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

INDUSTRY WATCH

June 25, 1995

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.

NEWS IN BRIEF

* 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.

ON THE MOVE

* 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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