Magazine on 'fine homes' to feature 20...


Magazine on 'fine homes' to feature 20 from Md.

Over 20 Maryland properties are included in the premiere issue of duPont Registry -- A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes, which will feature "classic, luxury and exotic" real estate for sale from all over the United States and around the world.

The full-color magazine will give readers a look at properties with an average asking price of $3 million. Some are priced as high as $15 million. The Maryland offerings range from $695,000 to $3.3 million to "price upon request."

Due on newsstands in mid-July, the August issue has a special section on vacation homes that includes European castles and private islands in the Caribbean. It will sell for $4.95.

The home magazine comes from duPont Publishing Inc. of Clearwater, Fla., publisher of duPont Registry -- Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles.

"Readers of the automobile magazine were the driving force behind the new homes venture," said Eric V. Kennedy, editor-in-chief of the Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes. "Everywhere we went, our readers were telling us to provide the same service for exclusive properties."

Toad Hall, a seven-acre Annapolis estate overlooking Kitty Duvall Creek and the South River, dates to the 17th Century. It has six bedrooms, six full baths, a half bath, an indoor pool/entertainment area and a $2.3 million price tag.

Cherry Island on the Little Choptank River and Beckwith Creek is the former hunting and fishing preserve of the late Alfred I. du Pont, a financier and philanthropist. Its $875,000 price includes 10 acres, a 4,000-square-foot manor house and a 2,800-square-foot guest house.

For $2.9 million you can purchase a 10,000-square-foot contemporary with 3,000 feet of frontage on the Chesapeake Bay in Stevensville. The home has a pier with lift, pool and in-law suite.

To subscribe, contact duPont Publishing Inc. at P.O. Box 237, Tampa, Fla. 336622-5237.


* Atlantic Building Group Inc. of Baltimore has received a contract to construct the Commons Dining Hall at Salisbury State University. The $18 million facility will consist of six dining halls, five meeting rooms, two food serving areas, food storage, food preparation areas and a catering kitchen. The building will also house a post office, bookstore and administration offices.

* Champion Realty Inc. has been named a "Peak Producer" by Chicago-based RELO/The International Relocation Network for generating more than $5 million in referral sales in 1994. Champion is one of more than 800 members of RELO, which serves 14,000 cities in the United States and 22 other countries.

* North Point Builders Inc. received the Maryland Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America's "Build Maryland Award: Excellence in Project Management" for the construction of the Aberdeen Senior Center. The Baltimore firm completed the 8,500-square-foot, handicapped-accessible project in January. The day care center has a kitchen, dining room, multipurpose room, resource library and card, craft and TV rooms.

* O'Conor, Piper & Flynn, Realtors has opened an office in Hagerstown to serve all of Washington County, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Green Castle, Waynesboro and Chambersburg in Southern Pennsylvania. Clarence Horst, a lifelong resident of Hagerstown, is manager of the office at 1850 Dual Highway. Licensed in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Mr. Horst is a member of the board of directors of the Greater Hagerstown Association of Realtors.


* American Properties Inc. appointed Suzi Padgett branch manager of the firm's Columbia office, which also hired the following salespersons: Marilyn Biegel, Susie Davis, Karen Everhart, Don Fitzgerald (associate broker), Eileen Gilbert, Della Hughes, Fran McColgan, Jene Springrose and Marion Thompson.

* Art Builders Inc., a Harford County real estate development firm, promoted D'Ann N. May vice president in charge of all administrative and property management functions. Formerly the company's property manager, Ms. May has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.

* US Home Corp. appointed Joseph Antonelli vice president of construction for its Maryland, Chesapeake and Northern Virginia regions and named Bob Reed marketing director.

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