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WELCOME

Dear Readers, part from real estate, polo is my real passion. This is why the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup is an important event for me every year. In July, we will be inviting employees, business partners, friends and guests from all parts of the world to Majorca for the seventh time. Once again we were able to sign up top players for this summer’s tournament, who will be competing at the highest skill level. But polo is much more than just a sport. It is a lifestyle, which in the case of the Engel & Völkers Cup in Son Coll, also includes bringing the event to a close in good company – with an Argentinian asado. Polo is an extension of my professional life. The fascinating interplay between humans and animals is all about exclusivity, passion and professionalism – precisely the values that our brand stands for. The success of the global Engel & Völkers network is built on strict rules and systems. With this successful concept, we are pressing ahead with the expansion of our business in North America. Last year we moved into our new U.S. headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City, and are now represented in the United States with more than 60 offices. In February, our first Canadian partners opened their locations. The real estate crisis is coming to an end in the United States as well: with annual sales totaling more than one trillion dollars and more than 5 million transactions, the U.S. market is experiencing an upswing. Prime locations in Manhattan and Silicon Valley see new record prices being paid. High-end real estate hardly lost any of its value during the global financial crisis, and remains a secure investment with expected, continuing increases in value. Our partners in Dallas are already planning to launch further ten offices in order to meet the rising demand. In metropolitan areas, just like in the growing U.S. technology hubs – Austin, Seattle, Chicago and Miami – there is currently no end to this upward trend in sight. Sincerely

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WELCOME

Dream Big … There is no other city that gets you dreaming like L.A. “Of course, it’s the weather, the palm trees, the lifestyle,” some think, as they put on their sunglasses and watch the glamorous scenes at the pool of the Beverly Hills Hotel, also known as the Pink Palace. (Speaking of which – starting on page 52, we will get you in the mood for some cool, Hollywood-style refreshment.) Others use this creative melting pot to turn their dreams into reality. Like Benedikt Taschen, who has made the Hollywood Hills his second home. Thirty-five years ago, the unconventional entrepreneur from Cologne, Germany, founded his publishing house specializing in exquisite books, which brim over with passion – just like the publisher himself. Starting with comic books, he went on to introduce 1000 titles and created the biggest and most expensive book of the 20th century – about photographer Helmut Newton. In the garden of his residence, Chemosphere House, the restless visionary remembers some of the most amazing moments of his career. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is currently causing a stir with his unusual and very delicate style: washi paper, bamboo and hinoki wood are his favorite materials. Kuma has just been appointed by the Victoria & Albert Museum to design a spectacular new building in Scotland. Lots of white, tinted walnut and sandblasted wood dominate the interior of “Vertigo,” the latest, 67-meter yacht built by Alloy Yachts. The stunning interior of the beautiful ketch is the work of master designer Christian Liaigre.

“We publish books for every budget. The passion and love we invest in each of them are always the same, no matter what the price,” says Benedikt Taschen. He’s right! One of the most humorous, and at the same time affordable, new releases (only 12 euros, linen, hardcover) is the small illustrated book Man meets Woman by Yang Liu.

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Artist

ART KALIGOS His name says it all: in 2002 Art Kaligos moved to New York to study photography. For the last five years, he has been using his expertise to market the most beautiful shots for the Trunk Archive photo agency. For us, he brought together Hollywood stars at and in the pool (page 52).

Newcomer MARIA MUNDT

Maria Mundt, who has been working as a graphic designer at GG since September, dared to make the move from a village to the city of Hamburg. But she didn’t come unprepared: after completing her degree in communication design, Maria spent seven months working and traveling in Australia. Now she can totally dedicate herself to her passion for design. We are delighted to have her!

Sunshine

SASKIA HERMANN Vacations are great, especially on Bali! Of course Hamburg native Saskia Hermann does not only think about vacations: she loves her job in Premium Marketing at E&V. As a go-between for the GG publishing house, she also looks after our advertorials (starting on page 74) and the “For Sale” feature (starting on page 68).

SIMONE KNAUSS

Simone Knauss loves city trips and is crazy about tapas. She set off from Barcelona – her favorite city – for Madrid at short notice, when she received our assignment to write about the Spanish capital (see page 18). She has also been on a long journey professionally: in the last 15 years the journalist has written for a great number of renowned German interior design and lifestyle magazines, and published two books on home decor.

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Bundle of energy

JULIO CESAR FERNÁNDEZ MOURIÑO Boredom is not an option! At least not around our Spanish license partner Julio Cesar Fernández Mouriño. Fulfilling his customers’ wishes is his top priority. With a lot of energy, enthusiasm and love for his work, he found us a contact for the Madrid villa featured in our “For Sale” section (page 68).

PHOTOS: JOHANNES PAUL HÄUSSLER (1), NELE MARTENSEN (1)

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WOMAN Leather stickers by Anya Hindmarch in collaboration with Charlotte Stockdale of Chaos Fashion.

AT HOME 35 years of TASCHEN books. A conversation with Benedikt Taschen, the man who started out collecting comics and has revolutionized the publishing world with his exquisite taste for architecture, art and sex ...

PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

18 Madrid is catching up with Barcelona.

Designers are now rousing the Spanish capital from its creative slumber.

ART & DESIGN

22 Copper, bronze and precious stones –

artists are favoring exquisite materials.

INTERVIEW

24 Studio Job conceives designs, makes art, and loves blending the two.

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WOMAN MAN Turquoise beach look. Swim shorts “Bulldog Hulton Getty Swell Times” by Orlebar Brown.

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MAN

28 Downright lush. Greens define this season’s look for HIM.

LOOK

30 So delicate, so beautiful: furniture and

home accessories in new, powdery hues.

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AT HOME BENEDIKT TASCHEN

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lisher – Benedikt Taschen at his L.A. home Chemosphere House in the Hollywood Hills.

KENGO KUMA

44 His buildings have a meditative feel and

COOL POOLS

52 Rubber ducks, eveningwear, sexy suits

CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE

AT HOME Summertime & the living is easy. Hollywood goes swimming in style.

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connect to their environment. The Japanese architect finds inspiration when bathing in hot springs. and bathrobes – when Hollywood celebrities hit the pool, anything goes …

60 Like a Manhattan loft floating on water.

The luxurious minimalist interior of the superyacht “Vertigo” and the man who designed it.

PHOTOS: MARK SEELEN (1), WWW.BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU (1)

INTERVIEW A visual quintessence of London. Objet d’art “Big Ben” by Studio Job.


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FOR SALE A work of art you can live in – that’s how architect Benjamín Calleja Westling describes his design for the 800-square-meter villa situated in the sun-drenched countryside near Madrid.

FOR SALE

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A D SEC T I O N

ART & DESIGN “Making Africa” – African design in the Vitra Design Museum.

NEW HOME

68 Villa with a view. The Sierra de Guadarrama mountains are the perfect backdrop for this modern residence.

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

LOOK It all fits together perfectly: “Join” tableware by Mark Braun (Petite Friture).

74 Mansions, villas, office space – the best real estate around.

CLOSE UP OFFICES

164 Bottega Veneta is synonymous with luxurious leather goods. A visit to “Villa Montebello” in Vicenza.

EVENTS

170 Vienna, Venice, New York ….

Must-see shows around the world!

SOCIETY

172 Benedikt Taschen and the Stones – a gallery opening in Los Angeles.

BOOKS

174 Gems, curiosities and exciting reads for your coffee table or night stand – plus a piece of literary furniture.

PERSONAL

178 Daniel Libeskind and his icono-

raphic convention center in Mons.

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OFFICES Luxury without any flashy ingredients. Tomas Maier designs six collections a year for Bottega Veneta, with flair and precision.

ALWAYS EDITORIAL EDITOR’S LETTER ADDRESSES

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STAFF

177 Masthead.

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TRAVEL Designers love Madrid. This bracelet is made of gold and small porcelain lemons. (Andrés Gallardo).


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TRAVEL ART&DESIGN INTERVIEW WOMAN MAN LOOK

Madrid for Lovers of Art & Design

They say the Spanish capital only really wakes up in the evening, when it gets ready for the most important part of the day: nighttime. However, the melting pot has also much to offer during daytime. Art, design and creative people from all over the world have settled, or made their mark, here. Like Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who designed the CaixaForum museum and auditorium (pictured here: its spectacular stairway).

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A Place in the Sun Modern architecture, youthful design and relaxed waterfront lifestyles – times have changed the city of Madrid, which had a hard time competing with Barcelona. A vibrant art and design scene is growing in the Spanish capital, presenting new green spaces along the river. TEXT: Simone Knauss


PHOTOS: © HUBER-IMAGES.DE / CASSARO CLAUDIO

Flying futurism: The “LaCaixa” cultural center in central Madrid, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, seems to hover above the ground.

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At the Penadés from Málaga, who despite having studied in Barcelona, decided to open a design studio in the capital. Barcelona is still very trendy, center of the Spanish capital is the “Puerta del he adds, but there are also many social conventions to observe when Sol” or “sun gate.” It is the famous point of orliving there as a “hipster.” In Madrid, on the other hand, everything igin for all the major roads in Spain, which rais much more relaxed, he says. diate out from it like connecting beams of sunHere, you can simply live how and where you like: in the elegant Sallight. However, it was not the sun that enticed amanca neighborhood with its expensive stores, or around the Calle de Marre Moerel away from New York to Madrid – it was a yearning. “I was looking for something Serrano avenue north of Retiro Park. Others – like Marre Moerel, for completely new, for a fresh source of inspiration example – prefer the alternative Malasaña neighborhood, or La Latina and the opportunity to see life from a different with its picturesque, narrow old streets, in which the famous “El Rastro” flea market takes place every Sunday. As the city does not have one perspective,” says the designer, who was born in the Netherlands and single creative hub, the many artists, designers and architects from sports bleached, platinum blond braids. “And because I didn’t know around the world are scattered all over the city. “Madrid sometimes Madrid at all, I thought that I would probably find these things there.” Her hunch was right. For almost 13 years, the internationally reseems like a village to me,” says Marina Casal, laughing. “Almost all nowned designer has been living and working in her small studio in the creatives know each other.” Together with her boyfriend Andrés Gallardo, the graphic and textile designer came to Madrid to study. the Malasaña neighborhood. And to this day, the ideas just keep coming. Marre Moerel has developed a particular penchant for peculiar Since 2011, both of them have been designing lavish jewelry made of porcelain items. Inspired by the lavish shop window display of the porcelain, metal and leather for their label Andrésgallardo. What do neighboring butcher shop, she took casts they find most attractive about “their” city? of pigs’ feet, bull’s testicles, cow’s hearts “The contrasts! On the one hand, there are and other animal organs. The result: her fantastic museums like the Prado and the “Food on the Table” crockery. Somewhat Reina Sofia, but at the same time there is less eccentric, but also inspired by Spanish a large underground and street art scene, food, are Moerel’s “Hilo” vases, which are which is exhibited at the ‘Fresh Gallery’ in LA FRESH GALLERY shaped to resemble Spanish Baroque water Serrano, for example.” in Salamanca district, Conde de Aranda, 5 jugs. The vases are adorned with long ceuseums and galleries are not, howwww.lafreshgallery.com ramic strings, which are made with the aid ever, the only things that Madrid has DO DESIGN of a simple pastry bag and are reminiscent to offer in terms of art and culture. Concept store in Chueca selling fashion, of “churros,” traditional Spanish deep-fried The annual ARCOmadrid, which is said furniture and design, Calle Fernando VI, 13 pastries. “Madrid is a modern, cosmopolto be the most well attended art fair in the www.dodesign.es itan city, which has preserved its idiosynworld, took place in February. And almost crasies and Spanish traditions. To this day, concurrently, the “Just Mad Emerging Art BAR COCK Fair” provided a platform for up-and-coming I find that fascinating,” says the designer. A Madrid institution that serves the city’s She admits, however, that she is sometimes artists. Furthermore, for the last few years, best cocktails! Downtown, Calle Reina, 16 www.barcock.com homesick for New York and really feels like there has also been the “Matadero Madrid,” having a decent burger. Luckily, she can a cultural center in a former abattoir locatSALA DE DESPIECE satisfy both of these desires at the “Home ed in the Arganzuela district. The “MatadeUnusual restaurant concept in a Burger Bar” located in the Chamartín ro” hosts temporary exhibitions and presents market hall and abattoir-like setting. neighborhood. The bar’s interior was deconcerts and plays, and is absolutely worth a Serves excellent food, signed by Moerel herself. It is located on visit, not least because of its architecture. ÁlChamberí, Calle Ponzano, 11 the Paseo de la Castellana, the famous avvaro Catalán de Ocón is a regular visitor to www.academiadeldespiece.com the center. The Madrid-born industrial deenue that runs through the city. On either signer returned to his hometown after 14 side of the “Paseo” are the tilting twin towers designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burge, which form years in Milan, London and Barcelona. “I am excited about the changes the “Puerta de Europa.” Originally built as modern symbols of a new which have taken place, and which are not just cultural. The city is much beginning during the construction boom of the 1990s, the towers and greener than before!” He is referring to the gigantic expanse of parkland their slanted design have come to represent the precarious situation called “Madrid Río,” which has only been in existence since 2011 and on of the Spanish economy since the real estate bubble burst in 2008. whose edge the Matadero is located. risis? What crisis?” you feel like asking, when you walk through The orbital, multilane M-30 freeway used to wind its way along the the city these days. This is because there are no obvious signs of banks of the Manzanares River, spoiling them in the process. Today, it – at least not at first glance. The streets are bustling with peoit runs underground and in its place you now come upon stunningple, the street cafes and shops are as crowded as ever. At night peoly designed green spaces, old and new bridges, a number of playple eat, drink and dance in the clubs, restaurants and rooftop bars as grounds and sports fields, countless cafes, many trees – and bicycles. Since the advent of the crisis with its skyrocketing bus and subway though nothing had ever happened. Little wonder: Madrilenians are masters at celebrating life with all its ups and downs, even though ticket prices, cycling – which used to be frowned upon as a sign of unemployment remains high, numerous bars and shops had to close poverty – has become ever more popular among Madrilenians. Outside the car-free parks, however, cycling remains a perilous endeavand many apartments are vacant. So the shine of yesteryear has come or. That is why fashion designer Baruc Corazón prefers going places off –or at least it is considerably diminished – but in the end we still have our creativity! Where prosperity fades, there is room for someon foot. “My favorite spot in Madrid is the Plaza de Oriente with its thing new to evolve. That is how many of Marre Moerel’s younger coltrees and neatly trimmed hedges. I used to go for walks there with leagues see it, too. So of late, they have been deserting the trendy (but my parents as a child. And the views of the royal palace and the Sierra de Madrid are stunning every time.” As is the sun, setting beexpensive) city of Barcelona in favor of Madrid. “Madrilenians are aphind the trees in Casa de Campo park. SK proachable and friendly. I immediately felt at home here,” says Jorge the sun is rising in the heart of Madrid.

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Form follows fancy

Whether it’s abstract, curved, symmetrical, or just beautifully complex: good form always wins!

PUNK WATCH Audemars Piguet has been breaking the rules of watchmaking since 1875. This stunning gemstone studded cuff timepiece “Diamond Punk” is the most recent example.

HOT SPOT For owner Martin Williams, the “M Restaurant” is a boutique hotel without the beds. The spacious London eatery and bar, designed by René Dekker, offers an elegantly intimate atmosphere.

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TRICK OF THE EYE You thought this vase by French designer Florence Doléac entitled “XLS” was made of copper tubes, right? Wrong! They’re ceramic. Now, don’t go getting bent out of shape!

ARTFUL Tip it to one side, and before you know it, “Reflecting Mirror” by Danish artist Kristina Dam has turned into art.

CIN CIN A juniper-flavored spirit made from potatoes, Windspiel gin is dedicated to Frederick the Great, who introduced potatoes to Germany. The name is a tribute to another passion, too: Italian greyhounds (Eifelion). All names and addresses on page 176.

TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: JAMES SILVERMAN (1), TUALA HJARNØ (1)

PLACE TO RE(TIRE) Salvaged from the trunk: the limited edition “Leviathan Stool” by South African artist Kendell Geers from 2014 is made of plywood and patinated bronze.

HELLO AFRICA! “Mame,” a stunning work by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, is part of an exhibition called “Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design,” which is on display at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein through September 13, 2015.


A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME – WITH RIMOWA The 1920s marked the beginning of modern air travel and the golden age of Hollywood. In 1919, Hugo Junkers presented the world’s first all-metal commercial aircraft. It was made using the aircraft aluminum alloy discovered by Alfred Wilm in 1906. In 1950, RIMOWA presented its suitcase with the unmistakable grooved design made of the same material – at the time, it was the lightest suitcase in the world. RIMOWA was a real pioneer in the sector, starting the trend for lightweight luggage back then.

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The Upside-Down Designers They cast everyday objects in bronze, are equally inspired by cartoons and farmhouse furniture, and love staging grand productions. Together, Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets are Studio Job. Nynke Tynagel and Job Smeets, your work always straddles the frontier between design and art. How would you describe what you do?

Job Smeets: We are not really interested in defining what we do, as long as it is authentic and represents a contribution to the creative world. Even if some people say that we make art, we ourselves have never claimed to be doing this. Rather, we are continuing down the somewhat forgotten path of applied arts. Yes, we very much believe in a renaissance of this niche art form. Is that your overall concept, one which helps you

Where is your favorite place to work on your designs?

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Job Smeets: Nynke was “doomed” to end up as a designer simply because of her background. Her parents were already both working in the field, so it was in her blood. I could have become anything: a hobo, a writer, a clown or a lawyer. My blood is quite mercurial … ers?

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Nynke Tynagel: If that is a trend, which is quite possible, then we were there at its birth. When we started out, roughly 15 years ago, “haute design” did not exist. There was neither a market for, nor a culture of collecting designer objects. Without exception, the few one-of-a-kind pieces and limited editions made reference to – or were reactions to – the modern industrial era. What would you call your style? Nynke Tynagel: Sculptural design. pieces?

You often work with unusual materials like bronze or gold-plated surfaces. Is that due to having clients like Bisazza, Swarovski and Venini, or do you have a particular passion for these materials?

We were working with these kinds of materials long before we even had clients. We brought bronze into the design process because of its sculptural qualities, which are normally utilized in the arts. And we use gold to celebrate the wonderful works which were created in the applied arts in the 15th and 16th centuries – long before the advent of the Baroque era.

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What kinds of projects are you currently working on?

Nynke Tynagel: We are working on new products for the Italian design company Alessi, on a limited edition for Land Rover, as well as pieces for the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. In addition to this, we are also preparing exhibitions at Art Basel Miami, at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, at the Cooper Hewitt in New UA York and at the Faena Art in Buenos Aires.

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INTERVIEW: UTA ABENDROTH

Belgo-Dutch design duo Studio Job put our perceptions to the test: “Taj Mahal” table made of patinated and polished bronze (Carpenters Workshop Gallery).

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GG PROMOTION

“Carpets bring structure to a room, build bridges and create islands for us to settle our lives on.”

A Family Affair

ULRIKE BROERMANN

Carpets bring warmth, comfort and character to a room. Those by CAP are absolute masterpieces with an exquisite elegance.

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Wooden and stone floors might be very attractive aesthetically, but they don’t necessarily 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, just 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 very highest standard. Learn more at www.carpets-plaids.com ugs are experiencing a renaissance.

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Quite comical. Channel your inner Cinderella and electrify yourself and your dressing table with pop art.

7 FAST FIX Perfect for bad hair days and an instant injection of cool. Cap with acrylic letters, handmade in New York. Adeen, approximately € 150.

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2 STICKER Anja Hindmarch’s structured leather stickers transform handbags and phones into a personal work of art; Approximately € 45 apiece. 3 RECYCLED What an old drum dreams of: the “Fauteuil Seat Down Evolution – Marilyn.” By Trendy-Tub, € 465.

9 SMART! The eye-catching luggage cover “Lollipop“ is sure to stick out at the airport – and make people smile. By Loqi, approx. € 25.

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4 DOLLAR SIGN Better in your lounge than in your eyes: “Graphic Lamp Collection.” 5 By Delightfull, from approximately € 1,970.

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5 VIBRANT These colorful brushes (100 % vegan) by make-up artist Miriam Jacks will brighten up the dressing table. Jacks beauty line, from approx. € 20. 6 SUPERHERO This 712-page volume marks the 75th anniversary of Marvel Comics, the most influential comic book publisher ever. Taschen, € 75.

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8 ADORABLE French designer Olympia Le Tan created her “Disney Collection” with Cinderella in mind. Prettier than a prince! Approx. € 1,300.

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10 FRUITY Go bananas with the “Reality Banana Bowl” by Harry Allen, which packs a punch with and without fruit. Areaware, approximately € 120.

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11 VROOUM! Competes with any thriller: Couch table “Inosign“ with a printed glass top. By Baur, approx. € 70. 12 SWEET! Sometimes you need a sugar fix: “Cupcake” pouf looks good enough to eat. By Woouf!, approx. € 100. All names and addresses on page 176.

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1 COMIC STRIP Dive deep with Moschino’s quirky swimwear: the Spring/Summer ’15 look by Jeremy Scott will make temperatures rise.


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4 STRIPES Amazonite and marble: “Ruby Tree Collection” bowl by Bethan Gray, p.o.r.

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5 TRIPLETS We love the leaves on rug “Torn Between” by Deirdre Dyson, p.o.r.

7 AQUATIC Look good in these togs by Emilio Pucci and Orlebar Brown. Bulldog swim shorts, approximately € 225.

10 TICK TOCK Time to be cool: “Ice-Watch” from the “Ice-Forest” collection, approximately € 79.

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16 TOWER Suitcases with attitude: “The Leather Collection” by Maarten De Ceulaer for Galleria Nilufar, price on request. All names and addresses on page 176.

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3 SENSUAL Star anise, artemisia and fennel flower: “Black Absinthe” by Crabtree & Evelyn, approximately € 55.

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Clock” table clock made of powder-coated steel. Menu via design3000, approx. € 50 10 DECORATIVE “Titus” vase and metal stand, designed by Jaime Hayon. Paola C., approx. € 500 11 ELEGANT Soft light emanates from the “Couleurs” floor lamp by Fabrice Berrux. Dix Heures Dix, price on request. 12 LINE DESIGN “Pleats” cushion, from Lievore Altherr Molina’s “Remix” collection. Arper, approximately € 150. All names and addresses on page 176.

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True Tastemakers

BENEDIKT TASCHEN KENGO KUMA COOL POOLS CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE

They are admired, sometimes envied and often copied for their incredible original creations. Men like publisher Benedikt Taschen, whose extraordinarily beautiful and often racy books have been fascinating the world for 35 years. Christian Liaigre, the elegant master of minimalistic-luxurious interiors, known for his designs on land or at sea. Or architect Kengo Kuma, who is now transporting the art of building the Japanese way beyond his native shores.


35 YEARS OF Art, architecture and photography mixed with a gutsy dose of sex. What started as a young boy from Cologne in Germany with a passion for rare comics Benedikt Taschen turned into the biggest publishing house for spectacular books. INTERVIEW: Michaela Cordes

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Thumbs up! Benedikt Taschen on the roof of his first gallery, which he just opened on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.


Benedikt Taschen first visited Los Angeles in his twenties (photo on the right, 1981). “I immediately felt comfortable here. Probably because everything that had shaped me originated from here.” In 2001 the publisher (who belongs to today’s 200 most important art collectors, according to Artnews. com) acquired the Chemosphere House in Los Angeles, built by John Lautner in 1960. Having renovated the octagonal work of art with a lot of care and attention, he moved in.

With his unusual marketing tool, the TASCHENtruck, Taschen brought his books to the buyers. At book fairs, the TASCHEN stalls caused a stir, not only because of their unusual, often racy titles.


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“I want a TASCHEN book!” Daughter Marlene on the cover of one of the first catalogues. In 1999 Taschen celebrated his breakthrough with his first XXLbook on the work of photographer Helmut Newton (photo below). Taschen published this biggest and most expensive book of the 20th century as a limited edition, commissioned Philippe Starck to design a stand for the 30-kilogram work of art, and established a whole new segment. For this first SUMO book, Taschen needed to ask the Vatican’s bookbinders for help, as no one else had experience in binding such a mammoth tome. Today, the art piece, which originally sold for 1500 dollars is out of print and can be found on the secondary market for ten times its price.


Glorious. At night the lights of his childhood dreams seem to shine on Benedikt Taschen like an inverted, starry firmament.


“His extraordinary connoisseurship and taste. His incredible friendship and loyalty, but above all his brilliant and naughty sense of humor!” MARC NEWSON ON WHAT MAKES BENEDIKT TASCHEN SO UNIQUE

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“One of the most important tastemakers of our time. With a personality as multifaceted as his publishing portfolio.” SIMON DE PURY

Free to follow his business talent, young Benedikt – here selling vampire drawings at age 8 – began making real money with rare comics.


The newest SUMO book presents works of Annie Leibovitz. Its stand is a design by Marc Newson. Below: 1979, the first shop in Cologne, Germany.

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ucked away behind the famous Mulholland Drive, with a view onto Universal Studios, lives

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are standing in his garden among the lush greens of a cultivated wilderness. Above us hovers what must be the most stylish habitable flying saucer, the octagonal Chemosphere House built by John Lautner. Next door lives one of Taschen’s friends, the painter David Hockney, with whom he is in talks for a new project. Below us, an eagle is quietly gliding into the vast valley. Taschen, who has just returned from a short trip to Berlin, chose this beautiful spot as his second home 15 years ago: “I love to spend time in L.A. I just feel at ease here.” No wonder. Taschen himself has become an established figure in Hollywood. Admired by many, endlessly imitated, but never matched, his TASCHEN publishing house is today considered a global phenomenon, with sales of 20 million books annually. The man from the German city of Cologne has published more than 1,000 titles worldwide in the last 35 years, selling his spectacular works in Philippe Starck-designed TASCHEN Stores in locations from London, Paris, and Milan to New York and Los Angeles. What makes him so unrivaled? “His unique publishing portfolio is without equal. It blends ‘high and low’; mixes art, sex and popular culture. Benedikt is one of the most important tastemakers of our time. He has strongly influenced the taste of our era and the art market,” says his good friend, the auctioneer and art expert, Simon de Pury. “As a person, he is as multifaceted as his publishing house. His humor, nonchalance, creativity, well-developed sense of friendship, and loyalty make him one of the most fascinat-

ing personalities in the arts and culture scene.” Equally impressed is star designer Marc Newson, who created a bookstand for TASCHEN’s new Annie Leibovitz book: “I admire his incredibly broad field of interests, his extraordinary connoisseurship and taste, his friendship and loyalty, and especially the fact that he has such a brilliant and naughty sense of humor!” TASCHEN’s portfolio is as colorful and diverse as Benedikt’s personality: architecture, art, design, fashion, photography, and, of course, sex. The fact that a book about architect Zaha Hadid is produced with as much passion, dedication, and attention to detail as Big Butts in 3D – is for Taschen a total given. It is 12 noon as we sit in the sunny shade in front of his home office. Benedikt lives here with his third wife Lauren. (She was a co-founder of Art Basel Miami Beach, and is in charge of the event’s program and sponsorship). His youngest son Balthazar (age 2) is having a nap, 5-year-old brother Laszlo is sitting on daddy’s lap, drawing. Your passion for printed works was born when you were a young boy.

I believe it was the books by Jules Verne, which I read at the age of seven. I grew up surrounded by books, and that hasn’t changed to this day. I spend a couple of hours every day reading books and newspapers, but always hardcopies, never on the computer.

Do you remember the first book that had a big impact on you?

How would you describe your childhood? What did your parents

Both of my parents were doctors. My father was an internist and my mother a general practitioner. I am the youngest of five siblings, and grew up with three sisters and one brother. My oldest sister is 16 years older than me. do?

There is the anecdote about how you seemed to have had an early sense for business, even as a child. On summer vacation at the beach in Holland, you would lie in wait under the wooden planks for

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High quality, multilingual, affordable, large circulation. The TASCHEN concept was born in 1983. At the time, Taschen bought 40,000 monographs for a dollar apiece, and sold them two months later for 9.95 Deutschmarks each.

change to fall through the gaps from the ice cream stand above. Later as a teenager, you founded a mail order company buying and selling comic books. Yes, I earned my own money early on. Back then, you had to send everything cash-on-delivery, or get paid via a post office account. The mailman would bring the money in the morning, while I was at school. What did your parents say about your early business ventures? My whole family, and especially my parents, were very supportive of me from an early age, in a variety of ways, including financially. I felt loved and knew that my family had faith in me, no matter what I did. That was very important to me and was an invaluable advantage. I was very fortunate and had everything I needed. I felt secure and inspired, and was left to my own devices. Nobody told me what to do or when to be home. I grew up happy, with a lot of freedom, and was treated as an equal, like an adult from a very young age. Where did your great passion for comics come from? When I was about ten, I was hooked on Mickey Mouse comic books. They totally captured my imagination and I began collecting them. I bought old comic books, and visited comic book stores in Cologne two or three times a day. At the time I did not realize that other people might also be interested in them. Much later I discovered that there was a collector’s market and that many people try to recapture the dreams of their lost childhood by buying vintage comics. How did you discover that other people were also interested in rare

When I got my hands on the first comic book price lists in 1976. I realized then that I wasn’t the only person in the world with this passion. On my search through the stores, I then started buying duplicates and comic books that others were interested in. I started enclosing price lists with the comics I sent to the collectors, who would comics?

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then place orders by mail or simply call me up. New orders would arrive every day: for 30 Deutschmarks, or a few hundred, sometimes even more. I operated this mail order business out of the basement of my parents’ house for a few years. After passing my Abitur, the final exams before entering university in Germany, just shy of my 18th birthday, I opened my first store. Instead of attending college? Graduating was the only request my parents insisted on. In my store, I continued selling the vintage collector’s items, but also new books and magazines from around the world. In 1980, I took my first plane to California, where I visited a few comic book sellers and publishing houses. Back in Germany, I sold all the stuff that I had imported from the U.S. Did you already envision yourself a publisher by that point? That development happened more or less by chance. Business was good and we always needed new stock. We bought from publishing houses and distributors in various countries, and quickly learned what would sell and what wouldn’t. Apart from comic books we sold remainders and overstock items: art, movie, and photographic books, which publishing houses in the U.S., England and France were not able to sell at the regular price. Our game changer was a monograph about the Belgian artist René Magritte. We acquired 40,000 copies in the U.S. for a dollar each and quickly sold them on for 9.95 Deutschmarks apiece. A surreal success. At that time the distribution to other booksellers within Germany and abroad was organized by my then partner in crime Ludwig Könemann, a crazy-brilliant young man. Without him, there wouldn’t have been a company in the early years. Your big breakthrough happened in 1999 when you published the biggest and most expensive book of the 20th century. Your first SUMO book on the works of photographer Helmut Newton broke all records.


“He’s very popular in L.A. – all the artists want to know him.” BILLY WILDER ON TASCHEN (VANITY FAIR, 2000)

Newton, Taschen and de Pury on the night of the auction of the first Newton book (left). Taschen at his first comic book shop (above).

Much more than a book, you published a Limited Edition work of

Newton was a milestone for the publishing company and for me personally. The whole thing was a wild idea: number 00001 of the SUMO book, signed by more than a hundred of the personalities photographed in it, was auctioned off for 630,000 Deutschmarks in 1999. It was the most expensive book to be published in the 20th century. Once again, I was very lucky. The book was a phenomenal success and has been sold out for many years now. Copies in their original packaging are today being traded for ten to fifteen times the original issue price of 3,000 Deutschmarks/$ 1,500. On top of that, I had the pleasure of getting to know Helmut Newton, who became a close friend until his sudden death in 2004. How did you come up with this revolutionary idea? I met Helmut at the end of the 1980s in Berlin. He was one of my big heroes and I asked myself: what could I offer him? What could I suggest to get him interested in working with me? I needed something completely original! So I came up with the idea of the oversized SUMO book. He loved the idea, and being his adventurous self, he agreed to do it. Every now and again, he would have some doubts. After all, he was at the pinnacle of his career and was taking a big risk. But in the end, everything came together perfectly, and the book looked exactly how we had envisioned it.

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Because of your first SUMO book you were able to establish prices

After the sensational success of the first SUMO book, we felt confident to publish more extraordinary, elaborately produced books that were as unique as they were expensive. All of a sudden, we found ourselves in this unusual, but fortunate position: we were publishing books with a huge print run for 10 dollars, and at the same time that would have been unthinkable in the publishing world before.

producing lucrative Collector’s Editions with a much higher issue price that were restricted to 1,000 copies. We want to make it possible for everyone to buy the books they are interested in – independent of their wealth. It seems that today you and your company are almost regarded as a

Creative people need an environment in which they feel understood and taken care of, and where they are in the company of other artists who appreciate them. That is the home that TASCHEN offers. Your gut feeling – is it the secret to your success? (laughs) Naturally, it comes with both advantages and disadvantages. If something looks relevant and unique to us, we try to make the best out of it. In addition to mainstream themes, we also like to feature more niche subjects. But in everything we do, we treat the chosen content with the same diligence and passion, no matter if we are working on the complete works of Leonardo da Vinci, Tiki culture or the foot fetishist Elmer Batters. What is not of interest to us, we do not publish, even if it promises to be commercially lucrative. The TASCHEN portfolio reflects the personal and often idealistic visions of the editors – and myself. All in all a rather anachronistic program. platform or advocate for artists?

You have turned the coffee table book into a desirable lifestyle object. A new sort of art collection you can take home. What do you

What others do, or who they copy, is their business. We are busy enough with our own work, and are primarily concerned with one main objective: how to keep our loyal TASCHEN readers inspired and devoted to us. Many of our customers have grown up with us and have been loyal readers for ten, twenty or thirty years. Some are even second-generation readers. think of those who try to copy you?

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Stars like splashing around as much as we do! They just look a lot more stylish doing it, posing in daring, fashionable swimwear. In front of stunning architecture or on the back of intriguing pool toys. We have put together some beautiful examples. Dive in and enjoy the refreshing feeling of summer ‌ PHOTOS: Trunk Archive

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OLIVIA WILDE PHOTOGRAPHED BY NORMAN JEAN ROY The Irish-American actress, 31, chose her stage name as a tribute to writer Oscar Wilde, and became world famous for her part in the Formula One movie Rush. She is engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis. Her next projects? Meadowland and Let it snow.


HALLE BERRY PHOTOGRAPHED BY PATRICK DEMARCHELIER – CONDÉ NAST US The 48-year-old Oscar winner (Monster’s Ball in 2002) has always looked stunning surrounded by water. Berry’s “Ursula Andress moment” – when she emerges from the ocean in a bikini in the 2002 Bond movie Die Another Day – is unforgettable. The mother of two is currently shooting the thriller Kidnap in which she plays a mother fighting for the release of her abducted son.

ANTONIO BANDERAS PHOTOGRAPHED BY GIAMPAOLO SGURA A true Spanish hunk. Even at the age of 55, there aren’t many ladies who would push the Málaga-born actor off their air mattress. He was legendary in The House of the Spirits and hi-larious as the voice of Puss in Boots.


JERRY WEINTRAUB PHOTOGRAPHED BY NORMAN JEAN ROY The only thing that’s missing is a big cigar. He looks like the archetypal movie producer, but before Jerry Weintraub made blockbusters like Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven, he managed musicians like the Beach Boys and John Denver.

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CAMERON DIAZ PHOTOGRAPHED BY SIMON EMMETT “Marriage isn’t for me,” insisted the half-Cuban beauty for years. Until she met Benji Madden last year, and married him shortly after. Madden was so happy that he had her name tattooed across his chest. And Cameron herself? After The Other Woman she is currently shooting Bad Teacher 2.


NATALIE PORTMAN PHOTOGRAPHED BY GILLES BENSIMON Still waters… At the age of 13, she outshone all the adult actors in Léon: The Professional (1994). In 2010, Portman won an Oscar for her portrayal as the ambitious, troubled ballerina in Black Swan. Her next projects? Knight of Cups and The Seventh Fire.

JON HAMM PHOTOGRAPHED BY NORMAN JEAN ROY TV’s sexiest bad boy. Hamm became famous as the chainsmoking, hard-drinking, philandering adman Don Draper in the ingenious hit TV show “Mad Men.” He is currently working on the movie Minions. “My teachers pushed me into acting,” he says.

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MIRANDA KERR PHOTOGRAPHED BY BAUERSYNDICATION.COM.AU The Australian model is famous for her work for Victoria’s Secret and for her marriage to Hollywood beau Orlando Bloom. Miranda Kerr, 32, has also ventured into acting, for example in an episode of the hit show “How I Met Your Mother” (2007). She says: “I am proud to be a woman, and want to en-courage other women to embrace their own uniqueness.”

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JERRY HALL PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRYAN ADAMS Style icon, model, actress, muse to Bryan Ferry and for many years, Mick Jagger’s wife: Texan Jerry Hall, 58, set the bar high as a top model and as a star of New York’s flamboyant nightlife. She once said: “I think if I weren’t so beautiful, maybe, I’d have more character.”


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She is the largest yacht ever built in the southern hemisphere. 67 meters long and heavier than two fully loaded Boeing 747s, “Vertigo� was born by the vision of two masterminds. Phillipe Briand created the exterior of the spectacular Alloy yacht, Christian Liaigre her unusual interior concept. The great master of luxury minimal living on the challenges of creating an urban feel at sea.

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Sailing in superlatives. 800,000 man-hours went into producing the 67-meter ketch, which has two carbon-fiber masts ( 67.9 and 62.4 meters tall, respectively).


Lots of white (Liaigre’s favorite color), tinted walnuts and black sandblasted woods dominate the interior of “Vertigo,” a style more reminiscent of a modern, light-filled Manhattan penthouse than the inside of a yacht. Liaigre: “The owners intend to spend long periods on board and prefer an urban feel to a more nautical signature.” Liagre had all of the superyacht’s furniture custom built.


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Sporty and spacious. Leather sofas, light-colored fabrics and big windows for stunning views onto the sea. In a stiff breeze, the 67-meter ketch sails at a speed of 12 knots.

Seasick on “Vertigo�? That is impossible, says Christian Liaigre. Well of course. She weighs 837 tons!


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Elegant, sophisticated and a little bit mysterious. Nobody knows who really owns “Vertigo,” but she is available for charter – starting at 225,000 euros a week.

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reverberates – that pulsating ideal spot, yet none of the furniture is imperative. Westling’s approach is to ensure that residents’ requirements are always the decisive facvibe of the urban melting pot that is Madrid. But slowly the draw of the city begins tor. Unostentatious luxury dominates the interior. Perfect for occuto wane and the eyes cannot feast enough pants who cherish life and do not shy away from those intense encounon the wondrous sights of the Iberian counters that leave their mark. This home is not conceived as a showroom. tryside. The vegetation of the nearby Parque Rather, it is a stage that is owned and used from day to day by various Nacional beguiles the senses with its protagonists, by residents and guests alike, taking their place, for exmyriad of green, whilst the Sierra de Guaample, around the impressive dining room table for 16 people. Or on darrama frame the scene with their imone of the sofas or armchairs in the living room, where one’s field of pressive might. There’s an immediate vision gorges on the expansive grounds through the giant panoramic window. The ceiling in this lounge zone soars across both levels of the sense here that all the energy drained by everyday city life begins living space, whilst the seemingly boundless windows dissipate the dito flow back, revitalising the soul. Here, on the edge of the Spanish mensions. This is especially true when the glass panes disappear down capital, where the spirit of the metropolis still dwells, albeit gently subsumed by the verdant abundance of into the ground in a matter of seconds. The nature, one feels a magical sense of balindoors and outdoors become one, as light ance. Still attuned with the energising and air and space merge inexorably togethforce of urban living, a path to privacy and er. And time seems to stand still for a brief seclusion opens up that directs us back to moment. Until food is prepared in the large our inner contentment. kitchen, and family and guests decide to enjoy the delicious tapas on one of the terracThis may well have been what prompted Benjamín Calleja Westling to choose es under the Iberian firmament. Just alongthese 2,522 square metres of land in the side is the pool, which had served just a few undulating hills on the periphery of Mahours earlier as the scene for a refreshing drid to set up home for himself and his and welcome dip after a meeting with busifamily. In this exclusive location, the inness partners. ternationally acclaimed architect has owever great his embrace of opencreated a villa that combines luxury and ness and transparency though, Benelegance in a unique way, right in the jamín Westling also had the yearning for privacy and retreat in mind when planheart of nature. The clarity of form exuded by this extravagant residence sets it ning this home. A bedroom suite of some 70 apart from its surroundings, whilst the square metres, complete with an exclusive bathroom, gives owners ample scope for an conceptual vision behind it links it inextricably with these same environs. As interlude to life in the rest of the house when the white cuboid softly shimmers in the needed. The upper level also hosts another evening light and it seems to almost float three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, an above the ground, the indoors and the office and a further living room. The basement is devotes to recreation and hobbies. outdoors merge into a seamless whole. There is a gym and spa area for physical fitAn architectural masterpiece that subscribes wholeheartedly to modernism in ness and recuperation, a home cinema for “I’ve always had an affinity with creativity and design. In fact it was Lego that first triggered my passion for buildits design vocabulary and aesthetic. “It’s the best in entertainment, and a library for ing as a child,” says Benjamín Calleja Westling. The native a work of art that can be inhabited,” says intellectual pursuits. Visitors staying with Spaniard has two Master’s degrees in Architecture. Benjamín Westling, looking down with the family value the seclusion of the guest pride at the reflection of the building’s silhouette in the elongated pool. apartment here, with its private terrace. “I wanted to unite space and time, light and water, to form a passionate Extensive home automation also plays a leading role in the commix.” His visionary idea emerges in the form of an artful structure that forts on offer inside the villa. The very latest air conditioning system conveys both solidity and lightness of being on the outside, and makes ensures a pleasant interior climate at all times, whilst heating is supplied from an efficient heat pump, with solar panels making the an instantaneous impression on the inside with its transparency and most of the abundant solar energy available. “Of course, the house spacious dimensions. “I wanted to create the perfect home for my famis conceived in such a way that the technology can be updated on an ily. A marvellous place for my children to blissfully grow up in.” With ongoing basis. A new resident will have to refurbish this and that, 800 square metres at their disposal, the family unit – consisting of the two children Erica (12) and Mark (10) and wife Patricia, “my soulmate”, will want to revamp and upgrade certain building elements, switch can enjoy life to the absolute full here. furnishings around and place their own individual stamp on the he expanse of interiors allows for a varied mix of spaces space.” For Benjamín Calleja Westling and his family, it is time to bid designated for personal retreat, for the cosy togetherness of famfarewell to this wonderful haven. New building projects in the Unitily life and for sociable gatherings with friends. And the famied Arab Emirates, China, Brazil, South Africa and the USA require ly has many friends from all around the world. “Our house is never his presence on site. “Sadly, this means that there just isn’t enough empty,” says Westling. The villa in the hills near Madrid is a place detime for my family and I to live here. I’m resigned to being a citizen signed for living. Finished in the highest quality materials and filled of the world,” the successful architect professes, smiling with his with custom-made designer furniture. Everything is positioned in its youthful charm. JZ pon arrival it

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SPAIN, MADRID SANCHINARRO PRICE EUR 3.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,522 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 6 E&V ID W-021KW1 CONTACT OBRAS NUAL 2003 S.L. (S), LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 91 084 06 15 E-MAIL MADRIDURBANIZACIONESNORTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Premium New Residences

Shouson Peak, a prestigious new development project in one of the most exclusive areas of Hong Kong island, sets unprecedented standards for modern and luxurious dwelling – for a sophisticated lifestyle at the highest peak of perfection.

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lessed with a prime location with lovely views of lush green hills and scenic landscape, this residential development on Shouson Hill Road comprises 31 residential houses of various dimensions to suit individual tastes and needs. Boasting only the finest premium materials and amenities, spectacular curtain walls and phenomenal high ceilings, the residences are nothing less than dazzling in their sense

of comfort, opulence and space. All the living rooms open on to peaceful and private garden, and individual rooftop terraces are ideal for entertaining or relaxing after work. Enjoying convenient access to Hong Kong’s central financial district and many popular hotspots, and with a choice of the city’s best golf, country and private clubs just walking distance away, an impressive lifestyle at the height of luxury awaits the fortunate future residents of Shouson Peak.

CHINA, HONG KONG PRICE HKD 213.61 – 563.29 MILL. SALEABLE AREA 252.1 – 396.8 m² E&V-ID EV349368 CONTACT HONG KONG (CN) VJI LIMITED, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS ASIA-PACIFIC LTD TEL. +852 3997 32 00 E-MAIL MIDLEVELSWEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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1 & 2 This photograph/image shows the interior parts of 11F Shouson Hill Road only as on 12th February 2015 and has been processed by computerised imaging techniques. The photograph image is for reference only and shall not in any way constitute or be constructed as making any representation, undertaking or warranty whatsoever whether expressly or implied by the Vendor. The interior design and decoration shown in the photographs are for reference only and may not reflect the present condition of the premises. Please refer to the sales brochure for details of the fitting, finishes and appliances of each residential house, which will be delivered to the purchasers. 3 & 4 This photograph/image shows the interior parts of 11D Shouson Hill Road only as on 12th February 2015 and has been processed by computerised imaging techniques. The photograph image is for reference only and shall not in any way constitute or be constructed as making any representation, undertaking or warranty whatsoever whether expressly or implied by the Vendor. The interior design and decoration shown in the photographs are for reference only and may not reflect the present condition of the premises. Please refer to the sales brochure for details of the fitting, finishes and appliances of each residential house, which will be delivered to the purchasers.

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Several of the residential houses are equipped with elevators, Jacuzzis and outdoor pools, and a private clubhouse available to all residents of the development will no doubt cater to the discerning lifestyle of the elite.

District: Shouson Hill & Repulse Bay Name of the street and street number: The name of the street and street numbers of the development (comprising 31 houses) are 9, 11A-11G, 15, 17A-17H, 17J-17N, 17P-17R, and 19A-19F Shouson Hill Road. Website address designated by the Vendor for the development: www.shousonpeak.com The photographs, images, drawings, or sketches shown in this advertisement/ promotional material only represent an artist’s impression of the development concerned. They are not drawn to scale and/or may have been edited and processed with computerised imaging techniques. Prospective purchasers should make reference to the sales brochures for details of the development. The vendor also advises prospective purchasers to conduct an on-site visit for a better understanding of the development site, its surrounding environment and the public facilities nearby. Vendor: Goodwick Limited | Holding companies of Vendor: Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, Kingbond Holding Limited | Authorised Person: Chan Wan Ming (formerly known as Chan Wan Ming Janette) | The firm or corporation of which the Authorised Person is a proprietor, director or employee in his or her professional capacity: P&T Architects and Engineers Limited | Building Contractor: Sanfield Engineering Construction Limited | The firm of solicitors acting for the owner (the Vendor) in relation to the sale of residential properties in the development: Winston Chu & Company | Authorised institution that has made a loan, or has undertaken to provide finance, for the construction of the development: Not applicable | Any other person who has made a loan for the construction of the development: Sun Hung Kai Properties Holding Investment Limited This advertisement is published by the Vendor or by another person with the consent of the Vendor. Please refer to the sales brochure for details. This advertisement/promotional material shall not constitute or be construed as giving any offer, representation, undertaking or warranty, whether express or implied by the Vendor. Date of printing: 15th May 2015


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Modern Thai-Style Villa

A dream for lovers of Asian-inspired architecture in a setting that is blissful indeed: this property in Phuket exudes the serenity of paradise with a luxurious degree of domestic comforts and abundant Thai charm.


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Outside, pretty pagodas grace the roofs of this property while the lofty vaulted ceilings inside boast traditional Thai craftsmanship. Whether with some yoga or meditation first thing in the morning, or relaxing by the glorious pool or in the cool comfortable ambience of this seafront villa, life here will not cease to inspire the soul, lift the spirits and generally take a slower, more conscious pace. A property that befits the beauty of Asia.

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ike a picturesque hilltop temple set amid lush vegetation, this majestic three-level home in Surin, on the north-western coast of Phuket island, enjoys an elevated location 50 metres above the sea with views across the Surin and Bang Tao bays. Upon entry, the future owners will be welcomed by a main lounge, a dining room and the first en suite bedroom. The lovely middle level of the abode hosts a large Thai sala (open pavilion) and fur-

ther living space with an atmospheric lounge, a Javanese daybed and an inviting master bedroom. The beautifully landscaped garden and infinity pool are also set on this central level of the property. The top level accommodates a study or bedroom and a third en suite bedroom. Balconies wrap themselves around all levels of this real estate jewel, affording heavenly vistas at any time of the day – the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail as the sun sets on the horizon!

THAILAND, PHUKET PRICE THB 69 MILL. (USD 2.1 MILL.) INTERIOR APPROX. 1,088 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,344 m2 E&V ID W-021MUC CONTACT PHUKET (TH), D.W.K. REALTY CO. LTD., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ASIA-PACIFIC LIMITED TEL. +66 76 27 17 51 E-MAIL PHUKET@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Contemporary Barn Appeal

Introducing a fine equestrian estate with an impressive modern flair. Located in Wellington, Florida, this property caters to those who appreciate clean architectural lines combined with magnificent custom-built features.


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Stylish, clean and with the distinctive feel of modern decadence: a unique barn design by lifelong equestrian and polo star Nic Roldan and partners in Bedford Park International was the starting point for the development of this premier facility in Florida. With a prestigious cutting-edge allure, equestrian enthusiasts and fans of modern design alike will be enchanted by the beauty and generous proportions of this exceptional property.

his is an absolute must-have which takes the form of a superbly appointed and brand new construction in Grand Prix Village South, Wellington. Situated on approx. four acres of lush land close to the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, no expenses have been spared to create this masterpiece. With stunning high ceilings and a graphic window design, the owner’s lounge has a fireplace at its heart that creates the focal point of the living area. This is complemented by an open plan kitchen with space for relaxed entertaining and a view of the all-weather riding arena. A horse lovers’ dream, this property boasts a 20-stall barn with four wash stalls, two tack rooms, a laundry room and a feed room. And as if that were not enough, six paddocks and a separate groom’s apartment with four bedrooms and a kitchen promise the high-class amenities, the space and the freedom to indulge in all of one’s equestrian leisure activities to the full.

USA, WELLINGTON PRICE USD 12.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,080 m² LAND APPROX. 16,187 m² E&V ID E-00161H CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK

REALTY, LLC, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC., CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 9476 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@EVUSA.COM

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South African Splendour

North of Johannesburg, just a stone’s throw from one of the most exclusive golf courses in South Africa, this palatial Georgian mansion boasts luxurious credentials that are guaranteed to impress in every conceivable way.

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Basking in prestige and luxury, this residence is located close to the exclusive River Club, making it absolutely ideal for golfing enthusiasts with an affinity for home life on a grand scale. Equally as impressive as the Georgian architecture of the building itself is the grandeur of the entrance and reception area, as well as the event space on the lower ground floor and the master bedroom with an en suite dressing closet.

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ocated between the suburbs of Sandton and Bryanston, the River Club ranks amongst the most exclusive golf clubs in the whole of South Africa. It is here that this three-storey residence can be found in quiet, secure and utterly enchanting surroundings, proudly exhibiting its magnificent Georgian architectural design. The expansive grounds with beautifully landscaped gardens and an outdoor pool paves the way to the main entrance area,

which is graced by magnificent columns and an elegant spiral staircase. The ground floor with its spacious living area forms the perfect symbiosis of outdoor and indoor living. In addition to a luxury fitted kitchen, an inviting dining room, three elegant salons and a library, the property also presides over six bedrooms, five of which include en suite bathrooms. A unique blend of state-of-the-art technology and classical flair imbues every part of this sensational home.

SOUTH AFRICA, JOHANNESBURG PRICE EUR 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,020 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,000 m2 E&V ID ENV72055 CONTACT BRYANSTON (ZA) AMARAKA INVESTMENTS NO 60 PTY LTD, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL SOUTH AFRICA TEL. +27 11 706 65 70 E-MAIL BRYANSTON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Designed to Perfection

The best expression of good taste. A bold and beautiful testimony to the power of architectural design, this villa in the coveted district of La Moraleja, Madrid, is in a league of its own in terms of size, luxury and style.


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O A distinctive semicircular garage for up to six cars, a personal golf room and a swimming pool enhance the superlative features of this property. Both the designer decor and manicured landscaping have been carried out by acclaimed professionals – and the result is simply spectacular. A luminous villa full of glamour and stylish surprises offers the highest quality of life here in a living environment that is second to none.

ne of the undisputed gems of La Moraleja, the exclusive residential complex in the north of Madrid. Located just five minutes away from Madrid-Adolfo Suárez Airport, this green enclave boasts two 18-hole golf courses, tennis clubs, haute cuisine restaurants and some of Spain’s best private schools. Amidst these prestigious environs lies a house of poetic beauty and remarkable finesse, thanks to its clear architectural geometry and the warmth and continuity of the interior space. With seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, separate guest quarters and a master bedroom comprising a large office and a gym, the villa provides ample space for privacy, indulgence and retreat, whilst the large multipurpose living room, the unique library and an indoor/ outdoor dining room encompass the living spaces. The community also has a camera circuit and its own security team to guarantee the highest safety standards, ensuring a life of unforgettable bliss and well-being.

SPAIN, MADRID PRICE USD 12.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,935 m2 LAND APPROX. 10,000 m2 E&V ID W-01X2M1 CONTACT MADRID (ES), ENGEL & VÖLKERS MADRID

LA MORALEJA, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 911 791 61 05 21 E-MAIL MADRIDLAMORALEJA@ ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Charming Adriatic Pearl

Set in the delightful town of Opatija, one of the oldest tourist resorts in the northern Adriatic, this spacious Mediterranean villa is ideal for those who wish to enjoy a heavenly seaside retreat on the Croatian Riviera.


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Despite its prime location in the heart of the lively cultural town of Opatija, this palatial-style dwelling enjoys a peaceful environment – in complete seclusion and privacy. Located a mere 70 metres from the crystal-clear Mediterranean, sunny days spent by the water’s edge beckon as do convivial hours of entertainment with both family and friends.

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lessed with a mild and favourable Mediterranean climate and proximity to all major transport routes, this desirable residence in Opatija, northwestern Croatia, emanates an elegant, fragrant magic to all those who pass by. Dating back more than one hundred years, the tastefully renovated and southfacing property is nestled amid extensive lawns and aromatic greenery that includes olive trees, rosemary and cherry laurel bushes.

Boasting just over 300 m2 of luxuriously finished living space with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, further decorative features of this villa include a majestic staircase and a magnificent fireplace that bring added charm to the commodious interiors. A large kitchen on the ground floor opens on to the delightfully landscaped terrace with an open-air dining area overlooking the quiet garden. In this home, life’s perfect moments turn into everlasting pleasures!

CROATIA, OPATIJA PRICE EUR 3.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 311 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,040 m2 E&V ID W-013PYN CONTACT ZAGREB (CRO) ANGELUS NEKRETNINE D.O.O., LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +385 915 11 72 82 E-MAIL ZAGREBCENTRAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Set in one of the island’s most sought-after regions, the ELEMENTS Portals residence is taking shape near the exclusive marina in Puerto Portals – adding a new dimension to contemporary and luxurious living.

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W The ELEMENTS Portals residential development is one of the last chances for future owners to acquire a new property in one of Majorca’s undeniably best locations – either as an investment property or for private usage. The superbly finished rooms, which include floor-length windows, are just as appealing here as the views across the Mediterranean to the horizon.

elcome to ELEMENTS Portals – a premium residential complex designed to impress, thanks to its creative overall concept, avant-garde flair and first-class appointment quality. Built with the latest construction and technical standards in mind at all times, this designer residence reflects the four elements earth, fire, water and air in each of the 31 exclusive apartments. Absolutely beautiful outlooks over the Bay of Palma and Puerto Portals, the sea and the mountains make every new day here a joy to behold, whilst the host of amenities on offer ensures no end of holistic relaxation and round-the-clock enjoyment. A concierge service is available to residents all day long, as are the gardens, which are landscaped according to feng shui and include a spacious lounge for unwinding, a delightful spa and fitness suite, as well as an outdoor and indoor heated pool. All materials and finishes that make up the interior design have been carefully selected and can be customised at this early stage of construction to meet the individual wishes and needs of new residents in every respect.

SPAIN, MAJORCA PRICE EUR 885,000 – 2.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 150 – 230 m2 LAND APPROX. 14 – 296 m2 (Garden Apartment) E&V ID W-021Y52 CONTACT PORTALS (ES) ENGEL PROPERTIES INVEST

S.L., LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 67 68 36 E-MAIL PORTALS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Superb Villa near Palma

Ideally situated for those seeking peace and serenity, yet only minutes from Majorca’s vibrant capital, this capacious residence is impressive both for its typically Mediterranean charm and its breathtaking views.

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esigned in a traditional Spanish style and set within expansive grounds, it is perhaps the prime location of this property that really seals its high level of desirability – in Son Vida, the picturesque and exclusive villa community located very close to Palma de Mallorca. With the vibrant flair of urban life, various different marinas and attractive golf courses all right on the doorstep, a truly outstanding quality of life awaits here – rounded off by magnificent views to be enjoyed overlooking the Bay of Palma. In addition to the welcoming entrance, the grand villa comprises an impressive living room and dining room with a fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen, a total of five bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms, as well as a study, sauna and fitness suite. With its sprawling terraces, some of which are roofed, and large pool, the Mediterranean-style land plot forms a veritable oasis for outdoor life and relaxation. Other amenities sure to appeal include central heating, a modern air conditioning system and a double garage. This tranquil home sets the scene for an exclusive way of life in the Spanish sunshine – all just ten minutes from the centre of Palma.

SPAIN, PALMA DE MALLORCA PRICE EUR 7.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 980 m2 LAND APPROX. 6,180 m2 E&V ID W-020E6O CONTACT PALMA (ES) EV PALMA WEST S.L., LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Fine Design in Vienna

The location of this contemporary four-level home in itself sets a thoroughly desirable precedent – matched too by the exceptional blend of architectural finesse and exclusive interiors that the property has to offer.

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his impressive villa is set in a wonderful hillside position, directly alongside the beautiful vineyards of the surrounding region. The outlook across the Grinzing district of Vienna to the city centre beyond is simply breathtaking – and the architecture and appointment of this contemporary home also live up to this wow factor. This is reflected in everything from the property’s solid structure of steel and concrete with superb heat insulation, right through to the technical fittings. Spanning some 408 m2 in total, the interior presides over a living area with a fireplace, a fully fitted stainless steel kitchen and a separate travertine presentation kitchen that gives on to an inviting dining area. There are also two bedrooms and three bathrooms. Other genuine highlights include the expansive land plot with its stone-faced terraces, the wonderful indoor and outdoor spa areas with a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness suite, and a ceiling-high saltwater aquarium. There is also the option of acquiring this property together with all of its elegant furnishings and artworks – as an artistic symphony of a home in a league of its own.

Only 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Vienna, this designer home affords an excellent quality of home life. Just some of its exceptional design traits include a marvellous garden lounge with a summer kitchen, multimedia fittings and an outdoor spa, as well as a sophisticated security system and a four-person elevator. The current domestic staff (a butler, cook and household help) can be retained if so desired.

AUSTRIA, VIENNA PRICE EUR 10.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 408 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,957 m2 E&V ID W-021BEM CONTACT WIEN (AT) ENGEL & VÖLKERS

MMC WIEN, EuV IMMOBILIEN GMBH, TEL. +43 1 961 50 00 E-MAIL WIEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Visionary Home in Hamburg Whether as a new home or an attractive capital investment: this pioneering new development with 26 units in Hamburg’s Bergedorf borough offers all the benefits of a location close to urban life and yet surrounded by nature.

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ergedorf, an historic borough to the southeast of Hamburg, is profiting greatly from the city’s booming housing market. This brand new complex of 26 residential units is located in the district of Alt-Lohbrügge. The ideal place to enjoy Hamburg’s beautiful green spaces, without having to forgo exclusive home comforts and close proximity to the centre of the city. Flooded with light thanks to the well-conceived room layout, each of the apartments boasts spacious living interiors, luxurious fitted bathrooms, floor-length windows, highend designer flooring and a balcony or terrace, complemented by a storage room in the basement. With its low energy values (KFW 70), the development also impresses with an outstanding living climate. The perfect home for singles, couples or families looking to live close to nature and to urban life at the same time. Due to the positive long-term development on the property market, this residential complex also represents an extremely interesting prospect for capital investors, not least thanks to its attractive location and first-class appointment.

GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 154,000 – 498,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 49 – 136 m2 E&V ID W-01YMC5 CONTACT HAMBURG (DE)

HAMBURG SÜDOST IMMOBILIEN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 22 63 05 10 E-MAIL HAMBURGBERGEDORF@ ENGELVOELKERS.COM


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Bygone Grace & Charm

This listed mansion property lies at the very heart of Baden-Baden in a beautiful neighbourhood filled with substantial historic estates. It combines the grandeur of historic walls with all the pleasures of home luxuries.


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This historic and listed mansion is located just a few minutes’ walk from the famous Lichtentaler Allee. In addition to its spacious living interiors, which could be divided into three separate units, the property also features a large wine cellar, a conservatory, a loggia and a terrace, complemented by three garages and several parking spaces on the expansive land plot.

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nown as ‘Villa Friedrichsruhe’, this beautiful mansion is situated above the Lichtentaler Allee, famous in the 19th century as the main parkland boulevard in Baden-Baden – Europe’s undisputed capital for summer residences at the time. Designed by the acclaimed architect Leonhard Treusch and built in 1895, the property is set in sprawling park-like grounds of more than 1,300 m2 in size. The prestigious interiors, spanning some 450

m2 in total, are graced with a terrace, loggia and conservatory overlooking the wonderful garden. The option is also available of dividing the house into three separate living units as required. Whilst elegant double doors, solid granite and parquet floors and gold-leafed stucco decoration give rise to grandeur in abundance, the use of high-quality materials together with the latest domestic technology caters for home comforts and luxurious touches that leave nothing to be desired.

GERMANY, BADEN-BADEN PRICE EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,373 m2 E&V ID W-00JYB6 CONTACT BADEN-BADEN (DE) PAMINA IMMOBILIEN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7221 97 08 60 E-MAIL BADENBADEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley Private Paradise

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his exclusive retreat in prestigious White Stallion Estates provides an exceptional and tranquil setting with valley and mountain views. The main residence features a dramatic two-storey entry, a great room with a 35-foot ceiling, an oak library, formal living room, dining room, a chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room and four family bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The spacious master suite features separate walk-in

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USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 9.888 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 13,264 ft² LAND APPROX. 20 acres E&V ID E-0016ER CONTACT WESTLAKE VILLAGE (US) EVWV WESTLAKE VILLAGE, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. NICOLE VAN PARYS AND KEVIN NGUYEN TEL. +1 818 889 1602 E-MAIL NICOLE.VANPARYS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

closets and bathrooms, a large balcony and a sitting area with splendid views. Other amenities include an elevator, a bonus room and a detached pool house with a full kitchen, bathroom and 3,500-bottle temperaturecontrolled wine cellar. Manicured park-like grounds, a floodlit tennis court, infinity pool, spa, orchard, three-green golf course with sand traps and two additional building pads complete this trophy property.


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Paradise Valley

Villa del Prato

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

USA, ARIZONA PRICE USD 8.975 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,850 ft² LAND APPROX. 55,355 ft² E&V ID E-0014DP CONTACT SCOTTSDALE (US) SANDRA WILKEN PROPERTIES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. SANDRA WILKEN TEL. +1 480 596 0001 E-MAIL SANDRA.WILKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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

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Dunedin

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 4.5 MILL. E&V ID E-0015L6 INTERIOR APPROX. 9,995 ft² LAND APPROX. 1 acre CONTACT

Mediterranean Estate known as the ‘Kellogg Mansion’

CLEARWATER/BELLEAIR (US) GULF COAST LUXURY PROPERTIES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC IAN ROSS-JOHNSON TEL. +1 727 459 8008 E-MAIL IAN.JOHNSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his majestic estate is located in Dunedin, on the open waters of St. Joseph’s Sound with an approx. 300-foot seawall and one acre of lushly landscaped and walled grounds. The 1920s residence still maintains its original grandeur, from its exquisite hand-painted murals to its antique European woodwork. The interior of almost 7,700 heated ft² incorporates five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The exquisite style of this property

is reflected in the superior craftsmanship and finishes from a bygone era, which include an antique bar/game room, a media/entertainment room with a glass-domed ceiling, a private rooftop terrace and a brickpaved circular porte-cochère, designed for entertaining and gracious Florida living. The deep-water dock can accommodate large boats, with the added benefit of easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Miami

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 10.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,105 ft² LAND APPROX. 74,525 ft² E&V ID E-00162L CONTACT MIAMI-BRICKELL (US) ONE UNITED PROPERTIES, LLC

Modern European-Style Estate in Journey’s End

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC LOURDES ALATRISTE TEL. +1 305 926 5322 E-MAIL LOURDES.ALATRISTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

et on approx. 1.71 lush acres landscaped by renowned designer Enzo Enea, this luxurious new estate comprises seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, along with a saltwater pool, and access to a boat dock and tennis courts. With a distinctive design by famed Chad Oppenheim architects, this contemporary and private haven boasts some 9,105 ft² of sleek, sweeping living space graced by an open living/dining/entertaining

area, a top-of-the-line modern Mia Cucina kitchen, separate family room, office and library, and large glass doors leading out to picturesque park-like greenery. Other highlights of this exceptional residence include a 96-bottle wine cooler, a fireplace, alkaline drinking water system, two-car garage and full house generator. Hughes Cove reigns as one of the most magnificent estates in this private guarded community along Biscayne Bay.

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Wellington

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 750,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 1,561 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.35 acres E&V ID E-0016TL CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC

Modern & Chic Las Casitas Villa

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC AMY CARR TEL. +1 561 662 0728 E-MAIL AMY.CARR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his amazing villa has recently undergone a complete renovation – everything from the concrete floors to appliances, impact glass doors and windows, etc., is new – and done to the highest standards of excellence. The home has three bedrooms and two baths. Light, bright, and expertly decorated, this home is offered fully furnished. As an end unit in the Las Casitas section of Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, this

villa has one of the largest backyards in the neighbourhood. With an awesome saltwater pool, great outdoor sitting areas, and beautiful landscaping, South Florida living can be enjoyed to the full in this private backyard retreat. ‘The Club’ is in the heart of Wellington and offers all of the amenities that one could desire, including 36 championship holes of golf on two pristine courses.

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Wellington

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 5.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,780 ft² LAND APPROX. 2.94 acres E&V ID E-0016N1 CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC

Lovely Southfields Home on Spacious Lot

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC AMY CARR TEL. +1 561 662 0728 E-MAIL AMY.CARR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ituated on approx. 2.94 acres within the gates of the quiet and cosy Southfields neighbourhood is this wonderful property. It has four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, and is ready for immediate occupancy. The kitchen is open and airy, flowing beautifully into the rest of the house. There are brand new concrete and wooden floors throughout the majority of this home. The large master suite overlooks the lovely

outdoor living space and saltwater pool. The backyard currently has a large, organic vegetable garden and a splendid rose garden. The property is two lots in one, leaving plenty of space to build a custom barn and arena, and is connected to Wellington’s extensive bridal path system. Both the Global Dressage Festival and the Winter Equestrian Festival are within hacking distance, with polo just around the corner.

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Fort Lauderdale Beach

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 848,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 1,164 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-001646 CONTACT FORT LAUDERDALE (US) LAS OLAS EV, LLC

Elegant Beachfront Living

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC GIANCARLO CUFFIA TEL. +1 954 593 8352 E-MAIL GIANCARLO.CUFFIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a Coquina affords sensational views of the Atlantic Ocean and the magnificent ships sailing by. Catering to the most discerning buyers, this chic and elegant villa boasts a superb open plan living arrangement with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Top-of-the-line Italian furniture graces the interior of the home and all is included with the sale. Unparalleled views of the ocean are a mere glance from the living room. La

Coquina also offers the closest thing to a private beach, with more than 300 lineal feet of pristine beachfront just outside the doorstep, easily accessible only to residents of the community. Privacy is reinforced by the lack of public access, allowing for a quiet oasis shielded from city life. Restaurants, the world-famous Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale International Airport are all conveniently located nearby.

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Southlake

Texas-Sized Executive Estate

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his fabulous Southlake estate offers luxury living at its best. Extremely well appointed, the expansive floor plan caters to both formal and family living. A two-storey grand salon affords gracious views of the backyard paradise. Framed by gorgeous mature landscaping, the extraordinary outdoor living area comes complete with a barbecue area, stone fireplace, and an inviting pool with a slide. Many fine features include a

USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 2.585 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,558 ft² LAND APPROX. 46,871 ft² E&V ID E-00160R CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 416 2700 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

two-storey library, an incredible wine room, a coffee bar and an elevator leading up to a media and games room complete with a mini kitchen, all sure to please the most discriminating buyer. Besides six exclusive en suite bedrooms, there is a master suite fit for royalty with separate water and clothes closets. The location of this home is in an exemplary school district with excellent academic and athletic programs.

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New York

The Plaza Hotel – Suites 1601 & 1602

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his is an excellent opportunity to purchase two adjacent apartments in the Plaza Hotel Condominium. Apartment 1602 is a grand threebedroom, 3.5-bathroom home of some 2,656 ft² with breathtaking Central Park views. Apartment 1601 is an approx. 695 ft² designer studio, perfect for guests or staff. They could be easily combined to create a luxurious and capacious dwelling of around 3,351 ft². Both feature signature

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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 20.425 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,351 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-0016XN CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC HOWARD MORREL TEAM TEL. +1 212 956 4823 E-MAIL HOWARD.MORREL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

design elements of the Plaza Hotel including hardwood floors, brass doorknobs, mosaic tiles and fixtures bearing the Plaza logo. The master suite presides over an enormous walk-in closet, a Juliet balcony and large en suite marble bathroom. As the saying goes: “Nothing unimportant ever happens at The Plaza.” Residents enjoy full hotel services and amenities through the legendary five-star concierge service.


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New York

101 East 63rd Street

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ffectionately known as ‘101’, this is one of just three Manhattan houses designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph. The dark glass façade is elegantly understated, creating an ideal haven for those seeking privacy. Upon entering the townhouse, an enchanting world is revealed, showcasing the best of Rudolph’s architectural mastery. The main living room features 32-foot ceilings and enormous glass windows hedged

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 40 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,450 ft² E&V ID E-0016EP CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC HOWARD MORREL TEAM TEL. +1 212 956 4823 E-MAIL HOWARD.MORREL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

against a lush bamboo apiary with bronze mermaids. There are two other living rooms, and four bedrooms including a double-height master suite with a modern dressing room. The fourth floor is a fabulous guest suite with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bar and an approx. 1,600 ft 2 terrace. Offering a combination of drama and intimacy, this townhouse is unique in the architecture of Manhattan.

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Park City

Majestic Contemporary Mountain Estate

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estled in the beautiful gated community of Glenwild, this home affords breathtaking views of the Olympic Park and Canyons, Park City Mountain, and the Deer Valley ski resorts. An architectural masterpiece, this spectacular residence was designed to reflect the owner’s love and passion of music, art, and wine, inspired by the lines and fluidity of a grand piano. A unique wine cellar hugs the curve of the dining room,

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USA, UTAH PRICE USD 7.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,653 ft² LAND APPROX. 3.02 acres E&V ID E-0016D8 CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC PAUL BENSON AND COREY PRESTON TEL. +1 435 640 7441 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with windows surrounded by hand-picked stone providing a glance into the cellar. Outdoor highlights include serene, calming waterfalls and two cosy fire pits. The house features a golf simulator room and is located within the secure gates of Glenwild Golf Club, Utah’s top-ranked course. Park City’s historic Main Street is just 10 minutes from here, whilst Salt Lake International Airport is just a 30-minute drive.


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Park City

Enclave at Sun Canyon – Art in Architecture

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nclave at Sun Canyon is a community of 33 luxury townhouses and four custom homes that have been architecturally designed to intrinsically blend in with their natural surroundings. Constructed from stacked stone, floor-to-ceiling glass and a combination of grass and metal roofs, these residences have been conceived to bring about seamless indoor/outdoor living complete with spectacular views of the mountains.

USA, UTAH PRICE FROM USD 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,300 – 6,000 ft² LAND UP TO APPROX. 1 acre E&V ID E-0016EV CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC NEGAR CHEVRE, BILL FIVEASH, MATTHEW MAGNOTTA TEL. +1 435 602 0904 E-MAIL MATT.MAGNOTTA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

Open wood and metal staircases, wood and natural stone floors, and unique gas fireplaces create a modern, yet warm and inviting ambience. Residents here are treated to the serenity of mountain living and easy access to Park City’s three world-class ski resorts, while only 30 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport. There are various floor plans still available to cater to owners’ individual visions and needs.

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Willow Acres Charming Contemporary Home

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his beautiful three-bedroom family home is situated in an upmarket security estate in the east of Pretoria. The combination of old-world charm and classic elements creates a consummate atmosphere for both relaxing and entertaining. An open plan living area leads out onto a spacious patio with a braai, ideal for unwinding outdoors while overlooking a sparkling pool and tranquil garden. Finishes are elegant, modern

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SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG PRICE ZAR 3.55 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 370 m² LAND APPROX. 912 m² E&V ID ENV78021 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

and of high quality throughout. There are staff quarters consisting of a room, shower, WC and basin. The three upstairs bedrooms are laid with laminated wooden floors. The master bedroom features built-in cupboards and a full en suite bathroom with a bathtub, a double basin and a separate toilet. Further highlights include an exclusive kitchen with a separate scullery area, a home study and a four-car garage.


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Muckleneuk

Unsurpassed Executive Residence in Muckleneuk Hill

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uckleneuk Hill is renowned as a diplomatic area, and is close to some of the best high schools, universities and world-class private clinics. The property features four bedrooms, two studies, huge flowing living areas, a cinema room and a four-car garage. Of special mention is the master bedroom suite, which has a private undercover patio, a dressing area fit for royalty, and a vast Hollywood-style bathroom. The gym has an

SOUTH AFRICA, GAUTENG PRICE ZAR 7.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m² LAND APPROX. 1,200 m² E&V ID ENV77972 CONTACT WATERKLOOF (ZA) IN-HOUSE CORPORATE SALES (PTY) LTD LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD TEL. +27 12 030 03 01 E-MAIL WATERKLOOF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

adjacent steam room, sauna and full bathroom, whilst a Jacuzzi can be found next to the pool. The undercover patio has drop-down canvas sides. Security is of the highest order, and comprises sliding Maxidor burglar proofing on all windows and doors, exterior beams and CCTV cameras. These are operated via the Control 4 security system, which can be monitored and controlled remotely from a smartphone.

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Victoria

Award-Winning Oceanfront Masterpiece

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 13.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,700 ft² LAND APPROX. 67 acres E&V ID CA-00001E CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VANCOUVER ISLAND (CDN) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SCOTT PIERCY* AND JAMES LEBLANC* TEL. +1 250 686 7789 E-MAIL SCOTT.PIERCY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM – JAMES.LEBLANC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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warded the Canadian Architect Award in 2003 and Lieutenant Governor’s Award in 2008, this contemporary design by Marko Simcic blends with over 1,400 feet of rugged coastline on approx. 67 acres just outside of Victoria, British Columbia. Canyon River runs through this home and masterfully controls the temperature via hydrothermal radiant energy. Spanning approx. 10,700 ft 2, the contemporary

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six-bedroom property maintains an intimate presence on the interior despite the infinite size of the space. It plays host to every luxury, with formal entertaining space and separate guest accommodation. A myriad of highlights add to the grandiose allure, from the vaulted ceilings, skylights, intricate bridges, terraces and decks, to a tennis court, hot tub, pool, carport and boathouse incorporated into the house.


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Vila Nova de Cerveira Outstanding 17th Century Manor House

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ating back to the 17th century, this manor house is set in a vast French garden overlooking the Minho River. It is located just outside Cerveira, the ‘Village of the Arts’, and is traversed by an ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago. The manor house, its cloister and ‘Presidential House’ combine historic charm and modern comforts. They have been extensively renovated, with the addition of several new

PORTUGAL, NORTHERN PORTUGAL PRICE EUR 4.99 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,100 m² LAND APPROX. 70,000 m² E&V ID W-021X6J CONTACT PORTO (PT) SERAMA UNIPESSOAL LDA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +351 913 46 57 61 E-MAIL PORTO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

suites. Built around a cloister with a fountain at its centre, the buildings that make up the ensemble host 29 bedrooms – each elegantly furnished with balconies, bathrooms and air conditioning. The pool is formed from stone and old mill, with water sourced from a spring. Other superb amenities include a vineyard, orchards, a tennis court, modern pool building, lounge bar, spa, gym and a fully equipped industrial kitchen.

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Majorca

Minimalist Villa with Sea Views in Port Andratx

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his contemporary property is located in peaceful surroundings, just a few minutes’ walk from the picturesque marina. Its sleek elegance, prime sunny location and marvellous sea views cannot fail to impress. Recently completed to the highest quality standards, it truly leaves nothing to be desired. The villa spans three storeys, each linked to one another via an elevator, and affords four bedrooms and four bathrooms in total.

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.2 MILL. E&V ID W-01H84B INTERIOR APPROX. 463 m² LAND APPROX. 1,085 m² CONTACT MALLORCA-PUERTO DE ANDRATX (ES) ENGEL MALLORCA INVEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 67 47 80 E-MAIL ANDRATX@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The living area is substantial in size, with an open plan kitchen making it ideal for cooking, entertainment and enjoyment. Meanwhile, several terraces and a beautifully landscaped pool area form the perfect oasis for sunbathing and relaxation. Appointment features include Italian designer furniture, Gaggenau appliances, a BUS system, Schüco windows, Poliform fitted cupboards, underfloor heating and an air-conditioning system.


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Majorca

Luxury Villa with Magnificent Sea Views

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his south-facing luxury villa is located in a privileged position on the seafront at Cala Vinyas, offering total privacy and direct sea access. The contemporary architecture of this recently constructed, prestigious estate makes the very most of the open views over Majorca’s coastline. This property represents the perfect combination of Mediterranean architecture and modern design. Stylish and elegant, its classic interior

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 18 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 900 m² LAND APPROX. 3,038 m² E&V ID W-00ABWD CONTACT MALLORCA-PORTALS (ES) ENGEL PROPERTIES INVEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 67 68 36 E-MAIL PORTALS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

layout features an extensive living/dining area, spacious hallways with natural stone-faced walls and six sumptuous bedrooms each with en suite bathrooms. In addition, the villa features independent staff living quarters and a fantastic garden spanning some 3,038 m². The enormous outdoor pool of approx. 90 m² is ideal for a leisurely swim or professional training. All in all, this is an absolute gem of an estate.

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Majorca

Newly Built Property with Spectacular Views in Deià

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his spectacular villa is located in a most desirable position with sea views, surrounded by delightful terraces and a Mediterranean garden. The finest materials have been used here to create an impeccable home that combines traditional Majorcan style and contemporary influences. The ground floor houses the reception area, complete with a living room with fireplace, study, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and laundry.

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 700 m² LAND APPROX. 940 m² E&V ID W-01L0RP CONTACT MALLORCA-DEIÀ (ES) BALEARICS PROPERTY PARTNERS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 63 63 63 E-MAIL DEIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

This level opens onto multiple terraces, the pool area, barbecue area and a beautiful courtyard. The first floor affords a large master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a sauna and access to a terrace, as well as two further en suite bedrooms. The top floor hosts a guest wing with a living room, kitchen, access to two terraces, and an en suite bedroom. A double garage, storage room, utility room and wine cellar are also on hand.


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Majorca

Elegant Villa with Sea Views in Son Vida

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his impressive villa is set on a southeast-facing plot with a welltended garden and swimming pool in Son Vida, the most exclusive residential area of Palma de Mallorca. The property is arranged over three floors and offers a double-height hallway, a living room and library, both with a fireplace, a dining room, kitchen and en suite guest bedroom. The upper floor comprises two generously sized master bedroom suites

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m² LAND APPROX. 4,000 m² E&V ID W-00ACUH CONTACT MALLORCA-PALMA SURROUNDINGS (ES) EV PALMA WEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with deluxe bathrooms, a private terrace with fantastic sea views, and a further en suite double bedroom. Other high-end amenities on offer include the central heating system, marble floors, a security alarm, video entry control system, sauna, wine cellar, double garage and staff accommodation. The villa also enjoys close proximity to three top golf courses, two five-star hotels, various marinas and the airport.

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Majorca

Villa with Direct Sea Access in Cala d’Or

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his modern and light-flooded villa is built in an Ibizan style and boasts direct access to the sea. It is situated close to the sought-after bay of Cala Gran in Cala d’Or on Majorca’s southeast coast. Originally built at the end of the 1970s, the property was fully modernised throughout in 2015 using the highest quality materials and fitted with a tasteful interior design. It has a total of six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, as well as a

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m² LAND APPROX. 1,000 m² E&V ID W-0224EO CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTANYI (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

spacious living/dining area, a kitchen, a storage space and a separate pool area. The romantic, wind-sheltered patio forms a wonderful oasis in which to enjoy time outdoors at all times of the year. The Mediterranean feel of this home is enhanced still further by sensational sea views that can be enjoyed from all rooms and from the various terraces. The international marina of Cala d’Or is located very close by.


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Menorca

Spectacular Headland Villa in Ciutadella

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ncompassing almost 17,000 m² of singular headland real estate at the mouth of the natural port of Ciutadella, this property offers huge development potential for free-standing villas or a hotel. In absolute privacy, yet within walking distance of the lovely old town of Ciutadella, the property as it stands today is a genial combination of three residential buildings in traditional Mediterranean architecture, plus a separate

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 10 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m² LAND APPROX. 16,889 m² E&V ID W-020N4T CONTACT MENORCA (ES) EV MENORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 36 92 75 E-MAIL MENORCA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

four-car garage. Exceptional features include direct private access to the sea and proximity of a little sandy cove, private moorings with a wide dock and a very large boathouse with a handling crane, stables, paddocks, a cliff-top swimming pool, beautiful gardens, orchards and unrivalled views of the port. This is an utterly unique residence on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.

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Ibiza

Rural Property with an Idyllic Land Plot

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his dream property is set in the heart of the Ibizan countryside, just a few minutes from Santa Eulalia. Conceived as the consummate home, the villa was built using the highest quality materials and completely free from thresholds and barriers. It also boasts superb technical standards, from the underfloor heating to centrally controlled domestic technology and the Revox music system. The large and almost level

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 570 m² LAND APPROX. 16,025 m² E&V ID W-00A1WQ CONTACT IBIZA (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IBIZA, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 31 13 36 E-MAIL IBIZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

land plot is landscaped in a beautiful Mediterranean style, and features a kitchen garden. The terraces, patios and romantic chill-out areas are ideal for hosting many guests in a private setting, amidst all the natural joys that Ibiza has to offer. The villa has a spacious living/dining room with an open plan kitchen, a library, two bedrooms and a bathroom. A luxurious guesthouse and double garage also belong to the property.


PHOTOS: DAVID TOMS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Marbella

Stunning Villa in La Zagaleta

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his brand new, state-of-the-art villa is finished to the very highest standard and boasts the utmost luxuries. Located at one of Europe’s most exclusive private addresses with unrivalled security, ‘La Zagaleta’ with two private 18-hole golf courses, this fine property enjoys a southern orientation with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the African coast. It boasts six bedrooms, five bathrooms, all

SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 7.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,080 m² LAND APPROX. 4,600 m² E&V ID W-021GYA CONTACT MARBELLA-PUERTO BANÚS (ES) EV-MARGIG S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 85 98 60 E-MAIL MARBELLAPUERTOBANUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

en suite, an open plan kitchen with a dining area, a gym, sauna, sound system, domotics, solar panels and a four-car garage. One particularly impressive feature of this exceptional mansion is the marvellous indoor swimming pool, complete with a bar area. The living and garden spaces blend perfectly with one another, setting the scene for a consummate Mediterranean lifestyle between the indoors and outdoors.

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Marbella Golden Mile

Fabulous Beachfront Villa in Prime Location

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his is a rare opportunity to purchase a beachfront villa at the most desirable address in Marbella. This exquisite home enjoys direct access to the beach and the promenade, and is within short walking distance of Puerto Banús and the centre of Marbella. This position, coupled with breathtaking views, sets the scene for a luxurious lifestyle. Elegantly decorated with exceptional attention to detail, the villa comprises

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SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 6.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 597 m² LAND APPROX. 817 m² E&V ID W-020Q0E CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

several reception rooms, as well as magnificent outdoor entertainment areas around the private pool and the Moorish courtyard with its lovely fountains. The enormous master suite boasts an ample dressing room, extensive wardrobes, and a spacious terrace with stunning sea views. A total of six en suite bedrooms, including a separate guest wing with a private entrance, complete this marvellous residence.


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Estepona

The Epitome of Mediterranean Splendour

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nown as one of the most beautiful villas on the Costa del Sol, this stunning property is situated on the New Golden Mile on a private estate of some 20 ha, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It boasts a majestic courtyard surrounded by 51 stone arches, palm trees and a central fountain. The ground floor presides over two large living rooms and a lounge, a suite and a service area with a separate apartment. The

SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EUR 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m² LAND APPROX. 200,000 m² E&V ID W-0210XP CONTACT MARBELLA WEST (ES) OPTIMUM COSTA DEL SOL, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 88 38 71 E-MAIL MARBELLAWEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

upper floor is set around a gallery and consists of three suites and an office. The master suite affords two bathrooms, two dressing rooms and two terraces, all independent and with splendid sea views. A pathway surrounded by fruit trees leads to the private lake. The situation of this estate guarantees absolute privacy, only 10 minutes from Puerto Banús. This property is exceptional, even to the most discerning of standards.

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Torrelodones

Wonderful Rustic Property

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his magnificent stone country house is set in a large garden with a swimming pool enclosed by a rockery and a variety of plants and shrubs. The ground floor comprises a spacious entrance hall with an interior garden and skylight, a WC and a fitted kitchen opening onto the covered porch and garden. A bright sitting room presides over an open fireplace and separate dining room, whilst a library leads the way

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SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EUR 980,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m² LAND APPROX. 1,100 m² E&V ID W-01U9JE CONTACT MADRID-TORRELODONES (ES) INSIOS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 91 859 43 85 E-MAIL MADRIDTORRELODONES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

to the bedroom quarters. The main bedroom suite features a beautiful stained glass window, a rustic-style bathroom, dressing room and exit to the garden, as well as two further double bedrooms and one family bathroom. The basement, decorated in a rustic style with clay floor tiles, exposed wooden beams, stucco painted walls and brick walls, plays host to a large sitting room with a fireplace, a bar, wine cellar and WC.


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Madrid

A Masterpiece of Construction in La Moraleja

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his magnificent home by the architect Javier Carvajal is situated on a unique land plot in La Moraleja, complete with a small grotto and a 19th century watchtower. The property is guaranteed to impress, with approx. 150 metres bordering directly onto the golf course, forming a natural extension to the garden. Inside, the layout clearly designates between the private quarters and the areas envisaged for socialising.

SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,200 m² LAND APPROX. 3,200 m² E&V ID W-01PZD3 CONTACT MADRID-LA MORALEJA (ES) EGONE CONSULTING, S.L.U. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 91 161 05 21 E-MAIL MADRIDLAMORALEJA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The former encompass five bedrooms in total, as well as a separate staff apartment, whilst the latter reception spaces include several halls, a living room, dining area and cinema, all interlinked with one another. The property also features a wine cellar and office building set apart from the main house. The pool is evocative of an original pond where cattle used to come to drink, respecting the primeval spirit of the area.

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Sitges

Exclusive Villa between the Golf Course and the Sea

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his marvellous property enjoys a superb location in the prestigious area of Terramar in Sitges, very close to both the golf course and the beach. It spans three storeys, complete with a basement, attic and elevator. The ground floor features a grand entrance hall giving on to a library and dining room, both of which open on to the large garden and pool area. This level is complemented by a kitchen, a bright living room and a

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SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 m² LAND APPROX. 1,644 m² E&V ID W-00C7IK CONTACT SITGES (ES) FINEST PROPERTIES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 93 811 44 44 E-MAIL SITGES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

utility room. A beautiful staircase leads to the first floor, which presides over seven en suite bedrooms. The perfect space in which to create art or enjoy the cinema awaits on the attic floor. The entire property is in immaculate condition and ready for immediate occupancy. It features separate quarters for domestic staff, as well as a sauna area. The house also benefits from good transport links to Barcelona and the airport.


PHOTOS: SARDAFOTOGRAFS.COM – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1981

Costa Dorada

Stately Beachfront Villa

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ocated in one of most desirable positions on Spain’s Gold Coast, ‘Villa Greta’ affords a paradise garden set right in front of the sea. This spectacular estate comprises a Mediterranean-style main house spanning some 1,000 m², as well as a separate staff apartment, and numerous other outhouses for accommodating guests or staff, and for garden maintenance. A roundabout planted with pine and palm trees creates a suitably grand

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,300 m² LAND APPROX. 46,120 m² E&V ID W-02032B CONTACT TARRAGONA (ES) TULIBET S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 977 07 96 00 E-MAIL TARRAGONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

entrance to this home. The Andalusian courtyard with birds of paradise and gardenias fills the air with wonderfully fragrant aromas in the evenings, as does the field of mandarin oranges. Gates next to the pool and barbecue area lead directly to the long, sandy and peaceful beach beyond. Meanwhile, strolls along the pathways that lead around the beautiful grounds of this estate are an absolute pleasure for all the senses.

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PHOTOS: MARIA PUJOL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 170 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Costa de Barcelona Exquisite, Fully Furnished & Equipped

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his property boasts a stunning design, enhanced by the latest technologies throughout including high-end appliances, solar panels, and a security system. Each of the rooms in this home is flooded with glorious light and enjoy wonderful outlooks over the sea. The ground floor consists of a large double-height living room with a fireplace, as well as a commodious suite and office, an exclusive kitchen and laundry

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SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 4.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m² LAND APPROX. 2,500 m² E&V ID W-0207OU CONTACT MARESME (ES) MARESME PROPERTIES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 937 98 88 99 E-MAIL MARESME@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

area. A large master bedroom suite can be found on the first floor, comprising a dressing room and bathroom with whirlpool and shower, along with a further bedroom suite and two bedrooms sharing another bathroom. The basement comprises a garage with space for up to four cars, a gym, bathroom and storage space. The flat roof serves as a vast terrace with spectacular sea views. The property is sold fully furnished.


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Esplugues de Llobregat

Exclusive New Property with Gorgeous Views

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his splendid, newly built house in Ciudad Diagonal faces southeast and boasts amazing views over Barcelona and the sea. The basement floor accommodates a spacious garage for four vehicles, with two additional spaces for guests. The ground floor presides over an exclusive kitchen, a vast dining area of some 62 m² opening to an outdoor dining area of some 30 m², and a bathroom. The first floor features two suites

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 1.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m² LAND APPROX. 722 m² E&V ID W-00NCSA CONTACT SANT JUST DESVERN (ES) EV SANT JUST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 93 473 54 87 E-MAIL SANTJUST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a living room, as well as access to the beautiful rear garden. Three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms can be found on the second floor, plus a master suite with a dressing room and a private terrace. The crowning glory is the swimming pool on the top floor, complete with a solarium and a polyvalent room. All levels are linked by a staircase and elevator, and are flooded by a glorious abundance of natural light.

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PHOTOS: FREDDY ROIG – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1969

Roses

Fantastic Villa on the Beach

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his unique property is located on the seafront of Almadrava Beach. The house is surrounded by a spectacular palm garden with exotic Mediterranean vegetation and access to the splendid beach with its fine sand and crystal-clear waters. The estate consists of three buildings: a main house, a second building with two apartments of some 80 m² each, and the old lighthouse of Roses, which has been converted into a loft

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SPAIN, COSTA BRAVA PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 511 m² LAND APPROX. 2,839 m² E&V ID W-021R1F CONTACT ROSES (ES) PRATS & WENDT S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 15 47 96 E-MAIL ROSES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

space. The main house comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a large living/dining room with an open fireplace. The kitchen has been renovated to a contemporary and luxurious standard. All rooms were tastefully refurbished in 2014 using top-quality materials. The spacious outdoor terraces are ideal for romantic barbecue evenings in a Mediterranean ambience. A two-car garage is also available.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001

Empuriabrava

Unique & Unforgettable Villa on the Canal

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his property forms a delightful amalgamation of comfort, prestige, convenience, quality, luxury, design and security. The villa is built over three levels and features an approx. 22-metre boat mooring, four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and two bedrooms in the converted basement for accommodating guests or domestic staff. It is located on the main canal, which forms part of approx. 30 km of navigable waterways.

SPAIN, COSTA BRAVA PRICE EUR 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 481 m² LAND APPROX. 838 m² E&V ID W-00CIIW CONTACT EMPURIABRAVA (ES) JUPENADE REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 45 64 40 E-MAIL EMPURIABRAVA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

There is a host of luxurious extras on offer, including a swimming pool, marble floors, mirrored bulletproof windows, underfloor heating, air conditioning, electric shutters and remote-controlled curtains, automated entry and garage gates, as well as a large garage with space for two cars. This is the consummate home for discovering the Costa Brava and its idyllic little bays by boat, directly from one’s own doorstep.

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Barcelona Pyrenees

Refined Home Overlooking the Cerdanya Valley

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his magnificent house is located in an exclusive residential compound with some 130 houses known as ‘La Pleta de Bolvir’. Distributed over three floors, it enjoys both abundant sunshine and glorious views. Just one of the many highlights is the splendid attic bedroom suite complete with a living room, fireplace, terrace and exposed wooden rafters. The main floor comprises a living area with a sitting room and fireplace, a

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SPAIN, CERDANYA PRICE EUR 600,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 210 m² LAND APPROX. 40 m² E&V ID W-021NI4 CONTACT CERDANYA (ES) INICIATIVES NOVA ERA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 14 12 06 E-MAIL CERDANYA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

terrace with access to the garden, a dining room, open plan kitchen, guest WC and multipurpose room. Meanwhile, the ground floor plays host to a delightful porch area, a bedroom suite, a double bedroom, a bedroom with bunk beds, a full bathroom and a garage with space for one vehicle. Amenities include a communal swimming pool and gardens, as well as 24-hour surveillance and a gardening service.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1522

Barberêche

Exquisite Apartment in Castle Set Above Lake

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arberêche Castle consists of a total of four living units in the form of freehold apartments. It is set within approx. 30,000 m² of parkland grounds featuring woodland and gardens. The 5.5-roomed apartment on the ground floor and its corresponding two-roomed apartment on the attic level were both renovated in 2008, in line with the aesthetic tastes of the owner. Only the most exclusive materials of the highest

SWITZERLAND, FREIBURG PRICE CHF 2.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 231 m² NO. OF ROOMS 7.5 E&V ID W-020WHK CONTACT BERN (CH) ALUAG BTS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 31 950 22 11 E-MAIL BERN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

quality were used during this renovation work. The use of gold in all its variants is especially worthy of note. This precious metal forms the main part of the decorative embellishments in the kitchen, living room and bathrooms in particular. A great deal of emphasis has been placed on instilling prestige into this home. Set within peaceful and secluded surroundings, guests can be received with utter sophistication.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1973

Zermatt

Enchanting Chalet with Matterhorn Views

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esigned in a traditional style typical for the local region, ‘Chalet Pilou’ lies on the sought-after southern side of Zermatt. Here in this idyllic location, fantastic sweeping views can be enjoyed that take in the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt and the surrounding scenery. The chalet is finished with high-end materials and loving attention to detail. The heart of this home can be found on the first floor: the living

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SWITZERLAND, WALLIS PRICE CHF 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 236 m² LAND APPROX. 331 m² E&V ID W-021RKN CONTACT MONTREUX (CH) EV ROMANDIE SA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 21 533 13 33 E-MAIL MONTREUX@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

room with its romantic cheminée fireplace and unique wraparound outlook over Zermatt’s Alpine wonderland. The top floor of the property is also filled with a sense of romance, where the starry sky glistens down through the roof window at night. This magnificent chalet leaves nothing to be desired. Just some of the other appealing features include a sauna and a beautiful garden with a terrace enjoying peace and privacy.


PHOTOS: SEBASTIAN DEVENISH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Schönried

Chalet with Panoramic Views in Schönried

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his substantial and beautiful chalet is situated in the sunniest part of Schönried, just above Saanen, on one of the most popular winter sport mountains in the Saanenland region. Enjoying peace and serenity just a few minutes from the ski lifts, the magnificent property also offers spectacular panoramic views over the Alps. Each of the rooms that make up this spacious interior layout is flooded with natural light thanks to

SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 14 MILL. E&V ID W-021UHW INTERIOR APPROX. 419 m² LAND APPROX. 3,000 m² YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION 1986 CONTACT GSTAAD (CH) E&V GSTAAD PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 33 655 65 05 E-MAIL GSTAAD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

the large windows throughout. Benefiting from two separate entrances, the chalet could also be split into two apartments if so desired. In addition, there is ample room to build a spa area. The chalet is surrounded by a large plot of land, which belongs to the deeds and would be suitable for further construction. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a rare property indeed with scope for development.

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Lyss

Prestigious Mansion in the Heart of Lyss

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be used, as it has to date, as an office or commercial space for individual ventures and visions. The newly landscaped park grounds span approx. 2,161 m², providing residents and visitors with ample scope for spending time outdoors, as well as featuring 12 outdoor parking spaces. The property is centrally located, with Lyss Station just three minutes away and the ‘Lyssbachpark’ shopping centre immediately next-door.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1919

he prestigious ‘Villa Sunmatt’ was built to a solid construction in 1919 in a neo-Baroque style with 13 rooms. It underwent extensive modernisation work in 2013. The restored stone façade now too shines in its original splendour. The many rooms inside the residence present many different options for usage. Straightforward alteration work could convert the property into a unique private home. Alternatively it could

SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 1.55 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m² LAND APPROX. 2,161 m² E&V ID W-021VM3 CONTACT BIEL (CH) PKR GMBH

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Schaffhausen

Splendid Townhouse

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of the house could function autonomously and be used separately if so desired. They are particularly impressive for their sheer size and their superior appointment details. This includes refurbished and exclusive bathrooms, warm doussie parquet flooring throughout the reception and bedroom quarters, and a contemporary kitchen. The sprawling garden grounds feature an outdoor pool and a covered seating area.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910

ocated in the town of Schaff hausen, this elegant home exudes a great deal of charm. With foundation walls dating back to 1910, the detached residence has a country house style complete with a characteristic mansard roof. The building was renovated throughout in 2006. As it stands today, the handsome property forms a wonderful mix of historic flair and modern living comforts. The substantially sized rooms on the three separate levels

SWITZERLAND, SCHAFFHAUSEN PRICE CHF 1.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 257 m² LAND APPROX. 1,145 m² E&V ID W-021ELN CONTACT SCHAFFHAUSEN (CH) GRUND GENUG IMMOBILIEN AG

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uxury and spaciousness are united to superb effect in this beautiful home on the outskirts of Zurich. Built in 1993, the property benefits from its desirable location in Gutenswil with very good connections to the city and the airport. Renovation work in 2011 has imbued this dwelling with an individual and utterly appealing character. There are 11 rooms on offer in total, as well as a self-contained apartment with a separate

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entrance and an indoor pool opening out to the delightful garden grounds complete with a pergola and outdoor kitchen. Another highlight is the luxurious master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and two dressing closets. Two large studios on the attic level are perfectly suited for work or home fitness. The underground garage meanwhile is guaranteed to appeal to automobile lovers, with parking spaces for a fleet of up to 12 vehicles.

PHOTOS: ALEX BUSCHOR – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1993/2011

Near Zurich

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 667 m² LAND APPROX. 1,418 m² E&V ID W-021GHX CONTACT ZÜRICH NORD (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG


PHOTOS: APIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1972

Zurich Gold Coast

Exclusive Jewel in Prime Location on Lake Zurich

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his splendid 12-room property is situated in beautifully landscaped park grounds in the most desirable position in Herrliberg on the banks of Lake Zurich. For those with discerning standards, the exclusive property represents a superb retreat exuding a prestigious and welcoming ambience. Sweeping views can be enjoyed from the garden over the water and stretching as far as the Swiss mountains in the dis-

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 14.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 710 m² LAND APPROX. 2,687 m² E&V ID W-021NA7 CONTACT KÜSNACHT (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 210 92 30 E-MAIL KUESNACHT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

tance. Inside this sensational home are seven bedrooms, six bathrooms and an indoor swimming pool. The expansive living and dining area with a conservatory and cosy library is worthy of particularly special note. The property has been conceived with much loving attention to detail, culminating in an exceptional atmosphere within and a fittingly striking setting in which to receive guests with grace and style.

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PHOTOS: DANIEL ERNE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1965

Horgen

Magnificent Home with Unobstructable Lake Views

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his exclusive plot with a grand and charming property occupies a unique position in Horgen, with sensational views of the lake and the Alps that cannot be obstructed. This privileged location allows for home life in absolute privacy and with uncompromised recreation. The bright and inviting entrance gives on to delightful and substantially dimensioned reception rooms, each blessed with tasteful ceiling stuccowork.

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SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 7.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 330 m² LAND APPROX. 1,624 m² E&V ID W-01H22Z CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE THALWIL (CH) PLATINUM IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 44 533 12 12 E-MAIL ZUERICHSEETHALWIL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The centerpiece of the mansion is the salon-like living room, which features a cheminée, a marvellous window frontage and overwhelming views over Lake Zurich. The indoors and outdoors appear to merge into one here, to magnificent effect. The wine cellar is superbly equipped and gives connoisseurs the chance to store their fine wines in expert fashion, as well as to taste them in a suitably auspicious setting with friends.


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Lake Wörth

AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. E&V ID W-02071I INTERIOR APPROX. 512 m² LAND APPROX. 6,871 m² CONTACT

Impressive Dwelling with Idyllic Lake Views

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his rarity on the banks of Lake Wörth has dream lake views to offer, along with absolute tranquillity, a bathing house, high-end materials and a superb layout. The property was modernised throughout at great effort and expense in 2002. All thermally insulated windows are equipped with wooden shutters, whilst the French windows feature wrought-iron screens. The flooring is of especially high quality, with marble and granite

cut from blocks. An alarm system ensures the utmost level of security. Bathing pleasure is guaranteed in the 12-metre, solar-heated pool, which can be found in the bathing house built into the rock face. Films become an unforgettable experience in the home cinema located in the basement, fitted with a Bang & Olufsen system. A steam room and sauna with a shower provide additional opportunities for relaxation.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 25.8 kWh/m²a, EMISSION 4.7 kgCO2 /m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Sicily

Award-Winning Home Facing the Aeolian Islands

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uilt in a unique architectural design, this villa affords superb views of the Tyrrhenian coast facing out towards the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sicily. The property was designed by the well-known international firm UFO, and has been honoured with numerous awards. The two levels are conceived with smooth transitions and generous ceilings heights, set around a

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ITALY, MESSINA PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 343 m² LAND APPROX. 5 ha E&V ID W-01ZETQ CONTACT TAORMINA (IT) DEUX REAL ESTATE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0942 62 00 78 E-MAIL TAORMINA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

central living area with vast windows opening out onto the dual-level swimming pool and the spectacular panorama across the islands. Sophistication pervades every room, where refined colours are set perfectly against carefully selected materials. The villa is equipped with the very latest technology and finished to a top quality standard. Surrounded by fruit trees, this is a wonderful haven for enjoying life in every season.


PHOTOS: ALBERTO BORTOLUZZI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 474 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1921 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Marchirolo

Historic Mansion with Pool

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his beautiful and historic mansion is located in Marchirolo, close to the Swiss border. It is blessed with large and bright spaces that have been carefully designed down to the finest details. The parkland grounds span some 9,000 m² with an abundance of old trees and a wonderful swimming pool with a relaxation area. It is also enhanced by a former greenhouse, carefully renovated and now converted into a charming

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.79 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m² LAND APPROX. 9,000 m² E&V ID W-01ZRIX CONTACT VARESE (IT) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0332 28 72 45 E-MAIL VARESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

guestroom with a kitchenette, dressing room and bathroom. Built in 1921 and beautifully preserved over time, the residence consists of a light-filled living room, a dining room overlooking the balcony, a kitchen and a bathroom. Upstairs there are three bedrooms with a balcony and three bathrooms, whilst the attic hosts two bedrooms and a bathroom. The basement accommodates a laundry, service room, cellar and garage.

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PHOTOS: MICHELA BATTAGIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 19.15 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Lake Como

Top-Class Villa with Spectacular Views

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uilt to Swiss standards, this ultra-modern villa affords spectacular views over Lake Como and the world-famous town and peninsula of Bellagio. The “A” class energy rating and sophisticated air circulation system are both testimony to the comfort and economy of this property. With terraces, a balcony and private pool all facing the lake, the villa enjoys sunshine and stunning vistas throughout the day. The villa is being sold

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ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 180 m² LAND APPROX. 500 m² E&V ID W-01ZFJE CONTACT CERNOBBIO (IT) FINEST ITALIAN ESTATES SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 031 51 30 99 E-MAIL CERNOBBIO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

fully finished and complete with all linens, cutlery and crockery, so it can be occupied immediately upon completion of the sale. There is a large double garage with an integrated people and goods elevator leading directly to the living accommodation. This villa is ideally situated for Como and Milan, Lugano and St. Moritz, offering a wealth of cultural, shopping and recreational mountain activities.


PHOTOS: MICHELA BATTAGIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 246.25 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Lake Como

Luxury and Grandeur in Historic Lakefront Villa

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his extraordinary property in the ‘Villa ai Cedri’ consists of a magnificent apartment with an approx. 150 m² lakefront terrace and balcony, a private plot with eight moorings and a guest apartment. The apartment features an impressive entrance, a spacious living room, an elegant dining room, a sitting room, luxury kitchen, grand master suite, dressing room and marble bathroom, an indoor pool and steam bath,

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 4.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 585 m² LAND APPROX. 150 m² E&V ID W-021KFJ CONTACT CERNOBBIO (IT) FINEST ITALIAN ESTATES SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 031 51 30 99 E-MAIL CERNOBBIO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Most of the rooms offer amazing views over Lake Como. This impeccable property impresses with its elegant architecture, high-quality craftsmanship and distinguished interior including six-metre frescoed ceilings, Venetian marble floors and bathrooms, and gilt decorations. It represents a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most prestigious apartments on Lake Como.

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PHOTOS: MICHELA BATTAGIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 159.42 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: WOOD – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Lake Como

Designer Hideaway above Lake Como

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his unique house is situated 750 metres above Lake Como, surrounded by peace and tranquillity. The designer lodge offers immediate access to mountain trekking and hunting, whilst the lake is situated just 20 minutes below by car. The property has been fully renovated and recreated by the current owner, an international interior designer. No effort and expense has been spared to present unique features using

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ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 495,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 255 m² LAND APPROX. 135 m² E&V ID W-01PMBN CONTACT CERNOBBIO (IT) FINEST ITALIAN ESTATES SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 031 51 30 99 E-MAIL CERNOBBIO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

top-quality materials including polished steel, leather and traditional chestnut beams, all whilst retaining the original character. This provides a comfortable yet inspiring environment in which to relax from the hectic outside world. Excellent air quality, witnessed by local sanatoria, adds to the appeal of this location. World-famous St. Moritz, Milan and the wine region of Valtellina are only approx. 90 minutes away.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 256.10 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1880 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Milan

Prestigious Patrician Villa

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ocated in the upmarket Conciliazione area of the city, this magnificent patrician villa dates back to the late 19th century. It encompasses a single parcel of land enclosed by four roads and set apart from any neighbouring properties. At the centre of the grounds stands the beautiful and bright main villa, set over four floors, whilst additional apartments and five garages can be found along the ‘Via Spluga’ elevation of the plot.

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 21 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,390 m² LAND APPROX. 915 m² E&V ID W-01UEXJ 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

The two buildings are connected via an underground floor. Originally conceived as one private residence, the villa has been divided into several apartments and requires renovation work to restore it to its original splendour. The property is ideally suited for use as a prestigious family home, consulate or branch of an international company. The sale relates to the assignment of shares of a company.

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PHOTOS: GIANLUCA MUSCAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 181 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1980 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Costa Smeralda

The Special Charm of Cala di Volpe Bay

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his beautiful villa boasts majestic views of the prestigious yachts moored in the bay of Cala di Volpe. It forms a harmonious blend of modernity and romance, with superior materials, charming interiors, classic furniture and panoramic windows affording stunning coastal vistas. The living area opens on to the large covered patio with relaxing corners, whilst the modern custom kitchen gives on to an impressive

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ITALY, SARDINIA PRICE EUR 6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m² LAND APPROX. 2,100 m² E&V ID W-017YRI CONTACT PORTO CERVO (IT) FIRST SARDEV S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0789 941 83 E-MAIL PORTOCERVO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

dining area. Bright in ambience and decorated in soft colours, the seven double bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms and air conditioning, as well as access to the garden and the infinity pool. A solarium with a magnificent Jacuzzi is the ideal place for relaxing in the utmost style and privacy. A cosy separate building is surrounded by a manicured Mediterranean garden, enjoying the marvellous scents of the Costa Smeralda.


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Bodrum

Contemporary Stone Villa in Gümüslük

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ocated on a green hill overlooking the town of Gümüslük, the bay and out to the Greek islands, this property was completed in 2014 and has since won an architectural award. A mix of natural stone walls, hard wooden decks, fully opening glass frontages and steel elements blend in with the natural environs. The main floor hosts two bedrooms with bathrooms and a large living area with a kitchen. A double-height

TURKEY, BODRUM PRICE EUR 1.43 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m² LAND APPROX. 1,000 m² E&V ID W-01Q2DZ CONTACT BODRUM (TR) TPS PROPERTY CONSULTANCY A.S. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +90 252 358 72 72 E-MAIL BODRUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

hall connects both areas and offers additional space for respite during the hot hours of the day. The living area opens up fully onto the terrace with a pool, doubling the space. A separate apartment with a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry is accessed from the garden floor. Cool white marble floors contrast beautifully with natural stone walls and black steel window frames built to a unique design.

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Amsterdam

Exceptional Penthouse

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his luxurious and recently completed penthouse is situated on the 19th floor of the ‘New Amsterdam’ building in the newly emerging surroundings of the South borough. The impressive building has two entrances with grand lobbies, an outstanding level of service including a doorman and security, and a health club featuring a sauna, heated pool and fitness. The tastefully designed penthouse is set over one storey

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NETHERLANDS, AMSTERDAM PRICE EUR 2.19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 295 m² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-016KH3 CONTACT AMSTERDAM ZUID (NL) HOME VIEW INT. BV LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +31 20 716 24 18 E-MAIL AMSTERDAMZUID@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

boasting every conceivable luxury. The living room is incredibly spacious, with full-length windows all around affording panoramic views. The sitting area has built-in cabinets and a 2.5-metre long fireplace. A secure indoor parking space and a storage room are also included in this offer. Exclusive shopping, wonderful restaurants, international schools, transport to the airport and the famous city centre are all nearby.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 71 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Kampen on Sylt

Brand New Residence with Wadden Sea Views

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ompleted in 2014 and located close to the wadden sea, the virtues of this thatched property are striking and numerous. The typical island style and exclusive materials of the architecture are complemented by a contemporary and elegant interior design. The living room and dining area are graced with oak floorboards, a large floor-length barn door and two open fireplaces. Exquisitely handcrafted fittings and tasteful details

GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 14.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m² LAND APPROX. 2,883 m² E&V ID W-01EYJV CONTACT SYLT (DE) BLUME & HAGENAH IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4651 985 70 E-MAIL SYLT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

can be found throughout the interiors of this home. There are nine rooms, six bedrooms, a spa area with a steam room, and a self-contained apartment with a pantry kitchen and bathroom with shower. The peaceful and prestigious location, coupled with the land plot concealed from the outside with a planted Frisian-style wall and affording impressive wadden sea views, affords ample scope for peace and relaxation.

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Wyk on Föhr

Dream Outlook in Perfection Position on the South Beach

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his property, with six residential units in total, benefits both from its impressive location and the fact that it was built just 10 years ago. This kind and calibre of residence only comes onto the market every 10 to 15 years. The views from here overlooking the wadden sea, the island’s south beach and the Hallig Islands are simply spectacular. Benefitting from maximum sunshine throughout the day, the apartment is also

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GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 87 m² NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-021M0R CONTACT FÖHR/AMRUM (DE) HC HORST CHRISTOPHERSEN – FÖHR-AMRUMER IMMOBILIEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4681 74 86 90 E-MAIL FOEHR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

finished in a bright and maritime design. Three sumptuous bedrooms provide ample space for retreat and recuperation. The property also comprises a bathroom with a shower and an en suite bathroom with a bathtub. The kitchen is both contemporary in design and well conceived. Set directly on the beach and yet close to the conveniences of urban life, this dream apartment caters to a truly superb quality of life.


PHOTOS: FOTODESIGN FLENSBURG/ANIKA PETERSEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 125.60 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL/GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1876 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Steinberg

Historic Thatched Home By the Sea

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riginally erected in 1876, this ensemble of buildings encompasses an historic thatched main house and a former barn building, which has been converted into comfortable and snug living space. This typically Nordic style of living, entailing much loving attention to home details, helps to bring about a serene and relaxed atmosphere throughout. The historic property has been carefully maintained and restored over recent

GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 1.99 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 980 m² LAND APPROX. 75,000 m² E&V ID W-021DML CONTACT FLENSBURG (DE) FLENSBURGER IMMOBILIEN KONTOR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 461 97 88 67 13 E-MAIL FLENSBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

decades, and stands today as a delightful gem of a home that blends in harmoniously with its surroundings. The spaciously dimensioned living hall forms the heart of the property, with its cosy seating corners and impressive old grocery shop cabinetry. The residence opens up many different possible options for usage: as an office, studio, workshop or practice, or as a home suitable for communal living with friends.

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PHOTOS: HINRICH FRANCK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 107.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1995 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Hamburg

Large, Bright & Sophisticated Home in Rahlstedt

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esigned with a touch of Italian style, this elegant property is in like-new condition and presents itself as a wonderfully peaceful and secure domicile for family life. The spacious living room, spanning some 85 m², features a white marble fireplace. It gives on to an approx. 30 m² dining room in the style of a homely conservatory. In addition to four comfortable bedrooms, the first floor also comprises three

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GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.675 MILL. E&V ID W-021YA6 INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m² LAND APPROX. 1,630 m² CONTACT HAMBURG-MARIENTHAL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 370 86 00 00 E-MAIL MARIENTHAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

bathrooms and a bright, walk-in wardrobe. The lower ground floor presides over the usual utility rooms, together with a fitness suite, guest room and a splendid spa complete with a whirlpool and steam room. The idyllic setting and exclusive appointment of this exceptional home leaves nothing to be desired. The quiet location, expansive sunny garden and large double garage enhance the property still further.


PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 228.70 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1883 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Hamburg

Art Nouveau Mansion Close to the Alster Lake

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his art nouveau property was built to a solid construction standard in 1883. It lays peacefully tucked away at the rear of a land plot in the Hohenfelde district. The beautiful townhouse features a particularly attractive stairwell. The old wooden doors, original sliding doors and marvellous stucco ceilings remain well preserved. The ground floor consists of three rooms that flow into one another, as well as a fitted

GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.55 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 220 m² LAND APPROX. 200 m² E&V ID W-020TF7 CONTACT HAMBURG PREMIUM (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 46 86 31 20 E-MAIL HAMBURGPREMIUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

kitchen by the brand Poggenpohl and a further room with a bathroom. The elegant marble fireplace adds the required degree of homely cosiness. The first floor hosts three bedrooms and a large bathroom. The garden is north facing, with mature vegetation creating an urban idyll. The entire plot is entitled to special rights of use. A garden area has been leased along the western elevation of the property, ensuring ample sunshine.

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PHOTOS: ANNA DUDEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 12 kWh/m²a (MAIN HOUSE), 40.5 kWh/m²a (GUEST BUNGALOW) – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY, PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Jever

Private Equestrian Estate for Refined Living

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his impressive property is located in the heart of Jever amidst beautiful natural surroundings. Riding enthusiasts will find everything they require here for all manner of equestrian sporting pursuits in this attractive setting. The private estate, spanning some 21,000 m², offers superb facilities for steeds and riders alike. In addition to a riding arena and paddock, this property also has stables with four horse boxes at present, as well as a hayloft

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GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 1.15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 250 m² LAND APPROX. 21,000 m² E&V ID W-020BTL CONTACT WILHELMSHAVEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS DIRK MÖHLE E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4421 755 10 00 E-MAIL WILHELMSHAVEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a large barn building for various kinds of vehicles. Home comforts can be found in the country house spanning approx. 166 m² and the guest bungalow of some 84 m², which is virtually barrier-free. State-of-the-art geothermal heat pump technology and a photovoltaic system provide the estate with regenerative energy. This has become a centre for passionate equestrian sports ever since its inception in 2009.


PHOTOS: THOMAS ULRICH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 138.8 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY/GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1988/2004

Near Fischland-Darß

Property Overlooking the Artists’ Colony Ahrenshoop

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his exclusive and light-flooded dwelling is set in idyllic garden grounds in a wonderfully secluded location on the banks of the ‘Saaler Bodden’ lagoon. The prestigious property spans two storeys and is ideal for anyone seeking space and room to breathe – both indoors and amidst glorious natural surroundings. Two air-conditioned bedrooms and open plan reception rooms with floor-length panoramic windows

GERMANY, MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA PRICE EUR 970,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 373 m² LAND APPROX. 6,128 m² E&V ID W-01Q8KR CONTACT FISCHLAND-DARSS-ZINGST (DE) V8 IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 38220 66 99 88 E-MAIL DARSS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

affording impressive views make this a family residence with luxurious credentials. The spa area featuring an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, Finnish steam room and fitness suite make for a superb home oasis in which to relax. The pristine Baltic Sea beaches of the FischlandDarß-Zingst peninsula are within close proximity to this property, as are many inner bay harbours typical for the region.

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PHOTOS: STAY.ARCHITEKTURFOTOGRAFIE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE 59.90 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Wendisch Rietz

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 890,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 150 m² LAND APPROX. 751 m² E&V ID W-021EPO CONTACT

Exclusive Living on the Scharmützelsee Lake

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et in a privileged and special location on a private island, this exclusive jewel of a home is built in a New England style with a sustainable timber-framed construction. It sits in a park-like ensemble directly next to the Scharmützelsee lake. Only the very finest materials have been used here, with the aim of creating an elegant mix of comfort and presence. Handcrafted furnishings can be found throughout the property, includ-

ing tasteful panelling and fitted cupboards, as well as a custom-designed kitchen that leaves nothing to be desired. One particularly appealing feature is the home spa, which presides over a steam room and a dry sauna, a large shower area and a relaxation room complete with an unoverlooked terrace. The high-quality inventory is included in the offering, allowing for an exclusive lifestyle to commence here straight away.

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PHOTOS: MARIA NOGLIK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 102.7 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1907 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Berlin

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. E&V ID W-020O1U INTERIOR APPROX. 620 m² LAND APPROX. 2,175 m² CONTACT BERLIN-

Unique & Grand Residence in Prime Location

GRUNEWALD (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GRUNEWALD-ZEHLENDORF GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 897 30 90 E-MAIL BERLINGRUNEWALD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

et on a raised plateau in the desirable Berlin district of Schlachtensee, this mansion property affords spectacular all-round views. It enjoys a sunny southwest-facing position overlooking the unspoilt conservation area situated immediately alongside the grounds. Originally built in 1907 as an art nouveau country residence, this property was fitted with custom features in 2009 according to the historical plans. Its conversion into a

classical and grand three-storey residence, complete with French windows and four terraces, makes the most of the unique natural surroundings so close to the city. The commodious entrance hallway on the ground floor gives on to resplendent reception rooms interlinked with one another in a classical salon style. There are a total of seven bedrooms and four bathrooms accommodated on the first and roof levels.

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Bad Lauchstädt

Magnificent Estate Steeped in History

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his grand property was built between 1885 and 1895 in the delightful spa town of Bad Lauchstädt. It stands on a plot of land spanning approx. 11,000 m², enclosed by a perimeter wall. In addition to the main building, designed in the style of a Baroque castle, there are several other substantial buildings on the estate that could be used for both residential and commercial purposes. The prestigious main house comprises a living and utility

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GERMANY, SAXONY-ANHALT PRICE EUR 2.1 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 1,224 m² LAND APPROX. 11,000 m² E&V ID 157733 CONTACT HALLE (DE) EUV IMMOBILIEN SACHSEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 345 470 49 60 E-MAIL HALLE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

space of approx. 1,224 m². It has a lower ground floor, two full levels and a converted attic level with a tower, each of which have been carefully restored. Just one of the sensational interior highlights is the Baroque hall, which spans some 150 m² and is adorned with stucco decorations and intricate murals. The estate also boasts wonderful grounds, landscaped in a park style with an abundance of beautiful old trees and a water fountain feature.


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Just moments scent of leather is in the air. At the large white desks, employees work before your arrival, your gaze was lost in the vast alone or in pairs, totally engrossed in their tasks. Since 2006 Bottega landscape around Vicenza, the fields of wheat and Veneta has also been running a school for leatherwork, where the pascorn catching your eye. In the distance, there are sion for the craft and traditional techniques are passed on to the young a few farms dotted around. And all the way in the apprentices. Last year alone, 640 students learned all about high-end background, on the horizon, there is the freeway leather craftsmanship at the school. Tomas Maier’s “Scuola dei Maestri to Venice. It’s just your typical northern Italian inPellettieri” continues a tradition that has long been a well-kept secret dustrial landscape. But when the door of the hisof the profession: many tricks of the trade, details and procedures are toric villa shuts behind you, you find yourself in still passed on the traditional way – orally, from master to apprentice. Tomas Maier’s minimalist paradise. The Nappa and calf leather, which are being cut, woven and stitched Maier became Bottega Veneta’s Creative Director in 2001, and has together, are treated with the utmost respect during the entire prosince led the once financially embattled company out of its crisis duction process. A master craftsman stands in front of a pile of gray, and on to record profits. In the last few years, its turnover rose by tanned hides and checks their quality. He picks one, engaging all his double digits: to 1.13 billion euros in 2014. On the other hand, Maisenses in the process: scanning every piece with a firm gaze, then er carefully and slowly nurtured the idea gingerly sliding his fingertips over them, and finally pulling at the edges to carefulfor this atelier located in a former private villa, giving himself seven years for the ly check the elasticity. “We need specialists planning and refurbishment stages. The with an eye for the subtlest nuances,” emson of an architect and a native of southphasizes Tomas Maier. The choice of leathern Germany, he executes any project he er and the craftsmanship make every bag by Bottega Veneta unique. Prototypes, as works on to utter perfection, just like he well as custom-made models and samples did in his previous roles as a fashion designer at Sonia Rykiel and Hermès. are produced here in the atelier. The handIn his current position as Creative Dibag collections are manufactured in larger rector, he has an entire universe to design: numbers in the Veneto, Tuscany and Abrufrom the Bottega Veneta fashion ranges zzi regions, and in Naples. for men and women to leather key rings; ropped up on the table is a model of from the home collection which includes a half-finished bag. Dozens of metfurniture, china and accessories to flagal clips hold the leather strips in poship stores from Milan to Shanghai. In sition. The “Cabat” is the label’s most faterms of area, the country estate in Vicenmous model and its signature product. It takes two experienced craftsmen two days za between Verona and Venice is his largest project: it includes 55,000 square meto finish each of the bags. Using the traditers of parkland. tional “intrecciato” technique, they weave Poetically speaking, the “Villa Montetogether two layers of extremely soft Nappa bello” is the heart of Bottega Veneta. In leather. Maier started his career at Bottega the atelier, which is suffused with light, Veneta with the rediscovery of this modthe best Italian leather craftsmen are el. “I always demand the impossible of my employees,” he is reported to have said. working on the prototypes, which are This is how he spurs them on to perform at based on Maier’s sketches, prepared on the drawing board of his New York studio. their absolute best. The result: the “Cabat” A perfectionist with a clear vision. Former “I am totally convinced that we achieve does not require a lining because there are Waldorf school student Creative Director Tomas Maier takes a holistic view. From the “Cabat” better results when we make things comno features which need to be hidden. It’s a handbag (current collection) to the atelier in the fortable for our staff,” said the Creative wonderful example of perfect craftsman“Villa Montebello” in Vicenza: Bottega Veneta Director in a recent interview. He worked ship. Costing roughly 3,000 euros, it’s also stands for timeless and elegant understatement. carefully on the floor plan and on the outa masterpiece that is made to last. door spaces, using the existing, mature trees. He also put in bicyAt lunchtime everyone meets in the cafeteria. Glass walls allow cle parking for the approximately 300 employees and even designed the room to be flooded with daylight; wide doors lead onto the roof terrace. Here, too, Maier paid particular attention to excellent workthe lights and tables inside the building – as well as deciding on the manship. You walk on wooden floorboards, relax under white paramixture for the terrazzo floors. he result is a complete work of art: sustainably renovated with sols, and enjoy gazing off into the distance. At his home in the U.S., building materials sourced from the region, and boasting a phoMaier spends as much time as possible outdoors. He loves nature and tovoltaic and a rainwater recycling system. For this, Bottega Vethe simple life. Maybe he wanted to help his employees appreciate it, neta was the first fashion company in the world to be awarded the too, and help them relax – between work cycles – in the fresh air, on LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. With the terrace or in the park. its purist, timeless ambiance, the building certainly is typically Tomas Apart from the atelier, the archives and the extraordinary leather Maier. Last but not least, the fashion designer also proves, with little storeroom, the “Villa Montebello” also houses a small museum where a multitude of “Cabats” in different colors, sizes and designs are exeffort, it appears, how stylish a “Bottega Veneta” – a “Venetian workhibited. The quiet nature of the villa is also reflected in the bags’ small shop” – can look these days. As the morning sun floods into the atelier, white blinds immediately details. Any search for a label will be in vain. There is no large logo slide down silently to block the glare. The long, high-ceilinged room to be flaunted, either. In Tomas Maier’s opinion, the bag owner’s peris the former colonnade, which now boasts a large glass frontage and sonality is all that is required. Bottega Veneta stays true to its slogan: TS has the open atmosphere of an advertising agency. It is quiet and the “when your own initials are enough.” ilence and tranquility surround you.

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VIENNA During Austria’s mid-19th century construction boom, numerous mansions and magnificent public buildings were erected along Vienna’s Ringstrasse, creating a striking architectural ensemble that shapes the boulevard to this day. The “Klimt and the Ringstrasse” exhibition at the Belvedere (July 3 to October 11, 2015), is dedicated to the charismatic Ringstrasse painters who lived on the street and helped define this period. “Klimt and the Ringstrasse,” Belvedere, Lower Belvedere, www.belvedere.at

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Frances Morris (Ed.), Hirmer, approx. € 45

“People who look at my painting say that it makes them happy, like the feeling when you wake up in the morning. And happiness is the goal, isn’t it?” said American artist Agnes Martin. For the first time since her death in 2004, a German publisher showcases her life’s work. On 256 pages, readers can explore the large-scale, soft-edged paintings, which are sometimes reminiscent of sunrises. In the essays famous contemporaries remember her. Happiness guaranteed.

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Philip Jodidio, Taschen,approx. € 50

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The Stylish Life – Tennis teNeues,approx. € 40

Tennis is more than just a sport. This is well known by those playing or watching it on beautiful courts around the world. There is, of course, the hard work and sweat, but also the beautiful players and spectators, the stylish outfits and legends. This 176-page work tells the story of tennis and its glamorous trappings. Wimbledon, Björn Borg and Maria Sharapova are also featured. Game, set and match!

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„Asparagus”, „Cabbage”, „Wig and Gotee”, „Bubble”, 1977-1979, watercolors, each 59 x 39,4 in.

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as a cultural discipline, much like writing a book, composing a piece of music, or painting a picture. The latest work by the New York-based architect can be seen in the city of Mons in Wallonia, Belgium – the European Capital of Culture 2015. It is the city’s new convention center, whose prow-like peak boldly protrudes into the sky. In his designs Libeskind always makes reference to the surrounding areas. In Mons he does this by creating a visual link to the baroque belfry in the Old Town. The vertical openings in the frontage provide views that incorporate the neighboring railway station designed by Santiago Calatrava, which is still under construction. Roof terraces and green roof areas create a visual connection to the spacious parkland that stretches to the north of the convention center. The unconventional-looking building boasts 12,500 square meters of floor space and includes three auditoriums, a multi-purpose hall and 16 smaller conference rooms. With reference to his Mons commission Libeskind says that he likes it when previously overUA looked places are rediscovered: “Suddenly people notice how fantastic these cities are.”

TEXT: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: © GEORGES DE KINDER – CONGRESS CENTER BY DANIEL LIBESKIND – MONS

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aniel Libeskind regards architecture

Angular and sharp-edged – classic Libeskind. The frontage of the convention center combines aluminum and Robinia wood elements.

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