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Architect Richard Meier Sells Collages With Penthouse Purchase

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has created one of the most luxurious residential buildings in Tel Aviv, Israel.... Read More

Inside the Illustrious Mind of Architect Sir Norman Foster

Apr 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Sir Norman Foster — he was knighted in 1990 — is one of the world's most innovative and influential architectural minds, having first gained real fame in the early 1970s as the architect of the Willis Faber and Dumas headquarters in England. The founder and chairman of Foster + Partners, Foster has established himself as an authority of design, motivated by his passion for architectural exploration. Applauded for his artistic instinct, Foster seems endlessly flexible in his designs, creating buildings simultaneously for the present and future.... Read More

Mother Buys $6M New York Apartment for Two-Year-Old Daughter

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  5 Comments

Have you ever thought, "I should buy a £4,000,000 New York apartment for my toddler so she has somewhere to live when she goes to college?" According to the DailyMail, a Chinese state broadcaster has done just that and bought a luxury apartment in Manhattan (for around $6,078,800) in the acclaimed One57 tower for her daughter... Read More

$387M Penthouse in Monaco to Become World's Most Expensive?

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  4 Comments

With an abundance of flashy casinos, luxury yachts, and exciting events (including the Formula One Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo Arts Festival, and the Rolex Tennis Master), Monaco has been a top tourist attraction for years. Many of the world's wealthiest call this destination home...or at least vacation home. As a magnet for property tycoons, it's no surprise that Monaco could very soon be the home of the world's priciest property per square meter, which comes in the form of a multi-story penthouse in the Tour Odeon, ready to hit the market next year.... Read More

$15.9 Million MariSol Malibu Residence Boasts Dream Community

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Malibu is arguably one of the greatest beach spots in the world; it has the ocean, the beach, the surf, and trails that accommodate hikers, bikers, and runners alike. This area is so great that the Beach Boys made it famous in "Surfin' USA," which was about the great surf at County Line Beach. Aside from the music and activities, there is also the deluxe community of MariSol Malibu.... Read More

Sam's Creek Home Was Built For Multi-Tasking

Feb 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

One word that certainly comes to mind after a quick gander at Sam’s Creek is open. The sweeping design of this Bridgehampton, New York residence, executed executed by Bates Masi Architects, was influenced by the busy lives of the builder's clients, one of whom is the owner of a public relations company.... Read More

Building Your Dream Home with Jeffrey Collé

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Pretty much everyone has a vision of their ideal home that has been building up since childhood. Maybe you want a revolving bookcase like the one you saw in Young Frankenstein or a glamorous bathroom fit for Marilyn Monroe. Whatever your dream is, you have to go through the long process of either finding and buying that dream home or having it custom-built just for you. While many may see either task incredibly daunting and painful, thanks to design-builder of Long Island's South Fork Jeffrey Collé, they don't have to be.... Read More

First Design Hotel Opens in the Ukraine

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

11 Mirrors, the first member of Design Hotels™ in the Ukraine, just celebrated its grand opening. The elegantly designed hotel is a modern day reflection of the city. The hotel mirrors the modern, simplistic aesthetic of the city, rather than the heavy imperial style of the past and gives guests a new way to relax in the heart of the Ukrainian capital. The 49 luxurious rooms and suites offer peace and privacy, with windows overlooking Kiev’s historical center, intimate lighting, dark wood accents, spacious bathrooms and subtle bursts of color. With spa-inspired bathrooms, specially designed work spaces and fully-stocked bar areas, guests can easily relax and recharge to enjoy the nearby sights and sounds that the city has to offer.... Read More

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Honors Architect Jeanne Gang and Chicago's Artistic Heritage

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago architecture is legendary and the new Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago is carrying on the city's tradition by celebrating Jeanne Gang, principal and founder of Studio Gang Architects, who designed the Aqua Tower in which the hotel resides. Design enthusiasts will enjoy the hotel's details, including floor-to-ceiling wallpaper murals of the Chicago skyline on each floor, drawn by local artist Steve Slaske. The building features reclaimed Chicago brick walls and steel staircases in homage to the city’s industrial history, as well as a permanent art gallery featuring Chicago artists.... Read More

Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam | Here to Free You From Your Cultural Prison

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Originally built in 1921 as a luxury hotel for Europeans migrating to South America on Royal Dutch Lloyd ships, the Lloyd Hotel sits comfortably on the Eastern Docklands waterfront in Amsterdam.... Read More

Haus am Weinberg Brings Luxury Living to Germany

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Danish architectural firm United Network Studio has completed a modern, minimalist residential space on the outskirts of Stuttgart, Germany. Commissioned by an undisclosed client, the luxury villa, penned The Haus am Weinberg, is designed to incorporate and utilize a central theme of movement, and also reflects the topography of the surrounding area.... Read More

Audi Awards Höweler + Yoon Architecture for Innovative Futuristic Design

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Will the future of the United States actually have clean and reliable transportation? American studio Höweler + Yoon Architecture certainly think so – and then some. According to Dezeen Magazine, their innovative concept won them €100,000 at the Audi Urban Future Award 2012 and involved public transport in the region between Boston and Washington, that they appropriately nicknamed BosWash.... Read More

Tour Luxury Homes To Help Charity

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

There are beautiful houses and then there are Design Homes. Introducing the 2012 Design Home project in Norwell, Massachussetts brought to you by Eugene Mattie Associates, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Boston Magazine. For a $25 donation... Read More

Toronto's Offset Luxury Home

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Living in a luxury home that is unique and different can be pretty important when it comes to setting yourself a part from the herd. Many people scramble to hire the best architect firms to design them the perfect home, featuring everything they didn't even know they wanted. After you've seen the home JA Architecture Studio designed, in part with A.R.T. Design Build, you're probably going to want to save their number.... Read More

Park Inside The Porsche Design Tower "Sky Garage"

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

If parking your car in a “sky garage,” waking up to oceanfront views, and ascending to your luxury apartment in glass elevators is your kind of style, then the Porsche Design Tower located in Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach is where... Read More

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