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Now This is How You Transform a Barn Into a Stunning Home for Two

Sep 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

We love seeing amazing before and after projects, and this barn house transformation by TMS Architects blew us away. We don't have too many before shots, but from what we can see, the barn started out as a pretty average space used to store a vintage car. What TMS, along with the homeowners, turned it into is a gorgeous barn house that merges the rustic charm of a cabin in the woods with the modern conveniences of today. 

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Snatch Up One of the City's Newest $30M Renovated Condos at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences

Sep 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

With $30 million in renovations that are planned to be finished in 2015, Orchestra Hotels + Resorts is launching Conrad® Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences. Planned as a condominium and hotel, this oceanfront property will feature 290 condominium-style rooms and lavish amenities.

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El Milagro Estate Scores Highest Recorded Price in Rancho Santa Fe Since 2008

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last month we told you about the amazing El Milagro estate in Rancho Santa Fe, which Concierge Auctions was auctioning off on August 15, and we weren't surprised at all to learn that the property sold for a record price. The auction house announced that after eight bidders fought over the property, El Milagro's final sale is now the "highest recorded price in the exclusive Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe since a $15M sale in October, 2008" —though they're keeping quiet on the actual price tag.

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Snatch Up This Award-Winning $12.7M Kailua Kona Pod-Like Home Before Someone Else Does

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The $12.7 million luxury home at 72-230 Kahikole Street, in the center of Hawaii's Hualālai Resort in Kailua Kona, has a pretty unique architectural design. Set up as a series of pods, each with unique features and views, the private residence showcases digitally-created wood ceilings and screens, water elements, and exotic finishes. Plus, it has won several awards, including the 2013 Hanley Wood Builder's Choice, Custom Home Award and the Best of the Year award from Interior Design Magazine in 2010.

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Lake Tahoe's Wild Wild West-Inspired Buffalo Creek Ranch Is Full of Waterfalls, Ponds & Old Saloons

Aug 25, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Previously offered for $15.5 million, Buffalo Creek Ranch near Lake Tahoe in Nevada seems like the perfect refuge from city life—meaning this needs to be your vacation home. Plus, the ranch was designed to pay homage to the wild west, with a Jack Daniel's-themed train depot, a fully-restored 1923 caboose poker parlor, and a firehouse with its very own 1962 fire truck. Basically, it's an eccentric millionaire's dream.

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Fluid Sculptural Staircase Makes This Exotic Mumbai Flat a Must-See

Aug 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Staircases are often overlooked in homes and end up being uninspiring and dull. After all, just because they all serve the same purpose doesn't mean they all have to look the same. When we first saw this two-story apartment in central Mumbai, India by Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop, we immediately fell in love with the super cool staircase.

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Landscape Designer Keith Williams Talks Million-Dollar Gardens & Shark Tanks That Double As Guest Houses

Aug 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Most people have no idea just what goes into landscape design, mistakenly believing that the job ends with plant placement. In reality, you should be thinking of hiring the right designer for the job outside just as seriously as you handle the one for inside the home—especially if you want your luxury residence to look like your celebrity neighbor's. After all, the outdoor living space is always what makes the first impression so you better make it a good one.

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Golfers & Equestrians Take Note, $19.9M Spanish-Mediterranean Estate in So-Cal Heads to Auction

Jul 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

El Milagro ("the miracle") in Southern California is the type of estate we can see a young Hollywood star living in—especially one who loves golf and horses. The 21,000-square-foot Spanish-Mediterranean estate is found on a nine-acre plot in Rancho Santa Fe and underwent a $7 million renovation (including interior design) that added all the modern conveniences a luxury homeowner needs. Previously offered for $19.9 million, El Milagro is headed to auction without reserve through Concierge Auctions on August 15.

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Snag an Upper East Side Second Home at 155 East 79th Street

Jul 23, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The 14-story luxury condominium at 155 East 79th Street in New York houses seven, full-floor luxury residences—including a three-level penthouse and a duplex maisonette—and is a pretty great option for a nice vacation home. Found in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side, 155 East 79th Street offers buyers "the privacy and space of a townhouse, but with the full-service offerings of a high-end condominium."

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$118.5M Ritz-Carlton Battery Park Penthouse is the Ultimate 3-for-1 Offer

Jul 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park is taking the penthouse game to a new level by selling The Penthouse Collection at The Residences for $118.5 million, which just so happens to be three different units in one—because one apartment isn't enough. According to the Wall Street Journal,  the combined listing for the three units is the highest asking price for any downtown home in New York City. 

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Live in Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner's $4.9M Love Nest High Up in the Los Angeles Mountains

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Old Hollywood never seems to lose its appeal, with stars like Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe still commanding our attention. Not only do we love looking and speaking like them, we love living like them, which is why celebrity real estate is always going to spark some interest. Listed with Joe Babajian, 2260 Maravilla Drive in Los Angeles has plenty going for it, from its prime location overlooking the city in the Outpost Estates to its list of former residents (like Bela Lugosi and Sinatra himself) — plus, it takes a pretty great photo. 

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The Uniquely Articulated Experience: An Interview with GRADE New York Architects Thomas Hickey & Edward Yedid

Jul 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

To say that GRADE is a full-service architect/design firm doesn't quite get across the enormity of the company's wide range of talents. The partners at GRADE, Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid, have proven themselves experts in most areas of architectural and interior design, creating townhouses, homes, restaurants, buildings, apartments, lofts, studios, retail spaces, and even furniture.

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Live High Above Melbourne In This Lavish $20M+ Eureka 82 Penthouse

Jul 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We've been waiting to check out the one-off Eureka 82 Penthouse for a while now and we have to admit, it doesn't disappoint. Found at the top of Melbourne, Australia's Eureka Tower (which one of the tallest residential buildings in the world), the home is selling for $22 million AUD (which is around $20.7 USD) and spans the entire 82nd floor.

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Banyan Tree Announces New Venture Into Extended-Stay Properties With Cassia

Jul 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Recently, Banyan Tree announced their latest project, a new brand called Cassia which will move the award-winning brand into the serviced apartment sector. Utilizing its expertise in design and innovation, Banyan Tree will now have three brands under its umbrella. Cassia will include one- and two-bedroom units aimed at upper middle-class travelers looking for extended-stay rentals.

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The Mansions at Acqualina Announce $50M Customizable Palazzo di Ricchezze Penthouse

Jul 1, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

A $50 million penthouse called the Palazzo di Ricchezze will soon be up for grabs in The Mansions at Acqualina in Miami. Found in the Isles Beach neighborhood, the oceanfront residence takes over the building's 45th and 46th floors, and offers almost 18,000 square feet of living space.

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