Ward Village's New Gateway Towers Project Stars IMAX Glass Walls and Richard Meier Designs

Sep 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Honolulu’s Ward Village is getting two new buildings called The Gateway Towers, which will bring 236 residences to the luxury coastal community. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners, the flagship towers are named Blade and Cylinder, and range in price from $1.5 million, one-bedroom homes to $20M penthouses. 

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Former Textile Museum Sells for $19 Million as DC's Most Expensive Residence

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

DC’s priciest home is officially off the market after two long years. Formerly the home of the Textile Museum, the estate was bought for $19 million, $3 million less than its original asking price.

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4 Ways to Make & Get That Modern Log Cabin-Esque Look (Even if You Don't Live in the Mountains)

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Karin Gage

Gone are the days of mountain rustic grandeur with dark rooms, heavy beams and taxidermy galore. The new world of log cabin-esque contemporary architecture embraces natural materials and boasts lots of light with plenty of indoor-outdoor living. Technology advancements, energy performance and building make it possible (and even easy) to utilize bigger windows and large, open floorplans.

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Escape From the Las Vegas Strip in This Quaint $3.76M Penthouse at Trump International Hotel

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

With 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over The Strip from the 64th floor, this $3.75 million penthouse in the Trump International Hotel, Las Vegas building seems like the perfect vacation getaway for when you’re feeling up to a bit of gambling. 

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Living Luxe & Feeling Good: Chicago’s Arkadia is Ultra Modern and Yet Still Eco-Friendly

Sep 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The new Arkadia Tower in Chicago’s West Loop is bringing updated luxury to the popular Greektown neighborhood. Rising 33 stories above the city, the property boasts 350 spacious units and 360-degree, unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline.

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The $14.5M Primm Ranch Has Underground Tunnels, a 20-Car Garage & an In-Home Casino

Sep 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When hearing about a home that was almost purchased by Michael Jackson, you know it has to be extravagant and maybe even a little over-the-top—in a good way, of course—and though Primm Ranch definitely fits the latter requirement, it’s surprisingly elegant. 

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Love Modernist Architecture? Meet the Transparent Taghkanic House

Sep 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Taghkanic House looks like a modern art museum set in the middle of rolling hills that could easily be the setting of a Jane Austen novel. The $5.9 million contemporary estate is actually in New York’s Hudson Valley and sits on 115 acres to ensure some serious peace and quiet.

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Conquer Your Fears Between Spa Treatments: Here's What it's Like to Live at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Sep 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The drive from San Diego to The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona includes some major temperature spikes and terrain changes—you get rocky mountains, unforgiving deserts (including one that doubled for Star Wars’ Tatooine), and miles and miles of Saguaro cacti. Though the thermostat may jump from to a suffocating 115 degrees by the time you hit Yuma, it’s alright because Marana seems to be at least 15 degrees cooler than its neighboring towns and cities.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Christian Grey’s $18.5M Bachelor Pad in Trump Tower

Sep 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It looks like Christian Grey’s apartment is officially off the market and we aren’t surprised at all to find out that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was the one who snatched it. According to the Daily Mail, the 2,509-square-foot loft that reportedly inspired Fifty Shades of Grey can be found in New York’s Trump Tower and apparently cost the 30-year-old athlete $18.5 million. Considering Forbes lists him as the 10th richest celebrity in the world and the highest-paid football player (that’s soccer to us yanks), the price tag seems like chump change. 

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Design Your Own Floating Private Island That Doubles as an Artificial Reef

Aug 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Having your own private island is great, but it suffers from a customization issue, since the land tends to be preexisting. Amillarah Private Islands wants to solve that by creating floating private islands and with the help of Christie’s International Real Estate, they’re actually making it a reality. 

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This $1.1M Mansion's Gold Leaf Ceilings Make it Worth the Price Tag

Aug 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As lovely as custom furnishings and imported tile work are, one should never forget the ceiling. You may not want something as dramatic as The Creation of Adam greeting you when you look up, but what about some flashy gold leaf? This $1.1 million Fontainebleau Mansion in New Orleans is bringing some serious attitude to the real estate market with its blinged-out gold ceiling—which, of course, anchors a chandelier. 

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This $2.3 Million Countryside Estate Used to be a 1930s Water Treatment Plant

Aug 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Normally talk of manors in the English countryside leave us dreaming of 18th century buildings, white picket fences and rose gardens worthy of having a proper tea party. This Kent mansion, however, is not that kind of house—it’s so much cooler than that.

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$17.8M Little Hawkins Island Resort Home is Jam-Packed With Customized Goodies

Aug 25, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For $17.8 million, you can pretty much start your very own community by purchasing the three-acre Little Hawkins Island in Sea Island, Georgia. The homes were built by previous owner Del Masters (a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur), who wanted his own private resort to relax with his friends and family. Overall, from planning to interior decorating, the property took seven years to complete and includes four buildings: The Residence, two guest cottages and The Club (which includes a gym and a club room with a bar). 

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London’s New Glass-Bottomed Sky Pool Will Be Suspended 90 Feet Above the Ground

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As an example of something that probably looks much scarier than it actually is, London’s Nine Elms neighborhood will soon have a glass-bottomed Sky Pool that will sit 10 stories off the ground, stretched between two luxury Embassy Gardens residential buildings. Though the structures—which are being built near Battersea Power Station—won’t be finished until 2017, we know that the stunning aquarium-like pool will be 25 meters long (around 82 feet), five meters wide (16 feet) and three meters deep (which is nearly ten feet). It goes without saying, but this pool definitely isn’t for anyone who is afraid of heights!

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DC's Most Expensive 8-Bedroom Rental Can Be Yours for $27.5K a Month

Aug 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Homeownership rates have been steadily declining since the housing market collapse in the late aughts, but since then the number of rental households has increased annually with the strongest period of growth since the ‘80s.

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