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L'Esperance Brings Over-the-Top Luxury to Mansions Everywhere

Dec 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

L'Esperance Design is one of those companies that can give you that over-the-top luxury interior design scheme you've been longing for ever since you saw Behind the Candelabra. From the $22M restoration of the Leland Stanford Mansion to their reimagining of the Grand Entry and Gentleman's Study at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills for the Design Showcase this past November, L'Esperance has gotten the chance to wow everyone in the know.... Read More

Only West Coast Mansion Ever Designed By Stanford White Listed At $13.9M

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Glen Oaks, a Colonial Revival mansion in Montecito built in 1895 and designed by legendary architect Stanford White, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate at $13.9M. The property is one of the most historically significant estates in the country, as it is the only residence ever designed by White on the West Coast.... Read More

WWII Water Tower Transformed Into A Very Cool 6-Story Luxury Home

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never looked at a water tower and thought, "Wow, I would love to live up there," but Bham Design Studio has changed that. Found in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium, Chateau d’Eau is a 100-foot tall water tower that was originally built between 1938 and 1941. With a long history, including being used by the Nazis as a watchtower during World War II, the structure was in use until the 1990s.... Read More

Erwin Sattler and Audi Collaborate On Exclusive Table Clock

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Mechanical precision. Intricate engineering and craftsmanship. Simplicity of design. Status symbol. We could be talking just as easily about the horology industry as we could about luxury automobiles. Which is probably why so many automotive enthusiasts are also watch connoisseurs, and why we see so many collaborations between automakers and watchmakers: Bentley and Breitling, Aston Martin and Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ferrari and Hublot, and Bugatti and Parmigiani Fleurier.... Read More

Nespresso Collection Sets Make the Perfect Last Minute Gift

Dec 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver

Looking for a last minute gift for someone impossible to shop for? Maybe you should fall back on the fact that the majority of the people you know love coffee. Which is why it should be fairly obvious that pretty much anything out there related to the beverage would be a good gift idea.... Read More

Bagnato Architects Design Sprawling Single Level Contemporary Mansion

Dec 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The entryway of this Melbourne, Australian building may look like it houses contemporary art, but it's actually a family home designed by Bagnato Architects. The clients wanted a sprawling modern home that was spread out over a single floor, giving them everything they need for themselves and their four kids.... Read More

The Impenetrable Bentley Safe Line From Stockinger

Dec 21, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When we hear the word safe, two things come to mind: a dark plain metal box, and a warm and fuzzy feeling of contentment. The former can house the most precious of our personal and beloved items, from family heirlooms to that pricey diamond watch you're planning on surprising your loved one with.... Read More

One of Santa Barbara's Most Exclusive Estates Listed for Sale at $27M

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Santa Barbara is renowned as a celebrity retreat for good reason; the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey are some of the well known locals, to name just a few. Now one of the area’s most exclusive estates, indeed more expensive than many owned by the recognizable names cited above, has been listed for sale at $27M by Christie’s International Real Estate.... Read More

Diffuse Essential Oils Using Handmade Sola Flowers

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Need a gift for your mom and have no idea what to get her? Or your Aunt, or best friend, or yourself even? AirEssence from Agraria in San Francisco is pretty much the answer to all of the above.... Read More

The Rugged Charm of the Beartrap Residence in Big Sky's Yellowstone Club

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Beartrap Residence in Big Sky, Montana is more of a "human trap" than anything else, because once you set eyes on it, you're going to want to move in immediately. Designed by Locati Architects, this mountain estate sits in the Yellowstone Club and highlights the type of rugged architecture Nick Offerman's beard dreams of.... Read More

guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).... Read More

Nest Protect Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Protects Without Hassling You

Dec 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Having a standard smoke and carbon monoxide detector in your home is nice, but it's not going to help when you're not at home. If you have kids or pets, I'm guessing you'd want to know if something's gone awry while you're out. ... Read More

NYC Penthouse Overlooking Hudson River Hits Market at $39.5M

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last month the penthouse apartment at 250 West Street, which is found in the middle of TriBeCa's landmark historic district, went on the market for $39.5M. With views of the Hudson River (nearly 120 feet of frontage, to be exact), this residence has its own private entrance on Hubert Street — complete with your own personal loading berth and lobby, where you’re an elevator exclusive to the penthouse takes you right up to the 7,250-square-foot home.... Read More

Live Like a Mermaid In The Fish House By guz architects

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Personally, I would love to live in a home called Fish House. It makes me think of soothing water elements and of course, mermaids. I've always wanted to live underwater and though that dream may never happen to the full extent that my child self dreamed of, firms like guz architects are out there designing pretty close seconds.... Read More

 
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