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raveling was once a privilege enjoyed only by medieval adventurers, pilgrims and merchants. The motives of these three groups could, however, not have been more different: the pilgrims sought to expiate their sins by undertaking and completing grueling journeys. The merchants, on the other hand, were primarily interested in their destinations and the business deals that would compensate them for the strains of traveling there. The adventurers found mean-

ing in both approaches: thus, in the 13th century, Venetian explorer Marco Polo described his goals in China with the same passion as the perilous ways of getting there. During the Enlightenment, travel became a matter of education. Since then, being “widely traveled” has been a synonym for being “well-educated.” At first, those who traveled were mainly craftsmen in search of new techniques and materials in other regions. Later on, Goethe, too, recognized that the “best education for a clever person is found in travel,” as the 18th century poet wrote in his popular bildungsroman Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. In our time, technological progress finally established traveling as one of society’s common activities. The less arduous it became, the more urgently the question of its purpose insinuated itself. Philosophers and literary greats have interpreted the whole of our existence as a journey. This may go some way to explaining why the longing to “get to your destination” has increasingly become a point of interest: be that arriving at your true self, or arriving in a place which provides tranquility, relaxation, space for reflection or happiness. This is the reason why unique holiday properties surrounded by stunning landscapes – places for pausing and recharging your batteries – are more intensely sought after today than ever before. In a way, they represent attaining an objective. In this edition of GG, we will be introducing you to the many ways you can arrive at this particular destination. Sincerely

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WELCOME

Playful Springtime! A few months ago the London auction house Bonhams came up with an unusual idea: they asked some of the most famous architects of the 21st century to design a dollhouse for them. Not knowing what to expect, the people at Bonham’s were stunned – everyone responded positively. A total of 20 inspired creations emerged and were subsequently auctioned off, with the proceeds going to a charity that supports children in need. The most paid-for design: the playhouse of Zaha Hadid! The charm of a certain lightness of being also surrounds India Hicks’ bohemian life. Born into the upper echelons of the British aristocracy – Prince Charles is her godfather – she decided to move to a small island in the Bahamas 18 years ago. Today, she has five children and works as a successful designer. The former model tells us what it is like to live in the exotic “middle of nowhere,” starting on page 38. A new book by Giancarlo Giammetti is a public declaration of love. The long-time life and business partner of famous couturier Valentino has enthusiastically dug through his old photographs, and has now published many of them in a fond retrospective and homage. Marrakech is exotic and full of sensuality. This is why we found the almost minimalist vacation home designed by architecture firm KO all the more unusual. They have created an energizing oasis of tranquility in the midst of chaos.

We hope you’ll enjoy this new edition of GG,

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Island-look: The designs by India Hicks reflect her life in the Bahamas. Whether it be the silk dress, a clutch with the octopus motif or the necklace with the diamond encrusted hexagon, the objects created by the Briton exude a charming lightness.

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THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS

The foodie

DAVID LOFTUS The photographer of our cover story about India Hicks (starting on page 38) not only loves people & lifestyle stories, fashion shoots, and landscape photography: cooking is the Briton’s great passion. In collaboration with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, he published Around the World in 80 Dishes. Over the course of his 20-year career, Loftus has worked predominantly in food photography, taken photographs for more than 100 books, and has been awarded various accolades for his work.

The expat

VANESSA FUKUNAGA Vanessa Fukunaga has fallen in love with Mexico in general and with life in Baja California in particular: the people, the music, the culture and the climate. This is why the American, who is originally from Utah, has chosen to live in Los Cabos, which is a magnet for people from around the world. We are indebted to this successful Engel & Völkers partner for the For Sale story starting on page 72: “Casa Fryzer” is an exclusive villa community located in Palmilla – heavenly!

The fashionista

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SIEMS LUCKWALDT For over ten years, the Munich-based Hamburg native has been following, and writing about, the fashion and luxury industries. He has interviewed many of the greats in the fields of fashion, design and entertainment, for example Diane von Furstenberg, Piero Lissoni and Amy Adams. For GG, Siems Luckwaldt spoke to Thierry Stern, Patek Philippe’s president, about the company’s 175th anniversary. More about precision technology, watch features and rotor-winding mechanisms starting on p. 152.

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The artist

BRITTAN GOETZ The lifestyle photographer and art director is well known for boldly executing her creative visions. This is the reason why India Hicks, too, has been putting her trust in the American artist (page 38). Hicks not only agreed to be photographed by her, but over the last three years, the two have worked closely on further developing Hicks’ lifestyle brand. For her part, Brittan has a definite soft spot for vintage sofas and has had a keen interest in art and portraiture since elementary school.

The co-star

GIANCARLO GIAMMETTI He has been Valentino’s righthand man for several decades. Giammetti supported and assisted the couturier, first as his companion, later on as his business partner. He has also just published a book, which gives a very personal insight into the lives of the two elegant Italians. Since the age of 20, Giammetti has been keeping a diary, because although his photos are beautiful, too much was happening to remember it all, says Giammetti. More about him and Valentino starting on page 58.

The skipper

NICOLE MIELKE In the marketing team at Sunseeker, Nicole Mielke steered many a ship safely into port. Now, in her new position as marketing manager, she brings a fair wind to Engel & Völkers’ Premium Marketing. Nicole is the key contact for GG advertorials. Before and after work, it is her two children that keep her busy. When she manages to get some “me time,” she is often found on her sailboat or on the volleyball court. Sport is an absolute must. Boredom is something Nicole never suffers from!

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AT HOME India Hicks was discovered as a model by Emilio Pucci at 17. She now lives close to nature – and close to the action on the beach – with her family of seven.

WOMAN Delicate beauty: “Lace” ring, made of 18-carat gold, encrusted with diamonds (Tamara Comolli).

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INTERVIEW Fun interiors: whimsical finds at the Mint gallery.

TRAVEL

20 Mexico has much to offer: the Central

American nation is turning into a culture and wellness hotspot.

ART & DESIGN

26 Art for relaxation, contemplation, and as a springtime destination!

INTERVIEW

28 Gallery owner Lina Kanafani talks

about unique pieces, talented designers and London style.

WOMAN

30 Dazzling: beautiful and original pieces for her, in vibrant colors and glitter.

MAN

MAN Ornate: moth from Akihiro Higuchi’s Butterfly Collection (Mikiko Sato Gallery).

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AT HOME He loves architecture and adventure: Pascal Euvrard’s exclusive residence in Marrakech.

hues of gold.

LOOK

34 Baroque is back: the new penchant for opulence and bold designs.

AT HOME INDIA HICKS

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38 Mother, model and designer: India

Hicks leads an exciting, creative life on Harbour Island with her husband David and her five children.

48 A Monegasque gentleman in Marra-

kech: Pascal Euvrard commissioned French architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty to build him a masterpiece.

58 Valentino is the greatest. The life of the

couturier, as documented by Giancarlo Giammetti’s photographs, has now been turned into a new illustrated book.

DOLLHOUSES

64 Collector’s items: the quirky dollhouses created by 20 British architects were auctioned off for charity at Bonhams.

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WELCOME

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FOR SALE Relax by the Sea of Cortez: the exclusive villa community in Los Cabos, Mexico was built in the hacienda style.

INSIDE

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ART&DESIGN What is typically German? Rolf Sachs investigates and visits an exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts in Cologne.

FOR SALE A D SEC T I O N

NEW HOME

AT HOME Star architects at play: the dollhouses designed by Zaha Hadid et al. were auctioned off at Bonhams.

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ma, a wine cellar and an infinity pool.

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

80 Villas, mansions and office space – the best real estate around.

CLOSE UP OFFICES

152 Almost too beautiful to wear: watches by Patek Philippe.

FASHION

156 What’s hot in Paris? The coolest looks for spring 2014.

BOOKS

158 Thrillers, gems and curiosities for

coffee tables and nightstands – plus a literary piece of furniture.

PERSONAL

162 Graft design: organically shaped roof

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FASHION Paris trends in 2014: pearl bracelet by Dior.

ALWAYS EDITORIAL

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EDITOR’S LETTER AT HOME Dream team: Giancarlo Giam met ti and Valentino built a fashion empire. A new book features the most beautiful photos from thei r lives between haute couture, celebrities and aristocracy.

ADDRESSES

8 Preface to this issue. 10 Happy Spring! 160 Where we found it all: names,

addresses and manufacturers.

STAFF

161 Masthead.

PHOTOS: BYRON SLATER (1), THOMAS BUTLER (1), ASSOULINE (1)

and service pavilion in Wolfsburg.

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TRAVEL ART & DESIGN INTERVIEW WOMAN MAN LOOK

Mexico in the Fast Lane

Folklore and superstition on one side, and high tech and a sense of change on the other: Mexico is booming. The emerging country is the second-largest economic power in Latin America after Brazil; it has a successful steel industry and is one of the ten biggest oil-producing nations worldwide. Mexico is also widely praised as a pioneer in environmentally sustainable technologies, and this image is, naturally, a boon for the tourism industry. Our tips? Turn the page....

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PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

Tradition and New Beginnings

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Mexico has many faces: ancient places of worship and pyramids, beguiling tropical beaches, small fishing villages, isolated deserts, millennia-old ruins and vast pine forests. Many of its tourist attractions have been declared UNESCO world heritage sites. The country is currently also experiencing a boom on a scale which had previously only been thought possible in the Far East. Travel journalist Manfred Wรถbcke shares his insider tips on the following pages.

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World heritage site: The Temple of the Warriors and the Group of the Thousand Columns in Chichén Itzá on the Yucatán peninsula.

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PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

The Papaya Playa in Tulum belongs to the Design Hotels network. The perfume shop at Coqui Coqui in Valladolid by Nicolas Malleville.

TRAVEL TIPS LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO Five-star luxury resort overlooking the Sea of Cortez in Los Cabos: www.rosewoodhotels.com ONE & ONLY PALMILLA Resort offering spa treatments, and whale watching from your balcony: www.oneandonlyresorts.com CABO WABO CANTINA International musicians perform in this restaurant owned by Sammy Hagar: www.cabowabocantina.com PALMILLA GOLF COURSE Spectacularly located 27-hole course: www.palmillagc.com LAS ALAMANDAS RESORT in a nature reserve www.lasalamandas.com COQUI COQUI TULUM RESIDENCE is one of Nicolas Malleville’s distinctive hotels: www.coquicoquiperfumes.com HOTEL HABITA Minimalist design hotel in Mexico City’s trendy Polanco district: www.hotelhabita.com THE ST. REGIS MEXICO CITY on the 31-story Torre Libertad, overlooking the Paseo de la Reforma: www.starwoodhotels.com RESTAURANTE PUJOL serves the finest Mexican cuisine: www.pujol.com.mx Located at an altitude of 2,000 meters, Guanajuato is one of the legendary “silver cities” whose colonial splendor sparkles to this day.

Relax by the sea at the One & Only Palmilla in Los Cabos in Baja California. The pyramid in Teotihuacan is the third largest in the world.

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exico’s economy is booming. After years

romantic resort located here. Its 70 suites have been designed in traof stagnation, and in view of growth ditional Mexican style, and feature patios and private pools, which rates of around five percent, a sense of overlook the ocean. After sunset, the fireplaces are lit, as it can get cold in the desert at night. Telescopes allow great views of the stareuphoria has been spreading. The New ry night skies. Your neighbors, a few miles further down the road, York Times has even talked about Mexico potentially outperforming China. are the guests at the romantic One & Only Palmilla, among them Since Enrique Peña Nieto came to office Hugh Jackman and other movie greats, who wish to remain underin December 2012, the mood in Latin cover. The contrast with the bustling Cabo San Lucas, where college students love to drink tequila and Corona beers at the Cabo Wabo – America’s second most important econowned and run by Van Halen rock star Sammy Hagar – could not be omy has been one of joyous optimism. This ties in with the energetic atmosphere in places all over the coungreater. Even in the restaurants at the marina, you can hardly get a try. In Tulum in the south of the Caribbean Yucatán peninsula, for table without a reservation. South American polo players and California attorneys (many of whom have a second home in Los Cabos) enjoy example, you can experience a fusion of the old and the new Mexico, which packs quite a punch. Take the Coqui Coqui: a trendy hotspot ceviche here, a Mexican version of sushi. ere on the Pacific coast the air is humid and sultry, which unlike any of the other, traditional, hideaways. The owner of the hotel is Nicolas Malleville, who hails from Argentina. While studying allows trees and plants to thrive. North of Acapulco lies Las landscape architecture in the city of Córdoba, he was asked by a modAlamandas, a Shangri-La in the middle of a huge tropical el scout whether he would like to be in a nature reserve, characterized by absolute fashion shoot with Kate Moss. That was the privacy and its unspoiled plant and anibeginning of his career as a top model for mal life. Its host in the background is IsaBurberry and Paul Smith – the rest is hisbel Goldsmith Patiño, daughter of British tory. In the sleepy Caribbean village of Tubillionaire Sir James Goldsmith, and well lum, which is famous for the only Mayan known as a committed environmentalist place of worship built on a shoreline, Maland philanthropist. Bordering on her own leville and his girlfriend bought an isolatestate and hidden between the groves of ed property a few years ago. Hundreds of palm trees and the Pacific Ocean, is a hotel palm trees grow in its white sands. Back which consists of barely more than a dozen then, Malleville must have seemed a little villas. Each of the only 16 furnished suites crazy to the locals – or “coqui coqui” as they has been given an individual look, and has say here. For example, for some of his New been lovingly designed with much attenYear’s Eve parties, tents would be erected tion to detail. In order to remain faithful to for his friends to stay in. What was origithe Mexican design tradition, Goldsmith nally planned as a vacation home turned Patiño employs time-honored folk art, lointo Malleville’s first hotel. These days, his cal artifacts, terracotta flooring and Equiproperty empire includes a house in Méripale chairs. Almost like in the Far East, da; a villa on a remote beach near Tulum; chambermaids sprinkle petals on the a hotel in Cobá, close to the famous Mabeds, creating delightful images. During the summer months, Hawksbill sea turyan ruins; and an apartment building in tles come to lay their eggs on the beach – Valladolid. Each building was designed an unforgettable experience. in harmony with nature and with Mayan We travel on, from the Caribbean to the tradition. He hired craftsmen, who masLattes anyone? Mexico is one of the world’s top tered traditional construction techniques ten coffee producing countries and its cafés, like cradle of Mexican culture in the highand used local building materials. The wa- this one in Veracruz, are popular meeting places. lands. At 2,000 meters above sea level, the first few days of your visit to Mexico City ter from the showers can occasionally taste salty, electricity is produced by solar panels and you have to make do will feel a little like walking on clouds. The energy and joie-de-vivre without Internet access or air-conditioning. The rooms feature dark of the people in the noisy, bustling markets, in the plazas boundwooden furniture and coarsely plastered walls. Malleville wants his ed by laurel hedges, and in the trendy Polanco neighborhood is alestablishments to be natural, genuine and authentic. most palpable. Influential architects Enrique Norten and Bernardo hat’s why here in Tulum, which used to be often compared to Gómez Pimienta gave the metropolis its first design hotel worthy of Goa, celebrities mingle – incognito – with musicians and hethat name: the Habita. With its glass frontages, it has quickly become donists, and so remain largely unrecognized. There is no dress a style icon for a young and creative clientele. Its rooftop bar is the meeting place in the Polanco neighborhood until the early hours of code, but Reiki therapists and Native American healers are much in demand. Their contact details are only passed on to a select few. “Genthe morning. The St. Regis Mexico City is less than two years old and uineness, nature and authenticity,” Malleville has a real flair for findlocated in one of the city’s new landmarks: the 31-story Torre Libertad. The view from the spa’s infinity pool on the 15th floor is simply ing the things in Mexico that are also loved by his friends. That is stunning: it extends over the sea of lights produced by Mexico City, why he is a successful hotelier; his establishments are usually fully booked. Malleville also discovered his passion for perfumes, which which is home to 22 million inhabitants, all the way to Popocatépetl is why all guests receive a special welcome gift: one of the creations and its neighbors, a circular group of volcanoes. from his perfume manufacture in the small town of Valladolid, where Subtle flavors and new techniques, which draw on and complement a handful of employees blend herbs and flower extracts. traditional approaches, are the hallmark of the excellent cuisine at the On the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the Sea Pujol restaurant. After the meal, a café de olla – coffee with cinnamon of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, is Los Cabos, whose tourist seaserved in small earthenware cups – is a must. Has Mexico risen from son is between November and March. Las Ventanas al Paraíso is a a deep slumber? Hardly. It had never really been asleep. MW

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Lightopia at the Vitra Design Museum shines a spotlight on lamps and light.

ART & DESIGN

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Good design stops at nothing: engines, oxygen and brilliant lamps.

All names and addressess on page 160.

OXYGEN 2.0 Now let’s all take a deeeep breath: the Previum Oxygen Lounge aims to use cell training to make us more alert and clear-headed, more creative and much happier. And on top of all that it looks amazing. Gasp!

TRANSPARENT TIME The incredible lightness of time: this crystal glass clock, Atmos Hermès, is a collaboration between the houses of Hermès, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, and is a limited edition of 176 pieces.

LET THERE BE LIGHT Lightopia, the Vitra Design Museum’s first exhibition of its lamp collections, features some 300 works, including walkin installations and icons from luminaries of lamp design Wilhelm Wagenfeld and Ingo Maurer. In Weil am Rhein, Germany, until March 16.

GREEN MACHINE From zero to 100 in less than 4.5 seconds? Classic sports car proportions with sleek, aerodynamic lines? A flat, sexy silhouette? A hybrid engine? It must be the new BMW i8, the carmaker’s new eco supercar which fluidly shows us how stylish and swift sustainability and environmental awareness will be in 2014. Electromobility has never been so green or so fast.

TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: © INGO MAURER GMBH MÜNCHEN PHOTO BY TOM VACK (1), BYRON SLATER (1), © MISCHER‘TRAXLER 2010 (1)

STEREOTYPES Germans are punctual, hard-working, melancholy and down-to-earth, or so goes the general cliché. The exhibition “Typically German?” curated by the artist and designer Rolf Sachs in the Museum of Applied Art in Cologne sets out to examine these truisms and offer fresh perspectives. Through April 20.

THE CLOUD Hundreds of dangling white ropes make you feel weightless and as disconnected from gravity as if you were sitting on a cloud – rather than standing in the pavilion of the architects Hammer Lassen at the West Bund Biennial in Shanghai.

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to be unique items or can they be part of small ranges? At Mint, we exhibit both. Sometimes we even mix in mass-produced objects, in order to demonstrate how well you can blend mainstream and individual designs. Who is your target group? Our customers are trendsetters. They are well informed about design and seek out new ideas. We have cornered an exciting niche in an expanding market. Is the neighborhood of Brompton not almost too upmarket for a gal-

Brompton is elegant, looks impressive and is very good for transportation. It is a blessing for us that we are in such close proximity to some of the large museums like the Victoria & Albert Museum, but perhaps even more importantly that we are close to the Royal College of Art, which is the global hub for design studies. I find that Brompton is the perfect area for a gallery like Mint, because there are large showrooms like Skandium, B&B Italia and Cassina just around the corner. The area also plays a leading role in the annual London Design Festival. Is it difficult to establish yourself as a gallery owner in London? Nowadays, it is extremely difficult, because you need enormous amounts of knowledge and experience. And that’s not even taking into account the astronomically increasing rents. I wouldn’t advise anyone to open a gallery these days, especially because for economic reasons, the industry will increasingly be using the Internet and other virtual avenues. Maybe having a temporary show is an easier option than a permanent location. lery like Mint?

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No, not at all. I have an MSc in biochemistry and nutritional sciences, and years ago I wrote a diet book which was a bestseller in the Middle East. I actually grew up in a very modern environment: through his work, my father had close ties to Sweden and so we had furniture which people nowadays describe as midcentury classics. When I was studying in Beirut in the ’70s, all the important furniture brands had a presence there. And then in the ’80s, in London, I had trouble finding certain items for my children and myself. So, I started supplying accessories, nightclothes and bathrobes to large department stores. When I founded Mint in 1998, it was like a logical progression from my experiences. At first it was more of a lifestyle store, but then I very quickly started exhibiting young designers, as well as interesting concepts and ideas which were new to London. your own gallery?

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The Charm of Easy Island Living

India Hicks is widely considered the reigning queen of bohemian life. The highly attractive daughter of one of England’s best aristocratic families was a bridesmaid for Lady Diana at age 13, and has spent the past 18 years living on a tiny little island in the Bahamas with her partner and their four children. Recently, the family was enlarged by the addition of 16-yearold Wesley, who the successful designer took in as a foster child after his mother died of breast cancer. India tells us about her unusual life in the tropics.

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India Hicks lives on Harbour Island with her “better half” David and their children Wesley, Felix, Amory, Conrad and Domino.

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Island Life Her mother is the famous British aristocrat Lady Pamela Hicks, her father was the interior designer David Nightingale Hicks. At 13, India Hicks had a call from her godfather, Prince Charles, asking her to be a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana. Sometimes it’s extremes like these that kindle a longing for a completely different life. The free-spirited designer on her very colorful everyday life on a tiny island in the Bahamas. TRANSCRIBED BY: Michaela Cordes PHOTOS: Brittan Goetz and David Loftus

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India Hicks’ famous mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, wrote her memoirs in a book called Daughter of Empire. Her daughter chose a different life for her family. India: “But it wasn’t my idea to come here, it was David’s.”

Driving to school in a golf cart in the morning, afternoons spent on the beach. India Hicks with her six-year-old daughter Domino (left). To the right: Some of the Domino necklaces from India Hicks’ Love Letter Fine Jewelry Collection. (www. Indiahicks.com)

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“When it gets dark and the fireflies light up the path, that’s when I realize what an amazing life I live!” INDIA HICKS

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“The island is small. Only 1500 locals live here. If the boat doesn’t arrive, there will be no milk that day.” INDIA HICKS

The porch of the house that India Hicks and her partner David Flint Wood built for themselves on Harbour Island.

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Inspired by her father’s designs and her life on the island, India Hicks designs her own Fine Jewelry Collection.

Unconventional and yet in keeping with traditional British values. “It sounds crazy, but even after 18 years on the island we still feel British and take great pleasure in living the old traditions.” The Hicks family took in Wesley (top right), who is now 16, after his mother died of breast cancer.

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How do you spend the days on Harbour Island? Jog along the beach with the dogs, seek artistic inspiration in nature or romp with the youngest member of the family.

“The Bahamas have been my home since I was a child. I can’t ever imagine living in a city.” INDIA HICKS

There is no such thing as a typical day for India Hicks: “No day is like another. In the morning I wake up, then I spend hours in my office, working on all my various projects. In the evening I get to bed early.” To the right: a gold palm leaf from India’s Island Life Collection.

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I was taken over to Harbour Island. I was four years old, the air was stuffy and I wanted to be on the beach. It was only with the promise of ice cream at the end of the drive that I would even consider getting in the car. Now, this tiny island, with a population of only 1500 locals, has been my permanent home for the past 18 years! remember the first time

How did this come about? David, my better half, had been an old friend of my sister’s who came on holiday with us to the Bahamas. One year he discovered Harbour Island. He saw an opportunity to live a life that was completely different to the one he had in England. We gave up everything in England to start a new life on an island in the middle of nowhere. This feeling of wanting to live a slightly unusual life is something we both share. Here I am free. I am not someone’s god-daughter or daughter. I can simply be myself. As a young girl I spent many years working as a model. I came to it completely by chance, because what I actually wanted to do was study photography. Instead, I started modeling (editor’s note: Emilio Pucci discovered her and India Hicks became his model for catsuits). It was a wonderful time, because it took me around the world; I met extraordinary groups of creative people who I would never otherwise have met. When we moved to the tropics I felt the nature around me. My island life influenced me. I started drawing and sketching again. This resulted in my first collaboration with Crabtree & Evelyn, a perfume called “Island Life.” I wrote a coffee-table book inspired by my life here. ow, at this point in my life, I fi nd I am looking back as much as I am looking forward. I am recognizing the influence that my father, who was a great designer, had on me. And also that being British is still very much a part of my life (laughs). It strikes me most when we celebrate Christmas on the island. Here, in the tropics, we always have a Christmas tree, a roast turkey and we stick to all the traditional customs. My five children, Felix (16), Amory (14), Conrad (10), Domino (6) and our foster son Wesley, all grew up here but they weren’t born here. There is no hospital on Harbour Island, not even a regular doctor. I gave birth to all of my four children in Miami, flying over at the last moment and moving my life over there, with my books and dogs and cats. It’s mad, we really live a life like a traveling gypsy circus. I simply love having a large family. It was a terrible tragedy when Welsey’s mother died of breast cancer. I am grateful for having Wesley in our lives and we feel very blessed to have him as part of our family. For David and me it is important to bring our children up as global personalities. My children have grown up with an unusual mix and I sometimes ask myself how they feel on the inside. Children who speak with that funny British accent even though they’re at home on

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a tiny island in the middle of nowhere. his sense of free-spiritedness that I felt inside me, a curiosity for a completely different life, I think that came from my grandmother on my mother’s side. She was an exceptional person and as a young woman often travelled to China and Japan before any other woman of her generation did. She was very intrepid, and my mother always said she slept with an atlas under her pillow. I simply couldn’t imagine living in a city anymore. Perhaps out in the countryside somewhere in England. Or up in the north of Scotland. But David, on the other hand, could never live there. My better half needs the warmth of the tropics. For me it is important to be surrounded by Mother Nature. Although I do love the city and am always excited to go and visit and dash around in 5th gear mode, getting thousands of things done in a single day – that is very much my personality. Even if it’s difficult to imagine, I am just as technically plugged in here on Harbour Island as everybody else in a big city. These sensational developments like social media – without them I would never be able to supervise all my projects. The other night I was training for a bike ride we organize to raise breast cancer awareness and the fireflies were the only lights guiding my way. Those are the moments I know why I live here. And it’s fantastic – you can even see me enjoying the moment (#Indiahicksstyle). A typical day here? Well, for me it starts really early in the morning. I always seem to get up first, usually at around 6:30 am. Then I wake Domino and we have breakfast together. We jump in the golf cart and I drive her to school, which is fun; the only traffic we encounter on our way are the chickens flapping across the road as we pass. At school Domino sits outside, under the open sky on a wooden bench, with a Bahamian friend on one side and a German girl on the other. I carry on to my small office where I supervise my HSN Home Shopping bedding collection and my jewelry collection. When that’s done, I pop into the small shop I run on the island, and spend a part of the day seeing what is happening there. This is a nice creative contrast to just sitting at the office in front of the computer all day. In the afternoon or early evening, when Domino is back home again and is busy with her homework, I grab all our dogs, most of which have come to us as strays over the years, and take them down to the beach for a good run. For me, this is always the best end to a perfect day. MC

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India Hicks modeled for over 28 years. “I loved it because it took me around the world and I met extraordinary groups of creative people.”

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Welcome to “Domaine des Salines�: Pascal Euvrard, pictured here at the large cedar wood entrance to his estate, is an enthusiastic host.

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Where Orient meets Occident On a green hill, roughly an hour’s drive from Marrakech, lies the vacation home of Monegasque Internet entrepreneur Pascal Euvrard. Constructed in collaboration with architecture firm KO, the citadel strikes the perfect balance between East and West, and is TEXT: Eva Mßller-May PHOTOS: Guillaume Plisson in harmony with its stunning, unspoiled surroundings.

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Contrasting reds, grays and blues: the pool made of anthracite-colored concrete looks like a natural basin, and has various depths.

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“The red bricks for the façades were mined in the nearby Ourika Valley. The irregular edges at the top are reminiscent of the rugged Atlas Mountains.” KARL FOURNIER

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Steel, concrete, slate and wood: the foyer features materials used throughout the building. The arabesque motifs originate in Berber art.

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“The antelope is not a hunting trophy, but a nod to the mountainous nature of the estate by the architect.” PASCAL EUVRARD

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From the pool, one’s gaze wanders far into the verdant landscape. The drawing room fireplace is set in a wall of cedar wood blades.

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The roofed patio extends the drawing room outside and provides shelter from the elements – and unforgettable vistas.

others, works of art or cars. Pascal Euvrard collects properties. The founder of Europe’s leading online tour operator specializing in cruises, QCNS Cruise, owns properties in Monaco, Switzerland, France and Morocco. “I would have loved to be an architect,” says Pascal Euvrard. To him, building houses is more important than owning them. However, having sold his company despite only being in his 40s, Euvrard now has more time to spend with family and friends, and in his second and third homes. So, these days, he keeps most of the buildings for himself. “I am really attached to each and every one of them,” says the would-be architect, laughing as he stands on the patio of the most recent addition to his collection, which has only just been completed in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. “I had already renovated a traditional riad in Marrakech’s historical Medina district, but was excited by the idea of creating a new building outside the city: without any neighbors within a radius of at least ten kilometers, and with a vegetable garden and free-range chickens!” ome people collect stamps;

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He found an unspoiled plot of land, just under an hour’s drive from downtown Marrakech. A jeep is absolutely essential for making it up the last few kilometers of the dirt road, which twists and turns as it climbs up to an altitude of 1,000 meters. There, at the top of the mountain, behind a massive cedar wood gate is a fortress-like complex, a red brick building that blends into the landscape so harmoniously that it seems as though it has always been there. Only the anthracite-colored pool and the helipad on the edge of the six-hectare property jar with its timeless appearance. The panoramic view is stunning, but is by no means a saccharine picture-postcard motif. The landscape is rugged: 360 degrees of jagged cliffs and rolling green hills covered in pine forests and maquis shrubland. Not a building to be seen, not a human voice or car horn to be heard. Only the constant twitter of birdsong. Looking to the west, the white peak of Mount Toubka gleams in the distance. The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains is snow-covered even in the summer, and in the winter, snow often falls as low down the slopes as 1,000 meters. Building a contemporary villa with all modern comforts in this untamed, isolated area, without electricity or roads suitable for trucks or

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large construction machinery, seems akin to the labors of Sisyphus. “Well, the brick walls alone measure 5,000 square meters,” says Pascal Euvrard further underlining the difficult and ostensibly never-ending nature of the task. Architecture firm KO, however, made the seemingly impossible, possible. Paris-based architects Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty opened their Marrakech office in 2001, and already had experience in constructing new buildings in difficult terrain. This is because the latest local trend is getting out of the hectic Medina neighborhood and heading for the hills, in the general direction of the Atlas Mountains. KO Architects always take care to create a harmonious fusion with the local environment to preserve the unspoiled countryside. “Their modern interpretation of traditional Moroccan architecture just won me over,” says the property owner. For the roughly 1,000 square-meter living area, Euvrard did not want “Moroccan folklore,” but rather Western dimensions, rooms which are not overloaded, a spacious kitchen, seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a drawing room and a television room. The property’s generators supply electricity; rainwater is purified for domestic use. Heat pumps and 15 fireplaces supply hot water and a comfort-

able ambient temperature. Only the bathrooms resemble hamams. The KO team designed almost all the custom-made features on-site. The dining room table is a masterpiece in magnificent walnut wood. Its shape continues the irregular shapes of the slate floor tiles, so that the up to 24 guests that can be seated around its angular sides do not just “sit in a boring line, like pearls on a string.” Traditional craftsmanship and local materials were crucial for the success of the project. Mules carried the red bricks for the walls from the nearby Ourika Valley to the top of the mountain. The dark-gray slate floor tiles outside the building have been left unprocessed, while the tiles inside the building were carefully finished with oil. This local approach was also aided by a “fortunate coincidence” says Pascal Euvrard. A few kilometers from the property, and roughly 100 meters below it in altitude, lies a small Berber village. For centuries, the community had made its living from exploiting the nearby salt mine, until they had exhausted its reserves. But the village was also home to extraordinarily gifted craftsmen. This happy coincidence created a win-win situation for both parties: the vast majority of the 40 construction workers who built the complex came from there. EMM All names and addresses on page 160.

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V Like no one else, couturier Valentino knew how to intertwine his working and private lives. Now Giancarlo Giammetti, the fashion designer’s former life partner and managing director of the fashion house, has published an annotated illustrated book about his 50 glamorous years at Valentino’s side. TEXT: Ingeborg Harms

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Life is a stage: couturier Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani at the H么tel Ritz, located on the Place Vend么me in Paris.

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Valentino and Giammetti would spend their summers in Tangier, of the coutuRio, Bali, Delos or Phuket, always surrounded by beautiful people, riers, genius tailors who invented glamour who looked stunning in every shot. “I call them our tribe, because and dressed their select clientele magnificently. But of all the couturiers, it was only where Valentino and I go, they all follow.” Valentino who managed the feat of also inThose who were invited to their chateau in Gstaad, to their Tushabiting the dazzling world he created, and can country home in Cetona or to Valentino’s Roman palace, could of living a jet-set lifestyle. When he celecount on making exciting acquaintances there – and literally evbrated his departure from the fashion inerybody came. Cat Stevens, Liz Taylor and Rudolf Nureyev stayed dustry with regal grandeur at the Villa Borover when attending Rome Fashion Week. Madonna, Princess ghese in July 2007, we, the assembled press, Mette-Marit, the young Dutch royal couple and Denise von Thyschatted to Uma Thurman at the bar, mingled with Princess Carsen have all relaxed with their children in the park of his Widevoline of Hanover, Claire Danes und Sarah Jessica Parker on the ille home. Aretha Franklin, Placido Domingo and Bette Midler patio, and strolled through the moonlit park in Mick Jagger’s enserenaded Valentino at a gala birthday dinner in his honor in New tourage. As we did so, we got an inYork. Andy Warhol repaid the favor with a party at the Fackling of what people meant when tory, and the long-serving edithey talked about the legendary tor-in-chief of US Vogue, Diana “Valentino Clan.” It is thanks to Giancarlo Giammetti that, despite Vreeland, hosted a dinner with Barbra Streisand for her Italian his workload, the couturier found the time to cultivate friendships, guests. Luchino Visconti once to travel and to attend celebraasked the couturier to keep an eye on his lover Helmut Bergtions, dinners and Oscar parties. er. But the latter immediately Because of his love and admirastarted an affair with someone tion for Valentino’s genius, Giamin Valentino’s entourage, Marisa metti came to terms with the end of their twelve-year relationship Berenson. “What can I say,” says and stayed faithful to the fashion Giammetti. “It was the 1970s….” house for 50 years as its managing hen perusing Private director. In all this time, the two you get the impresmen enjoyed a friendship, which sion that Valentino was strengthened not only by a turned the traditional relationshared concern for the brand they ship of a tailor working for powerful clients on its head, behad created together, but also by a shared circle of friends. Giammetcause it was he who opened up ti has now published a retrospecdoors for his customers. When tive of his life, which includes Gwyneth Paltrow confessed an abundance of photographs to him that she had no plans for her thirtieth birthday over he took himself. It documents, dinner, he suggested celebratfor the first time, the extent to ing it in his country home. Of which Valentino managed to gathGet-together: Giancarlo Giammetti, Madonna, Gwyneth course, she and her friend Stella er around him muses and models, Paltrow and Valentino, Andy Warhol and Elton John. Giancarlo McCartney were also there when music and movie stars, and memGiammetti: Private, Assouline, approx. 145 euros. Giammetti moved his own birthbers of the European aristocracy. t all began in 1960 on the Via Veneto in Rome, in the crowdday celebrations to snow-covered St. Petersburg. Even philanthroped Café de Paris, when Valentino asked to sit down at Giamic socialites like Lynn Wyatt, Nan Kempner and Brooke Astor were metti’s table. Back then the trendy boulevard was awash with delighted to be invited on skiing trips or cruises by their couturier. There is no doubt that Valentino “collected” celebrities. He international actors working at the Cinecittà, and with paparazzi. Snapshots sneakily taken by photographers from a passing Veswas particularly fond of supermodels and the aristocracy, but what pa were tolerated. Seeing and being seen was a pastime that the he loved most of all were spectacular weddings. Elizabeth Hurwhole city indulged in, including Giammetti who had dropped ley’s wedding in India, Marisa Berenson’s in California and Daout of his architecture degree. “I have always thought that my life vid Bowie’s nuptials with Iman were always also a celebration of started when I met Valentino.” As the fashion designer’s rightthe genius behind the wedding dress. When Anne Hathaway tried hand man, Giammetti not only discovered his talent for business, on her dress in Giammetti’s New York apartment in 2012, he had his camera ready. You almost feel the tears in the eyes of the bride but also created a second, private Via Veneto – with himself in the role of the paparazzo. When Valentino spent the evening with as she looked in the mirror. Giammetti does not gloss over the Jackie Onassis in Capri, or when Lady Diana or Claudia Schiffer crises, which sometimes played out behind the scenes, and often dived into the sea from Valentino’s yacht TM Blue One, Giammetin public: Liz Taylor forcing her entourage to get on their knees to look for a diamond ring on the floor, or Lauren Hutton’s tanti would be there to press the shutter release. And when Elizabeth Hurley, Hugh Grant, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosario Saxe-Coburg and trum when she was not seated next to a friend. But those are yesElle Macpherson sweltered in the Caribbean sun, he would photerday’s dramas. What remains for Giammetti and Valentino is tograph them from the upper deck. Using the yacht as their base, the lifestyle they created, a lifestyle that is utterly unique. IH he 20th century was the era

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When Architects Begin to Play… A plane lands on a tree house, crabs’ claws crawl out of a hearth, a gaudy building flies a pirate flag – when 20 world-famous architects were asked to build their ideal dollhouse, this was the result. The unusual creations were sold by the London auction house Bonhams to raise money for the British charity KIDS, which supports disabled children and their families. TEXT: Uta Abendroth

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A house that spins, opens and closes: the design by DRDH Architects in collaboration with the Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Dolven.

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Built on coral: Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan cooperated with Ishbel Myerscough, Chantal Joffe and poet Lemn Sissay.

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Stackable or laid out side by side: the house by Duggan Morris Architects in collaboration with Unit 22 Modelmakers (top). Like a jewel: the design by Zaha Hadid Architects attracted the highest bid of nearly 17,000 euros at the auction (bottom).

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Folds out for playing: the dollhouse by Adjaye Associates, created with Base Models and the artist Chris Ofili (top). Lots of tiny houses form a whole: each partner at Make Architects contributed their own model (bottom).

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weird, witty and aesthetically pleasing. The builders must have thortheir furnishings probed by tiny fingers and oughly enjoyed themselves and had fun incorporating a number of their inhabitants propped up at the miniaquirky ideas which would have been unthinkable in any professional project. For instance, the dollhouse designed by Morag Myerscough ture dining table in front of plaster hams. Dollhouses, those perennial favorites of and Luke Morgan consists of boxes stacked one on top of the other, little girls, are not something most people their sides wallpapered with brightly hued, clashing patterns. The bottom box rests on sprigs of coral; the next floor has palm trees growwould associate with cutting-edge design. But even famous designers and architects ing on it, while the top box boasts a colorful cluster of trees, wind turlike to play with what a miniature house bines, a nesting box and a pirate’s flag. The London company Amodels, which is renowned for its unusual architecture models, planted a tree could look like. Naturally, dollhouses by on a painted orange board and glued a plane to a branch. Allford Hall Zaha Hadid, David Adjaye or Wayne Hemingway are not so much Monaghan Morris, AHMM for short, from Clerkenwell scaled one of about making a child’s dream come true or living out their own childhood memories. The dollhouses they and other big-name artheir own real-life designs down to dollhouse size. And Zaha Hadid’s chitects and designers came up with were intended for charity, and eye-catching model is a wooden puzzle with curved openings and in Britain good causes are voids around a crystalline, guaranteed to generate amazPlexiglas center. ing projects and attract highs for the design brief, the dollhouses were carat contributors. supposed to fit on a Twenty dollhouses designed 75 by 75 cm plinth and inby some of the most creative minds in the British Isles clude at least one feature that would make life easier were presented at the London for a disabled child. These Design Festival in September features, a little like the ac2013. The project “A Dolls’ tual function of the house House,” which was initiated by the Cathedral Group propas a real, albeit miniaturized erty developers, culminated space to live in, are not always last November when the modimmediately obvious at first els were sold at an auction orglance. However, what the ganized by Bonhams. The new owners have purchased are undoubtedly unique piecsale raised around 103,000 euros for the charity KIDS, es: models that will have the which supports disabled chilstatus of collector’s items, dren and their families. The thus firmly embedding them highest price, and this will in the centuries-old tradition come as no surprise, was paid of dollhouses. for Zaha Hadid’s house called The history of the minia“This must be the place,” ture houses in Europe goes which went for almost 17,000 back as far as the 16th centueuros. The anonymous bidry. The earliest known dollhouse was made in 1558 for der is now the proud owner Matthew Girling, CEO Europe and jewelry expert at Bonhams, of a bespoke house designed presided over the dollhouse auction. “Auctions are a serious business,” he Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria; says, “but as an auctioneer you are allowed to put on a performance.” by a Pritzker prizewinner. it was, of course, not intended as a toy, but was, instead, The second-highest bid (just over 13,000 euros), went to the design by architects Lifschutz Daa sumptuous work of art to be displayed and admired. In the 17th vidson Sandilands, a London-based firm that also designed the new and 18th centuries, prosperous patrician families in Nuremberg and headquarters for Bonhams in London’s New Bond Street. In third Augsburg adopted this idea and had miniature versions of their own place, and attracting a winning bid of almost 12,000 euros, was the houses built by master craftsmen to demonstrate their wealth. These “Tower of Fable” by FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry. houses were used solely as presentation objects for adults and educational models for children. It wasn’t until the Biedermeier period he British have a remarkable affection for dollhouses: The bigthat dollhouses were made specifically for little girls in order to pregest dollhouse in the world, Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, is on display in the public chambers of Windsor Castle. It was built for pare them for their future role in life as a housewife. These housthe queen by 1,500 craftsmen and was exhibited in 1924 at the British es were replicas of the apartments of the upper middle classes, and Empire Exhibition in Wembley. Edward Lutyens, one of the great Britthey were designed to be as realistic as possible. In the first third of ish architects of the 20th century and the person largely responsible the 19th century, individual rooms also started becoming popular as toys, most frequently drawing rooms or kitchens, the latter fully for the layout of New Delhi, designed it. The four-story Palladian vilequipped with all the necessary accoutrements. In Germany it was la, built to a scale of 1:12, was naturally never intended to actually be customary to set up the dollhouse after the gifts had been distributplayed with. It was a demonstration of the very best of British design ed on Christmas Eve and leave it out until Twelfth Day, after which and craftsmanship at the time. Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House was what it would be packed up and stored in the attic until the next Christinspired the initiators of the current project to create dollhouses for the 21st century. All of the architects were encouraged to collaborate mas. It can only be hoped that these wonderfully unrealistic 21st cenwith designers, artists and furniture makers to demonstrate British tury dollhouses with their folding, collapsing, sliding and stackable elements will not suffer a similar fate. skills and creativity. The results are appropriately original, pragmatic, UA ormally, you’d find them in the nursery,

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Los Cabos – Window to the Pacific Here, where the sapphire Pacific Ocean meets the azure-blue waters of the Gulf of California, where barren desert landscapes blend with mile-long dream beaches, a magnificently bold palace of a property reigns. Los Cabos: this glamorous hotspot on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico tells a captivating tale of opulent resort chic and high-class living amidst a sublime natural landscape. GG spoke with Robert Sinclair and Brad Gwinn, the Californian architects of “Casa Fryzer”, about dream locations, emotional architecture and how everything began on a paper serviette ... TEXT: Melanie Klusmeier PHOTOS: Craig Broughton and Rigoberto Moreno

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“Creative phases are a form of meditation. You need clarity to sound out the qualities that are good for the soul.� ROBERT SINCLAIR

Expansive outdoor terraces, softly illuminated in the evenings, are surrounded by palm trees and fragrant flora. The massive infinity pool, with an elevated edgeless Jacuzzi, affords an awe-inspiring view that blends into the sapphire sea. Large umbrellas are dotted around the terrace, poised to offer shelter from the intense Baja Californian sun. A giant flatscreen TV creates an exhilarating open-air cinema viewing experience. Yet another highlight: a small bridge connects the main terrace with a circular lounge island that seems to float in the middle of the pool. Everywhere one looks, the eye is spoilt with magnificent outlooks overlooking the azure-blue ocean.

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Viva Los Cabos Where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California, and the days are as lively as the nights, an idyllic paradise is infused with a distinctively glamorous Mexican vibe: Los Cabos! This southernmost tip of Baja Caifornia in Mexico hosts the two towns of Cabo San Lucas, vibrant and fun-loving, and San José del Cabo, more tranquil and traditional. Connecting the two is a 33-kilometre-long stretch of coast, the so-called “Corridor”, with its string of luxury hotels and golf courses, offering endless scope for relaxation and leisure.

NATURE A sublime natural setting amidst mountains, sea and desert. An absolute must-see: the landmark of Los Cabos – El Arco, also referred to as Land’s End – is a truly impressive rock formation that resembles a drinking dragon when seen from the side. For adventurers: hikes through the canyons and desert trips are particularly magnificent. For nature lovers: mangrove forests and the freshwater lagoon of San José del Cabo, a wetland habitat for countless species of exotic birds.

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NIGHTLIFE The bustling town of Cabo San Lucas is particularly well known for its exhilarating nightlife. There is an endless choice of bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs on offer, guaranteeing exquisite evenings out. It makes the perfect setting in which to savour both the best of international gastronomy and fine Mexican cuisine.

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The flawless interior design of “Casa Fryzer” radiates the feel of old Hollywood glamour infused with an intoxicating, nostalgic ambience throughout – a blend of art deco style with Asian motifs and a splash of Euro chic. The result: highly individual, very elegant and decidedly distinctive. The bedroom suites all have their own unique character – from cool and contemporary to dramatically elegant or playfully eccentric. Every bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi and decorated with special stone and tile ornaments. A wine cellar and private gym plus a home cinema with a professional sound system and comfortable leather sofas all round off this magnificently appointed luxury residence.

“This residence conveys a perfect, seamless symbiosis between outdoor and indoor living.” BRAD GWINN

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residence’s spectacular interior design exudes a nostalgic, almost inis undoubtedly one of the toxicating atmosphere in the style of old Hollywood glamour – yet is simultaneously a blend of art deco, Asian motifs and a splash of Euro most spectacular properties in Villas del Mar within the exclusive master-planned communichic. The decorative, star-shaped coffered ceiling in the living room with a cascading chandelier, the intricately patterned marble floor, the ty of Palmilla. Enjoying no less than 350 days of sunshine each year, the region is not only captihigh-gloss wooden dining table or the illuminated vaulted ceiling in vating in terms of its picturesque scenery – high the dining room – the harmonious variety of different elements creates mountain ranges, barren desert landscapes, a truly inimitable living environment. A further highlight is the bar. white sandy beaches and the endless sapphire With its marble counter, luxurious leather stools and mirrored wall elsea. Los Cabos is also a veritable epicentre for ements reflecting rows of cocktail glasses, the bar resembles a trendy nightclub. Naturally, the in-house bartender is always at your service. professional golf, a dream location for divers, surfers and avid fans of sport fishing, as well as a hotspot for glamorous nightlife. All of ach of the bedroom suites has a unique character all of its this makes Los Cabos one of the most desirable travel destinations own. While one is kept very contemporary, light and airy, another is imbued with a playful or elegant flair. Each of in Mexico today. Magnificently perched atop a lofty mountain, this dream residence is filled with the bathrooms in “Casa Frybespoke architectural details zer” also has its very own and a high level of comfort. flair, and all come equipped with the joys of a Jacuzzi, This includes a wine cellar, ornate tiling and illuminata private gym and a stylishly finished home cinema with ed features. The majority of fine leather seating. Many of the rooms are connected by the decorative elements and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, creating seamless choice of special materials transitions once again behave been modelled in the tween the interior and extestyle of a hacienda or traditional Spanish country house. rior spaces. The architectual “The owner has a soft spot duo is particularly proud of for curves and water,” conthe dining area which they fesses the native Californian integrated into the pool area architect. Together with his in the grounds to incredible effect. “The outdoor dining partner, the architect Brad Gwinn, he translated his cliroom that is sunken into the ent’s twin passions into the pool area is a truly spectacuvery first drawings and then lar feature of this residence,” presented them to his client says Brad Gwinn. The sensational stone table, which is on a simple paper napkin. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors create fluid transitions no less than three metres in “We came up with the origibetween the interior and exterior of the house, whilst expansive terraces offer truly spectacular views of Los Cabos and its environs. diameter, can easily sit up to nal central idea for the property over the course of one 20 guests. The open fire pit single evening,” the client and architects both agree. and a particular architectural highlight – a tabletop that is absolutely his property is all about the flowing transitions between the inflush with the water surface – promises to make a popular, atmosside and the outside. The architects wanted air, water and the pheric venue that is guaranteed to delight dinner guests, time and warmth of Mexico to be in constant circulation with another. time again. More often than not, this unique setting turns out to Whilst the luxury villa offers glorious views of Los Cabos and far bebe the very place where guests would most like to retire for the reyond, its planners were keen to create a seamless transition between mainder of the evening, after enjoying a sumptuous formal dinner the inner and outer living areas: the spectacular mountain backdrop in the property’s indoor dining room. not only becomes a key aspect of the outdoor scenery, but shady court“Creative phases are a form of meditation,” believes Sincyards and sun terraces also blend into one. Likewise, the edgeless inlair. “You need an absolute sense of clarity to sound out the quafinity pool seems to flow straight into the azure-blue sea. Even the lities that are good for the soul.” The architects’ offices are transitions between interiors and the spacious grounds are seamless. located in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, two places with an energy that forms a source of inspiration for them. “Sometimes I simply Glass doors as well as frameless design constructions help to emphasise this beautiful fluidity and sense of continuity, merging all boundwalk to the UCLA campus or the beach nearby. Taking a walk is often aries. “Architecture is more than a positive material form. It can take more productive than sitting at your desk,” confesses the architect. “In a house such as this one, the relationship between inside and outyour breath away, increase your heartbeat or calm your nerves,” Sinclair believes. Both architects were extremely keen to create spaces in side works in perfect symbiosis. When all of the sliding glass doors are open, the energy of the house seems to flow from one end right this home that move people and touch their souls, spaces that awaken through to the other. The views overlooking Los Cabos, the bay and emotions or stimulate feelings: serenity, tranquillity, warmth or joy. the endless ocean, as well as the warmth or the cool evening breeze, Their architecture is also about a balance between light and darkness, connect each and every room with one another.” two qualities that they regard as their most fundamental tools. The MK asa Fryzer”, which all began with a single sketch on a paper serviette,

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Exotic Villa in Thailand

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Only a two-hour drive from the capital city of Bangkok, the picturesque region of Cha-Am has long been a favourite resort destination for Bangkok’s elite. Adjacent to the Springfield Royal Country Club, this beautiful two-storey residence with its generous proportions, exclusive fittings, stunning tropical garden and free-form swimming pool is simply the perfect hideaway for golf lovers and families alike.

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THAILAND, HUA HIN PRICE THB 69 MILL. (US-$ 2.1 MILL.) INTERIOR APPROX. 1,700 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,200 sqm E&V ID W-00BFLS CONTACT HUA HIN (TH), K P INTERREALTY CO., LTD, COOPERATION PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +66 32 51 32 02 E-MAIL HUAHIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Considered one of the finest residences in Cap Cana, this stately colonialstyle home is situated on an idyllic bluff overlooking a golf course and lake with sensational views of the Caribbean Sea against the distant horizon.

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Both the exterior and the interior of this magnificent residence in Cap Cana exude sumptuous, colonial-style charm. The beautiful landscaped gardens also include a large number of rare, mature trees and plants, creating a sanctuary of privacy, peace and quiet. With the mile-long, sandy white beaches of the Caribbean never more than a stone’s throw away, what more could one possibly wish for?

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, CAP CANA PRICE US-$ 9.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 16,000 sqft LAND APPROX. 57,985 sqft NO. OF BEDROOMS 6 E&V ID W-01TWOW CONTACT SANTO DOMINGO (DO), GRUPO ALTIZAR S.R.L., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +1 809 683 28 85 E-MAIL SANTODOMINGO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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S The all-encompassing beauty of nature here is simply aweinspiring. Offering virtually guaranteed snow and sunshine as one of the best ski regions in the whole of Switzerland, there is also a host of recreational activities to be enjoyed during the summer months. The splendid, light-flooded apartments of “peaks place” all boast high-end interior appointments including gorgeous wooden parquet, underfloor heating and large panoramic windows.

et in the Swiss winter sports region of Flims-Laax-Falera, a mere 90-minute drive from Zurich, the “peaks place” residences are set on a high plateau affording fantastic views. The development blends in harmoniously with its surroundings and is just a stone’s throw from the Murschetg cable car station. Including modern management services for owners, the units in this complex can also be acquired as second homes by non-Swiss residents. The southwest-facing apartments each feature large balconies – the perfect spot from which to take in the stunning views at all times of the year. With interiors ranging from 55 to 150 sqm in size, these dwellings cannot fail to impress with their sleek design and contemporary, exclusive finishes. Light, colours and materials interact to magical effect, culminating in a gracious and stylish ambience throughout. Residents also benefit from the exclusive in-house services on offer, akin to those of a four-star hotel, complete with a spa featuring superb fitness and wellness facilities. This is the perfect place to retire after a wonderful, action-packed day in the idyllic scenery of the Grisons region.

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Enclosed by large, idyllic park grounds featuring a superb swimming pool, Schloss Bärenklau is regarded as one of the youngest castles in Brandenburg. It represents the epitome of gracious estate living, with elegant interiors that ensure a high degree of comfort and stately aesthetics. Marble, natural stone or parquet floors can be found throughout.

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ocated in a picturesque landscape conservation area in Brandenburg, just 90 minutes’ drive from Berlin, this exclusive architectural masterpiece by the name of Schloss Bärenklau presents a grand invitation to relax and feel at home in a stately fashion. It was built by the renowned Berlin-based architects Breslauer und Salinger in 1928. Today, the prestigious listed property, painstakingly renovated by its present custodians, emanates a lavish

and impressive opulence. The extensive living and utility interior of the majestic two-wing design is spread across two storeys. The tastefully appointed dining hall, three elegant salons and a bespoke library all face southwards to the spectacular private park, which is reached via a magnificent, sprawling terrace. The west wing of this palatial residence also provides ample space for a self-contained apartment or for accommodating guests as well as domestic staff.

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EURO 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,500 sqm LAND APPROX. 48,792 sqm E&V ID W-01HQEK CONTACT HAMBURG (D), HMM HERITAGE MEDIA GMBH, COOPERATION PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 411 25 72 57 E-MAIL CHRISTOPH.VONSCHENCK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Noble Thuringian Estate

First mentioned in records as far back as 1074, this remarkable property has a rich and fascinating history. Together with its sprawling private park, elegant flair and gracious interiors, it is easy to fall in love with this castle.

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Schloss Nimritz is a unique and truly impressive historic property. Just some of the amenities that make this aristocratic dwelling so special include its four bathrooms and two kitchens, historic fireplaces and tiled stoves, a library, a castle chapel and a vaulted cellar – as well as modern technical appointment standards.

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deally located near the town of Poessneck in the German state of Thuringia, only half an hour from the main regional town of Jena, Schloss Nimritz is an absolute jewel just waiting to be discovered. The impressive estate comprises a Renaissance castle designed by Count von Etzdorf between 1565 and 1569, and a newer building, the so-called “Neues Schloss”, built in a baroque style. With its magnificent knights’ hall, late-Gothic wooden beam ceilings and original wall

finishes, it is as though this castle has been left to lie in a deep slumber for centuries. Owned by the von Beust aristocratic line until 1945, it underwent painstaking and intricate modernisation work several years ago. It now stands resplendent with 15 rooms that ooze grandeur and prestige, and a beautiful private park. Schloss Nimritz could be used for a variety of different purposes – for example, as a sensational private home or as distinguished company headquarters.

GERMANY, THURINGIA PRICE EURO 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,225 sqm LAND APPROX. 6,870 sqm E&V ID W-01LWE0 CONTACT JENA (D), E V IMMOBILIEN GMBH JENA, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 3641 23 26 40 E-MAIL JENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Las Vegas

Elegant Residence in the Anthem Country Club

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LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. CHERYL DAVIS TEL. +1 702 588 75 00 E-MAIL CHERYL.DAVIS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

fireplace and separate butler’s pantry. The lounge features a full bar and adjoining refrigerated wine room. All five bedrooms are en suite with walk-in closets. The breathtaking backyard has natural landscaping, a pool, spa, water feature, putting green, outdoor gazebo, dining cabana and built-in barbecue. Only 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, there are restaurants, shopping, schools, and parks very close by.

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ntering through a guarded gate, this custom home forms part of the desirable community of the Anthem Country Club. It overlooks the 17th green water feature and 18th tee on the private golf course. Impeccable attention has been paid to detail throughout. Just some of the sensational highlights include two indoor-outdoor courtyards, a chef’s dream kitchen, huge family room and gorgeous formal dining room with

USA, NEVADA PRICE US-$ 2.875 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,416 sqft LAND APPROX. 22,216 sqft E&V ID E-0014PQ CONTACT LAS VEGAS (US) LUXURY INTERNATIONAL LLC

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PHOTOS: ANNETTE ROSS

Las Vegas

Luxurious Comforts in Seven Hills

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ocated in a sought-after, guard-gated community in Seven Hills, this Mediterranean-inspired custom home has it all. Manicured lawns nestled on almost half an acre overlook the Rio Secco Golf Course with breathtaking mountain and city vistas. The property hosts five spacious en suite bedrooms. Imported marble floors, neutral colours and high ceilings abound throughout, with an open floor plan bringing a contem-

USA, NEVADA PRICE US-$ 1.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,011 sqft LAND APPROX. 19,166 sqft E&V ID E-0014PT CONTACT LAS VEGAS (US) LUXURY INTERNATIONAL LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. CHERYL DAVIS TEL. +1 702 588 75 00 E-MAIL CHERYL.DAVIS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

porary feel to old world charm. The grand master suite boasts a large balcony with sheer never-ending views, as well as built-in cabinetry, a marble bathroom and large walk-in closet. The kitchen features granite counters and stainless steel appliances, opening to a family room for entertaining. The library has beautiful cabinets and wooden floors. A pool, spa, built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen await in the grounds.

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PHOTOS: HIGH RES MEDIA

Paradise Valley

Authentic 1920s Santa Barbara Revival Home

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his stunning home is situated on over 2 acres and is designed to maximise the ridge-top views spanning 360 degrees. Panoramic vistas from every room take in the Camelback, Mummy, Superstition, Piestwa Peak and Phoenix Mountains, plus the city lights of Phoenix and Scottsdale. A master suite includes an office, study, large bedroom and his and hers marble baths. The gourmet kitchen has marble coun-

USA, ARIZONA PRICE US-$ 8.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,003 sqft LAND APPROX. 103,521 sqft E&V ID E-0014PJ CONTACT SCOTTSDALE (US) SANDRA WILKEN PROPERTIES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. SANDRA WILKEN TEL. +1 480 596 00 01 E-MAIL SANDRA.WILKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ters, custom cabinetry, an antique kitchen island, oversized pantry and butler’s kitchen. Designer finishes include hard-baked terracotta tiling, marble, custom cut wood floors, custom wrought iron, exposed beams, and many more. Four guest rooms including a casita all feature en suite baths. Expansive covered patios and courtyards, an infinity edge pool and spa, terraces, gardens and an outdoor kitchen await in the grounds.

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Paradise Valley

Villa del Prato

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true work of art, this Italianate villa is designed by the renowned architect Mark Candelaria and built by Paradise Valley’s most prestigious builders, MRA Custom Homes. No detail has been overlooked in this home from the block masonry construction, to the energy efficiency features, to the sheer opulent styling. Limestone and wooden flooring, plus Venetian plaster, can be admired throughout the property. The

USA, ARIZONA PRICE US-$ 9.975 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,850 sqft LAND APPROX. 55,355 sqft E&V ID E-0014DP CONTACT SCOTTSDALE (US) SANDRA WILKEN PROPERTIES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. SANDRA WILKEN TEL. +1 480 596 00 01 E-MAIL SANDRA.WILKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

stunning master bedroom boasts a dramatic two-way fireplace, his and hers full bathrooms and large walk-in closets. The kitchen is state of the art with a butler’s pantry, oversized granite island, custom designed and built cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. Custom millwork, lighting fixtures, courtyards, fountains and a stunning backyard are just some of the awe-inspiring features to be found in this residence.

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Wellington

USA, FLORIDA PRICE US-$ 3.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,336 sqft LAND APPROX. 28,314 sqft E&V ID E-0014P2 CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC

Completely Remodelled Custom Home

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his custom property has been gutted and completely remodelled. It now features new hurricane impact windows and doors, and Nano doors in the family room, living room and master bedroom. The property boasts hardwood floors throughout and an open floor plan. The kitchen has a rustic gourmet country-style gas range. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, plus an office in the main house and a guesthouse com-

prising two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchenette and laundry. The pool area features a fabulous outdoor kitchen and a brand new heated pool and spa with a pool deck. The grounds and driveway have been professionally landscaped and redesigned. This property also has astonishing golf views and great exterior entertainment potential. It is offered fully furnished and designer decorated.

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PHOTOS: ANDREAS PAWLIK/PAWLIK CORP.

Captiva Island

USA, FLORIDA PRICE US-$ 5.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,600 sqft LAND APPROX. 60,000 sqft E&V ID E-0014PD CONTACT SANIBEL (US) E&V SOUTHWEST REALTY, LLC

Romantic Beach Home

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC THOMAS HOPF TEL. +1 239 209 15 13 E-MAIL THOMAS.HOPF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ffering a privileged lifestyle experience extremely close to the seaside on the Gulf of Mexico, this charming beach house guarantees privacy and peace, away from the rush of the city. Located on Captiva Island, this home brings the beach dream to life. A wide open courtyard offers a beautiful view of the u-shaped house, which features five en suite bedrooms and an office. The property comes with a second house,

giving guests plenty of space to relax in comfort and enjoy the beauty of the island. The main house provides a commodious living area with a fireplace and access to a second lightflooded room with a bar. From here breathtaking outlooks and awe-inspiring sunsets can be enjoyed. The crowning glory of this property is its terrace with a very short path leading directly to the private beach, which is only a step away.

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PHOTOS: MIKE WESSON

Cape Town

SOUTH AFRICA, WESTERN CAPE PRICE ZAR 29.9 MILL. E&V ID ENV67113 INTERIOR APPROX. 700 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,264 sqm CONTACT SOUTHERN

Spectacular Home with Incredible Vistas

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his unique and sensational home offers unparalleled views of the lush Constantia Valley and wine estates overlooking the mountains and ocean. Built in a Hollywood style by a leading American architect, the property is renovated to German standards of precision and has a double-volume lounge and a mezzanine-level dining room and kitchen. Graced with a wine cellar, gym suite, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzis and a

large pool, this home is ideal for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The large terrace bar is perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. The main bedroom has a lounge area and a private en suite office and there are a further two bedrooms in the main house. A stylish guesthouse boasts its own pool and garden, as well as exceptional indoor-outdoor flow. Staff and butler accommodation complete this outstanding home.

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Cape Town

Unsurpassed Opulence in a Breathtaking Setting

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uilt in 2011 and spanning some 7,000 sqm, this sensational home blends true renaissance glamour – velvet-covered walls, gilded furniture and plush colourful fabrics – with state-of-the-art technology to ensure an unparalleled living experience. The estate comprises a mansion, a glorious guesthouse, staff accommodation and tranquil grounds. Inspirations for the elegant interiors span the globe, from

SOUTH AFRICA, WESTERN CAPE PRICE EURO 25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,586 sqm LAND APPROX. 7,000 sqm E&V ID ENV57883 CONTACT CAMPS BAY (ZA) DIVINE INSPIRATION TRADING 755 (PTY) LTD LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD TEL. +27 21 438 87 22 E-MAIL CAMPSBAY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

Parisian ateliers to Persian boudoirs. Each room has its own iPad, controlling all electronics including lighting, silent air conditioning, 3D TV and a 90,000-track music system. The three-floor mansion is the ultimate in fine living. Other highlights include a French-style kitchen with a 200-year-old marble wood-burning fireplace and an approx. 80 sqm 3D cinema furnished with genuine Moroccan artifacts.

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Stellenbosch

Prestigious Villa in the Cape Winelands

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n the edge of Stellenbosch, this imposing villa enjoys superb views over the entire Cape Peninsula. Quality of life abounds in this meticulously maintained home where space, form, materials and decorations culminate in an ambience that is both tasteful and inviting. Besides staff quarters and a double garage, there is also a generously sized guest wing offering the utmost comfort. The main house, including the guest wing,

SOUTH AFRICA, WESTERN CAPE PRICE ZAR 12.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 625 sqm LAND APPROX. 1.2 ha E&V ID ENV49347 CONTACT STELLENBOSCH (ZA) KIARAPLEX (PTY) LTD LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD TEL. +27 21 861 77 77 E-MAIL STELLENBOSCH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. A double volume entrance hall opens to three spacious living areas, an elegant dining room and study on the lower level, and two first-floor master bedrooms. The kitchen comprises a fully equipped cooking area, pantry, scullery and laundry. The outdoor amenities and pool allow for exquisite al fresco living in the glorious climate and natural beauty of the surrounding scenery.

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Tenerife

Breathtaking Residence ‘Casamar’ in Santa Úrsula

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he Villa ‘Casamar’ on the island of Tenerife makes the ideal retreat in a prestigious and inviting setting in which to escape into a world of utter peace, harmony and recuperation. The estate spans three plots of land in total, each spanning approx. 2,500 sqm in size. Just one of these land plots is developed, featuring an expansive two-story villa with a basement level and a built-up area of approx. 1,350 sqm. In addition

SPAIN, CANARY ISLANDS PRICE EURO 2.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 sqm LAND APPROX. 7,500 sqm E&V ID W-00DDLR ENERGY VALUE 139.02 kWh/m2a CONTACT TENERIFFAPUERTO DE LA CRUZ (E) CASA CON AMBIENTE HECHT S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 922 37 80 83 E-MAIL PUERTODELACRUZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

to a formal entrance hallway, the spacious living and dining area and the commodious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms all form delightful interior spaces – each also featuring superb panoramic views over the town of Puerto de la Cruz and the northwest coast of Tenerife. A tropical landscaped garden provides ample space in which to enjoy relaxing strolls, or consider an extension to the existing property.

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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA

Majorca

Spectacular & Historic Property in Estellencs

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 6.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 700 sqm LAND APPROX. 373,023 sqm E&V ID W-00CE1D ENERGY VALUE E/51 kgCO2/m2a, E/188 kWh/m2a CONTACT MALLORCA-SĂ“LLER (E) BALEARICS PROPERTY PARTNERS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 63 30 63 E-MAIL SOLLER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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et on the spectacular west coast of the island, this expansive property is just a few minutes from the picturesque village of Estellencs. It affords wonderful outlooks over the sea and the mountains, as well as offering peace and privacy. The entire Tramuntana mountain range was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property exudes a special atmosphere of its own and features many traditional elements

that whilst in good condition are in need of some modernisation. The grounds have an abundance of olive, carob and citrus trees, and include a pool with a little guesthouse. Pathways laid generations ago lead the way to a second guesthouse, which is located at the highest point on the estate boasting unparalleled views over the Mediterranean and the Tramuntana mountains. This residence is, without doubt, a magical place indeed.

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PHOTOS: OLIVER NEILSON

Majorca

Classical Villa with Sea Views in Son Vida

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his elegant property is located in Son Vida, the most exclusive residential area of Palma de Mallorca. It offers a swimming pool, garden and terraces that invite you to relax and enjoy the wonderful views. The villa comprises of a large entrance hallway, an impressive reception room, a living room, a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen. There is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, walk-in closet

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 747 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,334 sqm E&V ID W-00ARSO ENERGY VALUE E/28.78 kgCO2/m2a, D/102.35 kWh/m2a CONTACT MALLORCA-PALMA UMLAND (E) EV PALMA WEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMAUMLAND@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a study room, as well as three en suite bedrooms on the top floor. Almost all rooms afford direct access to the terrace. Other features of this magnificent villa include a separate guest apartment, double garage, underfloor heating, hot/cold air conditioning, double glazing and marble floors. Its proximity to three top golf courses, two 5-star hotels, various marinas and the airport make this a desirable residence.

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Majorca

Remarkable Estate by the Sea in Port Verd

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 9.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 900 sqm LAND APPROX. 14,000 sqm E&V ID W-01KQH3 ENERGY VALUE CERTIFICATE PENDING CONTACT MALLORCA-ARTĂ (E) MNO ANTONI BLANES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 82 93 39 E-MAIL ARTA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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his outstanding property is situated directly on the Mediterranean with direct sea access. It is located in Port Verd in the northeast of Majorca. The land plot presides over landscaped gardens, orchards, palms and a generously sized pool area spanning some 14,000 sqm. Romantic hideaways and vantage points form the ideal sanctuaries for whiling away the hours. Due to the size of the plot, an extension to

the current property is also possible. The existing main house has a separate apartment unit and spans a total interior in excess of 600 sqm. It is enclosed by open and roofed terraces, which form an extension of the interior out towards the sea and afford sensational views. Another impressive highlight is the fortified tower in the grounds dating back to 1751. It is perfect for enjoying panoramas of the entire coastal region.

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PHOTOS: LAURA MOLINA

Majorca

Exclusive Town Villa in Pollensa

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his is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful villa uniquely positioned on the symbolic ‘Calvario’, surely the finest location in all of Pollensa’s Old Town. This long-established and utterly private home was completely renovated in 2009 using first-class materials and including exquisite detailing such as marble floors and sandstone stonemasonry. The result is a large and graceful property with an abundance of natural

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 2.4 MILL. E&V ID W-01RBSG INTERIOR APPROX. 330 sqm LAND APPROX. 900 sqm ENERGY VALUE E/42.32 kgCO2/m2a, 157.48 kWh/m2a CONTACT MALLORCA-POLLENSA (E) EV NORTH MALLORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 53 53 61 E-MAIL POLLENSA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

light and delectable views across the rooftops of the town with the Bay of Pollensa in the background. There are five double bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as a delightfully large living room with glorious views, a dining room, study, fully fitted kitchen and a separate guest cottage. Romantic terraces, landscaped gardens, a secluded pool area and unending vistas make outdoor home life here an absolute joy.

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PHOTOS: LOLA GÓMEZ

Menorca

Extensive Country Estate in Sant Climent

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his grand country estate consists of a main residence and various outbuildings in the sprawling grounds. It is located in the south of the island with views stretching as far as the sea. This wonderful home has been exquisitely restored, with carefully chosen furnishings and interior design emphasising a classical yet rustic beauty that is simply timeless. As well as boasting an array of inviting romantic nooks and

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 3.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 sqm LAND APPROX. 43,000 sqm E&V ID W-018U6H CONTACT MENORCA-MAHÓN (E) EV MENORCA REAL ESTATE SL LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 36 92 75 E-MAIL MAHON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

crannies for more intimate gatherings, this exceptional property is also capacious enough to easily host events on a large scale. Particularly attractive features include a beautiful large pool with a party annex, sprawling terraces, a superb pool house, synthetic lawn tennis and a wine cellar with bar. All set in the midst of stunning, mature gardens with the superb outlook bestowed by the property’s fortuitous position.

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Ibiza

Luxurious Mansion with Spectacular Views

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ocated on a hilltop to the east of the island, between the towns of Santa Eulalia and San Carlos, this luxurious villa is surrounded by an established Mediterranean garden offering spectacular views across the countryside and sea. A large swimming pool, sunbathing terrace and rustic barbecue area are ideal for outdoor relaxation and entertainment. The property itself is fitted with the very latest technology

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 690 sqm LAND APPROX. 33,000 sqm E&V ID W-01R35C ENERGY VALUE E/39.12 kgCO2/m2a, D/41.33 kWh/m2a CONTACT IBIZA-SANTA EULALIA (E) ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS IBIZA, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 80 71 80 E-MAIL IBIZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and security. A magnificent entrance and lounge area in neutral colour schemes complete with a designer glass-fronted fireplace, lead on to the dining room with selected wooden textures. Adjoining this space, a fully fitted designer kitchen can also service the exterior dining areas. The master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom is in keeping with the same light colour scheme seen throughout the villa.

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Getxo

Ample Charm & Privacy in La Galea

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his extraordinary family home is located in the exclusive ‘La Galea’ golf club. Its design sees the house, garden and pool coalesce in unison. A hallway leads to the bright living room with a fireplace and two symmetrical wooden viewing decks, a glass porch and a chamber with access to the garden and pool area. The living room leads through two fluted columns to a panelled library with a fireplace and a spacious

SPAIN, BISCAY PRICE EURO 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,500 sqm E&V ID W-01R1L7 CONTACT GETXO (E) BI-WOTER 56 S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 946 44 40 05 E-MAIL GETXO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

dining room with access to the kitchen and utility area. The same floor features a master bedroom with views and garden access, a large dressing room and a bathroom. There are four further bedrooms with bathrooms and fitted wardrobes, two of them on the main floor and two on the loft level with its own bathroom, sauna and terrace. A cosy sitting room and a parking area for three cars round off this superb property.

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Marbella

SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EURO 17.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,100 sqm LAND APPROX. 8,778 sqm E&V ID W-013GFZ CONTACT MARBELLA-GOLDEN MILE (E) MAZAL REALTY, S.L.

Spectacular Villa with Sea Views

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ituated in Cascada de Camoján, one of Marbella’s most exclusive gated communities, just minutes away from the beach and the city centre, this estate is certainly one of the most impressive and luxurious properties in Marbella. Set on a private flat plot of approx. 8,778 sqm, boasting breathtaking coastal views, the villa is built to the highest standards in a unique contemporary design. The interiors include an impressive

entrance, double height reception hallway, spacious living and dining rooms, large bedroom suites and separate staff apartment. There is also a separate spa and entertainment level with a heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, cold water pool, massage room, gymnasium, professional cinema, bar and games room. The villa is surrounded by tropical park-like gardens with two outdoor swimming pools and bar areas on various levels.

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PHOTOS: FREDERIC ROIG

Barcelona

Unique Sea Views on the Waterfront in Diagonal Mar

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et in a prime location right on the seafront with exquisite views overlooking Barcelona, this charming property offers the opportunity to enjoy the magic of this beautiful city without leaving home. Situated on the 24th floor of one of the most exclusive buildings in the region, this property lets one enjoy the sensation of living 85 metres high up. The approx. 180 sqm apartment is a spectacular property with a terrace

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spanning more than 280 sqm. From here, unforgettable moments can be cherished over the sea frontage and cityscape. Its orientation is absolutely ideal, giving it the most beautiful views of anywhere in Diagonal Mar. The brand new apartment comprises a lounge/dining room, kitchen, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus two parking places and a storage room. There is also a communal swimming pool, gym and 24-hour security.

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Barcelona

Exclusivity at the Heart of the City

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his offering is a beautiful example of architectural splendour, with a wealth of truly palatial luxuries and fine details. The apartment has all conceivable comforts from a splendid terrace with an outdoor sauna to a chill-out indoor pool with a countercurrent system. The property occupies the entire main floor and surrounding central courtyard of the building. The unique blend of traditional features and the modernity

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EURO 9 MILL. E&V ID W-01I34W INTERIOR APPROX. 533 sqm NO. OF ROOMS 4 CONTACT BARCELONA MMC (E) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BARCELONA MANAGEMENT, S.L., & CÍA., S.EN C. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 93 515 44 55 E-MAIL BARCELONAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

of the most advanced automation system and top-range appliances and fittings set this home apart. The ingenious design and distribution of the layout makes use of the space to full effect. All the rooms in the property exude a sense of elegance, exclusivity and art. For a residence with this much charm, the location is without doubt absolutely unique – just two blocks from Paseo de Gracia in the centre of Barcelona.

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COPYRIGHT: GSTAAD SAANENLAND TOURISMUS

Gstaad

Remarkable Development Project in the Centre of Gstaad

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his is a unique opportunity to own an exclusive apartment with a holiday home permit in Gstaad village. The location is absolutely superb, just a few minutes’ walk to the picturesque promenade with its abundant boutiques. It is well worth spending the day in this car-free haven, having a drink in the tea room, enjoying a nice lunch in one of the cosy restaurants or hotels, or just strolling around and getting a feel

SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 204 sqm NO. OF DOUBLE BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID W-01L187 CONTACT GSTAAD (CH) E&V GSTAAD PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 33 655 65 05 E-MAIL GSTAAD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

for the wonder and beauty of Gstaad. Building work on the project will begin as soon as the first apartments have been sold, with completion scheduled for summer 2015. The apartments themselves will be built and finished to an exquisite standard, comprising a separate studio with bathroom, a shared ski room and laundry, and a substantially sized garage.

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PHOTOS: MARK NOLAN

Grund near Gstaad

Beautiful Chalet in a Privileged Position

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his beautiful chalet enjoys a prime location just a few minutes away from Gstaad. From the sunny terraces that surround the property, magnificent views can be enjoyed of the unparalleled scenery, incredible mountains and the Saanenland Valley. Enclosed by farmland, the garden spans some 2,700 sqm and affords peaceful silence, remoteness and privacy in abundance. Inside, a large and cosy living room with a fireplace

SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 9.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 420 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,700 sqm E&V ID W-01T9VR CONTACT GSTAAD (CH) E&V GSTAAD PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 33 655 65 05 E-MAIL GSTAAD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and antique furniture creates a cosy atmosphere. There are two dining rooms, one with access onto the terrace with its outdoor seating area. After a wonderful day amidst the nature of the Saanenland, the master bedroom with its en suite bathroom and private living room guarantees a superb rest in the utmost comfort. This offering also includes a garage with four parking spaces and direct access to the chalet.

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Fribourg

Traditional Country Estate with Absolute Privacy

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his historic estate dates back to the last century and is set in a fantastic location with magnificent views. The property has been renovated on a grand scale with a great deal of taste, great attention to detail and at great cost. Period features have been painstakingly preserved and restored in an effort to keep the original character of the buildings alive. In addition to the main house there is a stable building,

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SWITZERLAND, FRIBOURG PRICE CHF 3.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 sqm LAND APPROX. 8,789 sqm E&V ID W-00QORZ CONTACT BERN (CH) ALUAG BTS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 31 950 22 11 E-MAIL BERN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a so-called ‘Stoeckli’, a private water source in the grounds and three small ponds. As well as being close to urban life, the property also offers an exceptional level of privacy that even international artists have come to know and love. Fribourg is the cultural and economic centre of the canton and is also very attractive for its low rates of taxation. There are many sporting and leisure facilities available in the immediate vicinity.

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Boppelsen

Historic Mansion with Substantial Park Grounds

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LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL ZUERICHNORD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

reached via an elevator that has been more recently installed. Besides an office space, the first floor also comprises an approx. 35 sqm bedroom with a walk-in closet spanning some 16 sqm, as well as two commodious bathrooms. The beautiful and well-maintained park affords the following amenities: a summer pavilion, a teahouse dating from 1906, a biotope and two areas of woodland boasting 23 different Thuja trees.

PHOTOS: ALEX BUSCHOR/APIX

his prestigious manor property was built in a neo-Classical style in 1875 and has been carefully maintained, modernised and renovated ever since. The new owners will enter through a bright and expansive hallway into the impressive living area, part of which features the original parquet. From here, superb views can be enjoyed over the substantial park grounds with its private woodland. The upper levels can be easily

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 4.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 283 sqm LAND APPROX. 7,445 sqm E&V ID W-016RCF CONTACT ZÜRICH NORD (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG

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Zurich’s Gold Coast

Stunning Paradise in Männedorf on Lake Zurich

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Lake Zurich and beyond can be cherished from virtually every room. The lovingly tended garden has approx. 45 metres of river frontage, as well as a 150-year-old linden tree, a private bathing spot and a boat shelter. From the mornings right through to the evenings, sunshine, privacy and relaxation are guaranteed here. Whether as a grand family home or a prestigious company headquarters, style and elegance can be found in abundance here.

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uilt in a classic Zurich country house style, this enchanting and utterly charming lakeside home is a true jewel, the likes of which only rarely come onto the market. Built in 1947, it has been painstakingly renovated and modernised in line with the times to this very day. Spaciousness, grace and variety set the interior of this property apart. Period architecture can be enjoyed in the detailing throughout, whilst the splendid views over

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 13.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 402 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,320 sqm E&V ID W-01PINZ CONTACT GOLDKÜSTE RAPPERSWIL (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG

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Einsiedeln

SWITZERLAND, SCHWYZ PRICE CHF 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 365 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,632 sqm E&V ID W-018521 CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE-FREIENBACH (CH) SEEPERLEN IMMOBILIEN AG

Engaging Architecture with Far-Reaching Views

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 11 E-MAIL ZUERICHSEEFREIENBACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

rchitecturally unique in design, this property nestles amidst picturesque countryside and impresses with its bright and airy ambience. The centrepiece of this home is the living room, which spans more than 90 sqm and features giant windows. To the rear of the eastern wing there is a luxury Gaggenau kitchen with a cooking island, ceramic hotplates, two gas hobs and a grill, plus a laundry/utility island and

two large refrigerators. The private quarters are to be found in the west wing of the property. The light and spacious bedroom features two large windows overlooking the garden. A dressing closet links the bedroom to the bathroom, where the original architectural style of the building can be seen in all its glory. This offering also comprises a self-contained apartment with a separate entrance, which spans approx. 50 sqm.

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Milan

A Jewel of Style and Elegance

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LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 9443 33 21 E-MAIL MILANOFIERA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

room with double exposure, a kitchen with a balcony, a service room, bathroom and closet. On the other side of the hall there is a spacious living area, three bedrooms, one with a balcony and walk-in closet, and two bathrooms. All finishes are to a high quality standard. The apartment has a central heating and a partial air-conditioning system, plus an approx. 20 sqm garage and two large attic spaces of around 77 sqm.

PHOTOS: STEFANO NEGRI

ituated on the second floor of a three-storey liberty building with a garden, this elegant approx. 300 sqm apartment features prestigious frescoed ceilings, mosaics and original doors. It can be accessed via a beautiful antique elevator or an impressive stairwell with frescoed walls. The property has a spacious hall with bow windows that afford a superb view over the Piazza Piola. This entrance gives on to a triple living

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EURO 1.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 sqm NO. OF ROOMS 8 E&V ID W-00SP12 ENERGY VALUE F/160.21 kWh/m2a CONTACT MILANO-FIERA (I) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL

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Lake Maggiore

Lakefront Villa with Superb Outlook

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his beautiful villa is located in Cannobio, just a few kilometres from the Swiss border on the west coast of Lake Maggiore. The house is surrounded by a well-established garden affording a unique view and private boathouse. The property was built in the 1800s and first owned by a French-Italian aristocratic family. It was sold in 2006 to its present owner, who completely restructured the property with particular care,

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ITALY, PIEDMONT PRICE EURO 6.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 440 sqm LAND APPROX. 8,000 sqm E&V ID W-01FXT1 ENERGY VALUE D/147.2769 kWh/m2 CONTACT VERBANIA (I) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0323 702 44 E-MAIL VERBANIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

taking into consideration the style and atmosphere of its original splendour. The renovation involved the entire building from the façade to the roof. The interiors feature high-quality finishes such as ‘Carrara’ marble and local stone such as ‘Luzerna’ and ‘Stucco Veneziano’ throughout the villa. A gardener’s lodge, an independent house and a separate garage building with space for four cars also await the new occupants.

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Vescovado di Murlo

Attractive & Charming Paleochristian Church

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n the slopes of Crevole’s Castle, 15 minutes from Siena and from Montalcino, lies a small medieval village, which is home to this ancient deconsecrated church first dedicated to St. Cecilia. With an interior of more than 400 sqm and 1,000 sqm of paved outdoor spaces, there is a sauna, a cellar carved into the rock and a garden with a pool and small tennis court. This is a charming and untarnished place, first

ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EURO 2.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,000 sqm E&V ID W-01QX93 ENERGY VALUE G/220 kWh/m2a CONTACT SIENA (I) FIRST CLASS HOUSE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 11 11 44 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

contended by Etruscans and Romans and later by popes and emperors. Pope Pio II Piccolomini’s emblem and a painting by Duccio di Boninsegna entitled “Madonna of Crevole” are testimony to this. The location offers endless possibilities for history and nature lovers, approx. 40 km from the mountains and the sea, and just minutes from sulphur baths, Brunello vineyards, horseback riding and a renowned golf club.

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Castelnuovo Berardenga

Original Renovated Property in Panoramic Location

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his splendid farmhouse is just minutes away from Castelnuovo Berardenga, in a breathtaking location surrounded by gardens of some 7,200 sqm. The old barn dates back to 1700 and has been carefully renovated whilst preserving its originality and typical rustic Tuscan style. The two levels of the interior span approx. 250 sqm. The ground floor comprises a large living room with an 18th century fireplace and

ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EURO 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 250 sqm LAND APPROX. 7,200 sqm E&V ID W-01QDLV ENERGY VALUE G/715.90 kWh/m2a CONTACT SIENA (I) FIRST CLASS HOUSE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 11 11 44 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a kitchen with a second fireplace. The first floor hosts the sleeping quarters, which feature wooden floors sourced from an old ship. There are two large bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with sink dating from 1700. The entire property is finished with hand-made Vietri ceramics and chestnut wood fixtures. The beauty and privacy afforded by this region make it one of the most sought-after in the province of Siena.

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PHOTOS: ERIK HATZINIKITAS

Rhodes

Elegant Villa in Absolutely Stunning Location

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s the sun shines, the deep-blue sea glistens and a warm breeze blows off the sea – it is this peaceful and uniquely Mediterranean atmosphere that sets the tone for the lifestyle in Lindos. Built into the hillside in a sophisticated architectural design, this villa accommodates four bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as an open plan living area and a fully fitted kitchen with top-quality electrical appliances. The

GREECE, AEGEAN SEA PRICE EURO 650,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 200 sqm LAND APPROX. 700 sqm E&V ID W-0190VP CONTACT RHODES (GR) P&P RHODES REAL ESTATE E.P.E. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

grounds are blessed with large terraces and also host an infinity pool of approx. 40 sqm plus an outdoor shower and roofed patio. An built-in barbecue area and a small outdoor kitchen make it even more enjoyable spending time outdoors here. The furniture featured in the photos is not included in the price. The standard of this property, together with its sensational location, cannot fail to inspire its inhabitants.

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PHOTOS: DIMITRIOS BILLIAS

Rhodes

Greek Villa in Prime Location

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his dream holiday home enjoys a superb position on the island and affords simply everything one could wish for. The lush, Greek-style garden boasts a profusion of colourful plants and mature trees, as well as many verandas including two upstairs used as an outdoor living area and others down by the pool area for dining and relaxing. The main house comprises a sumptuous dining space and lounge with a fireplace

GREECE, AEGEAN SEA PRICE EURO 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 230 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,000 sqm E&V ID W-00FC7P CONTACT RHODES (GR) P&P RHODES REAL ESTATE E.P.E. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

to take off the chill during the winter months, plus a separate kitchen. On the first floor is the master bedroom and further double bedroom, both en suite. This residence also features three separate guestrooms with two bathrooms, which are situated downstairs next to the pool. The main terrace, just next to the kitchen, acts as a splendid living space in its own right, complete with a comfortable seating and dining area.

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PHOTOS: ERIK HATZINIKITAS

Rhodes

Mediterranean Villa Overlooking the Bay of Afandou

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his grand and elegant villa has been finished to exceptional quality standards and enjoys a sensational location in Trapezia, the plateau in Afandou. There are breathtaking outlooks over the sea to be enjoyed from all parts of this property. A separate guesthouse caters for absolute privacy and discretion. The large barbecue area in the shade of the pergola creates the perfect setting for enjoying meals outdoors and

GREECE, AEGEAN SEA PRICE EURO 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 250 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,100 sqm E&V ID W-00A60V CONTACT RHODES (GR) P&P RHODES REAL ESTATE E.P.E. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

spending time in the company of friends and family. A roofed bar alongside the substantially sized pool is a wonderful place to enjoy refreshing cocktails and relax in absolute style and serenity. The sprawling gardens span some 4,000 sqm and are well maintained with a wide variety of trees and vines. Stairs lead up conveniently from the parking spaces on the lower ground floor directly to the kitchen inside the villa.

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Near Brussels

Private Estate with Grand Style in Grez-Doiceau

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ocated in a private residential area alongside a golf course, 35 km southeast of Brussels, this prestigious home is easily accessible from two motorways and just 30 minutes from the international airport. A beautiful central marble hall leads to the different receptions rooms, which include a comfortable study with fireplace, a delightful living room with fireplace, a grand dining room, and a fantastic kitchen with

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BELGIUM, BRABANT WALLON PRICE EURO 4.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 877 sqm LAND APPROX. 5,400 sqm E&V ID W-01S6TB CONTACT WAVRE (B) EV WAVRE S.A. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS FRANCE-BELUX S. A. TEL. +32 10 47 50 00 E-MAIL WAVRE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

family room and fireplace. The house exudes a very British atmosphere, due to the custom furniture made by the renowned UK-based company Clive Christian. Comprising eight bedrooms with six bathrooms, this exquisite property hosts a number of superb amenities such as an indoor pool, a separate apartment above the three-car garage, an air-conditioned wine cellar, fitness room, home theatre and refined French garden.

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PHOTOS: ANIKA PETERSEN/FOTODESIGN FLENSBURG

Flensburg

Townhouse in the Heart of Flensburg

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he Flensburg furniture manufacturer Heinrich Sauermann had this lightflooded townhouse built as a craftsmanship school in 1896. The unusual layout of the property, with three levels set over a breadth of five metres and an unusually large depth of 16 metres, ensures ample space for comfortable living. Indeed, the ‘depth’ of this residence is not merely limited to spatial dimensions: it is also reflected in the rich heritage of

GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EURO 675,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 240 sqm LAND APPROX. 161 sqm E&V ID W-01NKXZ CONTACT FLENSBURG (D) FLENSBURGER IMMOBILIEN KONTOR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 461 97 88 67 13 E-MAIL FLENSBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

the building and its unique atmosphere. In addition to its architectural prowess and its historical fabric, the property also offers a whole array of other attractive features. These include capacious rooms graced with lofty ceilings and breathtaking views to be enjoyed over the harbour in Flensburg. The location of this residence makes it ideal for anyone looking to combine home and work life close to the centre of the city.

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PHOTOS: ARNT HAUG

Ratzeburg

GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EURO 2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,000 sqm E&V ID W-01IUG9 CONTACT SCHLÖSSER UND HERRENHÄUSER (D)

Historic Mansion with Lake Views

HMM HERITAGE MEDIA & MARKETING GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 411 25 72 57 E-MAIL CHRISTOPH.VONSCHENCK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

riginally built as an administrative building in 1862 whilst still under the reign of the King of Denmark, this property exudes the style of a Danish aristocratic home. After 1882, once the Duchy of Lauenburg had fallen into Prussian hands, it served as the official and private residence of Prussian royal commissioners. The house is situated on the ‘Wedenberg’ overlooking the Ratzeburg lake. Its usage as

a senior citizens’ residence saw extensive modernisation of the technical fittings in 1999 along with the installation of an elevator for eight people. It is currently divided into nine units and would be suitable for a variety of usages for families, self-employed individuals and/or as a prestigious company headquarters. It is within easy reach of Hamburg, while Lübeck is a 20-minute train journey away and Lüneburg 45 minutes away.

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Oldenburg

Exquisite Villa with Private Lake Frontage

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his prestigious mansion with lake access and a small beach is situated on a carefully landscaped plot spanning approx. 1,600 sqm, amidst idyllic natural surroundings between the cities of Bremen and Oldenburg. Eight bright and comfortable rooms are spread over the interior of approx. 434 sqm, along with a luxury master bedroom, a wonderful customdesigned kitchen with a cooking island, very high ceilings and a spa area

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EURO 999,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 434 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,600 sqm E&V ID W-00DE22 CONTACT OLDENBURG (D) JMS IMMOBILIENMANAGEMENT GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 441 361 18 90 E-MAIL OLDENBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

complete with a sauna and swimming pool that convey a sense of cultivated and superior home living. The large, lightflooded living room offers exceptional panoramic views over the lake and immediate scenery. During the winter, a beautiful marble fireplace and underfloor heating throughout the house provide cosy warmth. A cogeneration heat and power unit, a security alarm and a three-car garage round off this incredible property.

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Göttingen

Extravagance on the Outskirts of the Town

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his detached property was built in 1984 and forms an amalgamation of creative architectural design, an unusual and inspired layout concept, the latest technical fittings and exclusive interior design. As such, this residence is ideally suited for those with discerning standards for a special way of life at home. This offering is located in Angerstein, a residential area very close to Göttingen. The large window frontages in

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EURO 850,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 310 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,450 sqm CONTACT GÖTTINGEN (D) AXEL ARMBRECHT • IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 551 63 44 31 44 E-MAIL GOETTINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

almost every room in the house make the most of the sensational views to be enjoyed over the beautiful sprawling garden. Abundant space and an open plan style dominate the interior, where highlights include a corner fireplace, a fully glazed dining area, gallery level, conservatory and designer bathroom. Each of the levels opens out onto terraces with breathtaking outlooks that take in the beautiful natural surroundings.

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PHOTOS: ARNT HAUG

Mentin

GERMANY, MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA PRICE EURO 3.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,925 sqm LAND APPROX. 180,000 sqm E&V ID W-01GGUO CONTACT SCHLÖSSER UND HERRENHÄUSER (D)

Gracious Stately Home

HMM HERITAGE MEDIA & MARKETING GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 411 25 72 57 E-MAIL CHRISTOPH.VONSCHENCK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his palatial manor was built between 1912 and 1914 by the architect Paul Korff for the cigarette factory owner Alexander Boeck, on a parkland estate spanning approx. 180,000 sqm. The interiors total around 3,000 sqm. Since purchasing the estate in 2011, the current owner has carried out modernisation work on the main house and former lodge, in line with regulations in place for listed properties. The historic

interior decoration has been carefully preserved as a result. Planning permission is available for up to 90 hotel rooms in various buildings on the estate. Other concepts are conceivable, as a centre for conferences, training, well-being, or for permanent residency. The barns are suitable for all manner of events. Its central location close to the A24 motorway means that Berlin and Hamburg are both only around 90 minutes away.

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PHOTOS: MARIA LESKA

Oberhavel

Outstanding Farm Property near Berlin

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n the heart of the ‘Stechlin-Ruppiner Land’ natural park, this luxurious courtyard ensemble exudes its own special flair. The grand main house comprises 15 rooms, three bathrooms, a guest WC and an elegant country kitchen. The interior is an individual mix of styles from Germany’s Wilhelminian period and more modern influences, culminating in a superb ambience and quality of life to be had. Highlights of the property

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EURO 1.19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 502 sqm LAND APPROX. 8,770 sqm E&V ID W-01L9B2 CONTACT BERLIN-FROHNAU (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 40 63 85 00 E-MAIL BERLINFROHNAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

include a bowling alley, fully fitted car workshop, caretaker apartment, spacious guesthouse and several barns. Some of these are heated, making them suitable as fully equipped showrooms. Concealed from outside view, the inner courtyard features a pond, underground garage, fountain and rustic ‘Schwarzwaldhaus’. Dreams are set to come true here, be it as a prestigious country retreat or the venue for an exhibition concept.

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Potsdam

Resplendent Country Mansion

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his wonderful property was built in the 1920s on a large plot of land spanning approx. 2,585 sqm. It has been thoroughly modernised and renovated to an impressive standard, with careful attention paid to the selection of materials according to their qualitative credentials and health-enhancing effects. All the charm of an architectural style of the past has been successfully combined here with all of the essential

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EURO 1.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 465 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,585 sqm E&V ID W-01C1J5 CONTACT POTSDAM (D) FISCHER IMMOBILIEN GMBH POTSDAM LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 331 27 91 00 E-MAIL POTSDAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

comforts of contemporary living. The original character of the house has been preserved during this process in all its splendour. The interior spans a total of approx. 465 sqm, which is divided into 13 rooms, two kitchens, three bathrooms and two guest WCs. The development and technical provision has been realised in such a way that the property could also be easily divided into two completely separate units.

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Staufenberg

The Perfect Blend of Historic & Modern

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he historic and listed gem of a property is situated in an excellent location just 10 minutes from the university towns of Gießen and Marburg, respectively. Extensive and painstaking renovation work has been carried out on this special house over recent years. Besides the preservation of classic elements such as the mosaic floors, the doors and splendid stairway, emphasis has also been placed on ensuring a

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EURO 495,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 265 sqm LAND APPROX. 750 sqm E&V ID W-00HN54 CONTACT GIESSEN (D) GEROLD MAUTHNER IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 641 48 01 07 00 E-MAIL GIESSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

contemporary and high-quality appointment with modern bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen. Large, open plan rooms with high ceilings, an open fireplace and a tiled stove replicated precisely according to the original culminate here in a gracious and homely atmosphere. There is a separate guest wing on the ground floor, as well as a fully converted attic level that could also be used as a separate living unit.

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Historic Jewel on Dream Plot with Views

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oasting superb outlooks and within walking distance of the town, this exceptional old property presents itself in immaculate condition. The special atmosphere that pervades this mansion is palpable the moment one enters the hall. The current owners have consciously introduced modern elements to form a striking contrast to the original period features. The reception, living and dining rooms can be found on the

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EURO 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 sqm LAND APPROX. 5,380 sqm E&V ID W-01Q40B CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (D) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL KOENIGSTEIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ground floor, whilst the upper level is devoted to the children of the house. The roof level features the parent quarters and a separate wing connected to the main house that is reserved for guests, office space or as au pair accommodation. Beautifully landscaped and ideally aligned for maximum sunshine, the idyllic park-like grounds are an absolute rarity in terms of size and quality.

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his former industrialist’s mansion is a unique and listed building of cultural importance. It presents itself in very good condition indeed. Designed by Arthur Wienkoop in 1897, the property is divided over three expansive levels each spanning approx. 170 – 180 sqm. The mansion currently accommodates three separate stately apartments overlooking the magnificent parkland grounds, which feature a prestigious entrance

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EURO 1.05 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 520 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,600 sqm E&V ID W-00HJEH CONTACT DARMSTADT (D) ANDRÉ IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6151 101 67 69 E-MAIL DARMSTADT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

driveway. It is the impressive architectural eminence of this offering with its large rooms that makes it so special, along with the original fabric of the building which has been preserved right down to the tiniest details in some cases. This exceptional property is located in the heart of Michelstadt and benefits greatly from the excellent local infrastructure that this historic town in the Odenwald region has to offer.

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Superb Thatched Property with Panoramic Views

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harmonious fusion of the old structure with high-quality contemporary materials has been created here to stunning effect. The outbuilding provides an additional space of approx. 135 sqm and comprises a very tastefully designed three-room apartment with a guest WC. An outdoor pool that blends in superbly with its surroundings, an impressive wine cellar and other surprising details round off this exceptional dwelling.

PHOTOS: KLAUS LORKE

he location of this half-timbered property is idyllic and absolutely unique. Surrounded by an abundance of mature trees, it is situated in a beautiful hillside position very close to the nature protection area of the Teutoburg Forest. In terms of privacy it leaves nothing to be desired. The buildings were constructed in 1813 and have been restored and rebuilt by the current owner using the same original materials. A

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theme runs through each of the five carefully conceived interiors. Large windows and exposed steel columns and girders create a commodious and lightflooded ambience. Nature outdoors and space indoors fuse with one another, all surrounded by a landscape conservation area. This is the ideal home for nature lovers, riding enthusiasts and people with discerning tastes. It is rounded off with an exclusive spa and integrated double garage.

PHOTOS: FOTOSTUDIO STEVE

his house was built in 1968 and completely modernised in 2002/2004 to the highest standards. It is impressive for its purist modern architecture and park-like plot, which occupies a prime position concealed from outside view. The sense of spaciousness and exclusivity throughout is owed to the generously sized layout, the height of the ceilings that soar to three metres and the quality materials used. A distinctly timeless

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 1.88 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,937 sqm E&V ID W-01T4WV CONTACT WITTEN-HERDECKE (D) ROTHMANN IMMOBILIEN GMBH

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Mechernich

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,381 sqm LAND APPROX. 33,402 sqm E&V ID W-01LEE4 CONTACT SCHLÖSSER UND HERRENHÄUSER (D)

Partrician Estate Styled on French Stately Homes

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ehind the intricate, symmetrical façade of ‘Burg Kommern’, which was erected in 1884, lies the yet more historic fabric of the building, consisting of a baroque stately residence dating from around 1753 and a residential tower dating as far back as the Medieval period. Still preserved in all its glory to this day, the adjoining private country park boasts a wonderful summerhouse and guarantees absolute peace and

privacy from the outside world. Whilst the basic structure of the main residence and estate outbuildings is in good overall condition, some of the interiors no longer live up to modern living standards and are in need of renovation. This magnificent estate is located in a district of the town of Mechernich. Due to the direct connection to the A1 federal motorway, the cities of Cologne and Bonn are only approximately 30 minutes away.

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Meerbusch

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 2.29 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 335 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,000 sqm E&V ID W-00G3D9 CONTACT DÜSSELDORF-KARLSTADT (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH

Gracious Mansion in Beautiful Park Grounds

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hese wonderfully landscaped garden grounds form one of the few land plots in the upmarket neighbourhood of Alt-Meererbusch that still retain their original size and stature. Perfectly positioned with a southwest-facing orientation, the garden borders onto woodland and appears as though it is sheer unending parkland. Various seating areas and an outdoor pool make a splendid setting in which to enjoy fine

summer days outdoors. The property was built in 1957 to a solid construction, refurbished in 1996 and 2010 and maintained on an ongoing basis over the years, meaning that it now presents itself in an immaculate, like-new condition both from an aesthetic and technical point of view. Extremely high-quality materials have been used throughout and skilfully combined with classic period features from centuries gone by.

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Sankt Johann

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Exclusive Riding Estate with Luxury Residence

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ituated on the edge of the village of Sankt Johann, this exclusive equestrian property is also the site of a luxurious private home overlooking the town of Mayen. The house and the riding complex were built between 1990 and 1993 and offer the very highest living standards and first-class training facilities both for horses and riders. The plot spans some 10.5 hectares, approx. 2.5 hectares of which are freehold and approx. 8 hectares on

long-term lease. The estate hosts a 20 x 60 m riding arena with adjoining stables comprising 18 – 21 stalls, plus an outdoor jumping ring spanning some 40 x 80 m. The residence itself has an interior of approx. 1,000 sqm. It has been designed in a half-timbered style. Together with the riding complex, it forms a harmonious architectural unison that leaves nothing to be desired – topped off with a library, fitness suite and swimming pool.

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uilt in 1980, this modernised home has ten rooms spread over an interior of approx. 300 sqm. It is set within grounds spanning some 3,600 sqm. Just some of the virtues of this wonderful property are the high-quality materials used throughout, the enjoyment and ambience provided by the groundwater pond, the superb park grounds and the peace of this quiet residential road. Virtually the entire property was

GERMANY, RHINELAND-PALATINATE PRICE EURO 860,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 300 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,600 sqm E&V ID W-01I2C1 CONTACT RHEIN-NAHE (D) ANDRÉ GEIST IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 671 483 14 65 E-MAIL BADKREUZNACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

refitted to the latest technical standards between 2002 and 2012. Particularly worthy of note are enhancements such as the replacement of the windows, the heating system, marble floors, electrical wiring, bathrooms, roof, façade finish, and much more. The property is located some 30 km from the state capital Mainz and enjoys a good local infrastructure, as well as being close to the Rhine-Main region and Frankfurt Airport.

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Near Basel

Dream Property with Superb Outlooks in Weil am Rhein

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his modern luxury home is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in the finest residential address in Weil am Rhein, at the juncture between Germany, Switzerland and France. It affords fine south-facing views over the Rhine Valley. This beautiful house quite literally is a stone’s throw from Switzerland, with the country border running along the perimeter of the open land plot. It was renovated and expanded on an extensive scale

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 1.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 420 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,104 sqm E&V ID W-01SQ5R CONTACT LÖRRACH (D) KINTZINGER SÜDBADEN WOHNIMMOBILIEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7621 167 98 70 E-MAIL LOERRACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

in 2012/13. Home life here is a dream, with an interior of approx. 420 sqm featuring its own elevator, indoor pool area with a sauna, and so much more. State-of-the-art lighting and domestic technology, a superior fitted kitchen, several sun terraces, a self-contained apartment and three garages with five parking spaces are just some of the other amenities. The urban and cultural infrastructure here is topped off with a holiday ambience.

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Baroque Castle in the Jagst Valley

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omprising a castle dating from as far back as 1240, a renaissance palace built in 1597 and a baroque castle dating back to 1745, this unique heritage estate has an exceptional ambience and a special significance for those who enjoy attending cultural events. The truly outstanding property is suitable for the most diverse of purposes and offers a wide range of possibilities for usage. A high-end hotel offering gourmet cuisine or seminar

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GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,410 sqm LAND APPROX. 39,700 sqm E&V ID W-01GZA6 CONTACT HEILBRONN (D) MB IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7131 279 38 00 E-MAIL HEILBRONN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and conference facilities is just as conceivable here as a transformation of the estate into exclusive freehold apartments – or a combination of the two. In addition to the existing parking spaces on offer, there is plenty of available scope to cater for further parking. The location enjoys excellent transport connections to the A6 motorway, meaning that the surrounding cities and airports can be reached within no time at all.

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Near Stuttgart

Prestigious Country Mansion

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his well-maintained country mansion with 11 rooms has been almost completely modernised over recent years. A particularly eyecatching feature is the round entrance hall, which is laid in Brazilian granite. Within an interior of some 660 sqm, the property offers ample space and scope for realising individual visions and designs. The attractive gardens form a wonderful haven in which to spend time and relax,

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 660 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,945 sqm E&V ID W-01KOUG CONTACT LUDWIGSBURG (D) PREMIUM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7141 702 46 10 E-MAIL LUDWIGSBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

complete with a stream, several Mediterranean-style seating areas and an outdoor fireplace. Two garages, a double carport and several parking spaces round off the outdoor amenities on offer. The capacious house itself is ideally suited for use as a residence for several generations, or for combining home and work life in one superb oasis. In terms of privacy and recuperation, this property is second to none.

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Günzburg

Luxurious Home & Spa Retreat

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his property can best be described using attributes like unusual and exceptional, as well as luxurious. The living quarters of this splendid home are divided over two levels and a separate outbuilding. On the ground floor of the main building there is a spacious living and dining area with a beautiful rounded alcove and a traditional clay oven. The carefully designed terrace and ornamental pond form a relaxing haven

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EURO 1.375 MILL. E&V ID W-01M1BC INTERIOR APPROX. 466 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,473 sqm CONTACT ULM (D) GERT WALZ IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 731 938 07 60 E-MAIL ULM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

of tranquillity. This feeling of well-being is continued through into the spa area, which features a swimming pool, separate whirlpool, sauna and fitness room in the outbuilding. A master bedroom suite on the first floor has an adjoining dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a spa bathtub and access out onto a balcony. The house also comprises a large garage with enough space to accommodate up to three cars.

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Home with Far-Reaching Views for Aesthetes

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his charming and substantial detached residence was built in 1996 in Reichenkirchen, in a family-friendly area located to the east of Munich Airport. The living room, dining area and exclusive fitted kitchen are designed in optimum alignment with one another. The ground floor also affords a spacious hallway, study room, pantry, utility room and guest WC. This level also benefits from a number of doors that open out directly

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EURO 645,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 250 sqm LAND APPROX. 889 sqm E&V ID W-01H97O CONTACT ERDING (D) EVFS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8122 96 60 80 E-MAIL ERDING@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

onto the garden and the splendid roofed terrace. An impressive gallery on the top level of the property leads the way to the private quarters with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The interior continues down to the lower ground floor, which has been converted into a modern living space complete with a private spa area and wine cellar. Meanwhile, a large double garage in front of the property allows for convenient home parking.

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Rare Gem on the ‘Pschorrhügel’ in Feldafing

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well-being is guaranteed thanks to the heated pool, roofed outdoor Jacuzzi, library, several dressing closets and wine cellar. exclusive materials can be found throughout the property, from the pillars, columns, window surrounds and stairs to the natural stone bathrooms and traditional wooden doors. the aesthetic pleasures of this home are complemented by the very latest technology, culminating in an overall ensemble that oozes luxury.

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his outstanding property with a classical façade is situated in a soughtafter location on a quiet side road, within walking distance of Lake Starnberg and the local golf club. Built in 1998, the mansion is set within beautifully landscaped, unoverlooked grounds with superb, far-reaching views. there is a separate self-contained apartment in the main house, as well as an outbuilding and a three-car garage. a sense of absolute

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PATEK PHILIPPE SOCIETY BOOKS ADDRESSES PERSONAL

Tradition meets Innovation

In 2014, the Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe celebrates its 175th anniversary. A familyowned company, it has been designing, developing and making watches since 1839. Many of these are amongst the most sophisticated, sought-after and expensive timepieces available. In 2001, several of the company’s departments relocated to new premises in the Geneva suburb of Plan-les-Ouates (above). The old Art Deco building in the city center now houses the Patek Philippe Museum and its valuable collection of rare timepieces.

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Calibrated Perfection

Watchmaker Patek Philippe celebrates its 175th birthday in 2014. The company has remained true to its heritage of highly complex timepieces, as a recent exhibition in Munich impressively showed. Siems Luckwaldt joined the event and spoke to Patek President Thierry Stern. PHOTOS: Patek Philippe

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Tradition in action: Philippe and Thierry Stern, Patek Philippe’s owners in the third and fourth generation, and the official company seal.

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Its name is legendary among connoisseurs. Patek Philippe has always designed and built its own, elaborately decorated and embellished clockworks in its workshops in Geneva. They are handmade, and ticking away in exceedingly desirable watchcases. Customers sometimes have to wait years for particularly high-end models. The sophisticated development work, production and precise mechanisms of the watches come with a price tag – even many years after their launch. Especially rare vintage models regularly fetch record prices at auction. In 2009, Thierry Stern took over as company president from his father Philippe, and so became the fourth generation to run the family business.

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of watch ed the company Patek, Czapek & Cie in Geneva. Czapek later struck manufacturer Patek Philippe, hosted what out on his own, leaving Patek’s new business partner Jean-Adrien was probably the most successful exhibition Philippe to contribute the second part of the company’s current name. By inventing the winding crown, the two watchmakers renof timepieces in the last few years. For more than two weeks the “Kunsthalle der Hypodered previously required watch keys obsolete. In 1932 the compaKulturstiftung” art gallery in Munich was ny was acquired by Geneva-based watch dial manufacturers Charles the well-secured home of more than 430 and Jean Stern. Since that time, the family has owned Patek Philippe S.A. – and currently does so in the fourth generation. The compaexhibits. Among the highlights were the master watchmakers, engravers and enamny launched the first watch with an automatic rotor winding mechel painters, who gave an insight into their anism in 1953. It also holds a further 80 patents and developed the magical, intricate skills deployed at the smallest of scales. Further Caliber 89, the world’s most complex pocket watch to date, which highlights included the antique and cutting-edge exhibits: among boasts 33 features and 1,728 parts, as well as the Sky Moon Tourbilthem a box-shaped pocket watch from the 1530s and a 1924 Patek lon Ref. 5002, with its price tag of 700,000 euros. pocket watch with a tourbillon. hile many competitors were Another highpoint was the sparkling forced to take a break at some quartz crystal model from the “Twenpoint, Patek Philippe remained active, as the independent manty-4” ladies’ range, adorned with over ufacturer of the “Komplikationen“ and 720 diamonds weighing a total of 36.3 carats. Plus, the legendary Star Caliber “Grandes Complications” ranges, for ex2000: a unique pocket watch with a douample. Selling the company to an international conglomerate like Richemont ble-sided clock face, which includes the most beautiful depiction of the phases of or the Swatch Group is out of the questhe moon ever made. This masterpiece tion for Patek’s president Thierry Stern, also boasts 21 features, such as a perwho took over the business from his fapetual calendar and a melodious Westther and Patek’s honorary president minster chime, making it the third most Philippe Stern in 2009. “Once a year, someone will approach us with an ofcomplex watch in the world. The number one and two spots are, of course, also fer. I then politely say ‘No, thank you,’ held by Patek Philippe watches. Also on and that’s the end of that.” The freedom show in Munich were current models to be able to think long-term, and not to from the Travel Time, Calatrava, Gondohave to compromise on quality for the lo, Nautilus and Aquanaut ranges, some sake of shareholder value, is extremely of which were luxurious special editions. important to Thierry Stern. Thierry Stern’s opening address was Conservatively, in the original sense given in a mix of German and French, of the word, is also how the Sterns condelivered with charming Swiss underduct their business activities in the Far East. The brand refrained from engagstatement, despite a company turnover ing in any hype in China, unlike many of approximately 774 million euros in of its euphoric competitors who at2012. But patting himself on the back For Sandrine Stern, Patek’s Head of Creative, the perpublically really isn’t Stern’s style. Rath- fect watch has “discrete elegance, flawless workman- tempted a risky entry into that desirer, he reminisced about his first visship and technology, aesthetic appeal and beauty.” able, booming market. At Patek, people it to the newly constructed company stayed calm. “For me the greatest luxury is the service which we offer our clients for the whole lifespan of headquarters in Geneva in 1996. “Standing in the shell of the building with my father, in the place where we would soon be working the watch,” emphasizes the 43-year-old during our conversation. So, with 1,600 of our colleagues, was an unforgettable experience for instead of hastily erecting one boutique after another in China, the me. It was the beginning of a new era.” company opened the Maison Patek Philippe in Shanghai in 2012, a subsidiary, which is on par with the Salon Patek Philippe in Genetern lives five minutes from the company HQ, together with his va. This was followed by a service center with 30 employees and the two sons and his wife Sandrine, the brand’s creative director and herself the daughter of a jeweler. His family not only proPatek Philippe Institute Shanghai, which is dedicated to training juvides support, they also supply first-hand market research data: “Alnior watchmakers. The students, whose diligence assuages the inthough 65 percent of our sales are men’s watches, we know that womdustry’s worries about finding young talent, complete a total of 3,550 en have a large say in the purchasing decisions of their husbands,” hours of training on a two-year course Stern explains. Watch No. 5200, launched at this year’s Baselworld Thierry Stern does not (yet) worry about whether his sons, who are trade fair, gives an insight into the details the watchmakers at Patek ten and twelve years old, will one day follow him into the family busiPhilippe work on. Despite the energy intensive calendar, which disness. Even the all-pervasive digitalization of our lives does not cause plays the date and day of the week, the watch has a power reserve of him sleepless nights. Does he think watches with automatic clockeight days. This is made possible through the interplay of twin mainworks, hundreds of small cogs, engravings and highly sophisticated spring barrels and the oil-free Silinvar® escapement, developed by intricacies are perhaps becoming anachronistic? Stern responds with a family anecdote: “A few years ago, one of my sons pointed at the Patek. These features ensure that there is hardly any friction. Small dimensions and a four-Hertz frequency further distinguish this clock on my desk and said: ‘Daddy, where do you plug in the charger?’ timepiece, which has been hailed as “revolutionary” among experts. I told him: ‘That’s the great thing about it – it doesn’t need electriciOn May 1st, 1839, the Polish immigrant and merchant Antoine ty.’ In that moment I knew that watches, like the ones made at Patek Norbert Count de Patek and watchmaker François Czapek foundSL Philippe, will be around for a very long time.” ast fall, Thierry Stern, President

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Model comeback: Former French first lady Carla BruniSarkozy was presented as the new face for Bulgari’s “Diva” campaign at the elegant twostar restaurant Apicius. These two divas share a passion: Carla and Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson pose with Bulgari jewels.

Art

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a brilliant artist. At the presentation of his collection he painted this canvas dress in real time. Burak Uyan’s shoe is also a piece of art.

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Contrasts: After 16 years with Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs bowed out with his vision of “le chic parisien” in denim and black lace. In March, Nicolas Ghesquière presents his debut show for LV.

Nomads

Riccardo Tisci presented a mélange of Japan and Africa for Givenchy. Two cultures, one interpretation of draping: simple and very flattering. And comfortable sandals for women on the go – do we detect a trend?

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Prêt-à-porter and accessories were both inspired by flowers. Lavishly embroidered bag “Lady Dior.” A caress for the foot: sandal by Dior.

Men think women aren’t sexy if they can’t walk in high heels. So why bother to even try? Vivent les sandales (Louboutin).

Shine

All-over or highlights, this season it’s all about shine, shimmer and glitter. This Dries Van Noten skirt features a gold rosette, while Lanvin goes bling.

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Necklace “DIOR-GANIC” with thousands of resin beads.

… is considered the capital of creative fashion. The Fashion Week trends for spring/summer ’14: make-up in rainbow colors at the Chanel ART show. Classic string of pearls? Non, merci! We want two XXL pearls!

Long skirts

versus mini? We love both. But this season at Hermès skirts were below the knees. Big is better also goes for bags (Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane).

Nomen est omen: The “Zazou-flatglitter” shoe by Louboutin.

Best show Surprising the fashion pros is a true art,

and one that Karl Lagerfeld is a master of: he transformed the Grand Palais into a gallery. As a frame for 89 outfits he also designed 75 paintings and sculptures in the Chanel look.

TEXT: EVA MÜLLER-MAY, PHOTOS: DAVID ATLAN (1), OLIVIER SAILLANT (1)

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A Dog’s Life

Gemma Correll, teNeues, approx. € 20

Mr. Pickles and Bella inspired many of the stories captured in this charming illustrated book by their mistress, author Gemma Correll. On 128 pages of clever entertainment, the book covers the whole spectrum of everyday canine life from “chaos dogs” and spoilt “lap puppies” to protective alpha dogs. Sometimes, you even see yourself reflected in one of the stories. In the meantime, Correll indulges the every whim of her pugs…. We can’t wait for volume two!

The Monocle Guide to Better Living Monocle, gestalten, approx. € 48

A guidebook, not to the hippest trends in the world, but to a fulfi lled existence. Monocle subtly guides you through the crucial areas of life: family, work, culture, travel and style. It does so by answering almost any question with indispensable tips. Which city is the best to live in? Why is culture good for you? How do I find the right college for my kids? Which pieces of furniture will last forever? An excellent, sophisticated signpost. Simply beautiful.

Hang tight: the “Book Rack” allows books to be suspended from its strings – in perfect alignment and free from creases. Agustav, € 90.

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The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles Ian Barry & Nicolas Stecher, Assouline, approx. € 516

“Racing is life!” says motorcycle aficionado Steve McQueen. Motorcycle lovers have a thousand reasons for their passion: the speed, the design, the danger, the street cred. Slow down and indulge with this volume fi lled with legendary bikes: the BMW R7; the Easy Rider, which made Peter Fonda an icon; and Evil Knievel’s favorite – the Harley Davidson XR750.

All-American Vol. 13 – Born Ready

Bruce Webber is among the world’s great fashion photographers, and he is a person who pays attention to the quiet voices in society. He is a thoughtful American patriot who loves his home country. For this volume, Weber has once more collaborated with a diverse group of artists to create a collage of essays, poems and images, which paint a powerful portrait of today’s America. A poetic and very personal view.

More

Rankin, teNeues, € 1,750, Collector’s Edition

When it comes to Rankin, more is definitely more! This book showcases the most comprehensive retrospective of the celebrated fashion photographer to date: 368 pages spanning 20 years of unusual images, impressive bodies, famous faces and a collaboration with Damien Hirst. “When you look at my work and compare it to other people’s, you realize that it is actually a bit unsettling, strange and challenging,” says Rankin.

Swans – Legends of the Jet Society Nicholas Foulkes, Assouline, € 145

If this title makes you think of Truman Capote’s circle of female friends in New York’s high-society, you’re not very far off. This stunning illustrated book takes a look at the jet set of the 1950s, who, imbued with a natural elegance, beguiled the world with their travels, clothes, jewels and yachts. Three hundred pages of original photographs abound with their spirit. Legendary! FC

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Bruce Weber, teNeues, € 98, limited edition (5,000 copies)

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VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM, www.design-museum.de

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WOMAN page 30 Fire fighter! Designer extinguisher. Approx. € 139, www.brilli brum.de

BOCA DO LOBO,

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DIOR, www.dior.com DONKEY PRODUCTS, www.donkey-products.com

EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX, www.emmanuelle.jp

JARRE TECHNOLOGIES, www.jarre.com

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WOOUF THROUGH DFP-DESIGN,

CLOSE UP ELEGANT Retro-style open sideboard “Kermes,” approx. € 1,600, www.ligne-roset.usa

ADIDAS, www.adidas.com AKIHIRO HIGUCHI, through

PATEK PHILIPPE, www.patekphilippe.com

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BURAK UYAN, LLADRÓ, www.lladro.com FAYE TOOGOOD,

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KAUFMANN MERCANTILE,

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LOUIS VUITTON, www.louisvuitton.com SAINT LAURENT, www.ysl.com

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www.richardhutten.com TASCHEN, www.taschen.com

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WALDMEISTER,

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QCNS CRUISE,

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LOOK page 34

VALENTINO page 58

ASSAD MOUNSER, www.monnierfreres.com ATELIER MUFF, www.patrikmuff.com CIRE TRUDON, www.ciretrudon.com DEĞER CENGIZ, www.degercengiz.com DIOR, www.dior.com

GRAFT, www.graftlab.com

ASSOULINE, www.assouline.com VALENTINO, www.valentino.com

A DOLLS’ HOUSE page 64 BONHAMS, www.bonhams.com KIDS, www.kids.org.uk

Last Minute

1 AWARD WINNER Scarlet “Concord Relax” wing lounge chair with swivel base and footstool, approx. € 1,950, www.capdell. com 2 ILLUMINATION Lamp made of wood and brass, approx. € 459, www.engelvoelkers.com/de/interiors 3 ELEGANT Pearl necklace with platinum and diamond blossom-shaped clasp, price on request, www.tiffany.com 4 FAREWELL cable chaos! The multi-plug extension socket “Punkt” conceals up to five cables, approx. € 89, www.shop.punktgroup.com 5 THE BOOK A luxurious ride through the fascinating world of Bentley, approx. € 98, www.teneues.com 6 PUFFBALL “Dandelion” lamp, approx. € 1,682, www.moooi.com

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Delicate dynamics: the roof designed by the Berlin-based architects Graft hovers above the service pavilion in Autostadt, Wolfsburg.

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