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60,000-Square-Foot Replica of Alhambra Palace in Marrakech Listed for Sale at $75M

Feb 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the world’s most spectacular properties, a perfect replica of Spain’s famed Alhambra palace built on 11 acres in Marrakech, has been listed for sale via an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate for about $75M. Comprising nearly 60,000-square-feet with a total of eight bedrooms and baths, the Moroccan estate is straight out of a fairytale. 

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The Kensington Sells the Dream Boston Lifestyle in New Video, Not Just Luxury Apartments

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When we're in the market for a new home, we want to know about the area, not just the building we'll be living in. A lot of luxury residences do a great job with selling their rentals, but they tend to forget about the actual experience of living there.

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Bill Gates' Exclusive Honeymoon Hideaway in Fiji to Be Sold to Highest Bidder

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The ultra-exclusive Lawedua estate on Wakaya Island, Fiji, where Bill and Melinda Gates spent part of their honeymoon in 1994 is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. New York-based Concierge Auctions will conduct the sale on February 7 on behalf of owner Mindy Stearns. 

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Amenity in Demand: Luxury Homeowners Barking For On-Site Services For Their Fluffy Friends

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

While other industries may be struggling to maintain market share, the pet industry is booming with more than 68 percent of all U.S. households being pet owners, according to the American Pet Products Association. Unsurprisingly, the influx of luxury pet centers and hotels that offer guests special privileges with their furry friends is also on the rise, popping up all over the place — such as The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, and the Grove at the Grand Bay.

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Wellington Estate: Part Playboy Mansion, Part Equestrian Paradise

Jan 17, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

For serious equestrians, a luxury home is great, but it doesn't mean much without a spacious parcel of land to sit on. It just so happens that the Wellington Equestrian Estate in Florida has both and will soon be auctioned off on-site during the Platinum Luxury Auctions March 1 event.

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Designer Christian Mussy Redesigns Bel Air Estate with Parisian Elegance

Jan 14, 2014  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary

If you reside in a custom-designed estate situated above A-list celebrities in the hills of Bel Air, there’s a good chance your home could garner a bit of media attention on occasion. If world-renowned interior designer and fabricator, Christian Mussy of Paris, recreated your mansion, then it’s a guarantee. 

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Live on a Suspended Cloud Overlooking the Yatsugatake Mountains

Jan 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it comes to my dream house, I want something overlooking the ocean or overlooking the mountains — either way, it has to be remote. Though I live in a big city now, I grew up in a small town and once you've experienced deathly silent nights and skies lit up by stars, you definitely miss it. 

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This Luxury Moscow Home Isn't the Stonehenge You're Used To

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

We love a good bathtub view and sometimes, that one detail can lift a home up from great to amazing. Even better is when the bedroom gets an equally stunning vista to gaze upon, and this Moscow home does both seemingly effortlessly.

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South American Boutique Travel Company Debuts New Luxury Portfolio in Miami

Jan 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Oasis Collections, the American-run, South American-based boutique hospitality company which pioneered the introduction of a social element and style requirement to short-term rental experiences, has just opened its first portfolio of U.S. properties. Oasis is now offering a number of luxury rentals in the Miami area, including an eight-bedroom private villa that goes for $6,000 per night.

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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.

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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.

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The Swiss Alps' Chedi Andermatt Opens as the Country's Only Year-Round Resort

Dec 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Large comfy chairs, big furry blankets, and beautifully designed fireplaces are a few of the offerings at the new five-star Chedi Andermatt hotel and residences in the Swiss Alps. Guests and owners coming in from the snowy slopes are welcomed into the property’s stylish wood paneling which creates an environment perfectly suited for a cozy Switzerland experience.

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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.

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Find Some Serious Zen at Thailand's Villa Mayavee

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I've never met anyone who visited Thailand and didn't immediately fall in love with it. Whether you are the type to spend hours sunbathing on the beach or exploring tropical jungles, Thailand is where you should be doing it. Don't know where to go? Try Villa Mayavee on the island of Phuket, because…just look at it!

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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.

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