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CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS 40th Anniversary: A Rare Interview with the Founder and CEO of Engel & Völkers
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his year marks the 40th anniversary of Engel & Völkers, which is quite a special moment for me, personally. Over the past decades, we have achieved so much that I am looking back today on the milestones of our company’s history: We started brokering exclusive residential properties from a villa in Hamburg’s western suburbs in 1977, which to this day you will recognize in our E&V logo. In 1990 we opened our first office outside Germany on the island of Mallorca in Spain. We took this step to follow our customers, who were looking for vacation homes. It was a huge step at the time that represented the launch of our international strat-
egy. In the mid-90s, we developed the shop concept, which promised to deliver more customer focus and has been implemented successfully around the world. Our entry into the U.S. market in the early 2000s and the opening of our first Market Center in Barcelona in 2013 were further milestones that helped E&V grow. Our next big moment will be moving our company into its new headquarters in Hamburg’s Hafen-City area, a building that will make our brand come even more a live. This project has been a long-cherished goal of mine and I am proud that we were able to commission the renowned architect Richard Meier to design such a beautiful and striking building. With more than 10,000 employees, E&V currently has a presence in over 800 locations in 30 countries on four continents. Last year, we were brokering properties around the world with a total value of €18 billion. Despite facing big challenges, especially in the beginning, we have always held on to our vision of making E&V the world’s leading service provider in the luxury segment. One of the prerequisites for this has been the ongoing evolution of the brand, whose values include professionalism, exclusivity, passion and the constant endeavor to expand and improve the quality of our service. In my opinion, one needs three essential skills to achieve success: creativity, perseverance and the ability to implement ideas. These, plus the tireless dedication of many inspiring and talented personalities, have helped us succeed in making E&V one of the leading service providers in the real estate industry. I am looking toward to the future of E&V with excitement. Our plans include further expansion – at present particularly in Europe and North America. We face a substantial challenge brought on to all of us by the increasing digitalization of our daily lives. We are continually investing in the digital transformation of our business model in order to increase the quality of
our service provision and to optimize our business processes. Personally, I am as motivated, committed and involved as on the day the company was founded and very much looking forward to the coming years. I hope you will enjoy this special 40th anniversary issue of GG.
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Happy Anniversary! This issue marks a special moment for all of us: Engel & Völkers is turning 40! We took advantage of the special occasion to ask the founder of E&V, Christian Völkers, for a big interview on how he built Europe’s biggest real estate brand, and created an entire issue devoted to the theme “Made in Germany.” Why? Well, German brands and their aspiration for the highest craftsmanship and quality are loved all around the world and one of the reasons why our economy is thriving. According to the latest ranking survey by BrandZ, Germany’s 50 strongest brands have a combined value of around $300 billion – placing them a solid $60 to $70 billion ahead of the 50 most valuable British or French brands. With the software giant SAP taking first place, it’s interesting to learn what makes brands like Miele, Mercedes or Audi so strong apart from their quality and sales figures, namely the emotional connection to the consumer that they cultivate. For the ABC of brands we picked our favorite companies and explain their continued success. It is also our great pleasure to introduce “ Villa Jako” – a spectacular property for sale in Hamburg that Karl Lagerfeld once owned and that we featured 30 years ago in our very first edition of GG. We hope you will enjoy our “Made in Germany” issue. Sincerely yours,
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Made in Germany “Made in Germany” – that seal of high-end quality – has never been more loved around the world than it is today. Whether HARIBO gummy bears, Zwilling knives, Miele washing machines or (despite the emissions scandal) cars manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, BMW or Audi. This portfolio presents some of the most impressive and traditional German companies, many of which have one characteristic in common: their success has grown with each generation – sometimes over decades, sometimes over centuries.
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is for Adidas
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: (A, B) JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN (2)
Back in the early ’80s, the hip-hop artists Run-D.M.C. wrote a song – “My Adidas”– in honor of the cool sports brand. But even without the hop, these shoes are as hip as they could possibly be, thanks to Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, who made the first sneakers in their mother’s laundry room. Later, the brothers parted ways: Rudolf went and built another sports brand called Puma while “Adi” Dassler established in Bavaria the company that we have come to know as Adidas in August, 1949 – taking out a patent on the three parallel stripes the very same day. Today, Adidas is a global megabrand, a symbol of effortlessness and cool athleisure style around the world.
is for Bahlsen
The family enterprise based in Hanover has been doing what it does best since 1889: making cookies. Its most famous one is the delicate Leibniz butter biscuit with 52 “teeth” on its edges that crumble in your mouth and crunch when you bite down. Every child in Germany grew up with them and they take us back to a time when we were all kids with chubby cheeks.
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For more than 120 years, this family business has been making history with house paints. The expert on paints, lacquers, primers and stains is highly sought-after by carpenters and remodelers, but is also active in the art scene. At the saasfee*pavillon in Frankfurt, a platform dedicated to art, music, media and design, the company’s CAPAROL ICONS pigments create p owerful backdrops for works by local artists.
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The pioneer of woven synthetic fibers that form the basis for all of Dedon’s designs, is regarded as THE global brand for luxury outdoor furniture that survives even the hardest conditions outside. Dedon was founded by the former soccer player Bobby Dekeyser in 1990. Today the company is based in northern Germany, in the city of Lüneburg, and employs more than 1000 people. Dekeyser’s vision: to create outdoor living areas that are just as comfortable and pleasing as their indoor counterparts. The current Mbrace Collection by Sebastian Herkner combines woven fibers with solid teak. One of the secrets to Dedon’s huge success is that its fibers are completely recyclable but so tough that not even seawater effects them.
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is for Engel & Völkers Engel & Völkers is one of the leading global providers of premium segment brokering services for residential and commercial real estate, as well as for yachting and aviation. Today, E&V has a presence in more than 800 locations and over 30 countries on four continents.
The first E&V office opened in 1977 in one of Hamburgâ€™s western suburbs. Today, more than 10,000 people work for the global company.
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he Engel & Völkers story began in Hamburg in 1977. Today, the company has a presence around the globe. This success is founded on a strong brand with a high recognition factor. Since the introduction of its franchising system in 1998, the company has grown continuously and its expansion has focused on Europe and North America. More than 10,000 people are now part of the global E&V network. All of them are trained in the company’s very own academy that imbues them with an in-depth knowledge of real estate and how to market it. This year’s move into the new E&V headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity area is an important milestone in the company’s history. The building was designed by world-famous architect Richard Meier and boasts a huge amount of natural light. It represents the fulfillment of company founder and CEO Christian Völkers’ dream of a dedicated, Engel & Völkers-branded building.
The E&V board on the roof of the companyâ€™s new HQ: Kai Enders, Thilo von Trotha, Sven Odia, Christian VĂślkers and Christian Evers.
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Paul Falke has good reason to smile: he and his cousin Franz-Peter are a good team – perhaps precisely because they’re so different.
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is for Falke For Paul and Franz-Peter Falke, it’s a family business. From their headquarters in the small town of Schmallenberg, the cousins produce the most exquisite socks and hosiery – and have taken the world by storm. Thanks to a very simple rule: every important decision is always taken together.
“We produce the Airport model alone in 40 colors, seven sizes and two lengths.” PAUL FALKE
The boss in the warehouse: this is where the big spools are kept until theyâ€™re needed on the knitting machines; the toe is linked by hand.
Best foot forward: Paul Falke on the way to the production halls, where the knitting machines run round the clock.
â€œOur fathers shared an office. Their desks were arranged head to head.â€? PAUL FALKE
he driver who is meeting us at the station and
footsteps? “Yes, it was. But it was also clear that I would get to do my takes us to the company’s headquarters in the own thing beforehand and gain experience outside the family firm.” town of Schmallenberg is called Herr Rickn the 1980s, Paul Falke built up the U.S. office in Manhattan. ert. He’s an old-school chauffeur: he might not During that time, he realized that socks may be a fashion accessory for some but are an everyday item for most people. “The U.S. wear a cap, but he knows exactly what’s OK to market is still difficult for us,” admits the entrepreneur. “The Americhat about and what’s not. After all, he used to work for Franz-Peter and Paul Falke’s fathers. cans want socks that are easy to care for and one-size-fits-all with lots The cousins are the fourth generation of their of Spandex. That doesn’t quite fit in with our philosophy of providfamily to run the hosiery company. Ever since it ing the very highest quality. Our socks still look like new even after was founded in May 1895, Falke has been based 25 washes. I hate empty product promises.” When his father died unin this town of 6,000 inhabitants in the Sauerland region of Germany. expectedly at the age of 70, Paul Falke had to take up his position in The Falkes employ half the local population – some Schmallenberg Schmallenberg earlier than planned. He and his cousin took over tofamilies have been working for the company for three or four genergether in 1990. One of the first big changes they made together was to ations. The story begins with roofer Franz Falke-Rohen, who knitted dispense with the square falcon logo, which had been the firm’s registered trademark since 1950 (Falke means falcon in German). The bird socks in the winter to earn some extra money and was smart enough to found his own knitting mill – thus laying the foundations for today’s was made much smaller and banished to the back of the pack, leaving Falke Group. The first factory was built in the middle of the town and just the name in a minimalist font. That was followed by the launch of still produces for the company to this day. Falke is now a globally operergonomic sports socks, the expansion of the shop-in-shop principle, ating corporation with annual sales stores at airports and the purchase of the Burlington brand in 2008. of approximately €230 million. Last year, it opened a 200-square-meter Paul’s wife Kristina Falke puts her flagship store in Beijing. In front of head round the door: she’s the comthe plain clinker brick building in pany’s head of PR. The couple have Schmallenberg that serves as head two teenage children; before movoffice stands a Tesla Supercharging to the Sauerland for love, Kriser – a sure sign that modern times tina lived in Paris, where the famhave long since dawned here in the ily still keeps a pied-à-terre for her provinces of western Germany. Paul sake. For years now, they’ve been Falke might collect vintage cars, but vacationing at their home on the his everyday vehicle is electric. His shores of Lago Maggiore. It was cousin Franz-Peter, who is seven Kristina who orchestrated the firm’s collaboration with Manolo Blahnik years his senior, is in South Africa this week, inspecting the compaand Philipp Lim. “My wife has lots ny’s production facilities and purof brilliant ideas,” says Paul Falke, suing his hobby: he and his wife “but she sometimes forgets the huge Danièle own a vineyard near Stellenlogistics operation behind our probosch. No Falke celebration is comduction capability. We produce the Paul Falke (left) and his cousin Franz-Peter Falke, Airport model alone in 40 colors, plete without his prize-winning Pephotographed by Albert Watson in 1990 – the year they seven sizes and two lengths.” ter Falke Wines. took the helm at the Schmallenberg firm. e’re shown to Paul Falke’s He takes us to the warehouse where the huge reels of yarn are kept. The pictures in the corridors office: a big, chaotic-looking desk with various piles of papers on it, a competitor’s colorful sock box on the window tell of the successes of his father’s generation, too: fashion shoots with ledge, an upmarket wooden case bearing the embossed Falke logo photographers like F. C. Gundlach, Helmut Newton, Michel Comte. alongside it. Rather than cigars, it contains limited edition Vicuña That period was the heyday of licensed partnerships, and the Falkes socks that sell for €860 a pair. But the bestseller for men (which is ofproduced for labels like Giorgio Armani, Dior, Moschino and Kenzo. ten bought by women) is the Airport model – which retails at €15. Paul “Our fathers were pretty canny when it came to marketing. They had Falke is tall, broad shouldered and generous with his roguish smile. the entire Duke Ellington Orchestra flown in from New York to celeAnd he’s used to people only looking him briefly in the face before brate the company’s 75th anniversary.” Franz-Otto Falke, his uncle, is turning their gaze to his feet. Today he’s wearing blue knee-length 94 years old – and still drops by the office every day. socks with polka dots to match his light blue shirt, a knit blazer in In the production halls, Bentley machines from the 1960s are still Yves Klein blue and suede shoes (“handmade by Dieter Kuckelkorn whirring away alongside their state-of-the-art counterparts. Knitting in Aachen”). Falke always wears knee-length socks because they don’t machines are loud monstrosities topped with spools of colored yarn slip and reveal bare skin when he sits down. He pours the coffee and that keep dancing back and forth until an almost-finished sock plops hands out some neon-colored ballpoint pens. He spent a long time out of a tube. The toe is linked by hand to ensure the socks won’t rub looking for the perfect shades – as with the socks, it’s all a question of when worn with shoes. After that, the socks are checked, washed, shaped and labeled. “A pair of socks goes through a dozen different nuances. Then he starts telling us about the family firm: “Our fathers actually shared an office. Their desks were arranged head to head. But stages before it leaves the yard. That’s what makes production so laalthough Franz-Peter and I are great believers in consensus managebor-intensive,” says Paul Falke. “We’re proud of being a hundred-perment, we do have separate offices. It wouldn’t work otherwise. We’re cent family-owned company – and that’s not about to change any time soon.” But nobody’s talking about the next generation taking over quite completely different characters and both need our own space. But we yet, he adds. “I know from my own experience how important it is for both give 100 percent, each in our own way. That’s probably the secret my kids to get away from the Sauerland and do their own thing before to why we work so well together.” A portrait of his father hangs above they even think of coming back.” the conference table. Was it always a given that he would follow in his
PHOTOS: FALKE (1)
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is for Green
Germany is the leading country worldwide when it comes to recycling. “Der Grüne Punkt” (the Green Dot) is a symbol on German packaging that tells the consumer it will be turned into a raw material and reused.
is for HARIBO
The herb liqueur that was invented in 1934 in Lower Saxony has achieved what many dream of. It is ordered around the world in over 100 countries although not everyone can actually pronounce its name. Jägermeister is Germany’s most successful exported spirit.
is for Infineon
The Infineon 3-D image sensor may be tiny – a mere twelve by eight millimeters – but it definitely means business. Munich-based Infineon Technologies AG was founded in 1999 and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of semi-conductors. Its products help tackle the three central challenges of today and tomorrow: energy efficiency, mobility and security.
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is for Jägermeister
How could a bag of tasty Haribo gummy bears ever be the cause of a heated argument? For example, when someone polishes off all the red ones! Luckily, the Bonn-based company produces 100 million bears in every color every day. Founded in 1920 by Hans Riegel, Germany’s biggest candy company today boasts a revenue of €2 billion.
MADE IN GERMANY …K…
These popular pickled cucumbers taste great straight from the jar, go very well with ham and are considered quite delicious whether you’re pregnant or not. They’re the perfect midnight snack (or hangover cure) and no evening meal of bread and cheese and cold cuts is really complete without them. Typically fermented in vinegar with herbs and spices, they’re a crunchy, zesty classic. The Carl Kühne company started out as a vinegar brewer in Berlin in 1722. It began producing pickled cucumbers in 1903. These days, the family business is based in Hamburg and produces a lot more than vinegar. In case you didn’t know: Kühne harvests its cucumbers or gherkins exclusively by hand and only turns the small, highly aromatic varieties into pickles.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTO: JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN
is for Kühne
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is for Among multibillionaires, they are considered the ultimate status symbol: Lürssen superyachts. Half of the world’s biggest private vessels have been manufactured by the family-owned, Bremen-based company. Fourth-generation shipyard owner Peter Lürßen speaks about his clients’ unusual requests and explains why discretion remains the golden rule of his business. INTERVIEW: Steffi Kammerer
Peter Lürßen usually spends his days at his desk rather than on a yacht. Pictured overleaf: the 85-meter Lürssen-built “Areti.”
is sitting in an unassuming building with a view of the Weser River in the Vegesack neighborhood in Bremen. The hallway leading to his office is lined with photographs on both sides, starting with the first rowboat built by his family in 1875. The office next to his is occupied by his cousin Friedrich who is in charge of the company’s defense arm and with whom he shares one personal assistant. The wall outside their offices boasts oil paintings of each of their fathers. sen company,
Mr. Lürßen, you have built some of the world’s most exclusive private yachts for heavyweights like Larry Ellison and Roman Abramovich. How do you manage to win such contracts? I can’t really tell you, that’s our secret. The crucial thing is the level of satisfaction among existing customers. There are few people who can afford yachts like ours and the probability of them all knowing each other is relatively high. So if a customer speaks badly of you, that’s a problem. To secure the contract for Paul Allen’s yacht “Octopus” in 2003, you flew to Seattle to see him, taking a model along. Do you always invest such energy?
Yes, we still build models and prepare display boards. You expect the customer to spend a lot of money on an object that has no primary usefulness. That’s why you sometimes have to explain to them why they really want this particular yacht. Rational thinking is a limited part of making the decision:
“Do I commission A, B or C, or anyone at all?” Do you sometimes stay in touch with a customer after a yacht has been delivered?
You tend to keep in touch in order to provide customer support. After all, are you friends with the person who sold you your car? We sell a product, but we’re not personal friends with our customers. How do you ensure that a gigantic project like the “Azzam” (at 180 meters, the world’s largest private yacht), which took several years to build, is kept confidential?
Our employees all know that it would jeopardize the contract if they let something slip. All our subcontractors also personally sign a document about confidentiality. We never talk about the names of our customers anyway. After I have signed a contract with someone, they are given a reference number and a project name, and the document is stored in the safe. Customers know only that we are building a vessel, that it is 70 meters long and what the code name is – that’s it. We are in the business for the money, not for the glory. How many projects do you work on simultaneously? Oh, quite a few. How many is that? Quite a few. Is that confidential, too? It is quite simple: if I told you that we work on 25 projects simultaneously, you could quickly calculate what our earliest next delivery date would be. At Lürssen, we release few figures. What I can say is this: we handle budgets of roughly €700 million annually and have 2,700 employees. You have to think years ahead. How do you stay informed about
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eter Lürßen, one of two bosses at the Lürs-
what is made possible by new technologies? Every customer push-
es the envelope a bit further. There are questions around noise, vibrations, cleanliness and odors. Each customer wants more than the last. Because of this pressure we talk to a great number of suppliers. We are also often contacted by inventors. Our engineers frequently attend trade fairs. We will look at noise-cancelling headphones, for example, and think about whether this technology could be applied to a ship’s engine room. A budget is set and the research starts. We explore all options except those that are totally absurd. How have the wishes of the clients changed over time? People no longer spend hours sunbathing. Shade is important today, and customers usually ask about additional “experience zones.” Wellness facilities are more prominent than they were in the past, whether in the form of steam baths or rest areas. Today, spas on yachts are fitted out like those in luxury hotels, complete with ice rooms in which you can have snow falling on you after a sauna visit. Are there any features that bear a specific Lürssen signature? No, not on a visual level. We have made a conscious effort for each project to be unique, so there is no Lürssen signature look. But what about quality? I don’t like talking in superlatives. Our customers know that as a rule, our vessels are designed and constructed to be robust. They appreciate our efforts to ensure their ship’s day-to-day operations run smoothly and that its maintenance is straight-forward. That’s a remarkable bit of Hanseatic understatement. We have one
rule around here: if someone says that we are the market leader, I usually get quite brusque. We were simply lucky that early on, we had the right product in the right place and at the right time. And that was due to many fortunate circumstances. The fact remains that half of the world’s ten biggest superyachts were produced by Lürssen.
This may be the case, but it’s partly due to the fact that we had the expertise that others lacked. When you increase the length of a yacht from 50 meters to 60 or 70 meters, it is not just a matter of adding the extra length. Everything becomes a lot more complex. And going from 90 or 100 meters to 120 meters is a quantum leap. We learned this the hard way early on. Nevertheless, each yacht is a new challenge. But if there really is a major issue we have hundreds of engineers capable of fixing the problem. How important is it to your customers that Lürssen is a German company?
I believe that it’s reassuring for customers to know that we manufacture exclusively in Germany. We don’t say: let’s get a hull from Poland or Romania. That’s not to say that such hulls are technologically inferior, but our customers feel reassured knowing they’ll be getting a genuinely German product. You have three children and your cousin has one son. What are the plans for the next generation? All
the children have been to college and finished their degrees. We are in a transition phase and it is a matter of slowly introducing those children who are interested into the company. It is rather unlikely, though, that all of them will be equally qualified and equally motivated.
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is for Montblanc Quite surprisingly, the worldâ€™s most exquisite writing instrument is not made in the Swiss Alps, as the name would suggest, but in northern Germany. A visit to the factory in Hamburg where the famous fountain pens have been exclusively manufactured for 112 years in a careful process that includes the TEXT: Siems Luckwaldtâ€ƒ PHOTOS: Montblanc highest levels of quality control.
Spectacular understatement: the new Montblanc headquarters, to which the old-established Hamburg firm will move in 2020.
lmost every week, enthusiastic Montblanc collectors
will see the opening of Montblanc Haus at the company’s new headset off for northwestern Hamburg, individually and quarters. It will include a fascinating museum dedicated to the art in organized groups, to observe with their own of writing, a visitors’ center showcasing Montblanc’s history and a eyes the care and expertise with which a Montpermanent collection of company art on more than 2,900 square blanc writing instrument is made. Each pen is meters of space – designed by the well-known architects’ firm Niesubjected to countless quality control tests beto Sobejano Arquitectos. fore beginning its career. The final one takes he stewards of the art of writing are constantly trying to place in a plain room called the Writing Room, keep pace with the future, as is demonstrated by the modwhere employees put them to paper, drawing ern aesthetic of the transparent cap tip in the Starwalker continuous figure-eights to make sure Collection or by innovations like Augmented Paper, which turns there’s no unwanted friction or irritating scratching sound. They handwritten notes into digital documents. The Montblanc portfolio includes the world’s most expensive writing instrument: usually use invisible ink because color pigments would be almost impossible to remove from the delicate embellishments on the top the 2.4 million-dollar Monte Celio, a pen studded with a diaof the nib. The perfect nib – along with the high-grade resin barmond, sapphires and brilliant-cut diamonds. It also features Sperel and the piece between the nib carrier and the feed – is what cial Edition writing instruments created in honor of famous perthe art of writing is ultimately about. From its iridium tip to its sonalities such John F. Kennedy, the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, heart-shaped vent hole, the nib is made of Andy Warhol and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Two models have been dedicated to 18-karat gold. It is perfection in miniature, manufactured in 35 precise steps. Over and important patrons of the arts: Lorenzo de’ over again for the last 112 years. Medici and Peggy Guggenheim. In view The idea of creating a non-leaking founof such creativity and attention to detail, it tain pen was the brainchild of a Hamburg hardly comes as a surprise that roughly 40 banker and a Berlin engineer. A short time percent of company sales still come from later, three Hamburg business partners – writing instruments – even in the age of stationery store owner Claus- Johannes the Internet and the smartphone. The rest Voss, banker Christian Lausen and engicomes from leather goods made at a companeer Wilhelm Dziambor – took over the ny-owned factory near Florence, Italy, and from the watch segment, which includes Simplo Filler Pen Co., as the young enterprise was originally called, and laid product lines such as the TimeWalker and the first smart watch, appropriatethe foundation for a global firm based ly called the Montblanc Summit. Numerin Germany. In 1910, the ambitious trio named the company Montblanc. Accordous timepieces are designed and maning to the story, the name came to them ufactured in Le Locle and Villeret in Switzerland and Montblanc has been manat the card table one jolly, alcohol-fueled evening. What, after all, could be more obufacturing its own movements since 2008. vious than to name a company dedicated The question naturally arises – in a “Made to superb craftsmanship after the highin Germany” issue – whether Montblanc est mountain in the Alps? The six glacier fountain pens couldn’t just as easily be prozones at its peak became the iconic logo, duced in China. Oliver Goessler doesn’t hesCEO Nicolas Baretzki: “Hamburg is a six-pointed white star with rounded edgitate to clarify: “They could, and likely to the an e ssential part of Montblanc’s DNA.” es. In 1919, the Rouge et Noir debut modhighest standards, too. But the important el was introduced in a Hamburg boutique for the first time. And thing to consider is whether Montblanc should go that route, and the answer is a definite ‘no.’ Doing so would disappoint our cusin 1924, the company began engraving the mountain’s altitude tomers’ expectations and break our promise to them.” The writing – 4,810 meters – onto the nib of every Meisterstück, the world’s instruments are manufactured exclusively in Hamburg. probably most famous fountain pen. he Montblanc store on Hamburg’s elegant Neuer Wall shopMaison Montblanc is very pleased with its brand ambassador ping street generates the highest sales anywhere in the world. Hugh Jackman, who can currently be seen in the role of legendary It’s a profitable home game, so to speak. Montblanc is part showman P. T. Barnum. The company is also very happy with the of the luxury goods holding Richemont Group, but the company’s writing instrument it developed specially for the film. “Hugh Jackindividual fortunes are guided mainly by decisions made in Hamman suits us better than any other Hollywood star,” says Goessler. burg, points out Oliver Goessler, Managing Director Northern Eu“He exudes respectability and seniority, he’s successful, multitalrope. “It’s where our historical roots lie and where our values and ented and good looking, too.” Thanks to the long-running X-Men commitment to craftsmanship and quality are anchored, things films, Jackman is well known among people of all ages and Goessto which we remain true. Our products are as reliable as they have ler isn’t bothered by the term “millennial.” – “The Meisterstück has been around for 90 years and impressed numerous generaever been and we are not primarily concerned with creating shorttions. People of various ages purchase it.“ Unassuming, reliable, lived trends. Some people might say this is precisely what makes our products German.” The company has roughly 3,000 employunfazed by current fashions – these attributes could describe Monees, a third of whom are based in Hamburg. blanc’s management and are perhaps typically German, too. If you Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki also stresses the importance of don’t know what you stand for, you’ll never make history. Speaking Hamburg for the brand’s DNA. For him, it’s a matter of pride to of which: what historical documents does Oliver Goessler treasure work tirelessly to make Hamburg Montblanc’s cultural base. 2020 most? “Early letters from my wife and my grandfather’s journal.”
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is for Nivea
This white cream in its iconic blue tin is perhaps one of the strongest German brands in use in any household since its launch over a hundred years ago on a cold December day in 1911. The affordable but high-quality moisturizing cream was originally invented by the pharmacist Oscar Troplowitz, who turned Beiersdorf, then a small Hamburg company he acquired in 1890, into a multinational firm. Today Beiersdorf employs 18,000 people and boasts a revenue of roughly €6.7 billion. The name Nivea, by the way, stems from nivalis, the Latin word for snow.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTO: JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN
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is for Dr. Oetker
Founded in 1891, the company is still headquartered in the town of Bielefeld, but its products are sold in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oetker is one of Germany’s largest family-owned businesses operating on the world stage, a huge corporation with more than 11,600 employees. Despite this, Dr. Oetker products evoke a feeling of idyllic domesticity. This may be because so many of us grew up with the smell of chocolate pudding and vanilla sugar and remember watching our moms (or dads) stir bowls of cake dough in the kitchen. The small paper sachet of “Backin” baking powder is as much a part of German family life as cake is a part of every birthday celebration.
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TEXT: Bastian Fuhrmann PHOTOS: Delius Klasing Verlag Bielefeld “70 Years Porsche Sports Cars”
is for Porsche No other company has build more timeless and desirable sports cars than Porsche, which was originally founded in 1931 by the engineer and technician Ferdinand Porsche. Since then, the car manufacturer from Stuttgart has become the admired master of combining engineering, quality and style – and putting sex appeal on wheels.
Ferdinand â€œFerryâ€? Porsche, pictured here in front of the first sports car carrying his name, the Porsche 356. It was launched in 1948.
1 1 Porsche racing driver Mark Webber 2 The King of Cool, Steve McQueen 3 Former ÂPorsche manager Peter Schutz with a Porsche 911 4 Collector Cameron Healy 5 Actor Patrick Dempsey 6 Designer Grant Larson.
ack in the summer of 1948, a small, tight-knit
Porsche uses robotics only where absolute repetitive precision is vital. team made up of engineers and mechanics Even though technological progress does determine the everyday acled by Ferdinand “Ferry” Anton E rnst Portivities of the Stuttgart-based company, it still adheres to the principle: sche launched a unique automobile from as many humans as possible, as few robots as necessary. their base on the grounds of a former timThis focus on precision has paid off. In 2017, a total of 246,375 Porber mill in the Austrian town of Gmünd in sche vehicles were shipped around the world and the one millionth the state of Carinthia: the Porsche 356. Four model 911 recently left its factory. Nevertheless, the sports car comyears after having fled the war-torn city of pany keeps challenging itself like a top athlete who is constantly competing. Consequently, motor sports are an intrinsic part of the brand’s Stuttgart, they drove the little sports car straight into people’s hearts. After the trauDNA. Since its foundation, the company has been transferring the latmas of the recent war, the 356’s friendly, face-like front, sweeping silest technological inventions derived from its continued participation in motor racing into its consumer production. Not simply as an end in houette and distinctive engine noise attracted everyone’s attention. The Porsche 356 was fast and supplied many a surprise in the motor itself, but rather out of obsessive perfectionism and a passion for the racing world over the years. Its technical design and lightness gave it sport. Every race that takes place therefore also always benefits regular Porsche drivers. The fact that the ignition in Porsche cars is still on a crucial edge over its competitors. Soon the agile little Porsche outthe left dates back to the old days of motor racing. In the 1960s, racing paced all the racing cars with larger engine capacities. At the end of drivers used to run from the pit lane to their cars on the starting grid the 1950s, however, the technological potential of the model 356 had and then jump into their vehicle. So having the ignition on the left side more or less been exhausted and a worthy successor was needed. In 1963, Porsche launched the legendary model 911, back at the of the steering wheel was simply the quickest way to start the engine. company base in Stuttgart. No other car has managed to conquer the The qualities of Porsche cars even helped turn some talented racing world in a more sustained manner than this drivers into icons: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Hans allrounder. As Ferry Porsche said, it is the only Herrmann and Walter Röhrl, to name but a few. Since the 1960s, even the direct descendvehicle you can drive from an African safari to the streets of New York, via the race at Le Mans ants of Ferry Porsche have frequently been and a trip to the theater. With the 911, designer drawn to the pit lanes of international racing Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, Ferry Porsche’s events, for example to the 24-hour race at Le oldest son, created a language of form whose Mans in France. Motor racing can be a famidesign DNA is still recognizable in the current ly celebration. And no other automobile brand model – a truly timeless car. has more victories under its belt than the comThe first 911 was followed by a few vehicle depany with the equine coat-of-arms. signs that were rather unusual for Porsche: the he motor-racing scene is also a magnet model 928 with its V8 front-mounted engine, for Porsche fans from around the globe. for example, or the Boxster – the so called “enU.S. actor and style icon Steve McQueen even made a movie about the racing spectatry-level Porsche” – and of course the Porsche cle at Le Mans. The King of Cool had a weakCayenne, the first SUV. More than two-thirds of all Porsches ever ness for Porsches and in fact owned several built are still on the road today. It is an unparmodels. When he wasn’t thundering through alleled proof of quality you can actually expeCalifornia’s Mojave Desert perched above the rience on the road, not just a framed certifirear wheel of his Triumph motorcycle or standMarking the big anniversary: cate hanging in a fancy foyer of a dealership. ing in front of the camera, McQueen could be 70 Years Porsche Sports Cars – a An all-consuming attention to detail permefound more and more often in the cockpit of motoring and lifestyle chronicle. ates the company’s different departments. As one of his sports cars made in Stuttgart’s disof late, Porsche mechanics have been able to raise or lower the height trict of Zuffenhausen. In the hedonistic 1970s, he even took part in of an engine, as well as being able to turn it by 360 degrees. After all, races driving a Porsche. Today, we would call him a brand ambassador or influencer, but he was a lot cooler than that. the engine is the heart of the Porsche and heart surgeons don’t really It is impossible to imagine the automotive universe without Porlike working with their hands above their heads. he company’s quality and analytics center is clinically clean; its sche. Many look up to the sports car company, but the brand itself interiors pristinely white. Where the naked eye can no longer has remained down-to-earth, true to itself and has not forgotten its perceive irregularities on the surfaces of the vehicles, Porsche origins. Proof of this is the timeless design of the Porsche 911 and uses laser technology and, most recently, augmented reality, the latthe company’s everyday focus on people. These are the values that est trend in digital technology. Both systems can detect discrepancies Ferry Porsche has bequeathed to his heirs. While the family members are no longer involved in the day-to-day running of the compadown to fractions of a millimeter. Measurement accuracy at Porsche is currently within a hundredth of a millimeter. Inspectors qualiny, Wolfgang Porsche, the youngest of Ferry’s sons, is currently the ty-checking the bodies of the cars use their hands, as machines are chairman of the board and the face of the brand. still unable to determine whether the feel of the different car surfacBut at the end of the day, what’s so special about a Porsche? What makes it unique? Is it the motoring experience? Or maybe its design es and the appearance of the seams are correct. Even the Porsche coat of arms is tested by being exposed to different climatic conditions. aesthetic? Could it be the location of the company’s HQ or the Porsche In the end, 475 robots and roughly 190 highly qualified employees family’s deep roots in the company? Is it the motor racing legend that are responsible for assembling the body of a car. It is the right mix, a lives on in each Porsche being driven on the streets? It isn’t actually any single one of these, but rather their sum total. What will be the fuwell-balanced deployment of humans and machines. Porsche is just about to implement the next step in its evolution: electure mission of the sports car manufacturer that was founded by Dr. trification. Nevertheless the internal processes of the global company Ing. h.c. F. Porsche and will be celebrating its 70th anniversary this are surprisingly traditional. Its focus firmly remains on its employees. year? You could put it like this: Porsche – fulfilling your heart’s desires.
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is for Rimowa
Named after Richard Morszeck, the son of the orginal founder, Rimowa is the superstar of light luggage. The ultra-light aluminum and polycarbonate suitcases with their telltale grooved exterior are cult items and status symbols, allowing professional travelers to spot one another immediately. As early as 1898, Rimowa manufactured wooden suitcases. In 1950, the company launched its first aluminum model. In 1972, Richard Morszeck’s son Dieter joined the Cologne-based company at only 19. After buying into the brand in 2017, the French luxury goods group LVMH now owns 80 percent of the company.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF
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is for Steiff
The Steiff teddy bear is the symbol of the prestigious German toy animal company that was originally founded by Margarete Steiff in 1877. Stricken with polio and bound to a wheelchair, young Magarete started sewing her first toy, the “Elefäntle” (little elephant), in 1880. In 1901 she exported her first toy animals to the U.S. Her nephew Richard Steiff took over the business and created the first teddy bear in 1902, a cuddly little creature called “Bear 55 PB.” The company’s “Classic 1920” bear pictured here is vocal, too, emitting a low, friendly growl when you turn it over. Collectors are currently paying up to €150,000 for vintagte Steiff teddy bears. Today, the company Steiff GmbH has 1,700 employees and a revenue of €105 million.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN
is for Tesa
Whether it’s the classic transparent adhesive tape for desktop dispensers or colorful plastic-coated cloth tape: Tesa products are essential. But the Hamburg-based company produces much more: adjustable adhesive nails, for example, which allow pictures to be hung on walls in no time and taken down again just as quickly. Incidentally, Tesa’s success story began with the company’s failed attempt to develop an adhesive plaster: while being very sticky, it also caused skin irritations. So, making a virtue of necessity, Tesa launched the first technical adhesive tape in 1896. The then company secretary Elsa Tesmer came up with the brand name by using some of the letters contained in her own name.
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is for UFA
is for Vorwerk
There’s hardly anything this miraculous device aka Thermomix cannot do. The luxury kitchen appliance blends, cooks and fries, revolutionizing cooking itself. The launch of the model “TM5” in 2014 was surrounded by a fair amount of hype and to date, more than three million units have been sold. The company was founded in 1883 and currently markets the Thermomix in 14 countries.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: AKG-IMAGES/FOTOTECA GILARDI (1)
Last year, UFA celebrated its 100th birthday. Based in the Babelsberg district of Potsdam near Berlin, UFA is one of Europe’s oldest film and TV production companies. Fritz Lang’s 1927 science-fiction masterpiece Metropolis (original poster on the right ) is one of the most iconic movies in film history. Today, UFA delivers many different types of TV programming as well as creating feature films.
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is for Würth
Who would have thought that the most famous screws were produced in Germany! Founder A dolf Würth established a trading company for fasteners in 1945. After his death, his 19-year-old son took over. Today, the Würth Group, based in the Franconian town of Künzelsau, is one of Germany’s biggest non-listed companies and operates worldwide. The company sells more than 125,000 assembly and fastening products for craft and industrial uses.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTO: JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN
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is for Zwilling
Still looking sharp after 280 years. The Zwilling J. A. Henckels AG was founded in 1731, making it one of the oldest companies in the world. It is based in S olingen, where the company was originally founded. Cutler Peter Henckels registered the twin symbol in the Solingen knife maker’s trades register on June 13th, which in astrological terms meant the company was a Gemini (“Zwilling” in German). Zwilling’s product portfolio includes more than scissors and knives. The company also produces saucepans, cutlery and beauty and hairdressing supplies. Zwilling’s red multipurpose scissors are a classic that can be found in almost any home in Germany. They have been an indispensable kitchen utensil for more than 75 years and can even be used to open cans and bottles.
TEXT: SUSANNE KALOFF; PHOTOS: JOERN RYNIO C/O KATRIN NEHLSEN (1)
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The Visionary Being in the spotlight and having to talk about himself is one of the things Christian Völkers tries to avoid at all cost. Instead, CV – as he is called by his employees – prefers to enjoy his free time playing polo and let his achievements speak for themselves. But to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his company Engel & Völkers, we were able to catch the founder, CEO and soul of the company to give GG an interview. A very personal conversation about difficult beginnings, daring ideas, the value of strong friendships and achieving a dream. INTERVIEW: Michaela Cordes
PHOTO: MARK SEELEN
Christian Völkers: “There are two spots in the world where I always feel content: in my office in Hamburg and at my finca on Mallorca.”
“Engel & Völkers started as a group of friends with a vision. That spirit is still alive!” CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS
Nine years of summer fun. More than 600 E&V employees are invited each year when Christian Vรถlkers hosts the E&V Polo Cup.
urope’s top real estate broker, top seller of homes to the super-rich, chief of-
ficer presiding over 10,000 employees at 800 locations in more than 30 countries on four continents. Anyone who knows Christian Völkers a bit better is aware that such lavish praise makes this entrepreneur shudder with embarrassment. But as this year marks the 40th anniversary of his company E&V, it was worth a try to ask him for an interview. To show the passionate force behind Engel & Völkers from a completely different side. The person behind the visionary personality only a few people and close friends get to know and recognize. Christian Völkers and I grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other for more than 30 years. Twelve years ago, he asked me to take over his magazine. A conversation between friends... As a child, do you remember what you wanted to be when you
You’re right, it really was a hands-on approach.
Not exactly, but I was How did your parents react when you convinced from an early age that told them you were going to become I wanted to do something spea real estate broker? They were horcial. Shortly after graduating rified and said: “What kind of nonfrom school, reality hit and I was sense is that?” All of a sudden, I had forced to ask myself where this strayed very far from the path they had expected me to take after completing conviction came from and what my commercial training and getting a it meant. I didn’t know. Making business degree. They expected me to money had never motivated me, it was always a means to an end. start working at a bank or go into the I was more interested in building import-export business or corporate consulting. Some of my friends were or developing something. I had a production facility of some kind going into the computer business, in mind. In fact, I’m still fasciwhich was a very exotic thing to do. nated by the process of creating But to do a complete turnaround and a product, producing it, developenter the real estate business? What ing a marketing strategy and sellI really wanted to do in fact was start ing it. That’s what I had in mind. something on my own. After all, while I never imagined my product I was training as a clerk I set up a small would turn out to be the systemameat trading business. tized, personnel intensive service Really? What do you mean? The father of a former girlfriend owned a – the most complicated of all. After training as a shipping clerk I big meat trading company – the Dithquickly got a business degree and marscher Katenrauch – and I had nobegan working for Harald Grapticed that the meat that was delivered engiesser at a Hamburg consulton board the ships was of very cheap ing firm, auditing American real quality, and that only parts of it were CV and Martin Freiherr von Jenisch (r.) step off the plane in 1985 carrying the sign for the first E&V shop in Mallorca. estate funds. This was my first used while the rest was thrown away. introduction to the subject of real There was too much waste. So I figestate. Around the same time, I was talking to Dirk Engel, an old ured I could deliver meat in lesser amounts but of better quality. I friend with whom I’d grown up in the Elbe suburbs who had recentdid that for years and started earning good money while I was still ly established the company Engel & Cie. He was trying to sell U.S. quite young. So that was basically the first time you successfully changed an exreal estate to German investors as the exclusive representative of a isting structure? It worked well. What I learned from that practiU.S. broker in downtown Hamburg and things weren’t going very well. I was also dissatisfied with my job and after mulling things cal experience was that you can improve processes if you go about over, we decided to join forces and opened a real estate agency in it in a smart way. the Elbe suburbs. Have you always been fascinated by houses and real estate? No more How many people were you in the beginning? Just four – Dirk Engel, and no less than anybody else. You don’t seem to require a lot of square footage to be happy. In fact, Eva-Maria Haug, Gesine von Ehren and me. I remember how you used to drive your red sports car around Blanke-
you’ve been living in a small mews house in Hamburg for over 30
nese (one of the Elbe suburbs) and confidently approach the owners
years. How much space do you need to feel comfortable? Personally?
of beautiful properties, asking them whether they might be interest-
Very little. I currently reside in a former horse stable that I bought in 1985. While restoring it, I though very carefully about the kind of life I wanted to live and what the topic of this life should be. I didn’t want
ed in selling their homes. That was an unusual and almost American thing to do in such a staid, somewhat conservative community.
“Son Coll was a beautiful ruin, but I thought I would die if I didn’t get to buy this house.”
PHOTO: MARK SEELEN
1977 Founding of the company Engel & Cie
1980 Move into Elbchaussee 414 headquarters
1988 Establishment of the Grund Genug publishing house
1988 Entrance into the commercial real estate market
1990 Opening of the first European office outside Germany
1996 Establishment of the E&V Real Estate Academy
1998 Launch of the franchise partner system
2004 Establishment of the business segment Resorts
2007 Establishment of the Yachting segment
2007 Opening of a Private Office in London
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1 The first Hamburg office at Elbchaussee 414, which has become the E&V logo 2 The desks belonging to CV and Dirk Engel at Elbchaussee 3 Promotional merchandise – here a box of matches and 7 a pen 4 Drawing of a typical E&V Shop 5 The new E&V headquarters in Hamburg, designed by Richard Meier 6 The E&V formula, sketched on a paper napkin 8 E&V has Metropolitan Market Centers in big cities – here an MMC in Barcelona 9 Christian Völkers’ first sports car, a red 1950s MGA 10 The E&V “rules” – 300 pages of guidelines handtyped by CV 11 Christian Völkers and Dirk Engel in their first office in 1984 12 EvaMaria Haug and Gesine von Ehren were the first employees to join the company. 12
2009 Establishment of the Capital segment
2012 Establishment of the Castles and Manors segment
2012 Opening of the 500th E&V office worldwide
“During the E&V Polo Cup festivities I like to invite the same group of my oldest friends.”
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Adrenaline & strategy: “Polo helps me to switch off completely and just concentrate on the game,” explains Christian Völkers.
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“Of course I could just go and sell the company – but nothing could be further from my mind.” CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS
Christian Völker’s wife Ninon presents the award, guests enjoy the asado to Supertramp. E&V is also known for its legendary parties.
Ninon and Christian Völkers: “What happiness means to me? Well, enjoying my small circle of close friends and my family, of course!”
to build something modern but rather something that would suit the fact that what I was restoring a building that was quite old.
& Völkers primer. The E&V Academy and the company’s entire service
You seem to generally feel more at home in buildings that have a his-
vice companies or brokerages before you wrote the “rulebook”? No, I
framework is based on these 300 pages. Had you studied other ser-
tory rather than in modern architecture, am I right?
Houses that are modern eventually lose their modernity and what’s no longer modern inevitably gets torn down. To me, a beautiful house must be timeless. If you restore it too vigorously, you are likely to skip considerations like patina and history. This is why we chose Richard Meier to be the architect of our new E&V headquarters. Meier still builds the same way he did 40 years ago – in other words: his designs are timeless and not modern at all. This way, his work will never become old-fashioned nor will it ever go out of style.
didn’t model it on anything. Other people were selling the properties and they did so according to their own ideas of what would work. But when things started to become difficult for Dirk Engel and his depressions started to affect his work, I was forced to get more involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. That’s when I realized that taking a more structured approach to the process of house viewings and asking customers all the right questions at just the right time would make for better customer relations and result in better sales. I was suddenly convinced that providing just the right service Holding on to the old-school way of how things are done – this seems in just the right way would work wonders and improve results. But to be a value system that you brought and continue to bring into at the same time it became perfectly clear to me that there were limthe company. In all the years that I’ve been working here, I’ve seen itations to what I could personally manage in a growing company because I would never be able to handle each customer all by myvery few people come and go. Yes, we certainly have a very low rate of fluctuation, that’s true. Perself. So in the end, I had to give haps this is because we have almy customers over to Eva-Maria ways kept an eye on two imporHaug or Gesine von Ehren, our tant factors when hiring people: only employees at the time, and a good education and a great peroff they went to the house viewsonality! It has always been obings. That was when I started askvious to me that a person with a ing myself: Wait a minute, you strong personality would promote have no idea how they’re treating the E&V brand most efficiently. my customers and what they’re telling them! I realized that I was And completing a degree or vocational training – regardless of completely in the dark. I decided the area or industry – is a guaranthen and there that I had to find a tee that a person can learn. These way of making sure they were dodays, new recruits learn most of ing things exactly the way I wanted them to and no other way. So the important things about how I flew to Mallorca, where I locked the company works by attending our E&V Academy, which ofmyself up in my parents’ house fers specialized online and offline and proceeded to write down the classes for our employees to take perfect system for providing the part in or attend alongside their best service that E&V offers today. regular work. This focus on perIt was a kind of primer in which sonality has created a happy situI described every little step right CHRISTIAN VÖLKERS ation in which I enjoy being surdown to the last detail. Because rounded by my employees and providing the perfect service is am always on the look-out for innot just about little things here teresting people who my compaand there, it’s about putting tony would benefit from hiring and gether a collection of details that work together to create a whole. who would enjoy working for us. In 1986, eight years after you founded the company, Dirk Engel died. It’s like a total work of art.
“Continuing to grow is no longer a real challenge for us. The issue we need to address and consider is: How will digitalization affect us, how do we preserve our business model and maintain our relevance for the next 20 years?”
He committed suicide after years of battling depression. His loss
When did you first start to understand that you could grow E&V into
must have affected you greatly, because you kept his name in the
a big company?
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company name and have a portrait of Dirk hanging in your office to this day. Of course. We founded the company together and although it later developed in a completely different direction, the original idea was a joint idea. Dirk’s death devastated me. We weren’t just business partners, we were also good friends. On the business front, I was suddenly thrown into an entirely new situation because I wasn’t prepared to run the company by myself. I hadn’t been directly involved with sales and wasn’t a known entity in the market. That naturally posed a huge challenge. I had a lot of competitors come up to me during that time, saying: “We’ll buy you out, you don’t have a chance on the market by yourself.” I didn’t get a lot of encouragement. The core business was small but very profitable. In 1986, we probably had a revenue of around two million deutschmarks. And we were just a group of six or seven people. After Dirk Engel died, you retreated behind closed doors for two months and wrote a book of rules and guidelines, the so-called Engel
When we realized that what we were doing with five people could also be done successfully with 50. I built up a large group of young people with great personalities, people who had grown up close by and knew the area, who set off to deliver the same kind of brand experience to all of our customers. To our customers it was groundbreaking, and they would say things like: “That’s wonderful, you don’t just sell houses, you solve problems and before we knew what had happened, we had bought a new house!” We soon realized that an approach that worked for one customer would also work for hundreds of customers, and so it was suddenly perfectly obvious that E&V could become a very large company. The first big leap you took was moving from the first five offices into the E&V Shops. We
took that first quantum leap in the late ’90s, but when we did so, we also came to the painful realization that the young people we were employing, whose average age was just a little over 20, were not up to the job anymore. These young people all lacked something fundamental: credibility and the experience that comes
“When my first child was born, I was delightfully surprised by a whole new and exciting chapter.”
Country living paired with harvesting. Christian Völkers restored the finca with the help of architect Toni Obrador.
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with age. Because when you’re dealing with customers who are looking to buy or sell premium real estate, you have to be able to communicate at eye level. And there was no way that customers were going take advice about what house to buy from students and trainees many years younger than themselves, no matter how well educated they might be. When hiring new people, we chose them from the same background as before but made sure they were just that much older.
has impressed me most about them more than their fortune was always their wealth of experience: the great many things they had done and seen, and how often they were able to make the right decisions based on all their experience. Great success goes hand-in-hand with envious reactions – how do you
I’ve experienced envy, of course, but I just try to shake it off. When I started out, I was so convinced that my idea would work, I talked about it to everyone I Then one day, your current business knew, whether they wanted to listen These days, Christian Völkers grows wine at Son partner Alexander Lampert showed to me or not. Many people respondColl. This painting of Son Coll decorates CV’s office. A gift from all his employees in honor of his 40th birthday. you a copy of the biography of Ray ed by saying: You’ll never get it off Kroc, the franchise genius who the ground. It wasn’t so much envy made McDonald’s so successful, and proposed: Let’s do that too! back then as skepsis. But it all took a long time. Today we have finalWere there ever any moments in your career when you thought: Oh ly arrived at the point that I was hoping we would eventually get to no, I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew? Sure there were. Every years ago already. I thought it would be easier and happen more quicktime we set out to make major changes. When we introduced the franly, but you always encounter dead ends and have to crawl out of them. chise system, for example, we had to give up the offices that were doAfter you’ve made a bad decision you have no choice but to straighten ing well. Instead of enjoying the profits, we started charging a licensthings out again. The road to success was never straight at all, and ofing fee. But we had to hang on to the offices that were operating at a ten paved with difficulties. Over the years you have created a second home for yourself on the loss. So our profits shrank but our losses remained. It didn’t take us island of Mallorca, far removed from the people in Hamburg society very long to learn that you had to have at least 70–80 franchise officwho can make life difficult now and again for a young and visionary es in order to cover your costs. Hanging on to offices that were losing dreamer. There are lots of good things to be said for Hamburg, but money while at the same time expanding from 30 to 80 offices was a there’s also something very limiting about life there. Any attempt to huge challenge at the time. Is there someone in your life whom you look up to, someone who has stray from the expected path – at least that’s how it was in the early always been a role model for you? I have been very fortunate to be days for me with E+V – is quickly discouraged. The island of Mallorca became a second home for me at a relatively early age when my in a business in which I happen to make contact with personalities who are both successful and wealthy. What I have envied and what parents bought a house near Felanitx. I was 14. There was a kind of
handle such reactions?
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Robinson Club nearby where I used ents who were interested in restorto give tennis and windsurfing lesing old Mallorquin estates, includsons during my school vacations. In ing my neighbor Michael Douglas the ’90s, when I was looking for a and the photographer Francesproperty to buy, I made a specific co Venturi. What started out as a point of avoiding “Hamburg Hill” small group of people with a shared on the eastern side of the island passion developed into a large, international circle of friends. And (Editors’ note: This is an area populated mainly by other people from thanks to the many intense weekends we devoted to E&V business at north Germany) and concentrated Son Coll, the house eventually took my search for a pile of rocks that on greater and greater significance I could make into a home on the western side of the island. I drove for the company as well. down every dirt track I saw, looking Every summer for the past nine for an old house that would fire my years you have hosted a party in Ninon and Christian Völkers had both their imagination. The first house I saw, your Mallorcan garden and invited children christened in the chapel at Son Coll. The embroidered cushion is another gift. someone else bought more or less guests – including all your license right from under my nose, but then partners – to attend the Engel & Völkers Polo Cup. What does polo mean to you personally as a sport? my office manager on Mallorca showed me Son Coll. And although If I have time, I play a game of polo every morning in Hamburg beit was a ruin and I wasn’t even able to inspect the interior, I fell in fore going into the office. It’s my escape, a way to switch off comlove with the property immediately. I thought I would die if I didn’t pletely and just concentrate on the game. I started playing polo many get to buy this house, and so that’s exactly what I did a few days later. At the time, were you already planning for Son Coll to become a platyears ago after having played tennis and hockey and being quite faform for your company as well? It didn’t take very long for that idea miliar with horses. Polo brings everything together, it’s a perfect blend of adrenaline and strategy. Having the opportunity to play to hit me because I was quite close to many of the people working for E&V and the company at the time was a big, colorful circle of polo on Mallorca is a luxury to me. My house is always filled with friends. We didn’t go into the office to “work,” we were all driven my old friends during the E&V Polo Cup competitions. In the old by a desire to achieve a common goal. So it was natural that at one days, those friends were all bachelors and we always had a big party. point or another, many of my employees came to Son Coll. Some of These days they bring their wives and children when they come to them even brought their own furniture along from Hamburg bevisit, and some of their children even join us today on the polo field. cause the place was still a ruin. I was one of the first people back Switching off completely doesn’t come easily to you, does it? I never then to set themselves the task of carefully restoring an old Mallorused to be able to stop working, and back in the early days, I rememcan manor house and worked closely with the Mallorcan architect ber wishing that someone would invent two hoses, one through which you could be fed your daily dose of necessary food and another through Toni Obrador. Later on, he began working with more and more cli-
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which you would receive all the sleep that you needed so that you wouldn’t waste time eating and sleeping and could keep going without the need to stop. Today I’m still someone who has to be constantly in gear. Having to spend two days in one place without something to do makes me very nervous. I much prefer going to my office and getting some work done! In fact, there are only two places in the world where I really feel content: at the office in Hamburg and at our finca Son Coll on Mallorca.
“If I have time, I play a game of polo every morning before going into the office.”
interest and which they could manage responsibly. I think the company should be run by someone who is qualified first and foremost and not by someone who has inherited it. If both these things came together, I would naturally be very pleased. What do you regard as the biggest challenge for the company today?
Growing the company further is no longer a real challenge for us. Today we have more than 10,000 employees at 800 locations in 30 countries on four continents. The issue we You became a father quite late when need to confront and consider over The E&V Polo Cup award ceremony in Mallorca (here you turned 50. How did fatherhood the coming years is digitalization, in 2013). CV likes his Son Coll parties to be a good mix of E&V e mployees and personal friends from the old days. change you? I am and have always and what I’ve been pondering are been a very goal-oriented person. the answers to the following quesBecoming a father was not something I had originally set as one of tions: How will the digitalization of the world affect our business and my goals. I actually thought that having a child would lead me off the how far do we have to think into the future? How do we preserve our path and make it difficult to achieve my other goals, but having chilbusiness model and maintain our relevance for the next 20 years? dren made me all of a sudden realize that being a father opened up What would you say are your biggest achievements for you personala whole new chapter in my life, a chapter I didn’t know even existed. ly? What makes me happy is seeing that my theory about developing I hadn’t been able to imagine this before, and only realized it when a perfect, systematized approach to customer service was correct. And that we succeeded in pairing this with a strong global brand. Moving my son Oscar was born. Today it’s a wonderful thing to have found into our new E&V headquarters in the HafenCity area this summer the answer to the question: “Why am I here and doing all of this?” I will be a special event for me personally. Our new head office will be now have a better sense of the continuity of life and find myself seeing things in a very dynastic way. Of course I could just go ahead a building where the E&V brand will really come alive. On a more and sell the company, but nothing could be further from my mind. personal level, I enjoy the company of my circle of friends that I have Do you hope one day to see one of your children taking over E&V? I purposely kept small because there’s not much space left in my life would like that very much, but I don’t think it will happen, because for new people. I have five or six close friends whom I enjoy spending the task is so complex and it would be pure coincidence if one of my time with and for whom I always will make time. And I am pleased children felt up to it. But it would also make me happy if they found to have found spots on this planet where I feel most comfortable and a place for themselves within the company, an area that struck their at home – Hamburg and Mallorca. And of course there’s my family.
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Where Style Meets Splendour Tucked away in the hills of desirable Blankenese, Villa Jako is one of the most iconic yet enigmatic buildings in Hamburg. Now famous as the former home of Karl Lagerfeld, the property was built in the 1920s in the style of a Roman villa, with spectacular river views. TEXT: Uta Abendroth INTERIOR PHOTOS: Mark Seelen EXTERIOR PHOTOS: Ferdinand Graf von Luckner PRODUCTION: Saskia Herrmann
The location, the architecture, the view – high up in Blankenese, everything about “Villa Jako” has a uniquely beautiful quality.
Not classic, but eclectic: Villa Jako plays with an exciting mix of styles.
Magnificent to behold, the coffered ceiling soars almost six metres above the living room, which opens onto the garden and the river.
Walther Baedeker, Renate Kant, Andrée Putman, Karl Lagerfeld – many a creative force has left their mark on “Villa Jako”.
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The central space in this home, true to the rules of symmetry in its overall design and inspired by the style of a Roman villa, is the atrium with its skylight and impluvium (a sunken water basin currently covered over by a carpet and table, right). This grand entrance leads off to the various rooms that grace the ground floor, including the kitchen with its beautiful herringbone floor (left) and the enormous living room with its blue and gold coffered ceiling (below). The villa had just one single storey when is was originally built in 1924. The first floor was then added three years later, with several bedrooms and bathrooms. The staircase leading to this upper level is ideally suited as a charming little home gallery space.
The contrast between the grandeur of the ground floor and the intimacy of the first floor above could not be more stark: On all sides of the gallery that forms the ceiling cutout in the atrium is a small library (above). The skylight fills this space with a luminous glow, while the velvet drapes bring a cosy warmth and dimmed lighting when needed. Karl Lagerfeld had a bathroom on the mezzanine transformed by the renowned French interior designer AndrĂŠe Putman (left). Besides the select furniture and beautiful lighting in the Chinese salon (below) it is the hand-painted wall mural that really catches the eye most. All of the materials and each and every detail of the craftsmanship on show is masterly throughout.
Marble, modern art & juxtaposed styles â€“ anything goes in this home.
The atrium leads to the salon, decorated with Chinese flair. The walls appear wallpapered at first glance, but are in fact hand-painted.
the French interior designer Andrée Putman. The atrium is crowned view through lace curtains of the River Elbe, and the sirens of by a glass dome that allows diffuse daylight down into the space. This the ships. That is Hamburg for me,” says Karl room also leads through to the living room, which spans the entire Lagerfeld, recollecting his childhood. This breadth of the house and measures some 80 square metres, with three feeling was surely echoed for Germany’s most round-arched doorways that open on to the garden. The coffered ceiling in this room is emblazoned with gold leaf influential fashion designer in “Villa Jako”, set that is as old as the property itself, just like the exquisite herringon a hill in the suburb of Blankenese, which he bone parquet floor. Lagerfeld had the almost six-metre walls painted acquired in 1991. By 1998 he had already decided to part ways with his Hamburg residence, in the 1990s, creating an overall look that is more eclectic than clasasserting: “It’s impossible to live on the Elbe. sic in feel. From the south terrace, where four Doric columns in shell You spend all your time looking out at the river. You ended up becomlimestone carry the truss and stepped gable, and the casts of antique statues serve as the finishing touches, the line of view sweeps out ing lazy.” The unique property, located on the residential road known as Wilmans Park, on a completely private hillside plot spanning almost across the mosaic floor tiles to the river beyond. The park is formed 12,000 square metres, quickly found a new custodian. That seems to of terraces, with stone steps leading down from the house to rose, have always been the case throughout the Baroque and Biedermeier gardens, as well course of its 90-year history. as to a grove of elderberry trees, and a The prominent Hanseatic shipping unwater fountain. One straight axis runs right derwriter Hermann Witte had the villa dethrough the entire property and grounds, signed and built by Walther Baedeker at extending out beyond the plot to unobthe beginning of the 1920s. The architect, structable views across the river. the son of the famous travel guide publishhile the dimensions of the main level convey a grand prestige, er, had built various mansions in the local there is a cosy intimacy to the first area between 1908 and 1930, and was highly regarded in patrician circles. The original floor, even though the space totals some 127 design was relatively small-scale to begin square metres. Three bedrooms, with adjoining bathrooms and a dressing room, with, in line with the needs of the bachelor Witte, and in 1924 the single-storey vilare grouped around an open gallery, which la was completed in a neo-Classical style. forms the space between the skylight and the atrium. Bookshelves here transform Then, in 1927, the lawyer Alfred Schüler acquired the property on the Elbe hillside. what is actually a hallway into a wonderful library space, with velvet drapes addHe needed more space to accommodate his ing to the sense of homeliness. The view family, so he commissioned Baedeker once again to add another storey to the house. from the windows of this floor looks out The so-called “Villa Schüler” remained in onto the casemate-like passages, so-called the ownership of the Schüler family right haw-haws, that traverse the hillside plot up until 1987. The next owner, Lagerfeld, refrom east to west and originally served to named the property “Villa Jako” in honour keep game from entering and crossing the of his deceased partner Jacques, and comgrounds. When the property was first built, Built in the 1920s by Walther Baedeker, missioned the art conservator Renate Kant, the lower ground level was only accessible the villa is set in terraced park grounds in the from the outside, but an inner staircase was who had already brought a new lease of life beautiful Hamburg suburb of Blankenese. added in the late 1990s allowing for direct to the city’s town hall and Mellin Passage, access from the ground level to further rooms that would be suitable with the restoration. narrow path leads up to the listed villa. It ends, at a slight for use as children’s bedrooms, guestrooms or hobby rooms, as well incline, with a triple-arched portal that gives no clue at all as to as a self-contained apartment with a separate entrance. In addition, the calibre of property that lies behind it. Only once through there are storage and utility rooms. this impressive entrance gate does the façade of the house come into “Villa Jako” is an impressive building that owes its special appeal view, slightly lower down the hill with its two Ionian columns eito the contrasts that coalesce here. Not only those in the house itself ther side of the front door. Entering inside, the special marvel of the and the grounds but also those in the surrounding area: Blankenproperty becomes apparent. Reminiscent in style of a Roman villa, ese is a diverse mix, where steps and narrow pathways connect small everything has a perfect symmetry – with generously dimensioned fisherman’s cottages with grand mansions, all dotted across the hillrooms, a sense of grand opulence, and dream views across the terraced side leading down towards the Elbe. Large and small are mutual garden to the River Elbe beyond. The vestibule opens onto a central complements to one another here, as are expanse and intimacy. Karl atrium with a water feature sunken into the floor (it is currently covLagerfeld made a lasting testament to this home in his own inimitable ered over and a table stands in its place). The Romans used this soway – releasing a new fragrance for men in 1998 and calling it “Jako”. called impluvium as a basin for catching rainwater. It is purely decoHe even had the photoshoot for the ad campaign on the columned terrace of the property, and has published a book in which he docurative here though, reflective of the slightly larger pool of the garden fountain. Two rooms open to the left and right of the atrium: the kitchmented different views and details of this dwelling. The “New York en to the west and a room decorated as a Chinese salon to the east. Times Magazine” honoured the villa with a great compliment, declarThis is adjoined by a bathroom, which Karl Lagerfeld had refitted by ing it the most beautiful house that Lagerfeld has ever created. he mist, the wind, the shrouded
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areas thanks to vast glazed panelling that provides a sense of light and spaciousness. Each villa features two to four bedrooms, a large living and dining area, a kitchen, guest WC, laundry, store room and cellar, a pool with a solarium, a private parking space, security alarm, central heating, and air conditioning. It is a stone’s throw from here to Porto Cervo and the most iconic beaches on the Costa Smeralda.
ITALY, SARDINIA PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,260 m2 E&V ID W-02BZFZ CONTACT PORTO CERVO (IT) FIRST SARDEV S.R.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 078 99 41 83 E-MAIL PORTOCERVO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
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Luxury Villa in Sought-After Location
t the highest point of one of the most exclusive urbanisations in southern Ibiza, this luxury villa is taking shape with breathtaking, far-reaching views over the sea stretching as far as Formentera. Access is possible both from the lower and upper ends of the plot. An elevator connects all levels in the property. The interiors have been conceived with generous dimensions, and are flooded with light. Seven en suite
bedrooms await here in total, together with an expansive master suite featuring a walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. Large terraces and several pools are perfect for relaxation. Everything has been thought of here, from the home cinema to the gym, through to a large garage with a car lift. There is also a guesthouse in the grounds with two bedrooms and a pool. The villa will be turnkey ready, or in line with the buyer’s wishes.
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 7,95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1.016 m2 LAND APPROX. 2.268 m2 E&V ID W-02BPW9 CONTACT IBIZA (ES) ENGEL & VÖLKERS IBIZA, S.L. – LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 31 13 36 E-MAIL IBIZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Magical Sunsets Over the Lake and the Alps
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lose to all amenities, just 5 minutes’ walk from the quayside in Ouchy, and nestled in lush greenery and tranquillity, this superb luxury duplex enjoys an exceptional location. A perfect distribution of rooms, beautiful parquet floors, and modern upscale appointments all make this approx. 257 m2 apartment a place of great comfort and elegance. Its fully and luxuriously fitted kitchen opens on to a large and bright living room with direct access to the spacious terrace where sensational views of Lake Geneva and the Alps make a breathtaking highlight. Four beautiful rooms with balconies including a master suite, a dressing room and four superbly appointed bathrooms are ready to welcome their new owners. In addition, a car lift provides access to a private car park where three parking spaces are designated to the apartment.
SWITZERLAND, VAUD PRICE CHF 6.55 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 257 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 8 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID W-02BYKJ CONTACT MONTREUX (CH) EV VALAIS SA – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 21 533 13 33 E-MAIL MONTREUX@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Prestigious Estate in the Beautiful Laurentians
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his prestigious domain boasts 215 ft of water frontage on the banks of Lake Manitou. Both the main residence and guesthouse afford spectacular views of the lake and mountains all year round. Just moments from Tremblant and 80 minutes from Montreal, this haven of peace cannot fail to impress. The main house dates from 2003 and features five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Highlights include the
majestic fireplace in the living room, underfloor heating under the ceramic tiles, and screened terraces for hot days. The guesthouse was built in 2012 and hosts two bedrooms and bathrooms, a huge terrace facing the water, plus a private dock and beach on one of the most beautiful lakes in the Laurentians. Both dwellings boast quality fittings, high ceilings, and superb gardens with stunning night lighting.
CANADA, QUEBEC PRICE CAD 2.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,300 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1.85 acres E&V ID CA-0023TP CONTACT MONTREAL (CA) 9319-7911 QUÉBEC INC. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. TEL. +1 514 886 6620 E-MAIL FELIX.JASMIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Niagara Falls Upper Vista Luxury Condominiums
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: PETER FISCHER (4); MAURITIUS IMAGES (1) – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
his is aspirational living in Niagara’s first and only luxury boutique-style 10-storey condominium – situated inside the prestigious Thundering Waters Golf Course, only approx. 5 km to the Horseshoe Falls. It is surrounded by all the vibrancy of Niagara Falls, including 41 golf courses, 32 nature trails and parks, 18 beaches and waterfronts, 39 wineries, and the Fallsview Casino. This sub-penthouse unit features
three bedrooms and a den, 10 ft ceilings, an energy-efficient construction, a pantry, and an approx. 258 ft2 balcony. The building offers resort amenities such as an indoor pool/hot tub, a yoga and fitness studio, designer lounge, theatre room, 24-hour concierge, and individual wine refrigerators. This is an opportunity to enjoy exclusive high-rise living in one of Canada’s fastest growing and most thriving communities.
CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 913,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 1,400 ft2 NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID CA-0025P0 CONTACT NIAGARA FALLS (CA) 2562161 ONTARIO LTD. – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. TEL. +1 905 356 1800 E-MAIL PETER.FISCHER@EVCANADA.COM
New Development with Grandiose Lake Views
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nobstructable lake views, a well-conceived and commodious interior layout concept, light-flooded rooms with large window frontages facing out towards the water, and unusually large terraces – all of these virtues set this exclusive new development in Millstatt apart. The complex comprises just eight living units in total, all of which afford tranquillity and privacy – as well as each enjoying awe-inspiring views of Lake Millstatt
that cannot be impinged upon in any way. The apartments have interiors ranging from approx. 44 to 178 m², in addition to terraces spanning some 18 to 237 m². They will be turnkey ready for their first occupants. Particular emphasis has been placed here on the use of top-quality materials throughout. The terraces, for example, feature glass panels designed to make the very most of the splendid lake and mountain panorama.
AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE FROM EUR 237,000 INTERIOR FROM APPROX. 44 m2 NO. OF ROOMS FROM 2 NO. OF BEDROOMS FROM 2 E&V ID D-0009T5 CONTACT WÖRTHERSEE (AT) H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 4274 23 55 51 00 E-MAIL WOERTHERSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Lake Millstatt ‘lakeVIEWmillstatt’ Residences
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total of 28 residences are currently taking shape here, each affording the very highest standards in terms of comfort, sustainability, functionality, design and outlook. The individual designer apartments with two to four rooms each feature modern interior layouts and large window frontages facing out towards the lake. They will be turnkey ready and each fitted with a top-quality designer kitchen. Every prop-
erty also boasts barrier-free access from the underground garage via elevators. The ‘Badehaus Millstatt’ spa provides direct access to the lake for recreational pursuits. A communal outdoor area and terraces, small gardens and terraced balconies each afford unobstructable views of the lake and mountain panorama. District heating and a photovoltaic system ensure a sustainable energy supply in this complex.
AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE FROM EUR 217,000 INTERIOR FROM APPROX. 49 m2 NO. OF ROOMS FROM 2 E&V ID D-000A1S CONTACT WÖRTHERSEE (AT) H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 4274 23 55 51 00 E-MAIL WOERTHERSEE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Exclusive Living Just Next to ‘Fasanerie’ Park
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he dream of truly outstanding home comforts is an everyday reality here in one of the most desirable residential locations in Aschaffenburg. The complex consists of six exclusive units, with the approx. 75 ha ‘Fasanerie’ park on the doorstep. From here, the centre of Aschaffenburg is just 10 minutes across the green belt. The level of comfort afforded inside the apartments leaves nothing to be desired. The full-length windows
allow maximum sunlight into the expansive interiors, while the extra-high ceilings enhance the sense of space and freedom still further. All the apartments benefit from barrier-free access. The idyllic surroundings can be enjoyed from private gardens with a terrace in the ground floor apartments, while homes on the upper floor preside over large balconies and the penthouse affords superb views from its various roof terraces.
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 539,000 – 1.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 98 – 241 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 2 – 5 E&V ID D-000A7E CONTACT ASCHAFFENBURG (DE) EV REAL ESTATE ASCHAFFENBURG GBR – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6021 580 14 80 E-MAIL ASCHAFFENBURG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Kรถnigstein Villa Falkensee
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property in a class of its own: Set on the edge of woodland in the Hochtaunus region, with its own pond in the grounds, this luxurious architect-designed home is currently taking shape just a few miles from Frankfurt. Sleek linearity and exclusive details are combined here to superb effect. The cuboid elements, offset with a playful yet strict form, also vary in their respective materials: white rendering, large glazed frontages, wood, and natural stone. This elegant building in an idyllic setting exudes a sense of spaciousness and undeniable prestige. The interiors of the villa leave nothing to be desired. Just some highlights include the double-height main living space with a gallery, an indoor and outdoor pool, a sauna, fitness suite, southwestfacing terrace, a double-sided fireplace, a roof terrace with a Whirlpool, a golf room, private cinema, wine-tasting room, and a whisky bar.
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE ON REQUEST INTERIOR APPROX. 977 m2 LAND APPROX. 13,780 m2 E&V ID W-02C11U CONTACT KÖNIGSTEIN (DE) EUV TAUNUS
GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6174 959 00 E-MAIL KOENIGSTEIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Splendid Family Home in Prime Location
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his prestigious home affords exceptional design and abundant privacy, with a contemporary flair throughout. The interiors with their lofty ceilings evoke an incredible sense of light and space, forming an elegant stage for open and communicative home living. Floorlength panoramic windows open up onto the wraparound terrace and to views of the sunny park-like garden. With four light-flooded
bedrooms and three bedrooms on the first floor, there is ample space for family life here, while the converted attic level could also be used as additional living space. The luminous garden level features a luxurious private spa area, plenty of space for guests, and a self-contained apartment with a separate entrance. The owner’s prized car collection can be accommodated in the garage with six parking spaces.
GERMANY, HESSE PRICE EUR 4.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 590 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,046 m2 E&V ID W-008NSF CONTACT OBERURSEL (DE) EUV TAUNUS GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 6171 97 84 90 E-MAIL OBERURSEL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Timeless Townhouses at Prime Marienthal Address
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he timeless architecture and sleek lines of these eight individual homes, coupled with their desirable location on Oktaviostraße, make them guarantors of a happy home life in the Marienthal district of Hamburg, and a very promising investment for the future. Built to a top specification and German Kfw 40 energy efficiency standards, these modern townhouses impress with a range of high-end materials, and
very low energy consumption levels thanks to triple glazing, controlled ventilation systems, and good insulation. New residents can look forward to living in idyllic surroundings, on a plot of over 6,000 m2 with adjoining fields spanning some 8,500 m2, just next to the park ‘Wandsbeker Gehölz’. A communal underground garage, designated storage rooms and expansive gardens are other virtues of this elegant new development.
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 671,000 – 797,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 108 – 111 m2 LAND APPROX. 6,000 m2 E&V ID W-02BWN7 CONTACT HAMBURG-MARIENTHAL (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS ALSTERTAL GMBH – LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 37 08 60 00 E-MAIL MARIENTHAL@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Beautiful Custom-Designed Home in Scenic Sierra Valley
his magnificent dwelling is located amidst the stunning natural beauty of the Sierra Valley. Its thoughtful and comfortable interior floor plan lends itself well to quiet time or entertaining a group. There are separate living spaces for owners and guests at each end of the property, as well as an extra room off the master suite, and two-bedroom guest quarters complemented by a living room and full bathroom. A
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 779,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 3,781 ft2 LAND APPROX. 4.66 acres E&V ID E-002CAD CONTACT TRUCKEE (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. JENNA BELDEN TEL. +1 530 448 6035 E-MAIL JENNA.BELDEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
spacious office, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and open great room complete this home. A second garage comprises an office and a full bathroom, and could also be permitted as living space. Other noteworthy features include hydronically heated concrete flooring, Brazilian honed granite, and travertine countertops. The property would also be ideal for equestrian pursuits, with ample room for animals and gardens.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
Gorgeous Custom-Designed Gray’s Crossing Masterpiece
tunning, contemporary mountain architecture accentuates the visual impact of this custom-designed and beautifully crafted property. Thoughtfully constructed with extensive amenities, this outstanding home combines every element associated with quality living. Light-filled spaces, spectacular panoramic views and executive-style living can be enjoyed throughout. Located on the 15th fairway of Peter Jacobsen’s
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 1.975 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,300 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.59 acres E&V ID E-002IWD CONTACT TRUCKEE DONNER (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. ALISON ELDER TEL. +1 775 745 1152 E-MAIL ALISON.ELDER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
award-winning Gray’s Crossing Golf Course, the residence faces south and is filled with sunshine all year round. An outdoor entertainment area complete with a fireplace and surround sound system is wonderful for cosy evenings and social gatherings. Just a short walk to Gray’s Crossing facilities including a pool and gym, this property offers luxurious finishes and sophisticated infrastructure in a wonderful location.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1990
Santa Ynez A Country Dream
his beautiful residence is situated on a plot spanning some 5.14 acres that affords the utmost privacy. Its chic interiors encompass some 4,985 ft2 in total and have just been freshly painted, carpeted, and upgraded with a natural palette of colours inspired by the stunning landscape outside. This is the consummate home for entertaining in style both indoors and outdoors, with superb grounds featuring a pool,
USA, CALIFORNIA PRICE USD 2.795 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,985 ft2 LAND APPROX. 5.14 acres E&V ID E-002J9B CONTACT SANTA BARBARA (US) SBRE, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF EV REAL ESTATE INC. KRIS JOHNSTON TEL. +1 805 689 4777 E-MAIL KRIS.JOHNSTON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Jacuzzi, and rock fire pit, in addition to a large pond with a waterfall, pastures, and a barn for equestrians. There is also a separate guesthouse on the estate. The sleek main kitchen is over 1,400 ft2 in size and makes the ideal setting for preparing meals, entertaining and dining. The living room boasts floor-to-ceiling French doors that look out over the outdoor pool and entertainment area, creating a beautiful waterfront escape.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002
Exclusive Dwelling with Marvellous Views
rom the first moment of entry, the inspiring lake views are just the start of what makes this property special. This contemporary mountain home provides the perfect balance of warmth, intimacy and convenience. A gourmet kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances and a gorgeous panorama opens on to the elegant dining and living rooms, where the views continue to command attention. Just some of
USA, UTAH PRICE USD 5.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,395 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.88 acres E&V ID E-002DM4 CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 7441 E-MAIL PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the noteworthy features are a private master bedroom with a fireplace, custom closet and spacious bathroom, a downstairs family room with a wet bar, en suite bedrooms, built-in cabinetry throughout, direct ski access, and a ski prep room. Park City’s historic Main Street with its exclusive restaurants and shopping is only a 5-minute drive away, while Salt Lake City International Airport is a 40-minute drive.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007
Ski-in/Ski-out Home in Prime Location at Empire Pass
his beautiful craftsman-styled home occupies a top location at Empire Pass, along the highest elevation within the Village. The property provides ski-in/ski-out access to the Silver Buck and Banner ski runs at the Deer Valley Resort®. It features an abundance of stone and timber, in a contemporary setting which blends harmoniously with its mountain surroundings. As such, this dwelling forms the perfect
USA, UTAH PRICE USD 6.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,671 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 5 E&V ID E-002CJP CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. MARK SLETTEN TEL. +1 435 640 0930 E-MAIL MARK.SLETTEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
combination of design, luxurious appointments, and superb location on the mountain. Recently remodelled, the interiors include a downstairs family room and games room, while the upper level hosts a vaulted great room, a large balcony, and a heated stone patio and firepit, all steps away from the ski trails. Full membership in the exclusive Talisker Club, just a short walk away, is included in the purchase price.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1989
Pre-Eminent Living at its Finest
USA, UTAH PRICE USD 22 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 22,000 ft2 LAND APPROX. 63.83 acres E&V ID E-002G1Z CONTACT PARK CITY (US) SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE, LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. COURT KLEKAS & PAUL BENSON TEL. +1 435 640 5080 E-MAIL COURT.KLEKAS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & PAUL.BENSON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his masterpiece is set within approx. 63.83 acres of land once owned by Edgar Stern, the founder of Deer Valley. The approx. 22,000 ft2 main residence comfortably sleeps 26 souls. Just some highlights include the Romanesque gathering room with log timbers and an Elysian stone fireplace, and a dining room that has been enjoyed by governors and heads of state from around the world. The magnificent estate boasts
a pond for fishing, private hiking trails, a golf green, and ATV/snowmobile and snowboard terrain. Just minutes away is Silver Lake Village, home to the Stein Eriksen Lodge and holder of the coveted title ‘Number 1 Ski Resort in America’, offering the finest five-star service. Relaxing days at home can be spent here in the pool, fitness facility, or the game room. A detached 22-car garage is perfect for automobile collectors.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1980
USA, COLORADO PRICE USD 5.35 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 6,720 ft2 LAND APPROX. 3.8 acres E&V ID E-002IDW CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS ASPEN (US)
Sensational Home in Highly Exclusive Neighbourhood
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ERIK BERG & TRACY LOFGREN TEL. +1 970 379 6353 & +1 970 379 4707 E-MAIL ERIK.BERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & TRACY.LOFGREN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his approx. 6,720 ft2 home is set in sprawling grounds spanning nearly 4 acres in Starwood, Aspen’s only gated community and a highly auspicious address, on a spectacular high mountain plateau with breathtaking views of all four ski areas and beyond. Here the peacefulness of privacy and the luxury of space can be cherished every day and every season, all just approx. 5 miles from the vibrancy
and excitement that is Aspen. Comprising five sumptuous en suite bedrooms in total, in addition to a home gym with a large steam room, expansive decks, multiple seating and dining areas, and numerous custom features, this impressive property has been designed with fine living and gracious entertaining in mind. The seller will accept cryptocurrency as a form of payment.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004
An Estate Like No Other
ucked away on a private cul-de-sac in the gated neighbourhood of Vaquero, this custom estate home graces the fairway of Vaquero’s private world-acclaimed Fazio golf course. It is a true estate in all facets of the definition. Each room boasts stately appointments and finishes. Expansive windows look out over the many manicured gardens through a myriad of covered patios and outdoor living spaces. There is a media
USA, TEXAS PRICE USD 5.285 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 12,563 ft2 LAND APPROX. 1.25 acres E&V ID E-002I6D CONTACT DALLAS FLOWER MOUND (US) RFT ENTERPRISES, INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. ROXANN TAYLOR TEL. +1 817 312 7100 E-MAIL ROXANN.TAYLOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
room and multiple living spaces, including a guest suite, on the ground floor. The first floor is accessible by elevator or multiple staircases and hosts family bedrooms and a grand master suite finished to the most discerning standards, with a full living room and bedroom to one side and separate his and her bathrooms and a laundry to the other. Breathtaking views, gracious adornments and unparalleled privacy await here.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007
USA, FLORIDA PRICE USD 779,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 2,418 ft2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID E-002IGM CONTACT OLDE NAPLES (US) SWF PREMIUM REAL ESTATE, LLC
Esperia South at Bonita Bay
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS FLORIDA RESIDENTIAL, LLC ALBERTO QUICENO TEL. +1 239 595 7009 & +1 239 449 0255 E-MAIL ALBERTO.QUICENO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
xquisitely furnished and decorated, this rarely available third-floor home at Esperia affords one very special feature: a private oversized terrace with a screened lanai and barbecue grill that is ideal for al fresco living, dining, and entertaining. The home has open views to the west that take in gardens, a nature preserve and the Estero Bay. Offered in turnkey condition, the property boasts many upgrades including traver-
tine floors, designer wall coverings, furniture and accessories. Esperia’s many amenities include a resort-style pool, a fitness centre, ladies’ and men’s spa, billiard room, a social and card room, four guest suites, and a full-time on-site condo manager. Bonita Bay features acres of nature preserves, three nature parks, a full service marina, private beach park membership, and approx. 12 miles of walking and bike paths.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900
Upper St. Regis Lake Historic Camp Limberlost
istoric Camp Limberlost is currently the only road-accessible property for sale on prestigious Upper St. Regis Lake, an enclave that is home to some of the most prominent families in America. This yearround safe haven and private retreat features approx. 9,800 ft2 of living space set over three properties, in addition to a temperature-controlled four-slip boathouse, a trapper cabin, a CAT industrial generator building
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 6.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 9,800 ft2 LAND APPROX. 3.7 acres E&V ID E-002IBH CONTACT LAKE PLACID (US) HOLMES & THAYER LLC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VOELKERS N.Y., LLC COLLEEN HOLMES TEL. +1 518 523 4404 E-MAIL COLLEEN.HOLMES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
for power backup, and various outbuildings. It is beautifully situated on some 3.7 acres, with 233 feet of pristine waterfront surrounded by commanding lake and mountain views. The Adirondack Regional Airport with commercial flights daily is a five-minute drive away. Camp Limberlost has only changed hands twice in the last 100 years. Now the next family has the opportunity to create their own generational estate.
Grand Loft in the Heart of NoHo
his serene oasis of a home is situated in the heart of New York City’s most vibrant neighbourhood. Stunning and light-filled, this grand scale loft with soaring ceilings and panoramic skyline views is a rare find. Bathed in brilliant sunlight, the Great Room is wrapped by ten oversized windows, providing not only sweeping views of the city and its bridges, but gorgeous light all day long and dramatic views at
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. JULIANNE BOND TEL. +1 917 709 2076 E-MAIL JULIANNE.BOND@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
night. The chef’s kitchen features a huge island, marble countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, six-burner double oven DCS range and hood, and ample storage space. The master bedroom offers a windowed en suite bathroom with tumbled marble finishes, a double sink vanity, and a Jacuzzi. Three additional bedrooms, a home office and two full bathrooms round off this spacious, comfortable and distinct home.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1910
New York City
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 5.695 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 6 NO. OF BEDROOMS 4 E&V ID E-002J1Z CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC (US)
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1996
New York City Oasis in the Sky
his sprawling 71st floor oasis in the sky offers spectacular panoramic views of the city in every direction, and a calibre of high-rise luxury living that is rarely available for sale. Upon entering the five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom duplex home from the semi-private elevator landing, the breathtaking outlooks and light-flooded open spaces are immediately apparent. Stunning direct Hudson River views to the west and majestic
USA, NEW YORK PRICE USD 7.999 MILL. NO. OF ROOMS 8 NO. OF BEDROOMS 5 E&V ID E-002I9Z CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS NEW YORK CITY MMC LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. JULIE ZELMAN & NATALY ROTHSCHILD TEL. +1 917 848 8500 E-MAIL ROTHSCHILDTEAM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
city views to the south, which include the iconic Empire State Building, stand as the backdrop of this astonishing living space. Both the master bedroom and en suite master bathroom overlook Central Park, the East River and beyond. CitySpire is a coveted, full-service condominium with a 24-hour doorman, concierge, and amenities, which include a newly renovated fitness centre with a yoga room, pool, sauna, and steam room.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: SPACECRAFTING – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
USA, MINNESOTA PRICE USD 750,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 2,788 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.55 acres E&V ID E-002J1C CONTACT MINNEAPOLIS (US) MINNEAPOLIS LUXURY REAL ESTATE CORP.
his superb custom-built property is the perfect showcase of carefully conceived finishes and refined design choices. Spanning almost 3,000 ft2 in total, this two-storey residence hosts four bedrooms on the upper level including an impressive owner’s suite, a junior suite with a private bathroom, and two additional bedrooms that share a full bathroom. The ground floor features a front study, informal dining
overlooking the wooded backyard, and a chef’s dream kitchen with bold blue cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The bright great room benefits from south-facing windows and centres around a gas fireplace. Attention to details such as the tall ceilings, custom tiling and designer light fixtures can be found throughout, while the lower level is a blank slate, full of possibilities for the new owners.
Magnificent Showcase Home
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. GEOFFREY BRAY TEL. +1 952 356 5977 E-MAIL GEOFFREY.BRAY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: SPACECRAFTING – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1957
Mid-Century Modern Home on Lake Calhoun
riginal hardwoods, designer lighting, and walls of windows overlooking Bde Maka Ska Lake (formerly Lake Calhoun) and the Minneapolis skyline – this home is the perfect blend of mid-century modern style and one-of-a-kind upgrades inspired by every corner of the world. The expansive floor plan includes a main level master suite with a spalike bathroom and walk-in closet. There is also a gourmet kitchen with
USA, MINNESOTA PRICE USD 1.745 MILL. E&V ID E-002I1I INTERIOR APPROX. 6,578 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.6 acres CONTACT MINNEAPOLIS (US) MINNEAPOLIS LUXURY REAL ESTATE CORP. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS AMERICAS, INC. LINDSAY BACIGALUPO TEL. +1 763 350 0022 E-MAIL LINDSAY.BACIGALUPO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
high-end appliances and an oversized island, plus an executive office with three walls of windows and a convenient hidden doorway to the kitchen. A formal dining room, cosy living room and breezy screened porch complete the ground floor. Downstairs is a den and family room that was made for entertaining. This home boasts a variety of spaces guaranteed to appeal, located right in the heart of the City of Lakes.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ALAN SHISHKO/JASON WHYTE – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
Modern Mountain Living in Southern Georgian Bay
estled in the prestigious Residences of Peaks Bay, this meticulously designed custom home features open concept living with incredible views of ski slopes on one side and easy access to Georgian Bay on the other. Its magnificent setting and quality specification are sure to impress the most discerning buyer. Every inch of the thoughtful layout has been envisaged to maximise the views, energy efficiency, ductless
CANADA, ONTARIO PRICE CAD 1.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 3,300 ft2 LAND APPROX. 11,377 ft2 E&V ID CA-0025MB CONTACT COLLINGWOOD MUSKOKA (CA) 2459556 ONTARIO INC. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. CHRISTINE BRENNAN TEL. +1 705 999 8213 E-MAIL CHRISTINE.BRENNAN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
healthy living, and upscale style. It features backlit onyx inlays for an inviting sense of arrival, a chef’s kitchen for effortless entertaining, and even a flex space for a full-time office, guest suite or main floor master suite. With its incredible natural surroundings, impressive outdoor living space, and proximity to Georgian Peaks Ski Club, hiking and biking trails, this home offers the best of four-season Blue Mountain living.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JACOB MCNEIL/PLATINUMHD – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC/PROPANE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2018
North Saanich West Coast Contemporary Home
CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA PRICE CAD 2.598 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,551 ft2 LAND APPROX. 0.5 acres E&V ID CA-00257C CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS VICTORIA (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. SCOTT PIERCY & JAMES LEBLANC TEL. +1 250 940 2770 E-MAIL SCOTT.PIERCY@ENGELVOELKERS.COM & JAMES.LEBLANC@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
his breathtaking, brand new home is located in beautiful North Saanich on Canada’s west coast. It is thoughtfully situated on an approx. 0.5 acre lot to capture the spectacular ocean views. The lavishly appointed main level boasts an open concept layout with large windows to enjoy the vistas. A chef’s kitchen features a large quartzite waterfall island, high-end appliances and a wet bar. An elevator and solid maple
floating staircase lead up to the master retreat with a walk-in closet, sitting area, private deck, and a spa-like en suite bathroom with a soaker tub, heated floors and a glass surround shower. Downstairs hosts more living space including a one-bedroom suite ideal for extended family, guests, or rental income. It is just a short drive from here to charming Sidney by the Sea, Victoria International Airport, and BC Ferries.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: ELECTRIC – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
Estate with Unforgettable Views
ituated on approx. 3.9 acres of land with stunning west-facing views and unforgettable sunsets towards Montréal, this magnificent highend residence is located in a popular area of the city of Bromont. The property affords large rooms flooded with natural light. The quality of the construction and its components is a delight to behold, impressive for its great sobriety and fitting perfectly into its peaceful environment.
CANADA, QUÉBEC PRICE CAD 1.378 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 4,100 ft2 LAND APPROX. 3.9 acres E&V ID CA-0024SC CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS BROMONT (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. ALEXANDRE FORTIN TEL. +1 450 534 3370 E-MAIL ALEXANDRE.FORTIN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
Its numerous and judiciously placed windows, along with its southwest orientation, make this a very bright house. Highlights include a master suite with two walk-in closets, 9 ft ceilings on every storey, a wood-burning fireplace, Finnish sauna, heated floors, and more. It occupies a privileged location on a cul-de-sac, close to the Cercle des Cantons ski lift and access to the multi-recreational trails.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1998
Mansion with Magnificent Mountain Views
his unique and prestigious mansion, located on approx. 5.44 acres of land, enjoys a panoramic view of the mountain of Bromont. Its vast central living area is utterly charming, with two adjoining sunny lounge verandas, approx. 12 ft ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, and abundant windows. Impeccable woodwork by a renowned Quebec craftsman can be found throughout this home, which spans over 5,580 ft2 in total. The
CANADA, QUÉBEC PRICE CAD 2.375 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 5,580 ft2 LAND APPROX. 5.44 acres E&V ID CA-00226U CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS BROMONT (CA) LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS CANADA INC. LUCE DESLAURIERS TEL. +1 450 534 3370 E-MAIL LUCE.DESLAURIERS@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
large master bedroom boasts an approx. 11 ft coffered ceiling, maple walls, a propane fireplace, and a master bathroom with heated floors and a walkin closet. It has its own approx. 100,000 ft2 private lake, a gated entrance, double garage, custom windows, geothermal heating and cooling, plus home automation. The lounge verandas have five skylights and afford a panoramic view of the plot with the mountains in the distance.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 307 kWh/m2a – EMISSION 73 kgCO2 /m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1740 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Spectacular Country Manor
his magnificent finca was originally built in 1740. Its striking style is dominated by the British influence on the island at that time, and the façade is listed as an historic monument. Beautifully positioned in the countryside, a masterful restoration in 2006 has retained all the flavour of its origins while flawlessly incorporating 21st century comforts. The manor house has a cellar, ground floor and two upper
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 1.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 755 m2 LAND APPROX. 10,000 m2 E&V ID W-026TXD CONTACT MENORCA (ES) EV MENORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 36 92 75 E-MAIL MENORCA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
floors, as well as a charming guest annex with a private terrace and garage. Interiors are a grand delight, with large, bright welcoming rooms featuring fabulous and authentic detailing. Preserving absolute privacy, the grounds are home to a wonderfully mature English-style garden. It boasts shaded areas under century-old trees to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family, plus a large pool and sun terraces.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: MICER STUDIO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 13TH CENTURY
Glorious Historic Estate in Pollensa
ating from the 13th century, this unique country estate in the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO Heritage Site, occupies an absolutely spell-binding position very close to the old town of Pollensa. Surrounded by nature and guaranteeing privacy, the magnificent main house is complemented by a charming lodge and private cottage, each of which finds itself in superb condition. The main house is a compelling
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 7.75 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 2,189 m2 LAND APPROX. 250 ha E&V ID W-009YEN CONTACT MALLORCA-POLLENSA (ES) EV NORTH MALLORCA REAL ESTATE S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 971 53 53 61 E-MAIL POLLENSA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
masterpiece restored in its entirety using authentic materials. It now affords all manner of comforts, with gorgeous terraces, inner courtyards, a heated pool, vegetable and flower gardens, fruit and olive orchards, a functioning olive oil press, and various outhouses including garages. Outside, striking views stretch over the valley as far as the sea. Each property has a tourism rental license, maximising the overall investment potential.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: TINA MANRESA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2010
Stunning Villa Directly By the Sea in Cala Pi
his inviting Mediterranean-style villa is located on a double plot right on the coast in Cala Pi, affording ample space for a large family. The ground floor plays host to an expansive living/dining room with a fireplace and a fully fitted kitchen with access to a laundry, garage, and utility room. The left wing of the property comprises two bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms, and a storage room. The first floor consists
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 3.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 507 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,286 m2 E&V ID W-02BFQA CONTACT MALLORCA-LLUCMAJOR (ES) EV MALLORCA PROPERTY S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF BALEAREV GMBH TEL. +34 871 57 00 00 E-MAIL LLUCMAJOR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of a large master bedroom with an en suite bathroom and dressing room, as well as a children’s room and another en suite guest room. The master and guest suites share a large terrace with stunning views taking in the sea and the island of Cabrera. Other superb highlights include the heated pool, separate Jacuzzi and large covered terrace, plus comforts such as underfloor heating, electric shutters, and more.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CARSTEN BRÜGMANN – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 77.8 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 119.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Elegant Finca Property near Manacor
nsconced in the sensational natural scenery of Majorca, this glorious property stands in grounds of some 144,500 m2, with additional building land spanning approx. 37,280 m2. It is particularly impressive for its spectacular views of the unspoilt countryside, stretching as far as the sea. Besides the elegant main house with a patio there is a library with four rooms and a bathroom. Another authentic building with a
SPAIN, BALEARIC ISLANDS PRICE EUR 5.5 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,556 m2 LAND APPROX. 181,780 m2 E&V ID W-02BFRA 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
roofed terrace would be ideal as a potential guesthouse. There are two other buildings on the plot for staff, in addition to a country house with stables, a bodega, sauna, and storage rooms. The future owner can look forward to relaxing by the pool in the beautifully landscaped garden, while enjoying sensational sea views. This estate has everything to offer: unbridled nature, idyllic beauty, tranquillity, and seclusion.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 201.03 kWh/m2a – ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 641 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1947 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Exclusive Home Alongside the Hotel Real in El Sardinero
his exclusive property spans approx. 470 m2 in total and lies in the heart of the Pérez Galdós residential district, just opposite the Hotel Real. Its interiors include six bedrooms, a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, laundry, five bathrooms, and a WC. Built with a reinforced concrete structure, the property comprises three levels plus a lower deck with a garage. It is set in expansive and immaculately maintained
SPAIN, CANTABRIA PRICE EUR 2.45 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 470 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,076 m2 E&V ID W-02BKF0 CONTACT SANTANDER (ES) INCOMEFA SOLUTIONS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 942 18 19 02 E-MAIL SANTANDER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
garden grounds of approx. 1,076 m2 in size. Renovation work was last carried out on the property in 2005. This home also benefits from an unbeatable and exclusive location, close to both the finest beaches in Santander and the historic centre of the city. A wide variety of fine restaurants and cafés is also nearby, while the Palacio de La Magdalena and Mataleñas Golf Course are just a few moments away.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: EDUARDO ALONSO SORIANO – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – LISTED FOR ITS HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1890
Impeccable Historic Palace
ating back over a rich 128-year history closely linked to the Asturian aristocrat line, this magnificent palace boasts a combination of Neoclassical and Italian Baroque styles, and is set in a picturesque English-style garden. Distributed over four floors with ceilings of 4 m in height, privileged visitors to this residence are given the sense of experiencing a truly special dwelling. The main entrance hallway is
SPAIN, ASTURIAS PRICE EUR 8.25 MILL. E&V ID W-02A7DY INTERIOR APPROX. 1,800 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,416 m2 CONTACT GIJÓN (ES) ADIGO CAPITAL, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 984 70 39 63 E-MAIL GIJON@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
absolutely resplendent, leading on to the dining room with elm floors and places set for 30 guests, as well as to a library and two salons laid in beautiful ebony and oak flooring. The wide main staircase with its exquisite walnut balustrade, stained glass skylight and French-themed wall murals forms a grand backdrop leading to the upstairs levels, where eight spacious and sumptuous en suite bedrooms await.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ERNESTO DOBLAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2006
Spectacular Villa in Pinares de San Antón
his elegant villa affords uncompromised privacy and breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, in an exclusive complex close to the centre of Málaga and the beach. The main property is both luminous and harmonious in ambience, with a magnificent hall and living/dining room that truly stand out. All bedrooms benefit from an en suite bathroom and dressing room. Exceptional attention to detail and top-quality
SPAIN, ANDALUSIA PRICE EUR 1.69 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 771 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,391 m2 E&V ID W-02BCN4 CONTACT MÁLAGA EAST (ES) SERINTER SERVICIOS INMOBILIARIOS, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 951 95 69 22 E-MAIL MALAGAEAST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
materials can be found throughout. Just some highlights include an elevator, priceless antique features, and sound and security systems, in addition to a self-contained guest apartment, a gym, wine cellar, and large garage for four vehicles. The grounds are equally stunning, with a swimming pool, terraces and extraordinary gardens that make this the most distinguished residence in this sought-after neighbourhood.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1999
SPAIN, COSTA DEL SOL PRICE EUR 9.98 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 1,275 m2 LAND APPROX. 4,205 m2 E&V ID W-00S7PW CONTACT MARBELLA GOLDEN MILE (ES) MAZAL REALTY, S.L.
The Most Prestigious Address in Marbella
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 952 86 84 06 E-MAIL MARBELLAGOLDENMILE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ccupying a prime location in the most exclusive gated community of Marbella, in Sierra Blanca, this sophisticated, grand estate is set on an elevated plot of more than 4,000 m2, enjoying the most spectacular sea and mountain views. Timeless elegance reigns throughout this residence, with over 1,000 m2 of exquisite living space that includes a majestic entrance hall with a double height ceiling, large reception
rooms, extensive terraces, and four spectacular bedroom suites, all with dressing areas, ample terraces and stunning views. There is also a separate, three-bedroom guest apartment. The impeccable landscaped gardens with a heated pool, barbecue and pool pavilion perfectly complement this exceptional home. All amenities and the beach can be found just minutes away from this most desirable property for sale.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: NATIVIDAD CASANOVA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1900/2010
San Miguel de Salinas
Traditional Spanish Finca
his magnificent estate spans some 39,000 m2 in total, encompassing a private garden next to the property, and an extension for cultivation of 600 almond trees. It is composed of two houses: one main residence and another for a housekeeper. The main house dates back to circa 1900, and underwent a complete renovation in 2010 that included the addition of fireplaces in the main rooms and air conditioning in the
SPAIN, ALICANTE PRICE EUR 1.59 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 600 m2 LAND APPROX. 39,000 m2 E&V ID W-02A9TO CONTACT ORIHUELA (ES) ALICANTE SURESTE IMMOBILIARIA S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 966 29 11 39 E-MAIL ORIHUELA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bedrooms. Alongside the main house is a 12 x 7 m pool, a cistern, and orchard. In addition, the farm has an approx. 100 m2 warehouse and two garages of some 150 m2 in total. All this makes for a very interesting property either for private enjoyment or for use as a restaurant or rural accommodation – not least due to its easy direct access from the main road and proximity to the towns of San Miguel de Salinas and Torrevieja.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
Miami-Style Living in Oltamar
his unique south-facing property is located in a quiet residential area overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Calpe and the Peñón de Ifach, an iconic landmark of the Costa Blanca. The modern estate was completed in 2016 to the highest quality standards. On entry, the villa presents a spacious, open plan living/dining area with a fully fitted kitchen beautifully incorporated into the space. This area opens out to
SPAIN, COSTA BLANCA PRICE EUR 1.845 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,084 m2 E&V ID W-02ACVW CONTACT CALPE (ES) EV LA FUSTERA, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 96 693 72 56 E-MAIL CALPE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
an outdoor patio and pool area, perfect for seamless summer entertaining. This level also comprises a beautiful guest suite with a bedroom and bathroom. The first floor is dedicated as sleeping quarters, with a generously sized master suite boasting unspoilt views over Calpe, and two double bedroom suites. A self-contained one-bedroom apartment and parking for over ten cars complete the picture of this superb home.
Contemporary Villa with a Homely Feel
his magnificent villa is located in one of the finest and most desirable locations in La Nucia on the Costa Blanca. Its south-facing orientation takes full advantage of the glorious natural light all day long, allowing residents to make use of the approx. 400 m2 of terraces and the outdoor pool at practically any time of the year. The property was fully rebuilt in 2016 to the highest quality standards, and fully furnished with exquisite
taste by a Dutch interior designer. The latest domotic and security technologies can also be found throughout this house, complete with fitted remote-controlled cameras. Striking a perfect balance between simplicity and warmth, the interior spaces of this approx. 650 m2 home showcase world-class design intended to enhance the comfort and quality of life of all those who dwell within.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016
SPAIN, ALICANTE PRICE EUR 2.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 650 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,625 m2 E&V ID W-02781R CONTACT ALFAZ DEL PI (ES) EVOE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 865 68 29 97 E-MAIL ALFAZDELPI@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2004
Modern Minimalist Home with Sea Views
olden sunsets over the Mediterranean can be enjoyed relaxing in the pool of this superb property. It is enclosed in green environs making it ideal for those seeking privacy and tranquillity. The beautiful garden leads through into the living space, which boasts views of Tamarit Castle, stood next to the sea. The property has been designed to ensure that home life could potentially be led exclusively on the ground level
SPAIN, TARRAGONA PRICE EUR 680,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 350 m2 LAND APPROX. 550 m2 E&V ID W-02AYVC CONTACT TARRAGONA (ES) TULIBET, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 977 07 96 00 E-MAIL TARRAGONA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
if required, with rooms featuring full access to the kitchen, bathroom and outdoors. A designer staircase leads to the upper floor, which accommodates a library, relaxation room, and guest bedroom. The large windows imbue the house with an abundance of natural light, bringing a cosy and pleasant ambience to every room. The garden has a barbecue area, where social gatherings with family and friends can be enjoyed.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 195 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2000 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Sant Just Desvern Exquisite Home in a Desirable Location
et in the heart of Sant Just Desvern, this modern home finds itself in immaculate condition. It occupies a level plot with a front garden comprising a porch and lawn, while the back garden benefits from an outdoor pool, barbecue area and access to the kitchen. The main level of the property consists of an entrance hall, a living room overlooking the front garden, a WC, office, and kitchen with pool views, in addition
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 3.49 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 589 m2 LAND APPROX. 701 m2 E&V ID W-02B06G CONTACT SANT JUST (ES) EV SANT JUST SL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 934 76 54 87 E-MAIL SANTJUST@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
to a second living room. The bedroom quarters host a large master suite with a dressing room, bedroom and bathroom, all enjoying glorious natural light. Two double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a fourth double bedroom, with a shared full bathroom, complete this floor. The attic hosts a multi-purpose room for games or study. Other amenities include a large garage, utility rooms, a cellar and an elevator.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: SET ESTUDI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1980
Sant Andreu de Llavaneres Luxury, Style, Taste & Personality
ituated in a highly sought-after location, this exclusive property has been designed with a great warmth, abundant charm and subtle glamour. Its well-conceived layout is set over three half-levels. The living area comprises a spacious living room with a fireplace, and a bright dining room for up to 12 guests. This space opens onto the porch and expansive outdoor summer lounge, which boasts wonderful views of the
SPAIN, CATALONIA PRICE EUR 1.89 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 370 m2 LAND APPROX. 3,350 m2 E&V ID W-021U38 CONTACT MARESME (ES) MARESME PROPERTIES, S.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 937 98 88 99 E-MAIL MARESME@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
sea and the charming garden. The top floor plays host to a master suite with a dressing room and large bathroom, as well as a private terrace. Downstairs are two twin bedrooms, sharing a bathroom. On the same floor is a guest suite with direct access to the garden. The house exudes a distinctively Provençal feel that can be sensed in every room, enticing both owners and visitors with an atmosphere of rest and relaxation.
Contemporary Elegance in Urús
acing out over the valley, from a unique location in the Catalan Pyrenees, this wonderful modern property is distributed over two floors. The living/dining room boasts large window frontages that afford absolutely splendid views of the breathtaking local scenery. A stone fireplace and high ceilings bring a distinctive and cosy character to the living space. Other noteworthy highlights of the ground floor include
LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +34 972 14 12 06 E-MAIL CERDANYA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the modern open plan kitchen with an appealing cooking island and dining area, a sumptuous bedroom suite featuring direct access to the porch and garden, and an en suite single bedroom. The first floor hosts a grand bedroom suite complete with a dressing room, in addition to two further double bedrooms. Other amenities adding to the quality of life here include a laundry room and a garage for two vehicles.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 325 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2007 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
SPAIN, GIRONA PRICE EUR 950,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 375 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,600 m2 E&V ID W-0268MR CONTACT CERDANYA (ES) INICIATIVES NOVA ERA SL
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1787
Villa Krämerstein – A Grand Lakeside Jewel
his stately neo-Baroque mansion dating from the 18th century stands in the heart of glorious parkland grounds in the upmarket village of Kastanienbaum. Originally envisaged as a farmhouse, the property now presents itself in the mantle of the Baroque country castle as a superb example of prestigious upper-class mansions built in the early 20th century. High segmental arch windows crowned with cartouches,
SWITZERLAND, LUCERNE RENTAL PRICE PER MONTH CHF 18,500 INTERIOR APPROX. 909 m2 LAND APPROX. 38,689 m2 E&V ID G-028YH6 CONTACT LUZERN (CH) EV LUZERN PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 41 410 66 91 E-MAIL LUZERN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
a steep and striking mansard roof, and a lower ground floor that opens out towards the lake all accentuate the grand character of this residence. The approx. 39,000 m2 land plot offers some 909 m2 of total floor space for rent, divided across the main mansion and a porter’s lodge. This gem of an estate benefits from a peaceful setting, as well enjoying direct lake frontage with a truly beautiful pathway along the shore of Lake Lucerne.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: APIX – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2005
Genuine Luxury in the Country
uilt in 2005 in a dream setting close to Winterthur, this luxurious country estate is one of a kind, constructed using the finest materials and affording the highest standards of luxury, comfort and security. The upmarket residence comprises ten bedrooms, and an impressive private spa with an indoor pool, sauna, and relaxation room complete with a cheminée fireplace. One particular delight is the garden with its
SWITZERLAND, ZURICH PRICE CHF 3.1 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 363 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,066 m2 E&V ID W-00BZQJ CONTACT WINTERTHUR (CH) IMMOBILIEN ZÜRICH NORD AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 43 500 64 64 E-MAIL WINTERTHUR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
impressive far-reaching views of vineyards and woodland, and its large garden pavilion with an integrated kitchen. Other highlights include an exclusive wine cellar and an underground garage with twelve individual spaces and a separate hydraulic lift. Nature and horse lovers will also be in their absolute element here, with stables, idyllic trails and the nearby Zurich Polo Park offering no end of recreational pleasures.
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uilt to a superior construction quality, this detached family home enjoys an exposed, sunny hillside location. Its 6.5 rooms in total are set over four different levels. Wooden design features in the interiors create a homely and feel-good atmosphere within. The panoramic window frontages and the traditional cheminée fireplace form the focal point of this property. An open plan kitchen flows seamlessly into the
SWITZERLAND, GRISONS PRICE CHF 4.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 260 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,262 m2 E&V ID W-02BWMJ CONTACT ST. MORITZ (CH) EVSM PROPERTIES AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 81 837 51 51 E-MAIL STMORITZ@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
living space. The large sun terrace boasts breathtaking views taking in the beautiful Upper Engadine scenery. A balcony is protected from the wind, making it a cosy place to sit out in the sunshine, even during the winter months. The superior finishes combine a contemporary style with traditional local materials. In the adjoining outbuilding, connected to the main house via an interior staircase, is a garage and a studio apartment.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1622
Patrician House Steeped in History
his impressive patrician house was built in 1622 and has since shaped the village aesthetic of Cunter, near the tourist region of Savognin. The house was last restructured and restored in 1981 and 2016. The charming features from the period of its original construction – stucco, a natural cellar, vaulted ceilings and old panelling – have been preserved and combined with matching natural stone and wooden
SWITZERLAND, GRISONS PRICE CHF 2.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 430 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,246 m2 E&V ID W-026U4R CONTACT CHUR (CH) TOP LIVING IMMOBILIEN AG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS WOHNEN SCHWEIZ AG TEL. +41 81 250 55 85 E-MAIL CHUR@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
floors. The eleven rooms and eight bathrooms allow for a variety of possible uses. The large terrace and balconies afford wonderful views of the mountains. The property includes a stable building, which currently serves as a garage on one side and is awaiting conversion on the other. This magnificent dwelling looks back on a rich and fascinating history, having been the home of Federal Governor Lucius von Scarpatetti.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 71 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY/HEAT PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1340/2013 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: C
Holiday Home in Historic Ensemble in Schruns
his property dating back to 1340 was built over three periods, and has been refurbished from the ground up. All the historic features were preserved as far as possible, or supplemented with elegant replica materials. The result is a gem of a home with a roof terrace and heat pump, enclosed by traditional local buildings, where contemporary comforts can be enjoyed within historic walls. Both central and idyllic,
AUSTRIA, VORARLBERG PRICE EUR 1.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 190 m2 LAND APPROX. 178 m2 E&V ID W-02AFRU CONTACT VORARLBERG (AT) E&H IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 5574 58 06 80 E-MAIL VORARLBERG@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
the entry to the Hochjoch ski area is only approx. 750 m from the front door. The Montafon and Silvretta regions are a magnet both in summer and winter, attracting skiers, mountain bikers, hikers and golfers alike. There is a 9-hole golf course located in nearby Tschagguns. Many other recreational attractions include an activity park, high rope forest course and outdoor pool. Schruns can be reached by train or car all year round.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 49 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
Klagenfurt Modern Minimalism
his designer home was built in 2013, just a few minutes’ drive from the shores of beautiful Lake Wörth. An exceptional interior layout concept with large window frontages creates a seamless transition from the living areas out to the sun terraces and elegant patio. Wonderful relaxing hours can be spent outdoors here in the splendid garden with its tranquil seating areas, as well as in the indoor pool and sauna. The fully
AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE EUR 1.05 MILL. E&V ID W-029VTP INTERIOR APPROX. 190 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,979 m2 CONTACT KLAGENFURT (AT) H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 463 504 32 11 00 E-MAIL KLAGENFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
glazed partition wall between the open plan living area and the garage has an undeniable wow factor. This property presents an outstanding architectural symbiosis where a superb quality of life can be enjoyed. Appointed to a high quality, with abundant natural light and underfloor heating, the garage offers a variety of different possible uses. This is a home for individualists where home life can be cherished to the full.
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St. Veit a. d. Glan
Noble Country Home in Desirable Standalone Location
his magnificent private property is set amidst the stunning natural beauty of Carinthia. Many a member of Europe’s aristocratic dynasties has fallen in love with the charming and secluded location of this estate, and the idyllic far-reaching views. Guests from around the world hold this retreat in great regard and affection for its genuine natural beauty and absolute privacy. The approx. 14.76 ha grounds play host to a main
AUSTRIA, CARINTHIA PRICE EUR 7.8 MILL. E&V ID W-029BHQ INTERIOR APPROX. 794 m2 LAND APPROX. 14.76 ha CONTACT KLAGENFURT (AT) H&H PREMIUM IMMOBILIENVERMITTLUNG GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +43 463 504 32 11 00 E-MAIL KLAGENFURT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
residence, a guesthouse, and pool house. In addition to ten bedrooms and nine bathrooms, the property also boasts a glorious conservatory and an open fireplace. Light-flooded rooms, top-quality materials, and a tasteful colour scheme culminate in a home with immense appeal. Exclusive appointment details set a standard that is hard to beat. Modern domestic technologies ensure maximum energy efficiency and living comfort.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 63.13 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Prestigious Villa with Pool & Dépendance
his wonderful home lies nestled between the orchards and the majestic natural scenery of South Tyrol, just a few minutes’ walk from the municipality of Leifers. The main property sits within the expansive and well-kept garden, along with a pool and separate dépendance. The residence comprises a total of seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as an elevator and a large garage. First-class
ITALY, SOUTH TYROL PRICE EUR 3.65 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 657 m2 LAND APPROX. 2,400 m2 E&V ID W-02B1Y6 CONTACT BOZEN (IT) REAL ESTATE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0471 97 95 10 E-MAIL BOZEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
finishes such as parquet flooring, wood-panelled ceilings and marble bathrooms imbue this dwelling with a unique character of its own. Offering both privacy and comfort, the dépendance accommodates a large living room, kitchen, bathroom, and relaxation room. Thanks to its superb location and condition, this property represents a consummate place to enjoy life at its finest, either as a first or second home.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CRISTIAN PARRAVICINI – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 330.91 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: OIL – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1920 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: G
Historic Lakeside Villa
his magnificent heritage villa right on the shores of Lake Como is one of the most beautiful and prestigious 20th century dwellings on the entire lake. The villa, which is the historical Italian home of an important aristocratic family, consists of three floors and a basement level. The whole residence spans some 750 m2 and comprises various living rooms, all facing the lake, plus six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 16.5 MILL. E&V ID W-022H5K COMMERCIAL AREA APPROX. 1,000 m2 LAND APPROX. 6,000 m2 CONTACT CERNOBBIO (IT) FINEST ITALIAN ESTATES S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 031 51 30 99 E-MAIL CERNOBBIO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
A 180° panoramic view over Lake Como can be enjoyed from all the downstairs and upstairs rooms. The property is surrounded by a large, level English garden measuring approx. 6,000 m2, with numerous centuries-old trees including a plane tree that is cited as being the tallest in Europe. The grounds also play host to a charming cottage for guests or staff, in addition to a greenhouse, a garage, and a large boat dock.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 110.20 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Perfect Balance of Luxury, History & Technology
pprox. 20 minutes from the centre of Milan and a few steps from the Royal Villa of Monza, this luxurious villa is unique both in style and location. It represents the result of careful restructuring where a combination of history and technology have come together to excellent effect. The building is fitted with all conceivable modern comforts, with finishes that meet the highest living standards and guarantee high levels
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 5.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 530 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,500 m2 E&V ID W-02AJGU CONTACT MONZA (IT) TEODOLINDA S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 039 232 62 13 E-MAIL MONZA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
of safety and energy efficiency. The house is currently divided into four units but could also easily be converted into a single and substantially sized residence. This property presents an excellent investment option too, as it is up for sale with a high annual rental income. It is set in beautiful parkland grounds spanning some 1,500 m2, which also comprise a beautiful outbuilding where privacy is guaranteed.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 174.12 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1930 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Beautiful Apartment on Corso Sempione
his refined and historic apartment occupies the fourth and penultimate floors of an elegant residential building. It benefits from a triple exposure with beautiful views. A welcoming entrance leads through to the large double living room, which in turn flows on to a kitchen and dining area. The sleeping quarters encompass a master suite with an en suite bathroom, private study, walk-in closet and beautiful terrace,
ITALY, LOMBARDY PRICE EUR 1.48 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 340 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 5 E&V ID W-02B4JA CONTACT MILANO FIERA (IT) M&M REAL ESTATE SRL LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 02 94 43 33 21 E-MAIL MILANOFIERA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
in addition to three other bedrooms served by two bathrooms. The property includes a basement and the option of buying a garage parking space. This entire home is fitted with the latest technologies dedicated to comfort and security, including air conditioning, an alarm system, armoured doors, and window grilles on the balconies. The condominium also offers a concierge service, double elevator, and central heating.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: RAMIRO CASTRO XIQUES – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 137.03 kWh/m2a – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1957 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Design & Elegance in an Exclusive Location
his gracious and exclusive apartment with a large terrace is situated in one of the most prestigious areas of the city. After a full and skilfully executed restoration, this home is now characterised by a bright and spacious living area with a triple living room overlooking the beautiful terrace with a roof garden, in addition to a fully furnished and equipped kitchen, three sumptuous bedrooms, one with a balcony, three
ITALY, EMILIA-ROMAGNA PRICE EUR 3.3 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 365 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS 3 E&V ID W-026BGZ CONTACT BOLOGNA (IT) SAN BERNARDINO S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 051 33 14 60 E-MAIL BOLOGNA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
bathrooms, a laundry area, and custom cabinetry. The property also includes a garage, additional parking, and a basement. The aesthetic finishes are superb, while technical fittings include video surveillance. The property is located on a highly exclusive road close to Giardini Margherita. It is a unique and peaceful setting where residential excellence can be enjoyed with all the conveniences of urban life on the doorstep.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: PAMELA BRALIA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 183.78 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION CIRCA: 1800 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: F
Castiglione d’Orcia Farmhouse with Outdoor Pool
his ancient stone farmhouse is set on the gentle incline of a hill in the enchanting region of Val d’Orcia. A skilful renovation has transformed it into an elegant and charming home with traditional materials such as antique terracotta floors, wooden floorboards and beams, stone walls, marbles and coloured plasters – all of which add to the fascination of this dwelling. Divided over several levels, the farmhouse comprises
ITALY, TUSCANY PRICE EUR 1.79 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 440 m2 LAND APPROX. 9,000 m2 E&V ID W-02B5F3 CONTACT SIENA (IT) SIENA SHIRE S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0577 28 84 16 E-MAIL SIENA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
two large living rooms each with a fireplace, a dining room, stone kitchen in the Tuscan tradition, four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and a further bathroom on the ground floor. The farmhouse is surrounded by garden grounds, graced by a saltwater pool with an antique travertine edge and terracotta solarium. From here, magnificent views of one of the most authentic corners of the Val d’Orcia can be enjoyed to the full.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: GIANLUCA MUSCAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 114 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: SOLAR – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2002 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: E
Charming Country Retreat in Porto Rotondo
mmersed in the countryside’s colours and scents, this villa is a clever combination of traditional architecture and modern style. The property is comprised of three houses, elegantly furnished and enriched by the warmth of the juniper wood and handcrafted cotto tiles. The villa comfortably sleeps 14 people, with seven suites distributed over the three houses. The outdoors are designed to fully enjoy the
ITALY, SARDINIA PRICE EUR 2.4 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 300 m2 LAND APPROX. 14,000 m2 E&V ID W-02BK7P CONTACT OLBIA (IT) FIRST SARDEV S.R.L. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS ITALIA S.R.L. TEL. +39 0789 278 60 E-MAIL OLBIA@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
surrounding scenery: with a lounge and alfresco dining area, and a splendid swimming pool with a solarium facing out towards the seascape. The large land plot, spanning almost 1.5 ha, has been planted with 200 olive trees and a vineyard, as well as featuring eight parking spaces and a photovoltaic system. It is just a few minutes from here to the picturesque centre of Porto Rotondo and pristine sandy beaches.
Villas in the Premium Resort Navarino Dunes
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he dream of owning a fabulous second home in a special place becomes a tantalizing reality here at the Navarino Residences. Located either directly by the beach or on a raised plateau, in the heart of Costa Navarino’s multiple award-winning resort, the villas afford breathtaking views of the sea, the resort, and its Bernhard Langer signature golf course. Residents enjoy access to all amenities on offer in the
GREECE, PELOPONNES PRICE FROM EUR 2.6 MILL. INTERIOR FROM APPROX. 300 m2 LAND FROM APPROX. 1,300 m2 NO. OF BEDROOMS FROM 4 E&V ID W-029DK0 CONTACT ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESORTS (DE) EV RESORTS GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 368 80 80 E-MAIL COSTANAVARINO@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
resort including the spa of the two five-star hotels, the 21 restaurants and bars, and the wide range of recreational offers. The resort’s own beach lies at residents’ feet here, and is just a few minutes’ away with the golf cart. Designed by renowned architecture firms, the villas enjoy a south orientation that floods the interiors with light and caters to peaceful hours spent lying by the private pools in the sunshine.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: HARRYS ZAMPETOULAS – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017
Brand New Contemporary Villa in Vlicha Bay
his beautiful villa forms part of a complex of seven single-storey villas and is the ideal summer location, enjoying spectacular views over the picturesque bay. Built in a contemporary style with a natural stone façade, it is immersed in Mediterranean light generously filling the interior and creating a warm and welcoming feel throughout. The uninterrupted spectacular vistas make the surrounding beauty an in-
GREECE, DODECANESE ISLANDS PRICE EUR 550,000 INTERIOR APPROX. 111 m2 LAND APPROX. 506 m2 E&V ID W-029VPW CONTACT RHODES (GR) P&P RHODES REAL ESTATE GEORGIOS PETRAS & PARTNERS E.P.E. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
tegral part of this ultra-modern villa with its subtle hints of traditional Greek style. All three bedrooms boast an en suite bathroom, built-in wardrobes, and French windows overlooking the garden and bay. An open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room all open to a splendid terrace. The swimming pool is the highlight of the property, and from here a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea can be enjoyed to the full.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: GEORGE BLESSAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2012
The Epitome of Mediterranean Splendour
legant and spacious, this exclusive villa enjoys sweeping sea views and benefits from superior quality and top brand finishes. Just some of the absolute highlights of the property include the heated swimming pool, a floating pool deck, fully fitted designer kitchen, a gymnasium and a self-contained guard house/studio. The accommodation comprises expansive living space benefiting from panoramic full-length floor-to-
GREECE, DODECANESE ISLANDS PRICE EUR 1.7 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 550 m2 LAND APPROX. 8,298 m2 E&V ID W-022RF9 CONTACT RHODES (GR) P&P RHODES REAL ESTATE GEORGIOS PETRAS & PARTNERS E.P.E. LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +30 22410 794 10 E-MAIL RHODES@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ceiling windows, which lead out to sea view balconies, a copious en suite master bedroom with a full picture window and its own private terrace, five additional bedrooms, and three superb bathrooms. The private grounds, with landscaped and manicured Mediterranean gardens as well as garage space for three cars, complete this spectacular, secondto-none villa, which sets the scene for a marvellous quality of life.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1917
Villa Klaverduyn – Extraordinary Home in a Dream Location
et in a dream location close to Amsterdam and the beach coast, this pearl of a villa dates back to 1917 and was designed by the famous architect W.A. Lensvelt. The property is listed for its historic national significance. It is set in superb parkland grounds featuring a glorious pond, a 9-hole golf course, a swimming pool with pool house, and a clay tennis court complete with a drinks bar. Beneath the modern garage with
NETHERLANDS, SOUTH HOLLAND PRICE EUR 12.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 738 m2 LAND APPROX. 3.13 ha E&V ID W-025NQ2 CONTACT AMSTERDAM SOUTH (NL) HOME VIEW INT. BV LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +31 20 716 24 18 E-MAIL AMSTERDAMSOUTH@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
space for four cars, there is a very special 1950s Rock & Roll party area. In addition, there is also an outhouse on the estate. The natural beauty of this setting is also marked by ample privacy and peace, while inside the house is filled with light and enjoys lovely views from every room. The grounds are surrounded by a high dune ridge that protects against the sea wind, and boast a wealth of tall, old deciduous trees and multi-coloured flora.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE IS NOT AVAILABLE – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2011
Exclusive Thatched Home in Kampen
his upscale property has been meticulously refurbished in a beautiful and traditional Sylt style. The mature grounds boast fabulous landscape gardening, complete with an impressive driveway entrance and two parking bays. The interior finishes convey an exceptional ambience and provide a superb quality standard in every single detail. The living/ dining area is both spacious and individual, featuring a fireplace, doors
GERMANY, SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN PRICE EUR 6.95 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 340 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,600 m2 E&V ID W-02A4O7 CONTACT SYLT (DE) EV SYLT IMMOBILIEN GMBH & CO. KG LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 4651 985 70 E-MAIL SYLT@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
opening to the terrace, an open plan fitted kitchen, and a stable door. A luxurious spa with a fireplace, Jacuzzi, steam room, and infrared cabin is ideal for spending hours relaxing in an exclusive and private setting. The property presides over a total of eight rooms, five bedrooms, and four bathrooms, two of which are en suite. This stunning residence is second to none and affords the consummate dwelling on the island of Sylt.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JÖRG BUCHER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 62.7 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2016 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE EUR 1.29 – 3.59 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 164 – 315 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 3 – 5 E&V ID W-01S1SA CONTACT HAMBURG-PROJEKTVERMARKTUNG (DE)
River Elbe, Park Surroundings & City Life
E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 36 09 96 90 E-MAIL HAMBURG.PROJEKTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
hese exceptional freehold apartments can now be found on the auspicious ‘Elbchaussee’, in a prime location between the Elbe and the centre of Hamburg, with spectacular views of the river and the Heine-Park. Constructed according to the design of the Paris practice Michel Kagan Architecture & Associés, the apartments preside over floor spaces ranging from approx. 164 m² to 315 m², with three to five
rooms. The spacious room layouts afford light-flooded interiors while preserving a high degree of privacy. An exclusive appointment and finishes in the highest-quality materials are just as matter of course here as the underground garage and separate storage spaces. Particularly worthy of mention is the superb standard of the outer façade. These residences represent fine living and urban finesse at its very best.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: JÖRG BUCHER – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 29.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2017 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: A
GERMANY, HAMBURG PRICE FROM EUR 4.8 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 250 – 310 m2 NO. OF ROOMS 4 E&V ID W-028U6F CONTACT HAMBURG-PROJEKTVERMARKTUNG (DE)
Exclusive Living on the Leinpfad
E+V HAMBURG IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 40 36 09 96 90 E-MAIL HAMBURG.PROJEKTE@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
ocated on the desirable Leinpfad Canal, with glorious unobstuctable views of the water, this exclusive new development comprises four unique apartments with an uncompromising sense of privacy. Inspired by the stylistic features of the neighbouring architecture, this property forms a harmonious new addition to the road. The apartments have been appointed with loving attention to detail and are notable for their
expansive, open plan interiors. Classical fireplaces and a loggia or terrace feature in each apartment and underline the overall sense of grandeur and prestige. The interior design and use of fine materials leave nothing to be desired. State-of-the-art technical fittings and contemporary ecological energy concepts meet the highest standards. Completion is due in 2018.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN WYRWA – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 47.2 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2013
Luxury Ambience in Designer Cuboid Home
uilt in 2013 on the southern slopes of the ‘Bückeberg’ hill, this cube affords impressive views overlooking the Weser Uplands with the River Weser flowing by. Besides its excellent location, this property is an absolute highlight in itself. The finest quality finishes, a rational interior layout and sleek forms have been combined here with exclusive materials to fulfill the highest standards of function and form. The luxury property
GERMANY, LOWER SAXONY PRICE EUR 1.09 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 324 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,245 m2 E&V ID W-02BG08 CONTACT HANNOVER (DE) EUV HANNOVER RESIDENTIAL GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 511 36 80 20 E-MAIL HANNOVER@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
is set over three levels and spans some 324 m2 in total. The upper floor consists of an expansive en suite bedroom with a walk-in closet, two children’s bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, and a gallery area. A cantilever staircase leads down from here into the open plan and light-filled living/ dining room and kitchen space. The cube boasts both customised fitted furnishings and high-end technical fittings throughout.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: ULRICH HETZERT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 19 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: AIR-HEATING PUMP – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2014
Impressive Dwelling Just Next to Golf Course
ituated with a superb panorama overlooking a picturesque lake, this splendid residence forms a harmonious whole with its surroundings, just next to the manicured golf course. Large window frontages stretching up to the ceiling characterise the appealing flair of this home. They create a light-flooded ambience within and a seamless transition from the inside to the outside. The inviting, open plan kitchen and dining area
GERMANY, NORTH RHINE-WESTPHALIA PRICE EUR 2.48 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 381 m2 LAND APPROX. 870 m2 E&V ID W-028WGJ CONTACT KÖLN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS NRW GMBH MASTER LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 221 57 77 99 80 E-MAIL KOELN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
on the first floor open up onto a terrace with impressive views across the fairways of the Cologne Golf Club. The well-conceived interior layout, adapted to make the most of the property’s exceptional setting, makes for an exclusive living experience indeed. Three terraces on different levels, a heated swimming pool, and an unoverlooked garden with the utmost privacy are all ideal for enjoying home life outdoors here.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: BJÖRN BROCKT – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY REQUIREMENT 74.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: DISTRICT HEATING – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 2015 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: B
Villa von Baden – Exclusive Parkside Living
esigned by the renowned Berlin architecture firm Petra und Paul Kahlfeldt, this dream residence in a prime location has been envisaged for all discerning individuals seeking exceptional levels of comfort, sustainability, aesthetics and harmony. Sleek lines, symmetry and balance all combine to characterise the ‘Villa von Baden’. Its beautiful setting next to the ‘Luisenpark’ with unspoilt views taking in the abun-
GERMANY, BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG PRICE EUR 5.2 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 557 m2 LAND APPROX. 808 m2 E&V ID W-02BCH1 CONTACT MANNHEIM (DE) RHEIN-NECKAR-PFALZ IMMOBILIEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 621 400 40 50 E-MAIL MANNHEIM@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
dantly green surroundings, and the rare mix of urbanity and nature both posed challenges for the architect. The superior appointment standard and the state-of-the-art technical fittings leave nothing to be desired. Everything has been meticulously conceived and carefully composed down to the last detail. The outstanding quality of the materials used reflects the strong sense of longevity at the heart of this home.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY – PHOTOS: CHRISTINE DEMPF – ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: ENERGY CONSUMPTION CERTIFICATE/ TOTAL FINAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION 112.4 kWh/m2a – ENERGY SOURCE: GAS – YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION: 1993 – ENERGY EFFICIENCY CLASS: D
Prestigious Property at Desirable Address
his home is located in the ‘Herzogpark’, one of the finest residential locations in Munich. The family-friendly residence, with its idyllic south-facing garden and separate Japanese-style garden, was modernised in 2010. The overall interior spans some 421 m2 and is distributed over three floors. The expansive ground floor living/dining area is approx. 64 m2 in size, complete with a fireplace and doors opening to the approx. 72 m2
GERMANY, BAVARIA PRICE EUR 14.6 MILL. INTERIOR APPROX. 421 m2 LAND APPROX. 1,000 m2 E&V ID W-02AE9B CONTACT MÜNCHEN (DE) ENGEL & VÖLKERS MÜNCHEN GMBH LICENCE PARTNER OF ENGEL & VÖLKERS RESIDENTIAL GMBH TEL. +49 89 998 99 60 E-MAIL MUENCHEN@ENGELVOELKERS.COM
terrace. The hand-carpentered kitchen is fitted with high-end appliances. The first floor awaits with three bedrooms, one with a balcony and en suite bathroom, and two rooms facing south and west. Meanwhile, the attic level hosts another two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a walk-in closet. A wine cellar, large utility room, and a sauna with a shower area on the lower ground floor also form part of this exceptional property.
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