Luxury Market Remains Strong in Turks and Caicos

By Alyssa Mammano

Since cornering the luxury real estate market in the early 2000s, Turks and Caicos’ high-end homes remain at the forefront for luxury buyers. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos’ largest and most populous location, underwent a major push for residential development in the luxury realm during the millennium, ultimately capitalizing on that initiative in 2004 and 2005. The advancements also led to a peak in the luxury tourism industry, allowing for the introduction of quality hospitality accommodations. The island’s well thought-out luxury communities, ease of access through commercial and private terminals, as well as a strong government being a British Overseas Territory has kept the market hot over the past 15 years. (more…)

Museum-caliber finishes. Hand-carved woodwork. Superior craftsmanship. Custom design. Each of these listings is of the highest quality with the utmost attention-to-detail. Every aspect of our Top 5 Homes of the Week was well thought out and artfully executed.
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The real estate market is definitely seeing an ongoing transformation between being a buyer’s market and a seller’s market – even in the world of luxury real estate. In either case, it’s great to see people wanting to expand their real estate portfolio with a second or third home, sell an existing property or purchase a new primary residence. No matter what the motivation is behind the transaction, as always, turn to duPont REGISTRY as the reliable, go-to source for expertise in the luxury real estate arena.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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By Alyssa Mammano

610 Los Trancos Road, Palo Alto, California | $96,800,000

A modern marvel, Los Trancos sets the bar for self-sustainability on a property that is all-encompassing. Boasting 20 rooms with endless amenities, this 32,000-square-foot architectural work-of-art would allow its owners to never have to leave the premises as it caters to one’s every need and desire. Not only does it offer five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, it also features a pizza room, disco room with a dance floor, a spa complete with a sauna and massage parlor, a full-size sports court and the jewel of the estate; an ice arena that transforms into a tennis court with a pavilion and its own locker room. The combination of luxuries this home affords cannot be found in any other estate. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Exquisitely positioned within the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Lake Burton sets the stage for lake life at the highest level. Spanning 62 miles of pristine shoreline, the 2,775-acre lake is located just two hours from Atlanta and just minutes to the quaint community of Clayton. This emerging town has become increasingly popular and features a variety of upscale boutiques and unique dining experiences. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

Along the shores of white, sugary sand beaches and glass-like lakes lie the unsullied, untold secrets of private waterfront havens. Ideal for vacationing and even more optimal for an extended stay, these summer home destinations are chart-topping coastal communities for their serenity, family-friendly entertainment and vibrant night life. Upscale amenities, lavish dining and boutique shopping are available in each of these waterfront summer home havens. (more…)

Carl Schuneman, an attorney and heir to the Schuneman & Evans Department Store in St. Paul, commissioned the architectural partnership of Allen H. Stem and Roy H. Haslund to build his family’s new home in the early 1920s. Stem is most well-known for designing Grand Central Station in New York with his partner, Charles Reed. The two also designed many local landmarks, including the University Club, St. Paul Athletic Club, and St. Paul Hotel. (more…)

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
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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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