The DanMar Manor

On four acres of land in The Woodlands, Texas, sits the DanMar Manor. This stunning estate exhibits the utmost in luxury down to every last detail. The residence itself is an exceptional 30,000 square feet. Also included are two one bedroom apartments with their own full kitchens and baths. Of the 30,000 square feet, 7,000 were set aside for terraces and balconies so residents can enjoy the lush green surroundings. It's almost become standard for estates to have their own movie theater; however the DanMar Manor has taken it one step further with a fully operational 50's style concession stand. This three level home comes fully furnished with exceptional interior design concepts to match its French Renaissance style. Three built in elevators add convenience for residents and guests alike. Also included in this uniquely beautiful home are an exercise room, spa room, and shampoo salon. Take a step into the back yard and you'll be greeted by the cool blue waters of the private swimming pool equipped with a pool house. To add ambience to this exquisite estate 12 fireplaces were built in. The DanMar Manor is perfect for families with its 8 bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, and 5 half bathrooms. The listing price for the Manor is $19,000,000; all things considered this is quite a reasonable price. For more information contact Debbie Coleman of Coleman Realty Services at (832)381-6666 or visit http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=928009.


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Posted on: 6/5/2013 at 8:31 AM
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Lavish Playroom in Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas

5 Bedrooms, 5.1 Baths, 8,393 Square Feet - $1,395,000 

LOCATION! Private Cul-de-sac Street.  5 bedroom estate situated on coveted inlet of Lake Ray Hubbard and designed for Lavish Lakeside Living! Stunning Pool, Spa, Decks and Outdoor Stainless Kitchen!  Complete privacy in backyard.  5 car garage.  Foyer opens to living areas and view of wall of windows overlooking pool.   Indoor  Sports Court!  Upstairs game room (50X26)  with full kitchen has window overlooking sports court and is actually a self contained suite that would be excellent office suite, grown children or to entertain in style with no mess in the main part of the home as the current owners do.  Fantastic Balcony Views! 

Interested buyers can contact Barbara Hensley at 866-772-9699.

 


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Posted on: 4/4/2013 at 9:44 AM
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Cordillera Ranch, Texas: An Unparalleled Lifestyle

Discover Cordillera Ranch—an exclusive community that redefines the phrase “luxury living.”  Nestled among the rolling hills and picturesque landscape of the Texas Hill Country and the Guadalupe River valley, this premier master-planned community offers a lifestyle unrivaled anywhere in Texas—or the Southwest for that matter.

A unique resort-style refuge, Cordillera Ranch allows you and your family to enjoy every day as if on vacation at a world-class resort.  Beyond the private gates, 8700 sprawling acres of majestic beauty become your playground. Stroll through hundreds of acres of community parks and trails. Enjoy a vast array of amenities including seven spectacular clubs featuring a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Satisfy your adventurous urges with an abundance of outdoor Hill Country activities like kayaking, sporting clays, equestrian, tennis or swimming.  Refresh with a relaxing massage or facial.  Toast famous Texas sunsets with your favorite wine and regionally inspired dishes.  Whatever your preference, no two days here ever have to be the same.

Located just outside San Antonio and Boerne, Cordillera Ranch is within minutes of Boerne's top ranked schools, chic boutiques, quaint restaurants and small town USA Main Street.  It’s also just minutes from far NW San Antonio's world class medical center, transportation, shopping, dining, hotels, and amusement that abound at The Shops of La Cantera; Eilan and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

 Another benefit of Cordillera Ranch’s locale is the tax benefits property owners can enjoy.   With lower taxes than big city counterparts like San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, buyers can afford more home for their dollar.   These tax benefits, combined with historical interest rates and low construction costs are producing unprecedented building activity at Cordillera Ranch.  

A casually elegant lifestyle full of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and natural serenity are yours to discover in Cordillera Ranch. See the world-class amenities, great value and unparalleled lifestyle delivered by this Texas Hill Country treasure.


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Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, Texas

The remarkable Texas Hill Country creates a breathtaking backdrop to one of Texas’s premier communities – Cordillera Ranch in Boerne, Texas. At Cordillera Ranch, residents enjoy luxurious and resort-style amenities such as premier golf, fine dining, an equestrian center, river club, rod and gun club, a full fitness and spa facility and hundreds of acres of community parks and trails, all within private gates of this gracious 8,000-acre community.

Residents of Cordillera Ranch enjoy close proximity to exemplary schools in the Boerne school district, as well as private school opportunities, and the ability to connect with nature while being just a stone’s throw from the conveniences of neighboring San Antonio. Cordillera Ranch offers the opportunity to purchase a Master Golf membership on their famed Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, consistently named one of Texas top 10 courses.

For someone who enjoys entertaining a luxury, yet relaxed lifestyle, real estate agent Debra Janes of KW Luxury International is marketing an ideal and newly built estate within this alluring ranch community. 207 Riverwood is situated on one of the few acreage parcels that borders the beautiful Guadalupe River. The stunning Old World Mediterranean style architecture blends beautifully with the sleek, soft contemporary flavor of the home’s interiors.

Casa de Rio defines luxury and romance.  8,178-square-feet and expansive verandas offer picture-perfect hill country views overlooking tiered pools, 2 Jacuzzis and an outdoor grilling kitchen all easily accessing the river. This unique property offers an exquisitely appointed owner's retreat, epicurean kitchen for two that is open to the grand room, formal dining, wine cellar, a home theatre, 2 game rooms, 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths on nearly 3 riverfront acres.  All of the perks of this well designed masterpiece make it a perfect fit for the buyer wanting luxury within the highly desirable Texas hill country.

Cordillera Ranch is the up and coming premier addresses in Texas offering everything for the young ... and the young at heart.

Interested buyers can contact Debra Janes at 210-573-4040 for more information.


A Crown Jewel in San Antonio, Texas

Near Mythical in its historical wealth, San Antonio also offers a trove of residential treasure.

Among the most fabulous is Eldon Manor in Terrell Hills, an area rich with homes of extraordinary architectural prominence -- leavened with a hefty dose of Texascharm.

Rising behind iron gates and set on 1.8 acres of palms, fountains and manicured lawns, at more than 14,000 square feet the home is ten times the size of the Alamo, just five miles away. 

Built in 1927, and completely reconstructed in the early part of this century, the residence reflects the extraordinary adventures of its worldtraveling owner.

The floors are inlaid Italian marble and hand-distressed hardwoods, the seven fireplaces are carved limestone, and the 14-foot entry doors were hand-carved by a Polishartisan. 

A hand-painted replica of an Italian opera house ceiling caps the two-story great room. Columns came from the Far East, eighteenthcentury Italian chandeliers dazzle ceilings.

For storing the 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam, the "lavish wine cellar holds up to 3,000 bottles" says Elizabeth Priest, who is marketing the property along-side Jason Glast, of Keller Williams Luxury International, the city's top luxury brokerage.

Timelessly elegant yet absolutely contemporary, Priest calls the home with its media room, Lutron lighting, indoor/outdoor sound, and state-of-the-art gym, "a brilliant merger of old world with modern amenities and security."  

This home was designed as a family home, but with entertaining on a grand scale in mind.  The prohibition-era ballroom on the third floor has been transformed into a game room, and media room, with a bar.

"Schools here are among the best," says Priest. "Terrell Hills is within the highly acclaimed Alamo Heights public school district and a short drive to several exceptional private schools."  

"It is an ideal location," she says. "Eldon Manor is within minutes of the the finest, upscale restaurants, shopping and the San Antonio Country Club…And should you wish to hand-pick your own Bordeaux,the airport is just five minutes away."

For more information about this property, contact Jason Glast at 210-386-1833.


Welcome to Texas

Amazing Texas lifestyle awaits the discerning buyer with so many features it is hard to list them all. 322 rolling acres with over 5100 sq. ft. 4/4.5/3 custom home with pool featuring huge breakfast room, formal living and dining, office, sunroom, 3 FP's, Den with vaulted ceiling, gormet kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.  There's a Drive thru RV Garage (which will accommodate the largest RV's )with gameroom and bath , 2/2/2 Guest house w/shop, Barn, DblWide mobile home, 5 lakes, 3 deep water wells, AND A 15 MILE VIEW AT THE TOP!!! So much to do...fish in the stocked lakes, go four wheeling, canoeing or paddleboating, abundant wildlife for hunting or watching, EXPLORING FOR INDIAN ARTIFACTS, AND MINUTES TO LAKE PALESTINE. $4.9 Million. Call 903-245-6829 or 903-245-6830 for more details.


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Posted by: Nicole Lauber
Posted on: 11/24/2012 at 12:00 AM
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Castello Sul Lago

A breathtaking personal home of the builder; designed with perfection in mind, no detail has ben left out. It is nestled on the largest lot in the beautiful golf/waterfront community of The Cascades.

The main floor has a 2-story study/library, exquisite master bedroom with morning kitchen and gorgeous bathroom, in-wall aquarium, wine cellar, serving kitchen, huge chef's kitchen with Viking appliances, giant glass walls seamlessly bring Lake Bellwood into the home. Three levels of outdoor living areas with outdoor kitchen and volleball court, perfect for lake entertaining. Downstairs to the game room and out to the canal which brings the lake and 2 boats eloquently under your home. Upstairs brings you to guest bedrooms, a mother-in-law suite, home gym, library and theater room. $3.75 million.


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Posted by: Nicole Lauber
Posted on: 11/23/2012 at 12:00 AM
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Napa Inspired Country Estate

“This spectacular estate is located only twenty minutes from the DFW International Airport.”

Set behind two sets of private security gates on 50 prime, completely fenced, sandy loam acres in the heart of Argyle.  Surrounded by mature Oak trees and emerald green pastures, this estate is a rare find.  With high ceilings, very warm and inviting design with white walls and heavy dark wood accents throughout.  The sellers have travelled the world and incorporated many special and rare finds, including antiques, doors, art, and many unique items found at auction, into this fabulous home.  Very creatively, professionally and tastefully done.  Each room has a unique feel and treasure to discover.  If you like Napa, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, France, Italy and Texas design, you will love and appreciate this home!

The estate is comprised of a rustic, magnificent main home and attached guest apartment and studio, a three bedroom guest house, a manager’s home, two horse barns, a Keiser riding arena, twenty acres+ of Coastal pastures. 

The finely constructed and engineered main home was built on a slab with 140+ piers.  The slab was laid in 2006 and the home was moved into and completed in 2009.  The architect is John Hall in Dallas and the builder was Kendred Pecchi.  The roof is an exquisite Samaco Slate, the exterior is façade is a marvelous Brown Ozark stone with dry sac finish, no grout is seen.  There are four bedroom suites in the main house with four full baths  and three half baths.  There is 12,205 square feet of luxurious air conditioned living space and approximately 15,722 square feet under room which includes an oversize four car garage, covered balconies and screened in living area.  The stunning, sparkling plaster pool in a truly idyllic setting, is saltwater with water features, spa, infinity edge, recirculating separate stream, views of stocked lake, green pastures, surrounded and shaded by mature trees and lavish landscaping.  Spectacular setting for relaxing and grand entertaining.

There is a climate controlled wine dining room which holds about 4,000+ bottles, a separate wine refrigerator, an additional closet/panic room, with a dining table for ten, dishwasher and dumbwaiter.  Upstairs is the ultimate man cave…game room, poker, bar, media, cigar closet, antique collections of trains, coin op machines and so much more!   The property has many surprises at every turn, from a fabulous  trolley car used for dining and play, a professional Zip Line, a pretend jungle zoo to a tree house for the kids. Please call the listing agent, Vanessa Andrews 817-901-4030 for an appointment to view.  Offered lavishly furnished, including antiques, or unfurnished.  Price Upon Request.

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Posted on: 11/2/2012 at 12:00 AM
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Up for Auction Tomorrow, June 12: Uncommon Ground in Dallas, Texas

Surrounded by 11+/- gated acres, Uncommon Ground features incredible privacy, gorgeous scenery, a stunning residence, guest cottage, museum, and more. Selling Absolute. Featuring a custom, stately design, this unique residence on 11+/- acres offers a very open, three-story layout with a master suite, mother-in-law suite, and guest bedroom. The home is well appointed and features a massive master suite with opulent bathroom, dual walk-in closets, personal laundry room, and a fitness facility. Features throughout include a fireplace with a mid-18th century European walnut mantle from France, remodeled kitchen, beautiful spiral staircase, fashionable lighting, game room with bar, basement, 4-car attached garage, and much more. This estate is ideally suited for entertaining and has incredible views of the surrounding landscape. A wooden deck overlooking the creek has an installed audio system and electrical access, further adding to the options for outdoor enjoyment. Also included nearby is a charming guest cottage that has been recently renovated and is perfect for overnight guests or a caretaker’s residence. Ranchero Estate Nestled within 3+/- acres of gorgeous scenery, the Dallas Premier Home will be Selling Absolute. The Dallas Premier Home encompasses 3+/- acres and boasts an elegant tree-lined circular drive and pristine, professional landscape. The residence offers a spacious, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath floor plan with plentiful space for entertaining guests. The home’s features are very attractive and feature a handsome master suite, floor-to-ceiling windows, a fireplace, crown molding, three out-buildings, and much more. This home is selling furnished.

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Posted on: 6/11/2012 at 1:19 PM
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Featured Property: Hill Country Magnificence

Near San Antonio, Texas

 

Rarely does a luxury property become available that you can develop exactly as you wish-without having to start from the ground up. Such is the case for 533 U.S. Highway 87, a ranch near Boerne, Texas. With five dwellings-a main house, a lodge, a guesthouse, a cabin, and a lake house-located on more than 255 acres, this ranch can become whatever you want it to be.

“533 U.S. Highway 87 is everything you could imagine,” says Debra James of KW Luxury International. “The diversity of use is incredible. It could so easily work as a family compound, a corporate or religious retreat, an exclusive high-end hunting lease, a sports camp, or an equestrian property.” 

For anyone who enjoys a vacation getaway, there’s enough space to create a landing strip for airplanes, and four of five dwellings are already full furnished. For the athlete, it’s an absolute dreamland. On the property you’ll find an indoor sports complex, indoor clay and hard surface tennis courts, an indoor basketball court, three outdoor grass tennis courts, indoor and outdoor volleyball courts, two indoor fitness centers, a batting and pitching cage, a putting green, an archery range, and a diving pool. For avid outdoors enthusiasts, 213 acres are high-fenced for exotic game, while a seven-acre lake, fed by active springs, is stocked with bass, catfish, and hybrid perch.

Multiple water wells, with elaborate water conservation and catchment systems, are notable features of the property. “Having this much land with this much live water is a big deal,” Debra says, noting that water development is crucial for a property of this scale.

 

And if you find yourself wanting a different atmosphere after enjoying the ranch, San Antonio is only 45 minutes away. There you can explore the Riverwalk – the number one tourist attraction in Texas with the finest hotels, renowned restaurants, art galleries and theatre venues, featuring beautiful Moorish and German architecture dating back to the late 18th century.

 


Most Popular Cities for the Wealthy

 

Just as wealth isn’t spread equally among Americans, wealth is not spread equally over America. According to this year’s Forbes 400 List the wealthiest Americans tend to congregate in certain areas, namely California, the Northeast and Texas.

Topping the list is New York City, with 53 of the 400 primarily residing in this finance and business center. It comes as no surprise, with adequate luxury housing and a thriving entertainment district that billionaires not only love to work in NYC, but live and play as well. Not only does New York City draw billionaires but the surrounding area is also popular place for billionaires to settle. Greenwich, Connecticut is home to another 8 super-rich, making the Northeast a prime spot for a billionaire’s home base.

Dallas, Texas boasts the second highest concentration of billionaires in the nation, with a mere 17 compared to NYC, residing in the area. Dallas’ neighboring Fort Worth is home to an additional 8 billionaires, making the Dallas/Fort Worth area home to a total of 25 member of the Forbes 400. Texas’ oil money and concentration of big-name corporations draw the ultra-affluent to the state which has a total of 47 billionaires. This number is up by 11 residents in just the past five years.

Some are surprised that the San Francisco area doesn’t rank higher on the list of desirable cities for billionaires, since so many tech companies call the area home. Companies like Google and Facebook have made their headquarters in the suburbs around the Bay Area, making California the leading state in terms of billionaires with 88 calling the sunny state home. 

 

 


Blog and Photo via Forbes


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Posted on: 9/23/2011 at 2:30 PM
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AZURE Penthouse Reduced AND Added Buyer Incentives!

At the top of our wishlist is the AZURE Penthouse in Dallas, Texas. (Can you imagine having that view?!) And some great news about it - the seller is including two luxurious incentives to the buyer of the penthouse: a one-week cruise in the South Pacific on the seller's "Noble House" mega yacht and a 2001 BMW Z8... yes, please. Go to http://bit.ly/azuretx for more information!


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Posted on: 5/13/2011 at 5:04 PM
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Cover Property: AZURE Penthouse in Dallas, Texas

 

Sitting atop AZURE, rising above all others in prestigious uptown, is this exceptional residence of modern elegance, designed by award-winning Architect James Cheng. Walls of glass wrap the exterior exposing unparallel views of the renowned Cultural Arts District, downtown Dallas and beyond from every room. The open concept main floor consists of living and dining areas, game/billiard room, professional grade kitchen, three ensuite bedrooms, powder bath, utility and storage areas.

Rich hardwoods, cool smooth stone and plush wool carpets accentuate the large rooms and stimulate the senses. All ensuites have private terraces and the baths are a mixture of glass, stone and dark wood adorned with jetted tubs and separate showers. The master shower is also equipped with steam to soothe and relax. There are three terrace gas log fireplaces, and one inside electric fireplace in the game room. For those times when you want to shut out your world view, motorized shades descend seemingly out of nowhere.

 

 

The kitchen is a modern marvel with ample granite counters, center island, two 30-inch Sub-Zero refrigerators and built-in Panasonic stainless-steel microwave. Miele appliances include: 36-inch gas stainless-steel cooktop, designer wall hood with shelving, dishwasher and matching double ovens. There is also a Miele built-in coffeemaker with fully automatic one-button grinding, measuring and brewing.

The upper level is accessed from a private elevator off the main floor corridor directly into the climate controlled roof terrace party bar with full bath. This "375-foot high in the sky bar" opens onto a 2,910+/- square-foot glass encircled, outdoor entertainment space with pool/spa, giant theatre screen, and indescribable views. There is also a spiral staircase to the large lower terrace with fireplace.

 

Security is a paramount amenity for residents including: private gates to parking; 24-hour digital video surveillance and recording guest pre-screening on your TV; identity card restricted floor access, 24-hour Concierge; and a unique concept for your special "toys," a private 4-car garage within the secured parking garage.

This exceptional private residence encompasses 9,444+/- square-feet of indoor and outdoor living, includes furnishings and has all the hi-tech amenities which a discerning individual requires.

For more information and pictures of this penthouse, click here.


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Posted by: Nicole Lauber
Posted on: 4/26/2011 at 4:06 PM
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duPont REGISTRY Featured Property - Flower Mound,Texas

The word “Estate” has become trivialized in today’s vernacular of custom homes. Fifteen minutes from DFW by car and 5 minutes from the roof of “The W” by helicopter, this hidden jewel conjures images of Biltmore residing in Texas. Each room of this 19,337 sqft grand estate holds spectacular details. The French country kitchen is outfitted with an Aga stove and a cooper hood, a walk-in refrigerator and freezer hidden by a custom-made Gothic panel door, cabinets made from antique artifacts, and a backsplash inlaid with antique wooden chocolate molds. The formal living room suggests a tranquil chapel, with its stained-glass windows, and immense hand carved stone fireplace. Whether it’s the Sultan’s Tent themed media room, walnut-inlaid marble floors, a herringbone bricked arched ceilings, a masculine billiard room bedecked with shoe-shine chairs, or the stunning tree of life tile work that punctuates the secondary pool, such unique details of this home belie the belief that large spaces are always impersonal ones. This property is listed by Vanessa Van Trease from Chateau Realty, LLC.