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Visit the Architecture and History of 11 of the World's Most Stunning Opera Houses

Jun 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter — though their stories are no less amazing. 

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These Million Dollar Miami Penthouses Will Give You the Itch to Move

Nov 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The following three Miami penthouses may not be move-in ready just yet because they aren't finished, but they are available to buy. With prices ranging from $29 to $50 million, these residences are found in the Jade Signature, One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects, and The Bath Club Estates buildings. They are definitely what people think of when they think luxury. 

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Florida's $139M Le Palais Royal is "Most Expensive Palace in U.S."

Oct 21, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Le Palais Royal in Hillsboro Beach, Florida is officially the "most expensive palace in the U.S." currently on the market, with a price tag of $139 million. The French-inspired Beaux Arts mansion found on Millionaires Mile is up for grabs through William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, offering over 60,000 square feet of living space on more than four acres.

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

Aug 27, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

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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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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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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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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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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The Edgeland House May Be the Next Best Thing to Living in the Shire

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There are quite few of us here at JustLuxe who would jump at the chance to live in J.R.R. Tolkien's dreamt-up Shire, it's not a secret, and that's exactly what the Edgeland House made me think of. 

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Singapore's Luxury Residential Market Gets $11 Billion Makeover

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Djani Schafer

The Singapore luxury residential market is set to receive a billion dollar makeover. In the next few years, around USD $11.8 billion worth of integrated developments and iconic residences will pop up across the skyline in an attempt to overhaul the country's luxury residential market.

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Take a Peek Inside the Relaxed Spanish Colonial Revival Design of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards

Mar 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We've been on a mission to find our readers some of the coolest homes out there, and we knew we just had to feature this one. Located in Malibu, California, this home just so happens to be part of the Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. 

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Villa Fiona: The Next Best Thing to Living at the Vatican

Mar 3, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Villa Fiona is probably is as close as you can get to living in Italy, without actually moving there. Found at 2321 Castilian Drive in Los Angeles, this 9,000-square-foot estate is definitely a shining example of extravagance — Ru Paul , Ginger Spice, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert even lived there for a time — and is full of custom-made fixtures and imported materials straight from Italy. 

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