Luxury Homes

Historic Estate on William Penn's Land Listed at $2.99 Million

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2012

A historic estate situated on land that once belonged to English financier and philosopher William Penn, who founded Pennsylvania in 1681, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Long & Foster at $2.99 million....


Newest Apartment Amenity | The Sky Garage

Opting for a luxury apartment in an urban city is basically the only way to go, yet, this also poses the inevitable problem of parking. However, if you choose to reside in one of the 56 units at Hamilton Scotts in downtown Singapore, you can rest easy as each unit comes with at least two parking spaces located not in the complex parking garage, but rather, attached to the residents' living room. This isn’t the only complex fitted with a sky garage, as New York’s 200 Eleventh Avenue features a fortress-like garage adjacent to their units and the proposed Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. is following the same design concept. Hey, if you have enough to cash-in for one of these über luxurious units, you probably have a car that is worthy of living room display, right?
BY: Annalisa Solari | 2012

International Real Estate for $250,000

Sometimes the most exhilarating part of our dreams is not the follow-through, but rather, the actual dreaming. Many travel bugs around the globe are guilty of having that “what if?” moment – what if they simply packed up their bags and relocated to a different bustling city? The Movoto Real Estate bloggers have helped take this moment one step further by investigating the global real estate market and determining how much square footage you could purchase with $250,000 (approximately the average price of a home in the United States). They have also calculated some regular expenses, including morning coffee, gym memberships, a gallon of gasoline,a movie theater ticket and the obvious American necessity – the McDonald’s combo meal. Take a look at the cost of living in some of the most popular destinations in the world and discover what a move would really cost you.
BY: Annalisa Solari | 2012

Material Girl Madonna Lists Her Manhattan Home For Sale

For the past few decades Madonna has unarguably been the queen of reinvention, and it looks as if that concept isn't reserved solely for her fashion sense as she has just listed her stunning Central Park West luxury home on the market. Built in...
BY: Annalisa Solari | 2012

Controversial Frank Lloyd Wright Cottage On Petra Island For Sale

BY : Annalisa Solari | 2012

When world renowned and “greatest American architect of all time”, as recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright set out designing what is now known as the Massaro house on the heart shaped Petra Island, he told the then...


The Twists and Turns of Germany's Haus am Weinberg

BY : Tina Stewart | 2012

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...


Play "House" Within Olivia Wilde's Spanish Villa

Known for her sassy character Thirteen on hit TV show "House M.D.", brunette bombshell Olivia Wilde, just listed her own Los Feliz luxury house on the market for almost $2.5 million. Why is she selling such a great looking home? It looks like this...
BY: Annalisa Solari | 2012

Belle Epoque-Style French Riviera Villa Listed at $33.5 Million

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2012

A magnificent villa in Cap d’Ail, a French Riviera resort located a stone’s throw from Monaco, has been listed for sale by Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate Michaël Zingraf Real Estate for about $33.5 million. Frequented in the 1940s by...


Höweler + Yoon Architecture Imagines City's of the Future

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. The four firms invited to the event put on by Audi were told to explore how they think cities will function in the future. Architects of Höweler + Yoon designed a controlled transport infrastructure that would stretch across the BosWash region, connecting the suburbs with the city and vice versa. The jury for this competition was looking for a plan that had the potential to be released in the 2030 (a time frame prescribed by the competition) and took into consideration not only technical innovation but also social and economic context. According to Eric Höweler and J. Meehin Yoon the concept behind the development of the suburbs with single-family homes and white picket fences is outdated and part of an American Dream that has since evolved. Simply put, their idea is to combine individual and public transport through a new kind of mobility platform using our current infrastructure with new flows of traffic and networks to create a mode of transportation following the 450-mile route of the existing Interstate 95 motorway.
BY: Annalisa Solari | 2012

Lake Tahoe's Sugar Bowl Resort Releases 25 Homes in Snowbound Village

BY : James Rothaar | 2012

Twenty-five new home sites are for sale at Summit Crossing at Sugar Bowl Resort in Donner Summit, California. Sugar Bowl Resort is the nearest major Tahoe resort to both the Bay Area and Sacramento.  The new, quarter-acre home sites are located...


Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West House Hunting?

BY : Mila Pantovich | 2012

So many rumors are flying around considering Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, like whether or not they're planning a $20 million wedding. The rumors of wedding bells are mainly in part due to the fact that Kardashian apparently sold her Beverly Hills...


Offset Home Brings Uniqueness to Average Toronto Neighborhood

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. Found in Toronto, Canada, the strange and box-like home is nestled between two average buildings, which help to make it stand out even more. The two-story residence is split into two offset parts, which look like Tetris blocks from the street, and the two living spaces are joined by a narrow staircase that runs through the center of the structure. The house is also built in a way that allows in plenty of natural light. According to Design Boom, due to the design and the way the main floor is uneven with the second, light is able to filter in the first floor from above, which is rare. The entire home takes on different moods and feelings according to the time of day, what type of light filters through, and where that light touches.
BY: Mila Pantovich | 2012
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