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Celebrity-Owned Private Islands | From Johnny Depp's Bahamas Retreat to Leonardo DiCaprio's Belizean Haven

Dec 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Owning your own island may seem crazy to some, but to those who have the money to spare, it's not all that crazy...especially if they have their own private plane to take them there. Here are some of our favorite celebrity islands, past and present, from Johnny Depp's island retreat in the Bahamas to late Marlon Brando's French Polynesian haven.... Read More

Winnie-the-Pooh Country Estate on Market for $3.22 Million

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Many of us grew up on the enchanting and heartwarming Winnie-the-Pooh stories of A.A. Milne. The huge heart of Winnie the Pooh, the ever-gloomy disposition of Eeyore, the bounciness of Tigger, the brave and timid Piglet, and the little lord and master of 100 Acre Wood, Christopher Robin, showed us what friendship really means and that sometimes all you have to do to show your love is remember someone's birthday. If you ever fantasized about living in the world of Christopher Robin, you actually have your chance now because for the first time in over 40 years, luxury real estate and Winnie the Pooh has collided.... Read More

Gérard Depardieu Bids Paris Adieu and Lists Home for $65 Million

Dec 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

French actor and filmmaker Gérard Depardieu certainly has no problem enjoying the joie de vivre, and this is ever-apparent by his luxurious Parisian villa that looks as if it should be reserved for blue bloods only. This Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated Frenchman recently listed his massive 19th-century Parisian luxury home on the market for a cool $65 million.... Read More

Ultra-Luxurious Villa on France's 'Peninsula of Billionaires' Listed at $29 Million

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, located on a forested promontory between Nice and Monaco, has long been known as the “Peninsula of Billionaires”. Villa Leopolda, built for King Leopold II of Belgium and once the world’s most expensive estate with an asking price of $750 million, is located there.... Read More

Welcome the Newest Addition to Montage Residences Designer Model Homes | Alder & Tweed

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

This holiday season, instead of placing yourself in an awkward (and confined) situation with overbearing in-laws, why not cozy up with Montage Residences and the newest addition to their Designer Model luxury homes family: Alder & Tweed?... Read More

Historic Estate on William Penn's Land Listed at $2.99 Million

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A historic estate situated on land that once belonged to English financier and philosopher William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania in 1681, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Long & Foster at $2.99 million.... Read More

Newest Apartment Amenity | The Sky Garage

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Opting for a luxury apartment in an urban city is basically the only way to go, yet, this also poses the inevitable problem of parking. However, if you choose to reside in one of the 56 units at Hamilton Scotts in downtown Singapore, you can rest easy as each unit comes with at least two parking spaces located not in the complex parking garage, but rather, attached to the residents' living room.... Read More

International Real Estate for $250,000

Nov 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Sometimes the most exhilarating part of our dreams is not the follow-through, but rather, the actual dreaming. Many travel bugs around the globe are guilty of having that “what if?” moment – what if they simply packed up their bags and relocated to a different bustling city?... Read More

Material Girl Madonna Lists Her Manhattan Home For Sale

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For the past few decades Madonna has unarguably been the queen of reinvention, and it looks as if that concept isn't reserved solely for her fashion sense as she has just listed her stunning Central Park West luxury home on the market.... Read More

Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage On Petra Island For Sale

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

When world renowned and “greatest American architect of all time”, as recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright set out designing what is now known as the Massaro house on the heart shaped Petra Island, he told the then owner of Fallingwater (arguably the most iconic of his luxury homes), “When I finish the house on the island, it will surpass your Fallingwater.”... Read More

The Twists and Turns of Germany's Haus am Weinberg

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Danish architectural firm United Network Studio has completed a modern, minimalist residential space on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany. Commissioned by an undisclosed client, the luxury villa, penned The Haus am Weinberg, is designed to incorporate and utilize a central theme of movement, and also reflects the topography of the surrounding area.... Read More

Play "House" Within Olivia Wilde's Spanish Villa

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Known for her sassy character Thirteen on hit TV show "House M.D.", brunette bombshell Olivia Wilde, just listed her own Los Feliz luxury house on the market for almost $2.5 million. Why is she selling such a great looking home? It looks like this Maxim mega babe has decided to move in with her beau, "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jason Sudeikis – that there was the sound of millions of guys' hearts breaking around the world.... Read More

Belle Epoque-Style French Riviera Villa Listed at $33.5 Million

Nov 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A magnificent villa in Cap d’Ail, a French Riviera resort located a stone’s throw from Monaco, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Michaël Zingraf Real Estate for about $33.5 million.... Read More

Höweler + Yoon Architecture Imagines City's of the Future

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Will the future of the United States actually have clean and reliable transportation? American studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture certainly think so – and then some. According to Dezeen Magazine, their innovative concept won them €100,000 at the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 and involved public transport in the region between Boston and Washington, that they appropriately nicknamed BosWash.... Read More

Lake Tahoe's Sugar Bowl Resort Releases 25 Homes in Snowbound Village

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Twenty-five new home sites are for sale at Summit Crossing at Sugar Bowl Resort in Donner Summit, California. Sugar Bowl Resort is the nearest major Tahoe resort to both the Bay Area and Sacramento.... Read More

Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West House Hunting?

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

So many rumors are flying around considering Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, like whether or not they're planning a $20 million wedding. The rumors of wedding bells are mainly in part due to the fact that Kardashian apparently sold her Beverly Hills home under a pocket listing and the reported stories of Kanye putting his LA mansion on the market. If the two stars really are selling their homes at the same time, it probably means that they are planning on moving in together and if that's the case, we have a few luxury real estate possibilities they should check out.... Read More

Offset Home Brings Uniqueness to Average Toronto Neighborhood

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Living in a luxury home that is unique and different can be pretty important when it comes to setting yourself a part from the herd. Many people scramble to hire the best architect firms to design them the perfect home, featuring everything they didn't even know they wanted. After you've seen the home JA Architecture Studio designed, in part with A.R.T. Design Build, you're probably going to want to save their number.... Read More

Live Like a Rock Star on Your Own Private Island

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

It’s time to stop your luxury house hunting and start your island searching. Your quest will probably bring you somewhere near Rowayton, CT, only an hour from midtown New York, and lucky you, that’s exactly where Tavern Island is available for the first time in 30 years for purchase. For almost $13 million you can own 3.5 acres of private land with a home featuring six bedrooms, four full baths and three half baths. The home was built in 1900 in the Tudor style, making it look a little like it materialized out of a fairy tale.... Read More

Hilary Swank Lists Her Pacific Palisades Home For Sale

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

For those of you in the market for some new and super Swank-y real estate, you're in luck because Hollywood’s "Million Dollar Baby", Hilary Swank, has just listed her Pacific Palisades million dollar mansion (well $9.495 million) for sale.... Read More

$48.75 Million Manhattan Townhouse Hits Market

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

A mansion on Beekman Place in Manhattan is for sale at $48.75 million. Brown Harris Stevens, the exclusive broker of the luxury real estate, announced its availability earlier this week.... Read More

Sharon Stone's "Basic Instinct" to Sell Her Beverly Hills Mansion

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Sometimes celebrities see a piece a luxury real estate and decide they just have to have it. After all, they have the cash so why not buy a new house in Beverly Hills? Once bought, for whatever reason, the new owner sometimes never actually moves in and tries to flip it or rent it out. Perhaps best known for her…scene stealing move in "Basic Instinct", actress Sharon Stone has put her Beverly Hills mansion back on the market, pricing it at $7,500,000.... Read More

Australian Sustainable Home | The Strange Sleeping Pods of Drew House

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sustainable homes are nothing new nowadays. In fact, it's more unusual now to find an architect firm that doesn't care about the environment…or at least doesn't pretend to. Many companies are showing that just because a home is environmentally-friendly doesn't mean it can't fall into the realm of luxury real estate. The Drew House of Queensland, Australia is pretty close to the Great Barrier Reef, which may be why the dwelling looks like a strange research facility from the outside.... Read More

Have $10 Million to Spare? Buy Reese Witherspoon's Historic California Ranch

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Escaping the harsh angles and modern designs of most LA homes, the picturesque Libbey Ranch is planted on seven acres of prime real estate just outside of Ojai, California, a short drive north of Los Angeles. This beautiful California-style ranch manages to effortlessly fuse ornate and simplistic designs. Just as previous homeowner, Reese Witherspoon, embodies the classically quirky woman, this house seems to perfectly mirror this Oscar-winning personality. Every aspect of this magical home oozes character and grace with rustic wooden ceilings, iron wrought stairwells with festive Spanish tiles, and a large stone fireplace.... Read More

Head of Apple Design, Sir Jonathan Ive, Buys $17 Million Home in San Francisco

Sep 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

With people practically salivating over the new Apple iPhone 5's (and even paying up to $$3,700 for smuggled models), it's really no surprise that the electronics company has some pretty wealthy employees. Thought of as one of the world's most brilliant designing minds and with an estimated fortune of $130 million, Sir Jonathan Ive is the company's head designer and has been in that position since 1996, according to Elite Choice. What is he doing with his pools of cash? Buying luxury real estate in San Francisco, of course.... Read More

Luxury Vacation Community in North Lake Tahoe Features $12 Million Estate

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This contemporary modern retreat is located in North Lake Tahoe at Martis Camp. The single-family residence, which lists at $11.85 million, is the premium property of the luxury-vacation community. It has four bedrooms and five full bathrooms in its 7,188 square feet of living space. There is an office in a loft, a media room, a steam room, and a three-car garage as well. The property also has more than 2,800 square feet of outdoor living space.... Read More

Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox Hunt For Vacation Home in Cabo

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

"Friends" may have seen it's end in 2005, but that doesn't mean the cast split up. Co-stars Jennifer Anniston and Courteney Cox have maintained their close status in their real lives, always seen spending time together and supporting one another through break-ups and career changes. Apparently, they even headed to Cabo San Lucas, known for its luxury real estate, to find themselves the perfect vacation home.... Read More

The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in America

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Many of us live in average neighborhoods where visiting your neighbor for a cup of sugar is pretty normal, whereas others live in areas where $10 million dollar homes are the norm and the personal chef's wouldn't dare run out of sugar. While many took a direct hit when the economy tanked, luxury real estate in the country's most sought-after neighborhoods barely noticed a thing.... Read More

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live Are Above It All

Sep 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The burgeoning business district of downtown Los Angeles has experienced a significant influx dating back to the opening of the Staples Center and several other hubs of entertainment centers. The area once known for not much beyond a business district, has become a major area of entertainment venues and new high-rise luxury condominiums.... Read More

$47 Million Price For Beijing's Most Expensive Luxury Villas

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

China may not have emperors anymore but you can certainly still live like one thanks to the country's luxury real estate development, The ThaiHot Mansion and Courtyards. ThaiHot Mansion, overseen by The Beijing Taihe Real Estate Development Co., is considered to be the most expensive you can find in China, with the cheapest apartment available priced at $4.7 million.... Read More

Buy Ryan Phillippe's Sunset Strip Retreat

Sep 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

We wish we had known about actor Ryan Phillippe's Sunset Strip home in time for our recent "10 Celebrity Homes For Sale" article, but at least this way the luxury real estate listing gets an entire article all to itself. Found at 1877 Rising Glen Rd., the modern home has a canyon and city lights view, meaning it's probably pretty beautiful come sunset.... Read More

Channel the Rat Pack in This West Hollywood Hills Home

Sep 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  1 Comment

Though it may be too late to hang out with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack, inhabiting 8690 Franklin Avenue in West Hollywood may convince you it is still very much possible to live like them. The simplicity of this luxury home's layout and attention to exorbitant detail summon smoke-filled visions of the 50s crooners and their elegant taste in real estate.... Read More

Bahamas Luxury Resort Breaks Ground On Marina Residences

Sep 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Three six-story towers containing 35 residences will be built around the Albany Marina in the Bahamas. The real estate project, the Marina Residences of Albany, will be completed by 2014. The Tavistock Group and professional golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie Els are the owners of the elaborate, soon-to-be mixed-use luxury resort.... Read More

Live With Gardens Overhead | Meera Sky Garden House

Sep 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman  |  2 Comments

Meera Sky Garden House by Guz Architects is a beautiful, lush, eco-friendly house built on prime real estate on Sentosa Island, previously known as Palau Blakang Mati, in Singapore.... Read More

The Dual Temperate Zones of Sneeoosh Cabin

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  3 Comments

Balancing aesthetics and functionality, Zeroplus Architects are known for their innovative thinking and designs that challenge traditional architecture. The Sneeoosh cabin is no exception, and is an example of how architecture doesn’t have to disrupt the environment to be ground-breaking.... Read More

10 Celebrity Homes For Sale

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

It has been a pretty good year for luxury real estate, with great offerings all over the world, but it's been even better for celebrity listings. So many of our favorite famous faces have been putting their homes up for sale, giving you a chance to live like a Hollywood star. Here's our ten favorites, from Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hill estate to Robin Williams' Napa country home, each one currently still on the market and waiting to be snatched up.... Read More

Opus Hong Kong Apartment Sells for a Whopping $61 Million

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

According to Economic Times, a luxury apartment in Hong Kong was sold for the steep price of $61 million. The apartment is within Opus Hong Kong, a 12-story building that was partly designed by infamous architect Frank Gehry, and features 6,200-square-feet of living space. The buyer of the residence hasn't been released but whoever it is must be pretty thrilled to now own the most expensive condo in the city, and maybe even in the whole of Asia.... Read More

Don't Look Down! Highest Residences in North America for Rent in NYC

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

There are currently three luxury penthouses for rent in Manhattan on the 76th floor of the New York by Gehry tower. While The Beatles famously sang that money could not buy them love, in this case, it would certainly buy the finest views of New York City. The going rate to view the entire city from these penthouses, from Coney Island to north of the Catskills, will cost you $45,000 to $60,000 per month.... Read More

Live in a Tudor Fairy Tale Estate | Maison de Tranquillite

Aug 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you've ever browsed luxury real estate listings you may have noticed that sometimes the offering doesn't seem to match the steep price tag. Maybe the number is because of the area or because a celebrity lived in it before, but there are definitely properties that match the price and we think the Maison de Tranquillite in Carmel, CA is one of those properties.... Read More

Alex Rodriguez's South Beach Waterfront Estate for Sale at $38 Million

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  12 Comments

The New York Yankees’ star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, has listed his residence in Miami’s South Beach, at $38 million. Rodriguez bought the palatial property in 2010 for $24 million and is attempting to sell it at 58 percent higher than his purchase price.... Read More

The Deceiving Size of The Shrouded House

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Inarc Architects is a mid-sized firm out of Melbourne, Australia, and reflects some pretty well-crafted design aesthetics within their luxury real estate offerings. The company has been around for around 17 years and have worked on all different types of buildings, from single-residential homes to exhibition design. While we love all of their structures, their unique family homes are definitely our favorite, especially the Shrouded House in Toorak, Melbourne.... Read More

Michael Jackson's $23.9 Million French Chateau For Sale

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  6 Comments

Regardless of how you view Michael Jackson, you can't argue that the King of Pop had impeccable taste when it came to luxury real estate. It's been three years since the music legend's death and now his beautiful French Chateau estate is back on the market...... Read More

Most Expensive Apartment in America at $100 Million Is For Sale

Aug 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  9 Comments

New York is full of luxury real estate, from country homes a short drive away to spacious apartments in the center of the bustling city. However, if you've ever wanted to boast living in the most expensive apartment in America, you now can for only $100 million!... Read More

Montage Deer Valley Residences | Sprawling Luxury Homes in Utah

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Love the great outdoors? Then take into consideration the newly built Montage Deer Valley residences, located in Park City, Utah, one of the most famous mountain resort destinations in the world. The newly built luxury residences are open year round, making it a great second (or third, etc) home for couples, families or multiple generations.... Read More

Mark Wahlberg's Beverly Hills Estate For Sale

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Hollywood celebrities tend to have some of the grandest real estate and when one of them goes on the market, we can't wait to not only see how that person was living, but to get a chance to snatch the property up.... Read More

The Vader House Fits Big Concepts Into a Tiny Space

Jul 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Many architects are choosing to work off of preexisting structures, creating a completely new sought-after real estate lot. Maynard Architects, a firm based in Sydney, Australia, took an old Victorian home in Melbourne and transformed it into a modern, open-air home with a geometric flair called the Vader House.... Read More

Luxury Gothic Manor at 91 Camp Comfort Road

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you want to live in New York City without having to sacrifice space, you may want to consider living only an hour from Manhattan where you can find 72 private acres of luxurious real estate at 91 Camp Comfort Road in Tuxedo Park. At first glance the large home will remind you of a gothic manor resting atop a hill. Where most people think dark and gloomy when they think gothic, this home is a bright, airy building surrounding by trees and overlooking Tuxedo Lake.... Read More

Morpheus Reflects Luxury in Contemporary Chelsea Townhouses

Jul 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Morpheus is one of Europe's leading luxury real estate developers, building properties that are ahead of the trends and reflect the company's interest in innovation and creativity. Set in London, the company has supllied more than 50 residential developments in sought-after locations, like Knightsbridge and Kensington, each an example of elegance and sophistication.... Read More

Rock Star Development Project Up For Auction In Turks and Caicos

Jul 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

The recent "Rock of Ages" movie has put many in a hair-metal mood this summer, with some of the bands of yesteryear going out on tour once again. However, not all rock stars spend their lives on stage; some it seems, turn into real estate developers.... Read More

Custom Eco-Friendly Homes From Huf Haus

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It's common to want a luxury home that stands out from the others on your street, and for those that want that little something extra to make your neighbors green with envy, check out Huf Haus. The German company offers neat contemporary homes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.... Read More

Peninsula Residence Brings Lake Austin Closer to Home

Jul 11, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Based in Austin, Texas, Bercy Chen Studio LP has been designing and constructing luxury homes since 2001, with a focus on innovative designs that are based on environmentally sustainable business models. The architectural firm collaborates with their clients to ensure a plan is drawn up that is both unique and financially realistic to each particular project. They are also known to take existing structures and make drastic improvements, such as the Peninsula Residence on Lake Austin, originally built in the 1980's.... Read More

Maribyrnong House | Angular Real Estate in Melbourne

Jul 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Based out of Victoria, Australia, Grant Maggs Architects prides themselves on continually delivering luxury real estate designs that go beyond architectural trends. They prefer to focus on the particular needs of their clients, the site location, and the project itself, ensuring a thoughtfully crafted home that will maintain lasting value. The Maribyrnong House in Melbourne is definitely an example of the firm's talents, showcasing the mixture of a stunning location, an open-minded client, and very generous budget.... Read More

Savannah, Georgia Museum Turned Luxury Home for Sale at $3.35 Million

Jul 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Savannah’s Historic District is distinctive for its elegant 18th and 19th century architecture and uniquely preserved city plan. Notable historic buildings and luxury real estate line the streets, but this beautiful three story town house stuck out for its interesting origin.... Read More

Five-Story TriBeCa Penthouse for Sale at $28 Million

Jun 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

With so many luxury real estate listings in New York City, it can be overwhelming sifting through all the beautiful properties on the market. Luckily, Sotheby’s International Realty is on hand to sort through the chaos and showcase some truly exceptional spaces in the city that never sleeps. Take for instance this nearly 11,000-square-foot penthouse in Downtown Manhattan.... Read More

Howard Estate | Luxury Mountain Home Up For Auction

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Have you ever wanted your very own luxury ski resort just steps away from the chair lift? Now may be your chance. The 5,900-sqaure-foot Howard Estate is ready to be auctioned off by Concierge Auctions and Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty on July 19, 2012. Set at the base of Bald Mountain's slopes, the large luxury home is in Sun Valley, Idaho, one of the world's more popular ski destinations. With no minimum bid required, the tri-level home was originally listed for $5.995 million and offers people the chance to own their dream home or vacation resort.... Read More

Contemporary Architecture Channels English Country Home Tradition

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

Architecture firm McLean Quinlan, founded by Fiona McLean, is a practice that focuses on sustainable, holistically built homes that consider the landscape and the function of interior design. The practice has been involved in numerous projects throughout the United Kingdom, such as the Buckinghamshire residence, a contemporary home located in South East England.... Read More

Modernist Masterpiece | 21st Century Minimalism in NYC

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

If you are in the market for an exquisite piece of luxury real estate in New York City, then you might want to check out this 9,000-square-foot “Modern Masterpiece” in Greenwich Village. The design is extremely minimal with stark white walls allowing accents of glass, steel, wood and stone to really stand out.... Read More

Lake Tahoe Luxury Home Lists for $17.9 Million

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

One of the West Coast’s most treasured destinations, Lake Tahoe’s rustic appeal, forested terrain, and beautiful mountain scenery attracts thousands of tourists year round. However, for those with an interest in luxury real estate looking to make the region a more permanent residence will jump at the chance to live... Read More

Trump Hollywood Luxury Condominium in South Florida Sold Out

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Since the re-launch of Donald J. Trump’s oceanfront luxury condominium in Hollywood Beach, Florida, in January 2011, the Trump Hollywood has sold 179 residences for sales of $276 million. The luxury property’s total sales of more than $306 million include prior sales of 21 condominiums. BH3 is the property development firm behind the success of the project.... Read More

Once-Owned Versace Mansion Back on Market at $125 Million

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s top real estate team worldwide, The Jills, Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, issued a press release to announce that they are representing, Casa Casuarina the once-owned Gianni Versace mansion in Miami Beach. The storied luxury property is listed at $125 million.... Read More

Private Island in British Columbia To Sell For $75 Million

Jun 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Have you ever dreamed about leaving the confines of modern society and hiding away on your own private island? If you have 75 million dollars to spare, then the 780 acre James Island located on Canada’s Gulf Island archipelago may be of some interest. The property is the second largest privately owned within the Gulf Islands. Unlike its neighboring islands, James is mainly comprised of white sandy beaches as well as dunes and a diverse ecological make-up.... Read More

Luxury Homes From Energy Efficient Architect David Jameson

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

Architect David Jameson designs luxury homes that are meant to fit in seamlessly and organically with their surroundings, while employing unique environmental techniques. The Glenbrook Residence in Maryland is immediately recognized by its towering stone walls situated amongst a brook and lush trees. The unique design is supported by the building's connected structures which allow it to be divided spatially in order to create interesting public and private spaces. The entire home is built around an earth concept and the materials and shapes used throughout the piece were chosen to support that organic intent.... Read More

Luxury Homes For Students Bring a Touch of Refinement to College Living

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

A new building being raised for student housing, near the University of North Texas campus, is being cited as the most luxurious student housing in the Denton market by its development team. A 139-unit building with accommodations for 427 residents will be available for the start of the university’s fall 2013 semester.... Read More

Three Oceanfront Hawaiian Properties Go to Auction With No Reserve Price

Jun 1, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Six high-end single-family residences in Hawaii will go to auction this month at two separate auctions helmed by Concierge Auctions. Three of the six real estate properties will be presented without any reserve price. The special auctions will occur later this month on June 18 and June 21.... Read More

Anguilla's Zemi Beach | A Boutique Caribbean Island Community

May 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Shoal Bay, Anguilla is the Caribbean location of Zemi Beach, a deluxe property that is less than two miles from St. Marten. According to the property’s development team, this boutique island is on a parity with St. Barths for intimacy and exclusivity. Anguilla, a 35-square mile island, is the size as Manhattan and has population of around 15,000.... Read More

Own the Haunted American Horror Story Mansion for $12 Million

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

If you’re brave enough to step inside the mansion from American Horror Story, then you’re one step closer to owning a historic monument. The over 14,000-square-foot piece of luxury real estate is going on the market in Los Angeles for $12 million.... Read More

Bel Air Residence that Fuses Architecture and Landscape

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The Rockefeller architecture group, innovators behind the impressive Manhattan Beach Residence, are also behind the Bel Air Residence, a designer luxury home. The residential property is 8,200 square feet of contemporary space that fuses both indoor and outdoor living area. The architectural elements of this project were demanding, forcing the designers to merge both structural and landscaping visions.... Read More

Step Inside The Setai Miami's $7 Million Oceanfront Condo

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

The Setai Miami Beach, one of the Leading Hotels of the World and featuring luxury hotel suites that are some of the best in the country, is now offering stunning three bedroom oceanfront residences. The 2,558 square foot South Beach home features three baths, unparalleled views of the ocean, custom-made hotel furniture, stainless steel Miele and Subzero kitchen appliances, and polished teak flooring and accents.... Read More

Kitchen Design in San Francisco Victorian Gets An Amazing New Look

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

From Schwartz and Architecture, the San Francisco designers behind the award-winning luxury accommodation Nineteenth Street Residence, also comes the Buena Vista Residence. The San Francisco Victorian, undoubtedly beautiful, had a limited kitchen area due to the property’s age. The architects at Schwartz were able to redesign the kitchen, allowing a more natural flow to occur within the home.... Read More

Rustic and Industrial Collide in This Cozy Austin Retreat

May 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Peace Pipe Path House, envisioned by the talented Mell Lawrence Architect team, won the 2001 AIA Austin Honor Award for its rustic, utilitarian elements. The group has won numerous design awards for their work on residential and commercial projects throughout Texas. Most recently, their Baylor Street House won the 25th Annual AIA Homes Tour award in 2011.... Read More

Frank Gehry Completes First Residential Project in Asia OPUS HONG KONG

May 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio

Frank Gehry, the world renowned, Pritzker Award winning architect has astonished the masses for years with his iconic designs. He has once again amazed us with his technical ability in modern design with his first residential project in Asia, dubbed OPUS HONG KONG. This remarkable high-end residential building was unveiled last week by the innovative Hong Kong developer Swire Properties.... Read More

Interior Design in Turkey Sets New Standard For Modern Homes

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Turkish interior designer Tanju Özelgin recently completed work on the S House, located in Cubuklu Valley in Turkey. Özelgin’s work on the home represents a new trend occurring among residential designs in Turkey, which seem to be utilizing more and more contemporary elements and distancing itself from the country’s traditional roots. The Cubuklu Valley is home to a collection of modern houses; however, Özelgin’s work on the S House is setting a new standard for both designers and homeowners alike.... Read More

Manhattan Beach Home Challenges Designers To Think Big

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The Rockefeller architecture group is comprised of a team of talented interior and exterior designers that hail from across the United States. The group is responsible for some of the most attractive luxury accommodations on the West Coast. The work the group won the team “Project of the Year” at Los Angeles Downtown News’ 11th annual Downtowners of Distinction awards for the work done on their 940 2nd Street condo. The 940 2nd Street condo as well as the Banyan Drive Treehouse won the firm the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Honor Award for Excellence in Design.... Read More

Villa Lola | Natures Icelandic Cabin

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio  |  1 Comment

If you ever find yourself in a town called Akureyri, Iceland, and happen to wonder across the bay, you may stumble upon a wood structure that nature could have easily constructed herself. Boasting unrestricted views of mountains to the north and south, Villa Lola is a uniquely formed, modern cabin built of low maintenance materials.... Read More

Sonoma Vineyard Estate Employs Stunning Design Artistry

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Joshua Aidlin and David Darling are the partners behind Aidlin Darling Design, renowned for their luxury accommodations. The gorgeous Vineyard Estate won the company the 2008 Chairman’s Award from the International Interior Design Association as well at the 2007 Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, among other honors. The beautiful 14,000 square foot home is located in Sonoma, California on 140 acres of land.... Read More

Hijuana House A Green Home By Twenty-Nine Design

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Andrew DeGregorio  |  1 Comment

Twenty-Nine Design recently unveiled their latest architectural work, on a small residential plot in the city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hijuana House is a two story luxury home developed using green design techniques. Built around mango trees, great care was taken during construction to leave the existing shrubbery on the site undisturbed.... Read More

$10 Million Hawaiian Estate at Kuki'o Golf and Beach Club Going to Auction

Apr 27, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

An oceanfront estate at the Kuki'o Golf and Beach Club that originally listed at $9.75 million is going to auction in May. The minimum bid on the home is $3.995 million. For the bidder desirous to buy it now, the cost of that selection is $8.195 million.... Read More

Modern Architecture Blends Functionality & Beauty

Apr 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  3 Comments

Mell Lawrence Architects is an architecture firm located in Austin, Texas. In a quote regarding their vision, the firm stated, “Buildings need to work amazingly well. Ours do. They reflect a deep sense of place and life pattern. This is achieved by working hand-in-hand with our clients to design the space for the rituals and the physicality of each new structure’s use." Mell Lawrence’s projects range from luxury home additions, luxury apartments, studios and ranches, among other projects.... Read More

Rent $28K/Month Apartment in Manhattan for Hot Summer in NYC

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

This is where you might go to get lost between the moon and New York City this summer! This West Village townhouse is among the best rentals available in one of the best areas of the town.... Read More

Largest Ranch for Sale in Aspen Area Listed at $41 Million

Apr 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

In the posh Colorado resort area of Aspen one-upmanship is the name of the game when it comes to luxury real estate. Now Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Joshua & Co. has listed the largest ranch currently available for sale in the region for $41 million.... Read More

$3 Million Singer Island Condo to Sell With No Reserve Price at Auction

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

An exclusive oceanfront condominium located on Florida’s Singer Island in Palm Beach County will be sold with no reserve price and no minimum bid by Platinum Luxury Auctions on April 28, 2012. The lavish single-family residence is located at one of the island’s most prestigious addresses, One Singer Island Condominium, with only 15 residences in the building.... Read More

World's Coolest Condo Tower in Manila to be Designed by Missoni

Mar 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

The first residential building in the world to bear the MISSONIHOME moniker, the interior design arm of the famed Italian fashion brand, has just been announced for Manila in 2015.... Read More

A Peek at the Residence Club at CostaBaja in La Paz, Mexico

Mar 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Residence Club at CostaBaja is a master planned luxury community of the CostaBaja Resort and Spa that is garnering interest from vacationers, second-home seekers, and investors with equal fervor.... Read More

George Harrison's Swiss Mansion For Sale

Mar 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  6 Comments

Before Beatles legend George Harrison died in November of 2001, he scooped up this palatial piece of Swiss real estate in the prestigious city of Montagnola, and it has just hit the market, according to Curbed.com.... Read More

Modern Design Meets Nature at Andres Remy Architect's Devoto House

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Andres Remy Architect's Devoto House in Devoto, Argentina may have taken some critical thinking on the part of the architects to design and execute, but the result is an astounding urban dwelling.... Read More

The Mellon Estate at Antigua's Mill Reef Club Offered at $14.5 Million

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

Rachel "Bunny" Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon, the 101-year-old widow of philanthropist, art collector, thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder and banking heir Paul Mellon, has listed her 27-acre estate at Antigua’s exclusive Mill Reef Club for $14.5 million via Christie’s International Real Estate. One of the Caribbean’s most prestigious properties, the estate has served as a retreat of “relaxed sophistication” for the Mellon family and close friends for the last six decades.... Read More

Oil Magnate's Landmark Dallas Estate Listed at $29.5 Million

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Mt. Vernon, a landmark 10,500-square-foot mansion that ranks as Dallas’ most impressive property, has been listed for sale via Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Allie Beth Allman & Associates for $29.5 million. The 10-acre estate on White Rock Lake built in 1929 originally belonged to oilman H.L. Hunt, who was at one time the world's richest man and inspired the TV series Dallas.... Read More

Glass House in Maleny, Australia by Bark Design Architects

Mar 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Bark Design Architects seek "to define the line between inside and out; to negotiate the relationship between the internal and external environment; to contain, protect, house." This is clearly what they have done at "Glass House Mountain House," a newly finished project in Maleny, Australia.... Read More

Dick Clark's Unique Malibu Home for Sale at $3.5 Million

Mar 3, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  4 Comments

Television personality and living legend Dick Clark has recently put his Malibu, California home on the market for $3.5 million, according to Trulia.com. The property sits on over 22 acres of land and features spectacular 360-degree views of the city of Los Angeles, Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean, Boney Mountains, and Serrano Valley.... Read More

Anderson Cooper's Manhattan Penthouse on the Market for $3.75 Million

Mar 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper is always on the move, so its no surprise that he has put his New York City penthouse on the market for $3.75 million, reports the New York Post.... Read More

Michael Jordan's Chicago Mansion for Sale at $29 Million

Feb 29, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is unloading his expansive mansion in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park for $29 million, according to Zillow.com. This luxury real estate offering contains 56,000 square feet of living space on eight acres with nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, five fireplaces, a guest house, pool, tennis court, three garages, and of course a regulation-sized basketball court.... Read More

Swiss Ski Chalet in Verbier Listed at $45 Million

Feb 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

An ultra-luxe ski chalet in the celebrity-infested Swiss resort town of Verbier has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Spg Finest Properties for about $45 million.... Read More

Oprah's New York City Penthouse for Sale at $7.9 Million

Feb 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

This piece of Midtown real estate in the posh Place 57 building was reportedly purchased by Oprah's best friend Gayle King in 2008 for $7.1 million, according to Zillow.com, but was later said to actually be bought by Oprah herself.... Read More

Paula Abdul's Los Angeles Mansion for Sale at $1.9 Million

Feb 23, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If you're in the market for a gorgeous mansion in Los Angeles with stunning views and luxurious appointments, then Paula Abdul's Sherman Oaks home may be just the place for you...if you can look past a few unfavorable experiences here.... Read More

Katy Perry and Russell Brand's NYC Penthouse for Sale at $2.75 Million

Feb 22, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With their 14-month marriage coming to an abrupt end, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are starting to sell off their joint real estate, one being this Tribeca penthouse they bought just 18 months ago, according to the New York Post.... Read More

Medici Family Villa in Tuscany for Sale at $38 Million

Feb 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A stunning, historically important palazzo built for the famed Medici family in Tuscany is now being offered sale by an Italian affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for about $38 million. The property, known as Tenuta Medicea, dates back to the 1500s when it was used as a residence by the famed clan.... Read More

Photos Inside Matthew McConaughey’s New Austin, Texas Home

Feb 16, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

It looks like Texas native Matthew McConaughey is heading back home. He supposedly made a recent real estate purchase on a 10,800-square-foot mansion in Austin to settle down with his fiancé Camila Alves and two young children Levi and Vida, according to Zillow.com.... Read More

French Riviera Estate Fit For a Princess For Sale at $28 Million

Feb 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

For those of you looking to splurge on a vacation home, look no further. Have I found a place for you! Let’s just say, it is located in paradise, aka the French Riviera. Luxury does have its price, so for the 21 million Euros, which is nearly $28 million USD today, you shall receive a home fit for a princess, literally. “The owner is one of the most famous and beautiful princesses,” states Irina Alekseeva of Sadaka Exclusive Realty agent representing the majestic villa off the glorious Côte d'Azur.... Read More

Buy Whitney Houston's New Jersey Home for $1.75 Million

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Mendham, New Jersey home of recently deceased superstar Whitney Houston has been off and on the market since its first appearance in 2009, but is currently on as a private listing.... Read More

Christina Aguilera's Beverly Hills Mansion for Sale at $13.5 Million

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Are you thinking this house looks familiar? Well if you watched The Osbournes on MTV then it should. The former residence of Ozzy and family now belongs to Christina Aguilera, but not for long since she put it on the market last March for $13.5 million.... Read More

Coco Chanel's French Riviera Villa for Sale at $50 Million

Feb 9, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

During her romance with the Duke of Westminster in the late 20s, fashion legend Coco Chanel received a piece of land by her lover near Monte Carlo.... Read More

Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johannson's L.A. Home for Sale at $3.65 Million

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Another Hollywood power couple break-up means another opportunity to get your hands on some luxury real estate.... Read More

Historic Bermuda Estate on Grape Bay Beach Listed at $45 Million

Feb 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Chelston, Bermuda’s most impressive estate originally constructed in 1939–1941 for California oil baron Carbon Petroleum Dubbs, has been listed for sale via Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate John Sinclair for $45 million.... Read More

Songwriter Denise Rich Puts NYC Penthouse on the Market For $65 Million

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Denise Rich is a very successful songwriter, socialite, heiress, ex-wife of Swiss financier Marc Rich, and now owner of the most expensive co-op currently on the real estate market in NYC, according to Zillow.com.... Read More

Photos Inside Gordon Ramsay's $7 Million Bel Air Mansion

Jan 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Gordon Ramsay has decided to leave his native London and come stateside, settling in this $6.75 million property in Bel Air, California, according to Curbed.com.... Read More

$5.6 Million Golf Estate in Country Club of the South in Georgia

Jan 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Stonehaven Manor is our pick of the month for a luxurious golfing residence in the southeast region of the U.S. This two-story English manor-styled house is so lavish that it is deserving of its own name.... Read More

Jennifer Aniston's Bel Air Home | Photos Inside the $21 Million Estate

Jan 24, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

We reported last month that Jennifer Aniston's real estate activity had been rather busy lately.... Read More

Pete Sampras' Thousand Oaks Mansion for Sale at $20 Million

Jan 20, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

Tennis legend Pete Sampras is looking for a buyer for his spacious Ventura County home, according to Curbed.com. He just built the house back in 2009 atop a 20-acre hill in Thousand Oaks, complete with seven bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, a poker room, pool, and of course, a tennis court in the backyard.... Read More

Waterfront Estate on San Francisco Bay Listed at $45 Million

Jan 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Villa Belvedere, a stunning waterfront estate in the affluent Marin County city of Belvedere, site of the 41st Marin Designer Showcase later this month, has been listed for sale at $45 million by Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty.... Read More

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom's $7,500 a Month Dallas Rental

Jan 6, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Now that Lamar Odom is officially playing for the Dallas Mavericks, it came time to move out of Los Angeles and into a new Texas-size home. They decided on a spacious $7,500 a month rental at the W Dallas Victory Hotel & Residences, according to Curbed.com. The unit, which belongs to son of Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks, comes complete with two bedrooms, two baths, outdoor patio space, pool table, and floor-to-ceiling windows to show off the amazing city views. It is reported that the hesitancy to buy perhaps stems from Odom's not so certain $8.2 million salary for next season.... Read More

The Biggest Celebrity Home Purchases of 2011

Jan 5, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Where celebrities live is very important to them. Their multi-million dollar real estate investments need to produce only the most lavish amenities that their money can buy;... Read More

Swiss Ski Chalet in Zermatt for Sale at $21 Million

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Zermatt, the posh Swiss ski resort at the base of the Matterhorn, is beloved by A-listers for its low-key luxury. Not as plagued by paparazzi as some other ritzy winter escapes, it’s long been a favorite of celebs such as Madonna, the British royal family — William and Kate famously vacationed there — and Italy’s Agnelli clan.... Read More

 
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