duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes November 2018 Uncovered

Go ahead – say it – this is one of your favorite issues of the year. How do I know this? Because it’s our Waterfront Edition and who out there doesn’t love looking at waterfront properties? It may or may not be your dream to own one, but certainly, either way, many of us have spent time admiring pictures and locations that are on the water.

— Thomas L. duPont, Publisher Emeritus
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By Linde Hyder

“Lisa is the consummate professional: sharp, well-informed and quick to respond.”

“Great communications and follow-up from showings and open houses.”

“Lisa really is the best for the Florida Keys!” (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…)

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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Summertime is in full swing and we here at the duPont REGISTRY hope all of you are enjoying the relaxed and laid-back season. Every year, this issue is dedicated to California – an area that boasts a “summertime” vibe year-round. Part of the reason for the annual focus of this state in this issue is because it coincides with one of the largest automotive events of the year – Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts will flock to this area to enjoy the weather, the Pacific Ocean, the fantastic golf courses and, of course, the best of the best automobiles in the world. So as you can see, we are California Dreaming – are you?
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We’re entering the world of the rich and famous – and inviting you to come along. Take a tour of the most expensive celebrity homes for sale, from a mega-mansion with a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court, to a castle with four indoor kitchens. Take a glimpse inside the Top 5 Celebrity Homes for Sale below.

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It’s the sweet summertime, and we’re taking a look at homes around the globe to spend these long, hot, lazy days. If you want to escape the extreme heat, we have a few northern vacation homes for your summer retreat. Or, if you’re looking for a place with premier outdoor space to enjoy the warmer weather, we’ve got those for you, as well. Take a look at our Top 5 Homes of the Week to spend your summer in below!
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By Alyssa Mammano

According to National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of Home Staging, seventy-seven percent of agents representing buyers said that a staged home helped their buyer visualize themselves living in the home and forty-nine percent of those agents said that staging a home impacted their buyers’ impression of the property. Staging a home for sale has also shown an effect on buyers’ offers to purchase the home. Offers are augmented between one to five percent for a staged residence versus a vacant listing. Below are our tips for staging your former home in ways that will appeal to the average buyer. (more…)

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