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ime and again, spectacular works of art fetch record prices. A recent example of this is the painting “Salvator Mundi” by Leonardo da Vinci that was sold at auction for $ 450 million. Particularly in the art world, it is primarily factors like the significance of a work of art, or artist, that determine their appeal and influence the value of such objects. Similar principles apply to exceptional pieces of real estate, which not infrequently change owners for collector’s prices. I am proud of the fact that our portfolio comprises very special,

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Wild at (He)art! Every collector, big or small, has experienced it – that satisfying feeling when a new piece of art has found its way into one’s home. Our cover personality, the art adviser BJ Topol, combines passion with business in her minimal and super-elegant loft in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Entering the enormous living room feels like stepping into an exquisite gallery that not only displays some of the Californian’s favorite artists, but also inspires her clients for their own collections. Fashion designers Derek Lam and Phillip Lim have purchased unique art pieces on BJ Topol’s advice – and she in turn has inspired some of the venues for their fashion shows. Austria’s most famous living sculptor Erwin Wurm provokes but also invites his viewers to take a good look at themselves – with a wink and a smile. Art expert Martin Tschechne explains why the German city of Düsseldorf became such an important starting point for artists like Gerhard Richter, Jörg Immendorff and Andreas Gursky, helping them to conquer the world. And we introduce you to the most remarkable street artists who prefer to work on asphalt and concrete rather than on canvas, and explore the origins of the street art hype, starting on page 20. We hope PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN SCHOPPE (1), VINCENT EVERHARTS/© VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2017 (1)

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Fat Convertible, 2005 by Erwin Wurm is puffed up and plump rather than streamlined and slim. The Austrian artist’s car sculpture highlights our increasingly consumerist society and obsession with being skinny. For some of Wurm’s latest art and a personal interview, turn to page 40.

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Design: Joachim Manz Born in 1957 Joachim Manz, studied philosophy and not art. In the 80s he trained with a stone sculptor. He has been working as a sculptor since 1987 – one of a very few who work with fine concrete. He is known for his sculptures and murals in public spaces. For several years now he has been creating objects that can not only be beheld but also used: for example lamps.


THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS

Art expert 

MARTIN TSCHECHNE  He was copy editor at Art and editor-in-chief of Weltkunst art magazine, and has been following the international art scene closely for decades. In this edition of GG, Martin Tschechne takes a look at the Kunstakademie art school in Düsseldorf, which has produced many world-famous artists (page 58).

Studio visit 

ERWIN WURM SHOOT TEAM  Last September, sculptor Erwin Wurm welcomed the GG team to his estate near Vienna for a photo and interview session. Pictured here between Wurm’s artworks (left to right): creative director Janine Weitenauer, photo assistant Julia Rinnhofer, copy editor Steffi Kammerer and photographer Mark Seelen.

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Strategist 

EMILY NOTE  Emily Note is a communications professional based in Brooklyn. Having previously worked for brands like Oscar de la Renta, she became COO and responsible for strategy at the thriving Atelier Doré online platform in 2016. Meeting and conversing with art consultant BJ Topol was a privilege, Note says. “She’s someone I really admire” (page 50).

E & V MEDIA TEAM  The E&V media team, pictured here while attending the DesignMiami trade fair in Florida, travels all over the world. Julian Barg, Armin Roth, Susanne Krohn and Urs Holewa (left to right) are corporate publishing experts and highly knowledgeable about advertising sales, as well as brand media strategies, planning and bookings. The Hamburg-based professionals are supported by teams in Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris and the U.S.

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EVA KARCHER  Art historian Eva Karcher has been writing about contemporary art for leading newspapers and periodicals for many years. She has published several books, curates exhibitions and advises collectors and companies. www.gg-magazine.com


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AT HOME Surrounded by art: BJ Topol in her loft apartment in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.

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AT HOME Shades of gray are not her style. Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes celebrates bright, tropical colors in her huge, geometrically patterned and highly decorative works.

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PLAYGROUND TRAVEL

20 A subculture no more: Street art has ­arrived in galleries and museums.

ART & DESIGN

28 Tough and smart: a Hermès skateboard. Seriously? You bet!

INTERVIEW

MAN The Leica SOFORT instant camera brings snapshots into the age of Instagram.

WOMAN Elegant tableware, timeless design: “Fluen” by Fürstenberg.

30 An app that does it all: Magnus Resch wants to revolutionize the art world.

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34 The future is now: HE likes the efficient BMW i3 and the “Leica SOFORT.”

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36 Glamour galore: The Golden Twenties set the tone for designers.

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AT HOME Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm in one of his bulging buses.

LOOK Fringed with gold: hanging lamp “Pascha” by Fraumaier.

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40 Master of the paradoxical: Sculptor ­

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50 Well-connected: New York art expert BJ

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Erwin Wurm looks at people and society with an unsparing eye. Topol can find anything a private client or museum is looking for.

58 From the Rhine to the museum:

The Kunstakademie art school produces famous alumni again and again.

66 Sensuality writ large: Brazilian artist

­ eatriz Milhazes’ unique style is both B colorful and convincing.

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72 Historical a­ rchitecture meets modern art in Villa Angelina in Italy.

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148 Cosmetics brand Aesop underlines minimalism in its stores.

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158 Gems and curiosities for your coffee table or nightstand – plus a piece of literary furniture.

PERSONAL

162 Spectacular: the Louvre Abu Dhabi by star architect Jean Nouvel.

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8 A foreword to the new issue. 10 Wild at He(art)! 160 Where we got it all: names,

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TRAVEL Street art is booming. Pictured here: a piece by the artist duo Herakut.

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TRAVEL ART & DESIGN INTERVIEW WOMAN MAN LOOK

Who’s painting whom? “The Mind is the Beast (Me, Myself and I)” by Mexican 3D street artist Juandrés Vera, Dresden, 2016.


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The Power of the Streets

For a 2017 exhibition of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work in London, Banksy paid tribute to his predecessor on the wall of the art gallery.


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Once an innovative subculture, street art has long found a place in galleries and museums. The stars of the scene develop ideas for fashion and design, intervene in urban planning and make millions. But the artists are still committed to one thing in particular – fighting for a better world.TEXT: Martin Tschechne

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“I want to bring beauty and light into poor neighborhoods, too.” EL SEED

eL Seed, a Frenchman with Tunisian roots, turned 50 buildings in Cairo into powerful symbols of community.


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Barbara Ef kan Irkilata from Kassel, Germany, has never roamed the streets with a spray can in hand. But he takes motifs and tags from graffiti needs is a few adhesive letters to transform the German sign “Keep drive clear and street art and turns them into murals for clubs, and designs for at all times” into “Racists, keep quiet at shirts and leather jackets. Annie Preece from Los Angeles works for all times.” – “No parking” becomes “No Red Bull, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Warner, and also sells her works of thinking,” and a “slip hazard” sign now art via the Lab Art gallery in her home town. Gregory Siff from New proclaims “smooch hazard,” its yellow York collaborates with the influential art dealer and curator Jeffrey background littered with red kisses. BeDeitch and develops projects for PS1, the experimental space at New low a stern sign saying “post no bills,” a York’s MoMa, but also for fashion labels like Saint Laurent and Helmut Lang, as well as for Mercedes-Benz. So has street art become gentrisecond notice on the wall responds: “Your fied? It definitely has, writes Alain Bieber, a disappointed fan, in Art imperious tone hurts my feelings.” Another wall features another harsh riposte: “You’re stuck to the wall yourself, you twit.” magazine: “You’ve reached a place you never wanted to be in where Germany’s most famous (and probably most industrious) street everyone agrees that you’re awesome.” artist creates and spreads her subversive messages in Berlin, Dreshe old rule of thumb nevertheless still applies:  Art is an intelden, Hamburg and Heidelberg. Yet she remains anonymous. Nobody lectual pursuit. It requires knowledge, and grows out of art hisknows whether Barbara is her real name or even if she is actually a tory and the discourse of a community made up of a select few. woman. When her witty, often ballsy slogans won her the Grimme It is worthy and educated, but at the same time always in danger of not Online Award in 2016, she sent a tighttranscending its immediate milieu. lipped stand-in onto the stage to reBut this art form is different. It purSHOWROOMS & GALLERIES ceive it. Although the stick-on letters sues other goals, uses other means. The most recent street art can naturally be found on she uses can easily be removed – and International street art is born out the streets. An internet search for “street art” or “urban art” in combination with a city name will yield recollectors delight in pinching them of an urgent need to communicate, sults almost anywhere. New York, LA, São Paolo, Lonwhen they discover an original work by to transcend borders effortlessly, to don and Paris are street art hubs. Since 2016, Dubai has Barbara – German law says that pastreach and inspire others. It highbeen boasting huge outdoor m ­ asterpieces (www.dubaiwalls.com), and in Berlin, graffiti and street art have ing or painting letters onto someone lights injustices in huge letters and officially entered museums, with the multistory Urban else’s walls is a criminal offense. Viewloud colors: war, the plight of refuNation museum opening in the German capital last Sepers’ gratitude for a temporary respite gees, turbocharged capitalism, ubiqtember (www.urban-nation.com). London-based street from the daily grind, a moment of reuitous surveillance. It grows out of art trade fair Moniker has been going from strength to strength for eight years and plans to open a New York flection or a quick smile are not considan aesthetic of the contemporary and offshoot this May. The Magic City touring exhibition feaered extenuating circumstances here. the everyday. This art form moves to turing works by 40 artists from 21 countries (https:// ut the slogan scribbers and bill hip-hop beats and rap cadences. It www.semmel.de/magic-city.html) opened in Dresden employs the snappy phrases used in posters  have long since turned in 2016 and is on show in Stockholm until this spring). (Catalogue: Carlo McCormick, Magic City: Die Kunst der what they do into an art form advertising and comic strips, calligraStraße/The Art of the Street, € 24.95). that encompasses a breathtaking mulphy, political cartoons, apps and vidtitude of topics and statements and eo games, and combines and mixes OTHER PLACES TO GO: aims to win over devotees. This it has them all together cleverly. It does this GALERIE ITINERRANCE, Paris, http://itinerrance.fr done from Brooklyn to Moscow and to intercede and intervene, to open 30 WORKS, Cologne, www.30works.de people’s eyes, to invite resistance and Cairo to São Paolo, in Mexico City, LAZINC, London, https://www.lazinc.com Lisbon, Dublin, Dubai, Lagos, Mumto influence policy. THINKSPACE, Los Angeles, bai, Sydney and Youssoufia, Morocco. So is art a forum for social critique? http://thinkspaceprojects.com  Is that still possible in a time when Los Angeles, New York, London, ParWORLDART, Cape Town, www.worldart.co.za is and Tokyo are its most important commercialism lurks around every AVENUE DES ARTS, Hong Kong/Los Angeles, http://avenuedesarts.org/art/ centers. There are neighborhood-spestreet corner? French-Tunisian artSTREET ART GALLERY, Dubai, www.streetartdubai.ae cific projects, special tours for tourists ist eL Seed turned an entire neighDEITCH Projects, New York, http://deitch.com and very successful street art gallerborhood in Cairo – home to the city’s ies. In September 2017 the Urban NaCoptic Christians, its garbage collection street art museum opened in Berlin. It had 20,000 visitors in the tors and pig farmers – into a large-scale, magnificent symbol of tolerfirst two months alone. The previous spring, roughly 80,000 art lovance. He gets teary eyed when he says that he had never before expeers had lined up in front of The Haus pop-up gallery close to Berlin rienced a more profound feeling of community. Zoo. Keep your eyes open and you will also find astonishingly creaIrish artist Conor Harrington raises awareness with his epic scenes tive artists producing utterly skillful, witty statements in cities such of physical violence spread out across entire frontages precisely in places where the urban architecture of high-rise blocks, storage buildings as Dresden, Hamburg, Tel Aviv, Vancouver and Genoa. Is the city their playground? A New York subway car, the rear and dreary suburban streets is a brutalist act itself. The Canadian artcourtyards in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district and the concrete frontages ist Richard Hambleton, who passed away last October, made dark corners of New York, Paris and Munich even more menacing with briskly of Parisian suburbs have all been used as canvases for agitation. Is sprayed-on, shadowy figures. Or take Barbara who writes: “Those who what these artists do somewhere in between smugly marking their territory and calling for solidarity, between shaking some things up have nothing and know nothing set homes for refugees alight.” Bam! and tearing others down? That probably was, and still is, the startAny further questions? She has almost 650,000 followers on Facebook. ing point for many of them. But now the stars of the street-art scene Barbara and the other artists have taken Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol at their word: Every human being is an artist, said one. In the are being celebrated on exhibition walls. They supply collectors like ­future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes, said the othBrad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Eric Clapton. Their works, like those by Banksy, fetch seven-figure sums at auction and they are commiser. Prescient indeed!  Continued on page 152 sioned by city planners and fashion designers alike.

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ROLLER COASTER  COS teamed up with the New York-based architecture trio Snarkitecture to create a fast-moving installation that works like a marble run.

Engage Your Senses

Hear, see, touch – it takes more than visual acuity to appreciate art. So prick up your ears and enjoy!

TOUCHING IS ENCOURAGED  The Outrospection project by Colombian artist Daniel Ramos Obregón was inspired by the philosopher Roman Krznaric. In order to get to know yourself, you have to come out of your shell. The range comprises eight porcelain objects.

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 ISTEN UP  L The work of Japanese digital pop artist Kota Yamaji is unsettling, to say the least, but it is meant to be. Need evidence? How about these unnerving plastic auricles with lime earrings attached. There isn’t much to interpret except that the world is a very strange place indeed.

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Art Expertise at your Fingertips Magnus Resch wants to revolutionize the art market with his Magnus app: Take a picture and receive instant information about an artist, a work of art, its current market value. The app is like Shazam for art. Who hasn’t stood in front of a work of art and wanted to know who the artist was? With my app you now get all the info: the name of the artist, the title of the work and even the price – all at no cost, because the app is free. On top of that, it can tell you the locations of galleries and museums, including their opening times and current exhibitions. It’s like a Google Maps for the art world. Very useful for going to look at art or getting ready for a date. Mr. Resch, what functions does your Magnus app offer?

So what’s your intention, to change the way we purchase and

I would like to expand the market by getting more people to buy art. This will benefit galleries and artists, because the art market is currently extremely small. The combined turnover of all the players worldwide is only $ 50 million. That is equivalent to FedEx’s turnover, but in that industry there are also UPS, DHL and others. So if artists and gallery owners want to make a living in the future, the market has to expand. And for this, you need buyers, but things are currently being made difficult for them. My app makes things easy. gather information about art?

How do you accumulate all the data on paintings, artists and

It’s a huge amount of work supported by crowdsourcing. Before launching the app, a team of 40 people spent three years gathering information on artworks and artists. Everything that could not be added automatically had to be entered manually. Today, the majority of the images are added by users themselves. Everyone who uses the app to take a photo of a work of art adds to the database. How much data is the app currently able to access? We are the world’s biggest platform for contemporary art and our database contains approximately ten million images. The app works in roughly 20,000 galleries worldwide, as well as in museums and at trade fairs. Do you have any advice for collectors? Art is a bad investment unless you purchase artworks for over a million dollars or more specifically as an investment. Otherwise you have to be incredibly lucky for it to pay off. But even then, it’s probably a better idea to play the lottery. That’s why I advise my friends to buy only art they like and to be aware that they will never make any money off it. At the age of 20, Magnus Resch founded a gallery specializing in contemporary art. In 2016, he developed the Magnus app. It identifies art like Shazam identifies music and has become the leading app for the international art market. You can download free versions for iPhone and Android at www. magnus.net

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ERWIN WURM BJ TOPOL DÜSSELDORF BEATRIZ MILHAZES

Erwin Wurm, pictured here with Bad Thoughts, 2016, is nearly always working – often on several things at once.


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Austria’s best known living artist Erwin Wurm has reinterpreted the art of sculpture with his viewer participation pieces. Last year, he represented his home country at the Biennale in Venice. Wurm is a master of the bizarre and paradoxical who comments on our age and affluent societies with a mischievous wink. He celebrated his breakthrough in 1997 with the One Minute Sculptures. Since then, Wurm’s wacky works of art have been on show at many hundreds of exhibitions worldwide.

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ERWIN WURM, BIG MOTHER, 2015/© VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2017 (1)

Erwin Wurm is confident enough to poke fun at himself. In 2008 he exhibited gherkins on pedestals, labeled as self-portraits.


“Questions are my daily bread, as are the doubts and indecision I feel until I finish a piece.”

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ERWIN WURM, STONE, 2017/© VG BILD-KUNST, BONN 2017

This work is entitled “Stone.” The sculptor leaves the rest up to the observer, each of whom will interpret it differently.


1 Big Mother, 2015 2 18 Pullovers, 1992 3 Half Big Suit, 2016 4 Venetian Sausage, 2016 5 Abstract Sculptures (What?), 2014 6 Work material 7 Cucumber, modernistic, 2016 8 One Minute Sculpture “Organisation of Love,� 2007.

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Austrian pavilion, Biennale 2017: a 1970s trailer became the setting for One Minute Sculptures dealing with the subject of migration.

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“I ask questions of society. And I create works of art that ask questions, which are crazy as well.” 

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Meaty issues: The sausage appears frequently in Erwin Wurm’s oeuvre. The materials he uses are often those right at hand.


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workers with asparagus sprouting from their noses, museum visitors in unfortunate predicatments, turned into sculptures… Erwin Wurm is a sculptor with a keen eye. Nothing and no one is safe from his subtle sense of humor. His works of art are created on an estate close to Vienna, where Wurm and his family live in an old house that he renovated with great care. Next door are the high-ceilinged buildings in which he works, supported by half a dozen craftspeople. The five hectares of land belonging to the estate provide enough space for a large number of Wurm’s sculptures, fruit trees and grazing sheep. Mr. Wurm, how do you come up with ideas?  When you’ve been doing this for several years, you know how it works, how to conjure up ideas. I am trying to get close to reality by using concepts like the absurd and the paradoxical. Seen from these perspectives, you quickly realize how crazy our world is. That’s why I don’t have to get myself into an altered state, get drunk, take drugs or meditate. Instead, when I focus and think about how to develop the work, I experience something like brainstorming. I keep working on the issue, and at some point the ideas come to me. Or not … (laughs) The more you work, the more inspired you’ll get. Most of the materials I use I find right at hand: sausages, pickled gherkins. That’s what I grew up with. What about the “Narrow House” sculpture, your parental home squeezed into a building just 110

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centimeters wide. How did that come about? 

process of losing our last certainties. The enlightenment, one of Europe’s greatest achievements, is getting more and more blurry, due to resurgent patriarchal structures. These are all topics for discussion. I ask questions of society. And I create works of art that ask questions, that assert themselves in this crazy world and that themselves are, to some extent, crazy. Is it your intention to be provocative?  No, what interests me are strong images. I believe in creating things that are memorable. For a recent exhibition, I designed word sculptures for which I invited people to climb on a pedestal and to say one or more sentences, for instance: “A football-sized lump of clay on a light-blue car roof.” You hear the sentence, visualize it, and that’s the sculpture. I like that. I plant an image in people’s minds as though it was a surgical procedure. Only just spoken and immediately it’s in your head. I always try to differentiate myself from artists who use pathos. Pathos makes people feel small, because it is intimidating. Instead, I believe in the marginal, the incidental, the ridiculous and things that make you feel desperate. In the end, what defines our existence is our relationship to humanity as a whole and to history. Compared to them, we are tiny. This discrepancy is something we have to live with. That’s what I am interested in – not the most recent nonsense spouted by Donald Trump or Angela Merkel, for that matter. I don’t want to comment on that. I am interested in absurdist theater, that’s why my work is created this way. Humor is only a part of that which is paradoxical. Humor is also about liberation. Is humor helpful in a crisis?  When your back is up against the wall, laughter won’t get you very far. But if nothing else, being conscious of the fact that everything is relative is helpful.

That was a more lengthy process. At first I was Does that mean that you find comedy in your frustrated that I had only been given such a nareveryday life?  Yes, I do. I often find myself row space to work with (Editor’s note: for an exridiculous, but others, too. That’s something hibition in Beijing in 2010). Initially, I felt like that does make me laugh. But I don’t find comcanceling, but then I thought: “Make what reedy in tragedy, or in the last of the big, imstricts you the subject of the piece.” That started portant subjects like life and death, and loss. several trains of thought. Which house should But I do find it in the things that surround us FIAC Paris, 2017: Headless I showcase the interior of? Eventually, I setevery day, in the little acquiescences that take figures and baggy suits are recurring tled on my parents’ home. It is the only house up more and more space. The older you get the ­motifs in Erwin Wurm’s work. more nutty you become. I know really well. In addition to this, many of my works have been about my parents, my father in particular. The ArtFacts.Net puts you at number nine in their ranking of living arthouse was built in the 1960s when society was still restrictive. My ists. What do you think of that?  I don’t take it too seriously, but it also father was a police detective and we were still beaten at school. All pleases me. this influenced the piece. I wanted to make the narrow house really You are the ultimate authority, of course, when it comes to your work. narrow. Not in an abstract way, but with photos, curtains and wallDo you always know when a work of art is finished?  When I started paper from that era. out, I often didn’t know whether to keep working on a piece or whethDo you work on more than one project simultaneously?  Yes, I work er that would make it overdone. But now I have learned that it’s a maton many at the same time. When pieces leave for an exhibition, my ter of experience and intuition. I am friends with the great writer Fritworkshop suddenly feels very empty. I don’t like this state of emptizi Mayröcker, and you could ask whether one of her poems is finished ness, so I keep working. That’s why there’s actually always work goor not. Maybe it isn’t, but that doesn’t matter. Fritzi made the decision ing on, except in the depths of winter. to leave as is, and once the writer makes this decision, the work is finAre there subjects that are beyond the scope of sculpture because ished. The same applies to artists. There are wonderful paintings by you cannot get the work out fast enough?  I usually don’t react to Picasso and others that feel unfinished, but that’s exactly what constievents directly. I have tried this a few times, but at the end of the day, tutes their quality. I often like things better when they look unfinished. But with “Fat Cars” for example, I wanted to create a full-scale image I don’t see myself as a political artist. And I don’t want to be one beof a corpulent car, so it really had to be completely finished – perfect. cause it would sully my work. I deal with social issues, certainly: the On a technical level, who helped you get the dimensions right?  I was disintegration of truths and established standards. Physical cash will disappear at some point in the future. And we are in the process of invited to the General Motors plant in Rüsselsheim, where they had giving up our freedoms, of becoming ever more transparent. Everyhuge 3D computers, and I was free to experiment for three days, supone just looks on and thinks it’s normal. There something not quite ported by the technicians.  Continued on page 152 right there. After all, our time is one of uncertainty. We are in the

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She who makes a She’s so well known and connected in the art world that she doesn’t need a website. BJ Topol and Kay Childs founded Topol Childs Art Advisory in 2007. A specialist for American Art from 1900 to the present, Topol advises private collectors as well as museums. A visit to her Manhattan apartment. INTERVIEW: Emily Note PHOTOS: Atelier Doré/Trunk Archive

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Always in focus (on the wall, left): the gleaming blue neon sign “Work No. 389 – Love” by British artist Martin Creed.


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The art expert in her dining room. On the wall, “Freischwimmer 198,” an abstract photograph by Wolfgang Tillmans.


Mirror image: Ugo Rondinone’s tree sculpture “When Water Went South for the Winter It Carried Us Down Like Storm Driven Gulls,” 2003.


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BJ Topol, who grew up in Lake Tahoe, is the absolute go-to art advisor for major collectors and has inspired new designs from the likes of Phillip Lim and Derek Lam. In ”Sex and the City,” Candace Bushnell modeled the role of Charlotte on the knowledgeable art historian, and as a little girl, Topol appeared in the The Godfather as Al Pacino’s little daughter. She lives with her family in a loft full of art in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. Where does your interest in art come from? Having the direction to major in art history in college, your interest must have started at a

There are key moments in your life that change the trajectory, really lightning bolt moments. My grandmother was from the Deep South, and her family came over on the Mayflower. She collected antiques. That was where I first got this idea of beauty, and history and tradition. I learned that early on from her. Because in Lake Tahoe, California, where I grew up, there are no museums, there’s no culture. It’s all about the outdoors, it’s all about hiking, it’s all about the natural beauty. But my first light bulb was when I went to visit my great aunt in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. She was a docent at the Philadelphia Art Museum and she was a very cultured woman. There was a whole Marcel Duchamp wing at the Philadelphia Art Museum, which blew my mind. It opened me up and that was ­really when this passion started. She and her husband took us to the Barnes Museum. It was life changing. That’s what I’ve come to –that feeling where art seeps inside and you can’t live without it. There was someBJ Topol’s days are packed: She visits clients, attends gallery openthing in that moment.

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it was spending time on your knees looking at a Chippendale chair and being able to tell the difference between this carved foot and that carved foot. And why this wood had aged and the patina was making it more valuable. My business partner and I call it eye mileage. We always encourage clients to look and look because the more you see, you develop this understanding for what’s good, what’s great. But yes, I’ve been doing this for 27 years. How long was the Sotheby’s program?  At the time it was a ninemonth graduate program. I ended up getting a job at a gallery right after, and I worked there for 10 years. I was very lucky. It was a small gallery and at the time there still were masterpieces available in the 19th and early 20th century painting world. We handled so many of them and worked with museums and private collectors. How did your role change during those years at the gallery?  I started at the front desk. I would go in early and I’d stay late and I’d read catalogues. I would tip-toe to my boss’s office and listen to conversations with clients – I just poured myself into it. There was a moment where I had gotten an offer from Christie’s, so I went into my boss’s office to talk about it. He said, “I know that you’re ambitious, but one, you’re a woman, and two, you’re not quite manipulative enough to make it in the art world.” Hearing that was the biggest challenge I could have been given. I thought, I’m a woman but I can do it better, and I can also do it my own way. I don’t have to be manipulative. I can develop my own relationships with my clients based on integrity, trust, knowledge and all of those things. So it gave me that push. So after 10 years at the gal-

It was really exciting – to slowly build that confidence and to get to the point where new clients wanted to work with me and not necessarily with my boss. There were a couple of art advisors – amazings and goes to volleyball games when her two daughters play. How did you get involved in the ing women – who came in the This doesn’t leave much time for sitting on the sofa with her feet up. art business?  My father, who gallery and I would watch them was more traditional, wanted me to go to business school. He didn’t and think eventually, this is what I’d like to do. What was happening in your personal life during this time?  I was know what I was going to do with art. I said, “there’s a place called Sotheby’s that’s in Beverly Hills, and I’ve walked by it and I had immersed in my work. I used to say the Metropolitan Museum was read about it and I was intrigued, and it’s a business.” And I saw my best friend on Friday nights before I met my husband, because him just perk up. I loved it. I knew that I wanted to continue working, but I also wantThe “B” word!  Exactly! He took me to lunch one day after my classes ed to have a family. The idea was to start my own business as an art in L.A. We were walking on Rodeo Drive, and he said, “Oh, here’s advisor so when children came I would already have my business Sotheby’s! Let’s go in.” We get to the front desk and he says, “My established and I could work around it. And that’s what I did. It was daughter’s interested in an internship.” I interned there for my senreally scary. Any change is so hard – you question yourself. I went ior year, which was unbelievable. It was incredible because, when out to lunch with one of my clients and he said, “I’d like to be your you are study-ing art history, you’re looking at slides, you’re reading first client.” I had wonderful support. So how many clients do you work with now?  I have a business partner the facts. At Sotheby’s, you’re looking at the paintings, you’re holding them and you’re turning them around. It’s a whole different aswho I’ve been working with for 10 years, we did the Sotheby’s propect. The woman I worked for, her name was Meriwether Morris, gram together. We have clients that we’ve been working with – I’ve was amazing. With her help, I did the Sotheby’s American Painting been working with – for 25 years. We have clients who are looking program in New York. My father was very supportive. That’s how I for very specific works, so we’ll find the perfect Agnes Martin from came to New York. the right period. They’re not as active, but we’ve had such long relaWhat’s always been so impressive to me about those who study art tionships with them so they’re always in our minds. I would say we history is the vast amount of knowledge you have when you realhave maybe five very active clients, so around 10 all together. Kay, ly know art. The amount of memorization and to know things like a my business partner, and I have a very specific way of working, so brush stroke…  It becomes like a connoisseurship. That’s what they we’re not right for everyone.  Continued on page 154 were teaching in this Sotheby’s course. Instead of memorizing dates,

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  Joseph Beuys during his “How to Explain P ­ ictures to a Dead Hare” performance (left); one of Günther Uecker’s nail pictures (right).

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From Düsseldorf to the Museums of the World

Anselm Kiefer, Andreas Gursky and Gerhard Richter all have something in common: They studied at Düsseldorf’s renowned Kunstakademie art school. Martin Tschechne on a 200-year-old institution that can always be counted on to produce artists of international repute, thanks in large part to its strong and demanding teachers.


In 1988, the National Gallery in Berlin showed an A. R. Penck retrospective. Here: the artist in front of one of his works.

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  British sculptor Tony Cragg was director of Düsseldorf Art Academy until 2013.

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  Painter Karl Otto Götz taught in Düsseldorf for 20 years. Many of his pupils are world famous.


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In 2006, light artist Otto Piene showed a glowing orb equipped with innumerable light bulbs.

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Artist Candida Höfer in front of her work “Deutsche Oper am Rhein” in 2012.

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13 at Düsseldorf Exhibition Center. While prominent figures from the international scene – from Marina Abramovi´ c to Andy Warhol – were primarily responsible for pulling the crowds, it was mostly young artists from the city itself who, with the two-month exhibition of their paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations, made it abundantly clear that it wouldn’t be long before the whole world knew their names. That’s exactly what happened. To this day, the exhibitors number among the great names of contemporary art and their works are among the highlights of some of the world’s major collections and museums. They fetch top prices in galleries and auction houses from New York to Shanghai: Gerhard Richter and Markus Lüpertz, Katharina Sieverding and Jörg Immendorff. And while a trade show hall might be a rather dreary venue, the exhibition’s title announced a new departure across the broadest of fronts: “Von hier aus” – “From Here.” But why Düsseldorf? Firstly, because, in the early 19th century, the loss of what was once the Elector Palatine’s collection amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars had inflicted a wound that never fully healed. For many of the old masters the odyssey ended in Munich, where they now constitute a pillar of the world-famous Pinakothek museums. But this painful experience taught the city on the Rhine an important lesson: Art is identity. And that realization continues to make itself felt, even today.

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Secondly, because Düsseldorf was a booming commercial hub and its prosperity was expected to be a good breeding ground for arousing curiosity and keeping it alive. The city has traditionally been a place where new ideas get off the ground; the resulting profit benefits both sides of the equation. And thirdly, because that kind of respect for the ever-new vagaries of art keeps patrons and collectors alert and on their toes: Werner Schmalenbach, for instance, expanded the Kunstsammlung NRW – the art collection of North Rhine-Westphalia – into a hub for the ideas of modern and contemporary art. Haus K20 – a building with a strikingly curved, gleaming black facade that houses part of the collection – enjoys international standing. Then there’s ­Julia Stoschek, whose collection documents her discoveries of the very latest contemporary art more or less in real time. The essence of art lies in change and awakenings, as the city’s collections demonstrate at every turn. So many have started out from here. Painters Peter von Cornelius and Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow are


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Painter Gerhard Richter in front of his four-part “Birkenau” series in the Berlin Reichstag in 2017.

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  Nam June Paik pioneered video art. Here: a work entitled “The More The Better.”

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  Artist Markus Lüpertz in front of his “Echo des P ­ oseidon” sculpture in Duisburg harbor.


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  The versatile artist Heinz Mack founded the ZERO group together with Otto Piene.

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  Photographer Andreas Gursky in front of “Lehmbruck I,” a work from 2013.

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  Painter Jörg Immendorff (here, four years before his death) began studying under Joseph Beuys in 1964.

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  Photographer couple Hilla and Bernd Becher with their works in Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof.


a case in point: In the 19th c­ entury, their influence as directors led to Hong Kong and Miami Beach, Paris, Madrid, Hamburg, Cologne and the Electoral Art Academy becoming an intellectual center for GerNew York. Besides establishing and mentoring collections, his misman Romanticism and Classicism. Art historians even deem the Düssion also includes attending the major art fairs, where he demonstrates seldorf school of painting worthy of its own chapter. It wasn’t long bethat, in Düsseldorf, things that can only be had on their own in other fore the landscape and genre paintings by artists from the Rhine were capitals of young art are not only interlinked but synergized: A school, moving and delighting audiences from Moscow to Chicago. As a side an environment marked by prosperity and learned openness, the trauma of a loss that continues to make itself felt, a dense network of mageffect, they also spread the reputation of a serious and demanding ednificent collections and a public that can hardly wait to see what the ucation that was very likely second to none. And this is the very place next exhibition will bring. “Did I say on a par?” asks the gallerist, coywhere, ever since, generations of painters and sculptors from all over the world have learned that the freedom of art has to be fought for conly batting his eyelashes. “Actually, that’s putting it modestly!” stantly. They have been set an inspiring example by strong professors erlin might have become the capital  and you could say Cowho, with their work as artists, challenge their students to develop new logne is a little more laidback, but Düsseldorf has its academy and individual artistic positions. Art comes from art. In Düsseldorf, and a mentality that not only emerged from it but continues to shape its thinking to this day. Ulrich Rückriem, Katharina Fritsch they’ve known that for more than 200 years. And acted accordingly. From here, teachers like Norbert Kricke, Ewald Mataré or Karl Otto and Klaus Rinke, Gotthard Graubner and Sigmar Polke, Rosemarie Götz opened up new perspectives for Trockel, Gregor Schneider, A. R. Penck young art after World War II – perspecand Felix Droese, Nan Hoover, Imi tives that were bolder than anything Knoebel and Thomas Demand: The that had gone before and ranged from list of not just successful but famous conceptual art in its severest form to graduates and teaching staff goes on the release of totally unfettered abstracand on. Many of them set out from tion. From here, a young avant-garde here, captivated audiences, museums put the entire notion of art up for deand collectors all over the world – and bate. From here, initiatives like ZERO, eventually picked up as teachers where Fluxus, happening and performance they had left off as students: That’s the art matured into artistic movements Düsseldorf school for you. No serious that shaped the image of a new era. exhibition on the art of the last 20, 30 ünther Uecker covered chairs,  or 40 years, no Biennale, no Docua television set and a piano with menta and no sizeable museum show undulating fields of long nails. is complete without it. And because it Today his nail pictures are considered just so happens that art always comes icons. Heinz Mack and Otto Piene let from art, the list of names continlight and fire take charge of their color ues unbroken: Peter Doig and Marcel spectra and moving installations. And Odenbach, Richard Deacon and KathaJoseph Beuys covered his head with rina Grosse, Tony Cragg, Rita McBride and Eberhard Havekost. gold leaf and honey, stepped onto a Joseph Beuys was the most famous of stage at avant-garde gallery Schmela and explained art to a dead hare. Oh yes, them all. He was also the most conspicthere was some funny stuff going on in uous, the most controversial, and second to none when it came to fighting to those wild Düsseldorf years... Daniel Spoerri invited his artist overcome the forms and rituals of estabfriends to a meal accompanied by wine lished art – all while adhering firmly to Budding artists from all over the world and coffee and full ashtrays and hung the Düsseldorf principle of training stutry to get a ­ ccepted to the Düsseldorf academy. what was left of it on the wall as a picdents through the medium of good and Its graduates often return as teachers. ture – thus inventing Eat Art. In a way, strict teachers. It was from here that he gave the world the “Fat Corner” and the “Felt Suit,” from here that the industrialist’s wife, patron and collector Gabriele Henkel emulathe declared direct democracy and referendums to be artistic teched him: She decked her table for anybody with money or wit or talent, niques and elevated everyone to the status of artist. When he starta great figure or a good story to tell, held soirees, dinners, parties, ored getting serious about his new concepts and occupied the offices of gies and happenings, brought people together, networked, made disthe already hopelessly overcrowded academy with would-be students coveries, nurtured and celebrated her protégés – and could always be found in the thick of things, reveling in admiration as the queen of who had been rejected, it was none other than the minister-president high society. And when a gallerist like Hans Mayer featured stars of himself, Johannes Rau, who threw the recalcitrant professor out. The the international scene such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg art scene had its scandal, and it fuelled the discourse on art for many or Roy Lichtenstein in an exhibition, the hard rockers of The Who years to come. One year later, in October 1973, Beuys wrapped himwere invited along to pound their guitars at the opening, and art hisself in an old army coat and had himself rowed back across the Rhine in a theatrical happening that involved him standing upright like a torian Werner Spies had a hard time making his lecture heard above conquistador in a dugout carved by his student Anatol. Even painters the noise. On other occasions, the festivities were accompanied by the of the old school would be hard put to create images of such power. electronic music of Kraftwerk – a band from Düsseldorf. It was also from here that Korean-born Nam June Paik kicked off Gallerist Mayer, originally from Swabia, isn’t lacking in local pride, the phenomenon of media art with installations consisting of videither: “Since the 1960s and ’70s,” he says, “Düsseldorf has been on a eo screens full of flickering images. He was a professor at the acadpar with cultural capitals like New York or Paris as far as young art is emy for almost 20 years. concerned.” Two years ago he celebrated his gallery’s 50th anniversa Continued on page 160 ry, and to this day he is still almost permanently on the move between

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A Symphony of Color Beatriz Milhazes’ huge, highly decorative paintings have brought her international fame. Art book publisher Taschen celebrates the Brazilian artist’s work in its stores – and has now also launched two limited editions of a new, outsized monograph. For Milhazes, painting is “a perpetual challenge.” Her stylistic mix of foreign and Brazilian motifs, shapes and colors is unique. INTERVIEW: Eva Karcher

The artist in her home town Rio de Janeiro in February 2017; her studio isn’t far from the Atlantic Forest.


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The “Marola” (Waves) sculpture is over 2.5 meters high and consists of acrylic, enamel, copper, brass, steel, polyester – and flowers.


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sitting on the patio of the Como Metropolitan Hotel. Beatriz Milhazes is wearing a cream-colored summer dress with little puff sleeves, gold creole earrings, several gold chains with pendants and rings on almost every finger. “I love flamboyance – and not just in my paintings,” she says. Despite the helicopters whirring overhead, Brazil’s star artist is completely focused. ­Miami Beach, 

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pers and condemned my friends to the same fate! (laughs) That’s a good cue to talk about my technique. The work processes themselves are crucial to the results. You developed your own collage technique, right?  Yes. It was all about combining two- and three-dimensionality. I started on the collages in 1989. On the one hand, I stuck fabrics and bits of paper on the canvas and painted individual areas by hand. On the other hand, I started painting motifs on plastic films, letting them dry and then sticking them on the canvas. When I pulled the film off, the motif I’d painted was left behind on the canvas. That allowed me to preserve the intensity of the colors, their metallic gleam and fluorescent brightness. Another very important aspect was that I could define every shade precisely as I wanted it. It also allowed me to combine my motifs in an endless series of new transparent layers, a bit like the metamorphosis of plants.

What’s so unique about Rio is the mix of megacity and tropical landscape, ocean and beaches, mountains and forests. It’s also where I was born. My studio is next to the botanical garPlant shapes and flowers are just as key to your vocabulary as the litdens, not far from the Atlantic Forest. I’ve always loved painting, even tle hearts and crochet patterns of folk art, microorganisms from the as a child. It was omnipresent in our realm of biology, the stars and spirals of astronomy and geometric symbols. house because my mother was a professor of art history. But my father’s What is it that connects all these different elements?  My imagination. I a culture lover too; he’s an attorney. Nevertheless, I initially studied social never copy anything; instead, I transcommunication and even got a degree late the atmosphere of a motif into my in it. But I didn’t see myself becoming own visual language. That’s probably a journalist. Then my mother suggestwhy my work manages to fascinate ed I go to the art academy because I people from different cultural backhad a good instinct for color. Even afgrounds. They find something in it ter all this time, I’m still grateful for that has links with their own culture. her intuition. So you used Brazilian ingredients to So you studied painting? Yes, that develop a global visual language?  Not only Brazilian ones. There are was clear from the outset. In 1985 I lots of links to Europesaw a painting by Henri Matisse for an culture and American the first time and it touched something deep down inside me. Analyzpop art too. I went to New ing his brushstrokes made me realize York in 1994. Feminism it’s OK to make mistakes. But it took reigned there in those me a while to realize how difficult a days, and to start with I medium painting actually is. When was only offered exhibitions that either only feayou’re standing in front of an empty canvas, you have to forget everything “Você me olha por quê? Por que você está me tured women or only Latin you’ve ever learned about composition ­olhando?” (You are looking at me, why? Why are Americans. I refused to take you looking at me?). Painted in acrylic, 1990. and technique. Painting is a perpetual part – and it was a good decichallenge. It’s not something that is, it’s something that comes into besion because it meant people perceived me as an artist right from the ing. It’s a symphony of colors that I’m after. If a picture doesn’t strike beginning rather than seeing me as a feminist Latin American artist. The West is only gradually beginning to appreciate the significance the right notes, it can’t seduce anyone. Is that what it’s supposed to do?  That’s what it has to do. I’ve explored of female artists from Brazil – women like Lygia Clark, Mira Schenmy native country’s cultural heritage in great depth: the traditiondel or Tarsila do Amaral. Tarsila is one of my greatest heroines! In the al costumes and jewelry of the colonial period, the fabrics, ribbons, 1920s she and her partner, the writer Oswald de Andrade, were the frills, chains and beads, traditional arts and crafts, indigenous tribal stars of the São Paolo art scene. In a manifesto, Andrade propagated art, carnival folklore and the Brazilian Baroque. I’ve always been fasthe concept of cultural cannibalism, a radical mix of foreign and docinated by the way Brazilian culture revels in gold and splendor, its exmestic styles. That’s exactly what I do. uberant use of circles, arabesques, garlands and rosettes in ornamenBut it’s not about the mix per se?  Oh no, that would just end up betation and its over-ornate architecture. It was this sumptuous culture ing random. All the references I incorporate – the tropical colors, the I wanted to merge with my painting, as well as Brazil’s special light rhythms of the shapes – are connected with my search for what conand the tropical vegetation. stitutes our humanity. What’s our most profound human longing? I And that means using lots of very different shapes, colors and elethink it’s spirituality. ments?  That’s exactly what Brazil is: a culture full of extremely conAnd our desire for beauty?  The two go together. Beauty has to do with spirituality, it stands for fantasy, intimacy and familiarity. For flicting influences that have intermingled. I think what’s really Brazilian about my art is the freedom I give myself to combine essentially me, flowers are the primordial symbol of beauty’s diversity and the incompatible elements in all sorts of new variations. relationship between nature and culture. Flowers symbolize both joy Like the way you’ve been taking pieces of candy and chocolate paper, and pain, we use them to celebrate birth and to adorn our graves. In painting them and sticking them on canvases since the turn of the my house they’re all over the place – especially orchids. I even see millennium?  Oh God, I spent years eating chocolate for those wrapbeauty in their transience.

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it is works of the projects all tell unique stories – whether he is furnishing yachts or Renaissance that set the tone, rather than contemporary properties, and wherever he happens to be working in the world. Art art that tends to play a lesser role in the region. That plays a central role in every creative endeavour that he undertakes. He is highly skilled at applying materials, colours and light to set said, the sculptures of Tony Cragg and Niki de Saintaccents that really bring the charm of a building completely to the Phalle and the images of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol also have their place here. The “Vilfore. If Frédéric cannot find the right piece of furniture for a space he la Angelina” lies in the green hills that stretch out is designing – it needs to be both exclusive and comfortable – then between the culturally and historically important he simply designs it himself. As was the case with the “Villa Angelina” where he designed the black and white striped carpet that the little town of Lucca and the spa resort Forte dei Marmi, which became a magnet for the intergrand piano stands on, the white-upholstered seating both inside national jet set in the 1950s and has lost nothing of its charm since. The and outside, and other details. property dates back to the 18th century and is listed for its historical One challenge that Frédéric faced as he took on this project in Tuscany was dividing up the four levels of the interior in the best possignificance. It was practically uninhabitable when collectors became its new custodians, looking for a place where they could live among sible way. The property’s setting on a hillside naturally meant that their modern artworks. They brought in French interior designer the lower floors were smaller in size than those above. On the lowFrédéric Méchiche, who transformed the ermost level there is a swimming pool, space within these old walls into a consauna and hammam, and a large hobsummate blend of private museum and by room, while the level above compriscomfortable dwelling. es an approx. 330 m2 garage with access The fully restored residence exudes a to the staff quarters of the property. The first lower ground floor plays host to three classic and sleek appearance from afar bedrooms, each complete with en suite that is absolutely typical for the local region: various flat gables, a roof covered bathrooms. The ground floor accommoin red tiles, white walls adorned with dates the designated “gallery space”, featuring various different seating areas and traditional slatted window shutters and a large patio. Finally, the upper level is a black balcony balustrade with subtly delicate ornamentation. Once inside, the less grand and representative in its diinterior is quite something to behold. mensions, consisting of spaces designed Frédéric Méchiche has created loft-like for a greater degree of privacy. These include a master bedroom suite, a large spaces throughout the property that are streamlined in look, open in their layout bathroom and a library. plan and full of impact. y clients were looking to create A staircase constructed out of steel and a unique environment in which to showcase their collection,” said glass links the two intermediary levels of the house, both of which have an unosFrédéric Méchiche. “So that is precisetentatious black and white colour scheme ly what I created for them. One thing that makes sure it is the artworks that was particularly important for me: In always form the focus. Large white my view, the purpose of architecture is not to be decorative but rather to create walls, very similar to those of a gallery, a house that feels like a home.” And he form the perfect backdrop for impressive masterpieces by Robert Rauschenhas certainly succeeded in this aim. An The interior designer Frédéric Méchiche berg, Gerhard Richter, Roy Lichtenstein absolutely masterful feat considering has his studio based in Paris. He designs homes and Tom Wesselmann, complemented that the “Villa Angelina” spans a considand yachts all over the world. by sculptures by John Chamberlain and erable living and utility space of approx. Sacha Sosno. In line with the owners’ wishes, vast windows allow 2,750 m2 overall. In addition to the commodious living rooms there nature into the house, and flood the interiors with natural dayare twelve suites with bathrooms in total, as well as a fully fitted light, in addition to opening up views overlooking the property’s gourmet kitchen, a dining room, office, wine cellar, numerous othpark grounds and olive groves. This outlook also takes in the varier bathrooms, utility rooms and a security room. From the approx. ous works dotted around the house, extending the exhibition space 1,180 m2 terrace, residents look out over the 230 trees that make up out onto the terrace: a gigantic rabbit by Barry Flanagan, and sculpthe olive grove, and across a formal garden, orchard and vegetable tures by Tony Cragg and Sacha Sosno. garden, all of which are fully cultivated. The grounds span some 13 hen I envisage a new space for a client I am not merely hectares in total, and can be reached by car in just 30 minutes from thinking about interior design or decoration,” says Frédéric the airport in Pisa. A building permit has already been granted for Méchiche. “I focus far more on how the people want to dwell a helicopter landing pad to be installed here, and when travelling by within that space and what things would give them pleasure and satair the “Villa Angelina” and “Aeroporto Galileo Galilei” are just 10 isfaction in their particular case.” The Frenchman, who was born in minutes apart from one another. Besides the main house there is a Algeria, is a true master at incorporating art into domestic environguesthouse spanning approx. 460 m2 with a terrace of some 100 m2. ments. His father, a doctor, was a passionate collector of art and passed High-tech surveillance systems have been installed, guaranteeing on this avid enthusiasm to his son. 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he classic barn form of the Sebastopol Barn House is the result of an historic timber frame structure dismantled in upstate New York, cleaned, catalogued and refurbished in Texas, and planned for relocation in the wine country of Northern California, its current location. The enclosed interior living spaces are carefully designed to preserve the massive open space of the frame, highlighting the special

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 3.675 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 3,972 ft2  LAND APPROX. 7.99 acres  E&V ID E-002F43  CONTACT SONOMA COUNTY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. NATHAN DUPORT TEL. +1 707 494 6998  E-MAIL NATHAN.DUPORT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

wood and joinery, and capturing the mysterious light, shadow and spatial tracery of the floating beams and columns. Oversized windows, operable skylights and sliding doors make this home one with the land and afford panoramic views. The property includes a courtyard, approx. 3 acres of planted lavender, sufficient room for a pool, and more. There are currently two horses on the property, across from the creek.

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et amidst soaring trees and lush vineyards in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, this approx. 21.85-acre estate holds endless opportunities, with zoning that would accommodate everything from a single family residence or vacation rental to a winery with a tasting room and production facility. The property already boasts approx. 3 acres of pinot vines with room for more. The living and utility space totals

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LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. CHRIS BUCK TEL. +1 707 473 8944  E-MAIL CHRIS.BUCK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

approx. 8,500 ft2, spread over three gorgeous buildings that provide the utmost in domestic comfort. They are enhanced further by their setting in tranquil grounds featuring outdoor terraces and a superb pool. Marin County lies between San Francisco and the famous vineyards of Sonoma and Napa, making it perfect for those wishing to remain close to urban life while experiencing the joys of the northern California countryside.

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

Forestville

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE  USD 5.999 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 2,914 ft2  LAND APPROX. 21.85 acres  E&V ID E-002GW6  CONTACT  PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1939

Dana Point Romantic Coastal Idyll

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top Dana Point Headlands is a property that words almost fail to describe. One of the finest and most exclusive residences on the entire Californian coast, this exceptionally private and gated compound spans approx. one acre in an awe-inspiring setting. Unobstructed ocean, harbour and Catalina Island panoramas can be enjoyed from nearly every part of the property, including breathtaking vistas of the crashing waves

USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 17.995 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 4,500 ft2  LAND APPROX. 1 acre  E&V ID E-002F5X  CONTACT  PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. COLEEN BRENNAN TEL. +1 949 275 2775  E-MAIL COLEEN.BRENNAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

below the cliffside bungalow with its three decks. The estate is home to an array of residences, terraced towards the ocean to maximise the views. The main house is open and inviting, while the guest suite has a separate entrance, and a caretaker’s suite offers a variety of possibilities. The property allows flexibility to create a single landmark compound, two custom estates, multiple luxurious condos, or a combination of all.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1963

Incline Village Sensational Lakefront Living

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esidents here can wake up to gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe each morning while enjoying coffee on the deck of this truly magnificent home, which represents lakeside luxury at its best. Then it is just a short stroll to the private beach and marina where a day on the water can be spent cruising and relaxing by boat or kayak. Delicious meals with friends and family can be prepared in the gourmet kitchen, which has

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USA, NEVADA PRICE USD 1.699 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 1,750 ft2  NO. OF BEDROOMS 3  E&V ID E-002G6Q  CONTACT  PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. INCLINE VILLAGE & TEAM SOLI TEL. +1 775 298 5066  E-MAIL SOLITEAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

been remodelled with top-of-the-line Thermador appliances, custom Kraftmaid cabinets, Lazy Susan corner cabinets and pull-out drawers, granite slab countertops and an induction hybrid cook top. The master bedroom suite forms a fabulous retreat for rest, with vast picture windows that capture the last views of the day, the twinkling lights of the East Shore and the magical starry sky at night reflected in the lake itself.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1967

Aspen

Contemporary Home with Rocky Mountain Views

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his six-bedroom country home is situated in an upscale neighbourhood approx. 10 minutes’ drive from downtown Aspen. Designed by an architect following the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright in style and character, the property is filled with a timeless energy. There are formal and casual living rooms, both featuring a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has a dining area where family and friends can gather, while a

USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 6.3 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 5,336 ft2  LAND APPROX. 6.8 acres  E&V ID E-0025AH  CONTACT ASPEN (US) PORTFOLIO ASPEN PROPERTIES, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. CAROL DOPKIN TEL. +1 970 618 0187  E-MAIL CAROL.DOPKIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

separate dining room is perfect for elegant occasions. The master suite with an office/sitting room is attached to the main level, making it very liveable when only a couple is in residence. Five further bedrooms all lead out to beautiful wraparound decks. Spanning over 6 acres, the grounds comprise pastures for horses, mature trees, lovely lawns and gardens, and a private trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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Casa Fina

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC RON HENKEL TEL. +1 727 461 1000  E-MAIL RON.HENKEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

he sheer magnificence of this gorgeous property, known as Casa Fina, is reflective of a bygone era when homes were built with a tremendous pride of ownership. This six-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom estate incorporates architectural details that will impress even the most discerning eye. The double mahogany entrance will truly leave an impression and the Iranian marble flooring will make it indelible. The

kitchen boasts a gas stove with six burners, two ovens, and a grill. The formal living room incorporates 12 ft ceilings and art that rivals even the grandest of estates. Guests can take advantage of the guest suite above the detached garage. Below the main living quarters are both the garage and a butler’s suite. Another highlight is the balcony where serene views of the creek and nature preserve can be enjoyed to the full.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996

Belleair

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 2.499 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 6,086 ft2  LAND APPROX. 0.45 acres  E&V ID E-002HBC  CONTACT  BELLEAIR (US) GULF COAST LUXURY PROPERTIES, LLC


PHOTOS: 239LISTING, DERICK MORENO – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004

Cape Coral

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 5.599 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 11,099 ft2  LAND APPROX. 29,346 ft2  E&V ID E-00299X  CONTACT  CAPE CORAL (US) E&V SOUTHWEST REALTY, LLC

The Pinnacle of Riverfront Living

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC ZAYNAB BAKIR TEL. +1 954 701 0896  E-MAIL ZAYNAB.BAKIR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

xuding a level of sophistication and exclusivity that will be passed down from generation to generation, this Riverside Drive estate combines old-world craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technologies. Thoughtful architecture and lush landscaping set over almost 0.7 acres creates a staggering degree of space, light and privacy. Two additional land plots were purchased and incorporated into the estate in 2014. The

property boasts approx. 11,099 ft2 of living space and 208 ft of easterly river frontage. The formal living and dining rooms are accented with a magnificent marble and cherrywood fireplace, and an extravagant lapis lazuli chandelier. Absolutely no expense has been spared, with onyx imported from the Orient, exquisite built-ins, multi-tier mouldings, stained glass, and custom millwork throughout the estate.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1987

Naples

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 9.45 MILL.  E&V ID E-002H5P  INTERIOR APPROX. 4,241 ft2  LAND APPROX. 40 acres  CONTACT  OLDE NAPLES (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC

Opulent Coastal Retreat

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC DAVID GRUNINGER TEL. +1 239 405 0529  E-MAIL DAVID.GRUNINGER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

xquisite and unparalleled are just two words to describe this oneof-a-kind and recently remodelled masterpiece. The luxury estate perfectly combines coastal contemporary design with picturesque panoramic views. The open floor plan includes four en suite bedrooms, a powder bathroom and den, multiple terraces, balconies, a saltwater pool and spa. There are approx. 115 ft of uninterrupted views through

zero corner bi-folding doors, and private deeded beach access (approx. 55 ft boat capacity) just footsteps from the front gate. The architectural detailing includes imported limestone and Striato Olympico marble flooring, in addition to approx. 3-inch quartz countertops and waterfall edges. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of paradise, built with a level of craftsmanship that is rarely matched.

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PHOTOS: MAGGIE BARRY/TOUR FACTORY – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012

Naples

USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 5.89 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 6,209 ft2  LAND APPROX. 46 acres  E&V ID E-002GOC  CONTACT  OLDE NAPLES (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC

Contemporary Masterpiece

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC RYAN CHIODO TEL. +1 239 248 0551  E-MAIL RYAN.CHIODO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

he aesthetic hallmarks of this estate reflect a consistent flair for luxurious modern design. It is perfectly situated on approx. 165 ft of southwest-facing water frontage, complete with panoramic views. The main living area features floor-to-ceiling windows and American walnut flooring. Ultra-modern wall finishes line the archway, leading to a formal dining room encased by a sultry wooden ceiling and slate walls.

The kitchen features black galaxy granite countertops and stunning Brazilian rosewood cabinets. A resort-style pool and spa are crowned by four fire pits. The master bedroom has a zen garden ambience featuring a Japanese hinoki wood bathtub surrounded by carefully arranged rocks and bamboo. Spectacular stairs with a custom glass railing lead up to the first floor, which boasts an open plan loft and guest suites.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014

Westlake

Stunning Custom Vaquero Estate

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his magnificent estate is situated on the world-renowned private Fazio golf course, with views of the fairways, rolling terrain and majestic oak trees. Finished in 2014, it boasts an approx. 10 ft glass pendulum door leading into a spacious living area with soaring ceilings and walls of glass providing expansive outlooks. Just some features include an impressive glass-enclosed and temperature-controlled wine room, an

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USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 4.177 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 7,837 ft2  LAND APPROX. 0.556 acres  E&V ID E-002977  CONTACT  DALLAS SOUTHLAKE (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100  E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

open plan kitchen with custom cabinetry, professional appliances and exquisite quartz surfaces, plus a master suite that affords 180° views and a double walk-through shower with onyx accents. The guest quarters feature a private entrance and a floating staircase leading to the second level with two generously sized en suite bedrooms, a spectacular bar and a games room with deck overlook – all making this home one of a kind.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005

Johnson City

Le Chateau Horizon Mansion in Northeast Tennessee

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his custom-built, European-inspired home is located in the finest residential area of Johnson City. It rests on approx. 17 acres of immaculately manicured grounds with fabulous views. Its approx. 12,500 ft2 of interiors include six bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, a three-car detached and two-car attached garage. Master craftsmanship is immediately evident upon entry into the two-storey foyer with its marble flooring. The

USA, TENNESSEE PRICE USD 5.5 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 12,500 ft2  LAND APPROX. 17 acres  E&V ID E-002H9U  CONTACT  CHATTANOOGA (US) BRIDGE CITY REALTY LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. JACKIE MONTGOMERY TEL. +1 504 451 3395 & +1 423 521 3886  E-MAIL JACKIE.MONTGOMERY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

current owners have travelled extensively in Europe, bringing antiques back with them that now shine with rejuvenated splendour. The estate is sold furnished with these one-of-a-kind antique pieces. Just some highlights include a Baccarat crystal chandelier below Romeo & Juliet balconies in the foyer, and a converted basement with a kitchenette, a tiered private theatre, sound room, wine cellar, gym, and large play area.

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Classic Renovated Park Avenue Home

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his expansive three-bedroom residence is located directly on Park Avenue. It has recently undergone a meticulous two-year renovation where no detail was left overlooked. The elevator opens to a private vestibule featuring an elegant Marmara and Thassos marble floor with bronze accents. The foyer, set with similar stone, provides access to the formal dining room, living room and kitchen. Within the grand dimen-

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LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC NOEL BERK TEL. +1 212 371 4065  E-MAIL NOEL.BERK@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

sions of the light-filled great room there is a formal living area complete with a fireplace surround clad in bronze. The central dining room is ideal both for grand entertaining and intimate dinners. Designed by Emery Roth, this renowned pre-war building gives residents the best of both worlds, in a newly re-imagined home that exudes grace and splendour in the recently created ‘Gold Coast’ of the 57th Street corridor.

REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910

New York City

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 6.595 MILL.  NO. OF BEDROOMS 3  E&V ID E-002H2V  CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US)


New York City Pristine Light-filled Residence

REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000

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et in the very heart of Manhattan, this immaculate three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home overlooks Madison Square Park from every room, through windows soaring to over 9 ft in height that make the most of the views. A gracious entry foyer leads to the expansive great room with an open plan chef’s kitchen that features Bianco Carrara marble counters, back splashes, and an island with seating. SieMatic cabinets and a pantry

USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 7.495 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 2,391 ft2  NO. OF BEDROOMS 3  E&V ID E-002H5M  CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC FRAN SHAPIRO TEL. +1 347 556 4409  E-MAIL FRAN.SHAPIRO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

provide abundant and efficient storage. Professional grade stainless steel appliances include a refrigerator with double freezer drawers and a wine refrigerator by Sub-Zero, a cook top for gas and induction cooking, double wall ovens, and a built-in microwave all by Wolf, as well as a Miele dishwasher. The apartment’s ceilings are the highest in the entire building, soaring to well over 11 ft.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999

Carlisle

Space, Style & Tranquillity

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ituated some 3 miles from the centre of Concord, this is Carlisle’s most desirable private enclave of 13 custom homes. The reproduction façade blends seamlessly with the chic, clean-lined open floor plan, which is perfect for modern living on a grand scale. A gorgeous new custom kitchen with a fireplace leads to a breakfast room with French doors opening to a stone terrace. The family room features

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USA, MASSACHUSETTS PRICE USD 1.695 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 5,845 ft2  LAND APPROX. 2.35 acres  E&V ID E-0000EV  CONTACT  CONCORD (US) MENDOSA-BALBONI, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS U.S. HOLDINGS, INC. MENDOSA BALBONI TEAM TEL. +1 978 505 5558  E-MAIL MENDOSABALBONI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

an abundance of windows, a fireplace and access to a sun-filled deck. The romantic master suite has an adjoining sumptuous spa bathroom. The third floor affords a private two-room guest suite and a full-sized bathroom. A wonderful lower level walk-out also awaits with beautiful entertainment and play spaces. Meanwhile, the recently constructed and heated fitness barn provides endless possibilities.


PHOTOS: ALAN SHISHKO/JASON WHYTE – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY/GAS/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1986

Collingwood

Stunning Country Estate in Southern Georgian Bay

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estled in the premier four-season community of Collingwood, this quintessential country estate boasts approx. 30 acres bordering Black Ash Creek. A winding drive creates a dramatic arrival to this spacious stone home, surrounded by manicured grounds, an outdoor waterfall, tiered decks, a pool, hot tub, tennis court, and barn with a high-tech office and equestrian facilities. Heritage apple trees, pear

CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE  CAD 3.4 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 6,534 ft2  LAND APPROX. 30.35 acres  E&V ID CA-0024F8  CONTACT  COLLINGWOOD (CA) 2459556 ONTARIO INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. CHRISTINE BRENNAN TEL. +1 705 999 8213  E-MAIL CHRISTINE.BRENNAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

trees and organic raspberry bushes dot the landscape approaching an evergreen forest with some 12,000 trees. Outdoor hiking, biking and riding can be enjoyed here on the property’s groomed trails, which unfold to a covered bridge, a log cabin with a sleeping loft, and towering mature hardwoods flanking the creek. The property is close to the area’s private ski clubs and golf clubs, and just minutes to Georgian Bay.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 82.10 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 21.80 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2008 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

South Tenerife

Luxury & Relaxation on Costa Adeje Golf Course

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his property finds itself in outstanding condition and is notable for the high level of luxury and quality it has to offer. Set in the heart of breathtaking gardens and terraces, and just alongside the famous Costa Adeje Golf Course, it is the excellent quality of the construction standard that gives this home its value. In addition to a well-conceived room layout set over three floors, the property also impresses with a gracious reception

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SPAIN, CANARY ISLANDS PRICE  EUR 3.5 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 321 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,063 m2  E&V ID W-029KQ1  CONTACT TENERIFFA-ADEJE (ES) CASA CON AMBIENTE HECHT S.L.U. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +34 922 71 95 73 E-MAIL ADEJE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

area with a lounge, a wine cellar, spacious living areas, a modern kitchen, and five bedrooms, one of which is a master suite featuring a private terrace, a Jacuzzi and fabulous views of the coast. Full-length windows and sliding doors throughout the residence flood the interiors with natural light and create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. Outdoors, an infinity pool affords unforgettable views looking out over the Atlantic.


PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN MONTORO – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 144.3 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 364.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1967 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Majorca

Villa with Breathtaking Panoramic Views in Portocolom

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his villa with direct access to the sea is perhaps most impressive for its incredible setting. The views from here of the natural harbour of Portocolom, the Old Town, idyllic beach and mountain panorama are simply overwhelming. The entrance area opens on to a light-flooded and spacious living/dining area with an open plan kitchen. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms set over two levels linked via an elevator.

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE  EUR 4.9 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m2  LAND APPROX. 3,648 m2  E&V ID W-029237  CONTACT  MALLORCA-SANTANYI (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS SÜD-OST, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH  TEL. +34 971 64 21 01 E-MAIL SANTANYI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

The double garage provides direct access to the house. The indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi and the infinity pool in the garden enhance this residence still further. Beautiful beaches, the Vall d’Or Golf Club and the harbour promenade with its many restaurants, cafés and bars are all located in the immediate vicinity. The fabulous location of this land plot makes it a genuinely rare and special property on the island.

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

Majorca

Fantastic Designer Country Estate with Sea Views in Deià

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his gem of an estate offers stylistic contrasts with a combination of traditional design influences and state-of-the-art technologies. It enjoys absolute privacy and boasts impressive views of both the Tramuntana Mountains and the sea, with sunsets all year round. Besides the main house with its large garage and elevator, there is also a separate guest wing, two further guesthouses, a staff house with a carport, and

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SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE  EUR 11.5 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 880 m2  LAND APPROX. 227,000 m2  E&V ID W-022MIL  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

a utility building. In total, the property comprises seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, six of which are en suite. One enters through a courtyard to the house, which leads on to a living room, dining area, library and a relaxation room on the ground floor, along with the kitchen, a utility room and access out to the terrace. The lower ground floor plays host to a sauna, a fitness room and a bodega with access to the pool.


PHOTOS: FRANCISCO GARVI – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 131.94 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D

Majorca

Manorial Country Estate on a Hill with Panoramic Views

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his fully furnished property was built using exclusive materials in a traditional style and is set just outside the sought-after village of Santa Maria del Camí. Spacious interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows, rooms filled with light and open spaces all encapsulate modern luxury living, while combining traditional elements and details. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with river stone flooring, a living room with a natural

SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE  EUR 3.2 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 486 m2  LAND APPROX. 3.01 ha  E&V ID W-00AI4F  CONTACT  MALLORCA-SANTA MARIA (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH  TEL. +34 971 62 16 29 E-MAIL SANTAMARIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

stone fireplace, a kitchen with adjoining dining room, a further living room, and a guest WC. The upper floor consists of four bedrooms, all of them with an en suite bathroom, while the master bedroom comprises a dressing room and its own terrace. Above the garage, there is a guest apartment with a separate entrance. Other highlights include a pool, a private well and a designated electricity supply.

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PHOTOS: NATIVIDAD CASANOVA – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1992

Dehesa de Campoamor

Luxury Mediterranean Villa

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his stunning and south-facing gem of a villa is located in the exclusive community of Campoamor in the south of the Costa Blanca, which is surrounded by a beautiful pinewood forest just minutes from the beaches of Orihuela. Built over three levels each connected by an elevator, this recently renovated property boasts a kidney-shaped pool in the garden and panoramic views of the trees. It comprises an entrance

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SPAIN, ALICANTE PRICE  EUR 1.18 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 450 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2  E&V ID W-02ACLR  CONTACT  ORIHUELA (ES) ALICANTE SURESTE IMMOBILIARIA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +34 96 692 11 39 E-MAIL ORIHUELA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

hall, living room, dining room, seven large bedrooms and eight bathrooms (some en suite), in addition to a storage room, pantry, drying rack, and a fully fitted kitchen with a breakfast area and an adjacent formal dining room. There is also an exclusive lounge with beautiful views looking out across the pool area and garden. The basement floor consists of a music room and a garage with space for two cars.


PHOTOS: ISABEL GARCIA ALONSO – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Valencia

Luxury Property at a Prime Address

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his luxurious dwelling is situated in a classically designed building in the heart of Valencia. The exclusive apartment is located on the Calle de La Paz, with superb views through its large window frontages of the Plaza Alfonso el Magánimo and Calle del Mar, as well as the city’s royal Viveros gardens. It affords approx. 226 m2 of living space in one of the most renowned and upscale areas of the city. It is spacious and flooded

SPAIN, VALENCIA PRICE  EUR 1.2 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 226 m2  NO. OF BEDROOMS 4  E&V ID W-02A0VO  CONTACT  VALENCIA (ES) EV MMC SPAIN, S.L.U. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +34 96 351 78 97 E-MAIL VALENCIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

with light, as well as boasting the most beautiful finishes including high moulded ceilings and the finest wooden parquet. A large hallway leads through to a grand reception space, while other interiors include a modern fully fitted kitchen, two large bathrooms and four bedrooms, plus an en suite master bedroom. Apartment residents benefit from a concierge service, and parking spaces are available for separate purchase.

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PHOTOS: BIDESBOST PHOTOGRAPHY – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE

Neguri

Superb Home in a Neo-Basque Style

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splendid porch and front door form a fitting entrance to this house, which features comfortable bedroom quarters and a large en suite master bedroom on the ground floor. Both the main staircase and a modern elevator lead to the first floor, where a landing hallway gives on to the various rooms including a grand office/library, a living room, and dining room opening to a terrace. The second floor comprises a

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SPAIN, BASQUE REGION PRICE  EUR 2.55 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 425 m2  LAND APPROX. 500 m2  E&V ID W-02955V  CONTACT GETXO (ES) BI-WOTER 56, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +34 946 40 89 89 E-MAIL GETXO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

large living room with access to a balcony, a fully fitted kitchen, and two further bedrooms with two bathrooms. All interiors on this level enjoy exceptional height and warmth, thanks to the beautiful wooden roof structure. The combination of first-class contemporary materials and classic design, all complemented by a spectacular heated pool in the garden, puts this exclusive home in a league of its own.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Loulé

Elegance & Detail in Goldra

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ocated in a largely undiscovered area of the Algarve, this villa is bathed in exquisite natural light and exudes tranquillity, harmony and comfort. The six en suite bedrooms are inspired by prestigious hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Every step of its construction, decoration and design has been meticulously approached with attention to detail. The kitchen has been fitted to a professional level

PORTUGAL, ALGARVE PRICE  EUR 5.425 MILL.  E&V ID W-027Y9Y  INTERIOR APPROX. 643 m2  LAND APPROX. 1.14 ha CONTACT  VILAMOURA (PT) IMO. VILAMOURA MEDIACAO IMOBILIÁRIA, LDA. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +351 913 74 77 27 E-MAIL VILAMOURA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

and is perfect for preparing consummate gourmet cuisine. White is the dominant colour throughout, creating a sense of space and making the most of the abundant light, while large windows overlook and open on to the Algarve’s ocean coastline, 280 metres above sea level. Eco-friendly amenities include solar and photovoltaic panels, and a private water treatment system incorporated into the garden’s irrigation system.

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PHOTOS: ZIEN24 – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Pine Hills Vilamoura Luxury Condominium in Gated Community

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his private, gated and luxury condominium embraces comfort, quality and well-being just next to the Vila Sol golf course in Vilamoura. The design has Portuguese influences, with modern and elegant interiors, wide balconies, landscaped gardens, a gym, pool areas, concierge, 24/7 security, and other facilities. Elevators provide access directly into the apartments, which are each fully furnished. Amenities include under-

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PORTUGAL, ALGARVE PRICE  EUR 335,000 – 795,000  E&V ID W-02AYJT  INTERIOR APPROX. 91 – 155 m2  NO. OF BEDROOMS 1 – 3 CONTACT  VILAMOURA (PT) IMO. VILAMOURA MEDIACAO IMOBILIÁRIA, LDA. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +351 913 74 77 27 E-MAIL VILAMOURA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

floor heating and air conditioning throughout, a fireplace, porcelain ceramic floor tiles, high-end appliances, satellite TV, video entry and solar panels, along with superb views of the sea and golf course. There are two stunning penthouses on offer, with two and three bedrooms respectively. Pine Hills is the perfect place to enjoy the Algarve, relax by the sea and fall in love with a new home away from everyday life.


PHOTOS: LAURENT MEESEMAECKER – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 132 kWh/m2a – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Belle Époque Property Above Monaco with Sea Views

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ust 10 minutes from Monaco and at walking distance from the beach, this unique residence dating from the Belle Époque encompasses a main villa, two spacious guest villas, two staff apartments, two pools, and two spa buildings. It occupies an elevated plot of approx. 5,000 m², complete with panoramic views. The main villa spans some 350 m² and is set over three floors. Interiors include an entrance hall, living room,

FRANCE, CÔTE D’AZUR PRICE  EUR 25 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 800 m2  LAND APPROX. 5,000 m2  E&V ID W-027BI7  CONTACT CÔTE D’AZUR MMC (FR) EV MMC FRANCE S.A.S. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +33 493 54 93 42 E-MAIL COTEDAZURMMC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

dining room opening to a terrace and heated pool, a kitchen, a master suite with a balcony, two bedrooms with bathrooms, a laundry, and a huge office that could be converted into bedrooms. The pool house plays host to a spa featuring two saunas, a Turkish bath and Jacuzzi, and is complemented by an elegant guest villa of approx. 280 m² with an impressive roof terrace and a further guesthouse spanning some 70 m².

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Prestigious Villa on an Exceptional Private Estate

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his impressive mansion is set on an exceptional private estate of some 102 ares, located in green and peaceful environs that guarantee the utmost privacy just minutes from the city centre of Luxembourg. The property has an interior of approx. 533 m2 and is located in a beautiful park that is completely fenced in, filled with trees, and accessible via a private driveway. It accommodates five bedrooms, four bathrooms,

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ENGEL & VÖLKERS LUXEMBOURG REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE SARL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +352 28 26 17 27 E-MAIL LUXEMBOURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a large foyer, a separate kitchen with access to the garden, and an exceptional living room spanning some 96 m2 that benefits enormously from its high ceilings, open fireplace and numerous large windows. The attic could be converted to accommodate two additional en suite bedrooms. Other notable highlights include a fitness room, a sauna, a four-car garage, and an alarm system with video surveillance.

PHOTOS: MATTHIAS MAY – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1970 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G

Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG PRICE  EUR 5 MILL.  E&V ID W-0296K6  INTERIOR APPROX. 533 m2  LAND APPROX. 10,210 m2 CONTACT LUXEMBOURG (LU)


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1928

Aerdenhout

Magnificent Country House at an Exclusive Location

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illa Blauwduin is situated in the beautiful village of Aerdenhout, one of the most exclusive residential areas in the Netherlands, near the capital Amsterdam and the superb beaches at the coast. This stunning country residence with a thatched roof is set in marvellous estate grounds that have uncompromised privacy. The impressive manor dates back to 1928 and was designed in an English country house style

THE NETHERLANDS, NORTH HOLLAND PRICE EUR 6.895 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 759 m2  LAND APPROX. 23,185 m2  E&V ID W-02ADY5  CONTACT AMSTERDAM ZUID (NL) HOME VIEW INT. BV LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. + 31 20 716 24 18 E-MAIL AMSTERDAMSOUTH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

by the architect J. Konings. No expense was spared during renovation work several years ago to ensure the utmost standards of luxury and taste. Elegant materials such as Italian marble and stately oak grace the interiors, along with charming period details including four fireplaces and a splendid main staircase. The private land consists of a park-like garden, a fountain, a garden dome and a guesthouse with a garage.

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PHOTOS: FREDERIK VAN DEN BERG – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1977

Laax-Murschetg

Exclusive Maissen Residence

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his unique gem of a property was built in 1977 and underwent thorough modernisation from 2014 to 2016. It stands in a raised and desirable location in Laax. The interior furnishings reflect a homely Alpine style and are high in quality, making use of exquisite materials. Precious antiques and beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces have been combined here with contemporary elements. The entrance hallway gives

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SWITZERLAND, GRISONS PRICE CHF 4.75 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m2  LAND APPROX. 898 m2  E&V ID W-02A85C  CONTACT  FLIMS (CH) TOP LIVING IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG  TEL. +41 81 911 33 82 E-MAIL FLIMS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

on to a spacious living and dining area with an adjoining kitchen that has been fitted to an exclusive standard and opens out to the terrace and garden. This representative part of the property is predestined for evenings spent by the fireside, or festivities with friends and families. The chalet comprises a total of four bathrooms with showers, a large family bathroom with a sumptuous bathtub, and three additional WCs.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – FIRST OCCUPANCY

Zurich

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE  CHF 3.78 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 207 m2  NO. OF ROOMS 4.5  E&V ID W-025KZ2  CONTACT  ZÜRICH PARADEPLATZ (CH) ZÜRICH URBAN LIVING AG

Pure Luxury – with Lake & Alpine Views

LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG  TEL. +41 43 888 11 22 E-MAIL  ZUERICHPARADEPLATZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

ituated on the 17th floor of the renowned Renaissance Towers, just 10 minutes from Zurich’s main station and 15 minutes from the airport, this luxurious apartment is now ready for first occupancy. It combines prestige and design with a comprehensive service offer akin to that of a five-star hotel. This includes a concierge service, fitness, room service, use of the conference facilities and much more – all intended

to make home life up here above the rooftops of Zurich even more appealing and enjoyable. The apartment boasts ceiling heights of 2.80 m and comprises three bedrooms in total, each with en suite bathrooms. It has been tastefully finished to an extremely exclusive standard. The fully glazed façades and southeast orientation provide for a truly unique outlook overlooking the city, Lake Zurich and the Alps beyond.

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PHOTOS: APIX/ALEX BUSCHOR – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2009

Near Zurich

Farmhouse with the Most Discerning Standards

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his beautiful farmhouse property is an absolute one-off. It was built using the very latest and top-quality materials in 2009, and boasts state-of-the-art technical fittings and double cavity walls. The high and expansive entrance area features the original wooden ceiling of the former barn threshing floor. It leads residents and visitors through to the open plan living/dining area and modern kitchen, which is separated

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SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE  CHF 3.8 MILL.  E&V ID W-02893M  TOTAL FLOOR SPACE APPROX. 472 m2  LAND APPROX. 702 m2  CONTACT  BÜLACH (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG  TEL. +41 43 500 38 38 E-MAIL BUELACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

off by a stylish fireplace. The roof level accommodates a 6.5-roomed maisonette apartment, which is currently a shell construction. The 2.5-roomed guesthouse or studio building could be used either as a living or working space. The idyllic and well-maintained garden is ideal for spending time relaxing. This mansion affords contemporary, high-quality standards and ample privacy close to the city of Zurich.


PHOTOS: APIX/ALEX BUSCHOR – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1750

Hombrechtikon

Idyllic Zurich-Style Country Home

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ombrechtikon is situated close to the city of Zurich and the historic town of Rapperswil. Removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life and bordering onto beautiful scenery, this property offers a superb quality of life. Built in a prestigious country house style typical for the Zurich region and dating back to 1750, the house was completely modernised in 1973 and converted into a unique two-unit residence. It

SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE  CHF 2.65 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,081 m2  E&V ID W-00YCDV  CONTACT RAPPERSWIL (CH) WOHNEN ZÜRICHSEE AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG  TEL. +41 43 210 92 20 E-MAIL RAPPERSWIL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

has been refurbished and maintained with loving attention to detail on an ongoing basis since 1984, and finds itself in excellent condition. The prestigious entrance with its impressive granite stone flagging is enough to transport residents and visitors into another world where time slows down. The garden grounds also form an enchanting oasis, with calming areas to relax, a pergola, and a wide variety of different trees and foliage.

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

Wolhusen

Exclusive State-of-the-Art Apartment with a Pool

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his splendid apartment feels like a substantial property, with a utility space of some 1,056 m2. It affords uncompromised privacy and optimum sunlight. The outdoor area is ideal for relaxation and enjoyment, with a heated pool, Jacuzzi and loggia with a pizza oven. The Bulthaup kitchen with a teppanyaki, two steamers and a gourmet oven leaves nothing to be desired. The apartment is fitted with

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SWITZERLAND, LUCERNE PRICE  CHF 2.5 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 308 m2  NO. OF ROOMS 7.5  E&V ID W-028NT0  CONTACT LUZERN-LAND (CH) STOCKER IMMOBILIEN-MANAGEMENT AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG  TEL. +41 41 910 58 58 E-MAIL LUZERN-LAND@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a superior B&O sound system, in addition to a sophisticated security alarm. Two Cheminée fireplaces help to create cosy warmth within. The prestigious property also has a separate, self-contained apartment that could be used as commercial premises. All levels can be reached by elevator. Other highlights on offer include a wine cellar, a velo and engine room, six garage and six outdoor parking spaces.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT HWB 39 kWh/m2a – fGEE 0.58 – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Telfs

Outstanding Property Set in an Idyllic Garden

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hese two barrier-free, detached properties enjoy a prime position. Each of the ground floors comprises an en suite bedroom, an exclusive kitchen with a dining area, and a living room with a fireplace. All storeys can be accessed via both a staircase and an elevator. The first floors each preside over a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, a bathroom with a shower and bathtub, and a study. A communal pool and

AUSTRIA, TIROL PRICE  EUR 3.578 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 646 m2  LAND APPROX. 2,193 m2  E&V ID W-02ADW3  CONTACT SEEFELD-TIROL (AT) EV IMMOBILIENAGENTUR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +43 5212 526 39 E-MAIL SEEFELD-TIROL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a panoramic terrace can also be found on this level, situated between the two properties. Other amenities include basement and utility rooms, en suite guest rooms, a room with a separate bathroom, and a fitness suite with a sauna and infrared cabins. The garden is a veritable paradise, with meticulous attention paid to the landscaping, together with beautiful views of the Inn Valley and the impressive mountain scenery.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 161.9 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1992 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Seregno

Luxury Dwelling at a Central Address

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his exclusive villa is situated in the heart of Seregno, just a few kilometres from Monza and Milan. It forms a perfect union of splendour and modernity. The materials used and finishes applied give the property a sense of precious refinement. The expansive grounds afford an abundance of flora and fauna, as well as an outdoor pool. A recreation wing of approx. 360 m2 features an indoor pool, a gym, sauna, billiard

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ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE  EUR 2.7 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 1,150 m2  LAND APPROX. 3,500 m2  E&V ID W-02A9L1  CONTACT  MONZA BRIANZA (IT) TEODOLINDA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L.  TEL. +39 039 232 62 13 E-MAIL MONZABRIANZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

room, home cinema, kitchen and dining room. The first floor spans some 300 m2 and plays host to the living area and sleeping quarters – with three bedrooms each featuring their own en suite bathroom and overlooking the garden. The living area is graced by a delightful conservatory, as well as two sitting rooms with a fireplace, a library and dining room. There is also a basement and a warehouse on hand.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 228.05 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1930 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Milan

ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE  EUR 2.65 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 360 m2  NO. OF BEDROOMS 4  E&V ID W-02AA19  CONTACT  MILANO-PORTA VENEZIA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L.  TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 61 E-MAIL  MILANOPORTAVENEZIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

his magnificent residence is situated on the fourth floor of a charming apartment building surrounded by green environs and complete with a garage. Sumptuously restored with great attention to style and exclusivity, the property consists of an entrance hallway leading to a salon featuring a first terrace, a large and cosy kitchen, and a bathroom. The sleeping quarters comprise a superb double master bedroom with

an attached loggia terrace and en suite bathroom, two further bedrooms, and a bathroom. This home also features a service staff area consisting of a bedroom with a private bathroom and a large laundry room. The lofty ceilings and exquisite finishes give this dwelling abundant appeal and make it ideal for any discerning local or international buyer seeking an exceptionally high standard of home living.

Exclusive Property with a Terrace in Porta Romana

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 140.97 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Itri

Villa Capri – the Pearl of the Mediterranean

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illa Capri is situated in Itri, a lovely town between Rome and Naples, and leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. This dream residence was built in 2016 and is a blend of contemporary architecture and classical lines, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the nearby Aurunci Mountains. The villa is set within a serene olive grove and comprises three levels in total. There are five luxury bedrooms and

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ITALY, LAZIO PRICE  EUR 1.9 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2  LAND APPROX. 2,975 m2  E&V ID W-029D58  CONTACT  SABAUDIA-CIRCEO (IT) PROPERTY I.V. S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L.  TEL. +39 0773 48 83 35 E-MAIL SABAUDIA-CIRCEO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

three bathrooms on the ground floor, while the first floor plays host to a wonderful master bedroom with a bathroom and access to a grand terrace overlooking the staggeringly beautiful panorama. The entire property is tastefully finished with first-class design elements. Just some of the special highlights include a pool house with two guest rooms and bathroom, an infinity pool with a solarium, and six parking spaces.


PHOTOS: MARTIN KUNZE – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 68 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B

Hamburg

Dream Designer Home with Port Flair

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he historic ‘Holzhafen’ quarter is located directly on the banks of the River Elbe with enticing contrasts and an authentic port ambience. This setting forms the perfect backdrop for the majestic ‘Kristall’ residence. The apartment on offer here is situated on the 16th floor of the 20-storey tower and affords spectacular views through its vast glazed façades. A 24-hour concierge and security service is on hand. There

GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE  EUR 5.9 MILL.  E&V ID W-027ND0  LIVING/UTILITY SPACE APPROX. 400 m2  NO. OF ROOMS 5 CONTACT  HAMBURG ELBE MMC (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 40 866 06 50 E-MAIL ELBE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

is also the option of dividing the apartment into two units. The east wing of the property comprises a southwest-facing loggia, in addition to a dining area, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a fullsized bathroom with a spa featuring a sauna and views of Hamburg’s city centre. Meanwhile, the west wing comprises a second loggia, two further bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a living area.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 116.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999/2005

Hamburg

Contemporary Residence with a Pool

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his premium property with a hipped roof was built in 1999 and extended in 2005. It occupies a west-facing plot of some 989 m2 in size, with a heated outdoor pool. The interior spans approx. 265 m2 and comprises a total of 6.5 rooms. The ground floor accommodates a utility room, guest WC and inviting study. The spacious living/dining area and fitted kitchen with top brand appliances enjoy ample natural light. The

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GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE  EUR 1.35 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 265 m2  LAND APPROX. 989 m2  E&V ID W-02ADUO  CONTACT  NIENDORF (DE) REMY WOHNIMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 40 559 75 40 E-MAIL NIENDORF@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

same level also hosts a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with shower, and sauna. The first floor consists of an office, three commodious and bright bedrooms, and a full-sized bathroom. Floors are laid in Canadian maple wood. Fitted cupboards, stucco decoration and fine skirting boards round off the details on offer. An inner courtyard area and a garage provide space for two to three vehicles.


PHOTOS: STAY ARCHITEKTURFOTOGRAFIE/MARIA NOGLIK – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1935/36

Berlin

GERMANY, BERLIN PRICE  EUR 10.5 MILL.  E&V ID W-02A9I5  INTERIOR APPROX. 612 m2  LAND APPROX. 4,208 m2 CONTACT BERLIN-

Exceptional Residence

GRUNEWALD (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS GRUNEWALD-ZEHLENDORF GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 30 897 30 90 E-MAIL BERLINGRUNEWALD@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

isted for its historic significance, this property was built in 1935/36 on an idyllic southwest-facing land plot that spans some 4,208 m2. The style of the mansion is unusual compared with other homes in the Dahlem neighbourhood. Its dimensions are also unusually large, with a total of nine rooms on offer. The grand reception level comprises an impressive living room, a remarkably expansive dining area with

an adjoining kitchen, and an extended side wing that hosts an indoor swimming pool, spa area, separate self-contained apartment, and various utility rooms. The private quarters can be found on the upper floor, including four bedrooms, a walk-in closet, and two bathrooms. This listing also includes a building plot, with the option still available to divide up the overall area of land belonging to the property.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1856

Spreewald

GERMANY, BRANDENBURG PRICE  EUR 1.12 MILL.  E&V ID W-02A3L3  INTERIOR APPROX. 310 m2  LAND APPROX. 14,015 m2 CONTACT BERLIN-

Dutch-Style Mill in Idyllic Surroundings

LICHTENRADE (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS FROHNAU-KÖPENICK GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 30 856 13 24 90 E-MAIL  BERLINLICHTENRADE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

edicated to relaxation and cosiness, this retreat was built as a place to pursue dreams in life. The mill dates back to 1856 and has a story to tell on all of its five floors, each appointed in a contemporary style. All interiors and all bathrooms on the various levels are finished with great taste and exude a distinct sense of well-being. The balcony, which wraps around the entire property, affords fabulous outlooks over the beautiful

natural scenery of the Spreewald region. Bathing in the private lake and relaxing on the sandy beach is a way of life here. Walks in the evening can be a real experience here, even without having to leave one’s own land plot. The Spreewald is a picturesque biosphere reserve around an hour’s drive southeast of Berlin. The mill is the main landmark in the municipality of Groß Leine, and can be seen from far and wide.

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PHOTOS: FREYE – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1897

Buxtehude

Outstanding Classic Townhouse

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his residence was fully refurbished in 2012 and is particularly notable for its meticulous details, premium quality standard and central location in the town of Buxtehude. It could be used for a variety of purposes, such as for multi-generational living, combining home and work life, or division into multiple units. The generously sized interior spans approx. 239 m2, divided into seven bright and welcoming rooms that convey

GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE  EUR 980,000  INTERIOR APPROX. 239 m2  LAND APPROX. 677 m2  E&V ID W-028E0I  CONTACT BUXTEHUDE (DE) JMS IMMOBILIENMANAGEMENT GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 4161 554 22 50 E-MAIL BUXTEHUDE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a unique atmosphere. This exceptional dwelling impresses with high ceilings, superior wooden floorboards, wooden window frames, a custom luxury kitchen, fireplace, a host of historic period details, a security alarm, large basement, several comfortable bathrooms, a balcony, sturdy fence perimeter, and a garage. Mature trees in the garden grounds offer welcome relief and recuperation on warmer days of the year.

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PHOTOS: IMPRINTS DIETER EIKENBERG – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 374 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: H

Göttingen

Splendid Mansion in a Prime Location

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his historic property is situated at one of the most sought-after residential addresses in Göttingen. The prestigious mansion dates back to the early 20th century and is enclosed by park-like grounds filled with mature trees and ornamental shrubs. Ongoing efforts to maintain and preserve the property have resulted in the excellent condition the building finds itself in to this day. The interior impresses above all with

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GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE  EUR 1.89 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 417 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,335 m2  E&V ID W-029SQS  CONTACT  GÖTTINGEN (DE) AXEL ARMBRECHT IMMOBILIEN LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 551 63 44 31 44 E-MAIL GOETTINGEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

its magnificent room heights, generously sized dimensions and period parquet flooring that has been preserved in its original splendour. The residence comprises ten rooms in total, divided over two levels. The upper floor accommodates the private quarters, with various bedrooms and a daylit bathroom. In addition to the entrance hallway, the ground floor plays host to three prestigious reception rooms.


PHOTOS: FLORIAN GÜRBIG – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1890

Bad Karlshafen Historic Gem in a Desirable Location

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his prestigious art nouveau mansion was built in circa 1890 on a beautiful plot of land. It is located in Bad Karlshafen in a sensational residential setting, directly on a hillside with views overlooking the River Diemel and only several minutes’ walk to the centre of the town. The property stands apart for its expansive and bright interiors, original period features, and ornately decorated ceilings, panelled doors and

GERMANY, HESSE PRICE  EUR 1.29 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 1,000 m2  LAND APPROX. 3,000 m2  E&V ID W-02A679  CONTACT KASSEL (DE) EV KASSEL GÖTTINGEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 561 703 40 00 E-MAIL KASSEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

historic floors. Refurbished with meticulous attention to detail, the property is large enough to be comfortably inhabited by an extended family. The entrance hall leads on to a total of twelve rooms, each with a special flair of their own. The mansion is currently a single and privately occupied living unit set over three floors and approx. 800 m². The top-level attic apartment spans some 200 m² and is rented out.

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PHOTOS: MARKUS AATZ – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 177.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1995 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F

Königstein

Luxury & Serenity: Chalet with a Modern Reinterpretation

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esigned by the renowned architecture firm Jaggi & Partner, this impressive chalet meets the very highest standards in terms of appointments and interior design. With around 784 m² of living and office space, it provides a genuine refuge for anyone seeking tranquillity, security and a sense of homeliness. The property boasts large, light-flooded rooms with high ceilings, vast window frontages, excellent

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GERMANY, HESSE PRICE  EUR 4.95 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 643 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,958 m2  E&V ID W-022JHU  CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL KOENIGSTEIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

technical fittings and underfloor heating throughout. Other noteworthy highlights include custom fitted furnishings, separate parent, children and office wings, and an air conditioning and ventilation system in every room. Exclusive amenities such as the large private spa with a pool, Jacuzzi and sauna, and a wine cellar, add still further to the special feel-good atmosphere of this exceptional chalet-style residence.


PHOTOS: MICHAEL WEEGEN – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 149.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Mülheim-Holthausen

GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE  EUR 598,000 (EXCL. FITTED KITCHEN)  INTERIOR APPROX. 153 m2  NO. OF ROOMS 4  E&V ID W-02AQW1  CONTACT MÜLHEIM (DE) EV MÜLHEIM IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH  TEL. +49 208 884 84 00 E-MAIL MUELHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

uxurious, pristine living – on a bel étage level that combines the sleek linearity of the new with period elements of the old. Developers with an impressive eye for aestheticism fully refurbished the first floor of this property in 2016, fitting it to the highest technical and energy standards. The basic concept behind the project was to create a sense of the warmth and charisma of the original 1920s mansion – from the

exterior appearance through to the interior design of the individual rooms. The owners added a host of new highlights to this level, without forfeiting any of the charm and character of the historic walls. The dwelling to emerge from their efforts is both unique and spectacular, enhanced by its views of the historic Bismarck Tower. Aside from private residency, this home can also be used for commercial purposes.

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Exclusive Villa with Mediterranean Flair

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his prestigious residence offers an elegant and exclusive ambience on an idyllically positioned land plot located between Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. An array of beautiful appointment details culminate here in an exceptional atmosphere and a gracious setting for both business and private receptions. The ground floor is ideally suited for commercial purposes, with a combination of home and work life under one roof.

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Exclusive materials, complemented by craftsmanship of the highest standard, guarantee luxurious home comforts of an outstanding calibre. One special highlight of this property is the natural rock grotto situated approx. 12 m under the ground, which provides a constant climate all year round for both people and wine, as well as offering guests a truly unique and new experience.

PHOTOS: LUTZ SONNENBERG – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 53.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP/WOOD – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2003

Remchingen

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE  EUR 1.087 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 327 m2  LAND APPROX. 2,069 m2  E&V ID W-02AQIO  CONTACT PFORZHEIM (DE) HUDAK IMMOBILIEN GMBH


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 88.90 kWh/m2a – INCLUDING ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR WARM WATER – ENERGY SOURCE: WOOD PELLETS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Elzach

Modern Country Residence in the Black Forest

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his property is a contemporary interpretation of a traditional Black Forest dwelling. The house affords ample scope in every single detail. Its idyllic standalone location evokes a grand, modern and nevertheless welcoming atmosphere for a large family. The entire property has been built according to the latest technical standards and is extremely energy-efficient with a solar energy and pellet heating system. Its condition

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE  EUR 1.3 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 390 m2  LAND APPROX. 15,125 m2  E&V ID W-02826W  CONTACT ORTENAU (DE) HISS IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 781 93 99 97 00 E-MAIL ORTENAU@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

is equivalent to that of a brand new building. The modern architecture and interior layout also incorporate some design elements typical for the Black Forest region. The roof, the ceiling beams and the fireplace are just some examples here. Garages and covered parking spaces could be converted into additional living space. The plot boasts an outdoor pool, terraces and seating areas, a garden house and expansive grounds.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 49.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A

Stuttgart-Weilimdorf Outstanding Residence at a Prime Address

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his architect-designed property at a desirable location exudes a purist elegance. The interior is focused around the living/dining area, which flows seamlessly onto the kitchen. A living space with approx. 5 m ceilings impresses with its transparency, while preserving a high degree of privacy. The overall design of the outdoor terrace evokes a Mediterranean flair. The first floor plays host to the sleeping quarters, in addition to a master

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GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE  EUR 4.9 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 430 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,045 m2  E&V ID W-029JB8 CONTACT  STUTTGART-FEUERBACH (DE) STUTTGART-NORD IMMOBILIEN E.K. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 711 814 77 10 E-MAIL FEUERBACH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

bathroom in a class of its own with a freestanding bathtub, shower temple and separate walk-in closet. The fitted custom kitchen with Gaggenau appliances leaves nothing to be desired. The second level comprises three further rooms with fabulous views, and a bathroom with a shower. The garden level accommodates the guest area, and opens out onto the extremely well-kept garden. An extra-wide garage completes the amenities on offer.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 60.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY/SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005

Stuttgart

Exclusive & Rare Home with Commanding Views

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his extravagant residence was built in 2005 on an expansive land plot set in a prominent and exposed location with fabulous views on Stuttgart’s Bopser mountain. It finds itself in excellent condition with high-end appointments. Top-quality floors with underfloor heating and cooling, fully glazed wall frontages, a designer bathroom with a Whirlpool and sauna, a home cinema and a fireplace all leave absolutely

GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE  EUR 5.5 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 485 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,107 m2  E&V ID W-02AWVN  CONTACT  STUTTGART (DE) STUTTGART IMMOBILIEN KONTOR GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 711 227 24 70 E-MAIL STUTTGART@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

nothing to be desired. Breathtaking views of the city can be enjoyed from every floor of the property and all terraces. The jetty which appears to float makes for a spectacular feature that enhances the overall impact of this remarkable dwelling. Modern energy systems also make the property a true pioneer in energy-saving standards. A large garage and an elevator are just two other highlights of this home.

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REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 99.40 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007

Schwäbisch Gmünd

Residence & Studio Next to Municipal Gardens

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his outstanding and astounding residence with studio occupies a prime address in the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd, approx. 50 km from Stuttgart. Its structural condition is like new. The mansion was absolved of its listed status in 2004 and underwent a complete refurbishment in 2007 that essentially transformed it into a new building. The futuristic philosophy behind the house is already visible from the out-

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GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE  EUR 1.65 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 420 m2  LAND APPROX. 441 m2  E&V ID W-0296KJ  CONTACT  AALEN (DE) IMMOBILIENKONTOR OSTALB GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 7361 975 75 41 E-MAIL AALEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

side. Extremely lofty ceilings in the hallway make the grand dimensions of the interior immediately apparent upon entry. Set over three levels, the property offers a well-conceived room layout with many special details. It is particularly impressive for its central location, its uncompromising modernism, and its extremely well-maintained appearance – a combination that makes it quite unique in the local Ostalb region.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 61 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1977 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Nuremberg Region

Exclusive Property with Plenty of Character

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hile the building itself dates back to 1977, this residence also boasts the most advanced and high-quality appointments thanks to modernisation work carried between 2010 and 2015. The interior spans approx. 400 m2 and is set over a ground floor, garden level and rooftop level. The favourable design of the floor layout makes the property suitable as a sophisticated dwelling for a multi-generational concept, as

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE  EUR 1.315 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 400 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,600 m2  E&V ID W-02AD82  CONTACT NÜRNBERG (DE) TELKÄMPER IMMOBILIEN GBR LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 911 58 07 79 90 E-MAIL NUERNBERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

a single family residence, or for combining work and home life under one roof. Individuality, comfort and luxury were all given top priority during the selection of the materials used, the exclusive fitted kitchen, and the technical amenities throughout. At the same time, striking design features typical of the local Franconian region have also been incorporated, giving the house a unique character of its own.

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PHOTOS: CHRIS STEURER/CHRIS2ROCK – REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 109.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1983 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C

Alpine Upland

Impressive Residence with Ample Prestige & Comfort

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he town of Geretsried lies south of Munich and east of Lake Starnberg, in one of the most beautiful regions in Bavaria. This prestigious home is situated at a prime and peaceful residential address in the Gartenberg neighbourhood. Its exterior has a traditional style typical for Upper Bavaria, while inside the rooms appeal with their classic elegance. The property boasts a generously dimensioned layout with six bedrooms and

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GERMANY, UPPER BAVARIA PRICE  EUR 2.29 MILL.  INTERIOR APPROX. 440 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,041 m2  E&V ID W-02A1BO  CONTACT  BAD TÖLZ (DE) EUV OBERLAND RESIDENTIAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 8041 79 57 60 E-MAIL BADTOELZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

four bathrooms. In addition, approx. 90 m² of the basement level has been converted into top-quality living space complete with underfloor heating. This makes the property well suited for a variety of different uses, including as a family residence, or as a base for combining home and work life under one roof. The proximity to schools, kindergardens, doctor’s surgeries and shopping make this home ideal for families.


REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 157.6 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE  EUR 3.7 MILL.  E&V ID W-020TEL  INTERIOR APPROX. 390 m2  LAND APPROX. 1,991 m2 CONTACT GARMISCH-

Luxurious Country Home

PARTENKIRCHEN (DE) SCHATTO IMMOBILIEN – RALF SCHATTO LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH  TEL. +49 8821 956 70 E-MAIL  GARMISCHPARTENKIRCHEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM

armisch-Partenkirchen is Germany’s number one winter sports resort – with a breathtaking panorama of over 400 mountain peaks. This sensational residence occupies an utterly serene and sunny prime position here with superb mountain views. The superior standard of the construction and finishes is reflected in every detail. These include oak floorboards and fitted cabinets in the living rooms and bedrooms,

and the flooring in the hallway, bathrooms and kitchen. There is also a light-flooded living/dining room of more than 60 m2 in size with an open fireplace, luxury bathrooms with a Whirlpool, sauna and showers, and a southwest-facing terrace with an electric awning. Another highlight is the controlled-climate indoor pool in natural stone and granite, with a countercurrent system, and a B&O audio and TV system.

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“Less is more” describes the products and designs by Aesop, the cult brand founded by Dennis Paphitis in 1987.


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When less really is more

A large pillar dominates the Aesop store in London’s Duke of York Square, which was designed by the Snøhetta architecture firm.


Minimalist packaging, no advertising, but nevertheless highly recognizable: the Australian cosmetics brand Aesop has opened more than 100 shops in cities like Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, Cologne, Melbourne, Macau and Milan. Each store has been designed by a different architect or design studio. The concept: total emersion in the atmosphere of each respective location.TEXT: Uta Abendroth 

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Taiwan’s CJ Studio designed the store in Taipeh; Dimore Studio gave Aesop a laboratory look on Corso Magenta in Milan.

In Vienna, the Aesop design team created a modernist, Adolf Loos look; Mlkk Studio designed the shop in Harbour City, Hong Kong.

Simplicity designed the Kyoto shop, the Aesop design team did Lille; Georgetown is by Tacklebox and Fitzroy/Melbourne by Clare Cousins.


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coir (cocoOslo and CJ Studio in Taipei. And of course, the respective stores nut) fibers hang down from the ceiling. Staff also use are featured in the germane design magazines shortly after they the thin strings to gift wrap people’s purchases. In open; no trendy guidebook would miss them out. The stores have fact, an impressive 30 kilometers of coir has been susa cult following to the extent that enthusiasts can even look up inpended from the ceiling by the March design studepth information about the design concepts on a dedicated webdio. The ensemble looks like a meadow of dried grass site (www.taxonomyofdesign.com). The site also features informaturned upside down and creates a unique effect: The tion about the designers, the furniture, the materials used and any slightest amount of airflow sets the cords in motion. other relevant details that might of interest. In the Aesop branch located in the Paris neighborThe creatives themselves are enthusiastic about their work, like hood of Le Marais, architecture firm Ciguë 427 has Hannah Plumb of the JamesPlumb studio that designed the store in made use of the steel caps that normally seal the sewer pipes in the London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood, in collaboration with her business partner. “When we worked with Aesop, we found that briefings French capital. Blackened or polished, they now adorn the walls of the store and function as shelving units for the beauty products. The can be short, clear and to the point. They give designers like us a lot larger ones are used as sinks. In New York City on the other hand, of freedom and allow us to indulge our most experimental and exciting ideas.” That is why the highlight of the store on Lamb’s Conarchitect Jeremy Barbour created a store near the Bowery that is as sustainable as it is ingenious. Old editions of the New York Times duit Street is the water that flows through pipes and down the levform the walls and sales counters – a reference to the written word els of shelves. “They didn’t even bat an eyelid when we suggested it, and to the special qualities recycled paper brings to architecture. although it was quite a bold idea,” says Plumb.” You could carry on describing the witty, very Aesop store has as its centercreatively designed stores ad infinitum. So piece a sink,  which can be made of a far, the Australian beauty product brand wide variety of materials: In Brisbane has designed more than 100 locations it is made of fiberglass; the Geneva store boasts a copper sink; in Munich it’s concrete in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States and plans to add approximately and marble; and in Portland, Oregon, there 40 further locations every year. As is the is a vintage model made of iron and porcecase with every global corporation, there lain. This, in combination with the characis a recognition factor, which is, howevteristic scents of essential oils, constitutes the er, mostly limited to the packaging of the most recognizable feature of the brand. Peohair and body care products. The brown ple don’t just wash their hands here; Aesop bottles, small dropper bottles and glass associates also demonstrate the products to jars boast an old-school apothecary look. clients. They lather, rinse, oil and moisturTheir color is designed to protect the conize. The products themselves consist partly tents from the light. There are also minof plant-based ingredients and partly of comimalist tubes in creamy-white, muted orponents produced in the company’s own labange, pale blue and earthy green hues. oratories. (However, additives like parabens, The black-and-white labels are skillfulsilicone and coloring agents have been comly designed and feature quotes by Marpletely dispensed with.) The uniform jars, cel Proust (“The features on our faces are bottles and tubes, which are lined up neathardly more than gestures which have ly thanks to the uniquely and specifically designed shelves, look like they are part of an become permanent”); Salvador Pániker (“Better than a facelift, to stay young we artistic production rather than the actual Retro look: Aesop cosmetics come need to be permanently in a state of inproducts being sold. in dark brown bottles and plain tubes tellectual curiosity”); and Joseph Joubert For the last 30 years, the brand has been with black-and-white labels. (“Genius begins great works; labor alone shaking up the market to a considerable exfinishes them”). These philosophical maxims are a nod to the latent. Kate Forbes, who is responsible for R&D at Aesop’s headquarters bel’s namesake, the Greek poet Aesop, who is thought to have lived in Melbourne, sums up its philosophy using three terms: simplicity, in the 6th century BCE. integrity and authenticity. Their common denominator is a tendency he Aesop cosmetics label was founded by Dennis Paphitis  in towards minimalism, she says. For the products this has meant that Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. At the time, Paphitis – the scion heavy scents are a no-no. Rather, it’s all about natural aromas that of a family of hairdressers and barbers who originally hailed could have come from granny’s herb garden: cloves, aniseed, sage from Greece – began adding fragrant oils to the hair dyes used at his and parsley, as well as geraniums, grapefruit, lemons, tangerines and Armadale salon to attenuate the strong smell of ammonia. He then sesame. The stores are deliberately understated and have dispensed started collaborating with a chemist in order to develop a complete with superfluous gimmicks. They are dominated by clear lines and range of products. It does sometimes take the company four to five soft, natural colors coupled with typical local hues. A beautiful example of this is the store in on Kaiserplatz square in years to launch a new item, but it will then be around for the long Frankfurt. There, Philipp Mainzer installed backlit, dark-green shelves, run, as the product lines hardly ever change. Because of this, there which he says were inspired by German forests. Add to that the matt gray is all the more emphasis put on making the stores diverse and on ceramic tiles, which reference the look of a traditional Hessian stone jug, fostering a culture of making shopping an experience. as well as wired glass, which is typical of modern Frankfurt architecAesop does its utmost not to be perceived as a soulless chain store spreading an arbitrarily chosen corporate identity around the world. ture. This design concept would not have worked anywhere else. CompaRather, each store is a small architectural jewel very often designed ny founder Dennis Paphitis once described the experience of an Aesop by internationally sought-after architects or hip designers from the store like this: “I like to compare the different stores to old-style charm bracelets. There is one band that the individual pieces are all attached to.” respective locations, like Philipp Mainzer in Frankfurt, Snøhetta in

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When you are trying to perfect a fat car, for example, do you sometimes think: What am I doing? Have I taken a completely wrong turn? 

ature, philosophy and the arts, but was unable to connect with them. They were up there and I was down here. I only succeeded when certain events in my personal life made it all less important. Are you referring to the death of your parents and the divorce from your first wife? 

Yes, I spent a year and a half not working at all. After that I didn’t really care much about anything. Then I created the One Minute Sculptures. I no longer had this desire to make “good art,” so there was some detachment. You often see that people who know so many great pieces of art cannot break free from them. They end up copying them and can never create a world of their own. They make excuses and talk about posthumous success. I didn’t want to end up like tha. What alternative career would you have chosen?  Even as a student, I used to think that if I couldn’t start make a living from my work quickly, I’d stop. Maybe I would have become a gallery owner, I don’t know. It’s bound to have been something related to art. Works of art are so life-enriching, but you don’t necessarily have to make them yourself. Many artists suffer for their art.  I do, too. You suffer when you want to create something extraordinary or great, but don’t succeed. Look at Alex Katz, he has created something that no one else has been able to replicate. So you suffer, because you don’t succeed in doing the same.

I work on other projects simultaneously, but it’s true, these questions are my daily bread, as are the doubts and indecision I feel until I finish a piece. I have experienced moments like this again and again. I still remember creating the first One Minute Sculptures in Bremen in 1997. I had serious doubts back then. Were they any good? I just didn’t know. Then the catalogue sold out quickly and I was asked: “Did you know that people in England and America find your work interesting?” That was very, very surprising. Do you sometimes abandon works halfway through?  Yes, I’ve thrown many things away. It’s important But now you’re world famous. Are you sometimes to do that. For example, I had wanted to use mod- Erwin Wurm at the wheel inside afraid that your success will one day come to an end?  ern architecture as the starting point for the first a chubby van used as a sausage I have been doing what I do for 40 years, so I’m not truck selling currywurst. “Fat House.” It was the Villa Müller by Adolf Loos, worried. There is always the fear of making bad art, every day, really. It’s a constant struggle. But I have now received a tiered building with a flat roof. I had finished the model, but it was so much validation that I possess a certain amount of basic confionly when I made the full-scale fat sculpture that I saw it looked like dence. There are works of mine being exhibited in all major musea bouncy castle. The only thing to do was to throw it away. What kinds of reactions to your art please you?  Not “Oh, that’s funums, so I don’t have to be fearful. They’re not going anywhere. But ny!” That irritates me because it’s reductive. Otherwise, I don’t r­ eally who knows if I’ll ever be able to create more pieces as good as “Fat care about the viewers. I’m interested in the work. And I’m interestCars” or as “One Minute Sculptures”? ed in the opinions of my colleagues and of the few other people I What was it like growing up with the last name of Wurm? (Editor’s choose to listen to. note: Wurm means worm in German) It was just a given. How did you build such self-confidence?  When I was a young student, Were you teased?  Of course. I told my sons we could change their I read and went to see everything. I looked up to the masters of literlast name, but they didn’t want to.

to be throwing a Molotov cocktail but is actually holding a bunch of Artists like Barbara, Banksy, Harald Naegeli, Blek le Rat, Shepard flowers, remains an iconic embodiment of this art of protest and subFairey, Ganzeer, Futura 2000, the FAILE duo, the #PaintBack initiaversion. The huge image features prominently on a wall in Bethlehem and has been reproduced on T-shirts and posters millions of times, as tive, Swoon, Oz and BLU all said: “Great idea. Let’s do it.” But even at a message of peace. And yet, it remains a symbol of rebellion, an image first glance, two things are obvious. First, the artists do not meet their akin to David taking on Goliath. It just won’t do fans at champagne receptions held in their honor in fashionable galleries, where guests greet for the creator of such art to have a conventional each other with pecks on the cheek, exclaiming name like everybody else. Second, there are many who push their way “Lovely to see you, darling!” Harald Naegeli, one of the forefathers of the into the public sphere and onto fireproof walls and frontages with sweeping gestures; many movement from the late ’70s, enigmatically called the “sprayer of Zurich,” was subject to an who rephrase the curt commanding tone of cauinternational arrest warrant. He was promptly tion signs; or who – like American artist Dan detained, extradited and jailed for his art in 1984. Witz – paint a tiny hummingbird onto the sideBarbara knows exactly why it’s a better idea to put walk only to disappear again without a sound. up her art in secret. When, following research One of the stars of the street art scene: Street art is the opposite of elitist. That is its asDutch 3D artist Leon Keer in 2016. worthy of a spy novel, London’s Mail on Sunday piration and manifesto. Anyone who can hold a spray can or a thick marker pen, who is fanewspaper outed Banksy as Bristol native Robin Gunningham, there miliar with the jagged artwork of mangas and anime, can have a stab was an outcry from the street art scene, which felt robbed of their preat it. Most of those artists have to make sure they don’t get caught by cious secret. “Why did you do that? You have ruined something very special.” Banksy’s graffiti featuring a masked street fighter, who seems the police, but some will make it really big. Continued from page 25

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But back then, in the year 2000, computers weren’t powerful enough to create anthropomorphic shapes out of the body of a car. So we did it ourselves. The “Fat Car” is an actual Porsche, which we glued ­polystyrene onto. We trimmed, ground, smoothed out and polished the plastic, and then spray-painted the whole thing. All that took four months. In the beginning I was there the whole time. The decisions about the shape came only from me. I also did part of the work and supervised the process every day. You cannot do this any other way. If you give up control, things will work out, too, but the end result won’t be what you wanted

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the moments of installation at a client’s home. I was just at a wonderful collector’s home on the Upper East Side and we installed a piece that changed the entire house. It was like a missing link, an aha! moment. How has the use of digital changed your work, if at all? Embarrassingly I will say I am old school – we don’t have a website! Our clients are private and they don’t want their artwork on the internet. But let’s go with the positives, like Artnet. A client will see something they love and within seconds they have an image. That’s wonderful. I love the breadth that the digital world has given to people. When I first started at Sotheby’s, it felt very elitist and selective, but now it’s democratized and I love that. I still feel that each work is special and we really encourage our clients to stand in front of it. I think it’s very rare that clients will buy something from a JPEG, unless it’s an artist that they’ve been looking for forever. What would you say has been the biggest challenge in your career? I love what I do so much that sometimes it can take over, but I don’t want to miss my kids’ life. Now my girls are in high school and play volleyball. The big challenge was not giving up the time that you can’t get back with your kids, being there for their games. What would your advice be to someone who is interested in working in the art world or as an advisor? 

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TEXT: UTA ABENDROTH; PHOTOS: © ROLAND HALBE – LOUVRE ABU DHABI – ARCHITECT JEAN NOUVEL (1), © GASTON BERGERET (1)

Jean Nouvel designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi, a complex built to draw art lovers to the region.

ff the coast of Abu Dhabi  lies the 27-square-kilometer island of Saadiyat, the “island of happiness.” It is home to a new Louvre art museum designed by star architect Jean Nouvel. Already, the L ­ ouvre Abu Dhabi has been called his masterpiece. Nouvel’s design was inspired by the ancient medina quarters found in many Arab cities. A total of 55 variously shaped buildings create a single complex beneath an enormous, circular steel roof. Measuring 180 meters in diameter, the roof is made up of seven superimposed layers forming a star-shaped grid. Jean Nouvel explains the concept: “The light has to filter through like through a canopy of palm leaves.” Visitors to the museum thus stroll from building to building in almost poetic shade. The Louvre Abu Dhabi spreads out over 100,000 square meters, almost a tenth of which is exhibition space. Jean-Luc Martinez, the president of the Louvre in Paris, describes the project as “the first universal museum in the Arab world and the first to be built in the 21st century.”

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