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THE ENGEL & VÖLKERS MAGAZINE

THE RESET ISSUE Highly motivating personalities who have dared to START OVER

Veronica Chou Good-bye fast fashion, hello sustainability! Tracey Emin From radical roots to a place in art history

Jochen Zeitz Return to the boardroom after years in the wild Sofia Vergara Overcoming tragedy to find global success

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WELCOME

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ore than 40 years ago, we started brokering exclusive residential real estate from a villa in Hamburg’s upscale Elbvororte district. As a company, we can look back on many crucial milestones since

that time, including opening our first offices abroad in Mallor-

ca and introducing our franchising system in the mid-1990s. Over the years, however, one thing has never changed: our aim to develop constantly evolving, ­tailor-made products and services for our clients in response to their needs. I am proud of the fact that we have remained true to this maxim even during these challenging times of the pandemic, and that we have further expanded our range of services. The coronavirus has changed us all, as well as our social and professional lives, long-term. To my mind, it has also engendered fundamental changes in the world of work. People will want to continue working remotely and flexibly in the future, but will require the right spaces and conditions to do so. Many of our customers are looking for properties with a spacious floor plan that can accommodate one or more offices. However, working from home is not the ideal solution for everyone. Companies, too, are adapting to the new situation by exploring alternative ways of managing their office buildings. In response to increasing demand for flexible workspaces, we have developed our new, exclusive Engel & Völkers Work Edition office space product. Whether for client presentations, team meetings or for collaborating on projects: Engel & Völkers Work Edition offers stylish and prestigious office spaces for every occasion. Customers can rent a single workstation, larger offices or conference rooms. As members, they have access to a diverse community of consummate professionals. The first Work Edition location is at StadthausGermany and Europe are currently being developed. If you are not just looking for the ideal office space, but also for the perfect home,

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brücke 5 in Hamburg, our former company headquarters. Further locations in Sincerely,

you are sure to find both on the following pages. This latest issue of GG is once again filled with stunning real estate from all around the world. I hope you enjoy browsing!

Christian Völkers

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Hit Refresh!

After months of feeling as if someone up there had pressed some kind of Pause button, it’s time to rethink priorities, make adjustments to life as we know it and maybe even consider a fresh start. Just like you hit Refresh when your computer screen freezes or a page won’t load, we would like to motivate you to take a new perspective on your own journey and maybe get inspired by the personalities we selected for this new issue of GG. Meet the young Chinese textile executive Veronica Chou, who was already incredibly successful when she was only 30 years old. Until one night, when she decided to take a completely new turn, sell her existing businesses and switch her focus entirely onto sustainability. The mother of twins has just launched a brand-new sustainable fashion label that sells trousers made from fermented sugar and parkas produced from recycled plastic. Get to know Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, the highest-paid Latin American businesswoman in Hollywood. Read all about the bold artist Tracey Emin or the remarkable entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, who left his successful position as CEO of Puma to seek fulfillment in the African wilderness. He’s now CEO of ­Harley-Davidson! Or embark on an unforgettable road trip that will remind you: Roads were made for journeys, not destinations. We hope that you’ll enjoy our Reset Issue!

Yours,

PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN SCHOPPE (1)

Michaela Cordes

If you’re in need of motivation and tips for achieving your own reset, I recommend this book. The trick is to get up early, set clear goals and stick to them. The 31-day challenge is an absolute must! The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod, (approx. € 16).

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Javier Cardona Folch  Javier Cardona Folch was born in Barcelona. After graduating from law school, he and his father opened a restaurant. In 2016, he heard that Engel & Völkers were looking for a partner in Val d’Aran, in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. A few months later he became an E&V licence partner at the age of 28.

Victoria Tang-Owen  For our cover story, photographer Victoria Tang-Owen captured Veronica Chou, a dear childhood friend. Besides taking wonderful pictures, Tang-Owen – who is also a graphic designer based in Hong Kong – and her husband are the founders of the ­T hirty30 Creative design studio. Running her own business is in her blood – ­legendary entrepreneur Sir David Tang was her father.

Martin Tschechne  In the 1970s, Margate was a popular vacation spot with beaches, bingo halls and cheap razzle-dazzle. Martin Tschechne spent vacations in the seaside resort, and Tracey Emin grew up there. When the journalist discovered the artist’s work years later, he perceived in it the things he had encountered in Margate: a lust for life, despair, rebellion and violence, but also wisdom.

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Emily Shur  Emily Shur is a New York native, but grew up in Houston. The work of the photographer didn’t just make it into GG, but has also been exhibited at London’s National Portrait G ­ allery. Shur lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her bulldog.

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TRACEY EMIN  Naked emotions: The artist has always bared her soul and is fighting for survival with the same candor.

ART & DESIGN  These capsules are tiny, health-boosting marvels and come in cool, minimalist packaging.

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JOCHEN ZEITZ  The celebrated former Puma boss left for the Kenyan wilderness. Now he wants to save Harley-Davidson.

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SOFIA VERGARA  She is the highest-paid actress in the world. Her sense of humor has helped her overcome tragic events.

20 COOL CITY  Join us on a trip to the Greek capital of Athens, where ancient history and modern zeitgeist meet.

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reveals how to create unforgettable memories.

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NEWS FROM THE CEO  Sven Odia, CEO of Engel & Völkers, on the latest trends in the international real estate market.

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WOMAN  Beautiful products in exquisite shades of white.

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MAN  These classics are experiencing a revival.

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BOOKS  Motivational, inspiring and captivating – our book recommendations.

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186 PERSONAL  A mountainous oasis of tranquility in East China.

VERONICA CHOU  With her own new label, this entrepreneur now focuses entirely on sustainable clothing.

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TRAVEL  Turn up the music, open the windows! Road trips are back, and we’ve already been on one – around Italy.

NEW HOME  Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has designed the interior of a unique apartment on Manhattan’s Park Avenue.

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NEW HOME  The newly resplendent, medieval Brastet Castle in the Catalan region of Lleida.

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RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL  Villas, mansions & office space – the world’s most beautiful real estate.

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FOREWORD  The preface to this new edition.

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EDITORIAL  Hit Refresh!

184 ADDRESSES  Names, addresses and manufacturers. 185 STAFF  Masthead.

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COOL CITY

Athens reborn

The Greek capital has reinvented itself over the last decade. Few cities offer such a captivating mix of ancient h ­ istory and modern zeitgeist.

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1 ANAFIOTIKA  This idyllic neighborhood on the slopes of the Acropolis comprises 45 houses and narrow alleyways, and is often described as a village inside the city.  2 ACROPOLIS MUSEUM  A modern structure that opened in 2009 and houses some 4,000 treasures.  3 MONASTIRAKI FLEA MARKET  You’ll find everything here from ­souvenirs and furniture to military surplus.  4 ATHENSWAS  A luxury hotel situated near the Temple of Olympian Zeus and only a ten-minute walk from Syntagma Square. 2

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his city was once the most powerful in ancient Greece: the cradle of democracy and the birthplace of drama and western civilization. Today, perhaps more than ever, Athens boasts a rich cultural mix. Young Athenians in particular are opening pop-up stores and restaurants in trendy neighborhoods like Chalandri, or are coming together to form artists’ collectives. Others are restoring dilapidated buildings in the streets of Pangrati, Kypseli and Keramikos to turn them into stylish hotels. The resurrection of Greece’s largest city, which at less than 39 square kilometers is a relatively small metropolis, has attracted creatives and digital nomads from all over the world. They throng the streets of the hip Gazi and Psiri districts, where graffiti-adorned, cracked facades invite visitors to admire the street art during the day. In the evening, strains of relaxing music waft out of the open doors of the bars and clubs. The in-crowd likes to congregate at the Breeder Gallery, which exhibits timeless pieces by up-and-coming artists, or in the unassuming courtyard of The Art Foundation (TAF), with its bar, gallery and small designer shops. On Sundays, the Monastiraki flea market is held in the streets outside TAF, a must in the social calendars of many young Athenians. The Central Market, where even restauranteurs go to buy their produce, is also well worth wandering through. Wherever you look, you see new, vibrant activities taking place within the historical walls of the ancient city. A squat on Riga Palmidou, for instance, now houses the Embrós theater (embrós means “forward”). It’s a well-known venue among members of the Athenian underground. Here, independent theater groups often perform comedies about the Greek financial crisis. But despite these contemporary t­ransformations, the best thing about Athens is

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still its history, which dates back millennia. At the Syntagma Square station, visitors can admire skeletons and artifacts from Classical times, discovered during excavations when the metro was built. A few streets away, the family-owned delicatessen Kostarelos prepares and serves feta cheese – a very popular Greek food – in the traditional way. At the foot of the Acropolis lies a hidden gem: The scenic Anafiotika neighborhood with its white-washed houses is an oasis of calm. Its stone steps and blue shutters were built by migrants from the Cyclades island of Anafi in the 19th century. A short walk away is the Acropolis Museum, a contemporary building designed by architect Bernard Tschumi. It houses archeological finds as well as temporary exhibitions. Close by, on Dionysiou Areopagitou, Athens’ most famous pedestrian street, you’ll find the luxurious boutique hotel AthensWas, with its classically furnished suites. The Sense, a chic restaurant on the top floor of the hotel, has a stunning roof terrace that is very popular with the city’s in-crowd. Here, you can sip wine and enjoy creative Greek dishes, for example orzo pasta, while admiring the unique view of the Parthenon and the Acropolis hill. 4

The AthensWas Design Hotel boasts 21 rooms, ­furnished in marble and walnut, and panoramic views. From 179 euros  a  night.


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Good Bacteria

Staying healthy is more important than ever before. Many people already maintain good nutritional health by following a well-balanced diet, but for some, this is not enough. Nutritional supplements take preventive health care one step further. Among the various maca powders, spirulina pills and other supplements available on the market are the bacteria capsules made by Mybacs – a unique player in the health supplements market. The young German-Swiss startup was founded by Carl-Philipp von Polheim and Sebastian Wahl in 2008. The synbiotic capsules they produce contain mineral nutrients, vitamins and a combination of prebiotics and probiotic bacterial cultures that strengthen your intestinal flora and, ultimately, your immune system. Taken every day, the Mybacs formula boosts the body’s natural defenses and improves overall well-being. It even has a smoothing effect on the skin. The formula has been adapted to meet the nutritional needs of both women and men.

Each capsule is jam-packed with 60 ­billion gut bacteria. A monthly subscription of 30 capsules costs 39.95 euros.

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INTERVIEW

Safari close to home Hamburg-based nature and wildlife photographer Michael Poliza used to organize luxury tours to ­remote destinations. When the pandemic struck, he turned the crisis into a brand-new venture.

You have a real knack for discovering special places …  I’ve spent ten years in the memory creation business. You can create these in Africa, in Iceland or in northern Germany – it doesn’t really matter where you are. This past summer, we offered a sunrise tour on the Lüneburg Heath. It was magical and misty when we set off, just beautiful. When the sun rose around 5:30 am and burned off the mist, we stopped for coffee and croissants, laid out on a white tablecloth. That’s the kind of detail that matters. We’re not just there for the exercise and fresh air, we’re there to create unforgettable memories. This isn’t the first time you have made a fresh start, you’ve ­reinvented yourself a number of times.   That’s true. I worked as an actor for a few years, started an IT company, which I later sold successfully, ran a hotel on a private island and sailed around the world in a high-tech boat. New things keep coming up. Is there a motto that you live by?  I allow myself to discover new things and move with the times; I’m a fan of constantly ­evolving and of the maxim: “adapt or die!” I keep an eye out for gaps in the market. Are you afraid of failure?  No, but I prefer success.

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Outside the door, nature is calling: Explore the picturesque, dramatic landscapes of northern Germany on a Riese & Müller electric bike with Michael Poliza eBike Ad­ventures.

You’ve spent much time in faraway places in recent years. What made you start offering e-bike tours back home in northern Germany?   The coronavirus crisis has caused huge restrictions on travel. So I asked myself: What can we offer our German customers that they will enjoy but won’t require them to travel abroad? In the early days of the pandemic, I spent a lot of time on my e-bike. I studied maps, consulted Google Maps and so discovered beautiful routes with windmills and old bridges. That’s when it hit me: You don’t have to travel far to experience special ­places. Eighty percent of our customers hail from Hamburg but they’ve never seen their city from these vantage points. There are lots of romantic spots between the Alster Lake, the Elbe River and the harbor area.


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NEWS FROM THE CEO

Record-breaking year for U.S. real estate, despite the pandemic

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his past year has been an extremely challenging one for many individuals and entire industries. So it is all the more worthwhile to take a look at the U.S. residential property market, which happens to be doing exceedingly well. The figures for December 2020 show that 70 percent of existing-homes on the market – single-family homes and condominiums – were sold within less than a month of being listed. Existing-home sales totaled 5.64 million in 2020, up 5.6 percent from 2019. The median existing-home price in December also increased markedly by 12.9 percent from one year ago. But what is causing these large increases in price? The reason is quite simply that demand is far exceeding supply. The number of properties on the market has reached a historic low, while demand by potential buyers has remained consistently high. This is true for both primary residences and second homes. Interest rates are low and many of our clients, who have been toying with the idea of purchasing a property for a while, have decided that now is the time to turn this idea into a reality. When a suitable property comes onto the market, the decision to buy is usually reached very quickly. The largest surges in price can be observed in markets gaining new interest from buyers due to space and proximity to outdoor amenities. The shift to working from home has boosted the popularity of regions that are located further away from large metropolises and major places of employment. The fastest growing state in the U.S. is Idaho, in the country’s northwest, a state known for its unspoiled and picturesque landscapes. The pandemic has further reinforced this trend towards life in the countryside and increased the demand for spacious residen-

tial properties surrounded by large plots of land. The most recent statistics confirm this development: Last year, the Engel & Völkers shop in Sun Valley, Idaho, increased its sales by more than 100 percent. Atlanta, Georgia is also currently experiencing a large demand for residential real estate as more and more people flock to the Southern metropolis where tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook have based some of their offices. In Georgia, real estate companies have been classified by the authorities as essential businesses, so our consultants were allowed to keep operating, with new precautions, unlike businesses in many other industries. In the summer of 2020, Engel & Völkers brokered the sale of the luxury villa that was formerly the home of actor and film producer Tyler Perry for $15 million. Closing this deal represented the most expensive property transaction in Georgia in 2020. The success of our company in the U.S. and Canada is of particular and personal interest to me. I was privileged to be a part of the Engel & Völkers journey in North America from the start, so I am very proud of the fact that we are now the only European real estate company that has been able to establish itself in this extremely competitive market. Our brand image is exceptionally strong in both the U.S. and Canada, with half of our annual brokerage revenue generated from these two countries. We achieve record sales every week – a particular highlight being the sale of an estate in California for $118 million. I continue to be impressed by the professional leadership, expertise and team spirit that are behind closing each of these sales, and look forward to the continued success of Engel & Völkers Americas!

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“The number of p ­ roperties on the market has reached a historic low, while demand by potential buyers has remained consistently high.” SVEN ODIA, CEO OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AG

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From exclusive penthouses to idyllic ranches – the U.S. real estate market is as diverse as the country itself. The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to an increased desire among many Americans to acquire a main residence or second home. Though met with initial pauses in business and uncertainty, the market for residential real estate is booming.


Engel & Völkers has more than 180 shops in 34 states across the U.S.

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“In Florida, demand is huge, also among ­celebrities. Mick ­Jagger recently bought a home in the Sunshine State.” SVEN ODIA

73 1,683 in 2016 107 2,670 in 2017 149 3,158 in 2018 192 3,829 in 2019 229 4,581 in 2020 Engel & Völkers shops in North America Engel & Völkers real estate advisors in North America

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Since 2016, Engel & Völkers has tripled the number of its shops in North America. But we are not going to stop there – 2021 will be another year of expansion: We are looking to add 25 locations in select, high-end markets in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Our ­focus is on metropolitan regions and ­second home markets, in which we are not currently represented, as well as helping our existing companies expand. New openings are planned, including in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and in Portland, Maine.


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1 SNOW QUEEN  The best way to avoid clashing

from € 2,490.  4 ELEGANT  The “Clover” table

makes you look forward to spring. Designers

and cream from head to toe. By Akris, price on

glass bulb and a delicate golden frame. Available

Cubist-inspired face on the “Metropolis” porce-

colors is to drape yourself in shades of white

request.  2 WHITE ON WHITE  This minimalist

sculpture by Danish artist Tilde Grynnerup adds a new dimension to white walls. Also available in other colors and styles. Price on request. 

3 LUMINOUS  “Bouton” ring featuring a delicate

moonstone set in fine rose gold. Tamara Comolli,

lamp from Lasvit features a handmade blown from Wallpaper, approx. € 1,554.  5 WELL

Guild, approx. € 143.  7 OBJET D’ART  The

lain vase is a real head-turner. Jonathan Adler,

ROUNDED  The wonderfully soft, comfortable

approx. € 160.  8 SLEIGHT OF HAND  What could

with integrated side tables. Secolo, approx.

panel with integrated LEDs allows you to control

“Tateyama” sofa adds flair to any room. It comes € 5,095.  6 FLORAL DISPLAY  The blooming magnolia pattern of the “Yulan Birch” linen fabric

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be more elegant? The “Pushbutton sensor 4”

the blinds and the lighting in your home with an effortless touch. Gira, € 92.25.

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blue yonder? Then why not don this royal blue quest.  2 INSTANT WARMTH  This fashionable, linen-covered, deep blue hip flask invites you

to take more than one sip. Gather, approx. € 32.  3 PATIENCE REQUIRED  Not for novices: Jonathan Adler’s brightly colored ”Lips“ puzzle may

only consist of 750 pieces but it’s a real challenge,

Galison, approx. € 29.  4 ESSENCE OF SUMMER  grant than with this cool, fruity piece of soap: “Let Me Sea“ features notes of citrus and mint.

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stylish bento box by Poketo and Takenaka even

has a compartment to keep soup hot. There’s also extra room to hold an afternoon snack. Available from Design Milk, approx. € 26.

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Dreamscapes

Home Body

Indian-Canadian author and illustrator Rupi Kaur has sold over seven million books, making her the most successful poet of all time. Following on from Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers, Home Body is her latest collection of thoughts and poetry. It takes readers on an intimate journey through the ­past and the present in search of inner peace. Through honest reflections full of insight and conflict, Kaur urges her readers to become more loving and accepting of themselves and others. Her compelling, authentic words are bound to stay with you long after you finish this book.

Become a Leader Like Michelle Obama is a children’s and young adult book from the Work It, Girl series of b ­ iographies of s­ uccessful women. Accompanied by ­imaginative illustrations, it tells the inspiring story of the former First Lady, who lived with her family in a small bungalow in C ­ hicago and realized early on that she wanted to use her voice to empower other girls. She went on to study at Princeton and Harvard and her life story sets a shining example to many. This book is a reminder that with enough passion and hard work, anything is possible.

A. Hugill, R. Flanagan, Gestalten, approx. € 30

Rupi Kaur, Simon & Schuster Ltd, approx. € 15

Caroline Moss, The Quarto Group, approx. € 10

“Progress is the realization of utopias,” Oscar Wilde once said. For inspiration, you could turn to the digitally created images in Dream­scapes & Artificial A ­ rchitecture, a fascinating book that depicts landscapes and architecture in unexpected contexts and blurs the boundaries between abstract concepts and realistic designs in astonishing ways. A total of 44 3D artists have contributed to this book, which features images ranging from pastel-colored houses by a lake to post-apocalyptic desert landscapes. Each image invites readers to immerse themselves in a parallel world.

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Veronica Chou, a mother of twins, is the founder and CEO of sustainable fashion company Everybody & Everyone.

TIME FOR A RESET!

Within every crisis a profound opportunity might appear. Let yourself be inspired by the extraordinary lives of these personalities who all turned their lives around in a very impressive manner!

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At just 30, Veronica Chou already owned 12 fashion brands in China. Then she sold everything and started over.


Mission Sustainable

A trip to Nepal changed Veronica Chou’s life. After years of experience as an executive and her deep understanding of the challenges in the fashion industry, the 36-year-old entrepreneur from a Chinese textile family now focuses entirely on sustainability. TEXT : Michaela Cordes  PHOTOS: Victoria Tang-Owen

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Based in Hong Kong since the outbreak of the pandemic, Veronica uses Zoom to communicate with her team in the U.S.

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“I could see the particles in the air, and when I came home at night, my face and hands were black.” VERONICA CHOU


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he realization came in the middle of the night on a trekking tour in Nepal. Just after her 30th birthday and having spent seven years opening 1,000 fashion shops all over China, this young businesswoman decided it was time for a break. “A week of Vipassana meditation, then a weeklong trek surrounded by nature, to take time off for myself,” Veronica Chou explains in a Zoom call from Hong Kong to Hamburg. “The day before, climbing the highest peak on that trip, I woke up around midnight and suddenly had this epiphany and knew: Whatever I did in the future would have to do with sustainability.”

Veronica didn’t change course for pure business reasons. She was ­looking for a purpose.

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A conviction that grew over years of experience in the mass-market fashion industry. Having started when she was only 24, Veronica Chou introduced more than a dozen American mass market fashion brands into China, among them Karl Lagerfeld, Ed Hardy, London Fog and Candie’s. But despite the economic success, there were issues that she noticed while going about her regular business activities that increasingly made the young entrepreneur pause and think. Veronica: “Some of those experiences I’ll never forget, like stepping off a plane and feeling like I was walking into a sandstorm. I could see the particles in the air and when I got home after long days at work, my face and hands were black. Back then, everyone living in Asia was aware of the problem and was constantly talking about pollution.” To fully understand the significance of what it meant for Veronica to change her course drastically and decide to focus entirely on sustainability, one has to dive into the history of the Chou family. Over the course of several generations, the family’s visionary ­ideas had turned a textile industry into an institution whose impact has spread far beyond the borders of China. Veronica’s grandfather is the celebrated, 101-year-old textile tycoon Chao Kuang-piu, who was the owner of the largest groups of knitwear factories and known as the “Wool Magnate.” Her father, Silas Chou, was behind the success of global fashion brands Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors. “I grew up going to my family’s knitwear and denim factories,” Veronica remembers. “As a teenager, I interned in my father’s companies to learn more about both the organizational and the manufacturing side of the business. In the factories, I couldn’t help wondering: Why is it so dusty here? What is that smell? Where does the colored water go after the fabric has been dyed? At the time, though, that was just the way things were and nobody spent a lot of time thinking about the consequences. Lat-

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er, when I was bringing those U.S. brands to ­China and opening my stores, I realized that people were talking about the environment more and more and felt that I needed to learn all I could about sustainability.” Another unhealthy aspect that she had encountered personally also motivated the young entrepreneur: “As a young Asian woman growing up in the fashion industry, I was constantly comparing myself to skinny American and European supermodels. When I was in high school in the States, my roommates at boarding school put up posters of these super skinny women and went on weird, random diets and exercised like crazy. It was really unhealthy! In American media, I hardly ever saw anyone who looked like me. Now there are a lot of Asians, but at the time, there weren’t that many represented at all. I really struggled, and for many years felt an immense amount of pressure. It affected me a lot and I had issues with self-esteem and body image. But all of these experiences taught me important lessons for the future, and I realized that a contemporary fashion brand would have to be inclusive and represent all nations, cultures and body sizes.” After returning from her trekking trip in 2015, Veronica Chou sold her company Iconix China Ltd and began focusing exclusively on the subject of sustainability. A courageous decision, but she didn’t know where to start, so she asked her two elder half-brothers, who are tech investors. “They opened my eyes to the possibilities that were out there, pointing me down the path toward materials science and introduced me to companies that were already actively researching alternative textile technologies.” How did her father react to this sudden entrepreneurial change of heart? “He never tried to talk me out of it, but at first, he didn’t really understand what I was doing. And he didn’t welcome it either when I tried to switch all the food and cleaning products in his home


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“Since COVID-19 people really seem to understand how important sustainable living is.” VERONICA CHOU


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Instead of party dresses, Everybody & Everyone sells practical, sustainably produced basics for everyday wear.

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Family business: Veronica Chou is a mother of twins. She has two older half-brothers and a younger half-sister.


“Growing up in the fashion industry, I felt ­under pressure to fit into a certain size. That’s why we’re size-inclusive today.” VERONICA CHOU to organic. You have to remember that ­ rganic and sustainable were not yet wideo spread concepts in the public consciousness. But over time, my father came to realize that all of us have to start thinking about things in a different way. He introduced me to Susan Rockefeller, a sustainability pioneer, who has been so very helpful to my journey.” Almost a year ago – not long before the onset of the pandemic – the mother of five-yearold twins started her own sustainable clothing company, Everybody & Everyone, based in the U.S. sells size-inclusive women’s fashions. But Veronica Chou also wants to use her company to help educate her customers about leading more sustainable lives, and supports research in materials science knowing that only true alternatives – new, sustainable technologies – will make the difference in her industry. To start with, at Everybody & Everyone, she does not sell party dresses. Veronica: “These are items you should rent or buy second hand, especially since they’re usually intended for a single occasion. There are so many great pieces out there that have already been made, and they’re just waiting for a new owner. Everybody & Everyone specializes in basics, essential, versatile pieces you can wear on many different occasions. For instance, we have a turtleneck sweater where the neck part comes off, giving you either a turtleneck or a crewneck in one item of clothing. We also have black trousers made of fermented sugar that have an adjustable waist and adjustable length, no matter what shoes you’re wearing. They have buttons at the hem so you can easily adjust them up or down. And then there’s our puffer jacket made of 330 recycled plastic bottles. It has a zipper that allows you to wear it as a short jacket when it’s not so cold out or turn it into a parka.” Drawing people’s attention to new, innovative and sustainable materials and selling them to customers is something Veronica finds very exciting. “Early this year, our label introduced its first collection of athletic wear made of biodegradable nylon! Normal nylon takes up to 100 years to degrade, ours take three years.” Together, she and her family support research in new, sustainable textiles. For many years, they have been investing in companies such as Modern Meadow, which grows leather in a lab “so that you don’t have to kill a cow in order to have leather,” as Veronica explains. Both she and her friend Emily Lam Ho have also invested in the Sneaker Company Thousand Fell,

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the world’s first circular sneaker. Customers send in their old pair of white sneakers and get them back, transformed into new ones. As Veronica says: “Things are developing extremely fast in this area. When I started looking into sustainability in fashion about six years ago, there was only one company selling leggings made from recycled plastic. Today, it’s considered good form to be environmentally aware, and big companies like H&M and Adidas are producing items made of recycled ocean plastic. What fascinates me the most are innovative new companies producing materials that are not just ‘less bad’ for the planet but actually do more good – like those that come from regenerative farming.” Regenerative agriculture is a method of farming aimed at conserving nature and creating biodiversity, based on what we see in the natural world – without the use of synthetic pesticides. This approach creates and maintains healthy soil, which in turn traps more carbon dioxide – and provides a way for local farmers to make more money by growing a variety of plants rather than just one crop. With regard to her company, Veronica says: “We offer shirts made of silk from regenerative silk farms, for instance. We also ensure that the shirts are sewn in the same place where the fabric is produced to keep the carbon footprint as small as possible. I want to give our customers the assurance that by buying our products, they are not only doing something good for themselves but also for the planet.” What company does she regard as a role model and leader in the sustainable fashion sector? “Patagonia!,” she exclaims. The California-based specialist for outdoor clothing and gear (“We’re in Business to Save our Home Planet”) boasts 4.6 million followers on Instagram and employs around 1,000 people. An example that shows by selling sustainable, fairly produced products, it is possible to conquer the mass market. “I admire the way Patagonia treats its workers and the way it has grown as a company. I also like how they use their platform to make documentaries and educate people about how to live more sustainable lives. Businesses of this size have the power to influence governments and their policy. I think it’s not fair to put pressure solely on consumers. Companies and businesses should also do their part. It’s important for governments to create and maintain sustainable practices by setting new rules and regulations.” Veronica Chou seems to be on-trend: Since the


A sustainable lifestyle: Veronica Chou stays fit by meditating, eating organic and going running every day.

­outbreak of COVID-19, consumer behavior around the world has in fact changed drastically according to a recent study by the Capgemini Research Institute. When deciding what to buy, 79 percent of consumers worldwide base their decision on values like social responsibility, inclusiveness and impact on the environment, according to the study, while 69 percent of consumers choose sustainably produced products. Has Veronica personally noticed a difference when looking at the sales figures for her new company? “Absolutely!,” she says. “We’re still young, but we have sold to customers in every one of the 50 U.S. states. My typical customers are women my age who carefully observe what is happening in the world and around them. I think the pandemic has produced a kind of reset within many people. When everything closed during the first lockdown, we had no choice but to go out into parks and on hikes and spend more time outside in nature. So all of a sudden, we realized how important it is to have a healthy environment, and learned the urgent need for a more sustainable world! We humans

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“We can make the right choice three times a day about what we eat – and what we wear. It’s important to keep that in mind.” VERONICA CHOU

cannot remain healthy if the world around us isn’t. Studies show that nature has an important effect on our psyches. Even going out for a walk among the trees improves our mood and is psychologically beneficial. Experiencing this again and again has aroused people’s curiosity about what sustainable fashion is all about, coupled with the awareness and mentions generated by the media, and as a result, we are seeing that customers are now quite willing to spend more money if it means they are doing something to keep our planet healthy. It’s important to keep in mind that each one of us can make the right choice three times a day when we decide what to eat – and every time we put on something to wear.” What’s fascinating about Veronica’s business model is that she lived in London but relocated to Hong Kong with her family when the pandemic broke out. She launched her company via Zoom. Everybody & Everyone is headquartered in New York and currently only ships to customers in the U.S. Veronica: “Because the U.S. is innovative when it comes to fabrics science, but China has better manufacturing technology. In the past, you had to send physical fabric samples back and forth, but today we can reduce the number of samples by utilizing 3D technology.” And has fashion production in China changed for the better since she started her new business? “I can see a drastic change. The factories we work with have been certified in many different ways. They use renewable energy. Also, the Chinese government is pushing green technologies. Take the regenerative farm from which we get our organic silk: When that farm switched to organic production the neighboring farms would knock on the door and ask: Why are you generating income while we’re suffering from setbacks due to COVID-19? It’s a trickle-down effect. Because the conversation is changing, the factories are under increased pressure to change their methods. Globally speaking, there are now more initiatives and models to help factories with their financing. One of the biggest U.S. organizations is the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC). It has a program called Clean by Design, which also operates in China. It’s a 10-step program that helps factories and mills change even basic things like switching to LED lighting or putting electric trackers in place to find out how much electricity they are using. By insulating their buildings and learning how to treat waste water, companies that follow this program start saving money within just one year. So yes, I can definitely see that China is moving towards more sustainable production.” Her goal? “I’m not interested in making as much money as possible, I’m interested in having a purpose, which I have found.”


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Clear the stage for magical moments

ADLER Lodge RITTEN. Come. Marvel. Enjoy.

The sunny high plateau of Renon rises at an altitude of 1,000 meters in the heart of South Tyrol and with it, its ADLER Lodge. Magnificently framed by glittering treetops, the main building and the twenty chalets blend into the landscape. The airy wooden structure with large glass facades allows boundless views of idyllic natural landscapes blurring the boundaries between inside and outside. Wooden sculptures adorn the gables of the buildings and wooden panels printed with ethnic patterns give the interiors of the lodge an unusually tribal atmosphere, in harmony with the surrounding forests. The natural design, the scent of fir trees, the invigorating mountain air and the crackling fire sound like a melody that gently stimulates all five senses. Here the lodge becomes home. The Renon always has its charm and is the ideal starting point for active holiday trips. Eve-

ry season has its own magic, which can be discovered through guided snowshoe hikes and ski tours in winter, and mountain hikes and bike excursions the rest of the year. All this, off the beaten track and away from the hustle and bustle. For those who want to take a walk through the city, the lodge is only twenty minutes away from the centre of Bolzano, which can be easily reached by cable car. And then just as quickly you are back on top again: in the silence of the Renon. In the forest sauna, body and soul regenerate themselves. Specific massages and special treatments relax completely the body. Yoga and meditation round off the program. Hidden in the heart of the forest, a Finnish sauna with cold water pool, a bio sauna and a relaxation room invite you to switch off and dream. The poetry of nature paired with selected essential fragrances and oils help to achieve deep recover and relaxation. Breath by breath,

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the lodge is a timeless place where you abandon yourself and rediscover a calmer and happier version of your being. The kitchen, headed by Hannes Pignater, serves exquisite dishes throughout the day. Local products take priority here, which flavours are enhanced by the fusion of Mediterranean spices and aromas. So, it can be said that the lodge serves an Alpine-Mediterranean cuisine à la Pignater that caters to your every taste. Informal and casual luxury, that's what makes the ADLER Lodge Ritten so charming. This is also reflected in the all-inclusive arrangement, as all meals and drinks, the indoor and outdoor activity program as well as local transport and admission to the museums of South Tyrol are already included in the price for the entire stay. Up here you feel like at friends’ home, like being part of the ADLER family. That’s real relaxation!


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In Italy, you are never far from the sea. Life is sweet at the La Fontelina beach club in Capri.


ANDIAMO! Road trips have been all the rage since the pandemic started. One of E ­ urope’s most romantic destinations is Italy. Our author takes us there – carefree and at her own relaxed pace. TEXT: Julia Dettmer

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Picturesque Nesso village on the shore of Lake Como charms visitors with colorful frontages and glorious views.


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t’s four in the morning, just before dawn, as my partner and I drowsily crawl out of bed. The rattle of the coffee machine helps us wake up. We have big plans and our bags are all packed. For the first time in a while, our summer vacation won’t involve flying but r­ ather solid ground from beginning to end. We’re about to set off on a road trip around Italy.

On the left: Currently, visitors to Venice have its sights almost all to themselves – a historic opportunity.

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I tap our first destination into the GPS: Venice. And naturally, because of my excitement, I make a mistake. But once I get it right the device does its calculations and spits out a route via Salzburg, Austria. The projected travel time is roughly five hours. “Just a fivehour drive and we’ll be somewhere with an entirely different approach to life,” I happily proclaim, as I and my nine-month baby bump settle into the passenger seat. This is going to be our babymoon – our last chance at some dolce vita for just the two of us. That’s also why this trip will be quite different from a conventional beach vacation. Two years ago, my partner and I established our road-trip compatibility traveling around the American South. That trip had a different feel to it, though, because the only way to do it was to first travel by plane. This time, of course, our vacation commenced at the door of our car in Munich. To my mind, air travel has two advantages: When you board, you know your destination and what time you will arrive. But this type of travel leaves no room for spontaneity. And then there are restrictions on almost everything: how much luggage you can take, what airline food you will be offered and how much space there is to move. In terms of space, the only restriction I have in the car is my pregnant belly. Our very manageable luggage easily fits into the trunk. While the day is still dawning, we leave Germany behind, and before we know it we are crossing Austria accompanied by the rising sun. Soon we arrive in Italy, “the land where the lemon trees bloom,” and it’s still the morning of our first day of vacation. Just seeing Italian place names gives me a real vacation vibe. “Venezia” and “Verona” sound so much better to my ears than Regensburg and Rosenheim. With each passing kilometer I ease back further into the passenger seat. Mediterranean vegetation whizzes past outside the car window, an alternating scene of cypress trees,

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pine trees and fields of poppies and sunflowers. Above it all, the sky shines iridescent blue. My thoughts increasingly resemble the small fluffy clouds I see floating above us. They come and go without getting stuck or stressing me out in the least. Another advantage of car travel: You can converse without any interruptions. My partner and I haven’t chatted – or sat quietly with each other – quite as much in a long time. Then we begin our tour of various Italian cities. We are able to explore the tourist hotspots of Venice, Florence and Siena leisurely, without any crowds. So there is plenty of time for the real highlights of any road trip: the unplanned forays into the countryside and the stops in sleepy towns and villages where we experience Italy’s true charm. San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino are wonderful places to try traditional pasta dishes and sample Brunello wine (the latter only for my partner, naturally). I have yet to find anything back home in Germany that comes close to the taste of fresh Italian buffalo mozzarella. For one of our forays we just head to the sea, which is never far away no matter where you are in Italy. As our road trip progresses, we become a really good team: My partner confidently steers us through the countryside, along the serpentine roads and through the hilly landscape, while I provide the drinks and a suitable soundtrack. Never knowing where we’ll sleep at night, we zoom along empty country roads, listening to Italian pop-music with the windows down and our sunglasses on. Never before have I been on a trip more relaxing or unique. No annoying check-in proceedings, no boarding times to stick to, no real schedule at all! Instead, lots of rest and relaxation, whenever we like. It’s also a very enjoyable feeling to be the sole passenger when traveling by car. On planes, strangers’ elbows continually brush against your own and everyone tries their best to retreat into anonymity within the limited space allowed. Our car is so peaceful and I feel so at ease that I even manage the occasional restorative nap. On the road, we were far from the only ones in search of bliss and a different kind of vacation. When the coronavirus thwarted most people’s travel plans last spring, many made the unexpected switch to the car, and the camping industry chalked up record sales. According to Airstream’s managing director Armin Heun, demand in Germany increased by a whopping 20 percent, so that their sleek silver camper vans were sold out for several weeks already in the spring. Roadsurfer, Europe’s biggest camper van rental company, is also experiencing a


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The best thing about road trips are the unplanned forays into sleepy towns.


Tuscany has lots to offer: The Val d’Orcia region was made a World Heritage Site in 2004 (on the left). San Gimignano is a medieval town between Florence and Siena.


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Well-experienced by now, we excitedly pack our things and leave.

Local landmark: the Faraglioni stacks off the ­island of Capri (left). The Palazzo Vecchio is located on Florence’s Piazza della Signoria.

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new boom. Co-founder Susanne Dickhardt reports that after an initial slump in sales, the easing of restrictions in early summer generated the busiest days for bookings since the company was founded in 2016. After visiting Siena, we had initially wanted to relax in a country hotel for a week, but after just one night we felt a bit bored. “Why don’t we drive to Rome?” I asked my partner. There was a short pause, a twinkle in his eye and then a quick call to reception asking for an early check-out. “Sure, off you go. You’ll never see Rome this empty again,” said the nice gentleman on reception and waved us on our way. Well-experienced by now, we excitedly packed our things and left. Visits to Rome are normally as exhausting as they are impressive. Until this trip, I had only known the Eternal City from photographs, stories and the classic Audrey Hepburn movie ­Roman Holiday. As it turned out, I couldn’t have picked a

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better time to get to know the city first-hand. My partner casually drove straight toward the Colosseum and initially, we just circled the landmark a few times. Sadly, our road trip was now coming to an end and would not last for eternity. I usually like to get the return leg of a trip out of the way as quickly as possible, but now I was actually looking forward to the two days it would take us to drive back to Munich. Having said that, it was no longer quite as comfortable in the car, which we had stacked to the roof with crates of wine (Brunello, of course) and olive oil. At some point you learn that the clothing you buy on vacation only looks good on vacation but not when you’re home. On the other hand, when you open a bottle of Italian wine you’ve brought home from a trip, one sip can bring back that vacation feeling instantaneously. “I’m already missing being on the move all the time. Where are we going next?” I ask my partner, my gaze losing itself in the Bavarian fields whizzing past. We’ll be home very soon. “How about honeymooning in Great Britain? We could travel around the whole island: England, Scotland and Wales,” he suggests without missing a beat. What a glorious idea! First our wedding, then another road trip – that’s next summer taken care of.


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Tracey Emin has always worn her feelings on her sleeve. In her art, she makes public what others would prefer to hide.


RADICALLY FREE

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The Tent was her breakthrough. The ­defiant ­ artist had become a star.

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The artist at her former London studio. Today, she prefers to work in M ­ argate, her hometown on the coast.


Attractive, a little bit coarse, inquisitive, insecure and audacious.


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racey Emin was never one to keep her feelings to herself. She shocked the public with her display of overt, sometimes excessive sexuality, but that was precisely her intention. This way, she earned the freedom to present herself as a completely new, serious artist. At almost 60, she’s serene, reflective, s­ elf-assured, critical and independent enough to acknowledge the debt she owes to her role models in art history.

Passionately provocative: Tracey Emin has caused many controversies, like the one that surrounded her legendary installation “My Bed.“

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Perhaps Roberto was flattered – as were John, Frank, Chris and Suleman. Or was it alienating to them to discover their names up there with so many others? Some among them may have felt publicly exposed. What other woman would have compiled such a comprehensive list of everyone she had ever slept with? And who else would have created such a large, brightly colored patchwork by embroidering their names on the inside of a tent? No one but Tracey Emin. Born in England and raised in Margate – by then an already deprived seaside town on Britain’s east coast – Tracey stepped onto London’s young art scene as an unknown from the sticks. A high school drop-out with a diploma in fashion design, she was attractive, though a little coarse, inquisitive, insecure and audacious. She was also severely traumatized by the two rapes she survived as a teenager and her first abortion at the age of 20. The title of her tent installation: “Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995” puts things in perspective. The work appears to be a swirling mixture of love, violence, affection, desperation and a longing for security. Specifying the exact time period was an essential component of the work, as it encompassed her entire life from birth up to that point. So the profusion of 102 names included that of her grandmother, who held her in her arms when she was an infant. Also among them, two unnamed fetuses. Language can be playful, but also brutally misleading. This was entirely intentional. The story of the tent tells us a great deal about who Tracey Emin was in 1995 and afterwards: her arrival in the metropolis of London, and soon thereafter, the award of a degree from the Royal College of Art. Yet for a long time, Emin remained something of a wallflower among the group of Young British Artists (YBA), whose members included Damien Hirst, Chris Ofili and Sarah Lucas. Artists who had caused their own

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scandals that had helped them establish themselves. When Carl Freedman, the curator of the South London Gallery, invited Emin to be part of the Minky Manky exhibition, he advised her to show “something big” after all the small-format pieces on paper that she had produced until then. The artist reacted angrily to the thinly veiled criticism. Something big? Something spectacular? Okay, then. That’s what he was going to get! The critics were thrilled and the piece was her breakthrough. Tracey Emin, the defiant artist, had suddenly become a star. The curator’s name was also stitched into the fabric of the tent. That wasn’t the end of the story, though. Charles Saatchi offered to buy the tent for 12,000 British pounds, but Emin turned him down. Selling her work to an advertising mogul whose campaigns had helped Margaret Thatcher come to power? No way! The collector had to wait for the notorious piece to be put up for sale by a gallery owner. Saatchi paid 40,000 pounds and sent the work on tour with the Royal Academy’s spectacular Sensation exhibition, including to New York. Several years later a competitor allegedly offered to pay him 300,000 British pounds for it, but Saatchi declined. Some years after that, in 2004, the piece that had become an iconic work of art was destroyed in a fire. The press lamented the irreplaceable loss. Saatchi offered Emin a cool million to reconstruct it, but she refused. Art has its limits. Where to begin the search for the scraps of fabric, each one imbued with its own history and meaning? Her artist colleague Stuart Semple swept up the ashes and sold them as objets trouvés, found objects, enclosed in plexiglas. That’s how the market works. The Young British Artists, whose works were by that time fetching exorbitant prices, had learned their lesson well. Only Tracey Emin reacted stoically, reminding people that wedding parties were being bombed in Iraq and that they should try to keep things in perspective. By that time, she had already delivered a second iconic work, “My Bed” (1998), which was first exhibited in Tokyo and then went on a tour of museums and galleries around the world. The tent from three years earlier now felt like a juvenile provocation compared with the unmade bed with its dirty linen, complete with stains of blood and sperm and littered with dirty underwear, cigarette butts, used condoms, tampons, contraceptives and half empty vodka bottles. These were crazy, furious and frenetic times! At least until Saatchi started championing a new batch of artists, this time figurative painters, ranging from Martin Kippenberger to members of the New Leipzig School. The art market duly followed suit, as willingly as ever.


The wild, abused girl who often turned to violence herself is gone.


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Tracey Emin is a multifaceted artist. Her body of work consists of paintings and drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs and videos.

Emin was one of the very few artists to survive the vicissitudes of public opinion. In 2007, she was chosen to represent her country in the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale; and in 2011 appointed Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy of Arts in London – one of only two female professors in the academy’s more than 250-year history, the other being Fiona Rae. There’s no question about it: Emin is among Britain’s most acclaimed artists. She refers to herself as a feminist, but objects to being called a feminist artist. Art is art, and the rest is the rest. Meanwhile, the Bed was sold at auction for 2.5 million pounds. There has, after all, always been another Tracey Emin, who already stated several years ago that she no longer identified with the young woman she once was. She says she is now detached from her younger self and has entered a new phase of her life – artistically, morally and as a human being. It cannot be easy to distance yourself from an early work so immediate and intimate, but Emin has succeeded in doing so. The wild, abused girl who often turned to violence herself is gone. Life requires us to play new roles, some of them supported by the realization that after the wild times, more intensity can be found in being alone. Emin says she has grown humbler, more compassionate, more honest with herself and generally more forgiving of weaknesses and doubt. Think of the aggressiveness required to stitch all those names of men, women and unborn children into the sides of a tent, take it to a museum and display it for all to see – did she really do that? Unthinkable, today. Back then, she was lashing out, furious, offended and hurt. Very likely also driven by the ambition to emulate other artists, mostly men, who had caused a furor with sharks in formaldehyde or elephant dung paintings, which fetched huge sums. But after it had entered the pure, pristine art world, she once said in an interview, she never used her provocative bed again, adding bluntly that she hadn’t had sex in years, either. Hard liquor had never been her thing anyway and she had quit smoking. The monastery was calling, that’s how she described her life as early as 15 years ago. So was it nothing but a fiction? A ruthless, immature attempt to reach the top of a market that paid handsomely for anything with Saatchi’s name on it, or bearing the YBA trademark? Tracey Emin avoids thinking about her more embarrassing memories. After all, she can point to a solid foundation – apart from a few aberrations – on which her biography as an artist is built. She has also nurtured elective affinities with kindred spirits over many years. Among these are Viennese artist Egon Schiele with his unflinching images of the human body, Francis

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Bacon, the expressive painter of the human form and the American sculptor Louise Bourgeois, whose struggle to plumb the depths of her own traumas Emin witnessed at the time. Add to that, William Turner, the great, pioneering Romantic painter. Last November, the Royal Academy gave her the opportunity to celebrate an artistic encounter she had been preparing for a very long time. A double exhibition entitled “The Loneliness of the Soul,” it featured works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch alongside Emin’s own art, and was originally supposed to open in Oslo. In addition to showing new paintings of her own, many of them large-format works, she had planned to take an over-sized bronze nude, a kneeling, seven-meter tall “mother” to Norway in order to celebrate the opening of the brand-new, gleaming Munch Museet that had been built on the waterfront by Oslo architects Snøhetta. The artist has admitted that as a girl, she had been madly in love with the super-sensitive painter who feared women his entire life, clarifying that she was physically attracted to him, too. But then the corona pandemic interrupted her travel plans. For now only in her own country and through the end of February, she will be demonstrating how the shy Norwegian’s work influenced her in coming to terms with the sensuality of painting. She will also be talking about surrendering herself to materials and to chance, about the physicality of the act of painting, and about allowing yourself to drift, to float. And she wouldn’t be Tracey Emin if she didn’t finish by saying that this kind of painting is, well, very much like sex. Last year, Emin tells us, a sensuous but disturbing blood-red and black painting emanated from her, seemingly forcing its way out, unplanned and unintended. Shortly afterwards, doctors discovered a tumor. Last summer, twelve surgeons spent six hours removing almost all the organs in her lower abdomen: her uterus, her bladder, her ovaries, parts of her colon and parts of her vagina. The artist has never been shy about sharing intimate details with the public. The tumor had the exact same shape as the amorphous work her hand and brush had forced onto the canvas. So there is a good chance this article will soon be read as an obituary. However, Emin says she is happy now, very happy, actually. Her art fulfills her, and as far as she is concerned, things could very well continue as they are. She had given her life a new direction even before receiving her diagnosis, and has now become even more introspective. Emin has also moved back to her hometown of Margate, and the unparalleled light on its coastline. One day, her current home will house her archive and her museum.


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A PATH OF HIS OWN

Jochen Zeitz is a master of reinvention. After revitalizing the Puma brand, he pursued his love of Africa and opened a museum and an eco-retreat. His next move: joining Harley-Davidson as new CEO.TEXT: Steffi Kammerer 67


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Jochen Zeitz’s ­estate in Africa covers 200 square kilometers.

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The Paddock House and a deck for stargazing at the breathtakingly beautiful Segera Retreat. Zeitz bought the property in Kenya in 2005.


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chance encounter can sometimes change your life. If not immediately, then perhaps later .Timing is crucial. When Jochen Zeitz, then CEO of Puma, met Benedictine monk Anselm Grün, the timing was just right. Zeitz had achieved everything he could as a businessman. He was Germany’s highest paid executive earning nearly ten million euros a year, but for quite a while, had been plagued by questions that went far beyond his account balance.

Jochen Zeitz keeping excellent company (left); his MOCAA museum (right) is a major attraction in Cape Town.

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They met in the summer of 2008 during a panel discussion at the Nuremberg press club. One was a monk, dressed in the habit of his order; the other was a top executive of a global company. It wasn’t long before they discovered that they shared the same values and similar interests. The friar invited Zeitz to spend a week at his monastery, and the CEO of Puma took him up on the offer, joining the monks for morning prayers at 4:30 am. The two men’s conversations were soon turned into a book entitled The Manager and the Monk: A Discourse on Prayer, Profit and Principles, which was published in 2010. Not long afterwards, the manager made some drastic changes to his life: He left the top job at Puma he had held for 17 years, and divorced his wife of 18 years. This radical departure cannot be ascribed to Zeitz’s encounter with the monk alone, but it helped him on his way. Jochen Zeitz was born in Mannheim, ­Germany, in 1963. Both his parents were doctors, as were their parents before them, going all the way back to the 16th century. Zeitz also started off studying medicine. But then came the first of many changes of direction: He dropped medicine and took up economics, after which he followed an unswerving path, always in the fast lane. Zeitz learned the ins and outs of marketing at Colgate-Palmolive in New York. In 1993, not yet 30, he took over at Bavarian sportswear manufacturer Puma. The company was anything but a luxury brand back then: nearly bankrupt, its image battered. But Zeitz was up for the challenge. He wasn’t apprehensive and had never been one to lack confidence. Never before had a German publicly traded company appointed such a young CEO. The Financial Times mocked him as being “just out of kindergarten,” but the criticisms soon

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subsided. Zeitz turned the ailing ­company around and two-digit annual growth figures became the norm. Then Puma started breaking records, one after the next. When rappers turned sneakers into fashion statements, Zeitz was one of the first to recognize the trend and turned the company into a global lifestyle brand. Madonna, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio were soon seen sporting Puma sneakers. Alexander McQueen and Jil Sander designed collections for Zeitz. Just like his fantastic career, Zeitz’s private life appeared to be in excellent shape. When he wasn’t jetting around the world, he and his wife Birgit lived a quiet, secluded life in Nuremberg. There are no photos of the two of them together from those years, no tabloid headlines. Zeitz didn’t appear on talk shows, either, but his financial results were exemplary. Increasingly, Jochen Zeitz began to concern himself with more universal subjects. In 2010, he had an environmental report drawn up for Puma, an unsparing analysis and the first to be published by any major company. The result was sobering: Puma’s global environmental impact came to 145 million euros. “It’s time to change our business model,” Zeitz concluded, and pledged to pay more attention to sustainable manufacturing. He considers himself an amateur psychologist, has read Kant, Freud, Schopenhauer, Confucius and Sartre, and has studied the arts of Zen masters and shamans. At some point Zeitz realized that he no longer wanted to sell sneakers, but rather save the planet and turn genuine visions into reality. After he left Puma, he was appointed Chief Sustainability Officer at Paris-based luxury goods group PPR, now Kering. But deep inside, he felt drawn to ­A frica, a continent that had


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He’s free, makes his own rules and isn’t tied to an office.


Casually in charge: Zeitz at his lodge (above), with a Harley-Davidson LiveWire (left), and as CEO of Puma at a press conference in 2008 (this page).

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fascinated him for many years. Soon he began spending half his time there. In 2005, he acquired 200 square kilometers of land on the Laikipia Plateau in Kenya – an area the size of the island of Manhattan, just a 45-minute flight from the capital, Nairobi. There, he built a luxurious eco-lodge, the Segera Retreat: eight wooden pavilions on stilts with an unparalleled view of the savanna. At night, guests get to listen to roaring lions and laughing hyenas, while during the day, herds of elephants, buffaloes, leopards, zebras und gazelles pass by in front of their lounge chairs. Zeitz designed his African dream down to the last detail. Old letters and photos of Hemingway adorn the walls, and the famous biplane from the movie Out of Africa is there, too: Zeitz bought it at auction, restored it and now flies it around the estate. Naturally, a man like him has a pilot’s license. Zeitz greets his employees in their native Swahili, which he taught himself with an audio language course. He speaks half a dozen other languages as well, In 2008, Jochen Zeitz started his eponymous conservation foundation dedicated to protecting the global biosphere. Tourism plays a big part in this and Segera became the foundation’s showcase for sustainable tourism. The retreat uses solar power and has its own wastewater purification system. It welcomes travelers with deep pockets who are prepared to pay a lot of money to feel good about themselves. Jochen Zeitz reinvented himself in his middle years. He didn’t just become a rancher but also a patron of the arts, opening a spectacular seven-floor museum in Cape Town’s harbor area – one of the world’s most important venues for contemporary African art. In 2012, he and Richard Branson founded B-Team, a non-profit organization aimed at helping top executives shift their thinking away from short-term profit and toward the more economically viable long-term goals of human well-being and the well-being of the planet. All of this, Zeitz explained several years ago, was his “second life’s work.” He added: “Make sure you don’t spend your entire life climbing a ladder only to find that it’s leaning against the wrong wall.” He has also changed his physical appearance, wearing his hair longer and sporting a beard and sideburns. Zeitz is now married to a British film producer with whom he has two small children. The two are named after the legendary American outlaws Frank and Jesse James. Zeitz is a huge fan of Wild West lore and an adventurer at heart. Many thought that he had left the corporate world for good, but then he was approached by Harley-Davidson, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer. Zeitz joined its board of directors in 2007. In 2015, sales fig-

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ures started slipping. Young people in particular were no longer interested in Harleys, which had lost the allure they had acquired when Peter Fonda immortalized them in Easy Rider. The bikes were seen as noisy, expensive, out-of-date gas guzzlers. Last February, when the company’s longtime CEO stepped down, it was announced that Zeitz would replace him, but only temporarily. Three months later, he was officially made President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. The daunting task facing the European executive was to rescue the traditional American brand and secure its future by attracting millennials and making motorcycles cool again – primarily through good ideas and convincing storytelling. No one was better suited for the job than Zeitz, thanks to his remarkable life story. In one important way, Zeitz fits the HarleyDavidson image extraordinarily well: He is enviably free. Back in the day, he was regarded as Mr. Puma, but today, he’s just himself: Jochen Zeitz, a man who makes and lives by his own rules. A glance at his Instagram account shows that although he has nominally returned to life in the corridors of corporate power, he is still very much free to decide where he wants to be. Sometimes, he and his family can be found in Kenya, at other times on his ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In between, he makes pitstops in Milwaukee, but in an interview ten years ago, Zeitz had already made himself abundantly clear: “I’m a virtual worker. I’m not tied to an office.” At the same time, Zeitz is renowned for his micromanagement. At Puma, it has been reported, he insisted that all employees’ travel expenses be agreed by him personally. And when he sets his heart on something, he always follows through. During his time on the board of Harley-Davidson, he established the Brand and Sustainability Committee in 2011. Although the LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s first ever electric bike, was launched by his predecessor in September 2019, Zeitz was very much involved in its development. Under his leadership, the Milwaukee-based company came up with an entirely new definition of freedom – the freedom to ride a motorcycle in a healthy natural environment. “We believe that electric motorcycles will play an important role in the future of Harley-Davidson,” says Zeitz. So far, the new Harley-Davison CEO has cut 700 jobs and has streamlined decision-making processes and general operations to improve efficiency. And he seems very confident that he’s on the right track. The day after he was appointed CEO, Jochen Zeitz bought Harley-Davison shares worth more than two million dollars.


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Sofia’s World

Colombian-born Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid actress in the world. This is only marginally due to her incredible looks and all the more down to her assured comedic abilities and her capacity to recover from tragic events. TEXT: Juan Moreno  PHOTOS: AUGUST

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t’s difficult to say whether beautiful women have it easier in life. Opinions differ. Beauty is sometimes said to be a gift, but it can also be a burden. It’s certainly no guarantor of success, and even less of happiness. Beauty has consequences, that much seems certain. So when thinking about Sofia Vergara’s rise to fame as an actress, it is easy to assume that her success has come about primarily because she’s so gorgeous.

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The highest paid actress on the planet at present is neither Jennifer Lawrence, nor Scarlett Johansson, nor Angelina Jolie – it’s Sofia Vergara. According to Forbes Magazine, she earned a reported 43 million dollars last year. She starred in the sitcom “Modern Family,” and is said to have been paid half a million dollars per episode. In the show, she plays a hysterically funny South American bombshell, a politically incorrect stereotype who drives her on-screen husband (played by Ed O’Neill, the actor famous for portraying Al Bundy in “Married with Children”) – and many others – crazy. The native Colombian seems to embody her sitcom character even outside the show: curvy and full-lipped, with a Spanish accent that eclipses even fellow actor Antonio Banderas’s struggle with English pronunciation. Vergara’s fans – among them a remarkable number of women – say that she’s “pure sex appeal and really fun.” U.S. network NBC has a female Zorro show in the pipeline, in which she is to star as the lead. If you look a little closer at Sofia Vergara’s career it quickly becomes apparent that her success is not based on her good looks, nor her artistry, for that matter. Vergara is not a brilliant actress, which she would probably be the first to admit. Iconic actress Sharon Stone once made a very insightful statement about the fate of beautiful women in Hollywood: “It’s not easy to be as beautiful as you look.” In the eyes of her fans, Sofia Vergara manages that with aplomb: she is as beautiful as she looks. She became famous for being a strong woman who hardly misses an opportunity to laugh at her own weaknesses. The spectacularly attractive Latina would never think of making doe eyes at someone just to get through an interview. The best example of this is when Vergara appears on the the male-dominated, late night show circuit on U.S. television that she has mas-

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tered better than most anyone else. In her appearances, she is the epitome of a seductive, quick-witted icon who leaves her long line of hosts speechless. She flirts, teases and provokes – and delivers her punchlines with a dreamlike casualness. These men, usually paragons of self-confidence, cling to their index cards in desperation, realizing very soon that they will never get to ask the questions they’ve prepared, but not understanding what is happening to them. In the studio, Vergara is a force of nature, one that audiences adore. Once, one of these shows tried to poke fun at her strong Spanish accent and asked her to read out some tweets: “Sofia Vergara sounds like she has a d*** in her mouth. I hate the way she speaks,” said one of them unkindly. Vergara responded: “And what’s wrong with having a d*** in your mouth?” At an award show quite early on in her career, she was asked to introduce herself briefly. Wearing a tight white dress with a plunging neckline, she proclaimed: “I was raised in Barranquilla, Colombia in a very traditional, Catholic household. My father told me that if I did anything artistic, I would look like a prostitute. I replied: ‘With these huge breasts I inherited from your mother, I look like a prostitute anyway.’ I am Sofia Vergara, and I’m an actress.” Vergara is so funny, she makes you totally forget how beautiful she is, which is something few attractive people succeed in doing. It’s also something that sets her apart from other Hollywood beauties. It makes her unique, and in large part explains her 43-million-dollar paycheck. You cannot just replace her with another beautiful Latina. She has been criticized for this, of course: Some said her provocative, often erotic appearance propagates the stereotype of the naive, superficial Latina. Many columnists wrote that her sexualized demeanor was, in the end, anti-feminist. Vergara has often responded to such criticisms with mild, good-natured incredulity. “Who doesn’t like being called attractive? I don’t think about that kind of thing at all. I am who I am. What am I supposed to do, run around with a paper bag over my head?” One of the reasons why Vergara is relatively immune to such hostility can probably be found in her life story. When you examine it, attacks by East Coast intellectuals and their ideas of what women should be like, are probably not the most important thing in her world. Sofia Vergara was born into a wealthy family in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1972. Her father had made lots of money breeding cattle, while her mother looked after their five children. When she was 18, Sofia married her childhood sweetheart José González and


For many years, Vergara played the role of a lifetime in the sitcom “Modern Family”: Gloria, a stunning Latina.

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She flirts, teases and provokes. In the studio, Sofia Vergara is a force of nature.


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Vergara is a master of deploying her charms, something she has been criticized for. “Who doesn’t like being called attractive?,” she retorts.


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Fans say she’s “pure sex appeal and really fun,” among them a remarkable number of women. gave birth to their son Manolo when she was only 19. While out for a walk, she was approached by a casting agent. Had she considered appearing in commercials? Vergara had not in fact given a momen’t thought to making money using her good looks, but decided to give it a try. What followed was a photo shoot and a commercial for Pepsi, which made her famous all over Latin America. Before she knew it, TV stations were enquiring about her. Her marriage to José fell apart just as quickly. Still only in her early twenties, Vergara was suddenly a single mom and studying dentistry on the side. In the 1990s, Colombia was ruled by lawlessness. Drug lord Pablo Escobar terrorized the population, marauding gangs controlled vast swaths of the country’s territory. The death rates in Cali, Bogotá und Medellín were among the highest in the world and kidnappings followed by ransom demands were a daily occurrence. One of the victims of these violent years was Sofia’s older brother Rafael, who was only 27 at the time. His killer was never apprehended. Vergara’s mother, Margarita, would never be the same again. “She was like a totally different person, a zombie,” says the actress. At that time, Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo already lived in Miami. She had dropped out of dentistry school to work as a presenter for a Spanish language channel. After the murder of her brother, she brought the whole family over to the U.S., with the exception of her father, as her parents had already separated. Rafael’s death had devastated them all. Her brother Julio, who had been very close to his older brother, never got over Rafael’s death and slowly lost control of his life. He got addicted to alcohol, then hard drugs and became a petty criminal addicted to crack cocaine. In the end, he was deported back to Colombia. “Watching someone die slowly for ten years is the worst kind of punishment,” says Vergara. In the year 2000, when she was 28, another tragedy hit: doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer. The organ had to be removed. The experience has deeply affected her, and she is very involved with cancer charities to this day. When asked about this time in her life, she always has the same response. “I don’t complain when bad things happen. I just keep going.” Why take to your bed, depressed, when you could spend that energy

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to get your life back on track? She did exactly that. The first small breakthrough came shortly after her recovery in 2002 – a supporting role in the Hollywood comedy Big Trouble. After picking up some other, smaller parts, in 2009 she was cast in the sitcom that would end up changing everything: Sofia Vergara played Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in “Modern Family,” a role she has described as “the role of a lifetime.” A loud, curvy Latina married to a significantly older American man, who throughout the series cannot decide whether this attractive woman is the best thing that has ever happened to him or whether so much vivacity and energy will kill him in the end. Vergara was nominated for an Emmy four years in a row, from 2010 to 2013. Last year she was awarded the prestigious People’s Choice Award in the Comedy category. Sofia Vergara is the most popular comedic actress in the U.S. and relishes her success. In an interview with an Arabic-language magazine, she once said that she did not subscribe to the motto “less is more.” Ascetic minimalism was not her thing at all. In fact, her motto was “more is more.” She loves beautiful clothes, exuberant parties, going shopping with her friends, and her favorite course is dessert. She works out because the job demands it and because it’s good for her health, but she doesn’t do it because she actually likes it. Five years ago, Vergara married Joe Manganiello, who starred in True Blood and who has recently been tipped for several superhero parts, which is quite obvious, given the way he looks. Manganiello is a muscly giant, just shy of two meters tall, and is considered an exceptionally skilled actor. Compared with others in Hollywood, where Vergara has been living for the last 15 years, the two of them lead a rather quiet life in their 26-million-dollar mansion in Beverly Hills. For a while, rumors were circulating that they were trying for a baby, but they seem to have decided against it. Vergara is 48 and is very close to Manolo, her grown-up son. When he was recently asked what kind of a mother she was, he responded: “She yells a lot and is over-protective. She’s the best mother there is. A typical Latina.” This, too, is a stereotypical image of her that Sofia Vergara won’t have a problem living with.


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Awe-inspiring every time: From this 79th floor apartment on Park Avenue, Manhattan lies quite literally at one’s feet.

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Perfect for private dining: the open sushi bar with its incredible vista.

High above Park Avenue, on the 79th floor, just a stone‘s throw from Central Park, the Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has created a masterpiece inspired by interior design of East Asia. TEXT: Christina Libuda PHOTOS: Devon Banks

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“Up here you’re closer to the clouds than the cars down in the street.” HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

The wooden tub treats bathers to a bird’s eye view over Central Park.


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o far up, on the 79th floor of 432 Park Avenue, the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s busy streets fades to quiet. It’s easy to imagine being stood here at the window, cup of tea in hand, just gazing out across Central Park to the horizon beyond. The luxury apartment, designed in a minimalist style inspired by East Asian traditions, feels like something from another world right here on New York City’s most famous thoroughfare. Originally, the idea for a tea room was envisaged in the vacant space. One that would serve as a work of art – in the same way that the highly acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto has worked on several occasions previously. For his own studio in Chelsea, for instance, and on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. Best known up until now for his celebrated photographic works that have made him one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists, Sugimoto has done much more here than bring tea culture from his homeland to the heart of Midtown East. Together with his Tokyo-based architecture studio New Material Research Laboratory (NMRL) and the architects of YUN Architecture in New York, he has transformed this approximately 748-square-metre apartment into a synthesis of the arts, imbued with an aesthetic calmness influenced by Japanese culture. The tea salon, with its cushioning tatami mats made of rice straw, forms the heart of the space. Adjacent to it is a southwest-facing dining room overlooking the Empire State Building and Manhattan. Two bonsai trees

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Graced with turrets and ivy-covered stone walls, the castle looks like something straight out of a fairytale.

A SPANISH FAIRYTALE CASTLE


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Deep in the heart of the Pyrenees, in Catalonia’s Aran Valley, lies Brastet Castle, built in 1580. Vast mountain ranges and breathtaking countryside surround it on all sides. Now this medieval stronghold has been imbued with a renewed splendour. TEXT: Christina Libuda PHOTOS: Gala España 89


“Age-old drawings and heavy fabrics accentuate the Medieval style.” ANA MARÍA CRUSAFONT SABATÉ

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Furnishings dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance take you here on journeys into the distant past.


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The timber trade is one of the main industries in the Lleida province. The ten-metre wooden beams were sourced from the village of Les and refurbished with expertise and at great expense. The staircase has been restored in a Catalan style.

“The house has been lovingly furnished with finds from the 16th Century.“ ANA MARÍA CRUSAFONT SABATÉ

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RIGHT: ALONSO SÁNCHEZ COELLO: PORTRAIT OF PHILIP II OF SPAIN

“It’s a trip back in time to the Middle Ages, but with modernday comforts.“ ANA MARÍA CRUSAFONT SABATÉ


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n the Catalan province of Lleida lies the truly idyllic Aran Valley. The rocky gorges of the Pyrenees add drama to the landscape here, amidst all the luxuriant greenery. Medieval fortresses and historic stone houses with slate roofs give the region an inimitable charm. Here on the edge of the valley, just 11 kilometres from the French border, the quaint little village of Unha is perched up on a hillside. Just one road leads through this hamlet with 114 residents – and just on its edge a very special property is there to behold.

King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598), the Spanish monarch descended from the Habsburg dynasty, ordered the construction of Brastet Castle in 1580.

Elsewhere in Spain, people happily head to the beach to sunbathe in the winter. Meanwhile, in the Aran Valley, temperatures drop to sub-zero. It is turned into one of the finest winter sports regions in the country. The Baqueira-Beret ski resort is known internationally for its superb conditions. As well as boasting the best powder snow in the Pyrenees, it is also where the Spanish aristocracy flock for their winter break. 27 lifts and two gondolas provide comfortable access to the vast terrain, at altitudes reaching 2,510 metres. Accommodation in the resort itself includes chalets and luxury hotels. Steam from the thermal springs can be seen rising up on the mountain, while horse-drawn sleighs glide across the snow down in the valley. When a change of pace is called for, there’s a floodlit toboggan run, an ice-skating rink, saunas and an indoor pool. It quietens down in the summer months. A thin veil of fog hangs over the valley in the mornings. Hikers set off through the nearby Aigüestortes National Park, while mountain climbers take on the 3,000-metre peaks all right on the doorstep. 33 villages can be found in the Aran Valley, which for centuries remained virtually cut off from civilisation to the south – with only mule trails traversing the 2,072-metre mountain terrain. Since 1924, the winding “Bonaigua Pass” has linked the region with France. This heritage has shaped the culture of the valley, which spans some 620 square kilometres in total. Around 10,000 live here, speaking Catalan, Spanish or Aranèse, and at the weekly market, paella and tropical fruits are sold along-

side baguettes and cheese loaves. In tourist guides, a trip around the local villages is often described as the “Romantic Route”. It is not just medieval fortresses like Brastet Castle that give the region its unique allure. There are no less than nine Romanesque churches in the neighbouring Boí Valley, with frescoes that have had them declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A single thoroughfare passes through the village of Unha, with Brastet Castle stood just at its entrance. Its impressively solid walls were built back in 1580 by order of King Philip II of Spain, as the Huguenots were advancing into the Aran Valley. The castle was to serve as a protective fortification. At that time it was possible to spot the Huguenots as they approached from the towers. Nowadays, with a little luck, the rare bearded vulture can be sighted – one of the emblematic species of the Pyrenees. Down below, wildflowers, old oaks and fruit trees grow in the castle garden. A barn is tucked away between them, and the gentle trickle of a fountain can be heard in the distance. Everything seems a little removed from the present, as if time had stood still. The current owner, Ana María Crusafont Sabaté, was travelling through the Aran Valley with her family in 1959 when they came across the old castle. At that time, it had been empty for more than 20 years. “The interior was a wreck, with windows and doors either left broken and decayed or replaced without any regard for the heritage,” she says. Her family bought the historic building and set about renovating it faithfully in a Catalan style, right from the basement through to the rooftop. It now comprises a spacious living area with a fireplace, a kitchen with a pantry, a library, nine bedrooms, four modern bathrooms, and an attic. “When we bought the house, the front door had been replaced with a new one. Then, in an abandoned ruin in the town of Benasque, we discovered a 16th century door and decided to purchase it. It fits perfectly,” says Ana Crusafont. They also sourced cross windows dating from the Renaissance. The slate roof was replaced with the old tiles. Ten-metre planks of local wood were used for the floors with a rustic finish. Some of the furniture dates back to the 16th century, while people were eating from the plates as long ago as Renaissance times. “We didn’t set out to create a luxury home. Rather, a place alive with its own history,” says Ana Crusafont. Now it is time to write the next chapter in the story.

Price EUR 2.8 mill.  Interior approx. 625 m²  Land approx.  5,000 m²  E&V ID W-02CSFH

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Lleida – Val d'Aran (ES)  Tel. +34 973 34 94 94  E-mail lleida-valdaran@engelvoelkers.com

Keltia Real Estate, S.L. – Av. Calbetó Barra, 1 – 25530 Vielha (Lleida) / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: BERLYN MEDIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1991

Laguna Beach

Magnificent Estate with Stunning Pacific Ocean & Sunset Views

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California, United States of America  Price on request  Interior approx. 3,267 ft²  Land approx. 12,197 ft²  E&V ID AM-187707

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Santa Monica (US)  Contact Sandra Miller  Tel. +1 310 616 62 13  E-mail sandra.miller@evrealestate.com

Engel & Völkers Santa Monica – 1123 Montana Avenue – Santa Monica, CA 90403 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Palm Beach

Bespoke Oceanfront Residence in Coveted Estate Section

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2021


Florida, United States of America Price USD 59 mill.  Interior approx. 12,427 ft²  Land approx.  0.84 acres  E&V ID AM-177320

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Palm Beach (US)  Contact Carol A. Sollak, P.A.  Tel. +1 561 818 9476  E-mail carol.sollak@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Palm Beach – 150 Worth Avenue Suite 236 – Palm Beach, FL 33480 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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VISUALISATIONS: RJ WHIDDEN & ASSOCIATES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2022

Kissimmee

Vibrant Suburban Living with Multi-Family Units & Fabulous Upscale Amenities

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Orlando Downtown (US)  Contact Pedro Marrero  Tel. +1 407 674 6783  E-mail pedro.marrero@engelvoelkers.com

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 20 mill.   Total interior approx.  455,000 ft²  Land approx. 9 acres  E&V ID AM-187759

Engel & Völkers Orlando Downtown – 230 E Marks Street – Orlando, FL 32803 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: HI-CAM PORTUGAL – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Lagoa

Clifftop Manor House Just Completed on Southern Coast of the Algarve

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Portimão (PT)  Tel. +351 282 07 11 31  E-mail portimao@engelvoelkers.com

Algarve, Portugal  Price on request  Total surface area approx. 1.470 m²  Land approx. 22,940 m²  E&V ID W-02K7SR

Soho Algarve, Lda. – Praça Visconde Bivar – 8500-544 Portimão / Immobilienmakler Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Zurich

The 'Lerchenberg' Residence – Home Living at its Finest in Contemporary New Build at Lake Zurich

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2022


Zurich Gold Coast, Switzerland  Price CHF 2.66 – 5.88 mill.  Interior approx. 97 – 189 m²  No. of rooms 2.5 – 4.5  E&V ID D-000F3Z

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Küsnacht (CH)  Tel. +41 43 210 92 33  E-mail kuesnacht@engelvoelkers.com

Wohnen Zürichsee AG – Oberwachtstrasse 6 – 8700 Küsnacht / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

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Berlin

JOUX. Multi-Faceted Living in a Building as Enticing as a Diamond – The Vision of Brandlhuber+ Muck Petzet Architects

VISUALISATIONS: XOIO & BLOOMIMAGES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 53.1 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020 – 2023 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B


ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Berlin Development Services (DE)  Contact Team Am Tacheles  Tel. +49 30 203 46 51 00  E-mail berlinprojekte@engelvoelkers.com No buyer commission

Berlin, Germany  Price from EUR 820,000  Interior approx. 60 – 108 m²  No. of rooms 1 – 2  E&V ID BE-11

EuV Projekte Berlin GmbH – Joachimsthaler Straße 1 – 10623 Berlin / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Baden-Baden

Jardin du Soleil – An Architectural Jewel Close to the City Centre

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2021


ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Baden-Baden (DE)  Contact Baden-Baden  Tel. +49 722 197 08 60 E-mail baden-baden@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Baden-Württemberg, Germany  Price from  EUR 845,000  Interior from approx. 138 m²  No. of rooms ab 3  E&V ID W-02E8N2

Pamina Immobilien GmbH – Kreuzstraße 4 – 76530 Baden-Baden / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Honolulu

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1991

Island Elegance in Kahala

Hawaii, United States of America  Price USD 3.78 mill.  Interior approx. 4,438 ft²  Land approx. 6,506 ft²  E&V ID AM-184083

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Honolulu Kahala (US)  Contact Elizabeth Worrall Daily  Tel.  +1 808 478 0080  E-mail elizabeth.worralldaily@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Honolulu – 745 Fort Street #608 – Honolulu, HI 96813 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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PHOTOS: DON ANDERSON INSIGHT PHOTO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY/GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Carlsbad

Luxury New Construction with Three Units Available

California, United States of America  Price USD 2,199,000  Interior approx. 2,035 ft²  Land approx. 0.13 acres  E&V ID AM-184262

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Carlsbad (US)  Contact Thomas Stewart  Tel. +1 760 492 8736  E-mail thomas.stewart@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Carlsbad – 2965 Roosevelt St, Suite C – Carlsbad, CA 92008 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Los Angeles

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1960

Pristine & Curated Hilltop Villa in Mid-Century Modern Design

California, United States of America  Price USD 3.55 mill.  Interior approx. 2,639 ft²  Land approx. 0.34 acres  E&V ID AM-182782

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Beverly Hills (US)  Contact Elizabeth Hoffman  Tel. +1 917 622 3879  E-mail elizabeth.hoffman@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Beverly Hills – 340-B North Camden Drive – Beverly Hills, CA 90210 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Lompoc

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Ampelos Vineyard – Vineyard & Ranch Estate

California, United States of America  Price USD 6,475,000  Interior approx. 2,285 ft²  Land approx. 82 acres  E&V ID AM-164812

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Santa Ynez (US)  Contact Kris Johnston  Tel. +1 805 689 4777  E-mail kris.johnston@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Santa Ynez – 1090 Edison Street, Suite 102 – Santa Ynez, CA 93460 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of EV Real Estate Inc.

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Scottsdale

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Cabo-Style Resort Home in the Centre of Scottsdale

Arizona, United States of America  Price USD 3,299,000  Interior approx. 7,400 ft²  Land approx. 217,800 ft²  E&V ID AM-186442

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Scottsdale (US)  Contact Bob Nathan  Tel. +1 480 695 6031  E-mail bob.nathan@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Scottsdale – 20707 North Pima Road, Suite 135 – Scottsdale, AZ 85255 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Park City

New Construction Modern Home in Gated Golf Community

Utah, United States of America  Price USD 9.5 mill.  Interior approx. 6,124 ft²  Land approx. 1.32 acres  E&V ID AM-188360

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Park City (US)  Contact  Paul Benson  Tel. +1 435 640 7441  E-mail paul.benson@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Park City – 890 Main Street, Suite 5101 – Park City, UT 84060 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Montana, United States of America  Price USD 19.5 mill.  Interior approx.  25,000 ft²  Land approx. 17 acres  E&V ID E-002G2U

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Missoula (US)  Contact Dawn Maddux  Tel. +1 406 550 4131  E-mail dawn.maddux@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Missoula – 321 N. Higgins Avenue – Missoula, MT 59802 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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PHOTOS: GRAVITYSHOTS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000

Hamilton

Ultimate Western Farmhouse


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Vail

Incomparable Penthouse at the Base of Vail Mountain

Colorado, United States of America  Price USD 11.9 mill.  Interior approx. 4,067 ft²  No. of bedrooms 5  E&V ID AM-183334

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Vail Beaver Creek (US)  Contact Josh Lautenberg  Tel. +1 970 390 4127  E-mail josh.lautenberg@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Vail Beaver Creek – 242 East Meadow Drive, Suite D – Vail, CO 81657 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Westlake

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003

Magnificent Living in the Gated & Guarded Westlake Estate

Texas, United States of America  Price USD 4 mill.  Interior approx. 8,816 ft²  Land approx.  1.5 acres  E&V ID AM-182855

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Dallas Southlake (US)  Contact Roxann Taylor  Tel. +1 817 312 7100  E-mail roxann.taylor@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Dallas Southlake – 1111 East Southlake Boulevard – Southlake, TX 76092 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012

Dallas

Stunning Contemporary Estate

Texas, United States of America  Price USD 7.85 mill.  Interior approx. 12,512 ft²  Land approx. 2 acres  E&V ID AM-185589

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Dallas Park Cities (US)  Contact Roxann Taylor  Tel. +1 817 312 7100  E-mail roxann.taylor@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Dallas Park Cities – 5960 Berkshire Lane – Dallas, TX 75225 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Oklahoma, United States of America  Price USD 3.95 mill.  Interior approx. 6,126 ft²  Land approx. 0.72 acres  E&V ID AM-177182

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Oklahoma City (US)  Contact Charli Bullard  Tel. +1 405 437 4827  E-mail charli.bullard@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Oklahoma City – 1138 N Robinson Ave. – Oklahoma City, OK 73103 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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PHOTOS: EMILY HART – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019

Oklahoma City

Modern New Construction in the Heart of Nichols Hills


PHOTOS: DAVID WILLIAMS - LAUNCHPAD IMAGING – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900

Lynchburg

A True Southern Charmer Just Minutes from the Jack Daniel‛s Distillery

Tennessee, United States of America  Price USD 1.25 mill.  Interior approx. 7,700 ft²  Land approx. 8.77 acres  E&V ID AM-167465

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Nashville (US)  Contact Jeremy Jeter  Tel. +1 615 712 4277  E-mail Jeremy.jeter@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Nashville – 3912 Hillsboro Circle – Nashville, TN 37215 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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

Chicago

Art Deco-Inspired Mansion

Illinois, United States of America  Price USD 10,995,000  Interior approx. 6,500 ft²  Land approx. 0.06 acres  E&V ID AM-180687

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Chicago (US)  Contact Jennifer Ames  Tel. +1 773 908 3632  E-mail jennifer.ames@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Chicago – 2401 N Clark Street – Chicago, IL 60614 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Chicago

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010

Luxury Condo with Lake & Skyline Views

Illinois, United States of America  Price USD 5.8 mill.  Interior approx. 4,700 ft²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID AM-180887

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Chicago (US)  Contact Jennifer Ames  Tel. +1 773 908 3632  E-mail jennifer.ames@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Chicago – 2401 N Clark Street – Chicago, IL 60614 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Florida, United States of America  Price USD 1.997 mill.  Interior approx. 3,975 ft²  Land approx. 2.97 acres  E&V ID AM-184229

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Windermere (US)  Contact Juli Onorata  Tel. +1 407 864 7701  E-mail juli.onorata@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Windermere – 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd #42 – Orlando, FL 32819 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: HENRY ANGUEIRA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1954

Windermere

Luxury Lakefront Home on the Butler Chain of Lakes


Tampa

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1997

Lakefront Estate Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 7,495,000  Interior approx. 13,131 ft²  Land approx. 8.34 acres  E&V ID AM-181568

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Madeira Beach (US)  Contact Jeramiah Bustin  Tel. +1 727 394 7365  E-mail madeirabeach@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Madeira Beach – 14225 Gulf Boulevard – Madeira Beach, FL 33708 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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Florida, United States of America  Price USD 2.3 mill.  Interior approx. 2,313 ft²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID AM-186915

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Olde Naples (US)  Contact David Gruninger  Tel. +1 239 692 9449  E-mail oldenaples@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Olde Naples – 837 5th Avenue South – Naples, FL 34102 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: NAPLES KENNY PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2019

Naples

Downtown Living with Private Rooftop Infinity-Edge Pool


Fort Lauderdale

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012

Gorgeous Transitional Masterpiece Estate

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 2.695 mill.  Interior approx. 6,049 ft²  Land approx. 11,700 ft²  E&V ID AM-184172

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Fort Lauderdale (US)  Contact Francisco Garcia  Tel. +1 561 722 8905  E-mail francisco.garcia@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Fort Lauderdale – 3301 N Ocean Blvd. – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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Florida, United States of America  Price USD 5.85 mill.  Interior approx. 7,458 ft²  Land approx. 0.36 acres  E&V ID AM-111870

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Wellington (US)  Contact Carol A. Sollak  Tel. +1 561 818 9476  E-mail carol.sollak@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Wellington – 10620 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 40 – Wellington, FL, 33414 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: CARLOS MOLEJON – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Palm Beach

Stunning New Custom Build with Luxurious Pool in Wellington


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Palm Beach

Extensively Renovated Mediterranean-Style Estate in Wellington

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 4.4 mill.  Interior approx. 7,295 ft²  Land approx.  0.55 acres  E&V ID AM-183159

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Wellington (US)  Contact Carol A. Sollak  Tel. +1 561 818 9476  E-mail carol.sollak@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Wellington – 10620 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 40 – Wellington, FL, 33414 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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PHOTOS: JUSTIN JOHNSON / JUSTINCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2001

Satellite Beach

Mediterranean Masterpiece on the Atlantic Ocean

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 2.499 mill.  Interior approx. 4,232 ft²  Land approx.  0.51 acres  E&V ID AM-179209

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Melbourne Downtown (US)  Contact  Ryan Fischer  Tel. +1 321 223 4878  E-mail ryan.fischer@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Melbourne Downtown – 505 East New Haven Avenue – Melbourne, FL 32901 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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Jupiter Island

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Exceptional Residence Directly on the Coast

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Jupiter (US)  Contact Ken Meierling  Tel. +1 561 602 4333  E-mail ken.meierling@engelvoelkers.com

Florida, United States of America  Price USD 28 mill.  Land approx. 5.34 acres  E&V ID AM-189050

Engel & Völkers Jupiter – 400 S US Highway One – Jupiter, Florida 33477 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC

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CAP carpets & plaids

Fiore Verde

Roma Giallo

The production „Made in Europe“ guarantees quality at the highest level and short delivery

Queen of Carpets She is known as „The Queen of Carpets“ and is wellknown in the furniture world for her creative carpet design. Ulrike Broermann, founder of CAP carpets & plaids, offers a unique and exclusive collection in her company based in Düsseldorf. The mix of highquality materials, harmonious and exciting colors, and original designs, give your home a new panache.

Kilan Silver Beige

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The design ideas come to life with great attention to details and the use of 100% natural materials; 80% fine cotton and 20% warming wool. With great diversity, the CAP carpets are made in nine sizes with a non-slip coating on the back. The production „Made in Europe“ guarantees quality at the highest level and short delivery times. www.carpets-plaids.de


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1937

Savannah

Historic Tudor Revival Home Built in 1937 & Restored in 2019

Georgia, United States of America  Price USD 1.995 mill.  Interior approx. 7,635 ft²  Land approx. 0.26 acres  E&V ID AM-186749

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Savannah (US)  Contact Dicky Mopper, Richard Mopper & Fran Belloir  Tel. +1 912 663 5500  E-mail richard.mopper@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Savannah – 1650 East Victory Drive – Savannah, GA 31401 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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South Carolina, United States of America  Price USD 3.75 mill.  Interior approx. 7,142 ft²  Land approx. 1.02 acres  E&V ID AM-184185

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Hilton Head Island-Bluffton (US)  Contact Lowcountry Group  Tel. +1 843 816 0693  E-mail lowcountrygroup@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Hilton Head Island-Bluffton – 6 Promenade Street, Suite 1001 – Bluffton, SC 29910 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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PHOTOS: ASHLEY EVANS PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990

Hilton Head Island

Perfectly Positioned on the Magnificent Brams Point Peninsula


Banner Elk

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002

Custom-Built Mountain Retreat with five Bedrooms & seven Bathrooms

North Carolina, United States of America  Price USD 3.45 mill.  Interior approx. 9,462 ft²  Land approx. 11 acres  E&V ID AM-181242

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Banner Elk (US)  Contact Tricia Holloway  Tel. +1 828 898 3808  E-mail tricia.holloway@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Banner Elk – 610 Banner Elk Highway – Banner Elk, NC 28604 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Colts Neck

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

Private Country Estate

New Jersey, United States of America  Price USD 1.65 mill.  Interior approx. 6,381 ft²  Land approx.  1.56 acres  E&V ID AM-182644

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Monmouth County (US)  Contact  Louis Critelli  Tel. +1 732 687 5482  E-mail louis.critelli@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Monmouth County – 420 Route 34, Unit 4 – Colts Neck, NJ 07722 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

136


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

New York City

Spectacularly Renovated Oasis with Central Park and River Views

New York, United States of America  Price USD 4,275,000  Interior approx. 2,014 ft²  No. of bedrooms 3  E&V ID AM-182738

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  New York City MMC (US)  Contact Julie Zelman  Tel. +1 646 757 2523  E-mail rothschildteam@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers New York City MMC – 430 Park Avenue, 11th Floor – New York, NY 10022 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Carlisle

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1988

Incredible Secluded Estate Set on Approximately 50 Acres

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Concord (US)  Contact Mendosa-Balboni Team  Tel. +1 978 505 5558  E-mail mendosabalboni@engelvoelkers.com

Massachusetts, United States of America  Price USD 5 mill.  Interior approx.  10,000 ft²  Land approx. 50 acres

Engel & Völkers Concord – 19 Main Street – Concord, MA 01742 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

138


PHOTOS: RUSSELL SERBAGI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920

Gloucester

‘Stoneacre’ on the Coveted Eastern Point

Massachusetts, United States of America  Price USD 6.5 mill.  Interior approx.  10,000 ft²  Land approx. 0.68 acres  E&V ID AM-168410

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Beverly Farms (US)  Contact Amanda Armstrong Group  Tel. +1 978 879 6322  E-mail amanda.armstrong@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Beverly Farms – 723 Hale Street – Beverly Farms, MA 01915 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Massachusetts, United States of America  Price USD 2.775 mill.  Interior approx. 8,435 ft²  Land approx. 2.02 acres  E&V ID AM-185668

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Wellesley (US)  Contact Dean Poritzky  Tel. +1 781 248 6350  E-mail dean.poritzky@engelvoelkers.com 

Engel & Völkers Wellesley – One Abbott Street – Wellesley, MA 02482 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

140

PHOTOS: JEFFREY DODGE ROGERS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1993

WESTON

Magnificent Brick Country Estate


Mount Holly

PHOTOS: DAVID BARNUM PHOTOGRAPHY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: WOOD – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009

Vermont Country Estate on Around 23 Acres

Vermont, United States of America  Price USD 1,529,999  Interior approx.  5,000 ft²  Land approx.  23.5 acres  E&V ID AM-186529

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Okemo (US)  Contact Gail Beardmore  Tel. +1 802 975 0338  E-mail gail.beardmore@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Okemo – 126 Main Street, Suite 1A – Ludlow, VT 05149 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Americas, Inc.

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Vancouver

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Architectural Oasis with Incredible Views in Fairview

British Columbia, Canada  Price  CAD 2,298,000  Interior approx. 2,059 ft²  No. of bedrooms 2  E&V ID AM-186736

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Vancouver (CA)  Contact Amy Leong & Ally Ballam  Tel. +1 778 871 1000  E-mail amy.leong@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Vancouver – 130-1152 Mainland Street – Vancouver, BC V6B 4X2 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Stuart Island

Goose Landing – A World-Class Desolation Sound Resort

British Columbia, Canada  Price CAD 14.9 mill.  Interior approx.  8,864 ft²  Land approx.  118.5 acres  E&V ID AM-182140

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Victoria-Oak Bay (CA)  Contact LeBlanc Piercy Group  Tel. +1 250 940 2770  E-mail leblancpiercygroup@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Victoria-Oak Bay – 2249 Oak Bay Avenue – Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

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Ontario, Canada  Price CAD 5,495,000  Interior approx. 10,127 ft²  Land approx. 39,600 ft²  E&V ID AM-185035

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Oakville (CA)  Contact Tavares Scaletta Group  Tel. +1 416 456 6690  E-mail tavaresscalettagroup@engelvoelkers.com

Engel & Völkers Oakville – 226 Lakeshore Road East – Oakville, ON L6J 1H8 / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Canada Inc.

144

PHOTOS: OTBX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996

Mississauga

Private Wooded Estate with Backyard Oasis in the Heart of Mineola


PHOTOS: BEATRIZ SANTOS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 70.2 kWh/m²a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 95.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Carvoeiro

Incomparable Villa with Unforgettable Views

Algarve, Portugal  Price  EUR 1,975,000  Interior approx. 498 m²  Land approx. 3,727 m²  E&V ID W-02IG8E

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Albufeira (PT)  Tel. +351 289 57 24 50  E-mail albufeira@engelvoelkers.com

Luis Palma Santos Lda. – Estrada de Vale Rabelho – 8200-428 Guia-Albufeira / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 154.

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Majorca

PHOTOS: TONI PERELLÓ VALLS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 55.8 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Grand Country Estate in Fabulous Private Setting in Pollensa

Balearic Islands, Spain  Price EUR 11 mill.  Interior approx. 750 m²  Land approx. 48 ha  E&V ID W-02D1J2

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Mallorca North (ES)  Tel. +34 971 53 20 50  E-mail pollensa@engelvoelkers.com

EV North Mallorca Real Estate S.L. – Via Pollentia, 20 – 07460 Pollensa / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Balearev GmbH

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For more energy information please refer to page 154.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2020

Marbella

Top Luxury Villa Close to the Beach on the Golden Mile

Málaga, Spain  Price EUR 6.5 mill.  Interior approx. 600 m²  Land approx. 985 m²  E&V ID W-02G6NA

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Marbella Golden Mile (ES)  Tel. +34 952 86 84 06  E-mail marbellagoldenmile@engelvoelkers.com

Mazal Realty, S.L. – Blvd. Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, CN 340, Km 178.2 - La Poveda, local 5 – 29600 Marbella / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Castellón

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003

Luxury Mediterranean-Style Villa in Oropesa del Mar

Valencia, Spain  Price EUR 2.4 mill.  Interior approx. 795 m²  Land approx. 1,772 m²  E&V ID W-02FQQK

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Valencia MMC (ES)  Tel. +34 96 351 78 97  E-mail valencia@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. – Gran Vía Marqués del Turia 61 – 46005 Valencia / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

148


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 15 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Barcelona

Beautiful Modern House in Sant Cugat

Catalonia, Spain  Price EUR 1.99 mill.  Interior approx. 431 m²  Land approx. 678 m²  E&V ID W-02K9ZI

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Barcelona MMC (ES)  Tel. +34 93 515 44 44  E-mail Barcelona@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. – Avda. Diagonal 640, 6a planta – 08017 Barcelona / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 154.

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Madrid, Spain  Price EUR 1.49 mill.  Interior approx. 174 m²  No. of bedrooms 3  E&V ID W-02K76U

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Madrid MMC (ES)  Tel. +34 91 277 45 00  E-mail madrid@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. – Génova, 27 5ª planta – 28004 Madrid / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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For more energy information please refer to page 154.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 148 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 29 kgCO2/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1939

Madrid

Magnificent Luxury Home in Gran Vía


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 217 kWh/m²a – EMISSIONS 46 kgCO2/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1950 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Gijón

Stunning Villa in the Heart of Idyllic Coastal Scenery in Northern Spain

Asturias, Spain  Price EUR 2.25 mill.  Interior approx. 781 m²  Land approx. 3,766 m²  E&V ID W-02IVOU

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Gijón (ES)  Tel. +34 984 70 39 63  E-mail gijon@engelvoelkers.com

Adigo Capital, S.L. – Calle Menéndez Valdés 19 – 33201 Gijón / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 154.

151


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 226 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1930 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

San Sebastián

Unique Property Close to the Beach

Basque Country, Spain  Price EUR 2.54 mill.  Interior approx. 436 m²  Land approx. 310 m²  E&V ID W-02I9AV

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  San Sebastián (ES)  Tel. +34 943 29 81 74  E-mail sansebastian@engelvoelkers.com

MS EXCLUSIVE HOMES, S.L. – Av. Zurriola, 6 – 20002 San Sebastián / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Getxo

PHOTOS: BIDERBOST PHOTO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 210 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Unique Duplex with Impressive Sea Views Refurbished in 2010

Basque Country, Spain  Price EUR 3.4 mill.  Interior approx. 519 m²  No. of bedrooms 6  E&V ID W-02IUNQ

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Getxo (ES)  Tel. +34 946 40 89 89  E-mail getxo@engelvoelkers.com

BI-WOTER 56, S.L. – Calle Paulino Mendibil 6 – 48930 Getxo / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

For more energy information please refer to page 154.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1902

Bern

Grand Mansion in the Heart of the City

Bern, Switzerland  Price CHF 17 mill.  Interior approx. 918 m²  Land approx. 854 m²  E&V ID W-02KLVY

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bern(CH)  Tel. +41 31 310 06 70  E-mail bern@engelvoelkers.com

EV Mittelland Immobilien AG – Mettlengässli 2 – 3074 Muri bei Bern / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

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Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland  Price CHF 2.98 mill.  Interior approx. 258 m²  Land approx. 1,299 m²  E&V ID W-02K32A

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Basel (CH)  Tel. +41 61 666 62 00  E-mail basel@engelvoelkers.com

Mobas Immo Basel AG – Grenzacherstrasse 4 – 4058 Basel / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

156

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1957

Oberwil

Dream Home in an English Country House Style


PHOTOS: ANDI DONINI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990

HAUSEN AM ALBIS

Exclusive Country Residence with Panoramic Views

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland  Price CHF 2.9 mill.  Interior approx. 320 m²  Land approx. 1,275 m²  E&V ID W-02IQCD

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Affoltern am Albis (CH)  Tel. +41 44 723 12 12  E-mail affoltern@engelvoelkers.com

Jereb Immobilien Consulting GmbH – Obere Bahnhofstrasse 4 – 8910 Affoltern am Albis / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

157


Aargau, Switzerland  Price CHF 2.59 mill.  Interior approx. 422 m²  Land approx. 1,254 m²  E&V ID W-02GLSI

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Rheinfelden (CH)  Tel. +41 61 813 37 33  E-mail rheinfelden@engelvoelkers.com

Mobas Immo Basel AG – Marktgasse 43 – 4310 Rheinfelden / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

158

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1826

Olsberg

Idyllic Residence with Loving Attention to Detail


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003

Zeiningen

Exclusive Home Ideal for Exceptional Visions

Aargau, Switzerland  Price CHF 2.08 mill.  Interior approx. 310 m²  Land approx. 819 m²  E&V ID W-02K73Q

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Rheinfelden (CH)  Tel. +41 61 813 37 33  E-mail rheinfelden@engelvoelkers.com

Mobas Immo Basel AG – Marktgasse 43 – 4310 Rheinfelden / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

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Lake Lucerne

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1936

Waterfront Jewel with Boat Dock & Poolhouse

Schwyz, Switzerland  Price CHF 9.2 mill.  Interior approx. 600 m²  Land approx. 2,972 m²  E&V ID W-02KHYR

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Zürichsee Freienbach (CH)  Tel. +41 43 888 11 11  E-mail schwyz@engelvoelkers.com

Seeperlen Immobilien AG – Rebstockstrasse 4 – 8808 Pfäffikon / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

160


Brissago

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012

Designer Villa with Lake Views & Private Spa

Ticino, Switzerland  Price CHF 12 mill.  Interior approx. 1,470 m²  Land approx. 1,614 m²  E&V ID W-01FLBG

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Ascona (CH)  Tel. +41 91 785 14 80  E-mail ascona@engelvoelkers.com

EV Ascona Top Real Estates AG – Piazza G. Motta 57 – 6612 Ascona / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Wohnen Schweiz AG

161


Upper Austria, Austria  Price EUR 2.3 mill.  Total floor space approx. 1,058 m²  Land approx. 4.85 ha  E&V ID W-02JJ24

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Linz (AT)  Tel. +43 732 732 032  E-mail Linz@engelvoelkers.com

CC-H GmbH – Hauptstraße 4 – 4040 Linz / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

162

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 110 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Hausruckviertel

Unparalleled Mansion in Expansive Grounds with Beautiful Views


PHOTOS: AIRVISION – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Salzburg

Dream Villa Offering the Highest Standards in Parsch

Salzburg, Austria  Price EUR 3.95 mill.  Interior approx. 295 m²  Land approx. 750 m²  E&V ID W-02IZOC

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Salzburg (AT)  Tel. +43 662 20 90 06  E-mail salzburg@engelvoelkers.com

EV Salzburg GmbH – Neutorstraße 22 – 5020 Salzburg / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

163


Lombardy, Italy  Price EUR 2.2 mill.  Interior approx. 600 m²  Land approx. 570 m²  E&V ID W-02K3K2

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bergamo (IT)  Tel. +39 035 21 84 29  E-mail bergamo@engelvoelkers.com

Glamour Home S.r.l. – Largo Bortolo Belotti 34 – 24121 Bergamo / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

164

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 186.51 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1960 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Bergamo

Beautiful Detached Villa in the City Centre


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 168.65 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Milan

Top-Floor Sanctuary with Terrace in Brera

Lombardy, Italy  Price  EUR 1,195,000  Interior approx. 110 m²  No. of bedrooms 1  E&V ID W-02K3LC

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Milano Porta Romana (IT)  Tel. +39 02 94 43 33 11  E-mail milanoportaromana@engelvoelkers.com

M&M Real Estate S.P.A. – Corso di Porta Romana 123 – 20122 Milan / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

165


Veneto, Italy  Price EUR 4.5 mill.  Interior approx. 407 m²  Land approx. 2,400 m²  E&V ID W-02JDXQ

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Bardolino (IT)  Tel. +39 045 721 02 79  E-mail bardolino@engelvoelkers.com

Quattro S.r.l. – Via Dante Alighieri 26 – 37011 Bardolino / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

166

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 104.35 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1970 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Torri del Benaco

Exclusively Designed Architectural Dream on Lake Garda


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1962 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A+

Rome

Villa Overlooking the Golf Course in Olgiata

Lazio, Italy  Price EUR 5.5 mill.  Interior approx. 1,440 m²  Land approx.  5,000 m²  E&V ID W-02GJKJ

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Roma MMC (IT)  Tel. +39 06 45 54 81 20  E-mail roma@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC Italia S.r.l. – Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 282-284 – 00186 Roma / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

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Sicily, Italy  Price EUR 1.5 mill.  Interior approx. 498 m²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID W-02I21S

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Catania (IT)  Tel. +39 095 722 13 64  E-mail catania@engelvoelkers.com

ALM Real Estate S.r.l. – Via Teramo 9 – 95127 Catania / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Italia S.R.L.

168

PHOTOS: ALESSANDRO GRUTTADAURIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 162.66 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1870 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Catania

Historical City Centre Apartment


PHOTOS: ALAN CARVILLE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRICITY

Malta

Double-Fronted Home Conversion with Swimming Pool

Mediterranean Sea, Republic of Malta  Price  EUR 1,595,000  Interior approx. 350 m²  Land approx. 420 m²  E&V ID W-02K3YA

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Malta (MLT)  Tel. +356 2347 00 00  E-mail malta@engelvoelkers.com

Sara Grech Ltd. – LEK Business Centre, Triq L‛Esportaturi, Central Business District, Zone 2 – Birkirkara, CBD 2040 / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Athens

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1970

Truly Outstanding Property in the City Centre

Plaka, Attica, Greece  Price EUR 2.25 mill.  Interior approx. 237 m²  No. of bedrooms 4  E&V ID W-02KCAH

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Athens MMC (GR)  Tel. +30 211 105 50 00  E-mail athensmmc@engelvoelkers.com

EV MMC Greece S.A. – Mesogion Avenue 2-4 – 11527 Athens / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Hamburg

PHOTOS: JÖRG BUCHER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 110.6 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Splendid Townhouse with Waterfront Views

Hamburg, Germany  Price EUR 7.5 mill.  Interior approx. 409 m²  Land approx. 386 m²  E&V ID W-00EPPN

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Hamburg Alster Stadtvillen (DE)  Tel. +49 40 46 86 31 20 E-mail alster.stadtvillen@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

E+V Hamburg Immobilien GmbH – Maria-Louisen-Straße 11-13 – 22301 Hamburg / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Lower Saxony, Germany  Price EUR 890,000  Interior approx. 206 m²  Land approx. 880 m²  E&V ID W-02JLOF

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Norden-Norddeich (DE)  Tel. +49 4931 929 51 80 E-mail norden@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Südliche Nordsee Immobilien GmbH – Dörper Weg 8 – 26506 Norden / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 50 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

East Frisia

Extravagant Residence at Prime Address in Norden


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 195.8 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Brunswick

Exclusive Architect-Designed Property with Lake Access

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Braunschweig (DE)  Contact Jil-Marleen Tschauder  Tel. +49 531 213 69 00 E-mail braunschweig@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Lower Saxony, Germany  Price EUR 2 mill.  Interior approx. 400 m²  Land approx. 1,350 m²  E&V ID W-02IW9D

Engel & Völkers Braunschweig Immobilien GmbH – Steinweg 28 – 38100 Braunschweig / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Berlin Mitte MMC (DE)  Contact Jirko Krah  Tel. +49 30 20 37 80 E-mail berlinmittemmc@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Berlin, Germany  Price EUR 3.98 mill.  Interior approx. 768 m²  Land approx. 4,164 m²  E&V ID W-02KBK3

Engel & Völkers Berlin Mitte GmbH – Charlottenstraße 4 – 10969 Berlin / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1883

Berlin

Historic Country Residence in Sprawling Grounds in Biesdorf


Gera

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1907

Villa Jahr – A Property of Great Prestige for the City

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Gera (DE)  Contact Saskia Göbel & Lukas Bühling  Tel. +49 36 58 35 86 00 E-mail gera@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Thuringia, Germany  Price EUR 2.85 mill.  Interior approx. 1,490 m²  Land approx. 15,627 m²  E&V ID W-02JGFP

EV Immobilien GmbH Jena – Kleine Kirchstraße 1 – 07545 Gera / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Magdeburg (DE)  Contact Norbert Steinborn  Tel. +49 391 24 35 81 60 E-mail norbert.steinborn@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Saxony-Anhalt, Germany  Price  EUR 849,000  Interior approx. 193 m²  Land approx. 531 m²  E&V ID W-02H5SJ

EuV Immobilien Magdeburg GmbH – Krügerbrücke 2 – 39104 Magdeburg / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 93 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Magdeburg

Exclusive Architect-Designed Home at Top Address


PHOTOS: NEUSCHÄFER-RUBE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 64.3 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Soest Region

Pristine 'Huf Haus' at a Peaceful Address Close to the Centre of Geseke

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Soest-Lippstadt (DE)  Contact Björn Brenken  Tel. +49 2941 887 99 90 E-mail soest@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 749,000  Interior approx. 247 m²  Land approx. 1,420 m²  E&V ID W-02KQ5K

EV Soest-Lippstadt GmbH – Poststraße 27 – 59555 Lippstadt / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1553

Witten

Historic Ensemble with Style & Charm

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Witten (DE)  Contact Sabine Wienke  Tel. +49 2302 91 46 10 E-mail Sabine.Wienke@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price  EUR 1,425,000  Interior approx. 247 m²  Land approx. 1,064 m²  E&V ID W-02JJPW

EV Witten Immobilien GmbH – Ruhrstraße 37 – 58452 Witten / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 131.8 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1924 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Solingen

Magnificent Luxury Mansion with Swimming Pool

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Solingen (DE)  Contact Thomas Bergemann  Tel. +49 212 65 00 40 80 E-mail thomas.bergemann@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 1.58 mill.  Interior approx. 516 m²  Land approx. 4,675 m²  E&V ID W-02JT5J

Bergemann & von den Steinen Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG – Grünewalder Straße 75 – 42657 Solingen / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH

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Neuss

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1899

Historic Townhouse in Premium Location

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Neuss (DE)  Contact Andreas Franke  Tel. +49 2131 20 94 40 E-mail Franke.Andreas@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany  Price EUR 2.58 mill.  Interior approx. 420 m²  Land approx. 416 m²  E&V ID W-02JW8Y

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Sebastianusstraße 11 – 41460 Neuss / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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PHOTOS: MARKUS AATZ FOTOGRAFIE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 95.1 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Königstein

Elegant Residence in Dream Location

Hesse, Germany  Price EUR 4.1 mill.  Total floor space approx. 470 m²  Land approx. 2,038 m²  E&V ID W-024RH8

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Königstein (DE)  Tel. +49 6174 959 00 E-mail taunus@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Engel & Völkers Immobilien Deutschland GmbH – Georg-Pingler-Straße 11 – 61462 Königstein / Real estate company Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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Groß-Zimmern

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL

Historic Mill Property

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Darmstadt(DE)  Tel. +49 6151 101 67 69  E-mail darmstadt@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Hesse, Germany  Price  EUR 700,000  Interior approx. 170 m²  Land approx.  7,830 m²  E&V ID W-02IAUX

André Immobilien – Schützenstr. 8 – 64283 Darmstadt / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1911

Munich

Luxury Living in a Historic Building at a Prime Address

ENGEL & VÖLKERS  Münchner Westen (DE)  Contact Robin Graf Douglas  Tel. +49 89 18 90 80 60 E-mail Robin.Grafdouglas@engelvoelkers.com Commission fee split between buyer and seller in accordance with new legislation (effective from 23.12.2020)

Bavaria, Germany  Price EUR 1.498 mill.  Interior approx. 130 m²  No. of rooms 3  E&V ID W-02KJYI

EuV Münchner Westen GmbH – Bahnhofstraße 87 – 82166 Gräfelfing / Real estate company – Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Residential GmbH

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ADDRESSES GG 2/21

LAST MINUTE

VERONICA CHOU

Show your true colors: Now that nature is bursting into leaf and bloom again, why not make space for these brightly hued gems.

ROAD TRIP

THE ENGEL & VÖLKERS MAGAZINE

TRACEY EMIN JOCHEN ZEITZ

THE RESET ISSUE Highly motivating personalities who have dared to START OVER

Veronica Chou Good-bye fast fashion, hello sustainability!

SOFIA VERGARA

Tracey Emin From radical roots to a place in art history

Jochen Zeitz Return to the boardroom after years in the wild Sofia Vergara Overcoming tragedy to find global success

No. 2/21

MARCH / APRIL / MAY

Spain 8.20 EUR

CREDITS

PHOTO: Victoria Tang-Owen OUTFIT: Everybody & Everyone SNEAKERS: Thousand Fell

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WELCOME EDITORIAL  page 10

HODDER & STOUGHTON,

www.hodder.co.uk

PLAYGROUND

MRS BOW TIE,

COOL CITY  page 20

POKETO X TAKENAKA,

www.athenswas.gr

www.polaroid.com

ATHENSWAS,

www.takenaka-global.com

POLAROID,

ART & DESIGN  page 22

SACAI,

www.mybacs.com

BOOKS  page 32 SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD,

MYBACS,

INTERVIEW  page 24

MICHAEL POLIZA,

www.store.sacai.jp

www.simonandschuster.com

www.michaelpoliza.com

GESTALTEN,

WOMAN  page 28

www.quartoknows.com

AKRIS,

www.akris.com

DESIGNERS GUILD,

www.designersguild.com

GIRA,

www.gira.de

JONATHAN ADLER,

www.jonathanadler.com

LASVIT,

www.lasvit.com

SECOLO,

www.secolo.co.uk

TAMARA COMOLLI,

www.tamaracomolli.com

TILDE GRYNNERUP,

www.tildegrynnerup.dk

WALLPAPER,

www.wallpaper.com

www.gestalten.com

THE QUARTO GROUP,

AT HOME VERONICA CHOU,

www.everybodyeveryone.com

ROAD TRIP  page 48

AIRSTREAM,

www.airstream.com

TRACEY EMIN  page 58 TRACEY EMIN STUDIO, www.traceyeminstudio.com

JOCHEN ZEITZ  page 66 ZEITZ FOUNDATION,

www.zeitzfoundation.org

ZEITZ MOCAA,

www.galison.com

GATHER,

SOFIA VERGARA  page 74

HUCKBERRY,

www.instagram.com/sofiavergara/

www.gatherwaco.com

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VERONICA CHOU  page 36

MAN  page 30 GALISON,

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www.mrsbowtie.com

www.zeitzmocaa.museum

SOFIA VERGARA,

1 Pop-up book “Houseplants,” POR, www.simonarizpe.com 2 Table mirror “Olivia,” € 257, www.pulpoproducts.com 3 Brooch “jungjung,” € 397, gallerydeuxpoissons.katalok.ooo 4 Vase “Amphora,” € 1,940, www.bitossihome.it 5 Carpet “Esagoni,” POR, www.amini.it

www.huckberry.com

JONATHAN ADLER,

www.jonathanadler.com

MOTE, www.mote.kr

PERSONAL  page 186

KOOO ARCHITECTS, www.ko-oo.jp

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Stillness speaks...

Deep in the mountains of Zhejiang Province in East China, and just an hour away from the provincial capital and vibrant metropolis Hangzhou, lies the luxury retreat Origin Villa. It was built by Kooo Architects, a Japanese architectural firm based in Tokyo and Shanghai, who converted a nearly abandoned mountain village into a unique hotel complex that virtually fades into its surroundings. The original village had been established on the side of a cliff so that every building had a clear view of the mountains. The resort consists of a number of guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar, spread out across six buildings. All of them lie within the original village, which is still inhabited by a few local people. The traditional, thick mud walls of the old buildings provided excellent protection from the heat and cold, but didn’t let in enough light by today’s standards. The architectural challenge was to modernize the old buildings while preserving the original style so that the new complex would merge seamlessly into its surroundings. Large windows and glass frontages give onto the scenic mountains. Open, outdoor areas reflect the latest aesthetics for modern living and create a feeling of limitless space. Local materials such as bamboo were used in the construction, along with red brick and hand-burned wood. The result is a rural getaway for stressed city dwellers. The retreat is so well hidden among the densely forested mountains that at night, guests won’t see any lights at all, not even shimmering in the distance.

Architects Ayaka and Shinya Kojima founded Kooo Architects in 2015.

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