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

Dear Reader,

The real estate market is crazy right now. Properties in some markets are being sold before they even hit the MLS. With travel having slowed, the trend is for more people to stay local and, therefore, look for properties that are an upgrade from what they currently own. Or, they are looking for properties that are within a day or two worth of driving to be used as a home away from home.

Inside the pages of this issue are fabulous Waterfront Properties on pages 48-49 and Desert Dream Homes on pages 54-55. These are just a sampling of what our realtor partners have to offer. To see more, make sure to visit or follow us on any of our social media channels. There are thousands of properties being offered for sale by some of the top real estate professionals in the industry.

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

Desert dwellings are often unique in architectural structure and design, in that many are constructed to blend the abode with its surroundings and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. With amiable climates, abounding wildlife and adventure at your doorstep, it is of little wonder why many dream of residing in the desert. (more…)

Endless vistas of ocean blue waters, the soothing sounds of waves crashing ashore and the sun kissing your skin as you step outside are surely the initial allure of an idyllic waterfront oasis. Yet, what draws you in is amplified by a myriad of extravagant amenities that waterfront living has to offer. Unrestricted admittance to private beaches and shorelines, immediate access to dockage and watersports, and lavish accouterments in gated waterfront communities; these are the luxuries that keep waterfront homes off the market and homeowners happy. Fantasies of a tropical paradise or, perhaps, a quiet lakeside sanctuary are the envy of many and so, we showcase the market’s top-tier waterfront oases on offer across the nation. (more…)

By Linde Hyder

Nestled along 18 miles of Texas shoreline is a coastal town where the vibe is laid-back and the lifestyle is easygoing. Set against a backdrop of warm Gulf water and soft Texas sand lies the epitome of island life, filled with an unlimited range of recreational opportunities from sport fishing to dolphin watching and from seaside golf to boutique shopping. Known as ‘Port A’ to locals, this casual beach community provides the perfect setting for an 8,099-square-foot wonder that combines the best of island life with the finest luxury accouterments. (more…)

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Dear Reader,

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. 2020 has certainly proven to be an “interesting” year – one that has caused distractions and changes to our lives that we would not have expected. Through all of this, the real estate industry has been booming in some key markets, people have been spending more time at home, and lifestyles have become more casual.

With this shift, when looking to make a real estate purchase, the list of home amenities has become more important than ever. That’s why our three FEATURED PROPERTIES are commanding so much attention. They are all very different in look, feel, style and location but they do all offer amenities galore.

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

Derivative of European castles and having historical significance rooted in upper-echelon ownership, magnificent manors were originally country estates with extensive land fortified to fend off uninvited visitors. Manors encompassed small towns where most all people lived in medieval times, housing a blacksmith, bakery, mill, orchard, gardens and a community of people to create a self-sufficient society. A grand hall within the main manor served as a central gathering space for the people of the community. The manor was owned by a royal lord or noble who resided in the manor, while villagers lived in its ancillary structures. Knights of the king would oversee the community and provide its profits from agriculture and business to the king. (more…)

Families, empty-nesters and bachelor types who may have had the idea to invest in a second-home rolling around in the back of their minds were reinvigorated in their searches in 2020 as the pandemic turned the world on its head. Reports claim that golf course properties saw a resurgence in the months following the COVID-19 outbreak, especially those in remote destinations. Many coming from larger, populous cities took the search for a secluded second residence more seriously. Locations within driving distance from buyers’ primary residences allowed them to travel between the two frequently, making the purchase seemingly more sound. With places of business and schools going remote for a period of time, now is a great an opportunity as any to pass the time at a golf course community. (more…)

Dear Reader,

WOW… our December 2020 issue. The last issue with a 2020 date on it. In the magazine publishing world, it’s time to set our sights on a new year – 2021. We are certainly looking forward to it.

If you are following real estate trends, you will likely know that the market is strong for sellers – inventory is low and properties that are on the market are moving quickly. If you see something you like, be at the ready to make a decision and make a move.

This issue is filled with great waterfront properties in Florida – as well as others in California, the Carolinas and Virginia. There are also some fantastic Entertaining Estates sure to please the most discriminating buyers.

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

When considering the purchase of a waterfront property, the breathtaking views, ease of access to beaches, and watersports may be top of mind. An exclusive waterfront community affords admittance to private clubs, boat docks, cleanly beaches and arguably the most beautiful surroundings. What buyers looking to purchase a waterfront property may not have immediately recognized, though, are the many benefits that greatly impact one’s peace of mind, health of the body, and fulfillment of the soul. (more…)

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