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 


Largest: 7

Average: 5


Largest: 8.5

Average: 5.5


Largest: 12

Average: 5


Highest: $22,800,000

Average: $7,327,142.86


Largest: 16,500

Average: 9,235


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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Posted on: 10/9/2013 at 3:14 PM
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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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Posted on: 8/14/2013 at 8:51 AM
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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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Lions Haven in Great Falls, Virginia

Tucked away along the illustrious River Bend Road of Great Falls, Virginia, is a grand estate of true distinction. Newly constructed in 2012 and host to a 16,500-square-foot residence, including a guest apartment, and another 8,000 square feet of spacious outdoor living terraces on all levels around the mosaic-tiled pool, Lions Haven is a remarkable luxury retreat. Featuring six exquisitely unique bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, this stunning property of nearly five landscaped and wooded acres displays a masterful blend of refined architecture and breathtaking interior design.

The formal entertaining areas and family living spaces are all harmoniously designed to be equally opulent and comfortable by GALA Award winning Luxury Living, LLC.  The home’s exquisite adornments, hand-painted gold leaf wall art, expansive millwork and coffered, domed ceilings, and countless other sumptuous details will impress even the most discriminating guests.  Enjoy the walnut-clad Library, Music Room and rich, gracious spaces of the Family Room and Breakfast Salon. The fully outfitted Gourmet Kitchen is a work of art unto itself.  Equally luxurious Master Suites on each of the three levels provide relaxing sanctuary. The Lower Level is beautifully designed for use as a “summer house,” and features a pub and wine cellar, living room, cinema room, “cigar room,” billiards room, fitness room and spa… in addition to the Master suite and convenient walk-out access to the pool deck and outdoor living/dining rooms. 

Offered at $7.9 million. Interested buyers can contact Fouad Talout at 703-873-3500.

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Posted on: 3/12/2013 at 10:08 AM
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Beauty on Brightwaters Boulevard in St. Petersburg, Florida

Few Florida cities boast St. Petersburg's enviable mix of culture, cuisine, nightlife, and history -- along with a seven mile water park that fronts the Tampa Bay's turquoise sparkle, attracting visitors from around the world with renowned, pristine sandy white beaches moments away.
Residents jog along the waterfront, walk their dogs, bike or stop to linger at myriad cafes to sip a frothy cappuccino, and enjoy the town's nearly 360 days of sunshine.

Or cheer the Honda Grand Prix on its wild ride through downtown streets each Spring.

Take a look at the Tampa Bay Times Weekend section, says Lori Famiglietti, a luxury marketing specialist with KW Luxury Homes International. "St Petersburg is the biggest small downtown there is; with almost limitless choices of things to do in a weekend, from arts festivals, antiquing, dining, music venues, attending plays to museum hopping."

A bastion of peace and luxury just minutes from downtown is Snell Isle, where quiet streets are lined with massive palms and immaculately manicured gardens surround magnificent Spanish and European-styled homes, most dating to the 1920s.

Of the premier locations on this splendid isle, Brightwaters Boulevard is the most admired. "It's where the who's who choose to live," says Famiglietti. "It's our Palm Beach."

A home to covet is Famiglietti's new listing at 925 Brightwaters Boulevard, a supremely private, Mediterranean-styled villa with a classic red-tiled roof and a grand circular drive that leads to a splashing fountain at the splendidly columned portico.

Set on more than a quarter acre, this botanical paradise of royal palms and tropical blossoms, features an enormous seaside pool, surrounded by travertine decking, and grounds that wander down to a dock and boat lift for deep water fishing.

Listed at $1.6 million, the nearly 4,000 square foot home features expansive living and entertaining spaces and French doors opening to the pool area and breezy covered lanai.

Two of the home's six bedrooms are on the main level, being utilized as a media room and office, and are also perfectly suited for a guest or in-law wing.

Hovering above it all, the fabulous second floor master suite is a world unto itself, with a beautiful private deck offering sweeping water views.

"At a great investment price of only 1.6M to be on Brightwaters Blvd", says Famiglietti, "you could love it here full-time and forever or as a second home to come and play in our cultured paradise!

Interested buyers can contact Famiglietti at 727-539-9111.

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Wexford Plantation in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island hosts Wexford Plantation, a premier community centered around an inland lock-controlled harbor, one of only three on the U.S. East Coast. On an island renowned for its white sandy beaches and world-class golf courses, the community is home to a newly renovated Arnold Palmer Signature Course. Also among Wexford Plantation’s attributes are its distinctive houses, especially the property at 8 Plumbridge Lane.

More than 8,200 square feet, the main house reflects the area’s Lowcountry architecture with two expansive front porches welcoming visitors. The foyer’s curving staircase and gorgeous chandelier hint at more gracious grandeur to come. The spacious, well-appointed kitchen opens out into the inviting family room complete with a wet bar. A separate living room and a dining room allow for elegant entertaining.

The rear of the property mirrors the façade’s two porches and encourages relaxed entertaining with its negative-edge pool and view of the harbor. The private dock accommodates vessels up to 72 feet.

The property’s private spaces include five bedrooms. The master boasts a luxurious bathroom, which has a soaking tub, a vanity and built-in storage. There are five additional full bathrooms and two half bathrooms in the main house. A poolside guest house has its own kitchen, bath and laundry room. The property also includes a 12+-car garage and a wine cellar.

“8 Plumbridge Lane is built with the finest materials and attention to detail,” says Stephen Timperman with Charter One Realty & Marketing. “Wexford Plantation’s world-class amenities will exceed your expectations. What a wonderful place to call home!”

Besides its 18-hole golf course, Wexford Plantation has other recreational amenities, such as outstanding tennis facilities; harbor; croquet lawns; scenic trails; and clubhouse with a restaurant, cocktail lounge and a pro shop.

The asking price for 8 Plumbridge Lane is $3.995 million. Interested buyers can contact Steve Timperman at 800-345-2392.

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La Grande Maison in Lake Sherwood, California

*Premier French Estate

*Over 6.3 Acres

*12,213 Square Foot Main House

*943 Square Foot Detached Guest House

*Unobstructed Lake, Golf Course and Mountain Views

*Recently and Extensively Remodeled

*Completely Private

*7 Bedrooms

*8 Bathrooms plus 4 Powder Rooms

*Huge Bonus/Theater Room with Wet Bar

*Paneled Office/Library

*Two Living Rooms

*Double Island Gourmet Kitchen

*Temperature Controlled Wine Room

*Dramatic Two Story Formal Entry

*Smart Home System

*Video Surveillance Security

*Infinity Pool and Spa

*Lush Manicured Lawns

 *Garages for 8 Cars

*Prestigious Guard Gated Lake Sherwood

 Offered at $11,950,000. For more information, visit www.JordanCohen.com.

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Incomparable Padre Lane in Carmel, California

The old world meets the new as you enter into the elegance of this grand home through an imported antique oak door into the two-story limestone entry with imported Italian chandelier and custom designed wrought iron spiral staircase. Experience the grandeur of the formal living and dining room as you pass through the space you will be awed by the expansive views of the beautifully landscaped gardens and ocean through the beveled glass French doors.

Close to the Lodge and the Tap Room, this luxurious three-story grand estate with over 8,400 sq. ft. of living space is perfect as a primary residence or as an elegant retreat. The home features six bedrooms, four full baths, two powder rooms, five antique stone fireplaces (four dating to the 1700's), a media/library room, separate quest quarters, private offices, and a stone patio with wrought iron balcony offering views of the Pebble Beach Golf Links and Carmel Beach. In addition, there is a beautiful, private, large stone jacuzzi.

For more information, visit www.1480Padre.com.

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Posted on: 3/2/2013 at 2:41 PM
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Sweetwater in Cardinal, Virginia

A collaboration of the world's finest materials and a setting on 198 acres with over one mile of North River shoreline has created an estate of incomparable beauty. The estate comprises an incredible main house, a fantastic guest cottage, a poolhouse, a detached home office, and versatile hangar space for any hobby enthusiast. A masterpiece of design that has created a home of comfort, distinction, and efficiency. Easy accress to Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and Washington DC. Perfect for a corporate retreat priced at $5,999,995. Interested buyers can contact Kelly Corbett at 757-570-7860.

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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.