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MEN-TASTIC!

Elon Musk Donald Robertson Alejandro G. Iñárritu Ed Sheeran Justin Trudeau Oscar Murillo George R. R. Martin Thierry Despont Evan Spiegel Reed Hastings Jochen Zeitz Tyler Hays Alejandro Aravena

KILIAN HENNESSY Seducing the world with his superscents

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WELCOME

Dear Reader, travel a lot – both for business and leisure. On my travels I continue to experience new things and keep meeting extremely interesting people. I find it especially exciting to come across individuals who are shaking things up with their ideas. I have always thought it a great privilege to be able to ask questions of these personalities and then to listen carefully to their replies. This is because these exchanges have frequently inspired me both professionally and on a personal level. I feel a sense of achievement when people provide me with new impulses, which then enable me to take entrepreneurial steps that further develop Engel & Völkers as a company. I do not believe, however, that coincidence plays a part in this process. It is my conviction that you have to operate in an organized fashion in order to attain your goals. I have, for example, never tried to be the number one salesman. Instead, it has always been important to me to provide a more comprehensive service than others. I enjoy my work enormously, even though it can be quite challenging at times. But, I have always been an entrepreneur and live by the motto “work hard and play hard.” I recharge my batteries by playing polo – a hobby that I pursue with great passion. Interestingly, there are a lot of parallels between this sport and the demands of my everyday professional life. Just like on the polo field, speed, perfect teamwork, precision, reliability and being proactive are essential in business. I have recognized many of these qualities in those who have given me invaluable food for thought over the decades. As our GG magazine has always been synonymous with fresh, new perspectives, too, this current addition is devoted to men who make the world go round. Attractive perspectives are also provided by a selection of the most beautiful real estate from around the world, which we have, once again, put together for you on the following pages. Sincerely

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Christian Völkers

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WELCOME

Magical Men … Elon Musk is working tirelessly on his vision of making flights into space affordable and is revolutionizing the electric car industry with his Tesla company. While Donald Robertson is conquering not only the fashion world with his colorful sketches via Instagram. For our summer issue we bring together inspiring men who take risks and make a difference. After all, nothing seems to be sexier and more attractive than creativity, a trait which – according to psychologist Gregory Miller – might be understood as the human equivalent of the feathers of a peacock: Potential mates interpret them as a sign of mental strength. Kilian Hennessy, who is a descendant of the famous cognac family – his grandfather Kilian is the original founder of the luxury goods group LVMH – creates deliciously luxurious scents with an exceptional eye for detail and an almost erotic appeal. His perfume company, which he created all on his own, is so innovative, high-end and sought-after that a few weeks ago Estée Lauder Companies Inc. acquired the prestigious fragrance brand. We met Kilian Hennessy in his beloved Paris shortly after he signed the deal and followed him on a tour of his favorite haunts in the city. From page 46 on we present many more extraordinary men and their achievements from the worlds of music, politics, religion and entertainment in our “Leading Men” portfolio. Enjoy & sincerely yours,

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Michaela Cordes A huge thanks to The Peninsula Hotel Paris! The cover photo of Kilian Hennessy was shot on their rooftop. ByKilian scents are deliciously addictive – I’ve been wearing mine for six years. @drawbertson is a daily must on Instagram. I adore this bag that Donald custom-drew for me in 5 minutes. I it!

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Driving force

Winner

MARINE VIELLARD A “mediator” and “driving force” – that is how Kilian Hennessy describes his assistant Marine Viellard. Her organizational and coordinating skills have long made her indispensable to the luxury brand. In a her private life, too, she fizzes with energy, taking care of her three sons, together with her husband, and then letting off steam at Zumba classes.

ANDREW TESTA Three-time World Press Photo Award winner Andrew Testa, who lives in London with his family, was also twice named photojournalist of the year by Amnesty International. For GG, he photographed artist Oscar Murillo. “It was a very relaxed shoot.” (starting on page 46)

On the go

JAN CHRISTMANN Jan Christmann has been an E&V license partner since 2010 and looks after three E&V shops in Switzerland: Chur, Davos and Flim. Among the real estate marketed by him is the Villa Vals, featured in this edition. To him, the architecture is “quite extraordinary.” (starting on page 74)

Cheerful

ARIANE KIENAST-VON EINEM Ariane always spreads good cheer around the GG office. The lateral entrant joined E&V in 2000, and has been supporting the real estate advertising and subscriptions teams since 2007. She spends her leisure time with her family and friends, or jogging in the Alster river valley.

Inspired

TODD SELBY

“I loved hanging out with Donald,” says photographer, author and illustrator Todd Selby about his work with artist Donald Robertson, who turns everything he sees into art. “His talent for weaving together art, work and his personal life has greatly inspired me.” (starting on page 60)

Global citizen

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ANTONIO ZAZUETA OLMOS Photojournalist Antonio Zazueta Olmos and director Alejandro González Iñárritu are both Mexican and so chatted in Spanish during the shoot. “It was a lot of fun! Especially because the PR people didn’t understand a word …” (starting on page 46) www.gg-magazine.com

PHOTOS: MARK SEELEN (1); JOHANNES PAUL HÄUSSLER (1); MARK SELIGER (1)

Versatile

MANUEL BORST Web specialist, culture and food enthusiast: Manuel Borst works as an online concept developer and art director. In his spare time, he likes reading, going to the theater and cooking vegetarian food. He designed GG’s new homepage.


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INSIDE

AT HOME He is one of Canada’s youngest prime ministers ever – and the only one with a tattoo. Justin Trudeau also hones his political skills in the boxing ring.

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LOOK These concrete houses celebrate the trendy building material (Material Immaterial).

AT HOME Kilian Hennessy resurrects the sophisticated, traditional culture of exclusive scents with the luxurious perfume creations of his label byKilian.

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WOMAN For beautiful hands and feet: “Pommade concrète” lotion with chamomile water (Buly 1803).

PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

20 Party hotspot and bohemian paradise – Ibiza has it all. Our insider tips.

ART & DESIGN

24 Fresh, flashy, functional – these works of art are quite an eyeful.

INTERVIEW

26 New Yorkers love the multitalented

BDDW furniture designer Tyler Hays.

WOMAN

28 Laying in on thick. SHE goes all out

with pop fashion colors blue and red.

MAN

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HE wears natural hues this season.

LOOK

32 Gray, hard and indestructible.

AT HOME KILIAN HENNESSY

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AT HOME Despite his youthful appearance, Elon Musk, 44, is resolutely building a new reality.

LEADING MEN

36 What do cognacs and perfumes have in common? The scent magician explains the challenges of creating fragrances.

46 They shape the zeitgeist. Ten movers and shakers who are leading the way forward and forging the future.

DONALD ROBERTSON

60 Outside the fashion industry as well,

ELON MUSK

66 Inventor, tycoon, visionary. A profile

many start their day with the exciting Instagram feed @drawbertson. of the Silicon Valley superstar who dreams of living on Mars.

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FOR SALE The Villa Vals has been built into the mountainside. Its large window frontages provide a bright interior and spectacular views.

FOR SALE A D SEC T I O N

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NEW HOME

74 A radical departure from traditional Alpine architecture: Villa Vals.

BOOKS The rise of David Bowie – an homage to the “Chameleon of Pop” (Taschen).

RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL

80 Mansions, villas, office space – the best real estate around

CLOSE UP OFFICES

156 Jochen Zeitz and his new Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).

SOCIETY

160 IWC launches its new pilot’s watch collection in Geneva.

BOOKS

166 Gems and curiosities – plus a piece of literary furniture.

PERSONAL

170 This year’s Pritzker Prize winner,

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AT HOME At the age of 50, father-of-five Donald Robertson found unexpected fame on Instagram.

MAN Geometric shapes create the look of the “Raster” plywood mask (Lisette Appeldorn).

ALWAYS EDITORIAL EDITOR’S LETTER ADDRESSES

8 A foreword to the new issue. 10 Magical Men … 168 Where we got it all: names, addresses and manufacturers.

STAFF

169 Masthead.

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Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena.


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Families are breaking the cycle of poverty In many areas of the world, parents are struggling income means that these small business owners often can’t send their children to school or provide adequate healthcare. But there is hope.

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World Vision has been providing financial services around the world through its network of microfinance institutions at VisionFund. These small loans, coupled with savings services and business training, are having a real impact on countless borrowers throughout the world,” says Scott Brown, President & CEO of VisionFund International. People like Mao (pictured top left) and her family are seeing direct benefits from VisionFund’s support. Mao and her husband took out a small loan after struggling to provide for their relatives. Mao bought nets and set up a new fish farming business to compliment an existing rice paddy. The investment is already paying off and Mao is anticipating new opportunities. “Microfinance is one of the key instruments used to bring about sustainable change,” says Scott Brown. “Throughout the world, I have seen how children like Phan (Mao’s son) can experience hope in a brighter future when their parents are able to increase family incomes. Access to healthcare, education and clean water are only but a few benefits children experience when their families’ incomes improve.” Last year, World Vision’s microfinance work through VisionFund impacted nearly four million children in over thirty countries around the world. Visit VisionFund.org to learn more about World Vision’s work in microfinance and how small loans and other financial services are bringing about lasting change for millions of families. or over ten years

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If you would like to contribute to World Vision’s work by making a donation or are interested in learning more about our microfinance projects around the world, please contact Annalisa Plachesi at: +44 020 7821 8673 or send an email to Annalisa_Plachesi@wvi.org

HOW MICROFINANCE WORKS In developing countries, many people have great ideas but lack the capital to start or improve a new business. Without the resources needed to access formal financial services, these people need somewhere else to turn to. That’s where microfinance comes in. World Vision uses microfinance as a powerful tool to respond to the economic needs of people all over the world. Through a donation of $5000, nearly 900 children are impacted, over ten years, when their families receive small loans and increase family incomes. Nearly 73 percent of our clients are women, making a direct impact on children. With a repayment rate greater than 98 percent, borrowers are successfully paying back their loans.


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Ibiza is for Lovers

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No longer just a crazy nightlife hotspot or a paradise for nonconformists, this attractive Balearic island – originally discovered by hippies – has become the hottest Mediterranean summer destination. Gorgeous beaches, enchanting coves and a romantic harbor in the old town (photo) draw lots of visitors, mainly in July and August. Want to know where to watch the best sunsets or enjoy a fun beach-club evening? Turn the page for some insider tips for a real Ibiza experience.


PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

CALA DES MOLTONS

A miniature, well-hidden cove with a wonderfully romantic beach. Super quiet. (Almost) only frequented by locals.

CALA SALADA

Gorgeous sandy beach, no tourist boats but very popular. Only accessible by car.

CALA TARIDA

Pine groves, crystal-clear water. The Cotton Beach Club is the place to go.

CALA MOLI'

A secluded beach. Go to Cala Molí Beach Club for a great sundowner.

PLAYA D'ES TORRENT

Enjoy delicious seafood or paella with your bare feet in the sand at the Es Torrent beach restaurant.

SA PEDRERA

Fantastic rock formations make the place the hippies called “Atlantis” very special indeed!

PORROIG

The hotel/restaurant Las Brisas is one of the best places for a sundowner on Ibiza.

SANT JOSEP

Not easy to get to, but well worth it. Es Xarcu is a family-run restaurant that serves amazing fish.


AGUAS BLANCAS

The real Ibiza

Locals and hippies used to love this beach. Don’t be alarmed by the nudists who still do!

This little island is still wilder and hotter than ever. Here are some addresses to try and discover what makes Ibiza so very special.

ATZARO'

A gem of a finca in the middle of an orange grove. Wonderful Zen atmosphere. The Agroturismo Hotel also has a great spa.

SANTA GERTRUDIS

Two top tips in one: the Macao Café serves delicious Italian food and Wild Beets is the best vegan restaurant on the island.

SOL D'EN SERRA ILLUSTRATION: MARIA MUNDT, JANINE WEITENAUER – CREATIVE MINDS

The Amante Beach Club snuggles up against the cliff in this spectacular secluded cove. Its restaurant was voted “Best Beach Restaurant” in 2014.

IBIZA TOWN

Dance, eat, and party the night away. The best place for this is the Sol Beach House.

MORE TIPS! PLAYA ES CAVALLET

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A late breakfast or a fancy lunch – you can get both at the legendary and always happening El Chiringuito Es Cavallet beach club.

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FINE FABRIC Through January 2017, the Vitra Design Museum has an exhibition on entitled “Alexander Girard. A Designer’s Universe.” The textile and interior designer had a penchant for vibrant colors, folk art, ornamentation and naive motifs.

MEDUSAN ART Goldfish? No, this aquarium is made for jellyfish. Called the Darwin Tank, it projects their gentle movements onto the wall by using its domed top as a magnifying glass. Definitely more relaxing than Netflix. Available from darwinsect.com.

BULL’S-EYE The “Gun Country” installation by New York artist and sculptor Michael Murphy is made of 150 frighteningly realistic-looking plastic guns. When viewed from the front, it forms a map of the United States.

PRECIOUS MEALS We enjoy food most when it’s also a feast for the eyes. So how about some chrome trout, golden asparagus or silver muffins? All it takes is a squirt of edible spray paint – a dazzling idea from The Deli Garage. CANDY LANDSCAPES Working under the name Pip & Pop, Australian artist Tanya Schultz creates psychedelic pop art that is meant to last only for a short while. Her fantastic, crazy, kitschy dreamscapes are composed of colored sugar, candy beads, glitter and local trinkets – or of thousands of rolls of washi tape, like here.

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ZERO CALORIES Australia is currently experiencing a boom in outlandish milkshake creations (e.g. salted butter caramel shake, topped with a piece of pecan pie). Alana Dimou pokes fun at this bizarre and sticky trend in a series of photographs that take it to new extremes.

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The Crafts Man Tyler Hays is a true renaissance man. The New Yorkbased artist paints, makes pottery and designs jeans, leather bags, clocks and cutlery – plus extraordinarily beautiful furniture for his label BDDW. Tyler Hays, you worked as a sculptor and painter before starting to

I never really changed disciplines, I just do it all at the same time. I paint, sculpt and spend my time making ceramics, as well as designing and making clothing, and creating furniture. When I was a young artist, I also worked as a handyman to pay the bills. That never really changed, it just got out of hand. design furniture. What made you change direction?

How did these various experiences end up influencing your work?

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I have always worked in many different fields, but developed a particular type of aesthetic through painting. I think that I am also influenced by the slow process of continuously reworking an image. This involves looking intently at things and constantly going over them in your mind. What are your favorite materials to work with? Right now, I love fabric and stone, but my preferences change all the time. I work in every medium except glassblowing. Just recently, I have started learning to play the piano, and that takes up a lot of my time … In addition to your studio in Philadelphia, in the U.S., you also have

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one in Milan. Is it important to you to have a foothold in Europe?

No, not really. I love Italy and have always had a big crush on that country. I also love seeing my work trying to exist outside my usual surroundings, so Italy is a natural fit. Do you allow yourself to be influenced by trends? No, I don’t really follow trends. I really just do what I like. I’m sure trends influence all of us but I try not to think about that. Something like a sideboard in your collection can easily cost as much as a car. Do you tend to see yourself as a luxury furniture maker?

That was never my goal. Rather, it was like this: After 9/11 everybody was looking for a job, and at the time wealthy people were the only ones who were spending money on furniture. Back then we 3 had a few extravagant pieces and these were the only ones we were able to sell. At the time I thought that there may only 1 A leather-framed mirror hangs above be 20 people in the world who would spend $20,000 on the honey-colored “Lake” sideboard a sideboard, but it turned out there were 20 of them in made of Osage wood 2 Tyler Hays in his shop in SoHo. The creative all-rounder my neighborhood alone. was given an old Singer sewing machine by his grandmother as a present for his 5th birthday – and immediately got sewing 3 The top of the “Walnut Slab Dining Table” rests on legs made of cast bronze 4 The exterior of the “Leather Writing Desk” creates an attractive contrast to its bronze base.

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in mind when you work on a design? No, not really. I like

to think of objects standing on their own, in a white box. But sometimes I also look very closely at a space and wait for inspiration to come, as to what would be the right piece for that spot. Can you name some projects that you are currently

My “M. Crow” store project would take an entire book to explain properly. It is a general store that was founded more than 100 years ago in Lostine, Oregon, in the Wallowa valley where I grew up. I bought the store in 2012 to save it from closing down. Now, I design and make products specifically for M. Crow & Co. Of all the things I have done, designing and producing clothing for the store is what I enjoy most. I’m also trying my hand at brewing beer. As part of that, I have been growing hops and developing a small-scale brewing process for “wild beer.” Is there an object you have not yet designed, but would love to? Kitchen appliances are definitely at the top of my list. working on?

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4 GRAFFITI Chic “Afton Derby Shoes“ add a splash of color to your outfit. Paul Smith, approximately € 500.

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10 PURR Cat-eye shape, dark blue frame, yellow details – a must-wear in 2016! “Paradeyes” by Fendi, approximately € 330.

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11 LAP-PACK That’s what we’ve decided to call this perfect combo laptop bag and backpack. Knomo London, approx. € 330.

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6 JOLLYPOP This lollypop studded with black currants is chockfull of vitamin C. March, approx. € 8. 7 PRINTED No gentleman is needed to help tie this printed 3D “Chic Bow Tie”

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3 RENEGADE Break all the rules by wearing short over long and a baseball cap with a classic chain belt. Chanel lays it on thick with the 2016 Spring/Summer collection.

5 ROMANTIC Body milk “Lait Virginal” contains argan oil and cornflower water and comes in a vintage bottle, Buly 1803, approx. € 40.

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12 PRINCESS These jewel-covered nappa leather headphones are guaranteed to turn heads. They also sound great. Frends, approximately € 4,000. 13 TEARDROP The “Mikado Flamenco” pendant is a London topaz set in rose gold. Tamara Comolli, approx. € 1,990.

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2 ZERO DIET Natural hues and shades of cream take the cake this summer. Daks, price on request.

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3 HEY MALIBU Even without the perfect wave, this handmade “Zuma Short Surf board” will draw envious looks. By Kelly Wearstler, price on request.

9 WOODY Lavender, mandarine, cedarwood and pink peppercorn make up this woody oak moss fragrance you’ll never want to leave home without. “Solo Loewe Cedro,” approx. € 70.

4 TOYS ’R’ US Men love technical toys. These wooden caps for iPhone chargers are reminiscent of building blocks. Small Ville, approximately € 15. 5 MR. KNOX Real treasures need to be kept in a safe. For instance in this limited edition oak version by Stephan Siepermann, price on request. 6 YUMMY This beautiful wooden object has no function whatsoever, but it’s a harbinger of summer. “Wooden Popsicle” by Johnny Hermann, approximately € 120.

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8 HIDE BEHIND ... an attractive plywood 3D “Raster” mask inspired by African art. Lisette Appeldorn, approximately € 500.

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11 COMFY Made of beautiful birchwood, the “Y5” chair with its five upside-down Ys was designed by Finnish artist Sami Kallio. Hans K, from approximately € 270.

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10 TIMBER! The cover of the two-volume 100 Contemporary Wood Buildings says it all. Taschen, approximately € 40.

12 SCULPTED Wall decoration using various types of wood. Joshua Abarbanel Studio, price on request.

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1 IMPRESSIVE Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl … Concrete makes buildings by star architects so spectacular. Both volumes of 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings showcase astonishing designs. Taschen, approx. € 40 2 DECORATIVE Delicate gold threads run through the ring and necklace by Noy Alon. Adorn Milk, approx. € 135 and € 230 respectively 3 ONEOF-A-KIND Every object by David Taylor is unique, like this mirror with a concrete

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base, price on request. 4 TOP-HEAVY Handmade concrete cuboids seal the bottles of perfume by Alexa Lixfeld, € 105 5 MINIMALIST Nine miniature houses arranged on a wooden board celebrate the beauty of concrete. Material Immaterial, approximately € 270 6 CLASSIC COMBO This table seats eight to ten people and is made of glass and concrete. Delatour Design Lab, price on request 7 GREAT GRIP The “Contour Rollerball Pen” adapts to your hand,

and is extremely comfortable to hold and write with. 22 Design Studio, approximately € 80 8 HEAVYWEIGHT Metal piping was the inspiration for Merel Bekking’s “Mr. Fahrenheit” candleholder. The brass ends still hint at the original material. Merel Bekking, price on request 9 SOFTIE The gray hues of these rugs made of pure, shiny silk are the only thing reminiscent of concrete. “Pure Silk” collection. Object Carpet, price on request.

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KILIAN HENNESSY LEADING MEN ELON MUSK

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Following Kilian Hennessy around Paris is a delightful pleasure, because you’ll discover the most charming and interesting places. Here, he has just emerged from Vertumne, his favorite label byKilian so successful. More on the Frenchman and other equally inspiring gentlemen who impress with their creations – please turn the page …


The Seducer His creations exude sensual eroticism and their packaging alone is a work of art. Initiating desire by combining precious essences – that is what Kilian Hennessy, successor of the famous French cognac dynasty, seems to have inherited from an early age. We met the magician of scents, whose label “byKilian” is selling half a million flacons worldwide per year, in his beloved Paris, where he was born – and his idea to stir up the fragrance industry. TE X T:

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Early this year Kilian Hennessy sold his company byKilian to EstĂŠe Lauder, but remains president and creative director.


Kilian Hennessy splits his time between New York and Paris. His favorite gallery is the Galerie Chahan in the Rue de Lille.

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“It has always been very important to me to know that my success was exclusively due to me, and not to my last name.” KILIAN HENNESSY


Each of the seven byKilian boutiques around the world – like this one in the Rue Cambon – carries a fragrance dedicated to the location.


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ust unwrapping one of his products turns into a feast for the senses: a black silk tassel dangles from a silver key that unlocks the black lacquered wooden box. In it, the carved glass bottle of perfume is waiting for its new owner on a bed of black satin. “Creations that don’t have a soul don’t interest me,” says Kilian Hennessy in his irresistible and very charming French-accented English, explaining the reasons for the elaborate, luxurious packaging of his fragrances. With an unusual mix of elegance, traditional craftsmanship and a keen eye for the smallest details, the founder of byKilian perfumes has created such a highly desirable company that several luxury groups tried to outbid each other to go into business with the successful Frenchman.

They are called “Voulez-Vous Coucher avec Moi,” “Liaisons Dangereuses,” “Cruel Intentions” or “Good Girl Gone Bad” and emanate desire and warmth, sensuality and mystery, luxury and elegance. Worldwide, byKilian sells a total of 500,000 bottles of his exclusive scents per year. Add to that clutches, scented candles and soaps, as well as earrings and chains on which you can daub your favorite scent to preserve it longer than on the skin. Ten years ago the creator of this elegant world of fragrances decided to found a small but sophisticated empire of his own. At the time Kilian Hennessy was 34 years old, but already looking back on a long career in the luxury perfume industry. He had also written his dissertation at the Sorbonne about the semantics of scents. Living off his famous last name was never an option. Instead, he always knew he wanted to create his own business, states the dynamic Frenchman, who was born into the famous cognac dynasty and whose business merged with champagne label Moët & Chandon and then Louis Vuitton to form the LVMH luxury group.

back then, at the end of the 19th and in the first half of the 20th centuries. How high-end and handcrafted the production of these scents had been. How sensually they had been packaged. I stayed for a few hours in this tiny museum and left with a vision for my own company. The next morning I canceled all my fashion job interviews and resigned from my post at L’Oréal. What exactly was it that so inspired

The thought of putting perfumes back on the market that are genuine luxury products, and of taking this wonderful vision to the customers. One thing was immediately clear to me: when I start my own company, everything will have to be authentic, and will have to represent me and my values right down to the last detail. In this respect, building my business has never felt like hard work. Having said that, my idea was not new, of course. There already were several perfumers who had stopped working on commercial fragrances and had successfully founded their own companies. Like Serge Lutens in 1995, ten years before me. Or Jo Malone. you?

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perfume industry for 14 years and had successfully developed exclusive fragrances for companies like Alexander

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McQueen Paco Rabanne and Giorgio Armani. What inspired you to start your own company? Kilian Hennessy: At the time, I was actually very disillusioned with the industry and was losing faith in it. Creating a luxury perfume that costs two dollars to make, only to sell it for $100 in stores – that just didn’t feel right anymore. You are basically producing a luxury product for the price of a T-shirt made in China. I had started to seriously look for a new job in the fashion industry. But then, one night, I visited the Baccarat Museum here in Paris. There was a small exhibition themed around a century of Baccarat perfume bottles. I was completely smitten by the displays and marveled at the thick silk, the hand-cut bottles. All of a sudden I became aware of what perfumes had represented

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I spoke a lot to my grandfather, Kilian, with whom I shared my name and who was the last boss of the cognac company. What was his advice? To never compromise on quality!

“Moonlight in Heaven” is the latest byKilian fragrance and like all his perfumes is sold in refillable glass bottles.

it means to build a luxury brand.

People automatically associate your family name with a cultured background and traditional values that have been passed down through the generations, and now live on in your company byKilian.

To me, creation without purpose, without a soul, is just decoration, and I’m not interested in that. Yes, I would like to create objects that last a lifetime. And for this, they have to have a soul. That’s why every time I start working on a collection, it is always built on a strong artistic foundation. That is its architectural structure, so to speak. Or is that just a fantasy?

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“I don’t know who my clients are. It would only interfere with my vision and distract me.” KILIAN HENNESSY

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In the Givaudan France SAS laboratories, Kilian Hennessy finds the precious essences from which his perfumes are developed.


A perfect day in Paris – for Kilian Hennessy this means going for a meal at Caviar Kaspia, one of his favorite restaurants (top right), followed by a drink with his friends at the Castel nightclub (bottom left). Elegant, cultured and witty.


Are there any similarities between the worlds of cognac and per-

Well, both are alcohols, but one is not for drinking (smiles). I feel the creative process is similar because in the cognac business you mix different blends until you achieve a perfect, harmonious balance. It’s the same in the perfume business. Both fields also require marketing. You have to travel around the world and make personal appearances to generate awareness of the brand and your product. fume?

What was the trick that made byKilian such a big success in the

Laurent, Stella McCartney and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others. I was very lucky that such a great man – the world’s most talented perfumer – was my mentor for ten years. From him, I learnt the most important lesson: that you have to keep surprising your clients with creative fragrances. And how exactly do you do that? How do you create an unforgettable scent? Well if only it was so easy! I believe that a great perfume is like a striking woman: not necessarily the most beautiful, but the one you remember! Can you describe your typical client? I have no idea, and in truth I am not really that interested in having one. I believe that this information would interfere with my vision and distract me. I see my perfumes like the chapters of a book. That’s why some collections end, because the book has reached its conclusion. As soon as I finish a book and have included all the chapters, I go to the perfumer and try to express the emotions that the names I have chosen convey to me.

Back then, my competitors – and some of them still do this today – used very simple glass bottles with printed adhesive labels. Very plain, not at all high-end. A stock bottle with a sticker and a plastic screw cap, but the whole thing costs $450. I think that clients must be asking themselves what they are spending so much money on. For my first collection “L’Œuvre Noire,” I went back to what I had seen and experienced that night at the Baccarat Museum. I created a genuine luxury perfume collection – with silk tassels, keys and lacquered wooden boxes. We had the glass bottles elabSo instead of giving your perfumer the ingredients you describe your orately engraved by hand, gave them a metal label with the name of feelings and they then translate these into a fragrance? Not really. Don’t forget, I trained for ten years in the art of composition, so the perfume, which itself was engraved by hand. In addition to this when my collection is written, I know exactly which essential oils we also filled the engraving with enamel, injected into it with a syringe by hand. One letter at a time. I want to work with, which notes So much attention to detail! When will express the emotions carried the first prototype of the bottle and by the collection. its packaging were ready I went to Where do you find inspiration for your scents? Anywhere, realsuppliers and presented my product to them. You have to rememly. Themes like love, seduction, ber that no one knew me at the temptation, addiction, the forbidden and Nature inevitably form time. And the number of units part of the world of perfumes. I required in the beginning was When you put on a scent it can tiny. It was a small order requiring a lot of very expensive work, have all sorts of different reasons. all done by hand. I think the chalIt could be the desire to have some lenge was mostly to convince these kind of weapon of seduction, or it KIIIAN HENNESSY suppliers to work on a very small could be an armor that protects brand, basically without making you. People choose a perfume eiany money. Looking back I hope ther as a weapon of seduction or as the suppliers who believed in me a shield of protection. back then are happy now. Your vision for a luxurious perend?

“I was losing faith in the perfume industry – until that night at the museum…”

Do you still remember your break-

There were, of course, several steps along the way, but the day that sticks in my mind was when we had our launch at Bergdorf Goodman. As luck would have it, Elisabeth, who I am married to today, was the buyer there, so you could say she “launched” me. That was in October 2007. In the space of only two hours we sold all but two of the 72 perfumes we had brought along among the 50 guests. Two months later we were already ranking number 7! Being that successful at Bergdorf Goodman meant that we became well known throughout the United States and so were able to sell all over the country. Two years later we started making a profit. What I am particularly happy about is how much the clients love the perfumes. I recently met with the owner of Zadig & Voltaire, who is in the process of developing a perfume with Shiseido BPI. They said they had talked about me: “byKilian is luxury, luxury and more luxury. They only use the very best ingredients.” On top of that your perfumes also have a very erotic effect. Yes, because I prefer sensual fragrances. I have tried to create clean, fresh perfumes a few times, but they never sell as well as the other scents. I was trained by the great Jacques Cavallier who over the last few years invented innumerable perfumes for Issey Miyake, Yves Saint through? The moment when you knew you had made it?

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fume label has been successful. At the beginning of the year, not one, but several luxury groups made attempts to join your company. At the end of February, Estee Lauder Companies Inc. announced that they had aquired byKilian. You must be very proud that the vision you had that night at the Bacca-

I am not the type of person to be proud of my achievements. That’s not part of my personality. I prefer looking to the future, rather than back. What interests me now is to build a brand that, with the help of the Lauder family, will last for the next century. rat Museum has been such a success.

Heirs to great names are not often in the headlines as founders of

It was very important to me to know that my success was exclusively due to me and not due to my last name. That’s why I never worked at LVMH. I even stayed at Gucci when LVMH tried to convince me not to work for the competition. “I owe you nothing” was my reply at the time. new successful companies. Where did you get the strength from?

Your grandfather seems to have been very important to you. Was

Yes, for the first two years. He was always very interested and as we shared the same first and last names, he used to love asking me: “So, how many bottles have we sold today?” he around to witness your success?

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Donald Robertson thinks he’s running out of time. “These are my fifteen minutes. I intend to make the most of them.”


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Permanent characters in the @ drawbertson world: his twins Henry and Charly and the dogs Donut and Monty. Every day, Donald Robertson posts half a dozen things on Instagram. He’s certainly no fan of “digital detoxing”: his phone is always on. He’s never short of ideas, only time – which is why he always gets up at four in the morning. Then he might paint a few fashion icons on walnuts. Or pouting lips that eventually end up on dresses.


full of swiftly paint- was no longer just his family and colleagues who got to enjoy ed pouting lips and long legs. Plus surfboards, his exuberant ideas. dogs, lush grass and happy little twin boys, e was soon approached by British designer Giles Deacon, with a liberal scattering of neon-colored gafwho asked whether he could use the pouting lips he’d fer tape. Donald Robertson’s Instagram acseen on Robertson’s Instagram feed. When Deacon’s new count ought to be available on prescrip- collection was presented, a stunned Donald Robertson was sittion.It’s only nine thirty in the morning ting in the front row: all the models were wearing dresses with in Los Angeles when I call him, but the lips he had painted. And a little later, Game of Thrones star he’s already done half a day’s work. Emilia Clarke was pictured on the cover of the British edition of As always, he’s been up since four InStyle wearing one of them. Last June, he and his wife moved o’clock – Robertson’s nights never last more than a few hours: from New York to L.A. with their five children. “The city was “I’m much too excited.” While his family is still asleep, he walks buzzing.” Like in the ’80s, when he arrived in Manhattan and the world revolved around glossy magazines. “These days it’s through the garden to his studio and gets started. Whether it’s ET, the Queen, Kanye West or Jackie O. – he al- all about YouTube, and L.A. of course is YouTube Central.” The ways comes up with something. He sees walnuts and turns them New York Post called Donald Robertson “Instagram’s Andy Warinto the heads of Anna hol.” Others might shy Wintour, Yves Saint Lauaway from the comparirent or Iris Apfel (he son. But not Robertson. “It’s catchy!” he says. once painted a necklace on her jacket when Besides, Warhol started out as an illustrator in she came to his studio). New York as well. “Andy The unlikely combination of Kermit the frog Warhol would love Instagram. He was using and Hermès becomes Kermès with a Kelly bag. Instagram before Instagram even existed.” He paints the Louis Vuitton pattern on milk carToday Robertson has a tons and shopping bags, good 170,000 followers puts Coco Chanel on a – and an extremely lucrative second career. box of Cocoa Puffs and And he achieved it all transforms ripe bananas with brown spots into with just a few pencils leopards. A Comme des and his iPhone. Sometimes he can hardly beGarçons ketchup heart lieve the way big names topped with a Pharrell like J. Crew and BergWilliams hat cut out of dorf Goodman suddentoast – the idea came Last year Robertson moved from New York to California, ly started approaching to him in a restaurant. where the light is as dazzling as his pictures. him. Even Mitford, the Likes, likes, likes! And of course shared by Wilfashion-obsessed giraffe liams. Days without ideas? “No, never,” says Donald Robertson. Is he invented, has been turned into a book. that something you can learn? His advice is to listen to the voices Right now he’s working with Stacey Bendet, the founder of the in your head. And if there aren’t any? Just be patient. Alice & Olivia label. The two of them have collaborated before – nce he’s had breakfast he sets off for the office. Because and it was a huge success. He had done a picture of Stacey – simRobertson has quite a day job too – he is creative direc- ply because he had discovered her on Instagram and thought she tor at Estée Lauder. He is constantly moving between art was cool. Stacey turned Robertson’s drawing into a blouse. Then and commerce. “I love the extremes,” he says. Right now he’s Beyoncé posted a picture of herself wearing the blouse – even working on a good old-fashioned book, a best-of Instagram. The now, you can hear the exclamation mark in Robertson’s voice as publisher is still a secret. “I like the idea of shifting into reverse he tells the story. “What a crazy world!” he laughs. “And it all hapfor a change.” Robertson is a pro. He knows exactly how brand- pened without lawyers and without meetings.” A few months ago ing works – and that goes for marketing himself too. He has he posted what his son had asked him on the way to school: “Dad, spent half his life inventing advertising campaigns or design- why are there only old white guys on our money?” Besides #hiting the look of magazines like Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. dabrakes and #uhhhhhh, he posted a five-dollar bill that he had Yet he used to be a real stick-in-the-mud when it came to social painted a picture of Oprah Winfrey on. @drawbertson posts half media. But all that changed when he discovered Instagram in a dozen things a day. So does he ever have Instagram-abstinent 2012. He was 50 at the time, and it was the beginning of a sec- days? No way! “Never,” he says. “I haven’t got that much time left. ond life – as @drawbertson, who has fans all over the world. Yet If I was 20, I’d take a week’s vacation. But I’m an old guy. These in fact he was only doing what he’d always done – except that it are my fifteen minutes. And I intend to make the most of them.” world in pink and yellow,

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of how, as a boy, he have to accept the discomfort. But,” she goes on to reassure her readwas afraid of the dark. At least until he reers, “in that discomfort is the kind of growth you can’t get anywhere alized that in fact, darkness is only the abelse. [It is] worth every ounce of blood and sweat.” Business journalsence of photons. An abstract concept such ist Ashlee Vance has written a much-noted biography of Musk (Elon as that would hardly have comforted most Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future). In it, Vance children, but for Elon Musk it worked. At describes how he once interviewed the entrepreneur on a Saturday. least it made him less afraid of the dark. He mentioned how impressed he was that the company parking lot These days he is not completely without was full. But Musk saw things completely differently. He was just about to send out a company-wide email because so few people had fear, quite the contrary, as he confessed to come in to the office: “We have become so f****** slack.” Vance’s a Swiss business magazine last year. But: bestseller is full of such stories. “If there’s enough at stake, you can overcome anything, despite being afraid. I believe that you can meet almost any challenge. You he visionary does not take kindly to criticism. In early 2016, a just have to decide what to tackle.” His chosen challenges are finding well-known venture capitalist went public in a blog about the sustainable sources of energy and exploring space. “These are the fact that his Model X order was cancelled after he had comcrucial problems facing humanity.” If the challenges around finding plained about Musk being late for a presentation. Tesla – that seemed sustainable sources of energy are not solved by the end of the centuto be the message – can pick and choose its clients. The cars have ry, he says, the world’s economy will collapse. “One day Earth won’t long been an unrivaled status symbol in Silicon Valley. Those who drive one demonstrate their purchasing power, as well as their inbe enough anymore. Humanity needs new habitats.” So, off to Mars we go. Musk wants to colonize the planet as an alternovative, green thinking. Tesla’s new Model 3 is designed to appeal native habitat. Not at some point in the distant future, but within the to the mass market. Due to be launched in 2017, it will cost a mere next 20 years at the latest. When he first went public with this plan, $35,000. When it was unveiled this past March, the Model 3 received most people thought that he was crazy. A megalomaniac. Today, no an unbelievable 180,000 pre-orders within 24 hours. For a while in 2008 it looked like the one ridicules him anymore. After all, party was almost over. Musk himself the thing about his predictions is that has described it as the worst year of they come true more often than not. his life. The first three SpaceX rocket Musk looks boyish. On the Internet, launches had failed spectacularly, and there are video clips of some of the interviews he has given over the last few a further failure would have meant the years. It is striking how softly spoken end of the business. Musk had used up and serious he is – hesitant, almost all of his financial reserves. Tesla, too, shy. He used to get bullied at school. was close to bankruptcy. Add to all that In fact, his tormentors once beat him a very public divorce from his first wife. up so badly that he had to go to the But then, in the fall, came the trihospital. So he became withdrawn and umph: the rocket launched perfectly. ELON MUSK spent half his youth with comic book Shortly after that, NASA signed a billion-dollar contract with SpaceX for heroes who saved the world. Nothing supply flights to the International Space seemed impossible for them. Elon Musk grew up in apartheid Station. That was his breakthrough. According to the ambitious plan, from South Africa, the oldest of three siblings. He left the country at the age of 17 to avoid military service. 2017 the start-up will even transport NASA astronauts into space. Six Musk first went to Canada, and then to the United States to study months ago, just before Christmas, Musk finally made history. SpaceX physics at the University of Pennsylvania. After ending up at Stanmanaged to successfully land a launch rocket back on Earth after a ford to do a doctorate, he only stayed two days. Instead, he founded flight – a first in space aviation. his first company with his brother, which they sold in 1999 for the inElon Musk sums up his motivation in a simple phrase: “I’m trycredible sum of $307 million. Musk immediately invested his part of ing to do good things.” As if his two multi-billion-dollar companies the money in his next adventure: the online payment service PayPal. weren’t enough of a challenge, he is also chairman of SolarCity, a company founded by his cousins. It is the largest supplier of soWhen that company was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002, Elon lar-powered electricity in the United States and also runs a network Musk was only 32 years old. He could easily have retired at that point but instead, he invested of charging stations for electric cars. his fortune in two highly risky ventures: in 2002 he founded SpaceX, On top of that, Musk is a father of five sons. He has a set of triplets a start-up that promised significantly cheaper spaceflights, simply by and twins from his first marriage. For them, and a dozen other children, he founded – why is this no surprise – his own school in Los reusing its rockets. One year later he founded Tesla, making electric Angeles, because he had not liked any of the alternatives. The school cars cool and sexy – unlike any that had come before them. lon Musk is not only one of the world’s richest men. Forbes magis called Ad Astra, which means “to the stars.” There are no grades azine ranked him as the 38th most powerful. And he is clearand the children are not separated into age groups. Instead, there is ly one of the youngest on that list. More than 3.5 million peoa focus on problem solving. That’s just about all that anyone really ple follow him on Twitter. They all want to be the first to find out knows about the school. what drives this pioneer. This is because Musk is always at the very There are also a surprising number of twists and turns in Musk’s vanguard of things. To many he is a guru, a prophet for whom they private life. In 2010 he married his second wife, the British actress Talulah Riley. In 2012, the couple divorced and later remarried. would walk over hot coals. But not everyone who wants to work for Musk then filed for divorce a second time, but withdrew the legal him lasts the distance. As the former “Head of Talent Acquisition” action in 2015. In the spring of 2016 it was Riley’s turn to file for diat SpaceX wrote on the Quora Internet forum, “the challenge is that vorce in Los Angeles. he is a machine and the rest of us aren’t. So if you work for Elon you e enjoys telling the story

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A home in the Swiss Alps. Immediately, this conjures up images of a certain kind of traditional idyll. Villa Vals, snugly tucked away in the mountainside on the edge of the Alpine village of Vals, is a radical departure from this cliché. So as not to obstruct the views from the famous thermal baths in Vals, the architects from Amsterdam and Rotterdam have created a subterranean


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The Ultimate Alpine Hideaway: Villa Vals

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To preserve the unspoiled beauty of the idyllic scenery, Villa Vals in the Swiss Alpine village of Vals is a subterranean dwelling. Fully immersed in the mountainside, its organically formed exterior is matched by a quirky interior that breaks radically with local architectural traditions. TEXT: Uta Abendroth PHOTOS: Iwan Baan and SeARCH

Villa Vals is set completely within the mountainside itself, leaving only the faรงade with its large windows and the elliptical terrace visible.


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The old stable and haystack (above) now forms the entrance to the house. A 22-metre tunnel with two skylights leads straight through the mountainside to the property. Large glazed frontages allow for maximum light (below), illuminating the quintessentially modern interior.

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The original ‘Blossom’ luminaires by Hella Jongerius and the long wooden table catch the eye in the cool kitchen (above). The bedrooms, designed with a mix of wood and concrete, convey an almost meditative state. The mountain views from here are simply incredible (below).


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1 A staircase leads from the entrance tunnel up into the house and to the terrace 2 The unusual fireplace at one end of the kitchen worktop is also seen from the living room 3 Concealed behind a curtain is this custom bathroom in concrete, glass, wood and stainless steel 4 All bedrooms in the house feature double beds, whilst this particular bedroom also includes bunk beds in a cosy niche 5 Villa Vals lies between the ‘Therme Vals’ by architect Peter Zumthor and the village of Vals itself. Free-roaming goats on the mountainside graze right up to the terrace 6 A staircase leads from the living room to the upper floors 7 The basement of the traditional Alpine-style barn with the main entrance to the house.

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there is absolutely no tunnel, an approx. six-metre flight of stairs leads to two doors: one into the house and the other straight out to the courtyard.” The real ‘wow sign of Villa Vals. An Alpine barn stands in the meadow, a typical sight around here, moment’ though comes once inside the surprisingly bright interibut other than that? The actual house itors of this in-land dwelling. The living room and kitchen alone share self lies hidden away in the hillside. Bjarne some 50 square metres of window openings facing south. The views Mastenbroek from the Amsterdam practice play the starring role throughout this home. In fact, each of the four SeARCH and Christian Müller from Chrisen suite bedrooms look out to the terrace and the mountain scenery tian Müller Architects in Rotterdam have beyond. Despite its bunker-like position, this building exudes a disdesigned a holiday home here in the Swiss tinct sense of light and expansiveness throughout thanks to its large village of Vals that is quite special indeed. window openings on the various half-storeys. Architects are usually keen to make sure that their creations are clearly “This place is at its most wonderful when there’s at least half a metre visible from far and wide. Not so in the case of Mastenbroek and Müller. of snow,” the architect enthuses. “Everything is transformed into this Intent on making sure the views of the Alpine scenery were left unalmost surreal white wonderland, and the villa takes on an unbelievaspoiled, they simply moved the plans for their concrete construction bly cosy feel.” In-situ concrete is the dominant aesthetic force here. The under the ground. “There was no way around this in any case,” said grain and cast marks of the cladding still remain visible on its surface. Bjarne Mastenbroek, “As we’re just next-door to Peter Zumthor’s faThe other structural elements in natural-coloured woods form a warm mous thermal baths. If we’d have built above ground, the view of the contrast. They include the window frames, wall cladding and doors. village would have gone.” The requirements in place for avalanche prone of the greatest challenges, according to Mastenbroek, was tection were another factor. The rear wall of buildings must be built to the lighting. Only by spending time living in a house is it possible to find out for sure whether the original lighting concept a certain strength and they are not permitted to have windows. “So we chose to build this home straight into actually works. He had to rethink the mountain to begin with.” some elements here, and rehang or The architect duo had a recess detreposition several lights, but now onated into the side of the mounhe is satisfied with the result. Lumitain, then elegantly incorporated a naires also feature here by perhaps the most famous Dutch designer of double-storey dwelling into the topography of the land – all the while them all: Hella Jongerius. Differmaking the most of the splendid ent variants of the ‘Blossom’ lamp, and far-reaching views. For structurwhich she designed for the Swiss al reasons, the building is enclosed label Belux, hang above the woodcompletely on the inside by an exen kitchen table, which is several posed concrete shell. This ensures metres long. Dutch design is a very that this new addition to the landstrong influence throughout the inscape is safeguarded like a cocoon terior, in fact. Original objects by the likes of Marcel Wanders, Demakersfrom any movement of the mountain. The space between the convan and Scholten & Baijings bring The architects behind this holiday home hidden away in the crete shell and the mountain has a playful, softer touch to the othhillside are Bjarne Mastenbroek (left) from SeARCH in erwise meticulous character of the been filled with foam concrete for Amsterdam and Christian Müller from CMA in Rotterdam. added heat insulation. The sweeping house. They are found both in the concave front façade of the villa is clad with quarry stones from the open plan space on the ground floor with its living room and kitchlocal region, in a bid to blend in yet more convincingly with the naten, and in the upper rooms, which are reached via a staircase from ural surroundings. Windows of varying sizes are juxtaposed across the living area. Modern design from the Netherlands can even be the south-facing frontage – and at varying heights too, reflecting the found outside in the courtyard, in the form of the ‘Dutchtub’ by Floris Schoonderbeek. Sky-blue in colour, this oversized polyester tub ‘half-storeys’ inside the house. Directly in front of the house is an elliptical courtyard terrace, which is sheltered by rising walls on each has a heating coil and fire basket for heating the water to bath temside. These walls are in fact also the side walls of the villa itself, whilst perature in the winter. Absolutely perfect for jumping in on a chilly the overall design has a circular form from a bird’s eye perspective. day and soaking up the magical atmosphere of Vals. ut back to the traditional Alpine barn, which stands a little dis“Architecture and interior design aside, the most marvellous thing tance away from the villa itself. It is absolutely typical for this about this residence is the absolute peace and quiet that reigns here,” region. The upper floor, accessible from the mountainside, is says Bjarne Mastenbroek. “As an architect I see and work on a great a haystack, while the lower floor, accessible from the valley side, usunumber of different houses. But I don’t know of any other building that is remotely as serene as Villa Vals. That is, of course, due to its ally serves as a shelter for livestock. The architects of Villa Vals have location on the edge of the village, but also owed to the style of the converted their barn into a kind of reception building. You can park a construction. The property is almost entirely enveloped by the mouncar at the top and store away your ski equipment in the lower part of tain slope, and is fitted with triple glazing. You are also at one with the structure. From here, a 22-metre underground passage leads residents and visitors to the house. “We’ve added an element of drama the world here. The house with the terrace and, of course, access here too,” said Bjarne Mastenbroek. “Instead of being a straight tunthrough the old barn, offer maximum privacy. For anyone seeking an nel it is slightly offset like a bayonet, so there are a few turns to take. undisturbed idyll – be it for skiing in winter or hiking, biking or just Two skylights let natural light flood in. Once you reach the end of the relaxing in summer – this house is ideal.” p on the mountain

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SWITZERLAND, VALS PRICE CHF 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 206 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,371 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 5.5 E&V ID W-013GHZ CONTACT TOP LIVING IMMOBILIEN AG – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 81 911 33 82 E-MAIL FLIMS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Oceana Bal Harbour Private Oceanfront Paradise

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hat was once the famous Bal Harbour Club will become the spectacular all-new Oceana Bal Harbour – a private condominium paradise defined by complete flow-through residences and unobstructed views of South Florida beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and Biscayne Bay. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and extra-deep balconies frame a world of natural perfection. The residence is located some 20 minutes

from Miami, near to international airports, marinas, and the worldfamous Bal Harbour shops. Resident amenities include a large relaxation pool, an Olympic-style lap pool, two oceanfront Jacuzzis, a poolside full restaurant with an outdoor café, a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts, movie theatre, and library. Completion of this gorgeous, brand new ground-up development is expected approximately Q4 2016 – Q1 2017.

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 8.85 MILL. NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-0019JY CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS MIAMI (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC IRVING PADRON & NOEL BERK TEL. +1 305 458 8565 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Santa Monica

Modern Architectural Golf Course Retreat

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PHOTOS: STEVEN WALTER (4), ADRIANNA WILLIAMS/CORBIS (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1981

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estled along the most coveted street in Santa Monica, with views of the breathtaking Riviera Golf Course, sits an architectural masterpiece. Designed by legendary Peter Choate, the home has features and views that even the most fortunate of Angelenos will envy. The east wing of the property encompasses an immense master retreat, complete with skylit walk-in closet, spa bath with his and hers water closets and massage room – all of which evokes an aura of unrivalled charm and contemporary luxury. The east wing also contains two additional bedroom suites and a stunning in-home theatre. The west wing contains two more amply sized bedroom suites that can soak up the California sunshine from morning until sunset, and a private side entrance. Panoramic views and blue skies can be enjoyed from almost every room. This masterpiece is unparalleled and is the ultimate hallmark of well-being.

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 17.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,288 ft² LAND APPROX. 22,881 ft² E&V ID E-0022D8 CONTACT SANTA MONICA (US)

AVENUE REAL ESTATE SANTA MONICA, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. TEL. +1 310 460 2525 E-MAIL SANDRA.MILLER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Majorca

Architectural Work of Art

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his exceptional retreat, dating from 1814, is situated in an absolutely idyllic location close to the highly sought-after municipality of Santanyí. Even the driveway leading up to the property through the expansive land plot and smaller gardens gives a tantalising clue as to the special beauty and flair of ‘Sa Pedra’. Natural stone forms a wonderful integral part of almost every single room, from the floors to the walls and the seating. The interiors each boast individual designs of their own, as well as modern technologies and impressive lighting concepts. This magnificent estate consists of a main house, two guesthouses and a studio spanning some 200 m². The current residents, a famous artist couple, have created a unique and private oasis here, graced with marvellous Mediterranean vegetation and a pool surrounded by palms.

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 1,016 m² LAND APPROX. 31,000 m² E&V ID W-024JXU CONTACT SANTANYÍ (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST S.L., LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Rome

Manor Aselli in the Park of the Giustiniana

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anor Aselli is a grand mansion property located on an elegant road bearing the same name, just 15 minutes from the Vatican. Its beautiful parkland grounds, which extend over some 15,000 m², are planted with indigenous trees and various scented tropical plants. The ground floor of the main house features a tasteful hallway, a spacious salon with a rare and exquisite fireplace, a grand dining room, a par-

lour with a fireplace, a library, an impressive bathroom, a study room, a double kitchen and a magnificent hall to the rear. In the semi-basement there is a sport suite, a laundry room, and an impressive cocktail lounge. Meanwhile, the first floor hosts a master bedroom suite with two superb bathrooms finished in travertine, along with four other bedrooms. The top floor opens on to a delightful roof terrace.

ITALY, ROME PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 750 m² LAND APPROX. 15,000 m² E&V ID W-024JKJ CONTACT ROMA MMC (IT) EV MMC ITALIA S.R.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 06 45 54 81 20 E-MAIL ROMAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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KitzbĂźhel Sophisticated Home in Idyllic Surroundings

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nyone seeking a dwelling imbued with elegance and comfort cannot help but fall immediately in love with this prestigious chalet, which was renovated throughout in 2009. The fairytale surroundings are just as impressive as the interiors of this home with their high-quality appointments including the latest technical finesses. The main house boasts a splendid entrance hall and open fireplace, as well

as a cosy and inviting living room, a fully fitted kitchen and gourmet kitchen, 12 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Other highlights include a home cinema, a fitness and spa suite, and a wine cellar adjoining a wine tavern complete with a fireplace and views of the sensational pool. In addition to the guest wing, this ensemble of buildings also includes a pavilion comprising two more bedrooms and two bathrooms.

AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE ON REQUEST TOTAL INTERIOR APPROX. 2,550 m² LAND APPROX. 8,000 m² E&V ID W-013T83 CONTACT KITZBÜHEL (AT) ENGEL & VÖLKERS KITZBÜHEL GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5356 716 15 E-MAIL KITZBUEHEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Hamburg

Elegant Living Between City & Country Life

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PHOTOS: KRÜGER ANIMATION (2), IE-VISON (1), CORBIS (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017 – ARCHITECT: NILS RODERJAN

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ergedorf, an historic district situated to the southeast of Hamburg, is a major beneficiary of positive developments on the city’s residential property market. Here in the neighbourhood known as Alt-Lohbrügge, an impressive new complex is taking shape with 28 residences. The perfect place to enjoy Hamburg at its most idyllic, without having to forego sumptuous home comforts and convenient proximity to the city centre. There is something for every taste and requirement, from classic capital investment units to a substantial penthouse apartment complete with a roof terrace. Well-conceived room layouts mean that the residences are flooded with daylight. They are all finished to a highend specification standard, with spacious interiors, floor-length windows, and a balcony or a terrace with a garden. These homes are also noteworthy for their low levels of energy consumption and pleasant climate within.

GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 160,000 – 590,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 42 – 140 m² NO. OF ROOMS 1 – 4 E&V ID D-000862 CONTACT BERGEDORF (DE)

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

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Frankfurt Villa in Park Louisa

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et in grounds of some 16,215 m² in ‘Park Louisa’ to the southwest of Frankfurt, this stunning estate is exceptional in both scale and style. There are three separate entrance gates leading to the mansion, which is one of only a few newly built archetypes of classical architecture in Germany. The wing to the left of the main house plays host to an inviting function room, while the right wing accommodates three guest

apartments. The exclusive lower-ground level comprises a professional kitchen, wine cellar, staff apartments and underground parking for up to six cars. A portico leads through to the splendid hallway with its peripheral gallery, opening to approx. 4 m high reception rooms. Alongside the grand main residence, the grounds are also graced by two office buildings, as well as a gardenhouse with a pool in the park.

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 19 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 2,720 m² LAND APPROX. 16,215 m² E&V ID W-023FQX CONTACT FRANKFURT (DE) GDA IMMOBILIEN GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 69 24 44 49 49 E-MAIL FRANKFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

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Beverly Hills

Stunning Beverly Hills Traditional Mansion

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LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. TINA EAVERS TEL. +1 310 777 7510 E-MAIL TINA.EAVERS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

of-the-line appliances and a breakfast area. The formal dining room with its hand-painted walls and ceiling can comfortably host large gatherings. A formal living room with a fireplace and French doors opens to the gorgeous outdoors. A family/media room with a wet bar and dining area are perfect for casual get-togethers. The oversized master bedroom features a fireplace and sitting area, a walk-in closet and fabulous bathroom.

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ated for privacy on a corner lot north of Sunset Boulevard, this stunning two-storey home is set in beautiful manicured grounds with a large ozone pool and spa, a lovely patio for outside dining, and generous yard space. Furnished by renowned designer Darrell Schmitt, the interior includes a spectacular wood-panelled library and an eat-in wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features a granite island counter, top-

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 13.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 8,294 ft² LAND APPROX. 24,925 ft² E&V ID E-002282 CONTACT BEVERLY HILLS (US) AVENUE REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL

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Laguna Beach

Villa of the Sunsets

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et in the private community of Irvine Cove, among the most scenic and private beaches in the whole of Southern California, ‘Villa dei Tramonti’ or ‘villa of the sunsets’ is the largest of only five homes opening on to the sands of this idyllic cove in Laguna Beach. The stunning villa and grounds are hidden from view by private entrance gates and open only to the beach below. The interior is ‘informal perfection’,

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 51 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 10,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 0.48 acres E&V ID E-00122D1 CONTACT LAGUNA BEACH (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. JOHN VEYTIA TEL. +1 949 701 5554 E-MAIL JOHN.VEYTIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

uniquely in tune with the seaside locale. Nearly 10,000 ft² of interior space creates a flowing layout plan. The emerald waters of the cove below are visible from every major room in the property, with walls of glass carefully placed for the most striking views. Surrounded by nearly half an acre of ocean view terraces and mature gardens, this home represents the epitome of exclusive oceanfront living and entertaining.

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Delray Beach

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.695 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,900 ft² NO. OF ROOMS 8 E&V ID E-001988 CONTACT DELRAY BEACH (US) 399 HOLDINGS, LLC

Spectacular Direct Ocean Views

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC JOHN DUNNING TEL. +1 561 274 2424 E-MAIL JOHN.DUNNING@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

he Dorchester is the only apartment building in Delray Beach, Florida, with direct ocean views that is higher than four storeys. This is an opportunity to own a sophisticated home in this iconic residence. It has 10 floors with two apartments on each. This apartment occupies the south side of the 8th floor, and benefits from a flowing floor plan. Stunning views of the ocean and Intracoastal can be enjoyed from the

living room, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and third bedroom/den. Expansive balconies facing east and west offer breathtaking views of Downtown Delray Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. Interiors have been professionally decorated and are ready for immediate occupancy. The property is just moments from the galleries, shops and fine dining of Delray Beach, and a short scenic drive to Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale.

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Atlantis

Expansive Golf View Estate

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC SHERRI SEIDMAN TEL. +1 561 889 2984 E-MAIL SHERRI.SEIDMAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ocated in a gated golf course community with no equity requirement or HOA fees, this Mediterranean estate is both elegant and comfortable. It affords five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and a seven-car air conditioned garage. Saturnia marble floors flow throughout the main level of this home, adding sophistication and luxury. An elegant iron main staircase ascends to three bedroom suites and an upstairs living room.

Fantastic panoramic views of the fairway and private swimming pool can be enjoyed from the luxury master suite, which features a sitting area, his and hers vanities, a glass shower enclosure with separate his and hers entrances, and a marble bathtub. Every room is drenched in sunlight and perfect for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen offers high-end appliances, granite counter tops, a large cooking island and gorgeous backyard.

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USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 1.25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,956 ft² LAND APPROX. 23,086 ft² E&V ID E-0022BW CONTACT BOCA RATON EAST (US) 399 HOLDINGS, LLC

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Snowmass

The Perfect Horse Ranch

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ust a 20-minute drive from Downtown Aspen, this approx. 39-acre ranch boasts green pastures and picturesque ponds. Majestic mountains surround this unique equestrian estate, which adjoins an approx. 1,000-acre nature preserve with miles of trails for leisurely riding or hiking, plus a neighbouring polo field for practice and play. The main house has an extraordinary gourmet chef’s kitchen with custom cabine-

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USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 4.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,515 ft² LAND APPROX. 39.37 acres E&V ID E-0019SN CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS ASPEN (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. CAROL DOPKIN TEL. +1 970 618 0187 E-MAIL CAROL.DOPKIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

try and a first-floor master suite. His and hers offices could be additional bedrooms. There is also a yoga loft. The two-bedroom guest wing is private with a separate lounge. The property includes a four-stall barn plus outdoor runs, hay fields with auto irrigation and an agriculture building for farm equipment and a large workshop space. A twobedroom caretaker/guest apartment rounds off this estate.


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Jackson Hole True Legacy Property

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reathtaking views and endless amenities grace this estate, which spans some 300 acres in total. At its centre is the main residence, a stunning presentation of western contemporary architecture. The free range and grass-fed 100% Japanese descendant Wagyu cattle ranch is perhaps the jewel in this property’s crown. To accompany this longstanding tradition, the ranch hosts an all-organic garden where produce

USA, WYOMING PRICE USD 40 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,000 ft² LAND APPROX. 300 acres E&V ID E-0019PO CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 7441 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

is cultivated with close care and attention. Tying the two together is the Day Lodge farm-to-table restaurant, winner of the ‘2015 OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award’. It is here that the heart of the ranch can be witnessed in its purest form. There is an abundance of on-property trails and cross-country skiing, as well as approx. 4.5 miles set along the Salt River, teeming with brown and cutthroat trout and ideal for fly-fishing.

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Colleyville

Private Meridian Manor Estate

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his private equestrian manor can be found nestled in approx. 8.48 acres of heavily wooded Colleyville Texas countryside. The grounds feature groves of mature native red and live oak trees, manicured gardens, and open spaces offering a superb-quality barn and a three-storey custom estate. This main property boasts the finest design details and finishes. There is every possible amenity from a media room to study,

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USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 14,591 ft² LAND APPROX. 8.48 acres E&V ID E-0019K6 CONTACT DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 416 2700 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

formal and informal spaces, a terrific gourmet kitchen, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms – including his and hers bathrooms in the master suite. Outdoor amenities include a stocked lake for fishing and boating, tennis courts, a diving pool, three-hole golf course, and open pastures. The two-storey stone horse barn has three gated stalls, wash and feed rooms, an office/tack room, and a charming one-bedroom apartment.


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Lake Placid

Echo Pond Lodge in the Adirondack Mountains

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arely does a property of this significance become available in the legendary hamlet of Lake Placid. The retreat, spanning some 70 acres, provides a unique private setting conveniently located near Mirror Lake, shops, restaurants and village amenities. Fully renovated in 2010, this beautiful historic home is situated next to its own approx. 15-acre private pond and offers year-round activities on the doorstep. The incredible

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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 6.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,324 ft² LAND APPROX. 70 acres E&V ID E-0019VC CONTACT LAKE PLACID (US) HOLMES & THAYER LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC TEL. +1 800 724 8778 E-MAIL LAKEPLACID@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

location, privacy and exclusivity define Echo Pond Lodge as a cherished family estate offering rustic sophistication and Adirondack elegance. Distinctive features include four en suite bedrooms, a private master bedroom wing with a deck, a gourmet kitchen, Adirondack-style bunk room, large dining area, a great room with a bar, family room, three fireplaces, a porch, patio, two-car garage and separate guesthouse.


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Mount Holly

Country Retreat in Southern Vermont

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his private retreat spans more than 98 acres, while the property abuts the Green Mountain National Forest, making it feel like 400,000 acres. This log home features a brand new kitchen, a master suite on the main level, two fireplaces and ample room for friends and family. The oversized garage can hold four cars or a fleet of toys. The expansive land has been maintained with trails, a pond, meadows and stone walls. From

USA, VERMONT PRICE USD 749,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 2,816 ft² LAND APPROX. 98.14 acres E&V ID E-0022EW CONTACT OKEMO (US) GRAVES INVESTMENT CORP. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC TEL. +1 802 975 0338 E-MAIL OKEMO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

hunting and fishing, to snowmobiling, ice skating, and cross-country skiing: unlimited outdoor adventures await here. Mt. Holly is nestled in the glorious natural surroundings of the South Central Green Mountain National Forest, just a short drive from the Okemo Mountain Resort. The village of Belmont is only 4 miles away, providing convenient access to shops, a post office, library, community centre and Star Lake.

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New York

Newly Renovated Pre-war Residence

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his pristine, newly renovated pre-war residence features entertaining spaces on a grand scale, with gorgeous eastern and western exposures overlooking Broadway and the private, landscaped courtyard. The original details have been newly restored, including herringbone hardwood flooring throughout. Upon entering the apartment, the gracious entry foyer leads to the light-filled living room, complete with

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USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 6.049 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 8 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-001A2K CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC NOEL BERK TEL. +1 212 371 4065 E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a bar and Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. The windowed, eat-in kitchen includes top-of-the-line Gaggenau and Miele appliances. The master suite features a home office, an expansive walk-in, fully outfitted closet and a luxurious bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in shower and plenty of cabinets. This iconic, full-service luxury building includes iron entry gates, a limestone façade and a private courtyard drive.


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New York

Modern Grandeur at its Finest in the Upper West Side

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his turn-key six bedroom, 5.5 bathroom masterpiece perfectly blends contemporary design with classic sophistication. The floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the approx. 4,100 ft² apartment showcase views stretching from the Hudson across the New York skyline that are simply breathtaking. The living and dining spaces are sun-drenched and stunning, with a luxurious leather-panelled lounge area. The apartment

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 15.9 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 12.5 NO. OF BEDROOMS 6 E&V ID E-0018H43 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC ALINA POGORELOVA TEL. +1 347 515 0947 E-MAIL ALINA.POGORELOVA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

has been renovated to perfection by MSK Design who worked closely with DeBono Brothers Builders. Every detail was chosen to maximize space, beauty and comfort, from the grain leather of the Hermèsinspired custom leather closet, to the calming grey of the handcrafted wide-planked smoked oak floors. The Grand Millennium is a five-star doorman building with valet parking and 24-hour security.

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estled between the mountain and the river, within the Golden Square Mile and at the heart of Downtown Montreal, this prestigious home awaits. It has been surgically reconstructed using uncompromising architectural design. This is a historical home built on bedrock in the year 1927, yet inside its modern day opulence is sure to seduce. The impressive property is located close to elite schools, universities and

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libraries, hospitals, museums, high-end boutiques and underground shopping malls, not to mention fine dining and vibrant nightlife all within a twelve-minute stroll from the doorstep. This is not only a fully functional family home but one that lends itself to refined entertaining throughout. Furthermore, it is surrounded by Mont Royal, a green haven that benefits from multiple walkways, bike paths, and dog parks.

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Montreal

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Majorca

Premium Villa with Breathtaking Sea Views

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his purist, southwest-facing property stands high above the impressive cliffs of Sa Torre, on the south coast of Majorca. The moment one enters, breathtaking views of the azure Mediterranean can be enjoyed, stretching as far as the Bay of Palma. The outlook offers an ever-changing backdrop with sensational sunsets. Built in 2014, the villa spans approx. 300 m² inside and has been finished with the utmost attention to detail

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m² LAND APPROX. 1,000 m² E&V ID W-00GSH8 CONTACT MALLORCA-LLUCMAJOR (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY SL LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 871 57 00 00 E-MAIL LLUCMAJOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and to a superb quality standard. There is a delightful interplay here between the clean, contemporary architecture and more traditional Majorcan influences. The main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a fully equipped open plan kitchen, and a lightfilled living/dining area opening to the terrace and heated saltwater pool. The property also benefits from a guest apartment.


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Majorca

Contemporary Villa with Sea Views in the Son Vida Hills

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his deluxe villa is situated in the exclusive Son Vida estate with its three top golf courses and two five-star hotels. The extraordinary design and striking view impress at first glance. The upper floor is dedicated to the master suite, entrance hall and spectacular roof terrace. The main floor comprises an open floor plan, a living area with a fireplace and a high-end Varenna kitchen opening out to a partly covered

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 800 m² LAND APPROX. 2,175 m² E&V ID W-01UER2 CONTACT MALLORCA-PALMA UMLAND (ES) EV PALMA WEST S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 60 91 41 E-MAIL PALMASURROUNDINGS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

terrace, patio and heated infinity pool. The lower floor consists of three bedroom suites, a lounge and a spa area with a Klafs sauna, steam bath and Kos whirlpool. Further details include underfloor heating, reversible A/C, handmade cement tiles, panorama windows, a three-car garage, surveillance system, KNX domotic system, Wi-Fi, Otis elevator and Poliform wardrobes, amongst many other amenities.

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Majorca

Newly Built Villa Directly By the Sea

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his modern residence is situated in the peaceful coastal oasis of Font de Sa Cala, near Capdepera in the northeast of Majorca. The property impresses with its skilful combination of contemporary, minimalist architecture and traditional Majorcan building materials. Outstanding features of this front-row villa, completed in 2015, include the infinity pool, the capacious roof terrace, a fully fitted designer kitchen, spacious

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 455 m² LAND APPROX. 1,431 m² E&V ID W-00BCCT CONTACT MALLORCA-ARTÁ (ES) MNO ANTONI BLANES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 82 93 39 E-MAIL ARTA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

en suite bathrooms with high-end fixtures, and panoramic windows with sensational sea views in the four main bedrooms. Additional comfort is catered for with underfloor heating, air conditioning, a sauna and Whirlpool. There is also a home cinema and wine cellar, as well as the latest security technology, two parking spaces, and a Mediterranean garden. All in all, this exquisite property exceeds the highest of expectations.


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Majorca

Spectacular Property in a Unique Location in Deià

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his magnificent private residence is located on the desirable west coast of the island enjoying fabulous views of the sea and mountains, as well as stunning sunsets. The main house is divided over three floors. On the top floor there are four bedrooms each with their own en suite bathroom. The middle floor encompasses a superb dining room with a fireplace, a study, two living rooms, a kitchen with a utility room,

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 12.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 750 m² LAND APPROX. 38,600 m² E&V ID W-021ANK CONTACT MALLORCA-DEIÀ (ES) BALEARICS PROPERTY PARTNERS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 63 63 63 E-MAIL DEIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and staff quarters. The sumptuous master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, a spa and sitting room. Every room benefits from access to the surrounding terraces with wonderful views. The property also has a guest apartment with a separate entrance, which comprises a bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen and utility room. The garage can accommodate up to three cars.

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Marbella

The Puente Romano Beach Resort

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his is a rare opportunity in the prestigious Puente Romano fivestar hotel complex on Marbella’s Golden Mile Beach, with all resort amenities, services and restaurants on its doorstep. The impressive Tuscan-style villa features a magnificent 7 m high entrance leading into fantastic, spacious reception rooms with living and dining areas and an L-shaped, covered terrace, just off the glorious swimming pool area

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SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 11 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 813 m² LAND APPROX. 1,722 m² E&V ID W-0239P1 CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with endless sitting and exquisite Italian, sculpted gardens. The upper level comprises two large guest suites and two marvellous, beautifully decorated master suites, with a separate living room and sea views from the terrace. The lower level features a fully equipped guest apartment, a spa, three-car garage, cinema room and gym. This is an exceptional property in one of Europe’s most prestigious communities.


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Marbella

The Epitome of Luxury

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estled in Cascada de Camojan, Marbella’s most exclusive gated community, this luxurious jewel has been described as a work of contemporary art and creates a living experience unmatched anywhere in the region. Masterfully designed by Joaquín Torres, who has created homes for top Hollywood stars, the exemplary design of this masterpiece emphasizes an amazing continuity between indoor and outdoor living.

SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 25 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,152 m² LAND APPROX. 6,466 m² E&V ID W-023N8G CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The main level boasts spectacular reception rooms with impressive floorto-ceiling glass and breathtaking sea views. Four master suites are situated on the upper floor, and a luxury spa and gym on the lower floor. In all rooms the clear volumes, straight lines and simple shapes harmoniously define the modern architecture. Other joys include an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, gym, tennis court, guest apartment, lift and ten-car garage.

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Marbella

Property with Own Lake in Marbella Club Golf Resort

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his exceptional residence is located in the Marbella Club Golf Resort. It is especially impressive for its panoramic views of the golf course and surrounding mountains, as well as for its very own private lake in the grounds. Its southwest-facing position ensures optimum sunshine all day long, particularly by the pool. Just some of the outstanding amenities on offer in the three-storey villa include a dressing room, guest

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SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,210 m² LAND APPROX. 4,500 m² E&V ID W-023ZHD CONTACT MARBELLA WEST (ES) OPTIMUM COSTA DEL SOL, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 88 38 71 E-MAIL MARBELLAWEST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

apartment, cinema room, bar area, wine cellar, Turkish bath, gym and five-car garage. The gorgeous garden with its well-conceived landscape design also benefits from an infinity pool, fountains and several areas overlooking woodland. It forms the ideal haven for spending glorious days outdoors in summer. The large plot is naturally concealed from outside view, whilst the accommodating interior layout is equally splendid.


Calpe

Splendid Villa in Substantial Grounds

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urrounded by glorious nature in a peaceful and private residential area of Calpe, this spectacular residence affords luxurious living of the very highest standard. The vast land plot, spanning some 17,400 m² in total, benefits from an abundance of Mediterranean fruit trees and absolute privacy. The main entrance to this beautiful neo-classical property leads to a spacious and luminous living room and a dining room with glazed

SPAIN, COSTA BLANCA PRICE EUR 650,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 522 m² LAND APPROX. 17,400 m² E&V ID W-01IHCK CONTACT CALPE (ES) EV LA FUSTERA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 96 550 81 81 E-MAIL CALPE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

doors looking out over the main terrace with its 12 x 6 m swimming pool. This ground level also comprises an indoor and outdoor kitchen, a commodious music studio that could be converted into a bedroom, a large bathroom and a guest WC. Meanwhile, the first floor presides over two generously sized bedrooms both opening out to a stunning terrace, one of which features an en suite bathroom and a light-filled dressing room.

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Denia

Exclusive Estate Directly on the Mediterranean

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et directly on the seafront promenade with its fine sandy beach, crystal-clear waters and views far out across the Mediterranean, this property is an absolute rarity on the market. The two-storey villa affords residents no less than 14 bedrooms, in addition to eight bathrooms, three kitchens, and capacious living rooms and salons. There are ample opportunities here to enjoy time outdoors – with amenities including

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SPAIN, COSTA BLANCA PRICE EUR 9.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,087 m² LAND APPROX. 10,600 m² E&V ID W-023ZPL CONTACT DÉNIA (ES) FERRANDO EXCLUSIVE RESIDENTIAL S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 965 03 69 19 E-MAIL DENIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

covered patios, sprawling sun terraces in the romantic, Mediterranean-style garden complete with a pine grove, a summer kitchen and a barbecue area. Another highlight of this extraordinary estate is certainly the outdoor pool area complete with a slide. The uniqueness and style of this dream residence, together with its excellent location, make this a true jewel on the Mediterranean that is second to none.


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Valencia

Luxurious Home in Xàtiva

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his stunning residence with an interior of more than 1,000 m² is finished in materials of the most luxurious standard. The ground floor features a welcoming living area divided into a relaxing sitting room with a fireplace and a charming dining room, adjoined by a fully fitted kitchen. On the same level there is also a master bedroom featuring an en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as a guest room with

SPAIN, VALENCIA PRICE EUR 1.24 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,140 m² LAND APPROX. 500 m² E&V ID W-0240S2 CONTACT VALENCIA MMC (ES) EV MMC SPAIN, S.L. & CIA., S. COM. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 96 351 78 97 E-MAIL VALENCIAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

its own bathroom. Three more en suite bedrooms grace the first floor, along with a studio and a gym with a bathroom. The basement comprises a large recreational room and several auxiliary rooms. The property also has a garage with space for three vehicles, a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, and a spa. A full automation system fitted throughout the house ensures maximum comfort and convenience.

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Tarragona

Outstanding 18th Century Property in Altafulla

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his superb property dates back to the 18th century and is full of character. It is located in the historic town of Altafulla, a peaceful and well-maintained municipality that enjoys protected surroundings and a mild climate. The house itself has undergone extensive renovation. It combines historic charm and modern comforts. Close to the beach in an area steeped in history, the property will appeal to heritage and nature

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SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 850,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 532 m² LAND APPROX. 900 m² E&V ID W-0238OO CONTACT TARRAGONA (ES) TULIBET, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 977 07 96 00 E-MAIL TARRAGONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

lovers alike. It has a total of eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as a spacious living room, a kitchen, storage space, lounges and terraces. There is also a romantic, wind-sheltered garden, forming a wonderful oasis in which to enjoy time outdoors all year round. It includes a relaxing area with hammocks and a sauna. This dwelling would also be ideal as a bed & breakfast guesthouse or therapeutic centre.


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Argentona

Unique 13th Century Villa on Costa Barcelona

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his incredible estate dating from the 13th century is just 30 km from Barcelona. Fenced in on all sides, the sprawling grounds span approx. 28 hectares, complete with a private forest. The antique mansion, which has been fully refurbished, consists of three floors, with two dining rooms, a television room, and a kitchen fitted with highend appliances. There are five en suite bedrooms including a master

SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 12 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,680 m² LAND APPROX. 28 ha E&V ID W-023PV5 CONTACT MARESME (ES) MARESME PROPERTIES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 937 98 88 99 E-MAIL MARESME@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

suite with a terrace and an amazing closet. The property also features a separate house on the plot with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. A private spa area with a pool, sauna and steam room is ideal for unwinding at home. Other highlights include the beautiful 15th century chapel, a wine cellar for 2,000 bottles, and a garage for six cars. An outdoor pool and tennis court complete this impressive property.

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Majadahonda

Exclusive Designer Villa

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his spectacular, contemporary villa was built in 2012. Conceived with all main rooms on one single level, the hallway of this home leads to a spacious living room with access to the front porch, a study and sitting area both with fireplaces, and a large dining room. This floor also accommodates a master bedroom suite with a double closet, as well as two magnificent en suite bathrooms, two additional bedrooms, and

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SPAIN, MADRID PRICE EUR 1.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 669 m² LAND APPROX. 1,622 m² E&V ID W-024S36 CONTACT MADRID-MAJADAHONDA (ES) HUTONG INVERSIONES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 91 837 10 48 E-MAIL MADRIDMAJADAHONDA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a bathroom. The top level comprises a further living room, and a large bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom. The property is enclosed by a beautiful garden, with a chill-out area and saltwater pool. Villafranca del Castillo is an upmarket neighbourhood of substantial private plots northwest of Madrid. Local amenities include a private club, a private international college and university, and 24-hour security.


Roses

Spectacular Villa with Guesthouse & Incredible Views

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his property is located in Roses in the exclusive urbanisation known as ‘Mas Fumats’. The entrance to the spectacular main house gives on to a designer staircase leading to a fantastic pool area complete with tropical wood decking, a summer kitchen and outdoor WC, all framed by attractive round arches overlooking to the beautiful Bay of Roses. The open plan living area on the upper floor is extremely capacious and affords

SPAIN, COSTA BRAVA PRICE EUR 1.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 591 m² LAND APPROX. 3,949 m² E&V ID W-024XNK CONTACT ROSES (ES) PRATS & WENDT S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 15 47 96 E-MAIL ROSES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

the utmost in extravagance. The modern interior design, unique fireplace and grand views culminate in uncompromised luxury living here. Other enticing amenities include a bodega, a fitness room, underfloor heating, warm/cold air conditioning, fitted cupboards, a security alarm, and a garage. The guesthouse also benefits from a sensational outlook, as well as impressing with its Spanish flair and upscale appointments.

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Santander

Exceptional Residence with Superior Amenities

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ocated in the town of Gajano, in a quiet residential area very close to Santander and the beaches of Somo, this contemporary property is absolutely ideal for use as a family residence or holiday home. It features an exigent architectural program of excellent quality. The basement is equipped with a sauna, solarium and gym, as well as a spacious garage with space for four cars and a motorcycle. The ground floor includes the

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SPAIN, CANTABRIA PRICE EUR 735,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 400 m² LAND APPROX. 820 m² E&V ID W-024FIW CONTACT SANTANDER (ES) INCOMEFA SOLUTIONS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 942 18 19 02 E-MAIL SANTANDER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and a spacious living room with direct access to the kitchen and the outdoor grounds, which feature a garden with wonderful views overlooking the estuary. There is also a barbecue and a fully equipped outdoor dining area. The upper floor of the property hosts the remainder of the bedrooms and bathrooms, and an enticing terrace boasting 360° panoramic views.


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San Sebastian

Luxurious Modern Villa with Sea & City Views

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uilt in 2014, this impressive contemporary villa benefits from superior-quality and top brand finishes, unparalleled panoramic sea and city views, and a marvellous garden with a large pool. The first floor consists of an open plan living room with a fireplace and large patio doors opening onto a terrace, a guest bedroom suite and a large kitchen/dining area in a modern design. Five bedrooms, two of which

SPAIN, BASQUE REGION PRICE EUR 3.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 668 m² LAND APPROX. 1,800 m² E&V ID W-022UOO CONTACT SAN SEBASTIAN (ES) MS EXCLUSIVE HOMES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 943 29 81 74 E-MAIL SANSEBASTIAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

are en suite, can be found on the second floor. Meanwhile, the ground floor features a large space that could be used as a separate apartment, with access to a garage for up to eight cars. This outstanding home is located in Miramon, an exclusive residential area just 10 minutes from the centre of the city. It stands at a quiet address in beautiful green surroundings with wild vegetation and fantastic panoramic views.

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Cerdanya

Tranquillity & Superb Views in El Remei

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et in the beautiful location of El Remei in the Spanish Pyrenees, this superb home enjoys absolute serenity and sensational views. The ground floor features a large reception area with a central stone fireplace between the living room and main dining room, both with direct access to the porch and garden. There is also a commodious kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room, a large multipurpose room, guest WC and

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SPAIN, GIRONA PRICE EUR 2.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 764 m² LAND APPROX. 6,854 m² E&V ID W-022Q5Z CONTACT CERDANYA (ES) INICIATIVES NOVA ERA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 14 12 06 E-MAIL CERDANYA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

laundry. The first floor comprises a magnificent suite with a dressing room and terrace overlooking the mountain known as La Tosa. There are another three double bedrooms, one triple bedroom and two full-sized bathrooms. Meanwhile, the top floor houses a spacious and cosy living room with a fireplace. This property also benefits from a large plot with a charming garden, a swimming pool and a covered parking area.


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Vilamoura Unique Private Estate

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his fabulous estate combines a refined classic European style with the tranquillity of being located in a rural area in Vilamoura, far from the bustle of the prestigious luxury resorts in the Algarve. This property reflects the passion of its current owners – also designers – for serenity and comfort, brought about in part too by exquisite and high-quality construction details. From the bright and spacious recep-

PORTUGAL, ALGARVE PRICE EUR 4.995 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m² LAND APPROX. 3,805 m² E&V ID W-023M9V CONTACT VILAMOURA (PT) IMO. VILAMOURA MEDIAÇÃO IMOBILIÁRIA, LDA. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +351 91 374 77 27 E-MAIL VILAMOURA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

tions areas to the three en suite bedrooms, sauna and studio: everything here centres around the joys of the outdoors, sublimely landscaped with a mature garden and an attractive infinity pool. Other amenities include two fireplaces, a Jacuzzi, borehole, and an elevator connecting all levels. A marvellous quality of life awaits here, basking in the beauty and glamour of these private surroundings.

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Gstaad

Idyllic Farmhouse in Rougemont

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his traditional old farmhouse of approx. 200 m² in size was built in 1810. It is located just a stone’s throw from woodland, on a sunny hillside above Rougemont and surrounded by approx. 60,000 m² of farmland. It affords spacious accommodation, making it ideal for family holidays. The interior consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a very large, bright living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a

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SWITZERLAND, VAUD PRICE CHF 6.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 200 m² LAND APPROX. 900 m² E&V ID W-022GM7 CONTACT GSTAAD (CH) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GSTAAD PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 655 65 05 E-MAIL GSTAAD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

well-organised kitchen with a breakfast area. There is also a beautiful garden, a vast cellar and three parking bays. The house boasts impressive views over the mountains, while the idyllic setting makes this possibly the finest property in the entire region. Enjoying the uncompromised privacy that the expansive estate provides, this home is still very well connected to the village via a road accessible all year round.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998

Bourguillon

Outstanding Residence in a Dream Location

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his 5.5-roomed residence above the rooftops of Freiburg is currently looking for a new custodian. The charm of this beautiful property is quite overwhelming the moment one enters through the front door. Built in 1998, the property underwent comprehensive modernisation 11 years later involving both technical and decorative enhancements. A luxurious kitchen, high-quality flooring and many other features reflect the luxuri-

SWITZERLAND, FREIBURG PRICE CHF 2.495 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 268 m² LAND APPROX. 1,231 m² E&V ID W-024AQ8 CONTACT MURTEN (CH) ALUAG BTS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 31 950 22 11 E-MAIL MURTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ous and contemporary standard, imbuing each room with a refined and sophisticated ambience. Residents can relax all year round in the privacy of their own home thanks to the heated and covered outdoor pool and the sauna in the basement. The pavilion in the garden, three garage spaces and three outdoor parking spaces complement the timeless, modern and elegant architecture here in one of the best locations in Bourguillon.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: MINERGIE P – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009

Unterseen

Home Life on the Aare River Overlooking the Mountains

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nyone who has ever aspired to life in a spacious and luxurious riverfront apartment now has the rare opportunity to make their dream a reality. This prestigious property occupies three floors and boasts views that take in the River Aare, the town of Unterseen and the Harder mountain, as well as the Aare Canal, Interlaken and as far as the Mönch and Jungfrau peaks. In addition to the stairwell, there is also an

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SWITZERLAND, BERN PRICE CHF 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 244 m² NO. OF ROOMS 6.5 E&V ID W-023L8U CONTACT INTERLAKEN (CH) GN REAL ESTATE GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 33 822 70 70 E-MAIL INTERLAKEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

elevator connecting the ground level with all other floors, shared only with immediate neighbours. The property also features two covered parking spaces for residents on the ground level, and a basement. Both living levels are capacious in size, with high-quality appointments and meticulous attention to all design details. Suitable for a variety of uses, this home offers Mediterranean flair in the heart of the Bernese Alps.


PHOTOS: MICHELA BATTAGIN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015

Lugano

Exclusive & Modern Villa in Luganese

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his contemporary villa boasts an architectural design like no other. It is situated in a prestigious neighbourhood very close to Lugano. Just some the most enticing highlights on offer are the breathtaking panoramic views over Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains, and the expansive land plot with a pool and patio. Inside, five en suite bedrooms await, along with a tasteful interior design, large windows,

SWITZERLAND, TICINO PRICE CHF 10 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m² LAND APPROX. 4,972 m² E&V ID W-022ERR CONTACT LUGANO (CH) EV SWISS PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 91 980 42 60 E-MAIL LUGANO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a fitness suite with a sauna and steam room. There are four parking spaces and a garage with a car turntable. Lugano is a highly sought-after tourist destination all year round, as well as being an important financial centre with a wealth of cultural activities. Thanks to its Mediterranean micro-climate, Lugano is blessed with lush Mediterranean vegetation, glorious lake and mountain views, and beautiful local vineyards.

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PHOTOS: NORBERT FREUDENTHALER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1964

Seefeld

Rare Gem with Unobstructable Views

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igh above the Inn Valley lies this sensational hillside plot with unobstructable views of the surrounding scenery. It is graced by a charming 1960s bungalow with a heated outdoor pool. Armed with good ideas and a sense of style, an entrepreneurial family originally built the bungalow back in 1964 on this private and sunny parcel of open land, creating a refuge here for leading family life amid glorious nature.

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AUSTRIA, TYROL PRICE EUR 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 150 m² LAND APPROX. 4,728 m² E&V ID W-024FJM CONTACT SEEFELD (AT) EV IMMOBILIENAGENTUR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5212 526 39 E-MAIL SEEFELD-TIROL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

A private road, protected by electric gates, leads up to the property. In addition to offering the utmost privacy, the southwest orientation of this home also ensures maximum sunlight throughout the day. Here between Telfs and Seefeld is one of the finest destinations in the Tyrol region, with excellent skiing and hiking areas very close by. Three superb golf courses can be reached from here within just 15 minutes.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGIEKENNWERT 52 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Bolzano

Exceptional Designer Villa in Prime Location

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oasting the signature style of the star Bolzano architect Oswald Zoeggeler, this villa is a unique home indeed, thanks not least to the exclusivity of the location and the elegance of the property itself. With finishes including top-quality walnut parquet, flush-mounted skirting boards in Lasa marble, an open fireplace, a tailor-fitted Bulthaup kitchen, Philippe Starck bathrooms, an elevator, home cinema and spa, this

ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 400 m² LAND APPROX. 769 m² E&V ID W-024OEC CONTACT BOZEN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0471 05 45 10 E-MAIL BOZEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

residence offers a marvellous standard of home comforts and amenities throughout. The open plan and light-flooded living area benefits from access to one of several terraces with breathtaking views to be enjoyed over the city of Bolzano and beyond. On the flat roof there is a heated swimming pool and a large enchanting garden that forms a divine Eldorado in which to relax, unwind and recuperate.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 206.02 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1400 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Tscherms near Merano

Exclusive & Historic Estate with Villa Flair

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his charming property lies in peace and tranquillity amongst vineyards, orchards, palms and olive groves. Elegant rooms, stone floors and a glorious garden complete with a pool and wide-reaching views imbue this home with a holiday atmosphere that can be enjoyed in absolute privacy. The well-conceived interior layout of this historic ensemble offers firstclass home comforts that continue through the whole of this beautifully

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ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 3.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 495 m² LAND APPROX. 2,000 m² E&V ID W-022Y2R CONTACT MERAN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0471 05 45 10 E-MAIL MERAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

modernised property. Alongside Mediterranean and classical influences, it is the farmhouse style of the South Tyrol region that underlines the traditional character of the property. Details such as marble bathrooms, a private spa, a wine cellar, a modern heating system and an elevator make this villa one of a kind. The dream location allows for a 360° panorama over the Burgraviato region stretching as far as Merano and the Dolomites.


Cortina d’Ampezzo Traditional Ampezzo-style Home

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: CIRCA 1700

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his charming property, designed in an Ampezzo style, dates back to circa 1700. Many major figures in Italian cultural history have passed through these doors, and inside the residence still exudes an atmosphere of intellectual prowess and grandeur of scale. Historic paintings depicting religious scenes can be found in the cosy living parlour on the ground floor and in the eight bedrooms on the upper level, along

ITALY, VENETIA PRICE EUR 8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 790 m² LAND APPROX. 1,300 m² E&V ID W-023A56 CONTACT CORTINA (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0436 86 14 51 E-MAIL CORTINA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with embroidered tablecloths and bed linen passed down through the generations, antique wood carvings and hand-painted furniture. The property is located in Salieto, some 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo, in a well-preserved area. From the balconies of this dwelling, views can be enjoyed of the ‘Tofane’ and ‘Cinque Torri’ mountains, with the ancient tradition of Ampezzo palpable in the air.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 137.82 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1600 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Franciacorta

Exclusive Living in the Heart of Beautiful Scenery

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his fascinating property is situated in Franciacorta, home to the world-renowned sparkling wine, with its enchanting natural scenery of vineyards, rolling hills, ancient palaces, churches and monasteries. Lake Iseo, which is going to attract thousands of visitors for Christo’s art installation ‘The Floating Piers’, is a few minutes away. Set in sprawling parkland, this residence is divided into two main sections, with a third

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ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 3.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 700 m² LAND APPROX. 7,000 m² E&V ID W-020Q8C CONTACT LAGO D’ISEO (IT) REACTIVE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 035 91 15 72 E-MAIL LAGODISEO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

wing reserved for the large indoor heated pool, surrounded on all sides by glass windows overlooking the charming green surroundings. The spacious interiors are notable for their beautiful vaulted ceilings, stone walls and antique fireplaces. Almost all rooms open directly to the outdoors, catering for ample sunlight and ventilation. The hilltop position of this home and careful planting guarantee absolute privacy.


PHOTOS: ALBERTO BORTOLUZZI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 375 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1700 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Varese

17th Century Villa with Historic Parkland in Daverio

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his truly exceptional residence is located in Daverio, close to Varese, in a historic village made up exclusively of upmarket villas. It occupies a delightful plot, fenced in on all sides and enjoying ample sunshine and a beautiful view of the park. The main house is U-shaped, comprises two floors and a converted attic, and dates back as far as the 17th century. The sheer grandeur here, characteristic of noble Lombardian villas,

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 4.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,340 m² LAND APPROX. 4,750 m² E&V ID W-024G5E CONTACT VARESE (IT) ELLETRE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0332 28 72 45 E-MAIL VARESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

has not lost anything of its inimitable magic over the centuries, with harmonies of finely decorated arches and stone balconies spreading serenity and awe in all those who observe them. Another single-storey unit in the grounds opens onto the lovely lower garden. The entire property was renovated with considerable care and expertise in 2004, recreating a sense of ineffable bygone charm.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 31.14 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Milan

Exclusive Penthouse in a Period Building

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his exclusive dual-level penthouse is situated in the most prestigious and elegant building on Via Alberto da Giussano. It recently underwent renovation, introducing modern details to create an elegant contrast with the characteristic period features. The property consists of a double living room with a fireplace, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a laundry. The top floor, connected by a stunning wooden staircase

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ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 3.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m² NO. OF ROOMS 5 E&V ID W-023ZK8 CONTACT MILANO-PORTA VENEZIA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 029 443 33 61 E-MAIL MILANOPORTAVENEZIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

that is perfectly incorporated into the style of the property, boasts a fully furnished eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-range appliances, a large dining room, and a fourth bedroom with an en suite bathroom. The penthouse opens onto an approx. 45 m² terrace. All fittings and finishes meet the highest quality standards, from the wooden floors to the bathroom tiles, the state-of-the-art heating and cooling system, and the water softener.


PHOTOS: RAMIRO CASTRO XIQUES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 134.39 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1924 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Bologna

Extraordinary Art Nouveau Villa

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nclosed by a beautiful garden, this outstanding villa has undergone major renovation work with a skilled and exquisite eye for details. The result is a perfect blend of the harmonious liberty shapes of the building and the efficiency of the latest technology solutions. Located just a few kilometres from the city centre, close to Bologna’s most famous park, this elegant and exclusive residence boasts a double-sized living

ITALY, EMILIA-ROMAGNA PRICE EUR 7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m² LAND APPROX. 1,000 m² E&V ID W-023RAZ CONTACT BOLOGNA (IT) SAN BERNARDINO S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 051 33 14 60 E-MAIL BOLOGNA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

room and a spectacular dining room with a terrace. The bedroom wing exudes great charm and comfort, with space to accommodate a number of guests and a tower room offering panoramic views of the city. An entire floor has been converted into a gorgeous spa and an underground garage for eight cars with an automatic elevator. This unique property combines the aesthetics of the past with contemporary finesse.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 177.30 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1950 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Rome

Luxury Property on Via dei Monti Parioli

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ocated in the prestigious area of Monti Parioli, very close to the ‘Villa Balestra’, this beautiful residence spans approx. 420 m². It is situated on the third floor of an elegant building affording both an elevator and a doorman service. The property is in excellent condition with high-quality finishes and materials throughout. Inside, a spacious entrance hall opens onto a triple living room featuring a precious marble floor, as well

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ITALY, LAZIO PRICE EUR 4.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 420 m² NO. OF ROOMS 8 E&V ID W-023LDV CONTACT ROMA MMC (IT) EV MMC ITALIA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 06 45 54 81 20 E-MAIL ROMAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

as a dining room, a fully fitted eat-in kitchen, four pleasant bedrooms, five bathrooms and a utility room. The property is very bright thanks to the large windows and a terrace of some 40 m². Other amenities that come with this property include a large cellar, a driver’s room with a bathroom, and a garage. Both the location and elegance of the apartment make it an excellent venue for hosting prestigious receptions.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 91.43 kWh/m²a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Rome

Luxury Villa in the Grottarossa Area

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his prestigious residence is located close to the Parco di Roma Golf Club Due Ponti. It reveals an effective blend of tradition and contemporary design throughout. At the same time it enjoys both absolute privacy and superb connections to the city centre. Grand reception rooms await within, with an entrance hallway giving on to a quadruple living room with two fireplaces and large windows facing out over the park and

ITALY, LAZIO PRICE EUR 4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,100 m² LAND APPROX. 5,000 m² E&V ID W-023GC1 CONTACT ROMA MMC (IT) EV MMC ITALIA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 06 45 54 81 20 E-MAIL ROMAMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

the beautiful private pool. Part of the ceiling is made of glass, flooding the interior below with glorious sunlight. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms on the first floor, in addition to a master bedroom suite with a large dressing closet, fireplace, a commodious bathroom with a sliding glass ceiling, and panoramic views. The private gym area is equipped with a Turkish bath, a heated indoor pool, and a conservatory.

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PHOTOS: TIZIANO CANU – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 153.4 kWh/m²a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Sardinia

Villa with Sea Views

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et amid unique Mediterranean scenery, this charming home represents a rare opportunity indeed. The interiors, disposed on two levels, provide ample scope to be personalized in style. The main floor comprises a bright living area with an elegant fireplace, and three master suites. Large sliding windows frame the surprising panoramic views over the La Maddalena archipelago. The master bedroom is on the lower

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ITALY, SARDINIA PRICE EUR 1.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 297 m² LAND APPROX. 17,000 m² E&V ID W-00APQ2 CONTACT PORTO CERVO (IT) FIRST SARDEV S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0789 941 83 E-MAIL PORTOCERVO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

floor, along with a second living room with a kitchenette, wine cellar and laundry room. The grounds boast covered terraces, a large pool, and a barbecue area with an outdoor dining area. The property is served by a heating system, electric entrance gates and extensive parking. It is ideally located just minutes from the most famous sandy beaches of the Costa Smeralda and a mere 25 minutes from the international airport.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT EPC 423 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1983

Waregem

Beautiful Country Home with Housekeeper’s Lodge

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his beautiful manor has been stylishly decorated. All living areas bathe in sunlight and each have their own unique view over a different part of the garden. Day-to-day life takes place primarily on the ground floor here, which hosts three bedrooms. One wing comprises an industrial kitchen, perfectly suited for formal and business entertaining. The parklike garden was created by landscape designer Elisabeth de Lestrieux

BELGIUM, WEST FLANDERS PRICE EUR 2.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 540 m² LAND APPROX. 1.5 ha E&V ID W-021GDA CONTACT KORTRIJK (BE) EV KORTRIJK-WAREGEM BVBA LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +32 56 98 08 08 E-MAIL KORTRIJK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and is a true gem. A swimming pool, pond, pasture for small livestock, vegetable allotment with a conservatory, numerous intimate seating areas, sizeable lawns, charming trees and delightful shrubbery all culminate in an approx. 1.5 ha oasis where one can truly unwind. The adjacent caretaker’s house has its own garden, which offers privacy for the domestic staff as well. This is a one-of-a-kind property.

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Semi-detached Home with Holiday Rental Income

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his semi-detached residence was built in Rantum in 2013 and is already established as a property available for holiday rentals. The blend of Frisian charm, state-of-the-art technology and exclusive fittings forms a consummate whole here. The character of the property is underlined by a host of hand-carpentered fittings, high-quality floors in natural stone and wood, tasteful and elegant furnishings, and far-reaching views stretching

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across the wadden sea. Interiors on offer include a living/dining area with a fireplace and luxury fitted kitchen, a guest WC, five rooms, three bathrooms, two of which are en suite, and a sauna complete with a bathroom and relaxation area. The garden plot features lawns and vegetation typical for the local area. A south-facing terrace is the ideal haven for spending time outdoors, with truly breathtaking views on offer.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 19.60 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL PROBE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A+

Sylt

GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 2.88 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 144 m² LAND APPROX. 1,700 m² E&V ID W-0156KE CONTACT SYLT (DE) EV SYLT IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG


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PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 109 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1936

Hamburg

Charming Country-Style Home in a Superb Location

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uilt in 1936, this delightful property is situated in the sought-after and family-friendly district of Blankenese. It affords a total of seven bedrooms on three separate levels. After extensive modernisation work carried out in 1995, this home now presents itself in outstanding condition in every respect. The spacious living and dining area is laid in parquet flooring and features a cosy tiled stove oven. The highlight

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GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.98 MILL. E&V ID W-023Z7N INTERIOR APPROX. 244 m² LAND APPROX. 1,180 m² CONTACT HAMBURG-BLANKENESE (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 866 06 50 E-MAIL BLANKENESE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

of the upper floor, which is reached via a classic wooden staircase, is a large room of some 40 m² opening to an east-facing balcony. The high technical standards of the property also include a burglar alarm system and security windows. The beautifully landscaped garden is almost completely concealed from outside view and benefits from two entrances. A one-car garage and two outdoor parking spaces are also available.


PHOTOS: HERBERT OHGE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1923

Hamburg

Dream Mansion at Prime Address in Eppendorf

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his prestigious free-standing mansion was built in 1923 by the famous architect Carl Gustav Bensel. It was renovated throughout in 1994 with the utmost care and expense. The interior layout and room dimensions make this an exceptionally charming home filled with natural light. All living and reception rooms in the property are south-facing. The grand entrance hallway features an absolutely

GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 5.85 MILL. TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 551 m² LAND APPROX. 1,120 m² E&V ID W-0237KN CONTACT HAMBURG-PREMIUM (DE) E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 46 86 31 20 E-MAIL HAMBURGPREMIUM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

beautiful period stairwell. The living area opens out to a generously sized terrace, which in turn leads on to the park-like garden. The dining room features double doors leading to the kitchen. Meanwhile, the first floor accommodates a substantial master bedroom with an en suite bathroom, and four other rooms. The top floor in the roof plays host to three south-facing children’s rooms. A garage is of course also on hand.

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ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 122.7 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1930 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Berlin

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 1.395 MILL. E&V ID W-021V6J INTERIOR APPROX. 420 m² LAND APPROX. 950 m² CONTACT BERLIN-

Refurbished Property in Zehlendorf-Mitte

ZEHLENDORF (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GRUNEWALD-ZEHLENDORF GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 801 08 10 E-MAIL BERLINZEHLENDORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

uilt in the 1930s, this mansion was completely gutted in 2013 and refurbished throughout. The property is set on a west-facing plot spanning some 950 m² in size. The ground floor features an open plan brand kitchen featuring the very latest fittings and appliances. This gives onto the dining area, which can be separated off by a sliding glass door. A spacious hallway leads to the commodious living/dining room complete

with a fireplace. The floor-length windows make the most of the view over the beautiful garden. The property’s master bedroom with en suite bathroom opens out onto a large terrace. The lower ground level, spanning approx. 80 m², features daylight lighting on all sides and could be converted into a separate living unit thanks to its well-conceived layout design. A garage with direct access to the house rounds off this impressive residence.

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PHOTOS: MARIA NOGLIK – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 139 kWh/m²a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Berlin

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE EUR 1.6 MILL. E&V ID W-024L76 INTERIOR APPROX. 225 m² LAND APPROX. 2,881 m² CONTACT BERLIN-

Stunning Lakeside Home with Panoramic Views

KÖPENICK (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 30 65 48 49 50 E-MAIL BERLINKOEPENICK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

riginally built in the ‘Golden Twenties’, this jewel of a property was fully refurbished, extensively remodelled and updated to modern standards at the end of the Nineties. All of the interiors have been designed in one cohesive look with careful attention to detail and quality materials. One particular highlight is the private spa, spanning some 85 m², which features a pool and sauna, as well as panoramic windows

ensuring beautiful natural lighting all day long. The exceptional land plot of approx. 2,881 m² in size lies on the idyllic peninsula known as ‘Rauchfangswerder’. It is ideally situated facing south and west, with its own private lake frontage. Equally impressive both indoors and outdoors, this residence also benefits from its location in a heritage neighbourhood, surrounded by other grand, traditional mansions.

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Potsdam

Grand Lakeside Living in Babelsberg

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his listed mansion was built in 1881 in a beautiful waterfront setting. It underwent extensive modernisation in 2011. The prestigious entrance hall of the property gives on to the splendid garden room – the grand centerpiece and heart of this home, framed by commodious living rooms featuring open fireplaces, stucco decoration and panel parquet floors. In addition to bedrooms and a bathroom, the first floor comprises

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GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE EUR 6.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 777 m² LAND APPROX. 4,900 m² E&V ID W-024DYJ CONTACT POTSDAM (DE) FISCHER IMMOBILIEN GMBH POTSDAM LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 331 27 91 00 E-MAIL POTSDAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a substantial library with historic parquet flooring and another beautiful open fireplace. With extra rooms on the roof level, there is ample space here to accommodate a large family in comfort. This exclusive home also benefits from a private home spa and an excellent standard of technical fittings. Boating enthusiasts will also be drawn by the option of building a boathouse on the plot or reinstating the historic wet dock.


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GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 4.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m² LAND APPROX. 14,500 m² E&V ID W-024KUQ CONTACT BIELEFELD (DE) DR. BUSE GRUNDBESITZ UND BETEILIGUNGS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH TEL. +49 521 525 10 90 E-MAIL BIELEFELD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

high-quality materials and innovative technologies, all interacting perfectly with one another. The approx. 500 m² of total floor space forms a blend of urban style and formal prestige, with far-reaching views and a garden panorama. Relaxation and well-being are a way of life in this dwelling, thanks to amenities such as the private spa. A private driveway forms a fitting entrance as it leads up to this discretely positioned residence.

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some indicators of the luxury on offer here include the marble fireplace, the fitted Poggenpohl kitchen, the ceilings of approx. 3.70 m in height, and the oiled oak parquet floors. A dry sauna and a rain shower in one bathroom, as well as a steam room and two-person whirlpool in the master bathroom with loggia, leave nothing to be desired when it comes to enjoying spa relaxation in the privacy of one’s own home.


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his delightful and beautifully designed home has been fully refurbished and spans a total of approx. 320 m² on two levels. Light and shade are the dominant forces throughout the interior spaces, which combine exclusivity and comfort. Thanks to the property’s south-facing hillside position, there are breathtaking views over the Black Forest to be enjoyed. Alongside the entrance hallway, the upper level comprises a study

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 1.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 320 m² LAND APPROX. 870 m² E&V ID W-024RMR CONTACT PFORZHEIM (DE) HUDAK IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7231 781 42 06 E-MAIL PFORZHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and a large, light-flooded living/dining area with an open plan kitchen and a seamless transition out to the generously sized terrace. The lower level hosts a large master bedroom with an en suite spa bathroom and direct access to the garden. The three other bedrooms share one of the three bathrooms. All of this and more makes this residence a special proposition indeed, set to fulfil all aspirations pertaining to a high quality of home life.

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GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 3.9 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 630 m² LAND APPROX. 2,400 m² E&V ID W-024DEU CONTACT SINDELFINGEN (DE) SCHÄFER EVRE GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 7031 26 60 00 E-MAIL SINDELFINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

garden grounds. The indoor pool and spa area is reached via a ‘secret door’ in the kitchen, designed by Bulthaup. The bedrooms and guestrooms each feature a luxurious en suite bathroom. Meanwhile, the air-conditioned roof level plays host to a refined British-style gentleman’s room and a generously sized studio complete with a roof balcony. This property affords a quality of life that is almost too good to put into words.


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A Dream in White in Waldtrudering

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his luxurious residence, built in a striking Bauhaus style, is situated at a very peaceful address in the desirable Munich neighbourhood known as Waldtrudering. It is particularly impressive for its split-level design and its large, light-flooded interior spaces. The living room alone spans some 94 m² in size. Extensive renovation work was carried out in 2012 and 2013, culminating in the creation of the ‘Villa in White’.

A designer kitchen fitted with high-end appliances was installed, and all the bathrooms in the house were fully refurbished. The option is also available to reinstate a pool area in the property’s home spa. With a total interior of approx. 516 m², there is also ample scope here for combining work and home life under one roof. Shielded from the road, this property also affords uncompromised privacy to its residents.

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When Jochen Zeitz opened his Segera Retreat at the foot of Mount Kenya, he set new standards for sustainable ecotourism in Africa. Now, in a further attempt to help the continent gain more visibility, the dedicated environmentalist and former Puma CEO is converting a grain silo in Cape Town into a spectacular museum for contemporary African art.


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Africa has played a key role in Jochen Zeitz’s life for more than two decades: its nature, its art and the continent’s biodiversity. In 2009, the former head of Puma founded an environmental foundation that bears his name and is dedicated to preserving the earth’s ecosphere. His latest project is the construction of a major museum for African art in an old grain silo in Cape Town’s harbor area. TEXT: Uta Abendroth


British architect Thomas Heatherwick is converting the Cape Town grain silo into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

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The concrete tubes of the silo will accommodate elevators and spiral staircases that connect the various levels of the museum.


says Jochen Zeitz. “But it’s like-minded visionary in architect Thomas Heatherwick. Some considalso a continent with a great fascination, with the aler the Briton the Leonardo da Vinci of our times. He knows no borders lure of adventure, of nature, of all sorts of interestbetween architecture and design and is a master of surprise, coming ing things.” Today the former top manager works up with such weird and wonderful ideas as a rolling bridge for Lonas an ecotourism advocate. His next big project is don’s Grand Union Canal. He owes his international breakthrough to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in the Seed Cathedral, the British pavilion he designed for the Shanghai Cape Town, which is scheduled to open in 2017 Expo 2010. Now the 46-year-old is converting a grain silo dating back and will show contemporary African art from his almost 100 years into a fitting setting for Zeitz’s art. collection. So why Africa? “I made my first trip The old silo stands at the V&A Waterfront, a popular shopping, dining and entertainment area in Cape Town. The storehouses with to Kenya back in 1989, and the country has had me under its spell ever since. At some point, I decided that I the huge, towering concrete tubes were once used to store grain, didn’t just want to be a traveler in Africa anymore.” Instead, he wantmost of which was shipped to England. Transforming industrial ed to do something for the continent and make it his home. ruins into museums is very much en vogue right now – especially Via contacts he made through Formula One manager Flavio since Herzog & de Meuron converted Bankside Power Station into Briatore, the ex-Puma boss got to know a ranch owner who hadn’t the Tate Modern in London. But the architectural challenges are considerable. In Cape Town, for instance, none of the tubes is wider tended his land for ten years. Everything was neglected, the ground overgrazed. Zeitz bought the ranch anyway: “I immediately saw than five and a half meters, resulting in correspondingly low levels its potential,” he says. “The first time of daylight. But Heatherwick, an expert I flew over the terrain I saw elephants, when it comes to ingenious solutions, was awestruck by the staggering view of came up with a spectacular concept that Mount Kenya and discovered the waterpreserves the tubes while pragmatically fall in the eastern section of the ranch. repurposing them. I realized it was the kind of property I n elliptical shape is to be cut out of could make something of.” the shafts to create space. BisectIt’s now 13 years since the German busied tubes are to house glass elevanessman from Mannheim bought the tors or spiral staircases connecting the land. And it was a good ten years before various levels. Heatherwick explains: Zeitz developed the terrain for tourists. “We really struggled with the strucBut because the 52-year-old always stays ture of the building, which doesn’t protrue to his philosophy that luxury should vide a single open space.” Even so, he refrained from completely gutting the silo, never come at the expense of the environment, it took a while to install the systems preferring instead to preserve as much and technology necessary for combining of its tube structure as possible. Nevercomfort with sustainability. The eight viltheless, some of the cylinders have been las belonging to the Segera Retreat stand reduced to nothing but their curved exin the midst of a botanical garden with terior walls to create room for more classpectacular views of the savanna. sic exhibition spaces. The complex will Right from the start, it was clear to Zeitz also include a hotel, a restaurant on the that everything had to be powered by soroof terrace and a sculpture garden, not lar electricity, from the kitchen appliances to mention the magnificent view over and lighting all the way to the hairdryers. Cape Town harbor. The technology, he says, was a major chalThe Zeitz MOCAA will provide aplenge – which is why he brought specialproximately 6,000 square meters of exists from Germany and Israel on board. hibition space and serve as a permanent Besides his Segera ranch in Kenya, Jochen Zeitz runs a luxury eco-resort. For him, sustainaIt goes without saying that his resort harhome for Jochen Zeitz’s collection of conble stewardship is paramount. vests and recycles rainwater as well, which temporary African art, which took him is used, among other things, for irrigating just six years to compile. It will be joined the botanical garden. Only the cars are powered by conventional techby changing exhibitions by African artists. The philanthropist aims nology – and only because electric cars don’t yet have the necessary to make African art visible to the entire world and create a museum performance to cope with conditions in the Laikipia region. that is every bit the equal of acclaimed institutions like New York’s eitz was able to open Segera Retreat in 2013. Besides the natGuggenheim or the London Tate. The ever-restless Zeitz, who is responsible for sustainability issues ural landscape and the animals, the experience also includes a sculpture garden and artworks from the Zeitz Collection, which on Harley-Davidson’s board of directors and the board of Paris-based is widely regarded as one of the leading collections of art in and from luxury goods group Kering – which owns Puma, Gucci and Yves Saint Africa and focuses on contemporary works. Internationally renowned Laurent – never tires of advocating concepts that combine financial curator Mark Coetzee from Johannesburg supervises changing exsuccess with environmental stewardship. “Whether it’s a tourism comhibitions in Segera, put together out of works from the Zeitz Collecpany or an industrial enterprise,” he says, “a business model can only tion, which is growing all the time. Last year alone, at the Biennale in achieve long-term success if it gives due consideration to natural reVenice, Zeitz bought the entire Angolan pavilion with photographs by sources and integrates them into the commercial process.” And that Edsson Chagas, as well as various works from the South African pavilcalls for staying power, a horizon of as much as 20 or 30 years. “Acion. The collection is meanwhile so extensive that the idea for a new cording to my philosophy, economics, ecology, culture and the protecproject was born: the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOtion of communities have to work hand in hand. What I really want is CAA) that is currently under construction in Cape Town. Zeitz found a for my projects to inspire others.” frica demands a lot of you,”

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and Razane Jammal 6 Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima 7 Hilary Swank 8 Lewis Hamilton and Arsene Wenger 9 Marc Forster, Dev Patel, Elsa Zylberstein and Ruben Alves 10 José María Yazpik, José Mari Manzanares, Juan Mata and Joaquim de Almeida 11 “Big Pilot’s Watch” seen from the front 12 “Big Pilot’s Watch” seen from the back 13 IWC’s launch event at the SIHH 14 Scott Eastwood and Rosamund Pike.

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Rather, Alejandro Aravena has made a name for himself constructing buildings for the poor in his home country of Chile, and by working creatively and practically on reconstruction efforts following natural disasters. For example, when a volcanic eruption destroyed the Patagonian city of Chaitén and 5,000 inhabitants had to be relocated, he stepped up to the plate. Aravena considers his studio to be a “do tank,” rather than a think tank. The fact that he was awarded this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize – the highest distinction for architects – was a surprise, and not only because the 48-yearold looks positively youthful among the lineup of previous prizewinners. The jury’s announcement contained the real newsflash: “His work gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space.” Architecture was hitherto mostly focused on the creation and design of landmark buildings – idealism captured in stone, but Aravena considers his designs part of a social process. He personifies a new type of architect, who, when conceiving a building, cares about more than just the design, surfaces and spaces. This is also why he has been entrusted with the directorship of this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice, the most important architectural exhibition in the world. Here, too, he addresses the subjects of people’s quality of life, sustainable construction and overcoming the status quo.

Concrete frontages, glass interiors. The Centro de Innovación UC in Santiago by Aravena (left) and Juan Cerda.

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