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Dear Readers, ater inspires, stimulates the imagination, activates our emotions and expands our senses. For most people, living close to this element is an auspicious prospect. This is why, all around the world, waterfront residential properties are among the most sought after. Those who do not have the opportunity to own such real estate in their immediate vicinity – because naturally, their supply is limited – often turn their lifelong dream into reality by acquiring a second home on an island, on the shores of a lake or by the ocean. They do not only secure an unrivaled sense of wellbeing, but also the stable property value of a safe investment. Villas with direct access to a lake, apartments with an unobstructed view of a river and houses on the seafront regularly fetch the highest prices. This is also demonstrated by the rankings of the world’s most expensive residential areas. In numerous locations, residential real estate with a direct view of the water can fetch double the prices that “second row” properties without a view of the water are able to command. In the metropolises, formerly derelict harbors and industrial areas create the potential for new residential areas on the waterfront. Ambitious urban development projects such as London’s Docklands, Hamburg’s HafenCity, and New York’s Chelsea neighborhood quickly establish themselves as new top locations. Many of the most expensive real estate in Europe is located on the French Riviera and in Sardinia. In North America, the most expensive real estate can be found in Palm Beach or on Long Island. In these locations, the concept of “living with, and on the water” develops its maximum appeal, because all these developments have unique views onto bodies of water. Maybe this deeply felt passion for water is rooted in our longing for the primordial. After all, life originated in the water and has evolved on land for millions of years. This attraction will, therefore, continue to create a large demand for residential real estate with a link to water. So, we will continue to hear about extraordinary pieces of real estate on the water, which change hands for new record p rices. In
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this edition of GG, you will find a selection of the most stunning waterfront properties worldwide.
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Starting out … It is always exciting when fascinating personalities reminisce about the beginning of their careers. “At the age of 13, I suddenly realized that I really enjoy working with wood,” says Rémi Tessier, who is known today as one of the busiest interior designers specialized in superyachts. Nevertheless, he has not forgotten his very early days as a young carpenter traveling across France in search of work. The island of Soneva Fushi in the Maldives not only marks the start of the love story of Eva and Sonu Shivdasani, but also the foundation of the couple’s business history. The two subsequently started the Six Senses company, with vacation spots focusing on intelligent luxury and a softer kind of tourism. The Seagram Building in Manhattan is a legendary skyscraper. With its height of roughly 157 meters, it has been towering above New York City’s Park Avenue since 1958. Lesser known is the fact that it was a woman who developed the project: Phyllis Lambert was only 27 when she commissioned the design by architects Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. The townhouse by Paul Rudolph, on the other hand, witnessed the comings and goings of many of the iconic figures of the 1970s before becoming Gunter Sachs’s Manhattan residence. Its owner back then, the renowned U.S. designer Halston, made his spectacular home party central for some of the most glamorous figures of the disco era like Andy Warhol, Steve Rubel and Diane von Fürstenberg. Probably the only private residence in New York with its own nickname - “101” in reference to its address. We hope you enjoy the new GG!
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PS: Rémi Tessier’s wife Carole not only contributes to his interior designs, she also recently launched her first collection of embroidered handbags (for more information visit preciously.fr). PPS. The rose gold bracelet from Tiffany & Co’s new “T” collection is currently my absolute favorite piece of jewelry.
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You could call this sofa a “Milestone”. If it didn’t sound so uncomfortable. CONSETA. NEW SINCE 1964
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The style expert
TINA SCHNEIDER Tina Schneider has been an interior design and travel journalist for over ten years. Until recently, she considered bedrooms the inner sanctum of a home. But during a conversation with THG boss Michel Gosse for GG (page 148), she realized that bathroom fittings reveal more about people than their choice of bed linen …
IVÁN MERELO Born in Valencia, Iván Merelo spent his teenage years in the French Pyrenees, and ended up in northern Germany five years ago. Most recently, the 34-year-old has been reinforcing GG’s design team. His hobbies mostly take place outdoors: photography, cycling, hiking and canoeing trips, as well as kite surfing. He often takes vacations in Corsica, but is planning a trip to New Zealand in 2015.
Architecture as art
TODD EBERLE No other photographer is as adept as Todd Eberle at turning modern architecture into art, with the aid of his cropped and abstract images. In this edition of GG, you can enjoy his photos of the famous Seagram Building on Park Avenue in New York (page 42.)
GLENN O’BRIEN He wasn’t just there, he was part of it: in the 1970s, journalist Glenn O’Brien wrote for Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, was friends with Basquiat, went out with Grace Jones and was a regular at the legendary Studio 54. You can find his story about Halston House in NYC starting on page 58.
TREVOR BODDY The Canadian journalist and critic writes for all the big international architecture magazines. For GG, he met with Phyllis Lambert, who commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design the Seagram Building in 1954 (p. 42).
The cruise expert FRANK SISTENICH For more than 15 years, Frank Sistenich has been reporting from aboard the world’s ships, and from its oceans. Recently, he published an illustrated book on expedition cruises. The motto of this Berlin resident is: “When you meet someone who has lost their smile, give them yours.”
PHILIPPE RUMMENS & FRÉDÉRIC VAN BLERK Philippe Rummens and Frédéric Van Blerk manage four Engel & Völkers shops in Antwerp and can look back on more than 20 years of experience in real estate marketing. At the moment, they have an extraordinary building on their books: a superbly preserved city palace, erected on Arthur Goemaerelei street in 1905.
LESLIE HIRSCH & HOWARD MORREL The two brokers are focused on the Manhattan real estate market and have been managing the E&V office on Park Avenue since 2014. They have an iconic building on offer, featured in the “For Sale” section (starting on page 58): Halston House saw fashion designer Halston party there with his Studio 54 pals. More recently, it was one of Gunter Sachs’s homes.
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AT HOME Creative duo: Rémi Tessier and his wife, Carole, in Paris. He designs superyacht interiors, she has her own fashion label.
ART & DESIGN Flippers with heels – a playful invention by Paul Schietekat.
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are tempting travelers with unusual trips to the Arctic or into the rainforest.
ART & DESIGN
24 The wetter the better: Designers &
artists are working in, on and near water.
26 Jeremy Wintrebert takes the art of
glassblowing to the limits of possibility.
28 Roses are red: fashion, furniture and
more in trendy shades of coral for HER.
30 Violets are blue: it’s all about the
stonewashed denim look for HIM.
WOMAN Color me coral: “Nut Lounge Chair” (Moooi) and plate “Cristobal Coral” (Raynaud).
32 Bling, bling: a crystal cloud highlights a transparency trend.
LOOK Brilliant-cut diamond bracelet (Juwelier Hansen).
AT HOME REMI TESSIER
34 From cabinetmaker to interior designer: Rémi Tessier’s was an unusual career. Today, he is a sought-after designer of home and superyacht interiors.
42 Architectural icon: The Seagram
Building in New York is a modernist milestone. Phyllis Lambert had a hand in its construction – by insisting on two particular architects.
48 Intelligent luxury: Soneva Fushi Resort
on Kunfunadhoo, one of the biggest islands in the Maldives, endorses gentle tourism – and oﬀers absolute peace.
PHOTOS: MARK SEELEN (1), TODD EBERLE (1)
AT HOME “Class picture”: Among the distinguished guests celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Four Seasons restaurant in the famous Seagram Building were Henry Kissinger, Richard Meier, Aby Rosen …
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FOR SALE Halston lived here; so did Gunter Sachs: a 1966 townhouse with a glass and steel facade at 101 East 63rd Street in New York City.
FOR SALE A D SEC T I O N
SPOTLIGHT Jeremy Wintrebert’s “Cosmos” (Gallery Fumi) combines mouth-blown glass and granite.
58 A spectacular townhouse by Paul Rudolph on the Upper East Side.
68 A city palace in Antwerp, Belgium,
designed by Ernest Pelgrims in 1911.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
74 Villas, mansions and oﬃce space – the best real estate around.
CLOSE UP OFFICES
148 THG – designer bathroom fi xtures
152 New York honored Annie Leibovitz and her “Pilgrimage” exhibition.
154 Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis
Vuitton building opened in Paris.
156 Gems, curiosities and exciting reads for coﬀee tables and night stands – plus a piece of literary furniture.
162 Santiago Calatrava and the academic eye: a graceful new building for the Florida Polytechnic University.
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AT HOME Soneva Fushi in the Maldives is ideal for relaxing and recharging your batteries – but only barefoot, please!
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with an elegance all their own.
FOR SALE Gallerist Marie- Louise van Overdijk in the grand city palace on Arthur Goemaerelei street.
6 A foreword to the new issue. 8 Happy Places – or where it all began. 158 Where we got it all: names,
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Let’s go on Board …
The word “cruise” still brings to mind the legendary transatlantic crossings of yore. But the current boom in sea voyages has given rise to an abundance of cruises that offer a whole lot more: Hapag Lloyd, for instance, sends the Europa 2 out to sea with a cargo of art by Gerhard Richter and Damien Hirst, and an on-board art expert takes passengers through the ﬂoating gallery. Whether it’s expeditions to the Arctic or Antarctic, or river trips along the Mekong, Nile or Amazon rivers – today’s cruises hold a brand-new fascination for travelers.
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Heading for the horizon: the Hapag-Lloyd “Europa 2” has been cruising the seas since 2013.
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Cruises offer so much more than just relaxation. New niche markets have established themselves away from the more traditional routes. Whether the adventure begins on a maxi yacht, expedition ship, windjammer or river cruiser, TEXT: Frank Sistenich vacations on board have never been more sought after.
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Rainforest expedition: Metropolitan Touring passen gers on the “MS
Fascinationg Alaska: the “Silver Shadow,” one of Silversea’s smaller expedition vessels, and its inﬂatables allow guests to get right up close to icebergs, whales and bald eagles.
Sailin g trip betw een continents: through the Strait of Gibraltar with the “SY Chronos” (Ikarus; booked via E-Ho i).
Anakonda” explore the banks of the Amazon. 48 guests max: trips with the “La Pinta” operated by South America experts Metropolitan Tourin g combine adventure and luxury.
Extra panorama: the cabins of the Aqua Expeditions vessel “Aria” have huge windows so guests do not miss any of the Amazon’s ﬂora and fauna.
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The Chobe river ﬂows through four coun tries: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. With the smaller boats you can get closer to the riverbanks to observe elephants and birds.
India or Africa? In Kerala aboa rd the “Oberoi Vrinda,” or on the Nile on the “Oberoi Zahra,” Oberoi is the epitome of exception al service.
For gourmets: on its traditional cruise ships, Silversea operates the world’s only Relais & Châteaux ® restauran ts on the open ocea n.
many corners of the stream to Manaus, the city which features a magnificent historical theatre where, as fi lm buﬀs or opera fans may know, Klaus Kinski once globe which are not open to other modes of transportation. These are places where Nashot a movie and Christoph Schlingensief directed a Wagner opera. ture has been left to its own devices, where The second leg of the journey runs further west along the river from there are no airports, no freeways, no railway Manaus to Columbia, and on to the final stop at Iquitos in Peru, bestations. Whether on an expedition ship to yond which the river is no longer navigable. The special attraction of Antarctica, sailing to uninhabited islands in such a journey lies in the river’s hidden lakes and side arms, which the Caribbean or Mediterranean, or exploroften lead to indigenous villages. ing the side arms of the Amazon on inflatFor Asia aficionados, trips from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saiable dinghies called Zodiacs – individuality gon) to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, and on to Siem Reap and the and experiencing the natural world are always paramount. Cruises are 12th-century temple grounds of Angkor Wat, oﬀer an unsurpassed as popular among German tourists as they have ever been: there are cultural journey through the history of Indochina. It is also possible few other sectors of the travel industry to break up the journey and spend a which can boast similar growth rates few days in Phnom Penh in order to of about five percent a year. And the dedicate some time to the French cotrend continues. Many people avoid lonial architecture or to studying the maritime cruises out of concern that country’s more recent political past. In Africa there are attractive oﬀers they will not be able to maintain their HAPAG-LLOYD The “Europa” is considered the best cruise ship in on the Chobe, Gambia and Nile rivideal weight, because the catering on the world: www.hl-kreuzfahrten.com ers. The insider tip is a trip to Lake board has a reputation for being particularly good. But over the last few Nasser in the southern, dammed-up SILVERSEA years, several niche markets have depart of the Nile. The lake is situatSilversea has a reputation as an operator of luxury expedition cruises: www.silversea.com veloped away from the large vessel ed between Aswan and Abu Simbel, segment. These do not seem to want which boasts the historical temple E-HOI to conform to any industry clichés, buildings of Ramesses II. Some trips Online booking portal for AIDA, maritime and river cruises: www.e-hoi.de oﬀering a large number of activities, even comprise safaris allowing participants to experience Africa’s stunas well as levels of individuality unriIKARUS TOURS ning wildlife. valed by any other form of travel. Tour operator for expedition cruises: With their specially reinforced very different kind of adwww.ikarus.com venture is promised by a trip hulls, their inflatable Zodiacs, their ME TROPOLITAN TOURING small draft of less than five meters for aboard a sailing ship. Small Specialists for trips to the Galápagos Islands: navigating shallow water and a manbut sophisticated, the ships cruise www.metropolitan-touring.com ageable passenger capacity of about along the wind looking for deserted AQUA EXPEDITIONS beaches in the Aegean Sea, the west150 beds, expedition ships boast exSpecialists for river cruises, for instance on the ceptional configurations. These make ern Mediterranean or the Caribbean. Amazon and Mekong: www.aquaexpeditions.com safe and luxurious travel, all the way Those interested in sailing around to the most northerly and southerly Cuba or discovering the Antilles for OBEROI For tours on the Nile with “The Oberoi Zahra” go to: regions of the earth, possible. Polar themselves, or who would just like to www.oberoihotels.com/nile-cruise-zahra/index.aspx bears, walruses and ivory gulls in the watch the sailors go about their business while standing beside the railArctic, and penguins in the Antarctic ZAMBEZI QUEEN can only really be experienced closeings, will find these trips the most River cruise on the Chobe: www.zambeziqueen.com up from small boats such as these. thrilling of all. And there’s no need to worry that a calm spell might slow Depending on the attractiveness of down the voyage, as all sailing vesthe landscape, the expedition vessel will drop anchor close to the coastline and oﬀer guests a chance to go sels have been equipped with powerful engines so that guests always on individual exploratory excursions in a Zodiac. Idylls like Franz Joreach their destination harbor on time. seph Land or the Svalbard Archipelago in the far north, and the AntAll those for whom the service aspect is particularly important are advised to travel on the somewhat larger boats. Maxi yachts, with their arctic Peninsula in the far south are perfect for expeditions, and currently top the list of popular destinations. Another advantage of the capacity of up to 400 guests, combine many of the most attractive attriexpedition ships is the presence of natural scientists on board, who butes of a cruise. This is because these yachts, too, are often equipped give popular science presentations on the area’s history or geograwith individual Zodiac inflatables, and are known to invite natural sciphy for interested audiences. Having a region’s plant and wildlife exentists along for the journey, even though exploration is not a prioriplained by those who know it well is indeed one of the obvious advanty on these trips. But unlike on the smaller boats, the sophistication tages of such a trip. and range of the cuisine is reminiscent of Michelin-star restaurants. or those who prefer to keep dry land in full view, river cruisThere are even all-inclusive oﬀers to be found. On transatlantic voyages are a suitable alternative. In the last few years, the industry es when the vessels change areas of operation, which limits onshore has literally set oﬀ for new shores. In addition to the traditionactivities for prolonged sections of their voyage, the yachts also oﬀer al core business in Central Europe (on the Rhine, Main and Danube onboard events, such as special appearances by guest stars or cooking rivers), the focus has shifted to new continents: trips on the Amazon courses run by renowned Michelin-star chefs. While a cruise can be a real adventure, it does not have to be. There are so many diﬀerent and the Orinoco in South America, and on the Mekong, the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin in Asia are the highlights being oﬀered. Most types available that it is worth studying the routes and oﬀers closely, of the river cruises on the Amazon are split into two parts. The first so that they tally up with your idea of the cruise you would like to go runs from Belém, in the Amazon estuary on the Atlantic coast, upFS on, long before it is time to cast oﬀ. y boat you can explore
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Up close and personal: uniquely stunning moments from the steppe to Table Mountain.
1 In the Serengeti The glorious natural surroundings and starry firmament form the unforgettable backdrop to a bush dinner near your lodge 2 The Jao Camp is a lodge that blends in perfectly with the great outdoors, whilst offering every comfort 3 Bushland and animal herds in the Serengeti – Experience it all at incredibly close range 4 In the private jet ALBERT BALLIN you will discover the world in supreme comfort 5 Over the Namib Desert – in a hot-air balloon 6 Massai are famous for their dances in which they jump high up into the air 7 Seychelles On Mahé, you can relax on your private beach or indulge yourself in the Balinese-inspired spa 8 Cape Town impresses with its setting next to Table Mountain.
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The Ultimate African Adventure Embark the private jet ALBERT BALLIN and follow the call of the wild, far removed from the usual scheduled routes, to some of Africa’s most spectacular destinations and natural treasures.
s the African saying goes when
God created the world he gave Europeans the clock and Africans the time. Here where lions roam the steppe landscape and elephants graze sedately, life really does in fact have a completely different rhythm. We are taking you on a journey destined to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The private jet ALBERT BALLIN, a Boeing 737-700, named after the former Hapag General Director, we whisk you off to breathtaking places including the Serengeti, the Victoria Falls and Okavango Delta, and to Cape Town. The expedition begins in Zurich. The travel party, with a maximum of 40 passengers, will convene in the Dolder Grand, a sumptuous hotel that even boasts its own art collection and an award-winning spa. The next day, the first flight will leave, destined for Uganda. You will reside in The Lake Victoria Serena Resort, not far from the im-
mense expanses of Lake Victoria. Watch elephants and antilope roam across the savannah, and giraffes grazing, all from your Jeep. Then board a boat and experience the awe-inspiring waterfalls, hippos, crocodiles and a wide variety of different water bird species. Venturing further you reach the mighty Victoria Falls, which David Livingstone called the most beautiful of Africa’s natural wonders he had seen anywhere on the continent. The cloud of spray, soaring up to 300 metres in the air, and its sheer breadth of 1,700 metres – gives this spectacle almost unimaginable dimensions. Whether you take an optional tour or a helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view – there are plenty of opportunites to marvel at the beauty of the Victoria Falls. The next stop is Tanzania, where the world-famous Serengeti National Park stretches out as far as the horizon, and giant herds of animals traverse the ter-
rain. The UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site is home to more than 1.5 million animals, including zebras, gnus, gazelles, elephants, lions and leopards. The journey then leads to Namibia, and the Namib-Naukluft National Park, which you can explore from above on a balloon ride. Taking a detour via Cape Town and the Okavango Delta, the largest inland delta in the world and one of the most primeval paradises in the animal kingdom, your jet will fly you to Mahé, one of a total of 115 islands in the Seychelles. There in the Maia Luxury Resort & Soa, set on one of the finest private beaches and affording all conceivable luxuries, you can relax in style before embarking on your flight back to Zurich. Travel dates: 14.4.–1.5.2016, trip duration: 18 days, trip number: HKF 1603, maximum party of 40. Discover more at: www.hl-kreuzfahrten.de/privatjet/ reisen-2016/
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A Stiff Breeze Ahead Have we managed to net some beautiful things for you! A delicacy from the world of fashion, a bouncing aquatic toy, high-heeled ﬁns and wellness fountains in Paris … LUXURIOUS TREAT Statement pieces are so yesterday. These days you need more than a large piece of jewelry to turn heads: like the low-calorie “Caviar Ring” by Alison Lou. Not only is it decadently beautiful (made of 14-karat yellow gold and two-tone enamel), it also has a secret hidden inside: a small spoonful of black diamonds. Alison Chemla, creative director and designer at Alison Lou, is well known for producing unusual fine jewelry which playfully combines boldness and chic. The “Caviar Ring” is part of her “Decadence Collection” for spring/summer 2015. PS: On request, this stylish ring is also available in silver. Alison Lou, approx. € 5,500. CAPITAL SPA Audrey Hepburn once said: “Paris is always a good idea.” So, take a deep breath, book a flight and enjoy your chance to get away from it all at The Peninsula Paris hotel. Its exquisite, 1,800-s quare meter spa area boasts an indoor pool and a floor-to-ceiling waterfall. Floating on your back in the water is always invigorating!
GOLF ISLAND Water is usually the bane of most golfers: land your ball in a water hazard and you get stung with a penalty. Not so with “Pool Golf,” a great hot-weather game in which you and your equipment are allowed, nay encouraged, to get wet. The set consists of a playing platform, a fastener, a golf mat and 12 balls. Conleys, € 299.
A WHALE OF A TIME Innespace Productions has added an audacious new toy to their “Seabreacher” fleet: a killer whale. The vessel has the same dimensions as a real orca, can dive into and leap up from the ocean, reach speeds of up to 55 km/h, and has room for two passengers.
STYLISH FINS The good news is: This is art, rather than the latest fashion according to Manolo Blahnik! The “High Tide Heels” are the creation of Belgian artist Paul Schietekat, who crafted them in 2006 for an exhibition. Unfortunately – or should that be fortunately – these flippers cannot be worn and are not for sale …
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GREAT JOB! To celebrate the 65th birthday of the “Land Rover Defender” in suitably eccentric fashion, Land Rover commissioned a work by Belgo-Dutch design duo Studio Job. The result? A kind of perpetual motion machine made from wood, fabric and ceramics that is flashy and fun.
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“Carpets bring structure to a room, build bridges and create islands for us to settle our lives on.” ULRIKE BROERMANN
ULRIKE BROERMANN founded her company CAP in 1980. The interior designer from Düsseldorf focuses on design and quality with her carpets (left: “Palatino” collection, above: “Ombra” collection) 1 Subtle lightness The carpets in the “Madras” collection come in subtle pastel shades. The pattern, delicate flowers, is reminiscent of a mural painting 2 Trendy “Ombra” has the trendy used look 3 Decorative Intricate tendrils grace the models in the “Palatino” collection 4 Mix & match The patchwork carpets “Quadra” are available in many colour combinations.
Finery Under Foot Carpets bring warmth, comfort and character to a room. Those by CAP are absolute masterpieces with an exquisite elegance.
ugs are experiencing a renaissance. Wooden and stone floors might be very attractive
aesthetically, but they don’t automatically make a home particularly homely. A carpet on the other hand can be a wonderful way of introducing structure to any room: a carpet is laid on the floor, on this carpet stands a sofa, next to the sofa a side table and on it a lamp. It acts like an island in the room. There are many diﬀerent ways of applying this principle of adapting a carpet to fit an interior. Ulrike Broermann, owner of the Düsseldorf-based company CAP, combines classical elements found in oriental carpets with contemporary and minimalist influences in her designs. The philosophy behind the motif plays a key role for the interior designer, and one thing is also clear: a carpet is slow-growing. Row by row and centimetre for centimetre, meaning the pattern emerges gradually like the printed page from an inkjet printer. CAP carpets are made of 100% natural materials, 80% cotton and 20% pure wool. There is an anti-slip layer on the rear side. The carpets, as robust as they are striking, are produced in nine diﬀerent sizes in Belgium. This “Made in Europe” pledge guarantees short delivery times and quality of the highest standard. Learn more at www.carpets-plaids.com
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Glass with Soul Parisian artist Jeremy Wintrebert’s hand-blown vases and lamps are delicate objects, whose special appeal lies in the perfect symbiosis of art and craftsmanship.
was four years old when
sounds made by the fire and the metal.” Jeremy Wintrebert takes the art of glassblowing to its limits. Apart from creating decorative objects – among others, for London’s Gallery Fumi and the Victoria and Albert Museum – he is currently working on a table whose white marble top will be resting on three handblown, black table legs. But Wintrebert’s next challenge is already just around the corner: “I am going to try to create long UA benches made of glass.”
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I fell onto a pile of broken glass,” remembers Jeremy Wintrebert. “Maybe that is why I am so obsessed with molten glass. It is hot, but at least you cannot cut yourself on it…” Born in Paris and raised in Ivory Coast, Gabon, Cameroon, Seattle and San Francisco, today the 35-year-old once again calls Paris his home. The cosmopolitan artist is constantly traveling across Europe in order to work with the best glass manufacturers. The material and the creative process provide the autodidact with pure inspiration: “I never feel more creative than when I’m shaping the hot glass hanging from the end of the glassblower’s pipe. That’s when I forget everything around me and notice nothing but the
It almost seems as though the glass used to make “Dark Matter” is still in a liquid state. There are only six copies of this vase (height: 46 cm).
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1 DELICATE Dinnerware “Cristobal Coral,” created by designer Alberto Pinto. From Raynaud, plate, approx. € 50.
9 STITCHED UP Cheerful limited edition Riso prints by artist Sigrid Calon. Approx. € 40.
3 IN THE PINK Elie Saab’s forecast for this coming summer? Elegant, long and rosy hued. 4 TUCK IN Transforms your favorite take-out into a gala dinner. “Arts Décoratifs” cutlery is available in eight patterns. Ercuis, price on request.
11 REGAL This fine leather handbag in pastel shades is called “Buckingham.” By Hemsley London, approx. € 920.
5 HOT STONE Relax your eyes with side table “955”: Breccia Pernice stone top, walnut legs. By Rolf Benz, approx. € 890.
6 GOOD STUFF Organic and fair, no nasties, no sugar: Rooibos tea with passionfruit. ChariTea, approx. € 2. 7 BEAUTY AID Small object, gigantic eﬀect: magnifying mirror with matt varnish finish. By Schönbuch, approx. € 240. 8 ENLIGHTENED Walk the walk in these orange “Crystal
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10 HOOKED Who wouldn’t want to catch this delicate porcelain gem? Hand-painted koi carp pendant with silver. Patrik Muﬀ for Nymphenburg, approx. € 320.
12 RADIANT Skin care with pomegranate nectar for a rosy complexion: “Nutritious Rosy Prism.” Estée Lauder, from approx. € 60. 13 SOFT SHELL You won’t ever want to get up again: Padded “Nut Dining Chair” with retro fabric, designed by Marcel Wanders. Through Moooi, Price on request. 14 LIGHT WEAVE The stool (or side table) “Dala” by American designer Stephen Burks is an ode to craftsmanship. Dedon, approx. € 990.
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2 FOR YOU Cushion “Hand” features a design by Alexander Girard and was reissued in 2014. Vitra, approx. € 85.
Pendant Flip Flops Buddha” with a pendant. By Tamara Comolli, approx. € 80.
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1 COWBOY Prove your super-cool credentials in S/S ’15 with this denim outfit by Prada.
9 FADE TO... blue: get the ombre look onto your table with these “Pen Napkins” by Ferm Living. Approx. € 42.
10 RIPPED Tap into the ripped denim trend with this stylish badge. Zazzle Flair, approx. € 3.
3 AQUA LOOK Perhaps the most becoming way of getting the blues. Glasses with blue lenses, Diesel, approx. € 150. 4 MAN BAG Bag “Hendrik” is very versatile and obligingly turns into a backpack. Ucon Acrobatics, approx. € 40.
11 BLUE HOUR Flyback Chronograph with a titan case, white gold bezel and an Hermès leather strap. Parmigiani, approx. € 24,000.
12 BUCKLE UP “The Band Belt” will make any self-respecting pair of jeans go weak at the knees. By Denham, approx. € 95.
5 SUPERHERO Steal some style tips from Captain Future: Kelvin cap, Ucon Acrobatics, approx. € 40.
6 SNEAK OUT Sneakers that will outshine your favorite strides. Diesel, approx. € 130. 7
7 CRUISE … …collection: 21 layers of selvage denim were used to make this skateboard. G-Star Raw, price on request.
14 TRÈS CLICK The Leica D-LUX 6 Edition has got looks and tech specs and it comes with a leather case. G-Star Raw, approx. € 990.
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13 CLASSIC ... and cool: Take a seat in this “Grandfather Union Jack” armchair. Kare, approx. € 1,400.
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2 BUTTON UP These pins turn any pinboard into a customized work of art. By Kikkerland, set of 18, approx. € 9.
lette “Fuel for Life” will keep you running day and night. By Diesel, approx. € 50.
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THE ORIGINAL – THE LUGGAGE WITH THE GROOVES In 1950, RIMOWA issued the first suitcase with the unmistakable grooves. Since then, it has evolved into a cult object in its own right. To this day, the original RIMOWA luggage has lost none of its fascination. It remains the luggage of choice for all those who seek the extraordinary – including model Alessandra Ambrosio. www.rimowa.com
Crystal Clear 600,000 crystals form a cloud at the Swarovski Crystal World museum in Wattens, Austria. Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot’s artwork underscores the current transparency trend.
1 BRILLIANT Solitaire rings made of white gold and diamonds, Juwelier Hansen, from approx. € 5,800 2 BUBBLES Hanging lamp “Bolle” by Giopato & Coombes brings light into the darkness, from approx. € 1,185 3 PURE BEAUTY Cream “Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal” for a flawless, smooth complexion, La Prairie, from approx. € 199 4 CENTERPIECE Bowl “Shine” by Eugeni Quitllet, Kartell, € 106
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5 CHEERS Eye-catching bar “Lady Rock Disco” by Kare, € 1,299 6 AROMATIC Elegant home scent by Diptyque Paris, € 44 7 ROCK SOLID “Stone Stool” by Marcel Wanders for Kartell, from € 156 8 COLLECTOR’S ITEM Chess set by Nendo for Baccarat, limited edition of 50 only, € 23,000 9 ENVELOPING Lamp “White Diamond Cage” by Triangle, approx. € 100 10 SHEER Transparent bench
“Uncle Jack” by Philippe Starck, Kartell, approx. € 1,065 11 CLEARLY DELICIOUS “Organic Premium Gin” made from 24 organic ingredients, by Josef Farthofer, approx. € 42 12 DIGITAL DARLING Smartwatch Swarovski by Sony, approx. € 60 13 HOT SEAT Transparent chair “Frilly” by Patricia Urquiola, Kartell, € 194 14 MULTIFACETED Artwork entitled “Froissé Mirror” by Mathias Kiss, € 30,000.
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RÉMI TESSIER THE SEAGRAM BUILDING SONEVA FUSHI
PHOTO: MARK SEELEN
Girls, girls, girls ...
Surely it helps that Rémi Tessier is surrounded daily by six girls. His wife, Carole, and his ﬁve daughters may be the reason why this famous interior designer is so highly regarded for his sensitivity by high-end clients. Meet Phyllis Lambert, the visionary and driving force behind the Seagram Building, one of the world’s most illustrious skyscrapers, and Eva Shivdasani, who along with her husband, Sonu, opened the exclusive Soneva Fushi Resort on the Maldives.
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The Artisan Designer
Twenty-seven years ago Rémi Tessier was still traveling through France with his fellow journeymen. Today, the Paris-based designer is on speed dial for some of the most interesting personalities and creates the interiors of their homes and yachts. The extraordinary career of a man whose loyalty, craftsmanship, vision and determinationtook him to where he never imagined he would be. Photos: Mark Seelen
Production: Janine Weitenauer
BOOK IN THE MIDDLE: YVES KLEIN © VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2015
Text: Michaela Cordes
Art always goes well with good design for Rémi Tessier. At home, a photo by Sugimoto hangs above a sofa table he designed himself.
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“I am not a person who plans for the future. If you had told me ten years ago that I would have five daughters one day, I would never have believed you …”
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RĂŠmi & his girls: his wife, Carole, Ambre-Camelia (5), Sienna-Rose (7), Diane-Opale (2) and Lou-Victoria (7). Not in the photo: Baby Kiara-May (6 months old).
“How did we meet? Carole applied for a job at the studio. Today, my wife has her own brand and helps me with my projects.” RÉMI TESSIER
A passionate collector: when you step into his home you see immediately why Tessier enjoys working with clients who also collect art.
can be attributed to the fact that Rémi Tessier has five daughters, a quality that is essential for his job as a designer: sensitivity. “The ability to put myself in my clients’ shoes, to understand what they want to wake up to, and into what kind of world they would like me to transport them – that is always the biggest challenge,” explains the French interior designer, whose unwavering instinct and passion for his craft and for contemporary art have won over some of the wealthiest entrepreneurs from Europe, the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Dark wood, often polished to a high gloss; white sofas that appear light enough to float but into which you can imagine nothing better than to sink, all married to gleaming chrome – this is Rémi Tessier’s signature trademark. “Designing someone’s home, but even more so the interior of a yacht, is an enormously private matter, and I get to know my clients extremely well in the process. They all belong to the same ‘club’ and know each other well. Exclusive design is even written into my contract, and doing the same work for one person that I did for someone else would be an unforgiveable mistake!,” explains Tessier, who has just finished several private homes in London and whose primary claim to fame is doing the glamorous interiors of superyachts. is Paris studio, which employs 15 people and is within walking distance of the Champs-Élysées, is currently one of the top addresses for interior design. Tessier develops his spectacular,
RIGHT SIDE: GLOBE BY YVES KLEIN, CHAIR BY PIERRE JEANNERET, BOTH © VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2015
erhaps one of his best assets
highly discreet projects just one story above the Paris gallery belonging to legendary U.S. gallerist Larry Gagosian. His clients include famous internet billionaires as well as America’s Cup winners – although he would never, as a matter of principle, divulge their names. Just one of many unspoken rules that Tessier’s clients admire about him. It is also a prerequisite for a good contact to eventually become a friendship and form the basis from which further projects can develop. “You might be surprised to hear this, but loyalty and reliability are very important and highly appreciated in those circles. In fact, I once turned down a major project because my new client was in a dispute with someone for whom I had already completed several projects and who I truly admire. It’s very important to demonstrate your integrity, and in the end, relationships are more important than the money or the business. Making the decision to turn down the job wasn’t easy, but ultimately, it was the right thing to do. It even gained me the respect of both parties. Three years later, I was contacted again, and since the conflict had been laid to rest, I was able to do the interior of the client’s 80-meter motoryacht without any misgivings.” etermined and very talented, someone who knows exactly what he wants – this is how Tessier is regarded in the yachting world. A strong personality. His unusual career path certainly played a major role in forming his character. “I knew when I was 13 years old that what I wanted to do was work with wood,” says Tessier. Although he was born in Paris, he grew up as the youngest of five children in St. Etienne in eastern central France. One day, when he had just turned 15, he announced to his parents (his father was an enthusiastic painter) that he would be leaving
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For “Grace E,” Tessier has just been awarded a Best Interior Design prize at the Monaco Yacht Show. The 73-meter Picchiotti motor yacht with cabins for twelve guests and a 22-member crew was completed by Perini Navi in 2014. The typical shell chairs and large, comfortable sofas both recognizably bear the famous Tessier signature.
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Creativity lies in the family: happy times at home in Paris, where mom Carole has also started her own fashion label, “Preciously.”
home to join the “Compagnons du Devoir,” an association of tradesmen and artisans. For seven years the young Rémi traveled through France with the organization that dates back to the Middle Ages, learning everything about the cabinetmaking trade. “There came a time when I realized that I didn’t want to do this my whole life and I needed to make a change in order to move forward. I had only a single month’s wages in my pocket and absolutely no contacts. When I knocked on the fancy studio doors they looked at my dirty hands, saw that I hadn’t had the right schooling and had no portfolio, and turned me away.” Having nowhere to go he turned to the street and approached small shop owners for work. “I got my first commission when I promised the owner of a flower shop that I could make it look much larger by simply hanging mirrors everywhere. That’s how I earned my first fee.” hrough friends, Tessier eventually heard about a bigger job in southern France, where they were looking for someone to put together a promotion for a new residential project. “I traveled to Juan-les-Pins and was told that if I could deliver within three weeks the job would be mine!” News of the dedicated young man named Rémi Tessier spread so quickly that he was soon able to set up a studio in Lyon, employ 15 people and within the first five years of the business, take on numerous commercial projects in Lyon, Geneva and Saint-Tropez, as well as his first orders from private customers. “I immediately found that much more interesting because I prefer to talk to private people rather than to marketing strategists. This is probably because I always put so much of myself into my projects and let my instincts
show me the way forward. I have to get a feeling for a project and a person, and the extent to which we understand each other.” And how exactly did he make the significant leap from residential interiors to those of superyachts? “One of my clients, for whom I had previously designed a house in Geneva, wanted to build a yacht in 1999. He was actually playing with the idea of getting a big-name designer involved. But one day he knocked on my door although I had never before worked on a yacht, asked me to build him one and I went for the challenge. It wasn’t easy! Perini Navi had never collaborated with an external designer. I learned an incredible amount on that project and got so involved in the various processes that I basically started managing the entire thing. At first, they weren’t very happy about this at Perini but when the yacht Squall was finally completed, they absolutely loved her. And for myself, I discovered that this type of work drew on all the strengths and skills that I had developed over the years. Offering clients full service from beginning to end is one of our greatest strengths. In fact, it is something our clients are addicted to!” émi Tessier has designed more than 20 boats over the last 14 years, and he is currently working on his biggest project to date. “It’s a 170-meter motor yacht. I’m doing both the interior and the exterior for a client from the Middle East. When he first contacted me, he asked me to send him my portfolio. ‘I’m sorry,’ I told him, ‘I prefer to meet you in person.’” After a 10-minute presentation he asked me if I would stay for dinner. I call myself an artisan designer and I am very fond of that term. I still do very many things myself, and handle each project personally as if it were my own.”MC
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SEAGRAM BUILDING Neither the highest nor the oldest office tower in the city, the Seagram Building in Manhattan enjoys special status as an icon of 20th century architecture. Trevor Boddy met Phyllis Lambert, the powerful woman behind its construction. PHOTOS: Todd Eberle
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PHOTO: FONDS PHYLLIS LAMBERT, CANADIAN CENTRE FOR ARCHITECTURE, MONTRÉAL. EZRA STOLLER © ESTO.
A total work of art: the 157-meter-tall Seagram Building on Park Avenue in New York, set off by a plaza and two reflecting pools.
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Elegant ’50s icon: the Seagram Building opened in 1959, and The Four Seasons restaurant is still the place to meet up in Manhattan.
“I said to my father: ‘You do not want to copy others; you want others to copy you.’” PHYLLIS LAMBERT
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Maker of architects: Phyllis Lambert chose Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson to design the Seagram Building in New York.
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the “starchitect” era is of Mies van der Rohe’s famous German Pavilion at the 1929 Barcelocoming to an end. Buildings produced by the na World’s Fair: “He didn’t understand it, so mother said: ‘Don’t talk studios of such prominent designers as Frank about architecture!’” But talk, and write, she did. The centerpiece of Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind inher book, and of our midday conversation, was the long and passioncreasingly appear predictable, no matter how ate letter she later wrote her father, imploring him to dump the slick esoteric their shapes. What is worse, former corporate designer he had already engaged, and providing reasons staﬀers are producing good imitations of their why he should hire an architect of substance, or the word she prefers, ex-employer’s work, often at significant dis“presence.” Having carried on a dialogue of my own with Phyllis ever count. One national leader even declared “An since I was an architecture student, I know when she needs to make end to weird architecture” recently. In China a key point she rises up, her back ramrod straight. Looking over her – home to buildings in the shapes of bird’s nests, giant teapots and glasses, she said directly to me: “How I convinced my father was by boxer shorts (the multi-legged Rem Koolhaas CCTV tower in Beijing) telling him: ‘You have to contribute to the world, the city.’” – leader Xi Jinping called for an end to such extravagance in a wideambert explained that even in the early 1950s the liquor business “was still smarting from the scandals, the commissions,” ly-reported October, 2014 speech on the state of the arts. My vote for the surest sign that the starchitect era is grinding to that had stained its reputation in the decades after Prohibia halt is the rapturous reception aﬀorded a detailed and scholarly tion. Her clinching argument appealed book about the design of one of the surest icons of 20th century arto both the independent streak and the chitecture, New York’s Seagram Building. The author of Building desire for status that had powered Sam Seagram is 88-year-old Montreal architect PhylBronfman to the top of the business lis Lambert, who recounts the tale of convincworld: “You do not want to copy others; ing her father, liquor baron Sam Bronfman, you want others to copy you.” That last to hire Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip sentence might well serve as motto for Johnson to design their Manhattan tower, Phyllis Lambert’s (nee Bronfman) enthen describes her experiences serving tire career. After serving as client’s as client’s representative through its derepresentative worrying about a tailed design and construction. Mies, huge range of details – from the construction of the building’s along with Frank Lloyd Wright, defines in the public imagination core and frame right through the notion of a heroic “Modern to the selection of art – she Master,” a concept that evolved went on to a career without into the adulation of “star-arprecedent. She served as chitects.” The notion of restoration architect solitary genius is ascribed for the Biltmore Hotel when downtown Los Anonto these men, over-praisgeles was a forlorn wasteing their achievements to the point of worship (a 1994 Toronto land, reshaping it into one of symposium and subsequent book that city’s most desirable properties, decades before the arrivwas entitled The Presence of Mies). It al of hipsters and boutique hotels. took a woman, and a fellow architect, Architectural visionaries: Philip Johnson (left), Against the grain as always, she reto set this straight. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Phyllis Lambert hyllis Lambert does something turned to her native Montreal in the in front of a model of the Seagram Building. early 1970s just as many Anglophones overdue and important in Building Phyllis Lambert: Building Seagram, Yale University Press. Seagram, much needed in a world bafof her class and generation were choosfled by how large buildings are actually built in ing to flee the rise of Francophone nationalcontemporary cities. Instead of hagiography, she ofism. She helped found the conservation agenfers a clear-eyed account of the very many people, and the accumucy “Heritage Montreal,” then took things a step further with her lation of both accident and opportunity, that make possible the soleadership in protecting an entire urban neighborhood – Milton Park called “solitary genius” of the bronze and steel tower. Her thoughts – from crude redevelopment. The 1989 CCA museum building itare a needed antidote to the myth of the architect as autonomous artself is the product of a similarly complex process, where Lambert was ist. After reading her book, it becomes diﬃcult to believe in sculpboth client and co-designer (with Peter Rose, now at Harvard), havtures by starchitects anymore. One thing is certain – the Seagram ing also developed the building’s functional program and personalBuilding would have never come to be had it not been for Phyllis Lamly selected much of its contents. Lambert kept returning to the idea of Mies’ Seagram Building, and bert’s passion for design excellence, which compelled her sixty years the Toronto-Dominion Centre towers that followed it (she and brothago to confront her own father plus powerful corporate and architecers Charles and Edgar Bronfman had much to do with the selection tural interests. of Mies van der Rohe for this much larger urban complex) as being This all came apparent when I met Lambert in her oﬃce at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the gallery and archives/library she exemplars of the notion of “urban oases.” She feels the knowledge founded and co-designed. With sun reflecting up oﬀ the fresh snow and respect for cities and landscapes implicit in Mies’ work is unshrouding her beloved Montreal, we shared a lunch of Indian food der-acknowledged, lost in the over-admiration for his details, his sewith tea. She talked of studying architecture in Illinois, then being vere but powerful palette. She mentions that when Seagram was dethrust into the building project on Park Avenue her father’s company signed there were still vestigial mansions along Park Avenue, with had acquired for their American headquarters. Lambert recalled being wedding-cake-shaped towers from the 1920s through ’50s, with “their frustrated one day at the family home when showing her father images corners munched away, like mice on cheese!”Continued on page 158
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Soneva is the joint vision of Eva (photo) and her husband, Sonu Shivdasani, the CEO of the present Soneva Group.
Treetop idyll. Guests at the “Fresh in the Garden” restaurant enjoy the view over the banana trees and the vegetable and herb garden.
For dinner you need to cross the romantic hanging bridge. And a must for dessert is a quick stop at the delicious ice-cream parlor that’s open 24/7 ...
SLOW LIFE is the motto of the island. It stands for “Sustainable-Local-Organic-Wellness. Learning-Inspiring-Fun-Experiences.”
Start the day with a dip in the refreshing Indian Ocean and celebrate the end of it with a romantic movie under the bright shining stars â€Ś
Welcome to Soneva Fushi, an island that truly makes you feel as if Robinson Crusoe has just left.
The story of Soneva Fushi reads like a fairy tale: A romantic young Indian, Sonu Shivdasani (now CEO of the Soneva Group), falls in love with a beautiful Swedish model, Eva. While spending their first holiday together on their favorite island in the Baa Atoll they dream up a vision of intelligent luxury, naming it after a marriage of their first names (Sonu and Eva). This vision becomes reality in the Soneva Fushi Resort on Kunfunadhoo Island, which now comprises 55 villas. 1.4 kilometers long and 400 meters wide, Kunfunadhoo is one of the largest islands in the Maldives, and walking around it takes roughly one hour. Guests reside in bungalows ranging in size from 48 to 190 square meters, all of which are furnished with natural materials.
the happy freckles es, bread, porridge, cereal, bacon – it is a veritable feast. The moment of the Indian Ocean – the Maldives: 1,196 iswe sit down at the table the first birds join us; they wait patiently unlands, of which 220 are inhabited by locals til we have finished and then peck up the remains faster than the eland 87 have been developed for tourism. My egant waitresses can clear the table. Afterwards we set off on a tour daughters and I are sitting glued to the winof the island in Nimo’s golf-cart; he shows us the beaches, the four dows of the tiny seaplane that picked us up in other restaurants, the Six Senses Spa, the recycling point where, for Male and is now bouncing through the skies example, old bottles are crushed and mixed with concrete to build above the luminous atolls. After the bumpy new work surfaces. My daughters begin to get impatient. They want ride our plane touches down on the waves to go down to the beach for a swim. “No problem,” murmurs Nimo and we land next to a wooden jetty where the and explains that he has already arranged for three loungers and guest boat already waits with cold drinks and delivers us to our dessunshades to be put up at one of the resort’s three broad beaches. tination. Soneva Fushi – the magical island – will be our home for “We never imagined it would be this special here,” my girls declare the next ten days. The welcoming committee greets us on the jetdelightedly, as they lie down to sunbathe and pop their headphones ty of the idyllic resort that is foremost renowned for its intelligent in their ears. There is not a single soul anywhere to be seen; very occasionally we see another guest walking by. As the sun slowly sets we luxury and gentle tourism. “Please remove your shoes,” we are requested gently the moment see Nimo and his colleagues lighting torches that look like our feet touch the softest sand. Of course! “No shoes, miniature pink tents in the no news” is the motto of the sand in preparation for the island. No news for ten days? weekly cocktail party on the For me, a true news junkie, beach. We sip our new favorthat might be a real chalite drink – fresh watermellenge. Next, we are picked on juice –, admire the bubup by our very personal butble-gum pink clouds in the ler Nimo in his golf cart. He sky and plan the rest of the takes us with our luggage evening. fter another lavish bufthrough the thick, rainforest-like vegetation and down fet-style meal and a a few winding paths to our stop at the “chocolate Robinson Crusoe villa. Leanroom” where you can find ing up against the wall outeverything from cookies side are our three bicycles, to fine pralines, we want to which all the guests here use watch a movie at the spectacto get around. Inside we simular open-air “Cinema Paraply can’t contain our excitediso” under the clear night ment: instead of the one cotsky. Tonight they are showtage we had booked – we’ve ing Message in a Bottle with got two! One for me, with a Kevin Costner on the giganSonu Shivdasani and his wife, Eva, cycling on Soneva Fushi. large bedroom overlooking tic screen. We lie down on The British-Indian businessman also owns the Soneva Kiri Resort in Thailand. He sold his chain, Six Senses, in 2012. the garden, a spacious patio, the cozy loungers with bags my own pool, and an outdoor of popcorn, sipping healthy bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. The other fruit drinks. The next day, we have a very special treat lined up – the one is a true but very luxurious tree house, where my girls are sup“Robinson Crusoe Castaway Picnic.” After selecting what we would like to eat from among the enormous choice available, we are picked posed to stay. We stroll through the soft sand down to our private beach, watching the sunset. Suddenly, a large bird flies over our up in a speedboat and raced off to a tiny, remote island to spend an heads and lands in one of the trees that surrounds our little patch entire day on our own! Our personal castaway island comes complete of paradise. “That’s a fruit bat,” says Nimo casually. What?! That with three loungers, two sunshades, a dining table under a canopy thing that just flew by with the wingspan of an eagle was a bat? and the luxury of a 5-star bathroom in a wooden hut. We snorkel, “Don’t worry. They only eat mangoes,” says Nimo with a smile and swim, romp in the water and take tons of photos. The picnic turns out to be divine. “What happens if they forget us here, Mommy?” promises to pick us up in half an hour for dinner in the “Fresh in asks my 12-year-old daughter. A cell phone that connects us with the the Garden” restaurant. omewhat tired from the long journey we walk carefully one afresort should protect us from anything unforeseen. We spend the afternoon reading, dozing and enjoying the solitude until the boat ter the other across the wooden hanging bridge that leads to comes to pick us up again at 5 pm. the restaurant high above the resort. Our first meal at Soneva The following eight days seem to fly by. We go waterskiing, try out Fushi is a brief affair: jetlag and the five-hour time difference catch up with us faster than we had expected, and the moment Nimo drops all the other restaurants, enjoy heavenly massages, go diving to see us off back at out cottage we fall into our soft beds and slumber blissthe most colorful fish and enjoy all the other delights that Soneva fully until morning. The next day, Nimo pops by to wake us up and Fushi has on offer. Early in the morning on the day of our departure escort us down to the main area and the beach where breakfast is we very reluctantly put our shoes back on – for the first time in ten served. Like everywhere else in the resort, solid wooden tables and days. We are tanned and incredibly relaxed! Grateful, we watch our chairs à la Flintstones are dotted around in the sand. We happily help island getting smaller and then tiny as our plane takes off. A holiourselves to the buffet-style breakfast, which is absolutely delicious: MC day we will remember forever! There is a choice of eggs in all styles, exotic fruit, freshly pressed juicrom above, they look like
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They do still exist, those houses with an extraordinary aura. The names of former owners and guests who passed in and out conjure up scenes in the mind’s eye ﬁlled with glamour, exuberance and spectacle. The so-called Halston House or “101” in New York City is a world of its own: Paul Rudolph designed the townhouse in steel and glass, Halston threw legendary parties here with his entourage from Studio 54, before it ﬁnally became home to Gunter Sachs.
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Elegant minimalism: light wood and dark steel prevail throughout the living room. In the gas fireplace, a sculpture mimics the flames.
The House Known as 101 As glamorous as those who called it home, a timeless icon designed by one of the most famous architects in America. Glenn Oâ€™Brien on the only townhouse in Manhattan to have a nickname, owned by the US designer Halston whose parties transformed it into a legend. Only for Gunter Sachs to then take up residence. PHOTOS: Mark Seelen
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Black and white chic: the steps of the steel staircase are laid with sisal. The walls are hung with photographic works by Gunter Sachs.
As Gunther Sachs remarked, the whole concept behind 101 was – and remains – enormously avant-garde.
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Paul Rudolph loved the fact that simple materials are used, yet the feeling is of great luxuriousness because of the space.
Compelling perspectives: the bedroom on the third floor (above), the view into the living room and the second-floor bathroom (below).
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Artist & patron: Gunter Sachs held a Warhol show at his Hamburg gallery in 1972 â€“ sounding the starting shot for his collection.
Mementos of good times past: a wall in the third-floor bar is filled with private photographs of Gunter Sachs with his family and friends.
Halston professed that at first you want to change everything when you move into a house like this. But the house is such a work of art you end up giving into it.
Bold and sleek in equal measure: on the second floor this masterful walkway forms a visionary entrance on to the bedroom.
Rolf Sachs remembers what a special architectural jewel 101 was in the eyes on his father.
Art collector: Gunter Sachs portrayed in one of Andy Warholâ€™s screenprints. The work hangs in the bar on the third floor of 101.
n the 19th Century New York City was filled with private
architect, confirmed bachelors and the risky design seemed to imply houses, and we knew about life in them from rea“adults only, please.” In recent years glass has been added to make ding Edith Wharton, but as the 20th Century was the approach to the back bedroom far less daunting. A mezzadrawing to a close, such homes were few and far nine overlooking the living room led down a corridor of closets to Halston’s own double-height second floor suite, a minimalist space between as most brownstones and even the grand dominated by a king-sized bed, ultrasuede draped, in front of a large mansions of the Upper East Side had been divided up into apartments. In the early Seventies I got a first mirror – the only other décor being stacked books and flowglimpse of how the elite once lived when a friend ers. In 1990, shortly before his death, Halston sold “101” – named after the house number – to industrialists Gunter Sachs and Gianni of mine, a Ph.D. student at Rockefeller University, Agnelli. Sachs eventually bought out Agnelli’s interest and often used happened to be given lodging by Bobo Rockefelthe house as a photo studio. He left the house essentially the same, ler who lived in a palatial 10,000 square foot home at 13 East 67th although he removed the dark carpeting and stripped the floors down Street, with 19-foot ceilings, a swimming pool and squash court. That townhouse now belongs to the artist Jeff Koons. At the time, to polished oak. And where Halston had the master bed backed by a such a place seemed like an anachrohuge mirror, Sachs replaced the mirror with nism, right out of “ The House of Mirth”. a Warhol portrait of Brigitte Bardot, the ultiAntique private residences in Manhatmate sixties sexpot who was his second wife. tan were an extraordinary luxury. New I have been lucky enough to visit two other private houses were practically unheard Paul Rudolph houses in New York: the Paul of, but they did exist. In 1974 America’s Rudolph and Ernst Wagner Townhouse 246 most prominent fashion designer, Halston, East 58th Street, which Rudolph designed bought an extraordinary 1966 townhouse and built from 1989 to 1994 and which now houses the Paul Rudolph Foundation; and designed by Paul Rudolph for real estate attorney Alexander Hirsch and his partner the Paul Rudolph Townhouse at 23 BeekLewis Turner. Its design was so unusual for man Place, which consists of four apartments including Rudolph’s own penthouse. Manhattan; it almost looked as if it had lanWhile neither of these properties offers the ded on the Upper East Side, not built there. As a member of Andy Warhol’s consiscale of the house Halston called “101”, they demonstrate Rudolph’s mastery of urban derable entourage at the time I attended living, particularly his use of natural light parties at the large but sleek house that and ventilation. epitomised both the visionary modernism Rudolph is often referred to as a “brutaof the architect Rudolph and classicist minimalism of the designer Halston. Located list” for his dramatic concrete buildings, but at 101 East 63rd Street, it was a bold anomahis early work in Florida, designing homes and public buildings has led critics to hail ly on a block of antique townhouses, looking much more like a Bauhaus sculpture than him as an innovator of “green architecture.” any mansion, a composition of brown glass n 58th Street and on Beekman Place, light and air from outside rectangles framed in black steel I-beams – a Just a stone’s throw from Park Avenue: flow through the spaces, bringing the Mondrian in the most muted tones. the architect Paul Rudolph designed the house in steel and glass back in the Sixties. On entering the house one passed through outdoors inside. Extensive use of glass and a gallery and descended stepped platforms Plexiglas, even in flooring, creates an expaninto a huge, triple height sunken living room. Halston made this room sive spaciousness and makes for more interesting parties. “101” feainto the perfect modernist party space, elegantly furnished for the sort tures air circulating windows front and back, while retaining compleof free form lifestyle one imagined the jet set lived, with dark grey te privacy, and the massive glass back wall of the house. Even though carpet and ultrasuede sofas – white walls and the off-charcoal palette Rudolph had designed the house seven or eight years before Halston yielding to the bright Warhol colours of the Warhol portraits of Halston arrived, its second life bore his full imprint as Halston hired Rudoland Liza Minnelli. It was a place for lounging, posing, dancing and posph to help him make it more, well, Halston. turing. It was utterly elegant and clubby chic, as if Studio 54 had been Rudolph’s handful of urban townhouses translate his career-long remade strictly for its VIPest VIPs. The entire north wall was glass, loodialogue with the environment into an urban context, just as his faking out on to a Japanese-style greenhouse garden. Originally it was mous Milam Residence in Jacksonville, Florida, or the many homes planted with tropical plants, echoing the potted palms indoors. Later he designed in the Sarasota area, maximised their tropical oceanside the tropicals were replaced with a bamboo forest. environment. Whether he designed for sunny beaches or the canyons rather dizzying set of banister-free steps ascends to the upof Manhattan, Rudolph harmonised a home with its site without comper floors, cantilevered from the walls, while a smaller set of promising privacy or diminishing flexibility. As much as any modervertical steps ascends to a stack of bookshelves and a door to nist or contemporary architect, Rudolph understood the ascendance of the back garden. Another thrilling feature was a catwalk through form over formality and the importance of facilitating a free and easy the upper reaches of the living room, leading to a back bedroom, tralife with adaptable spaces. Rudolph anticipated the lifestyles of the fuversing which might induce vertigo in all but the most intrepid. A ture – mixing work and play, multi-tasking, blending night and day, photo by Bob Colacello shows fearless models Sterling St. Jacques and and making space for the improvised, the unexpected and the creatiPat Cleveland daringly dancing there in Playboy bunny ear masks. ve spark. He knew that some buildings inspired freedom, daring and The original occupants of the house were, like Halston and the GOB maybe even a slight tendency to party.
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ReďŹ ned Belgian Living Hailing from Holland, Marie-Louise van Overdijk is a respected ďŹ gure in the Belgian port of Antwerp, not least yet not only for her ML Design Gallery at the heart of the city. The atmosphere pervading the space is equally important to the gallery owner as the paintings of the famous artists who queue up to exhibit with her. GG paid a visit to this remarkably cosmopolitan lady at her residence, where the architectural design forms an ideal realm for art to come alive. A talk about abounding female power, professional beginnings in Amsterdam and Paris, and why sensibility can be both a blessing and a curse in life. TEXT: Melanie Klusmeier PHOTOS: Mark Seelen PRODUCTION: Janine Weitenauer
The study, flooded with light, exudes a cordial warmth despite its purist design thanks the wooden parquet floors and golden stuccowork.
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Impressive works of art adorn the capacious interiors throughout the property. Pieces by Cole Morgan and Miguel Ybáñez hang in the study.
“I love the amalgamation of historic architecture and contemporary art, with a touch of fun added in.”
MARIE-LOUISE VAN OVERDIJK
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1 Built in 1911, this majestic residence stands resplendently like an elegant grande dame on the â€˜Arthur Goemaereleiâ€™ in Antwerp 2 The light-flooded stairwell, which features a charming round alcove set over two floors and intricate banister railings in solid oak wood, links all four levels of the property 3 A light sculpture by Adalbert Gans is installed in the space. Paintings and sculptures perpetually change the ambience 4 A spiral staircase leads to the uppermost level of the mansion, which boasts an overall interior of no less than 850 m2. This space could be easily converted into a separate, self-contained apartment, office or childrenâ€™s wing 5 Period features like marble fireplaces and elaborate stucco ceilings adorn the historic rooms 6 The representative and prestigious interiors such as the dining and living room are graced with impressive doorways built from hand-carved wood with glazed panelling 7 A vast terrace stretching across the entire length of the mansion looks out over the charming garden with its expansive lawns and rich abundance of beautiful trees, adjacent to a private park. 4
others works of art, ing to beaux-arts architecture over time. His prestigious public buildaccessories or fabrics. Marie-Louise van Overdijk ings such as theatres, museums and town halls, as well as stations collects something of everything. But that is not all and schools, were also particularly akin to this distinctive style. Con– she is also one of the fortunate few to have succeived as a grand family home for the wealthy bourgeoisie, the mansion ceeded in transforming their passion into a proembodies this aesthetic with its exaggerated dimensions and impressivefession. “I just love the amalgamation of historic ly ornate detailing. The natural stone façade with its five round alcoves, architecture and contemporary art, with a touch quartz corner piers and intricate adornments imbues the property with of fun added to the mix,” says the illustrious gala gracious elegance. Situated in one of the most desirable districts in the port city of Antwerp, the mansion stands with an almost majestic splenlery owner. Born in the Netherlands, she has been dour alongside its well-to-do neighbours. This splendour is precisely a reputed figure for many years now in the worlds of high-end fashion, elegant fabrics and accessories, sophisticated what greets guests upon their arrival – helped along by the opulent NeoRococo staircase connecting all floors, with intricate wooden embelinterior design, furniture, antiquities, modern and historic art. She regularly attends Europe’s most important conferences dedicated to art lishments and period wood panelling. The attic level beneath the slateand antiquities. And she knows what she is talking about. “All my life tiled mansard roof is accessed via a spiral staircase, which enriches the entire space with stylish finesse. An elevator provides a convenient easyI have had an intuitive sense for harmony, colours, forms, the tactile, access alternative. The ground layout with its reception areas, private everything that is memorable and beautiful in the world.” She listens quarters and utility rooms is typical for such monumental townhousto her instinct. As a young fashion coordinator and stylist of the Dutch Fashion Institute in Amsterdam, it was this es of the period. Equally fitting as a spleninstinct that saw her assigned to the haute did home or prestigious office, the eight couture shows of this world, from Paris and grand main interiors include magnificent Milan to London and New York. Garnering ground floor spaces such as the grand a name for herself as a designer, stylist, cohall, dining room, living room and study ordinator and as president of Intercolor in with an original period marble fireplace. A Paris for three years, she was involved in number of rooms serve individual purposdetermining which colours would be “in” es in the pursuit of hobbies or as storage next season, and which would be “out”. space. The majority of the space is used by At her side, trend-watchers from some 23 Marie-Louise to showcase sculptures, canvasses, frames and the like. “If you love art, countries. She travels the world. Soaks up the inspiration. Founds her own interrooms cannot be flexible or large enough.” All wings of the house are conceived in national consultancy firm and begins to collect art and antiques. What starts off as such a way that they can be altered with small mementos soon develops into a selittle effort. The kitchen, for example, rious collection of art, books, designer furcould easily be relocated from one room to niture and antiquities. “Once you have got the next depending on the requirements the collecting bug, it stays with you. It is of the owners. The residence has been a passion for the beauty in life that never restored and finds itself in impeccafades.” Under her own label M&L Interible condition. “The views overlookors, Art & Antiquities, she begins to create ing the garden are a particular joy, interior concepts and colour schemes for both in the summer and in the winclients around the world. Her focus center. The grounds form an integral part tres around castles, manor houses, grand of the interior – something which is townhouses and penthouse apartments, really quite unusual for city dwellings,” Marie-Louise van Overdijk is devoted to first-class which she furnishes with avant garde arMarie-Louise enthuses. architecture and exceptional interior design. Her tefacts, contemporary paintings, antiques his dynamic lady, with a passion for residence is one of the most beautiful in the city. and designer furniture. “So many people life in all its facets, has always lived go through life without properly looking at and worked in historic properties, the world around them. I have an insatiable appetite for looking, for obalso renovated and decorated herself – in century-old country houses, serving my surroundings. Both the beautiful and the not so beautiful a monastery in the centre of Maastricht where she had her business M&L Interiors, Arts and Antiquities, the 18th C‚entury Castle Fon– it is sometimes a blessing and a curse at the same time,” she laughs. he current home for her art also happens to be one of the most teneau near Brussels, and her current residence of Castle Crabbenburg near the Belgian city of Ghent. “The idea of living in a castle has impressive residences in the whole of Antwerp. Just some of her favourite artists include Miguel Ybáñez, a great talent in the world always held a certain magic for me. It is a way of life, a life’s work and of painting from Spain, Sergio Fermariello from Italy, A rty Grimm the expression of an ultimate ‘joie de vivre’. I am in absolute awe of arfrom the Netherlands and the German artists Jupp Linssen and Manchitecture that can tell stories. I draw my inspiration from such buildings for my career as a designer and stylist. Bringing different styles fred Müller. The “Mansion Vanden Bussche”, designed in 1911 by the architect Ernest Pelgrims, ranks amongst the largest and most prestogether from different centuries and cultures is my calling, in hartigious townhouses built in the period prior to the First World War. mony with architecture and contemporary or historic art.” The “Mansion Vanden Bussche” has so many stories to tell. Marie-Louise van Before the turn of the century, Pelgrims built predominantly in the Flemish Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Classical styles, turning increasOverdijk knows all too well just how valuable such a heritage is.MK ome people collect antiques,
BELGIUM, ANTWERP PRICE EURO 2.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 850 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,244 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 8 E&V ID XW-00FIH6 CONTACT EV ANTWERPEN-CENTRUM BVBA, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 3 233 24 00 E-MAIL ANTWERPEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Residences on the Elbe
Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie: an architectural masterpiece that has become one of the city’s landmarks even before it’s been completed. The apartments inside embody – quite literally – the height of urban sophistication.
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The interior design is geared entirely around the awe-inspiring panoramas, which in themselves give these homes an exceptional touch.
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Each of the light-flooded apartments has its own individual flair â€“ although they all have their highly exclusive fitting standard in common.
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All the 45 exclusive apartments afford incredible outlooks over Hamburg’s worldfamous port, the River Elbe and the city centre, stretching as far as the beautiful Alster lake. No less spectacular are the spacious, bright interiors with their magnificent fully-glazed frontages and a standard of luxury that exceeds even the most sophisticated of expectations.
n the River Elbe, seated on top of an historic dockside warehouse in Hamburg’s new HafenCity district, the Elbphilharmonie is an architectural wonder like no other. On levels 11 to 26, sharing the same roof with the prestigious new concert hall, 45 apartments are taking shape that fall into a luxury segment all of their own. Soaring above the city below, magnificent panoramas open up over the port and the city centre, stretching
as far as the Alster lake. The exclusive standard of the apartments, spanning 120 to 400 m², is every bit as superior as the architectural design of the building. Elegant natural stone, superb oak floors and soft textiles are just as integral to the space as the innovative air conditioning and lighting. A separate owner entrance, a garage for residents, and a grand lobby complete with concierge service oﬀer the finishing touch of perfection to this fascinating symphony of home pleasures.
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE UPON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 120 – 400 m2 E&V ID W-021CDP CONTACT HAMBURG (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 36 13 14 58 E-MAIL HAMBURG.PROJEKTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Dream Florida Estate
Enjoying a unique elevation atop the highest point on Jupiter Island, this exceptional property with superb views is the quintessence of peace and serenity, ideal for those who hold privacy and exclusivity dear.
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R Blessed with a sheltered location that borders the calm and scenic Intracoastal Waterway on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this is a one-of-a-kind luxury Florida waterfront property with a host of classy comforts – not to mention breathtaking vistas all around. A peaceful sanctuary providing the understated formal-yet-casual lifestyle that sun-kissed Jupiter Island is known for.
enowned for its unspoilt natural beauty, Jupiter Island is the southernmost barrier island along Florida’s sunny east coast – not far from Palm Beach and Miami. Meticulously preserved, the sought-after aﬄuent enclave oﬀers an exclusive, discreet and peaceful lifestyle, as well as a diverse array of leisure activities in harmony with the splendour of nature. One of the largest parcels of land on the island, the natural elevation of this prestigious property makes it a true highlight – with panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean and the sparkling-blue Intracoastal Waterway. The estate itself is unrivalled and comprises a stylish and expansive contemporary main residence, a luxurious two-bedroom guesthouse and a spacious beach house boasting no less than 3,000 square feet – space aplenty for both entertaining family and friends. The lush grounds with beautiful old Banyan trees and a glorious pool landscape provide a soothing treat for all the senses. With a dock and private access to miles of pristine Jupiter Island beach, this high-class hideaway entails everything for a carefree life in paradise. The ultimate in luxury waterfront living!
USA, JUPITER ISLAND PRICE USD 45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 12,672 ft 2 LAND APPROX. 22,057 ft 2 E&V ID E-0016CJ CONTACT JUPITER (US), ENGEL & VÖLKERS JUPITER, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, LLC TEL. +1 561 744 84 88 E-MAIL JUPITER@EVUSA.COM
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Swiss Design at its Best
The location of this outstanding property, at one with the elements, places it in a league of its own. Equally unsurpassed is the unique blend of architectural finesse and exclusive comforts afforded by this home.
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The purist design of the property makes a striking contrast to its idyllic rural surroundings, whilst emanating a distinctive sense of harmony. The superb interiors are divided over four floors, each linked by an elevator. There are a number of shopping facilities located very closeby, in addition to two golf courses and first-class skiing and hiking regions.
n the heart of Switzerland, just an hour’s drive from Zurich Airport, this magnificent oasis of a home stands proudly on a raised plot at the edge of woodland. Drawing on the compelling contrasts between futuristic architecture and primeval nature, this property is also impressive for its sheer strength of presence and appointment, which meets the highest standards. This is complemented by the utmost levels of privacy. The light-flooded interiors have been finished in the finest quality materials such as oak parquet, marble
and slate tiling, with technical installations fitted to the latest specifications. In addition to the living space designed for family and staﬀ, which spans more than 1,000 m², the property also presides over a spacious spa complex featuring a pool and sauna, a fitness suite, several libraries, a private cinema, wine cellar, various technical rooms and an impressive underground garage with a showroom. As such, this exclusive sanctuary is predestined to host and indulge those akin to a sophisticated way of life with a love of nature and outdoor sports.
SWITZERLAND, SCHWYZ PRICE UPON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 2,340 m2 LAND APPROX. 5,917 m2 E&V ID W-0217QX CONTACT SCHWYZ (CH) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ZÜRICHSEE FREIENBACH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 11 E-MAIL SCHWYZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Noble Classical Villa
Set in the heart of Wollishofen in Zurich city, this elegant listed residence dating back to the year 1895 is a real historic gem with a sophisticated atmosphere and a fascinating array of special features and fine details.
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With eight tasteful bedrooms and three refined bathrooms, this Zurich estate boasts a high level of living comforts and fine interior design to cater for the most discerning of tastes. The large, elegantly landscaped garden and parking for up to four vehicles round off the villa’s many features that will particularly appeal to lovers of historic homes. This is a unique opportunity not to be missed.
ttractively located only minutes from the centre of Zurich and a stone’s throw from Lake Zurich, this villa on a quiet plot exudes a traditional ambience reminiscent of former times. A noble flair fi lls all 15 rooms of the dwelling spread across three floors plus a full basement – the ideal family residence with generously regal living proportions. The entire property has been renovated with a passion for fine details that enhance the 19th Century feel,
such as elaborate original parquet floors, wood panelling, high stucco ceilings, custom-designed silk wallpaper and a fireplace, a cigar lounge and a wine cellar. Yet modern features also abound, including underfloor heating, a home cinema, a Bose indoor/outdoor music system, a security alarm and a special climate control system. An expansive roof terrace overlooking the landscaped garden and lake could also be integrated. A hidden jewel oﬀering the perfect Swiss quality of life!
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE UPON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 550 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,995 m2 E&V ID W-00EC9I CONTACT ZURICH (CH), ENGEL & VÖLKERS ZÜRICH PARADEPLATZ, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Idyll on the River Isar
Formerly a restaurant and guesthouse, the ‘Strasserhof’ has drawn people for generations as a haven of calm and respite south of Munich. Now it is offering its future owner the freedom to realise new visions.
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L Bad Tölz in Upper Bavaria, known for its Patrician houses, boasts a wide range of cultural, recreational and shopping amenities, as well as benefiting from superb transport connections and close proximity to Innsbruck, the Tegernsee Valley and Lake Starnberg. It is therefore little wonder that this idyllic country guesthouse with a neighbouring golf course has always been a popular destination.
ocated in a majestic setting in the heart of the Bad Tölz countryside, some 50 kilometres from Munich, the ‘Strasserhof’ emanates a unique presence fi lled with rich and immeasurable heritage. Its origins most probably stretch back as far as the 14th century. Managed until recently as a cosy and rustic restaurant and guesthouse, the property has a utility space of around 1,700 m 2, with beautifully furnished parlours in a typical rural Bavarian style complemented by homely and snug guest rooms, each comprising a bathroom with a bathtub or shower, WC, a phone and balconies in many cases. Facilities are also in place for holding events for up to 200 people. A particularly special highlight is the large sun terrace, where breathtaking views overlooking Bad Tölz and reaching as far as the main Alpine ridge can be enjoyed. Well known and loved throughout the region and beyond, this utterly charming property occupies a raised plot and lends itself to a wide variety of diﬀerent possible uses – be it as a gastronomic enterprise, a seminar or spa hotel, prestigious company headquarters or a sensational private home.
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 3.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,304 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,919 m2 E&V ID W-00KORU CONTACT BAD TÖLZ (D) EUV OBERLAND RESIDENTIAL GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8041 79 57 60 E-MAIL BADTOELZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Urban Living in Berlin
In Berlinâ€™s trendy and vibrant Mitte district at the heart of the city, this new development has 53 living units and two commercial units in total, just waiting to be transformed into individual spaces for home and work life.
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S On Berlin’s Torstrasse, the mirrored glass façade and cube-like design recoiling back at the top level blends in perfectly with the surrounding street scene, yet immediately catches the eye at the same time. Its firstclass location in the heart of Berlin-Mitte and its ideal mix of apartment sizes makes the ‘SÜDTOR Living’ development an attractive prospect for capital investors as well.
tretching two kilometres and fi lled with contrasting architecture and a lively and diverse cultural and restaurant scene, the Torstrasse in the sought-after Berlin district of Mitte is known as a boulevard of the international creative avant-garde. What better location for the ‘SÜDTOR Living’ development. Comprising a new front building with a side wing and an existing building to the rear featuring two sheltered inner courtyards, the seven-storey residence blends in perfectly with its stylishly urbane surroundings, oﬀering both peace and serenity despite its central location. The greenery in the courtyards enhances this tranquil mood, whilst a sense of magic sets in as darkness falls and the tasteful illuminations come to the fore. Great emphasis was placed during conception of this project both on the innovative design and on energy eﬃciency and ecology – a focus reflected in countless details. Available with between two and eight rooms, each of the apartments feature floorlength windows, a spacious living and dining space, an exclusive fitted kitchen and underfloor heating – all culminating in the greatest possible feel-good factor for residents.
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 250,000 – 1.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 50 – 300 m2, 2–8 ROOMS E&V ID W-01ZXGG CONTACT BERLIN (DE) EUV PROJEKTE
BERLIN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 20 37 80 E-MAIL SUEDTOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Ski-in Ski-out Mountain Estate
he Colony at White Pine Canyon is one of the world’s finest ski estate neighbourhoods. Set in the heart of Park City, Utah, it offers large, private estate lots in a gated and guarded community at The Canyons, a Vail Resort. This truly refined home offers absolutely world-class skiing on the doorstep. The property has a total of nine bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, including a separate guesthouse, as well as multiple family
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 74 41 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
rooms, multiple offices, a theatre room, gourmet kitchen, and ski room. There is also ski-in and ski-out access to the most desirable lifts in the resort. It was designed by Jack Thomas and built by Sletta Construction, with design details by Lisa Interior Design. This magnificent home is located minutes from over a hundred restaurants, 15 golf courses and all of the amenities one would expect in a world-class resort town.
PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001
USA, UTAH PRICE USD 15.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 18,000 ft2 LAND APPROX. 4.63 acres E&V ID E-00163W CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC.
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PHOTOS: ROCKY MALONEY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1993
Sensational Ski Home
his true ski home sits at the top of Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village area in the very private, gated ‘Bald Eagle Club’. From here, views can be enjoyed down the valley, across the ski resorts and to the city lights. The property was designed by top Park City architect Rick Otto, as well as world-class architect Charles Gwathmey. Interior decorations are the work of Naomi Leff, who also designed Ralph Lauren’s Double RL
USA, UTAH PRICE USD 20.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 14,000 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1.57 acres E&V ID E-00169G CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 74 41 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Ranch. Entertaining is easy with a billiard room, games room, multiple living areas, a resort-like ski room and indoor pool, plus a spa and sauna. There are also caretaker quarters. This home offers a rare combination of extreme security, privacy and ski-in/ski-out right into the property’s ski lounge. It is just minutes from Park City’s historic Main Street and a convenient 30-minute drive to Salt Lake City’s international airport.
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PHOTOS: SIMON BERLYN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999
Timeless Elegance in Sherwood Country Club
his elegant French-style estate reflects balanced harmony throughout and is nestled on the 4th fairway of world-renowned Sherwood Country Club. A formal lounge with high ceilings, French silk walls and 18th century French marble fireplace are just some of the many elements of elegance reflected throughout the home. Stunning master quarters with a separate lounge and fireplace with fabulous mountain
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 4.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,395 ft2 LAND APPROX. 21,201 ft2 E&V ID E-0015SP CONTACT WESTLAKE VILLAGE (US) ENGEL & VÖLKERS WESTLAKE VILLAGE LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. NICOLE VAN PARYS TEL. +1 805 795 18 80 E-MAIL NICOLE.VANPARYS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
views, a magnificent master bathroom, large steam shower and Jacuzzi bath create a perfect spa retreat. The state-of-the-art theatre is a wonderful entertainment addition to this home and a wonderful expression of a truly elegant lifestyle with so much attention to detail in all areas throughout this estate. This turnkey home reflects gracious qualities and architectural design in perfect proportions.
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PHOTOS: IMAGERY INTELLIGENCE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
Phenomenal Vaquero Estate
ated, guarded Vaquero offers a private concierge lifestyle and a host of sensational amenities such as a Fazio-designed golf course, luxurious spa facilities and gourmet restaurants with renowned chefs, plus automatic entry into the private Westlake Academy International Baccalaureate program. Built in a Mediterranean style, this fabulous single-storey estate is tucked back into the heavily wooded rolling hills
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 3.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,006 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1.04 acre E&V ID E-0016CS CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 416 27 00 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of this world-renowned community. The 2013 construction features the latest in quality, desirable finishes from exotic granite to glass tiles and appointments only found in this price point. Other highlights such as split bedrooms and the ever-popular open plan kitchen-dining-family room framed with glass doors leading out onto divine outdoor living spaces make this one of the most incredible estates in Vaquero today.
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PHOTOS: DETLEV VON KESSEL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1964
Anna Maria Island
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,600 ft2 LAND APPROX. 4,000 ft2 E&V ID E-0014WX CONTACT ANNA MARIA ISLAND (US) TAG REAL ESTATE VENTURES INC
Panorama over the Skyway Bridge & Tampa Bay
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC LINDA DICKSON TEL. +1 941 224 13 37 E-MAIL LINDA.DICKSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his unique luxury property is located on sought-after South Bay Blvd, Anna Maria Island’s best Bay Front location. Close to restaurants, shops and attractions, the home is ‘Built to Last’ by John Agnelli Construction. Professionally decorated with relaxed modern styling, a main floor poolside master suite, two guest rooms, a second full bathroom and a game room complete the first level. The entire second floor master
suite and cocktail lounge with wet bar are framed by the panoramic views of Tampa Bay’s famous Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Rainbow lights and fountains adorn the lap pool and spa, plus a built-in grill, lighted bar top and outdoor shower are all accented by three gaslit ‘fire and ice’ flame pits. One of a limited number of homes on the island with a deeded sandy bayside beach, this property is the perfect vacation retreat.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 11.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,086 ft2 LAND APPROX. 24,354 ft2 E&V ID E-0015WQ CONTACT MIAMI BRICKELL (US) ONE UNITED PROPERTIES, LLC
Breathtaking Hughes Cove Estate with Dock
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC LOURDES ALATRISTE TEL. +1 305 926 53 22 E-MAIL LOURDES.ALATRISTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his contemporary Italian estate with gorgeous bay views and stunning landscaping sits on land once owned by business tycoon Howard Hughes. The nearly 25,000 ft2 lot includes a spectacular pool overlooking the bay, making it an ideal location for enjoying Miami’s year-round tropical weather. Casually elegant with attention to every detail, this smart home features its own elevator, a private exercise
room and expansive rooftop terrace with stunning views of the water. This timeless, understated, yet sophisticated home is one of the most spectacular and exclusive residences in Coconut Grove. With a private boat dock, access to a tennis court, and walking distance to top schools, luxury shops and dining, this truly unique estate promises an exceptional lifestyle that surpasses all expectations.
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PHOTOS: ANDREW REID – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 3.5 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 17,000 ft2 E&V ID E-0016DC CONTACT MIAMI BEACH (US) ONE UNITED PROPERTIES, LLC
Fabulously Renovated Commercial Building
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TARA WEST TEL. +1 305 926 82 23 E-MAIL TARA.WEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
vailable for purchase or lease, this Class A building offers a brand new level of interior amenities not found in other properties. An existing tenant provides income at USD144K a year in half the space – approx. 10,000 ft2. Suitable for flexible commercial use with a shared gym, lockers, shower and laundry, the space could be configured as traditional offices, a secure climate-controlled warehouse, a chic flex
space with 19 ft ceiling gallery or artist space, a brewery or any combination. The addition of mezzanine structures for added footage is also possible. Other highlights include video surveillance, air conditioning, 36 parking spaces and optional shared reception. The approx. 1,860 ft2 façade lends itself to spectacularly sized building signage, visible from the highway thanks to its fantastic location just off the Interstate 95 exit.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Spectacular 5-Acre Estate Featuring Unparalleled Luxury
his impeccably designed, five-acre estate features tropical gardens, large lake ponds, multiple water features, a pool, 37 ft waterfall and sculptures throughout the grounds. Other particularly impressive highlights include new tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym and theatre entertaining room, as well as a helipad and a six-car garage and courtyard for up to 25 cars. A separate building on the grounds may
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 11.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 11,500 ft2 LAND APPROX. 5 acres E&V ID E-0015HV CONTACT MIAMI BEACH (US) ONE UNITED PROPERTIES LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TARA WEST TEL. +1 305 926 82 23 E-MAIL TARA.WEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
be used as a large guesthouse or office. A standout property in a sea of water-centred listings, this beautiful home affords the sensation of a resort lifestyle, miles away from it all. Its sheer acreage and multiple use zoning make this magnificent estate incredibly versatile. It could be developed into a ranch property or an equestrian house. Offering complete privacy and the utmost security, this is a rare find indeed.
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PHOTOS: CARLOS MOLEJON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1997
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,295 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.55 acre E&V ID E-001516 CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC
Custom Estate Home with Amazing Golf Views
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his magnificent custom-built estate home in Kensington of Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club has been totally remodelled with no detail overlooked. Wrought-iron gates lead into a courtyard, which features an elegant circular drive entry and lush landscaping. Imported materials of the highest quality standard were used to craft this Mediterranean-style masterpiece. The formal foyer features a grand
staircase leading to the second level with solid limestone steps and elegant railings. There is also an elevator near the first-floor bedrooms. The living room has soaring ceilings and overlooks the incredible rear patio and spa. Fountains and a beautiful free-form pool offer superb potential along with the outdoor kitchen under the patio. This home sits on a large plot with stunning golf course views and amazing sunrises.
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PHOTOS: CARLOS MOLEJON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 10.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,415 ft2 LAND APPROX. 4 acres E&V ID E-0014R5 CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC
Amazing Brand-New Barn in Grand Prix Village
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated within hacking distance to Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, this remarkable new 20-stall barn construction has been expertly built with top-quality materials and keen attention to detail. The property includes four wash stalls and grooming stalls, a private office, two large tack rooms, a laundry room, feed room, twoand-a-half bathrooms and a storage room. There is a 200 x 100 ft riding
ring with all-weather footing (the same as used at the Winter Equestrian Festival) and four paddocks. The stunning owners’ lounge features a full-sized kitchen, a family room and private bathroom overlooking the riding ring, as well as a custom fireplace and outdoor kitchen that are ideal for entertaining. Grooms’ quarters comprising two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage are accommodated in a separate building.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1929
Little Silver Boxwood Manor
elcome to ‘Boxwood Manor’, elegantly sited on a spectacular waterfront plot spanning some 6.2 acres. The estate was designed by the architect John Greenleaf and built in 1929 for Charles Lovering, a member of the Board of Governors on the NYSE, as his summer residence. It is included in historical registers of the Upper East Side and featured in postcards and novels written on Little Silver since the early
USA, NEW JERSEY PRICE USD 3.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,800 ft2 LAND APPROX. 6.2 acres E&V ID E-0015XI CONTACT MONMOUTH COUNTY (US) CRITELLI REALTY, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. LOUIS CRITELLI TEL. +1 732 332 91 00 E-MAIL LOUIS.CRITELLI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
1900s. The manor boasts period features dating back 200 years, and is arduously maintained. Highlights include pine panelling in the living room and library, Bluestone floors in the sunroom, and a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen. The caretaker’s cottage comprises two additional rentable units, each with two bedrooms and a garage. A private rear yard forms the perfect retreat, with stunning waterfront views and an infinity pool.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1988
Spectacular Waterfront Home
mpressive gates herald the entrance to this custom waterfront residence, which affords superb views of the Manasquan River and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. The private dock contains a 12,000 lb boat lift, a floating dock section and jet ski lift, as well as having a riparian grant. Marvellous water views can be enjoyed here from all living areas. This home comprises five bedroom suites, 5.5 bathrooms, a kitchen
USA, NEW JERSEY PRICE USD 2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,679 ft2 LAND APPROX. 16,125 ft2 E&V ID E-0016CR CONTACT MONMOUTH COUNTY (US) CRITELLI REALTY, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROBERT MARTORELLI TEL. +1 732 332 91 00 E-MAIL ROBERT.MARTORELLI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with granite counters, a central island with wet bar, a two-storey family room with a granite fireplace, theatre room, master bedroom, hardwood floors, and a walkout lower level with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The exterior features professionally landscaped grounds with outdoor lighting, a split cedar shake roof, a deck and heated pool. Sunrises can be cherished from the master bedroom balcony and raised terrace.
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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 2.095 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 E&V ID E-0016CO CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
The Plaza Hotel – Suite 1529
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN AND SUSANNE RHOW TEL. +1 212 616 76 00 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his is a unique opportunity to own part of ‘The Plaza Hotel’ – a timeless legend, located on Fifth Avenue directly across from Central Park. Plaza Suite 1529, exquisitely decorated and furnished in an updated Louis XV style, is the ultimate pied-a-terre and investment property. The offering presents the rare option of occupancy by the owner or their guests for 120 days per year. Whenever owners are not in
residence, the suite goes into the rental management program, making it available to be rented to hotel guests as an income-producing property. The suite has an open plan room layout, with a spacious sitting area, a luxurious walk-in closet and a beautiful bathroom featuring inlaid marble mosaic tiling and 24-carat gold-plated fixtures. Owners may enjoy a vast array of exclusive hotel amenities including room service.
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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 1.995 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 E&V ID E-0016CQ CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
The Plaza Hotel – Suite 1527
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN AND SUSANNE RHOW TEL. +1 212 616 76 00 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his offering presents a rare chance to own an apartment at the legendary and iconic ‘Plaza Hotel’ on Fifth Avenue, directly across from Central Park. Plaza Suite 1527 is the perfect combination of the ultimate pied-a-terre and investment property. As a Plaza Hotel condominium owner, you or your guests can reside and enjoy white-glove service for up to 120 days a year. During those periods when the owner is not in
residence, the suite goes into the rental management program, making it available to hotel guests as an income-producing property. The suite features an open plan interior, and is exquisitely decorated and furnished with a spacious sitting area, luxurious bedroom and impressively large bathroom with inlaid marble mosaic tiling. Suite owners also benefit from a vast array of exclusive hotel amenities including room service.
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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 1.995 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-0016CP CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
200 East 57th Street
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN AND SUSANNE RHOW TEL. +1 212 616 76 00 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated in the heart of Manhattan on 57th Street in a full-service white glove cooperative, this stunning and spacious mint-condition apartment has it all: high ceilings, beautiful hardwood oak floors, custom woodwork throughout, city views, and abundant light and closet space. The elegant entrance gallery leads to a gracious living room adjacent to a large-windowed dining area. The enormous master suite boasts
two large closets, as well as a spectacular en suite master bathroom in marble and a charming plant-filled terrace. The second bedroom also features an en suite bathroom. The windowed kitchen boasts English sycamore cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances. This desirable building has full-time doormen, a live-in resident manager, and allows pets. 65% financing is permitted and 2% flip tax is paid by the purchaser.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011
Stunning Property with Pure Design in Six Fountains
his impressive home enjoys a superb location within the gates of one of the most secure estates, overlooking an idyllic lake. Its various entertainment areas are fitted with aluminium windows, porcelain tiling and stack doors opening on to a patio and a beautiful large pool. Other highlights include a central smokeless gas fireplace, an indoor gas braai, bar and children’s room. The open plan kitchen is modern in design
SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG PRICE ZAR 5.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 660 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,500 m2 E&V ID ENV76328 CONTACT PRETORIA NEW EAST (ZA) PRETORIUS E & V (PTY) LTD LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD TEL. +27 12 809 22 05 E-MAIL PRETORIANEWEAST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with Caesarstone tops, a built-in coffee machine, double SMEG oven, built-in fridge and automated cupboard doors. The property comprises four bedrooms and four lounges, as well as a study with internal/external access. A separate family room and a gym can be found upstairs. Boasting an inland lake and hiking trails, Six Fountains Security Estate is situated in the most secure and popular eastern suburbs of Pretoria.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 139.02 kWh/m2a, EMISSION 38.58 CO2 /m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
SPAIN, CANARY ISLANDS PRICE EUR 2.8 MILL. E&V ID W-00DDLR INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m2 LAND APPROX. 7,500 m2 CONTACT
Breathtaking Residence ‘Casamar’ in Santa Úrsula
TENERIFFA-PUERTO DE LA CRUZ (ES) CASA CON AMBIENTE HECHT S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 922 37 80 83 E-MAIL PUERTODELACRUZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
he Villa ‘Casamar’ on the island of Tenerife makes the ideal retreat in a prestigious and inviting setting in which to escape into a world of utter peace, harmony and recuperation. The estate spans three plots of land in total, each spanning approx. 2,500 m2 in size. Just one of these land plots is developed, featuring an expansive two-storey villa with a basement level and a built-up area of approx. 1,350 m2. In addition to a
formal entrance hallway, the spacious living and dining area and the commodious bedrooms with en suite bathrooms all form delightful interior spaces – each also featuring superb panoramic views over the town of Puerto de la Cruz and the northwest coast of Tenerife. A tropical landscaped garden provides ample space in which to enjoy relaxing strolls, or consider an extension to the existing property.
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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 43.83 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL/SOLAR/ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Marvellous Family Home in Pollensa
pectacular views over lovely gardens and onward to the sparkling Bay of Pollensa, complemented by a beautifully designed and exclusive country residence, and the result is this simply timeless piece of real estate. Finished in 2011, this remarkable contemporary home is a fusion of luxurious comforts, classical elegance, lots of natural light, fine workmanship and wonderful materials. In addition to five fabulous bedroom
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.45 MILL. E&V ID W-00R3QR INTERIOR APPROX. 400 m2 LAND APPROX. 16,110 m2 CONTACT MALLORCA-POLLENSA (ES) EV NORTH MALLORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 971 53 53 61 E-MAIL POLLENSA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
suites, there is also a Gaggenau kitchen, a gallery office, a bright and lofty living room, full-sized basement and double garage. Featuring outside are splendid terraces, a beautiful garden, infinity pool and a full grill terrace. Solar panels source support power for the hot water supply and underfloor heating. The property has perimeter fencing, automated gates and remote-controlled CCTV.
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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 89.68 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1904 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Charming Country Home in Idyllic Setting
ating back over a century, this fabulous property is set in beautiful landscaped gardens with lovely views over the rolling countryside of Algaida. The residence has recently been fully renovated, keeping its original character whilst being enhanced with high-quality finishes. The main house has a very spacious lounge with high-beamed ceilings and a beautiful open fireplace, a dining room, a traditional country kitchen, two
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 1.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m2 LAND APPROX. 15,000 m2 E&V ID W-01H1K8 CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
double bedrooms, one single bedroom, two bathrooms and a guest WC. The property also plays host to a charming stone guesthouse, a chill-out patio with a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, double carport, vegetable garden and orchard. Just some of the other amenities and details guaranteed to appeal include underfloor central heating, air conditioning in all bedrooms, splendid iroko woodwork and an indoor/outdoor music system.
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PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 45.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Stunning Masterpiece in Bunyola
uilt in beautiful nature stone, this superb Mediterranean property meets the highest standards of sophistication in terms of overall design, technical fittings and exquisite detailing. The villa is set within idyllic park-like gardens featuring sprawling terraces with natural stone walls and stairways, and showcasing unique works of art. The house itself impresses with its spacious interiors, enormous windows and
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,250 m2 LAND APPROX. 90,000 m2 E&V ID W-00AC70 CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
different levels. Just some exclusive amenities on offer include an indoor and outdoor pool, a vast basement with garages and storage space, a panic room, security alarm, video surveillance, underfloor heating, a domotic system, air conditioning, a barbecue area, and various outbuildings. Alongside the incredibly crafted natural stone finishes, it is the utmost privacy and marvellous views that make this home so special.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EUR 18 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,492 m2 LAND APPROX. 10,000 m2 E&V ID W-01ZS7B CONTACT MARBELLA (ES) MAZAL REALTY S.L.
Stately Mansion of Unparalleled Refinement
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his masterpiece of unparalleled design, materials and workmanship is beautifully sited on an approx. 10,000 m2 plot on the Golden Mile. Built in a Neo-Classical style, the residence exhibits an artistry rarely found in a modern build, using the finest materials from all over the world. The main house offers endless opportunities for intimate and large-scale gatherings with a main reception room, two formal salons,
formal and family dining rooms, a study, billiard room and two elevators. Ample accommodation for family and guests includes two master bedroom suites, two further suites and a separate guesthouse of some 200 m2 with two en suite bedrooms. The estate also hosts a cinema, wine cellar, an approx. 200 m2 heated outdoor pool, a pool house with a service kitchen, changing rooms and showers, a large gym and a spa.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
Exclusivity and Exquisiteness in Bilbao
ocated close to the Guggenheim Museum, in an emblematic building dating from 1910, this exclusive apartment was fully refurbished in 2007. Only the finest quality materials were used, including various marbles and high-end woods and paints, culminating in a sensational ambience throughout. The stunning double entrance gives on to the superb, light-flooded living and dining area with a marble fireplace
SPAIN, VIZCAYA PRICE EUR 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 355 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 6 E&V ID W-021BQN CONTACT BILBAO (ES) BI-WOTER 56 SL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 946 44 40 05 E-MAIL BILBAO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and balconies facing the river, a Gaggenau kitchen, which includes one service bedroom, an additional reading or living room also featuring a fireplace, and a superior guest WC. The second wing of the property hosts an enormous master suite with a walk-in closet and an Arabianstyle bathroom. Another two bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, and parking round off this amazing approx. 355 m2 apartment.
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PHOTOS: JOSE MANUEL BIELSA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 502.63 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1978 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Superb British-Style Villa Next to Jaizkibel Golf Club
his property stands out both for the quality of its construction and for its spectacular natural setting. Set on two commodious levels, the residence also features a terrace overlooking the golf course. Period features in this home have distinctly British influences, from the Tudorstyle archways in the entrance to the wooden ceiling that adorns the living area, and the finest tapestries. All finishes are to the highest
SPAIN, BASQUE REGION PRICE EUR 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 613 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,030 m2 E&V ID W-020O8E CONTACT SAN SEBASTIAN (ES) MS EXCLUSIVE HOMES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 943 29 81 74 E-MAIL SANSEBASTIAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
quality standard, such as the hand-cut flagstone walls. Wood cabinetry has been crafted in mahogany throughout, whilst the bathrooms feature customised designs in marble. The elegant garden is home to a variety of delightful trees and plants, whilst the garage offers ample space for several vehicles. This splendid property is located close to the beautiful city of San Sebastian and is just 10 minutes from the French border.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996
Marvellous Detached Home with Far-Reaching Views
ituated at a top address on a hillside plot in Kallnach, this spacious and well-appointed property borders directly onto protected farmland. Its breathtaking views cannot fail to impress. The ground level, fitted with stone flooring, consists of a guest WC, a guest bedroom, kitchen and commodious living and dining room complete with a fireplace and access to a conservatory and garden seating area. The first floor features
SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 985,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 230 m2 LAND APPROX. 600 m2 E&V ID W-01ZH2J CONTACT MURTEN (CH) PKR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 26 655 10 30 E-MAIL MURTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
laminate flooring and accommodates three impressively large rooms, two of which open onto a balcony, as well as a bathroom with a WC, double washbashin, bathtub and shower. The lower ground floor comprises a main room of some 25 m2, a small WC, a sauna and a steam shower, in addition to a laundry room and a garage with space for two cars. All in all, this is a very well conceived residence in absolutely idyllic surroundings.
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Exceptional Family Home with Unique Flair
his detached property is formed of ten rooms in total. It was built in 1983 and renovated in 2012. All elements throughout the design have been carefully attuned with one another, culminating in a homely and rustic country-house style reflected in the tiniest of details. Combined with modern fittings, a pleasant home ambience is guaranteed in every respect. This dwelling presents the opportunity to lead an individual
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL ZUERICHNORD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
lifestyle, with a total of approx. 390 m2 of living space including a spa. The views over the Töss Valley and unparalleled privacy in the garden with pool make this property exceptional. Freienstein, with its good schooling, is highly regarded thanks to its beautiful rural surroundings, winegrowing culture and proximity to Zurich. This substantial residence is particularly well suited for family life on a grand scale.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1983
Freienstein near Zurich
SWITZERLAND, ZÜRCHER UNTERLAND PRICE CHF 2.46 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 390 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,420 m2 E&V ID W-00JBK6 CONTACT ZÜRICH NORD (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG
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Luxury Villa with Outdoor Pool High Above Lake Ägeri
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 41 728 77 11 E-MAIL ZUG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
driveway with space for up to six cars, it is the 14-metre pool that forms the highlight of this residence, which features the highest quality materials. Fully modernised in 2007, the property also presides over up to seven bedrooms – one with a cheminée – three bathrooms, an indoor waterfall and a professional-standard kitchen that leaves nothing to be desired. Oberägeri lies only approx. 15 minutes’ drive from the city of Zug below.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1968
his sensational property stands proudly in one of the finest locations on Lake Ägeri, famous for its beauty and good visibility. It is conceived to impress the most discerning of tastes, both with its spacious and refined interior, and with its unparalleled privacy, security and large outdoor pool. The 10 rooms in total afford the highest degree of living comfort, set over an interior of some 568 m2. Alongside a roofed entrance
SWITZERLAND, ZUG PRICE CHF 6.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 568 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,674 m2 E&V ID W-01TKM5 CONTACT ZUG (CH) ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL AG
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Wilen near Wil
The Wow Factor
his property, unobtrusive from the outside, only reveals the true extent of its exclusivity upon entry inside. The property is accessed via the souterrain floor, which is situated at ground level. Besides a large garage, utility and adjoining rooms, this level also comprises a commodious closet, a wine cellar and a guest bathroom with a WC and shower. A Jacuzzi is installed in a separate garden house. The main
SWITZERLAND, THURGAU PRICE CHF 2.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 262 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,586 m2 E&V ID W-01V552 CONTACT FRAUENFELD (CH) GRUND GENUG IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 52 723 30 40 E-MAIL FRAUENFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
level of the property features a large living area with a fireplace and a professional-standard kitchen, as well as three additional rooms, and a guest bathroom with a WC and shower. The third room presides over a walk-in wardrobe, as well as an en suite bathroom featuring a steam shower. The substantial 7.5-room property is enclosed by a beautifully landscaped garden graced with wonderful trees and a bathing pond.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1945
Residence with Tranquil Spa & Garden
his elegant mansion home is located in the sought-after town of Münchwilen, close to Zurich, Winterthur and St. Gallen, with superb transport connections. It features a swimming pool enclosed by a beautiful garden offering the utmost privacy. Dating back to 1945, the property has been fully modernised to a luxurious standard over recent years. It is situated in an upmarket neighbourhood of detached
SWITZERLAND, THURGAU PRICE CHF 1.82 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 173 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,495 m2 E&V ID W-021A92 CONTACT FRAUENFELD (CH) GRUND GENUG IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 52 723 30 40 E-MAIL FRAUENFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
residences, unencumbered by any through traffic. The 5.5 rooms on offer span an interior of some 173 m2, with a beautiful conservatory featuring a cheminée and the pool with a host of spa amenities fitted to the latest standards. The beautifully landscaped and low-maintenance garden, ideal for whiling away the hours, rounds off the exclusive ambience. Four garage parking spaces are also included in the offer.
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PHOTOS: FOTOLUI.AT – HWB: 54 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1903/2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Ultra-Modern & Historic with 360° Panoramic Views
his property is distinguished by an historic viewing tower, a modern living cube, a standalone hilltop location and far-reaching 360° views. The historic structure, originally built as a refuge with an observation point, dates back to 1903. It was modernised at great effort and expense since 2006, with the addition of a living cube. The finished result is a ground floor in the original building that remains preserved in the
AUSTRIA, UPPER AUSTRIA PRICE EUR 1.575 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 615 m2 LAND APPROX. 1.08 ha E&V ID W-020QYL CONTACT LINZ (AT) CC-H GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 732 73 20 32 E-MAIL LINZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
style of a rustic and cosy parlour. The upper floor comprises refined living quarters. Meanwhile, the new building impresses in terms of design, quality, technology and appointment, with light-flooded and lofty interiors affording far-reaching views, an out-of-this-world spa, and much more besides. A grand driveway and mature, park-like garden round off this perfect symbiosis of new and old to superb effect.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE 37.22 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: AIR-TO-WATER HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE EUR 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 261 m2 LAND APPROX. 877 m2 E&V ID W-021B1L CONTACT
Modern Architecture Meets Dream Panorama
WÖRTHERSEE (AT) H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 4274 23 55 51 00 E-MAIL WOERTHERSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ith its top specification, modern design and stunning panorama, this breathtaking villa certainly has the wow factor. Set over a dual-level interior of some 261 m² in total, domestic life here takes on a whole new meaning. Frameless floor-to-ceiling windows create a sense of absolute freedom. The outlook over the mountain scenery of Carinthia, the Karawanks and Lake Wörth cannot fail to impress. A heated
outdoor pool and Finnish steam room with a fully glazed frontage provide ample opportunity for relaxation. Exposed concrete walls and ceilings, combined with the oak parquet of the living area, culminate in a wonderful interior ambience. Besides the master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing closet, this dream home affords two other bedrooms, a large fitness room and countless other highlights.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE 94.24 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1950 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 970,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 135 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3 E&V ID W-021DG5 CONTACT MILANO CENTRO STORICO (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 31 E-MAIL MILANOCENTROSTORICO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
n the heart of Porta Venezia, one of the trendiest areas in Milan, this beautiful apartment can be found on the fifth floor of an elegant building. Residents and visitors are greeted upon arrival by a very bright double living room overlooking a terrace of some 15 m2, which forms an oasis of tranquillity and privacy thanks to the many plants that shield it from outside view. The kitchen, facing the spacious dining area, is
extremely functional and equipped with the very finest appliances. The sleeping quarters consist of a large master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom, a second bedroom, a guest bathroom, a hallway with walk-in closets, and a laundry/utility room. This property is ideal for couples and families, or singles who like to receive guests, and all those who wish to reside in a stylish and modern home environment.
Beautiful Apartment in Porta Venezia
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 74.60 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Prestigious Villa with Pool
his impressive villa is situated in the heart of a nature reserve known as ‘Parco dei Colli’, surrounded by some 6,000 m2 of private garden. Privacy, tranquillity, charm and elegance reign supreme here. The detached property itself spans approx. 500 m2 and features three spacious bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, as well as two living areas and a guest WC. The bright kitchen is fitted completely
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 2.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m2 LAND APPROX. 6,000 m2 E&V ID W-01YCST CONTACT BERGAMO (IT) GLAMOUR HOME SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 035 21 84 29 E-MAIL BERGAMO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in stone and marble, and looks out directly onto the garden and outdoor dining area. A separate entrance with a guest bedroom and bathroom complete the first part of the residence. The basement accommodates a sizable room, a fitness suite and entertainment area, a dining room and a ‘caveau’. Meanwhile, the garden boasts a semi-Olympic pool with a locker room and extensive areas for relaxation.
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American-Style Ranch in Tuscany
comprises three fireplaces, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has been beautifully restored, preserving the original stone construction. Outbuildings on the estate have a total utility space of some 500 m2. The spa resort of Saturnia with its healing waters and golf club is only 20 km away, as is the Argentario peninsula with its prestigious seaside resorts and connections to the islands of Giglio and Capalbio.
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esigned in a typical US ranch style, this approx. 40 ha estate in Maremma is set amid picturesque Tuscan scenery. It is located in the triangle between Scansano, Saturnia and the Monte Labro nature reserve (Amiata). The property is a natural paradise with stunning Mediterranean countryside featuring more than 500 species of medicinal plants. The main villa, spanning approx. 221 m2 on two levels,
ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 221 m2 LAND APPROX. 40 ha E&V ID W-021FY2 CONTACT SIENA (IT) FIRST CLASS HOUSE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 11 11 44 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 344.35 kWh/m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Restored Tuscan Farmhouse in Panoramic Location
his stunning farmhouse is set within parkland on top of a hill, in a panoramic position with breathtaking views over the sea and Tuscan islands. Expertly renovated with style and refinement, the property sits in perfect harmony with the land, thanks to the recovery of original materials such as handmade terracotta, wooden beams and two fireplaces dating from the 16th and 18th centuries. The land plot spans some 6 ha and
ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EUR 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 280 m2 LAND APPROX. 6 ha E&V ID W-020R0S CONTACT SIENA (IT) FIRST CLASS HOUSE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 11 11 44 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
features a heated outdoor pool, as well as numerous outbuildings including two annexes, a pool house, a stone pergola, garage, woodshed, agricultural shed and wooden mobile home. The property is reached via a white road and is very closeby to Scansano, Grosseto, Saturnia, the ‘Parco dell’Uccellina’ natural park, and the coastal destinations of Capalbio, Talamone and Porto Santo Stefano.
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Luxury Apartment with Sea Views in Habsburg Villa
ecently renovated throughout, this attractive apartment is situated on the second floor of a grand Habsburg villa right in the centre of Opatija. From here, the sea is only approx. 400 metres away, whilst splendid views from the property stretch over the water and the offshore island of Cres. This residence comprises two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, two bathrooms, a basement and a courtyard parking space. It
CROATIA, KVARNER PRICE EUR 650,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 123 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-013UT6 CONTACT RAB (HR) GRIMM NEKRETNINE D.O.O. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +385 51 77 48 00 E-MAIL RAB@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
is fitted with electric underfloor heating, air conditioning and an open fireplace, as well as presiding over a Jacuzzi and a sauna. The villa is enclosed by garden grounds that convey a thoroughly Mediterranean style with its abundance of palm trees. Opatija, once the summer residence of the Habsburg monarchy, remains the ideal haven in which to savour the idyllic and Mediterranean flair that Croatia has to offer.
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PHOTOS: GEORGIOS MPLESAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1894
Exceptional Grandeur by the Harbour in Symi
his grand Symian mansion dates back to 1894 and is arguably the most impressive of all traditional houses in Gialos. Renovated in 2012 by Greek architects and engineers, it is situated on a generously sized land plot that has been transformed into a lush haven of flourishing greenery. The ground floor of this two-level residence overlooks the harbour and consists of a large sitting room with two archways in a
GREECE, AEGEAN PRICE EUR 1.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 247 m2 LAND APPROX. 909 m2 E&V ID W-01ZZRB CONTACT RHODES (EL) P+P RHODES REAL ESTATE E.P.E LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
typical Symian style, as well as two bedrooms featuring vaulted ceilings, each with en suite bathrooms finished in elegant colour schemes with handcrafted cornices. The upper floor, which is at ground level due to the inclination of the land, consists of a spacious living room boasting marvellous harbour views and traditional hand-painted ceilings, a superior kitchen with dining area and a sumptuous master bedroom.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
Luxury Penthouse with International Appeal
ocated in the emerging modern surroundings of the ‘Zuid Axis’, this beautiful and luxurious new penthouse is situated on the 27th floor of the ‘Symphony’ building. This tasteful residence consists of one living level of some 381 m2 catering to every conceivable luxury and comfort. The property boasts a fireplace, custom-made kitchen, a study, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cinema. Fantastic views over Ams-
THE NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM PRICE EUR 3.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 381 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 5 E&V ID W-021819 CONTACT AMSTERDAM ZUID (NL) HOME VIEW INT. B.V. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +31 20 716 24 18 E-MAIL AMSTERDAMZUID@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
terdam can be enjoyed in all directions. Other amenities include two large parking spaces and ample storage. The district enjoys an excellent infrastructure with convenient proximity to the A10 motorway, the city centre and Schiphol Airport. Symphony is a timeless, monumental design offering a superb residential location for those seeking a dynamic environment with the historic heart of Amsterdam on the doorstep.
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PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE 226 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1973/LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE
Fully Refurbished Apartment with River Elbe Views
et directly on the banks of the River Elbe and just minutes’ walk from the centre of upmarket Blankenese, this apartment affords splendid and unobstructable riverfront views. It is situated on the ground floor of a residential building designed in a terrace-like style, and finds itself in a superb technical and aesthetic condition thanks to extensive refurbishment in 2011/2012. A spacious living area blends in harmoniously with
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 142 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 2.5 E&V ID W-01FU23 CONTACT HAMBURG-BLANKENESE (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 866 06 50 E-MAIL BLANKENESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the dining area and open plan kitchen, which boasts an elegant white design and Allmilmö fittings. Sliding glass doors open onto the sunny south-facing terrace, laid with bangkirai decking, and the small share of the garden plot with special rights of use. This offering is rounded off by a communal pool and sauna area, also overlooking the river and the famous ‘Treppenviertel’ or staircase quarter, as well as a private garage.
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PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 133 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Main Unit in Exclusive Mansion Next to Park
his grand property is located in one of the finest residential roads in the Othmarschen district, alongside the Jenischpark and just minutes from the River Elbe. The immediate neighbourhood is dominated by substantial properties on large plots. This mansion has been individually designed to a superb specification. The generously dimensioned entrance features an elevator with access to all levels. The main unit for sale
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 3.9 MILL. E&V ID W-01OMIR INTERIOR APPROX. 326 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,056 m2 CONTACT HAMBURG-BLANKENESE (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 866 06 50 E-MAIL BLANKENESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
spans the ground floor, first floor and lower ground floor with a spa and various utility rooms. The property impresses with its high ceilings and doorways, as well as its spacious interiors graced with a sleek, modern living concept. Superior doussie wood floors, large windows overlooking the green surroundings, and the various levels that make up the living area give this home a particularly special touch.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 118 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1966
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 885,000 E&V ID W-01ZYI1 INTERIOR APPROX. 330 m2 LAND APPROX. 864 m2 CONTACT
Pure Luxury with a High-End Interior in Frohnau
BERLIN-FROHNAU (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 40 63 85 00 E-MAIL BERLINFROHNAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
uilt in 1966, this modernised six-room property is located in the idyllic and green environs of Frohnau. It features a self-contained maisonette apartment in superb condition, and impresses with a tasteful and high-quality appointment throughout. Exclusive furnishings and an indoor and outdoor fireplace enhance the overall impression of refinement still further. The prestigious living room has large sliding
doors that look out onto the beautiful, mature grounds, featuring a garden pond landscaped with terraces. The house comprises three bathrooms and two kitchens that leave nothing to be desired. Together with the apartment and live-in basement, this property is suitable for a variety of possible usages – from a substantial residence to a multi-generation house or a combination of home and work life under one roof.
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PHOTOS: MARIA NOGLIK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 44.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 1.79 MILL. E&V ID W-01E0M0 TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 542 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2 CONTACT
Brand-New Mansion 200 m from the City Border
BERLIN-LICHTENRADE (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 856 13 24 90 E-MAIL BERLINLICHTENRADE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
estled idyllically between meadows and woodland, yet just a stone’s throw from the capital – this dream property is located some 200 metres south of Berlin’s Lichtenrade district. Completed at the end of 2013, it has an interior of approx. 367 m². Only the highest quality materials have been used here, culminating in a superb specification. The outstanding plot, featuring the latest security and surveillance,
as well as a heated pool and Jacuzzi, was finished in the spring of 2014. The ground floor has two separate kitchens, and an open plan hallway, dining and living area, with impressive room heights of 3 to 6 metres. The other levels host a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en suite bathroom, six further rooms with four bathrooms, a spa and fitness area with a Finnish steam room and plunge pool, as well as a private cinema.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 36 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1925/2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Unique Bauhaus Design in the Heart of Jena
his listed residence and workshop in the centre of Jena is a prime example of the work of architecture firm Schreiter & Schlag, dating from 1925. The details of the construction design, preserved in their original form, bear distinctive references to the world-famous ‘Master’s Houses’ in Dessau. The ensemble was restored in 2002 with the full involvement of experts. Now updated to modern standards, the property
GERMANY, THURINGIA PRICE EUR 840,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 357 m2 LAND APPROX. 516 m2 E&V ID W-0211WZ CONTACT JENA (DE) EV IMMOBILIEN GMBH JENA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 3641 23 26 40 E-MAIL JENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
comprises a four-room apartment featuring an open plan kitchen and sunny terrace on the first floor, a guest apartment, a capacious workshop/studio and a large archive basement. Beautifully restored details such as the tubular radiators, oak parquet floors, sliding doors, built-in cupboards, day skylights, a fireplace, and original bathroom and kitchen tiles all now sit in harmony alongside modern technical home comforts.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 73.20 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1978 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Dream Property with Enormous Potential
his prestigious townhouse affords stunning views over Bad Kreuznach. Its attractive layout makes it suitable for a variety of different possible usages, such as work and home life under one roof, multi-generation living, as a disabled-friendly house – the option of installing an elevator is open – or for an exceptionally spacious home with ample space for pursuing hobbies. In 2014, the property was fully modernised with much
GERMANY, RHINELAND-PALATINATE PRICE EUR 1.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,040 m2 E&V ID W-0217ZS CONTACT BAD KREUZNACH (DE) RALF SCHNEIDER IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 671 483 14 65 E-MAIL BADKREUZNACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
loving attention to detail, the finest materials and the highest technical specification. This standard is also reflected, for example, in the superior bathroom fittings and the spa area with a sauna. Located in the most desirable area of Bad Kreuznach, the land plot is graced with mature trees. The proximity to the cities of Frankfurt, Mainz and Wiesbaden and the mild climate add still further to the attractiveness of this property.
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PHOTOS: RAINER JAGUSCH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 98 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Penthouse with Incredible Comforts
amp-Lintfort, to the northwest of the Ruhr region, is evolving into a modern location for business, with new jobs emerging thanks to its new university. This beautiful, barrier-free and individually designed penthouse is situated in a grand townhouse between the town centre, Kloster Kamp, the golf course and campus. Light porcelain stoneware floors, full-length windows and two luxury bathrooms are just some
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 420,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 164 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-020H76 CONTACT MOERS (DE) EV MOERS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2841 139 38 30 E-MAIL MOERS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
hallmarks of the contemporary style on offer. The large living area is open plan, featuring a highly appealing layout at the same time, with an eat-in kitchen that opens onto the outdoor terrace. Three bedrooms round off this bright and airy apartment. Spanning some 40 m2 on the south side of the property, the terrace forms the ideal place to relax. The apartment also affords two individual garages and a basement room of some 30 m2.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 118.40 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Classical Elegance & Luxury Ambience in Prime Location
his classically elegant jewel is located at the most desirable address in the Krefeld district of Forstwald. The size of the southwest-facing plot is in keeping with the dimensions of the property itself. Superbly conceived, the approx. 270 m² interior comprises seven rooms, each of which evoke spaciousness and luxury. Besides the room heights of almost 3 metres, the grand flair is also reflected in high-end doors and frames, travertine, an
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 270 m2 LAND APPROX. 847 m2 E&V ID W-021G7L CONTACT KREFELD (DE) EV KREFELD IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2151 78 29 60 E-MAIL KREFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
exclusive fitted kitchen and handcrafted wooden fittings. A separate threeroom apartment of some 72 m² with a side entrance is designed in such a way that the idyllic garden of the main house remains unoverlooked. The living areas are complemented by further utility space of approx. 222 m², featuring superb fittings and partially suited to living space. The property is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Düsseldorf.
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PHOTOS: MICHAEL WEEGEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 53.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Exquisite Architecture Next to Woodland
plit levels and varying ceiling heights give this property a special uniqueness all of its own. Flooded with daylight and boasting 5.5-metre ceilings, the prestigious living room forms a superb focal point for family life, complemented by a homely fireplace and very cosy media level. The upper floor of the residence consists of two bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. Large sliding doors open out onto the main
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 3.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 330 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,500 m2 E&V ID W-00G0MO CONTACT ESSEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 201 43 61 61 E-MAIL ESSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
terrace, forming a wonderful continuation of the living area during the summer months. A private home spa, complete with a sauna and fitness suite, leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. Another splendid highlight of this property is the terrace, which leads on to an exclusive indoor pool. Technical highlights of this home also include a Mediacraft multi-room audio system and a sophisticated security alarm system.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 65.1 kWh/m2a, PRIMARY FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 74.5 kWh/m2a, WARM WATER INCLUDED – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Classical Modernism Refined to Perfection
et in an idyllic location and planned in a unique way, this property is predestined to set new standards in superior living. The notion of the Bauhaus architects to ‘reduce everything to the bare essentials’ has been realised here in exemplary fashion. This emphasis on practicality sets the highest benchmarks in terms of quality at the same time. The purist and authentic materials concrete, screed, natural wood and glass within
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 455 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,971 m2 E&V ID W-021FM3 CONTACT WITTEN (DE) ROTHMANN IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2302 91 46 10 E-MAIL WITTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the interior reflect the reduced formal expression of the exterior. Glazed sliding doors along the south elevation of the house maximise the outlook over the park-like land plot. Particular emphasis was placed during the conception of the building on energy sustainability. A self-contained apartment and a separate guest wing round off this residence. The A40, A43 and A44 motorways can be reached from here in approximately two minutes.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 190 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1981
Outstanding Dream Home in Wachtberg
ts location and design concept mean that this marvellous residence is almost completely concealed from outside view, thereby ensuring a high level of privacy. The sleek and open plan architecture gives rise to a sense of timelessness that carries through the entire house. One particularly impressive highlight is the magnificent living/dining area, spanning some 130 m2, which forms the natural heart of this home.
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 770 m2 LAND APPROX. 5,500 m2 E&V ID W-00GMGM CONTACT BONN (DE) EV BONN IMMOBILIEN SPOHR E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 228 42 27 70 E-MAIL BONN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Large window frontages along the garden elevation ensure that everchanging views can be enjoyed overlooking the beautiful garden grounds. The air of exclusivity and sumptuousness that pervades the property is also underlined by a home spa complex. The private underground garage offers space for up to 10 vehicles, whilst guests can be comfortably accommodated in a separate, self-contained apartment.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 141 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Fine Living in the Philosophers’ Quarter
his outstanding four-room apartment is impressive both for its prime location in Mannheim’s Philosophers’ Quarter and for its exclusive appointment standard. The spacious living/dining area and the adjoining kitchen are fitted with full-length lattice windows, filling the entire space with ample daylight and creating a pleasant ambience underlined still further by the approx. 2.9-metre ceilings. The large
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 875,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 176 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-01ZO3D CONTACT MANNHEIM (DE) RHEIN-NECKAR-PFALZ IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 621 400 40 50 E-MAIL MANNHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and well-proportioned bedrooms each open onto a balcony with views overlooking the communal garden, which is landscaped in a park-like style. In addition to a BUS system, a video surveillance system, underfloor heating and electric shutters, the apartment also boasts exclusive surface finishes such as granite floors, solid parquet floors and marble. An underground garage and a basement room round off this listing.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 101.20 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1959 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Isny in Allgäu
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 404 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,220 m2 E&V ID W-00YXM6 CONTACT
The Dream of a Life in the Country
KEMPTEN (DE) ALLGÄU-IMMOBILIEN KEMPTEN EUGEN JOSEF MAUCHER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 831 960 79 00 E-MAIL KEMPTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
et in a standalone position at the foot of the Adelegg mountains, this superb home forms a harmonious blend of pure natural beauty and superior living. Upon entry to the plot, the fantastic mountain panorama from the sun-drenched estate cannot fail to impress. The quality of the building is owed to thorough modernisation carried out in 2000. The heart of the house is formed on the ground floor by the convergence of
a dining and living room with a fireplace room, with patio doors that open to the garden. The upper floors play host to seven rooms, three bathrooms, a dressing closet and other rooms. The swimming pool, facing towards the office, could be reinstated. Four garages are available for vehicles. The charming garden with various terraces, seating areas and an inviting sauna herald an oasis of peace and relaxation.
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Beautifully Refurbished Home in Prime Location
his prestigious mansion was built in 1988 to the highest specification in an extremely desirable neighbourhood. Costly renovation has been carried out on the property ever since, with extensive modernisation work having taken place in 2015. As a result, the property finds itself in immaculate condition, meeting the finest standards of contemporary living. The large, spacious living/dining area with its fireplace room is worthy
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of particular note. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the ground floor with radiant daylight, as well as making the most of the views over the parklike garden. The attic level accommodates a parent wing comprising two rooms and a master bathroom. Meanwhile, the day-lit lower ground floor plays host, amongst other living rooms, to a large sauna area. Outside, the newly landscaped terrace offers ample scope for relaxation.
PHOTOS: SABINE FOTH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 145.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1988 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 309 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,180 m2 E&V ID W-0145QU CONTACT ERLANGEN (DE) LECHNER IMMOBILIEN GBR
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 208.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1995 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Magnificent Mansion with Far-Reaching Views
his exclusive home was built in 1995 in a prime location on the edge of the town of Friedberg. It comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms in total, as well as an elegant private spa featuring an indoor swimming pool and Whirlpool. Landscaped in a park-like style, the garden grounds can also be enjoyed during the colder months of the year through the large window frontages of the property. Superior hardwood parquet in
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 285 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,065 m2 E&V ID W-01EVNN CONTACT AUGSBURG (DE) HÖPKER IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 821 46 09 33 30 E-MAIL AUGSBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the bedrooms blends in harmoniously with the white wooden built-in cupboards, which offer ample additional storage. Italian marble has been laid throughout the living area, combined with the comfort of underfloor heating. The first-class materials and advanced technologies fitted throughout this architect-designed property culminate in a superb blend of tasteful luxury and the highest standards of functionality in every single detail.
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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 88.9 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Beautiful Country Home in Idyllic Surroundings
panning approx. 250 m² with additional utility space of some 150 m², this property affords all the comforts of sophisticated living. The large kitchen, living and dining area form a particularly inviting highlight, complete with an open fireplace in a marble surround and exclusive kitchen fittings complemented by Miele appliances. Another special technical feature is the ceiling heating system. The four bedrooms offer ample scope for
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 755,000 E&V ID W-01Z9QD INTERIOR APPROX. 250 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2 CONTACT MEMMINGEN (DE) MANG & MAUCHER ALLGÄU-IMMOBILIEN MEMMINGEN OHG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8331 96 16 60 E-MAIL MEMMINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
withdrawing in comfort and privacy, thanks to their advantageous layout. A flue for wood directly alongside the fireplace ensures convenient fueling of the fire. The double garage and the exclusively landscaped grounds with a charming courtyard and entrance area enhance the superiority of this home still further. The latest heating technologies including top brand pellet heating and a direct fresh water system speak for themselves.
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Farmhouse with Ample Scope for Creativity & Romance
his exceptional farmhouse ensemble is situated in a standalone position, approx. 10 kilometres south of Weilheim in Upper Bavaria. Open fireplaces and old floorboards transport residents and guests here back into an almost forgotten era, creating a sense of peace and security far removed from today’s hectic world. By way of stylistic contrast, the newly converted threshing floor is now more reminiscent of a New York
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 544 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,700 m2 E&V ID W-020GPZ CONTACT BAD TÖLZ (DE) EUV OBERLAND RESIDENTIAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8041 79 57 60 E-MAIL BADTOELZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
loft. A separate workspace has been introduced here on the ground floor and gallery level, offering ample scope for artistic pursuits or professional endeavours. The guest apartment on the roof level impresses with an elegant white interior and exposed ceiling beams. The modern ambience is juxtaposed here with the old wood rafters to superb effect. This is a beautiful place where creativity thrives and the soul is set free.
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PHOTOS: CHRISTINE DEMPF – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1886
Refurbished Jewel in Prime Inner-City Location
his large and impressive old apartment is located in the very centre of Munich, in a listed building dating from 1886. The interiors of this home are aligned around a light-flooded inner courtyard. Comprising five bedrooms and three bathrooms overall, as well as two terraces in the style of a ship’s deck on various levels, and a balcony, this apartment is a true gem indeed. Its prestige is enhanced still further thanks to
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 5.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 370 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 8 E&V ID W-01XFOZ CONTACT MÜNCHEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS MÜNCHEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 89 998 99 60 E-MAIL MUENCHEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
beautiful parquet floors and high ceilings with stucco ornamentation, an open fireplace in the living room and high-quality fittings throughout. A superb eat-in kitchen by bulthaup, bathrooms by Philippe Starck and a bar in a New York style round off the fantastic home ambience on offer here at the heart of the historic city centre, at a most desirable address close to the famous ‘Marienplatz’ and ‘Viktualienmarkt’.
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PHOTOS: CHRISTINE DEMPF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 121 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1977 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Valley near Munich
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 3.06 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 750 m2 LAND APPROX. 25,400 m2 E&V ID W-021FBT CONTACT MÜNCHNER SÜDEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS MÜNCHEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 89 649 88 60 E-MAIL MUENCHNERSUEDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ituated in an absolutely idyllic, secluded location between Munich and Tegernsee, this exceptional and substantial property affords delightful views over the Alpine peaks. The land plot spans some 25,400 m², half of which is cleared and half of which is woodland. In addition to the main house there is a spacious guesthouse, three garages, stables, a swimming pool with a bathhouse and a tennis court with a small
pavilion. This dwelling is absolutely ideal for anyone seeking tranquillity and the convenience of good connections to Munich and the airport, as well as to the Tegernsee lake and the mountains. The estate would also make a beautiful rural haven for family life and holidays. The numerous outbuildings offer ample space and could be used for a variety of uses. The amenities on offer also lend themselves to the rearing of horses.
Country Residence with Private Woodland
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Chrome, nickel, brass, bronze, copper and gold; THG Paris makes exquisite bathroom ﬁxtures from a variety of precious materials. Not only have the company owners Laurence and Michel Gosse fulﬁlled some unconventional customer requests over the years, but they have also launched wonderfully diverse collections of taps and faucets. Some are baroque, others minimalistic, but all of them reﬂect the star interior designers’ skilled savoir-faire and creative imagination.
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Born of Fire: Precious Fittings From the Kremlin in Moscow to the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, from the Saudi Arabian embassy in Cairo to some of the world’s most glamorous mega-yachts: designer bathroom fittings by THG are used whenever the brief calls for high-end luxury. So what drives the incredible success of the company from Béthencourt-sur-Mer? Traditional craftsmanship, a family heritage – and an undying passion for aesthetics. TEXT: Tina Schneider-Rading
Meticulous craftsmanship in action: The “Coquilleur” pours the molten metal into a mold for a tap.
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3 1 Lingerie designer Chantal Thomass created the “Poèmes” collection 2 The shape of the “Pétale de Cristal” range was inspired by the lotus flower 3 THG equips around 20 yachts every year; the Siren is available to charter 4 The company factory in the 1950s 5 French national pride on the front of the first catalog 6 Designer Alberto Pinto presented clear-cut elegance with “Le 11” 7 A sleek contemporary look: “Anoa” with horn knobs 8 The elegant interior of Hôtel Keppler, created by Michel Gosse’s favorite designer, Pierre-Yves Rochon 9 Five-star customer: the Emirates Palace 10 A specialist for neo-classical shapes: designer Olivier Gagnère.
“We have customers in all corners of the world – and for every single one we have the perfect fitting.” MICHEL GOSSE 6
perches on top of a gold-plated tal wall tiles, washbasins made of polished marble, and bathtubs tap, a drumstick in either hand. The putto seems that are covered with the finest Hermès leather. Only last year, to be awaiting his cue – although, in truth, he has Gosse and his wife opened a showroom in Shanghai. The Chinese market is flourishing, and the firm’s customers here include long been the master of his surroundings. Here, in the bathroom of the “Regina d’Italia,” the fathe five-star hotels The Peninsula Shanghai and the Waldorf Asmous 51-meter yacht owned by fashion designtoria in Beijing. ers Domenico Dolce und Stefano Gabbana, this Before taking over at the helm of the company, Michel Gosse particular faucet commands center stage. Creworked his way through all its departments and today is not only ative minds and royals alike have a passion for married to the founder’s daughter, but to the entire company. For the playfully baroque fitting “Amour de Trithe 230 employees, of whom around 200 work in production, the anon” by THG. Customers of the French company include the Krem“Patron” is a boss on an equal footing, a man for whom “we” takes lin in Moscow, the seven-star Burj al Arab in Dubai, the Paris Ritz precedence over the buzz of a business ego trip. “When we design – and many more of the world’s most expensive, exclusive hotels. a new collection,” explains Gosse, “we always focus on our customThe firm’s customers can be distilled down to one very simple comers and all their various facets. They are all so diﬀerent – in their mon denominator: wherever glamor is at home you’ll probably also culture, religion, habits and their mentalities.” find THG faucets, showerheads and towel holders in the bathrooms. Products made using semi-precious gems are especially popular The medium-sized company, which is headquartered in Russia, and are also frequently seen in bathrooms on luxury yachts. In the Middle East, women and men in Béthencourt-sur-Mer, roughly 150 km to the east of Paris, has the initials of its founders as its name. In the have their own separate bath1950s, the toolmakers André Tetard and Julien Haurooms. Here, THG provides diquez joined forces with Alexandre Grisoni; at the end masculine, angular fittings of the ’80s, Tetrad’s daughter, Laurence, took over and for the gentlemen while the labrought her partner, Michel Gosse, into the company. dies’ bathrooms usually feature a more playful design. AmeriOnly a dozen years ago, the new company director – originally a motor mechanic – had to beg for a meetcan customers love retro looks, ing with the French crystal giant Calque. Miand one of the best-selling prodchel Gosse had joined the company only a few ucts in the U.S. is an elegant inyears previously and THG was feeling the presdustrial design with levers instead sure from the competition in Germany and Itof knobs. aly. Although he had not trained in the trade, Gosse is particularly fond of the Gosse had two invaluable talents: curiosity and designs of his compatriot Pierreinventiveness. Gosse is someone who loves to Yves Rochon. A star in the interior tinker around and new combinations of matedesign world, Rochon has been rerials fascinate him. He got hold of some crystal sponsible for the interiors of many elements by Lalique and started experimenting. a five-star ho- tel. His ranges “Faubourg,” “Frivole” Up until this point, most taps and bathroom and “Froufrou” feature timelessly elegant fi xtures Success through new combithat exude an eﬀortless, typically French savoirfi xtures were made of metal or, very occasionalnations of materials: THG divivre. “Rochon is a master of uniting metal and ly, porcelain, and nobody could envisage crystal rector Michel Gosse (front). porcelain harmoniously. This makes his collections knobs – with the exception of Monsieur Gosse. His father-in-law and THG founder André Tetard (center, very much in demand all over the world – which is Aided by his natural creativity, he made the trarear photo) with Julien Hauditional company fit for the international marexceptionally rare in our segment,” Gosse explains. diquez and Alexandre Grisoni. ket: “The cooperation with Lalique was our rom prototypes to final finishing, at THG breakthrough and my most wonderful moment everything is produced under one roof. So in the company,” he says. “An international premium brand enwhich stage is the most important? “For me it trusting their crystal to a small manufacturer of bathroom fittings. is quite clearly what goes on in the foundry,” says Gosse. Working in This collaboration helped us to achieve international success.” the metal melting department, where the glowing molten brass aloday, THG works with illustrious partners such as Bernardaud, loy – a blend of copper and zinc – runs from the crucibles is a tough and dirty job. That’s where the brass is poured into the molds to Baccarat, Daum and Christofle. From porcelain manufacturers make the basic fittings. The alloy forms when the metal has cooled. to fine crystal ateliers, these names represent the very highest “This work requires incredible care, expertise and strength.” The pinnacle of their respective craft in France. THG also has designers end product of this unique combination is perfection. lining up to work with them, including Alberto Pinto, Studio Putman and Olivier Gagnère. The label has over one hundred collections of The plating studio is Gosse’s favorite place in the company: “This haute-couture pieces for bathrooms. The knobs and handles are highis where the items are plated, with gold or rhodinated silver, with ly polished masterpieces, embellished with horn, made of crystal ilcopper or nickel. It is the shiny highlight of the company,” he jokes. It is also the place where 40 diﬀerent alloys are used to create an luminated from the inside, executed in the finest porcelain or beautiunrivalled choice of finishes. The company’s artistry and craftsfully silver-plated. For instance, the elegant miniature corsets with a manship were recognized recently when it was awarded the prespretty bow created by lingerie designer Chantal Thomass. In the “Batigious French “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” quality label by roque” collection the faucets resemble a lion’s head or a swan’s neck the French government. THG’s creations are now “living heritage” made of brushed silver, matt or shiny gold. The Parisian showroom is situated on the prestigious Boulevard which oﬃcially puts them up there in the illustrious category of French national treasures. And one cannot help but feel that the Haussmann and attracts interior design bloggers and stylists from around the world. This is where the deluxe THG fittings are distrue heritage of this unique company is the recognition that bathplayed in their natural environment: bathrooms with engraved crysTSR rooms are definitely a family aﬀair. sall figure of a child
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1 Nicolas Ghesquière and Michelle Williams 2 Daniella Luxembourg, Larry Gagosian and Chrissie Erpf 3 Sophie Calle 4 Aymeline Valade 5 Jacques Grange, Marisa Berenson, Carla Starlite and Pierre Passebon 6 Natalia Vodianova and Antoine Arnault 7 Sidney Toledano, Prince Albert of Monaco and Alain Delon 8 Pierre Rosenberg, Beatrice de Rothschild and Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres 9 Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Marino 10 Marion Cotillard and Raf Simons 11 Frank Gehry, Bernard Arnault and François Hollande 12 Sofia Coppola 13 Setsuko Klossowska De Rola.
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A Home for the Arts
… in the heart of Paris: Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton has opened near the banks of the river Seine.
t looks like a ship: the
Fondation Louis Vuitton museum in the middle of the city’s Bois de Boulogne park. French President François Hollande formally opened the impressive building made of concrete, glass and wood, which is one of the very few private museums in France. The Fondation Louis Vuitton museum is the result of a collaboration between Canadian star architect Frank Gehry and Bernard Arnault, the passionate art collector and chairman of the Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) luxury goods group. With this project, Arnault has turned one of his dreams into
reality. The idea was to create a cultural center which would be more than just a permanent home for Arnault’s personal art collection. Rather, it is envisaged that the building will also showcase temporary exhibitions of modern art, and will be used as a concert venue. After the opening ceremony the international guests of the Fondation Louis Vuitton were invited to experience the illumination of the building, conceived by French lighting designer Hervé D escottes, and to enjoy a performance by opera singer Natalie Dessay. All names and addresses on page 158.
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New York’s media VIPs celebrated the final showing of “Pilgrimage,” an Annie Leibovitz exhibition at the New York Historical Society.
he is one of the most important contemporary photographers:
Annie Leibovitz had Sting covered entirely in mud before making him do yoga in a desert. She photographed John Lennon five hours before he was assassinated, and snapped a heavily pregnant, nude Demi Moore. In short, there is hardly a celebrity who has not been in front of her camera. Her show “Pilgrimage” is a totally different kind of exhibition: there are no faces to be seen. Starting at cult geographical locations like Niagara Falls, Leibovitz takes the viewer to places of literature, painting, pop culture, and sites of intellectual and political history. Her use of objects which belonged to Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Elvis Presley and Abraham Lincoln, allows her to create an extensive narrative arc. New York was the final leg of this traveling exhibition, which had been organized for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
1 Exhibition by Annie Leibovitz at the New York Historical Society 2 Elvis Presley’s TV 3 Annie Leibovitz 4 Jessica Diehl, Grace Coddington 5 A pigeon’s skeleton that belonged to Charles Darwin 6 Annie Leibovitz, Anna Wintour, Diana DiMenna 7 Pam Schafler, Annie Leibovitz and Louise Mirrer.
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For Kenneth Willardt, beauty is far more than just a word – it is the basis for his work. The beauty and fashion photographer from Denmark is no stranger to the world of beauty, either. This 304-page volume takes us on a tour of glittering eyes, the alluring Lara Stone and uncontrived nude photographs. Paging through, you cannot help but muse on the following words from the foreword: “Beauty (...) is the instrument of seduction. It is (…) out there to be seen, touched, smelled, and ultimately desired.”
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Let the games begin – as we take a break from reading for a while. Eternal Fame is a memory game with 72 cards featuring Adidas’ 36 most famous sneakers from recent decades – boxing, tennis, running and soccer shoes. The game comes with three diﬀerent covers and includes interesting background information and an overview of the models. A must-have for sneaker fans!
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Humorous & inventive – that sums up Fictions. In this book, photographer Filip Dujardin lends the architecture of his home town, Ghent, a new reality with photo montages that are guaranteed to make you smile: highway overpasses supported by magical pillars, impossible feats of engineering and suburban houses built beside giant boulders. Wait, what’s that pool doing on the beach? Superb!
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Interesting stories of successful men. This 224-page volume portrays 20 well-known Germans, featuring their biographies, passions and the odd anecdote from their lives. The selection includes coﬀee roaster & horse lover Albert Darboven, entrepreneur & artist Claus Hipp, musician Peter Maﬀay, ballet director John Neumeier, real estate mogul & polo player Christian Völkers and entrepreneur & designer Rolf Sachs. Man, what a collection!
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This is the 14th edition of Bruce Weber’s All-American series – a fascinating portfolio of collaborations between the star photographer and other photographers, some still unknown at the time, poets, essayists and individualists. Subtitled Aﬀairs of the Heart, the 200-page volume is dedicated to the personal motivations that drive creative FC lives, as expressed by the artists in images and words.
TEXT: FRIDA CRUZ; PHOTOS: © 2014 KENNETH WILLARDT (1), © RUTH MARCUS/KNESEBECK VERLAG (1), © ANDREAS LICHT/KNESEBECK VERLAG (1), © HIMMELSPACH PUBLISHING /DONKEY PRODUCTS (1), © ALL-AMERICAN XIV – AFFAIRS OF THE HEART BY BRUCE WEBER, PUBLISHED BY TENEUES, PHOTO © FLIP SCHULTE
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far back oﬀ Park Avenue, with a raised plaza covered in travertine open to the public 24 hours a day, was revolutionary. She refers to a 1959 air photo, saying “you can hardly find it there, it is so tiny, but in a street-side view, Seagram changes the street.” One of her profession’s top honors, Phyllis Lambert was awarded the Golden Lion by the 2014 Venice Biennale’s curator Rem Koolhaas. His award statement said simply and accurately “Architects make architecture; Phyllis Lambert makes architects.” It is not to diminish Mies’ achievement at Seagram to admit the role played by Phyllis Lambert and others. Just the opposite, only o set the tower
a hungry, confident mind could deal with the force of her personality and ideas. Seagram rose above the level of so many other buildings produced by Mies’ Chicago oﬃce precisely because of this learned dialogue between architect and architecturally-engaged client. In the end, we do not need to jettison the concept of “starchitect” so much as supplement it with a complimentary sister calling, the “starclient.” Whether at Seagram, Biltmore, Milton Park or her own museum, Phyllis Lambert is a starclient with few equals. We would have a better world if more people of her power and influence copied her, rather than commission the cloned ideas of starchitects. TB
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as the star architect of railway stations, bridges and auditoriums. The Spaniard also recently designed the new main building for the Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, which looks as elegant as it looks spectacular. The roughly 70-hectare campus just outside the city of Lakeland is located in a landscape featuring a lot of water. Fittingly, Calatrava also sited his sculpture-like design for the “university of the future” in the middle of a lake. From a distance, the new, white, 18,500-square meter building could easily be mistaken for a stadium or an enormous concert hall. Only an aerial view of the gracefully shaped construction reveals that the seemingly circular building is actually a narrow ellipse – which is reminiscent of the shape of an eye. On the inside, seminar rooms, research labs, oﬃces and an auditorium for lectures and conferences are clustered around the building’s central space. The frontage is classic Calatrava: slender metal struts form a curved trellis shaped like palm leaves. This casts fascinating shadows, while its symmetrical perfection is also reflected in the water. The undisputed highlight and hallmark of this feat of engineering is widely considered to be the roof, which soars over the building’s palm leaf structure and has the appearance of a kind of fin or a sail. With the design of this university building, Calatrava, who UA considers architecture the most abstract form of art, has stayed true to himself.
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TEXT: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: CO URTESY OF FLORIDA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (2), PORTRAIT: MICHAEL FALCO
Eye-catching: the Florida Polytechnic University building by Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava.
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