Founded in 1969, Leading Estates of the World is the original publication dedicated to showcasing preeminent residential estate properties. Published twice a year in May and November, LE features a curated selection of the world’s most extraordinary castles, villas and seaside mansions, palaces, penthouses and private islands. Leading Estates of the World is the quintessential presentation of architecture and interior design—gardens, pools, equestrian facilities…a seemingly endless list of sophisticated lifestyle amenities—selected to showcase the best of the best to our discerning readers.
The world’s first and foremost wish book!
Robert and Pamela Kelsey published their first luxury real estate magazine in 1969, and developed what became the preeminent group of professional real estate brokers specializing in the marketing and sale of the world’s most extraordinary estates, The Estates Network, and its flagship magazine, Leading Estates of the World. This international marketing forum is devoted to estate life at its best, as it presents the world’s newest and greatest estate offerings to an extremely discerning and sophisticated clientele. As the Kelseys proclaimed and repeated with each issue they published, “For those with the means, indulge yourself; for those with the dreams, enjoy yourself.”
WEBSTER VENTURES acquired a 50% equity ownership interest in March 2015 after 30+ years of active participation by Chris Webster and WEBSTER ESTATES, and along with Owen Gwyn, broker/owner of North Carolina Estates, direct and lead the company as co-publishers today. Christopher Webster, III is the Editor-in-Chief, and Evan Gwyn is the Chief Operating Officer.