duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® March 2019 Uncovered

With spring just around the corner, now is a perfect time to start thinking about a vacation home, an investment property or even a new primary residence. Looking at each page, every property inside this issue sparks new inspiration and provides details on local style and amenities. There are so many great options from which to choose.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus

Featured Property

Great Robert’s Bay Mansion

By Linde Hyder

“Heralded as the largest of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island is a magical place located along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. The area is punctuated by sun-drenched white sand beaches, sparkling aquamarine waters and quiet streets dotted with coconut palms and tropical foliage. Marco Island residents enjoy a relaxed pace amid a resort-style atmosphere with fine dining, world-class fishing and golf, unspoiled parks and a host of water activities within easy reach.”  View Editorial

Waterfront Activities

By Alyssa Mammano

“Wanderlust induced travelers and waterfront homeowners alike take to the open sea in pursuit of water activities to soothe the mind, body and soul. Cruising along the Intracoastal among sights of swaying palm trees and sweet summer breezes is a splendid pastime with both family and friends. Water sports enthusiasts looking for a thrill may chase monstrous waves, racing to beat the plunging break. Or, those looking for a great workout might plan a kayaking or paddleboarding trip through the mountains, with whales breaching nearby. Journey the globe along with us to uncover the best destinations for water activities around the world.”  View Editorial

Tropical Solitude on South Gordon Drive

“Beyond the gated entry, mature lush landscaping imparts a sense of tropical solitude within this beachfront setting. One hundred and sixty-six feet of Gulf frontage afford a level of privacy that is seldom found. This is a true world-class estate home on South Gordon Drive fringed by a white sandy beach and offering 6 bedrooms, 6.2 baths and over 7,000 square feet of luxurious living space. The significant beachfront residence was designed by architect Andrea Clark Brown and built and finished to the most exacting standards by A. Vernon Allen Builders with an elegant and refined quality all its own.”  View Editorial

The Water Club

By Linde Hyder

“Breathtaking sunsets, twinkling city lights and a resort atmosphere provide a captivating backdrop for four condominium residences situated within Longboat Key’s Water Club. Stretching 12 miles along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Longboat Key boasts soft white sand beaches, championship golf, fine dining and an array of cultural activities. Complementing these enviable surroundings, the Water Club offers elevators leading to private entry foyers, soaring walls of glass in each residence, tennis, swimming, fitness center, a grand clubhouse and concierge services along with private beach access resulting in the finest Florida lifestyle imaginable.”  View Editorial

The Top Ten Luxury Waterfront Properties

Bars and Wine Cellars

By Alyssa Mammano

“Acquiring a collection of fine wines and libations marks the moment in time when each new bottle was selected, the occasion during which it will be shared and the experience of tasting varying notes from each vineyard. While building an enviable assortment may take more than just a moment in time, there is no time like the present to begin planning your ideal wine and bottle storage space. As of late, advancements in technology and developments in wine storage have taken great leaps. Many options exist for customizing your home’s own luxury wine storage space. Here, we’ll guide you through the options that are available to you.  View Editorial

Boca Raton, Florida

By Alyssa Mammano

“With humble origins of pineapple farms, today’s Boca Raton, known to more than 200,000 residents, has made great strides over the past millennium. The earliest cataloged history of Boca Raton, Florida noted its beginnings as a Tequesta Indian settlement. It wasn’t until the construction of the Florida East Coast Canal, which is today’s Intracoastal, as well as the Florida East Coast Railway in the 1890s, that Boca began to boom. The newly-developed accessibility brought pioneers to the area in the early 1900s who created a small agricultural community. Just a quarter of a century later, in 1925, the Town of Boca Raton was incorporated. This was during the pinnacle of Florida’s rush for land and expansion.”  View Editorial