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The Results Are In! Renzo Piano's The Shard Wins the 2013 Emporis Skyscraper Award

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For the past 14 years, the world's tallest buildings have been vying for the Emporis Skyscraper Award, and this year the honor went to Renzo Piano's The Shard in London. Chosen by the an international panel of experts, over 300 skyscrapers were up for the award — all of which were finished during the previous calendar year and are at least 100 meters in height (around 328 feet)..

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The Carlyle's $9.9M Minotti Penthouse Comes Packed With $1M in Furniture & Art

Jun 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Carlyle Residences and its developer, the Elad Group, recently unveiled their new $9.9-million Minotti Penthouse on the 23rd floor of The Carlyle in Los Angeles. As the building's last penthouse, the luxury home comes fully furnished and packed full of Minotti furniture, décor and curated artwork (collectively worth over $1 million). If what's in these images isn't for you, you can buy the residence without any of the frills for $8.8 million instead — we don't recommend it, because at these prices, what's another million?

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Klopf Architecture Remodels Family Home Into Eichler Homage

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

California-based Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a lucky family home in Burlingame, turning it into something reminiscent of the modern tract housing Joseph Eichler popularized. The owners wanted something clean, open and contemporary, and that's exactly what Klopf gave them.

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London's Heron Brings Retractable Roofs to Luxury Penthouses

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We love a good penthouse apartment and Heron International has launched two that we can't stop staring at. Found in London's 36-story Heron, which is the first major residential development in the city in the past 30 years, the penthouses are spread out across the 35th and 36th floors and are offered for £12 and £18 million (around $20 and $30 million).

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Crown Group is Turning Sydney Into Luxury Capital One Development at a Time

May 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

As the leading developer in Sydney, Crown Group is making us want to book a one-way flight to Australia right now and after you drool over these pictures, you'll want to do the same. CEO Iwan Sunito and his team are seriously setting the bar for luxury residential and mixed-use structures, offering incredible designs and architecture you typically only see in five-star resorts. Plus, they often choose sites that are pretty uninspired and turn them into buildings that give the surrounding neighborhood a boost.

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Hauntingly Historic American Horror Story Mansion Back on Market

May 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

People in Los Angeles are pretty familiar with the registered cultural monument at 1120 Westchester Place that's affectionately dubbed the "Murder House" — you know, the spooky mansion that has popped up in a number of movies and television shows, like the first season of American Horror Story. The estate, which has been everything from a private home and chapel to a Hollywood film set, is officially looking for a new owner at only $5 million. 

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Buy Dracula's Infamous $80M Bran Castle & Live Like a Real Vampire

May 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Count Dracula is the vampire to end all vampires (none of that glittering nonsense we've been faced with lately). He lived in a Transylvanian castle that was the very definition of Gothic and creepy, and the real life castle that is thought of having been its inspiration is now up for grabs. 

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Billy Wilder's Historic Los Angeles Home is Given a "Hollywood Glam Deco" Makeover

May 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Scott Thomas Interior Design has been giving Billy Wilder's (Some Like It Hot) former historic home a complete makeover, transofrming it into the "Hollywood Glam Deco" haven it deserves to be. The residence was designed specifically for the screenwriter by famed African-American, Los Angeles-based architect Paul R. Williams in 1929 (who also built homes for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Lon Chaney).

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Is This Man Really Selling His Millionaire Life on Craigslist?

May 12, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With an ad on Craigslist, a website called Life: for sale, and a video (an explicit one, at that), Benjamin Mallah's plans to sell his millionaire life seems way too good to be true. Mallah (who may be Tony Soprano's cousin) has made himself a comfortable life by flipping and managing several properties, having started from the bottom.

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Mercedes House Suite 1545 Offers Midtown Respite by the Week

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

During celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe’s last season on her reality TV show, she pleaded with her husband to purchase a second home in New York (the first being in LA). The oversized-sunglass-wearing blonde was tired of staying in hotel penthouse suites and wanted a homier atmosphere for her many trips to the city. If you’re like Zoe and have stayed in your share of luxury properties, you may want to consider booking a private condo instead.

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Italy Auctions Off Most Haunted Island in World in Hopes of Turning It Into Luxury Hotel

Apr 30, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some people get a rush when the power goes out and they see a flash of movement in the corner of their eye (while others hide). If you consider yourself a bit of a thrill seeker and never miss an episode of Ghost Adventures, you should probably get in the real estate game and buy Poveglia island. 

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$10M Reserve Bahamian Innocence Island Up for Auction, Winner Will be Neighbors with Johnny Depp

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Innocence Island, a private 681-acre Bahamian paradise found in the Exuma island chain, is coming up for auction on May 15 at Trump SoHo New York, courtesy of Concierge Auctions and in cooperation with Damianos Sotheby's International Realty. With the reserve set at $10 million (which is actually really cheap for your own island), there's a chance that this extraordinary property can be purchased for a mere fraction of the original offered price of $55 million. 

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Does Your City Rank in Christie's Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Markets?

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In January of last year, news broke that Japan’s second richest man, Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, had paid $117.5 million for a nine-acre estate in Woodside, California. That set the tone for a booming luxury market that lasted through all of 2013, according to a new report from Christie’s International Real Estate called Luxury Defined: An Insight into the Luxury Residential Property Market.

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New Hampshire's Most Exclusive Estate Listed at $49 Million

Apr 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Longview, the most significant residential real estate offering ever to come to market in New Hampshire, has been listed for sale through Christie’s International Real Estate at a staggering $49 million. One of the most exclusive properties anywhere in New England, the estate is situated on 16.56 acres on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee with the likes of Mitt Romney and other wealthy denizens inhabiting more modest mansions nearby. 

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Enter to Win the Million-Dollar High-Tech 2014 HGTV Smart Home in Nashville

Apr 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The only thing better than owning a brand new, fully-furnished, high-tech, state-of-the-art family home in Nashville, Tennessee, is getting one for free and having it star in its own TV show. HGTV has put out a virtual welcome mat by inviting the world to enter its annual dream home giveaway and to tour the 2014 Smart Home in an online portfolio. 

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