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WELCOME Dear Readers, s Friedrich Schiller put it way back at the beginning of the nineteenth century: “To all the rest are hope and mirth, when spring renews its prime.” It’s a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with. After – what at least feels like – an excessively long winter season, a great surge of energy always grips me at the sight of the first spring sunshine. I feel particularly reinvigorated to tackle new projects. My hometown of Hamburg presents itself in all its glory. The trees around the Alster Lake start to bloom and the numerous parks are once again resplendent in lush greens. But it is not only Hamburg that wakes from its hibernation at that time of the year, many other places also make attractive vacation spots in spring. My personal springtime dream destination is Mallorca. Until well into March, its roughly seven million almond trees turn the Balearic Island into a sea of white and pink blossoms. My family and I enjoy this impressive spectacle of nature at my historical finca “Son Coll” in the southwest of the island. Greece also holds a great fascination for me. In its capital Athens, you can experience the flair of a modern metropolis, while at the same time exploring world-famous ancient sites. Those who would like to spend agreeable hours by the seaside should head for the Athenian Riviera with its scenic beaches, or to the many picturesque islands like Santorini, Mykonos and Crete, of course. For those who prefer spending their vacation onboard a boat rather than on dry land, the waters between the islands and the mainland provide many options for varied, memorable days. Springtime in Europe is also perfect for city trips due to the mild, but not yet overly elevated temperatures. I recently explored the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Its Baixa old town boasts narrow streets and charming tiled frontages that create a unique atmosphere. A visit to the fortress of Castelo de São Jorge is equally impressive. From there, visitors have a great view of the whole city, all the way down to the Tagus River. This current edition of GG magazine provides further inspiration for trips to the most stunning travel destinations around the world. And if you are still looking for your dream property, you are bound to find it perusing GG, too. I hope you enjoy this latest edition.
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The Art of Travel … They’re increasingly harder to find – those places where time seems to stand still but which have nevertheless adapted to the modern age. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the world’s most elegant and spectacular hotels – the H ôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Cap d’Antibes in southern France – we have put together another travel issue. Join us for a tour of the beautiful French Riviera and learn the history of this traditional, iconic hotel that was originally built as a haunt for writers. Accompany us to Namibia in southwest Africa for a glimpse of what is perhaps the continent’s most gorgeous scenery; visit the Caribbean island of Mustique, made famous by Princess Margaret and Mick Jagger; acquaint yourself with two variations on luxury in Bali – deep in the jungle and beside the sea; take a journey into the past with the beautifully restored Orient Express. And if you’d like to know what’s been happening in Mallorca, read all about the well-known Cappuccino Group’s grand coup: The Hotel Mamá in the island’s capital, Palma. Enjoy our travel issue, we hope it provides lots of inspiration! Yours,
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Here’s proof: Photographer Douglas Friedman puts his whole self into finding the best positions in which to capture Laura Bailey – model and Creative Ambassador for the Oetker Collection – at the pool of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Interested in more pictures from behind the scenes? Just scan the QR code!
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DAGMAR VON TAUBE As chief reporter at Welt am Sonntag, Dagmar von Taube has interviewed many singular and influential people, from Hillary Clinton to Roman Polanski. In 2009, Berlin Now, a photography collection that she edited, was published by teNeues. In her story about Mustique (p. 60), she tells us what it’s like to sleep in the beds of Princess Margaret and David Bowie.
The son of Spanish and German parents, Hans Lenz was born with a love of Mallorca. For the past eight years, Lenz has been Managing Director of Engel & Völkers Mallorca Southwest, selling more than 1,000 properties on the Balearic island. “Villa Seahouse” (page 68) is the latest jewel in his portfolio.
PETRA WINTER Petra Winter is the editorin-chief of fashion magazines Madame and Monsieur, a position that requires lots of nofrills travel. But one recent train ride was different: “On the Venice Simplon-OrientExpress, the journey is the destination,” she says. “As an Agatha Christie fan, I’ve often imagined traveling on this train – and the real experience was just as I imagined it.”
On the sunny side
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PHOTOS: SIMON WATSON (1), ANTJE DEBUS (1)
On the steps of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. From left to right: Maria Mundt (art director), Andre Cueto Saavedra (hair stylist), Rosemarie Cook (stylist), Aurélie Payen (makeup artist), Laura Bailey (model), Douglas Friedman (photographer), Michaela Cordes (editor-in-chief), Caterina Ospina Buitrago (stylist’s assistant).
About 20 years ago, Argentinean architecture photographer Eduardo Marquez moved to the Spanish vacation island of Mallorca. For GG, he photographed “Villa Seahouse,” which features in our For Sale story (page 68), and – thanks to the coastal panorama and evening sun – fell in love with his adopted homeland once again.
AT HOME With Laura Bailey at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc – which is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
AT HOME Few people, lots of space: a safari to three remarkable and stylish wilderness camps in Namibia.
20 Between the jungle and the sea: the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts on Bali.
ART & DESIGN
24 Size doesn’t matter! Highlights of contemporary design.
26 German luxury travel operator Berner Travel creates individual experiences.
28 From rust to ocher to orange – natural colors set the stage this spring.
30 Denim is back with a vengeance! The most stylish looks of the season.
LOOK Coffee to go! A coffee cart complete with cup holders by Hugh Miller Furniture.
AT HOME No unwelcome visitors: the small, private Caribbean island of Mustique.
32 For coffee lovers: This cool equipment will turn your hobby into an art.
WOMAN Cuddle up: Hand-tufted cushion “Omar” in trendy shades of rust, Habitat.
AT HOME HÔTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC NAMIBIA
36 A timelessly elegant refuge for generations: The glamorous grande dame on the Côte d’Azur is turning 150.
48 Face-to-face with black rhinos: A tour
of three luxurious safari camps in the endless expanse of the Namib Desert.
ORIENT EXPRESS MUSTIQUE
54 From Venice to London in historic
carriages: A trip on the Orient Express is an extravagant adventure.
60 Exclusive Caribbean retreat: For dec-
ades, royals and rock stars have enjoyed true privacy on Mustique.
PHOTOS: DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN (1) – STYLIST: ROSEMARIE COOK (ASSISTENT: CATERINA OSPINA BUITRAGO), MAKEUP: AURÉLIE PAYEN, HAIR: MÉLANIE; EARRINGS: BIBI MARINI, PANTS: EMILIA WICKSTEAD, TOP: EBERJEY, BRACELET: ALIGHIERI, SHOES: GERARD DAREL; © WILDERNESS SAFARIS/DANA ALLEN (1); © MUSTIQUE (1)
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ART & DESIGN Johan Deckmann designs fictitious book covers. FOR SALE “Villa Seahouse” on Mallorca is a stunning property built on a cliff overlooking Port d’Andratx.
A D SEC T I O N
68 A contemporary jewel: “Villa Sea-
house” in southwestern Mallorca.
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
OFFICES Palma hot spot: Hotel Mamá is the Cappuccino Group’s first hotel.
76 Mansions, villas, office space – the best real estate around.
140 Juan Picornell: The man behind the
Cappuccino Group and Hotel Mamá.
144 Grand opening of “Villa Seahouse” with Renato Minotti on Mallorca.
MAN Marbled: denim-covered designer table by Sophie Rowley.
150 Gems and curiosities for your
coffee table and nightstand – plus a piece of literary furniture.
154 Huge: Two mountain-like designs by Thomas Heatherwick in Shanghai.
AT HOME All aboard! Shiny buttons are just the beginning on the Orient Express.
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8 A foreword to the new issue. 10 The Art of Travel … 152 Where we got it all: names,
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PHOTO: FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS
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Star of the jungle: The luxurious Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is still as enchanting as when it opened 20 years ago.
A Journey of Contrasts
Heaven and earth united: The floor of the open-air lobby at the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay reflects the clouds and vegetation.
For those looking to enjoy Bali from its most sumptuous side, thereâ€™s a wonderful double experience to be had: It leads from the golden private beach of the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay to the depths of the Balinese jungle and the Four Seasons at Sayan. A tale of divine relaxation, encounters with rice farmers and Michelin-starred cuisine on the banks of the Ayung River.WORDS: Christina Libudaâ€ƒPHOTOS: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
1 A sunset boat ride at the Jimbaran Bay 2 Between paddy fields and palms: the yoga pavilion at the Four Seasons at Sayan 3 The pool-scape at the Jimbaran Bay 4 During the Sacred Nap, guests float above the ground in a silk hammock, lulled off to sleep by guided meditation 5 + 7 Yusuke Aoki, head patisserie chef at the FS Jimbaran Bay, has earned several awards for his chocolate creations, most recently the Chocolate Chef 2018 accolade from chocolate maker V alrhona 6 Between the treetops: the lotus pond on the roof of the FS Sayan 8 At the FS Sayan, guests can spend a day learning about the life of a rice farmer 9 All the villas at FS Sayan come with a view into the jungle.
“The Sacred Nap is a return to childhood, exclusively created for Four Seasons guests.”
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keep your eyes closed,” in the middle of a huge lotus pond on the roof of the hotel – and offers whispers the Hindu teacher as he encircles a view that’s guaranteed to leave no guest’s soul unmoved. “It’s like a my folded hands with his own. I’ve only just spoon in a giant rice bowl,” says Anglo-Malay architect John Heah of the famous design he unveiled more than 21 years ago. The “rice bowl” stumbled out of the airport shuttle and into – an offering to the gods – is meant to express affinity with the island’s the lobby of the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay on the island of Bali, but after this native culture: In Hinduism, Bali is known as the Island of the Gods. short welcome meditation I already feel a litA spiral staircase takes me to the reception area, which commands tle more in touch with my inner core. The a 180-degree panorama of the surrounding jungle. I can see little ritual is the perfect preparation for the days monkeys jumping from branch to branch. This is one of those placahead, which I will be spending in pursuit es you never forget. Julia Roberts stayed here while she was filming of one thing only: total relaxation. Eat Pray Love in 2009, and former U.S. president Barack Obama visA golf cart takes me through the 14-hectare complex, which stands ited with his family in 2017. he resort covers seven hectares of jungle. There are three reson a hill on the Bukit peninsula that forms the southern tip of Bali. taurants, a bar, a library, a spa and wellness center and a kids’ It borders on the old fishing village of Jimbaran. Between the densely club. The 60 villas and suites have been integrated into the planted coconut and sugar palms, frangipani and hibiscus, there are 147 luxurious villas, built and laid out like a Balinese village. Behind a landscape so skillfully that you can neither see nor hear your neighsturdy wooden door, my accommodation awaits me with a palm-lined bors. Echoing the design of the main building, the entrance to my terrace, an infinity pool and a view of Jimbaran Bay, which stretches villa is on the roof, surrounded by a lotus pond. A path takes me to a staircase that leads down to my own private outdoor space – complete for roughly five kilometers. A wall, traditionally used to ward off the with an infinity pool and a view of the lush vegetation. island’s demons, ensures absolute privacy. The palm-thatched villa is The interior features traditional Balinese teak furniture, furnished in a classic, timeless style. Colorful ikat textiles hand-woven fabrics and timeand intricately detailed woodless design in various shades work by Balinese master carvof cream. The boundaries beer Made Jojol add a touch of tween inside and outdoors are authenticity to the elegant surblurred – the spaces can be roundings. When you open opened up with sliding doors. the terrace doors, a gentle sea And at sunrise, I’m woken by breeze wafts in. the ever-changing symphonies The foaming waves of the of the orchestra that inhabits Indian Ocean break off of Ulthe jungle. I start the day with uwatu at the very tip of the ismorning yoga and rafting on land and lap gently onto the the Ayung River. golden sands of the hotel’s priThen I get to take a look at vate beach. The resort, which the hotel’s paddy fields. I’m opened more than 25 years greeted by a farmer standing ago, was the first hotel on Bali up to his ankles in dark brown At the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay, there are daily blessings and to offer guests not just five-star mud. His hands have been meditation sessions on the cliffs above the Indian Ocean. Honeymoonluxury but the most exquisite sanded smooth by the soil. He ers are among those who appreciate the magic of the place. cuisine to match. You could knocks the grains of rice off the say this hotel is as old as the Bali hype itself. stalks and lays them out in the sun to dry. White gold – that’s what And as with anything that has stood the test of time, the people here the locals call it. know what matters from experience. The food is fantastic, the staff Still immersed in my impressions of the rice paddy, I spend the are incredibly friendly and proactive and what’s on offer at the spa will afternoon suspended from the ceiling of a bamboo pavilion in a take your breath away. I opt for an amethyst wrap. Based on the powhammock of violet silk. During the “Sacred Nap,” I’m rocked off to ers the mineral is attributed with, the treatment claims a balancing sleep like a baby. The method was invented by wellness mentor Ibu and revitalizing effect. The healing stone wrap keeps its promise: On Fera, a former Buddhist nun. As she quietly recites her mantras, I this trip, nothing gets me worked up. feel my mind drifting off. ali, Twice the Magic” is a package from the Four Seasons chain I don’t fully come to my senses until I order an espresso martini that offers guests the chance to visit both the hospitality comat the bar of the exclusive Sokasi restaurant, a tiny place with just pany’s resorts on the Indonesian island. So the very next day eight settings and a show kitchen on the bank of the Ayung River. The chef is there in person, passionately explaining how the duck I set out for the depths of the Balinese rainforest, where my second was wrapped in banana leaves and spent 12 hours stewing underdestination awaits. It’s not far from Ubud, the cultural and spiritual ground in a clay oven to reach the desired tenderness. heart of the island. The journey takes around two hours. The roads I’m struck by how often my Four Seasons trip has surprised me – are choked with traffic, everyone is honking their horns in the hope of advancing just a few centimeters. But then the noise dies down with what I’ve seen, tasted and experienced. But then again, that’s and before I know it, has faded away entirely. precisely what outstanding hotel concepts are based on: creativity and I open the car window. The outside air smells of earth and nature. innovation. At the end of my stay, I visit the Hindu water temple of It’s not much further to our destination: the Four Seasons Resort at Pura Tirta Empul. According to Hindu beliefs, bathing in the holy water cleanses the mind and soul. Wrapped in a colorful sarong, I Sayan. In 2018, Travel + Leisure magazine voted it the best hotel in the world. I walk across a wooden bridge that rises spectacularly above the follow my guru and learn how to prayer like the Hindus. I breathe treetops and turns every arrival into an experience. The bridge ends in, breathe out, and close my eyes. reathe in, breathe out,
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THIS IS ART! In his art projects, Danish psychotherapist Johan Deckmann deals with the complexities of interpersonal relationships. He designs beautifully witty, satirical covers for fictitious self-help books, and is on Instagram: @johandeckmann.
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From a gigantic airport to light art – these contemporary design highlights are truly inspiring. RILLIANT The Joouly designB er lamp is multitalented: The combined LED light, bluetooth loudspeaker and beverage refrigerator even changes color.
EFLECTIVE R This work by Aleksandar Duravcevic shimmers in all the colors of the rainbow.
MOUTH OF THE VOLCANO Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo (Instagram: @iamfm) created the “Magma” frame from sand and resin. It resembles molten volcanic rock flowing around a golden mirror.
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What constitutes the perfection vacation? Ideas vary widely. That’s why Munich-based luxury travel operator Berner Travel has specialized in turning clients’ wishes into individualized dream vacations. We spoke to company founder Christoph Berner. What distinguishes Berner Travel from other tourism companies?
We operate in the premium segment of the market and don’t offer off-the-shelf vacations. Each trip is planned individually. Depending on the wishes of the client, we organize the hotel, certainly, but also the desired hotel room. Our concierge services include reservations at restaurants, theater tickets, private shopping and food tours. We only offer experiences we can recommend ourselves. Does that mean that you have taken each one of these trips as well?
Before we offer a service, we always test it out ourselves to ensure it meets our high standards. What’s the biggest challenge in your industry? Some clients will give us a call the day before they want to go on a customized trip. Being able to respond requires speed and contacts in the right places. Which you naturally have … Thanks to our exclusive partnership agreements, we generally manage to put everything in place. We also work with local suppliers that are able to facilitate unique experiences, even at short notice. Our food guide in Osaka, for example, takes our guests through crazy Japanese markets and to authentic restaurants normally only frequented by local people, where meat is barbecued right at the table. Can you describe some of the impressive experiences you have or-
ganized? About ten years ago, we arranged a dinner on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. More recently we organized a private, Little Mermaid-themed birthday party in the Maldives, complete with costumes, music and so on. However, glitz and glamour are a bit 5 passé, time and nature are the real luxuries these days. That’s why the wildest requests are usually Robinson Crusoe-style experiences on desert islands, or nights spent under the starry 1 Part of the Berner Travel portfoskies of the Serengeti. lio: the Aman Kyoto luxury hotel in Japan 2 The 100-meter infinity pool Are these perennial favorites? Yes, anywhere in the Indian at the Silversands Grenada luxury Ocean region, in fact: the Maldives, the Seychelles or Mauriresort is stiff competition for the tius – as well as safaris in South Africa. New York and Paris reCaribbean beyond it 3 Surrounded main the most popular cities, Marrakech is a new favorite. The by rainforest: a view from the One & Only Nyungwe House in Rwanda top sellers among hotels are those with a sustainable approach.
Are your clients concerned about their ecological footprint?
Absolutely. People often specify that they’d like an eco-friendly hotel. Among the most popular is the Bawah Reserve in the South China Sea, which is committed to preserving nature and supporting local people. Another favorite is the S oneva Fushi in the Maldives, which creates luxury from simplicity: It boasts its own water filtration system, and lemongrass shower gel is dispensed from small earthenware pots. Plastics are banned. Which trip is an absolute must? Everybody should experience the infinite vastness of the Maasai Mara in Kenya in their lifetime. From June to September you can witness the great animal migrations there, which, in a certain way, represent the origins of life in Africa. And which trip left the most lasting impression on you? In terms of people’s hospitality, it was Mozambique. The people are incredibly cheerful and welcoming. When I feel stressed, my thoughts turn to the Kamalaya Resort, a wellness, yoga and detox retreat in the south of Koh Samui Island, Thailand.
INTERVIEW: CHRISTINA LIBUDA; PHOTOS: BERNER TRAVEL
4 The Bawah Reserve in Indonesia tops the list for sustainability and natural beauty 5 Christoph Berner, founder and CEO of Berner Travel 6 At the Bawah Reserve, teak bungalows with canopy beds are perched over the w ater on stilts.
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2 COPPER Look great and support talented up-and-coming designers at the same time: dress from CAAFD, price on request. 3 DISHY This set of six hand-made speckled earthenware plates works its magic on any table and will brighten up every occasion. By HK Living via Westwing, € 119.
9 INVITING You have to love the “003 Amber Neutrals” eyeshadow palette from the Backstage collection. By Dior, € 48.50.
4 CELEBRATE A 240-page personal retrospective marking the 20th anniversary of jewelry designer Colleen B. Rosenblat’s studio, € 195.
11 ALLURING ”Hupo” ambercolored scented candle with notes of cedar and iris. By Cire Trudon, € 85.
5 NEAT SEAT Color and design join to create a real eyecatcher: handwoven “Circo” dining chair with a tubular steel frame. By Ames, € 1,069. 6 SPARKLING Turn heads with these “Bouton” brown moonstone and diamond earrings by Tamara Comolli, € 2,990.
10 UNIQUE “Pear Pink” is a handblown Murano glass vase from the Venturi collection. By Lara Bohinc, approximately € 2,890.
12 STARRY “Twinkle” prewashed cotton napkin set. La Redoute Intérieurs, € 20.99. 13 DREAM ON Leather keyring pendant with a kind invitation to return. By Anya Hindmarch, approximately € 145.
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1 DECORATIVE Amazing wall decoration made of recyclable iron and woven macramé yarn. By Bend Goods via Design Milk, approximately € 215.
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2 ARTISTIC Briton Ian Berry a.k.a. Denimu creates true works of art using pieces of old d enim. Price on request.
8 PRE-LOVED Distressed denim “Ciwas” baseball cap is perfect for that vintage look. By Diesel, € 150.
3 ALL OVER Double denim is de rigueur this summer and Balmain has just the outfit you’ve been looking for. Price on request.
4 GRIPPING The “Tragic Blond” skateboard is covered in non-slip denim tape. By Naked & Famous via Tate + Yoko, approx. € 80. 5 PROTECT Make your jeans last longer: fabric spray and laundry detergent set by denim.lab, € 24.99.
9 TURN IT UP For retro fans: bluetooth record player in a denim-covered carrying case by Victrola, approx. € 55. 10 DAPPER Blue cotton fabric looks great above the waist too. “Midnight Indigo” tie by Mizu Brand, approx. € 63. 11 COMFY Time to relax: “Aziza” high armchair by Promemoria is made of denim and imitation crocodile skin. Available via Ulrich Stein, price on request.
6 TWEET Sign of the times: Embroidered, hand-stitched hashtag brooch by Macon & Lesquoy, € 14. 7 TOP DESIGN The marbled effect of the “Bahia Slate Table” is created from surplus cuts of denim
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12 LINEAR Reversible “Aya” rug features asymmetrical shapes and lines. Blue and gray wool threads. Thayer Design Studio, approximately € 720. 13 PORTABLE Fit for a gentleman: sturdy leather and dark denim weekender bag by Roy Roger’s, € 216.
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1 NEW LIFE Stylish “Titan” sunglasses with frames covered in recycled denim fabric. By Mosevic, approx. € 190.
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AT HOME HÔTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC NAMIBIA ORIENT EXPRESS MUSTIQUE
United in their sense for elegance & style: Oetker Collection’s Creative Ambassador Laura Bailey and the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
The Grande Dame of the Côte d’Azur
It’s a magical place where you forget time. And once you’ve been here, you cannot wait to come back. This year, the uniquely glamorous Hôtel du CapEden-Roc on the French Riviera turns 150. The guests are the hotel’s most valuable asset of all: Some families have been coming here for generations. So hats off – and happy birthday! WORDS: Steffi Kammerer PHOTOS: Douglas Friedman PRODUCTION: Michaela Cordes & Maria Mundt
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Laura Bailey is a British model and writer. She comes to her favorite hotel when she wants to really wind down.
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“It’s the guests who are responsible for the hotel’s mythical status.”
Laura Bailey in front of the HĂ´tel du Cap-Eden-Roc. F. Scott Fitzgerald immortalized the establishment in his novel Tender is the Night.
The perfect place for making a big entrance. Guests at the HĂ´tel du Cap-Eden-Roc know how to take center stage.
y the time you read this, the Côte d’Azur’s most famous hotel will only have a
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few weeks left to spruce itself up for the season. In mid-April the first guests will arrive after the winter break, and a little later the craziest few weeks of the year will begin when the film festival gets underway. Then, in summer, the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where generations have come in search of retreat, will focus its thoughts on its big birthday and celebrate: 150 years that have seen it become a home away from home for many a guest. Perched on the southern tip of the Cap d’Antibes between Cannes and Nice, the hotel is the quintessence of timeless elegance. A creamy-white palace by the sea with dove-gray shutters. It’s the kind of place that takes your breath away – at the very latest when you walk through the lobby and the door opens onto the huge park. Standing at the top of the wide, dramatic marble staircase, you find yourself gazing down a long avenue at the glittering Mediterranean. The path is lined by 100-year-old pines and palms that cast photogenic shadows. The only sounds are the screaming of gulls and the plop of tennis balls making contact with the ground. There it is, spread out before you, the promise of vacation and carefree days, and it’s enough to stop even business moguls and studio bosses in their tracks: You want the moment to last forever. The park connects the main building with the Eden-Roc Pavilion, which was completed in 1914. The same year, the famous saltwater pool was blasted out of the rock with dynamite. Those who find the pool too crowded can opt for one of the private cabanas – little white huts right on the water’s edge. They’re not exactly cheap: Having your peace and quiet for the day will cost you more than €500 – as much as a very luxurious room elsewhere. But who wants to think about pesky numbers? Ordering another Bellini sounds like a much better idea. It’s not hard to find a waiter: The hotel employs more than two excellently trained members of staff per guest. Everything exudes an old-fashioned and very distinctive opulence. Since 1900, there’s even been a dog cemetery in the park – complete with miniature headstones; it’s right next to the rose garden. But there’s a condition for burial: The animal has to have died here. o now the famous hotel is about to turn 150. In celebration of this milestone birthday, it’s treating itself to a 300-page coffee table book: Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc: A Legend on the French R iviera, available from Amazon in May. The introduction was written by Graydon Carter: The long-serving editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair has known the hotel for decades. For many years, the parties he hosted here during the film festival were the most sought-after in town. In the summer months, it’s mostly only regulars who get to book a room at the Hôtel du Cap – preferably always the same one. Families from all over the world have been coming here for three or even four generations, often timing their stays to meet up with one another. Their children learn to swim here, and boisterous teenagers spend their days dangling from the ladders, swings and ropes the hotel has installed over the Mediterranean. In the evenings, everyone gets
t ogether on the roof of the pavilion to enjoy sunset at the champagne bar. It’s like looking out over the railings of a grand ocean steamer. he whole thing has the character of a private club. Some members of staff have been with the hotel for decades too, including Michel the porter and Giovanni the butler: Both of them have been working here for more than 40 years. And when the historical wood-paneled elevator takes you upstairs, you discover that the rooms are just as timeless as everything else. Subtle shades of gray on the walls, floral fabrics for the couches and curtains. Every day, fresh roses from the garden are placed on the bedside table. But while the hotel is historic, it’s nothing like a museum: It’s got too much joie de vivre for that. Take the cream-colored Fiat convertible from the 1950s that’s available to guests, for example, an original Autobianchi Bianchina “EdenRoc.” Brigitte Bardot drove one just like it. This particular model, which guests can borrow for an elegant spin, has bright-blue leather seats and puts you in a good mood as soon as you set eyes on it. In addition to the main house and the Eden-Roc Pavilion, the hotel complex also contains a residence called Les Deux Fontaines and two separate villas, each with its own pool. A third and considerably larger villa will be added in July, providing its occupants with 400 square meters of floor space. There are 118 rooms and suites in total, including the magnificent Eden-Roc Suite with its 250-square-meter roof terrace and sea view. The main house was built in 1870 by Hippolyte de Villemessant, the founder of French newspaper Le Figaro. He intended it to become a retreat for authors and journalists, a place that would help them come up with new ideas. But as sometimes happens with even the best of plans – it didn’t work out. By the time several other owners had tried their luck in vain, parts of the house had already fallen into disrepair. In 1887, it was bought by Italian Antoine Sella. He spent the next two years having it renovated. Then he opened the hotel and, with some masterly moves, succeeded in attracting the international jet set. Aristocrats and top Hollywood stars discovered the hotel’s charms. And today, every corner is like looking back through time: That’s where Kirk Douglas sat on the wharf, dangling his wooden water ski. This is where Marlene Dietrich lay reading, Fred Astaire liked to go for a stroll over there, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used to fight right here, and the great producer Darryl F. Zanuck played cards with the Aga Khan in this very spot. Chagall always spent the month
The hotel has only belonged to two families in the course of its long history. You sense that. Some members of staff have been with the hotel for decades too, including Michel the porter and Giovanni the butler.
“In a way, part of the hotel belongs to our longstanding guests.”
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The pool was blasted out of the rock with dynamite in 1914. When the sun goes down here, even Hollywood stars catch their breath.
o the hotel has only be-
Getting your hands on a room here during the Cannes Film Festival is difficult – and only possible at all if you book for all 12 nights. A good third of the rooms always goes to regulars: Even Hollywood stars like their routines.
longed to two families in
the course of its long history. You sense that. And the managers here don’t come and go quickly either. Philippe Perd has been running the ship for more than 15 years. “It’s the guests who are responsible for the hotel’s mythical status,” he says. Perd has been director since 2005, when he took over the helm from Jean-Claude Irondelle. His predecessor had run the place for 35 years. Every winter, the influential hotelier travelled to New York and Los Angeles and hosted exclusive cocktail and dinner parties. The film studios thanked him by holding receptions at the Hôtel du Cap. Things were pretty strict under his auspices: Cell phones were banned at the pool and, according to the Wall Street Journal, Jacques Chirac wasn’t allowed into dinner one evening because he wasn’t wearing a tie. There were no TVs or minibars in the rooms – which is all the more shocking when you consider that, for the kind of luxury guests who stay here, it’s perfectly normal for even the bathroom to be fitted out with all manner of high-tech gadgets. Those who couldn’t stand the silence had to ask the butler to bring them a television set. And maybe a hairdryer while he was at it – that’s something else the rooms didn’t have. It was the dynamic Philippe Perd who brought the hotel into the present with his steady hand and delicate touch. 2007 saw the start of a four-year refurbishment program. But – and that was the trick – nobody was supposed to see it. At Perd’s urging, Maja Oetker eventually allowed TVs in all the rooms. And in April 2011, the hotel opened its
doors after a 67-million-dollar facelift. Minibars and big flatscreen TVs have been standard ever since. And you can pay by credit card these days too (until 2006, bills had to be settled in cash or by bank transfer). But there’s one thing that will never be introduced here: plastic cards for opening the rooms. At the Hôtel du Cap, the keys are made of brass, just like they’ve always been. Arrival by helicopter? Certainly not – Maja Oetker decided that years ago, believing the noise would be too disruptive. “We’re not nouveau riche. Anybody who doesn’t like it can go somewhere else,” she once said. She personally oversaw the design of every single room, choosing the furniture and paintings, selecting the fabrics and colors. “We’ve listened to our guests and their wishes very carefully in recent years,” said Philippe Perd when the renovations were finished. “The result is exactly what we set out to achieve: We’ve renovated the hotel so sensitively that it looks as if everything is just as it always was, only the details have changed.” nd in its own way, the Hôtel du Cap definitely does move with the times. “The new generation,” says Perd, “shares its experiences on Instagram. My loyal guests might not know much about that kind of thing – but their children certainly do.” He also knows exactly how many followers his hotel currently has: “Nearly 120,000. By the end of the year it will be 150,000.” While the film festival is taking place, the Promenade de la Croisette is packed with people. Which is why the most sought-after hotel during those weeks is not in Cannes itself but half an hour up the coast. Or five minutes by boat: The hotel has its own private landing stage, so it’s easy to reach by sea. Getting your hands on a room here at that time of year is difficult – and only possible at all if you book for all 12 nights of the festival. A good third of the rooms always goes to regulars: Even Hollywood stars like their routines. Since 2009, the amfAR Gala has been held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in May as well, rather than up in the mountains above Cannes as it used to be. This move is Perd’s doing too, as is the limousine service that now meets any guest who stays for at least four nights at the airport. He has also brought threestar chef Éric Frechon on board as consulting chef: The hotel’s cuisine is aiming for new heights in this special anniversary year. Accordingly, both restaurants were gutted and completely redesigned during the winter break. “But we’ve preserved their DNA,” says Perd: Because the new look wasn’t to be too modern, the furnishings were specially designed for the purpose. “We’ve managed to build a subtle bridge between past and present.” In summer, two exclusive events will be held in celebration of the big birthday, each with 250 loyal guests. In keeping with the hotel’s character, they will take the form of elegant dinners rather than big parties at the pool. But Perd isn’t giving away any details – that would spoil the surprise. And the way he sees it, his guests deserve a big thank you. He’s had countless conversations with them, asking their views on colors and fabrics. “We’re not just any old five-star hotel, and we don’t want to become one – ever.” That means extreme caution is called for whenever changes are made. “Our long-standing guests don’t want their hotel to change. And in a way, you could say part of it belongs to them. The same way you can own a piece of paradise.”
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of August here. The writer George Bernard Shaw was another regular, and could often be spotted carrying a conspicuously large parasol. Coco Chanel came here, as did John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the Kennedys and Churchill, Picasso and Hemingway. F. Scott Fitzgerald paid literary tribute to the hotel in his novel Tender is the Night. There are stories like the one about Gérard Depardieu and Robert De Niro having a shouting match by the pool because one didn’t invite the other to his birthday party. Or Johnny Weissmuller letting out his famous Tarzan call in the lobby. Bruce Willis once reserved a table for 30 and showed up with 300 people. And a few years ago, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and George Clooney were spotted playing cricket on the lawn one morning. There have been a few little scandals over the years too, of course: Kate Moss once trashed the hotel room she shared with Johnny Depp, and Lars von Trier pulled up to the hotel in a huge RV. But those were the sins of youth, and both are meanwhile welcome guests again. There are stories of a very different kind as well, like the one about the regular guests chipping in to help the family of a porter who’d had an accident. Since 1969, the hotel has belonged to the German industrialist family Oetker. Five years before purchasing it, Maja and Rudolf-August Oetker had discovered the property from the water while they were sailing in the area. They wanted to buy it right away, but it was too expensive. In the end, they got their hotel after promising the Sellas to preserve its spirit and not dismiss the staff. Today the hotel is part of the steadily growing Oetker Collection, which already owns nine unique grand hotels all over the world. They include Le Bristol in Paris, the Brenners ParkHotel in Baden-Baden and the Eden Rock in St. Barths.
La dolce vita: You could be forgiven for thinking that summer was actually invented at the HĂ´tel du Cap-Eden-Roc.
Rendezvous in Paradise Elegance and a sense for nostalgia best describe the connection between Laura Bailey and the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. The British model, photographer and Contributing Editor to British Vogue has been the Oetker Collection’s Creative Ambassador since 2018. INTERVIEW: Michaela Cordes How did the collaboration between you and the Oetker Collection come about? Well,
before I became an ambassador, I already considered myself a friend of the Group as a result of my travel journalism, through working on location and, of course, personal travels, but I’ve had a special connection to the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in particular for over 20 years … Did you use to come here as a child? Gosh, no – I wish I had! In those days it was more like I’d be camping 20 miles away from here! (She laughs).
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Do you remember your very first visit to the hotel? Yes, I think I was 22 and came with a boyfriend. It was the beginning of my modelling career and I was traveling a lot for work, but I can honestly say I had never been somewhere like that before! It was very special and after my first visit, I began coming back for various differnt reasons – I did photo shoots here, I attended the Cannes Film Festival. More recently, I’ve celebrated birthdays with friends and family at the hotel. And when I’m here, I always feel I’m enjoying some of the luckiest moments of my life.
the family. Everyone knows my name, from the guy at the car park to the staff at the restaurant. It’s also important to me how a place makes me feel when I’m traveling alone – I actually love being here by myself. Spending the night at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, I feel like a character in a movie. I think the Oetker Collection is the epitome of what we mean when we refer to class and style. Staying at the hotel transports you to a different another time, which is sometimes very welcome. You feel like you’re wrapped in a dream cocoon that you appreciate all the more because of the fast-paced, modern lives we lead when it comes to both work and family. It’s both an oasis and a retreat. … as if time had stopped entirely for a while? Yes, and you feel you are part of the current story and of history at the same time. I always run into unusual characters or friends from other lives at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. I love that! And it doesn’t matter at all whether I’m by myself or in a group when that happens. The hotel is also an amazing gateway to a part of the world that I love and always find inspiring. From here, I o ften take a trip to Saint-Paul-de-Vence or Vence and pay a visit to the Matisse Chapel.
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How much of the magic is
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down to the hotel’s location on
this particular hotel? I think
the French Riviera? I know there’s nothing quite like that some guests like it here Laura Bailey has had a strong connection to the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc so much that they never walking through the garfor many years. As soon as she leaves, the British model begins den or your first glimpse of leave the property. But I enanticipating her next visit. the pool – or even the view joy having as many advenfrom the main house over the Eden Roc toward the M editerranean. tures as possible and then coming home to the hotel. On my last trip, I’ve always connected it with the first swim in the sea or the first I discovered a new walk where they shot the most recent version of the walk along the rocks. It’s these kinds of memories and a nostalgia for classic film Rebecca. Looking at things on the walk through the lense this type of classic glamour combined with enormous creativity that of the famous story was amazing. I also have a couple of good friends I associate with the hotel. And I think I’ve been incredibly lucky to who live close, so when I’m here, I’m also in a very intimate place. When do you like coming here best of all? I have to say early May bebe here at times like the Cannes Film Festival because an event like this puts the hotel in such a glamorous light. At the same time, I have cause that’s an especially beautiful time of the year. They also have celalso enjoyed quiet times here with my kids – my 15-year-old son, Luc, ebrations here in May with many traditional customs. And it’s the calm and my 11-year-old daughter, Tiger – playing tennis and discovering before the storm of the Cannes Film Festival. For those who are visiting the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc for the very first amazing cliff walks. So to me, it has the best of both worlds. It’s very time – what books and music would you recommend? Daphne du Maueasy to switch off but also to really indulge the senses. How do you define style? Would you include something like service, rier’s Rebecca and Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, or alternafor which the Hôtel du Cap is world-famous? To me it’s a mixture of tively, Bonjour tristesse by Françoise Sagan. At the pool and on my walks thoughtfulness, excellent organizational skills, obviously, and a genI like to listen to Father John Misty, The Rolling Stones, Nina Simone erous portion of empathy. You feel genuinely welcomed and a part of and France Gall & Serge Gainsbourg.
Namibia, My Love Nothing but dunes and red earth for hundreds of kilometers: The Namib is said to be the world’s oldest desert and is as inhospitable as a lunar landscape. And yet, this spectacular environment allows visitors to observe exotic animals that have adapted to the extreme conditions. We took a trip to three remote safari camps that was truly unforgettable. WORDS: Michaela Cordes PHOTOS: © Wilderness Safaris (www.wilderness-safaris.com)
PHOTO: © WILDERNESS SAFARIS/DANA ALLEN
Graceful, proud and intrepid – the oryx antelope thrives in the dry desert conditions and features on Namibia’s coat of arms.
PHOTO: © WILDERNESS SAFARIS/DANA ALLEN
Defying aridity – Damaraland is home to rare desert elephants that can survive without water for three days.
“Muscles relax, the mind expands. The vastness enters into the skin like a shot. ‘Our’ time dissolves.” ARIANNA DAGNINO, THE AFRIKANER
Damaraland Camp No Wi-Fi, but 10 sustainable, eco-friendly tents in the Huab River Valley, home of the desert elephants.
Desert Rhino Camp
Black rhinos are nearly blind, but have excellent hearing and can reach speeds of up to 55 kph.
Eight solar-powered luxury tents (one for families) on the Kunene River, which borders Angola.
I PHOTOS: © WILDERNESS SAFARIS/DANA ALLEN (3), TEAGAN CUNNIFFE (1), OLWEN EVANS (1), MARTIN BENADIE (1), MIKE MYERS (1)
had never been to Africa before, this was my first trip. But
incontinent. Happily, the measures seem to have worked and today, the stead of getting to know the continent via Cape Town like so number of this rare species has rebounded to 5,000. many of my friends, I head straight to one of its wildest corners: A friendly welcoming committee meets us and shows us to our simple yet wonderfully cozy tented accommodation. Right away, our attenNamibia. The country is more than twice the size of Germany, tion is drawn to a few vitally important rules: “Never stray from the but only has a little over 2.5 million inhabitants. After Mongolia, the nation in southwestern Africa is the world’s second most existing path leading to the camp’s main tent,” and “Make sure you sparsely populated. It has just 3.2 inhabitants per square kilomalways zip up the tents properly” as well as “In an emergency, use the eter compared with roughly 230 in Germany, for instance. I feel klaxon.” We are also asked to collect the waste water from our showquite excited about my exotic trip as I board an Ethiopian Airers in a bucket that has been made available for that purpose, and to lines jet that takes me first to Istanbul and then on to Namibia’s use only the eco-friendly soap and shampoo provided in order to avoid capital Windhoek. Following the 15-hour flight, our group of three polluting the environment with sulphates unnecessarily. continues on in a tiny plane, a 40-year-old Cessna. In the evening, we gather for dinner around the camp fire underRuby Wilson, our pilot, is only 25, but has been working for the neath a spectacular, starry sky together with some of the gamekeepWilderness Safaris group for seven years already. As far back as 1983, ers. We listen to their tales of exciting adventure and traditional songs. The next morning – even before the rising sun has started to turn Wilderness Safaris was the first travel company to espouse the goal of creating sustainable eco-tourism. Founded by guides Colin Bell and the sky a dramatic, fiery red – our local guide Bonse takes us around Chris McIntyre in Botswana 37 years ago, today the company is listed the area in his open-top Jeep. He explains that you are most likely to encounter wildlife in the early mornings or just before sunset because on the stock exchange, employs roughly 3,000 staff and has expanded its operations to Kenya, Nathose are the only times the mibia, South Africa, Rwanair is cool enough for them da, Zambia and Zimbabwe. to come out. The animals Once our lightweight, easlike to escape the midday ily squashable luggage has heat in shaded hideaways. Apart from the rare rhibeen stowed on the small nos, the Hartmann Mounplane and we have managed to squeeze ourselves tains are home to zebras, into the narrow seats, Ruby giraffes, oryx antelopes, takes off. Behind us, the setspringboks and spotted hytlements quickly shrink unenas. All of these animals til, in the end, you can only have adapted to life in the make out the vast desert desert. nd sure enough, aflandscape and seemingly dried-out riverbeds that ter stepping away from camp just a pervade the arid countryside like blood vessels. Here few meters, we come and there, however, you can across a roughly 14-yearspot some sparse vegetation old giraffe bull unabashedly feeding on the leaves on their ridges. As we learn later, these of a tree. Bonse points out The Himba people are Namibia’s last nomadic tribe and live almost Namibia’s national plant are precisely the places untouched by modern society. Girls wear their hair in braids that fall into their growing by the side of the you are most likely to be faces until they reach puberty, and braided back after that. able to observe wildlife, as trail. The Welwitschia mirabilis has evolved to store the scarce, precious water in an optimal the riverbeds alone offer animals a chance to find water and plants, fashion. It can reach an age of up to 1,500 years unless it is dug up making their survival in the desert possible in the first place. he somewhat bumpy three-hour flight first takes us to the and sucked dry by a giraffe or elephant desperate for water, of course. Desert Rhino Camp, a joint venture between Wilderness SafaIn the afternoon, we receive a message by walkie-talkie: Two rhinos have been spotted. We are asked to switch off the GPS location ris and the Save the Rhino Trust. This part of Namibia is home on our phones. Although there is no network coverage here and we to Africa’s biggest population of black rhinos living in the wild. True are pretty much cut off from the rest of the world, if we take pictures to its motto “Purpose is the new luxury,” Wilderness Safaris uses the Desert Rhino Camp to promote its goal of contributing to the ongoing with our phones and put them online once we return, the GPS data protection of this species. The sad fact is that today, all five surviving could be used by poachers to track down the protected animals. We species of rhino are endangered due to poaching. leave the Jeep behind and continue on foot. With the aid of binocuAfrica is currently experiencing a spike in illicit hunting: On avlars, we are able to observe a roughly 20-year-old rhino cow and her erage, a rhino is shot illegally every eight hours, after which their adolescent, four- to six-year-old male calf. horns are brutally hacked off and sold on the black market in Asia. Black rhinos can reach an age of more than 40 years and weigh up (Incidentally, there is still absolutely no scientific proof for any meto 1,400 kilograms. While their eyesight is poor, they possess a great dicinal effect of pulverized rhino horn.) sense of smell and excellent hearing. Among themselves, they comIn order to put a stop to the senseless killing, the 36 gamekeepers municate primarily through chemical signals in their dung, and arwho work at Desert Rhino Camp look after the remaining black rhirange their middens in a circular fashion in stamped down grass. nos. In 2014, the Namibian government passed a law requiring the anLater on, while we enjoy a drink and a spectacular sunset above imals’ horns to be filed down under sedation and for each rhino to be the red, rocky earth, which is reminiscent of a martian landscape, added to a register. The law was introduced because by 1995, the numBonse tells us that Mad Max:Fury Road, the fourth film in the franContinued on page 146 ber of black rhinos had actually fallen to only 2,410 across the African chise, was shot here.
Retro glamour, on the go On the Orient Express – meticulously restored to its 1920s glory – every carriage is a masterpiece. A one- or multi-night journey is the most opulent way to travel from March to November, when the rolling luxury hotel links up some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We chose the classic Venice–London route. Since then, it’s been hard to get this epic journey out of WORDS: Petra Winter PHOTOS: Belmond our minds.
Art deco at its very finest: The elegantly appointed Grand Suite Paris takes up an entire carriage on the Orient Express.
“Chaos” and “Guilty 12” are the cocktails of choice in the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’s unique bar car.
When the first guests were served here around a hundred years ago, the bar car was the heart of the train â€“ and remains so to this day.
1â€‰+â€‰2 A peek into the interior of the Grand Suite Istanbul, one of the most magnificent quarters the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has to offer. A butler is available around the clock 3 Bar car #3674 was renovated in 2016. Cocktails from the 1920s are served here â€“ some with secret ingredients 4 Three different restaurant cars set the stage for haute cuisine 5 Uniformed stewards waiting in front of the beautifully polished train are popular photo subjects 6 Silver and wood come together in utmost harmony. The quality is in the details: Craftsmanship plays a major role in every car, and the elaborately restored paneling is consistently maintained.
A dress code is strictly observed on the train: As soon as the sun sets, passengers don evening gowns and tuxedos.
t was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria. Alongside the
breakfast. As soon as we sit down, the steward brings us two glasses platform at Aleppo stood the train grandly designated in railway of champagne with a tin of caviar. Lunch will begin at 2:00 p.m., we guides as the Taurus Express. It consisted of a kitchen and dinlearn over the loudspeaker, so we have some time to enjoy the amening car, a sleeping car and two local coaches ….” Wait a minute: ities of our gorgeous mahogany den – savoring the view as we cross the Taurus Express? Are we in the right movie? Well, yes and no. the bridge from Venice to the mainland – and to explore the length If you haven’t picked up Agatha Christie’s book Murder on the of the train, as well. Orient Express in a while, you may have forgotten that her leghe Venice Simplon-Orient-Express can accommodate 179 endary crime novel begins not in Istanbul, but rather in Alepguests in 84 double and five single cabins, as well as six of the new Grand Suites. There’s also a piano bar, a small boupo. Only in Istanbul do her protagonists, namely private detectique and three restaurant cars. The route takes us through Switzertive Hercule Poirot, board the exquisite luxury train known as land, the Gotthard Tunnel, Nancy and Paris before we reach the norththe Orient Express. ern French port city of Calais, where we will transfer to a luxury coach We’re beginning our own railway adventure in the Venice Lagoon, bound for England via the Channel Tunnel. Once we’ve crossed, the at the wonderfully vintage Hotel Cipriani on the island of Giudecca. beautiful British Pullman – another of the Belmond Group’s high-end Shortly after settling into our suite with a view of the Piazza San Martrains – will pick us up at an exclusive station and take us to London, co, we head to one of the hotel’s historical annexes for a meal at a lavishly decorated table. Sipping on the signaour end destination. ture Bellini cocktails, we get to know the Not only is the interior of the Venice Simtravelers with whom we’ll depart Venice’s plon-Orient-Express pleasantly retro, but Santa Lucia station the next morning for a also the dress code. During the day, the look is “smart elegant,” but in the evening, London-bound adventure aboard the Venblack tie is required – that is, gowns and ice Simplon-Orient-Express (as it’s known tuxedos. As we sit down to lunch, it betoday), which – like the Cipriani Hotel – is comes clear why there’s a dress code in owned by the Belmond Group. That bit of place: The tables in the dining car are gorinformation just as an aside. etting around in Venice is usualgeous, decked with heavy, starched linen, ly a chore, but every aspect of this Lalique glasses, fine porcelain, and weightjourney is delightful. The next ed silver cutlery. morning, we find ourselves on the hotel’s Pascal Deyrolle, the train’s general manager, has also joined our table, taking a own wooden boat alongside JJ Martin, an seat right next to Martin. While the waitAmerican designer who lives in Milan, excitedly discussing what awaits us on our ers, gliding seamlessly among the tables, journey. Our expectations are high, to put provide us with wine, champagne and exquisite food, he shares a few Orient Exit mildly: Christie’s crime thriller – as well press legends: Like the one about Sleeping as its numerous cinematic incarnations – Car #4325, in which King Carol II of Rohave cemented the Orient Express’s repumania escaped his captors in 1940 along tation as a synonym for luxury travel. Our with his mistress, or Sleeping Car #3544, question today is: Will the historic carriages that have been crossing the continent for which was converted into a brothel during 100 years live up to the legend? wartime. We’re curious to know whether the shoot The Orient Express has been through a Blue marvel: The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express lot: At first, it was the travel mode of choice for the 2017 film adaptation of Murder on can accommodate 179 guests. The legendary train among refined society; then it became a the Orient Express – directed by Kenneth has been rolling across Europe again since 1982. Branagh and starring Branagh, Michelle military hospital in times of war. In the aftermath of World War II, it fell into disrepair and was abandoned. Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp and Judi Dench – took place on the original Then, in 1977, American entrepreneur James B. Sherwood purchased train. “The setting, thank God, was recreated – mostly through visual two original cars at auction, and little by little, tracked down the otheffects,” explains Deyrolle with a laugh. “That way, nothing could be ers, which at this point were scattered around the globe. With subdestroyed.” After lunch, the chef de cuisine gives us a peek into his stantial monetary investment – and plenty of love and care – he had kitchen – it’s amazing how little space the chefs use to prepare the multi-course menus. the coaches restored with plans to have the trains back on their hisLater that evening, after dinner, the bar car awaits us. A three-piece toric tracks by 1982. jazz band is playing, and some passengers are dancing among the velThese days, from March to mid-November, you can choose among vet armchairs. An impromptu karaoke session breaks out, with Pete different routes, from the two-day classic Venice–London route to the newer Paris–Berlin route, as well as the longer five-night tour from Denton, a member of the British band The Kooks, and his lovely wife Paris to Istanbul. Between late November and February, the wagons Portia Freeman on the mic. We request “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and everyone bursts into song: After all of the cocktails, it’s the perfect are serviced: Mahogany wood walls are polished, mother-of-pearl inmoment to let loose. lays are restored and textiles are refreshed. It’s not until three in the morning that we retire in our bunk beds, At the train station in Venice, the uniformed stewards, conductors, kitchen crew, and train chef await us; our luggage has already been and – snuggled up in the provided pajamas – fall into a peaceful, restmoved into our cabins. The sleeping car conductor introduces us to ful sleep. At some point during the night the train stops in Nancy, we’ll our quarters, which comprise approximately five square meters: on the later learn, but even that slight jolt couldn’t rouse us from our deep right, behind a double door, is the washing basin; on the left is a sofa slumber. We arrive in Paris the next morning in style, looking forward to freshly delivered lobsters for lunch on board – yet another example upholstered with Liberty fabrics that will be transformed into a bunk bed in the evening; and by the window is a small table for enjoying of this modern-day Orient Express living up to its storied reputation.
Among Rock Stars & Royals If you’re here, it’s because you belong. That’s how it is on Mustique. The Caribbean island achieved royal fame when Princess Margaret was given a property and the Queen’s sister started to visit regularly. Roughly six square kilometers in area, the tiny island has no street signs, paparazzi, DJs or bustling nightlife. However, legendary parties abound. WORDS: Dagmar von Taube PHOTOS: © Mustique
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Itâ€™s always cocktail hour on Mustique: This photo was taken in February 1989 by renowned society photographer Slim Aarons.
1 Horseback riding Mustique-style 2 The Plantation House, where Tom Ford always likes to stay 3 Toucan Hill, a villa situated on the island’s highest peak and evocative of a Moroccan palace 4 View from the villa Sienna 5 Palm Beach, the property owned by designer Tommy Hilfige 6 Colin Tennant, the 3rd Baron Glenconner (Mustique’s owner from 1958 onwards) and his wife Lady Anne Glenconner, a close confidante of Princess Margaret 7 The villa Oceanus 8 The white coral beach is a popular place to have one’s photo taken 9 The villa Serenissima 10 The Cotton House is one of only two hotels on Mustique 11 Les Jolies Eaux, a villa at the southern tip of the island built for Princess Margaret in 1969. For decades, the Queen’s sister took up residence here twice a year to escape the winter in London. 3
“Would you like an Asprey cocktail shaker or a bit of Mustique as a wedding present?” COLIN TENNANT, 3RD BARON GLENCONNER
he view from the island hopper is a dream in turquoise. The
colors have an intensity that would radiate out even from a black and white photo. The sea is so limpid that the fish in it seem to be swimming through the air. Even the translucent anemone shrimp are quite easy to spot. Luckily, the beach is so glitteringly white that the pilot knows exactly where to land. So after a twelve-hour trip from Europe, we finally arrive at a wooden hut and are greeted by Jeannette Cadet’s friendly hug. The 71-year-old islander has been welcoming visitors to Mustique for more than 30 years – Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Bill Gates, the Royals – and also knew Princess Margaret well. “She used to call from London to enquire: ‘Is my house de-scorpionized?’” Jeanette likes greeting her guests with a little joke: “I’m afraid we’ve been having terrible weather since yesterday.” Laughing, she serves us a drink of iced water. It’s 28 degrees Celsius and we make our way in a golf cart from one hill to another, along bumpy paths and through a well kept tropical forest. The houses in it – some of them enormous properties – are hardly visible. Only the driveways and hedges give an indication of their splendor. Fifteen billionaires own vacation homes in Mustique, the total number of private villas is 105. Most of these can be rented by visitors and used as though they were private house guests. You shower, dream and live in the sanctuaries of industrialists and creative geniuses from around the world whose wealth was inherited or earned. You do not even need a key. The houses are not locked and the staff welcome you at the door. Thirty-seven security guards keep watch over the island, and there is an arrivals list. Before guests even land, management know who they are, what they do and whether they are in trouble with a bank or a government. Mustique boasts two hotels, two beach cafés and two bars, but the majority of socializing is done in private. The people who reside behind those hedges have known each other for ages. Everyone knows who lives in which house, so there’s no need for street signs. It’s like an exclusive private club. People here enjoy being part of this elite community and take steps to keep it unique. Money talks, wealth whispers. t all started with Colin Tennant, the 3rd Baron Glenconner, in 1958. The eccentric son of an English large landowner sailed past the island on his way back from Trinidad. At the time, there was nothing in Mustique but cotton plants, coconuts and mosquitoes. He fell in love with the shrub-covered island and purchased it for £45,000. The cotton was made into pajamas, which he had a hard time selling in London, though. This gave him the idea of livening up the island by giving away plots of land to his friends and asking them to bring their entourages – but only the good-looking ones! Princess Margaret was among the first. “Would you like an Asprey cocktail shaker or a piece of Mustique?” he asked his friend when she was getting married to Lord Snowdon in 1960. The Princess summed up her first impressions of the island, gained from her yacht during her honeymoon, with characteristic frankness: She was disappointed. “It looked like Kenya, burnt to a frazzle. We drove down a path, the only road, and sat in the brush swatting mosquitoes. It was only really bearable underwater.” Colin’s parties, however, were riotous and legendary, so rock stars, bohemians and aristocrats made their way to the island that is the stuff of legends to this day. Roger Pritchard is sitting in his office. The Briton is a master relationship builder. Urbane and discreet, he is not one to betray any
confidences. “Ah, good old Colin,” he laughs gruffly, sipping his breakfast tea. “He was not just the founder of Mustique, but also shaped it with his personality. However, he wasn’t a skilled financier or businessman.” When a road needed to be built, he sold one of his paintings. The food supply chain was chaotic. When the female guests blow-dried their hair while getting ready for cocktail hour, there would be a blackout and the whole island would be plunged into darkness. At some point, people had had enough and demanded decent management. This led – fifty years ago – to the founding of the Mustique Company, which is today headed by Roger Pritchard. is job is to take Mustique into the future, to preserve its charm while helping it evolve. And to open it up to the next generation, to a new clientele, because times are changing. It is a balancing act. As the Prince of Lampedusa wrote in his book The Leopard: “Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.” So who will be a part of tomorrow’s Mustique? Soccer champions, young fashionistas or Silicon Valley techies? Maybe the Kardashians, Middle Eastern or Chinese business people or astronauts? It’s all about choosing wisely, as the island’s balance is easily disturbed. Roger says: “You must curate carefully.” Imelda Marcos once wanted to buy a property here – and was rejected. Attempts by Roman Abramovich to acquire the villa Great House formerly owned by the late Lord Glenconner (and now the property of fashion tycoon Lawrence Stroll) also failed, even after the Russian oligarch doubled his offer. They are trying to preserve the old spirit. Forty percent of owners are British, with the rest made up of Americans, Venezuelans, Italians and Swiss, as well as three German families. “We wouldn’t mind a broader mix or even a larger number of visitors throughout the year,” Roger says. The villa owners are always looking for tenants. “Inflation,” he mutters. A young entrepreneur from a small European country who has asked for his name to be withheld is cooling down with a “Mustique Mule” in a silver mug on his spacious white patio. “We have been coming here for years. From Christmas to New Year’s Day, our house is cozily occupied by twelve people, friends and family. But the rest of the time it’s empty. The humidity damages the furniture, the upholstery gets musty and the staff are out of work.” Just one overnight stay will set you back roughly 2,000 euros. His wife points out that they are selective with their guests: “Once we had these hedge fund people staying here. One of them immediately threw a party for 200 people and our sofas ended up covered in sunscreen and banana chips. Sure, at this daily rate, you probably can’t be too sensitive, but you should at least be able to expect some manners.” These are island worries, it’s not easy pleasing everybody. The “newer people,” as Roger calls them, want action, sushi, shops, clubs, golf and ample lighting in the forest. Others don’t want any changes at all. “I wouldn’t rule out anything off hand,” says the boss. One thing is for certain, though: “Private jets will only land here over my dead body. I don’t want the noise. On top of that, who knows what or who they’d bring onto the island.” Tourists can book a room in the Cotton House hotel or simply in one of the 84 houses that are available for rent. Everything is big at the villa Palm Beach, which is owned by designer Tommy Hilfiger: It has gigantic beds in huge bedrooms that boast panoramic views of the vast ocean at L’Ansecoy Bay. The Plantation House (always rented by Tom Ford) has patios as big as ballrooms, and its pool seems to merge with the sea behind it. In Patrick Lichfield’s villa Obsidian, designed in the typical gingerbread colonial style inspired by stage designer Oliver Messel, there’s lots of wicker furniture. In Les Jolies Eaux, Princess Margaret’s former residence, all the interiors used to be peach-colored. Continued on page 146 – Mustique
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The furnishing concept for the villa was envisioned by the interior design studio ‘Terraza Balear’, in collaboration with Minotti.
Finesse on Majorca’s Coast The steep coastline of Port d’Andratx in the southwest of Majorca is certainly one of the most sought-after regions on the Balearic Island. The architectural masterpiece known as Villa Seahouse – with furnishings by the Italian designer brand Minotti – is the new jewel in the crown of this rugged shore.TEXT: Christina Libuda PHOTOS: Mauricio Fuertes & Eduardo Marquez
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“Fresh influences from the Mediterranean lifestyle meet timeless elegance in this villa.”
PHOTO: EDUARDO MARQUEZ
Rooms with a view: All bedrooms on the upper floor afford unobstructed vistas overlooking the bay and the sea.
The grounds of the villa span 1,130 square metres in total, including a small garden and a 13-metre infinity pool.
PHOTO: EDUARDO MARQUEZ
“The beauty of ‘Villa Seahouse’ is a genuine feast for the eyes.”
Due to the hillside location, Villa Seahouse extends over four floors. On the first floor, underneath the pool, is the guest wing of the property. The open plan living space on the second floor opens up to a fabulous terrace and pool. The top floor draws residents and guests with its ocean views.
The stairs lead up again to the heart of the house: the communal liventhuses Renato Minotti, ing area, with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass that give rise to a seamless transition between the inside and the outside. The panorama: the while the Spanish sky above him slowly shrouds itself in gloristeep cliffs lining the bay of Port d’Andratx, with the sea beyond. “It ous reddish-pastel shades. The Co-CEO of the Italian premium is a unique scene,” says Mariana Muñoz, “I knew right away that it is interior design company Minotti is visiting the Balearic island the sense of connection with nature that gives this home its finishing for the very first time. He saved his debut for the opening event touch.” The entire design concept is based around bringing the harof the impressive new development ‘Villa Seahouse’, which was mony of the surroundings inside the villa to create an elegant retreat. built in Cala Llamp, on the precipitous coast of Port d’Andratx, “Top-quality materials such as wood and natural stone have been used, by the architect Achim Marwitz. “The beauty of the island has impressed me greatly, as has the unique concept for the villa, with soft colours that blend in wonderfully with the immediate enviwhich blends in perfectly with its surroundings. It is a wonderful ronment there,” Minotti adds. Despite its impressive dimensions, the marvel of contemporary Mediterranean architecture,” says Minotti. space conveys a distinct sense of cosiness. The living, kitchen and dining areas are each interconnected. “The living room features Rodolfo Clean lines, sleek silhouettes, neutral colours, abundant glass – it is Dordoni’s ‘Alexander’ seating system, alongside the ‘Jensen’ armchair the modernist interpretation of a traditional Spanish finca. The inteand the ‘Ring’ coffee table featured in the latest Minotti collection,” he riors span some 716 square metres in total, extending over four floors adds. A small and special garden makes for that include guestrooms and lounges. 415 an oasis of tranquillity. square metres are dedicated to living inten the adjoining dining area, eight eleriors, and the vision was clear: to fill these spaces with the utmost finesse and comgant ‘Fil Noir’ chairs by French designfort. Far from being left to chance inside er Christophe Delcourt stand around Villa Seahouse, this was left to Mariana a rustic wooden table, made in one sinMuñoz, Managing Director of the interior gle piece. Just next door, cooking is done design studio ‘Terraza Balear’. The compaon a modern designer kitchen island, ny has been creating concepts for unique which boasts splendid cabinetry finishliving spaces since 2010. Terraza Balear es. Just three steps lead you out onto the terrace: a summer paradise with ‘Quadsees more than 200 projects through to completion every year on the Balearic Isrado’ seating modules by Marcio Kogan lands, where it is the exclusive partner of where you can sit and gaze out over the the Italian luxury interior design brand 13-metre infinity pool to the sea. The barMinotti. And when it came to the furnishbecue area is the ideal place for spending long evenings with both large and ining of Villa Seahouse, Minotti pieces were also used for the main part, which, comtimate gatherings. One thing is certain: bined with carefully matched materials, Anyone who enjoys entertaining will find create a harmonious whole. “The interior the right place for every conceivable occasion in this villa. The private quarters concept is exceptional in that it combines the Majorcan scenery with the sophistion the upper floor afford an unparalleled cation and elegance of our brand, ‘Made view. From the designer bed by Rodolfo Strong partnership: Renato Minotti, Co-CEO of in Italy’,” says Renato Minotti, musing on Dordoni and the free-standing bathtub Minotti, and Mariana Muñoz, Managing Director of the project. He assumed management of in the master bedroom, you can look out Terraza Balear, at the opening of the villa. the international company with his brothacross the blue as far as the boundless horizon. Exquisite design, hidden storage space, two washbasins, and er Roberto back in 1991. This is, in fact, now the second time that an Engel & Völkers residence has been furnished in collaboration with a level shower in the bathroom en suite. Those who spend the night Minotti. “Thanks to the excellent partnerships with Terraza Balear and here will have found their perfect bedroom in life. Minotti, Villa Seahouse can position itself as one of the finest homes The villa has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in total, along with anywhere on the Balearic Islands,” says Hans Lenz, Managing Direcseparate guest quarters and two indoor parking spaces. It also boasts underfloor heating, heat pumps and solar thermal energy, high-quality tor of Engel & Völkers Majorca Southwest. ven the entrance hallway immediately steals the show. Walls Minotti furnishings, and a fully fitted Bulthaup kitchen. Its magnifisoaring to seven metres high, light oak panelling on the ceilcent position on this coastal hillside provides residents with absolute ing and an impressive lighting installation are just so overprivacy. A unique selling point in the desirable southwest of Majorca. whelming that you feel you need a sit down on the ‘Lawrence Clan’ Only 25 minutes by car from Palma, the island’s capital, and the airseating by Minotti positioned in the middle of the space. From port, the former fishing village of Port d’Andratx awaits with charmhere, you can watch during the day as the sunlight falls through ing boutiques and cafés. The authentic local restaurants serve freshly the small indoor garden and into this entry area. Climbing plants caught fish, while the ‘Gran Folies’ beach club – a stone’s throw from slowly make their way up the walls to the first floor, which guests the villa – is the evening hotspot to meet for a sundowner. Although can reach either by elevator or by taking the stairs. Rather like in those fortunate enough to live here in future in this prime spot will the style of a gallery, this staircase looks down with a sweeping view most probably prefer to enjoy the view from their own terrace. At least over the atrium below. This level provides plenty of scope for purthat’s what Renato Minotti would do: “Villa Seahouse is a quite persuing personal visions. In addition to separate guest quarters, an fect paradise during the summer months. A place to simply relax and exclusive spa area or even a home cinema could be installed here. enjoy the spectacular Majorcan sunsets.” am fascinated by the landscapes of Majorca, the sea, and the magical natural lights of the island,”
PHOTOS: MAURICIO FUERTES & EDUARDO MARQUEZ, RIGHT: WWW.ALBERTBRAVO.COM
SPAIN, MAJORCA, PORT D’ANDRATX PRICE EUR 13.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 415 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,130 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 5 E&V ID W-022Q11 CONTACT PUERTO DE ANDRATX (ES), MALLORCA – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 67 47 80 E-MAIL SASSAN.KESHAWARZIAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
Architect-Designed Villa with Panoramic Sea Views
his luxurious, south-facing designer villa offers magnificent panoramic views of the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Situated in a private gated community, the property spans some 490 m2 in total, set on a beautifully landscaped plot of approx. 3,036 m2 complete with a fabulous infinity pool and Jacuzzi. Each of the five sumptuous en suite bedrooms opens to a terrace, while the spacious and elegant living room with a fireplace opens
to the main terrace with a spectacular panorama. The exclusive kitchen is fitted with premium appliances and benefits from a pantry and ample additional storage. This luxury standard is reflected throughout each room of the villa, which boasts top-end finishes down to the most refined detail, and such comfortable amenities as underfloor heating. The two-car garage is complemented by three outdoor parking spaces.
FRANCE, CÔTE D’AZUR PRICE EUR 4.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 490 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,036 m2 E&V ID W-02FGEV CONTACT CÔTE D’AZUR (FR) EV MMC FRANCE S.A.S. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +33 493 68 64 72 E-MAIL COTEDAZUR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 15.48 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
The Ultimate Canary Islands Home
ituated in the secure Abama Ritz Carlton Estate on Tenerife, this brand new villa boasts elegance and sophistication in every respect. The incredible property benefits from average year-round temperatures of 23º C, just over a four-hour flight from central Europe. It looks out over Abama Golf, regarded as the finest golf course on Tenerife. Sumptuous living spaces flow seamlessly here out to exquisite landscaped gardens,
complete with breathtaking sea views and sensational sunsets. The residence affords some 820 m2 of interiors in total, with six beautiful bedroom suites, including an incredible master suite on the top floor, and a separate apartment suite. The spacious main living area flows on to the kitchen and out to the terraces, which feature outdoor dining and casual seating areas overlooking the 23 m pool and large Jacuzzi.
SPAIN, CANARY ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 820 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,181 m2 E&V ID W-02F4CM CONTACT TENERIFFA-COSTA ADEJE (ES) CASA CON AMBIENTE HECHT S.L.U. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 922 71 95 73 E-MAIL ADEJE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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South of Vienna Baroque Palace Set in Historic Park Gardens
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB:149 – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1459 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
he first records of this exceptional and rare property date back to 1459. Today, this Baroque palace has been extensively restored and refurbished according to the original plans, and combines aristocratic splendour with modern comforts. The large outbuilding has been converted into an indoor pool complete with a spa and fitness area. The Romanesque-style tower building is ideally suited for use as a company
headquarters or gallery. Two guesthouses and a former granary offer further scope for commercial use. Other buildings in the impressive palace complex include a grotto, a chapel, stables, and greenhouses. The approx. 10 ha garden has been landscaped with both English and French Baroque influences, featuring historic sandstone figures. The palace park is one of the most important horticultural sites in the whole of Austria.
AUSTRIA, BURGENLAND PRICE EUR 12.86 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 2,200 m2 LAND APPROX. 100,000 m2 E&V ID W-02HF4K CONTACT WIEN (AT) EUV IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 1 961 50 00 E-MAIL WIEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
Magnificent Sprawling Ranch
ucked away in beautiful countryside close to Dallas/Fort Worth, this stunning property sets the scene for Texas ranch living at its best. The estate spans some 13.99 acres in total, featuring rolling topography of grassy fields that are home to grazing cows and horses, in addition to gracious trees and stocked ponds for irrigation. This impressive ranch comes complete with iron and cable fencing, as well as a storage barn
USA , TEXAS PRICE USD 2.635 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,247 ft2 LAND APPROX. 13.99 acres E&V ID AM-157004 CONTACT DALLAS LAKESIDE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with all the facilities required to operate the property with full agricultural exemption, in addition to a tack room, an apartment, and spacious stalls for equestrian enthusiasts. The single-storey ranch home is a joy to behold and is well-appointed in every respect, with many highlights from the striking stone façades to the open plan interior concept with split bedrooms, through to the sparkling outdoor pool.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015
Spectacular Home in Gated Community
estlake’s gated Granada community offers private estate living with the latest in architectural amenities, plus a location that affords a superb choice of schools. Westlake Academy, with its international baccalaureate program, offers an unprecedented level of opportunity, while Carroll ISD schools specialise in all manner of sports and Quest programs, as well as a pre-med curriculum. Designed and fashioned
USA , TEXAS PRICE USD 2.655 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,048 ft2 LAND APPROX. 672 ft2 E&V ID AM-161273 CONTACT DALLAS PARK CITIES (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
with modern living in mind, this estate has walls of glass all framing the outside to the inside, complemented by the most exclusive of finishes and luxury appointments. All entertaining areas are situated on the ground floor, with a master and guest suite alongside multiple poolside living settings. This impressive home is not far from downtown, shopping, dining and entertainment in Dallas/Fort Worth.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004
Fabulous Mediterranean-Style Estate
he gated and guarded community of Vaquero offers uncompromised privacy and exclusivity, with amenities that cater to every comfort, convenience and pleasure. Highlights here include a fish camp and stocked lakes, a community pool area, and a private Golf Club featuring a Fazio-designed course complete with first-class dining and a five-star chef. This Mediterranean-influenced estate is nestled in a grove of trees
USA , TEXAS PRICE USD 1.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,081 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.923 acres E&V ID AM-160042 CONTACT FORT WORTH (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and lush landscaping, on a cul-de-sac plot spanning almost an acre. Light and bright colours set against richly stained hardwood floors, along with expansive windows framing the enormous backyard, present a superb canvas for luxurious and homely living. The interiors on the main level benefit from the latest design innovations, while the upstairs level hosts sumptuous bedroom suites complete with veranda views.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: FULL PACKAGE MEDIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
Magnificent Estate with Backyard Oasis
estled amidst lush landscaping and mature trees, this spectacular residence offers luxurious resort-style living complete with an incredible backyard oasis. The expansive, gated estate boasts an open plan kitchen, a vast great room that overlooks the oversized outdoor living areas and outdoor kitchen, a custom pool and spa, a sports court, and a gas fire pit, as well as custom-lighted vegetation. The master
USA , TEXAS PRICE USD 2.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 7,891 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.64 acres E&V ID AM-160346 CONTACT DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. LINDZIE HALLER TEL. +1 972 746 5175 E-MAIL LINDZIE.HALLER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bedroom suite features a fireplace, a luxurious bathroom with a steam shower, and a custom closet system. Upstairs, a large game room, a media room, and a fitness suite await, all leading out to a balcony with splendid pool views. The city of Southlake can lay claim to a nationally recognised school district, in addition to offering luxury shopping, fine dining, and convenient access to DFW International Airport.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1992
Modern Mountain Home
his contemporary remodel of a classic log home is the consummate mountain escape, nestled among the Aspen trees in Telluride’s beautiful ‘Mountain Village’, known for its world-class skiing and golfing. Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and an open living, dining, and kitchen area are ideal for hosting family or friends. Thoughtful design touches including gorgeous kitchen and bathroom tiling, custom cabinetry, rich
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 3.695 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,037 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.57 acres E&V ID AM-151949 CONTACT TELLURIDE (US) SAN JOAQUIN REALTY, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. LEE ROUFA TEL. +1 970 729 0526 E-MAIL LEE.ROUFA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
textures, and artful lighting throughout make this home a modern and serene retreat after a day adventuring in the outdoors. Those dwelling within can cosy up by the fireplace in the great room or relax in the ample outdoor space of the decks and front porch. The property enjoys seamless access to the ski slopes, while golf courses, outdoor pursuits, and superb shopping and dining are all in the immediate vicinity.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1995
USA , FLORIDA PRICE USD 13.5 MILL. LAND APPROX. 3.2 acres E&V ID AM-161326 CONTACT JUPITER (US)
A Rare Find in a Desirable Location
E&V FINEST INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE FLORIDA, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC KEN MEIERLING TEL. +1 561 602 4333 E-MAIL KEN.MEIERLING@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
panning some 324 ft along the blue waters of the Intracoastal and stretching out over approx. 3.2 acres, this is the largest Intracoastal lot available on prestigious Jupiter Island, making it a truly rare find. Currently deeded as two separate lots and anchored by a four-bedroom guesthouse, this unique property affords intriguing opportunities. Lush landscaping and mature perimeter planting already exist, ensuring
seclusion and privacy. With the Jupiter Inlet closeby, world-class fishing only minutes away, and the Bahamas only 55 miles offshore, the two deepwater docks located within a desirable no-wake zone are an exciting prospect. Paddle boards and kayaks can be launched here from one’s very own sandy shoreline. Peace and solitude exude from this exclusive private oasis, which also offers the most stunning Florida sunsets.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JENNIFER AMES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1969
Art Deco-Inspired Mansion in the Gold Coast
et at one of the city’s most desirable addresses with unobstructed views of the Cardinal’s Mansion and Lincoln Park, this exceptional home was designed by the well-known Chicago architect I. W. Colburn. Two renowned firms – Marvin Herman & Associates and Suzanne Lovell Inc. – oversaw the art deco-inspired redesign. No expense was spared during the renovation, with upscale custom
USA, ILLINOIS PRICE USD 12 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,500 ft2 LAND APPROX. 2,525 ft2 E&V ID AM-161291 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS CHICAGO (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. JENNIFER AMES TEL. +1 312 440 7525 E-MAIL JENNIFER.AMES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
features including quarter-sawn, white oak floors with a metal inlay, elegant millwork, vellum-panelled walls and unique marble bathrooms. There are professionally landscaped gardens and terraces, as well as a koi pond. With approximately 6,500 ft2 of thoughtfully designed living space and a two-car garage, this executive home is a standout.
New York City
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007
Iconic Residence with Stunning Views
his is a unique opportunity to own a rarely available two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in the iconic 432 Park Avenue condominium. This modern residence spanning approx. 1,789 ft2 (166 m2) features soaring 12.5 ft ceilings and 10 x 10 ft windows, providing abundant light and dynamic views of Central Park and the East River through northern and eastern exposures. A gracious entry gallery leads to a large corner
USA , NEW YORK PRICE USD 10.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,789 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID AM-159373 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. NOEL BERK TEL. +1 212 452 3071 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
living and dining room perfect for entertaining. The windowed open kitchen is outfitted with white lacquer and natural oak cabinetry, marble counters and floors, and a marble breakfast bar showcasing East River views. Designed by the architect Rafael Viñoly, 432 Park Avenue rises some 1,396 ft and has become a prominent feature of the skyline, as well as one of the most coveted addresses in New York City.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
USA , MARYLAND PRICE USD 1.925 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,922 ft2 LAND APPROX. 2.64 acres E&V ID AM-156186 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS ANNAPOLIS (US)
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. STACI FOSTER & DEBBIE GREENFIELD TEL. +1 443 292 6767 & +1 410 353 1605 E-MAIL STACI.FOSTER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
elcome to Iron Gate, a tranquil home set on Tar Creek, where spectacular sunsets and refreshing breezes can be enjoyed under the shade of beautiful, mature trees, and the unobstructed water views are simply breathtaking. Full of history and architectural charm, the property is perfectly situated on approx. 2.64 acres, with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It features three wood-burning fireplaces, a grand dining
room, and a true chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a wet bar. The bedrooms are all en suite, complete with sitting rooms and ample closet space. Outside, a spectacular waterfront gunite pool and brick patio lead down to the private dock with a boat lift, offering a unique water’s edge living experience and the option of quick boat trips to such destinations as Oxford, Easton, and St. Michael’s.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990
Penthouse with Spectacular Views
ne of the most spectacular penthouses on the North Shore, this sprawling home at the Observatory in North Vancouver features some 2,300 ft2 of living interior, set in grounds spanning over 1,500 ft2. The three-level penthouse has 12 ft ceilings throughout, with views as far as the eye can see. It was completely rebuilt in 2018 to modernise the space and expand the views from every room. Highlights include
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,300 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID AM-158170 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS WEST VANCOUVER (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. MATT CAVELTI TEL. +1 604 802 3390 E-MAIL MATT.CAVELTI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
engineered wide plank oak hardwood floors, Ann Sacs designer tiling, handcrafted oak cabinets, a custom six-seat banquette, and a marble countertop that is perfect for entertaining. Home technologies, such as the 15 fully automated blinds, are all controllable by phone or tablet. The top level is reserved for the master bedroom, a large walk-in closet, and a stunning master en suite with a custom stone soaker tub.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: SHANE RESIDE/DARRYL PALMER (AERIAL PICTURE) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
French-Inspired Lakeside Residence
elcome to Arc-en-Ciel, a French-inspired residence on Whistler’s Alta Lake that is bordered by a lakefront park. This property boasts approximately 80 m (260 ft) of shoreline, as well as breathtaking mountain and lake views. The private gated estate is less than two minutes from Whistler Village yet seems a world away. Modern amenities blend seamlessly with old world elegance, with examples including a
CANADA , BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 15.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,415 ft2 LAND APPROX. 52,272 ft2 E&V ID AM-147567 CONTACT WHISTLER (CA) THORNHILL REAL ESTATE GROUP LTD. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. MAGGI THORNHILL TEL. +1 604 905 8199 E-MAIL MAGGI.THORNHILL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
restored English pub and a monumental pharmacy cabinet. A total of eight French fireplace mantels all date from the late 1700s. In addition to approx. 5,000 ft2 of superb living space on the main level, the lower level has a further approx. 3,000 ft2 of unfinished interiors with magnificent views. Beautifully landscaped grounds in a private setting help to make this home Whistler’s finest, one-of-a-kind lakefront residence.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: SHANE RESIDE/DARRYL PALMER (AERIAL PICTURE) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY/FORCED AIR/RADIANT – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017
Sprawling Estate with Sensational Views
his spectacular estate spans over 10 acres and boasts the most amazing views. It is only 7 minutes to the village of Whistler and the ski lifts. The one-of-a-kind and totally private property features a four-bedroom, superbly crafted main house and a two-bedroom coach house all built with the highest quality finishes throughout. The contemporary, one-level main home features an open concept living and
CANADA , BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 7.899 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,498 ft2 LAND APPROX. 10.89 acres E&V ID AM-147669 CONTACT WHISTLER (CA) THORNHILL REAL ESTATE GROUP LTD. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. MAGGI THORNHILL TEL. +1 604 905 8199 E-MAIL MAGGI.THORNHILL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
dining room, and an impressive gourmet kitchen, all with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a private master bedroom wing with a luxurious en suite bathroom and a spacious walk-in closet. A separate guest wing includes three additional bedrooms, each with full en suite bathrooms. The main level also hosts a family and media room, an office or den, a climate-controlled wine cellar, and an incredible laundry room.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JACOB MCNEIL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009
Hamptons-Style Home with 200 ft of Oceanfront
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 9.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,562 ft2 LAND APPROX. 46,069 ft2 E&V ID AM-148982 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VICTORIA (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SCOTT PIERCY & JAMES LEBLANC TEL. +1 250 940 2770 E-MAIL SCOTT.PIERCY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & JAMES.LEBLANC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
estled on over an acre of gated and private land, this south-facing Hamptons-style estate is spectacular in every respect. It boasts approx. 200 ft of low-bank shoreline overlooking Cadboro Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The grand entry welcomes residents to a home that is both artistic and comfortable. The chef’s kitchen features professional appliances, granite counters, custom cabinetry, and an adjacent dining area.
The spacious main-floor master suite has panoramic views, a large walk-in closet, and a lavish bathroom. All the main rooms in the property face the ocean, except the incredible dining room, which looks over the professionally landscaped grounds, waterfall, and koi pond. Upstairs there is a spacious office and three bedroom suites. The grounds feature a heated patio with two fireplaces, tiered decks, a pond, and two double garages.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 96.27 kWh/m2a – EMISSIONS 16.31 kgCO 2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Mijas Costa Classic Andalusian Villa
his beautiful villa in Calahonda, Mijas Costa, boasts a classic Andalusian style. The large garden with abundant vegetation ensures both a high level of privacy and tranquillity. The entrance hallway to the house is grand in size with double-height ceilings and leads on to the large living and dining area, which in turn flows out to the beautiful veranda and the sprawling grounds. The first floor plays host to four
SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 2.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 660 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,670 m2 E&V ID W-02FGT8 CONTACT MIJAS COSTA (ES) FAMASA REAL ESTATE, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 951 66 60 06 E-MAIL MIJAS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
large bedrooms, each with its own en suite bathroom. Two of these bedrooms open to an expansive terrace where unobstructed views of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed. The lower ground floor features a utility room for heating and the pool, a wine cellar, and a garage with space for four cars. This exclusive villa makes a desirable dwelling for anyone who appreciates exceptional comfort and privacy.
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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
Villa Esmeralda – A Golfer’s Dream Home
illa Esmeralda is one of the most attractive frontline golf villas in Marbella, facing the exclusive Los Naranjos Golf Club in the Nueva Andalucía Golf Valley, just a five-minute drive from the famous Puerto Banús marina and the beach. This luxury, single-level home offers exquisite style, situated right alongside the golf course, with beautiful golf and sea views. Inspired by a love of detail, the stylish living areas
SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EUR 3.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 564 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,528 m2 E&V ID W-02FMBJ CONTACT MARBELLA PUERTO BANÚS (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 85 98 60 E-MAIL MARBELLAPUERTOBANUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in this home blend seamlessly with the outdoor design, complete with a grand entrance area, several water features, and chill-out areas. The villa has been carefully finished to evoke a sense of uniqueness and luxury throughout. The sublime interiors afford five suites, beautifully dressed to offer the highest comfort. This home is an impressive confluence of style and sophistication, perfect for the most discerning buyer.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 63 kWh/m2a – EMISSIONS 16 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
La Rotonda – One of the Most Exclusive Villas in the Area
uilt to perfection, offering the best of modern living in a unique, elegant, Andalusian style, this exceptional home is set on one of the finest plots, affording magnificent panoramic sea and mountain views. La Rotonda is situated within the prestigious Marbella Hill Club community on the Golden Mile, only minutes from the centre of Marbella and the beach, in a gated complex enjoying full privacy and security.
SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,200 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,131 m2 E&V ID W-02FQ9P CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
The villa is built to the highest specifications, with countless beautiful details. The living areas and the dining room are spacious, bright and beautifully decorated. The property has four suites with terraces and wonderful views, and a separate guest suite. Surrounded by manicured gardens with a large heated pool, this villa is one of the most attractive properties in the region, offering Andalusian flair at its best.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 36 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 186 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1993 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Cosy Penthouse in L’Olivereta
ituated in a building of excellent quality, this newly renovated penthouse is both exclusive and comfortable. Its outstanding layout clearly delineates day areas and private bedroom quarters, as well as resting areas and spaces ideal for entertaining. The kitchen boasts abundant space and natural light, and flows on to both the dining room and large adjacent terrace. There are three spacious bedrooms and two
SPAIN, VALENCIA PRICE EUR 650,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 130 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-02HA8P CONTACT VALENCIA MMC (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
bathrooms on offer, one en suite to the master suite. Daily home life here is also enhanced considerably by technical modernisations that include the latest electrical controls, sound system and lighting. The crowning glory of this home is the exceptional terrace spanning some 140 m2, with canvas awnings and motorised protection bars on the doors, that is perfect for relaxing in peace or hosting family gatherings.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 148 kWh/m2a – EMISSIONS 30 kgCO 2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Exquisite Design & Exclusive Comforts
leek lines combined with glass elements characterise this unique residence, which was built in 2009. The interior impresses with its bright open spaces, exquisite design, and immaculate finishes. Located at a peaceful address in Tarragona, only some 450 m from the beach, it boasts some 533 m2 of outstanding living interiors in a contemporary residential style with high-quality materials and stylish details
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 850,000 E&V ID W-02FLL1 INTERIOR APPROX. 533 m2 LAND APPROX. 775 m2 CONTACT TARRAGONA (ES) TULIBET, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 977 07 96 00 E-MAIL TARRAGONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
throughout. Just some of the upmarket comforts include underfloor heating, a speaker system, air conditioning, home automation, a security alarm with sensors and cameras, porcelain floors, fitted wardrobes, and a saline pool. This is undoubtedly one of the finest homes in the area, and a consummate dwelling in which to lead a luxurious home lifestyle near the beach and just five minutes by car from the city centre.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 0 kWh/m2a – EMISSIONS 0 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Luxurious Country Home with Spa
his modern estate boasts both stunning design and self-sufficient credentials. Built using natural stone, the house features bright rooms finished in top-quality materials, complete with its own electricity and water supply. Hosting four spacious bedrooms, five bathrooms and five terraces, it also affords fabulous views towards the Tramuntana Mountains and Palma. Just some of the many highlights include a
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 700 m2 LAND APPROX. 2.16 ha E&V ID W-01L3YN 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
professional kitchen, a spectacular indoor wellness area with a large Whirlpool and hammam, and a wine cellar. The wonderful garden and pool area with a private area for relaxing can be accessed from the kitchen, as well as from the natural stone garage with space for a photo/ cooking studio. Santa María del Camí is an ideal place to live for those wishing to be surrounded by nature and close to Palma’s Old Town.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN ARNDT/FLYCAM MEDIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION: 145.65/156.84 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Ensemble of Two Modern Country Houses
his ensemble is set in beautiful undulating countryside between San Lorenzo and Son Servera. Both houses were built in 2010 in an impressive architectural style with light-flooded spaces, large windows, and high ceilings. The building materials used are of superb quality, and all technical fittings meet the latest standards. The single-storey building hosts four bedrooms and three bathrooms, while the two-storey
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4.69 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 483 m2 LAND APPROX. 30,277 m2 E&V ID W-02FE1R CONTACT MALLORCA-ARTÁ (ES) MNO ANTONI BLANES S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 82 93 39 E-MAIL ARTA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
house comprises three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Both benefit from home amenities including oil central heating, air conditioning, alarm systems, automatic gates, garden irrigation systems, their own well, solar power systems, satellite television and WiFi. Each property has its own pool, garage and Mediterranean garden. Since the houses are on two different parcels, they can also be purchased separately.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA/MICER STUDIO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 242.8 kWh/m2a – EMISSIONS 66 kgCO 2 /m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Glorious Country Mansion in Pollensa
his enchanting country home is completely hidden from outside view amidst the glorious countryside of the ‘Vall d’en March’, and yet it is just a five-minute drive from the cultural heart of Pollensa’s old town, making it a pleasant country walk or bike ride too. Every loving detail is balsam for the soul, perfect for family and friends to relax completely. The big surprise is that this seemingly long-established
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.65 MILL. E&V ID W-02AAKO INTERIOR APPROX. 1,082 m2 LAND APPROX. 4.36 ha 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
property was only completed in 2000. So in addition to an iconic finca estate in a position of great natural beauty there is a modern home that is enormously welcoming and comfortable. The entire property has been generously designed around a romantic courtyard complete with a medley of pretty seating areas, terraces, and pergolas, dividing the main areas up so that intimacy and togetherness can live hand in hand.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 72.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 22.8 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Impressive Villa on the Waterfront
his brand new and highly original villa is a premium waterfront oasis that enjoys sparkling sea views. The design combines beautiful materials and attention to detail. Impeccable interiors offer an incredibly comfortable home with an abundance of character that takes full advantage of the light and colours of the Mediterranean. The property has a total of six gorgeous bedroom suites, and a large family kitchen
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 560 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,979 m2 E&V ID W-02GA1A CONTACT MENORCA CIUTADELLA (ES) EV MENORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 17 97 00 E-MAIL CIUTADELLA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
that is open plan to the dining area and grand living room where there is a huge fireplace. Outdoors is a delight and perfectly designed for life on the island. A wonderful porch, sun terraces and a covered terrace with a summer kitchen complement a stunning swimming pool. On the edge of the lovely garden, overlooking the sea, is a chill-out deck for contemplating the good things in life.
For more energy information please refer to page 104.
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Gracious Property with Abundant Character
his property was built in 1926 at a peaceful and prestigious address close to Lake Zurich. It consists of a main residence, in addition to a heated outdoor pool and a garage/garden pavilion. The mansion underwent extensive renovation in 2016, meeting the highest quality standards and taking care to preserve the original design. The splendour of this home is evident the moment one enters the entrance hallway and
SWITZER LAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 15.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 335 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,556 m2 E&V ID W-02GABD CONTACT KÜSNACHT (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 210 92 30 E-MAIL KUESNACHT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the view opens up into the prestigious reception rooms. The interiors have been finished with real stuccowork, marble and parquet inlays, and high-end materials in every detail, culminating in an overall sense of comfort and elegance. The three large bedrooms, the dressing room, guest suite, bathrooms and kitchen all impress with their level of exclusivity, while a view of Lake Zurich can be enjoyed from the upper floor.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000
Mediterranean Living on the River Limmat
his sunny attic apartment on the banks of the River Limmat offers a home lifestyle filled with enjoyment, with views of the river rushing by. Approx. 180 m2 of elegant living interiors are set here over two separate floors, along with expansive terrace spaces and a roof terrace of approx. 60 m2. The lower level accommodates a comfortable living and dining area with a highly exclusive kitchen. It opens to a wonderful
SWITZER LAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 180 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 5.5 E&V ID W-02GU51 CONTACT ZÜRICH OERLIKON (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 26 E-MAIL ZUERICHOERLIKON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
terrace with wooden decking and planting that includes an irrigation system. The upper floor consists of three bedrooms, a guest bedroom and two superb modern bathrooms. A staircase leads from here to the magnificent roof terrace. This is a dream property for design-loving couples or families looking to live in the heart of the city yet still enjoy a peaceful home life with plenty of sunshine and a sense of recreation.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
Elegant City Apartment for Cosmopolitan Tastes
his unique apartment in the city centre is characterised by an elegance and style combined with spaciousness and the highest living standards, on the site of a former brewery that has been transformed into a lifestyle quarter. With ceiling heights of 3 m and full-length window fronts, discerning couples will find a splendid retreat here. The large living/dining area is particularly impressive, adjoined by an Italian
SWITZER LAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.53 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 182 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3.5 E&V ID W-02H7C3 CONTACT ZÜRICH PARADEPLATZ (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
kitchen and dining counter that is an absolute joy for cooking enthusiasts. The apartment’s private quarters include the master suite with a bathtub and walk-in dressing room. Relaxing hours can be spent on the covered loggia enjoying the far-reaching views. Thanks to its elevated location on the fourth floor of the building, which was constructed in 2008, this dwelling boasts excellent vistas over the city of Zurich.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008
The Height of Residential Refinement
his exclusive residence consists of a maisonette penthouse with over 400 m2 of world-class living space, in addition to further living rooms on the ground floor, an outdoor parking area, custom-made furnishings, a wine cellar, and much more besides. An in-house spa area with a sauna, swimming pool and home fitness studio enhances the luxurious lifestyle on offer here still further. Designed by the
SWITZERLAND, LUCERNE PRICE CHF 14 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 530 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 10 E&V ID W-02H4M0 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
German star architect Hans Kollhoff, the impressive property has been meticulously conceived down to the very last detail. The majestic location is masterfully combined with the highest levels of comfort and a unique style. A wonderful panoramic view of the Swiss Alps can be enjoyed from here throughout the year. There is also a concierge service dedicated to fulfilling the needs and wishes of residents at all times.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
Prestigious Residence with Astounding Panorama
his villa towers majestically above the village of Gersau and boasts an unparalleled lake and Alpine panorama. It presents itself as a sophisticated home for a discerning couple or family in the low-tax canton of Schwyz. With its symmetrical architecture and expansive terrace, the house exudes a strong visual sense of grandeur. The interiors are also extremely generous in their dimensions, creating a feeling
SWITZER LAND, SCHWYZ PRICE CHF 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2 LAND APPROX. 892 m2 E&V ID W-02H68H CONTACT ZÜRICHSEE FREIENBACH (CH) SEEPERLEN IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 888 11 11 E-MAIL SCHWYZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of abundant space that is enhanced still further by the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that let ample natural light flow into the rooms. The glistening pool underlines the Mediterranean lifestyle offered in this home, enjoying both the magnificent vista and the mild climate on the Riviera of Lake Lucerne. Enclosed by the lake, mountains and woodland, this villa offers a relaxing, beautiful oasis in the heart of Switzerland.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: DANIEL TÖCHTERLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 92.26 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1967 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
S. Christina Gherdëina Chalet with Dépendance on the Ski Slope
his exclusive property is located some 1,700 m above sea level, surrounded by the fabulous backdrop of the Dolomite Mountains, on the sunny plateau of Monte Pana at the foot of the Langkofel and Plattkofel peaks. It enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the famous Odle/Geisler massif. The property consists of a main house and a small dépendance, and benefits from direct access to one of the slopes of the
ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 4.2 MILL. E&V ID W-02HB5N INTERIOR APPROX. 330 m2 LAND APPROX. 16,000 m2 CONTACT BOZEN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0471 97 95 10 E-MAIL BOZEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
‘Monte Pana-Mont de Sëura’ ski area. The chalet is currently divided into two separate living units, each comprising a kitchen, living room, ground floor bathroom, and four bedrooms with a bathroom on the upper floor. The adjoining building hosts a commodious kitchen and living space, and a further bedroom and bathroom. The dépendance would be suitable for conversion into a home spa and relaxation area if so desired.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 174.64 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1950 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.38 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 146 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 E&V ID W-02GG25 CONTACT MILANO PORTA ROMANA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE S.P.A. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 11 E-MAIL MILANOPORTAROMANA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his exclusive, bright and peaceful apartment can be found on the top floor of a residential complex on the ‘Via Visconti di Modrone’, just a few steps from the ‘Piazza San Babila’. The property has a traditional layout, yet the absence of load-bearing walls means that renovation with a contemporary, open plan design is conceivable. At present, the main hallway opens on to the living and dining area to the left and to a
veranda to the right, which is used as a study and flows out to the terrace. A kitchen with a balcony and a first bathroom are located adjacent to the service entrance. A corridor leads to the sleeping quarters, which consist of a master suite, a second bedroom, and a bathroom. The property also benefits from a roof terrace accessible via the main stairwell, individual basement storage, and both a security and concierge service.
Splendid Apartment with Terrace in San Babila
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 93.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Villa with Panoramic Views in the ‘Parco dei Colli’
his grand villa property enjoys an exclusive setting with panoramic views overlooking the surrounding plains. Skilfully converted from a rural building into a prestigious private residence, the property affords a bright triple living room on the ground floor with large windows framing the enchanting view across the green hills, as well as a kitchen with a central island. The first floor plays host to the commodious
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 2.55 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 415 m2 LAND APPROX. 5,000 m2 E&V ID W-02E0AN CONTACT BERGAMO (IT) GLAMOUR HOME S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 035 21 84 29 E-MAIL BERGAMO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and walk-in closet, a single bedroom with a bathroom, and a panoramic terrace accessible from each of the rooms. Another two bedrooms and a bathroom await on the top level. The living area opens to a superb terrace infused by the nature all around, leading to a large expanse of beautiful grounds with plateaus and overhangs that follow the natural terrain of this land plot.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CRISTIAN PARRAVICINI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 17.38 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Contemporary Villa near Monza
his thoroughly modern residence in Barzanò is most notable for its exceptional contemporary architectural design. The property consists of three living levels, plus a lower ground floor. The main level accommodates a large kitchen that is partially separated off from the impressive living and dining area. The continuity of glazed façades in these two spaces makes for a very bright interior ambience. A stair-
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 500 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,500 m2 E&V ID W-02E047 CONTACT SEREGNO (IT) TEODOLINDA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0362 24 52 43 E-MAIL SEREGNO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
case leads to the first floor where two superb bedrooms with a shared bathroom and a walk-in closet can be found. The second floor hosts a large space dedicated to relaxation, with an expansive terrace boasting beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding Brianza countryside. The property also boasts a well-planted garden of some 1,500 m2 in size, which could be optionally extended by another approx. 1,500 m2.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 158.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Farmhouse with a Beautiful Pool & Fabulous Views
ocated in the beautiful town of Nizza Monferrato, this country house has three levels in total, and a beautiful outdoor pool finished in Luserna stone that exalts the colours of the surrounding landscape. The ground floor consists of a large living area with a kitchen, dining room and living room, all with glazed doors leading out to the grounds. This level also includes a storage area, a laundry, a bathroom, and a second
ITALY, PIEDMONT PRICE EUR 890,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 584 m2 LAND APPROX. 1.5 ha E&V ID W-02F3K3 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
living room. An enchanting upstairs suite features double-height windows with a dressing closet, an en suite bathroom, and a loft. The same floor comprises three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. A self-contained apartment awaits on the top floor with a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom, and a bathroom. The property is surrounded by a fabulous, fenced-in garden spanning approx. 4,500 m2.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: STAVROS MARMARAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001
Exclusive Villa with Private Beach
his one-of-a kind property with its own private beach is situated just two hours from Athens Airport and just across from the cosmopolitan islands of Spetses and Hydra, in the most prestigious neighbourhood of Porto Heli surrounded by pine trees and the endless blue of the Aegean Sea. It features a magnificent pool surrounded by shaded areas that are ideal for dining and lounging at all hours of the
GREECE, PELOPONNESE PRICE EUR 7.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,000 m2 E&V ID W-02G6UR CONTACT ATHENS MMC (GR) EV MMC GREECE S.A. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 211 105 50 00 E-MAIL ATHENSMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
day. A beautiful garden leads down to the clear turquoise sea with a privately arranged beach complete with sun loungers and umbrellas. The interiors of this home are particularly striking for their sense of cosiness and their meticulously detailed craftsmanship. The property combines high-quality finishes with impressive views, a tranquil ambience, and large indoor and outdoor spaces for an elegant home experience.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900
Family Apartment in the 8th Arrondissement
ocated in the quiet and family-friendly district of ‘Saint Philippe du Roule’, next to the beautiful ‘Parc Monceau’, this generously sized and functional apartment is situated in a splendid 19th century mansion. It combines authenticity and modernity, with reception spaces that are ideal for hosting family and friends. The entrance hallway leads to a large and light-flooded living room with a superb view of
FRANCE, PARIS PRICE EUR 4.3 MILL. E&V ID W-02DZXD INTERIOR APPROX. 282 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 8 NO. OF BEDROOMS 5 CONTACT PARIS MMC (FR) EV MMC FRANCE S.A.S. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +33 1 45 64 30 30 E-MAIL PARIS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the surrounding greenery, a dining room, a fully fitted kitchen, and an impressive master suite. On the courtyard side, the gallery leads to four bedrooms, a study, and two bathrooms. This home boasts abundant character throughout, thanks to period features including ‘point de Hongrie’ parquet flooring, a magnificent fireplace, and decorative stucco mouldings. A designated basement rounds off the property.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900
Exceptional Family Residence in Neuilly-sur-Seine
his 19th century mansion is located on a private lane off the prestigious ‘Boulevard Maurice Barres’, facing the famous ‘Bois de Boulogne’ park. It is set in beautiful garden grounds and comprises four levels in total. A large entrance hallway leads to a spacious triple reception room with high ceilings overlooking a south-facing terrace of approx. 56 m2, and to a fully equipped modern kitchen. A white
FRANCE, PARIS PRICE EUR 25,937,500 E&V ID W-02DNIV INTERIOR APPROX. 811 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 16 NO. OF BEDROOMS 6 CONTACT PARIS MMC (FR) EV MMC FRANCE S.A.S. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +33 1 45 64 30 30 E-MAIL PARIS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
marble staircase leads to the first floor that serves three suites, including a sumptuous master bedroom with a fireplace, living room, dressing room, bathroom, and shower room. Three more bedroom suites can be found on the second floor, each with their own bathroom. The property also boasts a splendid wellness area with a home gym, a hammam, a relaxation and yoga room, and an approx. 54 m2 indoor pool.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
Detached Residence with Abundant Charm & Character
his splendid property dating from 1910 is set in beautiful garden grounds located in peaceful surroundings in the coastal town of Bergen. This pleasant municipality has a history of famous writers and artists living here. It is only 40 minutes from Amsterdam, situated just next to the dunes and the coast, with a host of charming beachfront restaurants. It is just 20 minutes to the beach from here by bike. Three
THE NETHERLANDS, NOORD HOLLAND PRICE EUR 1.775 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 269 m2 LAND APPROX. 987 m2 E&V ID W-02GQYG CONTACT KENNEMERLAND (NL) HOME VIEW INT. BV LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +31 23 201 02 02 E-MAIL KENNEMERLAND@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
properties have been converted into one here to create this beautiful estate. Fully renovated in 2006, the house features a charming kitchen and a living room with a gas fireplace, as well as five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a study on the first floor. Part of the property would potentially be suitable for use as a bed & breakfast or a home office. A front patio, rear terrace, and a sauna for up to six people add further appeal.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH HOLLAND PRICE EUR 695,000 – 1.775 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 87 – 260 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 2 – 4 E&V ID W-02GFXZ CONTACT AMSTERDAM ZUID (NL) HOME VIEW INT. BV LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +31 20 716 24 18 E-MAIL AMSTERDAMZUID@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ucked away in the Archipel neighbourhood of The Hague, the ultimate in luxury living can be found behind a beautiful, 19th century façade. Four state-of-the-art residences afford the utmost comfort, consummate finishes, and the latest home technologies. They each find themselves in immaculate, turn-key condition. From the built-in speakers and television screens to the state-of-the-art fittings, nothing
has been left to chance. Each apartment features an outdoor space and at least two en suite bedrooms. The ‘Surinamestraat’ has a reputation for being the most beautiful address in the city. The greenery of the Scheveningen Woods is within easy walking distance, while the ‘Bankastraat’ avenue is just a short stroll away. Nearby amenities include restaurants, the beach, the harbour, theatres, museums, and a wide variety of shops.
The Ultimate in Luxury Living
Penthouse by the Marina
his four-room apartment enjoys sunshine, the Red Sea and superb views over the Abu Tig Marina. The natural stone floors and air conditioning reflect the high level of comfort on offer. An open plan kitchen and the adjoining living/dining room opening to the balcony underline the spaciousness and luxury of this dwelling. A staircase leads up to the roof terrace, spanning approx. 180 m² and featuring a
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bar, shower, barbecue, and Whirlpool. Although located in the heart of El Gouna, the apartment is an oasis of calm. The town has a European flair, with charming squares, more than 100 international restaurants, many sporting and cultural activities, an international school, a branch of the TU Berlin, and one of the best hospitals in Egypt – all just 25 minutes from Hurghada Airport, making it easy to reach all year round.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE
EGYPT, RED SEA PRICE USD 630,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 180 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-02HRKH CONTACT BERLIN FROHNAU (DE)
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 37.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1650 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Renovated Gulf Farmhouse Close to the Sea
his beautiful Gulf farmhouse underwent extensive renovation between 2002 and 2006, and forms the perfect symbiosis of centuries-old architecture and contemporary comforts. Thanks to its magnificent design vision, the elegant entrance hallway conveys a sense of exclusivity the moment one enters. Extravagant finishes and a host of custom-carpentered fittings add consummate details for the
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 1.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 249 m2 LAND APPROX. 1.5 ha E&V ID W-02G79X CONTACT NORDEN-NORDDEICH (DE) SÜDLICHE NORDSEE IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4931 929 51 80 E-MAIL NORDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
perfect home ambience within. Gourmet meals can be prepared in the charming, country-style kitchen, complete with a cooking island. This lower floor also hosts an exclusive bathroom and a guest bedroom. One absolute highlight of this home is the fabulous spa area, dedicated to pure relaxation with a Whirlpool and sauna. The property is set on a fenced-in plot spanning approx. 1.5 ha and featuring a natural pond.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: NICO OFFERMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 123.28 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Island of Rügen
Unique Lakefront Property
his idyllic and exclusive residence is set in vast grounds spanning approx. 60,000 m². Some 10,000 m² of this land is a designated courtyard and garden, while around 4,000 m² is made up of fenced-in pastures. The main house, guesthouse and tool shed all feature antique Flemish brickwork and thatched roofs. They have either been lovingly restored or newly built. Located close to the property’s private jetty is a
GERMANY, MECKLENBURG-WESTERN POMERANIA PRICE EUR 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 190 m2 LAND APPROX. 60,000 m2 E&V ID W-02GMRE CONTACT RÜGEN (DE) EUV OSTSEE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 38393 43 90 10 E-MAIL RUEGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
heated Whirlpool that overlooks the lake, which is covered with water lilies and rich in fish stocks. Electric shutters on all windows and an alarm system ensure a high level of security. Other noteworthy features include double electric gates, a satellite and a fully biological treatment plant, as well as a spring fountain. Peaceful hours can be spent outdoors here, on the partially covered terrace or in the park-like garden.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 76.80 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Mediterranean-Style Property on Idyllic Plot
uilt in 2011 and inspired by Majorcan style and design, this luxury villa is situated in the immediate vicinity of a tributary leading to Lake Müritz. It occupies a plot of land spanning some 1,700 m² and affords approx. 213 m2 of exclusive living space with high-quality fittings and uncompromised privacy. The spacious living/dining area with a fireplace and a custom-carpentered, live-in kitchen forms the heart of
GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 995,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 213 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,700 m2 E&V ID W-02GQDH CONTACT BERLIN FROHNAU (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 40 63 85 00 E-MAIL BERLINFROHNAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
this home. Large window frontages open up the view over the park-like garden grounds, complete with a koi pond and guesthouse. Just one of the other delightful outdoor features of this home is the covered seating area with an open fireplace. Together with the commodious entrance hall and prestigious reception rooms, the entire space has an air of romanticism, enhanced with modern technologies.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1750
Luxurious Baroque Castle in Hohe Börde
his luxurious 18th century baroque castle near Magdeburg boasts some 2,305 m² of living space in total, enthroned on a plot of some 7 hectares offering the utmost privacy. The property comprises 47 newly renovated rooms, including 21 bedrooms and 28 bathrooms. Just some of the superb highlights of this dream dwelling are the spa area with a heatable indoor pool, the many inviting living rooms, a library, cosy
GERMANY, SAXONY-ANHALT PRICE EUR 19.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,305 m2 LAND APPROX. 7 ha E&V ID W-02CKUT 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
fireplaces, and an expansive terrace overlooking the landscaped garden and large private lake. Particularly noteworthy finishes include the original parquet floors, laid in combination with exquisite new marble flooring. The property also benefits from an elevator. A tasteful mix of modern furnishings and period features, such as the ceiling stuccowork in many rooms, gives this prestigious residence its distinctive charm.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MATTERPORT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1872
Historic Ensemble with Unique Flair
his listed mansion and the adjoining coach house form a unique ensemble, all set in the midst of sprawling grounds with an abundance of mature trees. The overall grandeur of this property is reflected in such highlights as the immaculate parquet flooring, the two balconies, the conservatory, and beautiful roof terrace that boasts fabulous views. Many of the rooms feature subtle stucco elements and
GERMANY, SAXONY PRICE EUR 2.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,076 m2 E&V ID W-02G7QF CONTACT LEIPZIG ZENTRUM (DE) SAXONIA METROPOL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 341 910 49 80 E-MAIL LEIPZIG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
are particularly striking for their large windows and ample natural light. The magnificent staircase connects each of the floors with a wonderful grace. The historic flair of this home is complemented by modern comforts including underfloor heating on the basement level. The coach house offers further rooms on two floors. There are various parking spaces on the property, which is situated close to the city centre.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: STERN-PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 86.5 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Impressive Bauhaus-Style Home with Panoramic Views
his contemporary property is located on an idyllic plot in the charming southern suburbs of Erfurt. Its location, close to the city centre and the forest known as ‘Steigerwald’, affords comfortable home living, a good infrastructure and a consummate retreat from hectic urban life. The property was built in 2004 with two residential units, on a grand scale and to a solid construction. The top-quality finishes and
GERMANY, THURINGIA PRICE EUR 995,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 275 m2 LAND APPROX. 551 m2 E&V ID W-02GTBO 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
modern amenities on offer include parquet and slate floors, like-new fitted kitchens, underfloor heating, and a heated outdoor pool. On the ground floor, the enormous glazed frontages in the light-flooded living room form a seamless coalescence between the inside and outside, whereby the living space and the surrounding nature merge into one. The large roof terrace with its far-reaching views is yet another highlight.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: LEMON ONE-BERLIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 162.5 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Dream Home on the Outskirts of Frankfurt
ocated in the district of Jügesheim, this elegant property finds itself in immaculate condition and boasts an idyllic garden with three different terraces. The three floors of the house itself play host to more than six rooms, as well as a light-flooded conservatory. The living/ dining area features a fireplace and conveys a sense of homely comfort. The modern kitchen has high-end fittings and a bright dining area.
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 975,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 227 m2 LAND APPROX. 609 m2 E&V ID W-02HMRL CONTACT OBERTSHAUSEN (DE) EV IMMOBILIEN SÜDHESSEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6104 78 90 00 E-MAIL OBERTSHAUSEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
A guestroom and guest WC can be found on the ground floor, which is laid with the latest underfloor heating throughout. The specially handcrafted and elegant library is yet another highlight of this dream home in the south of Frankfurt. A feel-good atmosphere par excellence pervades in both the large, light-filled bathroom with designer fixtures and the air-conditioned bedroom with an en suite dressing room.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 25 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: AIR-HEATING PUMP/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 1.89 MILL. E&V ID W-02EE0B INTERIOR APPROX. 238 m2 LAND APPROX. 674 m2 CONTACT
Bauhaus-Style Home in Malchen
HESSISCHE BERGSTRASSE (DE) EUV HESSISCHE BERGSTRASSE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6251 84 82 50 E-MAIL HESSISCHEBERGSTRASSE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his modern and architecturally distinctive property impresses with its unobstructable views, its clearly laid out interiors with oversized, floor-to-ceiling windows, and its exceptional attention to detail. The spacious living and dining area opens to an approx. 20 m² balcony, which boasts an incredible outlook over the Rhine Valley and Taunus Mountains. The master suite with a dressing room and bathroom can
be found on the lower ground floor. The garden level features a second entrance and could be used as a separate apartment. Another highlight is the large sun terrace on the roof, complete with a barbecue area. The panorama that awaits here forms the crowning glory to this elegant, architect-designed residence, which enjoys consummate technical fittings and allows for the most sophisticated of home lifestyles.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MARKUS AATZ – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 73.70 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Königstein i. Taunus
Exceptional Living Inspired by Nature
he way in which this superb home at a prime address in Königstein-Falkenstein coalesces and interacts with its idyllic garden grounds is nothing short of a work of art. As such, a property of this kind very rarely comes up for sale. The heart of this spectacular dwelling is the living and dining area, which spans over 100 m² and features an open fireplace, flowing on to the luxury kitchen with an adjacent
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 4.28 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 385 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,875 m2 E&V ID W-01TYSF CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IMMOBILIEN DEUTSCHLAND GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL TAUNUS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
terrace graced by a natural pond. The house comprises separate wings for parents, children, and guests. The sheer scale of the landscaped veranda makes it a wonderful oasis of tranquillity. There is also a home spa with an indoor pool, a sauna, a bathroom with a shower, and a relaxation area. The garden, which includes a large Zen garden, has been expertly envisaged as a paradise of well-being, inspired by nature.
Gracious Home for Two Families in Holthausen
his charming property blends in beautifully with its natural surroundings, set back at a distance from its nearest neighbours and concealed from outside view. Built in 1958, the two-family property is reached via a paved driveway that leads past a large car parking area and two garages. This ensemble underwent extensive renovation in 2005, with a great sense for aesthetic detail, and updated in line with the latest
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technical and energy efficiency standards. From its outdoor appearance through to the harmonious merging inside of the individual residential units, great importance has been attached to high-quality and luxurious finishes. Elegant wooden floorboards create a cosy atmosphere of wellbeing, while the expansive terrace and covered outdoor seating area form a wonderful oasis in which to spend time in the summer months.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MICHAEL WEEGEN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 92.30 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1958 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 1.67 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 337 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,268 m2 E&V ID W-02HBXV CONTACT MÜLHEIM (DE)
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 20.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
Hideaway Directly Alongside the River Rhine
ituated in the immediate vicinity of the River Rhine, this outstanding property impresses with its large park grounds, its outdoor swimming pool with a terrace, and its own beach volleyball and boules court. Geothermal and photovoltaic power systems, and a sophisticated lighting design and security concept are all reflective of the high-end technical finishes in this home. In total, this distinctive residence
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 3.993 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 433 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,659 m2 E&V ID W-02HPDH CONTACT MEERBUSCH (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IMMOBILIEN DEUTSCHLAND GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 2132 65 18 50 E-MAIL MEERBUSCH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
affords ten rooms, a master bedroom with its own dressing room and en suite bathroom, an exclusive kitchen by the Italian brand Boffi, refined finishes such as the hand-planed merbau flooring, and gas fireplaces on both the ground and upper floors. A home spa and gym with a sauna, a fountain with an irrigation system, a double garage, and five outdoor parking spaces round off this exceptional dwelling.
Residence with Option to Acquire Additional Plot
his spacious, seven-room property boasts two south-facing balconies with beautiful panoramic views, as well as a peaceful terrace. A guest bedroom, small kitchen, bathroom, and two further rooms can be found on the ground floor. These spaces could potentially be converted into a separate, self-contained apartment unit. There is also a utility room, storage room, and spacious office on this level. The upper floor
SCHWEINFURT (DE) CORINNA & NORBERT SAUER IMMOBILIEN GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 9721 291 99 80 E-MAIL SCHWEINFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
consists of a living room, a dining room, a master bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe, a children’s bedroom, master bathroom, and guest WC. The exclusive kitchen opens out directly to the terrace. All the floors throughout the property are also laid with underfloor heating. This listing also comes with the option of purchasing a triple garage and/or the adjacent land plot that is currently also available for sale.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 130.94 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 649,000 E&V ID W-02GWGT INTERIOR APPROX. 255 m2 LAND APPROX. 976 m2 CONTACT
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1899
Historic Property with Award-Winning Refurbishments
his unique and historical monument was built in 1899. In 2008, the owner carried out substantial renovation work that met the highest quality standards. The resulting achievement for heritage preservation was officially honoured with an award from Bavaria’s cultural foundation for listed historical buildings. The lower ground level hosts a wellness spa complete with a sauna, relaxation room, and fireplace, in
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. E&V ID W-02GIE0 INTERIOR APPROX. 327 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,173 m2 CONTACT SCHWEINFURT (DE) CORINNA & NORBERT SAUER IMMOBILIEN GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 9721 291 99 80 E-MAIL SCHWEINFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
addition to a wine cellar. The ground level comprises an impressive living room with a bay window that opens out to the balcony, along with the dining room, the kitchen, and a guest bathroom. Two spacious en suite bedrooms await on the upper floor, as well as a study that benefits from a southwest-facing terrace. The top attic floor has also been converted into two further guest bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Contemporary Villa in the Rhine-Main Region
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his unique residence is located in one of the finest residential neighbourhoods in Aschaffenburg and impresses with unspoilt views that reach far beyond the rooftops of the city as far as the Feldberg peak. It also boasts an appointment standard and intelligent planning that leaves nothing to be desired. This oasis of well-being feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, while being close to urban life
at the same time. The grand design of this home encompasses a living area, sleeping quarters, and a bathroom en suite. Children can grow up here in a sheltered environment and benefit from the Bavarian school system, with a primary school and two secondary schools within walking distance. Frankfurt Airport is only around 30 minutes away. Aschaffenburg is also an ICE rail hub with its own commuter parking.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION: 118.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 3.049 MILL. E&V ID W-02GM10 INTERIOR APPROX. 388 m2 LAND APPROX. 940 m2 CONTACT
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 136 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1984 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Architect-Designed Home Set in Park-Like Grounds
he prestigious residence was built in 1984 according to a design by the Munich-based architecture professor Dr. Theodor Hugues. The U-shaped building was constructed to the finest construction standard and is particularly impressive for its generous dimensions, well-conceived ground-level layout concept, and superb lighting conditions. The highlight of the property is the beautiful atrium, which flows on to
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 1.89 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 333 m2 LAND APPROX. 20,000 m2 E&V ID W-02E9UN CONTACT INGOLSTADT (DE) FUDERER REAL ESTATE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 841 993 65 30 E-MAIL INGOLSTADT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
all wings of the building. In addition to this strength in design, the enormous expanses of space and the secluded, park-like grounds hold great appeal. Large terraces and many axes of view throughout the house create an exciting sense of connection with the beautiful green environs. The residence has a separate, self-contained apartment of some 73 m². Various surrounding plots could also be purchased if desired.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ROBERT FRANZ/DIFFERENT VISION – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT: 25.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 3.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 250 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,150 m2 E&V ID W-02F4UV CONTACT MÜNCHEN NORDOST (DE) DOMICILIUM GMBH
Country Residence in Ismaning
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et on a land plot of some 3,150 m² in a secluded location, this home is 20 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from the centre of Munich. It affords some 250 m2 of living interiors, enclosed by secluded garden grounds. One particular highlight is the kitchen and dining area, designed in the style of an English country house and complete with a cooking island. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two of which
have an en suite bathroom. An en suite guest room and a spa/fitness area with a sauna can be found on the lower ground floor. Heating is provided via a heat pump, with a solar system installed to support the warm water supply, while underfloor heating is laid throughout on all levels. A garden house, finished to the same superior quality as the main house, and a double garage, underline the exclusivity of this property.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 143 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1982
Grand Country Estate in the Bavarian Highlands
his property, known as the ‘Gugghof’, is situated not far from the picturesque town of Miesbach in Upper Bavaria, approx. 50 km south of Munich. It underwent complete and substantial refurbishment some 35 years ago, envisioned and executed by the star architect Max Ott. The interior combines elegant Bavarian tradition and classic design. Finishes of the highest quality such as Rosso Verona marble and oak floors,
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 8.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 750 m2 LAND APPROX. 65,000 m2 E&V ID W-02HDQX CONTACT MIESBACH (DE) PC IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 8025 993 82 40 E-MAIL MIESBACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
and many other refined details from the panelling and wooden ceilings to the tiled stoves, open fireplaces and sauna made from 250-year-old Styrian spruce all give this property its special charm. In addition to the sprawling meadows and gardens, which extend in all directions, the property also features its own forest and pond. The crowning glory is the view taking in the beautiful Alpine scenery and neighbouring forests.
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There’s no place like Hotel Mamá For Juan Picornell, hospitality entrepreneur isn’t just a job description, it’s a passion. And for Hotel Mamá, the first one of the Cappuccino Group, only the very best would do: French design star Jacques Grange. A Mallorcan success story. WORDS: Silke Bender PHOTOS: Hotel Mamá
Sunshine for the soul: the bar beside the lobby. Roberto Bellantuono designed the painted ceiling, Jacques Grange the furniture.
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1 Blood red: The design of the wine and tapas bar Bodeguita Picador is an homage to bullfighting 2 Flower power: Aitana’s Suite is a flowery ode to spring named after Picornell’s daughter 3 If you want to try Spain’s best wines, there’s no need to buy the whole bottle: Thanks to the Coravin system, you can order them by the glass 4 Sitting pretty: Summery rattan furniture and a fireplace decorated with zellige tilework make the hotel lounge an inviting place to linger 5 Made for the movies: There’s always something worth watching at the hotel’s Cappuccino theater 6 Pool position: The roof of the hotel provides the best view of the city and Palma C athedral.
“Planning a hotel with Jacques Grange is like learning to play soccer with Ronaldo as your coach.” JUAN PICORNELL
o, grins Juan Picornell, the
hotel isn’t actubeen guiding the fortunes of his hospitality empire since 1996. Less ally an homage to his mother. Or is it? “Nowthan a seven-minute walk away from Hotel Mamá, the Cappuccino adays my mother is more like a good friend, Group has its headquarters above the Cappuccino San Miguel café. a sophisticated girl of 77 who I enjoy going Here the architecture hasn’t changed since the late 18th century – and out with. I happen to have a very beautiful is inhabited by creative chaos. Sixty members of staff scurry through mama, and I wanted a beautiful hotel,” he long corridors stacked with cardboard boxes or call to one another says. Now he has one. And just once a year, through the doorways. The sunlight shining through the old winon January 1st, it serves up his favorite childdows of colored crystal casts bright patches on the creaking parquet. hood meal: roast beef with Yorkshire pudBut although there’s no shortage of space in the 4,000-square-meter ding – Picornell’s mother is from England. building, the boss doesn’t have his own office. “I usually work on site As soon as it opened in 2018, Hotel Mamá became a hub of city life to make sure I’m in the picture,” says Picornell. He travels a lot: His in Palma de Mallorca. Whatever the season or time of day, the hotel is companies have long since spread far beyond Mallorca, the Balearic Islands and the Spanish mainland and are now active in Gstaad, Switalways well patronized. Guests can enjoy breakfast at the Cappuccino Grand Café, sushi at the Tahini Japanese restaurant or wine and tazerland, and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia too. pas at the Bodeguita Picador. And the yellow benches and chairs of the t all started in 1993, when he opened his first Cappuccino café in Palma Nova at the tender age of 21. “There were three things in light-flooded bar in the lobby are occupied round the clock too, not just my life that had always fascinated me,” he says. “Music, design and by hotel guests but by passers-by as well. The atmosphere is cheerful, cozy, informal, romantic and yet sophisticated. what happens in good bars.” He drew a lot, That’s mainly due to the timeless and eclecstudied design books and, even as a child, tic interior by Jacques Grange, the renowned pictured what a place of his own would look French designer whose list of clients includes like. At 15, he got a job as a barkeeper and exwell-known names like Yves Saint Laurent perienced the reality of working behind a bar and Pierre Bergé or, more recently, Caroline for the first time. At 16, his life was overshadof Monaco and luxury entrepreneur François owed by tragedy: His father died, and as the Pinault. “I’ve admired Grange’s work for as eldest of three children he had no choice but long as I can remember,” says Picornell, who to grow up fast. A sense of responsibility for started collecting design books while still a his mother and the family pushed him out teenager. When he purchased the properinto the big wide world. ty that was to become Hotel Mamá back in First he became a flight attendant, flew 2008, nothing but the facade of the residenround the world and fuelled his dreams of tial and commercial building from the 19th opening his own place by scouting successful bars and cafés from New York to Loncentury remained. A short time later, he visited Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Marghdon. All that influenced his first café in Palerita in Bernalda, Italy, the interior of which ma Nova: There, right on the boardwalk, he was also designed by Jacques Grange. “Somesold select coffee specialties, sandwiches and thing just clicked,” says Picornell. “It had expastries – long before the big American cofactly the kind of spirit I’d been dreaming of fee chains ever set foot on the island. Picornell thought of everything: not just the top for my own first hotel.” But how do you perParis, 2019: Juan Picornell, founder of suade somebody of Grange’s caliber to comquality of the food and beverages on sale, but the Cappuccino Group, with French interior mit to a little 32-room hotel project on the the design, art and – most importantly of all designer Jacques Grange (left). Balearic Islands? “I sent him quite a long let– the music. “Music is magic,” says Picorter – it was very personal and hand-written,” says Picornell. nell. “Even if it’s only playing quietly in the background, it conveys range came to Mallorca, the two of them spent a whole weekthe mood of a place and sticks in your memory.” His concept was end together and hit it off right away: “We were two driven a success: Today there are 18 Cappuccino Grand Cafés all over the men who nursed the project like a baby,” he laughs. It was a world, and an in-house music manager works in close consultation labor of love – but a long one: Once a month for four years, Picornell with Picornell to put together a music program that changes with flew to Paris to perfect every last detail of the plans. And that was the time of day and is meanwhile successfully marketed online in the form of CDs and the Cappuccino Radio Station. With the sucno small undertaking, especially as every one of the 32 rooms is individually decorated, most of the furniture was specially designed cess of the cafés behind him, he went on to establish three more restaurant brands: Tahini Japanese, Wellies and now Bodeguita Picafor the hotel and the frescoes, marble bathrooms and painted ceiling beams were all done by hand. dor in Hotel Mamá. Jacques Grange is used to thinking beyond national boundaries, but During his search for locations for cafés and restaurants, he kept Hotel Mamá is perhaps his most international design to date, combincoming across beautiful properties, some with upper stories that were ing the traditional style of Mallorca with French, Italian and Ameristanding empty. “Over time, that gave rise to the idea of getting into the hotel business,” he says. The success of Hotel Mamá won’t be can furniture and Moorish-Moroccan details like zellige tilework. It’s a mix that looks fresh, light and very informal – more like a private his last: Two more hotels on Mallorca are already in the pipeline, one summer residence than a hotel. “Working with a professional like in Pollensa and one in Andratx. But rather than being copies of HoJacques was a very rewarding experience. A bit like learning to play tel Mamá, each will have its own unique character. This time, he’s soccer and getting Ronaldo as your coach,” says Picornell. “Most of hired John Stefanidis from Greece and Catalan architect Sergi Bastidas our guests have a hard time believing they’re staying in a new buildfor the designs. So what will the two new hotels be called? Picornell ing.” The facade and the old ceiling heights are in fact all that remain doesn’t know yet. That will be a gut decision, and he probably won’t of the original four-story structure. make it until just before they open in 2021/22. Hotel Mamá was only It’s a very different story with the palace from where Picornell has named six months before it welcomed its first guests too.
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1 The Terraza Balear team 2 Fingerfood from Maca de Castro 3 Christophe Delcourt, Minotti product designer, with Carmen Pujol of Terraza Balear 4 Front view of the “Villa Seahouse” with the infinity pool 5 Hans Lenz, CEO of E&V Mallorca Southwest, Mariana Muñoz, CEO of Terraza Balear, Renato Minotti, co-CEO of Minotti and Achim Marwitz, architect of “Villa Seahouse” 6 Graciela Wanger and Elena Giménez of Terraza Balear 7 Renato Minotti and Fiorella Villa, marketing director of Minotti 8 The “Villa Seahouse” offers breathtaking panorma views of the sea 9 Presentation by M inotti designer Christophe Delcourt.
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coral breeders who are working to save the reefs. Mustique attaches great importance to preserving the environment (the golf carts in which people move around the island are all battery powered). You can take a dip in the sea on horseback, followed by tennis and cricket, of course. Doing yoga – I was told – is especially effective at dawn when the white ginger lilies open up and emit their scent. Alternatively, you could prepare your tax returns. After all, if the weather is good, anything is fun. Lunches, picnics, cocktail hours and dinners all blend into one. You will need few clothes – anything that flutters in the breeze, glitters, and looks cool and effortless. Leave your Manolo Blahniks at home but invest in a decent pedicure, because people here even go to dinner barefoot. And then, there are local traditions like the nude race along the runway on New Year’s Eve. At the end of your stay, you’ll be surprised at the cost of your stint as a luxury castaway. At least it’s less pricey than St. Barts, they say. The fascinating thing here – apart from the flora and fauna – is the number of VIPs per square mile: department store heirs, fertilizer manufactures, owners of racing stables. The minute you land, you practically share a table with them. Mick Jagger is a regular. Did you know that his dog’s name is Guinness? Sadly, there was no sign of the rock star, but his panting pooch was very much in evidence.
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Today the house with its panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean is owned by Americans. Those who wish to purchase a house need to know that villas on Mustique only change hands because of the three “Ds”: death, debt and divorce. Eight properties are currently for sale, for example the Hummingbird, a bungalow designed by architect Paolo Piva. The owner is a scion of the Sainsbury’s supermarket family, and $28 million will get you the keys to the place. Each villa comes with a private butler (like Tony, who used to work for David Bowie), who will be delighted to remind you repeatedly about your upcoming tennis lesson. This is necessary because, as you will quickly realize, being happy makes you forgetful. The only thing you want to do is eat, drink, sleep and go snorkeling. The butlers also memorize and even anticipate guest requests, in order to fulfill them promptly and discreetly. As though it was the most natural thing in the world, a giant bunch of dill will suddenly appear on your pillow, just because you mentioned in passing that you were missing the scent of the herb. On Mustique, you start your day doing nothing in particular. You have some mediocre tea, marvel at a hummingbird and check who is arriving, who is already here and who is leaving the island. Maybe you’ll do some diving among the sea turtles or pay a visit to the
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WORDS: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: EARL WAN (1), HEATHERWICK STUDIO (1)
homas Heatherwick is famous for daring to try new things. Be it in design, by coming up with a more organic form for London’s double-decker buses, or in architecture, by making plants an integral part of his concepts. The “1000 Trees” project in Shanghai is a prime example. The Brit d esigned two mountain-like building complexes for the city. The site is bordered by a public park on one side and concrete towers everywhere else. The more than 300,000 square meters of developed space – the equivalent of more than 40 soccer fields – are home to shops, offices, galleries, restaurants and event locations. The fact that the huge complex doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to a concrete desert is thanks to the presence of 1,000 different trees and plants. They grow in huge planters on gigantic columns that were integrated into the structure of the building and seem to grow out of it. Besides its spectacular appearance, the greenery performs two other important functions: It cools the building and captures carbon.
A green oasis: The design for the “1000 Trees” project in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai is the work of Thomas Heatherwick.
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