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

It’s amazing that spring is right around the corner. In fact, by the time you are reading this most of the country will be enjoying fantastic spring weather. It’s the time of year when people start venturing outside more – spending time doing a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, golfing and likely even doing more traveling. Keeping this in mind, it’s fitting that our two editorial features this issue are Golf Course Properties and Guest Houses and In-Law Suites.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus

Featured Properties

Country Estate on 199 Acres

“With all of the luxurious amenities, the most intriguing aspect is the privacy this home offers while enjoying some of the most amazing panoramic views of the Black Hills. Listed for $1,950,000”  View Advertisement

Prestigious Three-Story Gated Intracoastal Point Lot Mega Mansion

“12,724 sq. ft., Smart Home, Lutron System, Crestron System, 272 ft. of Waterfrontage, a Yachtsman’s Paradise”  View Advertisement

The Exclusive World of Platinum Country Clubs

By Alyssa Mammano

“At the pinnacle of the world’s most exclusive country clubs are those awarded the elite designation: Platinum Clubs of the World. To achieve this honorable recognition, a club must excel in six categories voted on by Panel Members and approved by the Advisory Board. Only 100 clubs in the world are bestowed a Platinum title every two years and all 100 are ranked according to their combined totals in Universal Recognition, Excellence in Amenities and Facilities, Professional Service Levels and Overall Experience, Quality of Membership, Governance and Management, and Adapting to Changing Times. Qualifying clubs must be private golf, country and city clubs defined as having an array of amenities in addition to golf, including residential communities.  View Editorial


Rockledge by the Sea

“Laguna Beach is known as an Art Colony. It achieved this reputation due to many well-known artists living and painting or coming here on extended stays to paint. The first artist to visit was Norman St. Clair in the mid-1890s. Not long after that, Gardner Symonds, a nationally known artist trained at the Chicago Art Institute, visited and bought property in 1903. At that time, most of Laguna was undeveloped and Symonds had his choice of many exceptional view properties. He purchased land and built a home at 2419 S. Coast Highway. We can assume he chose this locale because it had the most scenic stretch of coastline.  View Editorial


The Top Ten Luxury Golf Properties

Essential Accommodations for Luxury Guest Houses & Mother-In-Law Suites

By Alyssa Mammano

“Well-appointed guest accommodations will feel like a luxurious home away from home for house guests whether visiting for the weekend or an extended stay. Spending time away from home should be a pleasant and positive experience for both the guest and the host. Whether a guest suite or a separate guest house is offered, visiting relatives and friends will feel like part of the family with these particular niceties.”  View Editorial