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
Grand Chateau Estate
“One of the most significant residential estates ever created in Green Bay, Wisconsin is located ten minutes from Lambeau Field and the main interchange. It’s a magnificent new construction French chateau with 27,699 square feet under roof and a two-story walkout resting on approximately 10 acres of private woods. Nestled in a wooded sanctuary with deer and turkeys galore, this estate also boasts two ponds stocked full with Brown Trout, Croppies and Walleye. A luxuriant, private hunting and fishing haven for the avid wildlife enthusiast, this estate is located on a cul de sac featuring only three homes in the development. It has no equal. This seven-bedroom, eight-full-bath and three-half-bath Chateau is recognized as one of the most exquisite homes being built in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It’s currently 90% complete and is for purchase as is for $8,440,000.” View Editorial
Incomparable Lakefront Family Compound
“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.” View Editorial
Iconic New England Compound
“Private 24+ acre estate bordering Lyme and embracing both sides of the nationally-acclaimed Eight Mile River. Created by a world-renown art director/designer noted for 5-star destination resorts worldwide. Located minutes from Fox Golf Club and Hamburg Cove’s deep-water yacht basin. The gated compound’s French and English influenced architecture is six unique unrivaled structures including the main house, guest house, Greek-inspired two-floor pool house, gazebo, six auto chambers and largtwo-flooror barn.“ View Advertisement
There’s a winter chill in the air. Cooler breezes waft through the peaks of spruce trees awaiting their fate of joyful Holiday décor. Wildlife nestles into cozy boroughs to escape the frigid change in weather. And we’re looking for our own winter retreat on the shores of warmer climates.
Beachcombers are seeking refuge along the coast for a non-traditional winter in a tropical destination. Foodies are searching for a Holiday feast of atypical seafood delicacies. Snowbirds are preparing to sunbathe on tiered terraces with a glistening waterfront view. It’s the magical time of year to elude arctic snowfall and bask in a coastal paradise.
Balmy breezes and fruity drinks await in temperate climates in anticipation for those habitual seasonal travelers. Spring breakers and summer vacationers have all returned home, clearing the beaches for the winter coterie. Privacy and relaxation abound as the locals reemerge to welcome the new arrivals.
The sun remains bright, flooding natural light into warm seaside abodes. Here, one can collapse folding doors to allow a pleasant draft to flow in. The outdoors can still be enjoyed year-round as clear blue waves roll softly into white sugary sand beaches.
From the laid-back lifestyle of tranquil condominium living to the convenience of waterfront homeownership, coastal living this time of year is an admirable luxury. As for those looking to live the coastal lifestyle this winter, we’ve compiled a number of wondrous options in the pages to follow.
Five-Star Residences on Florida’s Gulf Coast
“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.” View Editorial
The Top Ten Luxury Coastal Properties