Captiva is an island paradise in Southwest Florida. No hi-rise condominiums, no traffic lights or large commercial developments, it's a great family destination. Soft white sand beaches where wildlife abounds. Enjoy the pristine condition of the islands through miles of bike paths amd unspoiled waterways.

2010 has proved to be a buyers market. It's a great time to consider buying an island home while the interest rates are low and inventory is high.

Gorgeous, direct Gulf-front, 4BR/3.5BA Captiva estate home. Just steps from your private 132' beach paradise and sparkling turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Direct access, shared dock on Pine Island Sound. Offering 10 ft. ceilings, gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, marble and carpet throughout, crown molding, plantation shutters, and large sliders that open to the pool and outside entertainment area. Fenced, heated pool and spa. Sold furnished with a few personal exceptions. Great rental income potential. Tropical amenities abound. Close to great island shopping, restaurants, chapel and library. Asking $3,295,000


Southwest Florida has a hidden gem called Captiva Island. Where fishing is bountiful, the white sugar sand beaches captivate and your busy hectic life is just a glimmer in your memory. Captiva offers a prestigous stretch of parcels where the land is kissed by the Gulf of Mexico sunsets and backs up to Pine Island Sound where you have your own private membership to some of the best fishing in the world right at your backdoor.It is truly a buyers market, why not make your island dreams come true while interest rates are reasonable. Spectacular Gulf to Bay Estate on Captiva Island with gorgeous water views from every room.  The main house features 4 BR/4.5 BA, Travertine marble floors, hardwood oak floors, custom gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite counters, formal dining with coffered ceiling, great room with surround sound, study/library with gas fireplace, private elevator, hurricane windows, security system, heated pool with spa, deep water dock, and boat lift. The charming, income producing, “Cape Cod” guest house has been completely remodeled and offers 3 BR/3 BA with surrounding decks and dazzling Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Asking $7,995,000




Captiva Island has been called the "Martha's Vinyard" of SW Florida. The "Village" area is within easy walking distance and the use of golf carts is allowed. The speed limit does not exceed 20 mph in the village.  No stop lights, no shopping malls or franchises in site. Great boutique shopping, wonderful island restaurants and the historic Chapel By the Sea. Come enjoy the island lifestyle. Take advantage of this great buyers market while interest rates are low and the inventory is exceptional. Spectacular 6 BR/6.5 BA Mediterranean home. This home has it all and is top of the line. Upgrades beyond your wildest dreams. Designer furnished by Robb & Stucky. Imported and hand carved marble and granite throughout. Custom kitchen with Cherry wood cabinets, Thermodor & Meile appliances, security system, intercom, extensive phone system, professional faux painting throughout, private, heated pool with spa, central vacuum, Anderson windows and Mother in-laws apartment. Everything you need and more. Asking $2,995,000


Some vacation destinations are a step above the rest, come see what Captiva Island has to offer. If you want a tranquil get-a-way where the sun meets the moon, this island is the perfect choice. It's a great time to be a buyer in the 2010 market. Will your dreams come to fruition this year before prices and interest rates start to rise?

 Gorgeous 5 BR/5.5 BA home designed by Bud Lawrence on Captiva Island, Florida. Beautiful appointments throughout include: marble floors, Brazilian Cherry wood floor, custom cabinets, custom copper gutters/downspouts, Sinker All Heart Cypress 8ft. wood doors, stereo surround sound, Pre-cast concrete exterior trim & balusters, hand-made imported roof tiles & brick pathways, pebble-Tec heated pool and spa, waterfall with a slide, outdoor kitchen with built-in Thermador grilling station, gourmet kitchen with 2 wine coolers, 2 master suites with morning bars, private elevator & central vacuum system. Steps to the beach & Bay. Too many details to list, call for your private viewing today! Priced to Sell at $2,995,000.



Village By the Sea is located in the Heart of Captiva's "Village". Steps away from the sugar sand beaches and the turqoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Captiva offers a great way of island life. Don't miss this buyers market while interest rates are low. It's the perfect time to invest in real estate. Wonderful enclave of Old Florida Homes just steps from the beach and Bay. Beautiful 4BR/4BA home with an open and spacious floor plan. Hardwood floors throughout, 2-story great room with gas fireplace, gourmet kitchen with GE appliances and Corian counters, pocket sliders open up to the screen enclosed lanai overlooking the pool and spa. Large master suite, double sinks, glass shower, whirlpool tub and a great walk-in closet, French door opens the master to the porch, upstairs guest rooms each have their own bath private bath & share a private sundeck. Enjoy the Captiva lifestyle with great amenities within walking distance. Asking price $2,095,000

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Hawaii's Most Expensive Homes, Properties, and Estates

Hawaii's Most Expensive Luxury Homes, Properties, and Estates on


Hawi, Hawaii
Kohala Kai, North Kohala Coast
Kohala Kai

Approximately 4,000 feet of incredible ocean frontage with protected and accessible beach cove. Subject to compliance with private agreements, private water & utilities are available along the Akoni Pule Hwy. Just minutes from Kawaihae Harbor, the best beaches, Kohala Coast Resorts & Golf Courses. You can build the house of your dreams or create a family or corporate complex/retreat on this, one of the few remaining large private holdings along Hawaii's Gold Coast.


Honolulu, Hawaii

4747 Kahala Ave

KAHALA BEACHFRONT ESTATE OF 1.44 Acres (125 linear ft ocean frontage) on Kahala Avenue, Honolulu's most prestigious street. Spacious 9 bdrm residence + 2 guest houses of 4 bdrm/3.5 baths each. Excellent condition. Sandy beach for sunning, swimming or surfing. Stroll to the Kahala Hotel & Resort for dining. Near famed WAIALAE COUNTRY CLUB GOLF COURSE, home of the SONY OPEN.



Maui - Makena, Hawaii
Makena Oceanfront Estate, Maui Hawaii


Unlock the doors to one of Maui's most spectacular and sought after oceanfront estates in Makena, encompassing 1.65 acres with 440ft of shoreline. This private and secluded property has 3 separate custom residences totaling over 5,000 SF of living area. Few properties can match the natural beauty of this gated estate, picturesque setting or the Hawaiian style architecture of this timeless oceanfront retreat. Positioned next to Wailea Resorts' and all the 5-Star experience, golf, spas, restaurants etc. Throughout all the homes the superb craftsmanship of the Hawaiian ohia wood cabinets, granite counters and natural stonework is most evident. From the saline heated pool and Jacuzzi, terrace you take in an endless sweep of Pacific vistas, Kaho'olawe, Molokini, and Lana'i as the sounds of the waterfall and ocean waves echo in the background. Breathtaking oceanfront living; exquisitely designed and unsurpassed by all is located in the most desirable enclave, Makena Maui.


Maui - Wailea, Hawaii

Richard Chamberlain’s Estate, Maui Hawaii


The Art of Living Well!! Stunning and meticulous, this home welcomes you from the moment you enter. A masterpiece designed for a world renowned celebrity and features only the finest materials and architectural design elements. This elegantly casual estate, private and secure, overlooks the white sands and crystal waters of magnificent sought after Keawakapu Beach, with glorious sunsets every evening over the distant islands of the Pacific. Perfect swimming, kayaking and long walks. Minutes away from Wailea's Resort and 5-star hotels, restaurants and designer shops. Turn key.


Kamuela, Hawaii

67-1229 PAKILA RD

The synthesis of extraordinary vision, highly evolved architecture, natural and green materials, superior craftsmanship and a passionate commitment to excellence has culminated in this architectural masterpiece. This property represents a world class architectural feat and is unrivaled as the most luxurious and highly functioning equestrian estate in the State of Hawaii. The amenities and refined features of this distinctive property are for those with the most discerning of portfolios. Constructed in Canada of massive Cedar logs, every log was individually hand selected from the forests of Canada. British Columbia produces Cedar that is especially dense and uniform yielding this extraordinary building material. The harvest of the strong, mature trees follows the principles of responsible, renewable forestry practices, especially strict in British Columbia. This log home and the surrounding structures brings together nature, an international design and construction team with decades of experience in working with the requirements of log structures, superior craftsmanship and technology resulting in this exceptionally unique property. Of special note is the fact that not a single nail was used in the joining of the logs. Constructed initially in Canada then deconstructed and recreated in Hawaii log by log with immaculate joinery, chiseled by hand for a perfect fit. The 53 acre working ranch has 360 degree views of the ocean all the way down the Gold Coast north and south including majestic views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and the mountains of North Kohala. Structures on property: the 7,004 sf, 4 bdrm/4.5 bath main residence, a 912 sf 1/1 guest cottage, a 9,087 sf European-inspired 7 stall stable with 282 sf exterior decking, a high performance riding arena of 14,140 sf and a 3,480 sf tractor barn. An irreplaceable and non-replicable estate, unique properties such as this one occupy a different place in the world.

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Colorado's Most Expensive Homes, Properties, Mansions and Estates

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Evergreen, Colorado

Serenity Falls


This world class mountain contemporary estate is located within the gated Timbers Estates nestled on 32 acres of breathtaking mountain views and magnificent waterfalls that cascade down the natural rock outcroppings into 3 streams and ponds. The gated compound includes an over 12,000 square foot main home that has been completely renovated and built with every state of the art and top of the line design in mind. A home that is comfortable and welcoming as well as elegant. There is also a full stable with 6 stalls, large corral and a 1700 square foot, 2 bedroom carriage house above. The 3rd outbuilding is a 6000 square foot recreational facility, gym and a half court basketball court which would also make a great recording studio or garage for the car enthusiast! This secure and private retreat is a masterpiece of architectural integrity and impeccable taste that provides an environment that meets the spiritual and spatial needs of the owners.


Snowmass, Colorado
Old Snowmass Ranch
Snowmass Creek Road

Spectacular, one-of-a-kind ranch property located directly on the river! This one has it all! Located in Old Snowmass, this finely crafted timber and stone home is graciously designed with grand spaces. Every room enjoys sights and sounds of the river. The true beauty begins along the home's spacious and prvate verandas with outdoor fireplaces overlooking Snowmass Creek with sweeping mountain vistas. Complete with barn, caretaker's quarters, artist studio and irrigated pasture for your horses Addendum: New approvals such as these no longer exist in Pitkin County. This is a very rare commodity! Call listors for all the details and amenities.


Snowmass Village, Colorado

5941 Lake Wildcat Road

Private wilderness in Wildcat Ranch. Minutes from Aspen airport minutes from skiing in Snowmass. Acreage like this is rare when you consider proximity to our world-class resort. Property borders the length of 50-acre Wildcat Lake. Boating, swimming, fishing for trophy-sized trout, lake-side picnics. Hike to the mountain top for unsurpassed views. Main house is mountain contemporary; guest house is rustic cabin a perfect combination. Learn more at



Vail, Colorado
A True Ski-In / Ski-Out Home
483 Beaver Dam Rd.

483 Beaver Dam Road, Vail, Co - a most prestigious address! Be one of only a few to ski home from the slopes of Vail. A true ski-in/ski-out home just off the Born Free ski slope. The large great room is meticulously crafted with panels of hawaiian koa wood - designed by the finest craftsmen for a rich, yet comfortable feeling. Enjoy the large stone fireplace as you look out the picturesque windows to watch skiers as they come down the slope or ride the gondola. Recently updated with gorgeous granite and marble in all the bathrooms - no detail has been overlooked. An outdoor swim-spa with heated towel cabinet & music system provides the perfect apres-ski relaxation - or swim against the 4 swim jets for an invigorating work-out. The heated driveway, stone walkways & large wrap-around stone decks create the perfect spot to entertain - all year long. Don't miss your opportunity to own this luxurious home that's rarely on the market!


Aspen, Colorado

18 W Reds Road



Starting with the original brick Victorian Farmhouse on Red Mountain, and including, a new main residence, this property is the premier family compound on Red Mountain. The views encompass from Independence Pass to Mount Sopris. The total square footage including decks, patios, hot tub and outside entertaining areas add up to approximately 12,600 square feet.

Florida's Most Expensive Homes, Properties, Mansions and Estates

Browsing the Homes site on it is hard not to wonder what are the most expensive Homes, Properties and Estates listed.  Today will start a series in which I will list the most exuberant of the exuberant. The richest of the richest. The biggest of the biggest. Luxury Real Estate at its' finest. I hope you enjoy, and here is Florida's Most Expensive Homes, Properties, and Estates.


Coupon Keys - 4 offshore islands + 1 mainland lot for parking & launching. 14.5 acre island with 3 structures 8bd/6ba resort home, 2bd/2ba caretakers home & a recreation house. Public utilities, gourmet kitchen, rooftop deck with bar/entertainment room. Plenty of dock space for all of your yachts.

If you've ever wanted to our thought about owning your own island, here is the chance. This Island is for sale in the Florida Keys, complete with Luxury Home. The description says it all.



Padua farm consists of 769 +/- acres. It is currently being utilized as a Thoroughbred horse farm and breeding center. Amenities of the farm include: ¾ mile dirt track, a 1 mile turf track,eleven barns with a Total of 202 stalls, covered hot walkers, round pens, three, four, and five board fencing, Manager’s residence, 13 residences for staff, dormitory, Owner’s residence, pool, spa and boat dock with lift, guest residence, executive offices, 3 metal maintenance buildings,3 greenhouses, and four decorative gated entries, and extensive site improvements as well as underground utilities.

Located in Ocala, Florida, this Luxury farm is ideal for the Luxury Home owner wanting a piece of the countryside. This luxury property is also the most expensive estate in the Florida listed with the duPont REGISTRY.



The Crown Jewel of Naples.

Perhaps you've seen this house on the cover of the duPont REGISTRY, or seen it talked about further with this blog.



Designed for entertaining. Open ocean views; ideal for a large yacht. Finished in 2009, it features one acre with 13,879 square feet living area. 8 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 4 half baths. Also offers formal living room, dining room, breakfast area, elevator and gym.

This Jorge Uribe, Coral Gables listing is a beautiful offering with access to the Atlantic ocean. A short drive across the Gulf Stream can have you fishing, diving, or spending the night in the Bahamas. It is one of the many beautiful Florida listings on


America's Most Expensive Home

You better put your comfy shoes on because you are about to go on a tour in the 56,500 square feet French chateau-style mansion owned by, the widow of producer Aaron Spelling, Candy Spelling. The largest home in Los Angeles County lies on 4.7 acres and shares the neighborhood with Los Angeles Country Club and the Playboy Mansion. The lavish “W” shaped mansion has “countless” rooms from a barber shop-beauty salon to rooftop rose garden. Here is a brief list with some of the features of this “home”:

Bowling alley
China room
Gift-wrapping room
Entire floor dedicated to closet space
Humidity-controlled silver storage room
“Movie Theater” room with a projection system that automatically comes up from the floor at the same time that shades extend over the windows
Skating rink
Wine cellar and tasting room

Are you tired yet? Keep up with me; we need to go outside now. Some outdoor features include tennis court, swimming pools, fountains, waterfall, and 18th century-style garden with a citrus orchard. If you love to entertain friends and family, this is your house. Besides all the features mentioned above, the mansion has a wing for service staff with seven bedrooms.  And if you are worried with parking, don’t be! This property can accommodate more than 100 cars on its winding motor court.   America’s most expensive home, The Manor, has a price tag of $150,000,000.

This mansion is also slightly bigger than the White House. If you could choose between The Manor and The White House, which one would you like to live in?

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Luxury Home Auction- Mercer Island - Seattle, Washington

"Encompassing two manicured acres on Lake Washington's exclusive Mercer Island, the 22,800 sq. ft. Mediterranean-inspired estate extends over three levels. Breathtaking views from every room provide stunning panoramas of Lake Washington and Seattle. The property's waterfront access includes a deep water dock with steel pilings and three-phase power that previously accommodated a 140-foot yacht. The residence offers a multitude of formal and informal living spaces, including numerous dining and entertaining rooms, two master suites with four additional guest bedrooms, three kitchens, eight bathrooms, an attached four-car garage, as well as extensive indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.Additional highlights include a one-of-a-kind 12 foot Chihuly chandelier, a grand master suite with lavish master bath salon, a personal workout gym, expansive wardrobe wing, two wine cellars, and a spectacular 66' indoor saltwater pool."

REAL ESTATE AUCTION Sealed Bid Deadline: April 14 
 Seller Guarantees Sale at or Above a Qualified Minimum Bid of $15 Million 

Luxury Home Auction - Sunrise Beach, Missouri

"This home is truly a work of art and is located in the coveted Porto Cima area! The paver driveway with magnificent brass ornamental works of art makes the perfect first impression. The wooden garage doors add warmth to the contemporary feel of the home, and the kitchen is unbelievable with fabulous cabinetry, open entertainment and view, view, view. This enchanting home with the state of the art sound system will give your home the ambience you wish to create. The multiple patio areas can be used for various entertainment options. The vanishing edge saltwater pool uses no chemicals and is the eco-friendly choice. Bedrooms: 5 Full Baths: 4 Half Baths: 1 Square Foot: 4800 +/- Waterfront: 108’ +/- Road front: 67’ +/- ."

Auction Available  March 20th at 10:03 AM (CST)

Underground Shelters - Luxury Not Seen

In my time at duPont REGISTRY I have seen some of the coolest advertisements possible. Watches, cars, submarines, planes, dating services, you name it we've seen it. But recently, this amazing company Green Eye Technology came on board, and I must say, they offer a phenomenal product.  Imagine the ability to live underground, sheltered and away from the world in the event of a natural disaster, with all of the luxuries and creature comforts we have come to enjoy. Green Eye touts "The most advanced, dependable, secure, and comfortable Shelter System available in the world", and it is hard to disagree with them. To help you grasp the concept, imagine when you were a kid and you discovered hamsters/rats and had to build them a home. You saw the tubes that would connect different areas of their home to others, where they could run, play, eat, sleep.

Now imagine your the hamster, and you can design your own living area underground, with full shelter and luxury, and you've got the idea. What Green Eye Technology has done is taken the connectivity and safety idea to a new level.

A more "simple" underground bunker

In the left side of the picture you can see the entrance to the shelter going into the Earth, and how it connects from there. Completely underground, you are tucked away in a security net unlike any other.

Live up to 5 years underground.

The design and expandability is infinite. A community can operate on it's own for up to 5 years, and has room to store 32 vehicles!

Support for many families in case of emergency.

I must say, there a definite "cool factor" to what Green Eye Technology has accomplished.

Comment below: What would be your ideal underground shelter?

For contact information and pricing, check out Green Eye Technology. They also have a Fanpage on Facebook which you can become a fan of here.


About Jon Chapman:

I am a “Social Marketing Guru” at the duPont REGISTRY. I study the trends and growth of what is popular now, and what will be popular in the future. I also handle the duPont REGISTRY Facebook(Fan!) and Twitter(Follow!) accounts. I love fishing and the outdoors. I have played sports my entire life, so love a good sports talk. If I could live anywhere, it would be on the water, with a boat ready to go fishing at any time. You’ll find me blogging about the trending topics in Social Media and Luxury Real Estate. You can find me on Facebook or My Website. Feel free to email me

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Luxury Home Auction - Fort Myers, Florida

Nestled in a lush and tropical setting along the sparkling waters of the Intracoastal, this magnificent home defines the true meaning of Paradise. Family and friends will love to gather at Casa del Rio to enjoy the year round amenities that it presents. A private and enchanting sandy beach, negative edge riverside pool, tennis, golfing and boating are just a few of the pleasures that await the highest bidder at ABSOLUTE AUCTION on Saturday, March 13th at 11:00AM. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy luxury living at Auction Pricing!                                                            

duPont REGISTRY Invite to Eagles Landing, Las Vegas

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