Top 5 Homes of the Week

As we head into home décor season, imagine filling each of these spaces with spooky Halloween spiderwebs and haunted knick-knacks, fall colors with Thanksgiving cornucopias or green, red and gold adornments over the winter Holidays. How would you make each of these estates feel like home?

Dear Readers,

It is difficult to believe that we are already going to press with the November issue. It seems like just days ago that I was wishing you a happy new year. Maybe where you are the leaves have started to change and the tell-tale signs of Winter are approaching. Here in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida we have 3 basic seasons; Hot, Hurricane and Christmas. For some of you, the seasons may be observed by the beginning or ending of your favorite sport. For all of us though, we recognize this time of year as a season of thanksgiving. It is a great time to tell someone what they have meant to your life, either personally or professionally. With that in mind, it is appropriate to thank not only our advertising partners, but as importantly, you, our loyal readers. It is because of you that we have been able to pursue our passion to showcase the luxury lifestyle to the world for over twenty-three years with this publication. Thank you all.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

In a realm where luxury is a necessity in order to elicit interest, penthouse living at the pinnacle of the market is other-worldly. The private lives of the world’s most elite luxury real estate buyers remain discreet, however, a glimpse into the top offerings of penthouses around the globe provides a glimmer of this sequestered lifestyle. (more…)

From the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina to Florida’s rolling horse country and sapphire Gulf coast, you’ll find some of America’s most exquisite homes and estate properties, all represented by Royal Shell Real Estate. At Royal Shell, “above and beyond” is neither above nor beyond. Simply meeting a client’s goals is not enough. Expect their agents to surpass them; anticipate what you need before you need it and advocate the most advantageous terms and sale price for your current home, as well as curate your next remarkable residence. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

The picturesque setting of a waterfront home, whether on the ocean or at the lake, encapsulates the sentiment of a never-ending vacation. Waterfront properties come at a premium for good reason; limited inventory and strong resale value create high demand for these exclusive homesites. Living on the water offers a prime setting for family gatherings and entertaining, as well as day-to-day living. A plethora of activities are also at your fingertips when you live along the water. (more…)

When a New York City family of six needed an escape from the nonstop pace of Manhattan life, there was no better option than Kiawah Island. With nearly 800 miles between the two places, the distance provided a breather while the Island’s immeasurable beauty provided the calm. (more…)

Located in the upscale community of Cayman Kai, this home is one of the most desirable beachfront homes in Grand Cayman, offering perfect sunset views. (more…)

duPont REGISTRY exposes buyers to the top tier listings in every state, as well as in 54 countries internationally. A compilation of our priciest offerings are on display for the utmost discerning buyers, from modern-day castles to exquisite stone and log structures. Discover the luxury real estate market’s best listings in every state.


Warm-weather homes are the focus of our Top 5 Homes of the Week located in Arizona and Florida. Offering incomparable outdoor living as well as uncompromised indoor entertaining, these offerings are premier properties within coveted locations.

As I sit to write this, there is a lot of activity – even more than usual – in our offices. We are in the midst of a very busy event season for both the automotive and the homes divisions. We have a team leaving for Pebble Beach to attend the most well-known and respected Concours in the auto enthusiast “world.” We are also getting ready to send our marketing teams to several luxury real estate events including the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Summit September 15-17, Who’s Who Luxury Real Estate September 25-27 and Leaders in Luxury – The Institute October 27-30. So, you can certainly imagine the reason for the flurry of activity here. But not to worry, our team has still had time to assemble a fantastic group of properties for you in this issue.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus (more…)

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