Luxury House of National Champion Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban - The Pointe

While it takes a great builder to craft a home that exceeds the finest of expectations, it takes an imaginative eye to build a home that embodies the heart and soul of nature’s graceful beauty while providing the ease and flow of luxury living. Few homes are designed with such careful attention to evoking long-term delight as “The Pointe” on Lake Burton’s luxurious shore in north Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains. Visionary builder Jim Suddes, together with long-time friend, Nick Saban, along with their wives Denise and Terry, respectively, have taken a piece of property—raw with nature’s wild beauty—and created a home that carries on the legacy of the land while marrying it to their vision of tasteful living. 

“The Pointe” on Lake Burton offers a 270-degree view of the lake, mountains and sky highly coveted by buyers seeking property on Lake Burton. Designed to complement the distinguishing buyer’s taste for comfort, amenities, and living artfully with nature, Suddes built “The Pointe” using natural local stone, reclaimed timber beams and heart-of-pine flooring, Pennsylvania bluestone, and custom built fireplaces with hand-crafted brick. The home features more than 10,000 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, nine baths, a massive grand room with a twenty-four-foot vaulted ceiling, a wine cellar with antique gate from Barcelona, European-style custom built pub, billiards room, home office, custom formal and professional kitchens, staff quarters, and four-car garage. A custom boat house with viewing deck—prized by Lake Burton residents as architectural features of their property—sits along the water’s edge along with a swimming dock.

One of the home’s most commanding features is the authentic stone lighthouse designed to provide amazing views from all three levels of the home, along with a terrace-level entertainment deck, firepit and gourmet outdoor kitchen/grilling area. 

“This is truly a pinnacle home on Lake Burton,” says Julie Barnett, Realtor® at Harry Norman, Realtors® - Luxury Lake and Mountain, specializing in the Lake Burton area. “The thought that went into 

the placement and features of this home make it a fabulous place 

to live and enjoy the beauty of the lake.”

“Our family finds so much peace and tranquility in the beauty of Lake Burton,” says Terry Saban.

“People choose to live on Lake Burton because they are buying a lifestyle for generations to come. It is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and the people of Lake Burton are extraor-dinary. It is not a lake of ‘who’s who’—it is a lake for people that want the best for their families,” says Suddes.

 

 


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Scenic Carmel Point, California - $11,500,000 Luxury Home

Sweeping views of azure Pacific Ocean, ruby red sunsets, light breezes that caress the summer with refreshing coolness—your ideal Carmel escape awaits in this luxurious home located on one of the most coveted shorelines in California. Within walking distance of Carmel Beach and the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, you’ll enjoy owning one of the few properties along the shore that offers all the amenities of a primary residence.

“Most homes along the Carmel coast are beach houses, fairly small and used primarily as second homes,” says Peter Butler, listing agent of the property and owner of Carmel Realty Company. “This casually elegant home offers 3,850 square feet of living space, four bedroom suites a formal living room, large family room, separate dining room and large eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry. All of this on a street-to-street lot on the western tip of Carmel Point—making it a very rare offering to come on the market.”

The property has been meticulously remodeled with thoughtful details throughout including gourmet appliances, natural stone surfaces, hardwood floors, two marble fireplaces, and custom cabinetry. Carefully placed windows allow magnificent views of the ocean from Point Lobos to Pebble Beach from the living room, dining room and master bedroom.  A brick fire pit is located on the oceanside patio and an expansive second story deck overlooks the ocean waves crashing on the rocky shoreline just below. Mature Cypress trees add extra privacy and character to the site while offering a perfect frame to the picturesque views. 

“This is a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, unwind and watch the sunset. A very tranquil way to end your day,” Butler says. A courtyard with mature landscaping offers a private getaway for solitude or entertaining, sited to take advantage of the morning sun and be shielded from any chilling ocean breezes. 

“Many people who own property here come here to enjoy the refreshing ocean air and cool temperatures during the summer,” Butler says. “It’s a wonderful place to enjoy all that Carmel has to offer.”

About Carmel and Pebble Beach

Rated as a top-ten destination by Conde Nast Traveler, Carmel-by-the-Sea is famous for its European charm, gorgeous sand beach, eclectic collection of shops, galleries, unique restaurants and its legendary history of being home to artists, performers, academics and those looking for a unique getaway in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful landscapes. Located just south of San Francisco and San Jose, Carmel is the neighboring city of Pebble Beach to the North, home of world-famous Pebble Beach Golf Links, site of the upcoming 2010 U.S. Open golf championship June 17-19. 

 


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Hawaii's Most Expensive Homes, Properties, and Estates

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

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Hawi, Hawaii
Kohala Kai, North Kohala Coast
Kohala Kai
96719
$21,500,000

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.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

4747 Kahala Ave
96816
$29,000,000

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.

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Maui - Makena, Hawaii
Makena Oceanfront Estate, Maui Hawaii

96753
$27,500,000

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.

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Maui - Wailea, Hawaii

Richard Chamberlain’s Estate, Maui Hawaii

96753
$19,000,000

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.

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Kamuela, Hawaii


67-1229 PAKILA RD
96743
$18,500,000

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

$18,750,000

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.

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Snowmass, Colorado
Old Snowmass Ranch
Snowmass Creek Road
81654
$18,500,000

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.

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Snowmass Village, Colorado

5941 Lake Wildcat Road
81615
$28,500,000

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 www.aspenwildcatranch.com.

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Vail, Colorado
A True Ski-In / Ski-Out Home
483 Beaver Dam Rd.
81657
$15,000,000

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!

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Aspen, Colorado

18 W Reds Road

81611

$23,900,000

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 duPontREGISTRY.com 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.

$18,500,000

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.

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$35,000,000

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.

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$28,000,000

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.

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$22,500,000

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 duPontREGISTRY.com

 



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.

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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 jnchapman@dupontregisty.com


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A little know fact about the duPont REGISTRY - Custom Covers

Did you know the version of the duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes you are holding may not be the same version a football player from the Denver Broncos is holding, or a Baseball player from the Florida Marlins is looking through? When looking through the inside, everything appears the same - the difference lies on the cover. If a Luxury Realtor asks, the duPont REGISTRY can produce a magazine with their own four custom covers, the front, inside front cover, back cover, and back inside cover.

What started in 2005 has blossomed into a way for Luxury Realtors to hit 1,000, 2,000, or 3,000 of the wealthiest homes and people in their market. "In Denver, Gary Lohrman sends his magazines to the Broncos, Avalanche, Rockies, and Nuggets," says duPont REGISTRY Homes President Sheri Norris. "We are able to take 1,000 magazines, put his cover on it, then deliver them straight to the source, in this case all four professional sports franchises."

Gary Lohrman's custom cover on it's way to the press

"Their is success when people recognize the featured Luxury Realtor as the top of their market," says Marty Binder, Vice President of duPont REGISTRY Homes. "All custom covers have to be approved by the publisher, Tom duPont, before they are printed. Very few homes receive the distinction of being 'duPont REGISTRY Cover Worthy'. We've probably sold 20 of these custom covers over the past 5 years, and now it is becoming more in demand."

Gary Lohrman can be seen each month on the duPont REGISTRY in the Denver area. See his listings and his website.

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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 jnchapman@dupontregisty.com


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Shaun White's House on MTV Cribs

Shaun White

Everybody loves a hero. Everybody loves watching the best perform with perfection. After watching Shaun White soar to gold once again at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, it sparked a memory I had of seeing his home on an episode of MTV’s Cribs (a great show, which usually stops my channel surfing). After much Google searching, I found the video I was looking for, and thought I would share it with everyone. It is a much younger Shaun White, not quite to his age of 23 now. I’ve taken a few screenshots and included them below to give a preview. This episode is of “Top 10 Teen Celeb Cribs” with Shaun White’s House coming in at Number 10, so you’ll have to fast forward a little bit to see just him. He lives a pretty normal house, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and I’m sure more Trophies now to go along with his ESPY. This house in located in California, is two stories, has a normal kitchen, bedrooms, and spectacular backyard.

Check out the video. MTV Teen Cribs Top 10

Thank you Shaun White, for giving me the belief I can do a 1080 and flip twice going down a half pipe (on your video game, that is.)

 


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Lazy Heron, Palm Island Luxury Real Estate low-key Amibiance

Palm Island low-key ambiance, pristine nature... By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau

Imagine escaping to your own island getaway where privacy is ensured, amenities abound and life becomes yours again….

Welcome to a world all your own.

Nestled in the seclusion of Florida’s Palm Island lies “Lazy Heron”—one of the region’s most pristine estates. Situated on the highest elevation on the island, with spectacular ocean sunset and sunrise views, this estate boosts two and one-half acres of exclusive bayfront privacy. A deep-water boat basin, that can accommodate vessels up to forty feet, provides easy access to ocean sailing and private entertaining. Access to the island is restricted by private boat or car ferry assuring added privacy for residents.

No detail has been overlooked to create this tropical oasis. The estate residence is located in Hidden Cove Estates and features 8,200 square feet of living space. Exquisite interior details include: custom Jerusalem Limestone and natural granite, Murano glass lighting, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, custom woodwork and cabinetry, Phillippine shell detailing, coral fireplace and columns, and panoramic island views from all three levels of the home. Extensive landscaping by Hazeltine has carefully preserved the property’s natural flora and old growth trees lending to the estate’s sense of blending into its natural environment.


“I wanted to make sure that nature was respected and preserved when I designed the layout of the property,” says owner Ray Bates. Mangroves, a Ficus tree, exotic flowers, and nearly 200 Cabbage palms remain on the property. Bates wanted to create a tropical paradise that offered a welcome respite from today’s frantic pace as well as a perfect location for private entertaining. Her fine eye for detail spared nothing in the home and property’s design.

“This is a perfect place to escape and feel that that world is a million miles away—even though the mainland is only four minutes away,” says Bates. A custom lagoon-style saltwater pool and hot tub spa are graced with lava rock and waterfalls. A Tiki hut built by local Indians and permanently placed gas Tiki torches create a sense of Pacific island getaway. Mist systems and mosquito-nix systems allow you to enjoy the outdoors in ease. Strategically placed balconies offer outstanding views of the island, ocean and sky.

The residence was placed to allow room for expansion—there is land to build another house, two guest homes and a helipad on the property.

“Palm Island living is about enjoying the privacy and escape that you deserve and treasure in your lifestyle,” says Bates. “The island’s resort will cater your parties and there are boats to ferry late-night guests to the mainland. A private golf course and airport are within five minutes and the whole island is designed to provide you the maximum freedom with ultimate privacy.”

“This is one of the most unique private residences in this region,” says Tom Wagner, listing broker at REMAX Alliance Group. “You just don’t find a complete package like this. This property is heaven for someone looking for a private place to relax and really enjoy life.”

View the Listing of Lazy Heron

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Big Canoe - Georgia's Secret Piece of Luxury Real Estate

Each weekday, shortly after 6:00 p.m., Melinda Wesseling drives under the covered bridge at the entrance of Big Canoe heading to her home, a sanctuary in the mountains an hour north of Atlanta. As she traverses the curvy roads flecked with leaves and lined by tall trees and vividly colored foliage, she feels her body loosen, her breathing ease. She has spent the day teaching elementary schoolers in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, then gone to exercise class or done some shopping. And now she’s home. “Once I pull in, it feels like I’m on vacation,” she says. “It’s such a calm place. It feels like I’m getting the best of both worlds: the faster pace of Roswell and Atlanta, and then a refuge in Big Canoe.” Melinda and her husband David moved full-time to Big Canoe last August, after sending their youngest child to college.

They like to hike on the community’s twenty-two miles of trails. David makes good use of Big Canoe’s championship golf course carved into the mountains. They joined a dinner club and usually drop in on the weekly cocktail party held in their neighborhood called Wildcat. But sometimes they merely take advantage of the solitude. Big Canoe’s homes are designed to meld into their natural surroundings, without the cookie-cutter lawns so prevalent in the suburban tableau. Does David miss the mower he left at the couple’s former home in Roswell? “No,” Melinda says with a laugh. “He likes getting out and piddling but he likes knowing he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to.” Since its inception in the early 1970s, Big Canoe has evolved into one of America’s more unique gated communities: 8,000-plus acres spread over two counties. Seven mountaintops. Eighty miles of paved road. Some 2,500 homes, ranging from the $300s to $3-million-plus (and plenty of land to build new ones).

Amenities include three lakes (one stocked for fishing), a huge state-of-the-art fitness center, a man-made beach, lush community pools, tennis courts outside and in, and a new club that serves terrific meals. Perhaps Big Canoe’s most unique feature is its sheer volume of green space—more than 2,000 acres of it. “For years and years our surveys have asked, ‘What’s most important to you?’ and the No. 1 answer has been the natural beauty,” says marketing director Ann Young. And remember, this lush oasis is within easy driving distance of Atlanta’s arts, culture, and commerce. And as the greater Atlanta metro expands northward, that of course only puts Big Canoe in closer proximity. The diverse Big Canoe community includes everyone from retirees to 200 school-aged children. Many primary residents commute part- or full-time, while others use Big Canoe as a weekend getaway.

There have been a few bumps along the road to Big Canoe becoming a rustic paradise. Founded in 1972, it flourished for a time mostly as a second home community. After four years and the difficulty with the oil crunch, it ended up in the hands of major banks, which ran it for more than a decade. During this period, Big Canoe’s reputation in the region suffered. In the mid-1980s, along came Bill Byrne, a transplanted New Jersey-ite who had worked at Hilton Head as well as several mountain properties in the Northeast. One look around and he was enchanted. “I thought to myself ‘If we can’t get this thing going, just shoot me,’” he says in his Big Canoe office. He made steady inroads and by 1996 had finally gotten things moving in the right direction. In 1997, Byrne teamed with Greenwood Communities and Resorts to form Big Canoe Company LLC.

He remains the managing partner. Given the state of the housing market, Big Canoe home starts and home sales are not as brisk as we would like, Byrne says, but adds, “I still have a healthy feeling about real estate in this area. Are we making sales? Yes. Are we doing well? It could be better. And yet I’m thankful that Big Canoe is still viable and its reputation positive. More than anything it’s a great place to live. Importantly, there has never been a better time to acquire property in Big Canoe with attractive prices, great selections and low interest rates. And as the national economic outlook improves, Big Canoe can expect its growth and reputation to be enhanced even further. With baby-boomers looking at a future that involves hiking trails more than rocking chairs, and people seeking serenity to balance the hustle-bustle, the community offers an ideal quality of life solution. Byrne sums it up: “Based on our understanding of what people are looking for, I think we’re in a perfect location and we’re perfectly positioned. We are a most attractive choice.”

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Andersonville, Georgia Luxury Real Estate offered by Luxury Real Estate Auction Company True Blue Auctions

This Elegant Luxury Real Estate is within 150 miles of Atlanta Georgia off route 75 near National Historic Site of the Civil War Village of Andersonville near Americus Georgia is being offered by True Blue Auctions.

Andersonville Georgia AuctionLuxury Mansion

On Old Andersonville Road a Luxury Real Estate Mansion on private secluded 60+ acres of luxury real estate will be offered at auction on March 6, 2010 at 12 Noon.

In this private gated property you can settle comfortably in the countryside away from the hustle and bustle and still be in reach of the commercial services and not too far from attending an event in Atlanta.

Georgia Deer

This luxury home is crafted to provide elegance for all occasions. The attention to details with the natural flow of the rooms is unlike any other luxury home. The entrance to this luxury home greets you with a magnificent luxury setting.

Luxury Gate Luxury Staircase

Rooms to the right and left provide the setting of your choosing.

Luxury Entrance

The room to the left leads to a fine finished room that can be used as a library

The home is filled with large historic paintings of the civil war era.

Civil War Painting

The foyer enters to a luxurious and spacious great room with fireplace.

Which leads thru to a large finished deck with hot tub and in ground swimming pool and an additional hot tub near the pool…

This luxury mansion features a large basement complete with gym, sauna, walk in shower, a large room with two fireplaces and bar for entertaining.

Luxury Bar Luxury Gym

The master bedroom is absolute luxury with large walk in closets, master bath with hot tub, walk-in showers and bidet.

Luxury bedroom 

The second and third floors of this luxury mansion feature large bedrooms and baths. The rooms are spacious and can be used for any number of purposes.

Luxury Stairs Luxury Gameroom Luxury Bedroom

The luxury kitchen makes entertaining an ease with all the conveniences of this state of the art kitchen.

Luxury Kitchen

For more information, check the listing.

The pictures and video on www.trueblueauctions.com do no justice to this luxury real estate mansion. Be sure to come out and view this spectacular luxury mansion to be sold at our real estate auction. Our open house date is February 27 and the auction the following weekend on March 6. RSVP is requested. Contact today at www.trueblueauctions.com or by phone at toll-free 866-526-9734.

True Blue Auctions is committed to excellence in providing the highest quality luxury real estate services throughout the United States. No other luxury real estate company can compare to the special and dedicated treatment our clients receive in helping them reach their goals. Where else will you find a luxury real estate resolution that does not charge any commission to the seller? True Blue Auctions is faith in action. Let them make certain your hope by faith through grace today.

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Agent Profile - Atlanta Luxury Real Estate Agent Alexis Day

Atlanta - why not own a part of it's Luxury Real Estate? Cited by numerous surveys for its superb "Quality of Life" and meriting it's status as one of the worlds greatest cities, Atlanta offers a diversity of neighborhoods, home styles and living environments.

If you are looking to purchase a new luxury home or sell your current residence in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta or surrounding areas, contact Luxury Home Specialist Alexis Day. Alexis is the Founder of the luxury real estate group Dynasty Premier Properties & Estates at Keller Williams Realty in Buckhead. Alexis and her team of luxury lifestyle experts have expertise on the buying habits and expectations of the affluent. Alexis Day consistently delivers valuable guidance to her clients.

No matter what your luxury real estate needs are, Alexis Day and her group will guide you successfully in reaching your luxury home selling and purchasing goals. Alexis' broad band of nationwide and international luxury Realtor relationships ensures her clients are matched with preferred luxury properties from coast to coast and abroad for their seasonal real estate needs.

Alexis's efficiency, knowledge and her strict cloak of confidentiality is why her clients choose to make her an integral part of their luxury real estate transactions. Contact Alexis Day and see What a Difference A. Day makes.

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Luxury Real Estate Agents - Do you have an interest in blogging?

Here at the duPont REGISTRY we are fully embracing the Social Media Revolution. With such new avenues of open contact (i.e. Facebook and Twitter) and internet marketing, people wonder how they can become part of it, but don't know where to start. For the Luxury Real Estate Agent, we know your time is valuable and exposure is essential. We can help with both. With our integrated web and print strategies, we have the ability to expose your listings and personality on many fronts. The ability and branding that you get when people search your local luxury market on Google, and your name pops up first, is something we want to help with.

What we are looking for is Luxury Real Estate Agents around the country to give us snapshots of your area. How is the market doing? How have prices been affected for Luxury Real Estate? What areas are hot for buyers? What listings do you have that are great deals and ready to sell? We can provide you with the exposure needed to get properties in front of buyers.

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So how do you make this happen? Well, you can start by emailing me, Jon Chapman, at jnchapman@dupontregistry.com, and tell me you express interest in the field of guest blogging. If you wish to guest blog with an article of your local market, we'll provide you with a guest account on this Luxury Real Estate Blog, and guide you through the steps of succesfully writing and editing a blog. This will allow you to keep the internet market up to date on your area, and the power of the duPont REGISTRY name will help you with Search Engine Optimization on Google, Bing, and Yahoo search engines.


Kennett Square Luxury Real Estate offered by Luxury Real Estate Agent Marsha Avery

Luxury Real Estate in Kennett Square offered by Luxury Real Estate Agent Marsha Avery

The Hamlet sub-division offers 9 Luxury Real Estate home sites on a private luxury cul-de-sac in prestigious Chester County, Pennsylvania – home of the world renowned botanical paradise of Longwood Gardens.

In the Hamlet, you are ensconced in nature and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the busy world yet only one mile from full commercial services, and only minutes to West Chester and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Wilmington, Delaware – home of tax free shopping. 

The Big Apple is but 1 ½ hours away by train putting Broadway shows and the glamour of New York City in your back yard. What else could you ask for in Luxury Real Estate?

Each Luxury Home is a custom crafted by Avery Homes to provide intimate elegance.  Avery Homes stands heads above all other custom builders because it is owned and operated by a female.  Attention to details, colors, size and flow of rooms etc. through a woman’s eyes cannot be mimicked by male builders.


 The Madeleine, named after the owner’s granddaughter, reflects the sparkle, brilliance, mystery and promise of the child with an overall circular motif – The Circle of Life – highlighted by special circular ceiling effects and doors. 

Entrance to the luxury home is via a magnificent luxury stone arched portico, and there is both a luxury private courtyard off the portico and a two- level stone deck with custom wrought iron railings on the rear to allow the enjoyment of the countryside day and night.  The first floor has a grand foyer with luxurious Swarovski crystal chandelier, a state-of-the-art kitchen, breakfast room, dining room, butler’s pantry, great room with custom built-ins, study with huge arched window and built-ins, guest bedroom suite, laundry room/mudroom and master bedroom wing.

The second floor has a loft overlooking the foyer, three large bedrooms with separate luxury baths and walk-in closets and a second laundry room.  Bathrooms throughout are decked out with natural stone floors and granite tops.  All floors are quarter sawn white oak, hickory or natural stone.  The third floor of the Madeleine is a thousand square foot apartment with full eat-in kitchen, bedroom and living room.

Finally you wind down circular stairs to the 3400 square foot finished play land at lower level which includes an exercise room, full bath, 6 person sauna, pool table and card table spaces, lounge to outside, and social arena by a floor- to- ceiling stone fireplace.  You may exit this area to the storage room with garage door built under the decks above or go through the interior arch to the Man Cave. 

The Man Cave includes a full service bar, 800 bottle climate controlled wine room, large lounge area and home theater.  Other luxury features of the home include central music piped to both the patio and deck as well as inside, geo-thermal heating and cooling, central vac, upscale appliances/fixtures and an elevator that travels all floors. 

 


A piece of Luxury Real Estate Priced to sell at $2,345,000 and immediate possession.
Marsha Avery, Luxury Real Estate Agent,
Avery Homes, LLC
Kennett Square Luxury Real Estate

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