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Dear Readers, s an entrepreneur I spend a lot of time keeping up with digital innovations, because digitalization – in our industry as everywhere – is progressing at a rapid pace. How does this change the everyday tasks of property consultants? What will be expected of franchisors in the future? And how can we prepare for this today? In our offices around the globe, we make tools and apps that we continually develop in-house available to our advisors and clients. These tools speed up and simplify successful brokering. We use virtual reality technology, for example, to facilitate time-saving virtual viewings in the initial stages of the property search. Our owner app allows sellers to follow the entire sales process from the number of viewings to the marketing activities undertaken. The importance of grappling with digital communication is highlighted by an Engel & Völkers study into a new generation of affluent individuals called HENRYs. Those belonging to this demographic – the “High Earners, Not Rich Yet” – were born after 1980 and have an annual income of more than $ 100,000. The consumer behavior of HENRYs is primarily influenced by social media, their favorite influencers and professional experts. The study shows that luxury brands like Engel & Völkers should use new media in a targeted way to connect digitally with this growing and affluent group of individuals. At the same time, the results of the study highlight that authenticity, market expertise and brand reputation are essential factors for this generation when choosing a property consultant. So despite the digital transformation, traditional property consultants have by no means become obsolete. In our business, it is still the human touch that counts. After all, real estate is a highly individualized product and requires expert advice. A client’s final purchase decision is largely based on their feelings and trust. Every day, we experience how much our customers appreciate the market expertise provided by our consultants and their professional all-round service. This is why we always want to offer the best of both worlds: personal consultations in combination with smart digital tools. In this issue of GG, we once again showcase a selection of the most exclusive real estate from the global Engel & Völkers network. You can view most of these properties on our website, select ones even in 3D. We take great pride in the fact that the growth the company has experienced is also due to the many strong, talented and creative women within it. That’s why we have dedicated this issue to powerful women around the globe. We hope you enjoy it. Sincerely,
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Full power ahead! Back twenty years ago, as a correspondent in Hollywood, I used to witness some funny scenes and attitudes when famous women stepped in front of a camera. The photo production for this issue, which couldn’t have been more challenging, showed me how much has changed, also in this regard. The day before our cover shoot in the Hollywood Hills, the massive Malibu fires were burning just 62 kilometers away, and both the mood in the city and the sky over Los Angeles had darkened perceptibly. But with the arrival of Barbara Sturm on set, the sun came out from behind the thick clouds. Without any discussion whatsoever, the beauty entrepreneur stepped in front of Douglas Friedman’s camera, so very charming that she captivated all of us with her natural and uncomplicated manner. Barbara Sturm is just one of many fascinating modern women featured in this edition of GG. Meet the Serbian performance artist M arina Abramović, the Israeli designer Nili Lotan, and Delia Fischer, the German founder of the hugely successful online furniture shopping club Westwing. Take a good look at our – admittedly very subjective – line-up of powerful women from politics to fashion. Who are the women that you look up to?
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DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN One of the most in-demand photographers when it comes to extraordinary interiors and celebrities, Douglas Friedman captured German beauty entrepreneur Barbara Sturm in L.A. The New Yorker started his career as an assistant to David Fincher, the director of Se7en and Fight Club. After backpacking through Southeast Asia, Friedman discovered his true passion. His work has adorned the covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and many others. To recharge his batteries, Friedman retreats to his ranch in Marfa, Texas. Instagram: @thefacinator.
NICOLAS BRU For himself, he prefers an uncomplicated Parisian look. For his clients, however, Los Angeles-based stylist Nicolas Bru, who once worked under Tom Ford at Gucci, creates opulent red carpet looks. His Instagram account @mr_ nicolasbru features stars like Heidi Klum and Mariah Carey, who have trusted him with their style for years. His personal career highlight: working on a music video for Daft Punk.
MARTIN TSCHECHNE Do women design buildings differently from men? Well … Do a person’s history and living conditions have an impact on their work? Yes, of course. Hamburg-based journalist and qualified psychologist Martin Tschechne frequently meets artists, scientists and architects whose works speak volumes about their lives and express their personalities. So do women really design buildings differently from men? It’s an idea worth thinking about, at the very least ….
MADALYN FARLEY Briton Madalyn Farley has been studying illustration at London’s Kingston University for the last two years, and will be attending classes in Hamburg for a semester starting in March. Since arriving in the northern German city back in September, she has been working as an intern with our creative director Janine Weitenauer. For this edition of GG, Madalyn Farley designed the timeline illustrating the milestones of the women’s movement.
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SUSANNE KALOFF Hamburg resident and author Susanne Kaloff has been writing for major German publications for almost twenty years. She focuses on what she’s passionate about: travel, fashion, beauty, yoga and design. Last year, she published a well-received book about becoming a teetotaller. As part of her GG assignment, she met fashion designer Nili Lotan for a coffee in New York City. The easy-going Ms. Lotan not only introduced Kaloff to her new collection but also to her husband, the Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza.
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30 Exquisite accessories, trendy colors and optical illusions – long live art!
AT HOME Taking the world by Sturm – beauty entrepreneur Dr. Barbara Sturm and her amazing rise to the top.
32 Designer Nili Lotan doesn’t follow trends, she creates her own style.
34 Less is more. SHE likes to wear natural colors that cause a stir.
36 Trend-setting designs: HE prefers to free his animal spirit.
38 Now opulent, now reticent: Green sets the tone as art imitates nature.
INTERVIEW Nili Lotan designs straightforward clothing.
22 Female architects are shaping city-
AT HOME Power Women: A directory of visionary w omen from diverse fields. We present our personal favorites, each duo made up of a trailblazer and her successor.
TRAVEL Female architects (like the late Zaha Hadid) are changing our cities.
BARBARA STURM POWER WOMEN
WOMAN Handwoven “Garlic Gourd” basket (Design Afrika).
MELINDA GATES MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
42 Not only Hollywood swears by her cos-
metics: Dr. Barbara Sturm began her unusual career in orthopedic medicine.
50 A compilation of 16 powerful female
duos: from fashion to economics, art to technology.
62 Philanthropist Melinda Gates is an
a dvocate for equality around the world, especially for women and girls.
64 Performance artist Marina
Abramovic´lives in a house that is as unusual as she is.
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TRAVEL ART & DESIGN INTERVIEW WOMAN MAN LOOK
Architect Denise Scott Brown shoulder to shoulder with Postmodernism. She co-authored the book Learning from Las Vegas in 1972.
OPERA HOUSE, GUANGZHOU, CHINA by ZAHA HADID
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PHOTOS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY IWAN BAAN, BRIGITTE LACOMBE
Building the Future Architecture has largely been a male preserve, but buildings designed by women are causing a stir all over the world. This is partly due to the legacy of the late Zaha Hadid, but also because women architects often work well as a team, which is vital nowadays. An insightful global roundup. TEXT: Martin Tschechne
AQUA TOWER, CHICAGO, USA by JEANNE GANG
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A different kind of skyscrapter: vibrant, almost poetically light.
LE CARGO, PARIS, FRANKREICH by ODILE DECQ
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An office center that serves as an incubator for future-facing business ideas.
MUSEUM PIERRE SOULAGES, RODEZ, FRANCE by CARME PIGEM VILLA E-1027, ROQUEBRUNE, FRANCE by EILEEN GRAY
THE HOUSE OF MEANINGS, CARBONERAS COMMUNITY, SPAIN by SUSANA TORRE MAAT, LISBON, PORTUGAL by AMANDA LEVETE
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he Pritzker Prize has been awarded to the world’s best architects every year since 1979. Founded by the U.S. entrepreneur Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the prize is usually awarded to an individual, but there have been several joint winners, including an entire team. The Pritzker Prize is the de facto “Nobel Prize” for architecture, so the prize money of $ 100,000 is secondary to the prestige it bestows on the winners. So far, 45 superb architects have been honored in this way. Disconcertingly, only three of them have been women.
In 1991 the distinguished prize was awarded to Robert Venturi, a rigorous thinker, postmodern planner and creator of the Sainsbury Wing at the National Gallery in London and the Seattle Art Museum on the U.S. West Coast. Significantly, his wife, Denise Scott Brown, did not join him on stage, despite the fact that the couple ran their architecture firm together and developed their projects in close cooperation. They are also credited as co-authors of books on the basics of their approach to architecture. Born in South Africa and educated in the U.K. and the U.S. as an architect and town planner, it was Scott Brown whose perspective modified Venturi’s austere approach derived from architectural theory and history, in her own, unique way. She photographed shopping streets, parking lots and innumerable billboards in Las Vegas, for example. Analyzing the look of this “non-architecture,” she concluded that their essential functions mirrored those of the architects’ own projects: fostering communication, providing meeting places and facilitating the exchange of ideas. Their office operated along the same lines, a partnership that combined different points of view. In the end, not even the architectural couple would be sure who exactly had contributed which ideas
espite all this, only Venturi was awarded the Pritzker
Prize. The couple accepted this, against their better judgment, because the award committee were not open to discussing the matter. And because their firm needed the extra publicity. It was only 22 years later, in 2013, that the Women in Design action group at Harvard University demanded that Scott Brown also be awarded the prize retroactively. Their petition was signed by 20,822 supporters, including Venturi himself, but to no avail. Her contribution to the couple’s joint oeuvre is now finally being honored by an exhibition entitled “Downtown Denise Scott Brown” at the Architekturzentrum Wien in Vienna that runs until March 18th, 2019. Coming one year after her husband’s death, it may be some comfort to her. However, the 87-year-old architect is likely to stay silent on the matter. To her, modesty is one of the most important virtues of her profession. Do female architects design differently from their male colleagues?
Do they use different approaches and achieve different outcomes? Could a man have created an equally vibrant, almost poetically light skyscraper as Jeanne Gang’s 82-story Aqua Tower in downtown Chicago? Does it take a particularly female way of associating things to conceive an office center that functions as a business incubator for ideas, like the Le Cargo in Paris by Odile Decq? And could New York’s spectacular High Line only have been created by the mind of a woman? Elizabeth Diller redeveloped the decommissioned elevated railway line into a long, slim and meandering green space – an oasis of calm, high above the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s west side. Or are such questions as nonsensical as asking whether men are better cooks, just because most top chefs are men? Maybe the Pritzker Prize should be awarded using a quota system. Maybe it would be helpful to have an award just for women architects to level the playing field whose uneven nature is caused by many factors unrelated to the designs themselves. As a man it is advisable to approach this subject by carefully asking questions. In the U.S., women make up half of architecture students but represent only a sixth of those actually working as architects. In other fields, like law and medicine, this imbalance is still pronounced, but, at roughly one in three graduates, it is far less extreme. So is architecture particularly misogynist? According to a study conducted by the Hans Böckler Stiftung, female architects in Germany earn on average 17 percent less than their male colleagues. The Deutsche Architektenblatt architecture trade paper reported that after a career of 20 years or more, the average gender pay gap is as high as 11,700 euros a year. lizabeth Diller works in a team with two male colleagues – Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. Their designs are bold and visionary, rebellious, gentle and impatient. They challenge staidness and hesitancy, and allow glimpses into a high-tech, ecological future. The Sarjadje Park next to the Kremlin, the planned extension to the MoMA and the huge glass bonnet of the The Shed cultural center in New York look like space stations that leave viewers breathless. They are
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Can I tell you a secret? To be honest, I just design clothes for myself. I am true to myself and those who want to join me are more than welcome (laughs). My clients don’t have a specific age or size. They could be a student from Berlin or a lady from New York City. There are even some men who wear my designs. like?
Sienna Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston are just a few of your famous fans. What is your trademark? Effortless min-
imalism – I follow my intuition. The most important thing for me is for fashion to be comfortable and relaxed. It has to foster a young, free-spirited mindset. Is that something fashion can actually do? Yes. People always think of fashion as being unpolitical, but you can express so much by the way you dress. My own politics are leftwing liberal and that definitely shows in my style. Military influences feature prominently in your collections. Why is that? I served in the Israeli army, so there is an emotional con-
nection for me. On top of that, I have always found the functionality of cargo pants and army parkas really cool. Who or what inspires you? The news, art and – again and again – the 1970s, as well as amazing women around me. Icons like Bianca Jagger and Patti Smith. Parisian bohemian chic also permeates my collections. How about current trends? Those don’t really interest me. My mantra is: “No trends, no fashion, no things that are changing.” What is important are perfect workmanship, fit and quality; my clothes are all made in New York City. You can be really well dressed wearing just jeans and a white shirt. Do you have any tips for how to put together the ideal wardrobe?
INTERVIEW: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: GIL LEVI (1), MACIEK KOBIELSKI (1)
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Into the Sturm Some career women seem so easygoing that one might assume success had come easily. When in fact they worked super hard for their rise to the top. The unusual success story of Dr. Barbara Sturm and her skincare empire that started out behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Germany, accelerated during her years as a student of sports medicine in Düsseldorf and eventually catapulted the beauty entrepreneur right into the heart of Hollywood. Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow are among those who swear by her luxury cosmetic products. A meeting with a modern superwoman.
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he Tower Bar Restaurant at the Sunset Tower Hotel. One of the hotspots in the city of Angelinos. Almost every evening you can witness big H ollywood names dining here by glowing candle light. It’s the night before my interview with the woman who is making headlines with her “Sturm Glow,” creating a hype not only in the beauty world. Right next to my table, I see Kathy Hilton and her husband Rick – of the hotel dynasty and parents of Paris and Nicky – enjoying a cozy dinner with an elegant friend from Mexico. When I later get up to leave, Kathy Hilton catches my hand and asks if we haven’t met before. We start chatting. I tell her that I normally live in Germany. With much joy she asks me: “But then you must surely know my dear friend Barbara!”
Here in L.A. you call this a “Hollywood minute” – a crazy, almost unshe was little. She was always also very much my parents’ child and believable moment like this. But what it shows me is: There’s no getI didn’t want to take that away from her. ting around Dr. Barbara Sturm! All of Hollywood – and finally also What was your own childhood like? I spent the first 12 years of my life in former East Germany, in a village near Bad Liebenstein in her native country Germany – seems to be crazy in love with the luxurious skincare line created by the extraordinary doctor from DüsThuringia state. My father was an architect, my mother a laboratoseldorf. Due to her skilled marketing activities and clever use of sory consultant. I have two brothers, one older and one younger. We cial media, Dr. Sturm made her company grow 400 percent last year were always a very close-knit family, and I remember that much of and she has become a celebrity herself. The my childhood took place outdoors. I collectbiggest following of her “Made in Germany” ed mushrooms, climbed trees, played with the boys and played a lot of tennis and soccer. cosmetic products can currently be witnessed on Instagram, where Victoria Beckham just Your mother worked full time when you were a recently shared her morning “Sturm” skinchild. Was she your role model? Of course! My care routine. On their respective platforms, mother raised three children without any additional help and both my parents worked full Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen Pompeo and also time, so we children automatically became supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid use the quite independent that way. My parents were #Sturmglow hashtag frequently to describe their love for the products and their amazing pretty rebellious anyway, and with this attitude, effect. They’re all also great fans of the laidour family was a thorn in the side of the East back, uncomplicated businesswoman whose German government. I remember being told luxurious skincare line cause such a sensaby my parents not to repeat anything in school tion, primarily among young women. that we had heard at home, but I didn’t care. It’s the following morning and we are havMy grades said it all: I did very well in all of ing breakfast at the Bel-Air Hotel. Dr. Sturm my classes except for Conduct and Behavior, just flew in from New York. Tomorrow, the Gerin which I never received more than a C or a D. DR. BARBARA STURM man beauty doctor with a degree in sports medI was a real class clown and never put up with icine is heading out to London before continuanything I didn’t like. When my grandmother ing on to Moscow. Instead of a white doctor’s died and we were not allowed to travel to West coat, she appears in a cozy red turtleneck and sweatpants by Isabel Germany to attend her funeral, my father said: I’ve had enough! A Marant. In her face I can not find a trace of makeup. She orders her short time later, my parents applied for an exit visa and my father told us children: We have to leave. You wouldn’t be able to study here anusual breakfast: yogurt and granola. Suddenly two young women approach our table and bashfully ask if she would pose with them for yway. One year later, the visa was granted and we were able to go. It a selfie. “Sure,” she says in accent-free English, stands up, runs her wasn’t easy though, leaving everything behind. hand briefly through her short, pale-blond hair and puts on a radiant How did you react to the news that you were about to start a new life? When my parents told us we were moving to West Germany I smile for the cellphone camera. Dr. Sturm, you’re a star in your own right here in L.A. Your revolutionimmediately thought: Oh, how exciting, I can finally see what’s on the ary “vampire facial” made headlines already eight years ago when Kim other side! We often had visitors from West Germany and when they Kardashian underwent the beauty treatment that involved using her went back we always accompanied them toward the border. As a child, own blood. Hollywood swoons even louder since you launched your own I couldn’t understand why we weren’t permitted to drive any further. skincare line. Have you ever thought of moving permanently to L.A. ? When we left East Germany, we moved to the city of Moers, near DüsDr. Barbara Sturm: L.A. is my second home. I’ve been coming here seldorf, close to my father’s family, where he also found work. After graduating from school, I began studying sports and medicine. At the at least four times a year since 2003 and did briefly consider moving to the States permanently, but I wanted my children to grow up in age of 4, I had already known that I wanted to be a doctor. My daughGermany, also because I wanted them to be brought up according to ter Charly was born while I was still at university, but I didn’t take a more down-to-earth values. It was particularly important to me that semester off or anything. I just kept on going. You were only 23 and a student when you had your first child. Yes – I my elder daughter Charly grew some strong roots and went out into the world well prepared with a sense of where she is from. In addiwas married at 23 and divorced at 27 (she laughs). I met my first hustion, my clinic is in Düsseldorf, as are my parents and my brothers. band in Düsseldorf when I was 19. He was ten years my senior, worked in the textile industry and showed me the world. At least that part of Family is and has always been extremely important to me. The only reason my younger daughter Pepper isn’t with me right now is beit that appealed to a 19-year-old. The medical licensing exam in Gercause she loves her kindergarten in Germany so much, and I didn’t many is very difficult and I had to do a lot of preparation. I used to take my daughter to kindergarten in the morning before going to the want to take her out of her familiar surroundings (Editor’s note: Pepper, 4, Dr. Sturm’s daughter from her second marriage to the Washlibrary to study. At first, I considered taking a semester off to prepare Continued on page 168 ington lawyer Adam Waldman). It was the same with Charly when for the exam but then I thought: Never
“I had skin problems myself and couldn’t find anything on the market that would help me. That’s why I developed my own products.”
Power Alert! On the following pages, we present strong, visionary women who make the world go round. Our personal pairs of favorites consist of a pioneer and her successor, who has taken the baton from her, in fields as diverse as politics, sports, tech, fashion and art.
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French lawyer CHRISTINE LAGARDE has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 2011. That year, her compatriot Dominique StraussKahn had to resign from the top job at the global financial organization in Washington, DC, due to rape allegations. Lagarde succeeded him to become the first woman to hold this high-powered position. She was no novice to this kind of role, having spent the four previous years as Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first female finance minister. In 2016, she was appointed for a second term. At 29 years old, ALEXANÂDRIA OCASIOCORTEZ is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress. She cooks while talking about politics live on Instagram, and generally does things her own way rather than follow Washington traditions. She says that knocking on countless doors during her election campaign got her elected. The shoes she wore during that campaign now have holes in their soles and form part of an exhibition entitled Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline. The progressive Democrat from the Bronx is of Puerto Rican descent.
In Silicon alley, everyone is familV iar with the name SUSAN WOJCICKI (left). She rented out her garage to the founders of Google before becoming the company’s first marketing manager in 1999. Since 2014, she has been the CEO of YouTube. WHITNEY WOLFE is the CEO of Bumble, a dating app for women she developed, which is valued at a billion dollars by Forbes. Before that, she cofounded Tinder. In 2014, she successfully sued the app’s male founders for sexual harassment and was awarded a million dollars.
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DIANA VREELAND (left) shaped fashion journalism like no one else. She was fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years and was editor-in-chief of American Vogue from 1963 to 1971. CHIARA FERRAGNI is an Italian entrepreneur who shot to fame thanks to her blog The Blonde Salad that she started in 2009 at the age of 22. Today, she has roughly 16 million followers on Instagram. In 2016, Mattel even launched a Ferragni Barbie doll.
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Sisters PARIS AND NICKY HILTON (above) were the it girls of the aughts. P aris in particular succeded in turning herself into a brand and redefined the term “famous for being famous.” She even managed to trademark her quote “that’s hot.” The KARDASHIAN-JENNER CLAN have perfected self-promotion to such an extent that the New York Post recently proclaimed they were more influential than the Windsors. Their show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” has been airing since 2007 and has attracted millions of viewers. Mother Kris Jenner is firmly in charge. While Kim is the most famous of Jenner’s children, the youngest is also the richest: Kylie Jenner’s net worth is estimated to be $ 900 million. Both sisters have roughly 120 million followers on Instagram.
OPRAH WINFREY is known around the world by her first name. The self-made billionaire became a household name thanks to her legendary talk show. Today, she is among the 500 richest people in the world – and among the most influential. The media mogul works with many charitable foundations and has been supporting a girls’ school in South Africa for many years. At last year’s Golden Globes, she gave an impassioned speech denouncing injustice and abuse. The Internet was immediately awash with speculation she would run for U.S. president, but Oprah declined. SHONDA RHIMES (right) announced she was the highest-paid female show runner in Hollywood. The creator of successful shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” did not disclose how much she earns, but the four-year deal she negotiated with Netflix is rumored to be worth more than $ 300 million. All future projects of her Shondaland production company will be developed exclusively with the streaming service. The producer is generous, too: She donated $ 500,000 to the #TimesUp campaigns.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II has been on the throne for 66 years, longer than any other British sovereign. The 92-year-old is one of the world’s most powerful woman and a stalwart of tradition, but she a ppreciates the new ideas the DUCHESS OF SUSSEX (r.) brings to the Royal Family. The duchess formerly known as Meghan Markle is an advocate of women’s rights. Like her husband, she also does a lot of charity work in Africa.
The journalist and activist GLORIA STEINEM was a prominent member of the women’s movement in the U.S. for decades. A feminist icon, she founded Ms. Magazine in 1972. The P akistani winner of the Nobel peace prize M ALALA YOUSAFZAI (right) wrote I am Malala, a bestseller. When she was 15, she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban. Now, at 21, she is still fighting for the right to education for girls.
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VIRGINIA “GINNI” ROMETTY (seated below) has been CEO and President of IBM since 2012. She is the first woman to lead the IT giant. Over the last few years, she has restructured the company and set it on a course for a successful future. Under her leadership IBM has reinvented itself by focusing on cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Rometty has also increased career support for women within the company. L AUREN BUSH (pictured above), is a spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) and the 34-year-old granddaughter of late U.S. president George H. W. Bush. In 2007, she also founded the charity FEED, which has so far provided more than 100 million meals to starving children in Cambodia, Chad and the U.S. The organization raises funds from the sale of exclusive bags.
Actor and two-time Oscar winner JANE FONDA (above), herself a survivor of sexual violence, is an outspoken feminist and women’s rights activist. In 1995 she gave the opening address at the U.N. World Conference on Women. Her fellow actors REESE WITHERSPOON (bottom right) and NICOLE KIDMAN (bottom left), support the #MeToo movement and raise awareness of sexism, violence and domestic abuse in their show “Big Little Lies.”
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Patron of the arts PEGGY GUGGENHEIM (1898–1979) curated one of the most important collections of contemporary art: the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. For her part, the Swiss art collector and billionaire heiress MAJA HOFFMANN (right) had the idea for the spectacular cultural center LUMA Arles in the Provence region of France. The $175 million project includes a tower designed by Frank Gehry and is due to open in 2020.
German tennis icon STEFFI GRAF won 22 Grand Slam tournaments and held the number one spot in women’s tennis for 377 weeks. After retiring in 1999, she created the Children for Tomorrow foundation, which works with traumatized youngsters. Thirty-seven-year-old American tennis ace SERENA WILLIAMS (right), has so far won 23 Grand Slam titles and is the most successful women’s tennis player since the start of the Open Era in 1968.
Last October, WANDA FERRAGAMO passed away at the age of 96. She and her husband Salvatore built up the company he lent his name to. Following Salvatore’s untimely death, the then 38-year-old widow took charge of the Florentine manufacturer and made the family business famous around the world. The matriarch built an international luxury goods group which has long produced much more than shoes, including belts, perfumes, suits and watches. Street style star ANINE BING (left) founded the fashion label named after her in Los Angeles in 2012, together with her husband Nico. They started off with a mini collection comprising a leather jacket, a few T-shirts and a few pairs of jeans. From the start, the mother of two small children has relied exclusively on Instagram for her marketing and has just opened her tenth store. The Danish-born designer’s collection is also sold in 300 boutiques around the world. Today, Bing is considered an example to the large fashion houses that are now trying to replicate her approach and success.
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Melinda Gates, here in her office in Seattle, travels the world for her foundation. She wants to know exactly where the problems lie.
A VOICE FOR WOMEN Melinda Gates is the world’s most powerful advocate for women and girls. She is also a devout Catholic who has raised the ire of the Vatican, a mother of three and a hands-on helper. The power woman of philanthropy spends mind-boggling sums helping people in need – but only after analyzing the data and asking lots and lots of questions. Often in the farthest corners of the world. TEXT: Steffi Kammerer PHOTOS: Douglas Friedman
he made the decision of a lifetime at the age of 23. Melinda
money? Both had grown up in families that placed great value on helpFrench had just received a job offer from the information technol- ing other people. Back home in Seattle, they studied data and statistics: ogy giant IBM in Dallas and could have stayed in Texas where she Why does diarrhea cause death in so many young children in develgrew up. Instead, the young computer scientist took a risk and joined oping countries? How is it possible to relieve suffering in a real way? In 1998, they started a foundation to provide vaccinations to chilMicrosoft, an ambitious young company on the West Coast. That was in 1987. A few months later she met the company founder and CEO dren. In 2000, this became the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, then 32, at a sales event in New York. A week later, they ran as it exists today. By investing over 46 billions dollars to date in more into each other again in the company parking lot and he asked her to than 130 countries, the couple created the world’s largest private foungo out with him – on a night two weeks away. Melinda said no, that dation. Right from the beginning, the Gates Foundation focused on wasn’t spontaneous enough for her, and told him finding solutions to the world’s biggest challengto call her a little closer to the date. The phone rang es: poverty, hunger, natural disasters, AIDS, polio, that same evening. Was that more to her liking, he tuberculosis, measles, malaria. Having familiarwondered? It was, and they started dating. ized themselves with all the latest scientific findTheir wedding, a very private affair, took place ing, they invested billions in the development of seven years later on Hawaii. At that point, the forvaccines. The foundation also acts fast when dismer Microsoft employee was already a millionaire aster strikes: It provided a million dollars to help herself. “I became one very young, even before the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and spent I turned 26,” she once said. “I had everything I 50 million to combat Ebola in Africa. needed to lead a great life, regardless whom I marhe couple is primarily interested in comried. It made me feel strong at the time.” One year bating the causes of the world’s problater, Bill was the world’s richest man and Melinda lems – supporting public schools in was pregnant. She quit her job as product manager the U.S. as well as innovative agriculture reat Microsoft to dedicate her time to her children. search. In April 2012, Melinda Gates, a pracJennifer was born in 1996, her son Rory in 1999 ticing Catholic, gave a highly regarded talk in MELINDA GATES and her daughter Phoebe in 2002. Berlin about the lack of contraception in develBut Melinda Gates wanted to do more than bring oping countries, announcing a few months latup privileged children. In the valedictorian speech er that the Gates Foundation would be investing she gave when graduating from her all-girls Catholic high school, she $ 560 million in family planning initiatives over the next eight years. said: “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, some- “We’re committed to educating women about their options… It’s a one gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. difficult task but it is absolutely urgent,” – words that drew sharp Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less criticism from the Vatican. fortunate person, just as you were helped.” Growing up, she was exIn 2008, Bill Gates withdrew from his daily duties at Microsoft to pected to help out at home. Melinda’s parents – her father was an en- devote himself to the foundation, which he and Melinda co-chair togineer, her mother a homemaker – rented out apartments on the side gether after years of her handling it mostly on her own. The transition, to earn extra money so they could send their children to college. Melin- she has intimated, was not without its difficulties. Adjustments were da cleaned floors and took care of the bookkeeping. made and everything worked out in the end. Both Bill and Melinda In the fall of 1993, shortly after they got engaged, she and Bill went to stress how much they appreciate what the other brings to the job and Africa to spend a few weeks traveling, go on a safari and see some exot- that they make all decisions together. Today, the foundation has more ic animals. Instead, they met people who were living in greater poverty than 1,500 employees and offices in Washington, London, Beijing, New than they had ever seen before. The two of them took a long walk on Delhi and various parts of Africa. Its headquarters are still in Seattle. The family lives just outside the city in a large house overlooking the beach in Zanzibar, Melinda once disclosed, and talked about what they had seen. What exactly were they planning to do with all their Lake Washington. Continued on page 176
“You are indebted to life unless you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.”
A Star’s Sanctuary She sat on a chair at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for three months, looking people in the eyes; thousands came, many wept. After doing radical work for decades, Belgrade-born Marina Abramović shot to stardom with this intimate performance and became world famous in 2010. Regarded today as one of the most important female artists in the world, she still tests the boundaries of the body and mind, resting from her exertions at her upstate home, in a house shaped like a six-pointed star. Everything connected to her work is housed in a barn. TEXT: Marzia Nicolini PHOTOS: Reto Guntli/Living Inside
Drawn to hard work: “I’m not exactly a housewife,” she once said. Not that this would ever cross anyone’s mind.
“The house has a peaceful energy. It’s a place to rehearse, rest and think between projects.” MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ
Where she catches her breath: The artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances are often very strenuous, so AbramoviÄ&#x2021; goes to Star House to recover.
1 A handpicked assemblage of chairs 2 and 3 White is the dominant hue 4 Work awaits in the barn 5 Six-star design.
“It took me around 30 seconds to make up my mind to buy Star House.” MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ 2 4
front was also eliminated. Today, what remains is a space devoid of any her superfluous detail, profoundly sober and quiet. The spacious, light-flooded rooms are home to some carefully selected furnishings that include a multidecade career, but her personal living space is much more private. Patricia Urquiola sofa, a Cappellini table, and various objects designed In fact, the 72-year-old Serbian perby Achille Castiglioni, Jasper Morrison and Isamu Noguchi. formance artist has a thing for simple The focus on simplicity, on providing a place of refuge, serves as a design: functional objects, basic furcounterweight to Abramovic’s ´ career, in which she perpetually exposnishings, and an overall meditative, es herself to a degree nearly unmatched by any other artist. The setstripped-down aesthetic. She appreciting lends itself to a deeper form of catharsis and introspection. “The ates being in touch with nature, as well house has an unbelievably peaceful energy. It is a place to rehearse, as the spiritual vibrations that can originate in certain natural and arrest, and think between projects,” the owner once explained. She can chitectural sites. Her home – known as “Star House,” a title that respend long hours meditating and training for her challenging perforfers to its unusual six-pointed layout – strongly reflects her character. mances, during which she displays extraordinary stamina. ll elements related to her work life are kept out of the actual livThe house is situated in the tiny town of Malden Bridge, New York, ing quarters, in a spacious bright red barn. “I have two hangwhere it sat on the real estate market for several years, perhaps due its ars on my land full of stuff from all my shows and my life,” off-putting avant-garde nature, until Abramovic´ noticed its potential. “I was brought up in a communist country,” she has explained. “So the Abramovic´ has said, explaining that the Japanese make use of this star is a potent symbol for me. It is on my birth certificate; it was on material work-life separation to great effect. They have large storage all my textbooks in school. It spaces and constantly change took me around 30 seconds the look of their surroundings by bringing one vase out to make up my mind to buy in the winter and another one Star House.” Located almost three out in the summer. Abramovic’s hours north of New York ´ walls are also City, the villa is on an estate free of artwork and decoracomprising several hectares tions: “I don’t like to hang of meadow and woodland, paintings on the walls. I’m an artist and I need white space as well as a river. Malden Bridge is a tiny town in the to think.” Color still manages to find its way in, howgreater Chatham area, with ever, whether in the form of its farmland and lovely hisan orange 1965 Olivier Mourtoric homes. Just across the Hudson River are the Catgue Djinn Relaxer, a red Kaskill Mountains and the zuhide Takahama Suzanne town of Woodstock. The sofa from the same year, or region is known for more as a cobalt blue 1969 Bouthan just its natural beauty, loum chaise. Whenever Abramovic´ though: It also boasts a rich Where Marina Abramović finds peace. Star House is about three hours north of Manhattan, surrounded by several hectares of land. The artist heads up to Malden Bridge history of arts, culture, and spends half her time here and the other half in New York City. especially antiques, which (she splits her time between Star House and a loft in is why Abramovic, on the ´ drive upstate from New York City, likes to stop and pick up one-of-aSoHo, New York, but considers the former her true home), what she really wants is a slower pace of life. She prefers remaining on kind furniture and decorations at the local shops. hen she acquired the property in 2007, the walls were covthe grounds of the estate, inviting her friends over for visits. When ered in murals and the floors were made out of a grainy yelshe does go out, she likes to support local farm stands, as well as the Crandell Movie Theater in Chatham, the Bartlett House in Ghent low pine that she hated. In her quest to improve the space, she tracked down its creator: the New York-based architect Dennis and the Basilica Hudson in Hudson. Abramovic´ also uses her home as a temporary space for the M arina Wedlick, who designed the 3,400-square-foot house in the 1990s. Abramovic,´ who is known for being bold, reached out immediately to Abramovic´ Institute (MAI), since the MAI is currently without a permanent space after financial limitations forced her team to abanWedlick and left a message: “This is Marina. I just bought your Star House, and I have a sofa arriving tomorrow, and I need you here.” The don plans to convert an old theater in the nearby town of Hudson. At partnership would become a match made in heaven: “I totally fell in Star House, Abramovic´ organizes workshops comprising “consciouslove with her,” Wedlick told the New York Times. “She has the most orness-raising exercises” that include slow-motion walks, sitting in the forest blindfolded, counting grains of rice, and meditating inside of dinary persona for someone who does such extraordinary, controvera crystal cave – powerful experiences that are meant to alter particisial work.” In the months that followed, Wedlick threw himself into pants’ beliefs and perceptions. the project, and the two got to know each other well. “Marina doesn’t point out details,” he said. “She only tells you one or two ideas. She Since her very earliest performance pieces in the 1970s, Abramovic´ never changes her mind: She makes a decision and moves on to the has always sought to push boundaries while transcending her own next thing.” Following Abramovic’s ´ instructions to strip everything limits and convictions. For her 70th birthday, which she celebrated down, Wedlick had the walls and ceilings painted white. The floors two years ago with a big party at the Guggenheim Museum in New were refinished with Bona Naturale, a treatment that softened the York, the artist unveiled a new autobiography, Walk Through Walls: A grain w ithout adding sheen and resulted in a smooth, pale finish. The Memoir, in which she reflects on these thrilling and often challenging columns were removed from the entrances; the circular driveway out adventures. The artist herself sums it up best: “My work is my life.” arina Abramović has cultivated a very public persona throughout
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The “Dama de la Noche” estate is located in Punta del Este in Uruguay. The sea resort is especially popular with Europeans.
Paradise Found The residence “Dama de la Noche” sits on an estate of some five hectares in Punta del Este in Uruguay. The owner Paola Marzotto has furnished the charming country house in a mix of gaucho and colonial styles, together with contemporary art. Less than three kilometres from the ocean, it is impossible not to become immersed in this rural idyll. With breathtaking views of untouched nature to be enjoyed. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: Ricardo Labougle
Zen-like atmosphere: Beige and natural white are the colours that make the lofty interiors appear even brighter and larger.
“This is not a formal house. I’m most happy here when I’m surrounded by lots of friends and my family, all very relaxed.” PAOLA MARZOTTO
Style in every detail: covers in leopard print and wicker furniture, plus a ceiling fan and extra-large wildlife artworks.
Life in this sprawling country home takes place both inside and outside, with fluid boundaries between them. Paola Marzotto has chosen a mix of gaucho and colonial styles for the interior. The colour palette moves from natural white to beige and brown. She has brought many of the artworks to Uruguay from her Italian homeland. Thanks to the high ceilings, the rooms have a bright and capacious feel to them. The views from every room look out onto expanses of beautiful nature – without a neighbouring property anywhere to be seen. The lady of the house spends a great deal of time either in or by the pool. The covered veranda is a wonderful spot to enjoy the tranquillity of this scene – or throw an open-air party.
“This house does it all: from parties to peaceful hours by the pool. And the stargazing to be had at night is simply incredible!” PAOLA MARZOTTO
ama de la Noche’ is a belvedere – a house that is
sion plays host to a spacious entrance area, a salon, dining room and envisioned entirely around “enjoying the beaustudy. An impressive gallery with two terraces running along the entiful views and surrounding natural scentire width of the property faces out onto the garden, where the view ery,” Paola Marzotto enthuses. The Italian falls across the 252 m2 pool. This is one of Paola Marzotto’s favourlady’s country residence is located in Punta ite places: “I just love sitting on the edge of the pool with my feet in del Este. This peninsula in Uruguay is one the water, it has a calming effect on me. And I swim a lot.” The lowof the most beloved seaside resorts in the er ground level of the house presides over various rooms including whole of South America and especially popa men’s and women’s changing rooms, and a sauna. Utility rooms ular with Europeans, Argentinians and Braand technical facilities are also accommodated here, such as the wazilians. The resort is located at the end of the ter tank and filter systems. mouth of the ‘Río de la Plata’. It has two different coastlines: the river hree suites have been furnished on the upper floor in the right and the Atlantic coast in the east. Motor yachts, sailing boats and surfwing of the house, each with bathrooms and dressing rooms. ers all find ideal water sports conditions here. One particular highlight Two of the suites have their own terraces. On the lower ground of a completely different kind is the International Film Festival, which level there is another suite with a bathroom and dressing room, as never fails to bring glamour to Punta del Este every February. Almost well as a workshop. Meanwhile, the left wing is home to the approx. 53 m2 kitchen, which is al20,000 people live here in the ways a popular meeting point resort all year round. Paola Marzotto acquired in the house, whether there the property back in 2003. happens to be 20, 30 or 100 Her family owns the long-esfriends visiting at any given tablished Marzotto Group, time. The kitchen leads on to a pantry, office and laundry. which is specialised as an There is also room to accomItalian textile manufacturer and at times has included modate two suites with baththe fashion labels Hugo Boss rooms and dressing rooms. and Valentino. The house is One floor below this, there located some three kilometres are another two bedrooms from the coast amid “hinterand bathrooms to be found. land” scenery and is diverse in In addition, there is a desterrain. There are no neighignated house for domestic bouring houses anywhere staff situated on the 5-hectare plot, which comprises a to be seen, and being here feels like residing in one vast living room and bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom, barn and park – with extensive lawns, palm trees, fruit trees, flowengine room. ers and a vegetable garden. The style of the interior deImpressive hideaway: “Dama de la Noche” is set within a garden planted The mansion has been de- with palm trees, fruit trees and flowers. The house extends over two levels, sign is as original as it is eledistinguishing between the private and communal quarters of the house. signed to welcome a host of gant. Paola Marzotto did not friends and accommodate a hire an interior designer to large family. Like Paola’s daughter Beatrice Borromeo, for examrealise this visions. She decided to consult with her mother Marple, who is married to Pierre Casiraghi. “I like the peace and quiet ta instead. “I had an entire container of furniture and accessories shipped over from Italy,” she says, recalling the early days when she here,” she says. “At the same time, this is a very social house. I often have visits from my children and grandchildren, or friends from had first arrived here. “I like the colonial style, and it works well New York, Holland and, of course, Italy. But it’s never formal here, in these high, airy interiors. The colours natural white, beige and everything is relaxed. And I love to organise and throw parties in brown each have a calming and harmonious effect, and I have incorthese surroundings – you don’t ever bother anyone.” porated leather and wicker, which I find to be such wonderful mat is the property’s carefully conceived architectural design that terials. I have supplemented all this by putting a multitude of contemporary works of art on display”. forms the basis for the successful mix of different areas, from the private to the more public realms. A pathway lined with palm trees But for the globetrotter, the interior of the house is almost a secondand white lilies leads up to the central entrance portal. From this perary consideration. She is most enraptured with the property’s utterly spective the perfect symmetry of the building becomes clear. It exunique location: “‘Dama de la Noche’ sits in a slightly elevated positends over two levels and is painted entirely in a radiant white. The tion, so you really have extraordinary views from here that aren’t imground floor here is in fact the upper floor, with the sloping terrain peded by any other building or distraction. You are privileged to be revealing a kind of lower ground floor that opens onto the garden. In able to watch the most beautiful sunsets. Exotic birds come into the accordance with the climatic conditions and the architecture so typgarden and at night you can see the stars in a way you would never be ical of Mediterranean homes, covered patios and terraces have been able to in Europe. I am most inspired in Punta del Este by the spectacreated in various places; spaces that allow for outdoor living and encles of light and wonderful nature here.” According to Paola Marzotsure seamless transitions between the indoors and outdoors. In fact, to, the neighbourhood has a very European flair, but in her house one ‘Dama de la Noche’ consists of three main areas. The central manquickly gets the impression that the whole world is at home.
URUGUAY, PUNTA DEL ESTE PRICE USD 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,825 m2 LAND APPROX. 5 hectares NO. OF BEDROOMS 7 E&V ID W-014JVS CONTACT PUNTA DEL ESTE (UY) EV PUNTA DEL ESTE S.A. – LICENCE PARTNER OF E&V CHILE S.A. TEL. +59 842 77 14 44 E-MAIL PUNTADELESTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Designer Property with Sea Views
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ust minutes from Lagos, an exclusive development with eight exclusive villas is taking shape, known as ‘Encosta da Luz’. It is within walking distance of ‘Luz’, one of the most popular beaches in the western Algarve. The stunning villa occupies an approx. 1,204 m2 plot. Great emphasis has been placed on its impeccable design concept. The high ceilings throughout evoke a sense of space and serenity, while the large
windows afford incredible sea views. The spacious living/dining area and adjoining open plan kitchen form the heart of this home. Interiors have been conceived with generous dimensions, and are flooded with natural light. Realised using the highest standards of sustainable construction and state-of-the-art technologies, this property is in a class of its own. The villa will be turnkey ready, or finished in line with buyer wishes.
PORTUGAL, ALGARVE PRICE EUR 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 440 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,204 m2 E&V ID W-02EKZP CONTACT LAGOS (PT) SOPC3 ACTIVIDADES IMOBILIARIAS, LDA – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +351 282 24 95 17 E-MAIL LAGOS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Luxury Living in Five-Star Golf Resort
ust minutes from Puerto Banús and the beach, and home to the world-famous luxury 5-Star Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, ‘Los Flamingos Golf’ is a picturesque and prestigious gated community that also boasts three exquisite golf courses. ‘Los Flamingos Views’ is a brand new development of six luxury villas, individually designed with stylish contemporary architecture and breathtaking sea views.
Residents also benefit from the facilities of the hotel, with its spectacular SPA centre and gourmet restaurants. Two villas are already completed and ready for occupancy, offering four to seven bedroom suites and spectacular terraces with panoramic views. Built to the highest specifications, these residences boast the latest technologies, and offer impressive details such as high ceilings and beautiful patios.
SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE FROM EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR FROM APPROX. 542 m2 LAND FROM APPROX. 1,253 m2 E&V ID D-000B6C CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY S.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLA.DEVELOPMENTS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Jewel in the Crown of Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Imperial Residences
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n the heart of Vienna, where the artistry and heritage of the Habsburg Monarchy meet the modernity and technology of the present, the scene is set for stately living basking in imperial splendour. There is no other property in the whole of Austria quite like the historic former Central Telegraph Office, a magnificent palais building in the city centre. The impressive ‘Loft Collection’ sets a new standard in residential luxury with over 2,000 m² of living space on one floor and room heights of up to 7.5 m. Featuring design elements reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower, the ‘Skyview Penthouses’ afford fabulous terrace views over the rooftops of Vienna and an exclusive flair in a league of their own. Benefitting too from its green surroundings, a building is taking shape here fit for the most sophisticated of tastes.
AUSTRIA, VIENNA PRICE EUR 2.785 – 40 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 127 – 2,000 m2 E&V ID D-0009XV CONTACT WIEN (AT) EUV IMMOBILIEN GMBH –
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 1 961 50 00 E-MAIL WIEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Exclusive Penthouse with Park Grounds
PHOTOS: MATTHIAS AUSSERER (3), MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION: 30 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
his penthouse is currently taking shape at a prime address in Maia Alta near Merano. It will offer contemporary flair, architectural prowess, superb amenities and the utmost living comfort, as well as the opportunity to influence the interior layout and choice of materials, and access to green open spaces thanks to the sprawling parkland plot. Comprising two bedrooms, two en suite bathrooms, and a large living
and dining area, this exclusive apartment makes for an outstanding home experience in every respect. The large and partially covered terrace can be accessed directly from both the living room and bedroom, creating the consummate setting for spending wonderful hours outdoors enjoying the view. Set to enable the very epitome of exclusive living, the property will be ready for occupancy in the spring of 2020.
ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 93 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID W-02DG5M CONTACT MERAN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0473 23 43 49 E-MAIL MERAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Designer Villa in Absolutely Prime Location
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et on an approx. 1,038 m2 plot in the tranquil forest known as the ‘Königsteiner Johanniswald’, this property marks the perfect blend of contemporary aesthetics and Asian elegance. The commodious villa encompasses over 414 m² of living space, located at the end of a serene cul-de-sac. The outstanding USP of this residence is its incredible views, which reach far into the distance and cannot be obstructed in any way,
taking in both the Woogtal valley and Königstein Castle. The modern, elegant architectural design of the exterior is reflected in the interior design – with every detail envisaged and executed by the architect. Thanks to high-quality materials and exclusive custom fittings with intricate details produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, the dream of a unique style icon has become a reality here.
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 414 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,038 m2 E&V ID W-02CQC6 CONTACT TAUNUS (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL TAUNUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 13.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,723 ft2 LAND APPROX. 8,762 ft2 E&V ID CA-0027X6 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VANCOUVER (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. TEL. +1 604 992 2282 E-MAIL JAMIE.MACDOUGALL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & JAY.BARRE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & JEFF.FITZPATRICK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
imeless and sophisticated, this west coast custom residence is situated in one of the most coveted areas in West Vancouver. Designed by the renowned architect Brad Lamoureux on highly desirable Travers Avenue, the stunning property has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. It is set in a private bay and features panoramic ocean views stretching from Stanley Park to UBC and beyond. Exquisite finishes abound in
this one-of-a-kind home, including American cherry hardwood floors and millwork, a private master suite with dual walk-ins, a steam room, media room, wine cellar, built-in outdoor kitchen, oceanfront Jacuzzi, and more besides. Bordered by Dundarave to the east, Sandy Cove to the west and Westmount to the north, this is truly a rare opportunity to own in West Bay, one of Vancouver’s finest seaside communities.
Contemporary Masterpiece on the Waterfront
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – LEED GOLD CERTIFIED – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
Penthouse with Private Rooftop Patio
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,908 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID CA-0028T8 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VANCOUVER (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. MIKE RAMPF & SHAWN ANDERSON TEL. +1 778 229 6461 E-MAIL MIKE.RAMPF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & SHAWN.ANDERSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ituated in an environmentally sustainable LEED Gold Certified development in the heart of downtown Vancouver, luxury living meets the city skyline here to make this one of the most bespoke residences in the entire city. Custom designed for its owner, the penthouse towers over the city below and is finished on a level commensurate with the finest homes in the world. Rarely does a property of this magnitude
come to market. It also affords residents some of Vancouver’s finest amenities, from the private rooftop patio and the year-round heated swimming pool, to the restaurants and theatres located at the doorstep. Offered fully furnished, this one-of-a-kind residence awaits an owner seeking exclusivity, curated luxury, and the opportunity to reside in a haven in the sky akin to a masterly work of art.
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his one-of-a-kind property is located in an exclusive gated community in East Gwillimbury, in the north of the Greater Toronto Area. It sits on approx. 2 acres of private and idyllic grounds filled with romantic trees and boasting an infinity pool and riverfront. The house features some 10,000 ft2 of elegant design and high-end finishes, with highlights such as a stately gourmet kitchen, home cinema, and indoor spa. On
CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,000 ft2 LAND APPROX. 2 acres E&V ID CA-0028LR CONTACT MARKHAM (CA) DRACO REALTY INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SOPHIA HU TEL. +1 905 305 8813 E-MAIL SOPHIA.HU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the ground level, large patio doors overlook and open to the expansive terrace. The garden has been landscaped in a park-like style and is ideal for entertaining family, friends or business associates, complete with a cabana with a bar and kitchenette, a stone pizza oven, and various gazebos. With its superb location and amenities, this truly is a wonderful home in which to reside, relax and enjoy the finer things in life.
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Exclusive Boutique Resort & Spa
ewly built in 2010, this four-season, all-suite boutique resort in Muskoka is absolutely one of a kind, affording a luxurious lifestyle in a spectacular setting. Situated on the historic Trent-Severn waterway lock to Georgian Bay, just 90 minutes’ drive from Toronto’s Pearson Airport, upscale waterfront living awaits here, with views to be enjoyed of the many yachts cruising by or docked at the resort marina. There are
CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 9.888 MILL. NO. OF LIVING UNITS 20 TOTAL SURFACE AREA APPROX. 2,323 ft2 E&V ID CA-0028I4 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS COLLINGWOOD MUSKOKA (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. MAX HAHNE TEL. +1 705 441 5800 E-MAIL MAX.HAHNE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
loft suites, terrace units and private cottage units available. Impressive amenities include a beautifully furnished dining room and piano bar, and a radiant spa in a separate building nestled just beside the water. There is also a full-service marina for residents, with 16 finger docks and long-side docking. The delightfully manicured grounds preside over a heated saltwater pool for residents’ recreation and enjoyment.
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Sprawling Traditional Home in Desirable Manhattan Beach
ituated in sought-after Manhattan Beach, just a short distance to shopping, restaurants, parks and schools, this property is set in impressive grounds with a large front yard and driveway ideal for basketball, a grassy area and trees for ample shade. It boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a formal living room and dining room, hardwood floors and plantation shutters throughout. The kitchen and dining area
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 2.195 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,085 ft2 LAND APPROX. 6,254 ft2 E&V ID E-002RFR CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS LOS ANGELES – SOUTH BAY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. DAVID SALZMAN TEL. +1 310 871 5314 E-MAIL DAVE.SALZMAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
opens up to the very spacious family room. Upstairs on the first floor, a cosy loft space awaits that is perfect for enjoying a good book or simply relaxing. There are three fireplaces in total. A separate laundry room area leads to the attached three-car garage, which provides plenty of room for vehicles, bikes, and beach toys. The rear yard features a large deck that is superbly suited for barbecues and entertaining.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: THOMAS PLOCH – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1987
Stunning Wine Country Estate
his brick Tudor-style residence is located in the prominent and scenic Oakcrest Farms, walking or cycling distance to all the cool attractions of Los Olivos. The main house has six bedrooms and five bathrooms, plus an attached two-bedroom, one-bathroom suite for guests. There is almost 8,000 ft2 of living space featuring a large, open plan foyer, formal living and dining rooms, an office, library, and butler’s pantry. French
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 3.595 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,900 ft2 LAND APPROX. 11.48 acres E&V ID E-002NVE CONTACT SANTA YNEZ (US) SBRE, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. KRIS JOHNSTON TEL. +1 805 689 4777 E-MAIL KRIS.JOHNSTON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
doors and low energy windows look out to the outdoor entertainment areas that include a pool and Jacuzzi. Car enthusiasts will enjoy the six-car garage, while horse enthusiasts can look forward to eleven stalls and numerous pastures. The barn includes two full bathrooms, an extra laundry room, and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom manager’s quarters, all set on over 11 oak-studded acres with beautiful views.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MIKE HEFFERON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
Luxury Home on the Golf Course with Sensational Views
his magnificent five-bedroom residence is situated next to the worldclass golf course in Carbondale, Colorado. It benefits from creek and lake frontage, with custom landscaping and Mount Sopris views. The waterfront patios are simply perfect for hosting intimate or large gatherings. Spectacular in every way, this home is offered turnkey, with superb amenities and finishes, designer furniture and a premium fitted
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 2.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,793 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.71 acres E&V ID E-002PJP CONTACT ASPEN (US) PORTFOLIO ASPEN PROPERTIES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. CAROL DOPKIN TEL. +1 970 618 0187 E-MAIL CAROL.DOPKIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
kitchen all awaiting the new owners. The interior layout is designed for comfort, with a spacious master suite and office on the first floor, in addition to a large three-car garage. Residents also enjoy membership to the clubhouse with its superb restaurants and workout amenities, and to the world-class golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The property is within convenient reach of Aspen skiing, dining and shopping.
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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MIKE HEFFERON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
Downtown Core with Views of Aspen Mountain
his recently renovated property is offered turnkey, with stylish perfection in every detail. It includes outstanding artworks and custom built-ins that are simply out of this world. The interior space offers amazing views of the idyllic surroundings in three directions, in addition to a high ceiling with contemporary designer lighting and a new chef’s kitchen. The bathroom features a shower and Whirlpool, as
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 1.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 680 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 E&V ID E-002Q1B CONTACT ASPEN (US) PORTFOLIO ASPEN PROPERTIES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. CAROL DOPKIN TEL. +1 970 618 0187 E-MAIL CAROL.DOPKIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
well as washer and dryer, and much more, while guests can be accommodated comfortably thanks to an extra bathroom. The splendid patio with views of Aspen Mountain is just perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. This magnificent apartment stands in a prime location within walking distance to everywhere in Aspen, including the slopes. Parking is also conveniently available just next to the property.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000
Sprawling Equestrian Estate
his well-appointed equestrian estate spanning some 12 acres of rolling topography features multiple living areas, a riding arena, and a well-equipped 7-stall stable building. A tri-level home of approx. 11,232 ft2 is perched at the highest point of the property, with veranda views of the city night lights. Walls of glass show off the heavily wooded terrain, which provides owners with unparalleled privacy. Entering
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 3.725 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 11,232 ft2 LAND APPROX. 12 acres E&V ID E-002S3A CONTACT DALLAS FLOWER MOUND (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
through the main gates, guests drive along an ascending, winding road past the stables and floodlit riding arena, up the hill to the magnificent residence. The main level features grand living areas and even a separate private entry for the person wanting a private but still-connected study. The lower ground floor is dedicated to superb home entertainment with gaming and media rooms, as well as additional living spaces.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Gated & Guarded Texas Estate
et on over 1 acre of heavily wooded grounds, this superb Vaquero estate is graced by a sweeping circle drive and incredible landscaping. With just one owner up to now, it is custom-designed and fashioned with impeccable attention to detail, and affords a floor plan that entices guests from one room to the next. The master suite wing boasts sitting areas, a study, and a custom closet. All the major living areas open to
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 3.285 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,334 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1.15 acres E&V ID E-002PJR CONTACT DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
an exceptional outdoor living area with walls of waterfalls and accent lighting. Home to celebrities and notables, this community offers luxury living amid a serene rural lifestyle behind guarded gates, complete with a Fazio-designed golf course and a private country club with a concierge service. Residency here includes automatic entry into the renowned Westlake Academy with its international Baccalaureate program.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: PETER TYE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
Undiscovered Elegance on the Golf Course
urrounded on three sides by the golf course, this home is blessed with the finest low-elevation setting in Incline Village, and incredible privacy. Entering through the gates into the private tree-lined estate, one automatically feels removed from the outside world yet so close to everything. Residents here can enjoy the year-round sounds of Third Creek on the private rear deck, or from the master suite. The property
USA, NEVADA PRICE USD 3.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,711 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1 acre E&V ID E-002QU7 CONTACT INCLINE VILLAGE (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. TEAM SOLI TEL. +1 775 298 5066 E-MAIL SANDY.SOLI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
was completely rebuilt in 1995 with a carefully conceived floor plan, high ceilings, flowing open spaces, and a large functional kitchen at the heart of it all. Located on its own level for privacy, the master suite includes a vast bedroom, a private deck, two walk-in closets, and a large bathroom with a jetted tub and steam shower. The interiors can be easily altered to suit personal tastes, with more rustic or contemporary design finishes.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: WAYNE MOORE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017
St. Simons Island
Exquisite Island Life in Marsh Front Mansion
ptly named ‘Flagship Point’, Low Country Coastal architecture blends here with southern style to create a dramatic entrance proceeding up the long stone driveway. Inside, this house exudes all the warmth, refinement and sophistication of an elegant southern manor, with approx. 8,875 ft2 of living space including six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. This nearly new residence features
USA, GEORGIA PRICE USD 4.875 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,875 ft2 LAND APPROX. 3.59 acres E&V ID E-002QER CONTACT GOLDEN ISLES (US) AERIAL CONCEPTS LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. JOHN HALLMAN TEL. +1 912 634 0595 E-MAIL JOHN.HALLMAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
superb views from every room. A wall of glass makes the most of the vista overlooking the marsh. Boasting 12 ft or higher ceilings, reclaimed black walnut floors throughout, wainscoting, transoms for light, and a gourmet kitchen, this luxurious property has been designed for the most discerning tastes. The effortless flow from room to room confirms this home as a natural place for stylish and graceful entertaining.
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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,134 ft2 LAND APPROX. 29,620 ft2 E&V ID E-002OI4 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS BOCA RATON (US)
European-Inspired Estate in Polo Country Club
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC MICHAEL LEDWITZ TEL. +1 561 529 5600 E-MAIL MICHAEL.LEDWITZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his opulent residence has been designed to the highest European standards of elegance. Subtle frescoes, crystal chandeliers, marble floors and Corinthian columns are all elements of the unparalleled craftsmanship. A grand foyer heralds the impressive, double-height living room with coffered ceilings, a fireplace and wet bar, with a separate wine area setting the lavish tone of this timeless estate. All six private
bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms. The kitchen with a butler’s pantry boasts granite counters, a large island, double Sub-Zero refrigeration, and double ovens. A lovely breakfast area and family room lead to the summer kitchen and pool. The magnificent master suite includes a sitting area and separate his/her bathrooms. This extraordinary abode is on lakefront grounds, complete with a three-bay garage.
Custom Waterfront Home
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC STEVE KEPLER TEL. +1 727 647 6696 E-MAIL STEVE.KEPLER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his custom-built waterfront home boasts wide open easterly views of the Belleair Causeway, and is just a short stroll to the beach with its beautiful sunsets. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property features oyster stucco and a large garage that fits up to seven cars. The spacious kitchen overlooks the living area with a double-sided gas fireplace with a spacious entertainment and dining area. The upper living level features
12 ft ceilings and three sumptuous bedrooms with water views. The topfloor master bedroom is a private suite with an office or additional bedroom. An elevator operates on all three levels. The back porch features storage for boat supplies and a separate fishing/paddle board storage room. Boating enthusiasts can also look forward to a new deepwater dock, an approx. 16,000 lb boat lift, and a floating dock and seawall.
T REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.399 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,302 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.21 acres E&V ID E-002K0X CONTACT BELLEAIR (US) GULF COAST LUXURY PROPERTIES, LLC
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
North Fort Myers
Lavish Mansion with Riverfront Views
estled in the prestigious Buttonwood Harbor Estates, this mansion boasts captivating views of the Caloosahatchee River, just under an acre of land, and its own private beach. The backyard is an entertainment haven with Bellagio-style fountains, entertainment space for hundreds, a wireless PA system, and a full outdoor kitchen. The elegant elevator featuring detailed marquetry moves up to the second floor and leads out
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.79 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,072 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.96 acres E&V ID E-002S1Z 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
onto expansive terraces where the sparkling lights of downtown Fort Myers can be seen. The kitchen affords all manners of comfort, with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances as well as a commercial-grade gourmet coffee maker and grinder for coffee lovers. Other superb highlights of this residence include a craft room, a full house generator, a whole house reverse osmosis system, and smart home features.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 4.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,329 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-002LA6 CONTACT OLDE NAPLES (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC
La Scala at The Colony Golf & Country Club
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC THOMAS OSTRANDER TEL. +1 860 304 1037 E-MAIL THOMAS.OSTRANDER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his breathtakingly beautiful ‘La Scala’ penthouse spans two levels and more than 7,300 ft2. The soaring 20 ft high living room with its walls of glass open up unforgettable panoramic views over Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. There is a dream kitchen fitted with multiple refrigerators and a six-burner gas range. In addition to a private elevator, a custom staircase in wood, glass and steel rises up over a cascading water
feature to the upper level with balcony views. This top floor features a lavish home cinema, and a vast master suite with a unique spa bathroom featuring curved vanities and Gulf views. Outside, a private spa awaits on the rooftop terrace. Other enticing highlights for residents include a two-car private garage, a 24/7 concierge, and all the amenities of the Colony Golf & Country Club, including a championship golf course.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920
New York City
Sophisticated Duplex in Greenwich Village
his unique, duplex residence is located in Greenwich Village’s ‘Gold Coast’ and offers all the space and privacy of a sophisticated private townhouse while enjoying the amenities of a full-service, white-glove building. It comprises three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and is full of custom design details and classic Pre-War architectural elements. The dramatic, loft-like living room boasts ceilings of approx. 18 ft in
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 4.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,200 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-002RZ9 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. GAVRIANI-FALCONE TEAM TEL. +1 646 793 3910 E-MAIL GAVRIANIFALCONETEAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
height, with wraparound balconies of bookshelves and cosy window seats. The newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms feature top-of-theline materials and appliances, and this home also comes with a separate windowed office overlooking the building’s communal garden. Situated in a classic 1920s doorman building, this elegant property is located just three blocks to Washington Square and Union Square parks.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
New York City Stunning Penthouse Duplex
ecently refurbished to form a modern oasis, this sun-filled downtown duplex penthouse boasts an enormous private roof deck. It spans approx. 3,721 ft2, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A private keyed elevator leads directly into a stunning living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, 14 ft ceilings, a gas fireplace, a built-in projector with a hidden 120-inch screen, and a private terrace. The adjacent
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 8.625 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,721 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-002R6W CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. SUSAN SAKIN & MERCEDES BERK TEAM TEL. +1 646 387 4401 E-MAIL SUSAN.SAKIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
open plan kitchen and dining area feature heated floors and a second private terrace. The private lower level offers three bedrooms including an oversized master bedroom suite, a wood-panelled library, a media room, large laundry and storage room. Completing the penthouse is a private rooftop garden with an outdoor kitchen and bar, seating areas, an outdoor television and shower, and amazing views of downtown NYC.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011
Steve Miller’s Iconic Estate
legacy estate beyond compare, this custom-built mansion spans approx. 11,686 ft2 and sits on some 39 fenced and gated acres, perched above Friday Harbor. It boasts the highest level of craftsmanship and finishes throughout. The property currently hosts three bedrooms but could easily be converted to allow more. A large manicured meadow leads to the approx. 300 ft of low bank waterfront on the calm harbour.
USA, WASHINGTON PRICE USD 12.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 11,686 ft2 LAND APPROX. 38.72 acres E&V ID E-002N2X CONTACT MERCER ISLAND (US) SV SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. GOTTESMAN CHAPIN GROUP TEL. +1 206 948 9153 E-MAIL GOTTESMANCHAPINGROUP@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Accessible by float plane or yacht to the 110 ft deepwater dock (with parking for three yachts), this moorage is arguably the biggest and best private dock in all of the San Juan Islands. The systems and technology in place allow for ‘off the grid’ capability for up to one year. Located a few miles from the Friday Harbor airport and public ferry, this dwelling makes the perfect retreat or primary residence.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999
Palatial Waterfront Home
true luxury home where nature, comfort and lush living intertwine, this is an unrivalled gem on Vashon Island. The elegant estate lies nestled on more than 24 acres of naturally private, gated, waterfront land. Inside, an eclectic mix of fine woods and precious stone awaits, ranging from Brazilian cherry to hemlock, and quartzite to hand-split granite. The chef-inspired kitchen is crafted in unique travertine, while
USA, WASHINGTON PRICE USD 14.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 15,127 ft2 LAND APPROX. 24.42 acres E&V ID E-002ISP CONTACT SEATTLE DOWNTOWN (US) SV SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. FABIAN SAUL TEL. +1 360 353 4640 E-MAIL FABIAN.SAUL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the master bathroom is finished in stone sourced from the same quarry Michelangelo used for the statue of David. Just some of the countless exclusive amenities include heated flooring, an exquisite library, a 10-seat movie theatre, dazzling ocean views from the hot tub, and a 2,800-bottle wine cellar. The grounds feature approx. 1,000 ft of direct water frontage, no less than six ponds, and five waterfall features.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.8 MILL. E&V ID W-02EE1X INTERIOR APPROX. 536 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,282 m2 CONTACT
Modern Villa with Sea Views in Son Vida
MALLORCA-PALMA SURROUNDINGS (ES) EV PALMA WEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his fabulous property enjoys spectacular sea views and is located in Son Vida, the most elegant and exclusive residential area in the island’s capital Palma de Mallorca. The luxurious villa is south-facing and extends over three floors in total. Its interior layout affords a commodious living room complete with a fireplace, a dining room, an open plan kitchen fitted with the latest appliances, four en suite
bedrooms, and a guest apartment on the lower level leading out to a magnificent sun terrace with an infinity pool. All rooms enjoy magnificent views out to sea. Other impressive features in this outstanding residence include a double garage, underfloor heating, an elevator, air conditioning, an intelligent house system, electric awnings and windows, as well as large verandas and terraces.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: EDUARDO MARQUEZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 25.68 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 5.79 kgCO2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 624 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,000 m2 E&V ID W-028549 CONTACT MALLORCA-PALMA SURROUNDINGS (ES) EV PALMA WEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his southeast-facing home in upmarket Son Vida, Palma’s most exclusive district, affords unobstructed sea views. The interior and exterior merge seamlessly into one thanks to large sliding glass doors. The ground floor comprises an impressive double-height entrance hall and dining area, a spacious living room, fully fitted kitchen, en suite double bedroom, and study. All rooms on this level open out to a spacious, partially cov-
ered terrace and pool area. On the upper level is the master suite with a bathroom, dressing room, and private terrace, plus three more bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and terraces. The lower ground floor hosts a sixth en suite bedroom that can be accessed via an external staircase. Other features include underfloor heating, air conditioning, a smart home and alarm system, natural stone floors, fitted wardrobes, and a double garage.
Fantastic Sea View Villa in Son Vida
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: THILO WITTING & XAVIER CHANTRENNE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 61.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 125.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Villa Directly By the Sea in Porto Petro
ituated in a unique location right on the Mediterranean, this timeless villa affords breathtaking panoramic views of the harbour and the open sea. The abundance of windows underlines the individual architecture of this spectacular home. There is a ‘lodge’ comprising a guest bedroom, a bathroom and a large entrance hall. The main house consists of a living/dining room with a gallery, a spacious kitchen,
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.48 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,184 m2 E&V ID W-009XL6 CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTANYI (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The first floor plays host to another bedroom suite with a sitting area and a bathroom with a shower looking out to sea. The Mediterranean garden features a splendid seawater pool and Jacuzzi. The many terraces set around the house provide for an idyllic outdoor ambience throughout the day. All in all, this is a unique home in an absolutely prime location.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: THILO WITTING, XAVIER CHANTRENNE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 2.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 29.5 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Prestigious Residence with Panoramic Views
his beautiful property is nestled amidst glorious nature on a hill close to Cas Concos. A long drive leads up to the purist-style house. On the ground floor is a generously dimensioned living/dining area with an open plan kitchen and fireplace, a multimedia room, two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a guest WC. The upper floor plays host to an en suite master bedroom that opens onto a terrace running
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 2.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 451 m2 LAND APPROX. 15,200 m2 E&V ID W-02DG3I CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTANYI (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
almost around the entire property, in addition to two more en suite bedrooms – one with a small living room that could also be used as a bedroom. Almost all interiors on the ground floor benefit from floor-toceiling windows and wonderful views of the vast terrace, the swimming pool, and the beautiful countryside beyond. A large double garage can also be found on the charming Mediterranean plot.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 63.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Stunning Property by the Sea in Son Veri
s the first house in the region to be designed and built as a holiday residence, this historic dwelling is absolutely one of a kind. It boasts both an attractive façade and ample privacy. A marina and a small sandy beach are located just moments from the doorstep. The airport is just a five-minute drive away, while the centre of Palma is reached in around 10 minutes. Outstanding views can be enjoyed here, out to sea with
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 18 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,121 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,940 m2 E&V ID W-029DQM CONTACT MALLORCA-LLUCMAJOR (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 871 57 00 00 E-MAIL LLUCMAJOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the sailboats and yachts that animate the bay. The property consists of three floors with a total of ten rooms, all laid in marble flooring. Five are currently used as bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. An adjoining building hosts a guest area with two en suite bedrooms and a living room, all in perfect condition. The property also includes an apartment for domestic staff. A large pool and a basketball court complete the offer.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 95.34 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 9.47 kgCO2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Natural Stone Country House with Vineyard in Santa Maria
his contemporary country home in the heart of Majorca features an inspirational design, with large rooms, stone floors, high-quality woods, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Traditional materials have been skilfully used here to create expansive living spaces that flow seamlessly onto one another and out to the glorious garden. Just steps from the house is the pool, with a terrace, summer kitchen and barbecue. The
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 640 m2 LAND APPROX. 15,093 m2 E&V ID W-02E2YU CONTACT MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
property takes its name from this terrace: ‘Es Mirador’ – the lookout point – with views to be enjoyed over the entire island. The ground floor presides over a hallway, living and dining room, a large kitchen and en suite bedroom. The upper floor consists of two bedroom suites and a master suite with a fireplace. Further features include underfloor heating, air conditioning, its own well, and a garage.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA, MICER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1584
Beautifully Restored Country Mansion in Pollensa
his grand old finca estate has undergone a full and finest-quality renovation, resulting in a home that is striking, welcoming, and full of character. Many of the original period features remain preserved and have been elegantly integrated into what is now a very comfortable modern residence. There are eight large bedroom suites in total, as well as a huge family kitchen, a television lounge, and a splendid open plan
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 7.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 666 m2 LAND APPROX. 4.12 ha E&V ID W-027XMR CONTACT MALLORCA-POLLENSA (ES) EV NORTH MALLORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 53 53 61 E-MAIL POLLENSA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
living room with a formal dining area featuring elements sourced from a former olive mill. The grounds clearly reflect the prestigious character of this property, affording landscaped gardens, charming terraces, a summer kitchen and barbecue area, gorgeous countryside views, and utter privacy. This is indeed a very special venue for hosting family and friends. The property is also licensed for short-term holiday rentals.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JOAN MERCADAL ARGUIMBAU, MENORCAFOTO.COM – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 128.60 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 38.50 kgCO2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1984 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Incredible Front Line Villa
his contemporary villa has been recently refurbished and enjoys direct access to the beautiful ‘Son Xoriguer’ beach. Simple lines and spacious rooms with ample sunlight, family rooms opening to fabulous terraces, and endless sea views set this property apart. Elegant spaces include an open plan living/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and four double bedroom suites including an independent loft-style
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 410 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,130 m2 E&V ID W-0291WV CONTACT MENORCA (ES) EV MENORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 36 92 75 E-MAIL MENORCA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bedroom and bathroom with sea views on the first floor, as well as a staff apartment. Floor-to-ceiling patio doors in the living room open to the dining porch and sun terrace, which in turn lead on to the garden and pool. A private gate opens to a coastal pathway and down to the sea. Beautifully refurbished and superbly equipped with top-quality fittings, this is a grand retreat located just next to the sea.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1850
Majorcan-Style Finca in Sierra de Mariola
et in natural park grounds spanning some 75,000 m2, this spectacular farmhouse has been restored using top-quality materials and preserving its original structure and stone walls. The ground floor comprises a spectacular living room, which opens onto an impressive lounge area with large windows for enjoying the stunning views of the infinity pool and natural surroundings. This lounge leads through to
SPAIN, BOCAIRENT PRICE EUR 1.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 406 m2 LAND APPROX. 7.55 ha E&V ID W-02A416 CONTACT VALENCIA (ES) EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 96 351 78 97 E-MAIL VALENCIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the fully fitted kitchen and an office space, both also boasting splendid vistas. The upper floor accommodates the comfortable sleeping quarters, with a master bedroom suite featuring an en suite bathroom with bathtub, in addition to three further bathrooms. The house is equipped for energy self-sufficiency, with a solar power system amongst other fittings. It also has a wonderful sauna and relaxation area.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: PIERRE GRUBIUS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 133 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 32 kgCO2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1978
Prestigious & Elegant Seafront Villa
his stately residence enjoys a privileged and unique position in the most prestigious area of Tarragona. It stands on the seafront, with an approx. 23 m façade facing the Mediterranean Sea. The property combines stunning views with privacy and an exclusive beach lifestyle. It is distributed over three floors, with seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms – two en suite – and a separate guest apartment. The master suite boasts
SPAIN, COSTA DORADA PRICE EUR 2.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 675 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,255 m2 E&V ID W-02DI3C CONTACT TARRAGONA (ES) TULIBET, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 977 07 96 00 E-MAIL TARRAGONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a large dressing room and a private terrace where residents can wake up to magnificent views out across the water. The residence leaves nothing to be desired in terms of technical standards and home comforts. Also particularly worthy of note are the well-kept gardens, complete with a pool surrounded by palm trees. Those who crave the extraordinary in the heart of the city will be enraptured with this exclusive home.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ATARAXIA FOTO ESTUDIO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 168 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 168 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 34 kgCO2 /m2a– ENERGY SOURCE: PROPANE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1767 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
SPAIN, GALICIA PRICE EUR 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 875 m2 LAND APPROX. 14,000 m2 E&V ID W-02C92M CONTACT PONTEVEDRA-SANXENXO (ES) SIMARRO INVERSIONES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 986 19 18 06 E-MAIL PONTEVEDRA-SANXENXO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his beautifully restored property is an historic manor house dating back to 1767. It comprises an ensemble of buildings that includes a splendid chapel, an impressive main house, the former stables which now serve as bedrooms, and another building intended as a warehouse, pantry, and laundry. There is also an outdoor dining area complete with a barbecue, granary and dovecote. The residence has 13 bedrooms in
total, one adapted for disabled access and all with en suite bathrooms. Among the other interiors on offer are a living room with a beautiful fireplace, a dining room, large kitchen, event room, and five WCs. At the heart of the approx. 14,000 m2 plot is a glorious garden, while a large parking area, swimming pool and orchard also feature in the grounds. There are beautiful views to be enjoyed from the top of the garden.
Fabulous Manor House with Pool
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 0.01 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 0.05 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: PHOTOVOLTAIC, AIR-HEATING PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Exclusivity, Fine Design & Sea Breeze
his newly built residence is situated directly next to the splendid beach in the town of Suances. It boasts an exceptional appointment standard and an outstanding bioclimatic design. Domotic features have been fitted throughout the house, which boasts a contemporary architectural design sure to enthuse the most discerning of residents. Particularly noteworthy features on offer include a private home cinema,
SPAIN, CANTABRIA PRICE EUR 4.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,800 m2 E&V ID W-02DZVT CONTACT SANTANDER (ES) INCOMEFA SOLUTIONS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 942 18 19 02 E-MAIL SANTANDER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a music room, billiard room, gym, heated indoor swimming pool, and guest room. There is also a photovoltaic energy system. The interiors are distributed over three floors linked by a beautifully designed staircase and an elevator for added comfort. Suances has a great number of places of interest, as well as being close to the town of Torrelavega and approx. 30 minutes to Santander Airport.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 121.2 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 25.67 kgCO2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Splendid Residence on the ‘Camino de Santiago’
his property sets the scene for a home lifestyle of exceptional quality. While birdsong fills the air by day, a tranquil silence descents by night. The landscapes that surround this dwelling are simply spectacular, with large oak and beech forests. Built in 2007 in a traditional Basque-Navarrese style, the property is located in a small Pyrenean village of 50 inhabitants, in a valley with all amenities, some
SPAIN, NAVARRA PRICE EUR 695,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 527 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,600 m2 E&V ID W-024AVT CONTACT PAMPLONA (ES) NAVARRA PRIME HOUSES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 948 24 63 01 E-MAIL PAMPLONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
30 km from Pamplona and 90 km from Biarritz in France. Just some of the quality finishes are underfloor heating, excellent insulation, and solid oak carpentry. Interiors include an approx. 60 m2 living room with a fireplace, an office, library, four en suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, large covered terrace, and two-car garage. Planning permission is in place to build another house on the plot if so desired.
For more energy information please refer to page 127.
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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: THOMAS ZIMMERMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
Penthouse with Incredible Views in Vitznau
his exceptional apartment is enthroned above the picturesque village of Vitznau on the banks of Lake Lucerne, with breathtaking vistas to be enjoyed. In addition to the high-quality materials and a well-conceived layout plan, which is based on the architectural theory known as VASTU, the property also boasts uncompromised privacy. The barrier-free apartment can be reached directly from the garage, which
SWITZERLAND, LUCERNE PRICE CHF 2.88 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 198 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4.5 E&V ID W-02CY1E CONTACT LUZERN (CH) EV LUZERN PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 41 410 66 91 E-MAIL LUZERN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
has three parking spaces. An elevator takes residents and guests directly to the apartment’s front door. The interiors of the penthouse impress with their stylish and luxurious interior design. Premium materials and a tasteful elegance characterise the contemporary ambience throughout. The inviting entrance hallway, the private sauna and the steam room all make for a home with immense flair, comfort and appeal.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: APIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998/2012
Exclusive Refuge at Prime Address
tepping into this tranquil home is like stepping into another world – a refuge where relaxation and rejuvenation come completely naturally. Residents and guests are greeted in the inner courtyard by a beautifully landscaped ENEA garden complete with a Mediterranean fountain. The residence itself is both generously dimensioned and luxurious, with a captivating appeal. Just some of the highlights include a large and
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 385 m2 LAND APPROX. 950 m2 E&V ID W-02CEY4 CONTACT BÜLACH (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL BUELACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
very bright living/dining area with an impressive open staircase, a new kitchen with all manner of appliances, and a large open plan studio on the first floor. The plot also combines pure luxury with ample privacy. This home is absolutely ideal for discerning individuals looking to reside in an exceptional and exclusive property close to Zurich and the international airport, with plenty of peace and privacy guaranteed.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: DIETHER RAFFELSBERGER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 229 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: WOOD CHIPS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION CIRCA: 1818 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Sprawling Grounds with Sensational Views
his traditional ‘Vierkanthof’, a style of farmhouse typical for Upper Austria, is set in the heart of approx. 30 hectares of consolidated land, enclosed for the most part by its own woodland. The estate boasts incredible views of the Salzkammergut mountains that cannot be obstructed in any way. Meanwhile, the cities of Linz and Salzburg are only approx. 60 minutes away by car. Perfectly aligned in a south-facing
AUSTRIA, UPPER AUSTRIA PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. TOTAL SURFACE AREA APPROX. 1,985 m2 LAND APPROX. 30 ha E&V ID W-02E9MM CONTACT WELS (AT) CC-H GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 7242 25 25 55 E-MAIL WELS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
position, some areas of the property have also been completely rebuilt. This home is predestined for ‘off-the-grid’ living, thanks to its timber reserves, its high-performance wood chip power generator and land that can be used for commercial purposes. The south wing is devoted to home and work life, while the north wing has a superb spa with an indoor pool – ideal for relaxing after a day out on one’s own estate.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: DIETHER RAFFELSBERGER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 43 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: WOOD CHIPS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Modern Country Residence
his unique re-interpretation of a country estate is located in a beautiful region that is the dream of any equestrian enthusiast: the ‘Mühlviertel’. Approx. 13 ha of consolidated land with a breathtaking 180° panoramic view of the hilly surrounding countryside create a grand setting for this traditional ‘three-sided’ farmhouse. It was built from the ground up according to the most modern construction standards
AUSTRIA, UPPER AUSTRIA PRICE EUR 3.35 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 1,490 m2 LAND APPROX. 13 ha E&V ID W-02DX5N CONTACT LINZ (AT) CC-H GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 732 73 20 32 E-MAIL LINZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and an unequivocal love for detail and quality. This dwelling is ideal for those who simply want to have their own little world all to themselves, or for use as a representative company headquarters, a seminar centre, a professional equestrian farm, or the realisation of any number of other visions. The new S10 expressway and A7 motorway provide a fast connection in approx. 20 minutes to the provincial capital Linz.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: DANIEL TÖCHTERLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 126.24 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Cortina d’Ampezzo Stunning Property Close to the Woods
ust a short distance from the centre of Cortina, this apartment is exquisitely finished down to the finest detail, from the 18th century beams to the Austrian furniture. Refined materials have been combined here with skilled local craftsmanship. The first floor comprises a bright living room and kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The property is surrounded by a breathtaking panorama, which takes in views of the
ITALY, VENETO PRICE EUR 2.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 120 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-02DDAN CONTACT CORTINA (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0436 86 14 51 E-MAIL CORTINA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
majestic Dolomites, and the woods inhabited by deer and birds that can be seen from the balconies in the mornings. Surrounded here by nature, it is possible to experience unforgettable moments on these terraces throughout all the seasons. On the lower level, a finely furnished tavern awaits, with a living area and kitchen, a double bedroom and bathroom. A parking space in the garage and a ski room complete the property.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 9.22 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Charming Country House with Top Technical Standards
his exclusive country house is set in a beautiful garden and combines the best of eco-friendly techniques and the latest technologies with the wholesome, rural lifestyle. A photovoltaic system generates all the energy required for the property, meaning zero energy costs, while solar panels supply heat to the swimming pool and central heating system. Besides the pool there are many other places of recreation in this home
ITALY, LIGURIA PRICE EUR 1.08 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 280 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,048 m2 E&V ID W-021BW3 CONTACT SANREMO-IMPERIA (IT) UNO6OTTO DI COMETTO KATIA S.A.S. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0183 67 99 92 E-MAIL SANREMOIMPERIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
that are both intimate and convivial, including a teak solarium, an outdoor cooking area with a barbecue, a gazebo, a beautiful conservatory with a central stone table that seats twelve guests, and a covered porch area with a Jacuzzi. This magnificent residence overlooks one of the most beautiful lush green valleys in the medieval county of Pietralata, near Vasia and only 20 minutes’ drive from the seaside resort of Imperia.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1762
ITALY, PIEDMONT PRICE EUR 1.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 390 m2 LAND APPROX. 2.5 ha E&V ID W-028WOT CONTACT ASTI-MONFERRATO (IT) STELA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0141 176 65 70 E-MAIL ASTI-MONFERRATO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
erfectly integrated in the beautiful hills and vineyards of Vignale Monferrato, this property exudes a sense of harmony, naturalness and tradition, enhanced with a feeling of amazement at the breathtaking panorama. The ground floor plays host to a dining room with a fireplace, a beautiful living room and reading area with another imposing fireplace, in addition to a charming eat-in kitchen that is perfect for breakfast, a
technical kitchen, en suite guest room, and separate guest bathroom. On the first floor, three bedrooms await along with a separate unit with independent access from the outside. A wonderful porch forms the ideal place to spend memorable moments admiring the scenery and colours offered by the five neighbouring villages. Meanwhile, well-positioned benches provide postcard images throughout the splendid grounds.
Farmhouse with Unique Location & Charm in Monferrato
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 297.91 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1960 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 410 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID W-02DQ88 CONTACT MILANO PORTA ROMANA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 11 E-MAIL MILANOPORTAROMANA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated in the trendy Tortona district and exuding great charm, this semi-detached home is arranged over several levels and blessed with a private garden. The entrance leads to a spacious and bright living area characterised by 5 m ceilings and exposed beams. The kitchen overlooks the private garden. The ground floor also hosts a bedroom, bathroom and laundry. A large bedroom awaits on the mezzanine floor, spanning
over 50 m2 in size, with an en suite bathroom and mezzanine. The master bedroom is situated on the first floor, with a walk-in closet, private bathroom, and triple exposure. One part of the original property has been converted into a completely separate unit to the rest of the property, forming an excellent one-room apartment that includes a living room with a kitchenette, a bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a bathroom.
Semi-Detached Loft on Fashionable ‘via Tortona’
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CRISTIAN PARRAVICINI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 270.34 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1973 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Monticello Brianza Elegant Villa in the Hills of Brianza
n the midst of Upper Brianza and at the heart of a boundless, private plot of parkland, this exceptional property boasts a charming style designed by the famous Spanish architect Julio Lafuente. The residence spans some 525 m2 on two living levels, with a service floor on the lower ground level. Breathtaking views can be enjoyed from the large panoramic windows positioned at both sides of the living room, with a
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 525 m2 LAND APPROX. 25,000 m2 E&V ID W-02CVWO CONTACT MONZA (IT) TEODOLINDA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 039 232 62 13 E-MAIL MONZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
mountain vista stretching from Grigna to Monte Rosa on one side, and the property’s bright porch and lush green garden to the other. Just a few metres from the main house, a large garage of approx. 69 m2 in size can comfortably hold up to eight cars. In addition, the park grounds of approx. 25,000 m2 benefit from a rich abundance of trees and shrubbery, and a pond with beautiful lilies in the summer time.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1867
Wyk on Föhr
Charming Frisian-Style Home with Ample Space
his home for sale is one of the most charming Frisian properties on the entire island of Föhr. Located in the centre of Borgsum, it impresses passing guests with its striking thatched roof and pretty façade. Finished with great attention to detail, this beautiful dwelling is designed in a style typical for the local region and meets all the requirements for a comfortable home life. The mix of classic architecture and
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 1.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 316 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,931 m2 E&V ID W-02CBD14 CONTACT FÖHR (DE) HC HORST CHRISTOPHERSEN – FÖHR-AMRUMER IMMOBILIEN E. K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4681 74 86 90 E-MAIL FOEHR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
contemporary ambience has been created here with enormous success. With nine individual rooms, it affords ample space to accommodate large or extended families. To the south of the house is a well-kept garden spanning almost 2,000 m2 and enclosed by greenery. The large south-facing terrace is ideal for sunbathing or enjoying an evening barbecue. There are also three parking spaces at the front of the property.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 27.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Remarkable Ensemble Close to Hamburg
et in one of the most beautiful locations in the ‘Alte Land’ region, close to the River Elbe and not far from the city of Hamburg, this luxury half-timbered property is set in approx. 32,378 m² of gloriously landscaped grounds that leave nothing to be desired. The thatched residence boasts the highest quality standards throughout. In addition to the main house, which spans some 507 m² in total set over four
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 5.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 850 m2 LAND APPROX. 32,378 m2 E&V ID W-02EHSO CONTACT BUXTEHUDE (DE) JMS IMMOBILIENMANAGEMENT GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4161 554 22 50 E-MAIL BUXTEHUDE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
levels, six further buildings and three guest apartments make up this unparalleled estate. The large converted barn with its exposed roof truss currently houses an impressive showroom for an exclusive automobile collection. Just some of the other highlights of this idyllic dwelling include a 35 m saltwater pool, a total of 20 air-conditioned parking spaces, a vaulted wine cellar, and a combined sauna and spa area.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN WYRWA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 219.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 2.02 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,210 m2 E&V ID W-02AQ3T CONTACT HANNOVER-KIRCHRODE (DE)
Architect-Designed Property with Direct Lake Access
EUV HANNOVER RESIDENTIAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 511 51 05 97 80 E-MAIL HANNOVERKIRCHRODE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his detached house dating from the year 2000 is located on one of the few lakeside plots with access to the ‘Seelhorster Gärten’. Kirchrode is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Hanover. In addition to its desirable location, the property also impresses with its excellent appointment standard. The use of high-quality materials and the generously dimensioned layout meet the most discerning of
tastes. The elegant home extends over approx. 350 m², with two main living levels and a basement. The spa oasis featuring a sauna and 12 m swimming pool with a countercurrent system is particularly worthy of note. The six light-flooded main rooms all have ceilings of 3 m in height, creating a very special ambience throughout. A three-car garage and a range of security systems round off this exceptional dwelling.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 53 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 720,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 125 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-02E2VK CONTACT
Above the Rooftops – Penthouse Close to the Lakeside
BERLIN-KÖPENICK (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 65 48 49 50 E-MAIL BERLINKOEPENICK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his exceptional penthouse sits atop a splendid apartment building that was completed in 2017. Convenient and quick to reach via an elevator, this extraordinary gem of a home on the third floor spans some 125 m² in total. The interior design is both open in layout and cohesive in style, creating an ambience where premium appointments meet loft-style living. Real wooden floorboards, exquisite built-in
furnishings and superb wall finishes all underline the high quality standard of this property. Just a stone’s throw from the Müggelsee lake in Friedrichshagen, the penthouse stands proudly above the rooftops of the neighbouring properties in thoroughly pleasant surroundings. The unusual design of this dwelling with balconies in all four directions is a reflection of the pure pleasure on offer here.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923/24
Exclusive Mansion Near the Glienicke Bridge
illa Kampffmeyer stands at Potsdam’s most charming address, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and right next to the water with views looking out over the ‘Tiefer See’ and ‘Glienicke Lake’ to the Glienicke Hunting Lodge and Babelsberg Palace with its beautiful parkland grounds. The entire plot has a closed security system. Stately splendour and lavish details are the hallmarks of the interior design
GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 23 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 926 m2 LAND APPROX. 8,223 m2 E&V ID W-02DZ3O CONTACT POTSDAM (DE) EUV POTSDAM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 331 27 91 00 E-MAIL POTSDAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and finishes. Over the past three years the villa has been refurbished by the current owner to the most luxurious standard, in close consultation with the national heritage agency. There is arguably no other location in the whole of Germany that is quite so renowned for both its history and scenery. There is also planning permission in place to erect two further buildings on the property behind the mansion, if so desired.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 91 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1937 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Contemporary Elegance in the ‘Burgenviertel’ Quarter
esigned as a single or semi-detached residence, this property has been fully renovated throughout. Its location in the Hochheim area of the city is idyllic, with an abundance of mature trees. The ‘Burgenviertel’ neighbourhood is sought after for its proximity to the city centre, as well as the Ega Park and Luisen Park, and promises comfortable living with a good infrastructure and ample opportunity to escape the hustle and
GERMANY, THURINGIA PRICE EUR 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 252 m2 LAND APPROX. 646 m2 E&V ID W-02BRW4 CONTACT ERFURT (DE) EV IMMOBILIEN GMBH JENA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 361 663 78 30 E-MAIL ERFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bustle of urban life. This spacious property was originally built in 1937 and underwent extensive refurbishment between 2013 and 2017. It has been finished to a modern and high-quality standard, with appealing details including parquet flooring, elegant doors, a new fitted kitchen, modern daylit bathrooms, underfloor heating on the ground floor, a modern fireplace, and an outdoor fireplace on the terrace.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 58 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900
Exquisite Living within Historic Walls
he exclusive ‘Alte Druckerei’, or ‘Old Printing Press’, is located on a large plot of land enclosed by a wall, with electric gates ensuring a secure entrance to the property. It was originally built in the 19th century and now functions as an exclusive private residence. Extensive renovation work was carried out in 2015, with each detail completed to a luxury standard. The living/dining area, which is impressive for its
GERMANY, SAXONY-ANHALT PRICE EUR 699,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 258 m2 LAND APPROX. 189 m2 E&V ID W-02D73X CONTACT MAGDEBURG (DE) EUV IMMOBILIEN MAGDEBURG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 391 24 35 81 60 E-MAIL MAGDEBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
large window fronts, also features a cosy fireplace that forms the ideal place for spending relaxing hours at home. All rooms in the property are fitted either with high-quality parquet flooring or modern tiling, with heat distributed via underfloor heating. Restored steel beams running across the ceilings in all rooms and luxury finishes throughout create a rare juxtaposition here of heritage and modernity.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MARKUS AATZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 71.9 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
The Art of Luxury & Exclusivity
his contemporary residence at a prime address affords a thoroughly modern take on luxurious designer living. Elegant simplicity comes together here with premium materials to form a harmonious ambience throughout. There is even a private road to this dream home, offering the ideal conditions for home life in absolute privacy. Skill, rigour in execution and style are the hallmarks of the well-known architect who
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 406 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,406 m2 E&V ID W-028P1N CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6173 60 10 70 E-MAIL TAUNUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
envisaged this home. The living space spans some 406 m2, filled with open plan interiors featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a clearly defined layout. The colour scheme and materials used are perhaps most remarkable for the utmost sense of harmony they create. One outstanding highlight is the spacious, elegant foyer. Family-friendly openness and generosity in both scale and luxury await residents here.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. TOTAL SURFACE AREA APPROX. 2,300 m2 LAND APPROX. 11,500 m2 E&V ID G-02DEZW CONTACT MÜNSTER (DE) EV MÜNSTERLAND GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS COMMERCIAL GMBH TEL. +49 251 60 93 10 E-MAIL MÜNSTER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
et amidst parkland grounds, Harkotten Palace was built as a hunting lodge in circa 1754. The entire complex remains surrounded by lakes, ponds and moats to this day. The approx. 1,800 m² of interiors include grand meeting rooms, studios and offices, splendid designer bathrooms, and a beautiful library. It is currently used as a residence for living and working by an international design practice. The neigh-
bouring ‘Hofhaus’ building is particularly suited to residential use, with some 470 m² of living space finished to a superb standard. Every detail is a clear reflection of the care and expertise applied during the extensive restoration which took place from 1988 onwards, securing its status as a listed historical monument and leasehold complex. The approx. 10,000 m² of palace grounds boast sculptures of international provenance.
Prestigious Stately Home with Modern Fittings
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 101 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015
Penthouse with the Highest Sophistication
his exclusive penthouse leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. The choice of materials and their craftsmanship are of uncompromisingly high quality. A custom designer kitchen forms a seamless part of the approx. 100 m² living and dining area. This space forms the heart of the property, and conveys a sense of style, elegance and spaciousness. Full-length, triple-glazed windows and 3 m high ceilings ensure bright,
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.54 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 255 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-02A6WM CONTACT KÖLN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 221 57 77 99 80 E-MAIL KOELN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
light-flooded rooms throughout the well-conceived floor layout, which affords a total living space of approx. 255 m². The impressive interiors include four main rooms, an en suite bathroom, a guest bathroom and a commodious hallway with a practical adjoining utility room. Outdoor living is an absolute joy here too, where residents can enjoy a remarkable amount of space with covered terraces spanning some 160 m².
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 134.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Architect-Designed Home in Hahnwald
leek lines and an abundance of glass characterise this remarkable property. It was built in 2007 on a south-facing plot, as part of an ensemble divided up according to German residential property law. The purist and individual character of the cuboid design can be seen the moment one enters through the gate. The colour scheme and materials have been finely attuned to one another, while full-length windows
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 322 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,265 m2 E&V ID W-00GDHU CONTACT KÖLN-RODENKIRCHEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 221 29 94 50 E-MAIL KOELN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bring both a brightness and transparency to the interiors. Elegant bamboo floors, smoothly plastered walls, an impressive fireplace and perfectly positioned built-in fittings all set accents. The double-height living area with ceilings of up to 6 m in height conveys a loft character and provides for an exceptional sense of space. The secluded grounds benefit from both a large terrace and beautifully landscaped garden.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 181.40 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1717 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.35 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 290 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,108 m2 E&V ID W-029HYC CONTACT RECKLINGHAUSEN (DE) EV RECKLINGHAUSEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2361 582 55 50 E-MAIL RECKLINGHAUSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his quaint farmhouse property is within walking distance of the moated castle and was built in 1717 on a large plot spanning some 3,108 m2. The splendid historical elements dating from its period of origin have been preserved for the most part throughout the house. On the ground floor there is a living room, a music room that opens on to the garden, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a dining room
adjoining the kitchen and with access to the terrace. Part of the ground floor could be used for commercial purposes. The upper floor with two children’s bedrooms, a bathroom and a large living area completes the interior space on offer. A covered seating area with a fireplace and a cosy terrace each form wonderful places to relax, while the large park-like garden grounds are a rich source of inspiration.
Charming Farmhouse Next to Moated Castle in Raesfeld
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 134.50 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1979 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 999,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 352 m2 LAND APPROX. 9,740 m2 E&V ID W-029W12 CONTACT RECKLINGHAUSEN (DE) EV RECKLINGHAUSEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2361 582 55 50 E-MAIL RECKLINGHAUSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his impressive thatched property occupies a prime location in Datteln. Its generously sized interiors provide the setting for a dream home life, with a captivating entrance hall featuring a bar, a cosy sitting room with a fireplace, and a large living area with a studio. The approx. 352 m2 living space includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper floor. A heated outdoor pool with indoor facilities and a fitness and
sauna suite cater to endless opportunities for relaxation and well-being. Generously sized terraces and garden grounds offer a wonderful ambience for both sunny and shady resting places. The property includes its own well and an approx. 1,000 m² pond with streams, a waterfall and fountains, underlining the exclusive character of this property. A self-contained apartment in the basement completes this listing.
Magnificent Luxury Property in Prime Location
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 149.50 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1948 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Exceptional Charm & Luxury
his charming and exclusive residence is located in the sought-after neighbourhood of Ahlenberg, to the south of Dortmund. Thanks to its first-class location, beautiful terraces and large, well-kept garden, the house offers the utmost level of privacy and respite to its residents. Originally built in 1948, the splendid property last underwent extensive renovation work in 2004. Spaciousness, harmony, brightness and
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 421 m2 LAND APPROX. 5,215 m2 E&V ID W-02DE8C CONTACT WITTEN (DE) EV WITTEN IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2302 91 46 10 E-MAIL WITTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
top-quality materials can be found throughout the two floors. Many of the highlights on the ground level, such as the modern fireplace, the luxury fitted kitchen and fitness suite looking out over the garden all set the scene for a tangible sense of well-being for anyone who enters this home. The six additional rooms and two bathrooms situated on the upper floor leave absolutely nothing to be desired.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: HENRIK SCHIPPER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 163.50 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1890 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Grand Residence in Idyllic Grounds
his stately manor dates from 1890 and was renovated throughout in 2005 with a keen attention to detail. The dwelling as it now stands is an exceptional country house with luxury at its heart. The classic symmetrical layout of the floor plan gives the property a pleasant, homely atmosphere, with over 250 m² of living space on each floor. Particularly impressive amenities on offer include a fitness suite with a sauna, and
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 5.15 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 681 m2 LAND APPROX. 50,760 m2 E&V ID W-02C104 CONTACT UNNA (DE) EV UNNA IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 2303 258 83 00 E-MAIL UNNA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
an exclusive wine cellar with two cool-storage rooms. The outbuilding, which has also undergone renovation, hosts some 609 m² of living space for domestic staff and a garage with parking for up to six vehicles. The exclusive standalone location guarantees both privacy and tranquillity. The park-like plot with a small forest, a large fish pond and sprawling lawns offers ample space to relax in truly idyllic rural surroundings.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 85.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Masterful Architectural Design
his two-storey residence is located on a sought-after, elevated plot at one of the prime addresses in Saarbrücken and meets all the requirements for comfortable living in a contemporary setting. Consistently axisymmetric throughout, in line with the stark rigidity of the material used, this building impresses with a carefully conceived floor layout. Doorways are perfectly placed and accentuated, breaking up this order
GERMANY, SAARLAND PRICE EUR 995,000 E&V ID W-02DVAS INTERIOR APPROX. 202 m2 LAND APPROX. 566 m2 CONTACT SAARBRÜCKEN (DE) SAARLAND IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 681 910 32 10 E-MAIL SAARBRUECKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and lending the cube an unexpected brightness and vibrancy thanks to the permanently changing plays of light. From the high-quality oak parquet flooring to the almost velvety feel of the exposed concrete, to the open plan Bulthaup kitchen, the BUS system, the triple glazing with light-conducting blinds and the built-in designer fixtures – the outstanding architectural design of this home is evident in every detail.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MARCUS MEDWED – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1978
Contemporary Luxury with a Garden & Charming Views
his exclusive detached property is located in the charming Ludwigshafen district of Oppau. Built in 1978 on a plot of some 1,000 m² with a splendid garden and overlooking the surrounding fields, it offers maximum privacy thanks to the abundance of newly planted trees. Spanning some 440 m2 in total, the entire house underwent extensive refurbishment in 2016 that was both thorough and painstaking. Besides
GERMANY, RHINELAND-PALATINATE PRICE EUR 1.1 MILL. TOTAL SURFACE AREA APPROX. 440 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2 E&V ID W-02E4TW CONTACT LUDWIGSHAFEN (DE) LANDHAUS-PFALZ IMMOBILIENSERVICES GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 621 53 90 90 90 E-MAIL LUDWIGSHAFEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the bright and spacious living area, the bedroom featuring a bathroom and rain shower as one combined space also forms a focal point of this home. The first floor comprises three further bedrooms, as well as an additional bathroom with a Jacuzzi. The exclusive Bulthaup kitchen and luxurious interior furnishings by Joop add the finishing stylish touches, while a garage with a carport next to the house completes this offer.
Exclusive Dream Home at Prime Address
et in the sought-after location of Killesberg overlooking the city and the grand neighbouring properties, this luxurious new apartment offers state-of-the-art living comforts. The purist architectural design and the use of upmarket materials is evident on immediate entry to the property, which boasts barrier-free access on the first floor. The approx. 177 m² living space includes four rooms and two bathrooms, in addition
to a balcony and terrace. The generously sized interior layout and the high-quality appointment including floor-to-ceiling windows, lofty ceilings, real wood parquet flooring and the latest domestic technologies all meet the highest living standards. The grounds afford an attractive outdoor sitting area where privacy can be enjoyed. Two parking spaces in the underground garage with elevator access round off this unique offer.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 49.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 177 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3 – 4 E&V ID W-02D2NV CONTACT STUTTGART (DE) STUTTGART IMMOBILIEN KONTOR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 711 227 24 70 E-MAIL STUTTGART@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE– ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1722
Former Hunting Lodge Dating from 1722 in Hofen
his historic property was restored in 1989 and converted into apartments. The maisonette apartment on offer here spans three floors and is impressive for its unique appointment and keen attention to detail. The central meeting point in this home is the award-winning, open plan kitchen featuring a gas fireplace, which is visually separated off from the large dining area. The spacious and elegant bathroom with a pre-in-
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 799,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 138 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4.5 E&V ID W-02E7Z7 CONTACT STUTTGART-FEUERBACH (DE) STUTTGART-NORD IMMOBILIEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 711 814 77 10 E-MAIL FEUERBACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
stalled sauna area can be found on this same level. Two bedrooms are located one floor below, while the master bedroom is currently situated on the rooftop level. Exposed wooden beams, whitewashed walls, light oak parquet and American window shutters underline the charm of this property, which was refurbished from 2016 to 2018. Two courtyard parking spaces and a vaulted cellar round off this splendid home.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1913
Dream Dwelling in the Black Forest
ver 100 years old and listed for its historic significance, this Black Forest farmhouse is an absolute dream for anyone drawn to extraordinary living. The combination of traditional construction methods and modern technologies results here in a harmonious and cosy ambience. Carefully preserved details, such as the former feeding trough, the antique wooden elements and the beautiful tiled stove provide a sense
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 487 m2 LAND APPROX. 5,762 m2 E&V ID W-02DWM8 CONTACT FREIBURG (DE) RMC FREIBURG GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 761 89 64 40 E-MAIL FREIBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of homeliness. The large living area affords a romantic flair typical for the region, and a blend of both formality and comfort. There is a guest wing with four bedrooms and the utmost comfort. A cellar, four garage spaces and additional outdoor parking complete this offer. The approx. 420 m² of utility space could be used for a range of individual purposes, with a large barn that could be converted into a remarkable studio.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JO FICHTNER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1740
Rare Gem of a Home in Klosterreichenbach
isted for its historical significance, this ensemble forms a harmonious blend of original period architecture and stylish, contemporary design. It consists of a main residence, a cottage, and approx. 10 hectares of land with springs, a stream, and a cottage garden. The main house presides over a holiday apartment, a seminar wing, and the main apartment. The antique wooden beams have been preserved in their
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.59 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m2 LAND APPROX. 104,453 m2 E&V ID W-02DPPZ CONTACT ORTENAU (DE) HISS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 781 93 99 97 00 E-MAIL ORTENAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
original form as far as possible. The bathrooms, by stylish contrast, are very modern in design. There is a wide range of possible uses open to the new buyers of this property. A cogeneration unit fuelled by liquid gas is installed on the plot with the option to input the power supply. There is also underfloor heating in the main house. The units are rented out as holiday apartments, generating an interesting source of income.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: THORSTEN FELIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 70.1 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1,999,999 INTERIOR APPROX. 366 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,517 m2 E&V ID W-02DX7F CONTACT ASCHAFFENBURG (DE) EV REAL ESTATE ASCHAFFENBURG GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6021 580 14 80 E-MAIL ASCHAFFENBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
uilt in 2009 in a Bauhaus style, this residence affords magnificent panoramic views across the vineyards as far as Aschaffenburg. The unique outdoor areas of the property were only made possible due to the privileged location. Aschaffenburg Golf Club is also very close by. On the ground floor there is a large living/dining area, as well as four further rooms and two bathrooms for children or guests. All interiors
benefit from access to the garden and fantastic views of the natural surroundings. The upper floor hosts the owners’ quarters with a master bedroom, master bathroom and large dressing area, in addition to another open plan living space. The panoramic windows and the large roof terrace provide for sensational vistas. This property also enjoys good transport links, with the A3 motorway only some 6 minutes’ drive away.
Bauhaus Property in Hösbach
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: FOTOSTUDIO SIENZ KEMPTEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 25 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A+
Unique Architecture in Bad Hindelang
his sculptural building brings the highest quality to a high altitude, a combination with immense appeal. Set on a panoramic and secluded plot of land, the seamless layout, rounded surface edges, curvilinear walls and precious materials all reflect the concept behind this unconventional and purist building. Views from the central living area into the garden make for a spectacular scene where the natural
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 483 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,450 m2 E&V ID W-02DEDW CONTACT KEMPTEN (DE) EV KEMPTEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 831 960 79 00 E-MAIL KEMPTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
scenery is incorporated into interior living. Rounded glass, iroko parquet and Samarkand natural stone all feature in the design. The kitchen shines in white, accentuated by the island made of Villa Rocca concrete. Relaxation is assured in the spa, complete with a Whirlpool, sauna and natural diving pool. Meanwhile the swimming pond on the south terrace and the roof terraces boast a superb mountain panorama.
Global Player: E&V Commercial Demand for commercial real estate is high. The global Engel & Völkers network acts as mediating broker in the sale and rental of everything from office space to apartment buildings to hotels. Mr. Beller, what exactly is the E&V Commercial service offer?
We broker commercial real estate. This is a very broad field. Our core focus, accounting for some 70 percent of our business, is the brokerage of apartment buildings. But we also manage office rentals and broker warehouses, large-scale buildings and logistics centres. Agriculture and forestry are also growing segments that see us head the brokerage of forest plots, farmland, rivers and even fishing rights. We are also specialise in the rental of retail space. This is all about location, preferably on the prestigious main shopping avenues from Hamburg to Milan. Another very exciting field for us is the investment sector, which often involves the brokerage, for example, of a whole block with several apartment buildings and a large number of units. What service standard do you offer clients? We have 60 commercial offices operating in Germany alone and also work very closely with the residential property shops. This means we have a network of around 300 offices at our disposal and are therefore able to estimate market prices very quickly indeed. We also have an international presence in strategically key countries thanks to the Engel & Völkers network. We analyse these markets, in the search for suitable premises and investment opportunities for clients. We act strategically and provide comprehensive consulting services, especially when it comes to office rentals where contracts are usually only of limited duration. In the retail sector, we undertake the search for suitable spaces for famous brands. Hotels also form part of the E&V portfolio? Yes, that’s right. This involves several remits for us. On the one hand we provide advisory services to investment funds or large hotel chains. On the other hand, a lease agreement might expire and then the issue of a new lease or even a property conversion arises, perhaps as a co-working space or student apartments. Here too, consulting and the search for suitable clients are central to our role. In addition, our specialists are also experienced at assessing and evaluating an entire hotel portfolio, for example, with a view to then optimising that portfolio. What are the biggest challenges you face? We always have to ask ourselves what use for a property makes most sense at any given time. Our business is never short-term; it is about planning and managing in the long term. The wonderful thing about Engel & Völkers is that, thanks to its network, it serves all aspects of life, even yachting and aviation, and thus every client. Dirk Beller has headed Engel & Völkers Commercial GmbH for six years. This division is very diverse, advising clients on portfolio transactions and many other issues regarding inheritance, redevelopment and conversion. To find out more please visit www.engelvoelkers.com/commercial
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Spacious, stylish and filled with light: Westwing founder Delia Fischerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own apartment is her ultimate calling card.
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The Interior Innovator The incredible story of a girl from the German countryside who became a super-successful businesswoman â&#x20AC;&#x201C; almost overnight. Meet Delia Fischer, whose bold business idea to sell furniture online turned the start-up Westwing into a publicly listed company with one million customers in eleven countries. TEXT: Christina Libuda
French bulldog Lola accompanies Delia Fischer to the office, where more than 40 other office dogs regularly come and go.
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1 A Westwing bestseller: This marble table also graces Delia Fisher’s apartment 2 Subtle, select decorative elements create quiet spaces 3 Delia Fischer loves relaxing with her dog Lola 4 The golden serving trolley is one of the highlights in Fischer’s apartment 5 With a kitchen this amazing, it’s a pity that the Westwing founder hardly ever has the time to cook 6 Almost all the furniture in Fischer’s apartment is also available at westwingnow.com, including the “Trapezium” velvet armchair by Eichholtz 7 Flower power – an interior design trick Fischer learned from her mother 8 Delia Fischer advises making the colors of the interior design elements match those in your wardrobe.
“If you have an idea you really believe in, it’s always worth taking a chance on it.” DELIA FISCHER
In just a few months, Fischer became a successful entrepreneur. stretches out out her legs and her cell Westwing kept expanding around the world, but the fast growth of phone disappears into the gap between the cushthe company brought with it a number of problems. Some offices, for ions. Judging by the fluffy carpet, the glass coffee example in India, were forced to close because the market was not yet table, the scented candles and the indirect lightready for her business. Each country also required its own logistics ing, we could be in the 34-year-old’s living room at center and warehouses. It was a stressful time for Fischer. Since then, home. If it weren’t for all the people darting past she has, however, grown a thick entrepreneurial skin, which she says the glass door in the hallway, reminding us that is necessary in order not to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown all we are in her office in Munich’s industrial zone. the time. The latter would be undesirable, given Westwing’s current The dullness of the surroundings remains outsize: the online retailer is now active in eleven European countries, side the office windows. employs 1,200 people (550 of whom are based in Munich) and has anDelia Fischer, founder of the Westwing online interior design and nual sales of 220 million euros. In October 2018 Westwing was floatfurniture shop, makes her living by creating cozy surroundings. ed on the stock exchange, which generated €132 million. Westwing She founded her start-up seven years ago and today beautifies the is no longer just an online retailer, but the ultimate e-commerce plathomes of roughly one million customers a year. In her former job form for furniture and interior design articles. So Delia Fischer has as an editor at Elle magazine she had noticed that there were great made it! She wears shoes by Christian Dior, a golden Rolex on her wrist and openly admits that beauty and fashion are online fashion retailers, but none for interior design items or furniture. At least none important in her life, which doesn’t make her she liked, or any that would offer style adany less competent, of course. But in the bevice. “Even though when you’re furnishing ginning, she had difficuly getting people to a place, that’s exactly when you need help: take her seriously. When she shared her busiWhich colors look best? What is the right ness idea at a start-up event in 2011, she was told: “Oh honey, don’t even try that.” Unbesize carpet? Those were questions that no one was answering.” The idea was born. knownst to the men dispensing this advice, Fischer had already secured her first round of Westwing was not Fischer’s only business idea, but it was the one she really befinancing. “Comments like that used to upset lieved in. If implemented correctly, she calme and I considered dressing less fashionably culated, it would revolutionize shopping for or wearing less make-up,” Fisher says. But she furniture and furnishings. However, thinkremained true to herself. ing big is one thing, acting on it another. Up he percentage of women in manageto that point, the 27-year-old had never takment positions at Westwing is higher en any great risks. She grew up rather shelthan the average at similar companies. tered in a village in Bavaria near the small “Not because we favor women, but because we focus on expertise.” Women just have to town of Nördlingen, and would jump on a bike to go visit her relatives. Everyone in the put themselves forward more often, she says. village knew each other by name and FischFischer herself no longer finds this hard. The er has never lived abroad. After graduating Westwing website lists her as the company’s from school, she moved to Munich, where founder, which her four male cofounders do she resides to this day. Certainty and order not seem to mind. A sign on her desk reads: DELIA FISCHER is one of Germany’s most successful female company founders, are important to her – values exemplified by “Girl Boss.” It is a term she finds a bit trite, despite facing prejudice when starting out. her parents. Surprisingly, it was her mother but explains: “It means that being feminine Johanna who ultimately encouraged her to go and the boss is not a contradiction.” head with her idea. “She asked me what I had to lose, and I realized Fischer describes her leadership style as friendly, almost a bit too personal. Everyone is on a first-name basis, there are no rigid hierarthe answer was: nothing.” ischer was young, single and debt-free. She was also certain chies. WhatsApp is the preferred means of communication and the she could go back to journalism if her start-up failed. Within two boss gives feedback using emojis. In any case, the atmosphere in the weeks, she had quit her job. You have to move fast with someMunich headquarters feels like it is just a few friends getting togeththing like this. In late February 2011, an acquaintance, Stefan Smaler to do some work. This is no great surprise, as many have moved here for the job from abroad – that creates camaraderie. The employees la, came on board as cofounder. Smalla had experence developing social networks, had worked for a Berlin-based start-up and had been come from 40 countries and are mostly in their early 30s. The compaan executive at one of the world’s largest management consultancies. ny language is English. Delia Fischer headhunts her employees from His knowledge of the industry paid off: By March 2011 the two had searound the world and is responsible for the creative direction of the cured the necessary financing from a venture capital fund in Munich. company. She decides on the look of the website and which products In May, they hired their first employees and opened up shop. “As my it features. To satisfy the tastes of her international customers, she father was helping us move into the office, he worriedly told my mom is supported by some 100 scouts who seek out new trends and small that we had overextended ourselves, that the space was far too big,” labels in the countries where Westwing operates. “That’s how even Fischer fondly recalls. But at a staff meeting in July, by which time the a small label from Provence making table linen finds its way to us.” company had 20 employees (most of whom still work for Westwing), Fischer is never offline. Even in bed she scrolls through her Instagram feed looking for new interior design trends. “There is no septhe conference room was already too small. Several months later, in aration between work and leisure, it’s all interlinked.” Despite being the pre-Christmas season, Westwing was inundated with orders. All one of Europe’s top experts on interior design, she spends very little the employees – once again joined by Fischer’s dad – helped out in the warehouse so as to be able to fill all the orders. “That was the first time time at home. She cannot even remember the last time she watched a I realized that the company could get really big.” movie. “But that’s the way I like it,” she says. elaxed, Delia Fischer leans back onto the velvet sofa. She
You finally ended up in sports medicine although you originally wanted to become a pediatrician. How did that happen?
tach to these irregularities because they “think” it is damaged tissue, and begin to produce proteins and healing substances that we then collect in high concentrations. The result is a kind of healing cocktail consisting of anti-inflammatory substances that also reduces swelling. Why does this method work differently for every single person? Be cause everyone has different cell tissue. From the very beginning, it was important to me to develop individual skin care products and treatments that were tailormade. I myself have had serious skin prob lems back then: My skin was very dry and I suffered blackheads all the time. Every three weeks I needed to go and see my cosmetologist for a clearing facial. Until I had enough! Because I could not find any prod uct on the market that would help me, I started creating my own face cream. My grandmother was a pharmacist and knew how to do it. She advised me on what ingredients you need to to make a good cream. Then, together with my pharmacist, I developed my MC1 cream: Free of preservatives, mineral oils and fra grance – but containing my own pro teins, created from my own blood. I still use it today, by the way.
I was studying sports How much does a costom made MC1 and saw a notice in the orthopedics department that they were looking blood cream cost? In Germany, the for someone to write their doctorate entire process, including bloodwork and cream, costs roughly 650 euros. on professional ski racers. I love ski ing, and at one point, even had con Each cream you order after that sidered becoming a professional ski costs only around 250 euros. Out er myself, so I thought: That’s me. side Germany, for instance in Great But when I was told that the topic Britain, the cream costs more, about had been assigned to someone else, I 1,000 British pounds. became so insistent that they finally Introducing the application of the orthopedic method into skincare relented and gave it me, after all. So I traveled with the professionals to symbolizes the breakthrough that the Sölden ski resort in Austria and jump-started your career. How did started training with them. That’s you come up was this unusual idea how I got into orthopedic medicine. of using the platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) method for treating I thought it was cool, also because I the skin? I think when you’re work liked working with men at the time. ing with well-known researchers When I turned 27, I went on to work at a orthopedic doctor’s office in you tend create unusual ideas. I am also a person who loves to go against Düsseldorf, where I became close ly involved with scientific research the grain and does things different for the first time. I worked in a team ly than everybody else. Back then al consisting of German orthopedic ready, I started wondering about the practice of injecting hyaluronic acid doctors and professors from Pitts Fun fact: The biggest fans of Dr. Barbara Sturm burgh and Harvard who helped de because it dissipates quickly and you and her luxury cosmetic products from Germany veloping a therapy that consisted of have to keep reinjecting it. It became are young women between 25 and 35. drawing blood, extracting anti-in more and more clear to me that one flammable substances and inject would have on the molecular level of ing these back into a person’s joints. A revolutionary method back the cells. That’s the reason why I called my company Molecular Cos then! I supported them with their studies, attended conferences and metics. You have to stimulate the cells and draw out inflammation. When did you realize that your method was actually working? At the through all that developed a quiet scientific approach. In 2001 a friend of mine, a dentist, asked me if I wanted to follow time, there was a doctor here in L.A. who was treating all the big Hol him to Stuttgart, where a company was teaching lip injections, a beau lywood stars. He had heard about our method and had sent his pa ty procedure that had originated in the United States. I was fascinated tients to Germany on numerous occasions. One day, I found myself by it! In Canada and Brazil I went on to learn the best techniques from sitting across from Sylvester Stallone. I’ve remained friends with John the gurus and developed my own methods of treatment. Luckily, I am Cusack to this day, the same with Danny Glover. Then on my second quite a creative person. You have to be if you want to do that kind of visit to L.A. I met the chiropractor Dennis Colonello who works on thing as a career. At some point, I came up with the idea of adapting all the Hollywood stars who introduced me to many of his patients. the orthopedic method and transferred it to the skin. That was around Over the years, Dennis and I became good friends. 2002 and the beginning of my beauty career. Today, this treatment is For every great career you also need a bit of luck. Its seems you were lucky to have met all the right people at the right time ... You have to known as a “vampire facial” or a “blood facial.” How exactly does the method work? You use a syringe containing be good with people in this business. And I’ve always been a real peo Continued on page 170 tiny, irregular glass balls to draw blood. The cells in the blood then at ple person. I’m very c ommunicative,
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mind, I’ll just go through with it. And although I still sometimes went out to parties in the evenings and nev er forced myself to stick to a strict study regime, I did quite well on the exam. I have a photographic memory, so it’s easy for me to memorize charts. I remember my husband saying to me that medicine can’t be that difficult after all. That’s when I realized that he didn’t take me se riously. I started to became increasingly unhappy and eventually sug gested that we go our separate ways for a while. I went to the universi ty, took out a student loan, moved out of our home and left everything behind – except for my child. I didn’t want to be depending on any one for material things and remember thinking – and this gave me hope –, that I had a degree in medicine und would certainly one day earn enough money to support and raise my child all by myself! Char ly was only three years old at the time. Yes, it was difficult. And I prob ably would never have managed if it hadn’t been for my parents.
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which helps, naturally. And it was very easy to get to know people in Hollywood. Today I’m familiar with both the old Hollywood and the new. Many of the older generation flew in to see me in Germany for treatment and then I would send them our creams. Back then, I only used the method on my patients, I never commercialized it. Continued from page 168
Today, your brand Dr. Barbara Sturm dominates the luxury cosmetics market. What made you start your own cosmetic skincare line? (Editor’s note: There are 45 different products available, including a line for children). When
the MC1 cream was the only cream in my program, my patients would start to ask me more and more often: What else do you recommend? Which cleanser or mask? I switched on to the problem right away and thought to myself: I can’t just send them to the next best drugstore! And of course I knew from my own experience that there was nothing on the market that had helped me. So it became clear to me pretty quickly that I would have to develop those products myself. That’s how I started developing my own line. From the very beginning, I always wanted nothing but the best for my patients and it was important to me to use high-quality, scientifically tested ingredients that really worked. I spent many years studying ingredients. In the end, I had to decide which ones suited my philosophy the best, namely, which ones kept the cells alive, drew out the inflammation while moisturizing and protecting the skin.
it will make them feel less threatened. Just imagine what they would have thought if they had had the slightest idea that this doctor would one day cause such a stir in the cosmetics industry! How would you advise women today who are just starting out? What always helped me was my pure, naive optimism. It kept me from falling prey to doubt, and my openness to people and ideas enabled me and my success. The road was often difficult and stony, but I’m a tough cookie. Even today people are often asking me: My goodness, how on earth do you do it? It’s not just my skincare line, I also still have my patients. I don’t have a CEO running the business side of things either, I take care of that and of marketing, too, as well as looking for new employees and exploring new markets such as Asia, for which we’ve just developed a new Brightening line. But I love being involved in all the different aspects of my life and my business. I don’t want to spend all my time standing beside a treatment chair. I’ve done it for so long and still do it for my regular patients because I love my work. But I am driven to develop the best products and technologies to help as many people as possible achieve a more beautiful, healthier skin. Your great breakthrough happened in 2013 when you convinced the online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter to take on your cosmetic line - which turned into their bestseller. According to Laetitia von Hessen, co-founder of NicheBeauty, the incredible success of your brand started the current G-Beauty trend – a new demand for beauty brands made in Germany.
What was it like back then to work with skin doctors – in an almost ex-
But despite your successes you also have to struggle with criticism.
clusively male envirement? Back
then I really enjoyed working with men, I thought it was cool. When you’re a young woman and fstill doing your residency, men are absolutely no problem at all. But as soon as you develop your own profile and start competing with them, their egos start to bruise and the fun ends. Looking back it’s funny what happened after Nick Nolte came to see me at my office in Düsseldorf, I told him then that I was just about to leave for the island of Sylt with my daughter for two weeks and asked if he could come and see me after I got back. Instead, he came along to Sylt! The owner of the wellknown Sansibar restaurant saw us and arranged an interview with Germany’s biggest Sunday paper. A few days later, the phones back at my office starting ringing off the hook. At the time, there were five or six men working there along with me. Those male doctors all pulled pretty long faces when new patients called and specifically asked to be treated by me (she laughs).
How do you handle that? I
One day the actor George Hamilton appeared on your doorstep. That
young women in particular. Your main target group (according to Niche
doctor’s visit turned into a love story that lasted seven years … George
Beauty) is between 25 and 35 years old. Your Instagram business ac-
was so funny. I certainly hadn’t planned to fall in love with him. He came into my office for treatment and we became friends. Some weeks later, he asked me if I wanted to go along to a conference in Las Vegas with him – that’s how it began. Through him, I met Cher, who later introduced me to my current husband Adam – the first man I am with who is my age. (she laughs). Five years ago, the two of us got married in Cher’s garden. I have never been happier than with Adam! How did your male colleagues reacted to your growing success? They didn’t treat me very well. That’s why I set up my own office in the same building on the same street, with five cabins. My father helped me with the extension. I opened in 2006 along with my oldest assistant, Uli, who is my confidant to this day. I still remember how, in the hard beginnings, there were days when we didn’t have a single patient!
count has 141,000 followers, 21,600 are following you on your private
have developed a very good skincare line. But skincare is not the jewel in the crown! And G Beauty, in my opinion, is a marketing concept developed by marketing people. My interest begins and ends with science, with ingredients and the development of incredible products and skin results. My competitors are often my greatest critics – they should concentrate more on their own products and less on what other people are doing. Currently you are building your first Dr. Barbara Sturm shop on Bond Street in downtown Manhattan with three cabins, where you intend to offer primarily cosmetic treatments. Where do you see yourself in
I live in the present and don’t make ten-year plans (she laughs.) But after New York, I’m planning to open my next shop in Los Angeles. My brother is helping me with construction – he’s a wonderful architect, just like my father. ten years?
It’s quiet interesting to see how popular your cosmetic line is among
Germany and L.A. to see your patients in the States. Wasn’t that quite
More and more young women today are investing in good-quality beauty products as well as very expensive ones. This is something we have learned over the past few years. They want to do the best they can for their skin before it’s too late. And our philosophy – love your skin and stop the aggression – resonates with this young, very critical group of consumers. A surprising number of young women approach me directly, they write to me or even address me on the street. Emma Roberts, for instance, wrote me a personal message on Instagram. Jaime King is another celebrity who contacted me. I’ve become friends with quite a few of my customers and we are constantly in touch on a personal level. That sort of thing can be challenging, of course: Trying to stay in touch and not forget about anyone despite my extremely busy schedule. But I’m a very unconventional person when it comes to lots of things, so I prefer to rely on my intuition.
a balancing act? Yes
Last question: If someone wanted to treat themselves to just one of
But even during those testing times you continued traveling between
of course. Back then I also used to travel to the States four times a year and always paid for the trips out of my own pocket. In Germany, the funny thing is, I would often hear people say: “Oh, she has such a rich boyfriend, he pays for everything.” But the thing was, I have always only ever paid for myself! On the other hand, I thought it was kind of cool that people underestimated me to such a degree and thought to myself: Let them think what they want, maybe
one. What is your secret?
the products in your, granted, rather expensive line, what should it be? What would you recommend? If you can only buy one thing, buy the Face Cream! The next step would be the Cleanser, which gives you incredibly fine pores, then the Hyaluron Serum and finally the Glow Drops. But we’re constantly expanding our portfolio, and in 2019 we are looking forward to launching 16 new products.
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Continued from page 27 native Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky died in the year 2000 at the age emotive because the architects set out to be controversial, as well as to of 102, but had insured her immortality by designing the Frankfurt confront, to provoke, to shake things up and to make people marvel. Kitchen. She had experienced and suffered through the turmoils of The High Line, too, was controversial before people took the new el- the last century, such as Stalinism and the Nazi dictatorship. Givevated park into their hearts. Diller herself has just been named one en this, using scientific analysis to optimize and streamline peoof the 100 most influential people of 2018 by Time Magazine. She was ple’s way around the kitchen may seem like a mundane feat, but she improved the everyday lives of millions, most of whom were probthe only representative of her field, no male architects made the list. Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was awarded the Pritzker Prize in ably women. Italian-born Lina Bo Bardi emigrated to Brazil where 2010, together with her male business partner Ryue Nishizawa who is she saved a decaying oil barrel factory by turning it into a cultural, ten years her junior and used to be her employee. He likes to say that sports and social work center called SESC Pompéia. A godsend for she “is the boss.” In addition to their joint studio SANAA in Tokyo, a place like São Paulo. each of them also runs a firm of their own. She designed the HokSaving, preserving, protecting and helping: Do different verbs deusai Museum in Tokyo, while he was responsible for the museum scribe the work of female architects compared to that of their male on Teshima Island. Together, they created the 21st Century Museum colleagues? Not necessarily… Eileen Gray built herself an enchanted of Contemporary Art love nest in the shape in Kanazawa, a huge of the Villa E-1027 on glass circle from which the green slopes of a the exhibition rooms hill above the French Riviera in Cap Martin. rise up like cubes. It It is highly elegant, fitis difficult to pinpoint ted out with the ingenwho was responsible for which features. His ious designer’s own style is rather soft and furniture, and was later further refined by round; hers bold and jagged. murals created by Le “The power of the Corbusier. The American architect Susana MeToo movement to change a culture is unTorre designed a sanctuary on the Spanish stoppable,” said Amancoast, near Carbonda Levete last March as eras. But to her, the sea she was presented with view was just as importhe Jane Drew Prize for women in architecture. tant as the intellectual Jane Drew was a British challenge of designpioneer of modernism. ing the seven-apartHIGH LINE, NEW YORK CITY, USA Together with Le Corment complex in by ELIZABETH DILLER busier and Pierre Jeansuch a way that its neret, she created the First controversial, then well-loved: the decommissioned railway line. proportions would be model city of Chandiin perfect harmony. garh in India in the 1950s, another pioneering achievement in the field. Beauty created through functionality and mathematics – this has For her part, Levete credited the persistence of the women’s movement been a guiding principle of architecture since ancient times. with creating the freedoms she enjoys today, including the freedom to Maybe the search for differences is a waste of time. Good architeckeep winning new and exciting commissions over her male competi- ture is just good architecture, and that’s that. The Catalan architect tors. Things are not as entrenched as they once were. Amanda Levete Carme Pigem was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2017, together with has been able to establish herself as a star architect. Her spectacular, two male colleagues from her RCR Arquitectes firm. She was only the sweeping and boldly curved buildings like the extension to the V&A third woman to receive this accolade. There had been prizes jointly Museum in London or the MAAT art and technology center in Lisbon awarded to two architects before, for example Herzog & de Meuron, or SANAA. However, the winners being a group of three highlightalmost feel like a “thank you” in architectural form. erhaps Zaha Hadid was the true pioneer of women in architeced that teamwork has long been common in architecture and is now ture. For a long time, the Iraqi-born Briton was seen as an aressential. Proof of this is the museum designed by the three, which chitect who developed uniquely bold ideas, which were not, is dedicated to the work of painter Pierre Soulages and located in the however, actually constructed. But in 1993, her wildly angular fire French city of Rodez. There isn’t a building that resonates more with station designed for the Vitra company in the German city of Weil the oeuvre of its featured artist. am Rhein propelled her straight to the top. To a realm where no one Pigem’s compatriot, Carme Pinós, recently recounted some aspects cares about the architect’s gender anymore. In 2004, she became the of her life story on a stage in Hamburg, Germany. Its twists and first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Prize. Her buildings do not turns shed light on part of the female experience. The architect – tolerate objections, they are sensational combinations of mass and whose spectacular structures include the Caixa Cultural Center in weightlessness: the Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck, the Phæno Sci- the northern Spanish city of Saragossa, the most recent MPavilion ence Center in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Innovation Tower in Hong in Queen Victoria Park in Melbourne, Australia and the bold office towers Cube I and Cube II in Guadalajara, Mexico – said she grew Kong, and the Opera House in Guangzhou, China. Is there actually such a thing as female architecture? And if so, is up with lots of brothers and a father who desperately wanted to keep it distinct from its male counterpart by virtue of its dimensions or the old family farm from falling into ruin. None of his sons were inintentions? Is it more considerate? If only it was that easy! Vienna terested in maintaining the buildings, so she stepped up to the plate.
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The children have all attended (the youngest girl still does) the same Melinda is a woman of action. Whether talking to people in Banglaprivate school in Seattle that Bill attended as a boy. All three appear desh or Africa, she always wants to know what the problems are that to be well-adjusted, confident and happy kids. Their parents, whose people face on a day-to-day basis. She and her eldest daughter once wealth is currently valued at over € 92 billion, have succeeded in provid- stayed with a family in Tanzania, where they spent the night in a goat ing them with a normal childhood, raising them untouched by scan- shed. Over time and as a result of her travels, Melinda has learned dals and far from the influence of drugs. one thing for certain: that to affect structurThey have learned to set the table and wash al change in a society, you have to invest in dishes just like any other children. Unlike women and girls, in education and empowmany, however, they weren’t allowed to own erment. Women and girls are often over-proa smartphone until they turned 14. Plus: portionally represented among the poorest The Gates children grew up knowing that of the poor and among the illiterate memthey would only inherit a small share of bers of society. Achieving gender equalitheir parents’ vast wealth because 95 perty is the issue Melinda Gates has become cent of it would be given away. most devoted to, and it’s the subject of her n 2006, Warren Buffet announced that first book, which will be published in April: he was going to donate 80 percent of his The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Wommulti-billion-dollar fortune to the Gates en Changes the World. Foundation. He and Bill have been friends In the annual ranking of powerful womMelinda Gates studies statistics, but for decades, but his decision had just as en published by the U.S. business magathat’s not all. She likes to learn about peomuch to do with his trust in Melinda as it zine Forbes, Melinda Gates currently holds ple’s everyday lives when she travels. did with Bill. A few years ago, he told Fortune sixth place. In previous years, she has even magazine that Bill was “smart as hell, obviously,” but that “in terms been ranked third, ahead of some female heads of state. In 2015, in of seeing the whole picture,” Melinda was smarter. Buffet’s initial do- response to a question about her new role on the world stage, she nation turned into The Giving Pledge, an initiate started by him, to- said: “I couldn’t find [an advocate] who embodied to me the voice of gether with Bill and Melinda Gates, in which wealthy individuals or women around the world. And so I thought, ‘If I’m the one, then I families promise to give away at least half of their wealth to charity. just need to do it. I have to have courage and not worry.’”
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Milestones of Empowerment 1839
The U.S. state of M ississippi passes a law allowing women to own property, albeit only with their husbands’ consent
On October 5th, hundreds of armed and starving market women set off from Paris for Versailles. In the following years of the French Revolution, the first women’s clubs are founded
1849 Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree
1553 England’s first female ruler Mary I ascends to the throne
British writer Mary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Vélez in northeastern Colombia becomes the first city to introduce women’s suffrage
1889 The first trade union for women workers is founded in Berlin
1900 Olga Petit qualifies as France’s first female lawyer
1884 The first women’s tennis tournament is held at Wimbledon
1903 Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst founds the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) with her daughters Christabel and Sylvia. Two years later they launch their campaign
1960 The first contraceptive pill is launched in the U.S.
1920 Women’s suffrage is introduced in the United States
Article 109 of the Weimar constitution introduces women’s suffrage in Germany
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to pilot an airplane across the Atlantic
2008 2017/2018 #MeToo and #TimesUp make headlines. Sexual assault charges are brought against once-powerful men like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby
Hillary Clinton becomes the first former First Lady to run for president, but she loses and serves as secretary of state
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Switzerland introduces women’s right to vote. In the principality of Liechtenstein this takes another 13 years, until 1984
The Abortion Act gives women in England, Scotland and Wales the right to terminate a pregnancy
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