Clientele Luxury Global | Winter 2020

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10 Amazing Cities to LIVE / The Bucket List 2021

On The Cover

That Secret Place of Solitude Where to find it The Ice Hotel

The Most Desirable Homes on the Market


BUCKET LIST 2021 Ultimate Experiences

17804 Castellammare Dr Pacific Palisades $5,950,000

“Spectacular Whitewater View Contemporary” 3 Bed | 3.5 Bath 4,398 Sq Ft | double lot Get the full details: @17804Castellammare modernpalisadescontemporary .com

13792 Pacific Breeze Dr Santa Rosa Valley $5,100,000

“Expansive Estate with Views” 5 Bed | 8 Bath 11,321 Sq Ft | 2.66 Acres

Get the full details: @13792PacificBreeze

Madison Hildebrand | Jennifer Chrisman 310.818.5788 | | Compass is the brand name used for services provided by one or more of the Compass group of subsidiary companies. Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. License Number 01866771. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Hildebrand DRE 01413280 | Chrisman DRE 01325526.



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Must Have Items New Year Gift Ideas


Must Have Items for Her Winter Items


Must Have Items For Him Winter Items


Bucket List 2021 Ultimate Experiences


Winter Destination Travel Features Wyoming, Fuji, Swiss Alps & Sweden


Cover Story ICEHotel Sweden


10 Fascinating Places to Call Home Our Top 10 List


The Most Desirable Homes on the Market 28 pages of Ultra Luxury Homes


Last Look Escape to a Private Island Haute Retreats

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64 Clientele Luxury Contact: | 1-800-209-5275 Follow us on Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook @clienteleluxury To Advertise or Subscribe: 727-277-3862 Publisher Clientele Luxury, LLC Managing Editor In Chief Erin Green Production Senior Advisor Maury Mosse Design Department Head Graphic Artist Alexa McDonald Editorial Designer Assistant Renee Easley Online Manager Renee Easley Social Media Manager Jose Cerritos Editing Department Head: Senior Staff Editor Irene Test Cover Photo Credit: Asaf Kliger Location: ICEHotel, Jukkasjärvi Sweden All images and material in the Clientele Luxury publication may not be reproduced in any form unless written permission from our Publisher has been granted. Any solicitation to our Clients in this magazine is strictly prohibited. All real estate properties featured and advertised in this publication are subject to price change or withdrawal at any time.Clientele Luxury LLC takes no legal responsibility for accuracy but believes information to be correct at the time of press.


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Apple Watch Series 6 The Apple Watch 6 feels like the wristwatch you remember, with a degree of luxury, thanks to a lightweight aluminum or stainless steel case and braided strap made with recycled yarn and silicone. What you mostly care about are the features, and this model goes above and beyond with a 30-percent larger OLED display, 64-bit dual core processor, and W3 wireless chip. Within this framework, this model provides GPS capabilities, blood oxygen and heart rate sensors with notifications, emergency SOS and fall detection features, a compass and altimeter, louder speaker, 32GB capacity, Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities, and 50m water resistance.

Dynamic "Monaco" 6 Person Low EMF FAR Infrared Sauna If you’ve ever thought about building a sauna on your property, this Low EMF structure from Dynamic delivers the experience for six people with natural hemlock wood construction, 15 Carbon PureTech Near Zero EMF Heat Emitters, and roof vents. Simply plug it in, adjust the settings with the LED control panel, and feel your muscles relax as sweat escapes your pores.

Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Electric Citrus Juicer What might be described as the most meta gift of the season references Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian postcard-themed collection from a couple of years ago, which prominently featured a bold lemon print. Here, powder-coated aluminum adds brightness to your kitchen with this familiar motif, while automatic features and an anti-drip spout let you start the day with a fresh glass of orange juice.

Theragun Elite Therapy Device The Theragun Elite proves that you don’t always need to go out for an effective, relaxing deep tissue massage treatment. Both upgrading the Theragun’s features and how you give yourself an at-home massage, this percussive therapy device improves the experience with a quiet, proprietary brushless motor, a reinforced drivetrain, ergonomic handle, OLED screen, and Bluetooth connectivity, which allows for Apple Health and Google Fit integration. 60-percent greater depth releases more tension and soreness, while a choice of easy-to-clean attachments helps you target different muscle groups.

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2021 Club Car Onward 4 Passenger Gas Golf Cart Explore the outdoors on your grounds and beyond in the Club Car Onward®, a 14hp golf cart equipped with LED headlights for better visibility, a choice of stylish colors, and a weather-resistant design constructed out of ladder-style aluminum. SportDrive™ steering and a front suspension provide more control wherever you ride.

Moke LSV Electric Golf Cart Looking to get around your property, golf course, or summer home? Travel over the grounds in the Moke electric golf cart, available exclusively in the U.S. The vehicle was originally developed by the British Motor Company for the military in the 1950s and transitioned into a convenient, easy-to-drive warm-weather vehicle in the Caribbean over the next few decades. Designed to be rechargeable, this low-speed, battery-powered cart gets up to 25 MPH, includes a 110-volt outlet, and comes with seat belts for safety.

2480 Coco Plum Drive Marathon, FL 7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, 1 Half Baths 11,894 Sq. Ft. of Living Space 300 ft. of private beach 3 Levels with commercial grade elevator Offered for: $15,900,000

88987 Old Highway Islamorada, FL 7 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, 2 Half Baths 8,226 sq ft. of grand living space 2 Acres 170 ft. of Ocean Frontage Offered for: $6,645,000

Kim Thaler, Broker Associate c. 305.393.2787 o. 305.712.8888

Each office is independently owned & operated.

MUST HAVE ITEMS Valentino Tie-Detailed Virgin Wool and Cashmere Sweater Cashmere is being reimagined, to some degree, as an upscale version of wool, albeit softer and finer. This Valentino sweater brings them together, pairing a refined texture and handkerchief-style silhouette with a thin leather belt for structure. All the while, the fabric’s composition delivers the ultimate in casual-to-dressy warmth. Jacquemus Pink Mohair La Maille Albi Sweater 2020 was declared the year of the statement sweater across both men’s and women’s collections. Although that trend has since emerged as knit patterns or graphics, Jacquemus presents a different interpretation based on texture, with a soft mohair/wool blend playing off a bright watermelon pink shade. Puff sleeves give it a spaciously relaxed yet structured quality. Missoni Crochet-Knit Pants Missoni’s classic knit textures were made for months like these, serving as the precise confluence of style and comfort. These straight-leg pants show that not every knit needs to be a sweater or jacket, adding a multicolored chevron pattern to a casual silhouette with just a touch of stretch for ease of wear.

Winter ITEMS for her

Sorel Out 'N About Plus Conquest Waterproof Suede Ankle Boots It can be a challenge to find winter boots that also deliver some style. Sorel excels in this area, with the Out ‘N About serving as a testament to that. An ankle silhouette hits at just the right height, while faux shearling wraps your feet in cozy warmth and a waterproof suede exterior with sealed seams blocks out the elements.

Kassl Editions Satin Belted Trench Coat Light, almost champagne pink has been one of 2020’s defining shades, adding a subtle, shimmering touch to plenty of staple garments. This hue, plus the soft satin material, veers this Kassl Editions trench coat away from expectations, yet a double-layered belted design still supports your downtown adventures. 8 |

Fendi Logo Print Reversible Jacket What are you in the mood for? This reversible jacket places smooth, solid-color wool on one side, complete with contrasting leather patch pockets, and shakes things up with an all-over tonal logo print on the reverse. Dress for the occasion with its cropped, drop-shoulder structured silhouette.


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Shelly Tretter Lynch Lic. R.E. Salesperson (203) 550-8508 shelly.tretterlynch@compass. com

Compass Connecticut, LLC is a licensed real estate broker and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are approximate. This is not intended to solicit property already listed. Nothing herein shall be construed as legal, accounting or other professional advice outside the realm of real estate brokerage.

MUST HAVE ITEMS A.P.C. Fringed Virgin Wool-Felt Scarf A.P.C. has shown for years that there’s quality in simplicity, and embodies the American obsession with French effortlessness. This scarf precisely exemplifies that, with virgin wool felt for a soft next-to-skin feel accented with fringed ends.

Prada Cable-Knit Beanie While many menswear brands have been thriving in maximalist territory, Prada toes the line between statement making and classic. Pieces like this beanie clearly fall into the latter, with timeless cable knit construction. Marled wool brings both texture and warmth, keeping you cozy on those below-freezing days when you need to head outdoors.

Winter ITEMS for him Thom Browne Striped Wool Sweater Thom Browne has long left his mark with his slim, cropped men’s suits and avant-garde Fashion Week presentations. Beyond this façade is a brand built on quality construction and classic silhouettes, and these facets emerge through this sweater. Constructed out of Shetland wool, it brings the texture and warmth you seek, and considers all the details, including mother-of-pearl buttons and grosgrain trim.

Rick Owens X Moncler Coyote Quilted Shell and Shearling Down Jacket Rick Owens’ menswear silhouettes have continued to impress on the runway, both with their less-typical lines and clear penchant for feminine forms. Here, Owens takes a cue from streetwear, partnering with a quintessential outdoor brand to make a similar impact with a seemingly straightforward coldweather item. Soft, textured lamb shearling contrasts against a durable nylon shell, while quilting and extra insulation exemplify the confluence between practical construction and fashion. 10 |

SINGLE-LEVEL HOME MASTERPIECE 15 MIN TO SKIING - 30 MIN TO SLC AIRPORT This brand new, single-level masterpiece is situated in a private cul-de-sac on the 7th hole in the prestigious gated golf community of Glenwild, offering stunning views of Deer Valley and the Wasatch Mountain Range. Designed by renowned architect Michael Upwall with Upwall Design and

built by Hess Construction, the home was planned for seamless living throughout. Take the serene indoor living outside to the peaceful courtyard

where you can escape daily distractions or step out to the spacious back patio that overlooks the golf course where you enjoy covered outdoor dining, fire pit, and outdoor TV. Other luxuries include: office built for two, custom wine cellar, 5-car garage, ski lockers with boot warmers, dog wash, heated driveway, open floor plan, ensuite bedrooms, and more. Glenwild is a high-security gated community, featuring Utah’s #1 rated golf course by Golf Digest Magazine since 2001, club house with spa, community pool, restaurant, & gold rated hiking & biking trails.

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BUCKET LIST 2021 2021 marks the occasion to get out there and explore the world – do activities you would have only dreamed of doing or seeing sights that you’ve never experienced before. Across all corners of the globe, we’ve compiled some bucket list-worthy options to plan your next adventure:

Sleep Under The Stars L’Albereta, a Relais & Chateaux property, brings the accoutrements of luxury travel with stunning day to night views. When the sun is up, you can look out at the rolling green hills and distant castles and stone churches dotting the Franciacorta region of Italy, itself known across the world for its wines. Once dusk sets in, the property’s room 404 is the place you want to be: the roof opens up, letting you view the unadulterated night sky for all of its beauty and million points of light. ■

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Dine With Giraffes

Giraffe Manor, a Safari Collection-owned property not far from Nairobi, Kenya, lets you experience East African wildlife through a completely new perspective. Visitors stay in an ivy-covered colonial-era home modeled after a Scottish hunting lodge and converted into a hotel in the 1980s. Here, up to 25 guests observe a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes, roaming both the grounds and nearby wildlife sanctuary, and you’ll have the opportunity to feed them pellets by hand as you dine for breakfast or tea later in the day. Book your stay to Giraffe Manor with Yellow Zebra Safaris. ■



Visit Glass - Blue Waters Zakynthos, Greece

Swimming through glass-blue waters is stunningly surreal – and something you can only experience in certain corners of the globe. Zakynthos, Greece, is among that select list, known for its striking geological formations along the coast. Here, as the bright Mediterranean sun passes through the caves, the sea appears as an almost sapphire shade of blue with a high degree of clarity. As you swim, this combination lets you watch the reef, fish, and other marine life around you â–

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#4 Experience Glass Bottomed Destinations

For another perspective of the sea and its beauty, glass-bottomed or glass-floor hotel rooms let you observe the blue ocean and its creatures directly below you. Cayo Espanto in Belize is known for such an experience of the Caribbean, particularly its 1,100 square foot Casa Ventanas accommodations. This villa sits right above the water and, with a glass floor, provides a window into the Caribbean Sea’s stunning environment. ■


Explore Deep Under Scuba Diving

Scuba diving opens up a whole new world – one where you can watch marine life below the surface and explore the ocean terrain of another geographic locale. The activity itself creates a sense of weightlessness – some say it’s the closest you’ll get to flying – that lets you see reefs, fish, and other creatures up close, taking in all their colors and studying them in their habitat. Top scuba diving destinations exist across the globe, so wherever you find yourself, schedule in an expedition on your next vacation.■ | 15



Visit a Private Island

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Fregate Private Island is a one of a kind destination where guests recieve an exclusive 5 - star experience and team committed to conservation. It is located four degrees south of the equator, an outstanding beauty with peaceful settings of verdant, tropical interiors and abundant nature fringed by seven awe-inspiring beaches. An approximately 2.19 square kilometre in size with Mount Signal as its apex, rising at 125m above sea level. A perfect place to stay is Banyan Hill Estate. This Estate can accommodate up to 6 adults + 3 children . Your personal assistant will be assigned to each villa including a 24/7 private butler service, to assure customised and high-class service throughout your stay. â–


Fly Through the Clouds - Skydive Skydiving is all about exhilaration from above, be it the speed, incredibly new angle, or the sights you see from this height. The quintessential bucket list activity, skydiving starts with the anticipation of what you’re about to explore, lets you experience the sensation of flying through the clouds for a brief minute, and, as soon as you get used to the activity, you can take in the landscape – mountains, coastline, or, in some cases, vast desert. ■

Camel Excursion

Kamkam Dunes opens up the opportunity to explore the North African landscape through luxury yet nomadic-style accommodations near Erfoud, Morocco. Among the activities available to guests are camel excursions. You’ll hike with a camel across the desert from 8 a.m., seeing the expanse of dunes and stopping in the village of Hassilabied for a Moroccan lunch with tea and the chance to go swimming. At certain times of the day, the itinerary lets you watch the sunrise or sunset while hiking with a camel. ■ | 17


ANTI - RADIATION DEVICES Since personal computers and cellphones took off in the 1990s, radiation exposure has long been a concern, with many questioning how much usage is too much. Especially with the availability of Wi-Fi, cellphone and Bluetooth signals, and 24-7 transmission from routers, low levels of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation exposure have turned into a constant aspect of daily life. Unfortunately, potential risks and the research supporting claims are inconsistent. The National Cancer Institute has indicated that the radio-frequency (RF) energy from cellphones is relatively

low, but the World Health Organization has classified these devices as probable carcinogens – or, more specifically, that more research is needed to establish a link between regular cellphone usage and the development of certain cancers. To mitigate risks, anti-radiation or anti-EMF covers for smart phones, watches, and tablets have taken off, as have clothing, hats, and even glasses to reduce your exposure. Solutions divert, deflect, or absorb the radiation to limit the amount of radiofrequency waves you and your children are exposed to:

ZNAP Glasses ZNAP made a name for itself with a more ergonomic, portable, and “invisible” laptop stand. They’ve since extended that innovative approach to anti-blue light glasses that help fight eye strain by blocking the transmission of blue light as you work, with a yellow tint and classic rectangular silhouette.

Waves Protect Cases The team behind Waves Protect came up with an idea to create a functional RF-blocking case that also offers stylish appeal and longevity. Today, the company starts with genuine Italian leather, soft-touch plastic, and microfiber to protect your smartphone while reducing EMF exposure up to 96 percent and offering RFID-blocking features for your credit and debit cards.

Shield Headwear Shield Headwear weaves its garments out of silver fiber, offering a stretchy and comfortable feel with anti-radiation properties. Woven silver material serves as a middle layer between more traditional textiles, or it’s woven in conjunction with cotton. In all contexts, silver repels radiation away, including newer 5G frequencies, while improving the body’s conductivity. Beyond blocking out electromagnetic radiation waves, silver provides antimicrobial, antistatic, heat retention, and blood circulation properties.

EMF Harmonizer+ Stickers EMF Harmony designs its anti-radiation stickers based on a dual-level, bio-energetic system that lessens exposure to EMF radiation at the sub-atomic level. Direct Technology reduces the level of electromagnetic radiation’s energetic frequencies, and Adaptive Technology works to support your body’s cell energy, which is easily disrupted by EMF radiation. Because the case doesn’t block electromagnetic frequencies, your device still works as normal when you need it. Measuring 1.2 x 1.2 inches and made of stainless steel, the EMF Harmonizer+ is placed directly on a device, remaining in place with adhesive backing. Ideally, the sticker should be placed on the back side near the bottom, not far from where you would charge it. 18 |

THE HARLAND | WEST HOLLYWOOD | NOW SELLING 37 Residences Comprised of Townhomes + Flats Starting at $1,495,000 Features Include: • • • •

1, 2 + 3 bedrooms Private Rooftop Terraces + Balconies Poliform Cabinetry Miele Appliances

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Light Oak Wood Floors Calcutta-honed Marble Countertops + Backsplash Luxury Amenities include Screening Room, Bowling Alley + Fitness Center

The Harland West Hollywood is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between Marmol Radziner and Office Untitled, Exquisitely crafted, The Harland emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto expansive private outdoor terraces and patios. Each residence exhibits a refined mid-century modern aesthetic. JOSH, MATTHEW & HEATHER ALTMAN LOS ANGELES LUXURY REALTORS

DRE #01764587 / #01874316


310.819.3250 @TheAltmanBrothers

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Glass Apple Farm

00 APPLE PIE RIDGE ROAD | 978+ ACRES | OFFERED FOR: $6,750,000 This landmark property is situated in North Georgia overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. This private island retreat comes with private stables, barn with caretaker apartment, and abundant riding trails. A second caretaker home or guest cottage is also on the grounds along with waterfalls, vineyards/ gardens, and a large fishing pond! A total of 1,128+ acres including the home is offered at $12,750,000. Located a little over an hour from Atlanta, Georgia. Judi Renfroe | Equestrian Estate & Luxury Collection Specialist | c: 404.550.5644 o: 404.475.0505 33 South Main Street, Suite 201 | Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES Š Š2020 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Preventative, Predictive, Personalized Health.

Explore excellence in your clinical care and personal wellness at Fountain Life. Our personalized exclusive assessment is one that is not available anywhere else in the world. The innovative program integrates state-of-the-art imaging, extensive diagnostics and whole genome sequencing to provide you with the most accurate picute of your health. Do not wait to know the truse report of your current health and future health.

Fountain Life 1285 Creekside BLVD E. Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109 239.529.177 |

Rare Opportunity Looking Over Newport Harbor Brenton Cove, Newport, RI

Rare Opportunity to own in the coveted D Building at Bonniecrest overlooking Newport Harbor. This beautiful first floor corner residence allows for complete privacy and additional natural light with windows wrapping around all three walls. First floor location allows for immediate access to the grounds and amenities. The two bedroom 3 full bath plus den can be easily converted into three bedrooms plus den. Open living room to den features wood burning fireplace with deep tray ceilings. Bonniecrest is a stately gated 12 acre estate providing residents with sweeping manicured lawns and gardens originally designed by the iconic Frederick Law Olmsted firm. Amenities include a heated in ground saltwater swimming pool and hot tub, professional clay tennis courts, private beach with paddle board and kayak storage, and a dinghy dock all located on the edge of Brenton Cove. Purchase Price: $1,795,000.


Principal Broker Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. 19 Brown & Howard Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840 Office: 401-619-3333 | US Mobile: 401-862-2793

Creating Memories That Last A Lifetime Montara F Farm arm 6749 STRINGER ROAD | CLERMONT, GEORGIA | 123 + ACRES | OFFERED FOR: $5,250,000 Nestled in the foothills of North Georgia, this private, mountain property includes incredible views of Wauka Mountain and Long Mountain. This estate boasts all you need for a private getaway or all inclusive retreat center. Over 123+ acres of land including approximately 80+ acres of pasture, two stocked ponds, stadium-sized riding arena, sports area to include pool, gym and tennis court. The main lodge with attached guest corners is over 8,000 square feet, designed to make you feel right at home. You will be quickly immersed in the majestic beauty of the outdoors. This Farm can accommodate up to 40 guest and rest on 123 acres plus. | Emeritus 2018 - National Association Of Realtors Judi Renfroe | Equestrian Estate & Luxury Collection Specialist | c: 404.550.5644 o: 404.475.0505 33 South Main Street, Suite 201 | Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES GEORGIA PROPERTIES Š2020 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity.




North Platte River Valley, Wyoming

ocated on 30,000 acres of an operating cattle ranch in Wyoming’s North Platte River Valley, Brush Creek Ranch brings together luxurious relaxation with the quintessentially western landscape of prairies, rolling hills, forests, mountains, and rivers. Since opening, Brush Creek Ranch has considered the whole family and, in turn, offers something for everyone in a historic semi-outdoor setting. Right in between the majestic Sierra Madre mountain range and the Medicine Bow National Forest, Brush Creek Ranch consists of three properties blending wellness, garden-to-table dining, and sustainable ranching with a sense of adventure in a mountain retreat atmosphere. The Lodge & Spa offers 33 units and serves as both the gateway to relaxation and nature activities. The Magee Homestead builds upon this with such wellness and rejuvenation attractions as a grotto soaking pool, sauna, and

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steam room, as well as horseback riding. The French Creek Sportsmen’s Club, located on Sanger Ranch, appeals to the outdoorsmen and women out there seeking to get away from it all while hunting and fishing. Attractions change with the seasons. Winter vacations are an opportunity to savor gourmet meals and craft beers at The Farm, a seed-to-table dining experience that further offers cooking, butchering, and baking classes and guides beverage and dining events at the resort’s Cheyenne Club. Brush Creek Ranch’s character is based around its history – the establishing of homesteads, built on sustainability, in the American West, combined with Saratoga’s hot springs. Brush Creek’s collection of properties functions as an authentic cattle ranch, utilizing sustainable practices through operations, emphasizing the frontier ethos of hard work, and preserving the surrounding ecosystem. More specifically, owners Bruce and Beth White do this through stream and watershed improvements, organic greenhouse practices, rotational cattle grazing, and limiting development with the exception of outdoor recreational activities and agriculture. Since named the No. 1 Resort in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine, Brush Creek Ranch expanded its offerings for Winter 2020, focusing on the luxury traveler looking for a more private and intimate approach to adventure. Among the attractions are 25 acres of glade skiing at Green Mountain, a private 620-acre mountain resort surrounded by forest lands and Brush Creek Ranch’s latest edition. Only 12 guests are allowed on the property at one time, with guides and instructors available for activities. Non-guests further have the option to buy out the mountain for a day of private skiing. ■




Mt Fuji, Japan

s a vacationing option, glamping has been growing in popularity globally in recent years. Part of the appeal is the connection the visitor gets with the outdoors. Yet, this exposure and closeness to nature are coupled with luxury facilities and planned activities. In Japan, HOSHINOYA Fuji delivers such an experience on the pine-covered slopes of Mt. Fuji, on an UNESCO heritage site yet relatively hidden and overlooking Lake Kawaguchi to the south. To get here, the visitor travels up a sloped path through a wooded landscape by jeep. You’ll spot the resort’s cabins on a cleared section of the hill, and beyond are the dining facilities and the Cloud Terrace relaxation area, a series of modernist platforms that appear to float among the landscape. Setting HOSHINOYA Fuji apart from other glamping experiences is its approach to nature: here, you’re encouraged,

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through sofas under the trees and evening campfires, to enjoy the outdoors on more relaxed terms. Structures facilitate this exploration, while the resort reduces the downsides of traditional camping. For your stay, the resort’s cabins maintain such a balance. Part of the floor plan remains outdoors with a balcony and glass wall, while the rather minimalist living quarters include air conditioning, a bathroom, sleeping area, and sofa. Along the pine-covered slopes, each offers a view of the mountain and lake, with the opportunity to take in the often-colorful seasonal landscape. Lighting – indirect to replicate a natural feel – creates a softness that lets visitors observe the stars at night. Traditionally, glamping resorts highlight hiking, nature walks, and water activities among their attractions. HOSHINOYA Fuji diverges in this area. Although you’ll have the opportunity to explore the terrain, sign up for mountain trekking, or row across the lake, visitors can learn to smoke and flavor food with wood chips, chop wood that later fuels a pizza oven, and properly learn to use tools to do such tasks. As another alternative, visitors can tour the mountain by electric bicycle to take in the landscape and sights at their own speed. While activities help you become familiar with various outdoor cooking methods, HOSHINOYA Fuji’s own dining focuses on Frenchinspired meals, prepared with local ingredients and wildlife, including deer and boar caught by skilled hunters. Herbs and preparation methods vary by season, with winter presenting meals in a shabushabu hot pot fashion. Photo Credit: Hoshino Resorts ■




Verbier, Swiss Alps

halet Silver Surfer is truly at the pinnacle of luxurious mountain living in Verbier, Swiss Alps. Chalet Silver Surfer spans over 1500 square metres combining two beautiful chalets where 18 guests can be accommodated featuring nine bedrooms. The two chalets are sumptuously designed throughout and feature an array of deluxe facilities. With a 17m indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, 3D cinema and well-appointed gym, this vast luxury estate defined a new concept of contemporary alpine chalets. On the first floor there are the open space living and dining areas furnished with elegant, warm soft furnishings and a relaxing neutral palette. Perfect for entertaining, the large sliding doors feature access to an oversized wrap-around balcony.

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The heart of the chalet is the 17 m swimming pool which spans its width, offering a relaxing space to unwind after a day on the mountain. A must experience would be the sauna or outdoor hot tub. Chalet Silver Surfer also includes a poker room with wine cave, bar and billiard area and gaming room. Photo credit: Haute Retreats â–




200 km above the Arctic Circle, Sweden

ere at the Icehotel, you will find the most fascinating, pristine “ice art” when you embrace the experience of sleeping on ice. The hotel recommends you book one night on ice and a couple in their traditional hotel rooms to get the most out of your experience. Artist Johan Larson says he, “Wanted to create a feeling of being embraced and protected by the ice.” That is what you’ll experience while you sleep on a giant bed made of actual ice from the neighboring river.

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Each suite has a theme, and the artists from the U.S., Germany, U.K., and other countries are all hand-selected from over 200 applicants and invited to make the suite that you will experience. After winter passes, the art simply melts during the spring. The next year, the entire hotel will be redesigned. The Icehotel, in fact, is the world’s first and largest hotel built out of snow and ice – a fascination every human must experience. photo credit: Asaf Kliger. â–


During the Covid pandemic, there has been a migration of families with children moving from City of San Francisco to the suburbs, but for a young couple or a young active family who like to stay in the City center, there are two wonderful homes near active commercial streets to consider.

San Francisco | 1501 Filbert Street Penthouse 7D

Located in one of San Francisco's most favorite neighborhoods, this

rarely-available penthouse is in one of Cow Hollow neighborhood’s best new condo buildings. Built in 2014, the Amero on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Filbert Street is a boutique 27 unit building with an elegant spacious lounge lobby with fireplace and stunning roof deck with BBQ's, outdoor dining area and outdoor lounge with fire-pit for each penthouse. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths penthouse interior features beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors with dramatic open floor plan with wall to wall glass and panoramic views of entire Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay and magical night lights of Russian Hill, Marina, Nob Hill and Pacific Heights. The dining and living area both facing stunning views. The kitchen has stone counter center island with bar 34 |

seating and top of line appliances. An office with bookcases and file cabinets is also on this floor. The lower floor features a master suite with wall-to-wall windows to enjoy panoramic views, a walk-in closet and a spa-like en-suite marble bathroom with double vanity sinks and a second bedroom with bathroom. There is in-unit washer/dryer and storage room. Also included is a 2 car parking spaces in the building's gated underground garage. Low HOA fees of $688 per month include high-speed internet (WebPass), water, garbage, maintenance, building insurance, and reserves. The special location is walking distance to the restaurants, shopping, and amenities of Union Street and upper Polk Street (walkscore of 99). â–


Special upgrades include: · All new doors, baseboards, door trims throughout. · Lutron shades throughout designed to reflect heat and blackout shades in bedrooms. · Media center with TV cabinet designed to not block the view and Sonos throughout. · Added custom built in cabinets in half bath and wine fridge in office · New carpets in bedrooms · California closets in master and guest closets · Completely new custom master bath with heated floors, Toto bidet toilet, rain shower, Carrera marble counter and shower.

Offered at $4,380,000 Olivia Hsu Decker 415.720.5915


San Francisco | 3150 Buchanan Street

3150 Buchanan Street was fully renovated in 2013 and the

project was overseen by the renowned designer, Jean-Pierre Berthy. The home is a stunning contemporary designed 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath home, with a classic Victorian façade. It’s approximately 3,137 square foot on a 2,304 square foot lot. The home is detached on 3 sides and not in liquefaction zone. The main level showcases a bright and spacious open floor plan. The floor features the living room with gaslit fireplace, a powder room, and a coat closet. At the opposite end of the level, the doors fully open onto a deck from the dining alcove and a naturally lit kitchen.

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The kitchen’s marble counter tops, ample cabinets, top of the line Miele appliances, and an eat-in bar counter are a chef’s dream. The upper-level features the master bedroom with wall-to-wall closets, a built in TV. From the master bedroom, you can access a balcony and the spa-like bathroom with designer bathtub, large glass walled rain shower, and double vanity sinks. The upper-level also features 2 additional bedrooms which share a full bathroom and a laundry room. The lower level features a 4th bedroom with full bath, a spacious family/media room, and a wine cooler. The lower level opens up onto a delightful elevated backyard with a golf putting green, build-in seating, and lush lemon trees. It also includes an extra-large 550 square foot garage for 2 cars and built-in storage. The home has ultra clean lines, fantastic light, white oak floors, and all the modern amenities. No detail is overlooked from the 16 +/-foot wall-to-wall sliding glass Fleetwood doors to the artful direction of 2-inch display LED lights. iPads at each level can control the heating, fan, built in Sonos system, doorbell, and security cameras which capture every side of the house. The location is a walker’s paradise. You are a short distance to all of the markets, stores, restaurants, services, and shopping on Union Street, Filmore Street, and Chestnut Street. It is also in close proximity to many public transportation routes, including Lombard Street. This is also a quick bike ride distance to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio National Park, Marina Green, the yacht clubs, Fort Mason, and the Palace of Fine Arts. ■

Offered at $4,500,000 Olivia Hsu Decker 415.720.5915


John’s Island Vero Beach, Florida PRICE: $8,200,000 LOCATION: 620 Ocean Road BEDROOMS: 4+Lower Level BATHROOMS: 5 Full, 1 Half SQUARE FEET: 10,256± GSF John’s Island Real Estate Company 772.231.0900

Revel in vibrant sea vistas and sunrises from this impeccable 4BR/5.5BA beach haven positioned

along 120± feet of direct ocean frontage. Enjoy entertaining around the artfully landscaped pool, or find respite from life’s demands over the sprawling 1.27± acres - whether by the warm sands and waves or from the principal rooms that showcase the tranquil landscape. Warm wood floors and custom millwork lend casual elegance to this 10,256± GSF home, punctuated with an island kitchen that is a culinarian’s desire and adjoining family room that opens to a deck for indulging in outdoor living. A striking living room with built-ins and fireplace flows to a vaulted great room with dual dining areas and a series of sliders that feature sea views. A luxurious master suite with dual bathrooms and expansive walk-in closets, and three en suite bedrooms - including a separate guest cabana with kitchenette - are complemented by gorgeous architectural details and warm ambient light. The home boasts two multi-car garages and a lower level, which features a grand opportunity to finish ample recreational space to your taste. A private dune crossover allows for direct beach access from your own backyard.


Designated as one of the top 100 Platinum Clubs of America, Fortune 500 CEO’s and entrepreneurs alike are attracted to the picturesque seaside landscape, world-class amenities, no state income tax, near perfect climate, legendary family-oriented lifestyle, vertical equity membership, and outstanding calendar of social and recreational activities. Members enjoy three championship golf courses, 17 Har-Tru tennis courts, singles and doubles squash, pickleball, croquet, an abundance of water activities, Health & Fitness Center, and vast array of dining options at any of the three, updated clubhouses including the spectacular Beach Club overlooking three miles of pristine beach. A private airport offering flights aboard Elite Airways is only minutes away. For more information please contact John’s Island Real Estate Company at (772) 231-0900 or visit ■ | 39



With strong and rising property values, Beverly Hills is a landmark for the luxury lifestyle. While movies and television have turned it into a must-visit destination for tourists, the city – an independent municipality within Los Angeles with a population of roughly 35,000 – has the friendliness and well-run organization of a small town with the diversity of a big city, albeit one where luxury shopping and dining destinations are a quick drive away and you’ll occasionally spot well-known celebrities and athletes. Since the 1920s, stars finding fame in Hollywood have resided in Beverly Hills, and this context shapes its attractions, from lavish mansions to Rodeo Drive, the hub of the city and location of many internationally acclaimed restaurants and designer boutiques. For locals, popular attractions that have turned into social spots include museums like the Paley Center for Media, various art galleries off the beaten path, farmer’s markets, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, and Cañon Gardens, home to a summer concert series. Beyond attractions, Beverly Hills offers residents the best of both worlds: proximity to Los Angeles and its many destinations, while offering the amenities of a smaller city, including top-performing schools and independent police and fire departments. Its location, in everyday life, offers other assets: access to leading universities like USC and UCLA, the option to drive into the city to see a major sports team, and job opportunities in the growing tech sector of Silicon

Valley and Silicon Beach and the world’s entertainment capital. Yet, Beverly Hills’ communities provide a reprieve from its bustling tourist sites, and to create this atmosphere, many are closed off to the public. By the weekend, you can hike to see the beautiful mountain views of Franklin Canyon Park, located just outside of the city, or head to the beach in Malibu – popular as a second home destination for many Beverly Hills residents. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Joyce Rey | Coldwell Banker Global Luxury 310-291-6646 | |




ounded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is a seaside city rich in history. Located on Aquidneck Island, Newport is famous for its Gilded Age mansions and a high concentration of early American colonial homes. The city also offers a variety of unique architectural homes along its amazing coast line. Newport was the location of the first U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and is home to the Tennis Hall of Fame. The city also hosted the first US Open Golf Tournament and has continued to host many golf tournaments at area championship courses. Newport is still the epicenter for sailing, having hosted every challenge to the America’s Cup between 1930 to 1983. Today, Newport still hosts a full schedule of international and national regattas and is the proud new home of the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Motor and sailing yachts fill the harbor in the summer and fall seasons. Newport International Polo hosts teams from around the world during its season from June through September, with an annual gala honoring a chosen international team. The famed Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals are pastimes that still attract music lovers from all over the world. Newport Film presents current and impactful documentaries at breathtaking outdoor locations around the city. A number of great events occur to support local charitable foundations such as the Newport Yacht Rendezvous, the Preservation Society Ball and the Weekend of Coaching. Newport has a number of beautiful beaches, as well as the famed Cliff Walk for visitors and residents to enjoy. There are also an impressive array of restaurants, shops, galleries and museums.

Located 180 miles northeast of New York City and 71 miles to Boston, Massachusetts, Newport offers easy access for seasonal residents as well as year-round. Real estate opportunities range from historic colonial homes primarily located on Historic Hill and in The Point neighborhood to Gilded Era mansions considered “Summer Cottages” along the famed Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Avenue. There are also an array of charming cottages in the city’s Fifth Ward and Yachting Village neighborhoods along with unique and beautifully restored carriage houses and fire stations sprinkled around the city. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Paul Benson | Engel & Völkers Park City 435-640-7441 |



Characterized by the rich history, Greenwich is considered “The

Gateway to New England”. As home to many notable families, Greenwich is no longer Connecticut’s best kept secret but rather a destination for individuals, couples and families looking for a sophisticated lifestyle within a fifty mile radius of Manhattan. Whether Greenwich becomes one’s primary residence, summer home or weekend destination, the town is culturally filled with many options, such as the Bruce Museum, The Historical Society of Greenwich, private art galleries, The Greenwich Arts Council, The Greenwich International Film Festival, and the Greenwich Symphony. The preeminent public school system along with the multitude of private learning institutions, including Greenwich Country Day, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, The Whitby School, Eagle Hill, offer an enhanced intellectual platform for students with a wide range of options and academic vigor. The schools offer great diversity and appeal to all students on an international level. Greenwich is considered “The Safest City in America” by for communities that have a population above 50,000 residents. With a supreme police department and a stellar local government, the Town of Greenwich has prioritized their residents to enjoy a lifestyle of both safety and financial stability. The community is over 67 square miles (47 square miles of land) and has approximately 62,000 residents. This coastal town is the largest on Connecticut’s ‘Gold Coast”, with many hedge funds and larger financial service companies. World class shopping on Greenwich

Avenue along with world class dining throughout the community. The landscape - particularly the quintessentially New England foliage - differentiates Greenwich from nearby cities. See the seasons change right in town, or in its multiple recreation areas from waterfront activities to backcountry trails. Enjoy Greenwich Point Park, the Greenwich Land Trust, the Babcock Preserve, the Greenwich Audubon Society, it’s many golf course or it’s small islands, accessible by ferry, in Long Island Sound. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Shelly Tretter Lynch | Compass, Greenwich CT 203-550-8508 | |




ocated just 90 minutes south of Miami, in the Florida Keys, 3,900acre Islamorada is made up of several islands and spans 18 linear miles. This scenic village is known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. It hosts the largest fishing fleet per square mile in the world and depending on the time of year, you can fish for sailfish and marlin, kingfish, wahoo, mahi-mahi, tuna, tarpon, and bonefish. Islamorada tourists and residents love experiencing the abundant scenic bay and ocean views, visiting Theater of the Sea marine mammal park and the History of Diving Museum, or dining and shopping in locally-owned restaurants, shops, and galleries. Residents also embrace a strong focus on conservation of the natural environment in Islamorada. The village has enacted policies to reduce global warming pollution levels and provide economic and quality of life benefits such as reduced energy bills, green space preservation, air quality improvements and energy conservation through its unique Environmental Sustainability Plan. The most premium properties in Islamorada showcase the 360-degrees of water, either on the oceanfront or sunset views over the bay. The Florida Keys have become a popular vacation home market for people throughout the world. These like-minded people are attracted to the laid-back lifestyle and beautiful waters of the Florida Keys as well as the fresh seafood fare and rich traditions. â–

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Kim Thaler | Oceans Sotheby’s International Realty 305-393-2787 | | 43




ounded in 1639, Newport, Rhode Island is a seaside city rich in history. Located on Aquidneck Island, Newport is famous for its Gilded Age mansions and high concentration of early American colonial homes. The city also offers a variety of unique architectural homes along its amazing coast line. Newport was the location of the first U.S. Open in both tennis and golf, and is the home of the Tennis Hall of Fame Museum and an annual Pro Tournament. There are a number of championship golf courses in the area. Newport is still the epicenter for international sailing, having hosted every challenge to the America’s Cup between 1930 to 1983. Today, Newport still hosts a full schedule of international sailing regattas. Motor and sailing yachts fill the harbor in the summer and fall seasons. For the equestrian pursuits, Newport International Polo hosts teams from around the world during its season from June through September, with an annual gala honoring of an international polo team. The famed Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals are pastimes that still attract music lovers from all over the world. The Newport Film Festival offers outdoor documentary films at breathtaking locations around the city. A number of great events occur to support local charitable foundations from the Newport Yacht Rendezvous to the Preservation Society Ball and Coaching Week. Newport offers a number of beautiful beaches, as well as the famed Cliff Walk. You will also discover an impressive array of restaurants, shops, galleries and museums. Located 180 miles northeast of New York City and 71 miles to

Boston, Massachusetts, Newport offers easy access for seasonal residents as well as year-round. Real estate opportunities range from historic colonial homes primarily located in the City’s Historic Hill and The Point neighborhoods to Gilded Era historic mansions considered “Summer Cottages” along the famed Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Avenue. There are also an array of charming cottages in the city’s Fifth Ward and Yachting Village neighborhoods sprinkled in are unique properties such as restored carriage houses and fire stations. While finding vacant lots in Newport can be a challenge, there are a number of parcels around Ocean Drive. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Stacie Mills | Vanderbilt International Properties Ltd. 401-862-2793 |



Paradise Valley, Ariz., has earned a few distinctions. It's one of the

sunniest places in the country - on average, the town sees 294 days of sun per year - and it's the home to multiple resorts looking to take advantage of these bright, balmy conditions. Added to this, many note that the town seems strangely underdeveloped compared to its larger neighbors Phoenix and Scottsdale - until you find out that residents intentionally keep it that way. Right in the center of Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Mountain Preserve, and the McDowell Mountains, Paradise Valley first became a town in 1961, and its 16.5 miles are home to over 12,000 people. Prior to this point, it existed as a rural area with nearly no commercial presence and midsized homes. Properties, too, tended to have several acres of land surrounding. After World War II, both cities considered expanding out here, but its residents objected, instead maintaining a bucolic, quiet community on their own with minimal government intervention. Real estate, these days, doesn't stray from the town's initial vision, with properties surrounded by expansive tracts of land. As such, homes tend to be priced higher here, and likely as a result, Paradise Valley's now one of Phoenix's highest-priced suburbs. However, most coming here do so for the resorts, of which eight exist within the town's borders. Most center on leisure and relaxation, encompassing fine dining, golfing, hiking, and spa environments in some form. But, if there's one attraction that defines the town, it's the

Goldwater Memorial, a bronze statue of former Senator Barry Goldwater, a long-time Paradise Valley resident. Memorializing the Senator with a threedecade career, the statue designed by Arizona artist Joe Beeler sits over a landscaped desert park with a path and incorporates various quotes he's said over the years. â–

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Robert Altshuler | Valley Luxury Partners 480-734-2455 | | 45




eattle—known as ‘The Emerald City’—and the Greater Seattle Area, which is home to nearly four million people, are the brightest and most valuable jewels in the crown of states that form The Pacific Northwest. Headquarters for Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, Nordstrom and other innovative companies, Seattle is the global gateway where visionary people from every corner of the earth converge, collaborate and create the technological and cultural wonders which define 21st Century living. 2020 has emboldened individuals to redefine the meaning of home and to reimagine the form, function and mission that living spaces must accomplish. In the Greater Seattle Area, this redefinition of home is driving exponentially increased demand for luxury residences on larger in-city lots and homes with privacy and acreage. Also, waterfront homes, buying island getaways as primary residences, country estates and ranches are more popular than ever before. Some of the strongest demand for Seattle area residences has come from California. Washington State doesn’t have an income tax—and Californians who make the Seattle area their new home may see as much as a 13% increase in income. Both new and longtime residents of the Greater Seattle Area have a deep appreciation for the region’s social and cultural activities. From independent coffee shops, to the world renown Pike Place Market and exceptional arts organization such as the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Seattle Art Museum. The Greater Seattle Area brings together the best of urbanity and nature. During this uncertain time, one fact remains certain for people

who have made the Greater Seattle area their home: From a Pioneer Square Pied a Terre to a contemporary dwelling in an architecturally arresting new building, living in Seattle means having the best of the Northwest—and the world—at their fingertips. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Moira Holley | Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty 206-612-5771 |




hether to enjoy your prime or spend your golden years, Naples, Florida is a small city by the sea known for its historic architecture, stunning ocean views, and world-class golf courses. It’s also one of the country’s wealthiest communities, home to more millionaires per population than almost any other city, and one of the safest, in terms of crime statistics. These factors emerge through Naples’ design and character. Right on the Gulf coast and home to a thriving tourism industry, visitors come to the Naples-Fort Myers region each year to relax on soft, white sands, swim in crystal emerald waters, and enjoy the beautiful sunset from Naples Pier. For residents, these factors are a year-round draw and contribute to its easygoing yet upscale atmosphere. Naples gets 2,900 hours of sunshine on average each year, and once here, you’ll find that the weather pleasantly stays within the 70s. The beach, as well as nearby parks and nature preserves, can be visited during every season, offering a tranquil escape. Wherever you walk, the city’s design is reminiscent of Mediterranean Europe, with stucco, arched facades and sloped tiled roofs. Real estate wise, Naples is home to many luxury properties and gated communities. Here, you’ll notice the city has a visible senior population: over 20 percent of residents are over 65 years of age, with some living in retirement communities and others flying in during winter to bask in the weather.

Some of the best beaches in the world can be found in Naples, due to its location and conditions. Walk along or relax on the sands, or as many do, revel in it from a boat off the shore. Beyond the sands, 80 championship golf courses are within Naples’ boundaries, with some designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, or other notable players. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Mark P. Riley | LUX International Properties 239-290-4202 | | 47




ainesville, Georgia is a vibrant and growing, solid and diverse community located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounded by beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier, the area offers unparalleled quality of life and a sound economic base for business and industry. Gainesville-Hall County (GHC) is home to more than 320 manufacturing and processing concerns, and 50 international company locations representing 15 foreign countries. The 2020 Milken Institute Report named the GHC Metro Area as the Top Small Metro Area in Georgia and #8 in the Nation for Best-Performing Small Metros. The City of Gainesville is constructing a new 1,300-acre business park located near the new mid-town development on the square. From kindergarten through college, GHC offers students educational opportunities of the highest caliber. Founded in 1878, Brenau University is a private university with its main campus in Gainesville. The university enrolls more than 3,500 students from approximately 48 states and 17 foreign countries, who seek degrees ranging from associate through doctoral level. Gainesville is also the home of the Gainesville Theater Alliance (GTA), a partnership between Brenau University, the University of North Georgia, Theatre Wings, and the Professional Company. Utilizing professional and student actors, this coalition provides nationally acclaimed theatrical entertainment for the entire area. For retirement, Where to Retire magazine named GHC as a top

destination in the sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire”. According to a recent study, GHC is home to 447 healthcare service providers employing 14,775 people, or 14 percent of the Hall County Workforce. At its heart is the Northeast Georgia Health System, a not-for-profit community network with over 700 physicians on staff. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) continues to receive top state and national rankings for quality, and studies ranked NGMC as Georgia’s #1 Heart Hospital from 2006 to 2017. ■

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING CITY, CONTACT: Judi Renfroe | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices / Equestrian Estate & Luxury Division 404-550-5644 |




hile, these days, Portland, Ore., is a better-known city, its identically named counterpart on the East Coast actually came first. Considered part of the greater Boston area, Portland, Maine, fuses the urban, artistic characteristics of its larger neighbor with New England small-town charm and throws in everything that makes Maine a top summertime vacation destination. Portland, in many regards, is all about fluidity: Small neighborhoods that transition from one to the next, old architecture blending in with new developments, and a coastal, seaside character coexisting with a bustling downtown, must-experience culinary attractions, and a strong local arts scene. Yet, as its greater metropolitan area holds one-third of Maine’s population and sees traffic surge in warmer seasons, it’s also very much the center of it all. How does this all come together? For one, Portland’s not just a tourist destination. Its Casco Bay location marks one of the U.S.’s few operating waterfronts, which also happens to be New England’s largest seaport by tonnage and second-largest fishing port overall. However, just a short walk away, you’ll encounter a busy city center filled with small businesses, galleries, and innovative restaurants not just using local ingredients like blueberries and lobster but further pushing the boundaries of culinary tradition. As well, an even closer look reveals an intriguing architectural amalgamation: Near traditional downtown high-rises sit preserved 19th and 20th century structures, the European-influenced Old Port, and, if you venture to the Eastern Promenade, various Victorian homes.

Even if you’re traveling in from out of town, Portland’s art scene is something you’ve got to experience at least once. The city’s Portland Museum of Art, sitting right at the center, features over 18,000 works spanning the classics through the late 20th century. But, its art-permile ratio exceeds any other city’s, and a short walk, or even a visit to the Maine College of Art, exposes you to more galleries, exhibits, and other cultural events. ■ | 49

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8466 El Paseo Grande, La Jolla I $26,900,000 Brand New, Exceptional Oceanfront on the white sands of La Jolla Shores. This 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, over 6,000 sf, Bill Hayerdesigned masterpiece, five years in the making, uses only the finest in materials, craftsmanship and conveniences. This home is nearly impossible to replicate and presents a rare opportunity to enjoy elevated beachfront living.


6089 La Jolla Scenic Drive South, La Jolla I $20,000,000 Zen-inspired architectural home filled with luxury, privacy and exceptional design. Set on over 3.5 acres, the 13,532 sf home features 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bath, Japanese gardens, city views, chef’s kitchen, cinema, fitness center, yoga studio, two pools, a loggia with a bar and grill, baseball field, and tennis and basketball courts.


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The Most Desirable HOMES ON THE MARKET 28 pages of Detail Inside the Finest Properties for Sale

Plantation Key Islamorada, Florida



uilt in 2006 and situated on over 10 acres off of the Old Highway on Plantation Key, this estate is luxury at its finest with a private and gated entrance. The property is nestled right on the Atlantic Ocean with 450 ft. of beach frontage and features some of the most beautiful tropical landscaping consisting of Sea Grape trees, and yellow and red Royal Poinciana trees, to name a few. Nestled between the main house and the guest house is a heated pool and hot tub designed with Keystone deck to complete the island feel of the exterior of the property. The aesthetic of the main and guest house resembles a Southern manor combined with regal Caribbean touches and attention to detail. | 53



The main house offers 6,652 sq. feet, where the third story is home to a grand master suite and an additional guest suite separated by the master bedroom dressing area. The main floor is home to a third guest suite each having jacuzzi tubs and spa-like showers as well as an additional lovely powder room. Upon entering the front door, you will find a marble foyer leading towards two elegant staircases that separate both wings of the expansive main residence. The living room is considerable in sizing and offers floor to ceiling windows with views of the sparkling ocean and a coral stone gas fireplace. On the main floor of the residence, you will find a Hemingway style library leading to one of the bedrooms, a kitchen that comes complete with timeless cabinetry, a gas stove with double ovens, bread warmer, island with its additional refrigerator for easy access when hosting, as well as, an oversized pantry. The upstairs leads to an attic/ mechanical closet which ultimately leads to the widows watch on the 54 |

roof of the home. The entirety of the backside of the home has grand porches that lend itself as the perfect location to take in the ocean breeze as well as spiral staircases that provide access to each of the three floors. On the other side of the property is the guest house which has 1161 sq. feet with two oversized bedrooms, each boasting its own bathroom, and a fabulous living area with floor to ceiling windows and water views. Both the main and guest homes have exquisite Brazilian Mahogany floors throughout, plenty of closet space/storage, custom crown molding, and windows for days providing the perfect residence to enjoy the beauty of the Florida Keys. â–



Offered at $11,900,000 For more information contact: Kim Thaler Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty 305.393.2787 | 55

The Colony at White Pine Canyon Park City, Utah



ew co-ownership opportunity: Own 1/4 of this professionally managed, turnkey Park City home. Ski in and out of this spectacular 9-bedroom Mountain contemporary, located on 4.6 acres in the high-security community of The Colony at White Pine Canyon. The recently remodeled home has an eat-in gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, a formal dining room, 14 bathrooms, 8 fireplaces, several family rooms, a wet bar, and multiple offices with views guaranteed to distract any remote worker. | 57



After a day on the slopes, catch a movie in the home theater, hit the home gym, or relax in the hot tub, sauna or steam shower. Add 360-degree views, and this is the ultimate ski lodge. The property, which includes a separate guest house and heated driveway, is 10 minutes from Park City's historic Main Street. Fresh interior design touches will also be added prior to closing. â–

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Offered at $4,250,000 (1/4 Co-Ownership) Purchase Price for Property $14,900,000 For more information contact: Paul Benson Engel & Vรถlkers Park City 435.640.7441 | 59

The Estates at North Street Greenwich, Connecticut



xclusive, Private, and Luxurious...The Estates at North Street is an intimate development of three sensational new custom homes by awardwinning Fletcher Development. | 61



Nestled on a breathtaking seven acres subdivision in the heart of sought after Greenwich, Connecticut these grand, yet gracious 'transitional' estates encompass approximately 9500 to 10,500 square feet, beautiful and private property with architecturally designed landscaping and private pool areas. The owner is able to still customize the interior spaces. â–

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Offered at $5,900,000 - $6,900,000 For more information contact: Shelly Tretter Lynch Compass Real Estate 203.550.8508 Hyleri Katzenberg Compass Real Estate 203.246.8395

Contemporary Masterpiece La Jolla, California



ncomparable ocean views seamlessly integrate with contemporary living in this new, awe-inspiring home. Stirring emotions in ways never experienced, the home is perfectly sited and designed to capture unmatched southern and western views. Upon entering, a lap pool and two cascading water walls offer reflection, while floating bridges, light wells, and moving glass walls subtly and beautifully create a dramatic, yet welcoming, respite from the everyday. | 65



Once inside, the more than 6,800 square foot home with four bedrooms, four baths, and two powder rooms, perfectly blends and connects more than 3,000 square feet of outdoor spaces with a world-class, fully-furnished interior. Throughout the property, natural elements of light, water and fire are perfectly fused with contemporary sustainable design, offering 360-degree experiential living. This exceptional waterfront home is, quite, simply, breathtaking. â–

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Offered at $19,500,000 - $21,500,000 For more information contact: Brett Dickinson Pacific Sotheby's International Realty DRE #01714678 858.204.6226 Deborah Greenspan Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty DRE# 01733274 619.972.5060

Extraordinary Villa Moderne Bel Air, California



his stunning, singular world class gated estate is balanced on a generous acre-plus lot overlooking fairways of the Bel Air Country Club. Built in 2015 by London-based architect, Felicity Bell, this indescribable residence is nothing short of a masterpiece. Noted as Villa Moderne, the estate is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac on the prestigious Perugia Way and is extremely private. | 69



As the ultimate Los Angeles retreat, meticulous craftwork presents unparalleled European quality and timeless elegance, comprising over 14,000 SF of living space with jaw-dropping ceiling heights. The formal foyer and sky-lit main gallery lead to the large grand room with floor-toceiling motorized glass doors opening to expansive outdoor entertaining areas, sprawling lawn, and infinity edge pool. Significant dining room, gourmet kitchen, and den. Three guest bedroom suites, extraordinary dual walk-in closets, silk carpets, spacious office with bathroom, two staff bedrooms, and indoor lap pool & gym. From sublime to the eternal! â–

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Offered at $38,500,000 For more information contact: Joyce Rey 310.291.6646 DRE#: 00465013 Ernie Carswell 310.345.7500 DRE#: 01111566 Rick Tyberg 310.702.2041 DRE#: 02076436

Legendary Mountain Living Vail, Colorado



n a pristine spot overlooking the Vail Golf Course with phenomenal Gore Range views, coveted throughout Vail, 1183 Cabin Circle is a newly constructed sight to behold. From the signature views to the expert design team using an extravagant mix of modern materials to the tastefully refined interiors and thoughtful floorplan that maximizes indoor/ outdoor living, everything about this home is awe-inspiring. Burglund Architects in partnership with Ten Plus Three, and Beck Building Company have masterfully transformed this approximate .72-acre lot into a six-bedroom, nine-bath, 11,023 square foot masterpiece in contemporary luxury, befitting of the celebrated ski resort town where it resides. | 73



The team procured and designed the finest of furnishings to create livable vignettes in every room for memorable moments to take center stage. Featuring Savant Home Automation, Lutron Lighting and electronic shades throughout, this lavish residence welcomes guests through a grand glass, steel, and natural stone entry into an impressive great room that immediately draws attention to the illustrious Gore Range view. The gourmet kitchen connects to a spacious family room with a lovely Holly Hunt custom fabric sofa, a handsome Sahara brown marble fireplace, and custom brass etagere display. The upper level of this three-story residence is divided into two distinct wings by a grand staircase with dramatic cascade lighting: the east wing master sanctuary and home office, and the west wing twobedroom guest suite situated above the three-bay garage. The master bedroom features unobstructed views of the Gore 74 |

Range and an elegant fireplace with bench encased in Apuan Fantastico polished marble. The home’s lower level offers more prime entertaining space with a large game/media room, three en-suite bedrooms, workout room with bathroom and steam shower, and direct access to the back patio with year-round heated pool and spa. Central to this extravagant entertainment space is a titanium leather granite bar that continues through glass doors to the outdoor patio bar with built-in Wolf grill, and an abundance of seating and pool storage. Overall, this unsurpassed Vail residence with a distinguished aesthetic, unparalleled indoor/outdoor transitions, and an impeccable combination of carefully selected, custom designed materials and furniture pieces has the extraordinary potential to define the next generation of legendary living in North America’s most prominent resort town. Copywriter: Amy Lewis



Offered at $32,000,000 For more information contact: Tye Stockton The Stockton Group LIV Sotheby's International Realty 970.471.2557 | 75

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. 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. | 77



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 ideal for extended family living. 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. This estate is an absolute equestrian’s dream home with a welldesigned 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. 78 |

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. The main home features a four-car attached garage and elevator. ■



Offered at $10,000,000 with extensive furnishing For more information contact: Marilyn Hoffman Hoffman International Real Estate 214.698.1736 | 79

key west & the lower keys

313 William St $3,850,000

810 Eisenhower Drive $3,250,000 Elegant & private estate beautifully updated with chef ’s kitchen, 900 bottle wine room, saltwater pool, entertaining loggia, guest cottage, covered carport, generator. 4BD/4.2BA | 2,177sf | 8,800sf lot

Magnificent Queen Anne beauty in the Historic Seaport District. Beautifully restored & tastefully updated, gourmet kitchen, library/den, outdoor living/dining areas, huge pool, guest cottage. 4BD/4.5BA | 2,994sf | 9,573sf lot

707 South Street $5,495,000

3726 Sunrise Lane $3,950,000

True masterpiece, once the set of James Bond’s “License to Kill” movie! Custom finishes & meticulous craftsmanship throughout, full guesthouse, pool/spa, pristine gardens. 5BD/5.5BA | 4,214sf | 14,351sf lot

Boater’s paradise nestled between 2 canals on exclusive KW Lane! Resort style yard w/ pool, waterfalls & mature landscaping. Gourmet kitchen & impressive master suite w/ fireplace. 5BD/4.5BA | 4,353sf | 17,600sf lot

1311 Villa Mill Alley $2,349,000

41 Cannon Royal Drive $2,950,000

Luxurious residence on one of Key Wests most sought after hidden lanes just 2 blocks from Duval St. Newly renovated w/ fine finishes throughout, smart technology, pool, garage. 4BD/3.5BA | 2,236sf | 5,496sf lot

Immaculate like new custom built home on Shark Key. 2 master suites, indoor/outdoor living spaces, gourmet kitchen, garage, impact windows, pool/hot tub, elevator, tropical landscaping. 3BD/4BA | 3,355sf | 13,598sf lot

Terri: (305) 587-3407

John Spottswood: (305) 395-2360 Raymond Vazquez: (305) 395-1777

TRUMAN & CO. REAL ESTATE SERVICES 1205 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040


MAHWAH, NJ 43+ Acre Family Compound This secluded family compound is only 40 minutes from NYC. The English-style country estate on the Ramapo River is impeccably designed. Indoor and outdoor pools, turf sports field and basketball court. English pub, theater, sports lounge & more! $18,900,000

FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ Decorator’s Showplace Elegantly appointed 6-bedroom colonial with high

SADDLE RIVER, NJ 2 Acre Pond Setting 4000+ sf Dutch colonial built in 2008 over pre-existing

ceilings and great flow for entertaining. Finished lower level, multi-level deck, pool & spa with a paver patio, 3-car garage. Landscaped setting overlooks pond. $1,950,000

foundation. This 4-bedroom, 5 bath residence offers a versatile floorplan. Finished lower level. Wood deck overlooking inground pool & picturesque pond. $1,195,000

vicki gaily, realtor-associate marketing director • founder

office 201 934-7111 • cell 201 390 -5880 vgaily @ FRANKLIN LAKES, NJ SADDLE RIVER, NJ 158 west saddle river road Prime Location Stunning, 11,000 sf brick manor offers an open floorplan, Hidden Treasure Colonial brick manor on over 8,000 sf. completed in 2010. 1 or saddle river 7 bedrooms, incl. a huge office/library ideal for working from home. Lagoon pool, 2 office/libraries could be a great work space. 2 acres at the end of cul de sac offering patio and cabana. Finished lower level, 6-car garage. Private setting. $3,150,000 privacy! New inground pool, 4-car gar. Sought after Chestnut Ridge area. $3,695,000



Special Properties, Div. Brook Hollow Group, Inc • All information deemed reliable but subject to change, errors & omissions.





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Country Club Properties


High Farm has 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. The main house features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with wonderful views of the front pasture and Blackrock Mountain. Also has Guest or caretakers house. Offered at $4,500,000. mls #91498

Bowery Road | One of the finest estates available in Highlands! Highrocks features gated access to a large private 3.6 acre lot with stunning views of Whiteside, and the valley vistas beyond. The house is Ultra Quality, and features multiple stone fireplaces, water features, a custom dream kitchen to die for, main level has Living room, dining area, master bedroom, a Carolina room with fireplace that is accessed off of the Kitchen. Antique wood floors, updated baths, lower level has guest quarters with media room and wine cellar. Large 2 car carport with guest efficiency above. A network of trails explore the landscaped grounds. Highrocks is an Eden in Highlands and will not disappoint even the highest of expectations. Offered at $3,999,000. mls #93220

Satulah Mountain | Fabulous 6 bedroom 6-1/2 bath log cabin on historic Satulah Mountain. 3 large stone fireplaces including one in the master bedroom. This log home is a rare find in the town of Highlands on 2 acres of land. Old heart pine, wormy chestnut and charm throughout from the gourmet kitchen to the large great room with dining area and adjoining sun room that all open out to the deck with a fabulous view to the west for those wonderful sunsets. The owners have added a large 2 car garage. Offered at $2,900,000. mls #94319

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828.526.2520 C C P 4 T E R R Y@ G M A I L . C O M

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 |

California Lifestyle Collection Olivia’s Recent Sales REPRESENTED BUYER

217 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere | $6,200,000


11 Belvedere Ave, Belvedere | $6,950,000


408 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere | $5,495,000

12 Crest Rd, Belvedere | $6,830,000


1283 Greenwich St, San Francisco | $18,000,000

39 West Shore Rd, Belvedere | $7,668,700

18 Eucalyptus Rd, Belvedere | $4,800,000

105 Golden Gate Ave, Belvedere | $5,600,000 Olivia Hsu Decker | Cell: 415.720.5915 | | Lic.# 00712080

California Lifestyle Collection Olivia’s Recent Sales

43 Cliff Rd, Belvedere | $8,930,000

35 Bellevue Ave, Belvedere | $8,346,000


6 Cliff Rd, Belvedere | $7,400,000


4 Rolling Hills Rd, Tiburon | $4,350,000


320 Belvedere Ave, Belvedere | $5,495,000 PENDING

11 Acela Dr , Tiburon | $5,788,800 Olivia Hsu Decker | Cell: 415.720.5915 | | Lic.# 00712080


2614 Jackson St, San Francisco | $6,495,000 PENDING

75 Margarita Dr, San Rafael | $3,450,000


Located four degrees south of the equator, an outstanding beauty with peaceful settings of verdant, tropical interiors and abundant nature fringed by seven awe-inspiring beaches. See more on page 16

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