Family Compounds for the Holidays & Beyond

Tim Elmes

Has the pandemic shifted your view of a private and safe haven?

Many of today's luxury buyers are seeking larger, multipurpose spaces that can accommodate more family members to do more things on-site. 

Waterfront estates on point lots meet these requirements and are helping redefine the multi-generational family compound. 

What a family compound provides

While family compounds aren’t new, there is renewed interest in buying them. Taking resort-style living to the next level, your extended family can enjoy greater safety, security, and easy access to essentials in a private setting. The family can live, congregate, work, attend school, and enjoy the outdoors surrounded by luxury, with enough of a natural periphery to maintain privacy.

Waterfront properties meet these prerequisites

Today’s most successful family compounds are as enticing as a favorite vacation destination. There are central, communal sections as well as features and amenities to entertain everyone. A place to cook together, eat together, and enjoy water sports, all while being large enough to maintain a little distance from one another at the end of the day.  

A compound for the holidays and beyond

The perfect family compound can be found in the properties we represent, including 1512 & 1516 SE 11th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL  

This property has both an estate and guest house on a waterfront point lot in the prestigious Rio Vista neighborhood. It offers the perfect sanctuary and boater’s paradise for everyone who stays for extended visits or a lengthy residence.

Allow us to show you this, or any of our other exceptional waterfront properties that meet your multi-generational family needs. 

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We offer the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Elmes Group is the premier agency in Fort Lauderdale and has helped thousands of buyers find their dream home in South Florida and beyond, resulting in over $2 Billion of closed residential real estate transactions in the last 30+ years.

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