Sanibel and Captiva Islands: Near the Mainland But Out of This World

By Linde Hyder

Crossing the Sanibel Causeway is like entering another world. A world where sunsets are so spectacular they take your breath away. A world filled with 15 miles of pristine beaches and zero stop lights. Here—just a short drive from Fort Myers on Florida’s West Coast—are Sanibel and Captiva Islands, a tropical paradise unlike any other. Continue reading

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The Flourishing West Coast of Florida

By Alyssa Mammano

The west coast of Florida attracts second-home-seekers with its subtropical climate, gleaming scenery and water sports galore, not to mention its up-and-coming downtown areas, elite golf courses, fine dining and boutique shopping. As it happens, the internationally-regarded offices of duPont REGISTRY™ are headquartered in Saint Petersburg, within the Tampa Bay area. Continue reading

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Architectural Distinction on Sanibel Island

By Linde Hyder

Rare is the opportunity to own a piece of history. Rarer still is the chance to purchase property overlooking the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome to the Walker Guest House; a landmark of architectural significance offering 209 feet of frontage along the coveted beaches of Florida’s West Coast. Continue reading

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West Coast of Florida Design Trends

By Alyssa Mammano

Florida is going light and bright; at least that’s the case according to the top west coast of Florida design studios. Whites, grays and taupes are consistently taking the reins, while darker tones take a back seat. As bright as the Florida sun shines outdoors, that is as bright as full-time and part-time Floridians prefer their indoor décor to be. Continue reading

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Dream Equestrian Estate on 100 Acres

By Linde Hyder

Approached by a private tree-shaded drive, this sprawling 100-acre estate is ideally suited for the accomplished equestrian or gentleman rancher. Entirely fenced, the property features a 22-stall horse barn with caretaker’s apartment, a 5-furlong track with chute, fenced paddocks, a 600-foot well and a John Deere customized equipment building. Combined with Florida’s temperate climate, “DeVita Ranch” is the premier year-round facility for horse breeders, eventers and equine enthusiasts. Continue reading

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