Top 5 Homes of the Week

What can you get for just under $6 million across the country? All of our Top 5 Homes of the Week are displayed across the U.S. with a price tag in the $5.9 million range. Each of these homes drastically differs from locale to locale. Some estates sprawl over vast acreage and some stand tall with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the exquisite views. With all the unique attributes that each of these estates embody, they do have one thing in common: incomparable luxury.
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By Linde Hyder

Sun-kissed white sand beaches. Dolphins frolicking in the sparkling warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Quiet streets punctuated with coconut palms and tropical foliage. This is the magic of Marco Island. People lucky enough to visit or live here enjoy the finest lifestyle Florida has to offer at a pace that is easy going and relaxed. If you’re looking to buy, sell or invest in this mystical place, look no further than Cathy Rogers. (more…)

By Alyssa Mammano

The highest mountaintop in 90210 has a parcel of land at its peak worth $1,000,000,000. The plat of land is 157 acres total, with a continuous 32 acres of flatland perfect for building the most magnificent home capturing 360-degree views of downtown Los Angeles and Malibu on one side, and glimpses of the San Gabriel Mountains at the opposite end. The buyer of this undeveloped land will not only own the most expensive listing in Los Angeles history, but will also own the Mountain of Beverly Hills. This record-setting property, with unobstructed sweeping views of downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean all the way to Catalina Island, is truly without compare. (more…)

I recently read an article that focused on luxury real estate and it noted that the meaning of luxury has changed. It’s no longer about just price point – it has now taken on a more personal definition. It may mean convenience, amenities, features and anything else that helps offer a lifestyle that promotes “happier living.”

In looking at the mix of properties being presented by our real estate partners, I realized the truth in these words. Of course, living happier lives may come with a price tag but it also comes with the opportunity for a uniqueness that is defined by the individual doing the looking.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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By Alyssa Mammano

With the summer season nearing a close, you may be feeling nostalgic about long summer days and balmy evenings coming to an end. But, there is a way to incorporate the outdoors in the design of your home’s interior so summer can stay with you all year long. This modern design trend is known as biophilic design, which incorporates nature into our living spaces. The philosophy behind biophilic design is based on sustainability and decreased environmental impact through architecture. Even if you’re not planning to build a new home from the ground up following this new design trend, there are still ways to bring the outdoors into your current home. (more…)

When it comes to investing in a vacation home, savvy investors and high-net-worth individuals are typically looking for three things: location, privacy and amenities. (more…)

What separates 112 Inagua Lane from other available luxury beach properties? (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Sleek and sophisticated, this stylish residence provides unparalleled penthouse living amid a backdrop of picturesque riverfront views and downtown city lights. Superior in luxury and location, the offering is strategically situated atop the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place, presenting an ideal opportunity for use as a corporate retreat, game day gatherings or executive showplace. Recognized as the area’s premier waterfront hotel, the property is just minutes to the West Virginia University campus and a short commute to Pittsburgh. Major hiking trails, ski resorts and whitewater rafting facilities are also in close proximity. (more…)

Spread across 275± acres of lush forest on the Uncompahgre Plateau lies Elk Mountain Resort. The luxurious retreat, completed in 2006, was a four-season destination, which includes the main lodge that boasts just under 20,000 square feet of elegant, yet rustic accommodations. Just off the large front patio of the lodge is a private fishing lake and attached to the back of the lodge via heated walkways are 21 luxury lodge suites designed for comfort. If you’re looking for a more private setting, there are eighteen 2,400-square-foot, two-story, three-bed/three-bath cottages spread throughout the pine and aspen forest. (more…)

From modern to Mediterranean, we’re touching on these exquisite home styles at both ends of the spectrum. Up north, we have a contemporary Canadian compound with clean, straight lines. Meanwhile, spanning from coast to coast in the U.S. we’re highlighting Mediterranean mansions that feature soaring arches and ceramic tile roofs. Which style home do you prefer?
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