Category Archives: Wellington Real Estate

A Relaxing Dream Retreat

A Relaxing Dream Retreat Beautiful, Spacious Courtyard-Style Home Features A Warm, Modern Look In The Palm Beach Polo And Country Club

Photos Courtesy Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This perfectly re-imagined home on Winding Oak Lane in the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club offers a relaxing dream retreat. It is a popular courtyard-style home where the outdoor space connects to almost every room through a multitude of sliding and French doors. Tucked in a corner, a hedged alcove offers a fireside nook with a cozy atmosphere. Once inside, the style features a warm, modern palette, carefully curated not to be too clinical or fussy. Some features include beautiful oak wood floors, Thermador appliances, a private master suite with heated bathroom floors, a gas-heated pool and spa, a sound system, and complete hurricane impact doors and windows.


Luxurious Mediterranean Estate

Luxurious Mediterranean Estate
Custom-Built Home And Property Includes High-End Details And Amenities Throughout

Photos courtesy Renee Goodemote/Keller Williams

This luxurious Mediterranean estate is located in the heart of southern Wellington’s equestrian community. It boasts more than 10,000 square feet under air and is set on 5.2 lush, masterfully landscaped acres with three gated entrances. No expense was spared in the details of this custom-built home and property, offering its own pond with a dock, gorgeous gardens and numerous tropical fruit trees. As you enter through the gated drive, you are greeted by a circular driveway leading to the front portico. Once inside, you will be captivated by marble floors, soaring ceilings and extravagant chandeliers throughout. The chef’s gourmet kitchen features a center island, 42-inch cherry cabinets, high-end appliances, a breakfast bar, double ovens and an ornate tiled back splash. The home includes nine oversized bedroom suites, each with a walk-in closet, kitchenette and private entrance. A large, dedicated office with built-in cherry cabinets overlooks the serene backyard. A private theater room doubles as a safe room or a 10th bedroom. The palatial backyard offers an 18-foot-deep pond stocked with koi, catfish and other exotic fish, nestled around a magnificent 20-foot waterfall. An ideal home for entertaining, it is located just minutes from Wellington’s famous equestrian venues and all else that the Palm Beach area has to offer. Other features include impact tinted windows and doors, two solar-powered water heaters, an eight-foot hand-dug wishing well, bidets in all main level en suites, several gazebos, recreational areas, walking trails and a playground.


Exquisite Home In Binks Estates

Exquisite Home In Binks Estates
Spectacular Views And Gorgeous Landscaping Complement The Professionally Decorated Interior

This beautiful and pristine pool home in Binks Estates — one of the most sought-after communities in Wellington — is situated on .41 acres with views of the 10th green of the Wellington National Golf Club. The professionally decorated estate home features a lovely white kitchen with wood cabinetry, gorgeous quartz countertops, double ovens, and a large, walk-in pantry. The striking crown, base and decorative custom wall moldings enhance the unique architecture of the home. All four bathrooms have been tastefully renovated. Spectacular views await you as you step outside the home and see the gorgeous landscaping surrounding the heated saltwater pool, resurfaced just four years ago. This light and bright airy home also offers accordion shutters, a full house generator and an extended screened patio. This four-bedroom home is close to great schools and Wellington’s world-class equestrian venues.


Waterfront Estate In Palm Beach Polo

Waterfront Estate In Palm Beach Polo Private, Gated Estate Overlooks The Championship Golf Course And Features A Luxurious Backyard Retreat

Photos Courtesy Carol Sollak

This exclusive, Tuscan-styled estate is situated on a waterfront lot in the coveted neighborhood of Cypress Island within the Palm Beach Polo community. Boasting over half an acre of land, the home overlooks a lake and the 16th green of the championship golf course. Built in 2014, the luxurious estate includes 7,862 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, five full and two half bathrooms, a three-car garage and an exquisite backyard retreat with a modern pool. The property features two privately gated driveways, a home generator, and impact glass windows and doors throughout. The refined interior features handcrafted woodwork throughout, lofty coffered ceilings, gorgeous wood and marble flooring, a custom wine cellar and bar, an elevator, a fireplace and much more. There is a main level guest suite complete with a private bath and wet bar, as well as a second floor suite with access to an expansive balcony with amazing views. The oversized outdoor living area is equipped with retractable screens, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and blissful views.



Beautifully Appointed Wellington Farm

Beautifully Appointed Wellington Farm Property Features Outstanding Equestrian Amenities, Located Just Minutes From Competition Venues

Photos courtesy Matt Johnson

This elegantly appointed home and stable is perfectly situated on 8.85 beautifully manicured acres and just minutes to the WEF, Global and IPC competition venues. It is ideal for any discipline, with a Grand Prix field, a covered arena with an underground ebb & flow watering system, a viewing platform, plus a workout room and additional garage storage. The property also boasts an outdoor arena, six-horse euro-walker and round pen. The private 28-stall stable offers two mirror image wings, eight wash stalls, two tack rooms, two feed rooms, two laundry rooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms and two storage rooms. The four-bedroom residence with office offers an open-concept great room with a center-island kitchen, professional gas range, quartz counters, a stunning glass-enclosed wine cellar and beautiful wood floors throughout. Simply a must see! Exclusively listed by Matt Johnson.

Wellington Equestrian Property Presented By Matt Johnson

Meet Matt Johnson

Consistently, year after year, Matt Johnson has been one of Wellington’s top-producing agents representing some of the community’s finest luxury estates and equestrian properties, closing over $150 million in sales in the past 24 months.

Along with the traditional sales approach, Johnson has a proven track record of success with luxury real estate auctions with some of the village’s most prestigious properties. Johnson has been a Wellington resident for 30 years and has been selling Wellington successfully for almost 25 years.

A competitive equestrian himself, Johnson has risen to the pinnacle of top real estate advisors worldwide at the international firm of Engel & Völkers, and this month will be honored with an award at the firm’s annual convention being held in Las Vegas.


Estate Living In The Heart Of Palm Beach Polo

This Tasteful Estate On An Oversized Lot Evokes The Feel Of ‘Palm Beach Chic’

Located in the heart of Palm Beach Polo, this tasteful estate evokes “Palm Beach chic.” Situated on an oversized lot overlooking the Dunes Preserve, the home is ideal for entertaining. Landscaped to perfection, the generous pool with separate Jacuzzi make residents feel like they are on permanent vacation. An outdoor sound system, cabana with refrigerator and ice maker, and a full spa bath with double shower all add up to an unrivaled open-air experience. Featuring recent renovations, including a new roof and impact glass, the “smart home” is tastefully decorated in a bright and light neutral palette. Five bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths and air-conditioned garages offer spacious living. A large office with a fireplace, an oversized loft and a custom billiard room are some of the special touches that make this home unique. A separate bar area is the perfect place for guests to gather before enjoying indoor or outdoor dining options. Fencing and state-of-the-art security systems offer additional peace of mind in this gated community.

Meet Martha W. Jolicoeur

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

Jolicoeur first established herself in Wellington as a world-class show jumping competitor. Since then, she has combined her passion for horses with her career as one of the area’s top-ranked real estate agents catering to equestrian clientele. Committed to supporting her community, the 2022 season marks her 12th consecutive year sponsoring the Leading Lady Rider Award at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

A member of the elite Douglas Elliman Real Estate Sports and Entertainment division, Jolicoeur serves her clients by guiding them to make the right real estate choices. Whether you are searching for the ideal family home or the equestrian estate of your dreams, Martha Jolicoeur makes it happen.




Exquisite Lucky Dey Farm Estate

Completely Renovated In 2020, This Equestrian Property Is One Of The Most Sought-After Farms In Wellington

Photos Courtesy Keller Williams Realty

Those seeking a top equestrian property now have an amazing opportunity to settle into one of Wellington’s most sought-after farms. Lucky Dey Farm sits on 5.39 acres at the back entrance of Palm Beach Point, minutes from the new back entrance to the Winter Equestrian Festival show grounds. This estate property was completely renovated in 2020 and encompasses a 7,800-square-foot main house (5,700 under air) with an elaborate summer kitchen; an expansive custom outdoor dining and saltwater pool area; a professionally installed vegetable garden with six irrigated boxes; a 1,400-square-foot, 3 bedroom/2 bath guest cottage; a 400-square-foot office/lounge with a fire pit; and a 12-stall center-aisle CBS barn with all the amenities, including a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment. There is also a new full-home generator for the main house and fiberoptic cable hardwired directly from the AT&T utility box to the main house, office, guest cottage and barn.

Meet Josie Latronica and Joe Pugliese

Josie Latronica began her real estate career in 1988, while her brother Joe Pugliese has been in the construction industry for more than 25 years. Originally from New Jersey, they fell in love with Wellington and made it their home. Josie has expertise working with buyer and sellers from first-time home buyers to the very savvy and experienced, in all price ranges and all property types. With deep knowledge and experience in the local market, along with her master negotiating skills, Josie assists clients in selling, buying, renting and leasing, as well as property management. With expertise in the construction industry, Joe is knowledgeable in tear downs, new construction, landscape architecture and hard scapes.

Premium customer service and prompt, financially sound results are of paramount importance to them. When handling the gamut of real estate needs for buyers and sellers alike, Josie is dedicated to providing the utmost professionalism, knowledge and business sense, yet also strives to find the core of what someone really wants in a property. She brings many assets to her career, namely her compassion toward people, extensive experience in the real estate industry, her creativity, intuitiveness, attention to detail, but most of all, the ability to work under pressure and negotiate the fairest and best deal for all parties. She also worked in the title industry for a time and knows how to facilitate a smooth transfer of title.



Equestrian Dream Home Stunning Palm Beach Point Estate With Equestrian Amenities Was Recently Renovated By One Of The Top Design Firms in The Nation

Equestrian Dream Home Stunning Palm Beach Point Estate With Equestrian Amenities Was Recently Renovated By One Of The Top Design Firms in The Nation

This stunning property in the exclusive Palm Beach Point neighborhood sits on seven-plus acres located an easy hack to the showgrounds. Separate entrances to the home and barn provide privacy and ease. An equestrian-themed gate opens up to a grand, tree-lined driveway with a fountain. The home itself has four bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It was recently renovated by one of the top design firms in the country. The living room looks out over the inviting pool and entertainment area, that includes a gazebo, covered sitting area with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, large hot tub and a pool with a sitting bar area. The formal dining room shines with a spectacular Venetian chandelier. The open, well-appointed kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a Thermador 6-burner gas range, double ovens and a large working island. With two pantries and an additional butler’s pantry, there is plenty of room for entertaining. The kitchen looks out over a family room with cathedral ceilings, a fireplace and a double-sided aquarium. The stunning master suite also boasts a fireplace, as well as a private patio overlooking the riding ring and barn. The marble master bath has an oversized shower and a Jacuzzi tub with separate vanities and a large closet. Also featured is a second-floor loft with an expansive patio that overlooks the gorgeous property. The eight-stall barn area includes a studio apartment with a full bath, a laundry room with an additional half bath, feed room and two air-conditioned tack rooms that look out over the 185-foot-by-150-foot riding arena and four paddocks.

Front Elevation: As you enter the seven-acre property, there is an
equestrian-themed gate that opens up to a grand driveway lined
by royal palm trees and a fountain that adds a unique wow factor.

Living Room: The living room looks out over the inviting pool and entertainment area, which includes a gazebo and covered sitting area with a fireplace. Dining Room: The formal dining room shines with a spectacular Venetian chandelier purchased specifically for this home in Murano, Italy. Kitchen: The open well-appointed kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a Thermador 6-burner gas range, warming drawer, double ovens and a large working island. Master Suite: The stunning master suite also boasts a fireplace, as well as a private patio that overlooks the riding ring and barn.

Office/Bedroom: The office/bedroom has its own private bathroom. Second floor loft: A second floor loft has a pool table, game table and an additional seating area. Barn: The current eight-stall barn can be easily enlarged with plenty of space to add more stalls or an additional barn. Pool Deck: The pool and entertainment area includes a sitting area with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, large hot tub and a pool with a sitting bar area.

Palm Beach Point Property presented by
the Wellington Equestrian Realty team

Meet Chris Desino, Craig Martin & Rob Desino

Chris Desino, Craig Martin
and Rob Desino
Real Estate Agents
13501 South Shore Blvd.,
Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 818-4299

As Wellington horse farm owners and equestrian competitors, Chris Desino, Craig Martin and Rob Desino of the Wellington Equestrian Realty team know the Wellington horse farm market intimately. They don’t want their clients to buy just any farm; they want clients to buy the right farm for their unique lifestyle, business and investment.

The Wellington Equestrian Realty team believes it is their responsibility to educate clients on every aspect of investing in a Wellington horse farm and will direct them toward an area with the most potential to increase in value. The team comes with an uncompromising commitment to ensure that clients are properly advised every step of the way.

The team shows clients every Wellington farm listing that suits their unique needs, whether it’s an in-house listing or from another agent. They leave no stone unturned and realize that buying through Wellington Equestrian Realty is a major investment that they do not take lightly. Call (561) 818-4299 to learn more.

Learn more about the Wellington Equestrian Team at


Real Estate Is All About Relationships Realtor Sophie Ghedin Recently Helped Three Generations Of The Wandell Family

Real Estate Is All About Relationships Realtor Sophie Ghedin Recently Helped Three Generations Of The Wandell Family

By Mike May

Sophie Ghedin, a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty Wellington, prides herself on developing ongoing relationships with her many clients — and that has led to Ghedin working with three generations of Wellington’s Wandell family: Rosie Wandell, her daughter and her mother-in-law.

This unique business relationship and friendship among the four people has seen to it that the three Wandells ended up as happy homeowners. Ghedin is thrilled to have three friends who are now also happy clients.

“Rosie Wandell and I have been friends for a long time. She’s my physical therapist,” Ghedin recalled. “We started talking about her selling her house. I was able to help her sell the house rather quickly.”

That led to more real estate business for Ghedin with the Wandell family from Rosie’s daughter Juliana Rose Wandell and mother-in-law Rosalie Wandell.

According to Ghedin, Rosie and her husband Eric lived in Lakefield West. They wanted to sell their house and find something smaller. So, Ghedin stepped in and delivered.

“We were ready to downsize, but we wanted to stay in the greater Wellington area. Sophie helped make it happen,” said Rosie, who has her own business as a physical therapist in Wellington. “We found a new home in the Arden community.”

With Ghedin’s assistance, Rosie and Eric put their Lakefield West home on the market soon after the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020. The home sold in June. Ghedin played an integral role in finding a buyer and facilitating the sale.

The entire process went so well that it got the attention of Rosie and Eric’s daughter, Juliana Rose Wandell.

Juliana Rose had made plans to move north to Orlando in order to start her career, and she wanted to buy a house. Naturally, she turned to Ghedin for assistance. Not only was Juliana Rose buying a home, it was going to be newly built. Again, Ghedin stepped in and delivered.

“I was really impressed how she sold my parents’ house so quickly, so I thought she could help me. And she did,” Juliana Rose said. “She was very helpful. She helped me make decisions on the floor plan and the location of the home. She gave me peace of mind throughout the entire experience. We closed in July of this year. She still stays in touch with me to check on the home. I love my home.”

Juliana Rose said that she probably would not be in her current location and so pleased with the final outcome without the assistance from Ghedin.

“I highly recommend Sophie as a Realtor, as I have seen her in action as a representative of both the seller and the buyer,” Juliana Rose said.

One of the memorable aspects for Ghedin of working with Juliana Rose was her age. Juliana is just 18 years old.

“She was my youngest ever client,” Ghedin said. “And probably my smartest. She’s a genius. She earned a dual bachelor’s degree at age 17.”

Juliana Rose may be a computer engineering/computer science graduate from Florida Atlantic University, but she was a rookie in the world of real estate.

Having helped two parts of the Wandell family, it was time for a “hat trick” of Wandell clients.

As they say, great things happen in threes. The next member of the Wandell family that needed real estate assistance was the matriarch of the family, Rosalie Wandell, Eric’s mother.

According to Ghedin, Rosalie had been living in Binks Forest for 24 years and needed help selling her home so she could also move to the Arden community. Again, Ghedin stepped in and delivered.

Naturally Rosalie followed the well-known path and enrolled the services of Ghedin. Her house was put up for sale in mid-October, and Ghedin expects a quick sale.

Rosalie has already purchased her new home in Arden. The closing was in early November. This new home is not far from where Rosie and Eric now live.

“We’re thrilled that she’s living in Arden,” Rosie said.

It was an easy decision for Rosalie to team up with Ghedin.

“I was a Realtor for 26 years, so I know the business,” Rosalie said. “I trusted her. She did what she said she was going to do. She did it all in a timely manner.”

Looking back, Rosie had the same strong, positive feelings about Ghedin.

“Her personality clicks with me,” Rosie said. “I knew I was in good hands. She took care of me and my husband.”

Not surprisingly, Rosie and Ghedin have a shared interest: Wellington’s tight-knit equestrian community.

“Sophie is a para rider in dressage, and many of my physical therapy clients are riders,” Rosie said.

“And I sell real estate to many people within the equestrian world because I understand their lives and needs,” Ghedin added.

Clearly, Rosie Wandell and Sophie Ghedin share a common bond — and it all started with a massage.

For more information about Sophie Ghedin, call (561) 236-1977 or visit


Beautiful Home In Greenview Shores This Unique, Custom Home In Central Wellington Is Expertly Designed With Magnificent Details Throughout

Beautiful Home In Greenview Shores This Unique, Custom Home In Central Wellington Is Expertly Designed With Magnificent Details Throughout

Photos by Lux Photography and Video

The moment you enter this Greenview Shores home, you know that it is going to be magnificent! Every detail has been meticulously designed by the owner and reflects a sophisticated, yet rustic taste. It features a spacious split floor plan that includes four bedrooms, three baths, an impressive library and too many upgrades to list. Enter the front door and you see the rustic elegance of the living room complete with a fireplace, and dining room with ceilings that have inlaid wooden beams. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets and coffered ceilings. The kitchen and breakfast bar are combined with the family room to make one big great room — all with beautiful views of the custom-landscaped pool. The custom library is complete with wood cabinets and a unique fireplace.

Front Elevation: Beautiful landscaping and custom lighting
give this Greenview Shores home amazing curb appeal.

Library: The pièce de résistance is this private library just off the family room. Escape to work or to just watch the football game in this cozy room with a stone fireplace and high-beamed ceilings.

Living Room: Beautiful architectural details are center stage in this custom living room, featuring a wood-beamed coffered ceiling, a working fireplace, a specialty inlaid tile floor, arched doorways and a magnificent view of the pool.

Kitchen: The custom, gourmet kitchen with an eat-in area plus a breakfast bar connects to the family room to create the open flow of the house. Wooden coffered ceilings from the living room and dining room continue into this open space.

Pool: An elegant outdoor oasis features a lovely pool with a spa and custom landscaping with specialty lighting, making this unique home like a retreat in paradise.

Greenview Shores Property Presented By
Donald and Maureen Gross

 Donald and Maureen Gross

Donald and Maureen Gross are seasoned real estate professionals with Keller Williams Wellington and trusted members of the western communities. With a combined 20-plus years of experience, they have diligently worked together to support hundreds of individuals and families achieve their real estate aspirations.

Donald and Maureen have built out one of the most trusted real estate teams in the industry in large part due to their active participation within the community. Clients stem from friends, neighbors and the many respected community organizations they support. Donald has held executive positions with leading organizations, including the Wellington Rotary Club and Wellington Historical Society. Maureen has held various executive level memberships with organizations such as the Wellington Women’s Club, the Palms West Community Foundation, the American Cancer Society and Realtors Take the Runway.

Few real estate teams are as well versed in the neighborhoods, schools and lifestyles of Palm Beach County. Residents of the communities they serve, they continue sharing their passion for the lifestyle by helping identify a client’s real estate aspirations and expertly guiding them through the transaction. Call Donald and Maureen Gross today at (561) 723-8461 to discuss how they can transform your real estate dreams into reality.

Learn more about Donald and Maureen Gross at:

Donald Gross
(561) 723-8461
Maureen Gross
(561) 714-0887