Top 10s of 2014: $19+ Million Estates

Palm Beach, Florida

Christie’s International Real Estate

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327

rmoeser@christies.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950

Marcie@marciehartley.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Watsonville, California

Hurwitz James Company

Bob Hurwitz | 310-477-8865

Bob@hurwitzjamesco.com

www.hurwitzjamesco.com 

 

Carmel Valley, California

Sotheby’s International Realty

Suzanne Perkins | 805-895-2138

Suzanne@suzanneperkins.com

www.suzanneperkins.com 

 

Santa Barbara, California

Sotheby’s International Realty

Suzanne Perkins | 805-895-2138

Suzanne@suzanneperkins.com

www.suzanneperkins.com 

 

Paicines, California

Pacific Union

Steven Mavromihalis | 415-999-1113

SMavromihalis@pacunion.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Jupiter Island, Florida

Fenton Lang Bruner & Associates

Joanne Wagner | 561-373-3127

jwagner@fentonandlang.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Little Bokeelia Island, Florida

Michael Saunders & Company

Klaus Lang & Jennifer Calenda | 941-320-1223

klauslang@michaelsaunders.com

jennifercalenda@michaelsaunders.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Fairfield, Connecticut

Nicholas H. Fingelly Real Estate

Victoria Fingelly | 203-255-9900

victoriafingelly@yahoo.com

www.fingelly.com


Hillsborough, California

Sybarite Investments

Phil Chen | 650-204-1920

Phil@sybariteinv.com

www.40verbalee.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Amazing Fireplaces

Kamuela, Hawaii

Island Resort Property

Ed Rapoza | 808-329-7170

ed@edrapoza.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 


Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

Lake Toxaway Company

Wes Dickman | 954-850-2120

Wes@laketoxaway.com

www.laketoxaway.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com


Saint Petersburg, Florida

Century 21 Rick White & Associates

Dania Perry | 727-215-2045

Dania.Perry@gmail.com

www.DaniaPerry.com


Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com 

 

Dana Point, California

Realty One Group

Marilyn Nobles | 949-280-1774

Marilyn.nobles@cox.net 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com


Ocala, Florida

 

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 


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Top 10s of 2014: Dining Rooms

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 

 

Westport, Connecticut

William Raveis Real Estate

Michelle & Company | 203-454-4663

michelleandcompany@Raveis.com

www.Raveis.com 

 

Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Dana Point, California

Realty One Group

Marilyn Nobles | 949-280-1774

Marilyn.nobles@cox.net 

 

Marco Island, Florida

Keller Williams Realty

Pat Wilkins | 239-970-3444

patwilkins@marcoexpert.com

www.marcoexpert.com 

 

Manhattan, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

deniroteam.elliman.com

 

Mississauga, Canada

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.

Sam McDadi | 416-801-2400

sam@mcdadi.com

www.mcdadi.com 

 

Key West, Florida

Sanchez Team at Century 21

Danny Sanchez | 305-896-7253

C21ds@aol.com

www.tapallpotential.com 

 

San Clemente, California

 

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

LeeAnn@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Spectacular Pools

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Palm Springs, California

HK Lane

Nelda Linsk | 760-774-6619

nlinsk@hklane.com

www.christiesrealestate.com


Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950

Marcie@marciehartley.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Vero Beach, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Clark French | 772-321-0683

clark@premierestateproperties.com

Cindy O’Dare | cindy@premierestateproperties.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Tempe, Arizona

Geneva Real Estate & Investments, LLC

Tina Garcia | 602-451-8462

Tinasells4u@cox.net

www.TinaSellsArizona.com 

 

St. Barths, Caribbean Islands

Sibarth Real Estate

Christian Wattiau | 590 590 29 88 91

Rick Moeser | 561-805-7327

Christian@sibarthrealestate.fr

www.christiesrealestate.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com 

 

Avon, Connecticut

William Raveis Real Estate

Donna Anderson Halloran | 860-690-2025

Donna.Anderson@Raveis.com

www.Raveis.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com 


Top 10s of 2014: Gourmet Kitchens

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com 

 

Lake Burton, Georgia

Harry Norman, Realtors

Julie Barnett | 404-697-3860

Julie.barnett@harrynorman.com

www.juliebarnettrealtor.com 

 

Brooklyn, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

deniroteam.elliman.com

 

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Charter One Realty | Wexford

Steve Timperman | 843-384-8988

steve@charteronerealty.com

www.stevetimperman.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com


Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 

 

Mississauga, Canada

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.

Sam McDadi | 416-801-2400

sam@mcdadi.com

www.mcdadi.com 

 

San Diego, California

Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.gabhartinvestments.com 

 

Costa Rica

Mead Brown Vacation Rentals

Michael Brown | 305-395-7293

Michael@meadbrown.com

www.meadbrown.com


Top 10s of 2014: Luxurious Baths

San Diego, California

Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.thelakehouzz.com 

 

Laguna Beach, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

LeeAnn@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com 

 

Ojai, California

The Fred Evans Team

Editha Cotilli | 805-477-3689

editha@fredevans.com

www.fredevans.com 


Rolling Hills, California

Hilton & Hyland

Marcie Hartley | 310-691-5950

Marcie@marciehartley.com

www.christiesrealestate.com 


Marco Island, Florida

Keller Williams Realty

Pat Wilkins | 239-970-3444

patwilkins@marcoexpert.com

www.marcoexpert.com 


Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 


Camarillo, California

RE/MAX Olson & Associates

Jordan Cohen | 818-435-5220

Jordan@jordancohen.com

www.jordancohen.com 


Manhattan, New York

The DeNiro Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Raphael DeNiro | 212-460-0655

deniroteam@elliman.com

deniroteam.elliman.com


Mississauga, Canada

Sam McDadi Real Estate, Inc.

Sam McDadi | 416-801-2400

sam@mcdadi.com

 www.mcdadi.com 

 

San Diego, California


Gabhart Real Estate Advisors

Curtis Gabhart | 858-356-5973

Cgabhart@gabhartinvestments.com

www.thelakehouzz.com


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Top 10s of 2014: Man Caves

Orange, California

RE/MAX Fine Homes

Lee Ann Canaday | 949-249-2424

leeann@canadaygroup.com

www.CanadayGroup.com


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Premier Estate Properties

Julie Jones | 954-525-0018

Julie@premierestateproperties.com

www.LuxuryRealEstateFtL.com 

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com 


Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com


Tempe, Arizona

Geneva Real Estate & Investments, LLC

Tina Garcia | 602-451-8462

Tinasells4u@cox.net

www.TinaSellsArizona.com 

 

Boxborough, Massachusetts

William Raveis Real Estate

Peter Darveau | 617-592-3266

Peter.Darveau@Raveis.com

www.Raveis.com 

 

Camarillo, California

RE/MAX Olson & Associates

Jordan Cohen | 818-435-5220

Jordan@jordancohen.com

www.jordancohen.com 

 

Argyle, Texas

RE/MAX Masters

Lisa Good | 214-212-0017

lisagood@gmail.com

www.LisaGood.com 

 

Ocala, Florida

Joan Pletcher

Joan Pletcher | 352-226-9100

Joanpletcher@aol.com

www.joanpletcher.com

 

Bozeman, Montana

PureWest Christie's

Sally Uhlmann & Mike Schlauch

Sally 406-223-5964 | Mike 406-580-8380

info@suplatinum.com

www.BozemanLuxuryRealEstate.com


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We've Got You Covered: duPont REGISTRY Cover Properties Sold in 2013

We at the duPont REGISTRY pride ourselves on only bringing you, our reader, the best of the best available on today’s market, whether you’re searching for a car, a boat or a home. In 2013, the covers of duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes were graced by some of the finest homes we’ve ever seen, with some of the most impressive amenities to date.

And the numbers are there to back it. Of the homes featured on the cover of our magazine last year, 7 saw success with a sale before the end of 2013.

Our cover properties had as many as 12 bathrooms, 12 car garages, 100 acres and great success in finding a buyer. Below, you will find our most successful covers, each showing a home that now has a new owner, and a statistical analysis of what kind of stuff our covers are made of. We’re happy to bring you the REGISTRY in Review.

 

Sold Properties Stats 

BEDROOMS

Largest: 7

Average: 5

BATHS

Largest: 8.5

Average: 5.5

GARAGE SIZE

Largest: 12

Average: 5

MOST EXPENSIVE

Highest: $22,800,000

Average: $7,327,142.86

SQUARE FOOTAGE

Largest: 16,500

Average: 9,235

ACRES

Largest: 5

Average: 1.9 

 

Boerne, TX

Keller Williams Luxury International Realty

Sold For: Undisclosed | Asking: $2,975,000

• 8,176 square feet • 3 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 5.5 bathrooms

• 5-car garage • waterfront

 

Pebble Beach, CA

Carmel Realty

Sold For: $7,600,000 | Asking: $8,295,000

• 8,400 square feet • 1.46 acres

• 6 bedrooms • 7 bathrooms

• 2-car garage • waterfront

 

Lighthouse Point, FL

The Prenner Team

Sold For: $3,200,000 | Asking: $3,350,000

• 9,304 square feet • .28 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms

• 3-car garage • waterfront

 

Hilton Head Island, SC

Charter One Realty

Sold For: $3,900,000 | Asking: $3,995,000

• 4,342 square feet • .83 acres

• 5 bedrooms • 6 bathrooms

• 12-car garage • waterfront

 

Great Falls, VA 

Long & Foster

Sold For: $5,634,180 | Asking: $7,900,000

• 16,500 square feet • 5 acres

• 7 bedrooms • 7-full and 3-half bathrooms

• 4-car garage

 

Smith Mountain Lake VA

Smith Mountain Lake Properties

Sold For: $1,750,000 | Asking: $1,975,000

• 7,863 square feet • .84 acres

• 4 bedrooms  • 4 bathrooms  

• 3-car garage  • waterfront 

 • mountain view

 

Vancouver, Canada

Faith Wilson Group

Sold For: Undisclosed | Asking: $22,800,000

• 10,064 square feet • .50+ acres

• 5 bedrooms • 6.5 bathroom

• 3-car garage


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November Featured Home: Unique Equestrian Living in Ocala, Fla.

Ocala, Fla., is a prestigious area for equestrian families or a unique opportunity to own acreage in a desirable location of rolling hills and Southern Oaks. With large metropolitan cities in driving distance, Ocala offers the privacy of your very own estate with conveniences just minutes away. Boasting a variety of golf courses, horseback riding trails and deeply rooted Live Oaks to provide scenery while hiking, biking or riding, Ocala is truly a nature lover's paradise.

This exquisite estate home is listed by Joan Pletcher of Joan Pletcher, Realtor. The nearly 11,000 square foot home exudes casual elegance and is the perfect home for many lifestyles, from those who cherish their privacy to those who want an expansive home for family or entertaining friends. Joan notes its location adds value to the property. It feels extremely exclusive, yet it's close to shopping, the movies and other popular attractions. 

No expense was spared when choosing materials to construct this spacious home.  The master wing overlooks the outdoor infinity pool and spa, and provides his and her closets and bathing areas for added convenience. The home features a theater room with a projection system, both a casual and formal dining room, a butler's pantry, family room with a beverage bar and chef's kitchen with a large seating area.

Views of the lush property can be seen from every room in the house thanks to windows that let in the natural light. This property is also ideal for those who have horses or cattle. Exterior bonuses include a lighted, clay tennis court, a fully equipped guesthouse nestled on a hill in the woods, a secluded bird sanctuary, an equipment building for extra storage, plus an expansive building for parking your motor coach and toys. You can even enjoy fishing at the private crystal clear lakes.

The estate can suit a variety of individuals, and with 49 to 150 acres, the value is unparalleled for its location. Consider a lifestyle of ease and understated luxury in Ocala, and discover what makes this historically equestrian town so desirable.   This is only one of the many fine selections presented by Joan Pletcher.

 

Visit the listing page for full agent information: http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=1852173


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November Featured Home: Soda Creek Mountain Retreat in Evergreen, Colo.

By Nicole Lauber

There are many mountain getaways, but there are few mountain retreats. Welcome to the Soda Creek Mountain Retreat, a meticulously maintained, Southwestern-styled estate on eight gated and manicured acres in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado.

 “This property is unique because it has all the features a custom homebuyer wants, but rarely finds collectively all in the same property,” says Kerry Endsley, owner of KCH Properties and Realtor with Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “The Soda Creek Mountain Retreat has privacy, location, indoor and outdoor recreation and equestrian facilities, and is the perfect blend of an entertainment and family home.”

 Located just 30 minutes from Denver and less than one hour from Denver International Airport, this 10,712-finished-square-foot estate is in the perfect location to enjoy gated privacy, while also having the amenities of a big city at your fingertips. Denver boasts high paying jobs in interesting and progressive new fields, endless recreation opportunities, major sports teams, a dynamic young population and beautiful weather year-round. The Soda Creek Mountain Retreat is also less than one hour away from several world-class ski resorts and every imaginable Colorado recreational opportunity.

 Entertainers will delight in the amenities this retreat offers: a 2-story great room with a massive wood-burning fireplace overlooking the indoor pool solarium, a cave grotto hot tub with television and audio, a 600-square-foot fully furnished teepee with a fire pit, a game room, a full bar, a 1,200-bottle wine cellar, a home theater with a 126-inch screen, a whole-house integrated audio-video system, a fully equipped exercise studio and expansive decks and patios that are perfect backdrops for parties and soirees.

Homebuyers looking for their perfect vacation retreat should act fast. “The luxury market in and around Evergreen is recovering nicely now, but still has a choice of unique luxury properties, making it the perfect time to buy,” Kerry says. “The Soda Creek Mountain Retreat is the perfect first or second home, family and entertainment home, and the single best home value in the prestigious Soda Creek Community and north Evergreen.”

 

This property is offered at $3 million, and cannot be duplicated for less than $5 million. Click here for listing and agent information.


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Dubuque, Iowa

Built on 180+/- of land off of the Mississippi River and within the city that Forbes.com listed as the Best City to Raise a Family, this Dubuque, Iowa log estate has been designed as though it was built by the forest surrounding its crops and open fields. Much of this primitive mansion has been hand-crafted and designed by artists; from the custom light-fixtures to the waterfall in the master bathroom designed to recreate a waterfall from a creek off of one of the many hiking trails on the land. It hosts six large bedrooms along with six bathrooms/ four half baths and six fireplaces scattered around this indoor forest. Natural materials were used as much as possible in the architecture of this home to create the most natural feel possible. Built into the log styled walls and floors you will find Oklahoma stone, this feature is used throughout the entire home and is most impressive on the hand carved fire surround in the large living room. While the home may appear to be old country at a glance, you will find nothing short of top-line quality. The gourmet kitchen is decorated with Durasupreme cabinetry and granite counter tops along with enough appliances to run a restaurant. Sub Zero refrigerators and dual refrigerator drawers, two dishwashers, a six burner Wolf stove, and double oven with griddle are just a few of the things that work together to create what is easily a chef’s dream. Even your office/ library has been touched by Mother Nature herself with hand-carved doors and cherry covered ceilings. On this same floor level you will also find a laundry room with dual washer and dryers, a double sink, and a dog wash station. The floor below continues to impress with a personal exercise room, theater, and hand crafted bar with its own appliances. Outside the home you will find a personal pond along with the river just outside your door. The list of eye-popping amenities in and out of this woodsman’s castle goes on and on seemingly endlessly. The property will be auctioned with J.P. King Auction. For more information contact J. Craig King at (800)-558-5464 or visit http://www.dupontregistry.com/homes/Search/Details.aspx?itemid=1879812.   


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Casa Piena in Poway near San Diego County, California

The spectacular and expansive Casa Piena (meaning Full House) may be located on 4.5 acres of land in San Diego, California, but the Italian-inspired estate is as authentic as they come. To say that the 39-room estate was a major “labor of love” for all parties involved during its construction could never be considered an understatement.

The 11 bedroom, 17 bathroom Casa Piena took almost 5 years to complete and brought together some of the world’s finest artisans and craftsmen to create one-of-a-kind murals, wood paneling, mosaics and other high-quality handcrafted touches.

“The amazing quality of craftsmanship and attention to detail in the Casa Piena estate is unparalleled in any other property that I have had the opportunity to work on,” stated Ed Earl of Priority One Properties.  Earl served as the Owners Construction Project Manager for this estate and represented the homeowner in all interactions with the contractor, architect, designers and tradesman during the construction of the estate home and is now performing as the broker.

Hand forged iron gates usher visitors into the palatial estate, which is composed of four separate buildings. The main house, pool cabana, guesthouse and detached garage total 26,862 square feet under roof. Outdoor features include a sunken tennis court, 3,000+ square foot pool with exhilarating water features, a gazebo, terraced areas, an olive orchard and a private jogging trail that surrounds the estate.

The interior of this private estate showcases and array of classic details, such as carved wood moldings, solid walnut doors, elaborate beamed and hand painted ceilings, ancient stone floors, exotic wood-paneled walls, authentic Italian lighting, and imported hand-carved stone fireplaces.

The materials used for Casa Piena come from over 20 distinct countries all over the world, including Egypt, Tunisia, Madagascar, Bali, China, Brazil, Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, England, Canada, and Mexico.

Old-world styling and imported materials are a large focal point of Casa Piena. Not only do they add value and a rich uniqueness to the home, but they bring all of the ease and grace of an Italian countryside villa to the lush green setting of Southern California. A historic opportunity for ownership of the Casa Piena Estate awaits.  To learn more about the estate or to schedule a private tour, please visit www.mycasapiena.com


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Splendid European Elegance in Atlanta, Georgia

An exquisitely crafted estate that perfectly recreates gracious old world European splendor, this North Atlanta treasure is the ideal home for someone who loves to entertain on a grand scale or is seeking a quiet escape from the city’s bustle.

With more than 14,300 square feet, the home has a classical layout and generous room proportions that welcomes both residents and guests, starting with a new motor court outside and a two-story marble rotunda in the grand foyer. Additional public spaces include a Versailles-inspired living room with marble fireplace or, for more casual evenings, a billiard room and lounge on the terrace level. All floors are accessible by an elevator.

Of course, the kitchen is the heart of any home, and this Country French kitchen is no exception. Equipped with double islands, two pantries, and Dacor appliances, it appeals to the home cook and the professional chef, and is complemented by a separate catering kitchen. A breakfast room and a formal dining room offer two options for meals. A newly installed wine cellar and tasting room reflects a connoisseurs’ care for vintage wines.

With its elegant public face, the home has an intimate personal side, too. A library/study has a quiet fireside reading and conversation area. On the second floor, four bedroom suites open to a central family gathering area. A separate apartment is on the terrace level and includes a kitchen and living area. The breathtaking master suite is a luxurious retreat that includes a sitting area, his and hers bathrooms, and boutique-style closets and dressing rooms. Keller Williams agent Cynthia Pierce exclaims, “I could die for that closet -- it’s the stuff of dreams!”

All rooms on the first floor walk out onto the veranda that overlooks the estate’s custom saltwater pool and formal gardens. “The gardens have an old-world, European feel, with charming surprise nooks and retreats.” Pierce says. “It’s a very happy house.”

On two prime gated acres inside Atlanta’s Perimeter and contiguous to Buckhead, with six bedrooms, six baths and four half-baths, the estate is listed at $6,400,000. Interested buyers can contact Cynthia Pierce and 770-757-0001.


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Chicora Wood Plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina

Sitting in its home park of magnificent moss- draped ancient oak trees and beautiful formal plantings of azaleas and camellias this serenely graceful antebellum manor house commands a mile of its own river frontage on both east and west sides of the Great Pee Dee River in South Carolina, a one thousand acre former rice plantation. It is no exaggeration to call Chicora Wood Plantation one of the most successful rice plantations in South Carolina of its time. In 1850 it was home-base for Gov. Robert F. Allston, who owned a network of 7 plantations along the Pee Dee River. His holdings produced more than 1.5 million pounds of rice in a years time. From 1896 to 1921 the Gov.’s daughter, Elizabeth Allston Pringle, was the last rice planter of Chicora Wood, “surviving in a man’s world and in a society in upheaval”. Elizabeth Pringle is known for her contribution to literature as the author of “A Woman Rice Planter”- her own account of a woman’s role in daily life on a rice plantation; “Chronicles of Chicora Wood”;  “Rab and Dab”.

Only three families have actually occupied the plantation since it was granted to the original owner by King George second in 1732. The restoration combines all of the authentic structures with every modern amenity and comfort allowing a life style as elegant or as casual as one might desire.

A 10,000 square foot mansion. The foyer greets you with a grand staircase, a large formal drawing room to the right and an exquisite dining room to the left. Each with massive doors, ornate chandeliers and elegant fireplaces with hand-carved decorative mantels. Overlook the formal garden and the peaceful Pee Dee. The drawing room is adjoined to the library sharing a double sided fireplace. The dining room, elegantly embellished, overlooks majestic live oaks adorned with Spanish Moss. The kitchen has a cozy fireplace, abundant cabinet space and opens to a lovely breakfast room. The second floor of the main house includes the master suite, Mrs. Pringles bedroom and two guest bedrooms. A masterfully designed staircase leads to hidden attic access and the home office with the most amazing atop the oaks view to the river. The staircase is a marvel in itself as it offers “nanny windows” to the former nursery.  Positioned on either side of the office are two additional bedrooms.

Behind the wall mural in the foyer you will find a passage to the original structure that was built around 1784. Descending stairs lead to an additional living area and bedroom. The second floor includes two charming bedrooms.

The 8 dependencies on the property: the Summer Kitchen, Smokehouse, Driver’s House, Carriage House, Rice Threshing Mill, Shipping Barn, Slave Cabin and School House; most with original pieces of furniture or equipment and restored to their time period with the utmost care.   

Over 100 acres of impounded former rice fields afford bountiful hunting opportunities. The plantation in its entirety is protected by a conservation easement with The Historic Charleston Foundation. Many of the neighboring plantations up and down river observe this protection as well, assuring that these lands will never be encroached upon by commercial development. Chicora Wood Plantation is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.           

Interested buyers can contact Carol Jayroe of Prince George Sotheby's International Realty at 843-240-4492.


Casa Del Mar in San Juan Capistrano, California

Half a mile as the crow flies from the Pacific Ocean, Casa Del Mar, in San Juan Capistrano, is a virtual private resort -- one and a quarter acres of palm fringed, rose scented paradise. 

"This is outdoor living at its absolute finest," says Lee Ann Canaday of Re/Max Fine Homes and the Canaday Group, listing agent for the property. 

Exceptionally private, the 9,000 square foot Spanish Colonial estate is a fantasy of California living, featuring spectacular ocean and mountain views from trumpet-vine twirled balconies and a central patio with infinity pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and a fireplace to enjoy the southern California climate.

"In California you don't get a gated estate with an ocean view unless you pay $20 million," says the broker. Here you can lie in bed and watch the waves for $5.99 million.

The eight bedroom, eight bath home, features formal living spaces that rival those of its Hollywood neighbors, a gourmet kitchen with crystal chandeliers and a vast Italian marble island. For casual living, there's a family room and a home theater, with theater seating, bar, and kitchenette.

The master retreat is the crown jewel, "a tranquil haven, with a marble fireplace and a balcony showcasing the hillside and ocean views," says Canaday. The bath boasts a Jacuzzi, steam shower, and sauna.

A separate 1,200 square foot, 2-bedroom casita plays luxurious host to guests.

The area is alive with history. San Juan Capistrano itself was built around the eponymous mission, a main attraction in Orange County.

Contemporary pleasures also abound, says Canaday. The city of Laguna Beach is minutes away, as is whale-watching in Dana Point Harbor, golfing on the best greens, dining at world-class restaurants, or taking a spa day at the St. Regis Resort or Ritz Carlton.

And with the freeway and train station close-by, it's a quick hop to the glitter of Los Angeles.

Interested buyers can contact Lee Ann Canaday by visiting www.canadaygroup.com.


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Posted on: 4/1/2013 at 9:54 AM
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