Wonderful Estate Home in Windermere, Fla.

Windermere
A charming country-club community offering a wealth of lifestyle choices

Just 15 minutes from Disney and all of Orlando’s attractions is the quaint, family-friendly town of Windermere.  This quiet town is nestled on the shores of the famed Butler Chain of Lakes, a series of 11 lakes connected by navigable canals.  Windermere’s magnificent luxury homes are snuggled along the shorelines and embraced by lush Florida landscapes.  It’s no wonder that several well-known corporate leaders and sports celebrities call Windermere their home.

Windermere offers a pedestrian-friendly downtown, where you will find passersby seated on benches enjoying an ice cream cone or stopping in for a barbeque sandwich in a bustling local cafe.  To add to the quaintness, and at the request of residents, some of the roads leading to the lakes are still unpaved.  Just a short drive away are mansions in exclusive gated communities, where homes boast elaborate theaters, billiard rooms, polished marble floors and ornate towering ceilings.

What is so special about Windermere is the tremendous variety of lifestyle choices. For those who love city life, fine shopping and cultural activities, Orlando is just a short drive.  For those who favor a more relaxed approach, the town of Windermere offers access to all its beautiful lakes and golf courses.  Activities for young children, such as fishing, swimming, water sports, tennis and golfing, can often be found right in their own back yard or within their own community. At Windermere, you will discover a rare combination of small-town conviviality and sophisticated country club living, with an array of amenities for all ages. Windermere is simply a wonderful place to raise a family—or enjoy your retirement years.

 

Offered at $5,499,000

Carol Ann Hewitt, CIPS, CLHMS
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Oxford Realty, Inc. – International Luxury & Estate Brokers
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Wexford Jewel

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
By Natalie Watson

Set between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean is Hilton Head Island, a reputable resort community off the coast of South Carolina. Exquisite homes sit on the 11-mile stretch of smooth sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. Private residences, or “plantations” like Wexford Plantation and Long Cove Club, are one of the island’s best-kept secrets along the Intracoastal Waterway.



“Hilton Head is surrounded by natural beauty and strives to be an eco-friendly community,” says Steve Timperman, broker with Charter One Realty on Hilton Head Island. Its year-round gorgeous weather makes family-friendly recreational activities like biking, running, golfing, tennis and boating popular pastimes for residents and visitors.

Southern hospitality characterizes the approximately 36,000 full-time residents of Hilton Head Island. The island is inviting and offers a relaxed, unpretentious and secure environment.  The island is rich in culture and diversity, attracting people all over the world. Many visitors like it so much they become residents. “Seven days is just not enough to scratch the surface,” says Timperman.

A mending real estate market and booming rentals makes it a great time to buy on Hilton Head. One of the island’s premier residences can be found at 55 Bridgetown Road, behind the gates of the exclusive Wexford Plantation, a community featuring a private-controlled lock system marina, Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, tennis and clubhouse. The 6,727-square-foot home sits on the harbor with astounding marina and golf views. Amenities include a rooftop deck with kitchen and fireplace, two Jacuzzis that flow into the black- bottom swimming pool, a seven-car garage and 70-foot private boat dock.

Offered at $3,795,000

 

Charter 1 Realty & Marketing
Steve Timperman
843-686-8800
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Publisher’s Showcase: Villa De Madre Estate

Suisun Valley, Near Napa, California

California living has never been so ideal until Villa De Madre, located near Napa Valley and only one hour from San Francisco. Enjoy views of vineyards from every window of the beautiful 22,882-square-foot Georgian mansion. Entertain guests in one of the three auto barns. Or shoot a round of skeet. These are just a few of the plentiful opportunities for enjoying life at this crown jewel of Suisun Valley.

“My wife and I built this dream home in 2002,” says Willis Johnson, current owner of Villa De Madre. “We wanted my mother to live with us, but also wanted her to have her independence. With a 1,896 square foot guesthouse—including a living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room and two bedrooms—connected to the main house, it was perfect for her privacy.”

The property encompasses 70-acres of gated vineyards, equipped with surveillance cameras for top of the line security. Producing approximately 150,000 bottles of Cabernet wine yearly, the property could be a “full-blown” winery business, Willis notes, especially with his and hers offices off the master suite.

In addition to the private offices, the mansion features a double-winding staircase; six bedrooms; eight full bathrooms and three half baths; six fireplaces; a chef’s kitchen featuring Viking appliances; an exercise room overlooking an in-house swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque and enclosed patio/play area; a game room with adjoining bar; a climate-controlled wine cave; and a two-stop hydraulic elevator. Incredible hand-painted ceilings and murals are featured throughout.

Also found on the property are three auto barns, and a combined 44,195 square feet of secured storage space. The showcase barn includes a main garage, a storage area for parts and maintenance equipment, and three restrooms. In the second auto barn, you’ll find three complete maintenance bays with two twin post rotary car lifts, a retro gas station, an office, two storage rooms, and a mechanical room. The third auto barn was modeled after “Main Street USA,” with detailed storefronts and a fully equipped diner. You need only step outside to practice your aim at the skeet shooting range.


Villa De Madre is offered at $19,998,000

For additional photos, please visit www.VillaDeMadreEstate.com

 


Elegant Scottsdale Home

Today, the duPont Homes blog is proud to showcase the stunning Scottsdale, Arizona home seen below.


This estate is a private 'world class' residence beholding depth, character and endless onsite amenities. Well secured behind its scenic iron gates. It's million dollar private driveway winds up at a circular center court, room for plenty of parking and an 9+ car garage.

 

This residences elaborate details include extensive hand carved pillars, built-in library, gourmet kitchen, ballet and dance quarter, signature indoor tennis court, mother of pearl swimming pool, mermaid style Jacuzzi, authentic desert botanical garden and a French Victorian courtyard. The indoor tennis courts can also be easily converted into a car museum, basketball court, theatre or a private auditorium. 

Lastly, for those of the equestrian lifestyle, his beautiful Arizona property is horse-friendly with 19 acres of picaresque land, perfect for a number of equine disciplines and a wide variety of outdoor recreation. 

 

 

Address: 9422 West Happy Valley Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255;

Price: $13,900,000

Property Details: http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=950247

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Elgin Plantation, duPont REGISTRY Featured Luxury Home

Named in memory of his birthplace in Scotland, Elgin which was the home of the Warrenton, NC merchant Peter Mitchel and his wife, Elizabeth Person Mitchel. Construction took place between 1827 and 1832. It ranks among some of the most impressive of North Carolina’s early-nineteenth-century homes. The home is documented in The ARCHITECTURE of WARREN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA-1770s to 1860s by Kenneth McFarland. In addition, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is protected by protective covenants of the Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.

Currently the property includes 307 acres of gently rolling farmland populated with 5 ponds, standing timber, riding trails, fenced pastures and several dependent structures.  Dependencies include a caretaker’s house, horse stables, car garage, equipment storage and others. The plantation house has been totally updated for today’s living with attention given to the maintenance of this significant historic home.  Located in rural Warren County, it is situated just outside the historic town of Warrenton in the northern piedmont section of North Carolina. Within a 1.5 to 2 hour drive to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC and Richmond, VA, it is accessible to major airports. Come to see this unique property! It offers many options but best of all, it offers a slowed life-style and an opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquility of country living. Priced at $2,250,000

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Posted on: 11/5/2010 at 4:00 PM
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Billion-Dollar Luxury Home Readies for Housewarming

India’s richest man has built what is said to be the world’s first billion-dollar home. Yes, that’s billion with a “B.  ”Mukesh Ambani, his wife and three children plan a housewarming party for the 27-story Mumbai pad later this month. In addition to decadent food, attendees can glimpse three helipads, a health club, dance studio, 50-seat movie theater and underground parking lot with enough room for 160 cars, the New York Daily News reports. An American firm oversaw the interior design.  The house didn’t cost $1 billion to build, of course, but construction did cost millions of dollars. Given Mumbai’s astronomical property prices, the finished product is worth many times the construction tab. That’s where the billion-dollar figure comes in.  The home is rumored to have a wait staff of 600, bigger than the staff of many small companies.

The house might be oversized, but it isn’t sprawling: It soars more than 550 feet, more resembling a condo tower than a luxurious mansion. Children might say it looks like Lego building blocks, the Daily News points out.  Mr. Ambani could have afforded to go even bigger. According to Forbes magazine, Mr. Ambani’s $29-billion fortune makes him the fourth-richest man in the world. He runs Reliance Industries, a textile company that grew into what it says is “India’s largest private sector enterprise.  ”Not surprisingly, not everyone is a fan of the construction, which seems out of place in a country known for its poverty and slums.  One local newspaper columnist labeled the building an “edifice to his ego,” while an editor of an Indian design magazine called it “obscenely lavish.”

Ouch! But some stick up for the billionaire. “He can’t just walk into a cinema and watch a film like you or me,” the Guardian quotes an associate as saying. “So he has built a house to his requirements like anyone else would. It’s a question of convenience and requirements. It’s only a family home, just a big one. It’s just another home that someone is living in. It’s no big event.”  No big event at all.


Stunning Luxury Estate, Isabella Guglielmi Castle, Lake Trasimeno, Italy.

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The castle rises up from the Lake Trasimeno Major Island (Isola Maggiore), easly accessible by a boat in a few minutes form the Port of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, or, from the the Port of Passignano sul Trasimeno. Guglielmi dates back to the IX century and consists of the main castle which is surrounded by six towers with crenellated battlement on the roof, a drawbridge, church with internal courtyards all surrounded by 4.5 Hectares of lush land. The castle was built in 1328 as a Convent which was also ordered to be constructed by the Saint Francis Church. The Marquis Guglielmi restructured the castle and enlarged it to three times the size between 1885 and 1891. The interior of the castle is immersed with soaring halls once displaying a variety of antiquities, chinoiserie, weapons and armor. The castle because of its unique location between Umbria and Tuscany is perfect for restoring Marchese Gulgielmi's masterpiece back to a five star standard. It has been recently updated but would be ideal as a hotel or lavish private residence.

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Posted on: 10/12/2010 at 12:16 PM
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duPont REGISTRY Top 10 Luxury Master Suites

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Your master suite should be your personal getaway for relaxation after a long day at the office or with family. It may have panoramic views, luxury master bath with spa tub, and spacious walk-in closet, all of which should contribute to a place where you can calm the senses in elegant style.  Within these private walls, enjoy a new movie, read by a warm fireplace, or simply dream the day away. These are just some activities to be enjoyed in luxurious style.  duPont REGISTRY Homes, showcases our choice of some of the most beautiful master suites that we have to offer.   Relax and enjoy! 

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Candy Swick, Candy Swick & Company 


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Kimberly Meyer, Coldwell Banker


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Ernesto Caldeira, Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty


Dorian Bennett Sotheby’s International Realty


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Eileen Bedinghaus, RE/MAX Metro - Downtown


Marilyn Hoffman, Hoffman International Properties


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Petra Contrada, RE/MAX Power Realtors


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RE/MAX Fine Homes, Canaday Group


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Russ Lyons Sothebys International

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Magnificent Lakefront Luxury Estate, Incline Village, Nevada

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Magnificent Lakefront estate on over 8 acres (2nd parcel 122-100-24). Offering over 650 feet of lake frontage, private sandy beach, pier and boat hoist. Incredible architectural design with dramatic lines. Fantastic windows and natural light. Enormous, heated upper deck and lower patio for multi level entertaining. Lush and beautiful landcaped grounds with dramatic year round stream rushing through property. Incredibly serene and private estate.

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$34,000,000

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Luxury Real Estate - Dick Martin

duPont REGISTRY Top 15 Celebrity Properties - Dick Martin's Estate

Premier location behind Beverly Hills Hotel in Estates section. Gated, former celebrity Tudor home, 5 bedroom, 6 bath, master suite with fireplace, office, dry sauna, hot tub deck, living room with fireplace, wet bar, library, powder, wine cellar, dining room, family room, large kitchen with center island, 3 pantries, deck overlooking pool, tennis & beautiful sunsets, & detached 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house w/ kitchen. Offered price: $10 Million listed by Felix Pena from Hilton  &  Hyland.

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GULF FRONT ESTATE

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


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Posted on: 1/25/2010 at 3:51 PM
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