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Welcome DwellNova

The redesign of the website (formerly is nearing completion. DwellNova combines to make the top talent within Charlotte’s prestigious ‘Premier Sothebys International Realty‘. Even with 75 home sales under our belt this year to date we remain hungry and attentive, achieving the highest and regularly record sales prices. Even at the quietest times of the year, like today, we are [ Read More…]

The Hampton Manor, one of our city’s landmark residences

3600 Hampton Manor Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226 List Price: $2,480,000 For the discerning buyer… With architectural design inspired by historical estates in Kentucky and England, the Hampton Manor estate is one of our city’s landmarks! Painstaking workmanship and detail define this genuinely unique residence, which includes a unique ‘castle wing’, replete with vaulted ceilings. Fragrant [ Read More…]

One of Malibu’s Most Opulent Estates Is Up for Sale

Set on 6.3 oceanfront acres in Malibu, Calif., the 16,107-square-foot estate La Villa Contenta is lavish even by local standards. Built in 2002, the stately family home of developer Richard Weintraub has a timeless presence—from its Kentia-palm forest and landscaped gardens to the antique-marble pietra dura mosaic in the entryway. Although quite regal—with significant architectural [ Read More…]

Charlotte ranked third in real estate markets to watch

Urban Land Institute report says Charlotte’s real estate market comes in just behind Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin Secondary markets such as Charlotte are booming, and increasingly attractive for investors Atlanta ranks 5th, Nashville ranks 7th, Raleigh/Durham ranks 11th Charlotte is the third-most attractive real estate market nationwide for 2016, according to a report from PwC [ Read More…]

Travel: 5 Things That Will Surprise You in China

Credit: Abercrombie & Kent Travel A&K Staff Writer Nina Kokotas Hahn returns from a recent Luxury Small Group Journey to China and shares the five most surprising things to discover from Beijing to Shanghai. China is not an easy place to anticipate. It is at once ancient and moving at the speed of light, communist [ Read More…]

The Largest Estate in Alabama Hits the Auction Block

The splendor of Versailles can now be had in the Southern United States. 7 Montagel Way—a 15-bedroom estate in Birmingham, Ala., with 16 full and six half bathrooms—is coming to auction later this month, giving potential homeowners the chance to purchase a European-style manor with American flair. Built in 1997 and situated on 27 acres, [ Read More…]

Mexico’s Most Expensive Home Is Up for Grabs

Casa Fryzer overlooks the ocean with stunning vistas from nearly every corner of the 8,200-square-foot estate, but its 2,000-square-foot infinity pool will have guests skipping the Sea of Cortez in favor of lounging in the over-the-top oasis. Created to be the standout element of the Los Cabos estate, the pool features a swim-up bar; an [ Read More…]

A Concept Yacht Fit for a Bond Villain

The beauty behind Sander Sinot’s 590-foot Symmetry yacht concept is its sophisticated sense of balance. The Netherlands–based founder of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design named the bespoke behemoth after its symmetrical hull and stern, allowing for equal maneuverability in both directions. The design duality carries over into the lavish living spaces, where interior and exterior boundaries [ Read More…]

New Oceanfront Residences Offer a Piece of Mexico’s Picturesque Baja Peninsula

On the Baja Peninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and the cobalt sky matches the waters below, a resort-style residential community has risen amidst the seaside bluffs. Copala at Quivira Los Cabos, which is slated to have its first residents move in this month, offers over 200 hacienda-style one-, two-, and [ Read More…]

Tesla unveils its SUV, the Model X

Tesla unveils Model X car with Falcon Wing doors. Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its long-awaited Model X, which has a “bio-weapon defence” system and double-hinged doors that open upwards. It is the third vehicle produced by the firm, and was unveiled nearly two years later than originally planned. The firm – which has yet to make a [ Read More…]