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Brilliantly positioned on Madison Avenue amidst designer boutiques, celebrated galleries, world-renowned museums and iconic Central Park, The Carlyle is a legend in its own right and is glorious proof that one need not be a Manhattan resident to feel like one. Revive your spirit and indulge your senses in a hotel rich with history.
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ESTATE OF MIND
It is always a surprise where you find wisdom.
or me it was a recent encounter with Jonathan, who works at the front desk at the building where I live. He started by FMichigan, telling me that he is a living miracle because he is 25 and is alive to tell about it. He grew up in a very rough part of Detroit, and moved to Dallas to take part in the thriving economy. Unable to attend college, he began reading chapter after
chapter, book after book and his goal is to read more books in his lifetime than many Ph.D.’s. Whether he reaches that goal or not, Jonathan lives for what inspires him. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has many projects that, if they come to fruition, will make him a great success story. One of the books/programs that he wants to manage his life and businesses by is StrengthsFinder2.0 by Tom Rath. As he was talking, Jonathan reminded me that we must find ways to use our strengths, whether as a business person, spouse, entrepreneur, parent or leader of any kind. So often we try to manage people’s weaknesses instead of finding their strengths and engaging them for success. I recently took our management team to a giftedness coach so that I could see how each person’s gifts work together. It was important to me that their roles engage their strengths. To that end, I have invited several of my top real estate advisors to share their market strengths with you in this issue, from second homes, to investing in real estate to some new ideas on vertical living. I hope you enjoy getting to know some of my team. One of my strengths, as you will see in this new MetaLuxe, is loving and embracing a variety of interests, stories and ideas, which we’ve included in this issue. You’ll spend some time with Alice Walton, daughter of the retailing pioneer, who has ranching in her blood and art on her mind. You’ll also meet photographer Nic Nicosia, who reveals contrast and conflict in his artfully staged works. We’re also providing a glimpse into the much-lauded galleries of the Meadows Museum, where the largest collection of Spanish art outside of Spain has earned the museum the title “Prado on the Prairie.” You’re sure to be swept up in the glamour and history of Istanbul, as we visit this thriving business center on the shores of the Bosphorus, and you’ll meet fashion designer Lela Rose who is dressing celebrities and real women around the world in her bright, whimsical collections. You’ll also read about the founding of the Rhodes Scholarship, unique and fun places to see when visiting New York, and great art, wine, jewels and more from Sotheby’s Auction House. We at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty are in the real estate business, but as you see we are all about lifestyle. Luxury isn’t a price point, but a zest for the incredible and extraordinary. Allow yourself to be transported to this world of the extraordinary, the world of MetaLuxe. Please enjoy the read.
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IN THIS ISSUE
International Realty MetaLuxe Volume 2 Issue 1 SPRING 2013
3 EstatE of mInd by Robbie Briggs
31 VILLa KURUCEsmE
7 PRado on tHE PRaIRIE
33 VILLa aU soLEIL
8-9 GRand PRIX d’HoRLoGERIE
34-35 aRt In tHE sKy, mUsEUm toWER
10 CHEPstoW CREsCEnt
37 notEs fRom nyC
17 mEta aRtE
38-39 PRoVEnçaL CHaRm
18-19 VILLa tRIsaRa
41 sotHEBys aUCtIon
21-22 UP CLosE WItH aLICE WaLton
42-43 VILLa PaoLIna
24-25 CLassIC RadIomIR
45 nIC nICosIa [tHE BooK]
27 IstanBUL, RICH HIstoRy, modERn maRVEL
48-51 LELa RosE, tEXas fasHIonIsta
28-29 tHE RHodEs sCHoLaRsHIP
55-59 LoCaLLy GLoBaLLy
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE PENNY TOWER COOK
AN ENCHANTING ESTATE Ginger Nobles Susan Baldwin
44 GULF COAST LIVING Michael Lawler
16 MEET ELLEN TERRY ELLEN TERRY
20 UNBRIDLED OPPORTUNITIES
26 WORLD MEETS
23 CULTURAL GATEWAY
30 MIx IT UP
Brian Luker & Nanette Luker
NEIGHBORHOOD Pogir Wynne Moore & Perry Moore
32 UP FOR URBAN
44 THERE IS NOTHING 'SECOND'
47 MORPHING EMOTION
53 BEAUTY IS AS BEAUTY LIVES
40 DIRECT FLIGHT TO THE ExOTIC
46 CLASSIC DESIGN FOR
52 OPENING UP THE 1980s
54 YOU’RE INVITED TO
Robin McMonigle Ellen Stemmons Harbison Tim Cox Pogir
ABOUT SECOND HOMES Christy Berry A MODERN AGE Michelle Wood
INTO INCOME Jonathan Rosen
Jeannie Nethery Baird Reed
Joan Eleazer Jeff Eleazer Layne Pitzer
JOIN THE PARTY Alex Trusler Karla Trusler Will Seale
Love Where you Live Penny tower Cook offers insight into why people are moving to dallas.
When did you move to dallas?
I first came to Dallas when I was 15 years old. My sisters and I were boarders at The Hockaday School, a private girls school in North Dallas. From the beginning I felt welcomed here.
you have a passion for dallas. Why?
Dallas has a great heart and welcoming spirit. It embraces newcomers and encourages companies, individuals and international people to become part of the city, not just visitors. Some of our most influential arts patrons and business leaders have not even been in Dallas a decade and yet they are very much a part of this great city.
Is dallas a good business city?
Dallas is a big part of the Texas economic engine that has weathered the recession better than many other states. Dallas’ $300 million investment in downtown will generate more than $1 billion in income from business and real estate growth. Forbes magazine listed Dallas as No. 8 for business in the country. And Dallas’ leadership is visionary and looks to public and private partnerships to fund world-class projects.
Is dallas misunderstood? does it have interesting neighborhoods?
Dallas is a city for all personalities and lifestyles, not what is depicted in the TV show “Dallas.” It is urban. It is stylish and sophisticated. It is contemporary. It is arty and, of course, it is historical. I enjoy searching neighborhoods and finding homes my clients love – whether they are from out of town, out of the country or right here in Dallas. It is rewarding getting to know them and matching them with a home that suits their lifestyle.
Penny Tower Cook 214-384-2847 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prado on the Prairie
uring business trips to spain in the 1950s, texas philanthropist and oil financier algur H. meadows spent many hours at the famed Prado museum in madrid. the Prado’s spectacular collection of spanish masterpieces inspired meadows to begin his own collection of spanish art and fueled his desire to establish “a small Prado in texas.” this vision ultimately led to the founding of the meadows museum in 1965 in dallas.
Located on the 100-year-old campus of southern methodist University, the museum now houses one of the best collections of spanish art in the world, including seminal works by El Greco, Velázquez, Ribera, murillo, Goya, miró and Picasso. the museum is also home to several sculptures by major 20th-century masters, including auguste Rodin, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry moore, Claes oldenburg, david smith and fritz Wotruba. at the base of the museum’s plaza lies the signature 40-by-90 foot moving sculpture, Wave, designed by santiago Calatrava. “algur H. meadows occupies a special place among the preeminent donors and visionaries who have literally changed the course of smU,” says dr. R. Gerald turner, University president.
In the years since its founding, the meadows museum has maintained a fruitful relationship with the Prado, enjoying the periodic exchange of works of the highest quality. In 2009 the two institutions inaugurated a unique partnership agreement that deepened the connections between them, including the loan of three masterpieces over three years, technical collaboration to produce new scholarship and exhibitions surrounding the loans, and creation of shared graduate fellow positions at each institution. In 2012 the agreement was extended further to include the organization of two large-scale exhibitions that would be shared between them. the first of these is Impressions of Europe, an exhibit of more than 100 luminous works by nineteenth-century landscape artist martín Rico y ortega (1833-1908). shown in madrid last fall and on view in dallas until July 7, it follows Rico’s journey across some of the most splendid scenes in spain, Italy, france and switzerland as he captures stunning vistas, rugged landscapes, serene Venetian canals, and slice-of-life moments that artfully recall the essence of a quieter life. In summer 2014 the second exhibition, which features an important group of spanish drawings from the Kunsthalle of Hamburg, Germany, will be first presented at the meadows museum and then travel to the Prado. the Kunsthalle has one of the most significant collections of spanish drawings anywhere, including masterpieces by murillo and Goya. on december 8th, the meadows will introduce an exhibit of the great Valencian painter Joaquín sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), known for his portraiture and landscape work. Sorolla and America will explore sorolla’s unique relationship with the United states in the early twentieth century. sorolla was the most internationally known spanish artist until the arrival of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), and his paintings are in many of the most important museums and private collections in the world. “many have called the meadows museum a ‘Prado on the Prairie’,” says director mark a. Roglán. “this unprecedented collaboration between a university art museum and a major international art institution has made algur meadows’ vision come true in a very tangible way, providing the dallas community and all its visitors with a singular cultural experience.” for more information, visit meadowsmuseumdallas.org
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GRAND PRIX D’HORLOGERIE | GENEV A CELEB RATES THE B EST I N WATCHMAKING TEXT BY: MARIE A. PICON
The repeated image of the iconic
Golden Hand trophy interspersed with the familiar numerals of a watch dial danced over the façade of Geneva’s Grand Théâtre in a light show that welcomed all comers to the 12th annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards ceremony celebrating the best of the watchmaking year. Jointly presented by Adriana Karembeu and Frédéric Beigbeder on November 15, 2012, the glittering event was attended by Swiss federal councilor Alain Berset, representatives of the Geneva regional authorities and many of the watch industry’s most influential figures. The international jury, comprised of watch industry professionals, watchmaking historians, journalists and collectors, awarded the “Aiguille d’Or”
Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2
Grand Prize for the finest timepiece of the year to the Mikrogirder by TAG Heuer. The winning watch forgoes the traditional hairspring and balance in favor of a new style of mechanical regulator that is unaffected by gravity and beats with a frequency of 7.2 million bph (1,000 Hz). It is the fastest mechanical regulator ever produced. In other notable wins, newcomer HYT took the prize for innovation for its H1, a hydromechanical watch that moves liquid around the dial inside a capillary to indicate the passing hours. Greubel
Forsey’s quadruple-tourbillon Invention Piece 2 took the Complicated Watch Prize, giving its makers their third win at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie. And the prize for Best Watchmaker went to Carole Forestier Kasapi, the genius behind many of the mechanical wonders that have emerged from Cartier’s high horology workshop in recent years. Once again this year, the public was invited to vote for favorite timepieces from among the 70 watches preselected by the jury. The Public Prize is awarded by visitors to the annual Geneva exhibition of nominated watches and by visitors to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève website. In addition to the Men’s Watch Prize, collector favorite MB&F walked away with this year’s Public Prize for its Legacy Machine N°1, it’s first round watch. There was at least one other significant first this year. A live broadcast of the awards ceremony with English translation was available to fans of horology the world over via the Euronews.org website, and a watch party took place at Tourneau in New York. For the first time, aficionados everywhere were able to join in the celebration as the winners MB&F Legacy Machine No. 1
were announced. It’s the next best thing to being under the light show at the Grand Théâtre in person. gphg.org
Grand Prize, the “Aiguille d’Or”: TAG Heuer Mikrogirder
Men’s Watch Prize: MB&F Legacy Machine N°1
Ladies’ Watch Prize: Chanel Flying Tourbillon Première
Innovation Watch Prize: HYT H1 Titanium Black DLC
Jewelry and Artistic Crafts Watch Prize: Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set
Complicated Watch Prize: Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2
Sports Watch Prize: Habring2 Doppel 2.0
“La Petite Aiguille” Watch Prize: Zenith Pilot Big Date Special
Best Watchmaker Prize: Carole Forestier Kasapi
Special Jury Prize: Société Suisse de Chronométrie
Public Prize: MB&F, Legacy Machine N°1
TAG Heuer Mikrogirder
“OUR MIKROGIRDER CHRONOGRAPH IS THE ULTIMATE IN HIGH-PRECISION TIMING; IT CONSIGNS QUARTZ TO HISTORICAL OBLIVION.” —JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BABIN, TAG HEUER
CHEPstoW CREsCEnt London, England 2, 500 square feet
an idyllic safe haven in one of London's premier addresses. www.briggsfreeman.com
an Enchanting Estate 4337 San Carlos, Dallas, TX
hen a designer/ homebuilder creates a home to live in, you know that every detail has undergone the most careful scrutinyâ€”from the antique hardware dressing the cabinetry to the slate roof that formerly sat atop a home in London. this spectacular University Park estate is imbued with all the old European style and relaxed design that is found in the California Wine Country. With walls of french doors along the first floor, it offers alfresco opportunities from almost every angle. Guests will gather in a comfortable wine-tasting room that opens to a side patio and fire pit that welcome year-round entertaining. the comfortable den leads to a terrace where guests can share a meal or take a dip in the pool and spa. on the third floor, a full-size gym connects to a large spa bath, perfect for post-workout restoration. Susan Baldwin 214.763.1591 email@example.com
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Naples is a premier destination on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida. It is all about exquisite sunsets, sophisticated amenities, a wide variety of arts and entertainment venues, pristine beaches, challenging golf courses, lush landscaping and almost perfect weather. Just steps away from the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades and The Ten Thousand Islands, Naples always appeals to boaters and fishing enthusiasts. Residents are privileged to live in some of the most luxurious homes in the world.
GULF COAST LIVING Michael G. Lawler was born at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio. Shortly thereafter, his family moved back to Rochester, New York. There, Michael started in the real estate industry and began the foundation of his successful real estate sales and marketing career. He became well-versed in corporate relocation and new construction and found his true passion for waterfront properties in the beautiful glacier-formed Finger Lakes area. After visiting Naples’ beaches and the Gulf’s emerald sparkling waters, Michael chose Naples, Florida as his home. For nearly fifteen years, he has been one of its most ardent champions and successful real estate professionals. Michael is a leading and sought-after luxury real estate specialist with Premier Sotheby's International Realty, serving the Gulf Coast’s high-end market and the power-player clientele drawn to Naples from all over the world. As his company’s leadership explains, “Our aim is always to identify and partner with top talent in the real estate industry, not only to uphold our legendary standards, but also to continue to improve on our reputation for renowned service. It is our privilege to have Michael Lawler represent Premier Sotheby's International Realty.” Michael, his wife, Michele, his son and twin daughters live the same on-the-water lifestyle that draws buyers to Southwest Florida every day. Whether he is boating on the waters of the Gulf or shelling with family on the beaches of Naples and our coast’s barrier islands, Michael’s connection to “natural” Florida and his dedication to preserving its beauty are always top of mind. He has been a supporter of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for many years. Combining left-brain analytics with right-brain creativity, Michael demonstrates an in-depth understanding of market trends that only comes with significant experience in the field. Blend that with his attuned listening skills and creative edge for marketing and one understands Michael Lawler’s successful, ongoing, professional connections to hundreds of buyers and sellers of luxury residences in Southwest Florida. His colleagues say: “Michael Lawler is the model for what every real estate professional should be: knowledgeable, honorable, scrupulous, of course, and thoroughly committed to providing exemplary service to every client every day. He is like no other.”
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Michael G. Lawler The Village 4001 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, Florida 34103 888.744.5831 email@example.com michaellawler.premiersothebysrealty.com With lifetime sales approaching a billion dollars, Michael has achieved sales goals that rank him among the top ten agents in the world. He represents buyers and sellers in all of Naplesâ€™ luxury marketsâ€”from the estates and cottages of Port Royal and Old Naples to the beachfront towers and luxury homes of Park Shore and The Moorings and Bay Colony. 13
This season we pay homage to the Centennial Anniversary of the Town of Highland Park, home to HIGHLAND PARK VILLAGE. Take a walk with us down memory lane and experience the nuances of Fashion Through the Decades inspired by the Spring 2013 Collections.
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40s Alexander McQueen
our stores & restaurants include: Akris Alexander McQueen Anne Fontaine Beretta Gallery Billy Reid Carolina Herrera Chanel Christian Louboutin Cole Haan Diane von Furstenberg Dior Escada Five and Ten Hadleigh’s Harry Winston Hermès Jimmy Choo Judith Ripka Kiehl’s Since 1851 LAFCO New York Leggiadro Lela Rose Loro Piana Madison Pockets Menswear Rag & Bone Ralph Lauren Saint Laurent Paris Scoop NYC St. John Stella McCartney Tory Burch Trina Turk Vince William Noble Rare Jewels Bistro 31 Café Pacific Marquee Grill & Bar Mi Cocina partial listing gift cards available complimentary valet parking HPV ILLAGE.COM 214.443.9898 at mockingbird lane and preston road 15
meet Ellen terry A legend in luxury real estate, her legacy is her family
or many years, I have spent the majority of my summers with my family in Carmel, California. These cherished summers are when I really get to know their personalities and where we make wonderful memories for generations to come. In working with clients, I realize that with every season of life, choosing a primary home or a vacation property is all about connecting to family and friends. Each transaction gives me a new and rewarding experience. It is exciting for me to be a part of placing my clients in a home where they will create their own memories with their families. I would love to put your family in the home of their dreams. Ellen Terry 214-727-6767 firstname.lastname@example.org ellenterry.com
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sUmmER EvEnTs 66th Festival de Cannes May 15 - May 26 Cannes, France
Monaco Grand Prix May 23 – May 26 Monaco
Art 44 Basel
June 13 – June 16 Basel, Switzerland
Jean Michel Basquiat Untitled (Pecho/oreja), 1982-83 Estimate £7,000,000-£9,000,000
Wimbledon Tennis June 24-July 7
Henley Royal Regatta July 3, 2013 – July 7
Running of the Bulls, Pamplona
Joseph-Émmanuel Zwiener Gilt-bronze mounted kingwood and end-cut marquetry art-case grand piano à queue Hamburg, circa 1902-1904 $200,000-$300,000
July 6 – July 14 Pamplona, Spain
Longines Royal International Horse Show July 30 – August 4
Hickstead Show Ground, West Sussex
Bristol Balloon Fiesta
August 8 – August 11 Bristol, Somerset
U.S. Open Tennis
August 26 – September 9 Flushing Meadows, New York
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance August 18
Pebble Beach Golf Links, California
VILLa tRIsaRa Phuket, Thailand 3,500 square feet
sea views from within a lush garden. www.briggsfreeman.com
Unbridled opportunities Kirk’s Rockin’ K 8496 County Road 97, Celina, Texas
prized location and state-of-the-art facilities create a world of opportunities for this 314-acre property in the center of north texas’ booming business corridor and at the heart of picturesque horse country. Perfectly positioned to work as a family home, weekend getaway, corporate retreat or commercial entity, this urban adventure land is set on the highest point in the county, giving it expansive views and exceptional accessibility. Commercial opportunities – its location in the middle of the area’s busy growth sector, near major highways and businesses make this property ripe for many development opportunities. Breeding and showing – 40 large mare stalls, which can be converted to 80 stalls, foaling out stalls and a high-end breeding lab meet the needs of the horse-breeding industry. the fanned-and-vented, competition-ready arena is unlike any other showplace in the region. Constructed to the highest competition standards, it features professional footing. Legacy ranch – generations of family and friends will enjoy an authentic texas ranch experience at this premier property located minutes from north texas urban centers. Whether for full-time or weekend use, this rare homestead provides luxury ranch living. Brian Luker 817-919-9729 email@example.com nanette Luker 817-235-8260 firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a cold sunrise on the Rocking W, and young horses are already out and about on the property. Alice Walton’s ranch in western Parker County is one of the places where she is most comfortable.
that’s what those closest to one of the richest women in the world call her. she’s fiercely private but openly passionate about the things that mean the most to her: art, family and, of course, horses. By Gail Bennison Photos by Jeremy Enlow
It’s late November
on a warm, sunny day on the Rocking W Ranch in western Parker County, texas. on a hilltop patio overlooking miles of forestland and the Brazos River, alice Walton is grilling salmon for her ranch family’s lunch. Everyone who works on the 3,200acre horse ranch calls her alice. she considers them all family. Cutting horse breeder and competitor and heiress to the Walmart fortune, she is one of the wealthiest women in the world, but she is neither pretentious nor vain. Her long brown hair is silverstreaked naturally and pulled back in a simple ponytail. she doesn’t like to shop, and she pretty much lives in jeans and boots. at 63, her face is tanned, with no cosmetic enhancements. she smiles and laughs easily and often and speaks in what we’ll call down-home arkansas.
Alice alice lives in a one-story stucco house of about 4,200 square feet designed by aledo architect Richard Wintersole. the interior is composed of natural wood and stone, with comfortable furniture in hues of blue and yellow. she was involved in every aspect of the home’s creation, from selecting paint colors to choosing which flowers to blend in with the native grasses. stunning works of art, many contemporary, hang on the walls. alice bought her first piece of art when she was in the fifth grade — a reproduction of Picasso’s Blue nude she got from her father’s preWalmart Ben franklin store. she points out large natural crystals on the tables and notes that they are a daily reminder of her beloved arkansas. alice has no livein domestic staff, and she does her own cooking. It’s private and peaceful, which is exactly how she wants it. alice is no longer married, and has no children. Her horses are her children. one of the constants in her life is Joan Evans, an efficient, no-nonsense but cheerful woman who’s been the office manager and “gatekeeper” at the Rocking W for over a decade. If you want to know anything about the ranch, its champion horses or alice, Joan is your first call. In her personal life, alice is private. “she tries to maintain anonymity so she can be out in the public as an ordinary person,” Joan says. “People may think it is, but it’s not easy being alice Walton.” alice is most passionate about two things: cutting horses and art. While she recently celebrated the first anniversary of the opening of the Crystal Bridges museum of american art, located in the center of Bentonville on the land where she played as a child, today, it’s all about the horses. on this afternoon, she drives her Polaris six-wheeler down the hill from her house to the barns, her rat terrier friday by her side. she is wearing a persimmon leather jacket over a silk blouse, with printed skinny jeans tucked into her cowboy boots. alice is renowned for running one of the finest and most profitable broodmare programs in the cutting horse business. It’s difficult if not impossible to figure out which horse she loves the most. the Boon, definitely a sentimental favorite, is a red roan stallion out of one of alice’s great mares, Boon san Kitty, and leading cutting sire Peptoboonsmal. the Boon is smart, quick, aggressive on a cow and strong, which is exactly what alice looks for in her cutting horses. and she’s proud of Rockin W, the 2009 national Cutting Horse association (nCHa) open champion and namesake of her ranch. Inside the cutting arena, alice decides to ride the Boon, mounting the strongwilled stallion with ease and putting on a brief cutting display. “Isn’t he something?” she asks. 22
Alice’s ranch family: Kneeling is Patti Haney, broodmare manager with Buster and Kate, the border collie. On the back row is ranch manager Mike Madzia; loper Kaily Sherrard holds Friday, the rat terrier. Alice is holding The Boon, and next to Alice is her trainer, Jesse Lennox, and Joan Evans, the office manager.
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The early years Born in 1949 and growing up in Bentonville, alice says she always has been a tomboy (she had three brothers and was the youngest of the children) and was into horses from the day she was born. Granddaddy Robson, her mother’s father, was a cattle rancher in oklahoma. He gave the Walton kids their first horse as a Christmas present when alice was in the third grade. “the only time I could get out of school was to go to oklahoma and ride. I got to brand with the cowboys, and I thought I was cool. that was my favorite thing.” she worked at her father’s Ben franklin store selling popcorn and was paid in little china horses. she also worked at various Walmart stores in the summers and after school. “When I was in high school, I helped the guys make the displays. I did every job there was to do. I wrapped presents for Christmas, but I never was good at that,” she says. “daddy told me that I’d learn more if I’d be a waitress, because you learn about people, and that’s one job I wish I’d done. of course, it’s never too late. I could still do it.” from her mother, alice says she learned generosity. “sometimes I’d come in and say, ‘mom, what can I give so-and-so as a gift?’ she’d say, ‘alice, you give something that you love the most.’ my mom really was special." Local friends, local causes fellow cutting horse breeders and competitors stacie and david mcdavid own a ranch in Weatherford and have been close friends with alice for 20 years. “alice feels a strong kinship to arkansas,” stacie says. “But she cares deeply about what happens here. she gives so much anonymously that few people really know how generous she is.” alice’s support and work with fort Worth’s national Cowgirl museum and Hall of fame earned her the fern sawyer award in 2007. she also serves on the board of its Cultural district neighbor, the amon Carter museum of american art. alice’s primary philanthropic activity is as a board member of the Walton family foundation, which focuses on education reform and economic development in the mississippi delta region and in northwest arkansas, and environmental conservation. she also founded Camp War Eagle on arkansas’ Beaver
Grounded and grateful this day, she strokes the Boon’s muzzle, smiles, leans in to kiss him and wipes away her own tears. she and the Boon have been through a lot together. the horse had a serious torn leg ligament last year that required him to be in a cast for months. she had her own health scare, too. alice smoked cigarettes for many years and was treated for lung cancer two years ago. she has never talked about it publicly until now but says if disclosing this part of her life encourages someone, then it’s worth telling. the doctor told her that only 5 percent of people diagnosed with her type of cancer survive two years. she attributes her survival to early diagnosis. “to go through something like this," she says, "does two things: It makes me incredibly grateful to have made it through, and it makes me want to spend my time in the most positive way. It gives you an amazing sense of the value of time, and I’m very fortunate to have time. I want to use it wisely.” she lives life to the fullest now. alice practices yoga several times a week and enjoys kayaking, tubing and fishing on the Brazos. an avid sportswoman, she and several close friends fly to Canada for salmon fishing. she hunts duck and wild boar on the Rocking W and on family land not far from the mexican border. alice will be the first to tell you emphatically that age is all in your head. “When it’s all said and done, I really hope that I have given more than I’ve received, that I’ve given enough to make a difference in people’s lives,” alice says. “It doesn’t have anything to do with money. It has to do with helping give others a better life. It’s just that simple.”
The 3,200-acre ranch isn’t fancy or even that big by Texas standards.
Cultural Gateway John Zimmerman introduces the cultural gateway to the american West.
orking and playing in the metroplex is what John Zimmerman, luxury home market specialist, does best. from his hometown to the many vibrant western suburbs, John introduces people to exceptional neighborhoods and sophisticated living in southlake, Westlake, Colleyville, fort Worth and more. one of Johnâ€™s exceptional homes is located on a bluff overlooking the dramatic fort Worth skyline; this 16-acre landmark estate was created by local philanthropists don and Gloria siratt as the ultimate family gathering place. While on a trip to Italy, the couple visited a breathtaking, mediterraneaninfluenced monastery that inspired their vision for a legacy homestead. they built the terracotta and tile, 7,558 square-foot home to accommodate generations of visitors looking to splash in the infinity edge pool, dine al fresco in one of the many courtyards and enjoy acres of exploration. they even included a threestory wine tower with 360Â° views of the city and four surrounding counties. the property, in the gated montserrat community, offers luxurious and sophisticated living. It is surrounded by exceptional architecture and endless views of rolling hills and cool rivers. John Zimmerman 817-343-0090 email@example.com jzfortworth.com
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TIMEKEEPING TRIO | THE RAD IOMI R 1 0 D AYS GMT SPECI AL ED I TI ONS TEXT BY: MARIE A. PICON
Taking its classic Radiomir aesthetic to a new
level of luxe, Officine Panerai has issued a trio of special precious-metal editions of the Radiomir 10 Days GMT. The well-known case design that first appeared in 1936 in watches made for the underwater forces of the Royal Italian Navy now appears in platinum, white gold and rose gold versions. What’s inside the case is arguably more impressive than the glowing exterior, however. Each case holds an example of Panerai’s own P.2003 manufacture movement. It is a robust caliber with all the technical characteristics inherent in the P.2000 series of movements, namely a variable inertia balance, free-sprung balance spring, frequency of 28,800 bph, three spring barrels, GMT function with 24-hour indication, rapid setting to local time, date function, a stopseconds mechanism and seconds reset. But this particular
variant differs, and adds value, with its automatic winding and 10-day power reserve. An oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings rotates in both directions to wind the trio of spring barrels. Panerai is justifiably proud of the fact that this movement and others in its expanding repertoire are produced at its own Officine Panerai manufacture in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Showing off the handiwork, including the movement’s fine finishing, is a sapphire crystal exhibition window in the caseback.
Small Arabic numerals applied adjacent to the round hour markers update the dial, which retains the maker’s famous sandwich structure with a luminescent layer beneath the upper dial. In addition to local time and date, the dial displays a second time zone, via a central hand; am/pm status on the small seconds chapter at 9; and remaining power reserve via a linear indicator on the lower half of the dial. Dial and strap colors vary according to the particular precious metal of the 45mm diameter case.
The platinum version (PAM 495) receives a black dial and brown alligator strap, while the white gold version (PAM 496) has a black dial and strap. And the rose gold case (PAM 497) is complemented by a brown dial and dark brown strap. The numbers produced in each metal likewise vary, with 100 examples in platinum and 250 examples in each color of 18-karat gold—meaning that each one is special, indeed. panerai.com
Left to right: Radiomir 10 Days GMT Platino (PAM 495), Oro Bianco (PAM 496), and Oro Rosso (PAM 497)
World meets neighborhood Real estate advisor Pogir blends architecture with international living.
have lived all over the world and can honestly say the energy from each city starts with its architecture and natural beauty such as the sun, green spaces and water and how they mix with the culture. Living in London, with its rich history, old world architecture and commitment to preservation has given me an understanding of the classic elements of a city. my time in miami gave me an appreciation of how the ocean affects both the buildings, as well as the culture, of a city. studying architecture in Johannesburg and actually living in these cities has enriched my life and enabled me to understand that everything has a connection to peoplesâ€™ pasts. these life experiences guide and shape how I work with clients. Helping them choose homes is about where they came from, where they want to go and how they want to live. I am energized when my family and I travel, and I instinctively study buildings to see how they have aged or analyze how a new building is making its presence known in the cityâ€™s skyline. this is why I love finding my clients a penthouse with great views of the city or a classic, traditional home with all of the features that help them create a special place of their own. It is understanding that the architecture, home and neighborhood are truly reflective of the clients. Everyone today needs to take a world view on how we live and play. Pogir 214-244-3103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich History, Modern Marvel
ou can see the complexity of Istanbul’s past just by walking its streets, where you might pass a Catholic church, a Jewish synagogue and a muslim mosque – all within walking distance of the other. Considering that history – millennia of sumptuous influences from cultures both East and West – it only makes sense that Istanbul has developed into a destination for luxury. But what struck me most when I visited for the Global Leadership Conference and summit of the young President’s organization was the architecture. It left me speechless. the historic peninsula is still surrounded in part by the 15th century walls of Constantinople, with its heavy stonework and turrets. along the Bosphorus strait, the spires and domes of topkaki Palace create a breathtaking vista, while farther down the Bosphorus modern suspension bridges and the clean lines of skyscrapers such as the sapphire, the tallest building in Istanbul, rise out of the landscape. the play of historic against modern is a theme that pervades Istanbul, and I found it most interesting when it came to the city’s luxury marketplaces. at armaggan, a seven-story emporium with the cachet of a small boutique, the unique contemporary designs in the diverse, high-end collection of homewares, accessories, design objects, jewelry and natural textiles are inspired by traditional work. armaggan also shows work by contemporary turkish artists – the future of Istanbul’s consumer economy. at Vakko, one of turkey’s main luxury brands specializing in beautiful silk scarves along with leather goods, homewares and fashion, the design center and corporate headquarters is amazing architecturally, but what is more important is how that translates to a commitment to quality and exceptional growth. Istanbul served as a perfect setting for yPo events, which bring together the world’s top CEos to learn from and exchange ideas with top business, political and cultural leaders. the region now known as Istanbul has been an international hub of land and sea commerce for centuries, dating back to its role as a major trading spot along the silk Road. today, Istanbul’s strategic and idyllic location, straddling the Bosphorus strait and connecting the Black sea to the mediterranean sea, solidifies its place among modern economic and tourism hubs in both Europe and asia. as the home of 30
billionaires with a combined net worth of $48.7 billion, Istanbul ranked fifth on Forbes magazine’s 2012 list of Billionaire Cities. In 2011, turkey attracted more that 31 million foreign tourists and ranked as the sixth most popular tourist destination in the world. Istanbul alone is home to 61 five-star and 86 four-star hotels, plus hundreds of restaurants with cuisine that spans the globe. turkey's rapid recovery from the global downturn is giving a new boost to the government's plan to turn Istanbul into an international financial center to rival dubai and, eventually, even London. With more than 13 million residents, Istanbul has served as the engine for a consumer-led upturn that has turkey outperforming its peers by a considerable margin. I learned why the country’s recovery was largely consumer-led just by visiting Istanbul’s many luxury shopping spots: the quality and beauty of the products manufactured here is amazing – and they often are offered by companies that have operated for decades, if not more than a century. one example is stepevi, a carpet company run by the same turkish family since 1919. It has evolved from selling traditional turkish carpets to manufacturing carpets that can be used in large-scale commercial projects; stepevi has showrooms in Istanbul, new york, Paris, London and milan. and though the economic priority has been manufacturing, the turkish people are creating investment opportunities in real estate, finance, automotive, energy and renewable energy, iron, steel and petrochemicals. that eye toward economic expansion goes hand-in-hand with continued growth in tourism. In 2012, Istanbul ranked eighth in the World’s top 20 fastest Growing destination Cities, part of the masterCard Global destination Cities Index. those tourists are drawn first to the city’s history and culture, and then fall in love with its modern attractions. again, it’s all part of Istanbul: a city rooted in a rich past but vital to the future. Maria Cintron Magennis is Director of International and new Business for Briggs Freeman sotheby’s International Realty. 27
The Rhodes Scholarship
A native of England who found his fortune in the diamond mines of South Africa, Cecil Rhodes left a legacy of scholarship, leadership, and service.
By avery Briggs
ecil John Rhodes – businessman, statesman, and mining magnate – was an eccentric man with a falsetto laugh and a philosophy of imperialism that both confused and intrigued his classmates at oxford University. He gradually earned their respect, however, as a man of substance with ambitious ideas regarding the diamond industry. In 1888, Cecil co-founded de Beers Consolidated mines, Ltd., one of the world’s leading diamond mining companies, and in 1890, he became the prime minister of Cape Colony in south africa. But it wasn’t until he died in 1902 that his legacy was set.
Written into his will was the imaginative idea to use his wealth to award students from all over the world scholarships to study at oxford University. the purpose: to foster publicspirited, international leaders and to promote understanding and peace globally. thus, in 1903, the Rhodes scholarship – the world’s most prestigious international postgraduate award – was established. Cecil outlined four criteria for awardees. a student must possess outstanding intellect and character, capacity for leadership and a commitment to serve. today, a class of 83 scholars is selected from 14 geographic locations: australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica and Commonwealth Caribbean, Kenya, new Zealand, Pakistan, southern africa, the United states, Zambia and Zimbabwe. an overwhelming majority of graduates choose careers in teaching, writing, scientific research, medicine, law, the military or public service. “scholars are expected to do well academically,” said Rhodes scholar Paul s. Giordano, class of 1987. “But the point of the scholarships then, and I believe still today, is to cultivate well-rounded leaders. some things can be learned through books; many can’t. Cecil Rhodes understood that very well.”
Rhodes House is the meeting place for scholarship recipients attending Oxford.
ince its inception, more than 7,000 scholarships have been awarded, and more than 4,000 Rhodes scholars are alive today, including such notable scholars as Edwin Hubble, Bill Clinton and naomi Wolf. In 1928, oxford University commissioned the building of Rhodes House, an early 20th-century mansion in oxford with public rooms, gardens, a library and study areas. It serves as the home of the Rhodes trust, an educational charity whose primary purpose is to support the scholars. “Rhodes scholars are generally dispersed among the colleges of oxford and live and study there. the Rhodes House serves as a focal point for Rhodes scholars, as both formal and informal social gatherings are held there,” Giordano said.
albert Einstein, in 1931, delivered three lectures at the house, and chemistry don Edmund Bowen saved the now-famous blackboard on which Einstein scribbled his notes during the second lecture. you can still it see at the museum of the History of science at oxford.
most notable scholars Here are some of the most famous 7,000 Rhodes Scholars. The Hubble Telescope was named for Edwin Hubble, a Rhodes Scholar and American astronomer who graduated in 1910.
Edwin Hubble – class of 1910, the man credited for discovering galaxies beyond the milky Way spent his time at oxford University studying law. Dean Rusk – class of 1931, his studies of history and political science at oxford prepped him well to serve as U.s. secretary of state from 1961 to 1969 under John f. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Lord Howard Florey – class of 1921, this australian pharmacologist was awarded the nobel Prize in medicine with alexander fleming and Ernst Chain for discovering penicillin.
William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford.
James William Fulbright – class of 1926, he studied law at oxford and then was elected to the House of Representatives in 1943, served in the senate from 1945 to 1974, and then established the fulbright Program, which provides students and professionals with grants to study, learn, teach, and research abroad. Bill Bradley – class of 1965, this political athlete received an olympic gold medal for basketball before studying politics, philosophy and economics at oxford. He then entered the new Jersey Hall of fame, served in the senate and ran as a presidential candidate in 2000.
Bill Clinton – class of 1968, Clinton studied law at oxford and was very active in student life, most notably in protests against the Vietnam War. Rhodes Scholar Naomi Wolf, is the author of The Beauty Myth.
n 1977, women were admitted into the program for the first time. that year 72 scholars were selected worldwide, of which 24 were women. “I met a number of extremely bright, talented people from around the world, including my fellow Rhodes scholars, and learned a lot from talking and debating ideas with them,” Giordano remarked. “Understanding the interconnectedness of things in the world has been of lasting importance to me.” Giordano and thousands of others have benefited from their time set aside at oxford University to wrestle with the politics, philosophies and economics of their day, to seek answers to the question, “what is the good life,” and to graduate as wellrounded leaders – sharp, compassionate, and determined to make a difference.
Kris Kristofferson – class of 1958, Kristofferson studied English literature and began his musical career while at oxford. He has since won several Grammys. Terrence Malik – class of 1966, director of The Thin Red Line, Badlands and The Tree of Life, malik studied theology at oxford. a disagreement with his thesis adviser, however, caused him to leave oxford without finishing his doctorate.
naomi Wolf – class of 1987, an american author and social critic, Wolf conducted research while at oxford that eventually became her international bestseller The Beauty Myth. Randal Pinkett – class of 1994, Pinkett gained celebrity status when donald trump hired him after he won the fourth season of The Apprentice. 29
mix it UP Wynne and Perry say Contemporary can be a neighbor to a Classic.
are any architecture styles more popular than others? Just as you see many personalities and lifestyles in neighborhoods, you see an openness to different designs and styles as neighbors. Recently, I sold, rather quickly, a wonderful, modern, sleek estate that was in a very traditional neighborhood.
Even in suburban neighborhoods can you build a contemporary?
Absolutely. Of course, that is if it is done with style and quality. If you are the first to do a contemporary your neighbors will be taking your lead. You must start, of course, with a great architect, a wonderful lot and fine materials.
If most homes are historical should you build a classic home?
I work with clients that want both. Look at the neighborhood as the stage and then make your architecture your personal style and performance. People applaud luxury and beauty, and that is what makes design timeless. Itâ€™s not just the type of architecture.
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VILLa KURUCEsmE Istanbul, Turkey 5,000 square feet
stunning panoramic views in the heart of the Bosphorus. www.briggsfreeman.com
UP for Urban Robin and Ellen see dallas as a new energized urban mecca.
does dallas have an urban culture?
In the last three years, Uptown/ Downtown Dallas has become a vital, energized place to live. With great restaurants, the newly added green space of Klyde Warren Park, world-class art venues, theaters, museums and the symphony, people are flocking to live in this urban center.
are there great places to live vertically in dallas?
Yes. There are several beautiful new vertical spaces that give people the high life. The latest of these is Museum Tower, 42 floors of sleek contemporary living with the most lavish amenities. From sunrise to sunset the extraordinary views make you feel as if you are in a dream.
Who is buying Uptown/ downtown dallas?
Just like neighborhoods, we have several great buildings with exceptional concierge service and personality that match all lifestyles. Dallas is attracting people from all over the world who love and want urban living. Also many traditional Dallasites are buying and looking in this area. Instead of people picking their perfect street, they are picking their perfect view.
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VILLa aU soLEIL Lurin, St Barth 28,000 square feet
Postcard vistas of the azure waters of st. Jean Baie. www.briggsfreeman.com
Art in the Sky Laree Hulshoff may have grown up with her feet firmly planted in small-town Oklahoma, but her destiny ultimately led her to a home in the clouds soaring above Dallasâ€™ brilliant skyline.
s a patron of the arts who calls herself more of an accumulator than a collector, Hulshoff along with husband Ben fischer, are designing a home on the tower’s 23rd floor, which they will fill with pieces accumulated both as individuals and as a couple. With the help of designer Bill Booziotis they are creating a living gallery, even wrapping structural columns with a special belt that will allow for hanging smaller pieces. and in a nod to the concept of living art, Hulshoff is installing an indoor garden wall that continues under a glass window to an outdoor plot on the large terrace. “With as much light as we get, I can grow something in almost any room. that’s the kind of gardening I like—no weeding and no mowing,” she said.
although the home is still under works, Hulshoff is wasting no time taking advantage of the many artful offerings at this luxury high-rise. on may 2nd she will host 125 people in museum tower’s glass-encased Gallery as a fundraiser for aWaRE, an auxiliary of the Who wouldn’t want to live in a work of art,” asked alzheimer’s association. the this former investment consultant and new owner event will be held on the heels of the dallas art fair, at Museum Tower. “I get to look out my windows and local artist and smU every day and see beauty, creativity and some of graduate dan Rizzie will the best architecture in the world. donate two works for the event. Hulshoff is on the advisory council for the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of texas at dallas, which focuses on the aging mind and cognitive health.
1918 olive street dallas, tX 75201 www.museumtowerdallas.com • 214.954.1234
“they already have everything here that we need for the event—a beautiful space, valet parking, staff to help with the planning and wonderful food just outside the door,” said this seasoned hostess. “I’ll have nothing to do the night of the party but make sure everyone is having a wonderful time. this is elegant living in a wonderful town with adorable people.” 35
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rying to decide where to eat, drink and be merry in new york City is a full-time job. Who can remember if you are willing to be caught dead at restaurant X or if you’re still supposed to be shopping in the same places? for your next jaunt to nyC, here is the “of-the-moment” shortlist of where to go, including classics and new favorites.
Fivestory 18 E 69th st, new York, nY 10021 Everyone knows the usual uptown shopping spots, but for a new experience, step into the Upper East side townhouse that houses fivestory. two floors of curated merchandise so intimately displayed, it’s as though you have stepped into a friend’s closet. Jewelry, home décor and accessories from some of the world’s most exclusive brands hang side by side. you can see a range from classics you’d find at Bergdorf’s to the edgy up-and-comers you can only find in super cool boutiques such as Colette and 10CorsoComo. fivestoryny.com Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, nY 11249 skip all the tried-and-true spots for a great view and make the trek over to Brooklyn’s hot spot Wythe Hotel for a truly breathtaking vision of manhattan seen from the Williamsburg waterfront. Pop up to the Ides Rooftop Bar to enjoy a martini and watch the sun set over manhattan. then make your way back down to the hotel’s restaurant the Reynard for duck rillettes and a plate of new york’s best french fries. wythehotel.com
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MoMA PS1 and M. Wells Dinette 22-25 Jackson Ave. Long Island City, nY 11101 Beat the crowds at moma and head out to Long Island City, Queens, to spend the day in the sister exhibition space moma Ps1. Enjoy works by artists such as sol Lewitt and James turell, as well as ever-changing exhibitions by lesserknown experimental artists. Come for the art but stay for m. Wells dinette. after the original buzzy m. Wells diner closed following a rent dispute, moma brought it back to life inside Ps1. Enjoy a late lunch (m. Wells closes at 6) before heading back into the city. momaps1.org ABC Carpet & Home 888 Broadway, new York, nY 10003 a great place to wander on any afternoon is the flagship location of flatiron’s most famous high-end home store. make a trip through all six floors to see everything from supermodern Calvin Klein to luxe European antiques. White walls, creaking wood floors, glittering chandeliers and antique rugs characterize the store’s eco-friendly aesthetic. Even for those not currently decorating, the inspirational space is worth a lengthy visit. abchome.com Soul Cycle various Locations the obsession of hard-bodied new yorkers, soul Cycle is the ultimate fitness cult. Book a class at one of the studio’s many locations and burn hundreds of calories riding along with pulsing music. Instructors will yell out inspirational yogaesque advice about transforming yourself, and you may or may not trip over Kelly Ripa on the way out. soul-cycle.com Lady M Cake Boutique 41 East 78th st new York, nY 10021 duck in to the famous Upper East side spot for a taste of the signature Lady m mille Crepes. the cake is made from alternating layers of paper-thin crepes and light-as-air cream with a caramelized top. these lady-like cakes are irresistible, and munching on them in this austere white boutique feels like a spa getaway. ladym.com Woody Allen at the Carlyle 35 East 76th st., 212-744-1600 mondays at 8:45 pm, Woody allen and the Eddy davis new orleans Jazz Band perform at the classic Carlyle Hotel. see the iconic new yorker on his jazz clarinet while enjoying cocktails at the always-chic Café Carlyle. the landmark setting alone complements an array of shows. It is an iconic part of the cabaret and jazz scene, as well as a nice way to see a show away from crowded Broadway. woodyallenpages.com
PRoVEnรงaL CHaRm Mougins, France 6,500 square feet
Exquisite home nestled within groves of lavender and olive trees. www.briggsfreeman.com
direct flight to the Exotic 17 Padre Guillen, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
he gentle breezes and pristine beaches of san Jose del Cabo await—only a few hours from West Coast and southwest addresses. Jump on a late-afternoon flight from major airports and you’ll arrive in time to admire the brilliant sunset across the sea of Cortez. Wake up every morning at this private, paradise estate to find sunlight streaming through large windows, as blue waves lap the shoreline below. this sevenbedroom mediterranean palazzo was built for a discerning executive who treasures serene beauty and all the amenities expected at a luxury residence. the property and community are double-gated for the highest level of privacy. In the evening, invite friends over to this fully equipped home that is ready for sophisticated entertaining – from a chef’s kitchen and 900-bottle cellar to a state-of-the-art screening room. outside the party continues on a grand terrace alongside an infinity-edge pool and spa surrounded by a series of open-air rooms with floor-to-ceiling curtains that move to the rhythm of the ocean. you’ll enjoy hours of respite under blue skies and tranquil palms.
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tRaVEL ADvEnTuREs The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon
For a cool six figures, Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions can create a luxury camp on the ice, complete with a hot air balloon and a noted filmmaker to record the trip.
Kayak Thailand's Lost-World Lagoons
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Vietnam's Halong Bay has more limestone islands, but Phang Nga Bay, just east of Phuket, boasts the greatest number of hongs – hidden, jungle-clad interior lagoons filled with hornbills and kingfishers. Hop into an inflatable kayak and experience them the only way possible: by paddling through sea caves at low tide.
Cycle the Connemara Coast
Ireland’s rugged west coast had an irresistible appeal for writers such as William Butler Yeats and John Millington Synge. Saddle up for a ride through vivid, quintessential vistas – undulating green hills, centuries-old castles and abbeys, flocks of sheep – enhanced with a pint of Guinness or a dram of peated single-malt Connemara whiskey at a local pub.
Mush with wolves, reindeer, bears and lynx high above the Arctic Circle. This expedition through the Scandinavian back country navigates pristine forests and snowy mountains, as well as frozen rivers and glacial lakes, with overnights at rustic, wood-heated cabins bathed by the Northern Lights.
Ice Climb Quebec
Slip on your fleece, strap on the crampons and clamber up frozen Montmorency Falls, only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City. The 300-foot ascent is considered one of the top ice climbs in North America.
Afghanistan – Trek the Northeast Corner
Way up in the northeast corner is an area known as the Wakhan Corridor, so remote the locals still take pleasure in welcoming strangers. On the Wilderness Travel's Wakhan Corridor Trek, you enter from Tajikistan, and then walk, and walk, and walk at altitudes up to 16,000 feet.
Whitewater rafting in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Bosnia of the headlines is gone, as you’ll discover when your journey begins in culturally fascinating Sarajevo and traverses a green countryside of mountains and Class II-III whitewater rivers, including the three you’ll raft – among them the Tara, which flows through the “Grand Canyon of the Balkans.”
Be First to Go to Myanmar
Welcome to an enchanting land of golden pagodas, velvet shoes and lotus flowers. After decades of darkness, the horizon is full of hope as visitors are being encouraged to explore the treasures of this unique Asian country.
VILLa PaoLIna Lucca, Tuscany, Italy 12,900 square feet
Historic estate overlooking the tyrrhenian coast www.briggsfreeman.com
there is nothing 'second' about second homes. Christy Berry, top Producer 2012 for Briggs freeman sotheby’s, answers questions about her homes in dallas and northern michigan.
Why do you prefer to not use the term ‘second home’?
When using the word “second,” often times there are implications alluding to the fact that something is of less value than that of the “first.” I think I can speak freely for many who own multiple properties in saying that each is of equal value and significance in the homeowner’s lives. Pertaining to my own life, our summer home, which is situated in a secluded forest within walking distance to the beach in Northern Michigan, serves as a place of refuge from my metropolitan home of Dallas, Texas. Both places are distinguishably different but equally treasured by my husband and me and our five children. You would not see the same Harbor Springs that I see, if you were in a hotel room.
What has your michigan home offered you and your family?
The list would be endless! Our home up in Harbor Springs has given us a safe haven, a place of peace, years and years of memories, and a true sanctuary. Although there is a ten year gap between my oldest and youngest born, it is safe to say that every one of us is grateful for the weather, our special friends from all over the world, and the anchorage it has provided each of us as no matter wherever life takes us, we can always come back to Harbor Springs. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of such an extraordinary place as a young child. I have summered in Michigan my whole life and my parents before me. It is so special to have all of my childhood friends children grow up with my children. It is truly a community in every sense of the word and I know it will remain one for many years to come.
In buying homes in different parts of the world, how do you choose?
Every person and family is different. As a licensed real estate agent in both Michigan and Texas, I am able to help facilitate the process and determine what is of value to a family. My job is beyond fulfilling in the sense that I can contribute to the decision making process in such way – a person’s home is so much more than meets the eye. Heartfelt sincerity has been poured into every inch and it’s important to remember that upon searching for a potential new home or vice versa, in selling it. One universal piece of advice I offer is to take a close look at the community. It’s essential to making your house into a “home,” as community serves to bring people together and create an environment that will make a person comfortable. I remind people to look at what they value in their lives, identify where their hearts are, and invest in a house and community.
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[The Book] It’s intriguing, attractive – and smart, to boot.
n any sensible world, the new book nic nicosia would be deemed art. Put bluntly, it’s art about art. Consider not only its luxe design, trendy craftsmanship and dVd – although each of these things is breathtakingly gorgeous. Its content and resonant thoughtfulness is brightly illuminating. In fact, nicosia lauds his bookish colleagues mightily – and for good reason. His images of suburbia and photographs of jammed rooms (many are actually carefully crafted sets) create a stunning effect by delivering spectacles of disquietude. Consequently, it took genuine intellectual neatness to capture both his work and the “theatre” of his artistic process. says he, “I work with ideas that won’t go away. I make work about what I’m feeling psychologically or what I see in the environment. and then I make things to make pictures.” While this sounds simple enough, it’s not. nicosia’s work becomes ruthlessly complicated for two reasons: It carries cinematic heft – it insinuates a narrative – and it’s also usually a tad insidious.
thus, michelle White’s introduction to the book is a woundingly perfect confection. she begins with a quotation from don deLillo’s book, White noise – and she could not have chosen a more perfect vector into nicosia’s world. after all, deLillo and nicosia both give us the cosmos at a slant. thus, the book is interestingly and intensely mimetic. It even includes a short story – “Road” by Philipp meyer – that conveys the same chilling psychological deftness as nicosia’s honed suburban scenes. In it, one character intones, “I guess I’m running.” a woman offers a rejoinder, “Who isn’t?” all this, and infinitely more, circulates around nicosia, a native dallasite, a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory school of dallas and young man whose first recollection of making film was photographing headless chickens. nicosia’s words: “I woke up to our housekeeper wringing the necks of our Easter chicks … that had grown into big fat roosters. one by one they ran around the yard without their heads. I grabbed the 8 mm movie camera and filmed the whole event.” He went on to create images, such as “Real Pictures, #11,” in which viewers are made privy to three children, clad in summer shorts. they’re in a grassy backyard and everything upon first glance is perfectly normal – except a bush is burning. onlookers are left wondering at an image that operates as a hybrid of divine intervention and enmity. a young girl looks over her shoulder at the camera and a boy to her left holds a gasoline can. this image is deemed “wildly preposterous,” according to ms. White – and she’s correct. that’s what makes it worth contemplating and what makes both nicosia’s work and the eponymous book worth owning. nicosia has attained huge success. museums that have acquired his work for their permanent collections include: the Guggenheim, moma, the Whitney museum of american art, the Los angeles Country museum of art, the dma, the museum of fine arts, Houston, the modern art museum of fort Worth and (many) more. However, now he’s happily ensconced in santa fe and working prolifically. Regarding nic nicosia, the book, he simply states: “I want people who aren’t familiar with my work to become familiar with it – and I want the ones who are familiar with it to understand it differently.” mission accomplished. this is a tome worth buying, keeping and poring over again and then again.
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Before we ended our conversation, he added a comment about working while listening to Bach. nicosia has been learning violin for the past two years, and Bach’s Brandenburg concertos have moved him so mightily that he titled the piece he was working on “wish I could play bach BC #3.” nicosia has established an enormous corpus of compelling work – and now he has a monumentally brilliant book that makes it easy for admirers to revel in a haunted past and the ongoing freakish squall of the present.
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Classic design for a modern age 4205 Lakeside Drive, Dallas, TX
landmark, historic home at an instantly recognized Highland Park address is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture that embraces todayâ€™s modern life. originally designed in 1922 by renowned architect anton Korn, this iconic home is masterfully designed to have multiple views of turtle Creek, a centerpiece of dallas history. Lakeside drive is the place where generations of children have scrambled to feed ducks and geese, families still visit for sunday picnics and springtime prompts the blooming of thousands of pink, red and white azalea bushes that line this signature boulevard. original architectural details in this iconic home include intricate millwork, hand-blown windows and antique fireplace surrounds that lend a sense of authenticity and provenance to this estate nestled among many of the cityâ€™s premier homes. a painstaking renovation evolved the living spaces, enhancing tall ceilings, expansive rooms, an open floor plan and large windows that welcome the light and unmatched scenery. a glorious, two-story loggia invites family and guests to wander outside and enjoy a moment of solitude among the lush greenery. Unparalleled address, timeless design and beautiful appointments make this home a dallas treasure. Michelle Wood 214-564-0234 email@example.com michelle-wood.com
morphing emotion into income Real estate advisor Jonathan Rosen sees RoI as strong as emotion when buying a home.
What is happening in real estate today?
What should people do before buying a certain property?
Homebuyers today are much more savvy. The recessionary time has prompted our top luxury buyers to do even more research to support their decisions. Savvy buyers still want sophisticated and beautiful properties, but they also want to make a smart decision. Loss is not a luxury.
They shouldnâ€™t get carried away with emotion. I always try to be the business advisor with my real estate clients. Emotion has been put on the back burner or at least side-by-side with the return on investment. Because of the low interest rates, there has never been a better time to buy a home, but it is extremely important that you buy smart so that you are able to sell with a profit.
are you seeing people invest in real estate?
Definitely. With the uncertainty of the stock market, real estate can be a wise and more stable investment. I have been working with many people out of state, as well as groups of physicians who are looking to diversify out of the stock market and into real estate. Many are looking at pooling their money and buying several properties with short and long-term gains. The good news about Dallas is that rental properties are being leased at premium rates.
Jonathan Rosen 214-927-1313 firstname.lastname@example.org jonathangrosen.com
Lela Rose Photography by Steven Pan
“She's the sweetest little rosebud that Texas ever knew Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew You can talk about your Clementine and sing of Rosalie But the Yellow Rose of Texas is the only girl for me”
Texas Fashionista in a New York State of Mind
By dave muscari
t is hard to imagine a last name more apropos of her home state of Texas. In the case of Lela Rose, it fits perfectly, like one of her signature fitted tweed pencil skirts, straight out of an episode of Mad Men. She is a shock of blonde hair with a luminescent smile, a high level of laser focus and energy to match.
Step inside her flagship boutique in Highland Park Village. It is filled with girlie-girl fun, so characteristic of her work. In design circles, she has Rose graduated from the University of Colorado in the early 90’s, where she immersed become well known for her lighthearted herself in art, painting and sculpture. While a student she was struck by the area’s blend of unconventional fabrics, optimistic spectacular natural beauty -- the sublime colors and breathtaking profiles of the landscapes, colors and textures. Her punchy prints and which continue to influence her work to this day. Rose began working with fabrics through playful sense of whimsy create a distinctive various school art projects. Then she learned to sew. At CU Rose built a small business level of casual accessibility, while handdesigning vests made from vintage scarves. finished craftsmanship and attention to the After college she attended the Parsons School of Design in New York City. It is widely smallest details contribute to the nearrecognized as one of the most prestigious art and design schools in the world. For years effortless sophistication in her designs. Parsons has been a training ground for some of the world’s most illustrious designers and She grew up in Dallas, the daughter of artists including Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Norman Rockwell, Jasper socialite parents Deedie and Edward Johns, Edward Hopper and more. She spent two years at Parsons then went to work with “Rusty” Rose. Her father is well known in New York designer Christian Francis Roth. Fashion insiders were talking about Roth’s works these parts as the founder of a successful in glowing tones, making him one of the industry’s hot new properties of the day. Later investment firm. Once upon a time he was she worked with designer Richard Tyler in Los Angeles, and in 1996 she launched her own also a co-owner of professional baseball’s collection working out of her apartment. Texas Rangers. The team’s managing Initially Rose cut her teeth by working directly with a variety of private clients. Then in partner at the time was George W. Bush, 2001 everything changed. She designed gowns worn by Jena and Barbara Bush at their who left to be governor of Texas and later… father’s Presidential inauguration. Needless to say, the fashion world was watching. Soon you know the rest. Rose expanded her reach and was working directly with New York-based Bergdorf-Goodman and Neiman Marcus in her hometown. Her list of clients grew as well and began to resemble a who’s who of Hollywood. She designed for actresses including Ashley Judd, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Selma Blair and Dallas native Jessica Simpson. And as if that’s not enough, Rose even designed the dress that The Muppet’s bountifully beautiful Miss Piggy wore to the 2005 Emmy Awards. 49
The grid and cable influences for the lace and plaid patterns featured in her fall collection were imaginatively inspired by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, the architect behind Dallas' stunning new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
Cable-stayed plaid side pleated dress
n 2007 Rose’s visibility took another giant step forward (no pun intended) when she introduced a line of affordable-footwear and handbags for Payless Shoes. She also launched a marvelously romantic collection for brides and bridesmaids, punctuated with her special touches. These days she is regularly featured in the most important fashion publications -- Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Based in New York, Rose is never too far Zigzag knit, sulfur knitted wool straight skirt from Dallas. She opened a Highland Park Village store in 2011, and has featured designs that directly reflect fundamentals of her hometown. For example the grid and cable influences for her lace and plaid patterns featured in her fall collection were imaginatively inspired by Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, the architect behind Dallas’ stunning new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. She also designs many of her own textiles, and features a variety of styles in sizes up to 16.
Her work has an exciting blend of influences. It has a definitive organic quality to it, inspired by architectural elements as well as the work of various artists such as German abstract and photorealistic painter Gerhard Richter…complex yet accessible and casually elegant in tone. Rose’s shows are see-and-be-seen events in New York with Hollywood glitterati and international fashion VIPs perched elbow to elbow along the runways. Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and daughter Eva Amurri, Mandy Moore, Shantel VanSanten, AnnaSophia Robb and Brad Goreski have all been spotted ringside soaking up the Texas designer’s latest work.
e caught up with the ultra-busy fashionista for a quick question and answer session. She was simply charming.
DHM: As a native Texan, how have your roots influenced your work over the years? LR: I love how Texas women are always dressed. Even when I was growing up, I was aware that the women around me were turned out for any occasion, no matter how casual. Thought was put into how one looked. This has been a main influence for the kind of clothing that I like to design. Texas women are not afraid of color. Nor am I. Rarely do I want to see something in black; I always much prefer something bright and colorful. DHM: You started a business while still a college student. That must have been good training for what was to follow throughout your life? LR: I was always an entrepreneurial and creative child, so putting the two together was natural to me. It helped me gain confidence to know that I could do things on my own.
Actress Susan Sarandan at Lela Rose runway collection during Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week on September 11, 2011 in New York.
Ivory silk cloqué dress with twisted metal embroidered shoulder
DHM: You have been enormously successful. In the beginning, were your parents supportive of your goal to be a fashion designer? LR: My parents have always been supportive, but I know they worried about my going into fashion. So many people are drawn to the industry, and I think they were worried I was going to have my heart broken if it didn’t work out for me. Now that I am a parent, I completely understand their trepidation.
Photography by Kristina Bowman
Lela Rose's store in Highland Park Village, Dallas
DHM: Beyond fashion designers, who are some of the artists that have influenced your work? LR: Santiago Calatrava, Gerhard Richter, Jim Hodges, Richard Avedon and William Klein. DHM: We Texans have been known to guild the lily now and then. Without naming names, have you ever had a client ask you to design something that was so over the top, even you couldn’t believe it? LR: I am rarely ever surprised by requests as customers seem to have a strong point of view when special ordering. However, when I had to explain what a San Antonio fiesta festival gown was to my New York-based design team, their expressions were priceless. With that being said, we never had so much fun being creative, not only with the customer but with the fabric, embroidery and, of course, the color! DHM: Do you see Dallas as a prominent center for fashion and design in general?
Absolutely! Over the last decade, Dallas has made quite the commitment to contemporary art and architecture. People all over New York City now ask me about Dallas and talk about the cultural hub it has become. As it is true that Dallas has grown, let’s remember that Dallas is the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, one of the great showcases of fashion!
DHM: How would you describe a typical day in the life of Lela Rose, if there were such a thing? I wake the kids up and we all drink a delicious protein smoothie made with lots of spinach to get us going. I then ride the kids to work on my giant bike (along with Stitch, our dog). Once I drop them off at school, I will usually head over to the Union Square Greenmarket and shop for whatever looks good (spring and summer are naturally the most bountiful). Then I head into the office to review email, designs, fabrics, patterns, etc. I spend most of my day working on the upcoming collection. Sometimes that means choosing fabrics, draping and sketching (I feel like I am at arts and crafts camp sometimes!). I bike home about 6:30 in the evening and start dinner for the family. We all eat together most nights and then play some cards or Yahtzee, which is my daughter’s favorite game.
DHM: What do you miss most about your hometown? LR: My family, spending time at the ranch, good Mexican food, and a not too cold winter! 51
opening up the 1980s Jeannie and Baird give perspective on renovating for the decades.
Why are 1980s houses challenging to renovate?
Many architects acknowledge that the 1980s were not the finest moment for architecture. However, after personally redoing homes built in the 1980s and seeing how they can work fabulously, it is nothing to fear. They can be great homes for today’s standards.
What are people wanting when they renovate homes of any decade?
People are wanting fewer rooms and flexible spaces. They don’t want to feel compartmentalized and want many things happening in a room to meet the lifestyle of friends and family. This may include removing walls and making great rooms where breakfast, living and dining work together. The most significant thing people can do, according to architects, are the windows. Recently, I worked with a homebuilder in changing out the windows and removing the transom, so you have this illusion of ceiling to floor sunlight with no shutters. It’s all about letting the outdoors in with great sun and green space. It’s a wall of nature.
do certain communities offer easy renovation?
I have worked in several gated communities built in the 1980s that are well designed, but need updating. People are looking for smaller places that can be redesigned with an architect. These homes can become lock and leave properties and serve as the primary or secondary residence. They can be wonderful investments where owners can live well and still work within their financial commitments.
Jeannie nethery 214-803-3787 email@example.com
Baird Reed 214-926-9613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beauty is as Beauty Lives 3821 Beverly Drive, Dallas, TX Acclaimed by many as one of the prettiest homes on one of the most beautiful blocks in Dallas.
lassically mediterranean in style and detailed with all the amenities expected by todayâ€™s sophisticated homeowner, this stunning estate boasts a graciously designed floor plan that accommodates modern living and elegant entertaining. Expansive arched doorways, tall ceilings and large windows draw light throughout this perfectly proportioned home. Parties, and there will be many, will flow seamlessly among rooms detailed with french doors, wood paneling and exquisite moldings.
Joan Eleazer 214.537.5923 email@example.com
outside, a covered terrace off the family and breakfast rooms overlooks the pool, spa and manicured lawn. mature trees shade the grounds and create ideal spots for relaxation.
Jeff Eleazer 214.566.4141 firstname.lastname@example.org
Located on a premier lot and situated among some of the most renowned architecture in the city, this home is a timeless blend of elegance and livability.
Layne Pitzer 214.202.9998 email@example.com
youâ€™re invited to join the Party 4212 Belclaire Avenue, Dallas, TX
an a home create a life? With a glamorous entryway that stretches to greet up to 50 people and open rooms that invite scores more, this Georgian Revival mansion designed by Wilson mcClure is perfectly situated to provide ample entertaining space for charity events, corporate functions and memorable family gatherings.
designed in 1955 and positioned on an oversized lot on one of Highland Parkâ€™s legendary french streets, this home has been spectacularly updated by its current owners who work and travel internationally and frequently host intimate gatherings and grand events. the owners paid particular attention to blending classic details such as period crown molding and shell niches with more contemporary touches that includes a breathtaking waterfall chandelier in the dramatic entryway. this gracious estate encompasses the best of timeless design while exceeding the expectations of today.
Alex Trusler 214-755-8180 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Trusler 214-682-6511 email@example.com
Will Seale 214-707-9707 firstname.lastname@example.org
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1905 LIttLE BLUEstEm CoURt Westlake, Texas
Located on 1.28 acres in the private golf community of Vaquero, this gorgeous home features five bedrooms, five baths and three half baths within 10,800 square feet. Beautifully crafted details complement the quality construction with a large pool, spa and expansive open yard space. membership available to the Vaquero Club. Residents eligible to attend the nationally ranked K-12 Westlake academy.
Jeff Watson 817.501.1923 JWatson@VaqueroClub.com
1 PaIGEBRooKE Westlake, Texas
nestled on 14 acres, Paigebrooke farm is full of artisan handiwork and delightful design by Charles stevens dilbeck who built it in the 1930s for ted dealey, legendary publisher of the dallas morning news. surrounded by large ponds and open acreage, Paigebrooke farm offers a rural lifestyle in affluent Westlake. Conveniently located to dfW airport, high end retail and shopping in southlake and unique dining in Roanoke.
Jeff Watson 817.501.1923 JWatson@VaqueroClub.com
2102 CEdaR ELm tERRaCE Westlake, Texas
a contemporary, private oasis located in the gated golf community of Vaquero in Westlake, texas this newly completed architecturally unique home features 7,500 square feet on a full acre. situated as separate buildings adjacent to the golf course and neighborhood lake, the main house has broad views of both with a luxurious upstairs master suite and private patio with outdoor spa.
Jeff Watson 817.501.1923 JWatson@VaqueroClub.com
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3845 oaK LaWn aVEnUE Dallas, Texas
this stunning urban home in the heart of dallas is the result of a fascinating architectural conversion of a 1919 federal-style brick building into a spectacular Paris-like apartment. the main family living areas open to an amazing terrace with lush foliage. the large living room has 12-foot ceilings, a limestone fireplace, and accommodates multiple seating areas for intimate parties or large scale entertaining.
ann Henry 214.546.6712 email@example.com
4731 WILdWood Dallas, Texas
this stunning home on 1.25 rolling, treed acres in the heart of Bluffview, is one of Charles dilbeck's finest estates. Known for his romantic combinations of various European styles, dilbeck here used his characteristic massive fireplaces, unique brickwork, and beamed vaulted ceilings. Characteristic wavy brick patterns on exterior walls and fireplace hearths, alcove windows, pointed arched doorways, wide plank wood floors, and vaulted beamed ceilings celebrate dilbeck at his best.
anne Goyer 214.457.0417 firstname.lastname@example.org LeeLee Gioia 214.616.1791 email@example.com
sUndanCE at 16251 CR 2837
64 beautiful acres on Cedar Creek Lake with private gated entrance and an active timber farm. main estate has 6,247 square feet, 4 bedroom suites, 4.2 baths, 6-car garage, den, 12-seat theater, 4 fireplaces, screened porch with kitchen, internet security camera system and lighting control. the property features a log guest house with screened porch, barn, fire pit, putting green, basketball court, streams and pond, float plane dock, custom 5-slip boat house and approximately 2,500 feet of lake frontage.
Pete Ryan 214.957.3547
susie Ryan 214.957.6886 firstname.lastname@example.org
4337 san CaRLos Dallas, Texas
Enchanting, santa Barbara styled custom home built by luxury homebuilder Cathy Koonsman as her personal residence. special details include antique woodwork and hardware, European slate roof, beamed ceilings, eat-in cook's kitchen with two workspaces, office off the kitchen, study, exercise, wine room with french accents and double wine coolers, media/ play room, pool and fire pit area, and exquisite master suite with fireplace, sitting area and incredible closet and bath.
Ginger nobles 214.212.4434 email@example.com
susan Baldwin 214.763.1591 firstname.lastname@example.org
4312 WIndsoR Dallas, Texas
Beautifully located on one of the neighborhoodâ€™s most desirable blocks and within walking distance to Highland Park Village, Bradfield elementary and Germany Park, this traditional home features every amenity needed to create a comfortable yet sophisticated lifestyle. the center hall design, originally built in 1939, was recently remodeled and features elegance and charm created by large formals and hardwoods.
tessa mosteller 214.505.1248 email@example.com Lucinda Buford 214.728.4289 firstname.lastname@example.org
6644 sPRInG VaLLEy Dallas, Texas
this mediterranean-style oasis offers a luxurious style of living from the moment you enter through the gated drive up and the doors open to catch a glimpse of the spectacular back yard pool area. marble floors throughout the home create an elegant feel. Child and adult game rooms, a video room, multiple outdoor verandas, and a glamorous open kitchen speak to family living at its finest. Home features a cutting state of the art security system and was completed in 2008.
Lisa Besserer 214.543.2940 email@example.com
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tHE moRGan EstatE
Los Altos Hills, California
the morgan Estate is an architectural masterpiece said to have played host to presidents, kings, queens and celebrities. originally built in 1914 and meticulously restored by its current owners, this magnificent home is one of the finest examples of tudor and Jacobean revival architecture in the United states. the morgan Estate is one of the grandest homes in California; locally, only filoli and the Chateau Carolands compare. TheMorganEstate.com
650.804.4770 415.901.1717 firstname.lastname@example.org Jamie.email@example.com
2346 s stREEt nW Washington, DC
Located among other historic mansions on Embassy Row, this residence features four levels of formal entertaining and living space with high ceilings and grand rooms. the generous master suite features direct elevator access, two walk-in closets and his and her master baths. there are four additional bedrooms, each with access to a private en-suite bathroom. the balcony off the top level offers monument views. Completing this offering is private terrace off the kitchen as well as an attached garage and additional offstreet parking.
michael Rankin 202.271.3344 firstname.lastname@example.org
303 foREst LanE Crested Butte, Colorado
a grand retreat in the mountains. named by mountain Living magazine as Home of the year in 2005 for its powerful lines and presence it was designed with architectural significance to blend into the natural topography of the mountainside. this home provides the perfect setting for extended families to enjoy long vacations, plenty of room for entertaining, and many meeting spaces for comfortable corporate retreats. Rare and special, this is one of very few large homes built before size restrictions were enacted at the Club at Crested Butte. over 10,000 square feet with no expense spared in creating an oasis of luxury, comfort and entertainment. Ideally located for both summer and winter recreation or relaxation.
Becky frey 214-536-4727 email@example.com
1518 W. BUttERmILK Road Aspen, Colorado
this 16,000 square foot estate offers arguably the best views in all of aspen. It was designed and created by Gregory “skip” Gozzo, who has been nationally recognized for over 25 years as one of the nation’s leading estate builders of ultra highend luxury homes. the homes unique two-acre flat building envelope allows for a 300 foot wide estate with no steps on any level along with wide open lawn spaces that allows for entertaining with unobstructed views overlooking thousands of acres of pastures and mountains. the decorator Package, which includes furniture, accessories, and window and wall hangings is available for $1.5 million. $22,500,000 (Reduced from $43,800,000) aspentuscanestate.com
Craig morris 970.429.1090 firstname.lastname@example.org
ELK CRossInG 170 CLay LanE Aspen, Colorado
Located adjacent to the East owl Creek Ranch subdivision, this 18,000 square foot estate was designed and created under the by Gregory “skip” Gozzo. adjacent to over 300 acres of open pastures with arguably some of the best views and privacy in aspen, the home features six en-suite bedrooms, three full kitchens, two libraries, a vaulted great room with gas fireplace and patio access, and dining area adjoining a temperature controlled limestone wine room with seating for up to thirty. ski-in and out the front door onto the cross-country trail that adjoins the property to two Creeks and snowmass mountain. the decorator Package,which includes furniture, accessories, and window and wall hangings is available for $2 million. elkcrossingaspen.com
Craig morris 970.429.1090 email@example.com
noRtHWood 918 noRtH stREEt Greenwich, Connecticut
superb European craftsmanship and exquisite detailing make this a home of unsurpassed beauty. Introduced by a magnificent 40' turreted entry foyer with sweeping staircase and antique balustrade, this newly built home features a gourmet Clive Christian kitchen and large family room with coffered ceiling and oversized library with 19th century bar. Elegant reception area opens to formal dining room and grand living room with french doors. Complete with 'smart House' system with Crestron system advantage lighting and finished lower level.
shelly tretter 203.618.3103 firstname.lastname@example.org
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