Summertime is in full swing and we here at the duPont REGISTRY hope all of you are enjoying the relaxed and laid-back season. Every year, this issue is dedicated to California – an area that boasts a “summertime” vibe year-round. Part of the reason for the annual focus of this state in this issue is because it coincides with one of the largest automotive events of the year – Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts will flock to this area to enjoy the weather, the Pacific Ocean, the fantastic golf courses and, of course, the best of the best automobiles in the world. So as you can see, we are California Dreaming – are you?
Relax. Recharge. Retreat.
“’I would rather spend a week here than anywhere in the world.’ The profound words of world traveler and famed entrepreneur William Randolph Hearst on California’s central coast. In the shadow of his eponymous – and now legendary – Hearst Castle lies The Retreat at Cambria, an 80-acre coastal estate of unparalleled scale and undeniable opportunity.” View Editorial
Nantucket Style Stunning Landmark Home
“Stunning landmark home on Ned’s Point featuring Nantucket styling and comfort, with a luxury aesthetic and estate-like feel that captures the essence of coastal New England living. The heart of this home is its open kitchen/living/dining room area that links the pool and outdoor living spaces. The two-story master wing combines work, play and comfort with offices, gym, luxurious second floor bedroom suite and a private deck with a harbor view. The second wing incorporates a two-bedroom suite, family room and guest suite with two baths served by a separate staircase or mezzanine to the master wing.” View Advertisement
Luxury Island Living on Florida’s Space Coast
“The South Tropical Trail on Florida’s Space Coast offers a spectacular waterfront lifestyle with the best of both worlds, direct riverfront access and a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the East Coast’s most desirable properties are located here, a peaceful, secluded enclave on a 15-mile peninsula nestled between the Indian River and the Banana River.” View Editorial
With mega-mansions speckling the state and world-renowned dining and entertainment, California offers an atmosphere of historic charm against a backdrop of the most breathtaking views on the West Coast. Abutting the Pacific with mammoth waves lapping against towering bluffs, California’s interminable shoreline offers a dreamy setting of private alcoves and breezy beaches. Inland, residents frequent fine dining establishments and casual eateries, and a plethora of shops, galleries and museums. It’s no wonder California is home to some of the most incredible manors in the world.
Rancho Del Cielos
“Rancho Del Cielos was designed by Chilean architect, Carlos Milovic Garcia, selected because of his vision that architecture was not a shield, but rather a transition to nature.
“This 10-acre mountaintop property is populated with many huge rocks and the residence design weaves the components of the house through the rocks, resulting in an intellectually lucid, integrated design incorporating some rocks as walls for the house and spa. ‘This home must have its own unique form; its beauty emergent from its consonance with nature.'” View Editorial
The Top Ten California Luxury Properties