Golf and the luxury coastal lifestyle collide in spectacular style at Is Molas Golf Resort, a private multi-generational resort community on the southern coast of Sardinia, Italy. The vision of husband-and-wife architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, all 15 villas are scheduled to open by November 2016. Ranging in size from 2,953 to 8,858 square feet, the villas are priced from €1.9 million to €4.4 million. “Is Molas is a work of architectural art complete with five-star concierge service at your disposal, right in your own home,” says Clemente Pignatti Morano, managing partner of Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.


Stepping up the revitalization of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, Calif., R.D. Olson Development broke ground in June on its latest hotel development, the 130- room Lido House. Located in the city’s bustling marina, the new hotel will combine Newport Beach flair with classic Cape Cod architecture to capture the spirit of the surrounding coastal community. When completed in summer of 2017, Lido House will feature two signature circular suites as well as five residential-style, three-story cottages.


Development is under way on Hokuala – A Timbers Resort, a 450-acre oceanfront retreat on the southeast coastline of Kaua’i. The first phase will include a boutique hotel and spa, a Timbers-branded private residence club, luxury whole ownership residences, golf course home sites, improvements to the existing Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and new retail and restaurants. Timbers Resorts is one of America’s largest independent developers and operators of boutique luxury resorts, hotels and residence clubs in coveted ski, golf, beach and countryside locations.


AquaVita, a new five-story residential building in Fort Lauderdale, is reinvigorating the local real estate market with luxury condominiums. Set on Hendricks Isle, just off Las Olas Boulevard, the contemporary development offers 22 upscale, spacious residences and a private boat slip with each unit. The residences range from 2,321 to 5,889 square feet and are designed by Vivian Mata of Designs by Vivian. Floor-to-ceiling sliding windows open to oversized balconies and expansive water and downtown skyline views.


Located in the heart of beauiful Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., Hotel Carmel officially opened in May after a $2.5 million renovation. Refurbished in its entirety, the new-look hotel offers classic cottage-style architecture with a modern seaside feel and 27 renovated guest rooms and suites, 14 of which include fireplaces and garden courtyards. Hotel Carmel is the sister property of Laguna Beach House and is the second creative concept executed by surfer and adventurer turned boutique hotel developer John Grossman.