duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes January 2019 Uncovered

This issue is the launch of a new direction as it relates to the editorial inside our magazine. Each month we will be focusing on a different topic related to homeowners, home buying and/or design and decorating. We hope you the reader find this to be not only helpful but also engaging content to complement all of the fantastic properties featured each month inside our pages.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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Ocala, Florida

Acres of lush rolling hills, a pleasant year-round climate and a vibrant equestrian community create the perfect setting for horse and nature enthusiasts alike in the Central Florida city of Ocala. Located halfway between Gainesville and Orlando, Ocala boasts Southern hospitality and small-town charm amid a landscape punctuated by stately Grandfather oaks draped in Spanish moss and green pastures filled with grazing horses. According to real estate broker Joan Pletcher, “it’s very magical here.” Continue reading

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Furst Ranch

By Linde Hyder

Cattle drives and grazing horses. Fenced green pastures and tree-shaded lanes. Rolling hills as far as the eye can see. These are the things of which legendary ranches are made. Welcome to Furst Ranch, a truly unique property that offers peaceful country seclusion yet is just minutes to city conveniences, major business districts and the Dallas/Fort Worth International airport. Continue reading

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Top 5 Homes of the Week

As we approach the Turkey Day Holiday, we’ve compiled a few dining room tables that we’d love to eat our Thanksgiving feast at. Our Top 5 Homes of the Week are the perfect places to gather with family and friends this Holiday season to enjoy sprawling acreage, amazing backyards, wide open floorplans and the company of loved ones.
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Equestrian Inspiration

By Alyssa Mammano

As majestic as an American bald eagle soaring through clear blue skies and as gentle and loyal as the family Golden Retriever, horses have been a visual inspiration and a vital part of history for centuries. We’ve compiled a list of luxury décor pieces for those who continue to be inspired by these impressive creatures both inside the home and out to the dressage arena on a sprawling equestrian property. Continue reading

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Best Cities to Buy a Home

By Alyssa Mammano

Earlier this year, Forbes released their full list of cities to invest in a primary residence or income property based on a survey by Local Market Monitor that tracks market trends in 300 major U.S. real estate markets. These markets are not necessarily conducive to flip houses, as the growth rates are projected for long-term development. Rather, these are the best cities to plant roots and purchase a primary residence with little risk, or purchase an income property with rental potential. Topping the list are several southern states, including our home state of Florida with two of its cities making the top ten. Another, perhaps surprising, top contender is Utah with several up-and-coming areas. Below we identify Forbes’ findings for the top ten cities to invest in housing this year. Continue reading

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Top 5 Homes of the Week

What can you get for just under $6 million across the country? All of our Top 5 Homes of the Week are displayed across the U.S. with a price tag in the $5.9 million range. Each of these homes drastically differs from locale to locale. Some estates sprawl over vast acreage and some stand tall with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the exquisite views. With all the unique attributes that each of these estates embody, they do have one thing in common: incomparable luxury.
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duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes December 2018 Uncovered

It’s hard to believe that the Holiday season is upon us – how quickly the year went by. This is the time of year when we should all pause and express our gratitude for all that we have. While it is a time for joyous events, parties and celebrations, it is also a time to express our appreciation by helping those less fortunate. The happiness derived from helping others is a great gift to them, as well as oneself. So reach out and lend a hand.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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Incomparable Lakefront Family Compound

By Linde Hyder

Surrounded by stately Grandfather oaks, towering magnolia trees and rolling green lawns, lies Casa Di Vetro, a once-in-a-lifetime offering that defies comparison. White Trout Lake provides an enviable backdrop for this 8.38-acre compound punctuated by a sprawling 13,000-square-foot “House of Glass.” Thoughtfully crafted to incorporate Florida’s natural beauty and warm sunlight, the home features an abundance of seamless glass throughout interior spaces creating a setting that is as grand for entertaining as it is for comfortable family living. Continue reading

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Five-Star Residences on Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Linde Hyder

Luxury has no limits! The Ritz-Carlton Residences managed by the 5-star staff of The Ritz-Carlton detail a distinctively refined world of waterfront elegance and striking sophistication. Strategically positioned in the heart of the city and on nearby Lido Beach, these residences offer panoramic views of shimmering Gulf and Bay waters, sparkling city lights, spectacular sunrises and epic sunsets. Continue reading

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