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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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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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The Rugged Charm of the Beartrap Residence in Big Sky's Yellowstone Club

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Beartrap Residence in Big Sky, Montana is more of a "human trap" than anything else, because once you set eyes on it, you're going to want to move in immediately. Designed by Locati Architects, this mountain estate sits in the Yellowstone Club and highlights the type of rugged architecture Nick Offerman's beard dreams of.

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guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and now we're going to tell you about the Tangga House, located in Holland Village (an elite district in Singapore).

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NYC Penthouse Overlooking Hudson River Hits Market at $39.5M

Dec 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Last month the penthouse apartment at 250 West Street, which is found in the middle of TriBeCa's landmark historic district, went on the market for $39.5M. With views of the Hudson River (nearly 120 feet of frontage, to be exact), this residence has its own private entrance on Hubert Street — complete with your own personal loading berth and lobby, where you’re an elevator exclusive to the penthouse takes you right up to the 7,250-square-foot home.

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Live Like a Mermaid In The Fish House By guz architects

Dec 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Personally, I would love to live in a home called Fish House. It makes me think of soothing water elements and of course, mermaids. I've always wanted to live underwater and though that dream may never happen to the full extent that my child self dreamed of, firms like guz architects are out there designing pretty close seconds.

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Real Estate Star Joe Farrell On Giving People the Homes They Really Want

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Joe Farrell is one of the few people who is changing the face of high net worth real estate — more specifically, moderate luxury estates from three to $10M in the Hamptons. Because the Hamptons isn't a very large area, land is at a premium, and much of that land is being developed by Mr. Farrell  (so much so there has been talk of the "Farrellization of the Hamptons").

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Thor Equities Acquires $330+ Million Property On Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Real estate developer Thor Equities, in conjunction with Dutch property firm Meyer Bergman and Israel-based Harel Insurance and Finance Group, has purchased the prestigious address 65-67 Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris for over $330M — though the exact price of the purchase was not revealed. 

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$13.5M Estate Within Renowned Kapalua Resort Ready For No-Reserve Auction

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Kapalua Resort is a luxury development in Maui that spreads across 22,000-acres, featuring a variety of golf courses, restaurants, marine life preserves, wildlife sanctuaries, and of course, gorgeous homes. Within this development rests Kapalua Place, an incredibly secluded and gated enclave that has only eight estates. 

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Fight Off Apocalyptic Hordes In This Luxury Home Dressed As A Fortress

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Is this the ultimate in home security or what? From the exterior it is as imposing as Fort Knox and sports the ambiance of Alcatraz, but this concrete monolith is actually a cleverly disguised luxury residence. The two-story “Safe House,” which is located outside of Warsaw, Poland, was built in 2009. Polish architectural firm KWK Promes designed it per the instruction of the owner to provide maximum security while maintaining all of the comforts of a high-end home. 

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Palm Beach's Impressive Old Palm Golf Club Has an Intimate Opulence

Nov 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Nearly every private club defines itself as exclusive, but few can lay claim to the term as honestly as South Florida’s Old Palm Golf Club, which is permanently limited to 330 memberships. The figure is roughly equal to the amount of estates which can ever be constructed on its 651 lushly landscaped acres in Palm Beach Gardens — a parcel which could easily accommodate twice as many houses. But that wouldn’t be very exclusive, would it?

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Pending Walker Tower Penthouse Contract to Set Record for Residential Property in Manhattan

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The full-level Penthouse One at Walker Tower is currently under contract for more than $50 million after being on the market for less than a month. The pending sales price of this Chelsea-based high-rise residence establishes a new record for a residential property in Manhattan.

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