Clientele Luxury Global | Spring 2020

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The Interior Design Issue: Brilliant Design In Bright Bold & Soft Tones

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Modern Deco at KINDLER Meet Designer Ross Vincent


Grocery Store Rehab By Kari Whitman The All Green Loft Home


Spring Accessories Must Have Items


Interior Design Projects Brilliant Residential Design By Top Designers


Travel- San Lucas Escape Featured by Haute Retreats


Fine Art Photographer Derek Althen Vintage Motorcycles


Adventure Travel- Must Visit Destinations Sleeping Under the Stars


On the Market Top picks for Sale this Spring Farm /Mountain / Equestrian Homes


Luxury Playground for Buyers Detailed Look Inside 5 Luxury Homes for Sale


Last Look Beach Hideaway Elewana Collection

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45 Publisher: Clientele Luxury, LLC Managing Editor In Chief: Erin Green Executive Editor: Irene Test Art & Production Director: Alexa Macdonald Design Manager: Alexa Macdonald Design Manager: Renee Easley Cover Credit: Designed by Andrea Schumacher Interiors Photo Credit: Emily Minton Redfield See article on page 26 Clientele Luxury Contact: | 1-800-209-5275 Follow us on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook @clienteleluxury To Advertise or Subscribe: 727-277-3862

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Modern Deco at KINDLER Photo Credit William Hess

Beverly Hills designer Ross Vincent spent two years designing every aspect of

this $20-million hotel project, The Kindler. Ross created a glamorous, immersive experience reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. The new hotel is at 11th and P Streets, in Lincoln, just a few blocks away from the Historic Haymarket District and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For the sevenstory hotel, a vertical expansion of a 1905 building, Ross opted for what he calls a “Modern Deco” design. He explains, “When I toured Omaha and Lincoln during my research, I discovered hints of Art Deco in the older buildings there and was inspired.” Ross brought together elements from the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 1930s and married them with cutting edge design from today, creating a new design concept he calls Modern Deco. “Modern Deco is today’s Mid-Century Modern,” says, Ross. ■

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Ross Vincent is principal at the full-service firm Ross Vincent Design, based in Beverly Hills.


Grocery Store Rehab By Kari Whitman The All Green Loft Home

Photo Credit : Calvin Baines


ari Whitman Interiors’ repurposing design philosophy meets this former 1901 Boulder, Colorado grocery store to create a 3,000 square foot luxury, loft-style home with an artistic industrial edge. Custom Lighting by Kari Whitman and soften up the industrial space for a luxurious, at-home feel. This creative industrial project is as green as can be with not even one piece of drywall used. Luxury interior designer Kari Whitman created walls and showers out of 9” glass panels repurposed from a New York pre-war building about to be destroyed. True to Kari Whitman Interiors’ design ethos, all finishes are custom, including luxurious 10-foot hot rolled steel door dividers, and a headboard and several walls made of 300 Ralph Lauren and Ecodomo recycled belts, respectively. Floors by Indoteak Design, and kitchen appliances and cabinetry from Gaggenau update this 1901 space into a modern, industrial home for comfortable 21st century living. Black and white photos by Jim Marshall and art by Stikki Peaches add as artistic edge to the industrial space. No expense was spared in this Boulder, Colorado industrial home, which features one-of-a-kind interior design installations including living walls 10 |

throughout, a hanging bed, and two hanging loveseats. The final result is a singularly luxurious, industrial space with a warm Colorado feeling. ■




Jimmy Choo Animal Print 80mm Sandals It’s time to mix up tradition. Jimmy Choo does that here with two different animal prints – a stripe zebra-like variation and black-and-white leopard-like spots – that gel together in a twotoned mixed-media format. While they exude statement appeal, they also have summertime ease all over, thanks to the open toe and back and mid-height stiletto heel.

Dolce & Gabbana Amore Logo Plaque Crossbody Bag 2020 is all about the chains – large, chunky, vintage-styled ones, to be exact. They’ll be around our necks, dangling about our wrists, and, as this Dolce & Gabbana bag shows, clanking to and fro as long, brilliant straps. This crossbody style plays to the contrasts, pairing pale baby blue with a paneled body and bold gold-toned hardware covering the strap and accenting the front with a pearl-studded brand plaque.

Valentino Garavani VLOCK Carpet Reedition Shoulder Bag The past few years have seen designers revive their quintessential prints, reinvigorating something that would’ve ordinarily been relatively retro. This fully leather shoulder bag with chain details and a magnetic closure pulls from Valentino’s 1970-71 collection, adding a boho flair from a distance and colorful, artistic details once you examine it up close.

La Californienne Rolex Oyster Perpetual Inspired by the vibrant beauty of the Californian landscape, brand La Californienne shows just how to do upcycling – or the process of reworking older items into something new. Here, those are vintage Rolex or Cartier watches, and while the original aspects are in place, eco-conscious materials are used to refinish the case and hand-paint the strap in a candy-colored pastel rainbow that’s sure to draw eyes.

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Lanvin Blue JL Sneakers The “dress” sneaker has gotten a bit of traction in the high fashion world over the past few years, due to platformed and occasionally bejeweled versions by Gucci and Chanel. Lanvin unveils its version here, one that’s a tad more subdued, lower in height, and reminiscent of Adidas Stan Smiths, with a few more luxury details. The comfort and easygoing nature remain, but a sky-blue colorway with logo details, buffed leather, and gold-tone accents elevate it above pedestrian.


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Worldly Bold Design For Saudi Royal Family

When the Saudi Royal Family decided it was time to update

their massive 45 room Preston Hollow, Dallas estate, they turned to renowned international interior designer Kari Whitman for eclectic, worldly design. Before she got to work, eco-friendly designer Whitman took an inventory of the estates existing art and furniture collection, repurposing everything she could first before spending a year traveling

the world to shop for one-of-a-kind pieces to fill the home. Kari added features such as a stainless steel and macassar ebony door weighing 1000 pounds, dramatic chandeliers, and a custom dining table by Kari Whitman to create the luxurious feel her clients wanted. In the breakfast room, she displays their love of fashion as Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent are featured in oversized artwork, while the walls were finished in dozens of mixed


SIDE NOTE: All of these features are balanced perfectly with mid-century modern furniture, metal influences, rich fabrics, and soft lighting.

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shades to capture the feel of the inside of an oyster’s shell- a subtle shimmer which showcases the treasures on the walls. All of these features are balanced perfectly with mid-century modern furniture, metal influences, rich fabrics, and soft lighting. While being fashionable and artistic, the estate remains comfortable with large, comfortable seating options and textured wallpaper to compliment the colors in the home. Other features in the home include recycled glass countertops, 18 |

bronzed aspen leaf decor, a large metal soaking tub with jets, a cozy cinema, family heirlooms and vintage finds, a custom ball bearing coffee table she created for the lady of the house, and a distinguished art collection to suit the excellent taste of her clients. The home has a perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements, exemplified by both dark and light spaces, and both colorful and monochrome spaces, which all flow together flawlessly in this estate. â–


Interior Designer Kari Whitman Layout by Renee Easley Production Director Erin Green Photo Credit Calvin Baines | 19


At The Ranch

Smooth Tones Warm Vibes Interior Design By Cathleen Shera, Showplace Interiors Photo Credit: Roberto Zeballos

Cathleen Shera, President and lead Designer of Showplace Interiors,

Inc has just completed this stunning project on top of Mount Soledad in La Jolla, California. The original construction, a 1970's California Ranch Style singe story residence was inherited by the owners adult children and now serves as the family compound for current and future generations to come. Cathleen worked with her in-house 20 |

architect to create a new look but keep the Spanish Coastal-Ranch bones of the property while adding modern upgrades and amenities. As the property sits on a private knoll over looking the Pacific Ocean, she could only add approximately 1000 sq ft to the existing structure. This meant every inch had to count. The original kitchen and nook was completely gutted to create a kitchen twice the size, while moving the family daily dining to the covered patio outside. In addition, all


Designer Note: This was designed to keep a Spanish Coastal-Ranch vibe with modern upgrades and amenities.


SIDE NOTE: The original kitchen and nook was completely gutted to create a kitchen twice the size, while moving the family daily dining to the covered patio outside.

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Design Highlight: This Bedroom has soft cloudy blues, textured sand and river stones and shimmering polished nickel accents throughout.

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new landscape and sustainable plants were added as part of the farm to table theme with the inner courtyard bearing lemons, olives, thyme, sage, lavender and rosemary to compliment the family lifestyle of home and hearth wellness living. The fabulous east-west facing great room not only takes in breathtaking ocean and sunset views; but handles the entire multi-generational family and their guests spilling over to the raised dining areas and outdoor patios for extra seating. Many of the families western antiques were kept to highlight entry and hallway niches and serve as loving reminder of the family past. Modern day conveniences such as electronic sunshades are concealed

by elegant mock roman linen valances throughout the view corridor windows. The master suite was enlarged to incorporate a new master bath retreat with dual sided fireplace connecting a soaking tub and taking in dramatic ocean views. Beyond the bath, a personal gym and sauna beckon the owners through a barn door. The entire master bedrooms soothing coastal palette was carefully selected by the designer to highlight the La Jolla scenery with soft cloudy blues, textured sand and river stones and shimmering polished nickel accents throughout. â– | 25



with Shades of Blue Cherry Hills Charmer Designed by Andrea Schumacher Interiors Photo Credit: Emily Minton Redfield


extensive education in interior design and architecture, including Colorado State University, Harvard University, and the University of Colorado, Andrea Schumacher started her own interior design company in 1999. Now 20 years strong, the company has left its 26 |

mark in both residential and commercial spaces, including designing sets featured in Days of Our Lives and movies through Columbia Pictures. Schumacher takes an organic approach with her designs, influenced by her travels, the surrounding world and all the


Andrea Schumacher Interiors Cherry Hills Charmer Project



Side Note: Turquoise, and navy appear to flow through every room while still adding a cohesive aspect. Collectively, the spaces feel singular but are nevertheless allowed to stand out with their individual characteristics and elements. | 29


emotions they bring, and is always learning and getting inspired by her environment. These factors directly impact how Schumacher approaches her projects, which often feature some interplay between various textures, architectural forms, and effects and reference all stages of life. As a counterpoint to this, Schumacher also approaches projects from a structured perspective, one influenced by set design. Yet, the method is far from rigid, instead imbuing spaces with strong backdrop elements and lush color usage. For the Cherry Hills Charmer, Schumacher sought to create a brighter space, which began with removing some walls and painting existing ones a fresh coat of white. From here, she used that foundation to experiment with texture, colors, and patterns. The backgrounds are some of the project’s most notable aspects, infusing rooms with brilliant pops of yellow, pink, and green and displaying Schumacher’s attunement to nature. Floral and bird themes create the sense as if you’re living in an enchanted garden or deep in a tropical forest. After migrating to another space, the motif becomes more minimal, appearing as a series of dog silhouettes or a scalloped, wave-like texture in blue, as if to position you over the ocean. The emotive aspect also comes through, giving visitors a tour through different landscapes and stages of wonderment. Backgrounds, however, aren’t always color saturated or thematic. Schumacher’s team balanced these out with relatively neutral shades 30 |

of white, off-white, grey, muted turquoise, and navy that appear to flow through every room while still adding a cohesive aspect. Collectively, the spaces feel singular but are nevertheless allowed to stand out with their individual characteristics and elements. On this last note, it’s clear Schumacher got inspired by different architectural styles, and the colors in turn tie them all together without everything feeling like a mishmash of seemingly divergent methods. In one room, a more coastal cottage character comes through, via the white walls accented with wood beams and blue-lined windows. Yet, the space is also optimally designed for light without resorting to large picture windows. Instead, the sunlight comes through and bounces off the high, smooth-edged ceiling, allowing its warmth to effortlessly envelope the room. As a counterpart to this, a more contemporary character emerges in other rooms, accentuated by the use of glass, marble, and metals and clear use of contrasts. Sharp edges give everything a sense of order. Yet, round, globe-like resin fixtures soften things and indirectly amplify the space’s more natural elements. This aspect carries through the varied use of texture: for instance, stone tiling below fuzzy rugs and wood beams, with angular edges highlighted, placed throughout. The result, some might say, is one of contradictions: worldly but distinctively personal, and open and spacious yet extremely intimate. ■



Beautiful in Bel Air Designed by Sara Story Photo Credit: Roger Davies

With several accolades behind her name, including a spot on the

LUXE Gold List and being named one of the Top 50 Designers in New York by NY Spaces, Sara Story has grabbed attention with a distinctive style that borrows from her travels, as well as contemporary art and fashion. Rooms juggle multiple elements, from vintage pieces to modern shapes and eye-catching works of art. Her Bel Air project encapsulates all of these aspects precisely, illustrating the balance that goes into each of her concepts. The

home’s design and positioning, from a large-scale perspective, focus on maximizing the view of the outdoors, all while allowing natural sunlight to illuminate each room with a natural glow. Space by space, Story’s eye for detail and precise contrasts emerges once you set foot in the entry-interior. Story strived to create an architecturally strong impression that sets the stage for the rest of the home and does this with a bold lacquer and metal console table and whimsical mirror made out of handblown glass – both of which


Designer Note: Story’s vision softens the rectangular shape with sculptural elements or incorporates attention-getting vintage upholstered furniture from the ‘50s or ‘60s.


create a sense of individuality yet share similar characteristics with the dining room. Although each room stands apart, Story imbues the property with a fluid feel. Clean lines, shades of white, and omnipresent natural sunlight unite all spaces. Yet, personality is in the specific touches she selects, like a certain wall covering or a fuzzy texture contrasting against Space Ageesque round edges. The living room particularly captures this aesthetic: Story aimed to create a monochromatic yet tactile space based on textural layers that, at the same time, wouldn’t fight with or detract from the view. While this balance between the furniture and large windows is apparent, the details shouldn’t be overlooked: Story, here, gives each piece a clear character, whether it’s the boomerang chairs from the 1950s, the tonal area rug made out of wool, banana silk, and bamboo, or the angular coffee table featuring a blackened steel base and high-gloss polyurethane top. Throughout the rest of the property, Story’s vision softens the rectangular shape with sculptural elements or incorporates attentiongetting vintage upholstered furniture from the ‘50s or ‘60s – itself contrasting against the overall contemporary nature. A well-placed wallcovering, wood texture, or millwork further infuses that structure with an organic element. Yet, no matter if you’re in the dining area, kitchen, or home office, the property consistently feels warm, welcoming, and connected to the outdoors beyond. ■

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Bold Bright Design San Lucas Escape

La Datcha, it is located on the Pacific coast at the southernmost

tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, perfect for offshore fishing and water sports. Inspired by the traditional Mexican hacienda, the villa features brightly colored and textured interiors, terraces, shady patios and fountains, as well as many locally crafted pieces of furniture and decor. La Datcha directly overlooks the ocean. Rooms are designed in the Mexican-American style, which comes through clearly in the kaleidoscope of textiles and mosaics, paintings, whimsical sculptures and woven decor. The US- and European-made furniture provides the high level of comfort it is known for and the unlikely marriage of Russian patterns with the Mexican ornaments works remarkably well highlighting the Russian roots of the datcha’s host. hauteretreats. com/properties/la-datcha-cabo-san-lucas/ ■

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CAPTURED WITH SIGNIFICANCE 1933 INDIAN MOTOPLANE 96" X 48" Limited Edition Aluminum Print Edition of 150. Price $6000

Around the world, we see passionate motorcycle collectors, some

who custom build and some who ride the most gorgeous trails throughout the country. The power behind the throttle is ultimately thrilling, but capturing the vision has a different dimension to it. For Derek Althen, this passion manifested itself as a successful career photographing vintage motorcycles. Althen attended Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, now known as Otis College of Art and Design. There, he studied graphic design but, in the process, opted to take a course in studio lighting. The class catalyzed his first career path – commercial photography, which entailed shooting fashion and beauty campaigns – that lasted for roughly 20 years. Another happenstance led to his current career in motorcycle photography: On a photoshoot location, he spotted a 1928 Harley Davidson JD hill climber, covered in rust and dust but still seemingly with a story to tell. Althen asked to photograph it, and by capturing its character and details, Althen translated his interest in motorcycles

Artist Note: I spend two to three hours photographing each motorcycle. I light each individual part, creating 60-100 images. I then combine bits & pieces of those images into one photograph. This process takes an additional 80-100 hours. The final product is printed on gloss aluminum giving the photos a almost 3-D appearance.

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into a new direction for his photography career – taking fine art portraits of vintage bikes. These, however, aren’t the Harley with its glinting chrome in the driveway. Rather, Althen seeks out history and unique narratives. “Most of the bikes I shoot are extremely rare and have historical significance,” he tells us. As a result, the process of photographing them is fairly painstaking. Althen spends two to three hours shooting the motorcycle, after lighting each part. The shoot produces anywhere from 60 to 100 images, which he then combines into a single photograph. This digital compositing adds an additional 100 hours to create the final image. From here, Althen prints the image on ChromaLuxe® aluminum, known for its clarity and longevity, for a nearly 3D effect. ■

1949 INDIAN CHIEF (Wounded Chief) 8" x 35" Limited Edition Aluminum Print Edition of 150. Price $3900



Sleeping Under THE STARS We all have memories of sleeping outdoors under the stars once spring transformed into summer. These days, you might sit on your porch or patio to do such a thing, watching the sky as the minutes tick closer to midnight. But, then you retire indoors to sleep in your cozy bed surrounded by four defined walls. Capitalizing on the nostalgia surrounding camping and combining it with luxury features, multiple hotel and resort properties across the globe have created a similar experience. We’ve selected a handful of must-visit destinations for sleeping under the stars in absolute comfort and elegance.

> L’Albereta Photo Credit : L’Albereta

To understand the appeal of L’Albereta, you need to first think about the surrounding landscape and history. Flanked by the Po and Alpine valleys, Franciacorta is a verdant patch of rolling green hills nearly equidistant between Milan and Verona, shaped like an amphitheater and dotted with castles, towers, stone churches, and abbeys that have stood there for centuries. In fact, monastic courts had established estates here even before 1000 A.D. While it was once primarily farmland, today, it’s a wine production area where techniques date back to the days of the Benedictine monks. Although multiple wines are produced in the region, Franciacorta has become associated with a sparkling fermented wine made out of a combination of chardonnay, pinot Bianco, and pinot Nero grapes. As visitors note the remnants of the past and their connection to the present, the Franciacorta region’s warm yet not hot conditions with light winds have long been a draw. Locally, it’s a prime spot for country homes, and in looking out from L’Albereta, you’ll see these villas punctuating the undulating, almost uniformly green landscape in all directions. L’Albereta, a Relais & Chateaux property emphasizing wellness through its spa and restaurants, mirrors these aspects with its design. Visually, it’s based on the country villas of centuries past – in fact, the property was constructed as such in the early 20th century and used by the Moretti family, its current owners, for a number of years – and aligns with the shape of the Bellavista slopes, feeling as if it’s a part of the surrounding countryside. The Moretti family turned it into a vacation spot in 1993, first opening the property with nine rooms spread across its main villa and Torre Bellavista. Carmen Moretti de Rosa, Vice Chairman of the Terra Moretti Group and Managing Director of the Terra Moretti Resorts division, came up with the concept, inspired by travels with her parents and the details going into these properties, and looped in Milanese chef Gualtiero Marchesi. 42 |

The property continued to grow, joining the Relais & Chateaux chain in 1999, and now encompasses 57 rooms across the original country house and four other buildings. Character wise, entering the property feels as if the landscape and history are coming along, with the buildings’ neutral to warm tones, rounded edges, frescoes, pink and cream marble, and vintage furniture all reflecting Moretti’s vision. Then, the luxury emerges, through fireplaces adding a just-like-home feel, wooden poster beds, detailed parquet flooring, and whirlpools inside the guestrooms. Wherever you go, large windows let the light in, and balconies and terraces throughout allow you to look out at the vineyards, trees, and, at some angles, Lake Iseo. Wherever you are, be sure to breathe in the distinctive scents of lime and magnolia. While all of these facets alone make for a memorable vacation, those wanting the under-the-stars experience need to book room 404. Although it resembles the other rooms once you walk inside, pressing a button changes the environment immediately: The roof opens up, revealing the sky above, whether it’s filled with blue and wispy white clouds or points of light over a vast expanse of black. By morning, breakfast on the room’s private terrace only solidifies the destination’s romantic, fantastical atmosphere.


SIDE NOTE: The magical room 404 resembles the other rooms but once you walk inside, pressing a button changes the environment immediately: The roof opens up, revealing the sky above, whether it’s filled with blue and wispy white clouds or points of light over a vast expanse of black.


> Zero Real Estate Hotel Room

Wall-free rooms in the Safien Valley in Grisons and in Appenzellerland

Photo Credit : Toggenburg Tourism, Switzerland

“Null stern,” if you understand German, translates to “zero stars.” The Null Stern hotel – or more appropriately, a wall- and ceiling-less room in Switzerland’s Alpine region – is as far from low-rent as you can get and, rather, embodies the future of the lodging and experience industry, with a minimalist, low-waste design that’s so high in demand parent company Zero Real Estate has created a couple of offshoots. Null Stern’s creators Frank and Patrik Riklin developed the experience for travelers to appreciate the full beauty of the Swiss Alps, adding these wall-free rooms in the Safien Valley in Grisons and in Appenzellerland for the summer season. The space – a plush double bed and two nightstands, with a floor below – delivers a true 360-degree experience of tall mountains to all sides and the vast sky above. It’s basically the camping trip you remember, with far more deluxe accommodations that won’t leave you with sore muscles in 44 |

the morning. Rounding out your experience, a butler living in a nearby cabin attends to your needs, while staff serve you breakfast and dinner in bed. A bathroom is a short walk away. Since the original concept’s success in 2016 and 2017, which garnered 4,500 reservations, Zero Real Estate expanded Null Stern to the Burst Suite in 2018, and going into the 2020 season, the space already has a waiting list. As well, Zero Real Estate has recently partnered with six Eastern Swiss tourism destinations – Toggenburg, Heidiland, St.Gallen-Bodensee, Appenzellerland AR, Thurgau, and Schaffhauserland – and the Principality of Liechtenstein to place a Null Stern room in each region, allowing guests to appreciate the beauty of the landscape in luxury for an exceptional overnight experience. Due to demand, guests considering the upcoming season are recommended to make reservations in advance.


> The Loisaba Star Beds Elewana Collection Photo Credit: Elewana Collection

Positioned on a rocky kopje within distance of a wildlife sanctuary, the Loisaba Star Beds in Laikipia, Kenya, are just as they sound: Luxurious, open-air accommodations with a view of the uniquely East African landscape and all the experiences it brings. Yet, the Star Beds are part of the Elewana Collection of boutique camps, lodges, and hotels that blend authentic safari experiences with comfortable, elegant accommodations, and this foundation sets the stage for your trip. Guests should expect traditional African hospitality, local-meets-continental cuisine, cultural experiences, and memorable wildlife-viewing. Balancing this out, Elewana operates its properties with the goal of sustainability and strengthening local communities, creating low environmental-impact operations that don’t disrupt or change the local ecosystem. The Loisaba Star Beds, first and foremost, are about the view. From where you’ll sleep, you can look out at an expansive valley home to a watering hole that attracts all types of wildlife – especially elephants, as Laikipia has the second-largest population in the country.

As you begin your stay, you’ll be greeted by a group of Samburu and Laikipiak Maasai warriors, before you make your way to your room – located in a thatched-roof space where fourpost wooden beds sit on a raised wooden platform. However, it never feels like an oddity in the surrounding landscape. Instead, natural rocky features, a sitting area, and a bathroom with a view make you feel as if you’re a part of the environment, especially when the sun rises and illuminates your room in the morning. While the room itself lets you sleep under the stars, your trip here is all about the adventure, and you’ll be able to set out on one of several Silver Eco-level experiences: game-viewing inside a 56,000-acre wildlife conservancy, expert-guided bush walks, horse riding, camel trekking, lion tracking, mountain biking, visits to the wildlife conservancy headquarters, night drives in an open-sided vehicle, fishing, and cultural experiences in the nearby Samburu village. Later, savor the private candlelit dinner on the deck of your open-plan room. ■ | 45


On The Market for Sale

Farm, Equestrian and Mountain Properties Our Spring Top Picks

Montara Farm, North Georgia Nestled in the foothills of North Georgia, this private, mountain property includes incredible views of Wauka Mountain and Long Mountain. Over 123+ acres of land including approximately 80+ acres of pasture, two stocked ponds, stadium-sized riding arena, and a sports area with a pool, gym, and tennis court. The main lodge with the attached guest quarters features over 8,000 square feet of living space designed to make you feel right at home. Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the outdoors at Montara Farm. 123+ acres | The lodge with guest quarters features | 19 Bedrooms and accommodate 50 guests. Offered at $5,250,000. Judi Renfroe Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices 404.550.5644

Mount Vernon, Georgia Unique property situated on 52+ acres in sought-after North Hall. The moment you drive up the tree-lined entrance with picturesque views of the 2.5-acre pond you will know this is special! The Craftsman-style home which overlooks the pond has four bedrooms, four baths, upper loft with office, and a finished terrace level. The property also features an in-ground pool plus two streams that run through the rear boundary of the farm which has a second building site. The home has 1,500 square feet on the upper level for future build-out. 4 BEDROOMS | 4.5 BATHS | 52+ ACRES, Offered at $1,450,000. Judi Renfroe Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices 404.550.5644


Scimitar Ranch, Anacortes Washington Scimitar Ranch is the ultimate embodiment of the refined rural estate, ensconcing its residents and guests in a sublime level of privacy and Pacific Northwest relaxed elegance. Over 150 carefully groomed and magnificently landscaped acres of equestrian land near Anacortes, Washington., this singular residence is the modern interpretation of the magnificent Adirondack summer encampments that cradled some of AmericaĂ­s best-known families in rustic opulence at the turn of the last century.. Offered at 12,950,000. Moira Holley Realogics Sotheby's International Realty 206.660.4787

Highlands, North Carolina This Highlands North Carolina highly unique property consists of over 90 acres of rolling land, flanked partially on one side by USFS land. The property has about 27 acres of open pasture with the additional acreage being wooded with streams and flanks to the Chatooga River on a stretch of whitewater waterfalls and swimming holes. There are views of Blackrock Mountain with rock faces and ridgeline in the distance beyond the pasture. The main house features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with wormy chestnut floors and painted paneling, huge stone fireplace in the living room, gourmet kitchen and a wonderful view of the front pasture and Blackrock Mountain. Property also has a Guest or caretakers house Offered at $4,500,00. Terry Potts Country Club Properties 828.526.2520 | 51


Highlands, North Carolina New custom built home on 23.04 acres with over 1000’ of beautiful Clear Creek flowing through the property, pastoral grounds and a pond. The home was designed with low maintenance and an easy flow in mind. The main level living room has vaulted ceilings, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout, neutral color shiplap interior with rustic touches. Three Bedrooms the on main level. Upstairs, the kids will love the large bunk room, spacious bath and cozy tv area. The beautifully designed kitchen has custom cabinets, granite countertops, large island and stainless appliances. Outdoor patio with stone fireplace overlooks the beautiful acreage and creek. Also included is a detached garage with a canning kitchen and storage loft and a perfectly adorable 1BR/1BA guest house with single garage. Offered for $1,695,000. Terry Potts Country Club Properties 828.526.2520

Taos, New Mexico Once in a lifetime, rare opportunity to own a historically significant property so very close to the Taos Plaza with many stories to tell. "Hacienda De Viernes" is a gated, peaceful & private, tree covered compound, home to 2 residences on 8 acres & zoned R4 allowing for future expansion & development. Originally built in the late 1800's the main home has been lovingly enhanced with great care for its structural & cultural integrity by the owners who have called it their home for over 40 years. The 5600 sq.ft., 4 bed/5 bath adobe main home has been designed as an entertainment retreat with a sprawling floor plan showcasing the many gathering spaces, intricate woodwork, luxurious tiles & countless custom features. The home boasts 6 indoor fireplaces, a luxurious Master Suite on the main level with a fireplace & an additional Master suite upstairs with a private sitting room, outdoor Patios & heated garage. The formal living & dining rooms are enhanced by oversized windows Price for entire property is $2,799,000. Vicki Markley Sotheby's International Real Estate 505.927.3229 |

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Torino in Grey Oaks | Naples, Florida

2125 Modena Ct. Naples, 34105 This absolutely stunning waterfront home stands proudly at the end of of a quiet cul-de-sac in Torino at Grey Oaks. The location provides privacy outside and the soaring ceilings, great natural light and timeless detail make the interior a truly special experience. At nearly 4,000 square feet, this 4 bedroom 4 and a half bathroom home has a beautiful first floor master suite with direct access to the pool and spa. There is also a first floor guest suite with a bath. A formal study lies directly off the foyer. Upstairs there are two additional very private guest suites and a loft area. The kitchen has a large island, stainless appliances and high-end cabinetry. It flows seamlessly to the family room with walls of glass overlooking the lake. A bank of retractable sliders draws you to a large lanai equipped with an outdoor kitchen and retractable screens. A coveted golf cart garage completes the offering. With space, views and location, this home should not be missed. Offered at $1,699,900.

MARK P. RILEY LEADER IN THE NAPLES FLORIDA MARKETPLACE Direct Line: 239-290-4202 or 941-350-2700 |

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State-of-the-Art San Francisco, CA


tate-of-art extremely high-quality home built by Red Horse Construction in 2015. Perfectly located on Waterfront with boat dock. The spacious Contemporary open floor plan features living, dining and kitchen combo, 4 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. Outdoors boast a spacious entertainment deck over San Francisco Bay. | 59


The front courtyard entry features water feature, fruit trees and lush landscaping, and a fully fenced garden for privacy. Well-designed pocket doors in all main rooms opening to panoramic views of San Francisco Bay including Golden Gate Bridge, city skyline, Sausalito, Strawberry Shores and Mount Tamalpais. The 2-car garage with access door and half-bath for gardener. The 4 bedrooms, office, 3 full baths and 2 halfbaths is approximately 3,500 square feet. Other fine features are the radiant floor heating, tankless hot water heaters, Solar panels, and state of the art sound system by Sound Vision. â–

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Offered at $8,980,000 For more information contact: Olivia HSU Decker Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.720.5915 | 61

Fine Custom Craftmanship



esigned and built by Alex Kaali-Nagy. This beautiful Georgian estate set on 2.3 park-like acres was completely renovated to meet today's lifestyle with open floor plan and state of the art technology. Outdoor gorgeous custom pool has been completely redone. | 63


"The exquisite architectural details, of the finest custom craftsmanship, create a warm and inviting environment for an ideal mix of formal luxury and relaxed comfort."

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Throughout the grandly scaled home, the exquisite architectural details, of the finest custom craftsmanship, create a warm and inviting environment for an ideal mix of luxury and relaxed comfort. The exterior boasts an awe inspiring landscape design by renowned architect Janice Parker Designs. A beautiful walled garden, heated pool and 3,000 sq ft blue stone terrace create immense privacy while overlooking the verdant lawns. The prime midcountry location, down a private drive, is highlighted with abutting conservation land. â–

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Offered for $7,995,000 For more information contact: Shelly Tretter Lynch Compass | 203.550.8508 | 67

Custom Built



his spectacular 4.8 acre estate, custom built by one of the world’s greatest basketball players, is located in the prestigious suburb of Southlake, only 10 minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. | 69


"Designed for grand scale entertaining and family living, this 16,477-square-foot estate has it all" | 71


An impressive, 2-story entrance foyer, wood floors, luxe details, and an spectacular grand staircase come together to create the ultimate estate. Designed for grand scale entertaining and family living, this 16,477-square-foot estate has it all: a game room with wet bar, dual lane bowling alley, tiered media room, lounge space, and game tables, and an indoor full-court basketball court with separate entrance. There are 8 bedrooms, 10 ½ baths, 6 living areas, 3 fireplaces, a commercial elevator, 6 garages, a exercise gym, and a safe room. Plus, with a gourmet, eat-in kitchen, multiple dining areas, and a spacious master suite with a huge bath/dressing complex. â–

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Offered for $11,400,000 with extensive furnishings For more information contact: Listed by Marilyn Hoffman Hoffman International 214.698.1736 | 73

A Vision Of

Ocean Vistas


n astounding oceanfront locale with glorious panoramic Atlantic vistas is enhanced by thoughtful design and luxurious selections in this gorgeously renovated five-bedroom seaside retreat. A rare find, the stunning and spacious poolside terrace greets you upon entering the desirable 8,640± GSF home, framed by lush vegetation and crisp architecture. Poised on an abundant 1.33± acres with 120± feet of pristine and private ocean frontage, enjoy the sounds of the waves gently lapping at the shore, comfortable contemporary details, soaring ceilings, custom millwork and fine finishes. | 75


The primary level plays host to a stately living room that opens to the seaside yard to allow for balmy tropical breezes and indoor/ outdoor entertaining. A beautifully appointed island kitchen made for a gourmet chef adjoins a family room with vaulted ceiling, steps from two spacious guest bedrooms. The sumptuous master suite features azure views, walk-in closets and an exquisite bathroom. Take the elevator to a lower level, which features large living area with full bath that can be converted into a bunk room, ample storage, game room and 3-car garage. Perfect for visiting family and friends, the renovated 2BR/2BA detached cabana with kitchenette is airy and inviting and opens to the sparkling pool. Completing a picture of oceanside splendor, a new private boardwalk provides direct access to the beach and shaded seating steps from your own backyard. Nestled between the gently lapping waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the sunlit shores of the Indian River sits one of the 76 |

most renowned and established seaside communities on the eastern seaboard – John’s Island. Known for its casual elegance and unparalleled quality of life, members enjoy world-class social, recreational, education and cultural activities, three championship golf courses (designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye), 17 Har-tru tennis courts, pickleball, squash, croquet, three miles of private beach, spectacular oceanfront Beach Club, Health & Fitness Center, vertical equity memberships, an abundance of water activities and acres of lush, natural habitat. Convenient access to Vero Beach’s private airport with flights aboard Elite Airways, and a wealth of cultural amenities are just minutes away. ■


Offered at $8,995,000 For more information contact: John’s Island Real Estate Company 772.231.0900 | 77

Rolling Meadows Westminster, South Carolina


njoy the tranquility of these 158+- acres of pristine rolling meadows of fenced pasture land and surrounding woods with an exquisite country estate, a beautiful 11-stall horse barn, a creek fed well-stocked fishing lake and custom landscaping throughout the grounds. The gated entrance welcomes you to Rolling Meadows. This extraordinary approximately 16,000 square feet custom crafted home, completed in 2003, is the perfect place to relax with family and entertain guests. | 79


These Rolling Meadows are found in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and only minutes from the regions beautiful lakes including Jocassee, Keowee, and Hartwell. From the moment you drive through the iron gates of Rolling Meadows, you will be enamored by the perfect blend of grass, stone, and brick, all leading to the beautiful covered front porch and exquisite 2-story foyer. The grand entrance to this home was perfectly designed to be welcoming and inviting, highlighting the natural beauty of the land. The curved, balustrade staircases meet in the awe-inspiring marble foyer illuminated by the hand-crafted Swarovski crystal chandelier, rising up to frame the majestic balcony and salon, which overlooks the expansive landscape. The gourmet kitchen will entice any chef with its Thermador appliances, beautiful granite countertops, and a comfortable breakfast area. This gorgeous home has eight bedroom en-suites, including the luxurious Master suite with a steam room and a fireplace in the sitting area of the suite. There is a private mother's-in-law apartment on the second level (accessed by both a rear staircase and elevator) that is 80 |

ideal for extended family living. The home has eight full bathrooms and three half baths. The main floor living areas are designed with views of the beautiful landscape, and the lower level provides great space for a variety of leisure activities, including the media room, billiards area, and fitness gym with a sauna. The main home features a four-car attached garage. All levels of this home are serviced by an elevator. This beautiful estate is an equestrian’s dream home with a well-designed 11-stall barn and endless fenced acres to ride and roam. The barn includes a one-bedroom caretaker’s apartment, the 11 stalls, a feed and tack room, and a misting system. A three-car garage is attached to the barn. The estate's privacy is perfect for those who want to enjoy a luxurious country estate, yet desire to be close to major metropolitan cities such as Atlanta, Greenville, Charlotte, and Asheville. The panoramic views of the beautiful Rolling Meadows, stocked lake and refreshing pool inspire relaxation and comfort. Opportunities for biking, hiking, and a variety of water sports are minutes away, with national forest, state parks, numerous waterfalls and three world-class lakes close by. ■


Offered at $10,000,000 with extensive furnishings Listed by Marilyn Hoffman Hoffman International 214.698.1736 | 81

A Contemporary Masterpiece of Epic Proportions





Aztec Estate, Los Gatos, California | SILICON VALLEY CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE | BEDROOMS: 6 | BATH: 6.2 | SF : 10,309 | ACRES : 52 Towering above Silicon Valley, atop the Los Gatos hills, Aztec Estate offers breathtaking panoramic views spanning the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Secluded in a private enclave at the end of a gated drive, the residence features soaring ceiling heights, a modern, open floor plan, sweeping entertainer’s decks and sliding walls of glass that bring phenomenal views to the forefront of the living experience. The main residence features superior quality and amenities throughout its 6 luxurious view suites, 6 full baths and 2 half baths spanning approximately 10,309 sq. ft. of extraordinary living space, linear designs, and prominent shapes of a building design. Engineering and utilitarian elements play into the timeless design of George Foy with materials like glass, stone, and steel used liberally in construction to showcase the nature beauty of this estate. In addition, the estate includes a 2-bedroom, 2 full bath guest house, with approximately 1,800 sq. ft. Both residences feature the finest selection of materials and finishes, exquisite interior design and exterior landscape. Behind double glass doors, a light-infused, two-story atrium studded with trees leads to a series of intimate and grandscale living and dining spaces. Soaring ceilings enhance the home’s incredible scale, while floor-to-ceiling window walls

flood the spaces in natural light, immersing guests in the breathtaking views beyond. The gourmet chef’s kitchen, with large center island and top-of-the-line appliances, features over-sized custom glass windows. Secluded in its own private wing, the monumental master suite is flanked by walls of glass, enveloping the space in sweeping vistas. An opulent marble bathroom boasts amazing ceiling heights and custom walk-in closets. With an office space, oversized fireplace and sitting area, sliding doors lead to a sprawling outdoor lounge overlooking the pool below and sunset horizon. The gated estate offers privacy, steel frame construction, wine cellar, billiards room with wet bar, 2 custom offices, and state of the art technology. The estate’s resort-like grounds are as impressive as the residences. Aztec Estate offers the versatility to retreat in serenity or entertain elaborate and lavish events on the estate grounds which features an infinity pool, steam room and spa, tennis and basketball court, outdoor fire pit, manicured gardens, various terraces and seating areas, fountains, waterfall, and wrap around decks with endless views.

Los Gatos, Califiornia

As seen on HGTV’s Extreme Homes, Forbes magazine, and DuPont Registry, this stunning private estate with close and easy access to the heart of energetically charged Silicon Valley provides a natural buffer from the bustling lights below while sharing the neighborhood with several of Silicon Valley’s elite. A unique combination of privacy, exclusivity, peacefulness, views, and luxury all in this one-of-a kind modern masterpiece.

Olivia Hsu Decker Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty 415.720.5915

Country Club Properties


Large and spacious Ranch plan is in move in condition with a spectacular view. The owners and just added a new roof . Designer quality with 3 bedrooms plus a family room with full bath, plus a 2/1 bath guest house. Cathedral ceilings in the living room, updated baths, carport. Estate sized lot. The best closets you have ever seen! Offered at $1,795,000 | mls #92227

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEW WITH VERY USABLE GROUNDS, LOVELY LANDSCAPED YARD, GUEST HOUSE, Main house is in excellent condition and was built by Deadeye Potts. PRIVATE AND SECLUDED and borders USFS Lands. Old Brushy Face is a very Desirable neighborhood with exceptional elevation and location to Highlands! Offered at $2,000,000 | mls #92355

Stunning and spacious home boasts the finest quality Materials and workmanship. The master suite takes in the view, with a spacious en suite with tub and walk through shower, his and her offices, laundry, and a 2 car garage. Upper level can be bonus room or guest suite with large bath. Lower level has 3 bedrooms family room with morning kitchen, and an additional 2 car garage. Offered at $1,425,000 | mls #88564

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Lindale, Texas

The Ultimate Texas Ranch

BEDROOMS: 4 | BATH: 6 | SF : 6,900 | ACRES : 245 | ACRES : $5,100,000 This custom built European stone mansion was designed and constructed by one of the country’s foremost interior designers for her own personal country estate. Secluded on 245 acres in the heart of the East Texas piney woods, this 6,900 sq. ft. mansion sits at the end of a long paved drive with a stone walled motor court. Electric gated entry. High end amenities. Travertine floors. Grand foyer leads to the 2 story Great Room featuring floor to ceiling windows & fireplace. Gourmet kitchen features handcrafted cabinets with glass fronts, lighted display, warming drawer 2 double ovens, SubZero refrigerator freezer, granite counter tops, island with Jenn Air stove. Huge Master suite with fireplace and custom closets. Beautiful lake, guest home with private entry, stables and storage barn. Prime location just one hour East of Dallas in Smith County in the Lindale school district. Offered at $5,100,000.

Marilyn Hoffman | Hoffman international 214.698.1736 |


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