duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes® April 2021 Uncovered

Dear Reader,

What better way to put memories of snow, ice and cold weather behind you than to start focusing on the upcoming spring season and the opportunity to spend more time outdoors doing things like boating and horseback riding? Our special themes this month – Boater’s Paradise and Equestrian Living – focus on properties that are quintessential enhancements of these two activities. We have properties on lakes, inlets and open water on pages 18-27 and beautiful Equestrian Estates on pages 38-42.

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

By Linde Hyder

Surrounded by more than 113 acres of lush rolling green hills in an area renowned as the nation’s horse and hunt capital,’ Rutledge Farm presents an incomparable opportunity for the accomplished equestrian. Peaceful and private, the property is just minutes to the historic town of Middleburg, home to world-class equestrian competitions, fine dining, award-winning wineries and eclectic boutiques. (more…)

Luxury agents and equine homebuyers are likely aware that when it comes to equestrian estates, the horses’ needs are at the forefront. Though, in today’s market, accommodations for horses and humans alike are equally as impressive. Gracious living spaces boast high-quality finishes and craftsmanship, while outbuildings for equine are climate-controlled and comfortable. Ample space for grazing, riding trails and manicured arenas are all encompassed within these profound properties. As are luxury accouterments such as chef’s kitchens, soaring ceilings, custom woodwork and fine fixtures. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

A five-minute ride across the Sanibel Causeway will take you to a tropical island filled with enchanting delights. Breathtaking sunsets provide an incomparable backdrop for 15 miles of pristine beaches, 1,800 acres of nature preserve and, of course, world-class fishing. And, if you need a place to dock your boat at the end of an exhilarating day cruising the clear blue waters of the Gulf, Jim Hall is the one to call. (more…)

Seafarers take to the water for a day of leisure and when they return, a waterfront estate with deep-water dockage is the preeminent boater’s paradise. Those afforded the luxury of living on the water will attest to its many advantages. The readied availability to dock one’s marine vessel at the convenience of his or her home is one of the most amiable benefits for waterfront homeowners who also happen to be boating connoisseurs. The accessibility to private dockage just steps from a homeowner’s seaside sanctuary is his or her own slice of paradise. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Cubism was a revolutionary new approach to representing reality, in which different views of subjects were brought together in the same picture. This unconventional art form has been considered the most influential art movement of the 20th century. It is this distinctive art style that inspired a company to revolutionize the second-home industry. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

A bathroom is a reflection of your personality and your unique style. It’s the sanctuary you come home to at the end of a busy day. That Zen-like feeling you seek shouldn’t be marred by a foggy mirror, bad lighting or a dysfunctional layout. The art of creating a space where form meets function with flair and finesse is what the experts at ClearMirror and interior designers bring to luxury bathroom design. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Tucked away in a quiet cove overlooking the scenic shores of Lake Austin lies one of the area’s most iconic and coveted properties. Bordered by water on three sides with 665 feet of main lake frontage, this offering commands 8.8 acres making it one of the largest remaining parcels available in Austin. Surrounded by lush mature landscaping punctuated with graceful weeping willow trees, ‘Willow Beach’ presents an opportunity to own an exceptional residence unmatched in design, acreage, frontage and privacy. (more…)

Dear Reader,

All of us are looking for ways to relax, unwind and get away from our daily routines, all while staying healthy and safe. Often the settings in which we choose to live or vacation are based on these concepts. With that in mind, we chose Endless Ocean Views and Tropical Destinations as our features in this issue. With everything that has been going on in our world over the last year, who wouldn’t want to escape to one of these properties (or at least dream of doing so)?

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

After 2020 forced homeowners to reevaluate their living situations and the real estate market to completely revamp its methodology, experts are predicting more second-home purchases heading into 2021. Buyers sought out destination homes when the pandemic interrupted the way the whole world lives and vacations; some to escape day-to-day interactions in busy cities and others to ensure a safe environment for family getaways. Privacy and cleanliness are now top of mind, while also maintaining luxurious amenities and exclusive access to community benefits. (more…)

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