, plus an office, with a well-executed floor plan totaling 2,561 square feet of living space. Interior upgrades are included throughout each area of the home.

Aerial View: The front elevation of the home shows the expanded three-car garage. The garage itself features soothing, soft blue epoxy-finished floors with coordinating matching color walls. Installed garage cabinets offer valuable added storage.

Great Room: Interior design appointments feature custom millwork and white high-gloss crown molding framing this magnificent home. The coffered ceilings add detail to the great room.

Pool/Patio: The home’s picturesque, screen-enclosed pool and patio area serves as a wonderful private retreat.

Bathroom: Intricate tile going from ceiling to floor is housed within a frameless glass shower. Complementing the shower are two magnificent Kohler sinks set into the granite countertops of the owner’s vanity.

Kitchen: The kitchen features exceptional appointments, such as upgraded granite kitchen counters with a breakfast bar island and sink, a custom backsplash, fine cabinetry, custom shelving and top-level stainless-steel appliances.

Castellina Property Presented By Roger Plevin

Meet Roger Plevin  

Roger Plevin was working as a stockbroker in New York when he and his wife, Andrea, first started coming to Florida regularly. Their parents were aging, and they wanted to keep in touch.

“We were looking for a home in the Coral Springs/Parkland area when someone told us of a lovely area called Wellington,” Plevin recalled. “We decided to take a drive and check it out. We got a very good vibe from Wellington. It felt homey and comfortable, and we recognized that the pricing of the homes made them a better value than those in Broward County.”

The Plevins moved to Wellington’s Grand Isles community in 2001, and living there was what prompted a switch to a career in real estate.

“I observed the vast changes that Wellington was going through in 2001 and 2002. The Mall at Wellington Green was completed and State Road 7 was starting to expand,” Plevin said. “I began noticing rooftops replacing trees on the east side of Wellington, and I would joke with my New York friends that they build a house here faster than they fill a pothole in New York. So I decided not to watch it happen but to become a participant in the growth.”


A World-Class Equestrian Facility In Wellington’s Saddle Trail Park

A World-Class Equestrian Facility In Wellington’s Saddle Trail Park


This world-class equestrian facility features 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, conveniently located in Wellington’s Saddle Trail Park along the bridle trail with a short hack to the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds. The top-notch working farm includes a fully outfitted, 10-stall center aisle barn, guest quarters and a custom manure storage building all built in 2016, as well as a fully irrigated and drained arena with GGT footing and a totally re-imagined main house. CBS construction with all custom metal roofs are the foundation for a complex that is elegantly finished with three grooms/guest quarters, a manager’s office and residence, plus three bedrooms, including the owner’s retreat and a bonus sleeping loft in the main house, all offering a plethora of living options. Additional features include a large pool and deck for relaxing after a hard day’s ride, six paddocks with shade trees, canal irrigation and stunning curb appeal.

Aerial View: The estate includes 2.58 acres located in the prestigious Saddle Trail Park equestrian community, just minutes from local equestrian facilities. It is a prime location for the serious equestrian.

Arena: Ride easy in this full-size, all-weather arena featuring GGT footing, full irrigation and drainage. Step out of the ring and head directly onto the bridle trail.

Barn: This fully equipped, 10-stall center aisle barn was built in 2016 and features a full array of creature comforts for equine friends, plus a few for their caretakers and owners. A bonus hayloft saves a ton of space, and the half bath in the washroom is very convenient to have close by.

Tack Room: With entrances inside and out, clean and refined storage and a luxury feel, this tack room shows that function as well as elegance are major considerations at this five-star facility.

Guest Quarters: Doing things right is the theme of this equestrian estate. Separate guest quarters next to the pool allow everyone to be close by but have enough shoulder room and privacy to make every day feel like a vacation.

Saddle Trail Property Presented By Andrew Burr

Meet Andrew Burr

Andrew Burr is the leader of the Andrew Burr Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, which has been selling real estate in Palm Beach County since 2008. “With more than 90 million in sales transaction experience, my team has the qualifications to get the job done when it comes to your real estate needs,” Burr said. “I am a broker, an accredited buyers’ representative, a certified investment property manager and a certified new home co-broker.”

Members of the Andrew Burr Group run the gamut from rental specialists, senior real estate, vacation property specialists and more. “If you are looking for a real estate agent with integrity, honesty and experience, we have you covered,” Burr said. “I am a member of the Rotary Club of Wellington and currently act as sergeant-at-arms and youth services chair. If you would like to help make the world a better place and help those in need, ask me about the Rotary!”

Burr is most proud of being a husband and a father. “My beautiful wife Amy and I have been married for more than 28 years, and my daughter Megan is working on her dream of becoming an optometrist,” Burr said. “I want to thank all of you who have allowed me and my team to assist you in buying, selling, renting and leasing in the past, as well as those of you who will give us a chance to earn your business in the future.”

Learn more about Andrew Burr at


Little Ranches Property Presented By Marcia Ann Lichtenwalner

Little Ranches Property Presented By Marcia Ann Lichtenwalner

Meet Marcia Ann Lichtenwalner

After 16 years working in sales and marketing for Marriott Hotels in the Boston area, Marcia Ann Lichtenwalner relocated to Wellington in 2001 with her family. Now, with 20 years invested as a local resident, she has gained a significant degree of community knowledge.
“Given my involvement in a number of our community’s schools, civic and sporting organizations throughout my time as a resident, I’ve had the benefit of building trusted relationships with residents and visitors alike,” Lichtenwalner said. “As a skilled Realtor, I bring my market knowledge, professional expertise and my dedication to truly delivering exceptional customer service to everyone I work with.”
These traits and values provide significant benefits to her clients, while also resulting in a high degree of success for both buyers and sellers. As an equestrian specialist and a Keller Williams Luxury International member, one of Lichtenwalner’s passions has been a focus on the local equestrian community.
“Success in this niche market requires a genuine understanding about what both year-round and seasonal equestrians need and look for, especially as it relates to real estate,” she said. “I have been extremely fortunate to serve many fellow equestrians while being immersed in this wonderful sport!”


Private, Peaceful Home In Little Ranches Is An Equestrian’s Delight

Private, Peaceful Home In Little Ranches Is An Equestrian’s Delight

This private and peaceful home in Wellington’s Little Ranches neighborhood is an equestrian’s delight that has been well-maintained with beautiful grounds. The property is perfect for an equestrian family, trainer or investor to customize with a barn that has a long rental history. The home features five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a three-car garage and a pool that affords a three-way split plan with separate access for flexibility. The eight-stall center-aisle barn with four satellite stalls offers exceptional air flow, a full apartment, multiple storage areas and outbuildings, plus a separate tack room with a bathroom. The property layout includes plenty of space for expansion of the amenities or the ring. It currently has a GGT regulation dressage arena and 11 paddocks, some with covered shade run-ins. The farm is only minutes from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on all paved roads.

Aerial View: The completely private 4.87-acre farm in Wellington’s Little Ranches community features an eight-stall center-aisle main barn and four additional shed stalls with 11 total paddocks.

Front Elevation: The custom-built CBS home has five bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a three-car garage featuring Royall Wall construction, built to the highest building standards with steel-reinforced walls, along with a fully gated and fenced property.

Barn Aisle: The eight-stall main barn features a center aisle with exceptional air flow year-round, a one-bedroom studio apartment, plus feed and tack rooms, and a separate rider bathroom.

Pool Area: The wonderfully private pool and screened patio overlooks the paddocks and the arena. The patio opens from three areas of the home, which offers a three-way split bedroom plan for optimal usage and privacy.

Interior: The light and bright home offers single level living with lovely features, such as soaring ceilings, large bedrooms, huge windows affording lots of natural light, crown moulding, ceramic tile and hardwood flooring throughout.


Professionally Decorated Toscana Model In The Gated, Amenity-Filled Resort Community Of Buena Vida

Professionally Decorated Toscana Model In The Gated, Amenity-Filled Resort Community Of Buena Vida

Featured this month is a professionally decorated, expanded Toscana model in Wellington’s Buena Vida community with three en suite bedrooms, a master sitting/exercise room, guest room, den, library and powder room on a quiet lot with an expansive, private view. The family room and living room have French doors leading to a screened-in, covered paver lanai and paver deck with a tranquil pond. Additional features of this amazing home include granite countertops, 42-inch maple cabinets, a breakfast bar, newer appliances, two air conditioning units, full home accordion shutters, solar sheeting on windows, a full home water filter, custom built-ins in the family room and library, additional lighting, designer fans and more — all located in a gated, resort-style, amenity-filled community close to everything.

Living Room: The light and bright living room features high ceilings and two sets of French doors with transom windows leading out to the home’s fully screened paver lanai, deck and tranquil pond area.

Open Concept Kitchen: The open concept kitchen and family room features extra recessed lighting, granite, custom cabinetry, an entertainment wall, under-cabinet lighting and a huge pantry.

Master Suite: An expansive master bedroom suite features wood flooring, recessed lighting, transom windows, a separate sitting area or exercise room and huge closets.

Master Bath: The master bathroom features lots of daylight and has his and hers vanities and sinks, a separate Roman tub, a walk-in shower with a glass enclosure, accent lighting, a separate commode and a large linen closet.

Buena Vida Property Presented By Shelley Sandler

Meet Shelley Sandler

Shelly Sandler
(561) 371-1075

For more than 20 years, Shelley Sandler has worked diligently to provide her customers with professional real estate guidance. Knowing the pitfalls and preventing problems before they arise is something only an experienced agent can provide. As a Platinum producer with Illustrated Properties, Sandler has the best marketing, resources and support available to assist her clients with their needs.

Sandler relocated from northern Virginia in 1986. While working as a local dental hygienist and raising her two daughters, she developed a passion for real estate. Her expertise extends throughout Palm Beach County. She has developed a reputation for integrity, enthusiasm and professionalism with buyers, sellers and other real estate professionals.

Sandler’s business has been built on strong referrals from clients, colleagues and friends who know that she is committed to always keeping her clients’ best interests in the forefront. “My job is to take the stress out of your real estate transaction,” she explained. “Each transaction is unique and requires customization to meet those needs. Successful real estate transactions require knowledge, experience and often the ability to think outside the box. There is no magic solution.”


Meet Martha Jolicoeur

Saddle Trail Park Property Presented By Martha Jolicoeur, P.A.
Meet Martha Jolicoeur

Buying or selling a property with Martha Jolicoeur assures the highest level of professional real estate consultation in the Wellington equestrian community. Jolicoeur understands the importance of customer excellence and prides herself on dealing honestly and fairly while creating relationships with her customers that continue far beyond a transaction.

Jolicoeur first established herself among the equestrian community as a world-class show jumping competitor. She has since combined her passion for horses with her career as one of the area’s top-ranked real estate agents catering exclusively to equestrian clientele. She was selected as a member of the elite Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sports and Entertainment division, a designation reserved for brokers who meet the highest standards of integrity and reputation.

Jolicoeur serves her clients by consulting and guiding them to make the right real estate choices, at times sacrificing her own immediate gain. She prides herself on her work within the global equestrian community, offering her top-notch services to employees and staff of some of her well-known clients.

Learn more about Martha Jolicoeur at


An Equestrian’s Picturesque Paradise In Wellington’s Saddle Trail Park

An Equestrian’s Picturesque Paradise In Wellington’s Saddle Trail Park

Located a short five-minute hack from the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, this impeccably landscaped equestrian estate is nestled in the quiet Wellington neighborhood of Saddle Trail Park. The stabling features two barns housing 13 stalls, two tack rooms, two feed/storage rooms, a laundry room, an office and a 100-foot by 200-foot arena with premium footing. The owner’s house has been updated with a spacious open floor plan highlighted by a chef’s kitchen and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an oversized master suite. Staff housing includes a full kitchen, laundry, two bedrooms and one full bathroom. Modern updates can be seen across the entire property, along with finished hardwood floors and outdoor patios with ample seating.

Barns: Two separate structures house 13 stalls, two tack rooms and two feed/storage rooms. All stalls have openings facing outward, as well as into the main barn aisle. A few steps away is the 100-foot by 200-foot arena constructed with state-of-the-art GGT footing.

Bathrooms: All bathrooms on the property have been updated with high-end minimalist modern features, including marble-tiled showers and dual sinks in the master bath. Unwind after a long day of riding in these spa-like escapes that exude a clean and fresh feeling.

Open Floor Plan: The property has been updated to showcase an open floor plan between living room, dining room and a fully equipped chef’s kitchen. The color scheme draws on classic equestrian neutrals with rich, wide-paneled hardwood flooring throughout the entire space. The modern farmhouse kitchen is complete with a large island featuring butcher-block countertops to accentuate the flooring.

Covered Patio: With a view overlooking the arena and barns, the covered patio can be accessed from large sliding doors in the main house. The patio is large enough for multiple dining and seating areas. Enjoy meals together amid the beautiful landscaping, or simply watch what’s happening in the training arena.


Brady Walter Of Century 21 WC Realty Enjoys Working In The Wellington Market Perfect Fit

Brady Walter Of Century 21 WC Realty Enjoys Working In The Wellington Market

Perfect Fit

Two years ago, Brady Walter was in Maryland, attending college with the hopes of developing a career in the fashion industry. Today, he is an up-and-coming sales associate with Century 21 WC Realty, located in the original Wellington Mall at Forest Hill Blvd. and Wellington Trace.

This just goes to show how quickly life can change.

“I was working as a personal stylist for a men’s custom clothier in Maryland and several other states,” Walter recalled. “I would help men achieve the best versions of themselves, often by asking what motivates and inspires them. I found that I honestly enjoyed helping people.”

It was that caring attitude that led him to Florida.

“I had been doing some market research on the Palm Beach County area, and what I saw was a lot of potential in Wellington and the surrounding areas,” he said.

Soon, Walter had packed his bags and relocated.

When his girlfriend Tayler got her real estate license, Walter realized that helping people find the perfect home — the “perfect fit,” if you will — was very similar to his previous career in fashion. It was a challenge that he wanted to take on. Soon, he too, had his real estate license.

Timothy Watts, the head broker at Century 21 WC Realty, welcomed Walter and aided in his career transition.

“Tim has been nothing short of incredible,” Walter said. “He has met with me one-on-one on several occasions, showed me the ropes and walked me through what a Realtor should be doing on a daily basis.”

As for the Wellington area, Walter continues to be impressed by the local market.

“I see a lot of potential in Wellington, and in the real estate market in general for the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area,” he said. “There’s value in those homes and those communities, and that helps me help people.”

Because he is hyper-focused on matching people to their “best life,” Walter also takes note of the feel of a neighborhood.

“I lived in New York for a while, and I would have to say that the people here are much friendlier than in large cities like New York or Miami,” Walter said. “There’s a sense of community in Wellington that speaks to the growth of the area. With or without memberships involved, the sense of community is what makes people want to buy homes rather than rent. Once they do buy, their family is going to develop here and establish roots, and they are going to be happy they bought instead of rented.”

Walter noted that growth outside the Wellington community is also drawing more people here.

“There is a lot of new construction,” Walter said. “Not so much in Wellington, but in Loxahatchee, The Acreage, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach. That activity has drawn people to Wellington as well.”

Walter continues to match every buyer with the proper home for them in the proper neighborhood, while also helping every seller move forward as they follow their dreams. But that’s not all. Walter added that, if asked, he may throw in some complimentary fashion advice as a bonus.

Call (301) 452-6832 or e-mail to contact Brady Walter. For additional information, visit


Martha Jolicoeur Of Douglas Elliman Lives And Breathes Wellington Real Estate Competitive Sport

Martha Jolicoeur Of Douglas Elliman Lives And Breathes Wellington Real Estate

Competitive Sport

A career based around horses is often a lifelong endeavor. For Wellington real estate agent Martha Jolicoeur, her time in the saddle led her to her true calling. An accomplished rider training under the tutelage of Olympians, Jolicoeur made a big change that led her to call Wellington home — and to help others do the same.

Jolicoeur grew up in Westport, Connecticut, located in the heart of northeastern horse country. For her, riding felt like a natural step, and it was one that rewarded her from the moment she climbed onto the back of a horse as a child.

Unlike most Olympic sports, men and woman compete as equals in equestrian events, and the sport also involves another living, breathing being. Jolicoeur experienced the many highs while competing, but horses also helped her discover another passion. While living and competing in the Middleburg, Virginia, area, it was from the back of a horse that Jolicoeur was inspired to take her professional career in another direction.

“I was riding my horse along a hill and thought to myself that I needed to find a different path to secure a future for my family,’” said Jolicoeur, whose daughter, Isabel, is an associate attorney at Atkinson P.A. in Miami. “I got off the horse and decided to focus on real estate full time. So, I moved to Florida.”

South Florida became Jolicoeur’s permanent home in 2005, and she has watched equestrians flock to Wellington from all corners of the world ever since. According to her, it’s a place like no other that brings people together over a special bond with horses.

“Wellington has become a place where everyone speaks the same language. That language is horses,” she said. “Horses brought us all together, and it gives this place a real sense of community.”

Real estate is now Jolicoeur’s “competitive sport” and she has — once again — found her way to the top. In 2018, she was ranked the No. 1 Florida agent as a member of the elite Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sports & Entertainment Division.

Jolicoeur has witnessed the evolution of Wellington real estate. Through the boom in condo living in the early 2000s and a transition in popularity to farm and home sales as the equestrian community put down roots, Jolicoeur caters to the needs of both the equestrian set and people looking for their own slice of Florida paradise.

“When I started in Wellington, there was a boom in the market,” Jolicoeur said. “You listed something, and it sold right away. I still feel that we have a very healthy market, but we are dealing with a larger base of people coming to Wellington and looking to own property. Another thing that is positively affecting the market now is the tax advantages of being a Florida resident. It’s a perk that many people can’t pass up.”

Since 2005, Wellington has experienced a growth spurt that is impressive to visitors and the real estate market as a whole.

“Growth has been the biggest facilitator for a healthy real estate climate in Wellington,” Jolicoeur said. “The equestrian activities have expanded, and the array of people wishing to live here has skyrocketed.”

However, it takes the expertise offered by someone with experience in the market to find the perfect home. 

“In this market, buyers have to do their research, take their time and watch the trends,” Jolicoeur said. “On the flip side, if sellers do their homework and price appropriately, their properties will sell.”

Today, Jolicoeur feels that there is a healthy mix of equestrian farms, private estates, condos and year-round residences balancing the market. “There is something for everyone,” she said. “People — related to the horse business or not — have realized that this is a place anyone would want to call home.”

To learn more about Martha Jolicoeur, call (561) 797-8040 or visit


Denise West Of Keller Williams Brings 30 Years Of Real Estate Experience Native Floridian

Denise West Of Keller Williams Brings 30 Years Of Real Estate Experience Native Floridian

Real estate professional Denise West of Keller Williams was born in Miami, the 10th of 11 children. Her parents instilled in her values that she still lives by today: treat others the way you want to be treated, always lead with faith and love, and if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.

West became part of the Wellington community after living through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Leaving the area where she had grown up wasn’t easy.

“It was hard to leave such a strong support base and family,” West recalled. “But when my husband Dale, a retired firefighter, and I happened upon Wellington with our three children — who were six, three and one at the time — we fell in love with the quaint community.”

She began her career in real estate a few years before that move.

“When I decided to get into real estate, I was eight months pregnant with my middle son,” West said. “I knew I would not be returning to my job as a marketing director for Florida Power & Light Credit Union because I made the choice to stay home at that point to raise my children and enjoy every phase of being a mother. But in the back of my mind, I also knew sometime in the future I might need or want to get back in the workplace and wanted to be prepared. Real estate seemed like a natural fit.”

West specializes in all residential communities, as well as the luxury market. Her experience in real estate has allowed her the opportunity to participate in every kind of transaction.

“Being a Realtor for more than 30 years, I have sold everything from townhomes to first-time home buyers, residential homes, investment properties, multi-million-dollar Intracoastal properties to second-home buyers and horse farms in Wellington,” she said.

West is one-half of the Keller Williams duo known as the “Hearth and Home Team.” Her partner happens to be someone quite close to her.

“I am blessed that my daughter Kristie is a Realtor with me,” West said. “My daughter Kristie and I, as a team, pride ourselves in helping each of our clients with top-notch service. Together, we blend social media interaction and a personal touch. We give our buyers and sellers our knowledge of the real estate market and provide hard facts to assist with good decisions, strong negotiation skills and added amenities not offered by the average Realtor.”

Their years together, along with their strong work ethic, have established this mother-and-daughter team as one to be trusted by both those in and out of the real estate market.

“As Realtors, we also network and market to fellow Realtors just as much as to the public,” West said. “When you are established and respected, you can call on others, and they can call on you, and many times a home is sold without ever hitting the market.”

The love West felt when she first visited Wellington back in 1992 has not diminished one bit.

“There isn’t enough I can say about Wellington,” she said. “Being a native Floridian, I know what communities are out there. I am not aware of another like Wellington. It provides the perfect balance of small-town community with modern conveniences, wonderful restaurants and, of course, our equestrian events, which make us unique in every way.”

To contact Denise West, call (561) 313-4006 or visit