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ative New Yorker” – that was the name of the best-known song by the band Odyssey, which in the late ’70s became one of the anthems of the illustrious nightclub Studio 54. Studio 54 also represents the zenith of the disco era and is symbolic of an attitude towards life which many are, without doubt, still in search of today. The song is about a young woman who lives in New York City and travels across the metropolis on the subway or in a cab, in order to finally find herself, and love, through music
and dance. The place – today we would call it “the location” – epitomizes this feeling and way of experiencing the world. It is little wonder, then, that many nightclubs derive their names from a particular place. Studio 54 was located in a building in which music, movies and the famous Johnny Carson Show were produced. The club’s founders, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, the latter of whom is profiled in this edition, initially only wanted to call their club “Studio,” but then added the name of the street it was located on – West 54th. To this day, one of Germany’s most renowned nightclubs is called “P1,” in reference to its address in Munich, at Prinzregentenstraße 1. Beach clubs, too, are named after locations, among them one of the first and most famous: Club 55 on St Tropez’s Pampelonne beach, whose name indicates the year it opened, and hence refers to a particular place in time. “Buhne 16” on the northern shores of the municipality of Kampen on the island of Sylt, was named after the 16th of a large number of breakwaters which were built into the North Sea in order to protect the island’s precious sandy beaches from stormy seas. The most exciting locations usually also boast the best clubs in the world, whether in Ibiza, St. Barth, in New York City, on the Côte d’Azur, or – this year – on Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, where the soccer World Cup is sure to guarantee the biggest parties of the year. It is, therefore, no wonder that these locations usually denote the most desirable residential areas, in which the world’s most stunning pieces of residential real estate are located. Once again, you will also be able to find these in this edition of GG.
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Breaking every rule … Sometimes the secret to success lies in the attitude you take when shaping your creations. In this edition of GG, you will meet a number of very different personalities who are united by their way of thinking: out of the box! In other words, forget all the existing rules and do exactly the opposite. Ian Schrager, founder and creator of the legendary nightclub Studio 54, used to have spectacular theatrical backdrops made for his glamorous guests. To this day, he keeps surprising with his unusual boutique hotel concepts, frequently challenging the conventional industry. Zaha Hadid, the only woman in a male-dominated world of famous architects has made her mark with her organic designs, which are often conceived to be too avant-garde to build. The Stephens sisters have only just embarked on their career in jewelry design, but their label Anndra Neen has already attracted lots of attention and many fashionistas worldwide. The very personal journeys of all these individuals inspire because they have not followed a predetermined pattern. They might seem a bit chaotic, sometimes illogical even and do not follow a straight course. But in all their colorful and unusual demeanor, they lead to one place only: to success!
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MIOK There’s no such thing as a “bad hair day” for this South Korean native. Miok’s motto: “Try out all kinds of styles, have fun – and feel amazing!” Throughout her career, the stylist has taken inspiration from Eugene Souleiman, editorial director at Vidal Sassoon. Miok moved from Long Island to live in New York, where she works with famous photographers and has done the hair of stars like Andie MacDowell and Alicia Keys. Her best job ever? Whatever she is is currently working on ….
TANJA PABELICK There’s not much Tanja Pabelick likes better than to set up her desk temporarily somewhere new. She is constantly drawn to wherever she sees new designs resulting from artisanal craftsmanship rather than from industrial production. Tanja earned her design degree in Laos and makes sure to travel to Southeast Asia at least once a year. Officially, she lives in Berlin, but she is also renting a small cottage in Dublin that she likes to withdraw to in order to write.
ASIA GEIGER A native of Poland, Asia Geiger worked as a model in England before she discovered, in Tokyo, how good she was at making people look great with just a little makeup and a new hairstyle. After 17 years as a make-up artist in L. A. she moved to New York, where she has been living for four years. In line with her motto “Beauty comes from within,” she gave us a tip for the summer: “Instead of foundation, apply some tinted moisturizer, a touch of rouge, lip gloss and waterproof mascara.”
ANDREAS TÖLKE Eight years and countless interviews – that’s the story of Zaha Hadid & Andreas Tölke. The Berlin-based journalist knows the world’s most creative architect better than almost any other member of his trade. This is reflected in his very personal profile of the famously interview-shy Londoner by choice on page 44. Sought after worldwide by the likes of Australian Vogue and Philippine Tatler, David de Rothschild and Yoko Ono, our author says: “Tölke just writes it down….”
LARISSA MIKEC While earning her Master’s degree in European Urban Cultures, Larissa Mikec visited more than 23 European cities and lived in the following four for three months each: Brussels, Tilburg, Manchester and Tallinn. She liked Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, best because the city is not so “typically European.” The Lüneburg native, who recently arrived in Hamburg where she has started to feel at home, has begun working as a publishing assistant at GG. Welcome, Larissa!
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AT HOME The king of hotels is back! Ian Schrager invented the term boutique hotel. Now he has opened The London Edition. A conversation about the old Studio 54 days and his new life with four daughters.
16 Venice and its architecture are unri-
valed. From June, the 14th Architecture Biennale will add to the magic.
ART & DESIGN
22 Art to look at, to wear and sit on:
Candida Höfer, Marcel Wanders...
24 Jehs+Laub on success, functionality and on life as designers.
LOOK Designed in ’49: “String” shelves.
26 Black & white forever: this classic is perfect for her.
28 The new metallic look: stylish items for him in lustrous copper.
design classics celebrate a comeback.
INTERVIEW Design by Jehs+Laub “Shrimp” (Cor).
AT HOME Synonymous with the spirit of Italian design for 65 years, Kartell celebrates its anniversary.
AT HOME IAN SCHRAGER
34 Ian Schrager has returned! The New
44 She is the only female architect who
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ART & DESIGN Grand: Ferris wheel ring by Julian Sing.
30 The return of famous furniture icons:
Yorker, world-famous for his nightclub Studio 54, recently opened his second hotel in partnership with Marriott. has made it to the very top of this maledominated industry: a very personal portrait of Zaha Hadid.
52 Two Mexican sisters in New York:
under the label Anndra Neen, Phoebe and Annette Stephens design jewelry for self-confident women.
58 Plastics can be beautiful! Italian brand Kartell has made plastics respectable and has been producing one design icon after another.
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52 FOR SALE For perfect days at sea: designer yachts by Italian shipbuilder Rossinavi.
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66 Making dreams come true: Enrico Gobbi designs superyachts.
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74 Villas, mansions and oﬃce space – the best real estate around.
AT HOME Their creations are impossible to resist: Phoebe and Annette Stephens founded jewelry brand Anndra Neen in New York City.
MAN Eye-catching: “Gunmetal legs” by Kelly Wearstler.
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166 Meissen: the new image of a German brand steeped in tradition.
WOMAN Playful: “Chequers” crystal glass (Artel).
172 Geneva-based jeweler Chopard cham-
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pions ethics as well as aesthetics.
AT HOME Star architect: Zaha Hadid’s buildings are bold statements, like the Chanel Art Pavilion.
174 Thrillers, gems & curiosities for
coﬀee tables and nightstands – plus a literary piece of furniture.
178 German architectural export:
the King Fahd Library in Riyadh.
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Venice is for Lovers …
Starting this June, the city of Venice will be hosting the 14th Architecture Biennale, curated by Rem Koolhaas. In recent years, the romantic Italian city on the lagoon has been dominating the modern art scene, with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana, a former customs building which Tadao Ando converted into a museum and where François Pinault’s “Prima Materia” exhibition is currently being shown.
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This year, Venice is a must for architects and architecture lovers. “Fundamentals” is the title of the 14th Architecture Biennale chosen by this year’s curator Rem Koolhaas. The exhibitions in the “Arsenale” and “Giardini” are going to be an exploration of the past, the present and the future of the discipline. TEXT: Jörg Zimmermann
Architecture Biennale in Venice
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INSIDER TIPS WHERE TO STAY Aman Canal Grande: opened in 2013, this hotel is located in two palazzos right on the Grand Canal and boasts spectacular views; www.amanresorts.com Hotel Gabrielli: located on the Riva degli Schiavoni, with views across the lagoon. Close to the gardens of the Biennale exhibition grounds; www.hotelgabrielli.it Hotel Cipriani: located amid stunning gardens at one end of Giudecca island, with moorings for yachts; www.hotelcipriani.com Hotel Sant’Elena: located close to the “Giardini” in a former monastery, ideal for visitors to the Biennale; www.hotelsantelena.com FOOD & DRINK Harry’s Bar: once Ernest Hemingway’s favorite place to treat himself to a Martini Montgomery, it is also where Bellinis were invented; www.cipriani.it Ristorante Al Covo: famous seafood restaurant in the Castello neighborhood. Its specialty: “moleche” soft shell crabs; www.ristorantealcovo.com Gran Caffè & Ristorante Quadri: founded in 1638 in a prime location, on St Mark’s Square; www.ristorantequadri.it TRAVEL GUIDE Philippe Duboÿ and Oscar Duboÿ: Louis Vuitton City Guide Venice, € 30, www.louisvuitton.com
enice is the myth of a city turned into realbitions that together illuminate the past, present and future of our ity, erected on millions of poles in the shaldiscipline,” Koolhaas says, explaining the specifics of his biennale low waters of a lagoon. The whole city is a concept. According to Koolhaas, this look back into the past is deunique architectural idea, a prototype and the signed to help reconstruct how architecture arrived at its current vision of an urban society manifest in stone. situation, while also allowing speculation on its future. So, where better to discuss architecture, its oriIn the main pavilion located in the “Giardini,” the “Elements of gins, its current state and its eﬀect than in a place architecture” exhibition puts the spotlight on the basic elements of which confronts you with architecture with such the discipline. For the exhibits in the country pavilions, Rem Koolimmediacy? Maybe this is also part of the reason haas has framed a leitmotif: “Absorbing modernity 1914–2014.” why architect Rem Koolhaas has asked his colleagues This expresses his desire for the curators of the 65 participating nato reflect on the discipline. “I would like to discuss architecture, tions to investigate “the process of the erasure of national characnot architects,” says the curator of the 14th Architectural Biennale teristics in architecture in favor of the almost universal adoption in Venice. Thus, the discussion about this year’s series of exhibiof a single modern language.” This represents a real challenge for tions on architecture has started. Once again, it has turned the city the creators of the national exhibitions, who apart from their own ideas and the expectations of the experts now also have to integrate on the lagoon into the most important meeting place for architects the curator’s theoretical superstructure into their shows. and architecture enthusiasts from around the world. Rem Koolhaas wants to exhe German Pavilion will amine the “fundamentals,” this year be directed by those simple elements which Zurich-based architects Alex Lehnerer and Savvas Ciriare essential to architecture and “which every architect emacidis. The title of their proploys, always and everywhere,” duction “Bungalow Germania” says Koolhaas. In Venice, with hints at its content, but ahead of the opening the details of its magnificent palazzos locatthe show are being guarded aled next to ordinary houses, its most like state secrets. Memobarely manageable maze of alries of the German contribuleys, its “campi” (squares) and tion in 2012 are very positive: “campielli” (little squares), as Muck Petzet had examined well as canals, bridges and jetties, these fundamentals bethe approach to current buildcome uniquely obvious. Floors, ing stocks under the heading walls, ceilings, roofs, doors, “Reduce/Reuse/Recycle.” The neighboring British and French windows, façades – the list of pavilions also promise many elements which is to stimuauspicious collections. For the late the discussion about archiDutch architect Rem Koolhaas is one of the most prestigious tecture, is extensive. With this exponents of contemporary architecture. He is also the curator of the “grande nation” Jean-Louis Co14th Architecture Biennale (June 7 to November 23, 2014). hen, Professor of the History of concept, Koolhaas rather distances himself from previous biArchitecture in Paris and New ennales. It is an approach praised by Paolo Baratta, President of York, will be asking whether the modern age represents a promthe Biennale: “With Koolhaas, our aim is to create an exceptional, ise or a threat. As part of this, he will call on protagonists like Jean research-oriented Architecture Biennale.” Prouvé and Jacques Tati as witnesses. The British curators at work n 2012, Koolhaas’ predecessor, the English architect David are FAT Architecture, together with Crimson Architectural HistoriChipperfield had, in a grand gesture, still tried to find some ans. They will be conducting their research under the title “A clockwork Jerusalem.” FAT had already produced an illuminating exhi“common ground.” Well-known colleagues had contributed bition at the last biennale with the title “The museum of copying.” their works which, however, often felt like they belonged to sepaThe show in the palazzo hosted by Switzerland also promises to be rate shows. Vanity often plays a part in the world of architecture, exciting. The Swiss have appointed a tireless creator of exhibitions, too. So an event like the Architecture Biennale can quickly become Hans-Ulrich Obrist. A native of Thurgau canton, he is currently little more than a very public marketplace. In order to break out of the usual scenario, focusing on depth rather than on “surface eleco-director of the Serpentine Gallery in London and has commissioned Lucius Burckhard and Cedric Price to execute his ments” seems to be close to Rem Koolhaas’ heart. Having founded the world-renowned and globally active architecture firm OMA tovision. Obrist promises “a stroll through a fun palace.” gether with Elia Zenghelis, Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp Host nation Italy is being singled out for particular praise by Rem Koolhaas. “Monditalia” is the name of the third strand of in Rotterdam in 1975, the Dutchman also made a name for himhis biennale concept. As part of this, exhibitions, events and theself as an architectural theorist early on. Since 1998, Koolhaas has been running his think-tank AMO, whose research projects go far atre productions will be examining not just architecture, but polibeyond the subjects usually discussed in architecture. tics, economics, religion and technology. While in the “Giardini” So will we be treated to dry architectural theory delivered in front subjects will be explored in depth, the emphasis at the “Arsenale” of the marvelous backdrops of Venice’s Canal Grande, St Mark’s will be on a broad spectrum of issues. “There, the other festivals Square, Doge’s Palace and Rialto Bridge? That is a completely groundof the biennale – fi lm, dance, theatre and music – will be mobilized to contribute to a comprehensive portrait of the host counless worry. The oﬃcial “Arsenale” and “Giardini” exhibition spaces alone will guarantee a special experience. The latter is the traditiontry,” says Koolhaas. Given the abundance of the events on oﬀer, it al and spacious biennale area, which will also feature the country is lucky that the 14th Architecture Biennale already opens in June, pavilions. “‘Fundamentals’ will consist of three interlocking exhirather than in August, as is customary. JZ
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Wedded to colors CANDIDA HÖFER: „BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE LA SORBONNE PARIS I 2007”
We say “I do” to art far away from the crowds, put a ring on our own ﬁnger, are bowled over when taking a seat, venture a style reboot with home couture, and escape to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. We promise you only good times! WANDERLUST The colorful polyamide “city rings” designed by Julian Sing allow you to boldly wear your favorite city, not only on your finger, but in your heart: New York, Paris, Sydney…
PUBLIC VIEWING The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture in Montecchio is showing works by Germany’s top female photographer: “Candida Höfer. Images from Architecture” – through July 27, 2014.
SOFT WARES “Pixel” is a combination of the abbreviations of the words “picture” and “element.” Those are the hard facts. By contrast, these soft furnishings, made of smooth velvet and using traditional weaving techniques, are a lot more beautiful. The “Pixus” cushions feature printed shadow velour elements, and provide any room with a stylish reboot (Sahco).
PIN-UP With its exhibition “Marcel Wanders: Pinned Up At The Stedelijk” the Amsterdam museum celebrates one of the world’s most remarkable designers and his 25-year oeuvre: furniture (Knotted Chair), interior design and art direction (Moooi).
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Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub bounce great ideas off each other in their studio, and always work as a team. The Stuttgart-based designers consider their job akin to that of an actor: it is always about slipping into new roles. 1
You are very well known designers, among the most successful in Germany. You are sought-after internationally, too. What are the qualities necessary for this?
Successful double act: Markus Jehs (on the left) and Jürgen Laub met when they were still in college. In 1994 they founded the company Jehs + Laub in Stuttgart. The two designers develop all their creations as a team and design for top brands like Cor, Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Knoll International and Schönbuch. 1 bed “Jalis” (Interlübke) 2 tray “Korona” (Stelton) 3 bar stool “Jalis” (Cor) 4 armchair “Shrimp” (Cor) 5 table “Mell” (Cor) 6 armchair “Shrimp” (Cor) 7 chair “Shrimp” (Cor) 8 sofa “Elm” (Cor) 9 tea pot “Potter” (Stelton) 10 wall clock “Time” (Stelton).
Jürgen Laub: The question is how you define success. Does success mean earning large sums of money, being famous, or does it mean being happy? I cannot really say what accounts for our success. We are committed to making products that are not only stylish, but also useful to people. Products you can take pleasure in, and which do the job they were designed for, well. That is the foremost prerequisite, because a chair you cannot sit on is absolutely pointless. Markus Jehs: A designer has to be curious all the time, and we already learned to see the world diﬀerently when we were in college. To my mind, being a designer is primarily a question of attitude. You are not just a designer eight hours a day, you are a designer around the clock. This changes your perception and allows you to notice things which could be improved. What role does sustainability play in the designs you
Jürgen Laub: Sustainability is much more important to us than any kind of cult surrounding design. Things should have longevity. Ideally, the products are so good that I
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will be able to pass them on to my children, who will enjoy using them because they will still be fully functional and not outdated visually. “Elm” is a new sofa you have just designed for Cor. What is special about it?
Markus Jehs: We are well known for the high-quality woodwork we produce, but since the wooden structure of the sofa is on the inside, it is hidden from view. With “Elm” we reversed this principle, removed the cover and made the framework visible. Hiding everything connected to the structure under a leathery surface is an idea that was developed by Charles Eames – the so-called elephant design. A chair is the complete opposite of this approach. It is structured like an insect: you can see every joint. How would you describe your style? Jürgen Laub: That is diﬃcult for us to say. Maybe our style is really more of an attitude, one which is reflected in the products we design. When we are approached by companies who we think will not be a fit for us, we turn down the job. Decisions like these are based on life experience, on gut feeling. It is like meeting a woman: either the chemistry is right or it isn’t. And in the 10 latter case it’s better not to get involved . UA
INTERVIEW: UTA ABENDROTH
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1 ORIGAMI We like these sharplooking folds! The spring/summer 2014 look by J. W. Anderson. 3
10 CLIFFHANGER We could imagine living here! Cliﬀside house illustration, Kristina Dam Studio, approx. € 95.
3 WOW! Gothic design, burnished gold rim: Dinner service “My China! Ca’ d’Oro” by Michael Sieger for Fürstenberg, price on request.
4 SPOT ON Keep your coins in the “Polka Dot” purse. Coquette, approx. € 150. 5 HIGHLIGHT Not everyone owns a lamb-leather lamp... By Gilles Caﬃer, price on request.
12 YIN & YANG Two-piece ring studded with black and white diamonds, Wilm, approx. € 12,250. 5
6 ORNAMENTAL A tealight candle holder from the “Graphic Collection.” The Arabian Nights can begin! Artèl, € 58.
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13 CHIC Walnut cabinet “Brick 85” with fabric-covered doors. From Gervasoni, approx. € 1,150. 14 TABLE ART Inspired by historical buildings: marble table-top collection “Alice” by Bethan Gray, price on request.
7 PURRFECT A sisal-covered scratching dog so that your cat can really let it rip. By Erik Stehmann, approx. € 650. 8 DECORATIVE “India Leaf” black onyx pendant with 18K rose gold clasp. By Tamara Comolli, approx. € 690.
11 ELEGANT Saying itadakimasu is like saying grace in Japan. Chopsticks “Star & Sun” by Marunao, price on request.
15 BACK AGAIN You can pick up the Pablo Picasso by Christian Zervos catalogue at Sotheby’s, price on request. 16 ROMANTIC Houndstooth loveseat “Cristina,” Vicomte de Castellane, approx. € 820.
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2 BOWLING What a centerpiece! “Pop Ultra Bowl” by Kelly Wearstler, approx. € 950.
9 FAN-TASTIC Wooden hand fan for warm days and, gasp, hot nights. From Duvelleroy, approx. € 30.
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1 MAGIC Eat your heart out, David Copperfield! By Vivienne Westwood.
11 BAFFLED? Don’t be: the “Tangle Vase” is a real eye-catcher. Stelton, approx. € 70.
3 SIT TIGHT “Last Stool” created from a single sheet of copper by Max Lamb for Discipline, approx. € 540.
12 TIME IS … rose gold: limited edition “Manero Chrono Perpetual.” Carl F. Bucherer, price on request.
4 WELL CAST Keep your foot in the door with this brogue shoe doorstop. Tom Dixon, approx. € 180.
13 CELEBRATE Hammered and polished champagne cooler “Hex.” Tom Dixon, approximately € 230.
5 TAKE A SIP Copper flask, hand6 made in Tennessee. Kaufmann Mercantile, approx. € 170.
6 LOOKER The “Copper View Shelf ” by Ferruccio Laviani for KME is an absolute must! Price on request.
7 SUCCESS... guaranteed: timbale molds from the “Tempo della Festa” series by architect Mario Trimarchi for Alessi, approx. € 1,200. 8 ILLUMINATING The “Copper Tealight Lantern” will warm every styleconscious heart. Kaufmann Mercantile, approx. € 20.
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10 FOXY Shopping-cart chip on a faux fur keychain. Donkey Products, approx. € 13.
15 ROTUND Impossible to miss: “Copper Shade Floor” by Tom Dixon, Ø approx. 45 cm, approx. € 560.
14 BRILLIANT Inflated metal “Chippensteel Chair” by Zieta, approx. € 4,700.
16 RIVETING “Leather and Copper Strap Basket,” Kaufmann Mercantile, approx. € 240. 17 SEXY Body sculpting: “Gunmetal Legs” by Kelly Wearstler, approx. € 1,100.
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2 RED LIGHT Copper comes in red, brown, orange: “Copper Light CL30” by David Derksen, approx. € 530.
9 LIQUID GOLD Zacapa rum from Guatamala is our rum of choice. 0.7 liters, approx. € 90.
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The Classics Revisited
The iconic designs by superstars Mart Stam, Charles and Ray Eames, and Giò Ponti are back with a fresh new look. 4
1 PATENTED Fleece wallpaper in Le-Corbusier colors, Arte International, approx. € 29/m (width: 70 cm) 2 RED Wall lamp “Spy,” Verpan, approx. € 995 3 PURIST Grossmann Collection 62-Series desk, Gubi, approx. € 2,719 4 ICON 1940s “Boomerang Chair” by Richard Neutra, from VS, approx. € 1,550 5 CULT COUCH Club sofa “Haussmann 310,” Walter Knoll, approx. € 5,800 6 UPRIGHT Verner Panton
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designed the “System 123” divider in 1973, Verpan, approx. € 675 7 LEGENDARY New edition Arne Jacobsen sofa “Mayor” from 1939, And Tradition, approx. € 4,862 8 FIFTIES’ CHIC Kidney table “Organic” by Richard Neutra, VS, price on request 9 OBLIQUE The “Grossmann Gräshoppa Floor Lamp” was originally produced in 1947, Gubi, approx. € 665 10 IN COLOR Classic steel tube chair: Mart Stam’s “S 43,”
from Thonet, approx. € 318 11 TANGRAM? No, a horsehide carpet by Giò Ponti, Molteni & C, price on request 12 TIMELY “ESU Shelf 2013” by Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra, approx. € 1,996 13 SOFA LANDSCAPE à la Verner Panton: “Cloverleaf,” from 1969, Verpan, approx. € 18,570 14 MINIMALIST “Stool 60” by Alvar Aalto and Otto Korhonen, Artek, from approx. € 175.
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The Comeback King
White hair, white socks. They’re part of Ian Schrager’s trademark look. Here he sits in front of the ﬁreplace in his East Village penthouse in New York City, smiling with satisfaction. He has just done it again: taken everyone by surprise with his new hotel The London Edition. Within weeks after the opening it has become a popular hotspot. Find out more about the man who invented the world’s most famous nightclub Studio 54 – and who created the term boutique hotel.
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IS Ian Schrager In the 1970s, he partied with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at his legendary nightclub Studio 54. In the â€™90s, he created the chicest hotels with AndrĂŠe Putman and Philippe Starck. Now, Ian Schrager is back again. With his stunning new hotel The London Edition. GG met the iconic creator of unusual hospitality for a conversation about old times, new ideas and his life with five children. TEXT & PRODUCTION: Michaela Cordes PHOTOS: Mark Seelen
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When he was a young lawyer from Brooklyn, Ian Schrager, now 67, created the legendary Studio 54 with his friend Steve Rubell.
â€œI came from a provincial place and all of a sudden I was catering to the most famous designers in the world. It was incredible!â€? IAN SCHRAGER
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Ian Schrager designed a penthouse for his wife and five children in the East Village, above the roofs of Manhattan.
“My parents were gracious hosts. It’s only when you look back that you connect the dots.” IAN SCHRAGER
The roof terrace of Ian Schrager’s home, conceived by French interior designer Christian Liaigre.
the sun rises in gleaming silver. An oval, high-gloss metal object created by lighting designer Ingo Maurer, suspended from the ceiling of the main lobby at The London Edition hotel. At an oversized black walnut table, reminiscent of the works of Donald Judd, a few hotel guests are working in front of their open laptops. Built in 1835, this former residence of King Edward VII, and later of Russian jeweler Carl Fabergé, is characterized by warm colors and a charming mix of well-preserved old and sophisticated new features. Welcome to the latest masterpiece by Ian Schrager, who throughout his career seems to have followed one rule only: Never stop thinking out of the box! t London’s new hotspot
The native New Yorker achieved world-renowned status when he Where are you from, exactly? I’m from Brooklyn. Back then I was opened Studio 54, the famous nightclub created together with Steve a young lawyer, who was spoiled by success early on and got bored Rubell. In a former TV studio, they threw legendary parties every quickly. I had won a very important case, right at the beginning of my night, cheered on by regular guests like Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, career. My success made me itch for something different. It was the Calvin Klein and Diane 1970s, the time of the sexuvon Furstenberg. Having al revolution, and the time spent 13 month in jail for of the gay scene emergtax evasion, Schrager lating as a kind of trend-setting cultural movement. er changed careers and entered the hospitality busiAll this was happening ness. He founded his first in New York City. It was a hotels, which were captilawless time, and incredivating mainly because of bly exciting. That’s when my friend Steve (Rubell) their nightclub feel and designs and which were a lot and I had the idea of going more than just a bed for the into the restaurant businight. He commissioned ness. I still remember the designers like Andrée Putopening night of our first club: Steve went to hang man and Philippe Starck, hired staff that looked like out at the bar and I stayed beautiful models, and built in the DJ booth and played the Morgans, the Royalaround with the lights. ton, the Paramount and That kind of set the tone the Mondrian hotels in for us working together. In Family photos: family man Ian Schrager has two daughters from his first Los Angeles, Miami and order to survive we had to marriage. His second wife Tania, a former ballerina, brought two more daughters into the family. Together, they also have a three-year-old son. keep coming up with new San Francisco. The term “boutique hotel” was born. sets and effects, and host When his business partner and best friend Rubell died of AIDS in themed parties. We grew with every project, and kept getting better and more professional. At the time, I didn’t know 1989, he switched to the more high-end hotel business. Together with artist Julian Schnabel, he created the luxurious Gramercy Park all the things that I was capable of.... Where did your passion for extraordinary parties come from? Were Hotel in New York City, which grabbed headlines again – this time because of the stunning contemporary art Schrager put on display. your parents great hosts? My father died when I was 19, and my mother four years after that, when I was 23. If they hadn’t died so early, I And today? At the age of 67, Ian Schrager has surprised the industry once again: in 2009 he formed a partnership with the hotel chain don’t think I would have ever gone into the nightclub business (laughs). Marriott. Two “Edition” hotels are planned for New York City, and My father had a coat-making business and my mother was a houseanother location is due to open in Miami this year. We are sitting in wife. My brother became a doctor, I became a lawyer – and my parthe calm, Zen-like atmosphere of the penthouse suite of his London ents were in heaven! That’s what they had always dreamed of (smiles). hotel. Ian Schrager talks with a typical New York accent. He smiles But yes, my parents were gracious hosts. They had great taste – moda lot and seems to be very relaxed. est, but very tasteful. My parents threw great parties, not very often, Your life sounds incredibly exciting. To what extent have the wild but when they did, they were a lot of fun. Yes, the memories of these years at Studio 54 shaped you as an entrepreneur, and as a person? parties definitely had an influence on me. It’s funny, you don’t realize To create a nightclub requires know-how in more than one discipline, these things at the time, but when you look back, you connect the dots. and I took on all of them: lighting, fashion, music, theatre and film. What were your greatest challenges during your time at Studio 54? We signed the lease in January 1977, and only had six weeks until When I started out, I didn’t really know anything about any of these. I was a young man with no experience, and had to teach myself evthe opening. At the time there were very few people who knew about erything. It was an incredible education and an enormous break. I lighting and sound, and the best of those came from the theatre. So just took the opportunities that presented themselves. I came from we hired them. I still believe that theatre people are the most talented a very provincial part of New York and had no idea about fashion. and gifted people to work with. Unfortunately they are also the most And all of a sudden, I was catering to the famous designers in the expensive, because there is very little scope for making mistakes in world. It was incredible! that industry. We did a lot of really crazy things like flying in whole Interview continues on page 42.
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What’s the greatest status symbol these days? “Excellent taste!”, says Ian Schrager who’s library boasts many photos and silk carpets.
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“The nightclub business consumes you, if you don’t get out at some point. Hotels were a logical progression for me.” IAN SCHRAGER
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sets or changing the space completely. Guests want to be surprised!
But wasn’t it primarily about a visionary approach – about combin-
That sounds as if the spectacular nights at Studio 54 cost more money
ing art and hotel life? For me it was not just about hanging art on the
than they made? Of course! (laughs) But that is something that I explain
walls. It was really more about making it part of the scenery, making it accessible. So people can enjoy art without having to go to a museum, which in America is like going to a crowded subway station. At the Morgans, we had already put up 150 Robert Mapplethorpe prints on the walls. Another time, I asked Giorgio Armani to design the uniforms. But I stopped doing that when everybody started copying me. If you want to land a hit, you have to do something new and fresh.
to my kids these days. The secret is turning a negative into a positive. What happened after that – did you dream of opening a hotel even
It’s funny, it was kind of a logical progression. The nightclub business is essentially the most uncivilized part of the hospitality industry, the most cultured being the hotel business. At the time, there was a sort of war going on in New York City, which the press was stoking up – between Donald Trump, who was one of the new generation of hoteliers, and Harry Helmsley, who represented the old guard. I stood in the middle and thought: Boy, I should do that! back then?
What you did then was completely “out of the box” – nobody had ever thought of creating anything like boutique hotels.
To us, it felt
quite natural. But for the guests it was something new. Because the hotel trade is so capitalintensive, it did not encourage new ideas. Everyone did what had been done before, just in a different color.
Another provocative move in your career was stepping away from the Gramercy Park Hotel, and announcing that you were going to be
I never get attached to my various projects. I love creating them, but I never take pictures when I am working on them, for example. Don’t forget, I have worked on 15 hotels, and often felt like everyone else came and pickpocketed my Big crowds in front ideas. I am not one of those of Studio 54: doorman people who feel flattered when Mark Benecke decided who got in. A week they are being copied. opening a number of hotels with the Marriott group.
after it opened, Bianca Jagger rode into the club on horseback, to celebrate her 32nd birthday there.
How did the Mariott deal come
What is so tiring about it? Is
I have always admired Bill Marriott and thought it would be fascinating to combine his systems-driven, superbly executed company and my ideas, and to start something really great together.
it the fact that you have to be
Do you still live in New York
Were you tired of the nightlife business, maybe because you
The nightclub business eats you up; it consumes you. You have to escape, get out and move on. had seen it all?
Steve was there a lot more at night, and often really late. I always left when New Year’s Eve 1978: Halston, Bianca Jagger, I saw everything was running Andy Warhol and Liza smoothly. Steve stayed too long. Minnelli. I left too early. It’s a business that consumes you, if you’re not careful. It is difficult to stay healthy, when everybody around you is drinking and having a great time, with loud music playing constantly. there every night?
At the same time, you as the host have to be the life and soul of the party. So did you decide one day “That’s it. I have to get out to stay
I didn’t have anything new to offer, I’d given all I had to give. If I’d had any new ideas, maybe I would have carried on. It’s funny – after all these years, I opened a club again for the first time, downstairs in the basement of this hotel. Really? What is it called? The Basement. I had really wanted to call it “Crazy Box” but it’s now called “The Basement.” It’s a serious, nononsense dance club – not for socializing, like so many today – only for dancing! I once recreated Studio 54 for one night for a friend of mine, and took along my daughters. They are 19, 17, 16 and 15, and they loved it! That was when I thought maybe it’s time for real dance clubs again. That’s why I will open some in our hotels. alive”?
It sounds like you get bored easily, as soon as you find out that an idea is working. Do you then quickly have to find another challenge?
Of course! When I started off, hotels were generic and very similar to each other. Everything was based on a mass-market model. People thought: OK – this works. Let’s roll the concept out from New York and take it to London, Paris and California. But that’s not how it works. I’m not interested in going to Paris only to eat at McDonald’s. I always try to create something innovative and provocative. That’s how I came to take over the Gramercy Park Hotel that was more or less bankrupt at the time. It was not my personal style, but we wanted to do something different. Maybe it was more of an intellectual effort.
Yes, in my beautiful apartment with all my kids. One day I woke up and thought that I always invest all my energy into my work in these great hotels, never into my own place. Some of my friends already had really spectacular apartments back then, so I thought I needed to create a nice home, too. I managed to create a beautiful apartment, with some help from Christian Liaigre and John Pawson. Do you collect art? I like Anish Kapoor, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and all those artists from the ’80s. I also have a couple of Picasso drawings. But I am not one of those captains of industry who collects art just to show off their success. If I see something I love, I buy it. Do you primarily collect artists that you know personally? Yes, exactly. Some of them even gave me pieces of art as presents. Andy Warhol, for example, used to come to Studio 54 and give me things all the time. Thank God, I saved them... (laughs). City?
It must be funny for you, looking back at all your regulars who pro-
I don’t actually think of them as icons, because I saw all of their vulnerabilities and their humanity. But it makes me smile sometimes, for example when one of my friends, a well-known New York collector, said that Andy Warhol was one of the most important artists of the last 500 years. That puts him right up there with Michelangelo. Well, maybe he was. I will just always remember the man who was walking around Studio 54 at three in the morning. ceeded to become icons?
You are a father to four daughters and a 3-year-old son. What is Ian
We all get along great. My daughters are now of an age where they are dating, and when they go out at night, and give me a kiss goodbye, I usually send them back to their rooms to get changed, because what they are wearing is just too extreme – too tight, too short or too low-cut for my taste (laughs). MC
Schrager like as a father?
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Schrager’s Hotels 1984 – THE MORGANS The boutique hotel on New York’s Madison Avenue was the first in the Morgans Hotel Group. Andrée Putman redesigned the building, constructed in 1927, using checkered carpets to create a club feel.
1994 – THE DELANO Built in 1947, the art deco style Delano hotel today features on the list of “America’s Favorite Architecture.” Philippe Starck revamped the classic building in Miami Beach in white with dashes of color.
2000 – THE HUDSON Philippe Starck strikes again – this time near Central Park. The bar of the hotel with its signature yellow glass floor provides the perfect backdrop for New York City-based TV shows such as Gossip Girl and Sex & The City.
2000 – THE SANDERSON Philippe Starck’s style transformed this 1960s building in London’s West End – cool! On the ceiling above each bed, there is a reproduction of the picture “The Cloud” by Swedish painter Prinz Eugen.
1988 – THE ROYALTON Located near Times Square and designed by Philippe Starck in 1988, the hotel was revamped once more in 2007. The attractive centerpiece of the building is the lobby with its warm color scheme.
1996 – THE CLIFT Now 101 years old, the Clift in San Francisco was substantially reimagined by Philippe Starck, who took care to preserve the legendary “Redwood Room” in all its wood-paneled glory.
1999 – THE ST. MARTINS LANE Elegant, humorous and sophisticated – Philippe Starck’s design of the St. Martins Lane in Covent Garden is a brilliant synergy of various influences from modern to baroque.
2013 – THE LONDON EDITION Ian Schrager’s second collaboration with Marriott International. The London Edition opened in a Georgian townhouse, and was conceived by Canadian-American interior design team George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.
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Zaha Hadid â€“ architect, designer, artist. The most creative woman across all these fields directs projects worldwide. Here, she takes center stage wearing Issey Miyake, one of her favorite designers.
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Visionary She is the only female who ever made it into the all-male pantheon of world-famous architects. Zaha Hadid, highly admired for being the most audacious of her peers, has left her mark on cities from Europe to the United Arab Emirates with her extravagant designs. Andreas Tรถlke met up with a very strong woman in a world filled with testosterone.
“Everything arises from its context. It does not necessarily have to relate to it, but is a product of its immediate situation.” ZAHA HADID ON THE HEYDAR ALIYEV CENTER IN BAKU
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A stroke of genius: the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku. Individually manufactured elements were fixed to a steel structure to create the outer shell. The concert hall features oak paneling.
© HUFTON + CROW PHOTOGRAPHERS (2), © IWAN BAAN (1)
Sadly, now only available second-hand: blackened silver jewelry, studded with white topaz, smoky quartz and black-spaniel crystals. Created in partnership with Swarovski in 2008. Zaha Hadid’s design “Glacier Table” (made of polished Plexiglas) for David Gill Galleries is available in silver as a limited edition from Established & Sons, for approximately € 50,000.
This design of a 90-meter yacht for Blohm + Voss has not yet been constructed. Similarly, Zaha Hadid says she has never seen the finished ship she designed for a Turkish businessman.
© UNIQUE CIRCLE YACHTS BY ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS FOR BLOOM+VOSS SHIPYARDS (VISUALISATION MOKA-STUDIO) (9)
© UNITED NUDE (4)
Yes, these are shoes. In partnership with United Nude, Rem Koolhaas’ label, Zaha Hadid produced 100 pairs each of three different-colored models in 2013. You can actually walk in them, too.
JEWELRY: © SWAROVSKI (2); TABLE: © JACOPO SPILIMBERGO (4)
Not considered a skyscraper by the architect herself, but at roughly 143 meters, it’s the tallest building in Marseille: opened in 2010; 94,000 square meters of space
Chanel pop-up: the luxury brand’s art pavilion has already been on tour to Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. At present, the Mobile Contemporary Art Container is located in Paris.
© LUKE HAYES (3)
© HUFTON + CROW PHOTOGRAPHERS (6)
© JOHN LINDEN (2), VASES: © LALIQUE SA (5)
“Manifesto”: this vase produced by Lalique with the strategic name was recently launched in Paris. Limited editions are available in black and clear crystal.
Using steel, concrete and glass, Zaha Hadid created a building with distinctive pleats: the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum (2012) in East Lansing is part of Michigan State University.
The extension to the onestory brick building of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens created by Zaha Hadid consists of a tensile structure, which bears an undulating roof.
Inspired by classical Chinese architecture, Hadid designed Galaxy Soho in Beijing around a series of courtyards. It features two towers, a mall, office space and an entertainment complex.
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This energy-efficient tower will be opened as part of the EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The master plan by Zaha Hadid Architects triumphed over its rivals in the international competition.
“Future Energy, created for the EXPO in Kazakhstan, is a paradigm of sustainable architecture.”
RENDERINGS: © ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS (2)
he can be a diva – and
has every right to be. Zaha Hadid, the world’s most famous female architect, greets me by exclaiming “You again!” Not a great start. It has been eight years since our first encounter, and despite numerous meetings since then, it is always like starting all over again. “I am not crazy about giving interviews,” says Hadid. She is not joking. The New York Times Magazine listed her as one of the world’s 100 most important people in 2010. Hadid, nevertheless, declined the magazine’s interview requests …. jewelry has sold out, while the boat and the table are on the market as We meet in Baku, in November 2013, at the opening of the Heydar unique pieces. Her items of furniture, which are available from EsAliyev Center, one of the masterpieces created by Hadid’s studio. The tablished & Sons as limited editions, start from around 10,000 euros. topics of our conversation are influenced by one obvious aspect of the Moreover, German shipbuilder Blohm + Voss recently introduced the event: Zaha Hadid is, once again, the only woman among a group of new superyacht “Unique Circle” she designed. All the creative output men. Architecture is a male-dominated discipline, from the developers to the head craftsman. “I always had to be better at my job than my of Hadid’s company has one thing in common: it is regularly showcompetitors,” she says. “But I never considered myself tough. Particuered with awards. Twelve well-known institutions honored her firm in the last year alone: from the BBC to Veuve Clicquot. lar would be the right term.” She goes on to explain: “Board members in the cultural field do not care about my genut which award surprised her? “The Pritzker Prize in 2004 was the ultimate der, but that was different a few decades ago.” Twenty years ago, Zaha Hadid had a repuaccolade. I was the first woman to retation for creating “impossible to build” deceive it. The crucial thing is that it was my signs. Many companies did not understand work that was acknowledged.” A further highher visionary ideas: organic forms and poetlight: “I was made a Dame by the Queen. To ic architecture beyond the blocks and cubes me, that is more than just receiving a title. It being built at the time. She was reputedly too is a sign that both cultures, western and Ar“audacious.” But 1993 saw her breakthrough abic, can work well together,” she says. Zaha Hadid has never forgotten her roots: “My orwhen she designed the fire station for highigins are Arabic. My father was an extremeend interior design company Vitra in Weil am Rhein in southern Germany. “I owe much to ly successful businessman, who nevertheless the Germans,” says the architect, who is paschampioned social-democratic ideas. He was sionate about her field, and who at the age of 12 a founding member of the Iraq Democratdesigned the furniture for her bedroom, back ic Party in 1946 and, until 1960, served sevin Baghdad. Having been educated by cathoeral terms as finance minister.” This leads to lic nuns, and at a Swiss and a British boardthe question of her stance on the Middle East. ing school, she studied mathematics in Beirut, “The Arab world is experiencing a renaisbut transferred to the renowned Architectursance. A sense of identity is being created, and al Association School in London after two sea change in the hierarchies is more than necmesters, in 1972. There, Rem Koolhaas, an aressary,” she concludes. This invites the quesThe architect’s favorite photograph: chitectural high-flyer, was one of her lecturers. seemingly cuddly, Zaha Hadid has asserted tion whether Zaha Hadid is not afraid that her herself in a male-dominated industry. After her graduation, Koolhaas hired her for work will be misused for propaganda purposes, particularly since she has designed the sochis London office. “I worked with him for three years, and was very impressed,” Zaha Hadid says matter-of-factly. In cer World Cup stadium in Qatar. “Of course, architecture can be mis1980, Hadid opened her own firm, which produced numerous deused to create a country’s image. That has been happening since the signs that were never built – until the German clients came along. Ancient Greeks, since the Roman Empire. Architecture is a politiThe building in Weil am Rhein was followed by the BMW plant in cal issue. But the inference that architects are therefore politicians is Leipzig (2004) and the science museum Phaeno in Wolfsburg (2005). false. You have to develop a sensibility to decide which projects to take on and in what context,” she explains. “I have completed over 950 projects in 44 countries to date,” she says. fter more than 30 years, are there still any design visions Zaha Hadid enjoys luxury and lifestyle items. She loves the creations she has not completed? “I would like to construct a skyof German designer Elke Walter: “Partly because her designs can be scraper,” says the architect. So does she consider the roughseen in architectural terms,” says Hadid who recently started exhibly 150-meter tower in Marseille, which was completed in 2010, simiting her insider fashion tip in the company’s own gallery, which has ply an amuse-bouche? She laughs. “I have created designs for taller just been added. Eye-catching fashion is joined by matching footwear: buildings, and have won prizes and competitions with these, but She loves Manolo Blahnik. But after several bouts of surgery to her too few of them have actually been built.” ankle, she had to swear off high heels for many years. That is all the At this stage, her affable colleague Patrik Schumacher joins the conprivate information she is willing to divulge. “I am not a fan of telling versation. The Swabia-native has been working in Hadid’s company the whole world about my life,” she says sternly. since 1988, and in his role as senior designer has been her right-hand In Baku, Zaha Hadid is in high spirits. Behind the public persona man ever since. He describes what drives Hadid and her co-workof the queen of architecture, there is a fun-loving woman. It is a side ers: “Our primary concern is design.” Hadid will not be constrained that Zaha Hadid rarely shows. She quickly goes back into professional mode. “Ok, that’s enough for today.” And with that the conversation is by genres or borders: she has designed a range of items from the “Zboat” motorboat to the “Liquid Glacial” dining table. The Londonover. In the evening, spotting me while having dinner with the city’s dignitaries, she exclaims “You again!” and laughs. based Iraqi has also created five pieces of jewelry for Swarovski. The AT
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A handbag that resembles a little cage, a coral-studded pendant that looks like a hedgehog, and chains made of weighty metal: The jewelry by Anndra Neen demands self-confidence of the woman who wears it. GG met the creatives behind the label, sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens, in New York. PHOTOS: Mark Seelen PRODUCTION: Janine Weitenauer TEXT: Nana Gilbert
A family affair: Mexican sisters Phoebe and Annette Stephens founded the jewelry label Anndra Neen in New York.
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Perfect mix: expressive designs by Anndra Neen and an unconventionally furnished showroom apartment packed with great finds.
“Our grandmother is a great inspiration to us. She is the type of woman we create Anndra Neen designs for.” ANNETTE STEPHENS
“We were constantly encouraged by our family to be creative and imaginative.” PHOEBE STEPHENS
Two sisters, one vision: Annette and Phoebe do not only share the same tastes, but also their ideas, and each other’s clothes and works of art.
y home is a constant source of inspira-
are very important to us. We want to give back to our home country this tion to me,” enthuses Phoebe Stephens. way,” Annette continues. Thus, Anndra Neen fuses traditional Mexican craftsmanship with the modern aesthetics of the two designers. No wonder the 33-year-old does not The tasks at Anndra Neen are clearly delineated: both sisters do just live in her New York apartment, them all. “We are very lucky that our tastes and our creative vibut also works there – together with sion for Anndra Neen are identical. Our views are, entirely inher 27-year-old sister Annette. Mexican by birth, the two founded the jewstinctively, in complete alignment. Sometimes I start designing a elry label Anndra Neen in 2009. Each piece…” says Annette. “And I finish it off,” explains Phoebe. The workday begins with a coffee in a restwo finish and complete each other sentences in the same symbiotic taurant around the corner, before they way in which they design their collections. head home to work on their new collection. When designing, they no one knows me as well as Phoebe does,” says Annette. “We love to sit around the wooden Alvar Aalto table in the red-and-beige are each other’s therapists, friends and parents, all at the same time, and we can trust each other 100%,” adds Phoebe. patterned armchairs, which they designed themselves. The willful Even when they were kids, the two sisters used to do handicraft projand eccentric interior design wonderfully matches the expressive ects, paint or make things together all creations of the two sisters, whose style the time. Grandma’s studio was their defies any categorization. The apartment has been furnished playground. “Successfully building with many finds and heirlooms, with something together, that has always much sensitivity and soul, and in been our dream,” says Phoebe. However, at first the two sisters went warm, cozy earth tones. The pieces their separate ways professionally. Anof furniture are vintage or custommade. Every decorative item has been nette started her working life in the thehandpicked and is accompanied by anatre, while Phoebe worked as a fashion ecdotes and memories. On the walls expert for auction house Phillips de Pury. Jewelry design was not on their there are avant-garde paintings by career plans. But on a flight to Japan, their grandmother Annette Nancarthey started talking about a Mexican row. Finds brought back from trips ornamental ironworker. The two New to Mexico, India, Vienna and Brazil abound throughout the apartment. In York residents located the artisan in order to commission him to make some between these, there are a large number of works of art and sculptures pieces of jewelry. For a month, they given to them by their father. pondered possible designs. The result “Everything around us is very perwas a 50-piece collection which became sonal. We unearthed each item in spean instant success in New York. That is cial locations, or in special circumhow Anndra Neen was born. Today, the metal creations of the two autodidacts stances,” says Phoebe. “It has taken us a lot of time, but it is precisely this are available from Colette in Paris, Pool intimate relationship with all these in Munich and from online boutique objects which delights us afresh evNet-a-porter, and are worn by celebriery day.” The sisters’ passion for colties like Drew Barrymore, Nicole Richie and First Lady Michelle Obama. lecting is part of the Stephens family’s DNA. “‘More is more’ has always The showroom apartment is nesMore is more: the walls boast works by Maxwell Gorbeen the principal motto of our fami- don and their grandmother Annette Nancarrow. The bed tled into the basement of a downtown made from a wooden table is their own creation. ly,” says Annette. “Even the houses of mansion built in 1864, which Phoebe my grandparents were filled with art, bought about ten years ago, together souvenirs and artifacts; as was my parents’ house. And so is ours!” with her then husband. The purchase was followed by an unforet is not only a sense of style, which has been passed on from seen, but complete refurbishment. “We felt like we were at the excageneration to generation, but also the enthusiasm for jewelry. vations in Pompeii, constantly discovering new things. If I had not Their grandmother and father also created their own designs. become a jewelry designer, I would do that job for a living now,” she “Dad used to give each of us a piece of jewelry he designed himself says enthusiastically. Walls were removed, wooden surfaces stripped down, ceiling stucco and fireplaces restored. The three upper for our birthdays every year. And we used to watch grandma in her floors have now been rented out to a family of six. studio all the time. She always wore a great number of rings herself, large expressive pieces. This has greatly influenced our sense of style,” So are there any favorites among the multitude of carefully assays Phoebe. “Jewelry has always been a part of our lives.” sembled interior design items? “Yes, the abstract-organic, six-foot Their grandmother, Annette Nancarrow, was a member of Mexiwooden sculptures by Goulven Elies. Dad collects his works and co’s eccentric and politically active artistic elite – along with with Frisent me two of them. They are like my roommates. I like putting up da Kahlo and Diego Rivera. “Our grandmother is definitely a great sculptures in my house. Even if they seem incongruous with their surroundings and like they don’t belong here,” replies Phoebe. inspiration and role model to us. She was extremely extroverted, Elies is an artist from Normandy, who lives in Mexico, and used independent and lived life to the full. She was exactly the kind of woman we create Anndra Neen designs for,” explains Annette. to be their grandmother’s lover. He also spent time working as a Just like their parents and grandparents, Phoebe and Annette split male midwife in a women’s prison. This is just one of the whimtheir time between New York City and Mexico City, where their desical stories which you come across in Phoebe’s apartment and signs are handmade by six employees in a small workshop. “Our roots which inspires the two sisters every single day. NG
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Made in Italy â€“ these words invoke elegance, casual cool and style. An image that was co-created by the Kartell company, founded in 1949 in Milan, when the colorful plastic products by Castelli & Co. arrived in the austere households of the post-war era. The plastics revolution of the 1960s saw Kartellâ€™s international breakthrough with innovative pieces of furniture, many of which are still considered classics today. TEXT: Uta Abendroth
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Sixties icons: Olaf von Bohr, Gino Colombini, Alberto Rosselli, Ignazio Gardella, Joe Colombo, Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Giotto Stoppino (left to right) pose at the Milan furniture trade fair in 1969.
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“At Kartell, we combine industrial essence with individuality and, thanks to the designers, with a shot of glamour.” CLAUDIO LUTI
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King of Cool: At the 2012 Salone del Mobile, Lenny Kravitz exhibited his version of Philippe Starck’s chair “Mademoiselle” at the Kartell stand.
Anna Castelli Ferrieri and Giulio Castelli (top left) founded the Kartell company in Milan in 1949. Their vision: to combine technical innovation with pioneering design, and so create something special out of plastic. Claudio Luti (standing, right) acquired the company in 1988 from his parents-in-law. Also on board: his children Federico and Lorenza (also on the right).
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“Kartell was the first company to believe in the beauty inherent in plastics, a material both noble and aristocratic.”
Mix of styles: Philippe Starck’s chair “Masters” is an homage to Arne Jacobsen’s “7” series, as well as to the “Tulip” armchair by Eero Saarinen and the “Eiffel” by Charles Eames.
with a baroque silhouette. A bookcase that seems to curl up into a spiral. An armchair which looks like it’s as soft as a marshmallow, but proves absolutely solid and robust. It is these seemingly incompatible and opposing characteristics which make furniture by Kartell so attractive and which generate surprise at the Milan furniture trade fair every year. Claudio Luti, the owner of the company since 1988, insists not just on quality, but on outright glamour, for his plastic products. He acquired the relevant know-how in the fashion industry, during his ten years as managing director at Gianni Versace. transparent chair
It all began with a simple ski rack: when chemical engineer GiAntonio Citterio, Alberto Meda, Vico Magistretti, Piero Lissoni, Paulio Castelli founded his company Kartell in 1949 in Noviglio near tricia Urquiola, Ferruccio Laviani, Nendo, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ronan Milan, he started off developing parts for the automobile indusand Erwan Bouroullec…. Objects like Ron Arad’s flexible shelf “Bookworm,” or Philippe Starck’s transpartry. The flexible strap, with which ent chair “Ghost” quickly became 20th skis could be attached to a Fiat 500, was the opening chapter in a success century style icons. Luti himself destory featuring plastics in a vast vacides who he would like to work with – preferably over an extended period riety of shapes and chemical makeups. From 1953 onwards, the compaof time. “The products are developed ny also developed baby baths, buckets, collaboratively between entrepreneur dustpans, carpet beaters and therand designer. I want to see those I collaborate with often, talk to them over mos flasks in previously unheard-of, funky colors, as well as lamps in neva ‘caffè’, and want to know what they er-before-seen designs. These prodthink. That is the only way the designs can mature, and that I can be sure ucts heralded the arrival of progress in more or less every Italian housethe project will be a success.” hold. International success, however, he number of projects is anyonly came in the 1960s and with Anna thing but small. This is because Castelli Ferrieri, the founder’s wife. Luti is a man who abhors stagnaAn architect by trade, she designed a tion. “You must never stand still. You new factory for Kartell, and as its art dihave to constantly think about the furector, a new and fresh product range. ture. It is not enough that we have had Her “componibili” system, which can a great amount of fun over the last 26 be used as a cupboard, table, a stool or years and introduced many innovaa shelf, hit the right note with 1960s tions,” he says. That’s why one of his culture, and turned Kartell into one major objectives was expanding the of the design protagonists of the debusiness, the way he had learned in cade. “Kartell’s secret is that the comthe fashion industry. “We were sucpany has always been very visionary,” cessful in Italy, but I recognized that says Claudio Luti. “It has always tried it was important to also have a presence in New York, Tokyo and even in to innovate in terms of materials, and Beijing,” explains Claudio Luti. “These to incorporate these into the design or Successful partnership: the collaboration between days, everyone is talking about globalinto the development of new projects.” CEO Claudio Luti and designer Philippe Starck has laudio Luti has been at the head brought Kartell both prestige and economic success. ization. For me, that has been on the agenda for the last 20 years,” he says. of Kartell for the past 26 years – he is Kartell. He took over the company from his parentsAnd so, Kartell is currently represented in 126 countries. And it is in-law at a time when plastics had a huge image problem. Howprecisely this marketing concept – with a worldwide presence – that ever, having studied business administration and having acquired makes working for the Italian family-owned business such an attracexpert knowledge on products, strategies, marketing and sales tive proposition for creatives. Of this, Luti is certain: “Designers like in his time as managing director at Gianni Versace S.p.A., Luti working with Kartell, because it means worldwide exposure.” has been elevating the status of plastic as a raw material to new Kartell’s extensive collection – furniture, lamps and even ladies’ heights. “Many plastic products are designed to be disposable,” shoes made of plastics – has never been monolithic, but has always says Claudio Luti. “But I object to producing plastics for short-term sparkled with stylistic diversity. It contains both opulent and minimalist pieces of furniture, as well as the classics, which have been use only, or for low quality items. Kartell products can be used for at least ten to twenty years. And even today, we are already able in production continuously since the 1960s, and re-editions like to use recycled plastics in many of them.” Joe Colombo’s “Armchair,” which in 1965 was made of plywood, The executive disproved the reputation of plastic as a cheap mabut is today made of plastic. “Baroque or minimalist, I never worterial right from the start, and not just because of the beauty of his ry about that,” says Claudio Luti smiling. “After all, in my house, products or their high degree of technical innovation. He started colthere are antiques right next to furniture by Kartell. The products laborating with many international top designers: Philippe Starck, have to be strong visually. And beautiful!” UA
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Italian Empresses of the Seas Brilliant blue skies, crystal-clear waters and majestic-looking yachts – all essential ingredients for the most exclusive holidays of a lifetime. The Italian yacht designer Enrico Gobbi turns his clients’ individual visions into a reality and creates award-winning superyachts. The ﬁnished results are an absolute joy to behold. TEXT: Nicole Mielke PHOTOS: Rossinavi
PRINCE SHARK 49
The 49-metre superyacht ‘Prince Shark’ is a triumphant culmination of elegance, dynamism and comfort, with a top speed of 24 knots.
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“The sublime feeling of enjoying the beautiful views from the sundeck is almost impossible to capture in words.” ENRICO GOBBI
PRINCE SHARK 49 Fascinating plays on light: up on the sundeck, carbon-made and retractable Venetian blinds provide welcome shade when needed.
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Light and dark, crisp and soft – the contrasting interiors of ‘Prince Shark 49’ are a perfect juxtaposition of light, space and refinement.
“The name ‘Ketos’ originates from Greek mythology and means large, powerful fish.” CLAUDIO ROSSI
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KETOS 48 The sleek lines of the ‘Ketos 48’ and its long and slender, aerodynamic silhouette make this yacht an impressive spectacle indeed.
“Every single yacht is unique and a dream come true. Making this possible is a great honour for us.” CLAUDIA ROSSI
KETOS 48 Boasting superb views in all kinds of weather, the Jacuzzi and long dining table on the upper deck are simply out of this world. Glass walls can be moved to adapt spaces precisely to guests’ individual wishes. Meanwhile, the side windows of the upper deck lounge can be retracted at the touch of a button, creating a unique open-air feel.
reams are a reflection on our love of life,
an exthroughout. “I don’t like different schemes without a clear overridpression of our personal yearnings and as ining theme,” says Gobbi. “I prefer to design one colour scheme that dividual as each and every one of us. The will be applied to all the cabin areas. In this case, the owner’s desire to personalise was resolved with delicate touches of colour, acItalian yacht designer Enrico Gobbi has cessories and details, as well as the bathroom design.” These are all made it his vocation in life to realise our dreams and give them an unmistakable sigfound on the lower deck too, including in the large full-beam VIP nature style. The yachts envisioned by this suite and the two inviting guest cabins. With three bars – one on the creative force in the industry do not simply upper deck, one on the main deck’s sun deck and one more in the saloon – the 48-metre ‘Ketos’ also caters fully to ensuring unforgetmake dreams come true; they form the inspiration for brand new dreams at the same table hospitality and unadulterated enjoyment on board. time. The native Venezuelan has been designing luxury vessels for he stylish 49-metre motor yacht ‘Prince Shark’ is no less mathe exclusive Italian shipyard Rossinavi since 2008. Floating fantasies jestic. Rossinavi’s latest creation also proudly boasts the hallthat are simply out of this world. The yachting industry is celebrating marks of Enrico Gobbi, who is the force behind the exterior the emergence of a new star, and even honoured him and his works styling and interior design. Conception took place for the first time with a ‘Special Award’ at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show. in collaboration with the naval engineer Giuseppe Arrabito, who was The Italian shipyard Rossinavi, which had only built yachts on comresponsible for the hull design and motorisation of this exceptional mission in the past with various naval architects, first collaborated vessel. With an impressive top speed of 24 knots, the ‘Prince Shark with Gobbi back in 2009. The superyacht produced as a result proved 49’ is perhaps most remarkable for her velocity, power and size. With such a resounding success that it her three large decks and at 49 evolved to become Rossinavi’s firstmetres in length, this superever production range. yacht feels more akin to a megayacht. The spacious interiors are “The project appealed to us straight away, with its original winfurnished with natural materials dows and sleek, sporty lines,” said such as glass, precious woods and Claudia Rossi, Head of Marketmarble, combined to create a highing at Rossinavi. And so the Ketos contrast palette of light and dark, range by Rossinavi was born. “We which results in a ‘chiaroscuro’ wanted the Ketos line to include effect key to the design’s appeal. stylistic markers that would highJust like the ‘Ketos’, plays on light light the advanced, powerful and are absolutely central to Enrico Gobbi’s design concept inside the dynamic lines, without being aggressive,” explains Gobbi. “We also ‘Prince Shark’. Direct and indirect lighting are skilfully juxtaposed wanted to ensure the markers and lines would maintain a sleek prowith the natural influx of sunlight file that would express vitality and flooding through the large window show a strong personality; lines recfrontages. On the upper deck, too, Together with Team4Design, Enrico Gobbi conceived light defines the space. ognisable from the first glance.” the award-winning interior and exterior design of the ‘Ketos 48’ megayacht for the Italian shipyard Rossinavi. The newly developed carbon VenWith the ‘Ketos 48’, Enrico Gobbi and the Venetian design firm etian blinds above the commodiTeam4Design have created a striking and original composition of ous seating area on the upper deck can be retracted at will, allowing openings and windows – in particular, the four vertical strips in the guests to enjoy the glorious sunshine – or the cool shade – to their wide bow area that hosts the owner’s suite. “From the outside these heart’s content. Spanning some 90 sqm in total, the sundeck is laid in vertical strips look like large air vents, but in fact they are insignias to exquisite teak and divided into three areas designed to ensure a perfect her sheer force,” says Gobbi. “To these we added features to enhance day relaxing at sea: with sumptuous sofas, comfortable sun loungers the aerodynamic lines: horizontal windows in the hull that are long and a shady bar. Meanwhile, the swim platform boasts a sophistiand slender, and aligned parallel to the waterline, which illuminate cated construction that can be hydraulically raised or lowered to help the guest cabins on the lower deck. These elongate the hull, don’t bathers in and out of the water, as well as acting as a lift for watersbreak the continuity, and add light to the guest cabins while offering ports equipment. From the initial idea right through to completion – every part of views as well. We made use of light as if it were a material just like the precious woods, marble and onyx.” the yachts from the hull to the tiniest awning is produced by Rosnside the megayacht, the light cascading in from outside is just sinavi at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Viareggio on the Italian as captivating as the classic interior of the ‘Ketos’ with its glistenRiviera. “Everything we do is driven by inspiration, intelligence and ing wood finishes and beige leather lavishness. A spiral staircase a devotion to yachting. With our unwavering passion for exclusive in the lobby is graced with an opulent light encrusted with Swarovski design and the very latest technologies, as well as a commitment to crystals, which diffuse the LED light hidden behind them to create a the highest possible standards for our clients, we make dreams a reality,” said Claudia Rossi. This is ‘bella Italia’ at its very best. And stellar effect. The use of indirect, dimmable lighting in the ceilings as Johnny Depp once said: “Money doesn’t buy you happiness, but it and skirting boards, such as in the owner’s cabin, also helps to crebuys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.” ate the inimitable atmosphere of dignified elegance that pervades NM
KETOS/PRINCE SHARK YARD ROSSINAVI PRICE UPON REQUEST TOTAL LENGTH 48 m/49 m WIDTH 8.8 m/8.8 m NO. OF GUESTS 10/12 E&V ID Y-01KDTB/Y-0128WS CONTACT PORTO MONTENEGRO (MNE), EV YACHTING PORTOMONTENEGRO D.O.O., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS YACHTING GMBH TEL. +43 664 88 67 01 40 E-MAIL ROSSINAVI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM All names and addresses can be found on page 176.
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At Home with Nature
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure a pristine piece of paradise â€“ escape to total privacy on the island of Marthaâ€™s Vineyard in Massachusetts: a natural sanctuary that is a testimony to the sublime beauty of nature.
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M Dune grasses gently bending to a sea breeze, waves lapping at seemingly infinite sandy beaches and the everchanging Atlantic Ocean beyond – no wonder the wild, romantic shores of Martha’s Vineyard are celebrated worldwide. This irresistibly private island getaway is an unmatched invitation to savour divine solitude, listen to the captivating sounds of nature or simply watch the clouds pass by. Pure bliss!
artha’s Vineyard is America’s legendary retreat – the choice for celebrity and presidential vacations and for the exclusive summer homes of some of the world’s best-known families. It is easy to succumb to the New England charm of this unspoilt island with its many opportunities for relaxation and recreation: for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, Martha’s Vineyard is perfect for sailing, swimming, kayaking, biking as well as tennis, golf, fishing and horseback riding. Located in West Tisbury on the island’s southernmost shore only ten minutes from the airport, “Homer’s Pond” is the ultimate in luxury private estates: a 314-acre property surrounded by conservation land with more than 1,200 feet of exclusive ocean shoreline and a 35-acre freshwater pond. Comprising three parcels of 36, 50 and 228 acres, it is available in separate parcels, a combination of parcels or in its entirety. “Homer’s Pond” contains a fourbedroom residence and a one-bedroom beach house plus multiple lots on which additional estates can be built. This is, quite simply, an opportunity like no other for a private oceanfront escape on a magical American island.
USA, MARTHAʼS VINEYARD
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PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 5,600 sqft LAND APPROX. 314 acres (subparcels of 36, 50 and 228 acres) E&V ID E-001532 CONTACT BOSTON (US), EVB REAL ESTATE BACK
BAY LLC, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS N.Y., LLC TEL. +1 617 830 5701 E-MAIL BOSTONBACKBAY@ ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Oasis on the Aegean Sea
The beautiful coastal region of Bodrum in the south-west of Turkey makes for a heavenly backdrop to this villa, which oozes Mediterranean charm and is simply perfect for relaxing holidays away from the everyday in life.
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Luxury that is truly on the bright side of life: this property radiates a sense of ethereal light-heartedness, complete with sensational views. Several beaches await just moments away, as do a tennis and basketball court, two inviting restaurants and a small private marina. Indeed everything is in place here for enjoying life to the absolute full!
nfused with Mediterranean elegance, this dwelling stands on a sprawling plot of land set high above the sea, aﬀording truly spectacular 360º views. The enchanting villa boasts a spacious living area that extends over two floors, plus an adjoining dining room and numerous bedrooms and guestrooms, some of which feature ensuite bathrooms. One of the special highlights of the property is the bright and capacious gallery, which connects the communal and be-
droom quarters in sophisticated style. The fully fitted kitchen opens onto the garden – a relaxing haven in which to while away the hours, presiding over a pool, a roofed barbecue area and terraces thoughtfully placed to make the most of the views. The large roof terrace is equally glorious. Sunsets from here form the perfect end to the day after an invigorating sailing trip or a stroll along the beach. Activities that can always be cherished here thanks to the pleasant climate all year round.
TURKEY, BODRUM PRICE EURO 1.375 MILL INTERIOR APPROX. 425 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,550 sqm E&V ID W-01H3YO CONTACT BODRUM (TR), TPS PROPERTY CONSULTANCY A.S., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +90 252 358 72 72 E-MAIL BODRUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Resting harmoniously amidst the enchanting coastal scenery of the Costa Smeralda, this villa near Porto Cervo impresses with its magnificent architectural design and marvellous views over the Mediterranean.
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It is the cleverly conceived layout of the exquisitely appointed interiors and the Italian architecture that make this villa so special. The raised plot ensures absolute privacy, as well as affording sensational views looking out along the coast and across the Mediterranean. The upmarket resort of Porto Cervo is located very close by, as are the many gorgeous beaches and bays of northern Sardinia.
nclosed by stunning Mediterranean gardens, this villa is a haven of elegance where endless summer days can be enjoyed relaxing in style with friends and family. The sprawling land plot encompasses some 4,000 sqm, with beautiful garden landscaping and charming details forming a practically endless source of fascination. The terraces here span approx. 130 sqm and feature both a barbecue area and a modern audio system. Lush green lawns and beautifully grown olive trees frame the roofed veranda and the large infinity pool, which is laid on all sides with precious granite sourced from Orosei on the island. Inside, some 650 sqm of superbly finished interiors span two levels, including a majestic salon with a fireplace, giving onto an inviting dining room and a gourmet kitchen. With a total of seven bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, guests can enjoy uncompromised privacy. A truly exceptional atmosphere pervades this home, carried by a unique architectural design and a blend of the traditional and the modern. This is enhanced by the expert meticulousness evident in each and every architectural detail. Welcome to ‘la dolce vita’ at its finest!
ITALY, PORTO CERVO PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 650 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,000 sqm E&V ID W-013PGI CONTACT PORTO CERVO (I), FIRST SARDEV S.R.L., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +39 078 99 41 83 E-MAIL PORTOCERVO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Pure Design on Majorca
This property carries the name “Chameleon” for very good reason: it adapts to the mood of its inhabitants – and fascinates all those who encounter it with a symbiosis of design, function and nature that is out of this world.
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L Surroundings befitting for a property of this outstandding calibre: high up above Majorca’s capital Palma, Son Vida is one of the finest and most exclusive residential enclaves on the island. In addition to dream views and high-tech comforts right down to the tiniest details, Villa “Chameleon” boasts countless other highlights including a first-class spa, a private cinema and a helicopter landing pad.
ocated in one of the most exclusive localities of Majorca, a mere glimpse of this architectural masterpiece is enough to trigger sheer gasps of amazement. This is thanks in part to its sensational setting in Son Vida with views overlooking the Bay of Palma. Yet there is so much more on oﬀer here: Villa “Chameleon” boasts futuristic design and fas-cinating plays on light that simply cannot fail to impress. Ingeniously conceived LED technology enables the house to alter its appearance to suit any mood as if by magic. A layer of fine crystal installed over more than half of the façade transforms the surface with ever-new lighting eﬀects. The Mediterranean garden forms the ideal setting for the superb architecture showcased on this plot, which is graced with two generously sized buildings. The main three-storey house hosts living rooms and bedrooms, a kitchen, a library, staﬀ quarters, a home cinema and a wine cellar, complemented by a spa and fitness area and three heated pools, one of which is indoors. The separate guesthouse spans some 200 sqm in total, forming the finishing touch to the remarkable quality of life on oﬀer here.
SPAIN, MAJORCA PRICE EURO 39.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,500 sqm LAND APPROX. 6,000 sqm E&V ID W-00AB30 CONTACT MAJORCA (E), EV PALMA WEST S.L.,
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Stylish Houseboat Flair
A houseboat or a house? Taking the philosophy of living to a whole new level, this floating modular housing project is a spectacular ode to the freedom and beauty of clean, timeless and multifunctional design.
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Designed by the innovative architects of Atelier SAD in Prague, Czech Republic, the “Port X” project is a bold statement in versatile waterfront dwelling, equipped with a variety of cutting-edge technical features. Set to be a true highlight on every river, but equally as functional on a plot of land, the customisable modules can be easily transformed from a splendid threeto a six-module dwelling, for instance, in no time at all. Welcome aboard!
ith its elegant curves and cool minimalist allure, the “Port X” houseboat project exudes a distinctive sense of harmony between natural materials and modern high-tech. The individual C-shaped modules and their pontoon and mobile footbridge can be easily dismantled and transported to new locations, be it on a river or a plot of land. Ranging from 50 to 150 sqm, the barrier-free living space is superbly customisable
to fit the needs of its owners or could be the ideal solution for small creative companies, providing a state-of-the-art workspace with a mobile showroom. The main walls, ceiling and floors are beautifully wainscoted with high-quality larch wood, and skylights provide ventilation and a lightflooded atmosphere throughout. The living areas all enjoy waterfront views, with large French windows opening up onto the outer terrace decks. This is modern flexible living at its best!
CZECH REPUBLIC, PRAGUE PRICE FROM EURO 181,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 50–150 sqm E&V ID W-01WNT7 CONTACT PRAGUE (CZ), ENGEL & VÖLKERS NOVÉ MESTO, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +420 222 24 03 04 E-MAIL NOVEMESTOPRAHA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Glorious Swiss Dwelling
With its beautiful Alpine panorama and spectacular architecture that gives rise to so much space for realising personal visions, the Corona real estate development is a veritable eldorado for lovers of design and nature.
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Set against the breathtaking scenery of the Swiss Alps, not far from the Heidsee lake, this dwelling reinvents the very essence of luxurious living in striking style. The happy marriage of design and functionality is abundantly apparent in all of the apartments – regardless of the particular size one opts for. The architectural concept is also envisaged to create scope for personal tastes and influences.
entrally located on the Voa Principala in Lenzerheide, future residents of the Haus Corona will enjoy the height of comfortable living, surrounded by the incredible panorama of the Swiss Alps. Spanning over 450 sqm, the Corona Suite is the most impressive apartment in this development, epitomising all that is so desirable about the architectural concept: spacious and bright interiors with an innovative use of space created by the unusual
shape of the building and varying angles of the outer walls. All apartments, from approx. 108 to 458 sqm in size, are clustered around an inner courtyard that is concealed from outside view, flooding the interiors with even more natural light. The many refined, tasteful details that make up the interior appointment, finished with an enticing blend of materials, also reflect the top quality standards. The overall result is exclusive design taken to a whole new dimension.
SWITZERLAND, LENZERHEIDE PRICE FROM CHF 1.28 MILL. (SAMPLE APARTMENT: 3.5 ROOMS, INTERIOR APPROX. 108 SQM) INTERIOR APPROX. 108–458 sqm E&V ID W-01SXJV CONTACT CHUR (CH), TOP LIVING IMMOBILIEN AG, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 81 250 55 85 E-MAIL CHUR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Palatial Munich Mansion
Close to the banks of the River Isar in the central location of the Herzogpark, this splendid neo-classical mansion boasts grand dimensions, rooms flooded with glorious light, and an elegant, purist interior design.
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The charming ambience of this magnificent mansion exudes an aura of opulent grandeur and urban elegance. Any enthusiast of contemporary design will be enraptured by the airy spaces and seamless transitions in this home, which bears tasteful finishes throughout. The sheer size of the property and its grounds also means that there is ample space for accommodating large families and hosting guests.
racing a park-like plot enclosed with mature trees, this grand property oﬀers homeliness and sophistication in equally high measure. It was built in 2009 and features an impressive double-height entrance hall, as well as spacious interiors conceived according to the principles of feng shui. A luxurious home life awaits here on a grand scale, with over 1,000 sqm of living space divided over four floors. The main living and reception rooms are set
along the property’s south elevation, opening out onto an enchanting garden with a pool. Whilst some of the five main bedrooms boast terrace access, the mansion also accommodates for guests or domestic staﬀ. Other highlights include a home spa in the style of an orangery, a wine cellar and an approx. 280 sqm underground garage with a separate motorbike garage. The crowning glory is undoubtedly the roof terrace with panoramas overlooking the picturesque surroundings.
GERMANY, MUNICH PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 1,062 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,845 sqm E&V ID W-01GGFJ CONTACT MUNICH (D), ENGEL & VÖLKERS MÜNCHEN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 89 998 99 60 E-MAIL MUENCHEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Celebrating 120 Years
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Stunning Waterfront Guggenheim Estate
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. RAPHAEL BARRAGAN TEL. +1 323 937 51 01 E-MAIL RAPHAEL.BARRAGAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
breathtaking views of the main channel and the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the master suite also features a cosy morning room with a fireplace and two well-appointed, full-sized bathrooms. This elegant bay-front home is situated in the desirable 24-hour guard-gated community of Linda Isle, and boasts a 105-foot water frontage along with a private pier large enough to accommodate an 85-foot vessel.
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his home represents magical Newport Coast living at its best. The stunning estate was built in the 1970s for Robert and Shirlee Guggenheim to accommodate their dynamic social lifestyle. An entertainer’s dream, this property possesses a truly special allure, embodied by its unparalleled waterfront location, lagoon-style pool and luxurious spa. To maximise the beautiful locale, the master suite offers residents
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE US-$ 11.895 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,587 sqft LAND APPROX. 7,500 sqft E&V ID E-00150D CONTACT LOS ANGELES MMC (US) AVENUE REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL
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PHOTOS: SIMON BERLYN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 30.87 kWh/m2a, ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 27.73 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE US-$ 3.395 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,298 sqft LAND APPROX. 25,029 sqft E&V ID E-0014IN CONTACT WESTLAKE VILLAGE (US) ENGEL & VÖLKERS WESTLAKE VILLAGE
n the midst of a busy lifestyle, this delightful property provides an abundant source of tranquillity, a deep sense of calm and peace of mind to come home to. Residing in the heart of glorious natural surroundings, 162 Queens Garden Drive in Lake Sherwood certainly offers beauty and inspiration. This unique and impressive estate is set against the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and Sherwood Valley views,
located behind the gates of Sherwood Country Club. The immaculate condition and upkeep of this five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom residence is quite apparent and it has clearly been nurtured with tender loving care. The exquisite quality, attention to detail and fine craftsmanship are displayed throughout this impeccable estate, which occupies an extensively sized land plot landscaped with English-style gardens.
Magnificent Home with English Gardens
LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. NICOLE VAN PARYS TEL. +1 805 795 18 80 E-MAIL NICOLE.VANPARYS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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USA, FLORIDA PRICE US-$ 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,392 sqft LAND APPROX. 15,681 sqft E&V ID E-0014YL CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC
Light and Bright Remodelled Home
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his stunning property enjoys a superb location within the gates of the luxurious Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club and overlooks the golf course with an extra large land plot. It boasts various entertainment areas that are simply perfect for hosting get-togethers. The bright and airy house is equipped with hurricane impact windows and sliding doors, which open the dining and living room areas out onto
the beautiful pool deck and spa. This area also features a separate patio with a wonderful seating area and summer kitchen. The property has been totally remodelled. Just one of the highlights of this enhancement is the open plan kitchen with a gas range and double wall ovens. This offering comprises five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in total, as well as a billiard room, exercise suite and separate family room.
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USA, FLORIDA PRICE US-$ 14.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 19,640 sqft LAND APPROX. 174,240 sqft E&V ID E-00150G CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC
Amazing Equestrian Estate
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his extraordinary offering is conveniently located in Grand Prix Village South, very close to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds. The newly constructed equestrian facility has a beautiful and spacious owners’ lounge with a large kitchen and covered patio. It also includes grooms’ quarters with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and storage space. The property boasts 32 stalls in total, set
between two barns and four large grass paddocks. Each barn consists of 16 stalls, two wash stalls, a feed room, tack room, and laundry room – all designed with wide aisles and high ceilings. There is also ample storage room for hay, shavings, jumps, etc. The outdoor ring is top of the line with state-of-the-art footing. All in all this is a beautifully conceived, landscaped and maintained estate that is simply second to none.
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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
Gorgeous Home with Guesthouse
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his magnificent custom residence has been completely gutted and remodelled over the last year, resulting in an absolutely stunning dream home. located on an oversized corner lot, the property has a two-car garage with golf cart storage amenities, an expansive outdoor living area, lush, professional landscaping, and delightful views. the main house affords three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, as well as an
office, a rustic European-style gourmet kitchen with a la Cornue gas range, hardwood floors, hurricane impact windows and doors, and so much more. nano doors line the back of the property, opening onto a brand new heated pool and spa with an immaculate new patio and a fabulous outdoor kitchen. the guesthouse comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, laundry room and two-car garage.
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USA, FLORIDA PRICE US-$ 1,999,999 INTERIOR APPROX. 6,565 sqft LAND APPROX. 15,000 sqft E&V ID E-0014WY CONTACT FORT LAUDERDALE (US) LAS OLAS EV, LLC
Elegant Mediterranean Mansion
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC ANJA HESSERT TEL. +1 786 547 39 86 E-MAIL ANJA.HESSERT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
uilt in 2009, this grand, highly detailed home is set in the idyllic environs of Coral Ridge, one of the most coveted residential areas of Fort Lauderdale. Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway, the Coral Ridge Yacht Club and the Coral Ridge Country Club with a beautifully manicured 18-hole golf course, it is just steps away from Fort Lauderdale Beach. The property is concealed from outside view by a lush and tropical
garden and enjoys considerable privacy. Its expansive interiors feature a gallery, marble floors, arches and columns, which cannot fail to impress. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence has many unique features, including two master bedrooms, an impressive double marble staircase to the gallery, custom-finished soaring ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, a spa-like bathroom and an oversized pool with a beach entrance.
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Architectural Masterpiece in an Exclusive Estate
his impressive cluster is set in a pristine, secure estate of only four clusters in an exclusive part of Bryanston. Completed in 2013, this Bauhaus-inspired home has everything a discerning executive could wish for. Its excellent appointment is the result of a blend of sleek design and vertical alignment. Fluent transitions between the interiors and exteriors are owed to the giant windows that slide silently into the walls.
SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG PRICE ZAR 13.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 878 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,939 sqm E&V ID ENV69711 CONTACT BRYANSTON (ZA) AMARAKA INVESTMENTS NO 60 (PTY) LTD LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD TEL. +27 11 706 65 70 E-MAIL BRYANSTON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
A double fireplace forms the centrepiece between the living area, formal lounge, luxury kitchen and cosy bar. The residence has been built from top-quality materials and features superior workmanship. The upstairs wing comprises four en suite bedrooms. A separate two-bedroom cottage could be developed into a freestanding cluster. A solar-heated pool, Jacuzzi and stainless steel gas barbecue are integrated into the patio.
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Luxurious Villa on Kamala’s Millionaires’ Mile
levated high above Kamala Bay on a cape, this magnificent residence boasts an incredible level of luxury and spectacular 270º panoramas stretching right across the Andaman Sea and the bay to Patong. The villa is divided into two separate wings. The upper wing is devoted entirely to guest suites and office space, with exclusive interiors that provide the utmost comfort and privacy. Meanwhile, the lower wing is
THAILAND, PHUKET PRICE US-$ 9.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,566 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,892 sqm E&V ID W-01QPZF CONTACT PHUKET (TH) D.W.K. REALTY CO., LTD. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +66 76 27 17 51 E-MAIL PHUKET@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
designed to meet all of the owner’s everyday wishes and whims, with a superb master suite, as well as sumptuous living and dining areas. The property is complemented by a 15-metre swimming pool, a sala, library and home cinema. The grounds are also graced by extensive outdoor terraces and a series of wooden walkways that lead through the lush rainforest terrain along the coastline surrounding the villa.
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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT 167.82 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 45.59 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Spectacular Country House with Views in Santa Maria
his comfortable and welcoming finca property is situated some 2 kilometres from the desirable village of Santa Maria, and just an approx. 15-minute drive from the capital Palma. The residence has been built in a rustic Majorcan style with a beautiful stone façade and Mediterranean gardens. It offers sensational panoramic views. The main house presides over a large, bright living/dining room with a fireplace, a
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 2.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 sqm LAND APPROX. 15,000 sqm E&V ID W-00AEE2 CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (E) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
fully fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en suite, and a guest WC. The estate also incorporates a separate wing with a bedroom and bathroom for accommodating domestic staff, as well as a guesthouse consisting of a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The delightful grounds of this home feature a number of roofed terraces, as well as a swimming pool, a double carport and a barbecue area.
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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT 156 kWh/m2a, EMISSION 34.75 kg CO 2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1979 – 2006 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Luxury and Exclusivity in a Peaceful Location
his magnificent estate is designed for those who seek luxury, prime finishes and uniqueness. The immaculate property offers peaceful surroundings and convenient accessibility in equal measure. The main house features several lounges, eight en suite bedrooms, 11 fireplaces, central heating, reversible air-conditioning and a fabulous covered terrace overlooking a superbly maintained garden. In addition, the property has
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 12.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,627 sqm LAND APPROX. 65,800 sqm E&V ID W-01HY6J CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (E) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a separate guesthouse in the grounds comprising three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are also tennis and paddle courts, plus another outbuilding with a fitness area. This country estate enjoys an incredible swimming pool of approx. 200 sqm set beside a charming pool house and sun terrace. The approx. 30,000 sqm of perfectly maintained lawn is enclosed by different types of trees.
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PHOTOS: OLIVER NEILSON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 35.14 kWh/m2a, EMISSION 10,29 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Exclusive Mediterranean Living in Santa Ponsa
his exclusive villa with spectacular sea views sits high above Port Adriano and Santa Ponsa. It has been renovated with much loving attention to detail and now meets the most sophisticated standards of living, forming a perfect combination of urban flair in a Mediterranean ambience. The spacious living area with an open plan kitchen and sunny terraces is absolutely made for family gatherings or memorable
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EURO 4.75 MILL. E&V ID W-01QUQK INTERIOR APPROX. 420 sqm LAND APPROX. 920 sqm CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA PONSA (E) ENGEL MALLORCA INVEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 69 90 63 E-MAIL SANTAPONSA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
evenings spent with friends enjoying fine wines and Majorcan specialities. Breathtaking sunsets by the pool and a unique way of life make this villa the perfect place in which to relax and recuperate. With no less than four golf courses, Santa Ponsa itself offers impressive facilities for passionate golfers. Water sports enthusiasts will also be in their element, with yacht marinas and various beaches located very close by.
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PHOTOS: GARY EDWARDS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Luxury Villa 50 Metres from the Beach
et on a large plot near the beach in Bahia de Marbella, an urbanisation with 24-h security, this four-bedroom villa is the height of luxury, with a layout and exclusive appointment that make it truly unique. The grand hall hosts an imposing staircase leading to the first level. It also gives on to a spacious living room with a fireplace and window frontage leading to a veranda with extensive seating and dining areas, a mature
SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EURO 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 598 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,740 sqm E&V ID W-01U3UR CONTACT MARBELLA EAST (E) MAZAL REALTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 83 20 40 E-MAIL MARBELLAEAST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
garden and a pool area with a heated pool. There is also a separate dining area with an adjacent kitchen and breakfast area, an elegant en suite bedroom, office and guest bathroom. The upper floor comprises three large en suite bedrooms, with a master bedroom including a dressing room, seating area and private terrace with beautiful sea views. The lower level has a recreation room, laundry room and double garage.
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Luxurious Apartment in a Modernist Style
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 93 540 22 22 E-MAIL MARESME@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
apartments together form a homeowner association. The grounds also feature a large private pool with a poolhouse. There is a large area for parking outside, as well as a garage, an elevator and storage space. The estate has been renovated, taking the character of the original house into consideration and paying close attention to many details such as the high ceilings, doors, windows, balconies, terraces and columns. ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION 170 kWh/m2a, EMISSION 34 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
his beautiful private residence is located in the town of Alella, only 15 minutes from the centre of Barcelona. The property has over 18,000 sqm of landscaped gardens, as well as magnificent orchard trees and lush vegetation. It consists of four living units, three located within the main house and a fourth unit envisaged for accommodating a housekeeper. Designed in a modernist style, these four exclusive
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EURO 1.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 sqm LAND APPROX. 18,000 sqm E&V ID W-01LC57 CONTACT MARESME (E) MARESME PROPERTIES S.L.
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PHOTOS: JOSE ANTONIO MONTOYA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION 54 kWh/m2a, EMISSION 12 kg CO 2/m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Unique Architecture and Minimalist Style
ocated in a quiet and desirable neighbourhood with sea views, this exclusive home boasts a Nordic style with large windows enjoying natural light all day long. The house has four floors, connected via an elevator, and top-quality finishes and brand fittings throughout. Just some of the noteworthy amenities include a fully fitted kitchen, five bedrooms and six bathrooms, a commodious closet, playground and
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EURO 4.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 724 sqm LAND APPROX. 706 sqm E&V ID W-013RUY CONTACT SANT JUST DESVERN (E) EV SANT JUST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 934 73 54 87 E-MAIL SANTJUST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
library. The spacious living room features a designer fireplace, as well as an indoor pool that merges into an outdoor pool complete with a waterfall and chill-out area. Sophisticated technology abounds here, from the advanced security system to the Sonos audio system, fiber optics, full air-conditioning, sliding doors, safety glass, through to the automated blinds and awnings. Four parking spaces are also available.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: EMISSION 23.83 CO 2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EURO 1.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 625 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,080 sqm E&V ID W-01W53Z CONTACT TARRAGONA CENTRO (E) TULIBET, S.L.
Superb Property in Costa Dorada Golf Club
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 678 55 25 83 E-MAIL TARRAGONACENTRO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his exclusive residence is located in Parc de Llevant, only five kilometres away from the centre of Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage City. The three-storey home is situated next to the sixteenth hole of the Costa Dorada Golf Club. The main floor affords three double bedrooms, all of them en suite and offering direct access to the garden; plus a splendid living room that opens onto the porch and pool. The lounge
gives on to a large eat-in kitchen, which opens onto the summer dining area with a barbecue. The basement level comprises a private gym, an acclimatised wine cellar, a double room and a study room with a bathroom and kitchen for staff. The property also includes a large six-car garage. Meanwhile, the first floor hosts a bright and welcoming space with wonderful views that could be used as an office or games room.
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PHOTOS: FREDERIC ROIG – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT (PRIOR TO 2014) 116.2 kWh/m2a, ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ENERGY CONSUMPTION (PRIOR TO 2014) 30.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Art Deco Villa with Two Sailboat Moorings
his modern waterfront home in Port Argonautes is an architectural masterpiece that is one of a kind in Empuriabrava. The developer has placed great emphasis on the quality of the materials used and paid loving attention to details throughout. The underground garage has three car parking spaces and is linked with the other three floors via a domestic lift. On the ground floor there is a hall, a room with an en suite
SPAIN, COSTA BRAVA PRICE EURO 2.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 535 sqm LAND APPROX. 345 sqm E&V ID W-01ULGL CONTACT EMPURIABRAVA (E) JUPENADE REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 45 64 40 E-MAIL EMPURIABRAVA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bathroom, two en suite bedrooms, and an entertainment area with an indoor pool and summer kitchen. The rest of the property hosts a living/ dining room, designer kitchen and master suite. One of the most superb highlights is the roof terrace with a barbecue, Jacuzzi and panoramic views overlooking the marinas of Empuriabrava and the Pyrenees. This stunning villa also boasts two berths of 11 and 14 metres, respectively.
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Intricately Designed Mansion in Golf Neighbourhood
et amongst poplars and boasting magnificent views of the Cerdanya valley and surrounding mountains, this exclusive three-storey mansion is situated in the former golf neighbourhood. it has been designed with the utmost attention to detail, making it stand out as a unique property. Defined by geometric shapes that give the house a personality of its own, the property also enjoys a prime location with the utmost
Spain, Girona PrIce EUro 5.5 MiLL. INterIor aPProx. 689 sqm LaND aPProx. 6,045 sqm e&V ID W-00D842 coNtact CErDanya (E) iniCiativES nova Era S.L. LiCEnCE partnEr oF EnGEL & vĂśLkErS rESiDEntiaL GMbH teL. +34 972 14 12 06 e-MaIL CErDanya@EnGELvoELkErS.CoM
level of privacy. there are seven bedroom suites, each carefully complementing the others and each with full en suite bathrooms. Just some of the other treasures in this property are the leisure room, private cinema and wine cellar. built on a plot set over two levels, forming a fantastic garden area that is accessed both from the ground and main floor, this is undoubtedly one of the best kept secrets in the Cerdanya valley.
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SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EURO 14 MILL. E&V ID W-01GWNB INTERIOR APPROX. 2,700 sqm LAND APPROX. 10,440 sqm CONTACT MADRID-LA MORALEJA (E) EGONE CONSULTING, S.L.U.
Spectacular Tuscan-Style Villa in La Moraleja
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 91 161 05 21 E-MAIL MADRIDLAMORALEJA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated in the heart of La Moraleja, this magnificent mansion with its tall windows is surrounded by a grove of trees and carefully maintained landscaped grounds with a large pond in its centre. The grandeur of the villa can be appreciated from the moment one enters the entrance hall, where the skylight bathes its double height. Symmetrically designed, the south wing has four distinctly styled living rooms, all
of them with stone fireplaces. The north wing hosts a dining room with a fireplace, adjoining kitchens and laundry areas. The first floor comprises five private en suite bedrooms, as well as an outstanding master bedroom. A remarkable heated pool forms an absolute highlight in the basement, whilst an elevator connects all floors vertically. This is one of the most exceptional properties in and around Madrid.
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Dream Apartment with Lakeside Plot & Marina
ccupying an interior of some 160 sqm, this lakeside apartment offers everything one could possibly desire. Superior, contemporary and luxurious are just some of the words that spring to mind inside this property. Glances are immediately drawn to the large window frontage and the exquisite views across the spectacular waters of Lake Wörth and the beautiful surrounding mountains. Another highlight is most
H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 4274 23 55 51 00 E-MAIL WOERTHERSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
certainly the large terrace, spanning some 54 sqm, which makes the very most of the impressive outlook. The expansive lakefront plot with its own bathing platform offers private lake access and unparalleled opportunities for relaxation. A beach attendant is on hand to ensure a sense of well-being at all times. The new owner also has a mooring berth for a motorboat at their disposal in the marina if they so wish.
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AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE EURO 1.72 MILL. E&V ID W-01WSS3 INTERIOR APPROX. 160 sqm NO. OF ROOMS 3 CONTACT WÖRTHERSEE (A)
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Home & Work Life in a Luxurious Mansion
oncealed from outside view, this mansion property was built in 1997 in a prime and peaceful position in the town of Mödling. It is especially impressive for the grandiose views it has to offer. A solarheated pool of 13 x 4 metres and a private home spa with a sauna make this property with its approx. 1,700 sqm grounds an absolute feel-good paradise. An alarm system with movement sensors ensures a high
AUSTRIA, LOWER AUSTRIA PRICE EURO 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 440 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,700 sqm E&V ID W-01UFWP CONTACT MÖDLING (A) M&P REAL ESTATE SERVICES GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 2236 32 44 99 E-MAIL MOEDLING@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
level of security throughout the property. There is also the option of converting this residence into two semi-detached homes. Mödling is situated south of the edge of Vienna and is regarded as the pearl of the Wienerwald region. The immediate neighbourhood is nestled amidst meadows and forests, and borders onto the edge of a nature reserve. Home and work life could be superbly combined in this property.
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Beautiful Paradise in Romantic Valley
his unique and historic chalet dates back to 1859 and finds itself in splendid condition. Located in the upper valley known as Chalberhöni between the Eggli and Videmanette mountains, it is enclosed by a plethora of hiking trails and features access to ski slopes very close by. Authentic, antique furniture graces the entire interior. The living room, dining room and kitchen each open onto the large wooden terrace, from
SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 15.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 320 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,807 sqm E&V ID W-01W93R 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
which nothing can be heard but the surrounding nature. The first floor affords four bedrooms and en suite bathrooms, whilst the lower level consists of another two bedrooms, one bathroom and passage leading to the garage. Another highlight of this chalet is a separate old barn that has been converted into a marvellous little hideaway. The international resort of Gstaad is just a 15-minute drive away from here.
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Luxury Chalet Steeped in History
his exclusive chalet overlooking the beautiful valley of Lenk in Simmental dates back to the 18th century. It has been renovated throughout and finds itself in immaculate condition. Graced with antique furniture, silver fittings and intricate detailing, the interior spanning some 400 sqm offers ample space for large families or groups of friends. With its five bedrooms and large party room, the chalet is just perfect
SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,200 sqm E&V ID W-01WQG8 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 fun getaways. The lightflooded terraces afford magnificent views taking in the glaciers and surrounding waterfalls. An extra apartment with separate entrance offers two bedrooms and one bathroom. This part would also be ideal for accommodating staff. The property is situated just 10 minutes’ drive from the desirable resort of Lenk, which is very well-known for its famous 5-star hotel ‘Lenkerhof’ with its luxurious spa.
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Mansion Property Amidst Glorious Nature
his impressive property was built in the heart of the Lenzerheide region in 1989. The residence encompasses three floors in total, which are connected with one another via a magnificent marble staircase. A wide hallway adorned with marble forms a striking reception area on the ground floor. This leads to a lightflooded and prestigious living and dining area, which is graced with a cosy and welcoming
SWITZERLAND, GRISONS PRICE CHF 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 465 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,131 sqm E&V ID W-01HH4O CONTACT CHUR (CH) TOP LIVING IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 81 250 55 85 E-MAIL CHUR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
fireplace. The well-maintained kitchen has been designed to blend in superbly with the pleasant overall ambience inside this property. The seven bedrooms in the house are complemented by three bathrooms and two separate guest WCs. After a wonderful day of skiing, the charming private sauna and large balcony with mountain views form the perfect setting for relaxing in sumptuous style and comfort.
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Mediterranean Feeling Meets Pure Luxury
n the heart of eastern Switzerland, close to Lake Constance and just one hours’ drive from Zurich, this property occupies a slightly raised plot enjoying sunshine throughout the entire day. Particular emphasis has been placed during construction of the house on the use of high-quality, sustainable and natural materials. The symbiosis of contemporary design and cosy ambience has been perfectly realised
SWITZERLAND, ST. GALLEN PRICE CHF 3.95 MILL. E&V ID W-01LBBY INTERIOR APPROX. 427 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,917 sqm CONTACT ST. GALLEN (CH) MWG MANAGEMENT FÜR WOHN- UND GEWERBEIMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 71 730 09 20 E-MAIL STGALLEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
here. The technical fittings are in line with the very latest technologies available. Highlights of this residence include the approx. 80 sqm spa oasis, the bedrooms, all of which are en suite, the garage with space for five to eight vehicles, and the very well-tended outdoor grounds, which are graced with various artistic features. These are just some of the attributes that reflect the undeniable exclusivity of this property.
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Impressive Mansion at Prime Address
his superb home is located at an exclusive address blessed with ample privacy. It was modernised throughout three years ago and renovated using the best materials. A large living/dining room with a cheminée fireplace and open plan kitchen help create a cosy ambience. There are also two bedrooms on this level, plus a dressing room, two bathrooms and a separate guest WC. A wide staircase leads
SWITZERLAND, TICINO PRICE CHF 3.795 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 385 sqm LAND APPROX. 865 sqm E&V ID W-01EI8Q CONTACT ASCONA (CH) EV ASCONA TOP REAL ESTATES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 91 785 14 80 E-MAIL ASCONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
up from the living area to the gallery and office space. On the lower level there are three rooms and an en suite bathroom. The mansion is connected to the garage with space for three cars. The forecourt can also accommodate another two vehicles. A large covered terrace sets the scene for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends. This is a feel-good oasis for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
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his beautiful castle property is situated in the northwest corner of Lake Murten. Built in the 14th century, it was renovated at great effort and expense in 2009. Particular emphasis was placed during renovation on the preservation of the existing structures and materials. The interplay of Medieval and modern architectural forms and the attractive interior is incredibly effective. The property has a large
SWITZERLAND, WAADT PRICE CHF 13.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,100 sqm LAND APPROX. 24,924 sqm E&V ID G-01UCZA CONTACT BERN (CH) ALUAG BTS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS COMMERCIAL SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 31 950 22 11 E-MAIL BERN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
number of rooms, including a vast dining hall, a vaulted cellar, and a vast space that could be used as a concert hall or ballroom. Castle Salavaux enjoys a peaceful location, yet is only several minutes away from the A1 motorway. Whether as a prestigious company headquarters or training centre, as a private clinic for plastic surgery or a cultural centre for concerts – tranquil seclusion and discretion are guaranteed here.
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Zurich Gold Coast High Quality of Life Very Close to the Lake
his splendid split-level attic apartment is situated on the right side of lake zurich in küsnacht. it is a unique jewel, enjoying a perfect southwest-facing orientation with unparalleled panoramic views over the lake as far as the Swiss mountains, as well as benefitting from an exclusive address and tasteful fittings. thanks to its split-level concept, the apartment affords ample space in private, designated areas. the
Switzerland, zurich PriCe chF 4.48 Mill. interior aPProx. 257 sqm no. of rooms 9.5 e&V iD w-01St36 ContaCt GoldküSte küSnacht (ch) wohnen zürichSee aG licence partner oF enGel & VölkerS wohnen Schweiz aG teL. +41 43 210 92 30 e-maiL kueSnacht@enGelVoelkerS.coM
large and brightly lit living room with an adjoining terrace, open kitchen and breakfast room forms the heart of the apartment. on the terraces spanning more than 150 sqm, and in the private garden, the new residents are sure to always find a place in the sunshine in which to relax in comfort. this gem of a home, renovated in 2010, has a sought-after location and a high quality standard that cannot fail to impress.
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Magnificent Manor Estate with Stunning Lake View
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his charming and prestigious property consists of a grand mansion with an ancillary villa and a park-like garden with a pool and 10 parking spaces. It is an exceptional residence that is absolutely unique and offers the utmost privacy and breathtaking, unobstructable views over Lake Zurich and as far as the Alps. The mansion consists of five levels with 23 rooms, as well as an elevator, antique parquet, wooden
panelling and impressive art nouveau illustrations. The historic outbuilding is well suited for use as staff quarters. Comprehensively and tastefully restored, the property is located in one of the most renowned neighbourhoods in the whole of Zurich, less than 10 minutes from the world-famous Bahnhofstraße. It could be used as a private residence or a magnificent company domicile.
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SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 35 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,600 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,500 sqm E&V ID W-01TY2W CONTACT ZÜRICH-PARADEPLATZ (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG
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Hole in One – Grand Country Home Next to Golf Course
his well-maintained and commodious property was built to very high standards in terms of the building fabric and has been extensively and tastefully renovated. With a total net interior of approx. 205 sqm, it affords five closed rooms and a spacious living/dining area with a cheminée fireplace. The country-style kitchen is modern in design and fitted with like-new appliances. The low-maintenance garden has been carefully
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL ZUERICHNORD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
landscaped. A conservatory and heated pool are particularly noteworthy, as they offer recuperation throughout the entire year. This country property has wonderful far-reaching views and a superb orientation for optimum sunshine. Its location next to the golf course in Augwil makes it a paradise for any golfer. Lufingen/Augwil is an attractive, family-friendly municipality close to Zurich Airport and the centre of the city.
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SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 2.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 205 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,065 sqm E&V ID W-01OP4F CONTACT ZÜRICH NORD (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG
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Prestigious Architect-Designed Home with Ample Space
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL ZUERICHNORD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and spacious living/dining area lives up to the most sophisticated tastes. The superior interior design and the layout of the 8.5 rooms have been skilfully and stylishly attuned with the construction of this one-of-a-kind property. The result is a blend of outstanding and tasteful design juxtaposed with contemporary and natural elements. The spa area featuring a sauna is also very impressive indeed.
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his exclusive and superbly maintained dwelling was built to an extremely high standard in terms of aesthetic and futuristic architectural design. It is located at the finest residential address in Embrach, a family-friendly municipality close to Zurich Airport yet without being subjected to any aircraft noise. Its interior leaves nothing left to be desired for luxurious home living. The open plan
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 2.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 337 sqm LAND APPROX. 884 sqm E&V ID W-01EKSK CONTACT ZÜRICH NORD (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG
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Detached Residence in Fantastic Position with Views
his attractive family home is located in the low-tax municipality of neerach, just 15 minutes from the airport. its privileged, raised position means that the owner can enjoy wonderful, unobstructable views that stretch as far as the alps, as well as a great deal of peacefulness and ample privacy. Sporting and spa enthusiasts will find sanctuary in the indoor pool, the sauna and relaxation room, whilst garden lovers will
Switzerland, zurich PRice chF 2.2 Mill. inteRioR aPPRox. 212 sqm LanD aPPRox. 1,456 sqm e&V iD w-01Grhl contact zürich nord (ch) iMMobilien zürich nord aG licence partner oF enGel & VölkerS wohnen Schweiz aG teL. +41 43 500 38 38 e-MaiL zuerichnord@enGelVoelkerS.coM
adore the very well tended gardens. built in 1972, the property presents itself in a modern condition, having undergone renovation work on several occasions. there is potential for extending the house even further if required. the property is also ideally suited for combining home and work life under one roof. a large conservatory with a seating corner and cheminée fireplace are also particularly worthy of note.
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Exclusive Country Residence in Uitikon
his delightful and luxurious property is located in a prime position in the municipality of Uitikon-Waldegg. The large plot offers a great deal of privacy and abundant sunshine into the evening hours. The appointment is modern and in immaculate condition. The ground floor rooms include salons, a dining room, eat-in kitchen and conservatory. Meanwhile, the upper level hosts various bedrooms and bathrooms. The
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 8.15 MILL. E&V ID W-01WKL3 INTERIOR APPROX. 460 sqm LAND APPROX. 2,517 sqm CONTACT LIMMATTAL (CH) IMMOBILIEN LIMMATTAL & KNONAUERAMT AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 25 25 E-MAIL LIMMATTAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
lower ground floor accommodates a wine cellar, steam room and relaxation room. This residence is ideally suited for a family with children or for those who appreciate country-style living on a grand scale. The garden is wonderful for spending relaxing hours outdoors or throwing parties with larger groups. Uitikon is situated on the ‘Uetliberg’ in Zurich and is around 20 minutes’ drive from the centre of the city.
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Exclusive Dwelling with 180° Lake Views
his pristine residence with an outdoor pool stands proudly above the untersee lake and offers grandiose 180° panoramic outlooks across the lake stretching as far as germany on the opposite-lying banks. three levels in this home provide for ample space and a very exclusive specification. the open plan middle level forms the heart of this property and also boasts water views. the upper level hosts the
Switzerland, thurgau PricE ChF 2.85 Mill. intErior aPProx. 347 sqm LanD aPProx. 1,050 sqm E&V iD w-00dC0Y contact SChaFFhauSen (Ch) grund genug – iMMobilien ag liCenCe partner oF engel & VölkerS wohnen SChweiz ag tEL. +41 52 630 70 10 E-MaiL SChaFFhauSen@engelVoelkerS.CoM
commodious bedrooms, one of which features an en suite bathroom. there are several outdoor seating areas in the neatly landscaped and mature garden. here in the grounds, there are always sunny places and cool areas of shade to be found. the outdoor pool features an automatic solar and cover system, and caters to residents’ recreational enjoyment. designed to please, this is a feel-good home through and through.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 172.15 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1982 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Charming Villetta within the Castelconturbia Golf Club
ocated within the Residences of the Castelconturbia Golf Club, this delightful home overlooks the fairway leading to the seventh hole. The property was restructured in 2008 using quality materials and finishes. It comprises three floors accommodating three bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the ground floor there is a spacious living area with a fireplace, veranda, dining area and kitchen. The property also
ITALY, PIEDMONT PRICE EURO 730,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 240 sqm LAND APPROX. 120 sqm E&V ID W-01TY57 CONTACT VERBANIA (I) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0323 702 44 E-MAIL VERBANIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
affords features such as a fitness suite, private garden, garage and two outdoor parking spaces. 24-hour surveillance ensures both privacy and tranquillity. The swimming pool, tennis courts, bar and restaurant located within this exclusive complex all add to the charm of this property. An oasis of peace amidst the countryside, just 45 minutes from Milan and 15 minutes from the international airport of Milan Malpensa.
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An Oasis of Elegance and Style
hen entering through the imposing gates of this villa, it is like plunging oneself into a haven of serenity. besides the mansion itself, the perfectly planted park hosts an elegant outbuilding, a football field, and an outdoor pool with pool house. the villa is full of elegance and charm. the ground floor affords a living area with a unique exposure and marvellous bow window, and hosts a dining area, study-library,
Italy, lombardy PricE EUro 7.5 mIll. intEriOr APPrOx. 1,100 sqm LAnd APPrOx. 18,000 sqm E&V id W-01rGmC cOntAct VarEsE (I) EllEtrE srl lICEnCE partnEr of EnGEl & VĂślkErs ItalIa s.r.l. tEL. +39 0332 28 72 45 E-MAiL VarEsE@EnGElVoElkErs.Com
separate dining room and bathroom. there are three en suite bedrooms on the first floor. the second level affords an enchanting master suite, and a spa area with a sauna, fitness suite, relaxation area and Jacuzzi overlooking the grounds. the basement floor accommodates a kitchen, an additional dining room, a room equipped with a home theatre system, a living area for personnel, a cellar and an additional bathroom.
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Beautiful Villa with Mountain Views
uilt in the 1970s, this magnificent property boasts a total living and utility area of approx. 1,000 sqm. The house has a square layout set over two full storeys. The main entrance opens onto a reception area, which presides over a bar area and office space of around 300 sqm in total. This ground level also features a meeting room, two bathrooms and a spa area with an indoor pool, sauna and access to the garden. The
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EURO 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,000 sqm E&V ID W-01U219 CONTACT LAVENO (I) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0332 181 18 18 E-MAIL LAVENO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
upper level comprises four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an additional living room, and a large kitchen that opens onto a terrace overlooking the garden and boasting superb views of Monte Rosa. The property is set within grounds spanning some 3,000 sqm, which feature an additional building for staff, four covered garages and outdoor parking, as well as a perimeter and volumetric alarm system, and garden irrigation.
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Stunning Rooftop Apartment on the Piazza Giovine Italia
his unique apartment is situated on the top floor of an elegant building with a concierge service on the Piazza giovine Italia. the penthouse is about 200 sqm in size. It could also be extended to the unconverted attic level, which spans some 300 sqm with approx. 150 sqm of living space, and dormer windows integrated in keeping with the rest of the building. the apartment currently has a double living room, a
Italy, lombardy PRIce EUro 2.75 mIll. InteRIoR APPRox. 355 sqm no. of RoomS 9 e&V ID W-01S206 contAct mIlano-Porto romana (I) m&m rEal EStatE Srl lIcEncE PartnEr of EngEl & VölkErS ItalIa S.r.l. teL. +39 02 94 43 33 11 e-mAIL mIlanoPortoromana@EngElVoElkErS.com
large kitchen with a balcony, two bedrooms, one of which is en suite, and a second bathroom. the attic level creates ample scope to realise any spacious home concept. Elegant floors laid in ‘seminato veneziano’ and ceilings of 3.65 metres give the apartment an unmistakeably grand flair. this is the perfect home for those with sophisticated tastes looking to reside at one of the city’s finest addresses.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT (PRIOR TO 2014) 241.98 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Charming Tuscan Property in Montefollonico
his enchanting property is situated at the foot of Montefollonico, between Montepulciano and Pienza, in a region famous for its natural and artistic beauty, particularly suited to the cultivation of wine and olives. Designed in the shape of a horseshoe, the house is located at the heart of approx. 27 hectares of unspoiled nature with love and dedication amongst woods, vineyards and olive groves. In addition
ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EURO 3.29 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,300 sqm LAND APPROX. 270,000 sqm E&V ID W-01S9QO CONTACT SIENA (I) FIRST CLASS HOUSE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 11 11 44 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
to its many en suite bedrooms, the main house comprises a spacious separate apartment that acts as guest quarters. On the first floor there are spacious communal areas and a convenient and practical kitchen for collective use. The ground floor hosts a large living room that connects directly to the barrel cellar. The property includes a wood-burning stove and a wood shed, as well as a lovely pool.
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Idyllically Situated Building Plot in Lakefront Position
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 15 55 24 00 E-MAIL MECHELEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the 18-hole Keerbergen Golf Club with its challenging course and stunning clubhouse within easy walking distance. The plot has a length of approx. 32 metres to the roadside and approx. 38.8 metres of lake frontage. It is approximately 80 metres in depth. Keerbergen is a green municipality located in Flemish Brabant, with convenient proximity and connections to Brussels, Antwerp, Mechelen and Leuven.
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his idyllic and residentially situated building plot has beautiful views overlooking the lake in Keerbergen that cannot be obstructed. It forms an oasis of greenery that provides absolute privacy and evokes an atmosphere of utter relaxation and rest. The approx. 5 km distance around the lake makes for a wonderful daily walk or jog straight from the property. Meanwhile, golf lovers will be in their element here, with
BELGIUM, FLANDERS PRICE EURO 1.4 MILL. LAND APPROX. 3,000 sqm E&V ID W-01RMS6 CONTACT MECHELEN-KEERBERGEN (B) EV KEERBERGEN BVBA
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his outstanding home in ‘s Gravenwezel is situated on a south-facing plot spanning some 4,393 sqm with an abundance of beautiful trees. The dimensions of the grounds give this mansion the allure it deserves. The rear of the plot poses the potential to create an additional entrance for a guesthouse, extra garages, or similar extension. The garden is well established and immaculately maintained. The house has a kitchen/
BELGIUM, ANTWERPEN-NOORD PRICE EURO 2.895 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 700 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,393 sqm E&V ID W-00DDVH CONTACT SCHILDE (B) EV ANTWERPEN-NOORD BVBA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 33 09 09 99 E-MAIL SCHILDE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
dining area, a living room, separate dining room, TV room, office, utility room, five en suite bedrooms, two laundry rooms, an attic, basement, wine cellar, and two-car garage. Intricate detailing and thoughtful finishes ensure a high level of exclusivity. Standard amenities include built-in furniture, a central vacuum system, fireplaces, air conditioning, a domotica system, a fully equipped kitchen, and much more besides.
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Luxurious Villa with Amazing Sea Views
his magnificent, three-bedroom villa offers beautifully arranged family accommodation set over two floors and features extensive terraced areas overlooking the impressive swimming pool and gardens. imaginatively designed, the property has a large open plan living room with a separate kitchen and dining area leading onto a covered terrace. upstairs, the generously sized master bedroom is en suite, whilst a
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family bathroom serves the other two bedrooms. A centrally located balcony on the first floor provides unparalleled sea views. This villa occupies a premium position on an exclusive development, which sits atop a hillside overlooking the beautiful harbour town of kalkan on Turkey’s ‘Turquoise Coast’. The site features a range of communal amenities and enjoys vistas of kalkan that are absolutely captivating.
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Glorious Villas with Sea Views
uilt in a typical Istrian style with Mediterranean features and firstclass materials, these beautiful villas are set on land plots ranging in size from approx. 453 to 830 sqm. The two-storey interiors of the villas, meanwhile, span between approx. 120 and 220 sqm. Depending on the exact style of villa, they each comprise two to four bedrooms, several bathrooms and spacious living areas. A generously sized terrace with
CROATIA, ISTRIA PRICE EURO 359,000 – 595,000 E&V ID W-01GHGT INTERIOR APPROX. 120 – 220 sqm LAND APPROX. 453 – 830 sqm CONTACT RAB (HR) GRIMM NEKRETNINE D.O.O. LICENCE PARTNER OF E AND V MASTER C.E.ZRT. TEL. +385 51 77 48 00 E-MAIL RAB@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
views on the upper floor and a large pool and garden terrace complement the cleverly devised ground floor plans. The superb specification of these properties includes an indoor and outdoor fireplace, exclusive bathroom fittings, underfloor heating, etc. The Mediterranean gardens with an automatic irrigation system and a pool – optional – make these villas a veritable oasis of luxury and tranquillity.
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List on Sylt
Rare Opportunity in a Unique Position
n the sought-after ‘Süderheidetal’ between List and Kampen, directly on the so-called ‘Blidselbucht’ bay, lies this one-of-a-kind, thatched jewel of a property. It has been owned by the same family for many years. The views from the master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, plus the living/ dining area and large terrace, stretch across the expansive grasslands and dunes over the sandy beaches to the wadden sea and offshore oyster beds.
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EURO 3.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 108 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,392 sqm E&V ID W-01W17D CONTACT SYLT (D) BLUME & HAGENAH IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4651 985 70 E-MAIL SYLT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
This well-tended semi-detached home is an absolute rarity on the market, with its own private beach access offering a great deal of privacy. This is a haven in which to relax and recuperate. Inside it features spacious living and dining quarters, a separate kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a guest WC. There is additional storage space in the property’s summerhouse, as well as four car parking spaces in front of the property.
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Idyll Close to the Baltic Sea
his delightful home is set in a peaceful and secluded position in the heart of the region known as Holstein Switzerland. A haven of relaxation and well-being, it is only approx. 5,000 metres from the Baltic Sea. Set in park-like grounds of some 13,000 sqm, there is a 250-year-old thatched residence with an upmarket specification featuring a fireplace, a beautiful 200-year-old barn with a threshing floor and a comfortable
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EURO 1.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 275 sqm LAND APPROX. 13,000 sqm E&V ID W-00FBL4 CONTACT EUTIN (D) MR IMMOBILIEN MANAGEMENT LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VĂ–LKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4521 830 47 24 E-MAIL EUTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
three-roomed apartment, and a handsome guesthouse with three cosy rooms, a kitchen, bathroom and sauna. This majestic ensemble is complemented by a small summerhouse, various ponds and stables. Each of the buildings was painstakingly and extensively renovated during the 1990s, and now finds itself in an outstanding condition. The new owner can simply move in and feel just at home in their very own paradise.
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PHOTOS: THORSTEN SCHERZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ENERGY CONSUMPTION 207.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY: 1998
Idyllic Thatched Dwelling on the Baltic Sea
his sensational property lies nestled in the lightly undulating countryside of Angeln, just a one-hour drive from the west of Hamburg. An avenue of linden trees leads through fields and meadows up to the former farmstead, which now forms a splendid symbiosis of contemporary comfort and the unmistakeable charm of an old thatched estate. Three living units are set within two properties that
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EURO 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 572 sqm LAND APPROX. 12.6 ha E&V ID W-01TQ5C CONTACT SCHLESWIG (D) E.U.V. OSTSEE-SCHLEI IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4621 30 57 10 E-MAIL SCHLESWIG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
are elegantly connected to one another and leave absolutely nothing to be desired. The grounds of the estate are landscaped in a park-like style with various themed gardens, a lake and ponds. There are also a number of peaceful seating areas ideal for enjoying the natural surroundings to the full. The sheer beauty and seclusion of this location makes this a very special property indeed.
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PHOTOS: FOTOSTUDIO CHRISTIANE TRABERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ENERGY CONSUMPTION (PRIOR TO 2014) 183.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1905
Luxury Apartments with Sea Views in Kühlungsborn
illa Rheingold, which was built in 1905 and extensively modernised in 2010, is located in the best location on the Baltic Sea coast. The historic building consists of a total of seven residences. An elevator connects each level of the property. These two lightflooded and independent apartments on the top floor could be converted into one unit via a spacious hallway. They have been appointed according to the very high-
GERMANY, MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA PRICE EURO 990,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 132 sqm NO. OF ROOMS 5 E&V ID W-01GFQD CONTACT HEILIGENDAMM-KÜHLUNGSBORN (D) V8 IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 38293 438 00 E-MAIL KUEHLUNGSBORN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
est design standards, built using high-quality materials and finished with a custom-made interior envisaged by Rolf Benz. The amenities are extremely impressive and include underfloor heating, two bathrooms, two fireplaces, a fully fitted kitchen, its own private Finnish sauna, and extra-high ceilings. This offer is rounded off by two balconies with direct views of the Baltic Sea, as well as two underground parking spaces.
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PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1897
Art Nouveau Mansion with Contemporary Living Concept
thmarschen is one of the most exclusive residential districts in the whole of Hamburg. From here, the picturesque banks of the River Elbe, the Waitzstraße with its wide variety of shopping amenities and the airport are all within convenient reach. This turn-of-the-century residence was built in 1897. It has been completely renovated once before in the 1980s. Over recent months the property has once again been
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EURO 2.65 MILL. E&V ID W-00ESVQ INTERIOR APPROX. 310 sqm LAND APPROX. 830 sqm CONTACT HAMBURG-PREMIUM ELBE (D) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 46 86 31 20 E-MAIL HAMBURGPREMIUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
modernised throughout and now presents itself with a contemporary splendour that truly reflects the zeitgeist. Various period elements such as parquet, wooden doors and a fireplace grace this home. On the ground floor there is a new, custom designer kitchen that offers ample space for family life. A south-facing veranda leads out into the beautifully mature garden.
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PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1922
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EURO 6.9 MILL. E&V ID W-00ER5D INTERIOR APPROX. 470 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,019 sqm CONTACT HAMBURG-
Exceptional Home in Harvestehude
PREMIUM ALSTER (D) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 46 86 31 20 E-MAIL HAMBURGPREMIUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his property, distinctive for its wonderful garden and unique location, measures approx. 29 by 104 metres, spanning a total of approx. 3,019 sqm. It faces east to the rear and west looking out from the front garden. The beautiful lot can accommodate at least eight car parking spaces and enjoys a very good level of security with a high wall and electric gates providing access to the road. The mansion itself is in
a very well-kept condition. A square entrance hallway with a fireplace and various stuccowork elements gives the villa a particular charm of its own. The interior layout would be very well suited for family life, whilst the overall concept conveys all the grand homeliness of a country estate. Other notable amenities include an elevator, a heated outdoor swimming pool and an alarm system.
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Refurbished Art Nouveau Home Near the Alster Canal
WELLINGSBÜTTEL (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 532 03 60 E-MAIL WELLINGSBUETTEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
preserved in their original form as far as possible, as well as being restored and enhanced. The domestic fittings have been updated to the latest standards and a two-sided fireplace connecting the living room and kitchen has been incorporated as a later addition. Despite the urban location close to the centre of Hamburg, this splendid townhouse forms an oasis of calm with its beautifully landscaped and mature garden.
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his listed art nouveau mansion with an interior of approx. 316 sqm was built in 1913 on a plot spanning some 680 sqm, located directly opposite a beautiful park. In 2013, the house was completely gutted and modernised at great expense. Inside, it is characterised by grand, generously sized and very well lit rooms that meet the standards of superior modern living in every respect. The period features have been
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EURO 2.9 MILL. E&V ID W-01EWE3 INTERIOR APPROX. 316 sqm LAND APPROX. 680 sqm CONTACT HAMBURG-
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Exclusive Residence on Parkland Plot on Alster Canal
he mansion for sale is located on a peaceful side road in the Alstertal area, one of the finest locations in the north of Hamburg. The park grounds of the property span some 8,001 sqm in total, with a downhill slope running down to the beautiful ‘Alsterlauf’ canal. The architectdesigned residence was built in 1998 to a high-quality construction with a white façade that forms a superb contrast to the blue window frames
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EURO 3.75 MILL. E&V ID W-015X9L INTERIOR APPROX. 404 sqm LAND APPROX. 8,001 sqm CONTACT HAMBURGWELLINGSBÜTTEL (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 532 03 60 E-MAIL WELLINGSBUETTEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and the anthracite-coloured roof tiles. The overall living interior and utility area is approx. 583 sqm in total. The trapeze shape of the land plot formed the starting point for the original planning of this home. This developed into an architectural design with an extremely sophisticated, fan-shaped alignment of rooms. The result is a property that opens up to reveal its full scale and beauty to the rear facing out towards the canal.
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PHOTOS: MARIA LESKA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Art Nouveau Jewel on Park Plot
ot far from the edge of Glauchau, this luxurious and unique residence boasts utter resplendence. It is surrounded by a one-of-a-kind arboretum park of almost four hectares. The ornate perimeter fence, main gates and grand driveway are sure to impress at the very first glance. The mansion was refurbished between 2003 and 2007, in line with regulations in place for listed buildings and with loving attention to
GERMANY, SAXONY PRICE EURO 995,000 E&V ID W-01WNKB INTERIOR APPROX. 683 sqm LAND APPROX. 38,942 sqm 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
detail. Many of the 21 rooms boast intricate stucco decoration and parquet floors. The splendid salon and stately entrance hallway are worthy of particular mention here. They form a grand setting that is well suited for receptions, prestigious occasions, use as a company headquarters or training centre, or simply for home life in regal style. The tower with wonderful views of the park and town is a particularly special highlight.
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PHOTOS: THOMAS RADDATZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ENERGY CONSUMPTION (PRIOR TO 2014) 74 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Exclusive Domicile in the Mitte District
ocated in the historic heart of Berlin, ‘Haus Bellevue’ is one of the very best residential addresses in the city. From this central quarter directly on the River Spree, residents can enjoy views that take in Berlin’s cathedral and the Reichstag parliament building. This outstanding townhouse was designed by the internationally renowned architect Professor Oswald Matthias Ungers. The elegant and commo-
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EURO 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 174 sqm NO. OF ROOMS 5 E&V ID W-01S6ZU CONTACT BERLIN-MITTE (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BERLIN MITTE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 20 37 80 E-MAIL BERLINMITTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
dious entrance lobby to the apartment benefits from a concierge service during the day. Two separate elevators lead up from this lobby area into the maisonette apartment situated on the fourth and fifth floors. The apartment has been fitted to the most discerning home standards with custom furnishings crafted from upmarket materials. This offer also includes two large parking spaces in the underground garage.
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PHOTOS: MARIA LESKA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EURO 2.39 MILL. E&V ID W-01VI1C INTERIOR APPROX. 220 sqm LAND APPROX. 988 sqm CONTACT BERLIN-
Exclusive Country Mansion in Prime Location
GRUNEWALD (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GRUNEWALD-ZEHLENDORF GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 897 30 90 E-MAIL BERLINGRUNEWALD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
he upmarket country house lies in the heart of Grunewald, one of the most desirable and sought-after residential locations in the southwest of Berlin. It was built in 1935 as a classic detached property to a solid construction specification on a south-facing plot spanning some 988 sqm. The central point of this home is the approx. 80 sqm living/dining area featuring access out onto the south-facing terrace and the park-like land-
scaped garden. Large floor-length windows and bright colours give the house a pleasant atmosphere. The upper level affords three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Besides utility and storage rooms on the lower ground floor, this level also features a spa area with a sauna. Although the house presents itself in a very well-maintained condition, the buyer may wish to make alterations to the interior furnishings in particular.
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PHOTOS: ANTON NEIDEL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1908
his grand mansion was erected in 1908 in the upmarket neighbourhood of Stötteritz. The listed building was modernised at great effort and expense and painstakingly restored according to the original designs in 1997 and 2001. Prestigious rooms with grand dimensions allow for home life here filled with sophistication. A private water source in the grounds with a sprinkler system takes care of the watering of
GERMANY, SAXONY PRICE EURO 1.18 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 370 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,530 sqm E&V ID W-016K7C CONTACT LEIPZIG-ZENTRUM (D) LEIPZIG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 341 910 49 80 E-MAIL LEIPZIG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the idyllic garden and the large putting green. During the summer months, the swimming pool and outdoor fireplace set the scene for joyful hours relaxing from everyday life. Special highlights such as an exclusive spa area with a sauna, fitness studio and wine cellar round off this exceptional offering. Its impressive location and tasteful elegance make this one of the most exclusive mansions in the whole of Leipzig.
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Historic Mansion Next to the Lößnitz Vineyards
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 351 210 67 47 E-MAIL DRESDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
race set above it with views overlooking the Elbe Valley. A total of 12 commodious rooms grace the three levels of this property, each of which have been refurbished and restored in line with the original period character of the house. Just some examples of this beautiful restoration work include the parquet floors, double doors, sandstone steps, stucco-adorned ceilings, and the grand entrance with a semi-circular fountain in the atrium.
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uilt by the Ziller brothers in 1885/86, this listed two-storey residence stands resplendently within park grounds just below the Lößnitz vineyards. The mansion is designed in the style of a Tuscan country house, and forms an elegant overall unison with its Mediterranean flair and century-old trees. The prestigious entrance hallway and lightflooded conservatory are particularly splendid, as are the wine cellar and the ter-
GERMANY, SAXONY PRICE EURO 1.297 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 420 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,000 sqm E&V ID W-01SZ4K CONTACT DRESDEN-BLAUES WUNDER (D) LEIPZIG IMMOBILIEN GMBH
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GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EURO 2.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 360 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,600 sqm E&V ID W-02UTZ7 CONTACT
HANNOVER MITTE (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS HANNOVER IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 511 36 80 20 E-MAIL HANNOVERMITTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his substantial property was built circa 1930 with a solid brickwork façade by a Hanover-based industrialist family. It occupies a large plot that resembles parkland. The interior of the house was stripped to its core and tastefully modernised in 2007, taking care to preserve the original character. The period features typical for the era in which it was built blend in harmoniously with more modern elements. The
large and prestigious entrance hall with black and white floor tiles leads through into spacious living and dining quarters. A wooden staircase, freestanding in the centre of the space, leads residents up to the upper levels, all of which are laid in beautifully restored herringbone parquet. With its 11 rooms, the property is ideally suited for accommodating family life, or a combination of work and home life under one roof.
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Mediterranean-Style House with Marina Views
his detached, Mediterranean-style home was built in 2010 and extended in 2012, resulting in a property with an overall interior spanning approx. 177 sqm. The landscape-designed garden presides over a bathing pond with an adjoining sauna house, as well as various seating areas that are ideal for whiling away the hours in the sunshine. The Mediterraneaninfluenced, open plan interior concept and the lightflooded interiors give
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EURO 570,000 E&V ID W-01SFA5 INTERIOR APPROX. 177 sqm LAND APPROX. 843 sqm CONTACT BRAUNSCHWEIG (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BRAUNSCHWEIG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 531 213 69 00 E-MAIL BRAUNSCHWEIG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
this property a special charm all of its own. A large main bathroom with two washbasins, a level-access shower and a freestanding bathtub are also reflective of the quality standard on offer. The layout of the rooms makes this residence absolutely ideal for a small family. A carport with two parking spaces rounds off the domestic amenities available here, complemented by superb views overlooking the marina.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923
Historic Property for Individualists in Seesen
he town of Seesen lies between the gently undulating hills of the Harz lowlands, close to the ‚Harz‘, the largest low mountain range in northern Germany. This historic industrialist’s mansion was built in 1920 on a park-like plot spanning some 5,000 sqm. The prestigious living room with its approx. 3-metre ceilings has been laid with parquet floors and presides over large window frontages, which make the most
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EURO 399,900 INTERIOR APPROX. 300 sqm LAND APPROX. 5,000 sqm E&V ID W-01H2ZU CONTACT WOLFENBÜTTEL (D) EVR WOLFENBÜTTEL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 5331 90 55 70 E-MAIL WOLFENBUETTEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of the outlook over the sprawling park plot. From the balcony on the first floor, the abundance of trees, more than a century old, can be admired along with the sunset and a glass of wine. Its appearance, workmanship and condition make this dwelling ideal for use as a family residence. It could also be extended in future for partial use as a senior citizen’s residence, with the main house serving as a central communal space.
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PHOTOS: GEORG OLIGMÜLLER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Dream Home with Far-Reaching Views
ith a plot spanning some 3,000 sqm, this wonderful family home forms a domestic oasis in the Ruhr region. Almost completely concealed from outside view, the grounds boast many mature trees and border onto a landscape conservation area. Other areas of greenery in the immediate area ensure that there are plenty of recreational amenities and opportunities to relax on offer. At the same time, the property lies
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 695,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 275 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,000 sqm E&V ID W-01IUGC CONTACT BOCHUM (D) EV BOCHUM HATTINGEN IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 234 60 29 06 20 E-MAIL BOCHUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
close to the centre of the city and enjoys a superb infrastructure. The house, which was built in 1959, was extensively refurbished in 2003 and last modernised in 2012. Its spaciousness on two levels, its large windows and bright interiors, and high-quality appointment make this residence very special indeed. A spa with a whirlpool, sauna and a floor-level shower are also featured in this offering, as are two garages.
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PHOTOS: NATALIE CICHARA, JOANA GRÖBLINGHOFF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 42.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011
Outstanding Home Built in a ‘Münsterland’ Style
his elegant and lightflooded property was built on a wonderful plot in 2011 and is particularly impressive for its large dimensions and the charm of its typical ‘Münsterland’ design. The overall appointment is extremely tasteful and high in quality. A particular highlight is the open plan living and dining area of the main apartment with its exclusive country-style kitchen and classic sandstone fireplace. All of the rooms are
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 415 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,520 sqm E&V ID W-01SJ4O CONTACT MÜNSTER (D) DR. BUSE GRUNDBESITZ UND BETEILIGUNGS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 251 60 93 10 E-MAIL MUENSTER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
drenched with sunlight, thanks to the floor-length windows and doors opening onto the south-facing and west-facing terraces. In addition to the spacious main apartment, the property also has a large separate apartment spanning some 101 sqm, offering the future owner a variety of different possible usages. It would be ideal for use as a residence for several generations, or as a property for combining home and work life under one roof.
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PHOTOS: RAINER JAGUSCH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Exclusive Property on a Grand Scale
uilt in 2001, this impressive property is set amidst mature woodland, bordering onto a nature conservation area. The latest technology and a high-quality appointment standard with sophisticated extras are some of the elements that culminate to form a symbiosis of representative charm and elegant design. Refinement and luxury are afforded by the approx. 90 sqm living and dining area with an open plan fireplace and
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 1.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 422 sqm LAND APPROX. 4,170 sqm E&V ID W-01R7N3 CONTACT MÜLHEIM A. D. RUHR (D) EV MÜLHEIM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 208 884 84 00 E-MAIL MUELHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
floor-length windows that open onto a large terrace and the beautiful southwest-facing garden. The property has two bedrooms in total, as well as a luxurious bathroom with a whirlpool and sauna, and a sensational kitchen. Particularly striking characteristics of this home include the superior, light-coloured floor tiling and tasteful carpeting in the private owners’ quarters.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 126.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Elegant Home Next to Municipal Forest
his wonderful property is located at an upmarket and sought-after address alongside Krefeld’s municipal forest. Occupying a very peaceful location in a private cul-de-sac, it blends in seamlessly with the elegant style of the surrounding properties. The centre of Düsseldorf and Düsseldorf Airport can be reached in around 20 minutes. The garden has been beautifully landscaped and guarantees well-being and
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 845,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 210 sqm LAND APPROX. 852 sqm E&V ID W-00YDPO CONTACT KREFELD (D) EV KREFELD IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2151 78 29 60 E-MAIL KREFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
freedom to move around for young and old alike, with sunshine and shade to be found at all times of the day. The ground plan and rooms on offer inside this modern architect-designed home provide ample space for a discerning family of 4 – 5. An open fireplace, wooden floors and large windows convey a welcoming sense of homeliness. Two spacious rooms with natural lighting on the lower ground floor are also available.
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PHOTOS: DANIEL KUBBAT/IMMO FUCHS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 213.42 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: NATURAL GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1954
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 354 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,637 sqm E&V ID W-01QYRL CONTACT KÖLN (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH
Substantial Residence in a Rural Idyll
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small private road leads up to the plot of this farmstead-like estate. The large L-formed property doesn’t give any clue at first glance as to the sheer scale inside. The house comprises welcoming, open plan interiors with large dimensions, making it just perfect for a large family with discerning standards. Combining work and home life under one roof would also be an effective use of the space. The fluid transitions
between the respective areas create a homely atmosphere throughout. Floor-length windows looking out onto the inner courtyard and garden create the impression that there is almost no limit to the interiors. The entire perimeter of the plot is covered in dense vegetation, which conceals the grounds from outside view. The property is rounded off by a heated outdoor pool aligned along the south side of the house.
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Charming Old Property in Marienburg
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uilt in 1936, this brick property with a hipped roof forms a stylistic blend of the traditional and the German movement known as ‘Neues Bauen’: a cubist, right-angled style intended to replace the historiclooking architecture of the 19th century. The property is listed as a building of historic importance, and offers ample space. The rooms are distinguished but never too large in size. The appointment and colour
scheme conveys a timeless ambience. Classic period details and an open fireplace with a sandstone surround underline the harmonious and cosy atmosphere within. The southwest-facing garden is enclosed by mature trees, meaning it is concealed from outside view for the most part. This offer is highly suited for family life. It is in immaculate condition and can be occupied without any notable renovation work needed.
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GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EURO 3.19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 sqm LAND APPROX. 905 sqm E&V ID W-00GDA1 CONTACT KÖLN (D) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH
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PHOTOS: INGE HERRMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000
Superior Semi-Detached Home
his attractive semi-detached property was rebuilt in the year 2000 on the foundations of a house originally erected in 1750. The threestorey, two-family home hosts an apartment with 4.5 rooms on the first floor. The highlight though is the 5.5-roomed maisonette apartment situated on the floor above. The high quality standard of the interior is immediately apparent upon entering the apartment. This is reflected,
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 660,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 309 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,800 sqm E&V ID W-01T49L CONTACT BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN (D) PREMIUM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7142 46 95 00 E-MAIL BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
for example, in the granite and parquet floors laid throughout. The commodious living/dining room gives on to an open plan Poggenpohl kitchen. The wood-burning stove in the living room provides a cosy warmth on chilly winter evenings. The rooms on the upper floor of the apartment include a spa bathroom featuring ample daylight and a whirlpool bathtub that leaves absolutely nothing to be desired.
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PHOTOS: DANIEL SCHOENEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT 61.38 kWh/m2a, TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT (AUXILIARY POWER) 2.39 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Modernity Meets Tradition
n the heart of an idyllic winegrowing community lies this unique former vineyard estate, comprising a contemporary residence, and a modernised and extended farm building. It enjoys an utterly peaceful and sunny location. The property makes a unique home that meets the highest of standards, as well as work spaces for various different purposes. The main residence has six large window frontages, high
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 1.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 324 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,843 sqm E&V ID W-01USB7 CONTACT FREIBURG (D) KIELOW IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 761 89 64 40 E-MAIL FREIBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ceilings, lightflooded interiors, state-of-the-art technical fittings and exclusive materials. The beautiful, large inner courtyard is enclosed by this residence and the farm building, with large wrought-iron gates forming the entrance. The inviting and carefully landscaped plot boasts its own well with a pump and several water supply points. A number of integrated floodlights create an idyllic play of lights in the evening.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT (PRIOR TO 2014) 100 kWh/m2a, TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 100 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1921 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Villa Clemm von Hohenberg
his gracious mansion was built in a Wilhelminian style by Hans Clemm von Hohenberg, shortly after the end of the First World War in 1921. The overall fabric of the grand building forms the ideal basis for restoring this home to its once distinguished glory. The interior layout of the mansion lives up to the high standards of sophisticated modern-day living in every respect. The grounds feature a park-like garden spanning
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 352 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,438 sqm E&V ID W-01J59O CONTACT BADEN-BADEN (D) PAMINA IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7221 97 08 60 E-MAIL BADENBADEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
some 1,438 sqm, with wonderful views to be enjoyed from the upper levels of the plot. Parking is available in the form of two garages and four outdoor spaces. The famous Lichtentaler Allee and the centre of Baden-Baden are situated very close by to this unique residence, which marks a rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful and historic home at an excellent residential address on the ‘Fremersberg’.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ENERGY CONSUMPTION (PRIOR TO 2014) 97.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1984 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Biberach a. d. Riß Beautifully Styled House with Views
his outstanding home with a separate self-contained apartment was built in 1984 using only ecologically sound building materials. It is located at one of the most sought-after residential addresses in Biberach on a substantially sized hillside plot. Various split levels – skilfully linked with a stairwell aligned in the centre of the property with rooms facing in all directions in a star-shaped formation – provide for a unique
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 1.585 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 480 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,400 sqm E&V ID W-0190BR CONTACT BIBERACH (D) GERD ECKER IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7351 539 23 90 E-MAIL BIBERACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
home atmosphere. A living area stretching right from the ground floor to the roof, transparent room partitions, exclusive wooden ceilings, an impressive marble fireplace, floors laid in Portuguese marble, luxurious marble bathrooms, a cosy ‘Kitzbüheler Stüberl’ parlour and an atmospheric conservatory are just some of the special attributes that are sure to inspire and enthuse inside this truly unique residence.
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First-Class Living with Lake and Alpine Outlooks
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the preservation of its original character. It is surrounded by a romantic garden with a glorious array of flourishing flora and fauna. The grounds also feature a fountain with a cistern, and a pond. A private footpath leads down through the vineyards to Lake Constance below, which is a landscape conservation area. Meanwhile, magnificent strolls also await through the beautiful mixed woodland to the north of the house.
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ccupying a sunny and idyllic position on a raised plot in Meersburg on the banks of Lake Constance, this charming and extensively modernised villa affords superb lake and Alpine panoramas. Built in a 1930s style, this absolute rarity stands proud above vineyards below. The residence has been fully refurbished in all respects by specialists, and fitted with the latest technology. Great importance was also placed here on
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EURO 3.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 398 sqm LAND APPROX. 1,612 sqm E&V ID W-01P547 CONTACT
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PHOTOS: CHRISTINE DEMPF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GROUND WATER HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Home for Discerning Tastes in Ismaning
he foyer of this brick property, built in 2008, gives on to a designer kitchen, an apartment and a guest WC. The prestigious living area boasts access to an enormous garden, as well as featuring a fireplace and a two-level conservatory that leaves nothing to be desired. The lower ground floor has separate garden access, as well as various rooms that could be used as hobby rooms or staff quarters. The first level comprises
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EURO 4.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 640 sqm LAND APPROX. 3,251 sqm E&V ID W-00M1RX CONTACT MÜNCHEN NORD/OST (D) DOMICILIUM GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 89 943 84 53 E-MAIL MUENCHENNORDOST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
four bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and a dressing room. The top roof level hosts a master bedroom complete with a lounge area, a dressing room and exclusive bathroom. Downlighting around the edge of the interiors in the living rooms, underfloor heating, ceilings with an integrated cooling system, a security alarm, video surveillance, a groundwater heat pump, and much more, are all a matter of course.
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The ‘Hacklhof’ – A Part of the Local Heritage
he idyllically situated ‘Hacklhof’ is filled with more than 400 years of history, harmoniously combined with modern building specifications and domestic technology. it unites the abundant charm of its origins with standards of the modern age. commodious spaces such as the living area spanning over 100 sqm, a parlour in an Upper Bavarian style with a cosy tiled stove, a kitchen with high-end fitted cabinets and
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appliances, six bedrooms and four bathrooms, some of which are large and spacious, provide ample room in which to enjoy a comfortable home lifestyle. a separate, self-contained apartment with a homely feel is well suited for accommodating guests or staff. The property also features two garages integrated into the ground floor, as well as an underground garage with 12 parking spaces that is accessed via a car lift.
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German Art & Italian Grandezza
Villa Meissen now resides in the Casa Carcassola-Grandi in Milan, a building that dates back to the 16th century and is one of the most historically important, privately owned buildings in the city. Here, in its stylish new premises on the Via Montenapoleone, Europeâ€™s ďŹ rst manufacturer of Chinese porcelain from 1710 showcases its entire collection, including gold and porcelain charms in the shape of pugs and keys, classic china dinnerware, handcrafted sofas, armchairs, tables and lamps, and most recently: the creations of Berlin-based fashion designer Frida Weyer.
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Meissen Reloaded Meissen is ready to take on the world. The Saxony-based porcelain manufactory has branched out into furniture, jewelry and, last season, added haute couture to its portfolio â€“ a new strategy to raise the venerable company into the realm of international luxury brands. Chief executive TEXT: Tanja Pabelick Christian Kurtzke has been setting the course for the past six years.
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In the past, Meissen focused only on white gold: for centuries (as here, c. 1900) porcelain painting was exclusively a male domain.
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In all the innovations being launched, Meissen remains committed to its tradition, art and skill. Historical elements often reappear as details, sometimes with a cheerfully ironic twist. For instance, the pug, a recurring and popular motif throughout Meissenâ€™s history, now features as a stylish pendant.
creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Kurtzke never even considered emuthey are painted onto the base, where few people bother to look: four fine, crossed lating the competition and doing things like shifting production to brushstrokes. This mark is considered the oldest Asia to maximize margins. His aim was to allow Meissen to re-astrademark in the world and it is the iconic signature sert itself. He focused on the brand’s vast and unique potential in the hands of its artists – and in Meissen’s basement. He found the inspiof the Meissen company. Meissen’s unique history tells of benchmarks being set and records being ration to fuel change in the company’s archives: patterns and motifs broken. Founded in Saxony in 1710, the porcefrom the past, color palettes and historical molds. lain manufactory was the first in Europe and is urtzke’s objective is to reposition the company with new prodcurrently its oldest. Until the beginning of the ucts and expand it to become an international lifestyle brand. 18th century, China – the inventor and jealTo achieve this, the company has set up new departments, has ous guardian of the production process – was considered the king of silk scarves produced for its Accessories division, launched a jewelry and watch collection and presented a whole new line of interior decothe porcelain castle, a position it exploited and protected. The costrations ranging from furniture to wall coverings. “The aim is to esly porcelain tableware, vases and figurative decorations were literaltablish Meissen Home as the leading German brand for interior dely worth their weight in gold. Lured by the promise of untold profsign,” he explains. “And in doing so, we are aiming to cover the entire its, the aristocracy poured vast resources into their own workshops in the hope of discovering the secret of interiors segment – from floor to ceiling, the “white gold.” The recipe was eventubathrooms, kitchens and living rooms.” ally found in Dresden by Johann FriedThe brand’s existing vocabulary has been rich Böttger, who August the Strong had rearticulated in new contexts. Plates are brought to court in order to make gold. turned into tiles, the platinum edge has become a surface finish. Meissen is no When this proved impossible, Böttger longer just about tableware and dining, turned his mind to the challenge of makbut now also encompasses accessories ing porcelain, which was equally valuable, and gowns, cupboards and tiles. Tradiin order to please the king, who claimed to be suffering from an illness called tional and contemporary styles are skill“maladie de porcelaine.” fully interwoven, for instance when minThe first ceramic paste Böttger came iature tiles lovingly hand-painted with dragons or flowers shimmer through amup with looked very much like chocolate, but eventually he discovered the ethyst, quartz and rock crystal on a penmissing mystery ingredient for making dant. All of these innovations, as far rewhite, translucent porcelain like the Chimoved from porcelain as they may appear nese: kaolin. The manufactory was foundto be at first glance, are based on at least ed and a kaolin mine opened. This mine one of Meissen’s three main pillars: the porcelain and artisans, the color and patis still going, and with two employees, is tern archives, and the brand symbol. Germany’s smallest. Very soon the porcelain made in Saxony was deemed, by What he did was not necessarily easy fine society at least, far superior to the for the iconoclastic visionary, as tradition Chinese variety in terms of beauty and does not usually greet change with open arms. “It wasn’t as if people were waiting design. Meissen has remained synonyChristian Kurtzke, Chairman and CEO of Meissen mous with the highest quality. Collec- since 2008, prescribed the complete restructuring for me to make an appearance. Nobody of the old-established company’s brand. tors pay millions for rare figurines and says: how wonderful that somebody is the brand’s largest fan base – an irony of changing everything.” In essence, much of what Kurtzke has been implementing isn’t that new. When the alfate – is now in Asia. After coasting for decades, an abrupt change chemist Böttger invented brown porcelain instead of gold, he had two suddenly took place, and a few years into the new millennium, the pieces of jewelry made for August the Strong. And furniture has feavenerable brand – previously known for its close adherence to traditured in the brand’s portfolio before: “At the Chicago World Fair in tion – started attracting attention with some startling innovations. he man behind this change was Christian Kurtzke, a former 1893, we showed furniture in a mix of materials: fabrics, bronze, wood executive at Boston Consulting and a mere 39 years old when and porcelain,” says Christian Kurtzke, setting the record straight. he joined the company as its new CEO in 2008. The radical reHe now sends these items to Hong Kong, where a new showroom juvenation cure was a response to a serious trend, known succincthas just been opened, or to the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, which is ly as the porcelain crisis. The symptoms are single-person houseconsidered the most elegant street in a city renowned for its elegance. holds, coffee-to-go and the decline of Sunday dinner and trousseaus. This is where the Villa Meissen is situated, a showroom where the pioneering CEO has moved into areas that have not hitherto featured The fact of the matter is that very few people now buy 12-piece tea in the company’s history. In the garden of the villa, at Milan Fashion sets. An entire industry is faced with the challenge of reinventing itself, a task that applies equally to Meissen and its rivals. Meissen, Week, Meissen presented couture for the first time ever: seventeen intricately tailored and embellished evening gowns with full skirts, which is owned by the State of Saxony, resisted change longer than appliquéd flowers and dazzling crystals, which resembled the brand’s others. But when the coffers were empty things had to happen fast to halt the annual double-digit losses. Happily, the new chief exechistorical figurines. “From the outset it was my dream to delve deep utive swiftly discovered more than just red figures in the books: he into the archives and make haute couture inspired by the brand’s herihomed in on the brand’s solid reputation and dormant potential and tage. It is exciting to watch people experience Meissen in a completely soon made clear that the Meissen manufactory was not merely an new way,” says Kurtzke. His sure instinct for the brand’s new potenempty hull of a brand but rather a brand fired by its soul, its heritial is reflected elsewhere, too: in the latest ranking for German luxtage, the designs, the exceptional craftsmanship and a dedication to TP ury companies, Meissen has climbed into the top ten. s the finishing touch,
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Hollywood greats like 1 Cate Blanchett, 2 Uma Thurman or 3 Léa Seydoux are wearing them: handmade pieces of jewelry, for example at the BAFTA Awards 2014. With Chopard, the red carpet keeps getting greener and greener. The first two pieces of jewelry in the sustainably produced Green Carpet Collection were presented in Cannes in 2013. Further models followed at this year’s film festival. 4 The Scheufele family 5 Livia Firth, 4
This year at Cannes, Chopard once again presented high-end jewelry made from certified sustainable raw materials.
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founder of the company Eco-Age, with Nicola Giuggioli and Colin Firth (on the right). 6 Marion Cotillard 7 Livia Firth and Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s CoPresident and Creative Director 8 C. Scheufele and actress Léa Seydoux. They all support the core value of “sustainability” championed by Geneva-based jeweler Chopard.
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the most elegant women in the world wear the most glamorous pieces of jewelry. However, before these jewels reach the red carpet in front of the Palais des Festivals, they have already traveled a long way. The origins of the jewelry, particularly the gold and gemstones used to make it, are an important issue. It is for this reason that the Geneva-based jeweler Chopard is taking a new, sustainable approach, which it calls “The Journey.” Chopard’s process starts right at the beginning of the value chain, with traceable sourcing of sustainably produced, fairtrade raw materials. The diamonds in the Green Carpet Collection have been selected according to strict criteria. In partnership with Livia Firth and her company Eco-Age, Chopard has recently joined the Green Carpet Challenge, an initiative that aims to combine an ethical approach with aesthetic appeal. t the Cannes Film Festival
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100 Getaways around the World Margit J. Mayer, Taschen, approx. € 44
A getaway can be a hurried departure, an excursion or a long trip, but whatever the reason for it may be, it won’t be dull. Adventures abound, especially on the one hundred getaways from Argentina to Vietnam which are featured in this two-volume edition. Hotels, bed & breakfasts, locations, prices, culinary and insider tips – it’s all in there. Grab your things and let’s go!
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Sven Ehmann, Gestalten, approx. € 40
What is the definition of a dandy? Someone who wears three-piece suits, who is intellectual and artistic? A whiskey connoisseur? Perhaps, but at the very least, it is a gentleman who possesses an exceptional sense of style. For all those who are unsure, these 288 pages profi le the dandies who bring the elegance of the “Great Gatsby” into our world every day, just by being themselves.
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Admired and feared, Hieronymus Bosch is said to be an enigma of his time. His dark tales of demons and mythical creatures, and “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” were celebrated, and even captivated Philip II of Spain and Margaret of Austria. To coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Netherlandish master’s death, historian Stefan Fischer examines his influence and the unsolved mysteries of his time, and ours. Also included: images of restored paintings.
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