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rom the South of France to New York City – the demand for exclusive real estate in the world’s metropolises and most sought-after locations for second homes remains undiminished. Consequently, top real estate continues to fetch record prices in the international property market. An increasing number of people, especially affluent buyers from Eastern Europe, Asia and South America, are looking for high-value properties as secure capital investments. They are on the lookout for extraordinary properties in top locations. For our ranking of the world’s most exclusive resi-
dential areas we surveyed the most expensive streets, and once again found that top prices are being paid in vibrant metropolises, popular Mediterranean destinations, sought-after ski resorts and on the east and west coasts of the United States. The Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula occupies the top spot. Here, a villa with roughly 600 square meters of residential space was sold for 200,000 euros per square meter. Our clients appreciate the French Riviera because of its unique natural environment boasting numerous bays, and because of its Belle Époque elegance. Hong Kong remains one of the world’s priciest metropolises. Penthouses in the new Twelve Peaks development in the city’s The Peak neighborhood on Hong Kong Island, generated prices of 190,000 euros per square meter. On the East Coast of the U.S., buyers are prepared to pay top dollar, for example in the famous Hamptons on Long Island. An estate in East Hampton with a spacious residential building and a private lake was sold for roughly 169,000 euros per square meter. In London, a price of more than 150,000 euros per square meter was recorded for a duplex penthouse in the One Hyde Park residential complex. This is closely followed by New York City, which registered roughly 121,000 euros per square meter, while sophisticated Gstaad in Switzerland remains the most expensive ski resort in the world. Here, prices of 50,000 euros per square meter for first-class chalets are no rarity. The vacation island of Mallorca reported prices of up to 27,000 euros per square meter. Such prices demonstrate clearly that our clients are in search of unique properties which meet the highest standards of location, luxuriousness and amenities. I, myself, have fulfilled one of my life’s dreams by purchasing a small, historic carriage house in one of Hamburg’s western suburbs as my first home, and a 500-year-old finca in Mallorca as my second. In this edition of GG, we once again help you get closer to finding your dream house or condo by showcasing a selection of the most beautiful real estate, across various price ranges and from around the world. Sincerely
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Spring at Last! There is nothing better than spending some days in the Caribbean after a long gray winter. Stepping off the island hopper can make you feel like you have jumped straight into a box of colored paints – as if someone had switched on the lights and turned up the color intensity. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why trips to the Caribbean have become so popular in recent years. Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Dee Ocleppo like to reenergize in their lovely vacation home on the island of Mustique (page 38). A few sea miles away the exclusive Eden Rock on St. Barths is regarded as one of the world’s top 100 hotels. Turn to page 20 to find out why. Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat are two young professionals who came up with a fresh, new idea. They started the first international art club The Cultivist with events taking place in London and New York or elsewhere on this planet. On page 48 we explain why Eileen Gray’s designs are suddenly celebrating a comeback, and present the interior of the elegant penthouse (now for sale) atop Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Just like a refreshing boost of energy, or a colorful bouquet of fresh-cut tulips, we very much hope you will
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Joining The Cultivist gets you a fun membership package, too. Turn to page 56 for more about the two women behind the successful new art club.
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BERNARD TOUILLON The interplay of light and shadow is important for Bernard Touillon, in his private and in his professional life. His penchant for blackand-white contrasts led him to architectural photography; and some of his work features in our Eileen Gray story (page 48). Touillon splits his time between Paris and the Mediterranean.
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KATE MARTIN Kate’s technique for taking powerful portraits? “Create an atmosphere in which the protagonist feels at ease. And be quick.” Martin grew up in New Zealand, moved to London at 17, and now takes photographs for fashion and architecture magazines. She enjoyed the shoot at the Hilfigers’ residence (page 38).
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INKEN BECKER Indispensible: The Hamburg native has been with the GG publishing house for 16 years. She manages its real estate advertisements, magazine distribution, billing and the GG license partner support. After graduating, she worked for a TV station for a year and then trained at E&V, before coming to GG. She likes to go jogging around the Alster Lake, dancing and golfing.
SANDRA GERING “Everything that Eileen Gray did was fantastic; she is one of my role models,” says Sandra Gering about the pioneering architect and designer. Gering is the founder and president of Friends of E.1027, a non-profit foundation that works to preserve and protect the villa conceived by Gray: “It is a unique architectural and design experiment.” Gering also supports young artists in her influential gallery in New York City.
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PHILIP BONHOEFFER Thrilled with his job – as E&V’s Hamburg license partner, Philip Bonhoeﬀer is currently marketing what must be Germany’s most spectacular new development, the Elbphilharmonie building. The focal points of his private life are Sophia and Emilia: “My adorable little daughters.”
IRINA VON GAGERN Her home is a Bavarian castle, but she works all over the world. Irina von Gagern has interviewed gulf war veterans and half of Hollywood, and reported from Abu Dhabi. For the story about the Eden Rock in St. Barths, she spoke to David Matthews, who has been developing the hotel for the last 20 years (page 20). www.gg-magazine.com
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AT HOME Eileen Gray revolutionized how we look at design and architecture. Her villa, E.1027, is considered her legacy.
AT HOME A place of refuge for a working mom: Dee Ocleppo relaxes best on the Caribbean island of Mustique.
20 The Eden Rock Hotel on St. Barths
is a legendary hideaway – and David Matthews gave it a new lease of life.
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32 Return of the dandy. HE takes a walk on the elegant side this spring.
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MAN Almost art: a handmade dart by Fredericks & Mae.
INTERVIEW Cosmetics scouts – two women and their label, Niche Beauty.
AT HOME DEE OCLEPPO
38 Mrs. Tommy Hilfiger finds inspiration
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48 E.1027, a villa by designer and self-
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56 Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat
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AT HOME Jan and Monique des Bouvrie create interiors where striking works of art set the tone.
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The famous Eden Rock on St. Barths is one of the most glamorous addresses on the Caribbean
Rocking St. Barths It was love at first sight when, a good twenty years ago, David Matthews discovered the legendary Eden Rock Hotel on its striking perch from his vantage point on a yacht in St. Jean Bay. Today it ranks among the top 100 hotels in the world. The English entrepreneur on the bold vision that transformed his establishment into one TEXT: Irina von Gagern of the best on this most glamorous of Caribbean islands.
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In sight of the sea â€“ the newest suite at the Eden Rock Hotel is named after St. Barths discoverer Christopher Columbus.
“My family and I were ready for a new adventure – and we found it on St. Barths.” DAVID MATTHEWS
1 Gustavia is an idyllic harbor town. Around Christmas time, the port is full of superyachts 2 A bedroom in the Michaels Suite 3 The Eden Rock’s exposed location on top of a rocky outcrop often makes you feel as if you’re on board an ocean steamer 4 Iced Flower, a cool drink 5 Executive chef Eric Desbordes lends a hand with the finishing touches, every detail has to be perfect. It was this approach that earned him a Michelin star at Le Bristol in Paris 6 Only fresh, seasonal, regional produce makes it onto the table 7 Yoga class in St. Jean Bay with instructor Aminatha 8 Villa Rockstar’s infinity pool 9 Art in the bathroom. Galleries like the Gagosian are only too happy to lend the hotel artworks.
begins as soon per hour whipped across the island for 48 hours. David and his family sought shelter in the dilapidated rooms, barricading the doors with as the little propeller plane starts its approach. We fly over a hill and then, in what feels like their luggage and old bed frames. Did he regret moving to the Caa nose dive, head for the runway – which is ribbean at that moment? “Not for a minute,” says David, laughing. “Actually, we even thought the hurricane was quite a bit of fun. We alarmingly short and ends in the bright turquoise ocean. I hold my breath for a moment, worked until we were ready to drop trying to save the roofs, with the then the pilot sets the plane down safely and storm raging all around us.” brings it to a halt with plenty of time to spare The family dedicated the next ten years to rebuilding the hotel. before we get our feet wet. Only pilots with David Matthews planned and supervised the construction work and the extension, while Jane Matthews furnished the rooms, giving each a special license are allowed to land here .... Welcome to Saint Barthélemy, or St. Barths for short. The island is a totally diﬀerent look. Up until two years ago the couple lived in many things to many people: 21 square kilometers of natural parathe hotel themselves – their children flew the nest a long time ago dise, a haven for the rich and megarich, a party location for the beau – moving from room to room and suite to suite depending on what happened to be free at the time. Living like nomads in their own monde. Leonardo DiCaprio is a regular, as are Beyoncé and Sharon Stone. Bill Gates has a house here and Paul McCartney is on the island house didn’t bother them in the slightest, says David Matthews, lookwith wife number three to recover from wife number two. So why do ing back: “It was the best way to test the rooms for our guests.” Two years ago, Matthews brought the German Oetker Collection on board, they all come? The island is beautiful, the atmosphere relaxed. The infrastructure is good, crime non-existent. For the island’s many wellwhich includes other illustrious hotels such as the Brenners Park Hoto-do visitors, those are important factors. Hardly anybody so much tel in Baden-Baden, Germany and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap as turns their head when a celebrity goes by. d’Antibes, France. A whole army of accommoHotels are few, but good. Most vacationers rent dating Oetker staﬀ now takes care of guests’ a house – hardly a cheap option considering every need, giving David Matthews the chance prices start at 10,000 euros a week. to take things a little easier. The island, which is part of the Lesser Antilut the Eden Rock was originally creatles, was discovered by Columbus in 1493 and ed by someone else. Rémy de Haenen named after his brother Bartolomeo. Later it must have been a pretty unique characbelonged to France, until Louis XVI sold it to ter – adventurer, gentleman and smuggler, all rolled into one. And on top of everything else, Sweden’s King Gustav III. The capital – a picturesque harbor town – has been called Gushe was an unusually talented pilot as well. In tavia ever since. A nice reason for King Carl 1945, as the islanders and a few goats looked Gustav and Queen Silvia to visit the island on in amazement, he landed the first plane ever to touch down on St. Barths on a bumpy from time to time, even though St. Barths was given back to France in 1877. Haute cuistrip of grass. Having bought the rock for just sine in the Caribbean – it doesn’t get any bet200 dollars in 1953, the London-born son of a ter than that! Nowhere else in the Caribbean Dutch father and French mother began buildcan you eat as well as on St. Barths. Micheing the island’s very first guesthouse with his lin-starred chefs fly in from France on a reguown hands and decided to name it Eden Rock. lar basis, on a culinary mission to spoil their And because he was such a colorful characdiscerning guests. It’s almost impossible to ter and charming host, the beau monde of David Matthews moved to St. Barths get a table at one of the island’s 60 restaurants the day was soon flocking to his hotel: Befrom London and breathed gum Aga Khan, Johnny Weissmuller, Jacques without making a reservation first. So having new life into the Eden Rock Hotel. Cousteau, Greta Garbo and the Rockefellers lunch with David Matthews at his Eden Rock Hotel is a bit like winning the jackpot. And very entertaining, too! all numbered among his guests. In fact, David Rockefeller fell so Tall, athletic and casually dressed in a polo shirt, Mathews meets me much in love with the island that, as befits a Rockefeller, he bought at the Eden Rock’s beach restaurant and starts oﬀ by ordering “the a huge peninsula oﬀ of St. Barths, built a beautiful villa on it and best white wine we have.” The way he says it doesn’t sound the least then proceeded to throw legendary parties. As a result, even more rich and famous guests began flocking to the island, and establishbit big-headed, just genuine. The legendary Eden Rock Hotel, which is perched on a big rocky outcrop in St. Jean Bay, has been given a ing St. Barths as a mecca for the jet set. new lease of life. And it’s all thanks to David Matthews. The most expensive vacation home on the island is Villa Rockstar, good twenty years ago, the native of England was on a yacht which belongs to the Eden Rock. Located right on the beach and meain the Caribbean when he noticed the striking rocky outsuring 1,500 square meters, the white villa accommodates up to 12 crop topped with a hotel in St. Jean Bay. By the mid-1990s, people and boasts its own private garden and infinity pool. The walls the Eden Rock was well and truly past its heyday, the hotel and its are hung with genuine artworks and the basement features a sound outbuildings in poor repair. But that didn’t stop Matthews from studio with the original mixing console that John Lennon recorded “Imagine” on in 1971. The villa costs 15,000 euros a day to rent; recognizing the property’s potential straight away. The trained Leonardo DiCaprio celebrates New Year’s Eve here every year. car mechanic from Yorkshire had made his fortune with busses. “It was a real stroke of luck,” reminisces the Brit. “I’d just sold In the last two weeks of the year, the otherwise so tranquil St. part of my company and my wife and I were ready for a new adBarths turns into an out-and-out party island. In Gustavia harbor, the venture.” Adventure is precisely what they got – and plenty of it! luxury yachts are moored alongside one another just like pearls on a David, his wife Jane and their four children packed their bags and string. And oligarch Roman Abramovich opens up his villa for 400 left London for a pile of rocks far away in the Caribbean. They hadn’t guests, including a host of Hollywood celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Lindsay Lohan and Beyoncé. Only after New Years does peace even had time to unpack when the region was hit by Hurricane Luis, the strongest storm in recent years. Winds of up to 220 kilometers IVG and quiet finally return to St. Barths ... he adventure that is St. Barths
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The Beauty Scouts Tracking down rare cosmetics – that is the mission of the founders of Niche Beauty. On their website, they have top-selling beauty products from around Niche Beauty is an online retailer for exclusive beauty products. What inspired you to create it? Princess Laetitia of Hesse: We had al-
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LPzH: Yes, increasingly so! There are so many creative people out there with a story to tell about how and why they developed their brand. They have a real passion, and started developing their own products for personal or health reasons. After all, it is not just about luxury products or looking great. The skin is our bodies’ largest organ. And you can only do your make-up perfectly if your skincare regime is sound. brands?
Is that not precisely why it is difficult to purchase beauty products online? SvD: Of course, it is sometimes diﬃcult to present certain fea-
1 Princess Laetitia of Hesse (on the left) and her sister Sarah von Doetinchem launched Niche Beauty in Hamburg in 2011, together with their father Andreas Bechtolf 2 Ebony eyeliner “Crayon Khôl Terrybly,” By Terry 3 Body lotion by Tom Daxon 4 Nail polish by Deborah Lippmann 5 Organic lip balm by Grown Alchemist 6 Lip care By Terry. 5
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The statuesque blonde handbag designer Dee Ocleppo is comfortable in many of the worldâ€™s most glamorous sandboxes, but
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ISLAND LIFE Palm trees hold pride of place in the British Colonial oasis Mr. and Mrs. Hilfiger inhabit on Mustique, an island renowned for barefoot royals, artists and celebrities. Equally renowned is the casual chic of the lady of the house, a working mom who successfully juggles multiple homes in as many time zones. PHOTOS: KATE MARTIN (1); LIBELLULE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM (1); MAXYM/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM (1)
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The coral stone and marble rooms are ideal blends of formal and informal, with nearly every floor prepared for sandy, bare feet.
“We don’t entertain formally, this is where our patchwork family feels at home.” DEE OCLEPPO
BU wahlweise oben, Ich bin Blindtext. Von Geburt an. Es hat lange gedauert, bis ich begriffen habe, was es bedeutet, ein blinder Text The airy rooms were commissioned in a British Colonial style from Colefax and Fowler, with elements of Regency, Victorian and island life.
“Home is a sanctuary – a place you go to be surrounded by things that make you feel good.” DEE OCLEPPO
Bordered by the Caribbean on one side and the glittering pool on the other, a pale strip of sandy beach beckons from behind the house.
â€œI come here to recharge, to reconnect with myself and family without city distractions.â€? DEE OCLEPPO
“The colors and feel of the island, the travel logistics required to arrive – it all emerges in the designs of my collection.” DEE OCLEPPO
Bluestone paths lead to the main house amidst a massive palm grove, climbing jasmine and a bubbling fountain.
Ceiling fans set the tone for open-air living in a warm climate. Palm trees of all sizes find their way into the home’s décor, holding particular prominence behind the house where they rule the strip of sandy beach located there; taking it all in are Dee, Tommy and their son Sebastian. Dee’s namesake handbag collection draws considerable inspiration from this sandy sanctuary, and can be found everywhere from Saks to Harrod’s and online at deeocleppo.com.
finds an ideal advocate room for the casual way the property would be used. “We don’t enin Dee Ocleppo, the busy mother of three, steptertain formally,” says Dee. “It’s simple, primitive pleasures here: bimother of four and wife of acclaimed designcycles and golf carts to get around, swimming and long walks, fresh er Tommy Hilfiger who, herself, now designs a fish and barbecues, movies at night.” While these activities might appear out of step for such a high-prochic collection of handbags with classic silhouettes and interchangeable covers. It’s versatile, file family,it seems that the Hilfigers weren’t the first internationtransitional luxury fueled by inspiration from al jet-setters to come here seeking peaceful island living out of the Dee’s own breakneck pace while traveling for spotlight. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are among the curbusiness and jetting between homes in Miami, rent crop of royals to mix with Mustique’s compelling roster of boldGreenwich, and her beloved Mustique. It is here faced names, but it was Prince William’s great-aunt, Princess Marin the British Colonial-style, family-friendly sanctuary nestled among garet and her pal Lord Glenconner who blazed the original trail, the Mustique’s largest palm grove, that three sprawling generations of Hillatter having found the idyllic island and colonized it for his enviable figers gather several times a year to recharge – and it is here that Dee list of friends. He gave a 10-acre parcel of land to Princess Margaret initially conceived of handbags geared to transition as seamlessly as she as a wedding present when she married Lord Snowden, and commisdoes. “The collection has it roots in the realities of travel,” explains Dee, sioned Snowden’s uncle, Oliver Messel, to design most of the island’s detailing the fashion dilemmas faced by other women similarly pulled first buildings. Tommy Hilfiger’s sense of provenance and context between diﬀerent lives. Of course it’s a very nice problem to have, bares out in his use of Messel’s plans for his own home and his famand no one seems more grateful for the world she inhabits than the ily all ascribe to the island’s low-key, barefoot charm. Rhode Island native whose modeling career gave way to motherhood n a typical trip, that means 7-year-old Sebastian sets the pace for the couple of ten years who agreed to install a pizza oven, softand now the role of accessories designer. “We can all relate to wanting serve ice cream machine and a tepee perched on the beach— our wardrobes to extend the way that we do ourselves,” she continues, all of which are now coveted by the older siblings and adults alike. detailing her early attempts at packing enough variety as she navigated between settings. Dee’s Dee and Tommy’s comtightly edited collection now bined, sprawling family of tackles these transitions with seven children helps explain beautifully classic “lady” silwhy their home in Mushouettes that can be augtique isn’t intended to be mented with playful fringe, a shrine to perfectly manicured style. “We actually exotic skins and Technicolor fur – interchangeable covlive here,” says Dee of their ers that take on new personas multi-generational brood, while still oﬀering economy the family surely inspiring of space for packing. Daythe Tommy Hilfiger brand’s into-evening: check. Counendearingly chaotic, ontryside-into-city-chic: done. going ad campaign: “Meet Miami-bold-to-Mustique-bothe Hilfigers.” And it turns ho: covered. The Spring Colout that calibrated chaos is lection’s current wardrobe precisely what Mustique’s changes include python, laid-back lifestyle is ideally suited toward. croc, suede, raﬃa, fox fur, Among the couple’s chillizard and lynx, and no less European styling merges with Asian influences throughout the dren are Tommy’s daughthan Beyonce, Kerry Washhouse that invites conversation through cozily arranged seating areas. ington and the Kardashians ter Kathleen and Dee’s son have been photographed carrying the infinitely customizable bags. Alex, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. Indeed, long diso when Dee settles into island life in Mustique, what style does cussions about their shared experiences with their children served she herself opt for? “Oh, I suppose ‘glampy’ is the best word to as the kindling that eventually sparked their relationship ten years describe my style out here,” she says laughing. “There are no ago. The devoted parents have since done much to champion their paparazzi here, no gambling, no cruise ships coming through, not shared cause publically, speaking up about the condition as well as even stop lights on the streets – just shoes-optional dressing from the need to participate in the larger community supporting children morning until night. Out here we’re comfortable, practical, bohemiand adults with autism. Tommy and Dee are both on the board of Auan. Out here, everything slows down. Except the kids; this is a famtism Speaks (autismspeaks.org), the largest advocacy and research ily home, with lots of kids running around.” Dee describes living at fundraising organization for the condition, and April is National Autism Awareness Month. Dee’s roles as an autism advocate and dethe home that looks every inch the hybrid of a Caribbean plantation and a British Colonial villa, a two-story coral stone product of four voted mother are reminders of the multiple hats this sophisticated years rendering the designs of Mustique’s most famed architect, Oljuggler wears as she navigates a life that takes her from fundraisiver Messel. Dee’s husband Tommy commissioned Arne Hasselqvist ing, to design meetings, to parent-teacher conferences, to gala parto execute the plans on a pristine 10-acre, ocean-front estate that ties, and eventually – thankfully – to the calm of her Mustique sancTommy named “Palm Beach” for the 250 palm trees surrounding tuary where she unwinds and possibly even dreams up her next big the house and lining the stretch of sand lying between the aqua blue collection under the shade of a lazy palm tree. It’s a world away from the city life that will soon beckon Dee and Tomof the pool and the Caribbean Sea. Local coral stone and mahogany my back to working on their respective, namesake collections, and bewood were used for the structure highlighted by Palladian windows cause Dee’s designs are focused on making transitions and travel easiwith painted wooden shutters. Hilfiger commissioned Colefax and er, looking the part is far from the hardest part about returning. KSW Fowler to decorate the six-bedroom home in British Colonial but left he modern social nomad
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Le Corbusier created seven murals for E.1027 – for Eileen Gray, a provocative attack on her minimalist concept.
The Rebirth of Miss Gray Seven years ago a “Dragon Chair” by Eileen Gray fetched nearly 22 million euros at auction – the most expensive 20th-century chair since. The Irish designer and self-taught architect didn’t live to enjoy her late fame as she died beforehand, at 98. But today her furniture reeditions and Gray’s villa E.1027 that she built on the French Riviera in the 1920s bring her TEXT: Jörg Zimmermann PHOTOS: Bernard Touillon name and designs back into the spotlight.
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The living room is bathed in light. Today the “Bibendum” armchair and “E 1027 Adjustable Table” are produced by ClassiCon.
“Everyone in the house should be able to find a quiet corner where they can relax.” EILEEN GRAY
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“To create, one must first question everything.” EILEEN GRAY
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1 E.1027 seen from the west 2 Eileen Gray strongly disapproved of Le Corbusier’s paintings, some of which feature erotic themes 3 + 4 The living room in its original state and after renovation 5 The meticulously planned built-in furnishings enabled Eileen Gray to abide by her minimalist approach 6 Daylight streams into the stairwell through the opening in the roof 7 Eileen Gray at her Paris apartment in Rue Bonaparte.
1 The folding floor-to-ceiling French doors give onto the Bay of Monaco. Simple canvas provides shading for the terrace 2 Even the living room alcove is equipped with built-in furnishings. The carpet, featuring a marine design, adds a dash of contrast. The swivel-mounted book rest is another striking element 3 “Rivoli” (1928) serves as a tea table and is size-adjustable thanks to a folding leaf.
“E.1027 is a masterful piece of architecture.” OLIVER HOLY, CLASSICON
e love these places. Magical With love comes passion – in Eileen Gray’s case, for architecture. places where life and love, passion Encouraged by Jean Badovici, Eileen Gray devotes herself to her newand loss, fame and legend are interfound field. In 1926, she buys a piece of land on the Côte d’Azur in his twined in truly dramatic fashion. Placname and sets to work on sketches and models. Her mentor Badovici es with a history, places with stories to gives Gray carte blanche to implement her ideas as she sees fit. Worktell. Places that draw on the past to shine ing on site, she designs a building that weaves her ideas about design, in the present. Places like Roquebrune interior design and architecture into a fascinating whole. It takes three at Cap Martin, an impressive stage set years to complete the gleaming white villa. Gray calls it E.1027, an enagainst the backdrop of the French Riviera. coded form of her own and Badovici’s names. The house itself is minThis is where the villa known as E.1027 imalist and open. Eileen Gray has built her manifesto. steals the show – along with its creator Eileen Gray. Topped with a flat roof, the L-shaped two-story building has a footprint of 120 square meters. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunAs part of the modernist repertoire, the house overlooking the sea marks an important scene in a play which, even today, continues to ning views of the surroundings – the green of the stone pines and the cast Eileen Gray in the role of leading lady. She is regarded not just as deep blue of the Mediterranean. For Eileen Gray, the human experione of the most important furniture designers and architects of the ence is paramount, everything hinges on the combined eﬀect of the space and that of moving from room to early 20th century but as the most influroom. True to her holistic interpretation ential female protagonist of the entire peof design and architecture, Eileen Gray riod. For a long time, her name and work were almost forgotten – until, at the end creates all the furnishings for the villa as of the 20th century, interest in her suwell. Not just versatile built-in elements, perb designs was rekindled and the origbut movable items like side tables, arminals started fetching staggering pricchairs and lamps as well. es at auction. Eileen Gray’s biography is hen, in 1932, she separates from just as much part of modernist history as Jean Badovici. Eileen Gray builds it is the story of an independent characother houses. Meanwhile, Le Corter (find out more in Eileen Gray by Pebusier has become a frequent guest at ter Adam, published by Schirmer Mosel). E.1027. With Badovici’s blessing, Le CorWhen Eileen Gray travels to Paris with busier creates seven murals between her mother to see the Exposition Uni1938 and 1939, two of them on the exteriverselle in 1900, the modern world reor walls of the house. Eileen Gray considveals itself to the 22-year-old Irishwomers the paintings an aﬀront, a sign of disan once and for all. Having started out as respect for her work. She never sets foot one of the first female students to attend in her architectural legacy again. After Jean Badovici’s death, the house the Slade School of Fine Art in London, is sold to a relative of Le Corbusier in she now falls under the irresistible spell of the French capital. The world’s fair 1960. In the years that follow, the property changes hands a number of times. It presents all the promises of the dawning century, unmistakably heralding the is the scene of a murder, drugs and other excesses chip away at its reputation. turning point in technology, society and Some of the furniture is auctioned, and culture that is about to come. The world and Paris are overflowing with inspiramany of the built-in features are damBorn into an aristocratic Irish family in tion. Exhilarated by this contagious ataged beyond repair. The architectural 1878, Eileen Gray became modernism’s leading mosphere, Eileen Gray sets to work. She gem deteriorates. Salvation finally comes female designer. She died in Paris in 1976. soaks up a wide range of influences, alin 1999, in the form of the “Conservathough to begin with her work is still dominated by elements of Art toire du littoral.” The government agency buys the building, and Nouveau and Japonism, which is particularly popular in France at the once emergency measures have been taken, renovation gets undertime. The young designer learns Japanese lacquer techniques from way in 2006. In 2015, the work is complete: E.1027 has been restored to its former glory. From summer 2016, the house and grounds will Seizo Sugawara and craft skills at the London furniture workshop of be completely open to the public. D. Charles. In 1910, she begins making lacquer screens. One of her later designs, the “Brick Screen,” is destined to become one of her Now considered icons of modern design, the villa’s furnishings much sought-after masterpieces. have not been entirely lost either, fortunately. Historic originals by n the early 1920s, Eileen Gray meets architect Jean Badovici. Eileen Gray continue to be tracked down to this day and are greatly The young Rumanian is the editor of the influential architecprized by collectors. The re-editions, on the other hand, are much tural magazine L’Architecture Vivante and a close acquaintance more aﬀordable. A few years before her death in 1976, Gray granted of some of the most fashionable creative names of the day, includAram Designs Ltd. of London the rights to her designs. Today they ing Gerrit Rietveld, Fernand Léger and Le Corbusier. The two beare produced under license by ClassiCon. One of these re-editions, come lovers, and Gray enters into this inspiring milieu. The new inthe “E 1027 Adjustable Table” from 1927, was designed specially for fluences aﬀect her work, gradually changing her design language. Gray’s sister so that she could read and eat in bed more comfortably. Another of the designs in the ClassiCon range is the endearing The forms became clearer, the lines and materials merge. Industrially produced materials like tubular steel and glass are paired with leather “Bibendum” armchair from 1929, which Gray – for obvious simple geometric shapes. While Eileen Gray’s design exhibits an reasons – named after the Michelin Man. The original stood in the aﬃnity with the popular International Style, she develops an indeE.1027 house, where it provided a perfect spot to relax and take in pendent position on form. the vast blue expanse of the sea. JZ
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Culture Girls Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat ran Sotheby’s Preferred program for seven years before founding their own business – The Cultivist – the first global club for art lovers. The unusual success story of a unique but simple idea: not only collectors are welcome! INTERVIEW: Michaela Cordes
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The dynamic founders of The Cultivist live and work between New York – Marlies Verhoeven – and London – Daisy Peat.
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The benefits of a membership with The Cultivist include free access to 104 museums and art fairs all over the world, plus concierge service and the advantages that come with belonging to a special community of artists, collectors and tastemakers. Above: an invitation to a The Cultivist event. Below: the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, where the artist’s lawyer spoke exclusively to The Cultivist members about the difficult legal conditions surrounding the show.
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“Yes, the art world is a sexy industry! But we weren’t expecting the huge interest we got – including from major publications.”
“Today there’s a much broader interest in art than ten years ago,” says the Belgian-born entrepreneur Marlies Verhoeven.
a discussion with artist Ai Weiwei’s lawyer about the legal consequences of his politically controversial work. At MoMA, a chance to touch Picasso’s sculptures with gloved hands. Or an opportunity to reminisce with Joan Punyet Miró, grandson of the famous painter, on the Spanish artist’s work, accompanied by cocktails and a Catalan meal. These are just a few unusual ideas for experiencing art all over the world. The price? A membership in the world’s first global arts club The Cultivist. The brilliant idea by Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat, who have set themselves the goal of finding new and remarkable ways to make the art world accessible to people who aren’t collectors yet, but might want to start. Within just six months, The Cultivist has already attracted 400 members – despite the handsome annual fee of 2,700 euros. GG met Marlies Verhoeven for tea at Soho House in London. How do you explain your rapid rise to success? The art world is a sexy industry. We live in a time when a lot of things are overconsumed. Art remains one of the few things that enables you to stand out from the crowd. If you invite people to your house and there’s art hanging on the walls that you’ve got a personal connection with, that shows personality. An art collection often tells a story about its owner – their connection with the artist, how they discovered the pieces, how they came to buy them. Essentially, it’s about culture. t the Royal Academy in London,
How was the idea for The
don or New York and do an art program at Sotheby’s or Christie’s as part of their education. Nowadays, a certain grasp of art is taken for granted. How much has the art world changed over the last ten years?
My own and my husband’s parents are collectors from the Netherlands and Belgium. In the old days, when I went to art fairs or museums, I would go with my parents. You collected paintings by old masters and had to be able to understand the old symbols in order to appreciate the pictures properly. A lot of people don’t realize how complicated that can be, how much understanding and specialized know-how it takes. Personally, I still believe old masters are a much safer investment. But now that the art world is going for contemporary art in such a big way and today’s artists have acquired superstar status, things have changed entirely. After the art world had been veiled in secrecy for such a long time, this trend suddenly made it accessible to a much broader audience. And the fact that interest in art has become part of the zeitgeist rather than being restricted to experts and connoisseurs gave our idea impetus as well. How do you become a mem-
You fill out an application on our website. Then we interview the prospective member and they pay the annual fee. We don’t provide an advisory service and we don’t sell art. That’s turned out to be a lot more important than we realized in the beginning. When you call us, we treat you like a member, not like a client. I guess you could call us an international art lovers club. Our service consists of five diﬀerent elements: free museum access, art fair access, travel support, a concierge service and the club community. ber of The Cultivist?
Seven years ago, my business partner Daisy Peat and I founded SoThe membership package includes an ID card, for which theby’s Preferred program, How do you find new memartist Miranda Donovan creates a portrait of every member. bers and what are the critewhich was intended exclusively for major collectors. As time went on, we got bigger and bigger ria for being admitted to the club? New members often bring other and better known, and we started getting a lot of interest from major members, which makes our research pretty easy! A genuine interest fashion designers, interior designers and architects. These were tastein art is the most important aspect. Our members are anywhere bemakers who wanted access to our program, but we weren’t allowed to tween 22 and 74 years old. We’ve even signed up one man who coltake them because we were supposed to remain strictly geared towards lects duck decoys for hunting – because we realized that he clearly has major collectors. On top of that, there was our own personal desire to a collector’s heart. Have you ever declined anybody? Yes – we have a wait list in some be more cutting-edge and do more on contemporary art. That’s how countries. the idea for our business came about – more or less by itself. And it’s a runaway success!? Yes, especially when you think that we What makes membership in The Cultivist so valuable? I would say weren’t legally allowed to do anything for six months after handing it’s our database. We know the artists our members are interested in, in our notice at Sotheby’s. and thanks to our expertise and connections we’re able to put a great How did Sotheby’s react to you leaving??Daisy and I left at the same program together. We’ve done things in some really amazing places. time and a number of our other colleages ended up joining us latLike Baku, for instance. Recently, we arranged something for a memer. Since we don’t sell art – just the “experience” of art, we don’t reber’s wife who had accompanied him there on a business trip and was ally compete. We founded our own company in March 2015 and keen to see some art. We also bring members together when we think launched in June. it makes sense – the art scene is a very small world! How big is the team behind The Cultivist? It is my business partner Where do you see the Cultivist ten years from now – what’s your vision? We want to keep our independence. And we never want our Daisy, myself – and around ten other people. Daisy lives in London, I’m based in New York. Working together for such a long time and members to feel “sold to.” That’s what makes us so attractive – it’s living in these two major art hubs makes us the perfect team. There’s the reason our concept is catching on so well. We can recommend things and connect people, but we don’t have anything to do with a lot of trust between us, and we have excellent connections in both the commercial side. MC cities. And besides everything else, it’s a lot of fun! Cultivist born?
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In their own home, the des Bouvries have gone for clear statements, a black-and-white ambiance and just a few artworks.
DB Harmony in Contrast
For more than 25 years, Jan and Monique des Bouvrie have been combining their contrary styles to produce a unified whole. In the course of a creative process accompanied by fascinating debates, the Dutch architecture, design and interior design duo develop striking interior worlds all over the globe. TEXT: Eva M端ller-May
“I need emptiness to sort out the chaos in my head.”
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JAN DES BOUVRIE
While color is fine for commercial interiors (l.), the coupleâ€™s private loft in Antwerp owes its effect to clear design and natural light.
“I like to surprise people” MONIQUE DES BOUVRIE
The monograph encapsulates the creative universe of Dutch designer couple Jan and Monique des Bouvrie: architecture, design, interiors. It includes private residences from Holland to Curacao, commercial buildings and sample interiors in their “Het Arsenaal” showroom in historic Naarden. It also shows the interiors of the two schools for design and interior design founded by Jan des Bouvrie. Des Bouvrie Architecture Interior, teNeues 2015, 208 pages, 200 photographs, published in English.
is “Rietveld taught me to dispense with anything superfluous and rely like his architecture: black and white, functionon simplicity to perfect my design language.” The legendary designer al, clean. On it, there are two empty Mondriis Jan des Bouvrie’s role model. But he was also influenced by Le Coran-patterned ashtrays and a sketchbook. There busier and Mies van der Rohe. And especially by van der Rohe’s glass are just a few black lines on the white paper – pavilion in Barcelona: When he stands there looking out at the greenbut they’re enough to conjure up the image of a ery, says Jan des Bouvrie, he is overcome by happiness. His definition couch. “I put my ideas down on paper and then of his architectural maxim leaves no room for ambiguity: He designs discuss the details with my wife and our design a private house from the inside out. With large expanses of glass. The team,” explains the Dutch architect and designstaircase is always located at the center. There are no doors – except to er. All the walls in his oﬃce are white. One of the guest toilet. All the spaces flow into one another, and he uses just them is adorned with a black-and-white photograph by Yves Marchand a few exquisite materials. The built-in elements and furnishings are and Romain Meﬀre, showing the vaulted ceiling of Michigan Central mostly white. He positions beds or kitchen islands in the middle of Station. Flames flicker in the gas fireplace, and you feel entirely at ease. the room (“Why on earth should a bed always be pushed up against “I’m dyslexic, extremely sensitive to visual stimuli and need empthe wall? And the kitchen units be fixed to the walls?”). He uses caretiness to sort out the chaos in my head,” explains Jan des Bouvrie fully selected art and lighting eﬀects to create accents. His houses are (73). “All I can tolerate is a little bit of design and a few carefully sewhite on the outside too, and always symmetrical, with black window lected artworks. And they look best on white walls!” He’s been colframes. Wide canopies make the inside and outside of the building lecting art for as long as he can remember. He started out swaplook as if they are a single entity. “That’s the recurrent theme in my ping his furniture creations work, my signature.” n the 25 years or so since for works by unknown artists. Today he is a notable prihe started working with vate collector of contemporary his second wife Monique, art, each item is “a cherished Jan des Bouvrie has never piece.” “My wife’s oﬃce is tobeen tempted to abandon the tally diﬀerent,” says the archiidea of “less is more” – even tect. “Monique is just as keen though she wishes he would sometimes take more risks in on art as I am, but she likes to surround herself with books, his architecture. “But why?” magazines, colors and various asks her husband (a rhetorical objects.” We meet the creative question). “After all, we recogcouple in “Het Arsenaal” in nize great artists like Fontana or Chagall by their individual the medieval fortified town style too!” Monique des Bouof Naarden, around 20 kilometers from downtown Amvrie (former model, short blond sterdam. Constructed in 1688, hair, black leather pants, stylthe building was owned by the ish fluﬀy vest) is in charge of Jan and Monique des Bouvrie manage the balancing act between military until 1987. The des interior design. “I like to surtheir diametrically opposed styles by adding a generous dash of humor. prise people. I’m always lookBouvries bought it in 1991, renovated it and set up their architecture and design agency here – ing for something special.” “Ha,” interrupts Jan des Bouvrie, “that’s along with their own showroom, a concept store dedicated to lifeexactly what I mean. As part of a recent villa project, Monique even style, think tanks for interior design ideas, fashion, beauty and achad glass etageres built on the back of the headrest on the client’s cessories, plus two restaurants. bed so she could display her designer shoes!” “Yes, but she loved it! an des Bouvrie lights a cigarillo. His wife is sitting to his left at Every shoe looks like a sculpture,” retorts Monique des Bouvrie. “I the oﬃce table, which is perfectly square. Why this particular listen to what my clients have to say – I listen to them very carefully!” She would never do anything that was incompatible with their shape? “All the sides are identical, which makes everyone taking part in the conversation feel like an equal.” “Yes, but you’ve got tastes, preferences or way of life, she says. In the meantime, she has the biggest and most comfortable chair,” teases Monique des Bouvrie. her own clients, many of whom are friends. “Jan and I rarely share She moves one of the ashtrays parallel to a black line: “We’re both aesthe same opinion. We cultivate our creative battles. And that’s why thetes, uncompromising perfectionists and obsessive about details, we manage to shake up ingrained mindsets” – an approach she debut we each have our own style. In that respect, we’re totally diﬀerent!” scribes as “thinking out of the box.” Jan des Bouvrie embarked on his career in 1961 after training at the The scenographies produced by this synergy of opposites are both Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He soon became one of the remarkable and innovative. The couple work all over the world: in the most successful architects and furniture designers in the Netherlands. Netherlands and Belgium, Moscow and the French Riviera, in MiHe believes that’s because he broke with the then customary furnishami, India, Cost Rica and Curacao. She’s more prepared to take risks ing style early on: “There were far too many diﬀerent materials and than he is, but never makes a room feel cluttered. Monique des Bourooms were often crammed full of ‘shit.’ Even back then, I used to tell vrie brings “sex appeal” into a house, somebody once said of her intemy customers: Pick a nice sunny day, put all your stuﬀ out in the garrior design style. “I’d prefer to call it eclectic glamour,” she remarks. In the meantime, her husband has begun making compromises in his den, have a good look at it and only bring things that you really need commercial buildings by using color – to spectacular eﬀect. And he’s or are really attached to back into the house.” He was, he says, one of the first to declare monochrome white interior design a style principle also getting used to the fact that his wife’s style is taking over their and use carefully selected artworks to add interesting accents. And if shared homes in Holland, St. Tropez and the Caribbean. “Monique is his clients were on a limited budget, he just painted the existing intevery crafty about it,” says Jan des Bouvrie. “Every so often she changEMM rior fixtures and kitchen furnishings white. es something. And she thinks I don’t notice.” he square table in Jan des Bouvrie’s office
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The iconic ‘Elbphilharmonie’ is the crowning glory of Hamburg’s HafenCity district. The former ‘Kaispeicher A’, an historic warehouse used to store cocoa, tea, coffee and tobacco as recently as the 1990s, formed the site for a collaboration of Europe’s top architects and designers: Herzog & de Meuron, Antonio Citterio and Kate Hume. The latter, a British designer based in Amsterdam, has furnished one of the luxury apartments with incredible results. Discover more over the page.
The views over Hamburg from the comfort of the sofa are phenomenal â€“ and constantly changing over the course of the day.
Philharmonious The River Elbe, the ships, Europe’s second largest container port – they’re all around here. Nowhere in Hamburg is home life quite as spectacular as in the ‘Elbphilharmonie’, the city’s iconic new landmark designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. 15 floors of the building play host to remarkable apartments, now up for sale. One of which is graced with the signature style of Kate Hume. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: Nina Struve PRODUCTION: Janine Weitenauer
“I took a close look at Hamburg’s colour palette and incorporated them here in the apartment.” KATE HUME
Sliding glass doors can separate off the kitchen from the living/dining room, all the while retaining the open plan character of the space.
“My inspiration? It’s all in my head. I have a sense for what will suit a particular ambience.”
KATE HUME 1
1 From the dining table the view faces southwest over the ‘Steinwerder Hafen’ dock 2 The U-shaped ‘tuning forks’ that grace the façade form partial openings to the loggias, while the rest is glazed 3 The marble kitchen block between the living and dining room forms a beautiful contrast to the oak floors 4 From the dressing table, the view looks out towards the ‘Michel’ tower, up until now Hamburg’s major landmark. The pixels on the window panes are part of the sun protection concept of architects Herzog & de Meuron 5 The outlook from the master bedroom stretches as far as the Alster lake 6 The living room encompasses a TV area 7 The indoors and outdoors appear inseparable entities in the Elbphilharmonie apartment, with the light changing constantly 8 The home gym.
High up here at the western tip of the HafenCity, it feels as though one is on the river itself looking at the lights along the harbour front.
â€œThe outlook is overwhelming, and even right up here the urban atmosphere is tangible.â€? KATE HUME
ever before has there been a property in ly drawn to the green of the rooftops, and the blue of the water. I was Hamburg quite like this one. This claim determined to incorporate these nuances into the apartment, to make is no exaggeration. The ‘Elbphilharmonie’ that connection between the inside and outside. I find that cobalt blue is a confluence of the city’s past and its fuand grey work very well with these colours.” ture ahead. The apartments in the west of Kate Hume has a very keen sense of colour and texture, reflectthe HafenCity district aﬀord views over the ing her background in fashion design. She has a degree from the recontainer terminals in the port stretching nowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, as far as the Lüneburg Heath, over the meand went on to work as a stylist in the 1980s at New York’s luxury andering Elbe River, and the entire citydepartment store Bergdorf Goodman. She herself says her approach scape towards the Alster lake in the disto furnishing homes is the same approach as when she dresses hertance. Hamburg’s iconic new landmark is absolutely spectacular. The self: she goes into great detail and that certain something is always Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have incorporated the outer in the mix at the end. Now Kate Hume has created an inimitable mewalls of the historic warehouse known as ‘Kaispeicher A’ into their lange inside the ‘Elbphilharmonie’. She has placed her own creative design. Originally built in 1875, the brick construction occupies a stamp on Citterio’s more restrained style: “I didn’t change anything prime plot of land jutting out into the Elbe between the ‘Sandtorabout the open plan layout,” she says. “The only aspect we altered was hafen’ and ‘Grasbrookhafen’ docks. Destroyed in the Second World adding sliding panels between the hallway and dining room and beWar and later demolished, it was replaced in tween the bedroom and dressing closet. This 1963 by a second ‘Kaispeicher A’ in the same way you don’t see everything straight away as position. And it is on this foundation that the you enter. It allows you to bring about a little more privacy in these large spaces.” In addinew building now rises up. The façade is composed of separate sheets of tion, she had curtains hung up along certain glass, many of which are slightly curved. Each sections of the 30-metre window fronts. “It is, of the approx. 2,200 panels has been embossed of course, wonderful to be standing at your with an individual dot matrix for both sun prokitchen worktop and see all the boats on the tection and aesthetic reasons. According to the river, just as though you were watching televiarchitects, this results in an appearance akin sion. Even so, you don’t want this all the time. to a crystal, reflecting the sky, the water and And, when closed, the drapes make the apartthe city in ever-new ways. In between the red ment just that little bit cosier.” he apartment furnished by Kate Hume brick construction and the new glazed building on top with concert halls at its heart and has an almost trapeze-shaped interior, “The Westin Hamburg” hotel along its eastwith views facing south, west and north. ern elevation, is the so-called plaza – a fully The kitchen lies at the centre, and feels almost glazed visitor platform spanning some 4,000 as though it is floating in the middle of the square metres, reached by escalator. Housed river. It can be closed oﬀ from the living and in the western tip, the 44 apartments located dining areas respectively, thanks to two glass sliding doors. This main open plan kitchen on floors 11 to 26 are quite separate from the public spaces in the building, opening up a gives onto a smaller kitchenette and utility fabulous enclosed world to residents stretchspace, accessible from the hallway just across ing from 50 to 110 metres above sea level. This from the entrance. Alongside the dining room Kate Hume hails from Britain but has lived makes the ‘Elbphilharmonie’ the highest into the south is a guest wing consisting of a in Amsterdam for many years. Her studio realises projects the world over. habitable building in the whole city. The interibedroom and bathroom. The living room is or design of the apartments, which range from divided into three spaces. A bluish violet carapprox. 120 to 400 square metres in size, is the work of the architect pet forms a living island with two large curved sofas, in the far northAntonio Citterio. Born and based in Milan, Citterio is no stranger to west corner of the apartment there is a workspace, and opposite this are two sumptuous armchairs for watching television. This rather Hamburg having conceived several buildings before along the port’s waterfront and in the HafenCity quarter. His visual vocabulary is more public part of the apartment leads to a hallway, separated by elegant, his designs timeless. a doorway, and into the completely north-facing wing of the apartlegant understatement and visual restraint form the central ment. The master bedroom can be found here complete with a dressthemes that pervade Citterio’s interiors inside the ‘Elbphilharing room and bathroom, a walk-in closet and a home gym with a monie’ apartments. Floors, for example, are laid with oak, while sauna. All overlooking another symbolic landmark in Hamburg: the natural stone in various colours adorns the bathrooms. The largest of tower of the ‘Michel’ church. It goes without saying that state-of-the-art technology for regulating the apartments, on the 18th floor, has been furnished by Kate Hume. The British designer runs an acclaimed studio in Amsterdam. She has the climate, temperature and light is matter of course here. Just like made a global name for herself with her interior designs, which form the ‘integrated’ balconies. These loggias, with their extravagant balustrades reminiscent of tuning forks, allow residents to sit outside in a harmonious mix of relaxed minimalism and expressive details. Her first impressions of the ‘Elbphilharmonie’: “The panorama dominates absolute privacy. The glass panels have a layer to protect against the everything. But I didn’t want the interior to be subordinate to the views light and wind. They frame the view too. “From up here,” says Kate and end up with just another bland, beige feel to the place,” she says. Hume, “with the city lights and the comings-and-goings of the port, UA “I took a close look at Hamburg’s colour palette. The eye is particularHamburg’s marvellously urbane atmosphere comes to life.”
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 120 – 400 m2 E&V ID W-021CDP CONTACT HAMBURG (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH, LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 (0)40 360 99 69 0 E-MAIL HAMBURG.PROJEKTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Elite Uplands Waterfront Home
his elite Oak Bay home stands on approx. 1,000 ft of unobstructed ocean frontage. Some 15,000 ft² of lavish living space oﬀers a seamless fusion of state-of-the-art amenities with masterful architecture, designed to capture the eye with an artistic salute to the striking beauty of the West Coast. Equipped to host sophisticated guests with the comfort and functionality of a family home, it benefits from top-of-
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 14,999,999 INTERIOR APPROX. 15,409 ft² LAND APPROX. 2.5 acres E&V ID CA-0000G5 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VANCOUVER ISLAND (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SCOTT PIERCY & JAMES LEBLANC TEL. +1 250 686 7789 E-MAIL SCOTT.PIERCY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the-line materials and endless appealing features. Situated on approx. 2.5 acres of premium land, the property boasts two double-car and three single-car garages, a greenhouse and an outdoor kitchen just next to the nanny suite. Another highlight is the heated/covered space with an adjacent boat mooring. Panoramic windows capture the unrivalled south-facing ocean views, sandy beach and immaculate grounds.
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Snowmass Village Modern Luxury Chalet
his remarkable chalet just minutes from Aspen is private yet features ski-in/ski-out access to world-class slopes in the Rocky Mountains. All approx. 6,000 ft² are above grade so each of the six bedrooms boasts splendid views and natural light. The covered patio can be used all year round and is ideal for cooking and entertaining outside next to the waterfall. No expense has been spared in creating this custom-built home.
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 7.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 71,395 ft² E&V ID E-0019AU CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS ASPEN (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ERIK BERG TEL. +1 970 925 8400 E-MAIL ERIK.BERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
The detailed craftsmanship features European doors and fixtures, handcarved wooden trim, custom iron stair railings, a double-sided stone fireplace, wine cellar, media/billiards room and spa. The luxury décor has been professionally selected to complement the French country-style architecture and is included with the sale. Other highlights are a fourcar garage, Jacuzzi, private decks and lounge areas throughout.
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Exquisite Heritage Property
uilt in circa 1810, the Captain John Abbot House has long been a staple of Main Street in Westford and represents a truly rare opportunity to own a local heritage jewel of considerable prestige. This home has been lovingly restored to the pristine condition it finds itself in today. The estate boasts elegant, formal rooms and communal spaces that include both modern details and preserve its antiquity. Set
USA, MASSACHUSETTS PRICE USD 999,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 5,524 ft² LAND APPROX. 108,464 ft² E&V ID E-0019C7 CONTACT CONCORD (US) MENDOSA-BALBONI, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. MENDOSA BALBONI TEAM TEL. +1 978 505 5558 E-MAIL MENDOSABALBONI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in meticulous grounds, it includes a large attached barn as well as a two-stall barn with a large paddock for turnout, a tennis court and an in-ground gunite pool. The updated chef’s kitchen forms the heart of the property and features top-end stainless steel appliances, gorgeous country cabinetry and beamed ceilings. All five bedrooms are spacious and welcoming, with decorative fireplaces and gleaming wooden floors.
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Cape Cod Waterfront Contemporary with Ocean Dock
ust a stone’s throw from a beautiful beach, this almost new and sprawling modern home boasts a private licensed deep-water dock and stunning ocean views of Martha’s Vineyard. The first floor oﬀers a large open floor plan ideal for entertaining. A gourmet kitchen, spacious dining room, living room and family room all benefit from water views and access to the approx. 76 ft wide back deck that forms a vacation
USA, MASSACHUSETTS PRICE USD 2.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,180 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.56 acre E&V ID E-0018ZX CONTACT FALMOUTH (US) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FALMOUTH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. KEVIN GAGNON TEL. +1 617 922 1504 E-MAIL KEVIN.GAGNON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
paradise. A large home oﬃce, floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace, built-in wet bar, full bath and walk-in pantry with laundry complete this level. The second floor aﬀords five spacious bedrooms with three full baths with superb water views. A walk-out basement has two large rooms, a sauna and full bath, and opens to a brick patio. Built-in fittings, central air conditioning and a central vacuum enhance this home yet further.
Steps off Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side
ust moments from Fifth Avenue, in the heart of the ‘Gold Coast’ of the Upper East Side, this grand pre-war classic eight-into-seven-room apartment has a traditional layout that provides for gracious entertaining and comfortable living. The large entrance foyer opens onto a palatial sunken living room with a soaring double-height ceiling of more than 14 ft, a wood-burning fireplace and a stunning full wall of original
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN & SUSANNE RHOW TEL. +1 917 453 5152 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
casement windows that allow for wonderful light and charming views of the quiet street lined by some of the neighbourhood’s most elegant homes. Built by George F. Pelham in 1929 in the neo-classical style, it features castle-like details, double-height mullioned windows and a canopied entrance, in addition to a laundry room and a white-glove service including concierge and doormen. Pets under 25 lbs are permitted.
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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 5.45 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 7 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-0018E7 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
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his unique, luxurious turn-key residence comprises approximately 10,500 ft² of contiguous living space on three levels. Conceived as an elegant, contemporary residence, the space is the careful and clever combination of six units in one of New York’s finest full-service apartment houses. The residence is flawless, and features a selection of the finest natural and rare materials, and a cutting-edge technology
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 40 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,500 ft² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-0019MX CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC ELIZABETH MERCEDES BERK TEL. +1 917 371 0075 E-MAIL ELIZABETH.MERCEDESBERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
system for AV and security, set against the backdrop of the cinematic Hudson River with complete privacy. The thoughtful design of this one-of-a-kind residence pairs perfectly with the building’s first-class amenity package, which includes a 24-hour white-glove concierge service and security, a fitness centre with a pool, on-site parking, a children’s playroom, screening room, and event room.
Triple-Mint Showplace in the Iconic Ritz Tower
his is a rare opportunity to own a triple-mint, split two-bedroom, two-bathroom showplace in the iconic Ritz Tower, with a one-of-akind magnificent terrace that extends a remarkable 62 feet along Park Avenue at 57th Street. Set in one of the city’s most gracious buildings on one of the world’s most expensive avenues, this is a consummate home for entertaining on a grand scale, either as a full-time or part-time
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC CHRISTINE MILLER MARTIN TEL. +1 917 453 5152 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.MILLERMARTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
resident. White-glove hotel amenities include full concierge services, high security and privacy, a gourmet chef on the premises oﬀering lunch and dinner five days a week, housekeeping, 24-hour maintenance staﬀ, a party room and a fitness suite. The entrance foyer gives on to a large and exceptionally bright living/dining room spanning over 50 feet, with doors opening to an enormous terrace with city views.
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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 5.75 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID E-0018E6 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US)
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Phenomenal Southlake Estate
his truly exceptional custom estate in Southlake, Texas, has been passionately fashioned by highly respected architects and designers. The manicured grounds of some 2.76 acres are complemented by over 12,402 ft² of living interiors, along with a five-car parking area, a sports court, and an outdoor living area with a pool and spa. All in a private setting with a natural creek running through it. Transitional
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 6.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 12,402 ft² LAND APPROX. 2.76 acres E&V ID E-0019BZ CONTACT DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 416 2700 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in design with an abundance of glass, stone floors and warm finishes, the property benefits from a chef’s kitchen with a superlative range of appliances, state-of-the-art home automation, a spa-style master suite, a double study arrangement, a media room of theatre quality and six bedroom suites. Discriminating buyers will also be attracted by the estate’s proximity to first-class shopping, schools and transportation.
Rancho Santa Fe Cool Sea Breezes & Warm Sunshine
LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. JENNIFER BIANCHI TEL. +1 858 756 0048 E-MAIL JENNIFER.BIANCHI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
approved construction plans and permits, and starting construction on a smart, energy-eﬃcient property of some 9,755 ft². The casual yet formal lifestyle of Rancho Santa Fe is world-renowned and much sought-after amongst aﬄuent homebuyers. This home provides the perfect blend of indoor/outdoor southern Californian living. The award-winning schools in the area are arguably the best of their kind in California.
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ere is the opportunity to build an estate in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Rancho Santa Fe, California. The property oﬀers spectacular ocean views from atop a hillside in the prestigious gated community known as CIELO. The setting for this home is simply breathtaking. It spans approximately one acre, with a usable building pad of around 24,500 ft². The current owner has spent over USD 450,000 developing
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 1.069 MILL. LAND APPROX. 43,000 ft² E&V ID E-0019C2 CONTACT RANCHO SANTA FE (US) E&V RANCH AND COAST, INC.
PHOTOS: SIMON BERLYN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
Lavish Lifestyle in Sherwood Country Club
ituated behind the exclusive gates of Sherwood Country Club, this magnificent estate has been built in deference to the finest quality design, striking the perfect balance between contemporary style and elegant living. Each and every square inch of the interiors has been composed with architectural integrity and refinement, passion and emotion. The interplay of decadent textures and clean lines is high-
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 8.195 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,711 ft² LAND APPROX. 43,612 ft² E&V ID E-0019AI CONTACT WESTLAKE VILLAGE (US) EVWV WESTLAKE VILLAGE, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. NICOLE VAN PARYS & GARY NESEN TEL. +1 805 795 1880 E-MAIL NICOLE.VANPARYS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
lighted by natural light that beams through high soaring windows and doors throughout. The exterior is a personal oasis, reflecting the architectural brilliance of the interiors. The al fresco great room provides a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor entertaining. This residence distinguishes itself as the epitome of southern California glamour, boasting unparalleled quality, privacy, luxury and chic sophistication.
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Four-Storey Penthouse in Downtown Miami
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 18.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,042 ft² E&V ID E-001900 CONTACT SOUTH TAMPA (US) TRACK VENTURES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TEL. +1 813 258 9000 E-MAIL SOUTHTAMPA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his sensational four-storey penthouse is the pinnacle of penthouse living with an interior of approx. 8,042 ft², almost 2,000 ft² of terrace, four bedrooms, seven bathrooms, four levels, and a private rooftop pool overlooking the city. The appointments and décor have been skillfully created by renowned interior designer Steven G. This home aﬀords views of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, the Miami Beach skyline, and
Downtown Miami. Details include privacy glass turning from clear to opaque at the touch of a button, TVs in bathroom mirrors, illuminated stairs, a waterfall in the foyer entrance, and much more. The Marquis is located two blocks from the American Airlines Arena, next-door to the Miami Art Museum and just steps from Miami’s renowned design district. World-famous South Beach is just a short drive away.
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Indian Rocks Beach
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 350,000 – 550,000 E&V ID E-0019AR INTERIOR APPROX. 1,200 ft² NO. OF ROOMS 6 CONTACT
Waterfront Vacation Condos with Exclusive Waterpark
CLEARWATER/BELLEAIR (US) GULF COAST LUXURY PROPERTIES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC STEVE KEPLER & BRIDGET CORTES TEL. +1 813 404 3847 E-MAIL BRIDGET.CORTES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a home on beautiful Indian Rocks Beach. These family-friendly waterfront condos benefit considerably from a brand new waterpark that is unparalleled in the state of Florida. The resort-style residences range in size from approx. 1,200 to 1,650 ft² with three diﬀerent floor plans on oﬀer, enabling buyers to opt for their perfect vacation home for the whole family. Each
of these luxury units comes with unlimited access to the Splash Harbor Waterpark, the on-site family destination with year-round outdoor activities including the approx. 600-ft Lazy River, two approx. 42-ft waterslides, two outdoor TVs, a lifestyle pool, lockers, a pirate ship, concession and gift shop, full service bar and food services. White sandy beaches, first-class restaurants and shops are all just steps away.
Custom Lakefront Estate in the Brooks
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC RYAN CHIODO TEL. +1 239 248 0551 E-MAIL RYAN.CHIODO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his meticulously designed home oﬀers almost 3,400 ft² of living space. In addition to the four bedrooms, a den, 4.5 bathrooms, a heated pool/spa and a three-car garage all await the new owners. Custom mahogany doors form the grand entrance to the property. Through pocket sliding doors of approximately 8 ft in height, the entire rear elevation opens to the oversized infinity pool. To the southwest, superb lake views
can be enjoyed from the private outdoor living area. The estate features an upgraded outdoor kitchen with ample room for entertaining family and discerning guests. The indoor kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring a gas range, granite counters and wooden cabinets with ample storage. A custom sound system and immaculate landscaping put the finishing touches to this ultimate southwest Florida retreat.
T PHOTOS: MAGGIE BARRY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,334 ft² LAND APPROX. 6,653 ft² E&V ID E-0018CN CONTACT BONITA ESTERO (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC.
PHOTOS: DERICK MORENO/239LISTING.COM – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004
North Fort Myers
Luxurious Riverfront Estate
agnificent grandeur and luxury are the special qualities that best capture the character of this custom-built estate. Built in 2004, this mansion is situated directly on the Caloosahatchee River providing amazing water views and access to the Gulf of Mexico. The impressive three-level residence oﬀers soaring high ceilings, an elevator, and three gas fireplaces. Entertaining is a breeze with an oversized patio area
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,524 ft² LAND APPROX. 21,993 ft² E&V ID E-0019KR CONTACT CAPE CORAL (US) E&V SOUTHWEST REALTY, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC TEL. +1 239 541 1333 E-MAIL CAPECORAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
boasting a large outdoor kitchen and panoramic views of Ft. Myers. The interior spans a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms. A gourmet kitchen oﬀers state-of-the-art appliances and a gas-powered range. 10 indoor garage spaces provide for a luxurious level of comfort and convenience for residents owning several vehicles. A maximum level of security can be enjoyed in this gated community.
PHOTOS: TRAVIS YEDNAK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 5 MILL. E&V ID E-0016BX INTERIOR APPROX. 2,804 ft² LAND APPROX. 7,074 ft² CONTACT FLORIDA KEYS (US)
Private Island Retreat
TRADEWINDS INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE OF MONROE COUNTY, INC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC BOB CARDENAS TEL. +1 305 294 1117 E-MAIL BOB.CARDENAS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his incredible waterfront residence is set on an oversized lot in Paradise, Key West, Florida. It boasts sensational views of Key West Harbor from the private waterfront pool and open balcony. No attention to detail has been overlooked during the construction of this private island home. Glorious hours can be spent relaxing outdoors as the tall ships sail passed on their way to their ‘Sunset Celebration’ cruises, or
swimming in the refreshing clear blue waters on any of the three beaches within walking distance of the property. Tennis courts, a gourmet restaurant, and many more features give homeowners and their guests a remarkable island resort living experience. City utilities and services, an island ferry running 24 hours a day, and other conveniences make this place a modern island paradise in every sense.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Bal Harbour A Private Oceanfront Paradise
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 8.85 MILL. NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-0019JY CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS MIAMI (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC IRVING PADRON & NOEL BERK TEL. +1 305 458 8565 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
hat was once the famous Bal Harbour Club will become the spectacular all-new Oceana Bal Harbour – a private condominium paradise defined by complete flow-through residences and unobstructed views of South Florida beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and Biscayne Bay. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and extra-deep balconies frame a world of natural perfection. The residence is located some 20 minutes
from Miami, near to international airports, marinas, and the worldfamous Bal Harbour shops. Resident amenities include a large relaxation pool, an Olympic-style lap pool, two oceanfront Jacuzzis, a poolside full restaurant with an outdoor café, a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, movie theatre, and library. Completion of this gorgeous, brand new ground-up development is expected approximately Q4 2016 – Q1 2017.
YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.845 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,770 ft² LAND APPROX. 1.086 acres E&V ID E-0019BH CONTACT JUPITER (US) E&V FINEST INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE, LLC
Exceptional Tuscan-Inspired Ranch Colony Home
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC KEN MEIERLING TEL. +1 561 744 8488 E-MAIL KEN.MEIERLING@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ranquil, exclusive and picturesque – no other community can claim the luxurious, eco-rich resources of this private, gated community known as Ranch Colony, located in Jupiter, Florida. Ranch Colony oﬀers many lifestyles with five unique neighbourhoods, ranging from an airpark to golf to equestrian facilities, all nestled in the lush foliage of nature. This unique old world Tuscan-style estate home is set adjacent
to the third hole of the Tom Fazio designed championship golf course within the Old Trail neighbourhood. Situated on over one acre, this custom-built property features four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, an oﬃce, a formal dining room, a butler’s pantry, a stunning gourmet kitchen, an eight-seat media room, an adjacent billiard/game room, and an infinity pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,233 ft² LAND APPROX. 4.15 acres E&V ID E-0019EI CONTACT WELLINGTON (US) CARR SOLLAK REALTY, LLC
Amazing 16-stall Equestrian Facility
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC CAROL A. SOLLAK TEL. +1 561 818 94 76 E-MAIL CAROL.SOLLAK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his estate is situated at Wellington’s most exclusive address, walking distance to the Winter Equestrian Festival and Global Dressage Festival grounds. The magnificent property boasts four bedroom suites, as well as a custom oﬃce and a new 16-stall equestrian facility. Appealing design details include high ceilings, Brazilian hardwood, Berber carpeting and marble flooring. The interior is finished with custom
mouldings, custom cabinets, overlay and custom woodwork throughout. Extensive outdoor living areas include covered porches, a loggia, a Californian-style kitchen and grill, as well as a luxury pool and spa. The state-of-the-art show barn includes four-bedroom groom’s quarters, custom tack rooms, an approx. 250 x 180 ft all-weather ring, storage garages, an outdoor entertainment area and numerous paddocks.
PHOTOS: IAN ROTH STUDIOS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 3.5 MILL. E&V ID E-0018IP INTERIOR APPROX. 8,879 ft² LAND APPROX. 1.13 acres CONTACT ORLANDO WINTER PARK (US) TRADEWINDS INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE OF WINTER PARK, LLC
Lakefront Estate in Exclusive Golf Community
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC GABRIELE VOSS-GAY TEL. +1 407 574 4060 E-MAIL GABRIELE.VOSS-GAY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his exquisite, old world inspired five-bedroom estate is perched above Lake Siena, 25 minutes from Orlando and its attractions. The sweeping views over the pool and lake are as impressive as the stone, wood and wrought-iron craftsmanship and custom cabinetry throughout this home. Carrara marble floors, intricate inlays, a stone cast fireplace and splendid chandelier underline the elegance of the double-height living room. The
custom kitchen and family wing boasts a rustic al fresco dining and living room by the lake with disappearing glass doors, opening the house to a pool deck, outdoor fireplace and summer kitchen for the ultimate Florida lakeside living experience. Other incredible highlights include a master suite with a fireplace, patio, massage room and library, as well as a two-level wine room, private theatre and game room.
PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
Luxury & Perfection in Llucmajor
his villa combines a high-quality construction standard with excellent finishes, contemporary design and privacy. Completed in 2012, the property consists of an impressive entrance hall, a bright lounge and dining room, a spacious kitchen and a laundry room, as well as three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The living area with its lovely high ceilings opens out onto the covered terrace and
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 470 m² LAND APPROX. 30,000 m² E&V ID W-01R7Y5 CONTACT MALLORCA-LLUCMAJOR (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY SL LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 871 57 00 00 E-MAIL LLUCMAJOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
gardens. The pool, with a length of 20 metres, is fitted with LED lights and massage jets. Just some of the other wonderful features on oﬀer include a saltwater pool, underfloor heating, reversible air conditioning, an automated lighting and sound system, a garage for six cars, double glazed windows, a private water well, water softener, wireless Internet all over the house, and much more besides.
PHOTOS: SONJA SCHWARZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
Luxury Villa Close to the Beach
his prestigious property occupies a prime position on the island, just a few minutes from the airport and just a few steps away from the beautiful beach of Cala Jondal with its popular beach clubs and restaurants. Only the very finest materials and high-end technical installations have been used in the construction and appointment of this home. The villa consists of a commodious living area with an impressive open fire-
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 6.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m² LAND APPROX. 22,000 m² E&V ID W-01SIX9 CONTACT IBIZA (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IBIZA, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 31 13 36 E-MAIL IBIZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
place, as well as a dining room and a fully fitted kitchen finished to an exclusive specification. All four spacious bedrooms open directly onto outdoor terraces. In addition, this unique property sits within beautiful garden grounds complete with a wonderful outdoor pool, several terraces, a fitness room, tennis court and party area with a DJ system. A separate staﬀ building and a garage also feature as part of this marvellous listing.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 168 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1997 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Luxurious Penthouse in a Prime Location
his stunning duplex penthouse enjoys a privileged position at the heart of the city, in a prestigious building with concierge service. The refined interior has been designed by renowned architectural designers and provides beautiful contemporary spaces. The living area is abundant in scope and comprises separate dining and drawing room areas with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. The property also benefits
SPAIN, VALENCIA PRICE EUR 5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-01ZO9O CONTACT VALENCIA MMC (ES) EV MMC SPAIN, S.L. & CÍA, S. COM LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 96 351 78 97 E-MAIL VALENCIAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
from three bedrooms, including an approx. 100 m² master suite with a dressing room and a large bathroom. Materials and fittings employed throughout the apartment incorporate marble and hardwood flooring, and an ultra-modern kitchen fitted with state-of-the art appliances. A central flight of stairs links both floors, giving access to an amazing terrace floor equipped with a swimming pool, garden and bathroom.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 223 kWh/m²a/ ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 59 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Splendid Home in a Marvellous Setting
his wonderful property is set over two floors and spans a total of approx. 577 m². It is set within fenced-in grounds of some 1,602 m² featuring a large grass meadow and a variety of trees and foliage. Just some of the outdoor amenities include a barbecue, greenhouse, garage, boiler room and storage room. The main floor comprises a hallway, kitchen and dining area, a lounge with a fireplace and two bedrooms.
SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EUR 1.435 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 577 m² LAND APPROX. 1,602 m² E&V ID W-0233F7 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
The master bedroom on the upper floor forms a suite complete with a library, dressing room, oﬃce, living room and storage space, as well as a spacious terrace. All interiors in this property are commodious in size and enjoy the comfort of underfloor heating. Just 10 minutes from the town centre and 30 minutes from Madrid, the residence is situated in a desirable part of Torrelodones with excellent transport links.
PHOTOS: ISABEL BISTUÉ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1963
Beautiful Tuscan-Style Home in La Florida
his wonderful property exudes an exquisite sense of quality and style, both within its interiors and throughout the grounds. Situated in La Florida, the most sought-after residential district of Madrid, the approx. 2,900 m² garden forms the ideal oasis for taking a stroll amid the serenity of splendid trees and foliage. The play of light and shadow outside creates a unique atmosphere, which continues inside the house
SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EUR 3.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,200 m² LAND APPROX. 2,900 m² E&V ID W-01YSQW CONTACT MADRID-ARAVACA (ES) RUGA INVERSIONES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 911 38 67 37 E-MAIL MADRIDARAVACA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in each of its tasteful rooms. The various interiors on the ground floor each open out onto the glorious outdoor pool. A hallway with lofty ceilings and a marvellous semi-circular staircase leads to all wings of the house. This dwelling has a noble charm all of its own, as well as benefitting from magnificent and well-preserved quality standards, and upmarket surroundings very close to the centre of Madrid.
Complex of 56 Apartments on the Costa Brava
his extraordinary set of 56 apartments is located in L’Estartit, one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava, with views of the Medes Islands and the Montgrí massif. The Centremar apartments were constructed in 1990 and are situated at the entrance of the town, only some 450 metres from the beach. The immediate surroundings have all the necessary amenities including supermarkets, restaurants and phar-
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 77 27 40 E-MAIL LESCALA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
macies. The apartments themselves boast high-quality materials and well-maintained facilities throughout. There is a communal swimming pool ideal for rest and relaxation, as well as a gym area, a games area with billiards, football and table tennis, and a reception area. In addition, the complex has 91 parking spaces and 10 commercial units. This is a superb investment opportunity located in the heart of the Costa Brava.
PHOTOS: MIRO SLAVIN PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 8.5 MILL. NO. OF LIVING UNITS 56 LAND APPROX. 13,091 m² E&V ID W-023MID CONTACT L’ESCALA (ES) INVERSIONS GESTHOME S.L.
Great Development Potential
PHOTOS: SEBASTIAN DEVENISH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1968
his superb residence is located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, in the Oberbort area of Gstaad. The chalet was built in the late 1960s in a traditional architectural style only found in this particular region known as the Saanenland. Intricate mural painting can be found within, along with sculpted wooden beams that reflect the authentic overall charm. It is set within landscaped gardens of approx. 6,800 m² in size, enclosed by
SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 36.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 635 m² LAND APPROX. 10,000 m² E&V ID W-021NQY 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
abundant mature trees that provide the utmost privacy. The chalet spans three floors, each graced with elegant interiors. Spacious reception areas and balconies also make this residence ideal for entertaining. Other amenities include a double garage and ample outdoor parking, as well as separate staﬀ accommodation. This is a unique opportunity to own a wonderful estate in one of Switzerland’s most idyllic locations.
Mansion & Office Building – by Philipp Plein
his magnificent art nouveau mansion dates back to 1910. It has been fully refurbished and endowed with furnishings personally created by the famous fashion designer Philipp Plein. The property comprises 10 rooms, two bathrooms and two guest WCs, in addition to a private spa that is simply out of this world. To the rear of the main house there is an oﬃce and administration building. This area of the property is
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 71 677 18 18 E-MAIL KREUZLINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
also in immaculate condition after renovation. It can accommodate up to 30 employees in an air-conditioned oﬃce space of approx. 400 m². Underneath this building a luxurious underground garage can be found with five large parking spaces. Beyond the oﬃce building is approx. 2,000 m² of parkland grounds, complete with an outdoor pool. The sale price includes the entire inventory of the mansion and oﬃce building.
PHOTOS: STEFAN MAURITZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
SWITZERLAND, THURGAU PRICE CHF 4.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m² LAND APPROX. 3,260 m² E&V ID W-023WLL CONTACT KREUZLINGEN (CH) EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE AG
Affoltern am Albis PHOTOS: ALEX BUSCHOR/DANIEL ERNE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1994
Individual Living in a Class of its Own
his exclusive semi-detached property is set in a gloriously sunny position with views of the surrounding region, just on the edge of a forest. It aﬀords residents unbridled privacy on four levels. The ground floor plays host to a light-flooded living room with a gallery and ceiling heights of up of to 5 m. The gallery level above divides the children’s wing from the parent suite, which features a luxurious en
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 2.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m² LAND APPROX. 704 m² E&V ID W-020WN2 CONTACT DIETIKON (CH) PLATINUM IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 25 25 E-MAIL DIETIKON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
suite bathroom. A practical dressing room leads to the roof level, with two opposite-lying panoramic windows that cater for sensational views of the mountains. The expansive, west-facing terrace forms a wonderful outdoor haven complete with a covered seating area. The private garden forms a beautiful oasis for quiet retreat, as well as oﬀering suﬃcient space for a pool and hours of carefree play opportunities for the children.
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014
Discrete Luxury Meets Exclusivity & Style
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 7.85 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m² E&V ID W-0217VJ CONTACT ZÜRICH-PARADEPLATZ (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG
his exclusive penthouse above the rooftops of Zurich in the trendy, up-and-coming quarter known as ‘Kreis 5’ aﬀords no end of prestige, luxurious modernity and uncompromised privacy. The interiors on oﬀer span approx. 320 m², with 3.5 spacious main rooms and a utility space. The property impresses with floor-length windows and sensational views over the city, taking in the local mountains and stretching
across Lake Zurich as far as the Alps. The bright ship floor parquet forms a beautiful and harmonious contrast with the upmarket designer bathrooms. Incredible panoramas can be enjoyed both from the elegant kitchen and the roof terrace, which spans some 50 m² and forms an integral and sun-drenched part of the living space. All this makes for a unique atmosphere in the heart of Zurich’s most vibrant district.
Design & Individualism in the Löwenbräu ‘Black Tower’
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Just some of the exquisite amenities include a sauna, a steam shower, a freestanding bathtub, a custom-made carpentered kitchen with stainless steel worktops, and domestic technology controlled via touch panels. Spacious open plan rooms with ample light are juxtaposed here with raw materials that are a design lover’s dream, including exposed concrete, unrendered brick, and flowing concrete floors throughout.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011
he striking ‘Black Tower’ was constructed on the site of the former Löwenbräu brewery in 2011, surrounded by art galleries, oﬃces and shop premises. The building boasts a unique architectural design, as well as oﬀering its residents an outstanding ambience within, set over 2.5 rooms in an exciting location. Conceived as a loft apartment, this listing aﬀords scope for individual planning of the interior layout.
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 1.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 146 m² NO. OF ROOMS 2.5 E&V ID W-022RQZ CONTACT ZÜRICH-PARADEPLATZ (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
Luxurious Living with Unique Sense of Grandeur
estled in green surroundings with abundant woodland and meadows all around, this dream country estate aﬀords a breathtaking 360° outlook. The mansion has been built in a French style reflected down to the very last detail from the foundations right through to the tiles on the roof. Its magnificent splendour cannot fail to impress. With the wonderful views of Zurich’s lake basin, a spa with a whirlpool and
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 15.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 632 m² LAND APPROX. 5,830 m² E&V ID W-006C1N 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
sauna, gorgeous park grounds with an outdoor pool and ample privacy, the ideal scene is set for relaxing away from hectic everyday life. The interior concept of this property includes the ‘Stöckli’ with its exposed half-timbered frame highly evocative of country life, which serves as a guesthouse. Anyone with a penchant for French architecture or looking for a prestigious residence is sure to feel immediately at home here.
PHOTOS: ALEX BUSCHOR – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
Magnificent Residence in Beautiful Surroundings
et in the midst of unspoilt nature, this property is a luxurious haven that delights with its Mediterranean flair and unique appointments. The interiors are particularly impressive for their spaciousness and the individual use of materials. The residence presides over a grand entrance area with ample space for receiving guests, as well as a spacious living/ dining area with a freestanding fireplace and adjoining conservatory,
SWITZERLAND, SCHWYZ PRICE CHF 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 437 m² LAND APPROX. 2,044 m² E&V ID W-023GB1 CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE-FREIENBACH (CH) SEEPERLEN IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 11 E-MAIL SCHWYZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
an open plan kitchen and a stone pine parlour that is currently used as a library. The upper level features a sumptuous master bedroom with a dressing closet and an extra-large en suite bathroom, in addition to three bright children’s bedrooms and a second bathroom. Other interiors on oﬀer inside the property include two separate two-room studios, two double garages and numerous other adjoining rooms.
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 11 E-MAIL SCHWYZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
right here without having to return to the main house. The property comprises a commodious living/dining area with a fireplace and an open plan kitchen, large rooms and bathrooms, as well as a basement built into the cliﬀ-face. Unparalleled in terms of its location and enticing architectural design, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive residences in the entire region. A home where quality of life reaches new heights.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998
pectacular views over the lake and mountains from every room – this is just one of the glorious highlights of this unique property, situated in a raised location above Gersau on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Another wonderful feature of this home is the large terrace area on the lower garden level, which has been expanded with the addition of a heated infinity pool. A small kitchen, accessible from the outdoors, caters to guests’ every whim
SWITZERLAND, SCHWYZ PRICE CHF 3.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 246 m² LAND APPROX. 1,391 m² E&V ID W-023XBU CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE-FREIENBACH (CH) SEEPERLEN IMMOBILIEN AG
Magnificent Property with Outstanding View
AUSTRIA, STYRIA PRICE EUR 3.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,200 m² LAND APPROX. 6,000 m² E&V ID W-023LAC CONTACT WIEN MMC (AT) EUV IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 1 961 50 00 E-MAIL WIEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 94 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1909 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
his noble residence is set within glorious park grounds. Care was taken during renovation to preserve the period features of this patrician mansion, and it now shines in all its original glory. The meticulous attention to detail here is reflected in the modern living standard and the decorative fittings typical for the era including 23 beautiful tiled ovens. The five floors of the house boast prestigious interiors including an
impressive entrance hall, elegant living and dining salons, 18 bedrooms and guestrooms, and staﬀ quarters with a large kitchen. The unique finishing touch here is the far-reaching and breathtaking outlook over the mountains. The world-famous basilica in Mariazell makes it Austria’s most important pilgrimage site, with a wealth of recreation pleasures on oﬀer such as hiking, skiing, hunting, motor boating and sailing.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Fantastic Apartments with Terraces in Ponte Vetero
his newly developed complex on the Via Ponte Vetero comprises four tasteful apartments including two penthouses, ranging from approx. 133 to 347 m² and all featuring magnificent terraces. The estate boasts state-of-the-art communal low-temperature geothermal heating and cooling coils, air circulation and air conditioning systems. All units have luxury finishes including oak floors, marble bathrooms, Duravit
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 4.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 330 m² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-023RRQ CONTACT MILANO-CENTRO STORICO (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 029 443 33 31 E-MAIL MILANOCENTROSTORICO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
plumbing designed by Philippe Starck, Hansgrohe fixtures, crystal window sills and terraces paved with bamboo. The property forms a delightful amalgamation of comfort, prestige, quality, luxury, design and security, and has an A-class certification for energy eﬃciency. These are the ideal dwellings for those wishing to live in the historic heart of Milan with all amenities on the doorstep.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 27 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Luxury Villa in Golf Bogogno
his high-class residential resort is situated in the famous golf area of Bogogno, near Arona and Stresa. Two golf courses – 36 holes –, a 24-hour security service, a clubhouse, five-star hotel, tennis courts and swimming pools make this one of the most impressive luxury resorts in Italy. A life of great prestige can be led in this villa, which meets high standards both in terms of technological fittings and amenities, and its
ITALY, PIEDMONT PRICE EUR 3.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 570 m² LAND APPROX. 1,900 m² E&V ID W-022KYU CONTACT LAGO MAGGIORE (IT) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0332 181 18 18 E-MAIL LAGOMAGGIORE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
original architectural design. The private garden is also an example of rare beauty. The villa is set over three floors oﬀering large rooms for the whole family. In addition, it boasts a fitness area, sauna, Jacuzzi and an indoor upstream pool. The residence also meets the highest energy eﬃciency standards with a class A certification, as well as enjoying optimum orientation for sunlight, and privacy and security in abundance.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 74.86 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Magnificent Villa Overlooking the Strait of Messina
his beautiful villa is located in an elevated position, surrounded by spectacular scenery and enjoying breathtaking views of the Strait of Messina. The famous architect Cancila designed this exclusive home in the 1960s, as a residence for a noble family. The property consists of three buildings in total: the main house, the guesthouse and another outbuilding. There is also a spa area and a splendid outdoor pool with a
ITALY, SICILY PRICE EUR 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,700 m² LAND APPROX. 29,127 m² E&V ID W-022FEU 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
large sun terrace on oﬀer. External steps from the garden lead up to the two floors of the villa. The basement level hosts a separate apartment with a spacious living area, kitchen and en suite bedroom. The comfortable rooms on the upper floor each open out to large terraces with spectacular vistas of the coast. The lush vegetation planted in the garden ensures protection and privacy for the delightful pool area.
PHOTOS: HARRYS ZAMPETOULAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1987
Luxurious Residence on a Park-Like Land Plot
oskinou is an exclusive neighbourhood just a few kilometres from the city of Rhodes and the international airport on the island. Its proximity to beautiful beaches, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rhodes Old Town, and recreational resorts makes this residence an exceptional listing indeed. The future owners can enter into a whole other realm of their own here, on a beautifully maintained land plot
GREECE, DODECANESE ISLANDS PRICE EUR 2.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 408 m² LAND APPROX. 8,000 m² E&V ID W-0222CF CONTACT RHODES (EL) P+P RHODES REAL ESTATE E.P.E LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of approx. 8,000 m² featuring an abundance of mature trees. These stunning grounds also boast an outdoor pool measuring approx. 130 m², and a separate guesthouse and pool house. For sporting enthusiasts there is a small football pitch on the estate, which could also be used as a tennis court. A garage with a capacity for several vehicles and a staﬀ apartment are also available with this magnificent island home.
Superb Corbiau Penthouse
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fully fitted kitchen of around 14 m². The apartment plays host to three spacious bedrooms, each of which opens on to a terrace, and two bathrooms. Particularly appealing features include a gas-fired boiler, air conditioning, sun protection blinds, awnings, a reinforced door and alarm system, a two-car garage with an automatic door, and a basement. This home aﬀords an excellent quality of life in every respect.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 47 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E+
ituated in a quiet haven of greenery, away from prying eyes, in a prestigious neighbourhood of Uccle, this splendid, high-end penthouse spans approx. 200 m² and is utterly enchanting thanks to its view, its very good orientation and high level of security. It boasts a large, light-flooded corner living room of some 56 m² with a very fine terrace facing southwest of approx. 25 m², as well as a closed,
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS PRICE EUR 1,19 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 200 m² NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-0238LT CONTACT PLACE BRUGMANN (BE) EV BRUBEL SA
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS PENDING – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1929
Exceptional Art Deco House
n the coveted residential area of the famous ‘Place Guy d’Arezzo’, this superb art deco property dating from 1929 has been magnificently restored while preserving its period features. Just one example is the light shaft above the staircase, which provides ample natural lighting. A main entrance, study, library, gym, and one-car garage grace the ground floor. The first floor hosts a living/dining room opening to a
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS PRICE EUR 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 550 m² LAND APPROX. 240 m² E&V ID W-022XX3 CONTACT BRUSSELS PREMIUM (BE) EV BRUBEL SA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 2 290 44 08 E-MAIL BRUSSELSPREMIUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
balcony and courtyard, a superb fitted kitchen in marble and a lounge with a study on the mezzanine. Meanwhile, the second floor comprises the master suite with a marble bathroom and dressing room, plus three bedrooms and two bathrooms, while the third floor aﬀords staﬀ quarters with a living room, fitted kitchen and bathroom. This is a true masterpiece in one of the most exclusive district in Brussels.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS PENDING – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
Distinguished Mansion at Sought-After Address
his splendid specimen of architectural heritage dating from 1910 is located at a desirable residential address in the historic centre of Ghent between the ‘Oude Houtlei’ and ‘Onderbergen’. Behind the well-manicured façade are several spacious rooms benefiting from large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The imposing staircase leads to the first floor where the dining room, kitchen and living room strike
BELGIUM, GHENT PRICE EUR 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 510 m² LAND APPROX. 170 m² E&V ID W-0245W2 CONTACT GENT-CENTRUM (BE) EV GENT-CENTRUM BVBA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 9 223 28 23 E-MAIL GENTCENTRUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a perfect blend of modernity and elegance. The majestic study on the second floor provides a sense of vast space thanks to its high windows. The master bedroom with a walk-in dressing room and designer bathroom is also worthy of mention. The mansion boasts another four bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. This property is ideal for those who love perfection, modern luxuries and uncompromised comfort.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: 238 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
Country Cottage Available for Immediate Occupancy
his luxurious Norman-style mansion is set on a plot of approx. 4,101 m² in Destelbergen, East Flanders, which is known as the castle municipality. This exceptional country cottage features all mod cons and comprises spacious living and reception rooms, a study that could be used for a profession, a large kitchen with a Lacanche cooker, and six ample bedrooms, three of which boast en suite bathrooms and
BELGIUM, OOST-VLAANDEREN PRICE EUR 2.875 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 801 m² LAND APPROX. 4,101 m² E&V ID W-0243NV CONTACT GENT-CENTRUM (BE) EV GENT CENTRUM BVBA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 9 223 28 23 E-MAIL GENTCENTRUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
dressing rooms. Every bathroom has a double washbasin, a spacious walk-in shower, WC and bathtub. The property also has all manner of amenities including a laundry room, storeroom, wine cellar, and garages, etc. The attention to detail and exacting choice of materials are a sight to behold. The perfect harmony between the interior, garden and environment makes this cottage a real gem indeed.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS PENDING – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1935
Beautiful Art Deco House
his magnificent art deco home dates back to 1935 and boasts approx. 241 m² of usable floor space over two levels, in addition to a semi-basement available for conversion, a cellar and a garage. It is set back from the road with a pretty front garden. The property consists of a reception hall with a majestic staircase and period stained glass. A vast, light-flooded living room, a fully fitted kitchen with a nice dining
BELGIUM, BRUSSELS PRICE EUR 750,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 241 m² LAND APPROX. 336 m² E&V ID 750.000 CONTACT PAVILLON D’IXELLES (BE) EV BRUBEL SA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 2 373 60 00 E-MAIL PAVILLONDIXELLES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
area, a laundry room and a bathroom make up the ground floor. On the first floor, a marvellous open and arched hall serves four bedrooms, a study and two shower rooms. The ceiling height is 3 metres. The rounded stone-clad façade has been recently sandblasted. Extensive renovation work in 2014 and 2015 included installation of a new boiler and window frames, a kitchen, full rewiring, and much more besides.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 27 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
New Homes Overlooking the Lighthouse in Kampen
hese semi-detached homes are brand new and luxurious, oﬀering delightful views of the lighthouse in Kampen. Quality excellence and exclusivity characterise all interiors, with loving attention paid to detail throughout. Handcrafted wooden fittings and joinery can be admired on all levels, while oak floorboards and natural stone floors give the interiors a cosy feel. The light-flooded living/dining area spans approx. 71 m² and
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 5.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 258 m² LAND APPROX. 964 m² E&V ID W-01ICIN CONTACT SYLT (DE) EV SYLT IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4651 985 70 E-MAIL SYLT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
forms the heart of each home, divided into several cosy areas and featuring an open plan kitchen and fireplace. Each of the units aﬀords five rooms, three en suite bathrooms, a spa area with a fully glazed sauna, a rain shower, whirlpool and outdoor shower, a burglar alarm system, in-ground garage and parking spaces. The terraces are south-facing, while the beautifully landscaped gardens oﬀer ample scope for peace and relaxation.
PHOTOS: MARIA NOGLIK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 17.70 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 650,000 E&V ID W-023V4M INTERIOR APPROX. 199 m² LAND APPROX. 711 m² CONTACT BERLIN-
Elegant Family Home in Upmarket Neighbourhood
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panning an interior of some 199 m² in total, this marvellous property stands as testimony to an excellent quality standard both from an architectural and technological viewpoint. Practicality and functionality dominate throughout this residence, reflected in the high quality of materials and interior fittings selected. Designed in a Nordic style, the property occupies a land plot of approximately 711 m² in the attractive
neighbourhood known as Wendenschloß. From the broad roadside, the full impact of the house with its dark brick façade can be seen at its very finest. The front driveway area is fully paved and incorporates a double carport alongside complete with a tool shed. At the rear end of the garden there is a south-facing terrace of approximately 40 m² in size, which is laid with stone flagging and includes a roofed area.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1902 – 1932
The FORUM MUSEUMSINSEL®
owhere else in the German capital do history and culture feel so omnipresent: here, just a stone’s throw from the Unesco World Heritage Site of Berlin’s Museum Island, the FORUM MUSEUMSINSEL® is taking shape with eight listed buildings around a large central square. A total of 28 exclusive rental apartments are due for completion at the beginning of 2016 in the buildings known as ‘Simon Palais’, ‘Residenz
GERMANY, BERLIN RENTAL PRICE PER MONTH FROM EUR 22.00/m² INTERIOR APPROX. 62 – 456 m² NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 7 E&V ID W-00RKLV CONTACT BERLIN MITTE (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS BERLIN MITTE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 23 32 00 00 E-MAIL BERLINMITTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Monbijou’ and the ‘Bauhaus’. Each has been meticulously planned by renowned architects Sir David Chipperfield and Patschke & Partner, true to the original design and historic fabric of these listed monuments. Each apartment has an individual floor plan, along with high-quality fittings to meet the highest standards of contemporary living. These apartments oﬀer an outstanding lifestyle, in a unique location.
Exclusive Residence in Rosdorf
his luxurious south-facing property is situated on a park-like land plot and boasts an impressive blend of commodious grandeur, charm and elegance. The prestigious entrance hallway gives on to a delightful ground floor living space, the heart of which is the elegant living/dining area with an open fireplace, marble floors and patio doors. The bedroom wing with an en suite bathroom, guest WC, kitchen and study round oﬀ the
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comfortable interiors on oﬀer. A separate entrance leads to a beautifully converted upper floor, which comprises two separate living units complete with their own balconies. The outdoor terraces facing to the south and east form a well-conceived and attractive transition to the carefully landscaped gardens beyond. Other amenities on oﬀer to residents here include a double garage, a wine cellar and various other spacious adjoining rooms.
PHOTOS: DIETER EIKENBERG – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 131.7 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1986
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 920,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 442 m² LAND APPROX. 2,000 m² E&V ID W-019024 CONTACT GÖTTINGEN (DE) AXEL ARMBRECHT IMMOBILIEN
PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN WYRWA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 83 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1972/2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Contemporary Home with Meadows, a Pond & Stables
n 1972, the artist Jenny Konitzer had a futuristic, cubism-inspired building constructed on this idyllic plot of land, oﬀering her the perfect space for producing her creative output. The house has undergone extensive modernisation since 2011, with conversions and refurbishment reflecting contemporary trends – incorporating modern forms, intelligent technologies and improved energy eﬃciency, bringing it in line with the
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 290 m² LAND APPROX. 18,997 m² E&V ID W-022WMX CONTACT WUNSTORF (DE) DIRK VON BUTTLAR IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 5031 96 20 00 E-MAIL WUNSTORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
latest building standard. A cleverly chosen mix of materials, sleek design, light and various finesses are united here to form an architectural jewel for private residency. The property also enjoys a privileged location enclosed by local amenities yet blessed with meadows, a paddock and a small stable. It is the perfect fusion of contemporary architecture, infrastructure and idyllic rural life.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 103.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1970 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Mansion in Prime Position Ready for Occupancy
his exclusive home is set on the edge of the ‘Hardtwald’ forest, in one of the best addresses in Bad Homburg. The prestigious mansion, with an adjoining building, is now ready for ‘first occupancy’ after extensive modernisation work of the highest quality. The luxury appointment standard and the lavish dimensions of every room are features running throughout the property. An elevator links all floors for added comfort.
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 9.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 970 m² LAND APPROX. 3,358 m² E&V ID W-00324W CONTACT BAD HOMBURG (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6172 49 54 10 E-MAIL TAUNUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
The modern spa area with a swimming pool and sauna forms an oasis of relaxation. The separate guesthouse comprises two comfortable rooms with a bathroom, and a full-sized basement. The impressive driveway is also worthy of note for its ample parking and garages. The grounds benefit from an abundance of beautiful old trees, terraces and balconies, oﬀering the perfect place to sit whatever the occasion and time of day.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 117.5 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1986 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Unique Jewel in a Sensational Location
his property is one of a kind, the likes of which are only rarely found on the market. In design terms, the mansion has quite deliberately been based on the tenets of the French château style. Built in 1986, the mansion underwent thorough refurbishment in every single respect in 2007 and 2008. The outcome of these eﬀorts is an elegant and prestigious dream home, consisting of approx. 529 m² of living and utility space,
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 4.95 MILL. E&V ID W-022M6A TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 529 m² LAND APPROX. 2,712 m² CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL TAUNUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
all of which meets the highest standards of quality and design, leaving absolutely nothing to be desired. Only superior materials supplied by renowned brand manufacturers have been used to form a harmonious whole with perfect detailing inside the property. The attic level could also be converted, allowing for an additional living space of some 180 m² and a capacious overall home interior of around 700 m².
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 129.02 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Darmstadt The Art of Living
his grand mansion brings together classical architecture with historic period features and an interior design perfected down to the finest details. Only the best quality materials have been used throughout, and finished with exceptional craftsmanship. In addition to the house itself and its beautiful garden plot in one of Darmstadt’s most upmarket neighbourhoods, the entire inventory of top-quality furnishings found
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 318 m² LAND APPROX. 1,465 m² E&V ID W-00HJL0 CONTACT DARMSTADT (DE) ANDRÉ IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6151 101 67 69 E-MAIL DARMSTADT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
inside the property is also included in this sale. The virtuous design with high ceilings and spacious interiors creates a distinct air of prestige. At the same time, the many bedrooms with en suite bathrooms on oﬀer make this an ideal dwelling for accommodating a large family in comfort. The converted basement level with a superbly equipped private home spa forms a whole new luxurious realm of its own.
PHOTOS: ANNIKA FEUSS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 111.73 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1997
Architecture – Lifestyle – Sophistication
unkersdorf is located in the west of Cologne and is one of the most sought-after districts in the city. This property is situated on a quiet residential road where substantial mansions and mature trees dominate the exclusive neighbourhood. The heart of this property is a commodious living hall with a ceiling height of 7 metres. Exquisite materials such as teak parquet and Swedish natural stone characterise the sense of
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 476 m² LAND APPROX. 1,687 m² E&V ID W-01R7Z9 CONTACT KÖLN-LINDENTHAL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 221 57 77 99 80 E-MAIL KOELNLINDENTHAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
sophistication within. The upper floor is equally impressive – comprising five en suite rooms and a ceiling of approx. 3.3 metres. A large indoor pool and an underground garage with six to eight parking spaces add further to the comfort on oﬀer. This home meets the standards of even the most discerning buyer. Its location, size, architecture and ambience make it a superb dwelling for a large family.
PHOTOS: DENNIS NEUSCHAEFER-RUBE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 25 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Exclusivity in the Heart of Nature
his upmarket property is situated in green surroundings in immediate proximity to the hotel complex ‘Residence Klosterpforte’ in Marienfeld. Its interior spans some 490 m², on a plot of land of approx. 1,199 m² in size. The luxurious fittings inside this home are guaranteed to enthuse lovers of prestige and comfort. The living area forms the heart of the property, with a ceiling height of 7 metres catering for a
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 980,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 490 m² LAND APPROX. 1,199 m² E&V ID W-023JZS CONTACT GÜTERSLOH (DE) DR. BUSE GRUNDBESITZ UND BETEILIGUNGS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 5241 22 30 80 E-MAIL GUETERSLOH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
sense of lofty grandeur throughout. The ground floor boasts other cosy and life-enhancing details such as a top-quality sound system and a bar integrated into the living area. The true highlight of this residence however is the private home spa, designed in a Versace style, which is fitted with an exclusive Klafs oxygen sauna and a steam room. It is uniqueness and luxury that set this listing apart.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 31,5 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Modern Design Finished to Perfection
ontemporary architectural design, high-end appointments and tastefully selected materials come together with the highest security standards in this first-class home. The light-flooded living area and the luxurious fitted kitchen form the centrepoint of the property. A three-side fireplace, modern lighting concept and delightful views of the vineyards convey a special sense of homeliness. Just some of the other
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1,82 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 460 m² LAND APPROX. 1,000 m² E&V ID W-023GUU CONTACT HEILBRONN (DE) BKN REAL ESTATE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7131 279 38 00 E-MAIL HEILBRONN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
appealing highlights include a home cinema with a screen and projector that automatically retracts from the ceiling, a KNX BUS system with fully automated programming, a combined underfloor heating and cooling system powered by geothermal energy, a modern elevator, plus a security alarm and video surveillance. The heatable driveway leads to an underground garage that can accommoddate five or six vehicles.
Spacious Bungalow in Parkland Grounds
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roadside in a sought-after neighbourhood known as Babenhausen in the Allgäu region, enclosed by a beautiful array of mature trees that conceal it from outside view. The local area of Babenhausen boasts an excellent infrastructure and a great deal of recreational amenities, as well as a former ‘Fuggerschloss’ castle that is now home to the ‘Fugger Museum’, and the former ‘St. Andreas Fugger Church’ in a baroque style.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1954
his substantial bungalow with a hipped roof dates from 1954. It is located in the heart of park-like grounds spanning approx. 2,922 m² in total. With modernisation or conversion work, the property has the potential to be transformed into an absolutely dream home. The size of the property and its favourable room layout mean that it could also be converted into two semi-detached units. The property is set away from the
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 710,000 E&V ID W-023M7A INTERIOR APPROX. 250 m² LAND APPROX. 2,922 m² CONTACT MEMMINGEN (DE)
PHOTOS: CRISTINA GALLER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 23.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014
Timeless Modernism & Fantastic Views
his outstanding and exceedingly spacious mansion is an exclusive architectural pearl, enjoying all the benefits of abundant natural light. It is built on a hillside plot of approx. 1,200 m² that is nowhere else to be found in the entire metropolitan region. Conceived as a special space both for living and working under one roof, the glass, steel and exposed concrete convey a sense of lightness and timeless living. Set
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 636 m² LAND APPROX. 1,200 m² E&V ID W-023JCS CONTACT NÜRNBERG (DE) TELKÄMPER IMMOBILIEN GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 911 58 07 79 90 E-MAIL NUERNBERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
over three diﬀerent levels in total, the approx. 636 m² interior is simply second to none. Its hillside location ensures an impression of absolute ‘understatement’ from the roadside. The third level has been conceived as an oﬃce/home loft space and spans a huge area of approx. 300 m² in itself. Select materials, a spectacular lighting concept, intelligent domestic technology and much more leave nothing to be desired.
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Precision – the measure of all things
Bernard Tschumi has managed to capture Vacheron Constantin’s company philosophy architecturally. The stylish HQ of the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, located in the Geneva curved metal roof. The outer shell of the building and its interior are locked in a symbiosis – just like the unique watches made by the Swiss company.
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A Stroke of Haute Horlogerie Genius No manufacturer has produced watches of the highest precision for as long as Vacheron Constantin. For the last 260 years, the company, a jewel in the portfolio of the Richemont group of luxury brands, has been adding new milestones to its rich heritage, while preserving its technical expertise. The most impressive proof of this is the new record-breaking model 57260 â€“ the most complicated watch in history. TEXT: Siems Luckwaldt
The development of the 57260 pocket watch took eight years, two of which were taken up solely with its assembly.
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1 + 2 King Farouk I of Egypt (pictured here with his wife Farida and princess Ferial in 1939) was given the “La Farouk” pocket watch – the most complicated of its time – as a present for his 15th birthday. It features three complications more than the model presented to his father King Fuad I in 1929 3 19th century quality controllers 4 This watch from 1948, with a case made of 18karat gold, belonged to Count Guy De Boisrouvray 5 + 6 This model from 1918 features watch glass made of rock crystal and was commissioned by U.S. automobile magnate James Ward Packard 7 The Maharaja of Patiala, Sir Bhupinder Singh was a Vacheron Constantin fan, too.
I cannot underhe still wanted the watch dial to be methodically arranged and clearstand how such a clockwork can exist without ly laid out.” For the 3Ps this meant starting from scratch, rethinking a watchmaker,” mused the French philosopher many precepts and discarding all the rules. Nothing was oﬀ-limits. Voltaire in his 1734 “Treatise on metaphysics.” The first hurdle was designing a watch, which despite its 31 hands Voltaire later tried his hand at the watchmakand many functions – among them a night sky chart, a display indiing business himself, but without success. He cating sunrise and sunset at the client’s U.S. residence, a Westmincould, however, have learned something from ster chime with a night silencing feature and a second time zone disan earthly master watchmaker about how to play with a choice of 24 cities – was still clearly comprehensible. The make timepieces that endure through the censecond hurdle consisted of balancing out the 2,825 parts of this meturies and all their fashions. After all, the probchanical labyrinth. The most groundbreaking innovation inside the ably most important author of the Enlightenment and infamous satmasterpiece made of 18-karat white gold is the complex Hebrew calirist lived in Geneva in exactly the same year that a young master endar. The “golden number” 19-year lunar cycle and countless other watchmaker founded his company there and created a brand whose cycles were diﬃcult to incorporate … “No manufacturer has ever tried longevity was to outperform all competitors. their hand at this successfully,” emphasizes Dominique Bernaz. But At the time, the Calvinist city on the banks of the Rhône river was the 3Ps mastered even this daunting task. onstantly evolving challenges continue to motivate Vacheron also called the Rome of Protestantism and had a reputation as a safe haven for many, which indirectly contributed to the rise of the local Constantin’s master watchmakers, driving them to excel. At the watchmaking trade. On September 17, 1755, Jean-Marc Vacheron, who same time, educational partnerships ensure there are enough apwas 24 at the time, hired his first apprentice in the city’s Saint-Gervais prentices. “Our customized production department, the Atelier Cabneighborhood – a date that would mark the beginning of an impressive inotiers and the unique pieces in the Métiers d’Art collection, allow brand history. A silver pocket our team plenty of room to fulwatch, which was technically ly deploy their range of skills. and visually sophisticated in Besides, we are always open to any ideas they may have,” exequal measure, became the symbol of the twin characterplains CEO Juan Carlos Toristics of the company. In 1819, res, underlining the immense Jean-Marc’s grandson, Jacques importance of the reference Barthélémi Vacheron, formed 57260 for the company. a partnership with the merDistinguished clients have chant François Constantin, always trusted Vacheron Constantin’s infinitely active imagwho supplied the other half of the company name. It was ination. Like Czar Alexander Constantin’s extensive travII and Czarina Maria Alexanels that made the expansion drovna, for instance, who orof the company possible. In a dered an opulent timepiece for letter to his partner he devised one of their sons in the 1860s. Vacheron Constantin’s motto, In the early 20th century the which has guided every deciMaharaja of Patiala, Sir Bhusion in the company to this pinder Singh, also placed a Left to right: Jean-Marc Vacheron founded the company in 1755; François Constantin facilitated its expansion from 1819, and watchmaker day: “Do better, if possible – number of orders for cusGeorges Auguste Leschot became technical director in 1839. and it is always possible.” tom-made items, as did New t sounds simple, but its York banker Henry Graves Jr. and U.S. automobile entrepreneur James Ward Packard. Such illustriimplementation in an haute horlogerie context is quite literally highly complex. In any case, the three master watchmakers who ous former owners have turned antique Vacheron Constantin watcheight years ago completely dedicated their professional lives to the dees into firm favorites with both collectors and auction houses, where velopment of a groundbreaking new model with the reference number they regularly change hands for new record prices. 57260, can definitely claim that they have gotten as close to the ideal The brand has remained true to its focus on technical excellence, elegant design, extraordinary adornments on nearly all component parts of “better” as is humanly possible. Jean-Luc Perrin (50), and brothers Yannick Pintus (38) and Micke – and to its hometown of Geneva. The building in which the company Pintus (41) have been working for Vacheron Constantin for 20, 17 and was founded is still home to a Vacheron Constantin boutique, to the 21 years respectively. Their colleagues aﬀectionately call them “Les 3P” archive and other departments. The company HQ, designed by archi(the 3Ps). This might put you in mind of the “three Musketeers,” but tect Bernard Tschumi and built in 2004 in the Geneva neighborhood instead of using cloaks and swords, the trio employed all their techniof Planles-Ouates, doubled the manufacturing space to 17,000 square meters. Another site at Le Brassus in Vallée de Joux has also been part cal expertise, boundless creativity and the highest level of concentraof the Vacheron Constantin universe since 2013. tion on the minutest of problems, in order to develop a pocket watch But back to the record-breaking trio, the 3Ps. Just the assembly of unlike any other that had come before it. The watch was to have an inthe reference 57260 model took up two of the eight years of developcredible 57 complications! Trumping the then record holder, a model by Patek Philippe with 33 complications and a price tag of approximatement work. “If you are too emotional or sensitive, you will not be able ly € 2.3 million, was merely the icing on the cake. The miniature-scale to get through such a time-intensive project,” explains Dominique adventure started oﬀ with a client meeting, recalls Dominique BerBernaz, highlighting the most important characteristic of a master naz, Retail Director at Vacheron Constantin: “The anonymous buyer watchmaker – nerves of steel. “Essentially, you have to endure eight in question already owned several of our watches and now only had years of crises for that one single day of triumph. The day the watch one wish: ‘Build me the most complicated watch ever.’ Oh yes, but SL is handed over to the client.” he universe confounds me.
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