Blog :: 06-2017

Fusilier Realty Group Closes $2.7M D.R. Horton Deal on Boggy Creek

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Agents Chris Pixley and Steve Fusilier of Fusilier Realty Group represented developer and Floriday President, Randy June, in purchasing and selling a 19-acre assemblage off of Boggy Creek Road last week. Fusilier assisted Mr. June in purchasing the five parcels for a combined $2M that has been sold to D.R. Horton for $2.7M to be a new 95-lot subdivision called Osprey Ridge. Check back for updates.




Anne Rue Interiors: Creating Inviting Summer Outdoor Spaces

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By Anne Rue of Anne Rue Interiors

Bring the Indoors Outside

Summer is upon us, making it the ideal time to update your outdoor spaces to accommodate living, relaxing, and entertaining. This season means warmer weather, longer days, and sipping chilled rosé under the sunset. From indoor-inspired outdoor living to natural accents to mid-century simplicity, we’ll be covering the top three outdoor design trends of 2017 and how you can achieve the look.


            1. Creating a seamless transition from interior living to outdoor spaces can be attained with a few easy additions. Outdoor rugs, accessories, and eye-catching, decorative pillows are a surefire way to make your backyard haven more homey; all of which are also the perfect caveat for an accent color. As a designer, it is may goal to transform every room into a sanctuary; livable, clean, and inspiring. Planters, ottomans, decorative lighting, wall art, and patterned pillows help me accomplish just that. These accessories certainly do not have to boast a hefty price tag. Your local home goods store is sure to carry collections that expertly combine comfort, durability, and natural materials.

            2. Natural materials are monopolizing the interior design scene as of late. We, as a society, are turning our focus to more environmentally-conscious practices and designs. Unpolished, unfinished wood, herb garden walls, focal point edibles, and raw materials are making it easier than ever to live sustainability while also living inspired. Rugged stone accents, live edge tables, wooden pergolas, and concrete slabs speak to an earthy, yet updated living space - transforming your backyard into your own personal resort.

            3. One of the most aesthetically and energetically pleasing aspects of these new trends is their calming, mid-century-esque simplicity. The days of elaborate floral landscaping, complete with colonial-style bird baths and rock gardens are (thankfully) over. Our focus has shifted to open, airy spaces, embodying the phrase “less is more.” Sleek, rustic furniture pieces are a great way to bring your porch, patio, or pool deck back to life. As this trend continues to take root, tracking down mid-century seating will be as easy as a trip to your local super store.

            Updating your backyard living space shouldn’t take away from the time you spend enjoying it, which is why this concise guide to achieving the current outdoor trends is so valuable! Indoor-inspired comfort, earthy accents, and clean, modern lines will create the richest and most durable outdoor oasis, so that every moment spent in the comfort of your own home feels like an endless Summer vacation.


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Amazon Warehouse Project Near Lake Nona is a Go

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According to the Orlando Business Journal, a permit for $1.34 million worth of "site infrastructure and utilities for future commercial development" was filed on June 2 for the proposed warehouse site near OIA and Lake Nona. The document was signed by the land owner and Tavistock president, James Zboril. "Project Mojo" is suspected to only [...]

Fusilier Favorites: Central Florida Summer Water Activities

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Wekiva Island

Beat the heat this summer in this water-lover's paradise with something for everyone. Adventurers can test their skills by canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding down the picturesque river. For those who'd like to skip the "work," lounge in a cabana and sip on a craft beer or a glass of wine from their indoor/outdoor bar. After you've finished relaxing, catch a game of beach volleyball, throw a fishing line or take a dip in the perfect 72 degree water. Visit on a "Wekiva Wednesday" and partake in signature events like Wine & Paint, Brew Review, or Wine Down Wednesday. 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Sunday - Thursday 8 AM - 9 PM

Friday - Saturday 8 AM - 11 PM

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Lake Conway Sandbar

Although it's well-known to Conway residents, this weekly lake party is somewhat of a secret to the rest of Central Florida. Each weekend hundreds of boats gather on the sandbar to eat, drink and "waste" the day away basking in the Florida sun. Someone always supplies the music and there's no shortage of good times. Get away from the crowd for a bit and wake board, wake skate or tube on the Conway Chain. Don't have a boat to get there? Paddle board, canoe, float or even swim out!

Check out the sandbar on Lake Conway every weekend.

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Orlando Watersports Complex

This one's for the thrill-seekers. Catch a wave behind a brand new Nautique boat and earn your wakeboarding skills or fine tune your water skiing technique. The complex offer classes from beginner to advanced with a staff full of experienced pros. Not quite ready for the extreme water sports? Take a paddleboarding class or chill out on their deck space or beach area. Browse their pro shop and test out a board set up before you buy. They even offer a summer camp for kids ages 7-15 from June 5 - August 11. 

Summer Hours (March- October)

Cable: 10 AM - Dusk

Boat: 9 AM - Dusk

Paddleboarding Classes: Weekdays 6 PM - Dusk

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Tavistock Plans to Add 1,800 Acres to Lake Nona

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Lake Nona is quickly becoming the most talked about and fastest growing community in Central Florida, and Tavistock wants more. 1,800 acres worth. Plans filed with the city of Orlando confirm that the development company will add a whopping 3,196 homes, a neighborhood center and a school located at the Orange and Osceola county border. If approved by the city on July 18th, this project will be in addition to the already $1B in projects they currently have in the works. Stay tuned for more updates!

Fusilier Favorites: Central Florida Breweries

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Something's Brewing in Central Florida

This ones not for you, wine snobs. Check out a few of the coolest places around town to grab a "cold one."

Ocean Sun Brewery

There are quite a few details about this brewery that make it unique. For instance, it's BYOF (bring your own food) option or welcoming man's best (furry) friend to pull up a chair at their inside tables. This place proves to be rather hospitable when it comes to making you feel comfortable. Ocean Sun produces traditional ales and lagers, but sometimes they'll serve up a twist like their Big Buchi - a stout that's deep, rich and chocolately, topped with espresso. If you're not a frequent beer guzzler, not to worry. The spot arms you with a beer guide for pairing suggestions to satisfy your thirsty palate. If all this drinking makes you hungry and you forgot to BYOF you can choose from their menu of fresh local food while you enjoy their live entertainment. Have brewing skills of your own? While you're there inquire about becoming a guest brewer!

Ocean Sun Brewing is located at 3030 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32806


Mon-Tues: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Wed-Thurs: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Fri-Sat: 12:00 PM - Midnight

Sun: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM       

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Orlando Brewing Company

This Orlando hangout has been around for a while, but there are probably some things you didn't know - like how they are the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery south of Vermont and east of Colorado, or that their home brews can be found in over 500 locations across the state of Florida. They also follow what is called "the Reinheitsgebot," the German Purity Law of 1516 which decreed that beers should only be brewed with four ingredients: water, hops, yeast and malted barely with no adjuncts or additives - in other words organic. Graeme Lay is their Brewmaster and while he is very strict on following the Reinheitsgebot, 4 times a year he releases a beer that violates the law which they have appropriately dubbed "The Violator Series."  Having a party? Pick up a 6-pack or even a keg of their in-house brews!

Orlando Brewing is located at 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL 32806


Mon-Thurs: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Fri-Sat: 1:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sun: 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sea Dog Brewing

Not only does this place have great beer, but they have great food, too. Choose from their beer-infused "creative pub fare with a flair" menu including things like "Cheesesteak "wit" Beer Wiz" (beer wiz: beer and cheese sauce, apparently) or their "Export Beer Braised Chicken Quesadilla." Originating in Maine, Sea Dog also offers a wide variety of delicious seafood options. Pair your pick with a handcrafted ale and dig in!

Sea Dog Brewing is located at 8496 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL 32836


Mon-Thurs: 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Sat-Sun: 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

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